Jordan Downey just hit me up with a link to watch his 6-minute long Critters fan film, “Critters: Bounty Hunter,” which is all kinds of impressive.
The short was created in hopes of catching the eye of Warner Bros. brass, who are working on a direct-to-web series through their Blue Ribbon Content.
Jordan, in our opinion, has earned a shot. We hope he gets to helm at least one episode.
‘Critters Bounty Hunter’ was completed from start to finish in under two months with a small budget and an even smaller crew. All in, a total of six people worked on the movie: Myself, Kevin Stewart, Ricky Fosheim, Nick Soole, Troy Smith and Gina Luciani. We shot for two nights at a house in Mammoth Lakes, California. The Critter puppet was built by Troy Smith who worked with us on both ThanksKilling movies. Our crew handled everything from building the bounty hunter costume, learning the VFX required to pull off the glowing head, scoring, title cards, sound design, etc. We’re proud of what we pulled off with limited resources and can’t wait to share this with everyone. Turn up the volume and hit HD – We hope you enjoy our fun little take on Critters!
We’ve been sitting here for days, no weeks awaiting more photos of Charlie Cox in the titular role in Netflix’s “Daredevil.” The gritty series will follow the street level hero in his rise to glory, and what it’s like to become a “regular” hero. We already have people like Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this will be the first time that one of them really gets the spotlight.
I know that Daredevils is by no means “regular” but here, he’s street level. He’s not dealing with super powered mole-men, or any of Spiderman’s rogues gallery. I’m excited to see what this super-powered sight-seer takes on in this first season. So far what we’ve seen is damn near perfect.
We’ve borrowed the photos from Entertainment Weekly.
Marvel’s “Daredevil” is set to debut next year on Netflix.
DC Comics graciously offered us an exclusive preview of the upcoming “Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie” #5, now continuing the glimpse of the world torn asunder we saw in September. Make sure to give yourself a Christmas present this Wednesday with GI Zombie.
In September we saw a glimpse of a zombie-infected world five years in the future. Now, even as Jared tries to save Carmen’s life, he’s forced to lead his new team against the terrorists, whose actions are making it look less and less like that future can be avoided.
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with VON, one of the progenitors of US Black Metal, to bring you the exclusive lyric video premiere of “Abandon”, which comes from their upcoming album Dark Gods: Birth of The Architects, the 2nd volume in their Dark Gods trilogy. The album will be released alongside a comic that is created by original member Venien.
The album is going to be released in an interesting way: the band will be promoting the new album for 12 weeks, 12 singles, and 12 variant covers of Dark Gods Comic Book. A full launch of the album will then occur in March.
“Abandon” opens with an almost lo-fi sounding acoustic introduction, overlain with an eerie, uneasy guitar solo that goes in and out of tune, hitting off notes, creating a strange landscape where nothing is certain. The song then slams into a vicious letter of hatred, pumping forth bitter, anger-filled lyrics that make their intention crystal clear. This is rage at its most basic, sadistic and cruel.
We’re also exclusively showing you four pages from Dark Gods as well as a variant cover. Everything can be seen below.
You can pre-order the Dark Gods “wraparound cover”, which includes the comic book and CD (limited to 25 copies) right here.
The band comments:
The original song recording was written and recorded by Swedish metal band “Shining” and “Niklas Kvarforth”. Abandon is a song about loss and abandonment, and the effects it has on a one persons fragile mind. The inner turmoil turns into a pure crime of passion and betrayal. All the songs written and recorded for these comic singles and album are all based around emotional and bleak realities that surround and effect the human condition. VON is the vessel to expose and exploit the pure psychological trauma that effects every human being and the effects that can manifest from it.
Metal band Slipknot have released a live performance video of “The Devil In I”, which comes from their latest album .5: The Gray Chapter. The performance was recorded at this year’s Knotfest, which took place in San Bernardino, CA.
