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Robert Englund Makes a Horror Movie in First Trailer for The Last Showing

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:38

The upcoming Robert Englund vehicle The Last Showing looks to serve as an interesting commentary on today's modern horror audience, backed by a premise that's sure as hell going to get my ass in the seat.

One week after the teaser trailer hit the Net, the full trailer has arrived, which we think you're going to dig!

The Last Showing will make its world premiere at London's Film4 FrightFest on August 22nd and embark on a UK theatrical release on the same date. A UK DVD, Blu-ray and VOD release follows on August 25th.

The Philm Company is behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks entirely on location in the northwest of England.

Phil Hawkins directed.

Cult horror actor Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star.

Synopsis:
When projectionist Stuart Lloyd (Englund) is made redundant by the multiplex cinema he gave his life to, he seeks revenge on a generation that no longer requires his skills. Trapping a young couple inside the cinema during a midnight screening, he sets a deadly plot in motion to make them the unwitting stars of his own chilling horror movie. As they struggle for their lives, the pair are unaware that the CCTV cameras are rolling and that the stage is set for a fatal finale.




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Demonic Kid Gone Wild in First Stills From Supernatural Thriller June

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:33

"Walking Dead" kiddies Kennedy Brice and Addy Miller are among the cast in L. Gustavo Cooper's June, which just wrapped production. We showed you a teaser clip a couple months back, and now we've got our hands on a fresh batch of stills to tide you over until the trailer!

Check 'em out courtesy of Twitch Film!

Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Theodora Greece, and Lance Nichols also star.

Gregor Habsburg (Hellbenders) and Duane A. Sikes produced alongside Raven Banner partners Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew T. Hunt.

For more information "like" June on Facebook.

Synopsis
June is the story about a nine-year-old orphan who has become the vessel of a supernatural being called Aer. June struggles holding Aer back from lashing out when other kids tease and bully her. Aer leaves a trail of damaged and destroyed foster homes in her wake. June quickly bonds with her new adoptive parents, Lily and Dave. But she must discover her true identity to overcome this inner demon in order to save herself and her new family and to find love and acceptance in a chaotic world.

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#SDCC14: Super7 Unveils its Alien Egg Chamber Playset and Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg Exclusives

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:25

For the past several days Super7 has been teasing the exclusives the company will be bringing to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and now, thanks to their Facebook page, we have a look at them right here. Alien fans especially will want to read on!

Super7 will be bringing an Alien Egg Chamber Playset and a Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg to the show.

Alien Egg Chamber Playset Description:
Now you can relive the excitement of the Nostromo crew’s journey into the derelict Alien spaceship! Venture with Kane deep into the mysterious Egg Chamber ReAction Playset and pose your sturdy ReAction Figures on the detailed, egg-covered base. Inspired by the playsets of the 1970’s and packaged in an era-appropriate photo box, the playset provides the perfect backdrop for all of your ReAction adventures. The playset comes complete with classically styled action base made from durable hand-cast resin and corrugated cardboard, full-color Alien Egg Silo backdrop that slides into the base for display. ReAction Figures sold separately. Limit to one per person for the entirety of the show. Limited run of 250/numbered. $100 ea.

Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg Description:
From Deep Space comes a mysterious Alien Egg containing an unknown life form! Only by looking inside the hideously detailed egg can you find out what ReAction Figure lurks inside. Doubling as a blind box, each Alien egg contains an extremely limited, secret ReAction Figure. Hidden in these eggs are new sculpts and colors never before seen in the Alien universe. Once opened, the egg doubles as an action figure stand featuring a foot-peg to pose your ReAction Figure standing in the terrifying open mouth of the Alien Deep Space Egg! In space no one can hear you scream...

Limited to 4 per person. $25 ea.

For more info keep your eyes on the Super7 blog, like Super7 on Facebook, and follow Super7 on Twitter.

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Insidious Chapter 3 Releases Further Down the Line in 2015

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:02

The third chapter in the Insidious film franchise has gotten a new release date. Originally slated for April 3, 2015, Insidious Chapter 3 will now arrive on May 29, 2015. The third film will be directed and written by Leigh Whannell.

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, are producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Entertainment One’s Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

Focus Features, which acquired the rights to release Insidious: Chapter 3 from FilmDistrict, plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015. eOne will distribute the picture in Canada, the UK, and Spain. Sony will distribute the picture in the rest of the world. Principal photography of the movie is scheduled to start next month on July 7th.

The first Insidious told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton confronting the demons that possess the young boy. Insidious: Chapter 2, the terrifying sequel, followed the haunted Lambert family as they sought to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey reprised their roles in the film directed by James Wan, who also directed the first installment.

For more information visit the official Insidious website, "like" the Insidious Facebook page, and follow along on Twitter at @InsidiousMovie.

