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[5 Skull Advance Review] “Roche Limit: Clandestiny” #1 Is The Perfect Reentry To Dispater

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:23

“Roche Limit: Clandestiny” #1 brings back the critically acclaimed Image series with a shiny new first issue that’s perfect for new comers and old fans alike. New artist, Kyle Charles, stays true to Roche Limit’s already established space noir atheistic while adding his own unique touch. Clandestiny advances the universe of Roche Limit  75 years since we last saw it, with a lot of change happening in the time.


WRITTEN BY: Michael Moreci

ART BY: Kyle Charles

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $3.50

RELEASE: May 6, 2015

We’re following an entirely new group of protagonists on a journey that differs greatly from what we’ve already seen in Roche Limit. They’re on a mission to Dispater (the planet from the original Roche Limit series) to investigate the abandoned colony and set up a temporary settlement.

Clandestiny’s finds its lead in Sasha, the science lead on the mission. She’s joined by Elbus, the gruff rough n’ tumble leader of the operation and a real motley crew of mercenaries whose ideals seem to lay somewhere south of loyalty and honour. As their ship nears Dispater the crew congregates for a debrief before landfall. The mission hasn’t even begun in earnest yet but tensions are already sky high. Elbus’s command of the room keeps things civil for the interim.

While bringing everyone up to speed on the task ahead they suddenly receive a transmission from the supposedly abandoned planet, a distress signal no less. The situation quickly escalates and before anyone can even wrap their heads around what’s happening they’re plummeting to the surface. One hell of a rough landing later they’re stranded until they can make repairs. But before they can even start on fixing the ship they’ve gotta find out who and where that surprise attack came from.

It’s a framing device you’ve probably seen before but where Clandestiny shines are in its many nuances and mysteries. Sasha is already incredibly complex, with so many unknowns floating around her it’s hard to even get a bead on her true motivations. She’s an exciting enigma and a worthy successor to Ford. (star of the last series) Clandestiny stands tall, meeting the high bar set by Roche Limit and possibly even raising it a few more notches. Do not miss this dynamite comic on May 6th.

Still not convinced? Check out this in depth interview with writer, Michael Moreci on what to expect in “Roche Limit: Clandestiny”

Editor’s note: Pre-ordering comics is vital to their success. Roche Limit can thrive if you make your desire for it known. Please get out to your local comic book store, and preorder issue one before this Friday April 10th using Diamond Preorder Code: MAR150507

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[Comic Review] “Southern Cross” #2 – Tense And Mysterious

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:08

Reviewed By Jorge Solis. As the suspense mounts and the cinematic imagery takes hold, “Southern Cross” #2 is a captivating follow-up to the stellar first issue. This sci-fi thriller succeeds thanks to an immersive world created by Andy Belanger and the cerebral and existentialist mystery, rising from Becky Cloonan’s script. “Southern Cross”  isn’t afraid to slowly build tension, which is felt through the claustrophobic menace that lurks within its pages.

WRITTEN BY: Becky Cloonan

ART BY: Andy Belanger

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: April 8, 2015

In the vastness of outer-space, Alex Braith is consumed with grief over the death of her sister, Amber. To start the mourning process, Alex travels in-between the planets and stars to collect her sister’s remains. But on her journey into the never-ending darkness, someone has gone missing in the colossal spaceship. Where could this missing person be hiding? And why does Alex feel like she is suddenly being watched?

On the second day of her voyage, Alex meets some of the crew members and other passengers in her spaceship. I love how writer Becky Cloonan builds the mystery with numerous suspects and red herrings. Because the narrative is told from Alex’s point-of-view, the reader joins the main protagonist as she questions everyone’s motives. It’s an interesting guessing game because we’re not quite sure who’s supposed to be a friend or foe.

Cloonan emphasizes Alex’s strong personality through her snappy dialogue. There is a feistiness to her punkish attitude, as if she’s unafraid to speak her mind. Alex wants everyone on the ship, especially the other female members, to think she doesn’t care, but she really does. Alex has to deal with the external conflict as well as her internal struggle.

