This is THE week to invest in a PS3 just so you can buy and download the fantastic Dead Nation exclusively on the Playstation Network. Trust us – it will be worth your while.
If you are not a gamer, this week’s horror offerings are limited to some fangless bites with the latest installment of Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (and all its related merchandise), staking (ha!) out a Saturday release all by itself. There’s also Vampires Suck, but the release party flash mob in Hollywood on November 30th sounds more interesting than the film itself.
Dead Nation (Video Game)
Available exclusively on the Playstation Network for $14.99, Dead Nation (REVIEW) is said to be home to the “smartest zombies” to ever be placed in a video game, meaning that these baddies will perform surprise attacks, drop down on you from buildings, and even grab at you through fences. On top of that we’re supposed to be getting the most on-screen zombies in a video game to date! The coolest feature by far, though, is the Global Zombie Infection Status Map, which will track your zombie kills with the daily online world map, aggregating the scores of players from all around the globe. Watch the TRAILER.
In the third chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenal Twilight series, Bella Swan is surrounded by danger as Seattle is hit by a string of murders and an evil vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, Bella is forced to choose between her love, Edward Cullen, and her friend, Jacob Black, knowing that her decision may ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. Read the REVIEW and watch a Commentary Preview.
Balthazar Blake is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer’s apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action, and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!
Sink your teeth into the Extended Bite Me Edition of the hysterically funny spoof, Vampires Suck (REVIEW)–with more outrageous humor and bloody good fun! Becca, an angst-ridden teenager at a new high school, finds herself torn between two supernatural suitors: a moody vampire and an extremely hairy werewolf. From the comedy masterminds who brought you Scary Movie and co-starring Ken Jeong (The Hangover), this laugh-out-loud comedy will leave you howling for more!
Valhalla Rising is a brutally beautiful Viking film with international star Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans) as One Eye, a chained prisoner forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of his captors. When One Eye escapes, he stumbles upon a group of warriors headed to the Crusades. But fate has something else in store as the men drift into the New World, where savages stalk them one by one in increasingly violent ways. Is One Eye an avenging angel or just the guiltiest of them all? The answers can be found in this ruthless, hallucinatory, one of a kind journey.
Shadowland opens in modern day North America, where construction workers uncover an old stone cross and what appears to be a wooden stake. They remove the stake from the ground, allowing Laura, a slumbering vampire, to revive and rise from the earth. As Laura attempts to make sense of the strange new world around her, she begins to remember not only an idyllic human life in 1897 but the handsome Lazarus, a mysterious lover who may not have had her best interests in mind. Soon Julian, a world-weary vampire hunter employed by the church, begins tracking Laura.
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Destination Forks is a must-have for any true Twilight fan. With three movies on one disc (Twilight Tour, Moods of Twilight, and Twihards), it’s the on-screen pilgrimage into the real world of Twilight. Your companion for the books and movies, it showcases the incredible beauty, mystery, moods, and places of the real Forks – birthplace of the story that became a global phenomenon. Over 250,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the real Forks, Washington to breathe in the reality that inspired Stephenie Meyer’s epic saga – have you?
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This unprecedented release features a collection of music videos and live performances from bands featured on the chart-topping soundtracks from The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. Muse “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” / Paramore “Decode” / Death Cab For Cutie “Meet Me on the Equinox” / Cee-Lo Green “What Part Of Forever” / Anya Marina “Satellite Heart” / MUTEMATH “Spotlight” / Lupe Fiasco “Solar Midnite” / Editors “No Sound but the Wind” / The Magic Numbers & Amadou & Mariam “All I Believe In” / Collective Soul “Tremble For My Beloved” / Eastern Conference Champions “A Million Miles an Hour” / Metric “Eclipse (All Yours)” / Fanfarlo “Atlas” / Iron & Wine “Flightless Bird” / Sia “My Love” / Bon Iver & St. Vincent “Roslyn” / Sea Wolf “The Violet Hour” / The Black Ghosts “Full Moon” / Hurricane Bells “Monsters” / O.A.R. “Love Is Worth the Fall” / Debussy “Clair De Lune” / Verdi “La Traviata”
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Molly flees the big city of Dublin for the safety of the suburbs and a quieter life. But Molly soon realizes everyone else nearby is commuting to work and that her lovely neighborhood is really a ghost town during the day. Insecurity mounts when Molly’s home is broken into. A new alarm system and even a handsome new boyfriend don’t relieve Molly’s anxiety as it becomes increasingly unclear whether she’s genuinely a target or just genuinely disturbed.
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Hurricane Katrina strikes Louisiana, laying waste to New Orleans and much of the Louisiana coast. Some see it as God’s punishment, others as a natural disaster with terrible repercussions. Plenty of folk call it a zombie apocalypse, others just say shit happens. But every hoodoo slinger this side of the Mason Dixon Line knows that a boko named Duv Alier used the hurricane to bind the loa spirit named Papa Ghede, The Lord of the Dead. With Papa Ghede no longer holding the doors to the land of the dead, the spirits have returned to the world, possessing the living. The only people to remain free from possession were those happy few who were spiritually strong enough to fight off the loa, or those with the gris gris charms to protect themselves.
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– KW Low
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