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Synapse Unveils Prom Night Blu-ray Specs

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:38

It was on July 19th of last year when we told you Synapse Films was busy restoring the slasher classic Prom Night as a means to put it out on Blu-ray high definition, and now today the studio has revealed what's in store for us!

According to Fangoria, Synapse has remastered and restored the Paul Lynch-helmed movie in 2K from the original camera negative, presenting it in 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p hi-def on the Blu-ray), with an all-new 5.1 Surround mix plus the original 2.0 mono sound.

Look for this one in stores and online this September.

In the interim behold Jamie Lee Curtis performing her DANCE OF DISCO FURY™ and wonder how insane it will look in 1080p! SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray
  • “The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of PROM NIGHT” featurette
  • Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast
  • Never-before-seen outtakes from PROM NIGHT (exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • Motion stills gallery (exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • Original theatrical trailer and television spots

    Synopsis
    Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for revenge--a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he'll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. And just as the spotlight falls upon the newly crowned king and queen, the killer will show everyone what his favorite game to play is.

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    #SDCC14: Warner Bros. Reveals Full Schedule Including iZombie & Constantine Pilots Plus All Your Favorites

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:46

    Yesterday we learned WBTV is expanding its 2014 SD Comic-Con events to include Saturday night, and now we have their full schedule, which includes the "iZombie" and "Constantine" pilots plus returning favorites like "TVD," "The Originals," "Supernatural," and "The Following."

    The press release you'll find below includes a few non-horror shows, but in our never-ending quest to keep you as up-to-date as humanly possible on the year's SDCC, we're including everything on WBTV's agenda.

    From the Press Release:
    It wouldn’t be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTV) at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2014 with 15 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Plus, for the first-time ever, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are joining forces for an epic special Saturday night event (more here) on July 26, as previously announced, featuring superheroes, super-villains, screenings and special appearances, including the world premiere of "Gotham."

    Participating in all the action are Comic-Con favorites and new additions including "The Following’s" Kevin Bacon; "The Vampire Diaries’" Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; "Supernatural’s" Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; "The Flash’s" Grant Gustin; "Constantine’s" Matt Ryan and Harold Perrineau; "The Originals’" Joseph Morgan; "Childrens Hospital’s" Rob Corddry; "Mike Tyson Mysteries’" Mike Tyson; and cast members from "Gotham" — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Greg Plageman ("Person of Interest"), Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals"), Jason Rothenberg ("The 100:), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright ("iZombie," "Veronica Mars"), Kevin Williamson ("The Following," "The Vampire Diaries") and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

    Comic-Con essentials "Arrow," "The Big Bang Theory," "Childrens Hospital," "The Following," "The 100," "The Originals," "Person of Interest," "Supernatural," "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Vampire Diaries" are all back in San Diego along with world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series "The Flash," "Constantine" and "iZombie" on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of "Teen Titans Go!" The Studio’s 2,400-square-foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor

    For more information about WBTV activities at San Diego Comic-Con, follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit TheWB.com.

    SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
    6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZombie. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20

    The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero drama based upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

    Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

    iZombie: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZombie is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.

    Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

    WBTV/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE
    PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

    THURSDAY, JULY 24
    6:00–7:00 p.m. — Childrens Hospital (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Room 25ABC

    FRIDAY, JULY 25
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (Mondays 8/7c CBS, season premiere September 22; Thursdays 8/7c CBS beginning October 30): Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — iZOMBIE (Midseason on The CW): iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF

    2:30–3:15 p.m. — Mike Tyson Mysteries (Premiering this fall, Adult Swim): In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Indigo Ballroom

    3:15–4:15 p.m. — The 100 (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW, season premiere October 22): After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Room 6BCF

    4:15–5:15 p.m. — The Originals (Mondays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 6): Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

    5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 8): Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

    SATURDAY, JULY 26
    4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

    5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (Fridays 10/9c NBC, series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

    6:15–7:00 p.m. — Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS, season premiere September 23): The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Room 6BCF

    8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers: For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night. Hall H

    SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW, Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

    11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (Midseason on FOX): Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H

    11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network): Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Room 6BCF

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    The Mathers Face Off in these Stills from Salem Episode 1.12 - Ashes, Ashes

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:37

    The father-son relationship of Increase and Cotton Mather on "Salem" is so complex it could be studied for years, and it's about to get even more heated as Cotton defends John Alden in Episode 1.12, "Ashes, Ashes." Here are several new stills that tease the tensions to come!

    "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    The series stars Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, and Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton. Stephen Lang guest stars as Increase Mather.

    "Salem" Episode 1.12 - "Ashes, Ashes" (airs 7/6/14)
    Allegiances are broken and the fate of Salem is tested as Alden's trial begins.







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    The Walking Dead Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:26

    Zombie fans who had sold their last-gen consoles in anticipation of last year’s hardware upgrade were left in the cold when it came to the last-gen only release of Seasons One and Two of The Walking Dead.

