Limited Edition ‘The Demon’s Rook’ Shirt Celebrates DVD Launch

bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:24

Arriving on DVD February 3 via Cinedigm is the insanely gory indie Demon’s Rook (review), which is an ode to the DIY creature-feature classics of the 1980’s

In addition, CavityColors.com will be releasing an awesome Demon’s Rook shirt on Thursday, February 5th. It’s going to be their first 10 color print and will be limited to only 150 shirts, never to be printed again. And each order comes with a free vinyl sticker of the Manbeast seen on the shirt!

“It was a little over four years ago, the genesis of The Demon’s Rook,” said James Sizemore, director of The Demon’s Rook. “In January of 2013, shooting concluded, and we were ready for film festival submissions by the springtime. Two years since the birth of my firstborn beast, and we’re now finally ready to pass the placenta into this pretty plastic case. I couldn’t be happier.

“I wanted to make sure we marked this event with something celebratory. Something that hardcore fans could hold on to. I had been talking with my friend Aaron Crawford (the brilliant maniac behind CavityColors) for quite some time about collaborating on a limited edition shirt for the movie. I just thought what better time than now to have something like that made for the fans. He really nailed it with the design. Captured the spirit of the movie perfectly. We’re releasing the shirt online two days after the DVD release.”

“IN THE FILM: Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into our world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons’ magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction.

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Have You Really Seen the First Ever Found-Footage Movie?!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:16

Before V/H/S (and V/H/S/2) there was Paranormal Activity, and before that was The Blair Witch Project. But there’s a film that pre-dates them all…

Most journalists cite Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s 1999 The Blair Witch Project as the first ever found-footage horror film. This may shock many of the younger readers here on Bloody, but there’s a horror film that pre-dates it by a decade.

Below we’ve added the rare, restored and uncut VHS rip of the 1989 “McPherson Tape,” which was a famous bootleg that circulated around the UFO community in the late 80′s and early 90′s.

Also known as UFO Abduction, Dean Alioto wrote, directed, filmed, and produced the film through IndieSyndicate Productions for a mere $6,500.

It was created to appear as a genuine 1983 home video recording, according to Wiki, and is believed (erroneously) by many to depict a real alien abduction of a Connecticut family named “the McPhersons” as they celebrate their relative’s 5th birthday.

While this movie is absolutely shit – I recommend watching until you see the UFO before fast-forwarding to the final seconds – it’s incredible to see how far ahead of its time it was. I mean, this pre-dated Blair Witch by 10 years, and has some really cool stuff hiding within. What’s hilarious, though, is the thought that anyone would believe it’s real. What you’re about to see below is some of the worst acting I’ve ever witnessed, not to mention how illogical all of the characters act (hey, we just saw a UFO and aliens, let’s open presents and play poker!).

Anyhow, if interested, Dean Alioto and Paul Chitlik remade the film in 1998, with a larger budget and professional actors, known as Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County. It’s also trash.

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[Sundance '15 Review] ‘Reversal’ A New Take On Rape/Revenge Horror

bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:09

Reviewed by Fred Topel

Reversal kind of solved the whole conundrum of rape/revenge movies by skipping the rape entirely. Did no one think of this before? Although to be fair, doing that would have reduced Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave to 45 minute movies, but the point being Reversal is not the exploitation version of this story. It’s got a clever take on the genre that moves it a little bit forward from the storied history of rape/revenge.

Eve (Tina Ivlev) is a happy girl with a loving boyfriend. Then she wakes up chained to a dank bedroom floor. Phil (Richard Tyson) comes down to feed her when she turns the tables and knocks him out with a brick. She breaks free but learns Phil has kidnapped other girls too, so she forces him to help her find and free them.

I do respect the grueling nature of earlier rape/revenge films but it is nice not to be subjected to the rape this time. Eve still was, so it’s just as terrible, but perhaps it is appropriate not to focus on that since the point of Eve’s story is more of a rescue mission than her own revenge.

Now, you can imagine these girls are in no condition to be escape when Eve finds them. Reversal explores the twisted psychology of victims. Some of the responses will bother you, and it’s probably valid. Nobody responds to trauma the exact same way.

Some of director Jose Manuel Cravioto’s techniques work better than others. A series of freeze frames works for the scene in which it’s featured. Intercutting found footage of Eve before her kidnapping feels very Cloverfield, even though it puts a twist on it.

