Mane Entertainment has released a third teaser video for its next film, Penance Lane, and we have it for you right here to dig on! Check it out now along with a bunch more goodies.
Filming of Penance Lane is set to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Horror veteran B.J. McDonnell (Hatchet III) will direct the script written by Munier Sharrieff (Battle Chasers, Battle of the Planets). Tyler Mane (Halloween, X-Men, Troy), Renae Geerlings (Halloween II, Compound Fracture), and Justin Beahm will produce.
Casting for the film is currently under way.
PENANCE LANE is an action-packed horror film that tells the harrowing story of Crimson Matthews, a hardened criminal fresh out of the joint who takes a job as a handyman in a dilapidated house; but the twisted horrors he finds inside are enough to send anyone running. So why does he stay? And what is it about the house on Penance Lane that lures so many in? Set in a former factory town in decline, the film explores both second chances and what people will resort to when they are truly desperate.
Clive Barker took to his official Facebook page once again to answer some questions that fans have had about his latest big screen take on Hellraiser and beyond, and you're gonna LOVE his answers!
From Clive Barker on Facebook
As questions are asked I'll do my best to answer them, though as you all know making movies is a volatile art, and things seldom remain fixed. One question regarding the rating has been asked. I asked it too, and Dimension confirmed that they are purely interested in an R rated picture. Somebody else asked why I'm not writing something original. The answer is that I am. After Hellraiser I intend to write and direct a completely new horror movie, which will mingle graphic horror and erotic content, to create an unrated film which will push the envelope of extreme content further than ever.
So what if World War Z was released on Blu-ray and DVD a few weeks ago? It's Halloween week, and Paramount supplied us with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip for you featuring a look at the film's zombie-making process!
Click here for our World War Z Unrated Blu-ray review.
From the Press Release
Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, WORLD WAR Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as “thrilling, epic and spectacular” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the “most gratifying action spectacle in years!” (David Denby, The New Yorker). The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. WORLD WAR Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.
“I’m really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of WORLD WAR Z on Blu-ray,” said producer and star Brad Pitt. “We were thrilled with the audience response to the film in theaters and wanted to give viewers even more of the action and intensity that they loved when they watch the film at home.”
WORLD WAR Z is available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film. The combo packs feature UltraViolet™ and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the zombie outbreak and much more. The film is also available as a single-disc DVD.
WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:
Blu-ray Special Features
DVD Special Features
After Tyreese's devastating discovery at the end of last episode, the group tried to regroup to decide what to do next in tonight's episode. Episode 4.03, "Isolation" was written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you haven’t watched the episode yet. This is a recap with specific details from this episode. Continue only if you have already watched it.
Glenn and Maggie and a few other people dug graves in the field while the doctor and Hershel examine a recently deceased patient. The doctor got his knife ready for the patient to turn. Back in the yard, Rick, Tyreese, Daryl and Carol stood over the still smoldering burnt corpses. Tyreese was understandably upset about Karen's death. The group tried to calm Tyreese who started beating on Rick. Rick reacted and beat Tyreese into a bloody pulp. This is not the Rick we know and love!
Opening credit rolls.
Hershel cleaned Rick's cuts from the fight and tried to psychoanalyze Rick for falling off the wagon. He tried to get Rick to join the next council meeting but Rick still resisted. Rick is still haunted by the responsibilities he had to bear all these time.
Outside, Tyreese worked off his aggression by digging graves and refused to stop until the bodies were buried. The new guy joined him to help.
Glenn voiced his worries about the sickness to Hershel when Sasha came out staggering and cough. When Hershel tried to help her, she waved him and Glenn away. Composing herself, she was going to see Doctor S. She was going to be alright, she announced, even though she didn't believe it herself. Hershel and Glenn could only watch her. Feverishly, she was inside looking for the doctor and passed other sickly patients. Calling for the doctor, a walker tried to grab her but luckily it was restraint by the cell bars. Nonplussed, she turned away and Doctor S came out wanting to tell everyone that something was starting.
At the council meeting, Hershel briefed the members on the sickness' progression. While Hershel talked, Glenn started to feel a little under the weather. Hershel described an isolation procedure for cell block A. There's no stopping the sickness. Once infected, the patients need to fight through it. The sickness didn't kill, the symptoms did, and they need antibiotics. Hershel brought up the veterinarian college nearby as the place to go since most people wouldn't raid the place and the drugs they needed are the same as for animals.
