There’s an Alien Spider Loose in a NASA Lab in First ‘Quadrant’ Footage

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 17 min ago

The indie horror game Quadrant first appeared back in January. We don’t know much about it, other than the now very familiar concept of being hunted and alone in an unfamiliar environment. This time it’s a NASA lab in 1979, where something has gone horribly wrong. As a member of a hazardous waste disposal crew, your goal is to locate the problem and remedy it — possibly through the liberal use of a flamethrower.

Oh, and the thing that’s hunting you looks like a giant alien spider. I hate spiders.

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‘Brutal Doom’ Will Soon Become Way More Brutal

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 32 min ago

As we all patiently wait for a look at the Doom reboot, the makers of Brutal Doom — a mod that updates the original two games with modern shooter mechanics and lots of gore — is about to see a new update. Brutal Doom v20 isn’t far off, and when it hits it will add ragdoll physics and the ability to separate individual limbs from enemies, among a bunch of other things.

Check it out in the video below.

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Exclusive: Angelica Bridges Talks Axeman 2: Overkill

Dread Central - 12 hours 32 min ago

We told you about Joston Theney's sequel to his flick Axeman, entitled Axeman 2: Overkill, a couple of weeks back; and right now we have the first ever interview with star Angelica Bridges ("Baywatch," "The Bold and The Beautiful").

Dread Central: The producers, Joston "El Rey" Theney and Dr. Christopher Otiko, have been a little tight-lipped about the script. What can you tell us about the film?

Angelica Bridges: I don't want to give out too many of the gory details, but I will say they are going for more horror, if that's even possible. They will be taking the "killings" in the film to a whole other level of profoundness! People that usually don't ever cover their eyes while watching horror films will probably be starting a new trend after watching this film.

DC: You play "Dungie" in the film. What can you tell us about the character? How does she fit into this world?

AB: My character is just a complete badass. She has military background, and with that also comes her love for large firearms. She fits into the crazy mix by being greedy as some of the other characters are in the film, but in different ways. You will have to watch and see how her quest pans out.

DC: The character seems to be quite a departure from previous characters you've played. Do you think your personality is closer to her or other characters you've portrayed in the past? What similarities do you share with the character? And if she isn't closest to your personality, which character from you previous work have been?

AB: What most people don't know about me is that I love playing strong, powerful characters. I think being a badass character fits my personality more than anything else. My two other favorite roles I have portrayed were also tough females. The first was "Omegis," an evil sorceress with split personalities on the TV series "Mortal Kombat," and the other was "Red Sonja" on the "Conan the Barbarian" TV series. I also enjoy firearms. I got my first taste of firing an automatic rifle on the set of the movie Mystery Men. The stunt and firearms coordinator took me into the back of an enclosed semi truck, handed me a rifle, and said, "Let her rip!" I tried a few rounds and then was sent straight to the set to shoot. I was hooked after that experience. I know I will have some fun with Dugie's array of artillery in the new film!

DC: We didn't find any horror in your resume. Have you worked in horror before? Are you a little fearful walking in?

AB: I have done one horror film before called The Perfect Woman, which was shot in a castle in the UK. I had a fight scene in that film and broke my nose. The whole crew just stopped once the blood started splattering out of my nose and dripping all over my co-star. I was upset because they stopped rolling when the fight got real and blood started flowing! They were so worried about me and I wanted to keep rolling because it was so authentic and I was in the moment. It was an amazing two weeks of my life so I think I will fit in just fine with the Axeman clan!

DC: The original Axeman was pretty dark yet funny, and the minds behind it have said the sequel is going to be darker, grittier, and bloodier. You've read the script - what's your take on it? What are we in store for?

AB: Like I mentioned earlier, be prepared for horror on a whole other level. Death will feel like a 4D experience with how far they are going to take the scenarios.

DC: What can tell us about working with Joston "El Rey" Theney so far? Have you guys gotten into the collaborative process?

AB: Josten is amazing and obviously has a brilliant, twisted mind for horror. He knows what he's doing and his veteran-ship of horror shows tremendously. Everyone that has ever worked with him has an incredible experience and can't wait for the sequel to work with him again.

