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'Oculus' Director's 'Somnia' Awakens Relativity

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:02

Relativity Media is showing even more confidence in Oculus director Mike Flanagan having just acquires U.S. rights to Somnia, a genre film from Intrepid Pictures and MICA Entertainment, says ScreenDaily.

Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane star in Somnia and Relativity plans a wide release to be announced in further detail shortly.

Somnia derived from a screenplay Flanagan co-wrote with Jeff Howard “about an orphaned child whose dreams and nightmares take physical shape as he sleeps.

Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing. Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D Johnson serve as producers. Mali Elfman and D Scott Lumpkin serve as executive producers.

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Review: Garth Ennis' 'Caliban' #1

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:00

A wicked pleasure to read, “Caliban” #1 gets the heart racing and blood pumping nonstop. Take a terrifying journey into the dark emptiness of outer space. From the demented mind that brought you “Crossed,” writer Garth Ennis brings readers a spine chilling sci-fi thriller.

WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ART BY: Facundo Percio
PUBLISHER: Avatar Press
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 2, 2013

The mining spaceship, known as Caliban, travels across warp speed, floating between time and galaxies. This is supposed to be a routine, regular mission that should hold no excitement for the space crew. But something horribly unexpected occurs during their mind-numbingly boring space trip. The Caliban ends up crossing paths with a giant alien battleship. It’s not that the two spaceships crashed into each other. It’s just that the two ships somehow phased into each other during warp speed. The crew should be worried about what lurks in the darkness, moving from one ship to another, searching for prey.

Heavily influenced by Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, Ennis takes his own creative spin on survival horror, focusing on atmospheric tension. Ennis introduces readers to a few likable protagonists and throws in some of his witty humor. Through the thought captions of Nomi’s first-person narration, we get a sense that space is uncomfortably draining and dull. It’s a regular job with no satisfaction as Nomi wishes she were somewhere else and reminisces about her childhood memories. I thought it was hilarious that Ennis has Nomi abruptly stop her train of thought in mid-sentence and then go back to it later on.

The suspenseful narrative is told from the points of view of two female protagonists, Nomi and San. While Nomi is expressive introvert, San exudes her tough exterior with sarcasm. The banter between the two while they are working is Ennis at his best. The back and forth dialogue reveals a lot about their personality and back-story. You can’t help but relate to him, just before the horror strikes.
Artist Facundo Percio delivers well-detailed illustrations about the mining and alien spaceships. Though the ships and gadgets look futuristic, I enjoy how Percio illustrates San and Nomi working on the hi-tech machines as if they were car mechanics. San even gets her hands dirty with grease as she finishes up fixing the technical problems. These aren’t scientists up in space; they’re average, everyday blue-collar workers.

Readers can tell Percio has every inch of the spaceships mapped out. The illustrations of the two ships phased together are unbelievably impressive. Percio pushes the horror to the extreme when the artwork captures a human being locked between walls. Half of his limbs look like they have been chopped off and the victim is hurling blood from his mouth.

A terrific first installment, “Caliban” #1 is a definite must-read for sci-fi and horror fans. I can’t wait to see what Ennis and Percio have in store for readers in the next issue.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Jorge Solis

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Yup, Another 'Godzilla' Spot - But Here's a Look At NECA's Toy!!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:57

Here’s an even more intense look at Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, set to destroy the world come May 16.

In addition to the new spot, NECA has released a new look at their enormous action figure, shared over at Figiures.com.

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.

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 star.

Via Figures, NECA shares with fans a stylized photo shoot of their upcoming Modern Godzilla 12″ Head to Tail Action Figure. This 6″ tall action figure is highly detailed and as the name implies, measures 12 inches long from head to tail. He’s got over 25 points of articulation and a bendable tail. It will be priced around $21.99.

NECA’s 6″ tall Godzilla (12″ long: Head-To-Tail) action figure along with a 12″ tall Godzilla (24″ long: Head-To-Tail, SRP $49.99) are both scheduled to arrive this May in conjunction with the new movie, Godzilla.

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Review: 'Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:55

In “The Premature Burial,” Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben takes two of Edgar Allan Poe’s most suffocating (figuratively and literally) stories and spins comic book gold. There’s nothing quite like an illustration of a man buried alive to drill that concept deep into your psyche. And additionally, nothing quite like watching a man sweat as his friend seals his tomb to make you stop and gratefully inhale gulps of air.

