I always wondered why Monster Energy Drinks filled me with such vitality, drive, and optimism. It’s because every little sip comes from the nectar of Satan’s bosom.
Watch as this woman hilariously breaks down the symbolism and meaning behind the marketing of Monster Energy Drinks. Without a shadow of a doubt she proves that THE DEVIL is behind it. Or, maybe Monster brilliantly branded their product in a way that represents what it wants to be.
Is there a demonic agenda, or is it just evil how much cooler Monster just got?
Art by Elma.
A lot of horror movies have great marketing campaigns that build the flicks up to be some terrifying, horrifying, inventive entry into the genre. However, as we all know, a lot of these do not exactly pay off. In fact, these movies would wind up leaving a bad taste in the viewer’s mouth, making them wonder, “What went wrong?”
So let’s talk about some of these movies today. I want to bring up some movies that really disappointed me and then I want to know some of yours! Head on in for my list.
Since zombie flicks have become a dime a dozen, you really need to have some sort of hook to make your zombie flick stand out. Zombies filled with lava? That’s new.
AFM is that magical time of year when even websites like Deadline find themselves reporting on b-movies with a certain sense of bemusement. Especially when the b-movie involves Danny Trejo as a guy named “Night Wolf” fighting a new breed of undead containing a volcanic creme filling. The site reports that Uncork’d Entertainment is going to uncork a whopper of a zombie flick, having nabbed the North American rights to Rene Perez’s The Burning Dead (formerly known as Volcano Zombies) starring Danny Trejo and Tom Downey (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan).
Of course, any time you see a b-movie with Danny Trejo getting top billing, you have to wonder if he’s actually the star or the guy in the movie for five minutes whose name they use to sell it. Don’t know why you’d need anything extra to sell audiences on a movie about lava-filled zombies.
The Burning Dead deals with a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcanic eruption and then fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. I can see how this would make the traditional means of dispatching the undead a bit more problematic.
Moniqua Plante (“Nashville”) and Robert F. Lyons (Death Wish II) co-star in the magmatic monster mash from writers Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona.
Expect to see The Burning Dead on DVD, VOD, Syfy, and/or in Walmart $5 bins sometime in early 2015. Looking forward to it. Lava zombies for the win!
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Starring Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom
Written and directed by Axelle Carolyn
Distributed by Revolver Entertainment
For her first time out as writer/director of a feature film, Axelle Carolyn has hit a home run with her “quiet” horror film Soulmate. Shot on location in a small village near Powys, Wales, and in a local cottage, the film opens with the powerful scene of protagonist Audrey Barker (Walton) attempting suicide with a straight-edge razor in the bath. Saved from death by her sister, Alex (Emma Cleasby), she retreats to an isolated Welsh cottage to recover and to also deal with her overwhelming grief at the death of her husband, in which she feels she had a hand.
As she is unpacking her car, Audrey is approached by the nosy Theresa (Tanya Myers) from the village with a basket of food for the new tenant of Talbot Cottage. Audrey knows the cottage by another name, Aleath Cottage (ironically Welsh for “without mourning or wailing), and tries to correct the woman, but Theresa will have none of it. The former owner, Douglas Talbot (Wisdom), was a beloved neighbor, and the cottage will always be known as Talbot Cottage. The viewer will see more of Theresa.
Finally ensconced in her new home, Audrey begins exploring, especially after hearing noises in the middle of the night from what turns out to be a locked room. She goes to the apparent landlord, Theresa’s husband, Dr. Zellaby (Nick Brimble), to ask for the key to this room, but both he and his wife say it has never been unlocked since the death of Talbot over 30 years ago. After insisting, Dr. Zellaby returns to the cottage with Audrey and unlocks what they call the “box room,” and Audrey is able to see that there is no one hiding there. Later, after the noises continue, Audrey returns to the door and jimmies it open herself. It is full of Talbot’s belongings, including a gun, as well as letters from his late fiancée, Nell, all of which add to the mystery of the place.
