“The Walking Dead” Season 6 Poster Revealed #SDCC

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:36

A new poster for the sixth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has been revealed and it hints at some potentially serious conflict coming up between Rick Grimes and Morgan Jones. On the left side of the poster, Rick’s crew stands determinedly, their faces showing that they are tense and ready for anything. On the right, Morgan has his own people who also look none too pleased with the situation.

The poster will apparently be hung all over the San Diego Comic Con in anticipation of two panels that will be held, one for the original series and one for the upcoming spinoff “Fear The Walking Dead“. More information on that can be found here.

The sixth season of the show will return to AMC this October.

Categories: Horror News

‘Rampage’ Will Pit The Rock Vs. Lizzie, George and Ralph!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:32

From King Kong to Pacific Rim, Godzilla and now Jurassic World, giant monsters are all the rage in Hollywood, presumably because they can use all the CGI their black hearts desire.

With the global box office hit of Jurassic World, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are moving quickly with their adaptation of the old video game Rampage, and has set their sights on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for a battle between man and giant monsters.

After nearly 3 years in development, the studio is punching in on the script is by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), with New Line working to fill the open director slot for a 2016 summer production start.

They are keeping the plot under wraps, but the game involves three giant monsters – a gorilla (George), a lizard (Lizzie) and a wolf (Ralph) – that wreak havoc on major cities and landmarks across North America.

The plan is for Johnson to star in Rampage after he completes production on Fast & Furious 8. This would also mean that the Big Trouble In Little China remake is further off than it appears…

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Tom Holland Is Your New ‘Spider-Man’!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:55

After a long search, it appears Marvel has finally locked in on their new Peter Parker.

Announced by both Marvel and Sony Pictures, Tom Holland (pictured below; Locke, The Impossible) has officially been cast as the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man, with Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) selected to direct the film.

Spider-Man will swing back into action on July 28th, 2017, although he’ll first appear in Captain America: Civil War, which will hit theaters May 6, 2016.

Holland beat out Asa Butterfield, Timothee Chalamet, Liam James (“Psych,” The Way, Way Back) and Nat Wolff for the role. Butterfield has allegedly been cast, but behind-the-scenes rumblings allege he sabotaged his chances by openly talking about the role before ever signing on.

With Holland, we get a younger, more down to Earth look. I’m not familiar with his work, but Marvel and Sony are boasting about his performances.

“It’s a big day here at Sony,” exclaimed Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman. “Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent. For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

Marvel producer Kevin Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Sony’s Amy Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

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InAeona “Leader” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to offer this premiere. Today, we bring you the exclusive first listen to “Leader” from InAeona‘s upcoming Prosthetic Records debut album Force Rise The Sun, which comes out August 7th.

Last week, I posted my review of Force Rise The Sun, giving it not only 5 out of 5 skulls but also the Editor’s Choice award, something I bestow only upon titles that I feel are exceptional and going to be timeless.

This particular track is my personal favorite on the album. In my review, I wrote about the song:

At times, it crashes and undulates, like waves during a storm. At others, it scorches and burns, explosive and full of fire. It battles itself, bursting out of its confines and building to a climax that raises goosebumps all over my body.

Vocalist/guitarist Bridge explains the song far better than I could ever hope to, saying:

For me, “Leader” is a call to action… a sort of defiant push against hopelessness… it’s an unrelenting roar against the things life throws at us that makes us depressed and feeling inadequate in general… and we need this defiance, this refusal to accept these forces that plague us so we can have a belief in ourselves that flies in the face of self doubt and the urge to just give the fuck up… it’s an anthem for not turning and running from the possibilities of tomorrow in spite of past hardships and the seemingly insurmountable odds of the human existence… the breaking day represents a new hope that we can all be free, and we can all be lanterns to guide the way from darkness into light. You just have to be brave, try to stay strong, and not lose hope in spite of the inevitable end of all things… “Leader” is a reminder that we have but one life, and we need to hold fast to ourselves and do the very best we can with the time that is given…

My recommendation is to put on some headphones and then crank the volume as loud as you can stand it. This song needs to overwhelm you entirely.

