‘Happy Death Day’ Images Are a Scream!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:21

Earlier this morning we shared the intriguing first trailer for Happy Death Day, which stars La La Land‘s Jessica Rothe as a college student who relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Tapping into the classic Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day and looking like an amped up teen slasher like “Scream Queens”, the film is directed by Christopher Landon, who helmed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Paramount’s Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Pegged for release on October 13, 2017, the film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, and Rachel Matthew.

Here are a few official images to go along with the teaser poster with the tag, “Get Up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again.” That’s a mouthful.

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[Exclusive] First Look at Factory Entertainment’s Pennywise Motion Statue!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:06

Kiss me, fat boy.

Despite being one of the single most iconic horror villains of them all, Pennywise (as played by Tim Curry in the 1990 mini-series adaptation of IT) has actually had very few collectibles made in his likeness over the years. It was only recently that Funko brought the child-killing clown into their POP! vinyl and Mystery Minis lines; before that, we really had no way to display him on our toy shelves.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Factory Entertainment has just whipped up a Pennywise “Premium Motion Statue” that is now available for pre-order, ahead of an expected Winter 2017 shipping date! The 15″ statue is selling for $124.99.

Tim Curry’s likeness of the sewer dwelling clown is hauntingly immortalized in this 15” tall recreation of the character as seen in the popular roadside scene where he waves while holding floating balloons. Best of all, this statue features audio of your favorite lines from the film.

Click the pics below to super-size them!

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Alternate Universe Zombie Game ‘Metal Gear Survive’ Pushed to 2018

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:46

Taking place in the time period between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami’s upcoming Metal Gear Survive is set to take the popular franchise down a whole new path by introducing the “creatures,” zombie-like monsters that change the game in a big way. The co-op survival game, set in an alternate universe, is the first post-Hideo Kojima entry in the series.

Previously set for a 2017 release, we’ve just learned that Metal Gear Survive has been pushed back to early 2018. The reason? Konami needs more time to polish the game.

Meantime, check out the trailer below.

In the new game…

Following the evacuation of Big Boss and Kazuhira Miller from the besieged Mother Base, a wormhole opens in the sky and absorbs the offshore plant as well the remaining Militaires Sans Frontières soldiers. The soldiers are transported to an alternate reality along with the remains of Mother Base, to find the world full of hostile, crystalline zombie-like entities known as “creatures”. Their goal is to find materials and do anything they can to go back to their own world.

Look for it on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

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Vertical Acquires ‘Never Here’ Ahead of the LAFF

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:40

Just ahead of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Never Here, a psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos that is having its world premiere Sunday, Deadline reports. Vertical is planning a day-and-date theatrical release in fourth-quarter 2017, followed by a pay TV debut on Starz in early 2018.

Vertical is planning a day-and-date theatrical release in fourth-quarter 2017, followed by a pay TV debut on Starz in early 2018.

The pic is written and directed by Camille Thoman and centers on Enos’ Miranda, an installation artist who follows, photographs and documents the lives of strangers to create her art. One night her secret lover witnesses a violent act from Miranda’s apartment window. To protect his identity, Miranda poses as the primary witness, making statements to the police about a crime she did not see, and she begins to create a new piece of work based on these circumstances. It sends Miranda into a maze of doubt and fear, blurring the lines between artist and subject.

Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza, Nina Arianda, Ana Nogueira, and Desmin Borges co-star.

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5 Things We Want Added to “Friday the 13th: The Game”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:19

We may not be getting a new Friday the 13th movie this year or anytime soon – if EVER, depending on how those pressing legal issues play out – but I’m suddenly not all that sad about that in the wake of the long-awaited Friday the 13th: The Game finally being unleashed just a few weeks back.

Honestly, it’s more of a treat than a handful of new movies would probably be.

