The last bit of DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts saw famed slasher Michael Myers bring his unique brand of hacking and slashing to the playing field. What's coming next sounds like a true no-brainer! Get ready, kids! The hunt is on!
On April 3rd, Call of Duty: Ghosts will get the Devastation downloadable content pack, which will be offered first on the Xbox One and the 360... those playing the shooter on other platforms will be able to access it about a month later.
The news came via Call of Duty on Instagram, who posted the following teaser video along with the caption "If it bleeds..." Kind of safe to assume what comes next, no?
Call of Duty: Ghosts will receive another two content drops after the launch of Devastation, probably in May and June.
All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters, and to get you ready for all of the bloody excitement, we have a new trailer for you!
The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
Another new clip from The Raid 2: Berandal (review) has arrived, and though we're usually down on watching multitudes of clips, given this flick has a 2-1/2-hour run time and the fact that so far it's playing nowhere near many of us, we'll take what we can get!
Iko Uwais (The Raid), Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman star.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.
And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.” In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.
When we posted the preview of "Supernatural" Ep. 9.18, "Meta Fiction," yesterday, the synopsis wasn't available, but The CW has remedied that by providing it to us today. If you're looking forward to the show's return from its spring hiatus next month, we have the details here.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.18 - "Meta Fiction" (airs 4/15/14, 9-10pm): METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion.
Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
Another video introducing us to the "People of Salem" has arrived, this time focusing on hardened war veteran John Alden (Shane West), who returns to his native Salem to find it consumed in a witch hunt frenzy.
In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.
“Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Related Story: Meet Witch Hunter Cotton Mather - One of the People of Salem
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.
Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info.
There's been no question that Blumhouse had released some of the most well received horror movies of the last few years. So of course they're perfect for A Haunted House 2 to spoof! Look for the flick on April 18th!
The sequel to A Haunted House catches back up with Malcolm (Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.
Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle, and Cedric The Entertainer star.
Open Road Films is releasing the spoof, which is directed by Michael Tiddes and co-written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez.
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!
Adrianne Palicki and Don Johnson Return in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Episode 1.04 - Let's Get Ramblin'
On the heels of announcing a greenlight for Season Two of their popular new original project "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," El Rey Network has provided info on Episode 1.04, "Let's Get Ramblin'," premiering Tuesday, April 1st.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are on the run after a bank heist left several people dead.
While heading to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter a former pastor and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the original film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
The all-new episode features special guest star Adrianne Palicki and an unexpected blast from the past. El Rey didn't release a preview of the ep so below you'll find an ad for the Big Kahuna Burger, which had its on-screen debut in Episode 1.03.
Episode 1.04 - "Let's Get Ramblin'" (airs 4/1/14)
The Gecko Brothers take the Fuller family hostage and attempt to leave the motel undetected. But Freddie (Jesse Garcia) - led by the same force that has been guiding Richie - arrives at their door, igniting a clash that nearly destroys them all. Written by Marcel Rodriguez and directed by Robert Rodriguez.
"The Following." Are any of you guys still watching? We are despite the fact that each week has us rolling our eyes at the stupidity of some of the characters. In any event, in this "Insider" look at Episode 2.10, "Teacher's Pet," we hear from the cast and crew.
"The Following" Episode 2.10 - "Teacher's Pet" (aired 3/24/14, 9-10PM; repeats 3/29/14, 9-10PM)
RYAN HARDY COMES ONE STEP CLOSER TO JOE CARROLL -- As his power over the Korban cult grows, Joe sets a deadly plan in action using new acolytes to carry out his demands.
Meanwhile, Ryan and Max devise a plan to contact Joe in hopes of tracking down his whereabouts, and Weston meets with a face from the past.
"The Following" Episode 2.11 - "Freedom" (3/31/14, 9-10PM; repeats 4/5/14, 9-10PM)
A deadly massacre, thought to be sparked by Joe Carroll, leads Ryan and Mike into very dangerous territory. But as more details are revealed, they realize another leader might be on the rise.
