Following up on yesterday's batch of exclusive stills, we now have another nearly two dozen production stills in anticipation of the horror-comedy slasher flick Sorority Party Massacre. Check 'em out!
Written and produced by Chris Freeman (who co-directed with Justin Jones), Sorority Party Massacre stars Kevin Sorbo (Bitch Slap!), Eve Mauro (The Steam Experiment), Ed O'Ross (The Hidden), C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Moll (House), Ron Jeremy, Yvette Yates, Marissa Skell and lead Tom Downey.
Anchor Bay will be releasing the flick later this year. For more check out our exclusive set visit from December 2011 here, and be sure to "like" Sorority Party Massacre on Facebook and follow Sorority Party Massacre on Twitter.
In danger of losing his badge, a big city detective agrees to aid a small town sheriff in a routine missing persons investigation only to discover that at least one girl has gone missing in the sheriff's sleepy fishing town of Grizzly Cove each year for the last two decades. When a body finally emerges on the lake and suspects literally crawl out of the hills, the two lawmen realize they’re being toyed with, and to make things worse, the killer seems to have set his eyes on a group of sorority girls who are not only isolated by the lake but have their own nefarious plans in mind. Outnumbered and out of time, the two lawmen must solve the mystery of the missing girls or suffer the same fate.
When the DC crew heads out to Disney, there's one thing on the agenda first and foremost - ride The Haunted Mansion again and again and again. We just can't get enough. If all goes well, though, we're also gonna have a pretty bitchin' alternative!
According to Orlando Attractions, Disney is considering attraction themed rooms and resorts and has been sending out polls to recent travelers to see which they'd be interested in between: a Haunted Mansion Room, a Royal Room, and a Pirates of the Caribbean Room.
Here’s the description of the Haunted Mansion room:
"Come spend the night with a few of the happy haunts who play in an enchanted bedroom inspired by the Haunted Mansion. Rest atop the floating Doom Buggy beds with a couple of friendly spooks and watch glow-in-the-dark, cartoon-like footsteps mysteriously appear as the evening sets in. A sliding bookcase creates a hidden passage to the bathroom and is the perfect hiding place for a hitch-hiking ghost. Oversized furnishings with curvy lines and bright colors add to the whimsy in the room. Guests will delight in finding the hidden special effects that play up the merry, rather than scary, room ambiance.
Dear lord, what we'd do for this! Please, Disney! Make this spooky magic happen!
Below photos courtesy of recent Disney guest Dr. James Martin.
Hump Day already? Thank you, week, for getting a move on! Let's keep things rocking and rolling with your first word and look at the sales art for the upcoming flick Slash. The title alone has already won us over!
Written, produced, and directed by Rycke Foreman, Slash stars TNA star Shawn Hernandez and Maria Olsen (who also serves as producer; The Lords of Salem, Paranormal Activity 3, "American Horror Story"). For more information check out the Slash website. Production begins late June in New Mexico.
Cade just wants a "normal" life--to find a girlfriend, get through college, and pursue a career in theater--but his tempestuous step-brother Trench has darker ideas. Trench drags Cade though increasingly violent fantasies as a series of real-world murders occur, and the cast members of the theater group start dropping like flies. Cade's inability to stand up to Trench culminates in a killer, drug-fueled party, where Cade must face his demons, or die trying...
Director Ian Clark's medical horror The Facility is out on DVD in the UK now, not to mention that you can win a copy right here -- so to celebrate we've nabbed an exclusive look at this clinical trial gone haywire that's flashy in more way than one. Again, this is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
The Facility stars Alex Reid, Aneurin Barnard, and Steve Evets.
Seven volunteers – students Carmen, Arif, and Adam; office temp Joni; journalist Katie; estate agent Jerome; and unemployed Derek – arrive at the remote Limebrook Medical Clinic to take part in a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2,000, these human “guinea pigs” have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9. After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed. But shortly after dark, the group is woken by the harrowing screams of one of their number. Soon, each volunteer begins to succumb to the terrifying and previously unknown effects of Pro9 during a never-ending night fraught with horror, madness, violence, and death.
