Review: “Trees” #1

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:47

Ever been ignored? If you’re a human in this story, that’s exactly how the invading horde treats the entire population. Don’t you just hate it when the world is invaded and said invaders don’t tell you why? How rude. Master storyteller Warren Ellis’ latest sci-fi tale is “Trees” #1. It’s straight-to-the-point and thrilling to read.

WRITTEN BY: Warren Ellis
ART BY: Jason Howard
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE: 28 May 2014

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady

Humanity. We think we’re so important to the universe. How utterly humbling and degrading it must be to be completely ignored in our first encounter with alien life on Earth. Genre-bending writer Warren Ellis gives us this engrossing new story about extraterrestrial invasion. Giant Trees have sprouted all over the globe. They have been no demands or any contact of any kind made from them. They do what they want to Earth and ignore us intelligent life forms. They have been here for ten years and show no signs of going anywhere. It’s a fascinating approach. I’m captivated after only one issue of what Ellis has planned for this tale.

The art by Jason Howard is just the right amount of coarseness for this story. I imagine the world would feel much more unsettling with these gigantic alien Trees everywhere. There’s a simplicity and grand amount of detail at the right moments in this chapter. The intersecting perspectives all feel like different parts of the world impeccably. New York, the city of SHU, and the arctic BLINDHAIL Station all look distinctively diverse. And they should since no two parts of the world look the same, especially after aliens move in.

This is a great first issue to what I’ve no doubt will be a great chronicle of how humanity makes our alien visitors notice us and leave. The perspectives are so unlike one another that I can only anticipate what gloriously profound things they will all discover. Trees #1 is as solid a start as you can ask for. Pick it up and pay attention.


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Review: “Sheltered” #9

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:41

“Sheltered” #9 ups the ante before delivering a thrilling conclusion to it second story arc. Full of shocking twists, the “Sheltered” series keeps readers riveted with its nail-biting suspense. I can’t wait to see “Sheltered” and its edgy characters on the big screen.

WRITTEN BY: Ed Brisson
ART BY: Johnnie Christmas
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: May 29, 2014
Reviewed by Jorge Solis

With bad luck on his side, Clifford discovers the bloody massacre that went on behind the closed gates of the Safe Haven compound. Lucas and his sadistic teen followers murdered their parents, hoping to save themselves from the volcanoes exploding and the upcoming apocalypse. If Clifford reaches civilization and communicates with the outside world, the police will raid upon the compound and arrest every teen for cold-blooded murder. Victoria though just wants to put a bullet in the head of Lucas, the cult leader who killed her father.

Wrier Ed Brisson puts readers in the minds of the troubled teens at Safe Haven. Nancy’s dialogue echoes disenchanted feelings from those who have been brainwashed by cult leaders.

Nancy saw herself as a nurse but her parents wanted a different path for her. This is teen rebellion heightened to the extreme. Nancy wants to believe she did the right thing, getting rid of her parents, even though she doesn’t see it as murder.

Clifford is the underdog everyone else has given up on and can only rely on himself. This unlucky loser will just about surprise you, even when all the odds are against him. I lost count at how many times Clifford has faced death and somehow managed to save himself at the last second. Every time he survives and makes it to the next issue, I end up rooting for this guy more and more.

Artist Johnnie Christmas knows how to deliver suspense, especially when there is no dialogue and the panel is just silent. Victoria and the others are so uncomfortable being in the same room together, they cannot look at each other. If you notice carefully, Lucas’ eyes are pointed at another direction, towards the windows. Lucas is still planning something, even though his arms and wrists are tied up.

Christmas’s illustrations of the teens getting killed are indeed shocking, but they are never aimed to be gratuitous. The drawings never depicts the teens as morally strait-laced; instead presents them as murderers at their core. Curt could’ve been simply portrayed as an annoying brat. Christmas adds details to his twisted facial expressions, showing him more as a psychotic nut job.

