[TV] "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Gets "Ugly" for Miniseries

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:21

Director Roland Joffe, best known for The Killing Fields and The Mission, has teamed up with FremantleMedia Intl. to develop miniseries “Ugly,” an eight-part adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” reports Variety.

Joffe has moved the action of Victor Hugo’s novel into the late 17th and early 18th century. “The story begins with the birth of a boy to an aristocratic family. The boy is deformed and his family abandons him by the roadside in a basket, where he is discovered by a troupe of travelling actors. They name him Ugly.

The story follows Ugly into adulthood, exploring the nature of beauty and ugliness, what it means to be human, and notions of morality.

FremantleMedia Intl. will introduce the miniseries to buyers at next month’s TV market MipTV in Cannes.

Joffe hopes to move into production next year.

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Doctor Gash and Ms. Vampy Bring You Some Good Luck Tips for a Bloody St. Patrick's Day

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:15

We had such fun bringing you our Valentine's Day pointers that we, Doctor Gash (Scott Hallam) and Ms. Vampy (Brooke Lewis), have reunited to help you find some of that oh, so elusive good luck on St. Patrick's Day.

First, Ms. Vampy provided us with four can't miss tips on how to get lucky on St. Patty's Day. And in a quest to turn absolutely everything horrific, Gash found a way to relate even the most positive self-help tips to your favorite horror movies.

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Ms. Vampy's Tip #1
CHOOSE IT-Our thoughts create our feelings, so choose and think your luck! Visualize it. Feel it. Law of Attraction it. Tell yourself how lucky you are!

Choose it, indeed. That's great advice. If you see it, you can make it a reality. Such was the case for American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. He was a successful businessman and a stud with the ladies, even the ones he wasn't paying. Sure, all that focusing and visualization may have been one of the factors that contributed to him cracking and becoming a sociopathic murderer, but then again, the seeds for that unfortunate turn were probably planted years before. If anyone knew how to picture it and make it happen, it was Patrick Bateman.

Ms. Vampy's Tip #2
REPEAT THE PAST-Think about some of the luckiest times in your life, and repeat the steps it took you to get there. Lay the foundation. Do your homework. Prepare. Take action!

Again, Ms. Vampy hits it right on the head with another outstanding idea. What better way to create success than to remember what led you to previous successes and proceed thusly? But you have to be sure you are focusing on positive events from the past before you proceed because once you get in that mindset, it's tough to break out of it. Jack Torrance found that out the hard way in The Shining when The Overlook Hotel decided to help Jack reenact the past. Although Jack just wanted to get through the winter and collect his caretaker's money, the hotel was hoping for another round of murder and mayhem, this time by the hand of Mr. Torrance. Grady, Torrance, what's the difference, right? If you can swing an axe, you're a-okay to The Overlook and its ghostly residents.

Ms. Vampy's Tip #3
LUCK BY ASSOCIATION-Surround yourself with lucky people. Surround yourself with successful people. Surround yourself with people who have what you want. Rub these people like you would a rabbit’s foot!!! :)

Success breeds success; this is absolutely true. And who better to show you the way to good luck and good fortune than someone who has managed to find their own way there? Sure, your path to good luck might not be the same as someone else's, but just being with the right people is sometimes a big leg up. Unfortunately, as much as med student Mary Mason tried to surround herself with the best and the brightest in American Mary, things didn't turn out like she was hoping. The surgeons she so looked up to turned out to be a bunch of shits, especially Dr. Grant (although he certainly got his comeuppance), and it wasn't until Mary surrounded herself with a completely different group of people, the body modified, that she was truly elevated to a higher level. I think it was best said by a T-shirt in Walmart…You can't soar with the eagles if you're surrounded by turkeys. Ah, we find wisdom in the strangest places.

Ms. Vampy's Tip #4
WORK FOR IT- Sometimes we create our "luck" with good old-fashioned hard work! Start that business, produce that movie, save your money for a trip to Italy. Luck will come because you made it happen!

