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Awesome Art For Anchor Bay’s 80’s Slasher ‘Lost After Dark’ (Exclusive)

2 hours 46 min ago

If you thought the 80s were dead — think again!

We told you yesterday that, on September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. Qwe now have an exclusive look at the cover art from the directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, which is said to feature visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills,” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat.

Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

Produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and co-written by Bo Ransdell, Lost After Dark features Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn), Eve Harlow (“The 100″), Stephan James (Selma), Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2), Elise Gatien (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), Alexander Calvert (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow), and David Lipper (Black Widower), as well as fun cameos from Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Rick Rosenthal (Director of Halloween II & Halloween: Resurrection).

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Shocking Video of a Man Base Jumping to His Death

2 hours 52 min ago

God damn I love the internet.

Over on reddit I was directed to the following video in which a Russian man base jumps from the top of a building to his death.Watch and then power if you can ever believe anything on the Internet ever again (all UFO videos are now fake, guys). Imagine if they made Face of Death today? Oh, yeah, they were.

You may want to watch this before you eat lunch.

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Wolfmen Of Mars Release ‘Gamisu': Stream The Album

3 hours 7 min ago

Retrosynth group Wolfmen Of Mars have released their new album Gamisu and you should probably need to download it. While a lot of horror-themed retrosynth artists incorporate a heavy dance element to their music, Gamisu sounds more like the score to a film, a series of funky, synth-driven tracks that call to mind the advancement and destruction of various Kaiju.

The album is available to purchase for $3 via Bandcamp and a vinyl will be coming this July via Poisoned Mind records.

Head below to stream the full album.

GAMISU by WOLFMEN OF MARS

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‘Green Room’ Acquired for UK Release

3 hours 7 min ago

Broad Green Pictures’ Green Room, written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Murder Party), has been acquired by Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Film Entertainment for release in the UK.

In the Cannes title, Patrick Stewart stars as as Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.

Rounding out the cast is Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier’s Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.

In the crime thriller Green Room, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.

Principal photography began in and around Portland, OR. last October. Check out the first clip below.

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Exclusive ‘Der Samurai’ Clip Yields a Sword

3 hours 11 min ago

Part of last year’s Tribeca Film Festival line up was Till Kleinert’s German horror Der Samurai, which Patrick Cooper reviewed and called a violent allegory, while Daniel Baldwin said cuts a strange, but intriguing path.

Now, almost a year after its premiere, we have the first clip to celebrate its U.S. release on Blu-ray and DVD June 9th from Artsploitation.

A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke of his sword. Dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress.

Watch the trailer here.

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Vega Baby Releasing Resurrects a ‘Ghoul’

3 hours 23 min ago

Vega Baby Releasing has announced today that the film Ghoul will be available on VOD and DVD starting June 23, 2015. After filming in the Ukraine, the flick opened #1 in the Czech Republic and went on to become the highest grossing horror movie in Czech history, followed up by a limited U.S. theatrical release in March.

“Ghoul is a supernatural horror film involving the real life story of the Soviet Union’s most violent serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Three Americans travel to the Ukraine to film a documentary about the cannibalism epidemic that swept through the country during the famine of 1932. After being lured deep into the Ukraine forest for an interview with one of the last known survivors, they quickly find themselves trapped in a supernatural hunting ground.

Ghoul was written and directed by Petr Jakl and produced by J.B.J. Film. Rob Cohen, Joe Lynch and Luke Rivett are Executive Producers. Nancy Bishop and Frantisek Vondracek served as Co-Producers.

In addition, Vega Baby Productions has the action-thriller Everly, starring Salma Hayek, which debuted in theaters through Radius –TWC in February.

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Argentinian Giallo Horror ‘Francesca’ Looks Mesmerizing

3 hours 35 min ago

The duo Luciano Onetti and Nicolás Onetti, behind 2013’s Sonno Profondo (AKA Deep Sleep), returns with a new giallo, Francesca.

