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‘Deathgasm’ Has the Most NSFW Poster Ever

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 19:38

A conceptual poster for the heavy metal horror film Deathgasm has been released and shows what they were aiming for but couldn’t release due to censors.

Let’s just say that those who advocate for equality between male and female nudity in film will appreciate what this poster has to offer. After all, the flaccid design of the official poster is thrust out of place, the new poster standing erect and firm while sending throbbing waves of metal energy into the universal womb. Penis.

Deathgasm is being hailed by many as one of the best horror films of the year. It landed at #5 on Mr. Disgusting’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2015! and the soundtrack appeared on my own Top 5 Horror Soundtracks of 2015.

You can check out the poster below.


Actual poster concept for DEATHGASM. Still scratching my head as to why it didn't make it past censorship boards. pic.twitter.com/TedI2CSer3

— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) December 27, 2015

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What are Your New Years Horror Resolutions?

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 16:18

Now that the merry holidays are over, we have one last major event in 2015 to look forward to: New Years Eve! It’s a night to reflect on a year ending and to also celebrate the start of a new year, a new opportunity to make things change, to better ourselves, our careers, those around us, etc…

As with every year, there are promises that we make to ourselves that we end up not keeping, which kinda sucks and makes us feel a bit guilty. I know that I’m absolutely guilty of not following through on my resolutions, although I’ll be honest and say that I rarely make any these past few years. Better to not promise anything so as to not disappoint myself, right?

Well, you know what? Fuck that. I’m going to make some promises because I do want to change! I do want to change who I am in regards to many things. But for this occasion I’m going to talk about several resolutions I’m going to make when it comes to horror.

Check out mine and then let me know what some of yours are!

1. Be more critical

I know this might seem like a strange one but as I’m getting older I realize that I want better from the movies I watch. Sure I can turn off my brain for certain titles (I’m looking at you, TMNT 2) but if I’m intent on seeing a film that wants to be effective, I’m going to expect that from it. And horror does not get a pass in this regard.

Some of the very best horror movies that are widely discussed and revered are the ones that have substance, they have weight, they have gravity, and they have a certain unnameable feature that gives them a majestic quality that makes them lurk in your mind for days, weeks, months, and even possibly years after being viewed.

I want to watch horror movies that are smartly written. I want to see horror films that scare me and leave that fear lingering. I want to be able to discuss a horror film in regards to the societal and cultural themes it tackles and not just say, “It had great gore! And, WOW! Did you see those tits?” C’mon, we’re better than that.

I want horror to mean something to me. I want it to blow me away like so many films used to do. And that’s why I’m going to be critical. Because filmmakers won’t know that people like myself want this films unless they actually read it or see my frustrations. And I think it’s fair to push creators into uncomfortable places so that they do something that’s better than anything they’ve previously done and continue on that path of greatness. At least, here’s hoping that’s what happens.

2. Watch more horror movies, specifically in theaters

This one might seem strange but I honestly don’t get out of my place much. I work from home, which makes it very easy to get comfortable just sitting for hours at a time.

But no more. In 2016, I vow to see at least 10 horror movies in theaters, providing that at least 10 horror movies are released in theaters close to me (which is almost a 100% certainty). There’s something magical about going to a movie theater and seeing a film on a gigantic screen with a (hopefully) great sound system. That experience simply cannot be recreated at home (unless you live in a mansion), so I should be taking full advantage of it.

Furthermore, I want to watch at least one horror movie a week on top of those theater trips. That means I want to watch at least 62 horror movies in 2016, which I feel is a fair number. I probably watched that many in 2015 without realizing it, so I’m good with this arrangement.

My recommendation to keep me on track (if you want to help) is to bug me constantly on Twitter so that you know I’m keeping good on my promises.

3. Bring awesome horror content to BD

I don’t know if you readers realize it but a huge portion of my life revolves around each and every one of you. I constantly am thinking if something matches your needs and wants after keeping an eye on what you love to read. I’m always brainstorming ideas for new kinds of content and how to make it happen. Implementation is a bitch, I tells ya.

But I have a sneaking suspicion that 2016 will see some new and awesome means of bringing you great news, original content, and other fun events and I can only hope that you all enjoy it.

