Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s ‘Ballistic’ is unlike anything out there. Butch is the type of protagonist that would be considered scum in any other book. Yet, his insight into a life of crime makes him relatable and sympathetic. His unique perspective allows for the world around him to flourish just as it falls into disarray. Mortimer and Robertson continue to churn out the years most compelling and haunting comic.
I look forward to ‘Ballistic’ more than anything every month. It’s been consistently deep and amazing with every issue. The concepts Mortimer mines for his story are ripe with social commentary and serve to create a future unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The result is the epitome of body horror under the guise of science fiction.
Last issue saw Butch lose his hand, and if you believed things we’re going to get better, well then you’re a damn fool. Turns out Bang-Bang had been carrying a lethal virus that has now been unleashed. ATM machines are biting off people’s fingers and Repo City State has fallen into absolute chaos.
All the while Mortimer ensures Butch has this casual attitude to the entire thing. The city has fallen. Yet, he still can’t get his mind off becoming a criminal. His devotion is admirable. His motivations are clear, and his ideology is beautifully articulated. Butch may not be the best man to solve this crisis, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that he’s the only one suited to do so.
Mortimer has created an alternate future where our technology has come to define us. Crime has become a new type of fame, and our technological creations are now more human than we are. Humanity as we know it is effectively dead, there doesn’t seem to be much worth fighting for.
Unless of course you’re following a selfish protagonist like Butch, then you fight for yourself. In a brilliant narrative turn Mortimer even make Gennie seem sympathetic to Butch’s dreams. It seems out of the chaos everything may get better for our heroes, and then Robertson has to go and ruin it.
Darick Robertson’s artwork is beyond anything. He is truly a master of his craft and his work here is nothing short of science fiction legend. The kiss that Butch and Gennie share has a certain visceral beauty to it. I found myself triple taking, trying to fully absorb what had just happened. Robertson has an amazing slight of hand. Almost every panel is better than the last. His bright facial expressions amongst the bright colors of Repo City State add so much depth to what seems like a bleak reality. His design of Bang-Bang only gets better and he still finds new ways to play with the living gun.
It’s so incredibly difficult to talk about this book and not discuss the plot. There is so much that goes into creating a world like this that most people wouldn’t be up to the task. Instead Mortimer and Robertson make it look easy. ‘Ballistic’ is an achievement on every level, and continues to be the most compelling series of the year. You can’t miss this book.
Rating 4.5/5 Skulls.
Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, the newly titled Sin City: A Dame to Die For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series. Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. For whatever reason, Dimension Films decided to remove “Kill” from the title…
With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Die For ensures an experience like no other!
Check out the art on display at the ongoing AFM. The sequel hits theaters August 22, 2014.
Genesis Film Sales will commence global sales on Soulmate at this year’s American Film Market, reported Screen Daily a few weeks ago. Check out the new sales art we discovered at the ongoing market today!
The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.
“Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.“
The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures.
Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.
Wow just wow. Alex De Campi and Chris Peterson totally stick the landing to “Bee Vixens from Mars” in an incredibly paced issue loaded with fun, gore, and amazing dialogue. As you keep flipping the pages of ‘Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight’ your jaw will drop with just how well this team gets the appeal of old Grindhouse cinema. This is B movie horror at it’s best with almost non-stop action and a couple of surprises along the way.
It’s no secret that I enjoyed the first issue of “Bee Vixens from Mars.” Although a lot of it was pure set up; it was coupled with incredible dialogue and fantastic art. This month, all of that exposition is gone in favor of pure balls to the wall action. It’s a welcome addition to the book that goes over the top in all the right ways. There is nothing but fun to be had with this conclusion.
Making Garcia the secret protagonist all along was a wise choice. Jimmy was a fun man to follow, but in the end he felt like the same template hero we’ve seen on an adventure like this a thousand times before. Instead Garcia’s role is amped up significantly and her character is given some real moments to shine and Christ almighty she’s one helluva heroine. Just wait until she pops that shirt off.
