Way back in 2008 Knott’s Haunt in California hosted a Quarantine maze, which was based on the film remake of Filmax’s [REC] franchise.
With the fourth film in production, [REC] has quite the following in Spain, so much so that they have their own Halloween maze!
Entitled “REC Passage”, the event is part of PortAventura in Europe. Explains the translation, you’ll experience 15 minutes of walking in darkness where characters make you feel the real fear in five different scenarios based on the Filmax series.
There are moments of real panic and awesome effects. “Laser Effects disorient you and large movie screens that will transport you to the most terrifying moments from [REC], [REC]2, and [REC]3. The monsters will chase you and will make the 15 minutes it takes this passage to be a nightmare from which you can not wake up.”
PortAventura TV shared the following video of director Jaume Balaguero walking through the experience.
Thanks to a tip by ‘Chris O.’ we’ve learned that a gruesome Halloween display in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn has drawn heated controversy, with some calling it a work of art and others saying it crosses a line, CBS reports.
As CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner reported Tuesday, some residents called the display “demonic,” while others called it “brilliant and creative.”
The porch of the Bergen Street brownstone with the display has been turned into what appears to be a torture chamber, they explain in the following video. A surgeon with a jack-o-lantern head operates on a bloody baby doll, hooked up to an IV.
Other dolls are impaled, decapitated and mutilated, with knives or nails in their heads or skewers impaling their bodies. Another looks plaintively out of a bird cage, and another still is chained to a chair.
One doll even has a smaller doll emerging from a bloody gash in its belly, reminiscent of the Alien movies.
Before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray December 10 from Asylum, “Zombie Night” will premiere on Syfy Saturday, October 26 at 9/8c as part of the networks “31 Days of Halloween”.
The feature was helmed by Feast and Piranha 3DD‘s John Gulager, and stars Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, Shirley Jones, and Jennifer Taylor.
In it, “Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves.“
Roadshow Films has provided Bloody Disgusting with a batch of hi-res imagery from Gregg McLean’s hotly anticipated Wolf Creek 2 which also has an Australian trailer for its November 22 release.
John Jarratt returns as the killer Mick Taylor, with Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus also starring in this sequel to the popular Sundance slasher acquired by Dimension Films. No word on who will release the sequel, yet…
“Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.“
If you’re going to be attending the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival in Austin, Texas tomorrow or over this weekend, then first of all I am very jealous and might hate you just a little bit (but only a little). Secondly, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a limited edition 10″ vinyl that features two unreleased tracks from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, brought to you by the fine folk over at Scion A/V.
Below you can listen to “Ugly Mug”, the first of the two tracks. And if that gets you pumped and excited then be sure to check back tomorrow as we will be exclusively premiering the second track, “Pigs Kissing Pigs”, which will be available as a free download!
Monsters In Motion has announced that they are taking pre-orders for an expanded version of the TV mini-series Salem’s Lot soundtrack, which was composed by Harry Sukman. The 2-disc collection features over 80 tracks that were presented from pristine condition multi-channel stereo masters vaulted at Warner Bros.
Pre-orders for the soundtrack are being taken now and can be order at Monsters In Motion for $29.99. The orders will ship on October 31st.
The TV mini-series was based off of the best selling novel by Stephen King and starred David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, and James Mason, and was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Head on below for the full track list.
