Word of a new Dark Horse comic heading our way next year landed in our inbox, and since it combines two of our favorites, Mike Mignola and Frankenstein’s Monster, we couldn’t wait to share the news!
From the Press Release
In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore).
The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe. The miniseries will be the second appearance of the Frankenstein monster within the mythology and continuity of Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and the other Mignolaverse titles; the character first appeared in the graphic novel House of the Living Dead by Mignola and Richard Corben.
“It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”
Mignola is no stranger to Frankenstein’s monster. He’s long been fascinated by Shelley’s novel and the iconic Universal Studios films that it spawned. In 1991 he drew scenes from classic Universal Studios horror films for Topps trading cards and recently drew a Bride of Frankenstein Mondo print.
“This version of the Frankenstein monster has the same thirst for knowledge readers will remember from Mary Shelley’s novel,” said Scott Allie, Dark Horse Comics’ editor-in-chief. “The monster takes the reader through some of the biggest mysteries of the Mignolaverse, shedding new light on important stuff we’ve only touched on before.”
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The latest poster for The Vicious Brothers’ upcoming sci-fi thriller Extraterrestrial (read our review), arriving in the States on VOD October 17th and in theaters November 21st, was just abducted.
“Still reeling from her parents divorce, April (Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend (Freddie Stroma), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than they ever thought possible.“
Extraterrestrial also stars Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, House at the end of the Street), Jesse Moss (Final Destination 3, The Uninvited), Melanie Papalia (The Den, Smiley), Michael Ironside (Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers), Emily Perkins (Ginger Snaps Trillogy), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters, 12 Rounds Reloaded) and Anja Savcic (I Love You Beth Cooper, Repeaters).
In honor of next week’s release of Alien: Isolation, we’re running features and giveaways that take looks at the upcoming visceral experience from Sega as well as gaming itself. Read on for Alien Week Day 4: Win a Copy of Alien: Isolation.
That’s right, kids! Right now we have your chance to score a copy of one of the most anticipated horror games of the year, Alien: Isolation. To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at email@example.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS and SYSTEM OF CHOICE – Xbox One or PlayStation 4. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on October 9, 2014.
That’s it! Good luck, and we’ll see you in space… where no one can hear you scream, that is!
Just over a week ago (and about a week late) I made a Steam Curator page partly just to experiment with the new feature, but mostly because I know how challenging it can be to find a quality horror game on a platform that’s gradually become inundated by titles of wildly inconsistent qualities. The point of our Curator page is to gather some of the best horror games on Steam so all you have to do is find the game(s) you think may be interesting.
To make up for lost time, I said we’d celebrate reaching a thousand followers with a special giveaway. I assumed it would take a few weeks, maybe longer, for the page to gain steam (sorry). Instead, it took a week.
Because my word is my bond, or whatever, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
The fine folks at Funko have gifted me with some awesome Pop! Vinyl figures of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger to give away to six of you.
TO ENTER: Put I’m Funky for Funko in the subject line and include YOUR FULL NAME and ADDRESS in the message which I’ll ask you to send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, October 10. No PO Boxes. All are eligible.
And don’t forget to follow our Curator page!
Ironic that Sony just got behind the long-delayed Zombieland (review) sequel as today marks the 5th anniversary of Ruben Fleischer’s hilarious horror comedy that starred Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray (who had the most epic cameo of the decade). The film was a monster success taking in $100M worldwide, which is why a sequel was quickly put into development, even if it never came into fruition. One of the best little gimmicks in the film are the “rules”. Which rule would be your flaw? Too bad the Amazon television pilot was so awful because we could have had a world of Zombieland…
Also released in 2009 was Filmax and Magnet’s incredible found-footage sequel [REC]2 (review), which originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. This was in the early days of VOD platform pushes, and was considered an exciting moment for horror fans to be able to rent it the same day as it was in theaters. The coolest aspect of the sequel was how Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza evolved the story so that these zombies were actually possessed by demons.
