Update: We’ve also included two longer clips from the film itself – not spots. One of them is a nifty sheet constriction scare that pops ip in the film’s second act.
“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…”
Starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Luke Pasqualino, Julianna Guill and Tom Felton, the PG-13 supernatural horror resurrects the dead on August 24, 2012. Head inside for the spots! READ MORE
After airing “Gone, Gone, Gone” (episode #58 of “True Blood”‘s fifth season) tonight, HBO looks forward to the final two episodes of the season, the first of which airs next week. Episode #59 airs on August 19th and is called “Sunset” and, being the penultimate episode of the season, looks to be fairly action packed. I don’t regret ceasing my viewership of the show, but I can see why some of you guys dig it.
“Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill (Stephen Moyer) gives Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) an order she’s loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell (Denis O’Hare) and Steve (Michael McMillian), the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude (Giles Matthey) and Maurella (Kristina Anapau) take Sookie (Anna Paquin) to meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) hitch a rideinto the Authority.”
Starting this Sunday, HBO looks ahead to the final three episodes of “True Blood”‘s fifth season with episode #58 “Gone, Gone, Gone.” They’ve just released a clip, and given that I haven’t seen the show since this season’s fourth episode, it seems that things have gotten even freakier with this blood smeared slow dance. There’s also a slightly less interesting clip,“We Meet Again”, but it includes my fave Jessica so I’m tossing it in anyway. Oh whoops – as I’m typing this another one just popped up! It’s called “Unexpected Guest”. Let me know what happens!
“With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora (Lucy Griffiths) tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah (Keram Malicki-Sanchez), the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) to obey a new mandate; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) search for Emma (Chloe Noelle); Russell (Denis O’Hare) seeks a higher calling.Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Scott Winant.”
In theaters September 14, Sony Screen Gems has issued two new TV spots for the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed Resident Evil: Retribution 3D, which also stars Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand and Li Bingbing.
They very much keep the tone that’s been established in prior trailers, but add some interesting new elements. Floods, Kevin Durand etc… I’ve been revisiting the series this week for an upcoming piece and I’m interested in how all of this will play out.
“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.”
Focus Features has debuted two new TV Spots for their animated horror comedy ParaNorman, which takes place in “a small town that comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-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.”
The voice cast includes Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me ), Tempestt Bledsoe (“The Cosby Show”), Jeff Garlin (Toy Story 3), John Goodman (Red State, Matinee, Monsters, Inc.), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Leslie Mann (Rio), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night 3D, How to Train Your Dragon), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch (“30 Rock”), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), Jodelle Ferland (Case 39, Silent Hill, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse). Following LAIKA and Focus’ groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.
ParaNorman hits theaters on August 17th. Head inside for the clips. READ MORE
HBO has released two new clips from the upcoming 56th episode of “True Blood”, “Somebody I Used To Know.” They are respectively titled “Glimmer Of Hope” and “What Happened?” Which is something I’d like to know. I tried to follow this season for you guys – I really did. I made it about 4 episodes in before I had to pull the plug. I get why a lot of people like it, but they must see something in it that I can’t.
In episode #56, “At Authority headquarters, the Chancellors revel in the afterglow of recent events; Eric gets a message from Godric; Bill is shaken by a distant memory. Helped by Claude and his sisters, Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths, with shocking results. An emotional Luna tries to walk in Sam’s shoes. Hoyt’s new pals bring him a present; Lafayette leads a séance to purge a curse; J.D. ups the stakes of his fight with Alcide.”
Tune in to the new season every Sunday night at 9PM, only on HBO. Head inside for the clips! READ MORE
I didn’t catch “True Blood” on Sunday. How was it? Better than Season 4? Either way we have a couple of clips from this Sunday’s upcoming episode, “Authority Always Wins“. In the first one Tara – who I guess is a vampire now – is going some cray stuff. I’m guessing second clip would also be pretty crazy if I had any context at all for it.
In this week’s episode “Authority Always Wins”, “At the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans, Bill and Eric meet Salome (Valentina Cervi) and become acquainted with the Authority’s interrogation techniques. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) recalls her human life as the madam of the Comstock Brothel in San Francisco, and her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. (Louis Herthum) and Rikki (Kelly Overton) pay tribute to Marcus, but Alciderefuses to participate or take his rightful place as the new packmaster. Martha Bozeman (Dale Dickey) shows up wanting to see her granddaughter, causing conflict for Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Fearing Russell’s return, Sookie procures a home-protection system; Arlene (Carrie Preston) tries to get to the bottom of Terry’s erratic behavior; Steve Newlin stops by with an offer for Jessica; and Jason feels the brunt of his womanizing ways.”
Don’t get me wrong. I’m soooo looking forward to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus that I can barely stand it. I can’t wait to see the film. Cannot. Wait. However, there’s only so many featurettes we need, right? This one has some really cool new stuff in it along with a bunch of behind the scenes footage, but you’re probably already in the bag for this movie. I know I am. We will continue to present a lot of this stuff to you – but I’m treating everything from here on out with a “view at your own peril” attitude. There’s no real spoilers here, it just depends on how saturated you want to be beforehand.
