If you’re a fan of black and white cinema mixed with a dash of modern flavor, then the upcoming The Phantom Of The Opera vinyl release from One Way Static Records must have you chomping at the bits and salivating an unhealthy amount (please, drink some water and rehydrate). For as many different variations of the story as there have been, there have also been as many, if not more, different scores to accompany the tale.
UK septet The Laze have continued this tradition with their own modern composition for the classic 1925 film that combines 70′s Goblin-esque stylings with instrumental arrangements that are perfect for a film as revered and cherished as this. And now you can hear the whole thing! So head on down below to listen to the full soundtrack (courtesy of FactMag).
Pre-order details can be found here.
Sideshow Collectibles is happy to let all deadites and warriors know that Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn collectibles are coming soon!
Get your chainsaw, Olds Delta 88, ready to get your very own soul-eating collectibles soon!
In the heroic words of Ash, ‘Groovy…’
Watch for potential prototypes at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con in July!
New information has come out about composer Brian Reitzell‘s upcoming Watch Dogs vinyl soundtrack, which is being released by Invada Records UK on July 28th. The vinyl will be a limited release with two variants, one a standard 180 gram black vinyl and the other a black and blue splatter, each limited to 750 copies. There will also be a CD release on the 28th.
WATCH_DOGS presents a dark and dangerous journey through an alternate version of Chicago, where ultra-hacker Aiden Pearce seeks to redeem himself after causing the death of his niece. Using the concepts of artificial intelligence and information warfare, the game brings technological relevance to a Grand Theft Auto-style open world in the tradition of the revered science fiction of William Gibson and Philip K. Dick.
Reitzell is also the composer to the hit NBC TV show Hannibal as well as having worked on many of Sofia Coppola’s films.
Head below for a new sampling of the soundtrack’s music!
Vinyl LP (Version 1) 180 gram Heavy Weight Black Vinyl 750 Units Pressed
Vinyl LP (Version 2) Black & Blue Splatter 750 Units Pressed
Special Features: LPs Come With Download Card
1. ‘The Loop’
2. ‘Ded Sec’
3. ‘Creepy Caller’
5. ‘Revelation Number 3’
6. ‘Computer Underground’
7. ‘Elevated Trains’
8. ‘IP Tracking’
10. ‘Ghosts Of The Past’
11. ‘On The Lake’
13. ‘Escape From Chicago’
Italian giallo/horror director extraordinaire Dario Argento was hurt when he fell at his home in Rome, Italy. He apparently fell down a flight of stairs, which resulted in injuries to his head, neck, back, ribs, and legs. He is currently at home under the care of a personal assistant. He is being ordered to rest until the end of July, which means that he has to cancel his appearance at the “Days Of The Dead” convention in Indianapolis.
Argento is the man behind such films as Suspiria, Deep Red, Inferno, and a great many others. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Steam’s annual reaping of all our wallets continues into a new day, complete with new sales on video games we all want but probably can’t afford. Or, in my case, I can afford a couple new purchases, but I shouldn’t give into the temptation because my pile of shame (i.e. unfinished video games) has grown larger than ever lately.
Those are solid choices, but the real gems can be found in today’s community picked deals. Among them is Betrayer — the atmospheric open-world shooter from some of the folks who brought us F.E.A.R. — for $3.99 (80% off), Lone Survivor for $3.74 (75% off), Metro: Last Light for $6.79 (66% off), and Slender: The Arrival for $2.49 (75% off). As of the time of this writing, these deals will remain active for the next eight hours.
If you like, let me know what games you’ve purchased so far. Day 2 and Day 3 were pretty exciting, I’m sure a few of you have given in to the numerous horror (or non-horror, because those exist too) deals each day offered.
Me? Thanks for asking — so far I’ve grabbed Battleblock Theater, Hammerwatch, and I most recently gave in to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, because it saw a substantial price cut today. I’d love to stay and chat, but I have some games to play and more to ignore.
Remember when Scream came out and suddenly there were a ton of self-referential slashers? Or how about when Paranormal Activity came out and we were suddenly inundated with all the found footage films imaginable? Or what about when we were getting seemingly nothing but J-horror remakes?
Horror follows popular trends, just like the rest of Hollywood. When something is popular we get slammed with nothing but that until they start performing poorly OR there are simply no ways to make it even remotely unique or interesting anymore.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t hope for a specific trend to make a comeback or even a brand new one to emerge! And if you had the decision, if you had the power, what would you want that trend to be?
