Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror from acclaimed makeup effects wizard and writer/director Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II), will have its world premiere screening at the prestigious Screamfest Film Festival on Wednesday, October 22nd at the historic TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in the heart of Hollywood (details below).
In addition to the first public screening of the highly anticipated shocker starring horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker and featuring the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor, Screamfest will be holding a Q&A immediately after the screening with several cast and crew members in attendance including Taylor, co-star Felisha Terrell and award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson.
In addition, the actual “Fear Chamber” used in the film will be on display in the lobby of the TCL Chinese 6. Do you dare enter?
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
FEAR CLINIC World Premiere Screening and Q&A
6:30PM – “Black” Carpet Arrivals
7:30PM – Screening; with Q&A immediately afterwards
Stars Corey Taylor, Felisha Terrell, Brandon Beemer;
Co-writer/producer Aaron Drane and Producer Mark Johnson;
Special FX Creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his Fear Chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…
FEAR CLINIC will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in early 2015.
See No Evil 2, which features star wrestler Kane as “Jacob Goodnight”, a psychopath that goes on a killing spree, will be available on Digital HD and Video On Demand this Friday, October 17th, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on Tuesday, October 21st.
Starring Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet II), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, Freddy vs Jason), Greyston Holt (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Chelan Simmons (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Kaj Eriksen and Lee Majdoub, from the pic directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), check out this clip in which a rag tag group of teens run around scared.
“A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.“
DVD and Blu-ray special features will include: “Twisted Twins (Soska Sisters)” featurette, “Autopsy: Dissecting the Kills” featurette and “Kane’s Goodnight: An Icon Reborn” featurette
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has revealed plans for a two-part Justice League, while also revealing plans for six other DC adaptations.
First, Zack Snyder, who is the worst at telling a story (I can’t stand anything he’s done, except Dawn of the Dead), is directing both of the Justice League movies. He’s currently working on the hilariously titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for 2016, although the title may have implications towards the Justice League franchise. Justice League will be broken into two, and released in 2017 and 2019, which means Snyder will have to be behind cameras before BvS is released.
The Suicide Squad will get a 2016 release, while 2018 will see both The Flash and Aquaman swimming to the big screen. According to Variety, The Flash will be played by Ezra Miller, who was fantastic in We Need to Talk About Kevin. The story revolves around Barry Allen, a scientist who awakes from a coma and is gifted with the power of super speed. Allen is a part of the Justice League and it is expected that Miller will have some sort of cameo in the upcoming pic Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice where that team is likely to be unveiled. Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman, as previously reported.
Tsujihara also revealed that they’ll be remaking Green Lantern, hoping to wash away the taste they left in our mouths with Ryan Reynolds. Too bad it won’t be done until 2020. Yeah, 2020 – that sounds like the date in Blade Runner, The Terminator or Alien.
The coolest news is that by 2020 we’ll also get a Cyborg adaptation.
That’s a lot to look forward to. What’s interesting, though, is that there’s no mention of more Superman or Batman films. Maybe they’re attempting to avoid fatigue?
The Grocery Coupon Network is getting into the holiday spirit with an infographic of their own- a “Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” to help you be prepared if (when) the dead start to rise.
My favorite portion breaks down zombie speed, something I haven’t seen before:
How Zombie’s Speed Has Evolved
Dawn of the Dead (1978 Movie): 0.4 Steps Per Second (SPS)
World War Z (2006 Novel): 0.7 SPS
Night of the Living Dead (1968 Movie): 1 SPS
28 Days Later (2002 Movie): 3.9 SPS
Dawn of the Dead (2004 Remake): 4.4 SPS
World War Z (2013 Movie): 6.7 SPS
And the average person? … 3 SPS walking and 6 SPS running, so you better hope you encounter some of the more leisurely zombies.
Anyways, check out the graphic below and get more Halloween Treats here.
Latino Review shared the second poster for Dark Was the Night, which stars Kevin Durand, Lukas Hass, Heath Freeman, Sabina Gadecki and Nick Damici.
Directed by Jack Heller from a script by Tyler Hisel, “A long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees, outside the remote town of Maiden Woods. Isolated and threatened it sets its sites on the townspeople, as Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) attempts to overcome the demons of his past, so that he may protect those that he loves.”
