Review: 'Undertow' #1

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:51

“Undertow” is billed as a “new pulp monster series” but it’s clear very early on in this first issue that it’s indeed a very shrewd look at our current socio-politic climate skillfully disguised as a pulp monster series. This is a statement comic that’s mixed with a spoonful of kickass sugar.

WRITTEN BY: Steve Orlando

ART BY: Artyom Trakhanov
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: February 19, 2014

The first issue of “Undertow” kicks off mid-action, dropping us in the middle of a battle between the militia of Atlantis and a rebellion. Atlantis is a world superpower—bloated, greedy, lots of first-world problems. Sound familiar? Orlando himself described his version of Atlantis as “fat and rich, an enormous metropolis driven by self interest and materialism.” So when Redum Anshargal, the leader of the Rebellion offers a young Atlantean, Ukinni Alal, the chance to join him and fight the corruption of Atlantis, Ukinni’s leaves his cushy existence behind.

The Rebellion lives aboard a watertight city barge called The Deliverer. They are currently on the hunt for an Amphibian in order to find a way to breathe air on land (they are confined to water helmets when not under water). In their minds, this is the way to complete freedom. It’s clear that this is a setup for a much larger problem and probably a realization that what they thought was freedom was only a start.

Initially it appears that “Undertow” is set in a prehistoric world, before caveman developed into Man. But upon further consideration, it’s quite possible that “Undertow” is set in the present or even future, and it’s an alternate reality in which Man never came to be. Atlantis is the evolved culture, and humanity is still nothing more than uncivilized beasts.

This comic flawlessly showcases an interesting juxtaposition of a high fantasy world we are completely unfamiliar with and a way of life we are immersed in. Orlando takes familiar aspects of our 21st century life like war, rebellions, and terrorism and mixes them with staples of the Millennial Generation. Things like overbearing parents, over privileged children, impossible political and career expectations, and even sneaking alcohol from your parent’s stash to get blotto on the weekends, to create a hyper-real existence that makes this fantasy realm feel eerie in its authenticity.

I’m impressed with Orlando’s ability to leave so many aspects uncertain without the reader feeling lost. For example, I’m not entirely sure whether or not the Rebellion is a good or bad thing. And it is not totally clear if Redum Anshargal has pure motives. Is he a hero? Antihero? Villain? While I am leaning toward Antihero, part of me feels like the rug could be pulled out from underneath us at any moment.

Intended to be a somewhat exaggerated mirror of our modern life and our modern consolations, “Undertow” definitely sets out to make the reader think. But it also sets out to entertain. This is a brilliantly crafted and illustrated comic. The pacing is quick but relentless and the characters are extremely multifaceted. Aside from any agenda, the comic stands strong on its own as a dystopian fantasy adventure.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

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Here's Your (Updated) 2014 Video Game Release Schedule

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:50

We’re less than a month into 2014 so this list is very much a work in progress, but if you need to get a better idea of the games of 2014, maybe so you know how much cash you’ll need to save up to afford them (spoiler: a lot), then after the break you’ll find everything you need to prepare for the upcoming next-gen insanity.

Much of the list is made up of games we expect to see later this year, they’re just without official release dates. I’ve included them anyway, and I’ll update this post when that changes.

January

Don’t Starve (PS4) – January 7
Tiny Brains (PS3) – January 7
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PC) – January 9
Wii Fit U (Wii U) – January 10
Nidhogg – January 13
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (360, PS3, PC) – January 14
The Banner Saga (PC) – January 14
KickBeat (PC) – January 20
OlliOlli (Vita) – January 21
Dead Rising 3 – Operation Broken Eagle – January 21
Deus Ex: The Fall (Android) – January 22
Broken Age: Act I (PC) – January 28
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (360, PS3) – January 28
Rekoil (PC) – January 28
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – January 28
The Castle Doctrine (PC) – January 29
Rekoil: Liberator (360) – January 29
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 30
Rymdkapsel (PC) – January 30

February

Fable Anniversary (360) – February 4
Outlast (PS4) – February 5
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 – Smoke and Mirrors (PS3, 360, PC, Mac) – February 5
Bravely Default (3DS) – February 7
The Lego Movie Videogame (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, 360, PS3, 3DS, Vita, PC) – February 7
DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita) – February 11
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) – February 11
One Piece: Romance Dawn (3DS) – February 11
Toukiden: The Age of Demons (Vita) – February 11
The Last of Us – Left Behind (PS3) – February 14
Earth Defense Force 2025 (360, PS3) – February 18
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (PS3, Vita) – February 18
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) – February 21
Basement Crawl – February 25
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PS3) – February 25
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox One, 360, PC) – February 25
Rayman Legends (Xbox One, PS4) – February 25
Tales of Symphonia HD Collection (PS3) – February 25
Thief (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) – February 25
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS) – February 28

