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DANGER: Supercut of People “Checking It Out”!

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:41

“If you find yourself in a scary movie, stick close to everyone. The moment you split up, you’re hacked up.”

Slacktory uploaded this hilarious gem of a supercut to their YouTUbe channel in which they pull footage of characters saying “I’ll check it out,” a no-no in the horror world.

The below video was edited by Alex Moschina. You’ll find a massive reference list at the above link.

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GTFO: ‘Tusk’ Photo Reveals Bloodied Justin Long!

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:29

This Reddit user shared our first look at Justin Long on the set of Kevin Smith’s upcoming horror film, Tusk, about a man (Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).

Check out this nasty image that shows Long stitched together into one nasty lump of flesh and covered in blood. Blech. I’m in.

The pic, inspired by The Human Centipede, also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. It was acquired by A24 for release later this year.

Update: the source of the image is none other than Kevin Smith!

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[Crowd Source This] ‘Fonotune’ Rocks to Guitar Wolf!

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:12

Those of you who haven’t seen the incredible Japanese zombie flick Wild Zero need to do so STAT. Those who have, well, they know just how badass Guitar Wolf is.

Now on Kickstarter is a project called Fonotune, which is nearly completed and seeking finishing funds.

Directed by German filmmaker Fabian Huebner (avant*garde and Visiting Uwe), Fonotune blends the cinema of Japan with a comic book and modern graphic design aesthetic to produce a visually striking electric fairytale reminiscent of Daft Punk’s Electroma and George Lucas’ THX-­1138.

Set during a single strange day in an undefined time and place, Fonotune follows the drifter Mono (Huebner), teenage street hooker Stereo (Yamashita Yuho), and lo-­fi cowboy Analog (Watanabe Kazushi) on an epic odyssey through an apocalyptic urban landscape to deliver some mysterious cassettes to the enigmatic rocker Blitz (Guitar Wolf Seiji).

With photography in Japan and Berlin already completed, Fonotune expects to wrap production in summer 2014, with a release in early 2015.

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‘The Strangers’ Director and His Serial Killer Robot, ‘Abe’

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:07

Last August MGM acquired rights to make a feature out of Abe,” a short film by British writer/director/VFX artist Rob McLellan.

McLellan is to write and direct the feature about a robot serial killer, only now The Strangers‘s Bryan Bertino is doing a rewrite, says Deadline.

Kevin Misher and Steve Tzirlin produce.

We’ve actually embedded the insanely disturbing short below, which is brilliant in the idea that a serial killer has no soul – much like a robot…

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‘The Quiet Ones’ Whispers to Home Video

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:46

Inspired by actual events, the thriller The Quiet Ones (read our review) is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The eerie supernatural story will be available two weeks earlier on Digital HD August 5. The film stars Jared Harris (TV’s “Mad Men”), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (Open Grave), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Vampire Academy) and Olivia Cooke (TV’s “Bates Motel”).

When a crazed university professor (Harris) and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian (Claflin) and his fellow students find themselves far from help…and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.

The Quiet Ones Blu-ray exclusive material includes the “Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones” featurette that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the unforgettable thriller as well as the “Manifesting Evil: Visual Effects” featurette. The Blu-ray and DVD both include audio commentary with director John Pogue and producer Tobin Armbrust, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

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Trailer Heads ‘Beneath’ For Terror

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:42

Ben Ketai’s Beneath, which premiering at the Los Angeles Screamfest Horror Film Festival last October, will be arriving on VOD June 27 from IFC Midnight.

We now have the official trailer for the pic starring Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, Brent Briscoe, Mark L Young and Eric Etebari.

Heading deep underground, “A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.

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‘Cold In July’ Clip Has Road Rage, Leads to a Fist Fight

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:30

Here’s yet another clip from the Sundance thriller Cold In July, directed by Stake Land and We Are What We Are‘s Jim Mickle.

Opening May 23, here’s a second clip from the pic that’s to feature scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses.

Based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale, “On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice.

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‘Gets Out Alive’ Tackles The Perspective Of Killers About Their Survivor Girls

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:30

Here’s one that’s a little different than what we normally post. Akron, OH rock band Survivor Girl has released an EP entitled Gets Out Alive that tackles the topic of what killers are thinking when it comes to their victims who got away, the eponymous “Survivor Girl”.

The EP description reads:

Killers in horror movies are so misunderstood. They just want to spend some alone time with the objects of their affections. Imagine Norman Bates fronting a rock & roll band in the 1950s.

Head below to stream this album!

Gets Out Alive EP by Survivor Girl

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[TV] “Extant” Promos Gets Weirder and Weirder

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:25

Okay, so, I still have no idea what’s going on in CBS’ forthcoming sci-fi thriller “Extant,” premiering July 9.

From what I could gather, the series is about an evil android boy. At least that’s what I thought.

This new spot just hit, focusing on Halle Berry’s 13-month solo mission. It implies that she’s been impregnated with an alien child and brought it back to Earth. The question I have is as to if this child is the same as the seemingly android one, or if that’s the central focus of conflict? I’m highly intrigued by all of this and can’t wait to see more.

‘Extant’ is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly Woods (Berry), trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

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What the ‘Mech’ Just Happened?!

