[TV] Wes Bentley Added to the “Freakshow” Halloween Special

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:00

P2, The Hunger Games and Final Girl star Wes Bentley, pictured, has landed an arc on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” writes TVLine.

In spoiler-y details, Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge, they explain.

The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars “AHS” vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who will be playing a strongman who’s married to Angela Bassett’s character.

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What Kind Of Zombie Are You?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:00

It’s time for another horror quiz! You can’t go wrong with zombies, but rather than find out how long you’d last I want to know what kind of zombie you’d end up being! So, below is a quiz that figures out precisely that. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments below what answer you got!

I took it and got “Congrats You Are The JULIE Zombie From Return Of the Living Dead 3! You are a Sexy & Beautiful Zombie!” Um…right on?

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#SDCC “The Walking Dead” Season 5 Trailer Set For July 25

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:54

Deadline reports that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will invade San Diego for its fourth year in a row with a cast/creator panel on Friday, July 25 in the mega Hall H from 12:20-1:20pm.

Panelists will include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero.

Autographs to follow from 1:50-2:50 PM in booth # 4237.

The trailer is also set to premiere online after the event. We’ll have it for you right here on Bloody Disgusting.

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Robert Englund Will Wear the Freddy Krueger Makeup One Final Time…

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:45

REMINDER! Robert Englund will officially say goodbye to Freddy Krueger at this July’s Flashback Weekend here in Chicago.

The official website announced that Englund, who will be appearing at the convention to sign autographs, will be donning his iconic Freddy makeup that made him famous.

The kicker is that there’s are photo packages with Englund while in character; this is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Robert Englund’s “Freddy Krueger” makeup will be designed and applied by FX master artist Robert Kurtzman in the same extensive process used in the A Nightmare On Elm Street films.

This one time only event is happening August 8, 2014. Get your tickets here! He will also be signing autographs (without makeup) Saturday and Sunday.

Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative. Our philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend and the Robert ENglund Freddy Krueger make-up photo-ops go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.

The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up features horror legends including Robert Englund, “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring, director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (“ALIENS”, “NEAR DARK”), Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, a “HELLRAISER” reunion (Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance), Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and more!

Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert and Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!

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Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ Gets a Toothy Poster

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:41

Kevin Smith is going to tell you a story.

A24 shared the official teaser art for their upcoming horror film, Tusk, about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).

The above nasty image shows Long stitched together into one nasty lump of flesh and covered in blood.

The pic, inspired by The Human Centipede, also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. It was acquired by A24 for release later this year.

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[TV] David Slade To Direct “Powers” for Sony

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:55

Deadline Hollywood just broke the news that David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hannibal) has signed to direct the first two episodes of Sony’s “Powers” live action series. This is fantastic news as anyone who’s recently watched his work on Hannibal knows that Slade is capable of the dark and brooding tone that this pilot calls for. The gritty realism mixed with superhero elements is what made “Powers” such a hit in the first place and Slade is the perfect choice to usher in the first few episodes.

I expect some casting announcements will hit shortly. In the meantime, head to Deadline Hollywood for the original story.

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#SDCC14: Todd McFarlane Talks The Walking Dead Construction Line; New Images; Spawn Update!

Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:45

With SDCC 2014 bearing down on us, Todd McFarlane took some time out from preparing for the big event to answer our geekiest questions and give a teaser of a new line we'll be seeing on the show floor.

McFarlane Toys will always be known for bringing horror back to the world of action figures with its now legendary Movie Maniacs line and has further cemented its place in toy history with an excellent run of "The Walking Dead" action figures.

We started out with a question that's been eating away at us for a good long time. When you establish a line of incredibly popular 7-inch horror figures, why switch over to a 5-inch world of zombies? Todd explained that not everything is always an artistic choice. Sometimes things simply come down to what a retailer asks for... be that price, style, or, in this case, scale. Retailers expressed that all the other companies were reducing the size of their figures and that they'd like McFarlane to follow suit. “When the people who are buying tell you what they want to buy, you usually accommodate them or risk becoming a dinosaur. You won't survive very long,” Todd explained.

