Death Waltz Announces ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’ And ‘Christmas Evil’ Vinyl Soundtracks

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:35

Death Waltz Recording Company has announced that they will be releasing the soundtracks to the 1984 Christmas slasher Silent Night, Deadly Night as well as the 1980 horror flick Christmas Evil, both on vinyl. Each soundtrack will go on sale tomorrow, November 13th, and will be released in limited quantities.

Silent Night, Deadly Night will be released on a double LP and will be limited to 400 copies worldwide. One disc will be transparent red/solid white split while the other will be transparent red and green. A super limited edition of one disc transparent red and one disc transparent green will be made available for record stores. The liner notes will feature entries from composer Perry Botkin, co-executive producer Scott Schneid, and writer Michael Hickey.

Death Waltz founder Spencer Hickman tells Dread Central:

Botkin’s score is both chaotic and tragic; crashing sounds of distorted percussion are punctuated by both synth and acoustic piano, reflecting the sheer damage that has been done to Billy’s mind. The end result is both emotional and terrifying, even more so with the selection of original Christmas songs as composed by Morgan Ames. But a word of caution: If you don’t have Silent Night, Deadly Night on the turntable this Christmas, we’ll have to tell Billy that you’ve been… naughty. Consider yourselves warned.

Christmas Evil will also be limited to 400 units worldwide and will be pressed on a pink sparkle 10″ vinyl. The liner notes will be by writer/director Lewis Jackson and John Waters.

Head below for the artwork of each album as well as a stream of Silent Night, Deadly Night.

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Demon House – Director Found for Ammons Tale of Terror

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:34

We’ve been reporting on the strange Ammons house case for quite some time, beginning with the occurrences themselves, then “Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans buying the home after the family fled, and now a director is set to bring the tale to the screen.

Deadline is reporting that Lee Daniels (The Butler, The Paperboy, Precious) will be directing Demon House for Relativity Media. Bagans himself is also putting together a documentary of the same name of his experiences within the home. No word yet if both projects will retain the same title, but given the subject matter, it would make sense to have them as companion pieces.

The film is based on Latoya Ammons and her family, whose life rights made this film possible. They claim to have been victims of a demonic possession that has spanned over two years and counting. Ammons and her family have received international media attention for their accounts, which have been witnessed and documented by the Department of Child Services, the Gary (IN) Police Department, and hospital staff.

The experience began with unusual occurrences in her home over two years ago, including swarms of flies around her porch in the winter and unexplainable creaking sounds in her basement. The events progressed to possessive incidents including her oldest daughter unconsciously levitating above her bed and medical staff witnessing her middle son gliding backward on the floor, wall, and ceiling.

According to Relativity, the DCS case manager witnessed her youngest son growling with his teeth showing and eyes rolled back, locking his hands around his older brother’s throat with no recollection of the incident. Initial psychological exams and exorcism attempts failed to provide explanation or solution for the bizarre events.

Stay tuned.

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[TV] Ti West, Jennifer Lynch Directing “South of Hell”

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:32

In addition to the well-known horror director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, “Hemlock Grove”), an array of respected directors have signed on to direct individual episodes of WE tv’s original supernatural thriller, “South of Hell.”

Bloody Disgusting learned today that the line-up includes Ti West (pictured; House of the Devil, The Sacrament, The Innkeepers), Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” Tank Girl), Jennifer Lynch (“The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf”) and Jeremiah Chechik (“Helix,” “Reign”).

“South of Hell” premieres on WE tv in 2015.

Production is currently underway in Charleston, SC.

Charleston, South Carolina is the most possessed city in the world. Evil thrives there. Something with which 30-year-old exorcist Maria Abascal is intimately acquainted. She wrestles demons for a living. Especially Abigail, the one that lives within her. The one who feeds on damned souls and who’s violated the laws of hell to live on earth—and live on, inside Maria. Now, as they work as one, Maria will discover how personal her battle with evil has become and how far Abigail will go to protect them both. It’s a journey where the unspeakable is just a heartbeat away.

