A second teaser promo has arrived for BBC America's three-night "In the Flesh" event that introduces us to the character Amy, portrayed by Emily Bevan. Will you be watching when it begins on Thursday, June 6th?
Synopsis: "In the Flesh" explores a post-zombie-uprising - from the zombie’s perspective. The series follows 18-year-old Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry; Anna Karenina, Quartet), a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer who, now treated with the medication Neurolax, is deemed ready to return to his parents’ home in the small village of Roarton. Since the passing of the PDS Protection Act, the government has set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of The Rising and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued. A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment boils in Roarton, the home of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF). Can Kieren’s neighbors forgive him for what he did in his untreated state? More importantly, can Kieren forgive himself?
"In the Flesh" takes a fresh approach to the zombie genre, using it to tell a story that tackles real family and domestic issues. It’s about feeling ‘other,’ exploring how chaos is born, and the destructive effects it can have on both the individual and the community.
Emily Bevan ("The Thick of It"), Steve Evets ("Shameless"), Kenneth Cranham ("Upstairs Downstairs"), Ricky Tomlinson ("The Royle Family"), David Walmsley ("Doctors"), and Harriet Cains (Human Beings) also star in this thought-provoking series about redemption, forgiveness, and the battle against prejudice. The three-part series, created and written by Dominic Mitchell, is directed by Jonny Campbell, with Ann Harrison-Baxter serving as producer and Hilary Martin as executive producer.
Part One premieres Thursday, June 6, 10:00pm ET/PT: Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer Kieren Walker returns home to the cauldron of Roarton but doesn't receive a warm welcome. His parents, Steve and Sue, are undoubtedly pleased to see him, but his sister, Jem, isn't so ready to pick up where they left off when Kieren died back in 2009. Meanwhile, the zombie-hating Human Volunteer Force, led by the violent Bill Macy, is ready to take action against any PDS sufferer reintegrated on their patch.
Part Two premieres Friday, June 7, 10:00pm ET/PT: Feeling trapped at home, Kieren escapes to his grave, where he is reunited with his old hunting partner, Amy Dyer, who persuades him to take a dangerous day trip. Kieren discovers that Rick, his former best mate who died in Afghanistan, is back in town. Amy convinces Kieren to go and see him at The Legion. After an awkward reunion, Kieren finds himself on an HVF hunting mission in the woods, where the night patrol has reported live rabid zombies roaming free.
Part Three premieres Saturday, June 8, 10:00pm ET/PT: After visiting the supermarket where he used to hunt with Amy, Kieren remembers that Jem once spared his life. Together, brother and sister confront the demons in their pasts and visit Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster (the parents of the girl from Kieren’s flashbacks, who fell victim to Kieren and Amy in the supermarket). Kieren feels momentarily better but then has to say goodbye to Amy, who is leaving Roarton in search of The Prophet. Will Kieren and Rick be able to find peace and acceptance as PDS sufferers in this highly-charged new world?
A new promo image for Ender's Game has made its way online, and we have it for you right here. Be warned though... it is nowhere near as cool or intimidating as Ben Kingsley rockin' his murder face!
Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, and Hailee Steinfeld star. Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood, opens theatrically on November 1st.
Look for more as it comes.
Synopsis In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
Based on the bestselling, award-winning novel, ENDER'S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
It's time to sink your teeth into the very first bit of artwork and an image gallery for director Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, which is billed as a crypto-vampire love story! Dig 'em while they're corpse cold!
The film stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, and John Hurt and is the story about a centuries-long love affair between two star-crossed vampires.
Hiddleston plays Adam, an underground musician who's deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his lover, Eve (Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve's wild and uncontrollable younger sister, Ava (Wasikowska).
Have you seen Full Moon's Ooga Booga yet? If not, you should. Like soon. Maybe even immediately as the little naughty dude is sure to slice his way straight into your hearts. Then if you're really obsessive...
If you head on over to Full Moon Direct, you can order yourself a pretty damned good replica of him!
For the first time only, and limited to 200 pieces each worldwide, Full Moon Playthings proudly presents the 1:1 scale Movie Accurate Replicas. Each puppet is handmade, every stitch of fabric is tailored to a perfectly scaled 1:1 reproduction of the original rod puppet used in the Iconic Film Series OOGA BOOGA and DOLL GRAVEYARD. Each replica is numbered and comes with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. Also included, a handsome display base. Here are the most painstakingly accurate reproductions of the character ever, fully authorized and guaranteed to be the centerpiece of your collection.
