‘Furious 7′ Trailer Released: This Looks Insane

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:48

The trailer for Furious 7 has hit the internet! Directed by horror favorite James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Dead Silence), the films follows the events that took place in the sixth AND the third films in the high-octane action series. It is the last film to feature actor Paul Walker, who died in a car accident during the filming of the movie.

James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell.

I’ll be honest and say that I used to hate these movies. However, I’ve grown to realize exactly what they offer and that is pure, unadulterated fun. Watch the trailer below!

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Biofeedback Horror ‘Nevermind’ Returns to Kickstarter

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:30

Back in February, developer Erin Reynolds revealed a clever concept for a horror game called Nevermind. The point of the game is to scare players, but Nevermind goes a step further than that by using biofeedback to monitor stress levels. When the player starts feeling anxious, the game reacts, becoming more challenging. The goal of this is to help people cope with stress by forcing them to take control so they can progress through the game. It’s a neat idea, but it didn’t quite catch on when Reynolds turned to Kickstarter to help realize it.

The game’s Kickstarter campaign wasn’t a success, raising a little over half of its ambitious $250,000 goal. This time around, Reynolds is only looking for $75,000 to fund her project. As I write this, the campaign has raised just under $43,000 with about 34 hours to go.

If Nevermind sounds like something you’d like to support, you can do so here. I also recommend you check out our interview with Reynolds.

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Co-op Coming to ‘The Forest’ in Next Update

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:06

Because I possess the same amount of patience as that of a child, I decided to ask Michael Mellor, animator and AI programmer at Endnight Games, about the progress they’ve made on adding co-op to their open-world survival horror game The Forest. They confirmed it awhile back, but until now, we had no idea when it’d arrive. According to Mellor, co-op will be implemented in the next patch, assuming “nothing goes horribly wrong in the next few days.”

Making video games is tough, and that’s especially true for indie developers with small teams and limited resources. There’s a chance co-op won’t be ready in time for the next patch, but if it does, I know what David and I are playing next on our YouTube channel.

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‘How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition’ Review: Smells Like Wet Ghoul

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:32

I tried, multiple times I might add, to get into How to Survive. My main complaint is that in co-op, both players — this is true for local and online play — must share a screen. This means you cannot at any time stray more than a screen away from your co-op partner. This may seem like a small complaint, but tethering me to another player at all times came close had enough of an impact on my enjoyment of what was otherwise a solid post-apocalyptic zombie genocide simulator.

For some reason, despite the numerous improvements, content and new features the How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition brings with it, that umbilical cord remains.

Even though my biggest gripe with the original game remained in this latest iteration, I stuck with it to see what else this new edition has to offer. For starters, weather plays a larger role this time around — hence the Storm Warning bit — and you can now even be electrocuted by random lighting strikes. You’re given a warning, but that wasn’t enough for me to get shocked twice during my playthrough.

The thing that makes this edition worth it, even if you’ve already played the original version, is it comes bundled with a generous helping of DLC. The Barricade add-on is one of my favorites, as it brings this game closer to ROAM, a game I’ve been waiting for ages to get my hands on.

The rest of the DLC adds special costumes, a new survivor — a flamethrower-wielding Nina — the volcanic El Diablo island, a more challenging difficulty level and a incredibly tough new mode where you’re tasked with surviving against waves of superpowered baddies.

In terms of content, the Storm Warning Edition is something I have trouble recommending at its full $19.99 price tag, but if that’s a bit too steep for your liking, the game is currently 80% off ($4.00) as a part of Steam’s Halloween Sale.

That’s definitely worth it, so long as you’re willing to overlook its many quirks.

This game would’ve benefitted greatly from a little added variety in the combat animations. They feel stiff, almost comical to look at. The aiming is a bit unreliable, too. There were many occasions where I couldn’t get my bow or gun to lock on an approaching ghoul, even if it was right in front of me. That’s a bit frustrating.

There’s also a matter of the visuals. I wouldn’t call How to Survive ugly, but it in no way takes advantage of either the PS4 or Xbox One. I noticed very few graphical improvements over the original, so that was clearly a missed opportunity for some much-needed improvement.

