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Ferocious New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Images

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:21

Another pair of images have surfaced from the upcoming epic known as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and between this and Godzilla we may all die and go to geek heaven. Check 'em out!

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).




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New Godzilla Image Gets Up Close and Personal

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:14

Here's the thing... we could be sitting in a nuclear powered tank that is armed to the death with the most advanced weaponry in the world at our finger tips and if this behemoth walked by we'd probably just shit our pants and start crying.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.







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Another International Trailer Arrives to Deliver Us from Evil

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:17

A new, slightly longer international trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil has arrived from Sony/Screen Gems, and it shows off even more of the spooky shenanigans heading our way this summer.

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

Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.

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

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Set Visit Coverage: Tom Woodruff, Jr. Talks Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:00

Tom Woodruff, Jr., is a celebrated and award-winning special effects makeup artist, and now he’s stepping into the directorial arena with Fire City: Interpreter of Souls. Dread Central was lucky enough to get an exclusive look-see on a special day. (There were demon fights!)

At the lovely location (an art deco building and mini-campus) in Los Angeles, we not only got a chance to interview everyone and watch filming – we even got a bunch of cool photos you won’t see anywhere else!

Dread Central: You have been with this project for a while, right?

Tom Woodruff Jr.: Through a couple different iterations. The first time I was ever made aware of it was when (the writer-producers) Brian and Michael came to me a couple of years ago with a script, I believe it was Fire City: Demon in the Darkness. And the script was honestly hard to get through because I am going through it in terms of what would the creature effects cost. I went in knowing that it was unbelievably packed with not just makeup but winged demons and creatures. It was just so huge that it read without a doubt like a studio film... a big CG movie. Like a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings thing, which was all going to be digital. I feel like I have seen this movie so many times, and they are never interesting to me anymore. The visuals are all so much the same. To me they become almost interchangeable. So I read the script, saying this is what it’s going to be, but they said no, we want to do all practical creatures. Which to me made it such a huge challenge! To think that anyone had the interest to do it in a practical way! That they would want to mount this kind of a project. So that was a huge starting point.

The first thing we decided to do was to create a trailer to try and get interest in the project. We decided to do this one character, which is the gigantic horn demon. So we did that and got the trailer made. Based on that trailer alone they started getting offers from studios and producers who wanted to make the movie.

DC: So how did you actually decide you were going to direct this particular one?

TWJ: At that point I was like, 'Look, I really want to direct this,' but they were a bit reluctant. So, to see what I would do with the material, we decided to do this ten-minute short called the Interpreter of Signs. It was a three-person job and we shot it out in two days. It got some really good reaction, and I loved working with Brian and Michael as producers and they liked working with me as a director so we just decided to go into this thing with our heads down and just make it work.

Kickstarter made this movie possible. I already had enough of a presence on Kickstarter because of studioADI, which is owned and operated by Alec Gillis and I. Alec had raised a lot of money to do a film called Harbinger Down, which Dread Central has been good about plugging and making people aware of. So, in the end, that and Fire City got funded and we both got this opportunity that we had both been wanting for years and years. Even when we were doing creature stuff, part of us always wanted to be able to be filmmakers. So finally thirty years later it was happening.

DC: As the director, what are you hoping the audience will take away from this film?

TWJ: I want the audience to see this as a great story first off. The audience has to experience some kind of an emotional content. Then through the makeups and the characters I try and create that. I just want people to accept my creations from the beginning as characters, not as creatures. So to me the biggest hurdle will not be making this movie in 18 days, but having the audience get on board right upfront by seeing these creations are more than just 'cool monster makeups.'

DC: I know there is a lot of action, there are demon fights and there are monsters and makeup, but can you talk a little bit about the dramatic aspect of it in the storyline?

TWJ: Like all good stories about monsters, it’s about the characters. It’s about the predicament they find themselves in. In the film we have a human girl who this demonic character is forced to save in an effort to salvage his ongoing demon world himself. So it’s this great pairing of this totally innocent human and this sort of jaded creature. It’s very much like Humphrey Bogart or Fred MacMurray film noir characters from the Forties. The truth is, as much as I love monsters, I also love movies from the Forties like Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, etc. I love the term 'hard-boiled characters,' and that is what the Fire City characters are in my film. I really want Fire City to be evocative of a style of filmmaking that we haven’t seen for a while... if nothing else just to shake things up.

