[TV] Plot Details for "Scream" Series (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:25

Updated with casting breakdown: Ghostface has been spotted on YouTube, and will soon go viral…

Bloody Disgusting has exclusively learned of new Intel for MTV’s “Scream”, their television adaptation of Wes Craven’s classic slasher franchise that spawned three sequels.

I’m told that Craven will actually be directing the pilot(!) this summer from a screenplay by Jill Blotevogel.

Our source explains that the “rules” of slasher movies is at the center of this new series, as it has been for the franchise. The pilot explores a YouTube video that has gone viral and causes problems for the protagonist, Audrey, who is caught in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past.

Casting should be underway soon.

The Scream franchise has delivered more than $600M worldwide for Dimension Films.

UPDATE: Here’s the breakdown via TVLine.

* Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.

* Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.

* Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”

* Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”

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Horror Decor Proud to Combine Frights and 80's Toys with Horror Buddies

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:00

Wrestling buddies. All true fans of squared circle action had to have one at some point in their lives. I personally remember chucking my own Hulk Hogan buddy around the living room as a kid. A great toy. And Horror Decor is making them better with Horror Buddies.

What are Horror Buddies, you may ask? It's as simple as it sounds. It's the Wrestling Buddy concept, but instead of Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior you'll be cuddling up with, Horror Decor has decided to use horror character designs.

And the first one just had to be a clown, didn't it? If I had to sleep with this thing, I'd lie awake staring at it to be sure it didn't move. It is creepy. Coulrophobiacs worldwide will be sucking down bottles of NyQuil just to get some sleep.

And The Clown is just the start. Check out HorrorDecor.net for all the latest!

From the Press Release
We here are Horror Decor are very excited to announce our new line of character pillows called Horror Buddies! We wanted to take our pillows to the next level, so we took inspiration from a classic comfy toy from the 80's and fused them with characters from our favorite horror films to play with, hug, and chase after your pets with!

The first member of this collection is called The Clown, brought to life by the very talented Matt Ryan. We couldn't decide on which clownie creepster to do, so we did all of them at once! He is a mash-up combining features from three different evil grinning clowns; can you name them all? The Clown is available at HorrorDecor.net now and will be priced at $48 plus shipping. He is approximately 21.5" inches tall and is printed on both sides.

For the next member to join our Horror Buddies family, we again will be teaming up with our pals at Freddy in Space! Artist Patrick Carson Sparrow is hard at work bringing him to life for an early spring release. All we can say is, it will be ki...ki...killer, ma...ma...man!

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Experience the Side Effects of the Red Sleep

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:30

Imagine if you will that you majorly screwed up during your life (not that hard, is it?), and then someone comes along with a second chance for you... but there will be consequences. Yep, that's the kind of thing you will find happening in the new series "Red Sleep."

Written and directed by Andre Welsh, "Red Sleep" stars Chioke Jelani Clanton (Cuff Me if You Can), Ron Kaell (Trauma), Jessica Sonneborn (Alice D.), and Don Stark ("That 70's Show").

Co-starring are Jessica Roth, Ahku, Mitch Costanza, Jenny Pellicer, Leanne Wilson, Tobias Mehler, Phillip Jeanmarie, Aaron Massey, Ryan McCann, Jo-Anne Krupa, Michael Coons, and Kyle Koromaldi.

For more info keep your eyes on the "Red Sleep" Facebook page.

Synopsis
An escaped prison inmate makes a deal with a U.S. military drug experiment in exchange for his freedom. After taking on a new identity in Los Angeles, the side effects from the drug and his past catch up with him.

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New Jinn Videos Explore Mythology and More

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:15

Opening April 4, 2014, from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing is Jinn, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and right now we two more videos for you whether you wished for them or not!

The film was produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser, and Alan Noel Vega and stars Dominic Rains (Flight 93), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace), Faran Tahir (Elysium), and William Atherton (Die Hard). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed, and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus.

The storyline of JINN involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

For more, including theatrical screenings, visit the official Jinn website, and "like" Jinn on Facebook.

Synopsis
In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire.

For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion, and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.







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Goblin Will Tour N. America This Summer And Play The Entire 'Dawn Of The Dead' OST

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

Italian progressive rockers Goblin will be embarking on an eight-date N. American tour this July. Support will come from avant garde rockers Stolen Babies and metal band Hate Eternal. During this tour, Goblin will be performing the full soundtrack to 1978′s zombie classic Dawn Of The Dead.

