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‘The Last Of Us’ Coming To Vinyl: On Sale This Wednesday

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:54

Mondo has announced that they will be releasing Gustavo Santaolalla‘s stunning and award-winning soundtrack to 2013’s critically acclaimed survival horror game The Last Of Us on 4xLP vinyl. It will be going on sale this Wednesday at a random time and will cost $75, which is well worth the cost, if you ask me. You get four records in a box with gorgeous artwork on each heavy duty slip case and you’re also getting every single track that was composed for the game, including the DLC. All that at less than $19 per record.

Check out the stunning package and edition details below.

This 4XLP Box set, housed in a heavy duty Slip case featuring original artwork from Olly Moss & Jay Shaw, contains every audio cue from the massive hit game including cues from the 2014’s DLC “Left Behind.”

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“Holliston” Is Coming Back In 2016!

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:33

EW is reporting that the horror/comedy sitcom “Holliston” will be coming back for another season in 2016. The show stars directors Adam Green (Frozen) and Joe Lynch (Chillerama) as the main characters. Also included are their on-show girlfriends, played by Laura Ortiz and Corri English. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame also returns.

The third season will be 10-episodes and will air on the GeekNation digital network, which is also the host of Green and Lynch’s podcast, “The Movie Crypt”.

Green states:

It’s almost embarrassing to admit but there we were on a quest to find a new outlet for Holliston where we could continue to creatively make the show our way, but also have it distributed on a platform where absolutely anyone who wants to watch it can easily find and enjoy it…and the answer was literally right in front of our noses the entire time.

One of the main characters on the show was GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus, who was played by Dave Brockie. Brockie passed away in March of 2014.

Lynch talks about Brockie’s passing and paying tribute to him by continuing “Holliston“:

It’s crucial to note that Dave was so much more than just a cast member of Holliston. He was a dear friend to all of us and his absence will be deeply felt by everyone in our cast and crew. For Adam especially, he not only writes every single episode but he was also the only actor on the show who shard scenes with ‘Oderus,’ so continuing the series without Dave is an extremely difficult task for him emotionally. It has been a very delicate and slow process to get outselves back to this point. Thankfully, we have an incredibly patient and understanding fanbase that has supported us unconditionally and that has mourned with us through all of this. Our fans appreciate that we’re real people who have to heal from our loss and that we’re not just fictional characters on their screens, despite the fact that we all play versions of ourselves in a way.

Green adds:

As cliché as it might sound, no one would want to see Holliston continue more than Dave. On the season 2 behind-the-scenes-Blu-ray making-of feature, Dave says directly to the camera that ‘Holliston is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’ It’s been a long heartbreaking road, but we’re at a point now where we’re back on our feet and we’re ready to laugh once again. Last week, the main cast got together to table-read some of the new material for the first time and we could all feel without a doubt that no one was laughing louder or harder than Dave.

Holliston” returns summer of 2016.

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‘Nurse 3D’ Star Paz de la Huerta Is Suing For $55M!

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:27

Douglas Aarniokoski is a very bad director. We know this because of Animals, The Day and Lionsgate’s Nurse 3D.

Actress/model Paz de la Huerta did not learn of this truth until the release of the pulp slasher that was dumped straight to home video.

No matter, she blames the filmmakers for destroying her career, and is suing for $55M, according to a report by TMZ.

In Nurse 3D, de la Huerta played a nurse hell-bent on murdering cheating, scummy men.

Sure, the movie was terrible, but that’s only part of the reason as to why she’s suing. This one is a doozy…

Paz claims she was shooting a scene where an ambulance was supposed to speed by, but it ended up clipping her, explains TMZ. Paz says she suffered a spinal fracture and told movie execs she was going to file a worker’s comp claim.

According to Paz, Aarniokoski decided she was a pain in the ass so he had a lousy actress dub her voice in the ambulance scene and other scenes as well.

The site adds that, while the movie tanked, critics panned the flick, pointing to Paz’s monotone performance. So she says her career is cooked, and since she was making around $2 million a year, she believes that would total $55 million, plus punitive damages.

