Closely Examine These New Images from Showtime's Penny Dreadful

Dread Central - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:00

A couple more photos from the May 11th premiere of "Penny Dreadful" have come in, which give us our first look at Danny Sapani as Sembene along with an up-close peek at Eva Green as Vanessa Ives.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT. But if you're attending the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, you can catch it early on Sunday, March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM at the Vimeo Theater, 201 Trinity.

For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter.

Synopsis
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

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[Random Cool] Silent Hill 1 Music Gets A Metal Makeover

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:30

This one slipped me by when it came out just before 2013′s Halloween. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to show it to you now. Actually, on the contrary, it’s always a good time to bring some Silent Hill music! With that, YouTube user FamilyJules7X had uploaded a special Silent Hill 1 cover video that took several of the game’s famous tracks and then gave them a heavier edge by throwing on some distortion. It’s a fun video that uses multiple camera takes to show the various melodies and passages that he’s playing. Give it a watch down below!

Also, make sure to check out our write up on the first game’s fantastic soundtrack by clicking on over here.


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The Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise

Dread Central - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:30

From his modest start in that ramshackle cabin in the woods what must seem like a lifetime ago, Sam Raimi has become one of the more versatile and beloved directors in Hollywood. With Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of Darkman today, we bring you our Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise.

We're going to keep this list to films directed by Raimi. If we were to include the movies he's acted in, or god forbid produced, we'd be here all night. But a few of his production credits like 30 Days of Night, both of The Grudge films, Boogeyman, The Possession, Timecop and of course the Evil Dead remake are noteworthy.

Some honorable directorial mentions include his most recent, Oz the Great and Powerful. It might not have been the epic it was billed to be, but it looked fantastic; and when you manage to haul in half a billion dollars at the box office worldwide, then you must be doing something right. Other notables are The Gift and, for you hardcore Raimi/Bruce Campbell fans, Crimewave.

Now on to our Top 9:

The Evil Dead (1981)
No sense in fooling around. We may as well start this list right off with the film that got the ball rolling for Sam Raimi, and that is, of course, The Evil Dead. More than a cult classic, The Evil Dead is a cornerstone of the horror genre. Launching the careers of Raimi and frequent collaborator Bruce Campbell (not to mention Joel Coen of the famous Coen Brothers, who was an editor on the film), The Evil Dead is the cabin in the woods film. The one that set the standard that is imitated to this day. As amusing as it is gruesome, what The Evil Dead lacked in budget, it more than made up for with personality. Seen as Raimi's rite of passage film, The Evil Dead would go on to be so much more than just another horror flick. It spawned sequels and a remake and absolute legions of fans. If there was a Mount Rushmore of horror, The Evil Dead would be on it.

Drag Me To Hell (2005)
After doing a trio of Spider-Man movies, Raimi decided to return to his horrific roots with a dastardly film entitled Drag Me to Hell in 2005. And, even though it had been 17 years since Army of Darkness with only thrillers and no real horror movies in between, Raimi came back strong. It was hailed by audiences and critics alike, which was reflected at the box office. The movie brought in over $100 million on a $30 million budget. It also brought us one of the more memorable new horror characters in a long time. Not an oversized monster or blade-wielding psycho, not this time. The creepiest character in Drag Me to Hell was an elderly Hungarian woman named Sylvia Ganush (played marvelously by Lorna Raver), who just happened to have the ability to lay one helluva curse on you.

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Darkman (1990)
If you can't land the rights to direct a big-time superhero movie from an established icon of the comic book world, what do you do? If you're Sam Raimi, you just create your own character and go from there! Raimi attempted a film adaptation of The Shadow but could not secure the rights. (Also, before he became Mr. Spider-Man, Raimi lobbied to take the Batman reins after Tim Burton was booted but was passed over in favor of Joel Schumacher. Nice move, Hollywood.) So, unable to move forward with an established hero, Raimi dreamed up Darkman, and a cult hero was born. This was Raimi's first big studio Hollywood film. Played originally by Liam Neeson, Darkman (or Peyton Westlake for those with a penchant for alter-egos) set out to avenge those who wronged him, burned him alive and basically destroyed all he lived for. A heroic monster risen from the ashes. "I am everyone and no one. Everywhere. Nowhere. Call me... Darkman."

