With such unforgettable imagery and expressive prose, To Hell You Ride #4 delivers another knockout installment. Since the first issue, I have truly enjoyed the “To Hell You Ride” series because of its epic storytelling and vibrant artwork. I can’t recommend this book enough. READ MORE
Richard Corben manages to draw out an eerie mood and spine-chilling atmosphere in his adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher. With Corben’s surrealistic artwork and storytelling, this adaptation brings about the foreboding element of Gothic horror. Literary enthusiasts should not be afraid to pick this up because Poe’s eloquent prose translates very well into the comic book medium. READ MORE
This is what I’m talking about. Warner Bros. have just released what they’re calling the “main trailer” for Pacific Rim and it’s f*cking monstrous! This – even more than the awesome Wondercon Trailer – has my dying to see the film. I love the color, I love the imagery and I love those damn Kaiju.
In theaters July 12 from director Guillermo del Toro, “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.”
After Dark Films presents a twisted reality in Dark Circles arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand May 21st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This supernatural horror film stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Prom Night), Jennifer Foreman (Angry Little God) and Philippe Brenninkmeyer (Beerfest). The Dark Circles DVD includes audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter.
“When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really happening in the house.”
We’ve got a new clip that showcases a mild domestic dispute. I love Pell James, and she’s quite good in the film. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has unveiled the album artwork for their debut album as well as the titles of the six tracks featured on the album. The 47-minute album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. An iTunes pre-order will net people an automatic download of their song “Tropics”.
Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno as well as ex-ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Head on below for the cover, the track list, and a stream of their song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
There’s a lot of app talk today, isn’t there? Well World War Z is getting in on it too! Paramount Digital Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio bring have announced the iOS and Android app for release on May 30th.
“Offering a fully immersive experience, players are dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos. Casual and core gamers will both love the game’s action-packed first person experience and electrifying story. Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, an unlimited challenge mode, and a global scale, this game challenges you: play to survive.”
Meanwhile the film is in theaters June 31 from director Marc Forster. The zombie epic stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, and David Morse.
Check out the trailer and stills below! READ MORE
I didn’t know what to think about Haunting Melissa prior to my introduction to the project earlier this week. I knew it was some sort of app, but that was about it. Was it animated? Was it just some interactive ghost trapped in your iPad that didn’t do much? Was it lame? I headed over to the Pacific Design Center to check out the new experience from Hooked Digital Media.
I was wrong on all counts. It turns out that Haunting Melissa is actually quite interesting, or at least it has the potential to be. I haven’t seen most of the live action narrative (though what I did see was well-shot, well acted and cinematic) that comprises the experience, but it feels like a real film. And the overall experience seems to be easy, intuitive and fun.
Creator and director Neal Edelstein (who also produced The Ring, 6 Souls, Mulholland Drive), guides me through the process. First I see a minute and a half trailer that sells the project’s storyline, then a 30-second teaser that hits some tonal beats. After that I’m handed a different iPad that contains the actual app (which is free to download here). The layout is handsome and, again, intuitive. On the right side of the screen are tabs that manage the overall content for the storyline – which is organized into different segments to be released at varying intervals. They could be anywhere from 20 minutes to 5 minutes long, and you never know when they’re coming. READ MORE
Metalcore band August Burns Red has released a lyric video for “Fault Line”, the first single from their upcoming album Rescue & Restore, which comes out June 25th. The album is the followup to 2011′s Leveler (unless you want to count 2012′s Christmas album August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill). The album can be pre-ordered in many different packages here.
Guitarist JB Brubaker comments, “’Fault Line’ is a staple sounding ABR song. It’s a good place to start when whetting people’s appetites for Rescue & Restore.”
Brubaker discusses the album, stating, “Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
Head on below to check out the lyric video. READ MORE
Greg A. Sager’s indie thriller Kingdom Come is hitting the worldwide market at Cannes courtesy Imagination and we’ve got an exclusive look at the trailer. It’s certainly low budget, but it also looks like an original spin on the “people trapped in an asylum” sun-genre.
“A group of strangers awake, trapped inside an old abandoned mental hospital. With no apparent way out and no one being able to remember how they even got there they begin searching for a way to escape. As they explore the cold, dark maze of corridors they realize they are not alone and that they are being stalked by supernatural forces with sinister intentions.
For Sam (Ry Barrett) and Jessica (Camille Hollett-French) keeping Celia, (Ellie O’Brien) the youngest member safe proves to be just as difficult as keeping the group together as hostilities grow between them. Everyone begins to question each others motives as secrets linking their pasts are revealed and that someone within the group is not who they say they are. One by one they begin to disappear, all that is left behind to be found by the others is the devastation and carnage of their demise.