Love Michonne's answer about risking getting the sickness from Daryl. "He's already given me fleas."
Daryl discouraged Hershel from joined, who decided to draw a map instead. Hershel wanted to activate his isolation plan.
Carol and Rick tried to work the water pump but without success. They had to venture outside for the fix.
Tyreese finally buried Karen and the other burnt corpse, David. Rick was there to apologize. All Tyreese wanted then was to find the culprit. Tyreese is worried about the killer cleaning up the sick, especially now that Sasha was sick. Tyreese was definitely not happy about the pacifist Rick.
Carl was unhappily packing for his isolation, including his gun. What if he had to kill the dead? Rick had no answer.
Maggie found Glenn in their cell but he waived her away. Glenn was sick.
When we came back from commercial break, Daryl and Michonne were prepping the car for their trip. They needed a couple more people to join them. Who else wasn't sick?
Daryl found Tyreese standing watch over the isolated sick including Sasha. Daryl tried to convinced Tyreese to go with them for the medication.
Carl found Hershel trying to sneak out into the woods. Carl insisted on going with Hershel.
Carol was overseeing the sick moving into isolation when Lizzie came up to her. Lizzie wasn't feeling well either and Carol had to send the scared Lizzie inside. Pool Carol.
Maggie was talking to Beth over a closed door. Maggie was worried about Glenn's sickness but Beth helped calmed her.
Outside in the woods, Carl stood watch vigilantly while Hershel collected herbs and plants. Carl found a campground and they went to investigate and came across a walker crushed by a tree branch. They another walker with a bear trap came upon them slowly. Hershel convinced Carl to not shoot it and they walked back,
Tyreese urged the sick Sasha to think positively even though she was suffering. She felt better when Tyreese told her about medication at the veterinary college. Tyreese realized what he had to do now. Daryl was happy to see Tyreese joining them.
While getting water, Carol got startled by Tyreese. He asked her to look in on Sasha and she agreed. Carol was frustrated about the situation and knocked over whatever water they had left.
Maggie yelled at hey father who came out of quarantine. He wanted to bring the elderberries he found outside to help the symptoms of the sick. When Rick and Maggie urged Hershel to not risk his life, Hershel launched into his effective monologue. "The only thing you can choose is what you're risking [your life] for". Made me tear up. So effective that Maggie opened the door for him.
Still talking through the door, Beth told Maggie that their father had left their area. Maggie pretended not to know but Beth already knew what Hershel was up to. "We don't get to get upset"
Rick investigated the burn area and the blood trails and tried to understand what happened.
Outside the fence, Carol tried to work on the water hose while walkers milled around her. Rick spotted Carol and saw the walkers heading her way and ran to her. Carol kept working on the water hose with the walkers getting close. At the last moment she finished work and tried to fight her way back inside with an assist from Rick, who finally fired his gun.
In the car on the way to the veterinary college, Daryl told Michonne he would've gone with her to look for the Governor and she acknowledged with the slightest head turn. Driving the car, Daryl fiddled with the radio dials and heard some faint voices. Distracted, he did not see the walkers on the road. After hitting a couple, he stopped the car and walkers started to descend upon them. The camera panned out and we saw throngs of walker coming at them and away from a large building in the horizon.
Daryl backed up the car, knocking over many walkers and got the back wheels jammed over walker bodies. They had to abandon the car and fight their way to the clearing. Meanwhile Tyreese was immobile inside the car with the walkers encroaching them. Something finally clicked and he ran out with his hammer blazing. Pounding walkers with his hammer, he distracted them while allowing the others to escape.
Fighting their way through the woods and dispatching walkers, the three of them finally came to a clearing. As Daryl got ready to shoot the walkers coming at them, Tyreese showed up behind the walkers (yay!) and took them out. Tyreese was exhausted from the killing but the rest of them helped him away.
Hershel served his remedy to Doctor S who coughed all over Hershel in return. Now that Hershel is infect, he took off his mask calmly. Hershel then served Glenn the tea who could barely move. "After everything, we just get taken out by a glorified cold." "We got this far somehow, you can believe somehow." Boy, Hershel is the wise old man tonight!
