TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D New Poster!

The legend continues…
HE'S BACK...AND MORE HORRIFYING THAN EVER!  
TEXAS CHAINSAW is back and ready to DOMINATE all that gets in the way!  Get your readers excited for the return of fear by checking out these gruesome faces in this brand new TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D POSTER!

EVIL WEARS MANY FACES…You might want to sleep with the light on. 

With gruesome surprises in store for a whole new generation, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D stars Alexandra Daddario (Heather Miller) and Dan Yeager (Leatherface), Introducing Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson (Ryan), Scott Eastwood (Carl), Tania Raymonde (Nikki), Shaun Sipos (Darryl), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Kenny), James MacDonald (Officer Marvin), Thom Barry (Sheriff Hooper), Paul Rae (Burt Hartman), Richard Riehle (Farnsworth) along with special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley.

Directed by John Luessenhop, from a screenplay by Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, based on a story by Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, and produced by Carl Mazzocone. Lionsgate presents a Millennium Films production and Main Line Pictures production.

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D opens nationwide January 4th, 2013!!

SYNOPSIS:
Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace.  The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible.  Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends.  Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.
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Official Website: http://texaschainsaw3d.com/
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TexasChainsaw3D
Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/lionsgatehorror
#TexasChainsaw3D

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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines‏ on DVD and Blu Ray October 23, 2012


THE BACKWOODS OF WEST VIRGINIA ARE
DEEPER, DARKER AND DEADLIER THAN
EVER…

Horror legend Doug Bradley stars in this all-new, unrated
chapter of the WRONG TURN franchise available on
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy October 23rd

Now that horror fans have the backstory on the Hillbilly Cannibal’s “Bloody Beginnings”, the franchise rejoins the infamous disfigured brothers as they return when WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES debuts on unrated Blu-ray, DVD and, for the first time ever, Digital Copy on October 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This all-new terrifying film boasts the talent of horror movie veteran Doug Bradley (Hellraiser),along with Game of Thrones’ Roxanne McKee.

The cutting-edge terror continues when a small mining town hosts the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where crowds of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But a killer celebration soon gives way to a blood-soaked feeding frenzy when an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are just dying for a good time...

With hours of bonus footage including behind-the-scenes featurettes and commentary “DIE-aries” from director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4Sharktopus), WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES will give audiences an extra scare this Halloween season. Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy October 23, prebook is September 12.

WRONG TURN 5: Bloodlines Features:
A Day in the Death
Hillbilly Kills
Director's Die-aries
Audio Commentary by Declan O'Brien

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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WRONG TURN 5: Bloodlines DVD
Street Date:October 23, 2012
Dir/Prepack Order Date:September 12, 2012
Run Time:91 Minutes
MPAA Rating (USA):UR (Unrated)
Genre:Horror
Audio:English: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language:Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:Widescreen: 1.78:1
Promo Type:ACQ-NEW
English SAC Cat & UPC #2282482 / 024543824824

WRONG TURN 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray
Street Date:October 23, 2012
Dir/Prepack Order Date:September 12, 2012
Run Time:91 Minutes
MPAA Rating (USA):UR (Unrated)
Genre:Horror
Audio:English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Language:Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:Widescreen: 1.78:1
Promo Type:ACQ-NEW
English SAC Cat & UPC #2282486 / 024543824862

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THE POSSESSION Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Matisyahu Red Carpet Premiere Photos!

THE POSSESSION prepares to possess theaters nationwide THIS FRIDAY, August 31, 2012!

Be sure to get your tickets NOW on MovieTickets or Fandango for a FREE download of Matisyahu's newest single "Searchin"!
MovieTickets: http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=106519
Fandango: http://www.fandango.com/thepossession_143554/movieoverview

Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION gives us a firsthand look at demonic chaos - and how one family must unite in order to survive its wrath.

THE POSSESSION stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Natasha Calis (The Firm) and Matisyahu ("The Hasidic Reggae Superstar"), produced by master of horror Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch).

Read about the true story that inspired the film in this LA Times article: http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jul/25/entertainment/ca-gornstein25

And now check out the pictures from the movie's premiere! “The Possession” premiered in Hollywood at the ArcLight Cinemas on Tuesday August 28.
Natasha Calis

Kyra Sedwick

Jeffery Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedwick
Natasha Calis

Matisyahu

Kyra Sedwick

Jeffery Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedwick

Director Ole Bornedal and Sam Raimi

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Composer Anton Sanko and  Matisyahu


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SYNOPSIS:
Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.

Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (WATCHMEN) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), THE POSSESSION is directed by Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH), written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and J.R. Young. Presented by Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures.

