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The Orchard Assembles a ‘Ghost Team’

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:28

The Orchard, who just nabbed Demon and Southbound out of the Toronto International Film Festival, has acquired acquired North American, UK, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights on Oliver Irving’s Ghost Team, starring Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder, Jeepers Creepers‘ Justin Long and the hilarious Amy Sedaris, says Deadline.

The film is about a team of ghost hunters who get more than they bargained for when they embark on their own paranormal investigation. The makers of Ghost Team believe theirs will be the first feature to use the new Steadicam Tango, an innovation by cinematographer Garrett Brown on his Steadicam invention.

David Krumholtz, Melonie Diaz and Paul W. Downs also star.

Peter Warren wrote the script and Tandem Pictures’ Julie Christeas and Schuyler Weiss are producing with Mott Street Pictures’ Alex Sagalchik and Irving. Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashinia is exec producing.

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‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Being Revised by Ridley Scott

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:44

It’s going to be an Alien heavy day here, I guess! We just posted that Ridley Scott might be thinking about revealing the origin of the Xenomorph in the course of the upcoming Prometheus sequels and now Variety is saying that Scott is in the final stages of revising the Alien: Paradise Lost script, which will begin shooting in February.

Scott also told the site, “[The Alien’s] role had been worn out in previous films, but one of the questions that had never been answered was why such a creature would be invented, and by whom. That opens much larger, more universal questions.

Additionally, Damon Lindelof recently opened up to THR about the original script for Prometheus, which was apparently originally called Alien Zero. The story was far more in line with the Xenomorph universe that we have come to know and love over the course of several movies, including, “…facehuggers, and xenomorphs, and eggs, in the language of that movie, by page 30.

Interestingly enough, the script also had a David-esque character, an android that joined the humans on their mission to find their creators (also a plot point kept in the original script). Lindelof explains that the android was, “…not impressed by his creators. The android, he’s the smartest guy in the room,” which sounds an awful lot like David and the actions that he took.

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” Original Soundtrack Details Revealed [Exclusive]

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:00

Break out the reel-to-reel player as we’ve got some great news about composer Joseph Loduca‘s original soundtrack for “Ash vs Evil Dead“! We can exclusively tell you that the album will be released digitally on December 11th and on CD December 18th by Varese Sarabande. It will contain 22 tracks, including pieces such as “Kill Me Now / Perp’s Getting Away”, “No Accident”, “Ain’t For Shabbas”, and more.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

You can see the full track list below.

Track list:
1. Sheet Show / Main Title
2. Ain’t For Shabbas
3. Linda / Where It Began
4. Ash’s Trip
5. It Did Happen / Outta Here
6. A Foul Wind Bloweth / Mom Returns
7. Deer Amanda / Shut Up Linda
8. The Handyman Can’t
9. Adios, Tio Brujo
10. Soave Pablo / She Got Him
11. Offer To Fisher / Handy Escape / She Was Ruby
12. Let’s Start Over / Pablo’s Process
13. Kill Me Now / Perp’s Getting Away
14. No Accident
15. Evil Catches Up
16. Missed Ya’
17. Amanda Returns
18. Ritual
19. Not My Boyfriend / Burn The Cabin
20. Burn Baby / Mortal Toys
21. Without Evil There Is No Good
22. Ash’s Theme

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Ridley Scott to Reveal Who Created the ‘Alien’ Xenomorphs?!

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:50

In Ridley Scott’s 2012 Prometheus it was revealed that the race of Engineers were behind the creation of mankind, and was also planning its extinction.

I think the majority of us assumed that these Engineers, being “Gods” and all, also created the Xenomorphs, which first made an appearance in Scott’s 1979 Alien. In fact, Prometheus ends with an Engineer “birthing” a Xenomorph-esque creature before cutting to the end credits.

I thought it was pretty clear. I guess not?

The Alien universe has hit peak confusing, with Neill Blomkamp’s sequel to Alien and Aliens postponed indefinitely, and Scott moving forward with his newly titled Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost.

As we’ve stated multiple times in the past, Prometheus was originally to be a one-shot sci-fi film that would bridge directly into Alien and explain how the Engineer ship ending up destroyed and decayed in Alien.

Damon Lindelof expanded the universe, turning Prometheus into a planned trilogy, only he left Scott and Fox with their pants down giving no plans for the next two sequels. Thus, the delay.

[Related Post] Prometheus Sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost, to Reveal a Destroyed Engineer Planet?!

