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‘Inner Chains’ Has a Gun That Spits Bones

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 22:46

Today, Telepaths Tree confirmed their upcoming biomechanical horror game Inner Chains will be coming to Linux, as well as PC, when it arrives later this year. The game has already raised more than $15k on Kickstarter — enough to reach its first stretch goal — and one more week to reach the next milestone ($20k) so we can get even more eye candy to shoot at.

And speaking of targets, we’re going to lots of them when we start playing around with this game’s arsenal, where the guns spit lightning, hellfire and fucking bones.

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‘Albino Lullaby’ is Playable On the Oculus Rift

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 19:23

Ape Law’s psychological horror game Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 launched on the Oculus store this week, giving early adopters of the crowdfunded virtual reality headset the opportunity to get uncomfortably close to those nightmarish thumb monsters. It’ll come to the HTC Vive on April 5, as well as PlayStation VR sometime later this year.

“From the moment Albino Lullaby played so well on the DK1, we knew we had to move forward with VR in mind at every turn,” said Justin Pappas, Ape Law’ creative director. “We wanted to create a fantastic world for an ordinary person to explore as themselves in the role of the main character, and VR delivers that experience in a way never before so fully realized.”

Episode 2 was supposed to release this month, but it was quietly delayed. We might not get it until January 2017, if its Steam page is to be believed. Steam is expecting Episode 3 on September 15, 2016, so that might be a placeholder.

You can get every episode and the OST with the $25 season pass, or for $10 individually.

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‘Baskin’ Director Back With ‘Housewife’ at Frontières Co-production Market

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:40

With the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival fearlessly taking place in spite of recent terror attacks the Montreal born Frontières co-production market will join the event for a third time.  As movie industry professionals from across the globe convene in the city an array of filmmakers will be looking to connect the dots in collaboration, hoping for a charm to birth their genre projects.  Fresh from cracking eggs filled with blood over the Easter long weekend, Baskin director, Can Evrenol is one of the selected few to pitch his newest fear flick.

Put your palm to the screen after taking a look at the exclusive debut of the title treatment for Housewife.  With the tagline of  “There’s Only You, And Your Dreams” it’s a mystery as to who or what the titular character will be.  By the looks of those nails it’s safe to say you will be in the clutches of another nightmare from the Turkish director.

Art by Manolya Urkan

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‘Zombi’ is Free for PS Plus Members Next Month

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:08

Sony has announced the next batch of games that will be free for PS Plus subscribers next month, and much like April’s Games with Gold offering, it’s bringing something special for horror fans. The half dozen titles are split evenly among the PlayStation Trinity, with I Am Alive and Savage Moon for PS3, Dead Star and Zombi for PS4, and A Virus Named Tom and Shutshimi for the PS Vita.

Originally a Wii U launch title — when we called it ZombiU — Ubisoft’s post-apocalyptic survival horror game lost some of its magic when it came to the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in August. Critical parts of the game, like the inventory and multiplayer, relied on the Wii U’s GamePad in ways that couldn’t be replicated as well on traditional controllers.

Zombi isn’t the “definitive” edition it needed to be, but it the added polish and small amount of bonus content it brings sort of makes up for that.

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The Super Weird ‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ Trailer

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:11

Underworld: the Awakening actress India Eisley stars in The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, about a young man inherits a mysterious estate that holds a legendary secret within its walls. Eisley will play the role of Sleeping Beauty, aka Briar Rose.

We now have the official trailer for the film based on the Brothers Grimm classic, but with a dark, modern twist. It will open in limited theaters on May 13th with a VOD and iTunes release set for May 17th.

Pearry Teo directs the Bleiberg Entertainment production, which was acquired by XLrator Media out of the AFM market in November.

“Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck, “Eden”) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Natalie Hall, “True Blood”) and paranormal cleric (Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, “X-Men”) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley, “Underworld: Awakening”), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.”

“When working on creating this specific vision of Sleeping Beauty, it’s always been my intention to try something that’s never been seen before,” Teo told THR when the project was announced. “We’re drawing on varied things like Silent Hill, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Cell and Insidious for inspiration, but we are creating something that will be very unique, both visually and in terms of storytelling.”

Curse of Sleeping Beauty was produced by Ehud Bleiberg and executive produced by Nicholas Donnermeyer.

