Chicago Is Getting Another Round Of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare!

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Tickets go on sale for all Great American Nightmare dates on FRIDAY, JULY 31. OCTOBER 2 & 4 will also feature TWO special concerts with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. “I am thrilled to be bringing The Great American Nightmare back to the Chicago area for its second year,” says Rob Zombie. “After last year’s overwhelming response we’ve decided to return with a completely new Nightmare. It’s more vile and disgusting than ever. Have fun.” Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare 2015 will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: CAPTAIN SPAULDING’S CLOWN SCHOOL IN 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten even the bravest patrons, who won’t know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying. THE DEVIL’S REJECTS: The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes … [Read more...]

First Poster For ‘Goosebumps’ Has Been Released!

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This October 16th we're getting Jack Black's 'Goosebumps' and we've got the first poster to share with you! In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong. … [Read more...]

NecronomiCon Providence Will Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft’s 125th Birthday

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The countdown is on and passes are selling fast for NecronomiCon Providence 2015! The world’s foremost celebration of author H.P. Lovecraft and the many writers and artists he inspired returns August 20-23 to the Biltmore and Omni hotels in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. With Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence as a backdrop, this four-day event will serve as a tribute to his influential writing, as well as the city’s celebrated culture and history. This year’s convention coincides with the 125th anniversary of Lovecraft’s birth in 1890, and organizers are busy coordinating citywide festivities to commemorate the grand occasion. H.P. Lovecraft is often considered the father of supernatural horror fiction. Many authors and filmmakers, from Stephen King to Guillermo del Toro, point to Lovecraft as a primary inspiration for their own work. Although there are several Lovecraft events held around the world, only NecronomiCon Providence has the unique distinction of … [Read more...]

July JournalStone Hellnotes Newsletter

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Let's go ahead and get this out of the way. The newsletter is late. I know it, you know it, so I won't quibble about it. The good news is that you're still going to get to see what great books JournalStone has for you this month. Gary A. Braunbeck's Keepers is out this month, and you won't want to miss it. We have been excited from the very first day that we signed Gary, and this book will let you know why. You really will want to order this one today. You'll also want to get the latest issue of Dark Discoveries Magazine. If you have ever looked to the future with a touch of fear because of the dizzying pace of scientific progress, this is the issue for you. I haven't really mentioned this before, but I hope you've noticed the links provided in the newsletter that take you to book and magazine reviews posted on the Hellnotes website. We have a group of reviewers who work hard to find the latest in horror fiction and let you know what books are worth your … [Read more...]

Fallout Shelter Available on Android Starting August 13th!

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We're pleased to announce that Fallout Shelter™, the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios®, will be available worldwide for FREE on Google Play for Android devices on 13th August. The game will also include all-new updates including the introduction of Mr. Handy - the ultimate robotic companion - as a premium reward. Use him to collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect loot, or defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including new threats like Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations. This update will also be available on iOS on the same day. Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Following its release in June … [Read more...]

‘Kidnapped’ – Psychological Horror Game Releases into Early Access

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Deceptive Games has announced its first game, “Kidnapped,” for all desktop platforms. “We have been very busy in development, to ensure the game runs at its best on all Platforms. We hope to have a steady framerate on every platform,” said Gavin Powell, game creator and director for Deceptive Games. “We have decided to release the game in Early Access, as this allows eager players to get hands on with the game, and to help shape the game in the final months of development. At this point, we would like to thank everyone who has supported the development of the game, and really hope people enjoy playing the game.” Kidnapped is a psychological, story-driven adventure horror game, with a great emphasis on exploration, puzzle solving and combat. And, tells the story of Sebastian Lee who vanished during 1992, never to be heard from again. Kidnapped dynamically changes the game world as the player progresses, and aims to unnerve the player. Traverse through a … [Read more...]

John Carpenter’s Asylum Wins Silver Medal at Foreword Magazine’s INDIEFAB Awards

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Foreword Reviews announced the winners of its annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards for the best indie books of 2014 and John Carpenter's Asylum won silver in the graphic novel category. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, the winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 63 categories. This year’s list of winners includes the Dalai Lama, Lev Grossman, Jeet Heer, Chuck Palahniuk, Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Lee & Low Books, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kent State University Press, Rizzoli, Abingdon Press, Quirk Books, Cleis Press, and Six Sisters Stuff, among others. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s indie authors and publishers.  The book also was included in Village Voice's best of 2014 graphic novel list. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention awards were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers and announced at a special program … [Read more...]

Paranormal Activity Virtual Reality Game Coming in 2016

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VRWERX Announces First Virtual Reality Game for popular Paramount Pictures franchise Paramount Pictures’ horror film franchise “Paranormal Activity” is spawning a new virtual reality video game. VRWERX, a division of Beast Media Group dedicated to virtual reality content, is announcing a “Paranormal Activity VR” video game to be released in 2016 for all major head-mounted displays including HTC Vive, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift; PC; mobile; and consoles, including Xbox One and PlayStation® 4. “Paranormal Activity” is the second highest-grossing horror franchise of all time and has earned more than $800 million worldwide to date. The sixth film in the series, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” will be released in October. “’Paranormal Activity’ is the perfect property for VRWERX. This franchise represents a huge audience that loves visceral, unbridled terror, which we intend to intensify through the incredible immersion that only virtual … [Read more...]

