“In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire…”
Opening April 4, 2014 from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing is Jinn, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad.
Thanks to Bloody reader ‘Avery’, below we have the film’s 4k trailer for Jinn, which involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the Jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology. READ MORE
A bit under the radar You’re Next and The Guest producers, Snoot, has yet another genre film premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this past weekend.
Evan Dickson caught Riley Stearns’ thriller Faults, about a girl under the grip of a mysterious cult. It stars Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Lance Reddick, Jon Gries, Leonard Earl Howze, and Beth Grant.
He explains in his review that “Faults is a modern cult thriller cut from a slightly different cloth than contemporaries like Martha Marcy May Marlene and Sound Of My Voice.”
“So much of what transpires is relatable and familiar that it’s ultimately terrifying,” he continues, “The film understands that catharsis, release and emancipation – freedom of will – are harder to come by than most people realize.”
Click above for the entire review. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting fan out of Bulgaria, Sofia I., has shared with us an exclusive look at the now-filming Wrong Turn 6, which we exclusively revealed will be directed by Re-Kill‘s Valeri Milev.
We also revealed the entire cast list, which includes House of Bad‘s Sadie Katz, Killjoy Goes to Hell‘s Aqueela Zoll, Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Raymond Steers, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley and Roxanne Pallett.
Wrong Turn 6 was penned by Frank H.Woodward.
Watch this spot for plot details as they come in. We expect some official word next week as we broke the news Saturday morning. READ MORE
One of the best horror films of the year has a pretty cool foreign one-sheet that reflects something scary…
In theater August 11 from Relativity, check out this crazy poster for Oculus, from director Mike Flanagan.
Bloody Disgusting was one of the first ever to review the film last September out of its TIFF world premiere.
“The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.” READ MORE
I just wanted to drop a quick note here from SXSW to update you guys on a few projects from writer/actor Leigh Whannell. But first – I want to tell you a bit about The Mule. It’s a film that Whannell co-wrote with Angus Sampson (you may remember him as Tucker from Insidious), who co-directed the piece with Tony Mahoney. Whannell and Sampson also star in the film, and their performances are both quite strong (and tonally miles away from their work in the Insidious franchise).
I’ll have a full review of the film up later this week (as well as the full interview from which these quotes were pulled). While the film about a reluctant drug mule isn’t horror – it most certainly requires a strong stomach. It’s funny, disgusting, violent and surprisingly poignant. It goes a lot deeper than you might expect.
So the deal here is… you guys are only allowed to read this update below if you promise to come back later for the full interview about The Mule (and read my review). Got it? It’s tit for tat don’t let me down guys. READ MORE
Late Phases premiered to two completely sold out houses a couple days back here at SXSW. The movie is an effective throwback to 80′s monster films that possesses a strong sense of fun along with a surprising amount of pathos. It’s actually pretty ballsy in a few ways – the werewolves are all practical creatures with real actors in those suits (the complete opposite of the CGI Twilight wolves people are used to). It’s also unusual to see a modern horror film address the topic of aging like this one does. In addition to those killer practical werewolf effects and effective themes, the film (penned by Eric Stolze) from director Here Comes the Devil director Adrian Garcia Bogliano features a great performance from Nick Damici (Stake Land).
In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…”
I recently sat down with Damici and Bogliano for a super quick chat about the film. Head below for some highlights! READ MORE
The seventh film in the After Dark Originals 2 series brings home the twisted tale, Mischief Night, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand May 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Starring Brooke Anne Smith (MTV’s “Awkward”), Marc Valera (TV’s “Melrose Place”) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween, A Clockwork Orange), Mischief Night follows the unexpected relationship between a predator and his prey the night before All Hallows Eve.
“On the night before Halloween, young Kaylie is at work babysitting when she’s warned by a local night watchman not to answer the door, because nothing good can happen on Mischief Night. Soon, Kaylie realizes someone is stalking her, but on the night before Halloween, nothing is as it seems. They say “Danger is on the other side of the door.” But they never said which side of the door you’re on.” READ MORE
In this new pic from Warner Bros.’ Godzilla, star Bryan Cranston looks at a family photo and is either feeling emotional, or catches something shocking in the background of it…
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.
In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting has a new clip from Mark Harley’s Patrick: Evil Awakens (review), checking into limited theaters and on VOD platforms this Friday, March 14 via Phase 4
You’re Next‘s Sharni Vinson is featured in the clip in which she’s convinced Patrick can hear her. The doctor on the other hand, says the only thing he registers are “farts”. LULZ.
A remake of Richard Franklin’s 1978 horror pic, “When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.” READ MORE
Or maybe you did?
The peeps over at Wish.co.uk made for us a pretty fun infographic that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the Dawn of the Dead remake!
Originally released on March 19, 2004, the Zack Snyder-directed cult hit film is an adaptation of George A. Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead from 1978.
The following infographic, “18 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dawn of the Dead,” is filled with trivia and Dawn of the Dead stats. READ MORE
Too scared to pee?
You’ve got to see this absolutely hysterical clip from Housebound, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last night. The footage reminds me of a joke in Austin Powers, only fear keeps this unfortunate soul from relieving themselves! READ MORE
Playing as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative film selections is Summer of Blood, directed and written by Onur Tukel.