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Full “Wolf Creek” Trailer Hunts Down Mick Taylor For Revenge!

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:05

The hunt for Mick Taylor begins on May 12th when STAN’s 6-hour long “Wolf Creek” miniseries arrives!

I’m both a huge fan of director Greg McLean and his Wolf Creek franchise, which began like an homage to Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and then turned into a fun game of cat-and-mouse in the sequel.

Now, McLean is flipping the franchise on its head with the 6-part miniseries that sets Eve Thorogood is on a mission for revenge.

Ten years since the release of the hugely successful feature film Wolf Creek, creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt return to give audiences a new take on the legend of Mick Taylor.

‘Wolf Creek,’ a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognize – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.

Eve is played by Vampire Academy‘s Lucy Fry, who is shown preparing for the arrival of Mick Taylor.

Deborah Mailman (Offspring), Dustin Clare (Strike Back), Miranda Tapsell (Redfern Now), Richard Cawthorne (Catching Milat), Jake Ryan (Wentworth), and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland) also star in “Wolf Creek”.

Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard are the writers on the series, which is directed by Tony Tilse and Greg McLean, and produced by Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. The executive producers are Greg Haddrick and Greg McLean with Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson.

The series was shot in South Australia, featuring striking Outback landscapes, all shown in the full trailer for the series!

WOLF CREEK series | courtesy of Stan

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Chicago, Wanna See ‘Evil Dead’ Director’s ‘Don’t Breathe’ For FREE?!

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:46

Bloody Disgusting readers in Chicago are in for a real treat.

Join us for a special advance screening of Sony Screen Gems and Ghost House Pictures’ Don’t Breathe, the latest genre offering from Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez that’s set to open in theaters on August 26th.

Don’t want to wait until summer? Neither do we. Clear your schedule for Thursday, April 7th for a special one-time presenation of Don’t Breathe, which follows a group of teens who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime.


*CLICK HERE to RSVP and PRINT YOUR PASSES*

Note that the screening is first-come, first-served, so we advise arriving about an hour early. Seats are not guaranteed.

Trace raved about the film that reteams Alvarez with Evil Dead star Jane Levy, stating that “Don’t Breathe is like Hitchcock on crack.”

Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang also star.

Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script for the project, which is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Ghost House Pictures. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman executive produce.

The film was shot last summer in Budapest and Detroit.

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This Clip from Wes Craven’s ‘The Girl in the Photographs’ is Tense and Unsettling

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:45

I personally haven’t seen the Wes Craven-produced film The Girl in the Photograph but our own Luiz found it “…perfect for popcorn-fueled late night viewings” while Pat states that the film is, “…a predictable crawl.” The interest is definitely there for me, so I’ll absolutely give this a view when it hits VOD and limited theaters this Friday, April 1st.

A new clip from the film has been released and shows Katherine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary) in her home right before she’s captured by a rather imposing looking fella. You can watch the clip above.

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.

Kal Penn stars with Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, and Mitch Pileggi.

If you want to read another review, Kalyn has weighed in with her thoughts.

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‘The Devil’s Carnival’ and ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ Stars Team Up For ‘American Murder Song’

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:14

Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival series) have teamed up with create a new horror-fueled musical project that they’ve dubbed American Murder Song.

Combining stop motion animation and moving daguerreotype portraits, American Murder Song features a rogues gallery of original murder ballads set in early nineteenth century America.

We’re told that an EP is in the works that will be released this Spring. Furthermore, a music video and a full tour are also in the works. What is confirmed is that the duo will be performing at the Steampunk World’s Fair this May in New Jersey. More information on that can be found here.

More information will be released in the near future on the project’s official website.

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Looking for Horror-Themed Recipes? The Homicidal Homemaker Can Help!

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:08

Many of you know that I love to cook. It’s just one of those things that brings me a lot of joy and relaxation. I invest time in the kitchen making something delicious and I enjoy the meal all the more for everything I’ve put into it.

That’s why I’m absolutely hooked on The Homicidal Homemaker, a YouTube channel that features horror-themed recipes that are fast, easy, and, above all, really entertaining to watch!

From “Zombie Finger Food” to Twin Peaks-inspired “Black Lodge Cherry Pie” to “A Nightmare on Elm Street Soul Pizza”, the Homicidal Homemaker is creating recipes for all of us to have some horrific fun in the kitchen.

