We’ve got a really strong edition of Bloody Disgusting News Bites as beyond the break you’ll find a load of small news stories including details on Showtime’s animated “Dexter” series, “Early Cuts”, along with a new interview with “True Blood” vamp Stephen Moyer, a behind-the-scenes look at The House of the Devil, Kevin Smith chats Red State getting financed, and a new poster for Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones arrives. Check it all of the goodness below!
KEVIN SMITH’S RED STATE
After the Weinstein brothers passed on Kevin Smith’s horror screenplay Red State, it looked as if the project would go from “on hold” to “never gonna happen.” News comes in via Den of Geek who chatted with the cult director and got some fresh, invigorating news.
“I got a call at 2am last night. I think we’ve got the money for RED STATE,” hes tells the site, with a full interview forthcoming.
They also write, “We double checked that with him directly to make sure that’s what the man said. And he did. Whether it’s his next project or not is unclear (but unlikely, we’d wager). But RED STATE might, at last, actually be happening.”
RED STATE is a horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.
Christopher Smith’s Triangle arrives in UK cinemas on October 16. Below you’ll find the new UK quad, while a new interactive game has just been released.
“It’s an interactive game where you can choose your own path, sort of like a Choose Your Own Adventure type thing. It’s an annotated YouTube video so at the end of each clip, you have two choices to make.” Click here to take a look.
When Jess hits a seagull on a drive to the local harbour, little does she know that it is a harrowing omen of things to come. She sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends and already things are not as they seem – she just cant put her finger on why. Her suspicions are heightened when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety – a ship Jess is convinced shes been on before. The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.
STEPHEN MOYER ON TRUE BLOOD
I know a lot of you are “True Blood” fanatics (as am I), so below you’ll find a brand new interview with leading vamp Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill Compton on HBO’s show. The second season just ended here in the States and the first is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Check it out.
First season synopsis: “The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people’s minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires ‘came out of the coffin’ on national television.”
BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
Below you’ll find a new behind-the-scenes video for Magnet Releasing’s The House of the Devil (review), Ti West’s latest horror project, which stars Greta Gerwig, Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Dee Wallace, Mary B. McCann, Brenda Cooney, John Speredakos and Heather Robb in an 80’s homage based on true events. The flick is now available on VOD, Amazon and XBOX, and will be arriving in limited theaters come October 30 (this is a pretty good movie to see Halloween weekend). Ti West’s Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever will be hitting DVD in February, while you can also check out his other indie films, Trigger Man and the critically acclaimed The Roost, on DVD now.
“Set in the 1980s and based on true, unexplained events, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL stars the sexy Jocelin Donahue as cash-strapped college student Samantha Hughes, who takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion with her good friend Megan (Greta Gerwig, BAGHEAD). She’s desperate for money and the pay is good, but something feels wrong, and Samantha quickly realizes that the girls are trapped. As a lunar eclipse darkens the night sky, Samantha finds that her employers–cult favorites Tom Noonan (MANHUNTER) and Mary Woronov (ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL)–don’t have a baby at all, and have something truly terrifying in store for them.”
WHITAKER TALKS JEKYLL
In an interview with MTV, Forest Whitaker talks about his forthcoming role in Jekyll and Hyde, the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” that will also star 50 Cent.
“It’s a father-son kind of relationship,” he tells the site adding that he’ll play Jekyll and 50 would play Hyde. “It’s also [an interesting script] because we are dealing with similar things. You know, this Jekyll has a lot of issues and problems personally, himself. Hidden passions, hidden perversions — and it’s acted out by 50.”
Abel Ferrara will be directing.
LOVELY BONES INTERNATIONAL POSTER
Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, “The Lovely Bones” centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
DEXTER GETS ANIMATED
Showtime has launched a special DEXTER websites entitled “Early Cuts”. Premiering on Sunday, October 25th, you can check out 12 one-to-two minute animated shorts.
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