Scream Factory Releasing ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ Tomorrow: Watch These Clips

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:59

There’s something about a fan favorite title getting a badass home video edition, one that shows the company behind it really gave it some love and attention. When it comes to doing that, I think we can all agree that Scream Factory really doesn’t like to cut corners, giving us DVD and Bluray editions that could easily be dubbed “definitive”.

Tomorrow, the Scream Factory team is releasing their home video edition of the 1986 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which is the sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 road horror masterpiece. Packed to the absolute brim with extras, interviews, trailers, TV spots, galleries, and more, you can bet that you’re not going to get a better edition of the movie. Well, not until someone does a 4k restoration…

To give fans a taste of what’s to come, Scream Factory has released three videos for your enjoyment: a trailer, which can be viewed above, an on-location clip and an actual clip from the film, both of which can be seen below.

For a decade, Texas Ranger Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) has sought to avenge the brutal murder of his kin by the cannibalistic Sawyer family – Leatherface, Chop-Top, The Cook and Grandpa. With the help of a radio DJ (Caroline Williams), who’s also bent on putting an end to the terror, Lefty finds his way to the Sawyers’ underground slaughter shop, where a battle of epic proportions will soon rage… and the line between good and evil gets chopped to bits!

If you want to pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to Scream Factory!

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Taryn Barker, ‘Demon Hunter,’ Slays Evil (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:25

Indie filmmaker Zoe Kavanagh is slaying evil in the trailer premiere for Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter, which is locked to start making festival rounds this year.

In the film “A young girl tormented by the tragedies of her past is brought in for questioning by the police over the death of a man, who she claims to be a demon. Detective Beckett realizes this is the same girl he made a broken promise to six years ago that he’d find the monster that raped and murdered her 12 year old sister. The girl warns of a powerful man named Falstaff who will stop at nothing to claim her soul. Falstaff abducts Detective Beckett’s daughter and now this young girl is his only hope and ally in rescuing his daughter from this demonic cult and proving to him that Taryn Barker is the Demon Hunter.

Demon Hunter stars Niamh Hogan in the title role, supported by Michael Parle as Demon Lord Falstaff, with Alan Talbot, Kevin O’Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis.

It was written by Kavanagh and Tony Flynn, and produced by Victor McGowan, Anna Ginjaume Grieve, Zoe Kavanagh, Matthew Taylor, and Stephen Horgan.

Keep up with the film on Facebook.

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“Stan Against Evil” Will Star the Hilarious John C. McGinley

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:14

John C. McGinley is an awesome actor (from Platoon to Office Space), especially when he gets to play a jerk. He’s got amazing comedic timing, and can even pull off a serious role. When he mixes the two together it’s pure bliss.

Massive news, via Deadline, who reports that the “Scrubs” alum has locked the lead role in “Stan Against Evil,” IFC’s new scripted comedy-horror series from “The Simpsons” writer Dana Gould.

Also cast in the show, which has an eight-episode order for a fall premiere, is actress-comedian Janet Varney (“You’re the Worst”).

‘Stan Against Evil’ follows Stanley Miller (McGinley), a sour, aging bulldog of a New England police sheriff who has recently lost his position as head honcho due to an angry outburst at a most inappropriate moment — his wife’s funeral. Impatient and judgmental, he’s not exactly accepting or kind towards people from different walks of life. When the new, strong-willed sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town, Stan begrudgingly joins an alliance with her to fight them off.

“Dana has crafted the most deliciously combustible, subversive contrarian on television. And we are going to set it off!” said John C. McGinley, who also will serve as a producer on the series.

Goud executive produces with Tom Lassally of 3 Arts, Frank Scherma & Justin Wilkes of RadicalMedia. Filming is scheduled to begin in June in Atlanta.

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Our 10 Most Anticipated Horror VR Games!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:00

It’s begun. Virtual reality is here, and it’s positioned to be more revolutionary, and lasting, than motion controls, 3D, or any of the other tech-fads we’ve endured over the years. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are available now to anyone who’s willing to spend $799 or $599, respectively, to get in on the fun before the PlayStation VR headset arrives in October for $399, so fiscally risk adverse peasants such as myself can also have the opportunity to strap monitors to our faces. Virtual reality will take some getting used to, both for the creators of these games and the folks who’ll spend hours playing them, so while we wait for it to find its groove, let’s take a look at some of the horror VR games we’re most looking forward to right now.

The works of H.P. Lovecraft are becoming increasingly popular lately as a growing number of developers look to them as a source of inspiration for their own stories. Among them is Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac and their upcoming game based on Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness.