Anyways, in a new interview, Scott drops a really strange bomb.

Prometheus 2 [Alien: Paradise Lost] will start getting shot in February and I’ve already begun now so I know what the script is,” says Scott. “Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we’ll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?”

Okay, so, what Scott is saying here is essentially what we’ve been saying all along – Prometheus is now a trilogy, and that eventually he’s going to bridge that franchise into Alien.

But what I find strange is the question, “Who would make such a dreadful thing?” What does he mean? I thought the Engineers created the black ooze that morphs DNA into various lifeforms – one being the destroyer known as a Xenomorph?

I’m intrigued by this new proclamation that injects an air of fresh mystery into the franchise that was sort of feeling a bit, I don’t know, unnecessary and gluttonous?

What do you guys think? There’s a lot here to digest.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson is allegedly in talks to join Ridley Scott’s Alien: Paradise Lost, in theaters May 30, 2017.

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5 of the Creepiest Fairy Tale Creatures Ever Put On Screen

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:31

It’s surprising that there aren’t more fairy tales turned into R-rated horror films, because many of them are incredibly dark. With The Hallow (review) coming out last weekend, we thought we would take a look back at some of the creepiest fairy tale creatures ever put on screen!

Lady Claudia Hoffman (Snow White: A Tale of Terror)

The VHS box for this film used to scare the crap out of me when I saw it at Blockbuster as a child. Sigourney Weaver’s Evil Queen is one for the ages, and while she’s not technically a “creature,” I dare you to tell me that her Old Hag persona is not terrifying (and an excellent makeup job on Weaver).

Rumpelstiltsken (1995 Film)

To be fairRumpelstiltsken is not a good movie. Directed by Mark Jones (who also directed Leprechaun), the film puts the famed fairy tale creatures into modern day Los Angeles, where he goes after the baby of a widow. It’s all rather silly, but Rumpelstiltsken himself is still gross to look at.

Otik (Little Otik)

The Czech folktale “Otesánek” is not one commonly known to American audiences, but the 2000 film adaptation is  one of the more unsettling films adapted from fairy tales and should be sought out. A married couple (Jan Hartl and Veronika Žilková) who are having trouble conceiving find a baby-shaped tree stump in the yard, which then comes alive and happens to have an insatiable appetite. At first it’s innocent, with Otik eating people’s hair, but eventually he begins to crave human flesh. It’s some pretty nasty stuff.

The Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth)

Guillermo del Toro gave us one of the most terrifying fairy tale creatures ever in what is arguably his best film, Pan’s Labyrinth. I’m pretty sure anyone watching this for this first time was screaming at little Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) to not eat the damn grape, but it wouldn’t be a proper fairy tale if our protagonist didn’t make a mistake every now and then. Her mistake awakens the Pale Man, a creature whose eyes are located in the palms of its hands. The sight of him eating the heads off of the fairies is traumatizing enough, but del Toro gives us some nail-biting suspense with Ofelia’s narrow escape from the creature.

The Gentlemen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Okay, this one isn’t a movie, but the Gentlemen are some of the scariest fairy tale creatures ever put on film. While they are not “real” fairy tale creatures (they were inspired by a nightmare creator Joss Whedon had as a child in which a floating monster approached his bed), they were described as fairy tale creatures in the Season 4 episode “Hush.” Their modus operandi is that they come to a town and steal everyone’s voices, only to steal the hearts of seven unlucky individuals. About 2/3 of the episode had no dialogue, earning the episode an Emmy nomination, and a spot as one of the spookiest of television ever.

What are some fairy tale creatures that scared you as a child (or as an adult)? Let us know in the comments below or shoot me a Tweet!

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‘The Bye Bye Man’ Spotted in Cleveland

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:22

Intrepid Pictures’ horror-thriller The Bye Bye Man has started shooting in Cleveland.

Michael Trucco (pictured; “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan,” “Killer Women” and “Revenge”) joins Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas and Lucien Laviscount, reports Variety.

The film recounts a series of terrifying events experienced by three Wisconsin college students, played by Smith, Bonas and Laviscount. Trucco plays the brother of one the students, whose mind has been invaded by the unstoppable Bye Bye Man (Jones).

Stacy Title is directing from Jonathan Penner’s script, based on Robert Damon Schneck’s short story “The Bridge to Body Island.” Trevor Macy is producing for Intrepid, and Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman are producing for Los Angeles Media Fund.

