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Choose Death Over Dishonor in Hyakki Castle

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Thanks to games like Darkest Dungeon and The Binding of Isaac, the dungeon crawler genre has seen something of a resurgence in recent years. So you probably won’t be surprised to learn that Hyakki Castle (official website) has been making quite a splash on the indie scene.

Developed by Asakusa Studios and published by Happinet, both of which are based in Japan, Hyakki Castle turns the dungeon crawler on its head by introducing a unique two party system in which your party can split into up to four separate factions at the same time as they navigate the titular cursed castle, as opposed to the usual one person on their own approach

Japanese mythology has always been a particular favorite among horror fans because of its monstrous creatures. That thing in the screenshots below that looks like a woman with a snake’s head is called a Nure-onna, and it’s just one of the grotesque beasts you’ll be facing once you purchase Hyakki Castle on Steam.

Hyakki Castle Official Synopsis:
A full-scale real-time dungeon RPG exploring a mysterious castle set in the 18th century, during the Edo Period of Japan. Now with a 2 Party System where you can divide into parties and move separately, a feature not seen up until now in real-time dungeon RPGs. New strategies and ways of solving puzzles by dividing the party and attacking enemies, a new evolution of real-time dungeon RPGs!

Story:
Hyakki Castle is set in the Edo Period of Japan, and the castle is on an island of exile where criminals are sent. Doman Kigata, a prodigy sorcerer who schemed to overthrow the Shogunate and place a death curse on a leader, has been captured and sent to the island. One day decapitated heads were sent to Edo Castle. It was the barely recognizable form of Hyakki Castle guards and criminals. “My offering to you, contents: 3 heads – The Lord of Hyakki Castle” News of a mystical castle appearing on Hyakki Island had already reached the Shogunate’s search team. Iemune, the current Shogun of the time, believed this to be the doing of Doman Kigata. The investigation of Hyakki Castle and the assassination of Doman Kigata were appointed to 4 secret agents (the player)…

Features:
“The 2 Party System” is a new system in which the parties can be divided.
It is possible to divide the parties of 4 into 2 parties (2:2 people or 1:3 people) at any given time. (* Only when the party is together.)

Divide your team into 2 parties and take out strong enemy monsters with a pincer attack, or lure enemies with 1 party while getting items with the other. New strategies that have never been seen before in real-time dungeon RPGs!

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SHARKNADO 6 Gets Official Title and Teaser Trailer

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Today the SyFy channel has released not only the first teaser trailer for Sharknado 6, but they have also revealed the film’s official title.

Yes, the film is now officially called The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time and it will be premiering on SyFy August 19th.

Do you really think this is the last Sharknado film? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen. It stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, La Toya Jackson, Dee Snider, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alaska, and Darrell Hammond.

It will be released on August 19th.

Synopsis:

Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment, he will tackle the final shark-tier — time travel. In the ending moments of SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all?

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New Exorcism Flick THE CLEANSING HOUR Adds Kyle Gallner

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Skubalon Entertainment is currently focused on creating low-budget supernatural horror and thriller content for film, TV and digital platforms and today we have word on their new film The Cleansing Hour.

The film has just snagged one of our beloved genre’s most consistent actor, Kyle Gallner. Gallner is best known for starring in such neo-classics as Red State, A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and Jennifer’s Body… I didn’t say these were films everyone loves…

The contained horror thriller marks the feature debut for editor turned director Damien LeVeck and will co-star Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door) and Alix Angelis (The Magnificent Seven).

You can check out the short film that inspired the feature below, and then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re excited to check out this new exorcism horror movie in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film was written by Damien LeVeck and Aaron Horwitz. Shirit Bradley (Godzilla: King of Monsters), Dan Clifton (The Den, The Belko Experiment), Natalie LeVeck and Damien LeVeck are producing under the Skubalon Entertainment banner.

The film begins shooting in Bucharest, Romania next month.

Synopsis:

The Cleansing Hour follows best friends Max and Drew (Guzman and Gallner) who run a popular webcast that stages exorcisms to look real. When the actress of the day (Angelis) becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon, the friends must work against the show clock to figure out the demon’s sinister motive, while the demon exposes the trio’s dark secrets before a rapidly-growing global audience.

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Blumhouse Teams With DEAD SNOW Director for New Thriller INTRUDERS

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Tommy Wirkola

Director Tommy Wirkola is one of the top horror directors to keep tabs on. From Dead Snow to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters to his most recent Netflix original film What Happened To Monday? Wirkola has more than earned his genre stripes.

And so we’re excited to hear via Deadline that Blumhouse is in talks to finance his new thriller Intruders from and producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick.

You can check out the chilling synopsis below and an interview with the director regarding his underappreciated horror-comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Do we really need yet another film called Intruders? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Wirkola will direct the film based on his original screenplay and the film is heading into a summer production start date.

Synopsis:

A mother escapes her abusive husband and takes her young daughter toward refuge in a secluded home, only to be assailed by intruders hungry for the gold that’s supposedly buried in the house.

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