Rick scolded Carol for going out on her own to fix the water pipe and she agreed. He thanked her for all her work and sacrifices and then he asked her if she killed Karen and David. Carol replied yes, they looked at each other and she continued with her work.
Holy crap! What will happen to Carol next? Will Rick share his discover?
Wondering what's happening with Ridley Scott's sequel to his quasi-Alien prequel? Well, basically the same exact thing we told you last time, but since Scott dared to utter the word Prometheus at a press conference for The Counselor, news is showing up everywhere.
As you'll see from the video below, when asked what the status of the film is, Scott confirms that the screenplay is still being written. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) is in the midst of penning the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster.
Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return.
In the original film: Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
More rumblings have come in from the Evil Dead camp regarding the long talked about Army of Darkness 2 or Evil Dead 4 or Evil Dead remake 2 or whatever the hell it is!
Hot on the heels of Bruce Campbell's confirmation (story) comes the following from remake director Fede Alvarez on Twitter. Alavrez was responding to a fan who asked if he would be at the helm of Army of Darkness 2. His response? Sam Raimi will be! Good news indeed, but until official word comes, it's still just hearsay.
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) October 26, 2013
In news that feels like a good old fashioned Sub-Zero spine rip for fans clamoring for a new Mortal Kombat film, Kevin Tancharoen, who helmed the Mortal Kombat: Re-Birth fan film as well as both seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, has broken some sad news.
It came via Twitter, where Tancharoen tweeted the following message:
“After 3 years of Kombat, I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!"
For now that means the never-ending blood-soaked battle between Outworld and Earth will most likely be put on hold. It would have been incredible to see what Kevin would have done with the series, but alas, he evacuated before getting knocked into the pit. Shitty news indeed.
We'll keep our ears open.
After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!
— Kevin Tancharoen (@KTANCH) October 25, 2013
The micro-budget genre arm of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Insurge, is ready to begin its spate of projects, and word of another has just hit the wire. THR reports that Insurge Pictures is picking up Prism, a pitch from emerging writer Ian Fried, who has had two other scripts land on The Black List.
The project is being closely guarded by execs, but it is known to be in the low-budget sci-fi genre. It is thus fitting that John Davis, the veteran producer behind the low-budget sci-fi flick Chronicle, will produce Prism. Will Rowbotham and Caliber Media are executive producing.
It's unclear how Dread worthy this one will be, but we'll keep monitoring its progress nonetheless. Look for more - if need be - soon!
The first bit of news for the final season of HBO's vampire-themed series "True Blood" is that per THR, Adina Porter, who plays Tara's mother, Lettie Mae Thornton, will be a new regular on the show.
From the Prior Press Release:
The hit show "True Blood" will end its run in 2014, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of ten episodes, the previously announced seventh season will launch next summer.
“'True Blood' has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” noted Lombardo. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, "True Blood" takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)m and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
The sixth season of "True Blood" inspired critical raves, with the Boston Herald praising the show for “suspense, surprises, and crackling dialogue,” while US Weekly noted that the show’s “cheeky humor and vivid imagination are still there to relish,” and the New York Post called it “bloody hilarious.” With an average gross audience of 10.6 million viewers per episode, the show remains one of HBO’s most popular series.
The end of "True Blood" Season 6 jumped ahead six months, and Season 7 will serve as a bit of a reset for the series with the theme of "for every vampire, a human; for every human, a vampire." It once again examines the relationships between humans and vampires, and by putting all the characters essentially into one story, now it's Bon Temps vs. the world!
An international trailer has arrived for the new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled WER, and we have it for you right here. Can this one redeem the filmmakers, and has this movie been approved by the Vatican?
A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick being directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, is producing the film with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. are tackling the makeup and visual effects for WER.
The flick tells the story of a defense attorney named Kate Moore (Cook) who has set out to clear the name of a suspect in a brutal murder case. Talan is accused of murdering an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf.
Look for more soon!
Download Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate on Xbox and Get the Demo for Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania fans have a lot to be excited about this weekend as Konami has announced that Xbox players who download Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (available NOW) will be the first to receive a demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
From the Press Release:
Just in time for Halloween, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s all-new HD edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is now available for digital download via Xbox®LIVE Arcade for $14.99. Players will also be given automatic access to an exclusive playable demo of the highly anticipated conclusion of the Lords of Shadow saga, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Developed by MercurySteam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD is set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and acts as a precursor to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which will be released in February 2014.
