[Comic Book Review] Pledge Yourself to “Wytches” #2

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:39

Scott Snyder and Jock’s “Wytches” is back with a second issue and I’ll go ahead and call it eyebrow raising and eye err…neck-eye opening.

WRITTEN BY: Scott Snyder

ART BY: Jock

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed by Nick Brehmer

We pick up just after the final events of issue #1. Sailor’s been attacked by some revenant creature, which she suspects is Annie, sent back by the wytches for reasons unknown. Her parents can sense the supernatural nature of the happening surrounding their daughter. Her father’s concern grows when the biopsy of Sailor’s neck would yields ancient results, and Sailor’s mother is confronted with the bizarre when a patient of hers awakens from a coma with knowledge of the wytches.

The whole concept of pledging is definitely a key interest point for this series. I know in my previous review for issue #1, I may have been a little harsh on my apprehensions regarding Snyder’s reworking of such a classic archetype. But the narrative motivations behind the pledge are very much align with the classic witch. In one word? Suspicion.

The witch trials are so fascinating due to the mass paranoia and suspicion regarding witchcraft and the defilement of community. This is very much present in “Wytches”. There’s an added level of unease with the idea of pledging as sacrifice. That one can choose an individual to be handed over to these horrific woodland creatures make the suspicion level two-fold – who has been pledged and who has done the pledging? Was Annie pledged? Has Sailor been pledged? How is the community involved? Who’s this sandman character and how does he relate? Questions, questions…

The concerns I raised in my last review are still bouncing around my mind as I flip through issue #2. In addition, with the encounter with the wytches themselves in the flesh, things are also progressing a little quickly for my tastes. I wish there was more atmospheric tension. Given the above mentioned relationship between classic witches and community, my hope is that Snyder explores this more in upcoming issues. It’s touched upon a little with her classmate interactions, but I would love to see something more built between Sailor and her new town after fleeing from the previous one due to Annie’s disappearance.

Also as mentioned in my previous issue, I will say that the artwork that Jock’s provided for this series is gripping. The wytches that he’s visualized are indeed creepy as hell.

A product of the harsh lands of Northern Ontario, Nick Brehmer is in fact a sensitive flower currently blooming in the GTA. He spends his downtime wishing he was British. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @nicholasbrehmer

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[Comic Book Review] “Wilds End” #3 Is Captivating

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:17

“Wild’s End” Chapter 3 The Dark Woods is the most exciting and engaging chapter yet. Picking up immediately after Gilbert’s head was vaporized last issue, the gang and an incredibly shaken Mr. Minks retreat into the relative safety of Susan’s home.

WRITTEN BY: Dan Abnett

ART BY: I.N.J Culbard

PUBLISHER: BOOM! Studios

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed By: Torin Chambers

Clive’s hardened wits and general common sense continues to be one of this groups few assets. Although I have found a new favorite character in the self medicating reclusive writer Susan Peardew, who also manages to fully grasp the situation they are in and not become baggage. She’s actually an astonishing help to the group and has become infinitely more engaging then the simple towns folk Clive has interacted with up until this point. While “Wild’s End” was a fun read before it’s now become a captivating experience.

Clive’s handling of Alph and Mr. Minks after Gilberts unfortunate but heroic passing is the first of a string of excellent scenes that beautifully spill from the page. He’s not overtly angry with them, it’s more disappointment than anything and he doesn’t sugar coat it for either of them.

Aside from Mr. Minks everyone has a couple excellent character moments this issue. I almost want to write Mr. Minks off at this point; he hasn’t had any of his own moments and only seems to slow everyone down. He can’t go very fast and is handling the situation much worse than everyone else. Even Alph, the child who’s caretaker/aunt was just killed has adjusted better. I would love to see him come into his own in the coming issues but right now he feels like he’s just there to artificially slow everyone down. Maybe he’s actually a robot in disguise or has some pact with them where they’ll spare him for his services? What ever happens to him I hope he evolves out of the stereotypical coward soon.

Dan Abnett has to be the certifiable master of the shocking and exciting final pages at this point. Always leaving your mouth watering for more and more. They get more astonishing and unpredictable with each passing issue.

