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Get Haunted by the First Trailer for Paul Solet’s Dark Summer

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:17

IFC Midnight has set a date for Paul Solet’s follow-up to Grace, releasing Dark Summer in limited theaters and on VOD outlets come January 9th. While we wait, the first trailer for the film has hit the net, teasing the paranormal thrills and chills to come.

Check it out below, courtesy of Yahoo!

Written by Mike Le (Patient Zero), Dark Summer stars Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (“The Wire”), Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Grace Phipps (Fright Night).

Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17-year-old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.

Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and, believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.

And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…

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Shhh! Sony Grabs Secret JJ Abrams Produced Film

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:16

Hey you! Yeah you… come here… quietly! Gotta secret to tell you! Ready? Okay… Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures is putting the finishing touches on a deal for an untitled top secret project that JJ Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner.

It’s a science fiction film that will mark the feature directorial debut of Chris Alender, who helmed the short Eye of the Storm.

The site goes on that they’ve “heard” that the flick has a Cloverfield feel and a contained budget and that it involves aliens. That’s all we know, but now you know too. Pass it on… quietly!

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Twin Peaks Website Now Open; Damn Good Coffee for All!

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:07

Words cannot describe how stoked we to return to “Twin Peaks” via Showtime and David Lynch. If you’re like us and simply cannot wait to absorb all of the surreal goodness that lies ahead, this story is for you!

Showtime has gone live with its official “Twin Peaks” website. Get to clicking!

The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner “Twin Peaks” will return as a new limited series on Showtime in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode.

Set in the present day, “Twin Peaks” will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.

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Scream TV Series – Wes Craven Unveils New Ghostface Mask

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:56

We told you weeks ago that the MTV series based upon the Scream franchise would be rocking a new Ghostface mask, and today the franchise’s creator, Wes Craven, unveiled the mask via Twitter.  It’s… well… see for yourself.

Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island”) is executive producer and showrunner; she also rewrote the original script by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein executive produce. Additional executive producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.

“The Killing’s” Bex Taylor-Klaus plays Aubrey Jensen. Also starring on the series are Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, and Joel Gretsch. Jamie Travis directed the pilot.

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Purge, The: Anarchy (Blu-ray / DVD)

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:35

Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley

Written and directed by James DeMonaco

Distributed by Universal

“This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of Class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for twelve continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. May God be with you all.”

So begins the 2023 Purge, the annual event that has made everything in the New America that much better. And it is a good one. The Purge: Anarchy is a sequel that does what we always hope a sequel will do (but rarely ever manages to accomplish):  It enhances the original story while providing a new tale that builds on the foundation laid by the original movie.

The Purge was a simple story built on a very intriguing concept. And it was the original concept (and a pretty impressive marketing campaign) that drew audiences to The Purge. We all imagined how we would respond to 12 solid hours of lawlessness. An interesting idea, indeed. And the first film was okay. Although surprisingly slow in points and painfully predictable, The Purge did manage to introduce a reality where this 12-hour, crime-free span of time existed, and The Purge: Anarchy capitalized on it.

If you want to really boil things down, The Purge: Anarchy is probably more purely an action film than a horror movie, but the concept and the second half of the movie that’s reminiscent to The Running Man or the business side of Hostel do a commendable job of adding a horrific element to the movie. There’s also an uber-creepy skater gang, and the underlying fact that anyone can kill you at any time in any way they choose does help lean The Purge: Anarchy back into the horror genre. The sequel also has off-putting masked marauders as we saw in the original, but somehow these baddies seem much badder than the prep school blazer-wearing blue bloods in the original film. The gritty, city-dwelling purgers of this new movie are definitely more unsettling.

Where the original movie focused on one particular household during The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy is comprised of three separate stories that converge during the movie and bring several strangers together on the streets in the middle of the annual Purge with nothing but survival on their minds and no one to rely on but each other. However, one Mad Max-ish roving gang after another make survival one damn difficult goal to achieve in the year 2023.

In addition to expanding the story to include three separate groups of people dealing with the Purge, the new film seriously evolves the story, explaining why these things are happening, what The Purge means to society, and what the government’s (i.e., the New Founding Fathers’) role is in the annual event. As you would hope a sequel would do, The Purge: Anarchy successfully grows the story, making the audience aware of what’s going on and thereby making things that much more enjoyable and relatable.

