Review: Clive Barker's 'Next Testament' #8

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:24

With such demented writing and mind-blowing visuals, “Next Testament” #8 delivers genuine horror into the hearts of readers. You eyes will be glued to the page right from the start. The “Next Testament” series delivers another strong installment and never disappoints.

WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker and Mark Miller
ART BY: Haemi Jang
PUBLISHER: Boom! Studios
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 9, 2013

After setting his sights on the innocent and guilty of San Francisco, Wick has taken a sexy bride along for the ride to Paris. No longer Wick’s main attention, ex-billionaire Julian Demond wonders where his rightful place is in the upcoming apocalypse. Wick continues to bring in the plagues, bringing all kinds of Hell to Tristan, Julian’s son, and his fiancée, Elspeth. On their route to Providence, Tristan and Elspeth are suddenly caught in a terrible car crash. At the end of the world, only the bad people are still alive and they’re not going to make things any easier for the lovebirds.

Clive Barker and co-writer, Mark Miller, gradually evolve their main protagonists as the two subplots jump back and forth. The theme of sexuality plays at the core of the narrative. Wick is trying to recreate the good, old days before he was banished by the Devil and the Holy Ghost. Wick and his punkish bride are definitely enjoying themselves as they participate in the orgy fest, right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Surrounded by thousands of willing servants, Wick wants his sexual desires to reach their peak.

On their trip to Providence, Elspeth and Tristan continue to meet the best and worst of humanity at the end of the world. After surviving their car crash, the lovebirds meet a wandering traveler, who still holds strong to her faith in a higher power. Though Tristan and Elspeth struggle with faith themselves, they are being tested. Their reunion is suddenly interrupted by a perverted survivalist, who wants his own sex slaves.

Artist Haemi Jang points out the sexual themes during the illustrations of the orgy fest. In a splash page, Jang captures different sexual acts and positions, with Wick right at the center. In close-ups, Jang maximizes Wick’s facial expressions during his climax. Jang never aims to be gratuitous with these shots, but always strives for an artistic, painter-like quality.

My favorite part about Jang’s illustrations is the intimate portrayal between the lovebirds. Interestingly, Tristan doesn’t believe in a higher power, but he does believe in his love for Elspeth wholeheartedly. Jang always focuses on the emotions when Elspeth and Tristan look at each other. You’re always rooting for these characters, especially when they turn into bad-asses towards the last pages.

Horror fans are going to enjoy the hell out of “Next Testament” #8. The “Next Testament” series is the real deal.

Rating: 4.5/5 skulls

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

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Another International Trailer Arrives to Deliver Us from Evil

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:17

A new, slightly longer international trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil has arrived from Sony/Screen Gems, and it shows off even more of the spooky shenanigans heading our way this summer.

Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.

Synopsis
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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Review: 'Creepy' #16

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:17

I get too excited each time Dark Horse releases a new issue of “Creepy,” their deliciously sensationalized, ongoing anthology comic. This vintage-style, exploitive black & white pulp rag never disappoints, and this issue is certainly no exception to that rule. Turn your lights on for this issue. Because, frankly, I had to.

WRITTEN BY: Ted Naifeh, Rachel Deering
ART BY: Ted Naifeh, Peter Bagge, Vanesa R. Del Rey
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: April 9, 2014

This balls to the wall installment of Dark Horse’s “Creepy” doesn’t pull any punches. It starts of terrifying and moves seamlessly into horrifying. It continues to showcase Creepy’s signature style via classic illustrations, gorgeous cover art, eerie anecdotes, and perfectly peppy puns from Uncle Creepy himself.

In typical “Creepy” fashion, there is no slow build up. We are tossed into a spooky vortex and aren’t released for 40 pages. “Do Not Click,” the first story, written and illustrated by Ted Naifeh (“Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things”) is reminiscent of The Ring meets the Slender Man mythos. Not a lot makes me want to look over my shoulder while simultaneously being afraid of what I will actually see if I look over my shoulder. But this disturbing little tale of technology-gone-wrong had me shaking in my boots. (Seriously, guys.)

