Atari has released a fresh handful of screenshots from their Alone in the Dark reboot, and it’s looking good. Too bad Alone in the Dark: Illumination isn’t going to release in time for Halloween, because it’d be perfect for this very spooky time of the year. The game takes a few pages from Left 4 Dead, as four survivors must survive in a world overrun by monsters and a mysterious, omnipresent darkness.
It looks like Left 4 Dead meets Alan Wake, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
You can pre-order Alone in the Dark: Illumination for $26.99 (10% off) right now on Steam.
The upcoming indie horror game Grave, which I’ve played a few times now on our YouTube channel — you can find my playthrough of its latest demo below — has been confirmed for PlayStation 4, developer Broken Window Studios announced earlier this week. Its Kickstarter campaign didn’t quite reach the stretch goal that would’ve unlocked PS4 support, but that doesn’t seem to matter.
Good thing too, because everyone deserves to experience this thoroughly freaky game.
Grave hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One early next year.
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will re-team with Evil Dead collaborators Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues on the thriller A Man in the Dark, reports Variety.
“The story centers on a trio of teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies and have targeted a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath.“
Alvarez directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Sayagues on last year’s “Evil Dead,” the fourth title in the Evil Dead franchise and the first not directed by Raimi. That film grossed nearly $100 million in worldwide box office. It’s unfortunate because it sounds like we won’t be seeing an Evil Dead sequel anytime soon…
Alvarez is set to direct A Man in the Dark and Raimi and Tapert will produce for Ghost House. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will exec produce. Erin Westerman will oversee the project.
When The Evil Within made its surprise debut last April, one of the first creatures we were introduced to was Laura. She was the most horrific thing about that initial teaser trailer, and now that the game is out and many of us have had the opportunity to play it, she’s arguably one of the creepiest things about the game itself.
In Bethesda’s The Creatures Within video series, Mikami and friends are taking a look at the standout monsters from The Evil Within. In the latest video, they take a look at Laura.
The Evil Within is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Chicago grindcore band Sick/Tired to bring you the exclusive album stream of their upcoming album Dissolution, which comes out tomorrow via A389 Records. The album follows the band’s 2013 release King Of Dirt and the title track features Japanese noise musician Merzbow.
The band’s music has been described as, “…a maelstrom of whirling slivers intent on rending your flesh, a vortex of unremitting insanity…“.
Bassist Kirk Syrek describes the album:
This record is a bit different for us as where the last one, “King of Dirt”, was really dark, lo-fi, and gritty, on “Dissolution” we added a lot more hooks and memorable riffs, as well as some longer tracks, instead of an all out blast assault. It is still very dark sounding, but it is much more atmospheric in a way. The noise tracks from Merzbow and Marhaug definitely add to the feeling of despair. The entire record is basically about the death of our vocalist’s Grandfather so it is very personal…
Universal Pictures will be celebrating Christmas with their evil Santa Claus movie, Krampus, by releasing the Legendary Pictures’ anthology on Friday, December 4, 2015.
This moves it off of the crowded Wednesday, November 25, 2015 date that has set it up for a long Thanksgiving weekend.
The film, a twisted horror comedy set around the Christmas holiday, is to be directed by Trick ‘r Treat‘s Michael Dougherty.
It’s based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked.
Meet the Bennett sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) – in Sony Screen Gems’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!
The film also stars Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey,
“This mash-up that begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.“
In this exclusive clip from Jessabelle, Lionsgate’s new haunter from Saw VI director Kevin Greutert, Ms. Davis tells Jessabelle she’s going to get what’s coming to her.
In the film that opens in theaters and on various VOD platforms November 7, “Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.”
Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, Ana De La Reguera and Amber Stevens star.
Deadline reports that Epic Pictures – who is selling the V/H/S films internationally – is behind a new anthology, Tales of Halloween, which will collect ten segments from eleven directors into one interconnected series of stories, all set in a sleepy American suburb terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night.
The pic is assembling with the likes of Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Darren Bousman (Repo!, 11-11-11, Saw II, III and IV) behind the camera.
Tapped to helm shorts alongside Marshall and Bousman are Joe Begos (Almost Human), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy) and John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), and Paul Solet (Grace).
Carolyn conceived of the project and will produce with Mendez and Epic’s Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson.
Ford wants you to see how cool and hip they are, so they convinced passengers to get an innocent car wash-and had some of the undead meet the unsuspecting drivers.
I love the idea of turning a car-wash into a haunted house, and would easily pay to drive my own car (definitely not a Ford) through one.
Watch as these alleged unsuspecting drivers (there’s no way these people were allowed to enter this without signing some sort of waiver) are terrorized in the pitch black wash.
