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New Year’s Eve Horror ‘Minutes to Midnight’ Nabs William Baldwin, Bill Moseley and Richard Grieco!

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:08

The indie production company DeInstitutionalized has announced the cast for its horror movie Minutes to Midnight which will be led by William Baldwin (Gossip Girl), Bill Moseley (pictured; The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Dominique Swain (Face/Off), Viva Bianca (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), reports TheWrap.

Set around New Year’s Eve, Minutes to Midnight chronicles what happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror.

Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray will direct from a script written by Christopher Don and Victoria Dadi.

It’s about time we’re getting a New Year’s Ever horror movie!!

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‘Rings’ Shares “The Walking Dead” Locations

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:00

The Times-Herald reports from the now-filming set of Rings, which went behind cameras last Thursday in Grantville.

As teased in the above image, the overcast sky provided an ideal backdrop for filming as Grantville is being depicted a small town in the Pacific Northwest.

The Atlanta location is also used for “The Walking Dead”, which eagle-eyed fans may catch when they see the new The Ring in theaters November 13, 2015.

Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, Rings stars Johnny Galecki, best known as Leonard in “The Big Bang Theory.”

Galecki will play Gabriel, a handsome, pleasure-seeking professor who mentors and helps boyfriend and girlfriend duo, Holt (Alex Roe) and Julia (Matilda Lutz). Scream 4‘s Aimee Teegarden rounds out the main cast.

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‘Life. Love. Regret.’ Online Premiere (Exclusive)

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with VisceraVisions Productions to bring you the exclusive online premiere of Life. Love. Regret., a short film that has been making its rounds internationally throughout the festival circuits. The film was written, directed, and edited by Federico Scargiali and stars Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile, Cradle Of Fear).

The synopsis reads:

A woman helps people to solve problems and suffering of a lifetime in a definitive way.

Assisted suicide and anguish of living surrounded by a series of characters overwhelmed by disease, sorrows and even from their own god. A cold and disturbing Eileen Daly (RAZOR BLADE SMILE, CRADLE OF FEAR, KARL THE BUTCHER VS AXE) will be the guide in this journey towards the end of everything.

The short film, along with a gallery of screenshots and the official poster, can all be seen below.

CAST
Eileen Daly
Fulvio Falzarano
Francesco Roder
Desirë Vidon

CREW
Produced by Viscera Visions
Written, Directed and Edited by Federico Scargiali
Director of Photography Daniele Trani
Special make-up effects and prosthetics Mattia Vignotto, Maresca Gambino, Anna Shalaby
Music and Sound Design Philip Zen
Assistant Director Patrick Casasola
Script Consultant Luca Luisa

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[Review] ‘The Sisterhood Of Night’ Is Predictable, But Story and Acting Win Out

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:50

Witchcraft and high school girls is one of those cliches that pops up every now and then in films, the most notable being Andrew Fleming’s The Craft. Given how directors have treated the idea of teenage girls dabbling in the occult, it hasn’t had much exploration outside of the typical. Director Caryn Waechter looks to take a different approach with her feature debut film, The Sisterhood of Night, which is based on the short story by Steven Millhauser. But with that status, does The Sisterhood Of Night fall into the ambitious to the point of failure category that new directors are wont to do, or does Waechter play the safe route of predictability?

Mary (Georgie Henley) doesn’t really fit into the typical student body at her high school, but then again, neither do her two friends, Catherine (Willa Cuthrell) and Lavinia (Olivia DeJonge). Mary is the subject of harassment by Emily Parris (Kara Hayward), who steals texts from Mary and posts them online. In response, Mary, Catherine and Lavinia find solace together in the woods late at night, providing a safe place for one another to say those things they’d fear being exposed from any online forum. The trio soon begins to handpick other girls to join the “Sisterhood”, with the understanding that whatever is talked about, remains within the group. Emily isn’t having any of it, and proceeds to make accusations of the group dabbling in witchcraft, lesbianism and so on through her blog. Moral panic increases, and things start to come to a head.