Next up, “In the Dark” editor/author/letterer Rachel Deering brings us her signature brand of real life psychosis in “Like Clockwork,” a Norman Bates-like loves story. Both sickening and (oddly) sickeningly sweet, this morbid tale follows a young clockmaker deep into his chilling delusions of love and humanity. Evoking the likes of some of history’s most notorious serial killers, Deering sews together a unnerving as hell look at the modern dating dilemma. Now with even more rotting flesh!

In what feels like a gift from the comic gods, the Creepy Family gives us a comic adaptation of H.P Lovecraft’s “The Cats of Ulthar.” This story has always hit my horror threshold because, well, cats are the worst. It combines several of my greatest fears: cats, owning cats, being eaten by cats, and cats.

“I Hate You! I Hate You!” gets real, real quick. Exciting our sociopathic, Bad Seed-like anxieties. I don’t know about you all, but I’m terrified of raising a real-life little monster. And therein lies the genius of “Creepy.” It’s a mixture of sobering realism, exploitive surrealism, and of course, hellish supernaturalism. This is, hands down, way way down, one of my favorite issues of the rebooted “Creepy” series. Don’t pass up the opportunity to partake in these frightening comic shorts by horror veterans and newcomers alike.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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Set Visit Coverage: Tom Woodruff, Jr. Talks Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:00

Tom Woodruff, Jr., is a celebrated and award-winning special effects makeup artist, and now he’s stepping into the directorial arena with Fire City: Interpreter of Souls. Dread Central was lucky enough to get an exclusive look-see on a special day. (There were demon fights!)

At the lovely location (an art deco building and mini-campus) in Los Angeles, we not only got a chance to interview everyone and watch filming – we even got a bunch of cool photos you won’t see anywhere else!

Dread Central: You have been with this project for a while, right?

Tom Woodruff Jr.: Through a couple different iterations. The first time I was ever made aware of it was when (the writer-producers) Brian and Michael came to me a couple of years ago with a script, I believe it was Fire City: Demon in the Darkness. And the script was honestly hard to get through because I am going through it in terms of what would the creature effects cost. I went in knowing that it was unbelievably packed with not just makeup but winged demons and creatures. It was just so huge that it read without a doubt like a studio film... a big CG movie. Like a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings thing, which was all going to be digital. I feel like I have seen this movie so many times, and they are never interesting to me anymore. The visuals are all so much the same. To me they become almost interchangeable. So I read the script, saying this is what it’s going to be, but they said no, we want to do all practical creatures. Which to me made it such a huge challenge! To think that anyone had the interest to do it in a practical way! That they would want to mount this kind of a project. So that was a huge starting point.

The first thing we decided to do was to create a trailer to try and get interest in the project. We decided to do this one character, which is the gigantic horn demon. So we did that and got the trailer made. Based on that trailer alone they started getting offers from studios and producers who wanted to make the movie.

DC: So how did you actually decide you were going to direct this particular one?

TWJ: At that point I was like, 'Look, I really want to direct this,' but they were a bit reluctant. So, to see what I would do with the material, we decided to do this ten-minute short called the Interpreter of Signs. It was a three-person job and we shot it out in two days. It got some really good reaction, and I loved working with Brian and Michael as producers and they liked working with me as a director so we just decided to go into this thing with our heads down and just make it work.

Kickstarter made this movie possible. I already had enough of a presence on Kickstarter because of studioADI, which is owned and operated by Alec Gillis and I. Alec had raised a lot of money to do a film called Harbinger Down, which Dread Central has been good about plugging and making people aware of. So, in the end, that and Fire City got funded and we both got this opportunity that we had both been wanting for years and years. Even when we were doing creature stuff, part of us always wanted to be able to be filmmakers. So finally thirty years later it was happening.

DC: As the director, what are you hoping the audience will take away from this film?

TWJ: I want the audience to see this as a great story first off. The audience has to experience some kind of an emotional content. Then through the makeups and the characters I try and create that. I just want people to accept my creations from the beginning as characters, not as creatures. So to me the biggest hurdle will not be making this movie in 18 days, but having the audience get on board right upfront by seeing these creations are more than just 'cool monster makeups.'

DC: I know there is a lot of action, there are demon fights and there are monsters and makeup, but can you talk a little bit about the dramatic aspect of it in the storyline?

