A family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.
Exclusive: We have a new look at Mac Carter’s Haunt, starring Jacki Weaver, which opens February 7 from IFC Films.
In addition, we have a pair of tickets to the World Premiere, which is to be held next Wednesday, November 6 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center at 9PM. You can also purchase tickets here. If you’d like to enter to score a pair of tickets, make sure you can attend and then send your FULL NAME to email@example.com. Winner will be contacted via e-mail and tickets will be on will call.
“Haunt centers on a boy who gets involved with a mysterious neighbor when his family moves into a new home and unwittingly summons a demon.” Harrison Gilbertson and Liana Liberato also star. READ MORE
One of the best things about Halloween is all of the seasonal mazes. Sure, I’m a grown adult but I still have a blast at these things. If you’re a fan of theme parks, and will be in the LA area at the end of September or in October, you should definitely hit up Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt.
I’ll be there checking out all of the attractions on September 26th. Mazes this year include Black Magic, Delirium, Dominion Of The Damned, Endgames, Forevermore, Mirror Mirror, Pinocchio Unstrung, The Gunslinger’s Grave, Trick Or Treat and Uncle Willy’s Slaughter House. More info on the attractions can be found here.
We also have two tickets to give away for the attraction, courtesy of GigaSavvy. All you have to do is “like” Knotts on Facebook as well as follow them on Twitter and Instagram. And if you tweet about the event, make sure to use the hashtag #scaryfarm. One winner per household.
Once you’ve done all that, hit me up in the comments and let me know! Winners will be chosen at random.
IDC Films has acquired all US rights to Mac Carter’s genre title Haunt, starring Jacki Weaver, reports ScreenDaily. IFC will release the similarly titled Haunter, starring Abigail Breslin this October.
At time of writing IFC Midnight had not set a theatrical release date for Haunt, which “centers on a boy who gets involved with a mysterious neighbor when his family moves into a new home and unwittingly summons a demon.” Harrison Gilbertson and Liana Liberato also star.
Andrew Barrer wrote the screenplay to the QED International, Rivergate Entertainment and Revolver Picture Company production. READ MORE
Indie games are the future, man. It’s one of the gaming industry’s last remaining bastions of creativity, undiluted by the pesky hand of a marketing team, PR rep, or publisher. Last month we took a look at six indie horror games you really need to play, and because you all seemed to enjoy that, we’re doing it again. Today, we’re going to sneak a peek at another batch of indie horror games, only this time, they’re all free.
That’s right. Each of these games comes with a price tag of nada, meaning you can enjoy free scares — arguably the best kind — the only work you need to put into it is in downloading them. I’ve played them all, and I’ve decided to share my harrowing adventures with each with all of you. So sit back, snuggle under the covers and feel free to imagine me sitting in front of you with a flashlight under my chin.
Read on for my list of six free indie horror games you need to play!
When did Slender Man stop being scary? Probably around the time when we saw him, in his entirety, in games like Slender: The Eight Pages and its pseudo-sequel The Arrival. That isn’t to say those games aren’t still terrifying, it’s just that the supernatural entity they’re based on isn’t quite as scary as he was before his recent renaissance. The monster is always less scary when you know what it looks like.
In Haunted Memories (formerly known as Haunt), you’re again being chased through an unfamiliar wilderness, at night, in a storm (that’s new!), by the forest creeper known as the Slender Man. Only this time, he looks scary again. He has this ghostly aura about him, which is only made even more unsettling by the fact that his freaky shadow tendrils are back. Oh, and now he can fly. Or glide, rather, but it’s still terrifying when flies at you for looking at him for too long.
Watch that happen to me in my playthrough of Haunted Memories, which you can find after the jump.
The folks at Image Comics have partnered up with Todd McFarlane Productions in order to bring you five digital publications of previously unavailable “Spawn” stories on ComiXology. The five titles include: “Curse of the Spawn”, “Hellspawn: The Complete Collection”, “Spawn: The Undead”, “Sam and Twitch: The Writer”, and “Haunt Volume 4″. Those last two are not really Spawn titles, but watchagonnado? Image has plans to continue releasing more digital “Spawn” titles in the coming months. READ MORE
“The feeding never ends…”
Bloody Disgusting has your first ever look at Haunt, which recently completed principle photography. Starring Harrison Gilbertson, Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, the chiller was directed by Mac Carter.
In it, “A family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.”
The runaway success of Mark Hadley’s indie horror game Slender: The Eight Pages has inspired a Slenderman renaissance, of sorts. On Steam Greenlight, you’ll find Huntsman: The Orphanage, The Legend, and the co-op centric Faceless, among others. There’s also Survivers (though it’s not very good), White Noise: A Tale of Horror on XBLA, and we can’t forget Blue Isles’ Slender: The Arrival, a reimagining of the game that started it all.
