This time tomorrow you’ll be able to enter “The Twilight Zone” like never before with the release of The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a brand spanking new and exclusive clip for you!
About The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set:
Image Entertainment is releasing the 41-DVD The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set on November 11, 2014, for an SRP of $349.98. For the first time ever, Rod Serling’s groundbreaking original series (1959-1964) and the classic 1980s series (1985-1989) are together in one limited edition box set. Only 7,500 sets were created.
In addition to the two beloved series (225 episodes combined) and more than 20 hours of bonus features listed below, The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set contains one of four possible collectible 1960s Twilight Zone comic books. Limited edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.
Over 20 hours of bonus features include:
· New featurettes with never-before-seen interviews
· The “American Masters” documentary Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval
· Dozens of audio commentaries previously available only on Blu-ray
· Rod Serling interviews, lectures, and appearances
· Interviews with cast and crew
· Original sponsor billboard
· Isolated music scores
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“When it’s red, you’re dead.”
Uncork’d Entertainment scored North American rights to the Werewolf Western Blood Moon out of the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica.
Directed by Jeremy Wooding, we now have the first art, stills and trailer for the indie starring George Blagden, Ian Whyte, Anna Skellern, Corey Johnson, Shaun Dooley and Jack Fox.
“A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travelers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.“
The Works is selling the 2010 indie feature There Are Monsters, directed by Jay Dahl, and base don his 2008 short film.
Guy Germain and Kristin Langille star in the They Live-esque horror film, “The world is being taken over – slowly, quietly and efficiently – by monsters. And they look just like us! There Are Monsters follows a crew of film students on a road trip who discover evidence of evil doppelgängers. The crew soon realize something is very wrong as the world starts to change before their eyes…and their cameras.”
It’s also described as a zombie apocalypse horror film.
Here’s the lengthy synopsis:
Seven different people living seven different lives.
These are people just trying to pay their mortgage. Or graduate from the fifth grade. Or fall in love.
Until they begin to notice that something is happening to the world.
There are unsettling clues that not everyone is who they appear to be.
There are vicious, intelligent creatures that live among us. They hunt us with blinding speed, or quiet manipulation.
They can mimic and replace us, their hosts, almost perfectly. They come for us as our closest friends and family.
And their numbers are growing. If people want to live, they must now learn to run, hide and fight. As the world in which they know, turns into a living nightmare.
Here’s the 2008 short.
TVLine writes that Joshua Leonard of The Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, “Bates Motel.”
The actor — whose TV credits include arcs on “Hung,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Mob Doctor” — will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards.
The gig marks a reunion for Leonard and Farmiga; the two played husband and wife in the 2011 indie Higher Ground (which Farmiga directed).
Leonard is Bates Motel‘s fourth major Season 3 hire, following the casting of Mad Men‘s Kevin Rahm (as a man from Romero’s past), Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos (as a mystery woman who may or may not cozy up to Dylan) and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst (as an onscreen rival to Kenny Johnson’s Caleb).
“Bates Motel” reopens in March 2015.
A24 and DirecTV have acquired all U.S rights to Charlize Theron’s Dark Places, based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, says Variety.
Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll also star. The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.
“Theron plays a survivor of the brutal killing of her family as a child who’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.”
Producers are Cathy Schulman, Matthew Rhodes, Azim Bolkiah, Matt Jackson, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Charlize Theron and Stephane Marsil. Executive producers include Jeff Rice, Jose Levy, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Jillian Longnecker, Ginger Sledge and Peter Safran.
Last night’s “The Walking Dead” focused on Abraham and company’s foolish “mission” (read about it here).
In next week’s Episode 5.06 ‘Consumed,’ “Stakes are high when members of the group must go on a rescue mission in a familiar location.”
Check out the promo and two clips that take the survivors to Atlanta.
What do you guys think of the season so far?
There are 354 days until Halloween, which means major retailers are already pumping out their holiday decorations. We figured why not join them?
Getting into the holiday spirit (already), here’s an absolutely bonkers R-rated take on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas that changes the lyrics “What’s this?” to “The fuck?”
