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Audiences React to Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:56

Night-cam is on and the audience is reacting to Eli Roth cannibal horror The Green Inferno, in theaters September 25th.

“I want people to see The Green Inferno and say, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that in a movie theater before,'” Roth told Yahoo!

In terms of shocking audiences, I think honesty and believability are key. Roth feels good about this…

“What I am most proud of is [The Green Inferno] looks and feels authentic. I used to think Cannibal Holocaust was real, even knowing it was a movie, it just looked and felt like these people really existed. That’s what I wanted in The Green Inferno: The village has to look and feel like a real, functioning society.”

Heading deep into The Green Inferno with Lorenza Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.

Dark and primitive customs still rule the Amazon jungle: cannibalism and other mind, body and soul-destroying rituals. Trapped in the village, these high-tech modern-world students experience the ultimate in primal barbaric terror, suffering unspeakable acts of violence in an intense and chilling rituals reserved only for the most threatening intruders.

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Even Bryan Cranston Knows ‘Godzilla’ Wasn’t Very Good

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:45

When I don’t like something, I make it known, and sometimes I even go as far as to beat a dead horse.

Sometimes that rubs you guys the wrong way, I know, but if I didn’t stand by my convictions then how would I be able to stand behind something that I love with the same impact?

With that said, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla was bad. No, no, it wasn’t just bad, it was terrible.

I have shared many reasons why I don’t like the movie – the biggest issue being that the characters don’t actually interact with Godzilla or MUTO. While that’s just the icing on the proverbial cake, there’s a lot of character missteps that also impacted the emotional content of the Gareth Edwards-directed film.

Don’t believe me? Even star Bryan Cranston took issue with the way his character was treated. If the main star of the film is vocalizing his disdain, clearly there were some behind-the-scenes issues that many of us weren’t aware of. With the movie being a resounding success, and a sequel in development, Cranston must really have been frustrated to rain on the parade.

Here’s what Cranston told the Nerdist Podcast:

“That character dying at that time was a mistake. I knew it when I read it. When I read it I said, ‘Oh, page 50 this character who was the emotional core at the center, that was guiding the audience in the story up to that point – he dies?’ What a waste.

They kind of dealt with it poorly, that’s my only criticism of it because I think it was a fun movie, it was a very successful movie. I told them that even if I wasn’t doing this role, that character shouldn’t die at that point. It’s just bad narrative, but they were too far down the road. I was the last guy hired because I was still shooting Breaking Bad and they kept pushing because ‘Breaking Bad’ kept pushing. Finally, I was able to get in and do it.”

He gets even more detailed in his dig on the filmmakers’ decision:

“That character should have been with his son and they would’ve started to bond a little bit more and they went on this journey together to go back home and be reintroduced to his grandson. Just when they’re bonding and it looks like they could have a relationship, the father sacrifices himself to save his son. And that’s the way he should have died.”

The filmmakers behind Godzilla must have thought they were pulling a Scream by killing off so many characters early on in the film, but all they were doing was pulling the rug out from under viewers, and leaving Godzilla callow and soulless.

Still, Godzilla was visually stunning, and I can only hope lessons were learned by the monstrosity of a film. If you can’t learn and get better as a filmmaker, you’ll continually fail the people who need you the most: the audience.

Edwards is currently at work on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, where I hope he had a stronger screenplay to work from. Once completed he’ll be back at work on a sequel to Godzilla, which hopefully gets it right this time around.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 197: Poets Of The Fall “Choice Millionaire”

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:30

We’re using a brand new video for this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week!

Finnish rock band Poets Of The Fall have released an official music video for their track “Choice Millionaire”, which comes from their latest album Jealous Gods. Vocalist Marko Saaresto rattles off verses that are somewhat similar in style to that of Madonna’s bridge in “Vogue”.

The video itself shows four people who are chained, subjugated, and forced to watch propaganda material, vaguely reminiscent of They Live. When they escape, they face their captors and…watch for yourself below!

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Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:00

Horror and sci-fi share a very strong connection in that they both explore the unknown, venturing into darkness to seek what lies beyond, fully understanding that what could be found might not necessarily be what was hoped for. The imagination of the creative minds behind both genres are wild and fascinating and that’s the focus of today’s Aftermath Top list.

This list comes from Stoneburner‘s Steven Archer, who put together an incredible and richly detailed list that goes over his Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists. Archer explains, “I am using the term “artists” very loosely because I would like to cover a lot of ground and mediums.” Say whatever you want, but this list is representative of true artists in each of their respective fields.

