'The Forest' Enters Steam Early Access On May 22

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:49

Easily one of the scariest looking indie horror games of 2014 is The Forest, a game that resembles the video game offspring of Cannibal Holocaust and The Descent. It looks horrifying, and while I’ve been ridiculously excited to get my hands on it since day one, each new trailer they’ve released since then has only amped up that excitement. If you feel the same way, you’ll be happy to hear that it will be hitting Steam Early Access on May 22nd.

Mark your calendars, folks. One of our most anticipated horror games of 2014 just took a step closer to an official release date. Let’s celebrate with a new trailer.

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'Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent' Review: Best Of The Worst

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:14

Written by Jason Nawara, @JasonNawara

This is it, the fourth and final “Lost Chapter” from the saga of Los Perdidos. It’s a bittersweet end to what has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. If you’ve followed my reviews of the first three Dead Rising 3 DLC packs, you know this is the part where I tell you that I loved the base retail release, but I’ve largely loathed this DLC. In fact, this has been some of the worst post-release content I’ve ever had the displeasure of experiencing. Mostly because it’s overpriced and lazy, but we’ll get into that in more detail in my review of The Last Agent.

The final of the ‘Lost Chapters’, thankfully, is one of the best. Unfortunately, that isn’t saying much, and it’s too little, too late. I had high expectations for this add-on content when it was first revealed, as there’s plenty of cool ways to continue the adventures and exploits of Nick Ramos and friends, but the half-baked missions and lack of effort into forwarding the mythos left me running from point A and point B once again, with nothing but crumbs of plot left for me to feed on.

It’s a total bummer too, because the plot of The Last Agent is one of the best yet. I’ll try to remain as spoiler-free as possible for those of you that want to pay for this overpriced season pass, but let it be known that you are ZDC agent Richard Park, one of the good guys. You know how those ZDC agents were vilified? He’s one of the clean ones, and he’s out here to save those in need and kick some zombie ass with his host of new weapons and cool ZDC vehicle.

The weapons in this DLC are pretty neat and the ZDC tank is one of the more clever vehicles in the game. You shoot a cannon that freezes the zombies then you can run them over and shatter them into little pieces of frozen zombie giblets with little effort. This was hugely satisfying, but in the end, you’re still just driving from one objective to the next like you have been for the last 30-60 hours (who knows?) and what makes it worse is if you’re at level 50, you’re not gaining any more XP. I hate this.

The mission structure is beyond tired. While the act of killing zombies in hundreds of different ways takes a while to get old, all of ZDC agent Richard Park’s quests are merely “go here, bring me X” or “go here with me so we can get X.” It truly is boring at this point, and it’s disheartening how little Capcom seemed to care about such an important franchise for them.

While the patch before the dropping of this suite of DLC really, truly improved Dead Rising 3 on a technical level, there’s still a weird and unforgivable amount of bugs months after release. Pop up is prevalent to an alarming degree, especially if you are driving at fast speeds, some button combinations are too squishy and unresponsive, and spoken dialogue is difficult to hear which is just another slap in the face of those who are here for more plot, because they like Dead Rising (like me).

Yes, I know it’s ridiculous to be into the plot of Dead Rising 3, but I am, because at this point at level 50, it’s all I got going for me, and The Last Agent has some legitimate cool things going for it as far as tying into the base plot… But I can’t hear half the dialogue. I hate this.

This encapsulates entirely into the fact that the Lost Chapters are overpriced as hell. It’s like one of those survivors in a post-apocalyptic wasteland who is selling his wares at ridiculous prices because he can. We get it, there isn’t much out for the new systems, but each one of these chapters can very realistically be completed in an hour or two (three if you’re a major completist), so let’s call it 8 hours total for this $30 season pass – that’s just way too much considering the content is rehashed in the extreme.

If there were more cut-scenes, dialogue you could here, and marginal effort in creating missions that had more than fetching as the mechanic, you’d have something that might be worth the near $8 an hour you paid for it (at least).