Head on in to see all the recipes and let us know if you have any such recipes of your own!

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Katatonia Releases Lyric Video for “Old Heart Falls”

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:37

Swedish progressive rock/metal band Katatonia has released a lyric video for their track “Old Heart Falls”, which comes from their upcoming album The Fall of Hearts (out May 20th via Peaceville Records).

The song is, as one expects from Katatonia, a beautiful yet melancholic track. There are some new approaches that haven’t been done before by the group yet feel like a totally natural progression. Vocalist Jonas Renske explains, “A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. ‘Old Heart Falls’ substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come…

Guitarist Anders Nyström adds:

Knowing we didn’t want another ‘font circus’ with all these words and letters competing in Olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real… 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter. I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust…

Pre-orders for The Fall of Hearts can be found over at Burning Shed.

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[Interview] Chasing Hell With Doug Bradley!

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:01

This past weekend I traveled to Cincinnati for my annual pilgrimage to Horror Hound. I bought many things, met many people, stunned Mitch Pileggi into silence, and even got to email with the only Pinhead in my book, Doug Bradley.

Check out my exclusive interview with Bradley where he talks about his favorite Hellraiser films, while also being extremely passive-aggressive about the upcoming sequel, Hellraiser: Judgment.

You’ll also learn some of his favorite horror classics, old and new, and learn about his upcoming project, Death House.

[BD] Well, I suppose I have to ask lest the readers come after me. What are your thoughts on Hellraiser: Judgement? Do you think the series is still capable of bringing back the excitement that the first two did? 

[DB] I’m not really in a position to comment on Judgement, having been prevented from reading the script. Like everyone else, for the moment I only have Gary [Tunnicliffe]’s comments to go by. He certainly talks a good game: let’s wait for the proof of the pudding. It’s depressing that, as with Revelations, this again seems to be happening to save Dimension from losing the franchise rights. As to your second question, no reason why this can’t be the equal of the early films. Again, we’ll see. It certainly can’t be worse than the last one.

[BD] Have you been called in at all as an adviser for Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead or for any other reason?

[DB] Can you hear me laughing? Nope and nope. If my input was required in any way, you’d think Gary might have talked to me way back when, rather than leave it until just about a month before the start of filming. And, according to Gary, Mr. Taylor has the screen presence of Peter Cushing and Ralph Fiennes, so he won’t need any help from me, will he?

[BD] Hellraiser: Hellworld was the last time you appeared as Pinhead. We know that some of the later sequels, including Hellworld, were originally written as other movies but were converted into Hellraiser sequels. Do you remember what the original movies were supposed to be? 

[DB] Actually, Hellworld was an original script: the first in the series since Bloodline. Inferno, Hellseeker and Deader were the ‘tweaked’ screenplays. I never read the non-Hellraiser versions, so I can’t really comment, but I think you can fillet the Hellraiser elements out of them and see where they would have been going.

[BD] Personally, Hellworld is one of my favorite sequels and I actually just did a commentary on it with a podcast. Do you ever call Henry Cavill to remind him what got him into movies? (haha) Which Hellraiser sequels do you like most? 

[DB] Ha. I haven’t crossed paths with Henry since we were shooting in Bucharest. Glad to have given him a leg-up. Mentioned in dispatches as the next 007, I see: perhaps I should play the villain if he is, bring us full circle. I can only respect a man with Dalglish as a middle name, even if it is wrongly spelled (football reference: he’ll understand, most of your readers won’t).

As for the sequels, I think most of them keep their head above water. The only one that doesn’t work for me is Inferno. Hell On Earth is probably my second favourite, closely followed by Hellbound and, if I was calling the horse race it would be those two hotly pursued by Bloodline which is well clear of Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld with Inferno labouring in the distance. Revelations was pulled up lame in the first furlong.

[BD] So let’s get into the genre itself. What are some of your favorite classic & recent horror movies? Some say the genre is getting worse but I disagree completely. The indie scene has really been kicking ass these past few years with things like It Follows and The Witch. From what I’m hearing out of SXSW this year, it looks like that trend is continuing. 

