We're not entirely sure what actor Nick Nicotera is up to in these latest stills from Marcus Nispel's Backmask, but one thing is certain... the man has bad intentions. We like that. We like that very much! Dig it!
Gage Golightly, Brittany Curran, Stephen Lang, Kelly Blatz,, Brett Dier, Nick Nicotera, Nick Nordella, and Michael Ormsby star. Kirsten Elms penned the script that follows a group of teenagers who accidentally release an evil spirit that starts to possess them one by one.
During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it's revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message....and that the real source of horror isn't particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.
Doing blow can lead to a lot of bad stuff. Racing heartbeats, improbable strength, bad decisions, and extrasensory perception gone horribly awry. That's just what happens in The Ganzfeld Experiement, and we've got your first look!
Written and directed by Michael Oblowitz (This World, Then the Fireworks), The Ganzfeld Experiment is sporting a rock solid cast including Rumer Willis (Sorority Row), Toby Hemingway (Black Swan), Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Ryan Donowho (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), Holt McCallany (Fight Club), and Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break,” Blade: Trinity).
Check out the trailer below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, and look for more news about this one to come out of Cannes.
In this sexy paranormal thriller, four psychology students gather in a secluded house over a weekend to try the Ganzfeld Experiment, a test of their potential extrasensory perception (ESP) abilities. In doing so, they lose touch with what is and isn’t real as their senses betray them and they find themselves asking: What if you can’t forget that what you could not remember?
A new clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review) has arrived, and it's guaranteed to make you never look at zip ties the same way ever again. We mean that shit too. We're talking never. No, really.
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
Next on tap for you kind folks looking forward to the Zombie Jenga effect of World War Z, we have a behind-the-scenes featurette featuring comments from the cast, the crew, and more! The living dead declined comment in favor of chewing on a severed arm. Next time!
In the film Brad Pitt plays a U.N. employee racing against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic, and his Plan B shingle is producing. Mireille Enos ("Big Love", "The Killing") plays his wife, a mother of two girls. Their co-stars include Eric West, Matthew Fox, David Morse, and James Badge Dale.
Look for World War Z in theatres on June 21st!
Legendary Pictures released a new behind-the-scenes still from the Canadian set of their now filming take on Godzilla. From the looks of it, it's pretty apparent that Big G has been gloriously busy! Check it out!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe star.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.
The devil may be in the dark in next week's Episode 1.03 of "Defiance," but this batch of new stills is available in the bright light of this Thursday morning. Check 'em out!
"Defiance" stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner, and Oscar nominee Graham Greene. The series is executive produced by Rockne O’Bannon ("Farscape"), Kevin Murphy ("Desperate Housewives," "Caprica"), and Michael Taylor ("Battlestar Galactica"). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. "Defiance" is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
"Defiance" Episode 1.03 - "The Devil in the Dark" (airs 4/29/13)
While investigating vicious hellbug attacks, Nolan (Bowler) and Irisa (Leonidas) realize they are tied to Irathient spirit raiders that have come into town.
A while back a short film was created by Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, and Shinji Higuchi in promotion of a museum exhibition titled Hideaki Anno's Special Effects Museum. So why are we telling you this now?
With Pacific Rim and Godzilla getting all the giant monster love lately, we figured we'd show you cats a prime example of what makes these flicks so good and entertaining. Below you'll find the film Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru, which translates into A Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, and even though there are no English subtitles, believe us when we tell you you're not gonna need them to enjoy this eight-minute long flick, which was directed by Higuchi.
Seriously speaking... Godzilla needs to fight this thing like yesterday! Enjoy this little treat to take you into the weekend with a bang, crumble, and roar.
MJ Dixon's Slasher House is getting its UK release shortly while those of us here in the States have to wait until early 2014. To keep the fires of interest burning we have two new clips, which you can check out right here, right now!
Slasher House (review here) stars Eleanor James as the unfortunate lead character, Red, with Adam Williams, Wellington Grosvenor, Andrew M. Greenwood, and Alex Grimshaw as the four maniacs who are after her. The film was written and directed by MJ Dixon.
Check out the new clips below, and if you happen to be across the pond, be sure to pre-order your copy from the UK EvilShop.