Bloody Disgusting has your first look at Francesca, starring Raul Gederlini, Silvina Grippaldi, Luis Emilio Rodríguez, and Gustavo D´Alessandro.

It’s incredible how old-school these look. I mean, the images seriously appear authentic, no?!

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not be the same girl who everyone knew…

The film is in Italian through Guante Negro Films.

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[Comic Review] “Ivar, Timewalker” #5 Continues The Series Perfect Streak

3 hours 56 min ago

Reviewed by Brady Steele. “Breaking History” really sums it up, doesn’t it? The new and ominously titled arc begins this month in Ivar, Timewalker #5. This creative team gives a refreshing approach to the tried and true time travel story month in and month out. They could give Doctor Who a genuine run for his money when it comes to creating blurring time loops, causing paradoxes and averting potential future timelines.

WRITTEN BY: Fred Van Lente

ART BY: Francis Portela

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 27 May 2015

I cannot deny that I love a good time travel story. This series has been downright pitch perfect since its debut. I have thoroughly enjoyed the inventive ways writer Fred Van Lente has spun out a very different attitude to time travel storytelling. Van Lente’s storytelling skills really make the reader pay attention to each panel. It’s fascinating and fun to see how everything gets more and more connected in the universe. He also manages to keep the intrigue moving by introducing doubt as to if destiny and things being set in stone time-wise are immovable.

Ivar is one of the three immortal brothers running around the Valiant Universe. He uses his Tachyon Compass to navigate time travel. Not only does he try to save the girl / inventor of time travel Neela Sethi, from the scary villain, he needs to save her from her cybernetic, dictator at the end of time future self. Readers get to see how truly powerful and universe ending future Neela and her city ship, OBLIV-1. Kudos to the art team of Francis Portela, Andrew Dalhouse and Dave Sharpe for pulling off the epic scale of the action going on in this chapter.

Ivar is a compelling character worth following. He seems to be doing things for noble reasons. He appears to have good intentions to saving all of creation. The fun part is seeing how manipulative he is going about it. Doing something good but going about it deviously is a great hook for any story. Add to it the layering of different eras, straight face lying to hero siblings and bribery with burgers and you have a tale that warrants your undivided attention.

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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[Comic Review] “Curb Stomp” #4 Statisfies A Craving

4 hours 1 min ago

Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman // @taylorcheckers

The girls of The Fever gang have seen some real dark shit and their only chance at survival is to protect each other and their home, Old Beach. Curb Stomp is a series full of betrayal, kidnapping, and plenty of killing, and this final issue brings all the brutality to the forefront with vengeance in full swing. Curb Stomp feels like a smoking a cigarette; there’s a rush of endorphins pumping, dopamine fulfillment, billowing smoke everywhere. This final issue makes me crave for more, mostly because the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying as I expected.

Story by: Ryan Ferrier

Art by: Devaki Neogi

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Release Date: 5/27/15

Price: $3.99

Ryan Ferrier and Devaki Neogi build a world of neon that can’t be ignored and shines a light into an underworld that rages with fire reds and brimstone yellow. There isn’t time to play shows, skate, or have family dinners anymore for the gang. Each member of the Fever has their own battle to fight within the war and any attempt at cleaning up this turf war mess only has only made it worse, especially involving the shady exchanges between the corrupt mayor and the self-described King of the Wrath. Machete Betty’s inner dialogue to guides us through the final battles as she focuses on rescuing Sweet Pea while the riot police have been called into Old Beach.

Drugs, gentrification, and dirty politics threaten the residents as much as the internal gang relations, so at this point in the story, everyone is on high alert. Scenes between the police and the members of Old Beach are as disturbing as they are powerful. The story doesn’t delve deep enough into issues of race, class, and gender as much as I wished it had given all the opportunities there were intrinsic to the setting and main characters.

Neogi’s style on the series combines the feel of the Hernandez brothers, very Love & Rockets both in tone and linework. Jeremy Lawson’s coloring separates Curb Stomp from almost every other current comic, there’s something so appealing about the lack of backgrounds in most panels because it shifts such attention to the characters themselves where their faces are front and center in a neon haven for the eyes.