This is the best part, though…

She wants the judge to order the director to re-dub the voice in the movie with hers!

Would you guys re-watch the movie if they redid her audio? Do you think it would have made a difference? As bad as the movie was, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and think it’s far from the worst movie ever made. Animals on the other hand…

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Backstreet Boys And ‘NSync Team Up For “Zombie Western”

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:53

Alright, I guess this week is gonna start with something absurd and insane.

Fact is reporting that Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is working on a script for a “zombie western futuristic horror” that is tentatively titled Dead 7. The film will be produced by The Asylum, the same company behind films like Sharknado and Transmorphers.

The film is described as being about, “…ragtag band of gunslingers operating during a post-apocalyptic zombie plague.” The tentative name and description makes me wonder if the movie is essentially a retelling of The Seven Samurai, which has been remake into several different films, such as The Magnificent Seven. Those movies were about seven warriors who were hired by a village to protect it from ravaging marauders.

If that’s indeed what they’re doing, this might be an interesting premise, although we all know that films from The Asylum are god awful and only worth it if you turn them into drinking games.

Confirmed to appear in the film are ‘NSync‘s Joey Fatone as well as Howie Dorough and A.J. McClean from Backstreet Boys. Apparently there are also hopes that New Kids On The Block‘s Jordan Knight will join.

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[Podcast] Whatever – July 21st, 2015 – “Ant of War”

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:46

This week: Ant-Man, God of War 3: Remastered, Godzilla on PS4, Trainwreck, and more!

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These New Photos Of “The Walking Dead” Zombies Are Disgusting

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:26

Vulture has posted two new photos of zombies from the upcoming sixth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and they show just how disgusting and detailed these rotting corpses are going to be. FX specialist and show producer Greg Nicotero told the site that the zombies are basically, “…pumpkins [that have] rotted into a puddle of goo because of the sun.

Quick question: Why don’t the zombies have a ton of flies circling them? They’re walking piles of rotting flesh, which seems like that result in a constant swarm of flies. Hey AMC! Maybe we can see some zombies with maggots on them?

The Walking Dead” comes back October 11th.

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‘Turbo Kid’ Scores A Release Date, New Trailer and Poster!

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:07

Updated with the film’s official one-sheet!

The brainchild of Canadian filmmaking group RKSS (directors Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell), festival favorite Turbo Kid has finally been granted an official U.S. release date by its distributor, Epic Pictures Group.  Those who haven’t managed to catch it on the festival circuit this spring and summer will have the chance to do so on VOD and in select theaters a little over two months from now on August 28th.

“In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid (Munro Chambers), an orphaned outcast, meets a mysterious girl (Laurence Leboeuf). They become friends until Zeus (Michael Ironside), the sadistic leader of the Wasteland, kidnaps her. The Kid must face his fears, and journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl.”

Nostalgically set in the retro-futuristic post-apocalypse of 1997, Turbo Kid is another in a recent slew of ’80s throwbacks; following in the footsteps of films like WolfCop and Kung Fury.  To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of either of those two films, but this one has my interest peaked.  From what little I’ve seen, it appears to have a sincerity to it that the others are lacking and doesn’t appear to be as interested in winking at itself in the mirror through, if you catch my drift.  I guess we’ll know soon enough!  In the meantime, we have also been treated to a new age-locked trailer…

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Joe Dante’s ‘Burying the Ex’ Gets DVD Release

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:02

RLJ Entertainment, under it’s Image Entertainment brand, brings you Burying the Ex (review) to home video.

Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The ‘Burbs), the film stars Anton Yelchin (Fright Night, Star Trek, Odd Thomas), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Alexandra Daddario (Leatherface) and Oliver Cooper (Project X), and is available on DVD August 4, 2015.

It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max (Yelchin) and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene) moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits. There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario) – Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back…even if that means transforming him into one of the undead.

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Rob Zombie Teases Potential ‘Lords of Salem’ Sequel

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:53

The quality of a film rarely matter, so long as it’s financially successful.

