Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
The pic is described as a thriller in the vein of “Psycho,” aimed at a contemporary young audience.
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Story based on a haunted box purchased on Ebay that brings bad fortune to its possessors. Eventually being passed from one person to the next and causing all sorts of torment.
The film is in the vein of The Exorcist or The Shining, based on real events that transpired after a family wound up in possession of a haunted box, setting off a harrowing struggle to rid themselves of the box’s evil curse. The real-life box gained notoriety in 2004 when it sold on eBay after causing inexplicable bad fortune to its owners which were attributed to a dibbuk – a malevolent spirit of Jewish folklore trapped in the haunted box.
Official: Based on a true story, ‘The Possession’ is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…
In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Mr. McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Total Recall, in theaters August 3, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.
In theaters September 7: Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding.
Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding.
Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind…
Fortnite is quite a far leap away from Epic Games previous powerhouse Gears Of War. But that isn’t a bad thing. Fortnite is taking on a totally different look and feel from Gears, and though I’m not necessarily excited about the game I do have quite a bit of interest in it. I’m always excited to see what a game company can do with a game when they reach outside the norm.
Fortnite is going to be a co-op sandbox type game where you spend your days gathering supplies, scavenging, and building your fortifications to fight off demons at night. The best part? It’s running on the brand spanking new Unreal 4 Engine that was crafted by Epic Games, so expect some amazing looking graphics and all around magic. The only downside for you console jocks, PC only. Screens past the break.
Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls “red lights,” the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro)comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student (Elizabeth Olsen) use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut psychological thriller from award-winning writer and director Rodrigo Cortes (Buried).
The 3-D creature feature is about a mutated creature runs amok in an oil prospecting ship.
The film actually even dates back to 1985 where a worker goes missing at an underwater oil base. It flashes to present day where the protagonist is the daughter of the missing worker, and now working as a marine equipment manager on an old oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. After 3 weeks of preparation the new recruit sinks to the bottom of the sea when the equipment fails. Evidence suggests that it was not an accident and points at one of the crew as a saboteur. Crew members begin to turn up dead – one by one – their bodies viciously mutilated. To make matters worse, the ship is isolated in a typhoon. It is soon revealed that they’re all about to become food for a transparent underwater creature.
The story revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as part of the conflict behind the Civil War.
Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war – and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved.
I’ve got some good news and some bad news, which would you like first? The good is a two-parter, if that affects your decision at all. Oh, you want the good? Well okay then. For starters, you’re a beautiful person. Also, remember those Resident Evil 6 bundles Amazon outed earlier this week? Those were confirmed today, but that’s where the bad news comes in, as all those delicious extras they offer are digital. It’s disappointing, but not all that surprising. Is anyone still interested in either bundle, or is the digital-only extras a deal breaker?
Now this is a little disappointing. I’ll admit I got some vibes from the recent trailer where Dante wasn’t afraid to show some skin and was described by an anchorman as a “sexual deviant,” a term that was thrown around a bit in the 70′s and 80′s when intolerance of homosexuality was commonplace. While most games are busy sexualizing their women, DmC has been focusing on its lean demon slaying protagonist who winks a lot and sleeps in the nude. Sadly, according to Ninja Theory chief designer Tameem Antoniades, the new Dante hasn’t changed quite that drastically. More after the break.
The Force Unleashed burned me pretty bad. The second in particular was a dreadfully unpolished game that failed in almost every way imaginable. Thankfully, LucasArts is giving the Star Wars video game franchise another big push with Star Wars 1313, a game that will show off a darker side to the franchise. It’s a huge collaborative effort between LucasArts, LucasFilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the three gameplay videos I have waiting for you after the break are a damn impressive introduction to this gritty new series.
If you still need proof that all children, every last one of them, are evil, then I suggest keeping an eye on Lucius. It revolves around a six year-old boy of the same name who happens to be blessed with some rather impressive abilities. Lucius has an arsenal of dark powers that he can use to murder the unsuspecting people around him in some gloriously brutal ways. If the idea of arranging deadly accidents and using telekinesis and mind control to do all sorts of naughty things appeals to you, check out the game’s new trailer after the jump.
