Our patience finally paid off last week with the long-awaited reveal of Doom 4. The game was teased through a creepy CG trailer, sans any gameplay footage, but I’m sure that decision was made so we’d all tune into its full reveal at QuakeCon next month. AAA horror has lost much of its appeal lately, as a few of our favorite horror franchises — Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Dead Space — have all managed to disappoint with their latest installments.
So with that in mind, what would you like to see from Doom 4? What would make you excited to play it? Let’s chat about it in the comments below.
Bloody Disgusting is exclusively cheering for the trailer premiere of RLJ/Image Entertainment’s Varsity Blood, on DVD on August 19th.
The film stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour From the Dark), Elle LaMont (Machete Kills) and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) and is written and directed by Jake Helgren.
“This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game.“
25 years ago today I sat alone in an empty theater – as a nine-year-old boy – watching Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters II.
Thus, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sequel to the smash-hit horror comedy that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.
In it, the discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
The sequel, which critics weren’t fond of, was still a success taking in $215M worldwide at the box office. A third film should have happened by now, yet we sit here waiting like a bunch of jackasses. I have my proton pack on and ready to go. Sony, what’s up?!
Indie developer Team Junkfish is currently working on their first foray into the horror genre with Monstrum, a procedurally generated horror game where you’re chased all over a creepy, derelict ship by what resembles the fiery offspring of a Big Daddy and William Birkin.
Much like in Outlast and Slender, you’re completely unarmed, so the only option when ole Jack-o-Lantern Face is near is to run, hide, and desperately hope he doesn’t use his freakishly huge arm to drag you kicking and screaming from your chosen hiding spot.
I recently had the opportunity to dive into the Monstrum alpha, watch me spend some time with it below.
Cinesite has just released an absolutely hysterical animated short film that takes the form of a mock-commercial for Haynes bakes beans.
Watch as astronauts encounter an alien on the moon, and see what happens because one of them ate too many beans…
Sony Pictures Classics’ visually poetic love story from Director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers), Only Lovers Left Alive, will debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film is the apotheosis of American independent film and underground music, full of Jarmusch’s laconic sense of humor. Only Lovers Left Alive stars Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Constantine) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), alongside co-stars Mia Wasikowska (Lawless), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) and John Hurt (Harry Potter).
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, this critically well-received fan-favorite puts an original spin on a well-worn genre – these vampires are mature, highbrow and charmingly ultra-cool. Only Lovers Left Alive was selected for official competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and enjoyed critical acclaim at various film festivals worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, and New York Film Festival. It was also chosen as an official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Special features on the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release include never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, as well as an extended version of Yasmine Hamdan performing “Hal.” Also included is the “Traveling at Night with Jim Jarmusch” documentary, taking fans behind the scenes for a portrait of the director at work on his latest film.
“Only Lovers Left Alive is the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton). Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.”
Every bloodline has a beginning…
Universal Pictures just sent us a second one-sheet from Dracula Untold (formerly Dracula: Year Zero), the Gary Shore-directed version of Bram Stoker’s novella, in theaters October 17, 2013.
Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson and Art Parkinson, the film was shot in Belfast last year.
In the film, “Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks will play a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.“
The new poster reminds me of the work done for Warner Bros. Batman trilogy, although it works well for this as Dracula, too, is associated with bats.
The supernatural comedy series “Deadbeat” arrives on DVD (plus Digital) August 26 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Starring Tyler Labine (TV’s “Reaper”)the show also features Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Lucy DeVito (TV’s “Melissa & Joey)and Cat Deeley (the host of TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”). From the production company that produced 12 Years a Slave and Kick-Ass, “Deadbeat” has been declared a “disarmingly funny” (Variety) and “hilarious and heartwarming” (New York Post) comedy. Available exclusively at Target, the “Deadbeat” DVD includes three bonus featurettes.
“Kevin Pacalioglu (Labine) may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people, so that’s pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City’s most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business.“
By Zena S. Dixon.
