BD favorite The Parlour Trick has been featured in the trailer for the upcoming puppet gothic horror The Mill At Calder’s End. Their track “The Yellow Wallpaper” is heavily utilized throughout the 40-second teaser, which you can see below.
Meredith Yayanos, who is half of The Parlour Trick, will be scoring this film. She co-scored the director’s previous short, The Cabinet of Victor Karloch, alongside Lustmord and Zoe Keating.
The Mill At Calder’s End is, “…heavily influenced by the classic Hammer horror films of the 1960s and the films of Mario Bava…”
Director Kevin McTurk (creature effects artist and puppeteer on Jurassic Park 1, 2, & 3, King Kong, Hellboy 1 & 2) states:
The Mill at Calder’s End is a gothic tale that will be told with the traditional Japanese theater puppetry technique known as bunraku. Each puppet figure is controlled by three (or more) puppeteers dressed in black and hidden behind each character. It is my goal to make a film that celebrates practical effects and therefore there will be almost no computer generated imagery in the final film. In my first film, The Narrative of Victor Karloch, I utilized several silent film era camera techniques, such as a shot of a miniature ship on a stormswept ocean (which, in fact, was made up of painted flowing garbage bags). I plan to continue to use many more of these techniques to give a hand crafted look to The Mill at Calder’s End.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Fringe. I understand the appeal, and I even enjoyed multiple ideas the series dealt with. (Hello Multiverse!) In any event I failed to follow through on my commitment to watch the entire series, and the whole thing feels like a daunting task at this point. However, Titan Books is making it easier for new, casual, and diehard fans alike to jump back into the world of Fringe with their new original novel “Fringe – Sins of the Father.”
And thanks to the fine folks at Titan Books, I’ve got an exclusive preview to offer all of you.
The adventure that awaits you next week:A fatal incident in Walter Bishop’s lab estranges his volatile son Peter. In Bangkok, Peter steals a briefcase containing a mysterious vial and becomes the target of a group willing to kill to get it back. Seeking answers, he becomes entangled with Ella Lachaux-—the woman behind the lab disaster—and David Robert Jones, a terrorist whose goal is to create an army of shape-shifting killers.
Uncover never-before-revealed secrets of the characters, leading to the creation of the government’s covert Fringe Division.
In 2008, Peter Bishop is estranged from his father and running shady operations in Southeast Asia. His latest scam lands him in a life-or-death situation involving weird events beyond the ken of modern science. On the run, he finds himself pursued by strange
specters of his past… and his future.
The Fringe Division is summoned when the unimaginable occurs. Armed with experimental technology, special agent Olivia Dunham, “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop, and his son Peter Bishop investigate cases that lie beyond the realm of possibility.
Releases: 08/26/14 from Titan Books
A limited edition picture disc of 1987′s Stage Fright is now available for pre-order through composer Simon Boswell‘s website. The vinyl is limited to 300 pieces, so make sure to order yours now before it’s too late!
Directed by Michael Soavi, Stage Fright‘s IMDb synopsis reads:
A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer! Which one of them committed the murder, and who will get out alive?
Check out the trailer below.
There’s no shortage of fan theories regarding Silent Hills right now. The game was creatively revealed through a demo for a fake horror game called P.T. at Gamescom last week. Because official details are still scarce, we’re forced to pick it apart for any clues that may have been hidden by Kojima and Co. YouTuber SirDaidv Gaming decided to do just that by translating a Swedish radio broadcast that plays during the demo, revealing the possibility of aliens having something to do with this game.
The broadcast, which you can read or hear — your choice! — below, mentions a radio drama from 75 years ago. It also says they’re hear on earth, watching us. This is almost definitely a reference to the radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, which scared the shit out of our grandparents back in 1938.
Aliens aren’t new to Silent Hill, though their presence has been relegated to special endings for many of the games. I wouldn’t be surprised if Silent Hills will continue that tradition.
Close your eyes.
