Finally, fans who have spent the last decade in eager anticipation of Diablo III can enjoy some fantastic news. The long-awaited follow-up to one of the most renowned dungeon crawlers of all time has a release date, and that day isn’t that far away. Come May 15, you can all just go to hell. If you want to make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order the game on Battle.net right now.
For any World of Warcraft players out there — and I hear there are many of you — purchasing an Annual Pass for that game will get you Diablo III for free. Just make sure you do that by May 1st. READ MORE
Finally, Lollipop Chainsaw has a release date, and it’s not too far away. Suda51′s next game, starring the sultry chainsaw-wielding cheerleader Juliet Starling and a helluva lot of zombies will be adding some much needed color to the zombie genre this June. It’s fitting, since Suda51′s last game, the incredible Shadows of the Damned, came out on June 21, a year before Lollipop Chainsaw.
Look for it on June 12 in the States, the 14th in Japan, and the 15th in Europe, for the PS3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
It’s official. In case still had lingering worries that BioShock Infinite wouldn’t be coming this year you can go right ahead and massage those worries away. It was revealed earlier today the game will indeed be coming in 2012, and more specifically, on October 16, in North America. ““After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” said Ken Levine, creative director at Irrational Games. If the latest trailer is anything to go by, Infinite looks to be taking everything to a whole new level.
Irrational Games has been toiling away on BioShock Infinite for four years now, and with the game’s impressive showing so far, I think it could be as unforgettable an experience as the original was half a decade ago. Look for it in October for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. READ MORE
Earlier this week we teased a May release for Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez’s awesome Lovely Molly (review), which we’ve confirmed will open in limited theaters May 18 via Image Entertainment. Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, “When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.”
In addition, Paramount Pictures has slated their Halloween comedy Fun Size for a holiday release on October 26 of this year. Josh Schwartz’s film is described as a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Halloween night, Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Jane Levy and Thomas Middleditch all star. In the film, Wren and her little brother Albert secretly head off to a party. The night turns to sh*t when Albert goes missing and it becomes a race to find him before ol’ mom finds out. READ MORE
While a clip from last September is making rounds again (watch it below), we’ve got some real news regarding Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez’s awesome Lovely Molly (review).
Having world premiered at the TIFF last September, Image Entertainment will release the haunting Satanic horror this coming May. No word on what will come first, limited theaters, VOD or home video. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.
Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, “When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.” READ MORE
The Secret World is a game I’ve been way too excited about for way too long. If you hang around here at all you probably already know that. Well, in the lull that is usually summer video game releases The Secret World will be making an appearance at the perfect time. June 19th of this year TSW will be releasing on the PC, and I will say goodbye to the sun until September. Originally slated (I hate that word so I’ll use projected) for April, upon the massive beta testing they decided to push it back to invest more time in development and making everything great.
Make sure if you haven’t that you sign up for the beta because in the coming months they’ll be opening it up a lot more than before. No more closed beta, a lot more open beta events. Try before you buy! I tried it, and just as I thought I love it. Can’t wait. READ MORE
I know this is going to shock you, but Dimension Films is moving their latest spoof sequel Scary Movie 5 from April 20 to a January 11, 2013 date. The move was expected as David Zucker has yet to go behind the camera. His involvement is still speculation, along with the casting of Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart.
No plot details have been revealed, but it would be safe to assume it’ll make fun of found footage horror. Too bad Scary Movie star Marlon Wayans took his talents elsewhere and is already doing a found footage spoof entitled Smart Ass. You snooze, you lose. READ MORE
Oh man. I can already tell that covering ATM is going to bring out the worst in me. And by that I mean bad puns. I mean, just look at the headline for the article. Not funny, but I couldn’t help myself.
IFC Midnight will be releasing David Brooks’ thriller on VOD and Digital Platforms (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBox ZUNE, PS3 Video Unlimited) on March 2nd before opening in theaters on April 6th. Penned by by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried, the flick stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage).
The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
What are some of your worst ATM related jokes? Or am I gonna have to bill you for insufficient puns? Hit the jump to let me know and check out the full poster! READ MORE
While the official unveiling has yet to happen, a GameStop promotional display was leaked out for the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6. There are a few things we can take from this poster: 1, the logo is very creepy, 2, the game is coming out for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and 3, it’s coming on November 20 That’s way sooner than I would’ve ever expected, and I think it’s safe to say it officially makes 2012 the best year for horror fans ever. I mean, come on, three Silent Hill games and now three Resident Evils? Someone pinch me.
