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Top 10 70′s/80′s Horror Films From Snot’s Mike Doling

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00

Hardcore punk/funk band Snot are back and they’re gearing up for a full US tour that will see them perform their classic debut album Get Some in its entirety! The tour kicks off November 28th in Palm Desert, CA and wraps up December 23rd in Pomona, CA.

Guitarist Mike Doling comments:

I want to let you know we are ready to rock out as hard as humanly possible with all you SNOT heads around the world on our first world tour. I hope you’re ready cause we have a ton of massive energy to bring to you. SNOT is something special to us. We will enjoy playing our debut and only record GET SOME in it’s entirety for you live for all you die hard SNOT HEADS! SAY SOMETHING FOR THE RECORD TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT YOU FEEL!!

Vocalist Tommy Vext adds:

Words cannot describe how excited I am to be getting back in the road with my brothers in SNOT. It is a privilege to play with a band that has had an indeterminable influence over countless artists from the bands inception & thereafter. I’m honored to pay tribute Lynn Strait and offer Snot fans on an international level the live experience they may not have yet enjoyed.

To celebrate this upcoming tour, Mike Doling has put together a list of his Top 10 70′s/80′s horror films! The list covers some recognized classics but also tosses in some films that aren’t given as much love as they might warrant.

Head on in to check out this list!

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A Very Cool ‘Ouija’ Poster Conjured Up In the UK

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:51

Here’s a really cool UK poster for Universal Pictures’Ouija, in theaters October 24.

The pic stars “Bates Motel” and The Quiet Ones‘ Olivia Cooke, with Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. 

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Bad Pollyanna Release Tribute Song To Sophie Lancaster

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:00

Some of the greatest minds throughout history have been people who strayed from the norm, who challenged the status quo by not conforming to the demands and expectations of society around them. Because of these people, the world has seen unbelievable works of art, read life-changing stories, seen classic movies, and more.

The trouble with being different is that there are people who find that to be a target, not something to be celebrated or nurtured or, at the absolute least, simply left alone. One such example of this was the murder of 21-year old Sophie Lancaster, who in 2007 was beaten so brutally that she lapsed into a coma, never regained consciousness, and died 13 days later. Her boyfriend of three years, Rob Maltby, was also beaten into a coma and has been left with lasting brain damage.

Born from that pain and loss was the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a group that aims to “Stamp out prejudice, hatred and intolerance everywhere.

To help with this foundation, alt-rock band Bad Pollyanna along with cult makeup brand Illamasqua has released a charity track entitled “Invincible Girl” to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Lancaster’s murder.

Sophie’s mother Sylvia Lancaster states:

To say that everyone at The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is extremely excited about this track is an understatement. We all feel that seven years is an appropriate milestone to celebrate the strength and courage Sophie’s death has given us to slowly but surely change the world. The proceeds and awareness from this charity single will help us continue our crucial work.

You can purchase the track via Bandcamp. More information about Sophie Lancaster and the work that her mother is doing can be found at the official Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

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‘Slender: The Arrival’ Review: Suit Up

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:58

Slender Man, both the game and the idea, just kind of appeared out of nowhere. One day the internet was all cat videos and impotent rage, and then the next there were these weird reaction videos to a game called Slender: The Eight Pages.

As a horror experience, Slender: The Eight Pages is about as pure as you can get. It is the grand, reductive essence of horror: you wander a dark, wooded area, knowing at any moment the embodiment of your nightmares might materialize in your line of sight. There is no combat and there is nowhere to hide, but keep moving and you might stave off the eventual heart-thudding sight of the Slender Man, a blank, besuited vision of terror.

Effective as it was, the Slender trend seemed to be a one-trick sort of animal, all empty shock but without narrative heft or emotional depth. It was a haunted house inside a computer screen and little else. It was — for a great number of horror fans — a bit too thin.

However, the release of Slender: The Arrival hoped to change that. It’s a sequel, of sorts, but also a reimagining with some added content, kind of like The Evil Dead. And sure, yeah, the PC version was released last fall, but the PS3 and Xbox360 versions are out, complete with new levels, so it deserves a look-see.

Core horror fans might find Slender: The Arrival a bit lean on story and gameplay variety, but there are still plenty of scares to be found in the console version of this creepypasta run amok.

The idea of a Slender game can be best summarized by the “plot” of The Eight Pages: armed only with a flashlight, wander a darkened area and track down a collection of pages before the scary guy in the suit catches you. If the screen gets all wonky, run in the other direction until it subsides. Repeat.