WE tv recently announced the cast of “South of Hell,” led by actress Mena Suvari in the dual role of Maria Abascal and her inner demon, Abigail. The cast also includes: Zachary Booth as David Abascal, Maria’s brother; Bill Irwin as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria,; Paulina Singer as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst as southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

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‘Cybernatural’ Gets ‘Unfriended’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:26

Universal Pictures renamed their horror-thriller Cybernatural to Unfriended and set a new date for release.

Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, it will now open on April 17, 2015.

We reviewed the film out of Fantasia.

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead.

Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, and Heather Sossaman star.

The film was developed and conceived by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Levan Gabriadze from a script by Nelson Greaves.

Here’s the festival trailer.

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[Comic Book Review] “Resurrectionists” #1 Spoils Its Hand

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:53
The story of Jericho Way, a man who discovers that not only he can remember his past lives, but he can become them. That’s the great concept of “Resurrectionists” that is sadly not well executed.

WRITTEN BY: Fred Van Lente
ART BY: Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno DiNisio
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed By Pablo Arriaga

The mismatched panels, crazy antics and awesome abilities from a mysterious woman on the first pages are great… until she starts speaking.  The dialogue is too heavy on exposition and way too on the nose. I felt bombarded with terminology from the world before I even knew how the main story begins. She doesn’t need to name the place she just raided as I’m reading it on top of her. It seems like there wasn’t much communication between Van Lente and Rosenzweig. I know he has a tendency to be on the nose but this just felt like too much. Although interesting, and if those first pages are what made anyone pick Resurrentionists up, don’t worry about the rest since it won’t be mentioned again, leaving me confused and annoyed. The rest of the story although fairly entertaining, it kept me wondering when they’ll intertwine with each other ultimately to disappoint. The art and colors are very solid, it took me a second to get adjusted as I had read a couple big 2 titles beforehand, but each character has a solid design to it, with a sort of confusing cover that almost makes it seems like a superhero comic. The highly stylized art doesn’t do much to add to the book, and often poses more questions than the narrative which doesn’t bode well for the book. But this book does have it’s share of fleeting perfect moments. The concept itself is very intriguing but doesn’t do much with the fantastic premise it offers here. Instead the heist elements of this debut issue detract. We already know about the resurrection of the main characters doomed to repeat the same heist for many lives to come, but by the time that reveal is even beginning to be dealt with, the issue is over. This is a title to pick up if you’re really curious how they carry through with the concept in further issues, but I’d almost skip the first one altogether and you may have more resemblance of mystery that way. A solid first effort that ultimately failed to deliver on the promise of the premise thus far. Here’s hoping issue two, will get a little more direction.

Pablo Arriaga has been bringing the gospel of The Slacker Nerd to countless people the world over with Juatcast.com. He also writes the most metal rants on the web and knows a better recipe for tacos than you do. For more writings or to be baptized in the arms of Matthew McConaughey follow Pabby on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Goblin Rebirth Signs To Relapse Records

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:00

Fans of Italian giallo horror music, rejoice! It has been announced that Goblin Rebirth have signed to Relapse Records and a new album will be released in Spring 2015.

The new group contains the famed rhythm section of the original Goblin (drummer Agostino Marangolo and bassist Fabio Pignatelli, who both played on the classic soundtracks to Zombi/Dawn of the Dead, Suspria, Profondo Rosso/Deep Red and more), with the addition of Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni on keyboards and Giacomo Anselmi on guitar.

Regarding the band’s upcoming debut album, it “…was mixed and produced by Fabio Pignatelli, and recorded in Rome at Greta’s Sound, Zamusic Studios and Cherni Studio. The drums were recorded in Trani by Ciccio “Frums” Dettole at Scuola Sul Mare. The album was mastered by Bob Fix at BobFixMastering.

