Austin, TX-based musician Lazerhawk has released what might very well be the most badass electronic album this year with Skull & Shark, a 15 track collection of 70′s and 80′s horror-inspired synth goodness. Mr. Disgusting sent me a link to the bandcamp and all I could think when putting it on was that this is something I have got to own! It reminds me at times of Argento’s films and at other points films like Nightmare On Elm St..
Head on below to stream Skull Shark and for the love of god, pick up a copy!
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 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.
Next week's episode of "American Horror Story: Coven" airs the night before Halloween - will it be full of tricks or treats? From the looks of this preview of Episode 3.04, "Fearful Pranks Ensue," the answer seems to be a lot of both!
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.04 - "Fearful Pranks Ensue" (airs 10/30/13)
Fiona’s (Jessica Lange) choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett). The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.
Directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by Jennifer Salt .
We've been singing the praises of filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus) for quite some time now, and it is AWESOME to see the man and his team getting their due! Read on for the latest details on what's next!
According to Deadline, Flanagan and his partner, Jeff Howard, have sold their original pitch Peekers to Lionsgate. It’s a low-budget horror film that they will adapt from the short story by Bram Stoker Award-winning Irish novelist Kealan Patrick Burke. Last Vegas’ Lawrence Grey will produce through his Grey Matter Productions.
In the script a terrified man walks into a police station to report that the residents on his entire street are missing, insisting the victims were done in by eerie, grinning doppelgangers. When the man disappears from the locked interrogation room, the young female officer who took his statement must venture out into the rapidly vanishing community to find her son and get him to safety as the community is infested by these deadly grinning idiots.
Sounds eerie? Yep! That's our Mike! More soon!
Back in January of this year, AMC launched its "Dead Yourself" app, fully sanctioned by "The Walking Dead." Now, with the show surpassing 20 million Facebook fans, they're kicking off #BiteMe, an upgrade that allows fans to “bite” and “infect” their Facebook friends.
From the Press Release:
AMC’s "The Walking Dead" has surpassed 20 million Facebook fans following the highly anticipated Season 4 premiere. To celebrate the milestone, AMC is thanking fans with the below graphic that warns: “20 Million Are Now Infected.”
Additionally, AMC unveiled the social initiative #BiteMe, an upgrade to the "Dead Yourself" app that allows fans to “bite” and “infect” their Facebook friends, turning them into photo-realistic walkers. Fans simply need take or import a photo of their friend; edit the photo using incredibly realistic zombie eyes, mouths, parts, and props from the actual show (including new parts from Season 4); and then share the new portrait on social media and within the app’s Walker photo gallery. The app also includes a leaderboard for America’s Top Biters and a Heat Map that populates new infections and bites by location.
Click here to visit the iTunes App Store for more details and download info.
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.
November 12-14 on The CW: New Synopses for The Originals, Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, and The Vampire Diaries
New synopses for upcoming episodes of "The Originals," "Supernatural," "The Tomorrow People," and "The Vampire Diaries" have arrived, and you better get out the Kleenex. Lots of heartache seems to be on the menu.
"The Originals" Episode 1.07 - "Bloodletting" (airs 11/12/13, 8-9pm)
A BLAST FROM THE PAST — When someone from Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) past makes a startling revelation, she grows concerned for herself and the baby. Amidst growing tensions between them, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turn to Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane) for help in locating Hayley, who has gone missing.
After making a trip down to the bayou, Klaus has a surprising and dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Davina (Danielle Campbell) makes a surprising connection, and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) makes Rebekah (Claire Holt) an enticing offer that leaves her torn.
Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.06 - "Heaven Can't Wait" (airs 11/12/13, 9-10pm)
CASTIEL GETS A JOB — Castiel (Misha Collins) gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and actually starts to enjoy life as a human. A headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catches his eye so he calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) to help him investigate the case.
Dean knows he needs to keep Sam/Ezekiel (Jared Padaleck) away from Castiel so he tells Sam that he and Kevin (guest star Osric Chau) need to stay and work with Crowley (Mark Sheppard) to decipher the tablet. Crowley agrees to help Sam and Kevin, but in return he wants one phone call to hell.
Rob Spera directed the episode written by Robert Berens.
"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.06 - "Sorry for Your Loss" (airs 11/13/13, 9-10pm)
FAMILY BONDS — When Stephen (Robbie Amell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) head out for a night of fun, they run into a potential new break-out. Stephen and Russell report back to John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List) about the new person, but they want to keep a low profile from Ultra.
