Around these parts we've been fans of William Butler ever since his roles in Night of the Living Dead (1990) and Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III so any time we hear that he's involved in something new, we take notice. Case in point...
From the Press Release
Producer-director-writer William Butler’s Transition Entertainment has been inked to a first-look deal by Starz Animation’s Film Roman.
Butler and his Transition team, which includes three-time Emmy Award® winner John Vulich, will work with Film Roman’s General Manager, Head of Production Dana Booton to assist in the development and creation of animated and live-action content for all platforms.
“Film Roman has long established itself as one of the premier companies for creators to thrive. The Transition Entertainment team is extremely proud to contribute to their exciting slate of projects,” said William Butler, President, Transition Entertainment. “Our partnership with Film Roman comes at a perfect time as the digital platform continues to rapidly grow and the demand for new entertainment increases.”
Butler has recently completed producing and writing duties on the half-hour comedy pilot "Waffle Hut" (Transition Entertainment) and is currently producing/directing the fourth season of Disney’s "Game On." Butler previously wrote and directed the horror-thriller Madhouse (Lionsgate/Lakeshore) and thriller Furnace (Melee Entertainment/Genius).
Transition Entertainment has also written and produced several live theater shows in Los Angeles, including the improv comedy "The Chuck Rivers Show," a satirical send-up of a 1970's style talk show featuring a rotating cast of comedy veterans including Laird Macintosh (The Groundlings Theatre & School), Frank Caeti (“MADtv”), Ryan Gaul (“House of Lies”), Sam Pancake (“Lovespring International”), Jordan Black (“Community”), Julie Brown (“Melissa and Joey”), and Maile Flanagan (“Lab Rats”). “The Chuck Rivers Show” was recently selected to The Groundlings 40th Anniversary Show lineup in May 2014.
It's uncertain if any of the above will lead to quality horror projects, but knowing Bill, we wouldn't doubt it at all. Stay tuned.
Blanc/Biehn Productions has announced another new project, Fembot, which will see a release date in the fall of 2015; and we have the early details for you right here, including a very familiar name listed among the film's credits.
Fembot will star Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, The Victim, The Divide) and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Everly, Wrong Cops, The Victim, "Dark Angel") and introduces Martin Richard Kristek to Hollywood. Additional cast members will be announced next month.
The film will be directed by editor Vance Crofoot (Treachery, The Victim) and written by our own Staci Layne Wilson.
Fembot marks Biehn's first robot movie since The Terminator and Blanc-Biehn's first super-human story since "Dark Angel."
During a recent trip to Vienna, the couple met Kristek (see all three pictured below), who made a lasting impression on them with his charisma as a European actor and DJ as well as his message and views on the subject of renewable energies. Kristek, owner and CEO of Care-Energy and ESCO, supplies over 380,000 customers in Germany with renewable, sustainable energy. His company’s work creates the greatest possible independence of energy at socially acceptable prices. Currently he is set to internationalize his energy service company.
But first he'll have a supporting role in the film as a solar energy provider working with the inventor of the Fembot.
"I am so excited to work with Martin on this project. I found him to be one of the most interesting, smart, and talented people I have met in a long time," says Biehn.
"We think Kristek will be a wonderful character in this film," adds Blanc-Biehn.
Imagine a world in the not-too-distant future in which your every whim and desire can be fulfilled by a beautiful, charming, and sexually adventurous female robot. Thanks to ingenious scientific advances and potency provided by benevolent green energy eco-power plants, these “Fembots” are a dream come true. She’s lifelike, responsive, warm, and soft to the touch -- she even smells like cotton candy. What man wouldn’t want one?
Wealthy entrepreneur Zayden Beckett (Biehn) can’t wait to invest... both professionally and personally. Beckett test-drives a few Fembot models before he settles on Arla, the most intelligent of the lot and specially programmed just for him. Unfortunately, the devious inventor of the Fembot has cut corners with Arla, using a different, inferior energy source. She develops a mind of her own and a thought process which allows for jealousy. When Beckett begins to fall in love with a real woman, Arla goes on the attack.
Fembot serves as a warning, a wake-up call for the viewer: Beware of the temptations of the virtual reality – because in the end you might find yourself out in a real world that’s more fiction than fact, where nothing is real anymore. Fembot is a thrilling and erotic, energy-conscious sci-fi suspense film.
Production begins in July 2014 with plans to premiere the film in 2015 so expect lots more later this year.