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Official Website: www.thepossessionmovie.com
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ThePossessionMovie
Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/LionsgateHorror
#ThePossession

Photos come courtesy of Lionsgate

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Why You Shouldn't Be Reading Eric Powell's THE GOON...‏


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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 on Blu-ray September 11, 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Blu-ray)
From the director of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this ghastly and hilarious (Variety) sequel descends into your deepest, darkest fears as a wacked-out lawman goes after human meat-cutters with his own high-octane chainsaws in a horrific showdown with the legendary leatherface and his entire cannibalistic family. For 14 years, former Texas Ranger Lefty Enright (Oscar® nominee* Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers) has been obsessed with finding the psychotic mass-murderers who killed his brother's children. And today he's in luck. A tough as nails late-night disc jockey (Caroline Williams, Days of Thunder) has caught the ghouls on tape in the act of slicing and dicing a couple of fun-loving rich kids. When she volunteers to help, Lefty persuades her to play the tape on-air to lure the maniacs out of hiding. But what she doesn't know is that she's the only witness to this diabolical family's butchery who hasn't been carved up for somebody's supper just yet!

Special Features: 
        Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
        Feature Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper and Filmmaker David Gregory
        Feature Commentary with Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Special Makeup Effects Creator Tom Savini and Content Producer Michael Felsher
        The Cutting Room Floor
        It Runs in the Family
        Original Theatrical Trailer


Specs:
Street Date:September 11, 2012
Screen Format:Widescreen: 1.78:1
Audio:English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DD 2.0, French DD 1.0
Subtitles:English SDH and Spanish
U.S. Rating:NR
Total Run Time:101 Minutes

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Homeland Season One DVD Review

There are a few shows every season that catch my attention, but even fewer that I actually watch. With Homeland, the one reaction that everyone had besides the whole “You should watch this” was “this show is f***ing bananas.” Homeland makes it’s way to DVD today, so it’s a perfect time to see what I’ve been missing.

And I can say, it is definitely bananas, and intense. Every episode is a pulse-pounding psychological joyride. The story centers around CIA agent Carrie Mathison played by Claire Danes, and returning war hero Sergeant Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis. Danes’ Mathison, still haunted by the events of 9/11 fears that Brody has turned against his country. She’s fearless, determined, and completely unpredictable. This is unlike anything Danes’ has ever played before, and she is flawless. Lewis’ Brody, is a Marine returning home with PTSD and after spending his last eight years in hell as an al-Qaeda prisoner it’s no surprise he’s having a hard time adjusting back to his normal life. Lewis is perfection  planting seeds of doubt at every turn.

The entire assemebled cast is pretty amazing, but with material like this it’s no surprise that this show has become a crowd favorite. It comes from the producers of 24, but it outperforms 24. The plotlines are tighter, and smarter than 24, which was a long time favorite of mine. It has the same addictive quality of that show, while being remarkably unpredictable. It’s not chockfull of adrenalin, but rather a more cerebral, character driven storyline.

The conversion to Blu Ray is phenomenal. The Bonus features on the Blu Ray include Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, a Making of, and probably the best item: A prologue to Season 2. If season one was an addictive intellectual bout of crazy, season 2 looks to continue on the same page.

If you haven’t checked out Homeland yet, this is one that should definitely be watched, and now that it’s on DVD and Blu Ray there’s no excuses. Not only did it win 2 Golden Globes,  2012 Golden Globe® Best Television Series — Drama; Claire Danes, Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama, it’s well deserving of them.


Street Date:
28/Aug/2012
Run Time:
664 Minutes
MPAA Rating (USA):
NR (Not Rated)
Genre:
Drama
Audio:
English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Language:
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen: 1.78:1

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Jeepers Creepers on Blu-ray September 11, 2012

Jeepers Creepers (Blu-ray)
You can keep your doors locked. You can keep your eyes closed. But still, he’ll get what he wants and what he wants is you. Brace yourself for “90 minutes of steadily mounting horror [that] delivers more than its share of honest chills“ (The Baltimore Sun). From “the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory“ (Los Angeles Times) to “one of the gutsiest endings to a film this year“ (Dallas Morning News), Jeepers Creepers is the real deal in terror! On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Living Out Loud and Justin Long, TV’s “Ed“) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable and unstoppable ’than they could have ever imagined!

Special Features: 
        Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
        Director’s Cameo
        Audio Commentary by Director Victor Salva
        Behind the Peepers - The Making of Jeepers Creepers
        Deleted & Extended Scenes
        Photo Gallery - Last Looks
        Original Theatrical Trailer


Specs:
Street Date:September 11, 2012
Screen Format:Widescreen: 1.85:1
Audio:English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DD 2.0, French DD 2.0
Subtitles:English SDH and Spanish
U.S. Rating:R
Total Run Time:90 Minutes

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Killer Klowns From Outer Space on Blu-ray September 11, 2012

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (Blu-ray)
Finally the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky sinister grins and wildly patterned clothes are clever killers from out of this world. The "juxtaposition of their toy-store arsenal and malevolent intent proves to be a tasty combination" (Los Angeles Times) in this killer entertainment that will leave you fearing these big-top creatures for good. A spaceship looking like a circus tent lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playful but deadly weapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!
Special Features: 
        Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
        Audio Commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
        5 Featurettes: The Making of Killer Klowns, Komposing Klowns, Visual Effects with Gene Warren, Jr., Kreating Klowns, Chiodo Brothers’ Earliest Films
        2 Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
        Bloopers
        Original Theatrical Trailer
        And More!


