Russian digital artist Nikolay Tsys creates some truly unsettling images and creatures. From this octopus humanoid to this floating/flying stingray with a face, his works are incredible, highly detailed, and something out of a nightmare.
But perhaps the freakiest one, at least for an arachnophobe like myself, is his take on what a “real life Spiderman” would look like. Rather than being normal looking human with spider-like superpowers, the huge-eyed mask isn’t a mask at all. Rather, it’s the actual face of Peter Parker. And you know what? I wouldn’t hesitate to spray him down with every can of Raid I could get my hands on. Seriously, just looking at this picture freaks me right the fuck out.
Just look for yourself. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure, says The Guardian.
The veteran actor, best known for a variety of films from Dracula to The Wicker Man through to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, passed away on Sunday morning at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, according to sources.
As well as his career in film, Lee also released a series of heavy metal albums, including “Charlemagne: The Omens of Death,” adds the site. He was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011.
Lee started his legendary run as the king of horror when he joined Hammer Films’ 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein before starring in, get this, Horror of Dracula, Corridors of Blood, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mummy, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, The Skull, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Scream and Scream Again, Count Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula, The House That Dripped Blood, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula and many, many more.
Later in Christopher Lee’s career, he could be seen in Howling II: … Your Sister Is a Werewolf, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Burke and Hare, Season of the Witch, The Wicker Man, The Wicker Tree, and even Dark Shadows. Tim Burton was clearly a huge fan.
We will all miss him and never forget the horror legacy left behind.
Director Paul Feig has taken to Twitter to announce that actor Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters film, apparently in the role of the receptionist for the supernatural fighting foursome. He joins Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, who will be the protagonists of the film.
According to Variety, Hemsworth was wanted for a role in the film from early stages. However, the initial part they had in mind was too small, according to the star. Since then, the script has been reworked and the part made more substantial.
Feig is directing the film based of a script written by him and Kate Dippold. Ivan Reitman is producing the film.
The film’s expected release date is July 22, 2016.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 10, 2015
A new preview for tomorrow’s episode of “Hannibal” presents not only the return of Special Agent Will Graham but also the character of detective Rinaldo Pazzi, who originally made his appearance in the 2001 film of the same name. The clip shows the two interacting, getting a feel for one another as Will arrives in Palermo, Italy. The full episode will air tomorrow on NBC at 10pm EST.
The show’s synopsis:
After the shocking events of the season two finale, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe – accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) – sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected way.
The past few days have seen a lot of controversy surrounding German filmmaker Uwe Boll, who was trying to raise fund through Kickstarter for Rampage 3, which looks like it won’t make its near $56,000 goal in the next 32 hours. Boll went on racist and profanity laden rants that he posted to YouTube which have since gone viral, drawing a lot of scorn and ire towards the director.
One person who decided to take full advantage of this situation is Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman, who created his own video that parodies Boll’s, even going so far as (poorly) stealing the same background.
I gotta tell you, Kaufman’s video is goddamn hilarious! He mocks specific things that Boll ranted about, all while using the opportunity to thank the fans and thank Kickstarter for everything that each has done. Plus, his Uwe Boll “accent” is atrocious, which he also mocks, saying at one point, “I’m starting to sound a little more like Mel Brooks!”
Troma is currently Kickstarting Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2, which you can see more about here.
Reviewed By Taylor Hoffman –– Valkyrie @ Black Cat Comics, SLC // @taylorcheckers
We Can Never Go Home #3 diverges from the first two issues of non-stop action to take care of some important character development amidst the madness. It’s an incredibly smart move to slow down the pace for everyone to catch their breath, re-focus, and get ready to kick more ass. “Big Mouth Strikes Again” is the third track on the epic mix tape and we really see how desperately Maddie and Duncan want to take their place in the human race, but there’s no safe space for them to rest or play for very long. After a few days on the run and a few more dead bodies later, Duncan and Maddie have a ton of cash and the police on their backs. Naturally, it’s time for new clothes, cotton candy, and more blood.
