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Zenescope Launching Van Helsing vs. Dracula in 8 Us Cities; Is Your Town on the List?

27 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Are you tired of hearing about fun things only happening in La or NYC? Zenescope Entertainment is launching Van Helsing vs. Dracula, its newest miniseries featuring Liesel Van Helsing, in 8 different cities across the country on August 19th; and we… Continue Reading →

The post Zenescope Launching Van Helsing vs. Dracula in 8 Us Cities; Is Your Town on the List? appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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The Strain Season 2 Episode 1 Review – ‘Bk,NY’

18 July 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the first episode of The Strain season 2…

Having failed to defeat The Master, Ephraim and his team retreat to Red Hook and begin fortifying their position…

Guillermo Del Toro directs the opening ten minutes of season two with skill, precision and delicacy. Coming across as part Grimm faery tale, part moral fable. We are treated to high-end storytelling, which adds breadth and backstory before dropping us back into present day Manhattan. Where a split second flashback to last season’s finale, aids the unfamiliar in catching up on The Strain as it hits the ground running.

Once more David Bradley’s Abraham Setrakian stands out from the crowd. Like an ailing Van Helsing circa nineteen seventy something, he piles conviction into a performance which never drifts into caricature. Kevin Durand’s Vasilly Fet meanwhile shows similar skill, playing quietly confident and unfazed without a false note. Just »

- Gary Collinson

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Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr coming soon to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, watch a teaser here

16 July 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For decades we’ve played Warhammer 40K hunched over tables, rolling dice of many sides, checking our points chart, manoeuvring and measuring.  Well the days of being relegated to the shed on the cold winter days could be over as thanks to NeocoreGames, for we shall soon see Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr on our favourite machines.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, produced in close collaboration with Games Workshop, is an action-rpg that not only evokes the dystopian world of the dark and violent 41st millennium, but also becomes the next milestone in the evolution of action-RPGs.

Building on the experience gained from The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing action-rpg trilogy, NeocoreGames aims to expand the boundaries of the genre itself by taking the in-game mechanics and visual solutions to a brand new level and also by opening up a persistent sandbox action-rpg.

The single-player campaign pitches players into a grim and »

- Villordsutch

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Comic-Con 2015 Interviews: Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and Sam & Ivan Raimi Talk Ash Vs Evil Dead

12 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of the more talked about trailers coming out of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con was undoubtedly Ash vs Evil Dead, which premiered during a packed panel on Friday night. Daily Dead had the opportunity to catch up with the crew from Sam Raimi’s brand new Starz series the following day to talk all things Evil Dead and get some more details on the highly anticipated series that premieres this Halloween.

Check out the highlights from our roundtable interviews with both Sam and Ivan Raimi, as well as the always lovely Lucy Lawless, and franchise star and genre icon Bruce Campbell.

Bruce, because you've had such a great career in horror and on television as well, does all of this feel like a homecoming to you, being able to bring Evil Dead to TV?

Bruce Campbell: Oh yeah, because I like the TV format. I like how fast it is. »

- Heather Wixson

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The Strain Season 2 Review

10 July 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided for review purposes.

From day one, The Strain always felt like a bit of an oddly mixed cocktail. A pandemic thriller that attempted to balance ancient monsters with modern medicine, its first season was torn between Midnight Madness craziness and jargon-heavy, scientific rationality, which more often than not left the show feeling bloated, so weighed down by its desire to combine two disparate tones that it didn’t fully succeed in capturing either. The series improved over the course of its freshman run, particularly around the time a strigoi Swat team showed up circa episode 7 – once sharp-toothed vamps start forming military squadrons, there’s really no salvaging your show’s believability, no matter how many grave voice-overs are employed.

Luckily, showrunner Carlton Cuse and creators Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan are aware of this, and the second season of The Strain arrives as an improvement »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Penny Dreadful will be returning for a third season on Sky Atlantic and Showtime

16 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Horror drama Penny Dreadful will be returning for a third season next year.

Sky Atlantic and Showtime have renewed John Logan's critically-acclaimed series, which will shoot on location in Dublin for nine episodes to air in 2016.

The second season has seen Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a close bond as their group - including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) - join forces to beat an evil force.

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett said of the series: "Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly international in scale and ambition but with a raft of British talent at its core, and filmed in the Republic of Ireland.

"I'm thrilled to have the series returning to the channel, and to once again be partnering with John Logan and continuing to work with our good friends at Showtime. »

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Christopher Lee: Remembering An Elegant Master of the Macabre

11 June 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I met Christopher Lee only once, over dinner at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival, where he was due to receive a lifetime achievement award. But even one night with Lee, who died June 7, was something to treasure. At 91, he was a consummate raconteur, spinning tales from a 60-year career in which he had become the very embodiment of the sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies that seep into little boys’ brains and turn them into Tim Burton, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson or George Lucas. At one point, our conversation turned to the subject of “Star Wars,” and the climactic lightsaber battle between Lee’s Count Dooku and the diminutive Yoda in 2002’s “Attack of the Clones,” made when Lee was a mere 80. “I did all of my own dueling in that scene!” Lee exclaimed, adding that he could be found in the Guinness Book of Records as the actor with the most on-screen swordfights. »

- Scott Foundas

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Prolific British actor Sir Christopher Lee dies at age 93

11 June 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga, has died at age 93.

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, including memorable roles as the wicked wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the evil Count Dooku in two of George LucasStar Wars prequels. But for many he will forever be known as the vampire Count Dracula in a slew of "Hammer Horror" movies - the gory, gothic thrillers churned out by the British studio in the 1950s and 1960s that became hugely popular.