With just two more weeks left in this season of "Grimm," NBC is being stingy doling out the goods. We haven't seen any stills from the upcoming Episode 2.21, "The Waking Dead," yet; but at least we can share a preview of what happens when zombies descend on Portland.
Episode 2.21 - "The Waking Dead" (airing 5/14/13; 10:00-11:00 pm)
Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) discover a new kind of strange when they investigate suspects being found dead - for the second time.
In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself in the middle of a feud between Frau Pech and Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo ) while working over the details of her pending transaction.
Meanwhile, determined to remember every last detail to get things started once more, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) insists Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) share with her Nick’s darkest secret - the world of Grimms and Wesen. Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star.
More casting news has come in for the MGM meta redux of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, and we have the skinny on exactly who'll be facing the original Sackhead next. Hint - It's not Steve Dash or Warrington Gillette.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard (pictured; The Blair Witch Project) have joined the cast of MGM’s The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Cole is a deputy who is doggedly pursuing the killer, and Leonard will play the deputy assigned to protect the previously announced Addison Timlin and her grandmother. Cartwright will play Timlin’s grandmother who is raising her after her parents die in a car accident.
Timlin plays Jami, a girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past. Travis Tope plays a classmate who befriends Timlin’s character and decides to make a documentary about the search for the killer.
"American Horror Story" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the remake of the 1976 Charles B. Pierce horror classic with Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum producing.
The original movie was based on five unsolved murders attributed to the Phantom Killer during three months in 1946 in and around the city of Texarkana on the border between Texas and Arkansas. Pierce shot large parts of the movie in and around Texarkana with extras recruited from local residents.
Look for more on this one as it comes.
The Scribbler is on its way to Cannes, and we have the details for you right here. "You're only using a small portion of your brain. Ever wondered what the rest of it is up to?" Read on for the latest on the next flick from director John Suits.
From the Press Release
Imagination Worldwide, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the foreign distribution rights to the upcoming genre-bending thriller THE SCRIBBLER and will be representing the film at the upcoming Marché du Film held in conjunction with the prestigious 2013 Cannes Film Festival from May 15th through May 26th.
Directed by John Suits and based on the popular British graphic novel written by Dan Schaffer, THE SCRIBBLER features an all-star cast toplined by Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”) and also stars Garret Dillahunt (WINTER’S BONE), Michelle Trachtenberg (“Gossip Girl”), Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse”), Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), Michael Imperioli (THE LOVELY BONES), Billy Campbell (“The Killing”), Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Sasha Grey (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE).
Imagination Worldwide President and CEO Lawrence Goebel stated, “When I took over the ownership of Imagination earlier this year, my primary goal was to rebrand the company by acquiring a more eclectic line-up of higher profile projects. THE SCRIBBLER is exactly the type of edgy and ambitious storytelling that Imagination is seeking, and we are extremely pleased to be working with NAA on this sleek and sexy sci-fi thriller with such an impressive all-star cast.”
“We believe that New Artists Alliance is a rising star in the independent film production world, and Imagination is thrilled to be working with them again on this very special film experience,” Goebel concluded.
Currently in post-production, THE SCRIBBLER follows a troubled young woman named Suki (Cassidy), who confronts her destructive mental illness using an experimental machine called “The Siamese Burn,” which was designed to eliminate multiple personalities. But as Suki gets closer and closer to being “cured,” she’s haunted by a disturbing thought-- what if the last unwanted personality remaining actually turns out to be her true identity?
"Having worked with Larry and his team for years, we know the talent and dedication each IWW member has to contribute,” said NAA founder Gabe Cowan. “With THE SCRIBBLER being part of the next phase of Imagination, we are presented with exciting and incredible new opportunities for this and future films. We are thrilled to be in business together."