It is an effective premise for a brief horror encounter, the sort of thing you might forgive in a short story but be put off by in a longer work. In no universe worth visiting is a Slender Man game going to fill eight hours. To their credit, the developers seem to understand the limits of Slender’s appeal, because the game does not stretch beyond its fairly insubstantial lore. It’s at best a two hour experience, even if you take your merry time to inspect each and every available inch of the world.

The moody opening is distinctly reminiscent of Gone Home, but otherwise Slender: The Arrival doesn’t stray very far from the basic “solve-puzzle, avoid-Slender” formula.

Overall, the game takes players through five distinctly abandoned environments, as the main character, Lauren, attempts to track down her friend, Kate. It employs a few neat story tricks using the camera but largely also clings to some of the more unappealing storytelling devices of earlier games. The narrative is delivered through found discarded and intentional correspondences, which work to wildly varying degrees.

Scrawled messages seem to fit into the realm of likely found objects, while printed out emails, unfortunately, do not. To be perfectly honest, nothing about the story really stands out in my mind, even a day out of finishing the game, but nobody comes to this sort of game for what draws the story along. The game’s narrative is really in service of the scares.

And The Arrival contains some pretty nerve-wracking moments, all things told. You’ve probably already played through the infamous “forest” scene, but some of the added content — including the Homestead — will offer several white knuckle moments of terror, almost guaranteed. I’m not much of a jumper, but I found myself reeling back at several critical moments throughout this admittedly brief experience.

Honestly, how much you enjoyment you get out of the game will depend largely upon (a) how susceptible you are to the particular kinds of jump scares Slender games deliver or (b) how forgiving you are of the repetitive nature of the tasks you will perform. You can tell the devs attempted to break the formula by introducing very minor puzzle elements to the exploration, but somehow it all still feels the same in the end. Pages or keys, it’s just looking for something to unlock the next area.

Graphically, the console version has some problems. I can’t speak for the Xbox version, but there were some pretty severe pop-in issues at some points on the PS3. During scenes with a relatively high rendering load, especially when multiple things were happening on-screen, there were also some issues with slow down, as well.

Otherwise, however, the game looks pretty good, particularly when compared to early versions of the game. Obviously, a high-end PC would run the game quite a bit better, but comparatively, the PS3 version isn’t half bad.

The Final Word: Slender: The Arrival has some effective scares, but they’re sometimes hurt by its repetitive nature.

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New Line Shifts Secret Film Into ‘The Conjuring 2′ Slot

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:03

As we exclusively reported, New Line Cinema is planning three The Conjuring spinoffs outside of the planned sequel to James Wan’s 2013 summer blockbuster. The first was last weekend’s Annabelle, which is a huge success, especially overseas.

New Line had been planning to release The Conjuring 2 in theaters next October, but has quickly made a shift. It will now open at an undisclosed date in 2016, while a currently untitled horror film will now take its October 23, 2015 date.

My personal assertion is that this will be another Conjuring spinoff. If not, it will be an Annabelle sequel (unlikely), or the long-gestured Friday the 13th reboot. Being that we were correct last time about an untitled film being Annabelle, I’m very curious what other tales of terror New Line has linked to the Warren Files.

Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes are penning the sequel to The Conjuring, which I’m told is pushing to get Wan back behind the camera. Wan has been busy with the seventh Fast & Furious.

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[13 Days of Horror] ‘Monstrum’

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:56

Our 13 Days of Horror series continues today with a playthrough of the demo for the upcoming indie horror game Monstrum. In it I face my old nemesis, Jack-o-Lantern Face. If there are kids nearby, shield their eyes, because you’re about to hear a man make sounds that no man should ever make.

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Frank Grillo Going ‘Beyond Skyline’?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:14

We reported earlier this year that Colin and Greg Strause’s Skyline would be getting a sequel.

Our friends at Latino Review are reporting that the badass Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) is the lead in Beyond Skyline, which is to be directed this time by Liam O’Donnell, who worked on some effects in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Iron Man 2. He co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Cordes. The duo wrote the first film, too.

They also report that supposedly the sequel’s storyline takes place at the same time the first one did.

Hydraulx Entertainment is behind the sequel, and do some seriously badass effects work.

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‘Texas Chainsaw’ Prank Scares the Bejesus Out of People

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:08

VitalyzdTv teamed up with Nick Santonastasso to pull of one helluva brutal prank.

