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Dead 7 Trailer Says Bye Bye Bye to Zombies

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:44

The Syfy network has cooked up some pretty wacky movies in the past, to say the very least, but Dead 7 looks to take the madness to a whole new level. Co-written by Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, the flick sees Carter and a handful of fellow ’90s boy band icons battling the undead, and we’ve got the trailer for ya today.

Courtesy of The Asylum, the film premieres April 1 on Syfy.

Directed by Danny Roew, Dead 7 stars Backstreet Boys members Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone, O-Town’s Jacob Underwood, 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons, as well as Debra Wilson and Nick Carter’s wife, Lauren Kitt Carter.

Synopsis:
A ragtag band of gunslingers operating during a post-apocalyptic zombie plague.

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New Green Room Trailers Take a Sinister Turn

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:31

A pair of new trailers for Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room hit the Net today – one for the UK and the other for international audiences, and you can have a look at them both right here!

The film arrives in the UK on May 13th courtesy of Altitude Films and tells the story of a band’s encounter with a group of neo-Nazis and their deranged leader (Patrick Stewart).

The violent thriller also stars Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin, Mark Webber, and Macon Blair (Blue Ruin).

As for its US release, it will open in select theaters on April 1 — April Fools’ Day. After expanding to additional theaters on April 8, it will hit screens nationwide on April 15.

Synopsis:
Down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights agree to a last-minute gig in a backwoods Oregon roadhouse. The gig soon takes a sinister turn as the band members stumble upon a grisly murder scene and find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, determined to eliminate all witnesses.

The gang of killers soon discover they are facing bigger talent for fighting back than they expected. A fight for survival lies ahead that requires as much inspired ingenuity as it does frenzied, bloody physical combat.

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You’re Invited to See a Sneak Peek of Bates Motel Episode 4.03 – Til Death Do You Part

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:00

We have a feeling the wedding bells that Norma Bates and Sheriff Romero will be hearing this coming Monday night could very well turn into funeral bells soon… but in the meantime we wish them nothing but the best.

Here’s a sneak peek of “Bates Motel” Episode 4.03, “Til Death Do You Part,” along with some teaser art highlighting the upcoming nuptials.

“Bates Motel” Episode 4.03 – “Till Death Do You Part” (3/21/16)
Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Romero (Nestor Carbonell) take a big step together, but neither knows what it means to the other. And as Norman (Freddie Highmore) struggles to accept his new circumstances, Dylan (Max Thieriot) attempts to shed old business.

For more info visit “Bates Motel” on AEtv.com, “like” “Bates Motel” on Facebook, and stop by “Bates Motel” on Instagram.

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See an Exclusive Clip from Damien Episode 1.03 – The Deliverer

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:00

We’re loving A&E’s “Damien” around here, and right now we have an exclusive – and huge – scene from Episode 1.03, “The Deliverer,” to share in which the unknowing Antichrist comes to grip with his past.

Spoilers abound. You’ve been warned. It’s all for you…

Related Story:  Damien Episode 1.02 – Second Death: Recap and Review with Spoilers

“Damien” Episode 1.03 – “The Deliverer” (3/21/16)
Damien (Bradley James) consults an old friend about Ann Rutledge’s (Barbara Hershey) intentions, while Simone (Megalyn Echikunwoke) turns to the Church for answers. Shay (David Meunier) comes face to face with an unexpected visitor. After a mysterious death, Rutledge gains Damien’s trust.

Check out our clip along with a preview of the episode below.

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Bloodborne Getting an Official Card Game Spin-off

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 13:00

Eric Lang, the designer of Marvel Dice Masters and the XCOM board game, has taken to Twitter to explain his latest endeavour: an official card game based on last year’s video game Bloodborne.

Have a look at what he had to say in the series of Tweets below:

For those who follow me and have gotten to know my silly codenames for games-in-progress, this is Project Dream. pic.twitter.com/fqoKqJwCQx

— Eric Lang (@eric_lang) March 16, 2016

Bloodborne is indeed licensed. It is a simple but highly deep and interactive card game. From @CMONGames. No minis! But sweet components.

— Eric Lang (@eric_lang) March 16, 2016

Bloodborne is a card game based on the Chalice dungeon runs, where players compete to kill monsters and take their blood. But don’t die!

— Eric Lang (@eric_lang) March 16, 2016

Bloodborne: risk management with a bit of groupthink, inventory management/upgrades and tactical play in an intense 30 minute card game.