You can preorder your copy of Force Rise The Sun via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes. You can also order physical copies through Prosthetic Records.

InAeona online:

Upcoming tour dates:
7/3 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
7/9 Worcester, MA – The Lucky Dog
7/12 Allston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub

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‘Nightmare’ Trailer Befriends An Abysmally Ugly Creature (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:27

Now to be confused with the horror doc of the same name, here’s the first subtitled trailer for The Nightmare (Der Nachtmahr), which played at this past January’s Slamdance Film Festival.

In the film, “Tina is a mid-teenage girl enjoying excessive parties and drugs during a hot Berlin summer together with her friends. But every night she is visited by an abysmally ugly creature. Her friends and parents think she’s crazy. But, slowly, Tina looses her disgust and discovers her own ego through contact with the creature.

Carolyn Genzkow, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, Kim Gordon, Sina Tkotsch, Lynn Femme, Uwe Preuss, Arnd Klawitter, Hagen Stoll, and Alexander Scheer u.v.a. star.

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[Fantasia ’15] ‘Observance’ Trailer and Stills Will Consume You

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:06

Today Sterling Cinema releases the first teaser trailer and images for Australian Feature film Observance ahead of its World Premiere next month at Montreal’s mammoth genre event, the Fantasia International Film Festival.

The horror-mystery has been described by the festival as “A poignant and terrifying thriller in the vein of Polanski’s Repulsion, Observance promises to haunt your nightmares.”

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker records the strange occurrences surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has birthed a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him.

Observance is the second film from director Joseph Sims-Dennett after his 2010 debut Bad Behavior and stars Lindsay Farris, who has most recently completed principal photography on Virtuoso for HBO by Alan Ball and Elton John, and Stephanie King from upcoming Australian independent feature Teenage Kicks. Supporting cast include John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), Brendan Cowell, Benedict Hardie and Tom O’Sullivan (Wolverine).

“We went to some very dark places with this film and it comes with great pride that Observance will meet audiences first at Fantasia,” says director Joseph Sims-Dennett.

Observance was filmed in Sydney, Australia and produced by Joseph Sims-Dennett and Josh Zammit, who also both co-wrote the film for Sterling Cinema. Shoreline Entertainment are handling international sales.

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Fox Already Teasing ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:56

Last night Fox celebrated the newly titled Independence Day: Resurgence, which is filming for release on June 24th, 2016.

Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward, the studio released a live stream video, while also revealing some goodies from inside of Area 51.

Oh, and here’s a synopsis!

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.“

Roland Emmerich returns to the director’s chair. No Will Smith, sorry.

Categories: Horror News

‘The Shining’ Reimagined With Delicious Food!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:49

All food and no play make Jack a full boy…

Creative couple, Davide Luciano (photographer) and Claudia Ficca (food stylist), explore the world of horror and fête the 35th anniversary of Kubrick’s The Shining with their newest collaboration — “All Food And No Play.”

Luciano and Ficca’s photographic series pays a foodie homage to The Shining‘s most iconic scenes, places, and characters, all re-imagined with a food element.

LaPEArinth: A rendition of The Overlook Maze created with fresh peas.
REDRUM soup: Danny spells out REDRUM in his alphabet soup.
Dull Cherry Pie: Wendy discovers that Jack made Cherry Pies covered with the words “All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”.
Sweet Twins: A cupcake version of “the Grady twins” in The Overlook Hotel’s hallway as blood is pouring down the walls.
Jack’s Frozen Heart: Jack’s heart is frozen in an ice block in the Lapearinth.