DC: You're known from your "Baywatch" fame. Do we get a "Baywatch" run in this film?

AB: If there is any type of "Baywatch" run in this film, it will be a much dirtier, grittier run. I won't be looking so "cute" this time. I also will be carrying a big gun instead of a red can. Big difference!

DC Any future projects beyond Axeman 2: Overkill that you're working on? What can you tell us?

AB: I just had the amazing opportunity of co-starring in Pharrell's new video, "Come Get it Babe." It is supposed to drop in a week. There haven't been too many times that I can say, "Wow, today I hung out at a swimming pool for three hours while Pharrell lip synced, sang, and flirted with me and I had to brush him off and act disinterested!" Only in Hollywood. LOL

I just shot a starring role in a comedy pilot titled "The Rent," which is a modern day "Three's Company" set in an chic dysfunctional apartment in Beverly Hills. It's hilarious, and all fingers and toes crossed it will get picked up!

DC: Any website, social media, or event of yourself, the film, or future projects you'd like to share?

AB: I can be followed on Instagram for all of my updates and new projects.

Axeman 2: Overkill Details
On the heels of successful early results from the May 5th release of Axeman, filmmaker Joston “El Rey” Theney and co-writer/executive producer Dr. Christopher Otiko of Blood Red Films announce plans for the sequel, Axeman 2: Overkill.

Officially in pre-production as of Thursday, July 2nd, cameras roll in early October on location in Frazier Park, CA. The upcoming sequel stars former 3-time World Champion (WWE “Adam Bomb / WCW “Wrath”) Bryan Clark as the titular character, former “Baywatch” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” star Angelica Bridges, recent “Big Brother” reality contest winner Rachel Reilly, and Farrah Abraham in her feature film debut.

Axeman alum Arielle Brachfeld returns to the retro 80s-inspired slasher as plucky, reluctant hero Deputy Darlene Whitfield, as does Theney, who reprises his role as the affable, death-defying Darren Cole. Newcomers to the slasher series are Jacqui Holland (My Best Friend’s Girl), Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), Monique Parent (Profane Exhibit), and Hannah Landberg (Rabid Love).

When asked for details on the sequel, writer/director Joston Theney replied, “Well, it’s certainly a darker, grittier film than the first. We learned a lot from our first go ‘round. There’s no CGI blood splatters. No short cuts in SFX. No deeply, intertwined love trysts. This is a bloodletting! This film WILL live up to it’s name – Overkill. Guaranteed.”

The sequel will see an initial theatrical release in early 2015.

Get ready for another vacation to dismember with Axeman 2: Overkill.

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[TV] “The Walking Dead” Images: Carol, Judith and Rick

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 44 min ago

EW landed two new images from “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5, which will be one of the bigger events at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The images depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), as wel as baby Judith.

“The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.

“The Walking Dead” returns this October on AMC.

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Check This Band Out: Black Cat Attack

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 46 min ago

How about another band for you readers to check out? The past few entries into the ‘Check This Band Out’ series have been very atmospheric and moody. However, today we’re amping up the energy and bringing some female-fronted horror punk rock to your ears!

Meet Oshawa, ON band Black Cat Attack! The band dropped their third release, Bright Side Of The Moon earlier this year, and it features songs like “Slime Breathing Maggots”, “Vampires Of Planet X”, “Killing Spree At Zero Gravity”, and more.

The band states:

Marrying dark lyrical themes and the soft melodic vocals typically associated with Horror Punk acts with a rhythm section based on the hard, fast and driving bass and drums of the Hardcore movement has helped BCA carve out a place in Southern Ontario’s music scene that is truly their own.

Bright Side of the Moon by Black Cat Attack

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Worship ‘The Sacrament’ On Home Video

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 54 min ago

Obey your Father on August 19.

Directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S) and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno), Magnet has announced an August 19 release for The Sacrament (review #1, review #2) on both DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include “The Making of The Sacrament“, “AXS TV: A Look at The Sacrament and a Theatrical Trailer.

The film stars Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).

