Welcome back to our fourth annual 13 Days of Horror series, where we celebrate all things scary because it’s October and that’s what the cool kids do. Every year I do something different, so this year won’t be like the previous three. For the next two weeks, I’ll be playing horror games — a new game every day. If thirteen days of me freaking out sounds fun, you’re going to love this.
If you’d rather play the game yourself, you can get it here.
I’ll admit that prior to this new trailer, I was having a little trouble getting excited for Eko Software’s upcoming zombie arcade game How to Survive. After watching this and seeing how deep the customization and survival systems are, it looks pretty great. State of Decay may have some competition, but we won’t know for sure until this hits Steam, PSN and XBLA on October 23rd. Trailer after the jump!
Rebellion’s follow-up to their cooperative zombie and monster shoot ‘em up will arrive this Halloween, exclusively on PC. If you didn’t play the first game, it’s actually quite a bit of fun, assuming you have some friends to play it with. The first time you get to watch a well-placed shot enter a zombie’s cranium in slow motion is particularly satisfying. I’m looking forward to more of that when Nazi Zombie Army 2 launches on Steam and Rebellion’s GameStore.
After the break I have a brand new trailer for you to enjoy. It shows off some of the game’s creepy new environments. They’re pretty now, but come Halloween, I’ll be painting their walls with the grey squishy brainstuffs of a thousand unsuspecting zombies.
You know a soon-to-be-married couple is going to do well when they share similar passions and interests AND they’re willing to show off that connection in an engagement photo shoot. Cute engaged couple Josh and Van had an engagement photo session scheduled with photographer Brandon Gray, who decided to spice up the shoot by setting the location at the worst possible campground known to horror fans: Camp Crystal Lake.
Now, as if you couldn’t guess it, things started off well and nice and then quickly devolved into a full on slaughter fest. Check out the beautiful, deceased couple below!
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Premium network EPIX gets special with the effects when it presents “All Hallows’ Evil” Halloween marathon, October 30-31. The evening features 9 demonic-plagued films, including the World Premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary “Nightmare Factory” at 8pm on October 30.
“Nightmare Factory”, is a 90-minute documentary about the acclaimed Oscar-winning Hollywood special effects house KNB, responsible for creating “The Walking Dead” zombies and the makeup effects for close to 1000 feature films!!
“Nightmare Factory”, directed by Donna Davies (Zombiemania), is the story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together with gore masters Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman, Nicotero went on to create KNB EFX Group, one of the most prolific makeup effects studios in the world. After twenty years as the “go to guy” for the world’s most successful horror/sci-fi films, Greg Nicotero is the first one directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez call.
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Those appearing in “Nightmare Factory” include George A. Romero, John Carpenter, John Landis, Tom Savini, Frank Darabont, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus and Laurie Holden.
Farah Al-Hakkak (ShadowJayd) and Lonnie Nadler (Lonmonster) are back to showcase more first-rate horror artwork from the finest artists the comics industry has to offer. This week, the Visions of Horror spotlight will be shining on Ghastly Award winner Riley Rossmo, and his critically acclaimed work on Kurtis J. Wiebe’s “Green Wake”. Specifically, Bloody-Disgusting will look at his wicked cover art for issue #2, as well as a particularly powerful page from issue #5. So, without further ado, kindly hit the jump to check his pieces out.
In 2006, Canadian artist Riley Rossmo broke into the comic book industry through AIT/Planet Lar, thanks to his collaborative work with Alex Grecian on “Seven Sons”. Together, they went on to create an ongoing series called “Proof”, which was published by Image Comics the following year. His subsequent — and notable — work with the aforementioned publishing company quickly helped him establish a name for himself, and even garnered Hollywood attention from Disney and Universal Studios. The latter is set to bring Rossmo and A.J. Lieberman’s “Cowboy Ninja Viking” series to life in a film adaptation directed by World War Z’s Marc Forster. How rad is that?
In 2011, Rossmo and Kurtis J. Wiebe’s psychological horror series “Green Wake” was released. Though the book flew under the radar, it received high critical praise, and the book — along with its creative team — received a number of well-deserved nominations and awards for their exceptional work. Wiebe was named Outstanding Comic Book Writer by the Joe Shuster Awards, and “Green Wake” won a 2011 Ghastly Award for ‘Best New Series’ alongside Rossmo, who was named ‘Best Artist’.
