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It’s a Trick ‘r Treat Sam September Box of Dread

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 21:28

It has been a decade since Sam first showed up in Michael Dougherty’s 1996 short film Season’s Greetings and then became our guide in Trick ‘r Treat. So now, a Trick ‘r Treat Sam September Box of Dread is the perfect way to celebrate 10 years of enforcing the rules and traditions of Halloween.

Make sure you listen to Sam and become a Box of Dread acolyte!

You have two ways to subscribe to Box of Dread:

The Sam September Box of Dread will feature items from Trick ‘r Treat along with a couple other surprises. On top of that, as usual, one acolyte will also receive the fable Box of Dread Seventh Box in addition to the regular monthly box.

We’ll be announcing the Seventh Box soon. So watch this space. You’ll just have to be an active Box of Dread acolyte to be automatically entered into the drawing. Hurry… the deadline to sign up for the Sam September Box of Dread is 11:59 pm ET on August 9, 2016.

Sign up to be a Box of Dread acolyte now! Then you would also be eligible to win the elusive Box of Dread Seventh Box.

The deadline to sign up for the Sam September Box of Dread is 11:59 pm ET on September 9, 2016.

If you don’t already know, you can soon get some official Trick ‘r Treat digital decorations thanks to AtmosFX. You can digitally decorate your homes and yards this Halloween season with unique Trick ‘r Treat animated displays that are projected onto walls, windows, props, and more.

Related Story: Michael Dougherty Talks Trick ‘r Treat Sequel; Trilogy Planned

Don’t miss out. The deadline to sign up for the Sam September Box of Dread is 11:59 pm ET on September 9, 2016

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New Westworld Poster Embodies the Future

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 19:59

HBO has released a pretty bitchin’ piece of artwork for its upcoming new series “Westworld,” and you can check it out right here!

“Inspired” by the film written and directed by Michael Crichton, “Westworld,” debuting on Sunday, October 2nd, is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The one-hour drama features Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.

Jonathan Nolan serves as executive producer/writer/director; Lisa Joy as executive producer/writer; executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk; co-executive producer Kathy Lingg; producer Athena Wickham; and co-producer Susie Ekins. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.

More soon!

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Child’s Play Blu-ray – Scream Factory Special Features Updated

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:14

Scream Factory just sent over the updated list of special features for their upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Child’s Play! Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:
Chucky is back! “A jolting roller-coaster of a ride” (Los Angeles Times), Child’s Play hit theaters in 1988 and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. On October 18, 2016, the SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment brand celebrates the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and hours of bonus material.

Scream Factory will also have a limited edition set offer complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover, and “Good Guys” Chucky action figure from NECA available for pre-order on shoutfactory.com.

The “chills come thick and fast” (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child’s Play comes complete with “excellent special effects” (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your “friend to the end!”

Since its release, the killer-doll film, alongside its synonymous character, has proven itself one of the all-time horror classics, and Child’s Play is now offered as a definitive, two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.

Special Features:

Disc One

  • NEW 2K scan from the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Tom Holland
  • Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher
  • Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
  • Audio Commentary with Chucky (select scenes)

Disc Two

  • NEW Behind-the-Scenes Special Effects Footage from Howard Berger (60 minutes)
  • NEW Howard Berger: Your Special Effects Friend ‘Til The End – interview with special effect artist Howard Berger (40 minutes)
  • NEW Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky – an interview with actor Ed Gale (40 minutes)
  • Evil Comes in Small Packages featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, and Kevin Yagher (24 minutes)
  • Chucky: Building a Nightmare featuring Kevin Yagher (10 minutes)
  • A Monster Convention featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, and Chris Sarandon (5 minutes)
  • Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child’s Play featurette (6 minutes)
  • Vintage Child’s Play featurette (5 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery

Head to the Scream Factory website for the following pre-order offers:

Standard Offer:

  • Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
  • Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Justin Osbourn
  • Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of October 18th

Deluxe Offer (Limited to 2,000 orders only):

  • Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
  • Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Justin Obsourn
  • Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of October 18th
  • Receive a second custom-made “Good Guys Doll” slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion.
  • Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the custom-made “Good Guys Doll” artwork
  • Receive an exclusive, limited edition 5.5″ tall “Good Guys Chucky” doll by NECA

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Have the American Horror Story Season 6 Theme/Subtitle and Cast Been Revealed Already?