Edge of Nowhere follows a team of explorers who are sent into the Antarctic mountains to rescue a missing expedition team. This is one of the few VR games that’s played from the third-person perspective, as opposed to the first-person viewpoint that so many other games employ. The reasoning behind this is entirely about the player’s comfort level, since most people don’t have a lot of experience playing virtual reality games, it can take some time to get used to.

Release Date: Spring 2016 (Oculus Rift)

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Here’s Who Will Direct the ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:25

It was announced back in January that Juan Antonio Bayona would no long be directing World War Z as he’s focusing on completing A Monster Calls.

News then broke, via Deadline, that the real reason was that Bayona could end up directing Jurassic World 2 for Universal Pictures.

This morning producer Frank Marshall confirmed the news on Twitter.

Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!

— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 18, 2016

Colin Trevorrow directed the Jurassic Park sequel/reboot, and after it grossed over $1.6 billion, he accepted the job directing Star Wars: Episode IX.

Trevorrow wrote the sequel with Derek Connolly and they’ve waited to get a good script before looking for a director, the site also reported in January, but all this is going to get moving soon for a complex picture dated June 22, 2018.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected back.

I didn’t dislike Jurassic World as much as the critics, and found most of the issues to be script-related. If anything, it was enjoyable, mindless popcorn entertainment that was better than the previous two installments. I’m dying to see what Juan Antonio Bayona can do the franchise and hope the Universal execs let him express his “dark” side that we’re so accustom to.

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[Tribeca Review] ‘Fear, Inc.’ Forgets to Scare

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:07

I think we’ve hit peak twist when it comes to entertainment. “The Twilight Zone” set the bar, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense took it to a completely new level. Now, after nearly two decades of red herring cinema, it has worn out its welcome. While Vincent Masciale’s Fear, Inc., which just had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, offers nothing new in this regard, it’s at least entertaining.

Fear, Inc. is carried on the back of Lucas Neff, who plays Joe, a boisterous horror junkie who is desperately wanting to be scared, no, terrified. When a man (played by The Sandlot’s Patrick Renna) overhears his complaints, he offers the aid of a company called Fear, Inc. Joe, who can’t stand monotony anymore, calls the number of the business card, setting off a chain of events that echo classic horror cinema (from Friday the 13th to SAW).

Penned by Luke Barnett, the film is heavy inside baseball, but is glued together by fun characters and a series of horror-related gags. Neff is hysterical, and almost single-handedly makes the film watchable, while the rest of the cast elevate themselves to his energy.

The problem, however, is that Fear, Inc. is trying way too hard to outsmart the viewer, and ultimately ends up muddying up the impact with no actual tonal shift. The film could be likened to Behind the Mask in that, when it’s time to get serious, it never elevates itself. It’s focusing so hard on tricking the viewer that it forgets that its sole job is to be a horror film.

And as twisty as the plot may be, the pic is about as generic as it gets. Still, you could do much worse than Fear, Inc., which at least carries a fun spirit and heart of gold.

Ultimately, the irony here is that Fear, Inc. is about a horror fan wanting to feel something, anything, yet doesn’t offer this courtesy to its viewers.

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7 Unbelievable Horror Movie Facts!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:01

Movies are often full of changes and trivia, but these horror films truly have some remarkable tidbits attached to them!

Everybody loves trivia. Whether you’re using it to be a hero and win some contest at a pub or just annoying your friends with it mercilessly, trivia is great because it’s short, digestible bursts of “Did You Know?” What’s more fun than that? The horror community is also such a fervent, passionate group of people that their enthusiasm towards trivia perhaps goes unrivaled. They can tell you exactly who’s under Jason’s mask in Friday the 13th Part IV or how many deaths take place across the Halloween franchise. However, as fun as trivia is, it’s also everywhere. So you know Reagan’s vomit in The Exorcist is pea soup, so does everyone, buddy! Accordingly, we’ve gone the extra mile to find some especially poignant gems from your favorite horror films that you hopefully have never heard before. And if you have, well then your trivia team, “The Dream Warriors” is going to have a lot more competition next time.

1. Stephen’s King is Spelled Wrong in Carrie’s Trailer

At this point Stephen King might have over a hundred adaptations of his stories filling both your television screens and movie theaters, but there was also a more humble time when he wasn’t the mega-author that he is today. Brian DePalma’s excellent adaptation of Carrie is actually the first Stephen King story to undergo adaptation. While the process would open the floodgates for the author, it didn’t change the fact that he wasn’t a household name yet. As a result, the “burgeoning writer” sees his name misspelled in Carrie’s trailer, going the Steven route. With King arguably being the biggest horror writer that there is, it’s crazy to think of a time when he was putting up with people screwing up the spelling of his name.