March

Master Reboot (PS3) – March 4
South Park: The Stick of Truth (360, PS3, PC) – March 4
ObsCure (PC, via Steam) – March 7
ObsCure: The Aftermath (PC, via Steam)- March 7
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) – March 11
Dark Souls II (360, PS3) – March 11
Titanfall (Xbox One, 360, PC) – March 11
Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – March 14
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (360, PS3) – March 18
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, Vita) – March 18
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) – March 18
Infamous: Second Son (PS4) – March 21
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) – March 25
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 2 (PC, 360, PS3) – March 25
Diablo III – Reaper of Souls (PC, Mac) – March 25
The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3) – March 25

April

The Elder Scrolls Online (PC, Mac) – April 4
Daylight (PC, PS4) – April 8
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (3DS, Vita) – April 15

May

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) – May 20

June

Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC, Xbox One, PS4) – TBA June
The Elder Scrolls Online (Xbox One, PS4) – TBA June

July

August

The Evil Within (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) – August 26

September

Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) – September 9

October

November

December

TBA 2014

Alien: Isolation (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Bayonetta (Wii U)
Below (Xbox One)
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PC, PS4, Vita)
D4 (Xbox One)
Deep Down (PS4)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Dying Light (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Evolve (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Fortnite (PC)
Halo 5 (TBA)
Mad Max (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Minecraft (Xbox One, PS4)
Project Spark (PC, Xbox One, 360)
Quantum Break (Xbox One)
Rime (PS4)
Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
Smash Bros Wii U (Wii U)
Tales From the Borderlands (TBA)
Telltale’s Game of Thrones (TBA)
Telltale’s The Walking Dead (All Year)
The Crew (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
The Order: 1886 (PS4)
The Sims 4 (PC)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Uncharted (PS4)
Until Dawn (TBA)
Untitled Call of Duty (TBA)
Watch Dogs (PC, Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
X (Wii U)

A Sneak Peek At 2015…

Kodoku (PS4, Vita)
SOMA (PC, PS4)

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Review: 'Ash and the Army of Darkness' #4

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:48

In the fourth installment of Niles and Calero’s “Ash and the Army of Darkness” series, we find ourselves traversing very familiar territory… in more ways than one. The setting, the objects, the horror tropes, and the characters are all straight from the film series. Making this the first issue of the series that’s unable to truly stand alone as a comic, acting more as a supplement to the third film in Raimi’s classic Evil Dead series, Army of Darkness.

WRITTEN BY: Steve Niles

ART BY: Dennis Calero

PUBLISHER: Dynamite Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: February 19, 2014

When I say it’s familiar, well, yea… of course it is. It’s a spin-off. But it’s familiar in a way that the past three issues weren’t, it’s closer to a regurgitation of the film Army of Darkness as opposed to a continuation. For example, we find ourselves in the woods where Ash originally found the graveyard of Deadites and the Necronomicon. In addition to being back in the same place, we are also following a similar plot line. Ash is looking for the Necronomicon amongst the grave-filled woods in order to retrieve the Book of the Dead and save the land from an army of Deadites.

While there are a few differences this time around—Sheila joins Ash in the woods, there are 6 books of the dead instead of 3, and the Deadites aren’t attacking straight out the gate—the premise is no longer able to stand on its own. In order to fully understand what is happening in the sparse panels and appreciate the increasingly thinning plot of issue #4, you really need to have seen the films.

Among many of the classic tropes reused in the comic is that awesomely terrifying fast motion zoom from the films. You know, the one that’s accompanied by the vrooooooooom sound indicating that something evil is headed straight for Ash and it’s headed there fast. I found that Calero did a mighty fine job of recreating this motion in still panels. I was immediately thrown back into the warm, cozy familiarity of Evil Dead and felt a real grip of fear for the first time in 4 issues.

We also see a few other recognizable images from the film series like hands shooting out of graves and even Deadite Ash. As a fan of the films, it’s a lot of fun to relive and it gives me a little more of something I have always loved. But if I take myself out of the mindset of an Evil Dead buff, I wonder if these tropes would matter much to the common audience? Which in turn makes me wonder if Niles, Calero, and Dynamite ever set out to accomplish that feat in the first place?