And with that, I want to end this piece by getting a little personal and saying thank you to each and every one of you readers. 2015 was a huge year for Bloody-Disgusting and 2016 is shaping up to be even better. I mean, it’s our 15th anniversary, so you better believe we’re excited and have plans to celebrate everything!

Happy New Year to all and, from the bottom or our horror-fueled hearts, thank you for everything.

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Trace Picks Horror’s 10 Most Disturbing Moments of the Year!

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 12:19

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2015 has seen movies released that may not have been of the best quality, but damn did they know how to gross us out. There have been plenty of movies to see release that feature some of the most disturbing scenes audiences have seen in a long time. Many of these involve gore, but some rely on just visceral imagery and tension to disturb. Out of the roughly 70 genre films I’ve seen this year, these are the 10 most disturbing moments I’ve seen this year.*

*For the sake of not letting readers feel left out, I opted not to include films that only screened at festivals this year. Those will all go on my 2016 lists (should they actually get a release in 2016). Also, I was not able to see every genre film that came out this year, but I did see most of them. For a list of what films were considered for this list, take a look at everything I watched here.

***NSFW AND MAJOR SPOILERS FOR ALL FILMS LISTED BELOW***

Penis Split – I Spit On Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine

I Spit on Your Grave III features what is probably the most graphic scene in the entire franchise. That’s saying something for a franchise that includes scenes where a man’s testicles are squeezed out of his scrotum and another where a man is raped in the ass with a shotgun. In this scene, Jennifer (Sarah Butler, who returns to the franchise after sitting out the second installment) is forced to perform fellatio on a man, so she does what any woman would do: split his penis in half with a knife and pull it apart. Ouch.

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This Was a Weird Year for ‘Silent Hill’

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 10:00

2015 was a mostly good year. It left us with some fun games to play and more to look forward to in 2016 and beyond. It knew exactly what we wanted — more zombie games — and that’s what it gave us. H1Z1 came first, followed by the Resident Evil remaster, Dying Light, the Zombie Army Trilogy and Resident Evil Revelations 2. By April, we were smitten.

And that’s when it made its move.

In the final week of April, news broke that Silent Hills might be cancelled. It seemed impossible. Why would Konami destroy the series’ final chance to be relevant again? Why would any company go against their best interests by throwing away a game that would’ve combined the talents of director Guillermo del Toro, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, horror manga artist Junji Ito, and “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus.

It was a bewildering move that I’ve spent more than enough time complaining about. It sucks, but Silent Hills wasn’t the first horror game to get cancelled, and it certainly won’t be the last.

The point of no return came when Konami set fire to every single thing that had any relation to Hideo Kojima. All mentions of him suddenly vanished from the promotional materials for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions was forcefully disbanded and P.T. was removed from the PlayStation store.

Konami had become the sort of thing you might expect retching into a bush in the Alchemilla Hospital parking lot. Their position as a respected publisher of amazing franchises like Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill was ruined. They no longer cared about the community that had supported them for decades.

The reason for this spectacular implosion is, unfortunately, deeply lame. When Hideki Hayakawa took over as Konami’s new head honcho, the company announced a “corporate restructuring” so they could focus less on creating stunningly ambitious works of interactive art that go on to define entire console generations so they could churn out more mobile games.

This led to a “power struggle” between Hayakawa and Kojima, otherwise known as the guy who guides the development of all those stunningly ambitious works of interactive art that go on to define entire console generations.

Now, this series does still has a future — it just won’t be using the Silent Hill name.

What might’ve been lives on through the bits and pieces that were deemed salvageable by a growing number of talented indie developers that have since used them as the foundation for games like Allison Road, Layers of Fear and Visage.

Everyone had their own idea of what Silent Hills would’ve been like, and that was enough for some to invest a significant amount of time and money into realizing that potential, in part, for the nearly 200,000 fans who rallied together to petition for its return.

That petition didn’t give us exactly what we wanted, but it couldn’t have anyway. Konami can’t hear us anymore. They’re in Pachinko heaven now, oblivious to the fact that their fate is about to align with the beloved survival horror franchise they so unceremoniously ended.

