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'Frozen State' Dev Diary Details Tweaks, New Features

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 21:10

The extremely promising top-down indie horror game Frozen State might not have seen the success it deserved with its crowdfunding efforts, but that isn’t keeping its developer from continuing work on the game.

I’m admittedly a little late on covering this dev diary — the first of many, I hope — in it, we get a look at some of the tweaks and additions they’ve made to the game. Among them is an updated camera, which can be rotated and zoomed in our out, depending on how much of this barren, frozen wasteland you’re interested in seeing. They’ve also implemented a neat effect where frost accumulates on the camera over time. More after the jump!

If you’re still not sold on Frozen State, let me introduce you to Jim, the zombie pig. He enjoys long walks in the frozen Russian wilderness, stalking unsuspecting prey and haunting your dreams.

You’re welcome.

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It's Kill Or Be Killed In The Ambitious Open World Survival Game 'Miscreated'

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 20:00

Last year fostered an unusual trend. I don’t fully understand the appeal of it, but I can’t help but find the games and gamers who enjoy it fascinating to study. That trend was video games that starve and dehydrate their players. Survival simulators. DayZ and Rust are the two biggest success stories so far, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say a startling portion of their communities are borderline psychopaths.

As we wade further into 2014 and games like these continue to see massive success, we’ll undoubtedly start seeing more developers take a stab at creating unforgiving, post-apocalyptic worlds for gamers to set aside their humanity and jump in. One of the more promising contenders is Miscreated, and so far it looks like a worthy addition to this genre.

Miscreated looks to feature many of the things fans have come to expect from games like these, including a massive persistent open world (over 64km²). It will also feature weapon and vehicle customization, a dynamic weather system, and yes — PvP.

According to the game’s IndieDB page, there will be “no safe zones or game rules exist allowing you to kill anyone at any time for any reason.”

For more on Miscreated, follow it on IndieDB.

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'Walking Dead's' Clem Sees Something She'll Never Forget

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 19:19

I wouldn’t normally post something like this, but it’s a slow news today, so I figured why not? A zombie infested world is a harsh one. It’s merciless, dangerous, and one bad move can get you killed. It’s also a place where you’re likely to see some truly horrifying things. This is something we’ll all learn when the zombies inevitably come, and it’s something Clementine, the star of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game, just learned the hard way.

If you’re itching for some more Walking Dead, the second season in Telltale’s episodic series debuted back in December and its second episode released earlier this month.

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Tom Savini Isn't Directing 'Friday the 13th'

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 19:10

Allegedly, special effects legend Tom Savini was at the Mad Monster Party in North Carolina this weekend telling fans that he’s “being courted” to direct the next Friday the 13th.

Instead of rushing to post false news for the traffic bump, we did the work, checked with our sources, and were able to learn that this is completely untrue.

What we did find out, however, is that Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes are currently in discussions for a director to bring the Voorhees family back from the grave.

Watch for news on that soon here on Bloody Disgusting.

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According To This Infographic, A Zombie Apocalypse Will Make A LOT Of People Happy

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 18:55

The zombie apocalypse is coming. You know it, I know it. Movies and television are preparing us mentally, while video games are giving us the skills to survive it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re undoubtedly already fully aware of how popular the zombie genre has become across all forms of media. Most of the time, a zombie apocalypse scenario is presented as a horrible thing — people are eaten alive, it’s every man, woman, and child for his or herself, and when there are no laws or rules, humans become the real threat.

All that didn’t stop a massive percentage (33.56%, to be exact) of 800,000 people polled from saying they’d be more than cool with a zombie apocalypse — they’d be happy. See the full results in snazzy infographic form after the break.

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[TV] "Penny Dreadful" Teaser Stitched Together

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 17:14

After sharing actual show footage, I’m confused as to why Showtime is reverting back to promoting “Penny Dreadful” with teasers? Still, it’s cool to see this one get stitched together.

Premiering May 11, the show is said to feature some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Dalton will be playing African explorer “Sir Malcolm,” while Carney has snapped up Dorian Gray. Hartnett will play the role of “Ethan Chandler,” a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Green will play “Vanessa Ives,” a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. Treadaway will be assembled as “Victor Frankenstein.”

Oscar-nominee Logan created and wrote the series with the first two episodes to be helmed by The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona.

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Dive Further Into 'Hannibal' With Halia Meguid's "The Ravenstag"

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:00

If you’re not watching NBC’s Hannibal, then you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s probably the most visceral, intense, and shocking show on network TV right now (and possibly ever). It’s beautifully shot and features some stellar acting, along with some truly haunting music. In short, I love it. I can’t get enough of it. I just really hope that they don’t f*ck it up.

But while things are still good, let’s keep celebrating it! Below is a beautiful acoustic track entitled “The Ravenstag” by Halia Meguid, which features a ton of scenes from the show. The track was originally a fan song but it appears to have caught the attention of the producers as they went all out creating the below video, which features Meguid.

Head below for the video and lyrics.

