FEARnet's "Reaper" reunion special is officially in the can, and we have all the details concerning when you'll be able to reunite with all your favorite stars for a night of devilish hijinx on the genre's quickest growing horror channel!
From the Press Release
FEARnet’s "REAPER" reunion special was shot on Wednesday, April 24, at the Medusa Lounge in Los Angeles. In attendance for the special—hosted by TV and web personality Angie Greenup—were series stars Ray Wise, Tyler Labine and Bret Harrison as well as Rick Gonzalez, Ken Marino, Christine Willes and series creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas.
The reunion special will air on Tuesday, May 28, setting the stage for "REAPER"’s FEARnet debut on Tuesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, as part of the Network’s Twisted Comedy block, which also features the FEARnet original half-hour comedy series "HOLLISTON." Additionally, the special will be available for viewing on the FEARnet website starting Friday, May 31st, and VOD on Saturday, June 1st. It will air again on the Network on Tuesday, June 4, at 8:30 p.m. ET. FEARnet has licensed both seasons of the hour-long series, for a complete 31 episode order.
Four years later, the wildly popular cult hit still enjoys a rabid fanbase—many of whom feel the series was cancelled much too soon. These same fans will be delighted to see their favorite stars brought together, once again, as the amiable cast openly discusses many behind-the-scenes anecdotes and stories from their time on set. The cast’s favorite memories—such as Sock’s lusty encounter with Gladys; the creators’ insider info that comedic icon Louis C.K. originally auditioned for the part of the Devil; and whether or not the team would be open to a Kickstarter campaign to resurrect "REAPER"—are just a few of the things fans can expect to glean from the special.
“I’m so happy that FEARnet is doing this,” said Ray Wise, who played the Devil on "REAPER." “It really warms my heart having us all back together again.”
The quirky series focuses on the life of Sam Oliver (Harrison), a college drop-out who, on his 21st birthday, learns that he now must work as a bounty hunter for the Devil (Wise), as part of a deal made many years ago when Sam’s parents offered up their firstborn son in exchange for good health for the ailing father. Tyler Labine (TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL) and Rick Gonzalez (COACH CARTER) play Sam’s slacker friends who help him in his new secret double-life of ‘reaping’ souls, using a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner, as well as other modern household items.
"REAPER" is a production of ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Company. The series was executive produced by Michele Fazekas ("ED," "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"), Tara Butters ("ED," "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"), Mark Gordon ("GREY’S ANATOMY," "CRIMINAL MINDS"), Deb Spera ("CRIMINAL MINDS") Tom Spezialy ("DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES") and iconic filmmaker Kevin Smith (CLERKS, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK), who also directed the pilot.
"Grimm" airs its first Tuesday night episode tomorrow, April 30th, and if you watched the last installment, you know Juliette is getting her memories of Nick back. In Episode 2.19, "Endangered," she visits Monroe for more help, and here's a sneak peek of their conversation.
Episode 2.19 - "Endangered" (airing 4/30/13; 10:00-11:00 pm)
NICK FACES AN OTHER WORLDLY MYSTERY THAT MAKES HIM QUESTION WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT THE WESEN WORLD -- Mysterious cow mutilations and reports of glowing creatures put Nick (David Giuntoli) on a case that forces him to question the existence of aliens within the Wesen world. He also meets a strange UFO expert who seems to know more than he’s letting on.
Meanwhile, Nick digs further into the key, and Juliette’s (Bitsie Tulloch) romantic memories of Nick start coming back in a big way. Erin Way and Eric Tiede guest star; Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee co-star.
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There are many out there who feel that the whole found footage film style may have run its cycle, but there are certainly others who would say that it's still got a lot of mileage in it, including Paramount head honcho Adam Goodman.
“I believe it’s something that’s here to stay,” said Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, during the Digital Hollywood conference today in Marina del Rey. “It’s a terrific medium for filmmakers. They don’t see the medium as a barrier to entry. They don’t care about shaky cameras. For whatever reason, it just makes for a much more visceral experience for the audience”.