Here's a novel idea: work! Unfortunately in our society the idea of hard work to get ahead seems to be becoming an archaic theory, but indeed, there is no better recipe for success than some elbow grease and putting your nose to the grindstone (feel free to insert your own additional clichés here). The examples of this in horror are numerous. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Drayton Sawyer kept his boys in line and with a little blood, sweat and tears turned himself into a chili cookoff champion. In Psycho, Norman Bates single-handedly ran a successful motel. Martin in Human Centipede 2 truly labored over his dream experiment, and Jigsaw from the Saw series certainly put all possible efforts into his work. But here we must recognize Oh Dae-su from Oldboy. He was imprisoned for 15 years but used that time to better himself. He came out as a lethal weapon. But then he was forced to jump through hoops to first figure out who his captor was, why he was imprisoned, and finally why was he released. Oh Dae-su certainly was a man who worked for it. Unfortunately, when he found what he was looking for, it completely broke him, but you know what they say... Be careful what you wish for!

Happy St. Patty's Day, Dreadies! Hey, how did we get through this whole article without one mention of Leprechaun? What the hell?

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Vitals Interview Series Part 1: Charlene Amoia

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:00

Charlene Amoia, who’s now famous for being “the Mother” on the ever-popular TV sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," had only appeared in an episode or two before we caught up with her on the set of the gory new organ-theft thriller, Vitals.

Far from the cushy network TV gig, she spends her days covered in fake bruises and blood, sequestered in a remote independent studio in the San Fernando Valley. In Vitals, Amoia plays Dr. Jane Carson, a woman whose medical degree gets her nowhere after her husband is kidnapped and surgically plundered for his kidneys right before her eyes. Still, the knowledge does come in handy – read on, to find out what she has to say about that.

Dread Central: So, what sort of doctor do you play in this film?

Charlene Amoia: I’m not sure, because only part that that comes into play is when her husband’s kidney gets removed, she is able by looking through the hole in the wall that she is able to talk him through opening it back up and fixing it because there's massive internal bleeding. So, other than that, that's all that's really dealt with.

DC: These themes are so upsetting to a lot of people, but I think there's a lot to play with the urban myth and the horror aspect and the physical parts of it.. what, among those things, made you want to be in Vitals?

CA: The script is really well written and this role specifically is an amazing role for a woman to play. I mean, I just fell in love with it. It's one of those roles that you would do a theatre piece in because it's really juicy and often times we don't get those roles with TV and film so it was a really easy decision for me, it was something that was going to be challenging and require a lot of emotions and colors and fun in the same time. I'm playing a woman who appears to be a victim who turns out to be not so much the victim. And it's just great. It's really juicy.

DC: What's the tone of the film? I mean, is there any levity in it or is it all pretty harrowing?

CA: It's harrowing. Completely. If there is any levity, it would be with Sachin's character who you just interviewed because you know he's a bad guy but there's a callousness that brings humor with his stuff, so depending on how it's edited and all that, that will bring some funny possibly if they decide to go that way.

DC: Well, he mentioned that you guys had been shooting for almost a week now… so what kind of things have you done on set that you maybe were surprised- as you were reading the script maybe you thought "Oh this is going to be easy" but then it wasn't- is there any scene that kind of stands out that you've shot so far?

CA: Because I'm alone in my motel room, there's no other actual other characters once they throw me in there. The whole movie I'm pretty much talking through the hole in the wall to my husband or on the phone, but I'm with myself. So the first three days of shooting were only me, all of my scenes, just my half, so it was the most amount of material I've ever had to prepare in such a short period of time. Monday, I had 20 pages and three huge scenes. One of them was this huge monologue were I'm pouring my heart out. So I guess that was my biggest surprise was getting the schedule and seeing that I'm going first, and it's all of my stuff, and there's no turn around so there's no time to even breathe, you know?

DC: How did you feel in that moment?

CA: Completely overwhelmed and panicked. Even just memorizing it. And the work goes way further than just the memorization. Just even the task of memorizing a whole script and being ready to go for three days, so that was a great challenge. The benefit of it was I didn't have time to over think anything. I just had to know the material and then let my instincts take over and that was a beautiful thing.

