If you’ve ever found yourself watching some stuffy costume drama or family-friendly adventure movie and thought to yourself, gee, this film sure could use a few more disembowelments, then B-D’s list of “Ten Most Memorably Gory Moments in Non-Horror Movies” is just the ticket for you. It was a shockingly easy lineup to compile, what with the plethora of gruesome war movies and martial arts extravaganzas (not to mention one notorious religious epic) to choose from, and as such narrowing it down to a mere ten picks was no easy task. And while there’s admittedly much more where the following batch of (surprisingly quite mainstream) blood-and-viscera-laced entries came from (perhaps a Part 2 is in order?), this list is a good starting point for any hardcore horror fan looking to expand their gore-loving horizons into other genres.
While scenes of gory mayhem are most often associated with films in the horror genre, the truth is that some of the most gruesome bits in movie history are featured in films that can’t rightly be classified as such. War epics, martial arts movies, adventure flicks, slapstick comedies, and even religious parables have all been known to linger on the morbid details of on-screen deaths, and given this fact Mr. Disgusting thought it would be fun to compile a list of ten of the most memorable gore scenes not associated with the horror genre. While I was more than happy to take on the challenge, I should note that the gags I ended up selecting aren’t necessarily the goriest of all possible choices; if that were the case the list probably would’ve been quite a bit different. What I’ve attempted to highlight here, rather, are those grisly scenes that, regardless of the actual volume of blood shown onscreen, truly stick in the mind long after you’ve left the theater.
Note: I’ve listed the scenes in alphabetical order because the artistic intent behind each of them varies wildly – some seek to elicit laughter, others disgust, others adrenaline, etc. As such, I didn’t feel it was appropriate to rank them on a relative scale.
Set to World Premiere at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival (full lineup here) is Sun Choke, which stars “Freaks and Geeks” fav Sarah Hagan, You’re Next‘s Barbara Crampton and Sara Malakul Lane.
This morning the first trailer has been revealed for the Ben Cresciman-directed psychological thriller that screens Saturday May 2 in Estes Park, CO. It looks phenomenal. In it, Hagan appears to be the product of an overprotective parent, Crampton, who turns out not to be her biological mother. When Hagan’s character is granted access to the outside world, things appear to spin out of control. Don’t get too close to the sun, they say…
Here’s what it’s actually about:
“Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an obsession with a stranger, Janie’s buried demons begin to surface.”
“So much of horror takes place in darkness,” said Cresciman to THR. “I bring that kind of story into the sunlight.”
Yesterday we shared this insanely spoiler-heavy trailer for Terminator Genisys, in theaters July 1, 2015.
Next up is a series of official images from the sequel directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: Dark World).
“When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…”
The screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with metalcore group Now And On Earth to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Your Number Is Up”! The video shows us an obsessed man who can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality. The song comes from their debut full length Blacked Out, which is out today! You can order the album via their Kings Road Merch webstore here. The band is currently getting ready for their first tour, check back here for future updates. Enjoy!
“In Here…Everything Gets You Killed.”
Bloody has landed the full teaser trailer and one-sheet for the psychological horror thriller Circle, written and directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione.
Described as “an intense real-time thriller which uniquely examines humanity under the worst possible circumstances”, Circle stars Saw V and “Dexter’s” Julie Benz, The Collection‘s Michael Nardelli and Autumn Federici.
“In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Organized in an inward-facing circle and unable to move, they quickly learn that every two minutes one of them must die… executed by a strange device in the center of the room. At first the attacks seem random, but soon the strangers realize that they, as a group, have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed. A vote. A chance to control the machine. But how can they choose who deserves to die? And what happens when there is only one person left?”
Circle was inspired by 12 Angry Men and “The Twilight Zone”.
Director Eric Courtney and screenwriter Martin Robinson (Seer) breathe new life – and death – into the found-footage horror genre with An Irish Exorcism, on DVD and Video-On-Demand on May 12th from Virgil Films.