“Sheltered” #9 closes its second story arc with a promising open-ending. Readers will definitely have lots of wicked fun with “Sheltered.”


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Another Thrilling Trailer For Steampunk Horror ‘Snowpiercer’!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:38

With Radius-TWC finally releasing Bong Joon-ho’s absolutely phenomenal Snowpiercer in theaters on June 27, they have now released the film’s official “theatrical” trailer that boasts even more insane post-apocalyptic footage. It looks like a live-action Manga, in my opinion.

It is rumored that U.S. audiences will be treated to the original cut, which had caused a rift between director in studio over the past year.

The film takes place, “In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner, and Kenny Doughty all star.

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Review: “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” #1

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:30

An impressive first installment, “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” #1 delivers a surreal nightmare with exotic and monstrous creatures. Based on Clive Barker’s “Cabal” novella, this prequel comic explores the inhabitants that live in the subterranean city of Midian. Just like with the “Hellraiser” series, I think there’s potential here to tell new and original stories that could make “Nightbreed” a real winner.

WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker and Marc Andreyko
ART BY: Piotr Kowalski
PUBLISHER: Boom! Studios
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: May 28, 2013
Reviewed by Jorge Solis

Down in the bayou swamps of Louisiana, an innocent couple is being hunted down by a group of racist murderers. Lizzy continues to paddle through the murky waters, hoping to find salvation. She unfortunately bumps into the disfigured and violent stranger, known as Peloquin, hiding in the shadows. Will Peloquin be Lizzy’s saving grace from the real monsters chasing after her? While Peloquin decides whose side he is on, a politician steps into a secret brothel, where a mysterious girl will fulfill his every sexual desire.

Though I have memorized every single line of “Cabal,” and “Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut” is my all-time favorite movie, I am so glad Barker decided not to retell Aaron Boone’s story in comic book form. Barker keeps the essential themes, such as monsters seen as outcasts, in the narrative while co-writer Marc Andreyko gives larger roles to minor characters. Peloquin looks visually interesting and I really like how his back-story deals with racism.

What’s interesting about Andreyko writing is the juxtaposition between Peloquin’s quick-paced slasher subplot and Senator Emery’s slow trip to the brothel. I want to know more about Peloquin and the history of the location Emery stepped into. As a reader, I’m wondering how these two subplots will connect to each other in later installments. There’s enough mystery and intrigue to make me want to come back for more.

Artist Piotr Kowalski captures two distinct time periods, the 1850s and the 1940s, in his illustrations. Notice how different the wardrobes and settings are in Kowlaski’s drawings. Kowalski takes readers on a visual trip to the Louisiana swamps, then to the seedy and upscale Boston streets. I also noticed something weird about the working girls of the brothel. Kowalski draws the prostitutes with the same hairstyle and facial expressions, as if they are all supposed to be twins.
Kowalski stays true to Peloquin’s character design that was memorably created in the cult classic film. Though hideous-looking, Peloquin has scars and wounds as if he was persecuted, which harkens back to the racism theme. Just like in the movie, Peloquin’s hair looks more spiky, like a twisted form of dreadlocks. His dirty and rugged wardrobe suggests he may have been a prisoner and escaped from his cell.

Horror fans will definitely enjoy every bit of “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” #1. After finishing the first promising first issue, the “Nightbreed” comic makes me want to reread Clive Barker’s novella and check up on “The Cabal Cut.”

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Sharlto Copley Wakes Up In An ‘Open Grave’ This July

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:27

Featuring genre favorites Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Joseph Morgan (“The Originals,” “The Vampire Diaries”), the zombie apocalypse film that takes psycho thrillers in a new direction, Open Grave, awakens on Blu-ray and DVD July 15 from Cinedigm and Tribeca Film.

Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18), the film also stars Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Josie Ho (Contagion), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones) and Max Wrottesley (“24: Live Another Day”).

