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Mini DayZ arrives for FREE!

mini-dayz_img1 Per Game Informer, the popular DayZ game has a new browser version. DayZ players know that zombies are only part of the problem facing survivors of the apocalypse, but not everyone has played the game. Bohemia Interactive has released a free new browser game that provides a taste of that experience while offering a new perspective on survival. MiniDayZ is a 2D, top-down game that you can play here. You won’t mingle with other players (which, as DayZ veterans know, isn’t necessarily a bad thing), but you will have to battle the undead as well as your own basic human needs.

‘Outcast’ adds to the cast

OUTCAST-02Four lucky actors have officially landed roles on Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’. Picked up by Cinemax, the show revolves around Kyle Barnes played by Patrick Fugit who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child.As an adult, with the help of a reverend, he tries to unveil what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why he seems to carry special peculiarities.The first issue of the monthly comic was published in 2014 by Image Comics.
And here are the chosen cast members so far:
Patrick Fugit- Kyle Barnes
Philip Glenister- Reverend Anderson a preacher from West Virginia who believes his job is to wage war on evil despite the fact he smokes and drinks.
Reg E Cathy- Giles he’s a friend of the reverend’s and although he doesn’t really believe in possession he does believe in the reverend.
Julia Crockett- Sara Barnes Kyle’s psychotic mother. Although Kyle thinks she’s just crazy there’s more to it than that.
Wrenn Schmidt – Megan Holter She’s a child psychologist and Kyle’s adopted sister. Her mission in life is to help Kyle any way she can.
Kip Pardue Megan’s husband. He’s the skeptic of the bunch and is also a small town cop.

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Escape Dead Island: review

Reviewed by M. Kelly

Escape dead IslandYesterday I played Escape Dead Island with the understanding that it wasn’t similar to the previous versions of Dead Island and I needed to keep an open mind. In the following review, I’ll point out the pro’s and con’s I found. The version played was for the Xbox 360.
PROS:
For starters, The cartoon graphics of the game aren’t for everyone but they give the game a unique look. Also the whole game seemed to be a better fit for young teens(13-16) than adults. The story line has potential but needs a little tweaking.
CONS: From the beginning,the game constantly leaves you in a confused state. You really don’t get much of a chance to try and figure out what’s going on. Also, you die pretty easily. The game is very random and at times redundant. And not to be too critical, but the fighting system and mechanics seem to be weak.
In my opinion, this game needed a little more work before it was released. For the money($39.99) this might be one of those zombie games that you want to buy used or receive as a gift.
And those are my thoughts!

‘Hellevator’ game show

GSN logoGSN BUILDS ON 2014 SUCCESS WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR 2015
Horror Film Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Preps Fright-Inducing Suspenseful Game Show

Coming off a record-breaking 2014, GSN continues to delve into new genres of game programming with shows that will join the network’s traditional “shiny floor” series, expanding its competitive entertainment roster for 2015. The announcement was made today by David Schiff, senior vice president, programming and development, GSN.

The horror-themed game show HELLEVATOR features contestants entering a dark, mysterious warehouse – via an ominous-looking elevator – where they will compete in a series of scary, suspenseful and emotionally exhausting challenges. Only the survivors will make it out as winners. HELLEVATOR is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. Matador’s Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin executive produce. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” franchises), who won a 2014 Emmy® Award for “The Normal Heart,” also executive produces.

Escape Dead Island arrives

Escape dead Island The highly anticipated Dead Island Escape has just been released for PS4 and Xbox360. Although the first two in the series Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide did well,speculation is that this installment won’t be as good as the first two. We’re playing the Xbox360 version now and we’ll have a review for you shortly.

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CBS hires John August for ‘Scary Stories’

Scary Stories To tellJohn August best know for Big Fish, Frankenweenie, and GO will adapt the iconic book series to film. The novels by Alvin Schwartz, had children of the 1980s and 1990s leery of things that went bump in the night. The series sold over seven million copies worldwide and started with Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark, followed by More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and finally Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones. The collection of folk tales and urban legends also memorably haunted generations of youngsters with its surreal and nightmarish illustrations by award-winning artist Stephen Gammell.
Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment are producing, while Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will executive produce.

‘Deadly Revisions’

Gregory Blair’s psychological horror feature Deadly Revisions continues to pick up awards. Blair has already won the “Best Director of an Indie Horror Film” at the Entrepreneurs on the Movie Awards (2013). In 2014, it won The Los Angeles Movie Award for “Best Narrative Feature” and “Best Actor” as well as “Best Actress” for Bill Oberst Jr. and Cindy Merrill, respectively (FHFF). Most recently, it won “Best Feature Film Screenplay” at the Terror Film Festival. Now, the film is set for a wide release across multiple platforms.
In the film, actor Bill Oberst Jr. plays Grafton Torn. Torn has recently suffered a head injury, after a fall, in his own home. He experiences amnesia and a good friend offers him refuge in an old cabin. Here, Torn returns to his horror writing, with help from a hypnotist (Cindy Merrill). But his imagination manifests more and more horrifying images. What is real, in this tale of true terror?Deadly Revisions continues to play before horror audiences. This title will have an appearance at the Twisted Tails Film Festival in Dallas, Texas. This showing will take place Dec. 6th. Then, this appearance will be followed-up by a release on home entertainment platforms (DVD, Blu-ray) and through Video-on-demand (iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play). Horror fans will have many opportunities to see this quality film for themselves, this year and into 2015.

