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Gillian Anderson Takes On the ‘Robot Overlords’ This Coming March

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:14

Grabbers director Jon Wright will pit “The X-Files” and “Hannibal” thesp Gillian Anderson, Callan McAuliffe, and even Ben Kingsley against Robot Overlords.

The film is set to open March 19, 2015 in the UK, and begins when “Earth is conquered by robots from a distant galaxy; survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

In robot-occupied Britain, city centres are devastated and a gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under robot threat. Intimidating sentries patrol the streets; snipers are merciless death machines. The Mediator is deceptively childlike but unnervingly coercive. The robot base is The Cube, a massive mother-ship that dominates the horizon.

Check out the first trailer, courtesy of Fabien M.

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Someone Made the Pipe Mug From ‘The Cabin In the Woods’!

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:06

One of everyone’s favorite scenes in the 2012 The Cabin In the Woods is when one of the characters busts out his coffee mug, which turns into a giant pipe. While the moviegoing community collectively fantasized about it, one went out and actually made it a reality!

Iron Man Design has a patent pending on the illustrious Coffee Pipe Mug, as seen in the movie!

Here’s the deets:

Designed to have the mobility of a travel coffee mug, then easily and quickly telescopes out into a water pipe for smoking tobacco! This one of a kind unique smoking pipe looks like a standard travel coffee mug that you can take with you on the go. It compacts into the the same size as a standard travel 20 oz mug. When it’s time to smoke tobacco, simply unsnap the bottom and telescope the device out. Perfect for your tobacco smoking needs. The handle of the coffee cup then unscrews and is inserted into the base. The mouthpiece that you smoke from is located on the top horizontal portion of the handle. Very easy to use design!. The ultimate coffee mug pipe!

They say it will be available for purchase soon, so bookmark the site and frequent it if you’re dying to get your hands on one.

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Top 5 Horror Movies From Upon A Burning Body’s Sal Dominquez

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:00

San Antonio, TX metal band Upon A Burning Body have been making a serious name for themselves since the release of their debut album The World Is Ours. In the four years since then, they’ve release two albums and embarked on countless tours, including an upcoming run alongside Asking Alexandria, Chelsea Grin, Blessthefall, and The Family Ruin.

So, what better way to spend your time on the road than watching horror movies a few horror movies, right? That’s why we’ve gotten guitarist Sal Dominquez to submit his Top 5 horror movies, which you can see on the following pages.

Buy the band’s latest album The World Is My Enemy Now via iTunes.

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Marilyn Manson Announces N. American Tour Dates

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:54

Marilyn Manson, the Antichrist Superstar himself, has announced a N. American tour that will take place in early 2015 in support of his upcoming album The Pale Emperor. The tour will take place primarily in the US with one date in Canada.

Tickets go on sale this Friday and all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of the new album upon its release date (1/20/15). The full touring schedule can be seen below.

Joining Marilyn Manson on the national headlining tour will be album collaborator and guitarist Tyler Bates, longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.

Tour dates:
1/21 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
1/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
1/24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
1/26 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
1/27 – Long Island, NY – Paramount
1/28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
1/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
1/31 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem
2/2 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
2/3 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
2/5 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
2/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
2/9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/11 – Denver, CO – Filmore
2/13 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
2/14 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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Alternate ‘V/H/S: Viral’ Poster Delivers Phallic Terror

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:37

V/H/S: Viral is NOW on VOD platforms (with a limited theatrical run slated for November 21st), and Magnet has give our friends at AITH an awesome alternate one-sheet from Nacho Vigalondo’s insane demonic segment that’s loaded with phallic imagery.

The new tape features segments directed by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl, the incredible The ABCs of Death segment “D Is for Dogfight”), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Gregg Bishop (The Other Side, Dance of the Dead), as well as Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring).

“A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame—obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell—bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death.”

Patrick Lawrie, Emmy Argo, Heather Hayes, Jessica Luza, John Curran, Justin Welborn, Mary Ralston, Michael Aaron Milligan, Gustavo Salmerón, Marian Álvarez, Xavi Daura, Esteban Navarro, Nick Blanco, Chase Newton, Shane Bradey and Jayden Robison star.

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[TV] Sean Bean Investigates “The Frankenstein Chronicles”

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:21

ITV has ordered six-part period crime drama “The Frankenstein Chronicles” to be produced by Rainmark Films, reports Deadline.

Billed as a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth, the series will star Sean Bean, pictured, as Inspector John Marlott.