Watch as people walk in on Leatherface dismembering someone in a parking garage, and in an elevator. The reactions are hilarious, and will continue to be so until someone gets shot. Then what?

I await the trial when someone gets murdered out of “self defense”. But we don’t have to worry because these are all fake anyways…

Get some more Halloween Treats here!

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Rob Riggle Joins ‘Dead Rising’ Video Game Adaptation

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:01

Actors Rob Riggle and Harley Morenstein are among the actors joining the cast of Crackle’s original film “Dead Rising: Watchtower,” writes Multichannel.

Riggle (Let’s Be Cops, 22 Jump Street) and Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time”) will be joined by Keegan Connor Tracey (“Bates Motel,” “Once Upon A Time”), and Aleks Paunovic (“This Means War”) in the movie, which follows as large-scale zombie outbreak.

Previously announced cast members for the film, based on the video game franchise of the same name, include Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

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Top 10 Horror Movies From Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00

Last month, hard rock band Manchester Orchestra released Hope, which was a reimagining of this year’s release Cope, taking every track and giving it a stripped down, acoustic approach.

Vocalist Andy Hull stated:

We were noticing that all the beautiful, slow stuff was working with all the really loud and fast stuff. The seed was planted to go back and create a full circle of an album.

While the album is out digitally, the CD and vinyl versions will be coming out November 18th (pre-order here). And in anticipation of this release, we got Hull to put together a list of his top 10 horror movies!

From soul crushing to side splitting, zombie packed to demon possessed, this list is damn solid and features some of the great, entertaining titles that the genre has to offer! In fact, I’d almost go so far as to say that this list would be the perfect starting point for introducing someone to horror. Head on in to check out what I’m talking about so that you can see for yourself!

Make sure to pick up a copy of Hope via iTunes.

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Ghost Face Won’t Appear In “Scream” TV Series?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:49

Bloody Disgusting regular Curtis L. just tipped us over to Ghostface.co.uk, who just published an interesting interview with RJ Torbert from FunWorld.

I guess Torbert is the rights holder to the “look” of Ghost Face, the slasher icon associated with the Scream films. According to him, Ghost Face will not be making an appearance in the new MTV “Scream” series.

“To answer your question regarding the “Scream” TV series…

Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghost Face is NOT involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question, to the question.

However, as of now, there is no involvement.

That’s a curious statement, as there could be an eventual tie-in to the series. But, as of this writing, it sounds as if there are no real plans to bring Ghost Face into the television world.

Here’s some clarification by Torbert in regards to the rights:

We believe , ‘Scream’ is Ghost Face, and Ghost Face is Scream. However, while Ghost Face is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or TV show without Ghost Face.

Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I’m sure ‘Scream’ fans will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghost Face. Never say never.

The MTV series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (Witches of East End, V, The 4400). You can read about their characters here.

It’s said to center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey Jesen and will also serve as the “catalyst for a murder and opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.”

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‘Jessabelle’ Image Gallery Delivered By Voodoo

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:37

Check out this new image gallery for Jessabelle, Lionsgate’s new haunter from Saw VI director Kevin Greutert.

In the film that opens in theaters and on various VOD platforms November 7, “Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.

Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, Ana De La Reguera and Amber Stevens star.

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[Interview] Rob Zombie Says ’31′ Will Be His Most Brutal Film to Date

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:28

Rob Zombie is one of the most polarizing figures in modern horror. Folks seem to either hate his movies or love them to the point of obsession. When he’s not behind the camera, Zombie somehow finds time to also record new music, tour, and put together a massive carnival of metal and haunted house mayhem known as the Great American Nightmare. A renaissance man, to say the least.

Zombie is currently working on his latest film, 31, about five people in 1976 who are abducted and forced to fight for their lives during the five days leading up to Halloween. This time he’s going the crowd funding route (get involved here), offering fans a plethora of goodies for their donations helping get 31 off the ground and into their eyeballs.

Zombie took the time to talk with us about 31, the crowd funding process, what he’s learned over the years as a filmmaker, and his favorite Halloween movies (that aren’t Halloween).

There’s 15 days left in the 31 crowd funding. What’s that experience been like so far and what has the feedback been like from the fans?

