Peter Stormare Gets a Welcome to Purgatory

Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:42

Around these parts we love us some Peter Stormare. This guy can do creepy and evil with THE BEST of 'em so it only makes sense that he join the ever-growing cast of the new flick from Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead) entitled Welcome to Purgatory. Read on for the latest.

Cupsogue Pictures announced today that Stormare will be playing Lucius, one of the main antagonists in the flick. He joins the previously announced Bruce Campbell, Stephen Marcus, and James Buckley for the feature, which is set to take us deep into the bowels of Hell.

Though Campbell's role hasn't yet been revealed, Buckley will play Luke, a petty thief who doesn’t have much luck, even in the Afterlife. Along with his partner-in-crime, Charlie (Marcus), they try to make the best of every bad situation in Purgatory but with little success.

Directed by Gene Fallaize, the film also stars Jillian Murray, Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tony Cook, and Tory Kittles.

Cook and Fallaize are producing the film, which was written by Cook and Marcus Ako, for Cupsogue Pictures. Filming is due to commence on Welcome to Purgatory at Pinewood Studios ahead of a theatrical release in 2015.

According to the IMDb, a sequel, Welcome to Purgatory II: The Journey to Hell, is already planned with Fallaize back at the helm.

Synopsis
Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor (Cook), and Danni (Murray) – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between Good and Evil. All the rules of the Afterlife have been broken, and they must find a way to make things right before Heaven is ruined for the rest of time.

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A Clear Look at Halloween 6 The Producer's Cut from the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set; NEW Features Added!

Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18

For many years the producer's cut of Halloween 6 has been the holy grail of the Halloween franchise. That's about to change.

Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally giving the movie back to fans.

While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, the powers-that-be are still(!) adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.

Also, as a small taste of what to expect, see the comparison photos below from a previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray, available for the first time on September 23rd!

Below you'll also find updated special feature and tech specs. The new additions are noted.

Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

  • HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Television Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
    Original 2008 Blu-ray with different color timing and special features.

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
    Theatrical Version

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore...
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

    Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version

    Tech Specs:
    Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

    Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary with actor Tom Atkins (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

    Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and author Justin Beahm (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

    Bonus Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); DTS-MA HD 5.1, 2.0 (JUST ANNOUNCED)
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

  • NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 (JUST ANNOUNCED)
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

    Bonus Features:

  • Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Scenes from the film with John Ottman’s original score (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

    Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Alternate Endings with optional director’s commentary (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director’s commentary (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • Web Cam Special with optional director’s commentary (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • Featurette: “Head Cam”
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

    Bonus Features:

  • Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet The Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
    Subtitles: English, Spanish

    Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

    Tech Specs:
    Dolby Stereo
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted And Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN
  • Featurette: HALLOWEEN UNMASKED 2000
  • Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
  • Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH Radio Spots
  • TV Spots – HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5, HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009)
  • Photo Galleries -- HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 and HALLOWEEN 5
  • Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • NEW episodes of HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS - we go back to the filming locations of HALLOWEEN 4, HALLOWEEN 5 (with special guest Don Shanks) and HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS. Plus the original 2005 pilot for Horror's Hallowed Grounds featuring a look at the locations of the original HALLOWEEN. (JUST ANNOUNCED)
  • HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS: Fan Edition – a special episode shot with, and for, the fans as they board a bus tour, during the 35 YEARS OF TERROR convention, and visit the locations of HALLOWEEN (1978), HALLOWEEN II (1981) HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH and HALLOWEEN (2007). Hosted by HHG’s Sean Clark with special guests Dick Warlock, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews, Tommy Lee Wallace and Erik Preston. (JUST ANNOUNCED)

    Tech Specs:
    1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

    Is it September 23rd yet?

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    Killers - New Trailer and Stills

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:02

    We told you a month ago that the hotly anticipated new film from Macabre directing duo Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (aka The Mo Brothers), Killers, had theatrical and DVD/Blu-ray release dates in the UK; and right now we have new stills and a trailer for you to chew on!