“Newcomer Aislinn Ni Uallachain stars as Lorraine, an anthropology student in her final year of college who decides to film her thesis project – on the subject of exorcism within the Catholic Church. Recording interviews with priests from the local diocese, she stumbles upon Father Byrne (Brian Fortune, Game of Thrones, Vikings), an older priest who is helping a young woman whose 13-year-old daughter is apparently possessed by a demonic force. Lorraine’s curiosity leads her and her camera operator, Cathal (Dillon White), down a dark path toward the terrifying truth. Things go from strange to worse as all involved become entangled into a frightful journey to save an innocent girl’s life – and maybe their own.”
“Ireland’s identity as being a country steeped in Catholicism and religion made it the ideal setting for a story about exorcism,” Courtney says of the film’s genesis.
An Irish Exorcism, which also stars Paddy C. Courtney (of the original British series “Shameless”), Elaine Hearty and Anna Davis.
UK sales outfit SC Films has boarded international sales rights to completed US horror-comedy Demon Hole, reports ScreenDaily.
“Demon Hole charts the fallout after a fracking crew drills a hole on sacred Native American land unleashing an ancient demon, which then terrorizes six teens serving community service in a remote forest.”
The cast includes Samantha Scaffidi, Austin Ramsey, Paris Campbell, Summer Bills and Adrian Denzel.
“The current crop of horror movies has gotten too severe and grim. While scary, they’re also depressing,” says Crook, who I completely agree with. “Taking influence from John Hughes as much as it does John Carpenter and Wes Craven, Demon Hole brings the vibe of the 1980s back and invites the audience to enjoy the ride.”
Writer-director is Josh Crook, producer is Lori Crook and exec producer is Allen Bain, producer of Rachid Bouchareb’s Just Like a Woman and 2014 US action feature Revenge of the Green Dragons.
US director Crook’s 2006 short, “Salvage”, premiered at Sundance while action-thriller La Soga premiered at Toronto. More recently, his feature Ponchao won the audience award at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in 2013 and premiered on HBO.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Industrial/EBM artist Encephalon to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “Malkuth”, which comes from the group’s upcoming album Psychogenesis (out April 24th via Dependent).
The album description reads:
The new album is focusing on how the luxuries of technology could ultimately weaken the human experience, nanophobia, and the grim possibilities that may await those who would attempt to attain immortality at all costs. A soundscape of thunderous orchestras merging with searing electronics weave a vision of organic and mechanical lifeforms colliding as vocalist Matt Giffords ominous yet versatile narration gives each track the feeling of a chapter in a larger story that continues throughout the album.
Pre-order your copy of Psychogenesis right here.
Now, Zombie gives us a look at Tracey Walter as ‘Lucky Leo’ (Photo by Gene Page), who worships evil as his religion.
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
Jeff Daniel Phillips will play ‘Roscoe’, the ass-kicking carney mechanic of Venus Virgo’s traveling show.
Malcolm McDowell plays ‘Father Murder’, the owner of Murder World for which the film is based.
Judy Geeson plays ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside McDowell. She joins David Ury, who will be playing ‘Schizo-Head’, one half of murderous team of brothers living inside Murder World. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was recently cast as ‘Panda Thomas’, with Elizabeth Daily (E.G. Daily) playing ‘Sex-head’, and Torsten Voges as the insane partner of Death-Head. Ginger Lynn is featured as ‘Cherry Bomb’, a very special friend of Doom-Head (portrayed by Richard Brake), as was Jane Carr, who will portray ‘Sister Serpent’, a wicked cross of Satan meets Mother Goose. Pancho Moler will be seen as ‘Sick-Head’, and Tracy Walter stars as ‘Lucky Leo.’
Daniel Roebuck plays ‘Paster Victor’, an unfortunate participant in last year’s game of 31.
Lew Temple, Devin Sidell and Sheri Moon Zombie also star.
