‘The Devil Carnival 2′ Is Filming With David Hasselhoff and More

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:31

If you follow the socials for director Darren Lynn Bousman and The Devil’s Carnival, it;s no secret that production is underway on the sequel, which will bring us performances by Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Jessica Lowndes, Marc Senter, Terrance Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Bill Moseley, Ogre, Captain Maggot and J. Larose.

They’ve posted a ton of behind-the-scenes shots, one of which reveals that David Hasselhoff has a role. There’s ton of names yet to be announced, so watch this spot for the big reveals in the coming weeks.

The last Devil’s Carnival teased a trip to heaven.

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Uni’s Horror Nights Adds “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:15

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history’s most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13th century ruler and inspiration for “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood.”

Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure Dracula Untold. Starring Luke Evans, the origin story of the man who became Dracula arrives in theaters on October 17.

“Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood” will introduce guests to the sadistic Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, known as “Vlad the Impaler,” who infamously tortured his enemies by impaling them alive with a wooden stake and suspending their bodies. The foreboding maze will also shed an ominous light on the one-time hero, turned blood-thirsty-tyrant, who chose to embrace unholy powers in order to defeat his enemies. “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood” will spiral guests through Dracula’s eternal damnation, where the thirst for blood is never-ending.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.” Other announced “Halloween Horror Nights” experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Face Off: In the Flesh,” “The Purge: Anarchy” and “AVP: Alien vs. Predator.”

In addition to “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” other “Halloween Horror Night” attractions will include “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s hit TV series, “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV Series, “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise, “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s TV series, and “Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

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Warner Bros. Building ‘LEGO’ Franchise

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:08

When The Lego Movie hit theaters earlier this year, I was skeptical as all hell – until I saw it. Easily one of the best children films ever made, it also connected with adults, and planted plenty of pop culture references that will still be relevant years down the line. It was so good, in fact, that I welcome sequels. And sequels we shall get.

Warner Bros. is already planning Lego 2 for May 26, 2017, but is looking to add two more in the years following.

According to THR, they could be planning for a threequel for 2019, while a sequel to the Lego Ninjago spinoff could claim the 2018 date. (A first Ninjago film is already set for September 23, 2016.)

Dates to Pencil in: May 25, 2018, and May 24, 2019.

The Lego Movie grossed $468 million worldwide earlier this year. The film, which cost $60 million to produce, featured the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

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9 Minutes of ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ B-roll Footage!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02

TWC-Dimension shared nearly 10 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

In theaters August 22, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.

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[TV] Six Travel to HBO’s “Westworld”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57

“Boardwalk Empire‘s” Jeffrey Wright, pictured, “Lost‘s” Rodrigo Santoro and “Raising Hope‘s” Shannon Woodward have joined “Westworld,” HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, reports TVLine.

Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Angela Sarafyan (The Good Guys) and Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside) have also been added to the ensemble.

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, “ ‘Westworld revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.

As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins stars as Dr. Robert Ford, the park’s head honcho who has “unorthodox methods” of bringing his visions to life. Evan Rachel Wood co-stars as Dolores Abernathy, a sweet, Midwestern farm girl who is in for a very rude awakening.

Here’s a rundown of who the six new hires will play:

Wright | Bernard Lowe: The brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, Bernard’s keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people.

Santoro | Harlan Bell: Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.

Woodward | Elsie King: A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts.

Berdal | Armistice: A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.

Sarafyan | Clementine Pennyfeather: One of Westworld’s most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.

Quarterman | Lee Sizemore: The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests — and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Character Posters

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:38

Lionsgate released several character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, as shown below.

In theaters November 21, 2014, the worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig.

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Scientists Can Now Recover Audio From Silent Videos

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:30

Mind freakin’ blown.

Scientists at MIT have found a way to extract audio from silent videos, where the only information presented is the visual component.

Graduate student Abe Davis explains:

“When sound hits an object, it causes the object to vibrate. The motion of this vibration creates a very subtle visual signal that’s usually invisible to the naked eye. People didn’t realize that this information was there.