You can check out Stoneburner at the Aftermath Festival, which runs from Aug 27th-30th, in Toronto, Canada. Get your tickets here.

Check out the rest of the lists by following our Aftermath tag here.

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[Podcast] Whatever – August 14th, 2015 – “Fantastic Disaster”

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:44

This week: In honor of Fant4stic, we talk about some of the biggest movie disasters in recent history, plus fail miserably at playing an internet naming game.

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‘Ouija’ Sequel Conjures ‘Oculus’ Director and Star

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:43

Oculus director Mike Flanagan and and star Annalise Basso are set for Universal’s Ouija 2, says Heat Vision.

Flanagan is co-writing the script with Jeff Howard.

Basso will star as a young girl grieving the death of her father.

Universal, Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro’s Ouija 2, set for release on Oct. 21, 2016, will again revolve around the ancient spirit board that was at the center of the first film.

Flanagan also wrote and directed Before I Wake, a horror film starring Kate Bosworth that was previously with Relativity.

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Watch Disney Characters’, Celebrities Head’s Explode!

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 13:54

Your week is going to end with your head exploding from laughter.

Simone Rovellini is my Friday hero, using his free time to blow the heads off various Disney characters and celebrities.

Below we’ve added a few YouTube videos that are constantly looping on my TV when guests are over, with many more head-exploding gifs on his tumblr page. The Tidal one is my fav…

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40 Years Ago, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Hit The Silver Screen

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 13:16

Today is a memorable day for fans of movie musicals. You see, 40 years ago in the United Kingdom, a little movie by the name of Rocky Horror Picture Show hit theaters, slightly ahead of the September 26th release in the United States. Starring Tim Curry, Meat Loaf, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick, among others, the movie is basically a horror comedy version of the B-horror/sci-fi films of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

Quick note before I continue: Also released on this day in film history was Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 and Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad.

While Rocky Horror didn’t perform well at first, it quickly became a cult smash, drawing crowds to midnight showings who dressed up as characters of the show, all dancing and singing along to the action on screen. Songs like “The Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite” have become karaoke staples and wedding dances. Well, maybe the former and not so much the latter, although I guess it depends on the kind of wedding.

The impact of this film is still being felt to this day in the entertainment world. Shows like “Glee” take great influence from it and it could be argued that without this film we wouldn’t have had Repo! The Genetic Opera or The Devil’s Carnival.

Plus, can we all agree that regardless of one’s sexuality, Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter is pretty goddamn sexy?

Here’s a fact that some of you may not know: Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running release in film history. 20th Century Fox has never pulled it from theaters and it still performs insanely well at midnight screenings around the world.

So, let’s all raise a glass to this insane musical that simply refuses to die!

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Order Now: Cavity Colors-Designed “Bloody-Disgusting” T-Shirt Is Live!

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:00

This past Wednesday, we announced that artist Cavity Colors had designed a t-shirt for Bloody-Disgusting, the first new design in over five years! And now, we can officially announce that the shirt is live through Cloak & Coin!

All shirts are printed on tagless, pre-shrunk, super soft 100% ring spun cotton shirts. We will be offering sizes Small through 2XL. All orders will ship in mid-September.

Make sure to check out Cavity Colors for amazing horror merch!


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“Ash vs Evil Dead”: Why Doesn’t Ash Work At S-Mart?

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:44

One of the first ever images from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the upcoming Starz series based on Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise, revealed Bruce Campbell as Ash, alongside Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo).

What was weird about the image was that it was pegged as a look at Ash with his two fellow Value Stop employees.

“Value Stop? What about S-Mart?” we collectively asked.

S-Mart was one of the most memorable locations in the Evil Dead franchise as it was the starting and ending point to Army of Darkness, where Ash gets his trusty “boomstick” and other handy tools.

During an interview we had with Raimi back in July, he explains the name change to Bloody Disgusting.

“Because of some licensing issues we no longer have the rights to use the name ‘S-Mart,’ and the same goes along for anything that came out of ‘Army of Darkness’,” Sam told us. “I’m not sure exactly who owns the rights, but we’ve made sure… even gone out of our way… to make sure that will not inhibit the fans’ enjoyment of the show.”

As many of you may recall, there was some insane legal issues when an Army of Darkness sequel was announced without Raimi’s involvement. There’s been no clarity on what’s actually going on, but it sounds as if that part of the Ash universe will be completely ignored.

