EW has posted two new pictures from the STARZ upcoming series “Ash Vs Evil Dead. The first of the two photos show star Bruce Campbell sitting in a car (Sam Raimi’s infamous ’73 Delta 88) with his sidekick Pablo, played by Ray Santiago, both coated in blood. The second image shows Campbell wielding his chainsaw, which is slathered in more blood and gore, and triumphant look on his face, an American flag filling in the backdrop. ‘Murica! Fuck yeah!
What’s just as great as these photos is Campbell’s insistence that we’re going to hear some amazing lines from Ash:
There’s going to be a lot of the classic, over-the-top, in-your-face fullness, with a pretty trash-talking Ash. In a TV series, people gotta talk, so Ash will have more dialogue than he’s pretty much ever had. There’s a pretty high count of Ash’s classic one-liners. They’re back, and they’re strong, and they’re flourishing!
In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”
“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.
You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!
You’ll find the previous teaser and full series info by clicking here
After a recent Terminator: Genisys preview screening for redditors in New York City, Arnold Schwarzenegger stuck around to answer several questions that fans had about many of his upcoming projects, as well as to clarify rumors on other titles. He answered questions about sequels to films such as Twins and the upcoming Conan film. But what piqued our interest was his talk about Shane Black’s Predator 4, which Arnold specifically addressed.
I don’t know about Shane Black’s new Predator movie. He’s a great writer and he wrote a lot of the great scenes in the first Predator movie, especially a lot of my scenes, like “Stick around” when I put a knife through the guy’s chest and all these things. He’s a very talented guy and a great, great director, so if he would do it, it would become a great, great movie if I’m in it or not. But I have not been asked. The two movies that we are in dialogue with are Conan and the sequel to Twins.
He also spoke about his distaste of the sequels, pulling no punches:
Sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad. It all has to do with greed. They sometimes want to do it really cheap, and make as much money as possible, so they don’t hire the right cast or the right director, because it might cost them an extra billion dollars. Then they want to rush it and have it come out next spring, even though it’s already fall, so how do you do all that? It’s stupid moves they make, and therefore they lose money doing that. So far no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one, has really come out that I think was satisfactory to the audience.
You can watch the full interview below.
A new teaser for AMC’s upcoming spinoff “Fear The Walking Dead” interviews many of the show’s crew and cast on the sets of the show. Executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Dave Erickson, and Robert Kirkman explain their vision and their mission for the series while stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, and Alycia Debnam Carey go on about what their characters interact with and what life is like on the set.
The video also shows off several locations that are being used for filming, which show barricaded businesses and abandoned streets. It’s all being filmed in parts of LA that are, according to Curtis, “…perhaps not pretty but, as a setting for the show, it feels real.”
The series stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
The first season will have six episodes and is set to premiere in August.
In the second promo for the second episode of MTV’s “Scream,” a new murder shakes up the town, while the kids point fingers, one promises there are more murders to come. Shit, look at the above screen grab – the plot is definitely thickening!
If you missed the super tease that looks at the weeks ahead, click here.
The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.“
Jennifer Lynch announced via Instagram that she’s directing one of the episodes of A&E’s The Omen series, “Damien.”
“Damien” is a direct sequel to the 1976 The Omen that follows Damien Thorn (played by Bradley James) as an adult dealing with his dark past.
I actually really like Lynch, even though she was behind the disastrous Hisss, which I give a pass after watching the making-of doc, Despite the Gods.
“Damien” is being written and executively produced by Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead”), which is why I found this interesting… Upon further digging, I also learned that Lynch helmed a few episodes of “The Walking Dead’s” upcoming sixth season.
“The ten-episode ‘Damien’ follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.“
Kino Lorber and Redemption Films are back with another fantastic addition to their cult blu-ray lineup. On July 28th Spanish horror auteur Jess Fracno’s The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein will be making it’s way to blu-ray and DVD, mastered in HD from the original 35mm film negative.
After the death of Victor Frankenstein (Dennis Price), two figures vie for control of his metallic-skinned monster (Fernando Bilbao) and the radical technology that created him: the scientist’s daughter, Vera (Beatriz Savón), and the immortal wizard Cagliostro (Howard Vernon), who is assisted by a blind bird-woman with an unquenchable thirst for blood (Anne Libert).
With THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN, controversial filmmaker Jess Franco merges his fondness for old-school horror with his unique and perverse tastes in sex and violence, partly inspired by the garish adult European comics of the early 1970s.
France/Spain | 1972 | Color | 74 min. | 2.35:1 | 1920x1080p (Blu-ray) | 16×9 (DVD)
French with optional English subtitles | Alternate English dubbed soundtrack
Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas
Original Theatrical Trailer
Since George A. Romero technically gave birth to the “zombie,” it’s always interesting to hear his take on the modern undead craze.
