We've lightened up our coverage of BBC America's "Orphan Black" as it's really more sci-fi/thriller than pure horror, but since it does fit in our wheelhouse a bit, we thought we'd share the news of its renewal for another season.
From the Press Release:
BBC AMERICA has renewed highly acclaimed original series "Orphan Black" for a second season to return as part of Supernatural Saturday in 2014. The conspiracy clone thriller starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned with a 10-episode order from Temple Street Productions, ahead of its Season One finale on Saturday, June 1.
In making the announcement, Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America said: "Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances. We’re excited to commission a second season from the talented team of Graeme, John, and Temple Street Productions, and we can’t wait to see who Tatiana shows up as in Season Two."
“We’re delighted with the second season order for 'Orphan Black' and want to thank everyone at BBC AMERICA, BBC Worldwide, and Space for their support and commitment to our show,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers of "Orphan Black" and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. “We’re thrilled to continue this journey with such a strong team and fantastic cast, led by the ridiculously talented Tatiana Maslany. A huge thanks to the fans for their steadfast support of the show. We’re looking forward to giving every one of them more 'Orphan Black'.”
The innovative series has earned critical acclaim, including The Hollywood Reporter saying: “It is, flat out, one of the most intriguingly entertaining new series of the year,” TV Guide Magazine calling it: "a tangy, sexy blend of sci-fi and Run Lola Run-style chase thriller,” and the New York Post proclaiming: “If God and the Emmys are fair, at least six Maslanys will be picking up statuettes this September.”
"Orphan Black" is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and Space. The series is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier are executive producers on behalf of Temple Street. The cast includes Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey, Dexter), Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi, Unnatural History), Dylan Bruce (As The World Turns, Unstoppable), Kevin Hanchard (The Listener, Take the Lead), and Michael Mando (Make Your Move, The Colony).
The groundbreaking series launched on March 30 with Sarah (Maslany), an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.
"Orphan Black: Season One" lands on shelves July 16 on Blu-ray and DVD nationwide.
Fresh off of drawing rave reviews for his directing duties on "Hannibal," David Slade is headed back to the big screen for a new film called The Widow. Read on for the first details, and look for much more soon!
THR reports that Slade (pictured; Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) has come aboard to direct the flick for Vendome Pictures. Penned by Ray Wright, the psychological thriller centers on a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.
Vendome CEO Philippe Rousselet will produce the film alongside Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content. Vendome is financing the film, with plans to commence production later this year. The project is out to actresses.
"We are thrilled to be working on this piece with David. He is such a dynamic filmmaker, and we are excited about his vision to make this movie a throwback to some of the most iconic thrillers in cinematic history -- not to mention the two females leads being the strongest and most interesting we have seen in some time," Rousselet said.
More as it comes!
Some interesting news is coming in from Rob Zombie that's likely going to have some fans protesting and others falling to their knees and thanking the heavens above. Sounds like the rocker turned filmmaker is done with making horror movies.
The Phoenix New Times asked Zombie if he ever plans on doing another monster movie. Zombie's response:
"No. I'm not really thinking of doing anything... Lords of Salem is my last sort of horror-genre related film for a really long time."
Seriously, though, we'd take that with a grain of salt as Zombie is notorious for saying one thing and then doing another. This was the guy who swore he'd never do a remake after all. One thing's for sure: For better or worse Rob does his own thing regardless of what anyone says, and we at least have to give him credit for that.
Time will tell.
Playing as part of the horror lineup at The Stanley Film Festival, which is now under way at the iconic and legendary Stanley Hotel in Colorado, is the new film from Larry Fessenden entitled Beneath, and we've got a new poster and the trailer for you.
Daniel Zovatto stars. Fessenden will be on hand at the big dance to intro the movie and participate in a Q&A.
When a bloodthirsty, underwater predator leaves a group of teens trapped on a leaking boat in the middle of a lake, the friends must choose between loyalty and survival in this monstrous morality tale from Larry Fessenden (WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER).