I spent nearly the entirety of last weekend playing with friends on Playstation 4, and now that I’ve logged more hours that I should probably admit, I feel pretty comfortable saying that Friday the 13th: The Game has wildly exceeded even the high expectations I had built up for it over the years. To finally be able to play as Jason Voorhees, stalking camp counselors around the iconic locales from the films, is nothing short of a lifelong fantasy come true, and I’ve found it maybe, even more, fun to play as counselors fighting for survival while the masked maniac hunts me down.

Clearly made by hardcore fans, the attention to even the tiniest details is jaw-dropping (Jason, for example, can only run when you’re playing as a version of him that ran in the movies), and I just can’t possibly say enough good things about how lovingly the franchise was brought into the gaming world for its first video game since that goofy NES abomination from the ’80s. Say what you want about the gameplay issues that plagued the first week or so of release, but those are all being worked out so rapidly that the game is literally getting smoother by the day.

Speaking of which, Friday the 13th: The Game is sure to evolve in the weeks, months and maybe even years to come, getting bigger and better with DLC content that will very likely make what we’ve got now seem like it wasn’t much to be so overjoyed about. But what specifically would we like to see added to the game in the future? I’ve got 5 big requests, most of which I’m willing to bet will eventually come to fruition…

1) STORY MODE

From what we’ve heard, a single-player mode is soon coming to Friday the 13th: The Game, which will be nice because we’ll no longer have to wait on friends and/or strangers when wanting to plop down on the couch to play – even simple bots would go a long way in making private multi-player matches a whole lot more fun, while also cutting down wait times for public games. Going one step further, I’d love for a full-on story mode to be added to the game (which for now has a very simple “survive or kill” set-up), allowing you to recreate key moments from the Friday the 13th films as you play.

How cool would it be, for example, to play a mini-game that sees you chain Jason to the bottom of Crystal Lake as Tommy Jarvis? Or how about one that makes you chase Jason down to the Higgins Haven barn and stick an axe in his head, ala the final act of Part 3? There are countless memorable moments from the films to pull from (as seen above, you can already recreate the epic sleeping bag kill!), and it would be so much fun playing an active part in those moments, with cut-scenes bringing them to life when set tasks are successfully completed.

Story mode, from what I understand, is indeed a future priority.

2) MANHATTAN

Aside from story mode, my #1 request for Friday the 13th: The Game is a Manhattan map… for obvious reasons. One of the downsides of the game right now is that there are only three maps to choose from – Crystal Lake, Packanack Lodge and Higgins Haven – which can get a little bit repetitive. In order to spice things up going forward, a map that lets you roam around Manhattan would be huge – not to mention, it would finally scratch the itch that Jason Takes Manhattan left us with so many years ago.

We may not ever see the Jason Takes Manhattan film we truly wanted back in 1989 but being able to PLAY that movie would be a massive apology that would finally right one of horror’s all-time saddest wrongs. It kinda needs to happen, don’t you think?!

3) UBER JASON

At the time of writing this article, Friday the 13th: The Game allows to play as seven different versions of Jason – Part 2, Part 3, Jason Lives, The New Blood, Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell and, if you were able to snag it during the pre-order phase, Tom Savini’s brand new “Hell Jason.” We can only assume that the other Jasons will eventually be added as playable characters (NES, perhaps?!), but the one we want most is Uber Jason, of course from the futuristic Jason X.

The addition of Uber Jason has been rumored for quite some time now – Uber-Jason was, it’s worth noting, one of the most-requested skins in a poll held on the game’s website – and I just can’t help but think how much fun it’d be to see that bizarre version of Jason in Earthbound locales like Crystal Lake and Higgins Havens.

Of course, a Jason X map would also be awesome…

4) MORE MOVIE CHARACTERS

Other than Jason, the only character from the Friday the 13th films in the game is Tommy Jarvis, voiced by Thom Mathews and based on the character’s appearance in Jason Lives – you can play as Tommy, though he can’t be chosen from the character selection screen. All of the other characters are generic archetypes ripped from the slasher handbook, but my hope is that other fan-favorite characters from the movies will soon be added to the mix.

