“Scream Queens”: Did You Know Heather Langenkamp Is Behind the Devil Mask?!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:45

Fox 5 in New York just released this video that reveals an interesting name behind FOX’s “Scream Queens,” which debuted last night.

Heather Langenkamp – who you may remember as Nancy in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, gave Fox 5’s Simone Boyce a tour of her special effects house AFX Studio where she and her husband are hard at work on some creepy visuals for “Scream Queens,” including the iconic devil mask seen through many of the promos.

Langenkamp is married to David LeRoy Anderson, an Academy Award-winning makeup artist. They own AFX Studio. They have worked on Dawn of the Dead, Cinderella Man, Cabin in the Woods, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Hotel, and now “Scream Queens.”

Categories: Horror News

‘We Are Still Here’ Gets Interesting Japanese Release

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:36

Transformer will be releasing Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here in Japan on home video December 4th.

It’s currently available for preorder at Amazon Japan for ¥3,163 (which comes to roughly $26 USD).

The title in Japan is 喰らう家, which roughly translates to The Eating House. The tagline, creeping out of the window, is “Om nom nom nom.”

This House needs a family. After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne move to the quiet New Englang countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly become the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to pull their souls – and the soul of their lost son – into hell with them. We Are Still Here is a tense, frightening and thoroughly haunting modern ghost story.

Categories: Horror News

Beware of Bootlegs When Navigating the Blu-ray Market

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:01

By now we’ve all been beaten over the head repeatedly when it comes to the pirating of movies via illegal downloads and streams. Typically these discussions about pirating seem to revolve around newer films from the big studios. What we don’t hear about as often is how pirating and releasing illegal copies of Blu-rays and DVDs impacts the little labels. These are the labels responsible for bringing all these weird, obscure cult movies to Blu-ray that I’m sure most of us never expected to see beyond the VHS days. Bootleggers can severely damage these companies by releasing illegal Blu-ray and DVD version of their titles for pennies on the dollar.

Sascha Imme, the CEO & Head of Acquisitions over at OFDb Filmworks in Germany, recently took to the OFDb website to tackle the issue of bootlegging. Sascha wrote a wonderful piece talking about the variety of issues that arise when someone makes illegal copies of a movie and tries to pass them off as legit. I wanted to pass some tidbits from Sascha’s blog onto the Bloody Disgusting readers because I know that much like myself, many of you are avid collectors of physical media. And when these bootlegs happen, it hurts the collector just as much as the labels.

Special shout out to BD reader Horst Matuschek for bringing this blog to my attention. I translated Sascha’s article from German to English using Google Translate so it’s not a perfect translation but you should be able to get the gist of it.

The situation is different, however, when the fictional teenagers (or below rather an adult) is Downloading and burning on a 20 cent blank and sold for 25 euros. And here we are in business of bootleg traders: take a foreign DVD or Blu-ray, the German soundtrack pack to then burn the result on a cheap blank – and hope for as many buyers.

This form of crime is a completely different caliber and harms not only the film industry, but ultimately also the inexperienced buyer who can not tell the difference in a legal publication (or want?) [and a bootleg copy] Bootlegs appear natural…and in some cases even [available] in commercial online stores.

Could we not be indifferent? No! After all, are we now a film label. We pay money for licenses, money for bonus material, money for beautiful packaging – Bootlegger make [none of] that. They steal diligently. And that bothers us not only “because it a matter of principle ‘, but currently also again very concretely: Two published by us tracks are brazenly offered as Bootleg – earlier on DVD and recently even as a burned Blu-ray.

This isn’t the whole blog and again the translation isn’t perfect, but I think you can see the very valid and important points Sascha brings up. From a buyer perspective it can be very difficult to tell the difference between a bootleg copy and a legit copy, especially when you’re looking to buy something online. Once you get the copy in hand you can usually tell pretty quickly if it’s a bootleg. A lot of bootleg Blu-rays come on BD-R’s for example. These can still be dolled up to look very nice, but at the end of the day they’re still a BD-R. To further complicate the matter however, some legit releases can be BD-R. Just depends on the release and the label releasing it.

Adding to the difficultly is a lot of the times these bootleg copies are the random one-off horror titles. The stuff we usually have to go to a foreign market to get. Given that there could be a language barrier this makes things all the more tricky. And, as Sascha pointed out, these bootleggers are sometimes able to get their stuff onto legitimate commercial sites like Amazon, so even if you buy from a site you trust you’re not entirely safe. These bootleggers do not care either. They’ll illegally release a movie even if they know someone already has the rights and is planning a release. This actually happened with OFDb and their upcoming release of Humanoids of the Deep that someone bootlegged.