Also worth mentioning are the monsters themselves. For the most part, every one of these creatures are ones we’ve seen in multiple other games. There are the classic shambling undead, and peppered among them is the odd armored zombies, exploding fat guy, the more agile creatures that come out at night, and a handful of bosses — many of which are actually pretty fun.

The lack of originality here is a bit disappointing, but I’ve talked about that enough already.

How to Survive tries not to take itself too seriously, but in doing so, its silliness gets a bit excessive. Some of the game’s side quests can be unlocked by visiting talking monkeys — yeah, I don’t get it either — the dialogue’s leans a little too heavily on the cheese, and then there’s Kovak. As a character in the game, he’s useful.

My main gripe comes from all of those annoying “Kovak’s Rules” tutorials they’ve crammed into the game. I like monkeys enough to overlook how dumb their inclusion is, but the tutorials were annoying enough to bother me even though they can be skipped. It just felt lazy, like no one could come up with a better way to tell the player how to survive, so they shoehorned some bizarre guide rather than try and come up with something that’s a bit less intrusive.

This is first and foremost a zombie apocalypse game, but it also cleverly borrows from a few other genres. There’s some lite RPG features, including an leveling system that unlocks new abilities the further you get into the story. There’s also a solid crafting system so players can use items scavenged about the environments to make and modify weapons and armor, as well as cook food.

Some of the rarer items you’ll need for crafting can’t be found by scouring every inch of the game world. That’s where the side quests come in, as completing them can net you that critical piece you needed to finish building that anti-zombie Zorg ZF-1.

For those of you who are looking to get this on Steam, this edition comes with full controller support, Leaderboards, Steam Achievements, and Steam Trading Cards. The console versions include achivements/trophies and leaderboards, and all versions of the game support solo, local co-op and online co-op.

At least 505 Games and Eko Software have done an admirable job in supporting How to Survive since its release with a steady stream of updates and new content. Some of it, like the Heat Wave DLC, is hardly worth anyone’s time, but for the most part, the rest is worth checking out.

The How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition doesn’t go as far as I hoped it would in remedying the lingering issues that plagued the original, if you go into this with low-ish expectations, I don’t think it’ll disappoint. There’s plenty to do here, and it can be an especially good time if you have a few friends to play it with, so long as that whole screen-sharing thing doesn’t bother you as much as it did me.

The Final Word: How to Survive isn’t a solid addition to the crowded zombie genre, even though it sometimes feels like an Early Access game and isn’t quite as funny or as quirky as it tries to be.

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Play The Devil’s Vinyl with these Images and Promo for Constantine Episode 1.03

Dread Central - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:20

“Constantine” took a fall in the ratings last night (down 36% from its premiere according to EW), but considering it was Halloween, that should change by at least a few points once DVR and On Demand viewings are taken into account.

In any event, time will tell if the show is a hit or just yet another miss for NBC; and while we wait for the verdict, here are several photos from and a preview of next week’s Episode 1.03, “The Devil’s Vinyl,” in which a desperate wife must make a deal with the devil to save her husband’s life.

“Constantine” Episode 1.03 – “The Devil’s Vinyl” (11/7/14; 10-11pm)
John (Matt Ryan) and Zed (Angélica Celaya) engage in a dangerous confrontation to save a woman and her family from sinister forces. John’s efforts force him to confront the darkness in his own life – while also coming face to face with a new powerful adversary in Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw).

Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford also star.

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Grimm Enters the Boxing World via these Stills and Preview of Episode 4.03 – Last Fight

Dread Central - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 14:44

A local boxing gym comes under fire following a brutal homicide in next week’s Episode 4.03 of “Grimm,” entitled “Last Fight.” Here’s a gallery’s worth of images from the ep plus its preview.

In addition, we also have a creature profile video focusing on last night’s featured Wesen, the Gedachtnis Esser, an octopus-like creature that burrows its tentacles into the heads of its victims to steal their memories.

“Grimm” Episode 4.03 – “Last Fight” (11/7/14; 9-10pm)
After Nick (David Giuntoli) has a bizarre, unsettling vision, he and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves on a case that takes them into the world of boxing. Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) finds herself under the watchful eye of Agent Chavez (guest star Elizabeth Rodriguez) before jumping into the ring to help with Nick’s investigation.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) get some unexpected help in figuring out a way to restore Nick’s Grimm abilities. Elsewhere, Adalind (Claire Coffee) encounters a mysterious visitor in her dungeon cell. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star. Lisa Gay Hamilton guest stars.