Prometheus is in theaters June 8th. As cool as this video is, I understand if you want to wait until after you’ve seen the movie to check it out.
Now hitting the festival circuit is Gabriel Carrer’s indie In the House of Flies. Director Carrer and writer Angus McLellan are taking us back to the Eighties with this psychological thriller. The film stars punk-rock legend, social commentator, prominent writer, publisher, and actor Henry Rollins; award-winning Canadian actor Ryan Barrett; and newcomers Ryan Kotack and Lindsay Smith. And now we have the first clip from the film via Twitch. It depicts our two protagonists waking up in a cellar during a rainstorm with a laser sight on their foreheads.
The film “tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Smith) and Steve (Kotack), suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated, and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a psychological mind game with their diabolical hosts. Surrounded by several mysterious and locked suitcases – each containing valuable clues to their very own survival – Heather and Steve must exploit what remains of their bruised intellect and depleting sanity to escape the authority of their unidentified and brutal abductors (Rollins and Barrett). From this day forward, summer was never the same.”
Yesterday I posted about Fox’s “The Following” (aka the new Kevin Williamson show) and you guys seemed pretty excited about it, so I figured I’d pass the trailer along today. The show stars Kevin Bacon, Natalie Zea (“Justified”, The Other Guys), Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, Mother’s Day), and James Purefoy (“Rome”).
“THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Welcome to “The Following”, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the ‘Scream’ franchise). When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy, “Rome”) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, ‘X-Men: First Class’) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.”
JJ Abrams’ and Eric Kripke’s drama pilot “Revolution” was picked up to series by NBC and we already have a trailer and a few clips out of the gate this morning.
The series will air Mondays at 10PM and is summarized thusly, “Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. ”
The pilot was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and stars stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (“Terra Nova”), Zak Orth (“Romeo + Juliet) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”).
Wow. We’ve got a whopping seven new clips from Chernobyl Diaries, the Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and Brian Witten-produced horror survival film opening in theaters May 25 from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Directed by Brad Parker, and starring Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitri Diatchenko, in the film, “A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.”
For more visit the film’s official website or follow producer @Oren_Peli, also known as the director of Paranormal Activity. #ChernobylDiaries
Head inside for the clips and pack a lunch, there’s a lot of footage! READ MORE
Out today on Blu-ray from Warner Brothers home video is a new Blu-ray of Gremlins and the first Blu-ray release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Of course the original film is a classic, but the sequel stands the test of time as well. It’s a brave, bold and funny departure from the first film and more sequels should aspire to take the chances it took.
“Gremlins is a wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you’ll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules surrounding their care and feeding are inadvertently broken one fateful Christmas. Written by Chris Columbus and directed by Joe Dante, Gremlins unleashes special effects that dazzle and enchant and merriment that lingers in the memory. And isn’t that “what superior popular moviemaking is all about” (Richard Corliss, Time).” You can pick it up here.
In the sequel, “Billy Peltzer and Kate Beringer move to New York City and meet up with their Mogwai friend, Gizmo, when a series of accidents creates a new generation of diverse gremlins. Billy, Kate, and Gizmo must once again use all their experience to prevent another catastrophe.” Click here to grab it.
Wow. At first it was “the movie without a trailer.” Now, it’s the movie with so many trailers and clips I seriously don’t know how much is left undiscovered. Now Warner Bros. has released nine new clips from Dark Shadows. I kind of like what I see. At least it seems to have more drive than something like Alice In Wonderland.
Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Cloe Moretz, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas McDonell, Gulliver McGrath and Jonny Lee Miller all star. The film is of course directed by Tim Burton.
In theaters May 11, “The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green’s witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He’s just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller’s Roger – despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.”
When Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America was teased at part of last September’s TIFF, an insanely bloody image appeared on the site that looked like something out of Carrie. While those of us who caught the film knew why the young woman was covered in blood, most of you are still shrouded in a cloud of mystery. It ends today.
Now available on various VOD platforms, Bloody has been provided with a must-see exclusive clip that takes a shotfun to society and leaves the walls covered in red. The thriller also opens in Los Angeles, New York and select cites on Friday, May 11.
“Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America.”
“The story centers on a man suffering from amnesia who wakes up inside a cryogenic freezer as a robotic voice bombards him with information about World War III.”
We’ve just now added four exclusive images to our image gallery, along with an excluisve clip after the jump. You can also now pre-order the flick, which reminds me of a feature version of “Fallout”, over on Amazon.
Montreal-based director Pat Tremblay wrote, directed and played the titular character in Hellacious along with editing, co-scoring and creating most of the visual effects. Cast includes Navin Pratap, Jamie Abrams, Paula J. Davis, Laurent Lecompte and Francis Dubois. Hellacious Acres was acquired out of its North American premiere as an official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. READ MORE
Lionsgate has released the first ever clip from Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, which slasher into theaters Friday, April 13.
