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Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’?!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:52

Universal isn’t fucking around when it comes to adding star power to their forthcoming Universal Monster universe.

Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Variety is reporting.

While other actors — like Johnny Depp in The Invisible Man — will first appear in standalone projects, insiders say some of the classic characters will make cameos in The Mummy as a means of launching spinoff franchises!

Holy. Crap.

The studio tapped Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a monster universe for Universal with rebooted versions of the studio’s classic monster movies. Kurtzman is also on board to direct, and will produce alongside Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Universal’s hope is that Crowe’s small role in The Mummy would lead to a possible stand-alone pic for the character, giving Crowe and the studio a new franchise for its monster universe.

The Mummy unwraps in theaters on June 9, 2017.

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Ancient Spirit Attacks ‘The Changeover’

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:09

Cannes award-winning Best Actor Timothy Spall, pictured in Harry Potter, is set to star in Radiant Films International’s upcoming supernatural thriller The Changeover, to be directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt, Bloody Disgusting learned ahead of Cannes.

Also starring are Melanie Lynskey (The Intervention), Charlie Heaton (Intruders) and Lucy Lawless (“Ash Vs. Evil Dead”, “Battlestar Galactica,”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”).

Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives in a low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake-scarred Christchurch with her mother and four-year-old brother, Jacko. When an ancient spirit attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him, Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, which she must harness to save her brother’s life.

Other main roles are filled by New Zealand up-and-comers Erana James, Stefania LaVie Owen, and internet sensation Jamie Curry.

Stuart McKenzie also wrote the screenplay which is based on the best-selling Young Adult novel “The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance” by New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.

Mahy is internationally renowned as the godmother of the wildly popular Young Adult genre and has won many prestigious literary awards for her work on children’s and young adult books, including the Carnegie Medal twice (UK’s oldest and most prestigious book award for children’s writing); and the Hans Christian Andersen Award (the “little Nobel”), given biennially, and the highest international accolade available in recognition of a “lasting contribution to children’s literature”.

Firefly Films’ Emma Slade is producing and the film is slated to begin principal photography in August 2016 in the New Zealand town of Christchurch.

Visual effects for the film will be created by Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, a purpose-built post-production facility that provides award-winning sound and picture-finishing alongside industry-leading development of digital workflows. The company has provided visual effects for such films as The Hobbit trilogy, The Lovely Bones, District 9 and recently the US remake of the classic epic Ben Hur.

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“Outcast”: Cinemax Details First Four Episodes!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:57

Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast,” directed by Adam Wingard (who did V/H/S and V/H/S/2 with Bloody Disgusting, as well as A Horrible Way to Die, The Guest, You’re Nextand the upcoming The Woods), will premiere on Cinemax June 3rd, 2016, with the cable channel already announcing a second season.

Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and artist Paul Azaceta, Patrick Fugit (“Gone Girl”) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt.

Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff.

Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.

Other cast members include: Wrenn Schmidt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan Holter, a child psychologist who makes it her mission to fix the people around her; Reg E. Cathey (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Rome’s Chief of Police, Chief Giles, who has seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend Rev. Anderson’s assertions about demons; Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards”) as Kyle’s former wife, Allison Barnes, who has lingering doubts about what happened in their marriage; Julia Crockett (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) as Kyle’s mother, Sarah Barnes, whose apparent mental illness tainted his childhood; David Denman (“13 Hours”) as Megan’s husband, Mark Holter, a by-the-book small town cop whose temper can get him in trouble; and Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as Sidney, whose dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hide malevolence.

Episode #1: “A Darkness Surrounds Him”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 3 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 4 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 5 (5:15 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (1:30 a.m.), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.) and 23 (7:00 p.m.)

Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) confronts a possession case and begins to delve into the secrets of his past.

Written by Robert Kirkman; directed by Adam Wingard.

Episode #2: “(I Remember) When She Loved Me”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 10 (10:00-10:45 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 10 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 11 (9:00 p.m., 11:25 p.m.), 12 (5:50 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (1:35 a.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.) and 23 (8:00 p.m.)

Kyle questions his family history.

Written by Jeff Vlaming; directed by Howie Deutch.

