Rob Zombie’s a pretty polarizing director in the horror world. Folks seem to either love or loathe his films. For those on the love side of the fence, many argue that The Devil’s Rejects is his best film. It’s gained one helluva cult following over the years but seeing another film with Otis, Captain Spauling, and Baby is rather unlikely.
(SPOILER) Though they met their maker during the grisly climax, Zombie stated in an interview included in the Fangoria Legends issue that he’d love to revisit the characters again if he had the chance:
“I’ve always thought I’d like to make another movie, because I love the characters, and I have an idea I think is solid for a third one – an idea that would make sense. The problem is, I don’t own the characters now. They’re owned by Lionsgate, and they just don’t have any desire to do anything. So it isn’t me not doing it because I don’t want to; I don’t have the ability to get it done.”
You can pick up the Fangoria Legends Presents Rob Zombie issue on their website.
Of all the horror art I’ve featured here over the last few years, this may be the strangest. It’s the work of Alejandro D’Marco, an artist based in Argentina. His work is dark and surreal — it reminds me of every time I’ve woken up from a weird or nightmarish dream only to gradually forget what it was that woke me. His work is like the ghost of that dream or nightmare, and I find it strangely delightful.
For more of Alejandro’s work, check out his gallery.
Fresh off of playing the badass Arkin O'Brien in both The Collector and The Collection, Josh Stewart makes his directorial debut with the found footage flick The Hunted, headed our way next month. Full release details have just emerged from the woods so read on!
From the Press Release
THE HUNTED follows family man and hunter Jake, played by Josh Stewart, alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck.
Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods. Something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them...
Written and directed by and starring Stewart, THE HUNTED was inspired by the actor's desire to spark his creativity and bring home his talent after spending months on the high-budget set of The Dark Knight Rises. Growing up in rural West Virginia, Stewart spent much of his youth fly-fishing and hunting in the sprawling woods where the film is set. An outdoorsman at heart, the first-time director made every effort to ensure the film would feel as authentic as possible to fellow hunters. Everything from the equipment, apparel, and even safety measures was true to form - a quality typically only found on hunting shows, not in fictional work.
Stewart said, "Anyone who's ever spent any amount of time in the woods has come across something you can't explain, especially after dark. Every hunter I know has a story. This is mine."
Before shooting began the filmmakers reached out to the most respected hunting brands in the industry. Moved by Stewart's passion and dedication to the sport, brand leaders Realtree, BowTech Archery, Scentblocker, Trophy Ridge, Leupold, and Cabela's quickly signed on to be a part of the project.
The Hunter arrives on DVD and VOD September 9, 2014.
Universal and Legendary Pictures is preparing us for their found-footage trip to hell with this brand new NSFW red band trailer for As Above, So Below!
In theaters August 29, the pic is from the filmmakers behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and Devils. It was directed by John Erick Dowdle and co-written with his brother Drew.
“Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, “As Above, So Below” reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.“
Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge star.
Watch a pair of clips here:
It's Monday. Everything sucks because the weekend seems like it's ages away. How about we get a little not safe for work action cookin' to spice things up a bit? Sound tasty? Good! Then check out this trailer for As Above, So Below.
Look for Legendary’s thrilling new film As Above, So Below, directed by John Dowdle, to arrive in theaters on August 29th. Dowdle wrote the script with his brother, Drew, and the film stars Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, and Edwin Hodge.
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls.
When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
It’s the start of another fantastic week and we’re here to bring you some awesome tunes to make it even more badass! This time on BD Playlist, comic editor Zac has four artists for you to check out that he’s been obsessing over. Check out the list down yonder and then let us know what you’re listening to these days!
Miracle Fortress – Was I the Wave?
I was only 19 when I saw Think About Life in a small venue in my hometown of Charlottetown, PEI. The show had such energy and was engaging unlike any other performance I had experienced up until that point in my life. Sadly, they didn’t have much in terms of recorded music. Years later, a friend from Montreal showed me the new project from Think About Life’s frontman, Miracle Fortress. I love the hooky indie pop feel, and the whimsical droned out vocals, it gives me something I never knew I was missing. Now it’s a daily listen.
From Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez, Exists pits a group of twenty-somethings against the legendary Bigoot. Here’s the first trailer and it actually looks pretty damn awesome. I’m all for Bigfoot raging in found footage form! I also like that it looks like the polar opposite of Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek (our review) from earlier this year.
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.“
The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins.
Exists hits theaters and iTunes on October 24.
AMC has released another super quick new preview video for "The Walking Dead" Season 5 to kick off the work week, and of course we have it for you right here. Gather up the family and take a peek!
"The Walking Dead" Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12th, at 9PM on AMC, followed once again by "Talking Dead."
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For more info be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
On tap right now we have the first official one-sheet for Gregory Levasseur's directorial debut, The Pyramid (formerly Site 146). The flick was scooped up for distribution by Fox, who plans to release it in theatres on December 5, 2014.
Alexandre Aja produced the film, which stars Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley, and Daniel Amerman. Levasseur worked from a script by Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon.
A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped... they are being hunted.
AMC just shared a second 10-second teaser for the return of “The Walking Dead”, set to premiere Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m., which feels straight out of Eli Roth’s Hostel.
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) were left handcuffed in the Terminus train car, echoing the survivors’ predicament in the Season 4 Finale cliffhanger.
“Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.”
There will be no pilot as Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to “Damien,” a thriller from Glen Mazzara based on the 1976 horror pic The Omen, reports Variety.
The series picks up from the movie’s storyline by focusing on the adult life of Damien Thorn as he realizes he is the Antichrist.
The cabler has ordered six episodes from Fox Television Studios targeted to air early next year. Mazzara, the drama vet and former “Walking Dead” showrunner, Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield are exec producers.
“Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original,” said Lifetime exec VP and g.m. Rob Sharenow.
The original pic, directed by Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens. It spawned three sequels and a 2006 remake of the original starring Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles.
A quick casting news update as “White Collar’s” Matt Bomer, pictured, will appear in one episode FX’s fourth installment of its critically acclaimed anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” set to premiere Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.
In addition to the release of Horns this Halloween, the Alex Aja-produced The Pyramid (formerly Site 146) is opening in theaters December 5, 2014 via 20th Century Fox.
Gregory Levasseur, who worked with Alexandre Aja on the screenplays for High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, directed the flick, which now has an official poster.
In it, “A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid’s depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.”
Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman all star.
Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon wrote this script.
Get ready, get steady, and go! Tomorrow, Waxwork Records will launch pre-orders for their upcoming Friday The 13th vinyl reissue. There are multiple variants, so get ready to snag this the moment it goes live!
LP details include a heavyweight old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with satin finish housing the restored and remastered score pressed onto 180 gram vinyl. Exclusive liner notes from composer Harry Manfredini and director Sean Cunningham have been contributed to this release. Inserted into each gatefold jacket will be a heavyweight art print illustrated by Jacqui Oakley. The full gatefold art has been created by Jay Shaw. This LP marks the first time the complete Friday the 13th original film score has been released on vinyl.
More details below.
Vinyl details include:
- Limited edition blood filled vinyl limited to 100 units and one per customer.
- Woodland Green with Blood Splatter vinyl
- Crystal Lake Murky Green and Blood 2 color split
- Crystal Lake Murky Green
Set to premiere on October 8th, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has added another popular actor to its cast: "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, who will appear in just one episode this season.
"AHS" showrunner Ryan Murphy told EW that Bomer's role is "very... warped" and he’s excited to reunite once again with the "amazing" actor. Bomer is nominated this year for an Emmy for his performance in "The Normal Heart," also directed by Murphy.
"I try to get him to do everything for me, Murphy said. "I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’" No other details about Bomer's role were revealed, but Murphy added that he had to work around Bomer’s schedule filming Magic Mike 2 in order to make the appearance work.
Season 4 features returning stars Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, Kathy Bates as Effil Darling, Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson doing double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters playing Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts as Maggie.
"AHS" newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and also joining the show this season is John Carroll Lynch ("Fargo"), who will play a core villain. Denis O'Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Wes Bentley, Jyoti Amge, Finn Wittrock, and Patti LaBelle round out the cast.
