Snowpiercer Dated for U.S. Release!

Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 20:32

Could it be? Your eyes do NOT deceive you! There is finally a release date set for Snowpiercer here in the States. Look for it in theatres on June 24, 2014, hopefully in its original form. At least that's the rumor. Look for confirmation soon.

The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.

Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.

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SXSW 2014: Awesome First Housebound Poster

Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 20:28

Playing as part of the SXSW Film Festival is the new flick Housebound, and if you haven't heard of it, we can promise you this... the following poster does exactly what promo art should do... it makes you wanna see the movie! Seriously, I'd hang this on my wall in a heartbeat!

Badass Digest scored the exclusive on the Housebound one-sheet, which is already one of our favorites of the year.

Housebound is directed by Gerard Johnstone and stars Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Ross Harper, Bruce Hopkins, Ryan Lampp, Ian Mune, and Wallace Chapman.

Synopsis
Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother, Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables and small town gossip. However, when she, too, becomes privy to unsettling whispers and strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her mother's overactive imagination or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

SXSW Schedule:

  • Monday, 3/10 @ 9:30 PM – Violet Crown Cinema, World Premiere
  • Tuesday, 3/11 @ 4:30 PM – SXSatellite: Alamo Slaughter
  • Thursday, 3/13 @ 9:45 PM – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

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    'Tommysaurus Rex' A New Spin on 'Frankenstein'

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:44

    …and nothing like Theodore Rex, I assure you…

    THR is reporting that Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker known for his indies such as The Visitor and The Station Agent, is writing, with an eye to direct, Tommysaurus Rex, the adaptation of the Doug TenNapel graphic novel. McCarthy will co-write the script with John Bland.

    Taking cues from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” “Rex,” published by Image Comics in 2004, “tells of a boy who, after losing is pet dog, moves in with his grandfather for the summer. Bullies just compound his already miserable existence. When he discovers a T-Rex in a cave, the boy’s life changes as he must prove to the townpeople that this new pet isn’t the harmful beast they think he is.

    Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via their Disruption Entertainment banner.

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    'Snowpiercer' Shuttles Into Theaters This June!!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:03

    Radius-TWC is finally releasing Bong Joon-ho’s alleged masterpiece, Snowpiercer, in theaters on June 24, 2014.

    It is rumored that U.S. audiences will be treated to the original cut, which had caused a rift between director in studio over the past year.

    The film takes place, “In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

    Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner, and Kenny Doughty all star.

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    [SXSW '14] 'Housebound' Poster's Awkward Family Photo!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:57

    Badass Digest landed an exclusive first look at this creeptacular festival poster for Housebound, which takes awkward family photos to an entirely new level…

    In the New Zealand-based film, “Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

    Housebound is directed by Gerard Johnstone and stars Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Ross Harper, Bruce Hopkins, Ryan Lampp, Ian Mune and Wallace Chapman.

    SXSW Schedule:

    Monday, 3/10 @ 9:30 PM – Violet Crown Cinema, World Premiere
    Tuesday, 3/11 @ 4:30 PM – SXSatellite: Alamo Slaughter
    Thursday, 3/13 @ 9:45 PM – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

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    Full Details, 4K Stills for Restored 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'!!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:43

    MPI/Dark Sky Films announced today they will be releasing a restored version The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic. The re-release comes in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, with the restoration having its unveiling at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas next week.

    In 1973, Tobe Hooper, a cast of unknown actors, and a crew of Austin film students and recent graduates headed to Round Rock, Texas in the middle of July. For the next 32 days they worked around the clock in 100 degree weather to make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The movie became a huge hit on the drive-in circuit and eventually grossed $30 million. It was invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight, and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, it has become the eighth highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. In 2012, Sight & Sound magazine named it one of the 250 most important movies ever made.

    The new version of the film will be released in theaters this summer with a brand new 4K transfer, roughly four times the resolution of today’s more commonly used 2K for cinema. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras.

    The restoration of the film, overseen by Todd Wieneke of Dark Sky Films, took place at NOLO Digital Film in Chicago with the use of an ARRISCAN Film Scanner.

