Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, here’s the first ever look at Patrick Fugit in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama “Outcast,” from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman!
Based on a comic by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, “Outcast” follows follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit) as a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
You’re Next and V/H/S‘ Adam Wingard directs with Reg E. Cathey (“Oz,” St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) also starring.
“Cathey will play Giles, Rome’s Chief of Police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s. Although he doesn’t believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he’s seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend’s assertions about demons. Crockett portrays Sarah Barns, Kyle’s mother, who makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more. Schmidt is Megan Holter, Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist, who is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Pardue will play Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan, a small town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.”
Cast also includes Philip Glenister (Life On Mars) and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle).
EW has posted several character posters for the upcoming FOX horror/comedy series “Scream Queens“, all of which can be seen below. They’re your standard character sheets, only each and every person’s hands are covered in blood. Time to start guessing the killer!
“Scream Queens” comes from Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” fame.
Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.
Starring real-life Scream Queens Jaime Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, the series will premiere with a 2-hour episode on Tuesday, September 22nd. Also starring are Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and guest Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
A pair of promos can be seen here.
After I’ve given you nothing for a full week, I thought we might start with an appetizer course of footage from the upcoming Resident Evil 0 HD remaster. Capcom showed the game off at E3 last month — full E3 coverage here — with a meaty demo, a playthrough of which they’ve posted online for the poor saps, like me, who weren’t able to make the trip to LA. Bon appétit!
Resident Evil 0 HD arrives on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2016.
It’s the The Delta Bi Biannual Bicep Gauntlet and you’re all invited!
Watch this hilarious exclusive clip from the 80’s inspired Dude Bro Party Massacre III (read our review), which is now on iTunes.
“A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface. As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.“
The film is directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon, and starring Andrew W.K., Patton Oswalt (Odd Thomas, Dead Rising 2), John Francis Daley (Bones), Larry King, and Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl, Chillerama).
We’ve teamed up with Terror Vision to bring you an exclusive first listen to their upcoming soundtrack for the 1988 sci-fi/horror film Not Of This Earth! The film, which featured original music by composer Chuck Cirino (The Lair, Chopping Mall, The Return Of Swamp Thing), starred Traci Lords and was produced by Roger Corman.
Cirino tells audiences:
Thank you to the fans who keep this beloved genre alive and well from generation to generation. I’m honored to see this music live 27 years after the fact.
Terror Vision is releasing the soundtrack via limited edition vinyl, which will be packaged in old style ‘tip-on’ gatefold jacket with full color inner sleeve featuring liner notes by Jim Wynorski and Chuck Cirino.
Having its UK premiere at this month’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Bloody Disgusting has the first ever clip from Copperheart’s latest production, A Christmas Horror Story, a new horror anthology that will warm your heart… with terror! Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as FrightFest presents some festive fright in this Yule-be-sorry anthology set in the small town of Bailey Downs. High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family are stalked through a winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves… TALES FROM THE CRYPT meets SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT for frosted Jingle Bell Shock.”
A Christmas Horror Story is directed by Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Darknet, Orphan Black), and Steven Hoban, the film is produced by Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (Subconscious Password, 388 Arletta Ave), and executive Produced by David Hayter (Wolves, The Watchmen).
William Shatner, George Buza, Zoé De Grand Maison, Caprice Bauer, and Rob Archer star.
Here’s what the shorts will be about, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.
– A mysterious disease sweeps through the North Pole, transforming Santa’s Elves into the ravenous, flesh-eating Undead! Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.
– While Santa tries to stay alive long enough to bring gifts for good boys and girls, Krampus, a terrifying Christmas demon, brings a sack, whip and chains for bad boys and girls. The wicked Bauer family, including klepto daughter Caprice, find out the hard way that Krampus is no myth.
– Scott, a troubled cop on stress leave, takes his 8-year-old son Will and wife Kim to pick out the “perfect” Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the perfect tree is on land owned by Big Earl who is a kind of … guardian. Will goes missing on Big Earl’s land and when he turns up again, he isn’t quite himself.
A Christmas Horror Story is written by Doug Taylor (Splice, Darknet), Sarah Larsen (Darknet), James Kee (Darknet), and Pascal Trottier (The Colony, Hellions).
Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, Columbia Pictures unveiled the official trailer for their Goosebumps adaptation, in theaters October 16, 2015, and it’s a good one.
