[TV] “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – ‘Who You Really Are’ Review

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:01

Reviewed By Eric Switzer. This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lady Sif returns on another man hunt, this time for a Kree warrior on an unknown to erase some minds, including Sif’s, with a magic truncheon.  ‘Who You Really Are” first seems like a one off episode but it actually deepens the inhuman mythology in a big way and impresses with just the right amount of twisty-turny plotting.  You don’t have to say “Lady Sif episode” twice to get my attention, but I was pretty pleased with this episode as a whole.

One thing I’ve always really appreciated about “Shield” is that it doesn’t drag out the inevitable.  The status quo generally shifts just before you get fed up with waiting for Coulson to find out about X or the bad guy to do Y, so I’m grateful that Skye’s transformation is out in the open now.  If only the same could be said about Mac and Bobbi.  I detest their B plot in this and every episode, carefully circling around a big reveal, dropping hints in the worst “Lost”-esque fashion.  I’m over it.  I was over it from the start.  Their reveal

better be catastrophic or bring in a major character. Even if that is the case, I think the way they’ve dragged things out was poorly executed.  If this is something that’s meant to be timed with “Avengers 2″ I’m going to be frustrated.

The Inhumans mythos is deep and complex and opens so many doors for the MCU.  I’m glad they are using the series as a way to introduce these big ideas before the film.  This episode took a familiar “violent meta on the run” formula and subverted expectations to tie it back into the season arc in a unique way.  This was a big episode and things developed here that are going to impact the future of the MCU, that’s what I love about this connected film universe.

Positives:

-Lady Sif duh

-We have Kree contact!

-May: “Skye, do you wanna talk to us?”

-Didn’t have to wait for Skye’s secret to come out

Negatives:

-Still waiting for Mac and Bobbi’s though…

-That truncheon looked ridiculous

What did you think of Who You Really Are? Are you happy to see Lady Sif make another appearance? What character from the MCU do you want to see next?

Eric Switzer  is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

Categories: Horror News

New Look At “The Walking Dead” Companion Series; Possibly Titled “Fear The Walking Dead”?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 18:26

On the heels of news that AMC has picked up two seasons of “The Walking Dead” companion series, Bloody Disgusting landed a brand new look at the pilot presentation that was tagged as “Fear The Walking Dead”.

The above image, sent to us by an outsourced PR firm, was tagged with the alleged new title. It has yet to be confirmed by AMC, and a representative tells us that the series title is still to be determined (TBD). We will keep you posted when it’s officially announced.

The new image depicts stars Kim Dickens as Miranda and Cliff Curtis as Sean in the pilot presentation

Just yesterday AMC ordered two seasons of a spin-off series to be executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.

AMC president Charles Collier has stated that the series will explore “what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’”

“Fear The Walking Dead” will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

The series will star Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin/AMC

Categories: Horror News

Rob Zombie’s ’31′ Begins Filming With…Malcolm McDowell

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 18:18

Bloody Disgusting learned that filming is now underway on Rob Zombie’s fan-backed 31, his Halloween slasher that’s heading to Murder World.

Joining the previously announced cast is Zombie regular, Malcolm McDowell, who plays Dr. Loomis in Zombie’s Halloween films.

McDowell plays ‘Father Murder’, the owner of Murder World for which the film is based.

Judy Geeson plays ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside McDowell. She joins David Ury, who will be playing Schizo-Head, one half of murderous team of brothers living inside Murder World. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was recently cast as Panda Thomas, with Elizabeth Daily (E.G. Daily) playing ‘Sex-head’, and Torsten Voges as the insane partner of Death-Head.

Daniel Roebuck plays Paster Victor, an unfortunate participant in last year’s game of 31.

“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.

Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”

Categories: Horror News

[Review] ‘The Dooms Chapel Horror’ Brings Giant Monsters and Cults Together

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:55

As a reviewer for this fine establishment, I get a lot of movies coming my way and of them the indie’s are generally my favorites. They come with the most heart, the least amount of money, and thus they fall into my heart. Kyle inadvertently became the eye of blame when his idolized older brother is killed in a farming accident. Now, 10 years later he returns to his hometown to confront his parents and townsfolk that wrongly blamed him for his brother’s death. Kyle soon realizes a mistake he made after the accident could cost him and his friends their lives.

A cult, a monster, and angry townspeople are the glue that holds this awesome indie effort together. Dooms Chapel Horror is filmed in documentary style, as Kyle has come home with his girlfriend and cameraman to confront his past. So yes, that means it’s a found footage flick which is probably my only real gripe with it.

Bill Oberst Jr. almost steals the show as the cult leader, Jordan. His scrawny appearance mixed with an excitable personality make for a very unsettling performance. On the other side of the spectrum is Austin Madding as our main character, Kyle Cole. While the performance wasn’t finely tuned it was nice to see a newcomer give it his all. Madding is an all-American boy who could easily be your very own little brother and it’s his relatability and likeability that makes him stand out in this role. Throughout Dooms Chapel I felt for Kyle, I wanted him to get an apology from the town. Before I move on from performances I can’t forget cult member Samuel, played by Joshua Mark Robinson, who easily plays one of the scariest hillbilly psychopaths I’ve seen in recent horror efforts.

While the cult may seem the big bad for this Kickstarter passion project but what it really comes down to is a creature feature. Director John Holt and writer Jason Turner sought out to bring a monster worthy of practical monsters past and that’s what they did. The creature is great and never fear, buckets of blood come with it!

If I had to compare The Dooms Chapel Horror to another horror flick it would be Pumpkinhead. The entire time I was watching it I felt grimy and in desperate need of a shower. Dooms Chapel isn’t available yet but keep an eye out for this first-time duo’s exceptional small town horror.

As an added bonus, the original artwork (featured above) gives this throwback flick an 80s VHS feel.

Categories: Horror News

Prepare For The Biggest Marvel Event Ever With The SECRET WARS PRELUDE TPB!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:25

I know Secret Wars looks daunting. Hell, you have to read about 2.5 years of two different interweaving Avengers titles for it all to make sense, and Marvel has taken notice. They’ve compiled a truly strange collection of comics to help you get ready.

Universes are colliding. The Marvel Universe as you know it is about to be destroyed. SECRET WARS #1 is just around the corner. But the path to 2015’s event to end all events can be found in the SECRET WARS PRELUDE TPB! Hitting stores the same day as SECRET WARS #1, this epic collection is the perfect chance to get caught up in time!

An event 30 years in the making, relive important stories and signposts on the road to SECRET WARS #1! What does the senses-shattering conclusion to the original 1984 Secret Wars have to do with the Secret Wars of today? What secrets lie in the Illuminati’s discovery of the Incursions? What threats lie in a universe created by Doctor Doom? The Ultimates face a foe more powerful than the gods – and Reed Richards is its leader! But why? And what does Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man have to do with it all? It’s all been leading to this!

“These primer TPBs have become hugely successful over the years for both retailers and readers,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “A single volume of stories, these collections are the perfect way to catch up, see the building blocks of the event, and be ready to jump head first directly into the first issue! Carefully handpicked tales from Marvel’s SVP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, this volume is chock full of the titanic tales you need to read, or reread, before the release of Secret Wars #1!”

Collecting New Avengers (2013) #1-3, Secret Wars (1984) #10-12, Fantastic Four #611, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1 and Ultimate Comics Ultimates #4, relive again or for the very first time these important stories leading up to SECRET WARS #1!

War is coming. Are you ready for it? Now you can be with the epic SECRET WARS PRELUDE TPB!