WRITTEN BY: Richard Corben


ART BY: Richard Corben


PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics


PRICE: $3.99


RELEASE: April 2, 2014

I probably don’t need to spend too much time on the genius of Edgar Allan Poe. But he is a genius. And he knows how to construct wonderfully awful stories that gnaw at your gut. Many of his stories make you feel an overwhelming sense of fear and claustrophobia, and “The Premature Burial” is a very literal representation of those emotions. Richard Corben does a fantastic job constructing an adaptation with the same sentiments. His adaptation breeds both fear and claustrophobia, as well as insanity, psychosis, and madness.

This comic book adaptation combines elements from Poe’s classic short stories: “The Premature Burial” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” In the former, we learn of a man, slighted by his bride-to-be, angered, and driven to cause her “death.” Though, as the title would suggest, she isn’t completely dead, and wakes up to exact her revenge. The story is hectic and frenzied, which at first seems like a poor adaptation, but in the end feels more like a very purposeful tactic on the part of Corben. The tone of the story aligns with the emotions of being buried alive.

In the second part of this one-shot, Corben takes on “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe’s short story about a man who tricks his friend into walking straight into his own tomb. Montresor retells the story of how he entombed his best friend, Fortunato, several decades earlier. Although he has succeeded in getting away with the crime, he apparently decides now is the time to share his evil deed, as he is dying himself.

Corben excels at evoking emotions via facial expressions. This is where is art shines. The pure terror he conveys with one simple look is astonishing and it’s exactly what a story like this needs in order to flourish. Though his art is not my personal favorite, it works extremely well for this comic. And although I’d love to see Poe’s classic literature paired with a hyper-modern style of art, it’s just not realistic.

The subtle hysteria that Poe’s work creates in the reader’s nervous system is alarmingly delightful. Being buried alive is a horrendous thought—add to that Poe’s charming storytelling and Corben’s swift adaptation plus finely tuned art and you’ve got the makings of a genuinely frightening comic book.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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Review: '’68 Rule of War' #1

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:51

“’68 Rule of War,” the newest 4-issue installment in the “’68” comic book universe continues in the vein of Platoon and Night of the Living Dead with its wartime historical bent on zombies. Keeping it creepy, bloody, and all too real at times.

WRITTEN BY: Mark Kidwell
ART BY: Jeff Zornow

COLOR BY: Jay Fotos
PUBLISHER: Image
 Comics
PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: April 2, 2014

The comic starts off with a terrifying scene of experimental neuroscience mayhem as Doctor Than Morneau examines his latest patient—soldier turned undead killing machine—Lieutenant Rule. While this story in the “’68” series continues various plotlines from previous comics in the series such as the US soldiers in zombie/war-torn Saigon, it carves out a beastly niche of its own with the terrifying vibe of the Doctor.

The Doctor, though only appearing in a few pages, is the highlight of this issue. He is reminiscent of H.G. Wells’ Doctor Moreau in his questionable science and confusingly psychotic behavior. He succeeds in being a delightfully realistic and natural, albeit unnerving, character. Though the plotlines outside of the Doctor are interesting and achieve a decent set-up for the remainder of the series, it’s the Doctor who truly makes this issue shine as a strong horror piece.

This issue does what most first issues do: introduces our protagonist, villain, core conflict, goal for the series, and leaves on a killer cliff hanger. It could have been better, could have set up less stories and delved deeper into the main plot, but what it sets up is interesting so I’m not complaining. Plus, though not incredibly detailed, the secondary plotlines are high on gore and chaos, which is always a blast.

Jeff Zornow’s art (when it needs to be) is extremely expressive and creepy as hell, yet calm and unassuming when the story wants to rely on plot. The changes in artistic style compliment the tone of the story like all great art should. The undead are almost fun in their expressions and deteriorations. Zornow adds a fantastic dynamic to the undead that we don’t often see in comics…or really in any popular culture.