The Stanley Film Fest runs from May 2-5 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Individual Festival passes and packages that include lodging at The Stanley Hotel are available online here. The official Stanley Film Festival app is available for download on iOS via the App Store.
Thanks to DC reader Horrormonkee for the heads-up on the trailer!
Want to see something absolutely insane? Legendary Pictures has released the largest damned banner we've ever seen in promotion of Pacific Rim, and we have the entire thing for you here! Dig it!
The thing is so damned big we have two ways for you to look at it. You can either click on the image below to see it larger, or download the whole full-sized enchilada right here!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
How good is legendary author Stephen King? So good that the rights to bring his works of fiction to the big screen get snapped up before the book has a chance to be released. That's pretty friggin' good. Next on tap for Hollywood... Joyland!
Deadline reports that Tate Taylor, who launched his writing and directing career by getting the option on The Help before author Kathryn Stockett was done writing it, has gotten himself on the ground floor of another sure-fire bestseller. Taylor has been granted an option by Stephen King to adapt and direct Joyland, the King novel that will be published in June. Taylor will adapt to direct, and John Norris will produce through his Wyolah Films banner. Taylor will also produce.
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of a college student who moonlights as a carnival worker. There, he confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will forever change his life. It’s got all the makings of a King potboiler, with crime, mystery, ghosts, and a creepy carnival setting. The book is being published through Hard Case Crime, the line of pulp-styled crime paperbacks published by Titan Books.
More on this one soon!
Just yesterday we brought you the news that The Haunting of Helena is being unleashed this June, and now we have several haunting and bloody new stills to chew on. That is, if you make it through the day with all of your teeth!
From the Press Release
The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com present the psychological thriller THE HAUNTING OF HELENA as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series. A tale of a mysterious woman, a little girl, and her single mother, THE HAUNTING OF HELENA presents a new twist on the legend of the Tooth Fairy.
After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the Fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen. Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity. THE HAUNTING OF HELENA will keep you at the edge of your seat as it slides in agony along the sharp blade of psychological terror.
THE HAUNTING OF HELENA will be released in select theaters on June 21, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on June 18, 2013.
Director Colin Trevorrow took to his Twitter account and gave dino-hungry fans the first behind-the-scenes still from Jurassic Park 4. Yep, it sure is beautiful. Now let's muck it up with dinosaurs and people fleeing for their lives, shall we?
"I can't actually tell you who that will be," said paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as technical advisor for the previous Jurassic Park and will also be consulting on the new film, "but you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie."
Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow has been tapped to helm the next installment in the dino-rific series. Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg are ready to re-open the famous park, setting a June 13, 2014, release date for Jurassic Park 4 3D. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script, but plot details are being kept under wraps for now.
Look for more on this one soon!
We're back with Part 2 of our 2013 Tribeca Film Festival horror roundup, and while the first sampling provided well defined entertainment, leaving me with no question as to my feelings, this second round left me scratching my head and wondering if I could verbalize my thoughts.
When was the last time you saw a movie and were asked immediately after, “Did you like it?” Probably all the time, right? If the person asking the question doesn’t agree with you, he might ask why, and that takes some thought. This latest batch of reviews required a bit of marinating in my brain juices before I could rant adequately. But I'm ready now so let’s dive in…
It’s a common theme. Take a band of criminals and a seemingly happy family and throw them into a hostile confrontation, the results of which will determine who is truly monstrous. In this case a band of misfit crooks liberate a member of their crew on the way to jail. After an explosion, wacky hijinks, and a bit of bloodshed, the band takes shelter in a quiet suburban neighborhood in the home of seemingly well-off folks. Well-off folks who turn out to be CANNIBALS!!! Dun dun duuuun.
Fresh Meat has a sitcom sort of quality, so much so that we expect there to be a laugh track sounding off within the pauses after each joke. The comedy is very New Zealand-esque in that you could use words like “wacky hijinks” to describe it. Folks flail their arms in confusion, eyes go to maximum width to convey shock and one boy even refers to boobs as “bosoms”. I expected Yahoo Serious to make a cameo as the bumbling police officer at any moment. If the filmmakers had fully embraced an over-the-top scenario (see Dead Alive), it probably would have been very enjoyable, but they seemed reluctant to pull the trigger. Instead, we get jokes that fall flat, situations that are just short of gory enough to applaud and a lesbian story element that the movie itself seems embarrassed to have included.
