There Be Water Monsters In These ‘The Evil Within’ Screens

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:19

Bethesda has tossed out a fresh batch of screenshots from Shinji Mikami’s upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within, and one of them shows off a creature that was teased in the latest trailer. I’m not sure what that freaky looking water monster is supposed to be, but its face-full of teeth makes it look like a thing of nightmares.

Here’s the new trailer, in case you missed it.

The Evil Within releases on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26th.

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Watch This New ‘Grave’ Trailer. What Do You See?

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:50

The crowdfunding campaign for the surreal survival horror game Grave has raised less than half of its $30,000 funding goal with only 10 days to spare. I had the chance to spend some time with it recently, and this is very much a game worth supporting. It’s ambitious in that it isn’t exactly what you’d expect. At first glance, it looks like a horror game set in the desert, but there is so much more to it than that.

If you’d like to help Grave become a real game, you can help it out on Kickstarter.

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5 Questions With ‘Wolf Creek 2′ Director Greg McLean!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:49

Image Entertainment’s highly anticipated slasher, Wolf Creek 2, arrives on VOD platforms today April 17th, with a theatrical run set for May 16. Brad loved the film and I really dug it as well. It’s a refreshing twist on the 2005 original that feels more fun without sacrificing gore or brutality.

In the film directed by Greg McLean,Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor.

I recently sent a few questions to McLean via email and I figured today would be the day to share them! Check it out below!

What was it like visiting this territory again after 8 or 9 years away?

Really interesting on lots of levels. Firstly it was great to be able to really expand many of the ideas that were set up and suggested about Mick and his world from the first movie. In many ways this is like The Road Warrior to Mad Max where the first one established a character and a story and in the second film I had the opportunity to really take that character on a much bigger and more in depth adventure in madness. In many ways it was really about getting the script right tonally and once that was right – production was a blast. It was actually a really fun movie to shoot, despite the fact it’s full of genuine terror and intense horror.

This movie feels different tonally than the first. Just as gruesome, but more fun. Was that a conscious choice?

Yes it was. It’s a different world now from when the first movie came out and I’m a very different filmmaker now than I was way back when. Your interests naturally develop creatively there were cinematic ideas and images I was interested in exploring in this film that just meant it would feel, look and sound differently. The other major different was that the first movie worked the way only a first film can – we don’t who the villain is or what’s in store. In a sequel – the audience has all that information – so you have the structure the story knowing and respecting what the audience already knows. So it’s an entirely different and complex game you are playing. In a way you have be “with” Mick because the audience knows him in some way. So with that, and the fact I was very interested in creating a pure suspense film with an interesting structure, the grounds were laid for a different feeling picture.

What’s your creative partnership with John Jarratt like?

It’s very rewarding and a real collaboration. I love working with actors and working with someone like John who just has so much to give as an actor in terms of drawing from a rich well of experience and ideas and creativity just means as a director you can really go anywhere. We also both know the character very well so it’s developing all the time on set, I’m always looking for the spontaneous and unplanned moment where actors just do something off the cuff that becomes a classic look, or line or beat of action. That’s the real magic for me.

What was your favorite kill to design in the film?

So many to choose from! I’d have to say I’m pretty fond of the opening headshot of the cop. That whole sequence, in fact the whole opening sequence, I’m really proud of that as a stand alone set piece. It was really a “refresher” or character prologue – like the Bond films have.

Who is your favorite slasher? Aside from Mick Taylor?

I think Leatherface has always had a special place for me, ever since on a late night at a friends house when I was 14 or so they popped on a little movie called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It scared the living shit out of me and made a lasting impact. I’d always loved horror movies before that having grown up on Hammer werewolf and vampire movies and Hitchcock thrillers, but that movie shifted something in my brain and started my fascination with fear. So, welcome to my nightmare!

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New Godzilla One-Sheet and Video Stomp In

Dread Central - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:44

The third "Meet the Director" video and a new poster are here for Legendary Pictures' upcoming take on Godzilla, and the film is coming so close we can almost taste the destruction! Check it out!

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star in the film which has been rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence."

Visit the official Godzilla website here.




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James Franco Is In ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’?

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:34

The Wrap has a new story (that caught our eye via Badass Digest). Apparently James Franco will be in 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the surprisingly good Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Don’t get too excited. Apparently the appearance is so minor that Franco himself wasn’t even aware of it, and it’s probably made up of leftover footage from ROTPOTA. When EW asked about the role his reply was, ““Wait, I have a cameo? I didn’t know that. You know, I don’t even think they asked my permission for that.” So there you go. Apparently EW has some sort of info on this thing or is just so amazingly wrong (a real possibility) that they accidentally punked Franco.