I’m excited to see where this new arc in the “’68” timeline takes us. The combination of a historical war atmosphere and the absurdity of zombies is entirely too creepy and the satanic Doctor Morneau hits high on the disturbing Richter scale.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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[Exclusive] Preview: Clive Barker's 'Next Testament' #8

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:45

Clive Barker has been on fire since his odd brush with death in 2012 due to toxic shock syndrome. Since then, he’s kept busy painting, writing novels and comics, and even has a potential Hellraiser remake in the works. There are few people working in horror today as prolific as Barker. “Next Testament” is proof that he and his creative partners are still ahead of the curve, delivering thought-provoking horror stories. If you’re not reading this series from BOOM! Studios, you’re missing out. Check out our exclusive preview for issue #8.

WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
ART BY: Haemi Jang
COVER: Goñi Montes
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 9, 2014

Tristan & Elspeth finally reach Providence, but after Wick’s latest strike, their efforts may be in vain. And what does Julian want in Paris?

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Review: 'Juice Squeezers' #4

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:36

Kids squashing bugs is always fun. Growing up near forests and mountains, my summer times always made it a necessity or the horse flies and mosquitoes would eat you alive. Imagine that but these critters are the sizes of dogs, deer, and buses. The Great Bug Elevator comes to a crashing and squishy conclusion in “Juice Squeezers” #4. Everything literally falls apart in spectacular fashion.

WRITTEN BY: David Lapham
ART BY: David Lapham
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: 2 April 2014

These bug-stomping tweens are scrambling from start to finish of this finale issue. Weapons of all shapes and sizes are brought out to stop the worst infestation of all time from spreading topside in the town of Weeville. The new kid Billy is cleverer than his friends gave him credit for and comes prepared for anything. Creator David Lapham has done a tremendous job wrapping up this fun mini-series while leaving enough bread crumbs for fans to come back and find down the road.

The muted color scale by Lee Loughridge is great too. The emphasis of the yellow insides of the various giant insects really highlights how gross this would be but makes it light and not horrific at the same time. Lapham’s artwork isn’t too overly detailed and isn’t too simplistic. It’s just right for the feel of this light-hearted but still kind of a monster movie. I am pleasantly reminded of the classic Monster Squad and other 1980s classics as I read this series.

David Lapham has made a kid-friendly book which seems to be rare nowadays. I’m seriously going to consider using this book to teach English to some of my students in my day job. It’s eye-catching enough to keep them interested. The story isn’t too overwrought so it’s easy to follow. And, like every good storyteller, there’s enough left to explore in the next story. I sincerely hope Juice Squeezers pops back in the not-too-distant future. I think this book can be a great gateway into this wonderful world we all know and love called comic books.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady

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'Alien Abduction' Image Gallery and Trio of Clips

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:41

Check out three clips and a new image gallery for Matty Beckerman’s Alien Abduction, a found-footage horror film now on VOD and in limited theaters from IFC Midnight.

In the pic, “A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Jillian Clare, Peter Holden, and Riley Polanski star.

The film is produced by Shark Night 3D, Hostel, Hostel: Part II and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)‘s Mike Fleiss and Reservoir Dogs‘ Lawrence Bender.

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Buy the Original 'Amityville Horror' House

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:49

Are you a super horror fan? Are you loaded? Well, you may want to look into real estate in New Jersey…

The owners of The Amityville Horror house – an iconic piece of scary movie history – have put it back on the market with a dropped asking price of $955,000, insisting it is because they are getting divorced and not because it is haunted, explains the Daily Mail.

The 10-room, colonial-style building was used for exteriors in the 1979 film and was first put on the market last year for $1.45million, then dropped to $1.35m.

Built in the 1920s, the New Jersey home is now being listed again just in time for Halloween, and despite the drop in asking price, the owners insist it is not haunted.

For the movie, a superstructure was built around the outside to make it look like the home in Amityville, New York, whose owners claimed was possessed by evil spirits.

The ‘real’ Amityville house at 112 Ocean Avenue was made famous on November 13, 1974, after police discovered six members of the DeFeo family – father, mother and four of their five children – all shot and killed execution style.
In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and Kathy’s three children then moved into the large Dutch Colonial style house.

The Lutzes’ reports of strange and horrific experiences was the basis of the book and film.