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:43

This is the kind of story we hesitate to post, but since we know a lot of you are on the lookout for any possible clues that are out there regarding the theme/subtitle for the upcoming sixth season of “American Horror Story,” we thought we’d go ahead and provide you with the latest… just take it with a grain of salt, and beware of spoilers in case you want to be surprised…

LAST CHANCE…

According to numerous sources (see several tweets on this topic plus casting updates below), the upcoming season will be called “American Horror Story: The Mist,” which was also the title of one of the early Season 6 teasers. Even Rotten Tomatoes got in on the action, according to The Wrap (although now their page has been changed).

We’re skeptical, not only because there already is a story (and upcoming TV series) out there called “The Mist,” but also because it’s likely that Ryan Murphy & Co. are just using that title as a means to misdirect us.  In any event, all will be revealed on September 14th!


The new ahs is called the mist #AHS6 #AmericanHorrorStory pic.twitter.com/zPlnnz2P4H

— BBA (@teenjosh2002) September 1, 2016


TV Guides are listing AHS S6 as “The Mist” with no description providing very little about the upcoming installment. pic.twitter.com/E4ZbNkIYMn

— AHSFX NEWS (@ahsfxnews) September 1, 2016


AHS6 Cast: Evan, Sarah, Denis, Kathy, Angela, Finn, Wes, Matt, Gaga, Cheyenne, Leslie, & Cuba! pic.twitter.com/ThwaeHQjh3

— AHSFX NEWS (@ahsfxnews) September 1, 2016


AHS: The Mist is in the programming guide. #AHS6 pic.twitter.com/Xo1zw7hfFm

— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) September 1, 2016


RUMOR: Possible call sheet with character names. #AHS6 pic.twitter.com/Bj2E8KChFS

— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) September 1, 2016

“American Horror Story” kicks off its sixth chapter on FX on Wednesday, September 14, at 10 PM ET/PT.

The returning stars for Season 6 are expected to include Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, and Matt Bomer. Cuba Gooding, Jr., was rumored to be on-set as well.

For more info visit the “American Horror Story” Facebook page, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Fan Slays John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:19

It’s in the air, my fellow fiends… You can almost feel it. The summer is waning and the fall is looming and with that change in seasons comes our most favorite time of the year… Halloween!

Thanks to the genius of John Carpenter, one film and its score have become absolutely synonymous to all that is revered and spooky. Musician Tina Guo recently took to her Facebook page with a video of her absolutely killing the familiar theme that has delightfully haunted us all. Check it out!

Oh and uh… trick or treat!

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Take a Quick Tour of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:14

Last month author Ransom Riggs took us on a tour of the set of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but this new video is a bit different… in a clip from the film, Eva Green’s character takes Jake (and us) on a tour of the grounds of her secret refuge.

Based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs and directed by Tim Burton, this unforgettable motion picture experience stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, and Rupert Everett with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opens in theaters everywhere on September 30th.

For more info connect with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children online, “like” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on Facebook, and follow Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on Twitter.

Synopsis:
When Jake (Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

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Head Into the Forest with Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood in October

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:52

Writer/director Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest had an exclusive run on DirecTV in June and received a limited theatrical release in July, which means a lot of us haven’t had a chance to see it yet; but that changes in October, when the film hits Blu-ray/DVD via Lionsgate.

Here’s a new trailer for Into the Forest along with a few more details. It will be available beginning on October 4th (pre-order here).

Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Callum Rennie, Max Minghella, and Michael Eklund star. Special features include The Making of Into the Forest featurette and an audio commentary with writer/director Rozema.

Synopsis:
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a world-wide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world, fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation.

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Kevin Bacon Talks Tremors TV Series; Set Up at Amazon

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:21

In the wake of brand new sequel Tremors: Bloodlines hitting home video, we learned that Kevin Bacon would be heading back to Perfection in the form of a new television series set within the franchise universe, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep. According to Bacon, it’s very much still happening!