We’re not going to be able to get rid of bootlegging entirely. That’s just not possible. But we can do our best to limit it and make sure it isn’t a successful and profitable approach for those trying to make a quick buck off someone else’s product. As I’ve said it’s not always easy to spot a bootleg right away, so you may buy one unknowingly. The key once you know is to not buy from that person or “label” again and make sure everyone you know that purchases Blu-rays and DVD does the same. Not only does it help the real labels, but it’ll save you from wasting your hard earned money on an inferior product.

There’s plenty of great companies out there – Arrow Films, Synapse, Kino Lorber, Scream Factory, OFDb Filmworks, Umbrella Entertainment, Criterion, Vinegar Syndrome, Shock, Koch Media, Illusions ULTD, Severin, Blue Underground, Artsploitation – the list goes on and on. We have lots of options for cult film on Blu-ray. Keep supporting labels like these while shutting down the bootleggers and they’ll continue bringing us the films we love.

You can read Sascha Imme’s full blog on bootlegs here.

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Trick or Treat With These Exclusive ‘Tales of Halloween’ Images

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:01

Epic Pictures will release Tales of Halloween in theaters, on VOD and iTunes on October 16th.

The film is an anthology of 10 halloween tales, directed by David Parker (The Hills Run Red), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die), Paul Solet (Grace), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad) & Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again) (Co-Directing A Vignette), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), Neil Marshall (The Descent).

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive look at three of the shorts, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Paul Solet and Ryan Schifrin.

Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares.

Full cast includes Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Alex Essoe, Lin Shaye, Dana Gould, James Duval, Elissa Dowling, Grace Phipps, Pollyana McIntosh, Marc Senter, Tiffany Shepis, John F. Beach, Trent Haaga, Casey Ruggieri, Kristina Klebe, Cerina Vincent, John Savage, Keir Gilchrist, Nick Principe, Amanda Moyer, Jennifer Wenger, Sam Witwer, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ben Woolf, Caroline Williams, Robert Rusler, Cameron Easton, Austin Falk, Madison Iseman, Daniel Dimaggio, Natalie Castillo, Ben Stillwell and Hunter Smit.

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Die Choking “Millirem” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:00

It’s Wednesday and sometimes we need a little pick me up to get us through the rest of the week. That’s why we’ve teamed up with grind metal band Die Choking to bring you an exclusive track premiere of “Millirem”, which comes from their upcoming album III.

“Millirem” is just over 90 seconds of pure sensory assault, featuring blistering drums, raging vocals, and a wall of distorted guitars, all combining to ensure maximum face melting power.

Bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog explains the song:

This song represents an uncontrolled outburst of radiation at an instant of birth or death. Pulsation. Particles. Pre-existence. I have a rabid obsession with puking out waves of aural energy.

III will see digital release on October 8th and the vinyl on October 23rd. Make sure to pre-order the vinyl.

Die Choking online:
Official Website

Tour dates:
Escape The Pope Tour 2015:
9/24/2015 AS220 – Providence, RI @ Riotous Outburst Fall-Fest 4: Day 1 w/ Empty Vessels, Grizzlor, Aneurysm, Cross Armed, Calculator
9/25/2015 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA w/ Today Is The Day, Abigail Williams, Eaten, Ramlord [info]
9/26/2015 Modern Gypsy – Manchester, NH w/ Ramlord, Monk, Green Bastard
9/27/2015 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Old Lines, Prisoner
9/30/2015 The Half Moon – Philadelphia, PA w/ ACxDC, Outer Heaven

III US Record Release Tour Dates:
10/22/2015 Bremen Café – Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer
10/23/2015 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN w/ Deterioration
10/24/2015 The Mutiny – Denver, CO
10/25/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/26/2015 E.S.P. – Spokane, WA w/ The Drip
10/27/2015 TBA – Portland, OR
10/28/2015 Burnt Ramen – Richmond, CA
10/29/2015 Perez – Los Angeles, CA
10/30/2015 TBA
10/31/2015 skatepark show – Kansas City, MO
11/01/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
11/7/2015 Boot n’ Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *record release show w/ Mother Brain, Grin & Bear It, Surgeon
11/13/2015 The Burners – Bethlehem, PA *record release show w/ Carved Up
11/14/2015 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Carved Up
11/15/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Carved Up
12/05/2015 ICAC Hall – Gloucester City, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest 4 w/ Rivers of Nihil, Corpse Horder, more

Categories: Horror News

[Blu-ray Review] ‘From Beyond’ Gets Messy!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:57

From Beyond is one of those horrors movie that I know has been considered a classic by horror fans for pretty much ever, but I somehow never got around to seeing. Why it took me so long to see this, I’ll never know. Fortunately I can now say that I finally saw it and man oh man am I glad I did. Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and H.P. Lovecraft sure make one hell of a winning team!