Meanwhile, Joe continues to train the Korban cult and confirms his new plans with Emma and those who doubt him.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang
Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; John Lafayette as Captain Turner; Felix Solis as Agent Clarke; Tom Patrick Stephens as Decklan; Florence Faivre as Serena; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews
The folks over at Magnet Releasing love all of us horror fans very much. I know this because they're constantly releasing quality genre product. And now, to show us how much they truly care, they're even going to take us on a Honeymoon (review). How romantic is that?! Read on for all the lovey dovey details!
From the Press Release
The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired world rights to HONEYMOON, the chilling directorial debut from Leigh Janiak, which had its world premiere at SXSW earlier this month.
HONEYMOON features rising star Rose Leslie (HBO’s "Game of Thrones," "Downton Abbey") and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger, "Penny Dreadful"). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced.
Leslie and Treadaway star as young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
Christina Rogers and the Magnolia Pictures International team will be representing the film at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes. All international rights are available.
HONEYMOON will next be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Magnet will release the film later this year.
“HONEYMOON is an auspicious debut from the very talented Leigh Janiak, who has a preternatural mastery of tone and mounting dread, not to mention a deft hand with actors,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway have stunning chemistry—they light up the screen.”
Said director Janiak: "I feel incredibly honored to have my first feature in Magnet's smart and expert hands. I'm so excited to work with them—they're the perfect home for the film, and I know they will do great things with it."
It's the little things that keep us going here at Dread Central, like promotional gimmicks for new horror flicks. Hot on the heels of the release of IFC's The Den (review) comes this bit of interactive fun, which allows you to insert yourself and your friends into the film's poster.
All you've gotta do is upload some pictures, and voila, you become a part of the voyeuristic thriller, which is being described as Rear Window for the internet age. Head over to The Den's official website to get started!
Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.
Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.
Dread Central Live is taking a mid-season break, but we'll be returning on April 21st with something very special. In the interim check out our chat with the cats from Almost Human (review) - director Joe Begos along with stars Graham Skipper and Josh Ethier.
Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.
Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!
Dread Central has ALWAYS been brought to you by fans for fans. We consider you guys our peers, and since we don't have - and have never had - a parent company behind us, we like to think that the site and everything it does belongs to you. That being said... tweet us @DreadCentral with your questions and comments, and we'll be answering everything that we can get to in REAL TIME.
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Whether or not you choose to believe in extraterrestrial beings, there's no denying that the topic of discussion is an utterly fascinating one that manages to capture the imagination like no other.
Personally, I'm still not even sure what my feelings are on the matter, but what I can say is that there will never be enough documentaries in the world to fully satiate my interest in the topic.
The latest of such documentaries, titled Mirage Men, was just digitally released today, and it looks to be one of the more fascinating ones we've yet seen, peeling back the curtain and exploring government coverups in an effort to at long last expose the truth.
Sound interesting? Head over to Yekra to digitally rent the doc, and whet your appetite with the trailer below!
Directed by John Lundberg, Mark Pilkington, Roland Denning, and Kypros Kyprianou, Perception Management’s Mirage Men has already generated buzz at Austin’s Fantastic Fest in September and at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November. The film examines how, for nearly 60 years, teams within the U.S. Air Force and Intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and ET visitations as part of their counterintelligence programs. In doing so, they spawned a mythology so powerful that it captivated and warped many brilliant minds, including several of their own. Now, for the first time, some of those behind these operations, and their victims, speak out, revealing a true story that is part Manchurian Candidate and part Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Our own Scott Hallam recently wrote that Son of Ghostman (review) should without a doubt be watched by all horror fans, despite the fact that it's not really a horror film. Rather, it's a love letter to horror films and the fans like us who simply cannot get enough of them.
Today we've got the trailer for Son of Ghostman on tap for ya, which will give you an idea of what Scott was talking about. Check it out, and let us know if you see just a little bit of yourself in it!
Written and directed by Kurt Larson, the film stars Larson himself as well as Devin Ordoyne and Angela Gulner.
Denny McNamara has been recently dumped, he’s unemployed, and his older brother, Harold, is threatening to sell the house Denny rents. By all accounts he’s a loser. Motivated by his childhood hero, a local celebrity horror host named Ghostman, Denny tries to find his identity by throwing on monster makeup and becoming the “Son” of Ghostman. Thing is, Denny isn’t exactly suited for the role, but his awkward pain-inducing videos go viral anyway, and he must decide what and where his future lies.
