Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with mysterious Berlin electronic duo Kiko King & creativemaze to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “Wolves”, a gloriously dark track that permeates with eeriness. Infused with trip-hop elements and seductive vocals, this uses swirling highs and aggressive lows to create a deliciously sinister track.
“Wolves” comes from the duo’s newly released EP Intellect Illuminated, which you can purchase via iTunes.
I’m absolutely devastated to report that Under The Gun writer Justin Proper passed away earlier tonight at 6pm. He was 26 years old.
Under The Gun Editor in Chief James Shotwell wrote a brief description of Justin:
Justin wrote for Under The Gun Review since inception in 2008, and was the site’s original film editor. He was also a diehard horror fan and a lifelong reader of Bloody-Disgusting. His idea of a good first date was hosting an Evil Dead marathon or listening to the music of See You Next Tuesday. He was sick for a long time, but he passed quickly. He’ll be missed greatly.
I had met Justin last year at the fourth year of my Three Corpse Circus film festival and I was immediately drawn in by his charisma, his passion, his friendliness, and his professional attitude. He and I maintained a relationship through Twitter over the past year and chatting with him was always a highlight to my day.
I’m writing this post with tears in my eyes. Twenty six is so damn young. I keep trying to come up with words but nothing seems right and everything escapes me. I’m honestly crushed.
My deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and the entire Under The Gun staff for this tragic loss.
Rest in peace, Justin. You are sorely missed.
Looks like we’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer to enter The Further once again as Focus Features has announced that they have pushed back Insidious: Chapter 3 one week for a new release date of June 5th.
The film is directed by Leigh Whannell, who also stars alongside Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, and Angus Sampson.
The synopsis reads:
This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Head below for the teaser trailer.
A new season of Epic Rap Battles Of History is upon us and this one is just too good to resist posting! In it, the New York paranormal busting group known as The Ghostbusters take on the Discovery Channel’s own Mythbusters! It’s a damn solid way to kick off the 4th season and I’m thrilled that these guys are back!
Watch it below and, as the video asks, who won? Let me know in the comments!
Get your silver shotgun shells ready for director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about.
Opening in limited theaters November 21, check out the first clip that digs through some wallpaper only to discover a…tooth?
In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…“
Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, and the great Tom Noonan.
Breaking news this Monday afternoon as Variety reports that Starz has ordered a follow-up series to the cult The Evil Dead film franchise, titled “Ash vs. Evil Dead”!
The new show will reteam director Sam Raimi with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell, who will reprise his iconic role as Ash(!), the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.
“When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”
The series is slated for 10 half-hour episodes set to debut in 2015.
“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give ‘Evil Dead’ fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”
“ ‘Evil Dead’ has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it,” said Raimi.
“I’m really excited to bring this series to the ‘Evil Dead’ fans worldwide — it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” said Campbell.
“Starz has always been a great creative partner and we are excited to be working with them on this project,” added Robert Tapert.
Raimi will direct the first episode as well as serving as executive producer alongside Tapert and Campbell. “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam will serve as producer.
“They should call you WIMP-lash!”
Skeletor hasn’t just mastered evil, he’s also mastered the art of the BURN! Watch some of skeletor’s funniest, punniest, most rediculous insults in the history of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” thanks to DreamWorksTV.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of inviting Sarah Ann, bassist of alt-metal band Conquer Divide, into my home for an exclusive interview. I was joined by my friend David McDonald of sports and entertainment website The Pit and together we were both turned from our everyday normal selves into the living dead as Sarah applied her makeup and practical FX work on us.
Once this process was complete, we sat Sarah down and dove into the world of Conquer Divide, who were recently signed to Artery Recordings. The band is currently working on completing their debut album alongside renowned producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, Of Mice And Men) and will be playing the South By So What festival in Texas in March. Head below for this exclusive interview.
Purchase the band’s new single “At War” via iTunes.
We can sometimes write off animation as something only built for kids, that deals with themes reserved for simple minds, or something that can’t inspire terror. I assure you “Over The Garden Wall” isn’t any of those things. These past week Cartoon Network debuted the bold and ambitious project as a five night miniseries. It’s a surreal mystery told in ten parts about two children who find themselves lost in a mysterious forest.
