IFC Midnight Acquires Exorcism Tale, ‘Asmodexia’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 20:25

Co-penned by Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival deputy director Mike Hostench comes Asmodexia, the feature debut of Marc Carrete (short films “Mal cuerpo” and “Castidermia”).

The film was acquired today by IFC Midnight for release on VOD later this year.

Asmodexia unspools over five days in the lives of an exorcist and his granddaughter, working in the Barcelona area.

Carrete also co-wrote the screenplay.

Eloy de Palma is an exorcist pastor roaming the darkest corners of the country with his granddaughter Alba. Their mission is to help those possessed by The Evil One, an infection of the soul that is spreading fast, especially among the most vulnerable members of society: children, mental patients, and drug addicts. There is also a mysterious cult following them, making it more difficult to help those in need. Each exorcism is tougher than the one before, and every battle with Evil reveals a piece of young Alba’s forgotten past – an enigma that if unconcealed could change the world as we know it.

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First Footage Surfaces From Rumored ‘Project Beast’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 20:16

That Project Beast rumor from earlier this month just became a wee bit more credible. Though still not official, this leaked gameplay footage shows off 20 glorious seconds of what looks very much like a From Software game. We’ll likely get confirmation on it at E3 in a few weeks, so until then, I suggest you try your best not to get too excited over it. I’ll be doing the same.

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Telltale Confirms ‘The Walking Dead’ for PS4, Xbox One

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 20:04

In news we all saw coming, Telltale has confirmed they’re currently working on bringing the first two seasons of The Walking Dead: The Game, including the bridge episode 400 Days, as well as the first season of The Wolf Among Us to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. No word on price or when we can expect them to arrive, but I assume it’ll be late 2014.

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Remains of Dawn Doe Properly Marked Thanks to Marilyn Wick of Costume World and Road Trip of the Dead Team

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:52

There's a reason one of those skeletons in Dawn of the Dead looked so real. Because it was! Yikes! After more than three decades, the remains of Dawn Doe are finally memorialized properly thanks to Marilyn Wick and the team behind the upcoming film Road Trip of the Dead.

Read on to get the full crazy story of misunderstanding and generosity, and be sure to 'like' Road Trip of the Dead on Facebook and follow Road Trip of the Dead on Twitter (@EvansCityProd).

From the Press Release
Pittsburgh Independent horror documentary film, Road Trip of the Dead, an Evans City Production, has helped raise funds to place a marker on the grave of the unknown skeletal remains used in the 1978 film, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. In doing research for the documentary/reality horror film, the group of independent filmmakers stumbled upon a story of a real skeleton used in the 1978 horror film.

Tom Savini borrowed a skeleton, thinking it to be a prop from the late Larry Wintersteller for the production. After the film was completed, Mr. Wintersteller sold the skeleton to Marilyn Wick of the famous Costume World costume shops and Wick Theatre. Mrs. Wick placed the skeleton in her window at the old location until authorities noticed how real it looked. The skeleton was confiscated in 1982 and an autopsy was performed by the famous Coroner Joshua Perper, who later performed the autopsy of Anna Nicole Smith. After the autopsy the skeleton was determined to be the remains of a 35-year old woman which were approximately 100-years old.

All those in connection to the skeleton were questioned and Mr. Wintersteller stated that he knew the skeleton was real and had purchased the skeleton from an Old Fellows Lodge that used it in ignition ceremonies and events. Both Mr. Savini and Mrs. Wick stated they had no knowledge of the skeleton being a real person. The corner added that the effects that Mr. Savini had added to the skeleton were very impressive and seemed like aged flesh. That is actually what had drawn attention to the skeleton in the first place. In late 1982, an Allegheny County Pennsylvania Court Judge ordered that the skeletal remains were to be buried. David Fryer Funeral Home of Pittsburgh donated services including a funeral, limo and grave plot at Mount Lebanon Cemetery also in Pittsburgh.

The plot remained unmarked for the last 31 years until documentary filmmakers Harmoni and William Sanders, Russel Douglas, Lawrence DeVincentz and Matt Blazi decided to make a documentary/reality hybrid film called Road Trip of the Dead headed by Harmoni and William Sanders. Mrs. Sanders and the group decided that it was the right thing to do to finally give this woman a proper marker. Since the remains are unknown, the group and the cemetery decided to mark the grave “Dawn Doe, Unknown Finally laid to rest March 19th, 1983."