You can see it soon if you live in Los Angeles! Dark Was the Night is set to premiere at the Screamfest horror film festival, which runs from October 14th-23rd at the TCL Chinese Theaters. The premier is set for this Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 7:30pm followed by a Q&A. The participating cast is lead star Kevin Durand, Bianca Kajlich, Sabina Gadecki, Heath Freeman, & Steve Agee.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with industrial group Justin Symbol to bring you the exclusive album stream of V Ω I D H E A D, which comes out today! The album features tracks that include ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist Daisy Berkowitz.
Frontman Symbol states:
a concept record which takes the listener on a disturbing and beautiful journey through the psyche of a character named the “Voidhead”.
You can purchase V Ω I D H E A D via iTunes.
10/31 – NY – NEW YORK – JUSTIN SYMBOL (SMACK! 18TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FETISH BALL – A FETISH HORROR STORY FEAT. A SPECIAL LIVE CONCERT BY THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK) – 251 W 30TH ST
An absolutely bonkers story just came out of a clown car over at THR.
The site is reporting that real life clowns are angry with FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” for depicting clown in a negative light. Yes, there’s actually a group of clowns that are bitching and moaning about the killer clown, which was teased in the series’ premiere last Wednesday.
The FX series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk revolves around Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch), a serial killer who stalks couples with scissors and imprisons children in an old school bus.
“Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm,” bemoans Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International, the nation’s biggest clown club. “They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare.
“We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or ‘clown fear,’ ” Kohlberger told the site.
The site then smartly addresses “clown fear” in entertainment over the last century, pointing out scenes in Poltergeist, “IT” and more. Click on over for more on that and to see what c-creator Ryan Murphy has to say about the clown in “Freak Show”
We exclusively broke the news for Bloody Disgusting readers that a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre was in the works – one that it would tell of Leatherface’s teenage years.
Our scoop was confirmed, further adding that Seth M. Sherwood would be penning Leatherface, which would take place before Tobe Hooper’s 1974 cult classic, making it a massive franchise prequel.
Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, is once again producing with Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Carl Mazzacone, for Lionsgate.
Bloody Disgusting has received exclusive inside Intel that Millennium has been taking meetings with directors over the past few weeks. While many would excite you guys, here’s the two “teams” they’re targeting.
From what I’m being told, Millennium’s top choice are Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and the forthcoming Among the Living. The duo were also courted for New Line Cinema’s A Nightmare On Elm Street years ago.
Also on Millennium’s radar are Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, who helmed the absolutely incredible indie Starry Eyes, to be released by MPI/Dark Sky Films this coming November. You’ll see that these guys have serious slasher potential.
It should be clear that, as we’re told, neither party has signed on as of this writing, and that these are Millennium’s top choices. As always in Hollywood, things can change in an instant. Keep it here for official word as it comes in.
Who would you like to see behind the camera for Leatherface?
With the American Film Market gearing up for this coming November, we’re starting to get all sorts of goodies sent our way.
We’re the first to receive the official sales art for There Are Monsters, which is written and directed by The Strangers‘ Bryan Bertino. And if you saw his Mockingbird on VOD this past weekend, you also know that he’s still behind quality horror.
Here’s the official plot crunch attached to the art:
“From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness.
Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.
Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy (Elisabeth Moss) but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…“
Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men” fame is starring.
Last month we reported on “Slash/Up”, a multiverse fanfilm web-series from the creators of the “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness” fanfilm.
Each episode will pit a different set of retro movie/geek culture icons against each in a totally unique, story driven mashup, wrapped around by debate and commentary,
The first episode, which premiered today on YouTube Channel WTFLOL, pits Friday the 13th franchise icon Jason Voorhees against The Terminator‘s Sarah Connor!
The production value is serous shocking, and the makeup effects work astounding. I love the 80′s synth score that sounds like an old NES video game, too. I get all sorts of fan films submitted, but this one is damn impressive. “You’re terminated.” Classic.
A Kickstarter has also been launched to help fund their next episode, ‘Freddy vs. Neo’.