Here are the facts: Found footage films are not the problem. It's finding GOOD found footage movies, just like any other genre, that is the real task. The bummer of it all is because these things are so easy to come up with and inexpensive to make - with every genre from comedy to horror - the market is absolutely saturated and there are deep bogs of muddy water to weed through to get to the good ones.
What say you?
Between this and the recently released Pacific Rim footage, we're all hot and bothered around here. Speaking of heat, get ready for your wallet to start burning once you feast your eyes upon what NECA is unleashing at this year's San Diego Comic-Con!
Below you'll find your first look at the Albino Predator courtesy of Action Figure Insider. Seen briefly at the end of the brilliant short film from Sandy Collora known as Batman: Dead End, the Albino Predator features over 25 points of articulation including ball jointed hips and double knee joints. He has brand new shoulder armor and unique Albino deco along with tribal markings/tattoos.
No word yet on the exact scale of the figure, but really... just wow.
Good news for fans of "American Horror Story"! According to Ryan Murphy on Twitter, Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) has signed on for active duty for the show's third season, which has been dubbed "American Horror Story: Coven."
The news came this morning when Murphy tweeted, "Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of 'American Horror Story: Coven'."
Sidibe will be joining the previously announced Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange, who won an Emmy for her Season 1 performance.
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced at the recent Paley Fest that Season 3 of "American Horror Story" will be subtitled "Coven." "It's a really cool story that we've been talking for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it," he said, noting the series will shoot in multiple locations, one of which is New Orleans -- the first time the series has exited its soundstage filming location.
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Can't control self. Hard to type. Must see. Must watch again and again. Pacific Rim WonderCon footage. Oh my god. Just. Oh my god. Stop reading this. Go. Click. Consume. Drool. Sweet lord! Just watch...
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
"This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it's time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!"
- Guillermo del Toro
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
We make no bones about it: The Woman in Black is one of our favorite ghostly tales here at Dread Central so we're eager to see where the Hammer sequel will be taking our favorite child-snatching spectre. For now, though, the first casting news has come.
The Tom Harper directed sequel will star Warhorse's Jeremy Irvine (pictured) along with Switch's Phoebe Fox.
From the Press Release
Jeremy Irvine (WAR HORSE, THE RAILWAY MAN) and British actress Phoebe Fox (‘Black Mirror’, ‘Switch’) have signed on to star in THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH, the next installment in the series of the worldwide box office hit THE WOMAN IN BLACK. The announcement was made today by Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media (Hammer’s parent company), Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures and Xavier Marchand, Entertainment One’s President of Worldwide Distribution.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH will continue the story four decades later. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper, the film will be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind THE WOMAN IN BLACK and produced by Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Talisman Films’ Richard Jackson, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer.
Screenwriter Jon Croker (DESERT DANCER) wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman In Black).
Sales are being handled by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution who will introduce the title to buyers at Cannes. Entertainment One Films will once again co-finance the film and distribute in the UK, Spain and Canada.
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer said: “We are thrilled to have Jeremy and Phoebe join our team on THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH. I definitely feel that under the direction of Tom Harper, they will take Jon Croker’s script and each deliver a wonderfully compelling performance.”
Director Tom Harper said: “Jeremy and Phoebe are fantastic actors to continue THE WOMAN IN BLACK’s chilling tale. I’m looking forward to working with them both on the film and can’t wait to start shooting with the pair.”
Jeremy Irvine will next be seen in THE RAILWAY MAN opposite Colin Firth and NicoleKidman. He recently wrapped production on THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT and ONE NIGHT IN OLD MEXICO.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE) has become the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, grossing over $130 worldwide.
The Woman in Black was set in the early 1900s and detailed the story of a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the U.K. to sort out the papers of a recently deceased client. In the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House he discovers the vengeful ghost of the title.
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.
Another bloody clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review) has arrived, and it asks some important questions, like, "Who am I, what am I doing here, and why are you holding that really sharp thing to my throat?"
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
Just in time for Cannes we've dug our claws into the first casting news and one-sheet for Ben Katai's (30 Days of Night: Dark Days) new flick, Beneath, and we've gotta say... Harry Warden would be proud. Check it out!
