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‘Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia’ Adds Hell of a Cast (Exclusive)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:21

Darren Lynn Bousman The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia is adding a hell of a cast that will have fans in musical horror heaven.

Bloody Disgusting received exclusive word that Alleluia has added Halloween and “Heroes” fav Brea Grant, pictured above, Insidious ghost J. LaRose, the metal band Butcher Babies and Danny Worsnop of the band Asking Alexandria to its growing cast!

As previously announced by Deadline, the sequel boasts an impressive line-up that includes surprises such as Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick, Jesus Christ Superstar himself Ted Neeley, Rent‘s Adam Pascal, and “Baywatch‘s” David Hasselhoff.

Returning officially are Paul Sorvino, Terrance Zdunich, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan (Burning Bright, Sorority Row, Step Up All In), Marc Senter (The Lost), and Dayton Callie (“Sons of Anarchy”).

Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.

Alleluia continues the saga and sees the forces of Heaven and Hell face off in a showdown.

Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman.

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Slipknot Stream New Track “The Devil In I”

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:06

Iowa metal band Slipknot have released a stream of “The Devil In I”, which comes from their upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

The track has a very different sound from previous Slipknot songs that I’ve heard, carrying an almost gothic, Swedish melodic metal feel to it.

No release date has been set for the new album, which will come out via Roadrunner Records. It will be the first album since 2008′s All Hope Is Gone.

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Modern Horror Movies Get Amazing Retro VHS Covers

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:00

There was something about buying a VHS that didn’t translate into DVD that I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe it was the difference between a big chunk of film that was hugged tightly by a jacket instead of a slim disc with a ton of empty space around it. I don’t know…

But what I do know is that VHS cover art was, quite often, absolutely incredible! And artist Chris MacGibbon has taken multiple modern horror movies and given them that same treatment in an Imgur gallery that you can see below. There are covers for films like The Collector, Trick R Treat, The Strangers, and more!

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Redacted Credits From ‘Godzilla’ Uncovered!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:13

Yesterday we shared the final fight sequence from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (review) reboot from director Gareth Edwards.

With the home video releases slated for September 16, one imgur user got his hands on an advance copy and shared all of the redacted opening credit footage. What was hiding under all of the black? Read on to see it all!

Extra features include:

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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[Review] ‘Jersey Shore Massacre’ Fails In the Parody Department

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:09

I admit it, I watched the hell out of Jersey Shore. Every rotten season of it. When Snooki first walked into the beach house dragging trash bags as luggage, I was there. When Ronnie knocked that kid out with one punch, I loved it. And when the Situation drove his own head into a wall to get out of fighting Ronnie, I laughed my ass off. My viewing had nothing to do with being from Jersey, I’m simply a glutton for schadenfreude and the anthropological study of assholes.

It’s been two years now since Jersey Shore left the air and there’s been a gaping hole in my heart ever since (not really though). That’s why the announcement of Paul Tornopol’s slasher-comedy Jersey Shore Massacre got me all excited. How hard can it be to successfully parody the bronzed bennies and poofy-haired boneheads of my beloved reality show and throw in some fun kills?

Apparently more difficult than it seems.

Jersey Shore Massacre starts with a group of hair stylists “goin’ down the shore.” When they arrive, they find that their stoner landlord (Ron Jeremy, duh) has mistakenly rented out their timeshare to another group of equally obnoxious girls. Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) offers up her gangster uncle’s woodland estate in the Pine Barrens as an alternative. Begrudgingly, the girls head into the woods for an alternative weekend getaway.

From there, Jersey Shore Massacre goes through the slasher beats, with a neighboring cannibal as the prime suspect. Mixed in with the slasher elements is the sexual aggressiveness and misogyny Jersey Shore was known for. Then again, slashers are known for that as well, so it’s all business as usual in those departments.

The cast is made up of a bunch of believably trashy chest-beaters and guidettes, though none of them are particularly adept in the acting department. it’s never a good sign when Ron Jeremy is the only recognizable name in a film (outside of a porno, if you’re into watching a troll doll meshed with a mangy Mario ravage women).

My biggest problem with the film is that it doesn’t embellish the madness of its source material. It’s not a clever parody at all. It plays out like a typical slasher, but the victims happen to say “youse guys” instead of “you guys” and they go tanning. The cast is just doing bad impressions of the Jersey Shore cast without any effort. Aside from JWoww listed as an executive producer, Jersey Shore Massacre has nothing to do or in common with the show. That’s what I was looking forward to! I watch enough lousy DTV slashers already!