The color pallet is the most striking aspect of the art: Blue, purple, and green take up the sky and foreboding black bleeds into the harsh red. The coloring is integral to the storytelling, highlighting shifting of alliances and the turning of the turf. Overall, it’s gory, but with a dash of cartoonish style that balances out the outright viscera spilling through the panels. However, so much of the detail was lost in this last issue that it looked more like a rough draft in comparison to the rest of the series. There were many times that characters weren’t well defined enough to determine who they were and far too often faces seemed awkwardly frozen and inappropriate for the scene.

Overall, Curb Stomp is an excellent mini-series that satisfies a taste for sweet, sweet revenge.

 

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[TV Review] “iZombie” Episode 1.11: ‘Astroburger’

4 hours 3 min ago

The past two cases of the week on iZombie, have been much stronger than most of the cases in the past for one reason: they are tied to the main season arc. This week’s case was another one that brought Liv closer into Blaine’s crosshairs  and Major out of the mental institution. The brain Liv ate this week also gave us one of the most interesting brain “powers” all season as it played with Liv’s mental state and caused her to hallucinate. 

Poor Scott E(berhard). He never stood a chance, did he? “Astroburger” opened with Major discovering Scott E.’s body with slit wrists in the bathtub. Not only did his death have its own little subplot (involving a rather  unprofessional doctor attempting to get pregnant), it had a direct connection to Blaine as well.

Blaine had been visiting Scoot E. (using the name John Deaux, no less), but once Liv let it slip that John had a video of the zombie attack on the boat (said video contained footage of a newly zombified Liv eating a corpse’s brains which, blech), he immediately went on a mission to find it. I’m not sure if I believe that Blaine would have been satisfied by simply burning down the apartment (it seems like he would actually want to have found the flash drive), but it was a good way to bring him into the story.

Anyway, Blaine met with Suzuki this week and we were able to see just how much control he has over him. Suzuki is clearly afraid of Blaine, and it certainly makes him more intimidating as a season-long villain (though rumors are that David Anders will be in iZombie’s second season so it appears that he may survive the finale). Suzuki told him that Liv was dating Lowell, which didn’t make him happy. We also got to see where the episode got its namesake from, as they made burger’s from a dead astronaut’s brain (the one that businesszombie was inquiring about a few episodes ago).

It was fascinating to get a peek inside Blaine’s business, though with two episodes left I wonder if we’ll ever get to see Liv’s brother Evan work there since his mom got him that application a few weeks ago. I thought we were going to get to see more of Liv’s family after “Maternity Liv” but alas, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The highlight of the episode (for me, at least) had to be the side effects of Scott E.’s brain. Not only did I find that Chip Bag Devil hilarious (he sort of reminded me of Danny DeVito’s Penguin in Batman Returns), but the double whammy of twists at the end was perfection. I admit, the reveal that Johnny Frost (Daran Norris) was a figment of her imagination took me completely by surprise. Daran Norris, who was a Veronica Mars regular, was spectacular in the episode. I’m almost a little bummed that he was a hallucination because I would like to have him around more often, but whatever.

The other big reveal of the episode was that Liv confessing her zombie-ism to Major was also a hallucination. It was a scream-worthy moment, if only because Liv’s reluctance to tell Major the truth has been one of the only real frustrating aspects of the series. Once she confessed and he took it so smoothly, it wasn’t as surprising that the whole thing was fake. I admit to letting out an exasperated sigh when the reveal happened though. Hopefully she actually tells him in the next episode so the finale doesn’t revolve around that. we’ll find out soon enough, I suppose.

“Astroburger” was a solid episode of iZombie that laid the foundation for the final two episodes of the season. I’m hoping that some revelations (i.e., Major finding out the truth) come out in the next episode so that the finale (titled “Blaine’s World”) can focus on Blaine and his army. Still, the mystery of the week (and the brain Liv ate) made the episode, which is not something I thought I would be saying a few weeks ago.