Kevin Tancharoen endeared himself to horror fans with his kick-ass Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, and now he's back with the pilot for another one, The Gable 5, starring ass kicker supreme Eliza Dushku.
The Gable 5, which premiered today exclusively on Machinima, is directed by Tancharoen and written by him and Scott Martin. Producers are Hayden Roush and Marina Stabile.
In a remote location, a secret facility exists unlike anything the world has ever seen. Run by Dr. Conrad Gable, a renowned neurologist, the facility is years ahead of its time when it comes to the technology it's using to research the human body. With an unlimited budget backed by a classified department of the government, Dr. Gable's motives appear to be for the greater good of humanity - the chance to create a drug so powerful it could be used to win every battle, every war, with no casualties.
Now all he needs are 5 test subjects...
Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for the teaser trailer for the found footage flick Into the Storm directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), we now have the teaser trailer. Oh, and a badass poster too.
From the Press Release
From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
Quale is directing the film from a screenplay by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.
The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), and Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer, TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).
Quale’s behind-the-scenes creative team consists of several members of his Final Destination 5 roster, including director of photography Brian Pearson, production designer David Sandefur, editor Eric Sears, and composer Brian Tyler, as well as costume designer Kimberly Adams (associate costume designer for the Chronicles of Narnia films).
New Line Cinema production, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken Road production, Into the Storm. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Well, that was fast! Just a few days after the announcement came that Phantasm: Ravager was complete, along comes a teaser trailer. Check it out along with additional details about the film right here, and expect lots more soon!
From the Press Release:
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli has announced that PHANTASM: RAVAGER, the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principal photography.
The original Phantasm was a worldwide critical and box office smash, spawning a huge cult of fans around the world and three well received sequels.
For the first time in the franchise's history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman. Hartman is a multiple Emmy-nominated animation director, whose work can be seen in such celebrated shows as Transformers Prime and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers. Serious genre fans have long been familiar with Hartman’s edgier output, including two blood-soaked music videos for Rob Zombie ("American Witch" and "Lords of Salem") and his illustrations of Steve Niles' Strange Cases for Image Comics.
"I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set," noted Coscarelli, who co-wrote the film with Hartman and produced the film under his Silver Sphere banner along with executive producer Brad Baruh. "David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. He did terrific visual effects on that and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, John Dies at the End. Our aesthetics are in sync, and he's quite an experienced director in his own right," Coscarelli stated.
"Having worked with Don [Coscarelli] before and being a huge fan of the entire Phantasm franchise, it was a great honor to do RAVAGER with him," says Hartman. "This film is a real turning point in the series. There's real closure for the core characters that I hope fans will respond to. We were fortunate to shoot amazing new sequences with horror icon Angus Scrimm—he has terrific scenes with Reggie (Bannister) and Mike (Michael Baldwin) that are truly powerful.”
Production on RAVAGER took place in and around Southern California over the past two years. "The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system," Coscarelli notes. "We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class. And for the first time there’s an extended sequence on the Tall Man’s home world. I know Phantasm fans will be as excited as I am to see it.”
RAVAGER features Reggie Bannister (a veteran of all five films) in his decades-long pursuit of the malevolent Tall Man, and it finally forces him to confront the mysteries at the heart of the Phantasm saga. The entire original cast is back including Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, and Angus Scrimm, along with some great new characters. Coscarelli allows, “There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans.”
A new one-sheet in promotion of indie filmmaker Mitchel Viernes' new practical effects extravaganza, Peter and the Colossus, is here; and it stokes our love for men in monster suits over CGI tenfold. Check it out!
The film stars Aubrey Robbins and Marcus Lavatai.
In the wake of her parents' sudden passing, Rachel Miller struggles to juggle two jobs while also taking care of her estranged younger brother, Peter. Traumatized from the loss, Peter refuses to utter a single word, making a social connection with anyone else very difficult. After school each day, Peter walks through a forest on his way home in order to avoid any confrontation with the school bullies, and on the way he makes an unlikely friendship that teaches him how to let others in and even helps mend his relationship with Rachel.
Another Jezebeth flick in on the way entitled Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun, and we've got a load of stills, the artwork, and more for you right here. Check it all out!
