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XLrator Media Unleashing The Scribbler In September; Trailer Filled With Dark Atmosphere

9 hours ago

The film adaption of Dan Shaffer’s graphic novel, The Scribbler, began production back in 2012, and it’s been one that I’ve been anticipating for quite some time. Shaffer’s graphic novel is a fun one, and judging from the new trailer for the film (also penned by Shaffer), The Scribbler looks like a stylish and completely entertaining time, giving fans of sci-fi/genre films a gritty, dark future, full of colorful imagery and memorable characters.  Now acquired by XLrator Media, the film is finally set to be let loose on viewers, when it hits theaters, VOD and iTunes on September 19th.

The Scribbler follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured,” she’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her? »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Sanctuary: Quite A Conundrum

10 hours ago

The arrival of Kevin Smith and his debut film Clerks brought on the idea that talking fast and being extremely profane makes for an entertaining movie. What so many filmmakers didn’t take away from Smith’s film though, is that there has to be intelligence, wit, and heart behind those seemingly profane personalities. Without those elements, people just come off unlikable, which is sadly the case in Thomas L. Phillips’ debut, Sanctuary: Quite A Conundrum. A film that relies on vulgarity without charm, and throws enough twists into the equation to rival a dance party, but without any reason.

Beginning with an uncomfortable sex scene between an overweight middle aged bald man with an eye patch and Mimi, a much younger woman (and lead character), Sanctuary wastes no time before making it obvious how in your face the over the top vulgarity is with this one. After making fun »

- Jerry Smith

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Trailer For The Pyramid Bypasses Typical Mummy Adventure; Looks Scary As Hell!

12 hours ago

This is one I’m very excited about, fright fanatics. The trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Pyramid (hitting theaters on December 5th) dropped today, and not only does it mark the feature directorial debut of longtime Alexandre Aja writing partner Grégory Levasseur (the two co-wrote High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Maniac and others together), but it looks like it could very well be the first badass mummy film in ages. We’re not talking about Brendan Fraser being a lesser Indiana Jones in this one, no, judging from the creepy as hell trailer, Levasseur’s goal isn’t just to entertain, but to scare the crap out of you. Check it out!

 “The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets.  But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost »

- Jerry Smith

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Trailer Alert! Amityville: The Awakening!

14 hours ago

There have been countless Amityville themed & inspired movies, sequels, reboots, knock-offs, so on and so forth. And with the sudden resurgence of spooky-filled haunted house thrillers kicked off by the Paranormal Activity franchise and continued with the success of Insidious and The Conjuring, it was only a matter of time before a major studio returned to the one that started them all! Amityville Horror!

Amityville: The Awakening, this Weinstein Company “official” sequel/reboot has been in the works for quite a long time. So much so that the Asylum beat them to the punch with their found-footage style Amity-rip-off The Amityville Haunting back in 2012 when this was originially slated to come out. But alas, they waited for the right script and director, dropped the tired found-footage again (thankfully) and are ready to unleash the evil of this infamous house in January of 2015! And here’s the first trailer!

 

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- Rob Galluzzo

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Review: CAM2CAM (2014)

25 August 2014 5:56 PM, PDT

Anyone who has ever messed around with Chatroulette or similar sites can agree on  the fact that sometimes people can be creepy. You never know if you’re going to talk to someone just wanting some conversation, or if you’re going to get someone flashing you or in the plot of CAM2CAM, stalk and kill you. It’s an interesting setup, taking a pre-existing type of social media or internet chatrooms and injecting a horror thriller element into it, and while the setup sounds like it could a fun time, unfortunately CAM2CAM just doesn’t live up to the grand ideas that one might expect.

Opening with a internet encounter that ends with a woman getting brutally murdered, CAM2CAM then encounters a different woman (Tammin Sursock, “Pretty Little Liars“) arriving in Thailand to get away for a while, and almost instantly being hounded by people residing »

- Jerry Smith

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Sean Astin, Gina Gershon Joins Cast Of New Sequel, Bad Kids Go 2 Hell; First Film’s Star Directs This Time

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT

Fans of last year’s Bad Kids Go To Hell can get excited again, with the new announcement that Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord Of The Rings, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), his daughter Ali Astin, Sammi Hanratty, Drake Bell (Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh“)and the always great Gina Gershon (Joe, Bound) have all joined the cast of Bad Kids Go 2 Hell, the upcoming sequel to the 2013 horror film. A lot of the plot and twists are being keep under wraps for the time being, but we do know that Ben Browder, who starred as “Max” in the first film is returning not only as the same character, but will be directed Bad Kids Go 2 Hell, as his directorial debut. Rounding out the cast of the upcoming sequel, are Colby Arps, Sophia Taylor Ali, Matthew Frias and Erika Daly.

“In it’s four years later and a new »

- Jerry Smith

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TV Review: Monsters – S1E1: “The Feverman”

25 August 2014 11:07 AM, PDT

Horror is a genre that transcends all mediums, but package it in the form of an anthology-television series and you’ve found the key to my heart. If you’re familiar with my posts on Icons, you’ll know I’m a sucker for this stuff, especially Freddy’S Nightmares! Despite the fact that they really aren’t too many bonafide classics (apart from the obvious usual suspects), it’s a format I enjoy if anything for the eclectic variety and ability to quickly invest in a segment without worrying about continuity. One of my morning rituals is to turn on The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, or something of that ilk while I eat breakfast for those reasons. If I love it, I’ll continually revisit it (“Walking Distance” in particular), and if I’m not too keen on it, it’s ok because the next episode will be entirely independent of itself. »

- Justin Edwards

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