To say this IS NOT WORK SAFE is an understatement.
On tap for this week, the new Chris Nolan flick Interstellar, why Justin can’t talk about Assassin’s Creed: Unity despite having played it for the past four days, and Don caught up on “The Walking Dead,” so it’s time for him to talk about his love for Rick Grimes.
We’ve all seen footage of “flying suits” by now. More or less, they turn a person into a flying squirrel, providing webbing between the arms and legs much like the gliding rodents, giving a skydiver or BASE jumper the ability to glide in a controlled landing as opposed to the usual drop-like-a-rock method humans have when falling great distances.
The thing is, those guys need something to jump FROM, and back in June over Manchester, UK, it doesn’t look like there was any place a flying winged human could have jumped from. According to the story in the Daily Mail, there were no parachutists, balloonists, or other sources for a guy in a flying suit that day.
Despite this, two airline pilots say they saw just that: a man flying within 100 meters of their plane as they descended to a landing.
At about 3,500 feet, the story says, they sighted the man at about the 11 o’clock position, 200-300 meters above them. The man then flew down the left side of the plane, coming within 100 meters. Both pilots said they expected to see a parachute canopy, but did not. That leaves a wing suit… but as I mentioned, those guys need somewhere to come from… and that day, it doesn’t appear there were any.
In this era of technology, it’s easy to dismiss this as some test flight of new wing suit, but the truth is that there have been sightings of flying men for over 100 years outside the pages of comic books.
From the Brooklyn Batman in 1855 to the Brazilian Birdmen of the 1950’s to the legendary Mothman of the US, winged or otherwise flying humanoids are not all that uncommon. Hell, the UFO Sightings Hotspot sight has a collection of photos and screencaps of a flap of flying humanoids spotted in Mexico in recent years.
So what was it over the skies of Manchester that some have dubbed the “Superman of Macclesfield”? Was it someone trying new wing suit technology? The military testing a new Iron Man-style weapon system? Or was it something stranger: a human or humanoid creature with the power to fly?
David Lynch’s first full length film Eraserhead is still one of his most discussed works. The surreal imagery and dark story still resonate with viewers nearly 40 years later.
Perhaps one of the more enduring aspects of the film is the song “In Heaven”, which was written and performed by Peter Ivers. The song has become a cultural icon and has since been covered by a multitude of bands and performers.
In the below video, YouTube user SlowMotionTV has taken that track and stretch it 10x to create an ambient, ethereal piece that is hauntingly hovers as a soothingly beautiful soundscape. Definitely a way to relax your way into the week.
The Walking Dead abandons the momentum of it’s previous chapter to explore something truly tedious. “Self Help” details Abraham and company’s foolish “mission.”
From the very introduction of Abraham, Rosita and Eugene, it was painfully clear that their ‘mission’ was nothing more than a fools errand. I can maybe see some of the more naive viewers taking this outlandish proposal (a reversal of the zombie plague) at face value, but for our established characters, as presented, it was downright insulting.
When this part came around in the comic, while Eugene’s story was obviously a load of shit, I didn’t even give it a second thought, as it’s a medium where suspension of disbelief is much, much easier to maintain. It helped that Eugene feigned contact with Washington via his battery-less radio, lending a shred of credibility to his claims. But without that, something about seeing this unfold in the show was immediately, and strikingly silly. A fact only compounded by the amount of time it’s been allowed to go on, coupled with the poor development of the aforementioned trio of newcomers.
But If there’s one good thing I can say for tonight’s episode, it’s that it closed the book on this particular detour, while attempting to add some much needed depth and purpose to the character of Abraham. Did it succeed in the latter? The answer, from where I see it, would be neither yes or no.
From the onset of the episode to it’s conclusion come countless instances of steadfast, almost laughable exposition from Abraham. He really doesn’t want to turn back on the mission. The intermingling scenes depicting the flashback scenario in which Abraham is left behind after brutally defending his wife and children. When he later discovers their eviscerated remains, he decides to take his own life, he comes upon Eugene, and is bestowed with a new sense of drive and purpose.
