An international trailer has arrived for the new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled WER, and we have it for you right here. Can this one redeem the filmmakers, and has this movie been approved by the Vatican?
A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick being directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, is producing the film with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. are tackling the makeup and visual effects for WER.
The flick tells the story of a defense attorney named Kate Moore (Cook) who has set out to clear the name of a suspect in a brutal murder case. Talan is accused of murdering an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf.
Look for more soon!
UPDATED: Los Angeles! See A RARE CUT Of 'Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers' In 35MM This Saturday!
Chances are you haven’t seen Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers on 35MM. It came and went fairly quickly in 1995, but it’s still an interesting sequel. The Druids subplot even sort of thematically ties it to breakout star Paul Rudd’s Wanderlust in a way (maybe not, just felt like saying that – and to remind you to watch Wanderlust at some point). It all goes down this Saturday, October 26th at 11:59 PM at the New Beverly Cinema.
Update: BD alum Brian Collins has let it be known that it will be the rare PRODUCER’S CUT of the film. Per Collins, “this was the version that Dimension didn’t like and had recut/reshot and has since lived on via very blurry bootlegs taken off a VHS copy. So, kind of a big deal – it’s the first time it’s shown on film since then.”
The theater is at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036, two blocks west of La Brea. You can get tickets here.
Poster by Jacopo Tenani.
Download Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate on Xbox and Get the Demo for Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania fans have a lot to be excited about this weekend as Konami has announced that Xbox players who download Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (available NOW) will be the first to receive a demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
From the Press Release:
Just in time for Halloween, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s all-new HD edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is now available for digital download via Xbox®LIVE Arcade for $14.99. Players will also be given automatic access to an exclusive playable demo of the highly anticipated conclusion of the Lords of Shadow saga, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Developed by MercurySteam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD is set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and acts as a precursor to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which will be released in February 2014.
Related Story: #SDCC 2013: Hands-On with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
The HD update tells the story of Gabriel Belmont's descendants Simon and Trevor Belmont as they battle their own destiny, only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, sets out to avenge the death of his mother by his father, who has returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. The powerful figure that was once Gabriel Belmont now stands as Dracula, a powerful vampire. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood, and thus the scene is set for an epic showdown between father and son.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of multiple characters, each of whom has unique abilities acquired whilst playing during the game's different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and an intuitive strategic combat system, players can use their characters' weapons and magical abilities to take down anything in their path. The game offers huge, detailed levels; and players will encounter enormous boss fights brought to vivid life within the HD presentation. This will also include online leaderboards and the much requested "Boss Rush Mode," a fight to the death against all the game's bosses.
To learn more, visit the official Konami website.
I received quite a few e-mails from readers over the weekend hoping to double and triple confirm the news that Clive Barker will be writing the remake to his Hellraiser for Dimension Films, and that Doug Bradley will once again suffer through the daily make-up application to transform into Pinhead.
The fact of the matter is, while Barker revealed the news on Facebook, there’s still an long, long road out of hell (pun intended).
Here’s the facts: Barker is writing a full screenplay for a pitch both Bob and Harvey Weinstein liked. Barker wants Bradley back in action, they said yes. This doesn’t guarantee that the movie gets made. In fact, it doesn’t even guarantee that they’ll use Barker’s script once completed.
This was doubled over by a post over on Bradley’s Facebook page, where is slams the breaks on such early speculation.
“Hi everyone! Just arrived in Orlando for Spooky Empire, to be greeted by the news via Clive Barker’s Facebook that he is writing a new Hellraiser script and intends that I should play Pinhead again.”
“This is intriguing news, about which I know absolutely nothing,” he adds. “No one has contacted or spoken to me about returning. So until you hear from me to the contrary, assume that all rumors about me returning as Pinhead are only rumors.
Peace & Pain.
I believe Bradley is misreading the news broken by Barker as if he actually confirms Bradley is signed on. He’s actually wrong. Barker “told the Dimension team that in [his] opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to [his] delight Bob Weinstein agreed.”