A Simple Plan (1998)
One of the most underrated films you'll ever stumble upon, A Simple Plan seemed to come and go ever so silently with just a $16 million take at the box office. Based on the book of the same name by Scott Smith, A Simple Plan starts out quietly enough, but when a crashed plane containing nothing but a dead pilot and a bag containing $4.4 million is found, things begin to get very exciting very quickly. The outstanding cast of Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda bring this tale of lies, greed and deceit to life; and the result is a dark film that makes the audience unable to think about anything but what they'd do in the same situation. A stellar example of things going from good to bad to oh shit, A Simple Plan is stripped down movie-making at its best. Thornton was nominated for both the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role of slightly dim Jacob Mitchell. One of Raimi's most brilliantly woven tales.

Army of Darkness (1992)
"This is my boomstick!" The third and final installment in the Evil Dead trilogy took everything that was great about Evil Dead 2 and went even further with it. Originally in Evil Dead 2, Raimi wanted Ash to be thrown into a time portal and be whisked back to the Middle Ages. Due to budget constraints, that angle had to be scrapped, but when it came time to dust Ash off one more time, Raimi went right for the portal, and we got Army of Darkness. In this one Campbell ramps up the smarmy cheesiness to 11, and the humor is off the charts. (Dig Raimi's love for "The Three Stooges" in the clip below.) More physical laughs accompanied by fantastic special F/X work made Army of Darkness the perfect way to wind up the series. We see our hero, Ash, return to his normal job at S-Mart ("Shop Smart! Shop S-Mart!"), but as we know by the high-octane final scene, life will never be the same for him again. "Groovy."

For Love of the Game (1999)
I thought maybe if I buried this one in the middle of the list I could slide it by you Dreadies. Honestly, I know this is a completely self-serving entry to the list, but there is something about this film I adore. After horror, my next true love is baseball, and although it's cheesy and sappy and predictable, For Love of the Game managed to get me a misty in a Rudy kind of way. However, it was after that misty emotional well-up that I vowed never to watch another film that doesn't have at least one character meet their untimely demise at the hands of some kind of beastie or baddie. Thank you, Sam Raimi, for that! And I appreciate you Dreadies' forgiveness and allowing me to place For Love on the Game on this list of Raimi's best.

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The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Raimi showed just how versatile he could be as a director upon the release of The Quick and the Dead. Because after directing Evil Dead 2, Darkman and Army of Darkness, what would be the next logical step but a western starring Sharon Stone as a female gunslinger? Somehow, the movie actually kicked ass, and Raimi could add another genre to his directorial cap. Filled with an outstanding cast in addition to Stone, which included Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio starring and Lance Henriksen, Tobin Bell and Gary Sinise in smaller roles, The Quick and the Dead definitely had the acting talent to succeed. Unfortunately, due to heavy competition at the box office and any number of other reasons, it struggled to find viewers, even with Stone's performance being praised by critics. Although it will never be hailed as the greatest Sam Raimi film, The Quick and the Dead showed the versatility of the director and his fearlessness to dive into any project at all.

Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Along came a spider. Raimi was certainly a successful director before the summer of 2002 rolled around. But after the release of Spider-Man, he became a box office superhero himself. Spider-Man became the first film to break $100 million in its opening weekend and for over four years held the record for largest opening weekend gross before being topped by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. And, aside from the hype and money haul, Spider-Man was a great film. With an amazing villain (Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin), a super hero (Tobey Maguire as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man) and superb supporting cast and cameo appearances (Kirsten Dunst, James Franco in supporting roles and cameos by Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Stan Lee and Lucy Lawless), Spider-Man was fantastic. Spider-Man 2 returned with the cast intact and brought an even better villain to the table with Alfred Molina playing Dr. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus). Doc Ock looked amazing when brought to life on the big screen, as if he had just stepped out of the pages of the comics. Both films grossed around $800 million each. Spider-Man 3 was the biggest earner of the trilogy at nearly $900 million, and it would have made this list, and perhaps headlined it, if only they had moved the action along a bit better and used the beloved character Venom a bit more diligently. But for superhero movies, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 are top-notch!