Well, I’ve come up with a few trends that I’d like to see come back that I want to share below. Check ‘em out and then let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Serious horror that isn’t sadistic
Examples: The Shining and Session 9
Look, we don’t always need horror to be gory, violent, and depressingly bleak or hopeless, right? The struggle for survival is often the best part of a horror film! It gives a feeling of hope, a light at the end of the tunnel that we desperately hope the main characters will reach. By actually having an opportunity to empathize, we, the viewer, get to be a part of the story rather than just a voyeur.
Enough of films like Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Hostel, the Saw franchise (after the first one, of course). Bring on films that ditch the gore and actually make me terrified of what’s coming next.
If you were planning on grabbing The Last of Us Remastered when it arrives on PS4 next month, Sony has dropped the price from its original full retail price of $60 down to an easier to swallow $50. For those who have already pre-purchased the game in full, Sony is offering $10 refunds to make up the difference.
Adam Boyes, vice president of publisher and developer relations at PlayStation, confirmed this via Twitter last night.
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) June 22, 2014
Here’s its latest trailer, for those who may have missed it the first time around.
The Last of Us Remastered releases on July 29.
We now have over 30 images and 3 clips from The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, in theaters July 2.
Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
In their infinite wisdom, Valve knows what you want — or at least they do if you want zombies — because that’s what we’re getting in the third day of Steam’s annual Summer Sale. Day 2 brought the scares, and today they’re following them up with a handful of deals on a few great zombie-themed games, including 7 Days to Die for $13.74 (45% off), Project Zomboid for $10.04 (33% off), and Contagion for $4.99 (75% off).
I haven’t spent much time with the first two games, but if you’re looking to shoot some good old fashioned Romero zombies in their stupid ugly, rotten faces, then Contagion is definitely worth checking out.
For the full list of deals, head on over to Steam.
Mojang is bringing the sixth skin pack to the XBLA version of Minecraft soon, and this time it will include part of the cast from Undead Labs’ post-apocalyptic hit, State of Decay. It’s a fitting pairing, though I can’t say I recognize any of the character skins, and that’s after spending an inordinate amount of time with State of Decay and both of its expansions.
I suppose none of the characters really stood out to me, at least not in the same way as Telltale’s The Walking Dead, which has also made its way to the popular sandbox game. Check them out below and let me know if any look familiar to you.
Skin pack 6 will be available soon, though we don’t have a price or release date yet.
Waxwork Records has unveiled the details for their upcoming Chopping Mall and Friday The 13th vinyl releases. For the latter, it will be the first time that the soundtrack, which was composed by Chuck Cirino, will be released on vinyl. The release includes a 180-gram fluorescent-pink disc, liner notes by Cirino and screenwriter Steve Mitchell, and full packaging artwork by Australian duo We Buy Your Kids (there will be a limited run of 500 neon yellow variants). This release will drop on July 29th.
For Harry Manfredini‘s Friday The 13th, the album will drop August 29th and feature notes from Manfredini and director Sean Cunningham with artwork by Jay Shaw. There will also be three variants: “Woodland Green and Brown haze with Blood Splatter,” “Deep Murky Green,” and “Blood Filled” (which is limited to just 100 variants).
Head below for artwork and music samples of these releases.
This Tuesday sees the release of Once More ‘Round The Sun, the sixth studio release from Atlanta, GA metal band Mastodon. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I posted my 4-skull review review a few weeks ago and I’m still enjoying the hell out of this album. These guys just know how to rock in all the best ways!
So, with the new album coming out, I figured that it’d be fun to look back at one of their older tracks and appreciate the video that went along with it! That’s why this week I bring you “Divintations” from the Crack The Skye album! Full of human sacrifice, skull goblets, abominable snowmen, murderous Neanderthals, and even a dash of cannibalism, it’s the perfect way to end the week!
Check it out below!
It’s hard to believe that Dead Rising made its debut on the Xbox 360 eight long years ago. It was the first game I ever played on the console, and now, six games later and we’re finally getting a feature-length movie adaptation. Now before you get too excited, you should know that this won’t see a theatrical release. Instead, it will premiere as a timed exclusive on Crackle, Sony’s VOD platform, before it’s made available on-demand elsewhere and on physical media.
The Dead Rising film will be penned by Tim Carter and produced by Tomas Harlan, the co-owners of Contradiction Films, which also produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series for Machinima.
“Dead Rising has a built-in fan base and rich characters and plotlines that are ideal for digital storytelling and on target for Legendary’s brand,” said Tom Lesinski, president of content and distribution at Legendary Digital Media. “Crackle and Content are adept at distributing cutting-edge digital content and we look forward to delivering a highly engaging and cool series for a global audience.”
Crackle apps are available for free on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as mobile devices, smart TVs and media players, including Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.