Writer Alex De Campi understands the core appeal of grindhouse cinema: cheap laughs, over the top characters, gore, and stellar creatures. Every one of these elements is at play this month, and beautifully so. With each progressive beat De Campi makes sure to hit one of these pillars. Resulting in a near perfect pace for the conclusion of the story.
Chris Peterson’s art propels this book into the stratosphere. His depiction of the Bee Vixens remembers all the sexuality, but uses faces that are so menacing. The panel of a motorbike tumbling into the ground while severed heads move through the air in every direction is a thing of beauty. Peterson pushes it to the limit. The sheer amount of gore and brutality on display here would push any film’s budget through the ceiling. Like dear old Jimmy’s demise, my good god, what a fantastic display of disgusting creature effects. Those bee babies pouring from his mouth will travel with me in my psyche now and forever.
The final confrontation as depicted by Peterson is truly something to marvel at. De Campi finds a creative way for Garcia to eliminate the threat, and Peterson pulls it off with relative ease. The final pages remind you of everything that made this book great. The creative team sticks the landing with a collection of final panels that will disgust, excite, and make you laugh.
It’s admirable how good this second issue is. Really, the ability to communicate a story like this and not make it seem completely throwaway isn’t easy. De Campi and Peterson forget the typical confinements of the genre and leave them in the dust. They embrace Grindhouse to its fullest and pull off one of the most enjoyable comics I’ve read all year. I positively cannot wait to see what they do next.
Rating: 4.5/5 Skulls.
“East of West” takes a giant leap in quality this month. Hickman and Dragotta’s hard western about the future demise of mankind has been a difficult tale to get behind. Often the story feels too grand for its own confines and strays between characters in pursuit of a larger narrative, but this month has the book finding a new sense of pacing and focus.
When ‘East of West’ first launched I remember being about as psyched as I could possibly could be. The debut issue was stellar and the characters were wrapped in this beautiful sense of mystery. As that mystery peeled away the narrative felt limp and devoid of focus.
Now with all the pieces in place the motivations of the main characters are clearly outlined. Hickman has more time to commit to the story itself. This is a good thing, as issue 7 has a frenzied pace that doesn’t let up. Hickman takes the properties of any old western and spins them on their head – namely the fear and worship of God.
Hickman is an enlightened man. His voiceover this month proves it “They want something to worship – something to believe in… and if they can’t find it, they’ll manufacture it.” This seems to be in direct reference to Death and his acolytes. Although it works both ways for almost every character. As ‘East of West’ is defined by larger than life personalities.
Which is to say most characters in this story are built to the status of legend, but not by their own efforts. Instead by the stories others tell of their adventures. It’s a interesting nod back to the times of the old west that invigorates the book. Time and time again Hickman has shown that these are deeply human characters with simple motivations. Yet, when experienced through the lens of others everyone feels grand and sweeping in their actions.
Which translates well to Dragotta’s work. He has been able to channel something really special with this book and this month is no different. Seemingly taking some influence from Carpenter’s “The Thing.” Dragotta absolutely ruins Ezra, making him some sort of unrecognizable monster.
Equally amazing is his work with the architecture of this world. Showing the building of Ezra’s tower was an incredible choice. Thematically these panels show off everything this series is about. Creating a foundation for belief, and creating tribute from that foundation. These are the core concepts that have built the legend of any of the main characters.
The stellar work of Frank Martin is often left completely untouched in my reviews each month. So I wanted to take this time now to marvel at his use of blues and reds that have come to define much of this book. The feeling Martin evokes creates this otherworldly warmth to every panel that truly completes the story.
Hickman and Dragotta have set themselves up with the perfect Western. All the right themes have fit into place and the characters finally feel developed enough to carry their own plots. Westerns are typically quite slow, so it’s nice to see the training wheels off after six issues. The narrative finally hits full stride and if it keeps up ‘East of West’ will be remembered for a long time to come…
Dare I say it’ll become legend.