SALEM’S LOT – Part One
01. Teaser 1:03
02. The Church 0:27
03. Holy Water (Main Title #1) 2:18
04. Straker 1:35
05. Straker’s Place 1:47
06. Susan 0:48
07. The House #1 1:06
08. The House #2 1:04
09. The Cemetery 0:32
10. He Writes Good 0:19
11. Lovely Susan 1:11
12. Straker Is Troubled 1:20
13. Straker Is Nervous 0:22
14. The Day Is Here 0:45
15. Tell Me It’s Not True (Source #1) 0:47
16. Dead Dog 0:47
17. It’s Cold In Here 0:19
18. The Thing 0:40
19. Mark’s Room 0:36
20. Nothing Is Forever (Source #2) 1:28
21. Source #3 4:03
22. It’s Still Moving 0:32
23. It’s Freezing 0:46
24. The Monster Appears 0:24
25. Bumper / Somebody’s Up There 1:23
26. Old Faithful 1:05
27. So Long Kid 1:57
28. Hold It, Larry 1:23
29. Goodbye Crockett 0:15
30. Ralph Is Floating 2:24
31. Faithful 0:43
32. So Long, Danny! 2:50
33. Confident And Evil 1:08
34. Opening Soon 0:24
35. Ben Ponders 0:23
36. Let Us Pray 0:25
37. Now, Danny’s Mother 1:57
38. Mike Dives In #1 1:31
39. Fangs Sink In 0:31
40. End Credits #1 0:53
CD 1 Time: 45:44
SALEM’S LOT – Part Two
01. Main Title #2 1:40
02. Back In Mark’s Room 0:42
03. Now It’s Mark’s Turn 3:21
04. Mark Fondles Cross 0:24
05. Mike And Jason 0:21
06. Mike’s Getting The Message 1:16
07. Appointment With Destiny 0:41
08. Eva Knows 0:06
09. Vivaldi – L’Inverno #4 (Arr. Harry Sukman) 1:43
10. I Want A Crucifix 0:31
11. That’s All For Max 0:45
12. And Now Jason 1:40
14. He’s Gonna Do It 0:27
15. It’s Mr. Barlow Again 0:28
16. Face The Master 0:16
17. Bumper / Poor Mrs. Glick 2:04
18. Good Girl 0:23
19. Leave Town 0:44
20. A Funny Dream / Uncertain Swan 1:08
21. Susan Is Curious 3:09
22. Susan Stalks Mark 2:26
23. Stuffed Cats 0:47
24. It’s Susan’s Turn 1:29
25. Have You Seen Susan? 2:04
26. Evil Presence 0:54
27. Bill Beware 1:01
28. And Now Straker 1:42
29. Sprained Ankle / He’s Here 0:41
30. Mike Dives In #2 1:31
31. Green Faced Barlow / Stake For Mr. Barlow / The Skull 2:41
32. Goodbye House 0:55
33. Two Years Later 0:33
34. Found Us Again 0:50
35. Poor Susan 1:16
36. Conclusion (With Tympani Overdub) / Conclusion 1:17
37. End Credits 0:53
38. Holy Water (Main Title #1 Alternate) 1:44
39. The Church (With Chimes) 0:52
40. Conclusion (Without Overdub) 1:17
41. Conclusion (With Tympani & Horn Overdub) / Conclusion 1:17
42. Main Title (Feature Version) 2:11
43. Vampires! (Feature Version) 0:31
44. End Credits (Feature Version) 1:38
CD 2 Time: 54:09
According to a Facebook post by horror-inspired metal band Broken Hope, a fan’s throat was slit with a box cutter at last night’s concert at Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX. Police and paramedics were seen at the venue and no further information has been made since. As we learn more we’ll update this article. In the meantime we send our thoughts and hopes to the fan and hope that they are safe and recovering.
Updates can be found below.
Update 10/23/13 – 8:12am EST – According to KTSM, paramedics took two people to the hospital with serious injuries. The attack happened during Deicide‘s set.
Teddy Sears, who can be seen on “American Horror Story,” has landed the lead role opposite Julianne Hough in Blumhouse’s micro-budget horror-thriller Curve, which Iain Softley (Hackers) is currently directing, TheWrap reports.
“Hough stars as a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after deliberately crashes it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker (Sears).“
Jason Blum is producing “Curve” through his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Julie Yorn, Jaume Collet-Serra and Juan Sola. Erik Olson will executive produce the film, which Universal’s EVP of production Scott Bernstein will oversee for the studio.
Kimberly Johnson wrote the original script, which she developed with Collet-Serra while the Spanish filmmaker was shooting Orphan. Lee Paterson penned the most recent draft.
Magic Magic‘s Catalina Sandino Moreno, pictured, will star opposite Aaron Eckhart in Incarnate, the new franchise hopeful from Blumhouse Productions, says THR.
The role was initially to have be played by Rosario Dawson but the Sin City and Seven Pounds actress left the project due to scheduling reasons.
Brad Peyton is directing the microbugdet pic, which tells of “an unconventional exorcist with the ability to tap into the subconscious of the possessed who meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past,” according to Blumhouse.
The movie is due to begin production November in Los Angeles.
Threadless HQ headquarters has been attacked by the undead.
The company known for making super sweet shirts produced a short film, “The Nightshift,” to get buyers in the holiday spirit. It’s nothing great, but it’s fun nonetheless.
“When Justin and Chelsea sneak into Threadless HQ after hours, they think they’ll have the place all to themselves. After a run-in with the overnight janitor, who warns them of the dangers tucked away in the warehouse, it doesn’t take long for them to discover that they were dead wrong. Watch as the couple’s romantic little B&E quickly escalates into a full-fledged zombie outbreak in The Nightshift!”
I guess you can get 30% off items the next few days using the promo code SPOOKY30. They do have tons of horror-themed merch.
