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‘Willow Creek’ Clip Howls From the Woods

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:25

MPI/Dark Sky Films has shared with Bloody a new clip from Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek, in theaters and demand on June 6. In it, we get to see our exclusive image (above) image come to life as two people listen in fear as something horrific howls outside their tent.

Set in Humboldt County, California, ‘Willow Creek’ centers on Jim (Bryce Johnson, ‘Pretty Little Liars’) a Bigfoot believer whose idea of a romantic getaway is to head deep into Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California, video camera in tow, trying to shoot his own Bigfoot footage at the site of the Patterson-Gimlin film. That 1967 fragment of footage purporting to show Sasquatch striding along a dry riverbed became a key artifact in the cryptozoology community, and Jim dreams of nothing more than setting foot on the actual location where it was shot. His long-suffering girlfriend, Kelly (Alexie Gilmore, World’s Greatest Dad), agrees to tag along for the ride, despite the fact that she thinks Bigfoot has about as much chance of being real as leprechauns.

The two stop off first in Willow Creek, the Bigfoot capital of the world and home to an annual Bigfoot festival, where various locals talk to Jim’s camera, warning them to keep out of the woods, singing ballads about Bigfoot, and generally enjoying their 15 minutes in the spotlight while Jim and Kelly have a blast, cracking wise amidst all the touristy Bigfoot kitsch on display. But when they strap on packs and head into the forest via a two-hour drive down a dirt road, they start to feel like they might be in over their heads. Well, Kelly does, at least. Jim, as he approaches what he considers hallowed ground, is in heaven.

That night they’re awakened by mysterious sounds echoing through the woods, and whooping vocalizations that might be Bigfoot, but that might also be locals screwing with them. Either way, they’re not welcome here and so Jim and Kelly decide to get out come sun-up but, as they quickly discover, it might already be too late, and as the sun goes down for the second time and they find themselves retracing the steps of Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin they discover the truth behind Bigfoot and the disturbing meaning of the term “forest bride.”

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Steven Wilson Posts ABBA “The Day Before You Came” Cover

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:18

Steven Wilson is easily one of my favorite songwriters in today’s generation. His work in Porcupine Tree and Blackfield is nothing short of fantastic and his production work with Opeth really added a lot of depth and dimension to their already stellar work.

That’s why it’s really fascinating to hear about his upcoming solo album Cover Version, which features six original tracks and six covers that give an insight to Wilson’s musical influences. This album takes the material the limited edition Cover Verion singles series offered between 2003 and 2010. Coming out July 8th, you can pre-order the album here.

Below you can hear Wilson’s cover of “The Day Before You Came”, which was originally written and recorded by ABBA. It’s a somewhat mournful version, especially considering the somewhat upbeat nature of the original.

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‘Stars Wars’ Spinoff #2 Director Announced!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:18

The Star Wars franchise is taking off in a way nobody expected, and it’s hard to tell if they’re getting ahead of themselves, or setting up something special like Marvel did with Avengers.

Right now J.J. Abrams is off shooting Episode VII, all while Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards is developing an unnamed spinoff.

Lucasfilm and Disney are now setting up a second (of a rumored three) standalone Star Wars films, this time attaching Chronicle, pictured below, and Fantastic Four‘s Josh Trank to direct!

Early speculation is that one solo film will follow Yoda, with the other hunting down Boba Fett.

Clearly, the top brass at the studios are in the right mindset when it comes to talent, and all three directors are exciting. Now, if the three spinoffs are truly in development, I’m dying to know who will take the reigns on the third. Any guesses?

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‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Its Own Pinball Game!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:58

Now this is something related to The Walking Dead that I can get into. A pinball game! It comes from a collaboration between Telltale and Zen studios. Apparently there’s a bit of decision making that goes into the actual gameplay. They’re calling it “choice-driven gameplay” and that the player will be tasked with “choosing who to save and who to leave behind in a walker attack, solving problems and keeping up morale within the group, searching for food and supplies, acquiring important tools, and navigating through the herd amidst an oncoming walker breach.

The game will be available on console, mobile devices and your PC later in the year.

It also focusses primarily on the storyline for Season 1. Which might be a good thing. Check out the trailer below!

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[TV] Showtime Stitches “Penny Dreadful” Together For Second Season

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:52

Showtime has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series “Penny Dreadful”, Bloody Disgusting is told.

The network has given an expanded order of ten episodes to the series.

Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan, “Penny Dreadful” has been embraced by the network’s subscribers, drawing 4.8 million weekly viewers across platforms since its launch.

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful” will go into production, and will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 launch.

