The Divide‘s Milo Ventimiglia and Last House on the Left and The Innkeepers‘ Sara Paxton star in the indie horror Static, which makes its debut on DVD in the UK on DVD on July 15, 2013 via Second Sight Films.
“A young writer (Ventimiglia) and his wife (Sarah Shahi) are struggling with the loss of their child but just as they are trying to get their lives back on track a hysterical young woman (Paxton), turns up at their secluded house in the middle of the night, claiming she is being chased by mysterious masked men. Letting her stay the night the couple are soon drawn into the horror when the unknown force starts to stalk them, a terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues, resulting in a shocking conclusion and one of the most chilling film finales of recent years.”
Static is written and directed by Todd Levin. Check out the DVD art and trailer inside, as well as the first ever images. Cinedigm Entertainment Group will release here in the States sometime soon. READ MORE
After playing last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Katie Aselton’s Black Rock was acquired by LD Entertainment (The Collection) for a theatrical run. Here’s a new clip from the thriller starring Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson and Will Bouvier.
In the first clip, the girls talk about their newfound treasure map and decide to “go for it.” Horror ensues.
In the thriller opening in theaters May 17, “Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.”
Bloody’s Fred Topel wasn’t a huge fan. READ MORE
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS- TWC announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the psychological thriller, 6 Souls. From the producers of The Ring, 6 Souls stars multiple-Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Julianne Moore (HBO’s Game Change, Magnolia), and Golden Globe Award winners Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors,” Bend It Like Beckham) and Frances Conroy (HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” The Aviator). Written by Michael Cooney (Identity) and co-directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Storm), 6 Souls heads to retail on July 2, 2013.
“After the death of her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Mooore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities, who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s personalities are murder victims, and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.”
6 Souls also stars Jeffrey DeMunn (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), Nathan Corddry (The Ugly Truth, The Invention of Lying), Brooklynn Proulx (Brokeback Mountain), and Brian Anthony Wilson (Law Abiding Citizen, Limitless). READ MORE
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have released a lyric video for their new single “Transference”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Halo Of Blood, which will be released June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records (iTunes Pre-Order). You can watch the video below.
COB will also be embarking on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Some sad news this morning as the family of Ray Harryhausen has confirmed that the pioneering special effects legend has died at the age of 92. It’s impossible to overstate the impact Harryhausen had on motion pictures, not only did he revolutionize stop motion animation, but the aesthetic he brought to his models was always note perfect – tonally matching the project we has working on like a second skin.
The Harryhausen family issued the following statement on their Facebook page, “The Harryhausen family regret to announce the death of Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects pioneer and stop-motion model animator. He was a multi-award winner which includes a special Oscar and BAFTA. Ray’s influence on today’s film makers was enormous, with luminaries; Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Landis and the UK’s own Nick Park have cited Harryhausen as being the man whose work inspired their own creations.”
Harryhausen’s work can be seen in films like Mighty Joe Young, It Came From Beneath The Sea, Mysterious Island, Jason And The Argonauts and of course Clash Of The Titans. His influence can be felt everywhere from The Lord Of The Rings to the junkyard skeleton fight in Dream Warriors.
Let’s hope the news of his passing and the consideration of his legacy reignites the attention to character and detail he held so dear. 1981′s Clash Of The Titans may not be a perfect movie, but his work in that is exceedingly memorable. Can you say the same about the visual effects in the remake? We need more visionaries like this and, just as importantly, we need an environment in which they can thrive.
Static, an indie (originally 3D) thriller directed by Todd Levin, has a UK DVD release date of July 15th courtesy of Second Sight Films.
The pic stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi, Sara Paxton, and William Mapother in the story that follows a young couple, played by Ventimiglia and Shahi, on the verge of divorce after losing their child. Their world changes when a young visitor arrives, bringing supernatural implications to the household.
“As a young novelist and his wife are coping with the loss of their child, their lives are turned upside down when a panicked girl appears at their home in the middle of the night with stories of masked intruders stalking her. That night, the stalkers strike, sending the couple on a horrific game of cat and mouse, where they are forced to uncover shocking details from their past that may be the reason for the attack.” Levin wrote the pic with Gabriel Cowan, John Suits, and Andrew Orci.
