We first told you about Chad Michael Ward's upcoming indie flick Strange Blood back in May, and today we've got more info for you to feast your eyeballs on! Read on for the latest!
According to Screen Daily, Bleiberg Entertainment's genre division Compound B will be producing the film, which marks the directorial debut of Ward, a production designer and photographer. Production on Strange Blood is set to begin in November, with Robert Brettenaugh and Alexandra Bard attached to star.
“I cut my teeth on dark and morbid imagery in the early days of my photography, so I couldn’t ask for a more exciting or more appropriate return to horror than with this unapologetic bloodbath of a story,” said Ward.
Pearry Teo will produce, alongside Compound B.
More as we learn it!
When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure-all, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a bloodthirsty madman. With time running out, he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being "cured."
Australians may be a very friendly bunch, but maybe that's to lull us into a false sense of security? Either way, the Outback is a vast area that can be frightening if you don't know where you're going. Case in point...
Below you'll find the first and fairly badass poster art for writer/director Travis Bain's new flick Throwback, starring Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, and Vernon Wells of The Road Warrior and Commando fame.
"From the get-go I knew I wanted an illustrated poster rather than your typical modern ‘floating heads’ Photoshop design,” Bain says of the design by Brazilian artist Juarez Ricci. “Juarez’s work reminds me of the old Drew Struzan and Richard Amsel posters I grew up with, so he was a natural choice to create this artwork.” Like it? You can buy it here.
Throwback recently premiered at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in England, and Australian and North American premieres are expected to be announced over the coming months. Already the film has received strong interest from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which recently invited Bain to submit Throwback for consideration for its 2014 event.
Throwback is expected to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD in 2014.
Throwback follows two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger, and an unhinged ex-cop as they tangle with a Bigfoot-type monster known as a Yowie in the remote jungles of northern Australia.
Last week we premiered Josh Ritter‘s fantastic music video for “The Evil Eye”, which comes from his latest album The Beast Within Its Tracks (order on iTunes). The video, which was directed by Phillip Edward Niemeyer, is a love letter to the classic horror films of the 70′s, especially their uniquely identifiable trailers. A limited-edition silkscreened poster that is stylized like a movie poster was created in conjunction with the video release and Bloody-Disgusting is giving away two of them! Head on below for all the details on how to get your hands on one! But hurry up on entering as this contest only lasts for this weekend!
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Sean Carter's upcoming thriller Home Invasion has just gotten itself quite a fighter in its latest cast acquisition, Chandler Riggs, and given how well Riggs can dispatch walkers, attackers should be no problem at all.
The story focuses on a family imprisoned in their own home by intruders who play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Riggs (pictured) and Ioan Gruffudd ("Ringer," Fantastic Four) will star opposite Bella Thorne and Natalie Martinez in the thriller being made by Voltage Pictures and Zinc Entertainment, a division of Silver Pictures. Riggs joins Thorne in playing the siblings, while Gruffudd will play the father to Martinez's stepmother.
As the mystery comes to a riveting conclusion, “The Crow: Curare” #3 ends with a gripping cat and mouse game between an ex-cop and a child killer. A terrific combination of police procedural and horror, the pulse-pounding suspense is undeniably gripping. With its finale, “The Crow” series continues to say so much about its universal themes of grief and redemption.
WRITTEN BY: James O’ Barr
ART BY: Antoine Dode
PUBLISHER: IDW Publishing
RELEASE: Oct. 23, 2013
Since the ’70s, Detective Joe Salk has become obsessed with solving the murder of an innocent little girl. Even after handing over his badge and gun, Salk continues to prowl the crime-infested streets of Detroit for the elusive child-killer. Salk believes there is a small chance he will find that important clue he missed before. The crow, the spirit guide, has given him a second chance at the investigation and brought him Carrie to assist him. Salk wants make things right for the dead little girl and catch this child-killer before he strikes again.