    Taking 5 months of 40-hour workweeks to complete the color grading and the restoration, NOLO engineer Boris Seagraves stated, “This film probably needed the most restoration of any project we’ve done.

    Having been shot on less expensive 16mm film stock and cheaper, tougher “reversal” stock, (which means there is no negative), the restoration started by taking the original 16mm film that rolled through the cameras and transferred all 120,960 frames to a 4K scan.

    Scratches, film stains, chemical stains, dirt, torn perforations, rips in the film image and glue splices had to go through a pain-staking correction process frame by frame. “There were hundreds, if not thousands, of instances where you’d find a splice mark cooked into the middle of a frame. Some frames would have close to two hundred dirt events on them. We also spent a lot of time stabilizing the image. When doing a digital scan of a conformed 16mm print with a splice at every cut, it can be tough to achieve the high standards we all aspire to in the era of digital cinema. What might have passed as acceptable in the 70′s looks jarring now. So we worked hard to smooth out the tremors that almost inevitably occur when scanning this type of film element. There were tears in the film that we had to digitally rebuild from adjacent frames. There were tens of thousands of things we were dealing with,” said Seagraves.

    Estimating that he spent about 50 hours on the color correction alone, NOLO Colorist Michael Matusek used a previous transfer of the film that had been supervised by Tobe Hooper as his guide to a rough color correction. Tobe Hooper then gave notes on this roughly timed version, and the process of adjusting the color began.

    Hooper, who helped score the film and did the sound design, was also deeply involved with the audio restoration.

    Todd Wieneke stated, “I’ve seen the film literally frame-by-frame and I’m still hearing and seeing things I never noticed before…it just adds a whole different level.” Matusek added, “This 4K scan delivers such an intense reality that it feels like you’re really seeing through the film to the actual world behind it.

    Tobe Hooper stated, “I haven’t seen The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on the big screen for many, many years. This 40th anniversary restoration is absolutely the best the film has ever looked. The color and clarity is spectacular, displaying visual details in the film that were never before perceptible. The newly remastered 7.1 soundtrack breathes new life and energy into the film. I am very much looking forward to audiences experiencing this film as they never have before.

    Now, 40 years after it’s initial release and coming back home, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s new transfer can be seen with a fresh pair of eyes having its world premiere at SXSW, Monday, March 10th at 9:30pm at the Topfer Theatre.

    Details regarding the film’s theatrical re-release this summer will be announced in the coming months.

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    In 'Narcosis', No One Can Hear You Scream (Mostly Because You're On The Ocean Floor)

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:40

    They say the ocean is one of the last mysteries left for humanity. We’ve only explored about 5 to 7 percent of the ocean floor, and that number gets even smaller in the deep ocean. This means there’s plenty of room for mysteries, like the Bloop, still out there waiting to be discovered. Apparently, there are plenty of horrors too.

    The indie horror game Narcosis follows an industrial diver who has been stranded on the ocean floor. The developer is taking inspiration from games like Silent Hill, BioShock, and Amnesia — it sounds like sanity could be as valuable a resource as oxygen — as the diver struggles to find a way back to the surface. The game started out as a school project, and now it’s being turned into a fully realized game that will be detailed at GDC later this month. Screens after the break.

    If you prefer your images moving, below is a trailer for the game. It’s from 2012, but it gives a decent idea of what the developer is going for.

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    'Resident Evil 6' Prequel Manga Coming This November

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:03

    Manga publisher Viz Media has revealed their plans to bring the Resident Evil 6 prequel manga to North America this November. The five-volume series will follow Chris Redfield before the events in the game, when he and his team are sent to a high school in Singapore to investigate and contain a C-Virus outbreak.

    At the very least, this should help keep us occupied while we wait for Capcom to return the series to its roots with the next game.

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    Official Word and Look at The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Restored Edition!

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:49

    Two Texas Chain Saw Massacre stories within two hours of one another? That, my friends, is the sign of a really friggin' good day! Read on for the official word and two stills from the film's restored version.