“The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

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Uni’s Horror Nights Will Have ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Scare Zone

bloody disgusting - 12 hours 59 min ago

As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.

“The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie’s premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will be inhabited by average citizens transformed into sadistic felons during this period of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.”

The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summer’s surprise hit, moves from the confines of a suburban neighborhood to the streets as the government begins its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With all emergency services suspended, it’s the one night when society regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution. For average people who do not have the means to barricade themselves indoors with a state-of-the-art security system, anarchy rules and no one is safe. In this new story, an unlikely group of five citizens discover how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a dangerous night fraught with impossible decisions.

From director and writer James DeMonaco (The Purge, Assault on Precinct 13), The Purge: Anarchy stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Zach Gilford (Devil’s Due), Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).

‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is about taking guests out of their comfort zones and placing them at the core of unimaginable horror,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Because the premise of ‘The Purge’ could theoretically happen, our scare-zone elevates that sense of fear and forces you to really watch your back. Imagining how your neighbor, friend or enemy could take revenge on you without retribution because you wronged them takes horror to a whole new level, and we wanted to bring that gut-wrenching terror to every one of our guests.

‘The Purge’ scarezone will invade the streets of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, taking up most of our New York back lot. The chaos that reigns in the film will be replicated nightly, but now our guests can actually attempt to survive the night themselves,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “The familiar emergency broadcast will be heard announcing the commencement of the annual Purge, and all hell will literally break loose.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors” in uniquely themed scare-zones. In addition to “The Purge: Anarchy,” other announced experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Face Off: In the Flesh.”

To complement its numerous mazes, “Halloween Horror Nights” features a variety of terrifying scare-zones designed to provoke heart-pounding fear as guests traverse the park from one traumatizing experience to the next, unsure of what lies just around the corner.

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[Fantasia '14 Review] ‘The Harvest’ Is a Harrowing Tale of Human Horror

bloody disgusting - 13 hours 15 min ago

Buckle up, guys. John McNaughton’s long-awaited return to film after a 13-year void is a powerhouse story of human horror. It’s a unique story that would’ve come across as ridiculous if made by a lesser filmmaker, but in the hands of McNaughton, The Harvest stays grounded throughout as it plays out its devastating drama exploring the darkest sides of humanity. Driven by the strong performances of Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, and two impressively solid child actors, The Harvest is set to floor audiences (whenever the hell it gets released). McNaughton is back in a big way, rejoice, you swine.

Morton stars as Katherine, a skilled pediatric surgeon married to Richard (Shannon), a former nurse who had to quit his job so he could care full time for their sick son. Andy (Charlie Tahan) is bedridden due to an illness that makes his bones weak, but it doesn’t stop him from dreaming of playing baseball. He’s tucked away in his room all day while his parents perform experimental treatments on him, but their little bubble bursts when Andy befriends the new girl in town, Maryann (Natasha Calis). She comes in through Andy’s bedroom window and keeps him company, which causes Andy to come alive a little bit. Richard is okay with their friendship and the sparkle it puts into Andy’s eyes, but Katherine doesn’t want any strangers coming in their house and she lashes out at Andy and Maryann to a disturbing degree.

With her performance as Katherine, Morton joins the ranks of wicked movie moms, right up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. She see-saws between matriachal warmth and shattering rage. Surprisingly, Michael Shannon comes off as the sanest parent in the film. I don’t think I like watching any actor lose his mind as much as I do Shannon, but it’s nice to see him give a reserved performance. An even bigger surprise is Tahan and Calis, who steal the show several times with their breakthrough performances. Child actors are typically the worst, but these two nail it. Also in the mix is some guy named Peter Fonda.

My only problem with the film is Fonda’s character. He plays Maryann’s grandfather and he’s given some miserable dialogue to deliver. First-time screenwriter Stephen Lancellotti doesn’t seem to know what to do with his character, so he’s left to spout off some lines ripped from the monologue practice book. Fonda’s such a great actor, it’s a shame he wasn’t given more interesting material to work with. There are other traces of mediocrity in the script, though the tremendous performances and McNaughton’s craftsmanship help elevate these faults.