Writer James O’ Barr drives the hard-edged crime tale with such a fast and suspenseful pace. Always keeping the narrative from Detective Salk’s point-of-view, the readers discover the missing clues as he does. We find out how the child-killer became the way he is at the same time as Salk. As the investigation continues, the child-killer, who was always in the background in previous installments, becomes even more dangerous as we uncover his previous crimes. Though Salk has gotten old and fat over the years, the child-killer has become tougher and harder after remaining uncaught.
Because she has never grown up, Carrie is an echo of her true self, trapped forever in the body of a little girl. Salk talks to Carrie as if she were a real little girl, instead of a ghost. After realizing a fellow police officer kept something hidden over the years, Salk and Carrie end up in the hospital. While Salk is interrogating his suspect, Carrie is wandering the hallways, laughing with the sick and wounded. The sick patients that Carrie is speaking to are the same ones the crow will take to the afterlife.
In his sketchy artwork, Antoine Dode keeps up with the suspenseful pace as Salk jumps into his beat-up car, driving from one location to the next. Given a second chance at life, Salk always has this serious and mean look on his face, as if he’s back to being the cop he was supposed to be. When Carrie describes her childhood, Dode portrays the cartoony imagery from the child’s naïve state of mind. Carrie thinks of a smiling sun and hearts when she describes a mother she barely knew.
My favorite part scene is when Salk enters the child-killer’s house. Dode lets readers inside the mind of a monster. The walls are spray-painted with words that hold significance to the child-killer. The chilling images get even more twisted as Salk discovers what the murderer does to the bones of the dead children.
“The Crow: Curare” #3 ends on a highly satisfactory note. Creator James O’ Barr brings something new to “The Crow” series and hopefully that direction will continue. If you’re a huge fan of police thrillers such as “The Killing,” you’re going to enjoy every bit of “The Crow: Curare” min-series.
Reviewed by – Jorge Solis
What’s better than a samurai combating the forces of evil with a magic sword? This of course is the premise of “Samurai Jack”, a hit animated series that lit up the Cartoon Networks air waves somewhere around a decade ago. When I picked up my issue of “Samurai Jack and the Threads of Time” the euphoric sense of nostalgia coursed through my veins, this mysterious god of war has once again been brought back into my life. This is one of the few times I looked forward to a TV to comic adaptation. Many of these ventures can be hit or miss, and this issue shows that there is some potential for “Samurai Jack” to be a great comic.
WRITTEN BY: Jim Zub
ART BY: Andy Suriano
PUBLISHER: IDW Publishing
RELEASE: October 24, 2013
Long ago, a samurai named Jack, wielding a magic sword, battled an evil demon named Aku who was attempting to seize control of the world. Before Good was able to triumph over Evil, Aku used his time travel magic to throw Jack far into the future where he was supreme leader. Now Jack endeavours to get back to his proper timeline to end the future he currently finds himself in… The first arc of this new ongoing series has Jack looking for Threads of Time, by combining the threads he can make a Rope and be able to return to the past. Of course the closest Thread is a short hike away but book wouldn’t be a proper adaptation without some good ol’ fashion sword play.
One doesn’t have to be familiar with the old series to comprehend what’s going on, making this a good starting point for any would-be fans. Immediately the book takes on the characteristic feel of any episode of Samurai Jack, the task to return to his own time is outlined and that will be the predominant plot of the story but there are always catches and twists that make it a much more difficult task. Jim Zub does an excellent job of bringing the feel of the animated series to the paper. Though this is the first issue, there’s lots of action. Even if one doesn’t know the story, after the first page you’re already up to speed, allowing you to submerse yourself in the tale.
Now, the age in which the show was catered to was that of a younger crowd. At the time I was between the ages of 10 and 11, which was probably on the older side of the age group this show was geared to. I say this because it’s a prevalent draw back to this issue; specifically the other “warriors” Jack is forced to battle because their names are ridiculously silly. I’m interested to see if this will be a common thread throughout the story or if there will be an overall maturity to the plot with small references to the classic show like this.