Random Notes

  • This Week’s Chapter Titles: Game Over, Man; Meals on Wheels; One Flew Out Of the Cuckoo’s Nest; The Devil and Miss Moore; Pale In Comparison; In Orderly Fashion; Premium Cuts. I give the edge to “Game Over, Man” since I’m a huge Aliens fan.
  • Zombie Power of the Week: Hallucinations and Mental Instability!
  • Peyton’s back! Glad to see Aly Michalka is still getting work.
  • Ravi cured the zombie rat! Hooray!
  • “Turns out it’s a great place to get murdered and learn about zombies!.” -Liv, on mental institutions.
  • “You’re not gonna go all “Single ‘Very White Female'” on me, are you?” Ravi is really good with those zombie insults.
  • “Has anybody been watching ‘Zombie High?’ I hear Season 2’s amazing!” – Peyton, in a subtle nod to iZombie’s season 2 renewal.
  • “Hey Whitey! Wanna see my “O” face?” – The Chip Bag Devil made me laugh out loud on several occasions, so I thought I’d just post my favorite line.
  • “Those teeth are God-given?” -Liv really hitting it to Johnny Frost.
  • “Is this your dad? He must be very excited to be a grandfather.” -Liv is very persnickety. Almost as persnickety as anther Rob Thomas heroine I love….
  • The penultimate episode is next week you guys! Here’s the promo:

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[Interview] Peter Tägtgren On Lindemann: “It’s A Party Album”

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:30

On June 22nd, two music worlds will collide as Till Lindemann of Rammstein and Peter Tägtgren of Pain and Hypocrisy will release Skills In Pills, the debut album from their project Lindemann! The album features songs with titles such as “Golden Shower”, “Ladyboy”, “Praise Abort”, and more.

We got the chance to speak directly with Tägtgren about the upcoming album and what fans can expect. We also got some interesting bits of information, including that there are already plans for a second album, when Rammstein will begin work on their new album, and more. Head on below for this exclusive interview!

Make sure to pre-order Skills In Pills via iTunes.

How are you doing?

Good! It’s nice weather here in Berlin.

What are you in Berlin for?

We just finished up the video and we’ve been doing promotion.

The video for “Praise Abort”?

Yes, exactly.

Can you give me a hint as to what the video will be like?

Grotesque!

[laughs] Perfect! I’m very intrigued to see it!

Oh man, you will love it. It’s very sick. That’s all I can promise you.

I read that the two of you got to know each other in 1999 or 2000 and have remained in touch over the years. What spurred the two of you working together now?

We try to keep in touch via SMS or drunken phone calls to each other! [laughs] But in 2013, Till invited me to a festival in Sweden that Rammstein was headlining. When I got there, he said, “Hey, I’m going to have two years off. I want to write some music with you.” I said, “Ok! Let’s do it!” And that’s really how it started.

He was always a fan of Pain’s music. He wanted to do guest vocals on Pain songs but when I was free, he was busy and when he was free, I was busy, so it never worked out. So, finally we started to do one song, which was “Ladyboy”, and it was just like opening a funnel. The ideas just crawling out left and right and now we have 12 songs. It’s insane.

Till used only English for this album. I read that it was partially so that he didn’t have to translate lyrics for you. What were your thoughts on him using English?

I don’t miss the German, let’s put it that way. [laughs] His voice is so strong, I just think it’s genius. I know the hardcore Rammstein fans might not be happy but when he sings in English you don’t miss the German language. It sounds fucking killer. It’s really fucking amazing.

It was good because some songs that he started writing the lyrics first and I got inspired by the words. I started writing music on that. He would call me and ask what I’m doing. He told me once that he was in Canada on the Yukon River and I was, like, “What?!” And he was telling me about how he wrote lyrics for this river and how he wanted me to write a song. So, he sent me the lyrics and it inspired me to write music.

