Yesterday we shared the official theatrical trailer for The Day, which features the star-studded cast of Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, Mother’s Day, X-Men), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (The Divide), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (ABC’s “Lost”, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call, A Knight’s Tale). Now, we’ve landed the first 5 hi-res images from Anchor Bay and WWE Studios’ film hitting theaters August 29.
In the post-apocalyptic thriller, “A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand—over a 24 hour period—battling for their ultimate survival.” READ MORE
I didn’t succumb to getting Dragon’s Dogma so I could get my hands on the Resident Evil 6 demo. Do I regret it? You’re fucking right I do. But I’m glad I didn’t, so I can be all fresh and virginy for the games actual release. A new mash up trailer including some awesomeness from all 3 of the campaigns you can check out below. Resident Evil 6 comes out October 2nd on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
Fox Searchlight has locked down a March 1, 2013 release for Park Chan-wook’s english-language debut, Stoker, his vampire tale penned by Ted Foulke (aka Wentworth Miller).
Miller also stars alongside Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney.
“After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.”
This is the first in a planned trilogy. Park Chan-wook is the Korean master of genre cinema having directed Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengenace and Lady Vengeance, along with Thirst and JSA.
The parking lot kill. Ah, one of the most cliche moments in a horror film. Writer and director Stephen Vitale pokes fun at our genre in this Funny or Die short film entitled Structure Kill. Genevieve Farrell, Jake Nordwind, Ali Kendall and Stephen Vitale all star. 99% called this gem funny, which makes me wonder who that evil, evil 1% is?
Showtime took to Ballroom 20 this past Thursday night to promote the upcoming seventh season of “Dexter.” They actually covered a variety of interesting topics. How much does Deb know? What’s the best “Dexter” kill of all time? What advice would Season 1 Dexter give Season 7 Dexter? Who is Yvonne Strahovski playing? How many YouTube embeds can Showtime upload at once?
For those yet to be aquatinted with the show, it follows likeable Miami police forensics expert named Dexter (Michael C. Hall) moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Head inside for what actually might be too many videos to handle! READ MORE
Premiering this fall (September 17 to be exact) is NBC’s new genre drama “Revolution”, which made a big splash at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. Now we have footage and interviews from their panel (although it skips over footage from the show itself).
“What would you do without it all? In “Revolution”, an epic adventure thriller from “Supernatural”’s Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic landscape of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters where every single piece of technology — phones, computers, cars, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”
“Revolution” stars Billy Burke (Twilight films), Tracy Spiridakos (“Being Human”), Anna Lise Phillips (Animal Kingdom), Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer), Graham Rogers (“Memphis Beat”), J.D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad), David Lyons (“The Cape”), Maria Howell (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Tim Guinee (Iron Man films) and is executive produced by Kripke, J.J. Abrams (“Fringe”) and Bryan Burk (“Fringe”).
“Revolution” will air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC this fall. Head inside for the footage. READ MORE
Sean Byrne’s Aussie thriller The Loved Ones (reviewed here) was released by Paramount Insurge in limited theaters on June 1st. The release didn’t go down all that well – with a last minute switch to DCP over film along with the issuing of a cut censored for the MPAA. Thankfully, the unedited director’s cut will be available on DVD, VOD and digital download on September 11th along with special features that include Cast and Crew interviews (no word on a commentary yet).
Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson and Victoria Thaine, “Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king — whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes…”
There’s a new trailer (via TwitchFilm) for director Jason Banker‘s upcoming Fantasia Fest selection, Toad Road. It’s way too early to call for sure, but it looks to have a flat, mushy mumblecore aesthetic that I don’t know if I can buy into.
“Inspired by an urban legend, ‘Toad Road’ is an intimate meditation on lost youth evocative of Gus Van Sant (with a racy touch of Larry Clark) and a radical deconstruction of genre cinema, a devastating and brilliant object of contemplation and dread, and a journey down unexpected paths.”
Head inside to check out the teaser. Toad Road premieres July 26th at Fantasia Fest. READ MORE
Walker Pictures and Nishimura Eizo’s Dead Sushi, the latest horror/comedy from acclaimed Japanese director Noboru Iguchi, will World Premiere at Montreal’s prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival on July 22nd, followed shortly thereafter by its Asian Premiere at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan). Iguchi, best-known for his high-octane 2008 action/comedy The Machine Girl, has become an international sensation with jaw-dropping, boundary-pushing films such as RoboGeisha, Karate-Robo Zaborgar, and Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.