Ultimately it comes down to this: “Ash and the Army of Darkness” is a fun supplement to the films. It’s a great read if you have a working knowledge of the Evil Dead mythology. If not, if you’ve never seen Bruce Campbell work his Ash-magic, you’re going to feel lost. You’ll feel like the wallflower at the cool kids’ party, the person who is sitting outside of the inside joke. And like I said, I’m not sure that’s a bad thing because I am not sure the creators set out to include everyone from the beginning.

3/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Bree Ogden

Categories: Horror News

BOOM! Adapts Novel / Concept Album 'Clockwork Angels'

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:41

BOOM! Studios will be adapting “Clockwork Angels”, which is both a bestselling novel from Kevin J. Anderson and a concept album from the Canadian prog rock group, RUSH. The comic book will be written by RUSH’s own Neil Peart along with Anderson, with artwork from Nick Robles.

The comic/novel/album tells the story of Owen Hardy, a man who escapes the fate that has been laid out for him in a steampunk world where everyone’s life is controlled by The Watchmaker. Look for issue #1 on March 19.

Official Press Release:

February 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the March debut of CLOCKWORK ANGELS, a new limited series based on author Kevin J. Anderson’s New York Times bestselling novel and legendary rock band Rush’s concept album of the same name. Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart and Anderson, along with interior artist Nick Robles and cover artist Hugh Syme, create the steampunk world of Albion in comic book form for the first time.

“Rush is one of our all-time favorite rock bands here in the office, so we immediately jumped at the chance to work on CLOCKWORK ANGELS,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The icing on the cake is that author Kevin J. Anderson is somebody we’ve always wanted to work with, so this is an all-around thrill. Mr. Anderson and Mr. Peart have brought us a breathtaking story that illustrator Nick Robles has beautifully visualized.”

WHY WE LOVE IT: Rush’s CLOCKWORK ANGELS is a testament to the band’s creative versatility—it has been successful as a concept album, novel, and international tour. Now, Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson are bringing the story of CLOCKWORK ANGELS to comics, where newcomer artist Nick Robles will bring the journey of Owen Hardy to visual life!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Die-hard Rush fans have longed for Peart’s narrative songwriting to be adapted into comic book form for decades, but fans of steampunk fantasy will enjoy journeying into the world of Albion thanks to Anderson’s skilled storytelling.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Owen Hardy, like all the people of Albion, has lived his whole life under the rule of The Watchmaker. His entire life has been planned down to the exact second. But what happens when a young boy decides that things should not always goes as planned?

CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 arrives in comic shops on March 19th, the four-year anniversary of the album’s initial announcement by the band members, with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN140981. The first issue will ship with two variant covers including a subscription cover and a retailer incentive. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ECW Press will release the paperback version of Kevin J. Anderson’s bestselling CLOCKWORK ANGELS novel (ISBN: 978-1-77041-156-2, $14.95) in May.

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'Rise Of The Magi' Heads Your Way On FCBD 2014

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:30

Image Comics has a new new dark fantasy series from Marc Silvestri titled “Rise of the Magi”, and the story will kick off with a #0 issue on Free Comic Book Day 2014. The book follows Asa Stonethrow as he tries to hunt down the person who stole the powerful black sphere that contains all the magic in the world. Unfortunately, the mysterious Magi are released, and now it’s up to the wizards and warriors to stop them.

Official Press Release:

The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions, Image Comics founder and partner Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE) and artist Sumeyye Kesgin present a new ongoing fantasy adventure series set in both the worlds—magical and mundane—in which we live.

A small black sphere contains all the magic that exists—past, present, and future. Without it, two worlds would not survive. But someone has done the unimaginable: stolen a piece of the sphere and fled from the world of magic into the world of man.

Now only the very common Asa Stonethrow can find him. Asa thought saving two worlds was great enough a burden… until he meets a girl.

“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a lot of growing.”

The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out that there truly is no honor among thieves.

RISE OF THE MAGI #0 will be available on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on May 2 for readers looking for a head start on all the action. The adventure continues in RISE OF THE MAGI #1, which will be available on May 21 for $3.50.

Cover A with art by Marc Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Sumeyye Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Marc Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.

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New Clip Goes 'Buck Wild'!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:12

Bloody Disgusting has a new clip from Millennium Entertainment’s “zom-com,” Buck Wild.

