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[Comic Review] “Invisible Republic” #1 – A Strong And Clever Debut Issue

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:00

There were a lot of things I expected when I started reading “Invisible Republic” #1. I kind of felt a Star Wars vibe coming from the cover and title, especially with the creative team’s history with Star Wars: Legacy, which is really its own unique variety of space epic. What I didn’t expect, however, was its strong ties to Camelot.

WRITTEN BY: Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko

ART BY: Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd

DESIGN BY: Dylan Todd

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: March 18, 2015

The story follows the aftermath of the Malory regime (a reference to Thomas Malory, compiler/author of Le Morte D’Arthur) as journalists try to find a story somewhere in the abject poverty the urban spaces have devolved into. As one reporter puts it, “the fall of the Malory Regime is hitting Avalon’s least fortunate the hardest.” But the locals aren’t interested in giving interviews to strangers looking to make a buck off of their misfortune, and even the journalists feel like they’ve “been through this kind of shit before. No need to pester the locals.” One among them, however, stumbles across some portion of the writings of Maia Reveron (Morgan le Fay?), cousin to Arthur McBride, as she relates who he was prior to politicking and how they ended up where they are now.

This book is filled with Arthurian easter eggs, and indicates that the creators have a close relationship with the original legends. It is, however, its own story, distinct and independent from that source material; this is not an Arthurian retelling that you’ve read before (trust me, I’ve read a few). The choice to update a classic and include political propaganda and futuristic spaces is a common technique, but not one I’ve experienced applied to this particular classic, and this book is working to find a good balance between its source material and the new content.

The greatest strength of this update is the art. Gabriel Hardman’s urban spaces combined with Jordan Boyd’s muted colors manage to convey something that is at once unknown and familiar, classic and futuristic, which is necessary for this book to succeed. The palette shift (as well as the lettering shift) that occurs with the flashback is bright and clean, and its contrast to the “modern” scenes point out just how far society has fallen; even when Maia and Arthur are poor, the sky is blue and the water is clear.

Not all of the Arthurian references are clear, especially to people who didn’t spend most of 4th grade avidly consuming every retelling they could get their hands on, and I’m not entirely sure where this story is going, but it’s strong and clever enough that I will absolutely be getting the next issue.

Katy Rex writes comics analysis at endoftheuniversecomics.comcomicsbulletin.com, and bloody-disgusting.com. She really likes butt jokes, dinosaurs, and killing psychos and midgets in Borderlands 2. She has a great sense of humor if you’re not an asshole. Twitter: @eotucomics Tumblr: katy-rex.tumblr.com Email: katy@endoftheuniversecomics.com
Categories: Horror News

‘The Forest’ Adds Wild Pigs, Climbable Walls to Hide from Wild Pigs

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:58

Pigs. I hate them. I don’t like anything that would giddily eat my face. It’s hypocritical, sure, seeing as I’ve eaten countless pigs over the years. They deserve retribution, but I’d much rather shoot them in their piggish, squealing faces with the bow I just crafted out of palm fronds and crocodile teeth. Such a situation has just been made possible in the open-world survival horror game The Forest, which received another substantial update earlier today.

I’d go on, but it’s time I return to those woods. Those pigs will never see me coming.

Version 0.15 Changelog:

Fixed bug where raft would no longer float
Fixed bug where arm effigy wouldn’t be lightable
Lowered damage drinking polluted water does to players
Added hint text to dying screen about finding pots at camp sites
Added sheen highlight to pot pickup to make it easier to find
Turtle Shell now fits in backpack !
Holding pot while it rains now fills it with water
Enemy bodies can now be transported via the log holder! (SP only)
Fixed bug where player could sometimes climb down rope out of world if tree house was placed on a slope
Spider lady a.i. improvements and additional animations added. Now has more attacks, can jump attack, can dodge players. Will react to explosions and can be killed with 2-3 bombs now.
Fixed FMOD bug that would cause memory to climb up over time
Animal footstep sound effects added!
Fixed held plane axe upgrade visuals positioning
Fixed booze upgrade visuals
Fixed loading upgrades from saved games (not retro-active)
There is now a limit to the total amount of upgrades per item (currently set to 30 for all weapons. You can choose to have either 30 teeth or 10 teeth + 20 Feathers, or 10 teeth + 10 Feathers + 10 booze etc)
Visual added to show item upgrades distribution when crafting upgrade recipes
Bonus per upgrade now decays as you use a single upgrade type
Dying no longer resets fullness to zero
Collision fixes/improvements for caves
New item/weapon added: Climbing axe! (check caves!)
New climbable (with climbing axe) cliff rock added to overworld (currently limited to only 1 type of cliff rock)
New climbable area added to cave 2
Fixed bugs that would sometimes cause log sled to fall through world. log sled should now collide with boulders and cliffs. Fixed log sled audio playing drop noise when in its trigger or being pushed. Log sled now casts a shadow
New art added: Hanging skull lamp
New art added: Skull floor pile
New art added: terrified skeletons (check deep caves)
New art added: (removed*SPOILER* – Check deep caves)
New art added: Eerie tribal fishing stands
New art added: Cannibal village props (small cages, fire pits)
(multiplayer) Fixed sitting on bench not lining up correctly
Tree sap, skulls, blue and orange paints are now part of the construction system
New buildable item: Skull lamp
New buildable item: Deer Skin Decoration (as floor carpet or hanging on walls)
New buildable item: Skull wall Decoration
New buildable item: Arrow Target – shoot arrows and improve your aim!
New buildable item: Bed! build inside a custom building to allow saving and sleeping
New system added (rough) Player point at map. When holding map in cave player will point to his current rough location
When the game is already started and an MP invite arrives, player can now choose to either start a new game or continue with his saved MP character
Drowning now causes instant death, without respawn in cave
Fixed underwater bar appearing before character’s head is underwater
Fixed hydration icon fill values not set properly after loading a saved game at full thirst
Player can now suffer brief knock down and damage from explosions
Bow and arrow improvements! will no longer fly through enemies without damaging them. Arrows now stick in trees and other static objects correctly. Arrow pick up icon added and better positioning, and will now turn on pick up trigger when it sticks to any object
(multiplayer) Water Collector now works for clients in MP games
(multiplayer) Fixed infinite item/log from holder buildings in MP
(multiplayer) Fixed bug where Sometimes when someone else completes a build, it says it still needs materials, then just eats the materials.
(multiplayer) Fixed issues with some built buildings not working correctly for all players.
(multiplayer) Fixed bug where clients could be kicked from host after 5-10 minutes
(multiplayer) Fixed bug where after being kicked out by the server, every single door placed in world would duplicate
(multiplayer)Fixed bug where items from cabinet/racks/shelves could vanish when host ends session, at random, or on loading the game.
Dead bodies around world no longer respawn after being picked up/moved when moving back near them
New creature added: Wild pig!

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New ‘Tremors 5: Bloodline’ Images Surface

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:46

The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5: Bloodline, is set to release this October on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD. Today, we get new looks at the key cast members, Michael Gross, who returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films, as well as new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy.

With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor.

The film is directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Sniper: Legacy) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 3: Back to Perfection) and produced by Ogden Gavanski (The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Fire, Warm Bodies).

Michael Gross (“Anger Management,” “Suits,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) returns as weapons enthusiast and expert subterranean creature hunter Burt Gummer with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” “Ghost Whisperer,” Scream series) as his new right hand man, tech-savvy Travis. The pair are joined by an international cast as they mount a battle against the deadly creatures that turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.

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[Comic Review] “Ivar, Timewalker” #3 Is Wild And Engaging!

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:43

Reviewed by Brady Steele. Imagine a long line at a coffee shop. Boring, right? Now take out coffee junkies and replace with time travelers and substitute the cashier with Hitler whom they’re all there to kill. That, dear readers, is just the tip of what Ivar, Timewalker #3 has in store for you this month. It’s that wild and engaging from start to finish.

WRITTEN BY: Fred Van Lente

ART BY: Clayton Henry

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 18 March 2015

Having enjoyed writer Fred Van Lente’s previous works, I can attest to his creativity and its abundance herein. He knows how to tell a good tale of adventure, questing, twists, with a good dose of family and emotion thrown in to keep you invested in the character’s tale. Ivar and his newest accomplice, time travel inventor Neela, are literally scrambling to get their time travelling device, the Tachyon Compass. Like all good journeys through time and space, our hero is not as noble as they would initially appear.

This regaling may seem direr than the story reads. The other great thing this creative team can do is bring the funny out of nowhere. “I’ve got a robot brain and a silencer and I know how to use ‘em both!” and “Science, bitches!” are but a few choice moments to discover.