Image Source: Davide Luciano (photographer) and Claudia Ficca (food stylist)

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[Interview] Joe Dante Talks ‘Burying the Ex’, ‘Eerie Indiana’, and ‘The ‘Burbs’!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:41

After a five year hiatus from filmmaking, Joe Dante is back with the zom-com Burying the Ex. Despite the undead elements and the gore, it’s a very relatable relationship film about Max (Anton Yelchin), a normal guy who wants to break up with his girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene), but is petrified of hurting her feelings. When he finally musters up the stones to break it off, she’s hit by a car and dies. He’s depressed about it (but not that depressed) and soon enough Max dives into a fling with fellow horror nut Olivia (Alexandra Daddorio). Things get complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and tries to pick up their relationship like nothing happened. Together forever means “forever,” in Evelyn’s case.

It’s a safe bet to say that every horror fan has a favorite Joe Dante movie (or many). From Piranha to his breakout hit Gremlins and beyond, Mr. Dante has carved a niche deep enough into genre filmmaking to thrill generations. He was kind enough to give us some time to talk about his new film, how it brought him back to his old Roger Corman days, and discuss some tidbits about his older work as well. Having him on the phone, I had to ask him about one of my favorite shows of all time, Eerie Indiana, which he apparently doesn’t get asked about that much. Thank you, Mr. Dante.

On what appealed to him about Alan Trezza’s script:

I didn’t know until after I read the script that it was based on a short that he had made, which I asked him not to show me and I still haven’t seen. But I liked the humor, I liked the characters, and I liked that it was something that wasn’t a giant money train to make. And it was a small cast, so I thought it was something that we could actually pull off without a great deal of money. Then it took us about eight years to actually pull off, but finally we managed to get it made.

You know, a lot of the time you read the script, cast it, and get money. You have to have the cast to get the money and you have to have the money to get the cast, so it makes it a lot more difficult than if you were working with a studio who already has it funded.

On how the tight shooting schedule brought him back to his Roger Corman days:

It was completely like doing a Corman movie (laughs). In some ways it was cheaper, even though technically it was more expensive. For instance, the set that we used for the apartment wasn’t built, we found it. And it was up on stilts for some reason. So everything had to be up on this stage and there’s nothing around it. We were always shooting up on this thing. And all the other locations were within a couple blocks of each other. We just pushed the camera and all the equipment from building to building without using trucks or any of that expensive stuff.

On whether he was looking to do something lighter and more accessible to a general audience after coming off of the much darker The Hole: 

Not really, because it’s still an R-rated movie. The producers wanted it PG-13 and we showed it to the MPAA and they gave us an R. And we asked them how we could get it down to PG-13 and they told us well, they’re constantly taking about sex which means you’d have to reshoot half the picture. But with The Hole, it’s essentially a family horror film but it has to go into some very dark places because essentially it’s about child abuse. So the question was how dark can we get? And you know, it’s not explicit but it’s still very dark. Burying the Ex, even when it’s at its darkest, I think is still pretty light.

On what movie he’s most surprised has achieved a cult following:

I guess to the degree that its got a cult status, I would have to say The ‘Burbs. When that came out it did okay because Tom Hanks is in it. It wasn’t a commercial disaster by any means. But it got really bad reviews. It actually got worse reviews than Explorers, which I thought would always be the worst reviewed picture I ever made. But there were no good reviews of The ‘Burbs. There was guy in Chicago who liked the movie and everyone else thought it was terrible. So I thought it was probably going to fade away. But to my amazement, every time I host a screening of it, it’s packed.

On what it was like directing my personal role model, Brother Theodore:

Well I have very fond memories of him because he was a very sweet man. He was deaf as a post though. The other actors that were off-screen would have to shout at him in order for him to get his cues. So the editing his scenes was a little bit tricky. But he was a wonderful man and he was so full of stories. None of which I got to hear because I was busy with other stuff. He had a minder on set that was in charge of taking care o f him. And he would constantly come up to me and tell me the stories that Brother Theodore had told him. Everybody just loved him, he was such a wonderful guy.

