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First Look: ‘Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers’ Producers’ Cut!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:58

I’m in the middle of binge watching Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set (full specs), and easily the most notable additions to the set is the various versions of the sixth film. I watched both, and actually think there’s good things about each of them – if only there were a way the two could have merged into a Station-like monstrosity!

Filibustering aside, Anchor Bay and Scream Factory have shared the following excerpt from the Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers bonus features. In it, producer Malek Akkad speaks to the legend of the Producer’s Cut. You’ll also get a taste of just how good the transfer looks!

Easily one of the most eagerly awaited aspects of the 15-disc Deluxe set, the Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers “Producers’ Cut” unfolds in the clarity of high definition for the first time on September 23rd. And let me tell you, it looks spectacular!

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The ‘Resident Evil’ HD REmake Has a Lot of Achievements

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:34

Crisp visuals, full 1080p support, 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratio modes, and 5.1 surround sound aren’t the only tweaks Capcom is making with their upcoming remaster of the Resident Evil REmake. They’re also joined by a bevy of new achievements and trophies that should please the hunters of each. Capcom’s treating this like a full retail release, so we’ll have plenty of unlockables to obsess over when the game arrives early next year.

I used to go out of my way for cheevos, but my love for them has waned over the years. I guarantee that won’t stop me from trying to unlock each and every one of these.

Like Taking Candy from a Baby
Finish the game on Very Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Not in the Mood to Die
Finish the game on Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Take that, Zombies!
Finish the game on Normal difficulty or higher (20/Bronze)

Oh, the Horror
Finish the game on Hard difficulty (30/Silver)

We’re in This Together
Finish the game with Jill and Chris (30/Silver)

The Survival Horror
Finish the game in Real Survival mode (30/Silver)

Ghost of a Chance
Finish the game in Invisible Enemy mode (100/Gold)

Not Just Any Object
Obtain the Stone & Metal Object using Chris (20/Bronze)

Extreme Weed Wacker
Defeat Plant 42 using (Chris 20/Bronze)

Written Word is Dead
Obtain the “Last Book Vol. 2″ using Chris (20/Bronze)

An End to a Poor Girl’s Misery
Defeat Lisa Trevor using Chris (20/Bronze)

You da Man, Chris
Finish the game using Chris (30/Silver)

Grave Digger
Defeat a Crimson Head prototype using Jill (20/Bronze)

The Key Master
Obtain the Helmet Key using Jill (20/Bronze)

Giant Snake Got Nothin’
Defeat Yawn using Jill (20/Bronze)

Where the Magic Happens
Break into the laboratory using Jill (20/Bronze)

Alpha Team’s Finest
Finish the game using Jill (30/Silver)

Get Used To It
Die for the first time (10/Bronze)

First Kills Are Special
Defeat a zombie (10/Bronze)

Not Taking Any Chances
Burn up a zombie (10/Bronze)

Who’s the Hunter Now?
Defeat a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Bravo, Rebecca
Save Chris using Rebecca (10/Bronze)

What a Great Guy
Save Jill using Barry (10/Bronze)

Delaying the Inevitable
Save Richard with a serum (10/Bronze)

That Was Nice of You
Save Rebecca from a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Trust Him
Save Barry from Lisa Trevor (10/Bronze)

Sorry I Made You Wait
Save Jill from confinement using Chris (10/Bronze)

Sorry About the Wait
Save Chris from confinement using Jill (10/Bronze)

The Nightmare Ends
Finish the game saving Rebecca and Jill using (Chris 30/Silver)

I’m a Member of S.T.A.R.S.
Finish the game saving Chris and Barry using Jill (30/Silver)

Every Man for Himself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Chris (30/Silver)

Every Woman for Herself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Jill (30/Silver)

Seeing Red
Defeat a Crimson Head (10/Bronze)

Not Waiting to Exhale
Survive your first encounter with Yawn (10/Bronze)

Deep Sixed
Defeat mother Neptune (10/Bronze)

Spider Sense
Defeat Black Tiger (10/Bronze)

Defeat Plant 42

Don’t Stop Running
Finish the game in three hours (50/Silver)

Racing and Pacing
Finish the game in five hours (50/Silver)

Finish the game using only your knife (no lighter, Defensive Items, and stomping zombie heads) (30/Silver)

Ink is for Squids
Finish the game without saving (50/Silver)

Break Out the Marshmallows!
Burn up two zombies at the same time with the lighter (30/Silver)