    Killers arrives on store shelves September 1st.

    Synopsis:
    Nomura is a good-looking and stylish man in his early thirties who lives a successful life in Tokyo, Japan. Girls are drawn to him, something he uses to his advantage as none of them realise the sinister truth behind the clean-cut façade.

    Nomura has been leaving a legacy of violent murders that he immortalises through video clips posted on a public video website. He thrives off of the fact that millions are witnessing his work through the virally spread videos.

    Thousands of miles away from him, in a whole different world, lives Bayu, a disgraced investigative journalist living in a violent and unstable Jakarta, Indonesia. As Bayu’s life is hit by the nadir of failures, Nomura’s videos trigger his dark side as he starts to record his own brand of “justified” killings. Nomura’s seemingly confident and controlled charm starts to peel when his ego is wounded by the fact that Bayu’s videos have reached a significant numbers of followers that could rival his own.

    Complicating matters further is Nomura’s bizarre attraction towards traumatised young florist Hisae. Bayu himself starts to sink deeper into a spiral of violence, obsessed with bringing down one of the country’s biggest and most corrupt politicians, but during his bloody rampage he doesn’t realise the repercussions for his young daughter, Elly.

    When the rivalry between Nomura and Bayu becomes an uncontrollable psychosis, the two of them must face each other in one of the most exhilarating film finales in years.

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    [BD Review] ‘Found’ Showcases Great Acting, Disturbing Story

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:02

    These days, it’s almost expected that a best-selling book gets turned into a film/TV series. Sometimes (not to slight the author’s efforts), it doesn’t even have to be a best-selling book, as in the case of Todd Rigney’s “Found”. Granted, I’d previously never heard of Todd Rigney or read any of his previous independently-published work (go figure), but I figured that there must be something in this book that caught director Scott Schirmer’s attention. Why else would he make a film based on this book? Suppress your cynicism, folks. Found is a disturbing little gem that is definitely a surprise.

    Marty is your exceptional fifth grade student. He gets good grades, keeps quiet, and on the side, has a love for horror movies. Unfortunately for Marty, he’s bullied relentlessly at school, and his parents aren’t exactly the most supportive. Even Marty’s only friend, David, has started to become embarrassed being around Marty because of bullying by association. Marty also has an older brother named Steve, who shares the same fascination and love of horror as he does, even showing Marty his first horror movie. However, Marty soon discovers that Steve carries a dark secret with him, starting with the ever-changing severed head in Steve’s bowling ball bag.

    In spite of being shot on a shoestring budget, Schirmer manages to bring out some good performances, particularly from Gavin Brown, who plays our protagonist. Brown is able to accurately portray a boy who is juggling a myriad of emotions and feelings, and do it in a realistic way. Often, I hate it when films (horror and otherwise) cast young actors who are in over their heads, and are nothing more than vehicles for plot advancement and almost devoid of acting chops or character. Thankfully, that’s not the case in this film. Complementing Brown’s performance is Ethan Philbeck as Steve, who delivers some truly creepy moments while also throwing in a few humourous ones to broaden the character. While he does feel a bit forced in parts, Philbeck still delivers an admirable performance.

    Speaking of the two brothers, the chemistry between Steve and Marty really feels genuine. Well, as genuine as a younger brother and his serial killer brother can get. Brown and Philbeck really do come across as siblings, displaying emotion and attachment to one another that really does remind me of my relationship with my younger brother. I’m not a serial killer, mind you, but you get what I’m saying in regards to the seemingly authentic bond between two brothers who show concern for one another.