On working on Eerie Indiana:

I don’t get asked about this much (laughs). I did the pilot and I got along with everybody so they asked me to stay on as a creative consultant. So I was there for the two seasons. It was a wonderful show but unfortunately nobody watched it because it was opposite more popular shows. I got to be a part of everything from the story to the casting. Trust me, if I hadn’t been on that show they would’ve cast the wrong kid as Marshall. And then eventually they wanted to replace him with this other character called Dash X. He was actually supposed to take over for Omri Katz. So they decided to do an episode called “Reality Takes a Holiday”, where Omri realizes he’s the star of a TV show. And they had all the actors playing themselves as the characters they are on the show. I was supposed to direct it but I had to go off and do Matinee, but I’m in it playing myself and it’s a great episode. It wound up being the last episode that aired. On the DVD they put an episode (“The Broken Record”) that was dropped by the network.

I just think it was a great show. It became very popular later on when Fox started airing it on Saturdays and they realized they wanted more episodes. But by then it was too late. So they went to Canada and hired another cast and built a set that looked kind of similar. And they had some clips from the original show and had these new kids turn themselves into other kids. And they did a whole bunch more episodes on half the budget we had, and we had no budget. I don’t know whatever happened to those episodes.

Burying the Ex is now on VOD and home video everywhere.

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Trailer For Lucid Horror ‘Horsehead’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:36

A final trailer has been released for the French lucid horror Horsehead (review), out now on Blu-ray and DVD via Artsploitation.

Horsehead (French title FIÈVRE) is the first feature-length film by director Romain Basset from a script he wrote with Karim Chériguène.

Catriona MacColl, Murray Head, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Vernon Dobtcheff, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Gala Besson, Joe Sheridan, Emmanuel Bonami and Philippe Nahon star.

It premiered at the Fantastic Fest film festival.

“Since childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurring nightmares in which she is chased by a mysterious horse-headed monster called Horsehead. In the hope to find peace at last, Jessica has started studying Psychophysiology of Dreams.

Following the death of her grand-mother, Jessica reluctantly returns to the family home for the funeral. Upon her arrival, she finds out that the dead body of her ancestor is lying in the room next to hers for the duration of the wake…

Jessica falls ill after a first rough night during which she had the strangest nightmare. Stuck in bed with a high fever, the young woman decides to make good use of her lethargic state. She experiments LUCID DREAMING and aims to take control of her nightmares, a dangerous exercise from which some never recover.

Jessica wanders in her own dream-world and investigates to solve the mystery that has been gnawing at her and her family for several generations. She will also have to confront the evil Horsehead one last time.“

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Disturbed Return With Badass Music Video For New Song “The Vengeful One”

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:56

Hard rock band Disturbed are back from their hiatus in a huge way! Not only have they announced that they have been secretly writing and recording a new album titled Immortalized, which will be released August 21st, they also have a brand new music video for their first single “The Vengeful One”, which was directed by Phil Mucci!

The video shows Disturbed’s mascot, known only as “The Guy”, taking down a television network that is essentially Cable 54, the station from They Live. The channel broadcasts subliminal messages that turn people into zombie-like creatures, a lá The Signal, and it’s up to “The Guy” to utterly destroy the station and save humanity. While the song might be rather safe, the video is anything but.

You can pre-order Immortalized here.

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Gallery: Over 80 Hi-Res Images!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:38

Check out over 80 hi-res images from Thor: Dark World director Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys, in theaters July 1st.

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

The Terminator Genisys screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.

Major spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned!

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[E3 2015] Getting Wet With ‘SOMA’ and ‘Narcosis’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:00

Last week I told you Don Allen was bravely representing Bloody Disgusting at E3, and playing all the games, such as the upcoming Resident Evil 0 HD remaster. E3 may be over, but it’s not official until we get through two more games, and this time there’s a theme to it. Below you’ll find footage from two indies that aim to take us into the parts of the ocean that no one dares to go.