2. Psycho Is the First US Film to Show a Flushing Toilet On Screen

A lot of people think of the shower when they think of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, and rightfully so. One of the most iconic murders in all of horror happens to take place in one. But while everyone is busy focusing on the shower’s importance in the movie, there’s an unsung hero in the bathroom that’s widely overlooked. That’s right, the toilet. Up until this point, a toilet flushing had never been shown in an American film (a terribly lewd, inappropriate act to depict, obviously). Psycho broke barriers by making toilet flushing possible, and cinema has never looked back since!

3. A Man Sued Warner Bros. For Fainting During The Exorcist …and Won!

We all want horror movies to be frightening. That’s their point. But it’s kind of bizarrely twisted that because a horror film does its job too well, it can actually be penalized for it, which is exactly what happened with William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. After an audience member fainted and broke their jaw from hitting it on the seat in front of them, they brought forth a lawsuit towards Warner Brothers. The victim claimed that due to the use of subliminal images (which the film does employ) he fainted. Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, but awarded him something! A lot of theaters after the fact even had paramedics on hand to deal with the mass hysterics and fainting that was prone to happen, to avoid this from happening again! It all just sounds like a Nathan For You prank gone wrong to me.

4. The Gauntlet That Shelley Duvall Endured During The Shining

Shelley Duvall’s shriek heavy performance in Kubrick’s masterpiece, The Shining, is pretty apparent even if you’ve only seen a few minutes of the film’s second half. Duvall’s performance as Wendy Torrance is so shrill and fear-filled, it’s too much for a lot of people, going as far as reading as “annoying” amongst certain circles. Whether Duvall’s work rubs you the wrong way or not is irrelevant, the point is that she genuinely seems to be terrified, which is fundamental to the role. The only stipulation here is that apparently Duvall’s performance isn’t so much a wonderfully channeled piece of acting, but rather the result of the onslaught of torture that Kubrick put Duvall through, in order to get her performance to where he wanted it. Kubrick is known for being an eccentric and filmmaking using unconventional methods, but here Kubrick was constantly dismissive to the actress (going as far as telling her she was wasting everyone’s time), told crew to never show her sympathy, and would have her do hundreds of takes for scenes. By the end of the production Duvall was losing her hair and had to carry bottles of water around for how dehydrated she was from crying. That’s a lot of work to create the most terrified wife in horror.

5. Priests Were Present to Bless Moviegoers Seeing The Conjuring

Audiences were so shaken up after watching James Wan’s The Conjuring, that a special screening in Chicago had a priest present after the movie to cleanse any audience members who felt violated by evil spirits. Naturally, this was a whole lot of showmanship, but so much of horror is buying into an illusion that this gimmick actually worked and incited more fear and paranoia from moviegoers. A special piece of boilerplate was even present, warning that, “The film you are about to see is psychologically and emotionally disturbing.” Maybe for The Conjuring 2 they’ll even sprinkle brimstone around the theater.

6. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s Original Title Was Head Cheese

If you work your way through The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s commentary track with director, Tobe Hooper, you’ll come across the interesting tidbit that the film’s to-the-point title went through a bit of a revision process. Hooper and the film’s co-writer, Kim Henkel, had originally given their film the unusual title, Head Cheese, of all things. From that point the title slowly morphed into Leatherface, before ultimately taking on the title that we’re all familiar with (which wasn’t too popular at first, either). It was likely the lack of impetus and rationale behind Head Cheese as a title that sort of explains why thing’s slowly evolved. But can you imagine if one of the most unnerving films of all time had this as its title instead!?

7. The Skeletons in Poltergeist Are Real Human Skeletons

How expensive would you think rubber prop skeletons are? Well, they’re a whole lot more expensive than the real thing, apparently! Makeup artist on the film Craig Reardon brought up that real skeletons would actually be cheaper than creating something, and so this macabre mix of fantasy and reality was incorporated into the picture to great effect (although the actors weren’t told originally, mind you). While not as prominent, Hooper would employ the same technique on Texas Chain Saw Massacre as well, with the skeletons present there, also being the real deal.

Now spread this knowledge and inform every horror fan you encounter! Perhaps they’ll even have something new and unbelievable to respond back with! But what about you? What do you think the crème de la crème of horror trivia is? Sound off in the comments below!

