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Worship ‘The Sacrament’ On Home Video

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:38

Obey your Father on August 19.

Directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S) and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno), Magnet has announced an August 19 release for The Sacrament (review #1, review #2) on both DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include “The Making of The Sacrament“, “AXS TV: A Look at The Sacrament and a Theatrical Trailer.

The film stars Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).

“The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

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Uni’s Horror Nights Will Have ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Scare Zone

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:32

As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.

“The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie’s premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will be inhabited by average citizens transformed into sadistic felons during this period of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.”

The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summer’s surprise hit, moves from the confines of a suburban neighborhood to the streets as the government begins its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With all emergency services suspended, it’s the one night when society regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution. For average people who do not have the means to barricade themselves indoors with a state-of-the-art security system, anarchy rules and no one is safe. In this new story, an unlikely group of five citizens discover how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a dangerous night fraught with impossible decisions.

From director and writer James DeMonaco (The Purge, Assault on Precinct 13), The Purge: Anarchy stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Zach Gilford (Devil’s Due), Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).

‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is about taking guests out of their comfort zones and placing them at the core of unimaginable horror,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Because the premise of ‘The Purge’ could theoretically happen, our scare-zone elevates that sense of fear and forces you to really watch your back. Imagining how your neighbor, friend or enemy could take revenge on you without retribution because you wronged them takes horror to a whole new level, and we wanted to bring that gut-wrenching terror to every one of our guests.

‘The Purge’ scarezone will invade the streets of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, taking up most of our New York back lot. The chaos that reigns in the film will be replicated nightly, but now our guests can actually attempt to survive the night themselves,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “The familiar emergency broadcast will be heard announcing the commencement of the annual Purge, and all hell will literally break loose.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors” in uniquely themed scare-zones. In addition to “The Purge: Anarchy,” other announced experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Face Off: In the Flesh.”

To complement its numerous mazes, “Halloween Horror Nights” features a variety of terrifying scare-zones designed to provoke heart-pounding fear as guests traverse the park from one traumatizing experience to the next, unsure of what lies just around the corner.

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[Fantasia '14 Review] ‘The Harvest’ Is a Harrowing Tale of Human Horror

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:16

Buckle up, guys. John McNaughton’s long-awaited return to film after a 13-year void is a powerhouse story of human horror. It’s a unique story that would’ve come across as ridiculous if made by a lesser filmmaker, but in the hands of McNaughton, The Harvest stays grounded throughout as it plays out its devastating drama exploring the darkest sides of humanity. Driven by the strong performances of Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, and two impressively solid child actors, The Harvest is set to floor audiences (whenever the hell it gets released). McNaughton is back in a big way, rejoice, you swine.

Morton stars as Katherine, a skilled pediatric surgeon married to Richard (Shannon), a former nurse who had to quit his job so he could care full time for their sick son. Andy (Charlie Tahan) is bedridden due to an illness that makes his bones weak, but it doesn’t stop him from dreaming of playing baseball. He’s tucked away in his room all day while his parents perform experimental treatments on him, but their little bubble bursts when Andy befriends the new girl in town, Maryann (Natasha Calis). She comes in through Andy’s bedroom window and keeps him company, which causes Andy to come alive a little bit. Richard is okay with their friendship and the sparkle it puts into Andy’s eyes, but Katherine doesn’t want any strangers coming in their house and she lashes out at Andy and Maryann to a disturbing degree.

With her performance as Katherine, Morton joins the ranks of wicked movie moms, right up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. She see-saws between matriachal warmth and shattering rage. Surprisingly, Michael Shannon comes off as the sanest parent in the film. I don’t think I like watching any actor lose his mind as much as I do Shannon, but it’s nice to see him give a reserved performance. An even bigger surprise is Tahan and Calis, who steal the show several times with their breakthrough performances. Child actors are typically the worst, but these two nail it. Also in the mix is some guy named Peter Fonda.

My only problem with the film is Fonda’s character. He plays Maryann’s grandfather and he’s given some miserable dialogue to deliver. First-time screenwriter Stephen Lancellotti doesn’t seem to know what to do with his character, so he’s left to spout off some lines ripped from the monologue practice book. Fonda’s such a great actor, it’s a shame he wasn’t given more interesting material to work with. There are other traces of mediocrity in the script, though the tremendous performances and McNaughton’s craftsmanship help elevate these faults.

