DeInstitutionalized LLC has released the first poster for their horror thriller A House Is Not a Home. This horror title was shot in Simi Valley, California, during December of 2012. The film notably stars Gerald Webb (Layover, “True Blood”), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum), Eddie Steeples (“My Name is Earl”) and Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”). A House Is Not a Home will complete post-production in June of this year.
“Ben (Webb) and Linda Williams move their family into a dream home in a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite their good intentions, they cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched by something. Their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn. Ben and his family flee for their lives, but it is too late. The house isn’t finished with them, trapping the family in its labyrinth. The Williamses must come together as never before to fight for their family, their lives, and to escape.”
The first graphic for the feature warns of an entity inside this new home. The Williams family have recently moved into their residence, but something is not right. Shapes and shadows move in the home late at night, and a presence is stalking this family. That presence is hinted at, if viewers look closely at the movie poster for A House Is Not a Home.
Horror fans will not have to wait long to see the film. Once production is complete, A House Is Not a Home will seek distribution across multiple formats. Specific release details will be announced shortly through production houses DeInstitutionalized LLC, Transformation Films, and Tiki Terrors LLC.
A House Is Not a Home was directed by Christopher Ray from a story by James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik, and Victoria Dadi. READ MORE
Directed by David Paul Baker and starring Nicole Alonso, Leslie Andrews, and Carolyn Crow, we have some art and a trailer for the UK horror Screen.
“A group of horror fans are found scared to death in front of a drive-in movie screen. Whatever they saw also bled into the screens on their mobile devices. We go back 24 hours to follow two of the characters from this group. Lola and Carrie go on a road trip to attend this Halloween screening event. It’s being held at an old disused drive-in movie theater. They also research the past reports about the drive-in. It’s haunted! People died in front of the screen in the 70s. This event is the 40th anniversary of the deaths. Despite this fact, nothing will stop Lola and Carrie from attending. They want to see what is on the screen.” READ MORE
Check out some sick images and the first trailer for the indie terror Embedded.
The film, directed by Michael Bafaro, stars Don Knodel (Man Without a Name), Steve Thackray (The Ennead), Jeb Beach (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Jennifer Koenig (“Once Upon a Time”), Krista Magnusson, Arpad Balogh, and Lori Watt (Watchmen).
“Through the lens of the camera, James Parnell, a seasoned correspondent for NBS news, and his cameraman, Tom Whittaker, embed themselves into the nine-person posse that sets off into the rugged wilderness terrain of the Rocky Mountains to find a missing child who may become the next victim of what is believed to be a rogue grizzly… and to later discover that some things reach beyond the darkest realms of human nature.” READ MORE
Weirdsmobile Productions is proud to announce that its new horror-comedy, Chastity Bites, will be making its World Premiere at the 16th edition of the Dances With Films Film Festival on June 1, 2013 at 11:45pm in Hollywood, California. The film, written and produced by Lotti Pharriss Knowles (producer on HBO Documentary Films’ “Vito” and “I Am Divine”), marks the feature film directorial debut of John V. Knowles (short film “SHADOW.NET”).
“Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her “botox” as an abstinence educator in conservative America…but will a brave young blogger and reporter for the high school paper finally put an end to the Blood Countess’ reign of terror and save her best friend from becoming the next victim?”
The film stars Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Francia Raisa (ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager”), Louise Griffiths (pictured below; “The Revenant”), Eddy Rioseco (ABC’s “Parenthood”), Amy Okuda (“The Guild”), Sarah Stouffer (“Bloomington”), Lindsey Morgan (ABC’s “General Hospital”), Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Greer Grammar (MTV’s “Awkward.”) and Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator”). READ MORE
Here’s the trailer for Jason Hawkins’ indie The Devil Knows His Own.
The film from Gravestone Entertainment stars Dara Davey, Eileen Dietz, Patrick D. Green, Alicia Rose, and Natasha Timpani along with Simon Scott, Mick LaFlamme, and Beth Marie.
“When Jessica and Ethan Ray receive news their Grandmother has passed, they believe the nightmares of their childhoods will finally be laid to rest. Returning home for the first time in over 25 years, the siblings reunite only to discover a mystery surrounds the house they are inheriting. Within the walls of their family estate, the dead to do not rest easy, and the horrors of their childhood are nothing compared to the terror that awaits them.”
