‘Shark Killer’ Trailer


40 Summers after Jaws defined the modern blockbuster, audiences still fear the deadly power of the Great White shark. Now, the tables have turned in a new action-thriller from cult horror director Sheldon Wilson (Shallow Ground, Kaw, Scarecrow). Shark Killer, an Out of Africa and Shark Killer Production, makes its debut exclusively on digital download to own and rent on June 16th on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu. In the action-packed movie, a deadly black-finned shark becomes the object of intense interest from some very determined bad guys when it swallows a valuable diamond during a gang transaction. The man enlisted to track down and kill the shark is Chase Walker (Derek Theler, Baby Daddy), engaged by his brother, the head of a South African crime ring. For Chase, however, being asked to neutralize one of the most fearsome creatures on the planet – and then successfully retrieve a precious stone from its belly -- is only part of the … [Read more...]

‘Through the Woods’ Demo Now Available, See Players Reacting To Norwegian Trolls


The demo of this third-person psychological horror game is now freely available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Inspired by Norse mythology and Classic Japanese horror games, Through the Woods draws heavily from the dark folklore and paintings the developers in Antagonist grew up with. Players will have to face real Norwegian forest Trolls in this demo, and the full game will feature even darker dangers of mythological origins. Runes based on a real Scandinavian runic alphabet can be found across the island in the demo, if you manage to translate them you will uncover some of the terrible horrors that you will encounter in the full game. Set on an island off the coast of Norway,  Through the Woods tells the story of the extremes a mother would go to in order to save her child.  The narrative begins with the mother, Karen, who is being interrogated regarding the mysterious disappearance of her son.  Gameplay starts as she recounts the terrible events … [Read more...]

GSN Has Hired The Soska Sisters For ‘Hellevator’


GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has greenlit eight episodes of a new horror-themed game show, HELLEVATOR.  The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse.  The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues GSN’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including the successful SKIN WARS and soon-to-debut STEAMPUNK’D.   In HELLEVATOR, a team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, the elevator moves on without them. Horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the “Twisted Twins,” pull the strings … [Read more...]

Hero Initiative & Dark Horse Comics Unveil ‘The HELLBOY 100’!


The Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need, unveiled its latest project today, The HELLBOY 100, in collaboration with HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics. To create the HELLBOY 100, Dark Horse Comics printed 100+ blank covers of the landmark first issue of HELLBOY & THE BPRD: 1952, written by Mignola and John Arcudi and featuring the art of Alex Maleev with colors by Dave Stewart. The Hero Initiative then commissioned internationally renowned comic book artists to do an original drawing on each cover, including Gabriel Bá, John Cassaday, Fábio Moon, Eric Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz and Mignola himself. The originals will be auctioned off via eBay.com at the rate of approximately 10 per week for 10 weeks. Both hardcover and softcover editions of a book collecting all the covers will published by Dark Horse Comics in September, 2015. “Many of the comic … [Read more...]

SDCC 2015: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Graphic Released


The image will appear around the fan-based convention from July 8-12. A “Fear the Walking Dead” Comic Con panel with the cast and executive producers will take place on Friday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT in Hall H. “Fear The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason along with Executive Producer and Showrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and Dave Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick. “Fear The Walking Dead” -Panel from 1:00-2:00pm on Friday, July 10, Hall H -Autograph session 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday, July 11, Hilton Gaslamp Starlight Terrace A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49,“Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was … [Read more...]

Another region for ‘Nightbanes: Field of the Dead’ brings new quests, creatures and more!


Once or twice a year the Field Of The Dead materializes and extends the profound collecting card game Nightbanes by a new timely limited region, bringing new epic quests, many loot cards as well as a new booster and some beautiful hand-crafted pemium cards. Log in now and get all of this before it's too late! About Nightbanes Nightbanes is a digital collectible card game set in an alternate modern horror universe where vampire clans are waging an endless war for dominance. Conquer the underworld as an almighty vampire lord by sending your minions and allies into battle. Duel other lords in different PvP modes or master the single player campaign earning additional powerful cards the further you journey. Step into modern, urban battlegrounds filled with magic and gruesome creatures. Fight horrifying monsters, werwolfes, wild animals, corrupted humans, and even battle robots, aliens and dragons. Build your deck according to your preferred play style and … [Read more...]

New No-Cost iOS App “Arctic Defences” from Ulrik Motzfeldt is an Epic Multi-Level Battle vs. Zombie Invaders Across Islands, Mountains & Tundra


Arctic Defences from Ulrik Motzfeldt takes gamers onto a frozen polar zone that is being overrun by over 20 different types of zombie enemies -- including infantry and aviation -- who are surprisingly resilient, extremely angry, and determined to win at all costs. The new no-cost app is available from the App Store. When most people think of the Arctic, they imagine vast fields of snow and ice, frigid temperatures, beautiful panoramic landscapes, and perhaps the occasional walrus or polar bear sighting. However, app developer Ulrik Motzfeldt had something rather different in mind when he created the new no-cost iOS app Arctic Defences – because instead of walruses and polar bears, his unique vision of the Arctic is full of zombies and battles. Described by an impressed reviewer as “the best Arctic tower defense game ever!”, Arctic Defences takes gamers onto a frozen polar zone that is being overrun by over 20 different types of zombie enemies -- including … [Read more...]