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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Victory Records’ Top 10 Halloween Music Videos

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00

Halloween may have been last night but it landed on a Friday, which means we get to keep the celebrations going! So, to make sure your day starts off on the right note, our friends over at Victory Records have whipped up their Top 10 Halloween Music Videos, which is features the most horrifying videos from their roster! You’ll see such bands as Sister Sin, Fall City Fall, Erimha, and more.

Victory Records states:

It’s Halloween still, didn’t you know? It’s time to celebrate gore, blood, guts, and most importantly, the music videos that accompany them. We’ve teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting to bring you some of the most sinister music videos we have to offer, so press ‘Play’, turn your speakers up loud, and get ready for your neighbors to start wondering “What in the HELL is going on over there?”.

We have conjured up the most disturbing, haunting, and overall weird videos from WRETCHED, ISLANDER, FALL CITY FALL, SEEKER, SISTER SIN and more, so sit back and try to relax – Victory Records has you covered for this Halloween weekend.

Stay scary, ladies and gentlemen. Stay very scary.

Head on in to check out this list!

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Silence is Your Friend in ‘Escape Dead Island’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:00

Because the game is only a few weeks out now and we still haven’t seen much of it, Deep Silver recently posted a new video from Escape Dead Island that shows off how incredibly easy it is to stealth kill one of the game’s zombies versus how ridiculously difficult it is to take that same ghoul out with a shotgun at point blank range.

These undead creatures possess serious bullet sponge prowess, I’m guessing, unless they’re shot in the head. That’s why you always aim for the head, folks.

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Escape Dead Island releases on Nov 18 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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[13 Days of Horror] ‘The Evil Within’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:27

Sorry this episode is coming to you so late, my apartment is temporarily without Internet, so I haven’t been able to record anything new for you. You can thank Comcast for that. I’m going to try my best to get caught up as quickly as possible, starting with a playthrough of the first two chapters of Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within.

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‘Dying Light’ Drops Support for PS3, Xbox 360

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:38

In news that may be disappointing for some folks, but really isn’t that surprising, Dying Light developer Techland has announced they’re dropping support of last-gen consoles for their upcoming open-world zombie beat ‘em up. As we continue to progress into this exciting new generation of gaming consoles, the PS3 and Xbox 360 will only see less love down the road. The only thing I find surprising about this decision is that they didn’t make it sooner, especially after they made a similar move with the upcoming dark fantasy RPG, Hellraid.

Unless you don’t own a PS4, Xbox One or a decent PC or plan on getting one of those things soon, this really is good news.

This move frees them to focus all of their resources into making this ambitious open-world game the best game it can be, without holding any platform(s) back. And with some serious competition coming from the Yager-developed Dead Island 2, this game will need to be great.

Techland broke the news in a Facebook post, saying “after thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC.” because the aging consoles “couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.”

Dying Light hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 27, 2015.

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Goblin Announces New Album ‘Four Of A Kind’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:37

Italian progressive rock band Goblin have announced that pre-orders are now available for their new album Four Of A Kind through Pledge Music. There are multiple levels that one can pledge, up to $500, which will net the pledger a reservation spot to hang out with the band in a studio in Rome (travel and accommodation not included).

Four Of A Kind will be the band’s first new studio album since 2006′s Back To The Goblin. The band is noted for having composed such Italian horror films as Suspiria, Profondo Rosso, Phenomena, and more.

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‘Shadow of the Eternals’ is Back in Development

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:30

After three failed attempts to get Shadow of the Eternals made with the help of crowdfunding and the arrest of one of its developers, one of our favorite survival horror games may be getting that “spiritual successor” after all.

The news comes from a press release sent out by Quantum Entanglement Entertainment — that’s a mouthful — a “unique entertainment company” based in Toronto, Canada. The studio was co-founded by Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack, who last served as the chief creative officer at Precursor Games, the studio that was originally behind the game.

Quantum is working on the oft-requested follow-up to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, but one look at this game’s incredibly rocky past and it’s clear we should all probably take a wait and see approach with this one.