Evil Dead 2 (1987)
This is horror's The Empire Strikes Back, horror's The Godfather Part II. This is the sequel that outshined the original. And to one-up something as beloved as The Evil Dead was no easy task to accomplish. But Raimi did it. By adding slapstick comedy to the mix, Raimi brought an entirely new element to the film. This time it was Bruce Campbell who absolutely ran away with the film and solidified himself as a horror star. Campbell's outrageous physical comedy in Evil Dead 2 was outstanding. He was doing the stuff that made Jim Carrey a star while Carrey was still doing standup at Yuk-Yuks in Toronto (reality check: by 1987 Carrey already had six films under his belt, but the writer could not resist the Yuk-Yuks reference). Loaded gore and guffaws, Evil Dead 2 is just about the best time you can have with a horror movie.

Scream Factory releases the DARKMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray (review here) today, February 18th, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.

Synopsis:
In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being, but one...

Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in this explosive, action-packed thriller from director Sam Raimi. Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love (McDormand).

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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: February 18th, 2014

Dread Central - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:15

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Tool, Black Label Society, My Chemical Romance, Down, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mushroomhead, Devil You Know, La Dispute, Midtown, Fishbone, Energy and more. Don't touch that dial.

NEWS
Devil You Know will release their debut album, The Beauty of Destruction, on April 29 via Nuclear Blast. The band is fronted by former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones.

Mushroomhead will release their eighth album, The Righteous & The Butterfly, on May 13th via Megaforce Records.

A New Jersey woman who sued Fishbone after frontman Angelo "Dr. Madd Vibe" Moore landed on her while stage diving has been awarded $1.4 million for compensatory and punitive damages.

MUSIC
Listen to My Chemical Romance's "Fake Your Death" here. It appears on the bands posthumous greatest hits collection, May Death Never Stop You, which comes out March 25 via Reprise Records.

Grab a free download of Energy’s A Tribute to the Misfits here, where you can also stream it. The brand new Misfits covers EP is self-released by the band.

Listen to a new Killwhitneydead song titled “Tyrant Enthroned” here. Their new album, Suffer My Wrath, is due out on June 10 via Tribunal Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Palms music video/short film for "Mission Sunset" here. The band features members of Defontes and Isis.

Watch Demon Hunter's lyric video for "Artificial Light" here. It's a new track from Extremist, which comes out March 18 on Solid State Records.

Watch La Dispute's music video for "For Mayor in Splitsville" here. Their forthcoming Rooms of the House streets March 18 via Better Living.

TOURS
Tool have announced new shows for March. Dates are here.

Dates for the "Revolver Golden Gods Tour" with Black Label Society, Down and Devil You know can be found here.

The Dillinger Escape Plan upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Reunions from Midtown and Saosin are among the acts confirmed for this year’s Skate and Surf. The festival will take place May 17-18 in Middletown, NJ. Dates are here.

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for the latest music news!

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Kevin Kangas Opens His Garden of Hedon

Dread Central - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:00

Sex. It's our favorite 3-letter word, and we're sure that many of you echo that sentiment. Humping and horror movies go together hand-in-hand like a perfect marriage of sorts. And if you like both of 'em as much as we do, then you're gonna love Kevin Kangas' new flick... Garden of Hedon.

From the Press Release
Garden of Hedon, the noir-horror movie from the creator of Fear of Clowns and Hunting Humans, gets its Blu-ray release on February 17, 2014.

