Enter the Bates Motel Writers' Room for Some Teases of Season 2

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:30

A&E has released a new behind-the-scenes video for "Bates Motel" that goes inside the writers' room to share how the creators craft each moment, what they're most looking forward to in the upcoming season, and more.

The theme this year is "Who Am I?," and exec producer Carlton Cuse promises things are only going to get "bigger and more dramatic... there is humor and wonderful, whacky character moments."

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Related Story: See New Stills from "Bates Motel" Episode 2.03 - "Caleb"

"Bates Motel" Episode 2.03 - "Caleb" (airs 3/17/14)
Norma (Vera Farmiga) meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's (Olivia Cooke) memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship.

Norman (Freddie Highmore) falls under the influence of a townie girl. An unexpected family member (Kenny Johnson) arrives in White Pine Bay.

Michael Vartan, Michael O’Neill, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Paloma Kwiatkowski guest star.

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Get a Sneak Peek of Teen Wolf Episode 3.23 - Insatiable

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:24

Just two episodes remain in Season 3 of "Teen Wolf," and along with a sneak peek we also have an extended preview of this coming Monday night's Episode 3.23, "Insatiable." Prepare yourselves!

"Teen Wolf" stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, Daniel Sharman as Isaac Lahey, and Ian Bohen as Peter Hale. Season 3B guest stars include Arden Cho and Shelley Hennig.

"Teen Wolf" Episode 3.23 - "Insatiable" (air date 3/17/14):
Kira (Cho) faces an unexpected enemy. Guest starring J.R. Bourne as Chris Argent.

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Review: 'The Crow: Pestilence' #1

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:19

“The Crow: Pestilence” #1 satisfies the reader’s taste for a good old fashioned revenge thriller. From the mind of creator James O’Barr, readers get another vengeance-driven tale from beyond the grave. Hardcore fans of the “The Crow” series will still get a kick out of the gun-toting action and stylized artwork.

WRITTEN BY: Frank Bill
ART BY: Drew Moss
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 12, 2013

Raw Dog is part of a criminal organization, named Saint Death Cult, that has been making millions off of drugs and prostitution. In Juarez, Raw Dog has been illegally transporting women from another country to the US border to serve as drug mules and call girls. Years ago, Raw Dog and his associates murdered the wrong innocent man. The mystical crow has brought back Salvador, an ex-boxer, from the grave. Nothing will stop Salvador as he plans on bringing pain and misery to the men who murdered him.

Writer Frank Bill lays down the groundwork for Salvador’s revenge plan. In this installment, Bill introduces one member of the gang that killed Salvador in cold blood. Following the mythology of “The Crow” series, we know why Salvador is back from the grave and who he’s going after. There’s not much room for Bill to play around with because this is a standard origin tale. Hopefully, in the next installments, Bill is able to move away from formula and bring something his own to the franchise. The reason I enjoyed “The Crow: Curare” miniseries was because there was an interesting twist. It’s not the dead little girl seeking revenge; it’s the retired cop.

What Bill does add in this installment is some fresh dialogue and social commentary. Bill uses the Juarez setting to tell a gritty crime tale about illegal immigration and the drug cartel. When Salvador speaks, his dialogue is meant to be expressive and poetic. Bill has an easy-to-follow rhyming scheme to the pulpy dialogue. I hope Bill is able to explore more of these aspects in the upcoming issues.

Artists Drew Moss illustrates a dirty and violent atmosphere to the Juarez setting. It’s not a pretty lifestyle in Juarez as Moss depicts his characters as junkies and sleazy hit-men. In a fantastic extreme wide shot, Oliver Lee Arce uses muted colors for Juarez’s nighttime setting, highlighting the dirt roads and trash-filled backyards. The flashy purple tone of the rooftop from Raw Dog’s hideout stands out from the rest of the buildings.

My favorite of Moss’ illustrations is when he uses a splash page to capture Salvador’s character design. Making great use of little details, Salvador has the sides of his head shaved, with just a mohawk on top. Salvador tilts his neck up, so you can see how his throat was slit. Because Salvador was a boxer in his previous life, Moss emphasizes the muscles around the chest area. I really like how Moss added black wings to the larger-than-life image.

