TIFF 2014: The Editor One-Sheet Lets the Nipple Slip

Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02

Playing as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival is the upcoming giallo-comedy The Editor. Check out this new and nippular retro-poster!

Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy direct the flick, which is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Giallo legend Udo Kier stars alongside Brooks and Tristan Risk.

Synopsis
A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

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The Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack Checks In August 25th

Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:53

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the BATES MOTEL - Original Television Series Soundtrack, featuring the original score composed by Chris Bacon, digitally and on CD August 25th. We have all the details you need right here.

Chris Bacon burst onto the film-scoring scene with his full throttled score for Duncan Jones’ hit thriller Source Code. He earned his first Emmy® Award Nomination for the underscore for the second half of NBC’s "Smash" Season 1.

His recent work includes the score to John Putch’s Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Season 2 of "Smash," and Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Sworn to Silence.

“In my early conversations with the show's producers about the score's direction, they made it clear that we are not trying to re-create or pay homage to the original Psycho, which was good news because that's one of the most iconic and recognizable scores of all time and my attempts to emulate would most likely come across as a cheap imitation,” explained Bacon.

He added, “'Bates Motel' is not so much a horror show as a psychological drama with real elements of emotion, tension, humor, as well as some horrific events. The tightrope has been trying to play the real emotion between Norma and Norman while maintaining just enough discomfort to underplay the dysfunctional elements of their relationship.”

Produced by Universal Television for A&E, "Bates Motel" is a television series drama inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining film Psycho. It is a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates; his relationship with his mother, Norma; and the world they inhabit. Viewers have access to their dark, twisted back story and learn first-hand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all. The "Bates Motel" cast includes Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell.

"There are several musical themes that weave their way throughout the series," said Bacon. "Most prominent are probably the quasi-love theme between Norman and Norma and a more mysterious theme that we first hear in connection with the house, which evolved into the overall theme of the show and its psychology. In addition there are thematic accompaniments for many of Norman's relationships, which include his brother, Dylan; friend-zone girlfriend Emma; object-of-desire Bradley; and forbidden fruit Miss Watson."

Season 3 of "Bates Motel" will premiere in early 2015. For more info visit "Bates Motel" on AEtv.com, "like" "Bates Motel" on Facebook, and stop by "Bates Motel" on Instagram.

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Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film Gallery In Seattle!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:22

The EMP Museum in Seattle is hosting the “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film” gallery, which is an in-depth look at horror, and how it’s expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture.

Open all summer, guests can examine the pivotal role that horror plays in the human experience.

Three iconic horror directors — Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth — have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can safely explore the spectrum of cinematic horror, from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

Visitors can view artifacts that include the script from ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ the alien creature suit from ‘Alien,’ and Jack Torrance’s axe from ‘The Shining’; watch interviews with the directors; and scream bloody murder. Interactive highlights include a Scream Booth, Horror Soundscapes, Monster Timeline, and Philip Worthington’s interactive shadow monster installation.

Beware! Due to the subject matter explored, this exhibition has a suggested rating of PG-13.

Click on over to the official website for tons of photos and information. We’re jealous of anyone who is able to attend.

Pictured: Axe from The Shining, 1980. From the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
Photos courtesy of EMP staff.

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Check Out Dark Horse’s Prometheus/Aliens/AVP/Predator: FIRE & STONE Sampler!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:01

This is something that is available over at the Dark Horse website, but I couldn’t resist. These are easily my four most anticipated titles of the fall, and after you dig into this sampler you’ll understand why. They’ve tapped some of the best talent in the industry to come together and reinvigorate a franchise that has terrified many for years.



GET TO DARK HORSE NOW and preorder these bad boys.

Keep your eyes glued to the site in the coming months. My coverage will be relentless.

A quest to salvage a lost ship sets in motion a saga sprawling forward and backward through time, with a universe of horror drawn to one world—and a fantastic team of writers and artists have gathered to tell the tale. Spread across four different titles, with a final chapter coming from Kelly Sue DeConnick, Fire and Stone starts here, in four intro chapters from the first issues of Prometheus, Aliens, AVP & Predator.

Joshua Williamson and Chris Mooneyham are going to give us the best PREDATOR series ever by the looks of it.