The film, which is currently shooting, stars Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan and Joey Kern, as well as Brent Briscoe, Rene Rivera, Mark L. Young, Kurt Caseres, David Shackelford, Ashway Lawver and Jason Masek.
Patrick J. Doody and Chris Valenziano wrote the screenplay on spec, and former Dimension Films and Screen Gems executive Nick Phillips and veteran casting director Kelly Wagner’s recently formed Revolver Picture Company picked it up late last year.
A team of coal miners and a headstrong female lawyer are trapped underground when the mine collapses. Turns out they are not the only ones who want to get to the surface.
More on this one as it comes.
Saddle up, kids! Humanity is on the brink, and if you hope to survive, you'd better make sure you're one of the few survivors to get their butts aboard Boon Joon-ho's Snowpiercer. Come in from the cold and check out this new video.
The Weinstein Company will distribute Snowpiercer in North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The English-language directorial debut of Boon Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho. Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.
Let's face it; Byzantium (review here) isn't exactly the most telling of titles and that's just fine by us, but recently its star, Gemma Arterton, spoke to Total Film regarding what fans can expect from Neil Jordan's new flick.
"I guess our film’s kind of like the female version [of Interview with the Vampire] in some ways. Two vampires that live together. One that’s the more reluctant vampire. Basically I’m Tom Cruise. Our film has this domestic side to it that’s unusual. It feels like a sort of follow-up in a way. But also one of my favourite films is The Company of Wolves. I feel like, because of the feminine aspects of it and imagery wise, it’s in that vein. So to speak."
Byzantium, written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan, stars Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Jonny Lee Miller, Tom Hollander, Bradley James, and Sam Riley in the vampire flick wherein Arterton stars as Clara, a vampire who has to protect herself and her daughter (Ronan) from those seeking to plunge a stake through their hearts.
On the run for murder, two young "sisters" arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet, they both hide the same secrets: They are really mother and daughter, and they are both ... vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. But little does she know that her mother has been protecting her all of the years from their own kind, "The Brotherhood". To escape them, they must either blend in or continue running away. But just as they think they may have escaped, their past rapidly catches up with them.
Indie filmmaker Creep Creepersin is at it again. The prolific low budget film director is back, this time with a remake of the Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie. How'd it turn out? Watch the trailer for yourselves and let us know what you think.
The flick stars Elina Madison, Tony Slade, Mindy Robinson, Dean Mounir, Myles Crawford, Anne Montavon, Lea Vonn, Joseph Daniels, Tim Chizmar, Jake Osti, Edward Joyce, Adam Jaffe, and Creepersin himself as Murder Legendre.
The synopsis of the original 1932 film reads as follows...
Bela Lugosi followed up his star-making role in Dracula with this ambitious low-budget horror film from the Halperin brothers, who effectively transplanted the misty Gothic mood of the Universal horror films to their poverty-row studio. White Zombie drips with atmosphere from the opening, as eerie chanting accompanies the credits and Madeleine (Madge Bellamy) arrives at midnight to witness a mysterious burial before coming face to face with the satanic looking Murder Legendre (Lugosi with goatee and searing eyes), a hypnotist and voodoo master who has been supplying the local mills with an army of zombie laborers. Madeleine's nightmare is just beginning. Having landed in a world of almost perpetual night, where hollow-eyed zombies lumber through the sugar mill and the ghostly town is eerily bereft of living souls, she becomes the object of desire for Legendre, whose plan to possess her involves her initiation to the world of the undead. This first zombie movie is also one of the best, with Lugosi's archly sinister performance dominating the film (thankfully obscuring a lot of overacting by supporting players) and astounding sets and gorgeous matte paintings creating a wondrous sense of poetic doom.
A new anthology film is on its way all the way from Italy, and it's home to many a ghastly horror trope such as zombies, demons, and all-around general mayhem. Read on for the full trailer for The Pyramid.
