The apes attack on this stunning new poster for FOX’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the awesome Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
In theaters July 11, Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring.
In the sequel to the prequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Finnish record label Blood Music has announced that they have signed legendary black metal band Emperor to their roster and will be releasing a “complete works” box set in early to mid-2015 that will be, “…one of the largest vinyl box sets ever created in the history of music.” This will be a one-time only limited edition pressing with no copies of the vinyl available for individual sale.
The label states:
We’ve been working behind-the-scenes for more than a year – carefully compiling every detail of Emperor’s oeuvre from the minute they began in 1991 until their final breath in 2007. We are working directly in conjunction with the members themselves to compile the most incredible, beautiful, and archival collection one could ever imagine…
Emperor has only released four full-length studio albums, beginning with 1994′s In The Nightside Eclipse and ending with 2001′s Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise. Head below to listen the former.
It looks as if the latest entry in Capcom’s zombie genocide simulator series Dead Rising 3 might not be an Xbox One exclusive for long. Because the Internet sees all, a listing for the game was spotted on the Steam Database, raising the question as to whether or not Capcom is planning on bringing it to PC in the near future. It wouldn’t be all that surprising, seeing as both Dead Rising 2 and its spin-off Off the Record also arrived on PC.
We liked Dead Rising 3; Tyler had nothing but good things to say about it in his review. Sadly, the entirety of its season pass offering was found lacking.
I imagine this will be confirmed at E3.
Insidious star Rose Byrne, pictured, is being courted to reteam with Neighbors‘ producers (Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe) and studio (Universal) for The Something, says THR.
The pic, about astronauts who get lost in space, has former “Late Show With David Letterman” head writer Rodney Rothman directing.
The Aussie is being eyed by Something‘s producers to play a love interest who has “an approachable beauty, though she hates being approached.”
Here’s the trailer for Vuguru’s Crawlspace, which will be available on Hulu Plus tomorrow.
Crawlspace, which follows a banker who moves his family into a foreclosed house and discover the dwelling’s dark past, stars Steven Weber (The Big Year, 2 Broke Girls), Lori Laughlin (90210, Full House), Jonathan Silverman (Hot in Cleveland), David Koechner (Anchor Man, The Office) and Raleigh Holmes.
It was directed by Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row).
Our friends at BlackFilm scored the first poster for CW’s “iZombie,” from Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, produced by Warner Bros TV.
In “iZombie,” “A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.”
Rose McIver stars in the new adaptation starring Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Nora Dunn, and Ruhul Kohli.
Well Go USA released a new clip from Juno Mak’s festival fav, Rigor Mortis, reviewed by Mike Pereira here, which will be opening on VOD and in limited locations June 6. Some announced theaters are: New York (Village East), Los Angeles (AMC Atlantic Time Square 14), San Francisco (AMC Metreon), San Diego (Gas Lamp 15), Seattle (AMC Pacific Place 11), and Honolulu (Pearlrige West 16).
Watch as suicide brings out demons in this clip from the haunter starring Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Kara Hui, Richard Ng, Hoi-Pang Lo, Hee Chang Paw.
“A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead walk among his neighbors.“
Manhattan. The Country. The World. “The Strain” takeover begins Sunday, July 13th on FX.
From Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, here’s an extended trailer, this time showing even more of the series’ creature!!!
“ ‘The Strain’ is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.”
“The Strain” stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Roger Cross, Leslie Hope, Regina King, Robert Maillet, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand, David Bradley, and Richard Sammel.
It took awhile, but someone is finally taking the classic Pac-Man formula and turning it into a horrifying first person horror game where you’re chased down labyrinthine hallways by demonic monkeys. The game in question is Dark Deception, and according to its Kickstarter, it’s “a fun Pac-Man style horror game” that’s comparable to “Pac-Man meets Cabin in the Woods.”
You can see its Kickstarter pitch below. If you’d rather play it yourself, they also have a playable demo available on the crowdfunding site.