You know, I had heard that on the set for Oujia 2

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This ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer Drops the Serious Face, Gets Silly

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:03

Warner Bros. has a superhero problem, not that this is news to any of you guys. Batman V. Superman wasn’t the booming success it should have been*, and tone is pegged as one of the issues (even though there’s chatter of Warners re-releasing the film in theaters with an R-rating to boost the box office gross).

Just last week there were reports of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad going back behind the camera to lighten up the dark, moody DC adaptation. The new direction is all but confirmed in a freshly launched trailer that drops the serious face and gets silly to “Ballroom Blitz” blasting in the foreground. It’s pretty great, even if I don’t like the idea of a studio toying with the tone of the film after the fact.

The new footage is jam-packed with zingers and action, tons of shots of Margot Robbie as the lovable Harley Quinn, and even finds time to reference the fear of Superman in Batman V. Superman.

Yes, Warner Bros. has a DC tone issue, and forcing a dark film to be more kid-friendly is walking on thin ice. I’ve always been an advocate of a film being the tone is needs to be, and not pigeon-holed one way or another. Suicide Squad is a dark, adult storyline that should be targeted as so. It’ll be interesting to see how much the studio over-reacted when it opens in theaters on August 5th.

The insane cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Scott Eastwood, David Harbour, Corina Calderon, Alex Meraz, Raymond Olubowale, with Ben Affleck returning as Batman.

*Gross box office doesn’t account for the theaters’ take and massive marketing costs that more than often are equal to the film’s budget (Batman V. Superman is listed at $250 million). You can do the math.

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20 Years of ‘Resident Evil’ Box Art

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00

I’m a fan of good box art. Not a connoisseur, but definitely an enthusiast. Unfortunately, quality box art is hard to come by these days, as the startling majority of what we see plastered on retail shelves is usually just a slight variation of a similarly themed game. It’s an annoying trend that continues to affect most post-Modern Warfare shooters, from the abysmal Medal of Honor reboot to the extraordinary BioShock Infinite. No game is safe.

Since 1996, there have been more than two dozen standalone Resident Evil games — not including the many remasters, obscure spin-offs and digital-only titles.

You would expect a series like this to have box art that’s all over the place, and it does not disappoint. When I was spending an inordinate amount of time compiling these covers, including some UK variants for our friends across the pond, I expected to see more stumbles than successes. Choosing a favorite isn’t easy, but since I’d like to know yours, I suppose I’ll settle on the GameCube remake (sorry, Resident Evil 2). What about you?

Resident Evil (1996)

Resident Evil: Director’s Cut (1997)

Resident Evil 2 (1998) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)

Resident Evil Survivor (2000)

Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000)

Resident Evil Gaiden Resident Evil Remake (2002)

Resident Evil Zero (2002) Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2003)

Resident Evil Outbreak (2003) Resident Evil File #2 (2004)

Resident Evil 4 (2005) Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (2006)

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007)

Resident Evil 5 (2009) Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009)

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (2011)

Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012)

Resident Evil 6 (2012)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015)

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Realistic Slasher Film Scythe Will Reap the Harvest; Special Offer for Dread Central Readers!

Dread Central - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00

As there have been approximately 38 billion slasher movies produced so far, it’s safe to say that they’ve gotten a bit repetitive over the years. So it’s refreshing for one to come along that throws all the cliches out the window and attempts to be as realistic as possible.

That’s the aim of Scythe, about a serial killer known as the Grim Reaper, who kills his victims with, you guessed it, a scythe. It’s now on Kickstarter, so head over there to help reap the harvest.

Jim Rothman is the writer/director/producer and co-stars with Andrea Muller and Robert B. Silver.

As a special bonus to Dread Central readers, for TODAY (4/11/16) only, anyone who pledges for the $50 Cap and Blu-ray package (which includes a baseball cap with the Scythe logo on it and a Blu-ray copy of the film), will also receive an autographed copy of the feature length script for free. Plus, if 100 readers respond, the DC logo will be included in the credits of the film (but no pressure)!

From the Press Release:
A psychological slasher thriller WITHOUT all the slasher film cliches!

From the writer/director of the award-winning short films I’m Not Matt Damon, Going Down There, and Minutes…comes the return of the slasher film genre: SCYTHE, a psychological thriller in the same vein as the classic and modern horror films Halloween (1978) and Saw (2004) as well as films from  iconic director Alfred Hitchcock.

On the week of prom night in Concord, North Carolina, RONALD WADE, known as the Grim Reaper Killer, escaped a prison transport and breaks into a hardware store, surprising high school student EMILY JOHNSON, the store owner’s daughter. Under the cover of the store’s blackout, a hide-or-be-killed cat and mouse game ensues, ending with several stab wounds to Emily’s back with a SCYTHE, the killer’s signature weapon.

