Okay, fiends! It's clip time! On tap right now are 5 clips from the upcoming remake of RoboCop including one in which the new strong arm of the law does battle with another new take on an old friend. Check it out and look for more probably in like an hour or so.
Jose Padilha's film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, Aimee Garcia, and Jackie Earle Haley.
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In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes its remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
For more visit the RoboCop Facebook page.
Here we are, kids. Movie number 876,591 with Danny Trejo on the cover. Will he actually be in this one, or will he just grace the cover and be in the movie for a few minutes as per usual? Only time will tell. In any event...
From the Press Release
A dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of New York’s abandoned subway tunnels is exposed in the action-packed thriller 20 Ft. Below: The Darkness Descending, descending on DVD and VOD March 18 from Vertical Entertainment.
In this pulse-pounding thriller, an eager, young documentary filmmaker (Kinga Philipps; Syfy’s "Legend Quest") ventures below the bustling streets of New York City to shed light on the homeless population living in abandoned subway tunnels. But once underground, she discovers a much darker reality than ever imagined.
In the depths of the massive, shadowy labyrinth, far beyond the reach of the law, dwells Angel (Danny Trejo; FX’s "Sons of Anarchy," Machete, Machete Kills), a mysterious and ruthless man, rumored to be leader of a dangerous cult.
When the outside world threatens to tear apart the fragile and forgotten subterranean society, Angel’s wrath is unleashed, sparking an all-out war of good vs. evil. But in the darkness, it’s hard to tell right from wrong…
Every year, religiously, somebody passes out at Sundance because of a visceral reaction they had to one of the movies screened there. The latest to earn that dubious honor? Gareth Evans' sequel to The Raid: Redemption, entitled The Raid 2: Berandal.
According to The Wrap, a man who appeared to be in his early 30s fell ill during the Tuesday night premiere of The Raid 2: Berandal at the cavernous Eccles Theater in Park City, halting the screening midway through.
The man appeared to recover from whatever caused him to faint and after a while was able to walk out on his own power with the help of theater staff. Paramedics were apparently on their way to check him out all the same.
Midway through the film, the sequel to the intense and grisly martial arts action film The Raid, people in the center of the large venue started screaming to stop the movie and began shining their phones on the man. The movie kept playing for about two minutes before the lights came up and theater personnel were summoned. The man appeared “white as a sheet” but was saying he was okay after the episode.
Other people have had a far more positive reaction despite the carnage, including critics:
The one element of The Raid 2 that might divide audiences is that this just may be one of the most violent action movies ever made. The sheer amount of bloodletting makes Paul Verhoven’s early actioners look tame by comparison.[..] This is the most violent mainstream film since The Passion of the Christ. -Joblo
…this orgy of broken bones and vicious badassery makes its cult predecessor look like a peevish bitch-slap. -The Hollywood Reporter
The Sundance cut of ‘The Raid 2‘ is 148 minutes. I think I saw 138. Ten minutes before the end I turned to a colleague and said “all right, enough of this,” and walked out. It is the first time I’ve ever left a film that I intended to review in my career… this unrated cut is so relentless, so absolutely brutal, that I just couldn’t take anymore. -Jordan Hoffman, ScreenCrush
…doesn’t really get the adrenaline pumping until the film’s second half. Once the carnage kicks in, Evans’ action chops prove as robust and hyperkinetic as ever, delivering deep, bone-crunching pleasure for hardcore action buffs. -Variety
“The Raid 2″ is remarkable filmcraft, first and foremost, and it tells a solid, compelling cop story in a way that left me physically shaking. I cannot wait to see it again, and I am genuinely concerned that the MPAA is going to savage the version we saw because of the profound level of graphic violence it contains. -Hitfix
“The Raid” was 110 minutes of Oh-my-God action; “The Raid 2” has at least 110 minutes of Oh-my-God action… and also has around 30 minutes of bloat and blubber weighing down what could have been a sleeker sequel. -The Playlist
Prepare to see every bone in a human body broken, and some evilly creative uses for common tools and sports equipment. -/Film
Hyperbole or fact? We'll all find out come March 28, 2014.
