Coming in 2015 to Steam and Xbox One will be the beautiful looking game Cuphead, which is heavily, heavily influenced by the cartoon’s of the 1930′s. Utilizing hand drawn frames that are entirely inked, the game also makes use of live, original jazz recordings.
Cuphead is a single player or co-op run and gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles.
Head on below for a trailer that has be seriously considering buying an Xbox One!
Music composed by Kristofer Maddigan
Benjamin Hognestad, Piano
Phill Albert, Bass
Kris Maddigan, Drums
Next month the Vietnamese will have something new as the new spooker Hollow (aka Đoạt Hồn) will be haunting local theatres in the land that has brought us so many yummy dishes like Tamarind beef! Sorry... mind drifting... hungry... in any event... read on for a trailer.
From director Directed by Ham Tran, Hollow (Đoạt Hồn) will be opening on July 19th.
A 6-year-old girl falls into a river and drowns. One week later, her uncle, a police captain, travels to a remote village to claim her corpse, only to find that the girl is very much alive. He brings her home, but does not tell her parents that she was found dead. Strange things begin to happen as her family discovers that she is possessed.
In October we’ll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw, which was put into wide theatrical release on October 29th, 2004. To me this is hugely significant since the film, along with Hostel four months later, helped usher in a new era of horror.
Some people call it “Torture Porn”, but Mr. Disgusting and I don’t think torture porn actually exists. It’s true that a lot of these films were markedly more brutal than their mainstream predecessors, but to call them porn implies that we’re just patiently wading through the movie to get to the money shots (the kills, in this case). That’s not the case. If anything, I’d argue that some of the sh*ttier slasher movies fill the porn model more fittingly. Films where we’re tolerating flat, poorly acted characters just waiting for the brief moments of pleasure when they’re dispatched. If we’re talking about intent, that’s porn. Saw and Hostel had plenty of interesting ideas and ambition that outstripped the lazy retreads that were littering the landscape and they were unfairly punished with that term.
In the case of Saw, it’s interesting to see how this new wave of horror was initially marketed to the public. Show them too much and they’re turned off, show them too little and you never gain their interest in the first place. I actually think the trailer does a nice job of setting up both Jigsaw’s modus operandi and the queasy concept of sawing through your own foot. It places the focus on the film’s innovative concept, the acknowledgement of which single handedly dispels the notion of “torture porn.”
AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 4 is coming home, as always, in three different editions - DVD, Blu-ray, and Collector's Edition Blu-ray featuring another round of packaging to die for. Read on for the newly announce official details and more!
From the Press Release
August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition, when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on August 26th. Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray™ release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes seen for the first time!
Another “Walking Dead” home entertainment release tradition, started with the Season 2 Blu-ray™ set, is the unique concept packaging by renowned collectibles creator McFarlane Toys. Following in the “shuffling” footsteps of Season 2’s “Walker Head” and Season 3’s “Walker Aquarium,” THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in a Blu-ray™ limited edition “Tree Walker” package. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray™ limited edition.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” enjoyed its most popular season to date, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49. Whether evading walkers, resisting a super flu outbreak, escaping the fall of their temporary prison haven and desperately searching for a sanctuary called Terminus, the on-going story of a group of survivors under the protective watch and leadership of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Dr. Herschel Greene (Scott Wilson) continues to capture viewers’ imaginations on a global scale.
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).
Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
The first official teaser trailer in promotion of Robert Englund's latest endeavor into evil, The Last Showing, is here; and it is rocking a nice malevolent feel. We dig it! Will you? Check it out and let us know!
The Philm Company is the company behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks, entirely on location in the northwest of England.
Cult horror actor Robert Englund (pictured; A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star. Phil Hawkins directs.
When a life-long projectionist (Englund) is made redundant, he looks to exact his vengeance on a generation that no longer requires his skills. He traps a couple inside his multiplex cinema and manipulates them into becoming characters in a horror film being captured by CCTV cameras.
The first season of "Penny Dreadful" is winding down next weekend, and we can't wait to see the latest incarnation of a "Grand Guignol"... "Dreadful" style!
A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. As we learned earlier this month, Showtime has already renewed the series for a second season consisting of 10 episodes.
Related Story: Visit our "Penny Dreadful" Archive!
"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.08 - "Grand Guignol (airs 6/29/14)
Season 1 ends with Vanessa (Green) and Sir Malcolm (Dalton) facing their worst nightmares.
