Filmax (the [REC] franchise, Summer Camp) tells Bloody Disgusting that shooting begins July 16 on Sweet Home, with Rafa Martinez at the helm.
Sweet Home is described as a realistic and claustrophobic film that keeps track of the scariest side.
Here’s a translation of the film’s plot: “The plot is situated in a daily environment: a couple decides to spend a romantic evening in a floor of a semi-abandoned building that slip because she works as a consultant for the council house and got the keys. During the evening they discover that a hooded murderer is the only tenant left in the building…and they have become the new target.“
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson (Beautiful Youth) stars with Bruno Sevilla (Mindscape).
Martinez co-wrote the screenplay with Teresa of Rosendo and Ángel Agudo.
Sweet Home, produced by Julio Fernandez for Filmax and with the participation of TVE, will shoot in Barcelona and English.
Although I’m sure many of you know this, there was once an Aliens attraction in San Francisco called “Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright.”
The ride was similar to Star Tours and featured Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs in the ride’s introduction.
Here’s a breakdown as described by Xenopedia.
Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright was a motion-simulation ride produced by Praxis Films in association with Iwerks Entertainment. It was shown in 1994 in San Francisco at the Pier 39′s TurboRide Simulation Theatre and was also shown in the United Kingdom at the American Adventure theme park. It was still being shown in October of 1995 at American Adventure.
It was an interactive movie ride. The viewer would sit in a chair that would move, vibrate and jolt, all in an effort to simulate the viewer experiencing what was being shown on the screen. The ride consisted of a pre-movie in which the situation and plot. A Colonial Marine from A-sqaud called Hyer has just returned back to his ship, the New Jersey, having narrowly escaped an Alien encounter on the mining colony Tekeah-3.
He recounts the experience to a Marine Captain and B-squad. The mission was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance for A-squad but they encountered the Aliens – hundreds of them. The Marines activated a bomb and tried to escape. During their retreat, the APC crashed and was badly damaged. Many of the Marines were injured, Hyer included but he escaped to find their dropship destroyed. He found a shuttle on the colony and left the planet.
The Captain is determined not to leave the other injured marines behind and others the B-squad and Hyer back to the colony. Their orders are to rescue A-squad before the bomb goes off. The Sergeant tells his marines and the viewer/rider to buckle in (complete with a shot of the chairs belt buckles) and then the ride begins.
The ride starts with the dropship plummeting towards the colony. According to AvPGalaxy user Corporal Hicks, “If I recall correctly the chair shakes to simulate the turbulence until you land and the APC drives out.” From this point on you’re in the APC, as if you’re the driver. The riders “drive” through the interior of the colony complex, avoiding various obstacles and mounting debris (the chair moving to simulate) until the APC arrives at the wreckage of A-squad’s APC.
B-squad gets out and carries the wounded marines into their APC while fending off an Alien attack. The Marines then pull out of the complex in the APC. After crashing down a hole, the APC arrives in the Queen’s lair and using the turret manages to kill her. The APC then uses the turrets again to blast a hole to the outside and escapes, making it back onto the dropship in time. As the dropship heads back into orbit, the bomb detonates, then a Facehugger drops into frame.
Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright is roughly 20 minutes long with the pre-movie being 10 minutes and the ride itself being 10 minutes. It’s comprised of stock footage used from Aliens (the ships, some close-ups of the Aliens) and original footage shot with the Marines, and obviously the ride segments.
One actor, Jeffrey Combs, would later go on to have some important recurring roles in the Star Trek franchise. B-squad also has two characters that are very reminiscent of Apone and Vasquez from Aliens.
The Colonial Marine costumes are based loosely on the outfits used in the film, but the camouflage appears to be British DPM as opposed to safarilague used in Aliens. They do seem to use replica or similar armor. The weapons used aren’t the Pulse Rifles. They appear to possibly be some modified version of the Chinese Type-56B.
While I believe this is included on the extra features in the box set, here are videos of both the introduction and the ride to see what you missed out on back in the early 90′s.