We'd been given a sneak preview of McFarlane's new "The Walking Dead" Construction line previous to this interview; think one part LEGO-like brick building and one part snap-kit innovation. The result is a build-it-yourself environment any minifigure would be terrified to enter.

We asked Todd how this line came to be, and his answer was very simple. “I walked down the toy aisles 20 years ago and wondered why the figures couldn't look better. Cooler. So I started my own company because the answer was figures COULD look better and cooler. Now that question is being applied to the brick aisles. 'Why does the final version of these builds have to look clunky?' I guess maybe it appeals to 6-year-olds or moms, but if you're trying to sell something to a 25-year-old and you make it look not realistic - when you CAN, but you choose not to - it seems like you're shortchanging the consumer. I looked at that aisle and said, 'I am going to make it as realistic and detailed as possible and carve out my own little niche there.'”

We asked how McFarlane will reach a collector fanbase that's been tempted by the lure of LEGO mini-figures for years now, and his answer, bluntly, was, “I'm not!” He went on to explain that he's after the 28 million fans who watch "The Walking Dead" every week (when it is on the air), which is a way higher number than the “collector” base everyone is always talking about. “My job is to go to those 28 million people and say, 'What is it that you like?' and then make the product look just like what they see on TV. Why the other companies do what they do... you can take that up with them, but I'm going to add realism to an aisle that has very little of it.”

And now...DETAILS!! Series One will have single-pack, blind-bagged (approximately 2-inch) figures with articulation, a five-pack of figures with both humans and zombies (low difficulty of build for all figures), Daryl Dixon on his chopper (around 150-160 pieces) riding down the highway with a zombie in the grass beyond the guard rail, The Governor's Room (just under 300 pieces) where he sits and watches the fish tanks with those floating, decapitated heads (the fish tanks light up!) and a cage door with little Penny lurking behind it, and finally, the deluxe box will contain one of the prison towers as well as around 18 inches to 2 feet of “gnarly,” dirtied-up fencing with customizable grass and Glenn with a dead zombie lying on the ground. If you snap up those blind-bagged figures and five-pack, you should be able to reenact one of those pivotal prison conflicts that have kept us on the edge of our seats.

Knowing McFarlane's business model fairly well, we had to ask if they were thinking of expanding this new construction model to their other licences. Todd answered with a resounding "YES! What I think is missing in that industry that appeals to adults, hopefully I can touch on it and then go after more licenses that make sense.”

We couldn't let a Todd McFarlane interview go by without asking about the return of Spawn to the big screen and, inevitably, the toy pegs. Todd has answered this question many times, and in this case his response was pretty much in the tone of “nothing new to report.” He thinks the right time for Spawn to return to the action figure aisles is when there is a significant vehicle for him to ride in on... and that means a full-blown film rocketing to theaters across the globe. “There's a handful of people that are waiting for me to finish my script, and once we do that, I think very quickly, once it gets polished up, we'll be rolling film on it. I'm looking for a replacement writer on the Spawn comic that will free me up. I keep threatening every year to finish that damn script, but I keep getting distracted with things like the comic book and new toy lines so I have a tendency to fill up my idle time not with the movie script but with coming up with other creative endeavors.”

In closing, Todd remarked he wished the photos they are taking could convey the cool factor of these Walking Dead Construction builds, but SDCC will be the first opportunity for fans to see them in all their glory, first-hand, and that will be the highlight of the show for him.

The Building Sets: MSRP $9.99-64.99 – Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Tower with Gate. Expand your brick building apocalypse with additional figure and accessory packs.

Blind Bag Figures: MSRP $2.99 – Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker, and Herd Walkers.

McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this fall only at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com.

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Drama Club Tease Halloweekend With Horror Heavy Trailer (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:35

Electro house-shock pop act group Drama Club are gearing up to perform at this Halloween’s Halloweekend, which will run October 31st in Tempe, AZ and November 1st in Los Angeles, CA. They will be performing alongside Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and more.

