Where In “The Walking Dead” Should You Live?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:00

The fifth season of The Walking Dead may indeed be over but that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy talking about it!

Now, we all know that the series has gone through some pretty intense locations. Each season had a focus, from the CDC to the prison and on. Each setting offered its own securities as well as dangers, and, in the end, none were any safer than another. But what if you could change that? What if you could fix up one of these iconic places?

Let’s see which location would be the one for you! Take the quiz below and see where in The Walking Dead you’d best fit in.

I got “Terminus”, which simply asked me: Gross, what’s wrong with you?

Sounds about right.

Categories: Horror News

Marilyn Manson Got Punched In The Face At A Denny’s

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:34

Can’t a guy just get some disgusting late night fare without getting into a fistfight? Apparently no one is safe from the dangers of the Denny’s crowd, as shock rocker Marilyn Manson learned last night.

Supposedly, Manson was eating some food at a Denny’s in Lethbridge, AB and got into a scuffle with another patron. One thing led to another and Manson got punched in the face, possibly breaking his nose, although this has not yet been confirmed by CTV Lethbridge.

Manson’s bodyguards were involved in the fight and police were involved, although ultimately no charges were filed and the matter has been laid to rest at the request of the victim, who “…suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, Manson will continue his tour in support of his latest album The Pale Emperor (review here).

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Binge On Daredevil Before The Netflix Premiere

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:17

In February we mentioned the brand new service offered by Scribd effectively creating a Netflix for comics. Ahead of this Friday’s excellent series premiere on Netflix, you can binge on the man without fear thanks to Scribd. Season one of Netflix’s original new series, “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be released this Friday, April 10. You should be prepared to watch the show in one sitting throughout the weekend. Before the binge-watching session begins, catch up on the journey of attorney Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) by binge-reading the series on Scribd, the Netflix for Reading. Check out “The Many Sides of Daredevil” for a list of the Murdock must-reads available on Scribd.

The comics fans around the Scribd office are absolutely giddy about Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. A blind attorney gifted with heightened senses, Matt Murdock is one of Marvel’s most unusual heroes, and over the years some of the best writers and artists around have been drawn to the challenge of bringing him to life. Before the series starts this Friday, get to know the many incarnations of the Man Without Fear with these must-reads from Scribd’s library:

Daredevil, by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson

Frank Miller’s classic run on Daredevil revolutionized superhero comics by ramping up the action, adding a bracing splash of realism, and mixing in a little Asian pop culture. Through Miller and artist Klaus Janson, the acrobatic Daredevil becomes a martial arts master trading moves with ninjas and the assassin Elektra, all the while dealing with his hardscrabble past as the son of a struggling boxer. Matt Murdock’s home in Hell’s Kitchen, a black hole of crime at the center of skeevy 1980s New York, is a character in itself.

Daredevil: Born Again, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli

Miller’s greatest Daredevil story, drawn by the versatile David Mazzucchelli, demonstrates that energy-blasting supervillains can’t hold a candle to one really mean rich guy. The secret of Daredevil’s identity falls into the hands of the Kingpin, a crime boss who uses the information to slowly, systematically destroy his life. Matt Murdock goes through hell, redemption, and a metric ton of good old-fashioned Catholic guilt in a wrenching but ultimately uplifting saga.

Daredevil, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

Noir crime fiction with a superhero twist. This acclaimed series emphasizes Daredevil’s detective skills and his daytime identity as a lawyer, pitting him against a complex criminal underworld. Alex Maleev’s dark, understated artwork is a perfect match for Brian Michael Bendis’s hardboiled scripts, but this volume also includes an eye-popping storyline with stunning painted art by David Mack.

Daredevil, by Mark Waid

After all these grim and gritty crime dramas, it’s time to cleanse the palate with this recent award-winning series by writer Mark Waid and artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin, which serves up a sunny take on the usually dark hero. How does this version of Matt Murdock deal with having his secret identity outed? By wearing an unconvincing “I’m Not Daredevil” T-shirt. The clean, arresting art finds imaginative new ways to illustrate how a blind superhero experiences the world.

