The shopping season starts early if you have a gamer who is also a horror fan on your chopping list. On Tuesday, Namco will release the much anticipated Splatterhouse on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. If you have been following Uncle Creepy on Twitter, you’ve heard him gush about this game. According to him … there are lots of things gushing in this title.
If you’re not much of a gamer, there aren’t many horror goodies to get excited about this week. Unless you’re down for an Asylum created CGI whale competing with your turkey (pun intended), along with a couple of other creatures. Rounding up the list is a British import and a cool looking indie offering that looks to make you shed some plasma.
Follow Rick and his mystical Terror Mask as he unmercifully tears, cuts and beats his way through denizens of unearthly creatures in an epic adventure to rescue his girlfriend from the clutches of deranged occult figure Dr. West. Embodying the unfiltered, primal aggression of its namesake, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. Read our Interview with Associate Producer Dan Tovar and check out our Splatterhouse Screenshots.
On a suburban street, two masked men seize a young woman. They bind and gag her and take her to an abandoned, soundproofed apartment. She is Alice Creed, daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan. But Alice is not going to play the perfect victim – she’s not giving in without a fight. In a tense power-play of greed, duplicity and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive. Watch the trailer.
The Asylum’s updated take on Herman Melville’s classic tale of obsession, revenge, and whaling sees the captain of a high-tech submarine on an obsessive quest to destroy the enormous prehistoric whale that maimed him. It cannot be coincidence that The Asylum chose to get into the giant prehistoric killer whale business so soon after archaeologists discovered fossils of a species of prehistoric whale so ginormous they gave it the scientific name “Leviathan melvillei” after both the biblical monster Leviathan and the author of the most famous whaling novel of all time.
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It follows six teenagers as they awake from horrible nightmares, get dressed, and walk out into the dead of night. They meet up confused and alone on a desolate street corner. With no idea how they got there, or any memory of having gotten out of bed, they decide to head back home. On their way, however, they quickly realize that there are things loose in the town … things with horns and tails, ghost-like apparitions that appear before their eyes, and horrible beasts that seem to be sprung out of their very nightmares. Watch the trailer.
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
Directed by Douglas Hickox
Starring Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Denholm Elliott, Martin Shaw, Glynis Barber, Brian Blessed, Eleanor Bron, Edward Judd, Connie Booth and David Langton.
Acclaimed actor Ian Richardson dons the deerstalker hat in this lively interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth. Nothing will stop the relentless and always elegant detective in his search for the truth about a legendary beast out for blood. The Lord of the Baskervilles is dead, seemingly killed by the slavering jaws of a supernatural monster of the moors. Arriving in the fog-drenched English countryside, Holmes and Watson battle hatred and treachery to unravel the eerie mystery of an ancient curse that aims to destroy the last Baskerville heir.
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Starring Tom Wisdom, John Rhys-Davies, Arnold Vosloo, Amy Acker
When her kingdom is besieged by a monstrous Fire Dragon, Princess Luisa searches for a savior to slay the mighty beast. She finds Gabriel, the son of a legendary knight, and the two summon the powerful Ice Dragon, a decision which may prove deadly.
– KW Low
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