Sadly, Russell learns that his dad has passed away, and he is torn about whether or not he should go home. John volunteers to accompany Russell to help keep him out of trouble. Meanwhile, Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) has a shocking secret that could destroy his career.
Madeleine Mantock also stars. Nathan Hope directed the episode written by Jeff Rake and Ray Utarnachitt.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.07 - "Death and the Maiden" (airs 11/14/13, 8-9pm)
THE POWER OF DOPPLEGANGERS — While Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to explain Amara’s (Nina Dobrev) situation to Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) gives Katherine (Nina Dobrev) some deeply disturbing news. Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) shows up at Caroline’s (Candice Accola) dorm room, searching for Katherine.
After a surprising conversation with Amara, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) share a glimmer of hope. Silas (Paul Wesley) fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.
We're just two weeks away from the start of the American Film Market, which means lots of small, blurry sales art is heading our way; and today we have a look at an early poster for the currently in production Backcountry.
Along with Eric Balfour (pictured), the film stars Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, and Nicholas Campbell. It's directed by Adam MacDonald and produced by Thomas Michael.
Look for more soon!
Backcountry is a tense thriller about a young couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex is a seasoned camper while Jenn is... not. After much convincing, she finally agrees to let him take her to one of his favorite spots, the secluded Blackfoot Trail. They push deeper and deeper into the forest, Alex insisting that he remembers the way. However, the farther they go, the less certain he becomes. After three days, their path disappears: They are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back. When they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level. Only one of them makes it back alive.
Deadline reports that Oculus filmmakers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard have sold their original pitch Peekers to Lionsgate.
“A terrified man walks into a police station to report that the residents on his entire street are missing, insisting the victims were done in by eerie, grinning doppelgängers. When the man disappears from the locked interrogation room, the young female police officer who took his statement must venture out into the rapidly vanishing community to find her son and get him to safety as the community is infested by these deadly grinning idiots.”
It’s a micro-budget horror film that they will adapt from the short story by Bram Stoker Award-winning Irish novelist Kealan Patrick Burke.
Last Vegas’ Lawrence Grey will produce through his Grey Matter Productions.
Last night I played a horror game called Bunny Man: Lost Souls. It was… strange, but not necessarily in a bad way. To celebrate that weird little game, as well as our right to wear freaky bunny faces, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Halloween Costumes to give away two Frank the Bunny masks from the amazing thriller, Donnie Darko. This may be the easiest giveaway yet — read on to find out how you can win!
If you’re interested in winning one of these unnerving Frank the Bunny masks, all you need to do is comment on the video below — on YouTube, not on this article — with your Bloody Disgusting username. As for the actual content in your comment, be creative. If you only post your username, you probably won’t win.
I’ll be picking the winners on Friday, so make sure you keep an eye on your inbox for a message from yours truly.
Remember: your comment needs to be on YouTube — you can get there via the above video or by going here. Now make me proud!
We told you about the new documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary way back in August, and now finally the first official teaser one-sheet has escaped from the burial ground. Dig it!
Super fans and filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White have been hard at work on Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, a thoroughly extensive documentary about the making of the film that's set for release sometime later this year.
In the meantime check out the just released trailer, and learn more on the Unearthed & Untold Facebook page!
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King's work. In addition to featuring many cast and crew members never before interviewed about their involvement in the film, this documentary will also take fans on a tour of all the filming locations. With never-before-seen photographs and footage from behind the scenes, original props from the film, media coverage of the 1988 production, and new stories about the Hollywood production being on location in Maine, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an all-encompassing documentary by fans for the fans.
The international trailer for Christopher Landon's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has arrived, and as with all things Paranormal Activity related, we have it for you right here.
The Latino-themed spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones will open in theatres on January 3, 2014, and then we'll see the franchise sequel, Paranormal Activity 5, on October 24, 2014. Even cooler? You can score yourself an early screening. How you ask?
Upload a photo of paranormal activity in your city to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, tagging your city and including #TheMarkedOnes for a chance to see The Marked Ones first!
Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Here Comes the Devil (review) shined like a big bright star at last year's Fantastic Fest, and it is finally headed our way later this year.
Hot on the heels of last week's release of the red band trailer comes the toned down green band trailer, which can be viewed exclusively over on Apple. You'll also find the red band below if you're looking for more blood and boobs!
Magnolia Pictures will release Here Comes the Devil on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters December 13, 2013.
Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro star.
Barreiro and Caro are parents whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare.