Head inside for the trailer! READ MORE
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Meg Dejmal have been busy teasing “Rat Queens”, the series from Shadowline that combines monster slaying and hard partying. Series co-creator Meg Dejmal has made a live action promo video featuring some of the lovely woman from the series. I’m told this is the first of many videos. Hit the jump and enjoy the peperoni-filled teaser. READ MORE
Finnish love metal band HIM have released a new music video for “All Lips Go Blue”, which comes from their new album Tears On Tape (iTunes). The Eugene Riecansky-directed black and white video is highly stylized and reminded me a great deal of Alice In Wonderland, with a larger than life chessboard and eerie, almost skeleton-like trees. Give it a watch below! READ MORE
Gearing up for Pacific Rim? Well, there’s another giant monster vs. giant robot story that’s also causing some ruckus called “Kill All Monsters”. The comic book comes from the minds of Michael May (writer for Robot 6) and artist Jason Copland (“Murder Book”) and their shared love for massive monsters. The Kickstarter campaign is almost over, but there’s still time to give a last minute pledge. The first volume follows the Kill Team as they travel to Europe to investigate rumors of another group of monster fighters. Unfortunately for them, they run into the biggest, badest monsters yet. READ MORE
Those of you who didn’t like our vicious, shaky-cam V/H/S films should turn their attention to the smooth stylings of Steven C. Miller’s Under the Bed, a slow-burn horror that taps into children’s genre films from the ’80s.
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.”
The art has been released, with a trailer coming shortly!
Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander and Kelcie Stranahan star. READ MORE
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, is proud to announce the official selection of the second edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.
Frontières is the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. It was just announced last week that Frontières will become a circuit in-between Fantasia, in July, and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, in April. This initiative was made possible by funding from the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Commission. Frontières was the only new initiative to be funded by the program this year.
The projects to be presented in the market feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The selection of the second edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the following 12 projects: READ MORE
Indie rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video for “Mosquito”, the title track of their new album. The video is a one-take picture-in-picture with a closeup of a young boy’s hand as a mosquito is drinking a great amount of blood while the PIP is of the young boy’s face. Things turn quite psychedelic and, ultimately, pretty bloody. Check it out below! READ MORE
I’m still a huge fan of A&E’s astounding “Bates Motel”, which continues next week with Episode 1.09 “Underwater”.
Airing May 13, “Abernathy (Jere Burns) amps up the pressure, but Norman doesn’t know what he wants. Dylan and Bradley connect. Norman has an active imagination, which Miss Watson encourages. Emma goes on a trip.”
Find out from the writers and actors what draws Norman to taxidermy, and how Norma”s interaction with Jake Abernathy “changes the game”for the entire season.
Here’s the on-air promo. READ MORE
Grace director Paul Solet is lined up to direct supernatural horror Dark Summer, based on a screenplay by K-Town web series creator Mike Le, says the Hollywood Reporter.
“Billed as a stylized modern ghost story, Dark Summer follows the tale of a 17-year-old on house arrest for the summer. When his mother is away on business, a horrifying incident occurs, followed by an even more terrifying presence in the house.”
The movie will be produced by Preferred Film & TV (PFT), a joint venture between Content Media Corporation (CMC) and Preferred Content’s Ross Dinerstein and Kevin Iwashina.
Dinerstein will produce, with Content Film’s Jamie Carmichael executive producing the title.
Production is set to begin in fall 2013.
After the ugly first poster, Universal has a released a better, more comicbook-y one-sheet for R.I.P.D., starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper, Tobias Segal.
In theaters July 19, “Nick is dead — at least, that’s how he remembers it — and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for the elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven’t gone where they’re supposed to, and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren’t allowed to kill anyone living, and aren’t supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon), and can’t let it go.” READ MORE
The first official poster and still have been released from Sebastian Cordero’s sci-fi horror flick Europa Report, which stars District 9‘s Sharlto Copley alongside Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo, and Karolina Wydra.