A complicated story that pits characters against each other, Open Grave examines how important memory is to a person’s identity by forcing six strangers—stripped of all recollection—to confront their inner demons. While these strangers seek to identify their past, evil demons lurk beneath them, forcing them to fight for survival, even if it means betraying their allies.

A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives away to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious and hungry than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together—before it’s too late.

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‘Aura’ Blocks Out the Sun (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:23

With shades of The Explorers comes Zsolt Bernáth’s Hungarian sci-fi thriller Aura.

You can tell this film is micro as it looks to take place all in one location – in a field. But, the concept is so interesting I can see it being engaging for a full hour and half.

In it, “Four kids wake up in their stranded car in an abandoned field only to find that the Sun did not rise. What’s more, they discover that a strange, 30 foot diamater, almost invisible, bionic “aura” is covering their surroundings. It reacts to their touches and soon mysterious things start to happen. There are much more than they would have ever hoped for.

Szénási Bálint, Szénási Kristóf, and Kapócs Panka star.

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Enter the ‘Legend of Hell House’ On Blu-ray

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:21

For the sake of your sanity, pray it isn’t true!

Scream Factory brings you The Legend of Hell House (one of my personal favorite horror films) on Blu-ray on August 26!

Special features include a new interview with Director John Hough, a new audio commentary with actress Pamela Franklin, and the theatrical trailer.

It sits here, shrouded in mist and mystery, a nesting place for living evil and terror from the dead. It’s Hell House. Roddy McDowall heads the cast of this exciting chiller about four psychic investigators and the dark, brooding mansion they call “the Mt. Everest of haunted houses.” It’s already destroyed one team of researchers. Now this brave quartet ventures in for another try at unraveling its secrets. But before they succeed, they must suffer through madness, murder and everything else that the spirits who dwell here have in store for them. Yet learning the truth just might drive them all insane.

An ingeniously devised ghost story, The Legend Of Hell House will thrill and delight veteran horror fans from the first creaking door to the very last slithering shadow.

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Jason Graves Will Be Composing The Music For ‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:20

BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves – known to horror fans for his work on the Dead Space scores – has been announced as the composer for the upcoming supernatural detective thriller game Murdered: Soul Suspect, which will be released by Airtight Games and Square ENIX.

The game, which won 10 E3 awards, “…sees players take the role of Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Unable to move on and stuck in the limbo world of Dusk, he won’t find peace until he can bring his killer to justice from the afterlife. Using his new-found supernatural abilities, Ronan is free to explore the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from his shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions. As part of his investigation, he must interrogate the ghosts of Salem’s past citizens to piece together the puzzle, while battling demonic spirits to save his soul and uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for his death..

Head on below to listen to some of Graves’ work.

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[TV] “True Blood” Plot Details, Finally!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:16

HBO has finally revealed official plot details for their seventh and final season of “True Blood,” which returns June 22 at 9PM.

In episode #71: “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (airing Sunday, June 22; 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), “A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.

It was written by Angela Robinson and directed by the one and only Bill Compton, Stephen Moyer.

In episode #72: “I Found You” (airing Sunday, June 29; 9:00-10:00 p.m.), “A trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.

This was penned by Kate Barnow and directed by Howard Deutch.

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Dad Makes ‘Aliens’ Powerloader Costume For Daughter!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:01

In response to our rants yesterday about this insane Predator costume, readers sent us a link to the following video that trumps it – by a million.

I’m ready to trade fathers after seeing what Carsten Riewe assembled for his 13-month-old daughter.

Created for the Karneval Parade in Germany, what you see below is the little girl “driving” the Caterpillar P-5000 Powerloader from James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens.

The arms and legs are full moveable and the top-light and LED were powered by an 12 Volt battery pack stored in the backpack. The on/off switch is in the left arm. Also in the backpack a Bluetooth boombox is installed to play mechanical robot sound fx or music if preferred. It took 100 working hours to finish the costume and I built it for the “Karneval”-Parade in my hometown in Germany February 2014 . My 13 months old daughter enjoyed to be carried and moved in her harness safely.

