TNT’s “Tales From the Crypt” Gets Tentative Premiere Window

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:37

TNT’s upcoming revival of “Tales From the Crypt“, which is being executively produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is tentatively scheduled to air, “…the fourth quarter [of] ’17“, says TNT president Kevin Reilly via Slashfilm.

Related: Want Your Ideas to Get Into the Upcoming “Tales From the Crypt”?

Reilly told the Television Critics Association that the full plan is to have a large horror block that will feature the show, original shorts, and an anthology series. The original series featured one-hour episodes.

I think it may even be longer than an hour. There’s going to be a half-hour anthology and then a one-hour original show with some shorts in between. So it’s part of a whole block. The original half-hour, sort of slightly comedic, kind of twisted [story] that Night himself is going to direct will be a part of it every week. Then we’re going to have rotating original one-hours. Then we’ve got shorts that’ll be part of it too.

Back in April, Brad detailed the full plan that they have in the works, which includes two additional shows “Time of Death” and “Creatures”.

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New Photos From “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Released

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:25

New photos from AMC’s seventh season of the hit show “The Walking Dead” have been released and can be seen below. The photos reveal more of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “Negan” as well as Tom Payne’s “Paul “Jesus” Rovia”.

The show features series stars Steven Yeun (Glenn), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Chandler Riggs (Carl), and Josh McDermitt (Eugene).

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on October 23rd.

[H/T The Wrap]

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” Reveals the “Most Powerful” Enemy Baal

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 15:03

Starz has revealed the newest baddie in the “Ash vs Evil Dead” and it’s Joel Tobeck’s “Baal”, a creature that is supposedly more powerful than anything Ash has faced in his long and horrific Deadite-slaying career. Below is a picture of said individual.

When Baal is released from the underworld, our team will face an enemy more powerful then then any that have come before. One with bigger plans than just destroying Ash as well as a secret link to Ruby (Lucy Lawless).

[Related] Guess Who’s Appearing in “Ash vs Evil Dead”?!

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead. 

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.  Lee Majors (Do You Believe), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order: SVU”) join the cast this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.

Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To HellSpider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as Producers.

[Related] Evil Dead 4 Could Still Happen; “Ash vs Evil Dead” to Reference Army of Darkness

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Halloween Horror Nights Announces ‘Krampus’ Attraction

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 14:27

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has announced that they will be bringing a Krampus-themed attraction to the park this year!

From the official press release:

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

In Krampus, “When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.”

Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), Krampus hit home video in late April of this year. You can snag a copy via Amazon.

You can watch me go through Pittsburgh’s Scarehouse when they themed it after Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus right here!

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On Stephen King Adaptations [Editorial]

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:01

With the recent buzz surrounding both the Dark Tower and It adaptations, not to mention the long-overdue release of Cell, Stephen King is once again in the spotlight as our benevolent horror overlord. King is no stranger to media based on his work, having even involved himself in the production of quite a few movies and TV shows in the past, but this recent wave of adaptations seems to be a dream come true for long-time fans like myself. So, are we about to witness our favorite stories brought to life as big-budget masterpieces in some form of blockbuster renaissance Probably not.

The hard truth that us Stephen King fans must face is that many, if not most, adaptations of his wonderful literary work are actually extremely lackluster, though that’s not necessarily the author’s fault. We tend to remember classics like The Shining and Carrie, while films like The Mangler and Graveyard Shift are quickly lost to the annals of crappy movie history. Even fan-favorites like the original It mini-series fall apart under serious scrutiny (though Tim Curry makes the whole damn thing worth watching). With few exceptions, most of these films fall somewhere in between “awful” and “decent enough”.

Does this mean that King’s work is inherently bad, or even unfilmable? Of course not. Solid attempts like Salem’s Lot and Stand By Me, among many others, have proven time after time that it’s entirely possible to translate the author’s unique style onto both the big and small screen, as long as the right team is behind the project. As John Squires suggested a little while back, the hit Netflix series Stranger Things is nothing more than a pseudo-adaptation of It, and the chances of the official adaptation surpassing the series as love-letter to King’s work are disappointingly low.

0% on Rotten Tomatoes, really?