In fact, when we talked to producer Robert Tapert back in April, he eluded to this…

“’Army of Darkness’ doesn’t exist,” says Tapert before clarifying a bit. “Well, certainly Ash went through a bad experience, but we’re not really referencing it [on the show], specifics from that, but he certainly has that in his memory.”

The good news is that, when “Ash vs Evil Dead” premieres on October 31st, it doesn’t sound as if this is an issue.

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‘Face’ the 60-Minute Cut of This Vicious Found-Footage Party Horror Film

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:24

One of my good friends, Norith Soth, co-directed (with Taka Arai) a found-footage horror film back in 2012 called Face.

It’s one of the most raw found-footage movies I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s going to annoy most of you. But, for those who are seeking something widely different, and can handle the hand-held “shaky cam” look, you may wanna take a chance on Face. I saw the initial cut of the film, released on DVD, and found it disgusting and unnerving. Still, it was long in the tooth and felt repetitive. I worked a bit with Norith to try and bring some cohesiveness to the film, which resulted in this 60-minute cut that’s now available on Fandor. This was a simple case of friend helping a friend, and I hope that some of you enjoy this weird, tiny, and nauseating indie.

An annual Halloween fear competition between a fraternity and sorority goes awry when drugs, alcohol and the old battle of the sexes are mixed together. What is on the line? The losers must do anything the winners ask for one night. The bros won last year. They not only violated the loser but uploaded the footage on the internet. Jamie, the head of the sorority, wants vengeance. She has concocted a devilish plan to humiliate the frat brothers and come out on top. However, she is not aware that Matt, the head of the fraternity, has machinations of his own. Who will win this year? At what cost? The lives of women and men are at stake in this unflinching, carnal, depraved film that will upend the way that you see the opposite sex forever.

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Iron Maiden Release New Track “The Speed Of Light”

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:57

Up the irons!

Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have released a video for their new track “The Speed Of Light”, which comes from their upcoming album The Book Of Souls.

Directed by Llexi Leon, the video shows Eddie the Head, traveling through multiple video games that he must beat in order to restore his body. The games take inspiration from titles such as Donkey Kong, Paranautical Activity, Turok, and Serious Sam, among others. Each game becomes progressively more impressive graphically, allowing them to also be more impressive in the violence and gore department.

For example, at one point, in a Mortal Kombat-esque fight, Eddie tears off the head of “The Beast” (aka Satan) and rams his arm down the exposed throat to rip out his heart!!! If that’s not the most metal thing I’ve written in a while, I don’t know what is.

Make sure to pre-order your copy of The Book Of Souls.

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Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces September Releases

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:57

Earlier this week Kino Lorber Studio Classics announced their September DVD & Blu-ray releases and it’s a big month as they’ll be releasing 19 titles! I can’t say that every title will be for everyone, but there’s more than a few that may just speak to Bloody Disgusting readers. Not a ton of horror in September, but some quality action. Here’s a few that I think are worth checking out!

September 8th Releases

Vigilante Force (Blu-ray)

Director: George Armitage
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, Brad Dexter

They hired themselves a hero – But all they got was Trouble! This slick, fast moving and action-packed modern day western delivers a strong dramatic punch. The setting is a small California community that has been turned into a boomtown plagued by violence. Vietnam war hero and ex-trouble maker, Kris Kristofferson (Convoy) is hired to head a vigilante police force – he and his tough squad use violent strong-arm methods and soon clean up the town and proceed to take it for themselves. Now, the town’s leaders turn to Kristofferson’s younger brother, Jan-Michael Vincent (Defiance) to bring an end the vigilante force’s reign and terror. Cult filmmaker George Armitage (Grosse Pointe Blank) wrote and directed this exciting and suspenseful thriller featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes Victoria Principal (TV’s Dallas), Bernadette Peters (The Jerk), Brad Dexter (99 River Street), David Doyle (TV’s Charlie’s Angels), Andrew Stevens (Death Hunt), Paul Gleason (Die Hard) and Loni Anderson (TV’s WKRP in Cincinnati) in the un-credited role of Peaches.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Director George Armitage and Filmmaker Elijah Drenner


Defiance (Blu-ray)

Director: John Flynn

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Art Carney, Danny Aiello, Rudy Ramos

