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Elle Fanning In ‘The Neon Demon’ Delivers Classic Horror Vibe

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:47

Below is a new shot from Nicolas Winding Refn’s supermodel horror The Neon Demon, which opens internationally on June 8th.

The picture is very Argento-esque and features Elle Fanning as ‘Jesse,’ an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of breaking through. Her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) with a screenplay co-written by NWR and Mary Laws, the film’s principal cast includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Karl Glusman (Stonewall), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Gossip Girl) Christina Hendricks (Drive), and Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series).

Alessandro Nivola plays Nicolas, a fashion impresario who taps Elle Fanning as his muse.

Composer Cliff Martinez recently stated that the film vibes with Mark Robson’s Valley of The Dolls and Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with the music of Drive.

“I think Neon Demon had some similarities to Drive,” he says to Vice’s Thump, adding “it’s kind of a sparse electronic score.” Noting that the score “is almost all synthesizer,” he adds, “there’s a lot of places where the music is really pushed out more into the spotlight, even more than Drive. I think I got a bigger part in the film, it’s flattering.”

He continues: “We describe the first half as a melodrama like Valley of the Dolls, and the second half is like Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It doesn’t seem to be a traditional horror film to me, but horror is the genre that it’s closest to.

Amazon Studios will release the film in theaters this coming summer.

Bon anniversaire Elle Fanning ! Révélation envoûtante de The Neon Demon, nouveau film de NWR..
Rendez-vous le 8juin. pic.twitter.com/GnsrVRAcrG

— The Jokers (@thejokersfilms) April 9, 2016

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A Look Ahead at This Season’s “Fear the Walking Dead”

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:43

Following last night’s return of “Fear the Walking Dead,” the spinoff companion series “The Walking Dead,” AMC shared a look ahead at the series’ second season that looks like a mix of “Lost” and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead.

Last season, “Fear the Walking Dead” explored a blended family who watched a burning, dead city as they traversed a devastated Los Angeles.

In Season 2 the group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the true breadth and depth of the apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume there is still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected — some place that the Infection has not reached. But as Operation Cobalt goes into full effect, the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, driving the Dead toward the sea.

As Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis), Daniel (Ruben Blades), and their grieving families head for ports unknown, they will discover that the water may be no safer than land.

Episode 201: ‘Monster’
Our families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand’s yacht, Strand remains mysterious and our group encounters danger at sea.
Written By: Dave Erickson
Directed By: Adam Davidson

Episode 202: ‘We All Fall Down’
Our group seeks shelter with a survivalist family. Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Salazar works to uncover Strand’s intentions.
Written By: Brett C. Leonard, Kate Barnow
Directed By: Adam Davidson

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Get a Sneak Peek at ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:04

The MTV Movie Awards held a slew of new teasers and trailers for upcoming films and Legendary decided to show off a behind-the-scenes look at Kong: Skull Island amidst that chaos. The footage is basically several interview segments with stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson as well as clips of some intense action that will be seen in the movie, which is set during the Vietnam War.

Speaking with EW, Tom Hiddleston stated:

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed it, had this extraordinary idea. I don’t want to spoil too much… But it’s a whole new re-conception of the mythology. It essentially follows a group of disparate travelers and explorers and soldiers who travel to an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it’s set in a time period where you could conceive that there are still undiscovered places on the earth. What they find on the island is surprising, and then every character has a very different response to it. It’s going to be spectacular and epic, but also the human drama is kind of interesting as well.

The movie also stars John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. Kong: Skull Island comes out May 10th, 2017.

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“Scream”: MTV Welcomes Back Ghost Face (Trailer)

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:55

During the MTV Movie Awards the first trailer debuted for “Scream,” now set to premiere on Monday, May 30th, a day earlier than originally announced.
MTV and Dimension TV today announced new roles, casting and premiere date for the second season of their “Scream” TV series.

The new cast includes: Kiana Ledé (Republic Records Recording Artist), Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down), Anthony Ruivivar (“Banshee”), Austin Highsmith (“Murder in the First”), Sean Grandillo (“Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company) and Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan”).