DC: I know you are kind of editing while you’re shooting, so how much can you be involved in the editing process?

TWJ: I have to be involved. Right now while we are shooting, the editors are doing an assembly, which is basically cutting what my preferred takes are just in the right order and not doing any real shaving. Once we are done shooting, then he will finish putting it all together. I will go back into it with him and with Brian and Michael and we will look at it and it will become something new. Scenes evolve. They're made once when they are written, made a second time when they are shot, and made a third time in the editing room. Each time they change somewhat.

DC: What was your favorite part of making the film?

TWJ: My favorite part has been the actual production because we had very little pre-production cause we had very little money. We didn’t have the money to pre-produce anything. Brian and Michael were good enough to get me like three days of rehearsals with actors, which is really hard to do on a movie of this level, but it made a difference. We worked out some of the scenes with most of the cast and we created a kind of spine to work with, but now we are in the real environment with the real set pieces and so things evolve and they get better because the actors bring something to it. So to me it’s just been a blast to see things evolve. There has never been a single boring moment on this set, as opposed to bigger movies I have done.

The film centers around a fragile balance that exists between humankind and the demons who secretly live among them and the crisis for all when this balance is broken.

Harry Shum plays an abusive alcoholic boyfriend who suddenly transforms into a caring and loving person, along with the rest of the humans in his seedy tenement building. Dependent on human misery for survival, the demons in the building begin to starve.

Writer-producers Brian Lubocki and Michael Hayes successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for the film in August 2013. For more info visit the official Fire City website, "like" Fire City on Facebook, and follow Fire City on Twitter (@interpreterfilm).

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Get Ready to Check Out Some Local Hauntings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:30

Around these parts we're absolute suckers for paranormal TV programming. Sure, 99.9% of it ends up with us watching people walking around in the dark and finding absolutely nothing, but still, there's a charm to them. The next one coming is titled simply "Local Hauntings." Take a look!

"'Local Hauntings' is the next era of paranormal ghost shows," says Anthony Daniel of Dream Comet Studios. "This show is built by the fans for the fans. The concept of making the audience feel like they are with us on the investigation is our mindset."

"'Local Hauntings' will have two states each season kind of battle one another for a grade... the audience/fans [will] get to vote on what state we visit and be able to grade each episode."

Daniel continues, "Our goal is to do the whole USA, which means that this show will be around for 25 seasons. Also, the audience will have a chance to vote on their top 10 favorite locations within a state if the state gets voted in, which is pretty cool. We will have a live talk show after the episode like 'The Talking Dead' to go over more findings and to give a few details about next's week episode, along we have a few special guests so far aboard for this project, which I'm not able to state yet, but they are big names in the paranormal field."

"In each state we will cast local ghost hunters because who better knows the local hauntings of a state than the people that live there? Each episode will get graded/scored on 3 subjects, which are the HISTORY of the location, ACTIVITY of the site during the investigation, and what the PEOPLE think of the location. Each episode will be out of 10 points, with 10 the highest a location can score. Our team will first score it; then we will have the audience vote in and see what they think to find out the official grade. Once a state is done, it will get a grade/score out of 100, so it will get a letter grade like school - A is 100-90 and so on. At the moment, we have a few major networks that are interested in seeing the pilot, which starts filming this month (April)."

Which state will hold the scariest haunted places in America? I guess we'll be finding out soon enough!

For more info visit the official "Local Hauntings" website, "like" "Local Hauntings" on Facebook, and follow "Local Hauntings" on Twitter.

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The Zombinator Heading to a DVD Rampage Near You!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:15

Word has come our way that The Zombinator is heading to DVD, and we're sure he'll be back. Then back again... Then back once more... I guess you could pretty much repeat this until someone lands a well placed headshot on him!

Synopsis
A town relies on one man to save them from planned destruction in The Zombinator, coming to DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

While filming a documentary in a small Ohio town, a group of college students come face to face with the undead, turning the class project into an horrific nightmare.