Specs:
Street Date:September 11, 2012
Screen Format:Widescreen: 1.85:1
Audio:English Surround DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:English SDH and Spanish
U.S. Rating:PG-13
Total Run Time:86 Minutes

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Check out the Bonus True Blood Clip from the Season Finale

HBO posted an online clip after the show, revealing what happened to Jason, Tara, Jessica, Pam and Nora  after they entered the elevator and escaped the lower level of the Authority.


The scene, below, shows the group saying goodbye to Sookie and Eric, who stay behind to find Bill, and we all know how that crazy mess ended, i.e. enter Billith.
When the elevator doors close, Jessica tries to comfort Jason, telling him that Sookie is going to be ok, but Nora cautions them that they don't have time for sentiment. 

Tara tells Pam, "You better not go and get yourself killed, you hear? ‘Cause you and I’ve got a date. It’s been a long time coming."
Pam responds, "If that’s not an impetus to survive, I don’t know what is."

It's been great to see the spunk back in Tara this season, and although I saw this one coming a mile away,  but I'm still not sold on this relationship.

The group continues to lock and load, stakes passed around for all. 
Jason, the only human in the steel box, is being extra twitchy, staring down his allies like they're the enemies. He gives his friends a total creeper look, as he scans the area, clearly seeing or hearing something none of the rest of them are but then the doors open and its time to focus on killing the bad guys.

They file out, and take down the vampire that comes. Jason continues to scan, "I’m coming for you, Warlow," he says.
Nora responds: "Warlow? What do you know about Warlow?"
Jason gives her a wtf look.

And that kiddies really is the end of this season of True Blood.  So it looks like next season Pam and Tara will give it a go and maybe become more than just maker and progeny, all the ground Jason made through the seasons to be less of an idiot will be lost as he works out his vampire hating issues, and the hunt for Warlow will continue, probably with a little intel from Nora.

What did you think of the bonus clip? Sound off in the comment section below.


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Bad Education S1E3 - "Self Defence" Recap


Alfie has his pupils stand on his desk and say "Oh Captain, my Captain" right as Rosie comes in to tell him about a staff meeting. Fraser tells them he misunderstood a rule about religious symbols and that he'll have to return some pieces he took from students. Rosie tells the staff about a news story regarding a video game called "Tokyo Sin SS" in which children play ninjas that hunt down and murder Nazi prostitutes. It's apparently causing an increase in violence since the children are mimicking the moves. They discuss whether they should ban the game and Fraser suggests that they play it to better understand how to keep kids from being addicted to it.

Alfie returns to his class and finds most of his pupils half-asleep after playing Tokyo Sin. He asks them to bring weapons to lunch to turn in to the Weapons Amnesty event that Rosie will be putting on. The elder art teacher Mrs. Mollinson becomes addicted to the violence of Tokyo Sin. Alfie is annoyed by Ron, the man in charge of the weapons amnesty bin but is forced to back down because he is a police officer. Alfie's students arrive to submit their versions of weapons, such as fingernails, books (knowledge is power), milk (lactose-intolerance), and prove to be little help for the event.

Grayson throws macaroni and cheese on Stephen upon learning of his lactose-intolerance. Stephen responds with a powerfully fierce dance-spin-kick to his face. A food-fight/brawl breaks out, which proves to be bad publicity for the school. Fraser is busy confiscating make-shift ninja masks that several students have been wearing. He proposes they have a self-defence course for the students and Rosie suggests Ron be the one to teach it, much to the displeasure of Alfie.

Alfie tries to tell his pupils they should turn the other cheek when confronted with violence. Fraser calls Alfie out to introduce him to Preet, a man from his gym who will be teaching a course on self-defence. He proves to be wildly inappropriate and rather crazed in his methods. Headmistress Pickwell begins playing Tokyo Sin and becomes addicted to it.

Preet has Alfie be his partner in his demonstration and continues to inflict bodily harm on him, including grabbing onto his bollocks, beating him with a baton, and attempts to tase him before Alfie gets the taser and uses it on Preet himself. Preet ends up arrested by Ron.

Alfie heads to the staff lounge and finds Pickwell wearing a makeshift ninja mask, still playing the game. She hisses at him before he turns the game off and takes the controller from her hands, though she continues her movements as if she is playing the game. Alfie tries to give Joe a copy of the game since he was the only one without it but Joe then tells him the new trendy game is one called Murder Blade.