I mean, the experience has been great but the feedback has actually been like really, really good. I’m not gonna lie, when the idea came up to do this I was very skeptical. Because I didn’t know much about it and it sounded kinda weird to me, you know? And I was very particular about how I wanted to do it. I wanted to make sure that it was more like an online store, so when people donate they get something that’s more toward whatever that amount was. I didn’t want to skimp people and just ask for free money, basically. To me that’s kind of pathetic.

But really it’s been great. I’ve done a bunch of meet and greets and met a bunch of fans since the whole thing started. Everyone’s been really happy about it, they’re happy to be involved and have the chance to get stuff. And you know horror fans, they’re very involved in everything. Most other genre fans won’t go to conventions and get excited about movies that are 40 years old. They’re really passionate, you know? It’s been really good.

So far you’ve teased a lot of artwork from the film, but how far along is the movie. Is a script written yet?

The script’s finished. That’s been done for a long time. I’ll still mess with it, but essentially it’s done. We’re waiting for this (the crowd funding) to be done, and then we’re looking to start in full production early next year if everything goes according to plan.

Your past films have been pretty brutal and gritty. Is that the approach you’re going for with 31? How would you describe it?

I would say, out of all my films, this is going to be the most brutal. It’s pretty intense, it’s pretty humorless, and it’s pretty all-out.

Wow. And this is your sixth or seventh film…what do you think you’ve learned from the past that you’re applying now to 31?

I’m always learning with each film, but the main thing you learn that’s of real value is how to make the script tight, so don’t shoot the things you don’t use. Because on a movie like this, I don’t have the time to waste shooting things I won’t use. So that’s the thing I’m really trying to do with this script, take it down to the essence. Like on Lords of Salem we had a lot of fun going around shooting things, and that’s always going to happen when you’re making movies. But trying to hone that skill where that happens less and less each time, that’s the most important thing.

In your past films, you’ve managed to create some pretty iconic characters. Capt. Spaulding  and the whole Firefly family, for example. It seems like you can’t go to a horror convention and not see someone with a Capt. Spaulding tattoo. Do you think 31 is going to produce any iconic characters like that?

I think there are several characters in this film that are of that caliber. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them quickly become Halloween costumes. Not that I create them with that in mind, but they have that vibe. I mean, I’m amazed with the literally thousands of Capt. Spaulding tattoos I’ve seen. And even with Lords of Salem, I thought I’d post a couple of fan tattoos from that on my Facebook page and now there are hundreds up there. It’s unbelievable how things catch on.

Speaking of Lords of Salem, is Sheri going to be in 31?

I don’t know who’s going to be in it right now. I’m still working on it, it keeps changing. Every time I think about a character, it keeps changing so for now it’s still a mystery.

Okay. Well is there anything you can tell us about 31 that you haven’t teased yet? 

I don’t know if I’ve said this yet…but I love the look and feel of The Devil’s Rejects. For me, that’s the type of filmmaking that I really love. With Lords of Salem, I wanted to do something different, that was appropriate to the story. But this is more (in The Devil’s Rejects) vein and the movie is set in 1976, so it’s a full-on, nasty ‘70s movie.

Do you think you could see 31 becoming a franchise? 

The set-up of the story definitely could be told over and over and over. I don’t want to give too much away but, I don’t know if I would even be interested in making it a franchise. I’m always moving on to the next idea, you know? But it definitely has the potential to be one. Who knows?

Very cool. Off topic a little bit here, but what’s the status of your Broad Street Bullies movie?

Well I worked on that for a long time, I worked on that for almost two years to be the follow-up to Lords of Salem. It was just one of those things though. It’s a true story with real people and obviously the rights to the Philadelphia Flyers is a whole other story. I didn’t really have a lot of control of the project and it just kept dragging on and on. After two years I was like, “Look, I’m going to go do something else.” I would love to go back to it but I didn’t want to spend five years working on Broad Street Bullies with nothing to show for it so that’s why I moved on to something else.

Very off topic here, why is Tom Baker your favorite Dr. Who?

I think because he was the first one I ever saw back in the ‘70s when I started watching Dr. Who. That’s back when Dr. Who was on PBS, no one knew what it fucking was. I was like “What is this show, Dr. Who?” As a kid didn’t know what it was so I put it on and my first impression was “This is the worst show ever made.” The production value looked like a bad soap opera. And then I got SO into it, I was obsessed with it. And I guess Tom Baker will always be Dr. Who for me because that was the first doctor I saw.

Being Halloween time now, what are your go-to movies for this time of year?