Through these crushing performances, McNaughton crafts a tale not easily shaken from the mind. The Harvest twists and turns through your guts, leaving behind a sinister trail of human wreckage and leaving no easy answers. Just as viewers settle in to the direction it seems the film is going, a massive and disturbing curveball is thrown in, entirely changing the stakes. The twist is orchestrated very smoothly, with no hints of being over-the-top. In the context of the story, it makes perfect sense.

The Harvest is a triumphant return for one of indie cinema’s edgiest directors. Lucky for horror fans, McNaughton returns to the genre with a bleak fairy tale of dark behavior and unspeakable human evil.

PS: It’ll be interesting to see what rating The Harvest is given upon its release. There’s no dirty words, gore, or sex, but this one will definitely fall under the MPAA’s “intense images” category.

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Loving First Poster for Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda

Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:35

The first official bit of artwork for Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda has swum ashore, and according to it we're in for a bit of a love story. Read on to get your daily dosage of tentacle pron with teeth! No really... with teeth!

From the eagerly anticipated premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, Roger Corman’s Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark to the greatest moments in shark film history, Syfy viewers will be swimming with fin-tastic special programming during the channel’s "Sharknado Week."

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark – Saturday, July 26, at 9PM – When the U.S. government creates an exact robotic copy of the original mega shark, this new mecha shark runs wild – with only the original mega shark standing in the way of global destruction. A production of The Asylum, the movie stars Christopher Judge ("Stargate SG1") and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle).

Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites – Premieres Sunday, July 27, at 9PM – This original documentary special takes a lighthearted look back at the 15 best shark movie bites of all time. Comedians, actors, and celebrities including Ian Ziering, Brooke Hogan, Richard Moll, Downtown Julie Brown, and Mark McGrath discuss their favorite scenes – fun, ridiculous, and frightening – from classic shark movies such as Jaws to the outrageous Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. A production of Associated Television International. Executive producer: Jim Romanovich. Producers: Dan Goldman, David Stephan. Consulting producer: Robert Corsini.

Sharknado 2: The Second One – Wednesday, July 30, at 9PM – In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple. The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, and Judah Friedlander with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind, and Kurt Angle, among others. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a production of The Asylum.

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sunday, August 2, at 9PM – In this new Roger Corman movie, the child of Sharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment "Pteracuda" – half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda – in a battle for monster supremacy. A production of New Horizons Pictures, the movie stars Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and Katie Savoy ("Living with Models").

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Godzilla Destroys Home Video in September

Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:03

DVD Active is reporting that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Godzilla is getting set to land on the shores of Blu-ray and DVD this coming September 16. Read on for specs and more. Now, if only someone could find a way to put more Godzilla in the movie. Then we'd be really happy.

Read our Godzilla review!

The site also reports that there will also be a Limited Edition Godzilla MetalPak, which includes exclusive embossed artwork, the Blu-ray Combo pack, and Zilla’s iconic roar.

All three releases will include the following...

Special Features

  • MONARCH: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
  • Operation: Lucky Dragon
  • MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
  • The Godzilla Revelation
  • The Legendary Godzilla – Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
  • Godzilla: Force of Nature
  • A Whole New Level Of Destruction
  • Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
  • Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s

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

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

    For more on the movie visit the official Godzilla website, "like" Godzilla on Facebook, and follow Godzilla on Twitter.

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    #SDCC14: Marv Gets Close on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Comic-Con Poster

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:56

    Just when you thought you had seen the last of the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For posters comes the first in a series of artwork created exclusively to mark the film's presence at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. Look for more soon!

    Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

    Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

    Related News: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For archive

    The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on August 22, 2014.

    Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

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    #SDCC14: First Jurassic World Poster Eyeballs You

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:51

    Just in time for the madness of this week's San Diego Comic-Con, director Colin Trevorrow has released the first official bit of Jurassic World artwork early on Twitter. Though more than fit for mass consumption, we recommend chewing slowly. It's the good stuff!

    Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Andy Buckley, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson star.

    Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World. In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

    More as it comes.

