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Camilla Luddington (pictured), who portrayed Lizzie on "Californication ", has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of HBOs vampire drama "True Blood," which will have a special focus on fairies, reports Deadline. Luddington will play Claudette, one of Claudes (Giles Matthey) many sisters, who gives Sookie insight into what it means to be a faerie. Back in February it was reports that Jacob Hopkins (Priest) had landed the recurring role as the final member of "True Blood"s highest vampire governing body, the Vampire Authority. Hopkins plays "Alexander Drew," one of the Authority's chancellors who was turned to darkness at the age of 9-years-old. Alexander is described as an impetuous vamp who likes to taunt those around him. Carolyn Hennesy will fill the final vacancy on the Authority. Season 5 is currently in production and premieres this summer on HBO.
By clicking the above image you'll find the first 4 stills from Joker Films' The Cottage, the Chris Jaymes-directed thriller starring David Arquette, Kristen Dalton and Lorraine Nicholson/ "The films begins after renting her guest house to a stranger (Arquette), Bree (Dalton) soon discovers he is not the perfect tenant she thought he would be." Warner Bros. Pictures has set Chronicle helmer Josh Trank to develop to direct The Red Star, an adaptation of a graphic novel that will be scripted by Jason Rothenberg (The Twilight Zone), says Deadline. "The Soviet-themed sci-fi fantasy comic book series was picked up by Warner Bros after Universal let it go. Created by Christian Gossett, the comic is set in an alternate USSR where futuristic technology co-mingles with magical elements. The protagonist is a Red Fleet soldier who goes up against an ex-leader who rules with an iron fist." Below we've now added the first TV Spot for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which first aired during Sunday night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC. In theaters June 8 from Fox, Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which "a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."
I just popped a raging geek boner courtesy of some clever genre fans in the UK, and I'd do just about anything to take part in this "life-changing experience." Wish.co.uk is hosting "Zombie Shopping Mall", where one can fight zombies in an abandoned shopping mall making it the ultimate undead experience! "Prepare yourself for the three most horrifying words in the English language: Reading shopping centre. Bone chilling stuff, I think youll agree. We've prepared a bespoke, abandoned shopping centre in Reading, sprinkled to the gills with maniacal ZOMBIES lusting for your tender brains. We know you want to combat them until they cannot be combated anymore. And now you have the chance." This zombie experience is available for a limited period, as the venue is due for demolition. Included for the 119GBP you'll battle the zombie menace in an abandoned shopping mall - equipped with movie-quality special effects & video game-style missions - for 3+ hours. "In this spectacular full immersion experience, youll be briefed and armed by the Police Special Zombie Bashing Unit. Theyll fill you in on the full, unfolding, undead apocalypse that is going down in Reading town. An apocalypse that, for once, you didnt cause, but will have to try and fix," says the online brochure. "Then youll hit the spooky, deserted shopping mall, but you wont be shopping for that lovely little Pashmina you saw in Littlewoods. Instead, you and your team will be depleting the zombie population with full Bronson-style perspicacity. Using state of the art special effects and large, blood-inducing props youll tackle a series of computer game like missions in a full-on 'run and gun' gore fest." Get your tickets here and then report back to Bloody with your experience!
[SXSW '12 Interview] Eduardo Sanchez And Gretchen Lodge Talk 'Lovely Molly', 'Exists' And 'Blair Witch 3'
Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez's extremely well regarded comeback, Lovely Molly (review), premiered to an enthusiastic audience this past week at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Having world premiered at the TIFF last September, Image Entertainment will release the haunting film in limited theaters on May 18th. I recently hopped on the phone with co-writer and director Eduardo Sanchez, as well as Gretchen Lodge (who plays the title role in the film) to discuss the challenges of making the film, staying in character and their upcoming projects. Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, "When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession."
