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Vera Farmiga and Co. Talk “Bates Motel” Season 3 #SDCC

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:03

Debi Moore reports out of the press room for “Bates Motel,” and while showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin are saving the big announcements for the panel, we did glean a few clues of what’s ahead in Season 3.

First we spoke with Norma Bates herself, Vera Farmiga. When asked how she reconciles Norma’s behavior in the series, Vera said she sees herself as Norma’s “court appointed lawyer in her defense” and “approaches her with outright compassion.”

She focuses on what she appreciates about the character; Norma’s “terribly flawed but trying to be the best mother she can be.” She had a very grim upbringing with no role model, and her relationship with Norman is a “lifejacket.” Theirs is a noble love, and Norma is a “lioness with a lame cub.”

She couldn’t tell us much about the upcoming third season as she hasn’t seen a script yet (shooting begins in October), but now that Norma “knows” about Norman, her objective is to nurse him back to health. She believes no one can help him like she can.

Exec producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin were up next, and while they said all the big surprises are being held until this afternoon’s panel, they promised they have a “good gameplan” with the theme of Season 3 being the good and evil that live in everybody and which side wins out.

Cuse said that with Norman’s ending already known, their goal is to “subvert expectations” without a literal reenactment. His story is a tragedy, but there is some fun involved in seeing which version of him will emerge.

Ehrin added that while there are milestones to be reached, they are not beholden to them and are building toward making “Bates Motel” the best story possible.

Cuse did tell us that they felt the drug story needed to end so they could move on to something else. There will be “new forms of menace and new romances.” Ehrin teased that she thinks of White Pine Bay as a “real place” and the effects of the drug war blowing up will have an impact on the town’s economy and politics, just as it would in real life. Cuse said that in Season 3 the town will be “living in the aftermath,” which will change its character. We’ll have a “new set of circumstances and ramifications.” In a place where evil has lived for so long, there is now a vacuum.

As for Norma’s journey this season, Ehrin said the primary question is “Who can you trust?” There will be an even darker environment with shooting taking place during the winter. We asked about the relationship between Norma and Dylan, which seemed to be on the mend, and certainly their “relationship cannot get fixed in one conversation; there will be a lot of push and pull and confusion.” We will come to know a bit more about Dylan’s past. He’s on the axis of good and evil; is he going to step into the void and accept the role Romero offered him at the end of Season 2, and what will be the consequences of his choice? Cuse said he will make the decision at the beginning of the season.

We ended our chats with Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke (unfortunately Freddie Highmore had another panel to attend so we missed out on speaking with him). Carbonell described Sheriff Romero as “manipulative” and commented that he often “rewrites history” so that he comes out on top. While we enjoy how mysterious Romero can be, we were pleased to learn that in Season 3 some of back story will be revealed.

Cooke discussed Emma’s illness and explained that she wanted to make her “more than her disease” and keep her full of life. As for what’s in store for the character, she thought she was part of the Bates family and was unhappy to be shut out of their secrets, and now that she’s aware that Norman is a product of incest, she still wants to be part of it so they can “wallow in misery together.”

Carbonell explained that with the drug business shakeup, the structure of his work is broken. His offer to Dylan to take over will play a big part in what’s ahead for him. Will they team up or go against each other? Stay tuned!

The affection the two co-stars share for each other was obvious. Carbonell wrapped things up by saying he’s fortunate to work with such an “unusually great group of people” who are all extremely talented and incredibly generous. He called “Bates Motel” a dream job.

During the “Bates Motel” panel, we learned that Season 3 will see the return of Nicola Peltz as Bradley. As you may recall, the last time we saw her, she was fleeing White Pine Bay with blood on her hands.

Much more interesting is that Kenny Johnson (“The Shield”, “Dexter”) will return as Norma’s brother, Caleb. Best of all? Johnson will be upgraded to series regular!

For you Norman and Emma shippers, there may be additional complications as Cuse hints at a potential love interest for her.