However, the critical and commercial failure of Cell is the most recent example of how difficult it is to properly adapt these stories. Despite having a screenplay co-written by King himself (who listened to fans and managed to improve certain aspects of the original novel, including the ending), the film has quickly become widely regarded as one of the most disappointing releases of 2016. I personally enjoyed Cell as a smart B-movie with some interesting subtext, but even I can admit that the author’s peculiar pacing and narrative quirks can get old pretty fast for some viewers. If anything, the film proves that simply transitioning a well-written tale to the screen isn’t enough to guarantee its success as a motion picture.

In any case, this doesn’t mean that filmmakers should simply give up on adapting King’s stories, it just means that there should be more thought put into which stories should be adapted and how. Taking a look at the more successful attempts, it’s easy to see that the best of them weren’t afraid to take a few liberties with the source material, in order to ease the transition onto the big screen. This isn’t just true of the plots and characters, but also of the scares themselves. What works on the page won’t always work in the movies, and when dealing with horror, things get even more complicated.

There’s a certain finesse required to be able to suggest something horrific in literature, and then have the reader fill in the blanks with the darkest parts of their own imagination. This is something that King excels at, but which also makes the task of adapting his work even harder. For example, the evil hedge animals from The Shining were terrifying in the book, but look absolutely ridiculous on-screen (especially on a TV budget). Even beyond the realm of horror, the same still applies to things like the bizarre “Hand of God” from The Stand, and many other outlandish elements from these stories. Ultimately, the subjective nature of King’s writing, which made him such a popular author in the first place, may very well be responsible for the mixed results of so many of his adaptations.

I wonder how much Pennywise has cost the circus industry since the ’80s.

That being said, the Dark Tower, It and hypothetical The Stand films aren’t exactly doomed to mediocrity. From what few glimpses we’ve been allowed so far, Roland’s cinematic quest for the Tower looks genuinely thrilling (due in no small part to the fantastic Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey), and Bill Skarsgard’s new interpretation of Pennywise seems about ready to inflict coulrophobia upon a whole new generation of unsuspecting kids. If these films are successful, we could potentially be looking at a whole new multi-genre cinematic universe based on King’s interconnected stories (albeit with some films being produced by different studios and creative teams, but I’m not about to complain).

Should we be expecting something along the lines of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy with these movies? Not necessarily. Should we be excited about the possibility of sharing these stories with a whole new generation? Absolutely! As long as filmmakers do their homework, there’s a chance for some unforgettable movies to come out of this situation. In the end, it’s more important for the creative teams behind these movies to capture that illusive feel of a Stephen King novel, rather than to adapt the plot beat by beat. Even in the worst-case scenario, a “bad” King adaptation can still be pretty fun. After all, who can deny that Maximum Overdrive is one of the greatest popcorn flicks of all time?

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Negura Bunget Continuing Their “Transylvanian Trilogy” With ‘ZI’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:37

Negura Bunget, the fascinating black metal band that hails from Romania, are going to release ZI, the second album in their “Transylvanian Trilogy”, on September 30th via Prophecy Productions. The album is the follow up to 2015’s Tau. Pre-orders are available right here.

Direct from the official press release, the band has, “…further immersed itself in the traditions and practices of local Transylvanian inhabitants, exploring their connection with nature, and the way this relationship has shaped spiritual horizons. Within this framework, ‘ZI’ closely examines the core of the most important traditions and rituals connected with the well-being of this community. Life events such as funeral ceremonies, soil tillage, and human growth and evolution (i.e. youth to teen to man to warrior, through to outcast) are spotlighted, in what is undoubtedly some of the most heady, thinking-man’s metal produced in recent memory.

I went through a period of my life where Negura Bunget was the only band I listened to. Their blend of traditional instrumentation with rich and haunting black metal is alternately hypnotic and frightfully aggressive. For a band with over 20 years of history, it’s a shame that they’re so criminally unrecognized.

Track listing:

1.) Tul-ni-ca-rind
2.) Gradina Stelelor
3.) Brazda Da Foc
4.) Baciu Mosneag
5.) Stanciu Gruiul
6.) Marea Cea Mare

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Wesley Snipes Will Hunt Aliens in ‘The Recall’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:40

Minds Eye Entertainment’s The Recall has begun principal photography for the sci-fi action/thriller over in British Colombia, Canada.

When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

The film is directed by Mauro Borrelli, who has worked with Tim Burton and was the film illustrator for Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain America, and was written by Reggie Keyohara III and Sam Acton.