It’s a solid introduction to Ivlev as a lead. She can certainly carry a movie, be tough and relatable. Tyson lingers on syllables so that everything he says sounds more creepy. The actresses playing the other victims are good too, each given a different psyche to portray, and illustrating the myriad impacts of brutal, sexual trauma.

Reversal succeeds at bringing new perspective to a tried and true genre. It remains just as satisfying to see Phil get beaten up and his world torn apart, but the real meat of Reversal lies within Eve’s encounters with each of Phil’s victims.

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En Esch “12345″ Song Premiere/Free Download (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with industrial electronic artist En Esch to bring you the song premiere for “12345″, which comes off the upcoming album Spänk!. The track features ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist Tim Skold (KMFDM, Ohgr).

En Esch explains the song:

A very cool collaboration with Tim Skold. Tim had started this song a few years ago in Los Angeles. He sent me the raw track when I was in New York, where I sang the chorus. The track was eventually put on hold. Recently I came back to the song and decided to use it for my new solo album Spänk! I worked on it further when I was in Berlin and I also recorded the German vocals.

The track, which you can hear below, will be available as a free download for this week only, so make sure you snag it before it goes down!

En Esch was the original singer for KMFDM and was also a member of Pigface. Spänk! comes out out February 10th via Distortion Productions. You can pre-order it here.

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‘The Lazarus Effect’ Image Gallery Just Hanging Around

bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:45

Olivia Wilde gets demonic in these new images from Relativity Studios’ The Lazarus Effect, opening in theaters February 27, 2015.

From what I gathered out of the film’s first trailer, the Flatliners-esque film begins when Mark Duplass (Creep) resurrects Wilde in sort of a throwback to Pet Sematary. Only, in a very Event Horizon-like scene, it appears that Wilde’s character is brought back from Hell, and brings along everyone’s own personal demons. It looks pretty cool, and was penned by hot up-and-coming writer Jeremy Slater.

Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star in the pic “about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

David Gelb directs.

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‘Tomorrowland’ Super Bowl Spot Delivers Awes

bloody disgusting - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 19:54

Inspired by the lands within Disney World and Disneyland comes Tomorrowland, in theaters May 22, 2015.

The Big Game Super Bowl TV Spot just dropped, which shares just enough new footage to make it worth a look. It’s also a bit different than the launch trailer, but is just as magical.

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by Prometheus and “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

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‘Jurassic World’ Super Bowl Spot Tames Raptors!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 19:34

Universal Pictures just aired the Super Bowl TV Spot for Jurassic World, and it had quite a few surprises.

The first was an answer to the weird trailer in which star Chris Pratt rides a motorcycle with a pack of Velociraptors. Apparently, he trains them. Yup, you’ll see that here.

Also, I love the last shot that echoes the T-Rex attack from Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

Lastly, in the spot below you’ll catch a sneak at the hybrid dino, the Indominus Rex.

The bait this time around: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley and Lauren Lapkus star in the Jurassic Park sequel opening June 12, 2015.

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What Are Your Favorite Ghost Movies?

bloody disgusting - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 16:00

I’m going to be completely honest with you all here and say that ghost movies are one of the few horror subgenres that really gives me the creeps. Something about a malevolent spirit that uses its power to bring terror to people, most often from a dark, shadowy place, sends chills running up and down my spine.

Films like The Conjuring, One Missed Call (the original, of course), and even Beetlejuice are movies that I can happily watch multiple times and not get sick of them.

So I wanted to take today to show some love and appreciation to this subgenre that has been getting quite a bit of love over the past few years! Head on down for several of my favorite entries and then tell me yours!

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[Review] ‘Project Almanac’ Is One Big Jump to the Past

bloody disgusting - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:10

When David Raskins was seven years old, he lost his father in a tragic car accident. David doesn’t remember much about his dad, other than he was a brilliant scientist, and he loved his only son. Now, as a senior in high school, he’s quickly following in his father’s footsteps, as he, too, takes on the challenges of being an inventor. When David finds out that the project that he, his sister Christina, and his friends Quinn and Adam have been slaving away on for the past several weeks has only granted him a partial scholarship to MIT, naturally, David is devastated. His mom plans to sell their house and move into an apartment with his sister to come up with the other $40,000 they’ll need to send David to college, but David knows there must be another way. Like an answer to his prayers, clues start popping up in his home that lead him down to the basement, where his dad worked on his creations so many years ago. It turns out that his father had constructed a time machine, which if proven effective, could be the meal ticket David’s been looking for to grant him a full scholarship, and allow his family to keep their home, all at the same time.