I could not ask for anything more when it comes to Andy Suriano’s art. An authentic Samurai Jack look that is slightly tailored to reflect the change in medium. The art is on the cartoon side of the spectrum, but this doesn’t diminish it whatsoever. His line work is strong, and the colors are gorgeous.
“Jack” fans have waited a long time for the return of their beloved samurai, and the creative team offers a solid start. At this point, it’s hard to say if the series could sustain itself as an ongoing, but time will tell.
Reveiwed by – GreenBasterd
You want a list? Okay, here’s one that only carries a single item…
Other than the whimpering finale of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” I’ve found nearly every episode of FX’s “American Horror Story” to be deeply satisfying. Even though Jessica Lange is the backbone of the anthology series, there are plenty of other reasons as to why the show is so friggin’ good. But there’s actually a point to this article, and it’s not to gush over each and every “AHS” moment, it’s to point out the single reason why this show rules television – why it’s the supreme series.
When I initially caught the debut episode of the Ryan Murphy-created series, I hated it. In fact, it took me 3-4 episodes to really get into a groove. It wasn’t until the second season was announced that I understood the reason why. With the reveal of “Asylum,” Murphy and FX had cracked the anthology sub genre wide open, turning each season into a new arc, while utilizing the same talent.
And because each season is its own arc, they only have a single season to tell an entire series worth of tales. The result is rapid-fire entertainment, hour-long episodes that are jam-packed with twists, turns and stingers.
Watching last nights episode was a revelation, ending with not one, but three crazy turn of events. The one that was most impressive was when Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) murders Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), mostly because it’s something that normally would end a season.
If you were to break down each episode of “AHS”, you could easily make the case that each episode could be drawn out into an entire season. Look at “Coven” for example: Fiona Goode digging up Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) would be the season one cliffhanger, Zoe Benson (Taissa Farmiga) resurrecting Kyle Spencer (Evan Peters) would end season two, while Goode murdering Montgomery would have ended season three.
In short, each episode of “AHS” is an entire season of an average television series! Instead of milking out one story for several years (“True Blood,” “Dexter,” I’m looking a you), the team behind FX’s “AHS” has found a way to engage our generation, which is littered with short attention spans.
Network and cable execs better pay close attention because, this is the single reason why “AHS” is the supreme television series.
Victor Gischler’s “Kiss Me, Satan!” #2 is dripping with the kind of cultural atmosphere expected from a book set in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. But it isn’t until Gischler, and artist Juan Ferreyra, take readers through the antiquated gates of Lafayette Cemetery that the issue enters the wonderfully ethereal world of lore and legend.
WRITTEN BY: Victor Gischler
ART BY: Juan Ferreyra
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: October 23, 2013
Both writer and artist continue to develop the two parallel storylines introduced last month, only this time Barnabus Black has more than Cassian Steele’s pack of mafia werewolves to worry about. This installment begins in a cheap motel, where our fallen angel continues to protect the witch Verona — as well as her disciples — from the bounty placed on their heads by Steele. Readers will see how far the latter will go to retain control of the dynasty he faces to lose, once word gets out that his unborn son doesn’t possess the mark of the lycanthrope; therefore isn’t his heir. Concurrently, readers will also see the lengths to which his pregnant wife will go to ensure her baby’s safety.
The story at the Steele mansion focuses on the characters rather than senseless, titillating action, which is why it manages to surpass Barnabus’ battle-heavy narrative in terms of gratification. Chalk it up to how compellingly badass Meredith Steele becomes when put in an impossibly difficult position as the mother of an endangered child, but it’s just an undeniably engrossing plot point. Expect another masterfully rendered panel of gore and guts from Ferreyra due to her legitimized wrath.
After an attack the protagonist and the witches flee the motel only to be run off the road by an overzealous pack of ninja corpses driving a monster truck. It sounds almost too good to be true, but the wreckage is evidenced on a fantastically illustrated splash page Ferreyra gifts readers with to salivate over. In terms of plot development, not much is established beyond the extreme ass-kicking aspects of their narrative. But what’s interesting about this storyline is that the group get chased into one of the most historically lore-heavy cemeteries in the heart of the Garden District: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The artist does a great job recreating New Orleans’ typical above-ground stone crypts and mausoleums, while initiating ninja corpse/zombie warfare inside the premises.
