Summer movie season 2018 is upon us, which means hours upon hours of bloated examples of filmmaking by committee- chock full of superhero spandex and market tested “edgy” PG-13 jokes that are sure to get the kids laughing- will soon be stinking up the local multiplex like a truck stop bathroom with no ceiling fan. Rampage kicks off the festivities early after jumping up two weeks on the calendar to avoid the wake of Disney’s guaranteed Tomatometer bonanza, Marvel Movie 19: Thanos is Finally Here! Fortunately, Rampage starts things off right by delivering a decent Dwayne Johnson monster mash that doesn’t take itself too seriously and reinforces the idea that video game adaptations don’t have to be terrible.
Starbreeze Studios have just released a new trailer for their upcoming video game, Overkill’s The Walking Dead, and it introduces a brand new playable character. Consisting entirely of non-playable footage, the clip focuses on the origin story of Maya, a medical professional who has a very bad day at work. Before she knows it, a typical shift in the emergency room becomes a desperate fight for survival filled with a variety of zombie attacks and uncomfortable decisions. You can watch the clip for yourself below: read more
Blumhouse Productions, fresh off a run of huge horror movies in the past few years, are ready to add yet another title to its resume. As first announced on their official Twitter account (see below), Blumhouse has announced that Chris Columbus has been tapped to write, produce and direct the big screen adaptation of the wildly popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s. While it may seem like a bit of an odd choice, the news that the project is one step closer to reality is refreshing news to both horror fans and tech-savvy teenagers alike. read more
To celebrate the release of their new game Monster Hunter: World, Capcom is offering a $70,000 reward for any fearless monster hunters who wish to risk life-and-limb to capture solid evidence of the existence of a variety of cryptozoological creatures.
According to IGN, the video game developer has partnered”…with Jon Downes of The Centre of Fortean Zoology, Capcom is giving hunters until June 30 to provide verifiable evidence of everything from Bigfoot to The Cornish Owlman.”
Downes states that “I’ve spent the majority of my life travelling across the globe to hunt for evidence of these creatures. Although I have had some successes, I have yet to find that elusive proof and it is time for me to offer my help as I throw down the gauntlet to the next generation.” read more
At the recent The Game Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, Hideo Kojima and the team at Kojima Productions released an eight-minute trailer for the highly anticipated Death Stranding video game. The trailer opens with the main character, played by The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus waking up on the ground in the middle of a rainstorm. As he pulls himself to his feet we see that him and his fellow crew members have perhaps crashed on what could be another planet. Tension mounts as the viewer sees mysterious enemies taking the lives of his fellow travelers. The trailer ends with the Reedus character holding a special package. read more
Variety is reporting that George Romero’s seminal zombie film, Night of the Living Dead, will be receiving a virtual update by Los Angeles-based VR company Supersphere for a 2018 release.
Supersphere partner and executive producer Doug Allenstein stated that “Night of the Living Dead is one of those films that has become a cultural touchstone; it revolutionized the horror genre and to this day it influences how we envision zombies. We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Image Ten to now expand that franchise to the next generation of storytelling: virtual reality.” read more
A new video for Dead by Daylight has confirmed a Nightmare on Elm Street chapter will be added featuring Freddy Krueger. As we reported last week, there were rumors that the “Springwood Slasher” would be the next character to be added to the survival horror game, which already features Leatherface, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.
While it is great to see Freddy in game, some fans are upset at the character model used for the iconic 80s slasher. Instead of tailoring it after Robert Englund, the character bears a likeness to Jackie Earle Haley who portrayed Freddy in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. read more
Yesterday, Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios released the trailer for an upcoming chapter of Dead by Daylight called “Don’t Fall Asleep.” While the trailer does not show Freddy himself, rumors have been circulating around the internet. The speculation is that some data was leaked and certain sound effects surfaced that would indicate that the iconic 80’s slasher would be appearing. One sound effect even has a child humming the “One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You” song. read more
Illfonic’s May 26th launch of Friday the 13th: The Game hasn’t exactly been a smooth one. Kotaku reports that the game has been plagued by glitches and connection issues since its release, and that fan dissatisfaction came to a head recently due to Illfonic’s open beta and impending release of their next game, entitled Dead Alliance. The official forum for Friday the 13th: The Game and other sites like Reddit quickly became filled with statements from fans asserting that the developer should fix Friday before moving on to another game. In response to all of this outrage on the internets, Illfonic’s CEO, Chuck Brungardt, posted an official statement on Reddit about the company’s commitment to both games. read more
Do you like “Evil Dead 2?” How about board games? Horror News Network caught up with Taylor Smith of Space Goat Productions on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con for a close-up overview of their upcoming game “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game.” This successful Kickstarter project is currently available to all as a pre-order item.
Synopsis: Board games are about to get a lot more groovy—and gory! Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game based on the classic film. Featuring over 40 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. From 2-6 players will work together in 90–120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil Deadites themselves. read more