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'Ghostbusters III' Will Happen Without Harold Ramis...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:09

I’ve been dying for Columbia Pictures to get their third Ghostbusters off the ground, but with the sudden death of Harold Ramis, it’s kind of hard for me to envision it without him…

Still, the studio will continue forth with him, says a new report on THR.

Explains the site, Ramis’ death on February 24 has has left Sony scrambling to keep Ghostbusters III on track since Ramis, who died at age 69 due to complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, was to have made a cameo appearance in the film.

The sequel’s director Ivan Reitman is scheduled to meet with Sony production brass in the coming days to assess how to move forward on the project that is in active development.

Ramis, who starred in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel alongside Murray and Dan Aykroyd, was poised to appear in a third outing in a cameo role — like Murray and Aykroyd — that set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers.

The script, written by “The Office” writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, will now need to be revamped. “There will be some repercussions,” says a project insider.

A studio source downplayed the impact on the project, however, insisting that Ramis was involved in Ghostbusters III only minimally.

He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed,” the source says of Ramis. “But it won’t affect the script.

Even before Ramis’ death, the script had not progressed enough for the film to begin shooting in 2014.

Now, the studio will have to adjust without an on-screen assist from Ramis’ Dr. Egon Spengler…

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First Look At Stephen King's 'Cell' Rings In

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:00

A foreign website shared the first ever photo from the adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell, which is to star American History X and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For‘s Stacy Keach, Orphan‘s Isabelle Fuhrman, The Raven‘s John Cusack, and RoboCop and Oldboy‘s Samuel L. Jackson.

Fuhrman plays a teenage neighbor of Cusack’s Clay Riddell character who joins him and Jackson’s Tom McCourt character on their journey to safety after a mysterious pulse spreads like a virus through the human population.

Keach (“Nebraska”) will play the headmaster of a prep school where the survivors stop along their way, Variety previously reported.

Now filming in Atlanta, Paranormal Activity 2‘s Tod “Kip” Williams is directing.

The screenplay for Cell was written by Stephen King, with revisions by Adam Alleca.

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[TV] "iZombie" Gets into the Drug Business

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:51

Deadline reports that “Breakout Kings” alum Malcolm Goodwin, below, has been cast as a co-lead in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot “iZombie,” from Warner Bros. TV.

Also cast in the DC comic adaptation are Last Man Standing and “Lost’s” Alexandra Krosney, above, and “Alias‘” David Anders.

‘iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who 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 (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.Goodwin’s Clive is a detective who recently received a promotion from vice to homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Though dubious at first about Liv’s “psychic” powers, she demonstrates too much accuracy for him not to take her seriously.

Krosney plays Peyton, Liv’s best friend and roommate who is baffled by Liv’s recent behavior and feels like they’re drifting apart. Anders cast plays the show’s bad guy Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business.

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[TV] Fear Will Keep "The Walking Dead" Survivors Alive (Trailer)

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:35

AMC has released a new season 4 trailer for the final episodes of “The Walking Dead.”

I really like the new video as it talks about the power of fear, and how it’s keeping the survivors alive.

In Episode 4.12 (airing Sunday, March 2), “Still,” “an enlightened mission springs from a request from one of the group members.”

Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.

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There's A 50/50 Chance 'The Last Of Us' Will Get A Sequel

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:29

In a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann was asked what the chances are that The Last of Us will see a sequel. His answer? “Right now I’d say it’s 50/50.” Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on, it looks like this is something they’re still considering.

The Last of Us gets a lot of love here on Bloody Disgusting. The game received a rare perfect score in Vikki’s review, and we even included it in our list of the last generation’s greatest games. It’s a beautiful and often emotional game that you won’t soon forget. With that said, I don’t think it needs a sequel.

How about you? Is The Last of Us 2 something you would like to see, or is this better as a one-off experience?