Factually speaking, these mausoleums are practically their own miniature crematory. The dead are placed inside with the coffin, and the intense heat of the summer will essentially turn these tombs into ovens, scorching the insides in extremely high temperatures. New bodies would be placed inside with the ash, skeletons, and charred coffins; for that reason, anywhere from 20 to 60 people can be buried in the same resting place. Because of this, Lafayette Cemetery is quite possibly the best place for Gischler and Ferreyra to introduce the book’s new — awesomely envisioned — villain, The Bone Wrangler. His power is being able to control the undead, and this place is full of them.
On the topic of the undead: In the 18th century, there was a lot of zombie folklore/paranoia derived from this place. During this period, medical conditions like comas were not yet understood, so people would be mistaken for dead and buried alive in the mausoleums of New Orleans cemeteries. In the event that they’d awake from slumber, they’d be considered creatures of the night and immediately murdered by the gatekeepers with a stake through the heart. It seems only natural that by the end of this issue, readers will see the rise of The Bone Wrangler’s zombie army taking over Lafayette Cemetery, in his quest to collect the bounty.
Gischler isn’t particularly forthcoming about certain unanswered questions that were raised in both installments, but he appears to be in his element when writing on the themes of a subculture of individuals living outside of normal (human) society. Ferreyra’s work is as consistently good as it’s always been. With assisted colours from Eduardo Ferreyra, the two keep the tone of the issue dark, mysterious, and perfectly suited for Gischler’s world.
Reviewed by – ShadowJayd
After the fantastic reception you guys had to yesterday’s post about Lazerhawk, I figured let’s get another similar artist on here so that you have some awesome musical variety for this weekend. With that, I introduce you to Carpenter Brut, whose music also has a ton of 80′s horror influences but is a bit more “in your face” and aggressive. That being said, it’s still a helluva lot of fun so get on down and enjoy some new music by listening to EP II!
IDW Publishing has plans for yet another “Deadworld” arc, slated for release this December. The Ghastly Award winning zombie classic will be brought back to life by Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen in “Deadworld: Restoration”. The arc follows Donna, the new leader of the zombies on her journey through the American wasteland. Check out the details below.
Official Press Release:
San Diego, CA (October 25, 2013) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce Deadworld the renowned zombie classic will come back to life this December. Gary Reed and Sami Makkonen, the same creative team that brought us Deadworld: War of the Dead, continue where they last left off and push the story into even darker territory with Deadworld: Restoration.
“I’m excited about this series,” said writer Gary Reed, “And the title of the series, Restoration, ties in with a number of different elements within the story. Yes, some things are restored but it’s not going to be what most people think.”
The lepers have been slaughtered, the people who escaped the breeder pits head for the safety of New Washington, and now the zombies are under the control of Donna, the half-human/half-zombie hybrid. With King Zombie dead, Donna is the leader of the zombies…or is she?
Deadworld: War of the Dead was the first Deadworld to be presented in color and won the Ghastly Award as Best Mini-Series of 2012 as well as received the same nominations from the Shel Dorf Awards and the Comic Monsters Awards. Check out the next chapter to the series described by Talking Comics as “frightening, haunting, gloomy, grave and delectably, mystifying.”
Gary Reed is the one of the original writers of the Deadworld series and long time contributor as well as the co-created and writer of the Harvey Award nominee for Best New Series, Baker Street.
Sami Makkonen of Eisner Award nominated series Hatter M fame has won the prestigious Sarjis Award in Finland for Best Illustrator and is the artist for IDW’s recently released Ryse: Son of Damocles digital interactive graphic novel
Odd City Entertainment will be releasing a sweet limited edition Trick ‘r Treat poster to commemorate Legendary Entrainment’s upcoming screening at the Egyptian Theater in L.A. Everyone who attends the screening on October 28th will be gifted with one of these bad boys. If you don’t live in L.A., Odd City is printing 100 regular copies and 85 glow-in-the-dark variants that will go on sale the following day. These will go fast, so I hope you have a quick trigger (mouse) finger.