If you’re a gamer you’ve almost definitely played a game that uses Epic’s Unreal Engine. It’s without a doubt the most popular engine of this generation as it’s used by everything from Gears of War to Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect and Mortal Kombat, as well as the upcoming BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines, DmC: Devil May Cry, and a plethora of other highly anticipated games. It’s popular, and if this generation is anything to go by, there’s a distinct possibility the newly unveiled Unreal Engine 4 will be powering many of the titles of the next generation of video games. In the gameplay video after the break you’ll see a stunning video that will make you itch for the next generation of consoles.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
There’s a new sidescrolling survival horror platformer in town and that game is called Adam’s Live Nude Slapstick Adventure: The Reckoning. Actually, it’s called Deadlight and I’m pretty sure it will be far more terrifying than anything I could come up with. We’ve already seen it in action, but really, Deadlight’s the type of game you just can’t get enough of, especially since there really isn’t anything else like it right now. Also, it’s being developed by Tequila Works, a studio that I’d very much like to work at because it sounds like they’re the type of company that has a tequila dispenser in the cafeteria. A tequila dispenser. Head past the break for four fantastic minutes of gameplay.
If the intensely creepy live action short film released last week wasn’t enough to get you pumped for Metro: Last Light, I think you’re playing a little too hard to get. Last Light seems to be impressing quite a few people at E3, as it’s received five nominations for IGN’s E3 awards, including Best in Show. We’ll have our own E3 awards up soon, and you can expect to see it nab a few nominations there as well. Head past the break for some new gameplay footage and an interview with Huw Beynon, courtesy of Game Trailers.
Last month Payday: The Heist developer Overkill Entertainment revealed they are currently hard at work on a collaborative effort with Valve that’s a “very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead.” Not much else about the game was announced at the time, but according to a source at CVG this game could be a prequel to Left 4 Dead. “We are working on a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead. I am sure it is so exciting that it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done.” said a statement from Overkill regarding the announcement. Could this mean we’ll finally find out how the outbreak began? So far, the Left 4 Dead series has been largely void of a real plot, so some details regarding the cause of the zombie apocalypse in a prequel sounds good to me. What do you think?
Dishonored is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated games. With each morsel of gameplay I get my anticipation grows and my patience shortens. I want to run over rooftops of a gloomy Victorian city now. I want to jump from said rooftops onto the shoulders of an unsuspecting guard so I can plunge my hidden blade into the back of his neck now. I want to do all this while wearing an intensely badass looking mask right fucking now. In case you’re still not sure about this game, and really, if you aren’t you’re officially dead inside, you really need to check out its E3 trailer after the jump. It’s one part creepy, two parts awesome, with a dash of fuck yes thrown in. READ MORE
Skyrim will soon be getting its first DLC with Dawnguard, an expansion that focuses on the war between the Dawnguard and the vampire lords. It offers many more hours of gameplay to a game that’s already brimming with things to do. We haven’t really had the chance to see the expansion in action, until now, and it looks insanely fun. Head past the break to watch vampire lords fling people around a bit, summon gargoyles to beat them up then levitate them in the air, toying with them before they eat them alive. I think I’ll use all these skills to become the biggest vampire douche the world of Skyrim has ever seen. What about you, are you on Team Dawnguard or Team Awesome Vampires Who Kill Just For Funsies?
The next game from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream is another psychological action thriller called Beyond: Two Souls. It stars Academy Award nominee Ellen Page as a young woman named Jodie Holmes who has incredible powers given to her by a mysterious entity that follows her throughout her life. The game will cover 15 years of Jodie’s life, and it has a visual style that’s very similar to Heavy Rain. It’s also gorgeous, as the 20+ minutes of gameplay you can find after the jump proves.