Lyrics:
blue as night, the ravenstag was flying
as you plucked the hyde, the beast stood crying
was it ever not enough to torment enough, cried out the blood in the veins
of the ravenstag who told me your name

i’ve started dreaming the most peculiar pictures
the blacks and whites and colors are richer
did you feel it kind enough, yes kind enough to plant the seed in my brain
of the ravenstag whispering your name

vulgar fruit, it gleams like vulgar diamonds
a picture of my own designing
wish they’d said, “beware the signs, the meats and wines of the velvet joy and the pain
of the ravenstag when he calls your name”

come into my parlor says the spider
close my eyes, the space between heartbeats grows wider
maybe i’m not brave enough or sane enough to steady the knife of the gaze
of the ravenstag as it whispers my name

morning’s come and the ravenstag’s behind me
i’m a crimson stain and no wind can dry me
is an enemy enough to keep the love of a monster that swallows and maims
the same ravenstag who knows my name?


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[TV] Next On "Hannibal": Just How Dark and Dreary Will They Go?!

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:38

I’m just now watching last night’s “Hannibal” and can’t believe how dark, dreary and daring they’ve gone. This episode carries some of the most disturbing imagery I’ve ever seen on television; I can easily see this causing casual viewers to tune out. Unfortunately, this is what makes this show a million times better than “The Walking Dead,” yet millions more people watch that. Go figure…

Anyways, Will Graham’s problems continue next Friday in Episode 2.5, “Mukozuke”: “When Will assists with a profile he reveals the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer are the same person; Will asks Freddie Lounds to help him contact his admirer; Alana becomes suspicious of Will.

Check out the promo and images below.

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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Sundowning' Cast and Plot Details...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:50

Finally some word on that top secret M. Night Shyamalan project, which is being pegged at the director’s first micro-budgeted feature.

TheWrap scored first casting news, revealing that Shyamalan’s Sundowning stars Tomorrowland‘s Kathryn Hahn, pictured, and rising child actor Ed Oxenbould.

In some very early, but vague plot details, Hahn plays a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong. Oxenbould plays her son, who is protective of his sister.

Doing some research, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.

Shyamalan is producing with Marc Bienstock and Ashwin Rajan, while Steven Schneider of Room 101 is executive producing. Production has nearly wrapped in Shyamalan’s home base of Pennsylvania.

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[Indie Horror Spotlight] There's 'Alien' In My 'Dead Space'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:00

The last few years have seen a bunch of indie developers turning to crowdfunding to make their games a reality, and the top-down isometric sci-fi horror game Stasis is one of the success stories. Its Kickstarter reached raised enough money (and then some) and for good reason. It feels like Dead Space meets Ridley Scott’s Alien, with a little of LucasArts’ classic adventure game The Dig thrown in. I got my hands on the demo, read on to watch me play it.

If you’d like to play Stasis yourself, you can download it here for free.

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CryEngine Will Make Sure 'Human Element' Looks Fantastic

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:16

It’s been over a year since I last reported on Robotoki’s ambitious project Human Element, a game that will will mix elements of ARGs (alternate reality games) and human drama, set in a harsh, post-apocalyptic world where zombies aren’t necessarily the worst thing out there.

Today, the developer announced they’ll be using the CryEngine to power Human Element. According Robert Bowling, Robotoki’s President and Creative Director, the reasoning behind this is because the engine “delivers so many powerful features straight out of the box such as the physical based shading system and the infinite terrain from segmented worlds to create a massive open world experience but still allow the visual fidelity and detail our players expect from a first person experience from our team.”

This is good news if you were worried about the game’s graphical fidelity. Me? I’m still waiting to some gameplay footage.

Human Element is slated to release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Sorry Ouya owners, it ooks like that version was scrapped.

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[Modern Art] Feast Your Eyes On These Nightmarish Sculptures

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:44

Evan Campbell is a California based artist who’s worked on a myriad movies, like From Dusk Till Dawn and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. He’s worked with a bunch of directors you’ve undoubtedly heard of, like Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann and Kevin Smith — and today, we’re going to take a look at some of his incredible sculptural work. You may even recognize some of it. More after the break.

For more of Evan’s work, check out his gallery.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 127: Billy Idol "Shock To The System"

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:30

Update: Thank you to the awesome NixEclips for the suggestion!

Technology is having more and more of an impact on how we perceive and capture the world around us. We see it in the Middle East with the multitude of revolutions. We see it being used to try and find missing planes (seriously Courtney Love?). We see it capture abuse and misconduct from authority figures. And that’s the theme of this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week: Billy Idol‘s award nominated “Shock To The System”, which comes from his 1993 album Cyberpunk.

The video, directed by Brett Leonard, shows Idol filming a vicious beating when he himself is attacked by policemen who shatter his camcorder. The pieces then force their way into Idol’s body, creating a cyborg that is reminiscent of Tetsuo: Iron Man. I’ll leave the rest for you to see and enjoy!

This video was actually recommended by a BD user but I can’t find their name. If you recommended it, let me know in the comments so I can properly thank you!


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[TV] "The Walking Dead" Finale Bombshell Looming?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:37

Either TVLine knows something or they’re just playing to their readers, either way, their headline is a potential beast of a spoiler if what they imply happens actually happens.