Related Story: #SDCC 2013: Hands-On with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
The HD update tells the story of Gabriel Belmont's descendants Simon and Trevor Belmont as they battle their own destiny, only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, sets out to avenge the death of his mother by his father, who has returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. The powerful figure that was once Gabriel Belmont now stands as Dracula, a powerful vampire. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood, and thus the scene is set for an epic showdown between father and son.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of multiple characters, each of whom has unique abilities acquired whilst playing during the game's different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and an intuitive strategic combat system, players can use their characters' weapons and magical abilities to take down anything in their path. The game offers huge, detailed levels; and players will encounter enormous boss fights brought to vivid life within the HD presentation. This will also include online leaderboards and the much requested "Boss Rush Mode," a fight to the death against all the game's bosses.
To learn more, visit the official Konami website.
You may recall the scene in Jeepers Creepers when the two siblings are in the police car; the Creeper seen through the rearview window on the hood of the car following. The song playing on the radio was “Peek-a-Boo”, but not the original Siouxsie & the Banshees version.
The band Echo 3 provided the cover version heard during that great scene. A pretty decent cover; a shame it was never released in any format. No album to buy, no MP3 to download, nada. The only reason you’re able to hear the full version below is thanks to Echo 3’s lead vocalist making the song available online.
The rarity of Echo 3’s “Peek-a-Boo” cover makes this more of a B-Sides than just about any that has ever come before it. If you remember that scene and always wanted to hear what the whole version sounds like, here’s your chance.
Early reviews are mixed for NBC's "Dracula" (we DVR'd it so can't chime in yet), but if you're sucked in so far, here's a look at what's ahead in Episode 1.02, "A Whiff of Sulfur," plus synopses of Episodes 1.03, "Goblin Merchant Men," and 1.04, "From Darkness to Light."
If all of that's not enough for you, at the bottom of the page we also have a behind-the-scenes look at the series premiere, "The Blood Is the Life," with the cast, writers, and producers of "Dracula."
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, "Dracula" stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
"Dracula" Episode 1.02 - "A Whiff of Sulfur" (airs 11/1/13)
Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil's bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.
"Dracula" Episode 1.03 - "Goblin Merchant Men" (airs 11/8/13)
Grayson seeks to determine whether Lady Jayne is a vampire hunter for The Order of the Dragon. Lucy mends Mina's broken heart with absinthe, romance, and a whirlwind tour of Bohemian London. Grayson's machinations claim the life of Lord Laurent and earn him a powerful new enemy.
"Dracula" Episode 1.04 - "From Darkness to Light" (airs 11/15/13)
Grayson ruthlessly sets out to compromise Lady Jayne by winning her heart. Lucy's enthusiastic plans for Mina and Harker's engagement party conceal a broken heart. Grayson's unexpected reunion with a very old friend proves a growing complication to his and Van Helsing's mission of vengeance. Van Helsing achieves a breakthrough in his efforts to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight, only to suffer an unanticipated setback.
"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (aired 10/25/13; repeats 10/26/13 @ 8PM)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
NBC hasn't released any photos from the upcoming "Grimm" Episode 3.02, "PTZD," but we have a preview that provides a look at what's ahead in Season 3 along with synopses of Episodes 3.03, "A Dish Best Served Cold" and 3.04, "One Night Stand." Just beware of spoilers!
"Grimm" Episode 3.02 - "PTZD" (airs 11/1/13)
THE HUNT FOR NICK ESCALATES – Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Hank (Russell Hornsby), Rosalee (Bree Turner), and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) track down a manic Nick (David Giuntoli) and do all they can to find him and reverse what’s been done to him before he causes any more damage. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) does his best to clean up the zombie fallout on all fronts - domestic and international.
Elsewhere, the more time Adalind (Claire Coffee) spends with Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), the more disturbing things seem to get in her quest to regain her Hexenbiest abilities. Reggie Lee also stars.