[H/T] Bloody reader ‘doodaderek’

“With production currently underway in New Orleans, LA, MTV and Dimension TV’s second season of “Scream” picks up with Emma’s return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the Killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets—they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And, Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about the season one murders. Lakewood’s murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought to focus – with this Killer’s psychotic mind-game intent on bringing Lakewood’s heroes down in a storm of betrayal and bloodshed.”

“Scream” stars and series regulars Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), John Karna (Noah), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke) will return for the second season.

Michael Gans and Richard Register serve as EPs and Showrunners for the second season along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein as EPs under the Dimension TV umbrella.

Here’s a breakdown of who the new characters play:

  • Kiana Ledé (ZOE – Series Regular)– a fellow high school student, Zoe is a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. Credits include: Republic Records Recording Artist
  • Santiago Segura (GUSTAVO ACOSTA – Series Regular) – A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he’s a skilled artist who’s deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books. Credits include: 47 Meters Down and “Silicon Valley.”
  • Anthony Ruivivar (SHERIFF MICHAEL ACOSTA – Recurring) – An outspoken, competent and experienced cop, Sherrif Acosta returns to Lakewood, where he grew up. He is a devoted, if sometimes strict, family man who’s very protective of his son, Gustavo. Credits include: “Banshee” and “American Horror Story.”
  • Austin Highsmith (KAREN LANG – Recurring) – A young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. Credits include: “Murder in the First” and “Criminal Minds.”
  • Sean Grandillo (ELI – Recurring) – Eli is Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents as squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. Credits include: “Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company.
  • Karina Logue (TINA HUDSON – Recurring) – Tina’s proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance. Credits include: “Ray Donovan” and “Bates Motel.”

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Three Months After His Passing, We Look At David Bowie’s Legacy

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:15

Three months ago today, legendary musician/actor/producer David Bowie passed away after a lengthy battle with liver cancer. His passing came a mere two days after his 69th birthday as well as two days after the release of Blackstar, his 25th studio album. To say that his passing sent shockwaves throughout the world is an understatement. Many felt that Bowie was essentially invincible and immortal, destined to provide us with his unique music and his charming and accomplished acting abilities for years to come.

I personally find the thought of seeing Bowie as some kind of deity-like figure somewhat offensive to the memory of him. He was no god and, in many ways, he was no saint either. He was a human being, which meant he was flawed and he was vulnerable. And for me, that’s what made his creative work so special. That’s what made it stand out. By avoiding the starry gaze that many have for celebrities and the work they craft, I find that I’m more amazed and appreciative of their work because it comes with pain, fear, rage, sadness, joy, excitement, and every other gamut of emotion that one can think of. It’s what makes me able to relate to Bowie’s music, to let it really have an impact on my soul.

When a celebrity passes away, there is often a discussion on the legacy they left behind. We look at the movies they made, the art they painted, the music they wrote, the books they’ve written… Whatever their craft, we look at their output for solace and comfort, knowing that we’ll always have those works with us, even though their creator has moved on.

Bowie’s longtime collaborator and producer Tony Visconti wrote a poignant and touching statement after the star’s passing:

He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry. [Source]

On January 10th, a small part of me died when I heard of Bowie’s passing. I grew up with Labyrinth, much like nearly everyone else of my generation, and had always enjoyed The Hunger and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Additionally, his music was a staple at one of my neighborhood friend’s home, so I always heard his voice wafting through the rooms and down the hallways whenever I went over.

As I said earlier, I prefer to look at these celebrities as human beings. Yes, Bowie left behind a library of music that can be pored over for years without becoming repetitive. Yes, he starred in movies that are acclaimed and cherished by millions. And yes, he lived a life in a manner that is enviable, never seeming to care what people thought of him, allowing him to be himself. But I think he has a legacy that many are overlooking: his family.