THE SCRIBBLER was adapted for the big screen by its creator, Schaffer; originally published by Image Comics in 2006, the mind-bending graphic novel of THE SCRIBBLER will be re-released by First Comics in conjunction with the film’s upcoming domestic debut. THE SCRIBBLER was produced by Cowan and Ken F. Levin of NightSky Productions, and executive producers on the stylized thriller include Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller as well as Kerry Johnson from NAA.
Just in time for the Cannes Film Market, we now have the first trailer for director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Night Visitor. Gotta say it's looking pretty good for a flick put together in a really short amount of time. Dig it!
The trailer was edited by Vance Crofoot with visual effects by Eric D. Kirk.
From the Press Release
Actress/producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehns' directorial debut, THE NIGHT VISITOR, drops its first teaser today. The Night Visitor is a unique mix of sci-fi and horror, lensed with the found footage style that has become popular in the genres. “I don't think there’s another story out there like this one, I'm super excited about bringing something maybe a little bit different but in a style that people seem to like,” says Blanc-Biehn.
The teaser will be exclusively screened in person this Friday, May 10th, at Port City Pop Con in Wilmington, NC, and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will be on hand for its introduction and a Q&A afterwards.
The producing team on THE NIGHT VISITOR includes Mark Gantt (Bannon Way, Oceans 11), Brianne Davis (Among Friends, Jarhead), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ( Wrong Cops, Hidden in the Woods, Treachery), Mark Burnham (Wrong , Wrong Cops), Kate Rees Davies (Sticks and Stones, which stars Blanc-Biehn and is playing Cannes May 20 2013), Lony Ruhmann, and Michael Biehn for Blanc/Biehn Productions.
Blanc-Biehn will also be attending the 66th Cannes International Film Festival May 15 to 22nd to support several upcoming projects this year as an actress, producer and first-time director.
Check out the official The Night Visitor website here.
When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advice to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family turns out to reveal their son is having conversations with an unseen entity, calling itself the Night Visitor. Beware of those that come at night.
The cast is led by Brianne Davis (Prom Night, Among Friends, Jarhead), Vedette Lim (Halo 4, "True Blood"), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted, “Justified”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“Dark Angel”, Wrong Cops, The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, Ocean’s 11), and Tara Buck (“True Blood”, “Justified”, Tomorrow You’re Gone).
It's wonderful to see Shane Black getting the acclaim that he so richly deserves, and while we all wait for his take on Death Note to come to fruition, it sounds as if Black will be stopping off first to meet The Man of Bronze.
According to The Wrap, Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Iron Man 3 director Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage, which Black is eying as his next film.
One of the most popular characters of the pulps of the 1930s and 40s, Doc Savage was also popularized on radio, film and television. He is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher. He has been trained since birth to be nearly superhuman in every way with outstanding strength, a photographic memory and vast knowledge and intelligence. He uses his skills and powers to punish evil wherever in the world he finds it.
Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner.
Since his blood slide collection got more than just a little screwed up, this latest promo video for "Dexter" Season 8 helps Dex to enjoy his many victims in a whole new way! Check it out!
"Dexter" Season 8, premiering June 30th, begins six months after LaGuerta’s murder with Dexter (Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Michael C. Hall) still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. As Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions, a mysterious woman comes to work with Miami Metro, offering first-hand information on Dexter’s past.
The series also stars Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson, and James Remar.
Time for some more mayhem in the fashion of this latest clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review)! Lay down a tarp for easy clean up and enjoy the show!
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will release on May 22 for PC for $14.99. A new character progression video shows off the game's skill trees, perks to unlock and deadly power-ups. Prepare today for an adventure like never before with the world's best monster hunter!
From the Press Release
Indie developer NeocoreGames announced today that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, a gothic-noir steampunk action-RPG influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, will release May 22 on Windows® PC for $14.99 through Steam.
“We’re excited to introduce our fans to the supernatural and mysterious world of Van Helsing,” said NeocoreGames Public Relations Manager Orsolya Toth. “The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a unique and dark story told within a complex action-RPG that provides thrilling cooperative gameplay.”
