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Syfy brought first images and a trailer for “Ghost Wars”, a paranormal action series that will reteam the network with “Van Helsing” producer Nomadic Pictures, to the San Diego Comic-Con. Outside of some gnarly shots, the teaser is incredibly boring and even more so cheesy. Perfect for Syfy, I guess? Vincent D’Onofrio (Sinister), Kim Coates (Silent Hill, Resident Evil: […] »
- Brad Miska
If you’re a fan of the Silent Hill franchise and have been a part of that community, chances are that you’ve run across a short film by the name of Silent Hill: Stolen Heart. If that short drew your interest,… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
The signature neon-and-smoke Blade Runner aesthetic is all over video games, from Hideo Kojima’s 1988 Snatcher to more recent efforts like the Deus Ex series, Gemini Rue, and futuristic bartending sim Va-11 Hall-a. In games, Blade Runner and cyberpunk are synonymous.
Over at Kotaku, Peter Tieryas talks with the folks behind the only two games directly adapted from Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic. In 1985, an 8-bit Blade Runner game came out for the Commodore 64 and Zx Spectrum, but publisher Crl Group Plc was actually unable to secure the rights to the film; as a workaround, it’s technically based on Vangelis’ soundtrack.
“Above all the Blade Runner game is a simulation,” [executive producer Louis] Castle explained. “Each »
- Zach Budgor
They knew they would have to go up against a violent cult to reunite with their son, but the family had no idea how soon they would become the prey in Jackals, a new movie from Scream Factory Films. Ahead of its September 1st release, Jackals is teased in a trailer that channels the visceral violence and isolated horror of Bryan Bertino's The Strangers and Jack Ketchum's Off Season.
Press Release: In a potent blend of the horror, thriller and home-invasion genres, an estranged family attempts to save their son from a murderous cult in the terrifying psychological thriller Jackals. Opening in select theaters and On Demand September 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory Films, Jackals is a shocking and suspenseful saga from director Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D, Visions) and producer Tommy Alastra (Sunset Strip).
- Derek Anderson
Australian actress to lead feature film based on Joshua Henkin’s book.
Marking the directing debut of Damon Shalit, the novel has been adapted by screenwriter Dan Pulick. The plot explores how a family cope with the death of a son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq.
The cast is rounded out by Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips), Perrey Reeves (Famous In Love), James Tupper (Big Little Lies), Pj Byrne (Wolf Of Wall Street), Annika Marks (Anguish), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow), Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games), and Suzanne C. Johnson (Empty Space).
Shooting will get underway in Chicago next week. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
In a recent update for the Switch’s Super Bomberman R, Konami reminds Silent Hill and Castlevania just how badly the two franchises have been treated. Amongst the updates and changes in patch 1.4, players now have three new characters to select from in the game: Vic Viper Bomber (from Konami’s Gradius series), Simon Belmont Bomber […] »
- Pat Torfe
Nintendo is enjoying a good deal of success with the Nintendo Switch, but truth be told there’s not a whole hell of a lot of properties on it right now that will entice the horror fan. To help ease the… Continue Reading →
The post Silent Hill and Castlevania Invade Super Bomberman R on the Nintendo Switch appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Remember the furor that Konami kicked up when fans learned that, amongst other things, that the Silent Hill HD Collection wasn’t going to include the original voice actors for Silent Hill 3, and the horrific re-dub that was included for Silent Hill 2? Well get ready, because it’s Capcom’s turn with the upcoming Resident Evil […] »
- Pat Torfe
Based on a Stephen King novella from the 1980’s The Mist is small-scale paranoia ramped up by small town mentalities. More prevalent now than upon its initial literary release the show establishes stock characters early, drops in an atmospheric sense of unease within five minutes while setting up small town rivalries and broadly written stereotypes.
There is a teacher (Sutherland) put on suspension because of unorthodox methods, her husband (Spector) the local newspaper man who is trying to raise their daughter. Conspiracy theorists living next door and an abundance of testosterone fuelled police, more interested in male posturing than stopping crimes. After a girl has cause to get the local quarterback in trouble the aforementioned ‘Mist’ rolls in with no degree of subtlety causing havoc.