Bowie left behind supermodel Iman, who is known for her charitable works with programs such as Keep a Child Alive, Enough Project, and Save the Children, amongst others. Her efforts in these endeavors have gained her much recognition, all of it well deserved. The couple also have a 15 year old daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. Many posts have spoken about how the strength Bowie had in his final months were due to his want to “…spend as much time as possible with Lexi. [Source]

And then there’s Duncan “Zowie” Jones, David’s son from his previous marriage with Angie Bowie. Duncan has carved himself as one of the smartest directors in the movie industry, blowing people away with his 2009 feature length debut Moon. The film won 18 industry and festival awards, including the NBR Award for Best Directorial Debut, and was nominated for a further 17. Afterwards, Jones directed Source Code, a sci-fi/thriller that was almost universally acclaimed by critics but was ultimately a sleeper hit, one that fared better overseas than domestically.

But Jones’ biggest project is the upcoming Warcraft, the film adaptation of the wildly popular Blizzard video game series. Coming this summer, the movie tells the origins of the conflict between the humans and the orcs, using lore from the games as well as the novels. With a budget of $100 million, the movie is already generating huge amounts of buzz and could very well become the next fantasy film franchise.

Circling back to David Bowie, I spoke about the idea of leaving behind a “legacy”, leaving something that lives on beyond ourselves. Obviously, Bowie has his collection of music and his films that will be studied, appreciated, and loved for decades, perhaps longer, to come. However, I choose to believe that his legacy lives on not just in the music he shared or the films he created but also in the work and endeavors of his family. After all, what could make a father and husband more proud and feel like his life had meaning than to see his family succeed?

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Baby Terrors! Horror Character as Cute Babies

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 19:25

Artist Alex Solis is probably best known for his popular art collections Famous Chunkies and Icons Unmasked, but one of my favorites is Baby Terrors where he imagines horror characters as cute little babies.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Solis says “I have a 6 month old baby right now and it was October so I wanted to create something that was inspired by him everyday! I wanted to give them a horrific look but still a very innocent feel to them. I think it makes them cute, you almost want to be murdered by them!

Check out the gallery below, and make sure to check out all of his work at his website!

 

See the rest of the Baby Terrors series here!

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‘The Possession Experiment’ Trailer is Vicious, Gory, and Epic

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 15:20

A new trailer for the upcoming exorcism film The Possession Experiment has been released and really gives a taste of how grand the movie is going to feel.

While it looks like the film primarily takes place in the basement of creepy manor, the premise of the film allows for the exorcism to be streamed online and, therefore, be available for anyone to watch directly in their home. From there, it seems that the movie takes some inspiration from Kairo, where ghosts and demonic entities can invade their host through the power of the internet. That reach really gives this movie an interesting twist as it makes the possession feel almost like a plague sweeping across the globe.

The Possession Experiment stars Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Greg Travis, Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper, and Angelo Reyes. It is directed by Scott Hansen and as of now has a release date of October 2016.

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Next Week is ‘Resident Evil’ Week!

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:00

Hide the children and take inventory of your dangly bits, because Resident Evil Week is coming back and I’ve heard it’s going to be way better than the original. And yeah, we could’ve done this when the series turned 20 last month, but then I found out April 15 is Tax Day, so I figured we’d try to balance that out with another week-long celebration of all things Resident Evil.

So stick around, stranger. We got somethin’ that might interest ya’.

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What if Horror Icons Used Lightsabers Instead?

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:08

The past couple of years have seen a lot of love go to the Star Wars community. More than a decade after the “new trilogy”, which left a very sour taste in many mouths, new films are popping up left and right and, as a whole, are either highly acclaimed or generate such a buzz that it’s impossible not to get at least a little caught up in the fervor.

Us horror fans have some incredibly vivid and wild imaginations, thinking up incredible ways to take a character and give them a clever spin, one that will take them into another universe, perhaps one that’s far, far away.

That seems to be the mentality of the folk over at Halloween Love, who decided to put together a series of images that take iconic horror moments and replace the/add in weapons with lightsabers, the iconic blade of the Jedi and Sith.