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'Unidentified' Director Jason R. Miller Lists His 5 Favorite UFO/Alien Horror Movies!!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:05

Whether you know it or not, if you’re a reader of this site you’ve been watching director Jason R. Miller‘s work for years. He’s been heavily involved in producing and doing VFX and second unite for films like the Frozen, the Hatchet trilogy, The Barrens among many others. He made his directorial debut with Unidentified which is out digitally (you can watch it here) and on DVD now.

The movie is a lot of fun, as I’ve said before it really nails a lot of the comedy so many films get wrong when they try to mesh genres. But there’s also a strong alien/UFO presence in the movie’s second half. To that end, I asked Miller about the films that inspired his first feature as a director.

Head below for his 5 Favorite UFO/Alien Horror Movies!!

5: FIRE IN THE SKY


“This movie scared the shit out of me! I was 13 years old and I remember it was one of the first “BASED ON A TRUE STORY” movies where I fully understood what that meant. The lights in my bedroom stayed on for a long while after seeing that movie. There’s not a lot of actual abduction footage, but that sequence where they drag Travis Walton down the hallway, put that black goo in his mouth and then cover him in that flesh sheet; To this day if you ask me to describe an abduction, that’s what I picture.”

4: SIGNS


“I remember tons of people hating on this movie, but I love Signs. When I saw it in the theater, I couldn’t sit back in my seat. I was on edge for the entire movie and the first time you see the Alien, which used “found footage” in a wonderfully scary way, it was so great. I remember the collective JUMP from the audience during that scene. And here’s a UFO movie where they don’t show the UFO at all and you don’t miss it.”

3: JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING


“This one edged out Predator by a hair. I love the Predator, but the alien in The Thing is just so much more of a unique character and those practical effects sequences are to this day some of the best ever done! I love the use of matte paintings to show the UFO buried in the snow and I love the “It could be any one of us” element. Also having it set in the Antarctic brings in the isolation factor and trust me when I tell you, because I worked on a little movie that took place in the snow (Frozen) IT IS HARD TO MAKE A MOVIE IN THOSE CONDITIONS!”

2: DISTRICT 9


“I really love the reality that Neill Blomkamp brought to D9 and the world building that he did here was amazing. You watch this movie and just want to find out the answers to everything about this society. I really want to see where these aliens come from and what happened to their ship and who was in charge!

I love the way Blomkamp taught us more about the societies in Johannesburg by portraying the Aliens as second class citizens. I love the technology and how humans are doing all this experimenting for nothing because only the alien DNA can control it. A huge accomplishment for a first time director.”

1: ALIEN


“This is the mother of all FILMS for me. It just works on every level and I love that Ridley Scott refers to it as Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Space! Ridley Scott is such a visionary director that even the writers were amazed with the final result.

I wasn’t allowed to watch R rated movies when I was kid, but I knew a guy who would edit out all the swears in movies for me and my friends to watch. Don’t ask me why, but my Mom was okay with me watching the bloodiest of movies as long as they didn’t yell “Fuck” while they were killing. So when I finally got to see the unedited, non-copy of a copy of a VHS tape version of the film I was changed forever. What a masterpiece! The backdrop to my life while I write is always Alien on a loop!”

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Kojima Wants To Take A Break From The 'Metal Gear' Franchise; Konami Should Give Him 'Silent Hill'

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 15:57

Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, is such a tease. The problem is I don’t think he knows he’s teasing us.

It’s been mentioned before that Kojima could potentially take the reigns on a new Silent Hill game, which could be powered by Kojima’s FOX Engine. The idea of a series reboot from someone with his experience is exciting, even though he’s admitted he isn’t a huge fan of the horror genre.

In a recent interview, Kojima expressed a desire to depart from Metal Gear.

“Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games,” Kojima told Game Informer. “So far that has proven to be a bit difficult.” Apparently, his success in creating a franchise that’s been both critically acclaimed and wildly successful for a couple decades now is making it difficult for him to get Konami to let him tackle anything else.

As for what Kojima has in mind for his next project, he “would like to make more games that have that indie game taste or some completely different type of game with a big budget.”