A lot of you guys are Kane Hodder super fans, and consider him to be the best Jason Voorhees of all time. While he hasn’t donned the makeup in nearly 15 years, with his last appearance being in the 2001 Jason X, it doesn’t mean he can’t rock the mask one last time.
Hodder fans pay attention, cause this is almost as big as when Robert Englund rocked the Freddy Krueger makeup one final time. Hodder will be appearing with FX artist and director John Carl Buechler at Chicago’s upcoming Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo next February. There, Hodder will take photos with fans in his famous Jason Voorhees makeup.
The catch? It’s super expensive, there’s no mention of this being the final time Hodder will do this (I’m expecting him to milk this for all it’s worth), and there’s no charity mentioned. The fact that Englund already did this, as did the cast of Child’s Play, sort of takes the wind out of the sails. Still, this is a pretty awesome opportunity for hardcore Jason and Hodder fans.
February Friday the 13th, 2015, Kane Hodder will be donning the full makeup and costume designed by director and original FX designer John Carl Buechler. Fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a photo with one of the biggest horror icons of all time. The photo will be included in the “Friday the 13th with Kane Hodder and John C. Buechler” package on sale this Friday (Halloween), it will be $199. It will include one autograph from Kane and John, an in-makeup photo op with a green screen background (for up to 2 adults) and reserved seating at the Q&A. It does not include admission to the convention which is required (single day Friday is $25, weekend is $50). Tickets for Friday with Kane & John will be extremely limited, there will be a few available at the show for walk-up fans, but if you absolutely do not want to risk missing it, we strongly recommend pre-purchasing it ASAP.
The Dyatlov Pass incident is something we’ve talked about here before. In 1959, at the base of Siberia’s “Death Mountain” a group of nine students lost their lives under mysterious — and unnerving — circumstances. It’s creepy enough to offer an intriguing premise for a horror game, and that’s exactly what the folks behind Kholat are doing.
After a lot of teasing, they’re finally showing off gameplay footage, starting with this eerie new trailer. It’s not much, but it does give us our first glimpse at the horrors waiting for us when this game hits PC early next year.
Mixing in with our bag of Halloween Treats is a daily goodie set to release each day leading up until Halloween.
“Fun Size Horror” is a horror film collective that has come together to create 31 films to celebrate Halloween!
We continue this morning with Glen Murakami’s “Let Me Go.” In it, a man, alone in a theatre, is haunted by his lost love.
Glen Murakami began his animation career working at Warner Bros Animation on “Batman: The Animated Series”, “Superman: The Animated Series”, “The New Batman/Superman Adventures”, “Batman Beyond”, “Justice League”, and “The Batman” winning Emmy Awards for “Batman Beyond” and “The Batman” and Annie Awards for “The New Batman/Superman Adventures” and “Batman Beyond”.
Murakami then went on to produce “Teen Titans” for Warner Bros Animation, then produced “Ben 10: Alien Force” and “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien” for Cartoon Network. In addition, he’s also won an Eisner Award for his work in comic books. Most recently, Murakami produced “Beware the Batman” for Warner Bros Animation
Yesterday we brought you Nuclear Blast’s Top 10 Halloween Music Videos, a list that featured ten of their artists in a series of horror-rific orgies of blood, violence, and carnage.
Today we’ve got another list, this time from Century Media Records! The list was culled by none other than Century Media Records president Marco Barbieri and features artists such as Watain, The Haunted, Eyes Set To Kill, Broken Hope, and much more.
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s that time of year when the weather starts changing, the nights are longer and we crave to be spooked as we decorate our homes with skeletons and jack-o-lanterns and begin viewing old horror flicks. In line with that Century Media Records is honored that Bloody-Disgusting asked us for some of our favorite creepy music video clips from our artists. Below is a little list featuring old and new, musically brutal and otherwise and all with a flair for things grotesque, haunted, disturbing or monstrous. So take the time to turn off the lights, view our selections, have a chuckle or look over your shoulder in fear… Happy Halloween!
Head on in for this exclusive list!
We’re really excited to share this new Halloween Treat with you guys!
Anchor Bay has provided Bloody Disgusting with 4 rarely seen high resolution photos from the set of John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween!
We present these images without the Bloody Disgusting watermark so you guys can pull them off the site and use them hoverer you see fit. I absolutely love the above shot of Jamie Lee Curtis hiding from Michael Myers. There’s also the below stunning photo of Lynda (P.J. Soles) being choked by Michael.
Check out a pair of rare shots from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, even more rare images from Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers here, with a final batch from The Curse of Michael Myers right here!
Beware the Horror Blog has just shared some images that should have Mondo working their asses off with plans on making these for next Halloween.
What you’ll see below are faux vintage Halloween costumes inspired by Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween, Trick ‘r Treat and Pumpkinhead.
If these plastic masks were available for real, I would have two of each – one to display on my shelf, the other to wear at various Halloween parties.
