Promising to be "bolder" and "even more ridiculous," Sharknado 2: The Second One is heading toward us faster than a... well... I don't know what it's faster than, but it's definitely fast! Check out the newly released teaser trailer for the flick, which will be blowing in at the end of July.
You will be able to see the highly anticipated sequel on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9 PM PT/ET, just a little more than one year after the original Sharknado aired.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie, which promises cameos by the likes of Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa's Pepa (aka Sandra Denton), Robert Klein, and professional wrestler/Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle.
Hulu Plus has just launched the trailer for its latest horror acquisition, Crawlspace, and you can check it out with just a quick click of your mouse. Isn't technology grand? I remember the days when we had to go to movie theatres to see trailers, and even then we couldn't rewatch 'em!
Weeks ago Hulu Plus signed a deal with digital studio Vuguru for exclusive subscription VOD rights to three films, one of which is the horror flick Crawlspace. Dig on the eye candy below.
Crawlspace will debut on Hulu Plus this Thursday, June 5th.
Originally known as Hideaway, the film was directed by Josh Stolberg. Steven Weber ("The Shining", "Desperation"), Jonathan Silverman, Lori Loughlin, Nicole Moore, and Sterling Beaumon star in the film about a killer terrorizing a family living in his foreclosed house.
More devilish goodness is here for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil in the form of a third international trailer. Check it out right here, light your nightlight, say your prayers, and just try to go to sleep.
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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Rose Byrne has been everywhere lately, working her butt off to make each role memorable. Most recently seen opposite Seth Rogen in The Neighbors, Byrne's eying another flick from the producers of that flick.
THR reports that Byrne is being courted to reteam with Neighbors' producers (Seth Rogen's Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe) and studio (Universal) for The Something, a horror comedy about astronauts who get lost in space, with former "Late Show With David Letterman" head writer Rodney Rothman directing.
In the film she'll be playing a love interest who has "an approachable beauty, though she hates being approached." More as it comes.
The longest look at the TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" is here, and we cannot wait for this sickness to spread over on FX. Check out the new video, an extended version of the 30-second "Take Over" TV spot, right here, right now!
The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.
"The Strain" is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
The highly anticipated first season of “The Strain” will premiere on July 13th at 10 p.m. and will include 13 episodes.
It took awhile, but someone is finally taking the classic Pac-Man formula and turning it into a horrifying first person horror game where you’re chased down labyrinthine hallways by demonic monkeys. The game in question is Dark Deception, and according to its Kickstarter, it’s “a fun Pac-Man style horror game” that’s comparable to “Pac-Man meets Cabin in the Woods.”
You can see its Kickstarter pitch below. If you’d rather play it yourself, they also have a playable demo available on the crowdfunding site.
If successfully funded, Glowstick Games plans to release Dark Deception on PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U later this year. If the gaming community proves extra generous, there are several stretch goals that would bring it to PS4 and Xbox One.
You can also support it by voting for the game on Steam Greenlight.
If you’ve managed the impressive feat of beating Dark Souls II and since then have been patiently waiting for another helping of punishing dark fantasy chicanery, then boy, do I have some exciting news for you. Today, developer From Software announced a trio of DLC for the game called The Lost Crowns trilogy. Each episode will be available individually for $10 or together at a discounted price of $25.
I called Dark Souls II a “masterpiece” in my review. If there’s any game worth returning to, it’s this one. But only if you can withstand its extremely punishing nature.
The first episode is slated to arrive on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on July 22. It will be followed by the second episode on August 26, and the third on September 24.
This action-packed new trailer for Dead Island developer Techland’s upcoming open-world zombie survival game Dying Light has taught me a few things.
For starters, I did not know you had a Batman-esque grappling hook that can be used to quickly reach rooftops. I also didn’t know there was a gargantuan zombie type that chases you, swinging its concrete pole hammer in the hopes of crushing your stupid, parkouring face in with it.
Oh, and it looks like there are child zombies to worry about now, too.
You can see all of these things in action in the video below.
Dying Light releases on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in February 2015.
Another new still is here from the second season of the Eli Roth-produced Netflix series "Hemlock Grove," and it features one of the new denizens of this frightful place front and center. Behold Madeleine Martin as Shelley.
About "Hemlock Grove"
The second season of the Emmy® nominated Netflix original series “Hemlock Grove,” a riveting supernatural thriller from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere on Friday, July 11th, at 12:01 AM PT. The series is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and is produced by Gaumont International Television.
