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!
You can buy YBINA’s debut album here. READ MORE
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
The First Prize winner this week is alienxphile (please DM me your US mailing address) you win a DVD of Dark Circles!
This week’s prize is a No One Lives/WWE Prize Pack! Pictured below, it contains 1 tank top, 1 hat, 1 signed poster from the movie signed by WWE Superstar Brodus Clay and 1 DVD copy of WWE Studios and Anchor Bay’s 2012 release The Day.
Head below to see the Runner-Up for last week’s contest and to start this week’s contest! READ MORE
Thing get intense in this red band clip from Katie Aselton’s Black Rock when the girls fight over a past boyfriend fucking quarrel. I can’t believe they’re still friends…
Starring Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson and Will Bouvier, LD Entertainment will release in limited theaters on May 17.
In the thriller, “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
Did you hear? Metro: Last Light is out right now. If you’re not in your fallout bunker yet, it’s too late. I’d say you have just about the perfect amount of time to watch this launch trailer before you’re vaporized like that scene in Terminator 2 when the bombs drop and faces start melting. The good news is, the time it takes for a face to melt varies from person to person, so you might have enough life left in you to read my review.
I’d go on, but the Bloody Disgusting fallout shelter feels a little warm — I think TJ messed with the thermometer again — and I refuse to listen to the screams of my fellow man as each and every one of you gets turned into smoldering, crispy husks in a room that isn’t at exactly 70 degrees.
Thanks to all who participated in this one. There were a lot of good zingers, most of you going for menstrual cycle jokes. The winner for this round is CoreyJ. Congrats, you win volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Please DM me with your address. To see his winning one-liner hit the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for more contests coming up soon! READ MORE
Israeli metal band Orphaned Land have released a lyric video for “Our Own Messiah”, the band’s first single from their upcoming album All Is One (out June 25th via Century Media Records). The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, James LaBrie) and was recorded in Israeli, Turkey, and Sweden. Over 40 musicians were used on All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
Head on below to hear the song. READ MORE
The Elysium Citizenship Initiative is pleased to announce that they are now conducting interviews to determine citizenship elegebility. Border agents are standing by here.
Escape the crime, pollution, and misery of Earth. Apply now for a better, happier, more luxurious life. Elysium, it’s better up there.
That’s the kickstart of Columbia Pictures’ viral campaign for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, which makes me think of the utopia promised in the “BioShock” games.
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. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.”
Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and Diego Luna all star. READ MORE
We now have the first official image and red band trailer for Paul Middleditch’s Rapture-Palooza, which Lionsgate will release in limited theaters and on VOD platforms June 7.
Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Ken Jeong all star in a new end of the world comedy from Lionsgate.
“When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) and her boyfriend Ben (John Francis Daley, TV’s “Bones”) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple tries their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers and pot-smoking wraiths. But when The Beast (Craig Robinson, TV’s “The Office”) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor (Tom Lennon, TV’s “Reno 911”), the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride…and just maybe, saving the world in the process.” READ MORE
Bon Temp visitors, get ready for the return of True Blood” on HBO Sunday, June 16 at 9PM.
HBO has released the first teaser poster that continues their streak of awesome promo items. Featuring the tagline “No One Lives Forever,” the one-sheet depicts a vampire seemingly drowning in blood. Even immortal vamps will eventually die. Oxymoron anyone? Awesome.
The series started in 2008, “In a world where vampires have “come out of the coffin”, Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress, discovers a new world of different creatures when she meets Bill Compton, a vampire.”
Guest stars joining the HBO smash in Season 6 are acting vet Rutger Hauer (as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason), “Rubicon’s” Arliss Howard (as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell), “Friday Night Lights” grad Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as do-gooder Nicole), “90210‘s” Amelia Rose Blaire (as Howard’s onscreen daughter), “House‘s” Karolina Wydra (as a badass vamp) and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane‘s Luke Grimes as James, a Jim Morrison style vampire. The lovely Anna Camp also reprises her role as anti-vamp puritan Sarah. READ MORE
Today, we’re looking at some gorgeous digital paintings from Slovakian artist Rado Javor. After sifting through his gallery I’d say he’s a man who shares my fondness for Halloween. He does an amazing job of capturing the essence of the holiday, which is so much more than costumes, haunted houses and trick or treating. Looking at his work makes me want to scour a pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin so I can take it home, stab it repeatedly, pull out its insides, set it on fire and display it on my porch for all to see.
Oh, and there are also a few awesome paintings of alien invasions, because hey, those are cool too.
Artist/claymation animator Trent Shy (Tumblr), who created a sick animation for V/H/S, continues to spread the horror love with the following 80′s inspired homage.
Bloody Disgusting is always on the forefront of delivering great Web finds, such as the following stop-motion awesomeness on display below. Tell us what films you recognize! READ MORE
Today continues the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Yesterday you all cast your votes and the album with the least was 2011′s Thirteen. That leaves us with seven more albums to narrow down to the final ultimate thrasher! Head on down and let your voice be heard!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
I never got around to playing the NES game based on the Friday the 13th franchise, mostly because I was one year-old and that sort of game isn’t appropriate for anyone under three. Probably for the best, because I’ve since heard that it’s not all that fun to play. One year-old Adam wouldn’t have approved of those poorly conceived dodge mechanics, I can guarantee you that.
To me, the most controversial thing about it is Jason, who happens to be sporting a purple jumpsuit and neon blue mask. Jason can’t pull off those colors, he’s strictly a brown and grey sort of fellow. I fully support throwing in a muted green here and there to mix things up, but blue and purple? No sir. I’d say this guy is best left in the past, so as to keep that neon vomit away from the general public. It would seem the fine folks at NECA would disagree.