“They should call you WIMP-lash!”
Skeletor hasn’t just mastered evil, he’s also mastered the art of the BURN! Watch some of skeletor’s funniest, punniest, most rediculous insults in the history of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” thanks to DreamWorksTV.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of inviting Sarah Ann, bassist of alt-metal band Conquer Divide, into my home for an exclusive interview. I was joined by my friend David McDonald of sports and entertainment website The Pit and together we were both turned from our everyday normal selves into the living dead as Sarah applied her makeup and practical FX work on us.
Once this process was complete, we sat Sarah down and dove into the world of Conquer Divide, who were recently signed to Artery Recordings. The band is currently working on completing their debut album alongside renowned producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, Of Mice And Men) and will be playing the South By So What festival in Texas in March. Head below for this exclusive interview.
Purchase the band’s new single “At War” via iTunes.
We can sometimes write off animation as something only built for kids, that deals with themes reserved for simple minds, or something that can’t inspire terror. I assure you “Over The Garden Wall” isn’t any of those things. These past week Cartoon Network debuted the bold and ambitious project as a five night miniseries. It’s a surreal mystery told in ten parts about two children who find themselves lost in a mysterious forest.
If you love horror, if you love Halloween, and you love a good mystery, you need to watch Over the Garden Wall.
The series follows the darkly comedic adventures of Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean) who become lost in a mysterious forest called the unknown. They must traverse a great many locations of this enchanted world in order to get home, but there are all sorts of horrifying creatures who populate the wood, and will stop at nothing to ensure the kids never make it back.
Wirt is indecisive and annoyed by the prospect of adventure. He blames his little brother for getting lost, and bemoans his sense of adventure. Yet, little Greg gives the series it’s charm. Even when it’s dealing with some seriously heavy stuff. See, without giving too much away the story is something that is deeply routed in horror. A loss of control and a feeling of helplessness tied to a really heavy theme that slowly reveals itself over the course of the miniseries.
The tone of the show is incredibly dark for something built for kids, but has a beautiful Fall charm that helps battle the darkness. This show was very purposefully aired last week to capitalize on a mood and a tone for why these children are missing. More over, it’s something that I truly haven’t seen before, it’s animation done right on television. This isn’t rushed, this isn’t episodic, it’s a heavily serialized story told in ten parts. The performances are fantastic, and the horror is real.
I was completely sideswiped by this incredible series. If you’ve ever loathed your sibling, got lost, or just didn’t know how you fit into a strange world, then Over The Garden Wall is for you. I dare say, it’s for everyone. It grapples with some real fear, adventure, and magic. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to watch it again.
Over The Garden Wall aired last week on Cartoon Network, you might be able to catch a rerun over the next few nights, but if you feel compelled to take it in now. Head to iTunes to grab all of the episodes for $9.99. It’s worth every penny.
Collider reports, days after it was rumored that Jared Leto seems to be circling “Suicide Squad” that the film has cast it’s Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie is an interesting choice because she doesn’t come with a certain expectation for insanity. As this is the first time we’re seeing a live action Harley, anything can happen. Although assume this will be the one character less grounded in reality, and more grounded in insanity.
For those of you that don’t know. Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series created by Paul Dini to serve as a girlfriend to the Joker. Dr. Harlequin Quinzel was a psychiatrist saddled with the monumental task of diagnosing the joker, she then became obsessed and was courted by the clown prince of crime into being his loyal servant. As of late she’s had a resurgence of popularity in her own right as an antihero. Let’s see what David Ayer’s “dirty dozen with superheroes” does for her.
Let’s talk about that Jared Leto rumor for a moment. Apparently jaded after not being the first choice to play Dr. Strange, Leto has jumped camp to Warner Brothers to ink his first deal since winning an Academy Award to follow up a performance on the most powerful comic book movie character depiction of the last 20 years. How and why would he do such a thing? Is he capable of making it his own? I like to think so, but I’m of the camp that why bother? Leave the Joker well enough alone for a few more years. I don’t want to see him “Suicide Squad” I want him going toe to toe with Batfleck.
My buddy Kris sent this over to me this past weekend and it literally blew my mind.
According to News Center 7, a “$1.00 Store” in Dayton, Ohio carries a princess wand that, when turned on, revealed a flashing image of a girl slashing her arm.