We can only hope that Silent Hill will stay true to its genre and survive this horror. It’ll probably be some time before we hear from it again. Until that time, we can take some comfort in knowing that the admin who went bonkers for baby penises on the Silent Hill wiki a couple weeks ago has had his reign snipped by a popular vote.

It’s been a real roller coaster ride of a year, but it’s over now. The New Year is almost upon us. I know you’ve grown tired of this conversation, so if you’d like to sneak one final jab at Konami, this is your chance. Don’t hold back. They’ve done plenty to earn it.

With his studio restored and a partnership with Sony in his back pocket, Kojima has gotten back to work doing what he does best. It could be just about anything, and that’s exciting. So…

What would you like to see come next from the new Kojima Productions?

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Twisted Music Video of the Week Vol. 212: Haust “No Christmas”

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 13:31

It’s Christmas, so how remiss would I be if I didn’t have a Twisted Music Video to celebrate the occasion? That’s why I’m turning to the slasher-themed “No Christmas” video from Norwegian punk band Haust! Santa absolutely filled this sack with gore and merriment, although I don’t think his victims are exactly celebrating that second part….

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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Make Your Own “Gears of War” Chainsaw Machine Gun

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 13:30

I remember playing the original “Gears of War” on my 360 so much that I could beat it in nearly one sitting. Hell, if I didn’t have things to do, I probably would’ve beaten it in one go.

Now, eight years after the release of the original (fuck, I’m old), the chainsaw gun has become one of the most iconic weapons in video game history. But getting your hands on one isn’t exactly an easy task. Accurate replicas cost a lot of money and they also most likely end up weighing quite a bit, making them pretty unwieldy for cosplay purposes.

Instead of paying exorbitant amounts of money for a prop, why not make one for yourself on the cheap? Below is a video that shows step-by-step instructions on how you can do just that while still staying within the double digits financially.

If you’ve made your own props, link us a picture in the comments and show us!

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Best Blu-ray Releases of 2015: The Double Features Edition!

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 12:01

Mr. Disgusting’s Top 10 Horror Films | 10 More Must-See Horror Films of 2015! | Adam’s Top 5 Horror Games | Jess’ Top 5 Horror FIlms | Chris’ Best Blu-ray Releases | Chris’ Best Double Features Blu-rays | Trace’s Top 5 Horror Films | Jon’s 5 Best Horror Soundtracks | Jon’s Top 10 Albums | 10 Most Disturbing Moments | 10 Best Horror Movie Posters | 10 Worst Horror Movie Posters | 10 Best Trailers | 10 Worst Trailers | 10 Most Surprising Horror Movies | 10 Most Disappointing Horror Movies | Jorge Solis’ 10 Scariest Comic Books

Welcome to Best Blu-ray Releases of 2015: The Double Features Edition! If you saw my Best Blu-ray Releases of 2015: The Collections Edition you know that I felt that 2015 was an incredible year for Blu-ray, especially for genre fans like us. Because of that I’ve decided to do multiple Best of Blu-ray lists. Today I’m ranking the Double Features.

The rules for this list are simple – if a Blu-ray release was two films, it’s eligible! This will just be a Top 5 because double features aren’t released all that often. That should cover it all, so let’s see the list!

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Is the Classic Guns N’ Roses Lineup Reuniting?

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 17:20

The official Guns N’ Roses website has been reskinned with the classic logo and the webstore features a ton of classic-themed merch, all of which is fueling rumors that the original lineup of the group will be reuniting for a tour. This lineup includes vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.

These rumors began in the summer when Slash announced that he and Rose had mended their relationship after nearly 20 years of bad blood. People are also convinced that we’re going to get the first official announcement when Coachella releases its 2016 edition on January 5th.

Guns N’ Roses rose to fame in the 80’s with their blend of hard rock and heavy metal in albums such as Appetite for Destruction, Use Your Illusion 1 and Use Your Illusion 2, each of which sold millions upon millions of copies, making the band one of the most successful groups on the planet.

We hear this reunion is happening, but it’s simply a matter of whether or not it will implode before full plans are realized. Here’s hoping that it goes through as seeing this lineup has always been a dream of mine!