STORY BY: Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon
ART BY: Joshua Hood
COLORS BY: Tyler Boss
LETTERS BY: Jim Campbell
COVER BY: Michael Walsh
PUBLISHER: Black Mask
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Jun 10th, 2015
There’s more sweetness mixed into the chaos as the obvious lovebirds do their weird teenage mating ritual while hitting up more drug dealers for money. There’s a clear Kill Your Boyfriend vibe, but it’s not just Duncan running the show. Instead, Maddie takes charge of herself and her surroundings when faced with conflict this time around. When police knock down the door to their motel, she doesn’t hesitate to prove to be the real threat against authority figures.
While Duncan’s huddled on the floor, she’s taking out enemies one by one. Between throwing cops onto the roof like that pizza in Breaking Bad and teaching a cat-caller a very important lesson in basic human communication, Maddie’s real strength shows in her conviction to not taking shit anymore. The creative team spends a few pages on Maddie finding a new uniform that is an apt sneer at the ridiculousness of costumed heroines often in impractical “weird bathing suit” garb. It’s not just a jab at those designs and more a remark about individualism without being overdone. It’s pauses like this and a scene in the cleverly Black Mask Studios themed amusement park –– someone better start building that Space Riders roller coaster –– that help round out the world and the characters.
While her laser eyes and incredible strength might qualify Maddie to be part of the A-Force next to She-Hulk, this issue reminds us that being a superhero is not the point. The powers are only tools for our characters and so far they’re as inexplicable and brutal as the tools featured on the cover. It’s something more than hormones and something less than supernatural that makes all these power dynamics work together.
Duncan’s cursed with the power of thought and having the ability to kill anybody instantaneously, but he doesn’t. It’s about how to use a given strength for good. Sure, they might be hurting people, but they’re hurting the people that hurt them and other innocents. Maybe there’s some plausible karmic balance if not justice and revenge. There’s something so strangely beautiful and simply punk to this book that you’ve just gotta root for these two to kiss, blast “Damaged Goods” by Gang Of Four on repeat, and take over the world. Neither bullies nor bullets can stop them now. Isn’t anyone looking for them, though?
Let’s all hope that “Girlfriend in a Coma” isn’t playing up next.
Now this is how you do a season finale! There were at least three moments in the episode where I audibly gasped during “Blaine’s World” (Major getting stabbed, the Meat Cute exploding with Evan standing outside, and Liv saying she wouldn’t donate her blood to save her brother) and any episode of a television show that can make me do that is fantastic. It’s a good thing iZombie is coming back in the fall, because if we had to wait until next March for a new season it wouldn’t be pleasant.
Everything was tied together in the end of “Blaine’s World,” and neither bad guy was killed off of the show for good. Both Blaine and Max Rager CEO Vaughn Du Clark both emerged from the episode bruised and battered (and cured, in Blaine’s case), but it looks like they will be back next season to go head to head with Liv.
Surprisingly, most of the episode was focused on Major (Ravi had surprisingly little screen time and Peyton didn’t even make an appearance). I’ve said it several times in my previous reviews (and I will refrain from doing so once the second season begins), but Major has become one of the best (possibly the best) parts of the show. His arc all season has been phenomenal, with the only weak point coming from Liv’s reluctance to tell him the truth. Even that issue was remedied once he confronted Liv about all of the secrets she has kept from him all season.
It was a cathartic scene between Major and Liv, brilliantly acted by Rose McIver and Robet Buckley, with Major essentially voicing every thought the audience has had all season. Liv is the main character of the show, but it’s hard not to side with Major in this argument. All of Liv’s motivations for keeping things from Major have been purely selfish, and not in his best interest. It was wonderful to finally see the two hash it out.
Also nice was to see Major kick some serious ass. After creatively escaping from Blaine’s freezer (which was a unique and original form of torture) he went Rambo on the entire staff of the Meat Cute in a thrilling sequence that I would like to see more of in the second season. Hopefully that tease of Clive ordering a gun residue test on Major will just lead to Liv opening up to him as well, as I don’t particularly want to see a season of Major on trial for mass murder.
I don’t want to make it seem like Liv was a supporting player in her own season finale. She still had plenty to do, but none of it was particularly interesting until the final act. McIver got to show off her acting skills by making some tough decisions during the episode. Her decision to turn Major and then cure him again after their heart-to-heart was powerful, but it was watching her decide not to donate blood to her brother that held the most weight. It was also a surprising choice for the season cliffhanger, but that’s what made it work.