Personal requests? Alice from Part 1, Ginny from Part 2, Shelly from Part 3, Demon from A New Beginning, and Tina from The New Blood. Tina could come equipped with special powers that rival Jason’s, which would make playing as her extra fun – the existing characters in the game right now have no special powers, while Jason, true to the films, has special skills that allow him to detect where counselors are on the map and even teleport from location to location with the press of a button… he seemed to do much the same thing in the movies, after all!

5) CREATE-A-CHARACTER

Even if every Jason and all of our favorite movie characters are available in Friday the 13th: The Game, it would still be extra special if we could create our own characters to bring into the mix. Most games of this sort have create-a-character modes, which in the case of this particular game would allow us to live out a dream we probably all share: actually being in a Friday the 13th movie!

Personally speaking, the character of Kenny Riedell (above) already looks enough like me that playing as him feels like I’m playing as, well, myself, but how cool would it be if we could actually custom-make video game versions of ourselves to do battle with Jason? Certainly not a necessity, but a fun addition that would keep the game feeling fresh and exciting for a long time to come.

What would YOU like to see added to Friday the 13th: The Game?

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’47 Meters Down’ Got a Theatrical Release Because of ‘The Shallows’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:12

It’s pretty damn unprecedented that Johannes Roberts’ 47 Meters Down (read our review) is being released into thousands of theaters this weekend, because the original plan was for the shark attack thriller to go direct-to-video.

To make a long story short, Dimension Films was primed and ready to release the film on DVD last August (under the title In the Deep), but Freestyle Media came out of nowhere, swooped it up, and decided to bring it to theaters. This all happened literally a week before the DVD was to be released – some stores even put it on shelves early, which makes this whole thing even crazier.

So what happened? Why did Freestyle Media have so much faith in 47 Meters Down and how did it go from being dumped onto video to having its own freakin’ Snapchat filter and massive cardboard standee in movie theaters across the country? As is often the case in Hollywood, it was another film that paved the way for 47 Meters Down to go wide.

As it turns out, it was the box office success of The Shallows last summer that directly led to Freestyle scooping up 47 Meters Down and unleashing it on the big screen.

We were in post-production when they started on The Shallows,” Roberts explained to Dread Central. “But theirs was a studio movie that had a lot of money, and moved fast. I think we just didn’t have the money to compete with them, but then the movie worked super well and we could have got caught up a little bit. The Weinsteins were not sure what to do with it, and then you know what? The Shallows ended up to be a great thing for us. It did super well, it proved people are really interested in the genre.

He continued, “So yeah, it was a funny time, but this happens all the time in film, you’re working on something and something else comes out and if they have more money and clout they can beat you to the cinemas. So it’s good and it’s bad, you just have to roll with it, you can’t get too angry or caught up in it.”

Here’s hoping 47 Meters Down does well enough to pave the way for more shark movies.

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Ryan Phillippe Talks Returning to Horror 20 Years After ‘I Know What You Did’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:40

Ready to feel super old?

Incredibly, teen slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer turns 20 years old this October, which honestly blows my mind. Fittingly, star Ryan Phillippe, who was in his early twenties at the time, is returning to the horror genre this coming Summer with John Leonetti’s Wish Upon, a new horror flick wherein he plays, get this, a father.

We are all so old, you guys. I’m so sorry.

In a new Wish Upon featurette (below), Phillippe talks about horror allowing for his career – and life – to come full circle.

I enjoy a good scare and especially this type of scary movie,” said the 42-year-old actor. “It reminds me of some of those movies that were around when I came up – like I Know What You Did Last Summer, or like Scream. I thought it would kinda be fun for me now, as an adult, to play a parent in a film that was like those that I started my career with.”

Headed our way on July 14, 2017, Wish Upon stars Joey King as a 16-year-old misfit who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted — only to discover that each wish demands a deadly payment.