TWJ: Like all good stories about monsters, it’s about the characters. It’s about the predicament they find themselves in. In the film we have a human girl who this demonic character is forced to save in an effort to salvage his ongoing demon world himself. So it’s this great pairing of this totally innocent human and this sort of jaded creature. It’s very much like Humphrey Bogart or Fred MacMurray film noir characters from the Forties. The truth is, as much as I love monsters, I also love movies from the Forties like Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, etc. I love the term 'hard-boiled characters,' and that is what the Fire City characters are in my film. I really want Fire City to be evocative of a style of filmmaking that we haven’t seen for a while... if nothing else just to shake things up.

DC: I know you are kind of editing while you’re shooting, so how much can you be involved in the editing process?

TWJ: I have to be involved. Right now while we are shooting, the editors are doing an assembly, which is basically cutting what my preferred takes are just in the right order and not doing any real shaving. Once we are done shooting, then he will finish putting it all together. I will go back into it with him and with Brian and Michael and we will look at it and it will become something new. Scenes evolve. They're made once when they are written, made a second time when they are shot, and made a third time in the editing room. Each time they change somewhat.

DC: What was your favorite part of making the film?

TWJ: My favorite part has been the actual production because we had very little pre-production cause we had very little money. We didn’t have the money to pre-produce anything. Brian and Michael were good enough to get me like three days of rehearsals with actors, which is really hard to do on a movie of this level, but it made a difference. We worked out some of the scenes with most of the cast and we created a kind of spine to work with, but now we are in the real environment with the real set pieces and so things evolve and they get better because the actors bring something to it. So to me it’s just been a blast to see things evolve. There has never been a single boring moment on this set, as opposed to bigger movies I have done.

The film centers around a fragile balance that exists between humankind and the demons who secretly live among them and the crisis for all when this balance is broken.

Harry Shum plays an abusive alcoholic boyfriend who suddenly transforms into a caring and loving person, along with the rest of the humans in his seedy tenement building. Dependent on human misery for survival, the demons in the building begin to starve.

Writer-producers Brian Lubocki and Michael Hayes successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for the film in August 2013. For more info visit the official Fire City website, "like" Fire City on Facebook, and follow Fire City on Twitter (@interpreterfilm).

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Get Ready to Check Out Some Local Hauntings

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:30

Around these parts we're absolute suckers for paranormal TV programming. Sure, 99.9% of it ends up with us watching people walking around in the dark and finding absolutely nothing, but still, there's a charm to them. The next one coming is titled simply "Local Hauntings." Take a look!

"'Local Hauntings' is the next era of paranormal ghost shows," says Anthony Daniel of Dream Comet Studios. "This show is built by the fans for the fans. The concept of making the audience feel like they are with us on the investigation is our mindset."

"'Local Hauntings' will have two states each season kind of battle one another for a grade... the audience/fans [will] get to vote on what state we visit and be able to grade each episode."

Daniel continues, "Our goal is to do the whole USA, which means that this show will be around for 25 seasons. Also, the audience will have a chance to vote on their top 10 favorite locations within a state if the state gets voted in, which is pretty cool. We will have a live talk show after the episode like 'The Talking Dead' to go over more findings and to give a few details about next's week episode, along we have a few special guests so far aboard for this project, which I'm not able to state yet, but they are big names in the paranormal field."

"In each state we will cast local ghost hunters because who better knows the local hauntings of a state than the people that live there? Each episode will get graded/scored on 3 subjects, which are the HISTORY of the location, ACTIVITY of the site during the investigation, and what the PEOPLE think of the location. Each episode will be out of 10 points, with 10 the highest a location can score. Our team will first score it; then we will have the audience vote in and see what they think to find out the official grade. Once a state is done, it will get a grade/score out of 100, so it will get a letter grade like school - A is 100-90 and so on. At the moment, we have a few major networks that are interested in seeing the pilot, which starts filming this month (April)."

Which state will hold the scariest haunted places in America? I guess we'll be finding out soon enough!

For more info visit the official "Local Hauntings" website, "like" "Local Hauntings" on Facebook, and follow "Local Hauntings" on Twitter.