Writers:
Paul TobinChris RobersonChris SebelaJoshua Williamson
Artists:
Juan FerreryaPatric ReynoldsAriel OlivettiChris Mooneyham

 

FOC for Prometheus is 8/18. Order it using this: JUL140053

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Cinema’s Most Terrifying Sex Scenes!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:54

Alfred Hitchcock once delivered a disturbing bit of directorial advice: “Film your love scenes like murders, and your murders like love scenes.” Or something like that… the details are a bit vague. Whether Hitch made that exact declaration or not, the concept is still disturbing – and says a lot about artists, storytellers and audiences’ relationship to sex in general. As open-minded and progressive as we often pretend to be as a culture, I suspect that, deep down, Americans are still pretty scared of sex – and even of ourselves as sexual beings. Of course, wherever fear lurks, eventually someone will step in to capitalize on it… and no creative medium captures the collective imagination more completely than the movies. In that light, I’ve selected some significant cinematic examples of physical love taken to its most horrific extremes.

Not all of these scenes come from horror films, but they are all unquestionably the stuff of nightmares… and probably caused many hours of intense therapy among sensitive viewers. Please note that I’m trying to avoid scenes depicting overt rape, as that represents a very different kind of monster (in other words, no Evil Dead tree-porking or rape-revenge scenarios like I Spit on Your Grave). The intercourse in most of these scenes is more or less consensual… or at least within the context of the story. In horror, it’s sometimes hard to define these things.

It probably goes without saying, but I should point out that there’s a few naughty bits on display here, so this post is not entirely work-safe.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar: The Last Pickup

This 1977 drama, based on a novel (and a true story), is the least horror-themed film on this list, but the final minutes are among the scariest I’ve ever witnessed. Diane Keaton’s deeply troubled schoolteacher tries to chase away her personal demons through drugs and a series of rough one-night stands, but when she picks up a disturbed man (Tom Berenger) on New Year’s Eve, she gets far more than she bargained for. Stephen King listed the film’s last scene in his horror thesis Danse Macabre as one of the scariest ever committed to film, and I can see why. It comes out of left field and completely flips the story in the most sudden and nightmarish way possible… and then we fade to black.

Blue Velvet: Frank’s Frightening Fetish

If a director could be singled out for dissecting more of his own mental hangups on film than any other artist, David Lynch would get my vote. There are probably more interpretations of his surreal images than frames of film that comprise them, but I think I’ve mapped at least one tiny fragment of the man’s worldview: he seems simultaneously terrified and attracted to sex. It’s in nearly all of his art in some form or another, but no more obviously than this scene from his 1986 cult classic, in which Dennis Hopper as psychopathic Frank Booth indulges a bizarre sexual fetish with the masochistic Dorothy (Isabella Rossellini), which involves huffing nitrous oxide and a kind of “reverse birth” role-play. No matter how creepy that sounds, Hopper’s performance makes it a hundred times more disturbing.

Basket Case: Belial’s Betrayal

Frank Henenlotter’s insanely sleazy debut feature boasts dozens of memorably whacked-out moments… but the most horrific of these begins as a surreal dream sequence featuring young Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) running stark naked through the NYC streets to pay a nocturnal visit to his girlfriend Susan (Terri Susan Smith) for a little sleepy-eyed nookie. What we soon realize – as does Susan, to her absolute horror – is that Duane is not actually present; it’s his lumpish, telepathic former conjoined twin Belial who’s humping the poor girl to death (I mean that literally; we even get to see the sticky aftermath). Only the seedy grindhouse atmosphere and low-rent makeup effects will protect viewers from losing their sanity after what they’ve just witnessed onscreen.

The Howling: Bill Gets His Furry Freak On

I’ve seen this 1981 werewolf classic a dozen times, and it just gets more entertaining with each viewing. But when I first saw it as a young pup, I didn’t pick up on Joe Dante’s biting satire and genre savvy – not because I didn’t get it, but because I was too busy pissing myself in terror. One of the scenes that freaked me out the most was the savage mating of Bill (Christopher Stone) and Marsha (Elisabeth Brooks), which begins as a fireside grope-fest and shifts quickly into a fit of drooling, hair-sprouting and (natch) howling as the pair transform into beasts – literally “bumping uglies.” In my early adolescence, the idea of sex was both fascinating and terrifying enough, not to mention the notion of sprouting hair in unexpected places, and this image made it very tangible. Sure, it looks a bit silly today, but 33 years ago… damn.