Marvelous Europe announces ‘Corpse Party: Blood Drive’ on PlayStation® Vita

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Marvelous Europe today announced that ‘Corpse Party: Blood Drive’ for PlayStation®Vita will release digitally and physically this Halloween and is available NOW to pre-order from the Marvelous Europe Store. Corpse Party features two physical editions priced at £44.99 & £29.99 respectively, and will also be available as a standard digital download exclusively from the PlayStation®Vita Store for £29.99. The £44.99 limited edition comes with an exclusive art book and double audio CD showcasing the best artwork and music from the series, and is available to pre-order exclusively at www.corpseparty.eu Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the final instalment of the Horror Adventure story that began with Corpse Party on PlayStation Portable in 2010, followed by Corpse Party: Book of Shadows in 2013.Corpse Party: Blood Drive allows players to control both individuals and groups of characters as they explore the Heavenly Host Elementary school as well as other notable … [Read more...]

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth is a classic horror novella by H.P. Lovecraft. It tells the first-person story of a young man on break from college who travels to an isolated seaside New England village and discovers that it is run by a cult and most of the townsfolk are doomed to devolve into weird amphibious monstrosities as they age. The cultists attempt to murder him and he escapes, only to later discover that he is descended from the sea captain who brought the cult and monsters to the village and that he, too, is doomed. The most striking thing about the novella is its atmosphere and setting. Lovecraft creates a viscerally repulsive picture of the decaying town and its degenerate inhabitants: We met no one on the road, but presently began to pass deserted farms in varying stages of ruin. Then I noticed a few inhabited houses with rags stuffed in the broken windows and shells and dead fish lying about the littered yards. Once or twice I saw listless-looking … [Read more...]

Just Launched: Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Sacred Agony’

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"Sacred Agony" is a survival horror game where the player takes control of the soul with the ability to possess creatures and people on its path. The goal of the game is to bring back memories and escape from Hell. Players on this journey will visit four completely different environments. The project will debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Windows). Sacred Agony has the ambition to become an amazing, AAA video game with unique gameplay and a dark story. First person perspective will give players an immersive experience, which was tested and well received in similar survival horror games. Development will require 18 team members and 15 months of production, with release date set for December 2016. Sacred Agony wouldn't have made it this far if not for the support of gamers, the press, and fellow developers. Since the original prototype, we have changed the graphic engine to the latest version of Unreal Engine 4, and completed our vision of the … [Read more...]

‘Ghost Town’ Release Details

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The good. The bad. The Satanic. Scream Factory proudly presents the Empire Pictures classic Ghost Town on July 28, 2015 in its Blu-ray debut. A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years… When a modern-day sheriff’s deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town’s past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended dimension are only the setting for a frightening battle for the mind, nerves and flesh. Starring Franc Luz (The Nest, When Harry Met Sally), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Oblivion, Puppetmaster), Catherine Hickland (Witchery) and Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever, Chinatown, Walking Tall), Ghost Town is an unnerving, white-knuckle walk into the wild, undead west. Shout! … [Read more...]

SYFY’S ‘SHARKNADO 3’ TAKES SOCIAL MEDIA BY STORM

Proving its might as a global pop culture phenomenon, Syfy’s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! chomped its way to two billion Twitter impressions – doubling the one billion impressions for 2014’s Sharknado 2: The Second One. Generating more Twitter activity than every episode of the final season of Mad Men, every episode of this season’s The Bachelor and Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement, Sharknado 3 trended #1 in the United States and #2 worldwide. Following this record-breaking social media performance, Syfy and The Asylum announced they have greenlit Sharknado 4, expected to make landfall in July 2016. After destroying Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and much of the Eastern Seaboard, where will the sharks strike next? And will April Wexler (Tara Reid) live or die? Fans can decide if April makes it to Sharknado 4 by voting #AprilLives OR #AprilDies on Twitter or by visiting http://Sharknado.Syfy.com. Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program … [Read more...]

Dark Regions Press Launching Most Ambitious Project to Date I AM THE ABYSS on Kickstarter

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The most ambitious project from award-winning Portland, Oregon based specialty publisher Dark Regions Press to date, I AM THE ABYSS, is a new fiction anthology of horror and dark fantasy containing ten unique interpretations of the underworld by ten different authors. The Kickstarter campaign launch date is now official: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. Based on the concept that after we die our consciousness inverts into our own realms of subconscious thought, I AM THE ABYSS will contain original novella length stories written exclusively for the project by Laird Barron, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael Marshall Smith, Jeffrey Thomas, Reggie Oliver, Kealan Patrick Burke and three more bestselling authors of horror and dark fantasy. Award-winning artist Les Edwards is creating an original two-page panoramic color spread to precede each story, giving us a window into each respective underworld. World renowned artist Menton3 will be creating an … [Read more...]

SGL Entertainment Is Set To Bring Us ‘Dreadtime Stories’

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SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have just signed a deal with Jacob Grim and Sal Hernandez of STX Media for the distribution of “Dreadtime Stories,” a horror anthology film consisting of 10 tales of terror. Synopsis:A party turns bizarre when a malevolent book makes its way into the hands of the attendees who reveal its tales of monsters, madmen and the supernatural. Some stories are better left untold. Dreadtime Stories will be screened at The Horrific Film Fest in San Antonio and the Montreal Horror Fest in Montreal, Canada. The movie was written by Jacob Grim and Sal Hernandez, produced by Sal Hernandez and directed by Jacob Grim. The Film features more than 50 cast members. Dreadtime Stories will be available in the US and Canada on Blu-ray, DVD, Comcast Xfinity Cable TV and the top VOD sites like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO and more in early 2016 via SGL Entertainment with their partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights … [Read more...]