‘Stasis’ Coming No Later Than Feb 2015, New Screens Introduce the Insect Queen

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:50

Developer Christopher Bischoff’s ambitious, and gorgeous, sci-fi horror game Stasis has been on my radar ever since it managed to raise a staggering $132,000 on Kickstarter back in December. Its visual style and setting — a starship whose rooms and corridors have been spattered with copious amounts of gore and viscera — draws immediate comparisons to EA’s Dead Space series. But this game, which combines horror with 2D point and click adventure gameplay is so much more than that.

In a post on the game’s Kickstarter page, we’re introduced to the Insect Queen, a gross tumorous mass of organic matter and horns that I am very much looking forward to vanquishing when the game arrives no later than February 2015.

I spent some time with Stasis back in March, you can see how that went in the video below.

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[Fantasia '14] ‘Let Us Prey’ Burns Down the House

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:23

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. The full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s some new imagery to whet your appetite.

Here’s a fiery new look at Brian O’Malley’s UK horror Let Us Prey, starring Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones,” Hunger), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman) and Douglas Russell (A Lonely Place To Die), Bryan Larkin (Outpost 3), Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), Brian Vernel, Niall Greig Fulton and Jonathan Watson.

In the Irish horror, “An enigmatic stranger is detained in the cells of a remote police station one fateful night. From his basement dungeon the charismatic loner begins to take over the minds of his fellow inmates and those of the police officers. He influences them to bend to his evil will and their latent inner demons explode in a crazed night of blood-spilling and mayhem. Only rookie cop Rachel is able to resist him … Will she survive?

Judge, Jury and Executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.”

For the full list of Fantasia titles announced thus far, click here and here.

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[Fantasia '14] ‘The Grudge: Beginning of the End’ Haunts Festival!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:58

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. The full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s some new imagery to whet your appetite.

We revealed a few months back that Ochiai Masayuki, who directed Infection, Hypnosis and the absolutely atrocious 2008 remake of Shutter, is set to pen and get behind the camera for Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari, or The Grudge: Beginning of the End.

Today, we got our hands on new imagery from the latest entry in which, “An elementary school teacher named Yui visits the home of a boy named Toshio Saeki who’s been absent from school for a long period of time. When she arrives, she re-lives the horrific tragedy which occurred in the Saeki household 10 years earlier. A cardboard box left in a closet holds the key to revealing a long-hidden truth.” Nozomi Sasaki and Kai Kobayashi star.

For the full list of Fantasia titles announced thus far, click here and here.

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‘Escape Dead Island’ Announced, Includes ‘Dead Island 2′ Beta Access

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:44

If you fancy yourself a fan of the Dead Island franchise, you must be so happy right now. There’s the colorful ZOMBA, or Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena game Dead Island: Epidemic, the Yager-developed Dead Island 2, and now we have a third game called Escape Dead Island.

Deep Silver describes Escape Dead Island as a survival mystery game, so it doesn’t sound like it will share the zany, carefree personalities of the other two games. It will be set on the fictional island of Narapela and follow Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy media mogul, who makes a trip to Banoi to uncover the truth behind the epidemic.

Sadly, this will be a single-player experience — another first for the series — but they are releasing it at a discounted price of $39.99.

In related news, if you purchase the game at GameStop you’ll get access to the Dead Island 2 beta that will kick off sometime next year.

Escape Dead Island releases this fall on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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[Fantasia '14] ‘Housebound’ Horror Trapped In the Walls

bloody disgusting - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:18

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. The full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s some new imagery to whet your appetite.

Check out these new images from the horror comedy Housebound, which was acquired by XLrator Media for release in the States.

In the New Zealand-based film, “Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

Housebound is directed by Gerard Johnstone and stars Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Ross Harper, Bruce Hopkins, Ryan Lampp, Ian Mune and Wallace Chapman.

For the full list of Fantasia titles announced thus far, click here and here.

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The Six Best Indie Comics by the Big Two’s Best Minds

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:27

When most people think of comics they picture Batman and Wolverine slugging it out on an exploding aircraft carrier. Marvel and DC, or The Big Two as they are often called, have dominated the market for eight decades. Super hero comics are synonymous with the comic book medium itself, certainly, but if you are only familiar with these kinds of book then you are really missing out on what comics have to offer. Here at Bloody Disgusting, we tend to let the other guys talk about The Big Two and focus instead on the darker side of comics. Outside of the capes and cowls, story reigns supreme.