Season 3 of “Bates Motel,” from Universal Television, is slated to air in early 2015.

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Scream Factory Announces 10 Horror Classics For Blu-ray!!

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:57

Straight from the Scream Factory! panel at the San Diego Comic-Con comes news of not one, not two, but ten new classic horror titles getting Blu-ray releases!

Also note that available exclusively at the event at the Shout/Scream booth (#4248), will be a limited edition blood red Scream Factory t-shirt as well as a button pack. The company will also be selling copies of several upcoming Blu-ray releases before they hit stores, including Ginger Snaps, Phantom of the Paradise, Motel Hell, and Without Warning.

Start saving your pennies if you want one of the following some 2014:

Escape from New York (Collector’s Edition)

Mad Max (Collector’s Edition)

Dolls (Collector’s Edition)

Invaders from Mars (1986)

New Years Evil

The Dark Half

Monkey Shines

Phantom of the Opera (1988)


Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

No word on release dates or special features yet, but we’ll bring them to you as soon as we hear something.

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Alex Aja’s Head-Exploding News: ‘Scanners’ His Next Project? #SDCC

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:50

Head all the way back to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con where it was first announced that the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films was developing a TV show based on David Cronenberg’s 1981 cult classic Scanners with director Alexandre Aja serving as executive producer.

During the press conference for Horns, we got a quick update from Aja on where the show is at.

I’ve always been a huge huge fan of Cronenberg and especially Scanners,” Aja told us. “I think it’s one of the best worlds and best universes created. There’s been a few years where I’ve tried to figure out a way to create a TV show. Hopefully, next year here at the same place we’ll be revealing a lot, but yes, but this is definitely something I want to do next.

It’s gonna be so good your head’s gonna explode,” chimed in author Joe Hill (also on the Horns panel with Aja) with a laugh.

No matter what he says, I don’t think there’s any chance of this getting off the ground, although my head would explode if Aja were to pull it off.

The 1981 film begins when a scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

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Joe Lynch and Salma Hayek Talk ‘Everly’; New Images! #SDCC

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:37

We told you that Joe Lynch‘s next film, Everly (releasing next February), scored distro via Dimension Films and RADiUS a couple of months back, and just yesterday we caught up with Lynch and his star Salma Hayek at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Everly is an intense action thriller centered on a down-on-her-luck woman (Hayek) who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss, while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter.

Everyone familiar with Lynch, who directed The Knights of Badassdom and Wrong Turn 2, knows that he has a habit of putting his actors through the proverbial wringer so we wondered if his approach would be different with Hayek. He laughed, “Believe me, it was all on the page already. I didn’t have to coax Salma into anything!

Honestly, the amount of heart that got installed into the movie because of her was monumental, and every day – and this is to Salma’s credit – she would ask, ‘Where’s the truth in this?’ That really made me evaluate every single beat in the film.

He continued, “I had lived with the script so long and Salma came in totally fresh and totally objective and said, ‘Wait. You might have had that really cool shot in your head for five years, but is it resonating the truth of the moment?’ We would literally throw everything out and say let’s focus on how we can get the most emotional impact into the moment while still making the film engaging because it’s all in one room. So it was definitely a mutual masochism I guess you could say. She set me straight plenty of times.

Given that Salma spends a good portion of the film locked in one room, we asked if maybe she became a tad claustrophobic during the shoot. “I am actually claustrophobic,” said Hayek. “It was the same room, but there were so many different things happening in there. What was really claustrophobic was the time I spent tied up and in a cage during that short segment…

We had some technical problems that day, and so you are building up emotionally and then you hold it because we are going to go again. At some point at one take when they said cut, I cried for an hour and they were all freaking out. For me, it was very challenging. So yeah, it wasn’t so much the room that made me feel claustrophobic, but that one scene that looks like nothing was REALLY tough.

Given that Hayek spends most of the film being terrorized, it turned out getting free and giving back some pain was especially gratifying.