That’s the way we’ve been working together. It feels very unique. Once, he was singing into his iPhone and he sent me the file and I built music around it. That’s how we got “Praise Abort”.

It’s so fascinating that people can make music this way without being next to each other.

Yeah! We went over everything on telephone and emails for how we wanted to construct the song itself. When we finally got into the studio, after half a year of emailing and things like that, he came in and nailed four songs in 12 hours or something like that. He normally has to prep for six or seven weeks, so he was really happy.

Peter, what challenges did you face when creating the music for this project? How did you have to think differently?

It was no big deal. I mean, it kind of wrote itself. Of course I was under pressure from myself to deliver good stuff for Till since we’re working together, to make it interesting. From the beginning, we were not even supposed to do an album! We were only supposed to do one or two songs. He wanted to put it out but right away I knew and said that it’s too good to just put out there. Let’s try to write a little bit more.

There have been mentions that a second album will come out at some point. Are there already sketches and ideas for such an album or is it simply that the two of you enjoyed creating this one so much that you want to do it again?

[laughs] We’re rolling already! We were already writing stupid lyrics when we were drunk and shit. We’re going at it. We’re going to go as long as we have inspiration. Maybe it stops at five songs but at least we have half an album done, you know? It’s just so easy to write music together. No pressure. We do it because we can.

You both have such long and storied careers with your respective bands that this almost feels like a passion project, that you get to have a lot of fun.

Some people fly model planes or do puzzles with thousands of pieces. We write music, that’s our hobby. It’s what we do to get away from everything else, even though we do it professionally. When we do it, it doesn’t feel like a job. It feels passionate, like a hobby, whatever you want to call it. It’s great.

There have been talks of possible live shows. Is that something that you envision happening or is still just in talks?

We’re pretty scared, or whatever you want to call it, of how people are going to take this. We don’t know if they’re going to say, “Oh no, go back to your normal jobs!” So we really need some response from fans to see. As soon as we open up that can, we’re going to go insane with that shit.

So it all depends. If there’s not really a demand for it, maybe we’ll do a few showcases or something like that. But it won’t be full tours. I really don’t know! It’s up to the people to decide if we go out or not.

It’s really fascinating to hear you talk like this. As I said, both of you have such strong careers that it’s interesting to hear you, in a way, almost scared!

Yeah! Of course! We’ve been sitting in the studio for two years doing this, not talking to anybody. Nobody knew anything. Nobody had any sort of influence. We were just doing our own thing. And now, suddenly, we have to let it out to the public. We never thought of it like that when we did it. We were just thinking about the pure passion, just writing and seeing how it came together. And now, when it’s too late, we start thinking, “Was this the best we could do?”

Having heard the album several times now, I think fans of both of you will be very pleased with the final product.

I hope so! [laughs] It definitely won’t kill our other careers but we have so much passion about it for the last two years. It’s not too far from what we do in our normal lives. It’s a party album! I see it as a 2015 Billy Idol kinda thing, except the lyrics are more ironic and funny. It’s good music to pre-party to before you go out to the bar.

The lyrics are, as you say, very funny but also very shocking.

That’s Till! I don’t want to crawl in his brain and see what he’s thinking about! [laughs] For him, he was so inspired by the writing and singing in a new language. He said that it was like picking fucking cherries from the tree. The German tree was already hard to reinvent. He came from East Germany, where it was very difficult, because of Communism, to learn English. So, for him, it’s still very new. He’s a very social person. When he goes out on tour, he’s the last person to go to bed. And he loves to talk, so when Rammstein went out of Germany, he learned a lot of English. For him, it’s like a new beginning.

Both of you are parts of bands that often have very strong connections to the horror genre, either through visuals or through lyrical content. What do you think it is about your bands that draw such a connection?

I can tell you one secret: Till’s hero is Alice Cooper. His first album was ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’. Till really loves this horror thing that Cooper did in the 70’s. He’s always telling me how big of an inspiration he is.

