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‘Fright Night’s’ Tom Holland Bites Into ‘Fresh Blood’

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:35

Bloody reader Rob Smith tipped us off to a surprising story over on foreign horror site Aullidos where they break the news on a new vampire film from Fright Night director Tom Holland.

The site reports that Holland has teamed with Extinction writer Juan de Dios Garduño (“And Despite Everything”) on a new vampire pic, Bad Blood, which tells the story of a group of teenage vampires who kidnap a bus driver and his daughter to attend a concert.

He is working with both Holland and Fernando Martin Samper on the screenplay with the aim of creating something in the spirit of eighties-style Lost Boys and Fright Night.

The plot perfectly sets up an 80’s-esque horror drama, but I’m not sure about Holland as a director anymore. The last feature he got behind the camera for was nearly 20 years ago… the 1996 Thinner.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gets Blu-ray Release With Original Trilogy!

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:22

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD), and two-disc DVD releases of George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, set for release on September 1st.

Available the same day will be the Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology, which will include Mad Max (1979), The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Mad Max: Fury Road on Blu-ray disc. The anthology also includes the documentary “Madness of Max” on DVD along with Mad Max Anthology trading cards.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Both Blu-ray Combo Packs and the DVD are set to include:
Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
The Tools of the Wasteland
The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome
Fury Road: Crash & Smash
Deleted Scenes

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Art, Images For Rosamund Pike Thriller ‘Return to Sender’

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:12

Image/RJL Entertainment shares the following art and insanely boring imagery for Return to Sender, which features an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Prince of Tides), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (Sorority Row, “Dancing with the Stars”).

Return to Sender opens in limited theaters and on VOD August 14, 2015.

In this intense psychological thriller, Rosamund Pike stars as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. But everything may not be as it appears.

Return to Sender was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett.

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Horror Movies Set In the Cold to Help You Survive the Heat!

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:08

Summer heat is in full effect y’all, and I’m dying. Not literally, of course, but here in Austin we’ve just begun to enter 100 degree weather. It sucks. So sometimes I like to pop in a horror movie with a cold setting to torture myself even more. Below is a list of some cold-set horror films that I like to watch. What are some of yours?

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Wild Eye Releases Trailer and Key Art for ‘The Horror Network’

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:01

Wild Eye Releasing, the distribution company responsible for unleashing films such as Blood Slaughter Massacre and Raiders of the Lost Shark onto the masses, have released the trailer and key art for the upcoming anthology The Horror Network. This first volume in what is a planned series of tales was created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner, featuring segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma. A DVD with exclusive special features is scheduled for an October release.

Generally speaking, I’m usually a fan of anthologies and I’ve quite enjoyed some of Wild Eye’s releases in the past, so this is something I’m looking forward to. Whatever that creature-person-thing is from the poster that is also seen crawling and screaming in the trailer ranks pretty high on the creepy scale. This could be fun.

Synopsis:

Serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworld monsters and creepy stalkers collide in this frightening anthology. Five of horror’s most promising new directing talents join forces to pay homage to classic horror like Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt, V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, and weave an unforgettable, disturbing tapestry of terror.

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[Blu-ray Review] ‘The Unwanted,’ Starring Hannah Fierman

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:00

Writer/director Bret Wood’s The Unwanted is the story of Carmilla (Christen Orr), a young drifter on the hunt to find out more information about her mother (Kylie Brown). Carmilla doesn’t have much to work with, but she does have an address that her mother supposedly lived at previously. The address leads her to a small mural town and the home of Laura (Hannah Fierman) and her father, Troy (William Katt). The address appears to be a dead end as Troy explains to Carmilla that no one else has lived at that home. Carmilla heads to the local diner to contemplate her next move.

At the diner Carmilla runs into Laura once more. Laura is a little tough to judge at first. At times she seems like she’s a bit emotionally unstable, but then it could be she’s just a small town girl looking to break out into the outside world. Whatever Laura’s deal is, she’s fascinated by Carmilla. The two begin to talk and Laura explains that while her father technically didn’t lie to her, he wasn’t completely honest. Turns out Carmilla’s mother stayed on a trailer located on Troy’s property for about 6 months.