I had to go train to learn how to use a gun, and everyone else on the crew was all excited about the training… I detested it. *laughs* I remember that every time we shot them, I was like, ‘Oh, the noise!’ By the time we reached the end of the shot, I remember that I was shooting and I was not even blinking anymore. By that point so much emotion had built inside me I was ready for revenge. I was just in control of my body… in control of the gun. In the beginning I was supposed to be a good, unassuming victim, but at the end Everly’s a different person.

That was one of the benefits of shooting chronological, too, because we really got to work through the emotional beats every step of the way,” adds Lynch. “By the end, you really feel like she’s the phoenix rising out of the ashes.

TWC-RADiUS will release next February.

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Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ Trailer Is Here and It’s… #SDCC #WalrusYes

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:10


I don’t wanna die in Canada,” Long’s character whispers as he trembles in fear keeping hope that he’ll be saved. That’s the final shot of the impressive first trailer for Tusk, Kevin Smith’s toothy horror film about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).

Fright night the San Diego Comic-Con hosted “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith,” which also featured stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment on the panel. After the panel Smith revealed the trailer to the world. It’s dark, creepy, and surprisingly funny – but what I like is that the humor is in the situation and appears to be unforced. This is just a trailer, clearly, but I’m impressed. There’s a lot going on, and yet, we still haven’t seen Long transformed into a walrus. Saying this aloud, how the fuck does this movie exist? It reminds me of classic horror that was daring and didn’t give a shit. #WalrusYes

A24, who has been on fire as of late, is releasing The Human Centipede-inspired horror in theaters September 19, 2014.

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Edgar Wright Vs. Giant Praying Mantises!

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:16

Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright has been tapped by Sony to helm Grasshopper Jungle, an adaptation of the YA novel by Andrew Smith, the Hollywood Reporter writes out of the San Diego Comic-Con.

Wright, who recently left Marvel’s Ant-Man over creative differences in May, will direct Grasshopper Jungle from a script by Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls).

Dutton’s book, which hit shelves in February 2014, “follows a teen in Ealing, Iowa, as he and his friends accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of six-foot-tall praying mantises.

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There’s an Alien Spider Loose in a NASA Lab in First ‘Quadrant’ Footage

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:15

The indie horror game Quadrant first appeared back in January. We don’t know much about it, other than the now very familiar concept of being hunted and alone in an unfamiliar environment. This time it’s a NASA lab in 1979, where something has gone horribly wrong. As a member of a hazardous waste disposal crew, your goal is to locate the problem and remedy it — possibly through the liberal use of a flamethrower.

Oh, and the thing that’s hunting you looks like a giant alien spider. I hate spiders.

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‘Brutal Doom’ Will Soon Become Way More Brutal

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00

As we all patiently wait for a look at the Doom reboot, the makers of Brutal Doom — a mod that updates the original two games with modern shooter mechanics and lots of gore — is about to see a new update. Brutal Doom v20 isn’t far off, and when it hits it will add ragdoll physics and the ability to separate individual limbs from enemies, among a bunch of other things.

Check it out in the video below.

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[TV] “The Walking Dead” Images: Carol, Judith and Rick

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:47

EW landed two new images from “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5, which will be one of the bigger events at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The images depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), as wel as baby Judith.

“The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.

“The Walking Dead” returns this October on AMC.

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Check This Band Out: Black Cat Attack

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45

How about another band for you readers to check out? The past few entries into the ‘Check This Band Out’ series have been very atmospheric and moody. However, today we’re amping up the energy and bringing some female-fronted horror punk rock to your ears!

Meet Oshawa, ON band Black Cat Attack! The band dropped their third release, Bright Side Of The Moon earlier this year, and it features songs like “Slime Breathing Maggots”, “Vampires Of Planet X”, “Killing Spree At Zero Gravity”, and more.

The band states:

Marrying dark lyrical themes and the soft melodic vocals typically associated with Horror Punk acts with a rhythm section based on the hard, fast and driving bass and drums of the Hardcore movement has helped BCA carve out a place in Southern Ontario’s music scene that is truly their own.