When Audrey has had enough of the noises, she commands the ghost she believes is there to “Show yourself!” and Douglas Talbot does, much to Audrey’s horror. But after her initial shock wears off, she and Douglas begin a bizarre friendship, they both having so much in common. Death and grief, mostly.
Once Douglas makes his appearance, the film really takes off, and not always in a good way. Carolyn’s “quiet” movie becomes “noisier,” and the menace grows to a shocking moment of confession. I won’t give away any more of the film, but it is one which I recommend watching more than once (I had trouble with the volume on my television and missed a lot of the dialogue between Audrey and Douglas during my first viewing – had to REALLY turn the volume up for the second viewing to hear everything). Their discussions are very important to the core of the film so don’t miss them!
First, I loved the movie’s look. Carolyn found an amazing cinematographer in Sara Deane, who really captures the gloominess of a Welsh autumn as well as the dark hallways of an old cottage on the quintessential Gothic “dark and stormy” night. I would probably enjoy watching Soulmate with the volume off; the images are that amazing.
And the score, by Christian Henson, really sets the stage for the “feeling” of Soulmate. Reminiscent of the horror film The Ring (2002), with all of its stringed instruments, there is a sadness to the score that mixes beautifully with the tale of Audrey and Douglas. And there is also one lone piano that reinforces the feelings of grief and loss that are the major themes of the film. Brilliant choices by Carolyn. I must also give kudos to the sound design department for how subtly they put the sound of the wind in the film. It adds that touch of frisson that fits so well with the overall look and sound of the picture.
My biggest complaint is about actress Anna Walton and her attempts to play the violin. I realize this is a very low-budget film, but surely an actress of her caliber could have taken a few lessons prior to filming! Ms. Walton is a lovely woman, but for Soulmate she wore what looked like very little makeup and appeared very delicate, fragile and haunted looking. Perfect for Audrey! Just move your fingers more when “playing” the violin!
Another complaint is the ending of the film – it is left very open to interpretation, and that might have been Carolyn’s plan. I loved the final shot in the film but wanted to know WHAT HAPPENED?? I suppose I should just go with what I think happened and let it rest; don’t complain about it.
All in all, Soulmate is a lovely, spooky, old-fashioned ghost story in an age where there are very few such films made. Most closely reminiscent of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, it seems set in another age, when women could fall in love with their ghostly visitors. I was amazed by how “high-budget” it looked for such a low-budget film, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Carolyn does next. Hopefully another ghost story!
The only extras on the US DVD are Carolyn’s two shorts, the wonderful The Halloween Kid and the memorable The Last Post, as well as an interview with Carolyn and the film’s trailer. The UK DVD has the commentary if you have a universal DVD player.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson‘s latest album has had pretty much all details released, including the track listing, the release date, and the title, which is set as The Pale Emperor. The album will feature 13 tracks, with titles such as “The Devil Beneath My Feet”, “Killing Strangers”, and “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” and it will be released on January 16th, 2015 via Hell, Etc. (under Cooking Vinyl). The album can be pre-ordered via iTunes.
The Pale Emperor is the follow up to 2012′s Born Villain.
Head below for a stream of “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” as well as .
1. Killing Strangers
2. Deep Six
3. Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
4. The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
5. Warship My Wreck
6. Slave Only Dreams To Be King
7. The Devil Beneath My Feet
8. Birds of Hell Awaiting
9. Cupid Carries a Gun
10. Odds of Even
11. Day 3
12. Fated, Faithful, Fatal
13. Fall of the House of Death
Out of AFM we learned that The Raid stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian will star alongside Captain America and Purge: Anarchy‘s Frank Grillo in Beyond Skyline.
The sequel/spinoff to Colin and Greg Strause’s Skyline is to be directed this time by Liam O’Donnell, who worked on some effects in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Iron Man 2. He co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Cordes. The duo wrote the first film, too.
The sequel’s storyline allegedly takes place at the same time the first one did.
Hydraulx Entertainment is behind Beyond Skyline, and do some seriously badass effects work.