From here on out we learn that everyone has some deep, dark secret they’ve been trying to keep hidden for years. As Carmilla begins to dig deeper to discover the truth about her mother, her and Laura begin to grow closer. This budding relationship greatly angers Troy, who believes he lost his wife to Carmilla’s mother years ago in a similar fashion and does not want to have the same thing happen with Laura.

If you’re familiar with Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” you kind of know where this story is going once you meet a character named Carmilla. At some point, it’s going to get to lesbian vampires. We eventually get that with Carmilla and Laura as they have a few blood-soaked intimate moments. Overall Wood takes a very loose approach to adapting Sheridan Le Fanu’s tale, giving it a more contemporary, Southern gothic feel. It just never all really comes together.

The story is a little slow, taking a bit before we actually get into it. Once we’re there, it doesn’t really make sense. Carmilla and Laura don’t have much chemistry. Laura certainly seems to have an interest in Carmilla, but none of it feels natural. And I suppose that’s part of the point, it shouldn’t feel natural, but there should be something that clicks.

The performances are iffy across the board. Fierman is far and away the highlight of the film. She seems to have a real knack for playing these adorable, but oddball characters that have a very sinister and dark side to them. With that said she tends to be a little uneven at times. I’m not sure if that blame falls on her or the script. Either way it would have been fun to see her take it up a notch. I’d love to see a director just let her loose for 80 minutes.

I have to talk about the music of The Unwanted. I don’t want to, but I can’t let it go. A few times throughout the movie a very generic rock music plays. I don’t know what it is. I don’t think it’s anything from an actual band, but rather something created by the film’s composer Paul Mercer. Whatever it is, it’s just not very good. The few times I was actually starting to get into the movie this music would play and totally take me out of it, so that was a bummer.

The Unwanted does manage to go out on a bang. The last 10 minutes or so are actually quite tense, despite that music rearing it’s ugly head once more. Part of it is even shockingly brutal. This is where Wood showcases his talents as a director and this is what I’d like to see more of. The overall idea presented here is pretty solid. Despite it having multiple adaptations, the story of “Carmilla” still lends itself well to the world of film. It’s possible with a bit more fine tuning, and much better music, Wood could deliver a piece of work that is more comparable to the likes of The Vampire Lovers or The Blood Splattered Bride. Unfortunately The Unwanted is not that movie.

The Unwanted is available now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber with special features that include a making of documentary and a short film from director Wood.

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Top 5 Kills In Horror From Richy Nix

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:00

I have a confession to make: I LOVE hearing about a horror fan’s favorite kills! People get so passionate talking about their favorite scenes and it’s so exciting to see them get fired up about them!

That’s why I’m excited to host Richy Nix‘s Top 5 Kills In Horror, which showcase some really unconventional choices, ones that normally don’t get chosen.

Nix opens up by saying:

Compiling a list of my favorite horror film kills is super tough. My thoughts start to race as I think of 100s…if not 1000s of scenes.

I had to really sit down and talk with a childhood friend who has watched a lot of the films with me. Some of my favorite kills are when the kills are ultra-gory or make me laugh my ass off!

Check out his list in the pages ahead!

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What Happens When Freddy’s Nightmares Dream Deeply?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:54

You might have seen horrifically trippy images flooding your newsfeeds on social media over the last few weeks thanks to dreamdeeply.com tinkering with some mad science out of Google HQ.

Do computers dream? Of course they do. Have you ever wondered how that might look? Thanks to Google Deep Dream that just went open source, we can all now use our own photos and see for ourselves. Have fun!

With dreams involved naturally turned to the most sinister of sandmen, Freddy Krueger, to see if his slumber world distortions could be abstracted to cause even more nightmares.  Grab a coffee and take a look at the results below.


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[TV Review] “Scream” Episode 1.04: ‘Aftermath’

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:51

After last week’s major character death, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that “Aftermath” slowed things down a bit and allowed the characters to actually deal with a good friend’s death. Scream has been criticized for having unlikable characters, and “Aftermath” was a step forward in making some previously unlikable characters (Brooke) somewhat relatable. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for all of the characters (Jake and Will, again), so the episode was sort of a mixed bag.