Rating: 4/5 Skulls.
Scottish rockers Mogwai have announced that they will be promoting their upcoming eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which comes out January 21st via Sub Pop Records, with a full N. American tour that begins in April 2014 and lasts just over a month. Tickets go on sale this weekend. The full touring schedule can be seen below along with a stream of their amazing new track “Remurdered”.
Mogwai also scored the French supernatural thriller Les Revenants, which made its stateside debut as The Returned on The Sundance Channel on October 31st.
Honestly, listening to “Remurdered” is enough to get me insanely excited for this album. The song is a sexy slow burner, one that builds effortlessly into something unique and memorable.
Apr. 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Apr. 22 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Apr. 23 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Apr. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Apr. 25 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Apr. 26 – Raton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
Apr. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
Apr. 29 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
Apr. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
May 1 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
May 6 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
May 7 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
May 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 15. – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 16 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
May 17 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
May 20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
May 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Thorsten Bonsch Xenomurphy just spent the last year creating his LEGO Arkham Asylum masterpiece. The Gothic structure is ridiculously detailed, incorporating everything from Poison Ivy’s overgrown cell to an Arkham Ambulance.
While most LEGO fanatics would just build the thing and let it be, Thorsten also created an elaborate 82-page “Making Of” book in which he explains his entire process. He goes into great detail about his love for LEGO and superheroes, the difficulties in making Arkham Asylum, and the prep work. Check it all out below.
The book is definitely work a read if you have some free time. It offers great insight into the creative process, and shows you just how much care needs to go into a piece of serious art. There is no slacking here, and I think the work speaks for itself.
UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria has released an official music video for their track “Killing You”, which comes from their latest album From Death To Destiny. The video, which is directed by Frankie Nasso, shows a woman go to an mysterious party where she realizes very quickly that she and many others are there for a sick sexual ritual involving torture and perversions. An uncensored version will be released in the coming weeks.
Asking Alexandria is currently on tour with Emmure, All That Remains, Sevendust, and For Today. All dates can be found below.
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
FX announced this Wednesday that they have renewed “American Horror Story” for a fourth season.
The horror anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has taken on the sub genre of haunted houses, asylums and now witches.
Season 4, which is said to be Jessica Lange’s last, will have 13 episodes. They will air in October of 2014.
“American Horror Story: Coven” is currently airing every Wednesday on FX — and it’s must-see TV.
Always the sleuth, Chrissy suspects something terribly wrong is going on inside the classrooms of Tromaville High School. The glee club has suddenly turned into a violent gang of psychotic mutants. Though they’re completely opposite of each other, Chrissy has to team up with Lauren in order to solve the mystery in “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1.”
I spoke with actress Asta Paredes about her role as Chrissy, dealing with the practical effects, and how she came up with the “Pollution Nerdz” viral series for the film.
Bloody-Disgusting: Tell me about your role in “Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1.”
Asta Paredes: Chrissy is an environmental blogger. She is a highly inquisitive person. That probably has to do with the fact that she is an orphan. And she’s a feisty person who’s kind of trying to figure herself out.
BD: What interests you about the character?
AP: I guess what I’m most interested about the character, especially with the Troma project, is how Chrissy began to shift and change as I began to audition for her. She has a structure. She was an investigator. She’s kind of like that curious spy, Nancy Drew, in a modern world. I’ve always been drawn to detective shows, procedural dramas, things like that. So I was very interested in playing a character who had a role in driving thought and looking into mystery. Chrissy is perfect for that.
BD: Tell me about creating the relationship, building the chemistry with your co-star, Catherine Corcoran, who plays Lauren, Chrissy’s lover.
AP: It was effortless. It’s the best word I’d used to describe it. We slowly got to know each other, not so much as Chrissy and Lauren. We were able to lay down a foundation that allowed us to not even have to use words to communicate what we wanted to do with our characters. So much so that, we used to share looks on set. And that became part of the actual shooting schedule. “Shoot Asta and Catie looking at each other!” It kinda reminds me of Roman Polanski’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the intense longing that you feel when you watch that production. That’s the same thing I wanted to bring to this.
