Anchor Bay Films will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem on April 26th, 2013. This comes along with the news that the film will be receiving a novelization co-written by Zombie and B.K. Evenson that hits on March 12th, 2013 – just in time to spoil yourselves a month ahead of time like you did back in ’89 with the Batman novelization.
The book has a new, more detailed synopsis. “Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information. She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?”
Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween) as well as Bruce Davison (X-Men), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween 2), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dee Wallace (E.T.) and Judy Geeson (To Sir, With Love).
Check out Brad’s review of the film along with Mike’s alternate opinion here. Head inside for the cover of the novel and the film’s trailer. READ MORE
If you still haven’t played Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, the only way you can redeem yourself is if you’re planning on grabbing the retail version. Seriously, if you don’t get that, I’m writing you off completely and I will find a way to ban you from Bloody Disgusting, and possibly the Internet. This isn’t a game, this is serious business. The retail version will of course come with all five episodes — more if you get the special edition — and releases on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC for $29.99.
Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity 4 hit theaters last month and underperformed somewhat financially (it raked in about half of what PA3 made domestically). The lesson? Paranormal Activity 5 better be good!! It’s been said that this series has the chance to follow the Star Trek pattern of every other film actually being worthwhile.
Paramount announced the new sequel just days after PA4 opened (the film was still quote profitable despite the dip in grosses). And now they’ve announced the date. October 25th, 2013. That’s it. We know nothing else about the film and will probably continue to know almost nothing about the film until about a month before it comes out (of course we’ll break scoops though).
How would you rank the entries in the Paranormal Activity franchise?
Start saving, because Dead Island: Riptide is coming on April 23rd to the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Publisher Deep Silver also announced a special edition that will come with a pack of weapon mods, a digital strategy map, unique box art, and an alternate character skin. This is not to be confused with the collector’s edition Deep Silver asked fans to vote on the contents for. There will also be a pre-order edition that will come with the weapon mod pack, but not the other goodies. No word on what the special edition will cost us yet, but assuming it doesn’t charge too much (and I don’t think it will), which edition are you most interested in?
Greystone Park is available on VOD and hits DVD today, October 16 through Xlrator Media. In the film, “Based on true events, the film follows three aspiring filmmakers trying to document unexplainable events in an abandoned insane asylum known as Greystone Park. Urban legend has it that anyone who ventures into the forsaken hospital will suffer the consequences and face their own horrors. The trio stumble across a mysterious realm of escaped patients, ghosts and demonic shadows, as they try to uncover the truth behind Greystone Park.”
I recently hopped on the phone with writer/director/star Sean Stone to discuss how he got involved in the real-life ghost hunting that led to the project. We also discuss his documentary style approach and how his father, Oliver Stone, influenced the project.
Greystone Park stars Sean Stone, Oliver Stone, Alexander Wraith, Antonella Lentini, John Schramm, Monique Zordan and Monique Van Vooren and written by Stone and Wraith. Head inside to check out the interview! READ MORE
It’s no secret I have low, low expectations for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. This opinion has been formulated because of the simple fact that it looks terrible. I love the Silent Hill series, almost obsessively so, and I’m all for studios taking chances with their games, but this just does not look good. Obviously, being a human with opinions that are allowed to differ from my own, you may very well see the direction developer WayForward has taken with the game as a brilliant one, and that’s okay. If you are looking forward to it, and assuming it doesn’t get delayed again, you can look forward to beating down twisted creatures with your friends when Book of Memories releases for the PS Vita on October 16th in the States and November 2nd in Europe.
It started off as a mod for Arma II, but later this year Day Z will be getting its very own standalone release, courtesy of Arma developer Bohemia Interactive and the original mod’s creator. We first heard about it in August, and now we know the game is coming later this year. It’s a nebulous window, but not everyone has been happy with Resident Evil 6, so perhaps this could be another chance for disgruntled gamers to get their zombie fix. Who here’s interested in the game? I was just about to play the mod, but knowing a standalone game is just around the corner has kept me from pulling the trigger on that.
Scott Charles Stewart’s Dark Skies kicked off production on August 3rd, and it looks like things went smoothly during the shoot as the film already has a release date of February 22, 2013 via Dimension. The film stars Keri Russell, Daniel Barrett, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo.