“Aftermath” marks the first episode of Scream where no one was killed off. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it means that we do get to spend more time with these characters. The downside of this is that there wasn’t a lot of suspense to the episode. The teen soap opera feel was in full effect this week. It was an exposition-heavy episode that slowly built the mythology of the series and gave us some insight into the Brandon James story. It was nice to get an explanation on the masks design as well (it was used to protect Brandon’s face after his facial surgeries).

I want to take a moment to talk about Brooke. Based on the comments over the previous weeks, many people seem to loathe her. I can kind of understand this, as she has been portrayed as a selfish bitch. This episode is pushing her into “misunderstood and damaged” selfish bitch territory, which is kind of predictable, but if it gets more people on her side then I’m all for it. It was nice to see that Brooke wasn’t a robot and actually felt something over Riley’s death. Her breakdown was something we didn’t see when Nina died (though to be fair, no one really seemed to care when Nina died), and it was important to instill some humanity in her. You can see the series gears at work to make Brooke a likable character. I suspect it will be some time before we see her get killed off, especially since a blackmailing subplot with her dad just came up.

The less said about this subplot this better, as it is undoubtedly the weakest part of the episode. I have no doubt that will and Jake are behind the blackmailing, which makes it even less interesting. Why is Brooke’s dad even getting his own subplot? It seems counterproductive to take more screen time away from the central cast of characters, so we will just have to see how it pans out in future episodes, but my hopes are not high.

Faring slightly better is Piper, who gets a bit more to do this week, albeit not much. Her screen time is mostly devoted to her eavesdropping on other characters. She does get some interation with Emma (and shows some brains when she tells Emma that she can tell the police aren’t confident), but other than that nothing really happens with Ms. Shay. With only six episodes left this season, Scream would be smart to start giving her more to do.

The main focus on the episode was on Emma, Noah and Audrey, as they followed clues sent by the killer to a very creepy section of the hospital. After following a trail of blood to a room with a pig corpse (the same pig whose heart was sent to Maggie in the pilot) they stumble upon Nina’s laptop with a bunch of video files with people’s names on them. This is obviously an attempt to link the main Emma arc with the super boring Jake/Will blackmail subplot, so hopefully that works out into everyone’s favor. Poor Emma was caught in the crossfire as Noah and Audrey accidentally uploaded a video of her first time with Will to a Listserv comprised of all of her classmates. Way to go, guys!

“Aftermath” was a necessary, if unexciting, episode of Scream. More time was spent establishing these characters and we gained some more insight into the Brandon James mystery. This is all well and good, but let’s kill someone next week, shall we?

Random Notes

  • So Brandon James is clearly still alive, yes? I’m assuming he just got a new face since there were so many mentions of the mask being for his face post-surgery.
  • The killer uses a voice changer app. That’s so Scream 4.
  • Um, the police didn’t “get Tyler.” His car crashed and they happened upon it. There’s a difference. There’s a difference.
  • “Emma, maybe you should take your friend to see one of those grief counselors.” -Sheriff Hudson is a terrible sheriff.
  • I’m not a girl, so I’m very intrigued: do girls stress out about picking funeral nail polish? Or is that just a Brooke thing?
  • “My friends are dead and everyone hates me.” -I know I mentioned it above, but I really liked all of Brooke’s scenes tonight.
  • “That’s sketchy logic.” – Audrey, when Emma explains why the killer might not kill her. Audrey is quickly becoming my favorite character on the show. Her and Noah are supposed to be the audience surrogates, but I find myself more in tune with Audrey. Noah’s monologues still feel a little forced to me.
  • “Maybe we should split up.” “Hey that is not even remotely funny!” -Audrey, again. See what I mean?
  • Maybe this is just me, but I really hate the “character waiting on something to download/upload before someone walks in the room” trope. It’s so overdone.
  • “Too obvious.” -Audrey, when “Thunderbitch” doesn’t work as Nina’s password. Times like this make me wish Scream was on a premium channel so they could have just said “Thundercunt.”
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Map of Horror Movies Heads to Europe!