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    New Villain's Lair Map Lets You Plan Your Roadtrip to Hell

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:44

    Ever wonder where your favorite horror movie stars hang their hats? The good folks over at Roadtrippers have mapped out a new infographic depicting some of your favorite frightening locales. It's all here, kids! Get out your GPS!

    Know what's even more genius about this? The fact that we all know someone silly enough to look at this map and actually set out across the United States hoping to visit each and every area.

    I mean, what kind of a schmuck would really set out to find the Lost Boys' cave? Surely there's something better to do wi... Huh? Oh. Sorry. Didn't realize you were that person. No offense. In fact, have at it! Your gas card is in the mail!

    Head on over to for a more extensive breakdown, which includes some seriously touristy spots!

    Hat's off to ya, Roadtrippers! Job well done.

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    Prog Sphere Wants Bands For Their First Ever Physical Edition Of ‘Progstravaganza’

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:00

    For the past four years, Prog Sphere has been releasing a compilation entitled Progstravangaza, which has seen 19 volumes (the 20th will be coming out soon) that showcased over 430 bands and has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Now, after this stretch, Prog Sphere is aiming to bring this series into the physical realm with the first ever CD and they’re looking for the right bands to make the cut!

    From Prog Sphere:

    Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streamings, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month.

    Bands are encouraged to submit “…a download link of the up to 7 minutes long song aimed for the sampler, short biography and links,” to for their chance to appear on the CD. There will be a fee for entries that qualify. More information can be found here.

    I’ve been a huge fan of the prog rock genre for years and I see how difficult it can be for bands to get their name out, so it’d be amazing to see bands get the opportunity to reach a wider audience. I don’t know what the fees are like, however, so that kind of raises some questions. Still, you can’t beat that kind of exposure to the right crowd.

    Progstravaganza XIX: Convergence by Prog Sphere Promotions

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    Matt Serafini's Under The Blade Brings Slasher Mayhem to the Literary World

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:50

    The slasher subgenre may be on theatrical sabbatical, but that's not stopping author Matt Serafini (Feral) from keeping masked madmen alive and dangerous. Horror fans looking for a little stalk and slash this summer will want to get their hands on Under the Blade, which is out now!

    This one comes to us courtesy of the wonderfully warped minds at Severed Press, true purveyors of quality horror fiction. You can grab Under the Blade in both paperback and ebook formats on Amazon.

    Those who want the experience of walking into a bookstore and purchasing a copy will have to wait a while longer, as Under the Blade is exclusive with Amazon until late summer.

    Serafini's second novel is inspired by the slasher movie subgenre of the 1980s. As such, readers will find familiar elements (a masked maniac, small town secrets, horny teens) arranged in a story that goes beyond the expected trajectory.

    From the back cover:

    When she returns, so does the horror…

    At seventeen, Melanie Holden was the sole survivor of Cyrus Hoyt’s killing spree at Camp Forest Grove. Now in her forties, she has bottomed out personally and professionally, still haunted by the undying memories of that madman. A publishing deal lures her back to the place where her misfortunes began and trouble starts anew, first with a string of escalating harassments and, soon, much worse.

    When Melanie joins forces with Forest Grove’s new police chief, they get more than they bargained for as they discover that Cyrus Hoyt is only just the beginning. That the town’s past is actually much bloodier than they could’ve imagined.

    And now that it has Melanie back, it doesn’t want her to leave.

    Scott Lowell Jackson designed the fantastic cover art, seeking to invoke nostalgic memories of the VHS era while giving the book a more contemporary design.

    This release makes us proud of our own MattFini, and we hope that some of you will venture into the woods around Forest Grove to try to survive Cyrus Hoyt!

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    Halloween: The Complete Collection Full Blu-ray Specs Revealed! #MichaelisComingHome

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:10

    Listen up, trick-or-treaters! Right now we have the skinny on the single most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year, Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set.

    Loomis once proclaimed that we "don't know what death is." That may bet true, but after this we'll at least we know we'll die smiling!

    Halloween Box Set Release Details
    Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

    Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

    Bonus Features:

  • HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Television Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
    Original 2008 Blu-ray with different color timing and special features.