In theaters July 11, Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring. In the sequel to the prequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Third ‘The Quiet Ones’ Trailer Finally Shares New Footage!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:01

Lionsgate has released a third and final trailer for The Quiet Ones that finally shares brand new footage. The new trailer is set against a nursery rhyme as Olivia Cooke’s character is experimented on. She’s not possessed, is she? Find out on April 25.

In the supernatural horror, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke.

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‘Godzilla’ Becomes the King of Japan (Poster)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:34

The latest poster for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla, in theaters May 16, once again celebrates the franchise’s heritage by putting the giant monster inside the flag of Japan.

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes what is said to be a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star in the pic rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence…

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[Exclusive] Preview: George Romero’s “Empire of the Dead” #4

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00

George Romero’s latest chapter in the “Living Dead” franchise continues next week in the first act of “Empire of the Dead”. Many doubted Romero’s ability to successfully introduce vampires into his undead universe, but so far it’s coming up roses. If you’re a fan of his earlier work, I have no doubt you’ll be a fan of this series.

WRITTEN BY: George A. Romero
ART BY: Alex Maleev
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 23, 2014

Welcome to New York years after the eruption of an undead plague—a city not only teeming with zombies, but also ruled by a vampire!

• Who is the ultimate wild card: the undead gladiator Zanzibar…the former cop known only as X…or the southern firecracker called Dixie Peach?

• Plus: It’s a terrorizing team-up in variant cover form when the Zombie Godfather George Romero unites with the Zombie King Arthur Suydam!

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Our 5 Favorite Possessed Leading Ladies!!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00

Hammer Films’ The Quiet Ones hits theaters on April 25th, and looks to continue the winning streak they established with The Woman In Black and Let Me In.

In the film, “Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an “experiment” on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

To celebrate the film’s release – and ponder what exactly is happening to Cooke’s Jane Harper – we decided to take a sponsored look back at some iconic corollaries from horror’s past.

Head below for Our 5 Favorite Possessed Leading Ladies!!!

5: Katie – Paranormal Activity

While Katie might not be the most visually frightening of our possessed leading ladies, she has by far the most franchise staying power. From getting possessed in PA1 to running around snapping necks in PA4, she’s actually been in all five movies (including The Marked Ones) at this point. And you can bet your bottom dollar she’ll be in this year’s PA5. With all of this demonic activity, Katie hasn’t been Katie for a long time.

4: Linda – Evil Dead II

Denise Bixler’s poor Linda doesn’t get an awful lot of screen time, but she definitely makes the most of what she’s given. Not only does she get possessed, have her head cut off and get buried in a shallow grave – she’s able to reincarnate herself and dance in the moonlight before coming back for a chainsaw attack. Linda’s got moxie.

3: Emily Rose – The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

Not only did this 2005 film give us a pre “Dexter” Jennifer Carpenter, it firmly put future Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil director Scott Derrickson on the map. Almost as important? This is the movie that gets to yell “first” when it comes to the increased limbering up of our possessed subjects. If your exorcism movie has a yoga pose in it, you might just be ripping off this seminal film.

2: Rosemary – Demons

Lamberto Bava’s Demons is an insanely fun ride, and one of my favorite characters from the film is Geretta Giancarlo’s (aka Geretta Geretta) Rosemary. Her transformation is so sudden and her demonized presence so uniquely lustful of carnage it’s hard to get her out of your mind.

1: Regan – The Exorcist

Like there could be any other. When Linda Blair’s Regan fell under the possession of the demon Pazuzu film history was made with one of the most striking visual transformations in history. Not only does Regan not look like herself, not only does she levitate – she is utterly profane in every conceivable way. It also doesn’t hurt that William Friedkin concocted an all out masterpiece in this 1973 film, one of the best horror movies of all time.

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Exclusive Clip From 13 Sins Rings In

Dread Central - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00

On tap right now is an exclusive clip from Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins, which opens in select theatres tomorrow, April 18th. On the fence about seeing this one? This little bit of spooky may do the trick for ya in terms of decision making!

Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, and Ron Perlman star.

Synopsis
Elliot Brindle is a bright but meek social services coordinator, drowning in debt - and desperate because he's about to marry the love of his life.  Upon receiving a phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks, Elliot learns he will be on his way to winning $6.2M if he quickly follows through with his first two instructions: swat the fly that is currently bothering him and then eat the fly.