Directed by Tyler Glodt (The Eves), the outrageous comedy stars Matthew Albrecht (The Artist), Mark Ford (The Eves), Meg Cionni (The Fear Chamber) and Joe Stevens (True Grit, FX’x “Justified”). Buck Wild will be available for early digital download and On Demand February 18 before heading to Blu-Ray and DVD on March 18.

“Buck Wild is a tongue-in-cheek adventure that turns the buddy comedy upside down while tearing zombies inside out! Craig Thompson’s idyllic hunting trip with his two buddies and unstable cousin is wrecked after hearing that his fiancée and best man-to-be have been cavorting behind his back. To make matters worse, Craig’s cousin appears to be on the verge of a murderous rampage, while a rapidly spreading Chupacabra virus is transforming locals into the undead. After taking drastic measures to protect themselves, the boys must put aside their differences to survive an insidious hillbilly gang and impending zombie melee. Things are about to get Buck Wild!

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Cheap Thrills Launches Share to Dare Challenge; Now on VOD!

Dread Central - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:06

Today marks the VOD release of E.L. Katz' Cheap Thrills, and to celebrate Drafthouse Films has launched a fun "Share to Dare" challenge, which allows you - yes, you - the ability to make the film's cast and crew perform outrageous stunts and engage in ridiculous acts.

How it works is that you share the film's official website on Twitter, using the hashtag #CheapThrills, and when a certain number of shares are calculated, stars Ethan Embry and Pat Healy, along with others, will have no other choice but to do the silly things you're encouraging them to do.

And yes, video and photographic evidence will be provided.

Here's a rundown of the dares you can vote for them to take part in!

  • Nude Bearskin Rug Photo: Just like Burt Reynolds.
  • Shoe Shot: Drink a shot out of the shoe you are wearing.
  • Self-Impersonation: Ethan Embry does an impersonation of himself from Empire Records.
  • Mice Junk: Put live mice in your briefs.
  • Kissing Your Elders: Make out with a senior citizen.
  • Tug of War: Nipple tug of war with clothespins.
  • Find Furry Love: OKCupid account with real picture/info, but listed as a furry and a brony.
  • Pees In the Pants: Drink beer with no bathroom break until someone pees their pants.
  • Porn with the Parents: Watch "adult videos" with your parents.
  • Bottle of A1: Drink a bottle of A1 Steak Sauce.

    You can also vote by clicking the "Share to Dare" button on the Cheap Thrills website!

    The acclaimed comic thriller Cheap Thrills is now available exclusively on the Movies On Demand platform of Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks cable systems, prior to its March 21st theatrical and digital VOD release. Cheap Thrills joins a select few titles to receive pre-theatrical debuts exclusively on cable.

    The directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills was acquired by Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment, following its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the "Midnighters Audience Award." Cinedigm holds the home entertainment distribution rights, including DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital platforms.

    Synopsis
    Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.

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    The Crypt 3D Poised for International Premiere; New Artwork and More!

    Dread Central - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:02

    Word's coming in that The Crypt is finally completed and will have its premiere on March 1st at the Fantasporto International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal, where it’s an official selection for the competition. To celebrate, we have a new behind-the-scenes still and one-sheet for you!

    The Crypt is billed as an homage to the 70’s box office phenomenon The Exorcist. It’s a modern retelling of the classic tale for today’s youth that includes all the elements of social media and is available in 3D for a fun-filled night of scary entertainment.

    Check out the goods below after the synopsis.

    Synopsis
    It’s Saturday night, and two partying teens looking for a little excitement take their dates down to the crypt of a 15th century convent. With video camera in hand, the boys are out to show the girls a good time and create their own YouTube sensation. Things go wrong from the start as the teens find themselves trapped in the catacombs of the convent. The tombs have their own history, and the teens are faced with the demons that rule the underworld.

    The next day the teens’ dead bodies are found, and a police investigation begins. Left behind and discovered by church officials is the video recorder, which is the evidence that sets into motion a clandestine effort by the clergy to conceal what actually happened.

    Called into service is a special member of the church. Brought in from Rome, his job is to rid the convent of its demons by performing an exorcism. Things get even scarier when the “specialist” himself becomes possessed. The demons now appear unstoppable.

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    Go tomb raiding in the comments section below!