But after 28 days, the Lutzes left claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

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'Martyrs' Remake Script Was "Spellbinding," Says Stamm

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:36

After the success of The Last Exorcism, director Daniel Stamm was tapped to remake Pascal Laugier’s deeply religious French horror Martyrs for Dimension Films.

Years later, it never came into fruition. Instead, Stamm got behind the camera for another remake, 13 Sins, which is now on all VOD platforms. In speaking with Movies, he says the Martyrs remake script was “spellbinding,” a “beautiful character study of how far you’ll go for an insane friend,” and “one of the best scripts I’ve read, probably ever.” So what happened?

..the French had done these 30 pages of just mind-numbing, repetitive violence, which is genius because it makes you feel the actual horror of that stuff, but there is no entertainment value,” says Stamm of the original film. “And so the Americans come in and go, ‘We have to spice this up and make it more entertaining,’ so suddenly it’s 30 pages of Saw that just didn’t work.

The American remake keeps both girls alive, whereas the French version kills one of the girls very early. If you keep both of them alive this gives you a really great chance to have this psychological play between them and the torturers. Everything was going great creatively, and then the call comes in. ‘The option ran out a week ago and the French producers now want so much money that we can’t make the movie.’

I think they’re now back to making the movie for like $1 million, really low budget, which I think you could almost do, it’s just there’s this philosophy in Hollywood that you can never go back budget-wise. As a filmmaker you are judged by that. And then there’s also this concept I was unaware of called plateauing, where if you’re a filmmaker who makes two movies in the same budget bracket, that becomes your thing. You are the guy for the $3 million movie, and then that’s all you do. And so my agents wouldn’t let me do the $1 million movie, because then that’s it for you, you’ll supposedly never get that bigger budget.

So, while the rights have switched hands (thankfully), it sounds as if the remake is still a go, just at a lower budget. Do you guys want to see this? I’m curious to see if the dark finale remains intact…

The 2009 film, which had shades of Rosemary’s Baby, followed Lucie, now 25 years old, who sets out to get revenge on the people who attacked and permanently scarred her when she was only 10 years old.

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[BD Review] 'Fractured' a Sexy Blend of Nightmarish Horror and Mystery!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06

Fractured (the film formerly known as Schism) is a sexy blend of nightmarish horror and mystery that’s as consistently intriguing as it is disturbing. It takes a while for the film to build up steam as it piles up its clues and puzzles, but once it gets going Fractured delivers a haunting portrait of a normal guy trying to save his soul from damnation. Amnesia’s a bitch, man, especially when your former boss is a vicious human trafficker who’s prone to use his associates for target practice. Or just Vinnie Jones in general.

After awakening from an eight month-long coma, Dylan White (Callum Blue) has no memory of what put him in the hospital. He can’t remember his life before the past three years, in fact. Despite this mental fog, Dylan finds work as a cook in a Baton Rouge restaurant, starts dating a frisky girl, and is trying to lead a normal life. Then his violent past starts catching up with him in ways that’ll really fuck up a “normal life.” Sinister visions of blood-drenched women hammer his brain as he sleeps, works, and even when he’s at the damn convenient store. So much for normal.

Patterns start to appear in these visions and as Dylan starts to connect the dots, he’s led to old haunts where his former boss Quincy (Vinnie Jones) is still trafficking women under work conditions that clearly don’t meet OSHA standards. Jones plays his usual hard-ass geezer self, but he’s perfect at it so no complaints of typecasting here. Battling dark visions, Quincy, and amnesia, Dylan makes his way through the underworld – leaving behind a trail of gore and graphic sex. He meets a seductive femme fatale played by Nicole LaLiberte (Dexter) who drops clues for him in between bouts of booze-fueled kinky encounters.

Speaking of femme fatale, there’s a thick neo-noir vibe to Fractured. We follow a doomed hero as he travels through a world of perpetual night highlighted with neon and morally ambiguous characters. There’s also a jazzy soundtrack that cues brief moments of respite for Dylan. The cinematography is fantastic too and heightens the claustrophobic, menacing mood. The New Orleans backdrop offers up plenty of dark dives and shady corners for Dylan to get lost in as he stumbles towards his fate of either eternal damnation or salvation.