Bad Education airs on Tuesdays on BBC Three.

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Francavilla's THE BLACK BEETLE Returns!‏


FRANCAVILLA’S THE BLACK BEETLE RETURNS TO DELIVER AWARDWORTHY PULP ACTION!

August 28, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce a new creator-owned series from Francesco Francavilla, the 2012 Eisner Award winner for Best Cover Artist!
Francavilla’s critically acclaimed The Black Beetle returns in December with The Black Beetle #0, which will collect the three-part story entitled Night Shift that originally appeared in the pages of the Eisner Award–winning Dark Horse Presents. The issue will feature a brand-new cover, twenty-four story pages, and bonus sketch material and art! 
January brings The Black Beetle: No Way Out, a four-issue story that marks the first full series for Francavilla’s Black Beetle, continuing from the self-published, limited-edition ashcan comic of the same name—the first appearance of this exciting new pulp hero!
In Night Shift, an ancient artifact known as the Hollow Lizard—a powerful totem of dark magic—shows up at the Colt City Natural History Museum. Hitler sends his fearsome Werwolf Korps to collect the piece in hopes it will help him unlock the secrets of ancient Egypt’s Black Priests. Unfortunately for the f├╝hrer, Colt City’s protector, the Black Beetle, is on the case!
In No Way Out, Black Beetle’s investigation of two local mob bosses is interrupted when a mysterious explosion murders them and a pub full of gangsters—taking out most of Colt City’s organized crime in one fell swoop. Who could pull off such a coup, and what damage might that murderous bomber inflict upon Colt City and Black Beetle? 
Francavilla’s The Black Beetle series will also showcase a letter page so fans have the chance to have their thoughts, comments, and compliments answered by the creator himself! E-mail blackbeetle[at]darkhorse[dot]com for a chance to see your letter in The Black Beetle: No Way Out!  
“Francavilla delivers the pulp noir that suits his style perfectly.”—Comic Book Resources 
Look for The Black Beetle #0 on comic store shelves everywhere on December 19, 2012!
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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THE POSSESSION New Clip! Where's My Box?

Catch a glimpse at one of Em's horrific episodes as she is overtaken by an unspeakable evil in a sinister new clip from Sam Raimi's THE POSSESSION!

Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION gives us a firsthand look at demonic chaos - and how one family must unite in order to survive its wrath.











THE POSSESSION stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Natasha Calis (The Firm) and Matisyahu ("The Hasidic Reggae Superstar"), produced by master of horror Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch).

THE POSSESSION opens nationwide THIS FRIDAY - August 31, 2012!

Be sure to get your tickets NOW on MovieTickets or Fandango for a FREE download of Matisyahu's newest single "Searchin"!

Fandango: http://www.fandango.com/thepossession_143554/movieoverview
MovieTickets: http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=106519

Read about the true story that inspired the film in this LA Times article: http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jul/25/entertainment/ca-gornstein25


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SYNOPSIS:
Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.

Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (WATCHMEN) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), THE POSSESSION is directed by Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH), written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, and produced by horror master Sam Raimi along with Rob Tapert and J.R. Young. Presented by Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures.

Official Website: www.thepossessionmovie.com
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ThePossessionMovie
Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/LionsgateHorror
#ThePossession

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Author Discovers E-book Fans Avoid Signings

With so many books going to electronic format, readers now have their favorite fix with the click of a button for every type of story from both debut authors and best sellers. But what's happening to the book lover's special keeper shelf of signed novels by favorite authors?

It's empty, because E-fans have nothing to ask an author to sign.

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love has noticed the trend. For the past two years, e-book readers who did attend her signings often apologized for not buying the print edition. Some asked her to sign their e-reader covers, or the device itself. Others would slink up looking embarrassed, asking her to autograph a piece of paper, since they already owned an electronic copy of her books.

Love has discovered that e-book fans feel alienated because many bookstores now require the reader to purchase the new release at their store in order to attend a signing, reading, or author event. That's understandable since bookstores need to cover expenses, but E-Fans still feel the pinch of being left out.

"With the publishing industry in constant flux, there's one thing that should never change," says Love. "The reader is the most important part of our business. I'm a reader too, and I'm always looking for ways to do something special for my fans, because they deserve it."

Love has been giving out glossy postcards of her book covers to fans for the past two years, and this month she launched The Keeper Kase™ program for all fans, especially e-book fans. She's giving away Keeper Kase Cards™ of her books at signings and at her websitewww.AuthorDiannaLove.com, giving fans a new way to collect memorabilia from their favorite authors.

She's created a special Keeper Kase™ E-Fan page at www.KeeperKase.com telling readers how to get signed cards - free. Other authors are climbing on board with Love's program for E-fans, and thewww.KeeperKase.com page includes a list of authors offering free Keeper Cards to fans as well.
During Love's upcoming September book tour for her latest urban fantasy, The Curse, co-authored with #1 NYT bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon, Love will ride her motorcycle to speak at locations that welcome all readers, regardless of the format they choose to read. She'll sign her new release, the free cover cards of her books, or the many other items readers bring to signings.