From the Press Release
From the makers of Creepsville comes a new slasher movie that will change the game forever. When Red, a young girl, awakens in a house, she has no idea how she has come to be there. Exploring her surroundings, she soon realizes that she is not alone; in fact she is trapped inside with some of the most notorious serial killers in the world. Now it is a race against time as one by one the cells open and each killer is unleashed to stalk her through the inescapable corridors of the Slasher House.
In what is probably the most bizarre news story of the day, indie filmmaker Mike Costanza (The Collingswood Story) is waging a legal battle against Paramount regarding Paranormal Activity 4. Read on for details.
THR reports that Costanza has sued Paramount and producers of Paranormal Activity 4, claiming that the film used specific concepts from his work without permission and without credit or compensation. Costanza, who directed and wrote the excellent 2002 independent horror film The Colllingswood Story, argues in a suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that in 2010 he submitted material from that film in a pitch meeting with the producers. The material included details of webcam chats by characters in their late teens.
Costanza says he was told at the time that producers Steven Schneider and Spencer Medof were not interested in his concepts or in making a film based on his Colllingswood script, which he had registered with the Writers Guild. He now says that the story he wanted to tell is almost identical to what was later used in Paranormal Activity 4, which was released in 2012. That movie cost about $5 million to make and has grossed more than $138 million worldwide.
Costanza is suing for unspecified damages and an order forcing the defendants to destroy all materials based on his concepts.
After much hooplah and building up our anticipation, tomorrow night we finally see The CW's backdoor pilot for "The Originals" (aka Episode 4.20 of "The Vampire Diaries"), and to get you even more excited, they've released a behind-the-scenes video for the ep.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.20 - "The Originals" (airs 4/25/13)
KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (guest star Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans.
Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie (guest star Daniella Pineda).
Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) continue with their plan for Elena (Nina Dobrev), while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah (Claire Holt) and asks her to deliver a message. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Julie Plec.
No, not that kind of rimshot, you friggin' perverts (though we're pretty sure you'll be getting that too eventually)! The wait is over, kids! The official trailer for "Holliston" Season 2 has arrived!
Highlights in Season 2 include the series’ first animated episode, finding the town attacked by a giant blob; a Ring-inspired J-horror episode; a found footage episode; and a season finale that will boast two special musical performances by the talented cast and a shocking final scene that will raise the dead. Be on the lookout for special guest stars including Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, David Naughton, Kane Hodder, and James Gunn.
Holliston Season 2 begins on June 4th, only on FEARnet.
From the Press Release
FEARnet will premiere the second season of the hit original sitcom "HOLLISTON" on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT as part of its Twisted Comedy Block, it was announced by Peter Block, president and general manager of FEARnet. Season Two of the series—which was renewed for a second season after just two episodes had aired—is set for a 10-episode order, an increase of four episodes over Season One.
FEARnet is currently carried by a majority of the major U.S. cable operators and is in nearly 10 million homes and growing. To benefit those fans who are unable to experience the show on Tuesday nights, for the first time ever, each week’s episode will be streamed on FEARnet.com starting Thursday, June 6, and will be available for a seven-day period. Fans can also catch up on episodes on FEARnet On Demand every Wednesday after a new episode premieres.
"HOLLISTON"—created by celebrated genre filmmaker, Adam Green, who wrote and produced the upcoming HATCHET III, in theaters this June—stars Green and fellow real-life genre filmmaker Joe Lynch (KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, WRONG TURN 2), as “Adam” and “Joe,” two aspiring horror filmmakers, dealing with the struggles of life, love, and career aspirations during the post-college period where nothing ever seems to work out like it should. With relatable storylines inspired by Green’s own life experiences that mash-up traditional situational comedy plot lines with popular horror genre-themes, "HOLLISTON" is the hip and edgy horror-fueled sitcom that FEARnet fans had been waiting for and have now embraced wholeheartedly.
The series also stars Laura Ortiz as Joe’s longtime girlfriend and adorably demented artist; Corri English as Adam’s confused and on-again/off-again childhood sweetheart; and heavy metal icons Dave Brockie as "Oderus Urungus," Adam’s twisted closet-dwelling imaginary friend and guardian angel, and Dee Snider as "Lance Rockett," the delusional wannabe rockstar who runs the local cable station where "Adam" and "Joe" work. Season Two is loaded with appearances from genre stars such as Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW), Kane Hodder (HATCHET III), Sid Haig (THE LORDS OF SALEM), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV and V), Bailee Madison (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK), and James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
"'HOLLISTON' demonstrates not only the breadth of FEARnet’s programming, but also the broad reach of the horror culture. We surprised people by opting for a sitcom. Now, we’re going to surprise them with the places 'HOLLISTON' goes, as Season Two really celebrates the genre with episodes that mock, embrace, and twist the types of scary movies we love," said Block.