*This isn’t a sponsored post, I just thought it was in good spirits…
We now have a hi-res image gallery from behind-the-scenes of Jaume Balagueró’s [REC]4 Apocalypse, the fourth film in the [REC] franchise that’s now filming for a 2014 release.
Manuela Angela Vidal, played once again by Manuela Velasco, returns as the protagonist. Jaume Balagueró solo directs the pic this time out in which, “Angela Vidal the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection.”
Apocalypse is said to conclude the franchise. It is expected to open in Spain October 10th, 2014. Dates for other territories to follow.
Not sure what that title means? Watch the video and it will all make sense. Tonight, we’re playing a creepy game called Bunny Man: Lost Souls. It’s a strange little indie horror game that’s both a tale of terror as you’re hunted by a mysterious masked man through a dark forest as well as a lesson on finding the right way to seduce the deceased. I learned something playing this game and that lesson is ghosts do not like to be touched. Even gently.
Watch me get all up in a bunch of ghosts’ personal space in my playthrough of Bunny Man: Lost Souls!
If you’d rather play the game yourself, you can get it here.
Previously on The 13 Days of Horror…
Day 1: John Carpenter Would Approve Of This Free Halloween Game
Day 2: A Horror Game Where You’re Hunted By Robot Velociraptors
Day 3: A Pizza Delivery Gone Horribly Wrong
Day 5: Maere Is True Psychological Horror
The fine blokes over at Mondo have announced through GQ that they will be releasing a limited-edition vinyl Halloween OST on Thursday, October 31st, a.k.a. Halloween. This will be the first time that the soundtrack, which was composed by director John Carpenter, has ever gotten a truly proper vinyl release. The vinyl comes on 180-gram black vinyl with random orange vinyl variants and it will feature artwork by Phantom City Creative. Pictures of the vinyl can be found on GQ.
Keep your eyes peeled on @MondoNews the day before to know when the orders go live!
1. Halloween Theme (2:21)
2. Halloween 1963 (3:11)
3. The Evil Is Gone! (4:08)
4. Halloween 1978 (2:50)
5. The Boogie Man Is Coming (:40)
6. The Shape (1:43)
7. The Hedge (1:35)
8. He Came Home (2:40)
9. Trick Or Treat (:39)
10. The Haunted House (1:43)
11. The Devil’s Eyes (1:39)
12. The Boogie Man Is Outside (1:27)
13. Damn You For Letting Him Go! (1:34)
14. Empty Street (:33)
15. See Anything You Like? (2:22)
16. Lock The Door (2:53)
17. He’s Here? (:55)
18. Light’s Out (2:49)
19. Cut It Out (1:19)
20. Tombstone (1:19)
21. The Shape Stalks Laurie (1:35)
22. Turn Around (:33)
23. Unlock The Door (2:09)
24. The Hanger (3:04)
25. Call The Police (:28)
26. Last Assault (1:34)
27. Was It The Boogie Man? (:32)
28. End Credits: Halloween Theme-Reprise (3:36)
In celebration of what I think we can all agree is the best holiday ever, Game Music Bundle is selling soundtracks from 14 horror games, including Amnesia, Dead Space, Penumbra and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for real cheap. You can get four soundtracks for a dollar or all of them for $10. I’ve been looking for something new to listen to this month so I went ahead and grabbed them all and you can too.
There’s a fair amount of shivery anticipation awaiting the release of Dan Simmons’ The Abominable (October 22; Little, Brown), particularly from the cult following that surrounds 2007’s The Terror––both novels deliver the harsh historical facts of a true adventure story, and each has been shaded with streaks of speculative horror. In The Terror Simmons postulated that much of John Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition of 1845 was massacred by an Eskimo demon. The heady mix of history and horror emerged as one of the best novels of the young century, and The Terror is currently in series development at AMC. With The Abominable, Simmons moves the action to 1925 and a Mount Everest expedition to recover the bodies from a failed summit attempt, despite the locals’ reports of possible yeti attacks. Sounds pretty damn sweet. But despite good intentions and an action-packed third act, The Abominable simply can’t match the The Terror’s imaginative plotting and riveting sense of high danger.
In the prologue, Simmons informs the reader that the upcoming novel has been transcribed from the hand-written journals of one Jacob Perry, an explorer and mountain climber who bequeathed them to Simmons after his death in 1992. As a cocksure 23-year-old with a fair amount of skills, Perry was desperate to make a summit attempt on Mount Everest. When George Mallory’s famous expedition goes missing in 1924, a wealthy benefactor pays Perry and his buds to go search for the bodies. Armed with some newfangled ice axes and a shitload of oxygen tanks, the group decides to kill two birds with one stone: after they recover the bodies, they’ll be free to make a summit attempt of their own.
