Games have inventory systems. Not all of them, but any game that has limited player resources has some kind of inventory system. Mario keeps count of coins. Shooters keep count of bullets. Games where you collect flowers keeps track of flowers. READ MORE
You’re going to need to start immediately if you want to kick off your Memorial Day weekend the right way.
First, hit the store this a.m. and start out by making yourself Ecto-Cooler, while also stocking up on Marshmallows, and maybe even a box of Lucky Charms (in memory of the old-school “Ghostbusters” cereal).
Pour yourself a drink, stuff a mallow in your mouth and let your milk get all sugary to one of the best ever episodes of “The Real Ghostbusters.”
We present you with “The Boogieman Cometh,” the sixth episode from the show’s 1986 inaugural season that premiered on October 18.
Easily the best, and scariest episode of the long running animated series, “two children turn up at the Firehouse claiming that the Boogieman is living in their closet, leading the skeptical Ghostbusters on a mission to bedroom closets throughout New York, and finally into the twisted world of the Boogieman himself!”
As an added bonus, we have also embedded “The Bogeyman Is Back,” an episode sequel featuring the return of the Boogieman. In “The Bogeyman Is Back,” “after a near death experience atop the World Trade Center towers, Egon’s fears inadvertently releases the Boogieman from his dimensional prison. The Ghostbusters follow him to a hideously converted amusement park, where he traps them with their own fear, leaving Slimer and the Junior Ghostbusters to save the day.” It aired in the show’s third season on October 3, 1987.
Small fact: While in the Boogieman’s realm, Ray mentions using the Proton Streams may be more dangerous than crossing the streams.
Singer Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver) has been sued by his former bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots for being regularly late for performances during the 20th anniversary tour as well as missing promotional gigs. They also state that Weiland “refused to communicate with other bandmembers in [an] attempt to hijack the tour”.
Weiland was officially fired from STP in February when the remaining members released a statement that simply said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Since then the band has recorded a new song entitled “Out Of Line” with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. A free download of the song can be found here/ It is unclear whether or not Bennington is officially the new lead singer or was just a guest for this track. You can listen to “Out Of Line” below as well as get more information. READ MORE
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, which will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday in the competition section, says THR.
The film, a vampire love story, features Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska (Albert Nobbs) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek).
“Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?”
The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig of Pandora Film. Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer.
Fans of Capcom’s longstanding survival horror turned action horror turned action adventure franchise Resident Evil have been through a lot. It’s an audience that’s definitely grown over the years, but in doing so it’s also become fragmented. There are what I like to refer to as the “purists” who want the series to return to its roots, the “Boyalists” who don’t mind a little extra action in their Resident Evil soup, and finally, the “loyalists” who are happy with the series any way they can get it. The latter group will enjoy Operation Raccoon City just as much as Code Veronica, simply because it’s Resident Evil.
Whichever group you proudly declare yourself a member of, Resident Evil: Revelations offers something for everyone. Find out if its transition to consoles makes for a “definitive” version or whether you should stick with its handheld sibling, in my review. READ MORE
I have been wanting it to be Friday since…well, since, like most of you, Monday. Yeah, I didn’t have anything clever for that last bit. However, that isn’t stopping me from being excited about another Twisted Music Video Of The Week. This week brings The Sewing Circle‘s “Ride With Me”, which is very gentle and pleasant musically but quite intense visually. Directed by J Buckner and Zach Shildwachter, and taking inspiration from The Strangers, Scanners, and, if you stretch it a bit, Freddy’s Dead, the video shows three people take their vengeance out on a man who abuses his dog. I could tell you how things end, but where’s the fun in that? Head on down to check it out! READ MORE
“In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.”
Produced by both Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse, the pic stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller and Rhys Wakefield. READ MORE
Hollywood Collectibles recently unveiled a new addition to their store, and it has a face only a mother could love. Okay, fine, I love it too. Standing at 28″ tall and 26″ wide, this life-size Nemesis bust is made of fiberglass and hand painted with an extraordinary attention to detail. It looks intimidating, but I think it’s safe to say the scariest thing about it is its $800 price tag. That’s like, 800 Mountain Dews.
In related news, my birthday is coming up and since none of you bought me anything last year, this would be a mighty good way of making that up to me. If you do, I’m willing to share pictures of Nemmy — that’s what I’ll call him, Nemmy — and my first date. I’m thinking Chinese food and a horror movie. Do you think Nemmy would mind if we watched Resident Evil? READ MORE
The piece of crap known as TMZ have a new image from Machete Kills, as well as details on his character in the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel to Machete.
The trash site reports that Charlie Sheen is channeling his Latino roots and changing his name back to Carlos Estevez… at least for now.
