A Monster Calls in 2016

Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:38

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have announced an October 14, 2016, release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film is produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Synopsis:
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith.

Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.

More on this one as it comes.

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'The Last Of Us Remastered' Confirmed For PS4

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:03

If I had one complaint about The Last of Us, it’d be that the game just didn’t look good enough. Sure, it’s arguably the best-looking game of the last generation, but is that enough?

Thankfully, Sony confirmed today that Naughty Dog is indeed hard at work on “remastering” the game for the oft-rumored PS4 port. Dubbed The Last of Us Remastered, this version will bring with it the Left Behind single-player expansion, as well as the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories map packs.

Those who pre-order the game can get access to the following bonuses:

100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

The Last of Us Remastered will release this Summer for PS4.

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'The Grudge' Re-Re-Reboot Will Carry New Mythology

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:57

Reboots are like a virus infecting all of Hollywood. No, that’s not the plot of the new The Grudge

It was announced a few weeks back that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch The Grudge franchise with Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot. This will be the second time they do so, if you count the Japanese remake (Ju-On: The Grudge is a remake of the made-for-TV horror movie, Ju-On).

An interview with Buhler popped up where he talked about his starting point for the new Ju-On film, and how he plans to approach it.

We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-On film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.

The film will also be home to “new characters, new ghost, and a new mythology,” he adds. “I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayako and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still very early in the process.

The 2004 pic starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide and hatched a sequel. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-On by Takashi Shimizu. Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable rage and was pretty much fatal.

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The Last of Us for PS4 FINALLY Confirmed

Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:52

The truly amazing in every way video game The Last of Us is about to get even better as Sony has announced and confirmed that a special remastered edition of the hot property is officially on its way to the PlayStation 4. Read on for details and art!

From the Press Release
Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements.

We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.

In addition to all the technical updates, we’re also including an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award-winning Voice Actress Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.

We’ve released a ton of additional content since The Last of Us launched in June 2013, including our first ever single player expansion, Left Behind. We’re happy to say that the major content releases will be included with The Last of Us Remastered:

  • Left Behind single player expansion
  • Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack
  • Reclaimed Territories pack – details will be coming soon on exactly what is included

    Whether you are new to The Last of Us or have played it already on the PS3, we hope you are all looking forward to this release. We are!

    You can preorder The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 right now from many of your favorite retailers and receive these preorder bonuses:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

    If you preorder on the PlayStation Store, you will receive three extra preorder bonuses to unlocks in Factions multiplayer:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode

    Now that we’ve finally gotten the official announcement out of the way, we’ll be keeping you updated regularly about The Last of Us Remastered until it releases summer 2014.

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    'Evil Breakfast Dead Club' To Parody the 1980's!

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:46

    Infinite Spectrum Production is getting clever with their new indie, Evil Breakfast Dead Club (well, that’s a mouthful).

    Kevin Phipps directs, sources tell Bloody Disgusting, from a screenplay by Jon Bonnell.

    We’re told that the film follows a group of rule-breaking teens who have a run-in with teenager possessing demons. The pitch is sort of funny: They broke the rules, they touched each other, and they swallowed each others’ souls. Get it?

    While you may find it annoying, it’s not, because this is a parody of 80′s films ranging from The Breakfast Club to The Evil Dead. Cool!

    Check out the following spoof made back in 2009 that inspired the feature…

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    'A Monster Calls' In October 2016

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:35

    It was recently announced that River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute Apache’s production of The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona’s next film, A Monster Calls, based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the “Chaos Walking” trilogy).

    Today, they announced a October 14, 2016 release date for the pic, to be produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

    It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

    “A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.

    Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.

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    Full Cast Reveal - See Who's Going Sundowning on M. Night Shyamalan

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:25

    The full cast has been revealed for M. Night Shyamalan's latest foray into the world of the spooky known as Sundowning, and we have all the details you need minus the twist. That will come, as always, at the end.

    The pillar of journalistic integrity known as IMDb has posted the cast (so take this with a grain of salt).

    In addition to the previously announced Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, it seems Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano have all been added to the cast.

    Black Swan's costumer Amy Westcott and production designer Therese DePerez are working on the film alongside French cinematographer Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler).

    Hahn plays a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong. Oxenbould plays her son, who is protective of his sister.