    On the downside of things, the film does show it’s low-budget roots in a few ways. While the gore is delightful and at times very realistic, the initial shot of Marty with the severed head kind of took me out of things as it didn’t look all that convincing. Shooting close-up shots didn’t help things, either. In spite of Philbeck and Brown’s performances, their parents (Louie Lawless and Phyllis Munro) tended to be on the stiff side, and delivered dialogue that really sounded more rehearsed than natural. Lastly, the final act of the film does threaten to take you out of things thanks to the over-the-top violence, since it really comes out of nowhere. It’s definitely a squeamish part that makes my inner gorehound happy, but at the same time, it feels a little out of place with what’s happened so far.

    Nonetheless, a few missteps doesn’t hinder this indie gem in the slightest. The narrative is excellent, with some serious commentary on family dysfunction and bullying, with showcasing some excellent acting by a couple of promising young actors. Kudos to Scott Schirmer for taking the leap and putting the right people in place to create a creepy and striking film. If you’re in the mood for an intelligent horror film that impresses on a variety of levels, Found is definitely that film, and deserves to be seen at least once.

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    Kristy Slashes Her Way to German Blu-ray and DVD

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:54

    Call it Random or Satanic, the new flick starring Ashley Greene known again as Kristy is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD in Germany. Right now we've got some new stills and more for you to crawl on over to. Dig 'em or forever be an arschgeige!

    Even better? If you cannot wait for it Stateside, the Blu-ray is REGION FREE! Oliver Blackburn (Donkey Punch) directs. Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy, and Lucas Till star.

    Synopsis
    With the rest of the campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold.

    Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as she and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are... and if they can be stopped.

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    ‘[REC] 4: Apocalypse’ Poster and the Return of Angela!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:49

    World Premiering at the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival is the Spanish horror [REC] 4: Apocalypse, which now has an official one-sheet shared exclusively with Bloody Disgusting.

    Out of Spain, “Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying a virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.

    We’re assuming Magnet Releasing will acquire again, so hopefully it arrives soon after the Halloween release in Spain.

    Check out a ton of images here.

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    Universal Confirms American Werewolf In London for Halloween Horror Nights

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:42

    We told you over the weekend that An American Werewolf In London would be returning to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights event, and today the studio that monsters built made it official. Read on for the details.

    From the Press Release
    Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film An American Werewolf in London, written and directed by John Landis, will be unleashed upon guests at Universal Studios Hollywood in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

    The experience will recreate legendary scenes from the cult favorite using gruesomely convincing props, chillingly authentic music and mind-blowing special effects that will re-awaken the terrorizing shape shifting creature with superhuman strength: the Werewolf.

    Guests will begin their horrifying journey as they enter “The Slaughtered Lamb,” the English countryside pub movie fans will instantly recognize, and experience first-hand what the tavern patrons in the film meant when they cautioned, “Stay on the road, keep clear of the Moors and beware the moon.” After stumbling upon the overgrown wasteland known as the “Moors,” maze-goers will be forced to traverse through dense fog amidst sounds of savage growls and unknown peril ahead.

    “We are extremely excited to bring ‘An American Werewolf in London’ to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights for the first time,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood Creative Director and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. “John Landis’ iconic horror film and the groundbreaking makeup effects by Academy Award-winner Rick Baker have influenced generations of horror filmmakers and fans and remains a classic of the genre. Turning such a celebrated film, which has been characterized as one of the greatest films of all time, into a ‘living horror movie’ can be daunting. As the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, we have the expertise to deliver a realistically compelling experience and are up to the challenge.”

    Along with “The Slaughtered Lamb” pub and the Yorkshire Moors, guests will recognize other memorable scenes and characters from the film – including the London Underground and gun-wielding demon soldiers. The famous “transformation scene” that inspired the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to create an Oscar® for achievement in makeup will also be featured in the remarkable maze experience.

    “The team at Universal Studios Hollywood has gone to great lengths to recreate the mood and details of the movie,” said John Landis. “The true test for guests will be to see if they are able to endure the scares lurking throughout the maze – rather than screaming from room to room. I want them to really absorb the elaborate sets, make-up and special effects custom designed for this experience.”

