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‘Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four’ Lands Distribution Deal

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:47

A decade before Tim Story’s Fantastic Four hit theaters Roger Corman, the legendary producer and King of the B’s, produced a movie about the Marvel superheroes. This film, titled The Fantastic Four, was directed by Oley Sassone but it was never released and that was the plan all along. Doomed! is an in-depth documentary that attempts to get to the bottom of what happened with this Corman production. It features never before seen footage from the film’s production as well as new on-camera interviews with much of the cast and crew included Corman, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White and Rebecca Staab.

This looks well, fantastic. I can listen to Corman talk for hours about anything, so I can’t wait to hear what he has to say about this, a project that he says in the trailer is unlike anything else he’s ever encountered. And that’s saying something because Corman has been at this for a really, really long time. Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four will be available on VOD starting October 11 and on DVD on December 20.

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New ‘Blair Witch’ Image Catches a Glimpse of Something…

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:42

Bloody Disgusting reader ‘Dennis’ linked us to to a brand new still from Blair Witch, which is accompanied by the German trailer for the sequel to The Blair Witch Project.

In Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch, “A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

[Related] Why ‘Blair Witch’ is so Important and Exciting to so Many People

James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid, and Wes Robinson star.

Blair Witch will destroy audiences on September 16th.

Here’s a blurb from my review:

” ‘Blair Witch’ is that game-changer horror fans desperately have been waiting for. It will usher in a new breed of genre films that are targeted at creating an emotional experience above all else. “Scary” is probably an understatement as this may just be the first film since ‘The Exorcist’ that will leave younger audiences scarred for life.”

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‘It’: Here’s “Pennywise” in Full Clown Costume and He’s Definitely Freaky!

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:32

The reveal of Bill Skarsgard as “Pennywise the Clown” in Stephen King’s book-to-film adaptation of It was one of the biggest posts of the year. Clearly, there is something about this vicious clown that draws attention and curiosity. I don’t know if it’s morbid curiosity or hopeful wishes but the overall response to his face and makeup seemed to be quite positive!

Now, director Andy Muschietti is going to test us again as there’s been a full reveal of Pennywise, including costume and, interestingly enough, a rather dirty smile. Complete with a more traditional clown outfit, Pennywise certainly looks like he lives in a sewer and has some rather awful hygiene issues.

Talking with EW, costume designer Janie Bryant explains that the costume, “…definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time.” To get this aesthetic, Bryant pulled from Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras, trying to instill the idea that the force behind Pennywise is older than anyone realizes, perhaps even ancient.

Creepily, Bryant says that the aim was to make Pennywise almost a child unto himself in this outfit. “There is almost a doll-like quality to the costume. The pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket, and the fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a child-like quality.

Ultimately, the goal here was to make a Pennywise that prefers to hide. “It makes him almost like a shadow,” Bryant says of the costume.

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the modern Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).

Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club.

Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

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Amy Adams Makes “Contact” in Full ‘Arrival’ Trailer

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:22

While the teaser for Arrival looked as if Ridley Scott had directed Close Encounters of the Third Kind and mixed it with The Day the Earth Stood Still, the full trailer is more Independence Day meets Contact.

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario) is behind this majestic looking sci-fi thriller that stars Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. The trailer has Adams making contact and decoding the alien language, as the beings seemingly invade her sleep. It appears the aliens are there to save mankind, as implied by a voice over, but then something goes wrong…

In theatres November 11, 2016, “When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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WORLD OF DEATH EP3 – “Trust” / “Misfortune”

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00

One of the great aspects of a film festival is the ability to discover fresh new talent.  Movies like Paranormal Activity and The Witch are prime examples of an overnight success story thanks to the movie’s inclusion in a prominent film festival.  I first heard of Jerry Pyle’s short film, “Trust” when it played at Fantasia Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, two of the more popular genre festivals in North America.  Short, sweet, and funny as hell “Trust” is the perfect way to kick off episode three of World of Death!

Our second short film from episode three is “Misfortune” directed by Neil Mackay.  Mackay is a Canadian filmmaker who’s short film stood out during the ABC’s of Death 2 “M” contest and I knew instantly that it needed to be a part of WOD.  Squib work can be a real pain on a low budget production – if you can afford them – but Mackay’s special FX work is top notch in “Misfortune”; some of the better gunplay I’ve seen from the independent scene.

Make sure to check out episode three right now to check out these great short films and tune in Thursday for episode 4 where we’ll be bringing you one of the funniest animated shorts I’ve ever seen as well as up-and-coming genre queen Gigi Saul Guerrero’s short Dead Crossing.

