The sequel to The Pact centers on a young woman who investigates an incident that took place in a house where a previous occupant unwittingly summoned the Devil.
The story follows a man, fresh out of prison and under provisional house arrest in a cabin in the woods, who struggles with his own psychological delusions.
Alternate: The film follows an unstable young man staying at his recently deceased father’s house. As odd phenomena begin to occur, he struggles to determine whether he’s having a nervous breakdown or his father is haunting him…
I know, I’ve already hooked you. A horror dating sim? I don’t even know what that is, but my wallet’s out and ready for me to throw all my non-existent money at it.
Benjamin Rivers is the indie developer behind the deeply unsettling indie horror hit Home, which is on its way to Mac and Mobile sometime later this year. Speaking with Joystiq, Rivers said he’d like to make a new horror title with dating-sim elements. It started off as a joke he made on Twitter, and now it looks like this bizarre game may actually happen. More after the jump.
Season 3 of “The Walking Dead“ is back! Tonight’s episode 3.09, “The Suicide King,” has started airing in various time zones and AMC just released a new TV Spot and various clips from next week’s episode 3.10, “Home”. I’m not caught up yet so I haven’t watched it! They’ve also released some behind the scenes footage from “The Suicide King.”
In Episode 3.10, “Home”: “While the group ponders their next move, Rick sets out to find a missing friend. Later, Merle and Daryl begin to have second thoughts about their choices. ”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira.
“Home” airs Sunday, February 17th at 9PM ET. Head inside for the goods! READ MORE
Candlewood Entertainment has completed its first film — haunted house project Home, written and directed by The Pact‘s Nicholas McCarthy, reports Variety.
Project stars “Glee’s” Naya Rivera, pictured, Catalina Sandino Moreno (Magic Magic) and Ashley Rickards (“American Horror Story: Asylum”).
“The movie follows a young woman investigating a house that appears to be haunted by the previous tenant who unwittingly welcomed the devil into her life.”
Sonny Mallhi produced and Gina Resnick, Kyle Heller and Jeremy Platt exec produced the project.
Home will be for sale at the European Film Market at the Berlinale with XYZ Films handling foreign sales and UTA repping domestic rights.
Indie horror game Home brought pixelated horror goodness to PC earlier this year and now it’s looking to find a home on Mac, iOS, and if enough of you ask for it, Android, too. Home is a great little horror game with a fantastically creepy soundtrack — if you haven’t played it you can grab it on Steam for a paltry $1.49. Trust me, it’s worth it.
In related news, the PC version has apparently been a success, as Home creator Benjamin Rivers revealed his game has made its way to over 100,000 gamers. That’s big for an indie game, and that success will mean free content that will come in the near future.
Image Entertainment has picked up all U.S. rights to Roger Christian’s sci-fi thriller Stranded, starring Christian Slater, Variety reports. Stranded also stars Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio and Michael Therriault. “Story is centered on four astronauts at a moonbase being unexpectedly struck by a series of meteor blasts and realizing that spores on a meteor have the ability to replicate cell structure, reproduce and mutate.”
Screen Daily adds that Celluloid Nightmares has struck a multi-territory deal with Wild Bunch on Home, Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance hit The Pact. Bunch will distribute Candlewood Entertainment’s horror film in France, Germany and Spain. “It tells the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil.”
A multi-territory deal has also been made with eOne on killer bee thriller Stung (pictured) covering the UK, Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia, among others. Director Benni Diez is preparing to commence production in Europe next spring. Adam Aresty wrote the screenplay “About a fancy garden party that goes wrong when a local species of wasp mutates, resulting in an attack by giant insects. It is left to two catering staff to thwart the onslaught and in the process develop a romance.”
CineTel Films has acquired international sales rights to action/thriller The Cure, written produced and directed by visual effects veteran David Gould. Antonia Prebble stars as “A scientist who discovers that the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer years earlier. She attempts to release it to the world, unaware that the company will stop at nothing to prevent her.” Daniel Lissing also stars.
Celluloid Dreams will kick off sales at the AFM next week on a pair of genre titles from Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, says Screen Daily. Home is Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance 2012 hit The Pact (pictured). “It centres on a young woman who investigates an incident that took place in a house where a previous occupant unwittingly summoned the Devil.” The pic, which is NOT a sequel but a new film, is in pre-production. Sonny Mallhi, who served as executive producer on The Strangers, will produce.
Benni Diez will direct Stung from a screenplay by Adam Aresty about “A garden party that turns sour when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven-foot tall predators.” They are eyeing a March 2013 start in Europe.