From that point on people quickly lose their minds, are constantly telling each other there is something in The Mist while still going out into it without hesitation. Special effects are sparingly used and effective without seeming unnecessary. Performances across the board are good considering the confines of character these actors have been gifted. Writers for the show have expressed a desire to explore alienation, fear around people with agendas as well as the infiltration of unknown entities that lead to isolationist tactics and segregation.
These are all noble themes to be exploring and so far The Mist has given us economic storytelling, minus needless filler by allowing characters to slowly be introduced. Now trapped in different locations, surrounded by those they have little trust in things will develop further. Distraction techniques familiar to those who have read or watched King before are all present and correct. Wildlife flying in the opposite direction to the threat, older mysterious people with hidden pasts wandering into places of worship and unresolved family issues playing out independently.
These are themes which are familiar in King’s work but are always done well. As Spike only have ten episodes commissioned from The Weinstein Company, things best move along at a pace. So far there has been no wasted time, no needless fluff and after forty minutes we find ourselves in established territory. Segueing into slow burn thriller territory on a television budget The Mist is thematically equipped to explore the present political and social concerns, through its formless force which has swathed Bridgeville in anonymity.
Using a minimal amount of screen time for expositional purposes this adaptation has hit the ground running, coming across as Silent Hill meets Escape from Precinct 13. Hard boiled characters with a liking for firearms and bags of money stashed in tool sheds are present and correct, while our man in the opening five joins the fray keeping evil at bay.
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- Amie Cranswick
Canadian-born actress Jodelle Ferland is becoming somewhat of a horror movie legend. Her credits include Silent Hill, Case 39, The Tall Man, The Unspoken and many more. To top it all off, she played Bree Tanner in the ultra successful Twilight film series. Undoubtedly her resumé helped her secure the role of “Five” on the SyFy TV series “Dark Matter.” And although Jodelle’s profile is rising in Hollywood there’s still a lot of things fans don’t know about her. Let’s countdown a few of them… 1. She’s the youngest Emmy Award nominee in history At the age of 2, Jodelle
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jodelle Ferland »
- Matt Clark
Author: Matt Rodgers
With the home entertainment release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter acting as punctuation to Paul W.S. Anderson’s cinematic adaptation of the Capcom console phenomenon, it’s time to open a creaking door, descend a ladder, or put a pin code in a panel that you’ve taken five hours trying to work out. We’re here to round up the most horrific beasts from the film franchise, in order to make up our own Resident Evil: Monster Squad.
So often the harbingers of doom (see Game of Thrones, The Omen), the crow qualifies for this list above your average moaning zombie, or blood stained undead Doberman, not because it was one of the most difficult things to shoot in the video game, but because it plays on the long-dormant fear of birds that we »
- Matt Rodgers
A good a fork in the tale is an art form. It’s that ah-ha moment in which those breadcrumbs finally form a concrete trail and the evidence makes sense. It’s a shock grounded in the realms of plausibility and it’s even better when you didn’t see it coming.
How can we forget the famous twists of cinema, like Kevin Spacey’s reveal in The Usual Suspects, or the moment we realize Teddy Andrews isn’t investigating a case of disappearance on Shutter Island, but is in fact embroiled in something much deeper? Or how about Agatha Christie’s classic plot twist in her famous novel, And Then There Were None? A good twist changes the prism through which the work is viewed and the good news is that video games have their own surprises in store for us.
- Edward Love
We got the chance to sit down with writers/directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski at McM Comic Con in London over the weekend to discuss their horror film The Void (2016) which is out now on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Steven Kostanski: It’s a departure from our usual stuff for sure. I think the biggest inspiration is, we wanted to make an actual legitimate, serious horror film.
Jeremy Gillespie: It’s maybe, sort of a reaction to the stuff we had been doing a little bit. So we wanted to try something new and through a series of discussions, I think, that’s sort of the direction we were thinking of going. »
- Philip Rogers
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 134 – Vg Series: Silent Hill
Today on Episode 134 of the Cinema Geeks we continue the journey through video game films with a review of Silent Hill. MovieRevolt, OptimusSolo, HardCandiMandi and FridleyCent venture into the world of horror to see if dancing nurses, demon children and Sean Bean can rise the ranks of the Video Game Film Series. Listen in to see where Silent Hill ranks amongst the video game films and how this Horror film resonates with the panel. Remember, we watch them so you don’t have to!!