Iko Uwais (The Raid), Julie Estelle (Macabre, Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman star.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) acquired the film for the United States, Spain, Latin America, and South Africa; and Sony Pictures Classics will once again release the film theatrically in the United States.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.
And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.” In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.
Indie horror flick The Invoking is on its way home from Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, and right now we have the scoop on what to expect once it gets here and more. Check it out!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you The Invoking available on DVD, digital download, and VOD February 18, 2014. The film is directed by Jeremy Berg and stars Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony, Josh Truax, and D'Angelo Midili. The Invoking will be available on DVD for an SRP $27.97.
After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.
Things look to be heating up in both Portland and Vienna in tomorrow night's Episode 3.12 of "Grimm," entitled "The Wild Hunt," and we have a batch of images to share, including one in particular that should make Monrosalee fans extremely happy!
"Grimm" Episode 3.12 - "The Wild Hunt" (airs 1/24/14)
A SERIAL KILLER WITH A PENCHANT FOR COLLECTING SCALPS IS UNLEASHED ON PORTLAND, AND MONROE HAS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR ROSALEE – SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, ALEXIS DENISOF, CHRIS MULKEY, AND DEE WALLACE GUEST STAR -- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a cop killer who scalps his victims.
Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) begins to communicate with Nick’s mom via email, and Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself much closer to delivering her baby than she previously thought.
Elsewhere, Monroe's (Silas Weir Mitchell) parents (guest stars Dee Wallace and Chris Mulkey) decide to surprise him and Rosalee (Bree Turner) with an early arrival to Portland after learning some exciting news. Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
Deadly Presence is a creepy thriller/paranormal experience that is currently haunting VOD, but those of you who prefer the hard copy will be pleased to know the film will be making its way to DVD in February.
Directed by Shane Cole and starring Megan Lynn, Kathy Sue Holtorf, and Sabrina Carmichael with Robert Dough, Dan Sutter, Bethany Brooke Anderson, George Lofland, KK Ryder, Elissa Dowling, and Emma Julia Jacobs, Deadly Presence is a haunting mystery that turns into a race against time.
From the Press Release
Brain Damage Films is set to release Deadly Presence on DVD February 4, 2014. DVD bonus features will include a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette. The film is also available On Demand now through most cable VOD operators and Internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, and more.
Three girlfriends looking for a night of fun decide to stay at an old haunted house. Nothing creepy seems to come of their séance session until a few months later when one of the girls leaves a cryptic video message before committing suicide in her bathtub. Now it's up to Andie to find the answers before tragedy strikes again.
On tap for you cats right now are several video interviews and even some behind-the-scenes-goodies in promotion of this weekend's horror offering: I, Frankenstein. Check 'em out, and look for our review from Foy soon!
For more check out the official I, Frankenstein website.
I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres across the U.S. beginning January 24, 2014, as well as a number of international territories.
The IMAX release of I, Frankenstein will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam (Eckhart), still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
The action thriller I, Frankenstein is written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie from a screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Beattie. The film is brought to life by a cast that includes Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
Lionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Hopscotch Features / Lakeshore Entertainment / Lionsgate / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment production
To celebrate the release of the "jump-out-of-your-seat scary” (Little White Lies) horror Banshee Chapter (review here) - out on UK DVD and VOD 27th January - we have a DVD to give away to one lucky winner!
From executive producer Zachary Quinto’s (Star Trek) Before the Door Pictures comes this highly entertaining film that will terrify with its unique blend of fact, conspiracy, and the paranormal. Banshee Chapter, the deserved winner of Total Film’s ‘Scariest Movie Award’ at Film4 FrightFest, is “guaranteed to make you squeal like a newborn!” (Time Out).
Writer/director Blair Erickson’s film stars Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (“Dexter”), and Michael McMillian (“True Blood”).
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us an E-MAIL HERE including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS. We'll take care of the rest!
BANSHEE CHAPTER centers on a female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the story is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.
Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers.
It's been awhile since last we had a good horror/sci-fi hybrid flick, but given what we're hearing about the upcoming Animus, that could be exactly what's on the agenda. Read on for the first details and possible casting news.
According to Movie Hole, Rufus Sewell (pictured) is being courted for science-fiction/horror flick Animus.