A closer look at the packaging revealed that the wand is actually called an “Evil Stick,” yet it was lumped in with other pink princess toys.
The owner of the store basically blamed the parents for not checking out what they were purchasing for their children.
You’ve got to see this “Evil Stick” in action (below) and judge for yourself. Was this a twisted joke or just an accident by a moronic clerk? Either way, I know I’d be a pissed off parent…
Video and image source: News Center 7
Not to be confused with Eric England’s Madison County, here’s the AFM sales art for Audrey Cummings’ Berkshire County, which also features a pig-faced slasher (I’d be a little pissed off if I were EE).
In the film, “Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit two children at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a mute boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie’s night transforms from the mundane into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game, hunted by three deranged butchers through the maze-like estate. Forced to confront her own cowardice, Kylie must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive until help arrives.”
The stories are different but both have similar titles and a poster with a pig-faced slasher on it. Hmmmm.
Alysa King, Samora Smallwood and Bart Rochon star in the film that premiered at this past October’s Shriekfest in Los Angeles.
In UK cinemas November 21, Metrodome shared yet another hysterical clip from What We Do In the Shadows (read our review), a mockumentary/comedy written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Men In Black 3) and Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).
The film is played as a documentary, and the clip shows the clan of vamps preparing to go out – even though they’re “sexy” and classy, they have problems seeing how they look in their clothes because they’re invisible in mirrors…
“Diving deep into the throes of vampire life in New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadows introduces us to age-old vampire flatmates Vladislav (862 years old, played by Clement) Viago (379 years old, played by Waititi), Deacon (183 years old) and Petyr (8,000 years old). Stuck in their antiquated ways, they struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs. Enter 20-something hipster Nick, who Petyr turns to get an inside education on the modern world. What follows includes a whole lot of discovery: from fashion to technology and even a little feeling — all laced in continuous hilarity, of course.””
The film premiered at Sundance this year and is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
This time tomorrow you’ll be able to enter “The Twilight Zone” like never before with the release of The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a brand spanking new and exclusive clip for you!
About The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set:
Image Entertainment is releasing the 41-DVD The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set on November 11, 2014, for an SRP of $349.98. For the first time ever, Rod Serling’s groundbreaking original series (1959-1964) and the classic 1980s series (1985-1989) are together in one limited edition box set. Only 7,500 sets were created.
In addition to the two beloved series (225 episodes combined) and more than 20 hours of bonus features listed below, The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set contains one of four possible collectible 1960s Twilight Zone comic books. Limited edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.
Over 20 hours of bonus features include:
· New featurettes with never-before-seen interviews
· The “American Masters” documentary Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval
· Dozens of audio commentaries previously available only on Blu-ray
· Rod Serling interviews, lectures, and appearances
· Interviews with cast and crew
· Original sponsor billboard
· Isolated music scores
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“When it’s red, you’re dead.”
Uncork’d Entertainment scored North American rights to the Werewolf Western Blood Moon out of the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica.
Directed by Jeremy Wooding, we now have the first art, stills and trailer for the indie starring George Blagden, Ian Whyte, Anna Skellern, Corey Johnson, Shaun Dooley and Jack Fox.
“A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travelers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.“
The Works is selling the 2010 indie feature There Are Monsters, directed by Jay Dahl, and base don his 2008 short film.
Guy Germain and Kristin Langille star in the They Live-esque horror film, “The world is being taken over – slowly, quietly and efficiently – by monsters. And they look just like us! There Are Monsters follows a crew of film students on a road trip who discover evidence of evil doppelgängers. The crew soon realize something is very wrong as the world starts to change before their eyes…and their cameras.”
It’s also described as a zombie apocalypse horror film.
Here’s the lengthy synopsis:
Seven different people living seven different lives.
These are people just trying to pay their mortgage. Or graduate from the fifth grade. Or fall in love.
Until they begin to notice that something is happening to the world.
There are unsettling clues that not everyone is who they appear to be.
There are vicious, intelligent creatures that live among us. They hunt us with blinding speed, or quiet manipulation.
They can mimic and replace us, their hosts, almost perfectly. They come for us as our closest friends and family.
And their numbers are growing. If people want to live, they must now learn to run, hide and fight. As the world in which they know, turns into a living nightmare.
Here’s the 2008 short.
TVLine writes that Joshua Leonard of The Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, “Bates Motel.”
