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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Holiday Poster Offers Gift of Rotting Flesh (Exclusive)

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:15

Set for release February 5th, 2016 is Sony Screen Gems’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which focuses on the Bennett sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) – several badass women who have been trained to brutally slay the undead.

We scored an exclusive look at a special holiday poster for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that teases a conflict between the humans and undead: “Happy Holidays from our kind to yours,” it exclaims, while displaying a rotting corpse holding a gift.

The events in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies begin with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been rated PG-13 for “zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material.

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‘Intruders’ Trailer Turns the Tables On the Invaders

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:03

Shut In, the latest horror thriller from team that brought you Delivery: The Beast Within, has been retitled to Intruders and will open in limited theaters and on VOD platforms January 15, 2016 through Momentum Pictures.

We now have the official trailer for Shut In, which stars Beth Riesgraf stars as Anna, “a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals breaks into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

The film also stars Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2, HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) and Jack Kesy (FX’s “The Strain”).

Shut In is the debut feature from Adam Schindler, one half of LA based film collective Type AB, which was behind last year’s festival favorite Delivery: The Beast Within. That film also World Premiered at the LA Film Festival back in 2013, where it secured US distribution through Salient Media/Tribeca. TJ Cimfel and David White penned the screenplay.

Steven Schneider (WER, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli, Orphan). Executive producers are Christa Campbell (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Leatherface), Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Rob Van Norden.

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Remembering Nirvana’s Appearance on MTV’s “Unplugged”

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:07

On November 18th, 1993, Nirvana did a session with MTV’s “Unplugged”, a running series that brought musicians in to perform some of their greatest hits acoustically. Their performance aired on December 16th, 1993, exactly 22 years ago today.

Nirvana, not surprisingly, decided to use the opportunity to play only a few of their major hits and filled the rest of their set with lesser known originals and covers from groups such as David Bowie, Meat Puppets, The Vaselines, and more. To say that the producers of the show were less than thrilled with these cover choices was an understatement. According to Wiki, they were hoping for more popular names of the time, like Pearl Jam or Tori Amos.

And while the show came out looking pretty damn solid, there were some rather dark undertones that the public didn’t see. For example, frontman Kurt Cobain almost didn’t show up. In fact, the day before he was adamant that it wasn’t going to happen. However, he appeared on set the next day, although he apparently was suffering from drug withdrawals and was quite morose. Additionally, he asked the show’s producer to decorate the stage like a funeral, wanting black candles, lilies, and even a crystal chandelier.

The show ended with a cover of Lead Belly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, which has been highlighted for its intensity, its power, and its incredible performances. Cobain refused to do an encore, and rightfully so. Trying to play something after that would only do the performance a disservice.

The CD release, which came out after the suicide of Cobain, has been widely acclaimed and incredibly well received, selling millions of copies and earning a Grammy in 1996.

Let’s take a moment today to celebrate this performance, which was one of the last times that Cobain made a televised appearance.

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NECA Creates Ultimate ‘Aliens’ Action Figure Checklist!

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 12:33

NECA’s holiday gifts continue, this time in the form of a visual guide highlighting their entire collection based on James Cameron’s Aliens!

The site offers a 300 dpi JPG for download, you know, in case you want to create wallpaper for your room, or the coolest poster you’ve ever seen.

As cool as the graphic is, it just gives me anxiety knowing that I can’t possibly own or display them all.

Anyways, NECA previously gave away this dope Aliens Queen Backdrop, as well as Alien 1979 Diorama Backdrops.

Action figure collector heaven just became grander.

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“Wolf Creek” Series Trailer and Images Sharpen Blade for Revenge!

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 12:19

Eve Thorogood is on a mission for revenge.

Stan has released the first stills and teaser trailer for their “Wolf Creek” miniseries, based on the popular Australian slasher franchise.

Ten years since the release of the hugely successful feature film Wolf Creek, creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt return to give audiences a new take on the legend of Mick Taylor.

‘Wolf Creek,’ a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognize – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.

Eve is played by Vampire Academy‘s Lucy Fry, who is shown in the teaser sharpening her knife. The foreshadowing being that she’s going to give Mick Taylor a run for his money.

