Review: 'Monster & Madman' #2

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:28

Steve Niles incredible tale of “Monster & Madman” continues to blow my mind. The first issue focused on the Monster while this one has seamlessly brings in the presence of the notorious serial killer of old. Damien Worm works works in tandem with Niles’ script to bring a stunning, dark, and twisted tale of elegant horror.

WRITTEN BY: Steve Niles
ART BY: Damien Worm
PUBLISHER: IDW
RELEASE DATE: April 2
PRICE: 3.99

Issue #2 takes off right where its predecessor left off; the monster awakens in a strange place and takes to the city, a thing he is most unfamiliar with, and curiosity is soon overruled by terror. It is at this point we are introduce to John Moore, but his friends call him Jack. This is where the story begins to open up as the monster seemingly stumbles upon a friend. As the story rolls on it becomes clear to the monster that this Jack fellow isn’t exactly what he seems, but knowing he could destroy the man at a whim, he chooses to let the chips fall where they may. As the book closes out we are finally given a brief view of the man who becomes the legend of Jack the Ripper.

Steve Niles has the ability to create empathy for the monster, giving him human emotions that the reader is able to identify with. Everyone has felt like an outcast at one point or another and this lonely feeling secretes from the pages. As the story unfolds it’s interesting to see how Niles depicts Jack the Ripper as seemingly a harmless man with curiosity that borders on psychosis. There have been many renditions of Jack the Ripper throughout the years, but this is a particularly interesting one, coupled with his interactions with Frankenstein’s monster we are really able to see the quirks of Jack’s character.

The story itself starts off quickly as the monster strolls through the crowded city streets but it tones down in pace once the interactions begin between the two characters. By the end of the book I could feel more kinship with the monster than the madman which really is the core of Frankenstein’s monster, even though he’s a creature of dark science, he is really more human than most people.

The art by Damien Worm is breathtaking. The images appear so sketchy and out of focus at times but then suddenly are clean and crisp as though they could leap off the page. This artistic style, dark and gritty, really adds to the overall feeling . When I reflect on the first issue I see many similarities between the two, but this book has something the previous issue did not. It feels as though Worm changes his style and I’m interested to see what he cooks up for the third installment.

Overall, a brilliant second issue to the story arc; both characters are developing quickly along with the plot. This is a must for horror fans.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – GreenBasterd

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Review: 'Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:19

“Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World” takes readers on a fast-paced and action-packed trip to an apocalyptic future. Usually when the end of the world is here, it’s brain-eating zombies that have taken over. This time around, the “Hinterkind” series offers a glimpse at how the human race fights to survive against ogres, trolls, and elves.

WRITTEN BY: Ian Edginton
ART BY: Francesco Trifogli
PUBLISHER: Vertigo Comics
PRICE: $9.99
RELEASE: April 2, 2013

After “The Blight” wiped out the human race, the last threads of civilization have wandered around alone, searching for others like them. The apocalypse has brought something back, from the lost corners of the world. Creatures from a forgotten time have suddenly come back. Dwarves, elves, trolls, and ogres have now become the new evolutionary leap. Curious about the outside world, Prosper Monday has to step out into the ever-growing forests and never-ending deserts to find her missing grandfather. Prosper has to save him before these mythological creatures get to him first.

Using elements from American folklore and children’s tales, writer Ian Edginton presents his apocalyptic vision through the eyes of Prosper Monday, a naive but confident archer. Readers will instantly think of Katniss in their minds, but Prosper also carries the quick wit of Robin Hood. Prosper has to move away from the safety net of her home and wander into the wilds of the outside world. It’s an interesting coming-of-age tale where Prosper has to travel across broken bridges and deserted highways to find herself.

Edginton delivers top-notch action sequences that keep the plot moving forward. In the first chapter, Edginton uses the animals that have escaped from the zoo. Prosper has to outrun the savage lions as she tries to jump on top of one car to another. The most suspenseful of these scenarios is when Prosper singlehandedly has to take down a huge ogre. With her crossbow, Proper aims the arrows at the ogre’s eyes to blind him, which just makes things worse for herself. All of a sudden, the blind ogre won’t stop thrashing his arms around until he grabs Prosper with his bare hands.