A television left on breaks the news of the Grim Reaper’s escape and highlights his exploits, as he swings a scythe at Emily, beheading her. She is his latest victim. And his first mistake.

With prom cancelled and a mandatory curfew in effect, shy teen MEGAN MILLER is forced by her best friend, KIM, to meet with AMY, VICKY, REBECCA, and JENNIFER after hours at the abandoned pool for a party. At the pool party Megan opens up about her desire to be great, to be worthy of someone worth knowing. This confession leads the girls to bond and build a sisterhood to watch out for one another. Unbeknownst to them, outside hovers the Grim Reaper Killer, targeting them as his newest victims.

When young, disgraced FBI AGENT CHRIS GIBSON is tasked with recapturing the killer, he encounters seasoned US MARSHAL JOHN DECKER. After a jurisdictional dispute, the two begrudgingly join forces. While examine Emily’s body, it is Agent Gibson that discovers the killer’s mistake: This is not the work of the Grim Reaper Killer. It is someone else…

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[Blu-ray Review] ‘Trailer Trauma’ Offers a Wonderful Collection of Cult Trailers

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:55

About a month or so ago I reviewed Kung Fu Trailers of Fury from Severin Films. I loved it, it’s a wonderful set of kung fu trailers but I talked about how it’s strange to review trailer sets. I never know where to begin or what to talk about exactly. I ended up making it through that review ok, so I’m going to give it another go with Trailer Trauma, the second Blu-ray release from Garagehouse Pictures.

When Garagehouse Pictures sent out their press release for Trailer Trauma they did so by offering up quite the promise. Here’s the synopsis they give:

Unlike other collections which often recycle the same old previews for the same old genre titles, Trailer Trauma features rare theatrical trailers that have not been previously released on DVD. See over two hours of previously unavailable trailers for some of the most ridiculous films in history: thrill to the action of BLACK FIST, IRON MASTER, and KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! Quiver in horror as you face the DAWN OF THE MUMMY, the REVENGE OF THE LIVING ZOMBIES, and the INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW! Scratch your head at the utter absurdity of DEATH BED, MUTANT WAR, and NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER! For fans and connoisseurs of psychotronic cinema, TRAILER TRAUMA is an essential addition to any collection.

Advertising trailers that have not been previously released on DVD (or Blu-ray for that matter) is quite the selling point. Now I can’t 100% confirm their claim, but I have a number of DVD trailer sets and I can say what Garagehouse delivered with Trailer Trauma is definitely not a duplicate of anything else I own. So yes, it is possible that some of these trailers have appeared elsewhere, but I think it’s safe to take their word when they say they haven’t.

This set is jam packed with trailer goodness. Coming in at over 2 hours (2 hours and 17 minutes to be exact) Garagehouse Pictures managed to squeeze in 65 trailers. At least 65 trailers is what they have listed, although the first one is the animated cat for the old restricted feature warning that you see on some older grindhouse films (or newer films going for that old grindhouse vibe). So if you don’t count that, there’s only 64, however, some trailers are for double bills, essentially giving you trailers for two movies in one. If I remember correctly there are two of these such trailers, so that would give us a final tally of 66 trailers plus the restricted cat trailer. That’s a lot of stuff!

Unlike Severin’s Kung Fu Trailers of Fury, there is no specific theme for Trailer Trauma. The majority of the trailers are horror of course, but not all. A few other varieties are tossed in like a trailer for the martial arts film No Retreat, No Surrender, which I believe was Jean-Claude Van Damme’s debut feature. A few other action-y/ninja trailers make appearances throughout.

Choosing a favorite trailer on this one is not easy. There’s plenty to choose for and a lot of it I had never seen before. Umberto Lenzi’s Sacrifice!, also known as Deep River Savages, makes an appearance. That one is most definitely memorable and maybe the most graphic trailer of the bunch. Mean Frank and Crazy Tony is another one that really jumped out at me. This looks to be a buddy cop film with a more violent edge. It stars Lee Van Cleef and Tony Lo Bianco. I’ve never seen it, but after watching the trailer it’s most certainly high on my list of must-see movies.

If I had one complaint about Trailer Trauma is that there aren’t any special features of any kind included. Not a huge deal but I would have loved to hear more about these trailers. Per the specs the trailers were digitally mastered in 4k (and they do look great) from various 35mm release prints. It would have been really cool to hear about these prints and where they found them. I know Garagehouse Pictures has a very interesting story about how they stumbled upon the print for Ninja Busters, their first feature film release, so I’m curious if something similar happened with these.

