Hell Freezes Over As ‘Ghostbusters’ Starts Filming!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:58

Hell freezes over and pigs will fly when Paul Feig calls “Action” on Ghostbusters tomorrow.

The long-gestured Ghostbusters will be shooting in Boston, which will be used as a stand-in for New York City, this week with plans to shut down the financial district to shoot, “…an epic ghost invasion of Manhattan.”

The all-female Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Feig is directing the film based of a script written by him and Kate Dippold. Ivan Reitman is producing the film.

In yesterday’s report it was revealed that Wiig and McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia.

Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

The busting begins on July 22, 2016.

Bust out the slime!

And … action! #slimetimestartstomorrow pic.twitter.com/FBKCAP5zMs

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 17, 2015

Categories: Horror News

Iron Maiden Announces New Album ‘The Book Of Souls’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:39

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they will be releasing a new studio album titled The Book Of Souls on September 4th. The album will feature 11 tracks and over 92 minutes of music, making it the first studio double album the band has released. It is also the first studio album since 2010’s The Final Frontier.

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson passionately states:

We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the Brave New World album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double its going to be!

Bassist Steve Harris adds:

We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously. A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of The Book Of Souls, we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!

Head below for the track list and the album cover art.

Track list:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27

Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

Categories: Horror News

‘Bound to Vengeance’ Art Believes In An Eye For An Eye

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:57

Check out this new international art for J.M Cravioto’s Sundance Film Festival hit Bound to Vengeance (read our review), which centers on a woman who is kidnapped and decides to strike back at her captor.

The film was retitled from Reversal for its VOD and limited release on June 26.

Starring Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson and Bianca Malinowski, check out the trailer and a bunch of stills here.

“Bound to Vengeance is a gritty revenge thriller about a young woman, Eve (Tina Ivlev), who fights back and manages to escape a malicious abductor. However, after discovering she may not be the only victim, Eve unravels a darker truth and decides to turn the tables on her captor.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the art.

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Ron Perlman Wants ‘Hellboy 3′ But Doesn’t Want It Crowdfunded

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:00

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Ron Perlman spoke again about his desire to see a Hellboy 3 made, preferably before he’ll “…perform it out of a wheelchair.

Perhaps the best part about the interview, which you can watch below, is that Perlman is rather adamant that he does not want Hellboy 3 to be a crowdfunded film, saying that the fans are responsible for buying a movie ticket and perhaps some concessions. The film itself should be left to the professionals, he comments.

Now, it should be noted that a film like Hellboy 3 would require a helluva lot of money to make. A Kickstarter or Indiegogo that aims to raise a couple of million wouldn’t even begin to cut it. For it to be done properly, tens of millions would need to be raised to make sure that the film could use practical FX, film in the proper locations, and have the right look and team behind it.

The story of Hellboy 3 isn’t known but it the intention apparently was always to make the films a trilogy. The first two films were directed by Guillermo del Toro, whose new film Crimson Peak comes out OCtober 16th.

In a 2012 interview with EW, Perlman stated:

The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.

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Terminator Wax Statue Comes to Life As Arnold Schwarzenegger!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:17

To promote his charity, After-School All-Stars, as well as the upcoming Terminator Genisys, star Arnold Schwarzenegger put on his T-800 makeup one more time.

In the below video, unsuspecting Terminator fans come face-to-face with Arnold when a T-800 wax statue comes to life right before their very eyes. While this is a solid prank, it’s also a wet dream for many Terminator fans like myself. Can you imagine having this done to you? These people are so damn lucky…

Before the Wax Museum bit, Arnold strolls down Hollywood Blvd. surprising tourists – some of which don’t believe it’s really him.

The charity is tied to a promotional event, which you can enter by clicking here.

