Festival Favorite ‘Livescream’ is Now Available on VOD
Feature-length gaming horror film Livescream is finally available on VOD platforms worldwide!
Written and directed by Michelle Iannantuono under her Octopunk Media banner, the feature stars Gunner Willis (Ozark) as Scott, a game streamer with a devoted audience, who begins playing a strange game that was sent to him from an anonymous fan. He soon realizes that something is very wrong as his followers begin dying one by one based on how he plays the game.
The film became an instant hit on the festival circuit after its debut garnering numerous awards.
It’s a fascinating look at gaming culture, visibility, and the translation of terror across mediums due in large part to Iannantuono’s design of the film which is set up to look like a live-streaming interface. The director also personally designed and created each level of play that Scott faces throughout the film.
“Nearly every creative choice I made for Livescream was inspired by a game, a game player, a game developer, a reference to a popular video, or some aspect of the culture,” the director stated in a press release. “Over these years I have observed, and felt in my own heart, the deep, intimate connection between streamers and their fans.”
That personal connection and commitment is clear in every second of the film’s one hour and ten minute run-time, and with the popularity of horror games on various streaming services, it’s something with which a lot of horror fans can identify.
Livescream is available currently available in the U.S. and Canada via Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, Microsoft/XBox, and PlayStation. (PlayStation customers can find the film by searching the title in the PlayStation store.) Additionally it is available worldwide via Vimeo.
If you’re a collector who prefers physical media, CLICK HERE to order the film on Blu-Ray.
Innovative, fresh, and terrifying, if you haven’t seen Livescream check it out today and remember your only choices are Play or Die…
For more on horror video games, be sure to check out:
‘Blair Witch’ is in Tune with a Specific Terror Mythos
‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Takes ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Terror to New Heights
‘Alan Wake 2’ Receives First Mindbending, Terrifying Trailer
Remedy Entertainment gives us some of the best games to date. I mean, Control and Alan Wake alone are spectacular. Now, the first peek at the sequel to Alan Wake is giving us a very different game with a lot of really scary shit going on.
The first Alan Wake back in 2010 took us down a very dark path where a writer explored a town that gave us some very big David Lynch Twin Peak vibes. Over time, it became clear that supernatural elements were at work… or maybe it was all in Alan’s head and he was writing the entire game as you played it… the game is really good and if you haven’t played it yet make your way back and get to it before the second one comes out.
The synopsis for Alan Wake 2 goes like this:
A string of ritualistic murders and a supernatural darkness begin to corrupt the locals of the quirky, idyllic small town of Bright Falls. Can FBI agent Saga Anderson and Alan Wake break free from the desolate horror story they’re trapped in and be the heroes they need to be?
Alan Wake 2 arrives beginning October 17.
‘Mortal Kombat 1’ Trailer Brings Us to a New Age of Brilliant Head-Smashing and Gut-Spewing
Mortal Kombat returns with a side-splitting and bone-crunching trailer for the new game. Along with that, we are going back to what fans love about the game. In fact, the game’s title is Mortal Kombat 1. A definite callback to the origin and roots of the franchise. All that with updated, groovy graphics. Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the game is the lineup of stars that have been called in to voice these characters. More on that part soon.
In the meantime let’s get a look at this brilliant trailer. It reveals choices and paths to take. Good and evil, violent or tame. An interesting turn and we want to see how this pans out and what the game itself does to utilize it. I mean… how exactly do you display choices in a fighting game?
What do you think about the direction that Mortal Kombat is headed with this entry? Let us know in the comments section.
Mortal Kombat 1 arrives beginning September 19.
Spirit Halloween Funko Exclusive: ‘Corpse Bride’ Victor & Emily
Although Tim Burton didn’t quite capture the magic of his 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, his spiritual follow-up The Corpse Bride (2005) still remains a fan favorite among dedicated niche Burton fans.
In honor of those devoted collectors, Spirit Halloween and Funko have teamed up for this exclusive Victor and Emily Movie Moment Funko POP! Figure. The scene features a Victor Van Dort Funko holding hands with an Emily Funko in the forest while his now revived dog Scraps watches on.
Although the film will always be in its predecessor’s shadow, Corpse Bride was a technological marvel in its own right. It was the first film to use commercial digital photography instead of traditional film. Unlike Nightmare, in which the puppet’s facial expressions were swapped out between frames, Bride incorporated hidden keys within the heads which smoothed out some of the jerky motions associated with earlier animations of its type.
Although The Nightmare Before Christmas has become a seasonal favorite, even taking over Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion with a seasonal overlay, The Corpse Bride did better at the box office. Whereas the former made over $91M worldwide back in 1993, Bride raked in over $118M.
For more information about this commemorative POP! including pricing and dimensions, head over to Spirit Halloween for the low down.