A fun new behind-the-scenes video for "The Walking Dead" has arrived, in which series star Lauren Cohan shares Maggie's secrets to maintaining her good looks in the apocalypse.
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, October 20th, at 9/8c with Episode 4.02, "Infected," written by Angela Kang and directed by Guy Ferland:
The group faces a new enemy; Rick and the others fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.
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Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
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.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the most beloved children’s movies when it comes to horror. It takes the holiday of Halloween and makes it a yearlong life, which I know many of us can 100% relate to. It’s a magical movie with fantastic music and some of the best stopmotion work ever seen.
Now the mad geniuses over at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have announced the upcoming October 29th release of Lullaby Versions of Nightmare Before Christmas, which is available for pre-order on iTunes. Head on below to listen to their version of “This Is Halloween”.
Twentieth Century Fox has set a date for Radio Silence’s debut feature, Devil’s Due, featuring “Terra Nova’s” Allison Miller and “Friday Night Lights” star Zach Gilford.
The pic will bow in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014, hoping to capitalize on the success of The Devil Inside, which performed insanely well in Jan. 2012.
Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens Jan. 3, 2014, which means the month will see the release of two found-footage horrors.
Penned by Lindsay Devlin, the plot is being kept secret but is described as female-driven, with horror elements. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed for Radio Silence.
Radio Silence directed the final segment of our V/H/S (pictured above).
Prep school can be just as much of a bitch as public school. Both feature bullies, dastardly teachers the likes of which Pink Floyd once crooned about, and nasty kids. Only one, however, is filled with a coven who likes to snack on virgin blood.
Directed by Hillary Brougher, Innocence stars Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips, Linus Roache, Stephanie March, Sarah Sutherland, Perrey Reeves, Liya Kebede, Daniel Zovatto, Sarita Choudrouy, Rachel Heller, Evelina Turen, Mikal Evans, Noelle Beck and Kelly Bensimon.
Dig on the trailer and more below.
After the untimely death of her mother in a Montauck surfing accident, Beckett, 16, and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to the city to begin a new life. Enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school in Riverdale, Becekett finds first love and discovers that the school is run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their fountain of youth by drinking the blood of virgins.
In the blink of an eye The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was in and out of theatres, and honestly we'd be hard pressed to even recall its arrival. Still, it's heading to home video so this will be a good time to catch up.
From the Press Release
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites viewers to discover a spectacular world hidden within our own when THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES debuts on Blu-ray™ combo pack & DVD on December 3. Based on Cassandra Clare’s best-selling book series, which sold more than 24 million copies worldwide, this supernatural action-adventure stars Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror; The Blind Side) as Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a line of “Shadowhunters,” also known as half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) and co-starring Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight, Harry Potter series), Lena Headey (The Purge, TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s “The Tudors”), THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES is packed with otherworldly action and romance for both new fans and fans of the “Mortal Instruments” book series.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Blu-ray combo pack includes deleted scenes, an interactive lineage tracker that allows fans to delve deeper into the characters in The Mortal Instruments, the “Almost is Never Enough” Music Video by Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes, and five behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the exciting journey of bringing this No. 1 New York Times best-selling book to dazzling life on screen.
Based on the best-selling book series, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES was written by Jessica Postigo Paquette (upcoming Tarzan) and is based on the novel by Cassandra Clare. It was produced by Don Carmody (Silent Hill: Revelation, Resident Evil: Retribution) and Robert Kulzer (The Three Musketeers, Resident Evil: Afterlife).
Executive producers are Bob Shaye (The Lord of the Rings series), Michael Lynne (The Lord of the Rings series) and Martin Moszkowicz (Resident Evil: Retribution). Co-Executive producer is Veslemøy Ruud Zwart (Agent Cody Banks).
The film has a run time of approximately 130 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.
The Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, sure is getting a lot of on-screen love nowadays with several new features on the way featuring horror's favorite bathing beauty! Next up: a movie we hope truly lives up to its name!
Directed by Elizabeth Nixon, Elizabeth Bathory stars Tilke Hill. Check out some artwork and more below.
It is 1611 and Katarina has been thrown into a dungeon in Hungary without reason. She discovers that another young woman, Anika, has already been trapped there for weeks. The stagnant dungeon air is soon disturbed as looming feelings of sinister forces plague them and distant memories of the horrific legend of Countess Elizabeth Bathory torment them in this psychological horror. Their only hope is trust in each other and trust in God. But is that enough?