If we dissected Fresh Meat like a corpse, I’d gut it for an odd origin story of an Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-esque cult priest seeking immortality and throw the rest to the dogs. The character, played by Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett!), is very likable when he’s being a complete bloodthirsty loon and comes off like a pretentious ass when he is not. I’d like more of the former and none of the latter. At the very least, give me “New Zealand Psycho” with a well dressed, full-of-himself professor who turns out to be a would-be cult leader and eater of hearts. Who doesn’t love to hear someone scream KALIMAAA!!! As a concept for the beginning of a compelling new supernatural baddie, I love it. As a full movie, this one is best left alone.
A group of women wake up in small metal cells and are forced to beat each other down with their bare hands til death. TWO CHICKS ENTER… ONE CHICK LEAVES! As you might expect, these fights are live broadcasted for the entertainment of rich assholes dining somewhere in the distance. To drive these ladies to murder, their hosts provide live feeds of their loved ones, under constant surveillance and at gunpoint. Should a lady lose a fight, her family dies with her.
The majority of the film takes place below ground (we assume) with these women in peril and a forced connection between some of them as they scream through the walls. The challenge for the filmmakers becomes creating new situations and dialogue on a very small stage and not have it become repetitive, boring or in the case of the beat downs excessive. Luckily, they’ve got a very likable cast…
For more read my full Raze review here.
There once was a whore in that oh so British time period when everyone wore frilly things even if they looked like meth addicts. This whore was constantly mistreated by a bad man, but she suffered his mental and physical cruelty so she could provide for her daughter, whom she had left on the doorstep of a woman’s orphanage. Very Les Mis. What happens next, though, has nothing to do with stealing a crust of bread. Seizing an opportunity she knew would only come once, the whore allows herself to be transformed into an immortal, but this tale introduces a new sort of night walker. No sparkling… no bursting into flames at the touch of sunlight… and no pointed teeth to speak of. In their place we get a very stabby thumbnail and a body that is very hard to kill. Sort of sucks most of the romance out of it, don’t you think? When her daughter came of age, she passed this gift of immortality on to her but in doing so broke a cardinal rule of her misogynistic overlords: A woman may never make another immortal. And so the odd family runs across the globe, always pursued by their “kin” and doomed forever to run until they can run no longer.
Fast forward to now. This story and further details are told through our two heroines as the movie trods along - a piece here, a piece there. This is not a tale that’s in a hurry to go anywhere fast. Instead, we get pretty sequences that seem to exist only as raw imagery, offering nothing but maybe one tiny detail. We are very much taking the scenic route. To draw more from this one pager of a plot, you need to listen very closely. Clara (the whore we mentioned), playfully given life by Gemma Arterton, generally falls back to what she knows to survive, which would be whoring. Beneath that sex kitten exterior is a remorseless killer so one might argue THAT is her true nature. She learned very early on that the world is a cruel place and if you don’t take what you need to survive, you don’t survive. Who would know Clara better than her daughter, Eleanor (the very serious, starkly beautiful Saoirse Ronan), and so when Clara gets that glint in her eye, Eleanor simply says the word “don’t”. In one word she conveys that she wishes Clara would not embrace the chaos in her heart and, inevitably, send them running again. In that same respect, when Clara very seriously says “don’t” to Eleanor, she is begging her to abandon the thing her heart yearns for the most: to stop lying and tell someone what she really is. Eleanor wants nothing more than to be accepted, something most teens can sympathize with, but deeper, she sees freedom in truth. All she wants is a chance at as close to a normal life as she can manage. At the root of it all, each woman would like the other to abandon their core instinct. It’s all very deep and quiet and lovely, and if you don’t have a taste for these things, you’ll surely find yourself horribly bored.