The group commented on the new material, saying:

It was clear to us from the start that we wanted to do an album that in some way evolved from the original Goblin sound but also took a new direction reflecting the personalities of all the band members. The pieces all fell together to make up a story that loosely describes the destruction and rebirth of a strange creature. This is itself a loose metaphor referring to the band history.

Head below for a video of “Killer On The Train”.

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Four More Genre Directors Join WE tv’s South of Hell

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:30

In addition to well-known horror helmer Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), an array of respected directors have signed on to direct individual episodes of WE tv’s upcoming original supernatural thriller “South of Hell.” Read on for the details!

The line-up includes Ti West (House of the Devil, The Sacrament), Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” Tank Girl), Jennifer Lynch (“The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf”), and Jeremiah Chechik (“Helix,” “Reign”).

WE tv recently announced the cast of “South of Hell,” led by actress Mena Suvari (pictured below) in the dual role of Maria Abascal and her inner demon, Abigail. The cast also includes Zachary Booth as David Abascal, Maria’s brother; Bill Irwin as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria; Paulina Singer as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst as Southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

“South of Hell” is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television. The premiere episode was written by Matt Lambert. James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter,” “The Shield,” “The Sopranos”), is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) also serves as executive producer along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Gene Stein, Erica Motley, and Eli Roth.

“South of Hell” (8 episodes of 60 minutes each) premieres on WE tv in 2015. Production is currently under way in Charleston, South Carolina.

Synopsis:
Charleston, South Carolina, is the most possessed city in the world. Evil thrives there. Something with which 30-year-old exorcist Maria Abascal is intimately acquainted. She wrestles demons for a living. Especially Abigail, the one that lives within her. The one who feeds on damned souls and who’s violated the laws of hell to live on earth—and live on, inside Maria. Now, as they work as one, Maria will discover how personal her battle with evil has become and how far Abigail will go to protect them both. It’s a journey where the unspeakable is just a heartbeat away.

 

 

 

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USA Network Gives a Pilot Order to Supernatural Drama Evil Man

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:21

A new “supernatural drama” is possibly heading our way as the USA Network has closed a deal with CBS TV Studios on a pilot order for “Evil Man,” starring Dallas Roberts (“The Walking Dead,” The Grey) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim).

Per Deadline, the project, which Universal Cable Productions will co-produce, was written by Daniel Taplitz (Breakin’ All the Rules). Gary Fleder (“The River,” Homefront) will direct.

Taplitz and Fleder will executive produce alongside CBS TV Studios-based Eric and Kim Tannenbaum as well as Mary Beth Basile. Filming is slated to begin in early December in Vancouver.

“Evil Man” follows Harry Killas (Roberts; below left), an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.

Collins (below right) will play Lazlo Kirk, the profoundly evil former war criminal with magnetic charm and a deep, unpredictable violent streak who forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.

“This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said Jackie de Crinis, EVP Original Programming, USA Network. “It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families.”

Look for more as it comes!

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Make a Date With M. Night Shayamalan’s The Visit

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:34

There was a time when M. Night Shyamalan’s name attached to a movie equaled box office gold. Now it’s left off of things on purpose. Either way, his new flick for Universal, The Visit (formerly Sundowning), has scored a release date.

Deadline reports that the flick will be in theatres on September 11, 2015. Shyamalan self-financed and shot The Visit in and around his home in Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano star.

Synopsis:
The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week-long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple are involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

 

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See a Few Images from Supernatural Episode 10.06 – Ask Jeeves; Go Behind the Scenes of the 200th Episode – Fan Fiction

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:21

We’re still smiling from all the fun to be found in last night’s 200th episode of “Supernatural,” entitled “Fan Fiction,” and also pondering just what that final scene might mean. If you enjoyed it as much as we did, we have a look behind the scenes as well as some highlights from the cast and crew party.