Pre-Order SECRET WARS PRELUDE on Amazon

SECRET WARS PRELUDE TPB (FEB150858)
ISBN: 0785193995
Pre-Order on Amazon

240 Pages

FOC – 03/16/15, On-Sale 05/06/15

Categories: Horror News

[TV] “Powers” – ‘Pilot’ Review

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:21

Reviewed By Eric Switzer. The world of “Powers”, however bleak, is an inviting one.  In this world, a certain untold yet substantial percentage of the population is born with super human abilities, some use them for good, and others for personal gain.  Like “Watchmen”, the story begins years after the heyday of traditional capes and cowls.  Heroes still exist, but the “Avengers”-like super team that seemingly started it all has aged, disbanded, and in the case of our protagonist Walker, lost his powers.

This is all explained, by the way, in one of the longest and clunkiest expositional diatribes I’ve ever seen, delivered by Mario Lopez in a clip from an episode of “Extra”.  Using an actual pop culture news show as a world building mechanic is not unwelcome, but this was almost impossible to follow its so dense, and A.C. Slater comes across as bored and irritated that he has to compromise the legitimacy of “Extra” by talking about something imaginary as if its real.

I’ll warn you that this first episode gets off to somewhat of a rough start.  We begin in the Powers Division police station as Walker and his partner hull in a super strength bad guy.  Everyone is talking about someone or something Powers related, I don’t know what, its very confusing.  Then we get some gory action that ends with his partner’s head smashed open, which I very much appreciated, followed by Mario Lopez explaining too much too quickly.  Now we are in Walker’s apartment, Eddie Izzard is whispering vague things in his ear.  We don’t know who he is or what he is talking about.  Walker runs to the window to watch some powers shoot lighting and laser beams at each other, he wants to join the fight, but he can’t.  Title card.

So up to this point I was pretty worried that “Powers” was either only going to appeal to fans of the book, or suffered from such severe pacing and story issues that it was going to be a hot mess.  Luckily, things smoothed out from there.  Walker meets his new partner, the plucky yet hard edged Deena Pilgrim, who serves as the audience surrogate with her constant prying questions, and before he has time to grieve has to investigate another murder: one of his former crime fighting partners has been killed by an ability-enhancing drug called Sway.  This leads Walker down memory lane where we will encounter old friends and foes and hopefully recover his powers, because not having powers sucks.

The villain behind sway is another former friend of Walker, the assumed dead teleporter Johnny Royalle.  His agenda is not entirely clear though.  It seems that he wants to kill his old super friends, but then punishes one of his underlyings with an epic beheading for doing exactly that.  Despite my confusion Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle delivers the most dynamic performance in the episode and tends to really overshadow the other performers.

“Powers” walks a fine line when it comes to whether it wants to be taken seriously or enjoyed for camp value.  At times one might argue that the harsh language and extreme violence are compensating for or covering up the campy performances and dialogue.  “Powers” certainly is its own flavor of show.

Positives:
- Killer Performances from Noah Taylor and Eddie Izzard

- A few really intense, emotional moments

- Its a show about super heroes that say fuck and cut heads off

Negatives:

- Expositional nightmare

- actual displays of super powers are few and far between (noticeably meager budget)

- Walker’s character conflict is understandable but not relatable and drives too much of plot

- Campy, but not in a self aware way

Eric Switzer  is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

The first episode of “Powers” is supposed to be available on Youtube right now, but the episode is seemingly down for the moment. As soon as its back up, expect a link on the site. For now, here’s the trailer for the season.

Categories: Horror News

Enter the Marvel Universe For $1 This April With TRUE BELIEVERS!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:15

What can you get for a dollar? How about the Marvel Universe? Today, Marvel is proud to reveal the covers for the upcoming TRUE BELIEVERS – a new line of comics debuting exclusively in comic shops this April. Printing the first chapter of popular series for the suggested retail price of $1 – TRUE BELIEVERS is the perfect way for readers interested in trying out some of Marvel’s most popular titles in history without breaking the bank.

Just in time for 2015’s Secret Wars, catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel history before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015! Enter the world of Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, the critically-acclaimed ICON series Powers and many more with the first chapters of these top-selling collections – each for the suggested retail price of $1!

