SAMUEL L. JACKSON NABS ROLE IN STEPHEN KING’S CELL FILM ADAPTATION

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From The Press Release:

“Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company announced today they have set Samuel L. Jackson to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller CELL, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Tod “Kip” Williams will direct, with production set to begin in January. Benaroya Pictures is financing.

Samuel L. Jackson most recently co-starred in last year’s Django Unchained and next appears in the upcoming filmsOldboy and Robocop as well as Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and The Avengers sequel. He is currently in production on Secret Service.  In CELL, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse, transmitted by cell phones, spreads like a virus through the human population.

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CONTINUE READING FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE NEW POSTER (COURTESY OF BLOODY DISGUSTING) & SYNOPSIS ON THE FILM!

EARLY FOOTAGE OF NORMAN REEDUS LEARNING TO USE A CROSSBOW FOR THE WALKING DEAD

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You might think “The Walking Dead” star is a natural badass with a crossbow, but you’d be wrong. Dead wrong.

On a recent episode of Conan, late-night host Conan O’Brien showed the audience hilarious early training footage of THE WALKING DEAD star Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) struggling with a crossbow. Why shoot a zombie in the head with an arrow, when you can just throw the entire crossbow at it instead?

Check out the footage below!

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TWO PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 EPISODE 5

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After the events of last night’s episode of THE WALKING DEAD, I’m sure, like me, you were on the edge of your seat screaming at your televisions…or maybe that’s just me. So, as a special treat, check out not 1, but count ’em 2 previews for the next episode! AMC has released two promo videos for the next episode of THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4, airing Sunday, November 10 at 9/8c. Titled “Internment,” the episode is described as follows: Assorted enemies pressure Rick and the group, and the survivors and the prison may reach a breaking point.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE TWO NEW PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE 4.05, INTERNMENT!

Z*CON, AN EXCITING NEW ZOMBIE FILM FOR CHARITY, LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!

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UPDATE: 6 DAYS LEFT TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY! HEAD ON OVER TO THE INDIEGOGO PAGE AND CHECK IT OUT!

Source: Vince Collura & The Official Z*Con IndieGoGo Campaign:

Z*CON is feature length film about four teen podcasters who are trapped at a comic convention when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. They use social media to share what’s going on inside with the outside world. It’s kind of like “Goonies” meets “Shaun of the Dead” set in…well….a comic convention.

Oh…and 100% of the net proceeds from this film will go to charities such as The American Red Cross & Kids Need To Read! Pretty cool idea, huh? The IndieGoGo Campaign will be running from October 1st (hey, that’s today, so why aren’t you already donating?!) until November 9th, so while you have 40 days to contribute, you never know when the zombie apocalypse will hit, so head on over and start helping with the funding now!

I, for one, am incredibly excited about this project. If there’s any place for a zombie outbreak to occur, it’s going to be at a Con. Of course you’ll have your cowards and pants-pissers, but if I know anything, I know Con people, and I can guarantee that at least half (and this is a conservative number) have a zombie outbreak plan all ready to go. Weapons, however, will definitely prove an issue when all you have to work with is fake props and “boffer” swords. Regardless, we geeks are a hardy crowd and a zombie outbreak inside of a Con, while a nightmare to some, is a dream come true for horror fans!

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE INCREDIBLE, CHARITABLE, EXCITING NEW ZOMBIE FILM Z*CON!

NORMAN REEDUS ON HOW TO BE A BADASS

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With THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 premiere this Sunday October 13th, we here at Backwoods Horror (courtesy of AMC, of course) thought we’d share a few video extras in anticipation of what’s to come. First up is a video catching us all up on what happened at the end of the 3rd season. After than, we get an idea of what it takes to play a badass during the zombie apocalypse. Check ’em out after the break!

In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.).

CONTINUE READING FOR A WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 RECAP & NORMAN REEDUS TELLING EXPLAINING WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A BADASS DURING A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!

CHECK OUT THIS SNEAK PEEK FROM THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 premiere is THIS FRIGGIN SUNDAY, October 13th, and if you’re anything like me (and I’m sure you are, or else you wouldn’t be here), you’re chomping at the brains in anticipation. AMC has released a sneak peak from the first episode: 30 Days Without An Accident. Check it out after the break!

In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.).

CONTINUE READING FOR A SNEAK PEEK AT THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 4 OF THE WALKING DEAD!

NOTLD DOCUMENTARY BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD GETS A RELEASE DATE!

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In 1968 a young college drop-out and aspiring filmmaker named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and invented the modern movie zombie, which has spawned legions of films, books, comics, and video games, generating billions of dollars.

Robert Kuhns’s BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a new documentary available on iTunes October 15 and limited theaters October 18, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster — one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD INCLUDING A TRAILER AND THE AMAZING POSTER ART!

NICOTERO’S THE WALKING DEAD WEB SERIES DEBUTS!

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Source: Fangoria

KNB’s legendary Greg Nicotero, who’s consistently doing some of the best work on THE WALKING DEAD (makeup or otherwise), has been at the helm not only of full episodes, but a series of webisode side stories in the massively popular TV show’s universe. Anticipating the series’ fourth season premiere, his latest work, a three-parter titled THE OATH starring THE LAST EXORCISM’s Ashley Bell, has premiered.

Synopsis:

THE WALKING DEAD: THE OATH tells the story of the lone survivors of a massive walker-attack, Paul (Wyatt Russell, Cowboys and Aliens) and Karina (Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism), who speed across the countryside, frantically searching for an aid-station as one of them slowly bleeds out from a wound. Finally coming upon a hospital that has not been overrun at first feels like a blessing, but could soon turn to misfortune, as a seemingly benevolent doctor (Ellen Greene, Little Shop of Horrors) may hide a darker agenda.

You can find THE WALKING DEAD: THE OATH in its entirety after the break. THE WALKING DEAD returns for a fourth season on October 13th.

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OCTOBER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

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It’s that time of year again boils ‘n ghouls.  That time of year when the air becomes cool and crisp.  When dusk brings a brilliant orange hue and long, mysterious shadows.  That time of year when the smell of woodsmoke drifts upon the brisk night wind.  When the leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.  It is that time of year when a Jack ‘o Lantern, so carefully carved, sits glowing upon the steps of homes everywhere.  When children stalk the night to trick or treat.  It is a time of monsters, of werewolves, vampires, witches and ghosts.  It is time…for Halloween!

If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that, like me, you’ve waited all year for this as the entire month of October is Halloween for me (hell, I could say it’s Halloween all year round here at BackwoodsHorror). And the day itself?  I’m not yet certain what I’ll be doing, but I’m for DAMN sure it’s going to be memorable (IF I can remember it…heh…).  So dust off your costumes, or make or buy new ones, because it’s time to get out there and celebrate the time of year when Horror in every form imaginable is brought to the forefront of every heart and mind.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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THE FIRST 4 EPISODE TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS, & NEW PROMO FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4

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In even more WALKING DEAD news as we quickly approach the season four premiere, AMC has released the titles and descriptions from the first four episodes of THE WALKING DEAD Season 4! In an added bonus, they’ve also released a new promo! Check ‘em out after the break below! The series stars Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney. Season 4 of THE WALKING DEAD returns to AMC in October 13 at 9pm ET.

In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.).

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES & A NEW PROMO FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4!