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of A Perfect Circle, Motorhead, Lamb of God, Nightwish, Pelican, I See Stars, Close Your Eyes, Ghost, Lady Gaga and more. Don't touch that dial!
Nightwish have announced Floor Jansen (of ReVamp) as their new vocalist. They have also added Troy Donockley - who plays uilleann pipes and low whistles - to their line-up.
Drummer Mike Ieradi (The Kindred) has joined Protest the Hero.
Listen to a new A Perfect Circle song titled "By and Down" here. It's the band's first new song in nine years, and it comes from their greatest hits compilation, Three Sixty, out November 19th.
Listen to a remixed and remastered version of Lamb of God's "Purified" here. It's from the 10th anniversary edition of As the Palaces Burn, which comes out November 11 via Prosthetic/Razor & Tie. In addition to the re-polished album, it also includes three demos and a documentary.
Stream Pelican's new album, Forever Becoming, here. It's out this week on Southern Lord.
Listen to a new I See Stars song titled "New Demons" here. It's the title track of their forthcoming album, which comes out October 22 on Sumerian Records.
Listen to Ghost's cover of Roky Erickson's "If You Have Ghosts" here. It's from their upcoming covers EP, If You Have Ghost, which is due out on November 19 via Loma Vista Recordings.
Download 100 Must-Have Horror Classics - featuring 100 pieces of music from classical composers - for just $1.09 right here. It's the perfect soundtrack for your Halloween party.
Watch Lady Gaga's lyric video for "Aura" here. We don't normally write about her, but this video doubles as a promo for Machete Kills.
Watch Close Your Eyes' lyric video for "The End" here. It's the first single from the upcoming Line in the Sand, out October 29th via Victory Records.
No tour news this week, which means next week will probably be packed - so stay tuned!
Be sure to check back every Tuesday for the latest music news!
If you're a horror fan anywhere near Worcester, MA, don't walk, RUN to one of the most beloved horror conventions on the East Coast. Of course we're talking about Rock and Shock!
You want celebrity guests? Rock and Shock's got 'em in spades. And some really unique convention celeb guests at that. Like Scott Wilson ("The Walking Dead"), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, "The X-Files"), Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante and Jason Simmons ("Charmed") making their first ever convention appearances. How about horror icons Robert Englund, Michael Rooker, Gunnar Hansen, Kane Hodder, and Sid Haig; famous horror author Joe Knetter; and Twisted Sister frontman and all-around horror dude Dee Snider? They'll all be there carousing with the fans. One thing many Rock and Shock veterans always comment on is the laid back atmosphere of the festival and how the celebs feel comfortable just milling around with the fans.
Want more, you say? Woodhaven Productions will be premiering their newest film, Army of the Damned, on Saturday night and bringing their films' alums along. Just at the Woodhaven table alone you'll see Godsmack frontman Sully Erna, horror legend Tony Todd, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, Nick Principe, Joey Fatone, David Chokachi ("Baywatch"), adult film star Jasmine St. Claire, writer/director Tom DeNucci, and red-hot starlet Jackie Moore.
Any "Holliston" fans out there? Adam Green, Corri English, and Laura Ortiz from the amazing FEARnet show will be at the convention. Last year the "Holliston" panel blew the crowd away, and they're back with another unique presentation filled with audience participation.
But wait... there's more! You're a wrestling fan, you say? Rock and Shock is bringing in the Hardcore Legend Tommy Dreamer, the Vampire Warrior Gangrel, the insanely hot Maria Kanellis, and upcoming star Thea Trinidad.
As for the "rock" in Rock and Shock, this year's headline act is the legendary band Danzig, featuring former Misfits guitarist Doyle. Also, Otep, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Twiztid, The R.O.C., and Blaze will be performing live throughout the weekend..
And movies, movies, movies! Aside from the aforementioned Army of the Damned world premiere on Saturday night, also being shown at this year's Rock and Shock are Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (all attendees will receive am autograph and photo with star Jason Mewes), Slew Hampshire, Adjust Your Tracking, Nobody Can Cool, and Fantasm just to name a few.
And this is really just a small sample of the fun to be had October 18-20. There will be even more celebs, movies, seminars, and events this weekend. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the official Rock and Shock website, "like" Rock and Shock on Facebook and follow Rock and Shock on Twitter (@rockandshockusa).
See you there, Worcester!
One of the most amazing things for me in James Wan’s Insidious was the fantastic score by composer Joseph Bishara (who also played the Lipstick Demon). It was eerie, unorthodox, and truly unsettling. It’s one of my favorite soundtracks to put on when I’m in desperate need of feeling chills run up and down my spine.