Written by Alex Visani and Raffaele Ottolenghi and produced by Visani, The Pyramid is an anthology divided into four episodes strictly connected to an infernal object - a bizarre pyramid that came into our world to spread madness, death, and destruction. Much like Hellraiser's Lament Configuration, the pyramid has been passed down from owner to owner over the centuries until the present, when it is found by an unfortunate guy who unwittingly uses it to open a doorway to a series of terrible and unstoppable events.
Francesco Rossini, Emilia Verginelli, Antonio De Matteo, Andrea Napoleoni, Cristina Buoninfante, Raffaele Ottolenghi, Mauro Celaia, Viktorya Tori, Maria Spelta, Jack Gallo, and David Power star.
Time to go behind the scenes of the upcoming season of Showtime's "Dexter." Your tour guide around Miami's brightest and bloodiest? Angel himself, David Zayas. Check it out and look for more leading up to the summer return of the Dark Passenger.
"Dexter" Season 8, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter with guest stars that include Yvonne Strahovski, Julian Sands, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, and Sean Patrick Flanery, premieres on June 30th.
Remember when "True Blood" first started and introduced us to the beverage known as True Blood? Those sure were the good old days! Let's hope this new teaser for Season 6 focusing on a bottle of the stuff is a precursor to the show's return to better times.
Guest stars announced thus far include Rutger Hauer as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Arliss Howard as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as do-gooder Nicole, Karolina Wydra as Violet, a strong, sexy, possibly dangerous vamp, Luke Grimes as a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before, and Amelia Rose Blaire as Howard’s onscreen daughter.
C2E2 2013: More Dark Horse Announcements - Witch Hunt, The Occultist, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Buzzkill, and Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight
Dark Horse Comics closed out the 2013 C2E2 by announcing five more upcoming projects that should be of interest to genre fans, in particular Witch Hunt, The Occultist, and Itty Bitty Hellboy.
Witch Hunt comes to us from Victor Gischler and Juan Ferreyra while The Occultist heralds the return of Tim Seeley. Itty Bitty Hellboy is by Eisner winners Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, and Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek's Buzzkill promises lots of boozin' and bruisin'. Last but not least, the more perverted among you should enjoy the hell out of Alex de Campi's Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight.
Read on for the details and artwork, and for more info on the 2013 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which ran this weekend at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, visit C2E2.com.
From the Dark Horse Press Releases:
From the minds of Victor Gischler (Punisher MAX, X-Men) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi) comes a new horror series: Witch Hunt.
“Readers who crave a mix of horror and action will want to pick up Witch Hunt. Juan is going to murder your face with his art,” quipped writer Victor Gischler. “I’m just so thrilled with his work, and Dark Horse is the perfect publisher for this project. So much support and enthusiasm. I can’t thank Dark Horse enough, and I can’t wait for this project to hit shelves!”
Cassian Steele is boss of the werewolf mafia in the Big Easy, and he’s got a problem. The old witch Verona, who knows his secret, has gone into hiding. Cassian wants her dead. So he sends out the word: an open contract. The first monster to dust Verona gets a big payday. Werewolf mobsters, vampire maids, voodoo wizards, zombie ninjas, and even a rogue priest show up to try to collect the bounty. What they don’t realize is that Barnabus Black, a demon desperately trying to regain his halo, is her protection.
“Victor came up with a very interesting story for me to draw. I was able to portray a varied array of weird stuff, which makes the book a really fun ride visually. So if you like werewolves, angels, demons, witches, zombies, ninjas, vampires, etc., you might find something to your liking,” added artist Juan Ferreyra.
Witch Hunt #1 is on sale September 18 in comic shops everywhere!
Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce that Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) is returning with his rare mix of humor and horror in the supernatural superhero series The Occultist. With acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Battlepug, The Answer!) on interior art and cover art by Steve Morris (Serenity, Angel & Faith), The Occultist will return this fall in the follow-up to its hugely successful 2011 miniseries.