The actor — whose TV credits include arcs on “Hung,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Mob Doctor” — will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards.
The gig marks a reunion for Leonard and Farmiga; the two played husband and wife in the 2011 indie Higher Ground (which Farmiga directed).
Leonard is Bates Motel‘s fourth major Season 3 hire, following the casting of Mad Men‘s Kevin Rahm (as a man from Romero’s past), Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos (as a mystery woman who may or may not cozy up to Dylan) and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst (as an onscreen rival to Kenny Johnson’s Caleb).
“Bates Motel” reopens in March 2015.
A24 and DirecTV have acquired all U.S rights to Charlize Theron’s Dark Places, based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, says Variety.
Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll also star. The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.
“Theron plays a survivor of the brutal killing of her family as a child who’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.”
Producers are Cathy Schulman, Matthew Rhodes, Azim Bolkiah, Matt Jackson, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Charlize Theron and Stephane Marsil. Executive producers include Jeff Rice, Jose Levy, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Jillian Longnecker, Ginger Sledge and Peter Safran.
Last night’s “The Walking Dead” focused on Abraham and company’s foolish “mission” (read about it here).
In next week’s Episode 5.06 ‘Consumed,’ “Stakes are high when members of the group must go on a rescue mission in a familiar location.”
Check out the promo and two clips that take the survivors to Atlanta.
What do you guys think of the season so far?
There are 354 days until Halloween, which means major retailers are already pumping out their holiday decorations. We figured why not join them?
Getting into the holiday spirit (already), here’s an absolutely bonkers R-rated take on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas that changes the lyrics “What’s this?” to “The fuck?”
To say this IS NOT WORK SAFE is an understatement.
On tap for this week, the new Chris Nolan flick Interstellar, why Justin can’t talk about Assassin’s Creed: Unity despite having played it for the past four days, and Don caught up on “The Walking Dead,” so it’s time for him to talk about his love for Rick Grimes.
We’ve all seen footage of “flying suits” by now. More or less, they turn a person into a flying squirrel, providing webbing between the arms and legs much like the gliding rodents, giving a skydiver or BASE jumper the ability to glide in a controlled landing as opposed to the usual drop-like-a-rock method humans have when falling great distances.
The thing is, those guys need something to jump FROM, and back in June over Manchester, UK, it doesn’t look like there was any place a flying winged human could have jumped from. According to the story in the Daily Mail, there were no parachutists, balloonists, or other sources for a guy in a flying suit that day.
Despite this, two airline pilots say they saw just that: a man flying within 100 meters of their plane as they descended to a landing.
At about 3,500 feet, the story says, they sighted the man at about the 11 o’clock position, 200-300 meters above them. The man then flew down the left side of the plane, coming within 100 meters. Both pilots said they expected to see a parachute canopy, but did not. That leaves a wing suit… but as I mentioned, those guys need somewhere to come from… and that day, it doesn’t appear there were any.
In this era of technology, it’s easy to dismiss this as some test flight of new wing suit, but the truth is that there have been sightings of flying men for over 100 years outside the pages of comic books.
From the Brooklyn Batman in 1855 to the Brazilian Birdmen of the 1950’s to the legendary Mothman of the US, winged or otherwise flying humanoids are not all that uncommon. Hell, the UFO Sightings Hotspot sight has a collection of photos and screencaps of a flap of flying humanoids spotted in Mexico in recent years.
So what was it over the skies of Manchester that some have dubbed the “Superman of Macclesfield”? Was it someone trying new wing suit technology? The military testing a new Iron Man-style weapon system? Or was it something stranger: a human or humanoid creature with the power to fly?
David Lynch’s first full length film Eraserhead is still one of his most discussed works. The surreal imagery and dark story still resonate with viewers nearly 40 years later.
Perhaps one of the more enduring aspects of the film is the song “In Heaven”, which was written and performed by Peter Ivers. The song has become a cultural icon and has since been covered by a multitude of bands and performers.
In the below video, YouTube user SlowMotionTV has taken that track and stretch it 10x to create an ambient, ethereal piece that is hauntingly hovers as a soothingly beautiful soundscape. Definitely a way to relax your way into the week.
The Walking Dead abandons the momentum of it’s previous chapter to explore something truly tedious. “Self Help” details Abraham and company’s foolish “mission.”