Trucco’s credits include He’s repped by UTA and McKeon-Myones Management

Intrepid has produced a few solid horror films from The Strangers to Safe House, Oculus and Before I Wake, starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane.

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Fox Gives Neill Blomkamp a Consolation Prize in ‘The Gone World’ After Putting ‘Alien’ On Hold

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:58

Now that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel is indefinitely on hold – and probably dead – Twentieth Century Fox is giving him the give of another project.

Deadline reports that the director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie is set to write and helm an adaptation of The Gone World, the next sci-fi novel by Thomas Sweterlitsch.

Chernin Entertainment is producing the sci-fi time travel procedural, which is being kept under lock and key.

Numerous studios chased this book, adds the site, which was repped by Sylvie Rabineau of RWSG, who earlier today brokered a Fox deal for Kazu Kibuishi’s bestselling graphic novel series Amulet, and will develop it into a potential feature franchise.

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“Lucifer” Burns Down FOX Next Year

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:19

The Devil has come to Los Angeles…

From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Len Wiseman (Underworld) comes “Lucifer,” which will premiere on FOX Monday January 25 at 9/8c.

In the series, club owner Lucifer Morningstar sees a young pop star gunned down outside of his club and feels the need to bring her killers to justice. He is joined by an LAPD homicide detective (Lauren German) and his best friend (Lesley-Ann Brandt).

Here’s the full release:

“Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DECKER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil? “

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[TV Review] “iZombie” Episode 2.06: ‘Max Wager’

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:02

Well that was certainly a jam-packed episode. For the first time this season, the mystery-of-the-week was put on the backburner and iZombie spent a majority of the episode focusing on advancing many different subplots.

We have now reached the midpoint of the season, and while there haven’t been any bad episodes if iZombie yet this year (even a mediocre one is better than most things on the air nowadays), it was getting worrisome that so much screen time was being devoted to the aforementioned mysteries-of-the-week. “Max Wager” assuaged any worries I may have had about the season.

First up, we have the mysterious Mr. Stacey Boss (whose name will never stop being funny). His reveal in the barbershop was a little unorthodox in that it wasn’t exactly a gasp-worthy reveal, but Eddie Jemison was able to come across as plenty menacing. This was never more apparent than in his confrontation with Peyton in her office. They guy just waltzed right into her office, messed with her crime board and flat-out threatened her (er, provided her an opportunity) in the place where she works.

Mr. Boss just has two brief scenes in “Max Wager,” but he has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Vaughn du Clark has faded into the background this season and Blaine hasn’t exactly been present for the majority of the first five episodes. iZombie was missing a truly evil antagonist, and Mr. Boss may just fit the bill.

Speaking of Blaine, he received a surprise of his own this week when his father Angus attempted to take over his brain business. Blaine has been a strong, if somewhat bratty, villain for iZombie, but he’s been pushed aside this season to the point of even being absent from one episode. “Max Wager” not only provides a conflict for Blaine in Angus (who is hastily disposed of by Major in the episode’s closing moments), but it also gives him a nice conversation with Liv about being a zombie vs. being a human. It wasn’t a scene that was relevant to the overarching plot, but it was a nice little peek into Blaine’s brain.

What was a little surprising was Blaine murdering his own grandfather just to get back at his father. Blaine is a great villain, but we haven’t seen a lot of humanity from him over the past 18 episodes. David Anders gets a brief moment tonight where he is crying over his grandfather’s now-brainless corpse that is a nice touch for the character.

Major was all sunshine and rainbows this week, wasn’t he? He and Liv were really testing the boundaries of their relationship, and while it was a bummer when Ravi informed them that the zombie virus could penetrate any and all condoms (which, okay), it was nice to see the two actually be romantic with each other. Major still has that little problem with Detective Bozzio looking into the missing rich zombies men, but he also had a little trick up his sleeve. The reveal that A) Angus was next on his list and B) he was secretly storing the zombies he was supposed to be murdering in a freezer was the best “Go Major!” moment iZombie has had in a while.

Liv and Major’s reunion over the past two episodes has been a real treat to watch, especially after so many episodes of Major giving her the cold shoulder. Their Skype strip poker scene was adorable and it would be welcome to get more scenes like that between them. We were never able to see what they were like as a couple outside of the first scene from the pilot, and now that we can see them actually be a couple (sort of), we have a new insight into their relationship.