With the additional elements of a would-be boyfriend who shambles around like an emo Frankenstein and bleeds like a water sprinkler if a rock touches him, the mysterious men in black who are on Clara and Eleanor’s trail, and the nosey administrators at a nearby school, Byzantium marches on but gains no more momentum than a ball would rolling uphill. It’s funny. Add more blood and chases, and you’d call this a thriller. Take all that out, add a sweet and very realistically played out love story between a teen and an immortal teen, and you’ve got a fairy tale. It’s all about the tone. Byzantium has blood, but it’s not endangering you at all. Byzantium has intensity, but it’s only in the eyes of a girl cursed to stay young forever. If an ultra slow burn with subtle sweet spots and Gemma Arterton wearing fantastically tiny outfits sounds to your liking, sit back and await this movie’s release. If you were looking for a straight-up horror film with all the trappings and a new, highly appealing take on vampires, then you’d best keep on the hunt.
Before the film started, two girls sat next to me. One asked if the other thought the film would be good. The other girl thought hard and replied, “Eh, it’s Neil Jordan. At least we know it will be pretty.” That could have been my entire review.
And now…more SHORTS!!
This one isn’t horror at all, but lots of horror folks are avid video game players so it still applies somewhat. RPG OKC is the tale of two characters from two different role-playing games who strike up a friendship online. Like soon turns into budding love, and amid the turmoil of their respective 8-bit kingdoms, the pair vow to meet. It is ridiculously sweet in all the right ways, hysterical at every turn, and unexpectedly void of rampant gamer references so any viewer will get all the jokes, love all the beats, and settle in for a very satisfying resolution.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Don’t let the title fool you. The name reads ”possibly comedy amid monster action,” but the actual tone is dark and without any sense of humor. What begins as something possibly new and intriguing devolves into stereotypical monster movie trappings with no surprises or fun to be found. Beneath it all, though, there is a street style I found interesting so I hope to see what the filmmakers can do with an actual script and the time to play things out. PB&J is just a hint of an idea…and one many people have had already.
Grandma Is Not a Toaster
A crazy fun little romp with three family members squabbling over their grandmother’s potential fortune and to whom it should be passed to… but grandma ain’t dead yet! Told from every conceivable viewpoint in pieces that overlap and then offer a bit more, this is like a perversely morbid game of actor-improv-tag, executed with the crackerjack sort of timing you’d see in a hit Broadway comedy. Expand the idea a bit and get it to a stage immediately!
All the bad guys have been gunned down brutally, including their evil master. The hero retrieves a stolen artifact, kisses the damsel in distress, and the pair head off into the sunset. Cue cock rock power ballad and roll credits… then, umm, the pair stop for directions, maybe get something to eat, take a shower, have fever dreams about all the sorry sons of bitches gunned down over a lifetime of adventuring. Epilogue keeps the story going - for better or worse. More for worse, to be sure. It's an excellent concept and I get it - it’s supposed to be about the horrors of a mundane existence after the thrill of an Indiana Jones-esque adventure - but NOTHING HAPPENS!! A little humor goes a long way. This one could definitely have benefited for at least a LITTLE humor.
And that's a wrap! Thanks to the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Festival for access and assistance above and beyond.
Remember Me is set to release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on June 4th. In a new video, we go behind the scenes with Creative Director Jean Maxime-Moris to discuss the memory gameplay mechanic and what will make this title unforgettable.
From the Press Release
The theme of memory doesn’t just drive the narrative of Remember Me but has also been intertwined into the gameplay of Capcom’s forthcoming action adventure title. In an all new video Jean Maxime-Moris, Creative Director at developer DONTNOD Entertainment, discusses this memory gameplay mechanic and how it makes Remember Me unforgettable. Remember Me is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America on June 4 and across Europe on June 7.
To learn more, visit the official Capcom website.
2K and Firaxis Games has announced that Haunted Hollow is now available for FREE on the App Store for iOS devices. Players will be able to build their own spooky mansion full of vampires, zombies, mummies and other monsters that go creep in the night!