One of the most frustrating things a horror movie can do is waste an interesting premise. Such is the case with Karl Mueller’s debut feature Mr. Jones, which blows its promising concept of metaphysical dreamscapes and a monster doubling as an avant-garde artist on boring imagery and tired found footage thrills. It feels like Mueller (who co-wrote 2011′s The Divide) came up with notion for a cool and unique film but wasn’t sure how to pull it off.
The film follows aspiring documentary filmmaker Scott (Jon Foster) and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones), who he’s dragged to an isolated cabin out in the desert somewhere. She left behind her entire life so Scott can fulfill his nature documentary fantasy, so when he begins slipping in his filming efforts, some friction between them sparks resentment. It doesn’t help that Scott’s always filming everything with a very awkward camera rig that films what’s in front of him and his own face at the same time. I’m all for innovative techniques in found footage movies, but Scott’s method just seems uncomfortable.
While he’s filming one of his nature segments (which is actually him whining about filming a nature segment), his backpack is stolen by a mysterious hooded figure. When Penny and him go to investigate the man, they discover that he’s the elusive Mr. Jones – a cult figure of the avant-garde art scene who anonymously leaves skull-ridden totems in various locations. Penny compares him to J.D. Salinger and Banksy, only I don’t think those guys lumbered around the desert in a hooded cloak, carting around bones and twigs. Maybe they did, what do I know?
Here the film jumps to documentary style talking head interviews where experts, art critics, fans, etc. discuss Mr. Jones. Some of the folks urge Scott to avoid contact with Mr. Jones because he may be a guardian-like figure keeping evil from the dream world at bay with his totems. Again, this talking-head segment feels like Mueller may be fluffing out the film because of shortcomings in the story.
Scott and Penny see this is as their chance to make a groundbreaking documentary about Mr. Jones, so they do the most logical thing they can think of: break into his house and go through his shit. Even for a horror film these two are a couple of real knuckleheads.
The film takes a startling turns towards balls-out supernatural horror during its third act. There’s a lot of static and visual noise as scenes from earlier are replayed from a different angle, offering up questions of what really happened. There’s a loose idea of changing identities going on, with Scott and Penny’s dream-alter-egos running about because Mr. Jones’ sanctum was disturbed, but it’s tough to tell what the hell is going on during the visual assault that makes up this segment. It’s a whole lotta noise.
Mueller begins with a promising idea, then pads it out with talking head interviews and a barrage of disorientating images. It’s engaging stuff for about 20 minutes, but by the end of the film it felt like Mueller simply didn’t know what to do with all of his ideas.
Mr. Jones is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. No special features are included.
Giallo Disco Records has opened up pre-orders for a vinyl edition of Volkan Akaalp‘s score to the Turkish short film Baskin, which is currently going through the festival rotation and winning several awards. Horror director Eli Roth has been quoted as saying the film is, “Disgusting. Disorienting. Brilliant”
Giallo Disco journeys further east with the release of BASKIN. Our first original soundtrack written by Turkish composer Volkan Akaalp for the short film by enfant terrible Can Evranol (To My Mother And Father). BASKIN tells the story of four cops discovering a nightmare of Lovecraftian proportions during a routine investigation. This incredible soundtrack is an eastern twist on the works of Fabio Frizzi, industrially corroded by early 90s R&S Records.
The vinyl comes with a full colour sleeve and two exclusive remixes on the b-side by Giallo Disco heads Vercetti Technicolor and Antoni Maiovvi.
The orders will begin shipping at the beginning of August. Head below to stream the album!
Game creator Edmund McMillen has posted a new track from the upcoming video game The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth, which is said to be coming out by the end of this year. The track, entitled “Genesis 22:10″, is the new title screen music and is composed by Ridiculon (Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans). You can listen to it below.
Netflix is promoting their Emmy-nominated original series, “Hemlock Grove,” (read our special report from set), premiering on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT, by sending press a tongue in the mail, accompanied by a clip from Dr. Pryce.
“Consider it a preview, a promise of more to come, a gift,” he exclaims. The video is part of a viral tying into the Godfrey Institute, a place that turns dreams into progress.
