A lot of you are scared FilmDistrict’s Evil Dead, the Fede Alvarez-directed remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic 1981. Not me. I think it looks awesome! However, there’s a new fan-made mash-up – by “BadIdeaOnline” – that marries the tone and sound of the new trailer with images from the original Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. Maybe it’ll help ease the transition from old to new for you?
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Jessica Lucas and (supposedly) Bruce Campbell all star in the remake.
Kick start “Blood Night” with this exclusive short from the ghouls at BlackBoxTV!
“Proxy”, a Slenderman story from the twisted minds of Mike Diva and BlackBoxTV, is NOW LIVE right here on Bloody Disgusting! The short will be followed by a Q&A with the creators Mike Diva and Tony Valenzuela, which should be fun!
“After being haunted by visions of the Slenderman, Vince Wilson’s reality changes forever.”
New York City-based genre production company, Sideshow Pictures, has provided Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive first look at their second annual Halloween short film, The House That Cried Blood! The film was written and directed by Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet) and produced by Frank Mosca of Harrington Talents.
“A classic haunted house tale with a mix of scares and blood, the short follows four young adults who venture into the supposedly-cursed house of “Old Lady Death” in search of her rotting corpse. What seems like regular Halloween tomfoolery turns into a night of terror they may never survive, and what awaits them within the walls of this dilapidated home is an evil birthed from their worst nightmares.”
The House That Cried Blood stars Damian Maffei, Andrea Boelhke, Ashlee Mundy, Ray Zup, and Ann McGowan as Old Lady Death. Director of Photography is Stephen Franciosa Jr. with special effects created by Emmy-nominee Jeremy Selenfriend (“Boardwalk Empire”). READ MORE
Movies.com editor Peter S. Hall teamed with Austin based writer Eric Vespe and director Kristoffer Aaron Morgan – both who coincidentally write for Aint it Cool News – to produce a short film project that premiered at last year’s Fantastic Fest.
With Halloween arriving tomorrow, we’ve landed the exclusive online premiere as a special treat!
Isolated in a place where twisted creatures torment him from the dark, No Way Out stars genere fav AJ Bowen (The Signal, The House of the Devil, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) as a man desperately tries to find an escape. It was shot for less than three grand in two days!
“I wanted this to be a simple, visual horror poem about being paralyzed by your own thoughts,” said Morgan. “Working with AJ Bowen was pure movie making bliss. He blends professionalism and good natured humor perfectly while on set, making everything more relaxed.”
Paul Gandersman also produces with Arcanum Pictures. Elizabeth Avellan (Predators) Executive Produced. Makeup effects were done by Doug Field and Susan Benson (Teeth, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane).
Enjoy your treat inside and watch for more throughout the day! READ MORE
It’s not too late to show your Halloween sprit. Hopefully these treats get you in the pumpkin carving mood for Wednesday’s big night!
While you shouldn’t try this at home, we’ve shared a video that’ll teach you how to create a “Flaming Pumpkin”. “Design and carve the pumpkin out, then put a toilet roll inside and saturate with Kerosene, then set on fire. Should burn for a couple of hours and looks great!” says the YouTuber. Full instructions can be found by clicking through to the video source.
Grab your Power Glove (you don’t know what I speak of?) and get ready for a round of Pumpktris! “Pumpktris is a fully playable version of Tetris built into a pumpkin, with 128 LEDs for the display and the stem serving as a game controller!” AMAZING! Get more details on the mad scientist’s blog.
The pumpkin itself isn’t all that cool, but it’s pretty fun watching Auge de Vries carving through 400 individual frame-by-frame grabs.
Today’s news flow is out of control slow so I’m going to drop a bomb of videos on your guys that will ease the pain of a Friday afternoon leading into the Halloween weekend (even though Halloween is mid-week this year, which sucks ass).
Let’s see, what do we have here… Ok, let’s start with my personal favorite of the bunch, a video courtesy of Stan Winston School that takes us behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s 1994 classic Jurassic Park. In the below video you’ll learn how the “puppet” Raptors operated… with a human inside. Yup! “Stan Winston Studio created multiple raptors for Jurassic Park, including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets, insert legs and men-in-suits,” says the video. “This exclusive “Making of” video, narrated by raptor suit performer, 25-year SWS supervisor & co-founder of Legacy Effects, John Rosengrant, walks you through the evolution of Jurassic Park’s raptor suits, from first foam fabricated “garbage bag test” to the finished suits that you see in the final film.” AMAZING.
Next up is a behind-the-scenes video from the 1997 Alien: Resurrection where studioADI shares a never-before-seen look at the “Alien Newborn Death”. “Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted practical effects for the scene in which the Newborn is sucked through a small hole in a window into space,” they explain. “He wanted the head to be the final image, first stripped of skin and then the skull shattering as it disappeared into space. That was a whole lotta’ Newborn to make disappear. Here are the first tests that, despite the shaky wall mock-up, had us moving in the right direction. A network of wires attached to a pre-scored skin went first, followed by a pre-scored and delicate skull rigged with an even more complex spiderweb of wires to shatter and pull pieces through the hole. And then… what better way to end this video by spilling our guts…”
Zombies are no match for the love of pets! Watch Pets vs. Zombies and have a Happy Howloween from Petco! Follow that with Housemates of Horror, a Fox Home Entertainment spoof where a bunch of horror icons share a living space. Screen Junkies, who usually knocks it out of the park, shared this ho-hum video entitled Halloween with Mike Myers as Michael Myers (it was only a matter of time until someone made this).