Knocking it out of the park, artist Andy Belanger plays around with size and scope as the panels switch from different angles. In a two-pager, we get to see the exterior of the spaceship in all its glory. In these tight close-ups, Belanger captures the claustrophobic atmosphere Alex feels in her cramped private quarters. Notice how the dripping of the faucet is driving her nuts, like “the tapping on her chamber door.”

With her sleeveless jacket and wool cap, Alex looks like she belongs to a tough biker gang. Colorist Lee Loughridge’s vividly paints the cafeteria scenes in yellow tones, emphasizing the foulness of the food. Then Loughridge switches to a pinkish shade, to highlight Alex’s isolation in the vastness of outer-space.

“Southern Cross” #2 continues to be an great read. I cannot wait to get my hands on the third issue.


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[TV Review] “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – ‘Afterlife’

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:45

“Afterlife” showed how seriously descendants take this terragenesis business as Skye is transported to her new home ahem…, Afterlife, and introduced to her vaguely-lightning powered “transitioner”.  There is a minor reveal in that Skye’s immortal mother is still alive, and we catch up with her father after being absent the last episode.  In one big happy super-powered family.  All the inhuman stuff the real conflict that drives the show, and though I don’t desire a “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” without powers, I don’t feel nearly as hooked by what’s going on as I once was.

Meanwhile, Coulson and Hunter are scheming at Banner’s old stronghold while Coulson reminds us that he’s a good guy by not shit talking the “real” S.H.I.E.L.D when Hunter invites him too.  Instead he devises a plan to find Skye through Ward by stealing a Quinn Jet with the help of Deathlok.  Its so crazy it just might work.  The return of Deathlok is most certainly a good thing, and his “upgrades” seem to be suiting him just fine.  Plus, he doesn’t look like he’s made of dollar store plastic anymore. The good guys have a serious ass kicker on their side, for now anyway.

The Fitz and Simmons drama was predictable but it was nice to see the two of them reconnecting after all.  New S.H.I.E.L.D. is pretty delusional if they think this tight knit group is going to get on their program, and if Mae is joining the cause I have to imagine its to give her a better chance at recovering Coulson.

Alot of moves were made as we barrel toward the end of this season, this second half has been the most disconnected the series has been so far, but I have faith its all going to come together in a satisfying way in a few weeks.  I’m looking forward to more Deathlok and Ward and seeing what Fitz has to say to him.


-Deathlok makes his season 2 debut

-Fitz and Simmons finally on the same page


-The Inhumans stuff is starting to get a “Lost” vibe and not in a good way

-New S.H.I.E.L.D must be delusional to think Team Coulson are going to play ball

-Convenient that everything else that typically threatens to world has stopped so S.H.I.E.L.D can sort out their beef.

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‘Poltergeist’ Infographic, Interactive Map Show the Most Haunted Places Around the World! (Exclusive)

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:01

The Poltergeist campaign is in full swing.

Just a day after having the clown delivered to my doorstep, Fox is launching, an interactive map of over 5k locations of documented poltergeist and paranormal activity in the US. It highlights residencies, hotels, museums and other locations in each major city. For more information about a specific location, a user can visit and enter the promotion code POLTERGEIST.

Be warned, though, spend too much time on the site and they may find out: #WhatAreYouAfraidOf

In addition, we have an exclusive infographic that displays the most haunted places around the world. From possessed fortresses and historic battlefields to grisly legends of suffering, and unexpected death, this is the collection of the world’s most chilling supernatural stories.

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Wolfmen Of Mars’ ‘Gamisu’ Vinyl Gets Delayed

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:18

While Record Store Day might be an amazing day for vinyl collectors who love to go shopping, it’s a nightmare for labels and musicians who want to get albums pressed in a timely fashion. The holiday slams pressing plants with orders and makes it damn near impossible for anybody to get something ready.