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The Zombinator Heading to a DVD Rampage Near You!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:15

Word has come our way that The Zombinator is heading to DVD, and we're sure he'll be back. Then back again... Then back once more... I guess you could pretty much repeat this until someone lands a well placed headshot on him!

Synopsis
A town relies on one man to save them from planned destruction in The Zombinator, coming to DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

While filming a documentary in a small Ohio town, a group of college students come face to face with the undead, turning the class project into an horrific nightmare.

Behind the zombie takeover is an evil corporation intent on lowering the town’s population, and a mercenary working for the company, the Colonel (Patrick Kilpatrick; Minority Report, Eraser, Last Man Standing), has exposed the locals to an infectious serum.

Now, their only hope of survival is the Zombinator (Joseph Aviel; Divergent), a former soldier-turned-zombie killer, who must protect them from the Colonel and fend off the walking dead… But can one man save them all?

The Zombinator is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and 5.1 digital surround sound.

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New Aphex Twin Album to Be Released In A Rather Interesting Manner

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00

Electronic artist Aphex Twin hasn’t released an actual studio album since 2001′s Drukqs but that hasn’t stopped fans from seeking out whatever new material there is. And that’s when some people found that there’s an interesting title available on Discogs. Supposedly, the new AT album Caustic Window is on there as the “5th RTM pressing” and it’s got a staggering price tag of $13,500 (not including shipping). For such an unattainable price, it seemed like no one would hear the new album.

But that’s not the case as the album WILL be released but in a abnormal fashion. Rephlex Records (which is owned by AT’s Richard D. James) has struck up a deal with the electronic music forum We Are The Music Makers to set up a Kickstarter that will allow 500 people the chance to receive a digital copy of the album. Once the Kickstarter threshold is met, a physical LP will be posted EBay. After that auction ends, the digital downloads will be released. Again, it’s a rather strange manner of doing things but it definitely sets itself apart from other releases.

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Horror Icons Attending this Weekend's Screenings of Star-Studded Flick The Butterfly Room

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00

It's been awhile since we've had anything to report about Jonathan Zarantonello's The Butterfly Room, which is loaded with familiar faces from horror movies past. Today we're happy to report that the film is screening in California this weekend, and we've got all the details for ya. Read on!

Two separate screenings will take place at North Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 theater, on both Friday and Saturday night. Star Heather Langenkamp will be on hand for the Friday night showing while fellow horror icons/stars Barbara Steele and James Karen (Return of the Living Dead) will be hosting Q&A sessions on Saturday night.

You'll find full screening information over on The Butterfly Room's official website!

Also starring are P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Erica Leerhsen, and Camille Keaton.

Synopsis
Ann, a reclusive, elegant lady with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother-daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections.

Confronted by Alice's other lady friends, Ann's shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre crimes that Ann will have to commit to preserve her harmless and deceptive appearances. The only one who recognizes there's something unsettling about Ann is nine-year-old Julie, her next-door neighbor's daughter.

With the inevitable curiosity of a child, Julie begins to explore the corners of Ann's apartment, discovering a dark secret hidden in the walls of the forbidden butterfly room. No one believes what she's seen except for Ann's estranged daughter, Dorothy. Horrified, she realizes that the fate of the young girl lies in her hands. To save both Julie and herself, she must summon up the courage to confront an evil that has haunted her for years.

With special effects created by Academy Award winning AFX Studio and elegant and refined visuals, in contrast with the sickness of the story, The Butterfly Room is an all-female story, an American thriller with a European soul.

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Rotting New Look At 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero'! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:52

Fans of Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, don’t lose you’re skin, you can head back to the beginning this summer…

Bloody Disgusting received exclusive imagery and first word that Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will be hitting VOD platforms June 26 and limited theaters August 1 through RLJ/Image Entertainment.
on August 1st.

Directed by Altitude‘s Kaare Andrews, and starring Sean Astin, Currie Graham and Ryan Donowho, the prequel was penned by genre writer Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, Amusement, When a Stranger Calls).

A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.

Check out the batch of gruesome stills, exclusive to Bloody Disgusting!