Wild’s End has finally elevated itself from a fun romp into an appealing and enthralling read. Susan was just the punch in the arm Wild’s End needed, her along with Alph’s awesome character turns and the lovable but damaged Clive make Wild’s End easy to recommend. It can only go up from here until we reach the Wild’s End.

Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @TorinsChambers

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[5 Skull Comic Review] “Dark Ages” #4 Is Enlightening

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:02

The thrilling and action packed finale of Dark Ages is upon on us, and boy is it awesome. Hawkherst, Lucifer and company prepare for the final battle against the aliens, or as they still refer to them: Demons. With a new synthetic arm and a fighting chance provided by their new robotic ally Hawkherst leads his men in what could possibly be their last stand.

 

WRITTEN BY: Dan Abnett

ART BY: I.N.J Culbard

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed By: Torin Chambers

The opening interaction between Captain Hawkherst and his synthetic friend shows that Hawkherst is much less open and accepting of their ally. It’s nice to see he’s not completely on board at first and is cautious; he was just revived with a new arm only moments ago. He has his doubts but ultimately must put his trust in the robot for the sake of his men.

This new ally gives them their fighting chance; it informs them that their enemies communicate through scent. If they can defeat the demon captain and cut out one of his glands then the demons will cease their assault. Of course Hawkherst pushes back against this at first, being from the dark ages he cannot fully grasp what he is being told. Hawkherst’s newfound bound with his robotic savior gives him the confidence to carry out an action that he doesn’t full understand.

As our heroes do battle with the demons a separate but connected battle rages within the forts walls. Most of the priests are not who they appeared to be, becoming agents of the demons assaulting the fort. The battles are bloody as all hell; it’s a total joy to read. Characters are decapitated and demons are cut down chunk by bloody chunk. The fight wages for a majority of the issue and it does not fail to deliver a the glorious final stand that its been building to since issue #1.

Dark Ages #4 doesn’t outright answer every question or completely wrap up some plot threads but it does utterly satisfy. I’m a big fan of how it doesn’t perfectly wrap everything up in a bow, because it didn’t need to. The final two pages are a bit confusing and I’m not 100% sure what their significance was but that doesn’t tarnish the book in any way. If anything it adds to the bountiful amount of wonder Dark Ages has given over these 4 issues, and so marks the end of my favorite mini series of the year.

Don’t stay in the dark ages like fool, pick this series up and become enlightened.

Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @TorinsChambers

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[Comic Book Review] Coffin Hill #13 Is Gateway To Something Darker

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:46

“Coffin Hill” #13 beautifully ties up loose ends while unstitching some of the seams; leaving the series open in places the reader didn’t even know existed. While there were a few leaps in logic, some people and places appeared to be a bit convenient for my taste, and several events were resolved a little too easily, overall it didn’t bother me because this issue is clearly a gateway to something much bigger and much, much darker.

WRITTEN BY: Caitlin Kittredge

ART BY: Inaki Miranda

PUBLISHER: Vertigo Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

In present day Coffin Hill, the shit storm is brewing. Lacey is being led through the undergrounds of the Coffin Hill mansion by the ominous and seemingly dangerous otherworldly woman, as Bianca continues to fight a losing battle with Patrick, who is intent on killing off all the witches of Coffin Hill. Just as the mysterious woman is about to convince Lacey to kill herself, Bianca is able to use her powerful (really seriously powerful) magic to project herself into Lacey’s view… In the end, the girls are able to mutually save each other with their magic from miles away. I was impressed by the use of their magic in this sequence of events and although it was very sparsely explained, I’m excited to see what Kittredge does with it in further issues. I had no idea these two witches were so powerful. While Eve is Coffin Hill present, these girls are Coffin Hill future.

Flashback to Boston 2012 where Eve is stuck in Doyle’s floorboards. This is where things get a little too easy. Eve has no way of calling for help so she just has to wait for Doyle to let her out. Things go down like a lazy episode of CSI. He lets her out, takes her to his killing spot, tells her all his secrets, and then she gets the drop on him. I expected a little more razzle dazzle but like I said, this issue isn’t about some “big kill,” it’s about the fallout and the future ramifications. When Frost shows up to see a dead Doyle laying on top of a wounded Eve, they realize they must go along with the set up Doyle created, let someone else take the blame and not take the hit for their horrific oversight.