If you guys didn’t know, it’s about time for a vacation! Not sure where to go? Not sure if you prefer the woods or the beach? Not sure if you want to stay in the country or leave the country? No problem! I’m here to help you. The list below reveals the 15 Worst Horror Destinations. With this, you are guaranteed to think twice about your vacation plans, and it may even encourage you to stay home where things are normal and a little less life-threatening.
12. SLOVAKIA – HOSTEL (2005)
It’s ok to meet new people along the way. These encounters may lead to new things and perhaps new friendships. However, if you don’t want to wake up in a dungeon room with a man who drills holes into your chest or legs… bypass these new friendships. I’m not a fan of rap, but Drake said it himself, “No new friends.”
11. WOODSBORO, CALIFORNIA – SCREAM (1996)
Just because you know the rules of horror doesn’t mean you should go here. Plus, if you really know the rules, then you would know that the rules are always getting switched up!
10. CAMP ARAWAK – SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983)
This one particularly goes to those parents who want to get rid of the children for the summer, even if it means sending them to camp where a psycho with sinister intentions is on the loose. We all know how this one ends. Young women end up having male genitalia or worse, raped by a hot curling iron. Either way, stay away, and certainly don’t send your children there.
9. WEST VIRGINIA – WRONG TURN (2003)
If you get cheated on by your significant other and your friends know, just make sure they don’t suggest you all go to the woods in West Virginia. Why not just take your friend to a bar or club to drink or dance their troubles away?
7. RACCOON CITY – RESIDENT EVIL (2002)
Don’t even think about visiting a city with a company named ‘Umbrella’ in it or around it… unless you simply like battling flesh-eating creatures, creatures that crawl on the ceilings, or worst, an out of control supercomputer with a little British girl’s voice.
6. COASTAL TOWN OF ANTONIO BAY – THE FOG (1980)
Yeah, finishing towns that were built a 100 years ago seems pretty awesome. But what happens when a killer fog emerges, containing dead zombie spirits that seek revenge for their deaths?
5. TEXAS – TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
Yes, THE whole state! You never know when someone with a chain-saw will jump out, gut you like a pig, then eat you like one. Play it safe and avoid the whole state!
4. AN OLD REMOTE CABIN – EVIL DEAD (2013)
Again with a cabin in the woods! If you want to help your sister or friend recover from their heroin addiction or worse, musical addiction, don’t do it in a remote cabin in the woods. Have we not learned that there are evil forces out there?
You’re probably wondering, what place is left to vacation? Nowhere! So, you might as well stay home and watch horror movies all summer. You’re welcome!
What would be on your 15 Worst Horror Destinations?
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shared with Bloody an exclusive clip from Joy Ride 3: Road Kill now on Digital HD, a day before its June 17 Blu-ray and DVD date.
The new sequel finds director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines) in the driver’s seat for another deadly detour.
In the third film, “The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It’s a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal chill ride packed with killer twists and turns!“
Starring Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason) as the infamous Rusty Nail, the Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including a variety of deleted scenes, featurettes, behind-the-scenes content, and a gruesome unrated version of the film. They include: Pre-Vis Sequences, Road Rage: The Blood, Sweat and Gears of Joy Ride 3, Riding Shotgun with Declan: Director’s DIE-aries, Finding Large Marge and Audio Commentary.
Perhaps no other rock band in the history of music has had such an impact on future generations as The Beatles. Their fusion of pop, rock, and psychedelic paved the way for countless artists and their music is still widely regarded as some of the best ever written. And now people will be able to hear the band as close to their original sound as possible with an upcoming 14-LP vinyl box set that features “…the band’s nine UK albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork“.
The albums have been mastered for vinyl from the original tapes that at Abbey Road without any digital technology, keeping the signal chain as pure as possible. They made great use of notes left by the original engineers. The end result is perhaps the most pristine version of the band’s work since they were first released.
Below is a short film about the upcoming release, which will be coming out this September.