While The Abominable pays increasing dividends, the early chapters are as dry as balls, with the entire first half of this bulky 600-pager devoted almost entirely to climb preparations. With multi-page descriptions of climbing practice sessions and luxurious British estates, Simmons takes his sweet time getting down to business. Fortunately, Simmons a good enough writer to keep it mostly interesting––it’s like listening to a long-winded but frequently engaging college professor––but some chapters are certainly a test of patience.
Things improve considerabley once the action moves to Everest, but the relentless tease of possible yeti attacks proves progressively frustrating. Lacking the monster massacre scares of The Terror, The Abominable replaces the sense of creeping dread with a hastily resolved murder-mystery. Yes, Simmons wraps up his meandering travelogue with an action-packed finale (when all else fails: Nazis), but it’s a somewhat tepid payoff for such an arduous journey. Pour an extra shot in that coffee, put on your dad’s reading glasses, and get comfortable. It’s going to be a long, cold night.
Without Jessica Lange, FX’s “American Horror Story” falls apart. Lange, who has been the lead in all three seasons, has become the glue that makes each and every episode worth watching. In my opinion, it’s some of the best acting I have ever seen. While we have the ongoing third season to enjoy, it’s painful to hear that she’s tapping out after one more.
Lange is halfway into filming Season 3 of “American Horror Story,” known as “Coven,” and though she’s relishing in her character Fiona Goode’s sleek stilettos, there is an end in sight. “I’ll do one more season,” the actress says tells Buzzfeed of the FX franchise that’s added an Emmy and a Golden Globe to her collection, which already included two Oscars. Just a couple of weeks ago, “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy said, “Every year, she says, ‘OK, that’s my last one.’” But after Season 4, Lange will say goodbye to the series for good. “That’ll be it,” she tells the site.
As for her fourth and final season of “American Horror Story,” Lange knows a sliver of what’s coming, but she’s well trained in the Ryan Murphy School of Lip-Zipping. “I’m very excited,” she says simply with a smile.
It’s a gut punch hearing this news, although, at least the show will end with a bang instead of a whimper. Any guesses as to the arc of the fourth season?
“Drumhellar” boasts a unique trip into the rural surreal. Written by Alex Link with art from Riley Rossmo (the team that brought you “Rebel Blood”), the first issue is packed with plenty of oddities that will have your imagination falling head over heels. Yet, for all its quirks, “Drumhellar” manages to ground itself in reality to deliver a cohesive and intriguing mystery.
WRITTEN BY: Alex Link
ART BY: Riley Rossmo
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: November 6, 2013
The backstory behind the inception of “Drumhellar” is almost as interesting as the book itself. Rossmo knew he wanted to work with a rural setting, so he took a trip to the small town of Drumheller, Alberta where he collected reference imagery, interviewed locals, and sketched concept art for a week. The prep work shines through in both plotting and artwork, as you feel that you are a citizen of this little town.
Drum Hellar, a bohemian paranormal private eye, finds himself having to deal with “something big” that is coming, and the unknown forces that have stolen his “gear” (psychedelic drugs). In order to solve the case, he is forced to face ghosts from his past, including an imaginary cat friend, two ex-girlfriends (one of which is a werewolf), psychedelic drugs, a bog man, and some trees. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is, but somehow Link and Rossmo balance all these elements effortlessly. This is a dreamlike world, the likes of which Salvador Dali or Rene Magritte would be proud.
Drumhellar is the kind of book that asks you to expand your mind. This is a world where anything is possible and neither Link nor Rossmo are afraid to take you to the extremes. The opening pages set the bar for what’s to come, as Rossmo bring us along the ride for one of Hellar’s hallucinations. I’m a sucker for anything that recalls the surrealist movement, so this book had me from the solicitations alone. However, the execution of this first hallucination sequence shows that Link and Rossmo are both masters of their craft. They kick off the mystery and simultaneously introduce us to their off-kilter world.
As the issue continues, the story finds stands on firmer ground. Hellar shoots the shit with a greasy spoon waitress, offering some backstory, and then it’s off to his ex-girlfriends house to pick up some more plants. While the first few pages are expansive, the creative team reels it back to showcase this beautiful rural setting.
Hellar himself is one of the most intriguing lead characters I’ve encountered in some time, but it’s the supporting cast that tugs at my heart strings. His imaginary cat friend isn’t quite so imaginary, his ex-girlfriend is a skeptical naturopath, and the bog man is just downright creepy. Link and Rossmo find a perfect balance between mystery, horror, comedy, romance, and drama. Because they cover so much ground, it gives the story a certain expansiveness, and the sense that this is truly just the beginning of the weirdness.