Action veteran John Flynn (Rolling Thunder) directed this tough-as-nails thriller about a merchant seaman (Jan-Michael Vincent, Vigilante Force) taking on a gang of thugs. Merchant mariner Tommy (Vincent) is stuck in New York’s tough Lower East Side, waiting for his next ship to sail. He mostly keeps to himself, though he takes a liking to a pretty local woman named Marsha (Theresa Saldana, The Evil That Men Do) and befriends a kid (Fernando Lopez, Frankie and Johnny) and an old veteran (Art Carney, The Late Show). But he also finds the neighborhood plagued by a rough, violent gang called the Souls, led by Angel (Rudy Ramos, Quicksilver). Tommy stands up to the gang, and his behavior encourages others in the neighborhood to fight back against their tormentors. The supporting cast includes Danny Aiello (Fort Apache the Bronx), Frank Pesce (Killer Fish) and Tony Sirico (The Sopranos).


Hornets’ Nest (Blu-ray)

Director: Sheldon Reynolds

Starring: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni

Hollywood icon Rock Hudson (Avalanche) stars in this explosive WWII thriller, filled with enough action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat until the climatic finale. Hudson portrays Captain Turner, an American Army officer whose troop has parachuted into the Italian town of Reanoto to blow up a vital dam being used by the Nazis. Upon their landing, the troop is attacked by the Germans, leaving Turner as the lone survivor. He’s rescued by a group of Italian boys – the only survivors of a small town massacred by the Nazis. Outstanding performances by Sylva Koscina (Deadlier Than the Male) and Sergio Fantoni (Von Ryan’s Express) with top-notch direction by Phil Karlson (99 River Street) make this one of the most realistic war films ever made. Featuring a beautiful and haunting score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe, Face to Face).


September 15th Releases

House of the Long Shadows (Blu-ray)

Director: Pete Walker

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Dezi Arnaz Jr.

Horror legends Vincent Price (The Oblong Box), Christopher Lee (The Crimson Cult), Peter Cushing (Madhouse) and John Carradine (The Sentinel) star as the screen’s greatest gruesome foursome! When a young novelist, Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz, Jr., Billy Two Hats) spends a night at Baldpate Manor to win a bet that he can turn a best-selling novel in 24 hours, he gets more than he bargained for. The grizzly Grisbane clan arrives to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a ghoulish family secret. And their dinner party has murder on the menu. Lightning! Thunder! Torrential rain! Clattering shutters! Creaking doors! A locked attic! A sinister secret! Murder! All the ingredients of the classic “Old Dark House” tale come together in this top-notch horror film by cult filmmaker Pete Walker (House of Whipcord). Co-starring Richard Todd (The Assassin) and Sheila Keith (Frightmare).

Special Features:
Interview with Director Pete Walker | Audio Commentary with Director Pete Walker | Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle


Unforgettable (Blu-ray & DVD)

Director: John Dahl

Starring: Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Kim Cattrall, Christopher McDonald

What is it like to enter into the mind of a sadistic killer, experiencing his every thought… and the thoughts of his victims during their last, terror-stricken moments? From John Dahl, the acclaimed director of Red Rock West comes this fast-paced, stylish thriller that propels you into a hallucinatory realm of heart-stopping suspense that never lets up. Accused of murdering his wife years ago in a blind, alcoholic rage, David Krane (Ray Liotta, Goodfellas) is desperate to clear his name and discover the identity of the real killer. When local researcher Martha Briggs (Linda Fiorentino, The Last Seduction) unveils an experimental drug that allows the user to relive the memories of another person, living or dead, Krane sees his chance… injecting himself, he embarks on a mind-bending quest for the truth that will plunge him into a realm of physical and psychic peril beyond his wildest nightmares. The stellar cast includes Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer, Kim Cattrall and Kim Coates.

Special Features:
Making-of Featurette | Star & Crew Sound Bites | Unedited B-Rolls


Moby Dick (DVD – Mastered in HD)

Director: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Orson Welles, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews

This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville’s classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film – consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, On the Beach) has but one purpose in life – revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom. The amazing cast includes Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Royal Dano and the great Orson Welles.