    But those who survived the hellish winter of 2013-2014 with a generational upgrade to PS4 or Xbox One are being welcomed indoors as both seasons of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead will be available on their consoles October 14th of this year.

    Amazon has listed the price for both games at $29.99 each, considerably more than their cost during the recent Steam sale. This price boost may indicate an overhaul of the game, but nothing is known for sure.

    Seasons One and Two of The Walking Dead received very good reviews across the board. This may be a must-have for anyone who has trouble deciding between Friday night video games or horror movies.

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    Escape Dead Island to Lurk Onto Consoles and PC this Fall

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:57

    Developer Deep Silver has announced that the next installment in the Dead Island franchise, Escape Dead Island, will be available this fall. The game will bridge the gap between Dead Island and the upcoming next-gen title Dead Island 2.

    The game will be a departure from the standard action-oriented Dead Island trademark. Escape Dead Island is billed as a third-person single-player survival-mystery and will focus on psychological horror rather than a "the gorier, the merrier" approach.

    Players can look forward to surviving the latest incarnation of the ever popular zombie horde on PS3, Xbox One, and PC.

    IGN reported that the game follows protagonist Cliff Callow, a man plagued by hallucinations, investigating the zombie outbreak on Nera Pala island. After their gameplay demo, IGN pointed out that the game features some very experimental, circular plot elements such as forcing the player to die in order to respawn in a different reality, still carrying the items they possessed before their untimely demise. Deep Silver has already likened the storyline structure to that of the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day.

    IGN also noted that, in a departure from the first Dead Island, the graphics are cell shaded. This is done to give the game a more comic book feel and will be remembered fondly by anyone who played the graphic novel-based XIII.

    Combat is reported to be very strategic. Stealth kills are said to be a very big factor while the game also features items to be used to distract the undead while you sneak past, such as radios. This continues the recent trend in horror gaming of stripping power from the player and forcing a stealth approach.

    Escape Dead Island will also feature some adventure game elements. Players will find items such as ropes and maces that will allow them to shimmy down once unreachable ledges and to destroy boarded up doors, once blocking the way. This means players will be returning to previously explored locations in order to access the newly available areas and advance the story. This is very risky move by the developers as it will result in backtracking, and 99.9% of the time backtracking is the sign of a bad game. Can Escape Dead Island be the 0.1%? We will have to wait until the fall to find out.

    On top of going in a bold new direction, developers have sweetened the deal by offering exclusive access to the Dead Island 2 beta to anyone who pre-orders Escape Dead Island at Gamestop.

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    #SDCC14: First Look at the Exclusive Cover for Issue #9 of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:42

    The official The Walking Dead magazine is getting ready to unleash its ninth issue, which features Norman Reedus on the cover... the regular edition that is. There's an alternate version headed to SDCC 2014 which is sure to please fans of the comic series.

    We're just a couple weeks away from the San Diego Comic-Con, and the exclusive cover will only be available at the event in Titan's booth #5537.

    Designed by Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard, the limited edition cover for Issue #9 features the barbed wire bat-wielding Negan, who has yet to appear on AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series.

    In the issue Reedus (aka badass zombie killer Daryl Dixon) is in the house as he talks us through the dramatic and traumatic events of Season 4, from losing the prison to saying goodbye to old friends and welcoming new arrivals. The magazine also takes a special look at those who haven't been so lucky at surviving, including how they snuffed it and why.

    Comic creator and TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman rounds up what else is going on in The Walking Dead universe from "All Out War – Part 2" to filming Season 5 and everything in-between.

    "The Walking Dead" Magazine #9 is packed with exciting new and exclusive content so even if you aren't attending Comic-Con, be sure to pick up your copy when it goes on sale July 15th.

    For more info visit The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine on Facebook, and follow The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine on Twitter. You can get subscription info by clicking here.

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    10 Terrifying Real-Life Tales of Demonic Possession!

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:31

    This week marks the theatrical release of Deliver Us from Evil, the latest horror film from Sinister director Scott Derrickson. Based on true events, the film follows New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes.

    He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city.

    Before you head to your local theater to be spooked by this summer’s most anticipated horror film, we thought it only fitting that we first prime you up with a look at 10 real-life stories of demonic possession, which prove that the real world is a whole lot more horrifying than anything that we’ve ever been witness to on the big screen.

    So proceed with caution because the shit you’re about to read is as nightmare-inducing as it gets!

    1 - The only logical place to start with this list is the story of young Anneliese Michel, which was brought to the screen in the form of 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose – written and directed by none other than Scott Derrickson. Though the name was changed, the story depicted in the movie was pretty damn faithful to the actual events, which took place in the 1970s.

    After suffering her third seizure in June of 1970, the 18-year-old German girl reportedly began seeing devilish faces, which eventually transformed into voices that informed her she was going to “rot in hell.” Though the doctors believed that Michel was suffering from some form of psychosis, which she was heavily medicated for, the girl believed otherwise and became convinced that her body was host to a demonic entity.