DC: It's so good to have that behind you now!

CA: Oh yeah! Now I just have little bits and pieces. So I feel better.

DC: What is the organ of choice that these people are harvesting?

CA: They harvest his kidney, and then are coming to do his heart.

DC: Ouch! Yeah, he's not going to survive that one, I don't think!

CA: Right, exactly!

DC: Does Vitals have a similar feel to Turistas or Hostel or some of those films? Are you a fan of those?

CA: I'm not a fan of scary things. Just, you know they get into my psyche, so I don't really watch them, but someone had referenced Saw because you know…

DC: Right, you wake up in a strange room.

CA: Yeah, you're in a room. And so I watched it to kind of get an idea of the world, but yeah I don't really jump out to go see those movies.

DC: Well let's hope a lot of other people will!

CA: Yeah, yeah, well there's a huge market! Most people love this stuff.

DC: So what kind of scenes have you got coming up today?

CA: Well, today is where they kind of abduct us and throw us into the room and knock us out. Later today I have the second part of the scene where I actually go and kill someone which you don't really see coming and will require a lot of emotion and stuff. But it's not heavy in the dialogue area, so that's a relief.

DC: I watched you getting thrown around a little bit on the monitor there. Do you enjoy that aspect of it?

CA: No, it's my least favorite part of it. I get scared that someone's going to have an accident. There's just a bunch of big guys whaling around and I don't like to be around it. You know? So this is probably my least favorite.

Vitals comes to us from writer/director Marc Morgenstern. Christopher Showerman, Sachin Metha, Tim Russ, and Claudia Wells co-star. In it Showerman stars as an unassuming electrician who wakes up in an abandoned motel room in a tub of ice with his kidney missing. It’s only a matter of time before he finds his wife in the adjacent room waiting to be the next victim to a horrible organ harvesting organization. Now they must use each other’s wits and skills to escape before their captors return and their dark secrets are revealed.

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Did You Know There's A Large FREE 'Silent Hill' Remix/Inspired Music Collection?

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:42

If there’s one thing I know about Bloody-Disgusting readers, it’s that you all are pretty much fans of the Konami survival horror series Silent Hill (which happens to be one of my favorite game franchises ever). And what’s not to love? There’s horrific monsters, nightmarish locations, intelligent story lines, and, one of my favorite aspects, stunning music that terrifies as much as it entrances the player.

What’s great about the Silent Hill community is that it inspires a lot of creativity from the fans. There are great cosplayers, people who create toys, and more. But the purpose of this article is to recognize the people who are inspired to remix or create new music, all to show their love of a small foggy town.

The website SilentHillMemories.net is built around the music of the franchise, paying homage to composers Akira Yamaoka and Daniel Licht. And if you click that link, you’ll be directed to a page that is dedicated to fan remixes and inspired tracks. There are some serious gems there, so I recommend heading on in to get some free music!

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Win a Copy of Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray and Exclusive Pillowcase

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 08:12

The iconic 80s slasher flick Slumber Party Massacre is coming out tomorrow, March 18, for the first time on Blu-ray, and our good friends from Scream Factory are sponsoring yet another awesome contest.

Scream Factory is giving one Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray AND one blood-splattered pillowcase to each contest winner. This time there will be TWO winners!

This is what the Slumber Party Massacre pillowcase looks like. The pillowcase is out of stock at Scream Factory, but you can also search for the item on eBay to see how much it is worth!

Dread Central readers can enter this contest by sending us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

If the link doesn't work for you (because your browser is not set up with your email program), email us directly at contests@dreadcentral.com with the subject line as "Slumber Party Massacre". Don't forget to include your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS.

Please note that this contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

This contest will end on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12 midnight PT. Please note that by entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Scream Factory/Shout! Factory use of your email address.

If you cannot wait, you can buy the Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray directly from Scream Factory's website.