The Weinstein brothers are known for changing their mind, and spinning their wheels. They could have easily said this to entice Barker to pen the screenplay – with a bait and switch planned in the future. They could hate the completed script for all we know. Or, what if they can’t reach a financial agreement with Bradley to return?
While the news of Barker’s return is exciting, I think for all of us diehard fans we need to slow down, take a deep breath, and just pray that something good comes into fruition in the near future.
Don’t forget that Dimension has announced Amityville, Scanners and Halloween 3D how many times now? Where are those films?
This weekend, publisher Deep Silver is holding a massive weekend-long Steam sale that means you can grab their entire library for crazy cheap — for 33-75% off — including Dead Island: Riptide for $20.09, Saints Row IV for $33.49 and Metro: Last Light for $26.79. That’s just a small taste of the discounts they’ll be offering until October 28th — you can see the full list here.
You may recall the scene in Jeepers Creepers when the two siblings are in the police car; the Creeper seen through the rearview window on the hood of the car following. The song playing on the radio was “Peek-a-Boo”, but not the original Siouxsie & the Banshees version.
The band Echo 3 provided the cover version heard during that great scene. A pretty decent cover; a shame it was never released in any format. No album to buy, no MP3 to download, nada. The only reason you’re able to hear the full version below is thanks to Echo 3’s lead vocalist making the song available online.
The rarity of Echo 3’s “Peek-a-Boo” cover makes this more of a B-Sides than just about any that has ever come before it. If you remember that scene and always wanted to hear what the whole version sounds like, here’s your chance.
Early reviews are mixed for NBC's "Dracula" (we DVR'd it so can't chime in yet), but if you're sucked in so far, here's a look at what's ahead in Episode 1.02, "A Whiff of Sulfur," plus synopses of Episodes 1.03, "Goblin Merchant Men," and 1.04, "From Darkness to Light."
If all of that's not enough for you, at the bottom of the page we also have a behind-the-scenes look at the series premiere, "The Blood Is the Life," with the cast, writers, and producers of "Dracula."
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, "Dracula" stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
"Dracula" Episode 1.02 - "A Whiff of Sulfur" (airs 11/1/13)
Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil's bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.
"Dracula" Episode 1.03 - "Goblin Merchant Men" (airs 11/8/13)
Grayson seeks to determine whether Lady Jayne is a vampire hunter for The Order of the Dragon. Lucy mends Mina's broken heart with absinthe, romance, and a whirlwind tour of Bohemian London. Grayson's machinations claim the life of Lord Laurent and earn him a powerful new enemy.
"Dracula" Episode 1.04 - "From Darkness to Light" (airs 11/15/13)
Grayson ruthlessly sets out to compromise Lady Jayne by winning her heart. Lucy's enthusiastic plans for Mina and Harker's engagement party conceal a broken heart. Grayson's unexpected reunion with a very old friend proves a growing complication to his and Van Helsing's mission of vengeance. Van Helsing achieves a breakthrough in his efforts to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight, only to suffer an unanticipated setback.
"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (aired 10/25/13; repeats 10/26/13 @ 8PM)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Developer Klei has released a terrifying — and free — mod for their Tim Burton-esque survival game, Don’t Starve. If you don’t own the game, you can grab it now for half off on Steam ($7.50). That’s a pretty great deal for a game like this. It’s tough, but unique, quirky and mildly addicting. As for The Screecher, it’s available now. All you have to do is enable it from the main menu, turn off the lights and enjoy. Read on to see the mod in action!
NBC hasn't released any photos from the upcoming "Grimm" Episode 3.02, "PTZD," but we have a preview that provides a look at what's ahead in Season 3 along with synopses of Episodes 3.03, "A Dish Best Served Cold" and 3.04, "One Night Stand." Just beware of spoilers!
"Grimm" Episode 3.02 - "PTZD" (airs 11/1/13)
THE HUNT FOR NICK ESCALATES – Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Hank (Russell Hornsby), Rosalee (Bree Turner), and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) track down a manic Nick (David Giuntoli) and do all they can to find him and reverse what’s been done to him before he causes any more damage. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) does his best to clean up the zombie fallout on all fronts - domestic and international.
