‘Perception’ is Coming, Two New Modes Announced

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:04

The Deep End Games wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for their story-driven horror game Perception earlier this week after it raised $168,041, nearly $20,000 more than what they originally asked. That was enough to unlock several stretch goals, including an explorable apartment for Cassie, a blind woman we’ll be playing as, as well as a handful of new game modes and localization for Russian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.

We already have footage from two of the new modes, and they’re both intriguing. “Silent Night” limits Cassie’s dialogue to only the important stuff, while “Mode 7″ answers the question of what Clock Tower might look like if a loose A/V cable turned the screen blue.

For the developer’s full victory post, head over here.

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Techland is Trading Tweets for ‘Dying Light’ DLC

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:17

The makers of Dying Light have found a cheeky way to have some fun at the expense of Destiny developer Bungie, the Internet’s latest enemy, with their own popular drink-based marketing campaign. Both campaigns unlock DLC — the difference is one requires you to go out and spend actual money on what I’m positive is just a blend of caffeine, belly-button lint and a bottle of Sprite you might find sitting in an the basement of an abandoned house, while the other only wants to remind you to drink your eight glasses of water.

With their #DrinkForDLC campaign, Techland is basically kicking Bungie and Activision while they’re down — or as down as two wildly successful companies can get when they’re caught doing something stupid — but they’re doing it in a harmless way that’s entertaining and will result in our getting extra content in Dying Light, so I can’t say that I mind.

The rules are simple. In fact, they’re simple enough that I won’t be redundant in explaining them. If it’s free stuff you want, the image below will tell you everything you need to know.

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‘The Evil Within’ Finally Has a Full Screen Option

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:41

One of the more polarizing things about The Evil Within was the forced “cinematic letterbox” that offered a wider field of view but limited how much could be seen above and below the screen. This made climbing ladders a wee bit more challenging, as we were previously unable to see what might be waiting for us at the top. It took some getting used to, and even then, it always felt awkward. Thankfully, it is now optional.

In a new update released earlier this week, Bethesda confirmed the letterbox can now be switched off in favor of a more familiar, full screen format. The update also introduced some small tweaks to make playing the game on casual difficulty somewhat easier.

The Evil Within received its final expansion last month. You can check it out below, or you can read my reviews of The Assignment (review), The Consequence (review) or The Executioner (review).

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Here’s the Opening 8 Minutes of MTV’s “Scream”!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:01

In my review of MTV’s “Scream,” premiering Tuesday June 30th at at 10 PM ET/PT, I talk about the filmmakers attempt to connect audiences through technology. It works in the opening moment, before falling on its face during the first full sequence. You can see exactly what I’m talking about in the below video that shares the opening 8 minutes of the series. In the footage, Ghostface stalks Nina Patterson as she takes a dip in her hot tub (pictured).

What do you guys think of the new Ghostface in action? Do you like his look?

The cast of “Scream” also includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.

While neither Trace nor myself hated the debut pilot presentation, we were both left disappointed and hoping for more in the coming episodes (read my review; here’s Trace’s review).

In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.

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There’s also a #ScreamAThon airing this weekend on MTV on Saturday 6/27 and Sunday 6/28. It will feature two back-to-back marathons of everyone’s favorite horror film franchise: Scream.

Saturday, June 27th:
#ScreamAThon begins with Scream airing at 7:00pm ET/PT with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of MTV’s newest show “Scream,” airing throughout all four movies. The cast shot the interviews selfie style and will be talking about their new series and scary movie topics relating back to the original Scream movies. At 9:30pm ET/PT, MTV is giving fans a sneak peek of the first 8 minutes of the brand new MTV “Scream” premiere, which will lead into the second film: Scream 2.