It always happens. When a classic franchise gets the reboot, the actors who portray the iconic characters always cry foul and pitch "their idea" for a sequel. Warwick Davis, join the club. Davis, who starred in all 6 original Leprechaun films, took to Facebook for a live chat to promote the original six films' re-release through Charter Communication's On Demand and digital download. There he complained about the reboot, while also offering his idea for a new sequel (starring him, of course). Yes, it would star Johnny Depp, doubly of course... "I pitched the 'Lep vs. Pirates' idea to Johnny Depp while we were shooting 'Life's Too Short'," Davis explained. "He didn't say much. There is so much potential for the character. I think a road movie would be fun. The Lep is best when encountering different types of people. I'd also like to see a female Leprechaun - she's even meaner though and makes the original leprechaun seem soft. I'd love to play her too!" Can you imagine being Johnny Depp and having Davis "pitch" you a new Leprechaun movie? I love the franchise, don't get me wrong, but can we all agree someone's a bit delusional? For more laughs, Davis compares Leprechaun to Alfred Hitchock's Psycho when speaking on the forthcoming remake. "I think it would be a shame to remake the original 'Leprechaun' film. It is a cult classic. It should not be touched in the same way the[y] should not have remade 'Psycho'. I think there is a lot more to explore with the character, so that should be done with a sequel." A sequel starring Johnny Depp! Woot!
During last night's "The Walking Dead" finale two new TV Spots aired for a pair of upcoming genre titles. Below you'll find a brief, but excellent spot for Lionsgate's The Cabin in the Woods, which opens on Friday, April 13. In the Drew Goddard-directed slasher, "A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. 'Cabin in the Woods' is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out." Also added is a commercial for Relativity's The Raven, from James McTeigue, the director of V for Vendetta, and starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe. In theaters April 27, "Luke Evans will play a detective who partners with Poe (Cusack) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author's fiancee (Alice Eve) and has gone on a murder spree that mimics the author's work."
Bloody Disgusting has been provided with the first stills from Rodrigo Gudiño's spooky The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, which stars Aaron Poole (Circumstances, Small Town Murder Song) and has Marcus Alqueres (300, The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin) supervising the effects for a fully animated monster! The film, "tells the story of an antiques collector who inherits a house from his estranged mother only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult of angels. Soon, he comes to suspect that his mothers oppressive spirit still lingers within her home and is using items in the house especially statues of angels to contact him with an urgent message." Check out the first still below...
Special thanks to BD reader 'Fritte Öhman' out of Sweden for the above and below screengrabs from the latest trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, all of which provided major plot clues to the mystery surrounding the Alien prequel. And while Scott denies any connection, the above grab should end the conversation once and for all. Yes, that looks like a Xenomorph to me, too. "Lost"'s Damon Lindelof has penned this brilliant sci-fi horror film where he, along with Scott, creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which "a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race." In theaters June 8 from Fox, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, Patrick Wilson and Ian Whyte all star.
'Nothing333' just tipped us off to the red band NSFW trailer for Dimension Films' Piranha 3DD, the John Gulagar-directed sequel swimming into theaters and VOD June 1. The footage is similar to the leaked international trailer, but there's a bit more nudity, and a great one-liner from the Hoff! The sequel, penned by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, continues down the path of "ridiculous" as the piranha this time make their way into swimming pools, pipes, plumping and such at a newly opened waterpark named "Wilderness Waters"! The race is on to save the town from these flesh-eating creatures that are leaving a bloodbath in their wake. Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and David Hasselhoff all star.
Italian production company IDF, owned by actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Il Postino) has begun principal photography on Federico Zampaglione's eagerly-awaited third feature, Tulpa. This morning we received the first batch of stills featuring your first look at Claudia Gerini as sex-driven femme fatale! Award-winning actress Claudia Gerini, who has just completed a leading role as Marie Cecile in Christopher Smith's TV adaptation of "Labyrinth," stars as "Lisa Boeri, a respectable and upwardly mobile businesswoman who, by night, frequents the notorious sex club 'Tulpa' in search of dangerous forms of pleasure. When her lovers start getting murdered in horrible ways, to avoid a personal scandal, she tries to deal with it herself with truly nightmare consequences." Tulpa also stars Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale), one of Italy's most renowned actors/directors, alongside Nuot Arquint (Shadow) and Michela Cescon (Sacred Heart). Shot entirely on location in Rome over five-weeks, Tulpa is based on a story by genre veteran Dardano Sacchetti, with a screenplay by Giacomo Gensini and Federico Zampaglione.