Love expects that by this time next year, book cover cards for a reader's Keeper Kase™ will be a standard offering from many authors to E-Fans.

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RAROVIDEO DEBUTS CLASSIC HORROR CULT FILM NIGHT OF THE DEVILS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY SEPTEMBER 25

RAROVIDEO DEBUTS THE WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE OF CLASSIC HORROR CULT FILM NIGHT OF THE DEVILS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY SEPTEMBER 25

(Hollywood, CA and Rome, Italy) Hailed by cinephiles for expertly restoring rare films by influential filmmakers and publishing them with compelling extras, Italian Film Boutique RaroVideo announces horror fan favorite NIGHT OF THE DEVILS restored to its original splendor for the first time ever on DVD and Blu-ray September 25, 2012.

“A surreal, erotic and stylish Italian horror film with unforgettable imagery and electrifying music...”
Chris Alexander, Editor, FANGORIA MAGAZINE

NIGHT OF THE DEVILS (1972) Italian genre film legend Gianni Garko stars in this terrifying masterpiece of the macabre, based on Tolstoy’s story The Wurdulak, itself previously adapted in Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath. A nameless mentally ill man (Garko) is found wandering in the woods, his mind lost in fever dreams of gruesome, sexual imagery. After admitted into a psychiatric hospital, the man flashes back to his nightmarish encounter with a backwoods family whose dynasty holds a centuries old curse. What follows is a night of unrelenting horror. With music by Giorgio Gaslini, composer of scores from films by Dario Argento and Michelangelo Antonioni and special effects by Carlo Rambaldi known for his special effects on E.T. Atmospheric and gory, NIGHT OF THE DEVILS is a Eurohorror classic not to be missed. RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

RAROVIDEO’S 2012 RELEASE SCHEDULE:
FRANCESCO ROSI’S MANY WARS AGO – OCTOBER
ROBERTO ROSILLINI’S GENERAL DELLA ROVERE – NOVEMBER
THE FERNANDO DI LEO BOX SET VOL. 2 - DECEMBER

Antonioni’s The Vanquished, Fellini’s The Clowns, Pasolini’s The Anger, Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man, Body Puzzle, Come Have Coffee With Us, The Overcoat, Murder Obsession, The Secret of Dorian Gray, Crime of Love, To Be Twenty, Conversation Piece, The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Plot of Fear, Waves of Lust, Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show and The Fernando di Leo Crime Collection are all available now from RaroVideo U.S.


NIGHT OF THE DEVILS
Price: $19.98 (DVD) $29.98 (Blu-ray)
Street Date: September 25, 2012
Pre-Order Date: August 28, 2012
Running time: 95 minutes
Distributor: ENTERTAINMENT ONE
DVD UPC: 1601801045
Blu-ray UPC: 1601801047
Language: English and Italian with English Subtitles
Rating: NR

NIGHT OF THE DEVILS - SPECIAL FEATURES:
New HD Transfer / Original trailer
Video interview with Chris Alexander, Fangoria Magazine
New and improved English subtitle translation
A fully illustrated booklet on genesis and production of the film
A video interview with composer Giorgio Gaslini

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Dark Horse Horror: Get Creepy This Fall...‏


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True Blood Recap: Save Yourself

Tonight, marks the season finale, and I can't say that this has been my favorite season, but I'm really hoping that tonight doesn't jack my whole watching world.

The fairies band together for one heck of a light show, and Russell enjoys the tickly sensation it gives him. He’s enjoying it a little too much, when out of no where Eric grabs him to stake him, and as he finally gets his vengeance thrusting the stake home all that light causes Russell to melt from the inside, and explode. Goodbye Russell, it’s been fun, and I’ll miss your brand of crazy, but both Eric and I enjoyed your death more than we thought we would. Steve Newlin runs off, and Nora arrives. She wants nothing more than to eat Sookie, as she goes to check on Jason, but Eric will not allow her to touch Sookie. Jason awakens and poor thing has had his little brain scrambled, and sees his dead momma instead of Sookie.

Bill is unhappy to see Sam. Sam explains that he came for Luna's daughter which Newlin has taken, and Bill doesn’t care, he’s ready to kill him. Sam changes into a fly and gets away. Bill gives chase, like a cat hopped up on catnip but Sam outmaneuvers him.

Nora wonders why she never encountered a fairy, and Eric points out that she’s been a bit too power hungry. Eric and Nora remove a bunch of hidden money, and Tara spills the news about Pam being taken by the authority as she grabs some light tight coffins. Nora doesn’t want to risk her life for a former prostitute, but Eric points out that she is his progeny, and they’re going after her. He reminds her to watch what she says about Pam, and to be nice to Tara since she's family.