Unfortunately, such is the case with retrosynth group Wolfmen Of Mars and their upcoming album Gamisu. The album is still on slate for a digital release on June 2nd but the vinyl has been pushed back until July.

I was told the following:

Our album GAMISU got a bit delayed. The whole Record Store Day assault on the pressing plants has pushed it till July unfortunately. Digital is still on tap for June 2nd.

Head below to hear a stream of “All Those Terrible Times”, which comes from the upcoming album.


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[TV Review] “The Returned” Episode 1.05: ‘Tony and Adam’

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:15

This episode of The Returned dialed things back a bit, relying a bit too much on adapting Les Revenants as opposed to deviating more like last week’s episode did. So while I thought this episode was just okay, it did have some good moments. Also, many of the returned’s storylines are beginning to merge with each other, so I’ve adapted my review accordingly.

Tony & Adam

We finally get some backstory on Tony and Adam. Tony, as you may recall, owns the bar where Lucy works. Lucy was stabbed repeatedly in the pilot by Tony’s brother Adam. Adam did the same thing to Julie seven years ago. One the same night Adam attacked Julie, Tony killed him, and now he’s one of the returned. Still with me?

Maybe I’m crazy, but I just wasn’t that involved with Tony’s story. I thought the moment where he confessed his murder to Adam was a nice bit of acting from Aaron Douglas. We also got some cool gore from Adam eating Julie’s stomach in the flashback, but other than that not much more was revealed about the siblings. I think my disinterest might stem from a slight annoyance with the constant “been there, seen that” from the original. Five episodes in and I’m still waiting for more differences. I find the American version kind of hard to review because many of the scenes are photocopies of the original.

Victor & Helen

Helen had the most screen time she’s had all season with this episode. How much do you want to bet that the episode named after her (episode 9) barely features her in it? That seems to be the trend with The Returned. Michelle Forbes did fantastic work (as always) in her scenes with Victor (whose real name we now know is Henry). The reveal that Helen know Henry/Victor and his family back in the 80s is a clever twist, so I’m curious to see where their relationship goes. Their lunch date provided some fascinating insight to Helen’s mindset, as she thinks the town is cursed and that it’s the problem, rather than the newly alive.

Victor is still playing into the standard creepy child trope, and I think it’s starting to get old. Luckily, he did actually speak tonight when he confronted Peter about his part in murdering him and his family. Nikki also receives word from a fellow officer that a boy matching Victor’s description was found by a woman four years prior. This is all well and good, but did anyone else think that cop was a little inappropriate regarding Nikki’s lesbianism or is it just me? Laure’s (Nikki’s French counterpart) sexuality was never an issue on Les Revenants, so I don’t really see why it should be on The Returned, but you know, it’s America.

Simon & Camille

Meanwhile, Simon gets brought over to Camille’s house to stay after Peter views his presence as too much of a cop magnet (smart move, Peter). This leads to the very interesting pairing of Simon and Camille, two of the returned who both speak and are able to hold a conversation. This was the most fascinating part of the episode for me, as Camille asked Simon how he died and how he feels. I (and the rest of the audience I would imagine) want to see more situations like this. The Returned is not a show that is going to reveal all the answers in the first season, but when we see the characters asking the same questions we are, it becomes more relatable and interesting.

I’m also starting to believe that the returned can’t get drunk, as Camille easily down’s five or six shots in a row with no effect.  Her winning prize is a makeout session with Ben, but her joy is short-lived as her telepathic connection to Lena wakes her up at the hospital. Lena rushes over to the bar and slaps Camille, only to run away and pass out in the woods and be found by Adam. Of all the people for Adam to find passed out in the woods, Lena probably isn’t the best choice. It will be interesting to see if this storyline remains the same as the French version, though.