    No other plot details were immediately available, as Shyamalan prefers to surprise his audience. However, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.

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    New Poster for The Demolisher Isn't Monkeying Around

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:14

    We first told you about the "hyper-violent" new film from Latefox Pictures entitled The Demolisher back in February and today we have a brand spanking new bit of teaser art for you cats to chew on! Dig it!

    Check out the goods below via Bloody Disgusting.

    From the Press Release:
    Latefox Pictures will be slamming into production with The Demolisher, scheduled to begin shooting in late spring 2014.

    Directed by Gabriel Carrer (In the House of Flies), The Demolisher chronicles the story of a man named Bruce (Ry Barrett; The Drownsman), an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife, Samantha (Tianna Nori; Clean Break), a former policewoman and survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steers him down a dark path of vigilantism. With his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia, and overwhelming sense of condemnation, Bruce channels his inner rage, punishing a young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano; The Unabomber Manifesto), and finding refuge in a world of intense violence.

    The Demolisher is both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, resulting in an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far. “The film is complex and character-driven, dealing with an outpouring of raw emotion,” said director Carrer, also one of the film’s producers. “It delicately juggles our sympathetic nature and reactions to chance encounters with the dangerous and addicted intoxication of violence. The film’s narrative pertains to the film industry, or any industry for that matter, and the level of abuse that can be endured,” he concludes.

    Award-winning cinematographer Martin Buzora (Neverlost) will capture the film’s fresh hyper-visual aesthetic. Along with Carrer, The Demolisher is produced by Barrett, AK Lamm, Duane Frey, Christian Burgess, Martin Buzora, Nathan Hawkins, and Andrew Wood.

    For further information, visit the official The Demolisher Facebook page, which will be regularly updated with concept artwork and sneak previews from the upcoming soundtrack, produced worldwide by talented and upcoming electronic music producers and remixers.

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    The Discopath is Stayin' Alive on Candadian DVD

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:06

    One of the darlings of last year's Fantasia Film Festival was the wonderfully titled slasher film Discopath (review), and if you're up in the Great White North you'll be bringing this loony home soon!

    The Canadian home video rights for the bloody slasher were awarded to Black Fawn Distribution, who will release the DVD in Canada on June 10th. Juice Distribution will be the ones who release the film through iTunes on April 29th.

    Katherine Cleland, Sandrine Bisson, Ivan Freud, and Mathieu Lepage star.

    Synopsis
    The mid-70′s. A timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

    Special Features

  • Commentary by Director Renaud Gauthier
  • Behind the Scenes Feature
  • Music Player Featuring Songs From the Film
  • Upcoming Trailers

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    The Mars Volta's 'De-loused In The Comatorium' Coming To Vinyl

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:00

    Music On Vinyl has announced that it will be releasing De-loused In The Comatorium, the 2003 debut album from progressive rock band The Mars Volta. The album got a limited vinyl release when it came out, so this is pretty awesome news for fans and collectors alike, especially considering that the first 3,500 copies are individually numbered and pressed on gold vinyl.

    The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. As Eva Gardner, the original bassist, parted ways with the band, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is featured at bass guitar player on the album.

    Pre-orders are already available through SoundStageDirect.


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    WGN Taps Justin Lin to Furnish Their Radiant Doors

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:53

    Ah, the future. Who knows what it holds. Wonders? Horrors? Both? One way to find out would be to have someone time travel back to us and give us the skinny, but who knows what kind of butterfly effect that would cause? Enter the new series from WGN America.

    Not sure how Dread-worthy this will turn out to be but Deadline is reporting that Gaumont International Television ("Hannibal") has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for "Radiant Doors."

    The project, from writer Jeremy Doner ("The Killing"), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets WGN’s approval. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.

    An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick which was featured in his Tales of Old Earth collection, "Radiant Doors" is described as a gripping drama series exploring how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future.

    “We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said GIT CEO Katie O’Connell. “The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes.

    Both WGN America and GIT are in the straight-to-series business. WGN’s first original drama, "Salem," premieres April 20.

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    Writer Jeff Buhler Sheds Light on Grudge Remake

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:07

    We told you that there was a remake or reboot or re-imagining or whatever they're calling it now of The Grudge a few weeks back, and today some details as to just what this flick will be have come to light.

    Writer Jeff Buhler spoke with FEARnet recently about what we should expect...