- Phil Wheat
Matthew Byrd May 16, 2017
The sorely underrated Alan Wake was originally supposed to be a much bigger, open-world game, a new story suggests...
Last week, it was announced that Alan Wake will be removed from digital retailers due to the game's expiring music rights. This makes Alan Wake one of the most successful games to be yanked from digital retail outlets due to licensing issues.
Of course, this isn't the only hardship that Alan Wake has faced since the project's inception. In fact, the version of Alan Wake that you can no longer buy via Steam and other online outlets isn't even the version of the game that Remedy initially intended to release.
A new article by Games Radar summarises the history of Alan Wake's development »
The Overlook Film Festival is something special. Easily the best genre event I’ve attended, Overlook was created for horror fans by a team whose passion for the genre runs deep. Not only have they scoured the globe for the latest horror movies that fans will get excited for, but they’ve also worked with some of the most creative people in performance art and immersive entertainment to offer attendees one-of-a-kind experiences.
Most film festivals focus heavily on the feature programming side of things for obvious reasons, but The Overlook Film Festival has enough alternative programming that you could spend your entire time focused on it. In fact, I’d say that calling it “alternative programming” does a disservice to what they’ve put together, as their special programming was stronger than the films they screened.
If you want the traditional film festival experience, that is entirely possible. If you »
- Jonathan James
Great horror video games often have a really hard time trying to break into mainstream popularity. Apart from the stalwart flagships like Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Rising, top-notch horror games are frequently overlooked, under-marketed and condemned to the lonely shadows of the outer peripheries of audience mindshare.
The horror video game landscape has changed dramatically over the years, hand-in-hand with console hardware’s ever evolving technology. Ironically, the real twist is, good horror doesn’t necessarily need cutting edge tech to be successful. The iconic fog in the original Silent Hill, for example, is well renowned for hiding the technological limitations of the PS1’s limited 3D rendering horsepower and serves as a convincing case study that highlights how hardware limitations can help shape a horror experience for the better.
Another hugely influential horror game is the free-to-download, YouTube jump-scare sensation Slender: The Eight Pages. This is another »
- Dylan Chaundy
Don Carmody Television (Dctv) today announced they have reteamed with The Boondock Saints creator Troy Duffy to revive the cult classic film franchise for television, with an exclusive fan-focused pre-order campaign of the newly reimagined installment, The Boondock Saints: Origins. An American crime film written and directed by Duffy, The Boondock Saints first hit screens in 1999 and starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Irish immigrant fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes in order to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime, evil and corruption. The film garnered more than $260 million in worldwide theatrical and DVD sales and has a robust social media presence of more than four million followers.
The Boondock Saints television reboot campaign officially kicks off today with the launch of a fan-driven pre-sales initiative at BoondocksBack.com. In addition to DVD and digital download pre-orders of the series, fans »
The next chapter in the Outbreak series, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, has arrived on Steam Greenlight and needs your vote. This latest game in Drop Dead Studios survival franchise moves from the top down view of the previous game and places us into a beautiful high-def 3D environment inspired by classic games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Watch the new trailer below for a glimpse at the gameplay…
As with the original game, Outbreak: The New Nightmare will put players in the thick of the action in the city devastated by the outbreak. Limited inventory space will hamper your scavenging for supplies, cleverly designed puzzles will slow you down and bloodthirsty zombies will hamper your efforts to reach safety. To make things worse, players will only have One life, making every decision made an important one.
Outbreak: The New Nightmare can be played solo or co-op multiplayer for up to 3 players. »
- Andrew Newton
Ryan Lambie Apr 21, 2017
We went to Italy to find out more about a one-of-a-kind indie game: The Town Of Light, which deals frankly with mental health issues...
The old asylum certainly looks like something from a videogame. As your humble writer’s led up a winding path to a crumbling building - windows barred, glass broken, plaster and paint peeling away inside - it resembles the setting from a Silent Hill entry, or a Resident Evil sequel, or any other survival horror title you could care to name.
This is the Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, located high in the Tuscan hills of Italy. Left empty for almost 40 years, the former psychiatric hospital stands as an eerie yet oddly beautiful reminder of the area’s past. The network of now derelict buildings lies nestled among trees, not far from the town of Volterra itself; an ancient town deemed remote and sinister-looking »
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