NECA Unleashing the Ultimate Alien Queen

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:42

Hey, Gentle Giant. Yeah, you with the $500 replica of the classic Kenner Alien. You have some really stiff competition coming your way in terms of collectibles from the Alien franchise. Behold what is nothing short of another MUST-HAVE!

In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Alien franchise, NECA has unleashed its most massive and most ambitious Aliens figure ever!

The terrifying Xenomorph Queen is based on her appearance in the 1986 film Aliens. She stands over 15″ tall and is over 30″ long with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular poseable tail. Bring some of the movie’s most thrilling scenes to life in realistic detail because the Queen is completely in scale with their current Alien action figure line. Includes a display stand and two different interchangeable inner mouths.

Look for her in stores in October!

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Funko Adds Alfred Hitchcock to its Wacky Wobbler Line

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:34

It's not often that directors are immortalized in plastic, but Alfred Hitchcock is no ordinary director. Hitch is near and dear to all horror fans' hearts, and he's about to get Wacky!

From the Press Release:
"Good Evening."

Funko Presents...

The Master of Suspense!

The man behind Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, and more has been immortalized as a Wacky Wobbler! Available October 2014.

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Two New Videos Tease AMC's July 4th 'Dead, White and Blue' Walking Dead Marathon

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:02

A pair of new videos featuring "Talking Dead's" Chris Hardwick have arrived to make sure you remember about AMC's "Dead, White and Blue" Marathon, kicking off tomorrow morning (July 4th) at 9:00 am.

In the first video Hardwick and Andrew J. West discuss the character of Gareth, and in the other costume designer Eulyn Womble details the evolution of Rick’s wardrobe.

"Dead, White and Blue" Details:
Celebrate summer with AMC’s “Dead, White and Blue” Weekend from July 4th through July 6th. All weekend long AMC will air a special marathon of its award-winning drama "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among Adults 18-49.

All four seasons of the hit series will air back-to-back beginning Friday, July 4th, at 9:00 am ET/PT and also include a first look at the highly anticipated fifth season. The marathon weekend culminates with a "Talking Dead" Season 5 Preview Special hosted by Chris Hardwick on Sunday, July 6th, at 9:00 pm ET/PT featuring "The Walking Dead" showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actress Aisha Tyler.

The fifth season of "The Walking Dead" premieres this October.







Following the marathon, fans can also check out two new documentaries about "The Walking Dead" produced by Big Machine for AMC Studios, which feature all-new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and producers from the set in Atlanta:

· "Inside The Walking Dead" – Tuesday, July 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
This one-hour documentary will showcase how this remarkable series is made. The executive producers discuss the process of mapping out the show, and viewers will hear from all of the key production departments – from production design and special effects to costumes and makeup – about their role in crafting the world of "The Walking Dead."

· "Inside The Walking Dead: Walker University: – Tuesday, July 15th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
AMC’s second doc will follow the journey from extra to walker. Viewers will learn that there is much more to becoming part of the living dead than just make-up and will get an inside perspective on the choreography, acting, and motivation behind each zombie, including a look at what takes place at "The Walking Dead’s" own Zombie School.

"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and Tom Luse.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.

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Declare Your Independence with this New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #FourthOfApes Teaser

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:47

Things are looking pretty grim for the good ol' US of A in this new teaser for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but we've been down before and managed to come back. Will we do so again, or is a #FourthOfApes in our future?

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).




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See a Pair of Clips from Under the Dome Episode 2.02 - Infestation

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:29

An "Infestation" is rarely a good thing, but maybe once you're located "Under the Dome," it has a different meaning. Check out these two sneak peeks of Episode 2.02 to see if they provide any clues.

"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Dean Norris (Big Jim), and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie). Season 2's newcomers include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Karla Crome, Dwayne Boyd, and Dwight Yoakam.

