Take a bath with a new clip from Alyce Kills, the newest BD Selects title from Zombie Strippers director Jay Lee.
“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 (event details inside). 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. READ MORE
Did you hear? The Xbox One was revealed, and boy oh boy does it look sexy. Sadly, not many games were announced during Microsoft’s event. In fact, only one new IP was unveiled, and that was from Remedy Entertainment, the studio that brought us Max Payne and Alan Wake. If you were hoping for a big Alan Wake 2 reveal, I’m going to go ahead and clip your wings right now. Our favorite writer might still have a game in the works, but for now, Remedy is focused on a new game called Quantum Break.
What exactly, is Quantum Break? Hell if I know. All I know is it’s beautiful, has something to do with “Mastering time to survive the present and save the future,” and in some way revolves around a little girl who has mysterious powers that may or may not have something to do with ships crashing into bridges. Screens and a trailer after the jump.
Arriving on VOD and in limited theaters June 28 is Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, which was acquired by IFC Films out of the Toronto International Film Festival. I have loved everything I’ve seen from this, it feels like we’re finally getting an original vampire story. It’s a total breath of fresh air and this new trailer is no exception. I can’t wait to see this.
Starring Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Bradley James, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller and Tom Hollander, the pic is about a pair of women who claim to be vampire siblings.
“On the run for murder, two young “sisters” arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet they both hide the same secrets: they are really mother and daughter, and they are both … vampires!” READ MORE
While bumming around in the interwebs I came across this stellar piece of street art from Fintan Magee. The street art shows four children dressed up as their favorite DC heroes. Three of which are dressed as Batman, and a lone Robin sits in the middle. Check it out. READ MORE
With the elimination of 2009′s Endgame, we are now down to the top three albums in the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Still remaining are three classics in thrash metal history: 1986′s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, 1990′s Rust In Peace, and 1992′s Countdown To Extinction! One of these three albums will be heralded as the king of Megadeth albums before the end of this week. But in order to do that, we need to hear your voices. So get on down below and cast your vote!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Antonio Garrido’s award-winning novel, The Corpse Reader, is set for release on May 28th in both print and ebook format. The novel is inspired by Song Cí, who was considered to be the founding father of CSI-style forensic science, and is set in thirteenth-century China. In the novel, Cí Song and his family have left the city, where his father was a comfortable bureaucrat, in order to mourn for his grandfather. Song Dynasty China has many opportunities for an intelligent student to succeed in the exams and have a successful career in the government, but Cí has to leave his law studies for the hard manual labor of his brother’s farm. However, Cí’s life takes an unexpected turn in the following excerpt, leading to his tumultuous career as a “corpse reader,” an early forensic scientist. READ MORE
Today, Microsoft revealed their next console, dubbed the Xbox One. Their unveiling took the opposite approach to Sony’s, as they shied away from big video game reveals in favor of system specs, apps, the upgraded Kinect, new controller, and sports. Lots of sports.
Let’s get familiar with the Xbox One, after the break.
We are incredibly excited to exclusively share the official theatrical poster for Franck Khalfoun’s horror masterpiece Maniac, starring Elijah Wood in the terrifying lead role, which will open in select theaters, iTunes and on VOD platforms June 21. The one-sheet depicts one of Frank’s (played by Wood) mannequins – only these dummies don’t come to life to make love with you; expect insanity.
We’re huge fans here on Bloody, and are quite proud of our “A modern horror classic” quote; we stand behind it 110% percent.
In the remake, “Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.” READ MORE
Here’s the English-language trailer for the new flick The Incredible Truth, which opened in Singapore on May 16th.
The film is directed by Sam Leong and stars Christy Chung, Liu Yana, and Megumi Kagurazaka.
“While sightseeing around Japan, a young couple, Jiajia and Wei Ling, have their excursion cut short after they check into the nefarious Hotel Shimizu. The haunted structure holds many murderous secrets, some of which pertain directly to the tourists, who end up getting caught in a web of mystery and bloodshed.