The short was directed by Brian Rosenthal and stars Derek Russo and Nicole Marines.
Kudos to Marca Blanca for cutting together this hysterical “The Walking Dead” spoof in which he uses the theme music to introduce real life zombies – drunk idiots.
Watch as real life “zombies” roam the streets in “The Walking Drunk”. My only wish is that this were longer – or had some footage of me in there.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with New York musician Militia Vox to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Rid Of Me”, which comes from the upcoming EP Bait (out October 31st). Militia is the frontwoman of Judas Priestess, the only all-female Judas Priest cover band.
Militia Vox states:
Thematically, this song and video are centered on a very specific female archetype- a lady everyone loves to hate… a madwoman; she’s “The Rejected Lover.” Nothing is scarier than a lovesick woman. This type of woman has historically been both feared and celebrated, Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, Medea (the Greek tragedy, NOT the one that goes to jail!)… I find these kind of women fascinating because every female has the capability to let her love cross the line and spin out of control out of desperation. If she feels like her desires are not being reciprocated, there is hell to pay. PJ Harvey is a goddess for writing these words. It’s a perspective that you rarely hear expressed in music.
You can pre-order Bait via Bandcamp. Also below are the dates for Vox’s “Times Scare” performances, which take place in Times Square, NY.
Monday Oct 20- OPENING PARTY
Monday Oct 27-”Rid of Me” Video Event
Sunday Nov 2- New album BAIT Record Release Event, 10pm
Times Square, NYC (669 8th Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036)
We love a good scare, and so do the guys at Panic Attack.
Panic Attack Productions is getting into the Halloween spirit with a new series of scare-themed videos that will debut right here on Bloody Disgusting.
The first of many is ‘Urban Exploring At Night’, where the team hope to induce a panic attack on Bloody readers. Watch the video below and then tell the Panic Attack team what you thought. You can Panic Attack Productions is getting into the Halloween spirit with a new series of scare-themed videos that will debut subscribe here for more.
International prog metal band Skyharbor have released a stunning animated video for their track “Patience”, which comes from their upcoming sophomore album Guiding Lights. The video was directed by Jess Cope and her team at Owl House Studios. You might recognize her work as she has also created visuals for Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, and Devin Townsend. The video is, “…the product of 3 months of meticulous illustration, photography and stop-motion animation.”
Pre-orders for Guiding Lights can be found here.
Poltergeist has been rated PG-13 for “intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.” But that’s okay. The original was rated PG.
Gil Keenan directs the new Poltergeist, allegedly a pseudo-sequel, that will open in theaters on July 24, 2015.
To be released in 3-D, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams also star.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@BradMiska) know that horror movies aren’t my only passion. When I’m not watching and writing about genre films, my life is dedicated to basketball. So, if there’s ever an opportunity to write about basketball here on Bloody, I’m going to take it.
Using our new section, The Further, you’ve got to see this incredible video in which a bouncing basketball connects 24 different movies – one of which is The Shining (Danny doesn’t seem to mind). It’s awesome when it makes its way to space…
Collectif HOTU’s astounding video is perfectly timed to the NBA season being on the cusp on getting underway – Halloween weekend as a matter of fact.
Horror fans and basketball fans bounce over to Twitter and give me a follow.
The park will open on June 12, 2015.
Director Colin Trevorrow just tweeted out the official teaser poster for Jurassic World, and it’s a beautiful and simple throwback to the original one-sheet for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece.
This time Universal Pictures will be opening the actual park, as teased and eluded to in this various news stories.
The film will star Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.
Scouts Vs. Zombies, directed by directed by Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones‘ Christopher Landon, is moving yet again.
The undead horror comedy is getting a Halloween 2015 release, opening on October 30, a big shift from its February 20 date.
Tye Sheridan (Dark Places), Logan Miller (Night Moves), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Rounding out the cast is Sarah Dumont (Don Jon) as Denise, David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills) as Scout Leader Rogers, Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show) as Ms. Fielder, Halston Sage (Neighbors) as Kendall, and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Stuck In Love) as Jeff.