The mystery-of-the-week was a continuation of last week’s basketball mystery. Harry Cole, the man with the gambling problem from last week was gunned down on the courthouse steps. The perpetrator revealed to be a famous basketball player named Calvin Owens (who is actually real former basketball player Rick Fox). Peyton ended up making a deal with him, which means that we could be seeing more of him in future episodes. Cole’s gambling man’s brain made Liv (you guessed it) addicted to gambling this week. It was refreshing to see her gambling pay off though. Rather than have her lose a bunch of money, she actually won quite a bit and it put her in the path of Mr. Boss.

“Max Wager” was iZombie’s best episode of the season so far, and set up what could be a potentially fantastic second half of the season (and because it’s iZombie, I expect nothing less).

Random Notes

  • Chapter Titles of the Week: Omelette You Finish; Let’s Talk About Sex, Zom-Bie; Angus Beef; Magnum, P.I.; Who’s the Boss?; Shambler Gambler; Risky Business.
  • Brain Recipe of the Week: Brain-Stuffed Clams!
  • Zombie Power of the Week: Gambling Addiction!
  • In case you couldn’t tell, I really liked this episode, hypothetically…
  • I confess, I really thought Angus was going to end up being Mr Boss. Way to prove me wrong iZombie!
  • Eddie Jemison, who plays Mr. Boss, is famous for his role in the Ocean’s 11 trilogy, but I know him as stalker-ish yet sweet Ogie in the absolutely fantastic movie Waitress. It was quite surreal to see him as this type of character.
  • “Body snatchers?” -Peyton, on Major’s out-of-character sunny disposition.
  • We now have three bad guys on iZombie (four if you count Angus). Is it too much to hope for a villainess in the future? I know we have Gilda, but she’s more like Vaughn du Clark’s henchwoman.
  • Speaking of, no Gilda this week. Boo.
  • “Fabulous PPO health insurance that pays for contact lenses and teeth whitening!” -Mr. Boss, who is somehow able to make that line sound all scary and threatening.
  • Uh…why weren’t we allowed to see Major in that g-string? I demand pictures Rob Thomas.
  • Clive thinks Liv just sits on the computer to get a few tidbits of sports knowledge. Alright.
  • I have no idea what happens next week, but it’s called “Abra Cadaver” so I can only assume Liv eats the brain of a magician.

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Cripper “A Dime for the Establishment” Video Premiere [Exclusive]

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:00

We’ve teamed up with German thrash metal band Cripper to bring you the exclusive US premiere for their “A Dime for the Establishment” music video! The video is a action-packed heist completely with tons of guns, violence, and John Woo-esque shoot outs, so if you need a pick-me-up to get through the rest of the week, you’ve come to the right place!

The band explains to BD:

These were days full of action, an exciting film set feeling…and of course, things went pear-shaped during some of those wild explosions. We’re all still alive – notwithstanding the highly dangerous realization of the crazy storyboard. We had a lot of fun, which we hope the clip can convey. Bang, bang!

Pick up your copy of Hyëna via Metal Blade.

Cripper online:
Official Website

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‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ is a Kickstarter Success

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:16

You have until next fall to learn how to parry a machete while sprinting through the woods with the grace of a deer, because Friday the 13th: The Game is officially happening.

That’s not to say that an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign would’ve killed the project. Jason doesn’t get killed, he does the killing. For him, death is synonymous with taking a nap. Had he been given a speaking role in his films, we’d probably hear him say things like “Phew! Tauntauning that counselor inside of that other counselor really took it out of me. I think I’ll have a death.”

As I write this, nearly 10,400 backers have parted with more than $706k to help make this game a reality. “I knew horror fans loved this character, but I have to admit, seeing this outpouring of support is humbling,” says franchise creator Sean S. Cunningham.

“I can’t say enough about the community that was built up around this Kickstarter,” adds Friday the 13th: The Game co-creator Wes Keltner, whose glorious mustache makes me feel downright awful about the path I’ve chosen with my own face.

“We received countless messages from fans, telling us how much a Friday the 13th game meant to them. They raised an army of support for us, and we couldn’t have done it without them. Seriously. Now it’s time to unleash Jason onto Camp Crystal Lake, once more.”

“The whole Kickstarter experience, interacting with the backers, that’s what makes tonight so great. It’s like I’ve gotten a bunch of new friends and we’re all celebrating together,” says Gun executive director Randy Greenback.

Running a crowdfunding size comes with a substantial amount of behind-the-scenes work. Communicating with backers, working with annoying press types like myself who never stop asking for stuff you’re not yet ready to share, dealing with stretch goals and promotions (live-streams, interviews, etc.) — it’s enough to break a person.

