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Silent Hills P.T. The Movie

Home-made editing from the game Resident Evil: Revelations. Captured and edited by Nabil Ayari… and it’s better than most found footage movies. Check out more shorts over at GameBillStudio HERE


Summer Camp – The Slasher Game

You want Friday the 13th: The Videogame?, well Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp is basically that as it follows a gaggle of horny teen counselors who find themselves being hunted by some woods-dwelling psychopath, that would be you!

If you have the nagging feeling you’ve heard of this game before, you’re probably thinking about Splatter Camp, the other teen murder simulator from Babysitter Bloodbath (formerly Halloween) developer Pig Farmer Games. This isn’t Splatter Camp, this is Summer Camp.


Dead Island – FREE Digital Comic

Escape-Dead-Island_coverEscape Dead Island, the latest in the Dead Island video game series, we will at last learn just how the zombie outbreak began. The game is a third person survival mystery with a striking graphic design. Keeping with that tone, Deep Silver has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to release a three volume digital comic series set in the world of Dead Island.

In the Dead Island Digital Comic: “Death comes to California! Richard and Marco were two ordinary guys, until the zombie apocalypse gave them the chance to become true heroes . . . or at least rip the undead apart! Don’t miss the sidesplitting, gut-ripping digital-exclusive comic that ties directly into the Dead Island game universe!”

Download and preview the first volume of the Dead Island comic for free HERE
Or check out the full volume HERE

Each of the three volumes will run 16 pages long (48 pages in total) and will be available for FREE digitally via Dark Horse Digital. You can also read it on Amazon, on the Kobo Vox, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Nook Color, the Kobo iOS app, and the Nook app for Android.


Dead Island – The Movie

Dead-Island_bannerZombie video game Dead Island is getting reanimated for the screen by Occupant Entertainment and publisher Deep Silver. The companies have pacted to package, produce, and finance a new film based on the bestselling vidgame played from the perspective of survivors fending off the undead on an island paradise.

Dead Island sold over 8 million units worldwide after its initial release, drawing huge viral buzz from a memorable teaser trailer depicting one family’s dream vacation gone horribly wrong, Memento-style. That video notched a whopping 1 million YouTube views in a day, won the Golden Lion in Cannes at the International Festival of Creativity, and caught Hollywood’s attention. (It even inspired its own live-action recreation.)

Lionsgate bought the rights in 2011 but the project stalled when production head Alli Shearmur left the studio the following year. When rights reverted back to the publisher, the company sealed a new deal with LA-based Occupant, the indie production and financing shingle that launched with 2006 genre slasher All The Boys Love Mandy Lane – one of the original bidders on the property.

Plenty of high-profile video game properties have been waylaid on the road to development, but the Dead Island delay means filmmakers now have more material to mine. A tongue-in-cheek video game sequel set in Venice Beach is heading to shelves next spring and its own teaser has racked up 10M views since debuting in June at E3 (below). Occupant and Deep Silver are hunting for a director with an innovative take based on either the first game or its sequel, or something in between. They’re fast-tracking the project for an early 2015 start and have their sights set on launching the title at Berlin or Cannes.

“Deep Silver has created a highly successful game franchise based on very cinematic, widely viewed and well received trailers, which provide a great template for launching a film franchise with a distinctive and commercial take on the zombie apocalypse,” said Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino. “We want to find the right filmmaker and present somewhat of an open canvas, to make something distinct and original that also appeals to and expands the core audience.” Marino and Kate Sharp will oversee for Occupant.

“The Dead Island universe offers a rich and unique setting that can expand beyond the pure gaming experience,” said Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz. “We are very much looking forward to seeing Dead Island open up to new audiences and showing off the fun everybody at Deep Silver has with this brand.”

Occupant, meanwhile, is currently in production on horror thriller The Woods from director Corin Hardy. The company is also in production on the second season of its Emmy-nominated Hulu original series Behind The Mask. Deep Silver recently bought first-person shooter videogame franchise Homefront; its parent company Koch Media is a leading producer of digital entertainment and also operates a film distribution arm in Germany, the UK, and Italy.


Dead Island – Live Action Remake

You’ve seen the original reverse Dead Island trailer. I posted it over 2 years ago and can be viewed HERE. Now watch it in live action in this incredible shot for shot remake. Directed by BJ McDonnell.


Superior Firepower – The making of Aliens

In this behemoth of a documentary (3 hours) we get to see everything that went into making Aliens, from the construction of the APC to the Queen her slobbering self. The doc is packed with great information on the scripting, set building, and shooting of the film, so free up a block of your time and check it out.


Dead Rising 3 – Trailer