Then Eve gets home to find her crazy ass neighbor in a tizzy. It turns out, that’s where the real danger was. It wasn’t Doyle who shot Eve after all…

The best part of the issue comes in the last few pages, in present day Coffin Hill when Eve realizes that the same woman who led Lacey to her almost-suicide is also possessing Nate. They know each other and there is some serious bad blood between them, and that woman is…

Yea, right, go read it. I’m not giving that part away. I’m incredibly excited for the next arc and we have one issue left before we start on it. While I’ve found aspects of the last 5 or so issues to be lazy and clichéd, they were still incredibly entertaining. There is no denying the raw sizzling power that Kittredge and Miranda can conjure when paired together. Given the way this arc is ending, the next one should focus heavily on the ancient darkness of both the Coffin Family and Coffin Hill. And hopefully Nate will be back to normal and able to repair his relationship with Eve while kicking his brother’s ass.

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[Comic Book Review] “Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out” #1 Will Have You Begging For More!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:40

An incredibly fast read, “Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out” #1 is gritty revenge thriller that rings in Christmas with gore. There’s nothing like spending the holidays watching people’s heads get blown off in this bloody sleigh ride. This first installment brings in the buckets of blood, nudity, and graphic violence the Grindhouse genre deserves.

WRITTEN BY: Alex De Campi
ART BY: R.M. Guera
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed By Jorge Solis

A solider returns home from the war to visit his family for the holidays. Arriving with gifts in his backpack, the solider discovers his father lying dead on the floor. He never realized his killer was standing right behind him, with a gun pointed at his head. After witnessing their deaths, Mother Wolf calls upon her estranged granddaughter, Shayla, to seek out their murderers. As they track down The Clown, The Overseer, and The Man Who Walks, something else more cruel and bloodthirsty hunts them.

What I really enjoyed about the Alex De Campi’s writing is the focus on the relationship between the two female protagonists. Though Mother Wolf is Shayla’s grandmother, there is a maternal instinct to protect and guide her loved one. The dialogue reveals the years of abuse and estrangement between them as they snap back at each other in full-blown argument. Though Shayla has been through the worse, she does want to prove how tough she is in front of her grandmother.

Christmas can be a joyous occasion, but for many it can also be the worst of times. De Campi uses the Christmas spirit to reflect the themes of loneliness, depression, and never-ending hardships. Mother Wolf has gone through hard times, making her tough and resilient as her end days are approaching. Though Shayla shares her feisty attitude and has her whole life ahead of her, there is a bit of cynicism in her tone.

Artist R.M. Guera does a fantastic job with the cold and snowy backgrounds, capturing a claustrophobic atmosphere these characters are stuck inside their small town. The snow seems to have cut out the rest of the world, offering no escape for anyone. Notice how Guera uses the twisted shape of the tress and the cloud’s surface to depict one of the killer’s faces.

Guera illustrates little details in the wardrobe to distinguish our two protagonists. Mother Wolf has a wool cover draped over her body, as if it’s some sort of cape for her. Even her walking stick has wolf’s head on top, which serves as a prop. Because it’s wintertime, Shayla is dressed wearing a huge jacket, jeans, and boots as if she’s supposed to resemble a hunter.

“Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed out” #1 hooks readers right in with this first issue. With a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger, readers will be anxiously awaiting the second chapter. This is your favorite comic with it’s tits out, covered in blood, and you’ll be begging for more.

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Kissing Candice Signs With Victory Records

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:00

Long Island electronic/metal band Kissing Candice have signed to Victory Records and will be releasing a new album in 2015. The band is known for their horror-fueled music videos as well as their masks they wear while performing.

The band is comprised of ex-Dr. Acula keyboardist/sampler Joey Simpson as well as guitarists Tommy Sciro and Walter Dicristina, Marco Caruso on drums, and bassist Mike Grippo.

Head below for a video announcement.

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‘The Wolf Man’ Gets Awesome Writer For Lame New Universe

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:59

Much like superhero movies, there’s only so many times you can do an origin story before it gets repetitive. But, what if the origin story isn’t even all that interesting?