    Michel was unable to come into contact with things like holy water or crosses, and her condition took a turn for the worse when she began to drink her own urine, eat bugs and experience severe bodily convulsions. Over the course of 10 months, beginning in 1975, Michel was subjected to nearly 70 individual exorcisms, which ended with her death on July 1st of 1976. She weighed just 68 pounds at the time of her death, which was blamed on malnutrition and dehydration.

    If you really want to disrupt your sleep patterns, watch the videos below of Anneliese Michel talking in demonic voices during her various exorcisms.

    2 – Another one of the most well-known cases of demonic possession was the one that inspired William Peter Blatty to write The Exorcist, which is known as ‘The Exorcism of Roland Doe’ – Roland Doe was actually a pseudonym given to the young boy to protect his identity.

    Born in 1936 to a German family, Roland Doe was an only child who lived with his parents in Maryland, and his particular tale of horror reportedly began when Roland’s aunt introduced him to the mystical Ouija board. After she died, Roland attempted to use the board to make contact with her, and it wasn’t long before something from the other side reached back.

    Objects began levitating and were hurled around the house in the wake of Roland’s aunt’s passing, and some 40 witnesses attested to various strange occurrences that were seemingly connected to Roland. Furniture was said to move on its own, and at one point a container of holy water smashed to the ground in Roland’s presence.

    During the young boy’s exorcism, which is not unlike the one depicted in The Exorcist, Roland reportedly ripped out a bedspring from his mattress and used it to slash the arm of the priest, the wound requiring 100 stitches. The priest’s diary, which provides the majority of information about the ordeal, reports that Roland’s bed shook violently and he spoke in a deep, demonic voice, a la the fictional Regan MacNeil. At one point, the words ‘evil’ and ‘hell’ even appeared on his body out of nowhere.

    After 30 exorcisms, Roland Doe no longer exhibited signs of being demonically possessed, and he went on to have a happy, normal life, becoming a father and husband. In addition to The Exorcist, the 2000 Showtime original movie Possessed was also based on Doe’s waking nightmare.

    3 – Just about 20 years prior to the infamous Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts was the site of one of the earliest cases of demonic possession, which took over the body of young Elizabeth Knapp. A servant in the household of Reverend Samuel Willard, Knapp’s strange behavior began in October of 1671, when she complained about various pains throughout her entire body. She told Willard that it felt like she was being strangled by some unseen force, and she often broke out into convulsions and extended fits of screaming and crying.

    According to Knapp, the ordeal began when she was visited by the Devil one night and made a pact with him, selling her soul in exchange for things like money and youth. Willard wrote in his journal that it appeared as if the Devil was literally talking through Knapp’s body, which oftentimes became so contorted that it took several people to hold her down. He also wrote that she spoke in a demonic voice without her lips ever moving, which was accompanied by her throat swelling up “like a balloon.”

    In 1672, Willard’s journal entries about Knapp ceased, and still to this day nobody is sure what happened to the possessed young girl. In his last entry about the subject, Willard indicated that he wasn’t sure what was happening to her but that he knew the things she was doing were completely involuntary.

    4 – A pact with the Devil was similarly blamed for the apparent demonic possession of 16-year-old South African girl Clara Germana Cele back in 1906. In addition to developing an animalistic voice, the girl exhibited supernatural strength, reportedly tossing nuns around the room and brutally beating them up. It was also noted that she spoke many languages which she previously had no knowledge of, including Polish, German and French.

    "No animal had ever made such sounds,” noted an attending nun, regarding the girl’s demonically altered voice. “Neither the lions of East Africa nor the angry bulls. At times, it sounded like a veritable herd of wild beasts orchestrated by Satan had formed a hellish choir."

    Though a two-day exorcism eventually forced the demon out of her body and healed her, the process wasn’t an easy one, as she seemed intent on choking the priest with his own stole. According to witnesses, it wasn’t unusual during the exorcism for Clara to levitate several feet in the air, only being brought down to her bed when sprinkled with holy water.

    5 – The strange story of Englishman George Lukins began at a Christmas pageant he was performing in, where he alleged that some sort of supernatural force slapped him and knocked him to the ground. For the next several years, Lukins exhibited a bizarre condition that doctors deemed incurable and which he personally believed was a result of possession by seven different demons.

    It was in May of 1778 that a priest was brought in to cure the man that doctors weren’t able to, the exorcism taking place when Lukins was 44 years old. As published at the time in a local newspaper, Lukins claimed during the exorcism that he was the Devil and became very violent, coupled with inhuman barking noises that emitted from his being.

    After clergyman demanded that the demons inhabiting Lukins’ body return to Hell where they came from, the man underwent a complete 360-degree change, praising God and exclaiming, “Blessed Jesus.” From that point forward, Lukins was cured, though many at the time believed he had faked the whole ordeal. Skeptics blamed epilepsy for the man’s violent convulsions.