To find out more about Scream Factory and their upcoming releases, visit the official Scream Factory website, "like" Scream Factory on Facebook or follow them on Twitter (@scream_factory)

From the Press Release
This March 2014, loyal fans and horror enthusiasts are invited to join SCREAM FACTORY™ for the ultimate sleepover when Amy Holden Jones’ THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, starring Michele Michaels (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown), Robin Stille (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama), Michael Villela (Wild Orchid) and Andree Honore (Strange Reality), debuts on Blu-ray™ for the first time on March 18, 2014. This highly collectible Blu-ray edition features new high definition transfer and killer bonus content. A must-have for all slasher fans and movie collectors, this definitive Blu-ray release of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.

THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982) helped define the slasher film ethos of the 1980s. Put together by first-time director Amy Holden from a script, titled “Don’t Open the Door," by celebrated author Rita Mae Brown (Rubyfruit Jungle), the film was an immediate hit for Roger Corman's New World Pictures, eventually spawning two sequels and became a staple in mom-and-pop corner video stores of the 1980s.

When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her high school girls’ basketball teammates over for a slumber party, she has no idea the night is going to end with an unexpected guest – an escaped mental patient and his portable power drill – crashing the party in the cult classic, The Slumber Party Massacre.

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Listen To A New Metallica Song!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 08:10

Heavy metal titans Metallica played in Bogota, Columbia last night and premiered a brand new song entitled “The Lords Of Summer”. Clocking in around 8 minutes, fans are already praising it as a return to the sound and songwriting stylings of …And Justice For All.

Below is a amateur video shot from the crowd of the full song, so head on down to check it out!

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See a Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Episode 4.15 - Us; Go Inside Episode 4.14 - The Grove

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 01:01

Have you recovered from tonight's episode of "The Walking Dead" yet? When you have regained your strength from the wallop from tonight's emotional episode, take a look "inside" Ep. 4.14, "The Grove," followed by a sneak peek of Ep. 4.15, "Us."

If you haven't watched tonight's episode yet, consider this your spoiler alert warning. Otherwise, grab your tissues and watch the most talked about scene again below and learn how the episode was made.

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, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, 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.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.15 - "Us" (airs 3/23/14)
Faith becomes a survival tool for some fighting to stay alive.

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[TV] The People of "Salem": Introducing Cotton Mather, Witch Hunter!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 22:25

WGN American released the first “People of Salem” featurette, which introduces us to “Salem’s” local witch hunter, Cotton Mather. Driven by secret obsessions and desire, Cotton Mather is the well-educated local aristocrat who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt.

“Salem” debuts on WGNA April 20.

On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress – and Alden’s onetime love interest; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “The Mentalist”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; and Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis.

In “Salem,” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

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[TV] Next On "The Walking Dead": New Trailer and Sneak for "Us"

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 22:22

AMC has shared a brand new trailer and sneak peak clip for next weekend’s “The Walking Dead.”

In Episode 4.15, “Us,” “Survivors rely on brutality and faith.

Episode 15 is set to air on Sunday night, March 23 at 8pm central time on AMC.

Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.

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R.I.P. Scott Asheton, Drummer Of Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Dies At 64

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 18:12

Sad news has come out as Iggy Pop posted via Facebook that Iggy Pop & The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passed away last night. He was 64 years old. No cause of death has yet been announced.

Iggy posted the following message: “My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Asheton’s have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

Aside from Iggy Pop, Asheton was the only consistent member of The Stooges since their inception in 1967. His brother, The Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, passed away in 2009.

Our thoughts go out to Asheton’s friends, family, and to the fans and members of The Stooges.

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[Random Cool] There's Another Band Comprised Of Terminators. The Machines Are Rising!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 17:49

Remember Compressorhead, the three-piece robot band that covered Motorhead‘s “Ace Of Spades”? Well, looks like they have some competition in the form of Z-Machines, yet another three-piece robot band. But Z-Machines has a little trick up their sleeves (sockets?): UK eclectic composer Squarepusher.

