No announcement yet.

The Horror

This is a sticky topic.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #91

    The American Horror Story Season 4 Title Is...

    American Horror Story 's next season is going to be Freaky!

    On Monday morning, co-creator, executive producer and keeper of all the secrets, Ryan Murphy, revealed via Twitter what the official subtitle of AHS 's fourth season will be. After much speculation and debate, E! News confirms that the new official headline for the FX thriller is… American Horror Story: Freak Show!

    Previous reports suggested that the upcoming season's subtitle would be "Carnival" after writer Douglas Petrie prematurely spilled the beans in a Nerdist podcast . But before all you clown-haters breathe a sigh of relieve, be warned that we could definitely still be seeing those terrifying pranksters in a side-show later this year.

    With a theme like Freak Show the possibilities for horrifying and cringe-worthy episodes are endless. However, once again, the details of AHS 's new season are being kept very hush-hush, but here's everything that we know so far:

    We know Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson are involved in the new season, but that's about it. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy previously teased to The Hollywood Reporter that Lange "has always wanted to play a Marlene Dietrich figure, and now she gets to." No doubt, Lange's character portrayal will be flawless, as per usual.

    Murphy also divulged to Entertainment Weekly that the next season would feature a 1950s setting and lots of different accents. "If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there's some more clues in that year. It's a period piece," Murphy told EW. "We try and do the opposite of what we've done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I'm very excited!"

    American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to premiere this October on FX.


    • #92

      TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL Sequel in Development

      Most instances of horror and comedy meshing as film genres come about when a horror movie is so campy, it’s laughable. Check most releases from The Asylum, for example. However, every once in awhile, there’s a Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil that pull off comedic horror in a non-ironic, very enjoyable way.

      That’s why it’s great to hear Tucker & Dale vs. Evil‘s Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are developing a sequel. While at the HorrorHound weekend convention, Tudyk and Labine announced that work is underway on a follow-up, despite initial reports that there wasn’t going to be one.

      Let’s hope it won’t be too long before there’s more hilarious mistaken-identity chainsaw-ridden carnage on the way from Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2.


      • #93

        Tall Men and Silver Balls: the First PHANTASM V Teaser

        It’s been 16 years since the alien and necrotic Tall Man darkened cinema’s doorways with his arched eyebrow and persistent bellows of “Booooooooy!” But you can’t keep a good horror monster man down, and neither, it seems, can you keep a filmmaker from revisiting his most famous creation. Yes, friend, it’s finally happened: Phantasm V: Ravager is on its way, and below is the very first teaser for the long-awaited(?) fifth installment in the popular offbeat franchise. Have a gander!

        Details on the film are pretty sketchy at the moment (the film’s not even listed on IMDb), but it appears from the movie’s official website that writer-director Don Coscarelli is back at the helm of the film series that began 35 years ago and will reunite the stars of the original, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, and of course Angus Scrimm as the immortal Tall Man. It looks to be a lot Grindhouseier than the last several, which suits us just fine, seeing as everyone in the movie is not as spry as they used to be.

        Coscarelli, you may also remember, directed Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies at the End, two of the best cult horror films of the last decade, so we’re pretty confident this could be something cool.


        • #94

          EXCLUSIVE: Go Behind the Scenes of Action Horror Film AFFLICTED

          Nerdist has an exclusive first look at the behind-the-scenes featurette for the acclaimed new action horror film Afflicted. The film, written, directed and starring Derek Lee and Cliff Prowse, cleaned up on the festival circuit last year winning Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest as well as Best Canadian First Feature Film at Toronto International Film Festival.

          Shot on a budget of under $300,000, Afflicted had big ambitions, as Prowse mentions in the video, saying, “We knew we wanted to do something cool, it was going to be genre and it was going to be for an amount of money that we could raise ourselves.“ From the looks of the footage, visually, the film succeeds. The running gag is awesome and the practical body horror effects look disgusting in all the best ways.

          Have a look at the exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for Afflicted below! The film is in select theaters now and is available on iTunes, Amazon and VOD.


          • #95

            Netflix Original Series HEMLOCK GROVE Releases Season 2 Premiere Date, Teaser

            Netflix has announced the premiere date for Season 2 of its Emmy nominated genre show Hemlock Grove, and it’s Friday, July 11. Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel, Hemlock Grove is the story of the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron).

            Season 2 continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Famke Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir (read: vampire) birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Madeleine Martin).

            “I cannot wait for fans to see what’s in store for season two – it is going to blow away all expectations,” said Executive Producer Eli Roth. “Netflix has been an incredible partner, and whenever we wanted to take the story in a dangerous direction, they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place. We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”


            • #96
              True Blood Clip Tease


              • #97

                FRIDAY THE 13th Television Series On Its Way

                Beloved hockey-masked mass murderer Jason Voorhees isn’t just coming back in a big screen reboot (or, as I prefer to call it, Friday the 13th Part 13), but it looks like he’ll be hacking and slashing his way through Camp Crystal Lake on a new weekly television series version of Friday the 13th. Deadline broke the story that Crystal Lake Entertainment have made a deal to create a new hour long drama series based upon the characters and settings of the classic Friday The 13th franchise. Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the original 1980 movie, will come on board as executive producer, and in a statement said “Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide.”

                Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) are writing the script, which is said to “re-imagine Jason in multiple time periods,” although the original Deadline article also states that the show’s setting will be contemporary, “focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed.” So, modern day with lots of Lost-style flashbacks? Of the great horror franchises of the eighties like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser, Friday had maybe the thinnest of storylines, so I’d say the writers have their work cut out for them.

                This isn’t the first time there’s been a show called Friday the 13th; back in the late eighties, Paramount (who holds the license) created a syndicated series also called Friday the 13th, which ran for three seasons from 1987-1990. The show had nothing to do whatsoever with the movie series, and focused on supernatural shenanigans and never once mentioned Jason Voorhees or Camp Crystal Lake. The excessive gory violence of the movie series could in no way have made it past television censors at the time. But we live in the Walking Dead era, where brutal killings of all sorts happen on a weekly basis on basic cable. The other appeal of the Friday movies was, of course, the excessive nudity, which is still a no-no on basic cable, so it remains to be seen how they’ll get around that little problem.


                • #98
                  Constantine NBC Official Trailer


                  • #99

                    H.R. Giger 1940 - 2014
                    Alien designer dies aged 74

                    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who contributed design work to one of the most iconic creatures in cinema history for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, has died at the age of 74.

                    Giger is best known for his biomechanical horror work, inspired, he said, by night terrors. Born in Switzerland in 1940, his father initially encouraged him to become a pharmacist, worrying that art was a “breadless profession.” But Giger was dedicated to design, and moved to Zurich in 1962 to study architecture and industrial design, where he developed his technique. After a period working as an interior designer, he switched to art full time, working on small ink drawings before moving to oil paintings and then to airbrushed work which owes a debt to Lovecraft and Giger’s friendship with Salvador Dali. Early books of his paintings bear the Lovecraft influence out, named for the Necronomicon.

                    But it was Necronom IV that would lead to his most famous design – that, and a fateful meeting with Alien co-writer Dan O’Bannon, who prior to his work with Ridley Scott had been hired to help Alejandro Jodorowsky on his adaptation of Dune. While that never came to pass, O’Bannon was struck by Giger’s design plans for Dune, and recommended him to Scott for Alien. Despite Fox executives’ worries that his work would be too disturbing for audiences, Scott was sold and hired Carlo Rambaldi to bring Giger’s vision to life. The result scored the effects team an Oscar and is forever etched on to our minds.

                    In addition to that memorable collaboration, Giger has gone on to become one of the most influential artists in the world. He’s also directed several films, including Swiss Made, Tagtarum, and Giger’s Necronomicon. His fingerprints can be found on the likes of Species and Poltergeist II: The Other Side. He’s also contributed designs for a wealth of albums and other projects.

                    He died on Monday afternoon in hospital from injuries sustained in a fall. Our thoughts are with his wife, Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, who runs the museum dedicated to his work.


                    • V/H/S VIRAL (VHS-3) - Official Trailer


                      • The Strain trailer




                          'Penny Dreadful' gets renewed for bigger season 2

                          Showtime is ordering a second season of Penny Dreadful. The Victorian-era horror thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green has been picked up for another round. The premium network is committing to 10 more episodes from writer-producer John Logan, an increase on the first season’s 8-episode order.

                          “The goal here was to see if we could do a genre show a horror show but with all the sophistication and depth of a Showtime show and John Logan ended up being the person to do it,” Showtime president David Nevins tells EW. “It’s been well reviewed by mainstream critics, it’s giving us a Comic-Con-appeal show. It’s a whole new world as imagined by Logan.”

                          Nevins says the rest of the first season will involve a continued expansion of the world of the show and a deeper exploration of the current characters. “It just gets richer deeper and more complicated with the characters,” he says. “We’re only four episodes in and you’re only just getting a taste of what’s to come.” The first season will also provide closure to the current main story arc, involving the search for Sir Malcolm’s (Dalton’s) lost daughter.

                          Penny Dreadful has averaged 4.8 million viewers across all Showtime platforms since the show’s launch, with Penny ranking as the network’s most-watched new show ever On Demand. .”It’s done better on non-linear platforms like On Demand than any show we’ve ever had,” he says. The show will once again shoot on location in Dublin and is expected to debut season 2 next year.



                            12 Reasons To Be Glad You’re Not A Supe

                            9. You wouldn’t be able to contain your animal/supe urges, like growling.



                              Syfy Zombie Series Z Nation Casts Lost, Southland, Supernatural Alums

                              Syfy is getting in on the zombie craze, and as such has announced the cast of its upcoming action-horror series, Z Nation.

                              Harold Perrineau (Lost), Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) have joined the 13-episode series, which follows a team of everyday heroes three years after a zombie virus has devastated the country. Together, the group must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, as he is their only hope for a vaccine.
                              Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west. Scott portrays Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command, while Qualls has been cast as Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested country. UPDATE: A WBTV rep assures TVLine that Perrineau is very much a series regular on NBC’s Constantine, premiering Oct. 24.

                              Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) will also star in the series.

                              Currently in production in Spokane, Wash., Z Nation debuts in the fall.


                              • Dracula Untold