Netflix is promoting their Emmy-nominated original series, “Hemlock Grove,” (read our special report from set), premiering on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT, by sending press a tongue in the mail, accompanied by a clip from Dr. Pryce.
“Consider it a preview, a promise of more to come, a gift,” he exclaims. The video is part of a viral tying into the Godfrey Institute, a place that turns dreams into progress.
We’ve shared the clip and image below, along with a Season 2 featurette and a look back at Season 1!
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). Roth says Netflix supported them taking the series in a “dangerous direction” stating that “they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place,” he explained. “We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
“Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother, Olivia, is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley. Peter moves in with Destiny and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates, embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman, still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves. The White Tower looms menacingly over the town as Pryce’s mysterious experiments are questioned and he will be faced with the hardest decision of his career.”
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, who is returning? All ten episodes of the one-hour series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).
Deep Silver has three Dead Island games in the works right now, and they’re all radically different takes on the popular series. We have Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), Dead Island 2, from Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager, and a third game called Escape Dead Island, which was only revealed last week.
Escape Dead Island aims to set itself apart from the other games with its “survival mystery” themes and a nifty cel-shaded art style. It follows Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy businessman who decides to make a trip to the island of Narapela in an effort to discover the origins of the epidemic.
This box art was revealed around the same time as the game, but I somehow managed to miss it. Because I love each and every one of you, I’m remedying that by sharing it with you today!
Frank Grillo is going to help you survive the night…
We have a new clip from Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy, in theaters July 18, in which Frank Grillo plays an ass-kicking vigilante badass who takes to the streets to protect the innocent. And then, shit gets insane. This is quite a long clip…
In the film, “A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.”
Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield also star.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
P2, The Hunger Games and Final Girl star Wes Bentley, pictured, has landed an arc on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” writes TVLine.
In spoiler-y details, Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge, they explain.
The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars “AHS” vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who will be playing a strongman who’s married to Angela Bassett’s character.
It’s time for another horror quiz! You can’t go wrong with zombies, but rather than find out how long you’d last I want to know what kind of zombie you’d end up being! So, below is a quiz that figures out precisely that. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments below what answer you got!
I took it and got “Congrats You Are The JULIE Zombie From Return Of the Living Dead 3! You are a Sexy & Beautiful Zombie!” Um…right on?
Deadline reports that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will invade San Diego for its fourth year in a row with a cast/creator panel on Friday, July 25 in the mega Hall H from 12:20-1:20pm.
Panelists will include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero.
Autographs to follow from 1:50-2:50 PM in booth # 4237.
The trailer is also set to premiere online after the event. We’ll have it for you right here on Bloody Disgusting.
REMINDER! Robert Englund will officially say goodbye to Freddy Krueger at this July’s Flashback Weekend here in Chicago.
The official website announced that Englund, who will be appearing at the convention to sign autographs, will be donning his iconic Freddy makeup that made him famous.
The kicker is that there’s are photo packages with Englund while in character; this is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Robert Englund’s “Freddy Krueger” makeup will be designed and applied by FX master artist Robert Kurtzman in the same extensive process used in the A Nightmare On Elm Street films.
This one time only event is happening August 8, 2014. Get your tickets here! He will also be signing autographs (without makeup) Saturday and Sunday.
Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative. Our philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend and the Robert ENglund Freddy Krueger make-up photo-ops go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.
The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up features horror legends including Robert Englund, “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring, director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (“ALIENS”, “NEAR DARK”), Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, a “HELLRAISER” reunion (Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance), Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and more!
Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert and Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!
Kevin Smith is going to tell you a story.
A24 shared the official teaser art for their upcoming horror film, Tusk, about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).
The above nasty image shows Long stitched together into one nasty lump of flesh and covered in blood.
The pic, inspired by The Human Centipede, also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. It was acquired by A24 for release later this year.
Deadline Hollywood just broke the news that David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hannibal) has signed to direct the first two episodes of Sony’s “Powers” live action series. This is fantastic news as anyone who’s recently watched his work on Hannibal knows that Slade is capable of the dark and brooding tone that this pilot calls for. The gritty realism mixed with superhero elements is what made “Powers” such a hit in the first place and Slade is the perfect choice to usher in the first few episodes.
I expect some casting announcements will hit shortly. In the meantime, head to Deadline Hollywood for the original story.
Electro house-shock pop act group Drama Club are gearing up to perform at this Halloween’s Halloweekend, which will run October 31st in Tempe, AZ and November 1st in Los Angeles, CA. They will be performing alongside Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and more.
Drama Club is Zero & Andromeda, who remain anonymous behind masks, stating, “The masks give us the freedom to disconnect from reality and completely immerse ourselves into the music and into the show….”
The continue, adding:
In Drama Club, everyday is Halloween, so we are crazy excited to introduce ourselves to all of the Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and William Control fans at these upcoming Halloweekend dates.
We are working on a bunch of sick collaborations to push these shows over the top.
