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The Horror genre has undergone a variety of changes over the past few years, with a large portion of those changes occuring as a result of the rise of technology and social media. However, the horror genre has always been especially unique, largely due to the fact that the brand is easily reinvented and reinterpreted for each generation. Wes Craven’s Scream franchise, is something that has cleverly poked fun at the varying trend’s and characteristics of the genre, whilst also paying homage to the classic elements of what has made horror so appealing for almost a century.
However, after four fantastic instalments of the genius meta-horror franchise, the announcement that MTV were developing a television show was met with a mixed response. Although remake’s and reboot’s are a common and heavily prominent aspect of the entertainment industry (something the series itself has referenced), the idea can »
- Ben Read
The Exo Zombies story continues in tomorrow's release of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance Dlc. Titled Infection, this Dlc sees John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal taking the fight against the living dead to Burgertown:
"Santa Monica, CA - March 18, 2015 - Prepare to rise to a new level of Call of Duty® Dlc with the release of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance. On March 31, the second massive Dlc pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: Atvi), and Sledgehammer Games will be available first on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with other platforms to follow.
Fans will be able to see the gameplay world premiere of Ascendance during the 2015 Call of Duty® Championship, »
- Jonathan James
Listen, I’m all for Z-grade horror debauchery, but only when it’s crafted with a modicum of respect for the genre. That is not this movie.
Muck Attempts to reinvigorate an ultra-sexpot subgenre from sleazier times, but filmmaker Steve Wolsh couldn’t have missed the bullseye more if he were blind-folded and handcuffed. All we get is a perverted excuse to parade around Playboy Playmates in little-to-no clothes at all, as the camera blatantly focuses its attention on tits, ass, and the occasional flash of bro abs. You’d think there’d be some sort of story hidden beneath the murky waters of Muck, but I assure you it doesn’t exist – that would take away from the lengthy montages of sexy, helpless models who are forced to helplessly shamble around in a swamp for what seems like hours. It’s kind of like watching Skinemax, except without the gratuitous sex. »
- Matt Donato
Horror maestros Wes Craven (Scream) and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) are joining forces for a TV adaptation of Black Mask’s upcoming comic book series The Disciples, which is being produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Created by Niles and Christopher Mitten (Umbral), The Disciples has been described as “True Detective in space” and is a sci-fi/horror story about a team of interstellar private eyes tracking down a girl who’s run off to join a cult on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.”
Here’s the solicitation for The Disciples #1, which is released on May 27th…
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult.
- Gary Collinson
Wes Craven has recently been involved with turning the Scream franchise into a TV series with MTV. It appears he’s ready to stay with small screen projects for a new gig, partnering with 30 Days Of Night co-creator Steve Niles to bring his new title The Disciples to a wider world.Niles has created the comic – due to hit stores in May – with artist Christopher Mitten. It follows a team of interstellar private eyes trying to track down a young woman who has run off to join a cult on Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter. Suffice to say, things do not go well, with publishers Black Mask Studios comparing the story to True Detective.Universal Cable Productions is behind the effort to produce the new show, with Craven set as executive producer but not yet involved as writer or director yet, though that could change if the project moves forward. »
Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven is teaming up with comic book author Steve Niles to bring an adaptation of The Disciples to the small screen. Universal Cable Productions is currently in the process of picking up the rights to Steve Niles' The Disciples, which won't be published until May from Black Mask Studios. If Universal Cable Productions does pick up the rights to this comic, it is unclear what network it may land at, but a safe bet would likely be Syfy, which is controlled by NBC Universal.
The Disciples centers on three private detectives/bounty hunters named Dagmar, Rick and Jules, who have been hired by a powerful Senator to find his daughter, after she ran away to join a dangerous cult, known as The Disciples. The cult members are made up of the elite and wealthy, who have begun colonizing other moons throughout the solar system. The »
Horror fans know that it has become increasingly rare for a horror film to scare them anymore. Many have given up but there are some that hold out hope. It doesn’t help when a film that tours the festival circuit gets tons of praise that, when finally released, feels like a bit a disappointment to those fans that were expecting another classic, a new movie that they could wholeheartedly recommend to anyone to show them the best of the genre. Let’s get it out of the way, It Follows has been so hyped up as the return of American Horror but I assure you it is not but shouldn’t be shrugged off as pure hype either. In fact, the last time I heard that term was Hatchet and I was disappointed in that film as well (Hatchet II was better).
