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'Jinn' Clip Talks You to...ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:33

We now have a exposition heavy clip from Jinn, which picks up moments after Shawn and Jasmine first meet Gabriel and Father Westhoff, and learn the truth about what’s hunting them. I don’t understand how this is supposed to excite us into theater seats?

The supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad is opening April 4 via Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing. The pic involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the Jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

Jinn stars Dominic Rains (“Flight 93”), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Elysium”) and William Atherton (“Die Hard”).

In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the Jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.

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Red Band 'A Haunted House 2' Trailer a Buffet of Sex Jokes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:28

Open Road hopes to tickle your April Fool’s funny bone with this red band trailer for A Haunted House 2, which ejaculates millions of sex-related jokes.

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle and Cedric The Entertainer all star.

In theaters April 18, “Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A Haunted House 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

A Haunted House 2 spoofs supernatural horror movie hits such as Paranormal Activity 4, Sinister, The Possession, Insidious, The Conjuring, and more. This time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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Anchor Bay Acquires 'The Dead 2: India'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:22

Anchor Bay Films has picked up The Dead 2: India, Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford’s follow-up to their 2010 zombie horror film The Dead, reports Heat Vision.

The company has acquired the theatrical, home entertainment, digital and VOD rights for the U.S. and Canada.

The first movie, also released by Anchor Bay, was the first horror film entirely filmed in Africa. The new one, as the title suggests, moves one continent over and stars Joseph Millson (Casino Royale).

The story is set in motion when a ship from Somalia docks in India and an infected worker enters the overpopulated country. An American engineer (Millson) has to travel 300 miles across the Rajasthan, known as The Land of the Kings, to save his love, who is pregnant and afraid as Mumbai descends into chaos.

The movie, which was shot entirely in India, will be released this fall.

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Marvel Reveals Eye Catching Promotions For 'Original Sin'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:00

Marvel is getting in gear for their next big event, “Original Sin,” from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato in which someone murders the Watcher. In addition to their regular load of promotions and preview material, Marvel has a few sweet incentives for shops to promote “Original Sin”.

Participating retailers will be able to get launch party exclusives including lithographs by Skottie Young, variant covers, and rubber glow-in-the-dark Watcher eyeballs. I know it’s kind of gimicky, but damn if I don’t want one of them eyeballs.

From the press release:

New York, NY – April 1st, 2014 – This May, the marquee comics event of the year kicks off in the must-read ORIGINAL SIN #1. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that Original Sin will reach unprecedented levels of marketing and promotion, exceeding the mass media buzz of any other previous event in Marvel’s comic book history.

The death of a fan-favorite Marvel character sets the stage for a dangerous race to find his killer. Who shot the Watcher, and why have they removed his eyes? The killer is on the loose with the deepest, darkest secrets of the Marvel Universe at their disposal. It could be anyone!

Exceeding the investment of previous Marvel events, Original Sin is set to reach new and current audiences in 2014 thanks to vast social media outreach, new levels of targeted web and video advertising, radio campaigns, television placements including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Declassified and other high-profile press estimated to be seen and heard by millions of potential consumers.

In addition to new marketing strategies, Marvel is proud to announce exciting programs to aid comic shops and retailers in promoting Original Sin. Participating retailers will have access to exclusive launch party items including lithographs by fan-favorite artist Skottie Young, special variant covers, and even rubber glow-in-the-dark Watcher eyeballs!

Original Sin and the associated tie-ins will also be featured in special fold out insert ads running in top circulating Marvel publications from April through September. Special in-store marketing collateral will also be provided including postcards, a special in-store promotional trailer and more.

Special retailer incentives will also be made available to qualifying retailers. Please inquire with your Diamond representative or check the Marvel Mailer for more information.

As Original Sin continues to gain mainstream media buzz from all corners of the entertainment industry – retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders on this hotly anticipated series.

For more information on Original Sin, please visit www.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #OriginalSin.

ORIGINAL SIN #1 (MAR140615)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JULAIN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG, ED MCGUINNESS,
GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & ART ADAMS
FOC – 04/14/14, On-Sale – 05/07/14

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'Godzilla' Can't Be Stopped In Latest Trailer!!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:19

While the pranks are flying high, Warner Bros. is keeping a straight face by releasing the best look yet at the giant lizard king, Godzilla!