Lastly, we round out the madness with a rash of sweet Halloween-themed commercials. READ MORE
Courtesy of the good folks at Film School Rejects comes easily the funniest Halloween Treat this October!
The following enteres a world in which one asks, what if following the huge success of The Exorcist, Warner Bros. had decided to make a television spinoff?
The edit plays like a short pilot presentation for William Friedkin’s The Exorcist TV series, with laugh track and all. Regan, played by Linda Blair, has never been so funny! Watch it below and then chime in with your thoughts. READ MORE
Mizenscen shared an image of Tim Burton wearing a Halloween costume made by his mother. What’s so cool about this old snapshot is that it looks like the inspiration of Jack Skellington from the 1993 Burton-produced The Nightmare Before Christmas! Go mom!
Artist Edwin David (aka “dwinbotp”) imagines where the infamous Alien vs. Predator battle actually began. It all started with the candy, suggests his hilarious illustration.
Keeping the AvP conversation a float (and continuing to avoid using the name “Paul W.S. Anderson”…whoops!), New Zealand’s SKY TV created the following ads that depict the two famous monsters engaging in various activities, including a bout of Chess.
We have only one week until Halloween so I bet drop filling your bags with a few more treats!
This afternoon’s edition focuses on Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 1980 The Shining, in which a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father (Jack Nicholson) into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
A bit of fun to kick off the post as we’ve added some faux 1980′s inspired trading cards created by blog site Maninthewarmestplacetohide. See the Grady Twins, the Sno-Cat, and a decomposed old woman!
In more interesting news, at the end of the film you’ll see a photo of Jack Torrance with the entire dinner party from years past. The Overlook Hotel has shared the original, unaltered period photo into which actor Jack Nicholson was composited to create the iconic photograph seen in the final shots of The Shining! According to the site, these images were found in a book entitled “The Complete Airbrush and Photo-Retouching Manual,” which was originally published in 1985. The author of the book was the retouching artist responsible for creating the composited image. READ MORE
Artists Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young of Fantich & Young have created a pair of men’s dress shoes called the “Apex Predator Shoes” (above) that look perfectly normal from a distance, until you turn them over and check out the soles. There you’ll find 1,050 teeth dentures glued on the bottom, with two gold teeth at the toes of the shoes, Yahoo discovered. At the link you’ll also see the “Apex Predator Suit” made out of human hair, more dentures, and glass eyes.
It’s time to check your horror knowledge with 34 Facts About Halloween Movies That Will Blow Your Mind. The list includes factoids such as Robert De Niro and Robin Williams having been in talks for the role of Jack in The Shining, or how about the fact that Tobe Hooper was originally going to call Texas Chainsaw MassacreHead Cheese?
Inside we’ve added “The Walking Dead Musical!” Where Zombies don’t only eat brains, but also sing and dance! Ben Chavez, Andrew Bridges, Elizabeth Oldak, Kelsey Schergen, Amanda Pinto, Nick Berke, Sommer Carbuccia, Joshua Israel and Antonius Nazareth all star. Vijay Nazareth directs this “Glee”-esque “Walking Dead” parody.
Lastly comes a behind-the-scenes look at a Predator Mechanical Head from Fox’s 2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, vai studioADI. “In editing these videos we realized how little footage we have of mechanical heads without skins attached. That’s because usually by the time the animatronics are done, it’s fairly late in the build schedule, so skins get put on as quickly as possible, and often at about midnight, to be ready for painting by morning. We decided to peel the head skin off the “Wolf’s” face, and show you what goes on inside a Predator’s head!” READ MORE
In light of “The Walking Dead” returning TONIGHT, here’s a fun little zombie-filled Halloween Treat.
While the music itself makes me wanna puke, comedy duo Stuckey & Murray’s love letter to “The Walking Dead” is pretty hilarious: “He turned down a blow job to watch zombies insteeeeaaaaddddd.” “A Song For The Walking Dead (Feat. Lil Duval)” has been embedded below and is also available for purchase on iTunes. This could be your new theme song? Eh?
In addition, “The Soup” is getting in on the zombie craze, and created the below (bottom video) hilarious promo for their “The Walking Dead” episode.
I’ve been teasing a massive Halloween treat for a few days now. I hope this makes your head spin!
Bloody Disgusting is beyond excited to present you with an exclusive look at never-before-seen special effects test footage that’s been unearthed from William Friedkin’s 1973 horror masterpiece The Exorcist! The footage was provided by someone very special to us, who unfortuantely cannot be named.
Let me attempt to explain what you’re about to see (it will be broken into 3 parts with more “treats” coming in a few days!)… READ MORE
We’re taking you back to 1996 when Jean-Pierre Jeunet was directing Alien: Resurrection, the four installment in Fox’s Alien franchise that starred Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman.
The boys over at studioADI have shared another great old-school video from their archives, this time showing the “real” Sigourney Weaver joking with the effects team.
“You would think being on a cramped set with set-dressing tanks full of our Alien embryo creatures, the whole crew, and actors at work would make for a demanding day of shooting. So it was. Until Sigourney saw us shooting some behind the scenes video for our archives between shots and wanted in on the fun. Her idea; make fun of ADI and us,” they explain. “We don’t know why she’s not directing by now!”
Watch the rare never-before-seen before inside! READ MORE