We’ve shared the clip and image below, along with a Season 2 featurette and a look back at Season 1!
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). Roth says Netflix supported them taking the series in a “dangerous direction” stating that “they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place,” he explained. “We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
“Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother, Olivia, is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley. Peter moves in with Destiny and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates, embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman, still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves. The White Tower looms menacingly over the town as Pryce’s mysterious experiments are questioned and he will be faced with the hardest decision of his career.”
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, who is returning? All ten episodes of the one-hour series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).
Deep Silver has three Dead Island games in the works right now, and they’re all radically different takes on the popular series. We have Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), Dead Island 2, from Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager, and a third game called Escape Dead Island, which was only revealed last week.
Escape Dead Island aims to set itself apart from the other games with its “survival mystery” themes and a nifty cel-shaded art style. It follows Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy businessman who decides to make a trip to the island of Narapela in an effort to discover the origins of the epidemic.
This box art was revealed around the same time as the game, but I somehow managed to miss it. Because I love each and every one of you, I’m remedying that by sharing it with you today!
Frank Grillo is going to help you survive the night…
We have a new clip from Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy, in theaters July 18, in which Frank Grillo plays an ass-kicking vigilante badass who takes to the streets to protect the innocent. And then, shit gets insane. This is quite a long clip…
In the film, “A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.”
Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield also star.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
P2, The Hunger Games and Final Girl star Wes Bentley, pictured, has landed an arc on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” writes TVLine.
In spoiler-y details, Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge, they explain.
The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars “AHS” vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who will be playing a strongman who’s married to Angela Bassett’s character.
It’s time for another horror quiz! You can’t go wrong with zombies, but rather than find out how long you’d last I want to know what kind of zombie you’d end up being! So, below is a quiz that figures out precisely that. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments below what answer you got!
I took it and got “Congrats You Are The JULIE Zombie From Return Of the Living Dead 3! You are a Sexy & Beautiful Zombie!” Um…right on?
Deadline reports that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will invade San Diego for its fourth year in a row with a cast/creator panel on Friday, July 25 in the mega Hall H from 12:20-1:20pm.
Panelists will include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero.
Autographs to follow from 1:50-2:50 PM in booth # 4237.
The trailer is also set to premiere online after the event. We’ll have it for you right here on Bloody Disgusting.
REMINDER! Robert Englund will officially say goodbye to Freddy Krueger at this July’s Flashback Weekend here in Chicago.
The official website announced that Englund, who will be appearing at the convention to sign autographs, will be donning his iconic Freddy makeup that made him famous.
The kicker is that there’s are photo packages with Englund while in character; this is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Robert Englund’s “Freddy Krueger” makeup will be designed and applied by FX master artist Robert Kurtzman in the same extensive process used in the A Nightmare On Elm Street films.
This one time only event is happening August 8, 2014. Get your tickets here! He will also be signing autographs (without makeup) Saturday and Sunday.
Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative. Our philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend and the Robert ENglund Freddy Krueger make-up photo-ops go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.
The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up features horror legends including Robert Englund, “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring, director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (“ALIENS”, “NEAR DARK”), Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, a “HELLRAISER” reunion (Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance), Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and more!
Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert and Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!
Kevin Smith is going to tell you a story.
A24 shared the official teaser art for their upcoming horror film, Tusk, about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).
The above nasty image shows Long stitched together into one nasty lump of flesh and covered in blood.
The pic, inspired by The Human Centipede, also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. It was acquired by A24 for release later this year.
Deadline Hollywood just broke the news that David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hannibal) has signed to direct the first two episodes of Sony’s “Powers” live action series. This is fantastic news as anyone who’s recently watched his work on Hannibal knows that Slade is capable of the dark and brooding tone that this pilot calls for. The gritty realism mixed with superhero elements is what made “Powers” such a hit in the first place and Slade is the perfect choice to usher in the first few episodes.
I expect some casting announcements will hit shortly. In the meantime, head to Deadline Hollywood for the original story.