Stolen Babies bassist and guitarist Rani Sharone states, “When Goblin came to the states last fall I was bummed that I missed them due to us being on tour. Now we are on this Claudio Simonetti’s Dawn of the Dead run and I couldn’t be more stoked. Been a fan for years. This is going to be a great tour.

If you’re going to be at the Pontiac, MI show, you’ll definitely be seeing me there!

Head below for tour dates.

Tue/Jul-15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Thu/Jul-17 Montreal, QC @ Le National
Fri/Jul-18 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Sat/Jul-19 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Mon/Jul-21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Tue/Jul-22 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Thu/Jul-24 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Fri/Jul-25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom


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Exclusive Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Event Coverage! Interviews and More!

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

A few days back Paramount invited us to a special junket for the release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (review) on Blu-ray and DVD. We came back with some interviews and more!

The so-called "spin-off" will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD outlets on April 8th in the wake of its digital release on March 18th. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes an extended unrated version and some new found footage while the DVD boasts only the theatrical cut.

In the film questions are answered, the mythology is taken ten steps further, and when the witches show up, it's for a hell of a lot more than just to say "BOO." This flick delivers on all counts and is not to be missed. It's nothing short of a gift to fans.

Written and directed by Christopher Landon, the film stars Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, and Eddie J. Fernandez.

Pray all you want. It won't save you. But you can follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page, and check out official Paranormal Activity on Instragram!







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'The Raid 2' Gets a Series of 3-D Animated Gifs!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:42

On the heels of the 3-D gif explosion, you can check out a series made for Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, expanding into more theaters this Friday (I still haven’t seen it!!).

Check out Ryan Daley’s review and see just how badly you want to check this out.

Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

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New Look at Kabuki Horror Musical 'Stage Fright'

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:39

Check out this full image gallery for Jerome Sable’s musical horror comedy Stage Fright, releasing on iTunes and On Demand on April 3 and following with a theatrical release on May 9.

Described as Scream meets “Glee,” “Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

Fright is the feature film debut of writer-director Jerome Sable, director of the absolutely hilarious, award-winning short, “The Legend of Beaver Dam.” Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith star with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.

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Skrillex Gets Down And Dirty With "Ragga Bomb"

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:00

I haven’t been listening to much of Skrillex‘s Recess but I hear from a few people that it’s actually a pretty incredible album. That being said, listening to “Ragga Bomb”, which has a new video below, I can safely say that it’s probably not for me.

I enjoyed Skrillex when he was first becoming popular because it was a sound I hadn’t heard before, something unique that I jokingly referred to as “Transformers having sex”. But that sentiment wore off pretty quickly simply because it was so brash.

In any case, as I said above, there’s a new video out and it’s directed by Terence Neale who shot it in South Africa. The story follows to rival factions in a post-apocalyptic setting who battle it out with lightsabers. It’s a highly stylized video so it’s at least quite pretty to look at. Check it out down below.


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Gary Numan Releases Glitched Out "I Am Dust" Video

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:00

Industrial electronic artist Gary Numan has released an old-school stylized video for his track “I Am Dust”, which comes from his latest album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind). Directed by Logan Owlbeemoth, the video was created by, “…using a Tachyons+ video glitch synth effected live via HI-8 camera and a CRT television captured by a modern digital camera. No computer post production was used in the making of this video.

I’m a huge fan of Numan’s latest album. It’s a fantastically dark listen that features some truly sinister tones.

Check out the video below.


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[BD Review] 'Dead Kids' Is a Mind Controlling Teen Slasher Blast

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:10

Severin Films’ boner for Ozploitation flicks has led to some pretty sweet home video releases, including Nightmares (aka Stage Fright) and Australia After Dark. Recently they released Blu-rays of Thirst and Patrick, along with the 2.5-hour jackpot of trailer compilations, Ozploitation Trailer Explosion. Also new to Blu-ray is the ’80s oddity called Dead Kids. Released in the U.S. under the title Strange Behavior, Michael Laughlin’s bizarre amalgam combines a mad scientist flick with a teen slasher, resulting in an absolute genre blast that’s got a few nice tricks up its sleeve.