Angel Heart: Steamy, With a Chance of Showers

The dreamy aura of doom that hangs over Alan Parker’s supernatural noir is so tangible you can almost touch it, so you’d think that a sudden burst of unexplained surrealism would not be so shocking. But back in 1987, this sticky-hot blend of eroticism and gallons of gore was just too much for MPAA censors to handle, and a large portion of it was cut from the theatrical print. The intense and explicit bed-wrestling between Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) and Epiphany Proudfoot (Lisa Bonet) would have pushed the boundaries enough without the blood-flood, but most viewers today are so jaded they wouldn’t bat an eye. Still, there’s something undeniably hot about this scene… and that may be the most disturbing thing about it.

Rosemary’s Baby: “This is really happening!”

Shocking and controversial for 1968, this notorious sequence from Roman Polanski’s classic is pretty PG-13 by today’s standards, but that doesn’t make it any less haunting. The scene finds young Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) in an apparently drugged, half-conscious state, during which her douchey, self-absorbed husband Guy (John Cassavetes) seems to be drunkenly forcing himself on her. That brutish act would be upsetting enough, but as it turns out, Guy may not be the real perpetrator. We catch brief, distorted glimpses of a hairy, demonic beast through Rosemary’s point-of-view, as she is seemingly offered to the thing in a shadowy occult ritual. In the scene’s most chilling moment, she experiences a sudden flash of clarity as she realizes that she’s not dreaming. Up to this point, Rosemary has been depicted as a chaste, childlike girl, which makes this supernatural violation far more unsettling.

Shivers: Parasitic Pool Party

Along with David Lynch, I’d also include David Cronenberg as one of very few filmmakers who splatter their fears all over the screen… and the viewer. At the start of his career, Cronenberg tackled the concept of “body horror” – which, of course, includes fear of our reproductive system and all its parts. I could pick half a dozen films that fit the bill, but his first feature Shivers (a.k.a. They Came From Within) tackles the subject without a filter, holding back nothing in its depiction of a phallic parasite that turns its hosts into ravenous sexual predators. The film climaxes in the swimming pool of a futuristic apartment complex, in which nearly all the residents – from very young children to the elderly – paw and grope each other in an all-out orgy that’s not the least bit sexy.

Teeth: The Jaws of Justice

Ouch. Seriously, guys, don’t be rapin’. If you’ve even considered taking a woman against her will, you should be forced to watch Teeth on an endless loop, with no bathroom breaks. You’ve probably heard this premise – virginal teenager Dawn (Jess Weixler) discovers she possesses a very literal vagina dentata, which severs the offending member (or digits, in one case) of any man who tries to violate her against her will. Lots of would-be molesters get theirs in hideously graphic ways, but my personal leg-crossing fave would have to be the literal revenge sex of the film’s climax, after which the offending wiener is gobbled by a dog. Again, ouch.

Deadgirl: Just Another Hole?

So, is it rape if the victim is dead? How about if she’s undead? In this disturbing but oddly touching horror drama, I’d say the answer is yes… and even more upsetting than the sexual exploitation of the nameless zombie girl (whose contagious condition is never explained) by a group of troubled high school boys is the way it reveals the living characters’ darkest natures. We’re encouraged to choose sides in favor of the mostly sympathetic protagonist Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez), but his willingness to exploit the situation makes him suspect – especially when he convinces his crush’s dickish boyfriend to have a go with the deadgirl… with predictably nasty results.

Cabin Fever: Wrong Time of the Month

Eli Roth’s feature debut plays its central premise of flesh-eating bacteria mostly for laughs… with a few horrific exceptions. One of the film’s most unnerving revelations comes when Paul (Rider Strong) tries to sneak a little finger-banging action with his crush Karen (Jordan Ladd), who in a previous scene is shown drinking contaminated water. Our boy slides into home, so to speak, but soon finds the situation a bit… well, stickier than he expected. For me, the film’s most genuinely horrifying moment comes shortly after, when Karen’s friends give in to their paranoia and abandon her to her grisly fate.