If you love horror, if you love Halloween, and you love a good mystery, you need to watch Over the Garden Wall.
The series follows the darkly comedic adventures of Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean) who become lost in a mysterious forest called the unknown. They must traverse a great many locations of this enchanted world in order to get home, but there are all sorts of horrifying creatures who populate the wood, and will stop at nothing to ensure the kids never make it back.
Wirt is indecisive and annoyed by the prospect of adventure. He blames his little brother for getting lost, and bemoans his sense of adventure. Yet, little Greg gives the series it’s charm. Even when it’s dealing with some seriously heavy stuff. See, without giving too much away the story is something that is deeply routed in horror. A loss of control and a feeling of helplessness tied to a really heavy theme that slowly reveals itself over the course of the miniseries.
The tone of the show is incredibly dark for something built for kids, but has a beautiful Fall charm that helps battle the darkness. This show was very purposefully aired last week to capitalize on a mood and a tone for why these children are missing. More over, it’s something that I truly haven’t seen before, it’s animation done right on television. This isn’t rushed, this isn’t episodic, it’s a heavily serialized story told in ten parts. The performances are fantastic, and the horror is real.
I was completely sideswiped by this incredible series. If you’ve ever loathed your sibling, got lost, or just didn’t know how you fit into a strange world, then Over The Garden Wall is for you. I dare say, it’s for everyone. It grapples with some real fear, adventure, and magic. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to watch it again.
Over The Garden Wall aired last week on Cartoon Network, you might be able to catch a rerun over the next few nights, but if you feel compelled to take it in now. Head to iTunes to grab all of the episodes for $9.99. It’s worth every penny.
Collider reports, days after it was rumored that Jared Leto seems to be circling “Suicide Squad” that the film has cast it’s Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie is an interesting choice because she doesn’t come with a certain expectation for insanity. As this is the first time we’re seeing a live action Harley, anything can happen. Although assume this will be the one character less grounded in reality, and more grounded in insanity.
For those of you that don’t know. Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series created by Paul Dini to serve as a girlfriend to the Joker. Dr. Harlequin Quinzel was a psychiatrist saddled with the monumental task of diagnosing the joker, she then became obsessed and was courted by the clown prince of crime into being his loyal servant. As of late she’s had a resurgence of popularity in her own right as an antihero. Let’s see what David Ayer’s “dirty dozen with superheroes” does for her.
Let’s talk about that Jared Leto rumor for a moment. Apparently jaded after not being the first choice to play Dr. Strange, Leto has jumped camp to Warner Brothers to ink his first deal since winning an Academy Award to follow up a performance on the most powerful comic book movie character depiction of the last 20 years. How and why would he do such a thing? Is he capable of making it his own? I like to think so, but I’m of the camp that why bother? Leave the Joker well enough alone for a few more years. I don’t want to see him “Suicide Squad” I want him going toe to toe with Batfleck.
My buddy Kris sent this over to me this past weekend and it literally blew my mind.
According to News Center 7, a “$1.00 Store” in Dayton, Ohio carries a princess wand that, when turned on, revealed a flashing image of a girl slashing her arm.
A closer look at the packaging revealed that the wand is actually called an “Evil Stick,” yet it was lumped in with other pink princess toys.
The owner of the store basically blamed the parents for not checking out what they were purchasing for their children.
You’ve got to see this “Evil Stick” in action (below) and judge for yourself. Was this a twisted joke or just an accident by a moronic clerk? Either way, I know I’d be a pissed off parent…
Video and image source: News Center 7
Not to be confused with Eric England’s Madison County, here’s the AFM sales art for Audrey Cummings’ Berkshire County, which also features a pig-faced slasher (I’d be a little pissed off if I were EE).
In the film, “Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit two children at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a mute boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie’s night transforms from the mundane into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game, hunted by three deranged butchers through the maze-like estate. Forced to confront her own cowardice, Kylie must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive until help arrives.”
The stories are different but both have similar titles and a poster with a pig-faced slasher on it. Hmmmm.
Alysa King, Samora Smallwood and Bart Rochon star in the film that premiered at this past October’s Shriekfest in Los Angeles.
In UK cinemas November 21, Metrodome shared yet another hysterical clip from What We Do In the Shadows (read our review), a mockumentary/comedy written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Men In Black 3) and Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).