At first, it seems like the time machine is the best thing that’s ever happened to this band of outsiders. David has been lusting after Jessie, one of the most popular girls in school, for as long as he can remember, but could never find the courage to approach her. However, once she becomes entangled in this secret “jumping” scenario, their relationship grows, and soon, blossoms into love. The group calls it their “second chance machine”, as it allows them to fix all of the problems of their lives with ease. Quinn failed his chemistry test, but with the help of the machine, he’s able to re-live his test over and over until he aces it, successfully advancing him out of the twelfth grade, and onto the next step of education. David’s little sister is being bullied at school, but with one quick jump to the past, she’s able to bring out her claws, and surprise the school bully with her own act of malice. It seems that the machine can’t steer them wrong, until the freak accidents begin to occur. Planes crashing, bones breaking, people disappearing — it can all be attributed to the ripples these kids are causing. However, cleaning up the messes that these quick fixes have created means erasing everything good that has come into their lives as a result of changing the past. Soon, David will have to decide between the perfect life he’s created for himself, and the rest of the world he’s destroying in the process.

Undoubtedly, the most innovative and intriguing aspect of Project Almanac is its use of found footage in a time travel movie. In the past, with films like Groundhog DayBack to the Future and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the audience was only able to experience time travel from a third person perspective. Now, viewers can see first hand what it’s like to jump through time, as David and his sister film every moment of their adventures with a handheld camera, from their time at Lollapalooza, to actually seeing themselves in the flesh a few days prior. It’s a unique concept that gives an inside look into traveling to the past, and gives a better understanding as to how a person can spend hours in the past, while only wasting a few precious seconds of time in the present. If only they had spent the time in the past on more meaningful events than scamming the lottery so they can pay dozens of food trucks to cater to the kids at their school.

Sadly, other than the new first person perspective on temporal relocation, Project Almanac offers little in the originality department. The truth is, we’ve all seen this movie before, only it was starring Ashton Kutcher, dealt with a much darker subject matter, and used notebooks to travel to the past instead of a time machine. Project Almanac plays like a birth child of The Butterfly Effect and Chronicle, recycling the same storyline and camera angles as its predecessors, and offering up sub-par acting and loud house music in return. However, since it’s clearly geared towards a younger audience, it will probably get away with its copy-catting quite easily, since most teenagers only know Kutcher as the Punk’d guy, and will be too distracted by the half-naked dancing girls at the music festival and pompous attitudes screaming out from the screen to think that this film is anything but “totally awesome”. In a way, the most successful facet of this film is that it waited an appropriately long ten years after Kutcher’s attempt at the dramatics to be released to audiences that were born in the 1990s.

Overall, Project Almanac is a fun, light-hearted movie that at least uses found footage to capture time travel in a way that hasn’t been done to death. In all honesty, it’s probably the most successful time travel film that’s been released in years, even if like many that have come before it, it fails to accurately describe time travel, breaking some of its own rules in the latter part of the film that it set in the opening premise. The final act is messy and contradicts its own guidelines, but if you ignore logic and films of the past, it makes for a pretty entertaining little movie that teens will definitely love. Unfortunately, this writer is too old and experienced to find it anything but one big trip to the past, specifically, 2004.

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Ragnarok (UK DVD)

Dread Central - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:00

Starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin

Directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Distributed by Studiocanal

When the culmination of his years of research into the mysterious disappearance of the Oseberg vikings results in little more than a few leads and a mysterious, carved message – “Man Knows Nothing” – archaeologist and single father Sigurd Svendsen (Hagen) finds his funding pulled from under him by his outraged backers.

But he isn’t about to just give up on his life’s mission, and after some personal investigation alongside his friend, Allan, Sigurd manages to uncover what he believes to be a map hidden in the runes of some ancient relics. Along with Allan (Broch) and kids Ragnhild and Brage, Sigurd sets off for the suspected location of the legendary “Eye of Odin”, where he believes the remains of the vikings will be found. Along the way, the group meet up with Allan’s assistant, Elisabeth (Helin), and local guide Leif (Sundquist) before setting off into the glorious Norwegian landscape in search of their treasure.

And as fate would have it, Sigurd isn’t wrong. The Eye of Odin exists, and it is indeed where the Oseberg vikings met their end. Unexpected by everyone (except the audience, it would seem), greed fuels internal struggle; and soon Sigurd, his son, daughter and pals are abandoned in the caverns at the centre of the Eye of Odin… and their presence has drawn the attention of an ancient guardian that is none too pleased with their meddling.