The Final Word: The Last Agent is the kid who gets a trophy for effort. It’s the best of what’s probably been the worst DLC suite I’ve ever played. This episode doesn’t make up for the rest, but it has cool new collectibles and isn’t quite as soul-crushing as the previous chapters, mostly because the interlocking with the main game is fun and something Capcom seriously should have invested more time into.

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New 'Godzilla' Poster Stomps Through Town!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:43

I know you already read my Set Visit this morning, but since it’s hitting theaters May 16, Warner Bros. Pictures is really ramping up the hype for director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. This newest splash comes in the form of a poster that again highlights the size of the big guy.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

The film, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Richard T. Jones, is an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved at a time when the surface of the Earth was over ten times more radioactive that it is today. Godzilla can convert his radiation stores into a violent, focused exhalation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient Pacific Island myths, “Gojira” was last spotted in 1954, when the U.S. Navy encountered and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean – until a threat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to reappear.

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NBC Gives Grimm an Early Renewal for the 2014-15 Season

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:30

This was pretty much a no-brainer given its track record, but we still think NBC's early renewal of "Grimm" is some of the best news we've gotten all week! To celebrate, we're happy to finally share the preview of Friday night's Episode 3.16, "The Show Must Go On."

From the Press Release:
With the renewal, “Grimm” — the popular Friday night series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales — will now head into its fourth season.

“Grimm” is the #1 Friday series on ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox so far this season in adults 18-49, averaging a 2.5 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. This is a 4% gain versus the show’s rating at this point in the season last year, while “Grimm’s” average of 8.1 million viewers overall is up versus one year ago by 17%.

Related Story: Monroe Joins a Wesen Carnival in these Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On"

David Giuntoli stars as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms. He increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm. The series also stars Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, and Claire Coffee.

The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. “Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. It has been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards, two Satellite Awards, and a Saturn Award. “Grimm” was also nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding stunt coordination.

Congrats to all parties involved!

"Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On" (airs 3/21/14; 9-10PM)
A WESEN CARNIVAL COMES TO PORTLAND - A double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a traveling carnival where the performers are not what they seem.

To get a better understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. On the wedding front, Monroe has a really important question for Nick.

In Austria an invaluable member of the Resistance makes the ultimate sacrifice to help Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star; Sam Witwer guest stars.

For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.

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Metallica Release Studio Demo Of New Song "Lords Of Summer"

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:20

Heavy metal legends Metallica have released a “garage demo” version of their new track “Lords Of Summer”, which saw its debut this past weekend when the band played it live in Bogota, Columbia. This is the first new track from the band’s since 2008′s Death Magnetic (putting aside 2011′s Lulu). The band is supposedly hard at work on a new studio album, which will be their 10th. There are rumors that it might be released late this year although an early 2015 release date is more likely.

Head below for the studio demo.


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New Godzilla One-Sheet Starts Tailgating!

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:17

A new one-sheet has arrived for Legendary Pictures Godzilla, and it focuses on Big G's least flattering sides. Check it out, and then stare at your calendar damning every single second, minute, hour, day, week until its release.

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.




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New Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Quiet Ones

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:11

Buzzfeed nailed down an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette in support of Hammer's The Quiet Ones, and we have this special look for you right here. Dig it... and remember to keep quiet until the flick's release!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:
The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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Help Pick the Cover Art for Joy Ride 3: Road Kill

Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:06

Our brothers in harm over at Bloody Disgusting are holding a contest which will enable you, yes YOU, to pick the key art for the upcoming flick Joy Ride 3: Road Kill! Read on for the skinny!

Joy Ride 3 Release Details
Rusty Nail, the vengeful trucker with a penchant for pain, slams terror into overdrive in this all-new UNRATED chapter of Joy Ride! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes road rage to an all new level with JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL, arriving on Digital HD June 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 17.

This third hellish installment in the bloody series finds director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines) in the driver’s seat for another deadly detour.

The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It’s a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal chill ride packed with killer twists and turns!

Starring Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason) as the infamous Rusty Nail, the JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including a variety of deleted scenes, featurettes, behind-the-scenes content, and a gruesome unrated version of the film.