Related Story: Visit our "Under the Dome" Archive

"Under the Dome" Episode 2.02 - "Infestation" (airs 7/7/14; 10-11 PM)
Barbie risks his life to help Rebecca (Crome) save the Chester’s Mill food supply when she discovers an infestation of butterfly eggs on the town’s crops

For more info visit "Under the Dome" on CBS.com, "like" "Under the Dome" on Facebook, and follow "Under the Dome" on Twitter (@UnderTheDomeCBS).







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Go Behind the Scenes and See the Official Trailer for The Lottery

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:48

Despite being just half the length of the official teaser, the official trailer has arrived for "The Lottery" along with a look behind the scenes with the cast of Lifetime's newest conspiracy thriller series. Check 'em both out here, and look for more soon!

Written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), the series stars Marley Shelton (Planet Terror, "Eleventh Hour"), Michael Graziadei ("American Horror Story"), David Alpay ("The Vampire Diaries"), Athena Karkanis ("Low Winter Sun"), Yul Vazquez ("Magic City"), Shelley Conn ("Terra Nova"), and Martin Donovan (The Haunting in Connecticut, "Homeland").

Can you imagine a world where women have stopped giving birth? Lifetime brings viewers to the year 2025 with the premiere of the provocative new conspiracy thriller "The Lottery" on Sunday, July 20, at 10PM ET/PT.

"The Lottery" is produced by Timothy J. Sexton alongside Rick Eid ("Hostages") and Dawn Olmstead ("Prison Break"). Danny Cannon ("CSI") directed and executive produced the pilot, which is from Grady Girl Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Synopsis:
Set within a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, "The Lottery" reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction as women have mysteriously stopped bearing children. After years of research, Dr. Alison Lennon (Shelton) and her team remarkably create 100 viable embryos. To determine which women will carry the prized embryos to term, a national lottery is held, and a battle over the control of the 100 embryos begins.







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Robert Englund Makes a Horror Movie in First Trailer for The Last Showing

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:38

The upcoming Robert Englund vehicle The Last Showing looks to serve as an interesting commentary on today's modern horror audience, backed by a premise that's sure as hell going to get my ass in the seat.

One week after the teaser trailer hit the Net, the full trailer has arrived, which we think you're going to dig!

The Last Showing will make its world premiere at London's Film4 FrightFest on August 22nd and embark on a UK theatrical release on the same date. A UK DVD, Blu-ray and VOD release follows on August 25th.

The Philm Company is behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks entirely on location in the northwest of England.

Phil Hawkins directed.

Cult horror actor Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star.

Synopsis:
When projectionist Stuart Lloyd (Englund) is made redundant by the multiplex cinema he gave his life to, he seeks revenge on a generation that no longer requires his skills. Trapping a young couple inside the cinema during a midnight screening, he sets a deadly plot in motion to make them the unwitting stars of his own chilling horror movie. As they struggle for their lives, the pair are unaware that the CCTV cameras are rolling and that the stage is set for a fatal finale.




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Demonic Kid Gone Wild in First Stills From Supernatural Thriller June

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:33

"Walking Dead" kiddies Kennedy Brice and Addy Miller are among the cast in L. Gustavo Cooper's June, which just wrapped production. We showed you a teaser clip a couple months back, and now we've got our hands on a fresh batch of stills to tide you over until the trailer!

Check 'em out courtesy of Twitch Film!

Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Theodora Greece, and Lance Nichols also star.

Gregor Habsburg (Hellbenders) and Duane A. Sikes produced alongside Raven Banner partners Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew T. Hunt.

For more information "like" June on Facebook.

Synopsis
June is the story about a nine-year-old orphan who has become the vessel of a supernatural being called Aer. June struggles holding Aer back from lashing out when other kids tease and bully her. Aer leaves a trail of damaged and destroyed foster homes in her wake. June quickly bonds with her new adoptive parents, Lily and Dave. But she must discover her true identity to overcome this inner demon in order to save herself and her new family and to find love and acceptance in a chaotic world.

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#SDCC14: Super7 Unveils its Alien Egg Chamber Playset and Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg Exclusives

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:25

For the past several days Super7 has been teasing the exclusives the company will be bringing to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and now, thanks to their Facebook page, we have a look at them right here. Alien fans especially will want to read on!