Although thousands of dollars are suddenly appearing in his bank account, Elliot remains suspicious, though comforted by the knowledge that he can stop playing at any time - if only to lose every penny that he's won. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, Elliot's need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme... to a devastating point of no return.



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[Exclusive] Preview: “The Vampire Diaries” Chapter 21

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43

Today sees the release of an all new “Vampire Diaries” story from DC Comics. “Grunge” kicks of with chapter 21, and is the first of a three part story set in 1990s Seattle. “Grunge” is a fitting title. This series is part of DC’s digital-first slate.

If you’re interested in picking up the book you can download is here for only .99 cents. You can also find the chapter on the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store, Kindle Store, and Google Play.

WRITTEN BY: B. Clay Moore
ART BY: Xermanico
COVER: Lawrence Reynolds
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
PRICE: $0.99
RELEASE: April 17, 2014

“Grunge” part 1 of 3! Seattle, the 1990s. Stefan’s surrounded himself with young musicians, but will Damon accept this change in lifestyle?

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Eager to See the New Zombeavers Poster? Here It Is!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:30

In NYC and planning to see Zombeavers at Tribeca? Or maybe you're on the other side of the country like we are and jonesing for any kind of update you can get. Either way, we have the film's new poster to share!

Starring Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano, and Jake Weary, Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy from director Jordan Rubin. It's written by Rubin, Al Kaplan, and Jon Kaplan.

The Zombeavers schedule at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is as follows:

SAT 4/19 - 10:30 PM - Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4
SAT 4/26 - 11:30 PM - AMC Loews Village 7 - 3

Synopsis:
A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy, and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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The Beast Within Comes Special Delivery

Dread Central - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:30

The excellent found footage horror flick Delivery: The Beast Within (review) (or Delivery, as it was known in the UK) is finally headed to home video Stateside, and we have full details and lots of eye candy for you! Check it out!

From the Press Release
Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company The Collective has acquired the U.S. rights to paranormal thriller DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN (aka DELIVERY) and will be releasing the feature in theaters and on VOD this May.

A limited theatrical run in NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and Indianapolis is set for May 30th with the movie hitting cable VOD on all major platforms three days prior on May 27th.

Directed by Brian Netto and produced by Adam Schindler (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Netto), DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN stars Laurel Vail, Danny Barclay, and Rob Cobuzio in the paranormal thriller that has been generating buzz since it premiered last summer at the L.A. Film Festival.

DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. As the camera continues to capture strange events, Rachel begins to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child. Told through the show's un-aired footage and interviews with friends, family, and production members, this savvy debut feature leverages the voyeuristic properties of reality television to present a fresh perspective on classic horror themes of possession and the paranormal -- and delivers enough eeriness to keep you on the edge of your seat.

U.S. audiences will finally get a chance to see the movie that AintItCool called “...a horror movie you’re going to want to seek out” and Indiewire declared “a creepy-fun-scary flick that will leave you needing a hug” when it opens next month.

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Dynamite Signs Warren Ellis

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:29

Dynamite Entertainment has scooped up Warren Ellis to relaunch their superhero lineup later this year according to their most recent press release. This marks the first time Ellis will work with the publisher. Dynamite has been trying hard to keep up with the other “indie” companies like Dark Horse and Image, and perhaps the Warren Ellis grit is just what their lineup needs. Check out some quotes and more details below.

From the press release:

April 17th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is honored to announce that Warren Ellis, one of the greatest and most respected comic book writers in comics, will be working with Dynamite for the very first time! Warren Ellis plans to take control of the Project Superpowers universe in late 2014, as Dynamite Entertainment continues to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.

“I’ve long been fascinated by the period in comics that produced these characters, and I’m very much looking forward to working out the strange, atmospheric take on the weird thriller that they inspired.  Also, it’s going to be a pleasure to finally do a job through the good offices of my old friend Nick Barrucci.”  – Warren Ellis

“I’ve wanted to work with Warren for many years, and have approached him more than a few times,” says Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci, “I can honestly say that when his schedule allowed for us to work together, I was speechless.  We’ve been waiting for the right creative vision to bring back Dynamite’s Superpowers Universe, and I can’t think of anyone better than Warren to do so.  I was elated that both came together.  He will make this series his own and will bring a larger audience to Dynamite’s Super Powers universe.  This is truly an honor to be working with him, as Warren elevates Dynamite to a new level.”