Given that the original short story was written way before the advent of social media and the internet (1994, if you’re wondering), you have to hand it to Marilyn Fu for adapting the screenplay to update the story and bring it into more modern times. As such, what could’ve been a dated story with some relevance to today’s life of high school girls and the challenges they face both at home and at school has been given a facelift. The idea of taking things away from cyberspace and to a more “unplugged” setting, while still incorporating aspects of the online world, has been nicely executed. While the overall theme of the story doesn’t stray far from the familiar “group of girls have a secret club that someone doesn’t have access to, so someone starts rumours” idea, it still works very well and still resonates, especially the feelings of being isolated and left out by your peers/family.

Of course, a big part of making this work comes back to the acting (as always). Luckily, everyone’s on board with this one. Henley stands out as the leader of the group, showcasing a hardened exterior. But like the other girls, at times also shows her vulnerability. This vulnerability is also key in giving the characters their much-needed depth for this type of film. Whether it’s Cuthrell’s character struggling with her mom dying from cancer or DeJonge’s Lavinia dealing with her broken family, to even the film’s antagonist in Hayward feeling the isolation and having to resort to bullying to prop herself up. It all makes for a very authentic-feeling group of characters. It’s not just the four leads, either. Kal Penn, for example, plays the girls’ guidance counselor who is sympathetic to their situation.

Now after reading all of this, I know that some horror fans will be disappointed. No, this is not The Craft. No, there’s no unleashing of unspeakable evil that possesses the girls (witchcraft is really only mentioned as part of the rumours). It’s essentially a modern update to a cautionary tale that has the typical high school drama that spirals into more serious problems that unlike the rumours spread by Emily, are true. So yes, it’s not the escape that some fans will want. But then, this isn’t meant to be that type of film. On the other hand, despite the update to the original story, this is still one that’s predictable and isn’t going to reinvent things. But sometimes you just don’t have to make that kind of a splash.

Really, from reading the synopsis, you’ll decide whether you’re going to like this film or not. What here as a grounded and realistic portrayal of a group of high school girls looking to belong that quickly grows into helicopter parents doing the mob mentality thing while ignoring the real problems. If you’re in the mood for that, this film does it well, complete with some great acting by the principal actors. Those who aren’t will probably pass. Honestly though, film fans would still do well to give this one a viewing, as sometimes, it’s just not all about blood and guts horror.

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R.I.P. Richard Dysart Passes Away At Age 86

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:31

It never seems to end…

Emmy-winning actor Richard Dysart passed away this past Sunday at his home after a long illness, according to his wife. He was 86 years old.

Dysart is most known to horror fans for his role as Dr. Copper in John Carpenter’s The Thing. He was also the voice of Cogliostro in the animated Spawn series and was Isely in the 1979 sci-fi/horror Prophecy.

Dysart started his acting career in the 50′s but really became active in the 60′s. He was perhaps best known for portraying Leland McKenzie on NBC’s legal drama L.A. Law.

Our deepest condolences.

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Ryan Gosling Could Star In ‘Haunted Mansion’, Directed By Guillermo del Toro?!

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 18:47

Years after being announced, it sounds as if there’s finally movement on Disney’s second attempt at Haunted Mansion, the feature film based on the super fun dark ride at the Disney parks.

Just as his directorial debut Lost River hits theaters this weekend, Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s Haunted Mansion, says TheWrap.

Interestedly, the site says that Gosling and del Toro have developed a close friendship of late, with the Mexican filmmaker moderating a panel with Gosling at SXSW last month to discuss the making of “Lost River.” The duo were also photographed together at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, where they rode the Haunted Mansion ride in addition to Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Haunted Mansion has been in development at Disney for several years, as the project was first announced at Comic-Con in July 2010.