What You’ll Do
Go with him if you want to live… the most incredible night of your life! Arnold Schwarzenegger is back with a new, limited-time experience and you and a friend are invited as his special guests. Sidekicks, maybe? Not only will you take unlimited selfies with Arnold on the red carpet, but you’ll also be one of the first people to see the movie. Did we mention that after the movie, you’ll get to sip Schnapps with the Terminator himself at the official after-party? Hasta la vista, baby!

Who You’ll Help
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. ASAS’ vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities. ASAS serves 87,377 low-income, at-risk youth at 367 Title I schools in 15 major cities across the country — from New York to Hawaii.

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Sleep Therapy “Suns” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:00

We’ve teamed up with Atlanta, GA shoegaze band Sleep Therapy to bring you the exclusive song premiere for “Suns”, which comes from their upcoming 4-track EP Creatures.

The track is an ambient wall of beautiful noise, thick with reverb and delay. It’s incredibly dreamy, reminding me of Julee Cruise and her music for “Twin Peaks“. The guitars play wonderfully against each other, almost as if they’re having a conversation, complimenting each other on their offerings.

Creatures comes out June 30th. Pre-orders are available via Bandcamp

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“He” Has Arrived On the ‘JeruZalem’ Poster

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:55

The highly anticipated apocalyptic horror film JeruZalem will be having its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal this summer. Epic Pictures, who is handling sales on the film, just released a new piece of art for JeruZalem that introduces us to “him”.

In the film, “Two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them.

JeruZalem is directed by Yoav and Doron Paz and stars Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Tom Graziani, and Danielle Jadelyn.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the poster.

Categories: Horror News

New ‘Nina Forever’ Resurrects An Undead Nina

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:50

Epic Pictures shared new images from Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine’s SXSW Film Festival indie Nina Forever, starring Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Elvin, David Troughton.

Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.

Nina Forever is said to be a “fucked up fairy tale”. Patrick Cooper called it “a morbidly funny horror-romance” in his review.

In ‘Nina Forever’, “Holly wants to save Rob, has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend Nina.

Drawn into a relationship, the first time they’re in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…

However Holly doesn’t freak out and run – she is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…

Thanks to Fabien M. for the stills.

Categories: Horror News

“Scream” Promo Introduces “Likable Characters”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:35

In my review of MTV’s “Scream,” I poke fun at a character who gives a hilarious monologue about movies creating “likable characters” (so the viewer feels emotional when they die) in a series with no likable characters.

MTV has released a new promo that actually shares this moment, although you won’t be able to see what I’m talking about until the “Scream” premiere on June 30th.

In “Scream,” “What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.

The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.

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Will We Ever See a Scary ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Movie?

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:27

While many have tried, I’m personally still waiting to see someone take on the elusive “Bermuda Triangle” and scare me.

Skydance Productions is the latest to develop a film based on the Bermuda Triangle, says THR, the legendary and mysterious Caribbean area where planes and ships inexplicably have gone missing.

Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, who co-wrote 2010’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage, are rewriting a script based on an original screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (2009’s Friday the 13th).

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is the area that stretches between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the years, several ships and planes have disappeared while in the area under mysterious circumstances. Theories centered on paranormal or extraterrestrial causes have long swirled around these strange disappearances.

Previously, it was reported that Ouija screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White are rewriting the script for Universal’s untitled Bermuda Triangle movie.

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Emma Stone Passed On ‘Ghostbusters’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:19

Here’s proof a lot of the Ghostbusters rumors were true.

Emma Stone reveals in an interview with WSJ that she was offered a role in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake, but eventually passed.

“The script was really funny,” she told the site. “It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment—it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”

Stone just came off of The Amazing Spider-Man for the same studio. And while a movie is just a movie to many consumers, it takes a tremendous commitment to be part of a major studio picture, let alone be locked into various sequels.

In other Ghostbusters news, the plot was leaked during a casting session, and Jon Barkan shared all of the details yesterday.

Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Feig is directing the film based of a script written by him and Kate Dippold. Ivan Reitman is producing the film. It is expected to release on July 22, 2016.