Random Notes

  • Julie gets one 30-second scene (and that’s being generous) as she goes to look at Lucy’s stab wounds. I hope Sandrine Holt got paid a lot for this episode.
  • The town deer are drowning themselves in the river. It’s appropriately disturbing, especially when we see Helen practically bathing in said river once she sees the deer.
  • Is anyone else wondering how all of these dead people have money to buy food and bus tickets?
  • Rowan throws all of Simon’s things away and stands him up at the bus stop. Smart move Rowan. She also decides that her wedding to Tommy, the man who spied on her and kept the suicide of her ex-fiance from her, is back on. Dumb move, Rowan.
  • I try not to compare The Returned to Les Revenants in my reviews, but I dabbled a little bit in that area with this one. For those of you who have never seen Les Revenants, what did you think of this episode?
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The Cast Of ‘Twin Peaks’ Have Rallied To Bring David Lynch Back To The Show

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:14

In response to the news that David Lynch would not be directing the third season of Twin Peaks, the cast of the show have created a Facebook page to show their anger and frustration that he will not be a part of the series. The cast, which includes Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Grace Zabriskie, Mädchen Amick, and more, have put together a video explaining how Twin Peaks without David Lynch is simply not right. Each cast member uses an integral part of their own character to explain why this situation is simply not right and must be amended. You can see this video below.

The Facebook page, which is already well over 7,000 “Likes”, has two messages, one which states, “We the blessed cast of TP are united here. Without David Lynch, it’s simply NOT Twin Peaks.” The other is a bit more serious and worrisome: “No Lynch No Twin Peaks.”

It’s amazing to see the cast rally behind Lynch and show their support, especially since his role is so crucial in the series. After all, he, along with Mark Frost, created the show.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Comforts His Zombie Daughter, ‘Maggie’

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:10

Check out this sad new still from Henry Hobson’s zombie film, Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs, Final Girl) and Joely Richardson.

In the film, “A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.

Maggie will be making its world premiere at the Tribeca FilmFestival on April 22 and hits theaters and VOD on May 8th.

Watch the trailer here:

Photo credit: Tracy Bennett

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“Twilight Zone”-esque ‘Pod’ Acquired By Vertical Entertainment

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:53

After premiering in the Midnight section of the SXSW Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment has acquired Mickey Keating’s “Twilight Zone”-esque horror Pod (read our review), with plans to release in limited theaters and on VOD platforms this fall.

Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch star in the film in which a family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

Related Post: [SXSW '15 Interview] Mickey Keating’s ‘Pod’ Channels Classic “Twilight Zone” Episodes

“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin. But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”

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Radius-TWC Wants An ‘It Follows’ Sequel

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:44

Ignore the “box office experts” (there are none), Radius-TWC’s indie creeper It Follows (read our review) has been extremely successful. While it failed to catapult into Paranormal Activity stardom, it opened wide and could become a cult phenomenon.

Deadline caught up with Radius-TWC co-president Tom Quinn, who has been championing the David Robert Mitchell-directed movie, and is already thinking sequel.

“Already the success of It Follows has exceeded our goals,” Quinn told the site. “The ultimate goal for us: We want to see [a] sequel.”

There’s quite a bit of mythology to dig into, and the finale left things open for the viewer to tinker with. I could easily see It Follows going into sequel territory. What would you guys think? What would you want to see? Personally, I would be stoked to see Maika Monroe return.

Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

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Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’ Being Developed to Series

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:32

ScreenDaily is reporting that France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya have entered into two-title co-development and production deal, one of which will be a television series based on Dario Argento’s Suspiria.

“Suspiria De Profundis”, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor, says the site. I find this odd considering Argento hasn’t made anything good in decades.

“Suspiria De Profundis” will be an English-language period horror series in which the author De Quincey is the lead character. Styled as a new Sherlock Holmes, the story will explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries. It will be set in London and Rome at the turn of the 20th century.

They’re aiming for 12 episodes that run 50-minutes each, with multiple seasons.