Speaking with Collider, Bacon provided an update.

We’re at Amazon. We’re still waiting for a draft, but I’m 100% on board with that,” said the man who played Valentine McKee in the 1990 classic. “It’s great. It’s a super cool idea. They went and made a bunch of sequels to the movie. I want to put those aside because, first of all, I wasn’t in them. But what I was really interested in was taking this guy and, 25 years later, seeing what happened to him, to his dreams, and to his life. Andrew Miller, who’s writing the script, came up with this really, really interesting take on it, and I think it could be a lot of fun.”

The actor also reflected on Tremors.

When I came up with the idea and reached out to Blumhouse about looking at it again, I looked at the movie, and I don’t look at my movies, at all,” said Bacon. “I went back and put it up on my screen at home and went, ‘Wow, this is a really good movie!’ I just didn’t get it when I was there and in it. I wrote it off ‘cause it wasn’t a hit, and I really needed one. But, I think it’s a really good movie. It’s unusual and it’s funny. Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market. I think that was part of the problem.”

More as we learn it.

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Director Announces Sequel to Killer Clown Movie 100 Tears

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:09

Released in 2007, Marcus Koch’s indie horror flick 100 Tears introduced the world to a brand new killer clown icon in the form of Gurdy, and now that the film is nearly 10 years old, Koch has officially announced that Gurdy will return in a brand new sequel. Read on for everything we know!

The sequel was initially teased over on the official 100 Tears Facebook page, where an image suggested that more information will be revealed on October 1st. In the meantime, Tom Holland’s Terror Time got the exclusive info that Jack Amos will reprise the role of Gurdy, but Koch won’t be directing.

Not too much to tell yet, there is a script, it’s more of an action gore film, though on Oct 1st we’ll have more to reveal, of course Jack Amos is back as Gurdy,” Koch told the site. “We haven’t begun casting yet, but we hope to be filming by January. I’m stepping down as director and letting my partner Joe Davison direct. This way I can focus more on the gore FX.”

In 100 Tears, after being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus clown exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly surfaced. Part urban legend, part tabloid sensationalism… he is now an unstoppable murderous juggernaut, fueled only by hate.

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Compelling Clips Tease Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 14:57

One of the films we cannot wait to see in the remainder of 2016 is Sicario director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, which we can only hope will remain a total mystery right up until the day of its release. On tap today are two new clips, which are quietly compelling without spoiling a damn thing. Check ’em out!

Kudos to The Playlist for sharing these bad boys.

Arrival stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.

Look for it in theaters on November 11, 2016.

Synopsis:
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly humanity.

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Latest American Horror Story ?6 Promo Draws Rings Around the Others

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:33

Someone call Mel Gibson… this latest promo for “American Horror Story” Season 6 shows “Signs” of an alien invasion.  Check out teaser number… 15? 16? 37? 252?  We’ve lost count, but this one draws rings around its competition!  Don’t look up!

“American Horror Story” kicks off its sixth chapter on FX on Wednesday, September 14, at 10 PM ET/PT.

The returning stars for Season 6 are expected to include Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, and Matt Bomer. Cuba Gooding, Jr., is rumored to be on-set as well.

For more info visit the “American Horror Story” Facebook page, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Toho Animates Godzilla

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:08

The purveyor of all that is Godzilla, August Ragone, just pointed out that after recently registering the domain Godzilla-Anime.com, Toho has just announced its upcoming animated feature, simply titled Godzilla. Curious that they didn’t opt for Gojira, but hey, we ain’t complaining!

Toho Animation is preparing this animated feature for theatrical release sometime next year via Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). It will be co-directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan, Knights of Sidonia) and CG director Hiroyuki Seshita (the Final Fantasy movie franchise, Ajin: Demi-Human). Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Gargantia) will write from his own concept.

No story details are available at press time, but the teaser image below seems to showcase what could be a futuristic setting. Stay tuned.