    From the Press Release
    MPI/Dark Sky Films, one of the leading distributors of independent and genre films, announced today they will be releasing a restored version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic.

    The re-release comes in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary with the restoration having its unveiling at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, next week.

    In 1973 Tobe Hooper, a cast of unknown actors, and a crew of Austin film students and recent graduates headed to Round Rock, Texas, in the middle of July. For the next 32 days they worked around the clock in 100-degree weather to make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The movie became a huge hit on the drive-in circuit and eventually grossed $30 million. It was invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then it has become the eighth highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. In 2012 Sight & Sound magazine named it one of the 250 most important movies ever made.

    The new version of the film will be released in theaters this summer with a brand new 4K transfer, roughly four times the resolution of today’s more commonly used 2K for cinema. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras.

    Related:Tobe Hooper Talks 40th Anniversary Texas Chain Saw Massacre Re-Release

    The restoration of the film, overseen by Todd Wieneke of Dark Sky Films, took place at NOLO Digital Film in Chicago with the use of an ARRISCAN Film Scanner.

    Taking 5 months of 40-hour workweeks to complete the color grading and the restoration, NOLO engineer Boris Seagraves stated, “This film probably needed the most restoration of any project we’ve done.”

    Having been shot on less expensive 16mm film stock and cheaper, tougher “reversal” stock (which means there is no negative), the restoration started by taking the original 16mm film that rolled through the cameras and transferred all 120,960 frames to a 4K scan.

    Scratches, film stains, chemical stains, dirt, torn perforations, rips in the film image, and glue splices had to go through a painstaking correction process frame by frame. “There were hundreds, if not thousands, of instances where you’d find a splice mark cooked into the middle of a frame. Some frames would have close to two hundred dirt events on them. We also spent a lot of time stabilizing the image. When doing a digital scan of a conformed 16mm print with a splice at every cut, it can be tough to achieve the high standards we all aspire to in the era of digital cinema. What might have passed as acceptable in the 70's looks jarring now. So we worked hard to smooth out the tremors that almost inevitably occur when scanning this type of film element. There were tears in the film that we had to digitally rebuild from adjacent frames. There were tens of thousands of things we were dealing with”, said Seagraves.

    Estimating that he spent about 50 hours on the color correction alone, NOLO Colorist Michael Matusek used a previous transfer of the film that had been supervised by Tobe Hooper as his guide to a rough color correction. Tobe Hooper then gave notes on this roughly timed version, and the process of adjusting the color began.

    Hooper, who helped score the film and did the sound design, was also deeply involved with the audio restoration.

    Todd Wieneke stated, “I’ve seen the film literally frame by frame, and I’m still hearing and seeing things I never noticed before... it just adds a whole different level.” Matusek added, “This 4K scan delivers such an intense reality that it feels like you’re really seeing through the film to the actual world behind it.”

    Tobe Hooper stated, “I haven't seen The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on the big screen for many, many years. This 40th anniversary restoration is absolutely the best the film has ever looked. The color and clarity is spectacular, displaying visual details in the film that were never before perceptible. The newly remastered 7.1 soundtrack breathes new life and energy into the film. I am very much looking forward to audiences experiencing this film as they never have before.”

    Now, 40 years after its initial release and coming back home, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s new transfer can be seen with a fresh pair of eyes at its world premiere at SXSW on Monday, March 10th, at 9:30pm at the Topfer Theatre.

    Details regarding the film’s theatrical re-release this summer will be announced in the coming months.

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    New 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Video Shows Off Its Gorgeous World

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:34

    BioWare has released a new video that showcases many of the incredibly detailed — a few could be mistaken for real places — environments in their next-gen fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition, due later this year. The game takes a few pages out of Skyrim’s book, and it shows. I’m all for having another beautiful, open-world fantasy sandbox to play around in, and if anyone can do a good job of it, it’s the makers of Mass Effect. Take a tour of Inquisition’s world after the jump.