Sunday, June 28th:
MTV continues #ScreamAThon on Sunday at 12:45pm ET/PT, with another chance to binge all four Scream movies and catch up with the cast, all the way to midnight. For anyone who missed it, or just can’t get enough, MTV will air the sneak peak of the “Scream” premiere at 7:00pm ET/PT, immediately following Scream 2. In case you didn’t stay awake all night to join the cast of MTV’s “Scream” and other Scream-related topics, MTV will be airing interviews throughout the day of the cast dishing on their new show and everything else Scream.

Monday, June 29th:
The opening “Scream” scene will be aired for a third time before the premiere on Monday at 11:34pm ET/PT, immediately following the season premiere of “Wolf Watch.”

Tuesday, June 30th:
“Scream” series premiere episode at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.

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‘The Gallows’ Image Gallery Swings In

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:20

We now have a hi-res image gallery for the found-footage horror The Gallows, in theaters July 10th.

Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

The Gallows is directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who we also exclusively interviewed a few months back. There, you can read about the genesis of the film, who it ended up at Blumhouse before getting a release through New Line. They also speak to creating a micro-indie and how they hope they’ve created an iconic villain!

The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.

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First Look At “The X-Files” Revival!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:35

EW has shared the first ever look at the now-filming “The X-Files” revival, scooping up shots of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as Mulder and Scully, respectively, as well as news anchor Joel McHale, creator Chris Carter, and even Annet Mahendru.

FOX will debut the return of “The X-Files” on Sunday, January 24, at 10 p.m., immediately after the network’s broadcast of the NFL championship game.

Mulder and Scully will then settle in for a five-week run Mondays at 8 p.m.

Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, while William B. Davis will be back as the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.

Veteran writers James Wong and Glen Morgan are also back, which could explain the alleged sequel to ‘Home’. The two writers collaborated on several of the series’ most acclaimed episodes and they’re each slated to write and direct one episode of the new season. Morgan will also join as executive producer with Chris Carter, who created the series.

Shooting continues at North Shore Studios in N. Vancouver through August 14th.

Image Credit: Ed Araquel/Fox

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Artist Creates “Consume” Series Of Art Prints Based Off Of ‘They Live’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:05

Artist Hal Hefner created a series of fantastic images that take some of the most iconic pop culture icons and turns them into the aliens from John Carpenters They Live. Dubbed the “Consume” series, the images convert icons such as George Washington, Steve Jobs, Katy Perry, George R.R. Martin, and more.

Hefner writes:

The CONSUME art series is inspired by John Carpenter’s 80’s cult classic movie, THEY LIVE. It features POP CULTURE’S most treasured icons as the true blue skinned, alien overlords, they really are.

You can see a gallery of images below and more at Hefner’s website, linked above.

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‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer Crashes Into Terror

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:19

The full trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno has crash-landed and leaves a group of student activists trapped in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon.

In theaters September 25th, the trailer gives us a taste of what’s so scary – being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a primitive tribe and no ability to communicate with them – and they’re not happy. The irony that these students were going to “help” only makes their conundrum even more hilarious.

Heading deep into The Green Inferno with Lorenza Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.

We reviewed The Green Inferno out of the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.

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Bruce Campbell Shares “Creepy” Photo From “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Set

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:05

Bruce Campbell took to Twitter to post a picture from the set of “Ash Vs. Evil Dead“, which is currently shooting its first season.

The photo shows film equipment and staff in a forest, crepuscular rays shining through the branches. Campbell simply states, “Even daytime is creepy on the #AshVsEvilDead set.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015.

Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Mimi Rogers was recently cast Suzy Maxwell, a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident. Suzy is the mother of Kelly (series regular Dana DeLorenzo), a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.

Raimi is directing the first episode of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” (see the other directors here) that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” “Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Chloe Smith (“Spartacus”) will serve as producers.

You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!

Watch a third and fourth teaser!

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Clip: Virus or Microbe Is Spreading…

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:48

Here’s a new trailer clip from AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” now filming in Vancouver with additional photography taking place in Los Angeles at a later date.

The clip shows a boy freaking out over reports in five states of a virus or microbe spreading, while Kim Dickens plays it cool. There’s a bit too much chatter and it feels overly explanatory. I’m not sure why they’re leading with this stuff, but we’ll get the full trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con, which is sire to be explosive.