“The extraordinary freedom of expression and creativity that modern TV drama now offers and the interest that the public has shown towards it have encouraged me to take a stab at this new genre,” said Argento.

It should be clarified that this is a co-production deal with plans to develop the series for American audiences. While it sounds exciting, I don’t expect to see this come into fruition. That’s just my personal gut reaction…

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Elyne “Not The Same Flags” Music Video Premiere (Exclusive)

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Italian post-hardcore band Elyne to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Not The Same Flags”. The video is a strong commentary on the pain and difficulties that a soldier goes through, even after returning home.

The band comments:

For the making of this video, we wanted to be consistent with the lyrics. It’s dedicated to all the people who have seen the horror of war and the images and sensations it brings with it. It is also dedicated to our grandfathers who fought in World War 2 when they were our age. We are very happy with how the video came together.

“Not The Same Flags” comes from the band’s latest album What Burns Inside, which can be purchased via iTunes.

If you or a soldier that you know needs help, please dial the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. More information can also be found here.

Elyne online:

Tour dates:
15th April – Warmaudio – Lyon (FR) with The Ghost Inside
23rd April – Honky Tonky – Seregno (IT) with The Ghost Inside

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Behemoth Release “Messe Noire” Video: Dedicated to H.R. Giger

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:23

Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth has released an official music video for their track “Messe Noire”, which comes from last year’s phenomenal album The Satanist (review). Directed by Zev Deans, the video is dedicated to Swedish surreal artist H.R. Giger, who sadly passed away last year.

Deans states:

The story of Lucifer’s fall, followed by his defiant rebirth, reminds me of Nergal’s own personal struggles of recent years. Like Lucifer, Behemoth has recovered from hardship, and they are stronger than ever. With Messe Noire, I was lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the genre. I owe the success of this project to the intense SACRIFICE that Sharon and the rest of team gave to this work.

Nergal adds:

It was actually our drummer Inferno’s idea to use Zev Deans. He showed me PORTAL video that literally blew my fuckin’ mind! For a long time we’ve attempted to reach a new ground and artistically leave the comfort zone. “The Satanist” is THE record that challenges us on so many levels… and here we are, exploring new grounds with a video producer who is a genuine visionary! “Messe Noire” video surely adds new quality to our art and makes it even more transcendental… I am proud!“

The video shows a sacrificial ritual that is meant to raise a giant beast, aptly named a Behemoth. Vocalist/guitarist Adam Nergal Darski portrays the role of Lucifer.

You can watch the video below.

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[Interview] ‘Leatherface’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Producers Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman!

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:40

With Leatherface, the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel, on the way, we thought we would catch up with two of the film’s executive producers.

Lati Grobman, pictured left, and Christa Campbell, right, make up Campbell Grobman Films, the company responsible for the resurrection of Leatherface in Lionsgate and Millenium’s 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D. And while they work on the prequel, as well as a remake of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, they’ve executive produced Stonehearst Asylum, The Taking of Deborah Morgan and even Embrace of the Vampire.

“We have been very lucky,” Campbell tells Bloody Disgusting when asked about their lucky streak, “although we don’t believe in luck, we believe in hard work. We are big believers in the saying, ‘You snooze you lose!’ ”

“Luck comes to a lot of people, the question is what you do with this luck,” adds Grobman. “We have the tendency to become obsessed with something we believe in – in the good connotation of the word – call it extreme passion. It is also important to not give up and capitulate to the word ‘no’, which we heard a lot while trying to revive [Texas Chain Saw Massacre]. “Then, when it came alive, all the ‘no’ people came upfront to claim their prize. That’s just life: success has a lot of fathers, failure is orphaned.”

How did Campbell Grobman Films come to be?

“Lati had been producing films for Millenium for many years,” explains Campbell. “I was acting in a film called Finding Bliss. I helped the production lock in one of their lead actors, got them product placement, and post-production money. Lati came to me and said, ‘Christa you just helped produce that film, you should get a credit.’ I said, ‘No, I just wanted to act in it.’ We went back and forth, but that experience planted the seed.