The down payment was made by Mrs. Sanders and group, but $1100 needed to be raised to finish purchasing the marker, preparations and fees over the next year. This was where the story looped back around to the beginning with Mrs. Wick contributing the necessary funds and give Dawn Doe a proper headstone.

Road Trip of the Dead Synopsis
The synopsis of the film couldn’t be truer. A group of friends set out to make a documentary about Pittsburgh Horror Film Locations. The group soon finds out that the horror they love is becoming a reality. The film is currently filming and stars Tom Savini, Gary Streiner and Jim Krut and more Romero stars are being added as they film all across Western Pennsylvania at all the Romero based sites.

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New Green Inferno Trailer Is Environmentally Friendly

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:42

Trailer numero dos has arrived for Eli Roth's next film, The Green Inferno (review), and it carries a positive message... Save the Earth and yourself by leaving the jungle the hell alone!

Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Sky Ferreira star.

From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.

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‘State of Decay: Lifeline’ DLC Released Today

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:38

Craving some steamy human-on-zombie action? Of course you are, and developer Undead Labs knows this. That’s why they’ve released their State of Decay: Lifeline expansion a full month earlier than expected. Because they know what happens when the gamer hordes go too long without a new zombie game to devour. It isn’t pretty.

For the uninitiated, Lifeline is the second expansion for the zombie survival game State of Decay — this time around we get to experience the initial outbreaks that caused the zombie apocalypse from the military’s perspective as they struggle to contain the situation.

If you have the base game and $6.99 in disposable income, you can grab Lifeline now on PC and XBLA. You can also check out its debut trailer below.

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Latest Deliver Us From Evil One-Sheet Puts its Faith in the Cross

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:38

Hot on the heels of the last leaked poster reveal, another new one-sheet has arrived for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil. Check 'em both out here and let us know which you prefer. No really... say something for once, will ya?!?

Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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New Friday the 13th and Scouts vs. Zombies Play the Release Date Shuffle

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:29

Paramount has switched around the releases of two of their upcoming genre films, the newest installment of Friday the 13th and Scouts vs. Zombies. Read on for the details.

Scouts vs. Zombies will open March 13, 2015, the date originally assigned to Friday the 13th, which will now see release 8 months later than scheduled on November 13, 2015.

Sarah Dumont, Halston Sage, Lukas Gage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joseph Morgan, and David Koechner star in Scouts, directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger are producing. The movie follows a group of Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack in their small town.

Director David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) is in talks to helm the new film in the Friday franchise but has yet to confirm.

Stay tuned.

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‘Among the Sleep’ Review: A Child’s Imagination

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:54

“A child shouldn’t have to go through this.”

Wise words from a teddy bear. They’re also spot-on for the situation Among the Sleep’s two year-old protagonist finds himself in, as he’s forced to endure a number of horrors that are both imagined and very real in one of the most original — and refreshing — horror games I’ve played in some time.

Since its unveiling back in early 2012, I’ve been more than a little anxious to get my hands on developer Krillbite Studio’s debut, the toddler-horror indie game Among the Sleep. After the wild success of Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Mark Hadley’s Slender: The Eight Pages, which threw players into unfamiliar environments where they’re unarmed and being chased, an increasing number of developers have adopted similar approaches with their games.

Among the Sleep is a culmination of this trend, as it’s a horror game you experience from the perspective of a two year-old child. When danger approaches, your only option is to flee or quickly seek a hiding spot. You’re entirely defenseless, and it actually makes sense. Not being able to fight back feels more natural in this game than it has in most other horror games with similar play-styles.

For example, while my love for Outlast is no secret, there’s no reason why you can’t grab something to defend yourself. It’s done on purpose to make the game scarier, but it does so with the hope that you’ll be too terrified to notice this glaring issue.

This is also the second crowdfunded horror game to release this month. Sadly, DreadOut didn’t do as good a job at filling that Fatal Frame shaped hole in many of our hearts.

In a small way, that puts added pressure on Krillbite, because while it’s easy for the gaming community — and specifically those who donate to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo — to overlook one sub-par crowdfunded horror game, two in a row may affect the genre’s chances at seeing more success stories like these in the future.

Krillbite does a wonderful job in immediately developing a bond between the child and his mother — a theme that permeates much of the game’s story, as well as the child’s singular goal of doing everything he can to reach her. The same goes for the relationship between the child and his stuffed bear, Teddy, whose role in the story becomes more significant later on in the game.