Episode #3: “All Alone Now”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 17 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 18 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 19 (5:40 p.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.), 21 (1:55 a.m.), 22 (10:00 p.m.) and 23 (8:50 p.m.)

Kyle and Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) confront an unusual possession.

Written by Chris Black; directed by Howie Deutch.

Episode #4: “A Wrath Unseen”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 24 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 25 (9:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), 26 (5:25 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.), 28 (1:45 a.m.), 29 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m.)

The intrigue in Rome intensifies as Anderson discovers shocking information about someone close to him. Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) conceals a secret.

Written Robert Kirkman; directed by Julius Ramsay.

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“Wayward Pines: Season 2” Promises Mysterious Events

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:57

M. Night Shyamalan’s mysterious drama “Wayward Pines” is returning to Fox on Wednesday, May 25th at 8pm ET. So, to give fans a taste of what to expect, Fox has released a 30-second teaser that show’s strange characters, unsettling and uneasy moments, and haunting intrigue.

A 10-episode, intense psychological thriller based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan, about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions.

“Wayward Pines” stars Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Jason Patric.

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‘You’re Next’ Receives 80’s Style Trailer

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:46

The 2011 horror film You’re Next is considered to be a genre fave, one that was a throwback to the glory days of violent and body-filled slashers. And one of the big compliments was that it had a strong 80’s vibe to it. And I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that’s why YouTuber Sean Johnson whipped up a trailer for the film but made it look like it was shot from that decade.

It’s a well crafted project, although the filter that’s used and the voiceover treatment seems far more like a 70’s trailer than one from the 80’s. Still, it’s a lot of fun and definitely makes me want to revisit the film! Check it out below.

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Sharni Vinson (Patrick), Nick Tucci (Choose, Undocumented), Wendy Glenn (11-11-11), AJ Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Joe Swanberg (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S), Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die), Ti West (The Roost, The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), Calvin Reeder (V/H/S, The Rambler), Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter), Kate Lyn Sheil (V/H/S), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond and Castle Freak) and Rob Moran all star.

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Custom Star Wars Masks Turn Stormtroopers Into Horror Icons!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:43

It’s May 4th, which means only one thing: Star Wars Day!

Okay, so maybe today isn’t as cool as last week’s Alien Day was for us horror fans, but we appreciate any excuse to turn an otherwise ordinary Wednesday into a day of celebration. Of course, this being a horror website and all, we won’t be going all out for Star Wars Day like some other sites, but we do have a fun little treat for you that combines the world of horror with the universe George Lucas first introduced us to way back on May 25th of 1977.

Few images from the Star Wars films are more iconic than the Stormtrooper masks, which have become an instantly recognizable symbol of the entire franchise. Though badass in design, the masks are quite bland when it comes to colors, making them the absolute perfect canvas for fans to have a little fun with. Customizing Stormtrooper masks has become a popular hobby in Star Wars fandom, particularly thanks to the recent release of blank vinyl masks, and no artist is impressing us more in that department than Charles Clary.

Clary, who in his own words makes “stuff and things, things and stuff,” recently embarked on a mission to turn Stormtrooper masks into our favorite horror icons, and he’s been documenting his unique brand of artistry over on his Instagram account: @CharlesClary. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and a host of other big screen villains have thus far been introduced into the Star Wars universe by Clary, and in honor of today’s holiday, we wanted to share his handiwork with you.

See if you can name all the horror icons depicted below!

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Full Details on ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Collector’s Edition Blu-rays!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:43

Scream Factory Presents
Jeepers Creepers & Jeepers Creepers 2
On Collector’s Edition Blu-rays June 14, 2016

A few months back Scream Factory announced they’d be releasing Collector’s Edition Blu-rays of both Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2. We now know what those Collector’s Edition will include and it’s a lot.

The Scream Factory Collector’s Edition releases are a little bit different than their standard Blu-ray releases. They usually come in a slipcase, are often 2 discs (sometimes more) and they contain a whole lot of special features. These release are comparable to the stuff Arrow Video releases, which is a good thing. These Jeepers Creepers release are going to follow that same pattern which is great for fans of the film.

Be sure to check out Trace’s interesting piece on the films’ director, Victor Salva.