“Then when Texas Chainsaw came along it was a natural transition for us to finally come together to create Campbell Grobman Films.”

“Christa is a natural born producer,” added Grobman. “We don’t work in the film business, we live the film business, we enjoy what we do.”

Campbell was an actress before turning to producing, we wondered if she would ever return to acting, and maybe even star in one of her own films.

“I work as a producer every single day of my life, it’s difficult and challenging in a way different from acting, which is why I love it,” she explains. “I’m still acting, I’m just not out there actively looking for jobs. If someone calls and asks me to do something in their film, I’ll be there with bells on. I’ve always believed in this business, and I believe in this day and age you have to be able to do everything and not limit yourself.

“I would never cast myself in my own film,” she added. “It feels weird….unless the director came to me and asked if I would play a role, then I would say, ‘Sure, why not?’, but I would never tell a director, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m playing the lead in this film.’ ”

While their resume is all horror, the duo won’t limit themselves to one genre.

“I love horror, Lati loves documentaries, so of course we are going to want to make things we are passionate about,” said Campbell. “That being said, it is a business, and we make a lot of other films that are big blow-em-up box office hits.”

“I’m not into horror like Christa is,” adds Grobman. “I like dramas, romantic comedies, and sure, absolutely passionate about documentaries. I can sit and watch them and talk about them all day long. Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s a lucrative business and so we are not making many of them.”

Getting into the new Chain Saw prequel, Leatherface, Campbell explains where the concept came from.

“When you’re working with a big company, it’s a process of people coming in to pitch their ideas. At the end of the day, its a group decision: Mark Gill, Boaz Davidson , Beth Bruckner are part of team Millennium.”

She also said that it’s “not likely” that Leatherface will be in 3-D, while also revealing to Bloody Disgusting exclusively that they have the rights to five Texas Chain Saw films! But she warns…

“We have the rights for 5 films,” said Campbell, “but it always depends on the success of the last one whether or not you move forward.”

You hear that fans, go see the movie if you want more. Your dollars count.

As for the upcoming Day of the Dead remake, Campbell tells us that, “It’s been a long road with this film but it’s because we want to get it right,” while adding that they “are still working on the script.”

Campbell Grobman films have also produced the Bryan Singer presented fan favorite The Taking of Deborah Logan and the new Steven Schneider film Shut In.

The Taking was shot out in North Carolina where you have a lot of heart and passion, but hardly any money for an ambitious script,” Campbell tells us. “We all worked very hard on this film and I love reading on twitter about all the fans that go crazy for it. People write to us that they have watched it 10 to 15 times! Its insane! We love it!”

Shut In is next to come out,” she adds. “Adam Schlindler directed the film. We first met Adam and Brian when they came in to pitch for Day of the Dead. I went home and watched Delivery and was so impressed that Lati and I decided we were on a mission to make a film with these guys. Four months later we were making Shut In.”

In the film, Beth Riesgraf plays Anna, who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

Watch this spot for plenty more from Campbell Grobman Films as they announce and release their next projects.

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R.I.P. Geoffrey Lewis Passes Away At Age 79

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:33

It’s been a terrible week for horror fans with the passing of Robert Z’Dar and Tom Towles and unfortunately it’s only gotten worse.

It’s been reported by Variety that actor Geoffrey Lewis, father of Juliette Lewis, has passed away at age 79 of natural causes.

Lewis played Roy Sullivan in The Devil’s Rejects, Mike Ryerson in Salem’s Lot, and Terry McKean in The Lawnmower Man. He also appeared in an episode of The X-Files and was also in Triology Of Terror II. This is but a scratch on the surface of Lewis’ roles in a career that spanned over six decades, which also included several films from Clint Eastwood.

We send our deepest condolences.