D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity) is currently working on the script for the supernatural family film.

The last we heard, del Toro was having problems “cracking” the screenplay.

Since August 1969, foolish mortals have dared to trespass on the macabre grounds of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. A hallowed landmark in Disneyland’s New Orleans square, it’s the dwelling place of 999 happy haunts dying to meet new visitors each day. The plantation-style of the mansion’s facade is a sweet deception for visitors. Inside, ghostly doom buggies line the hallways. Since its construction, the mysteries of the mansion have transcended the attraction with stories surfacing about horrifying encounters with the supernatural. Versions of the daunting edifice have been built at other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Tokyo and Paris.

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New “Preacher” Casting Commands You to Look!

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 17:42

It was torture watching all of the “Preacher” casting going down while I was out of town. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic is easily one of my all-time favs, especially given that it actually ended (I’m looking at you “The Walking Dead”) and had some fantastic one-shots. With AMC getting behind a series, I want to explode in excitement, especially with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg collaborating. It’s gonna be dope.

Anyways, tons of casting has been going down for the pilot presentation.

Dominic Cooper continues to be in negotiations for the lead in the project, Jesse Custard, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

“True Blood” alumna Lucy Griffiths is the newest member, says Deadline, and will play Emily, a no-nonsense single mother of three, a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper, and Jesse’s loyal right hand.

Ian Colletti was also recently cast as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.

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A new ‘Frankenstein’, From the Director of ‘Candyman’

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 16:52

Candyman director Bernard Rose is back with his own version of Frankenstein, starring Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Adore, Fury), Carrie-Ann Moss (The Matrix Trilogy) and Danny Huston (“American Horror Story”, Big Eyes) in this modern day adaptation of the classic tale by Mary Shelley.

“Frankenstein is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

Rose directed from his original script based on the Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Xavier Samuel stars as the Monster, with Carrie-Ann Moss as Elizabeth Frankenstein, Danny Huston as Victor Frankenstein, and Tony Todd as Eddie, reuniting with his Candyman director Rose.

Special Effects Make-up was designed by six-time Emmy nominee Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

Frankenstein will world premiere this coming weekend at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

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How Adam Sandler Ruined John McNaughton’s ‘Elm Street’ Prequel! (Exclusive)

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:31

John McNaughton earned a cult following and mass critical acclaim for his unflinching look into the heart of darkness, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990). With that film McNaughton garnered all kinds of controversy and single-handedly defined the serial killer genre. Henry and its follow-up, The Borrower (1991), led to McNaughton being strongly embraced by the horror community. But more than just a horror director, McNaughton is a true filmmaker through and through, and he worked outside of the genre until his “Masters of Horror” episode Haeckel’s Tale in 2006.

Now the revered filmmaker returns to the genre with The Harvest, a rural gothic tale that I really loved when I saw it at last year’s Fantastia Fest (review). It’s his first feature film in over a decade (in between he did a lot of theater and television work), but before The Harvest, McNaughton almost directed a prequel to Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street that at the time had the horror world buzzing, even if there wasn’t much information on which to speculate.

I recently had the chance to talk to McNaughton about The Harvest and during our conversation this defunct Nightmare prequel came up. What happened to it? Why did New Line back off? What dark secret caused one of the horror genre’s most beloved filmmakers from directing one of its most beloved franchises?

The answer is more disturbing than you can possibly imagine…

John McNaughton: “I started thinking about what we haven’t seen before and the idea came of well, where did Freddy [Krueger] come from before he returned in the first picture? Hell. Nothing could keep me from going to Hell and the idea of actually setting a story in Hell, that to me, I was just like a pig in shit.”

New Line had just made, what’s his name…the comedian that gets so little respect and makes so much money…”

Adam Sandler?

“Yeah and it was one of his goofy comedies…Little something or other…there was a number of scenes in Hell and it was his first comedy that didn’t do to well.”

Little Nicky?