BBC America will revisit London in the era of Jack the Ripper in a new drama series from Tiger Aspect Prods. and Lookout Point. Variety reports that BBC America has boarded "Ripper Street" as a co-producer, and BBC Worldwide will handle international distribution. The series starring Matthew Macfadyen ("MI-5," "The Pillars of the Earth") and Jerome Flynn ("Game of Thrones") is "Set in London's East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the murder spree that remains one of history's most notorious serial killer cases. Series revolves around the police precinct tasked with keeping order in the rough Whitechapel neighborhood, and it will delve into the lives of characters affected by the murders." The series created by Brit drama vet Richard Warlow ("Mistresses," "The Waking the Dead") was commissioned for eight episodes by the Beeb last September. It began lensing skedded in Dublin earlier this month and will bow as part of the cabler's "Dramaville" block of original drama series.
Directed by Brad Leo Lyon, and starring oe Estevez, Maniac Cop's Robert Z'Dar, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, Brad Leo Lyon, and Aurelian Smith aka Jake the Snake Roberts, comes the indie comedy Little Creeps. "The Demonicron is REAL! At least thats what obsessed college professor Vern Drake (Joe Estevez) believes about a book said to open the gateway to hell. This leads to ridicule by his colleagues Cordell (Robert Zdar) and Donnely (Dustin Diamond) as well as his students, which include screwball jocks Alex and Brock (Brad Leo Lyon) who is the son of pro wrestling legend Richard Hertz (Aurelian Smith). Pushed over the edge after being fired by the dean (Lark Voorhies), Drake locates the book and plans to conjure the demons from within its pages to get his revenge. However, when he only manages to translate half the words required to summon them, he only gets half sized demons. Now the demons are anxious to prove that though they are half the size, they are double the trouble!" Get more on Facebook.
After bombing at the box officie, the Amanda Seyfried starrer Gone (review) is quickly working its way to DVD and Blu-ray on May 29. No specs are art yet. "The thriller revolves around a young woman named Jill (Seyfried) who returns home from her night shift to find her sister's bed empty. She's convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all." The pic opened at #9 at the box officie. Yikes.
Three leaders in the Japanese splatter movement -- Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Tak Sakaguchi (Yoroi: Samurai Zombie) -- join forces to bring three times the heart-pounding action, three times the jaw-dropping comedy and three times the head-exploding splatter of your average action/horror/comedy with Mutant Girls Squad, debuting on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD May 22nd from Well Go USA Entertainment. A soon-to-be cult film from the prolific Japanese cult film label Sushi Typhoon, Mutant Girls Squad is touted as a warped version of X-MEN, adapted into the violent, body-horror-filled universe of the three directors. Mutant Girls Squad focuses on Rin, a beautiful 16-year-old who experiences one hell of a coming-of-age when her birthday present from nature comes in the form of a shocking revelation. The film stars Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita and Naoto Takenaka. Bonus materials include the Opening Day and The Making of Mutant Girls Squad featurettes, interviews with the filmmakers and the short film Yoshi Zero, a prequel by Noboru Iguchi focusing on the character portrayed by Suzuka Morita. "Rin (Yumi Sugimoto) has always felt like an outcast among her classmates and peers, and as she's about to turn sixteen, she finds out why -- while her mother (Maiko Ito) is human, her dad (Kanji Tsuda) is a Hiruko, a race of mutant creatures whose bodies transform themselves in strange ways and can sprout weapons at will. Defense Minister Koshimizu (Naoto Takenaka) has launched a crusade to eliminate the Hirukos in the name of public safety, but Rin's father tells her of an underground Hiruko alliance who are fighting for their right to survive, and after the death of her parents, Rin makes her way to a training camp for young Hirukos. Rin, who now has long blades where her fingers used to be, teams up with fellow teenage warriors Rei (Yuko Takayama), Yoshie (Suzuka Morita), Sachie (Cay Izumi) and Chiako (Naoi Nagano), all of whom have unique bodily weapons of their own, as they set out to take down Koshimizu."