The Thomas Konkle-written script fixes on space-journeying scientists who, on the way back from investigating some far-off moons, are hit by micrometeorites.
One of the scientists is infected, and it’s not long before another side of him comes out – threatening the family– killing the men, while dominating and impregnating the women. It’s up to the rest of the guys on the ship to kill the infected man – and thus, the monster within – before the evolved contagion makes it to Earth.
Commercials director Konkle is also directing. More as we get it!
In 2009 FearNet launched “Fear Clinic,” a horror series starring Robert Englund as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who induces hallucinations in patients dealing with crippling phobias using his “Fear Chamber.” Now a feature version is on its way and Anchor Bay has nailed down distro.
According to THR Anchor Bay Films has picked up all rights to Fear Clinic. The deal includes theatrical, VOD, digital and home entertainment. A late 2014 release is planned for the movie, which is still in production. The deal was made at Sundance.
For the film Robert Englund will reprise his role as Dr. Andover, Fiona Dourif will play Sara Falls, a young woman who seeks the help of Dr. Andover after her phobias begin to reemerge. Thomas Dekker will play Blake Patton, a disabled man who survives a terrible tragedy and is subsequently brought to the clinic. Also cast is Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up: Revolution), who will play Sara’s best friend, Megan McAllister, who possesses a fear of spiders. Rounding out the cast will be Angelina Armani () and Kevin Gage (Heat).
Speaking of the film, Robert Hall said, “This is a whole different playing field. My new film has a much darker and surreal tone than the episodes, and I think fans will really appreciate the direction we’re going in.” Regarding the cast, he adds, “I’m terribly excited to get to collaborate with Fiona Dourif, who blows me away with her talent, and of course Thomas Dekker gets the best out of me when we’re on set and vice versa.”
The film opens with a tragedy that launches five people into the public eye. Dr. Andover is enlisted to lend his expertise to help them overcome trauma-induced phobias. A year later terrifying ‘aftershocks’ rattle the survivors, leading to them to find their way back to the fear clinic seeking answers. As they line up for another turn in the chamber, Dr. Andover believes that something more sinister may be at work.
Fear Clinic begins filming next month for a Halloween 2014 release.
During last night's NFC Championship game, a TV spot for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" aired, and thanks to an eagle-eyed, camera-happy YouTuber, we have it here for ya!
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which "The Strain" is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.
The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Regina King play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager of philandering rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy), while Melanie Merkosky plays Jim Kent's (Sean Astin) wife, Sylvia, who is suffering from cancer.
"The Strain," aiming for a July 2014 debut for its 13-episode first season, also stars Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.
One of the biggest horror properties playing at this year's Sundance Film Festival is Cooties and Lionsgate is looking to catch the infection and spread it to you later this year! Read on for details.
According to THR Lionsgate is nearing a deal to acquire North American distribution rights to Cooties, the horror-comedy starring Elijah Wood that premiered Saturday at Sundance’s Park City at Midnight sidebar. A source pegs the potential deal at seven figures.
Cooties marks the debut feature of Wood and his SpectreVision production banner, which he runs with Daniel Noah and Josh Waller. The company specializes in the horror genre, and it also has A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a black and white Iranian vampire Western, that is also premiering at the festival. Cooties is also the debut movie of directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, known for helming the short Boob, about a killer breast.
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school and transforms the students into a feral swarm of mass savages; then an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
The wilderness. You see, man? We just don't belong out there. Nothing good ever comes from treading through such places. You just never know what the hell is lurking and waiting to pounce on you... including... another human being with a really sharp ax making his way through the zombie apocalypse.
From the Press Release
Ruthless Pictures has released the poster and trailer for it's upcoming thriller Dead Weight. Kino Lorber Films is releasing the movie on DVD and VOD on January 21st, 2014 through their Redemption label.
A festival and critic favorite, Dead Weight has screened at over 20 film festivals.
DEAD WEIGHT is a pulse-pounding survival horror movie in which the humans are more terrifying than the zombies. In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, the undead take over major cities.
Charlie Russell (Joe Belknap) treks through the relative safe zone of the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha (Mary Lindberg). As Charlie's journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his growing thirst for violence.