"We are thrilled with how quickly we’ve found an audience with this series and this cast," added Green. "'HOLLISTON' was designed to fill a missing gap in situational television comedies and speak directly to genre fans who can’t typically find these types of themes or comedic sensibilities in the average sitcom."
Following the events of the first season, Season Two ups the ante of outrageousness, taking the show to a wide range of unexpected places. Highlights include the series’ first animated episode, finding the town attacked by a giant blob; a Ring-inspired J-horror episode; a found footage episode; and a one-hour season finale that will boast two special musical performances by the talented cast and a shocking final scene that will raise the dead. The second season will also feature some surprising twists and developments for the four main friends that will have a major impact on their lives and leave viewers anxious for more.
"HOLLISTON" is produced for FEARnet by Adam Green’s TV and film production company, ArieScope Pictures, in association with The Hacienda Film Co. and A Bigger Boat Productions. Joining Green and Lynch as executive producers are Cory Neal and Andrew Mysko, as well as producers Sarah Elbert, Will Barratt, and Sean Becker, who directed many of the episodes this season.
Metro: Last Light is set to release on May 17th for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The last Ranger Survival Guide video is now available to prepare you for the horrors ahead. Players will head into the future were the world is bleak and dark... and full of mutated nightmares!
From the Press Release
Deep Silver today revealed the final chapter in the ‘Ranger Survival Guide’ for Metro: Last Light. Exploring the unique equipment and brutal, hand-made weaponry every Ranger needs to survive the perils of the Metro, this chapter also teaches you how to use light as an ally (or even as a potential weapon) as well as detailing Metro’s infamous bullet-driven economy and gun trading and customization mechanic.
Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…
The game will be available from May 14, 2013 in North America and May 17, 2013 across Europe for PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
To learn more, visit the official Metro: Last Light website.
Guillermo Del Toro's slate just got a bit more crowded with the announcement today that he's teaming with HBO on an adaptation of Monster, an 18-volume series of Japanese manga by author Naoki Urasawa.
Per Deadline, Del Toro will co-write the story with Steven Thompson, best known for his work on "Dr. Who" and "Sherlock." Thompson will write the pilot, which del Toro intends to direct. Del Toro will be executive producer and Thompson co-executive producer with Angry Films partners Don Murphy and Susan Montford (with whom Del Toro has been working to turn the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness into a feature film) executive producing with Exile’s Gary Ungar. Monster publisher Shogakukan will be consulting producer.
The story revolves around a Japanese surgeon living in Germany whose life enters in turmoil after getting himself involved with Johan Liebert, one of his former patients who is revealed to be a dangerous psychopath.
The project was originally set at New Line but proved too sprawling to be confined to a feature film. Check out the manga's synopsis below, and look for more soon.
Brilliant doctor Kenzo Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.
Hipster Zombies has made its way to iOS devices with style! In this fun zombie title, the undead not only crave brains but fashionable vintage clothing. Defend your home from these fashion victims and beat them to death with their own junk... vinyl records?
From the Press Release
The young German independent game developer Sharkbomb Studios is bringing it’s debut game Hipster Zombies to Apple iOS devices. After having only been available on Android it is now available to mac-loving hipsters all over the world. Starting today the brain-blowing game is available for iPhones 3GS and newer, all iPads and the iPod Touch starting with the 4th generation.
In this light-hearted arcade action game you need to defend your neighborhood against invading hordes of zombified hipsters. In the night they shamble towards your block looking for brains and vintage clothes. If you can’t stop them they will tear down your barricades and ruin your home. Can you hold them back until sunlight? And can you do it with nothing but trash for weapons?
“When living itself becomes to mainstream, what else is there to do?”, said Joachim Eckert, Technical Director of Sharkbomb Studios while packing his pipe.
To learn more, visit the official Hipster Zombies website.