Below is a new promo spot from the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot that roared online Tuesday afternoon.

In theaters May 16, “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

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A Leaked Document From Mount Massive Asylum

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:07

An internal email has been leaked by Outlast: Whistleblower’s… whistleblower, because the Murkoff Corporation sucks and they need to be taken down. If you’re looking for a release date, I still don’t have it. On the bright side, reading this will take you anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple minutes — depending on your reading speed — closer to the expansion’s April release. That’s something!

In related news, Whistleblower made our list of 30 upcoming indie horror games you should have on your radar. If you read that too, you’ll get even closer to the expansion. See? I’m only trying to help.

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[Remember This?] Siskel & Ebert Defend 'Halloween'!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:00

I had actually never seen this clip before today, which provides an added dimension to the “remember this” tag since I’m literally asking you if you remember something this time. Because I don’t. In this instance, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert discuss Halloween a few years after the film’s release within the larger context of other slashers. While I truly love and value what these two men did for cinema and the conversation around it, I didn’t always agree with them (a notion you can take up a few notches when it comes to horror).

And there are elements to their argument here that I don’t agree with, primarily their fundamental dislike of the slasher subgenre, which happens to be my absolute favorite kind of horror film. Still, the rest of what they discuss here is quite compelling. Their overall sentiments about Halloween aren’t exactly new, but the way they discuss it in terms of its cinematic language is inspiring (and increasingly rare as the current debate about critics not being able to discuss form indicates). It’s a quick four minutes, but you might come away with an added appreciation for a film you already love.

Think about the TV critics and personalities we have today. Do they even have the ability to discuss film in this manner?

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[Random Cool] Creating the 'Alien: Resurrection' Ripley Clones!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:42

People dog on Alien: Resurrection, even though it’s actually a pretty crazy movie in the scheme of things. One of the most bizarre sequences is when Ripley discovers a room solely dedicated to cloning her, which puts on display all sorts of horrid mutations of the tormented protagonist.

studioADI takes us back to 1996, when the film was in production, and shares with us the making of the Ripley clones that brought the franchise star back from the grave.

For nearly every film, once designs are approved by production the chosen designs then move on to be sculpted in clay. Here is a special look back at the sculpting phase of Alien: Resurrection and the Ripley clone aborations ADI created for the film,” explains studio ADI.

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[TV] Poster For "The Walking Dead" Season 5, Already!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:30

AMC wasted no time sharing the following teaser poster for this October’s return of “The Walking Dead”.

Nothing else has been revealed yet, but you can start snacking on cannibal speculation at will…

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[Indie Horror Spotlight] A Horror Game About Everyone's Favorite Drug

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:16

Last night, I spent some time with Caffeine, an upcoming indie horror game about everyone’s favorite drug. Or, well, I guess if you’re a heroin addict you’d probably prefer the sweet embrace of some Mexican black tar heroin over a cup of Starbucks, but before I go even further off topic, let’s go ahead and take a look at this Unreal Engine 4-powered horror game you might not believe was developed by a one-man team.

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Every Member Of KISS, Past And Present, To Reunite For New Studio Album

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:00

It seems that the drama surrounding KISS and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction has all been a gigantic farce. The long documented bad blood between current original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and a slew of ex-members has all been a part of a long con. Turns out that the current lineup of Simmons, Stanley, drummer Eric Singer, and guitarist Tommy Thayer have been secretly fueling the fire so as to create a wildly surprising announcement to back up their 40th anniversary tour: a new studio album is in the works and it will feature every member, both past and present!

In a move that is reminiscent of King Crimson, each member will have their own part on each song, not a guest appearance. That means two drummers (Singer and Peter Criss) and FIVE lead guitarists (Thayer, Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, and Bruce Kulick) all performing on each track alongside Simmons and Stanley. As for drummer Eric Carr, his skeleton will be used for additional percussion. Simmons has stated that while this might be seen as ghoulish, “…it’s what he would’ve wanted.

The album will be produced by Bob Rock and will be released April 1st, 2015.


