I make no bones about it… The Incredible Melting Man is one of my favorite movies! I could watch it every day, anytime, anywhere. Yeah, I know it’s pretty terrible, but that doesn’t matter in the slightest bit for my money! If you’re like me, you’re gonna love this!
New for Christmas 1977, it’s the Incredible Melting Mandle. He’s cast in wax and hand-painted by skilled U.S. labor. Something to treasure for many years, to be sure, but how long can you resist the wick that beckons from atop his cranium?
When you inevitably set him aflame, he will decompose over the course of three glorious, unforgettable hours. Afterwards you get a solidified pool of viscera for your keepsake box.
Contains acrylic paint: burn in a ventilated area. Allow clearance in case of tippage. Don’t burn it unsupervised. Don’t let your kids even look at it, cause they get ideas.
This baby comes packaged in a polyethylene bag with shiny card stock header, as pictured. Stands about 5″ tall (not including the wick).
You can order one right here on Stexe’s Etsy shop! Also check out his other stuff, which includes products inspired by classics like Basket Case and Return of the Living Dead! Seriously! You need this stuff like YESTERDAY!
It’s been a while since I brought you a band that I thought was really interesting and spurred my interest. But I was just introduced to Cleveland, OH’s Ohio Sky and after hearing just one song I’m already hooked.
The band states:
We recorded this record live in a hunting lodge over a week in the summer of 2015. It really captures the refined performance of our band. It’s like a high-fidelity journey through psychedelic and visual melody. Like the soundtrack to summer hailstorms and winter campfires.
Below is a stream of the band’s new song “Slow Down Stay Alive”, which comes from their upcoming album The Big Distraction (out January 24th via Cellar Door Records). This is music for fans of bands such as Dredg, Deftness, Coheed And Cambria, and similar. You can also stream the album’s title track via the band’s official website.
There’s a mysterious air about “Slow Down Stay Alive”, something ethereal and ambiently beautiful. The song adds layer after layer, texturing their sound to build to a “wall of distortion” sound that doesn’t grate on the ears. Instead, the distortion is itself a texture, a layer of intensity that almost acts like a blanket, comforting in its intensity.
Yeah, it’s pretty awesome.
Universal Pictures’ techno-thriller Unfriended, told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, will now open on April 17, 2015.
Check out the first trailer and posters for the film we reviewed out of the Fantasia Film Festival last summer.
“While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead.“
Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, and Heather Sossaman star.
The film was developed and conceived by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Levan Gabriadze from a script by Nelson Greaves.
Accidents happen all the time. Sometimes, those accidents can lead to death. It is very tragic when a death occurs on set because it is sometimes a person who millions of people feel like they already know. There have been scores of actors, stuntmen and other various members of film crews who have died while filming. What follows below is a list of 10 of the most well-known tragedies that have befallen film sets over the past few decades.
On tap right now we have an exclusive clip from the home video release of Annabelle that offers a really good look at the film’s demonic presence played by Joe Bishara.
Annabelle Release Details:
Discover the secret of what she wants when Annabelle arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on January 20, 2015, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Reuniting the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller The Conjuring, Annabelle is the terrifying story of where it all began as Annabelle comes to life.
Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) as the Forms; Oscar® nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, 12 Years a Slave) as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore; Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill”) and Brian Howe (Devil’s Knot) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Detective Clarkin.
Annabelle was directed by John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on The Conjuring. James Wan, director of The Conjuring, produced Annabelle along with Peter Safran. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, and Hans Ritter served as executive producers for the film, which came from the script written by Gary Dauberman.
Annabelle will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Annabelle via purchase from digital retailers.
She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.
New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.
On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
Blu-ray Combo Pack
• The Curse of Annabelle
• Bloody Tears of Possession
• Dolls of the Demon
• A Demonic Process
• Deleted Scenes
Standard Definition DVD
• The Curse of Annabelle
Good news for any Revelations purists who might be out there who might be wondering if the Resident Evil spin-off series will ever return to mobile, it will, but it might not be the platform you’d expect. It seems the 3DS is getting snubbed once again, this time in favor of the Vita.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will come to Sony’s handheld, it just won’t happen until all four episodes are available everywhere else. Since Capcom aims to have them all out by March 10, the Vita release will likely follow soon after.
No announcement has been made yet regarding the price or how the episodes will be delivered.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 debuts on Feb 17. Head here for the full release schedule.
The owners of the Seattle-based game developer Zombie Studios have announced their decision to close shop. Over the course of the studio’s two decade-long run, they contributed to over 30 titles across all major consoles. Among them you’ll find a handful of horror games, including the two Saw games and Daylight, which released earlier this year to middling reviews (see ours below).
Zombie isn’t closing because their game flopped, so it’s not necessarily sad news, but it’s still disappointing to see such a big supporter and contributor to the horror genre leave us.
I might play through the first Saw game this weekend in their honor. How about you?
If Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, or The X-Files taught me anything, it’s that there’s all sorts of weird shit throughout the USA. From weird fish people to werewolves, shapeshifters to firestarters, there are all sorts of strange and wondrous creatures scattered throughout this country.
