In Watch Dogs, human trafficking is very, very bad. Bad enough for Aiden to take time out of his day to ruin yours. In this new trailer we get to see anti-hero Aiden Pearce do just that. All he needs is a cell phone, a gun, and a stylish trench coat.
For the unfamiliar, Watch Dogs is an open world game with elements of stealth and action adventure games. It takes place in near future Chicago, and revolves around Aiden, a man with some rather impressive aptitude for hacking anything and everything with his phone. It’s being published by Ubisoft for the PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the new trailer after the break.
Still baiting viewers into getting hooked to terrible cinema, here’s the trailer for Ghost Shark, from director Griff Furst, and starring Mackenzie Rosman, Richard Moll, Dave Davis, and Sloane Coe.
“Last Fourth of July, teenager Christy Bruce disappeared from a high school beach party. Her severed arm washed ashore a day later. Drunken sea captain Blaise Shaw became a hero to the small seaside community of Harmony after killing the great white shark that was deemed responsible, but the Christy Bruce murder was no shark attack. Blaise turns to ghost hunter Ava Conte, who is skeptical but intrigued by his ghost shark ramblings. With preparations for a massive July 4th celebration rapidly approaching, they soon find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy of sex and murder involving the town’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens. Unprepared to contend with a Ghost Shark that can hunt on land, sea, as well as anywhere there is enough water or rain to sustain its phantom form, Blaise and Ava must uncover the truth about the towns dark past or fall victim to the Ghost Shark.” READ MORE
Hitting all home video platforms this coming September is Brian T. Jaynes’ The Underneath, starring Holt Boggs, Natalie Wilemon, and Larry Jack Dotson.
In the sci-fi action thriller, “A young newlywed couple find themselves trapped in a network of underground caves. With her husband injured, the new bride is forced to find her way back to the surface in order to save his life. In the process, they discover a terrifying truth about the “underneath”, they are not alone. Something evil is hunting them.”
It was shot in Mineola, Texas, where an entire subterranean cave set was constructed.
We’ve scored a first still, as well as the film’s trailer, both which can be watched below.
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Co-penned by Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival deputy director Mike Hostench comes Asmodexia, the feature debut of Marc Carrete (short films “Mal cuerpo” and “Castidermia”).
Carrete co-wrote the screenplay, which will go into production August 26.
“Asmodexia unspools over five days in the lives of an exorcist and his granddaughter, working in the Barcelona area.”
Check out the film’s early teaser out of Cannes.
Below we’ve added a pair of new TV Spots for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, one out of of Japan, the other the third to air in the U.S.
In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”
Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff and Brad William Henke all star. READ MORE
Here’s a brand new still from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming dystopian epic Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. In it, Copley and Damon appear to be wrecked and prepared for battle… on Earth.
In theaters August 9, “In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max, an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt and her hard-line forces — but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.”
Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and Diego Luna also star. READ MORE
While I am excited for The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright’s new movie that stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, it’s hard to think it’s going to be better than Son’y s This Is the End, wich is easily this year’s best comedy. I think it’s time to level expectations. Anyways, here are a series of new character posters, courtesy of Empire.
In theaters August 23 2013, “20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.” READ MORE
Deviant art user Lauramei has created a series of artistic new looks at some of our favorite horror icons, done up as cute cartoons.
Inside you’ll not only want to hug Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees, but also The Shining twins, Ringu‘s Sadako, Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Leatherface, Scream‘s Ghostface, Nosferatu, and “It’s” Pennywise!
They’re so adorable! READ MORE
Last week it was announced that Paramount had regained the rights to the Friday The 13th franchise, and they have a five year window to make things happen. I’m not sure if this means that the rights will expire if they don’t make a movie in the next five years (deals like this are common) or if they simply have five years to make as many of these suckers as they can. If the latter is the case, and if their initial foray is lucrative enough, they can certainly get four out there if they follow the “one a year” release pattern from the 80′s.
It’s too late for them to make one in time for December 13th of this year, so I imagine that they’ll be aiming for the next available date – June 13th, 2014 – which gives them some time to get it right. While I genuinely dug the 2009 remake (and wouldn’t at all mind getting that Shannon/Swift snowbound sequel), there are some ground rules we need to establish before moving forward in order to ensure we get the best F13 possible.
Head below for 11 Things We Want In The Next Friday The 13th!!! READ MORE
Dr. Frankenstein has created a monster, again.
Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein has been given an official release date for next year.
Penned by Chronicle‘s Max Landis, the latest Mary Shelley adaptation will hit theaters on October 17, 2014 via Twentieth Century Fox.
The Woman in Black and Horns‘ Daniel Radcliffe will co-star as the Hunchback. No other casting has been revealed, yet.
Jump aboard The Host director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer and meet the thriller’s cast including Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner and Kenny Doughty.