At this point you probably know what From Beyond is all about. Crawford Tillinghast (Combs) and Dr. Edward Pretorius (Ted Sorel) develop the resonator, a device that allows humans to see beyond what is consider to be the normal perceptible reality. Good news, the resonator works! Bad news, the resonator works! As plenty of movies have taught us over the years, when humans play around with science too much, the results are often disastrous. Such is precisely the case in From Beyond.

Of course I loved this movie. Combs is splendid as always and it’s kind of fun to see how his character of Tillinghast compares to his more famous Herbert West from the Re-Animator films. Despite the two characters playing in the same ballpark, they’re both actually quite different and complex in their own ways. Tillinghast is more about doing the right thing rather than putting science first.

Barbara Crampton’s Dr. Katherine McMichaels on the other hand, was a bit more reminiscent of West. McMichaels is willing to go to great lengths in the name of science. Even when she knows the risks she can’t help but let her curiosity get the best of her. I may have been most impressed with Crampton out of everyone. Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that I’ve always considered her to be the weak link of Re-Animator. I’ve been a huge fan of her in everything else however, and From Beyond is certainly no different.

Stuart Gordon must love to get messy. His films always seem to be oozing with so much goop. As a whole Gordon may be the director with the best use of practical effects and makeup. It’s not that From Beyond or any of his other films would rank as my top choice for use of practical effects, but he may be consistently the best over the course of his career. The whole sucking brains through the eye socket is just awesome. Logically that may just be the best way to get to someone’s brain when you think about it. Going through the skull? Ugh, too hard, too much work. Just rip out the eye and suck through the socket! Works like a charm!

The plus side to waiting so long to see a classic like From Beyond is that I now get to experience it for the first time on Blu-ray which is pretty terrific. The version I watched was the German release from OFDb Filmworks. I know the film did get the Scream Factory special treatment here in the US. From what I can tell both transfers on the US and German release look to be the same, at least as far as the specs are concerned. I can’t speak for sure on behalf of the Scream Factory release, but I am very happy to say the OFDb release looked fantastic. From Beyond is a pretty colorful movie, especially when the resonator is in action and you see a lot of bold, vivid light. This all looks wonderful in HD.

The special features on this release, just like with the Scream Factory release, are loaded. From what I can tell every feature that is on the Scream Factory release is included on the OFDb release, plus there are a few more tossed in. The German release has three commentaries – one with Gordon, Crampton, Combs and producer Brian Yuzna; a second with Dennis Paoli; and then finally a third in German with Kai Naumann and Marcus Stiglegger. The extra bonus materials included on the German release are an additional 20 minute feature on the special effects (Monsters & Slime), an additional interview with Crampton (The Doctor is In), an interview with Paoli (Gothic Adaptation), an additional interview with Gordon and storyboards. These extra features could be included on the Scream Factory release, but I’m just going by what I was able to find online.

I may have been late to the party on From Beyond, but I think I can safely say most horror fans are going to want this one in their collection. Fortunately there looks to be a couple of good options out there to choose from. It doesn’t matter what region player you have or where you’re located in the world, you’ll be able to find at least one good version of From Beyond and that’s a very good thing.

From Beyond is now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory in the US and Canada, OFDb Filmworks in German, Second Sight in the UK, Sidonis in France and Happinet in Japan.

Categories: Horror News

Elaborate “American Horror Story: Hotel” Art Can’t Wait For You to Check In

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:54

FX has unleashed this grand poster for “American Horror Story: Hotel” that gives us a look at all of the Countesss’ (Lady Gaga) guests.

The 13-episode season premieres on FX on October 7th.

“Built in 1930 by the rich and charming but deeply psychotic James March (Evan Peters), the beautiful art-deco hotel is, in actuality, a labyrinthine structure built to hide March’s murderous activities (think dead ends, secret rooms, endless shafts). This echoes America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, which we detail here.

“In regards to Gaga, the show shifts to present day, where the Cortez is acquired by Gaga’s Countess, described by the site as “a glamorous socialite who attends art openings and fashion shows and maintains her looks not from a steady diet of kale but from imbibing human blood.”

