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Halloween isn’t over yet! Lionsgate is celebrating their horror movies library with this horror app that features movie trailers and GIFs from selected movies. Check it out and then keep reading to find out info on how you can win a UV digital HD download of The Blair Witch Project.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

To enter the contest, simply post your favorite Lionsgate horror movie in our comments. Do you love The Blair Witch Project, Cabin in the Woods, The Descent (or its sequel), Cabin Fever, or Saw (to name a few)?

The second way to enter the giveaway is to head over to Twitter and post MHD’s URL (www.myhollywooddream.com) along with @MyHWoodDream & #LionsgateHorror (you can also post this page to Twitter automatically at the bottom of this article).

This giveaway will go until November 13th, 2014!

As usual, you can get a Third Entry into the giveaway simply by retweeting this tweet…

 

DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from either the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. This contest is sponsored by Lionsgate. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

The Devil’s Hand is now available on iTunes, VOD and in select theaters. Read the synopsis, check out the blog App, then enter to win a 15 dollars iTunes giftcard!

Official Description: When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion – on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Have Halloween plans yet? You should think about having a Halloween get-together and movie night? Make it even creepier by hosting a “Prophecy Party!” Invite 5 friends, download and watch The Devil’s Hand, and follow the Prophecy Party Player Guide instructions to see who will survive!

To enter the contest, simply post your favorite horror movie in our comments. What movie would pair up nicely with The Devil’s Hand for a awesome (and horror filled) movie night?

The second way to enter the giveaway is to head over to Twitter and post MHD’s URL (www.myhollywooddream.com) along with @RSthePit, #TheDevilsHand and #ProphecyParty (You can also post this page to Twitter automatically at the bottom of this article).

This giveaway will go until November 3rd, 2014!

As usual, you can get a Third Entry into the giveaway simply by retweeting this tweet…


DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from either the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. This contest is sponsored by Roadside Attractions. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $15 iTunes Giftcard via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Posted on October 20th, 2014 by admin | Leave a Comment (5)
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Z Nation

The Dead Are Rising has a full write up on all of the sci-fi, supernatural, and horror related shows this week. Included in the mix are new episodes of Witches of the East End, The Strain, Sleepy Hollow, Twisted, Haven, Z Nation (pictured above), and Ghost Adventures.

On Z Nation; The survivors make their way through the mean streets of Philadelphia, where they cross paths with a group of psychotic outlaws with ties to one of their own. Click here to check out the rundown.

Devils Due

The New Year has begun and it is going to be full of interesting, chilling and promising movies. Co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are glad to present their new work in horror genre; this movie has plenty of mysterious and terrifying scenes which will chill the audience to the bone. The movie from 20th Century Fox Company will hit the US theatres this January. The directors gathered all needed elements to make a high quality horror movie and also add some fresh ideas and their own look. The audience will definitely see the difference from other horror films. The newest movie’s Devil’s Due trailer is already available and the true horror fans will surely enjoy it.

The plot tells a life story of young couple, they are some much in love and are preparing for their wedding at the moment. Zach and Samantha, the main characters, played by Allison Miller and Zach Gilford, live a worry free life full of romance and laughs. And what could go wrong? They have an amazing wedding ceremony, being surrounded by the closest friends and after the event the happy newlyweds head abroad to spend their unforgettable honeymoon there. Zach has a habit to film everything what is going on around and he recorded their wedding and plans to shoot the honeymoon to keep the best memories fresh. The honeymoon is going just well and one evening Sam and Zach find a strange club and decide to spend the night there. The night was great, full of drinks, smiles and dances. But when the morning comes, both of them have no idea what happened last night and how they got back to their apartment.

After the couple comes back home, Sam suddenly finds out that she is having a baby, she is shocked because Sam is sure that they are always using the protection. The young family is thrilled by becoming the parents and starts to prepare the house for a baby. Zach records every moment how they tell their parents about the grandchild and how decorate the nursing room. While filming all these memorable moments, Zach starts to see the changing in Sam’s attitude. Strange noises, moving objects and frightful shadows begin to terror the couple. So what will happen next?