But wait! One of you lucky bastards is gonna get a chance to win one! Just visit the Full Moon Facebook page and post your idea for what the tagline should be for the upcoming Ooga Booga 2. Example: the tagline for Ooga Booga was "16 Inches with an Attitude!"
To further entice you to take part, here's a random image of Nikki Leigh cuddling a new friend. Why? Well, look at her! You're welcome!
If you're an enterprising horror fan looking for an extremely violent good time, then you should head over to your favorite digital outlet to download the unrated version of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which is available RIGHT NOW. Everyone else will have to wait for Blu-ray and DVD.
From the Press Release Boasting a worldwide box office of over $211 million, Tommy Wirkola's fantasy adventure Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand June 11th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will also be available early for Digital Download on May 21st.
The film stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel's The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Thomas Mann (Beautiful Creatures) and Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Written and directed by Wirkola (Dead Snow), the film tells the story of the brother and sister team seeking to avenge their parents’ deaths. But after a lifetime of hunting witches, Hansel and Gretel now must face an evil greater than anything they’ve seen: a terrifying new threat so massive, it could destroy the world as we know it.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be available in both its original theatrical version and an unrated version with never-before-seen footage in a Blu-ray/DVD combo or a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, both with UltraViolet. The combo packs boast revealing special features that take audiences behind the scenes for a look at the reinvention of the story, an in-depth examination of the gruesome witches and an up close and personal visit with the extraordinary troll, Edward. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD that includes the theatrical version of the film.
The Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray 3D includes the theatrical version of the film.
Special Features Blu-ray
Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
Reinventing Hansel & Gretel
The Witching Hours
Meet Edward the Troll
Special Features DVD
Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)
Welcome to the new, improved real paranormal section on Dread Central. We're calling it "The Seen and The Unseen." We're going to try to give you the best, the weirdest and the strangest of the paranormal news on the Internet.
So, without further explanation, shall we begin?
Do you like zombies? Yeah, most of you do. Personally, I think the old zombie stories from Voodoo folklore are way scarier than the "scientific" zombies dominating popular culture nowadays (shakes his cane at the damned Romero kids on the lawn).
Imagine my delight, then, when I came across this news item from The Daily Telegraph (Via Live Science) about a guy who "rose" from his coffin at his own funeral.
Friends and family of Brighton Zanthe thought he died from a possible bad case of the flu. As friends and family started to file past the coffin at the funeral, Brighton started to move his leg. His boss is the one who noticed. Here is a direct quote from the article:
“I was the first to notice Zanthe’s moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body,” said one of the mourners, Lot Gaka, who employs the man at his transport company. “This shocked me. We called an ambulance immediately. It’s a miracle and people are still in disbelief.”
Imagine the arguments those two will have at work from now on. "I saved you from being buried alive; can't you at least give me two hours of overtime?"
Turns out the poor guy wasn't "quite dead yet," which happens when a doctor doesn't declare someone "fully" and not "mostly" dead. The article from Live Science explains how humans used to test for death and how it often didn't work. This often resulted in people being buried alive and waking up in less desirable circumstances than our friend Zanthe from Zimbabwe.
Zanthe says he feels "fine" and is going to enjoy life more.
An exclusive clip for XLrator Media's next horror offering Dead Mine has arrived, and it proves once and for all that if someone originally had buried something, it may just be a pretty damned good idea to leave it be. Then again... what fun is that?
XLrator Media released Dead Mine on VOD on May 2nd with the Blu-ray and DVD to follow on May 28th. Look for it in your local fright flick emporium!
Directed and co-written (with Ziad Semaan) by UK director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), the film stars cult Japanese action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown), Ario Bayu, UK actors Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday, and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
Synopsis: The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go farther in.
Since the announcement of the Xbox One yesterday, gamers have had lots of questions. Will it be always online? Will it play used games? Can we trade in games? This latest FAQ straight from Microsoft does a good job of answering most of them. Dig it!
Q: Does Xbox One require an "always on" Internet connection?
A: No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet. We're designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection.
Q: How do consumers benefit by being connected to the cloud?
A: The cloud makes every experience better and more accessible. Because Xbox One is powered by the cloud:
- Your games have more power available to create new gameplay, persistent worlds, and deeper experiences.