Penned by Philip Gelatt, the film tells of “a group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, who make the arduous journey to Jupiter’s frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival…”
The film opens June 27th on VOD and in theaters Aug 2nd. READ MORE
From Lightning Entertainment Group comes Todd Alcott’s The Occupants, which teases that “they” never left.
We now have the Cannes promo trailer, as well as some sales art for the horror starring Toby Huss and Michael Rady.
Lucy has a new husband, a new home and a new baby, but old ghosts won’t let her be. She has dedicated her life to helping families “break the cycle” of abuse, so when she and her husband Wade see the echoes of a violent family tragedy in their home, Lucy tries to help the tortured souls break free of their torment and move on. She finds, however, that these ghosts don’t want her help — they want to lead Lucy and her family to their doom!” READ MORE
Just as Warner Brothers/Grasshopper Manufacture did to find Juliet Starling for Lollipop Chainsaw, Spicy Horse will be doing to find their real life Alice. Spicy Horse is in the works of getting a Kickstarter campaign going to for Alice: Otherlands. A spiritual successor to the American McGee’s Alice series. The winner will be involved with the filming of the Kickstarter pitch video which will be filmed in Shanghai China. Head past the break to find out how to enter!
Here’s yet another promo for the Stephen King adaptation “Under the Dome,” this one entitled “Watchtower.”
“‘Under the Dome’ is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.”
The 13-episode summer series will premiere June 24th on CBS.
It stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, and Aisha Hinds. READ MORE
Mother’s Day is upon us and, perhaps more than any other holiday, you’re going to need some movie suggestions. After all, Mom wants to hang out, right? And instead of going the obvious route for Mother’s Day and showing her… Mother’s Day, you want to remind her that you’ve got some semblance of originality. Showing her Mother’s Day is sort of like ordering her an E-card that morning, it shows you’re not putting too much thought into it.
We’ve got some choice recommendations here. From the old (Psycho, you’ll find out inside) to the new (Mama, which just came out today on Blu-ray/DVD), there’s something in here for everyone.
So head inside for 5 Scary Mother’s Day Movie Recommendations! READ MORE
“Up there, the cold no longer the worst danger…”
From the producers of the awesome Dead in 3 Days, Bloody Disgusting has your first ever look at The Station, which heads to Cannes for sales next week.
The creature feature was directed by Marvin Kren, who helmed the BD Selects title Rammbock: Berlin Undead.
Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic and Brigitte Kren all star in the film, “At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice – with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.”
It sounds like we’ll be seeing a man vs. nature horror pic out of Austria some time soon! READ MORE
Can you believe it’s been around four years since the 2009 Friday the 13th remake hit theaters? Jason Voorhees is once again M.I.A., and that sucks.
While we dream of seeing him slicing and dicing on the big screen once again, remake writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who also penned Freddy vs. Jason, shared the following never-before-seen production sketch of the infamous slasher, whom would be played by genre fav Derek Mears.
“Jason Voorhees concept art by Christopher Shy, commissioned by Marcus Nispel. Beautiful,” the duo explain.
As bizarre as it sounds, the remake only took in $65M after plummeting in its second week of release. The worldwide gross was an unimpressive $91M, which could explain why a sequel has never been greenlit. READ MORE
I couldn’t be more excited for the release of Resident Evil Revelations when it comes out on the Xbox 360. If I had a 3DS I would have already played the hell out of it. May 21st it hit’s North America, and the days following it hits the rest of the world. Past the break the devs chat a bit about the importance of infections in Resident Evil, and about the gore. Check it out!
Amer, the Giallo-inspired work of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, is something to behold. A beautiful and shocking film that didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
With Cannes heating up, Bloody landed a new look at Cattet and Forzani’s follow-up, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, which we learned stars Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck and Anna D’Annunzio.
“A woman vanishes.
Her husband inquires into the strange circumstances of her disappearance.
Did she leave him? Is she dead?
As he goes along searching, he plunges into a world of nightmare and violence… ” READ MORE