Special Features

  • Pre-Vis Sequences
  • Road Rage: The Blood, Sweat and Gears of Joy Ride 3
  • Riding Shotgun with Declan: Director’s DIE-aries
  • Finding Large Marge
  • Audio Commentary

    Click on the image below to pick one of three designs over at BD.

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    SXSW 2014 Crowd Reacts to Godzilla

    Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:45

    Audiences at the South by Southwest Film Festival were treated to a special screening of the original Godzilla along with a special look at Legendary Pictures' upcoming entry into Big G's franchise. Check out the video proof!

    In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

    Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

    Visit the official Godzilla website here.







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    Katee Sackhoff as Evil as Can Be in New Oculus Character Poster

    Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:36

    Katee Sackhoff is one of those actresses whom we simply adore around these parts, and this latest character poster for the upcoming fright fest Oculus is filled with nothing but her! We likey! We really likey! The film will haunt theaters April 11th. Dig it!

    Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland), and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica," Riddick) star.

    Oculus is directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, based on a short film Flanagan and Jeff Seidman made in 2005. Trevor Macy (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) and Marc D. Evans (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) produced the film, and Jason Blum, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Anil Kurian, D. Scott Lumpkin, Peter Schlessel, Dale Johnson, Glenn Murray, Julie May, and Mike Ilitch, Jr., serve as executive producers.

    Synopsis
    Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

    For the latest news and updates, be sure to "like" Oculus on Facebook and follow @blumhouse on Twitter.

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    Watch Us Play: 'Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut'

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:32

    After braving the horrors of R’lyeh, our resident Scotsman, Kevin, has moved on to a indie game that’s both a wonderful love letter to the survival horror genre and a pretty fantastic horror game in its own right. We’re of course talking about Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, which also happens to be free for PS Plus members this month.

    Video by Kevin Kennedy, @thekevmiester

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    Elizabeth Looks Rough In These 'Burial At Sea' Screens

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:12

    A fresh batch of screenshots from the second — and final — chapter in BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea made its way online, and the usually somewhat tidy Elizabeth is looking a bit frowzy. I don’t mean any offense, only to say that she looks like she’s been through some stuff. What that stuff could be is something we’ll have to wait to find out when episode two releases next week. Read on for the screenshots!

    Burial At Sea is scheduled to conclude on March 25 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

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    Fresh 'The Raid 2' Image Gallery Is a Bloodbath of Action!

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:09

    In addition to the 77 images we already shared, here’s a fresh image gallery for Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, in theaters March 28 from Sony Classics.

    Ryan Daley was a huge fan out of Sundance.

    Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

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    Rock Out to the 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Image Gallery

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:57

    Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska, is easily one of my favorite films of the year. And with each passing day I find myself craving to see it more and more. In fact, I’m starting to think this could be my favorite genre film of 2014. It’s going to be tough to beat.

    Open in theaters April 11, Sony Pictures Classics shared with us a massive image gallery, finally, to go along with the romantic poster. Don’t expect a blood bath; what you’ll see is more of a moody vampire film that I’d go as far as to call “hipster horror.” Still, it’s awesome.

    Ryan Daley liked, but didn’t love the film. Evan Dickson more so agreed with me.

    Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

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    Camp Dread Trailer Alive and Killing!

    Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:41

    On tap right now we have the official trailer from the upcoming flick from Harrison Smith, Camp Dread (formerly Dead.tv). Check it out along with all the latest details. We all know how much fun camping can be! Start packing!

    The flick will be available on DVD April 15, 2014, from RLJ Entertainment. Eric Roberts, Danielle Harris, and Felissa Rose star.

    Synopsis
    The "Summer Camp" horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett's career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking.

    With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. When one of the campers is found savagely murdered, they realize there’s more at stake than just fame and fortune. Each of them is in a fight for their lives as they realize summer is over – forever.

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    [Blu-ray Review] 'The Slumber Party Massacre' Gets Sharp New Transfer...

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:31

    …but how is it a feminist slasher?