“The Crow: Pestilence” #1 starts off solidly but needs more to deliver the bloody goods. I’m hoping now that the origin story has been told, we can get to the core elements of the narrative.

3.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Jorge Solis

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Review: 'Abe Sapien' #11

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:15

For the past few issues, Abe Sapien’s story seemed to be stalling. Abe was bouncing around to different locations and there was very little intrigue built up. Thankfully, this final installment of the current arc brings a ton of intrigue to the forefront which really brings this book together with “Hellboy in Hell” and “B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth”. This is definitely a standout issue.

WRITTEN BY: Mike Mignola and Scott Allie
ART BY: Max Fiumara
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
Price: 3.50

This series, though titled after the main protagonist Abe Sapien, has had another story with an odd panel here or there, but it never really got the spotlight until now. The resurrected Agent Vaughn and the warlock Gustav Strobl have been on long monotonous journey to the destroyed city of Seattle and have finally reached their destination. This event really explains the background of the warlock and finally begins to bridge this story line to that of the event in “Hellboy in Hell”. I never really understood how this plot line would tie into Abe Sapien but the events of this book really emphasize that there are so many stories being spider-webbed throughout Mignolaverse.

The writing is top notch. Allie seamlessly weaves the two plot lines together, having both panels and dialogue boxes mixed and matched throughout. This jumping between narratives can be complex when done incorrectly, but that is not the case here. The issue allows the story to pick up in its intensity and starts to answer so many questions. Abe’s story has been unfolding predictably from the readers stand point as we are given insight to events that Abe is unaware of, but with the additional tension that derives from the Vaughn and Strobl’s story, it sets this book above its predecessors.

Even though the writing behind this book is incredible, the art is it’s own beast. Every panel is teeming with visuals, down to the smallest details, and filled with creative colouring, whether it’s the desolate Seattle covered in alien substance or the quiet landscape of Payson. I’ve always been impressed by the talents of Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart, and this book is just another testament to their skills as artists.

This story line is really starting to tie into its two companion series. As the year rolls on I can’t wait to see just what Mignola and the gang have in store for Abe Sapien.

4/5 Skull

Reviewed by – GreenBasterd

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Review: 'Beasts of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:06

A charming and dark fairytale, the one-shot “Beasts of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers” takes its enchanted concept and brings it up to its fullest potential. Filled with well-developed characters, you will forget you’re actually reading about talking animals. Newcomers will surely be hooked and become future fans of the “Beasts of Burden” series.

WRITTEN BY: Evan Dorkin
ART BY: Jill Thompson
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 12, 2014

The Devourer has come for the peaceful animals living in the sleepy town of Burden Hill. A group of cats and dogs have something to fear against the monstrous creature lurking in the shadows. Led by Emrys, the group has to band together whether they like it or not. If they do not stop the Devourer, the monster will continue to tear apart one town after the other. But Emrys knows that even if they somehow stop the Devourer, there will be a long list of causalities from this battle. When the humans, the owners, can’t save their pets, it’s up to these paranormal investigators to rescue their own kind.

Writer Evan Dorkin could have easily taken his simple premise and completely turned it into a silly cartoon. At first, I thought this installment was going to be infantile because it has talking animals. But Dorkin takes such a dark and serious approach to the narrative, it actually blows away reader’s expectations. Through well-written dialogue, Dorkin gives each of his characters a moment to highlight their personality. Surprisingly, religion plays out through the group’s banter during the opening pages.

My favorite part of Dorkin’s narrative is the intense and suspenseful chase sequence between Rex and the Devourer. Served as bait, Rex stands out alone and in the open, waiting nervously for the Devourer to show up. Behind Rex, Dymphna hides as his look-out, telling him exactly when to start running. It starts out as a hilarious exchange between a cat and dog, which suddenly turns frightening when the comic relief goes away.

Though this is fantasy-based, artist Jill Thompson doesn’t aim for a cartoony style, but rather a more realistic approach. Thompson puts in tons of detail into the facial expressions of the animals. In the opening pages, you can tell the two dogs are arguing with each other just by their frowns and snarls. In a close-up, one of the dogs even sticks out his tongue in a mocking tone.