Directed by Rob Letterman, it stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine, who has all of his creations accidentally released. What follows is complete insanity with every creature from the Abdominal Snowman to the Invisible Boy, Wolf Man, Evil Gnomes and even Slappy! It’s like Jumanji meets the classic The Monster Squad, and looks like tons of fun! I truly hope this is a gateway horror film for younger moviegoers.
“Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.“
Opening in New Zealand cinemas nationwide this Halloween is The Dead Room, which now has a teaser trailer.
In the pic from XYZ and Raven Banner, “When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house’s secrets at all cost.
The Dead Room is inspired by the chilling urban legend surrounding a farmhouse in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the early 1970s, two science tutors went to debunk claims a rural house was haunted and uncovered an incredibly disturbing mystery.”
Jason Stutter directs with Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, and Laura Petersen starring.
Thanks to Fabien M. for the trailer tip.
It’s been all about Ashley J. Williams the past week as Starz has been teasing the Comic-Con trailer reveal of their new series, “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which marks the return of the smart-mouthed, ass-kicking Ash from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.
Now, EW has more, this time chatting it up with star Bruce Campbell, who reprises the infamous Ash role.
When asked what the tone will be, Campbell revealed “It’s everything! If you watch the show you’ll go, ‘Did he just say what I think he said?’ And then you’ll go, ‘Did I just see what I think I just saw?’ ”
Continuing with the tone, Sam Raimi, who directed the pilot, has been hard at work creating a world they call “Evil Dead-ized”. There’s a special blend for the sets – and special effects…
“We’re creating a world. So, we’re fabricating more stuff than you normally would for a show. Even if it’s, let’s say, a bookstore. Our bookstore doesn’t look like the average bookstore. Our diner doesn’t look like a normal diner. So, it’s all been Evil Dead-ized. So, we’re creating a world. That’s it’s own special effect. And, yeah, we’re using today’s methods and we’re using yesterday’s methods. Sam is a mix-and-match kind of guy. He’s a bait and switch. He’ll show you some stop motion animation, and throw in an old fashion matte shot. He’ll show you a miniature or he’ll show you a little digital. He’s not a one-stop guy. So, Sam’s always, ‘Look here! Look here!’ He’s a magician at heart. I was his assistant. We did bar mitzvahs. So Sam’s always used to the sleight of hand, sort of deal.”
But what should really make fans happy is Campbell’s promise to deliver a quality show… one that won’t rip fans off.
“This is really a nice quality show. I’m gonna feel good about presenting this to people. I really am. They will so not be ripped off by what we’re gonna do.”
He continued: “And I mean that from a horror point of view. The attempted entertainment value? Pretty high! Pretty high! The only difference now is you don’t see the hoses. You don’t see all the tubes that you used to see in the first ‘Evil Dead.’ We’ve moved past that. But when we do blood effects, it’s not digital. The other day, the guy brought in a keg! He had a keg on a cart, with the tubes coming out of the keg. This was a high-pressure situation. And then they hit us the other day with mortars. We’re using kegs to pump this blood. We’re using mortars — like air mortars! — to blow this s—. You kill a monster, it’s ugly.
For more on the series from Campbell, click the aforementioned link.
In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”
“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.
You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!
You’ll find the previous teaser and full series info by clicking here.
Ryan Sheehy is a former Boy Scout and is proud of the merit badges he’s earned. He’s also a writer and a huge horror fan. By his powers combined (Captain Planet reference, FTW), he’s begun a series of “Terror Badges”, merit badges that are inspired by horror films, legends, stories, and monsters.
Below is a small collection of these badges, so make sure to head over to the Terror Badges Tumblr to see the rest!
On the heels of the official poster comes the first trailer for Bite, in which a bride becomes an insect in the vein of The Fly.
Breakthrough Entertainment is behind Chad Archibald’s (The Drownsman) indie horror starring Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, and Jordan Gray.
“While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.“
For whatever reason this reminds me of a mix between Meet the Applegates and The Fly, which is pretty cool.
Retrosynth artist Powder Slut has released a new track titled “Symphony Of Purgatory” and it’s a moody, dark piece of electronica that I highly recommend giving a few minutes of your time.
To celebrate this release, a music video was made by Jean-Pierre Van Damme that takes footage from Night Of The Demons, Return Of The Living Dead, and, one of my favorite horror films, Lord Of Illusions, compiling them all into a series of images that highlight the dancier aspects of the song while still embracing the darker side of things.