Clayton Henry’s art is crisp and exquisite in facial expressions and action so much so it’s hard to find a prime example in this month’s issue. Honestly, YOU go through the pages and tell me which one is your favorite. The best part of this is we’ll both be right no matter what panel we choose.

The covers have been iconic and beautifully simplistic from the get-go. This month’s beauty by Raul Allen is no exception. Each one looks like an oh-so enticing movie I know people would line up for. Thankfully, it’s selling something better than a movie…it’s a great comic book! Like every good 80s action romp, Ivar, Timewalker #3 keeps the good times rolling for all to enjoy.

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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[Comic Book Review] “Divinity” #2 – How Do You Deal With A God?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:35

Reviewed by Brady Steele. “Divinity” #2 makes the benevolent man from the stars granting heart’s desires to some and anxiety and twitchy trigger fingers for others. With such a powerful and polarizing figure establishing roots on Earth, what will the rest of the world do? How will they deal with such an overwhelming unknown factor?

WRITTEN BY: Matt Kindt

ART BY: Trevor Hairsine

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 18 March 2015

Abram Adams has travelled farther than any other human and become something much more in the process. There seems to be nothing he cannot do now that he has returned to his home world. Can this much power in one person ever end well? For once, I want it to. Writer Matt Kindt has really made this made-made-God tale so compelling already that I want to see how far he’s going to push things before the inevitable break.

Trevor Hairsine’s art is helping in spades to show how cool this journey is to behold. Describing out loud how some people’s deepest desires manifest in this story could sound ridiculous. However, thanks to Hairsine’s art, you can still see the humanity where now only pure animal instincts remain. Flying, for example, has never looked so utterly poignant until you see the ‘Sergeant’, Divinity’s would attacker last issue, take flight.

This has so far been a refreshing take on the benevolent god making utopia on Earth. I’ve been very impressed with how Kindt and Hairsine’s arc and really want to see how things progress with each page. The fact that Unity, the MI-6’s elite tactical team and Valiant Universe’s team supreme, are entering the fray only adds to the anticipation I have for next month. Pick up this series and see how much change is coming, whether Earth is ready or not.

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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“From Dusk Till Dawn” Casts Its ‘Lord Amancio Malvado’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:28

El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Esai Morales (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue) has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” in a recurring role.

Morales has been cast in the role of “Lord Amancio Malvado,” a figure of terrifying cruelty and power who has a complicated and obsessive relationship with Santánico Pandemonium (Eiza González).

The series is currently in production in Austin, TX.

Morales joins the returning internationally renowned cast: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew); Jake Busey (Motorcycle Gang, Contract); and recent cast additions Danny Trejo (Machete, Con Air), and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2).

Season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

Season two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santánico (González) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

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‘It Follows’ Gets Screwed Out Of Wide Theatrical Release?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:21

MAJOR UPDATE TO THIS STORY: IT FOLLOWS WILL OPEN IN THEATERS EVERYWHERE!

I battled a Bloody Disgusting reader on Twitter explaining to him that It Follows would never get a wide theatrical release. While I want to say “I told you so” it appears we were both sorta right.

David Robert Mitchell’s horror film was on the verge of being the biggest horror breakout since the 2007 Paranormal Activity, that was until cable companies and other home viewing platforms allegedly threw a wrench in TWC-Radius’ plans.

According to Indiewire sources, Radius told theaters that they were going to expand to about 1,000 cinemas on March 27th. But by day’s end they had returned to their original VOD plan, possibly in part under pressure from cable companies and other home viewing platforms.

While a lot of you immediately think of iTunes as THE go-to VOD company, their numbers aren’t as impressive as companies like Redbox and Netflix, who can make or break a home video release. Having exclusives on Time Warner/Xfinity and DirecTV are also a huge deal these days, from my own personal experience.

My only question is – why would The Weinstein Company allow themselves to be bullied by home video chains, when a wide theatrical release and major breakout would result in major exposure and financial gains for the home releases? It’s all a bit perplexing, frustrating, and mostly rage-inducing.

Indweller attempts to explain a bit, pointing out the $7-10 million in marketing costs that would need to be recouped. In addition, theaters would only pay part of their grosses to Radius, and there was no guarantee on short notice that future bookings would have done enough to cover increased costs.