Let your ears listen to the radio.
Do you hear my voice?
Can you hear the screams of your own soul?
Let us choose:
My voice, which tells the future, or your tormented [struggles?].
Well? What do you choose?
You can choose.
Your life. Your future!
Wise as you are, you may already have noticed.
As the radio drama from 75 years ago was the truth.
They are here on our Earth.
And they oversee and see all.
Don’t trust the news.
Don’t trust the police.
They are already controlled by them.
So has it been for 75 years now.
Only [our master?] can keep them [at bay].
You have a right.
A right to become one of us.
So welcome to our world.
Very soon, the gates to a new dimension will open.
Sometimes you have to wonder if the suits behind a project even watch the previous directing efforts of filmmakers.
Legendary Entertainment is enlisting Leprechaun: Origins‘ Zach Lipovsky to direct the zombie survival movie Dead Rising for Crackle and executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, TheWrap reports.
Leprechaun: Origins is super disappointing, which is what makes this such a bizarre hire. Alas, people deserve second chances, and maybe Lipovsky will deliver with this vidgame adaptation?
Sony’s Crackle will give the 90-minute feature an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD and TV, while Content Media Corp. (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”) will distribute both feature-length and episodic formats on international platforms.
Set during an epic zombie outbreak that a mandatory government vaccine failed to stop, “Dead Rising” debuted on the Xbox 360 console in 2006 and has since spawned a video game franchise that has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.
Tim Carter wrote the script and will produce with Tomas Harlan via their Contradiction Films banner, which also produced Machinima’s successful digital series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.”
FX has set the premiere date for the fourth installment of its critically acclaimed anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” for Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT., a press release reveals.
In addition to the first ever story details, revealed below, we also have the first (of I’m sure many) teasers. Admit one? I’ll take a ticket for each and every episode, please!
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.
EW shared the first official poster for Exists, the new found-footage movie from the co-director of The Blair Witch Project and V/H/S/2.
It will be discovered on various VOD platforms October 3, a few weeks before it hits limited theaters on October 24.
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.”
The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins.
RADiUS-TWC is hoping to charm you into seeing Alex Aja’s Horns with these new images, most featuring Danielle Radcliffe with a set of demon horns. I like the pic of him charming a snake, the other of him with a pitchfork.
Based on Joe Hills’ graphic novel of the same name, the film is slated for release on Halloween, October 31.
“Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend and ostracized by everyone he knows, a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns. Armed with the supernatural powers they possess, he sets out to find the true killer.“
Directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) from Keith Bunin’s script, Horns stars Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, and James Remar.
Bloody Disgusting’s Mike Pereira was a huge fan – read his review here – calling it “an audacious, wonderfully twisted romantic horror fantasy.”
The third issue of “Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland” does a few things right but many things wrong. It’s dialogue heavy, takes too much time to set up events that should already be unfolding, and the writers are perhaps being a little too coy? Yet while I worry about some of these issues, I can’t help but feel pretty satisfied with the end result.
WRITTEN BY: Kim Newman and Maura McHugh (Created by Mike Mignola)
ART BY: Juan Ferreyra
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2014
Reviewed By Bree Odgen
“Witchfinder” #3 picks up right after last issue’s untimely death of Diggory Fenn. As Grey returns to Hallam, he’s greeted by Constable Lawless who’s set up a couple of residents to put on a “normal” act for Grey. This, combined with the argument that directly follows the Constable’s dog and pony show, shows the reader that if you didn’t think Lawless was involved before, you should now. Even though Fenn and his death are all but brushed off, issue #3 continues to focus on Hallam’s secrets and who’s in on them.