Producers’ Preview of The Originals Ep. 2.06 – Wheel Inside the Wheel – Teases a New Story Within the Story
On Monday night Episode 2.06 of “The Originals” is going to branch out a bit and give fans a whole new part of the show’s mythology. Curious about what’s ahead? Then settle in for a moment to hear exec producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci discuss the story inside the story of “Wheel Inside the Wheel.”
“The Originals” Episode 2.06 – “Wheel Inside the Wheel” (airs 11/10/14)
A FAMILY BUILT ON SECRETS AND LIES — Fed up with her antics, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) becomes agitated and demands that Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) release Elijah (Daniel Gillies), whom she has captured. However, Esther reveals a few dark secrets from Klaus’ past in an attempt to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Meanwhile, Oliver (guest star Chase Coleman) ends up in a dangerous situation, prompting Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to reconnect with Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons), who has been living a new life out in the bayou. Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes), who still believes baby Hope’s death was her fault, teams up with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Gia (guest star Nishi Munshi) after she becomes suspicious of her faculty advisor Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood).
Lastly, in a surprising turn of events, Klaus comes face-to-face with a visitor from his past. Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.
With as much time as I’ve spent covering them here, it must have taken a monumental amount of effort on your part to not give in and grab the indie horror game Outlast, and/or its sufficiently terrifying Whistleblower expansion. If you have yet to add one or more of these games to your library, this is where you should start paying attention.
Because the folks at Red Barrels are the very best, they’ve gifted me with 5 Steam codes for Outlast and another 5 for Outlast: Whistleblower, which I’ll now be giving away to some lucky readers.
For a chance at taking one of these codes home with you, all I’ll need you to do is:
1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel
2. Comment below with your YouTube name (so I can make sure you didn’t skip step #1) and which game you prefer a code for.
Enter by Saturday, November 15 for a chance to win!
This is just our way of celebrating the recent news that developer Red Barrels is currently working on Outlast 2. For bonus points that don’t mean a thing because I’ll be choosing the winners at random, let me know in the comments what you’d like to see from the upcoming sequel.
Of course we’re not suggesting that you eat your buddies… rather, a demon with a killer appetite is on the loose in Atlanta, and it’s up to Constantine to rein it in in next week’s Episode 1.04, “A Feast of Friends.”
Check out our image gallery for the ep along with a look “inside” last night’s installment, in which writers Mark Verheiden and David Goyer join the cast to discuss the first appearance of Papa Midnite (played by Michael James Shaw) and their inspiration for “The Devil’s Vinyl.”
“Constantine” Episode 1.04 – “A Feast of Friends” (11/14/14; 10-11pm)
When Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) old friend Gary Lester (guest star Jonjo O’Neill) accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld. Harold Perrineau and Angélica Celaya also star.
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In next week’s Episode 4.04 of “Grimm,” entitled “Dyin’ on a Prayer,” an ancient evil arises and consumes its victims. In other words, it’s just another Friday in Portland! Read on to see a preview of the ep along with a big batch of stills.
Want even more? Then check out these creature profiles of our Wesen of the Week. We get two for the price of one this go-round: the Heftigauroch, bull-like Wesen that are excellent fighters when provoked but prefer to avoid fighting, and the demonic Schinderdiv, which use fangs protruding from their jaws to pin down their victims and puncture their chests. Sounds like a perfect double-date to us!
“Grimm” Episode 4.04 – “Dyin’ on a Prayer” (11/14/14; 9-10pm)
Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to an unusual crime scene with a victim who appears to have died from clay-induced asphyxiation. At the precinct, Wu (Reggie Lee) begins to grow more suspicious of Trubel’s (guest star Jacqueline Toboni ) presence.
At the Spice Shop, Elizabeth (guest star Louise Lombard) makes a major breakthrough with regard to restoring Nick’s powers, while Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) experience cultural backlash as a result of their inter-Wesen marriage. In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) hopes that putting trust in her mysterious visitor will help her escape the dungeon. David Julian Hirsh guest stars; Sasha Roiz also stars.
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Today at the BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, CA, lots of news was revealed regarding the upcoming feature film Warcraft, an adaptation of the World of Warcraft video game being directed by Duncan Jones. Read on for updates on which characters we’ll be seeing in the movie and lots more!