Below are several examples and you can see the full series at the link above.The past couple of years have seen a lot of love go to the Star Wars community. More than a decade after the “new trilogy”, which left a very sour taste in many mouths, new films are popping up left and right and, as a whole, are either highly acclaimed or generate such a buzz that it’s impossible not to get at least a little caught up in the fervor.

Us horror fans have some incredibly vivid and wild imaginations, thinking up incredible ways to take a character and give them a clever spin, one that will take them into another universe, perhaps one that’s far, far away.

That seems to be the mentality of the folk over at Halloween Love, who decided to put together a series of images that take iconic horror moments and replace the/add in weapons with lightsabers, the iconic blade of the Jedi and Sith.

Below are several examples and you can see the full series at the link above.

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‘Darling’: The Films That Shaped Mickey Keating’s Hypnotic Classic!

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:18

Mickey Keating’s superb new thriller, Darling, is making some serious noise during its first week of release.

Now on VOD and in limited theaters, critics are raving about Keating’s psychological horror story that stars up-and-coming genre titan Lauren Ashley Carter (Pod, Jug Face, The Mind’s Eye), as well as Brian Morvant, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos, and V/H/S fav Helen Rogers.

Trace reviewed the film, calling Darling a hypnotic, trippy ride, while Luiz raves, explaining that it mesmerizes with minimalist filmmaking.

We are huge fans of this little indie gem and reached out to Keating to talk about the film’s influences.

“My new film ‘Darling’ is out in theaters and available on VOD this week and so I decided to celebrate the only way I know how – by talking about a bunch of movies that I adore,” Keating tells us. ” ‘Darling’ is a love letter to surreal, strange, often nightmarish films that bury themselves deep into your mind and make your skin crawl. Here’s a list of films I love that do just that. Enjoy!”

Roman Polanski’s 1965 Repulsion

  • That Cold Day In The Park – Robert Altman made this film quite early in his career and it so brilliantly captures the quiet descent of a very troubled protagonist. Sandy Dennis is perfectly unsettling from frame one and it makes her increasingly violent obsessions all the more terrifying.
  • Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy (Repulsion, The Tenant, and Rosemary’s Baby) – Three masterworks of crushing paranoia, internalized claustrophobia, and the nightmare world of a fractured mind.
  • Barton Fink – I included this next because it’s a clear love letter to the “Apartment Trilogy,” specifically The Tenant. Barton Fink is another film that throws the audience into the head of a truly untrustworthy narrator and forces them to watch as the world literally goes to hell.
  • The Innocents – What more do I need to say about this movie that hasn’t already been said thousands of times? It’s bliss.
  • Diabolique – A perfect combination of crime and madness. I’d argue that the bathtub scene in this film is the best in horror history. This is a perfectly creeping, atmospheric trip, with beautiful black and white images and a terrorized girl in a white nightgown. What’s not to love?
  • Eraserhead – The perfect nightmare. It seems ridiculous to even mention it on this list because every filmmaker owes some sort of creative debt to Eraserhead, I’m sure. But still, I just can’t resist. It’s perfect in every single way. Shot in LA, it feels like another world. It’s a beautiful hallucination.
  • Tetsuo, The Iron Man – Another upsetting, surreal, nightmare. You can feel it burning itself into your brain as you watch. There are absolutely no rules to the way it’s told and that’s what makes it so dangerous.
  • Images – Another Altman head trip that takes a step even further into the surreal. The soundtrack was created by John Williams and Stomu Yamashta and served as the primary inspiration for the score in Darling. This film is totally intoxicating.
  • Surface Tension – This 1968 experimental short by Hollis Frampton was a huge inspiration for Darling. From the flashing text, to the rhythmic phone ringing, and jarring view of New York City. Frampton’s work is astounding and a standout example of film as an individual art form.
  • Persona – Perfection.

Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989)

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‘Dear Esther’ Goes for a Walk On PS4, Xbox One This Summer

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 22:21

For the better part of a decade, The Chinese Room has been doing for atmospheric walk ‘n talks what Telltale has done for episodic gaming — and like Telltale, the stories they tell expand on a preexisting universe, rather than create one. It’s an odd approach to game development, but it’s one that gave us narratively ambitious titles like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which weren’t at all afraid to get weird.