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This Infographic Will Make You The Law On Judge Dredd

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:57

2000AD’s Judge Dredd has been around in American pop culture longer than most British comics. As a mainstay in the gritty British comics scene Dredd appeals to mature audiences. Thanks to writers like Garth Ennis, readers have been digging the character’s righteous sense of right and wrong, his badass bike the lawmaster, his multitude of gear, and his unflinching commitment to brutal punishment. Joseph Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One. He is a “street judge”, empowered to summarily arrest, convict, sentence, and execute criminals.

You may remember him from the horseshit Sylvester Stallone film that turns 20 this year.

Or even you were one of the very few who caught Dredd 3D in theaters than you know the magic of what the character can be.

But even with seeing these two films one look at this infographic will show how little you may truly know about the law. So take some time and bone up on some Dredd. Once done with this go read the excellent release of The Dark Judges storyline that IDW Publishing is currently rereleasing.

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The ‘Poltergeist’ Clown Just Showed Up At My Door

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:03

My life has officially come full circle.

Those of you who know me already know the story. The film that scared me more than anything was Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist. When I was 7 years old we moved to a suburb of Chicago where my parents had to buy me a bed that touched the floor. Why? To protect me from the possessed clown that also tormented Robbie (Oliver Robins) in the 1982 movie that shouldn’t have been rated PG.

Now, with the new Poltergeist in theaters May 22nd, Fox and MGM sent me the coolest promo item I’ve received in the 14 years of the site – a custom made replica clown doll from the forthcoming Gil Kenan-directed remake. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my heart skipped a bit when I opened the box and saw the clown glaring at me…

Related Post: Director Gil Kenan Haunted By Woman In Black On Poltergeist Shoot.

Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams star in the modern take, with Jared Harris playing Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

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GosT Releases ‘Behemoth’: Stream The Full Album

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00

Dark synth artist GosT has released his debut album Behemoth today and you can stream the entire thing below! The album, which was released via Blood Music, features 13 tracks including two remixes, one of which is from Perturbator.

The album can also be downloaded for free via Bandcamp. However, considering all the hard work that was put into writing, producing, recording, etc… these tracks, it’s highly recommended that a few bucks get donated to the cause. It only helps ensure that more badass music can be created in the future.

Get to listening below and enjoy!

Behemoth by GosT

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[TV Review] “Bates Motel” Episode 3.05: ‘The Deal’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:36

Last night’s episode of Bates Motel slowly moved the plot along, as Norman began to realize that he may not be as sane as he thinks. There isn’t really much more to say on the episode since not much else happened, so let’s just head straight into the review.

I feel like the writers of Bates Motel think that the audience find many of the plot lines in the series as interesting as they clearly do. At the beginning of the season, I was willing to jump on to the Arcanum Club bandwagon because I was just so thrilled that we didn’t have to deal with the drug trade subplot anymore. After all, kinky sex-murder club sounds a helluva lot more interesting than threatening pot dealers. I still don’t understand why pot was their drug of choice, but I digress.

Pacing has also been a problem this season. The reason I don’t care about The Arcanum Club is that I don’t know anything about it, thus making its threat nonexistent. We at least learned the (boring) contents of the flash drive Annika handed off to Norma: financial documents detailing a $15 million payoff from the pot business going to various high-profile members of the club. Since Norma essentially extorted Bob Paris in regard to the bypass (which is apparently still a thing), I’m assuming that the rest of the season will be about them going after Norma, because I don’t believe for once second that Norma “got” Bob.

After making Caleb’s story somewhat interesting last week, Bates Motel took one step back this week by bringing Chick back into the mix. The two had a whiskey date and Chick told Caleb he had a potentially dangerous job for him. That’s about all we get on this front so all I can really say is that it’s still boring.