Editorial By: Epic Switzer

 

Creator owned work from publisher like Image give the freedom to tell the kinds of stories the team are passionate about telling. These titles are many, and cover just about every genre out there. Luckily, the biggest names at DC and Marvel also have some of the most engaging and original creator owned books. So if you haven’t yet found the courage to step outside your spandex comfort zone, then here are some of the best book from your favorite Marvel Now and New 52 creators.

Severed by Scott Snyder & Atilla Futaki

Scott Snyder has become one of the most influential writers at DC since the start of the New 52.  His run on “Batman” has been flawless for 32 issues, and he has orchestrated some of the best bat-centric crossover events in recent history.  His Vertigo book “American Vampire”  has been one of my favorite continuing horror titles for several years.  If you are a diehard DC fan, however, you may have missed a gorgeous 7-issue miniseries he did with writer Scott Tuft and artist Attila Futaki for Image called “Severed.”

“Severed” is a turn of the century serial-killer story about a young boy named Jack who runs away from home in search of his father.  Jack finds a traveling salesman to accompany him on his journey who in fact is one of the most disturbing killers in the history of comics. The story is notable for it’s expert pacing and stomach-turning suspense.  This book feels like Hitchcock at his blood-soaked best and is one of the beautiful hardcovers that I’m proud to display on my shelf.  For horror fans, “Severed” is a must read.


Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Matt Fraction has been one of the busiest writers at Marvel for a decade now.  He has done great runs on just about every character you can think of, and his recent Hawkeye and Fantastic Four runs have been critically acclaimed.  He wrote the main title in the Fear Itself event, and was a part of the Avengers vs. Xmen crossover event in 2012.  His writing is known for quick wit and dry humor and for his ability to ground larger-than-life characters with honest emotional weight.  If you only know his Marvel work you might not have expected what he’s doing over at Image, but I can pretty much guarantee you will love “Sex Criminals.”

If you’ve read my recent review than you already know I think Sex Criminals is one of the smartest and most socially relevant books being published today.  Fraction’s “sex comedy” may seem, in passing, as an excuse for dick jokes and cartoon nudity, but in reality this book has a ton of heart.  It follows a couple who have the ability to freeze time when they orgasm (stay with me) and they use this power to rob banks (no really) until they are caught by the secret sex police (seriously).  If that sold you than I’ve done my job, but if not you have to understand that this book is really a love story; one that addresses many of the issues with relationships, mental health, and struggling through your 20s.  I can’t imagine anyone not relating to that, so if you can handle dildo swords and the fuck word, you may just end up loving this book as much as I do.

 

The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra

Some would consider Hickman’s run on Fantastic Four and FF to be the best in the series.  As the current writer of “Avengers,” Hickman continues to deliver benchmark material and epitomize the Marvel brand.  Outside of Marvel, Hickman has written a number of critically acclaimed series like the recent “East of West” and a personal favorite of mine, “The Manhattan Projects.”

“The Manhattan Projects” is somewhat esoteric in that it is an alternate history book about the physicists that developed the first atomic bombs during World War II.  Of Course you don’t need to be intimately familiar with the work of Joseph Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, and Einstein to enjoy this book, but you do need to be the kind of person that gets excited about wormholes, evil twins, and talking dogs.  “The Manhattan Projects”  is a clever book with off the wall ideas that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  And if you know a lot about the Kennedy Administration, its just that much better.

 

 

Fatale by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Within The Big 2, Brubaker is probably best known for his work on Gotham Central, a book about Gotham City Police Department (and hopefully a big inspiration for the upcoming Gotham tv show) and his iconic retooling of Daredevil.  His collaboration with Sean Phillips, artist of Fatale actually began with Criminal, an Icon book (Marvel’s creator owned label).  The team continued to crank up dynamite crime books throughout the Criminal series, to Incognito, and eventually to Image with the horror-noir “Fatale.”

My recent article will tell you everything you need to know about Fatale and why you should absolutely be reading it.  This book has the best combination of style and substance you’ll ever get from a comic book.  Tons of flash, plenty of bang.  I really can’t recommend it enough.  If you get off on the hard boiled sensibilities of classic noir or have a penchant for the macabre and cosmically horrifying, this is your new favorite book.