Such the case with Rob Zombie’s terrible 2012 The Lords of Salem, which was visually pleasing, but quite simply a terrible movie (here’s my review).

Releasing straight to video (with an extremely limited theatrical run), it appeared to be one of Zombie’s biggest failures, only that’s far from the truth. It was Zombie’s lowest budget that he’s worked with, allowing for it to be a huge financial success. This is why a sequel could be in the cards.

When a fan asked about a followup on Zombie’s Facebook, he confirmed the film’s success while offering this tease: “Lords was the most successful film I’ve had on DVD…so another one could be done for sure.”

The Lords of Salem told the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the “Lords of Salem” returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?

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Scream Factory To Release ‘The Harvest’ And ‘Backcountry’

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:04

Scream Factory, in a partnership with IFC Midnight, has announced that they will be releasing two horror/thrillers this September: The Harvest and Backcountry. Both are available for pre-order through the official site (the former and the latter).

The synopsis for Backcountry reads:

A tense thriller about a young couple camping in the Canadian wilderness, Backcountry is a heart-stopping, full-tilt run through deadly territory. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a seasoned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. But when they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level.

Written and directed by Adam MacDonald, Backcountry also stars Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline, Haven), Melanie Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D) and Nicholas Campbell (The Brood, The Dead Zone).

The synopsis for The Harvest:

In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the twisted suspense that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone with The Harvest . Deeply unsettling, The Harvest is a taut psychological thriller that examines that horrors that can lurk in unsuspecting places. Maryann (Natasha Calis, The Possession) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan, Gotham), despite the outright disapproval of his overprotective mother (Samantha Morton, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house. Showcasing a powerhouse performance by Morton that is both utterly monstrous and tragically desperate, The Harvest also features an impressive performance by Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as the subdued suburban father.

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Lots of Demonic Happenings In This ‘The Chosen’ Clip (Exclusive)

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:57

Opening Friday, July 24th in select theaters and on Vimeo and On Demand is The Chosen, which stars YouTube sensation Kian Lawley.

“The Chosen is a supernatural thriller starring Kian Lawley, Mykayla Sohn, Elizabeth Keener, Angelica Chitwood. When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl (Mykayla Sohn), her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive look at the film, which reveals a possessed little girl that causes horrific things to happen around here.

You’ll find the trailer and ticket packages over at the official website.

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‘The Ouija Exorcism’ Nabbed By Uncork’d Entertainment (Exclusive)

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:47

Even before picture lock, buzzworthy horror flick The Ouija Exorcism from up and coming filmmaker Nick Slatkin has found a home with Uncork’d Entertainment, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned.

Ben Morrison (“NCIS”), Michael Palladino (“The Amateur”), and Laura Kirchner (Antidote 15) help make up the cast, which Justin Jones produced.

Film begins in 1985 where a celebrated exorcist has trapped a horrific demon inside an Ouija board. Thinking the board to be a game, his son played without obeying the rules, and let the demon loose. In order to save his son, the exorcist sent him far away until the demon could be destroyed. Thirty years later, and after his death, his grandson finds the board and makes the same mistake his father did. Now the evil is back and roaming the earth to terrorize those responsible for its imprisonment.

Here’s an exclusive first look at The Ouija Exorcism.

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Artsploitation Has Serious’German Angst’

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:14

Paris-based Reel Suspects has sold North American rights to non-stock horror triptych German Angst to Raymond Murray’s Artsploitation Films, reports Variety.

Described by Artsploitation as “mystical and disturbing,” triptych, which sees its North American premiere at Canada’s Fantasia Film Festival on July 18, will then continue its festival run. A DVD/Blu-ray and VOD release is scheduled for the first quarter of 2016

The project brings three maverick German directors together for a trio of urban nightmares in a fascinating horror anthology – and present a new vision of the genre.

German Angst is an extreme-horror collaboration between Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Der Todesking), Andreas Marchall (Tears of Kali, Masks) and Michael Kosakowoski (Zero Killed) that leads you into the dark alleyways of contemporary Berlin in stories of love, sex and death.