I recently caught up with Iguchi over email and we talked about his inspiration for the film, its “brutal yet delicious” look and his segment in the upcoming ABC’s Of Death anthology.
The film, which stars 21-year-old martial arts prodigy Rina Takeda, “tells the tale of Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, who runs away from home when his kung fu-like regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests, including the employees of a pharmaceutical firm there on a work vacation. But little do they know that a disgruntled former researcher has also come to the inn with a plan for revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of ordinary sushi, turning it into bloodthirsty monsters! Keiko must use both her sushi training and her martial arts skills to save the others and defeat the flying killers.”
Per that site, “Wiress’ eccentricity earns her the nickname “Nuts” from fellow tributes. Though she doesn’t communicate traditionally, her observations and contributions prove invaluable.”
Plummer joins new cast members Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jena Malone. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, and Woody Harrelson will return in their roles. The studio signed Francis Lawrence to direct Catching Fire in early May. Lionsgate is planning to shoot the movie starting in the fall for a November 22, 2013 release date.
Suzanne Collins’ “Catching Fire” story features a special edition of the Hunger Games every quarter-century in which tributes are “reaped” from the victors of past games. Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is crafting the “Fire” script.
Hot off the heels of their latest 7″, Making Moves (iTunes/Interpunk), Brick + Mortar have released a video for their song “Bangs”. The video, which you can watch below, shows the duo getting the beating of their lives after messing with the wrong guy. It is also based upon Asraf’s father and his illegal ways (check out this interview on Vice to learn more about that).
Asraf further explains, “”Bangs” is my anthem. It’s an anthem for everyone who ever tried and for all those thinking of giving up. It’s simply saying don’t. Don’t give up, f*ck fate, f*ck life, f*ck it all, if “it” tries to make you give up. Follow your dreams and be militant about it. But this music video is more that just an homage to “Blow”, “Snatch”, and my father. This video was not paid for by a huge record company our some lame brand trying to earn cool points. It was made a crew of 20 people who all volunteered their because they believe in Brick + Mortar. So I feel like this video deserves your attention.”
On top of showing you this awesome and very bloody video, Bloody-Disgusting scored Asraf’s Top 10 Most Vicious Beatings in movie scenes. Check out this list below (WARNING: There be spoilers ahead) and weigh in with your favorites in the comments! READ MORE
With San Diego Comic-Con behind us, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year for comic book fans. You may want to consider buying your tickets for next year’s Con, they sell out quicker than Lebron James. In the meantime, this hot week in July ushers in the second issue of Mars Attacks, a brand new storyline in Hellblazer, plus the highly anticipated Creepy Presents: Richard Corben collected edition.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
Season 2 of FX’s “American Horror Story“ begins production this week, but it looks like they are still adding folks to the asylum.
Former “All My Children” star Mark Consuelos (pictured below) is joining “AHS” as a patient named Spivey.
Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe — who in Season 1 played Constance, Chad, Tate, psychic Billie Dean and doctor’s wife Nora — are all set to return but as different characters. New cast members include Chloe Sevigny, Adam Levine, Lizzie Brochere, Joseph Fiennes and James Cromwell.
Bradley Buecker will be returning to the series and will direct both episodes 201 and 202. Tim Minear scripted the season premiere, while Final Destination, Black Christmas and “X-Files”‘ James Wong takes on episode 202.
The new season takes place in a 1960′s mental hospital, said show creator Ryan Murphy back in May. READ MORE
Screen Daily reports that Bong Joon-ho (The Host) has wrapped shooting what looks to be Korea’s most expensive film to date, Snow Piercer. According to investor/distributor CJ E&M, the shoot wrapped over the weekend in Prague and Bong will finish post-production in Korea. They aim to release the sci-fi thriller next year, although specific dates are still in the works. Budgeted at roughly $39.2m (KW45bn), Snow Piercer will be Korea’s most expensive film by far. Kang Je-gyu’s war movie My Way currently holds the record with a $24.5m (KW28bn) budget. Based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” the film is about the microcosm of human society surviving on a train that goes around in a snow-covered, post-apocalyptic world. The film was shot entirely on location in the Czech Republic, except for a day’s shoot in Austria for some scenery. Park Chan-wook is producing with his company Moho Film. Snow Piercer features a multi-national cast with Captain America star Chris Evans in the lead. He is joined by Song Kang-ho, who previously worked with Bong on The Host, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell and Ewen Bremner.
