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Wes Craven Producing ‘Scream’-Inspired ‘The Girl In the Photographs’

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:17

Bloody Disgusting learned today that Al-Ghanim Entertainment (AGE), a Los Angeles and Kuwaiti-based specialty financing and production company, announced its first project today – and it involves the great Wes Craven.

The first project to be announced under this new banner is The Girl In the Photographs, which the company will both finance and produce. Horror legend Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) is set to executive produce, and Craven’s protégé Nick Simon (writer of The Pyramid, Cold COmes the Night) is set to direct.

The Girl In the Photographs is an original thriller inspired by Craven’s nineties blockbuster Scream. Set against the glamorous backdrop of the fashion world, the film will bring a modern sensibility to the genre.

Brandon M. Vayda and Krystal Tiffany Vayda will executive produce alongside Craven and Alghanim, with Thomas Mahoney set to produce along with Chung.

The film is currently in the casting stage.

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Eli Roth Unleashes ‘Knock Knock’ Teaser Trailer

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:55

Some doors should not be opened…

After the saddening news that Green Inferno was postponed indefinitely, it’s a bit of brightness to get a taste of director Eli Roth’s new film Knock Knock (read our review), which stars Keanu Reeves (Constantine). Roth dropped the Sundance teaser trailer earlier tonight and it gives us 30 seconds to feel the flavor of his upcoming psychological thriller.

The Sundance synopsis reads:

Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.
The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.

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[TV] Surprise “Hannibal” Casting Intros “Red Dragon” Character

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55

“True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley (who was one of the best actors on the show) is joining NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season three, reports Variety.

She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges — at least at first. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) around the eighth episode of the third season.

Also joining the cast in season three is Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s wife, Molly. The new episodes will also revisit the mutilated Mason Verger (with Joe Anderson replacing Michael Pitt in the role) and a number of other characters who had unfortunate encounters with Mads Mikkelsen’s titular killer.

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“The Walking Dead” Vet Joins ‘The Boy’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:55

Lauren Cohan, one of the better players in “The Walking Dead,” is signing on to star in The Boy, a horror thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment, says THR.

William Brent Bell, who directed the awful, awful WER, as well as The Devil Inside, is helming the project, which is eyeing a March start in British Columbia.

The script, written by Stacey Menear, “centers on a nanny (Cohan) who is tasked with overseeing a lifelike doll by a bizarre couple who treat it as a real child. The couple use the doll as way to cope with the death of their young son, but the nanny becomes increasingly convinced that it is alive.

Producing are Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg, Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Adam Stone, along with Jim Wedaa.

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This Nessie Ladle Proves the Creature Can Cook!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:40

Here’s a fun item that’s peaking up for sale at Animica USA.

Believe it or not, out of the deep pot comes Nessie!

Diving into your favorite soup or standing by ready to use, a legendary time in the kitchen is guaranteed with the Nessie Ladle!

It’s only $15 and the cutest thing ever.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 171: Murderdolls “My Dark Place Alone”

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:30

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to get twisted.

For this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week, we’re going back to 2010 for the “My Dark Place Alone” video from Murderdolls, the group that features ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13. The video doesn’t really have any story going for it. Basically, it’s performance footage of the band, who are covered in some nasty substance, interspersed with images of an old man in a wheelchair and a nurse standing next to him. However, the visuals are reminiscent of the style of director William Malone and his films House On Haunted Hill and FearDotCom.

If you’ve got a suggestion for a Twisted Music Video, leave it in the comments below!

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[Slamdance '15 Review] ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ Is Like ‘Office Space’ With Vampires

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:04

The 2015 edition of the Slamdance Film Festival kicked off this week with the world premiere of Bloodsucking Bastards – a horror comedy in the spirit of Office Space, only with vampires. A lot of cross genre attempts only do one or the other well or fall completely on their faces. But this one is a real gut buster (figuratively and literally) loaded with rapid-fire humor and buckets of blood certain to entertain the most discerning horror fan.

Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) stars as Evan, an ambitious employee at an office job where they sell as-seen-on-TV junk over the phone. He’s having a rough day. He’s in the doghouse with his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) because when she confessed her love for him, his stunningly idiotic reply was “No.” And now the sales manager position he figured was in the bag has gone to Max (Pedro Pascal), the smug prick who stole his girl in college. How could Evan’s bummer of a day get any worse? Cancer. That would suck. But he doesn’t get cancer. He gets vampires. As his colleagues begin to turn, Evan and his right hand man Tim (Joey Kern) take on the vampiric horde with makeshift weapons found around the office – leading to some ridiculous situations.

Kranz is fantastic as the hard-luck schlub that you can’t help rooting for. He carries the film deftly with his Charlie Brown demeanor, but it’s the supporting cast that really crank this sucker up to a level of greatness. The stand out is Kern (Cabin Fever) as Tim. Kern’s comedic timing and delivery is ridiculous. He spits some seriously quotable lines (“bam snap”) and really drives a lot of the comedy home. Emma Fitzpatrick does a great job riffing off of the stable of foul-mouthed men around the office. Also rounding out the cast is Joel Murray, Parvesh Cheena, Justin Ware, and Marshall Givens, a burly security guard with a fondness for Kelly Clarkson.

The comedy in Brian James O’Connell’s film either lands or it doesn’t, usually when it seems like they’re trying too hard to be raunchy. But when the comedy hits it hits hard and relentless. There’s really no room to breathe in between gags. Fans of sharp potty humor are going to love this one. On the horror tip, Bloodsucking Bastards boasts some impressive makeup and just enough gore. There’s nothing really noteworthy, but what is on the screen looks great and by the end the walls are painted red. Decapitations, head stabbing, and people just plain exploding. It’s all there and it’s all glorious.

O’Connell’s got some indie comedies under his belt that I’m unfamiliar with (Model BallAngry White Man), but with Bloodsucking Bastards he displays a real panache for timing and staging ensemble work. The film takes place in one day and night, all within the confines of the office. The vampire rage scenes are staged really well around the cubicles and other office obstacles. Anyone who’s ever worked in a cubicle office environment (myself included) will appreciate a lot of the gags and jabs at office life. The little shit they do in the movie to keep from losing their mind of boredom (juggling staplers, inventing stupid games) is disturbingly relatable.

Also, Bloodsucking Bastards reveals the depressing truth behind fluorescent lighting in offices. Don’t miss this one once it’s released!

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R.I.P. Edgar Froese Of Tangerine Dream Dies At Age 70

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:56

Sad news today as electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream have announced that founding member Edgar Froese has passed away at age 70. Froese died on Tuesday suddenly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna.

The band wrote the following through their official Facebook page:

The sadness in our hearts is immensely.

Edgar once said: “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.”

Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.

Tangerine Dream was known for their amazing electronic albums as well as their fantastic film scores, which included Near Dark, Firestarter, Sorceror, and more.

I feel a sharp loss here as their score for Ridley Scott’s Legend is the reason that I’m obsessed with music today. I remember hearing the music during the opening sequence and sitting in front of a practice keyboard trying to figure out the chords and melodies by ear. The soundtrack was also one of the first records I actively sought out, ultimately needing to get it shipped overseas.

Rest in peace, Mr. Froese. Thank you for your amazing contributions to music. The world is a bit darker without you in it.

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[Sundance '15] Intense New Stills From ‘The Hallow’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:41

Recently attached as the new director of The Crow, Corin Hardy’s Hallow was announced to World Premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival.

Hailing out of Ireland, some new images from the film starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.

It’s got a sting of The Thing inspiration, and is definitely not for the dog lovers out there.

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.

Hardy previously cited classic horrors like The Evil Dead, Alien and The Thing as boyhood inspirations.

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[Sundance '15] The Apocalypse Looks Fun In This ‘Z for Zachariah’ Clip

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:33

The apocalypse never looked so fun!

Here’s a swinging clip from Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah, premiering at Sundance before Roadside Attractions sets a date for 2015.

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman’s affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature.

Cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine.

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‘Late Phases’ Becomes ‘Night of the Wolf’ For Home Video

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:26

There’s something awful hiding in the woods and it’s coming after the unsuspecting in the gripping and acclaimed Late Phases: Night of the Wolf (review).

From the director of Penumbra, Cold Sweat and Here Comes The Devil, the horror film will be available for Digital Download and on Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on March 10, 2015.

Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and DVD will include: Commentary with Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Making Of Featurette and the FX Featurette.

“Blind war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land, We Are What We Are) has recently moved to Crescent Bay, a seemingly peaceful community on the outskirts of a dense forest. On his first night in his new home, McKinley hears his elderly neighbor attacked by something he’s convinced isn’t human.

When the creature then kills his seeing eye dog, McKinley’s thirst for justice turns into a one-man vendetta against the monster that’s terrorizing his neighborhood. And when he’s stonewalled by both the police and his fellow residents, he decides to gear up and prepare to fight the beast one-on-one. Now it’s man vs. myth as the take-no-prisoners McKinley readies himself for what could be his final battle.

With a stunning lead performance (“Nick Damici is great” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com), director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF is a suspense thrill ride unlike any other. The Dark Sky theatrical release also stars Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills, Eagle Eye, Vacancy) and Tina Louise (Gilligan’s Island, The Stepford Wives).”

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Stare Down At ‘The Ones Below’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:21

Protagonist Pictures is bringing The Ones Below to the EFM.

Directed by David Farr, the film is described as “A nerve-shredding psychological thriller that makes you question how well you know your neighbours.

The cast includes David Morrissey (Welcome to the Punch, Nowhere Boy, The Other Boleyn Girl) Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, The History Boys, The Children) Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter Saga, 127 Hours, In Bruges) and Laura Birn (Purge, Heart Of A Lion).

Icon Film Distribution will release in the UK.

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New ‘Tremors 5′ Images Come Rattling In

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:17

The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5, is set to release this October on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD. Today, we get new looks at the key cast members, Michael Gross, who returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films, as well as new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy.

With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor.

The film is directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Sniper: Legacy) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 3: Back to Perfection) and produced by Ogden Gavanski (The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Fire, Warm Bodies).

Michael Gross (“Anger Management,” “Suits,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) returns as weapons enthusiast and expert subterranean creature hunter Burt Gummer with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” “Ghost Whisperer,” Scream series) as his new right hand man, tech-savvy Travis. The pair are joined by an international cast as they mount a battle against the deadly creatures that turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.

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Halloween In 1900…

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:31

These days, Halloween has become plagued with franchise characters and a huge lack of originality.

Before there were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Crow and The Joker, there were… bags, shirts, markers, and a mother/father’s creative touch.

Via Reddit, courtesy of Pinterest, comes this wonderful look back at Halloween 1900. Yes, 115 years ago. How unbelievably cool is this?

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Exclusive Comic Preview” “Bodies” #7

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:36

Si Spencer’s “Bodies” gives me the resonate feelings of Vertigo’s golden age with a near perfect premise. Four different timelines, four different teams of cops, and one body. Spencer’s story weaves around the reader and provides one of the most thrilling and intriguing premises I’ve ever had the pleasure of digging into. I have no idea where things are headed next, but I’m happy to offer this exclusive peek at what’s to come in next week’s penultimate issue “Bodies” #7.

Coppers undercover, coppers under lovers, coppers on drugs and genocide uncovered. The penultimate tick of the tock before the courtroom dock, the future shock, the hangman’s drop and the doomsday clock.

Talent
Art by: Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, Phil Winslade, Dean Ormston
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards
Written by: Si Spencer

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HCG ‘Aliens’ Power Loader Replica the Coolest Toy This Year?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:56

While NECA has their own Power Loader (and Ripley figures) arriving this year, HGC has revealed two insanely expensive versions of their own that will leave Xeno drool all over your keyboard.

The first, for only $1195.99 you can nab the standard release, limited to 1,000 pieces.

Also available is the HCG Exclusive Release, priced the same, but limited to 300. The HCG Exclusive version also comes with a high quality 24″ x 18″ print of the Powerloader blueprints and specs sheet!

The Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader, commonly referred to as a Power Loader, is a commercial mechanized anthropomorphic Exoskeleton used for lifting heavy materials and objects. More importantly it was also used by Ripley to defeat the Alien Queen!

Painstakingly recreated from the original blueprints, no detail has been spared to make this the most accurate Power Loader replica ever made.

Presented for the first time ever as a Studio Scale model – exactly the same size as the model used in filming the movie! Standing an imposing 33” tall, and 25” wide this truly is an EpicTM scale model!