Above, and below is a screengrab from the upcoming flick showing that Sheen will use his birth name in the new Robert Rodriguez film. It’s the first time in his professional career he won’t be billed as Charlie Sheen.
In theaters September 13 from Open Road, Danny Trejo stars as the title character, alongside Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens and Marko Zaror.
“Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States (Charlie Sheen) for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.” READ MORE
Screen Gems has just released yet another Tumblr-based motion poster for Carrie, starring Chloe Moretz as the title character, alongside Julianne Moore, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde, Judy Greer and Portia Doubleday.
In theaters October 18 from director Kimberly Peirce, the film is “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.”
Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of Stephen King’s “Carrie” earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. READ MORE
I’m still not 100% convinced on The Purge, the upcoming thriller that stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. It looks interesting enough but the concept is utterly ridiculous and absurd. However, that statement could be applied to a VAST amount of films that are released each year, so what do I know, right?
However, one thing that has me intrigued is the soundtrack, which is composed by Nathan Whitehead (Gears Of War: Judgment, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon).
Whitehead comments, “Scoring The Purge was a fascinating and haunting exploration into what we value as a society and how far will we go in the name of greater social good. Sonically, this was such a fun world to develop as I got to record and process a lot of strange sounds to create our own vocabulary for the score—everything from spring rattles and noisy toys to whooshing traffic and subway tunnels. Then working with this gritty, textural palette I aimed to tell two main stories musically: Will we survive the night and even if we do, what does this say about us as human beings? I found this combination of tense action and human drama to be so compelling and it was really rewarding to express that musically.”
Head on down for the track list and the spooky cover art, which looks like The Strangers meets Dead Silence. READ MORE
If you aren’t excited for Big Robot’s upcoming “tweedpunk robo-horror” game Sir, You Are Being Hunted, then I’m not doing my job right. In it, you’re being hunted by classy English robots who smoke pipes and bleep, bloop about the British countryside. It’s one of the most original indie games I’ve seen so far, and the way it mixes dark, quirky humor with horror is really rather impressive.
So why don’t you slip into a velvet bathrobe, sink real deep into that giant recliner and take a puff out of your big oak pipe, because I’m about to hand-feed you some new gameplay, dipped in love. READ MORE
Says TheWrap, Mickey Fisher, an unknown and unsigned writer until recently, has film studios drooling over his script Extant for weeks… there’s just one twist: it’s not a film script.
Fisher wrote Extant as a TV pilot. It’s a one-hour sci-fi drama “about John and Molly Watts and their son, a human-like robot named Ethan. Molly, the space-traveling wife, is also pregnant with a baby that is part human and part alien. The family intrigue deepens in subsequent episodes.”
Multiple agencies sought to sign the writer after reading the script, and WME won out. WME and manager Brooklyn Weaver, who discovered Fisher, sent the script around to the studios who are hot to trot for a high-concept script mixing sci-fi and familial drama.
“Everyone is freaking out about it,” an agent at a rival firm said to TheWrap. “It’s A.I. as a TV series.”
Though just 56 pages, it introduces several plotlines and interconnected characters that would be difficult to resolve in a single film. The script is written in five acts and takes place on earth and in a space station.
Warner Bros. still made an offer to acquire the project and turn it into a movie, according to multiple individuals inside and outside the studio, but now the studio is talking with Fisher about acquiring a different pitch. The studio declined to comment.
WME and Weaver always harbored dreams of turning Extant into a TV series with Steven Spielberg producing. They are halfway there: Amblin TV, which produced “ER” and “The Americans,” is developing and packaging it. It remains unclear if Spielberg will take a credit, though his involvement would make it even more attractive to networks.
From Christian Ackerman (Wisconsin Project X) we have the trailer and art for Terror Vortex, hailing from the Fast Coast Production Compan.
The film stars Ackerman (who also wrote and directs the film) with Jesse Head, Danielle Ackerman, Tyler Wittenberg, and Scott Ranf.
The pic is described as “A mind-bending psychological thriller/horror film about a man chasing down a serial killer through the streets of New York. The killer has abducted the man’s wife, and in the search for her he finds something much more horrific.”
Here’s your first look at the new indie Slink, which was written and directed by Jared Masters. Art Roberts, Julia Faye West, Danika Galindo, Paul Tirado, Dawna Lee Heising, Anthony Del Negro, and Jade Bryce star. Inside we have stills, the poster, as well as the film’s second trailer.
“In the rural town of Wickenhaven, a psychotic tanning salon owner is responsible for the disappearances of many young, innocent girls, while his wife, an exotic purse designer, is willing to overlook his evil nature.