Jersey Shore Massacre is now in limited theaters and hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 26.

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Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Gaining a “True Detective”?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:05

Could one of the new great actors of our time be joining Stephen King’s epic battle of good vs. evil?

According to Deadline, Matthew McConaughey, who heads into the weekend as a favorite to win an Emmy for HBO’s “True Detective”, is coveted by Warner Bros. to play the role of Randall Flagg in The Stand, the adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece novel that Josh Boone will direct!

Flagg is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. He was played in haunting fashion by Jamie Sheridan in the miniseries adaptation. Flagg was such a force of evil that King used him in several of his works including “The Stand.”

The site clarifies this is not even close to a done deal, which sounds more like someone caught wind of a “wish list”. I will dream about it tonight… a lot.

McConaughey, who once was ashamed of his role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is on a tear after his role in Dallas Buyers Club. He’ll next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

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[TV ] Want a New Taste of “AHS: Freak Show”?!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:57

This promo has me split…

FX recently set the premiere date for the fourth installment of its critically acclaimed anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” for Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT., which went along with the first promo.

A second was released that offers a new taste at “Freak Show” splitting a tongue in two. Seriously, how great are these series of promos going to be? I hope they do one for every circus act known to mankind.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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Some Great Games Are On Sale Right Now On PSN

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:19

PlayStation Network Flash Sales are rarely disappointing, but this weekend’s sale is particularly good as it brings some serious discounts on several fantastic — and fairly new — video games that are all worth checking out. This weekend, you can grab any of the titles below for $9.99 each. If you need help choosing the right one to add to your collection, you really can’t go wrong with Darksiders II, DmC Devil May Cry, BioShock Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Resident Evil: Revelations.

The only reason Metro: Last Light isn’t on that list is because if you haven’t yet experienced that glorious game, you really should try and get the Redux version that arrives on August 26th.

Metro: Last Light
Darksiders II
DmC Devil May Cry
BioShock Infinite
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
BioShock 2: Ultimate Edition
God of War: Collection PS3
God of War: Collection (PS Vita)
Starhawk Ultimate Edition
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS Vita)
Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs
The Sly Collection
The Sly Collection (PS Vita)
Prototype 2
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires
Persona 4 Arena
Tales of Graces f
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita)
Lost Planet 3
Resident Evil: Revelations

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NSFW Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 149: Cairo Knife Fight “Rezlord”

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:30

It’s Friday and I’ve been feeling like I need to bring something a bit dangerous, a bit sexy, and a bit violent for you lovely readers. That’s why this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week is Cairo Knife Fight‘s “Rezlord”, which is 100% completely NSFW due to full frontal nudity as well as some heavy sexual themes.

The video revolves around a man who gives himself entirely to a woman who, in turn, goes from punishing to comforting, back and forth, escalating each time, until it comes to permanent consequences.

Check out the video below and then you can snag “Rezlord” via iTunes.

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At The Gates Reveal ‘At War With Reality’ And More Album Details

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:15

Swedish metal band At The Gates, who are credited with pioneering the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, have unveiled the album artwork for their upcoming album At War With Reality, which comes out October 28th via Century Media Records. The artwork was designed by Costin Chioreanu who, “…gave the strong lyrical theme of At War With Reality an outstanding conceptual togetherness with the visuals he crafted for this project.

Vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg states:

The concept of ‘At War with Reality’ is based on the literary genre called ‘Magic Realism’. The main style within this genre is the notion that ‘reality’ is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin’s artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice…

Guitarist Anders Björler further explained:

I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for AT THE GATES as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental Project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly.

Some of the songs included on At War With Reality are the following: “Death And The Labyrinth”, “The Circular Ruins”, “The Conspiracy Of The Blind”, “Order From Chaos”, “Eater Of Gods” and “Upon Pillars Of Dust”.

You can see the artwork below.

Album artist Costin Chioreanu comments:

I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it’s the biggest honor for me to illustrate it – As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. ‘At War With Reality’ is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds – to create, to discover and to push the limits. AT THE GATES, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Starts Working On New Team Sleep Album

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:30

Team Sleep, which features Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno, will be entering the studio to record their long-awaited sophomore album with a tentative early 2015 release date planned. The band will be partially funding the new album with an incentive package that fans can purchase at BrownPaperTickers. Backers will receive such perks as silk-screened prints, a limited edition hoodie, a limited vinyl, a CD with previously unreleased recordings, and more.