Here’s a belated review for Danny Mulheron’s Fresh Meat, which premiered at the festival last month.
Evan Dickson chimes in with his mixed thoughts: “Fresh Meat is a good deal of fun. The gore is heavy and prevalent, but so day-glo happy that it never becomes truly disturbing” he explains. “It’s a loose, ramshackle film that might grow tiresome in spots, but if you can latch onto and invest yourself in Tevita’s character you’ll zero in on a satisfying coming of age story.”
Click the title for the review.
Starring Temuera Morrison, Nicola Kawana and Hanna Tevita, “After a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of dysfunctional criminals flees to the suburbs and gets more than it bargained for when it crash lands in the garage of an upper-class Maori family whose refined palates have developed a taste for human flesh. This action-packed horror comedy tells a blood-spattered tale of basement butchery and shifting allegiances as these unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown.“
John Carpenter likes a few simple things, two of which are the NBA and video games.
It’s not much of a secret, which is why the publicists and publishers for various games have hired the horror icon to do interviews surrounding their various releases – even when he has absolutely nothing to do with them. Out of said interviews comes all sorts of ridiculous non-news, like this hilarious gem.
Game Informer carried an interview with the director of Halloween, The Fog, In the Mouth of Madness and dozens of other classics, where they baited him into stating he’d love to direct a feature film adaptation of EA’s “Dead Space.”READ MORE
John La Tier’s Tell Tale Heart, starring Patrick John Flueger, Rose McGowan, Peter Bogdanovitch, Jacob Vargas, Damon Whitaker, is now in post-production and for sales at next week’s Cannes.
“Inspired by the terrifying mind of Edgar Allen Poe, comes the most haunting adaptation to date of a tormented man who continually re-admits himself into a halfway house, in a futile attempt to escape a spiral into madness.”
Darclight is selling the film. Check out the sales art inside. READ MORE
Danish band Iceage are making a name for themselves with their blend of punk, rock, noise, and strong songwriting. Their new album You’re Nothing (iTunes) has been met with critical acclaim and is highly touted by many as an Album Of The Year contender.
But what makes them fun for us Bloody-Disgusting readers is that they are big horror fans! Below you can see drummer Dan Kjær Nielsen’s Top 9 Horror Movies, which includes some truly stellar choices, many of which are true classics for even the most picky of horror lovers. Head on below to check out his fantastic list! READ MORE
Bait 2, which is still seeking a director, has been retitled to Deep Water.
“It’s just a routine flight, one that is carrying the world’s most vicious merchant of death and an assassin who will stop at nothing to ensure his target is eliminated. Routine, until the plane goes down in the middle of the ocean. As the downed aircraft takes on water with every passing second, the surviving passengers and crew must face terror beyond reckoning. Their plane is on the brink of toppling into a bottomless abyss. Not only will the killers stop at nothing to secure their personal survival, the rapidly disintegrating airplane has been infiltrated…by the deadliest natural born killers on earth.”
The tagline “Fear has landed” should be enough of a joke to get you to air this obviously comedic thriller. READ MORE
Check out a clip from tonight’s tonight’s “Hannibal” where Will and Jack hunt a ruthless serial killer who harvests the organs of his victims.
NBC’s drama series, starring Madds Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and Laurence Fishburne, airs Thursday nights.
“Feed your fear. FBI Agent Will Graham hunts the most notorious serial killers. What he doesn’t know is his new partner is the most notorious serial killer of all.
Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
While Lecter and Graham work to unravel the mystery and catch the killer, Dr. Lecter tests him every step of the way, toying with Graham, playing a game all his own. Like only Lecter can, he twists Will’s mind, daring him to question everything he knows about others – and even more frightening – himself.” READ MORE
Fox has ordered the drama series “Almost Human,” “Rake,” “Gang Related” and “Sleepy Hollow” for the 2013-14 season, the network announced.
“Sleepy Hollow,” from “Transformers” team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, finds Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) being resurrected to find a world on the brink of doom.
From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the Star Trek and Transformers franchises, “Fringe”), the thrilling new action-adventure “Sleep Hollow” is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
“Sleepy Hollow” is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” Underworld and Total Recall). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci and Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot. READ MORE
Russian rockers Louna have released a heavily loaded video for “Business”. Based heavily upon the Wizard Of Oz mythos, the video takes the militaristically atheistic lyrics and combines them with politically charged imagery. In the video, two warring factions of munchkins use any means to kill one another, including bombs, balloon explosives, and suicide vests. Meanwhile, the Wizard watches over as a mask, no expression present as senseless slaughter after senseless slaughter is committed.