There are also a few sites reporting on unconfirmed rumors that Resident Evil 6 will follow Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy (kick monster ass with your bro!). According to the rumors, Ada Wong will also return, though the extent of her role is currently unknown. More after the break! READ MORE
A few weeks back a new horror title was revealed with striking similarities to Fatal Frame. Makes sense, since the game’s being developed by the same team behind the series, but this one comes with a fantastic twist: now the ghosts are in your house. Spirit Camera is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) that uses the Nintendo 3DS camera to put the ghosts in the real world. This is an exciting evolution for the genre, but I’d like to ask that no developer ever makes a game that does this but replaces the ghosts with clowns. Seriously, don’t do that.
Spirit Camera follows a young girl names Maya, who has to break a curse that was given to her by a Woman in Black. To accomplish this, you’ll need to use a handy 16-page book called the Diary of Faces, which will almost definitely be as creepy as it sounds. Look for it to come out on April 13, or Friday the 13th (I see what you did there, Tecmo) Head past the break for some gameplay. READ MORE
Had you come to me a year ago, through a wormhole or time machine, or something like that, and told me I would be getting three Silent Hill games in one month, I would’ve called you a Time-Witch and immediately burned you at the stake. Then I would’ve laughed while pointing at your smoldering ashes because there is no way we’d ever get three Silent Hills in a month’s time. We’re lucky if we get one in a year, but three? No, I say. Not possible.
I would, of course, be wrong. Konami recently confirmed the new release dates for all three of this year’s Silent Hill games, officially making March the best year ever to be a horror fan. Head past the jump for the revised list of release dates! READ MORE
IFC Midnight has announced that David Brooks’ thriller ATM will be released on VOD and Digital Platforms (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBox ZUNE, PS3 Video Unlimited) on March 2nd before opening in theaters on April 6th. Penned by by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried, the flick stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage).
The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
IFC Midnight recently released The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), The Catechism Cataclysm and Kill List. READ MORE
Remember how the first three months of the year were packed with amazing horror games, enough to throw even the most insatiable horror fan into a horror overdose-induced coma? Well, while this remains true, January is looking a little less appealing now that the Silent Hill HD Collection has been pushed back into March, to release alongside Downpour and Operation Raccoon City. No reason for the delay has been revealed just yet, but I hope it falls somewhere in the ‘extra polishing’ category.
For those keeping up I’ve provided a revised release schedule for the horror games coming out up until March, which you can find after the break.
Formerly Incident at Sans Asylum, The Ring remake producer Roy Lee is behind Alexandre Courtes’ The Incident, a violent new thriller starring Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Unax Ugalde, Dave Legeno, Anna Skellern, Richard Brake, Eric Godon, Joseph Kennedy and Marcus Garvey.
Having had its world premiere at the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival (read our extremely negative review), IFC Midnight acquired the title for limited theatrical release on May 4. VOD presumably will be a month before.
“George, Max and Ricky are in a rock band and waiting for their big breakthrough. Between small gigs and rehearsals they work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum for good pay at minimum risk – they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night just before dinnertime, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive… they just have to survive until it does.” READ MORE
Well fuck me, this all just keeps getting better and better. As if getting the Silent Hill HD Collection in a few weeks (Jan 24) wasn’t enough, it was just announced via the AMY Facebook page that next week will bring us the highly anticipated arcade horror title. For a paltry $12.99 on PSN (€9.9 EU, £7.99 UK) or 800 Mutant Spring-Loaded Pompoms ($10) on XBLA you can kick monster hiney in AMY when it releases on Jan 10 for PSN and XBLA the following day.
Everything we’ve seen from the game so far points to it being an incredibly creepy game. If this sounds like your type of thing, and I’m sure it does, I suggest supporting it with your hard-earned money. Think of Amy, all alone, with no one to protect her. If you don’t get this game she will die, and that would make you a total dick. You don’t want that, do you? Oh, and head past the break for some creepy concept art. READ MORE
The Silent Hill HD Collection is just a few short weeks away, so to help tide you over until its January 24 release, here’s a bunch of screenshots! For the unfamiliar, the HD Collection brings together Silent Hill 2 and 3, in HD, and with new voice work. There’s also full cheevo/trophy support, for those of you who like showing off your nerd cred to the world.