‘Overdosed: A Trip to Hell’ Gets The Steam Seal Of Approval


Overdosed: A Trip to Hell has been  approved through Steam Greenlight only about a month into its campaign and the arcade style twin-stick rouge-like shooter will be available for PC on Steam once the game is complete. The game is also coming into it's final weekend on its Kickstarter campaign, which if successful, will allow Lazy Games to have more content available at launch. We're giving our Kickstarter campaign backers a chance to literally leave their mark on Overdosed: A Trip to Hell by giving them the opportunity to draw a doodle for the game's “floor of fame” as well as early beta access and the chance to vote for the next theme to be added to the game. You can try out the current demo by clicking the download link on the kickstarter page, and you can also and find more information about the game on  our website. … [Read more...]

NIGHTMARES ILLUMINATED. The column for horror evangelists. 056 Tempest in a Tar Pit

a vs z

So here’s the thing: When I lived out West I got used to the Rocky Mountains as a back-up for the multitudinous ranges in Alaska. It worked pretty well. The Rockies (The Winds, The Tetons…you get it) are great. Back in the East now, a place where I expect to stay for the next twenty years, things are flat-like in most areas. I am adjusting. The Adirondacks are good, the Green Mountains, although short, remind a little of the Chugach, and the White Mountains are modest with the towering Mount Washington looking over it all. I certainly shouldn’t be complaining – what a beautiful place this is and I like it. The gnawing dissatisfaction I feel, then, must be a symptom of something else. But what? Probably just hubris, me thinking about seeking something else better than the fantastic situation I find myself in. “What ever happened to all the fun in the world?” What is wrong with me? Thank god I have books to read while I mull all this. Hex Publishers has … [Read more...]

Nerdist Industries To Bring Us ‘The Hive’


This fall, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries brings you a new vision of terror with sci-fi horror film The Hive, the first release under his Nerdist Presents film label. Nerdist is bringing the film to Comic-Con for fans to get their first look at the future of horror; a film James Gunn calls, “The most horrifying love story ever!” From the producer of Scream, Nerdist Presents The Hive turns the contagion genre on its proverbial bleeding ear. The cross-genre thriller starring Gabriel Basso (Kings of Summer, Super 8), Kathryn Prescott (MTV’s Finding Carter, Skins), Jacob Zachar (Greek) and Gabrielle Walsh (Vampire Diaries, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) received raves after its debut at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Nerdist Founder and CEO Chris Hardwick said, “THIS MOVIE IS SO MUCH DAMN FUN. The first time I saw it I was blown away by how fresh and inventive the story was, which is no small feat in horror. I knew right away I wanted to help get this movie … [Read more...]



Actor Frankie Muniz, entertainers Penn & Teller, multi-Grammy winner Ne-Yo, NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, author Jackie Collins, actor Lou Ferrigno and former MythBusters host Grant Imahara will join the star-studded cast of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! when the global pop culture sensation premieres on Syfy on Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM (ET/PT). The third installment in the Sharknado franchise will also premiere on Syfy in 87 countries within 24 hours of the US premiere. Ian Ziering (Fin), Tara Reid (April) and Cassie Scerbo (Nova) star in Sharknado 3, which will cause mass destruction in Washington, DC, then roar down the Eastern Seaboard before the final confrontation in Orlando, Florida. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin’s father, Gil); Bo Derek (April’s mother, May) and Nickelodeon stars Ryan Newman (April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard) and Jack Griffo (Claudia’s friend, Billy). Among the newly-announced cameos, Frankie … [Read more...]

Thrilling New No-Cost “Psycho Escape” by Trapped Features Multiple Puzzles, Mysteries, Levels – and a Relentless Killer


In Trapped’s thrilling new game Psycho Escape, users must skillfully solve a variety of mind-bending mysteries and puzzles and make their way through various levels – or else become a relentless killer’s next victim. The no-cost app is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android. There are two distinct types of horror-genre “escape” type games in the app world. The first type – which, sadly, includes overwhelming majority of them -- is predictable, uncreative, boring, and sometimes even laughable. However, the other type is spellbinding, original, challenging and, most important of all, completely thrilling. Fortunately, the new no-cost release from Trapped entitled Psycho Escape is definitely in the latter category. Available now for iPhone/iPad and coming very soon for Android devices, The Psycho Escape back story is the stuff of nightmares – which means that it’s wonderfully terrifying and vividly unforgettable. It goes like this: A psycho killer is on the … [Read more...]

The Return of Ash In The Latest ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Teaser


The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” is rolling out new teasers this week for the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015. Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil … [Read more...]

SDCC 2015: ‘Scream Factory’ Is Giving An “Inside Look” At Their Upcoming Titles


Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2015 with a dynamic line-up sure to delight pop culture enthusiasts of all ages. Shout! Factory is a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and its Comic-Con offerings, which span its popular Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™ brands, are sure to please devoted fans of popular home entertainment properties, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. This year, Shout! Factory unveils an exciting panel event, new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusives and engaging booth activities. Fans and attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor. Convention attendees who are genre and horror film buffs, obscure franchise fanatics, animation aficionados, fans of retro television or who just have a penchant for pop culture entertainment will not want to miss this year’s panel … [Read more...]

SOMA Trailer And Release Details Announced


Frictional Games has announced a September 22nd launch date for SOMA on PC and PS4. Thanks to the clever work of dedicated fans deciphering the secrets of the recent ARG, the newest gameplay trailer has been unlocked. SOMA is the upcoming sci-fi horror experience from Frictional Games, creator of the genre-defining Amnesia and Penumbra series. Something is happening in PATHOS-2. Communications have gone dark. Key personnel have gone missing or been declared dead in preceding weeks, and the machines are acting… strangely, almost human. … [Read more...]