    6 – Residing in Iowa, Anna Ecklund began showing signs of demonic possession when she was 14 years old in the early 1900s. A devout Catholic, it is believed that her witchcraft-practicing father and aunt were to blame for her possession, tainting her food and placing a curse upon her soul. In the wake of their devious tactics, Ecklund found herself unable to enter churches and became sexually depraved, resulting in her exorcism in 1912.

    After being cured, the girl’s father and aunt allegedly begged Satan to return and continue his torment, which is where this story gets all the more terrifying. After being placed in a convent, witnesses claimed that Ecklund levitated high above her bed and even clung to the walls of her room, speaking in languages she did not know. She also vomited and spit at priests who were trying to help, and it was said that her body became so bloated that the bed she was laying on could barely support her weight.

    Three different exorcism rituals, over the course of nearly a month, rid the demonic entities from the girl’s body once more. Many believed that the entities that inhabited her were the same ones that attached themselves to Anneliese Michel many decades later.

    7 – Well over 40 demons were said to have a hold on married man Michael Taylor back in 1974 in his British hometown of Ossett, Yorkshire. Taylor’s story began when he cheated on his wife, Christine, with a fellow member of the Christian Fellowship Group he was a part of, claiming that he felt a sense of evil brewing inside of him. After lashing out at the woman with a violent outburst, Taylor’s behavior became even more unusual, which resulted in a group of priests converging on his home in October of 1974.

    After a 24-hour exorcism, the priests invoked and cast out 40 demons, eventually becoming so exhausted that they had to call it quits. The priests noted that several demons still called the man’s body home, even after the extended exorcism, and worried that he had still had a whole lot of evil inside of him.

    Their fears were fully realized shortly after the exorcism, when the once completely normal Michael Taylor was found outside of his home by police, fully naked and covered from head to toe in blood. Taylor brutally murdered his wife and strangled their pet poodle, tearing his wife’s eyes and tongue out and ripping most of her face off. Amazingly, the man was acquitted of all charges for reasons of insanity.

    In more recent years, Taylor has found himself in the news several more times, exhibiting similarly diabolical characteristics. He has attempted suicide on a couple occasions and was on trial in 2005 for molesting a young girl.

    8 – The 1980 possession of Connecticut resident Arne Cheyenne Johnson is one of the most notable in American history due to the fact that it was the very first court case wherein the defense tried to use demonic possession as a means of acquittal, rather than the usual mental illness. Known as the ‘Demon Murder Trial,’ the story began with the possession of a young boy Johnson was living with at the time, which apparently hopped from one host to the next.

    11-Year-old David Glatzel was the first host of the demonic entity, which wreaked havoc on life in the Glatzel family home. The boy experienced strange rashes and bruises on his body and alleged that he saw a strange old man on the property, who sometimes took the form of a beast-like creature. Deep gashes began to appear on the front door of the house, seemingly confirming David’s claims of paranormal activity.

    Eventually, renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (seen in The Conjuring) were brought in to expel the demon, working with a Catholic priest who used the power of Christ to cast the evil out of the young boy.

    But that was only the beginning of this tale as the entity apparently jumped from David’s body to Arne Johnson’s in the wake of the exorcism. On February 16th of 1981, Johnson brutally murdered the Glatzel family’s landlord, stabbing him repeatedly with a pocket knife while growling like an animal. Johnson was convicted of the murder, though he only served a mere five years in prison.

    The story was turned into the made-for-TV movie The Demon Murder Case, and a major motion picture has been in the works for some time now.

    9 – One of the most recent stories of demonic possession came out of Indiana earlier this year, which we reported about here on Dread Central. Back in January, news began to make its way around the net about the possession of the Ammons family, with mother Latoya claiming that both she and her three children were being terrorized by an angry demonic entity.

    Strange voices, mysterious wet footprints and levitation were among the symptoms of this particular possession, and the story gained a whole lot of credibility when both nurses and police officers confirmed the claims Latoya was making. Medical staff at the local hospital reported that one of the boys had been lifted off the ground and tossed into a wall by an unseen force, proceeding to walk backwards up the wall in a way that was described as being very inhuman.

    “Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans purchased the home shortly after the news broke and is planning on living there and documenting his experience. The story is also being turned into a feature film by one of the producers of The Conjuring.

    10 – And finally, we wrap up this trip through the nightmarish world of demonic possession with the tale of a girl who is simply referred to by the name Julia, who at the present time is – according to reports – still the host for an entity that’s ripped straight out of a horror film.

    According to a doctor’s report released to the public in 2012, the mysterious Julia – identified only as a middle-aged Caucasian woman from the United States – speaks in voices that are quite different than her own and even displays psychic abilities, exhibiting a knowledge of events that she by all means should have no knowledge of. “So those cats really went berserk last night, didn’t they?” she chillingly asked mere hours after a violent cat fight in the private home of a member of her psychiatry team.