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose’s Ragnarok has drawn many a critical comparison to the work of Steven Spielberg, and in particular Jurassic Park — and such comparisons are more than apt. It’s a thoroughly accomplished film with some excellent cinematography and breathtaking natural environments whose scope and scale offer a real sense of our main characters heading on a grand quest. The setup is very similar to the aforementioned dino-fest, with the main character and his two kids, alongside the fitting love interest and friend, placed in some very difficult-to-escape peril and the hungry chompers of a giant reptilian antagonist.

Sandemose wrings some effective tension through this peril – something certainly helped by the eminently likeable natures of the lead characters and his cast’s performances. There’s a real dynamic between them, and Sigurd’s sense of responsibility and devotion to his children very much rings true. Obviously, things can’t go too far as Ragnarok is, in essence, a family-friendly flick – so while there is indeed a massive monster on the loose, you’re not going to get any gory goods, nor even a Jurassic Park-style chomping for good measure. That’s perhaps indicative of Ragnarok‘s biggest issue – it consistently plays it too safe throughout the final stretch.

The Spielberg influence is there in spades, and the formula hardly ever deviated from, making much of the affair very easy to predict. The body count is low and all kills ostensibly off-screen. The ending, too, takes a rather mushy turn that is robbed of all tension by the film’s consistently harmless approach once the two main tension-building set pieces are over and done with. It’s defiantly uninventive, yet formidably adept at its chosen formula.

And when it’s at full steam, Ragnarok is a thrilling adventure. It looks great, the cast are admirable and the creature effects and design are excellent. Alluded to as the potential influence for the Midgard Serpent (also known as Jormungand) in Norse mythology, the massive beast that inhabits the Eye of Odin is a sight to behold and should make this a more than pleasant diversion for monster movie fans – especially if they’re looking for something that allows them to get their creature feature fix while remaining accessible, suitable and enjoyable for the whole family.

It’s a shame that the film throws pretty much all of the actual mythological and viking stuff out the window once the beast is on the loose – there’s really no threat of the actual Ragnarok of legend kicking off here – but it’s a perfectly solid effort at recreating a (modern) classical Western adventure film on Northern shores. Check it out.

Unfortunately, the only extra that Studiocanal saw fit to include in their release of Ragnarok is a trailer for the film.

Special Features:

  • Trailer


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Get a Sneak Peek of Supernatural Episode 10.12 – About a Boy

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:31

We’re now at the halfway point of Season 10 of “Supernatural,” and while the show is showing its age a bit, we’re still hanging in there with Sam and Dean. If you are, too, then check out this sneak peek from next week’s Episode 10.12, “About a Boy,” which proves the theory that once someone says aliens, it’s time to leave!

“Supernatural” Episode 10.12 – “About a Boy” (airs 2/3/15)
DEAN IS TURNED INTO HIS 14-YEAR-OLD SELF Looking to get Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds a case for him and Dean to investigate – people are disappearing into thin air with only their clothes left behind. Sam and Dean suspect fairies or angels, but the truth turns out to be much more shocking – Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson), from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate the evil witch (guest star Lesley Nicol).

Unfortunately, Dean finds this information out the hard way after he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to his 14-year-old self (Dylan Everett).  Madeleine Arthur also guest stars. Serge Ladouceur directed this episode written by Adam Glass.

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The Neon Demon Snags Abbey Lee

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:30

Some more casting news has come in for Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film, The Neon Demon. Deadline is reporting that Refn’s choice to star with Elle Fanning in the project is Abbey Lee, the Australian supermodel-turned-actress who co-starred in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road for Warner Bros. and Gods of Egypt for Summit/Lionsgate.

Lee’s negotiating to play the role of Sarah, a cool ringleader that other girls want to follow. Envious, emotionally unstable, and a tad delusional, she shows her true maniacal colors in the end.

Refn said of The Neon Demon, “One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty.

Refn’s regular collaborators, editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez, will be joined by The Grandmaster director of photography Philippe Le Sourd on the film. Refn’s partner, Lene Borglum, will produce under their Space Rocket banner.

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‘Neon Demon’ Sucks Out Virginal Youth and Beauty

bloody disgusting - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:13

Max Max‘s Abbey Lee, pictured, is joining Elle Fanning in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon, says Deadline who adds that she will play the role of Sarah.