The writing is both exhilarating and infuriating. Newman and McHugh do this thing where they are coy as hell until the last few pages where they unleash a torrent of information that won’t be satisfied until the next issue. It’s a great technique to build the tension and give a sense of payoff for the reader but it wreaks havoc on the pacing. Issue #3 spent a great deal of time in the bedroom to Horace Poole. While he yells out unintelligibly due to his recent “stroke,” Grey and Mrs. Poole argue about witchcraft. Grey, up to this point, has exhibited the emotional urgency of a snail. But now that he’s finally met Horace face-to-face, he makes the conclusion that this is definitely no stroke, it’s witchcraft.
Nothing feels right about the way that Grey has jumped to this conclusion (other than the fact that it’s been made entirely too obvious to the reader). A man drowning in Poole’s Elixir, eels busting through your window threatening your life, a man disintegrating into a pile of bones, guts, and eels, these are all weird things that would cause one to jump to conclusions. But Grey takes those in stride. However, a man spouts off unintelligible words after having a stroke and this is what feels wrong to Grey?
Though Grey accurately supposes the events to be tied to witchcraft, this jump in logic feels too much like the writers are holding our hand through Grey’s process; giving us the answers before we have a chance to figure them out on our own. I don’t like the feeling of a writer doing my math problems for me.
My biggest concern is the pacing of the arc. For a 5-issue arc, I feel like it’s moving incredibly slow. Get to Unland already! The town of Hallam and the creepy events within have all but put up neon flashing arrows straight to Unland, yet Grey is taking his sweet ass time getting there. There comes a point where setting up ground work just feels like a really poor way of revealing secrets.
Having said all that, the story is still entertaining. It makes good use of ominous tones and unreliable characters. I can sense that it’s headed for something terrific. And with Ferreyra’s perfect art, it’s hard to feel too let down.
Spoilers: Lost the TV show was about Purgatory. There. Now you know. “The Life After” #2 goes head first into this story and tells readers this IS Purgatory. Get used to it. Who is in this middle ground for the souls? You wouldn’t believe me. I can hardly believe it and I read the book! Read on and see what is going on in this original new series from Oni Press.
WRITTEN BY: Joshua Hale Fialkov
ART and COLORING BY: Gabo
PUBLISHER: Oni Press, Inc.
RELEASE: 20 August 2014
Reviewed By Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady
If everyone around had committed something as tragic as suicide, would it lose its impact? Does it feel like prison if everyone is trapped together? Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov seems to give off that mood in this new series. Apparently even dogs can kill themselves and be trapped in limbo for it. It’s a fascinating idea on exploring this realm. I don’t know if it’s been explored before but this series is off to a very intriguing start. Regular guy Jude gets saved multiple times from multiple horrors by literary legend Ernest Hemingway. Yep. This book has all kinds of curve balls like everywhere.
Artist Gabo makes people killing themselves a very pedestrian thing in this middle world. Folks keep offing themselves in front of our lead characters. It looks odd which I think is the effect the creators are going for. Jude’s ability to help souls move on looks to be a major point to explore as the series progresses. Gabo’s mix of regular and surreal is a major help to such an ambitious story.
All of that plus the hook of “The complete history of creation in three pages!” has me intrigued enough to keep reading. This book is so out there, it’s worth your attention to see where it leads to next. Demons, aliens, dogs, management and upper management look to be interesting oddities to see in the coming months. Get into this book now and be ahead of the cool curve for once.
I have heard nothing but good things about Valiant’s re-launch that started a few years ago. As far as I can tell, this is one tight, proficient comic universe they are building. “The Delinquents” #1 shows off the lighter and off the wall side of what goes on with some of the would-be heroes inhabiting said universe. I like what I see here.
WRITTEN BY: James Asmus and Fred Van Lente
ART BY: Kano
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: 20 August 2014
Reviewed By Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady
I only know these characters through the gorgeous covers I’ve randomly seen now and back in the oh-so-shiny 1990s. I was too brain-washed by the ‘Big Two’ back then to really try anything else. After reading this first issue, I have one more regret to add to my wasted youth. Thankfully, I can get on board now.