Now, the soundtrack to the hit sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 is available and can be purchased directly from Void Recordings . The soundtrack comes in CD, vinyl, MP3, and WAV options. Bishara’s work is constantly worthwhile, so be sure to pick this one up.
“We really trust our audience,” says Delusion: Masque of Morality writer/director Jon Braver, and he’s not fucking around. Now in its third year, this Los Angeles-based haunt came out of nowhere to deliver an original mix of interactive theater and live stunt work unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.
You won’t find any mazes or monsters in rubber masks here. No cheap “boo” gags. Instead, groups of eight are taken in every hour, where they become participants in a story that guides them through a creepy building full of mad plague doctors and twisted patients. There are no passive observers in Delusion. You become a player who must interact with the cast and surroundings, retrieve objects, perform tasks, and run for your life. It’s the closest thing to living a horror movie.
Previous years have been set in a dilapidated mansion in downtown Los Angeles, but this year shifts the action to an old Presbyterian Church. While this reportedly caused some issues with the production (the event was delayed because of permit issues), the change in venue makes for a larger and more unpredictable experience. And while “Masque of Mortality” features less stunt work than previous years, it more than compensates with a crazy amount of interactivity (and rest assured, the few stunts we get are incredibly impressive).
I won’t dare spoil all the surprises in store, but one example had this writer playing a dead body in order to get taken into the morgue so that our group could progress. In fact, it’s not uncommon for members of your party to be whisked away to perform various macabre tasks that run concurrently with your group’s actions. This means you can go to Delusion several times and not have the same experience twice.
The personal touch, combined with the creepy location, solid cast, and killer production design, makes for an experience above and beyond what you’ll get at any Halloween maze. Braver tells us that he plans to expand Delusion to other cities like New York and Chicago in future years – and our love for this event would have us on a plane to any one in a heartbeat. Simply put, it’s the best horror event in California…maybe the United States…maybe even the world.
Delusion: Masque of Sanity is currently running now through the end of November in Los Angeles – and if you do a single horror event all year, make it this one. Regular tickets are $60 (valet parking will be available). For more info visit the official Delusion website, "like" Delusion on Facebook, and follow Delusion on Twitter.
Recently Dread Central brought you a look at Michael Plumides' horror/comedy series Ghost Trek. For those of you who missed it, both the original episode and a brand new one are available online.
Over at Chill.com you can watch the original episode, Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report, as well as the newest installment, Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown, which drops on October 21.
From the Press Release
From the producer of the Nightbreed: Director's Cut comes Ghost Trek, an uncensored supernatural-comic-horror series based on a paranormal reality show. Ghost Trek follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (PUDS) as they investigate the haunts across the US and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building and bong hits…all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video. We've launched Ghost Trek on Chill.com with the all-new episode, Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown (and Panel Show) dropping October 21.
The Ghost Trek series is not a cheap "parody" of paranormal reality shows. Admittedly, Ghost Trek pokes fun at all the ghost hunting programs (to the point where some people we target have blocked us on Twitter), but it's much more than that. The Ghost Trek series is a dark, witty, bombastic bunch of buffoonery written and directed by Michael Plumides - a high-brow meets low-brow satirical indictment of reality TV in general.
Plumides said of the new episode, "One thing I noticed about the paranormal reality shows [is] they never hunt for the recently deceased so in the first episode, The Kinsey Report, I decided to write a ghost hunt based on the Jon-Benet Ramsey case with a little creepy pageant princess crossed with Lon Chaney's Masque of the Red Death. In this new episode I wanted to take it up a notch so I'm thinking, the New York Body Snatchers - probably the most infamous cadaver farming case of recent memory. Then I thought, nobody ever has a gangster ghost so I based one specter on a 'Sammy the Bull meets Joe Pesci' hybrid and the other is an 'infamous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe meets "Kids in the Hall's" Cancer Boy' type thing. Yeah, I'm a little disturbed."
The ensemble cast of Goomba Body Snatchers stars Michael Melendez (Turning Home), Jonny Fairplay ("Survivor"), Julia Bullock ("The X-Factor"), Christy Johnson (Mortuary), Gia Allemand ("The Bachelor"), Disco Inferno (WCW wrestler) and Kevin Johnson (Prisoners), with appearances by Colt Cabana (WWE wrestler), supermodel Cora Deitz and Brett Gentile (Seeking Justice). The newest episode is written and directed by Michael G. Plumides, Jr., with additional material directed by Robert Filion, and produced by Plumides, Chris Pittman, Robert Filion, and Bill Walker. Executive producers are Pittman, Plumides and Anne Saunders. Make-up effects are by Martin Barry and Conor McCullagh.