Also, we became close friends after the first callback. We auditioned separately initially and then we became really good friends.
BD: The glee club mutates into a gang known as the Cretins. Tell me about staying in character while being surrounded by the FX, make-up, and visuals gags.
AP: It was actually like having a Q, like Q as in James Bond, on set! It was like you knew who you were. You have the training. I laid down the character. You worked on the script. And then suddenly, I have all these gadgets, who’s its and what’s it, and different factors to work with. So I got to work with great people like Drew Bolduc, Jason Koch, a wonderful team, and Kaleigh Brown, the woman who made my “penis.” So she and I had to work together a lot. It’s a fun dynamic in itself.
BD: Was it a challenge when dealing with all those practical effects?
AP: Yeah! Working on a film set itself is challenging, especially if you’re used to live performance. It’s a lot more to do with endurance, when you physically have a carry a practical effect, that a person has to pick up twenty pounds. You have to shoot all night into the morning. It’s really about the physical and mental endurance; keeping it fresh as much as you can mentally. Learning to deal with splattered blood, goo, mud, dust, fireworks, and all sorts of things. Just learning another stage is why Troma is such a great film school for people.
BD: Lloyd Kaufman has made a series of sequels with “Class of Nuke ‘Em High.” Tell me about putting your own spin, a fresh take on the franchise while keeping with Kaufman’s directions.
AP: I think he managed to revive the franchise by taking the initial story back to its roots, much like a lot epics and sequels tend to do in going back to the root of it. We went back to “Nuke ‘Em High” itself, not a college. It’s the actual high school where it all began. It’s like revisiting a war zone. You’re seeing the wreckage and seeing how people survived years later.
Lloyd is great because he considers all the current events, all the social issues. He considers how people will view it on that side. And then, he wants you to do the work as far as the character’s integrity goes. So he expects nothing but your full work ethic. Once you give him that, he allows you to put your say.
So having said that, on this production, everyone got to put in a creative voice as long as they were able to stand up for it, bring relevance to it. And he made sure his direction stayed in the same universe of “Nuke ‘Em High” – fun, campy, and all that. You just had to bring yourself to it.
BD: You also wrote, shot, and directed the viral segments for the Pollution Nerdz Tumblr page. Did this help you understand what direction you wanted to take with your character?
AP: Yeah! I wrote, directed, and worked on “Pollution Nerdz.” It was just an acting project that I wanted to do, just because it’s been a few years since I’d been in high school. Social media is a huge thing. So I worked on that and it helped me bring more to Chrissy because I realized the attention span of the character. I realized the idea of having to log something in. It reminded me of Lovecraft type stories. What if Chrissy disappeared? What if something happens to her in Volume 2? We don’t know. This is her archive.
I thought of someone who needed to archive everything. What is the mentality of that person? Are they very paranoid or are they savvy? I don’t know. That’s kind of something I wanted to explore with that. Unfortunately, I got to work the majority of that after the production was over, but I did have to do it six months prior to the actual film because I wanted it to be something of a prequel of sorts. I didn’t want to give anything away for the actual film. Lloyd encouraged me to actually publish it online so that people could have it as a little Easter egg.
BD: You were also in Funny or Die’s short, “Battleship Pitch Meeting.” Do you have a preference over comedic or dramatic roles?
AP: I think the best comedy is inherently dramatic. And the best dramas have a sense of humor. So it’s hard to pick when you think of it that way. I love and adore comedy only because it goes back to the basic need of film medium, which is escapism. Being able to leave your humdrum life for a little bit and…I don’t know…smile! I think drama can have its place as long as its relevant to the viewer, whether that be in the social matter or a personal matter for them. I think comedy can overcome that normally. I’m usually torn in the middle.