That’s why this map from Hog Island Press is so cool! It takes the lower 48 states (sorry Alaska and Hawaii) and shows the creature that is most famous in each state, including the Jersey Devil, Bigfoot, Mothman, Chupacabra, Shunka Warakin, Caddy, and many more!
Loren Coleman, who is a cryptozoologist and author on the topic, states:
The cryptid-filled, cartographically accurate Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States should be on the walls of every museum, library, and researcher’s office interested in the science of as-yet-to-be-discovered animals. Hog Island Press has produced an informative, affordable, high quality collectible, which also serves as an educational tool useful for your next road trip, a future research trek, or everyday bibliographic study. There is not a fake on the map. I love the heavy paper stock. Discover and obtain yours today!
Check out the full map below and order your very own through Hog Island Press.
Hardcore electronic group The Prodigy are back! The English group have announced that they will be releasing The Day Is My Enemy, their first new album since 2009′s Invaders Must Die, on March 30th via Three Sixty Records/Warner Bros.
Keyboardist/programmer Liam Howlett states:
I can’t tell you why this record came out so angry, I think it’s just inbuilt in me. It’s more about what I like music to do. I’ve always seen music I like as a form of attack. That’s what I use music for, it’s an attack. I didn’t plan this album to sound violent, it’s just the sound that came out of the studio, a kind of build up over the last 4 years. ‘Anger is an energy’, that’s a lyric which always resonated with me. The tension is buried deep in the music right from the first drop. It’s all about the sound having that sense of danger. That’s what The Prodigy sound is about.
In anticipation of this release, the group has released an official music video for their first single “Nasty”, which you can watch below. The highly-stylized video shows a fox wandering the streets of a nameless city while hunters ride on horseback to try and kill the animals. But who is actually the hunter and who is the hunted?
1. The Day is My Enemy
3. Rebel Radio
4. Ibiza feat. Sleaford Mods
6. Wild Frontier
8. Beyond the Deathray
9. Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion
11. Get Your Fight On
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall Of Death
*15. Rise Of The Eagles (iTunes Bonus Track)
Techland has announced Dying Light: Nightmare Row, a novel that will serve as a prequel to their upcoming open-world zombie survival game, Dying Light. The novel will follow Mel Wyatt, an 18 year-old who gets trapped in the city of Harran when an outbreak starts turning people into monsters. With a quarantine isolating the city from the outside world, Wyatt must do what he can so he and his younger brother Paul can survive.
Nightmare Row is written by author Raymond Benson, who wrote the James Bond novels from 1997 to 2003. He’s also written novel tie-ins for the Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid series.
“I’d always wanted to try my hand at a zombie-genre tale and this gave me the perfect opportunity. The folks at Techland created a rich and intriguingly bleak setting for the game, so that gave me a wonderful and creepy world in which to play around,” says Benson.
No word on a price or release date yet.
Dying Light hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 27.
There are few things we’re looking forward to more in 2015 than John Carpenter’s Lost Themes, his first solo album that will feature 15 brand new tracks that are sure to get your ears all kinds of turned on. And we’ve got a sneak peek for ya today, so read on!
John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre’s most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he’s both directed and scored. The themes can instantly flood his fans’ musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. The all-new music on Lost Themes asks Carpenter’s acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.
Related Story: John Carpenter Talks the Sounds of a Terrifying Film
“Lost Themes was all about having fun,” said Carpenter. “It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I’m used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they’re supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It’s just fun.”
The album is due out February 3rd from Sacred Bones Records, but you don’t have to wait to start listening. Check out the new track ‘Night’ below!
Lost Themes Track Listing:
10. Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley remix)
11. Wraith (ohGr remix)
12. Vortex (Silent Servant Remix)
13. Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)
14. Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
15. Fallen (Bill Kouligas Remix)
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Sega’s rolling out the third DLC pack for the survival horror game Alien: Isolation today, and it sounds like it could be the best of the bunch so far. It’s called Safe Haven, and it introduces a new playable character, Hughes, Sevastopol’s Station’s Communications Manager, who’s forced to complete a series of ten challenges before he can escape the station.
The new Salvage Mode offers a real incentive to return to the Sevastopol, especially if you found the Survivor Mode a little too easy.
The DLC is set on a significantly larger challenge map and will introduce new craftable items and a new enemy type to use them on. You’ll want to be careful though, because you only have one life. One mistake and it’s game over man, game over.
Safe Haven is one of the five add-on packs that come with the game’s season pass, which has been discounted across all platforms by up to 25%.
Alien: Isolation is currently duking it out with the other horror games of 2014 in our sixth annual FEAR Awards. If you haven’t voted in them yet, you can do so here.
Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Last of Us doesn’t need a sequel, but neither did BioShock until Infinite came along. The developer hasn’t hid the fact that they’re seriously considering the idea of turning it into a series, it may just be a matter of when it happens.
If there’s one truth you can rely on, it’s that The Last of Us 2 won’t be happening anytime soon.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann discussed the possibility of a return to that fungal apocalypse, saying it won’t happen until they’re finished with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
As to whether or not The Last of Us is better as a one-off experience, “We totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well,” says Druckmann. “We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.“
So for now, they’re focusing on closing the book on Nathan Drake’s story later this year. That’s not that long of a wait. What would you like to see next from this developer? The Last of Us 2, or something new?