If successfully funded, Glowstick Games plans to release Dark Deception on PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U later this year. If the gaming community proves extra generous, there are several stretch goals that would bring it to PS4 and Xbox One.
You can also support it by voting for the game on Steam Greenlight.
If you’ve managed the impressive feat of beating Dark Souls II and since then have been patiently waiting for another helping of punishing dark fantasy chicanery, then boy, do I have some exciting news for you. Today, developer From Software announced a trio of DLC for the game called The Lost Crowns trilogy. Each episode will be available individually for $10 or together at a discounted price of $25.
I called Dark Souls II a “masterpiece” in my review. If there’s any game worth returning to, it’s this one. But only if you can withstand its extremely punishing nature.
The first episode is slated to arrive on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on July 22. It will be followed by the second episode on August 26, and the third on September 24.
This action-packed new trailer for Dead Island developer Techland’s upcoming open-world zombie survival game Dying Light has taught me a few things.
For starters, I did not know you had a Batman-esque grappling hook that can be used to quickly reach rooftops. I also didn’t know there was a gargantuan zombie type that chases you, swinging its concrete pole hammer in the hopes of crushing your stupid, parkouring face in with it.
Oh, and it looks like there are child zombies to worry about now, too.
You can see all of these things in action in the video below.
Dying Light releases on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in February 2015.
…by showing a bunch of tarantulas. No. Thank. You.
Here’s the new spot for The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, which we were lucky enough to visit the set of.
Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, “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.”
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems.
I have some bad news and some good news. I’d ask which news you’d like to hear first, but I couldn’t hear you anyway so I’m going to deliver the former first, because what kind of weirdo asks to start with the good news? You always use the good news as a chaser for the bad.
Unfortunately, Batman: Arkham Knight has joined numerous other games (Dying Light, The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, The Division, etc.) with its shiny new 2015 release window. I hesitate to call that bad news, since it only gives developer Rocksteady more time to make it the ultimate new-gen Batman game. Oh, and the good news is we have a new trailer. It focuses on the Batmobile, which I am crazy excited to drive.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the game, Diablo III is pretty violent. If you’d prefer to have something between you and all that unnecessary violence, you should play as the Witch Doctor. Apparently, if you have the skills to do it — I don’t — the game’s hardest difficulty can be cleared using the character’s awesome ability to summon voodoo armies to fight for him. You can just sit back and enjoy the show.
As YouTuber dm204375 proves in his clearing of a Rift on Torment 6, the highest difficulty available in Diablo III, the Witch Doctor is officially the most badass character in the game.
Thanks to Bloody reader Fabien M. we have a brand new trailer for Photographer Tyler Shields’ Final Girl. The movie looks absolutely bonkers when four young men’s game of cat and mouse turn on them. Abigail Breslin looks to have a bit of “Hit Girl” going on as she gets mediaeval on these sly foxes.
Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Michael Trevino, Connor Paolo, Francesca Eastwood and Michael Trevino all star.
“Loner Veronica is new to school, shy and vulnerable the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping and revealing she’s armed and knows how to defend herself. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and she’s chosen killing these boys as her final test. When the dust clears, Veronica will find out if she can be the final girl these boys ever have a chance to hurt.”
We have the above new still from the second season of the Emmy nominated Netflix original series, “Hemlock Grove,” which shows Madeleine Martin as Shelley.
The gory supernatural dramatic thriller from executive producer Eli Roth will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT.
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, who is returning? All ten episodes of the one-hour series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”). They will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available — U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.
Executive Producer Eli Roth says Netflix supported them taking the series in a “dangerous direction” stating that “they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place,” he explained. “We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
“Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.”