Her role is absolutely bonkers as she’ll play a cool ringleader that other girls want to follow. Envious, emotionally unstable and a tad delusional, she shows her true maniacal colors in the end. After first creeping Jesse out by sucking the blood out of her wound, she ends up killing and later eating Jesse to absorb her virginal youth and beauty.

I love the retro vamp vibe to this.

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered – AVAILABLE NOW!

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:10

A few days ago we told you that a remastering of the classic video game Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy was looking like a certainty. Well, we were right! Gamers, say hello to Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered! Oh, and did we mention that it’s… ummm… available NOW?

Even cooler? It’s only $10 bucks, and if you ask us… that’s money WELL SPENT. The only hitch? It’s available exclusively on iOS, Mac, and Steam, which means console gamers are being left in the cold. At least for now.

A Brief History of Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered
It’s exceedingly rare that video games attempt to upend traditional approaches to the medium. When it debuted in 2005, however, Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy) did just that and represents developer Quantic Dream’s attempt to open players’ eyes to a new way of experiencing the form. The ambitious title was designed by Quantic Dream founder and CEO David Cage and served as a statement that games could be about character and genuine emotional connections in more powerful ways than the games before it.

Originally released in 2005, Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America) was a breakthrough in interactive narrative, teetering between the worlds of cinema and gaming while also embracing them, carving its own unique genre in the entertainment landscape. This newly remastered edition features updated graphics and full controller support for all platforms and is based on the uncut and uncensored international version of the game.

With a rich multilayered narrative, innovative presentation, and a chilling musical score by famed Hollywood composer Angelo Badalementi, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered serves as the definitive version of the supernatural murder mystery and (re)introduces the groundbreaking title to old and new fans alike.

Key Features

  • Interactive Drama — An intuitive control scheme and spectacular split-screen presentation complement the game’s mysterious noir narrative.
  • Extensive Replayability — With branching dialog and multiple endings, each playthrough of the game yields a different outcome.
  • Multiple Characters — Take control of the narrative through four different playable characters, each illuminating a different perspective of the story.
  • Fully Voiced Script — Every line from the extensive script is voiced by professional actors in English, French, German, and Spanish. Voice files may require free in-game download.
  • Cinematic Score — Fahrenheit features a fully orchestrated score composed by Angelo Badalamenti, famous for his extensive work with director David Lynch.
  • Uncut version of the game — Unlike the original North American release, Remastered contains all of the game’s original scenes, uncensored and uncut.

Key Upgrades

  • High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop.
  • Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s cinematic qualities while also providing players with a better sense of their surroundings.
  • Elegant Touch Controls — An intuitive control scheme has been implemented that works on both phone and tablets, and brings the player closer to the narrative.
  • Full Controller Support —Support for MFi hardware controllers on iOS, as well as various popular controllers for desktop. See system requirements for full list of supported controllers.
  • Live Graphics Comparison — Players can switch between the updated visuals and the original art assets with the touch of a button.

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See the Producer’s Preview of The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.12 – Prayer for the Dying

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:05

A new sneak peek has arrived for tonight’s Episode 6.12 of “The Vampire Diaries,” entitled “Prayer for the Dying,” in which exec producer Julie Plec explains how there is a consequence for every action. Check it out as you prep for the ep!

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.12 – “Prayer for the Dying” (1/29/15)
THE MERGE When Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke’s (guest star Chris Brochu) father arrives to town to celebrate their birthday, they try to convince him to let Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood) take their place in the merge ceremony. After Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds out that the merge is happening sooner than he expected, he urges Liv to let him talk to her father.

Meanwhile, after Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan to cure her mother takes an unexpected and devastating turn, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gather at the hospital, while Jo attempts to save Sheriff Forbes’ (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) life.

Lastly, with the merge set to take place, Damon’s risky plan quickly sends things spiraling out of control, forcing one of the twins to take matters into their own hands. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Brett Matthews and Rebecca Sonnenshine.

Related Story: Celebrate Bonnie’s Birthday with Some Stills from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.13 – The Day I Tried To Live

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Jurassic World – Meet Indominus Rex

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:54

The official Jurassic World website has just pulled the curtain back a bit on what will be its main and deadliest attraction, the Indominus Rex (formerly known as the Diabolus Rex or D-Rex). Bigger. Louder. More teeth. Who could resist?

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Judy Greer star in the film, which will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures.

Related Story: Jurassic World Viral Site Bids You Welcome

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg and Thomas Tull executive produce, and Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World.