Super7 will be bringing an Alien Egg Chamber Playset and a Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg to the show.

Alien Egg Chamber Playset Description:
Now you can relive the excitement of the Nostromo crew’s journey into the derelict Alien spaceship! Venture with Kane deep into the mysterious Egg Chamber ReAction Playset and pose your sturdy ReAction Figures on the detailed, egg-covered base. Inspired by the playsets of the 1970’s and packaged in an era-appropriate photo box, the playset provides the perfect backdrop for all of your ReAction adventures. The playset comes complete with classically styled action base made from durable hand-cast resin and corrugated cardboard, full-color Alien Egg Silo backdrop that slides into the base for display. ReAction Figures sold separately. Limit to one per person for the entirety of the show. Limited run of 250/numbered. $100 ea.

Deep Space Alien Mystery Egg Description:
From Deep Space comes a mysterious Alien Egg containing an unknown life form! Only by looking inside the hideously detailed egg can you find out what ReAction Figure lurks inside. Doubling as a blind box, each Alien egg contains an extremely limited, secret ReAction Figure. Hidden in these eggs are new sculpts and colors never before seen in the Alien universe. Once opened, the egg doubles as an action figure stand featuring a foot-peg to pose your ReAction Figure standing in the terrifying open mouth of the Alien Deep Space Egg! In space no one can hear you scream...

Limited to 4 per person. $25 ea.

For more info keep your eyes on the Super7 blog, like Super7 on Facebook, and follow Super7 on Twitter.

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Royal Blood Release New Single “Figure It Out”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:00

UK rock duo Royal Blood have released a new single entitled “Figure It Out”, which comes from their upcoming self-titled debut full length album (out August 25th). You can listen to the track below.

The band has upcoming US dates opening for The Pixies and Arctic Monkeys. Their raw blues-tinged heavy rock style combined with the fact that it’s just a drummer and bassist make them a band that I’m keeping a close eye on. I expect great things from them this year!

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Insidious Chapter 3 Releases Further Down the Line in 2015

Dread Central - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:02

The third chapter in the Insidious film franchise has gotten a new release date. Originally slated for April 3, 2015, Insidious Chapter 3 will now arrive on May 29, 2015. The third film will be directed and written by Leigh Whannell.

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, are producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Entertainment One’s Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

Focus Features, which acquired the rights to release Insidious: Chapter 3 from FilmDistrict, plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015. eOne will distribute the picture in Canada, the UK, and Spain. Sony will distribute the picture in the rest of the world. Principal photography of the movie is scheduled to start next month on July 7th.

The first Insidious told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton confronting the demons that possess the young boy. Insidious: Chapter 2, the terrifying sequel, followed the haunted Lambert family as they sought to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey reprised their roles in the film directed by James Wan, who also directed the first installment.

For more information visit the official Insidious website, "like" the Insidious Facebook page, and follow along on Twitter at @InsidiousMovie.

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May 2015 Set to Take ‘Insidious Chapter 3′ Into the Further!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:59

A release date for one of the hottest horror franchises has been (sort of) established. According to Box Office Mojo, Insidious Chapter 3 is slated for 5/29/2015. Prepare your diapers!

Co-creator Leigh Whannell is set to direct the third Insidious film, but fans probably know him best as “Specs,” one of the paranormal investigators who’s dared to venture into the Further. Yeah, the third installment is going meta.

The third film is bringing back Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier as well as Tucker and Whannell’s character.

There’s no denying James Wan’s impact on the horror genre recently. I’m an unapologetic fan of the franchise, what say you, viewers?!

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Synapse Unveils Prom Night Blu-ray Specs

Dread Central - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:38

It was on July 19th of last year when we told you Synapse Films was busy restoring the slasher classic Prom Night as a means to put it out on Blu-ray high definition, and now today the studio has revealed what's in store for us!

