Per Gillian Anderson and her Twitter account, it appears that filming has wrapped up on the upcoming 10th season of “The X-Files“. Anderson posted a photo of this moment with herself and cast and crew, tagging co-stars David Duchovny and Robbie Amell.
Annabeth Gish is the most recent familiar face to come back to the series, returning as Agent Monica Reyes. Mitch Pileggi will be back as Walter Skinner and William B. Davis has confirmed that “The Smoking Man” is also set to return.
Show creator Chris Carter is once again behind the story, which premieres on January 24th, 2016.
We’ve teamed up with D.C. rock band Caustic Casanova to bring you the exclusive premiere of “The Forgiveness Machine”, which comes from their upcoming album Breaks.
The track is a blend of heavy, bluesy sludge that features bursts of 60’s psychedelic fusion. It flows from a plodding slow tempo to a more deliberate and aggressive mid-tempo approach. It’s incredibly dynamic and a great deal of fun!
Band member Francis Beringer comments:
“The Forgiveness Machine” is the sludgiest and most nakedly emotional song on the record. Lyrical vulnerability, big riffs and sheets of pulsating feedback go quite nicely together, and we think that combination is what makes the song one of the heaviest we’ve written.
You can pre-order Breaks via Retro Futurist Records.
Sep 05 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
Sep 06 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Sep 26 The Pinch Washington, DC
Oct 22 The Toad Tavern Littleton, CO
Fox 2000 Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present Poltergeist (read our review), from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man,” Evil Dead,” “The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House), on Digital HD September 4th and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD September 29th.
Poltergeist contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Kenan directs from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire. The film is produced by Raimi and Rob Tapert, p.g.a. (Evil Dead) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee, p.g.a. (The Ring, The Grudge, The Departed). The film is executive produced by J.R. Young (The Grudge 3), Audrey Chon (Changeling), John Powers Middleton (The LEGO Movie), and Becki Cross Trujillo (Snitch).
Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray Special Features:
Theatrical Cut in 3D
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Summit Entertainment just released a series of promo shots from The Last Witch Hunter, recently set for release on October 23, 2015.
Vin Diesel stars as 13th century Kaulder, the last of witch hunters, alongside Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine. The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner directs.
In The Last Witch Hunter, “Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter (Diesel) is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.“
Here’s a newly released, more detailed synopsis:
“The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.”
Wes Craven may have directed a lot of films, but he was also a great screenwriter. Over the years, he has written many films and created unforgettable characters. He is probably best known for creating some of cinema’s best (and scariest) villains, so in the wake of his death we have decided to take a look back and remember them. Craven had a brilliant imagination, and that imagination was fully realized in all of these terrifying villains. RIP Wes Craven
YouTuber iscoppie has crafted an incredible and utterly adorable retelling of Alien 3. This time, Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and Bishop move into a lovely suburban home where they try to live a relatively carefree and normal life.
Of course, Weyland Yutani still want a Xenomorph specimen, so they tell Ripley that they have her cat Jonesy and she’ll only get it back in exchange for some form of alien.
Seriously, the animation is fantastic and the amended story is quite endearing and charming. Give it a watch below!
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus – the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children – is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins.
RLJ Entertainment has released the first trailer for their absolutely awesome horror anthology, A Christmas Horror Story (read our review), which is to be released in theaters, and on iTunes/VOD platforms October 2nd.
Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015 at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.
“A Christmas Horror Story brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again.”
CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.
In my review I state that “the filmmakers pull off a twist that’s so shocking it could save Christmas.”
Bloody Disgusting has landed a first look at the foreign art for Leatherface, the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which filmed earlier this year in Bulgaria.
The poster reflects on the birth of Leatherface, the chainsaw wielding maniac from the franchise that’s one of three actors.
The film centers around a violent teen who one day will become Leatherface. He escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen), kidnaps a young nurse (played by Vanessa Grasse) and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge.
Dorff will play ‘Texas Ranger Hal Hartman’, a lawman described to us as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface, while Angela Bettis was cast as Mother Sawyer. The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor also is featured with Finn Jones.
Back on Halloween Bloody broke the news that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and the forthcoming Among the Living, will be helming Leatherface for Millienum and Lionsgate.