From the Press Release:
Legendary Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, and distribution partner Universal Pictures held a panel at BlizzCon today for Warcraft fans in support of the feature film that will appear in theaters on March 11, 2016. The panel marks Warcraft director Duncan Jones’ second appearance at the show, honoring his promise to “show a lot more next year” at BlizzCon 2013. Legendary held its first movie panel at BlizzCon in 2007, when producers Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni discussed the initial plans for bringing Blizzard’s world to the big screen, and today’s panel continues that tradition of giving the dedicated Warcraft fans first access to information and images related to the film.
Panelists included Duncan Jones, the director behind the award-winning sci-fi film Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011); Chris Metzen, Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development for Blizzard Entertainment, Bill Westenhofer, the BAFTA and Academy Award®-winning VFX supervisor behind films such as The Life of Pi, and actor Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, “True Blood”), whose character Orgrim was revealed today along with the names of the other characters that each member of the film’s principal cast will play.
Until now the specific characters that the film’s principal cast are playing have been kept under wraps. Today the characters were announced, divided between “Alliance” and “Horde” – the two opposing armies recognized by Warcraft fans across the world.
Legendary also announced a new initiative, inviting fans to join the frontline of the film. By signing up at FIGHTFORTHEALLIANCE.COM or FIGHTFORTHEHORDE.COM, fans can celebrate their allegiance and receive regular updates on the movie from the perspective of their chosen side.
- Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) – The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.
- King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) – King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.
- Medivh (Ben Foster) – Known as “The Guardian,” Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
- Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) – Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
- Lady Taria (Ruth Negga) – Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
- Garona (Paula Patton) – Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.
- Durotan (Toby Kebbel) – The lead protagonist for the Horde, Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, battling to save his people and his family from extinction.
- Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) – Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of Orc legend.
- Blackhand (Clancy Brown) – Known as “The Destroyer,” Blackhand is one of Orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.
- Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) – Gul’dan is a supreme Orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.
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Flirting proves deadly in Monday night’s Episode 2.08 of “Sleepy Hollow,” entitled “Heartless,” in which a succubus arrives in town. Here’s a sneak peek plus several stills from the ep.
“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.08 – “Heartless” (airs 11/10/14)
Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) set out to take down a succubus whom Henry (John Noble) has sent out to drain the life forces out of its victims.
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Primus. What a weird fucking band. Absolutely insane music that shouldn’t work and yet it does. I don’t know why I love this band but goddammit I do.
Because I don’t get to talk about them nearly enough on BD, I wanted to feature their music video for “Mr. Krinkle”, which comes from their 1993 album Pork Soda. The video is a one-take shot and shows Les Claypool dressed as a pig in a business suit playing a standup bass. In the background are tons of different entertainers, from slave drivers to girls jumping rope, fire breathers to contortionists. It’s just a crazy video that makes little to no sense and yet, as a result, is absolutely perfect for Primus.
Enjoy it below and have an awesome weekend!
BOOM! Studios have made a name for themselves in the world of comic book horror thanks to teaming with the mastermind that is Clive Barker, but they also have been pushing to show people that Barker isn’t all they have. “Hexed” is a surreal fantasy that has a horrific tone, and unique world. It’s a truly original take on the genre.
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Emma Rios
Synopsis: It’s a battle of the millennia in the making as Yves and Madame Cymbaline face off for the control of the Graeae family, with Lucifer, Raina, and Val caught in the middle. Equipped with the Binding Frame and Michaelangelo’s Torque, the Brisendine Gallery Gala turns into a worlds-spanning warzone as Lucifer makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Sometimes when you listen to music you realize that what you’re hearing moves beyond the simple definition of “music” and transcends into “art”. Now, art is a bit subjective but I feel very comfortable applying that label to the music of Elizabeth Motzell, whose album Evidence And is a haunting mix of eerie music and spoken poetry.
The combination results in something that is far more cerebral than everyday background music. It demands your full attention, asking you to think and devote a little bit of time to introspection.