One area where the show has never had a problem with storytelling is with Norman. His progression this episode was the sole bright spot (well, that and Norma saying very Norma-y things) of the episode.I’m a little bummed we didn’t actually get to see Norman’s conversation with fake Norma, but I guess that was the show’s way of trying to keep it a little mysterious (for 10 minutes). Emma’s brief scenes tonight were worthwhile, since she called Norman out for being a snitch, but I am genuinely happy that once Norman realized he didn’t actually talk to Norma that morning, he sided with Dylan and decided to talk to Norma with him about his relationship with Caleb.

This turned out to be a huge mistake, as Norma freaked out, packed her things and drove away. My issue with this as the episode’s cliffhanger ending is that it’s not really a cliffhanger. Last week I commented on how Dylan’s cliffhanger was an effective way to end the episode, and this is because I believe it’s possible that Dylan’s relationship with Norma could be destroyed. With the ending of this week, I don’t believe for one second that Norma is gone for good and that she will never speak to Norman again. There just aren’t any stakes involved and at the halfway point of the season, that’s not a good thing.

Random Notes

  • The password for the Wi-Fi at the motel is “MOTHER” in all caps. Because of course it is.
  • Romero is still having a little rivalry with Marcus Young, his opponent for sheriff. It’s about as interesting as it sounds.
  • After realizing he didn’t actually talk to Norma that morning, Norman goes to Norma’s closet and confiscates one of her dresses after (very) creepily holding it and sniffing it.
  • Gunner finding that flash drive was a little deus ex machina for me. Also, he was able to hack into it because he downloads movies illegally. I’m not sure being able to Torrent means you can hack through technological security. Lazy writing at its finest.
  • Romero’s facial expression in his meeting with Norma and Bob is priceless.
  • Dear Bates Motel writers: stop trying to make the bypass happen. It’s not going to happen.
  • Norma’s idea of a non-fancy pool is a 20′x40′ pool with a Jacuzzi and a fence to keep it safe.
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Graveyard Johnnys “The Poison” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Welsh rockabilly punkers Graveyard Johnnys to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “The Poison”, the opening track off their upcoming album Dead Transmission! The band has been kicking ass and taking names since 2008, having been featured prominently on the UK’s “The Radio1 Punk Show” and also getting the chance to head into the studio for four different live BBC sessions.

“The Poison” is loaded with twang, fight, and an in-your-face attitude that is undeniably addictive, not to mention it’s got a wicked bridge that I’m 100% hooked on. Head on in and listen to the track!

Make sure to pick up your copy of Dead Transmission, which comes out May 11th via Bomber Music, here.

Graveyard Johnnys online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter

Tour dates:
24/04 Southsea Live – Sheffield (UK)
25/04 Corner House – Cambridge (UK)
09/05 Frog and Fiddle – Cheltenham (UK)
15/05 The Borderline – London (UK)
21/05 Lady Luck – Canterbury (UK)
22/05 Willemeen – Arnhem (NL)
24/05 AZ – Aachen (DE)
25/05 Backstage – Munich (DE)
27/05 Rosi’s Amusierlokal – Dresden (DE)
30/05 Panic Room – Essen (DE)
31/05 Altstadt – Eindhoven (NL)
05/06 The Louisiana – Bristol (UK)
06/06 The Flag – Watford (UK)
20/06 Midsummer Jambouree – Pori (FI)
11/07 Summertime Is Back In Elm Festival – Elm (DE)
14/08 Boomtown Fair – Winchester (UK)

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Leprous Release Official Video For “The Price”

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:25

Norwegian progressive metal band Leprous have released an official music video for their track “The Price”, which comes off their upcoming album The Congregation. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud and produced by Twitchy Films.

My love for this band is pretty boundless. They’re one of those groups that I constantly try to introduce people to and this track is a damn good indicator of their talents. It’s got fantastic vocals, tons of dynamics, incredibly interesting melodies, and it hooked me from the first second.

The Congregation comes out June 2nd in N. American via Inside Out Music.

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This ‘The Evil Within’ Cosplay is the Source of All Nightmares

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:30

When I was younger, my babysitter’s boyfriend snuck into the house we were in and hid in the tub with the curtain drawn. His goal was to scare the girl, but instead he got me. The trauma of that night had me checking empty showers for years. I gradually got over it, but even today, there’s a 50/50 chance that I’ll still check behind any drawn shower curtains.