    Dragon Age: Inquisition arrives this Fall for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.

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    NSFW: Noctem Release Orgy-Fueled "Eidolon" Music Video

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:30

    Valencia, Spain black metal band Noctem have released a NSFW music video for “Eidolon”, which comes from their newly released album Exilium. The video was directed by Henry Menacho and follows a rather erotic yet ultimately nefarious orgy.

    It is labelled NSFW due to nudity, so don’t get caught watching this! Better yet, save it for home when no one can judge you but yourself!

    Check it out down yonder.


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    Trailer Premiere for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Takes Aim

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:20

    Strap in, kids, as the first official trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is finally here in all of its black and white stylized glory! Are you ready for a return trip to the blood-soaked streets of Frank Miller's noir universe? We sure as hell know that we are. Dig it!

    Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series. Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City.

    With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

    The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on August 22nd, 2014.

    Synopsis
    Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

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    'SOMA' Is Mostly Playable, Now A Week Away From Alpha

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:43

    Following the reveal of a brand new teaser for Frictional’s upcoming survival horror game SOMA, creative director Thomas Grip took to the PlayStation Blog to shed some light on the project’s status. It seems as if everything is going well for it so far, with over half of the game’s planned eight hour campaign now playable.

    The project is about a week away from entering alpha.

    “It’s important that SOMA is constantly drenching the player in storytelling,” Grip wrote. “We need to make sure there is always a red thread of narrative running through the game. We don’t want you to say ‘Oh, here comes a puzzle section,’ but to constantly feel as if you are being told an interactive story. Getting this right is tricky as there still needs to be some challenge in progressing, but not so much that solving a difficult puzzle becomes your sole focus. Now that we’re close to alpha it’s possible for us to test this and tweak where needed.”

    SOMA made our list of 2015′s most exciting horror games, so it’s good to hear that development is running smoothly.

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    Trailer Premiere for 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:26

    Meet the residents of Sin City…

    TWC-Dimension has released the first official trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, targeted for theaters on August 22, 2014.

    The footage introduces the massive cast of characters, including Jessica Alba as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, and Mickey Rourke as Marv.

    Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Julia Garner, Eva Green and Stacy Keach also star.

    The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

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    Tribeca 2014: Midnight Section Includes Zombeavers, Extraterrestrial, and More; New Stills!

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:26

    The second half of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival's features slate is here, and with films like Zombeavers, Extraterrestrial, Preservation, and Indigenous included in the Midnight section, there's a lot for horror fans to love.

    In the Spotlight section there are a few thriller/horror-ish sounding films, plus a documentary on Alice Cooper that should be of interest to genre fans, so we're including them here as well.

    From the Press Release:
    The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program.

    The Midnight section will open with the feature film Preservation and includes a lineup of genre-bending titles from fresh voices around the world that run the gamut from tongue-in-cheek comedy to chilling horror films. "Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us, each of the films in this year’s Midnight section never failed to genuinely surprise us with wildly original and unexpected reimaginings of classic genre stories," said Cara Cusumano, Programmer. “From ghost stories to creature features, and even an underdog sports comedy, we’re proud to present an eclectic and adventurous slate of films that we believe represent the year’s most interesting new voices in genre filmmaking.”

    The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City. For more info visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website, "like" the Tribeca Film Festival on Facebook, and follow Tribeca Film Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TFF2014.

    MIDNIGHT
    What do alien invaders and chupacabras have in common with a sword-wielding maniac and the ghost of a turn-of-the-century murderer? They can all be found in Tribeca’s 2014 Midnight program, a collection of this year’s most boundary-pushing genre films from around the globe. Opening Night selection Preservation is a moody, intelligent take on the maniac in the woods genre and an apt foreshadowing of the slew of inhuman baddies that emerge from the darkness to terrify sexed-up teens in Extraterrestrial, Indigenous, and sure-to-be-a-conversation-piece special screening Zombeavers. Meanwhile, a rookie cop takes on his deranged doppelganger in bizarre German horror-cum-arthouse film Der Samurai. Too terrifying, strange, or downright hilarious for daylight hours, these films wear their Midnight Movie moniker with pride.