If the first three months are any indication, 2012 could easily beat last year’s comparably paltry offering of horror games. Head past the jump for a bunch of screenshots, if you dare. READ MORE
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is coming out on March 20, and now the month will also be getting Silent Hill: Downpour on the 6th. That’s two major horror games in a short amount of time, or three if you count Revelations the month prior, or four if you count the Silent Hill HD Collection on January 24. Is anyone else freaking out just a little bit? I’m glad I don’t actually give people presents for Christmas, because I don’t know how I could afford all these games if I was one of those giving people.
Downpour is no stranger to delays, so I hope it doesn’t get pushed back any further. I’m sure you all feel the same, seeing as it claimed the award for most anticipated horror game of 2012 in our FEAR Awards, even beating out Raccoon City, The Last of Us, and Diablo III. Head past the jump for a bunch of new screenshots! READ MORE
Last night got some extra story details on the Ghost House/Mandate Pictures and Sony/FilmDistrict Evil Dead remake which starts filming in New Zealand in March. Now the studio has announced the film’s official release date…
… April 12, 2013.
That’s actually not so bad when you consider the fact that they have yet to shoot the thing. There will be plenty of time for post-production and it’s not like they’d release it during awards season anyway. Just be glad it’s not getting dumped in January.
Fede Alvarez directs from his own screenplay co-written with Rodo Sayagues. Revisions were done by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody. The story centers on five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead with a demonic force unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival. READ MORE
The Sam Raimi Ghost House Pictures-produced Dibbuk Box is prepping for release under the title Possession and will now arrive much later than anticipated.
Deep into post-production via Lionsgate, the Ole Bornedal-directed horror starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters August 31, 2012, a far cry from the original January 6 date.
“Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.” READ MORE
Summit Entertainment is already planning on taking over August 2012 with two genre films in production.
On August 10 All the Boys Love Many Lane director Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies will take a bite out of theaters. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Lizzy Caplan, “the story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.”
Scott Derrickson’s found footage thriller Sinister, which stars Ethan Hawke, James Ranson and Juliet Rylance, will arrive on August 24. ‘The story follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders.” READ MORE
IFC has announced that Ben Wheatley’s absolutely shocking Kill List (review) will be opening in limited theaters on January 4, 2012, which probably means the VOD date is right around there. It will also kick off the Film Society Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies Festival, playing at the Walter Reade Theater Thursday, October 27 at 9:15pm.
“Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.” READ MORE
It’s that kind of day, where studio execs are apparently thinking about what they want to release over the next few years. Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to kick off the summer of 2013 with Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim slating it for a May 10th release.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Rob Kazinsky, the pic is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace. How excited are you? How excited AM I?!
I’ve been emailing Dimension for weeks asking about the release dates for two of their upcoming horror films. We finally now learned that both have been bumped to a disgusting TBD. You’ll have to wait until an undetermined 2012 to see both John Gulagar’s Piranha 3DD and Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes.
Piranha 3DD, which takes to a water park for the chaos, was supposed to arrive in theaters November 23rd of this year, while Amityville Horror, the official sequel, was to haunt cinemas in January.
In other news, Buena Vista has settled on May 31, 2013 for their big screen Lone Ranger, which stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, with Armie Hammer as the title character. The pic tells the tale of Native American shape-shifters that turn into Lycanthropes.
Wondering when you’ll be able to see Paco Plaza’s [REC] 3 Genesis? Directed by Plaza, and produced by franchise co-creator Julio Fernandez, Filmax will open in Spain March 30, 2012.
The film, written by Luis Berdejo, stars Leticia Dolera and Diego Martin. The success of the first two films (in theaters together raised over 35 million worldwide) have made [REC] 3 Genesis one of the most anticipated horror films inside and outside our borders.
But the new gets even better! This Friday, September 16, Filmax will unveil the teaser trailer that will disseminate through social networks of the film. Keep posted on the official website, Facebook and @RecFilmax.