We’re recovering sounds from objects. That gives us a lot of information about the sound that’s going on around the object, but it also gives us a lot of information about the object itself, because different objects are going to respond to sound in different ways.

Sound moves at a wide range of frequencies, so the better the camera (meaning the higher speeds it can capture), the better the sound one can achieve from the vibrations. The scientists used cameras that can record up to 6,000 frames per second, which is about 100x more powerful than smartphone cameras but well below the commercial high speed cameras that are able to achieve 100,000 fps.

It’d be pretty amazing to see if they could take older silent films, such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, and recover the audio from those.

There’s an amazing video of the process below and you can get greater details about this research here.

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‘The Babadook’ Haunting Kids This November

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:24

IFC Midnight will releasee the acclaimed hit horror, The Babadook, here in the States on November 28.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook has terrified audiences since it premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (read our review) and will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23 at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

The French release is closer that anywhere else in the world, which is how we just now landed a new trailer, clip, interviews and featurette that takes you behind-the-scenes of this boogeyman tale.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that ‘The Babadook’ is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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[Fantastia '14 Review] ‘Preservation’ Is a Primal, Satisfying Thriller

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:14

Christopher Denham won acclaim on the festival circuit back in 2008 with his found footage thriller Home Movie. For his sophomore effort, Denham takes on survival horror with Preservation, which feels a bit like You’re Next by way of The Strangers. But while You’re Next was overtly comic, Preservation‘s humor is much more uncomfortable and actually serves to raise tension, rather than release it. It’s final girl also lacks the survival skills of Sharni Vinson’s character and must fight tooth and claw, relying on primal instincts to get by as masked assailants play out their murderous blood sport.

For a horror film, Preservation also takes a unique approach to cellphones. Meaning, they work. Four bars and everything. Technology and its absence is a theme presented early on in the film, as recently returned veteran Sean Neary is repulsed by his brother Mike’s dependence on his cellphone. Mike’s wife Wit is also annoyed by her husband’s phone being attached to his face all to the time, to the point where it’s affecting their relationship.

Denham gives his character’s a lot of room in the beginning of the film to establish themselves and their relationships, which pays off nicely later on. They travel into the forest for a hunting/camping trip, though the thought of killing an animal turns vegan Wit’s stomach. Sean (The Wire‘s Pable Schreiber) is the consummate huntsman, whose PTSD is just beginning to show. Mike (Aaron Staton) has been neglecting his wife, allowing his business to consume his life. Wit (Wrenn Schmidt) is hoping the trip will rekindle their romance as she prepares to make a big announcement to Mike.

As if tension between them wasn’t already thick enough, they awake the following morning to find all of their belongings gone and Xs drawn on their foreheads. The Xs are such a creepy touch. What follows could easily be a run-of-the-mill stalk and slash thriller set in the woods. How many times have we seen that? Thankfully, Denham knows his horror films and defies the traditional beats of the genre that would typically follow such an introduction.

Besides its refreshing path of direction, Preservation also sports one of the most impressive and sympathetic final girls in a while. Wrenn Schmidt, probably best known as Julia Sagorsky on Boardwalk Empire, morphs her character from a big softie who can’t shoot a deer to a primal killer, drenched in dirt and blood but with wide eyes, like the remaining humanity inside her can’t believe the savagery she’s committing. Early on in the film she admits, “I’m not really the hunting type.” By the time the final shot rolls over our eyeballs, she’s a force of nature. And believe me, the final shot is amazing and grotesque  – it manages to create nervous laughs while making you do a small fist pump at its implications (think the iconic final shot of Death Wish).

The film isn’t without its faults. Early on there are some heavy-handed allusions to the myth of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, which foreshadows Wit’s baptism in blood. It’s appropriate in the hunting context that kicks off the film, but feels ham-fisted presented the way it is. More so because Denham is great at writing dialogue, so the piece about Artemis comes off as a shoddily inserted bit aimed at giving the story mythological implications. It’s unnecessary and doesn’t advance the film in any meaningful way. (Without spoiling anything) there’s a set piece during the final act that threatens to shatter the consistently dreadful tone of the film as well, but Denham quickly recovers for the climax.

