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‘Price and Prejudice and Zombies’ Character Posters

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:44

Check out two international character posters Lionsgate and Sony Screen Gems’ undead actioneer, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (trailer), set for release February 5th, 2016.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies focuses on the Bennett sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) – several badass women who have been trained to brutally slay the undead.

The events begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.

Its been rated PG-13 for “zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer Brings the End of the World

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:27

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse, opening in theaters everywhere May 27, 2016.

The trailer has just been released an introduced the God of all mutants, Apocalypse. Watch it right here!

In the film, “Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Greg Nicotero on “The Walking Dead” Walker He’ll Never Do

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:25

When it comes to zombies, there are tons of different kinds. Hell, we highlighted this in a video showing the evolution of the creatures that we posted earlier this week. And when it comes to “The Walking Dead“, special FX guru Greg Nicotero has created a wide variety of the shuffling baddies, from bone thin with no legs to the “Can’t ya see I’m decaying and decomposing as I’m walking here?” variety. But even he admits that there is one type of walker that he’ll never attempt nor choose to recreate. However, it’s not because of any sort of reservation or inability. Rather, it all boils down to practicality.

Nicotero explains via The Walking Dead:

The only thing you’ll never see is a Ray Harryhausen (-inspired), perfectly clean skeleton walking around because obviously, there’s no muscle. We still try to keep to the reality of [needing] muscle to move the bone to move the body, but it’s just something that we continue to push every season with new sculptures and pushing the elements of what we can.

It makes sense that no such walker would ever be seen in the universe of “The Walking Dead”. Films like Jason and the Argonauts have a rich mythology and world of magic behind them that allows for these villains to exist but “The Walking Dead” functions in the “real world” where real physics and real human physiology is a serious factor.

Still, as a fan of those old Harryhausen films, I miss that charm and glory that came along with those stop-motion sequences. The Medusa segment in Clash of the Titans used to terrify me as a child and that remains one of my favorite films.

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‘Silent Hill’ Voice Actress Working On New Horror Game

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 19:51

Actress Donna Burke has a voice you’ll almost certainly recognize if you’re familiar with Konami’s work. She appeared in the first two Silent Hill sequels as Angela Orosco and Claudia Wolf, respectively, and more recently in the last two Metal Gear games (Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain). Burke must be a fan of our favorite genre — she also appeared in Dino Crisis 3, but let’s not talk about that — so it’s good to hear that she’s started work on a new horror game.


Doing horror voice overs for a new game… Lots of different screams… Am scaring myself pic.twitter.com/R2KbtnLCjv

— Donna Burke (@db_singer_actor) December 8, 2015

Whatever could this mystery game be? She’s already confirmed that it’s not related to Silent Hill, so we’re going to have to get creative with our guesses. I’m going to go with Shadows of the Damned 2, just because. What about you — if this could be any horror game, what would you like it to be?

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Tour the Ghost City of Pripyat in the ‘Chernobyl VR Project’

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 19:24

There are countless ghost towns scattered about this big blue planet, though few have achieved the level of name recognition that Pripyat has today. It will have been two decades next year since the Chernobyl Power Plant went nuclear, literally, claiming the lives of 31 people. That number doesn’t include the many lives that were cut short due to radiation sickness, nor does it mention the hundreds of thousands of lives that were frozen in time when the city was evacuated.

Pripyat has appeared in various movies and video games before, but none have been so focused on capturing it in its entirety. The dedication of its developer is part of what makes the Chernobyl VR Project so exciting. It’s far more ambitious than your average simulator.

Polish developer Farm 51 qualified as a Chernobyl research team to get access to areas of the city that would’ve been otherwise inaccessible to us normies. Their goal is to create an accurate virtual reality experience that lets anyone with a VR headset tour a world that’s inaccessible to most.

It’s coming from the same team that made the horror-themed shooter Necrovision, so haunting visuals should fit comfortably within their wheelhouse. Unlike their previous work, the Chernobyl VR Project relies almost entirely on the tech that’s being used to recreate it.

Light field, photogrammetry and stereoscopic, 360-degree camera technology is a seemingly nonsensical string of words that describes the incredible effort that’s going into this project. It’s advanced stuff, but it’s not entirely new to video games. Photogrammetry, for example, was used by The Astronauts when they were building the near-photorealistic world of Ethan Carter.