There’s a lot to love about this game, but my favorite are the environments. Krillbite has a supremely talented team of artists, as I realized pretty early on in the game that one of the strongest driving forces that kept me from ever putting down the controller — yes, PC Master Race, I played it with a controller — was its gorgeous art style.

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child isn’t something we often get to experience in video games. Even an environment as mundane as an average looking home with an interior you’d expect to see in any suburban household is presented in such a unique way. Among the Sleep has no shortage of gorgeous environments to explore, but even the most familiar ones are taken to another level entirely by the wise decision to use exaggerated shapes and vibrant colors.

More than that, playing as a two year-old offers a number of clever ways to traverse those environments. Unfortunately, interacting with this beautiful world can sometimes prove to be a little frustrating.

This is an indie game that started out as student project, so for those reasons, I went in willing to overlook a certain lack of polish. Visually, it’s as close to flawless as I’ve seen from a developer’s first attempt. That aside, this game did raise a quarter of a million dollars, so that forgiveness has a limit. A majority of the problems I encountered stemmed from the occasionally awkward controls and the fact that it sometimes took me multiple attempts to get the kid to do what I needed him to. Responsiveness is a problem, especially when you have a monster closing in on the rubber heels of your footed pajamas.

I also noticed a few audio issues, including background tracks, which would sometimes switch to another track without a transition. The mixing is a little rough, but the soundtrack and quality voice acting more than make up for it.

In terms of what you’ll be doing in Among the Sleep, much of it revolves around walking or crawling — the latter is faster — around fantastical worlds that range from exaggerated realism to surrealism, to full-on nightmarish landscapes. The monsters play a pivotal role in two of the levels, but they’re hardly the focus. You’ll be chased, and it’ll be intense, but most of the time you’ll be exploring and soaking up this amazing world.

The objectives are simpler than I would’ve liked, but a two year-old child shouldn’t be expected to have the problem-solving skills required to solve puzzles you would expect to find in games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. I did however, like how children’s toys, like the one where you put blocks of various shapes in colors through their corresponding holes, were used for puzzles. That tied the fantasy into the reality in a very neat way.

However, it does result in a series of fetch quests, with a few chase levels, a bit of platforming, and the odd puzzle sprinkled on for added flavor (and variety). Among the Sleep may not feed your brain, but it has all the eye candy you could ever want.

Overall, this is a great game. It’s also a brave game, with uncommon characters, a dazzling art style, and a fantastic, emotional story. The only real complaint I can understand being an issue is the game’s running time. I beat it in two hours, and I tend to roam in my games. I was given review code, so I didn’t have to throw down $19.99 for it, but even if I had the experience would have been worth it. Even still, I think $14.99 would be a price tag that better fits the amount of content it offers.

The Final Word: Among the Sleep is a must-play for any fan of the genre, so long as you can overlook its handful of technical annoyances — almost all of which can be easily remedied with a patch — and immerse yourself in this game’s beautifully realized world.

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Detroit to Celebrate RoboCop Day and You Can Join in the Festivities

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:54

On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...

...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.

In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!

From the Press Release
RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule
12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals
12:10 p.m. - RoboCop presentation and statue announcement
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fan photo opportunities with RoboCop
1:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department departure to protect the City of Detroit
7:00 p.m. - RoboCop throws out the first pitch at Comerica Park

About RoboCop Day
To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of RoboCop on June 3, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invite the city of Detroit to honor the iconic crime fighter that helped save the city with RoboCop Day. In conjunction with Imagination Station and the Detroit Police Department, RoboCop Day will kick off with a dedication of the new monument honoring the legendary hero that will soon have a home in the city. Fans can also participate in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, get an exclusive look at the motorcycles and props from the movie, see a mock of the statue, and get free cupcakes courtesy of Just Baked.

Detroit’s police officers have one of the toughest jobs in the U.S., and Fox wants a fun and interactive way to honor them in the heart of the city they protect each day. RoboCop Day aims to celebrate and give people a chance to meet the day-to-day heroes of Detroit and its iconic superhero, RoboCop.

About RoboCop
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. InRoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)–a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The film is written by Joshua Zetumer and Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, and produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures released RoboCop theatrically on February 12, 2014.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 137: Warbeast “Blood Moon”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:30

You readers love werewolves? Let’s have some werewolves! It’s time to bring out Warbeast‘s video for their track “Blood Moon”, which tells the tale of, “..Gnmange’, a tormented Werewolf, and his need to Exist…“. It’s bloody, it’s violent, and it’s all set to some pure, old school thrash metal. It’s Friday, so let the beast out!