All ten episodes of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (Simon & The Oaks), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II) will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available -- U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics, and the Netherlands. The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange Is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”), and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
Season Two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away.
Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer) embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). It was developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman and is executive produced by Eli Roth, Charles Eglee, Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Eric Newman, and Michael Connolly. “Hemlock Grove” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
…by showing a bunch of tarantulas. No. Thank. You.
Here’s the new spot for The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, which we were lucky enough to visit the set of.
Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems.
I have some bad news and some good news. I’d ask which news you’d like to hear first, but I couldn’t hear you anyway so I’m going to deliver the former first, because what kind of weirdo asks to start with the good news? You always use the good news as a chaser for the bad.
Unfortunately, Batman: Arkham Knight has joined numerous other games (Dying Light, The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, The Division, etc.) with its shiny new 2015 release window. I hesitate to call that bad news, since it only gives developer Rocksteady more time to make it the ultimate new-gen Batman game. Oh, and the good news is we have a new trailer. It focuses on the Batmobile, which I am crazy excited to drive.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the game, Diablo III is pretty violent. If you’d prefer to have something between you and all that unnecessary violence, you should play as the Witch Doctor. Apparently, if you have the skills to do it — I don’t — the game’s hardest difficulty can be cleared using the character’s awesome ability to summon voodoo armies to fight for him. You can just sit back and enjoy the show.
As YouTuber dm204375 proves in his clearing of a Rift on Torment 6, the highest difficulty available in Diablo III, the Witch Doctor is officially the most badass character in the game.
Thanks to Bloody reader Fabien M. we have a brand new trailer for Photographer Tyler Shields’ Final Girl. The movie looks absolutely bonkers when four young men’s game of cat and mouse turn on them. Abigail Breslin looks to have a bit of “Hit Girl” going on as she gets mediaeval on these sly foxes.
Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Michael Trevino, Connor Paolo, Francesca Eastwood and Michael Trevino all star.
“Loner Veronica is new to school, shy and vulnerable the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping and revealing she’s armed and knows how to defend herself. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and she’s chosen killing these boys as her final test. When the dust clears, Veronica will find out if she can be the final girl these boys ever have a chance to hurt.”
We have the above new still from the second season of the Emmy nominated Netflix original series, “Hemlock Grove,” which shows Madeleine Martin as Shelley.
The gory supernatural dramatic thriller from executive producer Eli Roth will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT.
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, who is returning? All ten episodes of the one-hour series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”). They will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available — U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.
Executive Producer Eli Roth says Netflix supported them taking the series in a “dangerous direction” stating that “they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place,” he explained. “We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
“Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.”
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). It was developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman and is executive produced by Eli Roth, Charles Eglee, Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. “Hemlock Grove” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
This rather spectacular face paint is the work of Elsa Rhae, who’s work I’ve featured before. This time, Rhae has gone and tackled Venom, who was one of my all-time favorite comic book villains growing up. My love proved unconditional after I endured Spider-Man 3, in which Sam Raimi did his best to ruin our childhoods. This almost makes up for that abysmal movie. Almost.
The arrival of Cotton's father is sure to rock the town of "Salem," and these new stills and first clip from Episode 1.08, "Departures," give us a taste of just how much. Check them out, and let us know what you think about the show - we're LOVING it!
"Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
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The series stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.
"Salem" Episode 1.08 - "Departures" (airs 6/8/14)
Increase Mather (guest star Stephen Lang) makes it his first order of business to catch a real witch, and starts by pinpointing a prominent figure from Salem's most sinful district. Mary worries that Increase will detect that his old friend George is under a spell and enlists the help of Isaac to deter Increase from uncovering the truth.
Meanwhile, accusations within Salem intensify, and Cotton must deal with a painful turn of events – and Anne’s suspicions of her father reach a fever pitch.
In addition to Lang, guest starring are Christopher Berry (“Resurrection”) as Petrus and Morgana Shaw as Mab. "Departures" was written by Jon Feldman and directed by Alexander Zakrzewski.
My brother turned me on to “Attack On Titan”, a new animated series that hails out of Japan.
It’s been quite a long time since I enjoyed some “new” Japanimation, and the eclectic mix of Ninja Scroll, Godzilla and Spider-Man was so exciting that my weekend was ruined by binge watching the adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.