The Universal Monsters were badass back in the 30′s and 40′s, but have since become the basis of generic Halloween costumes and cool shelf toys. I love Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, and all the other classics – but it doesn’t mean I want to see them modernized.

I didn’t really know what Universal had up their sleeve until the laughable closing credits to Dracula Untold, which promised modern “games” between Dracula and his creator – because, you know, he waited thousands of years to play.

Anyways, everything about Untold was stupid. And if the idiotic and bland Untold is the model being used, I expect a lot more stupid to follow.

Fortunately, Uni has their eyes on an incredible writer for another reboot of The Wolf Man, says Deadline, reporting that Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski is being courted.

Prisoners was one of the hottest scripts this decade, and gives me some faith that the story can be cracked. I mean, the best thing about The Mummy reboot with Brendan Fraser is that the movie wasn’t about the mummy. My hope is that Wolf Man rejects Untold‘s origin path and tells the story from a different perspective. The thought of a Wolf Man Untold makes me wanna puke my guts out.

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See What ‘Halloween’s’ Haddonfield Looks Like Today!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:32

While we were among the first to visit old horror movie locations years ago in Sean Clark’s “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” (which has since become part of numerous Blu-ray extras, including on the new Halloween box set), others are tapping into the fun.

Small Town Pictures isn’t the first to visit the Pasadena sets of John Carpenter’s Halloween, and they won’t be the last. Either way, it’s good fun and always interesting to see what the streets of 1978 Haddonfield look like today.

This is where Michael Myers first appeared…

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Bruce Campbell Has Been Immortalized In Song

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:30

Chicago, IL comedy metal band Psychostick has released a tribute track to the king of B-horror, Mr. Bruce Campbell himself! The song, aptly titled “Bruce Campbell”, describes how the band would like to hang out with the king, even going so far as to get a little stalker-y. If ever there were a song that could pay homage to Campbell, this would be it.

Psychostick is currently on tour supporting their new album Revenge Of The Vengeance (iTunes). Tour dates can be found here.

A screen cap of Campbell’s reaction to the video was supplied by BD user Lizard_Brain, which you can see below.

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‘Annabelle’ Set to Haunt Your Home

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:18

Annabelle (review #1, #2), the spinoff to The Conjuring, is arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD January 20, 2015.

Extras include “The Curse of Annabelle,” “Dolls of the Demon,” “Bloody Tears of Possession,” “A Demon Process” featurettes, and deleted scenes.

Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard and Ward Horton star with John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Eric Ladin and Brian Howe also star.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.

New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

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379 Epic Movie Wallpapers!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:07

Say “thank you” to imager user mimurph1 who has shared their massive collection of movie stills used for their own person computer background.

Now you can sift through these epic movie wallpapers and use them for your own desktops. The best part? Click over to the imgur page and you can download all of them at once!

We’ve added the entire collection below – including A Nightmare On Elm Street, Halloween, Gremlins (this one’s a winner), Grindhouse, Ghostbusters and more – for a quick scroll.

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‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Clip Introduced Werewolves Not Swearwolves

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:01

In UK cinemas November 21, Metrodome shared another fantastic clip from What We Do In the Shadows (read our review), a mockumentary/comedy written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Men In Black 3) and Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).

In the new clip, the vampire clan has a run-in with a pack of werewolves. They hilariously share some words. Horror fans, especially, will get the joke.

Diving deep into the throes of vampire life in New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadows introduces us to age-old vampire flatmates Vladislav (862 years old, played by Clement) Viago (379 years old, played by Waititi), Deacon (183 years old) and Petyr (8,000 years old). Stuck in their antiquated ways, they struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs. Enter 20-something hipster Nick, who Petyr turns to get an inside education on the modern world. What follows includes a whole lot of discovery: from fashion to technology and even a little feeling — all laced in continuous hilarity, of course.”

The film premiered at Sundance this year and is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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The Mystery of the Haunted ‘Hellraiser’ VHS Solved?

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:50

Back in June we told you about the bizarre story of the Hellraiser VHS haunting a bus stop in London.

Now, after months of speculation, there are answers.