Jeepers Creepers (Collector’s Edition)
On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouse and Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck…  and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected… and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable – and unstoppable – than they could have ever imagined!

Special Features:
Disc 1:
•NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
•NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva, stars Gina Philips and Justin Long
•Audio Commentary By writer/director Victor Salva

Disc 2:
•NEW JEEPERS CREEPERS: Then and Now featuring interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, producer Barry Opper, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx and actor Tom Tarantini (37 minutes)
•NEW From Critters to Creepers – an interview with producer Barry Opper (19 minutes)
•NEW The Town Psychic – an interview with actress Patricia Belcher (16 minutes)
•Behind The Peepers: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS featuring writer/director Victor Salva, producer Tom Luse, actors Gina Philips, Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Jonathan Breck and more… (60 minutes)
•Deleted & Extended Scenes including an alternate opening and ending sequence (17 minutes)
•Photo Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer
•Radio Spot

Jeepers Creepers 2 (Collector’s Edition)
When their bus is crippled on the side of a deserted road, a team of high school athletes discover an opponent they cannot defeat – and may not survive. Staring hungrily at them through the school bus windows, the “Creeper” returns again and again. But when the teammates discover that it’s selective about whom it attacks, it will test their ability to stick together – as the insatiable menace tries to tear them apart!

Special Features:
Disc 1:
•Audio Commentary by writer/director Victor Salva and cast members
•Audio Commentary by Jonathan Breck (The Creeper), Brad Parker (Production Illustrator) and Brian Penikas (Special Effects Makeup)

Disc 2:
•NEW JEEPERS CREEPERS 2: Then and Now featuring new interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx and actor Tom Tarantini (22 minutes)
•NEW A Father’s Revenge – an interview with actor Ray Wise (15 minutes)
•NEW Don’t Get Off the Bus – interviews with actors Tom Tarantini, Thom Gossom Jr. and Diane Delano (20 minutes)
•A Day in Hell – A look at the filming of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (26 minutes)
•Lights, Camera, Creeper: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 featuring writer/director Victor Salva, actors Travis Schiffner, Josh Hammond, Billy Aaron Brown, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Aycox, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy and more…  (15 minutes)
•Creeper Creation featuring interviews with production illustrator Brad Parker, special make-up effects artist Brian Penikas and Jonathan Breck (12 minutes)
•The Orphanage Visual Effects Reel (4 minutes)
•Creeper Composer – an interview with composer Bennett Salvay and writer/director Victor Salva (10 minutes)
•Storyboard Renditions of Scenes Not Filmed – “The Creeper’s Lair” and “Ventriloquist Creeper”
•Deleted Scenes (16 minutes)
•Photo Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

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What Type of Serial Killer Hides Inside of You?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:00

I’m still on a bit of a serial killer high after watching The Silence of the Lambs this past weekend. As a result, I’ve been poking around here and there to satiate my resurged interest in these highly intelligent yet entirely unhinged murderers. And that’s when I stumbled across this quiz which asks What Type of Serial Killer Hides Inside of You?

So, so since I took it, I figured I’d share the opportunity with all of you and give you the chance to find your own personal Bundy! The quiz below has 10 questions that are incredibly simple. You just look at a picture and then choose the word that best describes your feeling when looking at said image. Now, I had a little bit of trouble because some of the words didn’t match what I felt, but I still made do.

I got “Thrill Killer”, which explains:

You’re confident beyond measure and see the world as your playground. You haven’t got much regard for rules and prefer to make up your own as you go along.

You prefer to lead a whimsical life and sometimes do things just to see what happens next. You tend to get bored rather easily and constantly search for the next big thrill.

Go ahead and take the quiz below and let us know in the comments what your result was!

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Artist’s Watercolor Horror Movie Posters Will Melt Your Mind!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:01

Thanks in no small part to the many limited edition posters, collector’s edition Blu-rays, and must-own vinyl soundtracks constantly being released by companies like Mondo and Scream Factory, fan-made horror movie art has become more popular than ever before in recent years. Those releases are often adorned with stunning visuals that essentially beg us fans to bust out our credit cards, and they’ve helped to usher in what I can only describe as a golden age for seriously badass alternate horror movie art.