Ofttimes in horror, it is sounds and music that sets us truly on edge. These notes and cues expertly twist our eardrums until we grit out teeth and goose bumps erupt across our arms, like some master puppeteer who uses piano strings and gently caresses them with razors to make us dance to his sick tune.
To celebrate these demented sounds, I turned to Meredith Yayanos of The Parlour Trick to create a list of her most unsettling sounds and cues. To say that she succeeded in this list is an understatement as her list tackles everything from clips from horror films to glitched out computer drones, TV broadcast hijacks to animals in the wild.
Greetings, kind spirits. Lovely to be here. May I suggest, depending on your proclivities, that you either listen to all of this stuff in a well-lit room while cuddling your favorite binky, or in pristine None-More-Goth darkness? Your call, of course.
In honor of it being Halloween, aka Goth Christmas, aka The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Meredith is selling 5 extremely rare, long sold-out vinyl copies from her personal stash of The Parlour Trick‘s album A Blessed Unrest through her Bandcamp site, autographed, with some extra goodies thrown in. $50 bucks a pop. (Limit of one per customer, please.) Hurry! They’re likely to sell out very quickly.
I own a copy of A Blessed Unrest and I can assure you that $50 is well worth every penny. The packaging is gorgeous and the vinyl is a beautiful red. Plus, it sounds absolutely divine and terrifying on vinyl.
Alright, onto the list!
“In the eye, right in the eye.”
The Poke has won Halloween this year with their series of genre posters that had their tailgates replaces with Pornhub comments.
With tags for films like An American Werewolf In London stating “Too hairy, how can anyone watch this all the way through?,” how could you not bust a gut laughing?!
‘Vampire Rhapsody’ Is A One-Hour Mix Of Cues And Themes From Classic & Modern Vampire Films (Halloween Treat)
SoundColourVibration has posted a rather interesting playlist that features just over an hour’s worth of music from some of the classic vampire films over the years. Curator Jasmine De La Paz gather tracks from films such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Kiss Of The Vampire, Kiss Of The Damned, Interview With A Vampire, and much more.
De La Paz writes:
blockquote>I have always had an infatuation with horror movie soundtracks, specifically from vampire films. There’s such bittersweetness to the music, and most of it is surprisingly very beautiful! The Vampire Rhapsody is a mix of some of my favorite vampire soundtracks, both old and new. You will hear classics from Hammer films, Nosferatu and Fascination, as well as Kiss of the Damned, Only Lovers Left Alive and the Hunger – exploring many genres!
Head down to check out the mix and then tell me some of your favorite vampire film scores!
1. Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab – People’s Playground Version B (Vampyros Lesbos)
2. Jane Weaver – Parade of Blood Red Sorrows (Kiss of the Damned)
3. Krysztof Komeda – Vampire Comes (The Dance of the Vampires)
4. Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab – Necronomania (Vampyros Lesbos)
5. Steve Hufsteter – Kiss of the Damned Theme (Kiss of the Damned)
6. Ancanthus – Le Frisson Des Vampires (Le Frisson Des Vampires)
7. Phillippe D’aram – La Louve (Fascination)
8. SQÜRL – Funnel of Love feat. Madeline Follin (Only Lovers Left Alive)
9. Pierre Raph – Crotch Batterie (Requiem Pour Un Vampire)
10. Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab – The Lions and the Cucumber (Vampyros Lesbos)
11. Hot Blood – Soul Dracula (Only Lovers Left Alive)
12. David Whitaker – The Tiger Dance (Vampire Circus)
13. Jozef Van Wissemm & SQÜRL – Streets of Tangier (Only Lovers Left Alive)
14. Ratandeep Hemraj – Birha Ki Maari Koi (Bollywood Bloodbath)
15. Popol Vuh – Venus Principle (Nosferatu)
16. Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab – Psycho Contact No. 1 (Vampyros Lesbos)
17. Popol Vuh – Die Nacht der Himmel (Nosferatu)
18. Yvon Gérault – The Curse (Viol du Vampire)
19. Elliot Goldenthal – Santiago’s Waltz (Interview with the Vampire)
20. Harry Robinson – Lust for a Vampire (Lust for a Vampire)
21. Harry Robinson – Emma Meets Carmilla (The Vampire Lovers)
22. Wojciech Kilar – Lucy’s Party (Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
23. Steve Hufsteter – Bath of Tears (Kiss of the Damned)
24. James Bernard – Vampire Rhapsody (The Kiss of the Vampire)
25. The Hunger Excerpt – Lakme (The Hunger)
26. Pierre Raph – Jade Lake (Requiem Pour Un Vampire)
27. Nicole Romain – Blind Songbird (Viol du Vampire)
28. Steve Hufsteter – Backstage Jazz (Kiss of the Damned)
29. Krysztof Komeda – Both Over Rooftops (The Dance of the Vampires)\
30. Roberto Nicolosi – Preparando La Trappola E Un’Ombra Nel Buio (La Maschera Del Demonio)
31. Harry Robinson – Another Attack! (The Vampire Lovers)
32. Les Baxter – Meeting Katia / Revivifying Blood (Black Sunday)
33. Phillippe D’aram – L’Amour Des Deux Filles (Fascination)
34. Phillippe D’aram – Bizzare Cult 2 (Fascination)
I try never to reveal major spoilers but I have to warn you, the only possible way to give this episode a fair review is to give away some major plot elements. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD. FALLING ROCKS. You’ve been warned…
After last week’s truly disappointing episode, I had zero expectations for “Edward Mordrake, Pt 2.” But there was a lot to like about this episode—and a bit to dislike. But overall it was a huge improvement in this Halloween two-parter. It started off just awful. First of all, the green mist. I just can’t deal with the neon green mist. It’s so hokey and completely ruins the ambiance for me. But really… if Mordrake were even slightly threatening, I’d deal with the cartoon toxic waste following at his feet. But he’s not. He goes from tent to tent collecting flashbacks in a montage that had me watching the clock. Look, flashbacks and backstory are obviously needed sometimes, but this was an extremely unambitious way of going about it. Developing a character, Mordrake, simply as a plot device to knock out the backstories of our major players in two straight episodes is lazy.