To promote the new horror movie, the movie makers created a kind of creepy promotion, they named it Devil Baby. A baby carriage with crying newborn was placed on the streets of New York City. The left alone carriage attracted lots of attention and people were getting closer to check on the baby and then…Check this chilling prank on the video resources.

Do not miss the terrifying and mysterious movie, watch the fairytale gone wrong. The horror film hits the theaters from 17th of January, 2014.

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Evil Dead Remake

“Oh great, another boring horror remake!” That’s probably what went through most horror movie buffs’ heads when they heard that Sony Pictures Entertainment was remaking the 1981 classic horror film The Evil Dead. “They are going to destroy the character of Ash from the original Evil Dead, just like they did to the iconic Robert Englund version of Freddy Kruger in the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, aren’t they?!” Well, not quite. As a matter of fact, the character of Ash isn’t featured in this remake at all. This is one of few films where diehard fans of the original (and even some critics, scoring a 62% on Rotton Tomatoes, which is high for a horror film) have actually praised the remake.

The film, directed by Fede Alvarez, centers around four friends who gather in a cabin out in the woods to help another friend kick a bad drug habit. Upon arriving to the cabin, the young adults start exploring the place when they come across a book that appears to be made of flesh and written in blood. Of course, one of the nosey teens just HAS to pick up the book (which clearly says in it DO NOT READ) and reads a passage out loud, thus putting a curse on one of them. Once this happens, eerie stuff starts to happen to one of the girls, and any time blood spread from one person to another, they get infected, just like a virus. It eventually infects most of the crew and the only way to save them is an ancient burial of sorts and other rituals.

This movie is pretty brutal. There’s definitely plenty of blood and missing limbs in this remake. Now, this film was not only backed by original director Sam Raimi, but he himself actually helped produce it, along with Bruce Campbell, who played the main character “Ash”, in the original Evil Dead trilogy back in the 80s and early 1990s. The film used practical effects for most of its gore, and there’s a lot of it! As a matter of fact, it didn’t pass its’ first few rating screenings due to the amount of gore it contained and several scenes had to be edited or re shot to cut down on the goriness. Was this movie perfect though? No, it’s a horror movie. Of course you’re going to have your clichés (teen/young adults in a random cabin in the middle of nowhere, getting into stuff they shouldn’t be doing), your terrible acting, and your unrealistic plot. But, once again, it’s a horror movie, it’s not meant to be perfect.

Overall, I’d say this was a pretty well made and fun film. If you’re a horror film fan, you should definitely check it out. Also, if you’re a fan of the original “Evil Dead” franchise, make sure to stick around after the credits for a little surprise. It is not much, but it is still something that will make your inner fanboy feel “Groovey” on the inside.

****½

This guest post was written by Eddie D. Shackleford. He is a Senior Editor with Cable.tv and writes about entertainment, movies, sports and more. You can follow Eddie @Eddie20Ford

The Last of Us

Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil and several other games have cemented zombies into a sub-genre for survival horror gaming just as Romero managed to pull off with cinema. Yet, something always felt like it was missing. Sure, us gamers had our Night of the Living Dead equivalents with games like Valve’s cult classic and hell, we’ve even had our version of campy Return of the Living Dead type of horror with last year’s Resident Evil 6 or House of the Dead: Overkill. But when would we get our character studies, our 28 Days Later that mixed brutality with extensive character development and equally interesting set pieces. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead delivered the emotional goods but left fans wanting when it came to gameplay, and that’s where Naughty Dog comes in.

The Last of Us, released on June 14, is a game that I believe will be thought of as a turning point for gaming. Oh, and it’s fun.

You play as Joel, a survivor who isn’t uncomfortable with the idea of getting down and dirty to survive. Your task? Deliver 14 year old Ellie from the safety of the Boston quarantine zone to just outside city limits so that she can be picked up by local anti-military militia, the Fireflies. Of course it’s not that easy, and of course things don’t go exactly as planned.

The Last of Us

You face two immediate threats. First, the zombies, which are humans infected by a fictionalized strain of the real cordyceps fungus (though the real-life version can only infect ants) and come in multiple different flavors, each more terrifying and threatening than the last. Second, hunters that seek to kill in order to get the supplies that they need, and sometimes for fun.