According to Fangoria, Synapse has remastered and restored the Paul Lynch-helmed movie in 2K from the original camera negative, presenting it in 1.78:1 widescreen (1080p hi-def on the Blu-ray), with an all-new 5.1 Surround mix plus the original 2.0 mono sound.

Look for this one in stores and online this September.

In the interim behold Jamie Lee Curtis performing her DANCE OF DISCO FURY™ and wonder how insane it will look in 1080p! SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray
  • “The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of PROM NIGHT” featurette
  • Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast
  • Never-before-seen outtakes from PROM NIGHT (exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • Motion stills gallery (exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • Original theatrical trailer and television spots

    Synopsis
    Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for revenge--a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he'll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. And just as the spotlight falls upon the newly crowned king and queen, the killer will show everyone what his favorite game to play is.

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    WB Drops a Huge Schedule for SDCC14!

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:36

    WBTV is throwing down the gauntlet for SDCC events for 2014. They’ve released their full schedule, which boasts some new horror shows and old favorites:

    It wouldn’t be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTV) at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2014 with 15 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Plus, for the first-time ever, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are joining forces for an epic special Saturday night event on July 26, as previously announced, featuring superheroes, super-villains, screenings and special appearances, including the world premiere of “Gotham.”

    Participating in all the action are Comic-Con favorites and new additions including “The Following’s” Kevin Bacon; “The Vampire Diaries’” Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; “The Flash’s” Grant Gustin; “Constantine’s” Matt Ryan and Harold Perrineau; “The Originals’” Joseph Morgan; “Children’s Hospital’s” Rob Corddry; “Mike Tyson Mysteries’” Mike Tyson; and cast members from “Gotham” — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Greg Plageman (“Person of Interest”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Jason Rothenberg (“The 100:), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“iZombie,” “Veronica Mars”), Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

    Comic-Con essentials “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Children’s Hospital,” “The Following,” “The 100,” “The Originals,” “Person of Interest,” “Supernatural,” “Teen Titans Go!” and “The Vampire Diaries” are all back in San Diego along with world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series “The Flash,” “Constantine” and “iZombie” on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!” The Studio’s 2,400-square-foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor

    For more information about WBTV activities at San Diego Comic-Con, follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit TheWB.com.

    SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
    6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZombie. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20

    The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero drama based upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

    Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

    iZombie: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZombie is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.

    Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

    WBTV/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE
    PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

    THURSDAY, JULY 24
    6:00–7:00 p.m. — Children’s Hospital (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Room 25ABC

    FRIDAY, JULY 25
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (Mondays 8/7c CBS, season premiere September 22; Thursdays 8/7c CBS beginning October 30): Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — iZOMBIE (Midseason on The CW): iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF

    2:30–3:15 p.m. — Mike Tyson Mysteries (Premiering this fall, Adult Swim): In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Indigo Ballroom

    3:15–4:15 p.m. — The 100 (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW, season premiere October 22): After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Room 6BCF

    4:15–5:15 p.m. — The Originals (Mondays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 6): Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

    5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 8): Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

    SATURDAY, JULY 26
    4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

    5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (Fridays 10/9c NBC, series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

    6:15–7:00 p.m. — Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS, season premiere September 23): The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Room 6BCF

    8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers: For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night. Hall H

    SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW, Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

    11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (Midseason on FOX): Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H

    11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network): Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Room 6BCF

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Are Now Going To Be Your Nighttime Lullaby

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:00

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has announced that they will be releasing an album of lullaby versions of songs by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, which will feature 13 tracks. Songs on the album include “Red Right Hand” (which has appeared in every Scream film), “Where The Wild Roses Grow”, and many more. Below is their cover of “Into My Arms”.

    Pre-order the album via iTunes.