Elsewhere, Suzuki blew up the Meat Cute, but not before writing Blaine’s name in blood all over the walls (at least I think it was Blaine’s name). This was a jam-packed finale with plenty of phenomenal moments. It’s everything a season finale of a show should be. Let’s hope season two can live up to the high bar season one has set.
- Chapter Titles Of The Week: Major Cold Spell; And Then There Was One; Meet The New Boss; Great Balls of Ire; Getting a Bum Rap; Don’t Turn Around, Uh Oh; Bloodbath and Beyond. I vote for Bloodbath and Beyond.
- Zombie Power Of The Week: Super Snarkiness! Not one of my favorite brains this season but Liv did get some funny one-liners.
- “Not to speak ill of the dead but she’s kind of a snarky little bitch.” -Liv on Theresa
- “Hey! Creepy Stares-A-Lot. I’m not on a sex cam I can see you!” -Liv to new employee.
- The shot of Tommy’s brainless corpse was pretty gruesome by CW standards.
- “He made a funny sound while spitting on you?” -Liv, when the homeless guy was trying to describe the explosion.
- So…Vaughn Du Clark’s master plan for his energy drink is to make it so that sleep is a thing of the past? Alright. It’s not exactly genius, but alright.
- That Super Max can sure did look like a Red Bull knockoff didn’t it?
- Blaine’s first meal as a newly-cured zombie? Hot Pockets.
- “Just what we need: a noise complaint! You’ve got the slow and agonizing death thing under control, right? Great! I hope it hurts.” -I love David Anders, and I’m happy he’s sticking around next season so we can get more wonderful lines like this.
- “Make more now bitch!”
- That’s it for the first season everyone! Hope you’ve enjoyed reading my reviews as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. See you again in the fall when Season 2 premieres!
Check out this promo poster for AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” now filming in Vancouver with additional photography taking place in Los Angeles at a later date.
“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer.
Lionsgate Premiere’s Cooties poster heads to the schoolyard for an epic battle between man and child-zombies.
From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.
The trailer is truly something special as it’s a rare horror commodity to see children turned into horrific creatures. It takes something as fun and in good-spirits as Cooties – does this not look like an instant cult classic in the making?
The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.
The Sundance hit Cooties will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive teaser trailer debut for David Spaltro’s …In the Dark, which follows a skeptical grad student and a renowned paranormal specialist who investigate a potentially haunted home, and the troubled, young woman inside whose affliction may be beyond the capacity of either of them.
…In the Dark, starring Grace Folsom, Lynn Justinger, Fiona Horrigan, Catherine Cobb Ryan, and Kayla Leasure, is a collaboration between Seven Oaks Films, Intimation Productions, and writer-director David Spaltro (…Around, Things I Don’t Understand).
“Skeptical grad student, Veronica Carpenter (Lynn Justinger), interviews renowned paranormal specialist, Dr. Lois Kearne (Fiona Horrigan), for her thesis on the benefits of her supernatural research in regards to modern psychology, and joins her on a field study trip to a Brooklyn home supposedly “besieged by evil”. Once at the residence of nurse Joan Mills (Catherine Cobb Ryan) and Bethany (Grace Folsom), her recently returned daughter, the investigators are immediately confronted with dark secrets, darker energies, unexplainably horrific events, and a young girl who’s affliction tests the boundaries of all their collective research and experience, everyone to confront their own haunted pasts and demons. The explosive revelations and finale ask all involved, and the audience, what exactly is lying hungrily in wait ‘…In the Dark.’“
Combining both the appeal of the thrills and chills that is a staple of the horror genre, as well as a strong, original story, headed by a female cast of some of NYC’s most talented actresses, …In the Dark is said to be a lovingly bloody valentine to the inspirational works of Stephen King, John Carpenter, and The Exorcist.
Keep up with the film on Facebook.
The first image of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, respectively) from the upcoming six-episode season of “The X-Files” has surfaced! It’s not a clean photo as it’s a shot of a screen from a production tent, but the focus is definitely on the two characters.
While Scully looks as regal and well put together as ever, Mulder definitely looks like time has caught up with him. He’s got grey stubble and is unkemptly dressed.