Friday the 13th Part 2: The Sex-Kebab

Yeah, I know they stole this murder scene (and a handful of others) from Mario Bava’s Bay of Blood, but let’s face it: Friday the 13th and its sequels are far more ingrained in American pop culture than Bava’s works, so I’m going with this one. It’s still effective, despite the absence of the MPAA-snipped wide shot showing Jason’s spear penetrating Jeff (Bill Randolph) – mostly thanks to the close-up of Sandra’s (Marta Kober) horrified face and the bloody spear-point striking the floor with a heavy, wet thunk. The fact that the murder is preceded by a fairly tender love scene between a loving couple makes it a bit more jarring than its Italian counterpart.

Trouble Every Day: She Could Just Eat You Up

This cult item from French director Claire Denis features a truly horrifying set-piece: eerie, animalistic beauty Coré (Beatrice Dalle) plays a woman suffering from an unexplained medical disorder which compels her to literally devour her lovers; in the film’s most disturbing and graphic scene, she wordlessly convinces a young burglar to break into her boarded-up room, presumably with the promise of sex, then promptly chows down on his tender young flesh, gnawing away with wild-eyed glee… while he’s still very much alive. The entire grisly scene plays out in real time, contrasting the boy’s dying screams with Dalle’s lip-smacking delight.

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Another Look at NECA's Glorious Ultimate Freddy

Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:41

From Figures.com comes another look at NECA's Ultimate Freddy collectible, which will be hitting stores this fall in celebration of the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Check it out, and then wipe your mouth when you're done. That drool is just unbecoming.

This deluxe 7-inch collectible comes with a new fully articulated body and a wealth of accessories.

NECA’s 30th Anniversary Ultimate Freddy features:

  • Three new interchangeable head portraits (closed mouth, open mouth grimace, and skull face)
  • All new fully articulated legs (ball-hinged thighs and knees)
  • Alternate severed fingers (left hand)
  • Removable fedora
  • New tongue phone
  • New dead skin mask
  • Deluxe packaging

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    Take a Sledge to This New Trailer

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:31

    We've managed to get Peter Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer" out of our heads long enough to bring you word of the latest terror tale featuring a tool-wielding psychopath, Sledge. Read on for details, artwork, and even a trailer. Do it now, damn it! Don't make us bring the hammer down.

    From the Press Release
    He didn’t drown. He didn’t burn. He’s just a psychopath with a sledgehammer. SLEDGE, a "bloody" good horror comedy in the tradition of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and Shaun of the Dead, premieres on VOD September 2nd and DVD on October 7th.

    A spoof of the horror genre and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, the film fixes on a psychopath who believes not only is he in a movie and video game, but he’s the hero of this story.

    “Sledge is a horror comedy that takes a loving poke to the horror classics we all grew up with,” says writer and co-director Kristian Hanson. “Adam Lynch is an original slasher who loves to talk and make jokes as he viciously mutilates the dumb campers who always return to a site of mass murders for no apparent reason.”

    Hanson says SLEDGE is a movie made for the horror fan like himself.

    “The overall idea of Sledge was to make a horror film that I would want to see. I love horror comedy, and instead of having the typical brooding giant mute, I went for the funny and psychotic killer who always seems to be shorter than his victims. I wanted to pay homage to the greats like Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, and Pinhead but put my own personal spin on it with my type of inappropriate humor. Adam Lynch is a slasher that brings the funny and the body count.”

    SLEDGE is directed by John B. Sovie II and Kristian Hanson and stars Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell, and Hanson as Adam Lynch.

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    Kathryn Morris Finds The Perfect Guy

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:22

    Everyone out there is searching for their perfect partner. Until I found mine, I was happy just chilling with my pets and playing video games in between drunken stupors which led to polka dancing and random acts of violence and nudity. And if you think that's scary...

    Deadline is reporting that Kathryn Morris (pictured) has joined the Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy. Sanaa Lathan stars as a woman who meets the seemingly perfect guy (Michael Ealy), but he turns into a sociopathic stalker when she breaks up with him.