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[TV] First Footage From Halle Berry-Starrer "Extant"

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:54

Here’s a first look at “Extant,” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, slated to premiere July 2 at 9 o’clock.

“Extant” is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

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New 'Wolf Creek 2' Trailer Delivers Chaos and Action

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:49

Get ready to hitchhike into terror…

Earlier this year we shared a ton of new images from Image Entertainment’s highly anticipated slasher, Wolf Creek 2. Now, Yahoo! has the official U.S. trailer that’s jam-packed with action, terror and fun!

Read our review of Wolf Creek 2 here.

John Jarratt returns as the killer Mick Taylor, with Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus also starring in this sequel to the popular Sundance slasher originally released by Dimension Films.

Wolf Creek 2 gets a VOD release on April 17, with a theatrical run set for May 16!

Directed again by Greg McLean, “Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

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Countdown to the Birth of 'Devil's Due' With Bloody Disgusting! #DevilsDueDate

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:30

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is giving birth to Devil’s Due on Blu-ray April 29. Extra features include: deleted scenes, audio commentary, director’s photo album, and “Radio Silence: A Hell of a Tea”.

We’ve begun the official countdown exclusively here on Bloody Disgusting that commences every Tuesday until street. We will be posting new information and clips until the baby arrives. Five (5) lucky participants who use the hashtag #DevilsDueDate will be randomly selected to win a poster and a Blu-ray at the end of our countdown! Get on it!

We are kicking things off with a positive pregnancy test! Hit Twitter (#DevilsDueDate) and chat about what’s coming.

From V/H/S directing troop Radio Silence, “After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

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'Twilight Zone Annual' Strips Reality Away

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:21

Dynamite Entertainment will be releasing a “Twilight Zone Annual” this year to compliment their ongoing series. The Annual, which offers three stand-alone tales, is coming at you from Mark Rahner who assures that his work is both “horrifically disturbing” and “comically whimsical”.

Look for the “Twilight Zone Annual” 2014 in shops this June.

From the press release:

March 28th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Following up on the best-selling Twilight Zone series by J. Michael Straczynski, Dynamite is releasing a Twilight Zone Annual to be released in 2014! The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 contains three stand-alone tales written by Mark Rahner, drawn by Randy Valiente, Andrea Mutti and Edu Menna, with a cover by Roberto Castro! This squarebound oversized issue will be available in June from Dynamite Entertainment in comic stores and digital.

The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 contains three stand-alone tales of the bizarre: A politician determined to cut aid to the poor finds himself in a Dust Bowl town in the Great Depression. Reality begins to slip away for a crusader against social network “over-sharing.” And a Renaissance player who doesn’t fit in with his present-day peers gets an ugly taste of the real thing.

“The story in this annual ranges from horrifically disturbing to comically whimsical,” says writer Mark Rahner. I hope readers hear Rod Serling’s voice – and a little of his anger – when they read my Twilight Zone annual. I feel like I was born to write this stuff, because I suspect my mom used one of those cone-speaker things to hardwire me with Twilight Zone while I was still in the womb. Instant addict. I wonder if it’s easy for some people to forget how much nerve Serling showed in those shows. He used them as vehicles for blistering commentary – odd, entertaining fantasy, science fiction and horror vehicles. And that kind of nerve inspired me from my first comic book, Rotten, right on through to this one. My Twilight Zone stories are old-school in their approach – you can’t improve on his formulas – to current things that would have given pause to our cigarette-smoking host.”

The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on June 18th, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 with their local comic book retailers. The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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Review: 'Crossed: Badlands' #50

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:04

A suspenseful standout, “Crossed: Badlands” #50 aims for the reader’s jugular fast and brutally. Garth Ennis returns to the “Crossed” series, already defying reader’s expectations. The start of a new story arc, see if you have the stomach to take on the “Crossed” series.

WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ART BY: Christian Zanier
PUBLISHER: Avatar Press
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 27, 2013

The psychotic plague known as “Crossed” has not even infected the rest of the world yet. The carriers haven’t gotten their name yet because the cross-like rash hasn’t appeared on their faces. We know the plague will eventually turn off people’s conscience though. The Crossed will succumb to their evil most desires and the infection will never stop spreading. The T.S. Eliot poem got it all wrong. The world doesn’t end with a whimper; it ends with a loud and deafening bang.