    An American Werewolf in London not only captured the Academy Award® for “Best Makeup” in 1982 for renowned makeup artist Rick Baker but was also named Best Horror Film by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films the same year. The film is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

    Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series; and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

    More info on Halloween Horror Nights is available at Halloween Horror Nights.com. Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information.

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    Robert Englund Talks Saying Goodbye to Freddy

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:10

    This past weekend Robert Englund reprised the iconic role of Freddy Krueger at Chicago's Flashback Weekend to raise money to save a local Chicago drive-in, and Fox News Chicago was there to capture the moment as well as speak with the man himself.

    In celebration of A Nightmare on Elm Street's 30th anniversary, Chicago's Flashback Weekend convention announced that Englund would be appearing at the event in full Freddy Krueger makeup for one night only.

    Fans were even offered a special ticket package which let them nab a picture with Englund as Freddy, an opportunity that was NEVER before given to us fans.

    Utilizing the same extensive process used on the Elm Street film sets, the makeup was applied by FX legend Robert Kurtzman, who worked on both Dream Child and New Nightmare. This marked the first time Englund has ever appeared as Freddy on the convention circuit, and it's likely the last time he will ever don the iconic makeup.

    FOX 32 News Chicago

    Photo Credit: Ryan Looney

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    HD Look At ‘Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut’!!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:03

    Holy. Crap.

    Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory aren’t even close to finished announcing goodies related to their hotly anticipated Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set.

    While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, they are still adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.

    Also, as a small taste of what to expect, check out these astounding comparison photos from an previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray – available for the first time on September 23rd!

    You’ll find the full Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray release details, along with updated specs, by clicking here.

    Mind blown, no?!

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    BD Playlist: Bree Vol. 1

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:00

    It’s Monday, so that means we’ve got some amazing music recommendations for you lovely readers! This week comes from comic section contributor Bree Ogden, who has put together a great list of music you should all check out! From electronic to rap, indie to emo (kinda), Bree has whipped up a great list of music that you should be checking out, so get below and hit ‘Play’!

    Girl Talk – All Day

    My brain is so wired with Girl Talk that it’s fairly common for me to be halfway through this song before I realize how instinctual it was to start playing it in the first place. Most everything that Girl Talk plays is unreal—capturing the most insane musical ear—but Jump on Stage, in particular, essentially interprets every single emotion you could conceive of experiencing in one day. Sometimes I listen to it and it feels like a Jock Jam, other times I listen and it feels like an emotional kick in the balls. Whatever. I want it all the time.

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    ‘Late Phases’ Director Kidnapped For ‘Scherzo Diabolico’

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:36

    Adrián García Bogliano is the hardest working director, and you wouldn’t even know it.

    García Bogliano, who directed the festival favs Late Phases, and Here Comes the Devil, has directed 18 films (this includes shorts), and is already filming his next.

    We have the first look at Scherzo Diabolico, from Salto de Fe Films, which brings Bogliano back from the supernatural realm to a wild black comedy about a bored and frustrated accountant who decides to kidnap a teenage girl who will become his worst nightmare.

    It stars Francisco Barreiro (We Are What We Are), Daniela Soto Vell, and Cuban actor-director Jorge Molina (Juan of the Dead).

    Filming is underway in Mexico City.

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    Slender Man Is Haunting These New Eidolon State Stills

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:00

    Freeze Frame Films just checked in with some new stills from the short film The Eidolon State, which focuses on the haunting sensation that is The Slender Man. Look for the flick to premiere online in later this month.

    "You tend to see a lot of found footage films about The Slender Man, most of them based off the popular video game Slender: The Eight Pages," said Freeze Frame Films' Dion Cavallaro, Cain Harrip, and Paul Thomas.

    "Along with this, most Slender Man films tend to use people in morph suits or morph masks, which we feel is not a correct portrayal of The Slender Man. Our film has been treated with a different approach. We are working on something that uses films such as The Conjuring or Sinister as a guide - detailed stories with beautiful cinematography and a true sense of horror."