September 22nd Releases

Busting (Blu-ray)

Director: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas, Sid Haig

Meet the long and short of L.A.’s vice squad… Keneely (Elliott Gould, The Long Goodbye) is the lanky one… Farrel (Robert Blake, In Cold Blood) is the short one… they may not be the best cops in town, but they sure are the toughest. Stand by for plenty of action in this fast-paced thriller that marked the impressive debut of writer and director Peter Hyams who later went on to make Capricorn One, Outland and Running Scared. Gould and Blake play a pair of Los Angeles cops who find themselves in a bitter conflict with their corrupt superiors as they wage a two-men war against crime czar Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield, The Organization). And even when they’re demoted after a hair-raising shootout, the two dedicated cops are ready to break every rule in the book to bring their quarry to justice. The stellar cast includes Antonio Fargas (Across 110th Street), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Sid Haig (Pit Stop), Cornelia Sharpe (Serpico) and William Sylvester (2001: A Space Odyssey).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Peter Hyams | Audio Commentary with Star Elliott Gould and Film Critic Kim Morgan


The Destructors (Blu-ray)

Director: Robert Parrish

Starring: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Maurice Ronet

Screen legends Michael Caine (The Holcroft Covenant), Anthony Quinn (The Passage) and James Mason (They Met in the Dark) co-star in this action-packed thriller set in the City of Light. This crime drama chronicles the attempts of a U.S. drug agent (Quinn) to stop a major drug-lord (Mason). Though the agent realizes his three predecessors have all been murdered, and that the French government doesn’t necessarily approve of the Yank’s harassment of a French citizen, he is determined to succeed and when Inspector Briac (Maurice Ronet, Purple Noon), a Parisian cop quietly suggests that maybe he should hire a professional assassin to snuff the drug lord… he hesitantly agrees. The hit man (Caine) turns out to be one of Quinn’s old war buddies and agrees to the take the very dangerous and almost impossible mission. Cult director, Robert Parrish (The Purple Plain) directed this exciting action film featuring another top-notch score by the great Roy Budd (Get Carter). Co-starring Marcel Bozzuffi (The French Connection).


The Satan Bug (Blu-ray)

Director: John Sturges

Starring: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews, Ed Asner

The Message is clear: put an end to war research… or prepare for the end of the Earth. Officials have no doubt about the madman’s ability to carry out his threat; they know he has access to The Satan Bug. George Maharis, Dana Andrews and Anne Frances face the terror of a death germ in this race-against-time thriller directed by the great John Sturges (Bad Day at Black Rock, The Great Escape). The Suspense begins at a top-secret U.S. germ warfare laboratory when containers of lethal microbe are stolen and soon after the group behind the theft proves its deadly resolve by using the weapon to completely annihilate the residents of a small town Florida community. The next target: Los Angeles… unless government agent Maharis and an elite task force can somehow prevent the City of Angels from becoming Hell on Earth. A desperate manhunt is on… the survival of the planet is at stake and the biological doomsday clock is ticking in this superior tale of organized terrorism and split-second heroics. The stellar cast includes Richard Basehart, Frank Sutton, Ed Asner, Simon Oakland and John Anderson.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Historian Glenn Erickson


Lisa (Blu-ray)

Director: Gary Sherman

Starring: Cheryl Ladd, Staci Keanan, D.W. Moffett, Jeffrey Tambor

Fourteen year-old Lisa (Stacy Keenan, My Two Dads, Step By Step) is raised by her overprotective unmarried mother, Katherine (Cheryl Ladd, Charlie’s Angels, Millennium) who forbids her to date until she’s sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men’s phone numbers from their car IDs and giving them anonymous calls. Their latest victim is the handsome Richard (D.W. Moffett, Black Widow), with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he’s the infamous Candlelight Killer. Suspenseful direction by cult filmmaker Gary Sherman (Dead and Buried, Raw Meat) – Lisa promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.


September 29th Release

Savage Weekend (Blu-ray & DVD)

Director: David Paulsen

Starring: Caitlin O’Heaney, David Gale, Jeff Pomerantz, William Sanderson, Yancy Butler

Do you have the guts to find out who’s behind the ghoulish mask? SAVAGE WEEKEND, the darker and primitive side of human nature. A weekend in the country turns into a nightmare of terror when a killer, wearing a gruesome mask, stalks and kills the partygoers in horrific grisly ways. Starring David Gale (RE-ANIMATOR), Caitlin O’Heaney (HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE), William Sanderson (BLADE RUNNER), Jeffrey Pomerantz (RETRIBUTION), Christopher Allport (DEAD & BURIED)  and the screen debut of Yancy Butler (HARD TARGET), and directed by David Paulsen (SCHIZOID), this is an early entry into the slasher genre, made in 1976, but not released until 1980.  SAVAGE WEEKEND is finally out,in HD from the original vault elements!