 

Underwater Welder By Jeff Lemire

I’ve read everything Jeff Lemire has done and I would recommend all of it to you.  If you are a New 52 fan, you probably are familiar with his work on Animal Man, Justice League Dark, Green Arrow and the new Justice League United.  Jeff Lemire’s indie work is mired in his rural canadian upbringing.  He gives a voice to a culture that is relatively unheard from, and handles his characters with the most care and sincerity of any writer I know.  His vertigo books Sweet Tooth and Trillium are excellent, but if you really want to get to know Lemire, pick up Top Shelf books’ “The Underwater Welder.”

“The Underwater Welder” is the kind of book that will haunt you long after you finish.  It’s creeping pace and Twilight Zone-esque plotting create an atmosphere not common in mainstream comics.  The book is a psychological exploration of Jack, an oil rig worker with a pregnant wife who has some seriously unresolved issues with his father.  As things become supernatural, it is unclear if we are seeing reality or a physical manifestation of Jack’s emotional turmoil.  This kind of thematic story telling is what makes Lemire stand out, and his utilitarian art is easily digested and powerful.  You’ll breeze through this story and be ready to tackle the misleadingly dense “Essex County” trilogy.

 

Insufferable By Mark Waid & Peter Krause

Mark Waid has done more knockout work for DC and Marvel than I could possibly ever mention.  Currently Waid has been scripting Daredevil at Marvel for several years and personally I think it is the best book Marvel is doing right now.  Independently, Waid has become instrumental in the digital comics movement and has done a lot to help up and coming writers and artists get their work out there.  His website, Thrillbent.com is a digital subscription platform for independant comics.  For $3.99 a month you can read the entire back catalogue of Thrillbent comics from Mark Waid and other creators (like the always awesome James Tynion IV) as well as new books every week.  One of the flagship titles, and the most appropriate per our discussion, is the post-modern superhero story “Insufferable.”

“Insufferable” essentially poses “Robin” as a socialite party-boy douche bag and “Batman” as an aging, schizo, mad man.  Comedy, and a lot of intense drama, ensues. This book will be historically known as the first digital-only comic to get it right.  If you have only ever read print comics, or have had bad experiences with the way they translate to digital, you have to check out “Insufferable” and the rest of what Thrillbent.com has to offer.

That’s what the best minds at Marvel and DC have produced outside of those publishers.  What do you think of my list?  Will you be test driving any of these great books?  Let me know what I missed in the comments below!

 

Epic Switzer AKA Eric is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

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See the Massive Power of ‘Into the Storm’!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:24

A new image blows in from New Line Cinema’s Into the Storm, helmed by Final Destination 5‘s by Steven Quale.

In theaters August 8, “In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep, and Scott Lawrence all star.

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BD Playlist: Lonnie Vol. 1

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:00

Today brings yet another BD Playlist where we, the BD writers, bring you the songs and artists that we’re currently obsessed with. This time, we’ve got our comic book editor Lonnie with a few of his own suggestions! He goes from old school to brand new with his recommendations and it’s, as usual, a varied list that showcases a wide spectrum of tastes. Check it out below!

Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown

I’ve been getting back into my hardcore roots recently, probably as a way to cope with some recent changes in my life, but I’ll spare you the dramatics. The new Every Time I Die album is one of the best I’ve heard in recent years. It kicks off with real dirty, heavy tracks, and naturally transitions into some slower tunes that hold the grit of their earlier work. This album is brilliant and shows that these guys continue to innovate in a genre that seems to be dying.

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Anchor Bay Plans a ‘Grave Halloween’

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:57

In Japan, on the northwest base of Mount Fuji, lies a patch of dense forest roughly 21 miles square. Called Aokigahara, or the “Sea of Trees,” it’s also known as the “Suicide Forest.” For one woman desperate to resolve a loved one’s death, it will become a battlefield for her very soul…

On September 30th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Grave Halloween on DVD. Directed by Steven R. Monroe (2010’s I Spit On Your Grave) and produced by John Prince (Metal Shifters, 12 Disasters, Collision Earth), Grave Halloween terrified viewers during its premiere last year as part of Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween celebration.

In the film, Kaitlyn Leeb (Wrong Turn 4, Total Recall) stars as Maiko, a college student whose mother, years earlier, took her own life in the infamous “Suicide Forest.” Now leading a student documentary film crew, Maiko hopes to shed light not only on this infamous cultural landmark, but also bring some closure to her own inner demons sprung from her tragic past. Soon the entire group realizes that their hunt for the truth is now coming after them, in a fight for survival against those who may have died in the Suicide Forest, but never left it.

