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The ‘Abattoir’ Poster Has Been Expecting You

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:25

Darren Lynn Bousman is building a new kind of horror with Abattoir, which will also screen at the forthcoming FrightFest this August.

How do you build a haunted house? The enigmatic Jebediah Crone knows how.

“Abattoir centers on a real estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question, ‘How do you build a haunted house?’ 

Bloody Disgusting’s Kalyn Corrigan caught the World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and wrote in her review:

‘Abattoir’ makes a name for itself for its premise alone, which separates it from nearly anything else in mainstream horror right now. It’s a terrific little idea that if executed correctly, could spans several sequels, as the house allows for many different types of backgrounds to be explored, and future rooms to be filled.

Dayton Callie, Joe Anderson (Hercules), Jessica Lowndes (Altitude, Autopsy) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) also star.

Bousman shot Abattoir in New Orleans from a script by Christopher Monfette.

[Related] Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman Assembles Abattoir, a New Kind of Haunted House Horror Film!

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‘The Neighbor’ Trailer Brings Fear Next Door!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:21

We’ve moved in next door to Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s latest genre offering, The Neighbor, a crime thriller that reunites them with The Collector producers Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizotti, and star Josh Stewart.

The Neighbor, directed by Dunstan from a screenplay he co-wrote with Melton, is a crime thriller set in Mississippi where a man who discovers the dark truth about his secretive neighbor and what, or who, he may be keeping in the cellar.

When can you see it? Thankfully you won’t be waiting long as Anchor Bay has dated it for On Demand and Digital HD on September 6, 2016.

Check out the trailer that we’ve just added below!

Josh Stewart, who also starred in the duo’s The Collection, leads with Melissa Bolona (Shark Lake), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Bill Engvall, Ronnie Blevins (Fear, Inc, Seven Psychopaths), Jaqueline Fleming and Luke Edwards (“True Detective”).

“In the town of Cutter, most people keep to themselves. But when John comes home to find his girlfriend missing, he sneaks into his neighbor’s house, finding his girlfriend and several other kidnapped people tied up in the basement. When the neighbor come home, John is forced to get out of the house alive and lead the group to safety.”

Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield executive produce with Jason Egan and Tony Sygo.

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CW’s “Friday the 13th” Hasn’t Been Slashed to Death Just Yet

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:18

Almost a year ago, we heard rumblings that CW was actively pursuing a TV adaptation of Friday the 13th, the long-running slasher franchise that created iconic killer Jason Voorhees. However, just a few months ago news broke that the idea seemed to have drowned before making it to the dock.

While for many people this was a welcome bit of news, others were left wondering, “What if?” For the latter, today gives you a little bit of campfire light through the trees* as sources have told FridayThe13thFranchise that CW is simply putting the series on hold and plans to revisit the idea next April. The site also explains that if not story is agreed upon, the show could potentially move to other networks, including larger streaming services.

Looks like we’re going to have to simply wait until next year to get an update.

*These references doing anything for ya?

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Composer Cris Velasco Presenting Clive Barker Art Exhibit This August

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 15:40

Composer Cris Velasco is going to be presenting “Wunderkammer”, a solo exhibition of the works of noted filmmaker and author Clive Barker at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA this August.

Additionally, there will be another smaller exhibition titled “From The Depths”, which is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft-inspired pieces from artists such as Chet Zar, Menton 3, Laurie Brom, and a whole slew of other amazing people.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, August 6th through August 27th.

Velasco is the composer of such games as Bloodborne, Borderlands 2, Mortal Kombat 9, Darksiders, and Clive Barker’s Jericho.

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Even More ‘Lights Out’ Clips Deliver the Creepy Crawlies!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:37

Everyone is afraid of the dark and that’s what she feeds on. On July 22nd, don’t turn the Lights Out!

From producer James Wan (The Conjuring) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. We now have two more clips that are as good as the last; one is absolutely frightening, while the other delivers a quality jump scare. Lights Out is looking insanely fun!