In the sleepy little suburb of Galesburg, Illinois, a series of stabbings has police chief John Brady baffled. While he tries to get to the bottom of the murders, his son Pete volunteers for a paid psychological experiment at his college. Pete’s not really sure what the hell the experiment is about, all he’s knows is that he gets $100 each time he shows up. For a kid dreaming of life beyond the sticks, that’s a nice chunk of change for the moving fund.

After his first session at the lab, Pete is feeling so good he asks out the receptionist Caroline (Dey Young from Rock ‘n’ Roll High School). As romance blooms between those two, John Brady realizes he may have a personal connection to the killings. In between heavy swigs of Budweiser, he notices that the corpses are pointing to the work of notorious scientist Dr. Le Sange, who Brady blames for the death of his wife. The only hitch is that Le Sange died years ago. OR DID HE?!?!

For an ’80s horror film, Dead Kids is very slow paced. I typically enjoy a slow burn, but there needs to be interesting characters to fill it out. The players here aren’t particularly engaging, though they have a really strong communal vibe going on. John and Pete Brady (Michael Murphy and Dan Shor) have a believable father-son relationship – one that’s haunted by the death of Mrs. Brady. John finds a love interest in Barbara (Louise Fletcher), a woman who wishes he would move on from his troubled past. There’s also Peter’s best bud Oliver and John’s assistant at the police station (played by prolific character Charles Lane). All these characters make up a solid rural community that’s the perfect stage for a bizarro serial killer mind control slasher.

The killings are done very well, with help from makeup effects by Craig Reardon (Poltergeist and a million other awesome movies). In the wake of popular slashers like Friday the 13th, it would’ve been easy (and safe) to simply one-up the gore and sensationalism. Dead Kids‘ murders contain a bit more panache though. Something as simple as a stabbing or as disturbing as a human scarecrow with its eyes gouged out are treated with equal amounts of delicacy. The deaths really get under your skin rather than try to gross you out.

While the butchery is all well and good, my favorite scene involves a failed murder attempt. The killer, wearing a Tor Jonson (Plan 9) mask, chases a girl from the woods to a house party. The revelry inside drowns out her screams as the killer tries to stab her in a pool. The killer waves his knife around as he tries to stab her like 1,000 times, making him look totally inept. He looks really disinterested in actually killing her too, but it’s still a fantastic scene, one that follows up a kick ass costume party dance number scored to Lou Christie’s “Lightin’ Strikes” no less. It’s so ridiculous, I love it.

Dead Kids ends on a surprisingly happy note for an ’80s slasher. There’s none of the cynicism that’s found in many of the genre entries of the time, just another reason its an oddity. A lot of people may be turned off by the languid pacing and overly-serious tone, so it’s probably wise to rent it first.

A/V:

I’ve never seen the previous DVD releases of Dead Kids from Elite and Synapse, but I’m going to assume they don’t look as good as Severin’s Blu-ray release. It was sourced from the original camera negative, which sports a really drab color palette. There’s minimum damage to the picture and the transfer looks pretty damn clear, though there are random soft spots peppered throughout. The mono track sounds fine, with lots of nice ambiance from Tangerine Dream’s original score.

Special Features:

Severin has included two commentary tracks. The one featuring co-writer Bill Condon and actors Dan Shor and Dey Young was previously on the DVD releases and is a real lively track that covers a lot of fun tidbits of information. This is the one to listen to if you only have the patience for one commentary track. The other track is a new one featuring director Michael Laughlin. His is a much more dull commentary, covering the regular string of behind the scenes info.

Another new feature is a 20 minute look at the film’s effects with Craig Reardon. This is a great interview and really shows how everything was really thrown together last minute for the film. Reardon had to make up a lotta shit as he went along. Reardon also goes into his post-Dead Kids career. It’s a really impressive look at a really talented guy.

Rounding out the disc is an isolated score track if you’re really in the mood for some Tangerine Dream and a couple trailers.

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IDW Inks Agreement With eOne For TV Development

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:37

IDW Entertainment, a sister of IDW Publishing, was created to develop TV properties based on the companies’ comic books and graphic novels. IDW has now entered into a partnership with eOne to co-develop series from the IDW catalogue. You can expect a bunch of IDW properties to be heading to series in the next few years with this deal.

Some original IDW properties to keep your eye on are “Locke & Key”, “Danger Girl”, “October Faction”, “Gateway”, and “Deadworld”. I’m not sure where “Kill Shakespeare” fits into it all, but I would love to see that adapted. Check out all the business details below.