[DB] Many, many favourites among the classics. Bride Of Frankenstein is my favourite of all time. Frankenstein, The Mummy…many more from the Universal Golden Age. Anything with Chaney Snr in it. Peter Cushing is my personal god among horror actors: pretty much all of his work for Hammer and Amicus. His portrayal of Frankenstein is one of the great essays in evil on screen: he gets darker and more amoral as he goes on, yet at the flick of a switch he could turn to the white-hot purity of Van Helsing with apparent ease. A great, great actor. The Innocents. The Omen. Texas Chainsaw, which was a game-changer, I think. Many, many more.

Has the genre deteriorated? In some ways. I miss the genuine weirdness of the 70s and 80s. I lament the advent of the PG-13 horror film. I’m fed up of horror films all being shot in the same muddy brown palette and relying on jump-scares and thumping bass notes to pull off their effects. But there are still gems surfacing all the time. I loved Crimson Peak (devoted Guillermo fan). I haven’t seen It Follows, but I agree entirely about The Witch: an extraordinary film, and with Ted Cruz talking about God telling him to run for the White House and talking about awakening the body of Christ in America, a timely reminder of the horrors that ensue when religious mania swamps the rational mind. I just saw 10 Cloverfield Lane which was great and backs up the trend you’re identifying. Let’s hope it continues.

[BD] I see that you are currently working on a project called Death House with several horror icons like Robert Englund and Danny Trejo. Can you let us in on that? How much of the original script was finished by Gunnar Hansen before we tragically lost him?

[DB] I have a long history with Death House which goes all the way back to 2009 when Gunnar sent me the breakdown of the story and of the character he wanted me to play, one of the leads. It looked as though it was going ahead in 2013 but then I understand it ran into funding difficulties and new investment came in and the script was re-written. Gunnar told me ‘They’ve written a completely different film’. I never saw the new screenplay until just last week. Gunnar wasn’t wrong. It is unrecognisable from the story he wrote and my character has completely disappeared. They had no right to be attaching my name to it, to be honest, but there’s not much you can do about that. Anyway, I didn’t like the screenplay and they were offering me only a tiny bit part in it. I have said No.

[BD] Do you have anything to say to readers who are skeptical of Hellraiser: Judgement

[DB] I am a subscriber to “The Skeptical Enquirer” magazine. I actively encourage skepticism in relation to all things.

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Mezo’s Growing Toy Line Includes 5inch Chucky From ‘Child’s Play’

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:46

Mezco is taking a stab at producing authentic action figures (as opposed to dolls or bobbleheads), and just revealed this insanely cool Pinhead toy set for release this fall.

Joining him will be Chucky, the slasher icon from the Child’s Play franchise (created by Don Mancini), who is getting a 5 inch treatment.

Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” is now a 5inch action figure, Mezco’s latest edition to its ever-expanding line of Chucky merchandise.

Mezco’s designers have created an all new sculpt in an all new scale that not only captures the look of Chucky, but the very essence of his red-haired menace. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to his striped shirt. His glistening, insane eyes, his sneering lips, and his shocking red hair make this the most evil and iconic Chucky action figure ever.

Chucky features not only two film accurate weapons: a gun and knife, but two sets of arms as well! Chose your weapon, and then attach the appropriate arms for dynamic and versatile poses.

Chucky is packaged on a display friendly blister card so he can watch you and plan his attack!

Pre-order this bad boy by clicking here and watch this spot for what I’m sure to be more announcements in the coming weeks.

“Hi, I’m Chucky, wanna play?”

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Additional ‘Friday the 13th’ Update…

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:01

So close, yet so far away. Going to scream…

The other day we got pretty excited to learn of progress on the next Friday the 13th, which currently has Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski penning the screenplay.

The implication was that there was momentum on the long-tinkered with project, which will be a period piece of sorts that resurrects the iconic Jason Voorhees.

We went digging for new information to share, and came back with a little.

What we now know is that the script is due next month (April) and that there’s a tentative plan to begin filming at the end of summer.

Nothing is imminent as the screenplay needs to be greenlit and a director still needs to be hired. Talks have not yet begun, we’re told.

With that, it’s time to take the party hats off for a few more weeks until we learn more. But one thing is for certain, Friday the 13th will eventually make it back into theaters, hopefully by Paramount’s January 2017 date.