    The Slumber Party Massacre is a satirical slasher about some girls at a sleepover being killed off by a guy with a reliable power drill. It goes through all the motions of every typical ’80s slasher, but for some reason it’s been frequently interpreted as a “feminist slasher.” I never understood this reading of the film, since it includes as much gratuitous nudity and girls sucking at basketball as any other entry in the genre. I dig its moments of satire, but much of those aspects get lost in its overall genericness. Some of the shots (the locker room scene especially) even seemed overtly blatant about being gratuitous, like the female director was simultaneously giving audiences what they expected while showing us what misogynist pricks we are.

    Thankfully, the new Scream Factory Blu-ray clears up some of these questions for me. It turns out the gratuitous nudity was required under the watchful eye (and wallet) of Roger Corman. According to director Amy Holden Jones (Beethoven), the Corman banner demanded a certain amount of T&A within the first act of the film to keep bros’ asses in the seats.

    That completely explains away the juvenile ass pans in the locker room (and I honestly admire her “fuck you, here!” approach), but I still don’t get the feminist readings of this flaccid slasher. The killer’s weapon is a not-so-subtle phallic symbol, I get it. So why not turn it on him in the end to subvert that big ol’ drill dick? There may be some subtext at play, but whatever connotation there is never gets fully developed. If Slumber Party Massacre was directed by a man, chances are it would be read as misogynistic.

    The story follows bouncy high school student Trish (Michele Michaels), whose parents have left town for the weekend. She takes advantage of their absence to hold a slumber party with her teammates from the basketball team. Also invited is a new girl from school, Valerie (Robin Stille), who declines after overhearing some nasty murmurings about her from the other girls.

    Shortly after we’re introduced to Trish, the killer’s identity is revealed. This completely drains the suspense from the film before the audience can even begin to start accusing any of the characters. Once it’s set up that there’s an escaped convict on the loose with a huge drill targeting women, the rest of the movie is simply setting up situations for them to be slaughtered. And most of these scenarios involve them being in their underwear.

    Even when you look at Slumber Party Massacre as a straight up slasher with no intended feminist leanings, it’s still a drag. There are a few decent set pieces put into play during the titular sleepover, which lead to some fun moments, but the bulk of the story plays out by the book. The film simply brings nothing interesting to the table and loses all tension within its first act. At times the satire does shine through, particularly in one scene where two girls are ambushed in a bedroom by the killer – there’s no way they wouldn’t have heard him lugging that impressive drill in. Overall though it’s a drab slasher that no one should be losing sleep over.

    At least fans of the film can revel in the impressive video presentation from Scream Factory’s new 1080p transfer. This brand new transfer was sourced from the original camera negative and it’s a clear step up from the former DVD release. The DTS-HD Master Audio is presented in a mono that suits the film perfectly fine.

    “Sleepless Nights: The Making of The Slumber Party Massacre” is an edited down version of a longer doc about all three SPM films. It’s about 23 minutes long and features interviews with many of the principal players. This is where I learned about Amy Holden Jones’ requirements under Corman.

    The interview with Rigg Kennedy, who plays the killer, is pretty fun. He talks about his method acting (that creeped out the girls) and his performance art.

    The commentary track featuring Jones and actors Michael Villella and Debra Del Liso has also been carried over from the DVD release.

    If you’re already a fan of the film, this Blu-ray upgrade is a must-own for the fantastic transfer alone. But if you’re new to the film, you’re better off renting it.

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    [Album Review] Alaya 'Thrones'

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:30

    Chicago-based melodic tech metal band Alaya have been on my radar since late 2012 when the video for “Inside” was released as a promotion for the band’s signing to Basick Records. While the video isn’t much more than a performance clip, it was the music that pulled me in, a thrilling mix of aggressive riffs combined with stellar vocals. I replayed the track over and over, soaking it in and building up my anticipation levels for their, at the time, soon to be released debut album Thrones. However, fate is a cruel mistress and the album release date was pushed back…indefinitely.

    However, that wait is over and Thrones is out, ready for the world to hear it. Seeing as how I’ve had the band on my ‘Most Anticipated Album’ list (twice), I wanted to weigh in with my thoughts. Was this wait worth it or did I build the band up to unattainable heights that could simply not be reached? Find out below!