BBC Radio put a call out at the end of their “BBC Radio 4 Short Cuts” podcast and someone contacted their presenter, Josie Long, about it.

They’ve asked to remain anonymous. Here’s what they had to say…

Have any Hellraisers appeared that haven’t been planted?

When I saw him glaring back up at me from this bus stop there was an unexpected scent of recognition or fear.
I don’t know how or why that first Hellraiser appeared. There’s a Council Estate right above this particular stop and maybe a kid or someone living there threw it off their flat. How do these odds-and-ends find themselves on bus stops? I started seeing it up there on my way to work. That’s if I got a seat on the top deck, in the left front side of the bus. I usually rode the 21 down the Old Kent Road.

What intrigued you about the Hellraiser ‘monument’?

Hellraiser appeared more gruesome or evil looking then all the others to me as a child. I distinctly remember those VHS covers on the rack in the rental store staring me down. When I saw him glaring back up at me from this bus stop there was an unexpected scent of recognition or fear. Some days you might be able to discern moisture was built up between the plastic and the blue and light coloured paper in the case. Other times it might’ve been a while so the image changed its overall hue or texture in a very pronounced way. It seemed nearly alive, and to me, as the object degraded it actually was looking more horrific than ever. Even furthering my surprise was that it then sort of began to emulsify into a softened, white-looking, small box.

When did you start maintaining it?

I like to make visual art and often try to use the everyday environment outside. After awhile I came up with the idea of “21 on the 21″. The first video purposefully placed out there landed right next to that original and was done on the 21st December 2012. It was the night that was supposed to be the Mayan Apocalypse. I think that day was our first real big apocalyptic let down since Y2K. And with the idea of the bus stop being a raised platform, then the elements really erasing the hell off Pinhead’s visage slowly away from the bus riders, I felt the words and numbers were on my side. So I started the process. There’s been other Hellraisers along the route of the 21, one even on an N21. The idea is for twenty-one to be put out over time, hence the name “21 on the 21″.

Recently Hellraiser has been joined by Jack and Toy Story – is this anything to do with the project?

I’ve actually seen Toy Story and never seen the Hellraisers. I don’t know “Jack”, was it a movie about a snowman- but wasn’t he in Frozen? I don’t watch kids movies or horror movies. These others increase the chance of the top being cleared off so I’m not a fan. However, I did the same thing myself, so complaining at this point is futile. I just hope they stop.

What has the reaction been like?

We’ve had actual mayhem ensue on nights when going to place these out. One big surprise is folks even noticing enough to broadcast about these Hellraisers! If people themselves have delighted in seeing Pinhead raising and erasing and raising and erasing out there I’d ask them to please not talk too much about it and not to disturb the cassettes.

They’ve still got a job to do…

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The Dreaming Release New Single “Alone”

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:00

Earlier this year, Mr. Disgusting wrote a piece about The Dreaming, a band which is comprised of ex-members of 90′s industrial rock band Stabbing Westward. The band last released an album in 2011 in the form of Puppet and is gearing up for a new album in 2015.

In the meantime, the band has released their new single “Alone”, which you can pick up from Metropolis Records right here. The single comes with the original track as well as two remixes.

Head below for the official video.

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‘The Conjuring’ Sequel to Haunt Summer Audiences

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:08

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have dated The Conjuring 2 for June 10, 2016.

The new tale of the Warren family is currently being penned by Carey and Chad Hayes. Both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will be returning as the aforementioned paranormal investigators.

James Wan, who helmed the first film, and produced the spinoff Annabelle, is making a surprisingly return to the franchise and will direct. He is currently in post on Furious 7. He also directed SAWInsidious making him kind of the modern horror franchises.

No word on what story Conjuring 2 will follow, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear.

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IFC Fends Off Bears In ‘Backcountry’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:27

Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness – where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. It’s an intriguing film we missed during the Toronto International Film Festival announcements, and it stars The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Eric Balfour!

IFC was quick to grab the thriller, with plans to release in limited theaters and on VOD platforms at a TBD date. Until then, here’s the trailer.

Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots – the secluded Blackfoot Trail.

On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point.

When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.

