Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires

Acts of Violence

A horror comedy about a doctor seeking to avenge an attack on his wife.

At the Mountains of Madness 3D

Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature.

ALTERNATE: Universal Pictures’ H.P. Lovecraft adaptation that tells the story of geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Dyer, discovered fantastic and horrific ruins (including strange fossils of unheard-of creatures and carved stones tens of millions of years old) and a dangerous secret of the City of the Old Ones that lay beyond a range of mountains taller than the Himalayas.

Gatekeeper

Meisenheimer also penned the script, in which a simple mistake leaves three friends to defend their town from a zombie outbreak.

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[BD Review] '13 Sins' Offers a Wickedly Fun Take on a Familiar Premise

Many moons ago, the Weinstein company purchased the rights to the 2006 Thai horror film 13: Game of Death with the intention of making an English-language remake. Now it’s eight year later and 13 Sins is finally here. I’ve never seen the original, so I can’t comment on whether the Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) directed remake was worth the wait or not. I did have a really good time with it though and besides being tonally uneven at times, 13 Sins is a darkly comedic, macabre little morality tale. READ MORE

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The story follows an indebted man who gets a mysterious phone call telling him he’s on a hidden camera game show while also offering him a fortune if he completes thirteen tasks. The man accepts the challenge but is soon over his head as each task is more horrifying than the last. The thriller is the English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death.

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[SXSW '14] All '13 Sins' Have A Price In This Sick Game (Trailer)

Who’s pulling the strings?

The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm is back with another round of terror, this time with 13 Sins, set to premiere at this weekend’s SXSW Film Festival.

The story follows an indebted man who gets a mysterious phone call telling him he’s on a hidden camera game show while also offering him a fortune if he completes thirteen tasks. The man accepts the challenge but is soon over his head as each task is more horrifying than the last.

The trailer kicks it into overdrive as we watch sin after sin after sin delivered in various fashion. How much money would it take for you to sell your soul?

Starring Ron Perlman, Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Tom Bower and Devon Graye, the thriller is the English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death. READ MORE

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[SXSW '14] '13 Sins' Poster Pulls Your Strings

Dimension’s Angry Little Gods has gone under a title change.

The film will be World Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival this March as 13 Sins, and now there’s a poster to prove it. Who is pulling the strings?

The story follows an indebted man who gets a mysterious phone call telling him he’s on a hidden camera game show while also offering him a fortune if he completes thirteen tasks. The man accepts the challenge but is soon over his head as each task is more horrifying than the last.

Directed by The Last Exorcism‘s Daniel Stamm, and starring Ron Perlman, Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Tom Bower and Devon Graye, the thriller is the English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death. READ MORE

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Crave

A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies.

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Full Specs and Art For Jam-Packed 'Pacific Rim' Release

On October 15 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (review) on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Blu-ray Combo Pack (2D Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and a Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Gift Pack, says DVD Active.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

All versions are set to include the following extras: READ MORE

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Blu-ray and Special Edition Packaging for 'Pacific Rim'

Because everyone still wants to talk about Pacific Rim (review), here’s the Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition packaging for Guillermo del Toro’s film, which surpassed $400M worldwide this weekend.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Specs forthcoming. READ MORE

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'Pacific Rim' Sequel Likely, Thanks To Monstrous Opening In China!

Earlier this week rumor spread like wildfire that a Pacific Rim sequel was hinging on the film’s success in China.

Director Guillermo del Toro is partying like a rock star tonight as Deadline is reporting that the 3D sci-fi actioner’s Wednesday opening in China to a record-breaking $9M. That’s a new high for any Warner Bros release and 23% bigger than for any Harry Potter film. Pacific Rim grossed a huge 70% of market share there. This is after the pic broke through to become the #1 film internationally on July 19-21 as it rolled out into less than half the global territories.

Besides China, Pacific Rim today released in Spain and Japan, and August 9th in Brazil.

The result is that screenwriter Travis Beacham (who had the idea for the film) and co-scribe/director Guillermo del Toro’s film based on Legendary’s homegrown comic book will likely have a sequel.

No one is yet saying this movie is going to turn a profit due to the high cost of its Industrial Light & Magic CGI which sent the budget to $180M-$220M. Unfortunately, U.S. theatrical sales are not expected to exceed $100M all in so overseas coin was crucial. But international was always a big part of Pacific Rim‘s strategy in a crowded summer marketplace. After Sunday the pic’s foreign cume is $140M from 52 territories and its worldwide total is $224M. READ MORE

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[Random Cool] 'Pacific Rim' Gets Japanese 'Godzilla'-Style Trailer!