    The Canal, directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh. (Ireland) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

    Der Samurai, directed and written by Till Kleinert. (Germany) – International Premiere, Narrative.
    A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke of his sword, dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly
    powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress.

    Extraterrestrial, directed by Colin Minihan, written by The Vicious Brothers. (Canada) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) return to Tribeca with their latest heart-pumping thriller. Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway—that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they investigate, the friends stumble across an alien spacecraft, and its inhabitants have not arrived in peace.

    Indigenous, directed by Alastair Orr, written by Max Roberts. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar, and despite some ominous whispers, she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and takes the Americans on a day trip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realize too late the truth behind the rumors—the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them. In English and Spanish with subtitles.

    Preservation, directed and written by Christopher Denham, (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work. Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director’s chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber ("The Wire," "Orange Is the New Black"), Aaron Staton ("Mad Men"), and Wrenn Schmidt ("Boardwalk Empire").

    Zombeavers, directed and written by Jordan Rubin, co-written by Al Kaplan and Jon Kaplan. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    You know the story: Sexy teens head to a secluded lakeside cabin for a weekend of debauched fun, only to be menaced by a mysterious force picking them off one by one. But here, the culprit proves to be a horde of rabid zombie beavers! The B-movie creature feature is making a comeback, and with 2 million views of its trailer in its first two weeks alone, Zombeavers is a veritable phenomenon. And it’s finally here. Special midnight screening.


    SPOTLIGHT (Co-Sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company )

    Every Secret Thing, directed by Amy Berg, written by Nicole Holofcener. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
    One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn’t fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives are called in to investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret. An ensemble cast, including Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, and Nate Parker, brings to life Laura Lippman’s acclaimed novel of love, loss, and murder.

    In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), directed by Hans Petter Moland, written by Kim Fupz Aakeson. (Norway) – North American Premiere, Narrative.
    Upstanding community leader Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as "The Count." Hans Petter Moland’s action-thriller is an entertaining and intelligent black comedy set in the dead of frozen Norwegian winter. In English, Norwegian, and Swedish with English subtitles.

    Super Duper Alice Cooper, directed and written by Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen, and Sam Dunn. (Canada) – World Premiere, Documentary.
    Emerging from the Detroit music scene of the 1970s in a flurry of long hair and sequins, Alice Cooper restored hard rock with a sense of showmanship, while simultaneously striking fear into the hearts of Middle America with the chicken-slaughtering, dead-baby-eating theatrics that would cement his identity as a glam metal icon. Meticulously crafted from rare archival footage, Super Duper Alice Cooper tells the story of the man behind the makeup, Vincent Furnier, the son of a preacher, who got caught in the grip of his own monster.

    Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure), directed and written by Roman Polanski, co-written by David Ives. (France, Poland) – North American Premiere, Narrative.
    Thomas (Matthieu Almaric) is a theater director staging an adaptation of an obscure 19th century Austrian novel. Frustrated by the quality of actresses he has auditioned, Thomas is about to give up when mysterious Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner, Polanski’s wife) arrives in his theater unannounced, knowing every line by heart. As the two begin a fevered, intense, and at times aggressive collaboration, the lines between passion and obsession (and theater and reality) begin to blur in auteur Roman Polanski’s latest New York stage adaptation. In French and German with English subtitles. A Sundance Selects Release.

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    Mark Bomback Enters Veronica's Room

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:15

    Good news for fans of Ira Levin! The Weinsteins have brought their feature film version of his 1973 Broadway thriller Veronica's Room one step closer to fruition! Read on for the latest details.

    From the Press Release
    TWC-Dimension announced today that Mark Bomback (THE WOLVERINE, UNSTOPPABLE, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) has signed on to pen VERONICA'S ROOM, a big-screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's (Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, Deathtrap) 1973 Broadway thriller.

    Bomback did production re-writes on 50 SHADES OF GREY, and his script ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is currently in development at Universal.