Back in 2013, Romero publicly scrutinized AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” calling it “a soap opera with a zombie occasionally.”
Now, in a new interview with THR, he takes a shot at Brad Pitt’s World War Z.
Besides, Romero is no fan of ‘The Walking Dead,’ the hottest zombie fare on TV, or VFX-driven zombie tentpoles. “Brad Pitt was the guy that took the big bite with ‘World War Z,’ and butchered it basically…. The zombies were like army ants. It was like the remake of ‘The Naked Jungle,’ ” he said, recalling Byron Haskin’s 1954 film about a plantation overrun by a giant column of army ants that starred Charlton Heston.
You have to lost Romero’s honesty on the subject, and others. For instance, he’s never wanted to be part of the “Hollywood Mafia,” as he calls it.
Romero’s need for the creative control and innovation not possible in network TV comes from the zombie godfather long having shunned working or living in Hollywood. “I’ve stay away from Hollywood as far as possible. I made all my movies in Pittsburgh or Toronto. I’m not comfortable. I’ve never looked for a big project,” he said.
That meant being a wayward indie maverick outside the studio system, along with other industry pioneers like John Waters and actor-turned-producer and director Tony Bill (‘The Sting’). “There was that whole Hollywood mafia — [Martin] Scorsese and [Brian] De Palma. I respect them all, and I respect many of the films they made, but it’s not my cup of tea. I didn’t want to be a Hollywood guy,” Romero says.
He adds that working outside Los Angeles came in part from career success often proving fleeting in Tinseltown. “What happened to Bob Evans, or to Tony Bill? They were hot for a while, and just like everything else in Hollywood, all of a sudden you’re yesterday’s pizza,” Romero said.
Back in June it was reported that Romero would be scripting “Empire Of The Dead,” an adaptation of the 15-issue comic series that not only focused on the zombie plague but also introduced vampires into the mix. It took place mainly in New York City.
Well, this sounds absolutely ridiculous. In an interview with Crave, Kevin Smith opened up about the rumored crossover between Jay and Silent Bob with Hellraiser‘s Pinhead and what that would’ve looked like, even going so far as to get Ben Affleck’s opinion on the idea.
Yeah, Bob Weinstein said to me one day on the phone, this was after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, he goes, “You know what happens with buddy team comedies in the history of cinema.” I go, “No, what? They stop making them eventually? People get tired?” And he goes, “Thing about what Abbott and Costello did. They met the monsters.”
This was back in the day at Miramax, not even The Weinstein Company. He’s like, “We have Hellraiser, Pinhead. We have Michael Myers, Halloween. We have Children of the Corn. Why not Jay and Bob meeting the modern day monsters so it’s kind of like Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein or The Wolfman but instead it’s Jay and Bob meeting Pinhead?” And I was like, “Bob, I can’t get my head around that.”
I remember I told Ben Affleck that idea. Next time I spoke to Ben I was like, “Bob Weinstein told me, he suggested that I do Jay and Silent Bob vs. Hellraiser.” And Affleck starts laughing and then he stops and he goes, “You know what, man? That movie would make $100 million.” I said, “Get out of here.” He goes, “Come on, dude. Think about it. It’s just so f***in’ stupid that enough people might be like, ‘I want to see what happens.’” I mean, to me it never went beyond that conversation but I’d often joked about if I was going to do it, it would be Jay and Silent Bob with that puzzle box and it snaps into place and they wind up in rehab.
Additionally, Smith recently took to Twitter to ask followers if he should include Jay and Silent Bob in his upcoming film Moose Jaws, which he is currently writing the script for. The film will be the third in his “True North Trilogy”, which began with Tusk and continues with Yoga Hoosiers, which recently finished filming.
You can hear more about both projects in the Hollywood Babble podcast, which is below.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 5, 2015
We’ve teamed up with Maryland group Ego Likeness to bring you the exclusive premiere of their upcoming album When The Wolves Return! The album uses elements of electronica, darkwave, trip hop, and rock, all overlaid by powerful vocals from singer Donna Lynch.
Lynch has stated, “You will hear all of this on it. Not in specific words, but it’s all there, in metaphor. It is the hardest thing I’ve had to write yet, lyrically.”
The album, which comes out July 10th via Metropolis Records, is available for pre-order here. Head below to stream the full album.
Lynch gives a lengthy explanation of the album, stating:
This was not an easy album. It took five years (through no fault of EL’s co-founder and co-writer, Steven Archer) for me to come to terms with what this album needed to be: an apology to my partner and to myself, and more importantly, a reminder that the beasts can come slinking back in at any time, and I have to keep my eyes open.