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The ‘Best Of Metallica’ Album…As Chosen By BD

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:00

You can say whatever you want about Metallica but they’ve earned their status as the top selling metal band of all time and one of the top selling artists of the Nielsen Soundscan Era. They’ve amassed fans all over the world with over three decades of touring and album releases.

But for non-fans, the band has been around too long for them to know where to start listening to them. Yeah, you can say start with Kill Em All and work your way forward but today’s production sounds too tight and too focused for non-fans to appreciate that raw, unpolished style. Besides, you cant’ throw someone into the fray and expect them to keep their head afloat.

So it got me thinking about “Greatest Hits” albums, which are meant to give non-fans a chance to dive into the world of a specific band. But oftentimes those albums are simply their big radio hits and nothing more. They don’t show off the band’s other work, which should be equally appreciated.

What I’ve done is taken two tracks from each major Metallica album to compile what I believe to be a solid Best Of Metallica release. Now, I’m not saying that every song on here is the best offering from the album. Instead, what I put together is what I believe to be the best representation of the diversity of this amazing band. It goes from the blisteringly fast shredders to the slow acoustic ballads and incorporates everything in between.

So, without further ado, jump ahead for the Best Of Metallica that I’d put together!

1. Seek & Destroy (Kill Em All)
2. The Four Horsemen (Kill Em All)
3. Fade To Black (Ride The Lightning)
4. The Call Of Ktulu (Ride The Lightning)
5. Battery (Master Of Puppets)
6. The Thing That Should Not Be (Master Of Puppets)
7. Eye Of The Beholder (…And Justice For All)
8. Harvester Of Sorrow (…And Justice For All)
9. Sad But True (Metallica)
10. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
11. Until It Sleeps (Load)
12. Mama Said (Load)
13. The Memory Remains (Reload)
14. Where The Wild Things Are (Reload)
15. No Leaf Clover (S&M)
16. Wherever I May Roam (S&M)
17. Some Kind Of Monster (St. Anger)
18. Shoot Me Again (St. Anger)
19. All Nightmare Long (Death Magnetic)
20. The Unforgiven III (Death Magnetic)
21. Breadfan (Bonus Track)

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[E3 2015] ‘The Walking Dead’ VR Experience is Separate from Overkill’s Game

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:00

We’ve known for some time that Starbreeze and Overkill have been collaborating on a game that’s set in The Walking Dead universe. What you might not know is Starbreeze has been showing off a demo for something called Overkill’s The Walking Dead – The VR Experience at E3 this week, and if you weren’t aware of this until a few seconds ago, you might read that and assume the two are one and the same. That assumption, it seems, would be incorrect.

The VR experience looks like a promotion for Overkill’s game. It isn’t. Sort of.

“These two things are two completely separate things,” explained Starbreeze global brand director Almir Listo when Polygon sought clarification. “You have Overkill’s The Walking Dead for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, which is one game. Then you have this demo that is made for E3 that is its own game. These are two different entities. They will, however, share the same universe and the same storyline. However, one thing you’ll experience in one of them, and you might not be able to experience it in the other one.”

The reason for Listo’s non-answer is while the VR Experience isn’t officially its own thing right now, that could change depending on the response they get from E3 attendees.

If the feedback is glowing, we may get to add another Walking Dead game to a list that already includes Overkill’s game, a third season of Telltale’s series, as well as the Michonne-centric miniseries they announced earlier this week.

Categories: Horror News

‘Allison Road’ Has Earned That Comparison to ‘P.T.’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:33

When Allison Road was revealed last month, its unveiling came only a scant few weeks after Konami’s scorched earth campaign against Silent Hills and its terrifying P.T. demo. Its similarly photorealistic visuals and the timing of its debut made it that much easier to draw comparisons between it and what might have been our last chance at seeing Silent Hill regain some of the relevance it’s lost since The Room released in 2005.