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:48

Remember the incredible U.S. Map of Horror Movies?

Well, now we’re taking you to Europe with the “European Map of Horror Movies,” which comes courtesy of Horror On Screen.

Andrew Brick delivers the following graphic that displays about 200 horror movies for 44 countries of geographical Europe!

While I expected certain countries to carry more horror than others, I was surprised to learn that it’s pretty evenly spread about.

France has a killer collection – including High Tension, Martyrs, Inside and Frontier(s) – while England is brimming with classics such as An American Werewolf In London to Shaun of the Dead.

If you could only pick one batch of films to watch, which would you choose and why?

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‘Stasis’ Puts a Unique Twist On Giving Up

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 18:36

In a brief new teaser for the spooky sci-fi indie Stasis, we get to watch its lead character, John, kill himself by ventilating his abdomen with a shard of glass, Seppuku style. I’ve spent enough time with early prototypes of the game to appreciate the value of such a feature, which injects some guilt into the all-too-familiar act of giving up.

Knowing I have this option for when I need it may motivate me to keep John alive, in spite of my morbid desire to see all of the death animations. I can, and do, blame games like Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space for making death an awesome thing to behold. When you’ve seen Leon take a chainsaw to the neck or watched as a helpless Isaac gets zombiefied by a creature that more or less resembles the creepy head spider form of The Thing, you begin to develop a taste for it.

I should probably be worried about the celebratory relationship that horror games have with death — and non-horror too, as explored by the likes of Dark Souls and Gears of War — or how frighteningly appealing that kind of thing is to me.

I’ll put a pin in that for now, because I’m too distracted by how cool it’d be if Dead Space let me reenact that glorious impalement death from Jason X, with a Marker in the place of a man-sized floor screw. That scene wasn’t as memorable as the one where Jason transformed two topless holograms into bludgeoning tools, but I can’t picture a situation in which a Necromorph could keep Isaac inside a sleeping bag long enough to do much with him.

Stasis releases later this year on PC. You can pre-order the game on its official website.

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Music From ‘Psycho’ And ‘It Follows’ Swapped And It Works!

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:38

House By The Video Store has created a very cool mashup by taking several scenes, including the infamous shower murder, from Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho and replacing Bernard Herrmann’s phenomenal score with the music of Disasterpeace from the film It Follows, pulling off a movie they call the “Soundtrack Swap”.

HBTVS write, “Two films 54 years apart each take on a slightly new life when their soundtracks are exchanged.

What’s really cool is that not only did Disasterpeace’s music get put on Psycho but Bernard Herrmann’s score was placed on It Follows and it works surprisingly well! I’m sure there are films where swapping out soundtracks wouldn’t work in the slightest but this isn’t one of those times. In fact, this is a very clever and exciting way to explore how music can have a tremendous impact on a scene.

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Robert Kirkman Knows How “The Walking Dead” Will End

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:24

In a chat with Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman opened up about the plans and visions he has for the show, noting that he has a clear idea of where the series is heading.

Kirkman stated in the podcast:

It’s a very popular show, and [the executives at AMC] seem to want it to go for fifty seasons. And it may go for fifty seasons, but there is definitely an end point at some point. The idea is that this story that’s longer than it has any business being, but it’s that length and watching those characters evolve over that time that’s gonna make it be this piece, that when it’s all done, you’ll look back on it and be like ‘what the hell, I thought they were just killing zombies. There’s totally an arc here and a thing going on, and I didn’t think the story was about this!

I do hope that “The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that when it ends, it’s like, ‘good thing we took care of those zombies.’

People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’s’ very bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, yeah, it’s horrible. People [are] getting their loved ones eaten and they’re having a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many, many years, so I think it’s a very hopeful story about humanity overcoming this insurmountable, apocalyptic situation… it’s just gonna take them a long time to do it.

As we reported last year, the team behind the hit show are already well ahead of the curve, stating that they know what’s going to happen in season 12, even though we’re only just now entering the sixth season.

Weigh in here, fans. How would you want the show to end?