The band released a statement saying:

Please join us as we create our next record in Woodstock, New York. We’ll gather at Applehead studio, near the base of the Catskill mountains to eat, write, play and record.

For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us, but we’ve continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized. With that in mind, we’re very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place.

We’d like you to be there, too. Your participation will be essential to the independent creation and release of the live performance and our forthcoming studio record; we look forward to seeing you.

The band’s first release came out in 2005.

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[Review] ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is More (and Less) of the Same

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:12

Back in 2005, when comic book legend Frank Miller joined forces with renegade indie filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to bring Miller’s sleazy, hyper-stylized, ultraviolent tribute to ’40s pulp detective thrillers Sin City to the big screen, it seemed the stars aligned quite nicely on that project, resulting in a swirling monochromatic blend of classic noir atmosphere, grindhouse-style exploitation and state-of-the-art digital magic. It was the right combination at the right time, and its success was well-earned. While a return to the rain-slicked perpetual night of Basin City was a foregone conclusion, it’s amazing it took nearly a decade for Miller and Rodriguez to revisit that world… but they finally did, delving again into Miller’s comic source material for a new set of interlocking stories – most of which actually take place prior to the events of the first film.

Where the original Sin City dove headlong in to surreal, twisted and often horrifying fantasy (living severed heads, monstrous mutants, a cannibal serial killer), A Dame to Kill For plays its cards a bit closer to the chest, adhering more to the long-established tropes of the hard-boiled ’40s detective novels and classic films which inspired Miller’s comic series in the the first place, with much less emphasis on outlandish, horror-tinged scenarios. That might seem like a fair choice (though perhaps a let-down for horror fans), but in the long run this approach actually works against the film, leaving it in often tedious limbo between over-the-top comic fantasy and gritty, old-school film noir, sampling heavily from both but not fully committed to either.

Thankfully, the wild, anarchic sense of fun is mostly intact, thanks in large part to the strength of the actors involved. Seeing many of the original characters return to the fold is a definite plus: Mickey Rourke’s hulking, wise-ass bruiser Marv is always a blast, dominating as thoroughly as he did in the first film (and rightly so); Jessica Alba returns as whip-cracking exotic dancer Nancy, now tormented by the loss of Bruce Willis’ grizzled cop John Hartigan, the only man she ever loved (the fact that he blew his brains out in the last film doesn’t mean he can’t watch over her). Rosario Dawson’s tough-as-nails Gail gets an awesome entrance, flanked by her all-female crew of Old Town assassins, but much like Alba, she doesn’t ultimately have much to do apart from briefly assisting Brolin. In fact, many of the principals are a bit underused, lost amid a rambling collection of missed opportunities.

Among the new talent on display is rock-jawed Josh Brolin, taking over the role of Dwight from Clive Owen for the film’s central tale, which precedes the events of the first film and follows Dwight’s doomed relationship with impossibly seductive femme fatale Ava Lord – the titular Dame – played with spooky, green-eyed, serpentine grace by the frequently naked Eva Green, turning in one of the film’s most outlandishly memorable performances. While the change in Dwight’s looks is explained reasonably well, and Brolin is compelling (as always) in the role, his personality has clearly shifted from super-suave antihero to a coarse, overwrought private-eye type who delivers the film’s most cringe-inducing, clichéd noir lines. Oh sure, I know Miller’s playing with the formula, and often in a satirical way, but some of Dwight’s Mickey Spillane-on-acid narration in this segment verges from hard-boiled into waaay overcooked, provoking the kind of groans usually reserved for truly awful puns. Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings his usual boyish charm as Johnny – a cocky, nearly infallible young gambler who pits his skills against Basin City’s puppet master, Senator Roark (the awesome Powers Boothe, once again devouring virtually every scene he’s in), who redefines the term “sore loser” in one of the film’s most brutal moments.

I would have enjoyed more screen time from any of these players, but the often truncated plot lines occasionally sabotage their potential. Loose ends go flopping in all directions – so many, in fact, that I suspect eleventh-hour cuts might have laid waste to large chunks of each story. For example, we’re clearly shown Johnny on a collision course of vengeance against the Senator (tempered by a shocking secret they share), but this thread is resolved too abruptly to carry enough dramatic weight. Alba’s Nancy is also driven by revenge, turned half-mad by hatred toward the Senator – whom, along with his late son Junior (a.k.a. “Yellow Bastard”), she blames for Hartigan’s suicide in the first film – and each time we see her she’s one step closer to exacting poetic justice… but when the moment of truth arrives, it’s a case of too little, too late.