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“Having a female point of view is really interesting because it basically flips that whole slasher thing on its head because it’s not about that,” McLean to SMH. “It’s actually about her exploring a character and trying to understand the motivation for a character – it’s much more character-focused as a raw piece of storytelling.”

But Taylor isn’t going to make it easy for Eve. McLean talks about his love for the character, and how he’s so evil it’s beyond comprehension.

“I think he’s [Mick Taylor] a fascinating character – basically we’re fascinated by evil and bad people,” adds McLean. “Anything to do with true crime and people’s fascination with that kind of storytelling, even a detective story, it ultimately just proves the fact that people are just fascinated by other people and particularly by people’s motivations.

“When people reach that level of evil it is compelling because we’re just trying to understand why and how. When we hear about these things that people do in the world, we try to understand it. What could happen to make someone do that? What happened to them to be able to be so cruel and so violent?

“There’s an inherent fascination with that kind of personality.”

Deborah Mailman (Offspring), Dustin Clare (Strike Back), Miranda Tapsell (Redfern Now), Richard Cawthorne (Catching Milat), Jake Ryan (Wentworth), and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland) also star in “Wolf Creek”.

Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard are the writers on the series, which is directed by Tony Tilse and Greg McLean, and produced by Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. The executive producers are Greg Haddrick and Greg McLean with Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson.

The series was shot in South Australia, featuring striking Outback landscapes.

The 6 x 1-hour series will premiere exclusively on Stan in mid-2016, with all episodes made available at once, making “Wolf Creek” a binge-watch TV event that will thrill viewers in Australia and around the world.

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James Cameron to Rip Fans Off With 3-D Conversion of ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:31

Originally it looked as if Terminator Genisys was a flop, at least until it opened in China. It was huge. Like Terminator 2: Judgement Day huge. It not only saved the franchise, setting up another sequel, but now there are plans for a re-release of the aforementioned T2.

It’s a cash-grab, which means James Cameron is on board.

Cameron is overseeing a 3-D conversion of his 1991 Terminator 2, which made over $500 million worldwide in its release.

The conversion is to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, next year, and will be released worldwide. Cameron, who gave verbal praise of the awful Terminator Genisys, and is lost in his high-tech future of Avatar, clearly doesn’t care that a 3-D conversion is a complete rip-off. With that said, if re-releasing T2 in theaters as a gimmick gets a new generation of moviegoers to actually sit down and watch it, I guess I’ll look the other way. But let’s be smart here, there’s no way to take a flat image and convert it into multiple dimensions…unless.

This has me thinking – at the time T2 featured some revolutionary digital effects, which are now pretty dated. Digital effects can be re-created and thus rendered into 3-D. Could Cameron be updating the effects to give it a 3-D spin? Layering flickering fire and ash so that it pops out is just a bullshit way of making it look 3-dimensional. So, again, this is either a bullshit cash-grab or something more interesting. If I’m a betting man, I’d go with the former.

Here are some quotes from Cameron and co.:

“Next year marks the 25th anniversary of ‘Terminator 2’ and that seemed like the perfect time to bring it back but this time in an all-new 3D version,” said Cameron.

He added: “If you’ve never seen it, this’ll be the version you want to see and remember.”

“For a whole new generation of fans, it is truly a chance to see the movie that really set the bar for action and effects that all the movies today are trying to top, in a completely new way — in the theater and in 3D,” said DMG CEO Dan Mintz, adding: “We are committed to making the conversion the highest quality in order to live up to the expectations of the film’s many fans around the world.”

As annoying as the idea of a 3-D conversion is, I will say I had a really good time watch Universal’s Jurassic Park 3-D re-release. It’s not something I can stand here and give approval to, but it’s also not the end of the world. There’s worse stuff going on, like the idea that Jai Courtney could be starring in, well, anything.

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Three ‘Voilence Toys’ We Want to Massacre Our Merry X-mas

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:09

First spotted at Mondo Con 2015, these brutal baby sized beauties cried out for a home from the table top of Middle of Beyond back in October.  Lush colors on these abominations are complimented by a dazzling after hours glow from the darkness.  Explore their store on this link and check out our recommendations below.

A short trip to their online store makes us want to empty out wallets on there three treasures.

1. Skull Jinmenken – Remember a dog is for live not just for Christmas.  Based on Japanese folklore these pooches with human faces are said to appear at night in urban areas & race along highways at tremendous speeds.