While it did lend some weight to Abraham’s personal position, it did little to excuse the others who followed him, or to make him a likable character. And, while were on the subject of likability, Eugene was also in top form, never missing a chance to irritate. However, with that being said, his saving of Tara, sabotaging of the bus, manning of the fire hose, and owning up to his lies, made him a much more sympathetic character that I thought possible.
There was certainly some progression here in terms of character development, and while I wasn’t particularly moved by any of it, it does excite me to see what might be around the corner. Did the unwavering ridiculous dedication to Eugene’s mission cause the disconnect for me with these characters? Only time will tell.
There was certainly some gory and satisfying walker killing on display here though, in both the opening bus crash escape, and in the scene involving the fire truck. The latter of which was actually one of the more awesome and creative zombie destruction scenes this show has served up. I never would’ve imagined using the immense pressure of a fire hose to blast chunks from softened zombie bodies. A truly spectacular scene in an otherwise rough episode.
It takes a hell of a lot more than a few simple scenes of undead brutality to make an excellent Walking Dead episode. It’s always nice to see, especially when treated to viewing a herd so large it was smelled before it was seen. But when the narrative driving the characters from set piece to set piece feels so underwhelming and unimportant, all the gore and action in the world couldn’t save it from mediocrity.
I’d be a liar if I said the final scene depicting the culmination of Abraham’s misguided dedication didn’t get my blood pumping, but it was a very small amount of excitement in an episode rife with pointless expository scenes about missions and mullets. My only hope now that this meandering plot thread has snapped, is that these characters can find a mission worth taking on. Not to mention one that will raise Abraham to the ranks of greatness his character deserves.
What did you think of “Self Help?” Did you believe Eugene’s lies? Is Abraham too dedicated?
As is their custom, the powers-that-be at AMC have released several “inside”/”making of” looks at tonight’s installment of “The Walking Dead,” entitled “Self Help,” so if you’re caught up and ready for more, check them out right here along with a sneak peek of next week’s Episode 5.06, “Consumed.” Let’s just hope it’s our survivors doing the consuming!
“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.05 – “Self Help” (aired 11/9/14)
A new set of issues confront our group while on a mission. Will they be able to push through and survive these challenges? Or better yet, each other? Directed by Ernest Dickerson; written by Heather Bellson.
“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.06 – “Consumed” (airs 11/16/14)
Cautiously, members of our group must venture into a familiar location on a heroic rescue mission. It’s a huge stage, but so are the stakes. Directed by Seith Mann; written by Matthew Negrete.
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 info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.
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Sad news in the metal community as Jonathan Athon, bassist for Savannah, GA band Black Tusk, has passed away after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was on life support but, per his wishes, he was taken off.
The band states:
It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud.
The band’s last full length album was 2011′s Set The Dial, which was released via Relapse Records. The band then released a two-song EP entitled Vulture’s Eye earlier this year (Bandcamp).
Thirty two years old. What a tragedy and what a loss. Rest in peace Jonathan. Our deepest condolences to your friends and family as well as your fans.
I always wondered why Monster Energy Drinks filled me with such vitality, drive, and optimism. It’s because every little sip comes from the nectar of Satan’s bosom.
Watch as this woman hilariously breaks down the symbolism and meaning behind the marketing of Monster Energy Drinks. Without a shadow of a doubt she proves that THE DEVIL is behind it. Or, maybe Monster brilliantly branded their product in a way that represents what it wants to be.
Is there a demonic agenda, or is it just evil how much cooler Monster just got?
Art by Elma.
A lot of horror movies have great marketing campaigns that build the flicks up to be some terrifying, horrifying, inventive entry into the genre. However, as we all know, a lot of these do not exactly pay off. In fact, these movies would wind up leaving a bad taste in the viewer’s mouth, making them wonder, “What went wrong?”
So let’s talk about some of these movies today. I want to bring up some movies that really disappointed me and then I want to know some of yours! Head on in for my list.
Since zombie flicks have become a dime a dozen, you really need to have some sort of hook to make your zombie flick stand out. Zombies filled with lava? That’s new.