Jason Blum produced the film through his Blumhouse Productions and Alliance Films and Dimension is onboard to distribute, we exclusively reported that the horror flick focuses on a 6-year-old boy who’s apparently been “marked” by an alien (living among us) for future abduction. It looks like it taps into some of the same themes of Fright Night, while also playing into child abuse (did the parents cause these marks on the child’s body?)
The eagerly awaited debut from Bradley Scott Sullivan, I Didn’t Come Here To Die (IDCHTD) is to get special screenings across 9 US on October 11th states courtesy of Tugg; an innovative web platform that allows movie fans to choose what films play at their local cinemas.
IDCHTD received some great reviews when it hit the festival circuit back in 2010 and Bloody Disgusting’s own Corey Mitchell boldly described it as one of the best horror film debuts since Evil Dead (review here). There are plans for it to roll out onto VOD and DVD early next year via Level 33 Entertainment but lucky horror fans in Beverley Hills, New York and Austin (amongst others) will be treated to this shockfest on the big screen. For a full list of screenings head on over to the Tugg Website
The film sees 6 volunteers face a grisly end when they are stranded in the wilderness on an humanitarian project. The trailer certainly promises plenty of carnage, head inside to check it out along with a few posters!! READ MORE
This should come as no surprise since the first three episodes in Telltale Games’ fantastic episodic game The Walking Dead have all released about a month apart from each other, but in case you were worried, Around Every Corner will indeed be releasing next month. This could very well end up being the most intense episode to date, and if you’ve been keeping up with the series, you know that that’s really saying something. In related news, if you like your video games tangible — maybe so you can fondle them a bit? No one’s judging — there will be a retail compilation that will release alongside the fifth and final episode.
In case you missed them, you should definitely check out our reviews of Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3
In case you were busy being the awesome human beings I know you all are, you might’ve missed out on some crucial Wii U information that Nintendo unveiled late last week. For starters, the console is coming on November 18th, and you’ll have two sets to choose from: the basic set, which retails for $299.99, and brings with it an 8GB console, GamePad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and sensor bar. No frills, since it’s more for the casual Nintendo fan. Like, if Nintendo were a band, you wouldn’t be their groopie, but you definitely enjoy their music. That’s who that set is for.
Then there’s the $349.99 deluxe set, which comes with everything the basic one offers as well as extra memory (32GB as opposed to 8GB) a GamePad charging cable, stands for the console and controller, and a copy of Nintendo Land. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Nintendo, this is for you. Check the Wii U’s launch window games, after the jump.
Richard Bates, Jr.’s Excision has seen its release date moved up two weeks to October 16thth for the DVD and Blu-ray release. The film features “Nip/Tuck”‘s sex bomb AnnaLynne McCord as an incredibly ugly, disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. We’ve landed an exclusive look at the home video’s eye-catching cover art that depicts McCord as both beauty and the beast.
“Life sucks when you’re seventeen. Alienated teen Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord) struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her parents and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon…that is if she doesn’t go mentally insane first.”
Bonus features on the Excision Blu-ray and DVD include an audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette and collectable O-card packaging (for the DVD). Head inside for the trailer, some new stills and the box art!
MPI Media Group’s My Sucky Teen Romance, the breakthrough feature film from writer-director Emily Hagins (head here for a more in-depth interview), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, September 4. It’s also going to be available on iTunes (link here) and most VOD platforms.
I recently caught up with Hagins at the Los Angeles premiere of the film – literally seconds after the movie started – and we talked about the long journey of bringing MSTR to the screen (I think I saw the original trailer almost 2 years ago). “As of this moment I’ve just intro’d the film and it started about 15 seconds ago. I’m probably the most nervous right now and I’ll calm down in a few minutes. I just hope people have fun with it and have a good time with it and accept it for what it is, because it’s not a big budget blockbuster or anything like that. But I think the people who are going to enjoy it will enjoy it. It’s exciting to share it with people. Being done with it is pretty surreal because people were asking me what my new project was 6 months ago – and there was still so much MSTR stuff that needed to be done. So being able refer to this as a thing of the past is interesting because we sold this film over a year ago and it’s only now just finishing up.”