The first episode, Jörg Buttgereit’s “Final Girl”, tells the story of a young girl who lives alone with her guinea pig in a rundown apartment in Berlin. But is she really alone? In the bedroom lies a man, bound and gagged…

In the episode “Alraune” by Andreas Marschall, a young man stumbles upon a secret sex club in Berlin’s nightlife that promises the ultimate sexual frontier experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. But the ecstatic experiences have horrific side effects…

“Make A Wish” by Michal Kosakowski is a disturbing fable in which a deaf-mute couple of Polish origin are attacked by a sadistic Neo-Nazi gang. In possession of a powerful amulet, the couple try to turn the tables on their assailants and wreak a terrible revenge, albeit paying a heavy price.

German Angst celebrates the return of cult director Jörg Buttgereit after a twenty-year absence from horror filmmaking, while Andreas Marschall continues his exploration of a dark underworld embossed by lust, sex and the psyche and Michal Kosakowski confronts us with violence in all levels of society today, and throws the viewer’s preconceptions back on themselves.

Whether a hardcore horror fan or a newcomer to the genre, film lovers everywhere can look forward to a terrifying visual feast.

For more information, visit the official website.

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[TV Review] “Scream” Episode 1.03: ‘Wanna Play A Game?’

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:00

This is the episode of Scream I’ve been waiting for. It was the most Scream-y out of all of the episodes so far, the season’s central arc sped along at a much faster pace than I anticipated and the climax of the episode featured the death of a character I (and hopefully most of you) cared about. This is what I wanted the pilot to be. Better late than never!

If any of you watched Harper’s Island (and you really should), you’ll remember that that series started very similarly to Scream: extremely soapy with some bad acting and a cast of seemingly unlikable characters. This makes sense, since series creator Jill E. Blotevogel was a writer on Harper’s Island. It wasn’t until “Thwack” (episode 5 in a 13-episode season) that things picked up by killing off a major character and every realized that there was a killer on the island. As more people were killed off, we were able to spend time with the other characters and some of those unlikable characters actually became likable. “Wanna Play A Game?” was Scream’s “Thwack.”

“Wanna Play A Game” featured a ton of forward momentum. Emma confronted her mother about her past and she told all of her friends about the killer calling her. There were also literal character pairings, with Mr. Branson teaming everyone up to do a scene from some artistic medium (making way for plenty of pop culture references). Not much came out of it (other than a near-sex scene between Riley and Noah), so it was a little disappointing that better character moments didn’t sprout from those pairings.

That scene between Riley and Noah certainly helped to escalate the horror of watching Riley slowly bleed out from having her femoral artery severed. The entire last 15-minute segment was much better than the scene that opened the pilot. While it wasn’t perfect, it inspired a lot of confidence that the show is finding its footing. Maybe I’m just dense, but I want’s expecting the show to actually kill Riley. I was expecting another fake-out. Touché Scream, you got me. Noah’s closing monologue from the pilot actually came true.

What was so great about this scene is that it was actually suspenseful, and it hit home because Riley is one of the few legitimately likable characters on the show. This could pose a problem since we are left with a handful of characters who are still not that relatable, which means it might be a while before another death has as much of an impact as Riley’s, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Don’t let all of my praise fool you. The episode still had its issues, but they were minimal. Brooke’s relationship with Mr. Branson is still icky, but I’m betting we’ll be losing him sooner rather than later. It was amusing to see her mess with him by hiding a sexy picture of herself in the classroom, but as amusing as it may be, I still can’t get behind the relationship.

The weakest part of the episode (and the area that Scream still has the most work to do) was everything involving Will and Jake. It was abruptly revealed that they had a secret business with Tyler and Nina. Will wants the business shut down but Jake wants to keep making money. I cannot emphasize enough how much of a snooze this particular sub-plot is. I can only assume that it will play a part in the main arc, which may or may not be a bad thing. Jake can’t get killed fast enough.