I thought Allison Road looked like the unofficial spiritual successor to P.T. because that’s what we wanted it to be, but this pre-alpha footage has made it official. This isn’t what we would’ve gotten from Kojima and del Toro, and that makes it exciting. This game cannot come soon enough.

Categories: Horror News

R.I.P. Rick Ducommun Passes Away At Age 58

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:31

Sad news as director Joe Dante tweeted that actor Rick Ducommun has passed away at age 58. No official cause of death has been released. Ducommun was known to horror fans for his roles in Ghost In The Machine, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Cindy’s Dad in Scary Movie, and Art Weingartner in The ‘Burbs.

We send our condolences to his family.

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[Comic Review] “The Surface” #3 Brilliantly Shatters All Perception

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:58

Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman // @taylorcheckers

The Surface #3 continues a challenging and refreshing sci-fi adventure into the meld between subconscious thought and perceived reality, and again, Ales Kot (Zero, Material, Change) questions the nature of reality. The background is more than the basic science fiction futuristic world that three young people try to escape Matrix style. What form does a consciousness take? How do we perceive it in ourselves and as readers? This is a stand-out series that constantly evolves and the theories of space and safety metamorphose from expansive internal webbings to constraining overarching flying buttresses controlled by a greed ridden few. There’s a perpetual rhythm to this comic pairs well with a lack of sleep; it’s as much a damnation on our limited grasp of our mental temporal being as a satire of our decaying/replenishing physical state. Kot and the rest of this excellent team want us to think about underneath our feet: what is the secret to the surface? Can you remember?

Story by: Ales Kot

Art by: Langdon Foss

Colors by: Jordie Bellaire

Publisher: Image Comics

Price: $3.50

Release Date: 6/17/15

 

Have you read House of Leaves? Arguably, it’s a satire of academia that leads to nowhere, but that’s an unsatisfying ending to a fiction that we so desperately want to explain our meaning of existence. Kot has clicked into a Jacques Derrida spiral of the main issues of translation, the near impossible, but not inconceivable task of relating multiple layers of meaning of senses through a text that is inherently one of the most brain-stimulating mediums. In the metaphysics that The Surface’s garden of Eden outward goal of peace in its discovery, the surface, challenges the idea of presence. See, it’s all morphing together? Is this a just jumbled reading of postmodernism and the semiotics of deconstruction, or are the ties between them like tightropes, never ending and changing in length, crossing and crossing –– the hologram that Kot previously posed as the makeup for the brain in the first issue, thus the prescription of reality falls into the same structure. Why can’t it be both theories simultaneously, just falling through each other on several plains?

The Surface should live on in the grand scheme of literature, subcategory comics in a niche of metafictional experience. This is a book that can end now in final and eternal reflection, torn between deconstructionist and desperate attempt at forming the structural. Every character is tied in this idea of the surface, motivated by a basic want to know, experience, and own. What comes with the surface? Where is it? Concerning the where, tangibility that follows direct coordinates is what consumes the seemingly overall patriarch, father and creator of the lifelog system. A master of control who can’t actually control what he wants, mainly his son’s actions.

“Why is this story being told?”

The surface that our surviving main focus Nasia has lost her lovers and is now stuck in a bondage by self-proclaimed leaders, higher-ups, an ouroboros fueled by greed. It’s all beautifully constructed by Langdon Foss that shows her both tied overtly sexual desire and an unwanted tethered torture. The surface is undefinable, but these images are concrete representations of a certain feeling of constant surveillance. Though Nasia was one to abandon her lifelog and escape to Tanzania to essentially disconnect from the grid, the opening spread to this issue is a jarring reminder that privacy doesn’t exist in this world.

“When you look under the surface of things, what do you see?”

It’s a search for context in The Surface, an on-going mission that could be finding an immutable truth that there is only more depth. We’re following several beings –– not just characters in a story, but textually alive for all intents and purposes, presences –– on the same mission. The Surface is a work that beautifully unveils depth and evokes a sense of familiarity and dread of constantly confronted with how to examine the self in relation to an Other with an unwavering necessity for dramatic irony.