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    [Exclusive] Stream And Download Varien's "Bring Me Their Bones"

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 15:00

    Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with producer/composer Varien to bring you an exclusive first listen to a dark, evil new track entitled “Bring Me Their Bones”. But not only can you give it a listen, you can also download it for free! I’d try to describe it, but Varien did it far better than I ever could, saying, “This is a track heavily inspired by horror movie soundtracks and the sound design behind them. I wanted to set the stage of a cult in the woods practicing ancient black magick and just aim for the most brutal, dark sound possible.” Head down below to give it a listen!

    Varien is hard at work on his debut album, which has no determined release date as yet. However, you can pick up Varien’s compilation album Pick Your Poison Volume 2 via FiXT.

    Varien on-line:
    Official Website
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Soundcloud
    YouTube
    Instagram


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    Reminder! The LA Screenings, Q&A's And VHS Giveaways For 'Almost Human' Start TONIGHT!

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:30

    That’s right. Tonight we’re hosting the opening of Almost Human at Arena Cinema Hollywood (tickets here). IFC Midnight has it on limited screens and VOD (like iTunes) right now but Arena Cinema is the place to be!

    Why? There will be a contest at each screening where audience winners can win a rare limited edition VHS copy of the film! Since Almost Human is a lovingly meticulous throwback to the bygone era of that format – this is definitely a fitting prize.

    We’ll be hosting the 9:20PM and 11PM screenings of the film that night. Writer/director Joe Begos will be on hand along with the film’s stars Graham Skipper and Josh Ethier. We’ll be hosting a Q&A with them before the 9:20 showing. If you’re coming to the 11PM show that’s fine too, since we’ll be doing an intro/conversation with them before that showing starts.

    Arena Cinema Hollywood is located at 1625 North Las Palmas Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028. I’ll see you there.

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    Vampire Romance 'Only Lovers Left Alive' OST Coming To Vinyl

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:00

    The soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive is now available for pre-order via ATP Festival on both CD and vinyl (180 gram 2xLP with download code). The score was composed primarily by Jozef Van Wissem with SQÜRL although there is a track by Yasmine Hamdan.

    The film stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Tilda Swinton (Constantine) and is, “…centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.

    Head below for a soundtrack sample and the trailer.


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    [OMFG] This Horrifying Monkey Toy Rips Its Own Face Off And Laughs At You!!

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:46

    Update: These terrifying bears can be found at Scare Bears!

    Wow. While I think the “normal face” for this doll needs some work to up the shock factor of the final reveal, I have to thoroughly applaud the gory punchline and the fact that this thing sadistically laughs at you. So, while I hope this is just a beta for a more refined product, I’m in. It’s nuts! I want one now!!

    Thanks to reader “Gumbo Malloy” for sending this along!

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    'The Returned' Clip Proclaims That "They Aren't Zombies"

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:08

    LevelFILM is preparing for the release of their zombie thriller The Returned – from Spanish genre producers Filmax – later this month.

    Gearing up for the resurrection, we have a new clip from the Kris Holden-Reid, Emily Hampshire and Shawn Doyle starrer directed by Manuel Carballo. The thriller comes from the producers behind the [REC] franchise.

    The Canadian-Spanish co-production between Ramaco Media and Filmax follows “a young couple hiding a long-held secret in a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives but their retroviral drug is running out.

    The film is now in limited theaters and on various VOD platforms.

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    Check Out This Band: RPWL

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:00

    It’s time for me to suggest another band for you, the lovely BD readers! This time I’m suggesting Munich, Germany’s progressive rock band RPWL, who have their new album Wanted coming out on April 1st via Gentle Art Of Music/E1. The band originally began as a Pink Floyd cover band and the influences of this are readily apparent (I say this in the best way possible). They released their first album, God Has Failed, in 2000 and have since steadily released either studio or live albums.

    The band’s previous album, Beyond Man And Time?, tackled the themes of Neitzsche. But for Wanted, the band turned to a more difficult topic: the ultimate liberation of the spirit. Heavily influenced by Plato, the album features 10 tracks that “…tell a compelling story of courage, doubt, bravery, the unconditional desire to never give in and, ultimately, the belief in what is right.

    Head on below for a teaser of Wanted (which you can pre-order here) as well as the track “Unchain The Earth”.

    RPWL online:
    Official Website
    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube

    Wanted Track Listing
    01. Revelation
    02. Swords And Guns
    03. A Short Cut Line
    04. Wanted
    05. Hide And Seek
    06. Disbelief
    07. Misguided Thought
    08. Perfect Day
    09. The Attack
    10. A New Dawn


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    LA! See 'Child's Play 2' On 35MM This Saturday With John Lafia And Don Mancini!!