In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

More as it comes.

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Variant Cover of Legenderry: Vampirella Issue #1 Exclusive to this Month’s Box of Dread!

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:30

As we told you a few days back, the February Box of Dread has a Vampirella theme, and today we’re very excited to announce that each and every box sent out this month will come equipped with a very special edition of Legenderry: Vampirella‘s first issue, which is exclusive to subscribers. Read on!

Yes, we have partnered with Dynamite Entertainment to create something very special for horror and comics fans everywhere. The very first issue of Legenderry: Vampirella will be included in Dread Central’s February 2015 Box of Dread with exclusive cover art drawn by artist Roberto Castro that will only be available for Box of Dread subscribers.

This collaboration is destined to be an exclusive collectible that both comic book collectors and horror fans will seek out for many years to come if they are not subscribed to Box of Dread.

It’s an honor to have Dynamite Entertainment on board with our Box of Dread initiative,” said Steve Barton, Dread Central’s editor-in-chief, “and we couldn’t think of a finer way to kick off Women in Horror Month than this!”

Subscribing to Box of Dread is simple: Just head on over to the Box of Dread website and sign up!

Vampirella kicks off our “Women In Horror” initiative at Box of Dread, where we want to bring much more well-deserved attention to the amazing contributions of women within the horror genre. This is only the beginning!

Box of Dread is Dread Central’s horror subscription box service where every month, our subscribers get a box filed with horror toys, collectibles and other horror goodies, some of which are one of a kind or signed by your favorite horror stars! That’s right; for around the cost of a t-shirt each month or a video game every quarter, you get all these and more.

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Exclusive Comic Preview: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ #3

bloody disgusting - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:27

Michael Moreci has proven himself to be a master storyteller over the past year. With series like Roche Limit and Burning Fields he´s telling challenging stories with compelling characters, and you may just not have known he also pens DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES‘ which functions as a stellar buttress to one of this summer’s best films. With incredible art by Dan McDaid, this is one comic you don’t want to miss. Check out the exclusive preview of #3 right here, right now, before it goes on sale next week.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3 (of 6)
Author: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists: Main: Christopher Mitten Variant: “Hazard” Graffiti Design
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: As Caesar’s search group ropes new apes into the fold, Pope begins to implement his siege for power and dominance over his newfound tribe. On the other side of America, Malcolm must decide between two worlds—a community built on stability and support or going back on the road for the rumored cure in Austin.

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Man-Eating Sharks Attack Under the Deep

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:56

Save for a few notable exceptions, sharks have mostly been the subject of Syfy-style fare in recent years, which is a total bummer. Once genuinely terrifying movie monsters, they’ve become laughable computer-generated jokes, though Under the Deep hopes to change that.

We tip our hats to Bloody Disgusting for the news that Odin’s Eye Entertainment is selling the shark attack flick at this year’s European Film Market, the film directed by Gerald Rascionato. Check out the first still below along with the plot crunch!

Written by Rascionato and Stephen Lister, the film stars Megan Peta Hill, Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, and Pete Valley.

Synopsis:
Three American college students head Down Under to capture great white sharks on film. But when a freak wave capsizes their boat mid cage dive, they are left fighting for and against each other in the world’s most dangerous shark-infested waters.

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Directing Dead West for The Asylum

Dread Central - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:56

Well now. There’s a headline I wouldn’t have expected to ever write. The Asylum has long made a career of giving forgotten actors something new to do, and now they’ve claimed themselves another pop artist to go along with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.

In an interview with Noisey, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter dropped the following on fans…

“Actor, director, writer. I’m getting ready to do a deal with a movie company called Asylum, so I’m getting ready to do cool stuff on my own. It’s called Dead West. [laughs.] It’s a zombie horror western movie. It’s a hybrid movie. I created the story, co-wrote the story with a writer, and just did our meeting last week with Asylum. They’re the same people that did Sharknado, so it’s definitely a B-movie, but with this movie it’s something I wrote from my creative brain. Now they’re coming in, and we’re going to partner together, and we’re going to shoot the movie in March. I’m acting in it and possibly bringing in some friends of mine. It’s pretty insane, I’ll tell you, and we’re really, really excited. I’m passionate about this, and I enjoy being artistic in a sort of quirky way that’s unusual. That’s why I’m putting together the cast; there’s some names floating around like Joey Fatone from N*SYNC or an old buddy of mine Shaquille O’Neal. Just an out of the box thing.”

Stay tuned.

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