Will they survive the night, or will they be the next to fall victim to The Incredible Truth?” READ MORE
Now in Japanese cinemas as of May 18 is The Ring and Dark Water director Hideo Nakata’s The Complex, which now has an absolutely insane TV Spot.
The Complex stars Atsuko Maeda as “Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room.
Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman cleaning up the old man’s apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted. When the late night scratching returns, Asuka ventures back into her neighbor’s home and comes face to face with an apparition of the old man!
Panicked by the discovery of her apartment emptied and her family gone, Asuka seeks help from Shinobu, who brings in a spiritualist to exorcise Asuka of the evil surrounding her. However, as she delves into the girl’s predicament, the spiritualist discovers that signs points not to the old man but to a small boy living in the complex with a past as tragic as the one Asuka herself lives in denial of.”
Check out the international spot inside. READ MORE
Here’s some early behind-the-scenes imagery from Exists, the hotly anticipated Bigfoot film directed by Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly) from a Jamie Nash script.
Exists, which follows a group of twentysomethings who take a trip to a cabin deep in the wooded wilderness and are methodically hunted by a Bigfoot-like beast, stars the absolutely beautiful Dora Madison Burge, as well as Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn, and Denise Williamson.
Brian Steele (Hellboy) plays the monster.
Producers are Robin Cowie, Jane Fleming, Andy Jenkins, and Mark Ordesky with Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs exec producing. READ MORE
Fans of Dread and Cassadaga should be excited to watch this sales promo for Anthony DiBlasi’s next feature, Missionary, starring Dawn Olivieri, Mitch Ryan, Kip Pardue and J LaRose.
For sale at the ongoing Cannes market, the pic follows a wife and mother who starts an affair with a young missionary… with disastrous consequences.
PoileyWood Entertainment produces the screenplay by Bruce Wood & Scott Poiley. READ MORE
After last week’s kick-ass red band trailer (also included below) for V/H/S/2 we’ve got a green band trailer that starts off largely the same but gives us a few nice new looks at things we haven’t seen yet as it hits its second half.
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!!! READ MORE
Israeli prog metal band Orphaned Land has released a lyric video for “Let The Truce Be Known”, which comes from their upcoming album All Is One (out June 25th via Century Media Records). The album is the followup to 2010′s The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR and it can be pre-ordered here. Head on below to check out the song. READ MORE
A new found footage indie has cropped up in Absence, of which THR has an exclusive on the poster. The film will be directed by Jimmy Loweree (Climbing Mt. Evelyn) from a script he wrote with Jake Moreno. The (apparently) alien inspired feature stars Erin Way, Eric Matheny and Ryan Smale.
Way plays “an expectant mother who wakes up to discover that her pregnancy has disappeared overnight. Along with her husband (Eric Matheny) and her brother (Ryan Smale), she travels to the mountains to find out what happened to her unborn baby.”
The film was picked up for worldwide distribution by Cinedigm and will hit theaters in New York on July 5. READ MORE
Here’s the official U.S. poster 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.
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.”
Toast Wright’s new movie below! READ MORE
Not since Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire) has a star been transformed into such a hideous vampire creature.
Check out some Cannes sales art, as well as a stack of new images from Jim Jarmusch’s crypto-vampire love story Only Lovers Left Alive, which stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin. It’s Jarmusch’s first entry since Broken Flowers in 2005.
“Lovers” stars Hiddleston as Adam, an underground musician who’s deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his centuries-long lover, Eve (Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister Ava (Wasikowska).
The below images have been shared via Indiewire, as the film premiered this past Saturday. One still teases how creepy Swinton gets in this dark tale. It’s exciting to see such a talent in a vampire movie. I’m beyond excited!
No word on a US release as of yet. READ MORE
Yesterday, Sony teased us with a glimpse of what the PlayStation 4 will look like. It didn’t reveal much, more a bunch of close-up shots and a blurry rectangle, but that seems to have been enough for Redditor Albino-Zebra to construct a concept of what the console could look like. They could be spot on, or way off — we won’t know for sure until Sony reveals their console on June 10. I have to say, it looks pretty snazzy. Check it out after the jump.