BD: “Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol.1″ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. And now it will be screened at the New York City Horror Film Festival. What were your expectations with the audience and have they changed?
AP: I honestly would say that I thought audiences were going to love it because I loved it! But then, deep down I was actually surprised at how much people did love it! And I was also surprised at how many people actually understood the transcendent message of extreme satire that we were trying to accomplish. I now hope that through the screenings that we’ve had and that the screenings we will have, which I’m excited to see what the horror community in New York think, I’m hoping they are able to give a sincere, critical eye and know that it is a joke, and not to take it too seriously, but take it to heart if anything.
BD: What other projects are you working on now?
AP: Right now, I am working on a couple of things but I cannot say until after January. Other than that, I am upping my game with reviving my martial arts skills, dance, and overall, just enjoying New York City.
“Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1″ will be screened at the New York City Horror Film Festival on November 14, 2013.
For more about the upcoming screenings of “Return To Nuke ‘Em High,” click here.
Interview by – Jorge Solis
Legendary Comics announced today that starting in 2014, “The Tower Chronicles” will be released in monthly installments of single issues. Writer Matt Wagner and artist Simon Bisley return with their centuries-old supernatural bounty hunter, John Tower, as he takes on the evils that haunt our world. Look for “The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker” in stores and online in April 2014.
About The Tower Chronicles:
HE LIVES TO KILL THE DEAD
These are the tales of John Tower: a supernatural bounty hunter who hunts and destroys the uncanny evils that haunt our world.
Continuing his centuries-old quest, our hero battles sinister demons and unimaginable nightmares in an attempt to track down ancient artifacts of immense power that can finally help him achieve his mysterious goals.
But shadowing his every move is the Chateau Group, a sinister corporation whose influence controls some of the world’s most powerful leaders. They seek the same objects as Tower and will do anything to stop him and his allies – no matter the cost.
Can he and his unofficial “partner,” FBI agent Alicia Hardwicke, band together against the evil that awaits them in the dark… or will her unwanted digging into his mysterious past split their team and make them easier prey?
Written by Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel and Mage, and co-created with Legendary’s Thomas Tull, The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker features stunning art by acclaimed 2000 AD and Lobo artist Simon Bisley.
Screen Daily is reporting that Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter and Jakob Oftebro will star in When Animals Dream.
“Think ‘Let The Right One In’ and ‘Carrie’,” says Gaumont sales chief Cécile Gaget.
Dubbed a coming-of-age horror film, When Animals Dream is commercials and shorts director Jonas Arnby’s feature-length debut.
“The film concerns a young girl who is hunted down by those living in her town when it is revealed she is a werewolf.”
Shooting began last month.
International Film Trust has on display a AFM market poster for The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly and V/H/S/2 director Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists, his new found-footage Bigfoot movie seeking distribution.
Penned by Jamie Nash, “Five friends take off for the deep woods of Texas for an epic party weekend. But once there, they come face to face with a vicious beast that may in fact be the legendary Bigfoot. As they fight for survival, they unlock a shocking truth behind a terrifying myth.”
Dora Madison Burge, Chris Osborn, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele star.
We now have the AFM sales art and long synopsis for the Breck Eisner-directed Last Witch Hunter, which is still to star Vin Diesel (Riddick). Eisner also helmed The Crazies.
“Five hundred years ago, war raged between humankind and witches, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe, including KAULDER (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay an all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments before her death, the Queen exacted her revenge by cursing Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones.
Today, he is the only one of his kind–the last witch hunter. With the help of FATHER DOLAN, a Catholic priest, and a mystical arsenal hidden beneath New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he continues to pursue the renegades and outlaws who endanger humanity. Chief among their adversaries is BELIAL, a powerful rebel witch who Kaulder believes has found a way to restore the Queen Witch to power and reignite her campaign to destroy the human world.
With the help of CHLOE, a goodhearted young witch, Kaulder sets out to stop Belial before he can set his plan in motion, but allies in unexpected places keep the evil witch one step ahead in a cunning cat-and-mouse pursuit that will determine the survival of the human race.”