Osiris Entertainment has acquired the rights to the fan favorite and award winning horror film House of Bad, set to release on VOD and DVD December 3.
House of Bad features an electric mix of young up-and-coming stars including Sadie Katz, currently starring in “Chavez Cage of Glory”, and “Jobs” co-star Clint Jung. Heather L. Tyler (TVs “Dexter”), Cheryl Sands (TVs “Nip/Tuck”) and Lisamarie Costabile (TVs “Rescue Me”) are also part of the ensemble.
Written and directed by Jim Towns, “House of Bad tells of three sisters on the run with a suitcase full of stolen drugs, yearning to break free from their sordid pasts. When the eldest sister Teig (Tyler) decides they’re going to hide out in their old, abandoned family house, its painful memories quickly become too real to fight off. Unable to distinguish dreams from reality, this attempt at a new lease on life turns into a race for survive.”
For more information on House of Bad, tipped to be atop of many horror fans’ Christmas wish lists this year, visit the film’s official website
The twisted minds that brought you Amnesia and Penumbra, Frictional Games, are back and ready to make you shit your pants with fear with SOMA.
SOMA has been a three-year labor of love and once again combines "explorative horror, provocative storytelling, and unfathomable tension, free of distractive cut-scenes and combat," which basically means that just like Amnesia, you are up the creek without a paddle.
Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable.
SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival, an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness.
Basically what I said, you'll shit your pants.
Check out the gameplay footage!
FG's creative director Thomas Grip told Playstation.Blog: "For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA," creative director Thomas Grip said. "This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken... SOMA is meant to chill you to your core and confront you with questions about your very existence."
"SOMA is meant to be a proper sci-fi game; the subject that SOMA will discuss is consciousness. Personally, I find it the most profound questions that it is possible to ask. 'How can the feeling of subjective experience arise from a chunk of flesh?' Exploring this further takes us to questions such as 'Can machines be conscious?' and 'Do we have free will?' It quickly gets very disturbing and is ideal for a futuristic horror setting. It is the kind of sci-fi that we want to make."
My only hope is that the action picks up a little quicker than Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs; admittedly, I began to tune out after an hour of wandering around the house and only having small shots of scares scattered throughout.
There's nothing about SOMA as of yet on Frictional Games' official website, but as the game won't be released for PC and PlayStation 4 until 2015 (sorry, Xbox), I'd keep checking the site for more details!
Welcome to Day 2 of our exclusive "Robot Chicken Kill of the Day" event, which will feature a new hilariously gruesome kill every day this week! Why? Because that's just how we roll. Enough jibba jabba! Watch. Laugh. Repeat.
From the Press Release
This October 8th, Robot Chicken returns to Blu-ray™ and DVD in all of its stop-motion – and Emmy® Award-winning – glory in the latest release from Adult Swim, Robot Chicken Season 6! The top-rated, animated television series from co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich continues to bring pop-culture parodies to life in the modern take on the variety/sketch show format that has become its trademark. Featuring all 20 episodes from the series’ latest season on Adult Swim, the Robot Chicken Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD boasts a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes footage and insider-access content – enough to satiate any fan of the series, Adult Swim, and pop culture.
In addition to extensive episode commentary for all 20 episodes, the Robot Chicken Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD contains an impressive list of special features, including:
Robot Chicken is created and executive produced by Stoopid Monkey Productions' Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, Buddy Systems' John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, who also serve as executive producers. Green and Senreich also write, voice, and with Zeb Wells direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by Season Six writers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mike Fasolo, Jessica Gao, Breckin Meyer, Jason Reich, Mehar Sethi, Tom Sheppard, Erik Weiner, and Wells.
Throughout the sixth season, Robot Chicken featured a ton of special guests including Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Chalke, Kat Dennings, Sam Elliott, Ben Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Lucas Grabeel, Megan Hilty, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Levi, J.B. Smoove, Liev Schreiber, Jon Stewart, Patrick Stewart, Stanley Tucci, Olivia Wilde, and Alex Winter.
“Record your dreams. Live your nightmares.”
Skyline directors and CGI specialists Greg Strause and Colin Strause are now in post-production on a new genre feature, Chimera, directed by newcomer Joshua Cordes.