It was the experimental Half-Life 2 mod Dear Esther that first showcased their ability to make going for a walk while someone talks at you a worthy premise for a video game. There’s a mystery it asks you to solve, but there’s no urgency to it. Without enemies or objectives, the narrative becomes the carrot-on-a-stick that carries its relatively brief 2-3 hour running-time.

Dear Esther won’t click with everyone, but I it’s worth checking out to see if it does for you. It’s available now on PC, Mac and Linux, with a planned release for PS4 and Xbox One this summer.

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‘Killing Floor 2’ Update Lets You Kill Your Friends

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 18:01

We’ve had a whole year to paint every surface in Killing Floor 2 with the red and squishy insides of those nasty Zeds. It’s been fun mulching monsters with my mates, covering their sixes and taking time between each firefight to gently wipe the blood from their face while I give them a friendly pat on the bum. We’re blood brothers and sisters now, and nothing gets between that.

Okay, I fibbed. Friendship is a fleeting, amorphous thing with a definition and value that varies depending on the person. It can erode over time, so it’s totally okay if you’re thinking about speeding that process up a bit with Killing Floor 2’s new versus mode.

Revenge of the Zeds gives players like myself the chance to find our former comrades on the battlefield so we can promptly set about making a messy meat pie out of their tummies. We’ll do this because we’re monsters, and monsters don’t know what it’s like to cup the ass of a friend to give them the strength they’ll need to survive. Monsters can’t understand that, all they know is what the mad scientists at Horzine Biotech designed them to do, and that mostly involves killing things.

The versus mode takes a page from the book Left 4 Dead has yet to finish by dropping two teams inside a locked arena and leaving them in there until they’ve sorted out their differences. The update also comes with various technical improvements, a handful of weapons and a map, the prison, which you can check out below.

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Twisted Music Video of the Week Vol. 226: Jamie T “Zombie”

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 17:30

There are some days where you just feel like a zombie, shambling and aimlessly wandering around, performing your day-to-day task with a certain kind of mindlessness. On days like those, sometimes all you can do is keep going with the blankest of expressions and act like nothing phases you.

Such is the case with Jamie T and their video for “Zombie”, which shows the band performing the song in bar as they slowly turn into the undead. Once the transformation is complete, they begin falling apart, sometimes with the assistance of each other, and the limbs and blood begin flowing freely!

You can hear “Zombie” on Jamie T’s album Carry on the Grudge (iTunes).

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‘Alan Wake’ Epilogue DLC is Free On Xbox

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 16:47

There’s a lot to love about Alan Wake, from its stunningly atmospheric visuals to the quirky Twin Peaks-esque charm that could be used to describe its narrative, cast and the world they both inhabit. Remedy’s supernatural thriller gave us gaming’s second best Barry, introduced us to “Night Springs”, and then it left us with some wonderfully strange epilogue DLC in The Signal and The Writer, which are now available on the Xbox Marketplace at no charge.

The two episodes pick up where Alan Wake left off, as the eponymous writer struggles to escape from a surreal new prison in the icy depths of Cauldron Lake, where words can be transmuted into the objects they represent using the power of product placement (thanks, Energizer!) and sinister flocks of sentient murder-books seek vengeance for all the times we’ve dog-eared them.

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More Potential Proof of Who Negan Hits in “The Walking Dead” Finale

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 16:16

The internet community is still buzzing about the season six finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead“. The introduction of Negan was something the comic book readers have been desperately awaiting for a while, knowing full well that his introduction into the series was a turning point that brought violence and death in ways never before seen.

Now he’s in the show and the finale ended with a scene that mirrors a pivotal moment in the comic. Whereas we know what happened in the graphic novels, the show left us on a cliffhanger, one that has fans desperately seeking any clue or piece of evidence that will give them an answer.