The package is really nice for the Blu-ray. Garagehouse uses clear cases which I appreciate because it allows you to show off more art. And the artwork here is spectacular. The incredibly talented Stephen Romano is responsible for this all-new original art and he did a wonderful job. It makes for a nice movie to show off on your shelf with the rest of your collection.

Trailer Trauma is really awesome. If you love movie trailers, especially for older cult/horror movies, you’ll most definitely love this. And better yet, this is just the start for Garagehouse, Trailer Trauma 2 is coming out next month!

Trailer Trauma is now available on Blu-ray from Garagehouse Pictures.

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Elle Fanning In ‘The Neon Demon’ Delivers Classic Horror Vibe

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:47

Below is a new shot from Nicolas Winding Refn’s supermodel horror The Neon Demon, which opens internationally on June 8th.

The picture is very Argento-esque and features Elle Fanning as ‘Jesse,’ an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of breaking through. Her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) with a screenplay co-written by NWR and Mary Laws, the film’s principal cast includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Karl Glusman (Stonewall), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Gossip Girl) Christina Hendricks (Drive), and Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series).

Alessandro Nivola plays Nicolas, a fashion impresario who taps Elle Fanning as his muse.

Composer Cliff Martinez recently stated that the film vibes with Mark Robson’s Valley of The Dolls and Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with the music of Drive.

“I think Neon Demon had some similarities to Drive,” he says to Vice’s Thump, adding “it’s kind of a sparse electronic score.” Noting that the score “is almost all synthesizer,” he adds, “there’s a lot of places where the music is really pushed out more into the spotlight, even more than Drive. I think I got a bigger part in the film, it’s flattering.”

He continues: “We describe the first half as a melodrama like Valley of the Dolls, and the second half is like Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It doesn’t seem to be a traditional horror film to me, but horror is the genre that it’s closest to.

Amazon Studios will release the film in theaters this coming summer.

Bon anniversaire Elle Fanning ! Révélation envoûtante de The Neon Demon, nouveau film de NWR..
Rendez-vous le 8juin.

— The Jokers (@thejokersfilms) April 9, 2016

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A Look Ahead at This Season’s “Fear the Walking Dead”

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:43

Following last night’s return of “Fear the Walking Dead,” the spinoff companion series “The Walking Dead,” AMC shared a look ahead at the series’ second season that looks like a mix of “Lost” and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead.

Last season, “Fear the Walking Dead” explored a blended family who watched a burning, dead city as they traversed a devastated Los Angeles.

In Season 2 the group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the true breadth and depth of the apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume there is still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected — some place that the Infection has not reached. But as Operation Cobalt goes into full effect, the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, driving the Dead toward the sea.

As Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis), Daniel (Ruben Blades), and their grieving families head for ports unknown, they will discover that the water may be no safer than land.

Episode 201: ‘Monster’
Our families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand’s yacht, Strand remains mysterious and our group encounters danger at sea.
Written By: Dave Erickson
Directed By: Adam Davidson

Episode 202: ‘We All Fall Down’
Our group seeks shelter with a survivalist family. Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Salazar works to uncover Strand’s intentions.
Written By: Brett C. Leonard, Kate Barnow
Directed By: Adam Davidson

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Fun with Hackley Trailer Will Have You Laughing Your Axe Off

Dread Central - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:30

Well, now I’ve seen it all. A guy being employed by a corporation to put on a mask and go out and murder people? That’s a crazy premise if there ever was one. It’s also the premise of the upcoming film Fun With Hackley, which you can see the trailer for and some stills from below.

Suddenly being unemployed never looked so promising…

Life-long serial killer Hackley is going through a midlife crisis and rethinking his life and career while dealing with his meddling, incompetent boss.

Since 1980, Hackley has personified fear. This prolific masked serial killer has axed his way through hundreds during his reign of terror. He doesn’t kill because he’s crazy…

It’s just his job.

Hackley is one of the many masked killers employed at Revelation Killing Solutions, the third most profitable corporation in the growing industry. Hackley is the longest tenured team member in the “Slashers” division but has lost the enthusiasm he once had for the job.

Fun with Hackley is a comedy feature film that chronicles the adventures of Hackley as he stumbles at the office and rethinks his life, love, and career. Hackley struggles with an incompetent manager, rival serial killers and antiquated rules as he tries to regain his love of killing.