Writer Garth Ennis toys around with the flashback technique in the quick-paced opening pages. Something horrible is going to happen, which will cause a young man to lose his mind. Events will turn out so badly that the military, even the local police, has to get involved. Ennis is hinting at a multi-layered mystery that readers will have to put together. We are witnessing the early stages of how the Crossed universe succumbed to depravity.

Through heavy-driven dialogue, Ennis introduces a cast of supporting characters in this installment, rather than focusing on the shock value. Surprisingly, Ennis builds the brutal tension with heart-pounding suspense throughout the narrative. The provocative images are just there to tease readers of what’s to come. Ennis wants the readers to wait before he lays out all the gore and depravity the “Crossed” series is known for.

Artist Christian Zanier is able to show the two-sided nature of the main characters. The Prime Minister is introduced outside a church, surrounded by innocent and smiling children. But when the Prime Minister sits inside his limousine, we get to see how corrupt and manipulative he really is. Harry, the Prime Minister’s bodyguard, may seem like a thug and jokester at first. But beneath his punkish attitude lies a resourceful and calculating observer who deduces a traitor amongst the Prime Minister’s crew.

Zanier goes along for the ride with Ennis to tease the readers. We get a taste of sexuality and violence before Zanier heads for the extreme. Zanier illustrates a hard-hitting and fast action sequence midway through to the climax. The best part is that the scene has nothing to do with the Crossed plague. I can’t wait to see how Zanier lets loose the graphic violence and sexual imagery in later installments

“Crossed: Badlands” #50 takes its time to scar your mind. With “Crossed” in the right hands, Ennis and Zanier are going to deliver the gratuitous goods in unexpected ways.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

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'The Messenger' Sees Visions of the Dead

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:18

Gateway Films, Ratio:Film and NoW Films have announced that pre-production will commence on feature film The Messenger following casting, which is now taking place, reports ScreenDaily.

“The Messenger centers on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye.

Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message. Discovering hidden secrets and lies finally pushes the fragile Jack over the edge but there is hope when his estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch. Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father.

Shooting on location in the UK this summer, The Messenger is written by Andrew Kirk and developed by Michael Knowles, with Richard Turner and Richard Hart and has double BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director David Blair attached to the project.

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Three Days Grace Reveal New Song "Painkiller"

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:00

Hard rock band Three Days Grace have released a new track called “Painkiller”, which comes from the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled album. It is also the first track that features vocalist Matt Walst, who was announced as an official member of the band just a few days ago.

You can listen to the track below and purchase it via iTunes.


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'The Legend of Hell House' Is On Netflix!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:10

Those of you who follow Bloody Disgusting regularly know that John Hough’s 1973 The Legend of Hell House is one of my favorite horror films.

I’ve pushed it on you many of times, but now you have no excuse to evade it – it’s on Netflix Instant.

Starring Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt and Pamela Franklin, “A team of paranormal investigators spends a dangerous week inside a haunted mansion to either prove or decisively debunk the existence of spirits.

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[TV] Katherine Heigl In Talks To Join "The Walking Dead" Season 5!!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:00

Wow. Looks like someone is craving that steady TV paycheck again (not hating – I’d take it in a heartbeat). And it’s in the nick of time too. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” wrapped up its 4th season over the weekend and, while the numbers for the show are still unbelievably strong, I’m sure they recognize the need to keep things fresh as the audience grows familiar with the continuing beats of the story. To me it makes sense to bring in a fresh, if familiar, face. Enter Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”, Knocked Up).

Per SchmoMovies, Heigl will play “a central role” as a resident of Terminus, the not-so-idyllic community that Rick and the gang apparently found themselves ensnared in during Sunday’s finale. While the nature of the role is under wraps, there is some speculation that she will be the “big bad” of the season. This actually kind of ties together, since Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple said yesterday that the apparent Terminus leader Gareth (Andrew J. West) isn’t the primary villain for Season 5. Could Heigl be some sort of Cannibal Queen?

The return to TV comes at a great time for Heigl, who recently starred in the crowdfunded drama Jenny’s Wedding, which is currently awaiting release. In the meantime, Heigl recently launched a line of designer bridges that are currently on sale.

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