“Wanna Play A Game?” was Scream’s strongest episode yet, and featured a death that shows the series is not messing around. Hopefully it can keep the momentum going over the course of the next seven episodes!

Random Notes

  • Spot The Pop Culture References: The McRib, The Fault In Our Stars, Fifty Shades of Grey, Wild Things, X-Files, The Exorcist, Game of Thrones, Viral Video of Bobcat Catching a Shark, The Last Of Us.
  • If some of you still hate the show, be aware that I am grading the show on its own terms (meaning: as a soapy teen drama). So while this episode receives 4 skulls, it’s not like I’m saying it’s in the same league as, say, a 4-skull episode of Hannibal
  • Noah’s damn violin theme music is back, but is relegated to the opening scene, thank God.
  • Piper is also in that opening scene, but just barely. Hopefully she gets more screen time in future episodes, because that entire bit felt pretty useless.
  • Emma twirls her hair when something is bothering her. I’m guessing that will come back in the future?
  • When Riley an Noah were about to have sex last week, Noah raced off “like the McRib was back.” I chuckled at that.
  • I love how Emma’s phone ring is an actual 90s telephone ring.
  • The killer’s voice has received some criticism in the comments, but I actually kind of like it.
  • “Riley, I would do it. I would. But Tyler knows I would totally set him up.” -I just love Brooke’s honesty.
  • I’m really going to miss Brianne Tju as Riley, but Scream’s IMDB page credits her for 6 episodes, se we might see more of her in flashbacks.
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We Scored the “Ash vs Evil Dead” Trailer In HD!

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:59

I have been so annoyed with the quality of releases out of the Comic-Con. Thankfully, the good people at Starz shared with us not only hi-res imagery from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” but now a full HD version of the trailer featuring Bruce Campbell as the goofball antihero Ash alongside fellow Value Shop employees Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo).

In addition, we took some fresh HD screencaps from the below trailer that debuted at won the Comic-Con this past weekend. Enjoy!

In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, “Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.

You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Poster Shoots Hoops!

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:34

My worlds keep colliding as horror and basketball keep crossing paths. My weird month continues as the new “Fear the Walking Dead” poster shows some kids shooting hoops during a Los Angeles sunset. In the background, danger shuffles in.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.

“Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.

The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes. The second season will air in 2016.

Watch the trailer here.

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‘Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh’ New Details

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:00

In a new developer diary released by developer Saibot Studios, director Tobias Rusjan had some new details to share regarding the release of their next game, Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh. This will be the final chapter in the Doorways series, and they’re treating it as such by making the game in the more powerful Unity 5 engine. The benefits of that transition can be very easily seen in the few seconds of footage we see in the video.

Rusjan also teased a partnership with independent film director Andres Borghi. What form that collaboration will take is left unanswered, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it results in a promotional short similar to what Tripwire did with Killing Floor: Uncovered.

Holy Mountains of Flesh will release “soon” on Steam Early Access. The build will include the first of its three chapters, with the other two to follow later on as free updates. They’re aiming for a full release on Steam by the end of the year.

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Kino Lorber Announces August Releases

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 22:07

Earlier this week Kino Lorber announced their August release lineup and a few titles may very well be of interest to Bloody Disgusting readers.

The Rain Killer

Coming to DVD on August 11, 2015 in part of the Kino Lorber/Scorpion Releasing partnership is director Ken Stein’s 1990 thriller The Rain Killer. The Rain Killer stars Ray Sharkey, Michael Chiklis, Maria Ford, David Beecroft and Robert Miano.

Synopsis:

Ray Sharkey (The Idolmaker, Wiseguy) plays Detective Vince Capra of the LAPD whose job it is to discover the identity of a serial killer who has been murdering rich single ladies when the rain falls. He gets help from his partner (Michael Chiklis: The Commish, The Shield) and an all business FBI agent (David Beecroft), but the case is tough, especially when all the clues get washed away. There are several twisting turns in this film that will keep the viewer guessing as to who the killer is, and when they find out who the killer is, the next question is: Who will be the next victim? Also starring Maria Ford (Naked Obsession, Stripped To Kill 2), and wonderfully shot by two-time Academy Award winner Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List).