Dead Weight stars Joe Belknap, Mary Lindberg, Michelle Courvais and Aaron Christensen.
The Following Returns Strong; Will Viewers Be Back 'For Joe'? See Some Photos and a Preview of Ep. #2.02
Premiering last night after the live NFC Championship game gave "The Following" more than double the amount of viewers who saw its Season 1 finale, but will they (and you) return for Episode 2.02, "For Joe"? Here are some photos and a preview to help you decide.
First, here's the breakdown of the premiere's ratings: It earned a series high 4.4 adults 18-49 rating (or 11.2 million), up 38 percent from a 3.2 for the Season 1 premiere on Monday, January 21, 2013, and up 63 percent from a 2.7 for the Season 1 finale.
If you missed Episode 2.01, "Resurrection," it's airing again immediately before "For Joe," from 8-9PM on Monday, January 27th.
One year after Ryan Hardy’s pursuit of serial killer Joe Carroll, a healthy and healed Ryan is living in New York City. On the surface it appears Ryan’s gotten his life back together, but deep down his obsession with Joe continues to grow. Then, on the anniversary of Joe’s death, a new murderous rampage leaves everyone shocked and determined to discover the truth.
"The Following" Episode 2.02 - "For Joe" (1/27/14; 9-10PM)
RYAN IS HAUNTED BY NEW THREATS - After the tragic subway killings, Ryan’s obsession with the case becomes stronger than ever. Soon, mysterious phone calls bring him face-to-face with what may be his biggest threat yet.
Meanwhile, revelations surrounding Joe’s new life are brought to the surface.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang.
Guest Cast: Valerie Cruz as Agent Gina Mendez; C.J. Wilson as Reverend Glenn; JD Williams as Carlos; Keith Carradine as Barry; Camille De Pazzis as Giselle; James McDaniel as Agent Phillips; Carrie Preston as Judy; James McCaffrey as David.
They are perhaps the most versatile monster we know. The vampire. Sometimes sexy, sometimes proper, sometimes feral, sometimes classic. The vampire comes in so many different forms.
With the release of Black Water Vampire on DVD and VOD tomorrow, January 21st, we celebrate the Top 11 Most Vicious Vampires.
There are so many to choose from. Vampires have been present in movies and television forever, so picking out the most vicious is no mean feat. We've done our best to narrow it down to the Top 11 but also have our usual honorable mentions to help flesh out the list (pun definitely intended).
We'd like to recognize the infected Alpha male vampire from I Am Legend; that dude was simply badass. In any version of Salem's Lot, be it either of the television mini-series or the book, Kurt Barlow has always been Type 1 brutal. Chris Sarandon's Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night and Bill Paxton's Severn in Near Dark missed the list by a hair, but thankfully we can recognize them here.
There are just so many great films to draw from, the vamps in The Lost Boys, Daybreakers and the Underworld series are all fantastic. Hell, we'd even love to throw a little love to Grace Jones' campy, fun performance in Vamp, and while we're at it... who could forget Max Schreck as Graf Orlok in Nosferatu?
But enough with the honorable mentions. It's time to get on to the ...
Marlow - 30 Days of Night
Before he was blowing his sax as the jazzman on "American Horror Story: Coven", Danny Huston led a vampire invasion into Barrow, Alaska in 30 Days of Night, the film adaptation of the Steve Niles/Ben Templesmith comic. Although Huston's Marlow has a little bit of a Forrest Gump look to him, especially when it comes to the haircut, this particular vampire is absolutely merciless as he and his band of merry bloodsuckers descend on the Alaskan town spending a month in darkness. We've always considered this an absolutely brilliant premise for a vampire film, and loading the movie with Marlow and his incredible, unintelligible brutal vampires made 30 Days of Night a very memorable movie.
Eli - Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)
Viewers fell in love with this truly unique Swedish vampire film that gave a new spin on the monster. The first interesting choice is making Eli a young girl. This flies in the face of most things we associate with brutality. But then, not only did Eli feed on the blood of humans, she also found companionship in them, which was somehow even more controlling than killing. Eli survived better when she had a human to help her, and, as we see in Let the Right One In, this pattern has been going on for a very, very long time. Oskar falls in love with the vampire as she gives him the protection he's always needed, and she, in turn begins to own him. It's a vampiric, symbotic relationship that not only haunts you, but pulls at the heartstrings a bit as well.