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Attack on Titan Game Stomping into the US in August; New Gore-Filled Trailer Unveiled

Dread Central - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:00

Released earlier this year in Japan, Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan video game looked like a perfect adaptation of both the manga and anime that would be loved by fans, who were initially disappointed that there was no US release date. Those fears can now be put to rest, as along with releasing a brutal new trailer, they’ve confirmed that it will be stomping onto US shores on August 30th.

From the Press Release:
Following a successful launch in its native Japan, the eagerly anticipated action game will be released on August 30, 2016, across America under the title Attack on Titan.

We also confirmed that Attack on Titan will be available for players to enjoy on a wide selection of consoles and is currently being developed for physical release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for digital-only release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld system, and on PC via Steam®.

Attack on Titan closely follows the riveting storyline of the anime’s first season and focuses on the exploits of various key characters, putting the player in a position to relive its most shocking, courageous, and exhilarating moments. It revolves around the story of three young people who survive the destruction of their walled city district by enormous, man-eating Titans and eventually go on to join the Scout Regiment in order to protect humanity from this overpowering foe.

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Get a Sneak Peek at ‘Kong: Skull Island’

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:04

The MTV Movie Awards held a slew of new teasers and trailers for upcoming films and Legendary decided to show off a behind-the-scenes look at Kong: Skull Island amidst that chaos. The footage is basically several interview segments with stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson as well as clips of some intense action that will be seen in the movie, which is set during the Vietnam War.

Speaking with EW, Tom Hiddleston stated:

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed it, had this extraordinary idea. I don’t want to spoil too much… But it’s a whole new re-conception of the mythology. It essentially follows a group of disparate travelers and explorers and soldiers who travel to an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it’s set in a time period where you could conceive that there are still undiscovered places on the earth. What they find on the island is surprising, and then every character has a very different response to it. It’s going to be spectacular and epic, but also the human drama is kind of interesting as well.

The movie also stars John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. Kong: Skull Island comes out May 10th, 2017.

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“Scream”: MTV Welcomes Back Ghost Face (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:55

During the MTV Movie Awards the first trailer debuted for “Scream,” now set to premiere on Monday, May 30th, a day earlier than originally announced.
MTV and Dimension TV today announced new roles, casting and premiere date for the second season of their “Scream” TV series.

The new cast includes: Kiana Ledé (Republic Records Recording Artist), Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down), Anthony Ruivivar (“Banshee”), Austin Highsmith (“Murder in the First”), Sean Grandillo (“Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company) and Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan”).

[H/T] Bloody reader ‘doodaderek’

“With production currently underway in New Orleans, LA, MTV and Dimension TV’s second season of “Scream” picks up with Emma’s return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the Killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets—they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And, Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about the season one murders. Lakewood’s murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought to focus – with this Killer’s psychotic mind-game intent on bringing Lakewood’s heroes down in a storm of betrayal and bloodshed.”

“Scream” stars and series regulars Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), John Karna (Noah), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke) will return for the second season.

Michael Gans and Richard Register serve as EPs and Showrunners for the second season along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein as EPs under the Dimension TV umbrella.

Here’s a breakdown of who the new characters play:

  • Kiana Ledé (ZOE – Series Regular)– a fellow high school student, Zoe is a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. Credits include: Republic Records Recording Artist
  • Santiago Segura (GUSTAVO ACOSTA – Series Regular) – A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he’s a skilled artist who’s deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books. Credits include: 47 Meters Down and “Silicon Valley.”
  • Anthony Ruivivar (SHERIFF MICHAEL ACOSTA – Recurring) – An outspoken, competent and experienced cop, Sherrif Acosta returns to Lakewood, where he grew up. He is a devoted, if sometimes strict, family man who’s very protective of his son, Gustavo. Credits include: “Banshee” and “American Horror Story.”
  • Austin Highsmith (KAREN LANG – Recurring) – A young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. Credits include: “Murder in the First” and “Criminal Minds.”
  • Sean Grandillo (ELI – Recurring) – Eli is Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents as squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. Credits include: “Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company.
  • Karina Logue (TINA HUDSON – Recurring) – Tina’s proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance. Credits include: “Ray Donovan” and “Bates Motel.”

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Three Months After His Passing, We Look At David Bowie’s Legacy

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:15

Three months ago today, legendary musician/actor/producer David Bowie passed away after a lengthy battle with liver cancer. His passing came a mere two days after his 69th birthday as well as two days after the release of Blackstar, his 25th studio album. To say that his passing sent shockwaves throughout the world is an understatement. Many felt that Bowie was essentially invincible and immortal, destined to provide us with his unique music and his charming and accomplished acting abilities for years to come.

