From The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson comes Deliver Us From Evil, which has officially been rated ‘R’ by the MPAA for “bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language.”
Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, and in theaters July 2, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Also, directed by John Erick Dowdle that he co-wrote with his brother Drew (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and Devils), the MPAA also rated Universal and Legendary Pictures’s As Above, So Below ‘R’ for “bloody violence/terror, and language throughout.”
In theaters August 15, “Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, “As Above, So Below” reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.“
The spirits tell Bloody Disgusting that the trailer for Ouija, which will open this October 24, 2014 via Universal, is now playing in theaters everywhere. While we wait for it to go online, we have your first look at the title card for the film starring “Bates Motel” and The Quiet Ones‘ Olivia Cooke, with Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.
“In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.”
Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro.
I love a good fan-made movie poster. There’s passion in them that’s usually lacking in the “official” thing, which is almost always watered down to catch the eye of the largest possible audience. These eschew all that PR garbage in favor of a less restricted, more creative approach. Over at Reelizer, they have a series where artists reimagine posters for classic films like Terminator and Aliens, among a myriad others. I would happily make room for every one of them on my wall.
How about you? Which one(s) do you like the most?
Waxwork Records has teased their upcoming Friday The 13th vinyl OST reissue by posting a video of the audio going through the mastering process on their Instagram page. The video demonstrates the love that Harry Manfredini‘s classic score is receiving. You can check it out below!
Ubisoft spent a significant portion of their pre-E3 conference showing off Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which takes place in Paris and features four player-co-op — both firsts for the series. It looks absolutely stunning, and Paris — the largest city in the series — actually looks alive thanks to the impressive attention to detail, as well as the massive crowds of people that can be on-screen at any given time.
And for the less patient among us, Unity will feature less loading screens than previous entries in the series, since they’re no longer required to enter buildings. It’s planned for an October 28 release.
First, the cinematic trailer.
And here’s some gameplay footage.
A couple E3′s ago, to almost everyone’s surprise, a sequel to Bayonetta was announced. The game didn’t sell terribly well despite receiving universal critical acclaim. In most cases that’s not enough to warrant a sequel, but Bayonetta 2 happening because Nintendo decided to take over publishing, likely in an effort to diversify the Wii U’s portfolio.
At Nintendo’s digital conference, it was revealed the game will come bundled with the first game when it releases later this year. Check out its latest nigh-incomprehensible trailer below.
Bayonetta 2 releases exclusively on the Wii U this October.
Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki’s next game, the third person brawler Devil’s Third has had a troubled development, but even the closure of its original publisher (THQ) and the switch to a new engine aren’t enough to keep it down. Earlier today, it was confirmed that the game will be coming exclusively to Wii U.
It’s an unusual pairing, since Nintendo’s historically family friendly approach doesn’t necessarily mesh with the game’s copious amounts of gore and brutality, but at least it’s still coming.
Developer Creative Assembly’s upcoming survival horror game Alien: Isolation may be getting virtual reality headset support. At the very least, it’s playable at E3 right now in the Oculus Rift booth. However, Al Hope, creative lead on Isolation, was quick to deny that this is official. Right now, they’re just testing the waters before it’s decided whether or not the game will ship with the functionality built in.
“To be clear, what we announced last night is that we’re showing a prototype of Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift,” Hope told Joystiq. Check out its latest trailer below.
Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.
There’s no shortage of post-apocalyptic themed video games to choose from right now — more now than there ever has been — and Insomniac Games’ next title, Sunset Overdrive counts itself among them, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. It may take place in a world that’s been overrun by a bunch of energy drink induced mutants, but that world is vibrant and colorful.
Sunset Overdrive looks like the breath of fresh air this genre so desperately needs — a bright orange life saver that’s being thrown to us as we wade in a sea of brown and grey survival games. I’m grabbing on; how about you?
Sunset Overdrive releases on October 28 exclusively on Xbox One.
Every time I see more of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I can feel my anticipation rising for it. It looks like a follow-up to Skyrim, complete with epic battles with ancient dragons and gorgeous, expansive vistas to explore. October really cannot come soon enough.