Waiting patiently…

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Original ‘Texas Chain Saw’ Location Becoming Horror BBQ Resort

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:01

Imagine becoming the proud owner of one of the most infamous filming locations in the history of cinema…

Reports hit last January (via the Blood Shed) about Ohio businessman and entrepreneur Roy Rose becoming the proud owner of the dilapidated Last Chance Gas Station, the site of the Gulf Oil/BBQ joint in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre (released in 1974).

It was revealed that Rose’s plans extended beyond simply fixing up the exterior for looky-loos: “…rather he’s transforming the property into a destination site for horror fans (and even their families) complete with restaurant, music venue, retail store, and overnight cabins.”

A year later, Rose has shared new shots from Facebook that promise a “horror BBQ resort.”

Ari Lehman, known as the first ever Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, is also involved.

No word on when this would open, but things are coming along nicely, and you can keep up with the progress at Rose’s Facebook by clicking below. I’m hoping we can take a trek down there for the gran opening when it’s unveiled…

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We are restoring the Smoker House saved as much original wood as possible, added some from another barn that had fallen…

Posted by Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station on Friday, March 25, 2016

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Dolph Lundgren Revisits Castle Grayskull

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:41

He had the power to make your childhood cartoon hero take muscular form as the live action He-Man thanks to Cannon Films, now Dolph Lundgren has paid a return visit to the iconic fortress from Eternia.  Thanks to director Mike Mendez & his man cave this Masters of the Universe moment took place.

Mendez is set to pit Lundgren against a foe worse than Skeletor in Don’t Kill It.  Read the synopsis for the new movie & take a look at some of the splatter set to hit here.

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[DVD Review] ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ is a Wild Ride

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:40

Completing a feature film, whether it be a big-budget studio backed blockbuster or a shoestring budget indie, is always a tremendous feat. If you’re working on the shoestring scale it’s clearly a much more difficult task and requires a lot of hard work and ambition. Making a no budget biker film requires another level of ambition that I can’t even comprehend. Director Jeremy Garner may know a thing or two about that, however.

Garner’s newest film, his debut feature I believe, All Hell Breaks Loose, is a fantastic gore-filled bike trip that harkens back to the biker flicks of the 70’s.

The story is about Satan’s Sinners, a motorcycle gang from hell, who kidnap the wife of a newly wed couple and kill her husband, Nick. What this gang doesn’t realize is that this husband is quite relentless. After being brought back to life by God in the form of a cowboy, Nick sets out to track the Sinners down and save his young wife.

As you might have guessed, Nick’s first attempt doesn’t go too well. He finds Satan Sinner’s hanging out at a bar and walks in like a total badass. Problem is that Nick isn’t a badass, at least not yet. As a result he is promptly murdered yet again. Fortunately for Nick, Cowboy God is back to resurrect him once more and give him another go at Satan’s Sinners.

Each time Nick goes back he starts to get a little better than before and eventually begins to bring help along with him. These constant mini battles all build up to a blood soaked finale that will leave every exploitation fan giddy with excitement and joy. All Hell Breaks Loose really is an aptly named movie that delivers on it’s title.

Along with capturing all of the elements that make the grindhouse films from the 70’s such a pleasure, All Hell Breaks Loose does have some of the same flaws. In a lot of these films you usually have to deal with at least one character that is just too far over the top, and this is coming from a guy who loves when actors go over the top, that he becomes a bit annoying. AHBL has a bit of that in the form of an Elvis-obsessed biker that just really irked me for some reason. I don’t know why, but I didn’t like him. This is a very minor issue that in no way takes away from the fun of film.

I took a few notes during the movie that I wanted to highlight. The intro and title sequence are both awesome. This is underrated key to making an exploitation film. I counted what I believe to be 2.5 head explosions. A solid number for sure. A lot of characters have interesting names, the most interesting being Pedophile Pete, named so because of the high number of pedophiles he killed while in prison. Not sure that’s a great name for someone who hates pedophiles.

AHBL has some very fun dialogue and lines that really stand out. “Thirstier than a child molester in hell” and “Two on one? Now that’s not fair, unless you’re talking about sex,” are two of the better ones. As great as both those lines are though, they have nothing on my personal favorite: “why is it so hard to cut circles with a knife?” Have you ever tried to cut circles with a knife? Pure torture.

All Hell Breaks Loose is an awesomely good time. When you have bikers, a sex-thirsty priest, and 2.5 head explosions, what more do you need?

All Hell Breaks Loose is out now on DVD from Wild Eye Releasing.