Obtain all weapons (must load grenade launcher with all shell types) (30/Silver)

Passion for Fashion
Obtain all costumes (20/)Bronze

Every Nook and Cranny
Visit all places on all maps (20/Bronze)

Platinum Splattin’ ‘Em!
Earn all trophies (Platinum)

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‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Demo Footage Surfaces from TGS

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:52

We have our first look at how Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will play, courtesy of some demo footage recorded off-screen at TGS. The game looks like a blending of the mechanics of Resident Evil 4 with the gritty, gory style of The Evil Within. That’s not a complaint, I’m a fan. It looks like the Resident Evil game fans have been asking for for years.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 arrives on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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[TIFF '14 Review] ‘Big Game’ Feels Like A Long-Lost PG-13 Amblin Adventure!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:07

Looking back at my childhood, I have very fond memories of going to the cinema with my dad. My first theatrical experience was Superman II and man did it take my breath away. I’ve been hooked on movies ever since. Naturally having kids of my own, I wanted to introduce to them the magic of venturing off to a specific place where we can escape for two hours and go on a unique type of an adventure, the kind that can’t be replicated via even the greatest home theatre system. In a time where more and more kids are exposed to movies via a computer monitor and/or a phone, I wanted to at least acquaint them to the alternative. That also goes with films themselves.

In my opinion, the 80’s gave birth to the finest era of family entertainment, ones that even adults can enjoy equally. Amblin Entertainment which was founded by iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall gave birth to many of the greatest including The Goonies, Gremlins, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Back to the Future trilogy, to name a few. They were fun yet realized the importance of a good story and characters we can relate with. They also had an edge to them. Characters cussed and the threat packed enough punch that even the most fantastical of storylines felt grounded. As time went by, Hollywood has watered family films to the point where parents cringe at the mere idea of having to not only spend their hard-earned money towards them but worse; have to devote time to something they can’t connect with. After a long drought Writer/Director J. J. Abrams teamed up with Amblin to make the 2011 nostalgia-filled charmer Super 8. It successfully recreated the feel of that company’s earlier work.

In 2010, Writer/Director Jalmari Helander made his feature debut with the strange and darkly comedic Christmas cult classic Rare Exports. With its impressive technical attributes, Helander emerged as a talent to keep an eye on. For his sophomore feature Big Game there is no doubt he’s the real deal. Set in the Finnish wilderness, thirteen year old Oskari’s (Rare Exports’ Onni Tommila) rite-of-passage expedition is derailed when he encounters an Air Force One escape pod with the shaken President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). With a group of terrorists at his tail, Oskari is the President’s only chance of survival. Big Game is an action-thriller in the tradition of Die Hard and Cliffhanger — only it’s geared towards the entire family. This is textbook mainstream screenwriting at its most effective. The story, characterizations and themes are simple yet clearly defined. The two lead characters have an arc and it’s perfectly-executed from point A to B. Everything here has a purpose to the overall scheme of things. These are qualities you find in early Spielberg productions. Who said dumb fun can’t be smart?

Like the most memorable protagonists, the character of Oskari rises to the occasion but not without a personal journey of self-doubt to overcome. His conflict is the heart of the picture. The extremely likeable Onni Tommila nails this arc to the tee. Samuel L. Jackson is rock solid as well. It’s refreshing to see a portrayal of the President where he isn’t action-inclined. That vulnerability along with Oskari’s only helps to strengthen the threat, here played convincingly by Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and Mehmet Kurtulus (The Tunnel). The wonderfully chemistry between Tommila and Jackson is the main reason why you are invested in the story. Onni and his real life dad Jorma Tommila once again play father and son, as they did in Rare Exports. While their relationship takes a backseat on this outing, it’s still integral especially to the development of Oskari. There is ample support from the veteran cast that includes Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas), Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Victor Garber (Argo). Big Game proves that fine, committed performances can draw the viewer in despite the material being familiar territory.

This is a seriously well put-together action pic. Big Game apparently cost just north 11.5 mil US and if that’s the case: wow! The stunning Bavaria, Germany backdrop gives the film an incredible sense of scale. The wide shots take advantage of the majestic vista. The ambitious visual effects are impressive to say the least, worthy of a tentpole blockbuster. The film doesn’t have an abundance of action set-pieces and may take a tad longer to get to them than it probably should have but what we do get is expertly mounted. With a limited budget, Helander understands that the most involving action sequences are the ones derived organically. The action beats here serve the narrative flow, as well as being character-motivated. Big Game is nicely paced. There is a great build-up to the third act. Once Helander kicks things into high gear, the action is gleefully fun and imaginative. It all pays off satisfyingly in the film’s balls-out, nutty conclusion. These scenes are beautifully photographed, packed with the kind of carefully designed, memorable imagery that graced the action films of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s also refreshing to see a director not feel the urge to cut these moments to pieces. All the more admirable considering this is an indie production.