It’s all movies I’ve seen a billion times. Stuff like Island of Lost Souls, and obviously Frankenstein, Dracula, all the old Universal stuff I just love. Me and Sheri have been watching all of the Hammer films lately. I watched Blacula last night, you know. Pretty much older stuff like that.

What’s your favorite movie so far this year?

Good question. Fuck, I don’t even know what I’ve seen. Probably that movie Boyhood. That was pretty awesome.

Right on. And real quick before we go, one of my friends up in New England wanted to know what part of Haverhill do you think sucks the most.

Let’s me think…the high school sucked pretty fucking bad.

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[Comic Book Review] Vigilante Justice Never Looked Better Than “Critical Hit” #1

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:47

I’ve been an avid follower of Matt Miner’s “Liberator” saga since the beginning. I always gravitate towards comics with a real heart, one that exposes the creator as something more than a conduit to the page and more of passionate human being. When I read this book, it’s the passion for the cause that comes through in droves, and it’s what brings me back. “Critical Hit” may be the beginning of something new, but it still has the passion… and the horror of old.

 

WRITTEN BY: Matt Miner

ART BY: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

PUBLISHER: Black Mask Studios

PRICE: $3.50

RELEASE: October 1, 2014

The first thing you’ll notice when you open “Critical Hit” is that Jonathan Brandon Sawyer is an absolute beast. Then after that dust settles you’ll see that Miner has pushed Sarah and Jeanette into one super team to champion his cause, and the opening pages of this issue will show you just how determined they are to communicate their agenda.

It’s evident from the first page that this isn’t “Liberator” any more. The art is focused and the storytelling uses dual protagonists to create a more palpable sense of energy than ever before. The result is a grand display of mayhem at the hands of our vigilantes. They ransack a camp, and tear these hunter’s possessions to pieces because well… thier hunters.

It’s all well and good, but it doesn’t serve the same impact or thoughtfulness as before, and Miner makes damn sure they pay for it. Instead of attacking animal testing facilities the girls turn their target onto a more regular type of asshole, but in doing so they incur the wrath of the hunters. They got careless and were forced to the deal with the immediate consequences of their actions. This provides an interesting talking point for the issue, because at first I was concerned that this was an “easy” degradation of Sarah and Jeanette’s cause. But it seems Miner is almost in agreement. How this plays out will truly seal the deal, but for now it seems the Liberators are taking the easy way out.

Jonathan Brandon Sawyer on the other hand, he seems concerned with making the most amount of work possible for himself. His panels are cleanly laid out, and provide the series with the best art it’s ever had. There are certain intimate details in the larger scenes in this book that show worldbuilding at almost every level. To the records on display at the store, to the wallsocket holding an lonely iphone charger in the apartment, this is one helluva artist.

When the book really gets going the action stays clean and is communicated with relative ease. Nothing feels out of the ordinary or disjointed.

For the book itself, I’m a little lost in the shuffle. I sympathize with the cause, and I get behind the idea, I just don’t know if I’m into bringing down to an even more base level. Hunters are assholes, we get it. Hunting isn’t exactly something I’m terribly connected to so perhaps I don’t know the levels to which these people are assholes, but for now it doesn’t seem like a logical extension of their cause and more of misstep given how quickly they burn the cabin to the ground. Then on the other hand, anarchy fucking rules. So I still wait for next issue with bated breath.

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Hilarious and Heartwarming Movie History Shown Through LEGOs

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:19

From E.T. to Dirty Dancing, Pulp Fiction and even Wizard of OZ, 15 years old Morgan Spence has recreated some of the most classic scene in movie history using LEGOs. And it’s actually pretty touching.

Called “Brick Flicks,” he’s using said video to sell his book, which recreates 60 classics, which also include The Shining and Dracula.

Check out the video below and get more info on “Brick Flicks” here.

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Exclusive ‘Wrong Turn 6′ Clip Grabs a Fire Hose

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:01

Three Fingers, Saw Tooth and One Eye are looking for some new blood, and the hillbilly horror franchise will get that with a new director behind Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. Helmed by Re-Kill‘s Valeri Milev, the sixth Wrong Turn arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD October 21.

The legendary hillbillies get wet in this exclusive new clip where the trip grab a fire hose and put out a fire…

The unrelenting terror starts when an emotionally troubled young man, Danny, inherits an isolated backwoods hotel that may hold the key to his secret past. A trip to the peaceful resort quickly transforms into a blood-soaked killing spree, as Danny’s friends are brutally murdered one by one. Danny discovers that Three Finger and his flesh-eating kin are to blame, but the chilling surprises they have in store for him have only just begun. Danny ultimately learns that he has an unthinkable connection to the clan of hillbilly cannibals, but now that he knows the shocking truth, he will face an even more horrifying choice.