In a band declaration, Louna states, “Louna would like to welcome you to our vision of the world. The message of the song and the video will likely encounter two types of viewers: those who will embrace it and those who will despise it. Probably no one will be able to watch it and listen to the song and have no opinion one way or the other. The message of the song and the video is a sensitive one, and everyone in Louna realizes the real possibility of some cultures in the world declaring holy war against us, and others will denounce it as atheist propaganda. While it is true that we in Louna are all atheists, the message of our song and video is nonetheless undeniable and illustrates the chaos and death that result from religious conflict. Our priorities are people, peace, truth and freedom. We are demonstrating the truth and saying what so many in the world think but are too afraid to articulate. We will not be silenced by intimidation or fear.”
Telltale absolutely killed it with The Walking Dead series. Trying to top it would be near impossible, but they could very well come close with The Wolf Among Us. The game will be based off the DC comic book series known as Fables. The comic is a constant best seller and the series has been running for over a decade. The series will start out before the events in the 1st issue of the series. You the player take on the roll of Bigby Wolf, also known as The Big Bad Wolf who was exiled from the land of fairy tales. He is commissioned by Snow White to keep peace among the mythical creatures while otherwise remaining undetected to the normies. Head past the break to check out the first set of screens from the game.
Announced just about a month ago is a prequel to the Batman Arkham video game series. Arkham Origins will be taking place as Batman is an up and coming superhero and your favorite villains are beginning to surface. Well it’s time we got a glimpse at the game. Head past a break to see some of the first amazing screen shots. The game has a tentative release on October 25th of this year for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
In select cities – NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston & Baltimore – May 10th is Anchor Bay’s No One Lives, an insanely bloody slasher from Midnight Meat Train‘sRyuhei Kitamura.
Yesterday I hopped on the phone with the film’s star, Luke Evans (The Raven, Fast & Furious 6), and we talked about the preparation required to play a man so effective of killing he’s able to wipe out a gang of violent killers in gloriously messy fashion. We also discussed the most difficult kill of the movie (hint: it was yesterday’s clip) and the status of The Crow.
“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 themselves outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.” The film also stars Lee Tergesen, Adelaide Clemens, Laura Ramsey, Lindsey Shaw, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Derek Magyar, and Brodus Clay.
Head inside for the interview! There are SPOILERS – but only for people who haven’t seen the clips or the red-band trailer. READ MORE
Universal’s Dracula (formerly Year Zero), has added Dominic Cooper to the cast (pictured above; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dead Man Down), Variety reports. It’s not yet known what role he’ll be playing.
Pic stars Fast & Furious 6‘s Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon. Gary Shore is directing and Michael De Luca producing.
“The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Prince Vlad, the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by the Bram Stoker novel.”
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the latest draft of the script. VP of production Anikah McLaren and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.
The film is moving fast with Universal giving it the greenlight and slating it for an Aug. 8, 2014 release.
Nature goes rogue in Michael Logan’s Apocalypse Cow (May 21; St. Martins), in which a leaked government bio-weapon transforms the local wildlife into flesh-craving man-eaters. By restricting his infection to animals, Logan’s shrewd concept tweaks the very core of zombie myth. From cows to dogs, from sheep to squirrels, once the disease has spread, the heavily outnumbered humans are forced to circle the wagons against the furry masses.
Scottish author Michael Logan champions mediocrity by making a triumvirate of losers the unexpected heroes of his story. First there’s young Geldof, a teen wanker raised by a veggie-obsessed mother and a pothead of a father. Then you’ve got Terry, the guy manning the bolt gun out at McTavish & Sons slaughterhouse. Poor Terry always smells like raw meat and has a hard time with the lassies as a result. Slacker journalist Lindsey rounds out the cast, a reporter for the Glasgow Tribune who can’t catch a bloody break.
When an experimental bio-weapon is accidentally unleashed on a herd of unsuspecting cows, the three unlikely heroes find themselves barred in a house with several others, terrified of the madness that rages out on the city streets. (And considering that some of the animal attacks are sexual in nature––what one character dubs “reverse bestiality“– it is, indeed, madness worth hiding from.) Inevitably, cabin fever sets in, the idea of cannibalism is kicked around, and escape from Glasgow becomes the only viable option.