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing pits players in fierce battles against familiar supernatural foes in a one-of-a-kind action-RPG. Following the journey of Van Helsing, son of the famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, players are able to spend points on abilities such as hit points, mana, damage, and much more as they level up. Traversing through the skill trees, players are able to mold Van Helsing to their liking, such as long-range or short-distance monster hunters, along with unlocking abilities such as stopping time.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is now available for pre-order on PC. To pre-purchase the game, head to the official website and choose an option to back this indie developer. As a bonus for all pre-purchases of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, early adopters will receive instant access to the closed Beta.
To learn more, visit the official The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing website.
TopWare Interactive has revealed that the console and PC versions of Iron Sky: Invasion are now available across Europe. Players will jump into an action-packed battle between the Nazi fleet and denizens of earth. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Today, TopWare Interactive announced the on-shelf retail version release of the arcade space combat simulator "Iron Sky: Invasion" on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3. Simultaneously, the German Publisher is also releasing the "Iron Sky: Invasion Premium Edition" for PC. The premium edition includes all released updates, in addition to the new DLC "The Second Fleet".
At the end of World War Two, a large contingent of Nazi troops escape from earth, making their way to the Moon. Thanks to the mysterious energy Helium 3, they survive, and begin building a new attack fleet, determined to one day return to earth as supreme conquerors. The movie "Iron Sky" tells the story of that fateful day, when the modern world must once again defend itself from the diabolical Nazis from the past.
"Iron Sky: Invasion" jumps right into the action, thrusting the player into the middle of an intense battle between the Nazi fleet and the denizens of earth. Players must take control of a variety of ships and hold the line as the Nazi forces attack earth, unleashing Reichsflugscheiben, the monstrous Space-Zeppelins, and their ultimate weapon – The Götterdämmerung. The furious space battles are framed by a parallel storyline, told through brand new cut-scenes featuring original actors from the film.
"Iron Sky: Invasion" finally brings space combat to the Xbox 360 and the PS3 for a suggested retail price of €49,99 and the Götterdämmerung" edition for €69,99. This collector’s edition of the game includes the movie “Iron Sky”, in addition to a poster, an art book, and exclusive in-game items. The PC premium edition has a suggested retail price of €24.99.
Prepare yourself; only pilots with a keen eye and steady reflexes stand a chance against the evil Admiral Kreutz and the Iron Sky Invasion.
To learn more, visit the official Iron Sky: Invasion website.
Resident Evil Revelations will release on Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and Wii U on May 21st. A new Wii U features trailer will guide you through all the amazing improvements specifically for the console while battling the hordes of undead. Now get ready for the fight of your life!
The fear that was originally brought to players in Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS system returns redefined for home consoles and PC complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. This latest version of Resident Evil Revelations will also deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode, integration with ResidentEvil.net and improvements to Raid Mode. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades. New weapons, skill sets, and playable characters including Hunk, take the Raid Mode experience to new depths. Resident Evil Revelations introduces a brand new storyline, locations and characters to the series.
If you can’t wait until May 21 to face the fear then get on-board with the new social media campaign. Mysteriously abandoned, the SS Queen Zenobia is lost at sea. Capcom needs your help to locate the ship. Visit the Search for Zenobia website to use the scanner and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive prize.
To learn more, visit the official Capcom website.
If you have been anxiously awaiting the sequel to the popular Plants vs. Zombies sequel then wait no longer. PopCap Games have announced that the game will see a sequel this July with new features, settings, and much more. Now check out the new teaser trailer!
From the Press Release
PopCap Games, maker of some of the world’s most popular video game franchises and a division of EA, today announced that the underground growth of the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, one of the world’s most popular video games, is germinating and advancing with rigor.
The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is expected to launch by late 2013, and will include a bevy of new features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the franchise’s tens of millions of fans around the world. No other details of the highly anticipated new installment in the franchise are available at this time, beyond the following comments from some of the game’s denizens.