All this being said, we do have to mention that The Purge: Anarchy, for the most part, is more of an action film. It feels like a Stallone-enegger 80’s shoot-‘em-up, like Commando or Cobra, more than a horror movie like The Strangers, which the original marketing campaign for The Purge greatly resembled. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since action movies are great at keeping audiences riveted to the screen, but there isn’t a real genre element introduced until the final sequence of the movie, and even then it’s a stretch to call it horror.

In terms of special features, there are only two to be found: around seven minutes of deleted scenes and a thirteen-minute behind-the-scenes featurette featuring cast and crew interviews.

In all, The Purge: Anarchy is an entertaining movie. It takes an intriguing concept introduced in the original and succeeds in not only expanding on the idea, but producing a superior picture as well that definitely keeps audiences intrigued throughout. It’s not a true horror flick. Nothing here is really going to scare you or creep you out, aside from thinking about how some of the things you see in the movie could conceivably happen in our society. Other than that, there isn’t much to be scared of here. But it is a movie that is loaded with thrills that will certainly keep you intrigued throughout.

Special Features:

  • Behind the Anarchy featurette
  • Deleted scenes

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The Culling Gleans a Trailer and New Images

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:20

We’ve been talking about Rustam Branaman’s devilish child flick The Culling for well over a year now, and finally the first trailer for the supernatural thriller has arrived along with new images and release details!

The Culling stars Elizabeth Di Prinzio (The Devil Within), Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”), Brett Davern (“Awkward”), Chris Coy, (Hostel: Part III) and Linsey Godfrey. Director Rustam Branaman’s film involves a lost and lonely young girl. She encounters five friends at an isolated cafe, and they bring her back to her home. But a secret lies in the bowels of this cursed structure, one from which none of the friends can escape.

The trailer shows the five friends with Lucy (Harley Graham). They drive her back to her home, but the house is strangely empty. As the night grows darker, Tyler, Emily, Sean, Hank, and Amanda begin to suspect that Lucy has brought them into a ghostly trap. Can they escape this curse? Only if the home’s demonic inhabitants will let them.

Recently The Culling was picked up by Signature Entertainment for distribution in the United Kingdom with a DVD release taking place this upcoming March 23, 2015. There are also plans to release the film in North America via New Media Millenium Distributors. A release date for the United States and Canada is coming soon.

More info and additional photos can be found at the Silver Lining Media Group Facebook page.

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Everything Falls Apart in Destructive San Andreas Teaser Trailer

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:24

If you like to watch shit get destroyed (and who doesn’t?), you are likely going to love San Andreas, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the only badass standing between a massive earthquake and the complete destruction of the world. On tap for you today is the first teaser so we hope you brought your appetite for destruction!

Brad Peyton directed the action thriller for New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (“Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (“Game of Thrones”), and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).

Look for San Andreas in both 3D and 2D formats on Friday, May 29, 2015.

To learn more, visit the official San Andreas website.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.

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Jesus Fires a Machine Gun in Crazy New Iron Sky: The Coming Race Clip

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:07

An Indiegogo fundraising campaign was launched last month for Iron Sky: The Coming Race, a sequel to the 2012 film that brought Nazis into outer space. The goal amount has been more than halfway raised thus far, and we fans have been rewarded today with a batshit crazy new clip that’s sure to inspire more donations. Dig it!

Once again directed by Timo Vuorensola, the idea of the sequel is to go bigger and crazier than the 2012 film, and it’s being described as Iron Sky meets Indiana Jones on a safari in Jurassic Park. In other words, there are going to be Nazi dinosaurs this time around, and Hitler is totally going to ride a T-Rex.

If this sounds like fun to you, then head over to the Iron Sky: The Coming Race Indiegogo campaign to pitch in and help out. At the time of writing this, there are 12 days left to donate with nearly $300,000 of the necessary $500,000 in the can.

While we wait for the finished film, check out two teaser clips below featuring Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler – because of course!

Iron Sky: The Coming Race stars Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Stephanie Paul, Lloyd Kaufman, Jukka Hilden, and Tom Green. Yes, that Tom Green.

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity – or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race, and their army of dinosaurs.

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The Hallow Pleads… Don’t Let Them In

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:55

Another one-sheet has arrived for the new flick The Hallow, this one is coming at you all the way from Ireland. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon… if yer lucky!