    Track list:
    1. O Children
    2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
    3. Into My Arms
    4. We No Who U R
    5. Red Right Hand
    6. Push the Sky Away
    7. The Ship Song
    8. Where the Wild Roses Grow
    9. Straight To You
    10. The Mercy Seat
    11. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
    12. The Weeping Song
    13. Nobody’s Baby Now

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    #SDCC14: Warner Bros. Reveals Full Schedule Including iZombie & Constantine Pilots Plus All Your Favorites

    Dread Central - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:46

    Yesterday we learned WBTV is expanding its 2014 SD Comic-Con events to include Saturday night, and now we have their full schedule, which includes the "iZombie" and "Constantine" pilots plus returning favorites like "TVD," "The Originals," "Supernatural," and "The Following."

    The press release you'll find below includes a few non-horror shows, but in our never-ending quest to keep you as up-to-date as humanly possible on the year's SDCC, we're including everything on WBTV's agenda.

    From the Press Release:
    It wouldn’t be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTV) at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2014 with 15 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Plus, for the first-time ever, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are joining forces for an epic special Saturday night event (more here) on July 26, as previously announced, featuring superheroes, super-villains, screenings and special appearances, including the world premiere of "Gotham."

    Participating in all the action are Comic-Con favorites and new additions including "The Following’s" Kevin Bacon; "The Vampire Diaries’" Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; "Supernatural’s" Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; "The Flash’s" Grant Gustin; "Constantine’s" Matt Ryan and Harold Perrineau; "The Originals’" Joseph Morgan; "Childrens Hospital’s" Rob Corddry; "Mike Tyson Mysteries’" Mike Tyson; and cast members from "Gotham" — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Greg Plageman ("Person of Interest"), Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals"), Jason Rothenberg ("The 100:), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright ("iZombie," "Veronica Mars"), Kevin Williamson ("The Following," "The Vampire Diaries") and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

    Comic-Con essentials "Arrow," "The Big Bang Theory," "Childrens Hospital," "The Following," "The 100," "The Originals," "Person of Interest," "Supernatural," "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Vampire Diaries" are all back in San Diego along with world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series "The Flash," "Constantine" and "iZombie" on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of "Teen Titans Go!" The Studio’s 2,400-square-foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor

    For more information about WBTV activities at San Diego Comic-Con, follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit TheWB.com.

    SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
    6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZombie. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20

    The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero drama based upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

    Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

    iZombie: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZombie is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.

    Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

    WBTV/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE
    PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

    THURSDAY, JULY 24
    6:00–7:00 p.m. — Childrens Hospital (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Room 25ABC

    FRIDAY, JULY 25
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (Mondays 8/7c CBS, season premiere September 22; Thursdays 8/7c CBS beginning October 30): Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — iZOMBIE (Midseason on The CW): iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF

    2:30–3:15 p.m. — Mike Tyson Mysteries (Premiering this fall, Adult Swim): In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Indigo Ballroom

    3:15–4:15 p.m. — The 100 (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW, season premiere October 22): After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Room 6BCF

    4:15–5:15 p.m. — The Originals (Mondays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 6): Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

    5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 8): Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

    SATURDAY, JULY 26
    4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

    5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (Fridays 10/9c NBC, series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

    6:15–7:00 p.m. — Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS, season premiere September 23): The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Room 6BCF

    8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers: For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night. Hall H

    SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW, Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

    11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (Midseason on FOX): Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H

    11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network): Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Room 6BCF

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    [Preview] “Enormous” #2

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:49

    “Enormous” #1 only launched today, but man oh man it was a helluva first issue that shows the massive scope of the world Tim Daniel and Medhi Cheggour have been building for years. After talking to Daniel I couldn’t be more excited for people to get their hands on the rest of the issues. He’s a super chill dude who’s just grown tired with all these apocalypse stories. I’m sure you’ve seen the type, all hope is lost and everything is fucked. And I’m sure “Enormous” may appear that way at first glance, but as the story comes together, it’s clear that this is about evolution more than extinction.

    So it’s with great pleasure that I share this exclusive preview of issue two.