For more on all of the company's current projects, "like" Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb, @michaelbiehn, and @blancbiehnfilms.
This season of "Bates Motel" is off to a killer start, and if you're all caught up and ready to look ahead, here's a preview of next week's Episode 2.05, "The Escape Artist."
"Bates Motel" Episode 2.05 - "The Escape Artist" (airs 3/31/14)
Norman (Freddie Highmore) trusts Cody (Paloma Kwiatkowski) with a family secret. Dylan (Max Thieriot) finds himself fighting for his life as Zane’s (Michael Eklund) war escalates.
Meanwhile, Norma (Vera Farmiga) makes a deal with a mysterious man (Michael O'Neill) to help stop the bypass.
The final one-sheet hit the Internet for director Zack Parker's horror feature Proxy (review). Look for the flick on VOD April 18 with a DVD release to follow.
Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg all star.
A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
Proxy is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up Artist James Ojala. Proxy was shot on location in Eastern Indiana.
The International Business Times has landed the first bit of concept art for Universal's upcoming Jurassic World, and we have a look at the majesty that is the new Jurassic Park attraction right here for you!
Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson star.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World, which is set to hit theaters June 12, 2015.
Look for more as it comes.
A "dead old guy with a mysterious evil plan" seems to figure prominently in upcoming events on "The Vampire Diaries," and here's a look at a new promo for the show that was first shown during the March 22nd "TVD" panel at PaleyFest 2014.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.17 - "Rescue Me" (airs 3/27/14, 8-9pm)
MARKOS ARRIVES IN MYSTIC FALLS — In order to keep Stefan (Paul Wesley) from being harmed by Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh) and the Travelers, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppleganger. Caroline is surprised when Enzo opens up to her about his past.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) spend an awkward afternoon at Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) parent-teacher conference, where they hear bad news about his behavior at school. Afterwards, Damon reluctantly tells Elena upsetting news about Jeremy's personal life.
Bonnie (Kat Graham) has an unsettling encounter with Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) and learns more about his family history. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) fills Jeremy in on the rumors about the Travelers’ next move and demonstrates her considerable power.
Jeremy makes an unexpected deal with Liv, then makes a decision that is devastating to Elena. Stefan and Caroline share a special moment of friendship. Finally, a terrifying turn of events at the Travelers’ camp leads to the appearance of their mysterious leader, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian).
Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Brett Matthews and Neil Reynolds.
Talk about "uneasy"! Brothers Elijah and Klaus come close to blows in this clip from "The Originals" Episode 1.18, entitled "The Big Uneasy." Check it out, and let your anticipation grow for the show's April 15th return.
Along with the clip and the ep's official synopsis, we also have a look at the new trailer that aired during the show's March 22nd panel at PaleyFest 2014.
"The Originals" Episode 1.18 - "The Big Uneasy" (airs 4/15/14, 8-9pm)
THE FEAST OF THE BLESSINGS - Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) asks Elijah (Daniel Gillies) to allow her coven to publicly celebrate a traditional feast day, where members of the community offer the witches gifts in return for blessings.
Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and Genevieve disagree over what the ancestors want from them, and Genevieve reveals her plan to build the witches' power.
When Elijah focuses his attention on restoring their home to its former glory, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) accuses him of doing it only to impress Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Next, Klaus sets a new plan in motion by finding Cary (guest star Jesse Boyd), a werewolf from his own line, and sending him off to find a missing piece of family history.
Marcel lets Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) in on his new plan to rebuild his power, but Diego (guest star Eka Darville) has his own ideas about the future. At the Feast of the Blessings, Monique and Genevieve try to use the ceremony to teach Davina (Danielle Campbell) a lesson, but Klaus intervenes and gives Davina a surprisingly important gift.
While Hayley struggles to decide where her loyalties should lie, the ceremony explodes into violence. Leah Pipes also stars.
Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre and Michael Russo.
It was late October when we last heard anything about the Prometheus sequel, but today word has come that a (re)writer has been found to polish the script along with a few other details about what we might be seeing in it.
Per The Wrap, after working with Ridley Scott on a new Blade Runner movie, Michael Green ("Smallville," "Heroes," Green Lantern) has been hired to rewrite Prometheus 2 for 20th Century Fox. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) wrote the original draft of the screenplay.
In addition, multiple sources told the site that the “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March of 2016 is Prometheus 2 (unofficial title). Production could start as early as this fall, and the sequel will apparently be much more “Alien-y” and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise.
Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple "David" androids (portrayed by Michael Fassbender).
Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Original star Noomi Rapace is also expected to return.
In the original film: Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
News moves fast nowadays, but we're here to catch it and serve it up for you so that you don't miss anything. On tap right now are the first details on the recently confirmed "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Dig in!
According to Entertainment Weekly the series, returning this fall for its fourth season, is set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950. “Freak Show” finds Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.
Her “unusuals” include Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy, who will play performers whom Lange’s character has rescued.
Adds the site, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return.
“Freak Show’s” 13 episodes will follow this group as they do anything to keep their business afloat.
2012 saw the release of Underworld: The Awakening, the fourth installment in the mega-popular Underworld franchise, which introduced Selene and Michael's hybrid daughter, Eve. Will Eve become the new Selene in future installments? Read on for details!
Bloody Disgusting reports that they've learned Screen Gems is actively developing a fifth installment in the series, tentatively titled Underworld: Next Generation. Though no plot details have been revealed, the title certainly implies that Eve will be the main protagonist of the film, but we can only speculate at this point in time.
Len Wiseman will produce, and the studio is currently seeking a writer and director. Kate Beckinsale is not yet officially attached, though that could of course change as the project inches its way closer to reality.
Are you tired of the Underworld franchise, or do you eagerly anticipate more stylized battles with vamps and lycans? Comment below and let us know!
All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters. Unlike the first film, the action will head outside in the sequel, which promises to be a fun expansion on the unique concept.
While we wait, check out a brand new image courtesy of the film's official Instagram account, which shows a bloody Frank Grillo looking ready to commit a crime!
The sequel also stars Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
We're just a few months away from the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which means that a whole lot of goodies will soon be coming our way to gear us up for the epic simian smackdown. Speaking of which, we've got one of those goodies for ya today so read on!
Empire has just scored an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, which peels back the curtain and shows the motion-capture magic in action. Toby Kebbell's alpha ape, Koba, rip-roars his way through a scene at the Ape Village in the awesome shot. Dig it!
Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species
For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).
After tonight's episode of "The Following," we'll be two thirds of the way through this season, and we're anxious to see the fallout from last week's reveal as Season 2 wraps up. If you are also, here are four sneak peeks of what's ahead in "Teacher's Pet."
"The Following" Episode 2.10 - "Teacher's Pet" (3/24/14, 9-10PM; repeats 3/29/14, 9-10PM)
RYAN HARDY COMES ONE STEP CLOSER TO JOE CARROLL -- As his power over the Korban cult grows, Joe sets a deadly plan in action using new acolytes to carry out his demands.
Meanwhile, Ryan and Max devise a plan to contact Joe in hopes of tracking down his whereabouts, and Weston meets with a face from the past
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang
Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; Emily Kinney as Mallory; Josh Salatin as Lucas; Theo Stockman as Patrick; Mackenzie Marsh as Tilda; Felix Solis as Agent Clarke; Gregg Henry as Dr. Strauss; Pico Alexander as Young Joe; John Lafayette as Captain Turner
NBC has released a pair of new stills from its reimagined "Rosemary's Baby," and they depict the happier moments of Rosemary's soon to be thrown into a Satan-fueled shitstorm of a life! Check 'em out!
The four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, is being directed by Agnieska Holland (In Darkness, "Treme"). Look for it sometime this summer.
It stars Zoe Saldana as Rosemary; Patrick J. Adams as her husband, Guy; Jason Isaacs as warlock/coven-leader Roman Castevet; Carole Bouquet as Margaux Castevet, a sophisticated and beautiful Parisian socialite who befriends young Rosemary; and Christina Cole as Julie, Rosemary’s spirited girlfriend.
"Rosemary’s Baby," produced by Lionsgate TV, is set in Paris. It was penned by Scott Abbott and James Wong and is exec produced by Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern with Saldana, Cisely Saldana, and Mariel Saldana producing.
Related News: NBC Unveils its First Promo Teaser for Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary and her husband, Guy, move into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both Guy and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
At the tail end of last week, we learned that Dimension Films/Blumhouse Productions had tapped a director for their upcoming Amityville movie, bringing Maniac remake helmer Franck Khalfoun into the infamous house.
Now we've got the very first casting details for the flick, formerly titled The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. Read on!
First up, our friends over on Bloody Disgusting broke the news over the weekend that Jennifer Jason Leigh (pictured) will topline the film, set to star as lead character Joan, a single mother who moves her three kids into the Amityville house, which of course has a very dark history.