The new season will air in early 2016. While there are speculations on what the episodes will be about, nothing has been confirmed by FOX or show creator Chris Carter.
— The X-Files (@thexfilesfox) June 10, 2015
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the 2015 edition of the Halloween Horror Nights, which takes place at Universal Orlando from September 18th through November 1st, will see a new haunted house themed after the 2003 slasher horror Freddy Vs. Jason.
Creative Director of the event Michael Aiello states, “Our goal this year is a nice blend of things that recognize the history of our event.”
The attraction begins with guests going through a Camp Crystal Lake-themed maze followed by entering Elm Street. It all culminates with guests entering the middle of a fight between Freddy and Jason. According to Aiello, it’s never clear who wins the battle as the outcome will change each time.
According to the official press release, here is what attendees can look forward to:
Weave through Elm Street and straight into Freddy Krueger’s nightmares
Visit Camp Crystal Lake and come face-to-face with the hockey-masked killer, Jason Voorhees
Witness iconic kills – and become the next target
Fight to survive the terrifying showdown between the two titans of terror
Halloween Horror nights will run 30 nights through the dates mentioned above and will have nine total haunted houses.
The first TV spot for the upcoming spy thriller Spectre has arrived and it’s full of action, thrills, and intrigue!
The film’s synopsis reads:
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Spectre stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, and Monica Belluci. The film comes to theaters this November.
I’m a HUGE fan of the 007 series. I grew up watching the marathons with my dad on TBS and I’ve always enjoyed the films, although I’m not too keen on A View To A Kill. I’m beyond excited for this film and cannot WAIT for it to come out!
After reporting on the hot new genre projects in development in Brussels back in April the co-production market moves back to it’s birth place in Montreal for the 6th anniversary. Old blood & new is set to mix in July as the full list of projects have just been announced. As the titles & talent involved start to conjure an air of mystery I’ve added some more details after scratching the skin of public sources on certain movies.
Frontières is pleased to announce an additional 13 projects from a strong cross-section of experienced and emerging directors and producers from across North America and Europe, including Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS) and Jennifer Jonas(GERONTOPHILIA, TRIGGER, MONKEY WARFARE).
These projects join a line-up of previously announced titles from John McNaughton(HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, WILD THINGS), producers Michael Roiff (WAITRESS, IN YOUR EYES) and Ritesh Batra (THE LUNCHBOX), director Srdjan Spasojevic (A SERBIAN FILM), and producer Rob Cotterill (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN).
Frontières@Fantasia 2015: Second Wave of Projects
12 FRAMES / SECOND (Québec)
Director/Writer: Martin Laroche
Producer: Yanick Létourneau (Peripheria Productions)
THE BEAUTIFUL (USA)
Director/Writer: Todd E. Freeman
Producers: Jason Freeman, Todd E. Freeman, Lara Cuddy (Polluted Pictures)
See a mood board for The Beautiful on Pinterest
BUTCHER SHOP (USA)
Directors / Writers: Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson
Producer: Michelle Miller (BAPart Films)
COUNTRY HOUSE (Spain)
Director / Writer: Fernando Ronchese
Producer: Angel Sala (Level 5 Consulting SL / La Fiera Group Production SL)
THE DESIGNER (USA)
Director/Writer: Graham Reznick
Producers: Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Graham Reznick (Glass Eye Pix)
Bloody-Disgusting previously reported on The Designer back in 2012 which featured a teaser that you can see below. I’m curious to see how the project has evolved since we last heard about it. The website seems to tease elements of wearable tech which are now common place in the present day.
THE DEVIL ON WHEELS (Spain / UK)
Director/Writer: Enric Folch
Producers: Enric Folch, Roger Allen, Orio Marcos (The Devil on Wheels Productions LTD / SETMÀGIC Audiovisual)
THE DREAMLANDS (Germany)
Director / Writer: Huan Vu
Producers: Jan Roth, Huan Vu (Sphärentor UG)
EL GIGANTE (Canada)
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Writers: Shane McKenzie / Co-Written by Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul Guerrero
Producer: Raynor Shima (LuchaGore Productions)
After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. He attempts to escape, but is surrounded by a sadistic family, who watch him with hungry eyes. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!