In the latest horror thriller from the director of ANNABELLE, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends MEREDITH (Sydney Park) and JUNE (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner’s wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, Clare has to get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price.

Sydney Park (“The Walking Dead”), Shannon Purser (“Stranger Things”) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle) also star.

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Kevin Smith’s ‘Comes the Krampus’ Becomes ‘KillRoy Was Here’; Shooting Now

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:05

What happened to Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie? We now know.

Dating back a few years, Smith revealed that he had scripted a Christmas-themed horror anthology titled Comes the Krampus, which was eventually re-titled Anti-Claus. The project, however, never got off the ground, as the Krampus explosion that came in the wake of Michael Dougherty’s film zapped Smith’s passion for making his own movie about the mythical monster.

Instead, Smith has turned Comes the Krampus into KillRoy Was Here.

We were gonna make this Krampus movie and then somebody went and made a Krampus movie,” Smith explained over on Facebook Live last night. “Ours was an anthology that played more like Creepshow. Or, to appeal to the modern day kids, Creepshow 2. Or, let’s say, Black Mirror. So yeah, it’s kinda like that. It’s an anthology. So our Krampus movie – which was called Comes the Krampus and then later on, Anti-Claus – it got shelved. So we decided to re-engineer that dopey script. We turned it into a different movie. We just changed the Krampus character – it’s almost the same script. Took the Christmas elements out of it. Instead, we’re calling it KillRoy Was Here.”

The film will feature a long-nosed monster that was designed by the legendary Robert Kurtzman, and it’s inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II. The horror anthology is currently being filmed in Sarasota, Florida, and Smith is being assisted by the students of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Watch the filming of a KillRoy scene below!

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‘Happy Death Day’ Looks Like a New Spin on the “Final Girl” (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:03

Happy birthday? More like Happy Death Day.

Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) directs Blumhouse’s latest in which a college student (Jessica Rothe; La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

What I find so interesting about the concept is that not only are we witnessing the birth of a final girl but we’re also watching as she must evade her death to become one.

Pegged for release on October 13, 2017, the film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, and Rachel Matthew.

Landon directs from a script he co-penned with Scott Lobdell. Landon, who penned Disturbia and several Paranormal Activity sequels, also directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Paramount’s Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

 

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New Image from Xavier Gens’ ‘Hostile’ Takes Aim

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:02

Here’s a new still from Mathieu Turi’s Hostile showing Brittany Ashworth taking aim at something. What’s interesting is what’s in the background – what is that?!

“After a worldwide epidemic, most of the planet’s population is killed. Only a few thousand have survived and are struggling to find food and shelter. But they’re not alone: They have to hide from strange creatures that go hunting at night.

Juliette, a young woman whose life has taught her to handle things on her own, is the only one in her group to have the guts to go anywhere near cities to find food. But on her way back to the camp one afternoon, she loses control as she’s driving. She wakes up upside down, stuck in her car with a broken leg, in the middle of the desert, and it’s nighttime.”

Directed by Turi and produced by Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontier(s)), Hostile stars Brittany Ashworth, Grégory Fitoussi, and Javier Botet, who we’ve written about previously. Thanks to Fabien M. for sending in.

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Watch a Whopping 150,966 “Game of Thrones” Deaths!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:58

HBO’s “Games of Thrones” isn’t just the best fantasy drama on television but it’s also the bloodiest. In fact, the adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s books is so gory that we regret not covering the series regularly here on the site.

But just how violent is “Game of Thrones”? While I can remember a handful of vicious fatalities, 150,966 apparently died a horrible death over the course of six seasons.

Here’s a delicious 21-minute compilation to all those who perished. We send our condolences to all of their loved ones.

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[Next On] Look Ahead to Next Week’s “Blood Drive”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:08

Syfy’s new grindhouse series “Blood Drive” went full speed into the blood and guts last night. Now, we have two images looking ahead to next week’s second episode.