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The Lost Boys Are Found on The CW

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 19:08

Well… can’t exactly say we didn’t see this one coming given the defanging of “The Vampire Diaries.” According to Deadline, The CW has landed “The Lost Boys,” a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros. horror comedy movie from “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV, and Warner Bros. Television.

Written by Thomas, “The Lost Boys” series re-imagines the cult Joel Schumacher film, which starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman.

Envisioned for a seven-season run, it will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season the humans, the setting, the antagonist, and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.

The project, which will explore what it really means to be immortal, is executive produced by Thomas via Spondoolie Productions, his frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge, as well as Gulfstream principals Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.

It was Gulfstream’s idea to remake “The Lost Boys” into a TV series through the company’s overall deal with WBTV. Thomas, who also is under an overall deal at WBTV, came on board and came up with the new take on the movie that was pitched and landed at The CW in a competitive situation, with two networks pursuing.

Gulfstream Television head Juliana Janes, who was instrumental in putting the project together, will oversee for the company.

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Rainn Wilson to Beat Off a Giant Shark in Meg

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:50

More casting news is here for Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, an adaptation of Steve Alten’s killer shark novel; and the cast continues to fill out. According to Deadline Rainn Wilson is the next actor on the menu

Warner Bros’ horror-adventure film centers on a huge shark from another time that wreaks havoc off the coast of present-day China. Wilson will play Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds an underwater observation program that unwittingly unleashes the Carcharodon megalodon – a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white.

Jason 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 to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Fan Bingbing, and Ruby Rose co-star.

Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China, while Warner Bros. handles the pic 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.

Look for Meg on March 2, 2018.

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Drink Up a Sneak Peek of Fear the Walking Dead Episode 2.08 – Grotesque

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:14

We’re just days away from the return of “Fear the Walking Dead” to AMC, and it looks like they’re trying to mix things up a bit during Season 2B by splitting up the family members we’ve been following thus far.  One of the show’s most polarizing characters, Nick, is off on his own, embracing his inner zombie down in Mexico… here’s a sneak peek from Episode 2.08, “Grotesque,” in which he finds more than he bargained for on an abandoned road.

“Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, and Colman Domingo as Strand. Newcomers include Danay Garcia as Luciana and Alfredo Herrera as Francisco.

“Fear the Walking Dead” Episode 2.08 – “Grotesque” (8/21/16):
Nick’s steadfast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark piece of his past is uncovered.

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More Behind-the-Scenes Images of the Cast of Stephen King’s It

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:31

If you head on over and visit our friends at Lilja’s Library, they’re rocking a copious amount of imagery of the cast of Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It. Read on for the goods!

Check out one photo below, and click here for the full bounty! Hi ho, Silver! AWAY!

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

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The Purge: Election Year Heads Home in October

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:19

All crime was once again legalized in this summer’s The Purge: Election Year (review), and if you missed it on the big screen, you’ll be happy to know that the franchise’s third installment is already headed home in just over a month. On October 4th, the film will get a standalone release and will be included in a special Purge 3-pack.

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack will include deleted scenes and two featurettes: “Inside The Purge” and “Character Spotlight: Leo.”

Below you’ll find the home video trailer and the art for both releases from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment!

Synopsis:
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for President and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn… or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Jeff Katz Talks Planned Sleepaway Camp Reboot

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:56

Back in 2013 it was announced that former New Line exec Jeff Katz was intent on remaking slasher classic Sleepaway Camp, with plans to produce alongside star Felissa Rose and Robert Hiltzik, writer/director of the original film. What’s the latest on that project? We’ve got an exciting update today!

Speaking with The Movie Crypt, Katz just revealed that his take on Sleepaway Camp is actually a sequel to the original, rather than a remake of it. The film will pick up in the present day and find Angela locked away in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. Of course, she eventually escapes, seeking refuge at Camp Arawak.

The plan is for Felissa Rose to reprise the iconic role.

You resolve her character while setting up the events of the new movie, which are tied directly to her and in a way which allows you to honor the original but spin off in an entirely new direction,” described Katz, suggesting that the film would serve as both a direct sequel and a fresh new reboot.