He railed against the typecasting, however, and ultimately the sheer number and range of his roles - from Sherlock Holmes to the founder of Pakistan - secured his place in film history.

"I didn't have dreams of being a romantic leading man," Lee told The Associated Press in 2002. "But I »

- and contributors

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The Legendary Sir Christopher Lee Has Passed Away Aged 93

11 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Sir Christopher Lee died at 8.30am on Sunday at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he was being treated for respiratory problems and heart failure. His wife of more than 50 years, Lady Birgit Lee, chose to delay the public announcement until all close family members had been informed. A former Special Forces operative, Lee began his acting career in in the '40s, but it wasn't until he played the titular vampire in the 1958 film Dracula Has Risen From The Grave that he became a star. He reprised the role several times opposite his close friend Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. 'Round these parts he'll be best known as Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, as well as Count Dooku in the last couple of Star Wars prequels. Other memorable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973) and Scaramanga in The Man With »

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Legendary actor Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93

11 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93.

The actor was best known for his work with Hammer Horror, as well as The Wicker Man and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Lee died at 8.30am on Sunday (June 7) at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The Telegraph reports.

He had been undergoing treatment for respiratory problems and heart failure over the last few weeks.

Born in London in 1922, Lee worked as an office clerk before enlisting in the Raf in World War II.

He trained as an actor in the Rank Organisation, and appeared in several films before his breakthrough role in 1958's Hammer Horror Dracula.

Christopher Lee 1922-2015: 6 of the acting icon's greatest movie roles

Lee played Count Dracula opposite Peter Cushing's Van Helsing, and went on to play Dracula several times more in more Hammer films.

Other key Lee roles included The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Just Got Two Rounds of Bad News

10 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Poor "Fifty Shades of Grey" is having a rough Hump Day. Go give it a spanking to make it feel better!

First, it looks like a manuscript of E.L. James's next book, "Grey" has been stolen. That's the novel that's coming out next week, telling "Fifty Shades of Grey" from Christian Grey's perspective. According to the BBC, police are now investigating what happened, after Random House reported a missing copy on Tuesday. So you may end up seeing passages leaked online. Good for you (if you're a fan), bad for the author and publisher.

So that's a setback. Potentially worse though, is the shade "Fifty Shades of Grey" screenwriter Kelly Marcel just threw on Bret Easton Ellis's podcast. She hasn't seen the movie, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, because it was such a heartbreaking process with so many compromises. Vulture captured a bunch of quotes from Kelly, »

- Gina Carbone

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Penny Dreadful: Season Two Ratings

27 May 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The first season of Penny Dreadful wasn't exactly a hit in the ratings but, on the positive side, viewership remained pretty consistent. How will this series do in its second season? Will interest rise or fall? Renewed for a third season or cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), and Doctor Frankenstein and his monster (Frankenstein). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, and Simon Russell Beale.



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Round-Up: Alien / Predator Sdcc 2015 Exclusives, Anarchy Parlor, Grimm Fairy Tales Figure

26 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Diamond Select Toys and Action Figure Xpress have teamed up on new exclusive items that will be available at San Diego Comic-Con this July. Also in this round-up: details on a new Liesel Van Helsing action figure and a trailer for the gritty film, Anarchy Parlor.

Alien / Predator Sdcc 2015 Exclusives: Press Release -- "In their quest to get new and unique products into the hands of collectors, Diamond Select Toys has frequently teamed up with retailer Action Figure Xpress on exclusive items that expand on Dst’s existing lines in very exciting ways. And at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Afx will offer four new items developed by Dst, each more exciting than the last! With new items from Alien, Predator, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League Unlimited, there’s something for every kind of fan! Pre-order at and arrange to pick it up at the con, »

- Tamika Jones

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Impressions: Forbidden Empire

22 May 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With a spirit similar to Stephen Sommers' Van Helsing and The Mummy, Oleg Stepchenko's Forbidden Empire is equal parts horror and adventure, with a macabre mystery interwoven throughout its intriguing narrative.

It's the 18th century, and an ambitious cartographer named Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) is traveling by horse-drawn carriage through the wilderness of Europe to properly map the borders of the world. His journey comes to a literal (and mud-splattered) halt when he comes under attack by ghostly wolves outside a small Ukrainian village run by Lord Dudley (Charles Dance). Jonathan soon learns this small town is cursed—the kind of place you might not leave if you stay overnight. The cause of the town's curse is the church, where Dudley's daughter lies in eternal, perhaps supernatural, slumber.