[Related] Lights Out Director David F. Sandberg Asks, What If Your Parent Had A (Terrifying) Invisible Friend?!

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Here’s a bit from Kalyn Corrigan’s review out of the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere:

“Director David F. Sandberg actually understands how to send chills down an audience’s spine. His charcoal figure who basks in the darkness creates a petrifying atmosphere whenever she appears onscreen. Her crooked movements stand out like a stutter as she walks stiffly down the hall, making her appear less and less human every time she pops up in a quiet corner, or a whispers evil instructions from within a pitch black closet.”

Palmer, Alexander DiPersia and Gabriel Bateman topline Lights Out, which is produced by James Wan, best known for Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring.

David F. Sandberg directed from a screenplay by Eric A. Heisserer’s (The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Final Destination 5), which was based on Sandberg’s 2013 short film that went viral.

[Related Post] Lights Out: David F. Sandberg On Creating Suspense and Terror, and Avoiding “Fake Scares”

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Party Clip Goes ‘Viral’ and Gets Infected (Exclusive)

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:01

Catfish duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who are also behind the upcoming Nerve starring Dave Franco, will see the release of Viral on DVD August 2 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Radius-TWC and Dimension Films and on Digital HD July 29 and On Demand August 2 from Starz Digital.

Penned by Barbara Marshall, Viral centers on two sisters, Emma (Sofia Black D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton), whose humdrum lives in a suburban neighborhood are upended when their county is gripped by a parasitic virus. They find themselves quarantined and must fight to survive as others around them become infected.

Check out this clip from inside a party where an infected partygoer is spotted through a door’s peephole.

Teenaged sisters Emma (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton) live a normal life, until their small suburban neighborhood is stricken with a mysterious parasitic virus. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout the town, the two band together to barricade themselves from infection. But it may already be too late – when the virus enters their home, the sisters are faced with an impossible choice: protect each other, or survive the virus.

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Sheri Moon Zombie Showcased in New ’31’ Poster

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:35

This week has seen three new character posters for Rob Zombie’s upcoming horror film 31, all of which can be found through our 31 tag. Today, we can scratch that number and bump it up to four as a new poster featuring Sheri Moon Zombie’s “Charly” has just come out. You can see it below.

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

31 stars Sheri Moon Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (“Mozart in the Jungle”, A Clockwork Orange), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) and Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem).

Zombie has been fighting to have this movie released to the public for a long time. He went through a strong crowdfunding campaign only to be hit twice with the dreaded NC-17 rating, which would’ve severely restricted the viewing potential. After some edits, it got dropped to an R-rating, but Zombie assures we’ll see an uncut version. The new edit still bears all the earmarks of a Rob Zombie film, as it features, “…strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use.

The film is going to be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in limited theaters on October 21st via Saban Films.

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New ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Poster and Sizzle Reel

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:23

Today saw the kickoff of “Star Wars Celebration” in London and the event brought with it a new poster and sizzle reel for the upcoming standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, both of which can be seen below.

Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With the aid of the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, and with James Earl Jones returning as the voice of Darth Vader, Rogue One soars into theaters on December 16th.

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[Interview] Robert Rusler Discusses His Role in the ‘Blood Feast’ Remake

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:10

About a week ago Marcel Walz and I chatted about his upcoming Blood Feast remake. Today I talk with the film’s star, Robert Rusler, who plays Fuad Ramses, the man with plans to host the Blood Feast.

Synopsis:
Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he becomes allured by goddess Ishtar as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms. After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness, until he is no more than the goddess’s puppet…

Bloody Disgusting: Blood Feast is a pretty iconic horror film being essentially the first “splatter” film. Were you familiar with Herschell Gordon Lewis’ original film before taking on this role? If so, did you look at Mal Arnold’s portrayal of Ramses for inspiration?