 

2. They Live TV – These boob tubes are set to play awesome art scenes from Carpenter’s cult classic.  No word if they come with bubblegum.

 

3. Nilbog Glow Slime Edition – Clear vinyl with glow in the dark goo sliding down internal contours.

 

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Luchagore Short Film Slices a Thick Slab of Holiday Fear

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:09

It’s an annual tradition from the great white North to send a short or two South for the holidays.  Previous years have seen Jason Eisener’s Treevenge making us yell more than timber & Astron-6’s infomercial hell KrisMiss™.  Hailing from British Columbia Luchagore Productions are the latest Canadians to stain Santa’s beard red.  Here’s the festive ditty that came though along with the mini movie that puts my gift wrapping to shame.

“A LUCHAGORE CHRISTMAS”
‘Twas just weeks before Christmas, and for the fans who like fright, Luchagore Productions has created something for your delight.

Most know Saint Nick as a jolly old man,

But we tell a tale of his sadistic master plan.

So gather ‘round boys and girls, and watch if you dare,

‘Cause Santa’s intentions are sure to be a scare!

Merry Christmas from Luchagore Productions!

Enjoy this little holiday special, as a thank-you for all your support over the years!

 

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5 Unique Holiday-Themed Horror Movie Kills!

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:01

As many of you know, there aren’t that many Christmas or other similar holiday-themed horror movies out there. That makes the ones that do exist stand out all the more. Sure, most of them are terrible, but it is what it is. One of my favorite parts of a holiday horror movie is when the kills are themed after various holiday objects. Surprisingly, many of these films featured your routing stabbings, throat slashings and impalements. A few of them go above and beyond what you would call “standard” horror movie kills and use their premise to the fullest. Those kills are what make up this (admittedly difficult to put together) list. If there’s one thing to be learned from this, it’s that holiday horror movies could use a bit more imagination with their kills!

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[Blu-ray Review] ‘Contamination’ is a Wonderful ‘Alien’ Knockoff

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:43

The Italians certainly have a way with cinema. They have no shame in “ripping off” pre-existing works. If it’s something that sells, they’ll pick it up and run with it. And because of that my love for them is everlasting. By using previous hits as “inspiration,” Italy has produced some of my favorite movies of all time. Contamination, which borrows quite heavily from Alien, is another one of those movies and nearly every moment of it is glorious.

The film opens with a large ship drifting into the New York Harbor. The ship appears to be abandoned as communication attempts fail to get any sort of a response. Once the proper authorities reel the ship in NYPD Lieutenant Tony Aris (Marino Masé) leads a team aboard to investigate the mysterious vessel. They soon discover the entire crew is dead, their bodies mutilated beyond recognition. To make matters worse strange eggs litter the boat and we soon find out that these eggs contain a liquid that causes humans to explode. Needless to say, shit gets real in a hurry.

The government quickly gets involved sending Colonel Stella Holmes (Louise Marleau) in to assess the situation. After a fairly quick inspection of the eggs Holmes is able to tie them back to a recent mission to Mars. Unfortunately the only surviving member of that trip to Mars, Commander Hubbard (Ian McCulloch),  is basically retired. Fortunately Holmes has a way of convincing people to do as she says so Hubbard agrees to help without putting up much of a fight. With the government granting 72 hours to solve the mystery, the newly formed trio heads to South America to get started.

Contamination is basically Alien if Alien took place on Earth. Oh and instead of having one chest burster scene we get about 50. Obviously I’m over exaggerating a bit, but Contamination does feature a whole lot of exploding chests and each one is in glorious slow motion. The slow motion is important because it really allows you to see the insides of the poor victims as they come ripping out of their bodies. I approve of this all very much.

The team of Holmes, Hubbard and Aris is so weird. The whole time they have this bizarre love triangle going on. Both guys are interested in Holmes and you can tell Holmes is interested in both of them. Plus both Hubbard and Aris know the other is attracted to Holmes. The weird thing is none of them seem to mind this. It’s awkward because it’s never really awkward between the three of them. They all seem to understand the situation and they’re completely cool with it.

It’s also worth pointing out that Aris is basically Cosmo Kramer if Kramer were a Brooklyn cop. Something about his mannerisms and the way he reacted to situations just made me think of Kramer. The whole time I was watching the movie I couldn’t help but think, “yep, that’s Kramer.”