Don't forget you can still enter DREAD20 when checking out from Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" store to receive 20% off all "Penny Dreadful" merchandise. The code is valid through December 31, 2014!
All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters; and right now we have all sorts of goodies on tap to help you prep for the must kill event of the year!
The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
This week Science Channel's Emmy-nominated series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" returns for its fifth season with a look at a potential real-life zombie apocalypse. Yes, Morgan Freeman and zombies in one program. Read on for details about the must-see show!
Titled "Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?," the series' fifth season premiere airs on Wednesday, June 25th, at 10pm ET/PT. Check out the official synopsis for the episode below along with some short preview clips.
The eight-episode fifth season of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" also covers such controversial topics as could poverty be genetic and how to crush a superpower.
It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: They’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?
Indie developer Endnight Games’ horror debut The Forest has been on my radar for some time. For the unfamiliar, it’s a deeply unsettling horror game set in a forested island on which your plane has recently made a crash landing. Unfortunately, this particular island is home to a ridiculously xenophobic tribe of indigenous mutant cannibals.
Now that I think about it, The Forest is so much more than The Descent meets Cannibal Holocaust; there’s also a bit of Silent Hill and Minecraft mixed in there too. It’s horrifying — watch me (try to) play it below.
If you’d like to brave The Forest yourself, you can grab it now on Steam for $14.99.
As you're probably aware, upcoming horror flick Deliver Us from Evil was inspired by the real-life story of retired NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie, who also worked as a demonologist. Needless to say, he's seen his fair share of horrifying shit with those accounts serving as the basis for the film.
In a short 15-minute documentary that's just come our way courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Sarchie opens up about some of those bizarre cases and even shares chilling footage of a 1992 exorcism.
Check out the documentary, which is a nice little primer for the film, below!
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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Following up last night's premiere of "True Blood" Season 7, HBO has released a super-sized preview of what's ahead before the show reaches its true death. The question beckons: Does anyone care anymore?
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Episode 7.02 - “I Found You” (air date 6/29/14)
A trio of hostages taken in the attack look to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past.
Vince (Brett Rickaby) whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place. Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.
Today brings you yet another list of music recommendations from us, the BD staff! Today we bring you several songs from our lovely video game editor Adam! He’s got a more mellow taste than myself or Brad, although I’m fully going to brag and say that I got him into Sohn. Yup, that was all me!
Below you can see several tracks that Adam’s all about! Make sure to tell him what you think in the comments!
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
One of the all-time best years for the horror genre was 1984, which saw the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Gremlins and Ghostbusters.
On the very same day that Elm Street came out, so too did the holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which has just been dated for a Blu-ray release!
As we spotted over on Blu-ray.com, Silent Night, Deadly Night will get the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray treatment on September 16th. This will mark the very first time the film has been released on Blu-ray, after a fairly troubled home video history, which has seen every DVD release of the film going out of print.
In the controversial Christmas horror flick, young Billy goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, after his parents are murdered and he's forced to stay at an orphanage where he's abused by the evil Mother Superior.
No word yet on the bonus features that will be included on the disc, nor has box art been revealed. Of course, we'll keep you posted as we learn more about this long-awaited Blu-ray release.
In the meantime, drop us a comment below and tell us your favorite scene from the film. Personally, I can't wait to see Linnea Quigley hung up on those deer antlers, in high-def!
On tap for you today is another look at the upcoming UK horror flick White Settlers, which premiered at Cannes and stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh. No word yet on a release date, but this gallery of tasty images should tide you over until we learn more. Dig in!
White Settlers, directed by the Grimmfest film festival's head honcho Simeon Halligan, is a tense, nightmarish tale of a couple who escape from the fast-paced life of London to live in a remote cottage in Scotland. But, as they soon find out, they are far from welcome.
Written by Ian Fenton, the film also stars Lee Williams ("The Tudors") and Joanne Mitchell (Before Dawn).
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is; come sunset they fall in love all over again as they wander in the beautiful Scottish landscape. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate, and quickly the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong here. And they’re certainly not welcome…
While we wait for a release date, head over to the official White Settlers website to learn more about the film!
Great horror has an element of the supernatural that cannot be avoided. With it comes a long history of those who have fought and lost against the force causing terror. It’s part and parcel of telling a horrifying story, it makes the threat larger than the current situation, and much more threatening. The “beast” is eternal, it has won before and it will win again. That’s just terrifying to think about. With the “The Strain” it’s vampires, we’ve seen them a thousand times before, and we know their history, or at least we think we do. Since the comic takes the element of the supernatural and combines it with another core element of terror.