The beasts––the wolves––are my illnesses, my obsessively looping brain, my bad wiring, my past, and my fear. They manifest as anxiety, OCD, and Borderline Personality Disorder (aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) and complications due to Lyme Disease.
This all seems so personal, I realize, but there’s no way to talk about the themes of the album without that basic background. We held back very little and didn’t go to great lengths to conceal very much.
One defining quality of EL that I wanted to maintain amidst the emotional outpouring was the use of allegory. I have always written between the lines of existing stories from myth, religion, and lore, making allusions wherever appropriate. We began the album this way with Leave a Light On, Thomas. The title comes directly from a line of dialogue from the film The Prophecy, where the Devil confirms an impending war between the angels for the character Thomas (in an allusion to Doubting Thomas, who has lost his faith). I used this to represent my own feelings of being a villain and to warn myself and those around me of the internal war that will inevitably come.
Allegories can be found in New Legion and En Rouge, both dealing with the summoning of ancient entities in order to seek revenge, some successful, some gone horribly wrong.
The songs occasionally express rage––at others, at situations, but mostly myself, as well as disappointment, grief, loss, and the acceptance of consequences. I worked very hard to steer clear of pleas for sympathy, rather owning the damage. I Let You and Someday address this most directly.
But the defining song of this album is the title track, When the Wolves Return. The message is not uplifting, nor is it defeatist. It’s simply the reality, because the wolves can always come back. They haven’t been destroyed, or even incapacitated. Merely driven off for now, and hopefully for a long time to come. But if they come back––when they come back––I will be better prepared to defend my family and myself, as long as I remember what I’ve learned. This album is my way of ensuring that, because I haven’t said these words only to myself, but to anyone who wants to hear them in a medium that can’t be erased. I’ve written them in stone, so to speak, and that leaves me with the responsibility to fight and keep the wolves at bay.
7/27 The Dead Milkmen, Ego Likeness, Bastards of Fate @ The 9:30 club Washington DC.
8/27-8/30 Aftermath Festival @Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto,Canada
9/27 Gothic Cruise Departing New Orleans, LA
Bloody Disgusting is exorcising new stills from The Vatican Tapes, opening in theaters on July 24, 2015.
Lakeshore Entertainment is behind the pic directed by Mark Neveldine (Ghost Rider: With A Vengeance, Crank) that, “follows the ultimate battle between good and evil- God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year- old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (Pena) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.”
It comes in the spirit of films like The Exorcist, The Devil Inside Me, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, among various other recent exorcism-inspired genre films.
Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, and Cas Anvar star.
As much as I loved The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I thought The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was insultingly bad. It was clear this was a cash-grab that split a single story into an unnecessary two. I told all of my friends to wait to see the first part until the second was released. They don’t deserve to be judged until they’re glued together.
It all ends on November 20th, 2015 with Lionsgate’s release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which will be heading to the San Diego Comic-Con. Ahead of the convention, kicking off tomorrow night, we have a series of character posters that are marked for war.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
“With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.”
If the first poster wasn’t cool enough, here’s an official one-sheet for Bite, in which a bride becomes an insect.
Breakthrough Entertainment is behind Chad Archibald’s (The Drownsman) indie horror starring Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, and Jordan Gray.
Here’s the plot details we nabbed from iMDB: “While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.“
For whatever reason this reminds me of a mix between Meet the Applegates and The Fly, which is pretty cool.
Check out the Bite art below!
In disheartening news, both Amazon and Netflix have passed on the option to pick “Hannibal“, which was cancelled recently. Amazon has the exclusive streaming rights for “Hannibal”, which led many fans to hope that they would pick it up and continue it as an original series.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller took to Twitter to announce this new information but also stated that, “…we’re still investigating possibilities.”
Still, with the news that both Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have been released from their contracts, it’s starting to feel like this truly is the end…
The show is currently in its third season with Will Graham and Jack Crawford chasing Hannibal Lecter in Palermo, Italy. This season is also confirmed to have a six-episode surrounding Francis Dollarhyde, aka “The Red Dragon”.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) July 6, 2015
Paul Feig is apparently deciding that he’s going to be a step ahead of everyone else, beating out potential leaks, and give out information about the upcoming Ghostbusters remake/reboot at his own pace via Twitter. Today’s offering is a picture of the proton pack that the stars will be using to bust some ghosts with, only this picture outlines every component needed to make sure the unit is in working order. I recognize some of the words on the picture and that’s about it. If anyone understands it all and wants to let me know in the comments what each piece does, I’ll be seriously impressed.
The synopsis for the film reads:
[Kristen] Wiig and [Melissa] McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.
Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
Earlier today, we posted about several new actors who are confirmed to appear in the film, including Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, and more.
The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Feig is directing the film based of a script written by him and Kate Dippold while Ivan Reitman is producing the film. It is expected to release on July 22, 2016.