See, Squarepusher (aka Tom Jenkinson) is working with Z-Machine on a 5-track EP titled “Music For Robots”, which comes out April 8th in N. America (pre-order via iTunes). Jenkinson stated, “Part of the appeal of that music has to do with hearing a familiar instrument being ‘played’ in an unfamiliar fashion. For me there has always been something fascinating about the encounter of the unfamiliar with the familiar.

Head on below to hear the track “Sad Robot Goes Funny”, which is a strangely beautiful acid jazz composition.

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Nine Inch Nails And Soundgarden Announce Summer Co-Headline Tour

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:56

Legendary industrial group Nine Inch Nails have announced that they will be embarking on a summer tour that will be co-headlined by grunge rockers Soundgarden. Direct support comes from experimental hip hop group Death Grips. The tour kicks off July 19th in Las Vegas, NV and finishes on August 25th in Los Angeles, CA.

NIN will be touring in support of their 2013 album Hesitation Marks while Soundgarden will be supporting 2012′s King Animal.

Head below for tour dates.

7/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
7/21 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/26 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/29 – Mansfield, MA @ XFinity Center
7/30 – Camden, NJ @ Bank Center
8/1 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/2 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/5 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood
8/7 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/10 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/11 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union
8/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
8/16 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
8/21 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/24 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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The Second Half Of 'Dark Souls II's' Prologue Is About As Creepy As The First

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:19

The second (and final) part of the prologue for the newly released dark fantasy RPG Dark Souls II picks off where the first left off. There are no melting wax people in this one, though it still has its moments. If you’re planning on taking the plunge into this unforgiving series, leave your humanity at home, because this game will tear you up.

I called Dark Souls II a “masterpiece” in my review. It’s “beautiful, horrifying, unforgiving, and is easily one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had during my gaming career.”

Dark Souls II is available now on Xbox 360 and PS3. It arrives on PC on April 25.

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Dir En Grey Release "Red Soil" Clip From Upcoming Live DVD 'Tour13 Ghoul'

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 17:00

Japanese metal group Dir En Grey have released a clip of “Red Soul” from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-Ray Tour13 Ghoul, which comes out April 23rd. The clip shows the band performing behind a large screen as well as a look at singer Kyo’s ghoulish makeup, something he designed himself. The track comes from the band’s 2008 album Uroboros and you can watch it below.

Tour13 Ghoul is a celebration of 15 years of Dir En Grey (since the release of their first album Gauze). It follows the band as they toured their home country of Japan as well as their month-long American tour. The band’s last studio album was 2011′s Dum Spiro Spero.

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Amazing 'Left 4 Dead' Cosplay Needs More Boomer

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:36

We don’t often see Left 4 Dead cosplay, and that’s a shame, because I refuse to die until I see someone tackle the Boomer. Sadly, the cosplay I have for you today doesn’t feature everyone’s favorite bile-loving fat guy — but it’s no less awesome. Instead, we have the Witch and Hunter, both of which have been captured brilliantly thanks to photographer Mike Rollerson, whose Silent Hill work I’ve featured here before. Read on for more.

For more of Mike’s work, check out his Fickr.

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New Only Lovers Left Alive Poster Lounges Around

Dread Central - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:19

The official poster for Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale Only Lovers Left Alive (review) has been let out of the coffin, and we have every toothy pixel of it right here for you to chew on. Check it out!

Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton as Eve, a grungy but erudite vampire who's married to a forlorn vampire musician, Adam, played by Tom Hiddleston. Several-hundred-year-old Adam (of Biblical fame) has been living quite happily ever since being expelled from the Garden of Eden--that is, until the 21st century came along with its excesses and greed and pushed him into a full-flung existential crisis.

He cracks and orders a wooden bullet to kill himself.

Adam and Eve are not about blood-sucking and murder but are refined lovers of literature, science, music, and learning in general. When Eve's estranged sister (Mia Wasikowska) "drinks" Ian, a friend, to death, Eve tells her off, saying that in the 21st century people won't understand such barbarity. It's not like they can just dump the bodies in the Thames with the tuberculosis sufferers like in old times, she says. Now, in the 21st century, they get their blood from the transfusion section of a hospital. Alongside this, John Hurt plays a vampire Christopher Marlowe, who's still bitter that Shakespeare became more famous.