Set in 1827 London, the drama begins when Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel recruits Marlott after a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers. As Marlott stands on the water’s edge contemplating the arrests, he makes a shocking discovery: A corpse washed up on the shore is not what it seems at first glance. Instead, it’s a crude assembly of body parts arranged in a grotesque parody of a human form. The mutilated child-like body leaves an indelible impression on Marlott who is tasked by Peel with tracking the perpetrator of this heinous crime. As he investigates, Marlott discovers that what he’s dealing with is more horrific than he could possibly have imagined.

Blending the investigation and horror genres, it hails from Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (RKO 281, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). It has been commissioned for air on ITV’s subscription channel ITV Encore, the first original drama for the pay outlet since it launched earlier this year. Shooting starts in Northern Ireland in January.

“Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London,” says Ross. “He discovers an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, and murder for profit. The rational evidence points first one way, and then another as he contemplates a frightening alternate scenario.”

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Boring Date Turns Into Bloody Mess: ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Clip

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:14

Ever wonder what happens when a vampire hits the main artery?

This new clip from What We Do In the Shadows (read our review) answers the question when it rains blood all over your computer screen. The set up is spectacular being that his “date” was a complete snooze.

Metrodome will release in UK cinemas November 21.

The film is a mockumentary/comedy written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Men In Black 3) and Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).

Diving deep into the throes of vampire life in New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadows introduces us to age-old vampire flatmates Vladislav (862 years old, played by Clement) Viago (379 years old, played by Waititi), Deacon (183 years old) and Petyr (8,000 years old). Stuck in their antiquated ways, they struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs. Enter 20-something hipster Nick, who Petyr turns to get an inside education on the modern world. What follows includes a whole lot of discovery: from fashion to technology and even a little feeling — all laced in continuous hilarity, of course.”

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[Next On] “The Walking Dead” Ep. 5.07, ‘Crossed’ Sneak Peak and Promo

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:07

Clark raved about last night’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead,” and buzz around the show is that it has finally found its footing (surprising in its fifth season).

AMC hopes to carry the momentum into next week’s Episode 5.07, ‘Crossed,’ in which some members hold down the church while the others are on a rescue mission.

Here’s the promo and the first sneak peak for those dying to see what’s next.

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Fiery New Look at Vin Diesel In ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:45

The flames burn bright around 13th century Kaulder, played by Vin Diesel.

Diesel shared a new look at his character in Summit Entertainment’s The Last Witch Hunter, recently set for release on October 23, 2015.

Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine also star with The Crazies‘ Breck Eisner directing.

Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter (Vin Diesel) is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

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Heavy Metal Horror ‘Deathgasm’ Gushes With Bodily Fluids! (Exclusive)

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:08

Hailing out of New Zealand, and from the people behind Stake Land, Late Phases, Starry Eyes, The Innkeepers, House of the Devil (MPI/Dark Sky), ABCs of Death and Housebound (Ant Timpson), comes a rockin’ new horror comedy that’s going to blow your collective minds.

Bloody Disgusting caught an early first look at the sales promo and a clip from Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm, a heavy metal horror movie that stars Milo Cawthorne, James Blake and Kimberley Crossman.

Starting with the clip, imagine Evil Dead 2, only Ash beats the deadites to death with a giant double-sided dildo before ripping the cord on a chainsaw to deliver a bloody final blow! Yeah, it’s that insane. But that’s nothing compared to the sales promo, which rains blood to tunes similar to old school Megadeth. The above image is deceiving, and actually hilarious considering the absolute bonkers movie that awaits. Deathgasm is the horror film to watch for in 2015 – all hail Baphomet!

“Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers… It’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.”

Produced in association with the New Zealand Film Commission and MPI Media Group, Deathgasm is said to satisfy metalheads and splatter fans alike as it will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it.

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Check This Band Out: Thee Massacre

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:00

Time for another band for you fine readers to check out! This time I’m bringing you Minnesotan metal band Thee Massacre, who fully embrace the concept of “horror metal”, crafting a style this is theatrical and vicious. The band utilizes horror samples and cinematic keys to create what sounds to me like a far heavier version of Dog Fashion Disco.

Honestly, I’d compare this band to a slasher film. It’s meant to be aggressive yet fun and playful.

Below you can listen to their debut EP Horror, which you can purchase via Bandcamp.

Horror by Thee Massacre

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[TV Review] “The Walking Dead”: Episode 5.06, ‘Consumed’

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:14

 “Consumed” delivered an extremely gripping chapter of The Walking Dead, following Daryl and Carol’s search for Beth.

While the surface elements at play were in top form,  it’s the deeply personal analysis of what brought these two characters to where they are currently, both physically and emotionally that packs the most weight. There is a theme of reflection, in perhaps the most potent and complex psychological study we’ve seen thus far in the series.