For Gun and Illfonic, the next 10-ish months will be all about conquering the daunting list of things that can and probably will go wrong when making something as complex and time-consuming as a video game while simultaneously selling as many people on it as possible and dealing with harsh criticisms from hardcore fans. For everyone else, it’s a 10 month-long waiting game.

If that sounds like a crazy long time, I suggest grabbing a copy of Fallout 4. Boot it up and Fall 2016 will get here before you’ve had time to finish customizing your character.

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Trailer Gets ‘Submerged’ in Colorful Action

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:23

It’s been a longtime coming but Submerged is finally coming to limited theaters! Coming from Steven C. Miller (Under The Bed, Aggression Scale), the thriller opens in LA and NYC on November 27th. Today, the official trailer for the film has been released and can be seen below. If it doesn’t make your heart rate raise a little bit at the thought of being trapped in a sinking car, you’re a stronger person than myself.

A limousine joyride goes berserk in this breathless, pulse-pounding thriller. Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) stars as an ex-soldier turned bodyguard hired to protect a young woman. But while cruising with a group of friends one night, their stretch limo is run off the road and underwater by a gang of ruthless kidnappers—who then dive in to finish the job. Suddenly it’s sink or swim, as the bodyguard must fight to keep the vehicle from becoming a watery grave.

Starring Tim Daly, Jonathan Bennet, and Rosa Salazar, Submerged was written by Scott Milam (Mother’s Day).

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New “The X-Files” Art Trusts No One

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:13

We just landed new character art for the forthcoming “The X-Files” revival, which returns to FOX on January 24th, 2016.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully, respectively, with the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) once again playing a major role.

Joel McHale stars as Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.

The presumed dead Lone Gunmen – played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood – are set to return for an undisclosed arc. Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (Psycho Beach Party) signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, respectively.

The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).

Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.

Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

Image Source: ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ed Araquel/FOX

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‘The Girl In The Photographs’: Vertical Nabs Pic Exec-Produced By Wes Craven

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:06

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and playing Screamfest in Los Angeles, Vertical Entertainment acquired Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, which pegs Wes Craven as an executive producer.

It’s a shame that this is one of Craven’s last films as it’s terrible. Not only is it hyper misogynistic, but it looks awful, which is shocking as it was lensed by the veteran cinematographer Dean Cundey, who worked on the original Halloween films. Kalyn wrote a negative review out of the aforementioned Screamfest in which she states the film fails to flesh out its identity. I refuse to believe the film’s issues come from the screenplay, penned by Osgood Perkins, as his February is one of the best indie films I’ve seen this year. Whatever the case, don’t get your hopes up.

Kal Penn stars with Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, and Mitch Pileggi.

“Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town natural beauty is bored with her dead end job at a grocery store and is ready to distance herself from her abusive boyfriend. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begins leaving her photos of their mutilated victims. Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings (Penn), a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry and use it for an important ad campaign. When he learns Colleen is their muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles. But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.”

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‘The Tape’ Reveal Trailer Evokes ‘The Ring’

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 20:24

This reveal trailer for The Tape doesn’t waste any time getting weird. It’s strange enough and edited in such a way that it resembles that tape from The Ring that takes a whole week to murder anyone who’s dumb enough to watch it. I have no idea if it resembles the game it’s trying to sell, but it is memorable, and that’s important when you’re competing against dozens of indie developers who are looking to get the word out about their own spooky projects.

The Tape is being developed by Kazakov Oleg, creator of Putrefaction, a horror-themed shooter that released on Steam back in August.

With “found footage stylization, slow pace and creepy atmosphere,” Oleg isn’t relying on cheap scares to get our attention. It follows a detective who’s tasked with finding a missing girl. My favorite thing about this game comes from its Steam description where it lists “Uncover the truth or at least try to escape” as a feature.

As far as player goals go, that’s setting the bar low enough that I’m confident I’ll be able to reach it. Will I escape? Probably not. Will I make an escape attempt? Sure, probably.

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‘Friday the 13th’ Fan Brings Jason to Life

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 19:21

In honor of Jason Voorhees’ long-awaited return to video games in Friday the 13th: The Game, one incredibly talented fan has gone above and beyond with what may very well be the best Jason cosplay I’ve seen so far. Tumblr user strongthematicviolence has created something that looks like it should be gathering dust in a Paramount warehouse, and that’s without the aid of Photoshop.