The Recall stars RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Jedidiah Goodacre (Descendants), Niko Pepaj (“Awkward”), Laura Maria Bilgeri (Toby Goes to Camp), Hannah Rose May (“Ballers”) and Wesley Snipes (Blade, The Expendables 3, Chi-raq) as “The Hunter”.

Interestingly, the film will be shot for the new Barco Escape three-screen format, which uses a panoramic screen that is meant to make viewers feel like they are fully surrounded by the experience. Some portions are also being shot for Virtual Reality.

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Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s “The Movie Crypt” Post Details for Upcoming 3-Day Benefit Event

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:06

I’m sure many of you know of Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s fantastic podcast “The Movie Crypt“, which has been running for over three years and gives horror fans an inside look into the industry as well as chats with some of the biggest names in the genre.

This weekend, they’re using their reach and influence to help a cause that is near and dear to their hearts by hosting their first ever live podcast, which will begin this Friday at 7pm PST and run for 48 straight hours. All of this is being done to raise money for Save a Yorkie Resue, which is a volunteer operated dog rescue. Every penny that is raised during this event will be going directly to the foundation.

To make sure there’s enough content during this event, Green and Lynch have released a post explaining the vast majority of the antics they have planned, although they are keeping some of it a secret.

Here’s a list of some of the things they have planned:

-You’ll hear from people like Seth Green (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Michael Gladis (“Madmen”), comedian Jonah Rey (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”), comedian Dave Anthony (“Arrested Development”), producer Sarah Elbert (‘Hatchet’, “Holliston”), make-up FX artist Robert Pendergraft (‘Hatchet 1-3’, ‘Digging Up the Marrow’), and clairvoyant Marilyn Kapp who will communicate with the other side live on the air…
-You’ll hear improv comedy from Derek Mears & The Resistance (‘Friday the 13th 2009’, “Sleepy Hollow”) as well as from the hilarious comedy duo of Kelly Vrooman & Lauren Pritchard (“Mad TV”).
-You’ll hear musical performances from Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat), Jason Charles Miller (Godhead), and Jesse Snider (Baptized By Fire).
-You’ll hear exclusive film commentaries for ‘Fright Night’ (with writer/director Tom Holland), ‘Candyman’ (with director and co-writer Bernard Rose), ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ (with stars Sid Haig and Bill Moseley), and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ (with guest co-host Drew McWeeny from Hitfix).
-You’ll hear short stories generously donated to the cause by best selling authors Clive Barker and Joe Hill.
-You’ll hear live script readings of Adam Green’s never-before-seen/heard un-produced draft of ‘Cabin Fever 2’, a brand new episode from the upcoming season of “Holliston” (performed by the cast), and of course… the main event…
-A live reading of Chris Columbus’ never-before-seen/heard early draft of ‘The Goonies’ performed by an all-star cast including Felicia Day, Jonah Hill, Joel David Moore, Michael Gladis, Deon Richmond, Felissa Rose, Parry Shen, and many more!

To tune into the event, simply head over to GeekNation.com this Friday at 7pm PST and click on whatever button has been set up for the event. Also, make sure to chat it up with Joe and Adam via Twitter to ensure they have plenty to talk about during the event!

Full details and extra information can be found right here.

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Humble Store Discounts ‘Doom’, ‘The Evil Within’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:00

QuakeCon 2016 kicks off today, and the Humble Store is celebrating the event with a massive sale on Bethesda’s entire library of games, from DOOM to Wolfenstein, The Evil Within and The Elder Scrolls. And like QuakeCon, these deals will only stick around for the weekend, then they’re gone. This means you have until Monday to take advantage of some surprisingly excellent

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth — $2.49 (reg. $4.99)
Doom (2016) — $29.99 (reg. $59.99)
Doom 3: BFG Edition — $4.99 (reg. $9.99)
Doom Classic Complete — $8.99 (reg. $14.99)
The Evil Within — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
The Evil Within: The Assignment — $3.74 (reg. $4.99)
The Evil Within: The Consequence — $3.74 (reg. $4.99)
The Evil Within: The Executioner — $2.24 (reg. $2.99)
The Evil Within Bundle w/all DLC — $11.99 (reg. $19.99)
The Red Solstice — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
Wolfenstein: The New Order — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)

This is just a sampling of what’s on offer, the rest can be found over here.

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New Posters for “The Strain: Season 3” Are All About Lady Liberty

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:47

A trio of posters have been released in anticipation of FX’s upcoming third season of “The Strain” and it goes to show that they are really into the Statue of Liberty this season.