Big Game feels like a long-lost Amblin title. It’s an absolute charmer, the kind of PG-13 fare that will appeal to audiences of all ages. Like the kid-oriented flicks from the 80’s, there’s enough edge and cleverness to the violence to satisfy adults. Nothing here comes across as a cop out. Helander is a seriously first-rate craftsman. It’s just a matter of time before Hollywood comes knocking on his door. Big Game appealed to the kid in me. Very few movies nowadays achieve that. This captures that contagious fun factor and heart that made me fall smitten with the cinema to begin with. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it again with my boys on the big screen.

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“Dredd: The Musical” Begs For A Sequel

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:00

The 2012 sci-fi/action film Dredd was pretty damn awesome. I’ll fully admit that I enjoyed the absolute hell out of that movie and I would love to see a sequel, even though it seems rather apparent that Hollywood has little to no interest. However, that isn’t stopping fans from clamoring for one (rightfully so).

YouTube musical geniuses Legolambs have released “Dredd: The Musical”, where they turn the request for a sequel into a musical that “features” Karl Urban and Sylvester Stallone.

It’s definitely entertaining and worth checking out, especially if you’re like me and want a sequel.

So…do you?

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This Freaky ‘Silent Hills’ Concept Video Just Sold Me

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:59

Looking for a couple weeks of steady nightmares? If you answered yes like any normal person would, that’s exactly what this Silent Hills concept video offers. If the dream team behind it — Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus — didn’t already have you on-board, this horrifying mind-f**k of a video should instill plenty of confidence that Kojima and friends know exactly what they’re doing with the next entry in this series.

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‘The Evil Within’ TGS Trailer Offers a Glimpse of New Monsters, Ways to Die

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:23

I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in this new trailer for The Evil Within, fresh from this year’s Tokyo Game Show, which kicked off today. There’s a lot of hobbled running from a wounded Sebastian, as well as a number of painfully brief teases of more of the game’s monsters.

One creature looks like a mass of flesh with fleshy spider legs, another looks like a guy with a mass of flesh and tendrils on his face, then there’s that mass of flesh and teeth on the wall — wait! I’m noticing a theme…

The Evil Within hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.

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No One Can Hear You Scream in the Latest ‘Alien: Isolation’ Trailer

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:59

Another day, another video showing the agonizing death of Alien: Isolation star Amanda Ripley. This is the third in a series of vignettes for the game — you can watch the other two here and here — and it ends much like the others, just before that lone xenomorph can do whatever it does with its prey after it’s been caught. This game needs to hurry up and get here already.

Alien: Isolation releases on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.

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Check This Band Out: Spirits And The Melchizedek Children

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:30

It’s been a few weeks since I brought a band for you to check out and I feel like I need to do that again. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, a post rock band from Atlanta, GA.

I was turned onto them per the recommendation of one track in particular, “Lullabies For War”, which is the opening track on their new album So Happy, It’s Sad. I was told that it was as though the spirit of Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) was floating throughout the song, his style and influence felt throughout. In no way discrediting the band for their writing, I can say that this is 100% true. This track would be absolutely perfect in a Silent Hill game, capturing that mysterious, foggy, haunting atmosphere that we’ve come to know and love so well.

Head below to stream So Happy, It’s Sad and make sure to pick up a copy through Bandcamp.

So Happy, It's Sad by Spirits and the Melchizedek Children

Spirits and the Melchizedek Children online:
Official Website

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‘V/H/S: Viral’ Red Band Trailer Unleashes Hell!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:55

This shit’s gonna go viral this fall.

Magnet Releasing has pulled back the curtain on the official red brand trailer for V/H/S: Viral, which will complete our V/H/S trilogy when it hits VOD platforms October 23, 2014, with a limited theatrical run slated for November 21, 2014. It will screen this weekend at the ongoing Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

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).

The new trailer is jam-packed with gags and spoilers, but at this point I don’t think we’re trying to keep anything secret. Fingers crossed you guys have as much fun with it as we did! Go forth, check out demon penises, demonic magicians, resurrected skeletons, and then watch this shit go viral!