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[NSFW] Insanely Violent ‘Starry Eyes’ Clip Smashes a Head to Pieces

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:23

Arriving November 14th from Dark Sky Films is the Hollywood slasher Starry Eyes (read our review), which will be available on iTunes and other VOD platforms.

Written and directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, this first clip will show you why the duo were in the running to helm Leatherface. This is definitely not work safe as you’re about to witness someone getting their head smashed into a bloody pulp.

Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.

Alex Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy, Amanda Fuller, Shane Coffer, and Fabianne Therese all star.

Watch the trailer here.

SPOILER WARNING!

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Would You Survive A Horror Movie?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:00

Think you got what it takes to enter a horror movie and come out the other side unscathed? Well, maybe not unscathed but, at the very least, alive and kicking? Well, why not put that confidence to the test and take this quiz that asks, “Would You Survive A Horror Movie?”

Now, I got, “You’re as dead as it gets“, but when presented with the options I chose the ones I actually believed in! So, I know that if I’m going to die, at least I’ll have died having a good time!

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5 Awesome Bigfoot Films Selected By the Director of ‘Feed the Gods’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:49

XLrator Media’s horror-thriller Feed the Gods will release on VOD November 25 through its “Macabre” brand from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B. (The film is slated to hit DVD January 27, 2015.)

The film, which stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), “follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”

Bloody Disgusting caught up with director/writer Braden Croft who told us 5 of his favorite Bigfoot “films” (including footage).

Harry and the Hendersons

Perhaps the most harmful piece of Bigfoot film ever shot, Harry and the Hendersons successfully altered the public’s perception of an otherwise fearsome, heinous beast into a charming, misunderstood family pet. I say the film is harmful not because it risked taking Bigfoot in another direction, but because if ever a creature existed you could bet a shiny dollar it has enjoyed mauling a few well-to-do families. Their blood is on your hands, John Lithgow.

The Legend of Boggy Creek

It was the best Bigfoot film at the time and earned a buttload of cash on a shoestring budget – I’ll always tip my hat to this film. Embrace the cheese and you’ll find something to like about it.

Willow Creek

Inevitable for the found-footage treatment, Bobcat’s Bigfoot tale delivers sufficient scares on a less-is-more level. It’s a welcome change to a sub-genre that almost exclusively relies on the physical exploitation of the Bigfoot creature.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Though not explicitly a Bigfoot film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives earns second place for its spiritual depiction of a Bigfoot-like creature. The film itself – an arthouse drama – accomplishes an unnerving tone by treating its fantastical elements with a strict, somber tone. The film’s themes of transformation prove haunting while also establishing the Bigfoot-like-creature as ethereal and mystical – not just an elusive wild animal. Did I mention their red-glowing-eyed, minimalist man-ape design is fucking great?

“Patterson-Gimlin Footage”

An obvious front-runner, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin footage remains the most seminal piece of all Bigfoot lore. Before becoming a pop culture sensation, sightings of an ‘Ape-Man’ or ‘Wild Man’ remained solely as a thing of legend in many cultures around the world. These cultural legends, along with Patterson-Gimlin’s depiction of Bigfoot, were a major influence on the “God’s.”

About Feed the Gods:

Drawing inspiration from early Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson and “Cabin in the Woods,” “Feed the Gods” marks the second feature film from writer/director Braden Croft. When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Shawn Roberts, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris (Tyler Johnston, “The Killing”), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancé Brit (Emily Tennant, “Jennifer’s Body”) in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family. What they are unprepared for though, is what exactly the cryptic small town has in store for them. Weird locals abound and rumors of a Bigfoot creature haunting the area at first seem silly… but things quickly escalate into a frantic, scary and action-packed nightmare with more than a few casualties along the way.

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House For Sale Includes PREDATORS?!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:36

The below imgur user came across this house listing that carried quite a surprise.

Apparently, the Swedish homeowner is obsessed with Predator.

The house is listed with the following images that show Predator heads mounted on walls (and even a xenomorph from Alien), giant Predator replica statues, and even a home theater built to look like the Predator spaceship.

I don’t care who owns this place so long as I can stay there. Who here is buying it? I’ll bring the honey whiskey and pizza….

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