Keep your eyes peeled to as the third season returns to FX on August 28th.

The transformation has begun.

It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable…before they become monsters themselves.

The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.

“The Strain” hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado also serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.

[H/T Seat42F]

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‘Antibirth’ Trailer is an Example in Bad Parenting

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:34

We first reported Antibirth back in 2014, so it’s pretty exciting that the film is finally going to be reaching audiences in limited theaters and VOD on September 2nd.

For those of you wanting a taste of the film, which was written and directed by Danny Perez and stars Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly and Mark Webber, a trailer has been released that is pure party-induced chaos. After all, who expects some paramilitary badasses to be interested in Lyonne and her forthcoming offspring? Not to mention all the drinking, smoking, and drugs that Lyonne imbibes whilst gestating whatever is inside her uterus.*

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.

The film was produced by Cole Payne, Roger M. Mayer, David Anselmo, Justin Kelly and Lyonne.

You can read our review right here.

*Not a sentence I ever thought I’d write.

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‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Star Joins Giant Shark Film ‘Meg’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:21

“Orange is the New Black” and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter star Ruby Rose is in negotiations to join the giant shark film Meg, according to Variety. She will be starring alongside Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, and Fan Bingbing.

National Treasure helmer Jon Turtletaub will direct the film, set for sail on March 2, 2018.

The movie is centered on an international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, which comes under attack by an unknown danger. With its deep-sea submersible disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, they need rescue. Statham will portray a former naval captain and expert deep-sea diver, who’s recruited for a likely suicide mission — even though he faced the predator years before and was forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew.

The story is based on Steve Alten’s novel “MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror,” published in 1997. The title is derived from the ancient Megalodon species that has survived while being trapped in the Mariana Trench due to a barrier of cold water.

The film will be co-financed by Flagship Entertainment; Gravity Pictures, a division of China Media Capital (CMC); and Warner Bros. Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China, with Warner Bros. handling the film throughout the rest of the world.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are producing. Executive producers are Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg and Gerald R. Molen.

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‘Resident Evil 4’ is Now Available to Pre-order

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:00

At this point, Resident Evil 4 has effectively become the video game equivalent of the horror movie killer that simply refuses to die. It just keeps getting back up to claim new victims platforms, and on August 30, it will finally add the PS4 and Xbox One to its collection. I fear there’s no stopping it now. It’s become too powerful, I don’t think even Capcom can contain it.

With its collection complete, Resident Evil 4 will almost certainly start assimilating humanity into its Borg-like consciousness. Try not to think about that too much. Resistance is futile.

When Resident Evil 4 returns, again, it will complete Capcom’s efforts to update the latter half of the main series for the PS4 and Xbox One. And like the recent ports of RE5 and RE6, its latest incarnation will support full 1080p HD and an increased frame-rate. It will also include “all the bonus content from the original game, as well as additional features that were added in later versions.”

But perhaps most importantly, it will also bring back the Merchant.

You can pre-order the game right now for $19.99 on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Store.

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Watch the Full Live-Action ‘Doorways’ Short Film Right Here

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 21:46

Everything is coming to an end, of sorts, for the horror adventure game Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh. In an impressive feat of timing, the first part of the live-action short film directed by Andrés Borghi that premiered almost exactly one year ago alongside the game that inspired it has also finally been completed.

I’m impressed that Saibot Studios was able to stretch out the short film — all five minutes of it — so it could be made whole the week before Holy Mountains of Flesh is scheduled to leave Steam Early Access. Nicely done. Would you guys like to see more stuff like this from other developers?

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Trailer Confirms ‘Inside’ is Coming to PS4

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 19:23

Limbo creator Playdead has shared a new trailer for its atmospheric puzzle-platformer Inside — a spiritual successor to Limbo — confirming the game is headed to the PS4 on August 23. Inside has been met with considerable acclaim from fans and critics alike since it first arrived on the Xbox One in June, followed by Steam in July.

Much of the praise has been aimed at the game’s often relentlessly bleak narrative and clever puzzles, as well as the haunting visuals of its oppressive and genuinely frightening world. If you own a PS4 and you’re still on the fence, you really should check this one out.

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[Los Angeles] Free Tix to See ‘The Mind’s Eye’ This Friday!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 18:12

Bloody Disgusting readers in the Los Angeles area are in for a treat!