Below you'll find the official poster and first clip from 4:44 Last Day on Earth, the indie dramatic thriller directed by Abel Ferrara, and starring Willem Dafoe along with Paz de la Huerta, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp, and Dierdra McDowell. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on March 23rd. "In a large apartment high above the city, lives our couple. Theyre in love. Shes a painter, hes a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon - except that this isnt a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They - like the majority of the Earths population - have accepted their fate: The world is going to end."
Now that AMC's second season of The Walking Dead has come to an end, the cast and crew have already taken aim at the forthcoming third season that promises to up the ante with the introduction of David Morrissey as iconic The Governor and Danai Gurira as the badass Michonne, the legendary heroine from the Robert Kirkman comic series on which the zombie drama is based. Below you'll find a video where the cast looks ahead, while us fans can now sit back and dream of the chaos that'll ensure when the group take shelter in a prison... "'The Walking Dead' tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth."
This summer, brace yourself for non-stop action, suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills as something unknown strikes terror into our hearts from 8,000 feet under the deep sea. On June 26, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with CJ E&M, will unleash Korea's first 3D sci-fi thriller Sector 7 on Blu-ray 3D and DVD, as well as being made available on digital entertainment platforms. Sector 7 Blu-ray 3D includes the movie in high-definition 3D and on high-definition 2D. Both Blu-ray 3D and DVD editions boast English and Korean audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content including a "Making-of" Featurette and Original theatrical trailer. Movie fans and collectors can pre-order Sector 7 now on Amazon before the Blu-ray 3D and DVD hit store shelves nationwide. Starring popular international female action star Ha Ji-Won and directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, Sector 7 delivers blockbuster home entertainment, boasting fierce action, daring stunts and spectacular CG and 3D technology. Hae-jun (Ha Ji-Won) is working as a marine equipment manager on an old oil prospecting platform stationed at Sector 7, the mining area in the vast open sea located off the southern tip of Korea's Jeju Island. One day, a new recruit sinks to the bottom of the sea. Evidence suggests that it was not an accident, and other crew members begin to turn up dead. The few survivors soon discover an underwater creature roaming the rig. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on crew members to survive. As Hae-jun and her remaining crew lose all communications to the outside world, a frantic fight for their lives begins.
Winner of the SXSW Audience Award, I had the chance to check out the Cronenberg'-esque Citadel at the Austin film fest and was also blown away: "'Citadel' is an incredibly well-shot, terrifying and freakish horror drama that's loaded with violence, scares and intensity that only David Cronenberg's 'The Brood' could deliver." You'll find the entire review by clicking the title above. The Irish/UK co-production is directed by hot new writer-director Ciarán Foy. "The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley's life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter..."
The trailer for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows hit late last week and today we have a look at the international version. It's pretty much identical, but if you're an Alice Cooper fan you'll be pleased to find that it introduces him near the end and shows a bit of his performance of "No More Mr. Nice Guy". I actually didn't mind the trailer last week, it looks like the film will at least be better than Alice In Wonderland. But the Alice Cooper joke here falls super flat. The original Gothic soap opera was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies. In theaters May 11 "The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green's witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He's just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer's Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller's Roger - despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood." Head inside to check it out. The original trailer is included below the international one.
After working together on the award-winning Absentia, writer/director Mike Flanagan will again team up with much of its cast (including Katie Parker and Courtney Bell) to bring you Scare Dares. A new movie with a unique app tie-in Produced by Fallback Plan Productions and Mali Elfman, Scare Dares will be budgeted at under $1 Million. The film, " centers on a smartphone app that leads users to known areas of paranormal phenomena in central California. Things go wrong when a group of estranged friends kick off a reunion weekend by visiting ghostly hotspots and engaging in occult dares." Per Variety, "Producers plan to launch an actual smartphone app that will tie in with the pic, which will be a blend of narrative and "found" footage."