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:16

A viral campaign has launched for an unknown film that’s focus is on a new street drug called “Mech”.

Their new television PSA highlights an addict who faced mech addiction and implores viewers to share their stories with DontDoMech.com because, well, you are not alone.

A clue into the film’s story comes with their reported “Australian case”, which sounds mortifying.

We received more information on the reported mech case in Melbourne. On May 30th at 3:47am, a male, mid 20′s arrived into the Emergency ward delirious and complaining of severe stomach pains. When medical staff tried to treat him, he went into a fit of rage destroying expensive medical equipment. While trying to subdue him, four staff were seriously injured. Police on duty at Royal Melbourne Hospital were called to the scene. Bath salts and a speed overdose were suspected, but autopsy has confirmed Mech was present in his system. A jagged metallic structure was excised from his abdomen, the size of a softball. Doctors are still trying to determine what the metallic structure is made of.

Witnesses say the man seemed “possessed” and was speaking incoherently. The scene was described as “gruesome”. The victims body was said to be covered in open lesions. All four medical staff remain in stable but serious condition.

The victims family was notified early Friday morning. They wish their son remain anonymous.

This violent incident ended in tragedy, not unlike previous reports on our soil.

Clearly this looks sci-fi, but with horror elements. Go comb through the site and see what else you discover.

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Inaugural MondoCon to Take Place During Fantastic Fest!

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:05

Mondo is thrilled to officially announce its inaugural MondoCon event, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings.

A full schedule of events will be unveiled in the coming months, but for now Mondo is excited to present the first round of guests in attendance, including fan favorite artists & legends like celebrated comics artist & Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, Basil Gogos, Geof Darrow and Bernie Wrightson. To mark the occasion, Mondo is also announcing Mignola’s poster for The Bride of Frankenstein.

FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:

Richey Beckett / Basil Gogos / Gary Pullin
Anne Benjamin / JJ Harrison / Arik Roper
Geof Darrow / Jock / Jay Shaw
Jason Edmiston / Phantom City Creative / Tiny Kitten Teeth
Francesco Francavilla / Mike Mignola / Bernie Wrightson

Mondo has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and a brand new area that was cryptically teased with this Iron Giant tweet. MondoCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fants of film, art, collectibles & music to mix with their creators.

Tickets for MondoCon will go sale Wednesday, June 4 at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MondoCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest.

Details for Mike Mignola’s The Bride of Frankenstein print (shown below via EW), on sale Thursday, June 5 at MondoTees.com

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
by Mike Mignola
Edition size: 325
Dimensions: 21×32
Price: $50

Follow @MondoNews for exact sale time.

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‘Alien 5′: Sigourney Weaver Wants to Finish Ripley’s Story

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:01

A lot was going on at The Hero Complex Film Festival including an event honoring Ellen Ripley with a double feature of Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens.

What made this such a special is that Sigourney Weaver was on hand to speak about the 35-year-old franchise that’s spawned multiple sequels and a spinoff.

While you’ll find the nitty gritty over at Collider, the biggest story to break is that Weaver is still open to returning as Ripley in a fifth Alien.

The long-gestured Alien 5 has never been kept secret as it’s always been alluded to that it would send Ripley back to the Xenomorph planet to destroy it, killing the creatures once and for all.

Weaver tells the audience that she would return if the situation were right, and that includes hiring a director that shares her vision.

I feel after going to a couple of these Comic Cons and meeting so many fans who are so passionate about the series, passionate about Ripley — that there’s more story to tell; but I don’t know how to do that. I don’t think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is where I was afraid it was going to go. I feel it should take place in the far reaches of the universe where no one in their right mind would go. There are very few filmmakers that I can think of that I would want to entrust this to. But I can think of a couple… I feel there’s a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn’t want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it’s hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story. I think that would be very satisfying at least to me — although I haven’t done anything about it; but I can understand why that could happen and I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing that. So we’ll just have to see what happens.

Her attitude hasn’t changed much since the last time she spoke about it, but it’s nice to know that she personally feels a lack of resolve, and would like to see Ripley’s arc come to an end.

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Edgar Allen Poe Rap Battles Stephen King

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 14:45

The lyrical lunatics over at Epic Rap Battles Of History have released a new rap battle that is perfect for the horror world! They’ve pitted (pun intended) noted poet and author Edgar Allen Poe against the modern day award-winning horror novelist Stephen King in a battle for the aeons! It’s “The Raven” vs. “Cujo”, “The Masque Of Red Death” vs. “The Shining”. It’s all that and more! Check it out down below!

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[Books] Excerpt: Danie Ware’s “Ecko Burning”

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 14:18

Titan Books released a new novel from Danie Ware today, “Ecko Burning”, which combines fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. James Lovegrove calls it “The Matrix meets Game of Thrones”. We’ve got an exclusive look at the genre-defying epic below.

Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing.

Seeking weapons, Ecko and his companions follow a trail of myth and rumour to a ruined city where both nightmare and shocking truth lie in wait.

Back in London, the Bard is offered the opportunity to realise everything he has ever wanted – if he will give up his soul.

When all of these things come together, the world will change beyond recognition.

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