Clear your schedule for this coming Friday night (August 5) and join the filmmakers of The Mind’s Eye for a special opening night screening of the insanely gory and violent telekinetic revenge thriller set in snowy 1990 New England.

Taking place at 7:30PM at the Laemmle Playhouse (673 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena), there will be a Q&A following the screening with special guests filmmaker Joe Begos (Almost Human); cast members Graham Skipper, Matt Mercer, and Josh Ethier; and producer Zak Zeman. Filmmaker Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Pod) will moderate. Tickets are on sale here.

But FREE is nice, too, which is why Bloody Disgusting has ONE PAIR of tickets available for one lucky reader to enter to win. The winner will also score a signed poster available for pickup at the screening.

TO ENTER: Put “Mind’s Eye Los Angeles” in the subject line and then send your name and e-mail to kwprgiveaways@gmail.com. Winner will be contacted with pickup instructions.

Almost Human director Joe Begos returned to the Toronto International Film Festival last September with The Mind’s Eye (review #1#2), an insanely gory and violent telekinetic revenge thriller set in snowy 1990 New England.

Now, RLJ Entertainment will release the film, which follows a drifter (Graham Skipper) with telekinetic abilities who targets a doctor who is creating a synthetic telekinetic power serum, in theaters and on VOD and iTunes August 5.

Lauren Ashley Carter (Darling, Pod), John Speredakos, Noah Segan (Looper), Matt Mercer, Larry Fessenden, and Jeremy Gardner also star. Zak Zeman (V/H/S, Under the Bed, Aggression Scale, Late Phases) produces. 

Mike Pereira called the film “a highly entertaining ode to the telekinetic subgenre,” while also boasting a “third act [that] erupts in a full-on display of hilariously gargantuan acting and buckets of bloody fireworks that satisfies in spades.”

Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use.

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Which Horror Game(s) Had the Best DLC?

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 17:00

Between the release of Layers of Fear: Inheritance earlier this week and the imminent arrival of Doom: Unto the Evil, August has two of the year’s most high profile DLC releases. This got me thinking about the somewhat divisive relationship between downloadable content (DLC) and the horror genre, which has struggled publicly to meet the growing demand for online functionality from a genre that typically prefers to isolate its players.

You might remember one of the more unfortunate phases the genre went through about a decade ago, when the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 effectively made online functionality a mandatory part of modern game design. This involved some tremendously clumsy attempts to introduce a competitive aspect to games like Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Dead Space 2, and Resident Evil 5, among others. And that was just the beginning.

DLC has been around for about as long as the Sega Dreamcast, and it’s far too complex to simply label as objectively good or bad. It’s a term that encompasses a wide range of topics, from free content updates to paid DLC, single-player vs. multiplayer content, standalone vs. add-on expansions, the worth of season passes, and so much more. Unfortunately, each of them is worthy of its own in-depth discussion, so let’s keep it simple.

Back in February 2015, I asked about the state of horror game DLC, to which nearly two thirds of those who participated in the poll agreed that DLC was still an obstacle for the horror genre — of which a startling 45% claimed it was a serious problem — with less than 7% who considered it a non-issue. Have the last 18 months done anything to change that opinion, for better or worse?


It’s 2016; Have Horror Game Developers Finally Figured Out DLC?

While we’re on the subject, which horror game(s), if any, do you consider the most successful in finding a meaningful approach to incorporating DLC? I’ve included some examples below to make this question easier to answer, but this list is in no way conclusive:

Alan Wake — The Signal, The Writer
Alien: Isolation — Corporate Lockdown, Crew Expendable
BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
Dead Rising 2 — Case Zero, Case West
Dead Rising 3 — Untold Stories of Los Perdidos
Dead Space 2: Severed
Dead Space 3: Awakened
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Dying Light: The Following
The Evil Within — The Assignment, The Consequence
F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn
The Last of Us: Left Behind
Left 4 Dead 2 — The Sacrifice, The Passing
Outlast: Whistleblower
Resident Evil 5 — Lost in Nightmares, Desperate Escape
State of Decay — Lifeline, Breakdown

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‘K-Shop’ Clip Gets Knocked in the Nose By Oompas (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 15:54

Check out this tiny exclusive clip from British darkly comic horror K-Shop, now in UK cinemas.

Bloody vengeance comes to the streets of a British seaside town in this darkly comic horror, which sees a young student turn vigilante on the drunken thugs who caused the death of his kebab shop-owner father – a cutting social commentary about the sordid side of British nightlife.