Preservation is one of those films you go into expecting the expected. A stalk and slash film in the woods in which an innocent girls faces off against masked assailants – seen it before. But with Denham’s new film, he manages to appropriate tropes from the survival genre and deliver his own bloody beast. It’s a wholly satisfying  and chilling thriller that says something about society without shoving its message in our face. A violent and beautiful film, Preservation proves Denham is one to watch. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait another seven years for his next effort.

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‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’, ‘Game Of Thrones: Season 4′ OSTs Coming To Limited Vinyl

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:05

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes has been receiving rave reviews since its release, with people stating that it’s not just a summer blockbuster but that it also contains an amazing story, a lot of emotion, and some great characters. Plus, it’s got a score from composer Michael Giacchino (Lost, Cloverfield), which never hurts!

Well, now that score is coming to 2xLP vinyl on September 1st, with 2,000 copies receiving a limited “silverback” variant.

Also coming to vinyl is the season 4 soundtrack to the hit HBO show Game Of Thrones, which is composed by Ramin Djawadi. That 2xLP vinyl will also have a limited variant in the form of “iron throne” silver/gray.

Both can be pre-ordered through New On Vinyl.

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Entombed A.D.’s “Pandemic Rage” Video Is Basically A Short Horror Film

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:18

Metal band Entombed A.D. have released an official music video for their track “Pandemic Rage” and it plays out like a scene from Wrong Turn or a far more violent Deliverance. The shoot follows a woman who is fleeing from a murderous redneck that loves wearing a burlap sack, a lá Jason Voorhees pre-Friday The 13th Part III. Check it out down yonder!

“Pandemic Rage” comes from the band’s new album Back To The Front, which can be ordered here.

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Indie Screenwriter Pitches Direction for Paramount's Upcoming Friday the 13th Project

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:08

We don't cover pitches on Dread Central, so I debated about this one. In the end, it got me thinking about all the different ways to approach the story of Jason Voorhees, though, and I wanted to share what one filmmaker would do with the opportunity to pen the next Friday the 13th.

This comes from Dale Zawada (A Big Love Story) , an an award-winning indie screenwriter and Chicago-based comedian who's thinking big about his next project.

That project? Paramount's upcoming Friday the 13th film, which is slated to open on March 13, 2015. A feat, considering the studio has had no luck locking down a script as of yet.

Dale Zawada recently produced a comedic horror film called Dirtbags and has put together a pitch for Paramount and production company Platinum Dunes for the 2015 film.

In what would be a re-imagining of the series, Jason Voorhees is the protagonist. A young kid suffering from psychological issues after witnessing the murder of his mother. A sort of "real world" take, if you will. In this pitch, Crystal Lake has been taken over by a corporation that has established a brand of summer camps all over the United States, and the narrative would alternate between the flashbacks of a very human Jason, and the modern day element, which would, presumably, offer fans a glimpse of the slasher they know and love.

This is definitely a different take. Is it too different? I'd love to hear what some of the fans have to say about a Friday the 13th like this. Is it time for something new? Check out Dale's pitch video and let us know in the comments section what direction you're hoping to see the franchise go in when it hits theaters next year.

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Piranha Sharks Unleashed Online This Friday

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:50

Yep. We have reached the point when mockbusters are mockbusting the original mockbusters. Are you ready for Piranha Sharks to get unleashed on the Internet? Wondering why they chose that title instead of Piranhado which is infinitely better? Read on for details.

The US release of Piranha Sharks will happen this Friday, 8/8 exclusively on Vimeo OnDemand. Jose Canseco, Kevin Sorbo, David Shuster and many other familiar faces star.

From the Press Release
Angry Armadillo Inc., an innovative, new distribution company announced today that they will release Leigh Scott's “Piranha Sharks” in the United States on August 8. The film will be available for rent or purchase through a strategic partnership with the video hosting company Vimeo. Audiences can also enjoy an extended, ten minute clip for free starting Wednesday August 6th.