    The album opens with the aforementioned “Inside”, which is inspired by the French film of the same name. Much like the film, it’s a dark, heavy track with moments of beauty that go against standard conventions, weaving and twisting through its odd time signatures, creating a sense of uncertainty. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a perfect opening track, giving a taste of everything that the rest of the album will provide.

    Each song offers something different enough from the others. Consider the differences between “Haunted Pt. 1″, which has wonderful acoustics and cinematic overtones, the title track “Thrones”, which bears some alt-rock approaches, “Screaming Still” and its almost lullaby-esque intro and Muse-like atmosphere, and “Sleep”, a track that showcases guitarist/vocalist Evan Graham Dunn’s more than capable guitarwork. These examples only give a brief taste of how every track has its own style, its own voice and yet they clearly come from the same source.

    “Poor Gloria”, which drummer David Jacob Robison claims as being “…one of the darker songs on the album…”, has a deliciously melancholic atmosphere with strong syncopation. And through all this darkness, there are small rays of hope that peek through the clouds, making this a truly dynamic song.

    Attention needs to be given to each member as they all prove that they are musicians to be feared. Robison deftly tackles the drums, creating toe-tapping and head-nodding rhythyms while bassist Michael Brandt Rinkenberger creates a solid foundation. As mentioned above, Dunn’s guitarwork is something to be feared and his vocals match that. But with all of their expertise, it’s the fact that they write so well as a cohesive unit that stands out.

    The Final Word: If you haven’t guessed yet, I love this album. Alaya are a fascinating group in that they bring in the best elements of the current melodic tech-metal surge, combine it with fantastic instrumental proficiency, and then merge it all into a very accessible end result. I’ve been waiting for Thrones for over a year and a half. The wait was well worth it.


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    New 'Reaper Of Souls' Trailer Offers A Myriad Reasons To Return To 'Diablo III'

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:27

    Can you feel that? That cold weight on your shoulder, a sudden heaviness? I’m sorry to break it to you, but that’s Death, my friend. He’s coming for all of us. Reaper of Souls is just a few days away, and it is packing some serious content. A bunch of new locations and enemies, a Crusader class, Adventure Mode, Bounties, a revamped Paragon system — this expansion offers more than a few reasons to return to Diablo III.

    If you’re still not sold on it, this new trailer ought to do the trick. More after the break.

    Reaper of Souls arrives on PC and Mac on March 25.

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    Krillbite Working To Bring 'Among The Sleep' To PS4, Xbox One

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:07

    If you prefer to do your gaming on consoles, and specifically those of the next-gen variety, I have some good news for you. Krillbite Studio has confirmed they’re working on bringing their extremely exciting indie horror game Among the Sleep — one of our most anticipated horror games of 2014 — to the PS4 and Xbox One. They’re currently only in talks with Sony, but their plan is to take it to Microsoft’s console as well.

    Good thing, too. A game as unique as this deserves the largest possible audience.

    The news comes from an interview with Polygon. They sat down with Martin Mathiesen Kvale, the man who is responsible for the game’s fantastic sound design. It’s an interesting read, I highly recommend you check it out.

    I’d also suggest you watch the latest trailer for Among the Sleep. You can find it below.

    Among the Sleep is slated to arrive sometime later this year on PC (for now).

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    New Art and Stills Found in the House of Dust

    Dread Central - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:05

    A.D. Calvo's latest film, House of Dust, is on its way to home video courtesy of Anchor Bay, and right now we have the official DVD artwork and several new stills that have been waiting to haunt you. Check 'em out!

    From the Press Release
    Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting group of college students, it’s the first stop on a journey into terror!

    On May 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unlocks House of Dust on DVD. The chilling possession shocker features a hot young cast including Inbar Lavi (Street Kings 2: Motor City, Underemployed), Steven Grayhm (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Eddie Hassell (The Kids are Alright, Jobs), Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”), John Lee Ames (Days of Darkness), Alesandra Assante, Joy Lauren (“Desperate Housewives”), Nicole Travolta (“Two and a Half Men”) and Stephen Spinella (“24”). House of Dust is priced to own with a $19.98 SRP.

    Emma (Lavi) is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia, and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959...

    Inspired by true events, House of Dust opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.

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