While Greg Nicotero has made it clear that no one knows who bit the bat bullet, there are people who are scouring every moment of the finale’s ending to see if they can figure it out on their own. And a new theory uses Negan’s actual motions and movement to see where the bat fell.

Check it out above and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments!

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Slasher Series “Dead of Summer” Begins Around a Campfire

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:51

The slasher motif of a campfire story sets the stage for the new horror series “Dead of Summer,” which will premiere on Freeform Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

Zelda Williams (“Teen Wolf”), Alberto Frezza (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Eli Goree (“The 100”) star with Candyman‘s Tony Todd.

Williams will play a counselor at Camp Clearwater who is a mysterious loner with no interest in bonding with the rest of the group. Frezza is Deputy Garrett Sykes, a young deputy who has ties to Camp Clearwater and who grows immediately suspicious when events at the camp don’t add up. Goree will play Joel, an aspiring filmmaker who is returning to Camp Clearwater as a counselor and begins to buy into the idea that something weird is happening. (Deadline)

In addition, the network announced that series creators/executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (“Once Upon A Time”) will direct the first episode. Williams, Frezza and Goree join previously announced cast members Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”), Ronen Rubinstein (“Orange Is The New Black”) and Paulina Singer (“Gotham”).

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Image Trapped Inside a House With a Badass Stephen Lang!

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:38

Just yesterday we showed you the first shot of Jane Levy holding her breath in Sony Screen Gems and Ghost House Pictures’ Don’t Breathe, which reteams the starlet with Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez.

Levy stars as one of three teens who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. Dylan Minnette (Prisoners, Goosebumps, Let Me In) and Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) play the other thieves.

But the real star of the film is Avatar‘s Stephen Lang, who plays the vicious and brutal super-soldier blind man.

Here’s what Trace said in his review, which he also says “is like Hitchcock on crack.”

‘Don’t Breathe’ may not qualify as an actual horror movie, but Lang imbues the film with plenty of horror, and his casting pays off in spades.

We now have your first ever look at Lang, who is walking right by a terrified Minnette.

Said to be an extreme crowd pleaser, an August 26th date has been set by Screen Gems.

[Related Post] 11 Must-See Horror Films Coming This Year!

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.”

Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script for the project, which is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Ghost House Pictures. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman executive produce.

The film was shot last summer in Budapest and Detroit. Our very own Jon Barkan visited the set. Watch for his report soon.

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MTV Wants You to “Scream” a Day Earlier

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:14

MTV has announced that they will be premiering the second season of their slasher series “Scream” on Monday, May 30th, a day earlier than originally announced. To give fans a taste, a new “Killer Cast Promo” has been released and can be seen above.

What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.

The new cast includes: Kiana Ledé (Republic Records Recording Artist), Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down), Anthony Ruivivar (“Banshee”), Austin Highsmith (“Murder in the First”), Sean Grandillo (“Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company) and Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan”).

“Scream” stars and series regulars Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), John Karna (Noah), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke) will return for the second season.

Michael Gans and Richard Register serve as EPs and Showrunners for the second season along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein as EPs under the Dimension TV umbrella.

Here’s a breakdown of who the new characters play:

  • Kiana Ledé (ZOE – Series Regular)– a fellow high school student, Zoe is a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. Credits include: Republic Records Recording Artist
  • Santiago Segura (GUSTAVO ACOSTA – Series Regular) – A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he’s a skilled artist who’s deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books. Credits include: 47 Meters Down and “Silicon Valley.”
  • Anthony Ruivivar (SHERIFF MICHAEL ACOSTA – Recurring) – An outspoken, competent and experienced cop, Sherrif Acosta returns to Lakewood, where he grew up. He is a devoted, if sometimes strict, family man who’s very protective of his son, Gustavo. Credits include: “Banshee” and “American Horror Story.”
  • Austin Highsmith (KAREN LANG – Recurring) – A young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. Credits include: “Murder in the First” and “Criminal Minds.”
  • Sean Grandillo (ELI – Recurring) – Eli is Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents as squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. Credits include: “Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company.
  • Karina Logue (TINA HUDSON – Recurring) – Tina’s proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance. Credits include: “Ray Donovan” and “Bates Motel.”