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
    Theatrical Version

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore...
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

    Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version

    Tech Specs:
    Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

    Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

    Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

    Bonus Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

  • NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

    Bonus Features:

  • Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

    Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Alternate Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette: “Head Cam”
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

    Bonus Features:

  • Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet The Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
    Subtitles: English, Spanish

    Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

    Bonus Features:

  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

    Tech Specs:
    Dolby Stereo
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

    Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted And Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines

    Tech Specs:
    1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
    Subtitles: English

    Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN
  • Featurette: HALLOWEEN UNMASKED 2000
  • Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
  • Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
  • NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • Photo Galleries -- HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 and HALLOWEEN 5

    Tech Specs:
    1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

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    Accept The Sacrament on Blu-ray and DVD

    Dread Central - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:48

    Hallelujah! Ti West's latest fright flick, The Sacrament (review), is on its way to Blu-ray and DVD; and we have the official specs and artwork for you! Say your prayers, clutch your bibles, and read on for the skinny!

    From the Press Release
    The “bone-chilling” (The Hollywood Reporter) death-cult thriller from acclaimed director Ti West arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 19th from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label.

    Two reporters for VICE Media journey to a remote Central American compound hoping to reunite with the photographer’s sister, who feels out of touch after struggling with a drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called “Father.” Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group’s utopian claims until things rapidly take a very dark turn.

    Special Features

  • The Making of The Sacrament
  • AXS TV: A Look at The Sacrament
  • Theatrical Trailer

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    Stream Korn’s “Here To Stay (Live From London)” From ‘The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition’ (Exclusive)

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:32

    Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with nu-metal icons Korn to bring you an exclusive first listen to “Here To Stay (Live From London)”, which comes from the band’s upcoming live album The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition! You can listen to this premiere below.

    The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition features the original album, which came out last year, as well as a bonus disc that features six tracks recorded around the world and three brand new songs!

    You can pre-order the album, which comes out tomorrow, via Best Buy. Also below are the dates for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which Korn is currently headlining!

    The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition bonus disc track list:
    1. Hater
    2. The Game Is Over
    3. Die Another Day
    4. Love & Meth (Live from London)
    5. Here To Stay (Live from London)
    6. Get Up (Live from Moscow)
    7. Never Never (Live from Moscow)
    8. Got the Life (Live from Denver)
    9. Another Brick In The Wall (Live from Denver)

    Korn online:
    Official Website

    Korn tour dates:
    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
    Tue 7/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
    Wed 7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    Fri 7/25 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
    Sat 7/26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
    Sun 7/27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
    Tue 7/29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    Wed 7/30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
    Fri 8/1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
    Sat 8/2 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
    Sun 8/3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
    Tue 8/5 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
    Thu 8/7 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
    Sat 8/9 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
    Sun 8/10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Louder Than Life Festival
    Sat 10/4 Louisville, KY Champions Park

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    Cluster Buster Releases ‘Total Terror’ Horror-Synth Album

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:30

    Norwegian synth artist Cluster Buster has released a new album entitled Total Terror. Heavily inspired by the horror-synth soundtracks of the 80′s, the album features 14 tracks with titles such as “The Bodycount Continues”, “Nightmares In A Damaged Brain”, “Don’t Go Skinny Dipping”, and more. You can stream the album below and, if you feel so inclined, pick it up for the appropriate price of $6.66 at Bandcamp.

    Cluster Buster was featured in our 10 Horror Influenced Groups You Should Be Listening To article, which is a great place to snag some suggestions from yours truly as well as the BD readers!

    Total Terror by Cluster Buster

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    Well Go USA Feeling ‘Baby Blues’

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:22

    When a young couple moves into a new home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever in the horror thriller Baby Blues, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

    Po-Chih Leong (Hong Kong 1941) directed this terrifying story of a woman (newcomer Janelle Sing), pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Suffering from postpartum depression, her husband (Raymond Lam, Saving General Yang) seeks help and discovers a mysterious doll that may be the source of their problems. It also stars Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), Karena Ng (Magic to Win) and Hoi- Pang Lo (The Grandmaster).

    A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she’s pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family – and one neighbor’s warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real…

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