When the Sword, a mysterious book of powerful spells, binds itself to him, the fact that Rob’s life has been falling apart doesn’t seem like such a big deal. To survive, Rob must learn to control the book’s unpredictable magic, while his life slips even further out of control... An evil witch doctor wants the Sword to reject Rob, now known as The Occultist, by deciding that he is a bad host in the ongoing war against the realm of the dead. The solution lies in a Catholic schoolgirl who dabbles in death for a quick high.
Look for The Occultist on sale October 2 in comic shops everywhere!
ITTY BITTY HELLBOY
Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani have created quite a stir with their work on some of the most fun and ageless comics of all time. They won an Eisner for Tiny Titans, their treatment of DC Comics’ Teen Titans, and their recent Kickstarter campaign for their Aw Yeah Comics series surpassed its goal in record time. Now, this dynamic duo takes on Dark Horse’s best-known character, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, in an all-new comics series, Itty Bitty Hellboy.
A ghost named Rasputin has been spotted. And Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to find out what’s he up to. Who is Hellboy, anyway? Why does he have such a big hand, and what is it used for? Who’s weirder, he or his friends? What is the B.P.R.D.? And what does chicken soup have to do with all of it? All this and more will be answered in the debut issue, where BIG things happen to Itty Bitty Hellboy!
“Itty Bitty HELLBOY! WOW! Such awesomeness! I haven’t screamed so much AW YEAH shout-outs in all my life! It is truly an honor to be the next creative team to add to the HELLBOY saga. I have been a fan of Mike Mignola since Hellboy’s early days at Dark Horse LEGENDS. It’s true. Can’t wait! Itty Bitty has never been so HUGE! AW YEAH HELLBOY!” said Art Baltazar, famous cartoonist.
“We get to work on HELLBOY? HELL YEAH!” exclaimed Franco Aureliani. “One of the most iconic characters in all of comics, and we get to bring our own style and story to it. Truly a dream come true. We’re big fans! Itty Bitty Hellboy is going to be a lot of fun... and we get to actually say HELL(BOY)!”
“Given the recent developments in Hellboy’s life—falling in love, discovering that he’s the rightful king of England, having his heart torn out and dropped into hell—this is clearly the next logical step in his evolution,” said Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 arrives on shelves at your local comic shop on August 28!
From the minds of Donny Cates (Hunter Quaid) and Mark Reznicek (percussive force of the Toadies) comes a brand-new superhero series that packs an eighty-proof punch. Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce Buzzkill.
Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he’s an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing massive amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters it’s caused in his personal life, he’s ready to get clean... and the city’s supervillains couldn’t be happier!
“What I like so much about the book is that while it has these wild superhero trappings, at its core it’s a very sweet and very personal story about the relationship between power and addiction and the very real consequences of both,” states Donny Cates. “It’s something that really interests me, and I think that sometimes we approach issues like these in comics as punch lines. What we’ve really tried to do here is take something really devastating and horrible and examine it through a very familiar terrain. Also, there is a character named Panteradactyl. So there’s that.”
In this wildly gorgeous new four-part miniseries from artist Geoff Shaw (Batman 80-Page Giant) and colorist Lauren Affe, Buzzkill is drunk with power.
“Working on Buzzkill is kinda like hanging out in a bar, drinking beers and doing shots with your buddy, and discussing the weirdest, wildest, most effed-up stuff you can think of to put in a comic. In fact, that’s exactly what it’s like,” says Mark Reznicek. “Donny Cates is the evil genius of comics so it’s a total blast to work with him. If you ever wanted to see what a drunken, superpowered barroom brawl looks like or wondered what would happen to bears in the airless vacuum of space or wanted to see a baboon in a business suit... Buzzkill is the book for you!”
Buzzkill #1 is on sale September 18 in comic shops everywhere!
GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT
From the floor of C2E2, Dark Horse announces a book that was almost too much for the editorial team. Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes) headlines a B-movie comic masterpiece in Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight. With covers by superstar artists Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian, and Coop, this series is excessive, gratuitous, and tasteless—just like you love it.
Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Tonight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence. Bringing the flavor of midnight exploitation flicks to comics, Grindhouse delivers four, two-issue gore operas, starting with the Chris Peterson-drawn “Bee Vixens from Mars,” pitting a one-eyed Southern Latina deputy against lusty alien chicks bent on laying eggs in the entire male population.