The three-way-love-connection isn’t the only craziness to take place. Contamination also features these strange moments of humor that sometimes have tonal shifts. There is one scene in particular that really highlights this. Hubbard, Aris and Holmes are set to meet up for dinner. When the time arrives Aris and Hubbard meet up and walk over to the hotel room Holmes is staying in. When they arrive they notice that a do not disturb sign has been placed on the door. Now even though they had all agreed to meet for dinner, Hubbard and Aris don’t think it’s that strange that Holmes changed her mind without telling them and decide that they’ll just proceed to dinner together without her. I mean hey, if she wanted to be bothered why put up the sign?

What Hubbard and Aris fail to realize is that the bad guys snuck into Holmes’ room while she was in the shower and placed one of the eggs in her bathroom. They then locked her in the bathroom and put up the do not disturb sign to fool Hubbard and Aris. Miraculously this almost works! Fortunately Holmes made it out before the egg exploded, which we know would have caused her to explode. Maybe the biggest question here though is why the baddies didn’t just kill Holmes while she was in the shower?

So yeah, Contamination contains some really strange script elements, but hey no one ever said Luigi Cozzi was great with plot details. Cozzi is, however, one of the Italian genre directors I find to be a bit underrated. He doesn’t get the same love and recognition as the Fulci’s of the world, but he’s a very talented director. Contamination, despite its flaws, demonstrates the skill of Cozzi. He crafted a really fun Alien knockoff. There are lots of moments along the way that don’t make sense but it’s all worth it once you get to that final battle with the giant alien creature. Oh and there is all of the exploding humans which is cool. And he wisely enlisted the talents of Goblin for the soundtrack which is always a plus.

Now available on Blu-ray from Arrow, Contamination looks fantastic. Which at this point should come as no surprise. More than any other company Arrow consistently delivers on the goods. This is actually probably one of my favorite Arrow releases to date. The special features include a little mini-doc discussing the Italian rip-offs which I find fascinating. One of my favorite special features on anything ever. The film also comes in a really cool, shiny slipcase with gorgeous artwork. Just a stunning release all around.

Contamination is now available on Blu-ray from Arrow Films.

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‘Ninja Busters’ and ‘Trailer Trauma’: Newly Formed Garagehouse Pictures Enters Blu-ray Game

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:43

If you’re part of the foolish crowd that thinks phsyical media is dead we’ve got some news that furthers prooves that’s simply not true for genre fans everywhere. Garagehouse Pictures, a new lable spearheaded by Harry Guerro, has thrown their hat in the rare and forgotten films ring. Guerro, a film collector for nearly twenty years and programmer for Exhumed Films, has created this new lable to specialize in releasing previsouly unseen or obscure oddities on Blu-ray and DVD. Garagehouse Pictures has partnered exclusively with DiabolikDVD as the only place one can go to purchase Garagehouse releases.

This is pretty fantastic news. The more boutique-style companies we have distributing cult titles, the better. The partnership with DiabolikDVD is just the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for weird stuff Diabolik is the first place you go, so this pairing is a natural one.

Ninja Busters

The first Garagehouse Pictures release is Ninja Busters which is already available via Diabolik. Ninja Busters was a truly lost film, having been filmed in 1984 but never receiving a theatrical or home video release of any kind. It was literally just wandering out in the depths of obscurity, doomed to never be viewed by an audience. Thankfully Garagehouse came along and snatched it up! Ninja Busters is a kung-fu comedy directed by Paul Kyriazi, one of my personal favorites thanks to his efforts on Death Machines and Omega Cop.

Synopsis:
Ninja Busters tells the tale of two goofball slackers who get mixed up with illegal arms dealers and their army of trained ninja assassins. It’s up to our hapless heroes to learn kung fu and contend with sleazy gangsters, ruthless ninjas, underwear-throwing bikers, militant revolutionaries, and bitchin’ breakdancers. A charming, bizarre bit of outsider movie making, Ninja Busters was the breakout hit of the annual Exhumed Films “eX-Fest” exploitation marathon in 2015.