I personally find the thought of seeing Bowie as some kind of deity-like figure somewhat offensive to the memory of him. He was no god and, in many ways, he was no saint either. He was a human being, which meant he was flawed and he was vulnerable. And for me, that’s what made his creative work so special. That’s what made it stand out. By avoiding the starry gaze that many have for celebrities and the work they craft, I find that I’m more amazed and appreciative of their work because it comes with pain, fear, rage, sadness, joy, excitement, and every other gamut of emotion that one can think of. It’s what makes me able to relate to Bowie’s music, to let it really have an impact on my soul.

When a celebrity passes away, there is often a discussion on the legacy they left behind. We look at the movies they made, the art they painted, the music they wrote, the books they’ve written… Whatever their craft, we look at their output for solace and comfort, knowing that we’ll always have those works with us, even though their creator has moved on.

Bowie’s longtime collaborator and producer Tony Visconti wrote a poignant and touching statement after the star’s passing:

He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry. [Source]

On January 10th, a small part of me died when I heard of Bowie’s passing. I grew up with Labyrinth, much like nearly everyone else of my generation, and had always enjoyed The Hunger and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Additionally, his music was a staple at one of my neighborhood friend’s home, so I always heard his voice wafting through the rooms and down the hallways whenever I went over.

As I said earlier, I prefer to look at these celebrities as human beings. Yes, Bowie left behind a library of music that can be pored over for years without becoming repetitive. Yes, he starred in movies that are acclaimed and cherished by millions. And yes, he lived a life in a manner that is enviable, never seeming to care what people thought of him, allowing him to be himself. But I think he has a legacy that many are overlooking: his family.

Bowie left behind supermodel Iman, who is known for her charitable works with programs such as Keep a Child Alive, Enough Project, and Save the Children, amongst others. Her efforts in these endeavors have gained her much recognition, all of it well deserved. The couple also have a 15 year old daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. Many posts have spoken about how the strength Bowie had in his final months were due to his want to “…spend as much time as possible with Lexi. [Source]

And then there’s Duncan “Zowie” Jones, David’s son from his previous marriage with Angie Bowie. Duncan has carved himself as one of the smartest directors in the movie industry, blowing people away with his 2009 feature length debut Moon. The film won 18 industry and festival awards, including the NBR Award for Best Directorial Debut, and was nominated for a further 17. Afterwards, Jones directed Source Code, a sci-fi/thriller that was almost universally acclaimed by critics but was ultimately a sleeper hit, one that fared better overseas than domestically.

But Jones’ biggest project is the upcoming Warcraft, the film adaptation of the wildly popular Blizzard video game series. Coming this summer, the movie tells the origins of the conflict between the humans and the orcs, using lore from the games as well as the novels. With a budget of $100 million, the movie is already generating huge amounts of buzz and could very well become the next fantasy film franchise.

Circling back to David Bowie, I spoke about the idea of leaving behind a “legacy”, leaving something that lives on beyond ourselves. Obviously, Bowie has his collection of music and his films that will be studied, appreciated, and loved for decades, perhaps longer, to come. However, I choose to believe that his legacy lives on not just in the music he shared or the films he created but also in the work and endeavors of his family. After all, what could make a father and husband more proud and feel like his life had meaning than to see his family succeed?

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Baby Terrors! Horror Character as Cute Babies

bloody disgusting - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 19:25

Artist Alex Solis is probably best known for his popular art collections Famous Chunkies and Icons Unmasked, but one of my favorites is Baby Terrors where he imagines horror characters as cute little babies.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Solis says “I have a 6 month old baby right now and it was October so I wanted to create something that was inspired by him everyday! I wanted to give them a horrific look but still a very innocent feel to them. I think it makes them cute, you almost want to be murdered by them!

Check out the gallery below, and make sure to check out all of his work at his website!


See the rest of the Baby Terrors series here!

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‘The Possession Experiment’ Trailer is Vicious, Gory, and Epic

bloody disgusting - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 15:20

A new trailer for the upcoming exorcism film The Possession Experiment has been released and really gives a taste of how grand the movie is going to feel.

While it looks like the film primarily takes place in the basement of creepy manor, the premise of the film allows for the exorcism to be streamed online and, therefore, be available for anyone to watch directly in their home. From there, it seems that the movie takes some inspiration from Kairo, where ghosts and demonic entities can invade their host through the power of the internet. That reach really gives this movie an interesting twist as it makes the possession feel almost like a plague sweeping across the globe.

The Possession Experiment stars Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Greg Travis, Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper, and Angelo Reyes. It is directed by Scott Hansen and as of now has a release date of October 2016.

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