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is about to get released in Japan, so YouTuber “honda brigit” created a flippin’ cool fan-made trailer that gives homage to classic Toho features.

Toho is a Japanese distributor/production company best known for releasing giant monster movies like Godzilla. The below trailer is presented in the same old-school Toho fashion, and deserves some serious love via the Web.

Read our Pacific Rim review here. READ MORE

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Pacific Rim

Set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

[BD Review] 'Pacific Rim' Is A Magnificent Summer Spectacle!

Gigantic monsters were pummeling massive robots into skyscrapers, and all I could think about was the smallest sequence in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Midway through the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster, a cheap hallway stage becomes the centerpiece of a brutal fistfight between Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and rival Chuck Hansen (Robert Kazinsky). It’s confusing to me that the best scene – in a film filled with miraculously epic battles – is one that could have been shot in a garage. It’s also one of the main reasons I have trouble getting behind the wildly overenthusiastic critic mob scene. While Pacific Rim clearly needs and deserves our support (it’s a pretty awesome movie), it’s also important not to ignore the film’s flaws. Flaws that have been littering (more like destroying) Hollywood in recent years.

Pacific Rim takes place on the brink of the apocalypse as giant monsters, known as Kaiju, are randomly appearing through an underwater portal to Earth. The humans’ attempts to destroy said portal are futile, and thus the Jaeger program is initiated. Jaegers are giant man-made robots that are operated by two human pilots. The mental link (known as a neural handshake) to the robot is so overwhelming that it takes two minds (half a brain from each pilot) to operate. In an early moment, Becket loses his brother in battle and retires to build city walls to stop Kaiju penetration. Flash forward a few years; in a bleak last-ditch effort to save mankind, Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) recruits Becket to help aid a team to close the portal forever.

In terms of the screenplay, the neural handshake is underused as a way of the characters battling their personal demons, but also utilized as a serviceable device to let Dr. Newton Geiszler (played by the tremendous Charlie Day, who delivers a hilarious performance in the vein of Bobcat Goldthwait and Rick Moranis) learn what the Kaiju’s master plan is. It’s also worth noting that, no matter what anyone else says, I think the majority of the characters are bland and underdeveloped; the Russian team is straight-faced and angry, the Asian triplets play basketball (seriously), and the American is noble, ethical, strong-willed, and unpredictable. I dare you to compare the foreign Jaeger pilots in Pacific Rim to the fighters in the 1988 character classic Bloodsport. The problem for me is that, when one of their family or team members perishes in battle, I don’t really care… at all.

With that said, huge props (no pun intended) to del Toro for the death toll. One of the biggest problems with summer blockbusters is that the films never feel like there’s anything at stake, and that there’s any real danger. In Pac Rim, people are being crushed by buildings, eaten by monsters and torn apart in battle. It delivers quite a punch of much-needed realism. It’s also important to note that this summer blockbuster doesn’t feel “empty” – part of creating realism is filling rooms and streets with extras so it looks like the real world. The movie (and the earth it depicts) feels refreshingly “lived in,” suggesting a planet whose environment is the ultimate result of our ongoing disregard.

It’s just too bad that the world created here occasionally clashes with del Toro’s overuse of CGI, which makes much of the film (especially the comparatively anticlimactic final battle) feel like a video game. While the CG work has an undeniable weight to it, it would have been nice to see del Toro hark back to movies like Godzilla and Robot Jox with the use of miniatures and physical props – even Steven Spielberg mixed physical dinosaur pieces with his CGI creations in Jurassic Park. By cutting between something real and something digitally created, the brain will assemble the two into one coherent, believable object (this is also a fairly typical trick for horror gags).

I keep thinking about the early 00’s when movies like Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Saw littered theaters – at some point we became desensitized to the violence. I feel the same way with the bloated overuse of CGI in recent years – films like The Avengers, Man of Steel, Transformers and various others end with entire cities being destroyed. It’s slightly unfortunate that Pacific Rim comes after these, as it’s a movie where the destruction makes sense. It’s built on the conceit that these giant robots and monsters would destroy entire cities. The organic way in which this stuff is implemented helps me shake the negative feelings surrounding the dense fight scenes that litter the movie.