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Bold Statement: ‘Halloween 3′ Is the Best In the Series

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:13

It doesn’t have Mike Myers. It doesn’t have Sam Loomis. It wasn’t directed by John Carpenter. And Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is the best in the series. Now hold on, before you knock down my door with pitchforks and torches, hear me out! The Halloween franchise started with Carpenter, Debra Hill, and the tale of “The Shape”. When it came time to film Halloween 3, Carpenter and Hill weren’t interested unless it didn’t involve Michael Myers. For many horror fans that was like signing the movie’s death warrant before it even got released. But I fell in love with this strange little movie the first time I saw it, and now I’m going to sway you, too!

The Plot

Here’s the basic rundown: A doctor’s patient is murdered in his hospital bed, then the murderer light himself on fire. The Doctor, confused, and the patient’s daughter, heartbroken, team up to find out why this tragedy happened. As Halloween ticks ever closer, they find themselves embroiled in a plot for world domination by an Irish millionaire with a Halloween mask company. Sound weird? It is! This movie, which some may shrug off as ridiculous, actually kind of revels in its weirdness. It’s a simple story with a lot of strange plot hooks and twists… not your run of the mill.

The Direction

Season gets ragged on for being a “cheesy” horror movie, but the production quality is actually pretty high. Director Tommy Lee Wallace used a variety of filming techniques, from wide sweeping shots to claustrophobic close-ups. And each type of shot served its purpose. Halloween 3 opens (after a computer-generated pumpkin smiles at us from the opening credits) with a man running for his life from an unknown threat. The scenes are still and static, and the actor does all the movement. It sets a mood early in the film that illicits feelings of confusion and entrapment. When our heroes make it into the small town of Santa Mira, California, the tone shifts and the movie fills with suspicion, paranoia, and dread. This isn’t just another slasher cash-in, this is a weird movie that’s filmed well.


The Acting

Tom Atkins is a horror mainstay, the guy’s been bringing barrels-chested machismo to flicks since the late sixties. His most famous role, perhaps, is of the detective in Night of the Creeps, but he really shines as the hunky lead in 3. His no-nonsense, straight-faced earnestness in this movie keeps the plot from getting out of hand, and he’s got a great scream too. His love interest, the bereaving Ellie played by Stacey Nelkin, is a tough and inquisitive partner. The two make a glimmering duo in this movie. But no one in the movie keeps up with Dan O’Herlihy, who plays the ruthless villain Conal Cochran with seething delight.

The Special Effects

The gore in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, doesn’t come often, but when it does it’s grisly. When an annoying customer complains about a malfunctioning Halloween mask she gets a blast of energy right to the face. Her death scene is one of the nastiest in all the Halloween movies. It’s strange, we don’t expect it, and it’s tough to look at. Other moments, including the melting of a child’s head (in a mask, we’re not that evil), are executed with a lot of talent from Don Post Studios. The movie’s not the bloodiest horror flick out there, but when it hits it hits hard.

A Legacy Lost

Finally, I think I love this movie because of everything it could have been. The original plan for the Halloween series was for it to be serial in nature. Scary things happening in each film, with the only through-line being the date: Halloween. But because Halloween was such a success, they hurried up and put out Halloween 2 which meant more Michael Myers. Once the audience got a taste for that pasty terror, there was no going back. Now I love Michael Myers, I think he’s a great, scary, complicated villain. But holy smokes, how awesome would it have been to get a high-quality anthology of horror movies every year?

So before you skip Halloween 3 on your binge this season, remember… it’s well acted, well shot, and weird as hell! What more could a horror fan ask for? You can keep your Michael Myers, tense plotting, and minimal aesthetics. Give me melting heads, screaming men with mustaches, and evil Celtic maniacs!

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Free ‘Among the Sleep’ DLC Comes Out of Hiding Next Week

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:09

Developer Krillbite Studio has revealed some free DLC for their quirky toddler horror platformer, Among the Sleep, which released on Steam in May. Apparently, the DLC has been developed in collaboration with the folks who helped the game raise nearly a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter last year. According to the announcement trailer, it’ll release on November 5 and looks like it will be set in a snowy cabin in the woods.

In related news, Among the Sleep is 40% off on Steam until Nov 3 as a part of its massive Halloween Sale.