Using wide shots, artist Francesco Trifogli captures the vast jungle atmosphere and forest setting to depict the apocalyptic world. We see giant trees are growing out of the rooftops from abandoned buildings. There is so much detail in Trifogli’s backgrounds, especially when Prosper marches across the Queensboro Bridge. Thousands of empty cars have been left to rust on the bridge, which is now a giant garden.

Trifogli has done an impressive job with the character designs of the mythological creatures. The ogre has horns on his chin, as if that is supposed to resemble a goatee. Each of the ogre’s arms has a weird symbol tattooed on them. The antagonist, Star, has bat wings on her back and piercings circling down her ear.

“Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World” takes readers on an epic journey into the past where giants, elves, and dark magic reigned supreme. The last page gets readers psyched for the upcoming story arc.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

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Review: 'Revival' #19

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:16

With a bizarre crime to solve, “Revival” #19 keeps readers glued to the page with its whodunit mystery. How do you solve a murder when the person isn’t even dead? New characters continue to pop up in breathing new life into “Revival.”

WRITTEN BY: Tim Seeley
ART BY: Mike Norton
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: April 2, 2013

For one day, the dead members of rural Wisconsin came back to life. Now, government agents, the press, and some baffled scientists are trying to understand why the “Revivers” have returned. While Sheriff Dana Cypress is trying to control this zombie crisis, she is also investigating the murder of her sister, Em. Her investigation led to a masked man who may have resurrected while being cremated. This masked man may also be stalking Dana’s son while he soundly sleeps in his bedroom.

Tim Seeley surprisingly starts the narrative with a major gross-out sequence that must be seen. Seeley isn’t just putting that sickening sequence to make the squeamish squirm, but also to reveal a major clue. In the storyline, different characters have come up with many theories about what caused the resurrection. Some are basing their theory on science, while others are looking at it from a religious perspective. Seeley is able to put in more red herrings while making your stomach freak out.

The best part about Seeley’s dialogue is how he is able to make personal connections through character growth. Since the beginning, Dana has been the lone wolf in her murder investigation. In the previous issue, it took Dana’s young son, Cooper, to remind her how alone she is really is. In this installment, Dana reluctantly talks to an outsider because she actually needs help.

Major applause must go to artist Mike Norton for the gross-out sequence that occurs in the opening pages. Norton makes the situation seem normal as it starts out with a sick-looking dog. Then Norton keeps moving the camera closer and closer towards the dog’s mouth. In a graphic close-up, Norton illustrates everything, the blood and gore, as the dog vomits uncontrollably. This is only half of what’s going on and the best part is, there’s still more going on.

Norton nails the right facial expressions during Dana’s well-written monologue. Norton focuses just on Dana’s sorrowful face as she remembers struggling to keep her family together after her mother died. There is tremendous heartache and failure in Dana’s reactions, which Norton perfectly illustrates for the emotional moments. As readers, we understand how tough Dana had to become, but also how lonely she must really be.

Prepare to be so grossed out and moved by “Revival” #19. The “Revival” series sure knows how to hook in its readers.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

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New Stage Fright Featurette Hits All the Right Notes

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:08

A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Jerome Sable's slasher musical Stage Fright has hit this crazy thing we call the Interwebs, and we have every note of it right here for you to sing along with before screaming uncontrollably and then fleeing in terror!

Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand TODAY, April 3rd, and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director.







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New Godzilla Videos Do Whatever it Takes!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:03

Two more videos have arrived for Godzilla; one which introduces you to director Gareth Edwards and another which has left us with a truly painful erection so big it could take on Big G itself! Check it 'em out! The videos, not the erection... though we're pretty sure you could see it from where you are.

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

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

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Foxy Shazam Release New Album For Free Download

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:00

Ohio rockers Foxy Shazam have surprised fans by abruptly releasing a new album called Gonzo and, even better, they’ve made it free! The album is in anticipation of the band’s upcoming extensive tour that kicks off May 27th and sees support coming from Larry and His Flask.