Lastly, THR reports that “The Tudors”‘ Maria Doyle Kennedy has joined the cast of “Orphan Black,” the BBC America and Space sci-fi series from Canadian producer Temple Street Productions. Dylan Bruce and Jordan Gavaris have also been added to the first season shoot of 10 one-hour episodes to debut in 2013. “Orphan Black,” which will star Tatiana Maslany, is shooting on location in Toronto through February 2013. The series, co-created by Graeme Manson and Ginger Snaps director John Fawcett, portrays Sarah (Maslany), an outsider and orphan whose life changes on assuming the identity of a dead stranger who looks just like her. Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Elizabeth Saunders and Ron Lea round out the main cast for “Orphan Black.” Watch the promo trailer inside. READ MORE
Screenwriter Adam Alleca and director Dennis Iliad, who collaborated on The Last House On The Left in 2009 have found their next project in Home. The filmmakers are reaming up with Graham King Films, Leonardo Dicaprio’s Appian Way and Paranormal Activity executive producer Steven Schneider on the project.
None of the issues I had with The Last House On The Left had anything to do with the actual talent behind the camera (I just found some of the morals were murky), I think it was a well made film and was certainly much more impressive than the bulk of horror remakes. So I’m definitely curious about what else Iliad and Alleca have up their sleeve.
Per Variety, “[the film] follows an unstable young man staying at his recently deceased father’s house. As odd phenomena begin to occur, he struggles to determine whether he’s having a nervous breakdown or his father is haunting him… Project was originally optioned in 2005 by Wes Craven through his and Marianne Maddalena’s Craven/Maddalena Films banner.”
Those of you Playstation 3ers who still play around with Playstation Home will be excited to know Dead Island is making its way Home sometime before the games release. The zombies will make their way into home and turn the place on its head.
But that isn’t all, you and 3 friends will get to play zombie mini games together. Up to 10 different zombie mini games. If you complete all 10 mini games you will get an exclusive in game weapon. Exploding meat. I don’t know what it does, but I take my exploding meat rare. Dead Island fans should keep up on the mini games, as every week they will be releasing challenges where the player can win items for use in the actual game. More past the break. READ MORE
Last week news spread like wildfire that widely popular artists Gris Grimly, along with Mark Gustafson, would finally be getting behind the camera for their stop-motion adaptation of Grimly’s Pinocchio. Plenty of cheesy “nose growing” puns ensued.
The truth of the matter is that Grimly has been working diligently for years on the project, alongside producer Guillermo del Toro, and believes that the hard work will come into fruition this coming summer.
The humble Grimly, who’s the founder of Mad Creator Productions, took to his official blog to respond to the announcement. He walks us through the day he met Del Toro, how he got connected to the Jim Henson Company, and why it has taken years to get off the ground.
“When Pinocchio gets greenlit, Mark and I will go to Europe to direct it and Guillermo will work on his own projects (Haunted Mansion, Mountains of Madness…etc). Pinocchio is not waiting for anything and will go into production immediately. We are thinking this could happen this summer.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Company and Pathe are ready to go on Pinocchio, a 3D stop motion animated adaptation of the Carlo Collodi fairy tale that will be edgier than the 1940 animated Disney classic, reports Deadline who also includes a ton of quotes from Del Toro.
As first reported exclusively here on Bloody Disgusting in 2008, Gris Grimly will co-direct with Mark Gustafson, and production will begin later this year. Grimly illustrated a 2002 book of Collodi’s tale that formed the basis for a project that is years in the making.
This version is aimed at an audience 10 years and up, and a bit scarier than the Disney film. Australian rock musician and film composer Nick Cave has signed on to be music consultant and the puppets and 3D elements will be developed with MacKinnon and Saunders, the UK-based facility that worked on The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, and the upcoming Frankenweenie.
In Grimly’s version, once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.When the puppet comes to life, it’s Geppetto’s dream come true.Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks. As he discovers, being bad is much more fun than being good. For a while, anyway. Happily for Pinocchio, he will learn that there is much more to being a real boy than having fun.
Pack up the plastic skulls and styrofoam tombstones and make sure you’ve hidden the candy the trick or treaters didn’t manage to get their grubby little hands on because Halloween’s over. But please, don’t let the looming Christmas fever depress you. Instead why not get caught up on all the awesome (and fairly heartbreaking) headlines you might have missed.
There’s been a surprising amount of Resident Evil related headlines recently including news of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami calling it quits and a possible reboot of the team-based Outbreak series. Of course that’s not everything that’s waiting patiently behind that little ‘Read More’ button; there’s also details on the FEAR 3 preorder bonuses, a possible reason to return Home and a fantastic new Dead Space 2 trailer. So cheer up and get your horror fix. READ MORE