Leatherface is being produced by Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman (interview), alongside Carl Mazzocone after they successfully resurrected the franchise with the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D. Les Weldon is also a producer on the project, which is being executive produced by Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Mark Gill and Beth Bruckner O’Brien.
In the fairly short time I’ve been writing for Bloody Disgusting I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I love to collect Blu-rays and I’m especially fond of releases from other countries, particularly those from Germany. In fact quite a few people have questioned why I cover so many German releases. There’s a real simple answer to that – German Blu-ray releases are almost always awesome! Mediabooks, sometimes referred to as Digipacks, are my favorite type of Blu-ray release and Germany leads the way with them. Illusions Unltd has released some fantastic mediabooks over the years and they’ve got two more great ones in store for October!
The first release comes on October 2nd in the form of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s classic Turkey Shoot, also known as Escape 2000. Trenchard-Smith is someone I consider to be one of the more underrated genre directors of all time, so anytime one of his titles gets a snazzy release I consider it to be very much welcomed. The second October release will come a week later on the 9th with Zev Berman’s Borderland. I’ve yet to see Borderland but it does star Rider Strong and I like Ride Strong. Both releases will come with the option of two different limited edition covers.
2-Disc Limited Unrated Collector’s Edition MediaBook
Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they’re set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.
Release Date : 10/2/2015
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig
Running time: approx 90 min (DVD), 93 min (Blu-ray)
Sound: German Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
German DTS -HD Master Audio 2.0 (Blu-ray)
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (Blu-ray)
– 24 – page booklet
– Audio commentary
– Featurette : Blood and Thunder
– Interview with director
– Alternative title sequence
– Picture Gallery
2-Disc Limited Unrated Collector’s Edition MediaBook
On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.
Release Date : 10/9/2015
Director: Zev Berman
Starring: Brian Presley, Rider Strong, Jake Muxworthy, Sean Astin
Running time: approx 101 mins (DVD), approx 106 min (Blu-ray)
Sound: German DTS 5.1 (DVD)
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD)
German DTS -HD Master Audio 7.1 (Blu-ray)
English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (Blu-ray)
– 16 – page booklet
– Audio Commentary Director
– Documentary – “Rituales de Sangre”
– Documentary – “Inside Zev ‘s Head – Reflections on Borderland”
– Miss Horror Fest 2007 Webisodes
Today kicks off the Rockstar Energy Drink Safe In Sound festival, which is a touring fest featuring some of the biggest and hottest names in the electronic world! Starting today in Montreal, QC, this tour will continue for over a month and a half, wrapping up in Washington D.C. on October 25th with stops in Detroit, Houston, Denver, Tampa, Seattle, and more!
To celebrate this fest, we got headliner Zomboy to share his Top 10 Zombie Movies with BD! The list is packed with some of the best that the genre has to offer, including titles both serious and humorous, bloody and gory yet full of social commentary. It’s a damn solid list and you can’t go wrong with any of these titles!
Pick up tickets to any date on the tour over at the official Safe In Sound website.
Joining TIFF’s Midnight Madness lineup this September is The Girl in the Photographs, Nick Simon’s horror that will hold its World Premiere in front of thousands of screaming fans.
Wes Craven executive produced the film that was lensed by the veteran cinematographer Dean Cundey (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park), which marks his return to horror after lensing the original Halloween films.
starring Kal Penn, best known as Kumar in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, check out this first clip in which he takes a look at the girl in the photographs….
“Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town natural beauty is bored with her dead end job at a grocery store and is ready to distance herself from her abusive boyfriend. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begins leaving her photos of their mutilated victims. Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings (Penn), a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry and use it for an important ad campaign. When he learns Colleen is their muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles. But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.”
Here’s also the first hi-res still from The Girl in the Photographs.
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.
The Blood Lands makes its way onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital EST/VOD September 1st from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label.
The film, written by Ian Fenton and directed by Simeon Halligan (Splintered), will deliver the screams this fall.
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman), “the thriller follows Sarah (McIntosh) and Ed who encounter luck when they buy a charming cottage set against the Scottish countryside. However, their joy turns to terror as darkness falls and they become bait in a sinister plot. Soon Sarah and Ed get separated in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse as they fight to survive.”