German sales outfit Raspberry & Cream has picked up Asian horror title Remington And The Curse of the Zombadings, a gay zombie film from the Philippines, says THR. Raspberry & Cream will handle world-wide sales on the title, a low-brow comedy about the homophobic Remington who is cast under a spell and becomes gay himself. The film has proved a box office hit on its home turf, earning close to $1 million with 250,000 admissions, making it one of the most successful indie features ever in the Philippines. Director Jade Castro also produced Remington through the Manila-based writer/producer collectives ufo Pictures and Orgin8 Media. Star Mart Escudero won the Golden Screen Award, the Pilipino equivalent of the Oscar, for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance.
Lastly, below we’ve added a second clip from Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake, in theaters August 3, that pits Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in a shootout against Kate Beckinsale and her Imperial troopers (seriously, does it not look like a scene out of Star Wars?) READ MORE
The promising looking Swedish thriller Dark Water (Mörkt Vatten) opened in that country early last month. Now, Yellow Affair has acquired sales rights to that film, directed by Rafael Edholm. It stars Helena af Sandeberg, Sverrir Gudnason and Andrzej Chyra. Hopefully this means they’ll be able to drop it into the US (among other territories).
“Never mix business with pleasure. Daniel is an ambitious real estate agent on the verge of landing partnership in the firm. He is also having an affair with the lovely Marie, the boss’s wife. Together they take the liberty of spending a passionate weekend together in an extravagant designer country house out in the Stockholm archipelago – a house he is to sell on Monday. Everything is going well until George the handyman turns up. George, clearly a tortured soul, has a judgmental streak. When he sees what’s going on he begins to test and administer his own sense of justice. And once he starts, there’s no turning back. George, the handyman, knows how to finish every job.”
Something overlooked by every single major website was Open Road’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con poster for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the highly anticipated sequel to 2006′s film Silent Hill. BD reader Blood-Sicles tipped us off to SilentHillHistoricalSociety who grabbed one and shared the following photo. Could this be Malcolm McDowell stitched up face?
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be released wide October 26, 2012 in time for Halloween.
Directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch), original cast members Sean Bean (HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, 88 minutes, The Samaritan) and Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire, The Crazies, upcoming The Frozen Ground) return in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, starring along with rising stars Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins, upcoming The Great Gatsby, No One Lives) and Kit Harington (HBO’s Game Of Thrones) as well as Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Disturbia, NBC’s Chuck) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist).
In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever. READ MORE
If there’s one company you want in charge of the reissue of a classic film like Rosemary’s Baby, it’s Criterion. Their transfers are stunning and their attention to detail regarding supplemental features is rarely matched. So it’s great news for Polanksi and horror films alike that they’re bringing that film to DVD and Blu-ray on October 30th – just in time for Halloween.
In the film, “A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.”
Full box art (front and back) and special features are inside. READ MORE
Cinipix and Quincy Pictures have unveiled casting additions to horror project Raze, starring Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols.
Variety adds that the cast includes Tracie Thoms (Death Proof), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Sherilyn Fenn, Rebecca Marshall (Saw 3D), Bruce Thomas (Hall Pass), Tara Macken (The Hunger Games), Adrienne Wilkinson and Nicole Steinwedell (The Unit).
Shooting recently wrapped on Raze, directed by Josh C. Waller from a script by Robert Beaucage and shot in 4K in Los Angeles.
Raze focuses on two abducted women and 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands, all for the sadistic enjoyment of an elite, voyeuristic society that follows one rule — Fight or die.
It is now official that, this fall, the demented multiverse of the popular horror video game and motion picture franchise, Silent Hill, will come to life in a haunted maze at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events.
This is not a game. This is not a movie. This is real. And guests will be tormented by horrifying creatures from an alternate dimension, including the iconic deformed nurses and the executioner.
Konami’s ground-breaking “Silent Hill” series is heralded for its psychologically-charged, horrific plot, which is centered around the disturbing, ash-covered town of Silent Hill – a place where reality gives way to other dimensions. In this demonic world the physical laws of nature no longer apply and nightmarish monsters abound. Characters try to escape back to the safety of reality but constant brutal attacks by disjointed, knife-wielding beings make survival seem impossible.
Inside you’ll find the entire press release along with some concept art posters Universal shared with us! SO. EXCITED.
Fox has just added the San Diego Comic-Con trailer for the 5th and final season of “Fringe”! The show will premiere Friday, September 28 at 9/8c.
The series, created by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, is a procedural thriller that follows the Fringe Team as they explore mysterious occurrences linked between parallel universes, doppelgängers and unimaginable threats.
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and Lance Reddick star in the television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.