Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man (read our review) this summer.
Here’s the newly minted red band trailer for the film available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and in limited theaters August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.
From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.
“Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape.”
Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).
With Lionsgate doing min-theatrical runs like Magnolia (see Leprechaun: Origins this month), they’ve set their sights (or sites?) on Eduardo Sanchez’s Bigfoot movie.
Exists, a found-footage movie from the co-director of The Blair Witch Project and V/H/S/2, will arrive on various VOD platforms October 3, a few weeks before it hits limited theaters on October 24.
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.”
The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins.
Remember that BioShock news 2K was teasing us with a couple weeks ago? We now know what that is. 2K has confirmed, again via Twitter, that the original BioShock will finally be making its way to iOS. I hope you weren’t expecting something too exciting. Here are some screens.
In some surprising Monday afternoon news, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is rising from the grave it has been buried in for years.
The movie version is now a reality with principal photography slated to start in September(!) and Cross Creek Pictures acquiring domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release, Deadline reports.
British actors Lily James (pictured above in Wrath of the Titans) and Sam Riley, and Australia’s Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) have been set to lead the film that mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic “Pride And Prejudice” with a legion of bloodthirsty undead.
“The novel plays with the relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England who are faced with the challenge of an army of the “sorry stricken”, aka zombies.”
Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, Charlie St Cloud) is directing from a screenplay by David O. Russell and Steers.
Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan will produce on behalf of Sierra/Affinity which is also handling foreign sales.
Last month I spent some time with the unforgiving post-apocalyptic survival horror game Frozen State. It’s a solid game with a fair amount of potential — especially for an Early Access game — but I did find it lacking a bit in the “things to do” department. The game recently saw an update that introduced base building, so now you can gather resources and use them to build a home — a home you’ll likely die in, maybe from hunger, thirst, cold, or possibly at the hands (talons? claws?) of the various monsters that are roaming about.
If you’d like to check this game out, you can grab Frozen State on Steam right now for $9.99.
All photos taken by Cindy Arteaga Photography.
Hell hath no fury as a Devil scorned when Devil’s Deal arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand October 14 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
The small town of Burning Bush learns the hard way to never make a deal with the Devil, as he returns to fulfill a past agreement to collect promised souls. The Devil’s Deal DVD features behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes.
“Hell has come to the town of Burning Bush. When the terms of a deal with the devil made long ago resurface, the innocent must fight for their lives as the Devil aims to destroy everything and everyone in the town to reap the souls he was promised.“
WWE Studios and Lionsgate Tell Variety they’ll release Leprechaun: Origins, which stars wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) as the title character, in limited theaters August 22. Will you find a theater near you playing it and see it with your friends? Personally, I will, although ticket prices are more than an early VOD rental.
The prequel is also scheduled to hit VOD on August 26th and DVD/Blu on September 30th.
Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
“Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.”
Special features on the home video releases include both the “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette and “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette.
I think we can all agree that there really aren’t enough horror games about aliens out there right now. Despite their prevalence in film, especially horror movies (Under the Skin, Alien Abduction, Dark Skies) that same movement hasn’t been seen in horror games. The Hum aims to change that, but they’re going to need our help. The game recently made its way to Kickstarter, where they’re hoping to raise $250,000 NZD (about $213,000 USD).
If you’d like to support the game, you can do so here.
The public outcry has been heard, and this weekend studios began unrolling a series of female-centered franchises that started with news of an all-female Ghostbusters.
This morning, Sony continued to take the head of this charge by revealing plans to make a female-centered Spider-Man spinoff movie.
Says THR, after dating The Sinister Six for 2016 and pushing back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years, Sony is turning its sights on creating a female superhero movie to add to its Spider-Man Universe.
Lisa Joy has been hired to work on the script for the female-centered story. And while they don’t know exactly what crime-fighter Sony plans to center on, a few that come to mind are Black Cat, Silver Sable and Spider-Woman. Personally, I want it to be Spider-Woman, as it could be a defining moment in film history.
This is incredibly exciting news to me, as Ripley is my favorite character of all-time (Wolverine a close second), but I strongly suggest that the studios think while they act – meaning, they need to make sure to create content that’s organic. I don’t want to see female centric characters forced into stories just to make people happy – they should do it because they are necessary and want to (it’s sort of like being asked to apologize – it means nothing after the fact).
The feminist movement has been strong online, and has been (rightfully) screaming for female characters in games and movies for years now. It’s a great feeling to know that voices are being heard, and that studios are willing to listen – even if they’ll point to the success of Lucy as a reason to do so.