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[Video] Reliving Dragon Con 2014

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:56

Dragon Con 2015 is just three weeks away, and I thought I’d help those of you going get hyped for it by re-posting my visit to last year’s show. I talked to cosplayers, and my producer even had the chance to sit down one-on-one with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson (the full interview can be heard here).

This year’s show takes place from September 4th-7th in Atlanta, Ga., or Labor Day weekend. If you’ve never been before, I can’t recommend it enough. I’ve been twice and had a blast both times.

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‘Predator’ Sequel Moving Forward: Will “Reinvent the Franchise”

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:40

While there hasn’t been much news made available to the public, it seems that Shane Black’s Predator, which is a sequel to the original film, is moving forward and could very well “reinvent the franchise”!

Producer John Davis tells Collider:

Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. It was the first movie I ever did. I remember in being in the jungle with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] as a 28-year-old and going, ‘This is a fun business!’…Shane’s amazing. He’s an amazing storyteller.

Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker. They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.

Black will direct the film off a script he is co-writing with Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). Black is known for being the writer/director of films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3.

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Artist Restores Old Photos But Adds Beautiful, Surreal Twists

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:30

One of the most amazing things that I find on Reddit and Imgur are people who can take faded, scratched and torn photographs and manage to restore them to near perfection. It honestly boggles my mind how they do it, especially when some of them seem to be damaged beyond repair, so much so that I can barely make out what the photo was originally of.

But photographer Jane Long is more than adept at this craft. In fact, she takes broken down photos and brings them into a new world by restoring them and then adding in slightly surreal elements that elevate them into a beautiful and hypnotizing world.

You can see examples of Long’s incredible work below. Make sure to head to her official website to see more amazing art.

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David Lynch To Direct All Episodes Of Third “Twin Peaks” Season

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:00

Showtime has confirmed that David Lynch will be directing all episodes of the upcoming third season of the beloved murder/mystery show “Twin Peaks“. While it was previously reported that the show could run up to 18 episodes instead of the original 9, that seems to now be in the air as the total number of episodes has yet to be confirmed.

Showtime head David Nevins told Collider:

I never had any doubts we were going to get him back. This was a huge priority project to me. It became clear that it was going to take more than nine episodes, which was the originally planned for and budgeted length of the series. I really wanted to get David to direct the whole thing, and he wanted to direct the whole thing. We had to work out the details.

What’s a little worrisome is that Showtime appears to be uncertain if they can make the original 2016 deadline. Nevins explains, “I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in their control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting… but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.

I’d be very bummed if we didn’t get “Twin Peaks” in 2016 but, then again, I’ll be happy to wait for something that everyone is 100% supportive and proud of.

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‘The Thing’ Mashed Up With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Trailer

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:28

YouTube user and longtime io9 contributor Paul Garrison Dean couldn’t help himself. Hell, he even writes, “I’ve never done a straight mashup before, but… The Isolation. The Snow. Dudes. Kurt Russell. I had to.

Because of these similarities, Dean mashed together the visuals of Quentin Tarantino’s newest trailer for Hateful Eight with the audio of John Carpenter’s The Thing, creating “The Thing Rides West”, a glorious trailer that actually, in my mind, looks FAR more interesting than what Tarantino’s latest film seems to offer.

Give it a view below!

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Top 10 Horror Related Snack Foods

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:00

As some of you know, I love to cook. There’s something about using my hands to prepare a dish or two that’s incredibly satisfying. And when I see my friends or my company take a bite and smile with pleasure, that’s a really great feeling.

That’s why this next Aftermath Top List is really exciting for me! Coming from Mend, we’ve got Top Horror Related Snack Foods! These dishes range from being actually horror-themed to being just plain horrific! Let’s see if you have the stomach for them all!

You can check out Mend at the Aftermath Festival, which runs from Aug 27th-30th, in Toronto, Canada. Get your tickets here.

Check out the rest of the lists by following our Aftermath tag here.

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‘Pod’ Trailer Creeps In With An Even More Terrifying Poster

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:56

After premiering in the Midnight section of the SXSW Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment acquired

This morning we brought you the exclusive poster premiere to Mickey Keating’s “Twilight Zone”-esque horror Pod (read our review). Now, we have a way cooler one-sheet to go along with the newly released trailer and word of an August 28th theatrical run.

Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch star in the film in which a family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

Related Post: [SXSW ’15 Interview] Mickey Keating’s ‘Pod’ Channels Classic “Twilight Zone” Episodes

“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla (Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter) travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin (Brian Morvant). But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”

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