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‘Costume Quest 2′ Review: Sweets from a Stranger

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:47

Written by Vikki Blake, @_vixx

With all the hallmarks of a fun – if forgettable – seasonal hit, it’s tempting not to take Double Fine’s Costume Quest 2 too seriously.

But beneath the agreeable exterior beats the heart of a slick little RPG that’s as sweet and addictive as the Halloween candy we’re tasked with collecting. It’s no surprise that fans have been clamouring for a second instalment.

Costume Quest 2 plunges us back into the lives of Wren and Reynold – the fraternal twins you may recall from the original game – who once again find themselves stumbling unwittingly into yet another Halloween disaster, this time courtesy of arectypital bad guy Orel White – a pissed off dentist with a grudge against all things Halloween – who banishes the holiday.

And so our premise is set. The perky twins set off to locate the dentist and undo the past,
leaping back and fore through time via a selection of time portals whilst collecting candy from strangers and battling monsters along the way.

The gameplay plays out just as the original story. There’s a mishmash of puzzles, sidequests, turn-based battles and, naturally, trick-or-treating. With each door you knock in the hope of topping up your candy pail, there’s every chance you’ll encounter a weird and wonderful enemy instead of a friendly neighbour.

When a monster does step in and challenge you to a battle, your chosen flavour of twin transforms into whichever costume they happen to be wearing at the time. On most occasions, the costumes – and their associated superpowers – are fantastically fun, with each lending it’s own particular RPG flavour (Soldier, Medic etc.).

Unsurprisingly, this means that, initially, you’ll need to seek out bigger and better costumes. This is not as easy as it seems. Whilst some costumes come ready-to-wear, many do not, and to complete them you need to think strategically – and sometimes a little experimentally – and explore your surroundings to locate the materials and patterns necessary to create your costume.

That said, the costume selection is by no means a prerequisite, and it’s probably pretty easy to sail through the game with nothing but the costumes you and your friends arrive wearing (our Candy Corn companion aside). Once you settle into a party that works as you’d like, it’s hard to bust out of the rut and experiment with the new outfits.

Which brings us onto the battles themselves. Rarely challenging, the turn-based combat offers up the bog-standard mix of basic attack with the occasional individual special power, although these can be enhanced by collecting/purchasing Creepy Treat cards.

Time-based responses and button-prompts are your tools and whilst they’re rarely difficult, it’s easy to mis-time the odd attack and have a colleague expire as a consequence. The key, as you might expect, is to mix up the cards and your characters so that each contributor brings something different to the fighting arena.

The issue here is that the combat rarely challenges you, and you may often find your curious exploration of the story environs stuttered by interruptions of the rinse-repeat combat sequences. Animations are rehashed over and over, and progression feels consciously sluggish compared to the original. Oh, and I did I mention that you have to backtrack, endlessly, to fill up your life meters after each battle? No? Maybe that’s because I was so frickin’ tired of it, I STOPPED CARING.

That said – and somewhat amazingly – the game’s holiday-themed foundation rarely feels cheesy or forced. The environments are colourful and detailed, crammed with Halloween-based props that lend a rich, warm and comfortable glow to the various backdrops that are the perfect setting for this warm, occasionally laugh-out-loud story.

Even though you can often see the next twist or turn coming a mile off, that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment in any way thanks to a (mostly) sharp, witty script. (And at least this time you can read the text at your own leisure – the original game was not so obliging.)

The Final Word: There’s a heady mix of exploration and combat here, and whilst the latter can, on occasion, be a little tiresome, it’s not quite enough to tamper the enjoyment. In fact, very little does – Costume Quest 2 is fun and funny way to while away a few hours long after the Halloween decorations and candy pails have been boxed away for another year.

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‘The Evil Within’ Demo is Now Available on Steam

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:24

Let’s say you read my review, but you’re still unsure about The Evil Within. If that’s the case, Bethesda just made it even easier to decide whether or not Shinji Mikami’s long anticipated return to survival horror is worth your time by offering a lengthy demo of the game that can be downloaded right now, free of charge, on Steam.

The demo covers the first three chapters of The Evil Within, so it’s pretty substantial. In the event that you fall hopelessly in love with its gory charm, purchasing the full game will let you save any progress made playing the demo.