The movie starts with a classic mystery open: Owen wakes in a room with a dead body and no memory of how he got there. Where the movie differs is the supernatural element as he discovers there’s no way out of the mansion he finds himself in, and with no way to contact the police it’s up to Owen to find the killer… and the murderer’s only just begun.

Like all of director Kevin Kangas’ films, Hedon was shot entirely in Maryland (Annapolis/Baltimore/Hanover), and much of it was filmed at the famous Cloisters Castle. It’s been called “fresh and exciting” by Ain’t It Cool News, “a genre-bending journey into debauchery and murder” by Horrortalk, and “a twisty thriller” by Night of the Living Podcast. The film also won four awards including Best Picture at the Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia.

The film stars veteran actor Richard Cutting (National Treasure 2), Danielle Lozeau (Black Water Vampire, Legion), John C. Bailey (Fear of Clowns 2), Manuel Poblete, and Andrew Ely (American Scary). The film was co-written and produced by Luke Theriault and was shot by Maryland cinematographer Jared Noe.

Special Features

  • 10 Making-of Featurettes
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Kangas, Co-Writer and Producer Luke Theriault and Producer Robert Ziegler
  • Isolated Music Track
  • Easter Eggs
  • Teaser/Trailers
  • Slideshow

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    Original 'Gojira' Getting Limited Theatrical Release!

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:20

    After playing the SXSW Film Festival this March, the original 1954 Gojira (Godzilla) will be opening in limited theaters across the country.

    Reports this blog, Rialto Pictures is once again rolling out the uncut Japanese version of the 1954 classic, boasting a 60th Anniversary DCP (Digital Cinema Package) Restoration.

    Directed by Ishiro Honda, and starring Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada and Momoko Kochi, “American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

    Dates will expand.

    :: March 11: AUSTIN, TX • Alamo Ritz 1 (SXSW Film Festival)

    :: April 18 – 24: NEW YORK, NY • Film Forum

    :: April 25 – May 1: SANTA FE, NM • Jean Cocteau Cinema

    :: May 2 – 5: PORTLAND, OR • Hollywood Theatre

    :: May 2 – 8: SEATTLE, WA • SIFF Cinema Uptown

    :: May 13 – 14: ALAMEDA, CA • Alameda Theater & Cineplex

    :: May 23 – 26 HOUSTON, TX • The Museum of Fine Arts

    :: May 28: LEXINGTON, KY • Kentucky Theatre

    :: July 17: COLUMBUS, OH • Wexner Center for the Arts

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    Brazilian Horror 'When I Was Alive' Meets the Devil

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:04

    Out of Brazil comes the trailer for the psychological thriller Quando Eu Era Vivo (When I Was Alive), directed by Marco Dutra.

    Based on the novel “A Arte de Produzir Efeito Sem Causa” by Lourenço Mutarelli, “Junior (Marat Descartes) back to live with his family after he lost his job and got separated from his wife. Upon arriving in the house that once was his home, he feels like a stranger and spends his days on the couch of the old Senior (Antonio Fagundes) brooding over the separation, unemployment and dreaming of the young tenant Bruna (Sandy Leah). After finding a few objects that belonged to his mother, Junior begins to want to know all about the history of the family and develops a strange obsession with the past, passing to confuse delusion and reality.” (Wiki)

    Here’s the official Portuguese trailer.

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    [Blu-ray Review] 'Witchboard' Should Possess Your Shelf

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:03

    How about that title?? Witchboard, much like many horror films from the 80s, was yet another sleepover rental staple. The movie was extra special, because along with the hokey horror, a special game gimmick came into play: the Ouija board.

    Starring Tawny Kitaen, Witchboard follows the gradual possession of a young woman, Linda, who has become increasingly obsessed with playing a Ouija board. It is filled with a dramatic story, as Linda may or may not be pregnant and her boyfriend, Jim, may or may not be ready for commitment. After her ex, Brandon, introduces her to a spirit named David – yes, Brandon likes to talk to 10 year old boys (that are ghosts) – he warns her to never play alone. What does she do? She contacts David alone, and of course, it isn’t David but a malevolent spirit named Malfeitor, who tries to possess her until Jim professes his love and ultimately saves the day.