Claudia - Interview With The Vampire
Another beautifully brutal little girl. It's bad enough to be turned into a vampire and grow a bottomless urge for the blood of humans. It's worse to be turned into a vampire at the ripe old age of five and trained to be a killing machine by a brutal vampire in his own right, Lestat de Lioncourt. In Interview With The Vampire, young, ringlet-haired Claudia was fed on by Louis de Pointe du Lac, but saved and turned into a pint-sized vampire daughter by Lestat. For 30 years, Lestat teaches Claudia to be a perfect killer. Much like Eli from Let the Right One In, part of her danger is her appearances, which seems absolutely benign. But a horrible secret lurks within her. She was eventually put to death for apparently killing a vampire, but during her brief existence, Claudia was perhaps pound-for-pound the most brutal vampire ever.
Russell Edgington - "True Blood"
Long live the king! Russell hated the fact that vampires had to seek equality with humans. And in the speech below (which may have been the highlight of the entire "True Blood" series), Edgington talks about his dislike of humans and delivers the money shot line, "Why would we seek equal right? You are not our equals. We will eat you after we eat your children." Classic. And it's not just humans Edgington rails against. He's not a big fan of The Authority (or authority in general, for that matter), the vampiric governing body. He remorselessly killed The Magister after the powerful vamp presided over Russell's wedding to Queen Sophie-Anne. Edgington was 2,800 years old and had powers far beyond anyone he faced on "True Blood". If it wasn't for a couple of questionable emotional decisions here and there, Edgington might still be reigning vampire king of Mississippi because, as he said, "Mine is the true face of vampires!"
Dwight Renfield - The Night Flier
Thought to be nothing more than your average run-of-the-mill serial killer, Dwight Renfield is pursued by trash journalist Richard Dees for what seems like lifetimes. Renfield's M/O is that he lands a black Skymaster airplane at a tiny airport at night and completely slaughters anyone and everyone in the place. No survivors. That's some pretty intense hunting. This continues as Dees closes in on the killer. The entire film, which basically plays out more like a whodunit, gets its payoff in the brutal climactic scene where Renfield and Dees finally meet face to face with Dees asking the vampire to show his face. Unfortunately, just the sight of Renfield's absolutely homely mug causes Dees to lose his sanity. A gory and disturbing scene with victims of men, women, children and even the unborn rising from the dead and surrounding Dees was truly chilling.
Jebediah Loven - Stake Land
We're used to our post-apocalyptic worlds being inhabited by zombies. But every once in a while, it's the vampires that take down civilization as we know it. And that's the case in Stake Land. However, the vamps in this film are feral, thus zombie-like, and really wild. However, one of them has intelligence. His name is Jebediah Loven and he's the perfect illustration of the old adage "In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is king." You combine his intellect with the brutality of this film's vamps and the unbending religious beliefs Loven possessed as a leader a fundamentalist militia called The Brotherhood before he turned bloodsucker and you have one focused, brutal and remorseless vampire. You can get a look at his human side, which actually isn't a helluva lot better than his vampire side, in the video below. Don't let The Bible fool you. He uses it as a weapon.
Jared Nomak - Blade 2
So what makes Novak so vicious? Not only is he a vampire, but he's an uber-vampire described as patient zero and carrier of the Reaper Virus. According to the story in Blade 2 (and we do respect the fact that the Daywalker himself was one helluva vamp, but listen to the facts on these Reapers). Viewers of Blade 2 will undoubtedly remember the most obvious feature of the Reaper vamps, which was their three-way, Predator-like, jaw complete with lethal suckers. But on top of that, the Reapers had some other, very advantageous, features. Not only were their hearts encased in bone to prevent the unfortunate puncture, but they were stronger than common vamps, had a ravenous hunger and even their dead victims returned as Reaper vamps, thus increasing their numbers. And Nomak was the baddest of these badass vampires. Although he seemed to have a death wish, he gave Blade everything he wanted and more in this outrageous fight seen from Blade 2. Enjoy.