AFM is that magical time of year when even websites like Deadline find themselves reporting on b-movies with a certain sense of bemusement. Especially when the b-movie involves Danny Trejo as a guy named “Night Wolf” fighting a new breed of undead containing a volcanic creme filling. The site reports that Uncork’d Entertainment is going to uncork a whopper of a zombie flick, having nabbed the North American rights to Rene Perez’s The Burning Dead (formerly known as Volcano Zombies) starring Danny Trejo and Tom Downey (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan).
Of course, any time you see a b-movie with Danny Trejo getting top billing, you have to wonder if he’s actually the star or the guy in the movie for five minutes whose name they use to sell it. Don’t know why you’d need anything extra to sell audiences on a movie about lava-filled zombies.
The Burning Dead deals with a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcanic eruption and then fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. I can see how this would make the traditional means of dispatching the undead a bit more problematic.
Moniqua Plante (“Nashville”) and Robert F. Lyons (Death Wish II) co-star in the magmatic monster mash from writers Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona.
Expect to see The Burning Dead on DVD, VOD, Syfy, and/or in Walmart $5 bins sometime in early 2015. Looking forward to it. Lava zombies for the win!
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Starring Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom
Written and directed by Axelle Carolyn
Distributed by Revolver Entertainment
For her first time out as writer/director of a feature film, Axelle Carolyn has hit a home run with her “quiet” horror film Soulmate. Shot on location in a small village near Powys, Wales, and in a local cottage, the film opens with the powerful scene of protagonist Audrey Barker (Walton) attempting suicide with a straight-edge razor in the bath. Saved from death by her sister, Alex (Emma Cleasby), she retreats to an isolated Welsh cottage to recover and to also deal with her overwhelming grief at the death of her husband, in which she feels she had a hand.
As she is unpacking her car, Audrey is approached by the nosy Theresa (Tanya Myers) from the village with a basket of food for the new tenant of Talbot Cottage. Audrey knows the cottage by another name, Aleath Cottage (ironically Welsh for “without mourning or wailing), and tries to correct the woman, but Theresa will have none of it. The former owner, Douglas Talbot (Wisdom), was a beloved neighbor, and the cottage will always be known as Talbot Cottage. The viewer will see more of Theresa.
Finally ensconced in her new home, Audrey begins exploring, especially after hearing noises in the middle of the night from what turns out to be a locked room. She goes to the apparent landlord, Theresa’s husband, Dr. Zellaby (Nick Brimble), to ask for the key to this room, but both he and his wife say it has never been unlocked since the death of Talbot over 30 years ago. After insisting, Dr. Zellaby returns to the cottage with Audrey and unlocks what they call the “box room,” and Audrey is able to see that there is no one hiding there. Later, after the noises continue, Audrey returns to the door and jimmies it open herself. It is full of Talbot’s belongings, including a gun, as well as letters from his late fiancée, Nell, all of which add to the mystery of the place.
When Audrey has had enough of the noises, she commands the ghost she believes is there to “Show yourself!” and Douglas Talbot does, much to Audrey’s horror. But after her initial shock wears off, she and Douglas begin a bizarre friendship, they both having so much in common. Death and grief, mostly.
Once Douglas makes his appearance, the film really takes off, and not always in a good way. Carolyn’s “quiet” movie becomes “noisier,” and the menace grows to a shocking moment of confession. I won’t give away any more of the film, but it is one which I recommend watching more than once (I had trouble with the volume on my television and missed a lot of the dialogue between Audrey and Douglas during my first viewing – had to REALLY turn the volume up for the second viewing to hear everything). Their discussions are very important to the core of the film so don’t miss them!
First, I loved the movie’s look. Carolyn found an amazing cinematographer in Sara Deane, who really captures the gloominess of a Welsh autumn as well as the dark hallways of an old cottage on the quintessential Gothic “dark and stormy” night. I would probably enjoy watching Soulmate with the volume off; the images are that amazing.