Konami has revealed that the new strategy portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is now up and running. The portal was designed to help gamers find all of the information they need such as tips, guides details on upgrades and much more.
From the Press Release
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced that a strategy portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is now live.
The portal, developed by Future Press, is accessible online and through the Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser by visiting future-press.com/mof, and has been designed to offer fans helpful tips, information, strategies, a map guide and much more.
Players can even access the portal mid-game via the Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser, where they can search for skills, upgrades and more, before resuming their game. Alternatively, players can access a replica version of the 3DS Game Guide from any normal browser. The browser version also features strategy videos to key parts of the guide, available via this means.
Key features of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate strategy portal include:
To learn more, visit the official Konami website.
Personally, I'm a big fan of tales regarding the Knights of the Round Table and their ilk, which is why when word landed in my inbox about a new film entitled Knight of the Dead, of course I had to do a little digging and share the spoils with our readers.
Knight of the Dead is directed by Mark Atkins and co-written by Atkins and Jeffrey Giles. It stars Dylan Jones, Lee Bennett, Jason Beeston, and Vivien Vilela.
Below you'll find some early artwork, a trailer, and the film's synopsis. Look for more soon.
Hunted by assassins, a band of crusading knights escort the Holy Grail through a forbidden valley of black death. What they discover is far more terrifying than the plague. Overrun by hordes of flesh-eating zombies, their only chance for survival is to hack and slash their way to freedom.
If you're anything like us, then you appreciate the artwork that the Austin, Texas-based company Mondo has brought to the world. The word "beautiful" simply does not cut it sometimes. New has come regarding their next gallery show for artist Mike Mitchell, and we have some samples. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announces its next gallery show featuring the artwork of Mike Mitchell, which will run from April 26th to May 25th at the Mondo Gallery located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX. The Mondo Mike Mitchell show will feature a series of portraits as limited edition giclees for subjects that range from crowd favorites to characters that are slightly under-appreciated in pop culture art. The gallery will open to the public on April 26th from 7:00-10:00 pm with regular business hours to follow for the show's duration.
Commenting on his artwork, Mike Mitchell said, "For the portrait series I wanted to keep the personalities there, at least how they exist in my own mind. Then apply that to a traditional portrait, something that most of these characters wouldn't be doing. There's an ironic sense about them that I like, but I also just really love these dudes for who they are, and I didn't want to take too much of that away. When I watch a movie and really connect with a character, I often feel a strong urge to draw/paint that person. This show is allowing me to do that; it's giving me the chance to catch up on years of great characters that I appreciate and admire."
With the official trailer for Hatchet III finally arriving, we took a few minutes to capture some of its more memorable moments. Check out these stills, and look for more from the flick as we get it!
HATCHET III is set to open in New York City's Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall on June 14th. Opening week will feature special appearances by cast and crew, followed by Q&A's at each location. Additional cities will be announced at a later date.
Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder return in HATCHET III and are joined by Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs), and others.
HATCHET III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
The sequel, which was filmed outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, from late May to mid-June, 2012, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films and Hatchet III writer/executive producer Adam Green's Los Angeles-based ArieScope Pictures.
A new one-sheet for the upcoming remake of the Stephen King classic tale of Carrie has arrived from our friends across the pond. Yes, it's not exactly anything we haven't seen, but hey... it's Wednesday. Don't know what that has to do with anything, but whatever, ya know?
Look for Kim Peirce's Carrie in theatres on October 18th. For more information visit WhatHappenedToCarrie.com! If you're SUPER brave, you can even give the White residence a call at 207-404-2604.
Related Story: Official Carrie News Archive
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kim Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
Okay, so that headline sounds pretty dramatic, but when word of a film with a painfully generic title comes our way, we have to do or say something to grab you guys! Read on for the latest horror flick from Joel Silver and Voltage Pictures.
With titles like The Purge and You're Next getting a lot of attention in Hollywood lately, it was only a matter of time before more home invasion themed movies got announced. Enter Home Invasion from director Sean Carter, who'll be working from a script by Joseph Dembner.
Joel Silver will be producing the film, which tells the tale of a family trapped in their own home by a group of strangers; mysteries to their imprisonment become more and more clear as the night goes on. Man, does all that sound familiar. In any event, let's hope the powers-that-be can come up with a title a bit more stirring, shall we? Stay tuned.