The fifth episode of the series airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT is not to be missed – viewers will learn the shocking truth behind the bond that connects Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Vanessa (Eva Green) and Mina (Olivia Llewellyn). Leading up to this Sunday’s episode, SHOWTIME will air two Penny Dreadful marathons on Saturday, June 7th, before and after the 10 p.m. television premiere of The Last Exorcism Part II. Episodes 101 through 104 of Penny Dreadful will air from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then again from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Viewers hoping to catch up on what they’ve missed so far can also watch the first four episodes on Showtime ON DEMAND and Showtime ANYTIME. For a sneak peek at Sunday night’s episode, go to: s.sho.com/1mSeJ9D.

In “Penny Dreadful”, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). “Penny Dreadful” is executive produced by John Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.

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Lin Shaye Goes Crazy In This ‘The Signal’ Clip

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:41

In this new clip from Focus Features’ June 13 release of William Eubank’s thriller The Signal, which Ryan Daley reviewed out of the Sundance Film Festival, Laurence Fishburne interviewes Lin Shaye, whom apparently has lost her mind. He’s quarantined and ready for action…action being the use of a gun in a briefcase?

The full cast includes Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet, Jeffrey Grover and Laurence Fishburne, and follows a group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.

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[Exclusive] Preview: “Hellblazer Vol. 8: Rake At The Gates Of Hell”

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:13

Anticipation runs high with the upcoming Constantine TV series, and what better time to read or revisit those brilliant “Hellblazer” comics. Vertigo releases “Hellblazer Vol 8: Rake At The Gates Of Hell” today, collecting issues #78-83 of Garth Ennis’ run, and “Heartland” #1. Take a look at the beautiful cover art and a preview below.

WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ART BY: Steve Dillon
COVER: Cliff Chiang
PUBLISHER: Veritgo
PRICE: $19.99
RELEASE: Jun 4 2014

John Constantine heads toward a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot! While trying to save his remaining friends, Constantine has a final reunion with his lost love Kit. Collects HELLBLAZER #78-83 plus HEARTLAND #1

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Hallway Littered In Blood a ‘Rigor Mortis’ Battleground (Clip)

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:29

Well Go USA recently announced that Juno Mak’s festival fav, Rigor Mortis, reviewed by Mike Pereira here, 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).

We now have an really crazy new clip for the haunter starring Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Kara Hui, Richard Ng, Hoi-Pang Lo, and Hee Chang Paw. Watch as two creatures(?) prepare for battle down a long, bloody hallway.

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.

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‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Silent Hill’: Previously Unseen Effects Work!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:17

Paul Jones Effects Studio has been going behind-the-scenes crazy on their Facebook page sharing incredible never-before-seen images and videos from the set of films like Resident Evil and Silent Hill!

Below we’ve embedded quite a few videos ranging from an awesome green screen shot of the Axeman from Resident Evil: Retribution to them prepping a zombie dog in Resident Evil: Afterlife (easily my favorite).

You’ll find tons more at the above link, and I expect it to be updated with tons more in the coming months.

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Devin Townsend’s Casualties Of Cool Releases Horror/Sci-Fi Animated Video

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:00

Musical mad scientist Devin Townsend and vocalist Ché Aimee Dorval comprise the duo known as Casualties Of Cool, a new project that is more in line with country than the rock and metal that Townsend is known for. In fact, Townsend states that the music, “…sounds like Johnny Cash songs. Late night music, completely isolated sounding and different than anything I’ve done.

To give people a taste, the duo has released an official music video for the track “Mountain Top”, which was animated by Jessica Cope. The video shows an astronaut who lands on a planet that is more nightmarish than one would ever hope. Skeleton arms pop out of the land, eager to pull whatever they can into the ground. There’s also a strange woman who reminds me of the orb from Heavy Metal.

Head below to watch the video [courtesy of The Independent].

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Ti West’s Western Shoots ‘Sinister’ Star

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:59

James Ransone (Sinister 2, Inside Man) has been cast opposite John Travolta and Ethan Hawke in director Ti West‘s In a Valley of Violence, writes Deadline.

The Western, also written by The Sacrament helmer West, tracks a drifter (Hawke) seeking revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend.

Ransone, pictured, will play the son of Travolta’s character in a cast that last month added Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan as sisters who run the local town hotel.

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UK Press Delivered Dog’s Leg For ‘Cheap Thrills’ Release

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:53

Drafthouse Films’ Cheap Thrills is already on DVD and Blu-ray here in the States, but the UK is about to get a heavy dose of violence in theaters this Friday.

Setting up for the release, Total Film just tweeted the following promo item sent to their offices, the leg of a dog made out of cake. Personally, I’d eat the cake and then ask questions later, but those who have seen the film know this is a truly hysterical part of the E.L. Katz-directed thriller.

“Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic, and obscenely wealthy, stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much-needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.

