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Someone Cut All the FMVs From Phantasmagoria A Puzzle of Flesh Into One Cohesive Movie

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Back in the early 90’s, point-and-click adventure computer games were all the rage. Games like Monkey Island, Loom, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Grim Fandango were highlights of an era that has come and since gone. Still, some of those games have gotten second lives with HD remakes or rereleases with updated software.

In that time, there were several horror games that were absolutely fantastic. Games like The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, Clandestine, Gabriel Knight, and more tickled the fancy of those who wanted something as eerie as it was puzzling. One of the games during that time that many people overlooked was Sierra’s Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh.

The game followed Curtis, an employee at a pharmaceutical company whose co-workers are killed off one-by-one. More a psychological venture into Curtis’ mind, where he confronts the abuse he suffered from his mother, his conflicting feelings about his sexuality, and his foray into the world of BDSM, Phantasmagoria was WAY ahead of its time! Featuring nudity, gore, full sets, disturbing imagery, and more, it was very controversial upon release and still, to this day, will raise some eyebrows.

The actual gameplay style was very simple: you click on an object and a short FMV (full motion video) movie plays. As it turns out, if you cut all the FMVs from the game – of which there are a LOT – and splice them together, you can create a relatively coherent feature-length movie! That’s precisely what Pierce Dirks over at Vimeo did. The final product can be watched below!

If you decide that you want to try the game, it’s really cheap over at GOG.

Synopsis:
Written and designed by horror writer Lorelei Shannon, Phantasmagoria 2: A PUZZLE OF FLESH is a narratively unrelated follow-up to the best-selling title by graphical adventure pioneer Roberta WIlliams (King’s Quest). Notorious for its “obscene content” that saw the game heavily censored or outright banned in several countries, Puzzle of Flesh had the player help the introverted Curtis Craig navigate a psychological breakdown while working at a predictably sinister pharmaceutical company. Dark secrets, sexual exploration and inter-dimensional twists abound!

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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