Dan Pringle directed the film the cast including Ziad Abaza (Spectre, Exodus: Gods & Kings), Darren Morfitt (Dog Soldiers, How I Live Now), Reece Noi (TV’s Game of Thrones, My Kingdom), Lucinda Rhodes (Fall of the Essex Boys, TV’s The Detectorists) and Ewen McIntosh (The Lobster, TV’s The Office).

The pic is said to be following in the bloody footsteps of homegrown horror hits such as Severance and Dog Soldiers, and is distinctly British with a dark sense of humour.

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Spiders Burrow In the ‘Nest 3D’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 15:48

We now have the first trailer to the 3D sci-fi action film Nest 3D, starring Resident Evil: Retribution‘s Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer.

The film, the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, “Revolves around a team of scientists who while making the discovery of the century lose a colleague in an ancient labyrinth. The group must battle their way through a swarm of deadly, man-eating funnel web spiders and discover the secret behind the arachnids’ power and intelligence – before it’s too late.

This sounds more terrifying than the “Harry Potter” ride at Universal Studios Orlando.

Stef Dawson, Shane Jacobson and Wu Zun also star.

Kimble Rendall (Bait) directed Nest, which was filmed in Australia. Along with starring, Chinese actress Li also will produce with Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye, Mark Lazarus and Serena Deng, and executive producers Mike Gabrawy and Elliot Tong.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!

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Syfy Sets Airdates For “Channel Zero” and “Van Helsing”

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 15:42

Syfy announced today at TCA that it will debut the futuristic thriller “Incorporated” on Wednesday November 30, reports Deadline. The series stars Sean Teale, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Ormond, with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck among the exec producers.

Syfy also announced premiere dates for new series “Van Helsing” (Friday, September 23), “Channel Zero: Candle Cove” (Tuesday, September 27) and “Aftermath” (Tuesday, September 27), and the return of “Z Nation” with a special two-hour Season 3 premiere (Friday, September 16).

“Incorporated” is set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power. Teale (Reign) stars as Ben Larson, a young exec who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. Larson, though, isn’t the only one whose secrets might have deadly consequences. In addition to Haysbert (24) and Ormond (Mad Men), Incorporated also stars Allison Miller (Terra Nova) and Eddie Ramos (Teen Wolf).

Created by Alex Pastor and David Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days), with Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) serving as executive producer/showrunner, Incorporated is from Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films and Humphrey’s Algorithm Entertainment, and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Damon, Affleck and Todd also executive produce, with Pearl Street’s Margaret Chernin serving as co-producer.

Zombie-apocalypse thriller “Z Nation” kicks off its third season with Lt. Warren (Kellita Smith, The Bernie Mac Show) and her group taken prisoner by a new foe. The series follows a team of everyday heroes on a mission to save humanity. Keith Allen (Rise of the Zombies) plays Murphy, the only known survivor of the zombie plague who wants to create a race of human-zombie “blends,” while Warren’s group is determined to stop him.

In addition to Smith and Allan, Z Nation also stars DJ Qualls, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Joseph Gatt, Emilio Rivera and Matt Cedeño. An original co-production, Z Nation is produced by The Asylum.

After the two-hour special premiere on at 8 PM September 16, “Z Nation” moves to its regular slot at 9 PM Fridays the following week.

“Channel Zero: Candle Cove” is an original six-part anthology series based on Kris Straub’s tale that, says Syfy, gained notoriety online as a “creepypasta” — user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet. The series centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. Nick Antosca and Max Landis are executive producers.

“Aftermath” is a new 13-episode original co-production produced by Halfire Entertainment in association with Syfy and Space. The series focuses on the Copelands – Karen (Anne Heche) and Joshua (James Tupper) and their children – who battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end. They’re faced with both plague and the rise of supernatural creatures.

“Van Helsing,” described as “a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale,” revolves around unlikely heroine Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton, True Blood), whose blood holds the key to humanity’s survival. With an immunity to vampires, Vanessa is also capable of taking out the foes by turning them into humans with her bite. Now both prey and predator, As humanity’s leader, Vanessa heads the resistance against the vampires.

An original co-production, Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. Executive producers are Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States. Dynamic Television is also on board as international distributor. Canada’s Premium Pay TV Network SuperChannel and SuperEcran (Quebec) will air the series in Canada.

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