Rounding out the ensemble is Dennis Haysbert (taking over for Michael Clarke Duncan, who sadly died in 2012), all smooth menace as Ava’s unstoppable bodyguard Manute – though I would have liked to see more of his titanic clashes with Marv, the only man who can equal him in hand-to-hand combat. We even get a creepy cameo from veteran actor Stacy Keach – albeit smothered in a grotesque fat-suit – but his inferred connection to Roarke begins and ends there. (Speaking of cameos: be on the lookout for a certain Ms. Gaga as a  hash-slinger with a heart of gold, and the co-directors as drunken characters on a cheesy TV show.)

The stylish action comes as fast and crazed as Sin City fans have come to expect (heads and limbs go flying at every opportunity; one multiple decapitation got a round of applause from the audience), and the filmmakers utilize the same mad technical and artistic skills to bring lusty life to Miller’s panels – all inky black night and cut-out white silhouettes spattered with primary-color highlights (red cars, gold coins, a devilish blue dress, and buckets of blood in various hues). But ultimately A Dame to Kill For comes off as more of an interesting companion piece to the original film than a tale strong enough to stand tall on its own. Come to think of it, I’d actually like to see the two cut together into a single epic, while shifting some of the storylines around for continuity – similar to Coppola’s re-cut of the first two Godfather films – with some of the apparently missing plot threads restored. Now that would be a flick to kill for.

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Horror Retrospective: 1934 (Editorial)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:09

THE YEAR: 1934

The previous editorials (years 1931-1933) all contained movies that have come to be considered “Pre-Code.” The “Code” in “Pre-Code” is none other than the maligned Motion Picture Production Code, or, as it’s popularly known, the Hays Code. The Hays Code lasted from 1934 until the late-1960s, when it became the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) which we know and love today. What was the point of the Hays Code? As with so many other forms of censorship, it was meant to save you, gentle viewer, from that irresponsible individual known as yourself. You cannot possibly make a mature decision about what explicit content you deem acceptable, so the censors conveniently do it for you – how nice! That’s not to say the films on this (and future) lists aren’t worthy of your time. In a way, writers and directors had to get more creative and resort to something that is sadly lacking in many modern horror films: the power of suggestion. The five films described below are all excellent examples of what we’ll call “Hays Code Horror,” and I think that you’ll find that they’re every bit as engrossing as their “Pre-Code” predecessors.


(D) Edgar G. Ulmer
(W) Peter Ruric
(S) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and David Manners

After several years of starring in their own genre films, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi finally shared the screen in this (loose) adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. Lugosi plays Dr. Vitus Werdegast, a psychiatrist who, while spending time in a prison camp in World War I, mysteriously lost his wife. On his way to meet Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), his friend and reclusive architect, Werdegast encounters newlyweds Peter (Manners) and Joan Alison (Jacqueline Wells), who are on their honeymoon. After their bus crashes in the Hungarian countryside and Joan is injured, the three travelers make their way to Poelzig’s home. It is there that Werdegast discovers what has happened to his wife and uncovers Poelzig’s dark plans for the injured Joan. Despite their well-known dislike for one another off screen, Karloff is at his sinister best, Lugosi – in a rare sympathetic role – is quite good, and the screen comes alive when the two icons share it.


(D) Roy William Neill
(W) Wells Root
(S) Jack Holt, Fay Wray, and Dorothy Burgess

Black Moon is an early film about the seductive power of voodoo. The story revolves around a woman named Juanita (Burgess), who had discovered her parents’ corpses as a child. Apparently, Juanita’s folks were the victims of voodoo performed by the inhabitants of a tropical island where Juanita and her family were staying. Now an adult, Juanita (along with her daughter, Cora Sue) has an irresistible urge to return to the island of her childhood trauma. Once she returns, the island’s denizens treat Juanita as a voodoo goddess of sorts, and she is afforded every luxury. Juanita becomes so drunk with power, that she is willing to sacrifice her own daughter in the name of voodoo. Will her husband (Holt) and his secretary (Wray) be able to save Cora Sue (Nancy Lane), or will Juanita claim her prize? Part mystery, part horror, this little-known gem is atmospheric and well-acted – check it out!