Thompson’s water-color technique makes the forest setting feel picturesque and creepy at the same time. The Devourer’s attack on the woods is set during daylight; so you have to see everything. As Thompson holds back from revealing the monster, the illustrations showcase the creature’s massive destruction and death count. Tress are torn from the ground and even the squirrels are pulverized to a bloody pulp.

I am really hoping “Beasts of Burden” becomes a monthly series.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Jorge Solis

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Insidious Duo Ride The Mule into SXSW

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:00

We are not entirely sure how Dread-worthy this flick is gonna be, but being that it stars everyone's favorite paranormal investigating team of Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell along with Hugo Weaving, and the fact that its premise alone makes us ache, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention it.

Or at least show you the poster...

The Mule is directed by Sampson and Tony Mahony and is written by Whannell and Sampson.

In 1983 a naive man detained by Australian Federal Police has lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the mule’ makes a desperate choice to withhold the evidence… literally. Defying his bodily functions, ‘the mule’ inadvertently drags the cops, the criminals, and his family deep into the bowels of hell, confirming – “it’s what’s inside that counts.”

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[BD Review] 'Among The Living' Combines Masterful Atmosphere And Gore With A So-So Story

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:47

Since I wasn’t at TIFF in 2011 I haven’t seen Livide, the seemingly eternally delayed second film from Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Still, even though their debut classic Inside is something of a distant memory at this point, I feel like the pair constitute something close to event filmmakers for the horror crowd. And for good reason. Even if most of us haven’t been able to see all of their films – when they do something new you take notice.

And, despite a few misgivings, Among The Living doesn’t do much to change that. Maury and Bustillo’s status as masters of imagery, mood and unrelentingly beautiful carnage remains intact. And my misgivings here are mainly of the “it’s not as tight as Inside” variety. The three central kids – Victor, Dan and Tom – are at times remarkably authentic troublemakers. But the price we pay as an audience for their hijinks is a somewhat lurching narrative. I get that we need to set them up as known ne’re do wells so their claims aren’t taken seriously when they witness something truly horrible, and that objective is more than accomplished. Still, there’s not a lot of pull to their story – it’s much more of a hang-out film with characters who are too young to have really developed much regard for anyone but themselves. The much touted Stand By Me comparison rings a bit false here, even though there’s plenty of fun to be had in their interactions.

When they do witness something grisly and untoward, they return home to their separate families and that’s where the film’s amazing final stretch begins. Klarence, a villain with a simple yet almost iconic and mesmerizing appearance, begins to hunt down each of the boy’s families looking to eliminate witnesses. And it’s here (along with a brutal opening to the film) that we’re reminded why Bustillo and Maury are masters of both atmosphere and gore. We’re also reminded that a lot of American films with similar production values play it so incredibly safe compared to these guys – without spoiling too much there are casualties you wouldn’t expect. And there are ways of killing people onscreen that I have ever seen before.

Despite a few occasionally turgid elements, I can’t wait to see this film again. Even if the film’s opening stretch still fails to really carry me, I know I’ll aways have the utterly insane and effective last act to look forward to.

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Don a Slicker and Check Out These Images from Helix Episode 1.11 - Black Rain

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:30

We're surprised there hasn't been much chatter amongst our readers about Syfy's "Helix." There are just three episodes left, and we're loving every second of it! Here are some photos from Episode 1.11, "Black Rain," to get those of you who are also watching ready for Friday night.

The 13-episode series stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica."

"Helix" Episode 1.11 - "Black Rain" (airs 3/14/14)
Peter (Napier) leads the Vectors in a desperate final attempt to spread the virus while the CDC scientists work together and successfully create a cure just as their lives come under threat from Ilaria Corporation's deadly mercenaries.

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Get Your First Look at Matt Ryan as Constantine

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:24

NBC has released the first promotional image from its "Constantine" pilot, and of course we have a look at it right here for you. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts!

From the Press Release:
As production begins on the new pilot "CONSTANTINE" — from executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall — NBC, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.

“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.

"CONSTANTINE" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character.