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.


Meet the Filmmakers

Jerry Pyle is from California and has been making films since 2002. He just got back from Frontieres with a project called Sanctum about an architect that goes crazy looking for a missing room in his own home. Keep up with Jerry here –

Neil Mackay  hails from Ontario, Canada and has been making films for over 20 years.  He is currently in pre-production on a film titled “Greed Inc.” a remake of a short film he did 15 yrs ago…  “A down on his luck construction worker comes across a bizarre game show on his television that hunts its contestants down and kills them, and becomes an unwilling participant.”

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‘Doom: Unto the Evil’ Invites You Back to Hell

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:56

Bethesda has made good on its promise to have the paid expansion pack, Doom: Unto the Evil, ready to spread its demonic seed — eww, sorry — this month on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and now it’s officially begun. You can experience The Spreadening firsthand for a manageable $14.99 (£11.99/€14.99), just make sure you own a copy of the ridiculously awesome new Doom first.

Unto the Evil features a lot of content for the game’s multiplayer mode, including a trio of new maps — Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual — the UAC EMG Pistol, Kinetic Mine, a playable Harvester demon, and even more personalization options so your marine can look just right.

In related news, the Doom reboot will is just $29.99 (that’s 50% off!) in the QuakeCon 2016 Sale the Humble Store is hosting for the duration of the convention. You can also earn twice as much XP in the Doom multiplayer this weekend, if you’re into that. And don’t dawdle. The Humble sale and Double XP weekend both end on Monday, August 1.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Set Video Reveals New Hypersleep Setup

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:38

A very brief video from the set of Alien: Covenant reveals actress Katherine Waterston passed out in a hypersleep chamber, similar to the one we’ve seen in Alien and Aliens, only this one is constantly flashing lights, which I know would give me a restless night’s sleep. If it’s not as close to pitch black as possible, I’m waking up in a crabby mood.

Related: ‘Alien: Covenant’: What We Know About Ridley Scott’s Next ‘Alien’ Film!

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Michael Fassbender is returning as Prometheus‘ android David, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) leading a new crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills).

Alien: Covenant will come to theaters on August 4th, 2017.

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‘The Others’ Meets ‘Don’t Breathe’ in ‘Home Invasion’

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:20

Mark Wahlberg (The Happening, Planet of the Apes) has joined the cast of Paramount’s Home Invasion, according to Tracking Board. Wahlberg will also be acting as producer alongside Stephen Levinson. The film is written by Aaron Guzikowski.

Pitched as ‘Panic Room’ meets ‘Die Hard’, Wahlberg will play a contractor whose artist wife suffers from an illness that prevents her from being in the sunlight and, as such, he builds a futuristic house that blocks out any natural light. When a band of criminals attempts to break into the house to steal one of his wife’s valuable sculptures, he must evade and outsmart them to protect his home.

Look, they can say Panic Room meets Die Hard all they want but you can’t tell me this doesn’t sound like they watched The Others and said, “That is an awesome concept and we need to use that…with Mark Wahlberg kicking ass.” And you know what? I’m in.

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Daisy Ridley Joins Post-Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Chaos Walking’

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 17:48

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in the book-to-film adaptation of Patrick Ness’ post-apocalyptic YA triology Chaos Walking, according to THR. The film will be directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) and produced by Doug Davison and Allison Shearmur.

Adapted by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the draft script was written by Jamie Linden.

Chaos Walking, “…takes place in a world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise.

The series began in 2008 with “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, continued in 2009 with “The Ask and the Answer” and culminated in the final book “Monsters of Men”, which came out in 2010.

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Marcin Wrona’s ‘Demon’ Gets an Unsettling Trailer

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:57

The Jewish horror tale Demon is something we’ve been covering for over a year, intrigued by its supposedly original take on the dybbuk mythology. Our own Trace says that he loved it until its ambiguous ending in his review. To get a taste of it for yourself, I highly recommend you watch the trailer below. It’s got an absolutely delicious atmosphere pervading across every frame.

Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee Zaneta, Peter has been given a gift of her family’s ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It’s a total fixer-upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen… During the wild reception, Peter begins to come undone, and a dybbuk, the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore, takes a toehold in this present-day celebration-for a very particular reason, as it turns out.

Demon was directed by Marcin Wrona, who tragically passed away last September.