From this engrossing premise, Stepchenko offers ample amounts of scares delivered in stylish, gothic CGI. A truly transformative dinner table »

- Derek Anderson

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Female-Led Van Helsing TV Series To Arrive In September 2016

15 April 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As sequels, reboots and remakes continue to dominate the entertainment landscape, a large majority of those properties are now setting up shop on the small screen. The golden age of television is about to undergo a transformation from original programming to not-so-original programming, with a raft of adapted works in the pipeline. One of which was unveiled today at Miptv under the familiar title of Van Helsing.

Courtesy of Film Divider, who were tipped to the news via Twitter, a snapshot of a billboard at the global marketing event provides us with plenty of information about the forthcoming series. Dynamic TV are producing and according to the credited names, the creative crews behind FX’s Fargo and AMC’s Hell On Wheels are steering the reboot. While the site reached out to Dynamic to uncover further details, they were told that there’s a two-week wait on an official press release. »

- Gem Seddon

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'Kingsman' Director Negotiating to Direct New 'Flash Gordon' Remake (Or is It a Sequelc)

15 April 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I debated while writing that headline whether or not to use Matthew Vaughn's name or not. Certainly those that read movie blogs on a regular basis will recognize Vaughn's name as the director of Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class and, most recently, the highly successful Kingsman: The Secret Service, but if you don't read about movie news on a daily basis, his name is hardly as recognizable to the general public as say, Christopher Nolan or David Fincher. So, I went with "Kingsman Director" and hopefully that means people will read this first paragraph and start putting two-and-two together. As for the news in the headline, well, let's get to that. THR is reporting Vaughn is in negotiations to direct Flash Gordon, a movie based on the classic comic strip character over at 20th Century Fox. Based on the character created in 1934 by artist Alex Raymond there have been »

- Brad Brevet

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Bloodborne: 10 Ways It Succeeds Where Dark Souls 2 Failed

7 April 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From Software

No doubt by now you’ve heard quite a lot about Bloodborne, the newest game from From Software whose sole selling point appears to be screaming “Come and have a go if you think you can handle it!” before disappearing into a blood-soaked mist and assuming you’ll want to catch up.

The thing is though, far too many people are being put off by everything surrounding its release, for two key reasons:

1. Sony aren’t marketing it in remotely the right way, as instead of showcasing the unique horror-slasher-meets-stat-crunching-rpg makeup it has, their ads on TV and especially Facebook make it out to be some Devil May Cry-goes-Van Helsing hybrid. For the most part because of this the top comment on any given Youtube video or Facebook post is some poor casual gamer picking it up expecting a slash-fest, only to get their teeth fed »

- Scott Tailford

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The Future of Franchising: The Shared Universe

18 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pim Razenberg on the future of franchising…

Around the start of the new millennium a change occurred in Hollywood; a change that had been brewing for a while. The production of cinematic sequels to popular movies proved to warrant a strong outcome at the box office and studios were looking for ways to exploit their sequels in a more effective manner.

Without further warning, 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring broke all box office conventions. Due to their immense success, the concept of “media franchises” dawned on the world, giving new meaning to the business term “franchise”. Hollywood’s adaptation of the term – their substitution for the then more common term “(film) series” – indicated a fusion between media and merchandise aimed for longevity. Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings proved that producing movies and sequels »

- Gary Collinson

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Review: Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal Delivers Genuine Romance But Flawed Fantasy

11 March 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Acclaimed Hong Kong cinematographer Peter Pau takes another swing at directing a major motion picture with this grand scale fantasy about legendary demon queller Zhong Kui. Assisted by co-director Zhao Tianyu and featuring some spirited performances, the result is a bumpy, yet enjoyable tale of otherworldly romance and adventure.The character of Zhong Kui is essentially the Chinese mythological equivalent of an exorcist, ghostbuster or Van Helsing. An accomplished scholar, Zhong Kui committed suicide when he was rejected by the emperor due to his disfigured appearance. Banished to hell, Zhong Kui was recruited by Yan Wang, the Hell king, to patrol the three realms - Heaven, Earth and Hell - and maintain order among the spirits. Even today, his image can be seen guarding the entrances...

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Magic 2015: The Art of ‘Monstercana’

26 February 2015 5:13 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

By Tom Carmody.

The Magic show 2015 in Las Vegas is proof that the counter culture is spearheading its way into the mainstream, and Famous Monsters is here to add our fang marks.

The 2015 Magic show is the beginning of the year event where future clothing providers meet with companies that bring clothing together, from “dirt to shirt” and eventually to the racks. At Magic, designers and sellers gather and team up in an attempt to be the next trend to take to the streets. And it just so happens that niche companies like FM are looking to lead the way.

Our monsters have become a large part of what we consider today to be “Americana”—like Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola, and pie. FM is looking to meld the romance of Americana with the nostalgia of the classic monsters we all grown to love, creating our Frankenstein: Monstercana.

Monstercana! Imagine the beautiful »

- Holly Interlandi

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