The screening will also be streamed online at Legendary’s facebook page at 7:30 pm PST. Take a look at the poster below, as designed by James Fosdike.
From the press release:
“I was very honoured to be asked to illustrate a poster for Trick ‘r Treat,” Fosdike said. “It’s a wonderfully clever and surprising Halloween film with such an iconic creepy little guy at it’s center. I loved the interweaving storylines, it reminded me a lot of Creepshow, which I loved as a kid. I wanted to put as much of the story as I could on the page, giving the image a comic-book touch with the background panelling, and adding a special frightening touch to Sam. Turn the lights off and you’ll see…”
The Odd City poster is just one of many ways that fans can experience this special event, even if they are not able to attend the screening in person. Both the showing of the film and the panel, which will be attended by Dougherty, who directed and wrote the movie, along with cast members Dylan Baker,Brian Cox, Quinn Lord, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, and other special guests, will be live-streamed nationally on Legendary’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legendary. The livestream will begin at 7:30 pm PST. Fans can tune in to watch the film and panel, join in on the conversation, and enter to win Blu-ray copies of the film.
With NBC's "Dracula" set to premiere TONIGHT, Part 5 of his origin story, "Dracula Rising," is now live. The Order finally takes decisive action against Vlad Tepes, setting him on the path to revenge we'll see him travel on the show. Check it out along with all the previous installments.
From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit "Downton Abbey" comes "Dracula," a twisted, sophisticated, and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel, proving that some stories never die. The 10-episode series is paired with "Grimm" on Friday nights and will premiere at 10PM on October 25th.
"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (airs 10/25/13)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak has been given a Haunted Peak production name as it books into Pinewood Toronto Studios for a Feb. 2014 start, writes THR.
The gothic horror story, being made by Legendary Pictures, is set to shoot from Feb. 10 to May 14.
“Crimson Peak portrays a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.”
Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon doing a rewrite.
Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are attached to the project.
Del Toro, who also shot Pacific Rim for Legendary Pictures at Pinewood Toronto Studios, is also shooting “The Strain” drama pilot for FX in Toronto.
Get infected and watch the official trailer for IFC Midnight release of Eric England’s twisted horror film Contracted. Written and directed by England, the film stars Najarra Townsend, Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Simon Barrett, Charlie Koontz, and Caroline Williams.
The film opens in limited theaters and VOD outlets (including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, SundanceNow and more) on November 22 via IFC Midnight.
“Contracted tells the terrifying tale of a young girl who has a one-night stand with a stranger and contracts what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease – but it is actually something far worse. As things begin to crumble around her, she is sent on a disturbing and bloodcurdling journey sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.“
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with heavy metal band Noctum to bring you an exclusive first listen to their upcoming album Final Sacrifice, which comes out this Tuesday via Metal Blade Records! And since the album is a fictional horror story, where each song is a chapter in a greater story, we’ve also got guitarist Daniel Johansson and bassist Tobias Rosén comparing each song to a horror movie for you to read below! They take the feel and atmosphere of each track and let you know which horror movie they think best fits the overall aesthetic, which gives these songs an extra creepy feel!
Head on down below for the full experience and be sure to pre-order your copy here!
1. “Conflagration” (Response by David)
Conflagration is the first track, and it is supposed to build up excitement! Thus it feels natural to relate it to John Carpenter’s Halloween. Kinda safe in the beginning but suddenly strikes! It also in some way expresses melancholy that somehow reflects the character of Michael Myers.
2. “Liberty in Death” (Response by Tobias)
The song starts off with a pumping intro and transforms into a rare groove before it hits a straight face punching riff.
The chorus is catchy and the song also includes a melodic stick, “Liberty in Death” possesses a variety of riffs and inspiration.