As everything and everyone unravels they start to understand that all the windows that have been boarded up from the inside is not so much to keep them in, but keep whatever evil lurks outside… out. In this place nothing is as it seems and the decisions they make here will seal their fate forever.”
Katie Uhlmann, Ryan Bartlett, Camille Hollett-French, Kirsten Comerford all star. Check it out below! READ MORE
Legendary’s now-filming Godzilla reboot is still in the early stages of filming for such a massive production. Now helmer Gareth Edwards (Monsters) checks in from set with his video diary – exactly one year to the day before the film is released.
Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Yuki Morita and Richard T. Jones round out the cast. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce along with Mary Parent. Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham penned the script. Production is (obviously) currently underway.
Character descriptions, along with other plot details, are under wraps for now. Warner Bros. will handle distribution on May 16, 2014. READ MORE
Warner Bros. have just released a new Pacific Rim image via Twitter that puts an enormous Kaiju skull on display in what looks like a museum! The tagline reads, “What once evoked fear now inspires awe.”
Also check out some new evidence of the first Kaiju attack on August 11th, 2013; the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco appears to have taken some serious damage.
In theaters July 12 from director Guillermo del Toro, “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.” READ MORE
Memento Films International has launched sales on a prequel and a sequel to Jim Mickle’s pretty great We Are What We Are ahead of the picture’s international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight next week, reports Screen Daily.
Finnish filmmaker AJ Annila, best known for genre pictures Sauna (a terrible, yet visually stunning thriller) and Jade Warrior, has signed to direct the prequel What We Were. It will be his first English-language film.
Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau, who made the original film Somo Lo Que Hay, has agreed to do the sequel. He is currently developing a treatment for a 2014 shoot.
Mickle’s picture was about the Parker cannibal clan living in a remote New York State Catskills. The prequel will follows the love story between the mother and father, Frank and Emma Parker, and how Frank first introduced his sweetheart to cannibalism.
Nick Damici, who also worked on We Are What We Are and Mickle’s previous genre hit Stakeland, is writing the script for What We Were. READ MORE
We’ve got a look at the full trailer for the Stephen King adaptation “Under the Dome,” and it’s not looking too shabby for a network mini-series! I feel like it paints some of the characters in broad strokes, but then again that could just be a trailer thing. The show has plenty of time to deepen them out.
“‘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
Cinema Management Group launched sales at Cannes on the upcoming horror thriller P5ych from Saw franchise producer Peter Block.
Block and fellow producer Maxwell Sinovi are out to Paul Bettany (Priest) and Paul Giamatti (John Dies at the End) on the story of five trauma survivors at a research clinic.
“P5ych centres on the postmodern conceit of five patients undergoing experimental treatment whose real-life experiences inspired horror staples such as Friday The 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare On Elm Street.
When the former victims are made to confront their fears the memories become real and the body count begins to rise.”
Matthew Currie Holmes, who appeared in The Fog and Firewall, will direct. READ MORE
Genre film distributor Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up the worldwide sales rights to the Harvey Keitel starrer Cut Throats Nine from director Rodrigo Gudino, says THR.
The remake of the classic 1972 Spanish film from producers Rue Morgue Cinema and Canspan Film Factory has had Keitel, “Hannibal’s” Mads Mikkelsen and Jordi Molla attached since 2009.
“The action is set in 1972 in the American west where a wagonload of murderous convicts is attacked by bandits. Only seven survive, along with a sergeant (Mikkelsen) and his beautiful young daughter. Stumbling toward its destination, the convoy degenerates into savagery, with survivors being choked, stabbed, shot and burned.”
The producers have now added Julian Richings and Kris Holden-Reid to the cast ahead of an early-2014 production.
Raven Banner, which helped distributor Gudino’s feature debut, the Vanessa Redgrave starrer The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, will start shopping the updated western/horror pic for pre-sales in Cannes this week. READ MORE
Anchor Bay Films has taken North American rights to supernatural thriller The Possession Of Michael King starring Shane Johnson, pictured, Screen Daily reports.
For sale at Cannes, David Jung makes his feature directorial debut on the film about a widower who explores the occult following the shocking death of his wife.
Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana, Ella Anderson and Julie McNiven round out the cast on the project, a Gold Circle presentation that is currently in post.