‘Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and plantz grow dull roots,’ noted an unidentified spokesperson. ‘So, we are meating you for brainz at yore house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan… we’re freee anytime. We’ll find you.’
‘There was a time we relished a bracing, hearty blend of zombies, in the morning,’ said Sonny F. Lower, a representative of the Flora Forever Foundation. ‘But first, a brisk shower and some strategic pruning are required. Tomorrow is near!’
Known for its quirky, one-of-a-kind blend of art, humor, polish and attention to detail, PopCap has been a mainstay of casual, mobile and social gaming for more than a decade. More than a billion people around the world have played PopCap’s video games, including the award-winning, blockbuster franchises Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled®, Zuma®, Peggle® and Bookworm®. The breadth of PopCap’s audience is similarly impressive, as its games appeal equally to both genders and all ages.”
To learn more, visit the official Plants vs. Zombies website.
This week's installment of "Bates Motel," entitled "A Boy and His Dog," was one of the best of the season so far, and we have a look "inside" the ep along with a preview of next Monday's Episode 1.09, "Underwater."
The series stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender). “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
"Bates Motel" Episode 1.08 - "A Boy and His Dog" (aired 5/6/13)
A mysterious stranger causes problems for Norma; Bradley is not happy when rumors spread at school; Dylan and Remo go on a fateful road trip; Norman takes up a grisly hobby.
Find out from the writers and actors what draws Norman to taxidermy and how Norma"s interaction with Jake Abernathy "changes the game" for the entire season.
"Bates Motel" Episode 1.09 - "Underwater" (airs 5/13/13)
Abernathy (Jere Burns) amps up the pressure, but Norman doesn't know what he wants. Dylan and Bradley connect. Norman has an active imagination, which Miss Watson encourages. Emma goes on a trip.
Finally after several months of virals and concept art, the first official artwork for Europa Report has hit the Internet, and we have a look for ya right here thanks to i09. Ready for blast off? Dig it!
Sebastian Cordero’s sci-fi horror flick Europa Report stars District 9's Sharlto Copley alongside Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo, and Karolina Wydra.
Penned by Philip Gelatt, the film tells of "a group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, who make the arduous journey to Jupiter’s frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival…"
With just one of Godzilla's mighty feet possessing the destructive power to completely level an entire home (or two... three maybe?), you have to wonder just where all the displaced surviving folks will end up! FEMA to the rescue! Check out this new behind-the-scenes still!
The United States' FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has made its way to the Vancouver set of Legendary's Godzilla and is setting up shop for the victims of the upcoming Godzilla disaster, and you can check out the first photo of this construct below courtesy of Ain't it Cool News.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe star.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Slayer, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Children of Bodom, Megadeth, Every Time I Die, Overkill, Black Label Society, HIM and more.
Don't touch that dial!
The metal community lost a legend this past week, as Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away as the result of liver failure. He was 49. Read the band's brief statement here.
Listen to a new Palms song titled "Patagonia" here. The band features Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and former members of Isis. Their self-titled debut album comes out on June 25th via Ipecac.
Watch Black Sabbath perform a new song titled "Methademic" at a recent show here. 13 comes out June 11th via Vertigo/Republic.
Watch Children of Bodom's lyric video for "Transference" here. The Finnish metallers eighth album, Halo of Blood, comes out June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch The Dillinger Escape Plan's lyric video for "Prancer" here. One Of Us Is The Killer will be released on May 14th via Sumerian Records.
Watch HIM's music video for "All Lips Go Blue" here. Tears on Tape is out now on Razor & Tie.
Gigantour 2013 will feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. Check out the dates here.
Dates for the 2013 "All Stars Tour" featuring Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray from the Path, Iwrestledabearonce and more can be found here.
Alesana will headline the "You Better Watch Your Mouth, Sunshine!" tour with support from The Color Morale, Upon This Dawning, Lions Lions and Megosh. Dates can be seen here.