    The dark tale of VERONICA'S ROOM explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member's long-dead sister. They believe her presence will comfort the dementia-afflicted woman and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder.

    "Mark coming on board is huge for this project. He shares the same passion for Ira's play that I do, and together we hope to make something very sinister and special," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.

    "I've been a massive fan of the brilliant Ira Levin for as long as I can remember, and it's a true privilege to adapt this creepy gem of a story," said Bomback.

    "Mark's immense talent and his passion for Ira's work is a perfect match to honor and elevate one of Ira's most psychologically thrilling stories," said The Allegiance Theater's Daniel Dubiecki.

    VERONICA'S ROOM will be produced by Dubiecki (JUNO, UP IN THE AIR) and Lara Alameddine. The Allegiance Theater's Tim Crane is executive producer on VERONICA'S ROOM, and co-producer is head of development Carly Norris, who brought the project to the company to develop. Overseeing production for TWC-Dimension are SVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer, and VP of Production and Development, Keith Levine.

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    Tobe Hooper Talks 40th Anniversary Texas Chain Saw Massacre Re-Release; New Poster

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:10

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the original release of Tobe Hooper's Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which embarks on a theatrical re-release this summer after screening at the SXSW Film Festival. Want to learn more? Read on!

    Entertainment Weekly has scored an exclusive look at the incredible poster whipped up for the theatrical revival courtesy of artist Jason Edmiston. They also sat down with Hooper, who opened up about the process of restoring the classic film for its return to the big screen.

    "It’s in 7:1 sound that completely wraps around you and in 4K [resolution]," says the master of horror. "The film works as well, if not better, than it originally did."

    Hooper went on to say that the restoration process was "the work a director should do, to keep his film preserved." Amen to that.

    As soon as we find out further details about this exciting re-release, we'll be sure to let you know!

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    [SXSW '14] 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Gets Restored Poster!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:05

    EW has the brand new poster created by artist Jason Edmiston for the SXSW premiere of the newly restored The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary.

    It’s in 7:1 sound that completely wraps around you and in 4K [resolution],” director Tobe Hooper reveals. “The film works as well, if not better, than it originally did.

    You can click the above link to read a full interview with Hooper, or watch this spot for theatrical play-dates as Dark Sky Films announces them.

    In the film, “An idyllic summer afternoon becomes a terrifying nightmare for five young friends after they stumble upon the home of a depraved Texas clan.

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    Image Entertainment Invites Odd Thomas into Your Home

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:02

    Here on Dread Central we always breathe a big ol' sigh of relief when a film we've been talking about for years finally heads home. Such is the case with Odd Thomas, which is at long last primed and ready for mass consumption. Full details await!

    From the Press Release
    Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo release of Odd Thomas.

    The action/adventure film, based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz, was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, The Hunter), and Addison Timlin (Stand Up Guys, That Awkward Moment). Odd Thomas will be available on DVD for a SRP of $29.96 and Blu-ray/DVD combo for a SRP of $34.97.

    Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: He sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart, Stormy (Timlin), and the local sheriff (Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs. evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

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    Check This Band Out: Satan

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:00

    Mr. Disgusting has recently turned me on to NWOBHM/thrash metal band Satan, who may not be the most well known act but are certainly considered one of the more influential acts for the genre. Basically, if you’re a fan of old school Metallica (as in Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning) with elements of King Diamond, this is right up your alley!

    Originally formed in 1979 in Newcastle, England, the band has gone through some serious name and label changes, which probably made it quite difficult to keep up with them and their releases. Hell, they started as Satan for their first album, went by the name of Blind Fury for their second album Out Of Reach, went back to Satan for Suspended Sentence, and then became Pariah for their next three albums. Then, last year, they released a new album under their original moniker. WHEW! I’m out of breath.

    Below you can listen “Trial By Fire”, a track from their 1983 debut album Court In The Act, and then compare it to “Time To Die”, a track from their 2013 album Life Sentence, which was their first new album in 15 years.


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