Bright Side of the Moon by Black Cat Attack

Tour dates:

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Worship ‘The Sacrament’ On Home Video

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:38

Obey your Father on August 19.

Directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S) and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno), Magnet has announced an August 19 release for The Sacrament (review #1, review #2) on both DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include “The Making of The Sacrament“, “AXS TV: A Look at The Sacrament and a Theatrical Trailer.

The film stars Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).

“The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

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Uni’s Horror Nights Will Have ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Scare Zone

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:32

As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.

“The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie’s premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will be inhabited by average citizens transformed into sadistic felons during this period of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.”

The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summer’s surprise hit, moves from the confines of a suburban neighborhood to the streets as the government begins its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With all emergency services suspended, it’s the one night when society regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution. For average people who do not have the means to barricade themselves indoors with a state-of-the-art security system, anarchy rules and no one is safe. In this new story, an unlikely group of five citizens discover how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a dangerous night fraught with impossible decisions.

From director and writer James DeMonaco (The Purge, Assault on Precinct 13), The Purge: Anarchy stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Zach Gilford (Devil’s Due), Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).

‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is about taking guests out of their comfort zones and placing them at the core of unimaginable horror,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Because the premise of ‘The Purge’ could theoretically happen, our scare-zone elevates that sense of fear and forces you to really watch your back. Imagining how your neighbor, friend or enemy could take revenge on you without retribution because you wronged them takes horror to a whole new level, and we wanted to bring that gut-wrenching terror to every one of our guests.

‘The Purge’ scarezone will invade the streets of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, taking up most of our New York back lot. The chaos that reigns in the film will be replicated nightly, but now our guests can actually attempt to survive the night themselves,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “The familiar emergency broadcast will be heard announcing the commencement of the annual Purge, and all hell will literally break loose.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors” in uniquely themed scare-zones. In addition to “The Purge: Anarchy,” other announced experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Face Off: In the Flesh.”

To complement its numerous mazes, “Halloween Horror Nights” features a variety of terrifying scare-zones designed to provoke heart-pounding fear as guests traverse the park from one traumatizing experience to the next, unsure of what lies just around the corner.

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[Fantasia '14 Review] ‘The Harvest’ Is a Harrowing Tale of Human Horror

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:16

Buckle up, guys. John McNaughton’s long-awaited return to film after a 13-year void is a powerhouse story of human horror. It’s a unique story that would’ve come across as ridiculous if made by a lesser filmmaker, but in the hands of McNaughton, The Harvest stays grounded throughout as it plays out its devastating drama exploring the darkest sides of humanity. Driven by the strong performances of Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, and two impressively solid child actors, The Harvest is set to floor audiences (whenever the hell it gets released). McNaughton is back in a big way, rejoice, you swine.

Morton stars as Katherine, a skilled pediatric surgeon married to Richard (Shannon), a former nurse who had to quit his job so he could care full time for their sick son. Andy (Charlie Tahan) is bedridden due to an illness that makes his bones weak, but it doesn’t stop him from dreaming of playing baseball. He’s tucked away in his room all day while his parents perform experimental treatments on him, but their little bubble bursts when Andy befriends the new girl in town, Maryann (Natasha Calis). She comes in through Andy’s bedroom window and keeps him company, which causes Andy to come alive a little bit. Richard is okay with their friendship and the sparkle it puts into Andy’s eyes, but Katherine doesn’t want any strangers coming in their house and she lashes out at Andy and Maryann to a disturbing degree.

With her performance as Katherine, Morton joins the ranks of wicked movie moms, right up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. She see-saws between matriachal warmth and shattering rage. Surprisingly, Michael Shannon comes off as the sanest parent in the film. I don’t think I like watching any actor lose his mind as much as I do Shannon, but it’s nice to see him give a reserved performance. An even bigger surprise is Tahan and Calis, who steal the show several times with their breakthrough performances. Child actors are typically the worst, but these two nail it. Also in the mix is some guy named Peter Fonda.