Robert Rusler: Yes, I remember seeing the original Blood Feast when I was a young boy at a Saturday matinee in Downton LA with my Grandpa. We used to love watching horror movies together. Blood Feast was playing with The Abominable Dr. Phibes and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. In those days you could see 3 movies for about $3.00 a person and kids were free with an adult. I remember not being prepared for the graphic blood and nudity. But loved it anyway. I did re-watch the film again when I got the offer to play Fuad Ramses and was definitely inspired by Mal Arnold’s performance in the original. As an actor, I knew right away that this was an opportunity to play homage to his portrayal, and also to give the character a fresh personal approach based on my creative ideas, along with the direction of the sharp minded Marcel Walz.

BD: What attracted you to the role?

RR: I loved the mindset of Fuad. I was inspired to delve in to his passion for what he believes is his personal salvation. Fuad’s obsession with the Goddess Ishtar could lead him to committing acts that he never deemed possible for himself. Love will make a man do anything it takes, in order to get what his soul desires.

BD: The film is very gory and you’re in the center of that action getting your hands dirty. Is that something you enjoy in a role?

RR: Absolutely. I like that the blood and violence in this film are never gratuitous. There is a reason Fuad is willing to shed blood. And the method to his madness, he believes in his heart and soul are righteous. As an actor, I’m down to shock the audience in a way that they can vicariously put themselves in the character’s situation and circumstances. Hopefully it will make a lasting impression on them like the many killer horror movie characters did for me throughout my many years as a horror fan.

BD: When people sit down to watch Blood Feast, what is your hope? What do you want them to take away from the viewing?

RR: I want them to empathize with all the characters. I want the audience to feel what Fuad feels in the justification of his madness. I also want them to feel what the family and the victims of his wrath feel, so that it may haunt them in their dreams. Fuad and I are sick and demented like that!

BD: You’ve had quite the career and you’ve appeared in a number of horror films. Is horror a genre you have a preference for?

RR: Hell yes! I love horror movies. I adore horror fans and I plan on always looking for future roles to play, where I can stretch and challenge myself creatively in order to scare the shit out of people who love horror as much as I do! Horror Fans Rule!

BD: What’s next for Robert Rusler? Any projects outside of Blood Feast fans should be on the lookout for?

RR: I have a few films coming out. Another horror film I’m appearing in along with Dina Meyer, David Lipper and Lance Henriksen is entitled ‘The Unwilling,’ which is directed by another very talented director by the name of Jonathan Heap…Gonna be dope! I’m starting production on a film next month in Mississippi. (More will be revealed soon) And I will be back on Showtime’s hit show ‘Ray Donovan’ next season!

But what I really want the fans to be on the lookout for, are the many projects that I plan to produce and direct under my Production Company ENTERTAINMENT PLAYGROUND. I have been writing and preparing for many years, in order to share my own stories and talents with the world. I have a ton of support from the many friends and colleagues I’ve accumulated over the 33 year span of my career!  Oh…and of course, I want the fans to get ready for….BLOOD FEAST 2!!! Muhuhuhuhuhahahahaha!!!!!!!!

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Enter the World of ‘The Dark Tower’

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:53

Yesterday saw a lot of new information come out regarding Stephen King’s novel-to-film adaptation of The Dark Tower, the dark fantasy Western that saw the first book come out in 1982 and has since seen seven further entries.

Today, several images have been released and they take you into the midst of Mid-World, the setting for Roland Deschain (played by Idris Elba), aka “The Gunslinger”, and Walter o’Dim (played by Matthew McConaughey), “The Man in Black”. You can check out all the images so far released below, courtesy of EW.

Related: Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Lineage

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film will also star Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.

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TICKETS ON SALE For the Cryptic and Creepy “Tension Experience”!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:47

The Tension Experience is finally arriving after months of underground hype.

This alleged new haunt/immersive theater/ARG event is opening to the public – and tickets are now on sale.

In the last few months, those whom have been involved have been thrust into a world much like David Fincher’s The Game; phone calls, strange emails, and in person events.

A trailer accompanies the ticket sale launch, which we hope Bloody Disgusting readers will attend and report back about. We are dying to know what the heck this is…

THE TENSION EXPERIENCE: ASCENSION is a fully immersive, site specific-journey of trust, betrayal and submission.