Premiering this August, “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.

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‘i-LIVED’ Clip: Someone Else Is In the House (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:24

Jeremiah Watkins stars in Maniac director Frank Khalfoun’s i-LIVED, in theaters on July 3 and VOD and iTunes on July 7.

Bloody Disgusting scored a batch of i-LIVED stills to go along with this exclusive clip in which Josh (Watkins) talks with his father on his laptop. Deep into conversation he realizes there’s someone sitting in the background…

In i-LIVED, “Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self help app called i-Lived for fun. He’s signs on and immediately his life turns around. He meets the girl of his dreams and he gets a job offer he can’t refuse. Convinced it’s him and not the app, he signs out… and loses everything. He signs on again but this time the terms are different, the app is asking him to do things that are out of his moral comfort zone… but essential to becoming the success the app tells him he can be.

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MTV’s “Scream” Image Gallery

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:10

MTV provided Bloody Disgusting with a series of images from the first two episodes of “SCream,” set to premiere Tuesday, June 30th.

In “Scream,” “What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.

The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.

While neither Trace nor myself hated the debut pilot presentation, we were both left disappointed and hoping for more in the coming episodes (read my review; here’s Trace’s review).

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‘Pernicious’ Screening For Free At the #SDCC

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:18

Those that haven’t been able to catch James Cullen Bressack’s Pernicious on the big screen will have another chance when the acclaimed horror film screens at San Diego Comic-Con.

Starring Ciara Hanna, Jackie Moore and Emily O’Brien, Pernicious screens for free on Friday July 10 at 10:10 PM in the Hyatt Coronado Ballroom.

Three young, beautiful girls arrive in Thailand to teach English for the summer, for what should have been the adventure of a lifetime. The girls find themselves in a nightmare situation when new friends go missing, bloody dreams haunt their sleep, and a stolen statue leads them down a dark path into Thai folklore and magic. Things only get worse when they realize not what, but who is haunting them: an 8-year-old girl, brutally murdered and sacrificed by her family decades ago.

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‘Halloween Returns’ Could Film This July In Louisiana

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:14

Although the dates and locations are not yet locked, the plan is for Dimension Films’ Halloween Returns to begin filming July 15th in Louisiana.

Bloody Disgusting exclusively broke the news that Marcus Dunstan will be directing the “recalibration” of the Halloween franchise that he penned with regular collaborator Patrick Melton (various Saw sequels, as well as Pacific Rim, Feast, The Collector and The Collection).

Here are early plot details for Halloween Returns:

Halloween Returns will be a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage. It will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers.

The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.

Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.

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Terrifying True Story: “The Watcher” Scares Family Into Moving

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:03

How truly safe are we? How much can the police really do? Unless you’re a celebrity or can hire your own private investigator, there’s almost no stopping those who hide in the shadows stealing our credits card numbers, IDs and…stalking.

Bloody reader Gabriel Flores tipped us to a story on the Huff Post that brings the terror of a horror movie into the real world.

One family and their three young kids moved after an anonymous stalker – who referred to himself as “The Watcher” – sent terrifying letters about the new house they moved into.

It gets even more bizarre.

The Westfield, New Jersey, family has filed suit against the previous owners of the six-bedroom home they purchased for $1.3 million, arguing in a court filing earlier this month that they “knowingly and willfully failed to disclose” the home’s history — namely, that it was the focus of “The Watcher,” an individual with a “mentally disturbed fixation and claim to possession and/or ownership of the home.”

The first of the letters arrived on June 5, 2014, less than a week after the family moved into the house, according to Courthouse News.

The letter informed the buyers their house “has been the subject of my family for decades,” and that the writer had been “put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”

“Why are you here? I will find out,” the letter read. “I asked the [previous owners] to bring me young blood … once I know their names, I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.”

Additional letters, sent in following months, grew more threatening and ominous.