The Wrap reports today that Disney Channel star Bella Thorne is also on board, likely being cast as one of Joan's three kids.
Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular horror franchise using a found-footage angle, but that idea has been dropped as the format appears to have fallen out of favor with discerning genre fans. Amityville remains scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.
Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala co-wrote the script and are expected to produce with Jason Blum of hit factory Blumhouse.
Eva Green is certainly riding high right now with 300: Rise of an Empire doing boffo box office and "Penny Dreadful" about to debut. Learn more about her "Dreadful" character, Vanessa Ives, along with Josh Hartnett's, Ethan Chandler.
In addition to the two character profiles mentioned above, Showtime has also released a new promo teaser for the show, entitled "Stitched." See it below.
"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.
"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!
"American Horror Story" writer Douglas Petrie was recently interviewed on the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast, where he revealed that a carnival theme was next on their macabre menu. Today Ryan Murphy confirmed with a new title... "American Horror Story: Freak Show."
The news came via his Twitter account. Earlier this year creator Ryan Murphy hinted that Season 4 will take place in two different time periods, mainly set in the 1950s, which is the only other piece of information we really know about the season thus far.
Last we heard, Jessica Lange will be returning for one more go at it, and both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett have also recently expressed interest in returning.
More as we learn it!
AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON FOUR: pic.twitter.com/6OHYzGjPMd
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2014
We've been talking about Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow for quite some time although we haven't heard much about it lately. That all changes tomorrow, March 25th, with the release of a new trailer, and right now you can watch a teaser of what's coming.
The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures sci-fi thriller is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
The screenplay was written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie, and Joby Harold.
Check back tomorrow for the full trailer, and look for the film in theatres on June 6, 2014.
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
On tap right now is a brand spanking new one-sheet for the upcoming flick L.A. Slasher that proves that after blondes have more fun, they usually end up tied to a chair and gutted. Such is life in the City of Angels.
From the Press Release
The buzzed about feature film L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), has recently completed post-production and is currently available for distribution.
L.A. Slasher sports an eclectic cast: Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (WWE superstar, Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”).
Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them. It is a biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous. L.A. Slasher explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent - purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior.
Says producer Wright, “We are very optimistic about the commercial success of L.A. Slasher, given the explosion of Twitter and Facebook followers on our social media platforms. It's pretty amazing."
Sollinger adds, “The L.A. Slasher is a character that everyone can relate to. He is angry and frustrated with the often toxic role celebrity plays in our society.”
Added writer and director Owen, “We are putting a funhouse mirror up to fame. The movie is vibrant and exciting, and I know whoever sees it will be changed.”
Using a meta casting angle which taps into pop culture zeitgeist, Mischa Barton plays a washed-up Actress, while Eric Roberts’ character is a Mayor who deals with a substance abuse problem. Porn star Tori Black is a Teen Mom who is the victim of “accidentally” released sex tapes, while teen crooner Drake Bell plays a teen Pop Star who spits in the face of his fans.
Riffing on familiar television/film tropes, Brooke Hogan also appears as a Reality TV Star along with a Socialite (portrayed by Korrina Rico), an Heiress (Elizabeth Morris), and real life scream queens Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Allison Kyler (Laid to Rest), and Carlee Baker (The Woman) portraying themselves. Actress Marisa Lauren appears as a Stripper with ambitions of fame, and Abigail Wright plays a Reporter trying to make sense of it all.
The world lost an amazing person today. Some truly shocking and tragic news is coming out of Virginia as GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) has passed on at the all too early age of just 50 years old.
According to MSN, officers were called to Brockie's home Sunday evening (March 23rd) and found the singer dead inside, Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said Monday. Detectives don't suspect foul play at this time, and the medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death, Waugh said.
The band, founded in 1984, is best known for its members' high-profile costumes and stage theatrics, but beneath it all they had a strong message and were anything but shy in terms of getting it out there and shouting it from the hilltops. Brockie was also a staple of the Adam Green and Joe Lynch show for FEARnet, "Holliston," in which Brockie as Oderus played Adam's friend and confidante.
Having met Dave a few times, I can honestly say he was one of the coolest and nicest guys we've run across in this crazy and at times ass-backwards business. He will be missed sorely by his friends, family, bandmates, and fans across the world. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to all.
Thank you, Dave... may you forever rock on, my brother! Horns held high.