Co-starring Cassi Thomson (“Big Love,” “Switched At Birth”), Graham Wardle (“The X Files,” “Heartland”), and Hiro Kanagawa (“Caprica,” “Smallville”), Grave Halloween leads viewers on a harrowing journey into a nether world where a forest can become a graveyard, and the dead can tip the scales between salvation and damnation!

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Second Poster for The Guest Arrives

Dread Central - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:28

Poster numero dos has landed for the upcoming flick The Guest, the latest from the team behind You're Next, and just like the one that came before it, it's dripping with vintage Eighties style! Kinda makes us wanna fire up "Miami Vice."

The flick scored itself distribution via Picturehouse, which is planning a September release for the film. It will be the opening night film at this year's UK Film4 FrightFest, screening August 21st.

You’re Next, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, and A Horrible Way to Die's Adam Wingard directs from a script by Simon Barrett while Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produce for Snoot Entertainment.

The Guest stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick.

Synopsis
A young soldier arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter, Anna, starts wondering if David is responsible.

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More Jurassic World Casting! Find Out Who's Next on the Menu!

Dread Central - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:17

Production of Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World is in full swing, but that doesn't mean that the casting process has stopped as THR is reporting that James DuMont has signed up for dino-fighting duty in an unspecified role. Stay tuned.

Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Andy Buckley, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson also star.

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World. In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

More as it comes.

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Stacy Martin Moves Into Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:05

Nymphomaniac star Stacy Martin has been cast in Ben Wheatley’s High Rise, reports Screen Daily. Martin joins the growing cast that already includes Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons.

The film is based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name, which various people in the industry have been trying to adapt for decades. In the novel, the occupants of a high rise apartment building become isolated from the outside world and gradually descend into a brutal, primal society. It’s like Lord of the Flies with adults rather than kids, pitting the wealthy on the building’s top floors against the middle class lower dwellers. No word yet on who the 23-year-old Martin will be playing.

The screenplay was penned by Amy Jump, Wheatley’s regular collaborator and shooting is scheduled to begin in July in Belfast.

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[Video Interview] Eric Bana On ‘Deliver Us From Evil’!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:00

Writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) sees his new, ambitious horror film Deliver Us From Evil hit theaters on July 2nd. Eric Bana (Chopper, Funny People) plays the real life role of Sergeant Ralph Sarchie in the film, based on Sarchie’s book “Beware The Night.”

I first caught up wit him during my set visit for the film, but it was nice being able to chat with him after seeing the final product. We discussed the darkness of the script, what it’s like playing a real guy and just how much certain elements of this film feel like a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.

Check it out below! While you’re at it you can catch up with my Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramirez and Joel McHale interviews.

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‘Alien’ Fanatics Enjoy This Massive Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes Images!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:55

I love anything to do with Ridley Scott’s Alien, which is why imgur user Valaquen is my hero, having collected a gazillion – 220 to be exact – behind-the-scenes photos from the 1979 classic.

It will take you hours to carouse this catalog of stills that take you on the Nostromo and Xenomorph-filled sets with Sigourney Weaver and company, as well as into the design room with the late H.R. Giger!

I’ve seen a ton of stuff but this fanatic has discovered some imagery my eyes have never been blessed with…

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[Preview] Robocop #1

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:50

The idea of a new “Robocop” ongoing comic is simply awesome. The character has been lingering in the hearts of fans for years, and admittedly the remake had the semblance of something great, but ultimately failed to deliver pretty hard. The original has always been this fantastic mix of extreme violence, political satire, and good old fashioned mayhem. It’s good to see I wasn’t alone in the nights I spent pining for a true continuation of the story from the first film. There are certainly things to love about the sequels but honestly they just fail to measure up to the glory of the original.

Now Williamson is given the huge task of doing so, and frankly if anyone can do it, it’s him. I have full confidence that this is the Robocop we’ve been looking for and chances are great BOOM! Studios will nurture the title where ever it needs to go now that that pesky reboot is out of the way.

FROM BOOM!

WHY WE LOVE IT: If you’re like us, the classic 1987 film holds a special place in your fan heart. Now, we’re taking the next step to give fans an original, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world. This is the hard-bitten world of RoboCop we all grew up on!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’ve ever wondered what happens to RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, after the first film, wonder no more. Joshua Williamson (GHOSTED) crafts a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Transmetropolitan will enjoy. Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, DEATHMATCH) brings RoboCop and Old Detroit to life in detail and intensity never seen before.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets. Now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!