Here’s a breakdown on the series, via IMDB:
2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
There’s an insane amount of action, and even a pretty solid amount of gore. But what truly makes this such a special series is the storytelling. Instead of each episode being its own arc, it’s a continuous story that continues to build each and every episode – and they still manage to drop a massive cliffhanger as the end of each chapter. My personal favorite aspect of the show is that they aren’t afraid to bail on the main characters for an episode in order to spend 20 minutes developing a new character, which helps build tension throughout.
The best, though, is news that a live-action feature is already in development with Harumira Mira leading the cast. It will be filmed on Hasima Island off the coast of Japan (also where they filmed Skyfall). Get on this bandwagon early…
“Attack on Titan” is on Netflix Instant, which means you too can binge watch as giant humanoid creatures snack on the townspeople as if they were delicious candy.
Zen Pinball 2 has played host to a number of great concepts and titles reinterpreted into a pinball format. From Dr. Strange to Star Wars, the game has always had the nerdy in mind, but today Zen Studios announced that it has one in the pipe for horror fans...
The Walking Dead Pinball will be available for download later this summer on Zen Studios pinball platforms across console, PC, and mobile stores.
From the Press Release:
The pinball masters at Zen Studios have partnered with leading developer of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, to create an all-new digital pinball table based on the award-winning The Walking Dead game series, continuing an age-old tradition in celebrating some of the biggest icons in entertainment on the classic pinball playfield.
A true collaborative effort, both Zen and Telltale have worked together on each detail of the table design, sharing ideas and fusing their passion to bring the story and choice-driven gameplay of The Walking Dead: Season One journey to the playfield. Touring locations from Clementine's treehouse and Everett's pharmacy in Macon, all the way down the tracks to the walker-infested streets of Savannah, players will find an authentic tour of Season One capturing the peril and drama of Lee and Clementine's story.
The Walking Dead Pinball table features choice-driven gameplay across each of Season One's five episodes, along with original story dialogue from the award-winning cast. Scenarios include choosing whom to save and whom to leave behind in a walker attack, solving problems, and keeping up morale within the group, searching for food and supplies, acquiring important tools, and navigating through the herd amidst an oncoming walker breach.
Anyone looking to get their hands on this promising new title can get a taste at this year’s E3 at the Telltale booth in the Concourse Hall.
I have played a lot of games on the next-gen consoles and can report that Zen Pinball 2 is by far the most genuinely fun title available. It features lavish graphics and fully animated tables, providing an experience beyond what is possible in real life arcade. Look for this game to be a must-play for anyone who enjoys zombies or unadulterated fun.
To continue our coverage of this year’s Rock On The Range we’re bringing you another video interview, this time with Pepe Clarke, drummer of LA rock band Kyng! The band is touring in support of their new album Burn The Serum, which came out earlier this year via Razor & Tie (iTunes). Check out the video interview below.
Wrenches and scissors and handguns? Oh my! Techland and WB Games have announced their upcoming presence at this year’s E3 with authority by giving us a brand new trailer for the upcoming zombie game Dying Light.
The trailer itself is an onslaught of violence with a variety of improvised weapons, showcasing a level of gore that would make H.G. Lewis blush.
Gamers have been waiting a very long time on news of Dying Light’s release date. Finally, our unholy prayers have an answer. The game is slated for a February 2015 release, but there's no concrete day as of yet. It will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
Aside from being gleefully violent, Dying Light’s new trailer is meant to show off the game’s natural movement feature. It allows for movements to be more intuitive and combine parkour-style movement with brutal combat. The trailer does nothing to explain this though, but Techland promise to provide full details about it at E3 this year. Yet another reason to attend the world series of video games.
The trailer also showcases some of the more powerful enemies that will be encountered in Dying Light. A large super soldier, effortlessly swinging a rebar club, and a flaming behemoth-like brute charging headlong are just a taste of the more powerful undead that the game will feature.
For those of you who go outside and thus haven’t heard, Dying Light is an action survival horror game where, during the day, you utilize movement and agility to defeat hordes of zombies and complete missions. At night you are on the run, as the zombies become much more powerful and are accompanied by nocturnal predators that leave their hives to feed. In the game’s night segments, the hunter becomes prey as you flee the ravaging undead.
The game will incorporate the RPG elements of collecting and crafting, which the player will utilize to craft their many weapons and find the supplies needed to survive a zombie filled hell on earth.
Check out the new trailer below