The film is played as a documentary, and the clip shows the clan of vamps preparing to go out – even though they’re “sexy” and classy, they have problems seeing how they look in their clothes because they’re invisible in mirrors…
“Diving deep into the throes of vampire life in New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadows introduces us to age-old vampire flatmates Vladislav (862 years old, played by Clement) Viago (379 years old, played by Waititi), Deacon (183 years old) and Petyr (8,000 years old). Stuck in their antiquated ways, they struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs. Enter 20-something hipster Nick, who Petyr turns to get an inside education on the modern world. What follows includes a whole lot of discovery: from fashion to technology and even a little feeling — all laced in continuous hilarity, of course.””
The film premiered at Sundance this year and is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“When it’s red, you’re dead.”
Uncork’d Entertainment scored North American rights to the Werewolf Western Blood Moon out of the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica.
Directed by Jeremy Wooding, we now have the first art, stills and trailer for the indie starring George Blagden, Ian Whyte, Anna Skellern, Corey Johnson, Shaun Dooley and Jack Fox.
“A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travelers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.“
The Works is selling the 2010 indie feature There Are Monsters, directed by Jay Dahl, and base don his 2008 short film.
Guy Germain and Kristin Langille star in the They Live-esque horror film, “The world is being taken over – slowly, quietly and efficiently – by monsters. And they look just like us! There Are Monsters follows a crew of film students on a road trip who discover evidence of evil doppelgängers. The crew soon realize something is very wrong as the world starts to change before their eyes…and their cameras.”
It’s also described as a zombie apocalypse horror film.
Here’s the lengthy synopsis:
Seven different people living seven different lives.
These are people just trying to pay their mortgage. Or graduate from the fifth grade. Or fall in love.
Until they begin to notice that something is happening to the world.
There are unsettling clues that not everyone is who they appear to be.
There are vicious, intelligent creatures that live among us. They hunt us with blinding speed, or quiet manipulation.
They can mimic and replace us, their hosts, almost perfectly. They come for us as our closest friends and family.
And their numbers are growing. If people want to live, they must now learn to run, hide and fight. As the world in which they know, turns into a living nightmare.
Here’s the 2008 short.
TVLine writes that Joshua Leonard of The Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, “Bates Motel.”
The actor — whose TV credits include arcs on “Hung,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Mob Doctor” — will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards.
The gig marks a reunion for Leonard and Farmiga; the two played husband and wife in the 2011 indie Higher Ground (which Farmiga directed).
Leonard is Bates Motel‘s fourth major Season 3 hire, following the casting of Mad Men‘s Kevin Rahm (as a man from Romero’s past), Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos (as a mystery woman who may or may not cozy up to Dylan) and Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst (as an onscreen rival to Kenny Johnson’s Caleb).
“Bates Motel” reopens in March 2015.
A24 and DirecTV have acquired all U.S rights to Charlize Theron’s Dark Places, based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, says Variety.
Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll also star. The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.
“Theron plays a survivor of the brutal killing of her family as a child who’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.”
Producers are Cathy Schulman, Matthew Rhodes, Azim Bolkiah, Matt Jackson, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Charlize Theron and Stephane Marsil. Executive producers include Jeff Rice, Jose Levy, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Jillian Longnecker, Ginger Sledge and Peter Safran.
Last night’s “The Walking Dead” focused on Abraham and company’s foolish “mission” (read about it here).
In next week’s Episode 5.06 ‘Consumed,’ “Stakes are high when members of the group must go on a rescue mission in a familiar location.”
Check out the promo and two clips that take the survivors to Atlanta.
What do you guys think of the season so far?
There are 354 days until Halloween, which means major retailers are already pumping out their holiday decorations. We figured why not join them?
Getting into the holiday spirit (already), here’s an absolutely bonkers R-rated take on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas that changes the lyrics “What’s this?” to “The fuck?”
To say this IS NOT WORK SAFE is an understatement.
On tap for this week, the new Chris Nolan flick Interstellar, why Justin can’t talk about Assassin’s Creed: Unity despite having played it for the past four days, and Don caught up on “The Walking Dead,” so it’s time for him to talk about his love for Rick Grimes.