Drama Club is Zero & Andromeda, who remain anonymous behind masks, stating, “The masks give us the freedom to disconnect from reality and completely immerse ourselves into the music and into the show….

The continue, adding:

In Drama Club, everyday is Halloween, so we are crazy excited to introduce ourselves to all of the Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and William Control fans at these upcoming Halloweekend dates.
We are working on a bunch of sick collaborations to push these shows over the top.

Drama Club online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter

Tour dates:
Oct 31 Pheonix AZ The Marquee Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off
Nov 1 LA CA The Wiltern Theatre HALLOWEEKEND with Black Veil Brides / Falling In Reverse / William Control / Set It Off

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Check Out Lee Hardcastle's Short Film Fun with Black Bulbs

Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:17

Lee Hardcastle is a whiz with Claymation. So much so that he won The ABC's of Death contest with his short T Is for Toilet, which was included in the film. Now Hardcastle has released a horror short entitled Fun with Black Bulbs. Check it out.

The entire short is one minute and 30 seconds long. How much tension can you build in one minute and 30 seconds? Hardcastle manages to do a pretty fantastic job of making your toes curl in a minute and a half. It's an impressive short that you're sure to dig.

About Fun with Black Bulbs, Hardcastle says, "[It's] a simple trick you can do yourself but one you might regret because it can be pretty creepy what you find around the home. Try it; you'll be surprised."

And be sure to try this short. It's a minute and a half, Dreadies. So worth your time!

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Danny Trejo and Dave Bautista Talk Twinkies in First L.A. Slasher Clip

Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:09

While we're still waiting for the trailer, which we're told is going to be hitting the Net shortly, we managed to get our hands on the first clip from upcoming film L.A. Slasher today, featuring pro wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista and all-around badass Danny Trejo.

Check out the clip below, courtesy of Comic Book Movie, and keep your eyes peeled for more real soon!

Circus Road Films has picked up Martin Owen's horror/satire feature L.A. Slasher. Glenn Reynolds' Circus Road is handling domestic sales.

The film stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and Marisa Lauren (“Superhero Movie”), with the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”) as the "L.A. Slasher."

Synopsis
Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys), L.A. Slasher is a biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous. It explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent - purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the "L.A. Slasher" publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them.

For more follow L.A. Slasher on Twitter (@LA_Slasher) and on Facebook.

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Complete First Season of Sleepy Hollow Dated for Home Video Release

Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:56

While we wait for the second season of Fox's fun show "Sleepy Hollow" to premiere on September 22nd, the complete first season has just been dated for DVD and Blu-ray release, and it's coming our way jam-packed with bonus features. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release
Created by the writers of Star Trek (2009) and Transformers (2007) comes this suspenseful and witty series inspired by Washington Irving’s supernatural classic.

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a British expatriate who dies in the American Revolution, is revived in upstate New York during the time of the cell phone – as is the evil Headless Horseman, who plans to annihilate mankind! Teaming with a feisty police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie), Crane races to vanquish the newly unearthed dark forces – or face the impending apocalypse.

Own “Sleepy Hollow” Season One, and bring home a musketful of special features including commentaries, deleted scenes, and more!

Blu-ray and DVD Special Features

  • Welcome to Sleepy Hollow – Follow the creative journey of the cast, creators and crew on the making of “Sleepy Hollow”
  • Mysteries and Mythology – The Secrets and Demons of “Sleepy Hollow”
  • Audio commentaries: “Pilot” – featuring Executive Producers Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Len Wiseman and “The Indispensable Man” / “Bad Blood” – featuring Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman and stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie
  • The Corbin Case Files – A look inside the files of Sheriff August Corbin and the mysteries of “Sleepy Hollow”
  • Welcome to the 21st Century, Mr. Crane – A mash-up of moments when Ichabod marvels at technology, contemporary culture, and doughnut holes
  • The Horseman – Featurette about the horses behind the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their trainer
  • The Horseman's Head – Special-effects featurette on the creation of Headless’ head.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

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    ‘Monsters Unplugged’ Is Perfect For Sitting Around The Campfire

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:45

    Graveyard Calling Horror Records has released a free 21-track album of horror-themed acoustic songs that are perfect for your next camping trip! Featuring artists such as The Zombie Dandies, Wolfman Chuck & The Spookalele Of Doom, Telling Tasha, Bad Whoremoans, and more, the album can be heard below.