None more badass, I assure you, than the art we’re showing off today.

Wisconsin-based artist Christopher Shy specializes in fantasy and sci-fi artwork that is quite unlike the output of any other artist. Shy, who founded Studio Ronin in 1994, has worked for companies like Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, and Lionsgate, illustrating countless books and graphic novels, and he gained cred here in the horror community when he whipped up the concept art for Marcus Nispel’s Friday the 13th remake. It’s not hard to see why Nispel chose him to help redesign Jason Voorhees, because Shy has a knack for giving bold new life to horror favorites.

By now you’ve seen countless posters for movies like Alien, Ghostbusters, and The Thing, but we can promise that you have NEVER seen art like this before. Ready to have your mind blown? Check out a gallery of Christopher Shy’s gorgeous movie posters below!

You can also purchase several of these right here.

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‘Don’t Look in the Basement 2’ Continues 1973 Storyline

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:43

In his feature film Don’t Look in the Basement 2 director and co-screenwriter Anthony Brownrigg continues the story line of the original 1973 ‘Basement’  film directed by his late father S.F. Brownrigg and released as The Forgotten.  This 2015 sequel which Brownrigg tags a “supernatural thriller” is set forty years later when the only known survivor of a mass murder returns to the institution where the grisly killings took place, his presence triggering a series of increasingly disturbing events.

Don’t Look in the Basement 2  was produced by David Rennke (Source Productions) and Daniel Redd (RDM Productions). The film is scheduled for release on DVD/Blu-Ray May 24th from LeglessCorpse Films and on VOD this Summer.

Brownrigg strengthened the connection of Basement 2 to his father’s earlier film by casting Camilla Carr in a featured role and revisiting the Trinity Institute (formerly Westminster College) in Tehuacana, Texas, for four weeks of principal filming.

Dallas’ own Andrew Sensenig stars as Dr. William Matthews with Arianne Margot as Dr. Lucy Mills and Frank Mosley as Dr. Lance White. Megan Emerick, who co-wrote the screenplay with Brownrigg, plays a supporting role as Nurse Jennifer. Jim O’Rear and Scott Tepperman are orderlies Billy and Bishop, respectively. Willie H. Minor, Jr. is Sam Withers, the mysterious returning patient.

Brownrigg earned the Best Picture Award at the 2010 Bram Stoker Film Festival for his film Red Victotia.

Don’t Look In The Basement 2 will be available on a 2 disc special edition Blu-Ray and regular edition DVD. Special Edition Blu-Ray includes feature length on-set documentary shot by Jim O’Rear and the original 1973 film. You can pre-order now at LeglessCorpseFilms.com

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Sony’s Even Doing a ‘Slender Man’ Movie

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:30

Created as part of a Something Awful forum contest, Slender Man has become almost (and I stress almost) as iconic as Freddy, Jason or even Michael. There’s been video game adaptations, documentaries (the latest is HBO’s Beware the Slenderman), and indie features, not to mention rumors of Slender Man invading next season’s “American Horror Story” (although this has already been debunked).

Sony Screen Gems is taking a stab at the character as they are developing a studio film based off the internet meme, reports Comicbook, who says a fall shoot date is targeted from a screenplay by David Birke (Gacy, 13 sins).

The Slender Man character has drawn similarities to entities such as “The Gentelemen” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and “The Silence” on Doctor Who.

Te site also notes that Screen Gems has an extensive horror history, with films like The Mothman PropheciesBoogeyman, The Exorcism of Emily RoseHostel, and action-horror films like the Resident Evil franchise and Underworld franchise under their belts.

Since there’s not much to go on here, I thought it would be fun to share this incredibly creepy “Slender Man police call,” in which a child is seeing the entity outside of their window.

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[Review] ‘The Offering’ is an Off-Brand ‘The Exorcist’, and it Shows

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:36

Much like the Catholic Church has had to adjust to modern conventions and beliefs, exorcism films have had to make certain changes in order to still be considered relevant in a post-The Exorcist world. It seems that not every filmmaker got this memo, however, as we are still bombarded with generic horror movies that can’t seem to live up to William Friedkin’s 1973 classic. Sadly, Singaporean director Kelvin Tong’s The Offering is one of these films, as it doesn’t exactly do anything wrong but brings nothing new to the table either.

