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Insidious: The Last Key – Lin Shaye on Playing Elise Rainier Again: “I’m Glad to Be That Bad-Ass!”

The inimitable Lin Shaye has starred in many a fright flick, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Critters, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs and its sequel 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Alone in the Dark, Amityville: A New Generation, Tales of Halloween, Abattoir, Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. But it’s her role as […]

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Mother!, The Wicker Man, and All the Other Movies With "F" CinemaScores

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Darren Aronofsky's mother!, with its lowercase title and exclamation point, was always going to push the envelope. The disturbingly vague trailer alone was hint enough that the Jennifer Lawrence-led film was not Hollywood's average horror entry. As a result, many of the scary movie fans who flocked to theaters left disappointed, confused, or a mixture of both. The backlash to the film has been so strong that Paramount actually released a statement defending Aronofsky's "audacious and brave" work. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to keep mother! from pulling in a shockingly bad "F" rating on poll-based website CinemaScore (the worst score that can be given by audiences). Mother! certainly isn't the first movie to land on CinemaScore's "F" list, but until now, the complete list had yet to be published. Vulture set out to discover the full list of titles by speaking to CinemaScore research analyst Harold Mintz. He
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The George A. Romero Resident Evil Movie You Never Got to See

The following is an extract from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which is available now for pre-order…

Note: I can’t remember the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead, but it has stuck with me for my entire life. Dawn of the Dead is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Romero was more than just “the zombie guy”, but it was his movies that influenced myself as a young filmmaker. My first attempt at a mini-feature was The Good, The Bad and The Undead, a zombie movie heavily inspired by Romero’s work. When making the movie we cast sixth-formers from my old school (where we shot the film) as extras, and I went into their assembly to show them the end of Day of the Dead, essentially to show what we intended to emulate. So, as a tribute to the great man,
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When urban legends meet videogames

Ed Kegenof Jun 16, 2017

As The Evil Within 2‘s announced, we take a look at what happens when urban myths and legends collide with the realm of gaming...

Most people can cite at least a couple of urban legends or conspiracy theories. Paul McCartney isn't really Paul McCartney. A ghost haunts a single shot in the 80s comedy hit Three Men And A Baby. Blowing on Nintendo cartridges makes them work better.

With the advent of the internet, we might be forgiven for thinking that outlandish claims and tall tales would be chased away by the might of Google or a website like Snopes, where myth-busting facts are but a search term or click away. Instead, the web has allowed creepy stories and urban legends to travel more quickly than ever, as they’re copied and pasted in forums, emails and social media posts - hence the oft-used term 'creepypasta', used to describe these strange,
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‘2Dark’ Review: Think Of The Children

The new game 2Dark started out as a crowdfunded title that hit its goal, and the game's director, Frederick Raynal (Alone in the Dark), with little oversight, was able to create the game he wanted without pause. What he and Gloomywood, the developer, have come up with is an amalgam of different game styles all focused on the survival horror genre, and even though it looks cutesy, 2Dark is from from it.

The story of 2Dark focuses on a cop named Smith, who, years before, took his family on a camping trip that ended with his wife brutally murdered and his kids abducted. Now, Smith is a detective on the case of some missing children, a case that will take Smith to some very dark and scary places, both figuratively and literally, as he tries to save the children from being slaughtered using only his wits, some spotty stealth mechanics,
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Cinema Geeks: Episode 125 – Vg Series – Alone in the Dark

A newcomer to the Nerdly family, here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 125 – Video Game Series: Alone in the Dark

Today on Episode 125 of the Cinema Geeks we continue the journey through video game films with a review of Alone in the Dark.
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’2Dark’ launch trailer & retail details

2Dark is the visceral new horror game by Alone in the Dark creator and famed pioneer of survival-horror games, Frédérick Raynal. The game is a grim journey of stealth and courage into the heart of corruption, offering a gritty and deceptively intricate new adventure of stealth and horror in which death is the only certainty.