Whatever I expected to see waiting for me in the tub, even my troubled young mind wouldn’t have imagined a screaming four-armed blood witch. If the things I expected to see behind that curtain were as frightening as this cosplayer’s take on Laura from The Evil Within, there’s a solid chance I’d be writing this story with my finger on the wall of a padded cell.

If the cosplayer looks familiar, I thought so too. That’s why I decided to sift through all my cosplay coverage — turns out, that’s a lot of cosplay — until I found this piece from over two years ago.

Turns out, the woman in the red dress moonlights as a woman in a red tub.

You can find more of Chappiy’s work on Tumblr and DeviantArt.

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“Big Damn Patch” Brings Big Changes to ‘H1Z1′

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:57

A substantial update recently brought some much-needed tweaks and features to H1Z1, the open-world zombie survival game that passed the coveted million sold milestone on Steam Early Access last month.

Dubbed the “Big Damn Patch”, this update introduces a new playable character that’s been designed to make use of the new customization features developer Daybreak is looking to add in a future update. It also comes with a redesigned Dam area, workbenches for converting ammunition, a revamped Crude Map, a new R380 pistol and a variety of bug fixes.

The full list of changes can be found here.

Categories: Horror News

Bates Motel: Recap of Episode 3.05 – The Deal; First Details on Episode 3.06 – Norma Louise

Dread Central - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:05

Previously, on “Bates Motel”:  Norma attempted to unlock the secrets of the thumb drive Annika passed on before, well, Annika passed on – even involving Dylan to assist; a group of shadowy thugs descended upon the Bates Motel in search of the device, going so far as to ransack the office and threaten Dylan, who eventually hid the drive at his farm; Dylan also had a heart-to-heart with Caleb about the event that tore him and his sister apart; and, in the previous episode’s final scene, Norman discovered that Caleb was hiding out at Dylan’s farm and promised to tell Norma, threatening to destroy the relationship Dylan has tried so hard to build with her.

Tonight’s Episode 3.05 (“The Deal”) begins with Dylan avoiding his inevitable confrontation with Norma, even as she’s run off the road by one of the men who’d threatened her son the previous evening. Her attacker points out that she has something that belongs to one Bob Paris, who runs the Arcanum Club – and that Norma should meet with him soon.

Dylan eventually returns home, only for Norman to tell him that he’d already spoken with Norma and had spilled the beans about Caleb. Not long after, Dylan is contacted by the hospital to inform him of Norma’s accident. Upon his arrival, he apologizes to his mother – only to realize she has no idea about Caleb.

Romero continues his investigation into the pair of recent murders that have plagued his town and eventually takes a meeting with Paris, who readily admits that he’s missing the all-important thumb drive and suggests that it would be best for Romero to retrieve it from Norma for him.

Dylan confronts Norman about the revelation (or lack thereof) concerning Caleb, pointing out that Norma has no idea about it. Norman insists he told her, but Dylan states that it doesn’t matter as he plans on telling Norma himself anyway. Norman eventually speaks with his mother, gently prodding to see if she remembers him telling her anything important earlier that morning – only to discover that he may have had another blackout and had hallucinated the entire conversation.

Dylan’s housemate and fellow grower Gunner discovers the hidden drive and, in his boredom, cracks the password and opens the files within – revealing a financial ledger that appears to detail the illegal revenue from the drug trade that could take down several of the town’s more prominent and wealthy members.  Dylan tells Norma, who races to Romero and admits that she has the device. She points out that she wants to meet with Bob Paris and attempt to trade the drive – but not without getting something in return for her trouble. There’s some great acting from Farmiga in this scene, as she breaks down while discussing all this town has done to her and why she deserves something for that.

Romero, though wary of her plan, accompanies her to the meeting with Paris, where Norma demands the man’s help in rerouting the bypass to better accommodate her business in exchange for her silence regarding the drive’s contents (also, she wants a billboard… and a pool… with a jacuzzi). Paris agrees to everything, delighting Norma even as a still-concerned Romero watches on.