Below we’ve added several new character one-sheet that introduce the passengers in the post-apocalyptic chiller from The Weinstein Company, thanks to Twitch.
Based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” “Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.” READ MORE
HBO’s sixth season of “True Blood” is just a week away, so why not draw some blood with this new clip trailer featuring tons of new footage.
Season 6 picks up immediately after last year’s bloody finale, which found Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) attempting to escape a very scary–and very naked–Bill (Stephen Moyer, who also directed the premiere episode). Joining the “True Blood” regulars this year are guest stars Rutger Hauer, Arliss Howard, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rob Kazinsky, Karolina Wydra, Luke Grimes, and Amelia Rose Blaire.
Prepare for battle on June 16. READ MORE
What originally started out as an iOS exclusive, developer Psychoz Interactive has confirmed that Forgotten Memories is now coming to the Wii U and PS Vita later this summer. Good thing too, because neither console has a terribly impressive library of horror games right now.
The game takes place in an abandoned psychiatric hospital — always a solid setting for a horror game — where Inspector Rose Hawkins is searching for a missing girl. Hawkins will need to confront her “weaknesses and fears” to solve the mystery surrounding the girl’s disappearance, giving the game what sounds like an element of psychological horror. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this game, possibly even at E3 next week. See an early version of Forgotten Memories in action after the jump.
With the annual E3 insanity prepping to kick off tomorrow, that’s understandably on a lot of our minds. We have a week’s worth of big headlines to look forward to, making today a sort of ‘calm before the storm.’ I say we enjoy this relative calmness by sitting down and enjoying some amazing cosplay of Rachel from Resident Evil: Revelations. Sadly, this is pre-oozified Rachel, so the cosplay is sans slimy tentacles and dangly bits. Maybe she’ll do that next?
If you’re craving a scare or two then boy, are you in luck. There’s a wealth of horror games releasing over the next two years that should appeal to every type of horror fan. From big budget action horror games like The Evil Within and Dying Light to psychologically scarring indie releases like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Outlast, and even a few more experimental horror games, like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and whatever Basement Crawl is all about.
We won’t know which horror games will make an appearance until next week when E3 officially kicks off, but that won’t keep us from voting on what we’d most like to see from the event. After the break you can do just that. Let us know which horror games you’re most anticipated for and if I left something out that you’re particularly excited for, feel free to set me straight in the comments. I can take it.
The year’s biggest gaming expo is just around the corner — June 11-13 — and while we won’t be there in person, you can guarantee we’ll be covering it from the safety of our homes (I hate wearing pants, so it all works out) just as we’ve done in the past. This year is going to be the biggest yet, as Microsoft and Sony unveil more of their upcoming consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively. Now, usually, this is where TJ and I would write up our predictions, but this year we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of guessing what the headlines will be that escape from the event, we’re going to discuss what we’d like to see. More after the break.
In an interview with The Gauntlet, Wayne Static has announced that Static-X is officially over once again. The group had reformed last year for the “Noise Revolution Tour” after the band’s hiatus in 2009 but the tour was cut short due to Static developing a hernia that required medical procedures.
Static explains, “I ended up developing this really bad hernia throughout the tour. And it kept getting worse and worse. It was from touring. I’m getting older and I guess I was pushing myself too hard; we were doing six shows in a row and all that kind of thing. I had a hernia belt on and I was shoving crap in there, trying to keep my guts from pushing out on stage. It was just getting worse and worse and worse, and it just got to the point where I couldn’t do it anymore, so I had to cancel the tour. And then I asked Tony if we could take a break on the deal. Obviously, if I’m not working, how am I supposed to pay him? I don’t shit money; I am not made out of money. So he pretty much told me to fuck off. He’s, like, ‘Boohoohoo, you have a hernia. Sorry. Give me my money.’ I told him, ‘Dude, give me a few months off to recuperate, and then we’ll start up the deal again.’ ‘Cause I wanted to keep touring. But he wouldn’t do it. Apparently, he was really pissed off because I said in some interviews that Static-X were never, like, all gret buddies and friends and all that kind of stuff, and we never hung out. So he told me, like, ‘Since you said we’re not friends, then why should I help you out?’ I’m, like, ‘Who gives a fuck? It’s business, dude.’ And that’s the truth — we weren’t friends; we never hung out. And there’s nothing wrong with that; there’s a lot of bands like that.”
He continues, “So that’s pretty much the end of it. Tony wouldn’t give me the break. I had to go have my surgery and take my time off, and he wouldn’t give me the break, so the deal lapsed, the deal’s done, Static-X is done. The end. No more Static-X.”