With Apocalypse Cow, Logan has struck an impressive balance between action and wit. In between the gruesomely funny animal attacks, the crackerjack banter keeps the pages turning. With staunch vegetarians holed up alongside stoners and meat-craving couch potatoes, petty conflicts are inevitable, and Logan seems to take great pleasure in putting these assclowns in awkward situations just to push their buttons. Sure, there’s no point in taking any of this seriously, but with a title like “Apocalypse Cow”, what did you expect? Earning its rightful place alongside other “nature run amok” classics of pop culture, Logan’s novel really delivers the Grade A goods.
In select cities – NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston & Baltimore – May 10th is Anchor Bay’s No One Lives, an insanely bloody slasher from Midnight Meat Train‘s Ryuhei Kitamura.
I recently chatted with Kitamura about the conceit of this film (ultimate psychopath vs. bush league psychopaths) and how he saw Luke Evans as the ultimate killer. I also got an update on Versus 2, turns out there’s already a script!
“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 themselves outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.” The film stars Luke Evans, Lee Tergesen, Adelaide Clemens, Laura Ramsey, Lindsey Shaw, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Derek Magyar, and Brodus Clay.
I haven’t seen Alyce Kills, the newest BD Selects title from Zombie Strippers director Jay Lee, but I loved the trailer. Since that was so action packed I have to assume this new clip is from one of the more suspenseful, methodically paced, segments of the film – but it’s still got a spooky payoff.
“After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart…along with anyone else who gets in her way.”
Director Jay Lee takes us down the rabbit hole and unleashes enough chaos and horror to satisfy any gore hound. Alyce Kills stars Tamara Feldman (Hatchet), James Duval (Donnie Darko, Doom Generation), Eddie Rouse (Pandorum), Larry Cedar (The Crazies), Yorgo Constantine (Fast Five), Megan Gallagher (“Millenium”) Rena Owen (Once We Were Warriors), Tracey Walter (Repo Man, Batman), Bret Roberts (May, Nighstalker) and Jade Dornfeld making her film debut as the titular character Alyce.
Alyce Kills takes an unflinching look at a young woman’s struggle to keep it together after tragically killing her best friend. Haunted by guilt, she begins to unravel–losing sleep, losing her job and eventually her sanity. Alyce Kills will be released in select theaters on May 24, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on May 21, 2013. Additional local cable VOD information is available via Tribeca Film On Demand at Bloodydisgustingselects.com/vod.
Director Steven C. Miller’s Under the Bed is pretty much the opposite of the V/H/S movies. Hewing closer to a slow burn (with a dash of Amblin), this creature feature dips its toes into 80′s horror films (with a bit of added angst). And now we’ve got a trailer (via The Wrap) that reflects that, though it’s not as bloody as the actual feature.
Opening July 19 from XLRator Media, “Every child knows about the monster under the bed—Neal Hausman’s mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston, Chasing Mavericks) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith, Green Lantern, Changeling), terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.” Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander and Kelcie Stranahan star. The film was penned by Eric Stolze who wrote the upcoming Late Phases.
A triumph of high concept storytelling and raw imagery, Black Mask Studios’ 12 Reasons To Die #1 comes highly recommended. Based on the first issue alone, Ghostface Killah’s first foray into comics shouldn’t be missed and the result is pretty excellent. “12 Reasons To Die” definitely deserves to be on your pick-up list this week. READ MORE
Filmax International has provided Bloody Disgusting with the English-language trailer for Manuel Carballo’s The Returned, which declares these creatures neither zombies, nor humans.
In the film penned by Hatem Khraiche and Ruiz-Zorrilla, “Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s own husband, Jack, has been returned.”
Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, Shawn Doyle and Claudia Bassols all star, with the trailer and lengthy synopsis below. READ MORE
It’s day three of our Best Megadeth Album as chosen by YOU, the Bloody-Disgusting readers! After the first poll the 2004 album The System Has Failed was eliminated from the list. Today we see the 2001 album The World Needs A Hero knocked out of the running by garnering the least amount of votes. With that being said, we’ve still got 11 albums to go through to determine which album is your favorite! So head on below and cast your vote!
Megadeth’s new album Super Collider will be released June 4th. READ MORE