Sticking to early VOD means that Radius’ costs would be much lower, they explain, with Radius retaining a higher share of revenues. So this route guarantees them a profit, with whatever theatrical revenue they take in (possibly in the range of $2 million or more).

For those interested in the business side of indie releases, I think it’s important to click over and read a bit more.

In regards to It Follows, SEE IT IMMEDIATELY. I gave it a perfect score, calling it “a classical horror masterpiece.” Mike Pereira referred to as a creepy, mesmerizing exercise in minimalist horror” when reviewed out of the TIFF last September.

“For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.”

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Could Connie Britton Return to “American Horror Story”?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:04

When Neil Patrick Harris openly campaigned for a role on the Ryan Murphy anthology series “American Horror Story”, he got his wish. Now, one of the stars of the debut season hopes to make a triumphant return.

Connie Britton was the central character in the Beetlejuice-esque FX “American Horror Story”, which premiered in the fall of 2011. She played Vivien Harmon, wife to the abusive and cheating husband, Ben Harmon, who both turn up dead in the haunted house.

Now, the star of “Friday Night Lights” and the ongoing “Nashville” hopes to return and tell another “story”.

Variety reports that the ladies of the show were celebrated by the Television Academy Tuesday night with a special panel, including cast members Kathy Bates, Jamie Brewer, Connie Britton, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Gabourey Sidibe, along with executive producers Jennifer Salt and Alexis Martin Woodall.

Some of the women, like Paulson and Rabe, have been part of the show for several seasons; Britton, however, was only in the first, dubbed “Murder House” — but she hasn’t ruled out returning to the show.

When asked by moderator Debra Birnbaum, executive TV editor at Variety, if she would return to the show, she didn’t miss a beat before answering, “Of course I would,” eliciting a roar of excitement from the audience.

“I would love to come back, but scheduling is tricky,” clarified Britton, who currently stars in ABC’s “Nashville.”

Still, Britton looked back fondly on her experience on “American Horror Story,” remembering the show before it became an Emmy-winning hit.

“The thing that [creator Ryan Murphy] said to me was, ‘You can take my word for it that you will not be doing anything that you’ve been doing for the last five years on this show,’” said Britton, who had been doing “Friday Night Lights” before “American Horror Story.” “And that appealed to me a lot.”

I think we’re all in love with Britton as an actress, who’s one of the best out there next to Vera Farmiga. With the loss of Jessica Lange, it would be spectacular to see Britton back on the show, even if it were a bit-part.

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[5 Skull Comic Review] “Spread” #6 Will Rip Your Face Off

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:55

Reviewed By Torin Chambers. “Spread” #6 closes off its phenomenal first arc in an obscenely grotesque masterpiece. An absolute joy to read, Justin Jordan pulls no punches exploding out of the gate at a breakneck pace that never lets up. It’s larger and more monstrous than life, with twists and turns that’ll catch you off guard and rip your face off. With more than a few bold moves Spread will never quite be the same going forward.

WRITTEN BY: Justin Jordan

ART BY: Kyle Strahm

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: March 18, 2015

There’s so much going on the entire issue it’s hard to know where to begin. First off it never feels jumbled or rushed, the plot unfolds organically and heinously. No and Ravello continue their bloody, unflinching battle amidst the three Spreadworms who, in a stroke of genius, Spread into each other forming one massive horrendous monstrosity. It’s a fucking glorious combination of expertly penned narration from Jordan and breathe taking visuals from Strahm and Sobreiro.

Moving from the enormous scope of that fight we’re thrown into Molly’s equally tense situation. The Preacher has baby Hope in his cold clammy hands, along with a knife which he intends to use to rend her little body asunder. Even though Hope is narrating all of this from the future the tension is not diminished in the slightest. It’s palpable throughout the entire issue, no one is safe in fact it feels as though anyone could die at any moment. Entirely new concepts and mysteries are also thrown at us during this whole altercation. We ever so briefly glimpse Molly and Hope someplace orange with Molly’s hair looking like spread tentacles, the Preacher also appears to have a flashback to a boy on an operating table with his chest cavity and brain exposed. What these mean is readily prevalent but more seeds for the future.

Spread is an exemplary horror comic and by far the number one body horror comic currently on the stands. Every page is a joy to behold for both the sublime art and the superb story. The trade collecting all 6 issues of the first arc is due out next month, I highly recommend any and all horror fans to buy it and spread it around.

Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @TorinsChambers

 

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[Comic Review] “Plunder” #2 – Brings Big Body Horror Thrills

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:29

Reviewed by Torin Chambers. By fully embracing its horror aspects, “Plunder” #2 becomes a much more solid and consistent read than its predecessor. It delivers equal parts suspense and action all wrapped up in some terrific character development. With all of the boring set up from last issue out of the way the book has real room to breathe now. This allows it to flex its horror muscles and begin digging deeper. Everything improves as the books drops its exposition shackles and generates true forward motion from start to finish.

WRITTEN BY: Swifty Lang
ART BY: Skuds McKinley
PUBLISHER: BOOM!
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 18, 2015

Wasting no time this issue picks up immediately where the last ended. Bahdoon crouches over the infected cook who just destroyed one of his fellow pirates (Disco) and almost Bahdoon himself. There he contemplates the strange consistency of the cook’s blood, it’s thick and sticky, almost like a syrup. While preoccupied with this new discovery he doesn’t notice the sinister looking worm that is birthed from the cook’s gaping face wound. It ominously crawls away, living to fight another day, or maybe even later this issue…

When he regroups with his fellow pirates they’re obviously ticked off about Disco’s death and Bahdoon’s true but fantastical tale does nothing to help his situation. The rest are ready to throw him to the dogs, so to speak, but luckily Stain stands up for him. He takes Bahdoon under his wing and together they split off (always a good idea in a terrible scenario) to continue searching the ship.

There’s some tangible character development delivered from this team-up, something the first issue was lacking. Bahdoon’s arc is excellent here. He really come into his own and turns into someone you want to root for instead of inspiring indifference.

Later in the issue there’s a decently large action set piece that I’m unsure about. It’s something that’s hard to judge because there are still two issues left but it feels like it’s too soon. We’ve barely had any encounters with normal infected people and after this monstrosity they’ll only pale in comparison from now on. I hope Plunder sticks with it and keeps going bigger and bigger, instead of taking us back to lowly peons again.

Plunder #2 improves upon issue #1 in every way, giving an all-around stronger story that body horror fans should definitely check out.

Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @TorinsChambers

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[Comic Review] “Ei8ht” #2 Is Must Read Sci Fi Mystery

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:06

Reviewed By Jorge Solis. An interesting follow-up, “EI8HT” #2 takes readers on a twisted journey into the scattered timeline. With an insanely clever premise and eye-catching visuals, the story continues at a fast pace and keeps building its sci-fi world. The top-notch artwork and snappy writing in the second installment of “EI8GHT” will make any reader a fan.

WRITTEN BY: Mike Johnson & Rafael Albuquerque

ART BY: Rafael Albuquerque

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: March 18th, 2015

In the snowy mountains, a killer from the future has been sent into the time-stream on a suicide mission. Desperate to save his loved ones, Joshua is under orders to assassinate his target, but the job won’t be any easy. Lost in an unfriendly environment, Joshua finds himself captured and with most of his memories gone. Will he put back together his scattered memories piece by piece in time? Or has his mission already failed?

My favorite part of the story is how writer Mike Johnson plays around with the nonlinear structure. Readers are asked to put the pieces of the puzzling story together, but it’s not told in a confusing manner. Because Joshua is an unreliable narrator, he is also answering the story’s own questions; we are figuring out what’s happening just as he is. In an emotional flashback, Johnson slows down the pace to develop Joshua and give him purpose.

Artist Rafael Albuquerque mixes elements from the past, present, and future, in a vibrant color palette. The plane crash in the opening pages is heart-pounding suspenseful as Albuquerque emphasizes the facial expressions in tight close-ups. The Meld is a mishmash of an apocalyptic future and prehistoric Ice Age. You get a sense of the environment but you’re never quite sure what the time period is.

“EI8HT” #2 is a must-read sci-fi mystery/thriller with phenomenal artwork. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next issue.

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Tiger Lab Vinyl Offers The Briefest Of Teases For ‘Wicked City’ Vinyl OST

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:00

Early last month, we reported that Tiger Lab Vinyl, a new boutique record label that focuses on remastering and reissuing anime soundtracks, would be making Osamu Shoji‘s Wicked City its first release.

Now fans of the cult anime film can get a wickedly (see what I did there?) short taste of the upcoming soundtrack as Tiger Lab posted a video to their Instagram of a test pressing being played. You can see the video below.