Next Thursday Iam8bit (2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026) is hosting a spectacular gallery of art that imagines movie sequels that were never made.
Below you can check out some samples from “SEQUEL,” an exhibit featuring the works of more than 40 artists.
Among the gallery of art you’ll find incredible art for never-made films such as Hellboy III, Sleepy Hollow 2, The Rocketeer: Crimson Skies (my personal favorite), Fight Club 2 and more!
Celebrating the anniversary of Repo!, director Darren Lynn Bousman is currently in New Orleans shooting his long-gestured haunted house thriller, Abattoir.
Bousman is reteaming with his Saw III and star J. LaRose (pictured), sources exclusively tell Bloody Disgusting, with Bryan Batt of “Mad Men” fame also taking on a role.
Joe Anderson (Hercules), Dayton Callie, Jessica Lowndes (Altitude, Autopsy) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) also star.
Bousman is directing from a script by David Schow, Teddy Tenenbaum and Christopher Monfette.
“The story centers on a real estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question, ‘How do you build a haunted house?’ ”
As part of Image Entertainment’s “Twilight Zone”: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set, we have an exclusive clip from Part 2 of the documentary (‘The Legacy of “The Twilight Zone”‘) in which they speak about honoring creator Rod Serling.
For the first time ever, Rod Serling’s groundbreaking Original Series (1959-1964) and the classic 1980s Series (1985-1989) are together in one limited edition box set.
With only 7,500 sets created, this limited edition 41-DVD box set is available on November 11, 2014.
In addition to the two beloved series (225 episodes combined), and more than 20 hours of bonus features listed below, The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set contains one of four possible collectible 1960s Twilight Zone comic books. Limited Edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.
Over 20 hours of bonus features include:
· New featurettes with never-before-seen interviews
· The “American Masters” documentary Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval
· Dozens of audio commentaries previously available only on blu-ray
· Rod Serling interviews, lectures and appearances
· Interviews with cast and crew
· Original sponsor billboards
· Isolated music scores
The horror adventure game Asylum has been in development for half a decade now. It’d be about a year short of qualifying as vaporware if developer Senscape didn’t offer the occasional reminder that it’s still very much alive and on track to release when it’s damn good and ready. So far, each update has offered a painfully glimpse look at the upcoming game, but that changes today thanks to a substantial update on its Kickstarter.
For starters, they’ve announced they’re making a documentary called “A Tour of Hanwell” that will chronicle the horror game’s longer-than-usual development time. The film will cover some of the things we’ve come to expect from “making of” films, including a look at early concept art and some behind the scenes footage. It will even follow the team as they visit a real asylum.
You know, for research.
The developer also offered some details on the official Asylum art book, which they’ve crammed full of “concept artwork, storyboards, early renders of locations, outtakes, the story and blueprints of Hanwell, trivia, the register of inmates including many [backer] names” and dubbed it the Record Book of the Insane Department.
Oh, and if you’re a backer who donated $100 or more to its Kickstarter campaign, Senscape is working on a VIP exclusive demo they hope to have ready later this month.
Senscape also offered a glimpse of the redesigned interface.
Despite my getting into video games at an early age, back when the point-and-click genre was at its most popular, I’ve never been able to discover a hidden enthusiasm I might possess deep within me for the beloved genre. Granted, this is almost entirely due to a lack of trying on my part, as I have limited free time now and there are so many games I’d like to play. If ever there was a game that could finally draw me in, it’d be the sci-fi horror game Stasis.
There’s a lot to love about the bleak world developer Chris Bischoff has created for Stasis, from its impressive graphical fidelity to the smartly crafted scares, which are made more effective by its atmospheric environments and a haunting soundtrack from Fallout composer Mark Morgan.
It may borrow some ideas from Dead Space, mostly in regards to its art style and setting, but what it takes as inspiration is woven into the game world until it feels familiar, but not necessarily borrowed.
I’ve spent some time with its demo, which you can download free of charge over here. Otherwise, you can see my first impressions of this promising horror game in the video below.
We still don’t know when Stasis will release, but when it does it’ll come to PC.