Starring ​Itay Tira, Agnieszka Żulewska, and Andrzej Grabowski, the film is being released on September 9th.

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TNT’s “Tales From the Crypt” Gets Tentative Premiere Window

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:37

TNT’s upcoming revival of “Tales From the Crypt“, which is being executively produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is tentatively scheduled to air, “…the fourth quarter [of] ’17“, says TNT president Kevin Reilly via Slashfilm.

Related: Want Your Ideas to Get Into the Upcoming “Tales From the Crypt”?

Reilly told the Television Critics Association that the full plan is to have a large horror block that will feature the show, original shorts, and an anthology series. The original series featured one-hour episodes.

I think it may even be longer than an hour. There’s going to be a half-hour anthology and then a one-hour original show with some shorts in between. So it’s part of a whole block. The original half-hour, sort of slightly comedic, kind of twisted [story] that Night himself is going to direct will be a part of it every week. Then we’re going to have rotating original one-hours. Then we’ve got shorts that’ll be part of it too.

Back in April, Brad detailed the full plan that they have in the works, which includes two additional shows “Time of Death” and “Creatures”.

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New Photos From “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Released

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:25

New photos from AMC’s seventh season of the hit show “The Walking Dead” have been released and can be seen below. The photos reveal more of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “Negan” as well as Tom Payne’s “Paul “Jesus” Rovia”.

The show features series stars Steven Yeun (Glenn), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Chandler Riggs (Carl), and Josh McDermitt (Eugene).

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on October 23rd.

[H/T The Wrap]

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” Reveals the “Most Powerful” Enemy Baal

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 15:03

Starz has revealed the newest baddie in the “Ash vs Evil Dead” and it’s Joel Tobeck’s “Baal”, a creature that is supposedly more powerful than anything Ash has faced in his long and horrific Deadite-slaying career. Below is a picture of said individual.

When Baal is released from the underworld, our team will face an enemy more powerful then then any that have come before. One with bigger plans than just destroying Ash as well as a secret link to Ruby (Lucy Lawless).

[Related] Guess Who’s Appearing in “Ash vs Evil Dead”?!

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead. 

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.  Lee Majors (Do You Believe), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order: SVU”) join the cast this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.

Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To HellSpider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as Producers.

[Related] Evil Dead 4 Could Still Happen; “Ash vs Evil Dead” to Reference Army of Darkness

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Halloween Horror Nights Announces ‘Krampus’ Attraction

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 14:27

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has announced that they will be bringing a Krampus-themed attraction to the park this year!

From the official press release:

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

In Krampus, “When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.”

Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), Krampus hit home video in late April of this year. You can snag a copy via Amazon.

You can watch me go through Pittsburgh’s Scarehouse when they themed it after Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus right here!

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On Stephen King Adaptations [Editorial]

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:01

With the recent buzz surrounding both the Dark Tower and It adaptations, not to mention the long-overdue release of Cell, Stephen King is once again in the spotlight as our benevolent horror overlord. King is no stranger to media based on his work, having even involved himself in the production of quite a few movies and TV shows in the past, but this recent wave of adaptations seems to be a dream come true for long-time fans like myself. So, are we about to witness our favorite stories brought to life as big-budget masterpieces in some form of blockbuster renaissance Probably not.

The hard truth that us Stephen King fans must face is that many, if not most, adaptations of his wonderful literary work are actually extremely lackluster, though that’s not necessarily the author’s fault. We tend to remember classics like The Shining and Carrie, while films like The Mangler and Graveyard Shift are quickly lost to the annals of crappy movie history. Even fan-favorites like the original It mini-series fall apart under serious scrutiny (though Tim Curry makes the whole damn thing worth watching). With few exceptions, most of these films fall somewhere in between “awful” and “decent enough”.

Does this mean that King’s work is inherently bad, or even unfilmable? Of course not. Solid attempts like Salem’s Lot and Stand By Me, among many others, have proven time after time that it’s entirely possible to translate the author’s unique style onto both the big and small screen, as long as the right team is behind the project. As John Squires suggested a little while back, the hit Netflix series Stranger Things is nothing more than a pseudo-adaptation of It, and the chances of the official adaptation surpassing the series as love-letter to King’s work are disappointingly low.

0% on Rotten Tomatoes, really?