Special Features:

Original Theatrical Trailer

 

Patch Town

Also coming to DVD on August 11 is Patch Town, from director Craig Goodwill and starring Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings and Scott Thompson. This movie is labeled as an adventure/comedy/fantasy film, but judging from the trailer and synopsis it appears to be pretty dark. Patch Town looks like a scary movie aimed towards kids and families which I think is often. Growing up I felt like we had these type of movies all the time, but in lately there hasn’t been many good scary movies made for kids. Joe Dante’s The Hole from a few years back is the best recent example I can think of, so Patch Town could make for a very welcome addition.

Synopsis:

In Patch Town’s dark modern fairy tale, newborn babies are plucked from cabbage patches, turned into plastic dolls, and sold as playthings in a nightmarish, oppressive society. Jon (Rob Ramsay), a discontented factory worker slaving away on a baby-harvesting production line, uncovers a secret from his past that sends him searching for his long-lost mother (Zoie Palmer). As Jon embarks on his journey with his loving wife Mary (Stephanie Pitsiladis), the sinister Child Catcher (Julian Richings) and his diminutive beet-munching henchman (Ken Hall) throw a wrench into his plans. An eye-popping fantasy-adventure, quirky comedy, and rousing musical rolled into one, Patch Town “combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance” (Peter Debruge, Variety).

Special Features:

Patch Town (the Award-winning short film that inspired the feature), Interview with the Director, Outtakes, Trailer, 5.1 Surround

 

Play Motel

Coming a couple weeks later on August 25 to both blu-ray and DVD is the sleazy Italian flick Play Motel, from director Mario Gariazzo. This release comes through Kino Lorber, courtesy of RARO Video, who have released a number of great Italian movies over the years.

Synopsis:

A milestone production from Mario Gariazzo, notorious for his tasteless sexploitation epics such as The Sexorcist /LOssessa. Assembling here one of the world’s finest trash film collectives and eschewing all correct agendas, the director punctuates his fleshy tapestry with incredibly sleazy imagery involving Marina Hedmann/Frajese and Patrizia Di Rossi/Webley, the sluttiest actresses in Italian cinema. At the garishly lit Play Motel, these two warhorses and other bleached blondes are first seen being secretly photographed while having kinky sex. As the film serves also as a giallo, they are later stabbed to death by an assassin dressed in black. Conveying a sense of mad comedy, this inexhaustible supply of indignities and leopard skin underwear should be sought out at all costs.

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David Fincher And Trent Reznor Working On ‘Fight Club’ Rock Opera

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 20:03

And the weird keeps on getting weirder…

Entertainment reporter Jeff Goldsmith took to Twitter recently to state that Chuck Palahniuk told him that a rock opera version of the 1999 black comedy drama Fight Club is in the works and that it’s being developed by David Fincher, who directed the film, and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels). It’s said to be, “…an enhanced version of the film!

This was originally strongly hinted at in an interview with Palahniuk earlier this year but it seems that the project is on more solid ground and will be moving forward.

Nothing has yet been confirmed but there are rumors the rock opera will focus on the events in Fight Club and not on anything before or after, including the comic book sequel.

So @chuckpalahniuk told me he's working with David Fincher & @trent_reznor to do a #FightClub rock opera – an enhanced version of the film!

— Jeff Goldsmith (@yogoldsmith) July 11, 2015

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‘Cooties’ Red Band Clip Beats Up a Zombie Child!

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 19:11

Lionsgate Premiere has sent us the first official clip from Cooties, and it’s a doozy. The hilarious red band clip drops us in the middle of a zombie attack where an undead child attempts to chomp on Elijah Wood’s face.

Patrick Cooper called the film a “relentless riot.” We also reviewed the film out of last year’s Sundance Film Festival before the ending was reshot.

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.

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The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

The Sundance hit Cooties will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.

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