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[TV Review] “iZombie” Episode 2.16: ‘Pour Some Sugar, Zombie’

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:40

After the characters played catch-up with the audience last week, iZombie took a bit of a breather from the revelations this week (though there was one revelation that has been a long time coming) in order to set the stage for the final three episodes of the season. That being said, “Pour Some Sugar, Zombie” was so much fun! There was some forward momentum to the season arc, Peyton came back(!) and Liv actually had brain symptoms (and a case) that were a pure joy to watch.

Let’s get to the big one: Ravi found out that Major is the Chaos Killer! It was inevitable that Minor would cause problems for Major ever since he dognapped him from his owner,* but who would have thought that Ravi would be the one to put the pieces together? Then Bozzio had to go an show him a picture of Major and Blaine together and the rest is history. We so rarely get to see a serious side of Ravi and Rahul Kohli knocked it out of the park during his confrontation with Robert Buckley.

iZombie really snuck one up on us this week with Major’s zombification. We knew it was coming ever since Blaine reverted back to zombie form, but we just weren’t sure when. The first major clue of the episode was Major thinking the milk that Ravi had just bought had gone bad. The second one was in the final shot, of course. Major went into full-on zombie mode before Ravi sedated him with his own injector gun. Major’s reluctance to trust his friends with his predicament has been a permanent frustration since the beginning of the season, so it will be nice to have this sub-plot be finished and have a post-Vaughn du Clark/Chaos Killer zombie Major to look forward to next season.

Speaking of Vaughn du Clark, he was absent this week but we got a brief moment with a newly zombified Rita before she was kidnapped by her father’s henchman. Hopefully we get more of that next week watching Leanne Lapp and Steven Weber play off of each other is always a treat to watch. It’s understandable that the show is wanting to save it for the next couple of episodes though. Her sudden departure ended up being the perfect cue for Peyton to move back in. It would behoove the CW to bump Aly Michalka up to a series regular, as her sisterly bond with Liv is a facet of the series that is vital to its success. It is off that in a show that centers on a strong female character, there aren’t actually that many supporting characters who are female (just Peyton and Rita compared to Ravi, Major, Clive and Blaine). Their friendship has gone mostly unexplored this season and it would be nice for it to get some more screen time.

As I’ve mentioned before, the case of the week is usually the weakest part of the show. A good way to make it seem useful is for it to be A) Fun (or at least provide Liv with a fun brain), B) Relevant to the Season Arc and C) Feel like there are actual stakes involved or have some modicum of suspense. Tonight’s case had all three of those things, and even had a bit of a surprise twist with the killer’s reveal (I totally thought it was Lorelei, even after that hilarious sobbing scene).

When Cassidy, a stripper that Peyton had reached out to in the past, is murdered with a tire iron, she asks Liv to eat her brain (as any best friend would) in order to find out information she may have had in the case against Mr. Boss. Liv works double-duty tonight, using Cassidy’s brain to help Peyton and Clive. Cassidy’s brain helped Liv pinpoint the location of one of Mr. Boss’ stash houses, which Peyton successfully busted. This probably won’t bode well for Peyton’s future, but it was still an exciting development for the character. The case itself provided plenty of laughs (mostly from the effects Cassidy’s brain had on Liv), but it also contained an engrossing aspect that is all too often absent from iZombie’s weekly mysteries.

“Pour Some Sugar, Zombie” showed iZombie at the most fun it’s been for a while. It also provided a few gasp-worthy moments, which is never a bad thing to say about a television episode. This season may have been spinning its wheels a bit in its middle portion, but we’re in the final stretch now, and the show has rarely been better.

*Minor (or whatever his previous name was) is safe with his owner’s brother. That makes me so happy because I got teary-eyed out when Major left him on that bus five episodes ago.