The "CONSTANTINE" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, Man of Steel). Neil Marshall (The Descent, "Game of Thrones") is directing from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone with story by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer.

"CONSTANTINE" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

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Check This Band Out: Slug Comparison

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00

Doug Harrison, vocalist for Canadian progressive rock band Fen, has launched a new side project called Slug Comparison and sweetened the announcement by releasing a video for the band’s first single “Bringer Of Doom”. I wanted to bring it to you because the song has a dark edge to it and reminds me of more recent work from Katatonia. So if you’re a fan of melancholic, dark rock, this is right up your alley.

The video was directed by Peter Wilholm and tells the story of a woman who attempts suicide only to be pulled into her dream-like subconsciousness where she keeps running into a mysterious man.

Harrison states, “The story wasn’t what I had in mind when I wrote the song. But when Peter came up with the idea, I was impressed by how well it matched the lyrics, so we went ahead with making it.

Head below to watch the video and make sure to buy a copy of “Bringer Of Doom” for only $1 through Bandcamp.

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The Den Director Zachary Donohue Talks Voyeurism, Found Footage, and Webcams

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00

The film The Den (review) brings a whole new, and much-needed, twist to the found-footage sub-genre of horror. Recently director and co-writer Zachary Donohue sat down with Dread Central to talk about his film.

For starters, Donohue discussed what he hoped to convey to the audience with The Den. "This is unlike any found footage movie you've ever seen," he said. "We wanted to create a movie that felt like you were on your own computer screen."

He added, "We wanted to convey this voyeuristic sense that maybe you shouldn't be watching this movie because you're privy to this character's emails, her chats. We really just wanted to tap into that idea of voyeurism."

But more than just peeping in on someone's life, Donohue also wanted The Den to portray the internet as it actually exists. "We wanted to create a funhouse," he said. "This is a movie about the internet, and there's a lot of weird and wild stuff out there. We wanted to generate a lot of scares but say something about the internet right now and present a kinda funny commentary about that. There are some moments in the movie where you should laugh and find [them] funny, not just scary."

The inspiration for the film came from an experience Donohue's writing partner, Lauren Thompson, had that was reenacted quite specifically in the film. "Lauren and I both moved together to LA, and she got a job working for this chat roulette site," Donohue said. "She would go around and poll people about their opinions on the site. So it was a noble cause, but everyone who was on the site was kind of a troll and they would either divert the conversation or just be really weird and silly. She came across this still image of a girl and had a really weird text conversation with her saying, 'Hey, why don't you turn your webcam on? It's a little creepy talking to this disembodied voice...' Well, she was typing to it so it wasn't a voice. She was like, 'This is really weird.' So we just started playing scenarios out in our heads like, 'Hey, what if this is a guy, or what if somebody turned on the camera and you witnessed a murder?' So we really liked that setup. From there we presented it in a traditional slasher formula. And I've always been a big horror guy since I was a kid and always wanted to make a movie like Dario Argento or in the vein of Halloween or The Burning."

Of course the unique thing about The Den is basically the entire film appears to be footage captured on webcams. This obviously would present Donohue with some challenges he wouldn't get if filming in a more traditional style. He spoke about how the webcam approach affected his work. "When we wrote our first draft, we realized a lot of the scares were sort of the same so we had to generate different things as opposed to just a creepy guy showing up behind the girl's shoulder," Donohue said. "A lot of thought went into how we should craft interesting moments that are scary that feel like a traditional horror movie with angles and cutaways. We also wanted to see how we could use the limitations of the webcams to our advantage. It's pretty scary that a lot of times you can't see what's off-frame, and we really wanted to play around with all of the best scenarios for scares with those limitations."

And although it isn't exactly a blood-soaked film, The Den does have some impressive effects. "We did manage to get a few good gags in, but at the end of the day, it was really how can we pull off these violent acts while servicing the story," Donohue said. "It's more about the story; how does the gore serve the story and feel real as opposed to a regular slasher where Jason cuts someone's head off and it's all about that."