Gonzo was recorded with Steve Albini as engineer and was recorded all at once. Singer Eric Nally states the album, “…was written in a room, recorded in a room, all together. It was a shared experience, and an easier process, and things really started to come out. It was a very organic experience, and it shows.

You can download the album below as well as check out tour dates.

GONZO by Foxy Shazam

Tour Dates:
May 27 Harrisburg, PA Fed Live
May 29 Boston, MA The Sinclair
May 30 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
May 31 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Jun 02 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Jun 03 Richmond, VA Canal Club
Jun 05 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Jun 06 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Jun 07 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Jun 09 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Jun 10 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Jun 12 Orlando, FL The Social
Jun 13 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
Jun 14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Jun 17 St Louis, MO Freebird
Jun 18 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Jun 20 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Jun 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Jun 22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Jun 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Jun 25 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
Jun 27 Cleveland. OH Grog Shop
Jun 28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall


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'Nurse' Fight In This Exclusive Featurette!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:47

Sexy starlets Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Enter The Void) and Katrina Bowden (TV’s “30 Rock”) turn up the heat in the excellent thriller, Nurse (read our review), arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The scintillating horror film about a nurse with a secret double life as a murderous vixen also stars Corbin Bleu and Judd Nelson.

Check out this exclusive special features clip in which the cast and crew, including Paz de la Huerta and Katrina Bowden, discuss the action in the film, its strong female leads, and some of the poor decisions made by the men in the film. It even has a few nice shots of Paz in lingerie.

By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.

Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (Animals, The Day), who also co-wrote the film with David Loughery (Obsessed), Nurse comes packed with exclusive bonus materials including a “making of” featurette, a behind-the-scenes video where actors Katrina Bowden and Corbin Bleu film themselves on and off set to give us an inside look at the bloody, good fun they had while filming and an audio commentary with director Aarniokoski.

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INSANE New 'Godzilla' Footage Goes to War!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:06

Warner Bros. keeps dropping atomic bombs of promos for Godzilla, the third of which features the most captivating and incredible look at the film’s title character. Watch at the military attack Godzilla on a bridge, filling him with bullets!

Below is a third promo spot from the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot that roared online just seconds ago.

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

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

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Exclusive Alternate Poster - The Den

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:00

It never ceases to amaze me when total strangers will send me Skype requests, like I'm really gonna go have a conversation with someone I don't know. Maybe I should hire the big bad of the new flick The Den (review) to handle my calls? Speaking of which... check out this exclusive alternate poster!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Chicago Readers, See 'Oculus' for Free!!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:53

Bloody Disgusting is giving fellow Chicagoans a chance to see Relativity’s Oculus (review), Mike Flanagan’s indie haunter, before it hits theaters on April 11!

We have a whopping (20) PAIRS of FREE tickets to see Oculus on APRIL 9. You can reserve and download your tickets by clicking here. Hurry before they’re gone!

SCREENING INFO:

Chicago’s Showplace Icon 16
150 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60605
7:00PM

The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.

Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan all star.

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Josh Anthony Talks Happy Camp

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:30

Produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, Josh Anthony’s directorial debut Happy Camp tries to add a little something new to the found footage trope. Anthony was kind enough to take some time to speak with us about his love for the genre amd the challenges of taking the trip to Happy Camp.

He also discussed his high hopes for his first film to be successful enough that he’s allowed to make a second. That’s the dream, right?

DC: There are so many found footage films on the horizon and many that came before. Just to separate you from the pack a little bit, can you talk about the story of Happy Camp?

JA: I wanted to try to evolve it a little bit more. When we first started doing this, it was a little bit stagnant and everyone was trying to do the Blair Witch model. I wanted to shoot it as a film. My main goal was characters and relationships, and I think in genre film you still can do that. Found footage and documentary-style films really get a bad rap because if [people] hear [the term], they’ve already shut their brain off.