After the unexplained death of their Uncle Arlo, Kayla Nunez and her sister venture to his home in the rural town of Wickenhaven. They plan to claim their share of his estate, but their trip takes a drastic turn after discovering that their uncle’s house is occupied by a mysterious relative, Aunt May, who may be harboring deadly secrets. Complicating matters is the deranged, lust-filled tanning salon owner, Dale, and his exotic wife, Joan, whose business in designer handbags is the backbone to the entire town’s economy, and possibly the darkest fashion controversy the world will ever know.” READ MORE
From Korean director Kim Seong-hong comes Doctor, starring Kim Chang-wan and Bae So-eun.
Opening in Korea on June 20th, we have a pretty bloody tease, along with the art.
“Doctor follows the exploits of a psychopathic plastic surgeon (Chang-wan) who flies off the proverbial rocker once he discovers that his wife (So-eun) is having an affair. Knowing the truth, he embarks on a murderous quest for blood and revenge.” READ MORE
A girls-only weekend getaway to a remote island from their childhood turns into a fight for survival in the heart-racing thriller, Black Rock, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download July 30 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Directed by and starring Katie Aselton (TV’s “The League,” The Puffy Chair), the indie thriller also stars Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, It’s Complicated, What Happens In Vegas) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Straw Dogs, Blue Crush).
“Three childhood friends, Sarah (Bosworth), Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Bell), get together for a private campout at an iconic setting from their childhood, an empty island off the coast of Maine, to renew their bond of sisterhood. The trio, however, quickly finds themselves in a fight for their lives. After meeting three men who have come to the island for a hunting trip, a night of drinking spirals into a tragic accident, and the ladies soon become the target. What first started as a simple play date to recall old times is now a race for survival.”
The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include an audio commentary with director/actress Katie Aselton and actress Lake Bell plus a look at the movie’s thrilling score and a “making of” featurette. READ MORE
There are some films that exist as sacred experiences in our memory, and it’s likely that our memory is the only place where they can exist in such a fashion. I’m talking about those horror films from my childhood that still trigger my pleasure neurons when I think about them, but if I take the time to realistically gauge what my reaction to them today would be like – I’m filled with a specific and undeniable brand of seething uneasiness.
For instance, I adored Fright Night 2 as a kid. I remember it as a raucous romp wherein Charlie Brewster had a sexier girlfriend who could even make studying at the library look hot. I also seem to remember that, this time, Peter Vincent is the one who has to do the convincing – which is an interesting reversal. I also remember being mildly disappointed that Evil Ed didn’t return (as promised) but I felt like the bowling scene somehow made up for it.
I imagine if I revisited the film today I’d feel differently. First of all, it’s out of print – not a great sign of its enduring cultural longevity (there are some films where it’s like a crime that they’re out of print, this doesn’t feel like one of them – tell me if it is). Secondly, all of the things that made the movie a plus when I was in the 5th or 6th grade would likely bog it down with silliness now. I almost feel like a new viewing would turn me into Charlie Brewster at the beginning of the sequel, a once-believer who is now throwing away all of his crucifixes. READ MORE
Dynamite is pumping out another “Vampirella” storyline. This time they’re bringing the vampire seductress to the deep American South for a tale of dark magic and demon hunting. This five-part series is written by Eisner Award nominee Nate Cosby, with illustrations from Jose Luis. I’m shocked more horror comics aren’t set in the American South, but I feel this is the beginning of a new trend.
Issue #1 of “Vampirella: Southern Gothic” Is slated for release in August from Dynamite Entertainment. READ MORE
A combination of odd and surreal, Dia De Los Muertos #3 delivers three distinct and enjoyable short stories. Taking inspiration from the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, what you have here is a creative blend of storytelling and art. Riley Rossmo singlehandedly delivers the eye candy with his fantastic illustrations. This month’s issue features tales from Alex Grecian, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joe Keatinge READ MORE
Potheads and superheroes. Why has no one combined these two before? Have you ever seen a superhero on weed? The Bounce #1 lights up and kicks off this new series from Joe Casey and David Messina. It’s almost timely as we see what Bouncing Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes would be like if he wasn’t chubby and living in the twenty-first century. Hmm, maybe this IS him seeing as the latest incarnation of LSH has recently been cancelled! Is writer Joe Casey that omniscient? He might be…but otherwise, this is a solid introductory issue. READ MORE
Last week, the Slender Man inspired indie horror game The Legend was green-lit on Steam. Today, developer Elder Productions has launched a crowd-funding campaign via Indiegogo to get the funds they need to make it the best game ever. I hope they succeed, because the game looks great. More after the break. READ MORE