Katz says that production will begin as soon as a deal is made.

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Face VR Zombies This Month in Daylight’s End

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:45

Zombies have taken over almost every single medium known to man thus far, so it was only a matter of time before they also conquered the realm of VR! The upcoming film Daylight’s End will arrive in theaters on August 26, and a VR edition will be available on the same day.

From the Press Release:
Groove Jones – the Dallas-based virtual reality (VR) studio specializing in the production of 360º commercials and virtual reality – along with DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director and writer, announces the planned release of a VR Edition of the film in conjunction with the theatrical release of the movie when it hits theaters on August 26th.

This is the first time a movie has been simultaneously released in theaters, as a digital download on iTunes, and as a VR experience. The movie will be available on all major VR platforms, including the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. The VR chapter of the film was directed by Dale Carman, Partner & Executive Creative Director (ECD) of Groove Jones.

“We think VR is a powerful storytelling medium, and we knew this movie had the right elements to show it off,” said Carman. “It was an amazing shoot, and we know that people will want to see what we created. Once movie audiences get the full VR experience, we believe this will be the first of many for the industry.”

DAYLIGHT’S END was shot in Dallas and points ranging from East Texas to the West Texas town of Rio (pop. 3) along the famed Route 66. The film is a hard driving action-horror-thriller starring Johnny Strong (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Lance Henriksen (ALIEN, TERMINATOR), and Louis Mandylor (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, SINNERS AND SAINTS). The movie focuses on a rogue drifter who’s on a vengeful hunt, years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures.

The cast and crew of the movie DAYLIGHT’S END regrouped to shoot some special scenes recently in Dallas. These scenes will appear in the VR Edition of the film. Carman collaborated with both William Kaufman (THE PRODIGY, SINNERS AND SAINTS, and THE HIT LIST), the DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director, and Chad Law (THE HIT LIST, ISOLATION, and 6 BULLETS), the writer of the film, on post-production of the VR Edition.

“Seeing what Dale pulled off with this shoot in 360º turned out to be a great experience. He comes with a long resume of directing VR productions and really understands what will and will not work,” Kaufman said. “The look and feel and energy falls right in line with the film.”

Chad Law wrote the story for the VR vignette, in which movie fans will be able to recognize some friendly and unfriendly faces. The VR chapter is a prequel storyline that stars Johnny Strong, returning as “Thomas Rourke,” the dark and dangerous anti-hero in the feature film.

The scene also features the work of noted industry Stunt Coordinator Clayton Barber, who helped the actors with physical scenes that included escaping the undead for both the movie and the VR release. The VR Edition scenes were shot with the Jaunt ONE camera system, which includes 24 separate camera lenses to capture the 360º action.

Groove Jones leveraged their GrooveTech™ platform for the experience that works across all VR devices. The technology allows for the rapid development of VR applications that can utilize HD stereo video content in a 3D environment as well as real-time rendered objects within a 360º space. Several of Groove Jones’ commercial clients have licensed this technology for their brand activations. Leveraging this technology reduced the development time and allowed the team to focus on the story and creative.

“We are thrilled that we were able to get the theatrical team together for this VR experience,” said Carman. “Being agile and forward-thinking, we’ve pulled off something that everyone talks about, but rarely delivers.”

The VR Edition will be released on August 26th, the same day that the film is released in theaters. For more information visit daylightsendmovie.com and  groovejones.com.

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Gamescom 2016: Stunning BioShock Remastered Comparison Trailer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:37

It’s common these days for a remastered edition of a game to be barely distinguishable from the original version, but as we’ve seen in the Gamescom BioShock Collection comparison trailer, the visual improvements are very much on display everywhere you look.

BioShock: The Collection Remastered Comparison Trailer:
It’s Rapture and Columbia like you’ve never seen them before! Experience the opening of BioShock fully remastered in all its glory, and see how your favorite locations are remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection.

Revisit the depths of Rapture, sail through Columbia, and experience a never-before-seen video series with commentary from Ken Levine. All three BioShock games, complete with all single-player DLC, are fully remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection. Available 16 September 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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