“I’ve been working in the Metal Gear franchise for over 25 years. This world has allowed me to tell a lot of the things that I wanted to say. That said, it has a very specific worldview and a very specific set of game elements. I’ll probably be saying this until I die, but there are still more things I want to tell, more things I want to communicate, and more things I want to experiment with.” he continued.

Look, Konami. Silent Hill needs a reboot. You know it, I know it, Jeremy Blaustein knows it, Dave Cox knows iteveryone knows it. The only question left is who is going to be in charge of bringing this once haunting and mesmerizingly beautiful survival horror series back to its former glory.

I vote for Kojima.

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'Dead Rising 3: Chaos Rising' Trailer Embraces Anarchy

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:56

Capcom is really cranking these things out. Most studios spread their DLC out a bit, giving players time to enjoy each morsel before they move onto the next. Capcom’s approach differs, in that they’ve decided to shy away from the more traditional, long-term support in an effort to cram content down your throat every two weeks.

The latest expansion for Dead Rising 3, fittingly titled Chaos Rising, arrived today. In it, you jump into the (probably) spiked boots of Hunter Thibodeaux. Like the two episodes that preceded this one, if you decide to grab this you’ll be rewarded with new weapons, a terrifying motorcycle/saw contraption, and a brief story. Unfortunately, we still aren’t getting a raised level cap.

If you missed out on our reviews of the first two episodes, Operation Broken Eagle didn’t offer much, while Fallen Angel was a little less disappointing.

Each expansion is available individually for $9.99, or you can get all four together at a discounted price with the $29.99 season pass.

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Holy Crap! Full Length 'Godzilla' Trailer Is Here And It's HUGE!!!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:20

Updated Wow! A new trailer just dropped for the Gareth Edwards Godzilla remake and it’s huge! I love how it gives such a great sense of the chaos he can cause without giving away all of the film’s money shots!

Monsters‘ Gareth Edwards directs the all star cast including Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams.

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Check it out below along with over a dozen new images!

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[Now Playing] 'Alan Wake' Episode 19

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:19

We’ve reached the last episode, and that means we’re only two episodes away from finally finishing this lengthy Alan Wake series — which we started back in November, if you can believe it. In this episode, I show off some sweet daredevil driving, unleash my Coffee Song, and offer a tease of my vast knowledge of vehicles.

Together, David and I try our best to cast an Alan Wake movie, before settling with a revenge flick starring a lone flare with a short fuse.

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Kill Matilda Release Video For "Law Abiding Citizen"

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:00

Canadian punk rockers Kill Matilda have released a music video for their track “Law Abiding Citizen”, which comes from the upcoming #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll EP. The video was produced by Mykel Exner and animated by Justice Stefaniuk. You can watch the video below.

#Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll features tracks from their 2011 full-length album ‘I Want Revenge’ with an acoustic rendition of ‘Geisha With A Switchblade’ and will be accompanied by a comic book created by vocalist/guitarist Dusty Exner.


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[Give It A Kickstart] Terrify Your Inner Child With 'Cassette Death'

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:44

The alternative blog/art website Strange Kids Club are planning the release of their next SK Comics Magazine and this time they’ve turned to Kickstarter for funding. The comics mag features independent comic creators as well as articles, both of which are meant to disturb the child that lives inside us all.

There are a bunch of wicked backing options for the project, plus you get to support indie creators. You can check out more details below along with a trailer, and an exclusive premiere of 3 pages from the comic.

Pop culture blog/art shop Strange Kids Club has launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of Cassette Death, the forthcoming issue of SK Comics Magazine. Genetically engineered to offend, entertain and excite your inner child, SK Comics Magazine combines indie comic art with articles that explore the seedy underbelly of pop culture nostalgia.

Chock full of irreverent, nostalgic and humorous content, Cassette Death is the the first ever full-length Strange Kid comic. Also included within the pages of SK Comics Magazine are an in-depth interview with iconic artist/toy designer James Groman (Madballs, My Pet Monster), twisted parodies of films such as Hellraiser, The Thing and The Gate and much more!