.5: The Gray Chapter, the band’s first album in six years, has been receiving critical acclaim and is being hailed as one of the best albums of the year. The album came after the band saw drummer Joey Jordison depart and also the passing of bassist Paul Gray.
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 feature film, EW has the first look at HBO’s “Westworld,” a drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
Ed Harris stars with Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Kyle Bornheimer and more.
It hails from The Dark Knight and Interstellar co-writer Jonathan Nolan, who spoke with EW about the series.
“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld.”
“What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f–ked-up television series,” he added. “The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you—that is exactly what the show is about.”
As previously reported by Variety and THR, The Box‘s James Marsden is set to play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Teddy quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver — while his pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey. Harris will star as ‘The Man in Black’, described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man.
No show next week, so we end 2014 by each listing 5 games from this year we think you should play, and talking about the Sony hack. Happy holidays!
Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli joins Phantasm: Ravager director David Hartman to tease the new film, awaiting a release in 2015.
This special holiday stocking stuffer is going to literally knock your socks off when one of the Tallman’s spheres destroys an entire city (as shown above)!
Ravager, which will be the fifth and final entry in Coscarelli’s classic horror Phantasm series, features Reggie Bannister (a veteran of all five films) in his decades long pursuit of the malevolent Tall Man, and it finally forces him to confront the mysteries at the heart of the Phantasm saga. The entire original cast is back including Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester and Angus Scrimm, along with some great new characters.
Scott Derrickson is teasing Marvel fans ahead of Christmas with their first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
The tweet went out with the Talking Heads quote, “Strange but not a stranger.”
It’s not a confirmed official image, but it’s a really cool look at what’s to come on November 4, 2016.
"Strange but not a stranger" – Talking Heads pic.twitter.com/30lPiwfGhk
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) December 22, 2014
Limited to only 79 pieces each, these include the 24-inch tall Kenner-inspired “Alien” in vac-metal Gold and Silver.
While not cast in real gold and silver, each figure will set you back a hefty $499.99.
These are slated to ship in the first quarter of 2015.
IFC Midnight will release the Roache-Turner Brothers’ zombie/military apocalypse horror Wyrmwood, pictured above, on VOD platforms February 13, 2015.
“Wyrmwood follows Barry, a mechanic and family man, as he struggles to rescue his sister, who was kidnapped by soldiers on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. He sets out through the harsh, blood-splattered Australian bushland to battle both the undead and the military alike.”
The film, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner with a screenplay from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, stars Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill. Wyrmwood had its world premiere at the 2014 Fantastic Fest.
IFC Midnight has also dated Matt Wiele and Chad Archibald’s awesome-sounding sci-fi horror Ejecta for VOD February 27, 2015.
In Ejecta, “reclusive UFO conspiracy theorist William Cassidy is taken prisoner by a secret government agency investigating the arrival of an alien life form. Through flashbacks they uncover the terrifying details of what happened the night the alien returned and changed everything we thought we knew about the universe.”
The film was written by Tony Burgess and stars Julian Richings, Lisa Houle (PontyPool), Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity) and a small cameo by Dee Wallace (E.T.).
Ejecta had its world premiere in August at the 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival.
Mike Pereira raved about Big Game (review) when he caught the World Premiere at this past September’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Said to be like a PG-13 Ambling adventure film, “The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse with only hours to spare, Oskari and the President must team up to survive the most extraordinary night of their lives.”
Check out these two art posters of of Finland that put Samuel L. Jackson front and center. Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent and Mehmet Kurtulus also star in the pic directed by Jalmari Helander.
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!
From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes Dark Summer, a suspense thriller said to combine the supernatural terror of classic horrors The Shining and Poltergeist, with the tension and modern cool of Disturbia.
Check out the film’s image gallery with IFC Midnight releasing in limited theaters and on VOD platforms January 9!
Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (Chicago PD), Maestro Harrell (The Wire, Ali), Grace Phipps (The Vampire Diaries) and Peter Stormare (Arrow, The Last Stand, Fargo) star.
“Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17 year old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and
believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the
mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…”
We love to watch movies about hauntings and ghosts, but accepting that these things might be real is a whole different story. Faked ghost photographs have been around almost as long as the camera, and in today’s digital age of photoshop and other tricks, if it looks unbelievable it probably is. Still though, for many seeing is believing, and if any photos are going to convince you that ghosts are indeed real these are the ones that will do it. All of the photos in this list have been examined and investigated to the point where they are believed to have legitimately captured images that cannot be explained by traditional science. Finding proof of the paranormal might not be possible, but the images caught in these photographs are hard to argue with.
Today marks the first day where the BD Music section gets a daily takeover post from Victory Records self-described “goremetal” band Kissing Candice! Each day a different member will share a horror list that speaks directly to them, something that they are passionate about in the genre!
We’re going to kicks things off with drummer Marco and his picks for the “Top 3 Worst Horror Movies I’ve Ever Seen”. We’ve all seen some pretty awful horror movies, so check out this list and see if you think they deserve such a strong condemnation!
Make sure to grab the Murder EP via iTunes
It’s that time of the year again. 2014 has expelled much of its goodies leaving us with time to reflect on its many highs and lows. Normally, I write about video games, but seeing as I spent about as much time watching scary movies as I did playing scary video games, I figured I’d kick off my look back at The Year That Was with a look at five of my favorite horror movies of 2014.The Babadook
Let’s start with the film that’s still fresh in my memory: The Babadook.
Directed by Jennifer Kent, this film doesn’t want to scare you so much as it wants to make you care. It accomplishes both, thanks to a thoroughly unsettling premise and the smart decision to keep things intimate. It’s cast is small, but that gives Kent the time she needs to give them some humanity. The film follows Amelia (played by Essie Davis), a mother and recent widow who’s having trouble dealing with her increasingly violent son after her husband is brutally killed in a car accident.
There’s a human element that anchors The Babadook to reality, even when its titular antagonist is freed from the pages of a beautiful — and super creepy — children’s book to start wreaking havoc on the emotionally damaged family.
Sad news to report as actress Billie Whitelaw has passed away at age 82, according to her son. The late actress passed away earlier this morning at a nursing home in London.
Horror fans will best know Whitelaw for her portrayal as Mrs. Baylock in The Omen, the nanny and guardian of Damian Thorn. She was also Hetty Porter in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1972 thriller Frenzy.
We send our condolences and thoughts to her family.
A few days ago, our Trace Thurman asked you readers “What Grosses You Out The Most?” Tons of you flocked to the piece to list the things that really make your stomach churn and allow the taste of bile to creep into the back of your throat. If you want to participate in that discussion, head on here to read all about it.
However, I want to tackle something a bit more basic, a but more in line with our instincts: fear. I want to know what actually scares you when you go out into the real world, the things that make your skin crawl and your heart race.
As usual, I’ve got a few of mine ahead and then I want you to share yours in the comments below!
In Psycho, Norman Bates peeps through a hole in the wall at the infamous Bates Motel.
With A&E priming the third season of “Bates Motel,” returning this March, they’re promising Norman is about to go down that dark path.
“Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.
Peep the first teaser promo below.
Before directing Hobo With a Shotgun, and the awesome alien segment in our V/H/S/2, Jason Eisener broke onto the horror scene with his insanely gory holiday classic.
A must-watch each and every year, here’s Eisener’s 2008 “Treevenge,” in which a bunch of trees get revenge on those who kill them each and every holiday season.
“‘Treevenge’ Details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isn’t the exciting “peace on earth” that is experienced by most. After being hacked down, and shipped away from their homes, they quickly become strung up, screwed into an upright position for all to see, exposed in a humiliation of garish decorations. But this Christmas will be different, this Christmas the trees have had enough, this Christmas the trees will fight back. ‘Treevenge’ could be a short film about the end of days for Christmas trees, or perhaps, the end of humanity?”