Feature Specifications:
-Transferred & Digitally Mastered in 4K from the only existing Fine Grain Answer Print
-Sound Digitally Remastered from the Original Optical Soundtrack
-Fully Restored & Presented in the Original Panavision 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio
-All Regions

Extras:
-Audio Commentary with Director Paul Kyriazi
-Introduction by the Director
-THE TOURNAMENT (49 mins.), Paul Kyriazi’s First Feature
-Fan Testimonials
-Liner Notes by Dan Fraga of Exhumed Films
-Poster Card
-Featuring all new artwork by Stephen Romano
1984 / 90 mins. / Color / English

 

Trailer Trauma

In early January, Garagehouse will release its second disc, the movie preview compilation, Trailer Trauma. If you know me you know I’m a HUGE fan of trailer compilations so this is one of my most anticipated releases of January. Can’t wait to see what gems Garagehouse has scooped up.

Synopsis:
Unlike other collections which often recycle the same old previews for the same old genre titles, Trailer Trauma features rare theatrical trailers that have not been previously released on DVD. See over two hours of previously unavailable trailers for some of the most ridiculous films in history: thrill to the action of BLACK FIST, IRON MASTER, and KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! Quiver in horror as you face the DAWN OF THE MUMMY, the REVENGE OF THE LIVING ZOMBIES, and the INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW! Scratch your head at the utter absurdity of DEATH BED, MUTANT WAR, and NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER!  For fans and connoisseurs of psychotronic cinema, TRAILER TRAUMA is an essential addition to any collection.

Specs for Trailer Trauma are as follows:
-Transferred & Digitally Mastered in 4K from various 35mm release prints
-Sound Digitally Remastered from the Original Optical Soundtrack
-All trailers are presented in their Original Aspect Ratios
-All Regions
-Featuring Original Front/Reverse Cover and Disc Art by Stephen Romano
-Music by Ian Zapczynski
2015 / 137 mins. / Color

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‘Die Hard 6’ Pitch Resurrects ‘The Devil’

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:39

Eclectic Pictures has secured the rights to The Devil, an action-horror spec written by Eric D. Wilkinson and Richard Schenkman.

But here’s why this is interesting:

Eric D. Wilkinson recently drew attention after taking out a full page advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter in the form of an open letter to Bruce Willis, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and director Len Wiseman, pitching his story idea for the next chapter in the Die Hard series. The ad sparked worldwide interest from fans and pros alike, including Kingsman and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, who praised Wilkinson and Schenkman’s pitch.

“I was thrilled with the response of the ad,” said Wilkinson. “While waiting for Willis, di Bonaventura or Wiseman to reach out, I was contacted by Conor directly who gave us the opportunity to present a handful of our high-concept projects including, The Devil, our modern take on this historic urban legend. Richard and I have developed many ideas together but this is one of my favorites. Forget what you think you know about the Jersey Devil — ours is bigger, badder, and scarier than anything you could possibly imagine.”

The Devil is an action/horror franchise-starter loosely based on a true story. During a fraternity “hell night” deep in the Pine Barrens, a group of college students discover the urban legend of a 300-year old demonic creature is all too real.

The deal was orchestrated by Conor Charles, Senior Vice President of Eclectic Pictures, who will produce alongside Benjamin Scott of Beneficial Entertainment. Heidi Jo Markel, CEO of Eclectic Pictures, will serve as Executive Producer.

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‘Deathgasm’ Sequel Will Bring Upon ‘Goremageddon’!

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:31

Jason Lei Howden’s phenomenal heavy metal horror movie Deathgasm delivers on its bloody promise, and is most definitely the party movie of 2015.

It’s so insanely bloody that I can’t even imagine what it would take to up the ante.

But that doesn’t scare Howden, who is teasing the completed screenplay for a sequel entitled Deathgasm Part 2: Goremageddon.

“So I just finished this,” Howden said sharing an Instagram photo of the ‘Deathgasm Part 2: Goremageddon’ screenplay. “There is literally more gore in the first 10 minutes than the entire first #deathgasm. If you kinda liked the first, this will make your head implode. If you thought the first ‘Deathgasm’ was puerile, juvenile and dumb then ‘Goremageddon’ will melt your face off and force you to barricade yourself inside, safe with some Terrance Malik and Coldplay.”

With Deathgasm delivering on its promise, as stated above, a title like Goremageddon is going to be incredible tough to live up to. Can Howden pull it off? Fuck yeah he can. But anything less than Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive/Brain Dead is going to be a chalked up as a disappointment.