Through these crushing performances, McNaughton crafts a tale not easily shaken from the mind. The Harvest twists and turns through your guts, leaving behind a sinister trail of human wreckage and leaving no easy answers. Just as viewers settle in to the direction it seems the film is going, a massive and disturbing curveball is thrown in, entirely changing the stakes. The twist is orchestrated very smoothly, with no hints of being over-the-top. In the context of the story, it makes perfect sense.

The Harvest is a triumphant return for one of indie cinema’s edgiest directors. Lucky for horror fans, McNaughton returns to the genre with a bleak fairy tale of dark behavior and unspeakable human evil.

PS: It’ll be interesting to see what rating The Harvest is given upon its release. There’s no dirty words, gore, or sex, but this one will definitely fall under the MPAA’s “intense images” category.

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Prog Sphere Wants Bands For Their First Ever Physical Edition Of ‘Progstravaganza’

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:00

For the past four years, Prog Sphere has been releasing a compilation entitled Progstravangaza, which has seen 19 volumes (the 20th will be coming out soon) that showcased over 430 bands and has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Now, after this stretch, Prog Sphere is aiming to bring this series into the physical realm with the first ever CD and they’re looking for the right bands to make the cut!

From Prog Sphere:

Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streamings, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month.

Bands are encouraged to submit “…a download link of the up to 7 minutes long song aimed for the sampler, short biography and links,” to info@prog-sphere.com for their chance to appear on the CD. There will be a fee for entries that qualify. More information can be found here.

I’ve been a huge fan of the prog rock genre for years and I see how difficult it can be for bands to get their name out, so it’d be amazing to see bands get the opportunity to reach a wider audience. I don’t know what the fees are like, however, so that kind of raises some questions. Still, you can’t beat that kind of exposure to the right crowd.

Progstravaganza XIX: Convergence by Prog Sphere Promotions

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Stream Korn’s “Here To Stay (Live From London)” From ‘The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition’ (Exclusive)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:32

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with nu-metal icons Korn to bring you an exclusive first listen to “Here To Stay (Live From London)”, which comes from the band’s upcoming live album The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition! You can listen to this premiere below.

The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition features the original album, which came out last year, as well as a bonus disc that features six tracks recorded around the world and three brand new songs!

You can pre-order the album, which comes out tomorrow, via Best Buy. Also below are the dates for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which Korn is currently headlining!

The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition bonus disc track list:
1. Hater
2. The Game Is Over
3. Die Another Day
4. Love & Meth (Live from London)
5. Here To Stay (Live from London)
6. Get Up (Live from Moscow)
7. Never Never (Live from Moscow)
8. Got the Life (Live from Denver)
9. Another Brick In The Wall (Live from Denver)

Korn online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
MySpace

Korn tour dates:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Tue 7/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Wed 7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri 7/25 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sat 7/26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sun 7/27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Tue 7/29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Wed 7/30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
Fri 8/1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 8/2 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun 8/3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/5 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Thu 8/7 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
Sat 8/9 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun 8/10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Louder Than Life Festival
Sat 10/4 Louisville, KY Champions Park

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Cluster Buster Releases ‘Total Terror’ Horror-Synth Album

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:30

Norwegian synth artist Cluster Buster has released a new album entitled Total Terror. Heavily inspired by the horror-synth soundtracks of the 80′s, the album features 14 tracks with titles such as “The Bodycount Continues”, “Nightmares In A Damaged Brain”, “Don’t Go Skinny Dipping”, and more. You can stream the album below and, if you feel so inclined, pick it up for the appropriate price of $6.66 at Bandcamp.

Cluster Buster was featured in our 10 Horror Influenced Groups You Should Be Listening To article, which is a great place to snag some suggestions from yours truly as well as the BD readers!

Total Terror by Cluster Buster

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Well Go USA Feeling ‘Baby Blues’

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:22

When a young couple moves into a new home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever in the horror thriller Baby Blues, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital September 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Po-Chih Leong (Hong Kong 1941) directed this terrifying story of a woman (newcomer Janelle Sing), pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Suffering from postpartum depression, her husband (Raymond Lam, Saving General Yang) seeks help and discovers a mysterious doll that may be the source of their problems. It also stars Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), Karena Ng (Magic to Win) and Hoi- Pang Lo (The Grandmaster).

A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she’s pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family – and one neighbor’s warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real…

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Full Specs For ‘Halloween: The Complete Collection’!!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:10

Michael is coming home…

We just now received the full press release featuring all of the specs for Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory’s September 23 release of the Halloween Complete Collection on Blu-ray!