But first be sure to check out a handful of stills from next week’s Episode 10.06, “Ask Jeeves,” that looks to be a spoof of everyone’s favorite board game, “Clue.”

“Supernatural” Episode 10.06 – “Ask Jeeves” (airs 11/18/14)
Dean (Jensen Ackles) is surprised when he checks Bobby’s cell phone and hears a message that says Bobby or his next of kin have been named as a beneficiary in an heiress’ will. Hoping that means extra money, Dean talks Sam (Jared Padalecki) into hitting the road to claim their fortune. However, what they encounter at the house is far from a treasure chest.

John MacCarthy directed this episode written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.

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[Comic Book Review] “Ghosted” #15 Turns The Tables Yet Again.

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:00

I’ve come to have certain expectations when reading a Joshua Williamson comic, and that is to expect the reversal. Whenever everything is going great, we’re on panel away from absolute dread, and when we expect dread we’re offered something a little more hopeful. “Ghosted” #15 slides into the latter category, offering a sliver of hope going forward that Jackson Winters may not be as doomed as he likes to think.

WRITTEN BY: Joshua Williamson

ART BY: Davide Gianfelice

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

He also might not be as comfortable with death as he’s previously alluded. This issue picks up immediately where last month left off, having Charon left our heroes in the belly of his beast, a theater of his grand design of insanity made to offer tribute to his blood candles in an effort to finally appease a more evil force with Jackson’s death wish.

Did anyone really expect Jackson to be the type of guy to off himself? No fucking way. He is cunning, ruthless, and a dickhead, but he’s not a coward. He uses his wit to weasle out of the given situation and his odd relationship with Anderson takes center stage at the climax of the issue. It’s a strange and intoxicating relationship they share, bred out of hatred, nurtured in the afterlife into a bond of almost camaraderie and love, Anderson does something here that isn’t really out of character, but still proves remarkably surprising. I only hope we touch on the ramifications of her choice soon.

David Gianfelice has really come into his own on this series. I started unsure if he was the right fit for the series, but his tight paneling and dark style have only evolved since signing up to take on the series, and he’s really showing a familiarity with the world now. The way he depicts the ghosts are alarming and overwhelming, but kinetic in their displays of power. It proves rather intoxicating and provocative, especially when he really gives us a display of his power, like he does this month with Anderson’s excellent “die” line.

The end of the issue pushes us in a new direction that can’t help but tie itself to the past of the series. It proves very interesting as it seems Williamson has a carefully constructed story that has been heading to a definitive payoff for a while now. I can’t wait to see where things go next.

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Annabelle Heads Home This Coming January

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:58

A mere three months after haunting theaters, creepy doll Annabelle (review) is headed onto the shelves of your home video collection, and we’ve conjured up all the pertinent details for you today. So read on for everything you need to know!

From the Press Release:
Discover the secret of what she wants when Annabelle arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on January 13, 2015, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Reuniting the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller The Conjuring, Annabelle is the terrifying story of where it all began as Annabelle comes to life.

Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) as the Forms; Oscar® nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, 12 Years a Slave) as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore; Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill”) and Brian Howe (Devil’s Knot) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Detective Clarkin.

Annabelle was directed by John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on The Conjuring. James Wan, director of The Conjuring, produced Annabelle along with Peter Safran. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, and Hans Ritter served as executive producers for the film, which came from the script written by Gary Dauberman.

Annabelle will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Annabelle via purchase from digital retailers.

Synopsis:
She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.

New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Special Features:

Blu-ray Combo Pack

• The Curse of Annabelle
• Bloody Tears of Possession
• Dolls of the Demon
• A Demonic Process
• Deleted Scenes

Standard Definition DVD

• The Curse of Annabelle

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Sony Launches Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:54

In anticipation of the feature film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s mega-successful Goosebumps series, Sony Pictures has launched the Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest! Read on for details.