Hey there! How’s it going? I hope you had a great weekend and are all rested up for another week. But just in case you need that extra little push, Mr. Disgusting has put together a few suggestions of his current music obsessions that will kickstart Monday for you. Listen to his suggestions below and leave some of your personal favorites for us to check out!
Faith No More – Angel Dust
In the new movie Shock Value (directed by Douglas Rath, available now on VOD from Gravitas Ventures), a struggling ‘B’ movie director blackmails a serial killer to be the star of his next film. Shock Value writer/actor Anthony Bravo picks his Top 5 horror movies set in and around the entertainment business.
In the film, “Miles Fowler makes horror movies. Cheap, perverted, blood-soaked schlock-fests that few see and fewer enjoy. Wallowing in obscurity and desperate to make a name for himself, Miles happens upon a bizarre opportunity when he’s the sole witness to a brutal, real-life murder. Sensing a once-in-a-lifetime chance at artistic (and financial) glory, the z-level auteur decides to build his next project around his new “discovery” – serial killer Nick. But when he finds that Nick is in no way ready for his closeup, Miles must resort to that grandest of Hollywood traditions: blackmail. Pushed from the shadows into the spotlight, Nick has no choice but to learn his lines, hit his marks, and contain his homicidal urges. When cameras roll, however, “creative differences” might just put everyone’s life in turnaround.”
Check out Anthony’s list below!
5: Theater of Blood
Most actors have, at some point in our careers, fantasized about murdering every critic who’s ever given us a bad review. But then we chew a fistful of kava leaves and do some hot yoga and we’re back to our usual docile, narcissistic selves. Not Vincent Price. Beheading, drowning, electrocution… sure, he’s a hypersensitive bloodthirsty lunatic. But you can’t say he doesn’t commit.
4: Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Even if, like myself, your soul barfs a little every time you hear the words “mockumentary”, “deconstruction” and/or “meta”, it’s hard not to love this movie. Glosserman knows his onions, slasher-wise, and Nathan Baesel is extraordinary. If the world made any sense, this movie would have five sequels and a polarizing Platinum Dunes reboot by now.
3: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Long before TMZ was around to bravely keep tabs on our deranged former child stars, has-been Baby Jane Hudson was tormenting her poor crippled sister Blanche with binds, gags and fresh-from-the-oven rats. The body count may be low here but horror ain’t all teen screams and creature features. Sometimes true horror is having to listen to Bette Davis sing.
A good two decades before Oprah Winfrey coined the term “torture porn”, shady TV exec James Woods happens upon an enthralling BDSM-a-thon and ends up tumbling down a high-tech (for 1983) body horror rabbit hole. Like all early Cronenberg, it’s original, hypnotic and terrifically gross. If you liked Network, but felt it suffered from a lack of stomach vaginas, this one’s for you!
1: Body Double
In lesser hands, this tale of voyeurism, murder and pornography would have been a cheap, seedy Hitchcock rip-off. In De Palma’s masterful hands, however, it’s a slick, seedy Hitchcock homage…only better because it has adult content, adult language, graphic violence, nudity and strong sexual content. It’s everything you could want in a movie! Plus Frankie Goes To Hollywood!
The situation just got deadly (yeah, they went there)…
We now have the trailer for Attack Entertainment’s Jersey Shore Massacre, in limited theaters on August 22.
Written and directed by Paul Tarnopol, below is also the previously released theatrical one-sheet and stack of images from the pic starring Danielle Dallacco, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, Bigfoot and Ron Jeremy
In the horror comedy, “A typical weekend down the shore takes a bizarre turn in the New Jersey Pine Barrens as six girls and five obnoxious fist-pumpers become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer.“
The last we heard of the Monster Squad, director Rob Cohen was “kicking Paramount” to get the reboot of Fred Dekker’s 1987 classic off the ground.
Now, two years later, the project is publicly deemed “dead.”
In an interview with Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, they confirm the project is deader than dead, and probably won’t be resurrected. I could see it being revived if Universal’s new monster universe is successful, but for now it’s safe to say there won’t be a monster invasion out of Paramount.
Cohen was to direct the remake of the classic, which begins when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. The heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.
Mark and Brian Gunn penned the latest screenplay.
Some people never learn.
IMP Awards shared the official one-sheet for Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films’ The ABC’s of Death 2, releasing on various VOD platforms October 2 with a theatrical run set for October 31.