In “Welcome to Pixie Swallow”, Grace and Arthur battle to stay off the menu at the first pit stop; Pixie Swallow Motel & Diner.

In the show, “After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!

BLOOD DRIVE — “Welcome to Pixie Swallow” Episode 102 — Pictured: Marama Corlett as Aki — (Photo by: David Bloomer/Syfy)

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Landmarks Destroyed in ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming’ Teaser

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:05

The long-running Sharknado franchise goes international this Summer in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, which will take the shark-filled-tornado threat all over the world to destroy iconic landmarks and kill off Z-list celebrities you forgot existed. Yes, this series is somehow still alive.

Today brings the first trailer, which merely teases the mayhem to come.

In Global Swarming, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante…

The mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid), when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome and Amsterdam, the heroes seek assistance from royals, scholars, Olympians and news talking heads in their epic battle.

Confirmed cameos include Fabio as the pope; Charo as the queen of England; Chris Kattan as the British PM; Gilbert Gottfried as storm chaser Ron McDonald; and Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as themselves. Also cast in cameos are Clay Aiken, Tony Hawk, Olivia Newton-John, Bret Michaels and Margaret Cho as a fussy bride whose honeymoon is interrupted by sharks.

On August 6th, Syfy will “Make America Bait Again.”

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Article Blames Tom Cruise for ‘The Mummy’ Woes

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:50

And so begins the finger pointing.

While Universal Pictures’ The Mummy reboot is an international success, it’s coming unwrapped here in the States.  The reason for its failure could be one of many factors including taking on Wonder Woman to the brutal critical assault on the film. But some insiders are directing the blame at star Tom Cruise.

Variety wrote a lengthy attack piece that alleges that Cruise “had excessive control” over the film’s production as if that’s some sort of surprise. I know this may be the unpopular opinion, but Cruise’s involvement was the only reason I had faith in the film. Universal lost me instantly when they released the trash heap Dracula Untold (2014), which was initially to be the first film in the newly-titled Dark Universe. The biggest turnoff, however, was Universal’s decision to hire Alex Kurtzman to direct the film, who may have written and produced a handful of summer blockbusters, but was untested as a director.

The article alleges that Kurtzman was already in the running to helm The Mummy, but Universal didn’t lock him in until Cruise gave his blessing. Herein lies the problem, this union allowed Cruise to take full control of the project without much resistance from Kurtzman. It’s never a good thing when a star is running amok without anyone to give a firm “NO”. With that said, I think Cruise’s track record stands for itself, and it’s well known amongst those in the industry that Cruise always has massive creative control over his projects. Why wouldn’t he? Being that he’s the draw and the star power, why wouldn’t he demand control over his own destiny? Fair or not, that is why he’s taking the blunt of the blame on The Mummy when actually fingers should be pointed at the Universal executives who approved the hiring of Kurtzman.

(L to R) TOM CRUISE as Nick Morton and director/producer ALEX KURTZMAN on the set of “The Mummy”.

But I digress, the article linked above notes how the film was changed after Cruise’s attachment.

There were other ways that The Mummy was transformed from a scary summer popcorn movie into a standard-issue Tom Cruise vehicle. The actor personally commissioned two other writers along with McQuarrie to crank out a new script. Two of the film’s three credited screenwriters, McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman, an actor-writer who played small roles in The Mummy and Jack Reacher, were close allies of Cruise’s. The script envisioned Nick Morton as an earnest Tom Cruise archetype, who is laughably described as a “young man” at one point.

His writers beefed up his part. In the original script, Morton and the Mummy (played by Sofia Boutella) had nearly equal screen time. The writers also added a twist that saw Cruise’s character become possessed, to give him more of a dramatic arc. Even though Universal executives weren’t thrilled about the story — which feels disjointed and includes the strange plot twist of Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyl — they went along with Cruise’s vision.

Even through the slander, there are those who back Cruise, including Frank Walsh, the supervising art director.