    "Along with this, our film never actually refers to the character as 'The Slender Man' but refers to him as 'The Tall Man.' Our main goal is to bring people the Slender Man short film we feel they deserve, similar to how Gareth Edwards [delivered] the new Godzilla film that fans have been wanting."

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    See Who Almost Directed the ‘Livide’ Remake

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:44

    Next month marks the three year anniversary of Dimension Films acquiring Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s haunting Livide out of the Toronto International Film Festival. It was quickly announced that a remake would be in the works, but nothing ever came into fruition – with either film.

    So, while we sit here in the States wondering if TWC-Dimension will ever release the original, there’s constant reports about the never-made Livide remake.

    With IFC’s At the Devil’s Door now on VOD, Complex caught up with director Nicholas McCarthy, also director of The Pact, who tells of a time when he was sure his next movie was going to be Livid.

    It was never announced that I was attached to it, but I was sure that it was going to be my third feature. That was the movie, though, where I realized that you can never be sure about anything. [Laughs.] I’m learning that all of those cliches are true. The remake had a couple of really good producers and it was written by a guy named David Burke, who’s the guy who wrote 13 Sins, which also premiered at SXSW this year. He’s a genius and kind of took Julien and Alexandre’s movie and made some kind of sense of it, but didn’t homogenize it in any way. I guess one of the reasons why I was so excited about it was that I’ve always wanted to do a vampire movie, and this was one that had a really insane third-act twist. We thought it was all set to go, but then, you know, everything fell through. [Laughs.] I’d still love to do it, but now I’m not formally attached to it anymore, which just means that that piece of paper has expired.

    We have three reviews for the film that started with my positive one out of the TIFF 2011 World Premiere. David Harley also liked the film, when it screened at the 2011 Fantastic Fest, where Brad Hargue didn’t agree. I would have loved to see an English-language interpretation of the film – especially since McCarthy was looking at it from a vampire angle. A U.S. remake could have been radically different, and the fact that nobody knows what the hell Livide is, couldn’t hurt…

    In the film, “It’s young Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel’s treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever…

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    Animate Your Work Week with a New Trailer and Fresh Images from Lake Villa Vamps

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:30

    Dread Central's been covering indie filmmaker Sonny Fernandez's DIY projects almost as long as we've been in business, and he's back with a new trailer and stills from his latest, Lake Villa Vamps.

    This particular film is noteworthy as it marks Sonny and the gang at Down Twisted Studios' ninth production and first animated feature. It follows a group of bloodthirsty, murderous vampires as they are tasked to save the world from the mighty Brethren, a werewolf empire intent on taking over.

    Full of blood, action, drama, and romance, Lake Villa Vamps was written and completely animated by DT founder Sonny Fernandez and has all the makings of the usual Down Twisted film. It promises to take viewers places they've never gone before, including a whole new world.

    With voice work from DT veterans Cody Tergesen, Sam Ova, and Edgardo Osorio and introducing a whole new slew of talent including Matthew Brooks, Andrew Gilliland, Nicole Sachiko Nitta, and Meredith Williams, Lake Villa Vamps attempts to set a new standard for the company as well as bring an entirely new genre to the table.

    Check out the goods below, and look for more soon. In the meantime visit the Down Twisted Studios website and befriend Sonny Fernandez on Facebook.

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    Robert Englund Says Farewell to Freddy Krueger (Video)

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:15

    This past Friday Robert Englund once again attended the Flashback Weekend in Chicago, only this time it was a nightmare of a visit.

    Englund, best known for his role in A Nightmare On Elm Street, donned the famous Freddy Krueger make-up “one final time.” Effects legend Robert Kurtzman created the final look, which gave super fans the chance to take a personal photo with Englund (see my embarrassing shot above), with proceeds going to charity (to save a local drive-in theater).