From the Press Release:
To build excitement for the release of the motion picture Goosebumps (in theaters 2015), Sony Rewards has launched the Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest, where fans can share cool content, test their Goosebumps knowledge in quizzes, watch spooky videos, create funny memes, submit fan art, and complete other fun challenges.

By completing challenges and sharing Goosebumps news on social media, fans can climb the leaderboard and win prizes. The current contest’s First Place Prize is a Video Call with famed Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and Second Place Prize is a complete Goosebumps book collection.

Fans who keep sharing content regularly over the course of the full campaign have the opportunity to win other amazing prizes in the future which may include: a Video Call with Jack Black, a Goosebumps Creature Makeover, signed memorabilia, authentic props from the movie, and more!

To find out more information, enter the contest, and read the official rules, click here!

Once fans have entered, they will receive Goosebumps content by e-mail along with information on how they can earn points by sharing and completing Goosebumps challenges.

Goosebumps will be released in theaters nationwide on August 7, 2015. Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books.When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Directed by Robert Letterman. Screenplay by Darren Lemke. Story by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Based on the Goosebumps book series published by Scholastic and written by R.L. Stine. Produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.

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Uni Dates M. Night Shyamalan’s Top Secret ‘The Visit’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:49

Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to M. Night Shyamalan’s top secret The Visit (originally titled Sundowning).

The studio has set the film for release September 11, 2015, says Deadline.

“The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

In addition to the previously announced Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, the pic also stars Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano.

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The Tables Have Turned in this Pair of Clips from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.07 – Do You Remember the First Time?

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:46

It looks like things aren’t going so well for Tripp and his vamp-killing operation in the first of this pair of sneak peeks of “The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.07, “Do You Remember the First Time?” As for the other one… fans of Dalaric should be pleased by their stroll down memory lane!

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.06 – “Do You Remember the First Time?” (11/13/14)
When the past comes back to haunt her, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is forced to face her problems head on. 

After a night out at the annual Whitmore Medical Center Fundraiser, Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) opens up to Alaric (Matt Davis) about her own tragic past.  Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley), Matt (Zach Roerig), and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) resort to extreme measures when Tripp (guest star Colin Ferguson) withholds information about his vampire-killing operation, and Caroline (Candice Accola) is in a race against the clock when Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) gets caught in the middle of a dangerous plan.

Elsewhere, Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) grow closer, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) stumbles upon a startling clue that renews his hope.  Kat Graham also stars.  Darren Genet directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.

Related Story:  New Images from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.07 Ask: Do You Remember the First Time?

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The Conjuring 2 Haunts Summer 2016

Dread Central - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:45

What more can be said about James Wan’s The Conjuring? It was fun, scary, and exactly what the horror genre needed when it came out. Now that Wan has officially signed on to direct the sequel (thank the video gods), the movie has landed a release date!

Look for The Conjuring 2 in theatres on June 10, 2016.

Much like the original film, the sequel will delve back into the case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. No word yet on which of their many noted investigations will be showcased, but with Wan back in the driver’s seat, expect it to be scary as hell.

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[5 Skull Comic Review] “The Fade Out” # 3 Transcends The Medium

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:15

Reading “The Fade Out”#3 is like sitting in your Studebaker drinking scotch from a flask, listening to jazz, and waiting for your wife’s lover to leave work so you can stab him in the parking lot.  And I mean that in the sexiest way possible.  C.S. Lewis used the word Sehnsucht to describe a nostalgia for something we never experienced.  Woody Allen talks about golden age thinking in his film “Midnight in Paris”.  When I read “The Fade Out” I long to live between the pages, to rub elbows with the Hollywoodland elite, to get caught up and swept away their world, and to embrace the seedy dark truth of it all beneath the surface.  “The Fade Out” transcends the medium for me.  I’ll try my best to talk about it in more certain terms

WRITTEN BY: Ed Brubaker

ART BY: Sean Phillips
PUBLISHER: Image
PRICE:  $3.50

RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reviewed By Eric Switzer

The scope of this series gets wider in this issue as new characters are introduced and their darkness is exposed.  Characters in Brubaker/Phillips books can be described by their weaknesses.  Their defining characteristics are the things their flaws, which more often than not turn out to be fatal ones.  Maya is hired to replace Val in the film and has had to do some pretty shocking things to get where she is now, as evidence by her reaction to Thursby using a secret door to invade her dressing room.  I wouldn’t be the first to call Brubaker a feminist, so in the golden age of film industry misogyny, I think there is a lot here to unpack thematically, but I’ll save that for a future essay.