Check out this clip in which McIntosh is on the run and making an escape.
The Blood Lands Blu-ray, DVD and Digital EST/VOD includes a Making Of featurette.
Film festivals can be a unique experience to encounter a movie with a like minded audience members. Chances are you will get special treatment with guests and the such. With sold out audiences & a heightened intense setting all kinds of crazy can kick off (Did you read about the passing out & puking caused by Bite?). Film4 FrightFest just wrapped their 16th edition in London, England over their long weekend & I was subject to a strange occurrence. Arriving late at my designated seat I was greeted by a mutt & it’s companion. A visually impaired guest of the festival had snatched my seat. The seeing eye dog proceeded to watch the “Metal As Fuck” Deathgasm from start to finish. With blind demon plot points I couldn’t help but expect the doors of the movie theatre to be locked in Bava twist of fate.
— Jonny Bunning (@JonnyBunning) August 29, 2015Inspired by these events here are ten movie hounds (from hell and other places).
This week’s installment in Bethesda’s series of E3 show floor interviews with some of the dev behind the upcoming Doom reboot is less about the universally appealing act of demon murder, and more about the game’s shiny new id Tech 6 engine. When asked what the studio hopes to accomplish with the new-and-improved tech, id Software CTO Robert Duffy summed it up nicely, saying their goal is to deliver the best-looking game that runs at a smooth 60 fps and at full 1080p.
The string of words that make up the engine’s name makes it sound like something you shouldn’t care about, but the impact it will have on the in-game world will be noticeable, even if you possess nary a modicum of technical knowhow.
Compared to id Software’s last title, Rage, which drew some criticism for its baked (static) lighting, when Doom finally claws its way out of the Hell dimension it’s been hiding in for the last twelve years, it will bring with it a rendering system that means a considerably more dynamic world.
Doom arrives next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
On Sunday night, after hearing news that Wes Craven had passed away, we found ourselves heartbroken and crushed. A gaping void suddenly entered the world of horror and it felt like nothing could fill it. But as we spoke about our memories, we found ourselves feeling the slightest bit better, our reminiscing slowly closing that dark hole. But it wasn’t enough. We still felt alone in our grief. So we turned to you, the readers, via Twitter.
We asked you, “Tonight we say goodbye to the master of horror, Wes Craven. I want to spend a few minutes sharing stories. What are your favorite memories?”
Below is a selection of the responses that we got, many of which were incredibly touching, many of which simply reinforced the importance and love that Wes Craven so richly deserved.
As you read through these, we encourage you to think of your own stories and memories to share with us in the comments below.
@BDisgusting Bill Pullman screaming as he was buried alive in Serpent & The Rainbow.Wes tapping that primal fear of noone coming to help you
— Viddik (@The_Viddik) August 31, 2015
— Leah (@Leah_Cevoli) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Renting all his films on VHS as a kid and marathoning them all weekend. RIP
— Josh Kellett (@joshjkellett) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting my first time seeing last house on the left will always stay with me. That movie and wes are why I am a horror fan.
— Richard Kirk (@RichardPKirk) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting I'll always remember seeing Scream in the theater as a child & getting the shit scared out of me during the first 10 minutes.
— TS Comics (@TSComics) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting im basically a filmmaker thanks to him
— NotSo Ancient One (@Josh_Mateos) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting while my parents watched the 1st NOES on cable I snuck out of bed and laid under the kitchen table watching in secret.
— Tim Murr (@holyrooster) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting When I was young I watched The People Under the Stairs and it terrified me, but I loved it deep down.
— matt sans frontieres (@spookyVHS) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting watch with my cousin javi, every thursday, a nightmare on elm street movie, when I was 15.
— David Romero (@FCBdarocalabria) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting I have always been astounded by how soft spoken and genuinely funny he was. Not really a story, but, still wanted to share.
— Zac C (@gottabezac) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting So many. First time I saw Elm Street I was blown away. Helped kickstart my horror obsession. 1,2 Freddy's coming for you..