    Fox 32 Chicago was granted exclusive video coverage of the event, and turned in the following report from the massive annual horror convention that leads into the Wizard World convention in two weeks.

    Englund chats about how he feels now that he’s officially saying goodbye, only he does so while rocking the infamous Krueger make-up. This was a once in a lifetime event that won’t soon be forgotten.

    FOX 32 News Chicago

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    Check Out Toula Mavridou-Messer's Fantasy Whodunit Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery

    Dread Central - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:15

    If an "old fashioned fairy tale of intrigue, murder, cannibalism, and incest" sounds intriguing, read on to learn more about today's third horror book announcement: Toula Mavridou-Messer's Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery, available now.

    From the Press Release:
    Ænus P. Wordsworth, the arrogant, absinthe-drinking village rector, plays detective in an attempt to discover just whom the bones in the giant mound of burnt toffee belong to and how on earth they got there.

    Why does guilt hang heavy in this village like offal in a stew? What secret has the God-fearing Ænus P. Wordsworth kept so carefully? Where have all the children gone? These and many other questions will be answered when you read Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery, available now via CreateSpace.

    This fantasy whodunit is filled with mystery and humor, a tantalizing sense of suspense, and absurd darkness, which will capture your imagination in a way no other murder mystery ever has.

    Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery, the debut novel from Toula Mavridou-Messer, was written in the space of three weeks after two car crashes in just one hour. Even the rescue serviceman who came to collect her from the mangled wreckage was hesitant about transporting her, saying, "Things happen in threes, don't they?"

    "It's a sign," thought Toula, as those crashes came during the return journey from a residential crime writing course she attended, given by best-selling author Val McDermid. She had been battling a major problem faced by so many would-be authors - that of actually finishing a project and then doing something with it.

    Facing death head-on seems to have been the antidote, although not necessarily recommended as a remedy for all. Every time Toula was faced with either a blank page or the option of walking away from the typewriter, she remembered that she had been spared a fate worse than death... or in fact, death and that small fact kept her chained to her desk. Fortunately she saw the funny - and disturbing - side, and hopefully so will you when you read Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery.

    Synopsis:
    "It was me," said a voice from the other side of the cottage door.
    "It was me. I killed her. I should have done it years ago."

    A lightning storm sparks a fire deep in Phooka Wood. The following morning Mortal End’s self-righteous rector Ænus P. Wordsworth, his sidekick Savant Poe, and a motley crew of villagers venture into the wood to see what damage has been done. To their amazed befuddlement, right in the center of the seared earth, is a giant mound of molten toffee and, within it, a selection of human remains.

    Ænus P. Wordsworth takes it upon himself to find out whom these bones belong to and how they came to be there. In doing so, he uncovers an horrific tale of murder, incest, and cannibalism that spreads throughout the neighboring villages that surround Phooka Wood. Their investigation takes them to all corners of their roundabout world, from Mortal End to the oozing Hamlet of Stifle and Little Napoo. Along their colorful journey we are introduced to a larger than life cast including Doc Sheare, the barber surgeon; Verrye Brutall, the handsome woodsman; Beliala Bigswoln, the publican’s daughter; Baron Rubigo Bluebeard; and Umbra the Bogyman.

    Everyone seems to have a secret they are trying to hide that could give clues to the horror of Phooka Wood. Even Ænus P. Wordsworth has something to hide!

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    Peter Stormare Joins ‘Welcome to Purgatory’

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:04

    Peter Stormare, pictured, has joined the cast of its upcoming fantasy motion picture Welcome to Purgatory as one of the main antagonists as the character of ‘Lucius’, Cupsogue Pictures announced today.