This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

• HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
• NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
• Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
• “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
• “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
• TV Version Footage
• Television Spots
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spot

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

• Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
• Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spots

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
Theatrical Version

• Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
• Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
• Theatrical Version And “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore…
• “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
• Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV and Radio Spots
• Still Gallery

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version

Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

• Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
• “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season of the Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
• “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” – Revisiting the original shooting locations
• Still Gallery
• Theatrical Trailers

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

• Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
• Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 7 — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

• Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
• Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
Halloween 5: On The Set
Halloween 5: Original Promo
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 8 — Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

• NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
• NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
• NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
• NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
• NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
• NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
• NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
• NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
• NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
• Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
• Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
• Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 10 — Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

• Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
• NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
• NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
• Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Disc 11 — Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

• Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
• Alternate Endings
• Deleted Scenes
• Featurette: “Head Cam”
• Storyboard Analysis
• Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
• Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
• Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
• Theatrical Trailer
• Home Video TV Spots

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

• Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
• Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
• Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
• Bloopers
• Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
• Re-Imagining Halloween
• Meet The Cast
• Casting Sessions
• Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
• Theatrical Trailer

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Bonus Features:
• Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

• Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
• Deleted And Alternate Scenes
• Audition Footage
• Make-Up Test Footage
• Blooper Reel
• Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
• Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Subtitles: English

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
• John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version (In HD – TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
• Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of Halloween
• Featurette: Halloween UNMASKED 2000
• Featurette: The Making Of Halloween 4: FINAL CUT
• NEW The Making Of Halloween 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
• Featurette: Inside Halloween 5
• NEW The Making Of Halloween 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
• NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween III: Season of the Witch Radio Spots
• TV Spots – Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)

1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono___

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Map of America’s Most Infamous Villain Lairs!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:03

From Camp Crystal Lake to Bates Motel, Road Trippers created an info graphic that takes you on a cross-country trip to the most villainous hideouts in fictional history!

By clicking over to the site you’ll find a breakdown of all the shown locations, as well as lengthy descriptions of the tourist spots.

They really went out of their way to make something cool and worthy of your time – you could easily get lost on the site for a good 30 minutes.

If these locations were real, which would you visit first, and why?

Image Source: Road Trippers

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‘Godzilla’ Stomps to Home Video This September

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:51

DVD Active reports that Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment have announced the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), and two disc DVD releases of Gareth Edwards’ revamped Godzilla (read our review), in stores September 16.

There will also be a Limited Edition Godzilla MetalPak, which includes exclusive embossed artwork, the Blu-ray Combo pack, and Godzilla’s iconic roar.

All three releases will include the following special features:
MONARCH: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
Operation: Lucky Dragon
MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
The Godzilla Revelation
The Legendary Godzilla – Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
Godzilla: Force of Nature
A Whole New Level Of Destruction
Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s

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‘Jurassic World’ #SDCC Poster Teases Return of the Raptors

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:49

The scariest element of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park? No, not the T-Rex…

Director Colin Trevorrow just tweeted out the official San Diego Comic-Con teaser poster for Jurassic World, which features a deadly velociraptor standing on a demolished Jurassic Park tour Jeep.

You can text JURASSIC to 834567 to find out how to score this art created by Mark Englert for the convention this week.

The film opens on June 12, 2015 in 3D and IMAX, and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.

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Magnet’s ‘Honeymoon’ Poster Completes the Ritual

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:42

Magnet Releasing has released a new one-sheet for Honeymoon (read our review), which opens on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12.

Leigh Janiak’s festival fav stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.

Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

Treadaway and Leslie give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.

The poster comes courtesy of Commplex:

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First ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ #SDCC Poster

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:38

TWC-Dimension unveiled a San Diego Comic-Con posters for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

In theaters August 22, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.

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Exclusive ‘Raw Cut’ Clipage Takes Aim

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:11

We now have an exclusive clip from Zoe Quist’s (Mining For Ruby, Fetch) upcoming indie thriller, Raw Cut, which opens theatrically in Los Angeles on August 1st and is available around the country on VOD August 5th.

In the clip, Adam (Daniel Ponickly) takes things up an uncomfortable notch with the shotgun and Jack (Christopher Kelly) in the mountains while Stephanie (Zoe Quist) and Amanda (C. Ashleigh Caldwell) watch in horror.