Corin Hardy’s The Hallow was announced to World Premiere at this coming January’s Sundance Film Festival.

Empire scored the official festival one-sheet for the film, starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.

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Predestination Sets Opening As Your Destination

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:39

Up for checking out the first 7 minutes of the Spierig brothers’ Predestination? All you’ve gotta do is sit back, chill out, and read on!

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers), Predestination stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, and Noah Taylor. It will be available both On Demand and in theaters on Friday, January 9th, from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Related Story: Predestination Images Offer a Glimpse of the Future

Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

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Exclusive Preservation Poster Premiere

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:00

Time to kick off the week with an exclusive for you horror loving cats! Check out this exclusive one-sheet for Christopher Denham’s survival horror flick Preservation (review). The film is set to hit both limited theaters and VOD outlets on January 9, 2015, via The Orchard.

Written and directed by Christopher Denham, Preservation stars Wrenn Schmidt (“Boardwalk Empire”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is The New Black”), and Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”).

Preservation follows brothers Sean (Schreiber), a recently returned veteran, and Mike (Staton), a hedge fund manager, who head out of town to hunt in a closed nature preserve with Mike’s wife, Wit (Schmidt) – a brainy anesthesiologist – in tow. With Sean unhinged from his stint in the military and Mike distracted by career ambition, this was not the romantic getaway Wit was hoping for. But soon the trio are threatened by an unseen menace, and the hunters become the hunted. A camping trip in the woods turns into a contest for survival. When the brothers are stalked and ensnared, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts or else end up a trophy.

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Pyramid, The (2014)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:20

Starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare

Directed by Grégory Levasseur

With the barrage of clips and teasers Twentieth Century Fox released over the past few weeks for The Pyramid, we were starting to feel like we’d already seen the whole movie; but if you were avoiding them all until you were able to check it out for yourself, it’s a good bet you weren’t able to see any of it this weekend since “limited” doesn’t even begin to describe the flick’s release. Which is why I’m writing this review instead of Foy, who originally claimed it; unfortunately (for me) The Pyramid didn’t open anywhere near him (lucky fucker).

So, what is Fox hiding? A pretty ho-hum affair that probably should have just hit VOD and DTV and gone about its merry way before the better horror offerings the powers-that-be have waiting in the wings for 2015 arrive.

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. What’s wrong with – and maybe a little right about – The Pyramid, and what’s it even about anyway?

As the film opens, it’s 2012 and Cairo, Egypt, is in the throes of revolution while 250 miles away Holden and Nora, a father-daughter archaeological team (O’Hare and Hinshaw), are about to open a previously unknown pyramid buried deep in the sand. She used a satellite to uncover their find, a controversial method the more conservative archaeologists, her dad included, aren’t fully on board with.

Plus, it’s no ordinary pyramid; it’s three-sided instead of four with unusual markings. Cue spooky shenanigans like a member of the work crew foaming at the mouth and acting zombie-esque after inhaling the structure’s toxic air. Misdirection or possibly a portent of things to come? We won’t say more except that aliens were also alluded to, as were the Freemasons(!), so we had a smorgasbord of possibilities ahead.

Of course the dig is being filmed by a documentary team (Buckley as annoying cameraman Fitzie and Christa Nicola as annoying interviewer Sunni), and the fifth member of our group is Zahir (Amir K), with whom Hinshaw’s character is having a romance.

To address the elephant in the room, yes, The Pyramid IS found footage… sort of… mostly. Probably 80% of it is with the rest being random overhead shots once everyone enters the tomb of doom plus a few peeks at things we couldn’t see otherwise – like Shorty, the pretty cool camera strapped to a cave-rover Zahir “borrowed” from NASA.

After all the players have been introduced, it takes awhile for things to get cooking. The middle section especially has some eye-rollingly bad dialogue, and aside from O’Hare, who’s only marginally interesting as the assholish Holden, the leads would have benefited a lot from a few additional takes of their scenes. Alas, obviously the budget didn’t allow for that, but it did provide some pretty effective F/X work (similar to the found footage ratio, the effects are around 80% CGI to 20% practical).