We've just been delivered a #CheapThrills cake. At least, we *hope* it's a cake. #RIPFido pic.twitter.com/EpfOmXazMm

— Total Film (@totalfilm) June 4, 2014

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‘RoboCop’ Throws First Pitch At Comerica Park!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:23

Even though the statue unveiling was a media disaster, RoboCop still took over the city of Detroit Tuesday as the crime fighter hit the streets to meet and take pictures with fans in celebration of “RoboCopDay” and the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.

RoboCop visited iconic landmarks including The Monument to Joe Louis, The Spirit of Detroit, 8 Mile and Comerica Park.

Additionally, RoboCop visited top radio stations at Clear Channel, CBS Radio and Greater Media Detroit, and even did the weather on WJBK-TV, the local Fox affiliate. The day concluded as he threw the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a commemorative RoboCop poster and some lucky fans taking home a copy of the new Blu-ray. RoboCop took photos with players, invaded the press box and kept the peace with passionate fans.

Check it all out below!

Photo Credit: Photo credit: Robert Bruce Photography/Thinkjam/MGM/Sony

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‘Driver’s’ Refn Hosts Restored ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Screening (Video)

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:16

About a month ago it was revealed that Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is a huge horror fan.

While at one point he was helping out on the Maniac Cop remake, he’s currently developing The Bringing, inspired by the widely circulated video of a young woman who displayed erratic behavior in an elevator at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.

Colin Geddes, the man behind the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, was on hand for a screening of the newly restored 4K digital restoration of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in The Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), a showcase of new directors, independent and avant-guard films presented outside competition and parallel to the main festival.

Showing his true love for the genre, Refn hosted said event, and Mr. Geddes was awesome enough to record it all! Watch as one of Hollywood’s biggest up-and-comers talks about the 1974 masterpiece that changes horror cinema forever.

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Linkin Park Releases New Track With System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:10

Alt-rock band Linkin Park has released a stream of a new track entitled “Rebellion”, which features System Of A Down‘s Daron Malakian. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album The Hunting Party, which comes out June 17th. You can hear the track below.

What I’ve noticed about each of the tracks that the band has released so far is that they all sound super compressed. The cymbals don’t sound like their being hit, they sound like their distorting. It’s upsetting because even though I’m not the biggest Linkin Park fan I still recognize that they have a lot of dynamics going on in their songs. However, instead of highlighting those, they opted to even everything out and it all sounds like one mess. What a shame.

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Mastodon Streams Amazing New Track “Chimes At Midnight”

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:30

Metal band Mastodon have released a stream of “Chimes At Midnight”, my personal favorite track from their new album Once More ‘Round The Sun, which comes out June 24th. You can, and absolutely should, head down below to listen to this amazing track.

Also, check out our review of Once More ‘Round The Sun here.

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Danny Elfman’s ‘Music From The Films Of Tim Burton’ Coming To L.A.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 19:45

After performing at a sold out crowd at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Music From The Films Of Tim Burton concert will be coming to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 31st, perfectly timed for Halloween. The concert event features music from films such as Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice In Wonderland, as well as selections from A Nightmare Before Christmas which will be performed by composer Danny Elfman himself.

Conductor John Mauceri will lead the orchestra for these selections while clips from the film, which will be projected on screens, will accompany the performances. A second performance is slated for November 2nd in Anaheim, CA.

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Marvel Has Their ‘Dr. Strange’ Director!!

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 19:20

Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Scott Derrickson, pictured below, even if Sinister wasn’t my favorite of his works. I quite enjoyed his modern day take on The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose had its moments. While we have yet to see his latest genre offering, Deliver Us From Evil, he’s already being propelled into Marvel stardom by becoming the new director on Dr. Strange!

Variety explains that talks are still early, but sources say Derrickson is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.

The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”

The pic will be produced by Kevin Feige. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.

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Limo Gets ‘Submerged’ In Thrilling First Trailer

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 19:14

THR gets all wet with the first trailer for director Steven C. Miller’s (Under The Bed, Aggression Scale) Submerged, which features Tim Daley, Mario Van Peebles, Jonathan Bennett and Rosa Salazar in a heap of trouble.

Penned by Mother’s Day‘s Scott Milam, “the film sees a limo ride home from a party turning into a terrifying ordeal for a group of college kids. A young woman and her friends have been targeted by a ring of vengeful kidnappers and must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.

Watch as a great night turns into a limo ride from hell…

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McDonald’s New “Happy” Logo Injected Into Horror Films

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 19:12

Earlier this month McDonald’s unveiled “Happy”, their new mascot that looks like an psychotic Happy Meal box overeager (much like a car salesman) to sell you some food.

Critics everywhere have been slamming the new centerpiece for being too frightening for kids. Frankly, I think McDonald’s just got a bit cooler.

Whatever the case may be, there’s outrage, so Foodiggity took it upon themselves to insert “Happy” into various horror films where, well, he belongs.

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