The full interview can be seen here. READ MORE
For the first time since Con Air, Nicolas Cage (Adaptation) and John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine) are sharing the screen in Voltage Pictures’ thriller The Frozen Ground. The new trailer looks ok, despite the intro. I’m not averse to these intros – I’m just not sure what good they do. Is there some kind of market research behind this persistent trend? We’ve also got a look at a 2nd poster that only has one image of Nic Cage this time.
In the film, “Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Cage) sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Risking his life, Detective Flothe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year old escapee reveals key information about the case, Flothe is finally able to trail the killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim?”
Vanessa Hudgens, Radha Mitchell, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson also star. Check it out below. We’ve also got a 2nd poster to gander at. READ MORE
I hope you’ve adequately prepared yourself for what is destined to become the biggest E3 in nearly a decade. After enduring the longest console generation in the history of this wonderful industry, my body is ready — it aches — for some new consoles. I’m looking forward to seeing what the PlayStation 4 looks like, and I’m especially excited to see what Microsoft does to improve their image. Fifteen exclusives is a damn good start, but it’ll require a lot more than that.
The pre-E3 press conferences, an annual tradition, are set in stone and you can be sure I’ll be here all day on Monday to report on all of the exciting news that will come out of the event. I refuse to sleep until every one of you has had your fill of gaming news. Conference schedule after the break.
Boston based indie developer Avidly Wild Games is working on a game that brings together The Binding of Isaac and Diablo, with a Tim Burton-esque art style. It looks incredible, even though I’m already positive it’ll be one of those games I never finish. I’ve been playing survival horror games my whole life, so I can appreciate a difficult game, but this one looks particularly unforgiving. With that said, I’ll totally still sink countless hours into it, as I’ve done with Dark Souls, FTL and The Binding of Isaac — all fantastic games I’ve never finished.
Its art style is reminiscent of Don’t Starve, and its setting — an intensely creepy Gothic orphanage — is the kind of location I wouldn’t mind exploring more often in horror games. Read on to see it in action.
Undead Labs’ post-apocalyptic XBLA title State of Decay, which released on June 5th, has already sold over a quarter of a million copies. On their blog, the developer thanked their fans, saying “This was you. We did not have an ad budget. We didn’t have a physical copy to load onto shelves, no worldwide multimedia push, no studio reputation with millions of followers. All we had was what we believed was a great game and a great community. And make no mistake, a solid game is not enough, not in 2013. Plenty of great games wither away in obscurity. This train got rolling because you got out and pushed.”
This success is well deserved, and it’s especially good news as it all-but-confirms that Undead Labs will bring us the mysterious game they hinted at back when State of Decay was known as Class3, the more ambitious follow-up title known as Class4.
This Saturday morning we’re heading back to 1999 when the band Korn made an appearance on Comedy Central’s “South Park.”
Airing October 27 was episode 03.10 “Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery”.
In the episode, “Korn comes to South Park for a Halloween gig and learns of the boys problems with the 5th graders at South Park Elementary. Korn agrees to help the boys get revenge on the mean 5th graders all in a spooky “Scooby-Doo” rip off.”
In this episode, Cartman’s mother receives an Antonio Banderas Blowup Doll, and Kenny’s costume is a replica of ED-209 from RoboCop.
Watch as the band vitalizes their “Korn powers” below! READ MORE
Movieweb caught up with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters producer Adam McKay, who talked about Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2, which he promises will be insane, even though it’ll “probably” be PG-13. Okaaay?
Like it or not, the Gary Sanchez production, directed by Tommy Wirkola, and released by Paramount Pictures, performed extraordinarily well for an R-rated horror film. Thus far, it’s surpassed $225M worldwide, and is doing gangbusters on home video. With a $50M production market, as well as P&A, if the film had been PG-13 it would have been massive. Here’s where the story continues…
“I’m really excited about the second one. Because he [Wirkola] didn’t steer the behemoth off the road on the first one,” says McKay. “You are going to get to see even more slack on his leash with the second one. He is really going to get to roam free on this. I’ve already started to hear some of the ideas he is working on, and its pretty insane. This could be one of those instances where the sequel does go further than the first one.
“The funny thing is…I think Paramount regrets it,” McKay continues referencing the film’s R-rating. “I think they are worried that they left some money on the table with that one. There is some discussion about how we’re gong to handle that with the second one…”
We’re a horror site and ratings are a huge deal, but it should be noted that studios are in the business of making money. An R-rating really does hurt a film, but my perspective has always that the film should be what it needs to be to be great. So, forcing a PG-13 to make a buck doesn’t make me happy. Not at all… READ MORE
Jon Wright’s horror comedy Grabbers (read our review) is finally getting released here in the States.
IFC has unloaded the U.S. trailer and illustrated one-sheet for the film’s July 19 theatrical and VOD release. The Lovecraftian poster is a joke on the film’s plot, in which the town’s people are saved by alcohol.
“On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.” READ MORE