“ABC’s of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.“
FULL DIRECTOR LIST:
Julian Barratt (THE MIGHTY BOOSH)
Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM)
Steven Kostanski (MANBORG)
Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD)
Jim Hosking (commercial director)
Hajime Ohata (HENGE)
Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS)
Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST)
Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237)
Bill Plympton (Animator)
Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE)
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES)
Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB)
Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE, CUBE)
Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT)
Marcus Dunstan (THE COLLECTION)
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID)
E.L. Katz (CHEAP THRILLS)
Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK)
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES)
Julian Gilbey (A LONELY PLACE TO DIE)
Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY)
Lancelot Imasuen (Nollywood director)
Jerome Sable (THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM, STAGEFRIGHT)
Robert Morgan (BOBBY YEAH)
Finally, a podcast about … Whatever.
This week, Don Allen (who does video reviews for Bloody-Disgusting) and Justin welcome you new listeners to the show, then proceed to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy‘s box office results, “The Last of Us: Remastered,” the Monsterama horror convention, Ebola being just thirty minutes away from Don’s apartment, and, finally, the two reminisce on the 5th anniversary of the release of the “Metroid Prime Trilogy.” All that, plus a message from a new fake sponsor!
Please leave your comments below and let us know what you think of the show.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker who can’t figure out your next step? Between socials, books and other docs, there’s plenty of ways to learn how to get your foot in the door, although some could be a bit dated.
That’s why we’d like to point you to Scream Factory’s upcoming home video release of Jeremy Gardner’s awesome indie, The Battery, which has been receiving rave reviews during its festival run.
Included on the Blu-ray and DVD of The Battery is “Tools of Ignorance,” a full-length 90-minute long documentary on the making of the $6,000 indie zombie film. ” ‘Tools of Ignorance: The Making of The Battery’ shows the whole process of making a feature film on a shoestring budget, with honest interviews by all of the filmmakers involved.”
Here’s the trailer for the doc below. It’s sort of a no-brainer to grab The Battery, especially when it comes rocking a feature doc!
In a world ravaged by the undead, two men must not only survive a zombie apocalyptic mayhem, but also learn to survive each other. Or will they?
On September 16, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY will release writer-director Jeremy Gardner’s enthralling zombie-horror drama THE BATTERY on Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring a general dose of suspense, character tension, and wit, this critically acclaimed movie follows two former baseball players as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead, psychological strain, and their stark personality differences.
THE BATTERY stars Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Boole, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, and Kelly McQuade. Packed with insightful special bonus content, THE BATTERY is a must have for movie enthusiasts, loyal fans, and collectors. The Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $19.97 and $14.97 for the DVD.
Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world. Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl, and a safe place to live.
When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.
Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director/Star Jeremey Gardner, Producer/Star Adam Cronheim, and Producer/Director of Photography Christian Stella
TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: The Making of The Battery (90-minute documentary)
ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL AT THE PARLOR: The Music of The Battery
Some exclusive news out of the Fantasia Film Festival as Bloody Disgusting learned that Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Breakthrough Entertainment will release The Drownsman in the Canadian home entertainment market. This news lands just as the film celebrates its world premiere at the festival in Montreal and is part of a new wave of independently produced horror films.
“After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her, but her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.”
The Drownsman was directed by Chad Archibald (Neverlost, Ejecta), written by Cody Calahan (Antisocial) and Chad Archibald, produced by Christopher Giroux (Dead All Night) and stars Michelle Mylett (Antisocial), Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable and in the horrifying title role, Ry Barrett (Neverlost, Kingdom Come, If A Tree Falls).
“Squeal like a piggy…cuz you’ve been thunderstruck!”
Finnish bluegrass band Steve’n’Seagulls has released a fantastic cover of AC/DC‘s infamous track “Thunderstruck” and, trust me on this, you have to check it out below! It’s infectiously energetic and just a blast to watch!
One of my favorite aspects of horror is a good story, one that draws me in and builds up the characters and situation, allowing me to become invested and actually care about the circumstances. But when you’ve got a 90-minute run time it’s not always possible for all of that information to be given to the audience. That’s why a TV series can have such a stronger impact. For example, when a character dies in The Walking Dead, it can hurt, like the loss of a loved one.
So, to celebrate the Blu-Ray release of Twin Peaks, one of my favorite TV shows ever, I wanted to pose the question to you readers: What’s your favorite horror TV show?
Below are a few of mine and then I want to hear from you! Let me know which ones you became 100% invested in!
Are You Afraid Of The Dark
Sure it’s childish and cheesy now that I’m an adult but when I was a kid this show freaked me right the hell out! It was definitely a big part in building my love of horror and I still really enjoy popping on an episode or two now and again!