Haunt may very well end up blowing those games out of the water. Where some games have only tried to replicate the success of The Eight Pages, this project takes the essence of what made that game great (namely, being alone and hunted) and evolves it. Visually, it’s stunning, especially for an indie game. It’s also super ambitious, featuring a story-driven adventure and a massive world to explore. Check it out after the jump.
Bleeding Cool’s got some keen sleuthing skills. As the site points out, issue #29 of Haunt ended with a bang and then the words, “To be continued in the pages of Spawn”.
When BC asked The question asked Todd McFarlane, he said, “I am looking to retool the book and make it more creepy. I want the word HAUNT to be much more meaningful to the impact of the stories in the future. I can introduce some new ideas for the book within the pages of SPAWN then bring the title back out again.” Smells like a relaunch. READ MORE
In an article over at the THR, they misreport
sneak in that Sam Raimi is set to actually direct the remake of Poltergeist, which David Lindsay-Abair has been writing since April. This is not true. The remake of Tobe Hooper’s classic is the story of a suburban home built over an Indian burial ground and thus inhabited by a nasty spook. While I’m not excited about the film being remade, Raimi does have the “family” mentality and also is one of the best at creating “impact” moments in the genre.
With Nate Parker falling out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, Spike Lee has turned to a frequent collaborator to replace him with James Ransone (Sinister) boarding Filmdistrict and Good Universe’s Oldboy, Variety reports. Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley currently star with Lee helming. A remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller, pic revolves around a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for more than a decade for unknown reasons.
Jacki Weaver, who garnered an Oscar nomination for the 2010 Australian film Animal Kingdom, has joined the cast of Haunt, an original horror movie being produced and financed by QED International, reports THR. Also starring in the movie are Liana Liberato and Harrison Gilbertson. Written by Andrew Barrer, the story centers on a family that moves into a new home with a dark past. The introverted son (Gilbertson) becomes involved with a beautiful girl (Liberato) next door and as they begin to explore their sexual awakening, the two unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house. Weaver will play a former resident of the house who has suffered a terrible family tragedy. Production will begin November in Utah.
TNT has put in development “Frankenstein,” a drama series from Lionsgate Television and 1019 Entertainment based on the five Frankenstein novels by Dean Koontz, which have sold more than 20 million copies. Deadline reports that feature writer James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook) and his son Jake Hart will write the project, a modern-day reworking of the classic Frankenstein mythology. “It is set in present-day New Orleans and follows Victor Helios (Frankenstein) and his creation 200 years after they thought they killed each other in a battle in the Arctic. The creature has survived and Victor has used science to keep himself alive — and they’re now in the same city unbeknownst to each other. Victor has engineered a new race of bizarre beings who answer to him, and when the creature learns that Victor is alive, an epic war ensues built on 200 years of pent-up rage, with New Orleans caught in the middle.” READ MORE
Dario Argento’s terrible looking (trailer inside!) Dracula 3D has been picked up by IFC. Per Fangoria, “IFC Films has snagged the rights and will release it under the IFC Midnight label in 2013.” The film stars Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Miriam Giovanelli.
IFC has also picked up the rights in North America, Latin America, UK, France and Germany for David Guy Levy’s Would You Rather. Brittany Snow (Prom Night), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and Sasha Grey all star. In the film, “In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris (Snow) struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick (Combs), a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.”
Harrison Gilbertson (Virginia, “Conspiracy 365″) has been cast in Haunt, an original horror film that Mac Carter will direct from a script by Andrew Barrer, says Deadline.
In the film, “A family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.” Production starts in November. READ MORE
QED International has committed to produce, finance and handle international sales for Haunt, an original horror film that Mac Carter will direct from a script by Andrew Barrer, says Deadline.
In the film, “A family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.”
Haunt will be produced by Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Steven Schneider and Will Rowbotham. Production starts in November. READ MORE
Just a few weeks back David Duchovny opened up about his frustrations regarding a third “X-Files” feature. While he didn’t nix the notion of it coming into fruition, it did sound a bit bleak.
This evening, co-star Gillian Anderson, best known as Agent Dana Scully in the Fox series that ran from 1993-2002, took to Twitter to chat with her fan base. When asked about the potential for an X-Files 3, Gillain replied: “I met with Chris before coming here and it’s looking pretty good.” While Carter, the creator of the series, has high hopes, he unfortunately doesn’t have the say. “We have to convince FOX,” she explains. It’s also unclear if she’s referring to a new story, or if the project coming together is “looking pretty good.”
Duchovny recently told Collider, “I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic].”
It’s hard to come down on Fox considering how absolutely terrible the 2008 I Want To Believe was. It also only grossed $20M compared to Fight The Future‘s $83M.