The Chernobyl VR Project will support the major VR headsets, including Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. There’s no release date for this just yet, but Farm 51 is expected to show it off for the first time on April 26, the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

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Here’s the Free ‘Dying Light’ Content We’re Getting for Practicing Proper Hydration

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 17:21

Earlier this year, Techland kicked off a #DrinkForDLC campaign to get their fans to share photos of themselves drinking water in exchange for new Dying Light content. It also poked fun at Activision, which had just announced a partnership with Red Bull to promote Bungie’s Destiny.

I like free DLC as much as the next guy, but having some fun at the expense of the people who continue to come up with these dumb marketing campaigns is the real reward here. And you don’t even need to own a copy of Destiny or Dying Light to enjoy it.

After receiving more than 15,000 photos and videos with the #DrinkForDLC hashtag, Techland has rewarded our ability to take selfies whilst hydrating ourselves with our very first look at the new content that’s comprised of a new ‘Water 2.0 weapon blueprint, a ‘Fountain of Youth’ quest, and two water-themed parkour challenges.

This isn’t the only upcoming content that Dying Light fans have to look forward to in the coming months. A massive story expansion, called The Following, arrives on February 9th, along with a new Enhanced Edition of the game that you can read up on over here.

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‘Ark: Survival Evolved’ Hits the Xbox One Next Week

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 16:34

The world desperately needs more good dinosaur games.

Gamers love monsters. We enjoy collecting them, fighting them, and perhaps most of all, we love being them. Many dinosaurs had a lot in common with monsters, only they actually existed. The exact spot you’re right now was, at some point in time, used as a bathroom by a creature the size of a two story building. The point it, dinosaurs and video games are like chocolate and peanut butter. They make video games better, so we need more of them.

Of the very few good dinosaur games we have available to us at the moment, Ark: Survival Evolved may be the best of them. It’s an open-world survival game, like The Forest with dinosaurs, or The Stomping Land, if it had delivered on its promises.

Ark: Survival Evolved arrives on the Xbox One, through the indie-friendly Game Preview platform — Microsoft’s version of Steam Early Access (Ark can be found there, too) — on Dec 16 for $34.99.

This isn’t a cheap game, but it sounds like it’s worth the premium price of admission. Studio Wildcard, the makers of Ark, have already sold more than 2.5 million copies on PC. The Xbox One and PS4, which it’s expected to come to early next year, should give that a nice boost.

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Track Down a Serial Killer Next Week in ‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s’ First DLC

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 15:41

You can’t tell a story set in 19th century London without including the infamous serial killer who made the city a very scary place to live, particularly for alleyway-dwelling prostitutes.

Jack the Ripper has become so much more than the middling mass murderer he once was. He’s more symbolic now, similar to Batman, only on the other end of the spectrum. And like Batman, he’s only human. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to hunting that dickhead down next week in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. I’m going to stab him right in the eye. Then I’ll say something heroic, like “You’re gonna need to get used to wearing an eye patch, bro.”

The DLC is set 20 years after the events in Syndicate in a city that’s been gripped by fear, forcing Evie Frye — the objectively superior assasstwin — to visit the “dark underworld of Victorian London’s Whitechapel district” in order to track him down.

The Jack the Ripper expansion arrives on Dec 15 for PS4 and Xbox One, followed by PC on Dec 22. It’s included in the game’s $29.99 season pass, but you can also purchase it individually for $14.99.

Here’s a rundown of what else is included in the season pass, courtesy of the Ubiblog.

The Last Maharaja mission pack – Join Duleep Singh in 10 new missions as he fights to reclaim his heritage and take his rightful place as the Maharaja.

A Long Night mission – As Jacob, track down a fellow gang member and bring him back to the hideout in this wild (and dangerous) ride.

Streets of London gameplay pack – Get over an hour of extra content with brand-new missions, plus new weapons, gear and outfits.

Two top-tier sets of gear and weapons – Gain access to the Steampunk Pack and the Victorian Legends Pack to spice up your wardrobe and gear.

Exclusive XP boost – Season Pass holders will receive a permanent XP boost.