“True Believers are your perfect entry point to not only the Marvel Universe but the new Secret Wars Universe as well,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “They’re a great way for retailers to promote and streamline consumers into Marvel’s extensive back list and the ideal way for fans to get caught up before the cataclysmic events of Secret Wars! We’re proud to present these great stories in this format, allowing fans to sample some of Marvel’s best and brightest gems.”

Your window into the biggest stories in Marvel history costs a buck! Don’t miss these exciting TRUE BELEIVERS issues, on sale throughout the month of April in comic shops!


TRUE BELIEVERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 (FEB150760)

Reprinting material from INFINITY GAUNTLET #1.

32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00 MSRP

TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 (FEB150761)

Reprinting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 (FEB150762)

Reprinting material from X-MEN ALPHA.

32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: CIVIL WAR #1 (FEB150767)

Reprinting material from CIVIL WAR #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 


TRUE BELIEVERS: PLANET HULK #1 (FEB150764)

Reprinting INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #92.

32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: HOUSE OF M #1 (FEB150765)

Reprinting HOUSE OF M #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (FEB150766)

Reprinting WOLVERINE (2003) #66.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: ARMOR WARS #1 (FEB150763)

Reprinting material from IRON MAN (1968) #225.

32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: MILES MORALES #1 (FEB150768)

Reprinting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 

TRUE BELIEVERS: AGE OF ULTRON #1 (FEB150769)

Reprinting AGE OF ULTRON #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 

POWERS FIRSTS #1 (FEB150770)

Reprinting POWERS #1.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$1.00 MSRP

 

Categories: Horror News

‘Alien: Isolation’ Dev is Hiring for Their Next Game

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:35

The makers of one of the greatest horror games of 2014 — Alien: Isolation — are hiring for their next project, a “multiplatform AAA blockbuster” that’s headed to the PS4 and Xbox One. This might not be a sequel to Isolation, but it might be. In a listing for an online/multiplayer programmer the studio confirms that this project isn’t another Total War game, so that’s something.

“We are seeking an talented programmer has thorough experience developing a range of online features,” the ad explains. “We are creating another multi-platform AAA blockbuster and the successful applicant will be part of a team which allows our game experience to be shared.”

The listing was spotted by Z-Giochi.com, and while I’m hesitant to get excited about the possibility of a follow-up to one of the scariest games in recent memory, I also really, really want that to be what this is. Come on, Sega. Give it to me.

Until I see those The Evil Within numbers, I’m going to assume that Alien: Isolation was one of, if not the most successful horror game of 2014. The game sold over a million units and shipped twice that. That level of success warrants a follow-up, I think.

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Alice In Chains Announces Summer US Tour

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:00

Hard rock/grunge legends Alice In Chains have announced that they will be embarking on a four-week tour across the US this summer. The band will be doing this as, “…the majority of our year will be dedicated to writing and recording.” The band’s last album was 2013′s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

The band has also announced that proceeds from pre-sales will go to charity, explaining:

The pre-sale for this tour will be a little different from past tours. Thanks to the great people at WMRQ in Hartford, CT, we became close with a young man named Stefan Dayne-Ankle, who sadly last week lost a courageous battle with Leukemia. To honor Stefan, and to give him the memorial he deserves, we’re donating $2 from every pre-sold ticket on this tour to his family. To read more about Stefan’s story, and why we’re raising money, please click here.

Pre-sales start today on the band’s Official Website. Head below for the full touring schedule.