In related news, if you’re planning on grabbing Inquisition for Xbox, Microsoft has scored a deal that will see “premiere content” — whatever that may mean — come exclusively to the platform.
Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on October 7 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Magnet Releasing will release Honeymoon (read our review) on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12, Bloody Disgusting learned.
We also landed the first clip from Leigh Janiak’s festival fav that stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.
“Newlyweds Paul and Bea want to spend their honeymoon at a cabin in the woods. But the lovely romantic moments quickly disappears when strange events, such as the appearance of a mysterious light, the unexpected disappearance of Bea and her strange return, completely hurt and acting differently, are destined to torn them apart.“
The indie horror game U55 – End of the Line has surpassed its €32,000 goal on the crowdfunding site Funded By Me with an impressive €43,094 raised. U55 aims to take a page or two out of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, and specifically from the Cthulhu mythology. The game uses an episodic format and will be comprised of nine 45 minute-long episodes, along with three mysterious “bonus” episodes.
U55 made our list of the 30 most anticipated upcoming indie horror games for a reason, and that reason is readily apparent in the below trailer. This game looks terrifying.
For more on U55 – End of the Line, follow it on Steam Greenlight.
You look like you could use a Diablo III / The Last of Us crossover. Oh, I’m spot on, am I? Well, it’s a good thing this is totally happening. When Diablo III makes its way to PS4 later this year, it will come with an exclusive dungeon that will be brimming with enemies taken straight out of The Last of Us. I’m not sure I understand it, but I’m also not sure I need to, because it’s awesome either way. Those Clickers destroyed me when I was playing as Joel, but the next time I see them I’ll be able to return the favor as a level 60 something Monk.
Go ahead and cry your fungus tears, Clickers, I won’t be granting you any mercy!
Last night, we got our first look at Bloodborne, a horror fantasy RPG from the makers of the Dark Souls series. If you didn’t immediately lose your mind following its announcement, then you and I aren’t on the same page, because this game looks spectacular. Literally. We have two new screens from the upcoming game that you can enjoy below. They look like concept art, but no, that’s what the actual game looks like.
We also have some new details on the game, courtesy of Famitsu and translated by NeoGAF. For starters, much like the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne will feature character customization, some sort of online functionality, both melee and long-range weapons, and apparently, the game has been “designed to feel like a life or death struggle.”
We also have a quote from visionary director Hidetaka Miyazaki:
“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”
Bloodborne is slated to release exclusively on the PS4 in 2015.
Until today, we’ve really only seen the main baddie in Alien: Isolation, but SEGA’s been clear that a lone xenomorph won’t be the only thing that’s hunting poor Amanda Ripley. Apparently, Amanda’s being hunted by androids now, too. Androids with creepy, soulless glowing eyes. Enjoy the latest trailer below, and if you like, let me know what you’re thinking of E3 so far.
Alien: Isolation will release on October 7 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
When I had the chance to play The Evil Within last month, there was one feature that was still left in relative mystery: the upgrade system. Scattered about the game’s environments is this green goop, which can be collected and used to improve Sebastian’s abilities. It also drops from slain enemies, and it’s not all that clear how Sebastian goes about collecting that. Maybe he has a straw concealed in that amazing vest of his.
You can see the upgrade system in action in the video below, and if you missed my hands-on preview, my mom said it’s a decent read.
On Friday, July 11 @ 9pm, Chiller presents the next installment in its Chilling Visions anthology film series, Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear. The film comprises five shorts inspired by five basic human fears, with each short set in a specific location across five different U.S. states. 5 States follows 2013′s inaugural installment, Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, which included a film by critically-acclaimed young director Emily Hagins.