Jan Valek - John Carpenter's Vampires
Not only is Valek a master vampire according to John Carpenter's Vampires, he's the first vampire and most likely the first stop at the bloodline of all current vamps. On top of that, he's 600 years old with a real hankering to walk in the daylight again. Another handy feature Valek has is a telepathic link he possesses with all the underling vampires he creates. That really comes in handy when it comes to peeking in on the actions of pesky mercenary vampire hunters hired by the Vatican to take him out. Valek's most impressive scene is the absolute decimation of a hotel room filled with partying vampire slayers. He proves he's not fucking around right off the bat by slicing one unfortunate partygoer in half with a bare, clawed hand. Jack Crow, you're going to have your hands full with this one.
Count Dracula/Vlad III The Impaler - Bram Stoker's Dracula
Upon learning that his wife, Elisabeta, had committed suicide upon getting untrue news about his own death, Vlad the Impaler throws a bit of a shit fit, destroys his church, renounces God, vows to return from the grave to avenge her with all the powers of darkness. After this he stabs a giant cross with his sword and drinks the blood that (surprisingly) flows from it. And this is just the intro. Gary Oldman's Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula is memorable for so many reasons. The many variations of the character come immediately to mind, the young Vlad (with the crazy muscle suit of armor), the aged Dracula, the bat, the wolf. But what might stand out the most is the rage and ferocity of Dracula in trying to keep his vow and to rejoin his beloved. And the words of Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, as you'll see in the trailer below, ring perfectly true…"Make no mistake about it. He must be stopped."
Santánico Pandemonium and the vampires of the Titty Twister - From Dusk Till Dawn
With a creative team like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez behind this killer film, it was a surefire success from the get-go. But we could never have expected the atrocities we would find south of the Border in the legendary Titty Twister bar. It is possible that there's a lingering hypnotic effect from seeing a young Salma Hayek perform one of the hottest dance numbers ever in film, but if you check out the clip below, it'll refresh your memory on just how intense these vampires were. With crazy claws and hyper-stylized and grotesque features, these vamps were not the sparkly, cuddly kind. And just think, this particular scene is even before Sex Machine and Frost showed up on the side of the baddies. But be warned, there is an emotional part of this particular clip…it always brings a tear to my eye to see the demise of Chet Pussy.
Count Dracula - Horror of Dracula (aka Dracula)
Christopher Lee was never a more aggressive vampire than he was in Horror of Dracula. For a 1958 film, the gore was off the charts and Dracula suddenly became a shocking character again. Considered by many to be the greatest adaptation of a vampire ever, Lee's portrayal was brutal, but, as would be expected, stylistic at the same time, blending the gore and ambiance in concert with each other. Lee and director Terence Fisher would go on to be a creative whirlwind of a horror team with Peter Cushing beside them. But it was indeed the impact of Horror of Dracula that would go down as their most impressive collaboration and Lee delivering the performance of one of the most vicious vamps ever. Check out the restored ending scene below.
Black Water Vampire Synopsis
A group of young documentary filmmakers set off to uncover the true story behind the Black Water murders, a series of brutal killings where women were found dumped in the woods, savagely slain, with their mutilated bodies completely drained of blood. In an attempt to exonerate the man accused of the crimes, they journey into the wilderness where the deaths occurred and find themselves face to face with a form of evil they could have never imagined. What began as a mission to save a wrongly convicted man turns into a battle for their own lives.
It's been a while since we've had anything to report about The Night Comes for Us, from the guys who brought the The Raid: Redemption into our lives. As The Raid: Berandal gears up for a premiere at Sundance, a deal has been inked for the upcoming thriller. Read on!
Deadline reports that Radius-TWC has acquired the North American rights to The Night Comes for Us, which will be directed by Timo Tjahjanto (Killers). Raid director Gareth Evans will handle the action direction for the film.
The Raid: Redemption's Joe Taslim plays a mobster who returns to his local crime family in Jakarta only to find himself trapped in a word of betrayal and chaos. Martial artist Iko Uwais is choreographing the action, and Yayan Ruhian will also star.
Evans will produce alongside Maya Barack Evans of PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Nick Spicer and Todd Brown.