Categories: Horror News

Enjoy Bloody’s Own Twisted Take on “A Visit From St. Nicholas”

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 15:00

Yesterday I had a blast taking over the BD Twitter account (which you should be following) and tweeting out my own interesting take on Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic Christmas poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas”, which is often known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. I didn’t change any of the words but I did split it up line-by-line so that I could give each segment its own horrifying gif! It was a lot of work and some images aren’t 100% perfect but dammit I gave it my all!

For those who missed it when it went live, here’s your chance to read it all in one go! Enjoy and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

[View the story “Bloody-Disgusting’s #BloodyXmas” on Storify]
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Jonny’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 13:00

Mr. Disgusting’s Top 10 Horror Films | 10 More Must-See Horror Films of 2015! | Adam’s Top 5 Horror Games | Jess’ Top 5 Horror FIlms | Chris’ Best Blu-ray Releases | Chris’ Best Double Features Blu-rays | Trace’s Top 5 Horror Films | Jon’s 5 Best Horror Soundtracks | Jon’s Top 10 Albums | 10 Most Disturbing Moments | 10 Best Horror Movie Posters | 10 Worst Horror Movie Posters | 10 Best Trailers | 10 Worst Trailers | 10 Most Surprising Horror Movies | 10 Most Disappointing Horror Movies | Jorge Solis’ 10 Scariest Comic Books

As with any year, there have been some absolutely stunning albums released by fantastic bands. This year saw a few come from bands that we didn’t think would every release anything again. There were also some debuts that were so good that they almost created a sense of disbelief.

I’ve gathered a list of my Top 10 albums of 2015, which goes from some of the most extreme metal to some of the most wondrous electronica.

After you’ve checked out my list, which is in alphabetical order and that’s it, let me know some of your favorites in the comments!

Categories: Horror News

New Book on “Friday the 13th: The Series” Delivers the “Curious Goods”

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:54

“Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques, but he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. His niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan, inherited the store-and with it, the curse. Now they must get everything back-and the real terror begins.”

In 1987, Frank Mancuso Jr. created a short-lived but widely loved horror television show called “Friday the 13th: The Series”. Despite the title, the show actually has nothing to do with the Voorhees-led slasher franchise. Trading out hockey masks for evil collectibles, the plot revolves around two family members, Micki and Ryan, and their struggle to undo their late uncle’s damage upon an innocent civilian population. Joined by their friend Jack, the trio attempts to retrieve each and every cursed antique that their uncle sold while he was doing the devil’s bidding, with often tumultuous results. Many times, the new owners of the object either realizes the potential of the powerful material that he or she holds, and tries to use their new treasure to their advantage, or someone close to that person steals the artifact out from under them, with the same skeevy motive in mind. Now, it’s up to these three young people to repossess the potent goods, and put them back in the antique shop where their wicked powers can be safely dulled, before it’s too late.

Though the series only lasted a brief three seasons in total, the show became somewhat of a cult classic, garnering a unique following. While some dismissed the program once they realized that it held little in common with the machete-wielding maniac in the mask, a large gathering were able to look past the misleading title and see the show for what it really was: a strong horror sitcom that was arguably better than others like it during the same time period, i.e. “Freddy’s Nightmares”, “War of the Worlds”. For those who appreciated the program for the gem it was, and have been waiting for more material on the subject, a new hero has risen — and her name is Alyse Wax.

Wax recently published an extremely thorough look at the beloved little late ’80s TV phenomenon, in her new book titled “Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series.” In the novel, Alyse breaks down the show in an extremely organized fashion, deciphering her research on an episode by episode basis. Not only is every single segment explained to fans’ hearts content in this long awaited look at the series, but this expansive guide also includes tons of fascinating notes about the actors and the production, as well as photos from the set, and over sixty interviews from the cast and crew.

Alyse Wax is a prominent member of the horror community, participating in monthly horror trivia competitions as well as writing for several different sites over the span of many years, including FEARnet, Bloody Disgusting, Shock Till You Drop, Blumhouse, Coming Soon, and Crave Online. She has a vast knowledge of the horror genre, especially when it comes to its myriad television programs.