Jason is seeing his dead parents, and they are some vampire hating folks. Eric, Nora and Tara go to Sookie’s to recruit her. Sookie thinks she knows whose behind the Tru Blood attacks, but Eric enlightens her that its been Bill. Tara points out multiple times that she owes Pam, and she does big time. Eric and Jason bicker like children, and Nora creeps her out, but Sookie agrees to go help Bill, and Jason decides to come along.

Bill goes over the meaning of breaching with the guards who have failed the Authority. He wants everything caught and killed, until Sam is found. Salome asks after the counselor that he killed, Bill admits his crime, and reveals what Lilith revealed to him. Salome stares down Bill as he tells her that Lilith chose her, and that he was to serve her.  Salome breathes a sigh of relief, not seeing the danger.

Luna tries to comfort her puppy dog daughter. Sam shifts back, and begs Luna to make a run for it if they come for her, but Luna refuses to leave her daughter.

Jessica tells Pam that both Bill and Eric have gone over to the darkside, but Pam doesn’t believe that Eric has bought into the dogma. Jessica is in disbelief that the boys were going to leave Sookie unprotected against Russell, and Pam sees the light in the religion.

Alcide bonds with his father as he barbeques a stag they brought down together. Alcide tells him “Words are great, deads are better.” Martha arrives with a crazed Rikki, she was force fed V by JD, and Martha feared she may have OD’d with how crazy she’s acting.

Sam flies through the air ducts, casing the area.

Jason is less than careful with his precious cargo. Sookie isn’t very happy with how he’s acting, as Jason gathers supplies to take out the Authority. His parents are only egging on his crazy hatred for the vampires.

Rikki is sweating out the V after Jackson gives her some medicine that makes the V leave her body through her pores. Alcide asks what else JD did, and Rikki wants Alcide to admit their night together meant something. He does, and I'm a little disappointed, since she's one of the poorer developments of this season. Rikki happy to hear his profession, tells him that JD called a pack meeting, and then forced everyone to drink blood, and he even raped some of the girls. Jackson tells his son if he wants to beat JD, then he needs to play by his rules, and pulls out his stash of V.

Sam, finding the intel he was looking for, comes back to Luna with a plan.

Lafayette whips up some Cajun Margaritas, which Holly and Arlene think are too die for. The mice are having way to much fun with Sam away. Andy arrives with Maurella, she's got one heck of a salt craving and Jane Bodehouse drunkingly proclaims that they slept together. Andy denies it, and Holly overhears, with her protective instincts going into hyper drive. Andy admits to her that he slept with Maurella, and that she's not only pregnant, but that she can't go to the hospital. Maurella goes all lighty down below. Her light broke.

Bills sexes Salome.

Sookie defends Bill. Jason wonders why they’ve chosen the people that they have to love, they keep getting hurt because they’re expecting something good. Sookie refuses to think that way, but Jason’s likely concussed , as Sookie finds the giant lump on head. Eric asks him to pull over, very nicely, and we get to see cute playful Eric again. I miss him from last season.

Maurella assumes the position to give birth. It’s a very rapturous moment, very orgasmic. Arlene, Lafayette, and Jane Bodehouse watch on. Holly is less than pleased to be midwifing for Andy's pregnant girlfriend, and Maurella has a girl. Holly delivers the pretty baby into Andy's arms, but she's not done.

Rev Newlin arrives, sending the shifters into a panic, but he’s just there for Emma. And when I say him, I’m pretty sure it’s Luna, especially as he begs Emma not to shift. He almost makes it out, when Chelsea the receptionist stops him to chitchat, and red flags raise when she notices his lack southern accent. He easily side steps her questions, and goes to the elevator. The elevator gives him pause, when Rossalyn arrives bitching about his antics. She summons the elevators, and off they go, complaining about the killing spree that he and Russell went on, and how they have to clean it up.

Four babies down, and Maurella leaves her job done. It’s left up to him  raise his babies, their light pact has been made flesh and she honors what was, what is, and what will never be. Holly is less than pleased.

JD drains some baby vamps. Alcide’s back and pumped up, ready for some action. Jackson and Martha are ready to intervene, but there’s no need. No one bothers to step in as Alcide kills JD. The wolves bow down before their new leader. He tells the wolves that they are going back to the old ways, and any wolf not down with his plan is free to leave or challenge him.

Eric and Nora arrive with their “captives.” They’re stopped at the gate, and the guard mentions how amazing Sookie smells, but Eric is quick to claim her. Bill okays their entry before noticing Sookie in the camera feed.