This issue features contributions from such talented artists and writers as Dean Rankine (Mad Magazine), Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim), Chris Savino (Dexter’s Labratory), Glen Brogan (Cartoon Network), Mike Wasion (Fangoria), Benito Gomez (Tales from the Bully Pulpit) and Strange Kids Club’s own Rondal Scott, among others.

In a week’s time, the Kickstarter campaign has raised more than half of its $6,000 goal. In addition to physical and digital issues of the book, rewards to those who support the project include shirts, toys and advertising space. Successful funding will be put toward paying the contributors and operational costs in order to publish the issue. The magazine is already 75% complete, with the final product expected to be released in April.

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Did The UFC Rip-Off Charlie Clouser And The Saw Theme "Hello Zepp"?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:35

An interesting question has been posed over at MMABoom: Does the new UFC opening theme song blatantly rip off Charlie Clouser‘s “Hello Zepp” theme from Saw, which has become the franchise’s most identifiable musical cue. The thread originally began on Sherdog and, when put side to side, there’s a lot of solid ground to stand on if you believe that the two are eerily similar. Give it a listen below to weigh in with your thoughts.


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'Tom Holland's Twisted Tales' Anthology Trailer Premiere (Exclusive)!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:32

From the director of Child’s Play and Fright Night, get ready for Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales available on DVD March 18 from RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment.

Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive first look at the trailer for the film starring Holland, William Forsythe, Danielle Harris, AJ Bowen, Sarah Butler and Bonnie Piesse.

Horror legend Tom Holland dares you to join him for nine nerve-shredding, totally Twisted Tales. Serving up a mind-bending assortment of the macabre, it’s an anthology fine-tuned to keep you on the edge of your seat. A new drug offers users a glimpse of the future… with beastly consequences. A murderous husband is stalked by his own cell phone. A jilted lover wreaks satanic vengeance. The nightmarish action then leads to worlds haunted by dark magic, demonic possession, vampires, witches and more in this seriously freaky festival of fear.

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New Look At Michael Paré In 'The Shelter'

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:29

John Fallon’s directorial debut The Shelter, starring Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer, Streets of Fire), Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Lauren Thomas, Brigette Rose and Amy Wickenheiser enters post production this week. The film was financed by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions, and Holbrook Multi Media will be handling the Post duties.

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

John Fallon directed the film from his own screenplay, Donny Broussard (Little Houses) and Fallon produced the picture, Erin Bennett was the production manager, Shawn Knippelberg will be scoring the film while Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2) is handling the film’s VFX.

Once Post completed The Shelter will hit the Festival circuit and will be seeking worldwide distribution. The film will have a presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. You can follow the film’s progress on its official Facebook page.

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'The Legend of Hell House,' 'Motel Hell' Get Blu-ray Treatment!!!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:13

One of my all-time favorite horror films, John Hough’s 1973 The Legend of Hell House, is getting a stunning HD Blu-ray treatment later this year, thanks to Shout Factory! In the legendary ghost film, “A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.

In addition to Hell House, Shout! also announced the summer release of Kevin Connor’s 1980 Motel Hell on Blu-ray.

Motel Hell will be getting the “Collector’s Edition” treatment with slipcover and the newly-designed artwork. In the film, “Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travelers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters…to make Farmer Vincents fritters.

Full specs and release details forthcoming.

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'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Home Video Details!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:06

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (read our review) will be haunting Blu-ray Combo, DVD and VOD on April 8 from Paramount Home Media Distribution, reports Comingsoon. It will hit digital three weeks earlier on March 18.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones expands on the world created by the phenomenal horror franchise with an intense tale of black magic, superstition and possession set in a gritty urban environment. The Blu-ray Combo includes both the theatrical version of the film, as well as an extended, unrated cut, and intense additional found footage not seen in theaters.

The Blu-ray includes the following: Extended, Unrated Version of the Film (HD), Original Theatrical Version of the Film (HD) and Found Footage. The DVD will only carry the Original Theatrical Version of the Film (SD).