“Warren is truly a visionary storyteller and he’s been given carte blanche to reimagine these characters and this world,” adds Dynamite Senior Editor Joe Rybandt. “The results will appeal to his existing fans for sure, but the world he is creating is accessible to all from the start.”

Warren Ellis is a graphic novelist, columnist and author of the New York Times best-selling novel Gun Machine, which is currently being developed for television.  He has a novella, Normal, and a non-fiction book due from Farrar Straus Giroux in 2014.  RED 2, the sequel to the Bruce Willis-Helen Mirren film RED based on his book of the same name, was released in August 2013.  He holds the lifetime achievementprize from comics’ Eagle Awards and the NUIG President’s Medal for services to free speech.  He travels a lot and mostly lives in airplanes now.

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Review: “Genesis” One Shot

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:17

 

 

With “Genesis” Nathan Edmonson and Alison Sampson craft an extended tale of ultimate creation. A man is granted with the ability to will anything he can think of into existence. This book is trippy. It will warp your mind by taking you on a journey of ultimate expression.  This liberating ability should bring ultimate fulfillment and gratification. Yet, through a deeply emotional look at the process of creation comes the emptiness of the action, and musings on what we could of done or should of done with our lives.

 

WRITTEN BY: Nathan Edmonson

ART BY: Alison Sampson

PUBLISHER: Image

PRICE: $6.99

RELEASE: April16, 2014

 

Adam is a man who has grown tired with his life. He has given himself to a higher power and still feels wildly unfulfilled. After making an attempt on his life he discovers he can create anything, and shape reality as he see’s fit. This power is seemingly benevolent, but the act of creation goes hand in hand with the act of destruction.

 

The narrative of  “Genesis” may ultimately mean different things for different people. I was lucky enough to speak with Nathan Edmonson about the book last month, and he was very candid about what parts of him were in the book. He had hoped there was nothing of him here, while conversely artist Alison Sampson leaves everything on the page.

This interesting dichotomy almost defines the book in and of itself. The act of ultimate creation may mean everything to someone or nothing to another person. Being able to create infinite worlds almost takes away from the beauty of something with confines, something within a space. Whereas Sampson’s art defies the confines of the page, natural space and architecture are seemingly expanded with every successive panel.

As Adam listlessly drifts through his new life the book takes on an increasingly somber tone. It’s unclear what this is supposed to mean to him, or what it means to us. His raw power disrupts the fine balancing act that brings form to the universe and allows Sampson to alter reality as she sees fit. Often pages are completely torn asunder with incredibly vivid and imaginative spins on reality, be it whirling vortexes, or mountainous coils of debris made to look like buildings or winding paths.

The narrative deals with existential doubt in a bold and provocative way that isn’t concerned with giving answers. Instead the readers are left to make their own conclusions about the process on the page. Is Adam’s power a gift or a curse?  Has he already died, or has he brought on the end of existence for everyone else. There is absolutely no clarity surrounding those issues, but the questions are the strength of the piece.

The art of creation is something creatives struggle with on a daily basis. What is too much, what is too little, and what will find it’s audience. “Genesis” takes the insecurity around those issues and blows it up to monumental proportions. It’s a dense and layered one shot that challenges you to ask questions, while treating your eyes to a feast of wild and imaginative design.

 

Rating: 3.5/5 Skulls.

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Leaving The Group: Band Vows To Continue On

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00

Australian rockers AC/DC have issued a formal statement via their Facebook tackling the rumors of their retirement due to guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young’s recent stroke. Both good and bad news has come forth as it’s been confirmed that Young will be “…taking a break from the band due to ill health.” However, the group vows to continue on and state that they, “…will continue to make music.” A new album will be the first since 2008′s Black Ice.

We send our best wishes to Malcolm Young and hope for a speedy recovery.

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Unstable Ground to Adapt “Kane” Into Feature

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:15

Canadian production company Unstable Ground has acquired the film rights to Douglas Borton’s horror novel “Kane”, Bloody Disgusting learned.

The project is now in development, and will be scripted by Serena Whitney and Justin McConnell (The Collapsed, Skull World). Whitney and McConnell will also co-­‐produce, along with prolific Canadian-­‐producer Avi Federgreen (Still Mine, One Week, High Life). The team is rounded out by two highly-­respected genre directors, who currently serve as consulting producers: Adam Mason (Blood River, The Devil’s Chair, Broken), and George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine, 24 Hour Rental). A director has yet to be named.