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Metallica Reliving ‘Master of Puppets’ With “Back to the Front”

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 15:33

Widely regarded as Metallica‘s best album, Master of Puppets is still one of the most influential and critically acclaimed metal albums in the history of music. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album in 2016, the band teamed up with award winning author Matt Taylor to create “Back to the Front“, a

The band writes:

We all hit the storage lockers, attics and basements to fill the book with hundreds of never-before-seen images pulled from our personal archives and have been involved every step of the way to bring you the complete story. No stone was left un-turned as we gear up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album’s release.

Furthermore, the band called upon their fans to send in, “…photos, videos, stories and mementos,” which were sent in droves.

Back to the Front” will be coming out in Fall of 2016.

The band adds:

We’re pretty sure it will be worth the wait as the book is chock full of exclusive intensive interviews with all of us as we spent countless hours with Matt digging deep in our memory banks for stories, anecdotes, tidbits and tales from the studio, the road and beyond. Matt spoke to all the major players at that time in our history, including those who were with us during the making of the record including producer Flemming Rasmussen and the man who mixed it, Michael Wagener. He tracked down the entire MOP road crew including John Marshall and members of the bands who toured with us, Anthrax and Armored Saint. Our booking agent, tour promoters and managers Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch all were overly generous with their time and recollections. Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin and drummer Mike Bordin and Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler spoke with Matt about their memories of those crazy times and of course you, the fans who were at those shows gave us an amazing view of your memories and experiences. Finally, we’re honored that Cliff Burton’s dad Ray sat down for an extensive interview.

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Check Out This Wicked Custom ‘Evil Dead 2’ LED Lamp!

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 15:08

I’ve often mentioned how much I love seeing the creativity of people. Seeing the passion and ingenuity when it comes to enjoying a fandom is something really heartwarming, especially knowing that it almost always comes from a place of veneration.

That’s why I absolutely LOVE this Evil Dead 2 inspired LED lamp, which was created by Gearbox Designs. The lamp shows Henrietta as though she is pushing up the cellar door and it has an unearthly green glow illuminating her cut out. The box the lamp is contained in is made to look almost like the cabin from the film, scratched and weathered to appear more aged.

The below video shows the process of it being built and while it’s very cool to see it constructed from beginning to end I would’ve like some overdubs explaining exactly what was being done so that I could potentially follow along if I ever got the inspiration/energy. Then again, that’s about as likely to happen as Ash getting his hand back!

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A24’s Release Plans for ‘The Witch’ and ‘Green Room’

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 15:02

A24’s impressive run of getting behind indie genre films continues in 2016, and Bloody Disgusting has the release strategy for two titles.

First up is Robert Eggers’ chilling THE WITCH (read our review), which opens in theaters Nationwide on February 26, 2016.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson star in the film rated R “for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity.

Visit the film’s official website for more.

“In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.”

 

Next up is Jeremy Saulnier’s uber-violent GREEN ROOM (read our review), set for a New York and Los Angeles bow April 1st, with an expansion planned for April 8th and Nationwide opening on April 15, 2016.

Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair, and Kai Lennox star.

Visit the official website for more.

“GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band.

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, GREEN ROOM is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcy—elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.”

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Dommin Take On Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death” [Exclusive]

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 13:00

Today, we’ve got a very fun exclusive for you in the form of Dommin‘s cover of “Love You To Death” by Type O Negative! The cover takes the original and mellows it out a bit, swapping out distortion for acoustic guitars and lullaby-esque glockenspiels, creating a song that reminds me of The Church’s “Under the Milky Way Tonight”.

“Love You To Death” originally appeared on the 1996 album October Rust, which was Type O’s fourth album.

Dommin’s last album was this year’s Rise, which you can snag via iTunes.

You can download “Love You To Death” for free right here.

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“Wayward Pines” Gets a Second Season!

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:11

One of the biggest comebacks in recent memory was the 2015 run by M. Night Shyamalan, who not only directed the chilling The Visit, but was behind FOX’s awesome “Wayward Pines”

“Wayward Pines” was initially an “event series,” meaning it was to be a one-and-done season, with no second planned.