Sadie Katz, Aqueela Zoll, Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Raymond Steers, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley and Roxanne Pallett star.

The Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with tasty special features that will have you hungry for even more gore this Halloween. Check out a behind the scenes look at the dangerous Hobb Springs hotel, and learn how Danny really became part of the cannibals’ bloodline.

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‘Cabin Fever’ Remake Gets Cast, Shoots This Week

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:01

We broke the news about the forthcoming Cabin Fever remake back in April.

Now, we’ve learned that the infection is spreading deep into Portland, OR. this week.

Our exclusive scoop was confirmed this morning that Eli Roth’s 2002 horror comedy Cabin Fever is getting a remake, with the original movie’s writer-director Roth returning as executive producer.

Here’s the bizarre part: The plan is to use the exact same script, penned by Roth and Randy Pearlstein, that was shot in 2002.

Armory Films, Cassian Elwes and Contend have joined together to produce the remake, with Travis Zariwny (Intruder) directing and Armory and Pelican Point Media financing.

The film stars Gage Golightly (“Teen Wolf”), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Samuel Davis (“From Dusk Till Dawn” – TV), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl).

“Cabin Fever follows in Eli Roth’s original footsteps when a group of college students, who rent a cabin in the woods to do some partying, begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus and all hell breaks loose.

It will be produced by Contend’s Evan Astrowsky, (who also produced the original film with Roth) and Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros. Cassian Elwes will executive produce along with Roth, Ike Suri and Jaclyn Ann Suri, and Peter Fruchtman.

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it. I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it. They’re all fans of the original and want to make a film that’s a new classic and I believe they will,” said Roth.

Additionally, the filmmakers plan to give the recently deceased Susan Jackson, who Executive Produced the original, a “dedicated to” title at the end of the film.

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BD Playlist: Bree Vol. 3 ‘The Kanye West Edition’

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:00

Over the weekend, our very own Bree Ogden challenged me to letting her put together a BD Playlist that focused on her love of rapper Kanye West with the intention of convincing me that there’s actually a lot more behind him than I saw in mass media.

Now, I’m not one to back down from a challenge, especially when it comes to music. You want me to listen to something? You better believe I’ll check it out. Hell, I encourage people to send me music. I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to it right away (when life is busy, every second is precious) but I promise that I’ll get around to it.

Alright, Bree. Challenge accepted. I’m going to listen to these and get back to you. In the meantime, if anyone else wants to take on her challenge, feel free to venture forth!

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‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Behind-the-Scenes Stills

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:31

Focus Features shared the official synopsis and new behind-the-scenes imagery from Insidious: Chapter 3, which will also see the release of its trailer in theaters this weekend.

Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, directs the third film.

The full cast of Insidious: Chapter 3 includes Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) starring alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Focus Features will release Insidious: Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on Friday, May 29th, 2015.

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“Scream Queens”: Ryan Murphy Claims to “Invent” Comedy-Horror Subgenre. HA.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:24

“Glee” and “American Horror Story” creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are taking this new anthology concept to an entirely new level. And I’m quickly turning against it.

The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for comedy-horror anthology “Scream Queens,” says THR. The 15-episode hourlong comedy will premiere in the fall of 2015, with season one revolving around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.

The bad news is that this will allegedly be on FOX, not FX, which means it’s going to probably be garbage (I can’t stand “Sleepy Hollow”, “The Following” or any other of their awful genre trash).

But the icing on the cake is this hysterical quote from Murphy, who thinks he’s inventing some sort of subgenre called “comedy-horror.” LOL

“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens,” Murphy told THR.

“We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror – and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to [Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support.”

To me, a horror comedy is something along the lines of SLiTHER. A comedy horror is a spoof, like Scary Movie. In my estimation, Murphy isn’t creating a new subgenre, he’s just talking big, because he can. The unfortunate truth is, “Scream Queens” is going to be on FOX, which means it’s going to be garbage catered to the general public while us horror fans roll our eyes. I’m already prepared for my parents’ 60-year-old friends saying to me, “I bet you like ‘Scream Queens,’ ” because, you know, it’s horror and I apparently like anything labeled as such.

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