My only problem with the film is Fonda’s character. He plays Maryann’s grandfather and he’s given some miserable dialogue to deliver. First-time screenwriter Stephen Lancellotti doesn’t seem to know what to do with his character, so he’s left to spout off some lines ripped from the monologue practice book. Fonda’s such a great actor, it’s a shame he wasn’t given more interesting material to work with. There are other traces of mediocrity in the script, though the tremendous performances and McNaughton’s craftsmanship help elevate these faults.

Through these crushing performances, McNaughton crafts a tale not easily shaken from the mind. The Harvest twists and turns through your guts, leaving behind a sinister trail of human wreckage and leaving no easy answers. Just as viewers settle in to the direction it seems the film is going, a massive and disturbing curveball is thrown in, entirely changing the stakes. The twist is orchestrated very smoothly, with no hints of being over-the-top. In the context of the story, it makes perfect sense.

The Harvest is a triumphant return for one of indie cinema’s edgiest directors. Lucky for horror fans, McNaughton returns to the genre with a bleak fairy tale of dark behavior and unspeakable human evil.

PS: It’ll be interesting to see what rating The Harvest is given upon its release. There’s no dirty words, gore, or sex, but this one will definitely fall under the MPAA’s “intense images” category.

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Prog Sphere Wants Bands For Their First Ever Physical Edition Of ‘Progstravaganza’

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:00

For the past four years, Prog Sphere has been releasing a compilation entitled Progstravangaza, which has seen 19 volumes (the 20th will be coming out soon) that showcased over 430 bands and has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Now, after this stretch, Prog Sphere is aiming to bring this series into the physical realm with the first ever CD and they’re looking for the right bands to make the cut!

From Prog Sphere:

Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streamings, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month.

Bands are encouraged to submit “…a download link of the up to 7 minutes long song aimed for the sampler, short biography and links,” to for their chance to appear on the CD. There will be a fee for entries that qualify. More information can be found here.

I’ve been a huge fan of the prog rock genre for years and I see how difficult it can be for bands to get their name out, so it’d be amazing to see bands get the opportunity to reach a wider audience. I don’t know what the fees are like, however, so that kind of raises some questions. Still, you can’t beat that kind of exposure to the right crowd.

Progstravaganza XIX: Convergence by Prog Sphere Promotions

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Stream Korn’s “Here To Stay (Live From London)” From ‘The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition’ (Exclusive)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:32

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with nu-metal icons Korn to bring you an exclusive first listen to “Here To Stay (Live From London)”, which comes from the band’s upcoming live album The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition! You can listen to this premiere below.

The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition features the original album, which came out last year, as well as a bonus disc that features six tracks recorded around the world and three brand new songs!

You can pre-order the album, which comes out tomorrow, via Best Buy. Also below are the dates for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which Korn is currently headlining!

The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition bonus disc track list:
1. Hater
2. The Game Is Over
3. Die Another Day
4. Love & Meth (Live from London)
5. Here To Stay (Live from London)
6. Get Up (Live from Moscow)
7. Never Never (Live from Moscow)
8. Got the Life (Live from Denver)
9. Another Brick In The Wall (Live from Denver)

Korn online:
Official Website

Korn tour dates:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Tue 7/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Wed 7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri 7/25 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sat 7/26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sun 7/27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Tue 7/29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Wed 7/30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
Fri 8/1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 8/2 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun 8/3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/5 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Thu 8/7 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
Sat 8/9 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun 8/10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Louder Than Life Festival
Sat 10/4 Louisville, KY Champions Park

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Cluster Buster Releases ‘Total Terror’ Horror-Synth Album

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:30

Norwegian synth artist Cluster Buster has released a new album entitled Total Terror. Heavily inspired by the horror-synth soundtracks of the 80′s, the album features 14 tracks with titles such as “The Bodycount Continues”, “Nightmares In A Damaged Brain”, “Don’t Go Skinny Dipping”, and more. You can stream the album below and, if you feel so inclined, pick it up for the appropriate price of $6.66 at Bandcamp.