    The story is hokey, Tawny Kitaen didn’t get nominated for an Oscar for a reason, the effects are far from award worthy, as well – yet despite all of this, Witchboard is pretty entertaining. There is a reason it was rented on more than one occasion, and now, restored to Blu-ray by Scream Factory, it can be enjoyed again.

    The extras on the new release include a commentary with writer/director Kevin Tenney and a few actors which is interesting to listen to watching the film now as an adult. The ‘Making Of’ Feature – ‘Progressive Entrapment’, like most recent Scream Factory release documentaries, is extremely in depth. The hour plus long piece contains stories like the original title of the film being ‘Ouija’ – until they were told they legally couldn’t do that, tales of how the movie was casted, and the disappointment in the budget not allowing more practical effects. Tawny Kitaen is interviewed under soft focus lighting, making short, childlike statements. Most interesting is some of the cast & crew stating that Tawny was actually dating O.J. Simpson (who was more than likely married to Nicole Brown Simpson at the time) and he would visit the set. If anything, this story inspired me to go read the entire Wikipedia page on how O.J. got away with murder (I spent the entire summer watching that trial! It was awesome!). Perhaps you will feel inspired to learn more about it, too.

    Along with the new featurette, a vintage ‘Making Of’ is included on the disc. Mostly it is the crew goofing around and some interviews intercut. There is, however, a 20 minute cast interview feature and a 20 minutes ‘On Set’ feature from the original release. Both of these are old VHS quality and, with the advancement in technology, fashion, and how we socialize, it is refreshing to see the 80s once more. Trailers and TV Spots round out the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.

    For memories and nostalgia alone, Witchboard is yet another release by Scream Factory that definitely deserves a spot on the shelf.

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    [Toy Fair '14] NECA Unveils Astounding 1994 'Godzilla'!

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:12

    Now on display at the ongoing Toy Fair in New York is the massive 1994 Godzilla!

    The figure roars in 6″ tall, 12″ long, with 30 points of articulation!

    NECA is also expected to pull back the curtain on a 1985 Godzilla, but will not be allowed to show the big green machine from this summer’s blockbuster reboot, in theaters May 16.

    The ’94 Godzilla is featured in Kensho Yamashita’s Japanese Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, I believe, in which Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera and Space Godzilla.

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    AC/DC To Release New Album And Embark On 40-Date Tour

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:05

    Australian rock legends AC/DC have announced that they will be entering the studio to record their as-yet-untitled 16th studio album, which is the follow up to 2008′s Black Ice. Singer Brian Johnson spoke with Palm Beach’s 98.7 Gater to state that the band will be going to Vancouver in May to begin work on the new album.

    Johnson then added, “It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence. So I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we’ll have to go out, even though we’re getting a bit long in the tooth. You know what? It’s been four years, and I’m really looking forward to it.

    To hear the full Gater interview, head on over here.


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    [DVD Review] 'Haunter' Lacks Sunshine

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:01

    I hate to break it to you guys, but Little Miss Sunshine is dead. Ok, Abigail Breslin is dead. In Haunter, there is no ‘I see dead people’ twist. We know from the beginning that Lisa and her family have passed away. Thus, we embark on a horror movie version of Groundhog Day. If every review doesn’t state just that, then they didn’t watch the film. It is just that.

    Haunter, although not a rip off, relies on the same type of gimmicks portrayed in various movies. There is the aspect that some of the characters do not know they are dead. There is the idea of a serial killer trapping girls in his home – their souls forever stuck. There is the idea that this killer’s essence is seeping into a family member, and causing them to murder their own family. And, with all of that thrown into the mix, the movie tends to be a bit of a jumbled mess. In all honesty, it took me three days to finish it, having to rewind several sequences, to complete the film.