If you’re a fan of this spooky good series, and you’ve been holding out for an in depth trip back inside the old antique shop, then make sure to pick up a copy of Alyse’s extremely comprehensive new book. “Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series” is available now from Bear Manor Media through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and on BearManorMedia.com.

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‘Comin’ At Ya!’ is Coming At You on 3D Blu-ray for Its 35th Anniversary

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:48

I love, love, love spaghetti westerns! I’ve reviewed a handful here at BD (and will be reviewing more in the future), even though so people think a horror website isn’t the right place for them. I heavily disagree. Spaghetti westerns aren’t horror films, but they are genre films and are more often than not enjoyed by the same audience. That’s why I’m very happy to share the following news with BD readers!

MVD has picked up the rights to Comin’ At Ya! and is set to provide the film with it’s first ever Blu-ray release, in 3D nonetheless, in honor of the film’s 35th anniversary. Now I’ve never seen Comin’ At Ya! but I’m excited to do so. As you can tell from the trailer (down below) this is a film that was definitely made for the gimmicky use of 3D. I’m not a big fan of 3D, but I think it actually works as a gimmick for B-movies, so it should be pretty great here.

More details in the full press release:

MVD Entertainment Group has obtained the North American distribution rights to the cult classic film Comin At Ya!, the fan-favorite spaghetti western. The studio plans a 35th Anniversary re-release on home video that includes its debut on Blu-ray 3D. Directed by Ferdinando Baldi (Get Mean, Django, Prepare a Coffin) and written, produced and starring spaghetti western legend Tony Anthony (Blindman, Get Mean, Treasure of the Four Crowns), Comin’ at Ya! is largely credited with the 3-D revival in the early 1980’s (that spawned Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D, Jaws 3-D, Parasite, Amityville 3-D and many more).

The deal was negotiated by Eric Wilkinson for MVD and Robbie Little of The Little Film Company on behalf of the filmmakers.

Independently produced, Comin’ at Ya! was originally released theatrically in 1981 by Filmways Pictures and went on to gross over $12,000,000 domestically in only 200 theaters in North America (over $30,000,000 in 2016 dollars when adjusted for inflation), long before independent films were a regular staple in multiplexes. Comin’ at Ya! happily embraced the 3-D technology of its time, not only taking advantage of the depth that the technology provided, but also taking every opportunity possible to throw, shoot and point things at the viewer at every possible turn and created a cult classic movie as a result.

Writer, producer, and star of Comin’ At Ya! Tony Anthony said about the movie’s 35th anniversary…

“In the 80’s Comin’ At Ya! was the first 3D film distributed by a major company since the 50s and it went on to set box-office records and turned Hollywood and the world onto 3D once again”, explained Tony. “Films are strange, live-for-ever works of art and as a producer and writer, this is a labor of love. To be able to restore this film with the new technology that’s now available, I’m thrilled to finally be able the present this film the way is was meant to be seen.”

The new home video version of Comin’ At Ya! was supervised and produced by Tony Anthony himself and Tom Stern (In God’s Hands), through his company Sternco 3D. Sourced from a new 4K master, Comin’ At Ya! boasts a frame by frame digital conversion of the polarized over-and-under format of the original print, sourced from a brand new internegative into the MVC 3D format and new 5.1 surround sound.

Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment’s Director of Acquisitions and Sales shares Tony Anthony’s excitement about the re-release of Comin’ At Ya!…

“I remember this film from when I was a kid. I also remember my parents telling me I wasn’t allowed to go see it due to the film’s R rating. I finally did get to see this on home video in a less-than-desirable full frame transfer on VHS. I loved it, but always wanted to see this the way it was meant to be seen… in 3D. As a both an acquisitions executive and a fan, I chased this film for years. I’m thrilled to be working with Tony and Tom and bring this back to home video the way that it was meant to be seen. The 3D looks amazing! At one point during the film, I actually ducked!”

Comin’ at Ya! makes is home video debut on January 26, 2016 on Blu-ray 3D/2D and 2D DVD and Digital/VOD from MVD Entertainment Group.

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[Podcast] Whatever – December 24th, 2015 – “Our Pants Awaken”

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:47

It’s Christmas time, we spoil The Force Awakens, and, this week, you could win a prize. How?! Listen to find out!