The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.
As we inch closer to the release of the remake of Korean classic Oldboy, the goodies are coming in hot and heavy. Up next is a new featurette comprised of clips and interviews that peek inside Josh Brolin's transformation from movie star to vengeful badass. Enjoy!
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley, Oldboy was directed by Spike Lee from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane. It arrives in theatres on Wednesday, November 27th.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucett, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.
From the description of the upcoming Episode 4.03 of "The Walking Dead," ominously titled "Isolation," we already knew the survivors are going to separate for a bit. Now we know who's leaving and who's staying behind.
Thanks to TV Guide, we can share the following photo of the group that leaves the prison in search of supplies to help keep the group alive: Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl (Norman Reedus), and newcomer Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.). Meanwhile, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the others stay behind to deal with their recent losses while trying to preserve what remains.
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.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.03 - "Isolation" (airs 10/27/13)
As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
While we wish this list also included “Coven,” Cable TV Blog has compiled what they believe is the complete list of every horror movie reference in FX’s “American Horror Story” and “American Horror Story: Asylum”, from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
They ask, “Although they tamed their inspirations for Season 2–and upped the alien abductions and ax murders–do they continually pay homage where homage is due, or pilfer from horror classics for new fans who don’t know any better?”
You’ll see homage given to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, among plenty others.
“American Horror Story:Coven” continues tonight on FX. This season surrounds a coven of witches and touches on many classic films such as Wizard of OZ, Harry Potter, Serpent and the Rainbow and many more.
Also, why is this video so funny?
In case the preview we provided earlier today of "The Originals" Episode 1.05, "Sinners and Saints," wasn't enough for you, we're back with a clip from the ep, which makes it clear that Marcel and Klaus have very different outlooks on the dead bayou witches.
"The Originals" Episode 1.05 - "Sinners and Saints" (airs 10/29/13, 8-9pm)
Angered by recent events involving the safety of his unborn baby, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) demands answers from Sophie (Daniella Pineda), believing she was involved. Sophie reveals to Klaus and Rebekah (Claire Holt) a troubling secret from her past.
Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) asks Klaus to accompany him to the bayou after gruesome remains are discovered, while Rebekah, Sophie, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) set off on a mission of their own. Davina (Danielle Campbell) confides in an unexpected ally and reveals shocking information about the witches, ultimately leading to a disturbing revelation.
Daniel Gillies also stars. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre and Julie Plec.
Sexuality and comics are good buddies. Have been for uhm…ever. Not all comics. Obviously. But a lot of them. If you don’t believe me, go look at the breasts of every female character in any given superhero comic. Actually don’t, because that’s weird.
But recently, we’ve been seeing the psychosexual genre trending upward in comics and graphic novels— “psychosexual” being the psychological issues that come with sexuality. For example, although the sexually intimate relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is merely implied, we see Quinn deal with psychosexual breakdowns on the regular.
Now for the real coup. Psychosexual Horror is really starting to find its way into comics. When you add horror to the mix, the psycho part of psychosexual changes a bit. Emotions and sensibilities change. They are emotions and sensibilities you’d have when confronted with horror. So psychosexual horror of a very interesting mix — I’ll just say it, it’s essentially getting turned on by horror.
Over the last five years, there’ve been five psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels released that I highly suggest reading. This is my list of “must read” psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels… so pay attention, you fiends.5. Black Hole by Charles Burns (Fantagraphics/Pantheon)
I’m actually cheating a bit on the timeline here because Black Hole was a series of comics that ran for nearly ten years ending in 2005. But in the last 5 years, Pantheon released a collected edition TPB of the series.
Black Hole centers around a group of Seattle teens who start contracting a new STD (which spreads like crazy because ALL THE SEX!!!). The mysterious STD begins to mutate these kids. Mutations that are very horror worthy. Like… a tail. Unsettling shit, for sure. In this particular example of psychosexual horror, the horror is a direct result of the sexuality. And the psycho comes after. It’s a phenomenal example of the genre as it can be taken literally or metaphorically. It deals with sex and its consequences, being an outsider, fear, and hatred. It’s a horror comic on a deeper level. An emotional level that is married to sexuality and loathing. Essentially, this is the body horror that Cronenberg helped to create throughout his early career.4. The Furry Trap by Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics)
This is a collection of short horror comics that are insanely sexual, in a really crazy, read at your own risk, sort of way. This is skin-crawling horror, and it IS such a horror strictly because of the use of sex in the stories.