In the film vampires elegantly cover their mouths and have a strange ritual with gloves that goes unexplained, but at heart it's the story of Adam and Eve, who try to rekindle their love despite living in different places, he in Detroit and she in Tangiers. It is as touching as it is odd. The love story between immortal beings also raised philosophical questions for leading man Hiddleston, who said playing Adam was a "fascinating prospect" — a chance to break away from his more conventional superhero roles like Loki in Marvel Studios' Thor films. "The idea of exploring love in the context of immortality — is (it) a blessing because it recurs, and what does that do to your commitments?" he said.

It took Jarmusch seven years to find a backer, and he explains why: "I wanted to make a vampire love story... The reason it took so long was that no one wanted to give us the money. It's getting more and more and more difficult for films that are maybe a little unusual or not predictable or not satisfying the expectations of everybody — which is the beauty of cinema, discovering new films of all forms."

Look for it in theaters on April 11th

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Horror Awaits In This New 'Lethe' Gameplay Trailer

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 15:30

The indie game Lethe recently made its way to Steam Greenlight, and while its debut trailer didn’t really show much of its horror side, this new footage helps to make up for that. It follows a journalist named Robert Dawn who sets out to investigate an incident at a pharmaceutical facility located on an isolated island. See it in action after the jump.

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We're Giving Away A One-Of-A-Kind Xbox One Controller!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 14:08

The amazing folks at Envy Gaming have gifted us with a one-of-a-kind Xbox One controller inspired by Bloody Disgusting (because we will love zombies always and forever) to give away to you, or loyal–and ridiculously attractive–readers. Because I like to keep things nice and simple, getting in on this giveaway is super easy. Read on for details!

Before I share the deets, let’s take a moment to soak up this beautiful thing…

Yeah. I officially can not say I’ve never been attracted to a controller.

This piece of next-gen gaming technology was made beautiful thanks to the work of artist Ryan Wheaton, who likely spent hours slaving away over a hot Wacom tablet creating this work of art. You can (and should) give him some love on Instagram.

Now, as for how to enter in on this giveaway — the rules are simple.


If you fancy a chance of winning this gorgeous controller, you’ll need to do two things. First, I’ll ask you to subscribe to the Bloody Disgusting YouTube channel. Once that’s done, comment on our discussion page telling me what game you plan on playing with it first, should you win the chance to get your sweaty, Titanfall-loving hands on it. Remember: you’ll only be entered for a chance to win if you do both.

Also, you might get bonus points if you head on over to Envy Gaming’s Facebook page and tell them how awesome, talented, and beautiful they are.

That’s it. Simple, right?

Now get to it, I’ll be choosing the winners on Wednesday, March 26th. Be sure to keep an eye on your YouTube inbox from a message from yours truly.

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Head Into A World Of Doom With Two New Triptykon Tracks

bloody disgusting - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 13:00

Doom metal band Triptykon, which is led by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Tom Gabriel Warrior, has released two tracks from their upcoming album Melana Chasmata, which comes out April 15th via Century Media Records. Below, you can enter the band’s pervasively gloomy and dark world of metal by listening to “Breathing” and “Boleskin House”.

Once you’re done listening, make sure to head over to CM Distro to pre-order your copy of the album.

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Set a Trap with These New Photos and 5-Minute Clip from Helix Episode 1.12 - The Reaping

Dread Central - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:30

Just two episodes remain in Season 1 of "Helix," and things are getting really tense up in the Arctic. This batch of stills and a sneak peek of Episode 1.12, "The Reaping," hold a few clues of how things are going to work out for our folks from the CDC.

The 13-episode series stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica."

"Helix" Episode 1.12 - "The Reaping" (airs 3/21/14)
Alan (Campbell), Walker (Zagorsky), Hatake (Sanada), and Daniel (Fairbrother) set a trap for an assassin who has been sent by Ilaria to retrieve both the virus and the cure.

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