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). It was developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman and is executive produced by Eli Roth, Charles Eglee, Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. “Hemlock Grove” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
This rather spectacular face paint is the work of Elsa Rhae, who’s work I’ve featured before. This time, Rhae has gone and tackled Venom, who was one of my all-time favorite comic book villains growing up. My love proved unconditional after I endured Spider-Man 3, in which Sam Raimi did his best to ruin our childhoods. This almost makes up for that abysmal movie. Almost.
My brother turned me on to “Attack On Titan”, a new animated series that hails out of Japan.
It’s been quite a long time since I enjoyed some “new” Japanimation, and the eclectic mix of Ninja Scroll, Godzilla and Spider-Man was so exciting that my weekend was ruined by binge watching the adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.
Here’s a breakdown on the series, via IMDB:
2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
There’s an insane amount of action, and even a pretty solid amount of gore. But what truly makes this such a special series is the storytelling. Instead of each episode being its own arc, it’s a continuous story that continues to build each and every episode – and they still manage to drop a massive cliffhanger as the end of each chapter. My personal favorite aspect of the show is that they aren’t afraid to bail on the main characters for an episode in order to spend 20 minutes developing a new character, which helps build tension throughout.
The best, though, is news that a live-action feature is already in development with Harumira Mira leading the cast. It will be filmed on Hasima Island off the coast of Japan (also where they filmed Skyfall). Get on this bandwagon early…
“Attack on Titan” is on Netflix Instant, which means you too can binge watch as giant humanoid creatures snack on the townspeople as if they were delicious candy.
To continue our coverage of this year’s Rock On The Range we’re bringing you another video interview, this time with Pepe Clarke, drummer of LA rock band Kyng! The band is touring in support of their new album Burn The Serum, which came out earlier this year via Razor & Tie (iTunes). Check out the video interview below.
“Nailbiter” #2 pushes the serial killer fascination to a whole new level with a deeply engaging look at what makes Buckaroo, Oregan such a special place to live. Joshua Williamson spares no time getting into a rich history of murder and just when you think you’ve figured things out, he blends his history into something entirely new.
“Nailbiter” is stunning. The story defies anticipation and goes to marvelous lengths to redefine comic book horror. Mike Henderson has brilliantly crafted slasher movie tropes into his art and the book is infinitely more chilling for it. It’s hard to gush about it without spoiling the magic, but rest assured the perspectives at play on these pages will actually haunt you.
The mystery deepens within the opening pages. We’re treated to a resolution to last issue’s final page reveal that adds more intrigue than answers. Finch’s temper basically channels our frustration into the page. He’s looking for answers and the deeper he looks the more confusing things become.
Everyone is tied together in Buckaroo. Small towns exist within a tangled web, and when you pull at one thread you pull at them all. Finch learns this hard and fast. Things start to implode and as if to celebrate someone sets fire to Carroll’s motel room. From here Williamson plunges the script into darkness. He takes a wild tour through some insane and terrifying killers that haunt Buckaroo’s past. Each of them are more unique than the last, and prove that Edward Charles Warren was a pussy compared to his coworkers.
Mike Henderson will get under your skin this month. He’s really flexing his skills with this book, and if he’s use of one-panel insanity flashbacks don’t get you than you’re stronger than I. He does something this issue that effectively changes the game for horror comics for all time. The warped perspective of a serial killer takes its full toll and Henderson ensures you’ll feel the whole thing. It’s a bone chilling sequence and one of the most exciting and terrifying things I’ve experienced in my life.
“Nailbiter” comes with a hefty recommendation from those of us at Bloody-Disgusting. I can’t even fathom where this story is headed but it’s an enthralling and horrific look at what makes a town go insane. Chances are good Williamson still has plenty of surprises left up his sleeve, and Finch’s anger still hasn’t really got the best of him.
With a unpredictable narrative, innovative paneling, and a rich horrific setting “Nailbiter” is everything you could want in a horror comic, in fact it’s the crowning achievement of the genre, and it’s only two issues in. It’s my new favorite comic on the stands. I’ll be biting my nails in anticipation as I go through the agonizing wait for #3.