The Walking Dead: sixty second review

Daryl and Carol streeet pic season 5Tonight’s episode was titled “Consumed”. But before we get in the show’s recap, remember don’t read on if you didn’t watch the last episode.
***SPOILER ALERT***

This episode was clearly all about Daryl and Carol. On last night’s episode of The Walking Dead the show opened with a flash back of Carol driving away from Rick then arriving at a law firm where she held up for a couple of days. Seeing smoke on the horizon she was drawn to the destruction of the prison.
Next we had a flash forward to Carol talking to Daryl as they pursued the car that kidnapped Beth. Obviously the car stopped and that’s when Carol wondered if they’d been seen. The answer to that question was no, not until a walker gave their position away. Unfortunately for them, the car ran out of gas so they were forced to hold up in the office that Carol was staying in.
That’s where Daryl and Carol started to have a heart to heart talk before some walkers trapped in an office down the hall invade their privacy. The next morning, Carol woke to the sight of Daryl burning the walkers.
We moved on from there with Carol and Daryl leaving the office. Running down the street they make an attempt to get to a pedestrian bridge linking two buildings.In the walkway, tents and sleeping bags are filled with walkers. Making their way around the tents, they enter a posh office which overlooks the burned out ruins of downtown Atlanta. Staring out the window, Daryl sees something. Using the rifle’s scope, he and Carol spot a white van with the same cross marks on it as the car they were chasing.
When they leave the office they’re taken by surprise by a young black kid pointing a rifle at them. The kid tells them they look “strong” then proceeds to let the walkers out of the tents. When Carol attempts to shoot the guy, Daryl knocks her pistol down. Yes, the kid gets away with their weapons. (Not good). Has Daryl gone soft? At this point that’s anybody’s guess.
In the second half of the show, it opens with another brief flashback of Carol standing watch over the bodies she set on fire.
Reaching the white van which was precariously hanging over a bridge, Daryl opens it to discover its empty before he climbs in. While this doesn’t seem to be the smartest thing to do, they’re both forced into the van after they’re swarmed by a horde of zombies. Telling Carol to buckle up, Daryl and Carol brace for the inevitable. Yes,the van takes the plunge. Landing on its wheels(lucky for them) they climb out to find that Carol has injured her shoulder.
Heading to Grady Memorial Hospital where they believe Beth was taken, they make their way across an open field. From a building down the street from Grady, Daryl decides to do some “watching”. In the same building where they’re watching the hospital, they hear walkers and are led to a zombie with one of Daryl’s arrows sticking out of it’s head. Shortly after, they catch up with the kid who stole their weapons. After Daryl pins the kid under a large bookcase, he leaves him to die at the hands of a walker, despite Carol’s pleas not to. (Go Daryl!)
Yes, Carol saves the kid. Then he tells Carol and Daryl that Beth is alive. He tells them she saved him, but she’s still a prisoner. Unfortunately, in her haste to cross the street, Carol gets hit by the kidnappers car. From a hiding position, Daryl and the kid are forced to watch the kidnappers take Carol away on a gurney. And in the final scene, Daryl is seen driving a truck with the kid in the passenger seat on his way to Grady.
Thanks for reading our sixty second recap of The Walking Dead’s “Consumed” See you next week!

The Vampire Diaries: “Fade Into You”

vampire-diaries-season-6-ftr On this weeks episode of The Vampire Diaries FRIENDSGIVING AT WHITMORE COLLEGE / FLASHBACKS TO KAI’S MURDEROUS PAST — As Caroline (Candice Accola) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) prepare to host Friendsgiving at the dorm, they receive some hopeful news from Alaric (Matt Davis) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), who have traveled to Portland to gather some information regarding the Gemini Coven. Tyler (Michael Trevino) is determined to help Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) after she and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) reveal some disturbing information about their witch lineage and the impending plans their coven has for them. Meanwhile, dinner takes a drastic turn when Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), who has revealed some painful details about her past, finds herself fighting for her life, leaving Alaric scrambling to help from a distance. Finally, Kai (guest star Chris Wood) makes a dangerous discovery that brings him one step closer to his release. Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham also star. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Nina Fiore & John Herrera.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday’s at 8 on the CW network.

‘Supernatural’

Supernatural season 10 key artOn this weeks episode of ‘Supernatural’ titled “Ask Jeeves” DEAN GETS A SURPRISING MESSAGE FROM BOBBY’S CELL PHONE — Dean (Jensen Ackles) is surprised when he checks Bobby’s cell phone and hears a message that says Bobby or his next of kin have been named as a beneficiary in an heiress’ will. Hoping that means extra money, Dean talks Sam (Jared Padalecki) into hitting the road to claim their fortune. However, what they encounter at the house is far from a treasure chest. John MacCarthy directed this episode written by Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder

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