“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me,” one allegedly said. “Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in … it will help me to know who is in which bedroom, then I can plan better.”

One letter asked, “Have they found out what’s in the walls yet?”

When the alleged stalker’s identity couldn’t immediately be resolved by police, the family vacated the property and sued the prior owners, adds the site.

What would you do? How would you handle this terrifying situation?

Image Source: CBS New York

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Emma Roberts Checks Into “American Horror Story: Hotel”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:49

Other than Jessica Lange, my favorite “American Horror Story” actor is Emma Roberts, who appeared to be skipping out on “American Horror Story: Hotel” due to scheduling conflicts with her now-filming “Scream Queens.”

Good news for fans as, when she wraps on “Scream Queens,” Roberts will transition immediately into “American Horror Story: Hotel,” says Zap2it.

“She’s still going to do a couple episodes of ‘Horror Story’ at the end, I think,” said series creator Ryan Murphy.

He adds: “She comes at the end. She comes and she has a great thing with Evan Peters at the end.”

Thus far the full cast includes Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lady Gaga, Chloë Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson.

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Alleluia! Briana Evigan Has Seen the ‘Devil’s Carnival’ Light! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:35

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival is coming out like a freight train oozing with cult goo.

After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012’s The Devil’s Carnival: Episode One, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise.

Announced just yesterday, the filmmakers are already rolling out goodies, starting with this exclusive character video that sets the stage for bi-weekly releases.

In this exclusive video, the greedy Ms. Merrywood (Briana Evigan) has finally seen the light… thanks to the persuasive virtues of Translator Batez (Chantal Claret of Morningwood) and Translator Bentz (Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence).

There will be new Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival character videos every Tuesday and Thursday.

For tickets and information on Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, visit http://www.TheDevilsCarnival.com.

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival stars Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).

Watch the trailer here.

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‘Synth Fighters’ Is The Street Fighter Tribute Album You Always Wanted

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:00

So, here’s a little piece of information about me: I can’t stand fighter games. It’s not that I think they’re stupid or that they don’t do anything for me. It’s simply that I’m god awful at them and always have been. I can’t get those damn button combos down because I’m too busy screaming, “STOP HITTING ME FOR ONE GODDAMN SECOND SO I CAN FIGURE THIS OUT!” Y’know, the usual friendly banter between opponents.

That being said, the soundtrack to many of these games were simply awesome. And that’s what brings us here today. 30th Floor Records has collected 20 retrosynth artists to create covers of songs from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Super Street Fighter II.

The label explains:

30th Floor Records brings you another powerhouse collection of retro synth tracks from some of the hottest artists in the scene – this time ‘Synth Fighters’, our tribute to the legendary music from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Super Street Fighter II!

Here you’ll find modern interpretations of all the classic fighter themes from the games, originally composed by Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe, and Syun Nishigaki. All tracks maintain a cool retro vibe to transport you back to the early 90s when these titles were the hottest thing on the video games market! These are not remixes, these are cover versions each producer has painstakingly recreated from scratch, infusing each composition with their own unique sounds and styles.

To give you that extra slice of nostalgia, the themes appear in the order of fighter stages according to Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. The themes of the additional characters introduced in Super Street Fighter II subsequently appear in alphabetical order. The compilation closes with a rework of the bonus stage music featured in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.

Head on below to stream the album and download it via Bandcamp!

Synth Fighters by 30th Floor Records: Various Artists

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Doctor Strange Returns To Comics This Fall!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:27

The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years!  And he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DOCTOR STRANGE #1 – a new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers)!  

Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural.

“Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have rebuilt Marvel’s ’Sorcerer Supreme’ from the ground up with an excitingly original take that redefines the character going forward.”

A dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it will take a different kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.