The physical version of 2Dark will be available on March 17th with a whole host of premium content:

An exclusive version of the 2Dark game disk. The original soundtrack, as recorded by a symphony orchestra, remastered on a 21-track CD. A Steelbook color-themed to the game. An exclusive 2Dark artbook, “The Art of 2Dark” containing more than 100 illustrations and uncut behind-the-scenes details (only for PS4 and PC)

From the press release:

Plagued by a string of child abductions, darkness hangs over the once-picturesque city of Gloomywood like a curse. After witnessing the murder of his
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Clock Tower: the horror game inspired by Dario Argento

Christopher Gates Jan 30, 2017

The Dario Argento-inspired Clock Tower might be one survival horror game you've never played. Here's why you should...

In the opening moments of Dario Argento's Phenomena, a young traveler stumbles through the woods, abandoned by her tour bus. She finds a house and enters, looking for help. That's a mistake. A serial killer stabs the teenager repeatedly with a pair of scissors, then shoves her through a second-story window.

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It's a brutal and strange beginning to an even stranger movie, and it's a perfect jumping off point for one of Argento's best films. It's also the inspiration for Scissorman, one of the most memorable villains in video game history and the star of 1995's unsettling survival horror point-and-click adventure Clock Tower.

Clock Tower may not be a massive franchise like Resident Evil or Silent Hill,
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PQube announce UK release of visceral horror game ’2Dark’

PQube have announced they are teaming BigBen Interactive to release 2Dark, the visceral new horror game by Alone in the Dark creator and famed pioneer of survival-horror games, Frédérick Raynal, in the UK.

2Dark is a grim journey of stealth and courage into the heart of corruption, offering a gritty and deceptively intricate new adventure of stealth and horror in which death is the only certainty.

From the press release:

Plagued by a string of child abductions, darkness hangs over the once-picturesque city of Gloomywood like a curse. After witnessing the murder of his wife and abduction of his children, former detective Mr. Smith vows to find justice and bring an end to the misery.

Use your cunning to infiltrate Gloomywood’s bastions of cruelty. Investigate to uncover the secrets of the deranged psychopaths within, seek retribution for their crimes, and bring the captured children to safety. If only it were so simple…
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2Dark story trailer released, watch it here

Developer Gloomywood have released a new story trailer for their upcoming gritty dark adventure, 2Dark. Created by Frederick Raynal, creator of Alone in the Dark, 2Dark will be released on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC via Steam. Watch the story trailer below…

The story trailer of 2Dark takes players to the once picturesque city of Gloomywood where a spate of kidnapping causes fear. Players take on the role of Mr. Smith, a former detective, who discovers his wife murdered and his children taken and vows to find who is responsible and bring them to justice.

2Dark provides players with an intricate adventure where stealth is an absolute must when considering your plan to infiltrate locations and retrieve with the children. Every nook and cranny must be explored if you are to save every child but be careful as your supplies are limited. Torch batteries and bullets cannot be replaced so use them wisely.
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Assassin’s Creed Review

All it takes is a glimpse back on the annals of cinema history to realize that nothing particularly memorable has come from bringing a hit video game over to the big screen. Sure, the long-running Resident Evil franchise has proved it can rein in box office loot, and a lucky few like Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (both of which are set for reboots, natch) have developed cult followings despite their considerable flaws. However, more often than not, video game films wind up in the “how the hell did this get made?” file of film lore. Think cinematic disasters like Super Mario Bros., Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark and many others that have categorically cemented the near-impossibility of making a beloved video game property work as a narrative feature film.

This year could have changed all that. With Warcraft angling to be the next Lord of the Rings,
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Slasher Feature The Windmill Set to Launch in Canada November 15th!

Tagline: "This is not hell. This is Holland." With only 355 days to 2017's Halloween, the horror titles continue to launch. Nick Jongerius' The Windmill Massacre, retitled The Windmill, is set to release this November in Canada. Already released in the USA on VOD, this Dutch shot film is definitely a slasher. In the film, an ancient legend grinds up the bones of trespassers, in a sinister-looking mill. The film stars: Bart Klever, Charlotte Beaumont and many others. A preview of the film's Canadian release is hosted here. The film's official trailer shows Jennifer (Beaumont), on the run. She escapes into the Dutch countryside, with a group of tourists. But then, their tour bus breaks down. Alone in the dark, the sightseers encounter something in the woods, something that promises them doom! The Windmill will be releasing in just under a week, within Canada. The DVD launch is scheduled for November 15th.
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The 'world's worst director': are Uwe Boll's movies really that bad?