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'Mr. Jones' Clip Breaks Into a Dungeon From Hell (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:37

In this exclusive clip from Anchor Bay’s Mr. Jones, hitting Blu-ray and DVD on May 6th, two individuals break into presumably Mr. Jones’ basement of terror. They poke around, and thus are probably in for a world of hurt…

Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also have an exclusive Los Angeles limited theatrical engagement beginning May 2nd.

Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror.

Diane Neal (“Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Steger (I Am Legend) and David Clennon (John Carpenter’s The Thing) co-star in this startling tale from debut director Karl Mueller (screenwriter of Xavier Gens’ The Divide).

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Hungry? Why Not Feed the Devil a Trailer?

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30

So, the headline has us wondering... Just what would the devil eat? Our best guess is Taco Bell with a White Castle chaser downed with a 2-liter of Faygo. Still, that's of little consequence... we're talking about a new indie flick here!

From director Max Perrier comes your first look at Feed the Devil starring Jared Cohn, Ardis Barrow, Victoria Rose Curtain, Brandon Perrault, Nahka Bertrand, Tyson Houseman, Astrid Auza, Nicholas York, Marco Collin, and Alan Harrington.

Synopsis
A hunt for easy money turns into a deadly search for a missing loved one as outsiders confront the evil forces behind a Native American myth.

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Take a Swing At These Face-Melting New 'Dead Shadows' Clips!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24

This spring, brace yourself for more high octane sci-fi terror and apocalyptic alien & zombie mayhem!

On April 29 Scream Factory will be unleashing Dead Shadows on Blu-ray and DVD, and we now have two clips teasing the Lovecraftian terror! Wing into a pair of face-melting clips below!

Produced and directed by French Filmmaker David Cholewa, Dead Shaows, starring Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Marmigère, John Fallon and Rurik Sallé, “tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the Halley’s comet could be seen from earth.

Tonight, a new comet is going to appear and everyone in his building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around.

As the night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world.

In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants – but will they make it out alive?

Special Features: Making-Of Special Effects Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Interview With Director David Cholewa, Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer

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New 'Deliver Us From Evil' International Trailer Unlocks Primary Evil!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:17

From The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson comes a second international trailer for Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris.

The new trailer is seriously awesome, and carries some crazy footage ranging from demonic entities to an exorcism. I think this looks like an awesome action-horror pic. You?

In Deliver Us From Evil, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems.

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Here Piggy, Piggy! Come to DVD!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:15

What is it about the visage of a dude wearing a pig snout that just screams horror movie psycho? Hopefully the latest slasher flick Piggy will be able to answer that question and much more! Read on for details!

Synopsis
A grieving brother takes justice into his own hands with the help of a new friend in the bloody revenge thriller Piggy, slashing up DVD and VOD May 13 from Inception Media Group.

When John (Neil Maskell; Kill List, Atonement, Basic Instinct 2) is brutally murdered, his shy, mild-mannered brother, Joe (Martin Compston; The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Red Road), finds solace in Piggy (Paul Anderson; The Sweeney, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), one of John’s long-time friends.

Taking the reclusive, grieving brother under his wing, Piggy teaches Joe his gritty, vigilante ways. As their friendship grows, Joe finds himself in an increasingly dangerous, murky world of violence and revenge as the duo embark on a bloody mission to exact justice upon John’s killers.

As his life collapses around him, Joe begins to question his mentor’s ways… Now, could he be the next one on the butcher’s block?

Also starring Josh Herdman (the Harry Potter franchise), Ed Skrein (Ill Manors, The Sweeney, HBO’s "Game of Thrones"), and Louise Dylan (Vampire Killers), Piggy is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35:1) and 5.1 digital surround sound. 

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Watch the Controversial Opening of 'Proxy'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:06

Open debate: does this opening sequence from Zack Parker’s Proxy piss you off? Is it offensive? Is it art? Does it work within the context of the film? You may have to see Proxy when it opens on April 18 to find out. Still, you can see how controversial the IFC Midnight feature is in the following clip, which beats a pregnant woman’s baby dead in the womb.

The film will debut on various VOD platforms April 18. It will also be opening in New York’s IFC Center with a Nationwide rollout to follow.

Read our review here.

Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Halloween‘s Kristina Klebe, and The Sacrament and V/H/S‘ Joe Swanberg all star.