“None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange,” says Jason Aaron in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com. “None of them have to face the same sorts of repercussions whenever they use their powers. Being the Sorcerer Supreme is a unique responsibility. And it’s one that Stephen Strange embraces. Even though there’s no doubt that his job is one day going to leave him dead, damned or insane. So I want to celebrate all the weirdness that is Dr. Strange, while having him face a challenge unlike anything he’s ever faced before. One that rewrites the rulebook for what it means to be the Sorcerer Supreme.”

The epic adventure begins this Fall as the Marvel’s mightiest magician takes a battle axe straight to evil in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!

For more on Doctor Strange #1, check out Marvel.com tomorrow for the full interview with writer Jason Aaron!

DOCTOR STRANGE #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Coming Fall 2015!

 

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[Comic Review] “UFOlogy” #3 Exposes More Weirdness

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:23

Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman //@taylorcheckers

UFOlogy keeps the mystery of Mukawgee exciting at this halfway point of the mini-series with oddball twists and creepy revelations. After a stint in the hospital after a date turned deadly, Becky just wants everything to go back to normal, but it turns out that’s more difficult when there’s a mysterious glowing spiral on the side of her face branded by… aliens?

Story by: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel

Art by: Matthew Fox

Colors by: Adam Metcalfe

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Price: $3.99

Release Date: 6/24/15

It’s clear that Becky and the alien obsessed Malcolm are digging into a deeply buried classified government conspiracy right in their backyard. Unknown to the layperson, the small town of Mukawgee is actually an area 51 sort of hotspot with an awakened darkness now lurking in the shadows. The storytelling focuses on what’s not known and the importance of ignorance; knowledge is a very dangerous weapon to wield. This issue reveals unpleasant parts of the past that may have been better left undisturbed, but no amount of preparation for the future keeps secrets of paranormal activity under wraps forever. While we don’t know the who, what, when, where, and why’s of a strange, secret mission formed years ago, we do learn more about the connection and history between our cast of characters. So, what’s brought all of these people together?

This third installment mainly focuses on the adults and their connection to the little nowhere town and we’re introduced to the wonderful friendship between Malcolm’s parents and his guardian-esque teacher back when they began researching Mukawgee, which we already know was an ill-fated adventure. As self-made academics of the weird and freaky, they’re on their own ufological mission to find the source of paranormal activity on a site specific scale. The shift to examining from big picture to a contained area allows the correlation of military presence and defunct mines to cries of the extraterrestrial appear more causal, so the puzzle almost looks as though it’s ready to be solved. Of course, it’s never that easy. These ‘then’ scenes are interspersed with some other creepy character on-goings that, well, let’s say warn us of the dangers of accepting rides from strangers because they might turn out to be unexpectedly dangerous in a toxic-waste kind of way.

Meanwhile in the ‘now’, the lines between reality and fiction are blurred further as Becky’s hallucinations may or may not foster life. Inducing self-doubt in someone is one of the most effective ways to control them, so whatever Becky sees will be filtered through a lens of disbelief to others. That burn she felt on her face just looks like a bad tattoo; the eye watching her was just a passerby; the handprints on the windows were always there. The motif of the lime green spiral symbol is a ritualistic marking, an important sign if anything that there is something out there and its presence does make a noticeable difference, especially when it glows. Should we be afraid when a giant eye monster straight from a 50s b-movie movie begins to appear to her in Rorschach detective garb complete with hat and trench coat? Should she continue searching out the truth with Malocolm? Obviously, yes.

The art remains excellent and even more detailed as we get into more cybernetic and abstract technology and trippy mental delusions that border horror territory. Matthew Fox’s lines are sharp and Adam Metcalfe coloring is on point as the story swiftly switches between years. Images from issue two like the boy’s burned body and those lingering gross handprints in the windows are called back in the forms of melting flesh and green ectoplasmic goo that gives just the right amount of enough gross to feel chilling. Hues of dark blues and light greens take over the pages and solidify the sickly strange atmosphere of a town gone amok with paranormal problems long ago.

Things are looking weirder in this town each issue and will probably continue to get even more engaging the more blobs of aliens appear and corpse parts disappear.

 

 

 

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