DC: What made you want to venture into the woods for a found footage film in the first place? Do you like the conceit of found footage? Have you watched a lot of them and do you watch a lot of horror films?

JA: I watch a ton of horror films. I’m a big fan of The Strangers; that’s absolutely one of my favorite films. I just thought it’d be a really clever way to get started. We had a budget and this was the style of film that we could do without blowing the budget and looking reckless. This was a great start for us and everything we wanted to do just fell into place.

DC: In most of these films, the action comes in the last act. Can you hint at what the ending of Happy Camp is so maybe the fans that are a little skeptical of found footage might take the trip to Happy Camp, so to speak?

JA: I wanted to misdirect a little bit and we kind of take a little twist at the end for a little bit more fun into the genre horror film. We try to take a new stab at some of these style of films. They’ve become formulaic and starting it out as a character piece and then making that turn at the end where it eventually goes, I hope they appreciate it. We wanted to have fun and have the audience enjoy and buy into and have fun with the picture, especially towards the end. These films break that fourth wall and allow the audience to be there, which is something that we tried to do, too.

DC: Why is the film set in 2009 and is there any truth to the disappearances in that area over the years?

JA: The number of disappearances, 627, is a fictional number. Up by Happy Camp there are a lot of missing people. We just thought it would be a great start to a genre horror film.

DC: How did Flower Films get involved? I imagine when they first heard the title Happy Camp they were imagining something quite different.

JA: I’d known Chris Miller at Flower Films for a long time and I’d been working with Flower on and off for the last 12 years and I had known that they wanted to get back into genre films. They had done Donnie Darko in the past and I pitched them the idea and they loved it. I just knew they were trying to get back into these genre films so it was kind of a perfect storm.

DC: Is the horror genre something you want to continue being involved in and what are you doing next?

JA: Absolutely. I’d love to do another one. I have a few broad comedies that are circling around and a couple of really good genre thrillers that I think might change things a little bit, too. Now that this baby is put to bed, hopefully we can get an opportunity. That was the whole goal with Happy Camp... just a chance to get to make another film.

DC: Josh, absolutely do the genre thriller; always do the genre thriller!

Happy Camp is now available on VOD through iTunes and Amazon. Give it a watch!

Synopsis
In the vast wilderness of the Klamath National Forest lies the small logging community of Happy Camp. With a population consisting of only a few hundred souls, this mysterious mountain town has become world renowned for its staggeringly high number of Missing Persons Cases.

Walt and Sandy Tanner adopted a young boy named Michael at the age of 9 and brought him home to Happy Camp, where the couple were raising their young son, Dean. Upon Michael's arrival, the two boys shared an immediate bond, and for the first time in Michael’s life, he had a family. After living in Happy Camp for only two years, however, tragedy struck on the afternoon of October 22, 1989, when Dean Tanner was abducted from the family's home. Michael, although in the same room and seemingly the only witness, oddly had no recollection of the violent crime.

20 years later, a grown Michael Tanner has mustered the courage to face his past in an effort to remember what actually happened to his brother on that fateful day. Under the provocation of his girlfriend, Anne, Michael has reluctantly agreed to have his journey documented by a professional film crew. However, what Michael, Anne, and the crew uncover are dangerous secrets about Happy Camp that will change their lives forever...

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Dread Central Live - Los Angeles Residents: SAVE THE DATE!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:00

We're using our hiatus wisely here at Dread Central by cooking up something to die for! DC Live will be returning to the scare waves on April 21st with a very special event. If you're in the Los Angeles area, you're gonna want to pay close attention!

Details will be coming soon! In the interim if you missed any episodes, head on over to Dread Central Live on Daily Motion and catch up! It's there you'll find every episode along with a variety of bite sized clips for you to digest! Check 'em out!

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

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Vinnie Jones Gets 'Fractured' in This Official Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:45

After playing at last year’s Screamfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, Night of the Demons director Adam Gierasch’s Schism will be released here in the States as Fractured on April 11, through Seven Arts Entertainment’s new genre label, Dark Arts.