From a gameplay perspective, the game is fun, brutal and bolstered by smart AI. A scenario that caught me off guard occurred during the game’s first act. After being encouraged to sneak past a gang of three hunters who linger in front of a department store, I decide to take them head on, first with sheer firepower. Two of the hunters wield pistols of their own, the third (unarmed) realizes he’s outmatched and runs behind cover. After his two friends perish in a hail of gunfire, he hears my pistol click empty. He bellows a feral shout, part predatory, part joy and attempts to beat me the ol’fashioned way. Little did he know about the pipe strapped to my back which after a couple of brutal (this point exclaimed by Ellie who shouts “Oh my god Joel!” after the climactic strike) hits destroys the man’s face. After the battle, I decide it’s time to continue on, and the moment I enter the department store I realize my mistake. Another goon begins to choke me out from behind, but Ellie quickly tosses a brick at his head. After I manage to strike him down with the wrath of my pipe, I realize that his six other friends might have something to say about it…

The game’s tight, and sleek controls help the combat system and the crafting system adds to the feel that Joel is a scavenger and the world is a scavenger’s playground at this point.

The sounds of the game cover a range of emotion, from fresh and relaxing, to the intense fervor that accompanies imminent attack. Composer Gustavo Santaolalla showcases the skills that guided him to two Academy Awards. Past the actual soundtrack, the voice-acting by Troy Baker (fresh of a magnificent performance as Booker DeWitt in spring’s Bioshock Infinite) and Ashley Johnson is original and always welcome, with the least amount of recycled lines possible.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us also comes with a multiplayer that seemed to be a tacked-on addition, but it adds legs to an already strong game. The two game modes Supply Raid (4 on 4 deathmatch with an emphasis on scavenging and crafting) and Survivor (4 on 4 deathmatch with no respawns) either lead to all-out 10 minute shootouts, sneaking/flanking escapades that leave chilling silent moments as you search for items or a crazy mixture of the two.

Ellie tells me she can’t swim, but the only way across the area in-front of me involves an impromptu lesson in aquatics. I eventually find something she’s able to cross on, and after she gets to the other side, and I climb up onto the ledge beside her, a small triangle hovers over Ellie’s head as she raises her hand up. I hi-five her and she comments on it, and I think that’s one of the things in the game, the small things that shows why Naughty Dog are one of the premier developers heading into the next console generation.

To end off this review, to call The Last of Us the game of the year would be insulting to it, as its quite better than any other game I’ve played this decade. Hell, its plot which is rich with development and emotions and raw intensity is better than quite a few films I’ve seen this decade either. The Last of Us reads more like a promise if anything, or even a manifesto. A promise for changes to come, and a future for gaming that can’t arrive soon enough.

Release Date: January 4, 2013
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: John Luessenhop (Takers)
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, James MacDonald, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle.
Plot: 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…

Thoughts: When Lionsgate first announced the plot of the movie [SEE: Texas Chainsaw 3D Poster and Plot Details] I thought it was weird; “Even with the “3? in the title, this movie is not a sequel to the two modern rebooted movies in the series from the Platinum Dunes (the 2003 Jessica Biel starring The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). No, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a direct sequel to the 1974 original, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Ironically, this would mark the third direct sequel to the original film after 1986?s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 from the original director Tobe Hooper and 2004?s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.” And I still think it is weird. Why not just craft a stand alone story with Leatherface? That what the actual story feels like. It doesn’t feel like a direct sequel that picks up moments after the original. I’d prefer it if it was just “after” the other movies and stood on its own feet.

There is a lot of good horror left in a character like Leatherface. Texas Chainsaw 3D really does just seem like more of the same. Why not change it up a bit? Have Leatherface go on a massacre in Dallas or Houston. Hell, at this point I’d rather see “Leatherface in Space” than another movie with a bunch of young people in an old mansion in the middle of nowhere getting put on hooks and cut up with a chainsaw.- even if it is now in 3D. Ugh.

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