Over the weekend, our very own Bree Ogden challenged me to letting her put together a BD Playlist that focused on her love of rapper Kanye West with the intention of convincing me that there’s actually a lot more behind him than I saw in mass media.
Now, I’m not one to back down from a challenge, especially when it comes to music. You want me to listen to something? You better believe I’ll check it out. Hell, I encourage people to send me music. I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to it right away (when life is busy, every second is precious) but I promise that I’ll get around to it.
Alright, Bree. Challenge accepted. I’m going to listen to these and get back to you. In the meantime, if anyone else wants to take on her challenge, feel free to venture forth!
Focus Features shared the official synopsis and new behind-the-scenes imagery from Insidious: Chapter 3, which will also see the release of its trailer in theaters this weekend.
Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, directs the third film.
The full cast of Insidious: Chapter 3 includes Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) starring alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
“This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.“
Focus Features will release Insidious: Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on Friday, May 29th, 2015.
“Glee” and “American Horror Story” creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are taking this new anthology concept to an entirely new level. And I’m quickly turning against it.
The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for comedy-horror anthology “Scream Queens,” says THR. The 15-episode hourlong comedy will premiere in the fall of 2015, with season one revolving around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.
The bad news is that this will allegedly be on FOX, not FX, which means it’s going to probably be garbage (I can’t stand “Sleepy Hollow”, “The Following” or any other of their awful genre trash).
But the icing on the cake is this hysterical quote from Murphy, who thinks he’s inventing some sort of subgenre called “comedy-horror.” LOL
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens,” Murphy told THR.
“We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror – and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to [Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support.”
To me, a horror comedy is something along the lines of SLiTHER. A comedy horror is a spoof, like Scary Movie. In my estimation, Murphy isn’t creating a new subgenre, he’s just talking big, because he can. The unfortunate truth is, “Scream Queens” is going to be on FOX, which means it’s going to be garbage catered to the general public while us horror fans roll our eyes. I’m already prepared for my parents’ 60-year-old friends saying to me, “I bet you like ‘Scream Queens,’ ” because, you know, it’s horror and I apparently like anything labeled as such.
Archstone Distribution’s Julia will premiere tomorrow night (Oct. 21) at the ongoing Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
Starring The Human Centipede‘s Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy and Joel De La Fuente, the pic is a neon-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, played by Williams, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.
In this exclusive clip you’ll see the title character reflecting on said “brutal trauma” and, presumably, preparing to take a stand.
Matthew Brown wrote and directed the pic.
Even in death, Jack the Ripper is causing people to be judged guilty until proven innocent.
Back in September we wrote about an article in which they claimed to have proven the identity of the illustrious Jack the Ripper.
They were wrong.
A 23-year-old Polish immigrant barber called Aaron Kosminski was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man who carried out the atrocities in 1888, according to a detailed analysis of DNA extracted from a silk shawl allegedly found at the scene of one of his murders, as The Independent recalls.
However, the scientist who carried out the DNA analysis has apparently made a fundamental error that fatally undermines his case against Kosminski – and once again throws open the debate over who the identity of the Ripper.
The apparent error, first noticed by crime enthusiasts in Australia blogging on the casebook.org website, has been highlighted by four experts with intimate knowledge of DNA analysis – including Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the inventor of genetic fingerprinting – who found that Dr Louhelainen made a basic mistake in analysing the DNA extracted from a shawl supposedly found near the badly disfigured body of Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes.
They say the error means no DNA connection can be made between Kosminski and Eddowes. Any suggestion therefore that the Ripper and Kosminski are the same person appears to be based on conjecture and supposition – as it has been ever since the police first identified Kosminksi as a possible suspect more than a century ago.
I guess the lesson here is, do your due diligence and don’t judge people until they’re proven guilty.
They’ve got their checklist, an exit strategy, and weapons. Now, they need other survivors…
AMC shared this crazy cheesy commercial for the Microsoft Surface in which fans of “The Walking Dead” prepare for a zombie apocalypse with the tablet.
At least they’re getting into the spirit of Halloween.
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the release of “Twilight Zone”: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set.
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.
With only 7,500 sets created, this limited edition 41-DVD box set is available on November 11, 2014.
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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 billboards
· Isolated music scores
Riffing on Monster Squad(?), the American Film Market is going to be introduced to 13 Films’ Ghost Squad.
The family horror comes from director Joel Souza and stars Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Just Go With It, Blended), Jennifer Grant, Madison Iseman, Phillip Wampler, Preston Strother, Carly Peeters, Will Spencer and Cade Sutton.
“After being challenged by the town bullies, three socially inept best friends must spend an entire night in a creepy county Mansion long rumored to be haunted.”
Chris Barish and Jim Valdez produce.
What would really happen if you could magically catapult into the fantasy land of your favorite toys? Probably just a lot of death. And this clip from the ABCs of Death 2 happily displays the horrors of that fantasy world perfectly.
Check out footage from easily the best of the 26 shorts from ABCs of Death 2, now on VOD platforms everywhere. It was directed by Manborg‘s Steven Kostanski.
“ABC’s of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.”
“Broken” is the new stop motion short from director Adam Ciolfi and was inspired by the cult movie classic The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962).
“Broken” tells the story of a damaged robot who attempts to keep his companion alive after a catastrophic accident.
This short was an independent production and completely self financed. It was in fact, a one man show. It sort of reminds me of the old Tool videos, which is awesome.
“The Walking Dead” continues next Sunday with Episode 5.03 – ‘Four Walls and a Roof.’
In the episode, Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people.
Below we have the promo, unfortunately not in HD, as well as a clip that goes inside the Church.
It first happened in A Haunting In Connecticut, then in The Quiet Ones, now MTV continues the lack of imagination in “The Dorm,” where a character spews up a bunch of ghosts.