“Right, and after that didn’t do too well, New Line didn’t want to go back to Hell. So I basically told them to go to Hell. Just the idea of being under the thumb of the studio and being called on to satisfy genre expectations, it’s not something that would make me happy. They were unwilling to go to Hell with me and it just came apart.”

Thanks a lot, Adam Sandler!!!

Check back later this week for our full interview with John McNaughton!

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[Comic Review] “Convergence: The Question” #1 Channels “Gotham Central”

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:25

Those of you familiar with Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka’s incredible series “Gotham Central” should know that Rucka has an affinity for Rene Montoya, so when “Convergence: The Question” was announced, there were murmurs that perhaps this “event” would be a good thing, and it’s true, this is a very very good thing.

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka

ART BY: Cully Hammer

PUBLISHER: DC Comics

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 8 April 2015

So this whole Convergence thing, Brainiac has taken all the possible worlds of the DC Multiverse and contained them within certain domes. The entire world isn’t contained but rather just cities. Each week during the event different realties play out in battle against one another. The characters within the dome are very aware of the converging realties.

This setup allows Greg Rucka to channel many threads from “Gotham Central” to further complicate the relationship shared between Rene Montoya and Harvey Dent. He wastes no time jumping into the thick of the story. The result is a complicated interplay between one of Batman’s most complicated villains and tragic reality of being The Question.

Harvey being obsessed with duality is convinced that life has no meaning in the dome. He tries to kill himself every night, but thanks to chance he never succeeds. Now, with the revelation that there is another Dent somewhere inside the dome, he makes it his mission to track himself down for an assisted suicide.

The concept is fantastic and feels well motivated by the relationship between the two main characters. It’s also incredibly refreshing to see these characters acting in new ways, disillusioned with this new contained reality. It calls into question not just the motivations of the heroes, but the villains as well. What’s the purpose when life has no consequences.

Cully Hammer’s depiction of this new trapped reality is fantastic and well realized. Seeing his version of Two-Face with a beard was an awesome little treat I  never knew I wanted. But his physical language in the characters is really the reason to pick this issue up. Everything has a beautifully fluid sense of motion that only lets up when the angles get tighter. His ability to create a somber expression on the disfigured face of Harvey Dent is something to be celebrated. His work brings more nuance to the character than previously thought possible.

Overall, you don’t need to be acquainted with Rucka’s past writing in the Dc universe to enjoy this story, but if you are you’ll be pleasantly rewarded. All the same this pocketed story in previous continuity is an incredibly enjoyable ride that might make you long for the days before the New 52.

 

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Valiant’s Book Of Death Promises Huge Changes For Their World

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:01

Valiant Entertainment has been quietly carving out their own superhero universe for a few years now, and all of their books are daring to be different. With unique creative teams and even more unique stories, Valiant is nothing to write off. So consider this: they’re now getting into the game of killing off their heroes. Will these changes stick? Only time will tell, until then we’ve got  “Book of Death.”

Beginning with in July with the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER,Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice), BOOK OF DEATHcontinues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here in July as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. 

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

“In the tradition of Valiant’s original RAI #0, BOOK OF DEATH is going to reveal glimpses of the future of the Valiant Universe and, with it, many of the monumental events and occurrences that our heroes will face,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Major characters will die, while others will be introduced for the very first time. The loves, the losses, and the betrayals that await our biggest characters…it all starts here. For the Geomancer, this future has already happened and, in each issue, we will see more of the events that shaped her life revealed. BOOK OF DEATH will have an immediate impact on not only the stories that follow it in 2015, but on the next decade of the Valiant Universe as well.”