What really makes October 2 so special is it’s the day DreamWorks took a big chance on The Ring, one of the first remakes that started the reboot fad and also the J-horror trend. Nothing ever came close to the success The Ring had both financially and in terms of quality horror. Gore Verbinski’s visual style is what set the tone for this terrifying reboot of the Japanese franchise, Ringu, which racked in $250M worldwide. It’s also one of the rare horror films to break $100M in the states, actually pulling in a shocking $129M. I remember DreamWorks setting up early screenings across the country, which is what started the hype train a rollin’. It’s too bad the sequel was so awful, even though the home video release came with a kickass short film , directed by TMNT and Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning‘s Jonathan Liebesman. If you have no teen this, seek it out immediately. Even though the franchise has gone quiet, a 3-D sequel is in the works (completely bypassing a found-footage one).
October 2 was even better, though, sharing the day with Dee Snider’s criminally underrated, way ahead of its time 1998 Strangeland, about teenage girls who are victimized by a psycho (named Captain Howdy) who lures them using the Internet. The film was a box office disaster, but has found life among us horror fans on home video.
In 1987 Kathryn Bigelow’s revolutionary vamp flick, Near Dark, blasted into theaters. Starring Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar, Bill Paxton, Jenny Wright and Tim Thomerson, “Country boy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) whittles away the quiet rural nights hunting local girls – but when he falls prey to the mysterious and beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), Caleb unknowingly becomes the hunted. Mae is no ordinary girl, Caleb soon learns; she is part of an outlaw band of vampires, and their love is about to lure him into a terrifying world of bloodlust, mayhem and absolute horror. Will Caleb pay the ultimate price for love and eternal life – or will he find a way to defeat the evil growing inside him each night NEAR DARK?” The film is insanely bloody and features some wicked special effects work.
Of these aforementioned films, which is your favorite, and which are you going to revisit this coming weekend? I feel like re-watching them all is in order…
From Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez, Exists pits a group of twenty-somethings against the legendary Bigfoot. We have this new clip that sets off the movie in the wrong direction. Why is Bigfoot attacking? Find out below…
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.“
The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins.
Exists hits theaters and iTunes on October 24.
NBC is taking you behind-the-scenes of “Constantine,” the DC Comics/Warner Bros. TV adaptation starring Matt Ryan as the chain-smokin’ title character.
The new featurette has new footage and interviews from the fantasy vehicle “about occult master and demon hunter John Constantine, who is tasked with defending humanity from the forces of evil.”
Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star. Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer exec produce.
The project is based on the “Hellblazer” comic book series. It has already been adapted into the 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves.
‘Scratches’ Dev Reveals Official Adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft Novel, ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward’
I’ve often complained about the bizarre lack of games that take from the rich well of unnerving stories that is the works of legendary horror fiction author H.P. Lovecraft. Indie developer Senscape seems to have heard my pleas, as they’ve just announced their plans to bring us an official — yes, official — adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short novel, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. The team behind Scratches and Serena have returned to Kickstarter, where they hope to raise an ambitious $250,000 to realize this dream project.
Usually, I’d be fully on board, and, for the most part, I am. I need more Lovecraftian games, and I’d prefer they be in the competent hands of a team that’s familiar with his works and the horror genre, which Senscape clearly is.
The one thing that’s keeping me from fully geeking out over this is their other horror adventure game, Asylum, which accrued an impressive $119k on Kickstarter nearly two years ago. They’ve continued to offer updates on the state of the game since, but donating to a second crowdfunding campaign from a developer that still hasn’t (not that they won’t!) delivered on their first isn’t an easy to choice to make.
It’s a decision that’s entirely up to you. To help you decide, here’s a trailer.
If you’d like to support this game, head on over to its Kickstarter page.
The CW has a “Supernatural” retrospective heading our way in advance of the show’s Season 10 premiere, and they’ve released a trailer for the “very special” special that reminds us of the road we and the Winchesters have traveled thus far.
“A Very Special Supernatural Special,” which airs on Monday, October 6th, takes a past and future look at the series. Season 10 kicks off the next day, Tuesday, October 7th, with Episode 10.01, “Black.”
“A Very Special Supernatural Special” (airs 10/6/14)
This one-hour special takes a behind-the-scenes look at the past nine seasons of the hit drama about the thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers.
Interviews include series stars Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel), and Mark Sheppard (Crowley) along with series creator Eric Kripke and executive producers Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver.
The stars and producers share stories and clips of their favorite memories, monsters, demons, and angels from Seasons 1 through 9 and tease the upcoming action fans can expect in Season 10.