All’s well for Norma by episode’s end, until her sons sit her down to reveal the truth about Caleb and his whereabouts. The revelation that Dylan had been harboring her brother (and the fact that Norman now seems to be supporting his big brother’s decision) drives Norma a bit mad, sending her into a rage that sees her packing up in a hurry and leaving her boys – and possibly her entire life – in her rearview mirror.

It’s another solid episode this week, showcasing some great acting while furthering the plot in interesting ways. At this season’s midpoint things appear to be reaching the boiling point with every character, which will surely play out in fascinating ways. It was nice to see Dylan take a bit of the spotlight this week as well, as the interesting character is occasionally underused (or used regrettably, as with last season’s drug trade subplot). Here’s looking forward to the next installment, Episode 3.06, “Norma Louise.” Check out the synopsis below.

“Bates Motel” Episode 3.06 – “Norma Louise” (airs 4/13/15)
Norma considers a life outside of White Pine Bay, leaving Norman in a vulnerable position. As Dylan and Emma bond over helping their friend through a rough night, Caleb makes a difficult decision, and Romero is confronted by a new threat.

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Categories: Horror News

Supernatural Terrorizer ‘Stephanie’ Casts Up

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:43

Kenneth Choi, who most recently appeared on NBC’s series “Allegiance” and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”, has joined Universal’s horror-thriller Stephanie, says THR.

The story centers on a young girl named Stephanie (Crooks) who is abandoned by her parents, forced to survive on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle. When her parents return to claim their daughter, they find dark supernatural forces are wreaking havoc, with Stephanie at the center of the turmoil.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who helmed 2014′s Winter’s Tale, is directing the Blumhouse and Chapter One project, which will also star Frank Grillo, Shree Crooks and Anna Torv.

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script for the horror project, which will be produced by Jason Blum and Matt Kaplan alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle. Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will executive produce.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Zombie Daughter, ‘Maggie’ (Poster)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:36

Indiewire shares the official one-sheet for Henry Hobson’s zombie film, Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs and Final Girl) and Joely Richardson.

In the film, “A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.

Maggie will be making its world premiere at the Tribeca FilmFestival on April 22 and hits theaters and VOD on May 8th.

Watch the trailer here:

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Oren Peli’s ‘Area 51′ Sighting?!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:23

It took a few years for San Diego filmmaker Oren Peli‘s Paranormal Activity to make it into theaters. After World Premiering at the 2007 Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, the supernatural box office smash played Slamdance in 2008 before finally getting a release through Paramount Pictures in September of 2009. Before then, Paramount, with the help of Steven Spielberg, was working to remake the low budget indie that ended up being the biggest found footage success since The Blair Witch Project. With five sequels since its release (one coming this October), it appears they finally made the right decision in releasing the original (with an upgraded finale, new editing and sound design).

After such a smash, Hollywood always gifts the filmmakers with their sophomore project. Many of our younger readers may not know this but, Mr. Peli, the man behind Paranormal Activity, has actually directed another found-footage feature. An alien abduction movie titled Area 51.

The movie was cast (Sandra Staggs, Roy Abramsohn, David Saucedo, Glenn Campbell, and Jelena Nik) and filmed in 2009/2010, and had additional photography done on multiple occasions (not uncommon with Blumhouse productions) throughout the years.

Allegedly, the footage takes us back to 1994 where three friends travel to the infamous Area 51 in order to learn its terrifying secrets. The group then finds themselves running for their lives as an unprecedented event occurs.

Related Editorial: [Remember This?] Oren Peli’s ‘Area 51′?

Paranormal Activity discoverers and producers Steven Schneider and Jason Blum were behind the long lost project, which has since become folklore. Blumhouse, who now has various distribution deals, could easily unload the troubled project, which appears to be the case.

Several minutes ago Bloody Disgusting reader Nathan Yocum sent a tweet directly to Jason Blum asking if we’ll ever see Area 51. To his (and our) surprise, Blum responded with some positive news, telling Yocum that we’ll finally see what’s inside Area 51 “very very very soon.” That’s a bold proclamation that should have horror fans in a frenzy.