If you listen to this Lindemann album, it’s really spooky, but in a funny way! When it comes to other bands I work with, I wonder if metal is spooky anymore. I know that it used to be. I grew up with KISS, which was scary as a kid.

I always like to ask this question: If you could get a famed horror director to make a music video for one of your songs, who would you like to have do it?

Actually, we were supposed to do the first video with Jonas Åkerlund, the director of The Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up”. We were supposed to shoot it in LA but he had to go to Argentina to shoot some video, so we shot “Praise Abort” with the director of several Rammstein videos. He and Till really click, so when we told him that we don’t want to do anything similar to Pain or Rammstein, he pushed the envelope in a completely different way.

What’s next for each of you? What projects do you see yourself working on next?

I think we’re going to keep on writing! Till is going to go back to Rammstein in September to begin pre-production stuff and he says that it usually takes two years from when they start until the album is done.

For me, I don’t know! I have no clue! As soon as all the promotion is over, I’m going to sit down and then think if I should do another Pain album? Another Hypocrisy album? Or should I keep writing for Lindemann? Right now, I have so many ideas for the Lindemann project.

It seems like you have a great deal of freedom that you have all these opportunities available to you.

Yes! Of course, now it’s going to change because people will hear the album. Before, no one heard the music so we had the free way of writing. But we will keep writing and if we like what we write, we’ll keep it. We will never put any rules onto how Lindemann should sound because I think it takes two to three albums before you really know what you’re doing with a band.

Any last thoughts you want to send to readers and listeners?

Yeah. The lyrics? Read between the lines and find the irony. Don’t think it’s all so serious. For us, it’s not to provoke. Yes, we want to shock people but, like I said, it’s a party album. Enjoy it and have a good time!

Lindemann online:
Official Website
Facebook
YouTube

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Isn’t Dead?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:58

UPDATED 7:25PM CST | We got in touch with a Warner Bros. rep who tells us that It will remain at New Line Cinema with no firm determination on location or shooting schedule.

This Memorial Day news broke that “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga had exited the latest film adaptation of the Stephen King’s It.

The stories cited creative differences, which included Fukunaga’s desire to direct in New York, while the studio wanted to cut costs by sending Pennywise to other locations. It was also said that one of the reasons for the budget concerns may have been the lukewarm opening Poltergeist, which also heavily used a clown in their marketing.

Anyhow, filming was to take place this summer, and thus was postponed indefinitely.

From the sounds of things, it would appear that It was dead. Or is it…

Well, good news, folks, as a regular insider told us that Pennywise may be rising up from the sewers!

A source from the inside is telling us that the project is very much not dead – and could be heading back to Warner Bros. (it was shifted to New Line during budget cuts) with filming still set for New York.

Even weirder is that Warners is expected to sign a new director (booooooooo!) in the coming weeks, and are currently meeting with candidates. It sounds as if “budget cuts” was just an excuse wrapped around a deeper issue between Fukunaga and the studio…

We were originally told that the current expectation was that Warners would move forward with the existing It scripts and New York locations for filming possibly later this year, which is unfortunately not the case.

It will be two separate films, one which tackled the protagonists as children and the second film to focus on them as adults.

No word on if Will Poulter is still cast to play the villainous clown “Pennywise”.

Hopefully we’ll get some answers in the coming weeks because this sucks.

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Red Band Trailer for ‘Felt’ Looks Traumatic

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:42

Amplify Releasing has shared with us this eye-catching one-sheet and red band trailer for Jason Banker’s Felt, opening in limited theaters June 26th before VOD platforms on July 21st.

Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that reappropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him – but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn’t just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off.

Felt celebrated its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2014 where Amy Everson took home the “Next Wave” Spotlight Competition award for Best Actress.

Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elisabeth Ferrara, and Roxanne Lauren Knouse also star.

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Chris Pratt Saves Little Timmy From Raptors In This ‘Jurassic World’ Clip

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:38

We know Chris Pratt has tamed the Velociraptors in Jurassic World, now we get to see him in action. Below is a new clip from the Jurassic Park sequel in which Pratt’s character saves little Timmy from certain death. There’s still not enough context to decide if I hate this or not.