SPOILER ALERT (although if you watched the aforementioned barrage of sneak peeks, you already know this):

There are creatures in The Pyramid, one in particular we don’t see represented all that often with ties to the Egyptian god Osiris and the Book of the Dead. He’s clearly visible and menacing. But it’s too little too late. There are a couple of inventive deaths along the way – at one point Creepy and I both jumped and grabbed each other’s hand laughing, and at another he turned to me and said, “That just raised this from a 2-1/2 to a 3,” to which I replied, “No, all it did was keep it from being a 2,” – but as you’ll see below, I spoke too soon, and Levasseur’s directorial debut joins the dozens of other just barely mediocre films released this year. Although I will say that the ending does mostly satisfy, a nice surprise.

While The Pyramid uses its claustrophobic setting better than As Above/So Below does (c’mon, you knew comparisons were inevitable), it simply doesn’t have the star power to keep an audience’s interest. What it has instead is “not” star power. Like the whole time I kept thinking of Hinshaw as “Not Emilie de Ravin,” Nicola as “Not Stockard Channing” or rather “Not Rizzo,” and Buckley as “Not Jeremy Scahill.” And yes, I know Scahill’s not an actor – or British – but those musings were keeping me more entertained than the events taking place up on the screen.

Toward the end a character is asked how he’s doing, and his response is that he wants to get the hell out of there, which is exactly how I felt at that point. The couple three rows in front of us must have agreed because with just ten minutes to go, they walked out. So listen to me or learn from them, and save your money for holiday shopping. If you do journey into the depths of The Pyramid, don’t blame us if you leave feeling Egypped.


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It Follows an International Trailer

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:02

The official French teaser trailer (surprisingly in English) has arrived for the highly acclaimed terror tale It Follows (review), and just because it’s the weekend doesn’t mean that we’re not right here making sure you get the news as it breaks!

With a riveting central performance from Maika Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows is an artful psychosexual thriller from David Robert Mitchell (whose The Myth of the American Sleepover premiered at Critics’ Week in 2010).

The film also stars Keir Gilchrist (“The United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Laggies), Jake Weary (“Chicago Fire”), Olivia Luccardi (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Lili Sepe (Spork). David Robert Mitchell directs.

For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, AT ANY PRICE), the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

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Scary New Bloodborne Footage

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:50

Another game that’s MORE THAN on our radar is the PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne. Dig on this new gameplay trailer, and if your wallet wasn’t burning yet, we fully expect it to be soon!

From Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware — creators of the legendary games Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls — comes Bloodborne, an all-new action RPG brimming with unforgiving, unrelenting terror, developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system.

Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death, and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.

Look for it in stores on March 24, 2015.

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PlayStation 4 Heads into The Forest

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:43

Yet another horror title has been announced for the PlayStation 4 for 2015, and this one is an open world survival horror tale known simply as… The Forest. Check out the announcement trailer.

The Forest is an exciting, beautiful, and terrifying survival horror game from developer Endnight Games. As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants.

Build, explore, and survive in this terrifying first-person survival horror simulator.

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Find Out What Remains of Edith Finch

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:37

In case you thought we were joking about the PlayStation 4 being the console of choice for horror fans, here’s yet another exclusive they’ve just unveiled… What Remains of Edith Finch.

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.

Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as different as the family members themselves. The only constant is that each story is played from a first-person perspective and each ends with that family member’s death. You’ll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she’s the last Finch left alive.

No release date was given.

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Killing Floor 2 to Spread the Red on PlayStation 4

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:30

In the market for gallons of gore with your video game fix? Then you’ll wanna make sure that your digital elevator stops at Killing Floor 2 when it hits PlayStation 4.

In Killing Floor 2, players descend into continental Europe, where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum. Just one month after the events in the original Killing Floor, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray. A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate the dangerous creatures rampantly destroying mankind.

Delivering an even more visceral and viscera-spewing shooter experience than the original, Killing Floor 2 ramps up the gore with a proprietary, high powered persistent blood system bringing new levels of fidelity to the genre. Players will send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as they wade through hordes of enemies. But they need to watch out! If caught, enemies will rip them, and their entire party, limb from limb.

New enemies and fan favorites from the original game are back with expanded and smarter artificial intelligence, dishing out powerful attacks, working as a group to weaken the player’s party and pushing the challenge level and fear factor to new levels.

Look for the game sometime in 2015.