    21 monsters, deep in the woods, with no flesh to eat and no blood to suck, just a handful of instruments, crudely crafted from coffin lids to keep them entertained! Like a monster campfire jam in a graveyard, the album features tracks on guitars, violins, ukuleles and more.

    A cassette of the next double feature will be out next month!

    Monsters Unplugged by Various Artists

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    Never-Before-Seen ‘Halloween’ Photos In “On Set with John Carpenter”

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:24

    Now available for pre-order on Amazon is “On Set with John Carpenter”, a new book featuring never-before-seen photography from his classics including Halloween.

    Explains the release: “As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York.

    This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.”

    Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s photos have appeared in numerous magazines including Music World, Feature, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and People. She worked for Island Records, covering reggae performers all over Jamaica and shot the iconic High Times cover of Bob Marley. She has worked for over 40 years as a movie still photographer.

    Titan Books set the it for release on October 21, 2014.

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    Journal of the Plague Year Excerpt

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:11

    Abaddon books has hit us with an excerpt from their newest omnibus Journal of the Plague Year from C. B. Harvey, Malcolm Cross, and Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s the newest entry in the Afterblight Chronicles series. The world ended when The Cull swept through civilization killing billions and sparing only a few who were blessed with the right blood. But in times of need, heroes must rise.

    The collection features three separate stories, and we here at Bloody-Disgusting are happy to offer a look at Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Bloody Deluge. A story where biochemist Katy Lewkowitz and colleague Dr Emil Weber flee the brutal cult of ‘The New Teutonic Order’ who are set on purging “undesirables;” as they take refuge within the walls of the Jasna Góra monastery a battle of faith ensues that could decide the future of humankind.

    For your reading pleasure, courtesy of Abaddon Books:

     

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    Sony Bringing More Toho Godzilla Collection Titles to Blu-ray Along with the Mothra Trilogy

    Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:06

    When Sony released a slew of Heisei and Millennium series Godzilla movies as double feature Blu-rays this May, there were several noticeably absent titles. Those three films and a trio of modern Mothra flicks are finally due on Blu.

    SciFi Japan reports that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing two more entries in its Toho Godzilla Collection this September and, as an added bonus (for the dozen or so people that enjoy them, kaiju completists, or mere gluttons for punishment), all three installments of the late 90s Rebirth of Mothra trilogy.

    The one and only true King of the Monsters roared not only back to life following Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Hollywood reboot debacle but also back to multiplexes in the US in Toho’s loopy relaunch Godzilla 2000. The Big G battles both the Japanese military, a UFO that looks suspiciously like a metallic bed pan, and a rubbersuit monstrosity named Orga that looks like a Jim Henson creation gone horribly awry.

    While Godzilla 2000 will be the only title available on this disc, you can very much consider it a double feature since you will be getting two different versions of the film. Included will be the goofily dubbed American big screen release version that runs 99 minutes and the English-subtitled Japanese version that runs 107 minutes.

    On the double feature front, the film widely hailed as the best Toho Godzilla movie of the modern era Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack gets paired with another popular entry, Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla for its Blu-ray bow.

    The former from Shusuke Kaneko (aka the director of the highly-acclaimed 90s Gamera reboot trilogy and the live-action Death Note movies) returned Godzilla to his more malevolent roots, making him an unstoppable force of supernatural vengeance that can only be defeated by the three mystical Holy Beasts of Yamato: Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Baragon. When Ghidorah is cast as one of the good monsters, you know Godzilla’s gone super bad.