It combines history with a modern paranoia, something society is already deathly afraid of, and cannot come to terms with. Something that already governs how people act, and puts their behavior in chains. This something is the the disease or viral pandemic. Every year without fail some new viral outbreak grips the nation into obsessively sterilizing their hands, boiling water, and thoroughly cooking fish.
It’s an invisible threat that cannot be easily defeated. It prays on the young, the old, and the weak without fail by turning the host’s body against itself. Of course, the fear is that the virus will target the fully developed human form. So what if an eternal virus was powerful enough to target the youthful and vibrant members of society?
Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan pondered this question in their phenomenal trilogy of novels, and David Lapham and Mike Huddleston championed it for comics. Together these men created a comic that perfectly blends the supernatural with modern paranoia. “The Strain” can’t possibly be escaped or avoided. It’s brilliant and ancient.
David Lapham takes the pure cream of the story and adapts it into eleven pulse pounding issues. Mike Huddleston makes dynamic and volatile creatures whose lashing tongues cut the page like an ex-acto knife. The comic thrives in darkness, and creates a deeply troubling read that systematically dashes hope away from the reader. The modern security blanket of science does little to comfort us in the world of “The Strain.” And the creeping sense of dread typically found in horror comics is replaced with ticking clock for humanity. This isn’t about survival, it’s about hope, or rather the loss of hope.
And hope is a funny thing in horror.
The incredible Steven King says it best in Different Seasons: “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” Hope isn’t a great tool, it’s actually quite damning, and as Lapham and Huddleston dash it from the pages, the narrative gains some steam that other horror comics fail to take notice of. The darkness of “The Strain” is grounded with real world science. It’s not like other fantastical horror comics. Every moment on the page has one foot in reality so when all is lost, and hope cannot possibly exist, the characters react accordingly.
Luckily with Dr. Epharim Goodweather at the center of the story things feel a little more under control. The mass hysteria of what’s happening is still beyond measure but Eph tries his best to poke and prod at the legend of the vampire with science rather than cut it down. He represents the failed hope of humanity, and the source of modern paranoia.
While Abraham Setrakian represents the untrustworthy and legendary supernatural element of the terror in the story. He does everything he can to spread his message of dread, and sows the seeds of doubt. There is no hope for Abraham, but he pushes forward all the same. Aiming to rally together a force for good before its too late. He’s from the old world, he knows horrors outside the realm of science, and he must spread the word of fear.
This is the fear that humanity’s own bodies will now turn against them thanks to a microscopic terror. Science allows us to understand it, but not to defeat it. “The Strain” cuts this fear into something more dangerous than “The Walking Dead.” It’s inescapable, unpredictable, and ancient. The force behind it is far from the reaches of our own understanding.
Viral fear grips people on a daily basis. We’re constantly governed by it as a species and science is the church we pray to. But with “The Strain” science betrays us. It can’t make sense of vampires. People go insane, and the weakened spirit allows disease to spread with ease.
The instants of pure terror come from the idea of The Strain rather than the vampires themselves. There is nothing more chilling that watching a group of CDC scientists try to make sense of how an entire load of passengers on a flight have suddenly died. Huddleston keeps to the shadows to isolate you, and Lapham’s script makes you feel in danger at all times. Even as we build to the vampires, there are scenes where scientists try to explain something that defies explanation. The more they poke the less they know. Empty bodies in the morgue are filled with more than riddles, they are filled with a sense of uncanny dread that arrives with the empty plane and doesn’t let up until the final page.
Those moments hold more in them than the real root of the evil in the story. Yet, “The Strain” taps into man’s fantastical obsession with it’s own demise in a visceral and modern way. There is always this haunting sensation that something as small as a cell could undo humanity, but when that cell morphs us into ancient horrors the fear becomes much more real and terrifying.
We should have the tools to defeat it. Viral means science but it can only explain the epidemic. Supernatural forces cannot be cured, they defy logic in a world where such has become unacceptable. We can only watch and dissect our own demise, but we’re hopeless to stop it.
Hope is a pesky thing in horror. Any time it’s introduced I can’t help but roll my eyes. Yet, Lapham and Hiddleston make an interesting choice in “The Strain.” They don’t deal with hope, their story is about the demise of hope. There isn’t a single page in this dark comic that doesn’t get under your skin thanks to Huddleston. He makes the world dark and uninviting, and even in the lighter scenes there is a sense of dread with the characters thanks to Lapham’s script. The one thing that often gives us understanding and hope is used to take it all away. Science isn’t comfort, it’s confirmation of our own helplessness.