Cluster Buster was featured in our 10 Horror Influenced Groups You Should Be Listening To article, which is a great place to snag some suggestions from yours truly as well as the BD readers!

Total Terror by Cluster Buster

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Well Go USA Feeling ‘Baby Blues’

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:22

When a young couple moves into a new home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever in the horror thriller Baby Blues, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Po-Chih Leong (Hong Kong 1941) directed this terrifying story of a woman (newcomer Janelle Sing), pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Suffering from postpartum depression, her husband (Raymond Lam, Saving General Yang) seeks help and discovers a mysterious doll that may be the source of their problems. It also stars Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), Karena Ng (Magic to Win) and Hoi- Pang Lo (The Grandmaster).

A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she’s pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family – and one neighbor’s warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real…

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Full Specs For ‘Halloween: The Complete Collection’!!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:10

Michael is coming home…

We just now received the full press release featuring all of the specs for Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory’s September 23 release of the Halloween Complete Collection on Blu-ray!

This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

• HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
• NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
• Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
• “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
• “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
• TV Version Footage
• Television Spots
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spot

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

• Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
• Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spots

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
Theatrical Version

• Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
• Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
• Theatrical Version And “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore…
• “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
• Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spots
• Still Gallery

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version

Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

• Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
• “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season of the Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
• “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” – Revisiting the original shooting locations
• Still Gallery
• Theatrical Trailers

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

• Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
• Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 7 — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

• Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
• Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
Halloween 5: On The Set
Halloween 5: Original Promo
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 8 — Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

• NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
• NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
• NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
• NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
• NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
• NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
• NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
• NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
• NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
• Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
• Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
• Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 10 — Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

• Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
• NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
• NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
• Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Disc 11 — Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

• Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
• Alternate Endings
• Deleted Scenes
• Featurette: “Head Cam”
• Storyboard Analysis
• Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
• Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
• Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Theatrical Trailer
• Home Video TV Spots

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

• Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
• Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
• Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
• Bloopers
• Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
• Re-Imagining Halloween
• Meet The Cast
• Casting Sessions
• Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
• Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

• Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
• Deleted And Alternate Scenes
• Audition Footage
• Make-Up Test Footage
• Blooper Reel
• Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
• Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Subtitles: English

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
• John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version (In HD – TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
• Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of Halloween
• Featurette: Halloween UNMASKED 2000
• Featurette: The Making Of Halloween 4: FINAL CUT
• NEW The Making Of Halloween 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
• Featurette: Inside Halloween 5
• NEW The Making Of Halloween 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
• NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween III: Season of the Witch Radio Spots
• TV Spots – Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)

1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono___

Categories: Horror News

Map of America’s Most Infamous Villain Lairs!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:03

From Camp Crystal Lake to Bates Motel, Road Trippers created an info graphic that takes you on a cross-country trip to the most villainous hideouts in fictional history!

By clicking over to the site you’ll find a breakdown of all the shown locations, as well as lengthy descriptions of the tourist spots.

They really went out of their way to make something cool and worthy of your time – you could easily get lost on the site for a good 30 minutes.

If these locations were real, which would you visit first, and why?

Image Source: Road Trippers

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‘Godzilla’ Stomps to Home Video This September

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:51

DVD Active reports that Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment have announced the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), and two disc DVD releases of Gareth Edwards’ revamped Godzilla (read our review), in stores September 16.

There will also be a Limited Edition Godzilla MetalPak, which includes exclusive embossed artwork, the Blu-ray Combo pack, and Godzilla’s iconic roar.

All three releases will include the following special features:
MONARCH: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
Operation: Lucky Dragon
MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
The Godzilla Revelation
The Legendary Godzilla – Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
Godzilla: Force of Nature
A Whole New Level Of Destruction
Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s

Categories: Horror News