From the press release:

Los Angeles, CA (April 1, 2014) – IDW Entertainment, the newly launched division of comic book powerhouse IDW Publishing (IDW), and leading independent studio Entertainment One Television (eOne), have entered into a partnership to co-develop, co-fund and co-produce television series based on IDW’s extensive library of over 300 original properties. The announcement was made today by David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment and John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television.

eOne and IDW will fully fund development of each project with the intent of securing direct-to-series commitments for network and cable television.IDW Publishing CEO Ted Adams and Ozer will serve as Executive Producers on the projects, as will Morayniss and Benedict Carver, eOne’s SVP of Filmed Entertainment, who will oversee the deal on behalf of eOne.

Circle of Confusion will take the lead in driving the creative development and production of all projects with the company’s Rick Jacobs and David Alpert serving as Executive Producers. Circle of Confusion formed a partnership with IDW Entertainment in October 2013 to assist in the development and Executive Produce the projects of the newly launched entertainment division of IDW Publishing. Circle of Confusion is the Executive Producer of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead, for which eOne handles international distribution.

IDW Entertainment and eOne will jointly represent the U.S. network sales, and eOne will be responsible for the international distribution of programming.

“eOne has a proven track record of developing, producing and distributing premier television programming, and they are the perfect co-development, production and distribution partner for IDW Entertainment as we grow our television business,” commented Ozer. “We look forward to collaborating with eOne and Circle of Confusion to bring our properties to life and anticipate announcing very shortly our first project under the deal.”

“The IDW team brings with them not only an expansive catalog of captivating titles, but the creative sensibility and instinct for developing their properties into successful franchises,” said Morayniss. “Working with Circle of Confusion further cements this collaborative powerhouse and we look forward to the impressive slate of projects to come.”

Dina Appleton, eOne Television’s SVP of Business and Legal Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of the company, while Darren Trattner of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein, PC negotiated on behalf of IDW.

eOne Television develops, produces, acquires and distributes programming across all genres. eOne handles international distribution for original scripted series from AMC (including upcoming dramas Turn and Halt & Catch Fire) and Sundance Channel (including The Red Road) as well as El Rey Network’s exciting lineup of original scripted programming. The company is the studio and international distributor behind the AMC series Hell on Wheels, and along with Fox International Channels, the international distributor for the zombie-phenomenon, The Walking Dead.

Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key US networks and international pay TV channels.

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Rescue Your Brother From Ice Monsters In 'Qalupalik'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:47

You know what? I can’t think of a single horror game that draws inspiration from Inuit mythology. That’s crazy, and it’s an issue that the upcoming survival horror game Qalupalik aims to remedy. The game takes a page from the legend of the same name, which sounds like it started out as a way to scare kids enough to keep them from falling into the icy water. According to the myth, if you come too close to the water’s edge, a Qalupalik will drag you into the depths to do whatever it is ice water monsters do with children.

The game aims to bring this legend to life, albeit virtually, as it tasks players with rescuing a sibling who has been kidnapped by the Qalupalik. Read on for some creepy concept art.

The game is currently in development with support for the Oculus Rift and is slated for a release in late 2015.

Qalupalik isn’t slated to release until late 2015, so it’s a ways off. It’s a good thing we have plenty exciting horror games to look forward to in the meantime.

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You've Goat To Be Kidding Me: 'Dead Island: Epidemic' Goat Mode Revealed

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:25

As much as I’ve enjoyed my time with the Dead Island series, I’ve had a general lack of interest in Dead Island: Epidemic since it was announced back in August. It’s a MOBA — or ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena) — game, but I feel like it’s been missing a crucial element since its big reveal. I haven’t been able to put a finger on what that missing thing is until today: it needs more goat.

This is clearly an April Fools joke, but it’s also a fitting reply to that amazing Goat Simulator trailer we were gifted with last week. Enjoy.

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'Jinn' Clip Talks You to...ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:33

We now have a exposition heavy clip from Jinn, which picks up moments after Shawn and Jasmine first meet Gabriel and Father Westhoff, and learn the truth about what’s hunting them. I don’t understand how this is supposed to excite us into theater seats?

The supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad is opening April 4 via Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing. The pic involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the Jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

Jinn stars Dominic Rains (“Flight 93”), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Elysium”) and William Atherton (“Die Hard”).

In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the Jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.