It’s a headache of “how imagination comes into being.” What is accepted as magic defies the necessity for belief in scientific infallibility.

There’s complex and wonderfully crafted story-telling, but as the omnipresent whispers of an author who isn’t exposed. Could it be in the creators: Kot’s questioning? Clayton Clowes connecting messages in the similarities between lettering and text bubbles? Jordie Bellaire’s carefully exposing the true colors of obsession and grief juxtaposed to that of freedom? What has Tom Muller designed, a matrix?

There will never be exact coordinates. The series will end, but the ideas and questioning this team has created will live on. For now, let’s bask in this issue. I doubt any two people will have the same reading, which is a sign of a damn good book. Reading The Surface is a reminder that interpretation is key to our existence and important to gather perspectives. Here, so much is laid out and layered, and there’s the explicit invitation to keep learning.

Taylor’s a Valkyrie at Black Cat Comics in SLC, UT. Follow her on twitter @taylorcheckers for cute chinchilla pictures and more about comics.

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[5/5 Advance Review] “Young Terrorists” #1 Is A Call To Action

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:38

Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman // @taylorcheckers

The upcoming Young Terrorists from Black Mask Studios is a call to action, a creation of pure passion, and a damn terrifying look into a seedy world that can’t be ignored. Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Threat, Occupy Comics) and Amancay Nahuelpan (Boy-1, Robocop) construct an intricate universe just a half-step away from our own where greed and paranoia rule through techniques of pure tortures. Mixing the shady politics of House Of Cards and the unyielding revenge-fueled spirit behind The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Young Terrorists is a stand out political thrill ride that focuses on the darkest corners of corruption.

 

Story by: Matt Pizzolo

Art by: Amancay Nahuelpan

Publisher: Black Mask Studios

Cover Price: $6.99

Release Date: 8/5/15

Young Terrorists is a rightly provocative title, but don’t dismay, this isn’t about an ISIS recruitment camp or a Holy Terror sequel. It’s about a different type of terrorism, one that infects through systematic abuses of power supported by a culture of fear-mongering and misinformation. Sera is a brilliant young woman, but as the daughter of an assassinated globalist kingpin, she’s thrown into a remote internment camp where she’s constantly been tortured for the sins and secrets of her father. Over the years, she’s been forced to literally fight for her life against other prisoners, but now it’s time for the tables to turn. She and a few others escape that hell and dedicate their lives to fighting the oppressions brought on by mega-corporations and helping those most disenfranchised by the dehumanizing systems in place.

Through this task of getting off the government-watch grid, we meet more of those beaten up by those unrightfully in charge and learn about their horror stories. Meanwhile, Infocide’s Christopher Johanssen, think Bill O’Reilly and his chalkboard taken to a new extreme, attempts to piece together the far reaching and tight grasp of control, but from the opposite perspective. Despite their different motivations, each storyline is a path to finding the truth behind the power. It’s a mystery about surveillance as much as an action thriller about survival. Moreover, it’s an intelligent exploration of several intersections of oppressions and objectification through some extra clever plot points mainly involving the unique power of the internet.

Black Mask Studios has never been shy about putting politics at the forefront of their comics and nor should they ever hold back. Just like other titles from them like Critical Hit and Liberator In the forward, Pizzolo shares his very intense experiences with Washington lobbyists revolving their attempt to disrupt distribution of the documentary Your Mommy Kills Animals, which gives a fascinating look into the strange events that inspired making this comic a reality. While the two subjects of activism aren’t the same, the point is clear that the label of a “young terrorist” is reserved for the ones who want the truth of a power structure exposed and are willing to fight for that knowledge.