This is very much a film of two halves: before Tom and after Tom,” said Walsh. “I have heard the stories about how he drives everything and pushes and pushes, but it was amazing to work with him. The guy is a great filmmaker and knows his craft. He will walk onto a set and tell the director what to do, say ‘that’s not the right lens,’ ask about the sets, and as long as you don’t fluff what you’re saying to him … he’s easy to work for.

This aligns with what I’ve heard over the years in that Cruise is not only the utmost professional but everyone loves him. He’s the kind of guy who treats the cast and crew well, taking care of those around him as if they’re family; in fact, Cruise supports local businesses during each production, bringing in his favorite places from around town to cater the cast and crew with food and drinks (on his dime), and whatever else he’s a fan of.

Digressing, again, yes, Cruise had control and thus his vision put on screen, and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with is that he was given an inexperienced director to boss around. A film’s success or failure begins at the top, and as powerful as Tom Cruise is, he’s not the one who signed the contracts…

Now we wait to see if the Dark Universe continues or if Universal unplugs The Bride of Frankenstein before it’s officially shocked to life.

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No, The Crooked Man Wasn’t CGI in ‘The Conjuring 2’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:38

With today’s announcement that The Conjuring 2 character The Crooked Man will next be getting his own “Conjuring Universe” spinoff film, we’ve once again been inundated with a flood of comments that have left us frustrated. What am I talking about? Well, ever since The Conjuring 2 was released last year, many have criticized the CGI that was used to bring the Crooked Man to the screen… only, CGI actually wasn’t used at all.

Oddly enough, it was exactly one year ago that I wrote a piece here on BD about creature performer Javier Botet, who played the Crooked Man in The Conjuring 2. One of the main goals of the piece was to let everyone know that it was Botet who brought the creepy character to life rather than CGI; alas, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

The Conjuring 2 director James Wan once again took to Twitter earlier tonight to set fans straight, hopefully clearing this whole thing up once and for all…

Crooked Man’s unnatural walk in C2 isn’t CGI,” @CreepyPuppet tweeted. “It was shot in slow mo with walking backwards, then sped up in editing and reversed.”

You may not like the character, but he was NOT computer-generated. Case closed.

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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s New Short ‘Rakka’ for Visionary Sci-fi Insanity!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 23:37

What exactly is director Neill Blomkamp‘s (District 9, Chappie) new project Oats Studios, which we first heard about last month? Well, even Blomkamp isn’t sure exactly what path it’s going to take his career down, but the basic gist is that the label is going to serve as a testing ground for ideas and creativity, allowing Blomkamp to make experimental shorts that he’s going to be unloading direct to his fans.

Fueled by pure creativity and passion,” the studio’s goal is to, essentially, make cool shit that may someday soon become even bigger cool shit. Get it? Got it? Good, because the first Oats Studios short just hit the net (for free!) and holy shit is it cool.

Set in the year 2020, the short (part of Oats Studios: Volume 1) is titled Rakka, and it takes us into a fully-realized world that’s quickly being taken over by lizard-like alien monsters. They’ve killed millions and are doing cruel experiments on countless others, decorating our landmarks with our dead and making our world their own.

The short centers on a small group of survivors, led by a badass Sigourney Weaver(!), who are taking a stand against the vicious alien invaders.

Check out Blomkamp’s INCREDIBLE new film below!

RAKKA is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.

Learn more about the bold new venture on the Oats Studios website.

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‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Could Remain Action-Focused

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:18

As much as I enjoy the mindless popcorn-munching nonsense that Paul W.S. Anderson delivered over the past 15 years, I’d really like to see Resident Evil return to its horror roots, especially after playing the absolutely terrifying “Resident Evil 7”. But in looking at the box office numbers for the six films, it’s clear that, even in rebooting the franchise, they’ll probably stick to the same tone.

While absolutely nothing has been decided yet, franchise producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Collider spoke with about the possibilities for the retooling, revealing that he enjoys the action in the live-action adaptations.