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If you’re one of those creative types that makes art or creates remixes, there’s a pretty cool opportunity waiting for you courtesy of Dracula Untold. Fans have the opportunity to either create original artwork for the album cover or remix the title track of the film to win exposure and some cold hard cash.
The film’s soundtrack is composed by Ramin Djawadi, who composes for Game Of Thrones and did Iron Man and Pacific Rim.
Here are the prizing details:
The Album Artwork winner will have his or her work featured as the official cover art for the single release on Back Lot Music; receive exposure across Dracula Untold’s social media channels; receive $1,500.
Remix winner will have his or her remix featured as a digital release on Back Lot Music in connection with “Dracula Untold”; receive exposure across Dracula Untold’s social channels; receive $1,500.
Maya Bogle, co-founder of Talenthouse, said:
This partnership perfectly demonstrates how global brands are using Talenthouse to tap into the world’s creative community for large scale projects. This collaboration will help to liberate creatives everywhere and offer them a unique reason to partner with a global studio such as Universal, whilst providing financial rewards and the opportunity have their work showcased around the world.
To enter the album artwork contest, follow the details here and for the remix, you can find instructions here. Entrants have until have until November 3, 2014 at 6pm GMT to submit and upload their entry.
TentSquare, the first social network and content studio creating Crowd Powered Entertainment, has launched its first TentSquare Challenge where a judge challenges members to create videos no more than 2 minutes on a topic. The 25 videos with the most votes are reviewed and awarded a cash prize, in addition to other prizes.
Final Destination‘s Jeffrey Reddick challenges TentSquare members to create videos on the topic of #ZombieBromance for the first challenge.
$500, copies of Modernciné’s horror library including “All Cheerleaders Die, “Jug Face” and “The Woman,” soundtracks for “The Woman” and “All Cheerleaders Die” on vinyl, in addition to a signed copy of “Final Destination” by Jeffrey Reddick.
Submissions open October 1st – October 30th. The winner will be announced on Halloween, so the sooner you submit, the sooner people can start voting on them!
Good luck ‘Zombie Lovers’
In general, I find kids to be spooky and they always say things that are just creepy. Whether they have an active imagination or just sensitive to their surroundings, I don’t know and I don’t want to find out. So, when one Redditor posted a seemingly harmless question to the parents on Reddit, the responses that came back was definitely spine-tingling. The question was: What is the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you?
This Reddit thread is full of creepy stories from parents (and other adults) about kids who may be possessed, see dead people or even grow up to be psychopaths.
So, we dare you to check out these stories tonight and in the dark. We have warned you and are not responsible for any sleepless nights these stories may induce!
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Chris Cold is an artist I’ve featured numerous times before here on Bloody Disgusting. Fun fact: my wanting to share his work with all of you is largely responsible for the creation of Modern Art, my sporadically recurring series that focuses on art, mostly from undiscovered artists, that’s of a macabre persuasion. I first discovered his uniquely atmospheric work on Deviant Art about six years ago, and I’ve been stalking following him ever since.
This made it especially exciting for me when Chris agreed to help me with another recurring series, The FEAR Awards — our annual celebration of the best games the horror genre has to offer — the banner from which he designed.
Now we’ve made it to the part where I shut up so you can soak up some more work from an artist that I admire, even though he makes me feel so woefully untalented. Enjoy.
For more Chris Cold, feel free to check him out on Facebook.
With Will Smith taking his talents elsewhere, Warner Bros. is now seeking to reboot the now dated I Am Legend (the awful digital effects work was dated the day of release).
Deadline reports that the studio is working on a reboot that isn’t meant to star Smith, who has been reluctant to do sequels and so far has avoided a reprise in Independence Day 2.
Warner is retrofitting A Garden At The End of the World, a spec script that the studio bought back in April from Gary Graham described as a sci-fi version of John Wayne’s The Searchers. When Graham was brought in to rewrite his script, the studio by then had talked to the I Am Legend producers and noted enough similarities to the themes and mythology of that film that they asked the scribe to consider a redraft to fit that property.
The studio made a previous attempt to prequelize Legend, hiring Arash Amel to write a script that would have brought Smith’s Robert Neville scientist character back, right before the calamitous events that left him alone on the planet. They just couldn’t figure it out and scrapped the attempt.