We invite you to enter the doors of the O.O.A. Institute, a mysterious organization that promises enlightenment, but at what cost? Nothing is quite what it seems and something sinister lurks behind every welcoming smile.

Participants deemed worthy enough to be permitted inside will discover fervent disciples, tasks that probe and chronicle the darkest recesses of their mind, and, sometimes, unexplainable terror.

Individual decisions will reveal whether this is a true path to enlightenment or merely an elaborate trap set by a dangerous cult.

Ascension is more than immersive theatre, more than a haunted house, and more than anything you could possibly imagine. It is a journey into darkness with the possibility of being reborn in the light.

You will be processed, tried and tested. But only if you succeed, may you find…

Ascension.

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‘The Lost Boys’ Getting a Direct Sequel via Comic Book

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:37

The 1987 vampire horror/comedy film The Lost Boys has seen two direct-to-video sequels and Corey Feldman, who played Edgar Frog in the franchise, recently spoke about his distaste for The Lost Girls, which isn’t anywhere near being a confirmed thing. However, his comments rekindled interest in seeing a return to Santa Carla, a venture that Vertigo Comics has announced they will be undertaking.

The comic publisher has announced that they are releasing a sequel to the film in comic book form later this year (the first issue drops October 12th, to be exact) with writing from Tim Heeley and art from Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill. The covers will be done by Tony Harris.

Santa Carla, California, is on edge. The eccentric coastal town and haven for the undead was finally returning to “normal” after its last supernatural scuffle left the local vampire coven’s leader dead and gave newcomers Michael and Sam Emerson a housewarming both violent and bizarre. Now the brothers must once again team up with militant vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog as a new gang of ruthless, stunning, life-sucking nightcrawlers known as the Blood Belles emerges from the aftermath to collect Michael’s love interest and their lost sister, Star.

Below are some pages from the comic, although they don’t have text.

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NETFLIX and Chill This Weekend With These Awesome New Movies/Shows!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:31

This weekend is supposed to be muggy, hot, rainy and gross, which means you’re going to need an excuse to stay indoors. Thanks to Netflix, there’s more than one reason.

The streaming service has been updated with so many good pieces of genre entertainment that you’re going to have an issue deciding what to watch first.

Stranger Things

The highly obvious one: “Stranger Things”, their Amblin-esque Spielbergian new series that sort of feels like a feature version of the new video game “Inside”. Watch the first 8-minutes of the show here. A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, “Stranger Things” is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. It’s as if they put Super 8 in a blender with Goonies, E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Oh, it stars Winona Ryder and a terrible wig. The kids steal the show and are the most likable since The Goonies.

Rebirth

Another Netflix original is Rebirth, which reminds us of The Game. “Get up. Go to work. Come home, dinner, bed, do it all again. That’s life, every day, every year, until you die — unless you’ve got what it takes to be reborn. Rebirth gives a new lease on life, but only if you’re willing to pay the price.” Netflix’s cast for Karl Mueller’s Rebirth features Fran Kranz, from Cabin in the Woods, as well as Adam Goldberg, Kat Foster, Nicky Whelan, Harry Hamlin, Andrew J West, Sheryl Lee, Pat Healy, Eric Ladin, Luis Geardo Méndez and Steve Agee.

Ghostheads

“Ghostheads” is another new film to debut today, exclusively on Netlix. Superfans of the monster 1984 hit Ghostbusters indulge their passion by gearing up, congregating at conventions and even doing charity work. I hope it’s as good as the Back to the Future doc from earlier this year. Brendan Mertens directs the doc that features Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Tom Gerhardt, Paul Feig, and Peter Mosen.

Darling

Mickey Keating’s Darling, a psychological horror story that stars up-and-coming genre titan Lauren Ashley Carter (Pod, Jug Face, The Mind’s Eye), is also now streaming.