As we previously reported, Tiger Lab is giving this release the full attention that it deserves, stating that the, “…LP will have all new and original artwork. The masters came directly from composer Osamu Shoji!

As of yet, there is no official release date.

Test press listening-TLV001! Pre orders and announcements soon! Bringing #anime #soundtracks on #vinyl straight to your turntable! #WickedCity

A video posted by Tiger Lab Vinyl (@tigerlabvinyl) on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:07pm PDT

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[TV Review] “The Flash” Episode 115, ‘Out Of Time’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:36

By Brady Steele / twitter: @mrbradysteeleWith ten episodes to go before the season finale, things are starting to escalate quickly, which is saying something on a show like this. This show’s producers are really good at keeping lots of plotlines spinning at the same time and this week is no exception. In this week’s episode, ‘Out of Time’, old scores are brought back to be settled between Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and the revenge-seeking new Weather Wizard / Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre). Mardon’s weather control is much deadlier than his dearly departed scumbag brother from the first episode. This is just one more quality casting of a Flash Rogue which I’ve no doubt will play out spectacularly down the line somewhere.

Tearing through everyone in the way, Flash, the police and the S.T.A.R. Labs team try to keep Joe at a distance before anyone else can get hurt. With all this going on, the suspicions behind Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) motivations finally come to light with disastrously tragic results for everyone involved. The twists keep coming as love stories, time travel and disasters all strike Central City literally at the same time. I can only imagine it being a bit confusing to a non-comic book fan but ratings suggest otherwise which is great to see.

As a fan of the lore of The Flash, I`m aware of things that will likely happen. I know when certain names pop up, that means this person will be either being a bit player or a major character in the story. As I`ve said before, these showrunners are ambitious and my previous theory of building a TV Justice League-type show was already confirmed a few weeks ago with the CW announcing another spinoff show featuring characters from both Arrow and The Flash. Having said all that, I really don`t know what`s going to happen next which makes this a great show to watch week in and week out. Like every good genre show, the last minute really keeps viewers pumped for next week. The hooks keep coming and I want more!

 

SCORE: 8.5 / 10 BOLTS

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This “Re-Animator” Inspired Metal Track Gets Brian Yuzna’s Two Thumbs Up!

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:00

German metal band Hackneyed have a song on their upcoming album Inhabitants of Carcosa called “Re-Animator”. As I’m sure you can imagine, the lyrical content of the song is directly inspired by the 1985 film of the same name. As far as metal tracks go, it’s really damn good. It sounds incredibly tight and has a darkly sinister yet widely epic feel.

I’ve also been told that the rest of the album is heavily inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, so fans of that style of metal may very well have found their next big release to pay attention to!

Re-Animator producer Brian Yuzna, who went on to direct the film’s sequels, even gave it his thumbs up, stating that the song, “…is very tongue in cheek.

The album Inhabitants Of Carcosa was mixed by Nikita Kamprad and mastered by Dan Swanö (Evergrey, Nasum, Opeth). It will will be released on May 15 and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

“Re-Animator” lyrics:
LIFE

REF
I keep working on my cure for longer life
Day and night – NIGHT
My reagent even wakes you if you die
Back to life – LIFE

I
Spending hours in my lab
Treating rats, guinea pigs,
My neighbour’s cat – and Dr Gruber
A little side effect:
After injecting them with life,
They scream aloud and getting uber

Bridge:
This guy called Hill – does not have any skill
Talking about minutes, six to twelve
THAT’S A LIE
This debate’s more than just a strife
He’s ignoring all my facts,
But I will bring men back to life

LIFE
BACK TO LIFE

REF
I keep working on my cure for longer life
Day and night – NIGHT
My reagent even wakes you if you die
Back to life – LIFE

II
After the setback – still searching for a cure
and keep my work ahead – by improvising
But still I have to find a lab – to make it pure
find someone to assist, pretending socializing

Bridge:
His name is Cain, he thinks that I’m insane
But he needs the rent – for a house with basement
A perfect Igor for my plan
Helps me to get into the morgue
So I can finally start to work

REF
Day and night – NIGHT
My reagent even wakes you if you die
Back to life – LIFE

I keep working on my cure for longer life
Day and night – NIGHT
And even if the failures became rife
Back to life – LIFE

Categories: Horror News

Here’s Eli Roth With Lorenza Izzo On ‘The Green Inferno’ Set (Exclusive)

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:23

While we wait for the exciting news of The Green Inferno’s release, Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive image from the set showing Roth directing Lorenza Izzo in the Peruvian Amazon!