The Offering stars Elizabeth Rice as Jamie Waters, a journalist who travels to Singapore in an attempt to investigate her sister’s mysterious suicide, which was gruesomely recorded on her laptop. Jamie’s journey leads her to her ex brother-in-law Sam Harris, played by Mathew Settle, and her troubled young niece, Katie Harris, played by Adina Herz, who may be the next target of a seemingly demonic force that drives seemingly ordinary people to commit suicide.

As far as exorcism movies go, this is a standard enough plot, though the suicide angle does bring up a few interesting points regarding Catholic faith. Nevertheless, the film suffers from unfocused story elements that ultimately amount to nothing and detract from the experience. Tong seems to dwell on a connection between digital media and the Tower of Babel, with apocalyptic messages on church websites and “demonic” binary code, not to mention an uncomfortable religious glorification of suffering that might seem a bit too old-testament for many viewers. Most of these ideas eventually fizzle out before the unsurprising ending, suggesting that their insertion into the movie was just an excuse to tell this same horror story once again.

These shortcomings could be forgiven if countered with clever presentation, but Kelvin does little to make The Offering seem different from other generic genre fare. The scares are predictable and unsatisfying, and at times it feels like certain arbitrary elements were lifted from better films and placed here in an uninspired amalgam of Asian horror with western sensibilities, with a bit of James Wan thrown into the mix for good measure. That’s not to say that the film does these things poorly, we’ve just seen these scares far too many times before. It’s hard not to chuckle when a movie does the oft-parodied Regan head-spin from The Exorcist and expects you to take it seriously.

Blatant rip-offs aside, The Offering is still just a harmless midnight movie. The film may be excessively familiar, but that doesn’t make it a catastrophic failure. Singapore is a nice change of pace from the usual horror settings, and some scenes were legitimately spooky despite the lack of unoriginality, especially with a decent cast that did their best considering the material they had to work with. The film does present some cringe-worthy after-school-special sensibilities that often plague religious thrillers, but that’s to be expected. In the end, The Offering’s greatest sin isn’t being a bad movie, it’s just not unique enough to justify recommending. On the other hand, if you’re looking for some demonic fun with a slightly modern twist, there are plenty of worse choices out there.

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Hulu’s “The Path” Getting a Second Season

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:33

“The Path” (read our review), the drama series about a family wrapped up in a cult-like religious movement, has been renewed for a second season by Hulu, reports Variety.

The Universal Television series created by Jessica Goldberg (“Parenthood”) wraps its 10-episode first season on May 25.

The series stars Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan as a married couple struggling to hold their family together after one of them begins to have grave doubts about the movement. Hugh Dancy plays the charismatic leader who is intent on solidifying his power as the group’s second-generation spiritual force.

The renewal was expected, adds the site, given the show’s solid reception from critics and the buzz created by its provocative premise.

Goldberg is exec producer of the series with Jason Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions.

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A Cop Turned Bad in ‘Psycho Roman’

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:30

Paris-based Stray Dogs has acquired world sales rights to Indian director Anurag Kashyap’s thriller Psycho Raman (Raman Raghav) ahead of its premiere in Cannes parallel section Directors’ Fortnight, ScreenDaily reports.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars as Raman, a serial killer who sees his alter ego in rookie borderline cop Raghav and sets his sights on making him turn bad.

“It’s elevated bad-ass and, for sure, one of the edgiest and coolest films in the selection. I’d been scouting the film for a while and saw a first-cut in Mumbai in December,” said Stray Dogs founding chief Nathan Fischer.

Fischer, who launched Stray Dogs at the beginning of 2015, first met Kashyap while interning at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles.

“What is so cool about this collaboration with Anurag is that I was his driver three years ago when I was an intern in Los Angeles. I’m so grateful for the trust and generosity at play here,” says Fischer who has already secured sales for the film for France (Happiness) and the Germany (Rapid Eye).

The company’s Cannes slate also include Kashyap protégée Rohit Mittal’s Autohead, a mockumentary about a rickshaw driver in Mumbai, combining elements of Taxi Driver and Man Bites Dogs.