Elsewhere, the more time Adalind (Claire Coffee) spends with Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), the more disturbing things seem to get in her quest to regain her Hexenbiest abilities. Reggie Lee also stars.
"Grimm" Episode 3.03 - "A Dish Best Served Cold" (airs 11/8/13)
AN AGE OLD FEUD REACHES EXPLOSIVE NEW HEIGHTS – A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to the resurrection of an old feud that’s all too familiar for Nick and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell). With the news of a royal family member’s demise, several key players start to make their move. Meanwhile despite his recent trauma, Nick finds himself healthier than normal, and Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner) talk about moving their relationship forward. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
"Grimm" Episode 3.04 - "One Night Stand" (airs 11/15/13)
BIZARRE DROWNINGS LEAD TO A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF WATER-BOUND WESEN - When Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a drowning death with mysterious marks on the victim’s ankles, they happen upon a group of water-bound Wesen with a deadly postcoital cuddle. Meanwhile, Rosalee (Bree Turner) starts unpacking her things at Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) makes a startling realization about the possible identities of the Royal Baby’s parents. Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
The Doug Bradley Facebook page has thrown a kink in the recent news from the Clive Barker Facebook page that Barker is writing an upcoming remake of Hellraiser with Bradley back in the lead as the iconic Pinhead. Bradley writes...
"Hi everyone! Just arrived in Orlando for Spooky Empire, to be greeted by the news via FearNet and Clive Barker's Facebook that he is writing a new Hellraiser script and intends that I should play Pinhead again."
"This is intriguing news, about which I know absolutely nothing. No one has contacted or spoken to me about returning. So until you hear from me to the contrary, assume that all rumors about me returning as Pinhead are only rumors.
Peace & Pain."
Barker didn't confirm Bradley in his original announcement about the project but said he "told the Dimension team that in [his] opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to [his] delight Bob Weinstein agreed," so we certainly hope his signing on is just a formality. We'll be keeping our eyes open for the next update and keep you posted.
The first episode in the two part narrative focused expansion for BioShock Infinite will arrive on November 12th, 2K announced yesterday. Burial At Sea will return to the underwater city of Rapture before the events in the original BioShock, when the city was very much alive, and will follow Booker and Elizabeth as well as a “few old friends.”
It will be available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $14.99, or free if you purchased the season pass. Check out its debut trailer after the jump.
2013 South African HorrorFest Kicks Off 30 October; See a Free Screening of Insidious Chapter 2 on Halloween
Halloween season is upon us, and so is the South African HorrorFest. In its 9th year, the all-encompassing Fest has established itself as the ultimate Halloween event in Africa and has plenty lurking in its coffin for 2013!
This year's Fest kicks off 30 October and runs through 8 November. With movies, literature, short films, special guests, a live soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, market day, free sneak previews, prizes, and giveaways plus loads more, the South African HorrorFest is not to be missed!
A wide range of movies will make up the feature film slots of the event (from 1-8 Nov at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town and 31 Oct at SK Cavendish) - from classics and rarities to amazing indies and underground strangeness you won't see in any other local cinema, most making their SA big screen premiere. Here is the line-up, including a free sneak preview on Halloween night of Insidious Chapter 2.
Get the full schedule, screening times, and more details on the other activities taking place at the Fest at the official South African HorrorFest website, and also connect with them via Facebook and Twitter.
> INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 (free sneak preview on 31 Oct at SK Cavendish - mail SAhorrorfest@gmail.com to secure tickets)
> FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY (amazing reanimated Nazi mayhem, linked with the Halloween dress-up competition on 1 Nov)
> BROKEN (with producer / lead actress attending & chatting to the audience afterwards: 3 Nov)
> THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923 silent classic with a Makabra Ensemble live soundtrack performance: 6 Nov)
> ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (audience participation screening will close the event on 8 Nov)
> SHADOW REALM Short Film Collection (8 hrs of fantastic shorts from around the world in 4 feature length anthologies)
> THE OTHERWORLD (mysterious documentary by SA-born Richard Stanley)
> DRACULA (1931 Bela Lugosi classic)
OTHER HIGHLY ENTERTAINING MOVIES INCLUDE:
> THE BATTERY (two conflicting ex-baseball players in a world overrun by zombies / Dead By Dawn Audience Award))
> NIGHTMARE BOX (surreal psychological mind-trip of a woman reconstructing her memory)
> JUDAS GHOST (based on bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series / Best Actor nominee)
> THE TAKING (strange art-horror film / A Night of Horror Film Festival Independent Spirit Award)
> ON AIR (German serial killer ropes in a radio talk show host / Best Film & Director Sacramento Horror Film Festival)
> CANNON FODDER (First Israeli zombie movie / winner of 6 international awards)
> PRESIDENT WOLFMAN (a reconstructed film assembled from strange public domain films into a new comedic trip)
> THE ESCHATRILOGY: Book Of The Dead (3-part zombie plague tale / 5 festival awards incl. Best Feature, Director & Cinematography)
> MAY I KILL U? (Bafta-winning director's black comedy about a vigilante UK bicycle cop / Silver Melies award winner)
> THE PYRAMID (Italian 4-part anthology linked to a doomed artifact)
> CHIMERES (stylish modern vampire take)
> THE DISCO EXORCIST (a slice of cheese and demons)
> THANATOMORPHOSE (a woman's inner decay extends to her physical form - shocking body horror film / 2 Best Film awards)
> WASTELAND (post apocalyptic / zombie film)
> DARK MOUNTAIN (found-footage film reconstructing a documentary crew's disappearance near a legendary mine - awaiting confirmation of director's possible attendance from the USA)
News on the upcoming UK release of Slash-produced shocker Nothing Left to Fear is coming thick and fast right now so to follow up our recent look at the UK trailer for the flick, we also now have the UK poster for you in all its stretchy-mouthed glory.
From the Press Release:
The terrifying debut release from Slasher Films, Nothing Left to Fear is directed by Gore Verbinski protege Anthony Leonardi III. It stars Anne Heche ("Hung," "Everwood," Volcano), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place," Secondhand Lions) and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption, "Carnivale," Starship Troopers), coupled with a musical score composed by Nicholas O'Toole and Slash.
When opportunity knocks, a young down-on-their-luck family pack up their home and move halfway across the country to re-root themselves into an idyllic little town filled with hopes of a better life. What awaits them, however, is a tale of betrayal and evil beyond any of their worst nightmares.
Nothing Left to Fear finally pulls the folklore surrounding the town of Stull, Kansas, to the forefront and reveals all the unsettling fact and fiction rumbling beneath the surface. Generations of residents and outsiders alike have proclaimed Stull to be one of the seven known gateways to Hell, where once a year the Devil will rise from the town’s modest graveyard to walk the Earth.
Nothing Left to Fear will see a UK release on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay in February alongside VoD, On-Download and On-Demand. The film will also be screening from TODAY, October 26th, as part of the line-up at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter at the Vue in London’s Leicester Square.
You can also keep up-to-date with details on the film via the official Nothing Left to Fear Facebook page.
According to Variety, Antonia Bird, who directed the incredibly underrated 1999 cannibalism horror pic Ravenous, died Thursday in London after an illness. She was 54.
Celebrate her life this Halloween by watching Ravenous, and acknowledge just how good it is!
The British helmer is known for directing films including Priest, Mad Love, and Face. Her close friend and frequent collaborator Robert Carlyle starred in several of her movies. Her films are renowned for their socially-conscious themes. Bird’s first feature, 1994′s Priest, was heavily criticized by the Catholic Church. She won a BAFTA for the “Safe” episode of the series “Screenplay” and another for “Care.”
Bird, Carlyle, Mark Cousins and Irvine Welsh created the production company 4-Way Film. Welsh and British thesp Matt Stokoe took to Twitter today to express their condolences.
She began her career at the Royal Court Theatre before venturing to the small screen in the mid-1980s with “EastEnders.” She later directed TV shows such as “Cracker,” “MI-5″ and “Casualty.”