Oct 31 Pheonix AZ The Marquee Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off
Nov 1 LA CA The Wiltern Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off
Graveyard Calling Horror Records has released a free 21-track album of horror-themed acoustic songs that are perfect for your next camping trip! Featuring artists such as The Zombie Dandies, Wolfman Chuck & The Spookalele Of Doom, Telling Tasha, Bad Whoremoans, and more, the album can be heard below.
21 monsters, deep in the woods, with no flesh to eat and no blood to suck, just a handful of instruments, crudely crafted from coffin lids to keep them entertained! Like a monster campfire jam in a graveyard, the album features tracks on guitars, violins, ukuleles and more.
A cassette of the next double feature will be out next month!
Now available for pre-order on Amazon is “On Set with John Carpenter”, a new book featuring never-before-seen photography from his classics including Halloween.
Explains the release: “As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York.
This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.”
Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s photos have appeared in numerous magazines including Music World, Feature, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and People. She worked for Island Records, covering reggae performers all over Jamaica and shot the iconic High Times cover of Bob Marley. She has worked for over 40 years as a movie still photographer.
Titan Books set the it for release on October 21, 2014.
Abaddon books has hit us with an excerpt from their newest omnibus Journal of the Plague Year from C. B. Harvey, Malcolm Cross, and Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s the newest entry in the Afterblight Chronicles series. The world ended when The Cull swept through civilization killing billions and sparing only a few who were blessed with the right blood. But in times of need, heroes must rise.
The collection features three separate stories, and we here at Bloody-Disgusting are happy to offer a look at Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Bloody Deluge. A story where biochemist Katy Lewkowitz and colleague Dr Emil Weber flee the brutal cult of ‘The New Teutonic Order’ who are set on purging “undesirables;” as they take refuge within the walls of the Jasna Góra monastery a battle of faith ensues that could decide the future of humankind.
For your reading pleasure, courtesy of Abaddon Books:
Now that this is becoming an actual, playable game, I can’t help but wonder why it hasn’t been done sooner. You see, I have a belief that we all have a bit of Jaws that resides within us, waiting to be set free. And soon, we’ll be able to let that beast out, thanks to an indie developer that’s currently working on a competitive multiplayer game in which a team of humans battle a pack of great white sharks. It’s called Depth, and it sounds magical.
The concept is equal parts simple. You can either play as a diver equipped with a harpoon or a Great White Shark. The former relies on teamwork with your fellow players to survive, while the latter is more than capable of using its superior strength, speed, and dual rows of razor-sharp teeth to eviscerate any unsuspecting soul who’s not paying close enough attention to their surroundings.
One of the more intriguing things about this game is that your enemy can come from anywhere. It’s all underwater, so having total awareness of your environment and your blind spots, even above and below your character, is crucial.
Depth has my attention, and I’m sure it does yours. It’s had a bit of a troubled development — the game was put on hold back in 2012, only to resurface pretty recently — but now it sounds like the project is again moving forward with the possibility of its coming to Steam Early Access. Below you’ll find a trailer and some screenshots. They’re dated, but they should give you a decent idea of what they’re looking to accomplish with this nifty concept.
For more on Depth, you can follow it on IndieDB.
Norman Records has opened up pre-orders for a Ghostbusters 12″ that is limited to 1,000 copies to mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. With 10 tracks on 120gram vinyl, this reissue comes long after being out of print and features music from Air Supply, Ray Parker Jr., The Bus Boys, and, of course, the classic title music from composer Elmer Bernstein.
Order the album here.
You know, I slave away over a hot computer every single day to gift you with as comprehensive coverage as I possibly can of horror video games, and what do you do in return? Nothing. Now, if you’d like to make it up to me, all I’ll require from you to remedy the situation is $1,695,000 and a one-way ticket to New York City so I can buy this ridiculously cool steampunk-themed apartment.
Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, this glorious home has been designed to unite all geeks, whether they be affiliated with the Horde or the Alliance, overwhelm them with a childlike glee and instil an urge to frolic in a field of copper dandelions while steampunk airships rain down sunshine and rainbows from above.
This isn’t an apartment. It isn’t a house or a home, it’s a work of art. It just so happens that this is art you can live in, assuming you have the money.
Developer Supermassive Games’ long in-development teen slasher inspired horror game Until Dawn might not have the legacy of similarly missing video games like Half-Life 3, The Last Guardian and Guillermo Del Toro’s InSane, but it has been quiet long enough to warrant speculation from fans who assume it’s been cancelled.
Usually, if we don’t hear from a game one or more years following its unveiling, there’s a good chance it’s been canned or entered that dreaded place we refer to, in whispers, as development limbo. Horror games, specifically, tend to have it especially rough, thanks to their more niche appeal.
Since its unveiling in 2012, Supermassive has had to deny rumors that Until Dawn has been put on hold, including issuing a statement to us back in October that it’s still very much in the works. If you’re still unsure as to whether or not we’ll ever see this promising horror game, a new trademark filed by Sony has gifted us with some much-needed hope that it will eventually see a release.