When it was announced that co-creator/writer Robert Kirkman and artist Greg Capullo, would be leaving “HAUNT”, there was a lot of speculation as to who would come on board to fill their creative shoes. “HAUNT” is one of Image Comics best selling monthly titles and part of the series’ appeal had been the creative powerhouse of two of comic’s biggest names.
For co-creator Todd McFarlane, who publishes “HAUNT” under his Image imprint, it would have been an easy to replace Kirkman and Capullo with a carbon copy creative team and have the book continue to coast in the current direction. Not afraid to rock the boat and shake things up, McFarlane tapped writer Joe Casey (Godland, Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker) and artist Nathan Fox (Dark Reign: Zodiac, DMZ, Blue Estate) to give “HAUNT” a complete creative facelift starting with issue #19.
Bloody-Disgusting.com caught up with writer Joe Casey to discuss the new creative direction of Haunt and how he plans to give the character more of a horror vibe by mixing together buckets of bloody violence and artwork that can “scare the shit outta people”.
Image Comics has also given Bloody-Disgusting readers an exclusive 6-page preview of Haunt #19 after the jump.
Sure, Kirkman may be gone from HAUNT but now, with Joe Casey driving behind the wheel, the ride is about to get a little more insane. The dynamic creative team of Casey (Butcher Baker, the Righteous Maker) and Nathan Fox (Blue Estate) take over the book beginning with issue #19, and from the looks of this gorgeous 6 page preview, Haunt is in good hands. Read on for the skinny…
One of the huge draws behind Image’s “HAUNT” has forever been the dreamteam of Robert |Kirkman (“THE WALKING DEAD”) and Todd McFarlane (“SPAWN”) on the project. However, now the true mettle of the series will be tested, because today the publisher announced that the series would be gaining and all NEW team in Joe Casey “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER”) and Nathan Fox (“FLUORESCENT BLACK”)! The two will take up the reigns beginning with issue #19 in September, and if you have any doubts that the tandem will do anything but deliver the goods, you can scroll down and check out the amazing cover art for the ish.
It’s that time of the week again! Welcome to the weekly previews for May 25th, 2011 here at Bloody-Disgusting.com! The truth is everyone would read all the books if they had the time and money, but in reality most of us don’t. Here you will find a little taste of some major comics being released each week, my take on them, and, as always, feels free to discuss below. Whether you have been into comics since you were a little one, or are new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books are for you. I’ve picked out some comics I feel will stand out in the coming week and listed them under their respective publisher, with over a dozen previews of some of your favorite books including “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”, “FEAR ITSELF”, “FLASHPOINT: KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE”, “WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER”, and MORE! Read on for the skinny…
Circumstances have never been as dire as they are now for the cast of Image Comics’ star-studded “HAUNT” monthly. With The Apparition leaving our hero knocking at death’s door, and Kurt seemingly abandoning his now wholly human brother, it just might mean that we have seen the end of Kirkman’s (“THE WALKING DEAD”) hero. Inside you can get some of the deets yourself with a 5 page sneak preview of the series’ 16th issue that hits store shelves tomorrow! Read on for the skinny…
In all of the battles that ‘HAUNT’ has found himself in, the character has always had one thing that has given him an edge in every battle: his superhuman powers. However, what will Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane’s protagonist do when he is faced with a villain who possesses many of the same abilities that he does? Inside you can find out as “HAUNT” goes toe-to-toe with the deadly Apparition in this 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
Still to this day one of the absolute best comics that each month has to offer is Image’s “HAUNT”. The series penned by Robert Kirkman (“THE WALKING DEAD”), and illustrated by the tandem of Greg Capullo & Todd McFarlane(“SPAWN”), is a rare treat that comes along only once in a great while, and if you haven’t jumped on this train then I feel damned sorry for you. Beyond the break you can check out the 4 page preview of the 12th issue which drops this week and begin making up for your sins. Read on for the skinny!
Things just keep rolling for Image’s runaway hit, “HAUNT”, as the story will be releasing its 11th issue today, and there is plenty of violence and action to be had. So with that said you can go ahead and make the jump to check out a 5 page preview of the action and all the details. Read on for the skinny!
The showdown that has been 10 issues in the making is almost upon us, and not only that but thanks to the dream team over at Image Comic’s “HAUNT” we will also be witnessing the return of one of the series’ most feared villains! Excited? I know you are, and beyond the break you can psych yourself up for tomorrow’s release with a 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
Tokyo Game Show is here and so far it’s the most exciting gaming event of the year, for horror fans at least. The most exciting news, at least for me, was the unveiling of the collaborative effort between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, No More Heroes creator Suda51, and Silent Hill composer/producer Akira Yamaoka: the new action horror project, officially dubbed Shadows of the Damned.
But that’s certainly not it, there’s also been news on Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 2 multiplayer details, the exciting reveal of Project Dark by the guys who made the amazing Demon’s Souls, a Devil May Cry reboot, and two limb-flailing horror games for the Kinect. READ MORE