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" is set in 1950s Florida and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time. Look for the season premiere on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT.
Ay, you! Listen up he'e, aight? In case yous din't know, Jersey Shore Massacre (review) will be on Blu-ray/DVD on the 26th. Tha's tamarra! Why not win a copy taday on us, sound sweet? You betcha ass it does. See what I'm sayin'?
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Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Ron Jeremy, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, and Shawn C. Phillips star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces the film, which is being released by Attack Entertainment.
When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys, and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights, where they hook-up with five fist-pumping delinquents who incessantly disrespect all with their reprehensible behavior.
As day turns to night, the group converges at a Seaside bar where they are soon ejected for inciting a dance-floor brawl. With nowhere else to go, the group retreats to the house in the Pine Barrens for a night of carnal delights. Blinded by their selfish pursuits, they remain unaware that their long outstanding debt to humanity is about to be settled - with their lives. One by one, the body count soars as retribution is exacted at the hands of a mentally-deranged killer with much more than just an axe to grind.
This week Wild Eye Releasing is unleashing Mike Davis' President Wolfman, "a candidate both parties can get behind," on DVD following the film's successful festival run. We have all the details you need right here, including the trailer, box art, and more!
Hailed as "perfect for fans of campy horror" by The Washington Post, President Wolfman was made entirely from recycled, stock, and public domain footage with a newly scripted, scored, and re-voiced soundtrack with enhanced visuals and effects.
It stars Ashley Ann, Anthony Jenkins, Casey Robinson, and Marc Evan Jackson.
Since its premiere at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, President Wolfman has been a favorite of audiences and critics alike, winning awards such as Best Script at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival and Best Feature at both the Aliens to Zombies Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival.
The August 26th DVD release of President Wolfman (SRP $14.95) will include several short films from director Mike Davis, outtakes, a music video, and a highlight reel of the production.
Meet John Wolfman: politician, single parent, and werewolf - a man whose (hairy) hands are definitely full. Not only is he trying to stop his opponents from selling the US to China, he also has to solve a series of grisly murders in the Capitol. Add a crazed mad scientist, Smokey the Bear, a Miss Teen beauty pageant, and a race against time to save his eight-year-old son, Bobby, from a murderous Vice President; and you have a movie that will keep you howling from start to finish.
Next month Titan Books is releasing the first English translation of Butterfly Skin, the cult psychological thriller by Moscow native Sergey Kuznetsov, which takes readers into the dark depths of contemporary Russia.
Through his riveting plot and singular characters, Kuznetsov explores the sometimes pathological fallout resulting from our instant connectivity in the emerging world of emails, Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of electronic “intimacy.”
Butterfly Skin hits bookstores and online outlets on September 23rd. We have the novel's artwork, synopsis, and pre-order info below. Look for an exclusive excerpt soon!
Moscow is plagued with a series of gruesome murders. Ksenia, an ambitious young editor in the news department of a small but influential online journal, decides to track down the serial killer, devising an elaborate website to entrap him and thereby boost her company's profile. She soon realizes, however, that her obsession with the psychopath reflects something more deeply disturbing: her own unconscious mixture of horror and fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.
Long Beach, CA, you've been waiting for it. and the announcement is here! Your illustrious Queen Mary has unveiled the names of the two new mazes heading to Dark Harbor this Halloween season: Soulmate and B340! Read on for the details.
When the Queen Mary took her maiden voyage in 1936, she was considered the finest ocean liner ever built. Today she serves as home to museums, restaurants, and all types of presentations. But when Halloween rolls around, she gets ugly (much like anyone who took their maiden voyage in 1936…OH!).
Dark Harbor is the Queen Mary's haunted showcase, and this year's event promises to be the best one yet with the addition of the Soulmate and B340 mazes.
All the details and stories behind the new mazes and the haunt's previously announced Exclusive Encounter are below. The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor opens on October 2 and runs through November 2. Be sure to visit the Queen Mary Dark Harbor website now to book your tickets and get into the spirit of things. Halloween is just around the corner!