Fractured never wholly lets the audience in on its actual nature. Fantasy and reality hop in bed and have filthy sex until Dylan and the viewer have no clue what the hell to believe. Callum Blue, who many will probably know from Dead Like Me or Smallville, is an understated lead who strongly carries the film through its myriad of bizarre twists. There are a lot of ideas and genre elements at play here, and director/co-writer Adam Gierasch never loses control of the reins. If you enjoy a good mind-fuck, definitely check this one out.

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Don't Drink Lost Society's Beer Or They Will Stick A Machete In You

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00

Finnish metal band Lost Society has released an official music video for the title track of their sophomore album Terror Hungry (out now via Nuclear Blast Records). The video shows the band rocking out in a skate park, some guys in full red body suits, and a lot of blood. Moral of the story? Don’t mess with someone and their beer. That’s just rude.


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[BD Review] Revisiting the Found-Footage 'Afflicted'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:05

Since its world premiere at Toronto last September, we’ve had two very opposing reviews for CBS Films’ Afflicted, which is now in theaters and on VOD platforms.

In the film, two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.

Mike Pereira says the film is well crafted, but would have made a better short. The Wolfman explained in his positive review that Afflicted is like a horror version of Chronicle. You can read either review by clicking the aforementioned links.

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Top 10 80's Horror Movies From The Amatory Murder (Exclusive)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:00

Brooklyn, NY goth rockers The Amatory Murder have just released their new album Exploiting Our Dreams. When I heard it I got a strong 80′s vibe from it, the electronic tinges reminiscent of that glorious era. So when I was told that vocalist Christian Peppas was a horror fanatic, I had to know his top 10 80′s horror movies. And he delivered in spades! Below is a list that covers pretty much some of the very best that the 80′s had to offer, from zombies to psychological to B-horror to supernatural, it’s got a little bit of everything! Check out the list and leave your favorites in the comments.

You can snag your copy of Exploiting Our Dreams for only $5 via Bandcamp.

Christian Peppas states, “It is my belief that the best horror movies were made from the 1930′s through the 1980′s; but there’s something about horror films from the 80′s that stand unchallenged by any other decade. Producers and directors hired more makeup and special effects artists to actually make props as opposed to relying on computer technology. Stop-motion animation was big, so art departments were much more hands-on and creative. Much of the time, these films were low-budget B movies; but for a kid like me that grew up when snoozers like Scream and Urban Legend were big, that actually added to the greatness. I think there’s something much cooler knowing that the puss spewing out of someone’s rubber neck is obviously corn starch. That being said, compressing my favorite 80′s horror movies into a Top 10 was a trying task and I know I’ll be kicking myself later on for forgetting things…

The Shining: I don’t even know where to begin. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and in my opinion one of Jack Nicholson’s best performances. This film has EVERYTHING: suspense, horror, action, great acting…such an amazing thriller. Kubrick was an absolute genius.

Poltergeist: I LOVE this movie. It’s so quotable and scared the crap out of me when I first saw it. The special effects are awesome–and that mirror scene is GROSS. “This house is clean!”

Return Of The Living Dead: This movie is just hilarious and campy. Also, I believe it’s one of the first zombie movies that focuses on eating the brains of the living. The scene with the two security guys in the beginning is the best.

The Evil Dead: I love over-the-top movies where the gore is obviously home-made and low budget and the acting is horrendous. I LOVE Bruce Campbell. This movie set a standard for me in terms of what I expect from a “horror” film.

Scanners: I love when horror and sci-fi mix and take themselves too seriously. Such is the case with Scanners. The end result always makes it great in a different way, and this film does not let you down.

The Evil Dead 2: More Evil Dead? YES! Another thing I love about these flicks is that you can put ‘em on and it’s blatantly obvious what period they were filmed in. Raimi needs to do more stuff like this.

The Stuff: C’mon, it’s called ‘The Stuff’. And people are obsessed with it. Again, another quotable and hokey movie that I will never get bored of. I love that horror movies from these period relied on actual, physical props for effect as opposed to CGI.

Cheerleader Camp (Bloody Pom Poms): This one has more of a cult following. It’s another one of those films that’s so bad it’s good. It was directed by John Quinn who now directs late night “movies” and “TV shows” on Cinemax. So yeah, there’s that.