The five short films are:
- Ego Death (“Sandy”) Written & Directed by Brett Simmons Produced By, Brett Simmons, Andrew Ducote, Kellen Moore for Brett Simmons Productions
- Separation (“The Trouble With Dad”) Directed by Glenn McQuaid Written by Glenn McQuaid & Clay McLeod Chapman Produced By, Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix
- Mutilation (“Tick Warning”) Written & Directed by John Poliquin Produced By Dan De Filippo, Dave Marken for Pipeline Entertainment
- Extinction (“Ghost Daughter”) Written & Directed by Zao Wang Produced By Zao Wang, Andrew K. Li for Chilling Coastline, LLC
- Loss of Autonomy (“The Caregiver”) Written & Directed by Graham Reznick Produced By Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix
5 States of Fear is produced by Andrew Gernhard, Zach O’Brien and Colin Theys for Synthetic Cinema International.
After winning two awards (Best Horror Film & Best Make-Up) for Lazarus: Day of The Living Dead at the New York City International Film Festival, writer/producer/director Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past, Monster Man, Mr. Hush) and his producing partner David M. Parks (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past) are releasing the first teasers of their next project the horror/thriller/action film Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter.
Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter will be directed by Churchill from a script he is writing with horror author Joe Knetter and will star model, actress and scream queen Sarah French as the iconic blonde bomb-shell turned zombie slayer.
Churchill stated that his inspiration for Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter was “the concept of this incredible Hollywood icon as a cool samurai sword-wielding, kick-ass assassin summoned by our President to be humanities’ last hope against zombie domination just toyed with me, and I needed to get it out of my head, onto paper and on the screen. The film is going to be a straight-up horror-thriller.” He adds the film will be “very much an old-school summer event movie… Kill Bill meets ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ ”
Principal photography is slated to take place in Hollywood, California late 2014.
Ruthless Pictures has picked up North American rights to the psychological thriller Phobia, written by Matthew Barnes and Rory Abel, produced by Elias (Gut) and Mike Aransky (London Betty), and directed by Rory Abel.
“The film follows an agoraphobic man trapped in his own home and plagued by a malevolent spirit.”
Leading the cast are Michael Jefferson (Sheer), Emma Dubery (Plague Town), Sarah Schoofs (Gut), Peter Gregus (The Producers), with a special appearance by scream queen Debbie Rochon.
Ruthless Pictures is also in post production on Damien Leone’s creature-clash Frankenstein vs. the Mummy and the alien abduction thriller The Device, directed by Jeremy Berg (The Invoking).
Last week we told you about a tragic murder attempt in which two pre-teens stabbed their friends nearly to death in the name of a fiction creature named “Slender Man”.
Just days later it happened again, this time with a teen putting on a white mask and stabbing her mother.
WLWT out of Cincinnati reports that a Hamilton County mother says her daughter’s attacking her with a knife could have been a result of the fictional horror character Slender Man.
Eric Knudsen (“Victor Surge”) of the Something Awful forum created the Slender Man as a meme back in 2009. Explains Wiki, it is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting, or traumatizing people, particularly children
“She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask,” the mother said.
She said her 13-year-old daughter was obsessed with the fictional character Slender Man.
“She was someone else during that attack,” the mother said.
Her daughter allegedly attacked her with a knife in the kitchen of their home.
The daughter is in the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.
The mother said her daughter has mental health issues but that she never imagined anything like this would happen.
“I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask, a white mask,” she said.
The mother said her daughter’s writings and drawings have always been dark. They referenced demons, being insane and falling into darkness.
“(She) mentioned playing a role. (I) got the feeling she was playing a role. It didn’t feel like her at all,” the mother said.
The mother said that after hearing about the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbing their friend to please Slender Man, she thinks her daughter was under the same influence.
“We found things that she had written and she made reference to Slender Man. She also made references to killing,” the mother said. “She even created a world for Slender Man in the game mine craft.”
Slender Man stories often feature him stalking or traumatizing people.
“We do have to police what they do and what they read,” the mother said.
The girl is facing charges as a juvenile. Her family has not allowed to discuss the case with her but her mother said she told other people that she does not remember the attack.
Her mother was treated for minor injuries in the attack, including cuts on her neck and face and a puncture wound on her back.
You can a video report on the attack over at WLWT.