Electro house-shock pop act group Drama Club are gearing up to perform at this Halloween’s Halloweekend, which will run October 31st in Tempe, AZ and November 1st in Los Angeles, CA. They will be performing alongside Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and more.
Drama Club is Zero & Andromeda, who remain anonymous behind masks, stating, “The masks give us the freedom to disconnect from reality and completely immerse ourselves into the music and into the show….”
The continue, adding:
In Drama Club, everyday is Halloween, so we are crazy excited to introduce ourselves to all of the Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and William Control fans at these upcoming Halloweekend dates.
We are working on a bunch of sick collaborations to push these shows over the top.
Oct 31 Pheonix AZ The Marquee Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off
Nov 1 LA CA The Wiltern Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off
Graveyard Calling Horror Records has released a free 21-track album of horror-themed acoustic songs that are perfect for your next camping trip! Featuring artists such as The Zombie Dandies, Wolfman Chuck & The Spookalele Of Doom, Telling Tasha, Bad Whoremoans, and more, the album can be heard below.
21 monsters, deep in the woods, with no flesh to eat and no blood to suck, just a handful of instruments, crudely crafted from coffin lids to keep them entertained! Like a monster campfire jam in a graveyard, the album features tracks on guitars, violins, ukuleles and more.
A cassette of the next double feature will be out next month!
Now available for pre-order on Amazon is “On Set with John Carpenter”, a new book featuring never-before-seen photography from his classics including Halloween.
Explains the release: “As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York.
This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.”
Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s photos have appeared in numerous magazines including Music World, Feature, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and People. She worked for Island Records, covering reggae performers all over Jamaica and shot the iconic High Times cover of Bob Marley. She has worked for over 40 years as a movie still photographer.
Titan Books set the it for release on October 21, 2014.
Abaddon books has hit us with an excerpt from their newest omnibus Journal of the Plague Year from C. B. Harvey, Malcolm Cross, and Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s the newest entry in the Afterblight Chronicles series. The world ended when The Cull swept through civilization killing billions and sparing only a few who were blessed with the right blood. But in times of need, heroes must rise.
The collection features three separate stories, and we here at Bloody-Disgusting are happy to offer a look at Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Bloody Deluge. A story where biochemist Katy Lewkowitz and colleague Dr Emil Weber flee the brutal cult of ‘The New Teutonic Order’ who are set on purging “undesirables;” as they take refuge within the walls of the Jasna Góra monastery a battle of faith ensues that could decide the future of humankind.
For your reading pleasure, courtesy of Abaddon Books:
Now that this is becoming an actual, playable game, I can’t help but wonder why it hasn’t been done sooner. You see, I have a belief that we all have a bit of Jaws that resides within us, waiting to be set free. And soon, we’ll be able to let that beast out, thanks to an indie developer that’s currently working on a competitive multiplayer game in which a team of humans battle a pack of great white sharks. It’s called Depth, and it sounds magical.
The concept is equal parts simple. You can either play as a diver equipped with a harpoon or a Great White Shark. The former relies on teamwork with your fellow players to survive, while the latter is more than capable of using its superior strength, speed, and dual rows of razor-sharp teeth to eviscerate any unsuspecting soul who’s not paying close enough attention to their surroundings.
One of the more intriguing things about this game is that your enemy can come from anywhere. It’s all underwater, so having total awareness of your environment and your blind spots, even above and below your character, is crucial.
Depth has my attention, and I’m sure it does yours. It’s had a bit of a troubled development — the game was put on hold back in 2012, only to resurface pretty recently — but now it sounds like the project is again moving forward with the possibility of its coming to Steam Early Access. Below you’ll find a trailer and some screenshots. They’re dated, but they should give you a decent idea of what they’re looking to accomplish with this nifty concept.
For more on Depth, you can follow it on IndieDB.
Norman Records has opened up pre-orders for a Ghostbusters 12″ that is limited to 1,000 copies to mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. With 10 tracks on 120gram vinyl, this reissue comes long after being out of print and features music from Air Supply, Ray Parker Jr., The Bus Boys, and, of course, the classic title music from composer Elmer Bernstein.
Order the album here.