Trace reviewed the film, calling Darling a hypnotic, trippy ride, while Luiz raves, explaining that it mesmerizes with minimalist filmmaking.

[Related Post] Darling: The Films That Shaped Mickey Keating’s Hypnotic Classic!

“Darling begins as a lonely young woman (Lauren Ashley Carter) moves into an old, mysterious Manhattan mansion. Hired as a caretaker, it’s not long before she discovers the estate’s haunted reputation and troubling past. These stories slowly transform into a backdrop for her twisted and violent descent into madness…

Holidays (2016)

A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk, Yoga Hosers), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet). Read our review here.

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First ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Image Delivers On its Massive Promise!

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:38

The King Kong franchise has been rebooted with Kong: Skull Island, which is the film that sets up both the Kong and Godzilla universe.

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con next week, EW shared the first picture from the film that shows Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson exploring a boneyard. In the background is the biggest skull I’ve ever seen, and it’s not from a dinosaur…

Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the feature that also stars John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Thomas Mann and John Ortiz.

Plot details are being kept secret but the film is based on the premise of a team of explorers venturing on an island inhabited by GIANT monsters.

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” says Vogt-Roberts. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

Vogt-Roberts has studied the earlier films closely. When asked for clarification, he starts listing size estimates. “In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong,” he explains. “Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them.”

Speaking of, Kong: Skull Island is period, and takes place in the 1790’s.

“The film takes place in the ’70s,” he continued. “The ’70s was a time where it was believable that we could still be confronted with myth. And there was still unknown in the world.” At the start of the decade, NASA launched a satellite program later known as LANDSAT, which involved satellites mapping the world from space – the end of that “unknown.” In the film, “this island pops up,” leading the characters to investigate.

On Hiddleston’s role and changing the character’s arcs:

Hiddleston plays an ex-British SAS tracker; Larson is a war photographer, “who’s seen all sorts of terrible, terrible things.” Vogt-Roberts avoids any specific details about what they find on the island, but he’s adamant about what they don’t find. “We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story,” he says. “The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film.”

On the new mythology of King Kong and becoming a God.

Instead, ‘Skull Island’ digs into the mythos of Kong’s homeland. And a key part of that mythos is, well, size. “The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’” Pretty big, we’re guessing? “You will see when we drop a trailer,” Vogt-Roberts teases.

Kong: Skull Island opens in theaters on March 10, 2017, followed by Godzilla 2 on March 22, 2019, and Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29, 2020.

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‘Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh’ Has An End Date

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32

Saibot Studios has revealed the launch date for the third and final act — “the bloodiest episode so far,” says the press release — in its episodic horror game Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh. When the free content update rolls out on Steam on August 10, it’ll unlock the final area of El Chacal, The Temple, where special agent Thomas Foster will finally confront The Roaster.

I’m digging the nickname. Personally, I would’ve gone with The Toaster so my victims could have a quick laugh before they’re flayed alive. It’s more humane that way.

When Holy Mountains of Flesh is made whole next month, it’ll cap off the series that first debuted back in 2013 with the original . With Doorways behind them, it’ll be interesting to see what the talented team at Saibot Studios does next.

Features:
Old-school style puzzles
First person and third person point of view
Minimalist HUD: no hints, no overlay texts. Immersion is the key
Atmospheric, psychological horror story with strong doses of gore
Featuring the voice of Sam A. Mowry (Alexander in Amnesia the Dark Descent) as Thomas Foster
Dark storyline set on a nightmarish place inspired in the real world town, Iruya, located in the North region of Argentina.

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A New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie is in the Works and it Sounds Crazy!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:44

Update: ‘Mortal Kombat’ co-creator Ed Boon tweeted that this is not happening. Tweet embedded below.

The 1995 video game-to-film adaptation of Mortal Kombat was not a good movie by traditional standards but it was fun as hell and absolutely captured the attitude of the game. Well, minus the excessive gore but that’s okay by me. It was more about being a fun martial arts/action spectacle than it was concerned with being a splatterfest and it 100% succeeded, at least in my opinion. The second movie, on the other hand… Well, let’s just not talk about that pile of garbage, okay?