SOMA has been on our radar the longest, so let’s start with that.

Frictional Games is aiming for a fall 2015 release for PC and PS4.

Continuing the theme of ocean-based horror, where an unshakable feeling of claustrophobia is how you know you’re alive and not being slowly digested by a Giant Squid or Kraken that mistook you for some sort of sea floor-dwelling man-lobster is Narcosis.

This game doesn’t have a release date yet, but it might have sharks.

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RIP James Horner (1953-2015)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:04

It is with a heavy heart that we bring news that, earlier today, famous film composer James Horner lost his life in a plane crash in Santa Barbara, California. When Variety reported on the incident earlier, it was only clear that the private plane was the property of Horner and that the then-unidentified pilot had been killed. Speculation has run rampant since and official confirmation has not yet been made. According to a statement by his assistant, as well as what we have heard from our own industry connections, it appears that it was indeed Mr. Horner himself who perished in the crash.

An esteemed veteran film composer who had worked in the industry since the late 1970s, James Horner created an impressive body of work that spanned across numerous genres and mediums. From action (48 Hrs., Commando) to drama (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) to high adventure (The Rocketeer, The Mask of Zorro) to historical epics (Braveheart, Titanic), Horner excelled musically at almost every subject he put his mind to.  And then, of course, there are his contributions to our own favorite genres.

Horner was no stranger to science fiction, fantasy, and horror; crafting the scores to some of our most beloved classic and cult favorites. Aliens, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Wolfen, Humanoids from the Deep, Krull, Willow, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Avatar, and even Hocus Pocus are but a few from his countless contributions to the cinema of the fantastique and all contain themes that continue strike a chord with this writer today.

Rest in peace, Mr. Horner. You will be missed and your work will never be forgotten.

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Every Horror Game We Saw at E3

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:37

E3 is over. It was a wild ride that brought an array of news for gamers of all shapes, sizes and K/D ratios, just as the prophecy foretold. Whatever you might be into these days, chances are it gifted you with something to get excited about. Now that the dust has finally settled, we can do as our ancestors have done for generations and spend this evening reflecting, recapping, and if you were on the show floor, recuperating.

Over 50,000 “prosumers” flocked to LA last week to soak up some gaming goodness, making it the biggest year the expo has had since it was closed to the general public in 2007. Next year’s E3 runs from June 14-16, 2016, by the way.

E3 2015 wasn’t as exciting for horror fans as I would’ve liked it to be, but that was mostly the fault of a few glaring omissions and a general lack of surprises. We’ll save the former for another time. First, let’s recap the stuff that got my nether regions aflutter with antici-…


Bethesda might have raised the bar too high for E3 proper with their reveal of id Software’s Doom reboot. The game looks fantastic, but you certainly don’t need to take my word for it when you can see it in action here, here and here.

Release Date: Spring 2016 (PC, PS4, XBO)


Frictional Games reminded us how great they are at getting under our skin with SOMA’s E3 trailer. What’s even more impressive than their drip-feed marketing campaign is how they’ve used it to keep interest high without revealing too much. This

Release Date: September 22, 2015 (PC, PS4)

The Walking Dead: Michonne

Telltale made good on their promise to bring us more Walking Dead at E3, and that’s exactly what they did with the reveal of a new Michonne-centric miniseries appropriately titled The Walking Dead: Michonne.

In related news, the developer also confirmed the third season in their acclaimed episodic series will premier in 2016.

Release Date: Fall 2015 (PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, 360, XBO, iOS, Android)

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“Hannibal” Creator Bryan Fuller Describes What Would’ve Been In Season 4

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:25

Today was a dark day for fans of NBC’s “Hannibal” as it was announced that the series had been cancelled, making the third season the final one we would get to see. We still have ten episodes left, however, so we can all hope for a memorable but final end to this amazing journey.