Heading deep into the Amazon with Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.

Recent news states that we should be hearing some good news very soon, while Roth had indicated he expects it to see the light of day in August or September. Watch for official news as soon as it comes in.

Categories: Horror News

‘Hotline Miami 2′ OST Takes Samples From ‘Silent Hill’

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:00

If you haven’t heard of the Hotline Miami series, you’re missing out. Styled after 1980′s gangster/action films, the top-down game is viciously brutal, outrageously violent, and also features some incredible music! On the latest game, you’ve got artists such as Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Mega Drive, Jasper Byrne, and a hell of a lot more. But one of the tracks has a nifty little sample in it.

It turns out that El Huervo‘s track “Ghost” uses samples from “Tears Of…”, which appeared on the Silent Hill 1 soundtrack. You can hear both tracks below to compare and contrast, although it’s pretty much near impossible to miss the relation.

Categories: Horror News

Cattle Decapitation Finalize New Album

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:03

Extreme metal band Cattle Decapitation have announced via Facebook that they have completed mixing and mastering their new album, which is the follow up to 2012′s Monolith Of Inhumanity. The band went on to state that although the album is finished, it will not see a release date for at least five more months due to, “…the vinyl industry blowing up.

The band wrote:

We are finally done mixing and mastering our NEW ALBUM! Because of the vinyl industry blowing up, our album won’t be out for about another 5 months and will be released mid-summer! In a few months we will announce the album title, tracklist, pre-orders and the cover artwork by Wes Benscoter, which in our opinions, is our best album cover yet! Its gonna be agonizing for us to wait this long as we are very stoked on how this came out and are anxious to show you all this beast of a follow-up to 2012′s Monolith of Inhumanity!

Sorry for the wait but trust that we will be spending this time creating killer merch, pre-order bundles, a new set with songs you haven’t heard in a long while and plotting our world tour!

We’ve long been supporters of the band on BD and many of us are big fans of the group. I can’t wait to hear and see what the guys have in store for us this year!

Categories: Horror News

Full ‘Insidious Chapter 3′ Trailer Feeds On Your Soul!

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:02

It’s back! After being pulled earlier yesterday morning, the new Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer is here to feast on your soul!

Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, directs the third film that now has a lengthy new trailer from distributor Focus Features. It’s loaded with all sorts of scary goodies that look to further the story (pun intended). While the sequel was critically panned, I quite enjoyed it, and can only expect this to be even better. I’m really amped to see if Whannell, who co-created Saw with James Wan, can breakout with Insidious 3.

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.

The full cast of Insidious Chapter 3 includes Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) starring alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.

Focus Features will release Insidious: Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on June 5, 2015.


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Refn’s Blood-Sucking ‘The Neon Demon’ Nabs One More Victim

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:47

Stonewall actor Karl Glusman has joined Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, the female-driven horror tale starring Elle Fanning, reports Variety.

The pic also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee (Drive), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), and Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) and is Refn’s follow-up to Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling. It is being financed by Gaumont and Wild Bunch.

Refn’s partner, Lene Borglum (Valhalla Rising, Only God Forgives), is producing via their company Space Rocket. Refn and Mary Laws penned the script.

Production is set to begin on March 30.

Categories: Horror News

Three More Join Rob Zombie’s ’31′, Including Sheri Moon Zombie!

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:34

Thanks to eagle-eyed Bloody reader ‘Joe’, we now know that Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”), Devin Sidell and Sheri Moon Zombie have all joined Rob Zombie’s 31, his Halloween-themed slasher that’s now in production.

Devin Sidell will be playing “Georgina Victor”. Temple starred in Zombie’s Halloween.

Malcolm McDowell plays ‘Father Murder’, the owner of Murder World for which the film is based.

Judy Geeson plays ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside McDowell. She joins David Ury, who will be playing Schizo-Head, one half of murderous team of brothers living inside Murder World. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was recently cast as Panda Thomas, with Elizabeth Daily (E.G. Daily) playing ‘Sex-head’, and Torsten Voges as the insane partner of Death-Head. Richard Brake will portray ‘Doom-Head’.

Daniel Roebuck plays Paster Victor, an unfortunate participant in last year’s game of 31.

“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.

Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”

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