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:03

    Ack! Now I kinda wish I didn’t watch Child’s Play 2 twice in the past couple of months, because now BD alum Brian Collins is showing it as part of his great HMAD branded series of midnight shows. This is my favorite of the Chucky movies and once you revisit it there’s a chance you’ll see why. Added bonus? Director John Lafia and screenwriter (of the entire franchise) Don Mancini will be there for a pre-movie Q&A. As always, tickets are a dirt cheap $8.

    It all goes down this Saturday, February 22nd at 11:59 PM at the New Beverly Cinema.

    The theater is at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036, two blocks west of La Brea. You can get tickets here.

    Top poster by Jacopo Tenani. Bottom poster by BC.

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    Hi-Res Image Gallery For The Butcher Bros.' 'Holy Ghost People'

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:01

    Holy Ghost People, the latest genre film from Mitchell Altieri, one half of “The Butcher Brothers” (The Hamiltons, its sequel The Thompsons, as well as April Fool’s Day and The Violent Kind) is set to be released on VOD and iTunes on February 18 and in theaters February 21 by XLrator Media.

    Starring Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, Cameron Richardson and Roger Aaron Brown, the film begins on the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord – a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. It World Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

    Check out the full image gallery inside and then click here for Evan’s review.

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    Red Band Trailer For Ti West's 'The Sacrament' Brings On The Cult Massacre!

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:34

    I might be the only employee of this site that has yet to see the latest feature from Ti West, The Sacrament (read our review). I’m hoping that will change soon because the trailer looks great! It looks like West has brought a lot of atmosphere, always his strong suit, to the faux doc format. The performances also look strong across the board. It doesn’t hurt that I’m a fan of Seimetz, Bowen and Swanberg – but they all seem to be stepping outside of their comfort zones a bit here and landing nicely as they do so.

    Directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S) and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno), the film stars Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men). It opens on VOD platforms May 5 with a Limited theatrical run beginning on June 6.

    “The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

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    [Exclusive] NSFW Video Premiere: Xiu Xiu "El Naco"

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:00

    Some of the most unsettling and terrifying scenes in horror come from Japanese films. Audition, Kairo, One Missed Call, and more featured scenes that worked their way under my skin and scraped their filthy nails right along my spine. That feeling is what I’m reminded of with this music video premiere.

    We’re teaming up with avant-garde group Xiu Xiu to bring you their video for “El Naco”, which is a dark, abusive BDSM tale that is NSFW due to nudity, strong sexual themes, and implied violence (with very visual blood). The song comes from the band’s latest album Angel Guts: Red Classroom, which is based upon the Japanese film of the same name (warning: link NSFW). I don’t want to give away any more, so head on below to see this unsettling, eerie video, which was directed by John C. Clark.

    You can order your copy of Angel Guts: Red Classroom via Polyvinyl Records.

    Xiu Xiu online:
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    Atlus Shares 'Daylight' Release Date, Price, Nifty Twitch Integration

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:00

    Last week, Atlus and developer Zombie Studios teased a nebulous April release for their supernatural horror game Daylight. Now that’s been narrowed down to April 8, so mark you calendars and make sure you have enough to cover its $14.99 price tag, because doesn’t look like a game you’ll want to miss.

    These details were paired with the reveal of a nifty feature that gives strangers the power to make the game even more than it already is. Say you’re watching a Twitch stream where someone’s playing a bit of Daylight, exploring, seeking, solving puzzles. Zombie Studios has found a very clever way to integrate Twitch into the experience by letting live-stream viewers type words into the chat which then trigger in-game audio events.

    Atlus has no plans on releasing the full list of words, but I’m very much looking forward to seeing what these audio cues entail. I think my first word will be sploosh.

    Daylight will arrive on April 8 for PC and PlayStation 4.

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    [TV] Next On "Hannibal": Four Clips Preview Episode 2.01, "Kaiseki"

    bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:58

    NBC’s critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” returns at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) next Friday(!), February 28 following “Grimm” after the previously-announced conclusion of the 10-episode run of “Dracula.”

    We scored four clips that preview the premiere episode, 2.01, “Kaiseki,” “With Will still in custody for the murder of Abigail, Dr. Lecter steps in to help when bodies wash up on a riverbank. The big question is whether or not Dr. Bloom will be able to help Will regain his memories.

    From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

    The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-star.

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