Directed by Leigh Scott, who produced and/or directed fifteen films for The Asylum including “Transmorphers” in 2007, “Piranha Sharks” is a comedy that follows the disaster caused when a genetically engineered bio-weapon, mini-piranha/shark hybrids are sold as children’s toys in big- box retailers, and then unleashed upon Manhattan.

The oddball cast includes TV's Hercules Kevin Sorbo, ex-WWE wrestler Al Snow, former MLB player Jose Canseco, former MSNBC news anchor David Shuster, and reality TV star Gina Marie Zimmerman of the CBS show “Big Brother.” The film was written by Scott, with a score composed by Ramona Mallory, who also starred, co-edited, and produced the film. The film's hero creatures were created by Academy Award winner Barney Burman (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”).

“I helped start the Asylum”, remarked director Leigh Scott, “a lot of the ways in which they make films, in terms of production and development, are based on my ideas. I even presented the idea of giant shark movies long before they made 'Mega-Shark' or any of their other shark epics. And for all of that, let me sincerely apologize to the world. The goal of this launch, and our company Angry Armadillo is to prove the superiority of internet delivered content over traditional cable, as well as the triumph of talented people who care about their filmmaking over money grubbing hacks who prostitute their meager skills to make a quick buck. We want our films to contain jokes, not be jokes.”

Co-Producer and co-star Benjamin Kanes had this to say, “It’s simple really. This is about creating movies that are awesome. Movies that people want to see. Movies that don’t presuppose and rely upon the stupidity of their audiences. And then delivering them in the most inexpensive and convenient possible way.”

Producer Ramona Mallory was a bit more measured in her remarks. “The online revolution is happening, just not fast enough for our tastes. We think this distribution model not only represents the future, but the best way for producers to monetize their investment and continue to produce quality work. The Vimeo service is great, not just for producers, but for audiences. They can enjoy films on HD television sets, mobile devices or computers. It better fits the way people now watch movies and television shows”.

Independent film producer, promoter, and inspiration for the Jeff Bridges character in “The Big Lebowski”, Jeff Dowd, recently declared Angry Armadillo’s strategy and team to be “the future”, noting that they “are the revolution”.

The decision to launch both the film and the company to coincide with “Sharknado 2” is not accidental. The Asylum built their brand on “mockbusters” and piggybacking their productions onto the marketing budgets of studio films. “It’s time to mockbust the Mockbusters”, noted Scott, “you live by the sword, you die by the sword”. In addition to some rather familiar looking posters, Angry Armadillo will be releasing a series of promotional videos and trailers leading up to the release.

“Piranha Sharks” will be available for rental and purchase through the official website PiranhaSharks.com” as well as the Vimeo OnDemand website beginning August 8 and is available for pre-order now.

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Red Band Trailer For ‘Septic Man’ Gets Even More Stinky

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:48

Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man (read our review) this summer.

Here’s the newly minted red band trailer for the film available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and in limited theaters August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

“Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).

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Lionsgate Dates ‘Blair Witch’ Director’s ‘Exists’!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:42

With Lionsgate doing min-theatrical runs like Magnolia (see Leprechaun: Origins this month), they’ve set their sights (or sites?) on Eduardo Sanchez’s Bigfoot movie.

Exists, a found-footage movie from the co-director of The Blair Witch Project and V/H/S/2, will arrive on various VOD platforms October 3, a few weeks before it hits limited theaters on October 24.

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

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.

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Red Band Trailer for Septic Man Gets Filthy

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:37

Who's ready for some red band goodness? On tap right now we have a new trailer for Starz Digital Media's upcoming release of Septic Man (review). Check it out and don't forget to disinfect when you're done. You never know what you'll catch from where nowadays!

Septic Man Release Details
Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man this summer. The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest, where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town's water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape. Septic Man is an odyssey into the darkest depths of gross-out horror.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Revived with New Cast; Filming Begins in September!

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:24

It was January when we last did a story on the long delayed adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but over the past few months a cast has come together, and filming is about to kick off.