It looks pretty safe until he walks the Powerloader into the street and a car flies by (now that’s suspense!).

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Eva Green’s ‘Sin City’ Sideboob Gets Censored By the MPAA

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:00

The MPAA has been especially bad.

Anytime I hear about the MPAA censoring a poster it reminds me of how they forced Universal to remove a single sperm from the one-sheet of the 2004 Seed of Chucky (see it here).

Apparently, Eva Green is just too sexy for the poster of her upcoming sequel to Sin City, or so the MPAA believes. The actress is seen in a sheer robe in the poster for Dimension Films’ and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Page Six shares the art and reports that the poster was disapproved by the MPAA “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.

Dimension declined to comment but it is believed execs are working on a compromise with the MPAA before the sequel opens August 22.

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True Blood Superfan Creates Incredible Posters

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:00

The final season of "True Blood" is speeding at us and HBO has been releasing a steady stream of goodies for you fangbangers out there. Fan and artist Emre Unayli decided to throw his hat in the ring and pay homage to the characters he's come to love. Check 'em out!

Check out Emre Unayli on Deviant Art. The seventh and final season of "True Blood" begins Sunday, June 22nd. Look for lots more soon.

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IFC Dates ‘At the Devil’s Door,’ Formerly ‘Home’ (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:56

The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy’s newest supernatural horror, Home, world premiered at SXSW this past March where it was acquired by IFC Midnight.

Newly titled At the Devil’s Door, IFC Midnight will release the film pre-theatrically on VOD/digital on August 8 with theatrical release to follow on September 12, Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively.

After IFC acquired the movie at South by Southwest they floated the idea that a more genre-direct title might help the movie reach its audience,” said McCarthy. “I agreed and came back at them with AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR. I love the title and think it captures what this movie is. I can’t wait to unleash it on to the world!

In the supernatural horror starring Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell and Ava Acres, when ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.

The film was produced and financed by Sonny Mallhi’s Candlewood entertainment.

Check out this clip!

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The Unknown Beckons In Michael Moreci’s New Series

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:40

We continue our teasing for Michael Moreci’s new sci-fi series today (see 1 & 2) with a rather mysterious looking gentlemen beckoning you to the unknown. No news on who the artist is, but this teaser looks to be the fine work of Colin Lorimer, who also worked with Moreci on “Curse”.

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“Rot & Ruin”, Another Jonathan Maberry Comic From IDW

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:34

A new zombie series is making its way to IDW Publishing. “Rot & Ruin” is based in the world created by the Bram Stoker award-winning Jonathan Maberry in his novel of the same name. Maberry has been making big steps in the comic book realm as of late with “V-Wars”, “Bad Blood”, and now this. Joining the prolific horror writer will be Tony Vargas on interior art.

The series takes place 15 years after the zombie plague begins, and sees a group of children as they are forced to make difficult choices while fending off the undead. There is no release date set.

From the press release:

San Diego, CA (May 29, 2014) – IDW and multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry bring the untold stories from the zombie post-apocalyptic world of Rot & Ruin to comic books this September.

This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after the dead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of the zombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath, humanity has found a way to live a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyone has a job to do in order to survive. As in the award-winning novels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friends as they make their way in a world where the zombies aren’t always the greatest danger.

“The Rot & Ruin isn’t about how many zombies you can kill or how much gore you can sling around the page,” said writer Mayberry, “These are stories about real kids making hard choices about their lives. It’s about kids learning how to become powerful in a hard and dangerous world. It’s about finding the value of human life and discovering what it means to be alive.”

The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series will follow Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong as they head east in their journey to find what they thought was impossible, a jumbo jet. In their travels they will encounter countless new dangers that will force them to confront what they and others are willing to do in order to bring humanity back to its former glory.