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[Review] ‘The Phoenix Incident’ Charms With Shallow Thrills

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:55

Ever since Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain saw Massacre graced us with that chilling opening crawl, informing us that the following carnage actually happened, many horror films have strived to scare us with similar forms of ‘realism’. As filmmaking evolved, audiences caught on, leading into a blurring of the line between documentary and fiction. Keith Arem’s The Phoenix Incident is one of the most recent projects attempting to blend reality with sci-fi, as found-footage horror meets with Discovery Channel-esque interviews and formatting concerning the infamous Phoenix Lights.

Although the film focuses more on the fantastical elements than the characters witnessing them, The Pheonix Incident stars Troy Baker (If you’re a gamer, you know who this is), James L. Brewster, James C. Burns and a few others as an ensemble cast of ill-fated thrill-seekers, interviewed military personnel and family members. The bulk of the running time is comprised of allegedly real footage shot on DVR cameras by a group of friends in the Arizona desert back in 1997. Characterization is paper thin here, but as drama isn’t meant to be the main attraction, this doesn’t exactly detract from the experience..

Though structured like an exposé mockumentary, there is a linear narrative organizing the film, creating suspense as you’re not presented with all the information at once. This style has been done better in the past, with films like The Poughkeepsie Tapes, but Arem’s style keeps things from getting stale, as his direction manages to avoid many of the found footage clichés that we know and hate. Once the action starts, it’s obvious that the film isn’t afraid of showing you what’s going on, which is a breath of fresh air in this sub-genre, though the effects don’t always do these scenes justice.

The Phoenix incident isn’t just about the reported UFO sightings, however, as the extraterrestrials eventually crash land near the protagonists, and begin attacking them on sight. The aliens themselves are disappointingly uninspired, especially coming from a director who’s worked on masterful horror games like Metro 2033 and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, but they do provide the film with some of its scariest sequences. Even so, it does seem fitting to hear Adam Jensen’s raspy voice dealing with aliens and government conspiracies outside of the Deus Ex franchise.

As a reviewer, it’s important to remember that liking a film and considering it good are two totally different concepts, which is why I honestly enjoyed The Phoenix Incident, but can’t exactly call it a groundbreaking piece of cinema. The realism is easily shattered by the film’s set pieces and recognizable actors, but that still doesn’t completely take the viewer out of the experience. The artistic liberties taken with the ‘source material’ are understandable, however, as the real life incident was much more mundane than the events depicted in the movie. In the end, the film is meant to entertain, not educate. UFO and conspiracy enthusiasts may dislike the fictional take on the ‘real’ story, but this is still an effective horror/sci-fi flick, despite a certain lack of depth.

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Meet the Sisters of Pascal Laugier’s ‘Incident In a Ghost Land’! (Exclusive)

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:45

The director of Martyrs is set to begin shooting his next horror film this summer.

We broke the news back in March that French filmmaker Pascal Laugier‘s next would be Incident In a Ghost Land for Radar Films.

Laugier penned the script, which we were told follows a mother of two who inherits a home from her Aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters’ lives.

When the girls suffer this terrible childhood trauma, their disparate personalities diverge even further. One is said to become a famous horror author, with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while the other can’t cope, and loses her mind.

The movie takes place 16 years later when the daughters reunite at the house, and that’s when things get strange.

Bloody Disgusting has confirmed with multiple sources that the two female leads have been cast: Mylène Farmer, Crystal Reed and Anastasia Philipps.

Farmer, pictured below, will play the MOTHER. She is an extremely famous French singer who has sold more than 30 million records in France, and is among the most successful recording artists of all-time there (Wiki).

Reed and Philipps will play the film’s sisters. You’ll recognize Reed, above, as the star of “Teen Wolf.” She has also appeared in Crush and Skyline.

The script as been described to me as being Stephen King-esque, and extremely dark and scary.

Clement Miserez and Jean-Charles Levy produce Ghost Land.

Shooting begins this August in New York and Toronto.

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