Per Deadline, principal photography is slated to start in September with Cross Creek Pictures having acquired domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release. Lily James (pictured), Sam Riley, and Bella Heathcote will star.

Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, Charlie St. Cloud) is directing from a screenplay by David O. Russell and Steers. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson, and Marc Butan will produce the film, which mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice with a legion of bloodthirsty undead, on behalf of Sierra/Affinity, which is also handling foreign sales. (The project was formerly at Panorama but moved over with Butan when he joined Sierra/Affinity in January.) CAA packaged the Cross Creek deal.

James ("Downton Abbey") plays Elizabeth Bennett, Riley (Maleficent) is Mr. Darcy, and Heathcote (Dark Shadows) portrays Elizabeth’s sister. Jack Huston is also in talks. Seth Grahame-Smith's popular novel plays with the relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England who are faced with the challenge of an army of the “sorry stricken” (i.e., zombies).

Now that things are moving again, look for lots more soon!

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Nitehawk's AUGUST MIDNITE: BITE THIS! Vampire Series Starts Tonight with Martin!

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:33

Attention, New Yorkers! Starting tonight in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, Nitehawk Cinema kicks off a month-long series highlighting five of the “new classics” that now proudly sit among other classic films of the vampire genre.

George Romero’s angst-ridden dark horror comedy Martin is first up tonight at 9:30 PM ET, and actor John Amplas will be in attendance! Our old friend Sam Zimmerman from Fangoria will also provide the introduction.

Be sure to check out the official press release below to find out the other films playing (one of which has arguably the best makeup sequence of Dick Smith’s legendary career in a scene featuring David Bowie). Hope to see you there tonight and all this month!

For more info check out Nitehawk's AUGUST MIDNITE: BITE THIS! website.

From the Press Release
With appearances on film now spanning over a century, the vampire is the most fictionalized character in the history of cinema. This month they're featured in five very different modern interpretations of the movie vampire: an introspective, perhaps delusional, self-diagnosed vampire struggling with his thirst in George Romero’s masterpiece Martin. Neon 90s, green blood bleeding, Mexican comic book monsters await you in the Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration From Dusk Till Dawn. Quite possibly the most badass bloodsuckers ever to walk the night are coming to get you in Kathryn Bigelow’s hugely influential Near Dark. Come spend your eternity in the sexy, stylized shadows in Tony Scott’s vampire-chic The Hunger. It’s nearly impossible to re-make a classic iconic film and make it your own while staying true to the spirit of the original, but Werner Herzog did just that with Klaus Kinski in his cold and atmospheric Nosferatu The Vampyre.

AUGUST 4 (9:30PM)

George Romero • 1976 • 100 mins • English • 35mm • John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau, Tom Savini • R

George A. Romero’s is-he-or-isn’t-he vampire film may just be his best! The father of the modern cinematic zombie (the one and only George A. Romero) is also the creator of one of the most subtle vampire films ever made, Martin. Set in the decaying urban landscape of Pittsburgh, the film contains much of the underlying social and political concerns expressed in his Dead works. Here we have a young man named Martin, who has been sent to stay with his elderly relative. Things are a little tense between the two because dear old Martin has a tendency to kill people for their blood (with razors, not teeth). It’s never quite clear if he’s actually a vampire or just someone with mental issues, but it’s this ambiguity, the focus on the fine line between reality and unreality, that makes Martin so great.

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Return to Rapture (Again) in ‘BioShock’ for iOS

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:22

Remember that BioShock news 2K was teasing us with a couple weeks ago? We now know what that is. 2K has confirmed, again via Twitter, that the original BioShock will finally be making its way to iOS. I hope you weren’t expecting something too exciting. Here are some screens.

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WWE Studios Sending Leprechaun: Origins to Select Theatres

Dread Central - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:19

If you're one of the fans who are eagerly anticipating the WWE's Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Supertstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, then consider your lucky charms officially rubbed!

From the Press Release
Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle®” Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd.

The announcement comes after an enthusiastic reception at this year’s Comic-Con, where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

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Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher), and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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