Future arcs include “Prison Ship Anteres,” featuring art from Simon Fraser (2000 AD); “Bride of Blood,” with art by Federica Manfredi (True Blood, Hack/Slash); and “Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll,” with art by Gary Erskine (The Mask).
“Grindhouse is the comic your mother warned you about. Seriously. You know when grownups told you comics were filthy, immoral trash? They were talking about this comic specifically,” states Alex de Campi. “Books like Grindhouse were the reason the Comics Code was invented. And if you’re in a very conservative or evangelical part of the US, you should be careful where you read it. Each story is two issues of solid gore, gratuitous nudity, and over-the-top badassery. It’s filthy. It’s violent. It’s really, really fun.”
“Bee Vixens” colorist Nolan Woodard added, “You do know I colored 28 Days Later, and this is still way more blood, right?”
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1 is on sale October 2 in comic shops everywhere (where it’s not outlawed)!
Well, here's some news we weren't expecting this weekend. While on stage yesterday for the Tokyo premiere of No One Lives, director Ryuhei Kitamura made the unexpected announcement that he’ll be making a sequel to his internationally beloved 2000 action/horror film Versus sometime next year.
According to Cinema Today (as translated by Nippon Cinema), Kitamura was talking about how he’ll soon return to working in Asia and mentioned that he’ll be doing a Versus sequel in 2014, confidently adding, “The lead actor [Tak Sakaguchi] is retired, but I’ll get him to make a comeback. He’ll do it if I do it.”
We'll keep our eyes and ears open for updates, but in the meantime here's a reminder of what the original is about:
There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... the Forest of Resurrection.
Deep within the mysterious Forest of Resurrection, the spectacular battle between good and evil has gone on since the dawn of time. When Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security jail, he enters the forest believing it will lead him to a safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle played out against an ever-changing background across multiple temporal planes of existence. His opponent: a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. The battle to be waged between these warriors: Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the power to grant eternal life. But what Prisoner KSC2-303 cannot remember is whether he is the personification of good or the very essence of darkness.
The very first bit of footage from the upcoming film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, The World's End, is here. You may wanna be eagle-eyed, though, because calling it brief is a bit of an understatement. Look for the flick in theatres on August 23rd.
The World's End is directed by Wright and stars Pegg along with long time buddy Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The footage appears in the following rundown of summer movies. Check it out!
Were you among the tiny group who checked out "Do No Harm" before NBC yanked it after just two episodes due to its abysmal ratings? Or maybe you're curious as to exactly how bad it was. Well, you'll all have a chance to watch the remaining eps beginning June 29th.
Per The Futon Critic, NBC will burn off its short-lived drama "Do No Harm" on Saturday nights at 10:00/9:00c commencing on the aforementioned date. We're not sure how many episodes there are exactly, but we should have confirmation from the network shortly as it starts rolling out its summer schedule.
In “Do No Harm,” Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, "Rescue Me") is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he's never seen before, he knows one thing: It's happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic.
This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of “Ian Price.” For years he's battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian's hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk – patients, friends, co-workers and even the woman he loves – he's got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.
Also starring are Alana De La Garza ("Law & Order"), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ruta Gedmintas ("The Borgias"), and Phylicia Rashad ("The Cosby Show"). "Do No Harm" is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner ("Desperate Housewives," "The Event"). Peter Traugott ("Ringer") and Rachel Kaplan ("Ringer") also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC's "Smash") is the co-executive producer and director.
It's no secret that fans have been vying for a third Hellboy film for many years now. Apparently we're not alone as Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, is also looking to don his severed horns yet again.
IGN recently caught up with Perlman, who had this to say of a possible third film: "[Del Toro and I] both walked away from 'Hellboy 2' agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. [Guillermo] has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like, and it's amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies. I said [to Guillermo], 'You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy,'" Perlman continues. "I've been giving him Jewish guilt."
Stay tuned, kids.