I would connect this song with the horror movie Night of the Living Dead.
3. ”Resurrected in Evil” (Response by David)
“Resurrected in Evil” is an energy driven track, a resurrection of madness and desperate attempts for revenge. It sort of reflects the evil madness of Freddy Krueger, since he was betrayed and burnt to death. Thus showcasing the reason for his revenge, spread horror and fear.
4. “Deadly Connection” (Response by Tobias)
This is the one instrumental song on Final Sacrifice and a jam song with a lot of playfulness. Every instrument has its party in completing this track.
The strength is that not a single minute feels boring, there’s always something going on. It’s hard to set a horror movie to a song without lyrics but I would probably say Event Horizon.
5. “Void of Emptiness” (Response by David)
“Void of Emptiness” has a smooth feeling, moderate tempo, and an intense guitar solo. Let the smoothness be the plot story of Psycho, and the ending guitar solo is the epic shower scene.
6. “The Revisit” (Response by Tobias)
One of the best tracks of the album in my opinion, there’s just a lot of different riffs and the main riff reminds me of nothing I’ve ever heard before.
Yet again a catchy chorus and all you can think about during the full track is more or less, death. Because of the variety of riffs and the uniqueness of the song, yet filled with death, I would say Hellraiser is the horror movie that most relates to this one.
7. “Burning Will” (Response by David)
“Burning Will” is a groovy song, it’s like the movie The Wickerman, you will have to listen to it a few times to appreciate it. It kind of has some heaviness that was not really achieved on our other songs.
8. “Temple of the Living Dead” (Response by Tobias)
“Temple of the Living Dead” shows the best part of the fast Noctum as well as slower doom side of Noctum. It collides in such a perfect arrangement where your mind might be totally blown away. Because of the two main elements that are pretty far away from each other yet very close I would choose the movie Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
9. “Azoth” (Response by David)
Epic ending for an epic movie: Pet Cemetery. They both include the main components; evilness, blood, excitement and horror. They both have this emotional touch as well, and there by makes it brilliant. Also the ending of “Azoth” feels like complete chaos of resurrection, just like the emotional madness in the case of the Pet Cemetery.
Sounds kind of like a threat, doesn’t it?
The Playlist caught up with director Roland Emmerich who was quite honest when it came to questions surrounding Independence Day 2, so much so that he let it slip that there are “two versions” of the script that have been written.
Asks the site, there’s a version of the script with Will Smith‘s character and a version without? “Yes,” Emmerich confirmed. He also said that the script work by White House Down scribe Jamie Vanderbilt had been completed (on both versions, presumably). Somewhat optimistically, the director remarked that, “It’s looking good [for the version with Smith].“
There are two takeaways from this conversation, which are hinted at the earlier portion of Playlist’s interview in which Emmerich tells them that the film is “a daily battle…The budget, the schedules, the actors…” First, we can assume Smith would get the largest payday, and based on Emmerich’s aforementioned budget jab it we can also assume that there’s a chance they won’t be able to reach an agreement. So, having a script without Smith is incredible smart.
Or, it could be as simple as Smith’s schedule, which has to be pretty heavy even after the release of the atrocious After Earth.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Vincent Price, one of horror’s greatest icons. Not only did he have a wealth of horror movies under his belt, he possessed a charisma, a charming, engaging presence that few actors since have held. He also had one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment history. When he spoke, it was impossible to not listen. And what he could do with just his voice was nothing shy of incredible, his range of emotion seemingly endless.
Price was born in St. Louis, MO in 1911 and began acting in 1938, when he starred in Rowland V. Lee’s Service de Luxe. His first foray into horror came in 1939, when he starred in Lee’s Tower of London, opposite Boris Karloff. He was most popular in the horror genre in the 50′s and 60′s, starring in such films as The Fly, Tingler, House ON Hanted Hill, just to name a few. Price was also widely used in many film adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe, including House Of Usher, The Masque Of Red Death, The Raven, The Pit And The Pendulum, and more. Price’s last film role was in Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. He passed away in 1993 in Los Angeles, CA.