“The Countess is also insatiable when it comes to love and sex, which sets up a macabre love triangle between her, the similarly blood-hungry Donovan (Matt Bomer) and the newly turned male model Tristan (Finn Wittrock).

“Also gravitating around the world of the Cortez are Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett), an actress/former lover of The Countess’ seeking revenge; Iris (Kathy Bates), Donovan’s mother and the front desk clerk; Liz Taylor (Denis O’Hare), a cross-dresser nicknamed by The Countess; Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson), a junkie and friend of The Countess; Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley), a cop investigating a murderer named the Ten Commandments Killer; and The Addiction Demon, a creature in the vein of Rubberman or Bloodyface, who has no eyes or mouth but does wield a nasty, conical drillbit dildo.” (EW)

Categories: Horror News

Watch ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ in Black & White While You Can

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:08

It’s pretty much a given that Mad Max: Fury Road (review) was the action movie of the summer with nothing coming even remotely close. It’s blend of incredible practical FX sequences mixed with a razor thin yet entirely followable plot (amongst its many other strengths) culminated in a movie that was an absolute blast to watch without dumbing itself down for the audience.

One thing that many people have been clamoring for (and I personally don’t get why) is a black and white version of the film. Today, that prayer has been answered! Well…sorta. There’s a full black and white version of the film that you can watch below BUT it seems to be missing all the dialogue. I skipped around and any part that had people speaking was simply silent. I’m guessing this is so that the creator can do their best to avoid it getting yanked due to copyright.

Still, it’s well worth checking out as some of the sequences look utterly gorgeous without color, not that they didn’t in the original!

Categories: Horror News

‘Allison Road’ Wants Your Money (and Your Soul)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:00

To the 185,000 people who signed a petition to get Konami to resume work on Silent Hills, you can go ahead and give up on that now. The makers of the P.T.-inspired horror game Allison Road made good on their promise to ask us for money by launching a crowdfunding campaign, which they hope to see raise £250k (~$388k).

They’ve raised a third of that in less than three days, so let’s take a look at those stretch goals.

For an additional £50k, Mac and Linux support will join the planned PC release, and if we can muster up another £25k, they’ll add captions and language support for French, German, Italian, and Spanish, plus another two languages that will be voted on by the community.

That’s probably happening, too. Aside from the obvious need for a console release, is there anything else you would like to see made into a stretch goal?

Categories: Horror News

The Dead Rise and Evil Resides in Humble’s Weekly Sale

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 08:00

The Humble Bundle seems to have caught a case of the incurable itchy, tasties, but before we draw straws to decide who gets to tell it to look at the flowers, you may want to look over this week’s Capcom-themed offering for somethin’ that might interest ya’. I’ve listed the spookier discounts below, because there’s a selection of good things on sale, stranger, and even more over here.

Dead Rising 2 — $6.80 (reg. $19.99)
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record — $6.80 (reg. $19.99)
Dead Rising 2 Complete Pack — $11.22 (reg. $32.99)
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition — $20.00 (reg. $49.99)
Dead Rising Franchise Pack — $26.00 (reg. $64.99)
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition — $6.80 (reg. $19.99)
Resident Evil 5 — $8.00 (reg. $19.99)
Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundles DLC — $10.49 (reg. $14.99)
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition — $19.49 (reg. $29.99)
Resident Evil 6 — $7.50 (reg. $29.99)
Resident Evil 6 Complete Pack — $10.00 (reg. $39.99)
Resident Evil 4/5/6 Pack — $20.40 (reg. $59.99)
Resident Evil HD Remaster — $14.99 (reg. $19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations 2 — $23.99 (reg. $39.99)
Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition — $9.00 (reg. $29.99)
Resident Evil Revelations Complete Pack — $12.00 (reg. $39.99)

Categories: Horror News

SPOILER: “The Walking Dead” to Add Major Character In Season 6

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 22:08

AMC’s sixth season of “<>The Walking Dead” has yet to premiere and already there is confirmation that a major character will be joining the show in its final episode. Now, this is a major revelation, so I’m going to get the show details out of the way and then, if you want, you can head below to see who’s on the docket.

“The Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse and stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Tovah Feldshuh, Ross Marquand, Alexandra Breckenridge and Austin Nichols.

The sixth season will premiere on October 11th.

Alright, still with me? Good, let’s get to this!