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Korn Announces October Headlining Tour

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:16

Nu-metal titans Korn have announced that they will be embarking on a US headlining tour for nearly the entirety of October. The tour kicks off October 1st in Chicago and will wrap up on the 30th in Oakland. Support will come from Suicide Silence and Islander.

Korn will be touring in support of their last album, The Paradigm Shift, which came out October of 2013.

I’m that weird guy who loves rock and metal and just could never get into Korn for the life of me. They have a few songs here and there that I really enjoy but, overall, they don’t do a damn thing for me. And having seen them live at a few festivals, I’ll say that their live show also disappoints. If you’re a fan, enjoy. If not, stay away.

Tour dates:
10/1 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/2 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
10/3 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/5 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/6 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
10/8 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/9 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance
10/12 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/14 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/15 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/16 Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
10/18 Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
10/19 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/20 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/22 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
10/23 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/27 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
10/30 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater

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‘Resident Evil 2′ Fan Remake Coming This Summer

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:59

Capcom has made a significant effort to update their older titles, including the early entries in the Resident Evil series that had a monumental impact on shaping the horror genre into what it is today.

Remasters have become so popular lately because they’re profitable, thanks largely to their being cheap to make and having pre-installed audiences. It’s why we’ll soon be seeing a prettier Resident Evil 0, and eventually, I’m sure, a revisit to arguably the best game in the series.

If Capcom is ever going to remake one of their games — as in rebuild it from the ground up, as opposed to a remaster, which rarely means more than a fresh coat of paint — chances are Resident Evil 2 is going to get the VIP treatment. A remake/remaster is inevitable, but both will take time. Lucky for us, we have Resident Evil 2: Reborn.

Reborn is a Unreal Engine 4-powered fan remake of the now 17 year-old game that’s been in development for a long time, relatively speaking. Its alpha is slated for a release this summer, and like the “official” release, the alpha will be available for free.

To learn more about it, check out InvaderGames on their official website.

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[Fantasia ’15 Review] ‘Cruel': A Relentlessly Bleak Serial Killer Study

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:54

Cruel, the directorial debut of celebrated crime novelist Eric Cherrière, takes an interesting approach to the serial killer film. As the title suggests, its killer, Pierre Tardieu, is a cruel man, but Cherrière’s somber film looks to explore how he turned into a monster and what his horrific acts do to him emotionally. Though there are scenes of brutality (more suggestive than graphic), the most disturbing aspect of Cruel may be that in the end, Pierre just wants what everyone else wants: to be loved and to be recognized for his work. His work involves abducting and murdering people, sure, but Pierre works hard at it, goddammit!

Pierre (Jean-Jacques Lelté) lives a life of isolation. Through home videos and voiceovers, we learn of his early aspirations – where he wanted to go in life, how he wanted to marry his mother. Now grown, he bounces between temp jobs and takes care of his dad, who has crippling Alzheimer’s. His dad is the only one Pierre confides in. Knowing he can’t speak, Pierre goes into detail about his latest victims. There’s no sense of pleasure in his voice, however. Lelté effectively portrays the human side alongside Pierre’s murderous one. Sometimes his face is a blank state. other times there’s a rage boiling just under the surface.

In a lot of serial killer tales, the killer has some kind of quirk or song and dance routine to make them stand out in the milieu of pop culture. That’s why I love that Pierre is just a normal, bummed out guy who finds a release in murder. After doing his research, Pierre keeps his victims alive in his cellar for a short time. He talks with them, feeds them, even offering a hearty last meal before disposing of them.

It initially seems like Pierre is toying with his victims. He talks to them and delivers taunts about the life he took away from them. But I read it more as a pseudo-therapy session. Pierre is trying to tap into what it is that makes them happy and why they believe that happiness is worthwhile. When he abducts a man who’s expecting his first child, Pierre asks him “You think being a father is important? Will it make you happy?” Possibly by abducting these more successful, fulfilled people he believes he can find the root of his own depression.

Salvation comes in the form of Laure (Magali Moreau), a romantic interest whose presence manages to quell his thirst for blood. As their relationship grows and Pierre begins to imagine a new future for himself, his years of killing finally come back to haunt him. When he’s with her, he seems genuinely  content. But can a film titled Cruel have a happy ending? No. The final moments are heart wrenching.