Below are two videos that I feel represent Price. The first is Price reading Poe’s “The Raven”, which I feel shows his love of literature, horror, and the power of his voice. The second is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, which features a monologue and a fantastically creepy laugh from Price, showing how his work touched those even beyond the silver screen.
R.I.P Mr. Price. Your work will live in infamy and your voice still resounds after all these years.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis has partnered with global charity auction site Charitybuzz to auction off Michael Meyers masks from her personal collection! The scream queen has generously donated a replica of the mask from the original 1978 film, one of five in her private collection, with signatures from the surviving original cast members (pictured); John Carpenter, Nancy Loomis, Kyle Richards, and more; making this an incredibly rare item for any memorabilia collector!!
There is also a film-used mask from H2O: Halloween 20 Years Later up for grabs, featuring signatures from Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Josh Hartnett, and more.
Charitybuzz has even more amazing Halloween-themed auctions this Fall season, from star-studded costume parties to TV show walk-ons! Rob Zombie fans can bid to meet him at the Great American Nightmare Music Festival and watch his live show Nov 2. Heidi Klum is auctioning off the chance for a fan see what outrageous costume she’ll wear to her highly anticipated Halloween Party when they meet her in New York City. Even more of Hollywood’s elite will be in attendance at David Arquette’s Halloween bash at his club in “Bootsy Bellows” in LA. Finally, fans of HBO’s “True Blood” are in for a treat when they visit the set and enjoy an extra role during the show’s last season. For more information about these exciting Halloween auctions, click here.
ScreenDaily reports that Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B genre division will introduce AFM buyers next month to Strange Blood.
Photographer and production designer Chad Michael Ward marks his feature directorial debut on the story “about a doctor whose research into a panacea goes out of control.”
Pearry Teo will produce through his Pearry Teo Presents label aimed at discovering emerging genre talent. Rosie Zwaduk and Elissa Eve are also producing while Ehud Bleiberg and Nicholas Donnermeyer serve as executive producers for Compound B.
Production on Strange Blood is set to begin in November on the project starring newcomer Robert Brettenaugh stars alongside Alexandra Bard.
FX continued on its relentless pace this evening with another shock-filled episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”. As always, we’re left with a cliffhanger that should have most of you guys salivating for next week’s episode. If you can’t stand another second of waiting, here’s the promo and now a bunch of images for episode 3.04, “Fearful Pranks Ensue”, which airs Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. EST.
In it, “1961: When an African American teenager is lynched, Marie Laveau, who has no faith in the Civil Rights Movement, takes a ghastly revenge.
Today: Queenie has been horribly violated and terribly injured, and Fiona blames Marie. She won’t send Queenie to a hospital; they’ll take care of her themselves to avoid attracting attention… and the wrath of the Council of Witchcraft. But Fiona does send Marie a bloody message… one that will rattle the decades-long truce between the Salem witches and the Voodoo Queen. Meanwhile, Zoe tends to a traumatized Kyle, but when he runs away, she must find him before he can do any more harm. And Madame LaLaurie is worried, because today is Halloween – the day that fearful pranks ensue if the proper offerings are not made. As Fiona scoffs at her superstitions, an enraged Marie prepares for a terrible payback, and a humbled Madame LaLaurie finds herself indebted to Queenie. Myrtle, Quentin and Pembroke, three representatives from the Council of Witchcraft, come to pay a visit; unaware of Queenie’s condition or the violation of the truce with Marie, they come on far graver business – business that could be bad news for Fiona. Myrtle has had dire suspicions about Fiona for a very, very long time. But both Spalding and Cordelia have secrets that will impact the Council’s investigation. Elsewhere, we learn that Hank, too, has a secret. And as Halloween night falls, a terrifying army is raised, the girls go out to search for a missing friend, and Spalding hosts a ghastly tea party.”
“American Horror Story: Coven” stars Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston and Lily Rabe.