According to The Spoiling Dead, the final episode of the sixth season of “The Walking Dead” will introduce none other than Negan, the utterly insane and ruthless man who forces communities to pay him in exchange for protecting them from zombies.

Those who have read the comics know that Negan is responsible for some truly horrific events, including the death of one of the main characters (although I won’t say who). While Rick and company have managed to make it this far, it’s pretty much undeniable that Negan is going to be the biggest challenge they’ve faced.

Here’s the full casting call for “Orin”, an almost certain nickname that is being used to cover the fact that they want Negan:

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Ridley Scott Planning Another Three ‘Prometheus’ Films?!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 21:38

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was originally meant as a one-shot prequel to his 1979 Alien – at least until Damon Lindelof got his hands on the screenplay and butchered the synergy.

Now, Scott is pushing the envelope as far at the edge of the universe, planning as many as three sequels to the Noomi Rapace-starrer that is slowly unveiling the origins of the Xenomorphs and the Engineers behind them.

Funny enough, in an interview with German website FilmFutter, Scott confirms that Prometheus does in fact connect with Alien, only not in the next sequel*.

“It won’t be in the next one,” explained Scott. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise…

“The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself,” he added. “I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”

*Now, for those of you who have been on board since day one, you’ll remember that we broke news (via an on-set tipster) that the end of Prometheus was originally set to connect directly to Alien in that the ship that crashes is the exact same ship Ellen Ripley and her crew discover in Scott’s first film. Prometheus was changed to a different planet, thus expanding the universe and pushing the connection to the end of the third of a planned trilogy.

Now, Scott is eluding to plans of a fourth film – but who knows if the Neill Blomkamp Alien sequel is somehow part of this timeline.

Whatever the case may be, could this be too much backstory and information? Does knowing more retroactively hurt Alien? I guess time will tell. Too bad nobody in space will be able to hear me scream in anger if it does…

Categories: Horror News

‘The Crow’ May Lose Director Due to Studio Woes

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 21:35

The remake/reboot of James O’Barr’s dark comic The Crow has gone through a lot of troubles since its announcement but this one could be a game changer.

Due to the recent announcement that Relativity Media is filing for bankruptcy, The Crow producer Edward J. Pressman is filing an objection to the film being included in the studio’s assets as it gets ready for a major sale, according to The Wrap. Relativity has invested millions into this film under the promise that it would begin principal photography within three years, half of which has already elapsed. The rights to acquire the project, along with sequels and prequels, apparently cost $2.5 million alone.

Pressman is concerned that whomever purchases these rights will not have the resources to release the film to a minimum of 1,000 screens in the U.S., which would require, “…no less than $10 million to $12 million.

Because of all of this, director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) might abandon the project, which Pressman states, “…is widely regarded as a key creative element. Thus, the production of the picture is imploding even as the time to make the picture is running out under the Crow contract.

As previously stated, Pressman does not want the film to go to any random studio. He wants to ensure that a new owner would be able to fulfill the contractual requirements by financing and releasing the film in theaters.

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‘Underworld V’ Continues to Add Fresh Blood

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 21:24

Lara Pulver (“Sherlock,” Edge of Tomorrow, “Da Vinci’s Demons”) has joined the cast of the upcoming, still-untitled fifth installment in the Underworld series, says Deadline.

Also starring Kate Beckinsale, Bradley James, and Tobias Menzies, plot and story details for the fifth Underworld are being kept under wraps.

The Underworld sequel, which is the fifth film in the franchise, will also star franchise vamp Theo James, and potentially focus on Selene (Beckinsale) and Michael Corvin’s (Scott Speedman) hybrid daughter, Eve.

Directing the movie is Anna Foerster, who did 2nd unit work as well as acting a director of photography as Roland Emmerich’s right hand woman on movies such as The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.

Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard S. Wright are producing, as is David Kern along with Len Wiseman. Production is set to begin later this year in Prague.

Screen Gems has slated it for release on October 21, 2016.

Categories: Horror News

New ‘Goosebumps’ Clip Gets You Face-to-Face with the Praying Mantis

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 20:31

A new clip and teaser trailer for the upcoming horror adventure Goosebumps have hit the web and they aim to show just how fun this movie will be! The clip shows the main characters run into (literally) a giant praying mantis that begins to chase them throughout the town. The teaser goes on to introduce you to several other monsters that can be seen in the film. Check out both below.

[Related Post] Goosebumps Movie Has “…30 Monsters In This Film”

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

[Related Post] Ranked: “Goosebumps” ‘Night of the Living Dummy’ Episodes!