Overkill and Kreator are co-headlining a tour with support from Warbringer. Dates are here.
Dates for the "Heavy MTL South of the Border Tour" with All Shall Perish, Oceano, Within the Ruins, Obey the Brave and more can be found here.
Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest music news!
Adam Green is a man with too much going on, and yet he keeps on going. Rather than use his weekly two hours of free time for sleep, he's now launched his latest project - The Movie Crypt Podcast - with his partner in crime, Joe Lynch!
From Adam Green's Blog on ArieScope
With both "HOLLISTON" Season 2 and HATCHET III about to come out in June (within just 10 days of each other), there is certainly a blog on its way about those projects. We’re even launching a brand spanking new ArieScope.com in a few weeks with a merchandise store- hopefully on-line and ready to go by June 1st if all goes as planned. In the meantime, in the middle of all of the press, touring, appearances, conventions, and premiere screenings- what better time than now to launch a PODCAST?
I know, I know. ”A podcast”, you say? If you’re like me, you probably feel like podcasts have become the new Facebook pages. Everyone seems to have one and the internet has become cluttered with so many different options to listen to people ramble on and on about one thing or another. But having guested on quite a few now and having heard some truly terrific ones, when Geek Nation mentioned they’d love to have me do a podcast for them, it didn’t take a hell of a lot of convincing. In fact, within 24 hours- we had it set up and our first recording scheduled. Given that "HOLLISTON" has a storyline about “Adam” and “Joe” hosting a late night cable access horror show called THE MOVIE CRYPT, it only made sense to bring that idea to life. So today, Episode 1 of THE MOVIE CRYPT with Adam Green and Joe Lynch will launch on Geek Nation’s website.
So what makes our podcast unique? After all, there are already some terrific genre related podcasts out there- even on Geek Nation’s roster alone. THE BLOOD CAST and KILLER POV (both hosted by dear friends of ours and both terrific podcasts) not only already exist on Geek Nation, but Joe and I will both be guesting on KILLER POV very soon. Where our podcast is different is that despite its title, THE MOVIE CRYPT is actually not going to always be about the horror genre. Of course we’ll be heavy on the horror since that is what we know, love, and are best known for, but overall this podcast is meant to serve as an open diary of the lives of two real working filmmakers. Not only will the podcast focus on the specific projects that we have both in release and in production (while "HOLLISTON" is airing a good portion of each podcast will be dedicated to discussing the most current episode), but also our personal tales from the trenches and stories of how these projects actually get made and what happens with them afterwards. Think of it as a weekly Q&A from a film festival screening or a press junket- only without the press. Completely casual and off the cuff, often times with notable special guests (actors, filmmakers, producers, composers, agents, cinematographers) all bringing their own personal perspective to this crazy business we live and work in. We’ll also have episodes dedicated to music and the bands that we love. Toys, comics, conventions, artwork… if we’re into it, we’ll talk about it. For something REALLY special, from time to time Joe and I are even going to offer full-length feature fan-commentary tracks to films we did not make or have anything to do with. Here’s where that idea came from…
In 2009, Joe and I were both asked to participate in a documentary about the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise and legacy called HIS NAME WAS JASON. While I was slightly apprehensive given that I personally have nothing to do with the FRIDAY franchise, it made sense given that the filmmakers were interviewing not only those involved with the actual FRIDAY films but also those influenced by FRIDAY and those who also work in the beloved slasher genre who could (somewhat) intelligently comment on it. Really, it was quite an honor to even be asked. The interviews each lasted an hour and were an absolute blast, but both Joe and I assumed we’d be reduced to a quick sound byte or two in the actual documentary. If you’ve seen HIS NAME WAS JASON you’d know that was not the case in the finished product and for one reason or another we were featured quite heavily with our comical quips and enthusiastic fandom for FRIDAY THE 13TH and Jason Voorhees. Flattering? Absolutely. But I’d be lying if I said that we both didn’t quickly call each other after viewing the documentary for the first time and say, “Oh no.” I