Here’s some shit news to end the week; it feels like a fatality to my optimism.
Kevin Tancharoen took to Twitter to announce that he is now longer attached to direct New Line Cinema’s remake of Mortal Kombat, which we exclusively broke the news about way back in Jan. 2010,
“After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success,” he tweeted. “Thanks!”
Tancharoen directed the incredible short film “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” as a proof of concept for a Kombat movie he tried to pitch. A huge fan of the video game, he enlisted Oren Uziel to write the short and hired actors such as Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan. Explained THR, the short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series attracting more than 50 million unique visitors. A second season recently premiered on Machinima.
The franchise follows the best fighters from around the globe who are summoned to an island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will determine the fate of the entire planet.
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!
— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) October 25, 2013
After the success of Paranormal Activity, Paramount launched Insurge Pictures in order to produce 10 low budget indie genre films a year. They’ve made zero.
They are finally making a movie as they’ve picked up Prism, a pitch from emerging writer Ian Fried, who has had two other scripts land on The Black List, THR writes.
The project is being closely guarded by execs but it is known to be in the low-budget sci-fi project.
It is thus fitting that John Davis, the veteran producer behind the low-budget sci-fi pic Chronicle, will produce Prism.
Insurge, which is Paramount’s micro-budget branch, was established in 2010. Its first release was The Devil Inside, which went on to earn $101.8 million worldwide. They have yet to actually develop or produce any low budget fare.
HBO’s “True Blood” has promoted one of its longest-running original players to series regular.
Says Heat Vision, Adina Porter (pictured), who plays Tara’s mother Lettie Mae Thornton, will be a regular part of the vampire drama’s seventh and final season.
The actress had been billed as a special guest star on “True Blood.”
Porter joins previously announced new series regulars Bailey Noble (Adilyn Bellefleur), Amelia Rose Blaire (Willa Burrell), Luke Grimes (James) and Karolina Wydra (Violet).
The final 10-episode season of True Blood returns in 2014.
We now have a revised second trailer for Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity’s WER, a new found-footage pic that takes place in police station with the suspect turning into a werewolf.
William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman – the duo behind Paramount’s The Devil Inside – have re-teamed to tell the story of a defense attorney named Kate Moore (A.J. Cook) who has set out to clear the name of a suspect in a brutal murder case. The lead, Talan, is accused of murdering an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf.
Brian J. O’Connor, Simon Quarterman, Vik Sahay also star in the film produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity).
“Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. Believing her client is innocent, expatriate American defense attorney Kate Moore and her team decide to take a scientific approach in order to prove his physical incapability to local authorities. As she delves into his enigmatic family history, she uncovers evidence that suggests the rebirth of an unexpected legend. When a bloodbath ensues, Kate must do whatever she can to survive the surrounding terror and prevent the chaos from spreading.”
Our 13 Days of Horror continues with a playthrough of a indie horror game set in a dark, labyrinthine maze where you’re hunted by something sinister! Oh, what? I just described every horror game ever? Well, did I mention this one has rat glory holes covering all of it’s walls? See, there’s still room left for innovation in our favorite genre. Read on to watch me play Maze!
Previously on The 13 Days of Horror…
Day 1: John Carpenter Would Approve Of This Free Halloween Game
Day 2: A Horror Game Where You’re Hunted By Robot Velociraptors
Day 3: A Pizza Delivery Gone Horribly Wrong
Day 4: Bunny Man Is Sexy Paranormal Activity
Day 5: Maere Is True Psychological Horror
Day 6: Slender Man Returns In The Nine Pages
Could the powers-that-be for "The Vampire Diaries" please make Elena likable again? Ever since she turned into a vampire, it's been nag, nag, nag. Just like in this new clip from Episode 5.05, "Monster's Ball," in which Damon tries to get back on her good side.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.05 - "Monster's Ball" (airs 10/31/13, 8-9pm)
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED — On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak.
Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas’ demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.
Kat Graham and Zach Roerig also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Sonny Postiglione.