From the Press Release
2K and Firaxis Games, the critically acclaimed studio responsible for the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Sid Meier's Civilization series, today announced the availability of Haunted Hollow, their first title to be designed exclusively for the iPad and iPhone.
Staying true to Firaxis' strong history in creating deep, strategy-driven games, Haunted Hollow is a competitive, spooky, turn-based game that's sure to please gamers of all ages. Players build a mysterious mansion to summon popular monsters, like vampires, mummies and werewolves, who fight their opponent's collection of creatures while simultaneously attempting to possess an unsuspecting town - in order to win.
"Haunted Hollow exemplifies the ways in which 2K and Firaxis are working to produce creative and original content aimed at both our long-time fans and mobile gamers everywhere," said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing at 2K. "This title showcases how our mobile offerings can provide deep and rewarding experiences, while attracting a range of players with iconic characters and a fun art-style that speaks to gamers of all ages and types."
"As Firaxis explores the potential of the mobile platform, our teams remain committed to creating content that is fun, innovative, and true to our core," said Steve Martin, president and studio head at Firaxis Games. "Haunted Hollow represents the heart of the Firaxis studio in providing an in-depth strategy experience that speaks to our core fan base, while simultaneously appealing to a broader audience with its casual graphics and eclectic gameplay features."
Key features include:
Haunted Hollow is now available for free to download from the App Store on iOS devices worldwide. To learn more, visit the official Haunted Hollow App page.
Sam and Dean visit a priest in this clip just posted by The CW for "Supernatural" Episode 8.22, "Clip Show," and now that the series is done with filler shows for the rest of the season, we can't wait to see how Sam's attempt to turn a demon in the Third Trial works out.
"Supernatural" Episode 8.22 - "Clip Show" (airs 5/8/13, 9-10 pm)
FAMILIAR FACES RETURN AS THE THIRD TRIAL NEARS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) reunite with Castiel (Misha Collins). Digging through the Men of Letters’ files, they stumble upon an undiscovered film which could be the key to the Third Trial.
Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) enlists Cas to mull over problems at home. Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) digs into Sam and Dean's past.
Taylor Cole, Graham Wardle, and Cindy Busby also guest star. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.
WARNING: When combined, women, narcotics, epic partying and an uninvited sixth friend may result in serious bodily harm, dismemberation and/or death. Proceed cautiously.
Written by star Jamie Bernadette (pictured; Axeman at Cutter’s Creek), the independent feature flick and party parable The 6th Friend begins casting next month, according to Bernadette, who will also produce alongside co-star Chantelle Albers. Letia Clouston will direct, with a release slated for 2014.
“I wanted to write a story with an all-female principal cast, who were intelligent and strong and who possess a determination to not allow themselves to be oppressed,” Bernadette told us of her inspiration for the script for The 6th Friend. “I intended to create intricate relationships,” she continued, “between complex characters in the midst of a story of real terror and bloodshed.”
As for the writing process, “It was a blast,” she told us. “I love getting lost in the story and in the characters’ lives. It's an escape for me. I've been writing since I was six years old, so it was nice to return to that old love of mine.”
Six best friends engage in excessive partying and drug use on the night of their college graduation. An uninvited guest commits a horrifying crime on one of the girls, and the girls seek vicious revenge on the perpetrator, which, years later, leads to disastrous results.
It sounds as if the Prince of Darkness may just have found a leading lady to sink his fangs into as Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method) is now in talks for a meaty role in Universal's Dracula (formerly Dracula Year Zero).
If signed, she'll star opposite Luke Evans (Dracula) in the flick. Look for Draculain theatres on August 8, 2014. Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire. More as it comes.
Who could forget the scene in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare when everyone's favorite son of a hundred maniacs busts out his trusty powerglove and begins stomping a helpless teenager into the ground Super Mario style? NECA Toys remembers all too well!
Below you'll find a first look at the new Powerglove Freddy collectible based on that moment of complete absurdity from Freddy's "last" film. The cool part? It's just as goofy looking as the scene itself was. I mean, just look at the expression on his face! It's friggin' priceless. NECA also released an image of a pre-burn Springwood Slasher collectible which you can find at the very bottom of this story.