But, the first season, starring Matt Dillon, grew 33 percent with its season finale in the main 18-49 demographic. Its 1.2 rating tied a prior high.

FOX has since decided to continue the story, the network announced Wednesday.

The second season will pick up in the wake of Season 1, when a new arrival in the town Wayward Pines finds himself in the middle of a serious rebellion, as the residents battle over how to preserve the endangered human race, reports Variety.

“‘Wayward Pines’ was a huge hit for us this past summer,” said Fox Broadcasting Entertainment President David Madden in a statement. “We were absolutely blown away by the mysterious and surprising world that Night and his team created, and the twisting-and-turning storytelling that drew viewers in from day one. Season Two is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels, and we can’t wait for our fans to continue that ride next year.”

The original cast included Dillion, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Toby Jones, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan and Juliette Lewis.

There’s no word yet on which cast members will return for Season 2, which will debut in summer 2016.

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Enter ‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ (Trailer)

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:56

“In the world’s saddest place, two strangers meet. But one of them is happy to be there.”

“The Forest of the Lost Souls” is a dense and remote forest, Portugal’s most popular place for suicide. In a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.

Ricardo (Jorge Mota) is a sad old man, who gave up on life when his older daughter, Irene (Lilia Lopes), took her life in a romantic pact gone wrong in the glacier lake that rests hidden deep in the forest. Carolina (Daniela Love) is an eccentric, unstable young girl who finds all things related to death are fun.

As bumping into each other puts them off killing themselves, they decide to go for a walk to discover The Forest of the Lost Souls and see what they will find. As they walk deeper into the woods, they get to know each other and become friends: but one of them is not being honest, one of them is a dark and horrible person.

Anexo 82 has just released the first teaser and poster for the coming-of-age slasher film The Forest of the Lost Souls. Shot in B&W in northen Portugal and Spain, the film is said to be an unsettling horror tale inside of a coming of age drama, with a poetic drama about life giving away into a suspenseful “70s slasher-style” second act.

Directed by newcomer José Pedro Lopes, the film is produced by Anexo 82, Studio 2203, Creatura and Agente a Norte and stars Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart and Ligia Roque.

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Scream Factory is Happy to Say ‘Jack’s Back’ on Blu-ray

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:51

As we wrap up 2015, which has been a huge year for Scream Factory, the company continues to show no signs of slowing down announcing yet another title to hit shelves in early 2016.

On January 16, 2016, Scream Factory presents a tale of Jack the Ripper with Jack’s Back on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, for the first time on either format. The taut mystery-thriller stars James Spader (The Blacklist, The Avengers: Age of Ultron) in one of his most thrilling early roles, alongside Cynthia Gibb (Death Warrant, Youngblood), with direction by Rowdy Herrington (Road House). Jack’s Back comes complete with new bonus features including interviews with Rowdy Herrington, Cynthia Gibb, producer Tim Moore and director of photography Shelly Johnson.

One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through London’s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A.’s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his own – he’s the LAPD’s number one suspect.

Special Features:

  • NEW High Definition transfer from the original negative
  • NEW audio commentary with writer/director Rowdy Herrington
  • NEW The Making of Jack’s Back – interviews with writer/director Rowdy Herrington, producer Tim Moore, actress Cynthia Gibb and director of photography Shelly Johnson
  • Theatrical Trailer

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[TV Review] “iZombie” Episode 2.09: ‘Cape Town’

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:45

For being a mid-season finale, this week’s episode of iZombie didn’t have much in the way of stakes. There were plenty of emotional moments, to be sure, but overall it just felt like another standard episode of iZombie. Not that this is a bad thing, since iZombie is awesome, but it does make the episode feel more than a little anticlimactic.

Liv and Major have finally imploded. After using Major’s finger to look at his text messages(!) at the end of last week’s episode, “Cape Town” opens in media res during their fight. We didn’t meet up with them again until later in the episode after Major had had a serious heart-to-heart with a zombie hooker (more on that in a bit), but it was enough to send Liv over the edge and break up with Major.