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5 Underrated Female Horror Performances!!!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:47

There are many elements that need to work in tandem for a horror movie to be memorable. You need a great story at the heart of it, pushing it along. If your story doesn’t work, nothing can save it. Next up, you need a good antagonist. Someone (or something) that will slowly crawl into people’s nightmares and burrow there for a long time after the credits roll. Lastly, you need good performances. Don’t get me wrong, there are many other factors involved (good direction, movie getting proper hype in the press, and so on), but at the heart of that, you need good performances. The kind of performances where the audience forgets they are watching people play pretend. The kind of performances you walk away from wondering if that actor or actress may be a little off. You can have the best story, the best creature design, and the best direction, but if your actors or actresses suck, it will all be for naught.

It was with that idea in mind I decided to compile a list of hugely underrated performances in the genre of horror. Thing is, once I started doing the list, it became very clear to me that I would need to split it into two lists. There were just too many great horror performances to mention just a handful. I also thought it might be cool to separate the list by sex. One list for each gender. I started with females because it is “Women in Horror” month here at BloodyDisgusting. We all know women are a huge part of horror, and more people than just horror fans like is to recognize that. From finals girl to feral killers, here are five hugely underrated performances from women in horror!

Lina Leandersson from Let The Right One In


I watched this movie in awe the first time I saw it. Every single thing about the movie affected me. But I would say nothing affected me as much as Lina Leandersson as Eli. How does a pre-teen girl convince you that she is actually ages old and tormented? Like, where does that even come from? I ask because I watched Eli in Let the Right One In, and never once thought I was looking at a child acting. You could feel her angst. You could feel her pain. You literally could see the struggle in her eyes. Where the Hell does a little kid get that experience or know how to mine that?

I also want to give huge props to Chloe Moretz in the remake. She definitely did the character justice, but I would have felt wrong not giving the credit to the first actress who portrayed her.

By the way, you guys ever read the sequel, “Let The Old Dreams Die”? I think you should.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist


Say what you want about director Lars Von Trier. This is not about him. Say what you want about this film, and all the lines it (so beautifully) crosses. Say what you want about Willem Dafoe spewing blood from his wee wee. I know this movie incites discussion, and that is fine. What I think few can argue is that Charlotte Gainsbourg gives a performance in this movie that could have very well broken any other actress. She is asked to go to proverbial places in this film that are so dark and twisted, it seems it would be very hard to come back from. She plays a downward spiral so palpably, you can feel yourself circling the drain with her. If the Oscars weren’t so f*cking afraid of horror, she could have walked away with one for just what she committed to film for this role. A harrowing, unforgettable role to say the least.

Also, let’s none of us forget where she came from.

Um, excuse me while I go stab out my eyes, puncture my ear drums, and weep for infinity.

Pollyanna McIntosh from The Woman


Okay, I will admit, I am SERIOUSLY biased here. Pollyanna McIntosh was my first professional interview I wrangled and made happen myself. Quite a proud accomplishment of mine, and she was an absolute doll to me. Kind and charismatic, she won me over immediately. But the whole reason I hounded her for that interview was how awed I was by what she did in the Lucky McKee movie, The Woman. It takes a certain amount of courage to agree to be tied, (faux) raped, and (faux) abused for a performance, and that is just what Pollyanna did. But if that was all she did she would not be on the list. Sadly, horror has done that to many women. No… she did so much more.

What Pollyanna did that certainly set her apart from many other performances I have seen is she truly made me believe she was feral. She acted with NO dialogue, using only her eyes. Do you even understand how brutally difficult it would be to convey EVERYTHING you are feeling with only your eyes? Yet, she does it. She looks differently at the daughter than she looks at the son. You can see moments when it looks like she has accepted her fate, and then you see these sparks of revenge behind those eyes. Again, all conveyed without words.

Remember when the acclaimed Jodie Foster tried to do that for the movie Nell, and it ended up being unwatchable? Well, that Oscar winner could learn a thing or two from Pollyanna McIntosh, in my honest opinion.