Last week, both Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien vs. Predator (2010) were suddenly removed from Steam, with nary an announcement made regarding why the games were delisted or if/when they might return. We still don’t have an answer to that first question, but it really doesn’t matter now because they’re back. Woohoo?
Hot on the heels of giving “The Originals” an early renewal for a third season, The CW has released the first clip from next week’s Episode 2.10, “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire.” See if Klaus and Kol can make an alliance when the series returns on the 19th!
“The Originals” Episode 2.10 – “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire” (airs 1/19/15)
WHEN TWO SIDES COLLIDE — With Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) on the loose and hellbent on revenge, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) brings Cami (Leah Pipes) to the safe house as he and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) return to the compound. Hayley and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) devise a plan to bring the vampires and werewolves together to consider a truce, but tensions grow when Vincent places a spell on the compound, trapping the two sides together.
Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) grows concerned when Rebekah fails to show up at the safe house, prompting Klaus to confront Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) for answers. Lastly, after accepting her mother’s offer to jump into a new body, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) turns to former Harvest girl Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) for help when she finds herself trapped inside an insane asylum.
Danielle Campbell and Charles Michael Davis also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
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Rejoice, “Penny Dreadful” fans! A new trailer has arrived for the show’s upcoming second season, and we have every bloody pixel right here for you! Elizabeth Bathory would be proud!
Look for “Penny Dreadful” beginning Sunday, April 26th, at 10PM ET/PT.
An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, “Penny Dreadful” completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein, and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green.
In the upcoming season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear), and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.
Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
Tomorrow Mondo will be selling a pretty incredible vinyl in the form of Howard Shore‘s scores for David Cronenberg’s The Brood and Scanners! This will be the first time that either of these soundtracks will be available on vinyl and it’s being done in a rather interesting way.
See, there will only be one record with each soundtrack taking up on side, Scanners on Side A and The Brood on Side B. The album will be released on 180-gram vinyl with two color options: a Scanners-themed Cream with Brown & Red Splatter (representing the infamous head explosion) and a Brood-themed Gray with Green Splatter (representing Nola’s external womb).
Cronenberg put no restrictions on me at all. He talked to me as if I were part of the acting ensemble. It was a very pure way of writing music, and he would make only very minor tweaks once I recorded it. You were allowed to achieve whatever you wanted to achieve given the subject matter. It was a ‘60s kind of thing, that kind of equality of working conditions where everything was equal. What he’s interested in is what you think, what emphasis are you going to bring to the work. It’s very intuitive with me and the work. He sends me the film, I spot the film and send him the notes.
The album will go on sale at a random time tomorrow. Head below for the covers and track list.
SCANNERS (Side A)
1. Main Title (1:37)
2. Vale Captured (4:09)
3. Ephemerol (1:21)
4. The Ripe Program (2:52)
5. The Injection (2:50)
6. Dirge for the Assassins (2:38)
7. Vale’s Lonely Walk (1:03)
8. The Dart (1:34)
9. Scanner Duel (5:48)
THE BROOD (Side B)
1. The Shape of Rage: A Suite for 21 Strings (12:17)
When I started the FEAR Awards back in 2009, I didn’t even bother announcing the nominees, and the winners of each category were chosen by me. I should’ve just called them God-King Adam’s Personal Preference Awards. Thankfully, it didn’t take me long to realize how lame that was, so in its second year I started staggering the categories to give each batch of nominees more time in the spotlight, and left the picking and choosing of each winner to you.
This has worked so far, but it isn’t perfect. The problem is you have lives, and sometimes life stuff can keep you from embracing Democracy’s pillowy bosom. To keep that from happening to you, vote below before I announce the winners on Friday, January 16.
Showtime is giving viewers a bloody tease from the highly anticipated second season of the network’s drama series, “Penny Dreadful”, beginning Sunday, April 26th at 10PM ET/PT.
This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.
Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.
Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.
Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
There’s been a lot of Beetlejuice talk as of late, but one whting we do know is that Seth Grahame-Smith has completed the screenplay. Michael Keaton wants to return as Betelgeuse, the “ghost with the most”, while Tim Burton would direct. However, the verdict is still out on Winona Ryder.
In an interview with THR, which also reveals he’s penning the new Gremlins reboot, he explains that the new Beetlejuice will be a modern day sequel, with less being more.
“Grhame-Smith says he is rejecting the idea of rebooting the movie with a new star in favor of bringing Michael Keaton back in a sequel set in the present day. He also took Keaton’s “less is more” advice with the character, noting that in the original Beetlejuice doesn’t appear until almost the midpoint.”
Between those projects, he hopes to start filming his directorial debut in 2015, an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. He and Katzenberg also are developing TV shows — the most promising probably is King’s The Things They Left Behind with Greg Berlanti for CBS — and other movies, including Scorpio Races and a teen comedy about three virgins who get a Russian mail-order bride. Producer Dan Lin is also working with Grahame-Smith on adapting King’s It.