Since Annihilation, which came out in 1997, there was a gritty web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy that was very well received by the internet community. But rumors that it would lead to a new film ultimately fizzled out as nothing was confirmed.

In an interview with Loaded, Christopher Lambert, who played “Raiden” in the original film”, is now stirring the pot by saying that a third film is in the works.

They have a great idea for the third one. It will be very different,” he tells the site. While nothing was confirmed in terms of an official synopsis or any cast or crew, Lambert did explain the kind of mentality they’re going for, giving the following hypothetical example, “We are going to be travelling through time but in a very special way. So imagine characters having a battle in the middle of London and then whoosh, you smash through a window and find yourself on the hood of a New York cab.

We’ll be keeping a very close eye on this! Hopefully something materializes here because I’m all for seeing Goro come back to the silver screen!


Nope. https://t.co/09VxLSh2BG

— Ed Boon (@noobde) July 13, 2016

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‘Layers of Fear: Inheritance’ Returns With Surreal New Screens

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:25

One of 2015’s biggest surprises was Bloober Team’s psychedelic horror game Layers of Fear. Set inside a gorgeous Victorian-era mansion, the story revolves around an exceptionally talented painter and his rapid descent into madness as he struggles to realize his Magnum Opus.

If you haven’t finished the game, I suggest you remedy that before the arrival of its epilogue DLC Layers of Fear: Inheritance, which shifts the focus to the painter’s daughter and the horrors she’s forced to confront when she returns to her childhood home to resolve the trauma of her past.

Features:
A completely new narrative that expands the story of Layers of Fear
Explore the painter’s house from his daughter’s perspective
Two distinct endings based on how you play the game
A return to the terrifying and psychedelic experience that you loved from the base game

Layers of Fear: Inheritance hits PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One on August 2nd for $4.99.

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‘Lethe: Episode One’ Gets New Trailer and Screens

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:58

Strip away the Amnesia-esque monsters lurking about claustrophobic corridors and Koukou Studios’ upcoming episodic first-person horror game Lethe gives the impression that it’s more of a superhero origin story than the premise of a survival horror game. Even its lead character, a middling journalist with a mysterious past named Robert Dawn, has the name of a guy I suspect might spend his weeknights fighting crime.

In Lethe: Episode One, Robert is imbued with psychokinetic abilities by an “unknown substance” while exploring a secluded mining settlement for answers to the “sinister secrets” of his past. The timing couldn’t be better, as he’s quickly confronted by walking horrors for Robert to test his newfound powers on.

Lethe has been in development for four years now, and the game recently kicked off a closed beta to help test the game before it releases on PC in the “not too distant” future.

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Halloween Gets Silly in Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:30

Just a few days ago we posted a fantastic spoof poster for Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which paid homage to the infamous John Carpenter’s Halloween poster. Now a trailer has dropped and you can see what you’re in store for when the film slashes its way into theaters on October 21st.

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Bella Thorne, Jimmy Tatro, Diamond White, Kian Lawley, and Yousef Erakat also star in the film.

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‘Happy Birthday’ Has Convinced Me to Never Get Drunk in Mexico

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:19

A trailer and poster for the torture thriller Happy Birthday has been released and both can be seen below. The movie hits theaters on September 9th.

On his birthday, Brady finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him. His best friend Tommy decides to take him on a raging drug induced birthday celebration in Mexico to forget his troubles. Things quickly take a dark turn when the two girls they meet at a bar are connected to a Mexican drug cartel and hold them for ransom. Drugged and tortured, Brady and Tommy now must fight for their lives and find a way to escape a desolate hotel room nightmare in a foreign land.

Happy Birthday stars Bush (Adventureland), Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies (Waiting), Riley Litman, Steven Tyler (Be Cool), Erik Palladino, Matt Willig, Robert Miano, Sean McKittrick, and Robert Deleo. It’s directed by Casey Tebo.

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