AnnaLynne McCord in Excision


I have spoken of this film on numerous occasions across multiple sites, and there is a solid reason for that. AnnaLynn McCord, as Pauline in Excision, easily gives one of my favorite horror performances of the past few years. She is an incredibly nuanced character that bounces back and forth from broken to confident with an energy rarely seen on screen. The film is a black comedy with horror roots but, at the heart of it, it’s an utter tragedy. And it’s McCord who drives that home.

What makes it all even more remarkable is that this is an actress best known for being in the 90210 remake. She is, pardon how shallow I sound here, an absolute fox. To take that image and then take a risk as big as playing a girl like Pauline is incredibly brave. I mean, she takes out her tampon at one point in the film and smells it. Yes, it is disgusting, but it is that sense of morbid curiosity that made the character feel so real and believable.

Also, as dark and satirical as most of the movie is, what she conveys in those final fifteen minutes is just so heart breaking and real feeling, it drives the whole film home. Oh, and her Elizabeth Bathory fantasy sequences were staggeringly cool. I have to link them because of boobies.

Cecile De France from Haute Tension


Ah, to end with the movie that has the greatest beginning in horror cinema. Well, one of them, anyway. Another scene I have to link cuz, well, decapitated blow job (watch below).

First thing that made this movie so good was the simple fact that when it came out, Cecile De France was very much France’s Natalie Portman. Can you imagine Natalie Portman as the lead in this movie? Maybe after Black Swan you can, but don’t forget about that ending. I, for one, cannot imagine it. But just knowing that makes me appreciate what Cecile does here even more.

There will be spoilers from here on, so if you have not yet seen this movie, no excuses. Go watch it right now.

For the rest of us, what made Cecile’s performance so amazing is the simple fact that she needs to convey three things in this film, that all stand in bitter opposition to one another. In one sense, she has to be the perfect victim. That is the first half hour of the film, when she silently watches most of her friend’s family get slayed.

Next up, she needs to convey to us that she is a hero, suddenly being brave enough to try to save her friend (whom we slowly figure out she is in love with), even though we all come to find out she is only trying to save her from, well, her. That is the last thing she needs to convey. A frothing amount of madness. The kind of madness that bubbles over so much, you cannot stop it. Across the course of the film, that is exactly what she does. It is as if she plays three different people in this movie. Well, she does play two.

Oh, and you can hate the ending, but that takes nothing away from the powerhouse performance she delivers across the entirety of the movie.

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Home Invasion 'Tiger House' Echoes 'You're Next'

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:44

ScreenDaily reports that shooting is now underway on the home invasion thriller Tiger House, starring Kaya Scodelario, best known for her role in TV drama “Skins”.

Sounding like a riff on Lionsgate’s You’re Next. Scodelario plays Kelly, “a teenager who fights back after an armed gang break into her boyfriend’s home and take him and his family hostage.

The cast also includes Ed Skrein, star of iLL Manors and the upcoming Transporter 4, and Dougray Scott.

Directed by theatre director Thomas Daley, it is produced by Glass Man Films and Tiger House Film SA.

It is set in the UK but is being shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tiger House is the first film by to be produced by Glass Man Films, comprised of producers Richard Mansell (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Tarquin Glass, in partnership with South African producer Ronnie Apteker (Material).

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"American Horror Story" Vet Battles Aliens and the Supernatural!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:41

One of the most under-utilized actresses in the “American Horror Story” franchise is Lily Rabe, pictured, whom is now taking on two new genre projects in 2014.

According to THR, Rabe has signed on to topline The Veil, the Universal Pictures’ thriller being directed by Phil Joanou. The Mist‘s Thomas Jane and The Eye‘s Jessica Alba are already on board the microbudget horror movie.

“Veil‘s story revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a 5-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.” Rabe will play the adult survivor opposite Alba’s doc filmmaker.

Rabe is also taking on aliens on the small screen as Deadline writes that Rabe has been tapped as the lead in ABC drama pilot “The Visitors,” from Amblin TV.

Penned by Soo Hugh, “The Visitors” chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world.” Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, an FBI agent and single mother who is torn between work and home life.

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