We now have the official trailer for the film starring Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones (Midnight Meat Train) and Ashlynn Yenniem (Human Centipede).

In it, “Dylan White, a cook in Baton Rouge with a normal, boring life. Then horrifying visions start to interrupt his waking moments, and he must face the fact that he literally doesn’t know who he is. Following clues that take him to the dark underbelly of New Orleans, Dylan soon finds both his life and soul in danger.

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Mom Pays an Untimely Visit in this Sneak Peek of Grimm Episode 3.17 - Synchronicity

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:45

Nick gets an unexpected visit from his mother in this latest clip from "Grimm" Episode 3.17, "Synchronicity," but that's just the beginning of the troubles that arrive with her! Check it out, and be sure to tune in on Friday night.

"Grimm" Episode 3.17 - "Synchronicity" (airs 4/4/14; 9-10PM)
ADALIND FINDS A SURPRISING NEW ALLY IN HER EFFORTS TO KEEP HER CHILD SAFE – The Resistance’s plan to keep Adalind (Claire Coffee) safe gets kicked into high gear when an unexpected ally arrives to ensure she and the baby make it out of Europe safely.

In Portland, as Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) prepare for their upcoming wedding, Nick (David Giuntoli) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) are reminded of their failed proposal.

Related Story: New Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.17 - "Synchronicity"

Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alexis Denisof, and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez guest star.

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







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Trailer for 'Thing'-Inspired 'Blood Glacier'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:33

Check out the official U.S. trailer for Blood Glacier, the festival hit known as The Station from Rammbock director Marvin Kren!

Inspired by John Carpenter’s The Thing, it will be opening in select theaters and VOD platforms May 2.

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister. Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the ‘glacier blood’ comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying.

Soon Janek and his team have their hands full defending themselves and the station against a growing horde of biological monstrosities. Using every tool at their disposal they must learn to work together to survive the onslaught…

Also check out the trailer and images from the creature feature below!

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More Cast Members Are Seated for Chad Ferrin's The Chair Adaptation

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:30

As promised a few days when we got the first bit of casting news for the feature adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair, more names have signed on to the Chad Ferrin-helmed film, and we have all the info you need right here!

On top of an already talented cast featuring Bill Oberst, Jr., Eric Roberts, Derrick Damions, and Jacob Banser, the three new additions are as follows:

Naomi Grossman (pictured; "American Horror Story: Asylum") as the mother of Death Row inmate Richard Sullivan; Susan Eisenberg (the voice of Wonder Woman from the Justice League animated series) as Ms. Prince, the receptionist to Richard Sullivan's boss, Mr. Bates; and Ferrin regular Timothy Muskatell (Someone's Knocking at the Door, Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!) as prison guard Stevenson.

Ferrin directs a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti.

More casting news is set to come out over the coming weeks, including the role of the lead character, Richard Sullivan, so stay tuned! In the meantime follow @theCHAIRhorror on Twitter and visit TheChairHorror.com.

Synopsis:
Richard Sullivan is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on Death Row. Witnessing the brutal torture and murder of his fellow inmates, will he find a way to survive, or will the insane events of the prison finally consume him? Everything is not what it seems, and sanity is such an easy thing to lose.

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Anti-Mortem Rocks A Badass Acoustic Cover Of "John The Revelator" (Video Premiere)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:00

Southern heavy metal stalwart Anti-Mortem have teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting for the US premiere of their acoustic “John The Revelator” cover. The classic gospel blues track was originally recorded in 1930 by Blind Willie Johnson and has since been covered a vast amount of times by artists such as Phil Keaggy, Nick Cave, Beck, Steve Vai, and many more. You can see the rockin’ cover below!

Anti-Mortem is gearing up for the release of their debut album New Southern, which will be released April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. You can pre-order the album here.