However, the critical and commercial failure of Cell is the most recent example of how difficult it is to properly adapt these stories. Despite having a screenplay co-written by King himself (who listened to fans and managed to improve certain aspects of the original novel, including the ending), the film has quickly become widely regarded as one of the most disappointing releases of 2016. I personally enjoyed Cell as a smart B-movie with some interesting subtext, but even I can admit that the author’s peculiar pacing and narrative quirks can get old pretty fast for some viewers. If anything, the film proves that simply transitioning a well-written tale to the screen isn’t enough to guarantee its success as a motion picture.

In any case, this doesn’t mean that filmmakers should simply give up on adapting King’s stories, it just means that there should be more thought put into which stories should be adapted and how. Taking a look at the more successful attempts, it’s easy to see that the best of them weren’t afraid to take a few liberties with the source material, in order to ease the transition onto the big screen. This isn’t just true of the plots and characters, but also of the scares themselves. What works on the page won’t always work in the movies, and when dealing with horror, things get even more complicated.

There’s a certain finesse required to be able to suggest something horrific in literature, and then have the reader fill in the blanks with the darkest parts of their own imagination. This is something that King excels at, but which also makes the task of adapting his work even harder. For example, the evil hedge animals from The Shining were terrifying in the book, but look absolutely ridiculous on-screen (especially on a TV budget). Even beyond the realm of horror, the same still applies to things like the bizarre “Hand of God” from The Stand, and many other outlandish elements from these stories. Ultimately, the subjective nature of King’s writing, which made him such a popular author in the first place, may very well be responsible for the mixed results of so many of his adaptations.

I wonder how much Pennywise has cost the circus industry since the ’80s.

That being said, the Dark Tower, It and hypothetical The Stand films aren’t exactly doomed to mediocrity. From what few glimpses we’ve been allowed so far, Roland’s cinematic quest for the Tower looks genuinely thrilling (due in no small part to the fantastic Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey), and Bill Skarsgard’s new interpretation of Pennywise seems about ready to inflict coulrophobia upon a whole new generation of unsuspecting kids. If these films are successful, we could potentially be looking at a whole new multi-genre cinematic universe based on King’s interconnected stories (albeit with some films being produced by different studios and creative teams, but I’m not about to complain).

Should we be expecting something along the lines of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy with these movies? Not necessarily. Should we be excited about the possibility of sharing these stories with a whole new generation? Absolutely! As long as filmmakers do their homework, there’s a chance for some unforgettable movies to come out of this situation. In the end, it’s more important for the creative teams behind these movies to capture that illusive feel of a Stephen King novel, rather than to adapt the plot beat by beat. Even in the worst-case scenario, a “bad” King adaptation can still be pretty fun. After all, who can deny that Maximum Overdrive is one of the greatest popcorn flicks of all time?

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Negura Bunget Continuing Their “Transylvanian Trilogy” With ‘ZI’

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:37

Negura Bunget, the fascinating black metal band that hails from Romania, are going to release ZI, the second album in their “Transylvanian Trilogy”, on September 30th via Prophecy Productions. The album is the follow up to 2015’s Tau. Pre-orders are available right here.

Direct from the official press release, the band has, “…further immersed itself in the traditions and practices of local Transylvanian inhabitants, exploring their connection with nature, and the way this relationship has shaped spiritual horizons. Within this framework, ‘ZI’ closely examines the core of the most important traditions and rituals connected with the well-being of this community. Life events such as funeral ceremonies, soil tillage, and human growth and evolution (i.e. youth to teen to man to warrior, through to outcast) are spotlighted, in what is undoubtedly some of the most heady, thinking-man’s metal produced in recent memory.

I went through a period of my life where Negura Bunget was the only band I listened to. Their blend of traditional instrumentation with rich and haunting black metal is alternately hypnotic and frightfully aggressive. For a band with over 20 years of history, it’s a shame that they’re so criminally unrecognized.

Track listing:

1.) Tul-ni-ca-rind
2.) Gradina Stelelor
3.) Brazda Da Foc
4.) Baciu Mosneag
5.) Stanciu Gruiul
6.) Marea Cea Mare

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Wesley Snipes Will Hunt Aliens in ‘The Recall’

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:40

Minds Eye Entertainment’s The Recall has begun principal photography for the sci-fi action/thriller over in British Colombia, Canada.

When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

The film is directed by Mauro Borrelli, who has worked with Tim Burton and was the film illustrator for Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain America, and was written by Reggie Keyohara III and Sam Acton.

The Recall stars RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Jedidiah Goodacre (Descendants), Niko Pepaj (“Awkward”), Laura Maria Bilgeri (Toby Goes to Camp), Hannah Rose May (“Ballers”) and Wesley Snipes (Blade, The Expendables 3, Chi-raq) as “The Hunter”.