With countless instances of Carol’s reflection cast on glass surfaces, the dark and foreboding mirror image of the highway leading into Atlanta, this episode was packed with imagery of change. Something that shines through every moment both internally and externally. 

This is an infiltration mission, and an exciting one at that. Daryl and Carol follow the marked car back into the ruined city of Atlanta, and the excitement is palpable. The change of scenery is commanding, cementing the hopeless state of the world, as empty blackened buildings stand claimed by the dead.

It’s a thrill to traverse these areas again, especially with these two characters. As soon they enter the city, the threat looms with legions of walkers pouring out of the darkness towards our duo’s stalled vehicle. While escape is easily achieved, the sanctuary, which end’s up being some temporary housing once visited by Carol in another life, brings back painful memories of her past. A theme that was constantly explored in various situations from that point on.

Watching these two search for clues in an attempt to track down Beth’s captors was just awesome. They work much like a well oiled machine. Their complete confidence once stripped of their weapons by a desperate Noah is empowering and thrilling. I don’t know if an episode of this show has got me this pumped up since the fall of the prison. It was a much different kind of thrill, but every bit as potent.

The constant revelations on Carol’s mental state, told in part through flashbacks really got to me. These glimpses over the course of the episode are fantastic. We’re shown that Carol’s role at the prison allowed her to be the person she always thought she should be, and the utter sense of defeat she suffered after her exile. While her discovery of the fall of her former home, and the horrible loss of her adopted children left her empty inside.

It was made obvious that Carol still maintained the desire to keep her new found strength and willingness to make those tough calls, but her experiences left her with a profound fear of loss. A fear that almost made her abandon the group, if for no other reason than to spare herself from losing anyone else.

How the writers played all of this off of Daryl’s character, and the strong, compassionate man he’s become, was nothing short of brilliant. A device strengthened by some expertly crafted pacing and dialogue. The fact that a single episode could be this packed with character, while showcasing all the action, intrigue and suspense we’ve come to love, is simply stunning. I was completely engaged from start to finish.

The seriously haunting score by the incredible Bear McCreary combined with some seriously bad ass set design and the overall visual atheistic of the locals put this episode over the edge of awesome. The atmosphere practically oozed off my screen, inspiring me with a sense of loss, dread, and confidence all at once.

In one of my favorite instances of this, our dynamic duo investigates a van belonging to the people they’re after. Said van dangles precariously over the edge of an interchange while being pursued by walkers on either side. How this scene played out in the end was a little improbable (the van probably would’ve landed on it’s roof), but it was awesome none the less.

And how about finding out how Carol ended up in the clutches of our insanity besieged boys in blue?

So much for the intentional infiltration angle, but this is much more compelling as we now know that rescue will not come from within, but from our main cast of characters after Daryl’s return with Noah.

This to me was an episode that makes me wish there was a rating higher than 5. An episode that shows an incredible level of story telling finesse, while driving home one of the most important points that could be illustrated on this show: there is no such thing as a straight path in this world. A point that has drawn a certain amount of contention in previous episodes when character’s didn’t act the way the were ‘supposed’ to, or the way their previous characterization dictated they should.

These characters are constantly struggling to find who they are in any given moment. A fact illustrated in part by the role reversal undergone in regards to Noah’s fate in this very episode. When it comes to motivations and snap decisions, there are no constants, much like in our world. This is something I always wanted to see addressed in a more targeted fashion, and this did the job perfectly.

I’m absolutely shitting my pants to see what comes next, and as of this moment I’m anticipating what may end up being the finest mid season finale in The Walking Dead history two weeks from now.

What did you think of “Consumed?”

Were you disappointed in the lack of romance between Carol and Daryl?

Where do we go from here?

Can The Walking Dead continue its hot streak?

Are we heading back into Atlanta full force come mid season?

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Which Horror Movies Surprised You With How Good They Were?

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 16:00

Last week I posed a question: What horror movies disappointed you? It gave you all a chance to think about the movies that were hyped up and got great reviews only for you to see it and think, “What the hell?”

In today’s day and age, we seem to focus a great deal on what we dislike, what offends us, what brings us down. So, let’s take that negativity and turn it completely around by focusing on the opposite to the original question and ask ourselves, “What horror movies did we think were going to suck but actually turned out to be really good!”

I’ve got a few examples of movies that I thought were going to be dreadful but instead left me really surprised and entertained. Check them out and then leave a comment with your choices!

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The Predator Stalks His Prey In DayZ

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:52

Okay, so it’s not actually the Predator, but this is still pretty damn awesome!

While playing some DayZ, YouTube user LastStandGamer stumbled upon a forest encampment where two players were attempting to sleep through the night. After all, a long day of scavenging and hunting will get one all sorts of knackered out!