Kane is a force of nature. Walking out of the desert into the dying town of Tuskett, which only 23 people still call home, he has only one purpose: to kill every resident. Relentless, stealthy, and without mercy, Kane won’t stop until every last man, woman and child is nothing but a memory. Soon the surviving townspeople must band together to fight this seemingly-­‐unstoppable evil, or die trying. Brutal, action-­‐ packed, and most importantly, character-­‐driven, Kane is a thrilling story of survival at any cost.

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Review: “Genesis” One Shot

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:12

With “Genesis” Nathan Edmonson and Alison Sampson craft an extended tale of ultimate creation. A man is granted with the ability to will anything he can think of into existence and things get trippy. It will warp your mind by taking you on a journey of ultimate expression.  This liberating ability should bring ultimate fulfillment and gratification. Yet, through a deeply emotional look at the process of creation comes the emptiness of the action, and musings on what we could of done or should of done with our lives.

 

WRITTEN BY: Nathan Edmonson

ART BY: Alison Sampson

PUBLISHER: Image

PRICE: $6.99

RELEASE: April16, 2014

Adam is a man who has grown tired with his life. He has given himself to a higher power and still feels wildly unfulfilled. After making an attempt on his life he discovers he can create anything, and shape reality as he see’s fit. This power is seemingly benevolent, but the act of creation goes hand in hand with the act of destruction.

The narrative of  “Genesis” may ultimately mean different things for different people. I was lucky enough to speak with Nathan Edmonson about the book last month, and he was very candid about what parts of him were in the book. He had hoped there was nothing of him here, while conversely artist Alison Sampson leaves everything on the page.

This interesting dichotomy almost defines the book in and of itself. The act of ultimate creation may mean everything to someone or nothing to another person. Being able to create infinite worlds almost takes away from the beauty of something with confines, something within a space. Whereas Sampson’s art defies the confines of the page, natural space and architecture are seemingly expanded with every successive panel.

As Adam listlessly drifts through his new life the book takes on an increasingly somber tone. It’s unclear what this is supposed to mean to him, or what it means to us. His raw power disrupts the fine balancing act that brings form to the universe and allows Sampson to alter reality as she sees fit. Often pages are completely torn asunder with incredibly vivid and imaginative spins on reality, be it whirling vortexes, or mountainous coils of debris made to look like buildings or winding paths.

The narrative deals with existential doubt in a bold and provocative way that isn’t concerned with giving answers. Instead the readers are left to make their own conclusions about the process on the page. Is Adam’s power a gift or a curse?  Has he already died, or has he brought on the end of existence for everyone else. There is absolutely no clarity surrounding those issues, but the questions are the strength of the piece.

The art of creation is something creatives struggle with on a daily basis. What is too much, what is too little, and what will find it’s audience. “Genesis” takes the insecurity around those issues and blows it up to monumental proportions. It’s a dense and layered one shot that challenges you to ask questions, while treating your eyes to a feast of wild and imaginative design.

 


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Go Inside the Minds of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:06

Broadcast Thought is the collective name for a creative cabal of three forensic psychiatrists (H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.) who also happen to have a vast and unquenchable thirst for pop culture knowledge. I can say this with a modicum of authority since I’ve been working with them on an upcoming special feature for the site that I think you will all will really, really enjoy.

In you’re in the Los Angeles/Anaheim area, you can get a sense of what they’re all about this Saturday, April 19th at 730PM. That’s when their Flashback to the Slash Pack Panel goes down at Wondercon. You’ll definitely want to be there as they delve into the psyches of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.

Also on the panel is screenwriter Mark Swift who, along with Damian Shannon, wrote Freddy Vs. Jason and the 2009 installment of Friday The 13th (one of my personal favorites in the franchise). Swift cares deeply about the mythology of these characters and, as someone who has written several scripts from their point of view, should be a great addition to the evening.

Follow BTdocs (pictured below) and Shannon and Swift on Twitter and be sure to head down and check out this event. I’ll be in the audience, feel free to say hi!

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Here’s the New ‘Amityville’ Horror House Being Constructed!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:56

Beware, Amityville has come to Long Beach, CA.

Twitter user @aeromat has shot some on-location photos from the set of the new Amityville, to be helmed by P2 and Maniac‘s Franck Khalfoun.

The photos display the new Amityville Horror house being erected in Long Beach, CA.

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne are attached to star with the former will play a mother who lives in the infamous house.

TWC-Dimension will haunt theaters January 2, 2015.

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