Maberry’s Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have been winning library and school awards all over the country as heartfelt action books that encourage teens to read. The series is now in development for film.

Rot & Ruin will come alive with the help of artist Tony Vargas (Temple Run) and colorist Oliver Lee Acre, with stunning covers by Alex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, Judge Dredd).

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Jokers Of The Scene Stream New Album ‘End Scene’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:32

Toronto-based electronic duo Jokers Of The Scene are gearing up for the release of their double LP End Scene on June 10th by releasing a full stream of the album through Spin, which you can hear below. The group had put together an 80-minute mix for White Light Mixes that utilized samples from several horror flicks, including The Hitcher.

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‘Hungerford’ Invaded By Malevolent Aliens (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:20

Hungerford, a new British horror sci-fi film, directed by 19-year-old Drew Casson, will get its World Premiere at the National Film Theatre in London on 3 May as part of this year’s Sci-Fi London Film Festival.

Produced by talent incubator Wildseed Studios and shot in a vlog style, Hungerford paints a thrilling and visceral portrait of a small English town taken over by aliens, which descends into violence and carnage.

“Hungerford’s teen protagonist is Cowen Rosewell, a media student whose first assignment is to record everything in a week of his life. The random acts of violence he films go largely unnoticed, dismissed as the type of trouble to take place in small English towns. However, when one of his best friends is savagely attacked by a stranger a more disturbing reality emerges.

As events escalate, Cowen and his friends discover that the town has come under a mysterious evil influence which is somehow controlling organised gangs to round people up and take them to a nearby disused factory. The friends hide, hoping to escape, but their sanctuary is discovered. As Cowen makes his way alone to the abandoned factory in search of his loved ones, the malicious force that awaits him there threatens not Cowen, but the entire world.

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Exclusive Raze Gag Reel Will Break Your Funny Bones

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:00

There's no doubt, while the fists were flying in Raze (review), available now on DVD courtesy of IFC Films, some funny hijinx had to ensue. Don't believe us? We've got the exclusive video proof!

From the Press Release
At the unforgiving intersection of Chained Heat, TV's "Spartacus," and "Orange Is the New Black," stands RAZE, a viscerally thrilling new action-horror film where it's every woman for herself.

The brutal shocker, director Josh C. Waller's "self-assured debut" (Los Angeles Times), comes to DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on May 20, 2014, with an SRP of $24.98.

After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols; Star Trek, "Continuum") awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker, where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoe Bell; Death Proof, Kill Bill, Oblivion). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death. If they refuse, their loved ones will be killed.

Co-starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") as the sadistic organizers of the battles, RAZE is director Josh C. Waller's (McCanick) no-holds-barred assault on the senses, featuring some of the most brutal fist-to-the-face combat ever put on film. In this contest, may the best woman win.

Extensive bonus features on the DVD include filmmaker commentary, cast and crew interviews, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, extended fight scenes, gag reel, and more.

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times said, "There is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more." "As violent as it is, RAZE is refreshing," wrote Shannon M. Houston of Paste magazine. Brian Orndorf of called the film "strong stuff, but also briskly paced and interested in the psychological ramifications of such unrelenting brutality." Matt Zoller Seitz of praised, "If RAZE had been released in 1975, Quentin Tarantino would never shut up about it."

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Zombieworld Deadline Moved Back! SUBMIT WHILE YOU CAN!

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:30

We told you about a month ago that Dread Central teamed with Jesse Baget's Ruthless Pictures for the anthology Zombieworld, comprised of short films made by YOU, the readers and fans. The response has been tremendous and it will only get better!

We've gotten several dozen e-mails asking us for just a bit more time to polish your projects and so... we're now giving you that opportunity! The NEW deadline to submit your film will be June 20th. That's three more weeks so get moving, kids!

From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired Ruthless Pictures' no-holds-barred zombie fest ZOMBIEWORLD, in association with Image Entertainment’s Vice President of Acquisition Mark Ward made the announcement today.

