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Meet ‘The Guest’ In This New Image

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:10

It was announced last month that Picturehouse acquired all US rights to the Sundance hit The Guest (read our review), from the visionary team behind You’re Next: director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett and Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder.

While Picturehouse is planning a fall release for the film, we did land a brand new image that shows the title character.

From the director and writer of V/H/S and V/H/S/2, “The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible.

The Guest stars Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” fame, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick (“American Horror Story” and “Intelligence”).

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Touching Moment Between Man and ‘Apes’ (Clip)

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:03

In this third Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip, Alexander and Maurice find a moment of peace between apes and humans.

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.

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Music Box Acquires Fabrice du Welz’s ‘Alleluia’!

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:54

Music Box has acquired North American rights to Fabrice du Welz’s Alleluia, starring Stéphane Bissot, Lola Dueñas and Édith Le Merdy

Fabrice du Welz is the director behind the 2004 Calvaire and the criminally underrated 2008 Vinyan.

Below you’ll find a bunch of images we were able to dig up, as well as a lengthy synopsis.

“Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first time they see each other, there is a spark. Michel, the small-time crook (profession: gigolo), is thrilled and Gloria falls deeply in love.

Out of fear, Michel runs away, but Gloria comes to find him and makes him promise never to leave her again. She is ready to do anything to salvage this love. She abandons her daughter and pretends to be Michel’s sister, so that he can continue his “widow” scams.

But jealousy drives Gloria crazy, and she eventually kills Marguerite, one of the widows. Michel is in shock, but the two lovers remain tied to each other by some powerful link. They will keep going on their sordid path. Beyond the morbid pact that unites them, Michel finds in Gloria a sort of mother figure he has always been deprived of; for Gloria, Michel is the incarnation of absolute love in a life she thought was over.

Alleluia is the free adaptation of a news item that shook the United States from 1947 to 1949; the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, or how a young nurse and a swindler, small-time gigolo, will fall into a deadly tragedy.”

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‘Hannibal’ Will Be Getting Major Love With The Soundtrack Release

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:06

Hannibal developer Bryan Fuller tweeted yesterday that the show will be receiving a proper soundtrack release, stating that the OST, “…will be 2 volumes (S1&S2) and 4 discs (2 per season)!” The music is composed by Brian Reitzell, who also composed the newly released game Watch Dogs (more details here). You can see the tweet below.

Personally, I can’t wait for this release. I just hope it gets a vinyl issue because it seems like that would be so much more along the atmosphere of the show. Plus, even though we haven’t really seen Hannibal listening to music, I’m willing to bet he’s a vinyl junkie. Just seems to fit his personality a bit more.


— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) June 25, 2014

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Adam Jones Posts A New Tool Riff

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:34

Guitarist Adam Jones of progressive metal band Tool has posted a video of him performing a new guitar riff that will potentially be on the upcoming album, which is the follow up to 2006′s 10,000 Days. He writes that the idea came to him after writing a new section for the middle of “Hooker With A Penis”.

Jones writes:

Before the last Tour we wrote a new part in the middle of ‘Hooker’ to play live.
i often record new riffs & ideas on my phone to remember them right after the jam.

Head below to give it a listen.

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Steam Summer Sale Day 7: Half Off Clem

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:31

None of today’s deals are particularly exciting for horror fans — not to say they aren’t exciting, because BioShock Infinite is very much worth $7.49 — but there are a few flash deals and community picked sales that are of note if you’re looking to grow your collection of horror games.

The following deals won’t last long, but for the next seven hours you can grab How to Survive for $2.24 (85% off), Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two for $12.49 (50% off), and Gone Home for $2.99 (85% off). Gone Home isn’t a horror game, but it is one that I think everyone should play, so I had to give it a mention.

For these deals and a myriad others, check out Steam.

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Leigh Whannell Reveals New ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Cast Member

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:19

Leigh Whannell tweeted that The Grey‘s Dermot Mulroney, pictured, will star in Insidious: Chapter 3.

The third film will be directed and written by Whannell, who penned all three films.

Focus Features, which acquired the rights to release Insidious: Chapter 3 from FilmDistrict, plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters on April 3, 2015.

ason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious films, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Entertainment One’s Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

Principal photography of the movie is scheduled to start next month on July 7th.

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Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Will Be a Sequel

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:14

It was announced yesterday that Shane Black, the venerable screenwriter behind Lethal Weapon and writer-director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, will co-writing and directing a reboot of Predator for Twentieth Century Fox.

Collider quickly jumped on the case and was able to clarify that this Predator, also penned by Monster Squad‘s Fred Dekker, will actually be a sequel.

While the initial report said that Black’s new ‘Predator’ film would be a reboot, Black tells us that he and Dekker see the project as definitely not a reboot, “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing ‘Predator’ mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for ‘The Monster Squad’ together.