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2-LP)
Mono Masters (3-LP)
This year’s E3 didn’t have as many surprises as I anticipated, one of the exceptions being the out-of-the-blue reveal of Dead Island 2, which is now in the extremely capable hands of Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager. They’ve made it pretty clear already that this next entry in the very popular zombie bash ‘em up franchise will be a radical departure from what fans have come to expect from the series, including the tone, which eschews the serious nature of the first two games in favor of a sillier, more over-the-top style.
Some early previews are coming out of E3, so I’ve decided to scour a few for some new information on Dead Island 2. Much of the game is still under wraps, but it looks like Yager is determined to mix things up in regards to the combat.
For starters, that stamina meter? That’s no more.
On top of that, Dead Island 2 will introduce a new set of tools for players to use to dispatch the undead hordes. The new motorized weapon type will include powerful weapons that are fueled by gasoline players will need to scavenge from the environment. They’re stronger than the other weapon sets, but they bring with them the potential drawback of being extraordinarily loud, so they could attract unwanted attention.
Like cats? You do? Really? Okay then. I suppose you’ll be excited to know that Yager has motion captured a cat for the game — an apparent first for video games — so an NPC’s feline companions can look and act more realistically. I’m guessing that means it’ll spend most of the game out on its own, sleeping or doing whatever it is cats do.
Those of you who love DC Comics should be familiar with DC All Access, a weekly web series that gives you a look behind the curtain of the comics giant. This week we here at Bloody-Disgusting are happy to offer an exclusive peak at tomorrow’s episode, by debuting a clip that shows Troy Baker talk about voicing the Joker in the brand new animated feature Arkham Assault.
Those of you rolling your eyes at Troy Baker should check out his work in Arkham Origins. He does the mad bastard brilliant justice. Trust me. This guy rocks.
In the exclusive clip from Season 2, Episode 16 – airing on Tuesday, June 17, “DC All Access” has an exclusive interview with Troy Baker, the voice behind the JOKER in the forthcoming film Arkham Assualt. The original animated film is based on the hit video game series, where BATMAN must find a bomb planted by the JOKER, while dealing with the SUICIDE SQUAD.
The full episode will go live on Tuesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT and readers can watch it here:
Poor Creative Assembly. I feel for them, because they have a steep hill to climb with Alien: Isolation, and it’s all because Colonial Marines tried to ruin things by being awful. Apparently, past Aliens games aren’t the only thing causing problems, as the developer noticed an alarming number of players who simply didn’t understand the concept. It sounds as if some people went into the game — despite the myriad screens, developer diaries, and gameplay footage — expecting it to be a shooter, in the same vein as its predecessors.
Why anyone would want another game that’s anything like the last handful of Aliens games we’ve seen is entirely beyond me, but it’s now another hurdle Creative Assembly has to vanquish in their honorable, even admirable, attempt to bring fans the Aliens game we’ve wanted for years.
In a chat with OXM, Isolation creative lead Alistair Hope mentioned reactions from numerous players who didn’t quite understand what the game is about.
“I think what shocked us while seeing people play the announcement demo was the stories people came away with that were so alien to what the game was about,” Hope said. “People would come over and say there were no weapons in the game and no fire button and all you can do is run away from the Alien. The next question was, ‘well how would that last fifteen hours?’
“I remember thinking, ‘well, we definitely told people that there were weapons and we definitely said there was a melee weapon in that one.’ I was thinking about all the information we’d given people, but when people actually sat down and played the game they became so immersed in it they just took away exactly what they thought it was and told everybody.”
I’m not surprised players are hesitant to get excited for Isolation after the abysmal last game, I’ve even seen numerous comments here on Bloody Disgusting that mirror that hesitation. It’s understandable, I was too in the beginning. But this ignorance surrounding its core concept, which sometimes takes a path similar to other successful horror games like Outlast and Slender is a little odd to me. Occasionally, you will be unarmed and hunted by something that wants you dead, but the alien isn’t the only enemy in the game and there are weapons.
Hopefully Isolation’s PR team can find a way to educate fans, because so far, this game looks fantastic.
Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.
Known to many as “#3″, the percussionist for Iowa metal band Slipknot, Chris Fehn has been working with Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour for the past year creating visual art pieces based upon his rhythmic drumstrokes. The art takes the strokes and shows the path they take by adding in color. They then fused those images with “…found imagery that is intended to reveal itself with each viewing over time.”
SceneFour creative director Cory Danziger comments:
We’re excited to be working with Chris on this collection and are excited to see artwork coming forward that requires time to decode. It is sophisticated, vivid and perplexing.
A trailer for the project can be seen below and highly limited prints can be purchased here.
The PlayStation 4 exclusive, From Software developed horror fantasy game — and not to mention confirmed spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls — Bloodborne ended up being one of the more exciting reveals from last week’s E3. It looks fantastic, as it manages to appeal to my horror-loving side, as well as my fanaticism for all things Souls and Souls-esque. The game won’t arrive until 2015, but all that means is we can look forward to a steady trickle of information, images, and footage leading up to its release. It’s all about the antici-
Bloodborne game director Hidetaka Miyazakin shed some more light on the upcoming game in an interview with Dengeki Online (translated by Dual Shockers), where he discussed its penalty for death, which has been a more unforgiving element of the Souls series.
We are still conducting final reviews of the death penalty, though we don’t plan on making it quite so severe. While death will occur often in this game, it’s important that it both does not place too much stress on the players and still makes them want to take on the challenge again, so we are regulating the death penalty with these things in mind.
This is a bit off-topic, but to make sure the player still wants to give it another go, it’s also vital to give them a wide breadth of options in battle. The intention with our design is to provide a rich system that includes weapons such as guns and traps, among others. And while I said you will die plenty in this game, we similarly want to give the player the rush of nearly dying or thinking they are about to die, so we are always considering the best ways to govern this balance.
Clearly inspired by one of my all-time afavorite films, Defending Your Life, Scott Spiegel, the director of Hostel 3 and co-writer of Evil Dead II, is to executive produce the afterlife fantasy film Welcome to Purgatory.
Cupsogue Pictures announced today that The Graves and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero‘s Jillian Murray, pictured, has landed one of the lead roles as the character of ‘Danni’.
Directed by Gene Fallaize, Welcome to Purgatory also stars Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tory Kittles and Stephen Marcus.
“Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor and Danni – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between Good and Evil. All the rules of the Afterlife have been broken, and they must find a way to make things right, before Heaven is ruined for the rest of time.“
A sequel is also in development as Welcome to Purgatory II: The Journey to Hell.
This Imgur user has shared this fantastic horror map of the United States. I don’t know what else to say except that it’s a really cool visual representation of our favorite genre’s geography. It also makes me happy that You’re Next made it on here.
Fortress Features (The Collector and The Collection) and producers Patrick Rizzotti, Brett Forbes and Josh Stewart have teamed up with Tugg.com to launch theatrical screenings of the hunting-themed thriller The Hunted in cities across the country. Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises, The Collector, Criminal Minds) wrote, directed and stars in the film, which is based on an experience from his college days. Growing up in rural West Virginia, Stewart spent much of his youth bow hunting in the sprawling woods where The Hunted is set.
“The Hunted follows family-man and hunter Jake, played by Stewart, alongside his best friend Stevie as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a renowned, massive buck all the while filming. Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. Given a timeframe of just a few days to win over producers with the legendary kill the friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods. Something that turn-by-turn begins to hunt them…“
Fans and horror buffs are also able to visit the popular web-platform, tugg.com and request to bring The Hunted to their local theater.
Following theatrical screenings this summer via Tugg.com, the film will be released nationwide by eOne Entertainment on both DVD and VOD in September 2014.
HBO has just released the countdown trailer for the upcoming seventh and last season of “True Blood,” which returns June 22 at 9PM.
In the return episode, “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (airing Sunday, June 22; 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), “A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.”
It was written by Angela Robinson and directed by the one and only Bill Compton, Stephen Moyer.