If you haven’t seen the film, you should check it out. She’s only getting started and is definitely a talent you want to keep our eye on. READ MORE
The Doom 3 BFG Edition was unveiled just before E3, but there wasn’t any word on what the charge for admission would be for those of us who wish to get back to kicking heaps of demonic ass or when we could expect it. Now, that’s changed. The special edition, which brings with it improved visuals, 3D support, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, seven new levels and an armor mounted flashlight, is coming on October 19th for $29.99 on the PC and $39.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. I am so ready for this. READ MORE
I’m usually not a huge fan of studios giving their series to new developers, especially when I’m a big fan of the series being shared. Sometimes it works out–Silent Hill: Downpour being a good example of that–and sometimes not so much–like with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Whether or not the game ends up being great, it’s always a little nerve-wracking wondering whether or not the series you love is going to retain all the things you loved about it after a new developer has had their cold, clammy hands all over it. It’s a good thing Ninja Theory’s hands are warm and firm, and boy, do they know how to use them. I love what they’ve done with DmC, transforming it into a vibrant, hyper-stylized world while retaining the things fans love about the series, including its wicked combat and bizarre monsters. Today, Capcom announced when we can expect Dante’s next outing, and that date is January 15th for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version following sometime later.
Martyrs director Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man finally has a release date! If you’re a fan of Laugier (or Jessica Biel) you’re gonna want to mark your calendar for August 31st, 2012.
Per Jessica Biel Central, “The news comes after rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival. The New York Times posted a blurb earlier this month with August releases, and listed ‘The Tall Man’ on August 31st. Now it has been confirmed by Producer, Kevin DeWalt, that the film will indeed hit theaters on August 31st. It has not been confirmed whether or not it is a limited or wide release.”
“Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son’s bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms.” Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star.
Dimension announced today that they will open Sin City: A Dame To Kill For nationwide on October 4th, 2013. The sequel once again comes from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed) also had a hand in the script.
Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are confirmed to return. Rumored to return are Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen. “The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The film will begin production this summer. Most likely at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The place that made Predators look like it was shot in your back yard. I actually remember liking Sin City though, so I’m interested to see how this pans out.
I have no idea what’s going on with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was originally supposed to kick off Konami’s March of Madness before it was delayed to the end of the month, then again to the end of May. We can now expect it to come to the Vita in October, though if we’ve learned anything by now it’s that when it comes to Book of Memories anything can change. I hope all this extra development time will make it a game worthy of the Silent Hill label because right now it’s not looking so good.. An October release will put it in the same month as Resident Evil 6, which releases on October 2nd.
Randall Cole’s 388 Arlette Avenue the Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) produced horror flick starring Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner and Devon Sawa played at TIFF back in September and opened in the UK a couple of weeks ago. Until recently (ie – this very moment) we were left wondering when the US release would be. Turns out it hits VOD on May 15th! That’s next Tuesday! There you go compadres!
“Shot from the point of view of hidden cameras, the film follows a thirty-something couple, James and Amy Deakin, as they are secretly videotaped 24/7 by a mysterious stalker in their home, on the streets and at their workplace. The stalker uses information gleaned from the footage to subtly manipulate the unsuspecting couple and cracks in their relationship surface. When Amy suddenly vanishes, James is not sure whether she has been abducted or has simply left him. As the acts of the tormentor become more twisted and violent, James desperately tries to figure out who is behind the terror in order to save his wife. But it seems the stalker is always one move ahead…”
Head inside for the teaser! READ MORE
Usually when November comes around, you’re thinking Thanksgiving. No school. And Call Of Duty. Every year around November a Call Of Duty game has been released for a long while. So naturally we just assume the next Call Of Duty will be released in November. Well, this holds true for another year as Target has gotten reservation cards for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2. The game will officially be announced May 1st, and reservations for its November 13th release will start May 2nd. That’s all we know for now, more as it comes!
If you’re a big fan of the Halo series you’ve probably at least seen Red Vs Blue. If not, the team over at Rooster Teeth basically created a comedy series based on fictitious Halo characters. It’s pretty ridiculous and pretty hilarious. Check out the video past the break as the boys spill Halo 4′s release date, and give you some epic math so you can remember it.
Cancel your trip to a local game retailer tomorrow because Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been delayed (again!) into an unspecified date sometime later this spring. The game was originally planned to release tomorrow, so a last second delay that I’m sure many fans hoping to get the game won’t realize right away, is more than a little surprising. Could the HD Collection’s plethora of game-breaking technical issues be the cause of this delay? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
We’ll keep you updated on the game as the news comes out, but until then I suggest you relax with some Silent Hill: Downpour. READ MORE