Look for the film to kick all of our asses in 2015!
A few days ago we learned that Zoe Saldana will be filling Mia Farrow's shoes for NBC's miniseries version of "Rosemary's Baby," and today we've found out who's playing both her husband and the leader of the coven that's so interested in her. Read on for the details.
Per Deadline, Patrick J. Adams (pictured right; "Suits") has been set as the male lead, Guy (played by John Cassavetes in Roman Polanski’s 1968 feature adaptation), opposite Saldana in the four-hour miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.
Jason Isaacs (pictured below; "Awake") has also joined the production, which is being directed by Agnieska Holland (In Darkness, "Treme"). Isaacs will play warlock/coven-leader Roman Castevet, a role played by Sidney Blackmer in Polanski’s version.
Rosemary and her husband, Guy, move into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both Guy and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
The project, penned by Scott Abbott and James Wong, is exec produced by Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern with Saldana, Cisely Saldana, and Mariel Saldana producing.
Filming on "Rosemary’s Baby," produced by Lionsgate TV, is slated to begin shortly in Paris.
You may remember a couple weeks back that we reported about a character named Margot being added to the upcoming second season of NBC's "Hannibal." All we knew at the time was that Margot was going to be a potential love interest of Will Graham's, and we now know the actress who will be playing her. Read on!
As per TVLine, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary) has signed on to play the role of Margot, who will appear towards the end of the season. Described as beautiful and compelling, Margot is a patient of Dr. Lecter's, who has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her serial-killer twin brother.
Sounds like just the kind of gal that would get along with Will, doesn't she?!
The 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” premieres on NBC at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Friday, February 28, 2014, following “Grimm.” It will begin with Episode 2.01, “Kaiseki” (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner).
From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs.
The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star.
As a new haunted house flick readies itself for a digital/VOD release on February 7th, a new batch of stills have arrived to Haunt the pants right off of you. Check 'em out...
if you dare!
Haunt will also be in limited theaters March 7, 2014.
The Mac Carter-directed horror film stars Harrison Gilbertson as Ethan, an introverted teen who makes friends with his new neighbor. As the duo become romantically involved, they also begin to explore the haunted house Ethan’s family has unknowingly just moved into and discover a terrifying alternative dimension. Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and Liana Liberato (Trust) also star.
Haunt is produced by Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Steven Schneider, and Will Rowbotham.
Check out the viral Morello House site here.
A family of five moves into a beautiful, sprawling dream home. One problem: It’s cursed, having caused the deaths of the previous family to occupy it, leaving only one survivor (Jacki Weaver). The moody 18-year-old son and his mysterious new neighbor/girlfriend inadvertently awaken something in the house while also violently shaking the skeletons in its many closets. Mac Carter’s atmospheric debut feature is an unusually character-driven haunted house film that isn't afraid to take the action outside.
Killer cops are nothing new in the horror genre, but this next one is going viral. Check out the trailer for the UK horror comedy May I Kill You?, which dispatches street justice later this month!
Look for the film in Los Angeles on January 31st, with a VOD release to follow on February 4th.
Directed by Stuart Urban, the flick stars Kevin Bishop, Jack Doolan, Frances Barber. Hayley-Marie Axe and Rosemary Leach.
Baz (Barry Vartis) is one of Britain’s new breed of police, a cycle cop. Although he appears to be a figure of fun, a freak accident turns him into a psychopath…
As riots break out in London, a head injury changes Baz from an everyday police officer into a mad vigilante, offering no-hope criminals a stark choice, arrest or death. Baz sees this campaign as ‘lawful killing’. Criminals too stunned, confused, or drunk to argue are politely asked, “May I kill you?” and merrily dispatched on their final journey. All these exchanges are recorded on Baz’ helmet-cam and posted anonymously on social networks.
Using the alter ego ‘@N4cethelaw’ Baz acquires an increasing number of fans with each killing, dispensing justice to scumbags, cleaning up society like some bizarre and deadly ‘Robin Hood’, ridding society of its’ ills.
But, in a sudden reversal, Baz is captured by an enraged relative of one of his presumed “kills” and faces slaughter or even worse… exposure.”