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Another Look at The Order: 1886

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:18

We’re still waiting for the release of The Order: 1886 on the PlayStation 4, but thankfully the powers-that-be have released a new gameplay trailer to tide us over. Hang in there, fiends. It’s coming!

Discover history’s darkest secret in The Order: 1886, the game that re-writes history by introducing a unique vision of Victorian-Era London, where Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient foe. In an alternate history where myths and technology co-exist, players take on the role of Sir Galahad, a hardened member of an elite order of Knights engaging in a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever.

Hundreds of years before the game’s version of 1886, humanity de-evolves and a subset of humans becomes the genetically different “Half-breeds.” War eventually breaks out between humans and Half-breeds for power and survival, and in order to combat these fierce enemies, a brotherhood was formed through the Knights of the Round Table – an alliance called The Order. The Knights of The Order have waged wars across centuries and sworn to defend humanity while protecting the secrets of this dark history. Strengthened by a mysterious liquid called Blackwater, the Knights of The Order are able to heal their wounds and extend their lifespans in order to engage this supernatural foe.

Through the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, The Order is now equipped with powerful weapons to turn the tide against the Half-breeds, but must also face a new threat. A rebellion emerges and the Rebels’ ranks are growing, as is their boldness, as they declare an all-out war against The Order and the government oppression it represents. Now, the Knights of The Order must face threats on all sides as they struggle to maintain peace and order.

The Order: 1886 is due out exclusively on PlayStation 4 on February 20, 2015.

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New Until Dawn Trailer Brings the Scares

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:11

The Sony PlayStation 4 is quickly becoming the console of choice for horror fans with a blood-drenched lineup for 2015 that just cannot be ignored. Right now we have a new look at one of the system’s most compelling games, the slasher Until Dawn.

Until Dawn will feature thousands of storyline branches and hundreds of endings. The game accomplishes this through the use of what Supermassive calls “the butterfly effect.” When a choice must be made, such as whether or not to pick up a book, a small butterfly icon will appear, indicating this choice will have consequences later in the game. The path you choose will lead you to one of Until Dawn’s hundreds of endings.

The choices that shape the game’s path can be something as simple as which door you open to something as pressing as whether or not to put a bullet in your friend’s brain. Sony pointed out at its press conference that every character can die in the game, and if they die, they stay dead and the game moves on. Until Dawn will alter its story based on character deaths, having unique endings based on the number of characters still alive.

Until Dawn was first announced two years ago at Gamescom for the now defunct PlayStation Move. Supermassive has since re-tooled the game with top tier Hollywood writers and actors, including Scream 4 actress Hayden Panettiere.

No release date has been attached to Until Dawn, but it has already appeared in the PlayStation Store pre-order section. However, at the time of writing this article, the content is not selectable. Until Dawn will appear exclusively on the PS4.

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Godzilla The Game CONFIRMED for North America on PS4 and PS3

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:59

I can barely contain myself. As a lifelong Godzilla fan, the following news tickles me every color in the rainbow! Godzilla: The Game will be stomping to America next summer! Read on for new images and a trailer!

From the Press Release:
Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced GODZILLA for Western audiences coming to both the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Developed by Japanese video game studio NATSUME ATARI, GODZILLA places players in control of one of the most famous and destructive monsters in entertainment history. As Godzilla players will trample and lay waste to cities and environments with the goal of taking out each area’s Energy Generator while collecting as much G-Energy as possible. The G-Energy can then be used to power-up Godzilla, increasing both his physical size as well as his offensive and defensive skills.

The game will also allow players to utilize a dynamic Movie-Style Camera Angle System, delivering the most epic camera angles from which to destroy both a multitude of locations as well as classic enemies such as Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla.

“Godzilla has had a long history and is one of Japan’s most famous pop culture exports that have entertained millions of people for generations in the West.” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “We’re excited to continue this great history by bringing the GODZILLA video game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 to excited fans. Let the countdown to monstrous destruction and epic battles begin!”

GODZILLA will feature multiple game modes including; Mission Mode where players will wreak mayhem through more than 20 different stages of play; a Diorama Mode that allows players to place Godzilla in different settings to capture epic photos; and a King of Monsters Mode where Godzilla must fight his way through the franchises most famous enemies to reach the top of the monster hierarchy and claim the throne as the true King of Monsters.

Currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB, GODZILLA will be available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 system in summer 2015.

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