This really isn’t all that surprising, seeing as the franchise has sold a cool 6.5+ million copies worldwide. Is this something you’re interested in seeing, and if you are, which game in the series — if any — would you like to see adapted? Of the main series, I wouldn’t mind returning to the story teased in Dead Rising 2. I liked the dynamic between Chuck and his sick daughter and I feel there’s plenty there to make a decent film. The other games were a bit shallow, narratively.
Music On Vinyl has posted a video that shows Alexandre Desplat‘s score for the new Godzilla film being pressed onto vinyl. Only 1,500 copies were pressed onto red vinyl while a black vinyl option is available. More information about that release can be found here.
Check out the video below.
For the unaware, Steam’s annual Summer Cheap Games Extravaganza (not real name, though it should be) kicked off yesterday with a few noteworthy deals. Day two is significantly more exciting, at least for horror fans, as it’s slashing prices on a number of horror games.
Today’s deals include State of Decay $4.99 (75% off), The Walking Dead: The Game Season Two $12.49 (50% off), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs $4.99 (75% off), and Plague Inc: Evolved $10.04 (33% off). That last one isn’t really a horror game, unless you’re a germaphobe, but it’s still very much a game worth checking out.
If you’re interested in getting playing something scary tonight, you can find all these deals and more over on Steam.
I don’t often play adventure games, but when I do, I prefer Dos- err, games of the horror persuasion. That’s why Tormentum immediately caught my eye, because it looks like a living nightmare. The imagery is just fantastic, thanks to some stellar H. R. Giger-esque art. But what makes this game even more impressive is the fact that it’s being developed by a three-man team. Get familiar with it in the trailer below!
If you’d like to support Tormentum, feel free to head on over to its Indiegogo campaign.
Holy sh*t. Rian Johnson, who directed the amazing Looper and Brick (along with several great episodes of “Breaking Bad”) will be directing both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. Not the spin-off movies, but the actual next two installments in the primary franchise.
Per Deadline, he’ll be taking over from JJ Abrams. “I’m told that Lucasfilm is making a deal with Looper writer-director Rian Johnson to write and direct Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. Essentially, that means that the intention is for Johnson to take the baton from JJ Abrams, who has gotten the space franchise off the ground and is right now helming Episode VII… Johnson will take over the core film franchise, and he’ll get started quickly and this will be his preoccupation for quite awhile.”
That’s fantastic news for Star Wars. The only real downside is that we won’t be getting a pure dose of Johnson’s unique voice for a while, but since he’s also writing these two installments maybe some of that will work itself in.
Update: He’s writing and directing VIII. He’s writing a treatment for IX. Whether he, or someone else, directs the latter is TBD.
Just yesterday the 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival made their first major announcement, gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014.
Today, Bloody Disgusting is excited to share exclusively the first images from Richard Bates Jr.’s Suburban Gothic, his follow-up to the Sundance success, Excision. It will World Premiere at Fantasia!
“Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives.”
Suburban Gothic is described as an eccentric comedy/horror that stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs and John Waters, and riffs on everything from classic supernatural horror and outsider teen comedies to the “Hardy Boys” and “Scooby-Doo”!
Get the first Fantasia announcement here:
Originally conceived in 2008 by bassist Peter G. Shallmin of Kalmath, it’s only now that the world is able to get excited for Escapethecult, a new supergroup that also features guitarist Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate), drummer Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle), and vocalist Mattheiu Romarin (Uneven Structure). The band has been working for five years to create their debut album All You Want and we’ll finally be able to hear it before the summer is out.
It was dynamic and exciting start, with blood, sweat and tears shed throughout the process and a long exhausted preparation for the attack. Every day was worth to make it real. We were sincere in our ideas that are embodied in our debut.
All You Want will be released August 18th. Head below for a teaser clip.
We couldn’t be bigger fans of Clive Barker here at Bloody-Disgusting if we tried. Over the past few years the man has made the move into comics with a stellar Hellraiser series, and a whole host of his properties being adapted for the comics page. A few weeks ago his “Cabal” novella was adapted into “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” from BOOM! Studios. Jorge Solis called issue #1 “An impressive first installment, “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” #1 delivers a surreal nightmare with exotic and monstrous creatures.”
So it’s with immense pleasure that we’re able to offer an exclusive preview of issue #2, right here on Bloody-Disgusting.
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #2
Author(s): Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko
Artist(s): Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artist(s): A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (incentive)
The Nightbreed have always been with us. As Peloquin makes meat of slave owners, he will soon discover his true hatred for naturals. The only ones to trust are those made of the night. In another time, a world away, Shuna Sassi only knows a life of fear. Will she be tempted to finally give herself the ultimate end?