For those unfamiliar with the series, it’s a remarkable murder mystery story of loss and horror, set in the forgotten town of Green Wake. The residents deal with confusing memory lapses and can never leave; and it’s rife with insanely messed up — though incredibly significant — imagery involving grisly murders and gross monsters that just drip through Rossmo’s pencils and colours. Fitting the dark tone of the series perfectly, his surreal artwork is moody, gritty, dramatically evocative and strikingly atmospheric. His manically unique style is so distinguishably his that Rossmo’s confidence in his art shines through his frenetically loose presentation on paper. His jagged, unclean lines, while chaotic in nature, are purposefully illustrated and fit exceptionally well with Wiebe’s world.
The splash page from issue #5 (below) is one of the most memorable from the series, revealing all of the traumatic events of protagonist Morley Mack’s past in just two pages. “Green Wake” is one of those books that feels so intimate yet so vast at the same time, and this piece is testament to the amount of work, care, and creativity put into the series by both Rossmo and Wiebe.
The page depicts Morley’s dark history with his lover, from wedding to death, in a stunning arrangement. Rossmo guides the reader’s eye across an array of images, evoking feelings of dread, sorrow, and pleasure simultaneously. He seamlessly brings all these elements together with his signature sketchy line work and vibrant colors, making for one of the most memorable splash pages of the series. It’s a shame the book was cut short, as we only got a glimpse of the expansive nightmarish world that was Green Wake.
Rossmo donated this fantastic Batwoman & Swamp Thing piece to the Fourth Annual San Diego Comic-Con Autograph Card CBLDF/TFAW Auction. It’s not related to “Green Wake”, but we love it. So look at it.
Next up from Riley Rossmo is his book “Drumhellar”. The first issue drops in November 6th, 2013.
If you want Bloody Disgusting to cover one of your favourite horror artists, or a fantastic piece of horror-related comic book art, head down to the comment section, or hit up Farah or Lonnie on Twitter.
Mondo will celebrate EC Comics & “Tales From The Crypt” this Halloween with a gallery show that will run from October 25 through November 23. Thirty-plus artists will honor one of the greatest horror television shows of all time and its origins in EC Comics, which produced some of the most original and striking horror artwork, inspiring a generation of artists and genre fans. The gallery show will feature original works of art and blood-drenched screen prints.
Bloody Disgusting has your exclusive first look at the 7″ vinyl releases that will be available at the gallery show next Friday….
The gallery opening on Friday, October 25 will be from 7:00 – 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.
Here’s a full roster of artists for the gallery show: Angryblue, Jacob Bannon, Florian Bertmer, Mike Budai, Jack Davis, Luke Drozd, Jason Edmiston, Graham Erwin, James Flames, Francesco Francavilla, Ken Garduno, Michael Hacker, Shane Hillman, Brandon Holt, Alex R. Kirzhner, Shawn K. Knight, Kraken, Jeff Lemire, Drew Millward, Chris Mooneyham, Phantom City Creative, Ed Piskor, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Jim Rugg, Neal Russler, Scarecrowoven, Eric Skillman, William Stout, Ken Taylor, Ash Thorp, Mark Todd, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Bruce White, and Christ Wright.
Tales From The Crypt 7″
Side A) Tales From The Crypt theme song by Danny Elfman
Side B) The Crypt Jam
Edition of 500
Artwork by ‘Ghoulish’ Gary Pullin, featuring Die-Cut jacket & Black vinyl.
Edition of 250
Artwork by Randy Ortiz, featuring Blood Red vinyl w/ Black haze
Edition of 250
Artwork by ‘Ghoulish’ Gary Pullin, featuring Slime Green vinyl.
Fresh off an acting break to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Haley Joel Osment – the kid from The Sixth Sense – has landed a pair of indie comedies, one of which is the Kevin Smith-helmed Tusk, Deadline reports.
In Tusk, Osment will play Teddy, whose best friend and podcast co-host (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Canada. He joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) to search for him.
This was the first time I’ve seen the movie referred to as a “comedy”, which fascinates me a bit. I always thought Human Centipede 2 was a comedy (I’m not being facetious), so I’m curious what that film with Smith’s comedy would look like. I am definitely intrigued…
Production begins next month in North Carolina and LA.