mean, think about that documentary from a fan’s perspective. When you purchased it, did you really want to hear the guys who (at the time) had only made HATCHET, SPIRAL and WRONG TURN 2 go on and on about the franchise? Probably not. We were very concerned that WE would be blamed for our overexposure in it somehow even though we were merely interview subjects for it and had no say in the finished product or what was used in it. Thankfully, given the lighthearted nature of HIS NAME WAS JASON, we didn’t receive the backlash we feared. In fact, we heard from so many FRIDAY fans that they enjoyed our comments because they felt the same way that we did about the films. You can only imagine our relief. But out of that experience (and before we ever saw HIS NAME WAS JASON completed), producer/director Dan Farrands approached us about doing a “fan commentary” for Paramount’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER re-issue on DVD that he was producing for the studio. Given that the commentary would be titled just that - a “fan commentary”- we jumped at the chance. I think we even started it off by saying something to the effect of ”we have no business being here but how could we not pay our respects to a film we both love so dearly when asked to?” Lo and behold that commentary became a huge hit with FRIDAY THE 13TH fans around the world and we constantly hear from fans asking if we will ever do another. So… 4 years later we figured… why not?
The inaugural episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT features a full-length fan commentary of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2. A movie that is easily tied for “favorite of the franchise” in my book and also the very first horror movie that I can remember seeing (at the tender age of 7). To say I love it would be an understatement. I’m kind of MADLY in love with it. If I could make-out with a movie- FRIDAY 2 would be on my list. Hey, if you’re gonna launch a new podcast in a sea of podcasts, why not start off with a bang and give our fans something they have been asking for?
Now, I know the next two questions are: “Will every podcast include a commentary?” And… “Will you guys do the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH series eventually?” The answer is - no, we will not always be doing a commentary track with every episode. And as far as the second question goes – maybe. Perhaps by the time we hang up our microphones and end this new endeavor we’ll have hit all of the FRIDAY movies- but we have a TON of other movies that we love and respect and that we’d love to do fan commentary tracks for. Also to be honest, neither Joe or I feel comfortable pulling a MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER on a movie we did not make. (For that very reason THE MOVIE CRYPT will never feature “reviews” of other filmmakers’ work. Who are WE to say anything negative or critical about someone else’s work?) And as every FRIDAY fan knows… some of the entries were certainly more “miss” than “hit” if we want to put it in Battleship terms. So we’ll see what happens. If we think we have enough praise (and fanboy information) to bestow upon a movie like JASON GOES TO HELL- then maybe someday we’ll do it. But right now we’re honestly more excited about doing commentary tracks for movies like STAND BY ME, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (my favorite movie of all time), LOVE ACTUALLY (a movie that Joe and I once got busted verbally sexually assaulting in the pit at a Metallica show when we realized the other Metallica fans standing around us were not only listening in to our conversation- but also knew exactly who we were and were MASSIVELY let down to hear us discussing a romantic comedy together), and even BATTLESHIP (a movie that is absolutely criminally underrated and that unfairly received heaps of negativity thrown its way last year by people that I can only imagine never gave it a chance). But the fan-commentary tracks will be surprises and it could wind up being a while before we do another one. I have no idea what we’ll be in the mood for on a particular week.
I hope you enjoy THE MOVIE CRYPT. Whether you’re a filmmaker, an aspiring filmmaker, or maybe just a fan of what we do and a fan of our chemistry together as enthusiastic geeks ourselves- this is meant to entertain. Who knows how long it will last? As you know, I like to keep changing it up and trying different things. However long it remains fun to do- we’ll be doing it. How will Joe and I continue to do it when we’re both in production on our various projects? Not entirely sure. For now let’s just roll with it and see what happens.
Oh, and next week’s guest is the lovely Danielle Harris. You’re welcome.
Listen to Episode 1 here.