Also coming in July, the future of the Valiant Universe continues with four visionary tales of present and future torn directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators – Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, IMPERIUM), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, RAI) & Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, IMPERIUM) & Kano (THE DELINQUENTS), and Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS) & Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER) – as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest heroes! From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:
 

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
ON SALE IN JULY

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
ON SALE IN AUGUST

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
ON SALE IN OCTOBER

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Daredevil’s Red Suit Officially Revealed In Promo Video

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:48

Ahead of tomorrow’s premiere of Marvel’s Daredevil. Netflix has revealed horn-head’s actual well, horn-head. Early promotional material has been solely focused on the black mask getup that Murdock would wear in his early battle on crime, but we knew that the red suit would eventually be coming. Now, after a leak online last night Netflix has responded with a promo video that shows off the suit in all its glory.

The real journey to becoming a hero starts here. #Daredevil#Spoilerhttps://t.co/sjSEgpEn2Z

— Daredevil (@Daredevil) April 9, 2015

 

We’ve already seen the first five episodes, and they’re pretty much perfect.

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Faux Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Spot Spoofs ‘Alien’! (Video)

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:23

Here’s a belated Easter treat that we thought was really well made, and also pretty damn cool.

Film Hounds created a faux Cadbury Creme Egg’s television spot that spoofs Ridley Scott’s Alien!

“In the darkest corner of the Deep Space Cadbury Mining System…something has awakened. A short, fictional film by Tim Osgood and Adam Martin. Made for Easter, fans of the Alien films and Creme Egg lovers!”

Now that’s an Easter Egg we would’t want to find…

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First Look At Jamie Bell As The Thing In ‘Fantastic Four’

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:21

The lead up to Josh Trank’s reboot of the Fantastic Four is noticeably quiet. Details are scarce and with only a few months to release things don’t really seem likely to change anytime soon. Despite this, what has been revealed is thought provoking and holds a lot of promise. Trank’s comments on drawing influence from David Cronenberg is enough to get any horror fan in the door, but without much footage of this body horror, it’s tough to say if he’ll deliver.

Now, Empire has scored an exclusive look at Jamie Bell’s The Thing, from the upcoming reboot. The costume is anything but friendly and inspires a twinge of Cronenberg at first glance. Imagine being trapped in a craggy rock suit for the rest of your life, the sheer disillusion you’d have with your own form would be devastating.

Empire had this to say “It’s a world away from the slightly rubbery suit that Michael Chiklis donned for the two FF movies back in 2005 and 2007. This time, Trank went down the mo-cap route, with Bell donning the dotted leotard, to better impart the rocky-skinned The Thing with Grimm’s personality and mannerisms. “Jamie in real life is a tough guy,” Trank told Empire recently. “He exudes this strength. Ben is Reed’s best friend in the archetypal, spiritual way, and you want that character to have that warmth and that strength.”

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[Comic Review] “Max Ride First Flight” #1 Holds Promise

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:11

“Max Ride First Flight” opens in a surreal landscape clouded with visions of a girl who can fly, trying desperately to escape a fanged beast. She’s one of many special kids, someone who’s been tested on, the story may be familiar but the ending subverts everything you thought you knew.

WRITTEN BY: Marguerite Bennett

ART BY: Alex Sanchez

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: 8 April 2015

James Patterson’s novel “First Flight” is nicely adapted by writer Maurgarette Bennett and artist Alex Sanchez in a breathless first issue that doesn’t waste precious time spouting exposition. Instead the mechanics of the world, and the drive of the main character, Max, are mostly worked out visually.

Dialogue throughout is snappy and filled with the young adult vibe that is all the rage in dystopian genre fiction right now. Despite the young adult slant, the book offers hints at mature themes in the future. Right now, the dynamic is purely one of whimsy and the stark difference between reality and dreams. I wasn’t sure I was ready for the final page reveal, but it brought a middling first issue to a fantastic conclusion that has me ready for more.

The world of the book feels inspired by young adult fantasy like Peter Pan or The Chronicles of Narnia but the absolute differences of this world are still a little vague. There are certainly many fantasy elements but what they all mean and how exactly they play into the story at large remains only a vague tease at the conclusion of this debut issue.