JULY 17 – Starlight Theater & Casino – Pala, CA
JULY 18 – The Pearl – Las Vegas, NV
JULY 20 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
JULY 21 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
JULY 22 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
JULY 24 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
JULY 25 – Thunder Valley Casino – Lincoln, CA
JULY 28 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
JULY 31 – Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
AUG 01 – Winstar Casino – Thackerville, OK
AUG 03 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
AUG 04 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
AUG 06 – Horseshoe Casino – Cincinnati, OH
AUG 07 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
AUG 08 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
AUG 10 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
AUG 11 – Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, FL
AUG 14 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
AUG 15 – Taj Mahal – Atlantic City, NJ
AUG 16 – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA

Categories: Horror News

That Free Update for ‘Dying Light’ Rolls Out Today

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:33

Last week, Techland teased a free update for their open-world horror game Dying Light. It’s rolling out today across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, bringing with it a hefty amount of new content, including three new character skins, new weapon blueprints, a harder difficulty mode and a new tier of loot.

It’s all free, and it should be ready to install the next time you boot up the game.

If you’ve spent the last few months trying to decide whether or not Dying Light is worth your time, I called it an orgy of slimy, meaty zombie goodness — okay, I didn’t actually do that, but I wish I had — in my review. You should really check that out.

Categories: Horror News

Survival Horror ‘Lost Within’ Announced, Coming from the Makers of ‘Prey’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:09

The last big game to come from developer Human Head Studios was the underrated sci-fi action game Prey. I’ve been waiting to see something new and exciting from the incredibly talented studio, and seeing as that definitely won’t be Prey 2, why not take a stab at the survival horror genre? That’s what the studio is doing with their next project, called Lost Within.

Lost Within is set in a haunted asylum — I know — which a “legendary killer” calls home. Players will need to scavenge for precious supplies to survive, crafting weapons and using the darkness to hide from enemies. Running is also an option. I think I’ll take that one, thankyouverymuch.

The game is being published by Amazon Game Studios for iPhone, iPad and the Amazon’s Fire phone. It releases this Summer.

It’s a little unfortunate that we’re again relying on the overused “scary asylum” setting, but if it’s scary, I’ll be more willing to forgive its lack of originality. What do you think?

Categories: Horror News

Which Supernatural Character Are You?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:00

A show we don’t talk about much on BD but I have a sneaking suspicion that more than a few of you enjoy is Supernatural, the CW show about brothers Sam and Dean Winchester who fight against hordes of mythological/supernatural beasts and baddies.

I personally binged through several seasons before I realized that if anyone dies that I can count on them coming back through some form or manner, so there’s nothing to ever be worried about.

However, I know for a fact that there are people who still watch the show religiously. That’s why I thought it’d be fun to deservedly bring this show onto BD to play that fun little quiz of “Which Supernatural Character Are You?”!

I got ‘Dean’, which reads:

You’re flirty and are very laid back (most of the time). You feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and that family is more important than anything. You’re as stubborn as it gets! You keep your emotions inside you so they don’t bother anyone else.

Head below to take the quiz and post your result in the comments section!

Categories: Horror News

Hisako Brings J-Horror to ‘Killer Instinct’ Later This Month

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:55

I haven’t played more than 20 minutes of Killer Instinct, and that was when I first got my Xbox One and was looking for something to play on it. I’m not a big fan of the fighting genre, because I’m awful at playing them, but this video walkthrough of the game’s newest combatant may be reason enough for me to return to it. I might not be able to beat my opponents the honest way, maybe I can still scare the hell out of them.

Meet Hisako.

Hisako is clearly heavily inspired by the Japanese folklore, and specifically the freaky raven-haired ghost girls made famous in films like The Ring and The Grudge. If you’re interested in playing as her, she will be made available later this month when Killer Instinct’s season two characters arrive.

Categories: Horror News

Visceral Games Would Like to Revisit ‘Dead Space’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:39

I feel like I’ve written this story before, probably because I have, a few times now, but this time it’s a little different. With the launch of Battlefield: Hardline next week, developer Visceral Games will soon be free — aside from post-launch support, of course — to really dig into their next game.

What if that game ends up being another Dead Space? They certainly seem interested. Visceral Games General Manager Steve Papoutsis recently shared some (familiar) thoughts on the future of the franchise, which may continue sooner than expected.