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Fresh ‘The Shallows’ Trailer Reveals Battered and Scarred Shark!

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:22

Sony Screen Gems will have audiences swimming into theaters for Blake Lively’s The Shallows a few days earlier, moving it from June 24 to June 29, 2016.

In the taut thriller The Shallows, penned by Tony Jaswinski, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

It was directed by Orphan and House of Wax‘s Jaume Collet-Serra.

A new trailer was just release, which gets us into the thick of the terror. The biggest surprise, though, is getting an up close and personal look at the film’s antagonist, a great white shark. This shark looks like it’s been through war, and is all battered and scarred with wound all over its body. Everything in the trailer looks intense and thrilling, except for the fact that some of the shots look bizarrely stage-y (it looks like it was filmed on the Universal Studios backlot with a completely CG background). Whatever, we need more killer shark movies, and this one looks dope.

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‘Man Vs.’ Trailer Hunted Down At Cannes

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:05

Heading to Cannes from DDI is Adam Massey’s thriller Man Vs., which stars Chris Diamantopoulos.

In the film, “As host of his own hit TV series, ‘MAN VS’, Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug’s in the remote woods for a routine episode, until he’s awoken by an earth-shaking crash. Things get weirder as it becomes clear Doug isn’t alone. Someone or something is watching him. MAN VS is a nail-biting thriller about one man’s extraordinary desire to survive at all costs.

We have the official art to go along with a trio of stills and the film’s sale trailer.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip.

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Hail Satan and ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ This July!

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:28

One of the best films I saw in 2015 was Osgood Perkins’ masterful February (read our review), starring Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers), with Lucy Boynton (Miss Porter), James Remar (“Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber).

A24, who released The Witch, acquired this Satanic masterpiece out of the Toronto International Film Festival. retitled to The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Bloody Disgusting learned that you’ll finally be able to see this chilling tale on July 14th, specifically on DirecTV. There’s more release plans to come, but at least you won’t be waiting much longer.

Here’s the new, official synopsis:

“A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.”

Principal photography took place in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.

Here’s an international trailer that I would probably avoid watching (spoilers).

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Gojira Announce ‘Magma’: Release New Single “Stranded”

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:10

French metal band Gojira have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album Magma on June 17th via Roadrunner Records. To give fans a taste of what’s to come, the band has released a stream of the 4th track from the album, “Stranded”, which shows that the band has definitely evolved their sound. There is still a lot of aggressive rage bursting forth but there is also a mature restraint and quiet beauty through the song.

Vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier explains, “We are very excited to release our new album ‘Magma’. We put everything we had into these songs. This album is our flesh and blood.

A North American tour will be announced on May 2nd. You can pre-order Magma right here.

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‘Hellraiser’: The Movie vs. The Book

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:00

The Hellraiser series is a topic of a lot of contention here on Bloody-Disgusting. There are some who are extremely passionate about the series and all the entries it has offered. However, there are some, like myself, who feel the series has gone down significantly in quality, even though there is an amazing universe and lore available to pull from. I even went so far as to say the best way of fixing the Hellraiser series is by getting rid of Pinhead. That one definitely drew some ire.

All that aside, I think we can all agree that the premise of the Hellraiser films is really awesome! A malevolent puzzle box that acts as a gateway to Hell and releases the demonic Cenobites to absolutely wreck eternity for those who simply wanted to beat the world record time on a shimmery faux Rubik’s cube? Count me in. But considering that the story truly began with creator Clive Barker’s novella “The Hellbound Heart”, it begs the questions, “What’s different? What was changed?”

Well, the folk over at Cinefix have decided to look into just that and compare “The Hellbound Heart” with Hellraiser. And while there aren’t too many differences, there are enough that the films would’ve been quite different had Barker been 100% faithful to his original story!

Check out the video above and then let us know if you would’ve rather seen Barker keep to the original story or if you’re happy with the way things turned out!

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Sadistic ‘Knock Knock’ Star Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:40

It was announced the other day that Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, will be released worldwide on October 6, 2017.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), today it was reported that Ana de Armas, one of the sadistic beauties in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, is co-starring in the followup that begins filming this coming July.

The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.

Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.

Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.

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