    Morris will play Karen, the mother of an all-boys family who is a close confidante of Lathan’s character and offers counsel and wisdom about her romances. Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley also star in the film from director David M. Rosenthal and writer Tyger Williams.

    More as it comes!

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    Neil Marshall Gives Off a Dark Signal

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:16

    Screen Daily just scored the skinny on the next film the wonderful Neil Marshall will be executive producing. That's right, kids; get ready to receive a Dark Signal from director Edward Evers-Swindell.

    Co-written by Antony Jones and Evers-Swindell, the film will center on a stranded woman who must solve the mystery of a murdered girl whose spirit has returned with a message.

    The film will be shot entirely on location in Wales from August 18 through September 13. Great setting for a ghost story, eh?

    Look for more on this one as soon as we get it!

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    2 Bedroom 1 Bath - New Stills; Release Info!

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:05

    On tap right now are a new trailer and a set of fresh stills from Stanley Yung's new spooker 2 Bedroom 1 Bath. Look for the flick in limited California theatres beginning on September 5th, and stay tuned for VOD/home video news to follow.

    From the Press Release
    Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios have partnered to give horror fans a new thrill with their haunting new film 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, coming to theaters on Friday, September 5th.

    Starring Michelle Hicks (Mullholland Drive, “The Shield”) and Andrew W. Walker (Steel Toes, Against the Wall), 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH is the chilling tale of a couple whose seemingly perfect dream home quickly becomes their nightmare.

    This psychological thriller comes from the new voice in horror, writer/director Stanley Yung, producer Al Bravo (The Chicago 8, The Wailer), and the independent studio that brought audiences the cult horror film The Wailer (La Llorona). As one of Hollywood’s most promising independent producers, Al Bravo creates films that explore a variety of genres, describing his approach as “American with a Latino touch.” His studio’s latest feature-length effort, 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, will have a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles.

    Co-starring Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight), Costas Mandylor (Saw series), and Dee Wallace (The Howling, E.T.), this ghostly tale shows that there is no turning back once you unleash the evils of the past. In 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, a young couple’s dream of “happily-ever-after” turns into a horrifying nightmare.

    Synopsis
    Rachel (Hicks) and Kevin Foster (Walker) have finally found the ideal apartment where they can build a future and raise their children. It’s a fresh start for their sometimes troubled marriage, but as they begin to settle into their new home, their plans are quickly interrupted. Strange occurrences in the apartment begin to invade Kevin’s dreams and challenge Rachel’s sanity. The hauntings are so terrorizing that Kevin is forced to delve into the history of their new home, and he uncovers a shocking past that threatens to destroy his and Rachel’s future.

    For more info be sure to "like" 2 Bedroom 1 Bath on Facebook and also visit the official 2 Bedroom 1 Bath website. Click here for dates and showtimes.

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    Chelsea Wolfe Releases Mark Pellington-Directed “Lone” Video

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:00

    Dark singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has released a video for “Lone”, the title track from her one-hour film, which was directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road). The track is soft, its notes almost whispering across a desert. Very lovely indeed.

    The full Lone film is available on iTunes.

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    Slash Sends in the Clowns at Halloween Horror Nights

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:50

    The official word is here from Universal regarding yet another haunted attraction they plan to be featuring at this year's Halloween Horror Nights. We mentioned earlier that clowns would be coming, but we didn't know Slash would be the one driving the fabled clown car!

    From the Press Release
    Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician Slash, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at Halloween Horror Nights, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

    While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of Halloween Horror Nights, this collaboration with prolific guitarist Slash marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event. This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for Slash, whose new album, World on Fire, debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his “Let Rock Rule” World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

    Infused with the rocker’s hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns. The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through “Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,” a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio scheme to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.

    “I’m a HUGE fan of Halloween Horror Nights and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror,” said Slash. “I’ve been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year’s event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze. I can’t wait to see the fans’ reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself.”

    “It’s an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. “From the moment I heard Slash’s original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it’s great having Slash be a part of this incredible event.”

    Slash has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a Grammy Award and seven Grammy Award nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named Slash #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. Slash helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome to the Jungle.” After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim with Slash’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Slash's critically well-received self-titled biography climbed the bestseller lists in both the U.S. and U.K., hitting #8 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Slash landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010), which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. Slash and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012), which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” Slash released Nothing Left To Fear (2013), the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. Slash and his band will release their new album, World on Fire, September 16, 2014.

    Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “An American Werewolf in London,” based on Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series; and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

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    Win a Copy of The Walking Dead Season 4 Tree Zombie Box Set!

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:40

    AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 4 is coming home, as always, in three different editions: DVD, Blu-ray, and Collector's Edition Blu-ray; and we have YOUR chance to score the best of the bunch right here! Right now!

    To enter for your chance to win the Tree Zombie Box Set, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on August 25th.

    THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Release Details
    August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on August 26th.

    Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray™ release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes seen for the first time!

    Another “Walking Dead” home entertainment release tradition, started with the Season 2 Blu-ray™ set, is the unique concept packaging by renowned collectibles creator McFarlane Toys. Following in the “shuffling” footsteps of Season 2’s “Walker Head” and Season 3’s “Walker Aquarium,” THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in a Blu-ray™ limited edition “Tree Walker” package. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray™ limited edition.

    Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” enjoyed its most popular season to date, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49. Whether evading walkers, resisting a super flu outbreak, escaping the fall of their temporary prison haven and desperately searching for a sanctuary called Terminus, the on-going story of a group of survivors under the protective watch and leadership of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Dr. Herschel Greene (Scott Wilson) continues to capture viewers’ imaginations on a global scale.

    THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).

    Technical Specs
    Blu-ray™:

  • Color
  • 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio – Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions
  • Not Rated
  • 696 Minutes
  • English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1/French: Dolby Surround 2.0
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
  • Spanish Subtitles

    DVD:

  • Color
  • 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio – Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions
  • Not Rated
  • 688 Minutes
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1/French: Dolby Surround 2.0
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
  • Spanish Subtitles

    Special Features
    Blu-ray™

  • Extended Episodes:
    - Episodes 9 (“After”), and 14 (“The Grove”) are extended on the Blu-ray™ only.
  • Featurettes:
    - Inside THE WALKING DEAD
    - The Making of THE WALKING DEAD
    - Drawing Inspiration
    - Hershel
    - The Governor Is Back
    - Society, Science & Survival
    - Inside KNB EFX
    - A Journey Back to Brutality
    - Deleted Scenes
  • Commentaries:
    - Episode 1 (“30 Days Without An Accident”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager Tom Luse and Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor/Director Greg Nicotero
    - Episode 5 (“Internment”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple and Actor Scott Wilson (Hershel)
    - Episode 9 (“After”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor /Director Greg Nicotero, Co-Executive Producer Denise Huth and Actor Danai Gurira (Michonne)
    - Episode 12 (“Still”): Audio Commentary with Director Julius Ramsay and Actor Emily Kinney (Beth); Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer Angela Kang and Actor Norman Reedus (Daryl)
    -Episode14 (“The Grove”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Denise Huth and Actor Andrew Lincoln

    DVD

  • Featurettes:
    - Inside THE WALKING DEAD
    - The Making of THE WALKING DEAD
    - Drawing Inspiration
    - Hershel
    - The Governor Is Back
    Society, Science & Survival
    Inside KNB EFX
    - A Journey Back to Brutality
    - Deleted Scenes
  • Commentaries:
    - Episode 1 (“30 Days Without An Accident”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager Tom Luse and Executive Producer/Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor /Director Greg Nicotero
    - Episode 5 (“Internment”): Audio Commentary with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple and Actor Scott Wilson (Hershel)
    - Episode 12 (“Still”): Audio Commentary with Director Julius Ramsay and Actor Emily Kinney (Beth); Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer Angela Kang and Actor Norman Reedus (Daryl)
    - Episode 14(“The Grove”): Audio Commentary with Director Michael E. Satrazemis and Actors Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) and Melissa McBride (Carol)

    Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October.

    To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.

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    ‘Godzilla’ Roars Back to Theaters In 2018

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:36

    Even though Gareth Edwards is developing one of the three Star Wars spinoffs, he’s committing to the return of Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, who have slated the sequel for June 8, 2018.