Also, for some reason, they’re offering free copies of Call of Cthulhu with each purchase.

The Evil Within is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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No Monster is Safe in This ‘Alone in the Dark’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:05

Aside from being the first sequel in about six years, Alone in the Dark: Illumination is special in that it will — for the first time ever — add cooperative multiplayer to a series that’s exclusively been about the solo experience for over two decades. As someone who’s managed to sink several hundred hours into Left 4 Dead, I’m looking forward to seeing how a similar multiplayer component will work in a series like Alone in the Dark.

At the very least, I’d like it to be good enough to help me forget about the still MIA Left 4 Dead 3.

You can pre-order Alone in the Dark: Illumination for $26.99 (10% off) right now on Steam.

Oh, and happy Halloween!

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TNT Gives a Pilot Order to Breed

Dread Central - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:26

Way back in May we got word that TNT was developing writer John Scott Shepherd’s “Breed,” and now they’ve given it a pilot order. It’ll be directed by Scott Winant (“Fargo”) and produced by Nicky Weinstock of Invention Film Co.

Per Deadline, Shepherd, Weinstock, and Winant will executive produce. If greenlit as a series, it’s likely that “Breed” will air on the network’s action/genre Sunday night.

Look for more soon!

Synopsis
This atmospheric, supernatural drama centers on a volatile race of creatures who are committing brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the reluctant FBI investigator who pairs with a female assassin to track them. “Breed” mixes suspense, excitement, and humor to create an exhilarating ride full of unexpected moments and unforgettable characters.

 

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 159: Bobby Pickett “Monster Mash”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:30

It’s Halloween, so what better way to celebrate than with some ghoulish dancing and partying? Gather your candy, adjust your masks, make sure your costume is on tight, and get ready for Bobby (Boris) Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers‘ “Monster Mash”!

Really, could there be a more perfect song for tonight? Get on down and enjoy this performance from American Bandstand!

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Blackest Rainbow Releasing ‘Blue Ruin’ Soundtrack

bloody disgusting - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:09

Blackest Rainbow records has opened up pre-orders for the soundtrack to 2013′s revenge thriller Blue Ruin. Composed by brothers Brooke and Will Blair, the core is heavily influenced by horror films of the 80′s and their synth scores and yet also has elements of sinister ambience and classical melodies.

Blackest Rainbow is releasing the soundtrack on vinyl with two color variants. The first edition will be 180-gram blue vinyl with a rust haze and will be limited to 150 copies. The second edition is also 180-gram blue vinyl but this time with rust splatters and is also limited to 150 copies.

You can pre-order the soundtrack via Bandcamp. Shipping will occur in December. Head below to stream the music, which is perfect for creating a terrifying Halloween experience.

Blue Ruin (Original Score To The Film) by Brooke Blair and Will Blair

Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin premiered at 2013 Cannes Film Festival to great critical acclaim and won the FIPRESCI Prize. It gained distribution and opened in the US to April 2014 to a great response from critics and audiences.

This revenge thriller focuses largely on the consequences of revenge, and the main act of revenge you expect will be the focus of the film happens early on and it spirals progressively into even darker and grim territory, dramatically enhanced by the score by brothers, Brooke and Will Blair. The relationship between composers and director has been long standing, having all known each other since they were kids, with Jeremy and the film’s Macon Blair, who plays lead protagonist Dwight, working on films for quite sometime. Macon, also happens to be the elder sibling to Brooke and Will. Brooke and Will composed music to most Jeremy’s previous work, and Macon also starred in some of this output.

Being so familiar with one another personally, Jeremy’s horror and 80s inspired early work, and his love of Carpenter’s music, the brothers settled a synth based score, which feels remarkably organic, and at times even almost classical. Minimal tones gliding through one another, with the tense and melancholic themes of the film, percussion seemed like it would detract from the tone of the film. However at times there is a slight percussion sound, which was created from a sample of Macon’s heartbeat, that was unexpectedly captured on set by his lavalier mic on set. Editor Julia Bloch sent them a short file, which was manipulated into a “drum”. It seemed appropriate to incorporate Dwights’ actual life force, his heartbeat into the score. The intensity of this picture is driven home through the power of this score.

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