— Eric Lang (@eric_lang) March 16, 2016

My goal with Bloodborne was to channel the intensity and frustration of the video game into a contest between players. Lots of death.

— Eric Lang (@eric_lang) March 16, 2016

Damn you, Twitter and your stupid 140-character rule! The guy clearly had a lot to say and was frustrated that he had to do it via multiple tweets. Well, whatever… it’s great that Bloodborne is being turned into a card game. Especially for players who found the video game too damn hard to complete.

Apart from the above, we don’t have any more details yet, but we’ll let you know when we find out the release date.

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Chomp on the First Trailer for The Shallows

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 12:53

The Shallows is heading our way in June from Sony Pictures, and the film’s first trailer has arrived. Check it out along with an international version and the poster, and let us know what you think… does it have enough bite?

Blake Lively stars along with Óscar Jaenada and Sedona Legge. The Shallows (formerly known as In the Deep) was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Anthony Jaswinski.

For more info visit the film’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Synopsis:
Nancy (Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a Great White and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.

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Robert Englund to Play a Blind Man for the First Time in Havana Darkness

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 12:00

Robert Englund may be turning 69 this year, but the Freddy Krueger actor and one of the most recognisable faces in horror is showing no signs of slowing down, with his next film, Havana Darkness, going into production early next month. Full details below.

From the Press Release:
“Havana Darkness” is a joint production of Bulgarian-based Open Frames and new York’s Golden Celba Productions. Directed by Guillermo Ivan, the film stands out as the first ever English language thriller to be shot in Cuba.

Magi Halvadijan and Loris Curci produce together with Ivan and associate Zair Montes, with principal photography beginning April 2, in New York City. The crew will then move to Havana later in April.

“We are telling a very scary story, loosely based on the discovery of a manuscript that was said to have been written by Ernest Hemingway, during his stay in the Caribbean Island,” says director Guillermo Ivan.

Havana Darkness lines up an international crew and cast from Europe, U.S. and Cuba.
“We are making history here”, concludes Halvadijan.

The project saw life a few months ago in the offices of Open Frames, a subsidiary of Global Group, the largest independent production company in Bulgaria. The very same people that have produced Nightworld, directed by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods), and starring Jason London and Robert Englund.

A drama that ventures into horror, Nightworld is scheduled to make its official debut at the Cannes film market this coming May.

“I had never played a blind man before”, jokes Englund “It was challenging, fun and my character had some great lines… Nightworld is one of the scariest scripts I have read in a long time. The story is haunting and original, and opens up to possible sequels…”

Jason London, of Dazed and Confused fame, states that “American film makers could learn a thing or three from shooting films in Bulgaria. Top drawer artistry, passion and talent have not been forgotten there…”.

Open Frames is also working on a TV series titled Samodivi.

“It”s about beautiful witches who are the essence of pure evil,” explains CEO and creator Magi Halvadjian, who went out to hire showrunner Robert Parigi, of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and director David Boyd (The Walking Dead, Dark Skies).

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Alexandre Aja Curates a Horror Collection for Shudder

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:30

Last month The Witch director Robert Eggers kicked off Shudder’s “curated” collection of horror films hand-picked by some of the genre’s brightest rising stars, and this month it’s French filmmaker Alexandre Aja’s turn.  Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Shudder, the diabolical horror streaming service backed by AMC Networks, continues to expand its offerings for horror fans. As part of Shudder’s guest curator initiative, director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes [2006], Piranha 3D) has created a collection of his top five horror films, now live on the Shudder platform.

Aja’s collection is the second part of Shudder’s guest curator program, which kicked off last month with a collection by director/writer Robert Eggers (The Witch). Each guest curator carefully selects his/her top five horror films based on personal taste and impact on the genre. Shudder plans to continue the program on a monthly basis with collections from new guest curators.

Shudder houses a variety of films that span all decades and sub-genres of horror in detailed collections created by lead curators Colin Geddes and Sam Zimmerman. The full collection by Alexandre Aja, now available on Shudder, is detailed below (with comments from the filmmaker):

AUDITION
“This film is slow burning storytelling, like climbing up the Everest of horror. It’s the most unnerving Takashi Miike movie, deeply sensual and bloody disturbing. This feminist revenge story is every man’s nightmare and fantasy as well. If you can stomach it, she will move you and stay with you long after the end credits roll, making Fatal Attraction feel like a ‘Teletubbies’ episode.”