The first Deathgasm blasts to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on January 5th.

In it, “Metal-thrashing Brodie (Milo Cawthorne, Blood Punch) is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders in a suburban wasteland until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk (James Blake). After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s come upon a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant ultimate power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, which threatens to tear apart existence itself.

The boys’ classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers … and that’s only the beginning! It’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.

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IFC’s ‘The Abandoned’ Poster Walks a Dark Hallway (Exclusive)

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:19

IFC Films has provided Bloody Disgusting with the first look poster premiere for The Abandoned, in theaters and on VOD platforms January 8th.

Director Eytan Rockaway makes his feature film directorial debut in this thriller that blurs the lines between illness and reality to mirror the traumatized psyche of the protagonist in a story that challenges the power of our own perception.

Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’s’ Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (‘The Lost Boys’) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride.

The Abandoned was an official selection of both the Los Angeles Film Festival and Screamfest.

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Official ‘Ghostbusters’ Photo Intros Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:02

They ain’t afraid of no ghost.

Proton Packs and all, the first official image has revealed Paul Feig’s modern Ghostbusters.

The photo displays the brand new ghost-busting crew that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, in a hotel lobby that looks like something out of “American Horror Story: Hotel.”

Feig has filmed cameos (in new roles) for many of the original Ghostbusters cast, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and even Sigourney Weaver.

Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh and Pat Kiernan also star alongside Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters blasting into theaters July 15, 2016.

[Related Post] Ghostbusters: Slimer to Make an Appearance?!

“SNL” vet Neil Casey is the main Ghostbusters villain. He is rumored to play the ghost of a murderer (sort of like Wes Craven’s Shocker, actually) who resurrects a ghost army based on historical characters.

The full plot details have been revealed here.

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Jack the Ripper Joins ‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ in New VR Trailer

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 22:28

A familiar name returns to the streets of London today in the first major expansion for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Set two decades after the events in the main game, the just-released Jack the Ripper DLC pits the assasstwin Evie Frye against the infamous serial killer.

The latest trailer for this DLC is very different from the one we saw last week, as it can be viewed using a VR headset. Here’s how:

1 ) Use a Samsung phone and a Samsung Gear VR device. Get the Oculus app, launch the app, select Oculus videos, in the word list click on shorts, then download Assassin’s Creed Jack the Ripper VR Trailer.

2) Open the YouTube app on your Android phone, click on the Cardboard icon and watch the video with Google Cardboard.

The rest of us will have to enjoy this strange 360 degree interactive trailer.

Jack the Ripper is out now on PS4 and Xbox One. It’s also coming to PC, but not until Dec 22.

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WIN a ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ Digital Download and an Exorcism Gift Basket

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 18:31

The latest installment of the groundbreaking horror sensation, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (review), is now available in the original theatrical version or an unrated version on Digital HD and On Demand from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD January 12, 2016.

Bloody Disgusting has (1) “Exorcism Gift Basket” (with holy water, a sheet, salt, a cross and candle) to go along with (3) Digital Downloads of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension for a few readers to enter and win.

TO ENTER: Put PARANORMAL EXORCISM BASKET in the subject line and then send YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS and E-MAIL ADDRESS to submit@bloody-disgusting.com. Winners chosen at random. No PO Boxes. U.S. only.

When a new family moves into Katie and Kristi’s former house, they discover a mysterious video camera that reveals the presence of an ancient evil that begins to terrorize their lives. Now, with their young daughter’s soul in danger, they must fight back against this demonic threat before becoming its next victims.

The Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs include three versions of the film: the original theatrical release, the unrated cut, plus an unrated cut with an alternate ending not seen in theaters. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack also includes the original theatrical release and a deleted scene in 3D.

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Is This One of Cinema’s Most Horrifying Sequences?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 18:00

We as horror fans have been subjected to some of the most terrifying, horrifying, and sickening scenes in film history. After all, that’s kinda the purpose of a horror film, right? It’s meant to shock viewers, to scare them and make them feel unsafe. The problem is that after seeing tons of horror movies, it’s really hard to make me feel not only uncomfortable but actually genuinely horrified much these days.