(D) Fernando de Fuentes
(W) Juan Bustillo Oro, Jorge Pezet, and Fernando de Fuentes
(S) Enrique del Campo, Marta Roel, and Carlos Villatoro

As so many other horror films are, El fantasma del convento is essentially a morality tale. Adulterous couple Cristina (Roel) and Alfonso (del Campo) become lost one night while attempting to find a good make out spot. Enter a bizarre guide of sorts – is it ever wise to follow a stranger in a horror film? – who leads the pair to a foreboding monastery.  Cristina and Alfonso are treated to a dinner with the Father Superior (Paco Martinez), who relates a story involving a monk overcome by his lust for a woman. After he seduced his friend’s wife, the rest of the monk’s life – and even his afterlife – were cursed. You can probably guess where the story goes from here, but don’t let a little predictability deter you from seeing this beautifully shot and eerie film. For those of you who are fans of Matthew Lewis’ 1796 horror novel, The Monk, you will certainly see the book’s influence in the film.


(D) Roy William Neill
(W) Garnett Weston
(S) Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, and Hardie Albright

Based on the 1930 novel The Invisible Host by Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning, The Ninth Guest is another fine early example of the haunted house subgenre. An anonymous host invites a group of eight disparate strangers to a luxurious apartment for the night. Once the guests are in the apartment and have experienced some fine food and drink, the host – via radio broadcast – reveals the real reason he invited them to the apartment: they have to outwit Death (the titular character) if they want to survive the night. Inventive death scenes and solid acting highlight this rarely seen oddity. I would like to think that the Saw and Final Destination franchises owe a debt of gratitude to this one.


(D) Charles Vidor
(W) Jack Cunningham and Gladys Lehman
(S) Evelyn Venable, Mary Morris, and Anne Revere

Based on the play by Elizabeth McFadden, Double Door is a chilling commentary on family dysfunction. The wealthy but psychotic Victoria Van Brett (Morris) terrorizes the members of her family who still live under her roof. Her favorite method of torture is to lure unwitting family members into the secret chamber, where they slowly go mad from isolation. When Victoria turns her ire to her half-brother’s wife, the only family member capable – or willing – to stand up to Victoria is her sister, Caroline (Revere). The performances in the film are decent overall (particularly Morris), but there is some staginess to the play adaptation. The real reason to see this film is for the setting – a creepy old mansion in New York City that leaves you guessing what’s around every corner.

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ESP Guitars Unveils The Pointiest Guitar I’ve Ever Seen

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:00

ESP Guitars in Japan have unveiled a guitar themed after the popular video game Monster Hunter in celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary. The guitar features a huge blade with several horns protruding from it, making it look like an incredibly painful instrument to play. Still, any hecklers in the audience would learn very quickly to keep their mouth shut.

The guitar has a price tag of 2,300,00 yen, which is just over $22150, before tax. So, I’m going to go ahead and say that anyone interested in this instrument is going to have do some serious real life grinding to get that much loot.

Check out the photos below to see this monstrosity.

BODY : Alder
NECK : Hard Maple 3P
FINGERBOARD : Honduras Rosewood , 24Frets
INLAY : Liolæus
SCALE : 628mm(Medium)
NUT : Bone
JOINT : Bolt-on
BRIDGE : Gotoh 510UB
CONTROL : Master Volume
PRICE : 2,300,000yen (Without TAX)

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Splatter Fest ‘Demon’s Rook’ Dated With New Trailer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:29

Available on iTunes and On Demand September 30th from Tribeca Film is the insanely gory indie Demon’s Rook.

Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into our world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons’ magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction.

Check out the new trailer below from the ode to the DIY creature-feature classics of the 1980’s.

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[TV] “iZombie” Recasts Another Role

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:22

The CW’s comic book adaptation “iZombie” has recast yet another role, this time of Olivia “Liv” Moore’s mom, tapping Molly Hagan, pictured, to replace the originally cast Nora Dunn, EW reports.

Based on the DC Comics property, the new series stars Rose McIver as Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who works in the corner’s office to gain access to the brains she needs to eat in order to keep her humanity intact. Using the memories of the people whose brains she digests, she now helps solve homicide cases.