Starring Daniel Ponickly (Mining For Ruby, Mona Lisa Smile) and Christopher Kelly (Ink, August Falls) and C. Ashleigh Caldwell (Ashes, Not In My Backyard), “When Adam Cohen invites his best college friends, Jack and Amanda, to his new Wyoming home for a week’s getaway to meet his new fiance, Stephanie, the two couples get much more than the peace and solitude they were hoping for. Stephanie asks for help with her thesis film, a ‘found footage’ piece. The friends are going to play-act a traditional horror story: two ingenues are stalked and murdered by two crazed hillbillies. But who is stalking whom? How far are we willing to go for our art? How much will people take before they burst? Raw Cut explores the meta world between found footage and reality. What starts as a traditional horror film turns into something far darker, more suspenseful. How well do any of the friends really know each other? And who will survive the cut?

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Must Buy Comics on 07/23/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:25

Every week we cover what we hope to be the best comics of the week on Wednesday, but for a lot of you that’s far too late. You’ve hit the shop and you’ve got your stack by lunchtime. So now we’re going to hit you ahead of time and show you what we think are the best offerings of the week. This way you can leave the shop Wednesday knowing you have a real winner in your pile, or at the very least grab something before it sells out.

These are the Must Buy Comics for 07/23/14.

DREAM THIEF: ESCAPE #2

I had the pleasure of hearing Jai Nitz speak about his approach to writing at Emerald City Comic Con, and he’s got a lot figured out. He knows how to pace a story, and make it grounded in character without forgetting a fantastic premise. This new issue of “Dream Thief: Escape” shows no signs of slowing down, our own Brady Steele said of issue # 1 “The setup leaves unlimited possibilities for what’s going to happen next and that’s just the kind of story that deserves your attention, readers. Get in on this caper / paranormal series already!” You heard him!

 

 

 

BUFFY SEASON 10 #5

Buffy! Nicholas Brendan co-writing the series! Down and dirty Dracula action! What more could you ask for? Ohhh… an advance review? We’ve got that from our own Farah Jayden right here. She’s already said “The fandom is lucky to experience the beginning of a new season that’s growing into one of the most original and skillfully constructed eras of the series.”

 

 

 

 

UNDERTOW #6

The end of Steve Orlando and Artyom Trakhanov’s insanely awesome miniseries is here. I can’t help but weep tears of sorrow as this has been one of my favorite miniseries of the year. Consistently Orlando delivers a script that packs an emotional wallop while Trakhanov has some of the best coloring work I’ve seen in a monthly comic. Together they’ve crafted a tightly wound story about knowing where you grew up and pushing into unknown worlds with only courage at your side. Will it all be worth it for Ukinnu? We’ll find out in three days.

 

 

 

DOCTOR WHO THE TENTH DOCTOR/ THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

Holy shit.

Two new Doctor Who stories in one week. With each of the past doctors at the helm, and incredible creative teams behind both. I think both my hearts have stopped.

 

 

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BD Playlist: Zac Vol. 1

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:00

Another work week, another reason to listen to some new music! Today we bring you several tracks from our new comic book editor, Zac! As seems to be the running theme, we’ve got a great mix of genres here, from hip hop to electronica to indie and more. Head on below to get a sampling of Zac’s musical tastes!

Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Thee Oh Sees are not really my typical sound but I find something about them incredibly intoxicating. I was fortunate enough to see them live this past year. It was easily one of the most energizing and exciting live performances I’ve ever attended. Their washed out dirty and aggressive play still is now part of my daily rotation. Watch this video and you should be converted.

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Remember ‘T-Rex,’ Rob Zombie’s Boxing Flick?!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:49

It’s been six years since Dimension Films optioned Rob Zombie’s T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex), which was to be the followup to his 2007 Halloween.

Mid-2008, Zombie started to share concept art from his action-horror, allegedly about an ex-convict boxer fighting in an underground ring (reminding me of Bloodsport or Kickboxer). He told MTV in an interview that it was “like an incredibly violent 70s action movie.

Between the mini-announcements of art and cast (Sheri Moon was confirmed for a role, clearly), the movie fell apart.

All of these years later, here’s what we’ve heard happened: The Weinstein Company got cold feet – because it was extremely expensive – and allegedly held it over Zombie’s head, who wanted desperately to make the movie. The Weinstein Company had allegedly told Zombie that, if he were to direct Halloween II, they’d give him the rights back to the script. This way Zombie could shop the property to other studios, while Dimension would get their Halloween sequel they so badly wanted.