However, just in case the show gets picked up at another station or platform, creator/show runner Bryan Fuller makes it clear that he has a plan, according to TV Line.

Fuller explains:

My idea for Season 4 was perhaps one of the coolest yet. So I would love to do it in some capacity. It would have explored the Hannibal-Will Graham relationship in a much deeper fashion than the series ever has before.

According to Deadline, the series might have a second chance on Amazon, which has, “…exclusive rights to the existing three seasons of the show as part of a four-year, five-show deal with NBCUniversal.” The other option is that Netflix will swoop in and save the day.

Right now, it’s far too early to have any concrete information. All we can do is hope that Will and Hannibal’s chase isn’t over yet.

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ Teaser Plays Bloody Mary

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:12

Gearing up for the full trailer premiere tomorrow at midnight, Paramount has released a teaser for Greg Plotkin’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, in theaters October 23, 2015.

The latest Paranormal Activity will be the final film in the franchise. In fact, the finale will finally reveal Toby, and answer all of our questions, as it was revealed earlier today, along with the first images.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, directed by Gregory Plotkin, follows a new family, the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage.

When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them — including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.” (USA Today)

Check out the teaser for Paranormal Activity 5 below…

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[LAFF ’15] IFC Digs ‘The Confines’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:53

First-time feature director Eytan Rockaway’s The Confines has landed a North American home with IFC Midnight, says THR.

The deal comes days after the psychological thriller, starring Jason Patric and Louisa Krause, made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

In the film, Krause (‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ ‘Bluebird’), plays a struggling single mother who takes a nighttime security job in an abandoned apartment building with a sinister past. She soon questions her sanity and finds herself roaming the rotting catacombs beneath the building when her scurrilous on-duty partner and a local vagrant begin toying with her.

Mark Margolis also stars, with Rockaway directing from a script by Ido Fluk.

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‘Krampus’ Accidentally Unleashed This Christmas

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:49

Universal and Legendary Pictures’ Krampus is bringing some horror to the holidays when Michael Dougherty’s (Trick ’r Treat) film hits theaters on December 4th, 2015.

Bloody Disgusting was able to get the official synopsis that reveals Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.

The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max (Emjay Anthony), who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus—an ancient entity from European folklore—all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings are being created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

The full cast includes Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen with Krista Stadler.

Written and directed by Michael Dougherty, Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.

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Could Jessica Lange Return to “American Horror Story”?

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:38

Two major pieces of “American Horror Story” news came out of an interview with Ryan Murphy over at Deadline.

After five seasons, leading lady Jessica Lange exited the series and will not appear in FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” premiering this fall.

And while it sure felt final, Murphy tells the site that there’s always hope for a triumphant return for Lange.

“Well, all I can say about that [is] never say never with Jessica,” Murphy explained when asked about the difficulty in losing her. “I think if I went to Jessica and I had an amazing role, I think she would do it. I think she wanted some time off, but Jessica is somebody that is always about the role, in every season on this show.”

Although Lange exited the series, “Hotel” will feature Lady Gaga as well as Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Sarah Paulson, Chloë Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson. But the cast is still growing.

“We’re just finalizing Denis O’Hare’s deal, he’s going to come back,” revealed Murphy. “Everybody else is pretty much done.”

He continues: “We start shooting in three weeks and we’re building this incredible set which is one of our best sets ever I think — which is saying a lot because our production designer Mark Worthington I thought really outdid himself in ‘Freak Show’ — but we’re building this incredible six-story Art Deco hotel on the Fox lot.”

Even more exciting is the reveal that two regulars are reversing roles.

“Everybody in the show is very excited about this season, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters particularly because in every season thus far they’ve always been sort of the heroes, the good guy or the good lady so to speak, and this season they’re playing absolute evil villains so they’re very excited about that and I think people will really enjoy it…

“…and the Gaga part is bananas good.”

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