Discovering who Val was through the different perspective of each character is not unlike unravelling Laura Palmer.  It feels like Brubaker is making us slowly fall in love with a dead girl, and if she turns out to really be like Laura, the rug will be pulled out from under us in the most earth shattering of ways.  Brubaker has that capacity.

“Fatale” gave Sean Phillips and opportunity to color outside the panels, and I think he is taking some of that expression and energy to the pages of “The Fade Out”.  I am in love with his imaginative panels.  The mark of a great artist is in how their art enhances or expands the themes, narrative, and characters.  Phillips work is beyond comparison.

My only issue with this series is the inconsistent release schedule.  Quality takes time obviously, but too much time and it necessary to start the series over every time an issue comes out.  Not that I’m complaining, I’m pretty sure I have designated “The Fade Out” as my desert island book already.

Eric Switzer  is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

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[Comic Book Review] “Prometheus: Fire and Stone” #3 Is Damn Good

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:08

As each new installment in the Fire and Stone series is released I find myself taking out a bigger and bigger microscope to examine it with.  Though it may not be objective, I think this series deserves to be held to a higher standard.  It is for this reason that for the first time I have some criticism of “Prometheus”.  Perhaps it is finally that halfway through the event I can start to set aside my fanboy colored glasses and put back on the cynical ones I am used to wearing, but the truth is I can’t say this is a perfect issue.  Thankfully it is, however, a damn good one.

WRITTEN BY: Paul Tobin
ART BY: Juan Ferreyra
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: November 12, 2014

Reveiwed By Eric Switzer

 

Before I start to gripe there are a lot of awesome things about this book to discuss.  Seeing the dots connect between all four books is probably the most exciting thing about the whole series.  “Prometheus” is like a great prequel: we know how the story ends, but it is just so much fun seeing how we get there, and with some clever plotting we can even be surprised along the way.  Galgo’s decision to ditch everyone and take off in the Perses is both an interesting turn of events and absolutely true to his character.  It can be difficult to keep things fresh when the reader already knows what is going to happen but “Prometheus” has had no problem being intriguing and narratively rich.  Furthermore there is a plot thread here involving an Engineer that began in “Alien” and has been hinted at in “AVP” but will need to be resolved in the final issue of “Prometheus”.  His role is mysterious essential to the Prometheus franchise so I’m excited to see where that is going.

Elden is a fucking awesome villain and the particular state of decay he is in in this series is horrifically awesome.  His panels stood out as some of the most visually engaging moments in the entire “Fire and Stone” series, which is really saying considering how extremely metal this whole series has been.  I love seeing Elden be evil and interacting with the aliens.  I imagine we has quite a bit more of that in the coming issues.

Unfortunately beyond that I don’t think this book stood out and in fact it actually stumbled in some places due to a lot of dialogue falling flat and a general lack of action.  Last week we read “AVP” #2 and it was a blood bath.  This week we have a lot of panic over a code lock and are reminded three times that Chris’s wife Jill is on the ship.  I felt like we were going in circles around these two points for half the book.  And when we weren’t talking about the code lock we were being assaulted with dialogue like:

“I mean, I didn’t do much in college past stealing beer and pretending I wasn’t the father… but I think that’s more than six”.