From the Press Release
SGL Entertainment has just unveiled the new poster artwork for the full length vampire western film JEZEBETH 2: HOUR OF THE GUN, directed by Damien Dante and starring Ana Santos as Jezebeth.
The controversial artwork shows the image of “Abigail,” a young child holding a gun with her mouth sewn shut and her eyes revealing her black, empty soul. Abigail is played by Gracie Serrano, an amazing young child actress.
“It's the year 1881, and the outlaw vampires Jezebeth and Billie Gunn, now bitter enemies, have parted ways after a human child is gunned down in cold blood. Now, after 130 years, that same child who became a vampire is used by the outlaw Billie Gunn as bait to lure Jezebeth back to the land where it all began for a bloody final showdown.
JEZEBETH 2: HOUR OF THE GUN is written, directed, and produced by Damien Dante with executive producers Jeffrey A. Swanson and David O'Brient, Jr. The original music score is by Chris Thomas ("CSI," "LOST:). The movie will be hitting many major film festivals this summer and will be set for a worldwide release just before Christmas 2014. Cable television, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Video On Demand deals already in place via SGL Entertainment, Indie Rights Distribution, and other media partners.
There's an old saying... you always remember your first love. Even if you're dead, buried, and now floating about in a non-corporeal state. Hey, things happen, ya know? That's exactly the case in the upcoming horror comedy Clinger.
Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Alica Monet Caldwell, Jeffrey Bean, Debbie Rochon, and Lisa Wilcox star. Michael Steves directs from a script he wrote with Gabi Chennisi and Bubba Fish.
Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living. Clinger is a blood-soaked comedy about the horrors of first love.
For years now the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" alumni at RiffTrax have been producing video riffs, MP3 riffs, and live movie theater broadcasts. On April 1st RiffTrax is finally going primetime.
Fill your head with knowledge while having belly laughs as you experience a "Total Riff-Off" thanks to the National Geographic Channel of all networks.
Word began breaking across the internet a few days ago that Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, formerly of MST3K/currently of RiffTrax, were poised to return to TV on April Fool's Day, poking fun at some of National Geographic's programming. Now we have official confirmation from the Riffers themselves. Here's what they had to say on the RiffTrax website:
Yes, that date is April Fool’s, but there’s no joke here. Well, there will be jokes. Lots of jokes. Jokes told by us, on television. But the fact that there WILL be jokes isn’t a joke, you see... Look, we’ll start over.
We are incredibly excited to announce that RiffTrax will take over the National Geographic Channel for a special night of riffs, badass dino birds, rage-filled shrimp, demon bats, and more!
The good folks at National Geographic have taught the world about animals, science, and fascinating cultures for years. Now, in their infinite wisdom, they’ve seen fit to have RiffTrax riffmasters Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy take on some of their wildest, strangest discoveries. This will be the guys’ first time riffing on television since Mystery Science Theater 3000, and trust us, you do NOT want to miss it. Think of them as the kids in the back of high school science class cracking wise, except funnier, and with better skin.
So flap your wings, flex your dorsal fin, or just move your regular old boring human feet, but do whatever you have to do to get yourself in front of a TV for the rapid-fire hilarity of "TOTAL RIFF-OFF" on National Geographic!
The "Total Riff-Off" begins Tuesday, April 1st, at 8PM ET with "Killer Shrimp N' Friends." The RiffTrax gang has fun with some funky underwater mudbugs from an episode of "Bad@$$ Animals" and then dive into a segment from "My Dog Ate What?" featuring a pup with an affinity for thongs.
At 9PM ET the riffing turns its attention to cryptozoology with an episode of "Man vs. Monster" featuring the hunt for a giant flesh-eating "Demon Bat."
The third and final hour at 10PM EST begins with the special relationship between a "Guy and a Goose" from an episode of "Unlikely Animal Friends" and ends with the gator wranglers of "Swamp Men" and the highly trained K-9s of "Alpha Dogs."
With any hope "Total Riff-Off" can turn into a regular thing bouncing around the various cable channels riffing on some of their programming. Just imagine what could happen if RiffTrax ever got hold of some of the shows airing on TLC or Bravo.