Ghostbusters: Yeah, yeah yeah…I know it’s not technically a horror film. But let me tell you, this movie is probably what got me interested in horror movies in general. I used to beg my parents to bring me to the local video store and rent it for at least once a week. And don’t get me started on how awesome Ghostbusters 2 is…

Maniac Cop: More fine acting from horror movie icon Bruce Campbell. They really don’t make ridiculous thrillers like this anymore. It’s a cop who is a murderous maniac. ‘Nuff said.

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'The Veil' Hires More to Document Cult Activity

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:16

Deadline reports that Meegan Warner, pictured, has been cast in Universal’s horror pic The Veil.

She joins Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane and Lily Rabe in the horror pic about the lone survivor of a cult’s mass suicide who returns to the scene with a documentary film crew 30 years later. It sounds like it echoes V/H/S/2 and The Sacrament.

Warner will play Ann, one of the members of the documentary film crew led by Alba.

We’re told that Kyla Drew Simmons, Lenny Jacobson, Stacey Turner, and Chet Grissom also star.

Shooting begins this month.

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'Jurassic World' Adds Three Females to Cast

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:07

Heat Vision got the late night scoop on three new female actresses joining the cast of Jurassic World.

Just off Carrie (pictured above), Judy Greer has closed a deal to join the cast of the newest installment of Universal’s rampaging dinosaurs movie series. Also boarding the movie are Katie McGrath (NBC’s “Dracula”) and Lauren Lapkus.

The cast already includes Bryce Dallas Howard as a corporate scientist who works at the park, while Chris Pratt is a dino-wrangler with a cowboy attitude.

Other actors on the roll call are Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Ifran Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong.

Universal has scheduled for a June 12, 2015, release.

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Los Angeles!! See 'Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III' On 35MM For The First Time!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:47

I’d bet money 99.9% of you haven’t seen Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III in a theater. I’d bet more money that even less of you have seen it on film. But BD alum Brian Collins is here to fix that shit as part of his HMAD branded series of midnight shows. Per Collins, the screening of this old school Viggo Mortensen joint is extra special. It’s “more than likely the first time it’s shown on 35mm since it’s aborted theatrical release in January of 1990, dumped with almost no advertising and a lot of bad press due to the recuts.

As always, tickets are a dirt cheap $8. There are whispers of special guests but, as always, it’s best to be surprised,

It all goes down this Saturday, April 5th at 11:59 PM at the New Beverly Cinema.

The theater is at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036, two blocks west of La Brea. You can get tickets here.

Poster by Jacopo Tenani.

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Original Producer Rebooting 'Pumpkinhead' Series!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:08

Effects legend Stan Winston could see his 1988 Pumpkinhead rebooted, according to The Tracking Board.

The original Pumpkinhead was produced by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group headed up by Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis. De Laurentiis went on to produce Hannibal and Red Dragon. For the rest of the franchise, the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) headed up by Brad Krevoy took the reins and is now back to produce the rebooted series, explains the site.

The ’88 film starred Lance Henriksen as a man who conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

The franchise also saw three horrendous sequels released over the years: Pumpkinhead II: Blood and Wings, Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes, and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud. I guess a reboot is the way to go?

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'The Sentinel' Remake Opens Gateway to Hell

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:01

The Tracking Board is also reporting that Universal Pictures has turned to their in-house low-budget maven Jason Blum to steer their planned remake of the 1977 film The Sentinel back on track.

The original, which was based on the book of the same name from author Jeffrey Konvitz, centers on a young woman who moves into a NYC apartment, only to discover that it may be the gateway to hell.

The original film, which was directed by Michael Winner was set to be remade by Universal back in 2003, but the studio struggled to find a way to get the project out of development hell.

Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity, The Purge) will produce alongside Kevin Misher and his Misher Films.

This project is currently out to writer/directors.

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'Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls' Boasts 2.7 Million Copies Sold

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:53

It looks like there are plenty of gamers out there who have been aching for more Diablo III. Blizzard announced earlier today that the game’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, has sold 2.7 million copies. That’s in just over a week, and on one platform. The expansion has only been announced for one other platform (PS4), but if you own the PS3 or Xbox 360 version, I’d say there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see it elsewhere, eventually.

Reaper of Souls is available now on PC and Mac.

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