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[EXCLUSIVE Preview] “Batwing” #33

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:07

One of the standout titles in the Batman universe has always been “Batwing.” The reason is simple, it’s not just another comic with Batman at the center. It’s often engaging and cool to see another version of the caped crusader albeit on very different terms.

 

From DC:

Batwing tries to stem the tide of the Snakebite drug trade, but he may be overwhelmed by his own inner demons – and by the mysterious Gruesome George! 

 

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Dracula's Grave Has Been Found and Researchers Plan to Open It. Bad Plan!

Dread Central - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:00

You read that headline right. Researchers believe they have found the grave of Vlad Tepes III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, aka the guy who was probably a real vampire if there ever was one. And, of course, they plan on popping that baby open.

No one would even write this as a horror movie because it's too predictable. Let's see, you discover the grave of a man considered by many to be a true vampire, and what do you decide to do?

Bury it in cement? Light it on fire? Encase it in carbonite?

Oh no, they want to open it up, which will undoubtedly release some kind of vampiric apocalypse on the Earth.

According to Roadtrippers.com, Vlad the Impaler ruled in the 15th Century with a penchant for torture. And he was really good at it. And although he wasn't against some genital mutilation, scalping, skinning, burning or boiling, his real love was impaling, thus the nickname. But in 1476 Vlad went into battle and never returned. Speculation had him killed in battle, but there were reports that he was taken away in restraints. But no one knew what happened to him… until now.

Back to our researchers, who believe that Vlad (in true "Game of Thrones" fashion) was ransomed to his daughter and lived out the remainder of his life in Naples, Italy, and was buried in a church there upon his death. Fast forward to the present day, where Erika Stella, a student writing a dissertation on Piazza Santa Maria la Nova Church in Naples, found a headstone she believes belongs to Vlad. Stella's beliefs are backed up by Medieval history scholar Raffaello Glinni, who feels the House of the Transylvanian Carpathians symbols on the tomb are out of place in Italy in a crypt filled with Italian noblemen.

"When you look at the bas-relief sculptures, the symbolism is obvious," Glinni said. "The dragon means Dracula, and the two opposing sphinxes represent the city of Thebes, also known as Tepes. In these symbols, the very name of the count Dracula Tepes is written."

Now the group is petitioning the Italian government for permission to open the tomb and confirm their theory. The Italian government is rumored to have responded by sending the group a photo of Gary Oldman from Bram Stoker's Dracula and a doctor's order to have their heads examined. Okay, maybe that part isn't true… but it should be!

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‘Halloween’ Box Set: New Jamie Lee Curtis Commentary Track!!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:49

Work continues on the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set, and promises many surprises.

Anchor Bay tells us that bonus features continue to be added on a daily basis, and an announcement is forthcoming outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

As a teaser, check out this behind-the-scenes photo of the actress who helped launched the historic franchise — Jamie Lee Curtis, as she sat down with Halloween H20 director Steve Miner, right, and moderator Sean Clark, center, for a new commentary track and interview that you’ll hear and see starting September 23rd!

Get the full skinny announced thus far on the massive box set by clicking here.

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Have Some More “Video Game Themes Meets Metal” Music With Viking Guitar Live

bloody disgusting - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00

Just about a month ago, I posted an article about an album called Black Ice, which took ice-themed video game levels and gave them a black metal twist. That album was released by guitarist Ryan Postlethwait, who is a member of the instrumental-metal-video-game-remix (whew!) band Viking Guitar Live, who just released their new album Legion this past week. The album features covers of tracks from games such as Castlevania IV, Secret Of Mana, Blaster Master, and more!

You can listen to the album below as watch their full live performance at this year’s MAGFest XII.

Legion by Viking Guitar Live

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All Cheerleaders Die this July on Blu-ray and DVD

Dread Central - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00

Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's All Cheerleaders Die (review) is finally coming home to DVD and Blu-ray, and we have all the details for you to cheer about right here. Grab your bloody pompoms, and give us a "D"! Gives us a "V"! Give us a "D"!

All Cheerleaders Die Release Details
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, brings you All Cheerleaders Die, available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 22, 2014, for an SRP of $29.97 and $27.97, respectively.

Co-directed and co-written by Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (Brawler), the film stars Caitlin Stasey (The CW’s “Reign”), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (Showtime’s “Hung”), Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, and Tom Williamson.

Teenage outsider Maddy is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school's elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worse, and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes; and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites.

Special features include “Making the Squad” featurette.

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