With the critic-baiting director of films such as Bloodrayne and Alone in the Dark announcing his retirement, it’s time to reappraise five of his ‘worst’ titles

Film critics around the world can finally breathe a sigh of relief, not least because they no longer risk having their teeth knocked out. For Uwe Boll, the fiercely combative German film-maker regularly cited as the world’s worst director, has left the building.

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The director who sparked survival horror videogames

Ryan Lambie Oct 31, 2016

Before Resident Evil, there was Sweet Home. Ryan looks at how a half-forgotten film and game spawned a videogame genre...

Ring, Audition, Dark Water, Onibaba, House, Kuroneko... ask most film fans to name a prominent Japanese horror, and one of those titles would probably come up. Ask most videogame fanatics to name a Japanese horror game, and they'd probably reply with Resident Evil, Silent Hill, or, if they're feeling a bit retro, Splatterhouse or Castlevania.

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There's one name that almost certainly won't come up in conversations about either category: Sweet Home. Yet this 1989 horror, and the videogame of the same name released with it, inadvertently helped define an entire genre - and even spawn the Resident Evil franchise, which is still going 20 years later.

The Sweet Home
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Uwe Boll announces his retirement from filmmaking

Here’s some news that may upset one or two people out there, as controversial German filmmaker Uwe Boll has revealed to Metro that he’s calling time on his career, as he feels “the market is dead” and it is no longer “financially profitable” for him to keep making movies.

“The market is dead, you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years,” said Boll. “That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies. I can’t go back to student filmmaking because I have made so many movies in my life, and I can’t make cheaper and cheaper movies at my age. It’s a shame. I would be happy to make movies but it is just not financially profitable.”

“I never had people giving me money,” he continued.
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Uwe Boll announces retirement from film, and there was much rejoicing

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So apparently Uwe Boll, director of such classics as House Of The Dead, Alone In The Dark, and Postal, will be quitting the movie business. Yay! Now, wait, that's a bit harsh. As a lover of bad movies, it's a shame we'll be losing one of the greats. And, for what it's worth, it did seem like he wanted to make good movies and had a lot of passion. This is... Read More...
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Uwe Boll Is Retiring From Filmmaking

Uwe Boll Is Retiring From Filmmaking
While many cinephiles are lamenting the fact that Quentin Tarantino has said that he will retire from filmmaking after he makes his 10th film, most will probably celebrate when they hear that Uwe Boll has decided to call it quits too. The filmmaker behind Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, Far Cry, Rampage, Postal, Blubberella and […]

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Director Uwe Boll Retires From Filmmaking, Says ‘The Market Is Dead’

Director Uwe Boll Retires From Filmmaking, Says ‘The Market Is Dead’
Director Uwe Boll is best known for his many poorly-received video game film adaptations — “House of the Dead,” “Alone in the Dark,” “BloodRayne” etc. — as well as the numerous negative reviews he has received over the years. But now, Boll confirms that he has retired from filmmaking and his latest film “Rampage: President Down,” the third film in his “Rampage” series, will be his last. In an interview with Metro Toronto, Boll cites market failures and an inability to make a profit as his primary reasons.

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“The market is dead,” Boll says, “you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies.
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Uwe Boll Announces His Retirement From Filmmaking

The career of Uwe Boll has been marked by one distinguishing factor: nearly all of his movies are terrible. The director himself would never say so, and has often proclaimed his works to be better than what his colleagues in Hollywood have been doing, but his greatest accomplishment might’ve been using German tax laws to keep his string of modestly budgeted movies financially viable. At his peak, Boll found himself working with Jason Statham on “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and helming the video game adaptation “Alone In The Dark,” but for the most part, his movies got limited stateside release, and were viewed as cult curios at best.

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Save Kids in 2Dark; New Game From Alone in the Dark Creator

There are a lot of “retro” style indie games in the world now, enough to even say that the market has become saturated. Many of those games are fantastic, but unfortunately a great many also go unseen by the majority… Continue Reading →

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