    An exorcism was eventually performed on Julia with the priests noting that the room grew very hot as soon as they began. During the exorcism Julia levitated off the bed for a full 30 minutes and again spoke in languages she had never learned, recoiling in agony any time holy water was sprinkled onto her body.

    The possession began back in 2008, and though the exorcism was helpful, Julia is reportedly still to this day battling the malevolent force that resides within her.

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    The Witcher Battle Arena Announced for Mobile Devices

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:15

    The countdown to late February and the release of The Witcher 3 is on. I know it’s a long way away, but CD Projekt Red, developer of The Witcher series, has, in the words of Ween, "left a little something to help the time go by."

    Cocaine references aside, the Scandinavian developer has just announced The Witcher Battle Arena, an online, multiplayer battle arena game to be released later this year.

    Players will gear up for three-on-three battles as a selection of eight characters from The Witcher universe: dwarf Zoltan Chivay, Eithne of Brokilon, The Golem, The Operator, Saskia of Aedirn, Philippa Eilhart, Letho Gulet, and Ivoreth. Developers stress that players’ battle experiences will be balanced and based on skill.

    Aside from straight battles, the game will also feature a control point conquest mode.

    The Witcher Battle Arena will be using the free to play model. While this is usually used as bait to lure players into paying for additional content, CD Projekt Red was quick to reveal that all content in the game is unlockable through player progression, but the option of paying for content as a means to speed up the process will be available.

    The Witcher Battle Arena will be available later this year on iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Windows tablets.

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    Deliver Us From Evil Review Delivered

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:03

    The verdict is in on this weekend's July 4th horror offering, Deliver Us from Evil. Does it possess a great deal of bang for your buck, or does its fuse fizzle out before launching? Read on for our take, and tell us your own in the comments section below.

    Read our Deliver Us from Evil review!

    The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

    Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana.

    Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters now.

    Synopsis
    New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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    #SDCC14: Gentle Giant Announces a 24-Inch Kenner-Inspired Glowing Alien

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:58

    Today it's Gentle Giant's turn to reveal another exclusive item the company is bringing to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and it's one that's sure to make fans of the Alien franchise scream... with delight!

    Alien Glow-in-the-Dark Vintage Jumbo Figure - SDCC 2014 Exclusive - Product Description:
    Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you another piece of toy history with our SDCC Exclusive GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Alien Jumbo Kenner-inspired Figure.

    Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original 18-inch Kenner Alien figure, rescaled it to a staggering 24 inches, and made it glow! Limited edition size of 250 pieces worldwide.

    This gargantuan new Jumbo figure possesses new features based on the original – such as white teeth and a 100% glow-in-the-dark body. No detail has been overlooked. This enormous figure even features mechanically-activated jaws, just like the original! Packed in an Alien-inspired collector box, the Alien Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure is a must-have for toy hunters from all generations!

    Pre-Orders will ship after the SDCC
    Regular Price: $499.00
    Dimensions: H 24’’x W 7.25’’x D 9.85’’
    Release Date: SDCC 2014

    Click here for more info and to pre-order your Alien Glow-in-the-Dark Vintage Jumbo Figure. (Note that you need to be a Premier Guild member to access the page.)

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    Scream Factory Finds Home Video Release in Hemlock Grove

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:54

    As we eagerly anticipate the July 11th second season premiere of Netflix original series "Hemlock Grove," the show's first season has just been dated for home video release courtesy of the always awesome Scream Factory.

    Read on for complete release details, including new bonus content that wasn't available on Netflix!

    From the Press Release
    Pack your bags and say your prayers — you’re on your way to Hemlock Grove. From executive producer Eli Roth, the Primetime-Emmy© nominated Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 7, 2014, from Scream Factory.

    Featuring all 13 exhilarating episodes from the shocking first season, the three-disc set also includes all-new bonus features not available on Netflix, including six all new vignettes. Horror aficionados should note that additional bonus features will be announced as excitement builds for this release, and fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.

    In a small Pennsylvania town, something evil has come in search of prey. But who is the true monster in Hemlock Grove? The brutal slaying of a teenage girl sends the townspeople of Hemlock Grove into a desperate search to find her killer. But this sleepy community soon finds itself living a nightmare as secrets and rumors threaten to drive them all down a dark path as they struggle to uncover the truth. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount, and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly-arrived Gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.

    Executive produced by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, created by McGreevy along with Lee Shipman, and starring Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Altitude), Penelope Mitchell ('The Vampire Diaries"), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II), Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season, produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix, is an atmospheric and gripping horror thriller series unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

    Bonus Features
    Vignettes:

  • "Dysfunctional in Every Way"
  • "Anatomy of a Kill"
  • "Fairytales for Adults"
  • "The Rust Beneath the Surface"
  • "The Monster Within"
  • "It Hurts So Good"

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    UPDATED: Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch Official

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:48

    Well then. We cannot say that we saw this one coming. The Tracking Board is reporting that a sequel to the Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy comedic witch flick from 1993, Hocus Pocus, is officially on its way. Read on for the first details.