It’s hard to see this book as anything other than the standard hero’s journey fare that has inspired much of young adult fiction. There are hints at something more, but as it stands the story is fairly routine but pretty engaging.

Alex Sanchez’ art is sometimes magnificent and other times sloppy. The lines are a little all over the place, and overall the book has an inconsistent visual appeal. There are plenty of two page spreads that showcase beautiful displays of talent and world building, followed by messy action scenes that look like there were drawn at gunpoint. Proportions are odd, and the line weight on the page doesn’t carry much difference.

However, the inconsistent art doesn’t wholly damage the story. The final package is something inherently enjoyable and approachable. Not much is accomplished in this first issue but the entire thing reads like silk and has a darkly sinister tone hidden beneath some of the pages. The subtext of the this story promises to take us on a dark journey if only from the final page, but it creates such a jarring tonal difference it’s hard to say whether or not this book is worth your time with only one issue of story.

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‘The Gift’ Posters Dredge Up the Past In Stalker Form

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:53

Three awesome posters accompany an even better trailer for Joel Edgerton’s The Gift, in which he also stars with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.

The posters share the gift of tension, as the past is about to be dredged up and thrown back into the faces of Bateman and Hall. Also, the taglines are absolute gems.

The Gift opens in theaters July 31, 2015 via a new distribution company, STX.

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged….chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

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Introducing O.R.k, A New Supergroup That You Need To Check Out

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:47

I’m pretty thrilled to hear about O.R.k., a new supergroup that features bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), vocalist Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (Obake), drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), and guitarist Carmelo Pipitone (Marta Sui Tubi). The band is self-releasing their debut album Inflamed Rides, which can be pre-ordered here. To celebrate this release, the band has put out an official video for their track “Pyre”, and it’s fantastic.

The video, which was produced by Oktopus Productions, is an animated clip that is right up the alley of any horror fan. It shows a being wearing a mask that is meant to help them stand out from the crowd. While this being is “smiling”, all others are frowning, like twisted jack o’ lanterns. And even though they’re all probably incredibly similar on the inside, any difference on the outside leads them to kill and maim. The music only adds to the sadness of this video, making it all the more poignant.

You can see the video and also stream the band’s track “Jellyfish” below.

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“Scream” MTV Series Logo and Premiere Date!

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:44

MTV has announced today that they will reveal the premiere date of “Scream” during Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.

In addition, Bella Thorne, who appears in the network’s “Scream” pilot as an homage to Drew Barrymore‘s iconic “Do you like scary movies?” scene, will present the first full trailer!

The new MTV series centers around a a YouTube video going viral that soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.

Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch, it’s said that the slasher TV series is for the social media generation.

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‘Sinister 2′ Trailer Sings About the Boogeyman!

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:36

Be careful. Children at play.

Bughuul has returned in Sinister 2, helmed by Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy, and he feeds off the corruption of innocence. The trailer is now live, and it’s fantastic. Played to an eerie tune about the boogeyman, the trailer carries a Children From the Corn vibe, mixed with Satanic imagery and all sorts of scares. It also reminds me a bit of V/H/S in the sense that the footage appears to “infect” the children. Sinister 2 looks like all kinds of fun!

In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother and her 9-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.

Written by Scott Derrickson (director of the first Sinister) and C. Robert Cargill, the sequel to Derrickson’s 2012 chiller stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert and Dartanian Sloan.

Look for Buhguul to return to theaters on August 21, 2015.


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Nightcrawler Gets A Horror-Packed Video For “Macabre Serenade”

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:12

Horrorsynth artist Nightcrawler has gotten a video made for his track “Macabre Serenade”, which comes from the recently released Strange Shadows EP. The video uses scenes from Dario Argento’s 1987 horror film Opera to create a sinister vision, one that is as phantasmagoric as it is gruesome.

You can purchase Strange Shadows via Bandcamp.

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