    Enormous #2 – “It’s the Little Things”
    The major cities of North America are under siege by massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. In their wake lies a path of death and destruction. In Phoenix, AZ, Ellen Grace struggles with the loss of her mother while Joanne Coyle discovers a bright secret in a dark bunker.
    July – $3.99 – 24 pgs. 215 Ink
    Writer: Tim Daniel
    Artist: Mehdi Cheggour
    Letterer: Matthew Meylikhov

     

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    The Mathers Face Off in these Stills from Salem Episode 1.12 - Ashes, Ashes

    Dread Central - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:37

    The father-son relationship of Increase and Cotton Mather on "Salem" is so complex it could be studied for years, and it's about to get even more heated as Cotton defends John Alden in Episode 1.12, "Ashes, Ashes." Here are several new stills that tease the tensions to come!

    "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    The series stars Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, and Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton. Stephen Lang guest stars as Increase Mather.

    "Salem" Episode 1.12 - "Ashes, Ashes" (airs 7/6/14)
    Allegiances are broken and the fate of Salem is tested as Alden's trial begins.







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    The Walking Dead Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

    Dread Central - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:26

    Zombie fans who had sold their last-gen consoles in anticipation of last year’s hardware upgrade were left in the cold when it came to the last-gen only release of Seasons One and Two of The Walking Dead.

    But those who survived the hellish winter of 2013-2014 with a generational upgrade to PS4 or Xbox One are being welcomed indoors as both seasons of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead will be available on their consoles October 14th of this year.

    Amazon has listed the price for both games at $29.99 each, considerably more than their cost during the recent Steam sale. This price boost may indicate an overhaul of the game, but nothing is known for sure.

    Seasons One and Two of The Walking Dead received very good reviews across the board. This may be a must-have for anyone who has trouble deciding between Friday night video games or horror movies.

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    Review: “Robocop Versus The Terminator” HC

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:19

    Killer robots from the future fighting cyborg cops from the not-too-distant future? “Robocop versus The Terminator” HC sounds like a sure-fire summer blockbuster, doesn’t it? Frank Miller and Walter Simonson. Another all-star team I had no idea ever worked together until now. I’ve no doubt this could be gigantic action fest like in The Expendables if Hollywood could get this organized. In the meantime, readers are in for a perfect summer treat in this collection from 1992.

    WRITTEN BY: Frank Miller ART BY: Walter Simonson PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics PRICE: $24.99 RELEASE: 2 July 2014 Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady

     

    If you know the names Frank Miller and Walter Simonson at all, you know their indelible marks they’ve made on comics themselves. Both made magical runs of lesser-known Marvel titles Daredevil and Thor in the 1980s. Both helped change how the world sees North American comics forever. How they both ended up making a book like Robocop versus The Terminator blows my mind. I was aware that Miller had written Robocop movie scripts in the past. I had no idea both creators together could make anything, no matter how cheesy it may sound, truly original and entertaining.

    The time-travelling death machines John Connor tried to warn us about got creative with their missions in this story. In order to protect their own history, Terminators are sent back to ensure Alex Murphy, aka Robocop, stays alive long enough to give Skynet awareness. Wowzers. Now I have to read it to see how they pull this off. What a terrific set-up to make these two worlds interconnected.

    Not only does Miller’s storyline make sense and fit into both series, it’s the artwork by Simonson that truly brings it all to glorious artificial life. His art with Letter John Workman’s sound effects just make the entire story a real fun page-turner. Simonson’s paneling and detail always are eye-catching. Seeing him create something new from two storied franchises here is actually amazing to behold. He really knows how make explosions and death-dealing robots exciting again.

    If you are a music fan, discovering a book like Robocop versus The Terminator HC would be like finding out two of your favorite bands made a kick-ass record together you never heard about way back when. Add to the mix two more iconic music producers (analogy ongoing) creators in Frank Miller and Walter Simonson. This is what you could call a no-brainer if you’re a fan of even only ONE of these four icons. You literally cannot lose by reading this book. It’s perfect for a summer road trip or any other time you want to see a genuinely amazing epic this season. I honestly had no idea what to expect when I opened this book up. I am so glad I discovered this hidden gem and you will be too.

     

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