Back in 2013 Blum told us that they were still tinkering with the movie, but I’ve never heard of a film being toyed with for several year. I am definitely curious to see if Area 51 gets some sort of theatrical run or gets the Mockingbird/The Town That Dreaded Sundown VOD dump.

Oh, and to those who think this is the first found-footage alien movie – you are greatly mistaken

@nathantexyocum very very very soon. –JB

— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) April 7, 2015

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The Vampire Diaries Shocker – Nina Dobrev Leaving at the End of Season 6

Dread Central - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:45

Well, the rumors of a shake-up on set have been rampant since “The Vampire Diaries” co-stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder stopped dating in “real life,” and now it looks like at least one of them is true.  As she told her fans just short while ago, Dobrev is indeed leaving the show to pursue other opportunities.

In her own words on Instagram:

I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.

There’s more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you’ll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert’s life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her — and to my work family — as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend’s pictures were just the beginning). You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for ‘that Twilight TV show.’ I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what’s coming, you don’t.

Love, Nina

Nina’s statement was followed up by exec producer Julie Plec’s, who told Deadline:

Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful. After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of “The Vampire Diaries” has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected. Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.

She also added with regard to Michael Trevino (Tyler), who was recently cast in a pilot:

Michael has been a beloved member of the “Vampire Diaries” family since day one. Even though he’s also going to be out in the world exploring new opportunities, we look forward to finding creative ways to make sure he and his character, Tyler Lockwood, always remain a part of the show.

“The Vampire Diaries” is currently on a brief hiatus and will return on April 16th.

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.18 – “I Could Never Love Like That” (4/16/15)
KILLER KARAOKE – With their humanity turned off, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to come up with a risky plan involving Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). After rushing to help Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) treat victims of Stefan and Caroline’s latest killing spree, Elena (Nina Dobrev) discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to reevaluate her own life as a vampire.

Meanwhile, when Sarah (guest star Tristan Mays) boldly turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo (Michael Malarkey), he is forced to open up about his tragic past. Lastly, at Scull Bar, a twisted round of karaoke leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) in a dangerous situation. Leslie Libman directed the episode with story by Matthew D’Ambrosio and teleplay by Chad Fivash and James Stoteraux.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on Blu-ray and DVD

Dread Central - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:34

One of the best reviewed films of the year, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (review) is finally coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Kino Lorber, and we have a peek at the goodies right here for you. Look for it in stores and online April 21st.

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom… blood red.

The first Iranian Vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.

Special Features:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Collectible Graphic Novels with Essay by Eric Kohn
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Q&A Hosted by Roger Corman at the Hammer Museum, part of MoMA’s Contenders Series
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer
  • VICE Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
  • VICE Meets Ana Lily Amirpour and Sheila Vand



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Kenneth Choi Meets Stephanie

Dread Central - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:25

Some quick late-day casting news has arrived for Universal’s horror-thriller Stephanie as THR is reporting that “Sons of Anarchy” star Kenneth Choi has signed up for active duty.

He will join the previously announced Frank Grillo, Shree Crooks, and Anna Torv for the latest film from director Akiva Goldsman. Universal Pictures acquired Stephanie from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

First announced last summer, the film was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, whose script was voted to the 2012 Blood List.

Abandoned by her parents in their remote home, Stephanie (Crooks) survives on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle, while a dark supernatural force looms in the background. When her mother and father return to claim her, the malevolent power spins out of control with Stephanie at the center.

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First Clip Found in Dark Places

Dread Central - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:16

The first clip from Dark Places, the new Charlize Theron flick that’s based on another torrid tale from the author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, has arrived. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon.

Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Shannon Kook, and Corey Stoll also star. The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.

Synopsis:
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.

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[Podcast] Whatever – April 6th, 2015 – “A Fast, Furious Goodbye”

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:50

This week: Furious 7‘s touching goodbye (*spoilers*), why an all digital future might suck, how Prey (2006) still holds up, and more!

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