HOLY CRAP. We now have the UK trailer for A Field In England, the fourth feature film from writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose credits include the highly acclaimed tour-de-force thriller Kill List, the Edgar Wright-produced 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection Sightseers, and a segment in anthology horror film The ABCs Of Death.
Billed as “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness,” A Field In England follows a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. Fans can connect with A Field In England on tFacebook and can also download a free track from the soundtrack by Jim Williams.
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, recently acquired the North American rights.
With a new feature, the 8-figure-budgeted sci-fi/action epic Freak Shift, currently in pre-production, Wheatley and producers Claire Jones & Andy Starke assembled A Field In England with financing via Film4′s talent and ideas arm Film4.0 headed up by Anna Higgs. The film stars Reece Shearsmith (“The League Of Gentlemen”), Kill List‘s Michael Smiley andfeatures Julian Barrett (“The Mighty Boosh”) in a small role. READ MORE
I’m a huge fan of cover songs that take an original and give it a fresh new spin. Just look at my 5 Great Cover Songs list and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
That’s why I was completely blown away by Sam Westphalen‘s acoustic cover of the classic Slayer track “Seasons In The Abyss”. Westphalen uses a very percussive approach to the acoustic guitar, creating some amazing moments. I can go on and on about it but I simply recommend you head on down and check it out. READ MORE
In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft is unveiling the next Xbox today (at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern) and the Internet is abuzz with rumors about the console. Will it be dubbed the Xbox Infinity, or just Xbox? Will those scary rumors of a required constant Internet connection be confirmed, or were they just that, rumors? What will Microsoft do to squash their competition? Supposedly, the console’s big reveal will bring with it a slew of big exclusives — will that include the long-teased Alan Wake 2? I sure hope so.
So many questions, and really no answers. Yet. With only a few hours left to wait, what would you like to see from the next Xbox?
It is with sadness that we report that White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte has passed away over the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. There are no details surrounding his death as of yet. He was 44 years old.
Buerstatte played with the band from 1992 through 1994, making him a part of the La Sexorcisto tour as well as recording three tracks with the band.
In a Facebook post, singer Rob Zombie states, “Well, I heard rumors of this a few days ago but I wasn’t sure if they were true or not. But it seems that one of our former drummers for White Zombie has died. Phil Buerstatte who was in the band for about two years 1992-94 was found dead this weekend.
“Phil was a very trouble guy during his time with us and I never really knew what happened to him after he left the band. The few stories I heard were not good. He played on three recording with us in his brief time, “Feed The Gods” on The Airheads Soundtrack, “Children of the Grave” and “I AM HELL” from the Beavis and Butthead soundtrack.”
Rest in peace, Phil. READ MORE
While we weren’t able to attend the first annual Stanley Fest Film Festival, Bloody Disgusting reader Erik Myers was lucky enough to attend what sounded like one of the best horror events of the year.
The fest played host to the world premiere screening of The Purge, Uni’s collaboration with genre buffs Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse.
In theaters June 7 from director James DeMonaco, the pic takes place in an America wracked by crime, where the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller and Rhys Wakefield all star.
Here’s Myers’ mixed-positive review. READ MORE
The zombedy Warm Bodies (review) was great, so we’re getting behind a little promotion to get a few of you a copy of the movie to own when it streets on June 4. Not to mention, we also have a poster literally signed by a ton of the cast and director Jonathan Levine!
What we have to win are the following:
(1) Grand Prize = 1 BLU-RAY + 1 Warm Bodies Book + 1 t-shirt + 1 sweatshirt + 1 mini one-sheet signed (Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion (the author))
(2) Runners Up = 2 DVD (each runner up would get 1 DVD)
TO ENTER: Just e-mail your FULL NAME ADDRESS [email protected].
Winners will be chosen at random on June 4. Winners must live in the U.S. No PO Boxes. READ MORE