Set to World Premiere, “Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this loveable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing…blood.”
Onur Tukel also stars in this dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity. READ MORE
Here’s a new PSA for safe sex…
Not only do we have some seriously badass images from Night of Something Strange, we also have the indie film’s first ever trailer!
From Duke Studios, director Jonathan Straiton and producer Ron Bon, “Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to a creepy motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.”
Rebecca C. Kasek, Trey Harrison, Wayne W Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, and Michael Merchant star.
READ ON and prepare to be impressed. READ MORE
“Killer Legends” is Chiller TV’s latest special, airing this coming Sunday, March 16th.
Bloody Disgusting now has three clips from the special, hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey), and exploring true crime stories behind popular urban legends. READ MORE
Easily one of the most anticipated action films is years is Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berandal, which Ryan Daley raved about out of the Sundance Film Festival.
Rarely shared before a film’s release, check out a lengthy 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for the action epic opening here in the States on March 28. That’s like getting the Blu-ray extra features before the pic is even in theaters!! READ MORE
Airing back-to-back on A&E Monday nights are both “Bates Motel” and “Those Who Kill”, who popular genre series.
I was one of the sympathizers of the first season of “Bates,” but after two absolutely dreadful episodes here in the second season, I’m about ready to tap out. Last night’s episode was dreadful. With the introduction of a new family member, I can only hope next week’s Episode 2.03, “Caleb”, restores my faith. In it, “Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma’s memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.” READ MORE
One of the biggest changes to modern television is that protagonists are no longer perfect – in fact, most of them carry one major affliction that helps the audience sympathize with them.
This is why DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” lead, Constantine, was ahead of his time. The dude smoked like a chimney, almost to a fault. Ironically, while modern television loves a character who has serial mental issues or past drug addictions, they frown upon characters who smoke – especially on a network. Go figure. While I’m wholly against cigarettes, if it’s a character’s trait to smoke, so be it… READ MORE
The gangs all here to take a look back at a George A. Romero film you all may not remember (or have ever seen), the 2000 American-French thriller Bruiser!
We also pay our respects towards two of the greatest guys to hit the film industry, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis. And as always we have a slew of Blu-Ray reviews to go through including the “Eye Catching” Dario Argento’s Dracula 3-D! This is an episode you do NOT want to miss.
Make sure to subscribe to Bloody-Disgusting Radio via iTunes. READ MORE
Part of this years Tribeca Film Festival line up is Till Kleinert’s German horror Der Samurai.
While we already shared one pic, we have a really bloody new still that we’re excited to debut.
“A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke of his sword. Dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress.”
The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City. READ MORE
Even though horror author Anne Rice had dubbed the “Vampire Chronicles” over back in 2008, she’s secretly been writing the “big” official sequel to her 1988 “Queen of the Damned,” “Prince Lestat.”
The 11th installment will be arriving on bookshelves October 28, she revealed on the podcast The Dinner Party with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn.
Co-hosted by Rice’s son, she told explained “I am at last able to announce my up-and-coming new novel. The title is ‘Prince Lestat,’ and it is a big ‘Vampire Chronicle.’ ” READ MORE
Set for release on May 9 is Image Entertaiment’s crime thriller Devil’s Knot, which now has an official trailer.
Devil’s Knot, about the West Memphis Three killings, stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The film, which received mostly mixed reviews at Toronto, is based on Mara Leveritt’s book “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three.”
“Devil’s Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. – two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three – Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin – riled the American justice system, shocked a tightly knit religious town and outraged the nation.” READ MORE
Yahoo! unveiled this absolutely incredible Mondo poster for the SXSW premiere of the newly restored Gojira, the first ever Godzilla film from 1954.
Austin-based design studio Mondo commissioned an exclusive poster for the new big-screen version coming this summer. Designed by Phantom City Creative, it shows the big beastie literally rising out of the smoke of a smoldering city.
Explains the site, the design of the new “Godzilla” is directly inspired by the classic look of the creature from the 1954 original movie.
Gareth Edwards, the director of the new version, will be hosting a screening of the classic monster movie at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin. The screening of the restored original Japanese version with 40 minutes not seen in the American edit is on Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 9:30pm, and attendees will receive a copy of the limited-edition poster. READ MORE
Hot off her role as Woody Harrelson’s daughter in HBO’s epic “True Detective,” and soon to be seen in Ouija, Erin Moriarty has now landed the lead role in New Line’s Crawlspace, per Variety.
“The story follows a relocated family who moves into a new home where the previous inhabitants mysteriously were killed by a murderer living in the walls.”
Phil Claydon will direct with The Conjuring’s Peter Safran producing along with Rick Alvarez.
Gary Dauberman penned the script. Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada will oversee for New Line.
I finally got to sit down and enjoy the finale of HBO’s inaugural season of “True Detective”, which started off like a classic genre film and ending with a burst of terror. While this season wasn’t horror per se, it definitely touched upon something larger. Taking cues from “American Horror Story”, the show is an anthology telling a new story with fresh characters each season, thus leaving us all asking “what’s next?”
During an interview with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, HitFix inquired about the direction next season will take. READ MORE