— Dave (@troonooyawker) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Watching Scream for the first time. I was so scared, I cried cause I was 5 when I first watched.
— drew. (@itsdrewbbybxtch) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting I saw Scream in the theaters and the day it came out on video I rented it on VHS from Blockbuster.
— PAULY HⒶRK (@paulyharker) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting watching Nightmare as a child and being afraid to sleep. Also watching Scream and having nightmares to this day of Ghost Face.
— Travis Grimm (@travisthegrimm) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting I know I can't be the only Deadly Friend fan out there.
— John Tyler (@john_tyler646) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Sneaking into my living room at 5 years old to watch ANOES. It changed my life forever, and I mean that. Wes was a genius.
— DanCleary (@dancleary79) August 31, 2015
— J Jossey (@theanswer_o98) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting All of New Nightmare, one of my all-time favorite films. You need only look at my penname to see how his work affected me.
— Rathan Krueger (@DarknessOpera) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Being completely traumatized by Freddy killing Glenn when I was 5. Still kind of freaked out by that.
— Traci McKagan. (@xTraciMcKagan) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting NOES 1 and 3, Deadly Friend, and The Hills Have Eyes.
— Zero The Hero (@Illuminati322) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting remember watching The People Under The Stairs when I was 7. It didn't scare me, I wanted more. Still one of my favorites!
— Leann (Oni) Miller (@WickedQueenOni) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Watching Scream at night by myself when I was 11. Always loved horror but the opening truly scared the hell out of me. Amazing
— Matt W. (@mattdubbs) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting He always based his stories in a real fact. That amazes me since I was 10. He told us the truth using fantasy.
— Corina (@VivaLaMangas) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Dressing up as Freddy in elementary school but being too scared to keep the glove and mask in my room in case they killed me.
— Nikki (@duranieinblack) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting NOES was the first horror film I ever saw. I watched it with my mom when I was 5. I've been hooked ever since…
— Nichole Hamilton (@NBHamilton) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting I watched Scream when I was home sick from school. I felt like shit, but it made my day, and I've been obsessed ever since.
— Emma Kitt (@EmmaKitt) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Watching NOES Four aged about 11 taped off tv. It was in the afternoon and as it got darker I got more scared.
— lferney (@lferney) August 31, 2015
— Viddik (@The_Viddik) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting Growing up scared shitless of his movies. Fighting back tears
— Sean Flaherty (@SeanFlaherty13) August 31, 2015
@BDisgusting his movies were my childhood. Losing him is like loosing a family member. I'm thankful for his films and legacy.
— Morgan jones (@morgmorgan25) August 31, 2015
The haunting directorial debut from Ted Geoghegan that frightened audiences at SXSW ’15 and even had our very own Patrick Cooper label it a “masterfully crafted slow creeper” will be making it’s way to home video around the world just in time for Halloween. With an American Blu-ray and DVD release already announced from Dark Sky Films for October 9th, Accent Film Entertainment has announced the Australian release for October 21. Since virtually all the world is Region A or Region B, everyone will have a chance to grab this in time for some Halloween viewing.
This House needs a family. After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne move to the quiet New Englang countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly become the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to pull their souls – and the soul of their lost son – into hell with them. We Are Still Here is a tense, frightening and thoroughly haunting modern ghost story.
On October 27th Olive Films is going to release a slew of titles, many of which will be seeing Blu-ray for the first time. A number of these have been on my Blu-ray wish list for quite some time. Beyond thrilled to finally be getting Sometimes They Come Back. Any titles jump out to you? Let us know in the comments below!
Fearing that their city is the target of a serial rapist, Manhattan Detective Dale Androtti (Lance Lewman, Riot On 42nd Street) finds an unlikely ally in Dr. Gamble Pace (Teresa Farley, Bad Girls Dormitory) when they are teamed up to investigate the brutal crimes. Their suspicions, unbelievable as they may seem, will lead them to a terrifying discovery that an alien life form is impregnating women to reproduce his species.