Finally, Donohue spoke about Melanie Papalia. She is the lead actress and the face of The Den. There aren't many moments in the movie without Papalia in them so it was important to get just the right actress to play the part of Elizabeth Benton. "The casting audition was very intense because really the movie is all Elizabeth," Donohue said. "So with Melanie we wanted to see if she was interesting when she's not doing much and when she's big, when the scares are happening, can she scream well. That's always important for these kinds of movies. But also, does she bring that intensity that's going to put the audience on the edge of their seats? I'm very delighted that she took the leap of faith because there were a lot of scenes we were doing where it was very bizarre and unnatural. My direction would be like, 'Eyes to the left and imagine there's a thing on the side of the screen. Now move your eyes to the right.' A lot of small things that, when we were done, she'd be asking, 'Was that right?' I'd be able to tell her that it was going to look great, and she'd be really excited about it. Melanie is a very cool person, and she loves horror movies and has always wanted to be in one. It was great working with her because we were both kind of starting out. I'm happy we did this together."

From director Zach Donohue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Papalia) logs on to a video chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Unmask the Official Teaser and New Images from The Laughing Mask

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:30

It was November of 2012 when we first heard about Michael Aguiar's The Laughing Mask, and an update has finally come along with the film's official teaser trailer and some new images. Check 'em out and enjoy a good chuckle!

From the Press Release:
The Laughing Mask is an indie horror co-production from America and Brazil from writer/director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures. The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida over a rigorous 28-day shooting schedule.

The Director of Photography, William Schweikert, used a Red Epic camera to capture all of the horrifying imagery, while Daniel Mazikowski (The Sadist) handled all the special effects. The cast is compromised of several rising stars including Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Matt Ganey, and Thomas Noel Smith.

The film’s story involves the loss of family. Jake has lost his wife to a deranged killer – The Laughing Mask. Now Jake’s daughter is missing, and he will stop at nothing to get her back. Jake must team up with Det. Kate O’Malley in order to find The Laughing Mask’s lair and the madman himself. In darkness a father will face one of the most murderous killers ever known: The Laughing Mask.

Director Aguiar says of the teaser and the film: “My idea for this film was to have a thriller and horror film in the vein of Angel Heart (1987) and John Carpenter’s Halloween; I wanted to keep all the effects as practical as possible. This is an old school horror film, and I hope fans will be pleased with the results.”

The Laughing Mask begins with Jake Johnson. After the brutal death of his wife, Jaycee, and the disappearance of his daughter, Barbara, Jake will do whatever is necessary to capture the man the media has dubbed “The Laughing Mask.” As the corpses begin to pile up, Jake has to find help in the detective skills of Kate O’Malley. Together they will play a deadly cat and mouse game with a killer in order to find Jake’s daughter and avenge the death of his wife. But The Laughing Mask knows of Jake’s desires for revenge, and he has plans of his own.

Look for release details later this year, and for more info in the meantime visit The Laughing Mask on Facebook.

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'Saw' Star Tobin Bell Has a Wicked Mullet in 'Dark House'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:26

From Victor Salva, the director behind Jeepers Creepers, this new clip from Dark House features Saw‘s Tobin Bell and his absolutely ridiculous looking mullet.

The other day, Cinedigm launched the film in North American across cable, VOD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Paladin will release the movie in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow, with additional markets to follow.

“Dark House is a thrilling and horrifying road trip, full of twists and brutal surprises; a suspenseful thriller about a young man and a chilling old house that has survived decades, awaiting the return of its prodigal son… a house that can escalate Nick’s gift to see death before it happens, but holds within its walls the origins of a dark family legacy so horrible it may have already reached out to Nick’s unborn child.

Headlining the cast is Tobin Bell. Up-and-coming young actor Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars, 1000 to 1) stars, along with Alex McKenna (Crossing Jordan”, “Dallas), Zack Ward (Postal) and multiple award-winner, Lesley-Anne Down (Upstairs/Downstairs). Victor Salva co-wrote the script with Charles Agron, based on a story by Agron.

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In 'Ashen Rift's' Wasteland, A Dog Is Your Only Friend

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00

There seems to be no shortage of promising indie horror games on Kickstarter these days. In the first person horror shooter Ashen Rift, it’s you and your pitbull against a crumbling, post-apocalyptic wasteland that’s brimming with monsters. Your goal is to close something called the “Rift,” which is supposedly the cause of the Earth’s falling apart.