“A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame—obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell—bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death.”

Patrick Lawrie, Emmy Argo, Heather Hayes, Jessica Luza, John Curran, Justin Welborn, Mary Ralston, Michael Aaron Milligan, Gustavo Salmerón, Marian Álvarez, Xavi Daura, Esteban Navarro, Nick Blanco, Chase Newton, Shane Bradey and Jayden Robison star.

Marcel Sarmiento, TJ Cimfel, Dave White, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead wrote the screenplays.

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‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Teaser Poster Has a Lot of Text, and a Vent. Yuck.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:44

Focus Features just released this head-scratching teaser poster for Insidious: Chapter 3.

It’s not at all eye-catching other than the fact that it has a ton of text and a vent at the bottom. I’m incredibly excited for this one, don’t get me wrong, but this is truly a terrible poster. (With that said, my wife is a graphic designer and thinks it’s cool.)

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.

In Insidious: Chapter 3, “a twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.

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

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Mondo Acquires Death Waltz Recording Company

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:31

Huge news from Austin as it has been announced that Mondo has acquired UK soundtrack label Death Waltz Recording Company!

Direct from the press release:

Expanding their global reach for stunningly packaged and highly demanded soundtracks, Mondo and Death Waltz will converge to deliver an even greater offering for music aficionados and film fans alike. With over two decades of music industry experience, Death Waltz founder, Spencer Hickman, joins the Mondo team as Label Manager to lead both record labels in partnership with Mondo Creative Director, Justin Ishmael.

Death Waltz has released the soundtracks to such films as Halloween II, City Of The Living Dead, and much, much more. A unified release schedule for 2015 is being coordinated currently.

Death Waltz is also currently in Austin for MondoCon to promote their “Originals” series, which kicks off with a brand new original soundtrack for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. A second “Originals” title will be announced this weekend.

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Nim Vind “Master Spider” Track Premiere (Exclusive)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:25

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with horror punk artist Nim Vind to bring you an exclusive song stream of “Master Spider”! Head below to stream this exclusive premiere, which is pretty damn fun!

Vancouver’s Nim Vind is a heartbreaker from the Island of Misfit Toys. Materializing into the world with a moniker fit for a caped vigilante, his goal is to rescue his love (rock n’ roll music) and escape with it from boring regurgitated clichés and genre border guards, while calling out to his like-minded Outcasts and Outsiders all around the world. Before

“Master Spider” comes from Nim Vind’s upcoming album Saturday Night Seance Songs, which comes out October 14th. You can pre-order the album via iTunes (comes with instant download of “Master Spider”).

Official Website

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Enter the Extreme Haunt, ‘The Houses October Built’ (Images)

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:56

Halloween maze fun turns into slasher horror?

The super fun and unique The Houses October Built is getting a limited theatrical run through Image and RLJ Entertainment October 10, and it may just be the perfect Halloween-time indie to seek out.

Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…

Bobby Roe directs this new spin on found-footage that stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe and Jeff Larson.

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[TV] “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Imagery Needs a Bath

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:36

Far Far Away Site has more than a handful of first images from FX’s debut three episodes of “American Horror Story: Freak Show”.

Unlike the previous three seasons, “Freak Show” looks very “bright” as the carnival takes to the road. It also looks really hot and dirty.

In Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us,” written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy: “One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.

4.02, “Massacres and Matinees,” was written by Tim Minear and directed by The Town That Dreaded Sundown‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. “A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight.

Episode 4.03 is titled “Edward Mordrake Part 1,” although there’s no synopsis yet.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.

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“Dead Rising” Digital Movie Gets First Victim

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:10

Allstate spokesperson Dennis Haysbert (okay, I tease. He starred in “24″) has been cast as one of the leads in Legendary Digital and Crackle’s zombie movie “Dead Rising,” reports TheWrap.

Set during an epic zombie outbreak that a mandatory government vaccine failed to stop, “Dead Rising” debuted on the Xbox 360 console in 2006 and has since spawned a video game franchise that has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.

Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) will direct “Dead Rising,” which is being executive produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The 90-minute feature is based on the Capcom property and will mark the first release from Legendary Digital Media.

Sony’s Crackle will give “Dead Rising” an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD and TV, while Content Media Corp. (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”) will distribute both feature-length and episodic formats on international platforms.