Deadline writes that “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” co-creator and co-star Rob McElhenney has closed a significant deal at Legendary Pictures to make his feature directorial and screenwriting debut
Armed with a four-minute test reel and a passionate 20-minute pitch, Legendary acquired his family action pitch Figment, with McElhenney tied to write the script and direct the film, and produce it.
“It’s a family action adventure about an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life.”
The aforementioned pitch video gave a sense of the nostalgic feeling, the wonder and imagination that conveyed the bond between the key character and his “figment,” on a film that has thematic aspirations to be comparable to a Goonies or E.T.
On November 14th, 1995, a group of early 20-somethings released an album that has since gone on to become one of metal’s most influential titles, laying the foundation for what would become known as “The Gothenburg Sound”. That album was At The Gates Slaughter Of The Soul.
Shortly after the release of the album, the group broke up and the members went their separate ways. The Björler brothers founded The Haunted while drummer Adrian Erlandsson played for several Cradle Of Filth albums. The band reformed a few times over the years but never committing to anything solid. Until now.
On October 28th, the band will release At War With Reality, the first new album from the band in 19 years. It’s completely evident that nearly two decades has had an effect on the band. However, that effect has only honed and sharpened their already razor-edged ferocity.
Before we head into this review, let’s take a moment to think of some memorable moments that have occurred in the last 19 years: 9/11, the release of the iPhone, Silent Hill 1 came out, Freddy Vs. Jason finally hit theaters, Hurricane Katrina, the Columbia space shuttle blowing up, the creation of Facebook… Have I listed enough events to make you realize just how long of a time 19 years truly is?
During that time, another event occurred that completely revolutionized the entertainment industry and how we absorb our preferred media: the internet. Whereas before finding bands was done primarily through word of mouth, sharing demos, tapes, and CDs, or reading reviews in whatever magazine/paper you enjoyed, nowadays you can go to websites that recommend tens, hundreds, even thousands of other bands that you’ll enjoy based upon your own tastes.
Because of this mass influx of music, this overabundance of options, we’ve had the opportunity to hear bands and sounds that we’d never even dreamed of. But what got lost was the time to appreciate a band before moving on and finding someone new to expand our horizons. Instead of listening to albums, we became a single-driven society. Why buy a whole album when I can just grab the songs I like off of iTunes, am I right?
Nearly 20 years of musical freedom has allowed people to constantly find something “heavier”, something “more extreme”, with the greatest of ease. And the landscape of music has shifted at what felt like a radical pace. What was “in” became passé far quicker than ever before.
But lest we forget, At The Gates were the progenitors of the melodic death metal sound. During their heyday, they were the apex of the genre.
Nineteen years can change a great many things for people. You can find a career, get married, have children… You can create a life. You can see that what originally was so important in your youth is but a passing thought as an adult. You develop strong, educated feelings on politics, religion, and the world around you. That life experience is exactly what you hear on this record. This is the anger of knowledge, the rage of awareness.
At War With Reality opens to the sound of a man speaking in Spanish. It sounds like some demonic incantation, some unholy ritual that is meant to awaken a destructive beast to lay waste to the Earth. And when “Death And The Labyrinth” kicks in, it’s immediately apparent that At The Gates is still the same raging animal that is was in the past, only this time it can hunt, using its past – in this case, there is a drum pattern that is nearly identical to the intro of “World Of Lies” – to know how to attack the jugular with precision and lethality.
The production and dynamics of this album are thrilling. From the haunting opening of “Order From Chaos” to the fast and melodically sinister “Upon Pillars Of Dust”, from the epic “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)” to “Heroes And Tombs”, which screams “Gothenburg metal”, the album is a celebration of melodic death metal.
Vocalist Tomas Lindberg does sound a little different, but it’s more that his voice aged well with him, becoming deeper and more robust. Meanwhile, the harmonization between the guitars and bass is better than ever, again something I chalk up to experience. The drums are also just as fast and pounding as before.
At The Gates have not that changed their sound. It’s simply that it’s been almost two decades since we last heard them and we’ve heard a lot of music in that time, which changed our own expectations. This is most certainly a continuation in the history of the band and it feels glorious.
The Final Word: This is an album that truly deserves the music section’s first Editor’s Choice award. At War With Reality proves At The Gates are still the undisputed masters of their craft.