It’s a richly beautiful and complicated comic made even more impressive by Nahuelpan’s art that captures a gritty anger and ugliness of the world with such sharp lines within outstanding panel composition. At just seven bucks, this first issue is basically a steal for more than 80 pages of serious entertainment. The biggest threat to the insidious chokehold of the objectifying oppressor is self-awareness on the part of the oppressed, so do your part: open your eyes and read this book. If there’s some list you’re put on for buying this, then it’ll probably just prove the government’s afraid of education and comics. Totally worth it.

Taylor’s a Valkyrie at Black Cat Comics in SLC, UT. Follow her on twitter @taylorcheckers for cute chinchilla pictures and more about comics.

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[Comic Review] “Ivar, Timewalker” #6 Is A Must Read… Yet Again

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:33

Reviewed by Brady Steele. Ivar, Timewalker #6 includes three immortal brothers, two versions of the same character from different ends of time who is both the damsel in distress and the villain of the story, a Lurker, spaceships and the end of time itself. All of this plus riveting dialogue like “I will MURDER YOUR FACE!” makes this book a must-read month in and month out.

WRITTEN BY: Fred Van Lente

ART BY: Francis Portela

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 17 June 2015

Writer Fred Van Lente knows how to tell a darn entertaining story no matter what characters are involved. A random look at Van Lente’s previous works involve philosophy, history, gods, geniuses, superheroes, immortal drunks, scumbags, robot fighters, spies, mutants and even zombies. Time travel seems to encapsulate all of this and so much more, doesn’t it? This series manages to make fun and be serious as well as capture exciting storytelling throughout each issue.

The Brothers Anni-Padda: Ivar, Gilad and Aram, have struck out an adventure to save the girl and stop the end of everything. The fact that two of these brothers literally can’t be in the same room before lines like “You don’t look a day over ten thousand–“ and then one brother getting ejected out an airlock can give you just a glimpse of the wackiness and merriment this book consistently provides. Artist Francis Portela and colorist Andrew Dalhouse embrace the sheer insanity situations like immortals and time travel can provide and illustrate the heck out of everything. It’s not groundbreaking but it is still great to look at. Everything and everyone looks distinct and unique which is not always the case in some books.

This issue is like the latest and greatest Mad Max: Fury Road movie in that there is so much amazing craziness that keeps you entertained, you almost forget the titular character is in this story too. And just like said film, that’s not a bad thing. Ivar gets his moments but the menagerie of plotlines, characters, time periods and who is who really keeps your attention. This books demands multiple reads every month because there is so much cleverness and exuberance every time. Get on board and enjoy the ride already!

 

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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‘The Crow’ May Fly To A New Distributor

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:59

According to Variety, Relativity Studios might be selling off domestic distribution rights for both the remake of The Crow and the action/thriller Hunter Killer to STX Entertainment for $150 million. The reason for this possible negotiation is due to the fact that Relativity Studios is in the hole about $350 million to its investors and needs to come up with the money to repay lenders.

If the deal goes through Relativity would still have foreign distribution rights. President Tucker Tooley comments:

We frequently have other studios approach us about partnering on some of our films which we have done several times in the past. STX has recently approached us. Relativity Studios has no interest in selling ‘The Crow’ or ‘Hunter Killer’ outright and no deal has been reached.

Both films are currently in pre-production, although The Crow recently lost its lead Jack Huston, who dropped out citing scheduling difficulties.

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[E3 2015] 20 More Minutes of ‘Resident Evil 0′ HD

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:50

Capcom has spent enough time cleaning up the older Resident Evil games that I’m not entirely sure what kind of plan they have for the series’ future, or at least the part that doesn’t involve remasters. Virtual Reality technology may play a part in it, and then there’s Resident Evil Revelations 2, which was just successful enough that it could lead to more episodic entries in the series.

I’m just happy the publisher finally seems to have a clearer vision for the franchise, even if there’s no real chance that we’ll be privy to the details of that vision this week.

It’s a good thing we still have the Resident Evil 0 HD remaster to look forward to. Here’s some new footage from the game, courtesy of the Biohazard France YouTube channel.

Resident Evil 0 HD releases in early 2016 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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