“Newlin” prepares for an onscreen interview, and Rossalyn gives him one heck of a pep talk. All “Newlin” has to do is follow his script, and Luna loses it, throwing up blood and turning back into herself. Luna reveals everything about the Authority that she knows on live Television, that they're holding people hostage and killing them .  No one expecting that turn of events. Rossalyn cuts the feed, preparing to kill Luna. Sam flies around and into Rossalyn, shifting back inside of her, splattering her all over the walls, but its too late, that last bout of skinwalking may have killed Luna as she falls over.

Bill contemplates what to do. Salome goes before the blood, preparing to drink it.

Jason, Tara, Eric and Nora and Sookie make their way down the elevators.  Taking out the security systems as Salome plans on drinking the last of Lilith’s blood. Jason takes out the secretary when the doors open, level 2 protocalls are initiated. Eric and Nora are off. Tara takes out everyone else. Eric and Nora take out a team of guards and go to disable the rest of the security system. Eric is having way to much fun dealing death. Sookie and Tara go to find Pam and Jessica. Jason kills everything that crosses his path. Sookie opens the silver door to free Jessica, and Tara burns herself to save her maker, and the two share a heck of a kiss.

Salome prepares to drink the rest of the blood, and Bill tries to talk her out of it.  She tells him that this is no longer a movement, but the Rapture, and she drinks it all down. Bill watches in relief, someone got played.

Jason keeps watch, and Sookie and the other girls join him. Jessica is so relieved to see Jason, that she professes her love, but Jason tells her that he can never love a vampire. Eric and Nora arrive, and Eric sends everyone but Sookie up to safety. Eric and Sookie plan to try to save Bill.

Salome writhes on the floor, poisoned. Bill silvered the blood she sucked down, saving Lilith’s actual blood for himself. He stakes Salome, and she admits that Lilith chose right before she explodes into a puddle of goo. Eric and Sookie arrive and try to save Bill. He makes digs at Sookie, calling her an abomination, but Sookie doesn’t back down, heaping praise upon him, and hurting Eric a little. Bill has always lived in fear and inferiority, but thinks that Lilith now sets him free, and he sounds a whole lot like Russell in his ranting. He drinks the entire vial of Lilith’s blood as Eric and Sookie watch on in horror and disbelief. The Blood causes an adverse reaction in Bill. He bleeds from his eyes and melts into a pool of blood, before he’s reborn, into a very feral Bill. Eric and Sookie make a run for it.

And this ends the season. I'm a little in disbelief, but all I can say I'm glad they didn't kill Eric, and I'll be back for next season. What did you all think?

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SacAnime is Less Than a Week Away! Pick Up Your Badges Early on Thursday.


SacAnime August 31 - Sept. 2nd.

SACANIME is being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 31 - September 2, 2012 at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento.  For more information, check out our website at:   http://www.sacanime.com

Get A Sneak Peek of our WINTER 2013 show being held at our new home, the Sacramento Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, January 4 - 6, 2013.  Book your room at the Sheraton for the Winter Show by Sept. 2nd to get a FREE Weekend Badge with VIP upgrade.


SacAnime Summer 2012 Updates:

Thursday Night Early Registration & Pre-Registration Badge Pick Up We will be offering early badge pick up at the Woodlake Hotel Thursday night 6pm - 10pm

Red Lion Shuttle Service:
 
If you booked a room at the Red Lion Hotel, they will be offering a free shuttle service between the Red Lion and the Woodlake Hotels. The shuttles will run every 15 - 20 mins (however long it takes to go from hotel to hotel) 

Friday and Saturday Morning: 
8am - 12pm (2 Shuttles - each shuttle only holds 11 people) 
7:30pm - 2:30am (1 Shuttle)

Sunday:
No Shuttle Service Offered

Woodlake Overflow Parking: 
Due to the large number of attendees expected, it might be hard to find a parking spot. The Woodlake Hotel will be opening their overflow parking lot to accommodate SacAnime attendees. It is directly across from the hotel. Signs will be posted.

Cafe Hoshi tickets are now on sale.
  

Sign up for our Karaoke Contest

Check out our Program Schedule.

Read the Manga Contest Entries.  See Who Won. 

Masquerade Registration is Now Open!  

SacAnime Memorial Service for Harison Randall 

  
SacAnime Summer 2012 Special Guests:

MICHELLE RUFF is the voice of such characters as Rukia from BleachChi from Chobitz, and Jill Valentine from Resident Evil: Revelations.  
Michelle Ruff 

JOHNNY YONG BOSCH got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He later became very involved in voice acting work for various anime and video game titles including Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Nero in Devil May Cry 4,Yang in Street Fighter IV and Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3.  When Johnny is not voice acting, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band Eyeshine.  
Johnny Yong Bosch   

JENNIFER HALE is one of the industry's top voice actresses whose credits include Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect seriesCinderella, Princess Morebucks and Ms Keane from The Powerpuff Girls, Naomi Hunter from the Metal Gear Series, Sam and Mandy from 'Totally Spies', and Aayla Secura from Star Wars Clone Wars
Jennifer Hale