    This new Hocus Pocus will focus (see what I did there?) "on a witch hunter who teams up with a magical housewife to stop a power-hungry evil witch.

    The original cast is not likely to be coming back. Allison Shearmur Productions has signed to produce Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch. Tendo Nagenda and Jessica Virtue are executive producing at Disney.

    The aim for the two protagonist female leads is in the vein of Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy. While the original film dealt with three witch-sisters coming back on Halloween night, this story seems to focus on drawing different people together to fight a common evil.

    UPDATE: According to Deadline, only part of the above story is accurate. They say that Disney is in early development with Tina Fey on a supernatural-themed feature, but it’s not the Hocus Pocus sequel described above. Instead it's currently known as "Untitled Witch Project," which will be produced by Fey and Allison Shearmur with Fey attached to star.

    We'll keep our eyes and ears open for more updates!

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    Get a Sneak Peek of True Blood Episode 7.03 - Fire in the Hole

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:51

    So far HBO has only released one clip from the upcoming "True Blood" Episode 7.03, "Fire in the Hole," but we'll keep our eyes open for more. In the meantime here's a peek at Sookie and Bill... together again!

    As a bonus treat, we have an extra segment from the network's "Farewell to Bon Temps" special that aired June 15th, which you'll find below the preview of "Fire in the Hole."

    Related Story: Visit our "True Blood" archive.

    Episode 7.03 - “Fire in the Hole” (air date 7/6/14)
    Sookie (Anna Paquin) hatches a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, even as Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his armed vigilantes pose an equally serious threat.

    Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) gets high with James (Nathan Parsons); Jason (Ryan Kwanten) eyes a family future with Violet (Karolina Wydra); Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) is forced to find a new place to stay; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) sheds her past.

    Meanwhile, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) offers Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) a compelling reason to return to Louisiana – and be the vampire he used to be. Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Lee Rose.

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    Exclusive On Set Interview: Eric Bana - Deliver Us From Evil

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:00

    Eric Bana’s latest role as real-life NYPD Officer Ralph Sarchie finds the accomplished Aussie actor firmly entrenched in a world where evil goes way beyond the typical street crime and routine arrest. As a cop with South Bronx's 46th Precinct in the Nineties, Sarchie had seen it all...

    But it was his involvement with cases concerning the occult the revealed his true purpose.

    On a rainy night on location in the Bronx way back in July of 2013, Dread Central and a few other outlets had the chance to speak to Bana (fittingly, inside an old church) about the responsibility of telling Sarchie’s story in a believable way.

    Dread Central: So it sounds like you’ve been dealing with quite a bit of prosthetics and other things like that on this film. How has that experience been?

    Eric Bana: No, not for me. Not too bad. I mean, I have a reoccurring stitch that comes on and off a couple of times a day, but no, my prosthetic load is almost nothing compared to what some of the other characters have. There is a large prosthetic load on that department, but not for me.

    DC: We just spoke to the real Ralph Sarchie. How have you been getting into this real-life guy’s skin?

    EB: Scott [Derrickson] wrote a really very character-filled script. I mean, that’s why I signed on to do the film. That character was just so strong on the page. So he was really there. And I came out a couple of months before we started shooting. I got to meet Ralph and spent some time with him and just selfishly kind of cherry-picked what I felt would work well for the film. So I have stolen some bits and pieces and some elements, but it wasn’t entirely essential. He was just very giving in his time. There are certain elements to police work in the 46th and in the Bronx. There’s a certain way about them that you can’t get away with not playing. So getting some time with those guys was really helpful.

    DC: For you what was the meat on the bone in this story? What interests you about it?

    EB: A character who is so complex but at the same time really elegantly written. I remember years ago I read Man on Fire. In fact, it wasn’t offered to me. I always read stuff that I can’t even do. I read Man on Fire and it was a great script, but the central character was… You read it and you thought, "‘Wow, how are we going to follow this guy doing all this stuff?"’ And then Denzel... he’s probably out-and-out my favorite actor. I saw the film, and it was probably one of the greatest acting lessons because he was just so good as that character that you never questioned whether or not you were meant to like him or not. You just experienced his trajectory. That was what it was about. The character of Ralph Sarchie in this movie reminds me, in some ways, whether it be likability or complexity, of that because not everything we see him do we’re going to enjoy. But it’s a great challenge as an actor. In Scott’s films the characters are very strong... really, really strong. When I saw Sinister and Emily Rose, I was really intrigued. I thought this script was in keeping with that strong character at the center of these really interesting, scary stories. So, selfishly for me, it was Ralph that really jumped off the page and Scott’s previous work. I’ve not worked in this genre, and I’m really excited about it. It’s potentially a lot of fun.

    DC: Ralph said he was always a true believer in the supernatural, in the occult. Does your version of him in the film have a little bit more of a skeptical edge?