Would AMC actually kill of Rick Grimes in the Season 4 finale? Says the site, that’s what the following poster implies. I don’t see it, but I love the speculation because, if AMC had the balls to kill off Andrew Lincoln’s character, I’d return to watch the show faster than the running zombies in Dawn of the Dead 2004 could catch their prey.

Explains the site: As you can see in the exclusive image below, the show hasn’t supplied us with a run-of-the-mill picture depicting its characters en route to Terminus, the sanctuary whose motto is, “Those who arrive survive.”

Rather, the shot is of Andrew Lincoln’s shaggy sheriff, along with son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and their formidable traveling companion, Michonne (Danai Gurira), looking poised to do battle and quite possibly surrounded by the smoke that Tyreese and Carol saw in last week’s episode. Even more ominous is the tagline:

“Who will arrive?”

In other words: Who will survive?

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'Murdered: Soul Suspect' Trailer Introduces Us To Joy

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:35

In Murdered: Soul Suspect you’re placed into the ethereal shoes of a slain detective who’s tasked with finding out who murdered him. It’s an odd scenario — if I were in his shoes, I’m pretty sure I’d go full pervert and use my invisible spirit powers to peek into strangers’ personal lives — but this guy wants to stay productive, even in death.

The game was recently announced for next-gen consoles, so if you’re the proud owner of one, they’ll likely be the best platform to get this on. Read on for a trailer!

Murdered Soul Suspect arrives June 3 in North America and June 6 in Europe.

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[TV] "Rosemary's Baby' Promotion Poster, Trailer Births Fear!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:24

Fear is born on the official poster for NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby” four-hour miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana plays the new Rosemary.

Red Lights‘ Carole Bouquet, Doghouse‘s Christina Cole and Jason Isaacs also star in the series directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV.

It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3284967/sean-penns-daughter-is-condemned/

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The Walking Dead Vol. 1 Vinyl Getting Official Launch With Limited Variants

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:00

Having already been released as a picture disc (which I managed to find a copy of), the Volume 1 soundtrack for AMC’s The Walking Dead will be getting an official launch complete with limited variants courtesy of SPACELAB9. The official release date is April 15th and the records will feature a full color gatefold as well as a bonus 18″x24″ full color poster.

Direct from the press release: Limited editions of both “Black Smoke” and “Blood Red” colored vinyl will be available in stores while supplies last. For die-hard fans, a limited run of only 200 numbered “Zombie Flesh Green” vinyl copies will be available exclusively from the label’s web store and for early birds, a very limited edition of zombie turntable slipmats featuring original gore-tesque artwork by artist Travis Pitts will also be available during the pre-sale which begins Tuesday, April 1st.

All pre-orders can be done through SPACELAB9′s website. Head below to listen to the absolutely gorgeous and haunting version of “The Parting Glass”, performed by Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Emily Kinney (Beth).

The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 track listing:
1. Jamie N. Commons – Lead Me Home
2. Bear McCreary – Main Title Theme Song (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast – You Are the Wilderness
4. Baby Bee – Love Bug
5. Fink – Warm Shadow
6. Of Monsters and Men – Sinking Man
7. Beth & Maggie Greene – The Parting Glass
8. Delta Spirit – Running


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[Record Store Day] Select 'Terminator 2' Tracks Coming To 7"

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:00

While this may only be a Record Store Day release in the UK, this is still pretty awesome! Silva Screens has announced that a 7″ black vinyl featuring four tracks from Terminator 2 will be released. Composed by Brad Fiedel, the vinyl will come with silver foil embossed sleeve and is limited to 1,000 copies. You can see the fantastic package below.

Track list:
Side A
1. Main Title (Terminator 2 Theme) 01:59
2. Escape From The Hospital (And T1000) 04:35

Side B
1. “Trust Me” 01:39
2. “I’ll Be Back” 04:01


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'Poseidon Rex' Trailer Offers Crazy Fun Cheese!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:54

Anderson Digital will be releasing Poseidon Rex on iTunes and in theaters on April 18th. We’ve landed the film’s trailer that is jam-packed with super-sized cheese. It looks like an insane amount of fun!

A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet’s distant past, when deep-sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil. Jackson Slate and his team of underwater cave explorers unearth much more than long-lost Mayan treasure while plumbing the depths of a world famous blue hole. They disturb a creature that’s been hibernating for over 60,000 years – a rampaging behemoth of death and destruction not only at sea but also on land.

The film is directed by Mark L. Lester and stars Brian Krause, Anne Daniels, Steven Helmkamp and Candice Nunes.

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Sean Penn's Daughter is 'Condemned'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:46

Another star’s child is getting behind the bright lights, and starting with the horror genre.

Dylan Penn, the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, will make her acting debut by starring in Condemned, a horror film written and directed by Eli Morgan Gesner, the professional skateboarder-turned-clothing designer, reports THR.

Penn, who at 22 has a thriving model career with shoots for GQ, Elle and the Gap, will play the lead role of “the youngest member of a group of kids who live in a condemned, filthy squat in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. After an infection originating from their own waste hits the building’s residents, the people inside lose their mind and go on murderous rampages.

The producers are planning a New York shoot in April.

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