Don Michael Paul is making a decent living directing sequels that head to VOD and DVD. It began with Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and, according to his blog, he has already shot Jarhead 2: Field of Fire and Sniper: Legacy (the Sniper movies are still going?!). Soon, he’s apparently going to be doing a Tremors reboot for Universal.
Yes, a new take on the 1990 film – arguably one of the best monster movies of the ’90s – that starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward and concerns underground worm-like creatures with mouth tentacles that ate people.
Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the incredibly popular AMC series. The never-before-seen trailer will also be shown at AMC’s The Walking Dead booth #4237 at Comic Con International in San Diego from July 24 – 27.
The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game.
We are living in a material world, and greed is good. Somewhere amidst all the synth music, hairspray and day-glow neon of the 1980s, greed and excessive wealth were not just accepted, they were downright admirable. The rampant economic discrepancies and class identification issues boiled to a head on screen in films like Pretty in Pink, The Secret of my Success, and Less Than Zero. Some filmmakers gave commentary on the wealth by creating the standard 1980s rich asshole character (who was usually played by James Spader) or by showing that wealth would make you forget the “good things” in life as is the theme is movies like Brewster’s Millions, Rain Man, and Baby Boom. But few films tackle the dystopian illusion to quite the extent of Brian Yuzna’s Society, and definitely not with as much latex and goo. It is tragic this film is so hard to find and has garnered such exceedingly limited releases in the States.
When you read the plot synopsis for Septic Man it definitely sounds a lot like The Toxic Avenger. Even a little bit like Swamp Thing. What we get is nothing like either of those movies but much darker and much more disgusting.
The story goes as follows: Jack is a septic repair man who is hired by the mysterious Prosser to fix the cities pipes, as the water has become so toxic that an evacuation has been called for. Jack’s wife, Lindsey, leaves but Jack stays behind to make money for her and their unborn baby. As he’s researching the pipes, he becomes trapped in a room full of toxic sewage and dead bodies.
As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, The Purge: Anarchy, inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.
The Purge: Anarchy scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims.
I’m back on “What the Flick?!” this week recapping episode 102 of FX’s The Strain, the latest horror series to hit the web. Joining me are William Bibbiani, Alonso Duralde and Ben Mankiewicz. Click on the player here to listen to our recap and analysis of the show. Is it getting better or worse?
In this installment of the series – entitled “The Box” – four survivors begin manifesting strange symptoms, but Eph and Nora’s attempt to quarantine them is thwarted as the disinformation campaign begins. Meanwhile, in jail, Setrakian receives a surprise visit from an old – a very old – acquaintance.
This Friday (July 25th) sees the iTunes/VOD release of Comes Back to Me. The thriller will be hitting select theaters as well at that time.
In the film, Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant.
Below, you’ll find the official one-sheet for the Magnet Release Honeymoon which arrives on iTunes/VOD and in select theaters September 12th. In the film, young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them.