Maika Monroe plays Jay, a young woman »
- Andy Triefenbach
In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies, four survivors—voiced by John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal—face a technology-aided living dead onslaught brought upon the world by the Atlas Corporation. If you took on the advanced weaponry-equipped living dead and are eager to continue your gun-blasting journey through a zombified world, then you're in luck, because the Exo Zombies story continues later this month with the new episode, "Infected", featured in the upcoming Ascendance Dlc for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:
"Santa Monica, CA - March 18, 2015 - Prepare to rise to a new level of Call of Duty® Dlc with the release of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Ascendance. On March 31, the second massive Dlc pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: Atvi), and Sledgehammer Games will be available first on the »
- Derek Anderson
If you've been crossing your fingers for Fox to return to New York's supernatural-charged town of Sleepy Hollow, you can relax your hands, exhale, and settle comfortably back into your couch, because Fox has announced their renewal of Sleepy Hollow for an 18-episode third season, with the network also revealing the series' new showrunner (following Mark Goffman's departure earlier this month). Also included in our latest horror round-up is a trailer for the second episode of The CW's iZombie and details on the 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend that will feature special guest Alexandra Breckenridge from The Walking Dead (as well as many other great guests).
- Derek Anderson
A tough-as-nails team of criminals find themselves in a fight for their lives at a farmyard in Scream Factory's Scarecrows, coming out on Blu-ray this summer. We have the Blu-ray's release details and cover art in our latest round-up, as well as a look at a new Star Wars infographic from NeoMam Studios that examines the exciting history of the Millennium Falcon, and Funko's recent reveal of three upcoming Gremlins ReAction figures.
Scarecrows: Press Release - "Trespassers will be violated. Scream Factory proudly presents the action-packed supernatural thriller Scarecrows on June 2, 2015. Making its Blu-ray debut, this release comes packed with new bonus features, including audio commentaries with director William Wesley and producer Cami Winikoff, and interviews with special make-up effects creator Norman Cabrera and actor Ted Vernon. Fans that order from shoutfactory.com will have their copy shipped two weeks early!
After a band of ex-military criminals pulls off a multi-million dollar heist, »
- Derek Anderson
There’s a lot of dying in horror films. A Lot of dying. Even if there isn’t a single death in a horror movie, we can safely assume a great deal of the horror comes from the fear of dying. For the most part, the comfort we feel as an audience member is either when our final girl triumphantly survives her masked killer, or the swift relief of a tortured soul finally exiting their pain by leaving the mortal world. While we are completely entangled in the lives of these characters for the 90-120 minutes we share with them on screen, we quickly leave them at the theater once the credits start to roll. While it isn’t uncommon for the characters we see on screen and the stories they tell to resonate with us long after we turn off the film, we’d be somewhat certifiable if we »
- BJ Colangelo
What sets one horror franchise apart from another, and how do they evolve over time? As Rec 4 lands on disc, we take a look...
The first instalment in any long running horror franchise is, generally, the one people reckon is the best. And in a lot of cases, they might be right. But as franchises get longer and start clocking up four or more movies in the same universe, things tend to change.
It might be that producers have taken note of popular actors or elements in previous films and want to expand on them; it might be that years have passed and tastes have changed; or it might be that new directors want to put their stamp on a story, but either way, the fifth or sixth movie in a series is usually pretty different from the first one. And the thing that a franchise becomes known for might »
After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.
Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.
Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...
Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »
David Arquette got emotional as he interviewed his sister and 2015 Oscar nominee Patricia Arquette for E! News, remembering their late parents and recalling fond childhood memories during their heartwarming chat. The 46-year-old actress, one of five siblings, is the first person in their family to be nominated for an Academy Award. She received a nod for her supporting role as a struggling mother of two in Richard Linklater's Boyhood, a unique family drama. Patricia appeared surprised and delighted when she discovered that the E! News interview, which was taped before Sunday's 2015 Oscars, would be conducted by her brother. She and the 43-year-old Scream actor greeted each other with a »
The body count continues to rise on MTV’s Scream.
According to sources, producers opted to take the character — the small town’s “charming, charismatic, capable” lawman — in a different direction.
"What's the matter, Sidney? You look like you've seen a ghost." When May rolls around and this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend gets underway in Dallas, Billy Loomis will be resurrected from the dead to once again haunt his high school sweetheart, Sidney Prescott.
Scream fans attending Texas Frightmare Weekend already had a lot to look forward to with both Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich previously announced as special guests, but now they can also get their photo taken with the stars in the recently announced "Ghost Face® and His Prey" photo op, which will feature Ulrich wearing the Ghostface robe and clutching the cinematic slayer's iconic mask, alongside Campbell in her convention debut.
The "Ghost Face® and His Prey" photo op with Campbell and Ulrich is now available to pre-order for $130.00. The photo op will take place all three days of the convention, from Friday, May 1st, to Sunday, May 3rd. »
- Derek Anderson
After six seasons, Timothy Olyphant is wrapping his Emmy-nominated run as lawman Raylan Givens on FX’s hit series “Justified.” But he was on the other side of the law (20-year-old spoiler alert) when he was cast in director Wes Craven’s “Scream 2.” “I appreciate the trip down memory lane,” he said of revisiting his first Variety mention.
How did you land the role in “Scream 2”?
I auditioned — multiple times. Why wouldn’t I want to be in “Scream”? I wanted to be in the first one.
What was the mood like on set?
It was quite a buzz being on a set like that. One could make a good argument that Wes was one of the best directors I’ve ever worked for. Not a bad way to get started early.
What would you do differently if you could go back to that time?
That’s a long list. »
- Debra Birnbaum
After 125 episodes and six seasons of “The Vampire Diaries,” Julie Plec, who also serves as showrunner on spinoff “The Originals” and has another pilot in development at the CW, is taking her turn in the director’s chair — a daunting, yet perfectly fit, seat that’s been a long time warming up for Plec.
“I had a moment where I wrote a movie script and it was my first movie job and I was very excited to do it, and my only goal was really not to get fired off of it,” says Plec, who got her start on “Dawson’s Creek” and has worked with frequent co-producer Kevin Williamson on films including “Cursed,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” and the “Scream” franchise. “In writing it, I realized that if and when they ever made the movie, I probably would never get to sit down with the director and tell him what »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Which is the scariest Scream of them all? We’ve put the satirical, postmodern slasher series in order…
This feature contains spoilers for all of the Scream movies.
Do you like scary movies? Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson decided most people probably did. In the mid 90s, they breathed life into a flagging genre by creating a new knife-wielding icon who, crucially, was aware of all the horror movie villains who’d gone before.
In fact, ‘Ghostface’ was so into his horror trivia that he quizzed his victims about it before striking. Could watching enough horror movies save you when your own life threatened to turn into one? According to Scream, maybe it could.
Although the first movie ends with – spoiler! – the death of both the killers behind the mask, the Ghostface persona proved harder to kill. In the tradition of so many other slasher villains, Ghostface came back for more. »
Can't make it to the Valentine's Day Cannibal Holocaust feast at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema this Saturday? Don't sweat it, because now available from Mondo is the vinyl soundtrack and a new poster for the influential Italian horror film, along with a blood-dripping Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives that's also fittingly been released today. And that's just the first of three news items in our latest horror round-up, as we also look at Shout! Factory's Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series Blu-ray and the newly unveiled final special features of Shout! Factory label Scream Factory's Class of 1984.
"Cannibal Holocaust by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50"
"Cannibal Holocaust (Variant) by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 100. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75"
"Cannibal Holocaust LP. »
- Derek Anderson
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