The Meteor Man
Triple-threat Robert Townsend (writer, director & actor) stars as the shy and retiring schoolteacher, Jefferson Reed in The Meteor Man. Jefferson, who gains mysterious super powers when he’s struck by a meteor fragment, uses those powers to help his neighborhood combat gang crime. A time-honored tradition of superheroes, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Jefferson’s courage will be tested as his super powers diminish and he must decide where true strength really lies.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Straddling the cultural divide between the East and West,Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects stars Charles Bronson (Messenger of Death) as Lt. Crowe, a coarsened Los Angeles cop whose objectivity is compromised when a case he’s investigating hits close to home. Crowe will reexamine his prejudices when he forges a friendship with a Japanese businessman whose daughter he’s saved from a child prostitution ring. But an unexpected tragedy will lead the out-for-justice Crowe into uncharted waters as he pursues the murderous pimp known as Duke (Juan Fernández, Bulletproof) in the edge-of-your seat crime drama Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects.
Messenger of Death
The brutal murder of three Mormon women and their children is just the tip of the iceberg as an investigative reporter digs into the seamy side of religious fanaticism and political corruption in the compelling crime drama Messenger of Death. Newspaper reporter Garret Smith (Charles Bronson, Death Wish) with the help of local editor Jastra Watson (Trish Van Devere, The Changeling) set out to solve the horrific murders which they believe may be linked to a fundamentalist sect whose excommunicated leader, Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey, True Grit) is considered a prophet. Garret and Jastra discover just how deep still waters run as clues and the list of possible suspects pile up, which includes the husband & father of the murder victims (Charles Dierkop, The Sting) and his estranged brother (John Ireland, Red River).
A searing indictment of police corruption based on a story by noted crime novelist James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia),Dark Blue stars Kurt Russell as Sergeant Eldon Perry, a Los Angeles police officer faced with a choice so monstrous it will affect his personal life and the lives of those around him while cutting through the heart of the police department.
This gripping film, part science fiction, part philosophical musing on man’s place in the universe, has gained cult status. Michael Murphy (Manhattan) stars as James Lesko with Nigel Davenport (A Man For All Seasons) as Dr. Ernest Hubbs, scientists in search of answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population that’s adopted a hive mentality allowing the ants to team with others of their species to create a super colony. In an effort to better understand the intelligent and powerful new life form, Lesko and Hubbs are faced with the choice of either communicating with, or eradicating their antagonists. Lynne Frederick is cast as Kendra, an ant attack survivor who’ll play a pivotal role in deciphering the ants’ mysterious existence.
Stephen King’s Sometimes They Come Back
Based on the short story by Stephen King (The Shining),Sometimes They Come Back, stars Tim Matheson (Animal House) as the troubled Jim Norman who moves back to his hometown with his wife Sally (Brooke Adams, The Dead Zone) and son Scott (Robert Hy Gorman, Forever Young) after accepting a teaching job at the local high school. But the town holds dark memories for Jim who moved away years earlier following the murder of his brother, Wayne (Chris Demetral, Blank Check). The young men responsible for the murder met with their own horrific deaths and now those restless spirits have come back for revenge.
The Deadly Bees
First there was The Birds. Now there’s The Deadly Bees. Something terrifying is taking place on Seagull Island. When pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh, Lust For A Vampire) arrives at the island to recuperate from nervous exhaustion, she’ll soon discover that the cottage belonging to beekeeper Ralph Hargrove (Guy Doleman, Thunderball) and his wife Mary (Catherine Finn, The Creeping Flesh) is not the idyllic accommodation she’d hoped for. Following a series of deadly bee attacks, Vicki becomes an amateur detective at the urging of the island’s other beekeeper, the mysterious H.W. Manfred (Frank Finlay, The Three Musketeers) uncovering clues to determine if the deaths were accidental or murder.
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Mota (Gregory Gaye, Ninotchka), a Martian invader intent on ruling Earth, finds a more than willing accomplice in Dr. Bryant (James Craven, Captain Midnight), a brilliant scientist with a secret Nazi past. Together they plan to harness atomic technology to further their evil goal. But whatever diabolical plan Mota may have in mind, intrepid pilot and would-be investigator, Kent Fowler (Walter Reed, Thunderbirds), along with his crack team, Steve (Sandy Sanders, Phantom From Space) and Helen (Lois Collier, Boston Blackie), will foil Mota, his Nazi stooge and evil henchmen Drake and Ryan, at every turn, leading to a climactic battle inside of a live volcano.