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[Review] ‘The Maze Runner’ Is An Ambitious Dystopian Sausage Fest

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:07

Amidst the assault of YA adaptations flooding our theaters nowadays, The Maze Runner feels like the abused stepchild of the bunch. There’s no love triangle. No bullshit soul-searching. No overtly hunky guys taking their shirts off in the rain. Hell, the only girl in the film feels tacked on. Based on James Dashner’s* 2009 novel, Wes Ball’s feature debut is a sharply streamlined and ambitious YA adventure that pushes its PG-13 rating to the limit.

The Maze Runner throws you right into its world. There’s no prologue or drab opening narration explaining what the hell is going on. Instead, we’re shoved right into the middle of it along with MTV Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien. He plays Thomas, a young man who awakens vomiting as he’s hurled towards the surface in something like a service elevator. He emerges in the Glade, a massive field that resembles a summer survivalist camp for boys, walled-in by an ominous maze. He’s quickly hazed by the other boys, including a brutish Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) and Aml Ameen, the unofficial leader of the camp.

The camaraderie these Lord of the Flies castaways display is typically reserved for prison camp. There’s a grizzly maturity about all the boys that helps elevate The Maze Runner above its YA kin. It even feels more mature than the Hunger Games films, the reigning champ of YA adaptations. These ain’t no slack-jawed tweens in The Maze Runner. These kids have seen some shit.

As Thomas learns the ins and outs of the Glade, the maze entrance torments him. The boys believe the maze is their way out and they’ve been struggling for three years to solve it. Gradually Thomas’ knack for leadership and inherent resourcefulness emerge, causing strife with Poulter, who’s the resident power-hungry bully. Thomas doesn’t get balls deep into the maze until well into the first hour and that’s where the Grievers come in. These giant biomechanical, spider beasts patrol the maze, leaving trails of boogers and blood in their wake. The Grievers are the only real CGI-heavy aspects of the film, which is cool since Wes Ball runs his own effects company. He could’ve easily laid on a thick glaze of CGI. Instead, The Maze Runner has an edgy, more dirty feel – thanks in big part to shooting done in rural Louisiana.

Wisely, the film only reveals just enough as it moves along. We only learn about the maze and its origins as Thomas delves deeper. The maze itself is really bleak and reminded me of those shots of Trent Reznor in the pool in the “Perfect Drug” video. The architecture is blunt, with vines and ivy littering its walls. There’s a few notable sections of it, like the “blades,” but it seems like parts may have been left out from the book that included more exciting sections of the labyrinth (anyone read it who can confirm this?).

The young cast does a knockout job effectively conveying the spectrum of feelings the characters endure – from terrifying confusion and defeat to courageous resolve and betrayal. It’s a truly great ensemble of young actors. As Teresa (the lone girl of the group), Kaya Scodelario is not given much to do at all. However, it is refreshing that none of the boys react romantically towards her, forcing an unnecessary subplot. Instead she’s treated just like one of the boys, but overall feels like a last minute attachment by the studios to avoid an all-male cast. Anyone know if she has a larger role in the book?

Rookie Wes Ball and his Maze Runner are definitely not just Hunger Games biters. It’s a far better film than recent YA outings like Divergent and whatever the hell that Mortal Instruments silliness was about. I thought it was more exciting than both Hunger Games combined. The ending is left extremely open-ended for a sequel, gambling on this film’s financial success. If they do continue the story of Thomas and the loneliness of the long distance Maze Runner, I’ll definitely be checking it out.

* His name is Dashner and he wrote a book about a runner? That’s like a guy named Strummer writing a book about a guitar player.

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‘Late Phases’ Poster Teases Hunt For Werewolves

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:02

From Here Comes the Devil director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, we now have the official one-sheet for Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about.

Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, and the great Tom Noonan.

In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…

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[TV] “The Walking Dead” Season 5 Beauty Shots!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:57

AMC shared a few zombie beauty shots to go along with cast photos and first details for the fifth season of “The Walking Dead”, which premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Season Four of “The Walking Dead” ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them… After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…Who do they become?

It is based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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“Doctor Who” Star Joins ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:32

Matt Smith, who recently completed a four-season stint starring in “Doctor Who,” and stars in Terminator: Genisys, has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel, writes THR.

The long-in-the-works, on-and-off again project is finally going before cameras Sept. 24 with a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. Burr Steers is behind the camera.

The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.

Smith will play Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett.

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