Behind the zombie takeover is an evil corporation intent on lowering the town’s population, and a mercenary working for the company, the Colonel (Patrick Kilpatrick; Minority Report, Eraser, Last Man Standing), has exposed the locals to an infectious serum.

Now, their only hope of survival is the Zombinator (Joseph Aviel; Divergent), a former soldier-turned-zombie killer, who must protect them from the Colonel and fend off the walking dead… But can one man save them all?

The Zombinator is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and 5.1 digital surround sound.

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Horror Icons Attending this Weekend's Screenings of Star-Studded Flick The Butterfly Room

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00

It's been awhile since we've had anything to report about Jonathan Zarantonello's The Butterfly Room, which is loaded with familiar faces from horror movies past. Today we're happy to report that the film is screening in California this weekend, and we've got all the details for ya. Read on!

Two separate screenings will take place at North Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 theater, on both Friday and Saturday night. Star Heather Langenkamp will be on hand for the Friday night showing while fellow horror icons/stars Barbara Steele and James Karen (Return of the Living Dead) will be hosting Q&A sessions on Saturday night.

You'll find full screening information over on The Butterfly Room's official website!

Also starring are P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Erica Leerhsen, and Camille Keaton.

Synopsis
Ann, a reclusive, elegant lady with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother-daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections.

Confronted by Alice's other lady friends, Ann's shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre crimes that Ann will have to commit to preserve her harmless and deceptive appearances. The only one who recognizes there's something unsettling about Ann is nine-year-old Julie, her next-door neighbor's daughter.

With the inevitable curiosity of a child, Julie begins to explore the corners of Ann's apartment, discovering a dark secret hidden in the walls of the forbidden butterfly room. No one believes what she's seen except for Ann's estranged daughter, Dorothy. Horrified, she realizes that the fate of the young girl lies in her hands. To save both Julie and herself, she must summon up the courage to confront an evil that has haunted her for years.

With special effects created by Academy Award winning AFX Studio and elegant and refined visuals, in contrast with the sickness of the story, The Butterfly Room is an all-female story, an American thriller with a European soul.

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Hungry? Why Not Feed the Devil a Trailer?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30

So, the headline has us wondering... Just what would the devil eat? Our best guess is Taco Bell with a White Castle chaser downed with a 2-liter of Faygo. Still, that's of little consequence... we're talking about a new indie flick here!

From director Max Perrier comes your first look at Feed the Devil starring Jared Cohn, Ardis Barrow, Victoria Rose Curtain, Brandon Perrault, Nahka Bertrand, Tyson Houseman, Astrid Auza, Nicholas York, Marco Collin, and Alan Harrington.

Synopsis
A hunt for easy money turns into a deadly search for a missing loved one as outsiders confront the evil forces behind a Native American myth.

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Here Piggy, Piggy! Come to DVD!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:15

What is it about the visage of a dude wearing a pig snout that just screams horror movie psycho? Hopefully the latest slasher flick Piggy will be able to answer that question and much more! Read on for details!

Synopsis
A grieving brother takes justice into his own hands with the help of a new friend in the bloody revenge thriller Piggy, slashing up DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

When John (Neil Maskell; Kill List, Atonement, Basic Instinct 2) is brutally murdered, his shy, mild-mannered brother, Joe (Martin Compston; The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Red Road), finds solace in Piggy (Paul Anderson; The Sweeney, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), one of John’s long-time friends.

Taking the reclusive, grieving brother under his wing, Piggy teaches Joe his gritty, vigilante ways. As their friendship grows, Joe finds himself in an increasingly dangerous, murky world of violence and revenge as the duo embark on a bloody mission to exact justice upon John’s killers.

As his life collapses around him, Joe begins to question his mentor’s ways… Now, could he be the next one on the butcher’s block?

Also starring Josh Herdman (the Harry Potter franchise), Ed Skrein (Ill Manors, The Sweeney, HBO’s "Game of Thrones"), and Louise Dylan (Vampire Killers), Piggy is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35:1) and 5.1 digital surround sound. 

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Video Interview - Jared Harris Talks The Quiet Ones

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:00

Hammer's firing on all cylinders when it comes to promotion of their new flick The Quiet Ones, and right now we have a two-part video interview with one of the film's stars - Jared Harris. Check it out!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:
The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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Exclusive Preview: Syfy's Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:30

On Monday, April 14, at 8PM, Syfy will be premiering its newest series, "Metal Hurlant Chronicles". The show is imported from French company WE Productions and follows the sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant, better known in the United States as Heavy Metal.