“Many, many people here at Visceral have a warm spot in their heart for Dead Space, and right now we’re busy with Hardline and…other things,” Papoutsis cryptically explained to UK gaming mag Games TM while simultaneously teasing other, more mysterious projects, “but it’s definitely something we’d love to look at again.”

There it is. It’s almost verbatim what they’ve said in the past, but the timing is better than the last three times they’ve said it.

Hopefully we’ll get something a wee bit more substantial in the near future.

Categories: Horror News

[SXSW '15] ‘We Are Still Here’ Poster Burns With Spirits

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:13

Playing as part of the SXSW Midnighters announced last month is Ted Geoghegan’s debut feature, We Are Still Here, which stars everyone’s favorite Barbara Crampton Re-Animator, You’re Next), as well as Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color), Lisa Marie (Ed Wood), and Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead).

Dark Sky Films has shared with EW a new art poster created by Erik Buckham and Jesse Vital.

In We Are Still Here, “In the cold, winter fields of New England, there sits a house that wakes up every 30 years and demands a sacrifice.

Trailer below…

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New “Daredevil” Trailer Shows Off More Character

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:11

Netflix’s “Daredevil” has been slowly rolling out its media presence. Last week we got our first look at Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. Well it seems this week we’re getting a new trailer. I was a pretty big fan of the first teaser for the series, but this one is encapsulated by the line “A lone man thinks he can make a difference.” It shows that both Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk will be trying to clean up Hells Kitchen in the same way. It’s their similar ideals that will make them mortal enemies.

The world is distinctly gritty, more so than the film counterparts that clearly share this universe. But, still there is room for something like this in the new cinematic universe. This doesn’t appear to have the ABC gloss that Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D carries with every hour, but instead embraces a whole other side of the superhero world in much the same way as Guardians of the Galaxy.

It’s time to let the devil out. Marvel’s Daredevil is here to clean up the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Lawyer by day, street-level hero by night, Matt Murdock is on a mission to make his city a better place against an underground terror within the city. All episodes arrive only on Netflix, April 10. https://www.netflix.com/marvelsdaredevil

Daredevil also stars Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Ulrich, Scott Glenn as Stick, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsey, and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. The Netflix series is set to debut April 10th at 12:01 a.m. PT.

Categories: Horror News

‘Infernal’ Chooses Its Evil On VOD

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:35

In the tradition of Poltergeist and The Omen, director Bryan Coyne’s Infernal tells of a young family torn in half when they discover that their insomniac daughter has made contact with an infernal being beyond our reality.

Infernal is released in select theaters and on VOD April 10, 2015 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Nathan (Andy Ostroff) and Sophia (Heather Adair) are a newlywed couple, both looking forward to a bright future. Not long after matrimony, Heather becomes pregnant and ushers the pair’s first child into the world, Imogene. It soon becomes apparent that Imogene (Alyssa Koerner) is exhibiting strange and dangerous behavior, leaving the new parents floundering in their attempt to find answers. When Imogene’s actions become destructive, it becomes clear that forces beyond the natural world are at work, and that something – or SOMEONE – is pulling the strings. In this horrifying thrill ride the bonds of family are frayed, sides are taken and the terrifying events culminate in a shocking finale, all seen through the eyes of a terrified father.

The behind-the-scenes crew is made up of an assemblage of prolific producers whose combined credits include such blockbusters as Freddy vs. Jason, Snakes on a Plane, Cowboys & Aliens and Shoot ‘Em Up.

Written and directed by Bryan Coyne (Harvard Park) Infernal is alleged to be filled with lurking dread, with the constant threat of evil hiding behind every corner.

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“One Step Beyond” Series (1959-1961) Gets Home Video Release

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:31

“One Step Beyond” explores the amazing world of the unknown through dramatic re-enactments of mysterious “real life events.” Seventy of the 96 original episodes will be available April 7, 2015 in a special, six-disc DVD collector’s set from Film Chest Media Group.