    The movie has an interesting enough premise, but the execution simply is boring. I was far more mesmerized by Lisa’s Siouxsie and the Banshees tshirt and David Bowie poster, as her timeline is set in 1985. Yes, there are a few timelines represented of past and future: Girls the original killer, Edgar Mullens, killed, and girls from the families where the father figure was possessed. All in all, as it tries to be creepy and disturbing, it just tends to repeat, much like Lisa’s days, which is ultimately sad because the movie is filmed and edited extremely well.

    The DVD release includes a teaser poster, a trailer and a behind the scenes feature that lasts around 20 minutes. It does give a spin on the being dead and not knowing it perspective, like being a teenager and seeing the world completely different than everyone around you. The biggest thing I noticed in this extra, however, is that everyone’s microphones don’t seem to be working. Storyboards for the entire film are included. 54 minutes of scrolling storyboards. Do you like storyboards? You’re in luck.

    Promising, as it is directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice), the movie fails to bring much that is shocking or memorable. It isn’t a bad movie, but Haunter just seems to lack the momentum it needs to be good.

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    [Exclusive] Excerpt: 'Grimm: The Chopping Block'

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:42

    Titan Books is releasing “The Chopping Block”, a brand-new original novel set in the universe of NBCs hit series, Grimm. In the book, a cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods… Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate – but there seems to be no connection between the victims… Head below for the preview.

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    Big Bad Wolves Begin Snarling at Home on Blu-ray and DVD

    Dread Central - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 21:44

    Currently available on VOD platforms, Big Bad Wolves (review) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD and we've got your artwork and details right here.

    The flick will be released by Magnolia Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD April 22nd.

    Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Rabies), Big Bad Wolves stars Lior Ashkenazi (Footnote), Tzachi Grad (The Flood), Rotem Keinan (The Exchange), and Dov Glickman.

    Synopsis
    A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

    Special Features

  • Making of BIG BAD WOLVES featurette
  • AXS TV: A Look at BIG BAD WOLVES
  • Theatrical trailer

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    [Toy Fair '14] BifBangPow Retro "Twilight Zone" Figures!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 21:43

    Some of the coolest figures every released, which I don’t have, are BifBangPow’s Retro “Twilight Zone” dolls. They were big and expensive.

    They’re getting smart by making more “action figure”-styled versions, retro 3.75″ “Twilight Zone” figures. There are 6 figure in the first wave. Not shown is the Henry Bemis figure.

    Thanks to AFInsider for the pics.

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    Indie Horror 'Paranormal' Haunting Android, Possibly iOS

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:30

    Matt Cohen’s Paranormal Activity inspired indie horror game Paranormal was easily one of the scariest games I played last year. Its randomly generated haunts lend it an element of unpredictability that more horror games would benefit from, and its ambitious upcoming expansion, The Town aims to take everything to a whole new level.

    If you’re like me, you may sometimes suffer from a craving for bite-sized horror — something for when you’re on-the-go. It looks like we’ll have another way to scratch that itch, as Cohen has announced he’s bringing Paranormal to Android — and possibly iOS — potentially later this year. Screens after the break.

    We’ve seen several established horror franchises tackle the mobile platform, and it almost always results in a lesser experience compared to its PC and console based brethren. Dead Space is an example of a competently made mobile horror game, while Silent Hill: The Escape adds little to the beloved series. It sounds like Paranormal will follow the former.

    “My intention is to not dumb down the gameplay just because of the mobile platform. A common mistake, in my opinion.” Cohen told me over Twitter.

    If you’d prefer to stick with PC, Cohen’s goal is to eventually bring the mobile version to PC, complete with improved visuals, as free DLC for those who own Paranormal on Steam or Desura.

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    Wildpuppet Aims To Terrify Children With 'Bloody Lullabies' EP

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:16

    EDM artist Wildpuppet has just made his debut EP Bloody Lullabies available to purchase through Beatport. The EP is described as, “…a whimsical soundtrack to a child’s worst nightmare.” The 4-track EP features such titles as “A Bloody Lullaby” and “Right Past The Horizon”. You can listen to a preview of the EP below as well as snag a free download of the preview.