"Grimm" Episode 3.03 - "A Dish Best Served Cold" (airs 11/8/13)
AN AGE OLD FEUD REACHES EXPLOSIVE NEW HEIGHTS – A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to the resurrection of an old feud that’s all too familiar for Nick and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell). With the news of a royal family member’s demise, several key players start to make their move. Meanwhile despite his recent trauma, Nick finds himself healthier than normal, and Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner) talk about moving their relationship forward. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
"Grimm" Episode 3.04 - "One Night Stand" (airs 11/15/13)
BIZARRE DROWNINGS LEAD TO A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF WATER-BOUND WESEN - When Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a drowning death with mysterious marks on the victim’s ankles, they happen upon a group of water-bound Wesen with a deadly postcoital cuddle. Meanwhile, Rosalee (Bree Turner) starts unpacking her things at Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) makes a startling realization about the possible identities of the Royal Baby’s parents. Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
The Doug Bradley Facebook page has thrown a kink in the recent news from the Clive Barker Facebook page that Barker is writing an upcoming remake of Hellraiser with Bradley back in the lead as the iconic Pinhead. Bradley writes...
"Hi everyone! Just arrived in Orlando for Spooky Empire, to be greeted by the news via FearNet and Clive Barker's Facebook that he is writing a new Hellraiser script and intends that I should play Pinhead again."
"This is intriguing news, about which I know absolutely nothing. No one has contacted or spoken to me about returning. So until you hear from me to the contrary, assume that all rumors about me returning as Pinhead are only rumors.
Peace & Pain."
Barker didn't confirm Bradley in his original announcement about the project but said he "told the Dimension team that in [his] opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to [his] delight Bob Weinstein agreed," so we certainly hope his signing on is just a formality. We'll be keeping our eyes open for the next update and keep you posted.
2013 South African HorrorFest Kicks Off 30 October; See a Free Screening of Insidious Chapter 2 on Halloween
Halloween season is upon us, and so is the South African HorrorFest. In its 9th year, the all-encompassing Fest has established itself as the ultimate Halloween event in Africa and has plenty lurking in its coffin for 2013!
This year's Fest kicks off 30 October and runs through 8 November. With movies, literature, short films, special guests, a live soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, market day, free sneak previews, prizes, and giveaways plus loads more, the South African HorrorFest is not to be missed!
A wide range of movies will make up the feature film slots of the event (from 1-8 Nov at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town and 31 Oct at SK Cavendish) - from classics and rarities to amazing indies and underground strangeness you won't see in any other local cinema, most making their SA big screen premiere. Here is the line-up, including a free sneak preview on Halloween night of Insidious Chapter 2.
Get the full schedule, screening times, and more details on the other activities taking place at the Fest at the official South African HorrorFest website, and also connect with them via Facebook and Twitter.
> INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 (free sneak preview on 31 Oct at SK Cavendish - mail SAhorrorfest@gmail.com to secure tickets)
> FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY (amazing reanimated Nazi mayhem, linked with the Halloween dress-up competition on 1 Nov)
> BROKEN (with producer / lead actress attending & chatting to the audience afterwards: 3 Nov)
> THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923 silent classic with a Makabra Ensemble live soundtrack performance: 6 Nov)
> ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (audience participation screening will close the event on 8 Nov)
> SHADOW REALM Short Film Collection (8 hrs of fantastic shorts from around the world in 4 feature length anthologies)
> THE OTHERWORLD (mysterious documentary by SA-born Richard Stanley)
> DRACULA (1931 Bela Lugosi classic)
OTHER HIGHLY ENTERTAINING MOVIES INCLUDE:
> THE BATTERY (two conflicting ex-baseball players in a world overrun by zombies / Dead By Dawn Audience Award))
> NIGHTMARE BOX (surreal psychological mind-trip of a woman reconstructing her memory)
> JUDAS GHOST (based on bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series / Best Actor nominee)
> THE TAKING (strange art-horror film / A Night of Horror Film Festival Independent Spirit Award)
> ON AIR (German serial killer ropes in a radio talk show host / Best Film & Director Sacramento Horror Film Festival)
> CANNON FODDER (First Israeli zombie movie / winner of 6 international awards)
> PRESIDENT WOLFMAN (a reconstructed film assembled from strange public domain films into a new comedic trip)
> THE ESCHATRILOGY: Book Of The Dead (3-part zombie plague tale / 5 festival awards incl. Best Feature, Director & Cinematography)
> MAY I KILL U? (Bafta-winning director's black comedy about a vigilante UK bicycle cop / Silver Melies award winner)
> THE PYRAMID (Italian 4-part anthology linked to a doomed artifact)
> CHIMERES (stylish modern vampire take)
> THE DISCO EXORCIST (a slice of cheese and demons)
> THANATOMORPHOSE (a woman's inner decay extends to her physical form - shocking body horror film / 2 Best Film awards)
> WASTELAND (post apocalyptic / zombie film)
> DARK MOUNTAIN (found-footage film reconstructing a documentary crew's disappearance near a legendary mine - awaiting confirmation of director's possible attendance from the USA)
News on the upcoming UK release of Slash-produced shocker Nothing Left to Fear is coming thick and fast right now so to follow up our recent look at the UK trailer for the flick, we also now have the UK poster for you in all its stretchy-mouthed glory.