This has been a long time coming, as it is very clear that Liv and Major were destined for doom, especially in a relationship with no sex. It’s admirable that they tried, but until Liv is either cured (which let’s face it, will never happen) or Major give in and becomes a zombie, there is no future for these two no matter how much all of us may want it. iZombie will eventually have to make a decision on these two, otherwise the series will continue to be plagued by the “will they or won’t they” trope that has proven fatal to so many other shows. We care deeply about Liv and Major, but it’s time to figure things out. Luckily, Liv took a step in the right direction by ending things.

Another relationship that ended tonight was that of the one between Clive and Liv. The mystery of the week was one of the more memorable ones, with Liv eating the brain of a masked superhero vigilante nicknamed “The Fog” who took it upon himself to rescue the wrong person (who, in a nice twist, ended up being the murderer). Said brain caused Liv to go even more vigilante-y than she normally does, and it was refreshing to see Clive finally put his foot down after Liv was nearly murdered when she tried to take down the bad guys. Losing both Major and Clive in the span of one episode will undoubtedly have long-term repercussions for Liv, so it will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.

Oddly enough, the best (and most emotionally resonant) part of the episode was Major’s entire arc with the female zombie hooker. In what seemed to be just another routine zombie kidnapping by Major, the supposed victim was revealed to be a suicidal zombie hooker.

It was a nice little twist that was made all the better by the heart-to-heart that took place between the two characters. Major was finally able to open up to someone about his secret life. It’s disappointing that it wasn’t with Liv, though at least Major was able to explain that he was opting not to tell Liv in order to protect her. Still, that excuse comes off as sort of a cop-out for the character (and the series). The confessions from the zombie were quite heartbreaking, especially after learning that she was being forced to have sex in order to obtain brains.

The catharsis earned from this scene was easily the highlight of the episode, and seeing Major agree to kill her if a cure was never found was a nice moment between the two characters, but as cathartic as it was, I can’t help but dislike the fact that none of this was happening with Liv. Why bring in a new character to help Major understand what it is Liv is going through on a daily basis?

Finally, we’ve got Blaine and his newly-made zombie Drake, who also just happens to be Mr. Boss’ driver/henchman/assistant. Not much headway was made on this front, and it was mostly used to set up the back half of the season, but it was intriguing nonetheless.

“Cape Town” was sort of a low-key midseason finale, and while there were plenty of emotional repercussions for Liv, there wasn’t much focus on the season-long arc, making it for a middling episode of the series.

Random Notes

  • Apologies for the delay in getting this up. Yay internet problems!
  • Don’t get me wrong, I want Liv and Major to be together, but they need to get all of their shit out in the open and figure things out.
  • The ending tag was a real sucker punch, wasn’t it? Ravi’s cured rat reverted back into a zombie after 162 days, which means this whole cure thing may just be a MacGuffin. Of course, this means Blaine and Major may be turning back into zombies soon, which means Major and Liv can actually be together.
  • Chapter Titles of the Week: Violent Night; Major Falling Out; Santa Claus is Running the Town; Hashtag Hashtagged; One Tree Kill; You Better Not Pout; Mary, Mary, Why You Buggin’? Violent Night was my favorite. Call me predictable.
  • Brain Recipe of the Week: Brain Submarine Sandwich! It actually looked pretty tasty.
  • Ravi has always wanted to design his own utility belt. Of course!
  • “So all this Santa delivers to our city…is crime.” -Liv’s superhero-isms on The Fog’s brain were pretty hilarious.
  • “I may have buried the lead here. Zombies are a real thing!” -Blaine to the new zombie.
  • Hashtag, Ghost Cobra, Grey Area, Megafist, Blue Swallow were some of the various superhero names. I think I may have missed one or two. Their costumes were undeniably hilarious though.
  • “Yeah. I literally got screwed into becoming a zombie hooker.”
  • “I’m the nightmare before Christmas!” -I think I clapped when Liv said this.
  • Remember when Liv had a mother and a brother?
  • See you all on January 12th when iZombie returns for its remaining 10 episodes!

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Evil ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’ Spirits Do Battle in ‘Sadako vs Kayako’!

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 09:46

Move over Freddy and Jason, two powerful Japanese spirits are about to go to battle.

I was part of the J-horror craze that began in the early 00’s with films like Ringu, Ju-On, Kairo, Audition, Dark Water, and many more.