IGN has revealed the poster for the new Cinemax show “Outcast“, which is based upon a Skybound/Image comic series created by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead“) that began last year.
The new story follows Kyle Barnes, who will be played by Patrick Fugit, “…a young man who’s family has been involved in demonic possession his whole life and begins to investigate the bigger reasons why with the help of a Reverend (Philip Glenister).”
Head below to see this image.
While troves of super fans squeeze through the San Diego Convention center on Thursday, you and a guest could be venturing deeper into the “Amazon” at a super-duper exclusive Green Inferno event.
Meet and greet with writer/director Eli Roth and cast. Eat, drink and revel in limited edition Green Inferno swag — and drop your jaw at exclusive never-before-seen footage from the film!
In theaters September 25th, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanto star in the picture about “a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save the rain forest but soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.”To enter: like, comment, share or RT this post. That’s it.
*Contest ends at 7PM PST today* Six winners will be chosen at random. Each winner will receive two tickets! Tickets are nontransferable, must be 21 years of age to attend, no photography or video is permitted. Transportation, accommodation and expenses are not included, so you must be local on July 9th in San Diego. And if you win you must RSVP before July 8th. More event details will be provided to winners.
Even though the Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters reboot is already filming, Chris Hemsworth is the only known male to star in the film that features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the new ‘Busters quartet.
Now, it has been revealed that Andy Garcia (pictured above in Ocean’s Eleven) has been cast as the Mayor of New York City, writes TheWrap. They also add that Michael Kenneth Williams of “Boardwalk Empire” and HBO fan favorite “The Wire” (pictured below) also joined the project, currently shooting in Boston, as a character named Hawkins.
There’s more: Matt Walsh, best known as press aide Mike McLintock of “Veep,” also joins the cast as Rourke, with Pat Kiernan, the longtime morning anchor on New York City’s NY1 on Time Warner Cable, stretching himself as a news anchor in the film.
Early plot details revealed that [Kristen] Wiig and [Melissa] McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.
Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
YouTuber StoryBrian has posted a video that argues CGI effects peaked in the 90’s and early 2000’s and that we now suffer from what he calls the “WETA Effect”. Basically, he’s saying that CGI used to be one or two things added into a scene built on reality, meaning there actual people touching actual props with actual backdrops and filmed using actual cameras. However, as computing powers expanded, whole scenes could rendered in CGI, meaning we could be wowed with the beauty that was created but ultimately feel entirely alienated because it simply wasn’t real.
Perhaps the best line in the video is when Brian says, “The problem, I think, is a subtle one: putting beauty, or impressiveness over believability when believability is actually more important.”
I think we can all agree that John Carpenter’s The Thing isn’t believable. However, the fact that real FX were used and it could all be interacted with by the actors suspended that disbelief, making everything seem all the more terrifying and real. Just think of the outrage over the 2011 pseudo-remake/prequel. Nobody was really bitching about the story, were they? They were far more upset that the creatures were done with CGI when we knew that they had the ability to honor the original and make fascinating, horrifying, disgusting REAL creations. We felt betrayed and let down, rightfully so, in my opinion.
What do you all think? Check out the video and then leave your opinion in the comments.
If you’re a fan of the Terminator films, you know just how cool the actual Terminator “skeletons” look. They’re kinda terrifying in their own way, and they’ve become iconic images that are now immediately identifiable when seen in pop culture.
Perhaps one of the most iconic images of these endoskeletons is the arm that Miles Dyson studies in Terminator 2. It’s one of the only remaining pieces from Sarah Connor’s initial meeting with the T-800 and it’s the foundation of Dyson’s work at Cyberdyne. I remember seeing it and thinking that it was one of the coolest props ever in a film. And now, if you’re so inclined, you can make one of your very own for right around $30. Yup, that’s not a typo.
Check out the video below which takes you through the steps of creating your very own Terminator arm!
Get ready for an interesting new spin on Stephen King’s Cujo.
Sunn Classic Pictures, veteran producer/director Mr. Lang Elliott, is gearing up to produce, distribute and reboot films from its library. One of the most popular properties in the library is the film based on the Stephen King book entitled “Cujo” that starred Dee Wallace Stone in Sunn’s 1983 motion picture version. The reboot is currently titled C.U.J.O., and stands for “Canine Unit Joint Operations,” a press release tells Bloody Disgusting.
The screenplay has been completed and development is underway with Lang Elliott set to direct.
DJ Perry is set to star. Most recently Perry co-starred and produced Ashes of Eden that will release worldwide with Lightworx Entertainment in October 2015.
Lewis Teague directed the 1983 adaptation in which a friendly St. Bernard named “Cujo” contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. It sounds as if the remake will integrate military into the story?