Quick head’s up: The video is definitely NSFW as it features the scene from Return Of The Living Dead where Linnea Quigley dances naked atop a tomb.
The song is also available as a free download via the Soundcloud player below.
It’s been announced that Cody Calahan’s Antisocial 2 will receive its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec on July 30th. The film is the sequel to the 2013 sci-fi/horror film, which was also directed by Calahan.
The synopsis for Antisocial 2 reads:
Years after having her newborn child stolen from her, Sam searches a world infested with infected users from the Social Redroom website. After befriending a young girl named Bean, Sam is captured and locked in a facility dedicated to finding a cure for the Redroom Virus. Trapped and tortured, Sam tries to escape the facility before an impending update on the Redroom site hits 100% and unleashed its final phase of attack.
Antisocial 2 stars Michelle Mylett (Antisocial, Ascension, The Drownsman) Stephen Bogaert (The Valley Below), Josette Halpert, and Samuel Faraci (“Hannibal”, “Hemlock Grove”).
Distant Corners Entertainment is deep into production on their anthology, Holidays, a group of subversive tales fashioned around globally recognized celebrations like Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Mother’s Day.
One of the director is Kevin Smith, who reveals via Twitter the plot details behind his “holiday” horror:
“It’s about CamGirls working on Halloween night,” reveals Smith who added: “So instead of Samhain, CAMHAIN. It’s my segment for Holidays.”
Other directors include Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch; Dracula Untold’s Gary Shore, Dark Skies‘ Scott Stewart, as well as The Pact‘s Nick McCarthy, Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Sarah Smith (The Midnight Swim), and Anthony Scott Burns.
Diamond Select Toys has unveiled their upcoming 7″ Liv Moore action figure, which is based on the character from CW’s “iZombie“. It comes with chopsticks, coffee cup, hot sauce, and a serving of brains. The toy is the first figure that DST will be producing.
You can read our reviews of the show’s episodes right here.
Ahead of its Fantasia Film Festival premiere, Bloody reader Fabien M. tipped us off to the first ever clip from Tales of Halloween, featuring Rocky Horror Picture Show icon Barry Bostwick and a kid in a Devil mask trick or treating.
Lin Shaye and “Heroes’” Greg Grunberg also star, while the likes of Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green cameo.
Also featured are Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human).
The ten shorts take place in the same small American town whose denizens are terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night. Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace) are at the helm of Tales of Halloween, which follows in the footsteps of recent horror anthologies like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death.
A pair of international posters for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit and Mark Neveldine’s The Vatican Tapes have arrived, the former from Japan and the latter from France. Both are pretty text heavy and don’t offer much in the way of new imagery but it’s rather fun to see how posters are organized in other countries.
The synopsis for The Visit reads:
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
The Vatican Tapes…:
…follows the ultimate battle between good and evil- God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year- old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (Michael Pena) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.
A new image from the sixth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” was shared over at EW with new details.
The pic shows Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes “at a crossroads in his life … and judging by the photo above, that crossroads happens to be the intersection of Marshall and Redding.”
Adds the site: “A few interesting things to note in this picture: For one thing, Rick appears to have ditched his constable uniform that Deanna gave him when he arrived at the walled-off community. Did he shoot that up the same way he shot up Pete? Or perhaps they have casual Friday in Alexandria? Also, what’s in the truck: supplies? Dead bodies? Rick’s constable uniform?”
It’s also implied that season 6 picks up right after the last left off.
All the goodies are coming when the season 6 trailer debuts at AMC’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on July 10.
Landmine Goes Click, starring Sterling Knight (“Melissa & Joey”), Spencer Locke (Resident Evil) and Dean Geyer (“Glee”) will make its London premiere as part of the selection at Film4 Frightfest in August.
“Three American tourists are backpacking through the remote countryside of European Georgia when one of them steps on an armed landmine. But that seems to be a minor threat compared to the nightmarish happenings the rest of the afternoon will bring on. A psychopath takes advantage of the tourist’s immobility and brutally assaults the woman he loves.”
Landmine Goes Click is directed and produced by Georgia native Levan Bakhia who made his feature film directorial debut with the thriller 247 F starring Scout Taylor-Compton. The script for Landmine Goes Click is written by Adrian Colussi.
Landmine Goes Click plays at Frightfest 2015 on Friday 28th August.