“Blood Moon” comes from the band’s 2013 album Destroy, which you can snag on iTunes.

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‘Scouts vs. Zombies’ Shifts Into ‘Friday the 13th’s’ Release

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:22

Paramount Pictures’ now-filming Scouts vs. Zombies has been dated for a retreat on March 13, 2015, sources tell Bloody Disgusting. The film fills in the slot originally filled by Friday the 13th, which moved to November.

The film is being directed by Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones‘ Christopher Landon in Los Angeles.

Tye Sheridan (Dark Places), Logan Miller (Night Moves), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Rounding out the cast is Sarah Dumont (Don Jon) as Denise, David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills) as Scout Leader Rogers, Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show) as Ms. Fielder, Halston Sage (Neighbors) as Kendall, and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Stuck In Love) as Jeff.

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Busy ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Poster

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:14

The “official” one-sheet was just revealed for The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, which seemed to be released in a reaction to this poster leaking. Frankly, I prefer the leaked art as it’s not so busy. The new one is distracting and has a gazillion words on it. It’s also nothing I’d even consider hanging on my wall.

Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems.

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The El Chupugcabra Ready to Take a Bite Out of Your Day

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:09

Filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz (Malevolence) dropped us a line via Facebook to let us know that his latest short, Chupugcabra, is now available for mass consumption! So sit up, roll over, play dead, and start watching!

Jeremy King, Courtney Hans, Dashiell Smith, Spencer Greenwood, and Leola L Perez star in the short, which you can dig on below along with a gag reel.

Paper Street Pictures presents its newest horror-comedy short film: THE EL CHUPUGCABRA, an over the top, self-aware genre pic about a young family adopting a Pug and getting far more than they bargained for.

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‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer Crash Lands Into HELL

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:08

Screaming isn’t going to save you…

Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth returns this fall with The Green Inferno, his cannibal horror that heads deep into the Amazon with Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton.

“The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.“!

The trailer, shared below, really gives you a sense of the film’s set up and horrifying consequences. Just watching the footage is enough to induce a panic attack.

I hope to be one of the first sacrificed on September 5!

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‘Friday the 13′ Re-Remake Slashing to November

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:44

Breaking news this Friday afternoon as fans of Pamela and Jason Voorhees are going to have to wait six months longer than originally thought for Friday the 13th.

Sources tell Bloody Disgusting that the Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes-produced re-remake will now hit theaters on November 13, 2015, a heavy shift from the original March date.

David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) is in talks to retell the Voorhees family story, although he’s yet to be confirmed.

It will not be a found-footage reboot. With that said, what do you guys want to see in the next F13?

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Karnivool Posts Beautiful Acoustic Version Of “We Are”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:40

If you’re not a fan of Australian progressive rock band Karnivool, then I find myself hurting on the inside. Their mix of odd time signatures, intricate and sublime melodies, and phenomenal lyrics and vocals put them, at least in my mind, on the same level as bands like Tool and Porcupine Tree. Each release has also seen them grow and evolve, from the hard rock-heavy Themata to the more progressive minded Sound Awake to their most recent release, the artistic masterpiece Asymmetry.

To get a flavor of their music, the band went into the Australian radio station triple J to perform a mellowed out acoustic version of their current single “We Are”. It’s a wonderful rendition and I loved every second of it. Give it a watch below!

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Disturbing New Borgman Clip Kicks the Bucket

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:17

We're one week away from the theatrical release of Alex van Warmerdam's highly intriguing looking flick Borgman (review), which Drafthouse Films unloads on June 6th. In the meantime, check out a highly disturbing new clip from the film, which takes body disposal to a whole new level!

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Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, and Tom Dewispelaere star.

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.

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[Album Review] Mastodon ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:00

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Mastodon have had a long career that has seen each album bring them more acclaim and popularity. While just a few years ago they were unknown to many metal fans they have since exploded, sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the genre, becoming themselves an act to admire and aspire towards.

And now they have the chance to prove themselves once again as titans of modern metal with their latest album Once More ‘Round The Sun, which follows 2011′s fantastic release The Hunter. But does this release showcase their gargantuan strengths or does it falter, crumbling and collapsing across the land? Find out below!

The album opens with “Tread Lightly”, easing the listener in with twanging, psychedelic 12-string guitars, very much influenced by Oriental or Middle Eastern styles. What was hypnotic quickly turns into a monstrous beast of pure adrenalized rock. Huge and expansive, the song utilizes strong vocal harmonies and and shred-tastic guitar solo to create a perfect opening track, one that outlines precisely what people are going to be in store for.