From Red Sea Media, and penned by Cordes “Three attractive sisters in their 20′s endure a series of traumatizing dreams that are strangely connected. After conventional medicine fails, they engage in an experimental therapy that promises a cure.”
Erik Fellows, T.J. Hoban, Alec Gillis, Michael Petrone, Garrison Koch, Phet Mahathongdy, Jackie Martin and Lauren Marin star.
Check out the AFM sales art inside.
Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing announce North American wide theatrical release date of April 4, 2014 for Jinn, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad.
The pic stars Dominic Rains (“Flight 93”), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Elysium”) and William Atherton (“Die Hard”). It was produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser, Alan Noel Vega. Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus.
The amazing story of Jinn involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the Jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.
“In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the Jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.”
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The Billy Zane, Mischa Barton, Dee Wallace zombie film Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard just landed a first cut as it readies for post visual effects. The film focuses on a small community fenced off from the outside world and guarded by a young group of fighters.
It is the first in the zombie genre to take on the fracking industry and updates American Western elements into the storyline. The film is slated for a wide 2014 release.
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Several sequels are already planned under the branding of "Zombie Killers," which is referenced in the film, as the story focuses on a team of young warriors under the leadership of military vet Zane who stand between the "figures" and their small rural town of Elwood.
Dee Wallace of E.T., The Howling, Critters, and Cujo fame plays Sharon Sommers, a terminally ill mother pushing her son to leave the dying town of Elwood, even if it means facing death beyond its gates. Wallace shares the screen with her real life daughter, Gabrielle Stone, who plays her son's love interest, Nikki.
Sleepaway Camp's Felissa Rose plays a religious zealot who works to convince the town's residents of a fixed fatalism that can't be fought.
Harrison Smith directs from his screenplay. Venerated CGI artist Joe Lawson and his Digital Arts company provide the post digital while Angela Johnson of Evolution supervises makeup practical effects.
For more visit the official Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard website, "like" Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard on Facebook, and follow Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard on Twitter.
We're inching ever closer to the return of "Grimm" to NBC with Episode 3.01, "The Ungrateful Dead," and to help fill the time, we have some new video interviews with the cast, including a zombified David Giuntoli!
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production starring David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.
"Grimm" Episode 3.01 - "The Ungrateful Dead" (airs 10/25/13)
NICK’S DESTINY IS UNCERTAIN AS ZOMBIES CONTINUE TO OVERRUN PORTLAND – A panicked Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Rosalee (Bree Turner) enlist Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick (David Giuntoli). Knowing the truth, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric (guest star James Frain).
Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities. Reggie Lee co-stars; Reg E. Cathey guest stars.
With Carrie bringing telekinetic terror to theatres this weekend, your lovely Nightmare Nightcap hostess, Vanessa Gomez, checks in with her dirty pillows and a look at the series!
For more on Vanessa check out her Wicked Wolf Films website and let the drooling commence!
Welcome to the world of horror and gore as host Vanessa Gomez brings you news, reviews, and inside information on today's most horrific topics. From horror films to Halloween activities, Vanessa uncovers it all in this series. So grab a hot cup of Joe (or your beverage of choice), and keep all hands and feet inside your coffins while you enjoy the ride.
Carrie has been rated R for "Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes." Ah, the good stuff! For more information visit WhatHappenedToCarrie.com!
Check out the video below, and look for more in the coming weeks!
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).
Haunt enthusiasts, by this point in October you’ve more than likely been chased by myriad ghouls in fog-filled, seasonal parks across SoCal, but did you have the ability to fire back? We did, and it was sublime! Read on for our review of the intensely unique experience that is Haunted Hollywood Sports.
Located at 9030 Somerset Blvd. in Bellflower, CA, Haunted Hollywood Sports is the seasonal re-creation of Hollywood Sports, a park dedicated year-round to the pursuit of Airsoft and Paintball. For the uninitiated, the former is basically paintball without the mess. Resembling the military-style firearms they mimic, Airsoft weaponry favors 6mm plastic BBs in lieu of paint, BBs which can be fired rapidly and with velocity; in this case, at zombies and zombie rednecks that pursue guests within the park’s three shadowy ‘Killhouses.’
Arriving to the spookily decorated attraction on September 27th for media night, we first found our way to Club Crimson, the park’s onsite nightclub (its interior is permanently framed by Gothic columns and other set decor from director Jan De Bont’s 1999 film The Haunting), and were greeted by not only a full spread of food and an open bar (the latter staffed by vampish, corseted bartenders), but also makeup artist turned ‘haunt head’ Candice Catron, who hosted the park’s launch presentation.