My best guess is the original concept has been scrapped in favor of a PS4 version — it was originally planned to come exclusively to the PS3, but I don’t see that remaining true — that will probably arrive in late 2015 (at the earliest) and make use of Project Morpheus, Sony’s upcoming virtual reality headset.
Intrada has just released a reissue of Les Baxter‘s score for the 1960 horror classic House Of Usher, which starred Vincent Price and Myrna Fahey and was directed by Roger Corman. Based upon the tale from Edgar Allen Poe, the story follows, “A man, upon entering his fiancées’s family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.”
Intrada’s synopsis reads:
Intrada presents entire score from only surviving music elements available through MGM – the music-only dubbing masters used in final production of film. Happily these include no dialog or effects, albeit assemblies and edits of many cues were, of course, already locked in. For early screenings of movie, Baxter supplied an “Overture” to get audience into proper mood. Cue was dropped from subsequent re-releases of film and initial home video presentations but happily was present on scoring elements and also appears on our CD. Baxter scores for full orchestra plus chorus, writes music both soothingly tonal, frighteningly dissonant. Score is lengthy, covering some three-fourths of the picture!
You can order the album here.
01. Overture (3:03)
02. Main Title (2:00)
03. Roderick Usher (4:02)
04. Madeline Usher (2:50)
05. Tormented (2:24)
06. Lute Song (1:00)
07. Reluctance (3:58)
08. The Sleepwalker (4:12)
09. The Vault (2:36)
10. The Ancestors (2:58)
11. House Of Evil (4:53)
12. Catalepsy (4:13)
13. Pallbearers (2:03)
14. Buried Alive (8:14)
15. Fall Of The House Of Usher (13:50)
This shit’s gonna go viral this fall.
Magnet Releasing has set our V/H/S Viral, which will complete our V/H/S trilogy, for release on VOD platforms October 23, 2014, with a limited theatrical run slated for November 21, 2014.
The new tape features segments directed by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl, the incredible The ABCs of Death segment “D Is for Dogfight”), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Gregg Bishop (The Other Side, Dance of the Dead), as well as Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring).
“V/H/S Viral focuses on fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.“
Justin Welborn and Emmy Argo are among the cast.
Marcel Sarmiento, TJ Cimfel, Dave White, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead wrote the screenplays.
Check out the trailer below, which integrates footage from the first two films, as well as the Cannes sales art.
I love this industry. Video games are a uniquely exciting medium that’s fueled by talented developers, passionate fans, and the desire to push the envelope, both creatively and in the technology that lets us interact with and experience these virtual worlds in ways that no other medium can ever hope to match.
It’s an awesome industry to write about every day, but it’s still young, and it’s far from perfect.
There’s something that’s always bothered me about video games, and that’s the idea of preordering games for retailer-exclusive content. Forcing consumers to decide between buying a game at a specific retailer for special content they’d otherwise miss out on if they purchased it elsewhere only benefits the retailer and the publisher.
It’s horribly, blatantly anti-consumer, yet for some reason — despite our power to combat crap like this by simply refusing to waste our hard-earned money on the retailers that practice them — people continue preordering games. Much like DLC, which started out as free post-release content that developers used to keep their communities alive and interested months or even years after a game’s release (Burnout Paradise and Killing Floor are both excellent examples of developers that did DLC right) has gradually shifted in an alarming direction.
Publishers began strapping price tags to their DLC, and when we happily spent our cash on it they started charging more and more until we’re now paying $20 for map packs or $30-40+ for season passes that included most or all of the DLC that hadn’t even been released. I’m sure anyone who dropped $30 for the Dead Rising 3 season pass didn’t leave happy.
Stuff like this has a snowball effect, and if this report from GamesBeat proves true, it’s about to get substantially worse.
Apparently, GameStop recently met with investment company R.W. Baird to chat about a few things, including the future of their lucrative preordering business. In a note sent to the company’s investors, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian detailed the retailer’s plans for what preorders may soon become.
“[GamesStop] indicated that software publishers are more enthusiastic about partnering with it,” Sebastian wrote. “For example, by offering exclusive content on each major game release, and longer term, future models may include GameStop offering exclusive gameplay.”
As for what that means, exactly, Sebastian explained to GamesBeat that the company is interested in “getting involved at the time of game development where there could be some content exclusive to [the retailer] included in the game.”
This goes a step above unlocking retailer-exclusive maps, weapons or character skins. In the very near future, GameStop may have a hand in the actual development of a game, so they can use their influence (and money) to get developers to waste precious time and resources on exclusive content — potentially entire sections of a game — that will only be available to those who preorder it at their store.
The implications this has down the road are nothing short of disastrous, but that’s just my opinion — what do you think of all this?
If you’re not a fan of this, the best way to fight it is by no longer giving GameStop, or any other retailer who implements these harmful strategies, your money. I haven’t spent a dime at GameStop in years because of stuff like this, as well as the ridiculously pushy clerks who hound you to preorder a game in the hopes that you’ll eventually break down and give them more money.