An early review of M. Night Shymalan’s “Wayward Pines,” Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is announced, and Don watches The Order: 1886.
Los Angeles readers, you’re going to have one opportunity to join director Tom Six for the WORLD PREMIERE screening of Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). Bloody Disgusting has assembled the details first this Tuesday morning!
Six will host the World Premiere @7PM on May 18, 2015 at a TBD venue. While we don’t know where it will take place, we do know tickets (priced at $50) are extremely limited. Click here to grab one before they sell out.
The film will open with an inspirational speech by Six, followed by a Q&A post-screening. Also, one lucky fan will win an original Tom Six painting.
IFC will release Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) in selected theaters and VOD May 22nd, 2015.
“Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.
Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious ‘Human Centipede’ movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.”
As I mentioned in my review of the second season premiere of Salem, it had a bit of a rocky start during it’s first season. When the series was first announced, I admit that I laughed a bit. WGN America isn’t a major (or even minor) network, but I was curious. After all, if Netflix can put out such amazing television, why not give WGN the benefit of the doubt. While the pilot of Salem had it’s interesting moments, it ultimately didn’t really know what it wanted to be. Was it a serious look at history? A ridiculous soap? Some off-kilter combination of the two? It suffered from an identity crisis that hampered the enjoyment you should have received from the show. I’m happy to say that Salem has figured itself out, and is all the better for it! Here are some of the main reasons you should be watching.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Tiger Lab Vinyl, a new company focused on the release of anime soundtracks, would be releasing Osamu Shoji‘s score for the 1987 fantasy/horror Wicked City. Now we have full details, a shipping date, and the official front and back covers!
Tiger Lab Vinyl was founded by Jon Dobyns (Twitch The Ripper) and Clint Carney (System Syn) in 2014. The label, “…emphasizes the golden age of anime by focusing on the best scores from the era. The label caters to the genre fiends and diehards, while introducing the younger generation of fans to yesteryear.”
Dobyns comments on the reason Tiger Lab Vinyl came about:
There was no label putting out anime soundtracks, and those scores have some of the best thematic melodies and atmosphere I’ve ever heard and that is how Tiger Lab Vinyl was born.
I grew up on horror movies, which led me to anime. It was a gateway into the most bizarre and gruesome worlds. Demons, monsters, aliens and ninjas in blood-soaked, animated fairy tales flipped my world upside down. And the scores have stuck with me for years.
The Wicked City OST is, “…an electronic score filled with goth-esque pads, lounge piano lines, 80s bass grooves, and classic drum samples composed, performed, arranged, and written by Shoji.”
The 180-gram vinyl, which was carefully remastered and restored, is up for pre-order today at 10am PST (snag a copy here) and will have an official sale date of July 14th.
Below you can see the front and pack of the packaging, which was done by Carney.
The full lineup for the 2015 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been announced and metal fans can look forward to two legends headlining: Slayer and King Diamond! The 26-date festival will kick off June 26th in San Diego, CA and wrap up on August 2nd in Dallas, TX.
Additional bands on the tour include Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, and more.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King states:
I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.
King Diamond adds:
This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage – it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I’m not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around “Dreams of Horror”. The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You’re all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!
The full touring schedule, poster, and announcement video can all be seen below.
2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
Just one day is all that stands between us and the release of Mortal Kombat X. I haven’t spent enough time with this series to say it definitively, but from what I’ve seen, this game is shaping up to be the best one yet. Even folks who aren’t that interested in the genre and/or lack the skill to play them have reasons to be excited for it, such as the inclusion of Jason Voorhees and the Predator.
Since a purely horror-themed fighting game isn’t something we’re likely to get outside of indie efforts like Terrordrome, the Mortal Kombat series will almost definitely be the only way we can scratch that particular itch.