Catron, a haunt enthusiast and FX artist with over six years of experience in the field (having previously worked at Knott’s Scary Farm), told of this year’s haunt (its sophomore effort following the 2012 launch), “As an event, we have matured.”
“We added to our crew and have one goal in mind: to make our customers happy,” she continued. “With the help of 7-Up, we built Venom, a free-standing walk-through maze that is exclusive for Halloween and is not a part of normal park operations. We also have condensed the park immensely to ensure that our guests are being stimulated every step of the way.”
Chatting with Catron regarding what’s new for the 2013 haunt (you can read our review from last year here), she stated, “In addition to the Zombie, Voodoo and Deadman’s Trail ‘Killhouses,’ visitors can also expect for 2013 three haunt mazes (All American Armageddon, Cannibal Caverns and the previously mentioned Venom) and two scare zones (Carnival of the Damned and Outpost Z), in addition to the eighteen and over nightclub.”
After acquiring some libations, we settled in for Catron’s launch presentation and were touched by the engaging atmosphere generated by herself and co-hosts Giovanni Degidio (the park’s owner) and Jerry Paxtan of PaxtonDesignStudios, who along with wife Denice are marketing the attraction. Communicating not only their dedication to Airsoft (a small but growing sport made up of entirely passionate individuals) and their love of haunts, they made it clear that much like a niche boutique hotel, their goal isn’t to compete with the larger fear attractions of SoCal (Halloween Horror Nights, etc)., but to offer their guests an experience that simply can’t be found elsewhere.
Orchestrated to brilliantly illustrate that point, at that very moment the main doors of Club Crimson were flung inward, and a swarm of backlit, groaning zombies, clowns and grotesque creatures shambled into the hall. Before they were able, however, to dine on the gathered press, an Airsoft tactical team decked out in military garb and brandishing Airsoft weaponry neutralized the monstrous threat, all to the cheers of those assembled.
Having soaked this in, it was time for some combat within the Voodoo ‘Killhouse’ (in a nutshell, it’s a pairing of the ‘haunted maze’ concept with the sport of Airsoft). Outfitted with automatic electric air gun G36 assault rifles and protective goggles, and briefed on Airsoft safety by a scare actor with an altogether believable Cajun accent, we were directed into the maze. Receiving direction by our ‘point man’ and the trooper who took up the rear (two park employees with believable military and tactical demeanor), we moved quickly from structure to structure and room to room, firing on myriad zombified Cajuns who crept, lurched and shambled throughout the facility.
It was over altogether too quickly, as evidenced by the ear-to-ear grins on the faces of the assembled press and our vocalized desires to, “Go again! Go again!” With that, we ventured over to the Zombie ‘Killhouse’ in the hopes of a similar adrenaline rush.
There we were provided with Airsoft M4’s outfitted with IR (infra red) and C02 bottles attached to their butt stocks, which would provide, as Catron had told us earlier, “a recoil after every shot to lend realism, and the IR will light up the zombie’s vests, which should leave no room for user error.”
Again, zombies shambled among the buildings and lay in wait amid the darkened recesses of the park’s simulated Middle Eastern town, where our objective was to secure a package (a cure to the plague which had turned the town’s inhabitants into the undead). Our visibility cut by darkness, we made our way through. Some of our group didn’t survive, however (though if touched and subsequently ‘infected,’ we were able to continue along, albeit with the knowledge that we were killed in action). Like the Voodoo ‘Killhouse,’ this, too, was extremely entertaining, given the close proximity of the scare actors. For those who ever wonder how they’d fare in a "The Walking Dead" type-scenario, this was about as close as you are going to get (barring an actual zombie apocalypse).
A great time was had by all, and this writer can recommend without reservation a visit to Haunted Hollywood Sports, but don’t delay, as the attraction’s remaining nights for the season are limited to October 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th (7:30pm - Midnight), 27th and the 31st (8pm - Midnight). For more visit the official Haunted Hollywood Sports website, "like" Haunted Hollywood Sports on Facebook, and follow Haunted Hollywood Sports on Twitter.
As the attraction continues to grow, here’s one thing I would like to see (as did the other press assembled): a VIP ‘Killhouse,’ in which two guests would enter at a time, armed with flashlights, blow-back Airsoft pistols (with only one magazine each) and Airsoft rubber knifes, and be allowed autonomously to make their way. Their thirty-minute mission: to rescue a lone survivor somewhere within the attraction. Now that would be scary!
Note: My thanks to Denice and Jerry Paxtan for their assistance.