“I personally like Paul W.S. Anderson’s [direction] on the live-action [films]. Stuff like that, I would like to see more action,” he tells the site.

He also confirms a completely new cast and crew, which obviously begins with the hiring of horror director-turned-producer James Wan.

“We will be getting a new director and also the cast members are going to change, too, but I’m looking forward to doing it.”

Wan, who is behind the Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious, and The Conjuring franchises, was announced a few weeks back to produce the first film in the rebooted series. Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat) will be scripting the franchise-starter. A director for the Constantin, Atomic Monster and Screen Gems film has not yet been hired.

Are you okay with the Resident Evil reboot being action-focused?

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‘Venom’ Will Not Be Part of the Marvel Universe; Shooting This Fall

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed to Allocine that the forthcoming Venom movie will not be part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

“For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”

Being that it’s a Sony project, there will be no issues with it receiving an R-rating. However, as Collider notes, Marvel Studios is ultimately owned by Disney, which does not make R-rated movies, so the prospect of an R-rated MCU movie seemed improbable at best. Still, Feige leaves the door open:

“I don’t think it’s out of the question. When I started at Marvel seventeen years ago, the Blade franchise was doing very well. A lot of people didn’t even know that it was based on a Marvel character because at the time they sort of hid the fact it was Marvel. So, not out of the question, but not something we’re working on right now.”

It’s awesome to hear him mention Blade off the tip of his tongue, which lends credibility that they’re working to revive the character. But in regards to Venom, there’s also news on a potential shoot date: According to Omega Underground, Sony will start shooting Venom on September 1 in both Atlanta, Georgia and New York City.

It was announced last month that Tom Hardy will be starring as the title character and Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer is directing.

Hardy’s Eddie Brock is able to converse and have a relationship with the symbiote, which culminates to him becoming Venom.  The character was introduced in 1988 in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #298-300, scripted by David Michelinie and drawn by the legendary Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck. Venom is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien empowers its victim with incredible powers.

No word on what the film will be about, but a production listing pegged it as an “action/horror/science fiction” movie.

Sony will spin a darker web on October 5, 2018.

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Kurt Russell’s Connection to the Largest UFO Sighting in U.S. History!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:46

In 1997, the “Phoenix Lights” incident was the most-witnessed UFO event in U.S. history, with the craft said to be as large as several football fields.

Authorities were alerted by a civil pilot, whose identity was unknown… until today.

In a new interview with Kurt Russell, the legendary actor reveals that he was the civil pilot who called in the unusual lights spotted in the Arizona sky. Here’s his testimony that aired on BBC in April of this year. Holy. Shit.

He wasn’t aware of the magnitude of the incident until years later when his wife, Goldie Hawn, was watching a television show on UFOs and it was particularly about that event. Over 20,000 people witnessed the event that’s yet to be debunked (no, it wasn’t “flares”).

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Multiple ‘The Walking Dead’ VR Games On The Way!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:24

Remember that VR game based on The Walking Dead that Skybound Entertainment and Skydance Interactive were working on? Well, Variety has posted an update today regarding said VR game. Or games, in this case.

Announced yesterday at E3, the first game is expected to be released in 2018, with subsequent games to follow. The game won’t be another mindless zombie masher, however. According to Skybound’s President of Interactive Dan Murray, the focus will be on the interaction between humans, while the zombies themselves will be “something that happens in the background”. It sounds as if it’ll be akin to Telltale Games’ series based on The Walking Dead.

The announcement yesterday was a tight-lipped affair, with no details as to what the game will actually be like, nor any details on platforms. Skydance Interactive President Peter Akeman did state that the goal will be to bring the games to all of the existing high-end systems, which presumably includes Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR.

Seeing as we don’t have any word on when those VR experiences based on Alien will show up, this sounds like a nice alternative.

This story was originally posted on Plenty Dreadful. Head there for more horror video game goodness!

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