For example, one might not think that necrophilia would find its way into a mainstream graphic novel. But it does. And it’s so extreme (as with the rest of the stories in The Furry Trap) that you quite literally have to pick your jaw up off the floor. This type of psychosexual horror is heavy on the “psycho” and “horror”, using “sexual” as a means to an end. Read it though. Seriously. Then you can send me hate mail.3. LUST by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Menton3 (44Flood)
2. Echoes by Joshua Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal (Top Cow)
Lust is the type of psychosexual horror that is just so damn beautiful. It’s…well, it’s the opposite kind than The Furry Trap (and I mean that as no insult at all). I’ve been quoted before as saying this is a big, terrifying, sexual, wonderful, beautiful, hot lusty piece of horror art. It deals with lust (obviously) but also chastity–virtues and vices. But not in an after-school special sort of way, in a horrifying way. It showcases Niles’ signature horror writing. Something no one can deny as being in the top tier of horror comic writing. But almost more importantly, it utilizes the very different strengths of both Templesmith and Menton3 to augment Niles’ horror, ultimately leaving you stunned and frozen with emotion. LUST is the literary fiction, the black tie gallery art of psychosexual horror.
This is the type of comic series that you don’t want to think of as psychosexual horror (RE: my description above “getting turned on by horror”) and I’ll concede that this is not the type of psychosexual horror that will turn you on — hopefully. But it fits the bill in almost every way.
One psychotic to another — father and son — enjoy killing young girls and making dolls of their flesh and remains (like it or not, that’s a form of sexual fetish). The sexuality here comes in hints and innuendos. And yea, it’s creepy as hell. Not the type of sexual fetish that should work for the average person. But it’s there, side by side with a horror infused storyline of murder, mental illness, distrust in others and in yourself.
Echoes is a terrifying read, it will give you ALL THE EMOTIONS. As a good psychosexual horror should.1. 5. TEOTFW by Charles Forsman (Fantagraphics)
TEOTFW utilizes simplicity and dread to overwhelm you with fear. It utilizes dark fetishes to overwhelm you with emotion. It’s a subtle yet very dark psychosexual horror that stays very true to the genre. The type that makes you wonder about your own darkest desires.
There is a lot of murder, a lot of self harm, a lot of sex, a lot of loneliness… and a lot of these four things happen on the same page. It combines to give you an eerie feeling of spaced out sexuality and lost mayhem. This dark psychosexual horror comic is so terrifying in its bold statements yet simplistic art. It will trip you out and make you question a few of your true emotions.
Marvel’s illustrated Picture of Dorian Gray and DC’s Batman: Mad Love. Both of which are way more subtle than the five comics/graphic novels listed above, but are still beautifully fantastic psychosexual horror comics.
Editorial by – Bree Ogden
Tonight we’re playing an unusual indie horror game that’s been designed for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Unfortunately, I don’t own one of those, so I had to play it the classic way. It’s still incredibly creepy, thanks in part to its unique use of sound to really deliver the suspense. Usually I like it when someone coos French nothings into my ear, but after spending some time with this game, I’m no longer into that.
Watch me get chased by a weird kid and his definitely not imaginary demon friend in my playthrough of Maere: When Lights Die.
If you’d rather play the game yourself, you can get it here.
Previously on The 13 Days of Horror…
Day 1: John Carpenter Would Approve Of This Free Halloween Game
Day 2: A Horror Game Where You’re Hunted By Robot Velociraptors
Day 3: A Pizza Delivery Gone Horribly Wrong
Day 4: Bunny Man Is Sexy Paranormal Activity
Day 6: Slender Man Returns In The Nine Pages
Earlier today I happened upon the following illustrations by Andreas Werchmeister and I knew I had to share them with you guys. While I always prefer the more threatening, cinematic versions of these iconic characters, sometimes it’s refreshing to see them disarmed and wide-eyed a bit.
Dubbed Freddy Jr, Leatherface Jr and Jason Jr by the artist, these are definitely worth a look. Make ‘em big!
Bethesda just released a small batch of concept art and screenshots from Shinji Mikami’s upcoming next-gen survival horror game, The Evil Within, which you recently voted your most anticipated horror game of 2014 by a fairly large margin. This isn’t much, but when it comes to this particular game, I’ll take what I can get. It’s not like they haven’t spoiled us already — that 12 minute-long gameplay demo was pretty great.
Enjoy some new images from a definite contender for scariest game of 2014, after the break.
The Evil Within will release across PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2014.