The 2007 original grossed $586 million worldwide, $256 million of it domestic.
Pinup art reminds me of the holidays because our family used to litter the house with holiday hangers.
As we shared with you last month, Trevor Henderson has created a series of horror hangers that included Regan, Michael Myers, a Cenobote and Brundle Fly.
Henderson has updated his Esty shop with even more hangers, this time adding the Xenomoprh from Alien, Freddy from A Nightmare On Elm Street (with super long arms!), Jason from Friday the 13th and even the hero zombie from Return of the Living Dead! Personally, I love the demonic templar!
These old-school hangers are printed on 100 pound glossy card stock, connected with brass fasteners, and come packaged in a clear plastic bag with a paper header.
You think you know the real story of Dracula? Well you don’t, idiot. According to the makers of Universal’s new film Dracula Untold, none of us do.
But everyone in the Orlando area can remedy that on Wednesday, October 8, with a FREE preview screening of Dracula Untold, two days before it sinks its fangs into theaters. It’s going down at 7:30pm at Universal City Walk:
AMC Universal Cineplex 20
6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
We have 42 passes to give away, so get there early as seating is not guaranteed. Each is good for two people, which makes 84 folks that can get in. The significance of this number is unknown to me, but maybe the mystery will be revealed when Dracula Untold drops some arcane knowledge on us uncultured swine!
In the film, “Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks will play a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.“
Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson and Art Parkinson, the film was shot in Belfast last year.
Delivery: The Beast Within is now on DVD and digital HD from Cinedigm and The Collective. Blending found footage and reality show genres, the feature marks the directorial debut of Brian Netto, who also co-wrote the film with producer Adam Schindler.
We have (3) copies of the DVD for you guys to enter to win. To enter, put DELIVERY in the subject line and then send YOUR FULL NAME and ADDRESS to email@example.com. Winners chosen at random. No PO Boxes. US only.
“Delivery: The Beast Within follows Kyle (Barclay) and Rachel Massy (Vail), a young couple who agrees to document their first pregnancy for a new reality show. The family begins to unravel when the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malicious spirit has possessed their unborn child. After production is abandoned, a first hand account of the tragic, and possibly supernatural, story is told through the show’s un-aired footage and testimonials from friends, family and crew members.“
· “The Birth of Delivery” – Nine minute making-of featurette
· Audio Commentary with Actors Laurel Vail and Danny Barclay, Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto
· Audio Commentary with Composer Daniel Cossu, Supervising Sound Editor Darin Heinis Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto
Of the many horror games we have to look forward to in 2015, the PS4 exclusive teen slasher Until Dawn has managed the impressive feat of gradually climbing close to the top of my most anticipated list. I’m sure the decision to reboot development wasn’t an easy one for Supermassive Games to make, but it’s had a monumental impact on the atmosphere, which now has a subtle feeling of dread that has me anxious to get my hands on this.
Until Dawn is slated to release on the PS4 in 2015.
505 Games and Ecko Software have revealed a brand new edition of How to Survive that will serve as the definitive version of their open-world post-apocalyptic zombie survival game that released on last-gen consoles, Wii U and PC last October. Their announcement also included our first look at the upcoming game, as well as some details on what it will bring with it.
The How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will include the original game and its DLC, along with new maps, characters, modes, weapons and survival tips. It’s scheduled to release this fall.
I never beat the original game, but I did manage to spend a few hours with it. It has its flaws — my biggest problem is that even in online co-op, you’re forced to share the screen with your partner — and it leans a bit too heavily on the silly side, but it’s fun.
If they can fix that, I’ll happily buy this game again.
In news that should surprise no one, Sega has released another brief bit of gameplay footage from Alien: Isolation, coming next week (boy, does that feel good to say) from developer Creative Assembly. Of the bajillion videos in this #HowWillYouSurvive series, this one may be my favorite. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as an old-fashioned curb stomp, especially when it’s being dealt by an android that looks like it just escaped from the bowels of Hell.
It’s obviously too late for Sega’s marketing team to do anything about it now, but I don’t think #HowWillYouSurvive fits with the content of these videos. Unless the Dark Souls series owns the rights on , something along the lines of #PrepareYourButtForImminentDeath or #YouWillF**kingDie would have been more appropriate.
Alien: Isolation arrives on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.