“We’re eager to distribute this project because it embodies what independent filmmaking is all about: passion and creativity,” said Ward. “We’re always looking for new talent, and ZOMBIEWORLD takes storytelling to a new level that horror fans will not only enjoy but also surely rally around and support.”

ZOMBIEWORLD is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood, guts, and mayhem will be brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world that Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central will handpick from short film entries received between April 21 and June 20, 2014, on Dread The work of each chosen director will be featured in the film and will bring his or her take to a world now populated with flesh-eating corpses. Among the brilliant shorts to be included in ZOMBIEWORLD is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s "Dark Times," a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens, and even Santa Claus make an appearance.

“As a fan of the zombie genre, I’m thrilled to be part of this film,” said Ruthless Pictures producer Jesse Baget. “ZOMBIEWORLD will showcase the unique visions of young talented filmmakers and inject fresh new blood into the genre.”

“Jesse Baget and Ruthless Pictures burst onto the scene, opening big doors for young filmmakers,” said Dread Central’s Steve Barton. “Dread Central has always been an incredibly indie-friendly site among the major genre outlets, and we’re excited to help give up-and-coming filmmakers a platform to get noticed. Image Entertainment is a go-to source for quality horror entertainment, and with Image ZOMBIEWORLD will have the opportunity to be shown worldwide.”

The deal was negotiated by Image Entertainment’s Jess De Leo and Grace Feeney and Jesse Baget on behalf of the filmmakers.

Send us your entry via the form you see below with a private link or the actual HD file of your film. From there both Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central staff will watch the films and select the best of the best to be included in the project, and selected winners will also nab themselves $100 in the process. But what if your film is the best of the best? Well then, not only will you be included in the anthology, we'll also hand over to you a check for $500.

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Things to Keep in Mind When Submitting

  • There is no cost to submit your film.
  • We will be accepting digital files (uploaded private Vimeo and/or YouTube links are welcome).
  • If your film is chosen, you will be required to provide an HD File.
  • Films should be between 5 and 15 minutes long.
  • By submitting your film, you must guarantee that it is your own fully licensed original work (i.e., music rights, etc.).
  • By submitting your film, you will also guarantee that no laws were broken during the filming and making of it (i.e., no animals or people were jeopardized or harmed).
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning April 21st through June 20th. Winners will be announced on Dread Central on June 30th.
  • By submitting your film. you grant us the right to use any footage from the preview screener and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for the project's promotional purposes, without limitations.
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    That's it, kids! Get to it, and good luck!

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  • Entrant must not upload any film which contains third party copyrighted material unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must not upload any Film which contains branded segments unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must keep your Film between (5) minutes and (20) minutes in length.
  • Entrant film should be full frame 16x9
  • Entrant must make sure to have everybody who appears recognizably in your film execute a talent release form
  • Entrant must make sure all music and songs are cleared for use within this competition by the appropriate parties.
  • Entrant must be of legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live.
  • At the Companies' direction, entrant maybe asked to deliver a HD version to the Ruthless Pictures office.

    Entrant must note that your content may become the exclusive property in perpetuity of Ruthless Pictures, LLC, if Ruthless Pictures/Dreadcentral notifies you by email that you are a winner in the competition.

    Content Review.
    By uploading a Film, you agree that:

  • The Company has the absolute right to review and reject at any time any short Film which Company deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, is unacceptable.
  • You understand that Company is not required to give any reason for its determination that a Film is unacceptable.