Amazingly detailed, it features a webbing operator harness made of real material, a working light-up hazard light on top, and an accurate weathered finish.

As with all Hollywood Collectibles pieces this museum quality Studio Scale model is constructed from heavyweight polystone and mixed media, then hand painted to the finest detail.

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‘Project Almanac’ Image Gallery Documents Time Travel

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:37

Check out these two new clips from Paramount Pictures’ long delayed found-footage time travel pic, Project Almanac (formerly Welcome to Yesterday).

In theaters January 30, 2015, the Dean Israelite-directed film is “about a group of teens who embark on an adventure when they discover secret plans to build a time machine.

Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sir Maejor, Patrick Johnson, Gary Grubbs, Allen Evangelista, Anthony Reynolds, and Alexandra Bartee star.

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Advance Comic Review: We Can Never Go Home #1 Will Teach You About Yourself

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:15

“We Can Never Go Home” resonates with me long after I finished the last page. The book is a strange tale of being an outsider and finding a sense of belonging not in a club or a group but through a single person, powerfully communicated on the page by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon. I couldn’t help but feel sharp pangs of nostalgia when flipping through the comic because it captured exactly how I, and I imagine, we all felt during one of the shittiest times in our collective lives. Its incredible realized, poignant, and powerful stuff.

WRITTEN BY: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon

ART BY: Josh Hood

PUBLISHER: Black Mask Studios
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 25, 2015

After a rather tumultuous introduction Duncan sees something special in Madison, a girl who conceivably has everything and a boy who seemingly has nothing. It’s a story you’ve seen before, but never like this. The opening scene does a phenomenal job at selling who these characters are, and the odd attraction between them. “We Can Never Go Home” shows highschool as a breeding ground for isolation. You can’t possibly be treated like a normal human being, and the shitty result is a hierarchy of social status. We all know the one, and we all know where we fit.

But Duncan seems oddly oblivious to it. He walks the line between oblivious and enlightened. Of course he sells it as enlightened but Rosenberg and Kindlon give you plenty of reasons to doubt his claims. Despite this, throughout the issue Duncan and Madison grow closer through shared experience. They find solace in one another. And in a beautiful scene they share a mixtape. Seriously, there is nothing better than sharing music with someone you are into. You can learn so much about a person in the music they are willing to share with you, and in doing so Maddie feels some sort of attraction to Duncan, or pity, who knows?

But what they share leads them to commit something that changes their world forever. For better or worse it remains to be seen. Yet, I can’t help but read into the issue and believe that Duncan isn’t exactly truthful in his interactions with anyone. Perhaps its just me, but there is something oddly melancholic about this book, and in an even weirder way it’s liberating. Perhaps its that classic loss of innocence, or something more, I’m not quite sure yet.

Josh Hood does a phenomenal job at creating a world of teenage drama that feels authentic and violent. His art captures the vulnerability of anyone below the first rung of that social hierarchy and captures body language like it was his second nature. There are a few pages in which he manages to comfortably fill the page with more panels than I thought possible and the book still reads like a dream.

“We Can Never Go Home” will remind you of that ugly time when you thought you were so alone, but enlightens that moment by showing you the beautiful solace one can find in another person. Sometimes rebellion is the best answer, and some people weren’t made for the system they were thrown into. This is a book for everyone who ever experienced loneliness as a teenager, which, last time I checked was just about every single person I knew.

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Dethlehem’s Top 5 Horror Movies

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:00

Dethlehem have been known to occasionally step away from their D&D table to melt some faces with their cheeky blend of RPG infused melodic metal. Once in a great while, they’ll also break away from rolling the dice to check out a horror film or two. And what we’ve got is each member of the band picking their top horror film! From sleaze to sci-fi, this list has got something for everyone.

Make sure to pick up the band’s new album Destroyers Of The Realm via Bandcamp.

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We’ve Unearthed the Chilling ‘Digging Up the Marrow’ Trailer!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:58

We just landed the trailer for Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow, which will be released theatrically February 20, 2015, and it’s pretty great. The concept is simple, Ray Wise has discovered monsters, and they live in the Marrow. Let’s dig ‘em up!

Image Entertainment’s Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet, Hatchet II), and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee.

The film stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.

“When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Ray Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.”

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