    Stormare, who has starred in many blockbusters including Fargo (1996); Jurassic Park 2 (1997); Armageddon (1998) and Constantine (2005), and more recently in Hansel and Gretel (2013), The Last Stand (2013) and 22 Jump Street (2014) will star as ‘Lucius’, a fallen angel who unleashes Hell upon the afterlife. Stormare joins a cast that currently includes Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II), James Buckley (“The Inbetweeners”), Jillian Murray (Bad Ass), Nathan Jones (Troy, Mad Max: Fury Road), Jack O’Halloran (Superman, King Kong), and Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Quills).

    The picture is being executive-produced by horror legend Scott Spiegel, and directed by Gene Fallaize.

    Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor and Danni – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between Good and Evil. The new arrivals must find a way to put things right to prevent an eternal battle between good and evil.

    Scott Spiegel, Tony Cook and Victoria Fallaize will be producing the picture for Cupsogue Pictures, which was written by Tony Cook, Gene Fallaize & Marcus Ako, and Gene Fallaize will be directing.

    Filming is due to commence on Welcome to Purgatory at the start of 2015 at Pinewood Studios in London, ahead of a theatrical release in 2015.

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    Top 5 ‘Friday The 13th’ Clichés From Dog Fashion Disco’s Todd Smith

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00

    I remember seeing Dog Fashion Disco years and years ago when they opened up for Lacuna Coil in 2003 and I was just blown away. I went to the merch booth and bought every CD that was available, spinning them for weeks, obsessing over the evil circus metal vibe that oozed from every song.

    Now, Dog Fashion Disco is back with Sweet Nothings their first new album since 2006′s Adultery. To celebrate this release, vocalist Todd Smith has crafted an awesome list of the Top 5 Friday The 13th Clichés, which you can read below! Check them out and leave your thoughts in the comments.

    You can snag the band’s latest album Sweet Nothings via Indie Merch.

    1. Feeling compelled in the dark to walk toward the “strange sound” while saying “Hello, is anyone there?”

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    Rick Drops An F-Bomb In the REAL “The Walking Dead” Season Finale!!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:26

    One of the smaller issues with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is that, because it’s on basic cable, they can’t swear. It’s not a huge deal, but it definitely can impact some of the more powerful moments in the series.

    Those of you who keep up with both the Image comic and its adaptation know just how tough, rough and rugged Rick Grimes is, but unfortunately, Andrew Lincoln has to play it safe on television.

    The below YouTube user wanted to feel the true impact of the Season 4 finale when Rick proclaims, “They’ve messed with the wrong people.” Being that the group is trapped in a boxcar being attacked by cannibals, it seemed appropriate to give this final proclamation some spice. So, without further adieu, watch as Rick Grimes gets serious and drops an f-bomb on his crew.

    The original censored episode aired on March 30, 2014. The episode was written by Scott M. Gimple & Angela Kang and directed by Michelle MacLaren.

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    ‘An American Werewolf In London’ Is Taking a Bite Out of HHN 2014

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:17

    Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-winning and genre-defining film, An American Werewolf in London, written and directed by John Landis, will be unleashed upon guests at Universal Studios Hollywood in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 19, 2014. The experience will recreate legendary scenes from the cult favorite using gruesomely convincing props, chillingly authentic music and mind-blowing special effects that will re-awaken the terrorizing shape shifting creature with superhuman strength: the Werewolf.

    Guests will begin their horrifying journey as they enter “The Slaughtered Lamb,” the English countryside pub movie fans will instantly recognize, and experience first-hand what the tavern patrons in the film meant when they cautioned, “Stay on the road, keep clear of the Moors and beware the moon.” After stumbling upon the overgrown wasteland known as the “Moors,” maze-goers will be forced to traverse through dense fog amidst sounds of savage growls and unknown peril ahead.

    Along with “The Slaughtered Lamb” pub and the Yorkshire Moors, guests will recognize other memorable scenes and characters from the film – including the London Underground and gun-wielding demon soldiers. The famous “transformation scene” that inspired the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to create an Oscar for achievement in makeup will also be featured in the remarkable maze experience.

    “Halloween Horror Nights” 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series, “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

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