  • By uploading a Film, you are not transferring any rights of ownership in the Film to Company or any other third party.
  • Members of the public may view Films posted to the Dreadcentral or Ruthless Pictures website
  • After uploading a Film, you are not restricted in your use of the Film and may continue to exhibit it in other venues and online
  • The eventual winners will be announced on June 30th, 2014 and his/her short will be included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • By uploading your Film, and in consideration for Company agreeing to accept your Film in this competition, you are granting Company an exclusive and irrevocable option to acquire all the rights in your Film should it win the competition. The Company may exercise its option at any time it chooses within 3 months of the end of the competition by notifying you by email. On exercise of the option and payment of a one-off payment of USD$100, the Company shall become the owner in perpetuity of your Film and shall be entitled (but not obligated) to include the Film in the Company’s production “Zombieworld”.
  • Grand prize winner will receive $500 and have their film included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • If your Film is selected as the winner of the competition you agree to participate in reasonable publicity and promotional activities as required by Company and agree that the Company may publish your name and biographical information via the Company’s website and any other media. If your Film is included in the Company’s production “Zombieworld” you agree that the Company is entitled to publish your name, appearance, and biographical details in connection with the Film.
  • If your Film is selected as one of the winners of the competition you agree, if required by the Company, to enter into a director agreement or similar in connection with your participation in the Company’s film on the usual terms and conditions applying to such agreements.
    Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have the full right and authority to upload and send your Film to the Zombieworld email address and that the posting of same will not violate any rights of any persons.

    You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless if Company incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by you or any other parties relating to the submission of your film or the posting of your Film on the Dreadcentral official website.

    All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered by e-mail to each party’s last known email address.

    Entire Agreement.
    These Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.

    The Company reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting notice thereof on its website. Upon posting, the amended Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein shall represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.

    Governing Law.
    These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America.

    It is possible that Films which you submit may be downloaded or copied by third parties without Company’s permission, and you waive any claim against the Company for such actions.

    Further Actions.
    You agree to execute any and all documents and take any other actions reasonably required to effectuate the purposes of these Terms and Conditions. You grant us a power of attorney for such purposes (it being acknowledged that such appointment is irrevocable and coupled with an interest) with full power of substitution and delegation if you fail to do so within five (5) business days of our written request.

    By clicking the “I Agree” check box and submitting the form above, you are “signing” these Terms and Conditions for all purposes under applicable law.

  • Categories: Horror News

    Scream Factory Invites You to Peer into their Deadly Eyes

    Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:00

    While Scream Factory has made a name for themselves by releasing beloved horror movies on Blu-ray, they're also big into introducing us fans to little-seen gems from the past, and that's precisely what they're doing this coming July with the Blu-ray release of killer rat flick Deadly Eyes.

    Never before available on any format other than VHS, the film is set to be introduced to a whole new audience, and we've got all the release details on tap for ya today. Dig in!

    From the Press Release
    Have you ever wondered what would be lurking beneath your seat? Meet one of mankind’s deadliest enemies— super-sized RATS! Each year they plunder one fifth of our food, spread deadliest diseases and destroy billions of dollars’ worth of properties. They are very hungry and ready to pounce on their next prey. Adapted from celebrated British author James Herbert’s best-selling novel THE RATS, the animal attack terror comes to life in the 1982 film adaptation DEADLY EYES, starring Sam Groom (The Baby Maker, Law & Order) and Sara Botsford (Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, The Fog) from action filmmaker Robert Clouse (Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon).

    A throwback to the giant-monster movies of the 1950s, DEADLY EYES is packed with high-tension suspense and gruesome terror. This nail-biting thriller co-stars Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Lisa Langlois (The Nest) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains). On July 15, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release DEADLY EYES Blu-ray+ DVD combo pack, featuring new interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis, writer Charles Eglee and more. A must-have for horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, this special SCREAM FACTORY release is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.

    Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is man’s last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race!

    Based on the novel THE RATS by James Herbert with a screenplay by Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead), this nail-biting thriller is directed by Robert Clouse and co-stars Scatman Crothers, Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson.

    Special Features:

    New interviews with actors Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson and Joseph Kelly, writer Charles Eglee, art director Ninkey Dalton, special effects artists Alan Apone and Alec Gillis.
    TV Spot

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    Categories: Horror News