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"You... are dead-center of the greatest scientific event in the history of man." From the Rage Virus to a sun-baked suicide space mission to a gritty adaptation of Judge Dredd, Alex Garland has penned screenplays as thought-provoking as they are suspenseful. In Ex Machina, his directorial debut, he explores the remarkable potential of artificial intelligence in an eerie, post-modern setting where both cabin fever and experimental trickery could be at work. Ex Machina makes its North American debut later this month at the SXSW Film Festival, and a new trailer for the film teases machine-induced mind games. Read More

2015/03/03 18:24:33 UTC by Derek Anderson

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In addition to being depicted in black and white on the paneled page, the comic book version of The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes has some other key differences in appearance compared to his TV counterpart (though there are plenty of similarities, too), all of which are captured in Diamond Select Toys' new Rick Grimes vinyl bust bank that comes out this summer. Also due out when flowers are in full bloom and snow is a distant memory are four new Universal Monsters action figures, a zombified Sabretooth from the Marvel Zombies comic book series, a Godzilla vinyl bank mirroring the radioactive reptile's look in 1974's Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and the return of the popular Plants Vs. Zombie Garden Warfare figures line, complete with more wacky weaponry. Read More

2015/03/03 17:39:18 UTC by Derek Anderson

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Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have details on how you can support Tom Savini's Nightmare City remake that's presented by Umberto Lenzi, the director of the 1980 original, a look at a new poster and information for the Halloween-related documentary, Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran, and the reveal of who will play the lead role in Fox's Frankenstein pilot.

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2015/03/03 16:39:12 UTC by Derek Anderson

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About two months from now, we'll see the return of Showtime's Penny Dreadful and its cast of eclectic characters, including Vanessa, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, Sembene, and more. In the second season there will be "no rest for the wicked", a theme reflected in emotive new character posters featuring the aforementioned familiar faces and others, as well.

Also recently revealed is a new behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot for the posters, complete with observances on the horrors to come in the sophomore season in which, as Josh Hartnett puts it, "the hunters have now become the prey." Read More

2015/03/03 01:09:32 UTC by Derek Anderson

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It wasn't the homecoming Rick and Carl might have hoped for. Coming back to King County, Georgia, along with Michonne, the father and son were reminded of what life was once like pre-apocalypse, and as bittersweet as those memories were, they couldn't compare to the living, breathing blast from the past: a grieving, crazed Morgan.

The twelfth episode of season three, "Clear" ranks as one of the most poignant and powerful entries in AMC's The Walking Dead, featuring a moving performance by Lennie James and an eerie ghost town atmosphere. The booby-trapped main street made for a particularly memorable set, and now you can actually live where those walkers were once speared, as nine buildings in downtown Grantville, Georgia, which served as the filming location for the "Clear" episode of season three, are now for sale on eBay. Read More

2015/03/03 00:14:20 UTC by Derek Anderson

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"Often the most fearsome landscapes are hiding the most succulent gardens." We're back with another trio of trailers for our latest round-up, taking you to a 17th-century witch war in the second season of Salem, a killer's home intrusion viewed found footage style in the SXSW Midnighters movie, Hangman, and the delightfully retro tease of the 1989-set horror film, The Barn. Read More

2015/03/02 23:05:37 UTC by Derek Anderson

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Bringing together characters from different comic book series from diverse eras, the Battleworld setting of Marvel's new Secret Wars is shaping up to be a paneled page experience unlike anything we've seen to date, and for horror hounds, the incorporation of the Marvel Zombies world into the mix really ramps up the anticipation for select segments in the grand Secret Wars storyline kicking off this summer. First, it was revealed that Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies will come out this June, and not long after that announcement was made, the Marvel Zombies Battleworld-set series was unveiled, giving us a look at more macabre mayhem from Marvel this summer. Read More

2015/03/02 22:03:08 UTC by Derek Anderson

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They fought till dawn to survive season one, but even though certain characters on El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series were able to keep culebras from chomping their necks, they're still far from being safe in the upcoming 10-episode second season, which began production today and is slated for a late summer debut. It's been revealed that the season two premiere is being directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a list of familiar horror directors announced to helm other second season episodes starring the returning cast members whose characters managed to stay alive. Read More

2015/03/02 20:23:39 UTC by Derek Anderson

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Windows, open graves, the shimmering surface of Crystal Lake—Friday the 13th fans have seen Jason Voorhees attack from a plethora of places, but his new hiding spot is an especially surprising one: a coffee table.

Made by the folks at Australia's Slaughter FX in creepy custom fashion, this frightening Friday the 13th furniture piece features the top half of a post-Friday the 13th Part VI Jason Voorhees, with his exposed ribcage wrapped in Tommy Jarvis' chain and eerie eyes that might make you think twice about setting down your cup of coffee. Read More

2015/03/02 19:48:32 UTC by Derek Anderson

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Transferred from the walker-ridden wild to the surreal suburban normalcy of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, a clean-shaven Rick Grimes and his eclectic family are slowly getting reacquainted with civilization, enjoying luxuries like indoor plumbing but also finding the sheer shock of their new digs overwhelming at times. Their roles in Deanna's walled-in community are explored further in "Forget", next week's installment of AMC's The Walking Dead, and we have photos and a preview video from the upcoming episode, the latter offering a little insight into Alexandria citizen Olivia. Read More

2015/03/02 18:07:54 UTC by Derek Anderson