    The Millennium series reboot of the MechaGodzilla rivalry also delves into the metaphysical by having this MechaGodzilla (now called “Kiryu”) being a melding of cybernetics and the skeleton of the original 1954 Godzilla disintegrated by the Oxygen Destroyer. There’s still some life left in those bones and that causes even bigger problems for the Japanese military. There’s also a very depressed child way too attached to a plant helping to make this perhaps the most emo of all Godzilla movies.

    Sure, it would have made far more sense to pair Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla with its direct sequel, Tokyo SOS. You’ll have to take that up with the folks at Sony.

    Then, because why the hell not, they’re going to release Rebirth of Mothra 1, 2, and 3 together on one Blu-ray. Prior to the 1998 Godzilla, when the genre was in a boom period and it looked like the King of the Monsters was going to be Hollywood’s for a while, Toho hatched the idea to make a series of Mothra-centric films catering to the young girl audience. The result was a trilogy of movies that don’t get mentioned very often for good reasons – none of which are good.

    If I recall correctly (I’ve only seen each of these films once a long time ago), Rebirth of Mothra featured the Queen of the Monsters battling a terrible-looking variation of King Ghidorah named Death Ghidorah whose objective is to destroy all the forests in Japan, the twin fairies befriend some children and contend with evil fairies, and there are mini-Mothra dogfights in the kids’ home. The only clear memory I have of this film is that I found it to be insufferable.

    Rebirth of Mothra II I seem to remember being a smidge less hate-inducing. This one saw Earth’s guardian insect contending with a reptilian/manta pollution monster and transforming into “Aqua Mothra” in order to do so. I also have hazy memories of the movie coming to a screeching halt for a J-pop Mothra music video montage. I could have dreamt that last part but I’m not sure.

    Rebirth of Mothra III, unless I’m mistaken, was the one that boasted an inane time travel plot and tried to explain that King Ghidorah single-handedly (or should I write “triple-headedly”) wiped out the dinosaurs. Honestly, I know I saw it but I’ll be damned if I remember a frame of it. I do seem to remember others claiming this one to be the best of the series for whatever reason. For the record, this is the first time this particular sequel has ever been released for home entertainment in North America.

    Godzilla 2000, GMK/GxMG double feature, and the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy will arrive on Blu-ray September 9th. All will be digitally remastered in High Definition and English and Japanese audio options.

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    Take a Sneak Peek at Less Than a Whisper

    Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:00

    A special sneak peek of filmmaker Francis Xavier's latest genre project, Less Than a Whisper, has found its way online, and we have it for you right here to dig on! Check out its nearly four minutes NOW.

    "This is a story that I've been waiting to make into a film for many years now, and broadly speaking, there are many surprises," Xavier tells us. "My passion for film is expressed through the story, which I have done for many years now."

    "Having always been surrounded by art and cinema all my 52 years, I have developed my film and artistic skills, as well as my creative eye, watching great directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. I always felt people watched movies to be entertained, and the key note of Less Than a Whisper, the thing I should be concerned with, the thing I'm aiming for, the thing I'm working toward, is entertainment. What I’m creating is a function of providing an adult, meaningful, exciting, challenging ghost story without dealing with any controversy necessarily. A movie should make a comment on the things that affect our lives. It's my thinking that an audience will sit still, listen, and watch a well-told story, and I truly believe Less Than a Whisper is that story."

    Xavier also wrote the film and stars alongside Sonia Monroy (in her first American movie).

    Look for more on this one soon.

    Synopsis
    Robert and Taylor Usher expect to be happy in their new home in Northridge, California, where years ago murder and mutilations destroyed the former residents. It doesn’t matter to the Ushers until those who caused the deaths come back... those that live in the earth, those that need, those that are not human. The Ushers' new house stands between them and what they must have. THEY'RE COMING.

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    Full Trailer for Syfy's Summer Schlockbuster Sharknado 2: The Second One Hopes to Take Social Media by Storm

    Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:47

    The night Sharknado 2: The Second One airs, what do you think will generate the most social media traffic? Those watching and snarking, those not watching but still snarking, or those bitching about all the Sharknado snarking as if this movie’s existence is their new 9/11?