Random Notes

  • Chapter Titles of the Week: Shake N Wake; Mailboxed, Etc.; Pest Friends; Frost, He the Dough Man; It’s Not Delivery, It’s Babineaux!; Snared Weather Friend; Scare Naked Ladies
  • Brain Recipe of the Week: A BLT! Brain, Lettuce and Tomato!
  • Even if it was sort of a thankless appearance, it’s always nice to see Veronica Mars alum Daran Norris show up as Seattle’s sleaziest weatherman Johnny Frost.
  • The “cure” caused some amnesia in our dear Blaine. That can’t be good.
  • “You’re clearly a Rachel.” -I’m a child of the 90s. Friends references will never not be funny to me.
  • “Oh! Is that her brain there?” -Seriously, Peyton injects life into iZombie.
  • Peyton trying to trigger Liv’s visions with the phrase “stash house” was hilarious.
  • “Pasty ass ho!”
  • “Did that bitch just smack me in the face with her ponytail?” -Liv’s stripper-isms were coming a mile a minute tonight, and most of them stuck!
  • As much as I liked this episode, that “I’ve got to follow my Destiny” joke (with Destiny being the name of the stripper) was a little too on-the-nose.
  • “There’s going to be a discernible carbon footprint on your ass if you don’t cut the crap.”
  • I liked how Clive referred to Lorelei as “blonde” instead of “Asian.” Progress, people!
  • Just three episode left this season! See you all next week.

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First Look at Mick Taylor In “Wolf Creek” Miniseries!

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:21

Eve Thorogood is on a mission for revenge.

Stan has released yet another a brand new teaser for “Wolf Creek” miniseries, based on the popular Australian slasher franchise.

Ten years since the release of the hugely successful feature film Wolf Creek, creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt return to give audiences a new take on the legend of Mick Taylor.

‘Wolf Creek,’ a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognize – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.

Eve is played by Vampire Academy‘s Lucy Fry, who is shown preparing for the arrival of Mick Taylor.

He’s coming, and we’re ready!

“Having a female point of view is really interesting because it basically flips that whole slasher thing on its head because it’s not about that,” McLean said to SMH back in December. “It’s actually about her exploring a character and trying to understand the motivation for a character – it’s much more character-focused as a raw piece of storytelling.”

Deborah Mailman (Offspring), Dustin Clare (Strike Back), Miranda Tapsell (Redfern Now), Richard Cawthorne (Catching Milat), Jake Ryan (Wentworth), and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland) also star in “Wolf Creek”.

Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard are the writers on the series, which is directed by Tony Tilse and Greg McLean, and produced by Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. The executive producers are Greg Haddrick and Greg McLean with Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson.

The series was shot in South Australia, featuring striking Outback landscapes.

The 6 x 1-hour series will premiere exclusively on Stan in mid-2016, with all episodes made available at once, making “Wolf Creek” a binge-watch TV event that will thrill viewers in Australia and around the world.

Categories: Horror News

‘William Froste’ Wants to Be the ‘Expendables’ of Horror Films

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:14

Vision Films is heading Cannes with what they’re calling the “Last Supper” and “Expendables” of horror films.

Yes, they’ve crammed a lot of horror vets under one roof in a film described as “the ultimate dichotomy of innocence vs. evil that will leave an audience questioning their own moral convictions and seeking answer.”

Who stars in Absinthe Productions’ William Froste (not a good title)?

Check this out:

  • Lew Temple (Lawless, Halloween, The Devils Rejects)
  • Tyler Mane (Halloween, Troy, X-Men)
  • Bill Moseley (Night of The Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw, Halloween, The Blob)
  • Muse Watson (Austin Powers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, NCIS)
  • Leslie Easterbrook (Halloween, The Devils Rejects)
  • Michael Berryman (Hills Have Eyes, Penny Dreadful, Beast Master)
  • Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, Hatchet)
  • Miko Hughes (Apollo 13, New Nightmare)
  • Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Steve Railsback (Helter Skelter, Lifeforce)
  • Daeg Faerch (Halloween, Hancock, Pushing Daisies)
  • Jillian Murray (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, The Graves, Murder in the First)
  • Alex Vincent (Childs Play Franchise)
  • Mateus Ward (Hostages, Weeds)
  • Preston Bailey (Dexter, The Crazies)
  • Rodney Eastman (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4, I Spit on Your Grave)
  • Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5)
  • Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes, Lords of Salem)
  • Landon Gimenez (ABC’s Resurrection)
  • Emily O’Brien (Pernicious, The Young & the Restless)
  • Kellen Michael (Showtime’s Shameless, South Park, Agent Carter)
  • Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado Franchise)

Natalie Bible is directing from a screenplay by Vance Savage.

One thing is for sure, you can probably get this art signed by everyone at an upcoming horror convention, which is pretty cool.

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