Twenty-two years after the events of ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Nick Robinson all star.

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[Podcast] Whatever – May 27th, 2015 – “So, Witcher You?”

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:32

This week: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Poltergeist, and Tomorrowland. Witch’er good, and which aren’t?

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Categories: Horror News

Kevin Bacon Aims for Revenge In ‘Cop Car’ (Trailer)

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:29

Focus World is planning an August 7th limited theatrical and VOD release for Cop Car, a thriller that had its World Premiere at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Today, we have the trailer from the movie that stars Kevin Bacon, as well as James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, and Camryn Manheim.

Jon Watts directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher D. Ford. It follows two 10-year-old boys who steal an abandoned cop car and take it for a joy ride. They find themselves on a wild ride when the owner, a corrupt cop (Bacon), begins to hunt them down.

Categories: Horror News

This ‘Kholat’ Release Trailer Needs More Sean Bean

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:18

The tragic Dyatlov Pass incident which claimed the lives of nine hikers in 1959 serves as the basis for Kholat, a supernatural horror game that’s slated to hit Steam next month. Its developer has really nailed down the visuals, and with vocals from Silent Hill veteran Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, at the very least, this ought to be an atmospheric experience.

With its arrival on Steam less than two weeks away, the makers of Kholat have released a launch trailer narrated by Sean “The Bean” Bean — am I the only one who calls him that? — to get us sufficiently pumped.

Kholat releases on June 9 for PC.

Categories: Horror News

Hebrew Horror ‘Goldberg & Eisenberg’ Dated for Home Video

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:16

Oren Carmi’s award winning thriller Goldberg & Eisenberg (read our review) will finally be released on DVD and VOD in North America by Jinga Films and MVD June 23rd 2015, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Following in the footsteps of recent genre films from Israel (Rabies, Cannon Fodder, Big Bad Wolves), Goldberg & Eisenberg won Best Director at Austin Fantastic Fest, Best Actor and Best Music at Screamfest LA and is a welcome addition to the so called new wave of Hebrew Horror.

Goldberg is a lonely computer programmer who searches the internet for a girlfriend. After being stood up for a date, he meets Eisenberg, a thug who decides to amuse himself at Goldberg’s expense. As Eisenberg stalks Goldberg, his intrusions become increasingly menacing until Goldberg’s actions to get rid of him spin dangerously out of control.

Categories: Horror News

Today’s ‘SOMA’ Video is Creepy Without the Whale Love

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:43

Yesterday, we were treated to a new teaser for Frictional Games’ upcoming undersea horror game SOMA that was basically a minute of a woman sobbing while a couple of whales made sensual whale love. Today, we have something a little more substantial, albeit just as maddeningly strange as that last video. I’d even call it moderately unsettling.

This steady drip-feed of strange live-action videos has been undeniably fun to watch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some footage sometime soon. Maybe Frictional is saving the relevant stuff for E3.

Categories: Horror News

NECA’s Upcoming ‘Alien’ Facehugger Egg Toys Are Absolutely Brilliant

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:42

Sometimes, the simplest ideas turn out to be the best ones. Such is the case with NECA and their upcoming Alien facehugger egg toy, which places six eggs in an egg carton, complete with instructions!

The toys are simple enough, 3 eggs hatched and 3 unhatched, the hatched ones including little yet highly detailed facehuggers. They’re placed inside of an egg carton that features instructions on how to handle the eggs should they hatch.

Overall, it’s definitely one of the coolest and most clever ideas I’ve seen for this franchise. I’m absolutely planning on getting a set when they’re available, which NECA says should hopefully be in August!

For Memorial Day weekend, may I suggest some of these to go w/ your burgers & hot dogs? #facehuggerfriday pic.twitter.com/jXCWHTSUaK

— NECA (@NECA_TOYS) May 22, 2015

Categories: Horror News