    What’s fun about this date is that Legendary’s King Kong prequel, Skull Island, opens in 2016, which could be tied into the franchise and eventually lead to both Kong and Godzilla facing off.

    This summer’s Godzilla, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, recently joined the $500M club.

    Categories: Horror News

    Official Hannibal Season 2 Specs Takes a Bite Out of Home Video

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:00

    Here at Dread Central we love "Hannibal." Honestly, I still think we don't deserve a show as good as it is! If you haven't watched it, please rectify that situation IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner. With Season 2 about to come home, you have no excuse. Speaking of which...

    From the Press Release
    Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series, will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

    From Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies,” comes the complete second season of the deliciously dark and twisted show.

    Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy Award® nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I, 2005), and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, What's Love Got to Do with It, 1993). The show co-stars Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s “Off the Map”) and guest stars Hettienne Park (Young Adult), Scott Thompson (TV’s “The Colbert Report”), Aaron Abrams (TV’s “The LA Complex”), Gillian Anderson (TV’s “X-Files”), Raul Esparza (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie), Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex in the City”), Michael Pitt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), and Katharine Isabelle (Syfy’s “Being Human”).

    Premiering to over 4.8 million viewers, Hannibal continues its second season with Will Graham (Dancy) locked in a mental asylum, accused of Hannibal Lecter’s (Mikkelsen) crimes. Jack Crawford (Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack’s new consultant on cases. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show nothing can ever be the same again.

    Before Hannibal Season 3 airs on NBC, catch up with Hannibal: Season Two, which contains all 13 episodes on three discs loaded with special features that include select episode audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a feature-length documentary on the making of Episode 2.05, featurettes on the style of Hannibal Lector and the prosthetics and effects in the show, cast and crew reflections on Season 2, webisodes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Hannibal: Season Two Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively.

    Special Features

  • Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew
  • This Is My Design Documentary
  • “The Style of a Killer” featurette
  • “Bodies of Lies” featurette
  • Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions
  • Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

    Be sure to visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.

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    Sleepy Hollow Adds Aunjanue Ellis as Abbie and Jenny's Mom

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:55

    Sure, the character may be assumed to be dead, but in the world of "Sleepy Hollow" there are no sure things, as evidenced by this recent casting news for the character of Abbie and Jenny's mother, Lori Mills.

    Per Entertainment Weekly, Aunjanue Ellis ("The Mentalist") will portray Mrs. Mills. As we'll learn, due to Lori’s mental condition, both Abbie and Jenny were taken from their mother as children and made wards of the state, eventually ending up in foster care.

    The girls believe their mother was crazy, unstable, even dangerous, and that 16 years ago she committed suicide while in the hospital’s mental ward. However, Abbie (Nicole Beharie) and Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) will learn the real truth about their mother when new information surfaces.

    "Sleepy Hollow" focuses on a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who’s pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Along for the wild ride is a modern-day cop, Lt. Abbie Mills (Beharie).

    Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, and John Noble return, and joining the show this coming season are Timothy Busfield as Benjamin Franklin; Sakina Jaffrey as Sheriff Reyes, filling in for the incarcerated Frank Irving (Jones); Heather Lind as Mary Wells, Crane’s English ex straight out of the 18th century; and Matt Barr as Nick Hawley, an arms dealer who gets drawn into Ichabod and Abbie's work.

    Season 2 of "Sleepy Hollow" will be an expanded 18 episodes, and we should have a synopsis for Episode 2.01 shortly - stay tuned! If you're still not quite caught up on Season 1, the Blu-ray and DVD arrive on September 16th.

    For more info visit "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox.com, "like" "Sleepy Hollow" on Facebook, and follow "Sleepy Hollow" on Twitter.

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    World's Smallest Woman Jyoti Amge Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:40

    Taking a page from Tod Browning's cult classic Freaks, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has hired the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge, to appear as a character in the upcoming series.

    Per Wikipedia, Amge (born 16 December 1993), a resident of Nagpur, India, is the world's smallest living woman according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records. On her 18th birthday she was officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness Book of Records with a height of 62.8 cm (2'6").

    Her restricted height is due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia.

    Showrunner/exec producer Ryan Murphy shared the news via Twitter, including a photo of Amge with "AHS" star Jessica Lange.


    Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ

    — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014

    "American Horror Story: Freak Show" begins in October. Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, and Michael Chiklis star in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Along with Amge, this year's guest stars include Patti LaBelle and Wes Bentley, who'll appear in the Halloween episode.

    For more info visit the "AHS: Freak Show" Facebook page, check out "AHS: Freak Show" on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with "American Horror Story" on FX.

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    [Rumor] Is This the “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” Plot!?

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:31

    Latino Review has the spoiler filled goods. So, naturally spoilers here, folks.

    DON’T READ ON IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW.

    SPOILERS.

    So apparently they’ve already filmed the end of Batman V Superman and Geek Tyrant tips us off:

    According to the extra, the ending of the film has already been filmed. One of the scenes shot featured Batman breaking into Lexcorp to steal kryptonite, and apparently Lexcorp had somehow gotten ahold of General Zod’s body.

    He went on to talk about the timeframe of the movie and where it picks up, saying that it starts “as the battle between Superman and General Zod ends or is ending (which would explain all the damaged buildings and vehicles we’ve been seeing in photos) and Batman/Bruce Wayne is attempting to make his way to the Wayne tower in Metropolis.”

    Then Badass Digest comes in to corroborate everything:

    I can confirm this. Lex has been gathering pieces and debris from the World Engine and he has used them to synthesize Kryptonite. Meanwhile he has also gotten ahold of Zod’s corpse, and it is the key to his master plan to defeat Superman. He uses that tissue to… well, that would be spoiling. But Superman hasn’t been defeated many times in the past. You can probably connect the dots from here. 

    Oh we can, and we will…

    So we’re getting a live action Doomsday. That’s pretty god damn rad. As long as it’s handled with care, but that would finally allow this team up to make some sense. Especially if Batman wants to kick Supes ass for the ending of Man of Steel and show him how to take of a city, when Doomsday shows up and requires the aid of Wonder Woman. Pure conjecture here but hopefully that’t the direction we’re headed.

     

     

    Categories: Horror News

    Apey & The Pea Release Horror-Fueled Vide For “Abraham”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00

    Hungarian sludge metal band Apey & The Pea have released an official video for “Abraham”, which comes from their upcoming second full-length album Hellish. The video, which doubles as a lyric video, uses footage from the 1960 classic film Black Sunday, which was directed by the legendary Mario Bava.

    These guys are definitely up your alley if you’re into Pantera, Alice In Chains, and Mastodon. You can snag their first LP Devil’s Nectar via Bandcamp.

    Categories: Horror News

    Explosive First Trailer for Volcano Zombies

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00

    Danny Trejo movie number 112,998,296 is officially on its way! Break out the survival gear, Dreadies, because you're about to witness first-hand the glory of Volcano Zombies. Well, at least the trailer for it. Read on!

    From the Press Release
    VOLCANO ZOMBIES, the new horror/disaster feature co-starring Danny Trejo, is finishing post-production, and the producers have just released the first trailer and some additional stills.

    Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN), the film's director is Rene Perez (THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED).

    VOLCANO ZOMBIES is about a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies that have shot out of the volcano, brought to life by a curse.

    Other cast includes Tom Downey (AXE GIANT, SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE), Moniqua Plante (“Femme Fatales”), Robert F. Lyons (DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, 10 TO MIDNIGHT), Nicole Cummins (LOGAN), Kevin Norman (“Melissa & Joey”), Kyle T. Heffner (RUNAWAY TRAIN, “Bizarro George” from “Seinfeld”), Julia Lehman (CHEERLEADER MASSACRE 2), Tom Nagel (HILLSIDE CANNIBALS), Jenny Lin (PIRANHACONDA), Robert Amstler (ALIEN SHOWDOWN), and Morgan Lester (JOHN CARTER).

    Trejo plays a Native American warrior who knows perhaps too much about the cursed mountain range.

    VOLCANO ZOMBIES filmed in several locations over three states, including around active volcanoes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

    Miller’s and Ancona’s companies are producing, along with casting director and co-producer Mark Sikes. The film will start making the rounds of distributors this week.

    For more info visit the official Volcano Zombies website and "like" Volcano Zombies on Facebook.

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