Anyways, it’s a bummer T-Rex never came into fruition because it looks and sounds like a badass idea. Zombie hasn’t mentioned the film in years, which leaves me to believe it’s long gone, a cinematic “what if?” that will forever be remembered among us horror fans.

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Advance Review: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10” #5

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:21

The release of Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10” #5 sees the exciting end of this Season’s widely revered first arc, and the beginning of what’s gearing up to be a potentially significant saga in the series’ rapidly evolving mythology. Be sure to pick up your copy when it hits stands this Wednesday (July 23), and click through to read our spoiler-free review!

 

WRITTEN BY: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon

ART BY: Rebekah Isaacs

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

PRICE: $3.50

RELEASE: July 23, 2014

Reviewed By: ShadowJayd

For how different they seem to be, seasoned writer Christos Gage, and Buffy alum Nicholas Brendon, deliver another perfectly co-written script, both working in tandem to establish the dramatic events that  will ultimately set the course for whatever lies ahead in “Buffy Season 10.”

Following last month’s surprising cliffhanger, Dracula’s dangerous meddling with the VAMPYR book in his quest for power has left the Scooby Gang scrambling in an epic battle to stop the terrifying—and familiar—demon he has unwittingly transformed into; whilst also trying to extract a mind-controlled Xander from Dracula’s hold. The issue roller-coasters along at an alarmingly quick pace, only slowing down to provide exposition and plot development when needed. The prominence of action and movement is a gift that keeps on giving as Buffy and crew take the fighting to the streets, providing a great opportunity for Rebekah Isaacs to not only showcase the cohesiveness of the team as a combat unit, but also her illustrative capabilities and fantastically imagined artwork. At times, the accelerated pace comes off as a bit excessive, but overall this is a pretty infectious installment.

Gage and Brendon use dialogue to great effect, leaning heavily toward the comedic side of the spectrum, with the writers delighting readers with quip after witty quip. Comedy is notoriously difficult to pull off, especially when trying to effectively express humour within the comics medium, but Gage and Brendon appear to be in their element. On the other hand, while “New Rules, Part V” is a master class in comedic delivery and timing, it could very well just be subject to its audience. It’s hard to say whether the narrative’s balance of plot and cheesy humour is exactly what the fandom wants and expects, or if it’s overkill; but personally, I relate to the former.

From beginning to end, this chapter is a blast to read thanks to Gage’s creative mind and understanding of the Buffyverse, and Brendon’s iconic acting experience as Xander Harris which allows for an incredibly authentic voice to be heard in the character’s dialogue; specifically his interactions with Dracula. Moreover, Rebekah Isaacs’ artwork really compliments the writers’ humour and makes excellent use of page layouts and design.

She also brings a lot of visual humour to the issue, herself. From subtle character moments, like Ghost Anya reaffirming her invisibility by waving a hand in front of an old acquaintance’s oblivious face. To big moments, like Willow magic-flying an unsuspecting, though agreeable, Catholic priest through the air to bless a towering structure amidst complete demon-fighting chaos. In contrast, colourist Dan Jackson keeps things visually serious with his typical palette of dark hues and tones. Yet he still provides a sense of vitality that instantly stimulates the eye. Isaacs and Jackson work together to capture that wonderful mix of humor, horror, and supernatural might that keeps life extremely interesting for Buffy and her gang.

The fandom is lucky to experience the beginning of a new season that’s growing into one of the most original and skillfully constructed eras of the series. I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

ShadowJayd, known everywhere else as Farah Jayden Hakkak, has been a staff writer for Bloody-Disgusting since July 2012. You can find her on Twitter, or passed out by the dirt road behind Wendy’s.

 

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BOOM! Escapes With Snake Plissken!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:56

BOOM! has this incredible initiative before San Diego to make fifteen announcements before the show. Most of them have been clear, concise, and avoided teaser territory but not today. Today marked an ambiguous image  of Snake Plissken’s awesome torso and famous submachine gun. It’s hard to tell exactly the direction the series will go in, but I mean after Escape From L.A. the world is just about ruined into another Dark Age. Let’s hope whatever direction they go in is as awesome as the new Big Trouble in Little China series.

Look for more details as they become available.

 

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[TV] “The Walking Dead” Season 5 Character Banner #SDCC

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:54

Today AMC revealed character banner for “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5 that will be displayed at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The poster depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) handcuffed in the Terminus train car, echoing the survivors’ predicament in the Season 4 Finale cliffhanger.

“The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.

“The Walking Dead” returns this October on AMC.

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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