Slasher fans have turned up in droves to support Friday the 13th: The Game via the #UnleashJason hashtag, though nothing I’ve seen so far has been quite as wonderful as this. Over 10,250 people have backed the game’s Kickstarter campaign, donating a little over $688k to help make it happen. If it can raise another $12k by Friday, we’ll have another horror game to look forward to next fall.

This behind-the-scenes image should give you an idea of the insane amount of detail that went into making this costume. I mean, come on, this is ridiculous.

#UnleashJason getting into the @fridaythe13thgame spirit for Halloween! Just gotta paint the head and he's ready to SLAY

A photo posted by Brandon S.M. (@sculptordie) on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:03pm PDT

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Fox Can’t Decide on a Name For Their “Frankenstein” Series

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 18:32

Once a trailer has been released, isn’t that when you think to yourself, “Okay. We’ve committed to a name. Now let’s focus on other things because it’s out there and that’s how people now know us“? Maybe I’m crazy in thinking that’s how things usually go.

Fox has announced that their Frankenstein-inspired series has a new name: “Second Chance“. Originally titled “The Frankenstein Code” and then later dubbed “Lookinglass”, this is the third time that the name has changed, although I’m not sure that it’s any better than the first option, although I think it’s loads better than the second.

The show is a modern reimagining of the classic tale by Mary Shelley. The show follows a 75-year old man who is brutally murdered only to be brought back to life as a much younger man by two scientists.

Rob Kazinsky will play the main character, Jimmy Pritchard, with Dilshad Vadsaria and Adhir Kalyan playing the two scientists Mary and Otto Goodwin, respectively.

The show is set to premiere in January 2016.

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How Would You Die in a Horror Movie?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:00

So, we’re not doing a quiz this week like usual. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun! Instead, we’re doing one of those “the initials of your name” horror infographics that portents the cause of your death, where it occurs, and who your killer is!

For example, using the below graph with my initials, I was killed by “witchcraft” in the “Antarctic” by a “Teen Wolf”. I will say, that’s a helluva series of events and I desperately want to know how that happened. Anyone fancy coming up with a quick little story to make that work?

Another example, this time using Brad. He would be “poisoned” in the “American Midwest” by “Night of the Living Dead Zombies”. Well, that’s a twist.

Check out the infographic below and let us know your death! Bonus points if you write a short story to explain how it happened!

Source: Redstar Fancy Dress

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‘Dementia’ Posters Play Mind Games

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:30

IFC Midnight is playing games with our memory in these two variant posters for Dementia, starring Gene Jones (The Sacrament) and Kristina Klebe (Proxy, Halloween), which is said to be a cross between Misery and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.

On VOD December 4th, the film also stars some of horror’s hottest indie actors that include Peter Cilella (Resolution) Richard Riehle (Texas Chainsaw 3D) Marc Senter (Red, White & Blue), Graham Skipper (Almost Human) as well as Molly McQueen (Carjacked) Tony Denison (The Closer) and introducing newcomer Hassie Harrison.

Diagnosed with dementia, war veteran George Lockhart (Jones) must deal with his estranged family. Son Jerry (Cilella) and granddaughter Shelby (Harrison) force him to hire a live-in nurse (Klebe). Only to find she harbors a sinister secret.

Director Mike Testin, and Producers by J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules are the filmmakers behind the horror hit film Contracted. Executive Producers are Jonathan Yunger and Jeffrey Greenstein. The screenwriter is Meredith Berg.

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Listen to a Track from the ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ OST

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 14:55

I’d like to take you on a journey. Just close your eyes, open your mind, and relax. When you hit play on the video below, I want you to imagine a calm lake surrounded by a dense forest, and inside that forest is a smattering of rustic cabins. You’re walking next to those cabins now, guided only by the pale glow of the full moon that hovers above you.

It’s a beautiful night to be outside. It’s chilly, but not enough that it’s uncomfortable. What is uncomfortable is the sudden sharp pain you feel in your stomach. You look down to see six inches of dirty steel protruding from your stomach. As the light leaves your eyes, you wonder if there will ever be a third Condemned game, and if it’ll be any good. Then, you go to sleep.

As relaxing as that meditation exercise was for all of us, it wouldn’t have been as effective if we didn’t have a track from composer Harry Manfredini’s Friday the 13th: The Game OST to build off of. There will be more like it in the full game, so long as it gets another $15k before its Kickstarter campaign wraps up on Friday (Nov 13).

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