However, instead of letting them enjoy their surely well deserved rest, LastStandGamer cracked open his Predator soundboard and began issuing those signature clicks and roars that made this extraterrestrial beast so terrifying. As one would expect, the two gamers began shooting wildly in any direction they could think and then proceeded to GTFO.

Just another day in the lovely universe of DayZ.

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Stolen “American Horror Story” Script Pages Reveal Major Spoilers

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 18:14

Is Pepper the key to it all?

The scum over at TMZ have confirmed that the various seasons of FX’s “American Horror Story” in fact do connect, while also revealing some explosive news.

According to the site, a script from a critical scene of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” has been STOLEN and is being shopped around to media outlets.

The theft occurred on set during a filming last week in New Orleans, and they’re told one of the actors was reading a script and left some pages behind and someone pilfered them.

As for what’s being shopped … it’s only one page but it is hugely important. They say it involves Pepper the pinhead and a scene that reveals how she ended up in the Briarcliff Manor during Season 2, “Asylum.”

It sounds as if the site has read the page that was presumably shopped to them.

We reported on some connections back on November 4 that bring Elsa into the “Asylum” world as well.

What have you guys caught in the past few weeks? Any other major connections?

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Sony to Release ‘Evil Dead’ Director’s ‘Man In the Dark’!

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:29

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the thriller A Man In the Dark from Ghost House Pictures and director Fede Alvarez, Bloody Disgusting is told.

In A A Man In the Dark, three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with a million dollars in hiding. When they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.

“We’re thrilled to be in business again with the creative team behind Evil Dead, and to back Fede on his next picture,” stated Bersch. “He and Rodo (Sayagues) have crafted a screenplay that keeps you on the edge of your seat and we look forward to bringing the movie to audiences worldwide.”

Sony Pictures Entertainment has a long and successful history collaborating with Ghost House Pictures that includes six #1 box office hits, most recently Alvarez’s Evil Dead, the hit retelling of Sam Raimi’s classic which grossed nearly $100 million in worldwide box office.

Alvarez, who is set to direct, co-wrote the script with partner Rodo Sayagues. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Erin Westerman will oversee for the company.

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‘Dying Light’ Epic Fails Compilation Dishes Out the Pain

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:51

Developer Techland is looking to recreate the success and comically large piles of money Dead Island made them with a similarly themed zombie bash ‘em up game, Dying Light.

The major difference with this game is it injects the already insanely addictive formula — according to my sources, it goes something like big virtual sandbox + hordes of ghouls + fun ways to kill those ghouls = money — with a bit of freerunning.

Unfortunately, as fun as it is to parkour over a unsuspecting zombie so you can do a majestic pirouette and swivel kick it in the jaw, sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan.

Dying Light arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 27, 2015.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 161: Carpenter Brut “Le Perv”

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:30

Sometimes all it takes to find something amazing is to turn to your friends and have an open ear. Such was the case when my pal Zach Shildwachter turned me onto Silver Strain, the directing crew behind this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week.

I was particularly drawn to their video for Carpenter Brut‘s “Le Perv”, which is HIGHLY NSFW! Done as an homage to Lucio Fulci, the video is gloriously shot and aged in such a way that I honestly felt like I was watching an Italian giallo/horror film. This really is a fantastic video that is right up the alley of any horror fan.

“Le Perv” comes from the group’s first EP, which you can snag via Bandcamp.

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Laura Makes a Cameo in This ‘The Evil Within’ Video

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:24

I have a deep, unconditional love for video game concept art. I’ve talked about my obsession before, but you’d have to read my stuff fairly regularly to know that I collect hardcover art books. None of that flimsy cover nonsense, no sir. What do I look like, some sort of peasant? If you’re not willing to drop some extra cash for the premium stuff, you may as well be collecting old newspapers.

This love for video game art makes this video extra special for someone such as myself, as it follows Ikumi Nakamura, lead concept artist on The Evil Within.

And because my shamelessness knows no bounds, below you’ll find my playthrough of the game’s first chapter:

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‘Escape Dead Island’ Launch Trailer Goes Sploosh

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:56

With its arrival less than a week away, Deep Silver has released a launch trailer for Escape Dead Island. This will be the latest spinoff of their popular series of zombie genocide simulators set in tropical locales, following the free-to-play MOBA (I refuse to call it a ZOMBA any longer), Dead Island: Epidemic.

What separates this game from the rest is its cel-shaded art style — a first for the series — budget price ($39.99) and the creative naming of its lead character, a one Cliff Calo.

Escape Dead Island releases on November 18 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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