Unfortunately, hordes of monsters known as Feeders stand in your way, but it’s okay, because you have man’s best friend. See this game in action after the jump.

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'In Fear' Director Could Helm 'The Changeling' Remake

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:58

With In Fear out now, British filmmaker Jeremy Lovering is prepping his potential next project, which could be the long-gestured remake of Peter Medak’s 1980 masterpiece, The Changeling.

In speaking with Fango, Lovering rightfully expresses concern about doing something fresh and new, which is extraordinarily difficult when many of modern filmmakers use the classic as a focal point for their own supernatural horror. In fact, the classic Ringu franchise is a direct rip-off of Changeling, utilizing VHS tapes as a modern device to tell the story.

While a script is now completed, he shares his hesitation:

I’m really nervous about it, for obvious reasons. The original is an extraordinarily good film, and I’ve tried to take a kind of alternative point of view—doing the scenes you don’t see, the ones in between those that are in the film. The Changeling has such iconic, much-copied sequences, and obviously loads of directors, from James Wan to [The Woman in Black’s] James Watkins and a whole bunch of others, happily acknowledge The Changeling as a massively influential film. It’s the same producers [as the original] who want to make it, and it has been a very interesting process, but I’m still trying to decide whether it’s the right thing to do or not.”

George C. Scott starred in the original as a man whose family is killed in a road accident and retires to a lonely mansion only to experience supernatural occurrences linked to the house’s mysterious past and its previous owners.

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[TV] See What the New John "Constantine" Looks Like!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:46

Both NBC and Slates for Sarah shared our first look at “Constantine,” which features our first ever look at “Criminal Minds’ ” Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the drama based on the “Hellblazer” graphic novels.

‘Constantine’ centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

The series will debut on NBC later this year.

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[TV] First Look: NBC's "Rosemary's Baby" Miniseries

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:43

EW shared the first ever look at Zoe Saldana in NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby” four-hour miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.

Red Lights‘ Carole Bouquet, Doghouse‘s Christina Cole and Jason Isaacs also star in the series directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV.

It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

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Trailer for 'Camp Dread' Centralizes Horror Icons for Game Show!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:04

Hey kids, pitch your tent and prepare for a summer of dread! Because we’ve got a clip that tips its scalpel to your old school desires and could send you into a “box” six feet under.

Bloody Disgusting hopes to avoid said early grave with the exclusive trailer premiere for Camp Dread, an homage to classic summer camp horror that RLJ/Image Entertainment will be releasing on DVD on April 15, 2014!

Looking to give a nod to films like Friday the 13th, Harrison Smith’s pic stars Sleepaway Camp‘s Felissa Rose, Human Centipede III‘s Eric Roberts and Hatchet II/III, Halloween‘s Danielle Harris.

The “Summer Camp” horror trilogy was one of the most popular movie franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett’s career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking. With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. When one of the campers is found savagely murdered, they discover there’s more at stake than just fame and fortune. Each of them is in a fight for their lives as they realize summer is over – forever.

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There's No Sleeping Through This 'Caffeine' Teaser

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:00

Another teaser trailer for the upcoming indie horror game Caffeine recently made its way online, and boy is it brief. At least it shows actual gameplay footage, which I definitely appreciate.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Caffeine is sort of like Among the Sleep in outer space. You’re set in the pint-sized shoes of a young boy who awakens on a seemingly abandoned caffeine mining station. Alone and confused, you set out to find out where everyone went. Check out its latest teaser after the jump.

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[Random Cool] What 'The Shining' Twins Look Like Today!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:55

Ever wonder what the twin girls from Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 The Shining look like 34 years later?

Below is a tweet from BFI that show Lisa and Louise Burns in 2014, who were just 12-years-old when they starred as the Grady girls, the twins who tormented Danny Torrance.

The duo were special guests at an anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove back in January.

Do you recognise the @Shining_twins? Special guests at our anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove pic.twitter.com/5x0DLPiPrq

— BFI (@BFI) January 28, 2014

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