Perhaps I’m being hard on the film’s shortcomings because everything else on deck works so well. It’s frustrating to watch a movie that’s so close to being great, so I should really clarify how much I loved most of it. Pacific Rim, beyond its flaws, is truly a gorgeous, stunning and magnificent summer spectacle. It’s balls-to-the-wall batshit crazy – a must-see summer extravaganza that delivers more than what’s promised in the trailers, and will also tickle that childhood nerve that begs to be nurtured.** And while Pacific Rim may get lost in this summer’s sea of overindulgent superhero movies jam-packed with boring-as-shit fight scenes, it’s the one film this season that will become an instant cult classic among cinephiles everywhere.

*One final note that didn’t quite fit in my review, but felt it was pretty important: I really recommend paying for the 3-D experience. While there’s quite a bit of post-conversion, the layers help drive the realism of the giant robots in an all CGI world.

**The Jaeger and Kaiju designs are so unique and cool that I promise some of you are going to buy all of the toys.

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Warners Continues To Push Out 'Pacific Rim' Trailers; Join the Resistance

Reviews are beginning to light up the Web, while Warners begins their final push for Pacific Rim, which opens this Friday in theaters everywhere.

You can join Guillermo del Toro’s resistance in the latest online trailer, which pushes more on the characters of the giant robot vs. monster film.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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Final 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Hopes To Leave You Breathless (Before Skrillexing Your Ass)!

How about just one more trailer for Pacific Rim?

Engage in a neural handshake and then prepare for the drop in the third and final trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s epic, which hopes to leave you breathless. It’s kind of all over the place, which makes me think they’re hoping to appeal to anyone that will listen. I can only hope the reports of poor tracking are off, because I want nothing more than to see this movie kick some ass when it busts into theaters July 12.

Featuring giant man-made robotos, mankind will battle against monsters from another dimension. If that’s not a cool premise, I don’t know what is. I can only hope it’s like Robot Jox, only a billion times better.

Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, Brad William Henke all star in the flick, “set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.READ MORE

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Watch A 'Pacific Rim' Jaeger Smash A Giant Ship Into A Kaiju!

Here’s the clip you’ve been waiting for, one that’s been talking about since the teaser premiered at the previous Comic-Con.

The newest clip from Pacific Rim gets down and dirty when man-made Jaeger robot slams a Kaiju monster with a gigantic ship!

In theaters July 12 from director Guillermo del Toro, the pic is “set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke all star. READ MORE

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Kaiju Monsters Begin To Appear On 'Pacific Rim' Posters

Warner Bros. has shared two new posters for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, featuring both giant robot Gipsy Danger, and Kaiju monster Otachi.

In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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Prepare For Mega Battle In Japanese 'Pacific Rim' Banner

Here’s a new Japanese theatrical banner for Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters vs robot movie 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.

The poster pits one of the film’s Jaegers, created by man to stop the Japanese-named Kaiju monsters.

In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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Spend 12 Minutes Behind The Scenes Of 'Pacific Rim'!

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, is still a few weeks away, but I have a feeling this thing is going to be worth the wait. Speaking of waiting, if you’re hankering for some exposure to the film you could do worse than this behind-the-scenes clip (via Collider)!

In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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'Pacific Rim' Clips Deliver Major Battle, Kaiju Brain!

The weekend is starting off strong with two all new clips from Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters vs robot movie 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.

The first clip, “Elbow Rocket,” shares what is said to be 1% of a full fight sequence, and it’s already beyond mind blowing. The second features Charlie Day, putting on his best Bobcat Goldthwait impression, talking to Ron Perlman about how he needs the brain of one of the film’s giant monsters (a Kaiju).

In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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'Pacific Rim' Video Featurette Explains How We're "Under Attack"

In theaters July 12, Guillermo del Toro and his cast – including Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff and Brad William Henke – talk about Pacific Rim, the giant monster vs. robot movie arriving from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The featurette, “Under Attack,” gets into the plot layers and how the humans respond to the attack of giant monsters.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE

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First 'Pacific Rim' Clip Teaches One Lesson: NEVER Touch Idris Elba

I wouldn’t put my hands on Idris Elba just from his performance as “Stringer” Bell in “The Wire”.

Here, Charlie Hunnam plays Raleigh Becket in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12, and has a touchy conversation with commanding officer Stacker Pentecost, played by Idris Elba. The lesson is double-fold… don’t ever put your hands on your commanding officer.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.READ MORE