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Tour dates with Texas Hippie Coalition:
04/03/14 Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
04/04/14 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
04/05/14 The Loft @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/06/14 The Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA
04/08/14 Revolution – Amityville (Long Island), NY
04/09/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
04/10/14 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
04/11/14 Another Hole In The Wall – Steger, IL
04/12/14 POV’s – Spring Lake Park, MN
04/13/14 Route 20 Outhouse – Racine, WI
04/15/14 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA


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Exclusive: Matty Beckerman Talks Alien Abduction and The Brown Mountain Lights Phenomenon

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:00

Matty Beckerman’s unsettling extraterrestrial thriller, Alien Abduction, will be landing on VOD and in limited theatrical release via IFC Midnight on April 4th and we had a chance to catch up with the director and discuss all things extraterrestrial.

Based around the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon down in North Carolina, a vacationing family winds up taking a much longer ride than they had planned for. Below, Beckerman himself talks in detail about the film and what inspired him to look up to the stars to find his latest inspiration.

DC: I’ve seen a lot of found footage movies, more than I care to even mention, and few of them were as effective as this one actually is. The Brown Mountain Lights are based on an actual phenomena, correct?

MB: Oh yeah, it’s very very real. I’ve seen the lights myself and taken video of them and pictures of them. It’s completely real.

DC: In the film, when the family first encountered the lights when they’re woken up in the middle of the night... is that how the lights actually appear or is that more of your spin on things?

MB: No, that’s what they look like. They are about four or five feet wide and they shoot off in different directions and they float above the mountain line. It’s completely freaky.

DC: When you decided to do a movie about this, what made you feel like the found footage way was the way to go as opposed to more of a narrative structure?

MB: Well, I met with a psychologist who had a patient that was autistic and this patient brought a video camera everywhere he went. That was the way he was able to communicate with the rest of the world and really connect with people was by using this video camera. And I thought it was a terrific medium to tell this story.

DC: It was one of the few found footage movies I’ve seen where there was actually a reason for the camera to be rolling. In terms of creature design, they were all practical, right?

MB: Yeah, everything we did, we had such a small budget we couldn’t afford CG. So, everything we did was all practical and I like the practical stuff more. It looks more authentic and you get that real feeling that something’s actually in the room, it doesn’t move awkwardly. It’s a completely realistic feeling. The actors can react to it the right way, too.

DC: Speaking of the actors, in a lot of found footage some of the dialogue is improvised. Was this scripted? Did you give them an outline?

MB: We had a whole script written but we went off script I’d say 90 percent of them time. We had to get from point A to point B and we gave the actors enough room to improvise and really get into who these characters were. And most of these characters are really just the same people who were the actors. There’s no real difference between them and the people they were playing. It was easy for them to do this ad-libbing.

DC: It all comes off as very natural. Joshua P. Warren, a noted Brown Mountain Lights investigator, appears in the film... did you interview him specifically for the movie or was that pre-existing footage?

MB: No, I interviewed him and all the locals up there, and the scientist at Appalachian State University - the Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Those are real people who have witnessed the lights and know all about it. I interviewed a bunch of locals, too, who claim they’ve been abducted there, who know the lights. That’s all real footage, it’s all authentic … Some people refused to let me put it out because they claim they’d been abducted there, including police officers. These aren’t people who are wacko’s, they’re people who have jobs and who have lives.

DC: Was the flick filmed on location?

MB: It was. Everything was filmed where the real lights are see: Burke County, North Carolina; in Avery County, North Carolina; in Watauga County, North Carolina; and in Bryson City.

DC: Did you guys see anything while you were filming?

MB: Yeah! Totally. I took the whole crew there and we witnessed the lights one night and actually took pictures of it. I put the pictures up on my personal website and put a little blog together on it and the pictures are up there, you can take a look.

DC: Will we be seeing some of this stuff on the DVD extras when we cross that bridge?

MB: I hope so. I just put this EPK of behind-the-scenes stuff together and we’ll see what makes it and what doesn’t.

Again, Alien Abduction, will be landing on VOD and in limited theatrical release via IFC Midnight on April 4th. Don’t get abducted!

Written by Robert Lewis, Alien Abduction stars Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, Jillian Clare, Jeff Bowser, and Peter Holden.