We’ve already seen the film (and loved it), which is why we can honestly understand the difficulty in marketing such a film. This is why I truly love the clip the Gate has selected to share with you guys. Below you’ll watch as the group of friends play a game of “true or dare” only to be interrupted by the cellar door blowing open. The clip shares the playful dialogue delivered by “Buffy”s Joss Whedon, while also giving homage to classic horror like Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise. In short, this clip is a very honest representation of the high concept slasher.
The R-rated horror flick follows “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
“During a vacation in the woods, a man tries to find his family who mysteriously disappear, while being hunted by a sadistic killer. His only clues are several alarm clocks which seem to tell him about a deadline to something he doesn’t know.” Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izziati Amara Isman, Aridh Tritama, Surya Saputra, Marsha Timothy, Sadha Triyudha and Jose Gamo all star in the World Preimere.
I was able to catch the film (yet to review it) and it was pretty fantastic, featuring a plot twist that’ll blow your friggin’ mind all over the wall. Sorry to tease, since there’s still no U.S. distribution, but at least you can enjoy the above new still, alongside the following poster and first clip that sets the fiery tone of the flick. READ MORE
To the dismay of Paco Plaza (who is a fabulous filmmaker), I wasn’t a huge fan of his solo-directed [REC]3 Genesis as he abandoned the found footage component of the franchise, while also injecting humor into an otherwise dead-pan serious trilogy (soon to be saga). Still, the Spanish-language film that opens in its home country next Friday, is pretty entertaining and has just enough blood and guts to warrant a viewing.
Getting fans in Spain hyped, Filmax has released another pair of clips from the blood-red wedding, one featuring the Bride (Leticia Dolera) as she rips the cord of her trusty chain saw and goes to work on an infected family member.
In other brief news, the quasi-prequel will be arriving in UK cinemas May 11, with a DVD/Blu-ray date unlisted for August. We can only assume Magnet will aim for a similar release plan theatrically, while Sony is completely unpredictable with home video (because they don’t give a sh*t about it; seriously). READ MORE
In theaters March 30, we’ve just now added four new clips from Millennium Entertainment’s Intruders, a flick we caught it at last September’s TIFF and was not a fan (read the review).
Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice Van Houten, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izan Corchero and Kerry Fox, the supernatural thriller was directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
“Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.” READ MORE
We continue to reserve the right to cover Gareth Evans’ The Raid on the grounds that it is indeed bloody. and disgusting. This film premiered last September at TIFF (read our review) and soon you’ll get a chance to see it for yourselves. You’ll likely walk out a different person.
In theaters March 23, we now have five new clips from The Raid: Redemption . Check them out below.
“Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal.” READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting was tipped off to a pair of first ever clips from Paco Plaza’s [REC] 3 Genesis, the prequel to the found footage zombie/exorcism franchise that will premiere this Friday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The two clips are ying to the yang as the first will introduce you to the wedding party pre-infection, while the second, well, gear up in a suit of armor and prep for battle!
In other non-news, other sites are a bit behind on the news as we’ve been telling you for months that Magnet/Magnolia will release the sequel later this year on VOD and in limited theaters, while Sony Home Entertainment will then dump it to DVD.
“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.” READ MORE
Open Road has released a new clip from Silent House (review), in theaters this Friday, which is introduced by Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Elizabeth Olsen. The footage walks us around the exterior of said house while Olsen’s character tells us about its history. The pic features “88 minutes of real fear captured in real time.”
In addition to the following clip, we’ve got a pretty sweet prize pack for some lucky Bloody readers to enter to win. (1) Grand Prize winners will receive a prize pack consisting of (1) Signed Poster (Signed by Elizabeth Olsen and directors Laura Lau & Chris Kentis), (1) Silent House Toolbox (T-Shirt, Flashlight, Key Necklace) and (1) Pair of “Run of Engagement” passes to see Silent House in theaters! (1) Runner Up will receive (1) Signed Poster (Signed by Elizabeth Olsen and directors Laura Lau & Chris Kentis) and (1) Silent House Toolbox (T-Shirt, Flashlight, Key Necklace).
TO ENTER: Put SILENT HOUSE PRIZE PACK in the subject line and then send your FULL NAME and FULL ADDRESS to email@example.com. Winners will be chosen at random within the next 24 hours.
“ ‘Silent House’ is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.” READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting was supplied with a creepy new clip from Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment’s Silent House (review), their “real-time” supernatural thriller that promises that on March 9 “the silence will kill you.”
Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Elizabeth Olsen stars in the horror flick featuring “88 minutes of real fear captured in real time.” She’s also featured in the clip entitled “Someone’s Upstairs.” Who is it?
The pic, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, was co-directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who left audiences terrified with the hit film Open Water.
“ ‘Silent House’ is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.”
The screenplay was written by Laura Lau and based on the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, written by Oscar Estevez. Visit the Facebook to become a fan. READ MORE