CALL US! Dial (404) 330-9945 anytime day or night, leave a message, and we just might play it on the show!

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Jonny’s Top 5 Horror Soundtracks of 2015

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:00

Mr. Disgusting’s Top 10 Horror Films | 10 More Must-See Horror Films of 2015! | Adam’s Top 5 Horror Games | Jess’ Top 5 Horror FIlms | Chris’ Best Blu-ray Releases | Chris’ Best Double Features Blu-rays | Trace’s Top 5 Horror Films | Jon’s 5 Best Horror Soundtracks | Jon’s Top 10 Albums | 10 Most Disturbing Moments | 10 Best Horror Movie Posters | 10 Worst Horror Movie Posters | 10 Best Trailers | 10 Worst Trailers | 10 Most Surprising Horror Movies | 10 Most Disappointing Horror Movies | Jorge Solis’ 10 Scariest Comic Books

When it comes to horror movies, the soundtrack is one of the most vital and under-appreciated aspects in terms of setting the mood and creating suspense. The right note at the right time can change a scene from being mildly creepy to incredibly unsettling, creating something that haunts our dreams night after night. Many horror soundtracks are owed a huge debt of gratitude by their films and audiences.

While this year had several astonishingly good horror movies (as shown by Brad’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2015), there were a few titles whose musical offerings really stood out for me.

Below are five soundtracks that really stood out for me in terms of their creativity, their scare factor, and, as it should be, just how much fun they were!

It should be noted that these are in alphabetical order and that’s it. I didn’t rank them from #5 to #1. They’re each fantastic.

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Revisit the “Tales From the Crypt” Holiday Episode, ‘And All Through the House’

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 19:01

Before “Tales From the Crypt” became a household name, the adaptation of the creepy EC comic series quietly began to air on HBO.

One of the first ever episodes took place during Christmas, even though it aired during the summer of 1989.

‘And All Through the House,’ takes from “Vault of Horror” issue #5, was the second episode to air on HBO (June 10th). Bringing it to life was none other than Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Death Becomes Her) from a teleplay by Fred Dekker (Monster Squad)!

The all-star squad gets even more impressive with music by Predator and Back to the Future‘s Alan Silvestri, and photography by Halloween‘s Dean Cundey.

In the episode, “The holiday chopping season runs late when an axe-toting maniac dressed as Santa (Larry Drake) makes a Christmas Eve visit to a philandering wife (Mary Ellen Trainor) who murdered her husband.”

And as good as the episode is, the highlight is the introduction by The Crypt Keeper, who is completely unrecognizable (sans the voice by John Kassir) in a Santa Claus costume.

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“Treevenge”: Revisit the Gory Holiday Classic!

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:43

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?

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The Overlook Hotel From ‘The Shining’ Gets Turned Into a Gingerbread House

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 15:00

Update: A new album that shows how the house was made was uploaded and can be seen below.

I love seeing family traditions in action. Sure, I may not understand them and their weird ways. But it’s lovely to see a family come together to do something meaningful for them, even if it makes no sense to those around.

When it comes to Aaron and Austin Keeling (the directors of The House on Pine Street), they have a family tradition of making gingerbread houses every year for the holidays. This year’s theme? The Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

Using, “…gingerbread, icing, fondant, candy, and Rice Krispie Treats,” the two crafted an incredibly impressive house that feature multiple iconic moments from the film, including the Grady twins, the bathroom scene, the maze, and more! According to descriptions on the photos, the entire building is nearly 4 feet long! It really is a marvel of fan love.

Check out the gallery below and then let us know if you have any family traditions around the holidays!

Gingerbread Overlook Hotel from 'The Shining'

Making of the Gingerbread Overlook Hotel from 'The Shining'

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Trace’s Top 5 Horror Films of the Year

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 13:13

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2015 hasn’t been a stellar year for horror, especially mainstream horror. There haven’t been that many stand-out films that I have absolutely loved. There have been plenty of mediocre films and a hefty collection of turds, but horror fans were shortchanged this year when it came to high-quality horror films. Clearly, I wasn’t as impressed by what we received as Mr. Disgusting was. There were a handful of great ones though, and those are the ones I’ve included on this list. I present to you my picks for the five best horror movies of the year!*

*For the sake of not letting readers feel left out, I opted not to include films that only screened at festivals this year. Those will all go on my 2016 lists (should they actually get a release in 2016). Also, I was not able to see every genre film that came out this year, but I did see most of them. For a list of what films were considered for this list, take a look at everything I watched here.