So far, the crossovers have been limited to scary movie cameos from the likes of Freddy Krueger, who made his big debut in MK9. More stuff like that would be great, as would the occasional horror game crossover. To make things easier, I’ve come up with a list of 20 characters that I’d like to see in really any Mortal Kombat, starting with…
Bethesda has been gradually releasing some screenshots from the second story expansion for The Evil Within — The Consequence — which is scheduled to wrap up Juli Kidman’s story arc when it arrives later this month. The DLC is the second half of a two-part side story following Sebastian’s partner Juli and her dealings with Mobius.
You’ll need to play The Assignment before jumping into this, but you have plenty of time. The Consequence releases on April 21.
The Evil Within: The Consequence releases on April 21 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
YouTube metal cover guitarist 331Erock has released a metal cover of the infamous Mortal Kombat theme song, which was originally written by The Immortals. He’s even dressed as Scorpion throughout the video, which has a backdrop of one of the game’s levels.
The cover goes through the usual 331Erock-formula, which features sees the guitarist add his own little shred-tastic embellishments throughout while still staying true to the feel and style of the original track. Oh, and make sure to stick around to the end for the fiery fatality.
Mortal Kombat X will be coming out for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 tomorrow. Check out all of our coverage here.
AMC has gifted us with a teaser trailer for the upcoming mobile horror game The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, which they’re calling the official game of the TV series, possibly so we’ll forget how bad Survival Instinct was.
In No Man’s Land, players are tasked with leading a gang of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. Surviving against the undead hordes will require finding suitable shelter for the group, scouring the apocalyptic landscape for precious supplies and defending against ghouls. Since this is a Walking Dead game, I’m sure there will be terrible living people to worry about, too.
Developed by Next Games, No Man’s Land is slated to release this fall for iOS, with an Android version to follow.
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A horrible event occurred in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, a suburb of Manchester, England, when a 40-year-old man was assaulted by three men, one of whom was wearing what is reported as a Jason mask from the Friday The 13th series.
The Manchester Evening News explains that on March 23rd at approximately 10pm, the 40-year-old man answered a knock on his door only for the three men to force their way inside and assault him physically, punching him repeatedly and, get this, even attacking him with a machete.
The men were pushed back by the victim and a friend of his, pushing them out of the house. The victim suffered deep lacerations and other injuries and was treated at the hospital, though the wounds were deemed non-life threatening.
Direct from The Manchester Evening News:
The offenders were described as two white men and one of mixed race, all of slim build, ranging from 5ft 5in to 6ft in height.
…the gang…fled in a silver-coloured saloon car parked on Merseybank and drove off towards Waincliffe Avenue.
Detective Constable Chris Clarke stated the following:
he victim has no idea why he was attacked on his own doorstep in such a violent and savage way, so at this stage we have not established any motive for this heinous attack.
What we do know is that the victim suffered deep cuts to his head as a result of being assaulted with a machete and in some ways is fortunate his injuries are not more severe given he was attacked with such a dangerous weapon.
We need to find the offenders and I would appeal to anyone who can help us do that to come forward.
In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who saw a silver car parked on Merseybank and drove off at speed, or anyone who witnessed this gang going into or out of the house.
We recognize that there are plenty of incredible comics every week competing for your cash, but there can be only one horror comic of the week. This week, the designation belongs to Dark Horse’s incredibly strange “Archie Vs Predator” #1.
Archie comics is going through a renaissance of sorts that all began with Afterlife with Archie. Horror and Archie comics never typically went together, and now the fine folks at Dark Horse are throwing something even more strange at us by way of Predator. The first issue is packed with humor and features the regular hijinks of the Riverdale gang headed off on a hot summer holiday. But when a spaceship crash lands in this tropical paradise, the teens learn what it’s like to be hunted. It begins like any typical Archie story but quickly descends into chaos and luckily the deaths are brutal and come on rather quickly. Don’t miss this one of a time crossover.
ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR #1
HE’S IN RIVERDALE WITH A FEW DAYS TO KILL!
America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?
Writer: Alex de Campi Penciller: Fernando Ruiz