Even if it’s a sequel I wouldn’t be shocked if FOX releases it under the title Predator or with a modern spin – The Predator.


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‘Dead Awake’ a Sleep Paralysis Horror Pic From ‘Final Destination’ Creator!! (Exclusive)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:36

Incendiary Features, an Austin-based production company led by producer James LaMarr and director Phillip Guzman, has just purchased the rights to Dead Awake, the new sleep paralysis project by Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, sources exclusively tell Bloody Disgusting. We’re told it was purchased in a six-figure deal.

The screenplay follows a young woman, investigating a mysterious death in her family, who must fight to save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomena of sleep paralysis.

Guzman is set to direct with production slated for this fall in central Texas.

Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. It is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or upon awakening, and it is often associated with terrifying visions, such as an intruder in the room, to which one is unable to react due to paralysis. – Wiki

Sleep paralysis is a terrifying and universal phenomenon with a rich mythology that dates back to biblical times,” Reddick tells us. “It’s an original and mature horror story. I know Phillip’s directing style and strong vision will give people nightmares for years to come. He adds: “This script has been a passion project for a long time.

Guzman adds: “I am thrilled about making a horror film that has never been done. Once I read Jeffrey’s skillfully crafted story, I made it my personal mission to make this movie. It’s a serious tale based on a chilling actual condition, but still has all the excitement and scares you’d expect from a genre picture.

LaMarr promises that the film will feature a “strong female character that anchors this movie.

Another interesting note out of Wiki is that the original definition of sleep paralysis was codified by Samuel Johnson in his A Dictionary of the English Language as nightmare, a term that evolved into our modern definition. Such sleep paralysis was widely considered the work of demons, and more specifically incubi, which were thought to sit on the chests of sleepers.

Photo source: Wiki

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Posters Ask, “Why Do You ‘Purge’ “?

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:17

IMP Awards shared a series of posters that ask, “Why do you purge?”

Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters July 18th and stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield.

Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).

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Paragon Picks Up ‘Mall’ From Linkin Park’s Joseph Hahn

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:09

Deadline reports that Paragon Pictures has picked up North American rights to Linkin Park bandmate Joseph Hahn’s feature helming debut Mall, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville in the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.

Hahn serves as beat master for Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park and directed dozens of their music videos prior to making his feature debut. D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee adapted the script from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name. Mall is produced by D’Onofrio alongside Sam Maydew for Silver Lining Entertainment. Hahn most recently directed the music video for “New Divide,” the Linkin Park track that appears in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the band’s latest music video for “Until It’s Gone” from their current album The Hunting Party.

Paragon is planning to release Mall this fall after Hahn hits the road on Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour this summer.

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Fans Remake the ‘Dead Island 2′ Trailer in ‘GTA V’

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:44

Ever since the first Dead Island trailer went viral, the series has proved to be popular fodder for fan remakes, reinterpretations, and spoofs. This trend looks to be extending to the trailer for the latest game in the series, which Deep Silver debuted at E3 earlier this month. In this video, some fans manage the impressive feat of recreating the reveal trailer, in full, in Grand Theft Auto V.

Once you’re through with this, you should consider checking out the canal chase scene from Terminator, which was also recently remade in GTA V.

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New ‘Killing Floor 2′ Video Details the “Specimens”

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:14

Developer Tripwire Interactive has released a new video for their upcoming cooperative horror shooter Killing Floor 2, and this time it focuses on the creatures we’ll be pumping full of lead when the game arrives. It’s been a month since the long-anticipated sequel was revealed, along with details on an exciting — and apparently, incredibly advanced — gore system that Tripwire hopes will take the visceral thrill of mowing down a couple hundred mutants with a few friends to the next level.

Killing Floor 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s currently only planned to come to PC.

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[Video Interview] Olivia Munn On ‘Deliver Us From Evil’!

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:00

Writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) sees his new, ambitious horror film Deliver Us From Evil hit theaters on July 2nd. While I was able to speak with most of the film’s leads during my set visit, Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom”, Magic Mike) didn’t happen to be shooting that day. So I was definitely excited to speak with her about the film for the first time last weekend in Los Angeles.

Munn is quote good in the film, taking on the type role that a lot of other movies and actresses have reduced to one dimension and creating a full-fledged character out if it.

Check out the interview below!

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The Gorgeous Looking ‘Cuphead’ Uses Live Original Jazz For The Soundtrack

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:16

Coming in 2015 to Steam and Xbox One will be the beautiful looking game Cuphead, which is heavily, heavily influenced by the cartoon’s of the 1930′s. Utilizing hand drawn frames that are entirely inked, the game also makes use of live, original jazz recordings.

Cuphead is a single player or co-op run and gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles.

Head on below for a trailer that has be seriously considering buying an Xbox One!

Music composed by Kristofer Maddigan
Benjamin Hognestad, Piano
Phill Albert, Bass
Kris Maddigan, Drums

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