We got a sneak peek and will let you know what to expect.

The episode Syfy shared with Dread Central is "King's Crown," based on a bloody tournament being held to determine the new king as the previous ruler is nearing death.

The episode is absolutely loaded with awesome fighting action featuring Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins. The athleticism and choreography displayed in the various dueling scenes is easily worth the price of admission here.

Aside from the fighting, which is obviously the centerpiece of the episode, the acting is okay and the digital effects are very good at times, but not always consistent. There are a few spots where the computer-generated images look a bit cheesy, but other times when they are outstanding.

The setting appears to be medieval times at first, but we soon see the presence of droids. We learn that the society was once a technological haven, but a corpulent and malicious king stripped his people of all technology and plunged them back into a new dark ages, keeping the technology for himself. (He did still have a Facebook page, but being the only one with access, it became kind of boring. Okay, that part's not true.)

Overall, the episode was a lot of fun. The action was top-notch, and although the acting might not have been Oscar-worthy, it was good enough to carry the story, which had a nice twist ending. And each new episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" will feature a new cast, new world, and whole new story, making for a completely fresh experience every time. It's definitely worth tuning in to Syfy next Monday to see the premiere episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."

Synopsis
Based on the popular comics anthology Metal Hurlant, each of the 12-episodes in this series take place on a different planet with a different cast, linked together by the presence of an asteroid, which plays a vital role in their lives – and the future of their civilization. The international cast includes James Marsters, Rutger Hauer, Michael Jai White, and Joe Flanigan.

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Sign Up for The Fear Project

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:15

Word of a new horror anthology film has come our way called The Fear Project, and we have your first look at the trailer for this coming in 2015 fright fest! Read on for that and more details. Go on! You know you wouldn't be here if you had something else to do!

The Fear Project will feature four tales of terror from directors Alex Deck, Owen Mulligan of DeadFi, Dion Cavallaro and Paul Thomas of Freeze Frame Films (The Eidolon State), Douglas A. Plomitallo of ScaredStiffTV, and Kenny Collins of Enter Viral Media.

The Fear Project is a Canadian/American/Australian found footage horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S. It aims to take the idea started by the geniuses behind that film and turn it on its head, presenting gripping psychological horror tales which have a strong contrast to the gory, often overtly violent tones of V/H/S.

Synopsis
After their friend becomes the latest victim in a chain of throat slashing murders, two young men go to the scene of the crime to investigate. While there, they discover a room lined wall-to-wall with old television sets and a plethora of terrifying videos, each containing a piece of the puzzle. What they ultimately discover will change their lives forever.

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Exclusive Interview: Jaime Pressly Talks A Haunted House 2 Too!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00

In A Haunted House 2, Jaime Pressly plays Megan – the lighter side of an interracial couple with more than the usual problems. A mother of two, she and her kids move in with Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) – but little does she know his possessed ex-girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) is living right next door...

And there’s nothing worse than a scorned demonic woman.

Pressly is no stranger to the horror genre (her first starring role was in the straight to video sequel to Poison Ivy, back in 1997), but she’s mostly known for comedy (the actress won two Emmys for her performance as Joy in "My Name Is Earl") – so what could be more perfect than mixing the two for A Haunted House 2?

We had a chance to sit down with Ms. Pressly at a press junket in Beverly Hills and get the scary scoop, 1:1.

Dread Central: Tell me a little about how you came on to this project with Marlon.

Jaime Pressly: Well, I mean they basically approached me with it, to see if I wanted to do it and I read it, met with the producers, and director. And of course Marlon. Marlon and I have known each other for fifteen years, so this was a great opportunity to finally work together. And you know, that was that. Shoots in L.A., so I didn’t have to take my son out of school. I was all for it.

DC: So for horror fans, what can they expect? I know there is a lot of parodies in this one. What are some of your favorites that they kind of send up?