    EB: Very skeptical. So I liked that arc. Without giving too much away, certainly for a majority of the film, I’m playing the role of someone who is selling the supernatural to him[self] when he comes across it. It’s the beginning of that character’s journey. He’s just a 46th Precinct, tough-as-hell cop. So that’s who he is. He has no predetermined belief in the supernatural or anything like that.

    DC: What’s his trial by fire that takes him through the gateway into this weird world?

    EB: Well, I guess that insinuates that he gets there in the end, and I don’t want to give away whether or not he does.

    DC: This is apparently a hardcore, no-going-back R-rated story, and was so even from the script. Were you concerned about the content?

    EB: Definitely, yeah, but there were some really good discussions. At the end of the day, I think you really have to put your total faith in the director in those instances because tonally and visually, that’s really in the edit. They can make it a smorgasbord of material, and it’s up to them then, according to taste and preference, to go and assemble that, because it’s really all in the edit, how that stuff plays out: how brutal or non-brutal, how gory or non-gory. So I’ve really got just complete faith in Scott. I’d met with him a couple of times long before we signed on, and we got along extremely well and saw things very similar. So I have a lot of trust in him.

    DC: As the lead actor, when you’ve got so much blood and gore to deal with and there are so many intense scenes you have to prep for, how do you get in the mindset for reacting to demons and being scared?

    EB: Have you seen some of our locations? The first question I asked Scott when I met him was, “Tell me we’re not shooting this in Toronto, please?” He said, “No, no. We are shooting this in the Bronx.” I was like, “Okay. This is a great early actor-director conversation. I’m going to hold you to that.” Because quite often these movies will end up going wherever it’s going to be best on paper and not best for the movie. In this case the producers and the director were just right from the get-go [saying], “No, we’re shooting in the Bronx.” And it’s absolutely essential cinematically. It doesn’t exactly let the production design department off the hook totally. They’ve had to work really hard as well. This is not you come to work and just chill. Every night it’s pretty full-on for the crew and we’re out on the street at night. And it adds... a certain level of tension amongst everyone without even thinking about it; every day we come to work based on locations that really, I think, will help the film.

    DC: What kinds of accidents – happy accidents or unhappy accidents – have resulted from doing so much on location?

    EB: I’ve got to say the locals have, by and large, been very, very, very good to us.

    DC: Were you at all familiar with this borough before doing this? Or just through the movies?

    EB: The Warriors was one of my favorite films. But, no. So, like I say, I was really excited when they signed off on… every location. When we were on Long Island for the jail, I think that was a real jail, right? We have a tiny bit of stage work the last week, but basically we’ve been out here every night.

    DC: You’re pretty tall and the locations seem pretty cramped. How’s that been working out for you?

    EB: My brother is 6'7" so I’m getting a taste of what life is like for him. Joel [McHale] is taller than me, so… Tight spaces are really interesting. You were talking about before how does [location work] help? It just helps. You pare it down to the bare essentials, but you’re always going to have your A-camera operator and focus puller, your boom operator, one actor, and the way that [cinematographer] Scott Kevan is shooting this film, so much of it is very dark and with flashlight. We sort of self-light ourselves through scenes. Scott will quite often be in there with a torch running bounce in the room whilst we’re in there. So I really like it. That stuff never distracts me. I really enjoy that stuff and I enjoy having another job to do, if it’s like, “Is it possible for you to hit that bounce in the corner in this part of the scene.” It doesn’t take me out of the moment. I really enjoy that sort of stuff. So the shooting style of the film also really adds to the experience.

    Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

    Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters now.

    Synopsis
    New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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    Get Entranced by this New Trailer for The Possession of Michael King

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:56

    A few days ago we brought you a gallery's worth of images from the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, heading our way in August from Anchor Bay, and now today we're back with the first official trailer for the film.

    The Possession of Michael King Release Details
    Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.

    THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).

    The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

    THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING was produced by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella.

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    Exclusive Artwork Premiere and New Stills for The Devil Incarnate

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:30

    Indie filmmaker L. Gustavo Cooper is back with another tale of terror called The Devil Incarnate, and it's getting set for an October 7, 2014, DVD release from RLJ / Image Entertainment. Read on for artwork, details, and more!

    Graci Carli and Rod Luzzi star.

    Synopsis
    The future looks bright for newlyweds Trevor and Holly, but their dreams are about to devolve into a nightmare of unspeakable terror.

    On a random visit to a tarot reader, they encounter a mysterious old woman who tells them that Holly is pregnant. As the child grows within her, Holly begins to exhibit increasingly bizarre and violent behavior. Soon their joy is overshadowed by a mounting sense of dread that something sinister lurks within her womb. Desperate to save his wife and unborn child, Trevor searches for answers and discovers Holly may have fallen prey to an ancient curse spawned by an evil demon with an insatiable lust for blood.

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