Having said that, the flashback of Elsa losing her legs in an insane German snuff film was the realest moment of terror I’ve felt since the beginning of this season. I’m often shocked at what FX can get away with, and the entirety of Elsa’s flashback, from her time as a dominatrix to the torture porn-esque loss of her legs was edgy as hell. I’m not sure that “AHS” has reached this level of edginess in years.
Meanwhile, out in the woods of Jupiter, Jimmy and Maggie stumble upon Twisty doing his general devious thing and right as Jimmy mentions calling the cops, Dandy sneaks up behind them and knocks them out. Next thing we know, we’re at the Dandy Carnival. All the children Twisty’s captured from previous episodes along with a tied up Jimmy are forced to watch as Dandy starts the “Saw the Lady in Half” illusion with Maggie. Only it’s clearly not going to be an illusion. Jimmy frees her in time and they all take off running as Dandy screams (in probably my favorite part of the episode) “You ruined my Halloween! You stupid girl! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate youuuuuuu!” He’s just the best and I’m not even being facetious. He absolutely makes this season for me.
Back at the freak show, there’s a very real moment where you think, “Wow, they might be killing off Jessica in the 4th episode.” But she’s saved as Mordrake hears Twisty’s music and seeks him out. It’s at this point that we learn the super sad history of Twisty. A once beloved “simpleton” clown who was driven out of carnival life once the freaks started a rumor that he “did things with the kids.” After years of trying to continue entertaining only to be rejected and bullied, he became violent—first with himself (the mutilated jaw) and then with others. His flashback was sad, and terribly hard to watch. But after two episodes of waiting, we finally found out what the requirement is for Mordrake to drag you to hell…weeping pity. I was sad to see Twisty leave the “Freak Show” cast because I really loved the dichotomous complexity of his character, but he wasn’t being utilized properly so I think closing him out was a smart move. And plus, it made room for our new psychopathic clown… Dandy!
It took a little while, a bit of a slow burn transformation (which I truly loved, nothing wrong with slow burn), but finally! Dandy has made a full transformation. Dandy did it; he took the plunge and made his first human kill. And his maniacal laughter afterwards showed that he loved it. So… good for him! I’m excited to see what sort of fresh hell he unleashes on Jupiter. Twisty had boundaries but it doesn’t appear that Dandy does. So this should get weird.
What I loved: the edginess of Elsa’s backstory, the happy ending given to Twisty (I choose to perceive that as a happy ending: living amongst his kind for eternity, no longer a tortured soul), Dandy’s ‘Patrick Bateman’ transformation, and no musical number!
What needed improvement: the ridiculous way they chose to showcase everyone’s backstories, Emma Roberts’ acting, and the pacing—when it was slow it dragged like mad, when it moved quickly, it was like whiplash. The episode was all over the place, cutting from scene to scene to scene…a bit much at times.
What I disliked: wasn’t a fan of the completely out-of-the-blue and totally unnecessary appearance of Dell, also the season finale-like ending. That end was dissatisfactory on a few levels. It was schmaltzy as hell, but it also felt like the end of the season. Everything was wrapped up in a big, beautiful bow (with sappiness, to boot). Are we to believe the townsfolk are going to get along with the freaks now? Where do we go from here? It’s clear there is still plenty of conflict inside the big top, but is the external conflict over?
What did you think of ‘Edward Mordrake, Pt 2.’? How did you feel about the various deaths, rebirths, and transformations?