death stranding trailer mads mikkelsen

Few game video game designers have managed to blur the line between interactive gaming and cinema quite as effectively as Hideo Kojima, so is it any surprise that the trailer for his latest project, the oddly titled Death Stranding, features characters played by Mads Mikkelsen and director Guillermo del Toro in motion capture performances? We still don’t know how this game plays or what it’s about or when it’s expected to hit shelves, but these actors (and the sensibilities on display in this footage) suggest that Kojima is trying to draw as many cinephiles into his web as he is gamers.

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the autopsy of jane doe trailer

André Øvredal‘s The Autopsy of Jane Doe was one of my favorite movies at Fantastic Fest 2016 and one of the best horror films I’ve seen in a year that has been very kind to the genre. It will be released on VOD platforms on December 20, 2016 and in select theaters on December 21, 2016. If you like good horror movies that value performances and mood and character as much as they value scares, you should go out of your way to see it. If it’s playing in a theater near you, it’s worth the price of admission. This is such an audience movie.

And if you’ve already decided to see it, I’d recommend skipping the latest trailer, which tips its hand a little too much and teases a few too many of the film’s finest scares.

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Mondo Gremlins Prints - Matt Ryan Tobin

Now that it’s December, there’s no better time to get Gremlins out for a little holiday viewing. It’s not usually a big part of the array of holiday movies that hit TV like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and so on, but it’s an outstanding Christmas movie for those who don’t need all the faux holiday cheer and would rather see little monsters wreak havoc on a small town.

In honor of Gremlins, the folks over at Mondo have released a couple new collectible prints from Matt Ryan Tobin and Glen Brogan. The two prints pay tribute to both Gremlins and the wacky, unabashed sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and they’re both outstanding. Plus, there’s a batch of Gremlins enamel pins you can add to your collection.

Check out the new Mondo Gremlins prints after the jump. Read More »

alien covenant poster

Alien: Covenant is one of the most intriguing sequels sitting on the horizon, a film that seems to be picking up the most successful pieces of Prometheus and injecting them with the more traditional “oh my God something is going to kill me” terror that defined director Ridley Scott‘s original 1979 classic. The first poster for the film has arrived and it’s noteworthy for two reasons: it reveals that the sixth Alien film has once again changed release dates and it makes it very clear that this will be a horror movie.

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Tales from the Crypt comics

From 1950 to 1955, EC Comics published 27 issues of Tales from the Crypt. When a new reboot of Tales From the Crypt was announced, the word was it’d be influenced more by William Gaines and Al Feldstein‘s stories than the HBO anthology series that aired from 1989 to 1996. According to the man spearheading the reboot, director M. Night Shyamalan (Split), the new series will adapt some stories from the comics.

Below, learn more about how the Tales From the Crypt series will take cues from the original comics.

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Brett Gelman in Stranger Things

The cast of Stranger Things has already gained some new members to join everyone who survived the first season of The Duffer Brothers sci-fi horror series on Netflix. Sean Astin and Paul Reiser were recently added to the cast of the second season of the show, and now one more key player will be joining them.

Comedian Brett Gelman will be taking a role in Stranger Things season two, and the character he’s playing couldn’t be more perfect for him. Find out more about casting after the jump. Read More »

the last of us movie

Of all the video games that hang out on the horizon and constantly promise to arrive and break the dreaded “video game movie curse” by actually being, you know, good, Uncharted and The Last of Us loom the largest. That’s no coincidence, as both games are the work of Naughty Dog, a developer that has always shown a keen interest in creating fascinating characters and telling terrific stories alongside their reliably strong gameplay.

We’ve covered the dramatic ups and downs of the Uncharted movie for years now, but The Last of Us (a serious-minded post-apocalyptic tale that plays like The Walking Dead with a conscience) has remained largely in the shadows since it was announced back in 2014. The handful of updates we have been given haven’t been especially hopeful…and the latest update doesn’t break that trend.

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don't breathe 2

2016 has been a banner year for awful things happening to the world in general, so maybe it’s appropriate that it’s been a banner year for horror cinema. After all, this is a genre that takes great pleasure in chewing up our miseries and spitting them out, allowing us to cackle at our misfortunes or comprehend our personal dread. A wave of great horror movies was exactly what we needed this year.

And one of those great horror movies was Fede Alvarez‘s Don’t Breathe, a vicious, hard-hearted thriller about a the criminals who break into the home of a secluded blind man and learn the hard way that he’s not someone to be underestimated. It turns out that the film’s conclusion, which left the door for further horror wide open, was a promise as Don’t Breathe 2 is currently in the works.

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LEGO Stranger Things

Even though the buzz surrounding Stranger Things has died down since the summer, fans are hungry for any scrap of news they can get about the second season. But since we don’t frequently get updates like Sean Astin and Paul Reiser being added to the cast in key roles, sometimes we just need some Stranger Things stuff to hold us over, and we’ve got a nice little video to do just that.

One dedicated fan and LEGO builder has decided to recreate some of the scenes from Stranger Things using some custom minifigures and sets and the magic of stop-motion animation. Watch the LEGO Stranger Things video after the jump, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the entire first season. Read More »

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walking dead ending

There is currently no end in sight for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Season eight has already been ordered, but earlier this year, AMC’s president said they want to keep the show going as long as Robert Kirkman‘s comic still provides enough material. Understandably, AMC has zero interest in ending The Walking Dead at the moment, but they also don’t know what the ending of the show is yet.

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