From the Press Release:
The terrifying debut release from Slasher Films, Nothing Left to Fear is directed by Gore Verbinski protege Anthony Leonardi III. It stars Anne Heche ("Hung," "Everwood," Volcano), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place," Secondhand Lions) and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption, "Carnivale," Starship Troopers), coupled with a musical score composed by Nicholas O'Toole and Slash.
When opportunity knocks, a young down-on-their-luck family pack up their home and move halfway across the country to re-root themselves into an idyllic little town filled with hopes of a better life. What awaits them, however, is a tale of betrayal and evil beyond any of their worst nightmares.
Nothing Left to Fear finally pulls the folklore surrounding the town of Stull, Kansas, to the forefront and reveals all the unsettling fact and fiction rumbling beneath the surface. Generations of residents and outsiders alike have proclaimed Stull to be one of the seven known gateways to Hell, where once a year the Devil will rise from the town’s modest graveyard to walk the Earth.
Nothing Left to Fear will see a UK release on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay in February alongside VoD, On-Download and On-Demand. The film will also be screening from TODAY, October 26th, as part of the line-up at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter at the Vue in London’s Leicester Square.
You can also keep up-to-date with details on the film via the official Nothing Left to Fear Facebook page.
Could the powers-that-be for "The Vampire Diaries" please make Elena likable again? Ever since she turned into a vampire, it's been nag, nag, nag. Just like in this new clip from Episode 5.05, "Monster's Ball," in which Damon tries to get back on her good side.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.05 - "Monster's Ball" (airs 10/31/13, 8-9pm)
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED — On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak.
Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas’ demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.
Kat Graham and Zach Roerig also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Sonny Postiglione.
While scouring the wire for news for you cats, we came across an interesting tidbit over on Yahoo! Movies concerning a "study" done with millennial subjects who reveal that they don't find the John Carpenter classic Halloween scary.
According to the site: Halloween just didn't do it for most of our millennial subjects in the scare department. In response to an overarching question asking to rate the film's "scariness" on a scale of 1-10, the film registered a meager 5.4 rating. The highest single rating it got? A 7.5. The lowest, a 2.
"It was extremely corny," said Ryan Eclarin, a senior English major at UCLA. "I found it immensely more comical than scary."
Jason Serio, 21, a business major at Glendale Community College, echoed Eclarin's sentiments that the film is unintentionally funny. "It was one of the LOL-worthiest movies I have seen in a while."
There are some differing opinions as well from students who did enjoy it, but it begs a question... Have we as a whole become jaded and desensitized? Or maybe the kids polled were just your usual know nothing asshats? A bit of both maybe? Head on over here to read the whole article and let us know how you feel below. Did the film scare you? Does it still? Sound off!
This new clip from "Supernatural" Episode 9.04, "Slumber Party," reminds us that some mistakes never go away. Can they maybe at least give us the weekend off?
"Supernatural" Episode 9.04 - "Slumber Party" (airs 10/29/13, 9-10pm)
FELICIA DAY RETURNS AS CHARLIE - SAM, DEAN AND CHARLIE MEET DOROTHY FROM OZ — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) discover that the table in the Men of Letters house (the one that lit up like a Christmas tree when the angels fell) has an ancient computer attached to it. They figure if they can get the computer on, they can track the angels. Who better to call for help than the best IT girl there is, Charlie (guest star Felicia Day)?
While moving the massive computer, they dislodge a hidden hexbag that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy (guest star Tiio Horn) from Oz. She had trapped herself and the wicked witch (guest star Maya Massar) in the web years ago to stop the witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. With the wall broken, a massive and magical fight ensues that threatens to destroy the Men of Letters house.
Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.