- Your system and games can update automatically, so you shouldn't have to wait for downloads or updates.
- Your games and entertainment are stored and saved in the cloud, so you can access them anytime, from any Xbox One.* Start a game, movie, or TV show on one console and finish exactly where you left off on another.
- You can play multiplayer games with your friends, stream movies or TV shows right away, and enjoy the community and social features of Xbox Live.
- Xbox One can recognize you, log you in and tailor your home screen just for you.
- You can discover what your friends are playing, watching and listening to if they choose to share.
Subject to content geographical restrictions.]
These are just a few examples of how customers benefit from our platform being connected to the Internet. It brings the future of TV and games to our consumers-and it's designed for today and the next generation.
Q: When will Xbox One launch and in what markets?
A: Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. We'll have more to share later.
Q: Can I use my current gamertag on Xbox One and will my Gamerscore and Achievements transfer?
A: Yes. Your current Xbox Live Gamertag will stay with you on Xbox One if you choose to keep it, and your hard-earned Gamerscore and Achievements will indeed carry over from Xbox 360.
Q: Will Xbox One be backward compatible with my existing games?
A: Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games--games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment you have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.
Q: Will Xbox One allow players to trade in, purchase and play pre-owned games?
A: We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We'll have more details to share later.
Q: Will my current Xbox Live Gold membership work with Xbox One or will I have to buy a new one?
A: You do not need to buy a new Xbox Live Gold membership. Your current membership will work on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Q: Why require Kinect with every Xbox One?
A: The all new Kinect is now an essential and integrated part of the platform. By having it as a consistent part of every Xbox One, game and entertainment creators can build experiences that assume the availability of voice, gesture and natural sensing, leading to unrivaled ease of use, premium experiences and interactivity for you.
Q: Do I need to have a specific cable or satellite TV provider to watch live TV on Xbox One?
A: Our goal is to enable live TV through Xbox One in every way that it is delivered throughout the world, whether that's television service providers, over the air or over the Internet, or HDMI-in via a set top box (as is the case with many providers in the US). The delivery of TV is complex and we are working through the many technologies and policies around the world to make live TV available where Xbox One is available.
Q: Xbox One is a more powerful product compared to Xbox 360, but does it also use more power?
A: No. By providing multiple power states in Xbox One, we've balanced energy efficiency with functionality. We've taken a completely different approach to how Xbox One consumes power. It only uses the power it needs at that particular moment for the task at hand.
We first told you about the short Unearthed from Dalang Films way back in 2010. Finally the whole film has arrived, and if you have around twenty minutes to yourself, we recommend spending it going where no one has gone before. Yeah, we're still not over Star Trek. Sue us.
Co-written and directed by Lindsay Harris and Stuart Leach, Unearthed should be totally up the alley of sci-fi/horror hybrid fans. Check out the goods below, and for additional info and to see a few stills, visit Dalang Films.
Synopsis: In the near future... The world is in turmoil. The atmosphere is thick and heavy with pollution, and all natural resources are nearing exhaustion. Nations grow desperate, and many are willing to fight each other for what little remains. The situation is rapidly spiraling out of control. In an urgent bid to solve the problem, missions are launched to explore the universe for planets that may contain alternative sources of energy.
On the edge of space one of the mining ships, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource. Two crew members are chosen to undertake a prospecting mission to the desolate rock in order to take samples and survey the surface for later analysis. The mission goes well until they reach Grid Reference 3894, where they unexpectedly descend into a world they could only imagine in their nightmares and unearth a dark and terrifying truth.
A new video featuring director Ruairi Robinson and actress Olivia Williams waxing on from Cannes regarding their new flick, The Last Days on Mars, has surfaced online, and we have that and the first still ready and waiting for you!
Liev Schreiber (Scream 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) alongside Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore), Romola Garai (One Day, Atonement), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island, Zodiac), Tom Cullen (Weekend), Goran Kostic (In the Land of Blood and Honey, Taken), and Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman) star in the film.
The thriller is being produced by Qwerty Films' Michael Kuhn (The Duchess, Being John Malkovich) and Andrea Cornwall (The Scouting Book for Boys).
The Last Days on Mars, which was previously titled The Animators, follows the story of an astronaut crew on Mars on the verge of a major breakthrough, having collected rock specimens that reveal microscopic evidence of life. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars to collect further evidence for their discovery, but a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body is taken as a host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.