“Grieving the shocking loss of his wife, Michael King sets out to disprove the existence of the supernatural… but as he journeys deeper into the occult, he discovers that some questions are better left unanswered.“
Rockers Young Beautiful In A Hurry have released a 16-bit homage music video for their cover of Queen‘s “Don’t Stop Me Now”. The video, directed and edited by The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary and featuring James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd), is a love letter to the great Sonic The Hedgehog games from the Sega Genesis era. Head on below to give it a watch!
Earlier this week Among the Sleep successfully passed its funding goal, so this has already been a great week for one indie horror developer. I say we spread the love to another. There are only three days left in DreadOut’s Indiegogo campaign and they’re still short of their $25k goal.
Granted, they’re running a flexible funding campaign, so even if it falls short they’ll get the money they’ve raised so far. It’d still be nice to see two incredible indie horror games get the support they need this week. If you’d like to support the game, you can donate here.
Lakeshore Entertainment has set a July start of production in Los Angeles on the story of a 27-year-old woman whose erratic behavior invites attention from the Vatican only for the exorcists to conclude that an ancient satanic force is at work.
Screen Daily reports that rights have closed in Canada (eOne), Australia (eOne/Hopscotch), Germany (Universum), the Middle East (Jaguar Film International Distribution), Thailand (IPA Asia Pacific), Turkey (D Productions) and Latin America (Sun Distribution) on The Vatican Tapes, which is to be directed by Mark Neveldine, pictured.
The Vatican Tapes marks the third collaboration between Lakeshore and Neveldine after he wrote screenplays for Crank and Crank: High Voltage. His directing credits include and Gamer.
Lakeshore’s upcoming releases include I, Frankenstein.
In this episode, Adam and David explore a bizarre and terrifying world, where they learn to embrace their inner child and break free from the shackles of their crib in search of their mum. For the unfamiliar, Among the Sleep is an indie horror game developed by Krillbite Studio. Yesterday, their Kickstarter campaign successfully reached its funding goal with about three days to spare. Now they’re working toward achieving a handful of stretch goals that include Oculus Rift support (basic support is already happening, this would be for more advanced functionality) and commentary tracks.
If the idea of a toddler sized Adam climbing dresser shelves so he can reach a doorknob sounds appealing — and really, why wouldn’t it — you should definitely watch me play this alpha.
Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb Of God, has posted a lengthy essay on his Tumblr entitled “Be Carefully”. It is a heartbreaking, emotional piece in which Randy explains many of his feelings after he was exonerated of the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after suffering injuries at a 2010 LoG concert in Prague. It is also a post in which Blythe makes impassioned pleas to the metal community, both the fans as well as the promoters/club owners.
Beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted, it is not an easy piece to read. I’ll fully admit that I had tears in my eyes when Blythe describes sitting down with Nosek’s mother and holding her hands while they both wept.
Head on below to read the message. READ MORE
Even with a potential cancellation in the cards, there appears to be only good news for the Bryan Fuller-headed series “Hannibal.”
While NBC internally debates bringing back the incredibly expensive “Hannibal” for a second season, other networks, including Amazon, are licking their chops in anticipation of a cancellation, reports Deadline.
The series, from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller, got off to a solid ratings start and was in serious contention for an early renewal. The numbers eventually tapered off, and NBC put the renewal decision on hold.
There are no talks going on and “Hannibal” has not been shopped as the producers are waiting on a renewal at NBC.
We finally get a full length trailer for V/H/S/2 and it’s worth the wait! As someone who really liked most of the original film, I’ve got no problem telling you that V/H/S/2 is much, much better. It’s tighter, shorter, leaner and a rock solid viewing experience. It’s also gory, chaotic and fun as hell – which this trailer certainly represents!
Acquired by Magnet Releasing out of Sundance as S-VHS, V/H/S/2 will be arriving on VOD platforms June 6 with a theatrical rollout set for July 12. In the film directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener and Timo Tjahjanto, “Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.
From the demented minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. This follow-up ventures even further down the demented path blazed by its predecessor, discovering new and terrifying territory in the genre. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.”
Check it out below!!! We’ve also got some new stills from the film! READ MORE
Jocko Sims (pictured; Crash, White Space, Something Is Killing Tate) has joined the cast of Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman, Variety reports.
Fox has set the film for release on May 23, 2014. Matt Reeves replaced Rupert Wyatt, who had directed 2011’s franchise reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in October.
Produced by Chernin Entertainment, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set in an apocalyptic future more than a decade after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which the ape population far exceeds humans. Script is penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Sims will portray the supporting role of military operative Werner. READ MORE