As it turns out, a recent film offered me that experience and it’s stuck with me ever since. In fact, it’s a scene that actually makes me cringe and squirm every time it comes up in discussion because the very thought of it is so horrifying. That film is 2012’s Looper and the scene I’m referring to is Seth’s death.

Let’s watch the scene and then below the video I’ll explain why this is such a horrifying scene for me.

Okay, made it through? Let me explain what’s happening before I get into specifics.

The universe of Looper allows for time travel. I mean, that’s a given, considering the nature of the film but it helps to have a foundation here.

Old Seth is sent back in time to be killed by Young Seth, who hesitates and ends up letting him go. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) turns Seth in so that he doesn’t lose his cut of the money but makes it clear that Seth is not to be killed. Instead, what happens is far, far worse.

In order to retrieve Old Seth, Young Seth is tortured and mutilated, his limbs and extremities removed one piece at a time. As a result, Old Seth begins losing the same pieces of his body, only they happen immediately and without warning. One moment he has all four fingers, the next he has two. Then his nose is gone. And so on. Desperate to stop this horrifying sequence of events, he travels to the address that has been carved into his arm and accepts his fate.

Many people wondered why Young Seth simply wasn’t killed. After all, wouldn’t that make Old Seth disappear? The answer is yes but they were unsure what Seth would do with his life in between the years of Young Seth and Old Seth. Killing him off might drastically alter the future in ways that they couldn’t even begin to expect. That’s why they had to keep him alive, even if in a state such as the one he is now forced to live in.

And that’s what is so horrifying. Not only does Old Seth live in absolute terror while his body literally falls apart on him, Young Seth is now going to live his life minus all the extremities that were surgically removed. No tongue, no nose, no arms or legs… This was his punishment for wanting his own self to live. And that’s why Old Seth was so desperate to make it back. He knows that for every piece he loses, his younger self will be forced to endure a lifetime of even greater hardship. His cries of “Wait!” aren’t for him as an old man. They’re for the rest of his younger self’s life.

What do you think? Is this a horrifying scene or am I just being too sensitive? If you’ve got a better sequence, share it in the comments below!

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You’ve Never Seen ‘Star Wars’ This Violent Before

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 17:44

One of the big things that I always found strange about the Star Wars films is that they were, for the most part, pretty tame when it comes to the death of characters. Sure, there’s an arm lopped off, a couple of hands chopped off, and a few other instances where we see the devastating capabilities of that universe’s weaponry. However, the majority of deaths (almost all Stormtroopers) were basically an explosion of sparks and, well…that’s about it.

Along comes The Empire Falls, a short film that comes at the battle on the Forest Moon of Endor, as featured in Return of the Jedi, from the perspective of the Empire, specifically one troop. While the original film was rather cute and cuddly, this one throws all that to the wind and shows just how violent those battles really are. Let’s just say that you’re probably not going to look at Ewoks in the same way ever again.

On a side note, was there ever a good explanation in the original trilogy as to why the Empire was “the bad guy”? I mean, sure they blew up Alderaan but wasn’t that out of their own self defense? Help me out here!

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Babymetal Announce 2nd Album + World Tour

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 17:24

Japanese pop/metal sensation Babymetal have announced their 2nd studio album, which is yet-to-be-titled, which they are releasing on April 1st via RAL/Sony Entertainment in the US. Even though there is not official title or artwork, the album is available for pre-order here.

Producer/mastermind Kobametal explains:

As prophesied by the Fox God, a new album will be released on April 1, 2016, also known as the Fox Day. Since the release of Babymetal’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via Babymetal. Our new song ‘THE ONE’ contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts ‘Road of Resistance’ that never fails to bring our fans together, every Babymetal song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the Fox Day.

On top of a new album, the band will be performing a world tour that will see them perform in cities such as New York, Detroit, London, and everything wraps up with the band’s first performance at the Tokyo Dome.

I’m a big fan of Babymetal, so you bet your ass that I’m going to be at The Fillmore in Detroit on May 11th!

Confirmed US tour dates:
Saturday, April 2 – SSE Arena – Wembley London
Wednesday, May 4 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
Saturday, May 7 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, May 8 – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival) – Concord, NC
Tuesday, May 10 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, May 11 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Friday, May 13 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 14 – Northern Invasion (Festival) – Somerset, WI

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