This tale teases readers with all kinds of goodies: Hobo’s buried lost treasures, hobo language 101 (never know when that could come in handy), Mr. Meat, blown-up cars with princesses in them …and that’s just in the first few pages! Writers James Asmus and Fred Van Lente have a madcap buddy tale to tell here and they look to have a lot of merriment for all.
The art by Kano is gritty and dirty and hilarious…just like our heroes herein. Archer and Armstrong remind me of Van Lente’s epically great Incredible Hercules run. Quantum and Woody are the bastard children of Power Man and Iron Fistno is willing to admit to having. All of this looks great thanks to the capable and versatile art style of the underrated Kano. None of these characters are going to play nice together and readers will enjoy the fallout in action and snappy paneling and design.
I realize that the other Valiant books look more intense and action packed than “The Delinquents” #1. That Armor Hunterscross-over looks pretty cool. However, I think that’s the point. This book is where goofballs with powers do stuff and joviality and mirth ensue. The variant covers alone that combine to make a game board are a genius move itself. I have never liked the variant cover thing but THIS makes me want to actually buy them to play the game. If the cover can do that, I have no doubt the creators behind that and this story will deliver the goods here.
Christos Gage returns with “Fray” artist, Karl Moline, to deliver an appetizing filler chapter that contributes nicely to the larger tapestry of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10”. Pick up “I Wish” Part One today, and hit the jump to read our review!
WRITTEN BY: Christos Gage
ART BY: Karl Moline, Cliff Richards
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: August 20, 2014
Reviewed By: ShadowJayd
In the months leading up to the initial release of “Buffy Season 10”, Dark Horse Comics had been proclaiming that the series would be “going back to the basics”. While the first arc effectively demonstrated just that, this latest installment hammers the point home. Not only does the narrative employ the Monster of the Week Month trope in a way that it relates to an overarching series theme, but the theme itself is also reminiscent of Buffy’s early struggles in Season One.
This is not another story about slaying vampires and demons; this is a tale about responsibility and accepting reality. Things have been pretty chaotic since the new rules of magic altered the supernatural status quo, and now Buffy (as self-deprecating as she may be sometimes) has to trust herself, as well as her friends, to make sure things don’t get any worse.
The risks involved in handling the VAMPYR book seem to be as limitless as the directions in which this season can potentially take us, and this leads to a slightly different kind of storytelling from Gage. He manages to be surprisingly direct, yet inconclusive enough to keep readers guessing about the future of the series. There are no subtleties to be untangled in the script, as the characters’ feelings, narrative themes, and story developments are laid out pretty clearly on paper. The book reads like a breeze as it tries to speed to the next arc, and while not necessarily a good thing, it’s almost understandable considering the filler nature of the issue.
“I Wish” Part One begins with the Scoobies revaluating their living arrangements, and lamenting over financial woes. It’s a dilemma that speaks to the real life challenges of residing in San Francisco, where the cost of living is obscenely high. While seeking Detective Dowling’s help concerning pre-teen Giles’ inaccessible funds, a supernatural case is thrown their way that might just be the answer to their housing problems. A haunted apartment building at the centre of 25 missing child cases needs exorcizing. If the gang help, the landlady will offer them cheap rent in return. Simple enough… only nothing is ever simple in the Buffyverse. As they attempt to battle the demon in the building, they’re thrust into an alternate reality that they wished they’d had growing up. The Scoobies have to find a way to reject the fake reality in order to make it back home.
What’s interesting about this alternate universe is that time and geography is of no relevance there. They are still able to interact with each other even though Spike’s reality takes him back more than a century; Giles, nearly five decades, and the others, only as far back as their teenage years. Gage creates a very unique hell dimension that spans generations, using the innermost hopes and desires of each character against them. A few of their personal wishes feel repetitive at times, as they touch upon already explored fantasies, but there’s a sense of intimacy and connectedness that, not only ties the readers to the characters, but ties the issue up quite nicely. as well.