ROGER CRAIG SMITH is perhaps best known for providing the voice of Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series, Sonic the Hedgehog (as of 2010), and Ezio in the Assassin's Creed series. He has also voiced characters in TV shows such as Bleach, Code Geass, Naruto, and Wolverine and the X-Men and has voiced characters in video games such as MadWorld, Soulcalibur Legends, Soulcalibur IV, Tales of Vesperia, and Tekken 6.  
Roger Craig Smith 

TRAVIS WILLINGHAM is an actor/voice actor best known in the anime world for his character Colonel Roy Mustang in FullMetal Alchemist.   His other credits include Ace from One Piece, The Hulk and The Human Torch in Marvel's animated series, "The Super Hero Squad Show", Guile from Street Fighter IV, Nathan Hale from Resistance 2 and many more. 
Travis Willingham  

LAURA BAILEY got her start in voice acting playing Kid Trunks on the hit series "Dragonball Z", and went on to play several leads in other popular anime titles: "Soul Eater" as Maka, "Crayon Shin-chan" as Shin, "Fruits Basket" as Tohru Honda, "Fullmetal Alchemist" as Lust, "Yu Yu Hakusho" as Keiko, "Kodocha" as Sana, "Blue Gender" as Marlene, "Basilisk" as Oboro, and "Gunslinger Girl" as Henrietta.
For those gamers out there, you can hear Laura's voice as Chun Li in Street Fighter IV, Rayne in the BloodRayne games, and many others. 
Laura Bailey 

BILLY MARTINEZ has been working in comics and fine art for over 18 years. He is the publisher of Neko Press. His works include Wildflower, Kickass Girl, and The Deepest Dark. 2012 marks his new release -In Your Face, a complete guide to drawing facial expressions. 
  

EYESHINE is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California. We should probably add something cool in this bio about "how promising we sound" but we'd be lying. Maybe you should just come check us out and let us know what you think. If we suck, please don't throw tomatoes - we prefer a bag of Peanut M&M's, Skittles, Hot Cheetos or Money (unmarked). Hopefully you'll like us and want to be our BFF. Members include Johnny, Maurice, Polo, and Crystal. Check out our YouTube series to see what it's like being in an unsigned band at http://www.youtube.com/theeyeshineband  or visit us at  www.eyeshine.net  or www.twitter.com/theeyeshineband
Eyeshine 

akai SKY stands as the premier American Jrock band in Northern California. The San Francisco-based band fuses Japanese lyrics and heavy rock sounds to create a unique mesh of music.  www.akaisky.com   
akai SKY 


CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO: 
SacAnime Summer 2012 Flier

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Magnet Takes Todd Rohal's Nature Calls


New York, NY – August 24th, 2012 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing announced today they have acquired North American rights to NATURE CALLS, a raucous comedy starring Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle, Patrice O’Neal (in his final film role), Maura Tierney, and Darrell Hammond.  The film was written and directed by Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm), and produced by Lisa Muskat.  Filmmaker David Gordon Green executive produced with David Bausch, Michael Clark and John Hodges.

Oswalt stars as Scoutmaster Randy Stevens, whose dwindling, apathetic troop ditches a scout meeting in favor of a TV-themed slumber party hosted by Randy’s brother Kirk (Knoxville), his polar opposite and arch nemesis. When Randy rounds up the boys in the middle of the night, stealing them for an highly unauthorized/unorganized trip to the woods, all hell breaks loose as Kirk pursues with a pair of gun-toting employees (Riggle and O’Neal). Drinking, nudity, mishandled fireworks and tremendously inappropriate behavior around minors ensues, in the grand tradition of comedy classics like The Bad News Bears and Meatballs.

“NATURE CALLS holds its own with the best low-brow comedy classics,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Well directed with a truly funny cast, this is going to be a late night favorite for years to come.”

Director Rohal added, "I'm thrilled to have our film welcomed into the collection of Magnolia films. They're a company that continues to release films that shock and amaze me. It's great to be a part of their world."

Magnet will release the film this fall through its Ultra VOD program, debuting the film on all VOD platforms on October 4th, with a theatrical release to follow on November 9th.

The deal was negotiated by Magnet/Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley, with Cinetic Media and CAA.

About Magnet Releasing:
Magnet is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, specializing in films from the vanguard of horror, action, comedy and Asian cinema, and the home of genre classics like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In, Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Christopher Smith’s Black Death, Ti West’s The House of the Devil, Andre Ovredal’s Trollhunter, Gareth Edward’s Monsters, Neil Marshall’s sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, and Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak trilogy to name a few. Recent releases include Michael Dowse’s hockey comedy Goon, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic head trip Beyond the Black Rainbow, and Ti West’s The Innkeepers. Upcoming releases include horror anthologies V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning with Jean Claude Van-Damme and Dolph Lundgren, REC[3]: Genesis, and many more.

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