NECA hasn't commented on whether or not these figures will be part of its Series 4 line of Elm Street collectibles yet, but we expect to hear something either way during or around the little show known as the San Diego Comic-Con.
More casting news has come in for the big screen adaptation of James Dashner's The Maze Runner as young Jacob Latimore has signed up for a role in the flick which finds teenagers wading through a maze for their very lives!
Latimore (pictured) will join the previously announced Dylan O’Brien ("Teen Wolf"), Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Filming begins this month in Baton Rouge for a February 14, 2014, release. Gotham Group is producing The Maze Runner with 20th Century Fox. Noah Oppenheim and James Dashner (author of the novel) wrote the script. Wes Ball directs.
Look for more on this flick soon!
Here's the book's synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Now that it's currently available on VOD and heading to Blu-ray/DVD in August, the official red band trailer for the home invasion thriller Hate Crime has finally arrived.
The second feature film by James Cullen Bressack, Hate Crime is a labor of love from a dedicated group of people looking to make something different. It is a violent, realistic portrayal of one of our worst nightmares: being attacked in our home. It is available now exclusively on psykikjunkypictures.com for $6.66, but hurry because it will only be online for a little longer before its Blu-ray/DVD release through Unearthed Films.
Hate Crime was written and produced by Bressack and Jarret Cohen and stars Jody Barton, Tim Moran, Ian Roberts, Nick Clark, Maggie Wagner, Greg Depetro, Debbie Diesel, and Sloane Morgan Siegel.
A Jewish family, just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son's birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal meth-crazed neo-Nazi lunatics...
For more info visit the Hate Crime Facebook page.
Like most projects R.I.P.D. had its fair share of problems on its way to the big screen, and recently screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay discussed the lengthy process and even a bit more. Check it out!
“A lot of the core scenes from our early drafts are still there," Matt Manfredi tells Collider. "They’ve remained through every version of the script. I think where it changed a little bit from the first draft to the last draft is that it just got bigger and bigger in scope. And so, the finale was a smaller set piece in our first draft and it developed. We were in a meeting recently, and we were like, “Do you remember when this ended on a farm, like Witness?””
Hay adds, “…But in the movie, it’s a lot of two guys driving around in a car together and driving each other insane. That’s what this movie is and what’s it’s always been. I think that Jeff and Ryan do incredibly well together.”
Universal Pictures' R.I.P.D. stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Tobias Segal, and Robert Knepper.
Robert Schwentke directed the project, which follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world. Jeff Bridges plays Reynolds' ghostly partner.
Universal Pictures' supernatural farce has been scheduled for July 19, 2013.
Welcome to the Rest in Peace Department--the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat ... reporting to one boss." Yep--THAT boss. Nick Cruz died an untimely death at the height of his personal and professional life. Why did he join the R.I.P.D.? Well, not knowing the identity of his killer has left his soul a bit ... restless. Now he hunts some of the most fiendish creatures, hoping for the chance to find out who set him up so he can get into heaven.
Yet another bloody clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review) has arrived, and it states emphatically that the film's big bad is completely ready to kill every single person in it!
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
Finally a release date is officially in sight for the long awaited film Frankenstein's Army (review). Read on for the first details regarding when you'll be able to take up arms and join the undead fight!
From the Press Release
Dark Sky Films today announced that it will open writer-director Richard Raaphorst’s FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY in select cities July 26th. The highly anticipated film, which recently screened to acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam.
Filmed in Prague, FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY marks the feature debut of Dutch director Richard Raaphorst and has already received high critical acclaim.
FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY is the latest addition to MPI/Dark Sky Films' acclaimed original high-end genre productions. The company was also behind highly praised genre films such as Ti West’s The Innkeepers and The House of the Devil , Adam Green’s Hatchet II and upcoming Hatchet III, the upcoming Late Phases, and also Jim Mickle’s Stake Land.
Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades - a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.