Interestingly, the film will be shot for the new Barco Escape three-screen format, which uses a panoramic screen that is meant to make viewers feel like they are fully surrounded by the experience. Some portions are also being shot for Virtual Reality.

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Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s “The Movie Crypt” Post Details for Upcoming 3-Day Benefit Event

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:06

I’m sure many of you know of Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s fantastic podcast “The Movie Crypt“, which has been running for over three years and gives horror fans an inside look into the industry as well as chats with some of the biggest names in the genre.

This weekend, they’re using their reach and influence to help a cause that is near and dear to their hearts by hosting their first ever live podcast, which will begin this Friday at 7pm PST and run for 48 straight hours. All of this is being done to raise money for Save a Yorkie Resue, which is a volunteer operated dog rescue. Every penny that is raised during this event will be going directly to the foundation.

To make sure there’s enough content during this event, Green and Lynch have released a post explaining the vast majority of the antics they have planned, although they are keeping some of it a secret.

Here’s a list of some of the things they have planned:

-You’ll hear from people like Seth Green (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Michael Gladis (“Madmen”), comedian Jonah Rey (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”), comedian Dave Anthony (“Arrested Development”), producer Sarah Elbert (‘Hatchet’, “Holliston”), make-up FX artist Robert Pendergraft (‘Hatchet 1-3’, ‘Digging Up the Marrow’), and clairvoyant Marilyn Kapp who will communicate with the other side live on the air…
-You’ll hear improv comedy from Derek Mears & The Resistance (‘Friday the 13th 2009’, “Sleepy Hollow”) as well as from the hilarious comedy duo of Kelly Vrooman & Lauren Pritchard (“Mad TV”).
-You’ll hear musical performances from Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat), Jason Charles Miller (Godhead), and Jesse Snider (Baptized By Fire).
-You’ll hear exclusive film commentaries for ‘Fright Night’ (with writer/director Tom Holland), ‘Candyman’ (with director and co-writer Bernard Rose), ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ (with stars Sid Haig and Bill Moseley), and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ (with guest co-host Drew McWeeny from Hitfix).
-You’ll hear short stories generously donated to the cause by best selling authors Clive Barker and Joe Hill.
-You’ll hear live script readings of Adam Green’s never-before-seen/heard un-produced draft of ‘Cabin Fever 2’, a brand new episode from the upcoming season of “Holliston” (performed by the cast), and of course… the main event…
-A live reading of Chris Columbus’ never-before-seen/heard early draft of ‘The Goonies’ performed by an all-star cast including Felicia Day, Jonah Hill, Joel David Moore, Michael Gladis, Deon Richmond, Felissa Rose, Parry Shen, and many more!

To tune into the event, simply head over to this Friday at 7pm PST and click on whatever button has been set up for the event. Also, make sure to chat it up with Joe and Adam via Twitter to ensure they have plenty to talk about during the event!

Full details and extra information can be found right here.

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Humble Store Discounts ‘Doom’, ‘The Evil Within’

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:00

QuakeCon 2016 kicks off today, and the Humble Store is celebrating the event with a massive sale on Bethesda’s entire library of games, from DOOM to Wolfenstein, The Evil Within and The Elder Scrolls. And like QuakeCon, these deals will only stick around for the weekend, then they’re gone. This means you have until Monday to take advantage of some surprisingly excellent

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth — $2.49 (reg. $4.99)
Doom (2016) — $29.99 (reg. $59.99)
Doom 3: BFG Edition — $4.99 (reg. $9.99)
Doom Classic Complete — $8.99 (reg. $14.99)
The Evil Within — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
The Evil Within: The Assignment — $3.74 (reg. $4.99)
The Evil Within: The Consequence — $3.74 (reg. $4.99)
The Evil Within: The Executioner — $2.24 (reg. $2.99)
The Evil Within Bundle w/all DLC — $11.99 (reg. $19.99)
The Red Solstice — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
Wolfenstein: The New Order — $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
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New Posters for “The Strain: Season 3” Are All About Lady Liberty

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:47

A trio of posters have been released in anticipation of FX’s upcoming third season of “The Strain” and it goes to show that they are really into the Statue of Liberty this season.

Keep your eyes peeled to as the third season returns to FX on August 28th.

The transformation has begun.

It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable…before they become monsters themselves.

The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.

“The Strain” hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado also serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.

[H/T Seat42F]

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