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Warner Bros is Making a ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 20:16

In the latest edition of Hollywood Headlines That Should Surprise No One, we finally have news of a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie adaptation that Warner Bros. allegedly has in production.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a film adaptation of developer Scott Cawthon’s insanely popular trilogy of horror games that mostly consist of jump scares is being produced by the same trio that’s handling the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It — Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.

Judging by the comments on many of my Five Nights stories, Freddy Fazbear doesn’t seem to have many friends among Bloody Disgusting’s general audience. So, is this something you might be interested in seeing, or not so much?

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5 Creepy Real Places Horror Games Should Visit, Part 5

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:00

I started this series in 2010, and I’ve been sporadically returning to it about once a year since. Aside from making a solid argument for the adoption of hermitude as a life style, this series is super fun to write. It’s admittedly a little unsettling to think that this wonderful planet we call our home, with all its beauty and splendor, could also be hiding churches made from bones, a museum dedicated exclusively to the majesty of penises, a sescluded island populated by deadly snakes, and another that’s gradually succumbed to an infestation of creepy dolls.

That’s not even the worst of it. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the Aokigahara Forest, a 35 square kilometer patch of foliage that rests at the base of Mount Fuji. Hundreds of people have ventured into those woods with the singular goal of dying, resulting in its being given the absurdly horrific monicker of Japan’s Suicide Forest.

I wanted to write this sooner, but it took me awhile to find a batch of locales that were nightmarish enough to warrant it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by these places, so without further adieu, let’s take a look at five more terrifying places.

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4

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Run, Don’t Walk, To Download This John Carpenter-Themed Retrosynth Album

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:01

Retro Promenade, the group behind the fantastic The Next Peak trilogy, have curated yet another themed retrosynth album that should be something you immediately download. This time they’ve gathered a ton of different artists together to pay homage to the master of horror himself, John Carpenter!

Simply titled Carpenter, the 20 track album features original tracks from amazing artists such as Lazerhawk (if you haven’t gotten Skull & Shark yet, what’s wrong with you?), Gunship (the group behind this incredible music video), VHS Glitch, and a whole lot more.

These artists have written original songs based off of multiple John Carpenter films, including Halloween, Big Trouble In Little China, They Live, Christine, The Thing, and more.

Downloading the album is free but I highly recommend forking over even a few bucks to make sure that albums like this can keep happening!

Carpenter by Retro Promenade

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‘Human Centipede Part 3′ Assembled For May Release!!

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:59

The 500-person centipede has finally been assembled, and will head to prison this coming May!

Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence) will be released in limited theaters and VOD platforms May 22nd, 2015 (no assembly required), EW reports.

Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villains Dr. Heiter and Martin in the first and second films, respectively, are featured. Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, and director Tom Six also star.

Director Tom Six has promised that the movie is “100 percent politically incorrect.”

Oh, and here’s the official plot crunch of the final Human Centipede!

Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.

Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious ‘Human Centipede’ movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.

The new Human Centipede is going meta once again, which is awesome. I love that Six continues to put a middle finger up to critics of the first film by launching the franchise into the “real world” where absolutely terrible things happen. Bring on the 500-person ‘pede!

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s Cosplay is a Bad Idea

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:59

The scariest thing about the Five Nights at Freddy’s series isn’t the fact that its premise revolves around a handful of animatronic abominations that spend their nights wandering the empty hallways of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It’s the things we don’t know about them. Their origins and motivations. What drives them, aside from a seemingly insatiable bloodlust?

I understand why the Five Nights community would want to pay tribute to these games, but bringing them into the real world is not a good idea. It’s only a matter of time before that fan-made Freddy animatronic is found at the scene of a murder.

So as impressive as this cosplay from Tumblr user IguanaMouth is, it’s only a matter of time before the cosplayer starts thinking strange thoughts while wearing the costume. These thoughts will gradually congeal into whispers, telling them to do what Bonnie does. Then, murder spree.

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