At this point I had to look at the cover to make sure there wasn’t a fill in writer on this issue.  Now, I am well are that this sort of ham-handed long winded way of saying nothing is not uncommon in the genre, and even in the films.  But it is uncommon for Paul Tobin and I was taken out of the action more than twice while reading this issue.  I may be becoming more critical with higher expectation, but that is because this series is just so damn good.  This book is one of my favorite and this creative team is a power house.  I expect only the best.

Eric Switzer is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

 

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Win A Sweet Prize Pack From Obituary! (Contest)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with legendary death metal band Obituary to bring you an exclusive contest where you can win two tickets, an autographed poster, deluxe CD and t-shirt! We’ve also got two runner-up prize packs that feature a deluxe CD as well as an autographed poster. All details for the contest and how to enter can be found below!

This contest is open to all US and European readers. Since the band is already on tour in the US, if you want to go to one of their shows, we’re going to put the winner down for a future 2015 date!

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Nov 13 Las Vegas, NV LVCS w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

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Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Nov 15 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov 19 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22 Regina, SK Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28 Montreal, QC Le National
Nov 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03 Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 04 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec 06 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Dec 07 Miami, FL Grand Central

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Jan 15 Essen, Germany Turock
Jan 16 Alkmar, Holland Victory
Jan 17 Bremen, Germany Tivoli
Jan 18 Praha, Czech Republic Futurum
Jan 19 Krakow, Poland Fabryka
Jan 21 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kurt
Jan 22 Vienna, Austria Szene
Jan 23 Innsbruck, Austria Weekender Club
Jan 24 Romagnano, Italy R&R Area
Jan 25 Luzern, Switzerland Schuur
Jan 27 Barcelona, Spain Salamandra
Jan 28 Toulouse, France Metronum
Jan 29 Paris, France Divan du Monde
Jan 30 Enschede, Holland Atak
Jan 31 Antwerp, Belgium Zaal de Kuup/Horror Festival
Feb 01 London, England Underworld

May 22 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot

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[Comic Book Review] “Django/Zorro” #1

bloody disgusting - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:55

Throw a classic cinematic icon with a modern interpretation of the western gun-slinging hero and you get Django / Zorro #1. After reading this debut issue, I now want to go dig up the mini-series of DJango Unchained that Vertigo Comicsreleased last year. It’s as if anyone can meet anyone in comics. Oh wait, that’s the best part about comics! Anything can and will happen which makes it a fun read indeed.

WRITTEN BY: Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner

ART BY: Esteve Polls

PUBLISHER: Dynamite Entertainment / Vertigo Comics

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 12 November 2014

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady
Twitter: @mrbradysteele

Once upon a time in the Old West, the unlikeliest of team-ups happened. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a mute Indian, an aged, wealthy Mexican and an African American bounty hunter roll into a town. Of course they do. Why not? I had to double-check the credits for this story to make sure I wasn’t reading things wrong.

Legendary film maker Quentin Tarantino and veteran comic book creator Matt Wagner have started another tale for the man with the mark of “Z” and the deadliest gun in recent cowboy cinema start a quest of justice. The dialogue is pretty crisp as you would expect from these storytellers. Tarantino and Wagner seem to work well together as establishing who can do what and how cool they can sound doing it early on.

Artist Esteve Polls is new to me but impresses in this first chapter nicely. The action is straight out of the movies of both characters. It’s crisp when it needs to be. Polls also makes his work simple and direct as needed with great effect. This collaboration seems to be a well thought-out one and I look forward to seeing more from them.

Anytime you see Zorro in action, you can’t help but see how influential a hero he is throughout pop culture. Comics fans should definitely recognize where one of THE most popular heroes (that rhymes with…Ratman) and see how brilliant this classic hero’s mythos really is. I imagine it’ll be quite the tale to see as a newer hero like Django learns from this legend. I truly believe you will enjoy this story if you like any of the creators or characters in these pages. To me, it feels like we’ve only just started and it looks like it’ll be a really stylish story.

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