Hagan will recur as Eva Moore, a hospital administrator and overbearing mother who watches her ambitious daughter become a zombiefied couch potato who breaks off her engagement to every mom’s dream son-in-law.

In addition, “Devious Maids” star and “Scrubs” alum Judy Reyes will guest star as Lola Abano, an artsy bohemian who becomes the prime suspect when her artist husband is murdered.

“iZombie” will premiere midseason on The CW.

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Revenge Thriller ‘Cold In July’ Dated For Home Video

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:18

A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen – and unimaginable – consequences in the simmering thriller Cold In July. The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on September 30, 2014.

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Dexter star Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard, August: Osage County, The Right Stuff), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard’s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes.

Co-starring Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Miami Vice) and Vinessa Shaw (Eyes Wide Shut, 3:10 to Yuma) and adapted from the Joe R. Lansdale novel by director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) and cast member Nick Damici (Stake Land), Cold In July is a pulpy Southern noir whose twists and turns continue to pile up right up to its shocking conclusion.

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The Parlour Trick Featured In ‘The Mill At Calder’s End’ Trailer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:00

BD favorite The Parlour Trick has been featured in the trailer for the upcoming puppet gothic horror The Mill At Calder’s End. Their track “The Yellow Wallpaper” is heavily utilized throughout the 40-second teaser, which you can see below.

Meredith Yayanos, who is half of The Parlour Trick, will be scoring this film. She co-scored the director’s previous short, The Cabinet of Victor Karloch, alongside Lustmord and Zoe Keating.

The Mill At Calder’s End is, “…heavily influenced by the classic Hammer horror films of the 1960s and the films of Mario Bava…

Director Kevin McTurk (creature effects artist and puppeteer on Jurassic Park 1, 2, & 3, King Kong, Hellboy 1 & 2) states:

The Mill at Calder’s End is a gothic tale that will be told with the traditional Japanese theater puppetry technique known as bunraku. Each puppet figure is controlled by three (or more) puppeteers dressed in black and hidden behind each character. It is my goal to make a film that celebrates practical effects and therefore there will be almost no computer generated imagery in the final film. In my first film, The Narrative of Victor Karloch, I utilized several silent film era camera techniques, such as a shot of a miniature ship on a stormswept ocean (which, in fact, was made up of painted flowing garbage bags). I plan to continue to use many more of these techniques to give a hand crafted look to The Mill at Calder’s End.

The Mill At Calder’s End – Official Teaser HD from Kevin McTurk on Vimeo.

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[Exclusive Excerpt] “Fringe – Sins of the Father”

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:04

I’ve never been a huge fan of Fringe. I understand the appeal, and I even enjoyed multiple ideas the series dealt with. (Hello Multiverse!) In any event I failed to follow through on my commitment to watch the entire series, and the whole thing feels like a daunting task at this point. However, Titan Books is making it easier for new, casual, and diehard fans alike to jump back into the world of Fringe with their new original novel “Fringe – Sins of the Father.”

And thanks to the fine folks at Titan Books, I’ve got an exclusive preview to offer all of you.

The adventure that awaits you next week:

A fatal incident in Walter Bishop’s lab estranges his volatile son Peter. In Bangkok, Peter steals a briefcase containing a mysterious vial and becomes the target of a group willing to kill to get it back. Seeking answers, he becomes entangled with Ella Lachaux-—the woman behind  the lab disaster—and David Robert Jones, a terrorist whose goal is to create an army of shape-shifting killers.

Uncover never-before-revealed secrets of the characters, leading to the creation of the government’s covert Fringe Division.

In 2008, Peter Bishop is estranged from his father and running shady operations in Southeast Asia. His latest scam lands him in a life-or-death situation involving weird events beyond the ken of modern science. On the run, he finds himself pursued by strange
specters of his past… and his future.

The Fringe Division is summoned when the unimaginable occurs. Armed with experimental technology, special agent Olivia Dunham, “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop, and his son Peter Bishop investigate cases that lie beyond the realm of possibility.

Releases: 08/26/14 from Titan Books




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Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl For Simon Boswell’s ‘Stage Fright’ Now Available To Pre-Order

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:20

A limited edition picture disc of 1987′s Stage Fright is now available for pre-order through composer Simon Boswell‘s website. The vinyl is limited to 300 pieces, so make sure to order yours now before it’s too late!

Directed by Michael Soavi, Stage Fright‘s IMDb synopsis reads:

A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive?

Check out the trailer below.

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