    "We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-on film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.

    Buhler also stated that the film will be home to "new characters, new ghost, and a new mythology. I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayako and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still very early in the process.”

    The original reboot of the 2004 Takashi Shimizu film starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide, and hatched two sequels. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-on by Shimizu. The new one will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane exec producing.

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    [Interview] Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff Talk the Horror of 'Oculus'!

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:00

    Relativity’s Oculus (review), directed by Mike Flanagan hits theaters on April 11th. The film has many, many people championing it and I’m quite confident it’ll hit the sweet spot for most of you guys.

    I recently sat down with stars Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff to talk about the most challenging moments during filming and what it was like being a part of a separate timeline from the other two protagonists. Neither Sackhoff or I were feeling particularly well on this day, something you can probably glean from the first exchange in this interview.

    The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.” Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan also star.

    Check it out below!

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    What If Jurassic Park Was Listed on Business Review Site Yelp?

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:42

    If the Jurassic Park franchise has taught us anything, it's that the idea of a dinosaur-filled amusement park is a much better one on paper than it is in reality. Death and destruction are not exactly what parents are after when they take their kids to theme parks...

    So as you might imagine, the reviews for such a place wouldn't exactly be raving.

    In this hilarious image we spotted over on the website Mandatory, someone imagined a world wherein Jurassic Park is a real place and is listed on business review site Yelp.

    What would visitors have to say about their experience after returning home? Well, let's just say that the folks who return home are the lucky ones!

    The Jurassic Park franchise continues with Jurassic World, set to hit theaters June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce.

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    Borgman Sheds His Clothes in New Stills

    Dread Central - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:37

    Yesterday we shared with you the creepy trailer for Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman, which has proven itself to be a hit on the festival circuit. A June 6th release date has been given to the flick, and on tap for you today is an image gallery full of hairy male nudity. Sound good?! Then dig in!

    Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, and Tom Dewispelaere star.

    Synopsis
    Borgman is the central character in Alex van Warmerdam’s dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful facade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children, and nanny.

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    Black Fawn Set To Release 'Discopath' on DVD

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:36

    After selling out its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, DISCOPATH has travelled the world leaving its ‘70s era disco stamp on festivals from Brazil to Brussels. Now, the Canadian horror feature has found a home on DVD through Black Fawn Distribution. Durango Pictures has awarded the Canadian home video rights for the award winning slasher DISCOPATH to Black Fawn Distribution, to be released on DVD in Canada on June 10th, while Juice Distribution will release the film through iTunes on April 29th.

    In the debut feature film from director Renaud Gauthier, a timid young New Yorker in the mid-70s leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: Disco! Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

    DISCOPATH celebrated its World Premiere at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival followed by numerous other festival screenings around the world including Beyond Fest (Los Angeles), Fright Fest (London, UK) and The Blood in the Snow Film Fest (Toronto) where it took home Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors.

    “We went to see DISCOPATH because of the buzz it had received,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Sales Manager CF Benner. “We were literally blown away because it’s a very unique film experience. It’s dark, it’s funny, and you’ll find it hard to wrap your head around the fact that this film wasn’t made over 30 years ago. Renaud’s attention to detail is really quite amazing and we knew right away that we
    wanted horror fans everywhere to experience DISCOPATH the same way we did.”

    Critically acclaimed for its realistic feel and setting, reviewers have been quick to point out DISCOPATH’s authentic presentation and dark comedic framework.

    “Amidst a sea of films attempting to recapture the glories of bygone exploitation fare, DISCOPATH gets it right,” says Michael Gingold of Fangoria while AintItCool.com declared that “DISCOPATH is fun from kooky start to its absolutely batshit finish.”

    The DISCOPATH DVD will include the following bonus features:
    - Commentary by Director Renaud Gauthier
    - Behind the Scenes Feature
    - Music Player Featuring Songs From the Film
    - Upcoming Trailers

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    [Exclusive] New Poster For Hyper-Violent ‘The Demolisher’

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:33

    Post by BigJ

    Latefox Pictures will be slamming into production with The Demolisher, scheduled to begin shooting late Spring 2014. Directed by Gabriel Carrer, The Demolisher chronicles the story of a man named Bruce (Ry Barrett), an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha (Tianna Nori), a former policewoman and survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steers him down a dark path of vigilantism. His rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of condemnation, Bruce channels his inner-rage, punishing young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano), and finding refuge in a world of intense violence.