Principal photography starts in February 2014 with a US release planned by Summit Entertainment.
Here’s the AFM sales art for Snoot Entertainment’s The Guest starring “Downton Abbey” thesp Dan Stevens.
“The story follows an ex-Marine who returns a changed man from a tour of duty and becomes a houseguest to a military family whose eldest son recently died. Orser’s character’s boss then turns up dead.”
Guest also stars Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser and Brendan Meyer.
You’re Next, V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and A Horrible Way to Die‘s Adam Wingard is directing from a script by Simon Barrett, while Keith Calder and Jessica Wu will produce for Snoot.
Evan Dickson not only scored the AFM sales art for The Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence, but he also learned that it will be the final entry in Tom Six’s trilogy.
The cast revealed fully includes Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, Tom Six, Dieter Laser, and Laurence R. Harvey.
The American finale will be 100% politically incorrect. It’s said to take place in a prison with a 100+ centipede! YIKES.
Evan Dickson is on hand at the ongoing AFM and caught wind of Danny Roth’s Tag, starring Fright Night‘s Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Halloween‘s Scout Taylor-Compton, and Patrick Alan Davis! I guess you can say it’s the battle of the hyphened actors?
“Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy’s oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of “the family”. Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his blood brother Jacob. Billy and Rae are boyfriend and girlfriend, much to the dismay of Jacob who has always loved Rae from afar. Billy’s philosophy of life, and how that interfaces with having a deadly virus, comes to a head when Billy and Jacob compete in a very unique game of “Tag”, with the future of Rae and “the family” dependent upon the outcome.”
Check out the art and first images inside.
We’ve just now added a new poster for Noboru Iguchi’s (Machine Girl, RoboGeisha) Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead, another shocker out of Japan. The synopsis is as follows, but for more visit the film’s official website.
“Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her sister Ai, who was tormented by high school bullies, pretty yong karate student Megumi accompanies a group of older friends on a trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Tak, big-boobed model Maki, and nerdy Naoi. Things start to go badly when Maki finds a parasitical worm inside a fish they catch – and wolfs it down alive, in the hope that it’ll help keep her skinny! And then…zombies!
The group is attacked by a crowd of poop-covered undead who emerge from an outhouse toilet, and seek refuge at the home of strange Dr. Tanaka and his daughter Sachi. But unbeknownst to them, Tanaka has been conducting experiments on the parasites–and the zombies!–and has another fate in mind for the five strangers from the city. What’s the connection between the parasites and the undead?
And can Megumi’s karate alone help them escape, or will she have to rely on the liberating power of farts to save the day? Featuring special effects by FF 2009-2010 guest Yoshihiro Nishimura, and some truly jaw- dropping contributions from Iguchi’s genius subconscious (parasite anus-zombies?!?), ZOMBIE ASS is a heaping helping of bad taste that may go down rough but is guaranteed to come out smooth and regular.“
From VMI Worldwide Sales comes Zombex, starring Malcolm McDowell (Halloween), Lew Temple (Halloween), Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses), Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Pierre Kennel.
“In a post-Katrina New Orleans, the residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress from the hurricane and the flood, thanks to the revolutionary new anti-depressant, Zombex. Just as things are turning for the better, the side effect of the drug is revealed, and turns the patients into the walking dead.”
Jesse Dayton directs.
Trailer, art and first stills below.
Remember Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th director Marcus Nispel’s Backmask? Yup. The movie is still being sold at the ongoing AFM market and has yet to find distribution here in the States. Check out today’s new sales art from the slasher starring Gage Golightly, Michael Ormsby, Stephen Lang, Kelly Blatz, Brett Dier, Nick Nicotera, Nick Nordella and Brittany Curran.
“During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it’s revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message….and that the real source of horror isn’t particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.”
I’m dying to see this film and wish we had some more information on its release.