“The Motherload” moves a bit faster and makes use of crazy guitar effects while maintaining an attitude that will get crowds entirely riled up at concerts. Meanwhile, the title track “Once More ‘Round The Sun” sounds like a mash of Mastodon with Foo Fighters, further solidifying the knowledge that these guys are embracing and flaunting their love of rock.

A personal favorite of mine was “Chimes At Midnight”, which features vicious and badass riffing, becoming a menacingly heavy track. It is followed by “Asleep In The Deep”, a strangely romantic – in a gothic way – track that reminded me of Tod Browning’s Dracula. “Aunt Lisa” opens with a riff that will put a smile on the face of any fan of King Crimson but then takes a sharp, Faith No More-esque turn by having cheerleader chants of “Hey! Ho! Let’s fucking go! Hey! Ho! Let’s get up and rock and roll!

The following two tracks, “Ember City” and “Halloween”, have some truly entertaining usages of panning and auditory space. The former has an opening guitar riff that I immediately fell in love with while the latter gets angry and heavy.

The closer, “Diamond In The Witch House”, opens with an acoustic, hearkening back to the opening of the album. Then it becomes menacingly methodical, plodding almost like some militaristic march. It closes Once More ‘Round The Sun on a dark, morose note.

By the end of the album, I felt like I had listened to something that was carefully and thoughtfully pored over. Each song flows consistently into the next, creating a dynamic musical journey that thrills, terrifies, and excites. In short, Once More ‘Round The Sun is an absolute joy to listen to.

The Final Word: Mastodon has constantly and consistently grown into a new beast with each release and Once More ‘Round The Sun is no exception to that rule. While the band may no longer sound like some massive prehistoric colossal beast thundering and lumbering its way across the landscape, they have instead evolved into a far more deadly and clever creature, one that is conniving and vicious, thirsting for blood. For those of you who fear this change, I assure you that they still have that giant beast nestled deep within their breast, pumping the same blood that you’ve loved from the very beginning.

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Uncircumcised Penis Discovery Leads to the Attack of the Devil

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 15:41

Words alone cannot fully convey the joy writing that headline has brought me. I wish I could squeeze an uncircumcised penis reference into every story. If only for the sheer absurdity of it all. Now, where were we... oh yeah! Attack of the Devil!

Written, directed, and produced by filmmaker Lon Strickland (creator of the International Shit Movie Film Festival), Attack of the Devil bills itself as "quite possibly the greatest piece of web content ever created."

What is it, you ask? Why it's just the greatest giant monster / comedy / musical / horror / sci-fi / socio-religious satire the world has ever known, and you can watch it below RIGHT NOW!

Upon discovering a gigantic uncircumcised penis in the deserts of Iraq, Father Joseph inadvertently awakens a sixty-story high Satan from his ancient slumber. Come to find out the giant penis is for Robo-Jesus, the enormous ancient alien the Vatican is in the process of reconstructing. Yes, Robo-Jesus has an uncircumcised penis, and yes, the Devil and Robo-Jesus find themselves in the clutches of an epic battle. When the priests start singing and the Pope calls for Robo-Jesus' circumcision, morbid curiosity will take you to the end. And trust us... you’ll want to stay until the end.

“This film was my effort to create something original, a giant monster musical comedy, while staying true to the shit movie aesthetic, with over-the-top performances and spending as little money as possible to execute a big budget concept,” said Strickland. “I wanted to make something loaded with extremes and ambiguity while letting the audience fend for themselves, asking is it funny? Is it cool? Is it offensive? I don't know, but it's my kind of art!"

Inspired by "bad as form" comedy, Strickland has had content featured on "The Howard Stern Show" and "Tosh.0." He was a producer on the "Tommy Wi-Show" (featuring the infamous Tommy Wiseau from The Room playing video games on the moon) and worked with Liam Lynch to bring back "Syfl & Olly" (the greatest sock puppet show over conceived).

Attack of the Devil stars Raymond McAnally ("30 Rock," "Boardwalk Empire") as Father Joseph, and also features Timothy A. Bennett (Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!").

Do you like folk music? Giant monster movies? How about Satanic heavy metal? You really get it all in this fifteen-minute short film that will remind you never to take the internet for granted. Something this beautifully weird only comes along once in a lifetime so give it a watch, maybe do some research on circumcision afterwards, and most importantly, all praise Lord Satan - for it is he who performs miracles (insert sarcasm (or don’t) here).

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