TETSUO
“Growing up on Akira, Tetsuo was – for me – the perfect development of man’s evolution into machine, or how the industrial world we are living in might ultimately consume us. This Cronenbergian hallucination is graphic, fetishist, expressionist, and a beautiful black and white journey. Somehow – it’s like the Japanese Eraserhead. Definitely cult!”

ANTICHRIST
“It’s been a long time since I had to stop watching a movie because it was too intense! The imagery is so haunting, every frame of that forest is a cinematic painting. The darkness of love stories and human relationships challenge the audience by taking them in the most remote and dark places of our own nature. The film is a provocative experience like a question mark burnt on your skin.”

ROOM 237
“Extreme, conspiratorial, funny – most of the crazy theories might be just pure fiction in this ode documentary, but it’s so exciting to milk the fantasy of the almighty Stanley around the making of The Shining. The idealistic vision of the ultimate filmmaker’s ability to layer subtext, hidden messages in every frame of one of the best movies ever made!”

HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
“The most honest attempt of depicting serial killers. No artifice. Nothing about the deaths themselves. No fear or suspense. Just the casual build-up and the cold aftermath. An immersion into the inconceivable mind of killers, and the performance by Michael Rooker is unforgettable.”

 

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Metro 2033 Unleashing Nuclear Horrors on the Big Screen

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:00

It may not be hugely recognisable in the West, but in its native Russia, the Metro 2033 franchise is huge. The original post-apocalyptic novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky would go onto spawn a franchise of over 30 books from various writers, in addition to two acclaimed first-person shooter video games.

A film adaptation of the series has been on the cards for a while, but as Variety kindly informs us, it’s now very close to happening. Producer Stephen L’Heureux and three-time Oscar nominee Michael De Luca have teamed up with Glukhovsky to help turn the novel into a film. Eugene Efuni, who originally bought them the project, is also on board as a producer. And who knows? If it’s a hit, we could have a potential move franchise on our hands.

Set in a post-apocalyptic Russia, the original zombie and monster filled novel, which was published in Russia in 2005, follows a young man called Artyom as he struggles to survive in underground metro stations, which have become havens shelters for what little remains of humanity from the creatures now roaming the wastelands.

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Upcoming Film Decay Proves that Friendship Is Deadly

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:30

Constant loneliness is the worst thing ever known to man. We’ve all been there, not having anyone by our side, having a ton of things that we want to say but nobody to say them to, even desperately imagining that those who left us, either by their own free will or by circumstances beyond their control, are still accompanying us as we go through life. It must be what solitary confinement in prison feels like.

So when Jonathan, a lonely groundskeeper at a theme park, befriends a young woman, all seems well at last. Too bad that she’s dead and her body’s beginning to decay…

That’s the premise of Decay, which is getting both a theatrical and VOD release next month. Read on for more info.

Featuring a “mesmerizing” performance by Rob Zabrecky, writer-director Joseph Wartnerchaney’s vividly nightmarish film focuses on a middle-aged groundskeeper at a local theme park who suffers from a debilitating case of OCD. One day his routine is disrupted by a surprise visitor in his basement: a beautiful young woman who, through a jarring turn of events, ends up dead. Jonathan panics and chooses not to report the dead girl. Instead, he invites her to dinner. Jonathan is happy to have a friend, until the police start closing in, and his mind, and the body of the girl, begins to decay.

Winner of the True Grit Award at the Denver Film Festival 2015, Decay also stars Lisa Howard (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Jackie Hoffman (Garden State), and Elisha Yaffe (TV’s “Better Call Saul”).

The “meticulous and engrossing” (Ain’t It Cool News) Decay hits theatres and On Demand April 8th from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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Juror 13 Manga Getting An American Film Adaption

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:00

Death Note isn’t the only manga getting a live-action American film adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Juror 13, a one-shot American manga-style graphic novel written by D. J. Milky, illustrated by Makoto Nakatsuka, and published by Tokyopop, will get the big-screen treatment, with filming beginning next year.

The book centred around an insurance claims salesman who is unwillingly drafted into jury duty, only for him to be hypnotised into becoming an insane killer. Hell, being forced to do jury duty will probably drive us all completely insane at one point.

Tokyopop CEO Stu Levy will produce, and Terminator 3 and 4 writer Mike Ferris will handle the screenplay.

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