Rossmo is at the top of his game. While that’s not really a surprise, I think this is his best work since “Green Wake”. It’s obvious that he put a lot of research into building this world, but his style is perfect for the reverie-packed world of “Drumhellar”. His panels are clean and simple when they need to be, which contrasts nicely with the uncanny hallucination/dream pages. Rossmo has solidified himself as one of the best in the industry, and this issue shows why.
“Drumhellar” proves that comics can do things other mediums can’t. It crosses multiple genres in a spacious world that teems with imagination and care from the creators. I have no idea where Link and Rossmo are going to take us, but you can bet I’ll be along for the ride.
The next entry in everyone’s favorite goon beat ‘em up simulator franchise is just a few short days away. Batman: Arkham Origins pits the Dark Knight against a slew of assassins who would very much like to take our Caped Crusader down for good. If you’re a particularly impatient soul, the game’s producer Ben Mattis and director Michael McIntire recently played through 17 minutes of the upcoming game.
If you don’t mind some mildly spoilery footage, feel free to read on!
Batman: Arkham Origins comes to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 25th.
Occult metal band Triptykon, the band led by former Celtic Frost/Hammerfrost vocalist Tom Gabriel Warrior, has announced that they will be releasing their second full length album Melana Chasmata on April 24th, 2014. It will be the follow up to 2010′s Eparistera Daimones.
Tom Gabriel Warrior states, “We have been working on Melana Chasmata for some three years, in various shapes and forms. It’s not an easy album by any means, and to me personally it reflects an extremely complex gestation period, musically, spiritually, and, due to certain circumstances in my life, emotionally. At the same time, the album unquestionably reflects the continuity I was longing for so much during Celtic Frost’s period of self-destruction and demise. Hearing Triptykon creating such utter darkness again and exploring the potential of these new songs has been incredibly invigorating and inspiring.”
Head below to see the video for “Shatter”.
Like getting your horror games on the cheap? It’s pretty great, right? The PlayStation Store’s Sale of the Dead kicks off today, bringing with it a myriad awesome deals on all things horror — movies, TV, games, DLC, whatever you like. They’re practically giving away games with some up to 65% off, or if you’re a PS Plus subscriber, up to 80% off. Check out the full list of deals for the first week after the jump.
From 10/22 through 10/28, it’s Zombie Week. Here are the deals:
Dead Island Game of the Year — PS Plus: $5.00 | Sale Price: $9.99
Dead Island Riptide — PS Plus: $19.99 | Sale Price: $24.99
Dead Nation — PS Plus: $3.00 | Sale Price: $5.99
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record — PS Plus: $6.99 | Sale Price: $9.99
Plants vs. Zombies — PS Plus: $3.75 | Sale Price: $4.99
Plants vs. Zombies PS Vita — PS Plus: $5.25 | Sale Price: $7.49
Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection — PS Plus: $13.99 | Sale Price: $19.99
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare — PS Plus: $5.00 | Sale Price: $9.99
Resident Evil 4 HD — PS Plus: $5.59 | Sale Price: $7.99
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition — PS Plus: $10.49 | Sale Price: $14.99
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X — PS Plus: $6.99 | Sale Price: $9.99
Resident Evil Revelations — PS Plus: $22.94 | Sale Price: $29.99
Sleeping Dogs + Nightmare in Northpoint — PS Plus: $11.24 | Sale Price: $12.49
The House of the Dead Bundle — PS Plus: $7.50 | Sale Price: $14.99
The Last Guy — PS Plus: $2.00 | Sale Price: $3.99
The Last of Us — PS Plus: $35.99 | Sale Price: $44.99
The Walking Dead 400 Days — PS Plus: $2.44 | Sale Price: $3.49
The Walking Dead Episode 2 — PS Plus: $1.25 | Sale Price: $2.49
The Walking Dead Episode 3 — PS Plus: $1.25 | Sale Price: $2.49
The Walking Dead Episode 4 — PS Plus: $1.25 | Sale Price: $2.49
The Walking Dead Episode 5 — PS Plus: $1.25 | Sale Price: $2.49
The Walking Dead Season Pass — PS Plus: $2.99 | Sale Price: $4.99
The Walking Dead Survival Instinct — PS Plus: $33.74 | Sale Price: $37.49
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (PS Vita) — PS Plus: $9.79 | Sale Price: $13.99
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone — PS Plus: $4.89 | Sale Price: $6.99
For the full list of sales, head on over to the PlayStation Blog.