From the Press Release
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will rise from the haunted bows of a rich, torrid history to scare all those who dare this Halloween season. Dark Harbor is pleased to unveil two brand new mazes, Soulmate and B340, and the Exclusive Encounter unlike any other haunted experience onboard the infamous cruise liner.
Graceful Gale was the belle of The Queen Mary in the 1930s. As a beautiful first class passenger Gale charmed her way across the ship’s dance floor regularly until mysteriously disappearing on her final passage in 1939. The new Soulmate maze will take over the former location of the Containment maze and bring to life the haunted spirit of the frightful Graceful Gale. The story of Gale will unravel as her true spirit is revealed and those who dare will realize that Gale may not be as graceful as she appeared, but in fact is more monstrous than ever imagined. Gale will haunt The Queen Mary in order to lure suitors into her possession. Once she captures their hearts she will have her adoring minions cut them up and reassemble them to create her "perfect mate". But Gale isn’t so easy to please and only a few creatures are suitable enough to be her dance partner. The rest of the rejects are doomed and outcast to haunt the Queen at night.
On a 1948 Atlantic voyage, third class Queen Mary passenger Samuel was locked away in Room B340 after a violent outburst. After hours of isolation, crew found Samuel in his room, violently ripped apart. Murdered or self-induced suicide, no one knows. B340 is a new maze through Samuel the Savage’s schizophrenic journey of isolated decent into insanity. Travel through his warped mind literally and figuratively, ultimately reaching the final resting place, but only after visitors navigate a mirage of virtual B340s. Samuel is on the loose, he’s dangerous and completely out of his mind. Through his maze you may lose your own mind and find it impossible to escape.
The new Exclusive Encounters on board the Queen Mary will take a very limited number of thrill seekers on a terrifying top secret paranormal journey through the depths of the ship that have never been open to Dark Harbor guests before. Those who dare to voyage on an Encounter will be so brave they will have to sign their life away and hope that they return safely to land.
The Monster Midway, Freakshow, Mechanical Monster, The Ringmaster, and all of the terrifying spirits of the Queen will return for the horror amidst freaks, food, and live entertainment. The terror begins October 2 and runs for 20 haunted evenings through November 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. Season passes are also an option for optimal adrenaline seekers. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visitThe Queen Mary Dark Harbor website.
Back in January 2012 we got the first word on Ombis, which then became Ombis: Alien Invasion and is now known as Not Human. After some false starts, the film is finally arriving on VOD and DVD, and it's gotten some new artwork to celebrate.
The film was directed by Adam R. Steigert and written by Steigert, Janeen Avery, Terry Kimmel, Mark Mendola, and Michael Sciabarrasi. Not Human stars Richard Satterwhite, Jason John Beebe, and Sara Manzella along with Kathy Murphy, Alexander Sloan McBryde, Brenda Rickert, and Aryn Fitzgerald.
DefTone Pictures Studios Inc. and Origin Releasing are releasing Not Human on VOD on September 9th, followed by a DVD push out to retail markets in December. For more info in the meantime, be sure to visit the official Not Human website.
Not Human follows the story of peaceful, rustic Metzburgh: a quiet village which was a former industrial town whose glory days are long past after the collapse of Metzburgh Grain. A meteorite crash lands in the peaceful community. Glen, a homeless ex-employee of the grain silos, gets too close to the crash site as a chemical poison sprays out of the meteorite, enveloping him. The chemical agent known only as Ombis begins to turn his insides into a slimy substance. Glen is discovered by lovebirds Mark and Lucy as the Ombis begins to consume Glen’s body and spread the alien infection.
Shocked by their gruesome discovery, Mark and Lucy contact local sheriff Thomas Brackett, who aids the traumatized couple. The collateral damage begins adding up as the virus begins to overrun the unsuspecting village. Adding to the chaos, a mysterious government team shows up and attempts to keep order while trying to contain the alien plague.
Mark, Lucy, and Sheriff Brackett are stuck in middle of an alien invasion where they must unite with the surviving townsfolk to take on ever-growing army of mutated Metzburgh residents. With time running short before the government decides to eradicate the virus off the face of the earth, the group must figure out away to get out of the town before it’s too late.