Produced a year before the Twilight Zone, “One Step Beyond” – which ran on ABC for three seasons (1959-1961) – sparked the growing interest in paranormal suspense in the late 1950s. Rather than creating fictional stories with mystical twists and turns like the more well-known sci-fi series of the time, this program sought out “real stories” of supernatural events to be re-enacted.

From ghosts and monsters to mysterious disappearances, each eerie episode presents storylines that defy common understanding of reality. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, leaving viewers bewildered … wondering if the paranormal truly exists.

Includes appearances by such iconic stars as Charles Bronson (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape), Cloris Leachman (FOX’s Raising Hope, Young Frankenstein, The Beverly Hillbillies), Robert Loggia (Independence Day, Big, Scarface), Ross Martin (Dying Room Only, The Wild Wild West, The Great Race), Warren Beatty (Bulworth, Dick Tracy, Reds, Bonnie and Clyde), Robert Blake (Lost Highway, Money Train, Baretta, In Cold Blood), Suzanne Pleshette (The Birds) and Joan Fontaine (Ivanhoe, Suspicion).

Hosted by John Newland (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Peyton Place, Dr. Kildare), this set includes the most original episodes ever offered in a single package to date. BONUS: Episode guide with synopses.

“One Step Beyond” is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound. 

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Salma Hayek vs the Yakuza In ‘Everly’ On Home Video

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Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce that audiences can bring home Joe Lynch’s (Knights of Badassdom) high-octane thriller, Everly on DVD and Blu-Ray beginning April 21, 2015. Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek takes no prisoners as a femme fatale unleashing the ultimate vengeance in this sexy, action-packed thriller.

Trapped in her apartment, Everly (Hayek) is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her former lover – a dangerous Yakuza mob boss who wants her dead after he learns she is no longer loyal to him. Desperate to be re-united with her mother and young daughter, Everly must fight to kill her attackers before they destroy her and her family.

Written by Yale Hannon, with story by Joe Lynch, Everly has a running time of 92 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, nudity, sexual images and language. DVD and Blu-Ray special features include Creative Feature Commentary with Director Joe Lynch, Co-Producer Brett Hedblom and Editor Evan Schiff, Technical Feature Commentary with Director Joe Lynch and Cinematographer Steve Gainer, and “Silent Night” music video by Raya Yarbrough & Bear McCreary, directed by Joe Lynch.

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Is the New ‘The Blob’ Going to Be An Alien Creature Like the Predator?

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It was announced back in January that Goldcrest Films is to co-produce the long-gestured update of 1958 horror/sci-fi classic The Blob, which once had Rob Zombie attached to direct.

Simon West, director of Wild Card, The Mechanic and Expendables 2, is getting behind the camera this coming fall for a new spin on the 1958 horror classic that was already remade in 1988.

West spoke to Screen Relish about his The Blob, where he teased the monstrosity as a more living, breathing, thinking alien entity.

“’The Blob’ will be happening right after ['Stratton']. In August or October and that takes a little more planning because we’ve got to design the creature. It’s going to be much more sci-fi than the original. It’s a bigger scale type of movie.

It’s more ‘Alien’ meets ‘Predator’ and designing the creature is a long and involved process cause its very sophisticated. It’s not going to be the goo pouring through windows. So, that’s taking a while to design and construct that.”

From what he says, it sound to me as if they’re going to be creating a shape-shifter/chameleon alien creature that feeds off humans. It’s a brash new interpretation, but it does put some of my concerns aside about splashing a giant mass of goo on screen for modern audiences.

As previously explained by Deadline, the original film, which was released by Paramount, starred a young Steve McQueen. The story sees a gelatinous alien life-form emerge from a crashed meteor and begin to ooze through Downtingon, Pennsylvania, eating the townsfolk as it goes.

A 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, was helmed by Larry Hagman, and in 1988, Chuck Russell directed Kevin Dillon in a remake of the original.

“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob,” West said in January. “The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.”

I still have my doubts that they can pull this off for modern audiences.

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