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Red Band 'A Haunted House 2' Trailer a Buffet of Sex Jokes

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:28

Open Road hopes to tickle your April Fool’s funny bone with this red band trailer for A Haunted House 2, which ejaculates millions of sex-related jokes.

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle and Cedric The Entertainer all star.

In theaters April 18, “Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A Haunted House 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

A Haunted House 2 spoofs supernatural horror movie hits such as Paranormal Activity 4, Sinister, The Possession, Insidious, The Conjuring, and more. This time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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Anchor Bay Acquires 'The Dead 2: India'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:22

Anchor Bay Films has picked up The Dead 2: India, Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford’s follow-up to their 2010 zombie horror film The Dead, reports Heat Vision.

The company has acquired the theatrical, home entertainment, digital and VOD rights for the U.S. and Canada.

The first movie, also released by Anchor Bay, was the first horror film entirely filmed in Africa. The new one, as the title suggests, moves one continent over and stars Joseph Millson (Casino Royale).

The story is set in motion when a ship from Somalia docks in India and an infected worker enters the overpopulated country. An American engineer (Millson) has to travel 300 miles across the Rajasthan, known as The Land of the Kings, to save his love, who is pregnant and afraid as Mumbai descends into chaos.

The movie, which was shot entirely in India, will be released this fall.

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Marvel Reveals Eye Catching Promotions For 'Original Sin'

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:00

Marvel is getting in gear for their next big event, “Original Sin,” from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato in which someone murders the Watcher. In addition to their regular load of promotions and preview material, Marvel has a few sweet incentives for shops to promote “Original Sin”.

Participating retailers will be able to get launch party exclusives including lithographs by Skottie Young, variant covers, and rubber glow-in-the-dark Watcher eyeballs. I know it’s kind of gimicky, but damn if I don’t want one of them eyeballs.

From the press release:

New York, NY – April 1st, 2014 – This May, the marquee comics event of the year kicks off in the must-read ORIGINAL SIN #1. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that Original Sin will reach unprecedented levels of marketing and promotion, exceeding the mass media buzz of any other previous event in Marvel’s comic book history.

The death of a fan-favorite Marvel character sets the stage for a dangerous race to find his killer. Who shot the Watcher, and why have they removed his eyes? The killer is on the loose with the deepest, darkest secrets of the Marvel Universe at their disposal. It could be anyone!

Exceeding the investment of previous Marvel events, Original Sin is set to reach new and current audiences in 2014 thanks to vast social media outreach, new levels of targeted web and video advertising, radio campaigns, television placements including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Declassified and other high-profile press estimated to be seen and heard by millions of potential consumers.

In addition to new marketing strategies, Marvel is proud to announce exciting programs to aid comic shops and retailers in promoting Original Sin. Participating retailers will have access to exclusive launch party items including lithographs by fan-favorite artist Skottie Young, special variant covers, and even rubber glow-in-the-dark Watcher eyeballs!

Original Sin and the associated tie-ins will also be featured in special fold out insert ads running in top circulating Marvel publications from April through September. Special in-store marketing collateral will also be provided including postcards, a special in-store promotional trailer and more.

Special retailer incentives will also be made available to qualifying retailers. Please inquire with your Diamond representative or check the Marvel Mailer for more information.

As Original Sin continues to gain mainstream media buzz from all corners of the entertainment industry – retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders on this hotly anticipated series.

For more information on Original Sin, please visit www.marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #OriginalSin.

ORIGINAL SIN #1 (MAR140615)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JULAIN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG, ED MCGUINNESS,
GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & ART ADAMS
FOC – 04/14/14, On-Sale – 05/07/14

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'Godzilla' Can't Be Stopped In Latest Trailer!!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:19

While the pranks are flying high, Warner Bros. is keeping a straight face by releasing the best look yet at the giant lizard king, Godzilla!

Below is a new promo spot from the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot that roared online Tuesday afternoon.

In theaters May 16, “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

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A Leaked Document From Mount Massive Asylum

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:07

An internal email has been leaked by Outlast: Whistleblower’s… whistleblower, because the Murkoff Corporation sucks and they need to be taken down. If you’re looking for a release date, I still don’t have it. On the bright side, reading this will take you anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple minutes — depending on your reading speed — closer to the expansion’s April release. That’s something!

In related news, Whistleblower made our list of 30 upcoming indie horror games you should have on your radar. If you read that too, you’ll get even closer to the expansion. See? I’m only trying to help.

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