JP: I think just in general because they were really good at, Marlon and Rick who wrote it were really good about touching on every single horror film that was made. So I mean, it kind of spans every generation because you can look back at The Exorcist and then you can look at the ones like The Conjuring. Like… we completely rebuilt the set of The Conjuring. So we have the identical set to that for one part of it. Anyway, I think the greatest part is though we spoof all the horror films and it’s a comedy we still scare the crap out of people. Everybody gets scared and then you turn around and ten seconds later they are laughing because they realize, ‘Oh My God they just scared me with something that I have seen a million times in films’ and now you’re laughing because we pointed out what you were just afraid of. You know what I mean. It’s the stereotypical thing that scares you all the time for some reason and we point it out. And to the fact that it’s all the stereotypes we make fun of in general with race and what ever else. It’s pretty funny.

DC: I interviewed Essence on the set, she is so sweet. But she doesn’t like you much in the movie though, right?

JP: No, but you don’t know… Well, my character doesn’t know. My character is oblivious to everything.

DC: So, do you have any interaction with the creepy doll? (I saw her on set, great replica) Everyone seems to love the Abigail doll, which is of course, a play on Annabelle from The Conjuring.

JP: You know, the person that interacts with her the most is Marlon. But we did have her in our room. You know, it’s again… my character is oblivious. My character didn’t realize that she was turning her head or watching us during our sex scene. My character had no idea until way after the fact that she (the doll) knew what was going on. So its mainly Marlon who interacts with her.

DC: He has got such a sense of comedic timing and that’s also really important in horror, so can you tell me what it was like to act with him in some of those wacky yet scary scenes?

JP: It is always great when working on a comedy, comedy is my first love, and to be able to work with somebody who is uninhibited as I am when it comes to comedy and unafraid and quick and you know on their toes and ready at all times it makes for a really good team. And he and I work really well together. We both are really unafraid to push the envelope. We kind of loved to push the envelope and make people a little uncomfortable at times. That’s part of what comedy is about, laughing at yourself. And he and I both love doing that. It was really great to team up with somebody who likes to do comedy the same way that I do. We work really well together. He is an incredible comic. He has great timing and he would do a twenty-minute take if you would let him. (laughter) He would just keep going and going and going...

The sequel to A Haunted House catches back up with Malcolm (Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle, and Cedric The Entertainer star.

Open Road Films is releasing the spoof, which is directed by Michael Tiddes and co-written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez, on April 18th.

Synopsis
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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Official Synopsis Arrives for the Supernatural: Tribes Pilot (Supernatural Episode 9.20)

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:55

We've been waiting a long while (since last summer's San Diego Comic-Con, when we first heard about it) for the official synopsis of the planted pilot for the "Supernatural" spinoff known as "Supernatural: Bloodlines," and it's finally arrived!

"Supernatural" Episode 9.20 - "Bloodlines" (airs 4/29/14, 9-10pm):
SAM AND DEAN INVESTIGATE MONSTER FAMILIES IN CHICAGO — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case in Chicago, where they discover that various mafia-esque monster families are, unknown to humans, running the underbelly of Chicago.

One is a family of shapeshifters run by Margo Lassiter (guest star Danielle Savre), whose leadership is thrown into question when her brother, David (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic), returns home. The other reigning family in town is made up of werewolves, lead by Julian Duval (guest star Sean Faris).

While in Chicago, Sam and Dean meet Ennis (guest star Lucien Laviscount), a man with a personal vendetta against the monsters. The Winchesters warn Ennis about heading into the hunter lifestyle, but Ennis refuses to listen and starts down a dangerous path.

Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.

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Final Three Penny Dreadful Character Posters Unveiled!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:18

On tap right now is your first look at a trio of new "Penny Dreadful" character posters including Victor Frankenstein - a Romantic poet-turned-surgeon fascinated with the mysteries of life and death, Sir Malcolm - a hardened African explorer determined to right the wrongs of his past, and Sembene - Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.

Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Harry Treadaway (Dr. Frankenstein), Rory Kinnear (The Creature), Billie Piper (Brona Croft), and Eva Green (Vanessa Ives) star. Danny Sapani portrays Sembene.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Related Story: Penny Dreadful - Introducing Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

Synopsis
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!