But the two that stood out were the franchises Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On (The Grudge), both centered around a curse and feature a super scary evil spirit. Ringu and The Grudge both lived on to have massive franchises, and both were remade here in the States with sequels (Rings, the third The Ring, comes out in April).

Now, after a brilliant April Fool’s Day joke went viral, Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan have joined forces for the ultimate J-horror battle: Sadako vs Kayako.

Grotesque director Koji Shiraishi is behind the camera with Mizuki Yamamoto caught in the middle of the two battling horror icons.

Ju-On: The Final, billed as the final Ju-On, opened in Japan on June 20. Sam Raimi is producing a re-remake here in the States.

Sadako vs Kayako is already in production for release in 4-D next June in Japan.

Shit, here’s a perfect teaser in which the hand of Kayako comes out of the infamous well belonging to Sadako.

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It’s Casey Jones and Rocksteady & Bebop in the ‘TMNT 2’ Trailer!

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 02:00

Well, this came earlier than expected! The full trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows has been released and honestly? It looks like a blast! The first one might have had its faults but it was good popcorn fare and this one looks like it’s going to do that and a whole lot more!

First of all, we get to see Stephen Amell as “Casey Jones”, who is a fan favorite and an utter badass! His mask looks great and he’s got the right swagger and confidence to pull the hockey-obsessed vigilante off.

Then, and this is where it gets really good, we’ve got Sheamus and Gary A. Clark as “Rocksteady” and “Bebop”, both in human and in mutated form! Anyone who grew up watching the TMNT cartoons as a kid knows just how exciting this is and it’s made me feel like a child all over again!

Also, it looks like they’re trying to pay homage to Secret of the Ooze in this trailer with their music choice. SotO had Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap” and this trailer uses Run-D.M.C.’s “It’s Tricky”. Both are catchy as hell rap songs that fit the style of the Turtles perfectly.

Below are some hi-res images and the trailer itself!

Left to right: Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Megan Fox as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes Productions

Left to right: Bebop and Rocksteady in in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes Productions

Left to right: Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes Productions

Categories: Horror News

Idris Elba to Star in in Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’?!

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 23:24

Two major stars could be climbing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. One hopes to cancel the apocalypse…

Supreme badass Idris Elba is in early talks to play gunslinger Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower, with Matthew McConaughey in negotiations to play the villainous Man in Black, TheWrap writes.

Sony Pictures and MRC are co-financing the ambitious feature film, which Nikolaj Arcel will direct from a script by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner that’s primarily based on the first book in King’s series, “The Gunslinger.” Arcel is currently working with Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen (Election Night) to rewrite the script.

Some interesting additional news is that Elba, who starred in Prometheus, had recently been sought to star alongside Tom Cruise in The Mummy for Universal but he passed on the project last week. The site’s insiders suggest he was waiting for McConaughey’s talks for The Dark Tower to progress before entertaining the idea of scaling The Dark Tower, as the two actors are keen to work together.

McConaughey had previously been offered the role of Roland several weeks ago but found himself drawn to the Man in Black upon reading the script.

King’s book blends horror and fantasy to tell the tale of a gunslinger who has taken up the lifelong quest of locating The Dark Tower – which is the nexus of the universe — before evil invades and destroys the tower, ending all existence.

Pinkner is expected to executive produce with MRC, which is also developing a companion TV series that’s long been part of the adaptation plans.

Categories: Horror News

Your Xbox One May Start Offering Xbox 360 Games

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:36

In their ongoing mission to procure all our cash monies, Microsoft has confirmed they’re working on a feature that will expand the Xbox One’s library of digital titles to include Xbox 360 games. This ought to pair nicely with the hundreds of games that will eventually be updated to support backwards compatibility on the new Xbox, including November’s batch of games.

This is lovely news if you’ve been blessed with deep pockets or the ability to say no to a modestly priced video game. For me and my emaciated wallet, it’s the beginning of the end.

There’s no way to purchase Xbox 360 content on the Xbox One right now, so if you’re trying to recruit a few friends to play some Gears of War 3 Horde Mode, you’re currently limited to the folks who still own a physical copy of the game.

This expansion of the Xbox One marketplace takes care of that, so long as you’re willing to spend more than you would’ve had you picked it up at a games retailer.

Categories: Horror News