Goosebumps is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee and Ken Marino. It is based upon R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name and features music composed by Danny Elfman. It will be released on October 16th, 2015.

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Remember the ‘Castlevania’ Movie that Never Happened?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 19:14

It’s been so long in developmental hell that it’s easy to forget that there was once a serious push for a Castlevania film adaptation. In fact, the movie was originally going to be directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat) and, when that didn’t work out, none other than James Wan was attached to direct! Alas, that didn’t pan out either.

It’s a sad state that the movie is seemingly never going to get made, especially because that universe is so rich and developed. Plus, the various ways they could’ve approached it would’ve been mind boggling! They could’ve done a Van Helsing-style movie, which I wouldn’t be opposed to on the condition that they made it good (Van Helsing puts me to sleep out of boredom every time I see it). Or what about a more serious, gothic dark style that hearkened back to the glory days of Hammer Horror? The wealth of visuals, monsters, lore, and characters could’ve made Castlevania a really interesting and engaging franchise, if given proper respect and love. Alas…

The folk over at Rejected Storytellers created a video to clue you in on the clusterfuck behind the title. Well put together, it’s definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of the game series.

Categories: Horror News

‘Shin Gojira’ Will Bring Us the Largest Godzilla Yet!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 18:55

Move aside 2014 Godzilla, Toho’s upcoming Shin Gojira (which has been set as the official title) has seen your height of 108 meters and plans on exceeding that!

A recent newspaper clipping opened up about the title, cast, and plot details for Shin Gojira and Gormaru Island Facebook Page has translated it into English.

Firstly, they describe the three main characters:

Hiromi Hasegawa is our male lead character. Hasegawa is an honest and staight-forward kind of guy, leading as the male lead for the movie.
Yutaka Takenouchi plays the role of a government official within an attacked modern day Japan. [Takenouchi] states that the 29th Godzilla film, like the 1954 film will be one of the strongest Godzilla films within the series.
Satomi Ishihara plays a US Agent, and the heroine in the movie when swept into the madness.

The confirmed title of Shin Gojira, “…is meant to be an expression of resurrecting the true Godzilla. As this Godzilla will put the fearful “God” rightly in its name.

Production on the film apparently started on August 10th and will wrap towards the end of October. Toho aims to release the film in Summer 2016.

Shin Gojira is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan). Anno has written the script.

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Wesley Snipes Seems to Really Believe More ‘Blade’ Will Happen

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:29

Wesley Snipes recently spoke with The Huffington Post about his iconic vampire hunter character Blade and how discussions at Marvel for more stories are progressing down a positive path.

Snipes states:

There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.

Snipes last outing as Blade was in 2004’s Blade: Trinity.

A possible merging of the Blade universe with Avengers is apparently also not out of the question. Snipes explains, “That would be interesting. I mean, I know it’s in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in. He’s got to bite somebody. I don’t know who he’s going to bite.

I have a feeling that Blade and Tony Stark would not get along, although Stark would probably figure out a serum for Blade within a couple of days. There are definitely some interesting stories that could come from this!

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Trailer for Danish Horror ‘What We Become’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:19

Set to World Premiere at this weekend’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas is the Danish horror What We Become, the debut feature from writer-director Bo Mikkelsen.

We now have the international trailer for the film that is said to exemplify the new Nordic Twilight movement – a wave of intelligent, character driven genre pictures including the likes of Let the Right One IN and When Animals Dream.

The summer is shaping up to be perfect for the Johansson family. The weather is gorgeous, and the community warm and friendly. Even teenaged Gustav is feeling good about life in general, thanks to the new girl who has just moved in across the street. But this perfect suburban life is abruptly shattered by the arrival of a mysterious virus. Unexplained deaths are followed by panic and a full lockdown, families sealed into their homes by patrolling bio-suited soldiers. With things quickly escalating and no information forthcoming, it isn’t long before Gustav takes matters into his own hands.

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‘February’ Director’s Next: ‘I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:14

Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, has quietly been making a name for himself as a writer.

Until the World Premiere of his Satanic horror February, which I called a masterpiece in my review, I had never heard his name. Now he’s on my radar as one of the best up-and-coming filmmakers.

Just days after February was acquired by A24/DirecTV, Deadline receives word that Perkins will write and direct I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.

In the film, “A young nurse (Lily) is hired to caretake an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that the home is host to a horrific ghost story of its own.

Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. will produce and co-finance through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks, and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films.

Casting is under way now to bring the project before the cameras in Spring 2016.

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