    The Demolisher is both a character study, and a psychological examination of trauma, resulting in an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far. “The film is complex and character-driven, dealing with an outpouring of raw emotion,” said Gabriel Carrer, the film’s director and producer. “It delicately juggles our sympathetic nature and reactions to chance encounters, with the dangerous and addicted intoxication of violence, The film’s narrative pertains to the film industry, or any industry for that matter, and the level of abuse that can be endured” he concludes.

    Latefox Pictures’ The Demolisher stars Ry Barrett, who most recently played lead villain in Chad Archibald’s upcoming, The Drownsman; Tianna Nori, leading danger in Tricia Lee’s, Clean Break, and Jessica Vano, the tortured heroine in the upcoming, The Unabomber Manifesto.

    Award-winning cinematographer, Martin Buzora (Neverlost), who just completed the Oprah Winfrey Network series, To Catch a Killer, will capture the film’s fresh hyper-visual aesthetic and Gabriel Carrer will direct, a follow up role to last year’s acclaimed psychological thriller, In the House of Flies featuring Henry Rollins as the voice. The Demolisher is produced by Gabriel Carrer, Ry Barrett, AK Lamm, Andrew Bussey, Duane Frey, Christian Burgess, Martin Buzora, Nathan Hawkins and Andrew Wood.

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    Get 'Lost In The Woods' With James Tynion IV

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:24

    James Tynion IV has a new teen horror series coming out from BOOM! Studios this May. Since Tynion IV hit the scene a few years ago, working alongside Scott Snyder on “Batman”, he’s really hit his stride. His political horror web comic, “The Eighth Seal” from Thrillbent delivers slow burning scares, and I can’t wait to see his take on teens in the woods. Joining him on art duties is Michael Dialynas, another up-and-comer who looks like a great fit for the genre.

    From the press release:

    April 8, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the May release of its newest ongoing series THE WOODS, a horror suspense title from creator and writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and artist Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade, Spera). In THE WOODS, an entire high school campus with over 500 students, teachers, and staff suddenly vanishes and reappears in the middle of an alien-looking wilderness next to a towering, mysterious obelisk. Left to fend for themselves in a hostile environment, the group tries to find out where they are, why they’re there, and how to get back home.

    “James’ pitch for THE WOODS knocked me out of my shoes,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’ve been passionate about bringing this story to comics from the jump and I’m proud to say that James’ story has surpassed even our lofty expectations. James and Michael have combined teen angst with high strangeness to create a slow-burning horror story that feels like what I love about Stephen King’s work. It’s completely gripping, and is equal parts mysterious, thought-provoking, and suspenseful.”

    WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws), we were eager to publish his first original comic series for print. THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel.

    WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: James Tynion IV honed his writing craft by working with one of the best writers in comics—Batman scribe Scott Snyder—so you know he can craft a compelling tale. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like Sheltered and Revival, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.

    WHAT IT’S ABOUT: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
    THE WOODS #1 arrives in comic shops on May 7th with a main cover by Ramón Peréz and a 1-in-10 variant by Matthew Woodson for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR140952. A retailer incentive cover by Paul Duffield will also be available in limited quantities. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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    Full Cast For M. Night Shyamalan's Micro 'Sundowning'

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:04

    Doing some fact checking on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening on IMDB, I noticed that they’ve filled in a bunch of holes for his top secret Sundowning, which is being pegged at the director’s first micro-budgeted feature (although, $5M doesn’t really sound “micro” to me).

    According to the notoriously incorrect site, the film is about a single mother whom finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.

    In addition to the previously announced Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, the site claims that the horror also stars Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano.

    Says TheWrap who broke the first casting news, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.

    Shyamalan is producing with Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan, while Steven Schneider of Room 101 is executive producing. Production has nearly wrapped in Shyamalan’s home base of Pennsylvania.

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    Fine Dining With 'Borgman' (Images)

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:14

    After premiering at last year’s TIFF, a June 6 release has been set for Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman, which now has a strange new imagery.

    Starring Jan Bijoet, Jeroen Perceval and Hadewych Minis, “Borgman is the central character in Alex van Warmerdam’s dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful façade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children and nanny.

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