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors
Five men who board a train as strangers will soon find commonality when joined by a sixth passenger, the mysterious traveler known as Dr. Schreck (Peter Cushing). Watch as their destinies unfold in the chilling and “life”-altering horror-thrill ride, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors. To while away the time, the good doctor offers to read each passenger’s Tarot cards. The innocent parlor game has an unexpected conclusion as each reading unfolds on screen as a terrifying vignette (a werewolf on the loose; a vengeful creeping vine; a tale of voodoo; a disembodied hand coming to life; and a vampire story) the results of which are unpredictable and shocking.
Fire is your friend in Tripwire Interactive’s horror game Killing Floor 2 thanks to the free Incinerate ‘N Detonate content pack that rolled out on Steam earlier today. With new achievements to earn, combat perks to try, crossover characters to unlock — assuming you own Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Rising Storm, Red Orchestra 2, or some combination of the three — this update is easily one of the more substantial updates the game has seen so far.
Killing Floor 2 is available on Steam Early Access for $29.99. Still no word on a console release.
The Gothic horror melting pot over on Showtime that is John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful” just had six more ingredients added into the mix, according to Deadline. First up, Patti LuPone, seen last season in a guest starring role as witch Joan “The Cut Wife” Clayton, will be returning to the series in another part. LuPone will be playing an American therapist named Dr. Seward, who has “an unconventional new approach” to treating Vanessa Ives’ (Eva Green) problems. LuPone has now been set as a series regular, so expect Dr. Seward to stick around for awhile.
Given the nature of the series, I think it’s say to assume that we have just added another character from Bram Stoker’s famed novel, Dracula, to the series. While we have yet to see the fiend himself, the Count has been referenced throughout the first two seasons and we have already be graced by the presences of Mina Harker (Olivia Llewellyn) and Abraham Van Helsing (David Warner). The show’s version of the novel’s events have already taken place and so far the details have not yet been revealed, so perhaps we will be getting a deeper look next year?
Sam Barnett has been cast as Dr. Seward’s “mysterious young secretary”. No further information about the character has been given at this time, but it’s safe to say that something is up at Dr. Seward’s office. Continuing with Vanessa’s new acquaintances is the casting of Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, “a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa”. Another suspicious character, no doubt, as few who involve themselves in her life are ever who they claim to be.
The new big literary character that Logan teased a couple of months back has finally been revealed: Dr. Henry Jekyll! Shazad Latif will be bringing Robert Louis Stevenson’s trouble physician to life and no doubt play an important role in the coming third season, although no details as to how he fits in have been revealed yet. Veteran character actor Wes Studi joins the series as Kaetenay, “an intense, enigmatic Native American” who has strong ties to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and will apparently also bond with Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton).
Lastly, Jessica Barden is set to play Justine, “a young acolyte” to Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and Lily Frankenstein (Billie Piper). Given the nature of those two characters, as well as the series as a whole, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that this Justine is none other than the titular character from the Gothic erotic novel Justine (or The Misfortunes of Virtue), which was written by the Marquis de Sade himself. The sadism inherent both in the novel itself and the two series characters with whom she will associate practically guarantees this. More trouble for poor Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) to deal with!
“Penny Dreadful” returns to Showtime next Summer.
About a year ago, back when P.T. was still freely available to download off the PlayStation Store and Silent Hills was being built by a team led by two of my favorite people in the world, we were shown this. It’s bittersweet now, but the idea of using Lisa’s ghost to distract enemies in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is no less cool today than it was before Konami slipped into a Carrie-esque blood-frenzy and razed it to the ground.
Kojima isn’t going to let that brilliant, bite-sized morsel of an interactive nightmare disappear completely. One way to keep its legacy alive is by hiding a second tribute to P.T. in one of the biggest video games of the year.
Spotted by YouTuber Arekkz Gaming, this second Easter Egg brings the radio broadcast that plays on repeat during some of P.T. into Metal Gear’s world of near-future stealth action espionage. See how you can find it in the video below.