Synopsis
A terrifying sci-fi story inspired by dramatic found footage, Alien Abduction preys on our fear of the unknown as we follow an average American family who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

While driving to a campsite in the Brown Mountains of North Carolina, the Morris family's GPS malfunctions, and they are lead to a remote tunnel surrounded by abandoned vehicles. The father, Peter Morris, is abducted, leaving his traumatized wife and children to flee and seek refuge in a nearby cabin. There they are horrified to learn that strange lights in the nearby mountains have been linked to alien abduction and human sacrifice for centuries.

When their attempts to alert the authorities are intercepted by the deadly extraterrestrial threat, the surviving members of the family find themselves under siege. A brutal and bloody attack unfolds as we witness the horrors through the lens of the youngest child's video camera.

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Fear Is Born in this New Teaser for Rosemary's Baby

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:45

Finally a new teaser has arrived for NBC's two-part "Rosemary's Baby" TV-movie that shows off a bit of footage. It's not much, but it does give us an indication of the tone they're going for as well as another nice look at Zoe Saldana's bulging belly.

This new adaptation centers on a young married couple who escape New York and move to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse: an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city.

Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.

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Rosemary (Zoe Saldana; Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams; “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.

Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs; Harry Potter franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet; For Your Eyes Only), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?

In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3, “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?

“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, and David Stern and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment, and Lionsgate Television.

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First Look at Spavine Stitched Together

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:30

Looking for an indie horror fix? On tap right now is your first look at Spavine, which will be having its premiere at the Lagniappe Film Festival in May. Check out the first one-sheet and a handful of stills!

Spavine was written and directed by Tiffany Heath and stars Denton Blane Everett (Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin. Phil Nichols/Facades FX handled the special makeup effects, including the mask you see on the poster below.

"With this film the Spavine team set out to strike a balance between classic gore like Texas Chainsaw and Hitchcockian psychological suspense," says Heath. "Spavine has an art-house film look but isn't 'snobby' in that it really cares about the audience and gives them the proper dose of gore, terror, suspense, and overall real life madness. There is nothing supernatural in the movie. Every bit of this story could really happen to you... which is the kind of terror that keeps me up at night making sure the windows are locked and the baseball bat is on the nightstand. This was my first venture into the terror genre, and I'm hooked! I had too much fun researching serial killers like Ed Gein and real life stories of animalistic abuse."

"Spavine was one of two films that I helped produce last summer (the other being Clinger), and they couldn't be further apart on the tonal scale," says producer Mel House. "Clinger is a horrific romantic comedy/tragedy with dark moments; whereas, Spavine is dark to the core - blacker than black at times, claustrophobic, unsettling, and gets under your skin in a very real way. Tiffany mentioned Chainsaw... I think, much like that film, the grueling experience of making Spavine probably impressed itself on the footage we captured. It was a brutal couple of weeks in sweltering East Texas... but I think that the professionalism of our bare bones crew, Tiffany's unwavering vision, Phil's sickening (in a good way) FX work, and a truly dedicated cast in Denton, Tiffany, and Jake combined to make something genuinely unique and nightmarish. I can't wait to see it unfold on the big screen in May."

Synopsis
Plagued by nightmares and obsessive sleepwalking, Darcy Baker can’t purge her mind of the animalistic abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her mother. When Darcy’s therapist, Ryan, is informed that her family homestead, the very source of her nightmares, has been abandoned, he is eager to get her back there and pull the suppressed memories to the surface in order to start her journey of healing. While Darcy has no interest in walking through the door to that hell, she does have a deep desire to win the love of Ryan and succumbs to his wishes to return to her childhood home. Upon arriving at the decrepit house, she and Ryan discover that the fear mother ignites in Darcy still lives. Even more unsettling, they uncover the existence of ten-year-old Sam, a feral mute, who keeps his secrets dangerously close to his heart. Ryan admirably risks it all to heal both Sam and Darcy, but is their blood bond thicker than the healing waters he has to offer?

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