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Work Comes First in this Sneak Peek of Supernatural Episode 9.18 - Meta Fiction

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:48

One thing we've learned about the Winchesters over our many years of watching "Supernatural" is that for the brothers work always comes first, as evidenced by this new clip from Episode 9.18, "Meta Fiction."

"Supernatural" Episode 9.18 - "Meta Fiction" (airs 4/15/14, 9-10pm): METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion.

Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.

For more info visit "Supernatural" on cwtv.com, "like" "Supernatural" on Facebook, and follow @CW_spn on Twitter.




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A Monster Calls in 2016

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:38

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have announced an October 14, 2016, release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film is produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Synopsis:
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith.

Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.

More on this one as it comes.

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The Last of Us for PS4 FINALLY Confirmed

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:52

The truly amazing in every way video game The Last of Us is about to get even better as Sony has announced and confirmed that a special remastered edition of the hot property is officially on its way to the PlayStation 4. Read on for details and art!

From the Press Release
Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements.

We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.

In addition to all the technical updates, we’re also including an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award-winning Voice Actress Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.

We’ve released a ton of additional content since The Last of Us launched in June 2013, including our first ever single player expansion, Left Behind. We’re happy to say that the major content releases will be included with The Last of Us Remastered:

  • Left Behind single player expansion
  • Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack
  • Reclaimed Territories pack – details will be coming soon on exactly what is included

    Whether you are new to The Last of Us or have played it already on the PS3, we hope you are all looking forward to this release. We are!

    You can preorder The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 right now from many of your favorite retailers and receive these preorder bonuses:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

    If you preorder on the PlayStation Store, you will receive three extra preorder bonuses to unlocks in Factions multiplayer:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode

    Now that we’ve finally gotten the official announcement out of the way, we’ll be keeping you updated regularly about The Last of Us Remastered until it releases summer 2014.

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    Full Cast Reveal - See Who's Going Sundowning on M. Night Shyamalan

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:25

    The full cast has been revealed for M. Night Shyamalan's latest foray into the world of the spooky known as Sundowning, and we have all the details you need minus the twist. That will come, as always, at the end.

    The pillar of journalistic integrity known as IMDb has posted the cast (so take this with a grain of salt).

    In addition to the previously announced Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, it seems Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano have all been added to the cast.

    Black Swan's costumer Amy Westcott and production designer Therese DePerez are working on the film alongside French cinematographer Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler).

    Hahn plays a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong. Oxenbould plays her son, who is protective of his sister.

    No other plot details were immediately available, as Shyamalan prefers to surprise his audience. However, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.

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    New Poster for The Demolisher Isn't Monkeying Around

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:14

    We first told you about the "hyper-violent" new film from Latefox Pictures entitled The Demolisher back in February and today we have a brand spanking new bit of teaser art for you cats to chew on! Dig it!

    Check out the goods below via Bloody Disgusting.

    From the Press Release:
    Latefox Pictures will be slamming into production with The Demolisher, scheduled to begin shooting in late spring 2014.

    Directed by Gabriel Carrer (In the House of Flies), The Demolisher chronicles the story of a man named Bruce (Ry Barrett; The Drownsman), an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife, Samantha (Tianna Nori; Clean Break), a former policewoman and survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steers him down a dark path of vigilantism. With his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia, and overwhelming sense of condemnation, Bruce channels his inner rage, punishing a young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano; The Unabomber Manifesto), and finding refuge in a world of intense violence.

    The Demolisher is both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, resulting in an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far. “The film is complex and character-driven, dealing with an outpouring of raw emotion,” said director Carrer, also one of the film’s producers. “It delicately juggles our sympathetic nature and reactions to chance encounters with the dangerous and addicted intoxication of violence. The film’s narrative pertains to the film industry, or any industry for that matter, and the level of abuse that can be endured,” he concludes.

    Award-winning cinematographer Martin Buzora (Neverlost) will capture the film’s fresh hyper-visual aesthetic. Along with Carrer, The Demolisher is produced by Barrett, AK Lamm, Duane Frey, Christian Burgess, Martin Buzora, Nathan Hawkins, and Andrew Wood.

    For further information, visit the official The Demolisher Facebook page, which will be regularly updated with concept artwork and sneak previews from the upcoming soundtrack, produced worldwide by talented and upcoming electronic music producers and remixers.

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