    Love it or hate it, The Asylum’s Sharknado is a bona fide pop culture phenomenon, one bolstered almost entirely by social media. But can lightning strike twice, or has Sharknado already jumped the proverbial shark?

    Syfy has finally put up the full trailer for this summer’s biggest schlockbuster (though you did give it a run for its money, Amazing Spider-Man 2), and it looks like the same movie as before only now in New York City with more sharks, more Ian Ziering trying to become the most iconic chainsaw-wielding b-movie hero since Ash, more celebrity cameos (Perez Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Kurt Angle, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Pepa, Biz Markie, Judah Friedlander, and more), and 100x more self-awareness. That self-awareness could ultimately prove to be the film’s undoing or its saving grace.

    We will all find out on July 30th on Syfy at 9/8 Central when Sharknado 2: The Second One attempts to take television by storm and become all the rage on Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, Tinder, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Live Journal… ummm, 4Chan, Buzzfeed, Match.com, Drudge Report, Craigslist, Pornhub… You get the idea.

    And don’t’ forget the original Sharknado returns to theaters this Thursday when Rifftrax Live gives the film the MST3K treatment.

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    First Artwork and New Still for V/H/S: Viral Go Viral; Release News

    Dread Central - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:41

    Magnet Releasing has just released some goodies for the final part of the V/H/S trilogy, V/H/S: Viral, along with some release news. Look for the flick on VOD platforms October 23, 2014, with a limited theatrical run slated for November 21, 2014.

    V/H/S: Viral features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Marcel Sarmiento (ABCs of Death segment "D is for Dogfight"), Gregg Bishop (The Other Side, Dance of the Dead, The Birds of Anger), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring, Wrecked), along with Todd Lincoln (The Apparition).

    Gary Binkow and Brad Miska produced for Collective Digital Studio and Bloody Disgusting, marking their third collaboration with Magnet on the V/H/S films.

    V/H/S: Viral's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters who unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

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    Finally, a Multiplayer Horror Game That Pits Humans Against Sharks

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:30

    Now that this is becoming an actual, playable game, I can’t help but wonder why it hasn’t been done sooner. You see, I have a belief that we all have a bit of Jaws that resides within us, waiting to be set free. And soon, we’ll be able to let that beast out, thanks to an indie developer that’s currently working on a competitive multiplayer game in which a team of humans battle a pack of great white sharks. It’s called Depth, and it sounds magical.

    The concept is equal parts simple. You can either play as a diver equipped with a harpoon or a Great White Shark. The former relies on teamwork with your fellow players to survive, while the latter is more than capable of using its superior strength, speed, and dual rows of razor-sharp teeth to eviscerate any unsuspecting soul who’s not paying close enough attention to their surroundings.

    One of the more intriguing things about this game is that your enemy can come from anywhere. It’s all underwater, so having total awareness of your environment and your blind spots, even above and below your character, is crucial.

    Depth has my attention, and I’m sure it does yours. It’s had a bit of a troubled development — the game was put on hold back in 2012, only to resurface pretty recently — but now it sounds like the project is again moving forward with the possibility of its coming to Steam Early Access. Below you’ll find a trailer and some screenshots. They’re dated, but they should give you a decent idea of what they’re looking to accomplish with this nifty concept.


    GDC 2012 – Gameplay Trailer ! – Indie DB

    For more on Depth, you can follow it on IndieDB.

    Categories: Horror News

    Highly Limited ‘Ghostbusters’ 12″ Available For Pre-Order

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:30

    Norman Records has opened up pre-orders for a Ghostbusters 12″ that is limited to 1,000 copies to mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. With 10 tracks on 120gram vinyl, this reissue comes long after being out of print and features music from Air Supply, Ray Parker Jr., The Bus Boys, and, of course, the classic title music from composer Elmer Bernstein.

    Order the album here.

    Categories: Horror News