There are times when it feels like Cherrière is favoring mood over substance. The film drags its feet a bit with long sequences of Pierre brooding. A few of these moments could use some trimming to move the story along. At times they took me out of the narrative rather than further into it.

Cruel is a relentlessly bleak film. We stay inside Pierre’s head for the entire duration and it’s a suffocating place of anguish. The gloomy cinematography and the performances all heighten this bummer vibe while also creating a suspenseful tone that threatens to snap our senses at any moment. When the cops come sniffing around, there film threatens to descend into formulaic genre territory. This never happens, thankfully. Cruel remains a dense, murky character study throughout.

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How Prepared Are You For The Zombie Apocalypse?

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:45

With both a new season of “The Walking Dead” and the kick off of “Fear The Walking Dead” happening this year, more people than ever think they’re ready in the event that a zombie apocalypse should occur. But do these people really understand that goes into surviving? The kind of mentality you need in order to ensure the survival of not only yourself but also of those around you? Or what if you need to make a serious sacrifice, one that will haunt you to your very last day?

This week’s quiz asks those kinds of questions, determining your mindset, the paths you’d take, and the choices you’d make to see if you’re prepared enough for the zombie apocalypse!

I took the quiz and was given a 50% shot at making it through, which aren’t terrible odds. However, I know myself well enough to recognize where my weaknesses are and where I would probably falter. Still, I feel like I’d make it a hefty way through and take out more than a few zombies along the way!

Take the quiz below and let us know how you’d do in the comments!

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The Divide Between the Gecko Bros. Depicted In “Dusk Till Dawn’ Character Posters!

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:32

El Rey Network and Miramax released today five key art character posters from the El Rey Network original “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.”

The poster series created by El Rey Network and Gravillis, Inc. features (from left to right): Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, Eiza Gonzálezas Santánico Pandemonium, Jesse Garcia as Freddie Gonzalez, Danny Trejo as The Regulator, Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado, Wilmer Valderrama as Carlos Madrigal, Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, and D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko.

When asked about the inspiration for the art and design Kurt Volk, El Rey Network’s VP, Creative Director, commented, “Santánico’stwo headed snake is the perfect symbol for the divide between the Gecko brothers who have split up in season 2 — two heads of the same beast who, like it or not, are forever connected to one another.”

Returning cast members D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy”); Eiza González (“Amores Verdaderos” (“True Love”)); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (“Noah,” “Shameless”); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey (“Motorcycle Gang,” “Contact”) as “Sex Machine.” They are joined in the sophomore season by Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “Machete Kills”) as “The Regulator,” Esai Morales (“The Brink,” “Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue”) as “Lord Amancio Malvado,” Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “Justified,” “Texas Rising”) as “Uncle Eddie Cruickshank,” Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) as “Sonja Lam” and a guest starring appearance by Demi Lovato.

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Two New Agents Join “The X-Files”

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:24

Deadline is reporting that Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (Psycho Beach Party) have signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, respectively, in the upcoming six-episode 10th season of Fox’s “The X-Files“. They will both be appearing in one episode, although it hasn’t been determined which episode or what their roles mean.

I remember seeing Lauren Ambrose in Psycho Beach Party and really enjoying her performance. I haven’t seen her in Six Feet Under but I know that people absolutely adore that show, so she’s got a good following from that. As for Amell, I don’t think I’ve seen a single thing he’s been in, so this will be my first experience checking out his skills.

The series returns to Fox on January 24th, 2016. You can see 15-seconds of all-new footage below.

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Trailer for 80’s Slasher ‘Lost After Dark’!

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:17

If you thought the 80s were dead — think again!

On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. We now have a look at the trailer from the directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, which is said to feature visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills,” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat.

Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

Produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and co-written by Bo Ransdell, Lost After Dark features Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn), Eve Harlow (“The 100″), Stephan James (Selma), Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2), Elise Gatien (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), Alexander Calvert (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow), and David Lipper (Black Widower), as well as fun cameos from Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Rick Rosenthal (Director of Halloween II & Halloween: Resurrection).

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