THE EXISTENCE OF LIBERTY WHITE (UK)
Director: Nick Parish
Writer: Gwilym Davies
Producer: Zack Winfield (Milkwood Film Productions)
Director: Mikko Lopponen
Writers: Mikko Lopponen, Ramin Sohrab, Kevin Frazier
Producers: Ramin Sohrab, Sonja Farling, Kevin Frazier (Sonram Productions)
LEAGUE OF MONSTER SLAYERS (Canada)
Writers: Leonard Farlinger & Aaron Woodley
Producers: Jennifer Jonas & Shannon Fewster (New Real Films)
NEVER TEAR US APART (Québec)
Director / Writer: Sid Zanforlin
Producers: Patricia Gomez Zlatar, Chris Bavota (Head on the Door Productions)
PILL #1618 (Lithuania / Italy)
Director: Domante Urmonaite
Writers: Domante Urmonaite / Story by Martynas Mendelis, Domante Urmonaite
Producers: Stasys Baltakis (Baltic Productions / Film Jam), Chiara Barbo (Pilgrim Film)
Frontières@Fantasia 2015: First Wave Projects(*Previously Announced)
3 1/2 (USA – India)
Director: Sooni Taraporevala
Writer: Sooni Taraporevala
Producer: Michael Roiff (Night & Day Pictures)
Executive Producer: Ritesh Batra
CARNY KILL (USA)
Director: John McNaughton
Writer: John McNaughton & Ted Mann (Screenplay) / Robert Edmond Alter (Novel)
Producer: Steven A. Jones
Directors: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell (RKSS FILMS)
Writers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms Inc.)
KILL MODE (Netherlands)
Director: Thijs Meuwese
Co-Director: Colinda Bongers
Writer: Thijs Meuwese
Producers: Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese
‘LUDE BEHAVIOR (Québec)
Director: Renaud Gauthier
Writer: Renaud Gauthier & Mary Elizabeth Hickey
Producer: Mathieu Gauthier (GoBROS Pictures)
Director: Seth Smith
Writer: Darcy Spidle, Seth Smith
Producer: Rob Cotterill (Yer Dead Productions)
SYNCRETIZE (USA / Canada / Haiti)
Director: Matt Swinsky
Writer: Bryan Strickland
Producers: Katarina Gligorijevic, Tim Reis, Matt Swinsky (Ultra 8 Pictures & Vrille Film)
Executive Producer: Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures)
Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic
Established in 2012 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières has since developed into a biannual transatlantic circuit between Montreal and Brussels. Frontières is the first market to specifically focus on the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe. Frontières is a collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and Vision-in-Motion. Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, SODEC, Telefilm Canada, and Concordia University.
For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com
The Others director Alejandro Amenabar is back with a new chiller, Regression, which pits Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight, Training Day) and Emma Watson (Noah, Harry Potter) against a Satanic cult.
We now have the official U.S. trailer and news that Dimension Films will release on August 28th, 2015.
The Regression trailer is way different than the international one, keeping the hooded figures a mystery (there’s a really brief, fuzzy shot of them) and saving them for a bigger reveal during the film’s release.
“Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) , Dale Dickey (Winter´s Bone, True Blood), Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also star.
If you only read one Secret Wars tie in let it be “Weirdworld” #1. This book is beautiful, gruesome and wicked cool. It’s the utterly unexpected gem that no one should miss, even though it’ll probably be looked over by most.
WRITTEN BY: Jason Aaron
ART BY: Mike Del Mundo
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
RELEASE: June 10, 2015
There’s no Iron Man or Wolverine here to sell the book just Arkon, the warlord from Polemachus. You remember Arkon and Polemachus right? I sure don’t, had to look him up, but that’s just because I was curious. Don’t worry though, the accessibility here is through the roof. Weirdworld gives you everything you’d ever need to know, these could’ve been 100% original characters and it wouldn’t have changed a thing. Change the names and this could easily be an incredible creator owned title put out by Image or BOOM. In fact I wish it was, then it could continue on past Secret Wars, it’d probably be a lot more marketable and I feel it’d reach a larger audience. I guess what I’m trying to say is Weirdworld transcends its status as a tie-in and I love it to death.