There’s nothing better than diving into some classic 1950s horror comics at this time of year. These stories have a special je ne sais quoi that you just don’t get from modern horror comics. Thankfully, we have IDW and Yoe Books bringing us another issue of “Haunted Horror”, packed with short stories from the best the comics industry has ever seen. Hit the jump to read the full “Wings of Death” story from Frank Giacoia, as featured in “Haunted Horror” #7, in stores October 23rd.
WRITTEN BY: Various
ART BY: Various
PUBLISHER: IDW Publishing
RELEASE: October 23rd, 2013
Listen to what fans are screaming about our full color reprints of banned 1950s comics:
“The dead walk again in Haunted Horror!” -Martin Hirchak
“Haunted Horror is absolutely disgusting, gory, & VERY entertaining!” -Tommy Stanziola
“From straight A student to teen junkie, the stories in this ghoulish gallery made me the man I am today!” -Ghastly Gilbert Smith
“The stories the Comics Code Authority didn’t think you could handle!” -Sean MacLellan
Friday has arrived!!! It’s time to cut loose, have a few drinks, pick up a lady or two (Who am I kidding? I’m alone all the time), and then get handcuffed to her bathtub and chainsawed in half!
Wait, what?!?! Oh yeah! That’s the premise of the new music video from Canadian punk rockers The Creepshow! Head on down below to check out their latest fare in the form of “The Devil’s Son”, which comes from their upcoming album Life After Death (out October 22nd, so pre-order here). Oh, and keep your eyes peeled to the site on Monday as we’ll have a very special treat for all you fans of the band!
The first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, will introduce a new class, the Crusader, and a bevy of new enemies, quests and environments. I had some worries that it wouldn’t come to consoles, but it looks like those worries may have been unfounded as Blizzard just confirmed they’re also bringing it to the PlayStation 4. They promise it will make full use of the console’s social features and DualShock 4′s touchpad. It’ll be playable at BlizzCon next month (Nov 8-9), if you plan on attending.
No word yet on whether or not this will also come to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but I sure hope it will. I just got my Monk to level 50 — she’s a total badass — so I’d very much like to kick the Reaper’s undead hiney in this expansion.
I’m super stoked to announce that we’ll be co-hosting the Los Angeles premiere of Joe Begos’ Almost Human! The film made a huge splash at TIFF and was picked up in short order by IFC Midnight. It’s doing the rounds in Spain at the moment but all of us LA folks will finally have a chance to see it next week!
The premiere is part of the awesome Beyond Fest and will take place on Friday, October 25th at 730PM (get there early). It’ll be at the Egyptian Theater at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
After the film I’ll be conducting a Q&A with Begos and the film’s cast (including Josh Ethier and Graham Skipper)! And that’s not all – Begos has personally chosen Demon Knight to screen after our Q&A (check out the rad poster below)! We are giving away 5 PAIRS of tickets! All you have to do to win is email me contest closed – winners notified. Tell me your favorite John Carpenter movie and PROMISE to be there by 7PM (if you win and don’t show up I’ll spam you non-stop forever). I’ll reply to all winners and inform them where to pick up their tickets.
And if you don’t win? Buy tickets HERE! It’s only $11 and you get two movies (maybe three – I’ve heard whispers of a third) along with a Q&A. Don’t be the fool that misses the premiere of a badass movie.
But here’s why this post is important, Evans stated via Twitter that we’re in for one of the most action-packed movies of all-time…
“Last I checked – the action alone clocked in around 1hr 5mins mark,” he stated. “We have 17 action sequences in the film – so there’s going to be a lot fresh material unspoiled by any teaser or trailer we release.”
Any of you guys who saw the first one know full well that it warrants inclusion on this site because of it’s carnage and gore factor. Also? It’s an awesome movie. From PT Merantau Films and XYZ Films, the pic is filming in Jakarta, Indonesia and shot for over 100 DAYS. Iko Uwais returns in the lead. Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Roy Marten, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi, Kitamura Kazukiall star.
“Picking up right where the first film ends, The Raid 2 follows Rama (Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.“
Check out more stills here.
Oldboy‘s Josh Brolin is in early talks to star in Universal’s Jurassic World, Variety first reported.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in talks to star in what they call a “Jurassic Park reboot.”
Colin Trevorrow is directing the pic and also will co-write the script with Derek Connolly.
Plot details are unknown at this time but it is known that Robinson would play Simpkins older brother in the pic.
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing.
The pic is set to open June 12, 2015.