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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quickie Question?

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Quick question for the ghouls out there.  What horror/Halloween urban legend scares you the most?  Let me know in the comments below!

Another attempt at Lovecraft



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I am a sucker for anything inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, let's just get that out of the way.  However, I think that after multiple attempts at filming some of his classic stories the old point has been proven that some of his work is just simply not film-able.  One of the few exceptions is "Call of Cthulhu" from the one and only H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.  If you haven't seen it yet and have any love at all for Lovecraft or vintage films, you need to check it out.  Click here to order it, you won't be sorry. Anyhow, Survivor Films is looking to add their film to the small catalog of quality Lovecraft films as well.  Filming has started on "Arkham Sanitarium" and it does sound as though the film could be another very well done recreation of some of Lovecraft's works.  Arkham will be an anthology style film, which seem to be so very popular these days, but that's ok,  I think most of us love anthology style movies, am I right?  The three short stories that will be included are; "The Haunter of the Dark", "The Shunned House", and "The Thing on the Doorstep", all of which will be part of a larger tale outside of the short stories as well.  Check out some stills from the film below.
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As far as the official film synopsis, here is what is listed on the official site.  "Arkham Sanitarium is an anthology of three short stories faithfully adapted from the works of H.P. Lovecraft – each of the three stories is set in 1930’s New England (specifically Providence, Rhode Island and the fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts). The stories are connected by an original ‘wraparound’ story. In this story – set in the 1950’s – Alice Crow investigates the strange stories surrounding the infamous Arkham Sanitarium."  I won't list each of the tale's individual descriptions, but if you love you some Lovecraft you already know what each tale will be about, and if not go catch up.  (What the hell are you thinking not keeping up to date on your Lovecraft mythos?)  No date is set for release, or at least not that I have seen, so keep your eyes peeled for that information.  I will try to keep all of you "Ghouls" informed on what is going on with production, because hopefully you are all as geeked as I am for this!  I know I will personally be counting down the days until I can get my hands on another quality piece of Lovecraft cinema!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

This gets me Everytime!

If you've been following my blog for any given length then you are fully aware of my disdain for anything involving eyeballs.  Well IFC's "Kidnapped" is looking to capitalize on my phobia by distributing this photo.  (actually I think it was a Bloody-Disgusting.com exclusive!)
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OH.......MY.............GOD.............
I need to crawl under the covers now, I am actually shivering.  Yes, I hate eyeball horror that much! 
Please click over to this Bloody-Disgusting link to read the original article.
(The image above belongs to IFC, but was uploaded via Bloody-Disgusting, as always if anyone sees this and wants it taken down please let me know and I would be happy to do so!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rumor Report!!

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Of all the horror themed Xbox 360 games I've played, Alan Wake stands out as one of my favorites.  So it very much excites me to report on a rumor that has been floating around the web for the last week or so.  It would seem as though Remedy is prepping some sort of Alan Wake sequel, but according to the lead developer, Oskair Hakkinen, the project is neither a sequel or DLC content for the first one.
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So this begs the question, what the hell do they have in store for us then?  Well apparently according to IGN.com and some other video game websites, the project will be an Alan Wake spin-off entitled, Alan Wake: Night Springs.  The game is supposedly being developed as an Xbox Live Arcade title.  Interesting eh?  For those of you who haven't played Alan Wake, "Night Springs" is a show within Alan's world that is a nod to "The Twilight Zone" (the game also has a huge reference to "Twin Peaks" in that you search for collectible coffee thermos' sic?)  The cool thing about the episodes in the game were that you could actually view them as short cut scene videos, and before you ask, yes they were amazing!!!  The nice thing about the timing of this rumor is that E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is happening next week. (this thing is like the granddaddy of video game expos)  E3 is where all of the companies basically debut all of their new projects for the upcoming year, so hopefully there will be some sort of confirmation as to what is going on with this project.  If you want to support Remedy games, please do yourself a favor and pick up Alan Wake as soon as you can, you won't be sorry.  Oh and click on this link to visit them - Remedy Games -  For any ghouls who still have no idea what Alan Wake is or want to know more you can read my review from last year by clicking right here.  One more thing I'd like to share with everyone is the prequel movie to Alan Wake.  This movie was part of the promotional campaign to help create hype for the game, and again you'll see the Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks inspiration within the film.  Don't worry if the movie doesn't make sense, the game doesn't either! (but that's ok, hopefully the spin-off will help explain things or maybe we'll get some sequels one day!)
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Dream:scape coming soon for iOS

For all you iPad owners out there (and even those who don't own one) I thought I'd share news of this upcoming game for the iOS. (this includes iPhone and iPad)  Dream:scape was created using Unreal technology and should have graphics similar to that of Infinity Blade.  For the ghouls out there who haven't seen this technology running on an actual iPad, check out the screen shots below and behold!!!!  Dream:scape is being described as an interactive experience, an immersive exploratory environment, and a haunting journey that will become your world.

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 Not many details have been spilled about the game other than it having a macabre/creepy/horror theme to it.  Another small detail that has been released teases us about the story which involves a coma patient discovering his dark past.  The game will sport over ten minutes of recorded dialogue and will flesh out the story using interactive 3D environments and written diary entries.

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 Some of the other features of the game as noted on the official website from Speedbump Studios are an original score from composer Isaias Garcia and 30 seamless acres of open world exploration, featuring fully realized interior and exterior locations.

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 No release date has been set yet, probably due to the game being delayed for compatibility issues.  As soon as I hear more I will let you ghouls know.  Seriously though, this is shaping up to possibly be one of the first big horror themed iPad games we've yet seen. (other than the new Army of Darkness iPad game, look for a review of that game coming soon!)

All images and information belong to Speedbump Studios
Please visit the official website by clicking here

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday the 13th

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 None of the same old reviews that every other blog is doing (just kidding blog friends!) on this sacred holiday of ours.  Nope just one simple question, what is your favorite Friday the 13th film?  Let me know in the comments.
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My all time favorite Friday the 13th Cover art!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A-Z Blogging Challenge Day 22

April 24th
V is for Vegetable
Vegetable, fu%$ing vegetable!  Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier during my A-Z Challenge I go for the win with a post on vegetables related to horror!  I probably don't even have to mention what movie uses a vegetable as a tool of the horror trade do I?  Well for those who can't quite put their finger on it, the movie I'm talking about is "Jack Frost"!
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Only in a movie about a killer snowman could there be a scene where a vegetable is used as a killing tool!  The scene in question stars the "American Pie" hottie, Shannon Elizabeth.
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After a very unsuccessful attempt at adding some sort of eroticism to the movie the bathing beauty notices something float up from the bottom of the tub.
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Somehow it seems as though Jack has lost his nose while sneaking into the tub with Shannon, however it isn't long before he materializes in full force freaking the shit out of Shannon Elizabeth!
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In a "you must see it to believe it" scene, we see Jack frost humping Shanon to death by way of carrot privates.  My only question is how did the carrot just "become" his, you know, part after floating up to the top of the tub?
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After the horror hottie is literally "humped" to death we see the villian put his nose back into place, thus ending one of the most bizarre horror, death, rape, scenes in horror movie cinema.
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I would like to thank blogger yet again for your amazing ability to center pictures!  Seriously w(hy)tf does blogger do this to me every few posts?