We pick up mid endless journey with Arkon fighting Giant Squidsharks, while reminiscing about earlier fights with a swarms of flying spiders and a tribe of headhunters in canoes made of skinned human faces. This is WEIRDWORLD, anything is possible. Arkon has been trekking across Weirdworld for what seems like forever to him. He’s been at it for so long every day blends into a blur of blood and carnage, eternally searching for his way home, back to Polemachus.
Weirdworld is unabashedly spectacular in every conceivable way. The writing and art are in perfect synergy with each other crafting something wondrously weird. I can see this book being glossed over by many but if it’s given the chance it deserves it’ll shine brighter than anything else. Get the word out, push Weirdworld on everyone you know and make this book a hit!
The hilarious mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows (read our review) debuts on Blu-ray and DVD July 21, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Written and directed by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark), the film is a smart and witty send-up that follows an endearingly unhip quartet of vampires. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award, What We Do In the Shadows was also an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and more.
“Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts.”
The What We Do In the Shadows Blu-ray features more than two hours of uproarious bonus material including commentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, video extras, interviews, promo videos and a poster gallery. The film will also be available as a single disc DVD.
Check out the trailer and huge image gallery here.
For a group of teenage friends, a devastating fate lurks on the other side of a computer screen in Unfriended (review, review #2, review #3), the first in a new generation of found-footage thrillers coming to Digital HD July 28, 2015 and Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand August 11, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
“What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure. The anonymous intruder implicates each of them in the death of an acquaintance, revealing damning secrets and transforming trusted allies into wary adversaries. Forced into a sordid “game,” the teens try to figure out who is behind the mysterious threat, but all signs point to a power from beyond the grave.”
Playing out in real time almost entirely on a computer screen, Unfriended features a rising young cast that includes Shelley Hennig (Ouija, “Teen Wolf”), Moses Storm (“The 4 to 9ers: The Day Crew,” “About a Boy”) and Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Still Standing”).
What happens when a video store clerk is sucked through his TV & forced to live through the VHS collection one cassette at a time? The answer lies in new Canadian web series “Straight To Video: The B-Movie Odyssey.”
After going through various life cycles the project was finally supported by the Telus STORYHIVE initiative meaning the team no longer had to rely on late fees from overdue movies to make the be kind rewind mayhem .
Watch the pilot episode that won them the grand award starring American Mary’s Tristan Risk before looking over some stills featuring Astron-6’s Matthew Ward Kennedy & Conor Sweeney that appear in a forthcoming episode. Get ready to binge & fill that gaping retro hole prized open by Kung Fury punches as all episodes go online in July.
“Roche Limit: Clandestiny” #2 ups the ante with an action packed issue. Our heroes begin to face off against some truly insidious creatures and encounter some unexpected help. While last issue flirted with the potential dangers of Dispater’s wasteland they are on full display here. No one is safe and disaster lays in wait around every corner. Something sinister is brewing and it threatens to consume them all.
WRITTEN BY: Michael Moreci
ART BY: Kyle Charles
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: June 10, 2015
The issue kicks off with one of the raddest involuntary lobotomies I’ve ever seen. It also cements the black beasts as a force not to be fucked with. That’s right, entirely black beasts, exactly like the ones from the epilogue of Roche Limit #5. It’s unclear if these are the exact same ones from the epilogue or if they’re possibly descendants from those beasts.
They may not even be ‘beasts’, in fact I’d say it’s a safe bet to say that they’re much more than any animal. Coupled with another new development in this issue they feel almost supernatural, which is intriguing for a Sci-Fi book. Interestingly they can be hurt by conventional weaponry to some degree. Additionally we learn they’re not afraid of fire but still avoid it because it’d burn them, indicating that there’s a certain degree of intelligence. The mysteries just keep piling up in an exceptionally exciting way making every tidbit of info thrilling.
My only problem with this issue comes from a mildly confusing art choice. Sasha and Kim look far too alike, the first few times I read the flashback scene I thought it was Sasha’s flashback. Their hair and faces look almost identical, yes there are subtle differences but they’re not noticeable enough. Clandestiny’s cast of characters is decently sized and to be honest I don’t have everyone’s names down yet so when they look alike it’s befuddling.
Roche Limit’s second series continues to impress just as much as the original. The mysteries and intrigue grow leaps and bounds each issue, always leaving you salivating for more. Minor issues aside this book’s presentation stellar in every regard.