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    Trailer For Goal of the Dead Hits Nothing But Net

    Dread Central - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:15

    Now this? This we like. This we really like. Goal of the Dead - a soccer movie... with zombies. Read on for all the flesh-ripping, goal-kicking details and the newly released trailer!

    Films Distribution enlisted a flurry of buyers for the undead soccer film, who will release it around the globe this summer.

    The flick was acquired by Metrodome (U.K.), Core Media Group (Germany), Korea (Line Tree), Hong Kong (Sundream), Turkey (Bir Film), Belgium (Cineart), as well as the Netherlands and Austria. It was previously acquired by Nikkatsu for Japan.

    Directed by Benjamin Rocher (The Horde) and Thierry Poiraud, the two-part film centers around a French Olympic football team that visits a small village in Northern France to play a crucial game in the run-up to the World Cup. But as the Apocalypse looms, an epidemic quickly spreads and transforms the players, spectators and inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.

    The international distributors are aiming for a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD in time for the soccer World Cup in June. In France, where the release window schedule is the strictest, the film will roll out first in theaters and then become available on VOD for the World Cup kick-off. Lastly, it will be released on DVD and air on pay TV in December.

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    [Random Cool] Listen To A Song From Hell...Found On A Naked Butt

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 17:30

    One of the most infamous paintings ever created was Heironymus Bosch’s “The Garden Of Earthly Delights”, which has influenced countless movies, music videos, and more. Hell, Metallica‘s “Until It Sleeps” uses a TON of imagery from that painting to create their surreal, nightmarish clip (watch here). But one university student took a closer look at the painting and found something a bit more interesting: musical notes drawn upon the curvaceous buttocks of one of the denizens of Hell!

    The musical notations were found by Oklahoma Christian University student Amelia and her friend Luke. Once they saw the musical notation they whipped up an arrangement very quickly and have since begun working with their school’s musical department to get a more accurate transcription.

    Amelia writes, “I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era. So yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell.

    Head on below to listen to “The Butt Song From Hell”!


    OPEN THE IMAGE IN A NEW TAB FOR A HI-RES LOOK AT THE PAINTING


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    [Trailer] 'Horde' Directors' 'Goal of the Dead' Scores!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:51

    Films Distribution has released the first trailer for Goal of the Dead, the zombie soccer bloodbath helmed by Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud. The trailer is in French, and unfortunately missing subtitles. It looks like tons of fun, but so did Horde, and that turned out to be one of thee worst movies of the year. One can only hope they learned from their mistakes and deliver the insane, fun bloodbath that’s shown in the below footage. Thanks to ‘Fabien M.’ for the tip!

    The two-part film centers around a French Olympic football team who visits a small village in Northern France to play a crucial game in the run-up to the World Cup. But as the Apocalypse looms, an epidemic quickly spreads and transforms the players, spectators and inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.

    Goal is Rocher follow-up to the absolutely awful The Horde, and was acquired out of EFM by Metrodome (U.K.), Core Media Group (Germany), Korea (Line Tree), Hong Kong (Sundream), Turkey (Bir Film), Belgium (Cineart), as well as the Netherlands and Austria. It was previously acquired by Nikkatsu for Japan (per Variety).

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    A Ghostbusters Bank Cool Enough to Make You Wanna Cross Streams

    Dread Central - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:44

    We've seen a LOT of Ghostbusters 3-themed collectibles over the years, but we gotta say, this could very well be the coolest of them all. If you're a fan of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, you're about to lose your shit!

    Toy Ark revealed Diamond Select Toys’ Ghostbusters collectible that’s a “Battle Damaged Stay Puft Bank,” all burnt and toasty. It's available in two styles, the burned up one you see below and a non-damaged one.

    Between this and the official LEGO Ghostbusters announcement, there's never been a better time to be Ghostbusters fan... unless of course you're waiting for the third flick, in which case, yes, things still suck. In any event... happier times!

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