Just read the comic to see how hope is systematically dashed away. Society crumbles and chaos erupts in the streets. Our modern church is disbanded and without the comfort of our strongest tool we’re left to making the most of our own dwindling mortality. It’s tough shit, but an haunting and incredible read.THE STRAIN VOLUME 1 HC
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Collects issues #1-#11.
The hardcover hits July 9th. Don’t be foolish and miss it.
Check it out now before FX’s television adaptation hits the screen. This version allows you to have an incredible visual realization of the entire story and will simply put your anticipation at fever pitch for July 13th.
Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters July 18th and it looks to be a bigger and better take on the concept than last year’s film. This new trailer is fairly similar to the last one, but plays up the rich vs. poor angle a bit more by expanding on the auction we glimpsed earlier. There’s definitely some social satire here, which I can get behind.
Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield also star.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
When it comes to humor I have no range, which means that toilet humor still makes me giggle like an 8-year-old.
It came to my attention that the A href=”” target=”blank”>DistractotronChannel YouTube channel edited together a hilarious compilation of footage featuring the great Arnold Schwarzenegger. What they’ve cooked up – presumably after a night at Taco Bell – is the disgusting “Fartzenegger”. Watch as Arnie lets it loose in scenes from all of his big summer blockbusters.
The summer heat is on, in his pants.
“Undertow” is easily one of the best new series launched from Image this year. It’s a tale of class division, of escaping your past, and never really being able to leave your home. Yet, more than all of that it’s a deeply engaging exploration into unknown worlds, accompanied by incredibly captivated art by Artyom Trakhanov. Every issue is relentlessly paced and threatens to have readers tear the book in half over the mounting tension. Issue #5 is about to hit the stands this Wednesday, and we hear at Bloody-Disgusting have an exclusive look at “Undertow” #6. If you dig this teaser art make sure to run out to your local comic shop and preorder the final issue now. Comics live and die by their numbers, and “Undertow” must rise above the rest if we want to see this incredibly talented team continue to work.
Here’s what series writer, Steve Orlando had to say about these pages:UNDERTOW is excited to welcome Yaroslav Astapeev to close out our initial miniseries with an exciting visit to the Atlantis, from the backstreets to the ballrooms. Yaroslav brought a unique, moody style to the undersea metropolis, first seen in his pin-up in Issue 5, and now with Issue 6 he imagines the Atlantean infrastructure in a new, haunting way. Artyom and I could not be happier to have Yaroslav help us create a new vision for our first extended look at downtown Azu City, the heart of Atlantean culture. UNDERTOW has always been about showing people something fresh, aggressive and new, and with this stinger scene, Yaroslav has done something truly wonderful. In UNDERTOW Issue 6, it’s time to find out how the other half lives.
With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey…
On August 12th Anchor Bay Entertainment dares you to join…The Midnight Game. An official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival and SF Indie fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival, The Midnight Game promises a new whole spin on the games people play.
Take a peak inside the game with our exclusive trailer premiere below!
“In this eerie chiller inspired by true events, Olstead stars as a partying teen whose friends decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual found online called ‘The Midnight Game’: Candles are lit. A drop of blood is spilled. Your worst fear is confessed and an entity is summoned. But if the rules are not followed exactly, punishment is promised. Tonight, the game is not being taken seriously. A demonic horror has been unleashed, and now, even daylight cannot stop the nightmares that may destroy them all. Are you ready for the arrival of “The Midnight Man?””
With a cast including Guy Wilson (“Breaking Bad”), Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), Shelby Young (“American Horror Story”), Valentina de Angelis (Bereavement) and Spencer Daniels (Star Trek), the rules are simple because there’s only one: survive!
Science Channel’s Emmy-nominated hit series “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” is back for a mind-bending fifth season.
The series that has broken ratings records for the network delivers eight all-new episodes that will provoke and inspire viewers to think beyond the boundaries of what they know. Covering such controversial topics as could poverty be genetic, how to crush a superpower and exploring the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, this season guarantees to break down the walls of conventional television to investigate the puzzles that captivate us all.
The world premiere takes on the horror genre with ‘Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?’ (airing Wednesday, June 25 at 10PM ET/PT).
“It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: they’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?“