A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

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Youngest Group To Ever Perform At Coachella Is A Metal Band

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:00

Brooklyn, NY’s Unlocking The Truth, the band comprised of three 12 and 13 year olds, has been locked down for two MainStage performances at Coachella, one on Saturday, April 12th and one on Saturday, April 19th. This will make them the youngest group to ever perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Prior to that, the band will be supporting Motorhead at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11th.

The group recently signed to The Cherry Party and will soon be entering the studio to record their debut album. Head below for their performance on FXX’s “Totally Biased”.


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Video Interview - Jared Harris Talks The Quiet Ones

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:00

Hammer's firing on all cylinders when it comes to promotion of their new flick The Quiet Ones, and right now we have a two-part video interview with one of the film's stars - Jared Harris. Check it out!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:
The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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[TV] Meet the Entire "Penny Dreadful" Cast, Including Dr. Frankenstein!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:59

Gearing up for the May 11 premiere, Showtime has released several character posters detailing the roles for the “Penny Dreadful” cast.

The show is said to feature some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Dalton will be playing African explorer “Sir Malcolm,” while Carney has snapped up Dorian Gray. Hartnett will play the role of “Ethan Chandler,” a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Green will play “Vanessa Ives,” a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. Treadaway will be assembled as “Victor Frankenstein.”

Oscar-nominee Logan created and wrote the series with the first two episodes to be helmed by The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona.

In order of photo appearance:

-Sir Malcolm is a hardened African explorer who has paid a heavy price for his exciting career and is on a deeply personal quest.

-Sembene serves as Sir Malcolm’s sentry and confidant, but he will prove capable of so much more.

-More Romantic poet than surgeon, Victor Frankenstein is a gentle soul fascinated with the mysteries of life and death.

-Brona is a poor Irish immigrant who suffers from consumption. Yet she remains lovely, spirited and erotically alive.

-The fabulously wealthy Dorian Gray has a devil-may-care attitude and is almost unnervingly beautiful.

-Ethan is a charming American sharpshooter on the run from a troubling past.

-Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa Ives is a force to be reckoned with.

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'The Raid 2' Prison Fight Takes to the Mud

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:53

Another clip has been released from Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, which is finally expanding into theaters everywhere (this means you can all see it this weekend!).

The new clip shows what you already know, The Raid 2 is jam-packed with insane action sequences, such as the following prison fight sequence.

Check out Ryan Daley’s review and see just how badly you want to check this out.

Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

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Exclusive Preview: Syfy's Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Dread Central - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:30

On Monday, April 14, at 8PM, Syfy will be premiering its newest series, "Metal Hurlant Chronicles". The show is imported from French company WE Productions and follows the sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant, better known in the United States as Heavy Metal.

We got a sneak peek and will let you know what to expect.

The episode Syfy shared with Dread Central is "King's Crown," based on a bloody tournament being held to determine the new king as the previous ruler is nearing death.

The episode is absolutely loaded with awesome fighting action featuring Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins. The athleticism and choreography displayed in the various dueling scenes is easily worth the price of admission here.

Aside from the fighting, which is obviously the centerpiece of the episode, the acting is okay and the digital effects are very good at times, but not always consistent. There are a few spots where the computer-generated images look a bit cheesy, but other times when they are outstanding.

The setting appears to be medieval times at first, but we soon see the presence of droids. We learn that the society was once a technological haven, but a corpulent and malicious king stripped his people of all technology and plunged them back into a new dark ages, keeping the technology for himself. (He did still have a Facebook page, but being the only one with access, it became kind of boring. Okay, that part's not true.)

Overall, the episode was a lot of fun. The action was top-notch, and although the acting might not have been Oscar-worthy, it was good enough to carry the story, which had a nice twist ending. And each new episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" will feature a new cast, new world, and whole new story, making for a completely fresh experience every time. It's definitely worth tuning in to Syfy next Monday to see the premiere episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."

Synopsis
Based on the popular comics anthology Metal Hurlant, each of the 12-episodes in this series take place on a different planet with a different cast, linked together by the presence of an asteroid, which plays a vital role in their lives – and the future of their civilization. The international cast includes James Marsters, Rutger Hauer, Michael Jai White, and Joe Flanigan.

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