From the very introduction of Abraham, Rosita and Eugene, it was painfully clear that their ‘mission’ was nothing more than a fools errand. I can maybe see some of the more naive viewers taking this outlandish proposal (a reversal of the zombie plague) at face value, but for our established characters, as presented, it was downright insulting.
When this part came around in the comic, while Eugene’s story was obviously a load of shit, I didn’t even give it a second thought, as it’s a medium where suspension of disbelief is much, much easier to maintain. It helped that Eugene feigned contact with Washington via his battery-less radio, lending a shred of credibility to his claims. But without that, something about seeing this unfold in the show was immediately, and strikingly silly. A fact only compounded by the amount of time it’s been allowed to go on, coupled with the poor development of the aforementioned trio of newcomers.
But If there’s one good thing I can say for tonight’s episode, it’s that it closed the book on this particular detour, while attempting to add some much needed depth and purpose to the character of Abraham. Did it succeed in the latter? The answer, from where I see it, would be neither yes or no.
From the onset of the episode to it’s conclusion come countless instances of steadfast, almost laughable exposition from Abraham. He really doesn’t want to turn back on the mission. The intermingling scenes depicting the flashback scenario in which Abraham is left behind after brutally defending his wife and children. When he later discovers their eviscerated remains, he decides to take his own life, he comes upon Eugene, and is bestowed with a new sense of drive and purpose.
While it did lend some weight to Abraham’s personal position, it did little to excuse the others who followed him, or to make him a likable character. And, while were on the subject of likability, Eugene was also in top form, never missing a chance to irritate. However, with that being said, his saving of Tara, sabotaging of the bus, manning of the fire hose, and owning up to his lies, made him a much more sympathetic character that I thought possible.
There was certainly some progression here in terms of character development, and while I wasn’t particularly moved by any of it, it does excite me to see what might be around the corner. Did the unwavering ridiculous dedication to Eugene’s mission cause the disconnect for me with these characters? Only time will tell.
There was certainly some gory and satisfying walker killing on display here though, in both the opening bus crash escape, and in the scene involving the fire truck. The latter of which was actually one of the more awesome and creative zombie destruction scenes this show has served up. I never would’ve imagined using the immense pressure of a fire hose to blast chunks from softened zombie bodies. A truly spectacular scene in an otherwise rough episode.
It takes a hell of a lot more than a few simple scenes of undead brutality to make an excellent Walking Dead episode. It’s always nice to see, especially when treated to viewing a herd so large it was smelled before it was seen. But when the narrative driving the characters from set piece to set piece feels so underwhelming and unimportant, all the gore and action in the world couldn’t save it from mediocrity.
I’d be a liar if I said the final scene depicting the culmination of Abraham’s misguided dedication didn’t get my blood pumping, but it was a very small amount of excitement in an episode rife with pointless expository scenes about missions and mullets. My only hope now that this meandering plot thread has snapped, is that these characters can find a mission worth taking on. Not to mention one that will raise Abraham to the ranks of greatness his character deserves.
What did you think of “Self Help?” Did you believe Eugene’s lies? Is Abraham too dedicated?
As is their custom, the powers-that-be at AMC have released several “inside”/”making of” looks at tonight’s installment of “The Walking Dead,” entitled “Self Help,” so if you’re caught up and ready for more, check them out right here along with a sneak peek of next week’s Episode 5.06, “Consumed.” Let’s just hope it’s our survivors doing the consuming!
“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.05 – “Self Help” (aired 11/9/14)
A new set of issues confront our group while on a mission. Will they be able to push through and survive these challenges? Or better yet, each other? Directed by Ernest Dickerson; written by Heather Bellson.
“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.06 – “Consumed” (airs 11/16/14)
Cautiously, members of our group must venture into a familiar location on a heroic rescue mission. It’s a huge stage, but so are the stakes. Directed by Seith Mann; written by Matthew Negrete.
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Sad news in the metal community as Jonathan Athon, bassist for Savannah, GA band Black Tusk, has passed away after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was on life support but, per his wishes, he was taken off.
The band states:
It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud.
The band’s last full length album was 2011′s Set The Dial, which was released via Relapse Records. The band then released a two-song EP entitled Vulture’s Eye earlier this year (Bandcamp).
Thirty two years old. What a tragedy and what a loss. Rest in peace Jonathan. Our deepest condolences to your friends and family as well as your fans.