And the score, by Christian Henson, really sets the stage for the “feeling” of Soulmate. Reminiscent of the horror film The Ring (2002), with all of its stringed instruments, there is a sadness to the score that mixes beautifully with the tale of Audrey and Douglas. And there is also one lone piano that reinforces the feelings of grief and loss that are the major themes of the film. Brilliant choices by Carolyn. I must also give kudos to the sound design department for how subtly they put the sound of the wind in the film. It adds that touch of frisson that fits so well with the overall look and sound of the picture.
My biggest complaint is about actress Anna Walton and her attempts to play the violin. I realize this is a very low-budget film, but surely an actress of her caliber could have taken a few lessons prior to filming! Ms. Walton is a lovely woman, but for Soulmate she wore what looked like very little makeup and appeared very delicate, fragile and haunted looking. Perfect for Audrey! Just move your fingers more when “playing” the violin!
Another complaint is the ending of the film – it is left very open to interpretation, and that might have been Carolyn’s plan. I loved the final shot in the film but wanted to know WHAT HAPPENED?? I suppose I should just go with what I think happened and let it rest; don’t complain about it.
All in all, Soulmate is a lovely, spooky, old-fashioned ghost story in an age where there are very few such films made. Most closely reminiscent of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, it seems set in another age, when women could fall in love with their ghostly visitors. I was amazed by how “high-budget” it looked for such a low-budget film, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Carolyn does next. Hopefully another ghost story!
The only extras on the US DVD are Carolyn’s two shorts, the wonderful The Halloween Kid and the memorable The Last Post, as well as an interview with Carolyn and the film’s trailer. The UK DVD has the commentary if you have a universal DVD player.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson‘s latest album has had pretty much all details released, including the track listing, the release date, and the title, which is set as The Pale Emperor. The album will feature 13 tracks, with titles such as “The Devil Beneath My Feet”, “Killing Strangers”, and “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” and it will be released on January 16th, 2015 via Hell, Etc. (under Cooking Vinyl). The album can be pre-ordered via iTunes.
The Pale Emperor is the follow up to 2012′s Born Villain.
Head below for a stream of “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” as well as .
1. Killing Strangers
2. Deep Six
3. Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
4. The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
5. Warship My Wreck
6. Slave Only Dreams To Be King
7. The Devil Beneath My Feet
8. Birds of Hell Awaiting
9. Cupid Carries a Gun
10. Odds of Even
11. Day 3
12. Fated, Faithful, Fatal
13. Fall of the House of Death
Out of AFM we learned that The Raid stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian will star alongside Captain America and Purge: Anarchy‘s Frank Grillo in Beyond Skyline.
The sequel/spinoff to Colin and Greg Strause’s Skyline is to be directed this time by Liam O’Donnell, who worked on some effects in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Iron Man 2. He co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Cordes. The duo wrote the first film, too.
The sequel’s storyline allegedly takes place at the same time the first one did.
Hydraulx Entertainment is behind Beyond Skyline, and do some seriously badass effects work.
Producers’ Preview of The Originals Ep. 2.06 – Wheel Inside the Wheel – Teases a New Story Within the Story
On Monday night Episode 2.06 of “The Originals” is going to branch out a bit and give fans a whole new part of the show’s mythology. Curious about what’s ahead? Then settle in for a moment to hear exec producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci discuss the story inside the story of “Wheel Inside the Wheel.”
“The Originals” Episode 2.06 – “Wheel Inside the Wheel” (airs 11/10/14)
A FAMILY BUILT ON SECRETS AND LIES — Fed up with her antics, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) becomes agitated and demands that Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) release Elijah (Daniel Gillies), whom she has captured. However, Esther reveals a few dark secrets from Klaus’ past in an attempt to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Meanwhile, Oliver (guest star Chase Coleman) ends up in a dangerous situation, prompting Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to reconnect with Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons), who has been living a new life out in the bayou. Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes), who still believes baby Hope’s death was her fault, teams up with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Gia (guest star Nishi Munshi) after she becomes suspicious of her faculty advisor Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood).
Lastly, in a surprising turn of events, Klaus comes face-to-face with a visitor from his past. Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.