5. The Gift

The Gift (read my review) really came out of nowhere didn’t it? While it is more a psychological drama than a straight-up horror film, The Gift ends on a truly horrifying yet satisfying note. It also gives us a surprisingly dark performance from Jason Bateman, playing against-type as Simon, a psychologically abusive husband who happens across Gordo (Joel Edgerton, who also wrote and directed the film), a former classmate he used to bully, when he moves back to his hometown. Gordo befriends Bateman’s wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) and things gradually get stranger and stranger with Gordo showing up at their house unannounced, among other things. Edgerton directs the film with a slow but deliberate pace to the point where you’re not sure if Gordo really is up to something or if it’s just Simon and Robyn’s paranoia getting the better of them. All of their suspicions are answered in the sucker punch of a final scene, which will leave you with your jaw on the floor.

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“Shotgun Santa: Holiday Justice”: Fun Size Horror Blasts Some Holiday Cheer into Your Home!

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:44

It’s that special time of year again. Carolers are singing Yuletide songs under lighted trees, parents are passing down the traditional trimming of the tree responsibilities to their young ones, stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and if you’ve been bad all year long, Santa kicks your door in and duels out punishment in the form of a 12 gauge shotgun blast to the chest.

That’s right, boys and girls, with the world experiencing a current coal shortage, Santa needs to send a stronger message, before the nice and the naughty list blend into one indistinguishable role call, and the world descends into madness. Like Taxi Driver played out through an over-the-top ’80s exploitation flick, this short film from up and coming director Dan Fisk shows Santa attending to the scoundrels on his naughty list with a Travis Bickle type of mentality, ridding the world of the evil doers (and random pizza delivery boys) that crowd the wreath-covered streets, so that Christmas can thrive once again in its purest possible form.

He may have hopped onto his sleigh with the intention of creating a safer space for all to have a good night, but that doesn’t mean that Father Christmas is going to limit his fun to milk and cookies. After all, the man in red spends a whole year prepping to bring joy to billions of children all over the world. He deserves a little hot tub time fun with bikini-clad ladies, especially after he’s exhausted himself by carrying so many bodies to the nearest dumpster. Christmas is a tough gig, and there’s only one man resilient enough to take out the troublemakers and still be home in time to enjoy Mrs. Claus’ cooking. His name is Saint Nicholas, and this Christmas, you better watch out, or you might just wind up on his naughty list.

Written and directed by Dan Fisk, Shotgun Santa: Holiday Justice features a few cameos that horror fans might recognize off the bat; the most obvious one being Josh Ethier (Almost Human, The Mind’s Eye) in the role he was born to play: a pissed off Santa Claus giving bratty children a good spanking. Another notable face is Keir Gilchrist, an actor who people might recognize as Paul, the boy with puppy dog eyes who lusts after the seemingly perfect teenage dream Jay, in the critically acclaimed 2015 hit It Follows. Alice Macdonald, a.k.a. Alice from Eric England’s body horror thriller Contracted, also makes an appearance, as an enthusiastic hot tub patron who happily shares a seat with Santa himself.

Check out this hilarious little short here, or watch it over on FunSizeHorror.com, just in time for the holiday season.

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“Ash vs Evil Dead” Clip Prepares to Slice and Dice!

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:32

There’s one more episode before the season finale of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead,” one that’s not to be missed.

Now that Ash, Pablo, Kelly and Fisher are at the infamous cabin, shit is hitting the fan. Ruby’s conflict with Ash will be revealed, and the Necronomicon is going to be defaced.

Here’s the synopsis for Ep 109, ‘Bound In The Flesh’: “Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks.

We now have a new clip for this Saturday’s episode in which the trip discuss a plan of action; Kelly and Ash make quips, while Pablo has eyes for a beautiful camper. Three new bodies for the Evil Dead to consume? Get ready for some bloodshed!

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