The psychological horror movie stars Pitch Perfect and Project X‘s Alexis Knapp.
The pic, directed by Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead) from a script by Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection), “revolves around Vivian (Knapp), an awkward college freshman who struggles with major self-esteem issues but undergoes a transformation into a flawless, seductive beauty at the hands of her new dorm mates.”
Cassie Steele (“Degrassi”) plays Sarah, a funny and unpredictable queen bee who turns Vivian into her pet project. Max Lloyd Jones (“Teen Wolf”) also co-stars. (Deadline)
Bloody Disgusting learned today that RLJ/Image Entertainment is releasing Lowell Dean’s crowd-sourced Wolfcop (read our review) on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download early 2015.
In the film, “Officer Lou Garou isn’t the best cop in small-town Woodhaven – in fact, he’s probably the worst. He mostly just looks to avoid anything that could possibly interfere with his goal of getting wasted. One evening during the night shift, Lou investigates a mysterious disturbance at the edge of town and wakes up with a pentagram carved in his chest, heightened senses and body hair that’s growing at an alarming rate. To solve the mystery of his transformation, he’ll have to take on a case no normal copwould be able to solve, but this half-man, half-beast is not just a cop…he’s a WOLFCOP.”
We also have the exclusive first look at the new art, as well as a gruesome batch of imagery!
It stars Leo Fafard (I Heart ReginaM), Amy Matysio (Just Friends), and Jonathan Cherry (House of the Dead, Final Destination 2).
Chris Pine stars in “Vampire Lawyer,” a film about a blood-sucking attorney that really takes flight once the credits roll.
While the super short has a hilarious pun to sell the premise, this Halloween Treat doesn’t get rolling until the hysterical end credits.
The end credits have all sorts of funny shenanigans ranging from dead-pan serious actor interviews, to green screen footage and even a theme song that’s on part with “BoJack Horseman”.
When Capcom revealed Resident Evil: Revelations 2, a decidedly more survival horror take on the franchise that first coined the term back in 1996, most fans were pleased. The game is an attempt to return the series to the genre it once pioneered, but it’s also more than that. This is a stab at introducing a little innovation into a series that’s grown stale over the years. It’s an experiment, and Capcom isn’t afraid to call it what it is.
Polygon recently had the chance to glean some information from one of the game’s producers, Michiteru Okabe, who shed some light on their decision to break the game up into four episodes that will release a week apart starting early next year.
According to Okabe, the decision to break the game up into bite-sized chunks was made to provide enough of an incentive for players to want to finish each episode, as well as to keep it on their minds after the fact. Capcom looks at hugely popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and specifically at how their respective audiences turn to social media to discuss each episode after the fact.
Capcom wants us to do that with Resident Evil: Revelations 2, they’re just not completely sure how to get it to happen. One idea they have is to take a page out of the latter show’s book with a Talking Dead style recap show.
“It will be like watching a TV drama so people can talk,” Okabe said. “I think our format is a bit different, but we definitely had an eye on Telltale and the games they put together. One thing they do really well, and we took inspiration from, even though their episodes are really spread out, people remained very interested because they talked about the game with each other.”
Capcom is doing some really smart things here. They’re looking to successful TV shows and video games for inspiration, while at the same time experimenting on their own. We won’t know how it turns out until next year, but I have high hopes.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is scheduled to hit PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Finnish hard rock band Lordi to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “The United Rocking Dead”, which comes from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album Scare Force One!
The stream can be found below along with the band’s lyric video for “Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein”.
This week, Don and Justin are all over the map. From the new flick The Book of Life, to the new game “The Evil Within,” to “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, to “Dino Crisis” they cover it all. Maybe they should rename it “A.D.D. Podcast.”
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Night at the Museum 3) outs on The Terminator‘s glasses in The Guest, a new action horror from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, the duo behind A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and You’re Next.
While we await word on the U.S. home video release, the UK Blu-ray and DVD arrive December 29 boasting 7 deleted scenes, the trailer and audio commentary with Wingard and Barrett,
Maika Monroe (At Any Price, Labor Day), Sheila Kelley (Matchstick Men, Singles), Leland Orser (Seven, Taken) and Lance Reddick (American Horror Story: Coven, Fringe) also star.
“Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, the Peterson family find great comfort when David, a young charismatic former soldier, arrives at their home, claiming to be a friend and colleague of their late son. He is quickly welcomed into their lives, and begins helping out in unexpected ways that seem to change the family’s fortunes for the better.
A troubling and violent chain of events cause Anna (Monroe), the oldest daughter, to suspect David’s real intentions, and she begins to realise that his motives are more extreme than the family could ever imagine. This steely-eyed stranger might appear to be a dream come true but as bullets start to fly and the body count rises, the Peterson family’s nightmare is just beginning.”
Hoping to build hype for his ongoing Indiegogo crowd funding campaign, IBTrav Illustrations & Design has released a slew of new “Lost Mysteries” from his “Scooby-Doo” collection.
Below you’ll see he’s now put Scoobs and the gang in the middle of Maniac Cop, Bloody Valentine and even Sorority Row.
There’s no shortage of amazing Silent Hill cosplay on the Internet — I’ve even spent some time covering some of it — but with Halloween less than two weeks out, I figure the timing is right to check out some more. This Pyramid Head costume was hand-made by Reddit user hkygoalie30, and it’s some damn fine work.
I’m especially fond of his decision to paint the muscles onto his body. I do that too, but for everyday things, like for getting groceries. Exercise is for suckers (also, I’m really lazy).
Is anyone here planning on dressing up as one of their favorite video game characters for Halloween, or can we expect nothing but Groots this year?