Taking over for Rebekah Isaacs on pencils is Karl Moline (Cliff Richards also credited). While extremely talented, his style is not generally effective when attempting to capture the likeness of the series actors. The fact that his 18th century William looks like True Blood’s Bill Compton, is evidence enough. But that’s not to say his artistic talents aren’t appreciated. In fact, he depicts the widely-varying range of despondency that pre-teen Giles is going through so flawlessly, readers will find it difficult not to feel the same as the story unfolds. Buffy’s fake reality also stands out in execution, as both Gage and Moline manage to personally evoke flashbacks to “Normal Again” (6×17). Other than that, the artwork definitely suffers.
Overall, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10” #6 is a decent installment, seemingly intended to bridge the gap between the first and second arcs. If the final page is any indication, expect more significant plot development in the following issues.
Reviewer: ShadowJayd, known everywhere else as Farah Jayden Hakkak, has been a staff writer for Bloody-Disgusting since July 2012. You can find her on Twitter, or passed out by the dirt road behind Wendy’s.
Attending the World Premiere of Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow at the Film4 Frighfest in London this Saturday night?
Every fan who attends the premiere will be landing the below 11 X 17 poster that is exclusive for Film4 Frightfest, and also exclusively being shared online by Bloody-Disgusting. This is the first in a series of 4 variant one-sheets leading up to the official poster and release details.
Green, best known for Hatchet, Frozen and “Holliston”, will be on hand signing the posters following the screening, which takes place at 8:45pm in Leicester Square, London.
Green also stars with Ray Wise, Tom Holland, Kane Hodder and Mick Garris in this documentary (also by artist Alex Pardee) exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.
Here’s our exclusive poster debut!
The Brubaker/Phillips train just keep right on rolling with issue #1 of “The Fade Out” – a 40’s era film industry noir that epitomizes and defines the genre in equal measure. For the uninitiated: Brubaker and Phillips have been writing crime books together for 15 years and have never once put out anything that wasn’t exceptional in every way. If you missed their last book “Fatale”, or if you have any interest in hard-boiled fiction, get on this book immediately. These guys are masters of their craft.
WRITTEN BY: Ed Brubaker
ART BY: Sean Phillips
RELEASE: August 20, 2014
Reviewed By Epic Switzer
I can’t believe Brubaker is finally telling this story. As the go-to-guys for crime/noir in comics it is hard to believe this is their first trip into “Hollywoodland” territory.
“The Fade Out” begins with a familiar premise reminiscent of “The Black Dahlia”: a promising young actress has been murdered at a film star’s party. I remark upon the familiarity not to admonish the book or dispute its originality, because noir relies upon the readers understanding of its tropes and conventions and the narrative familiarity is what establishes the foundation for the intricate series of events that are sure to transpire.
It is said by some that noir is more of a style than a genre, and from this perspective we can see how expertly Brubaker and Phillips control the noir aesthetics to draw us in with a familiar premise; invocative of “Sunset Boulevard”, “Mulholland Drive”, and so many others. However, if you know anything about this team of evil geniuses and their knack for genre bending and expectation advertising, you know to expect something really incredible.
I tend to look at new books with a simple rubric: new = good. What I love the most about reading image books is that they are consistently packed with fresh ideas and new stories. “The Fade Out”, on the other hand is not something entirely unique, but instead what it is is a perfectly crafted genre piece from the guys who can do it the very best.
Brubaker’s words are poetry. His concise narration complements the tight constricted frames that Phillips arranges so beautifully. If you want to introduce someone to film noir, you show them “Maltese Falcon”. If you want to introduce someone to noir comics, you show them “The Fade Out”, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.
This may not strike you as a wholly original kind of comic book, but it is perfectly constructed in genre, style, and tone. Read “The Fade Out” and appreciate it as a perfect book that will eventually become a perfect series.
I don’t usually throw my two cents into reviews, but I can’t help but entirely echo the above sentiments about this book. It’s a perfectly crafted genre piece that fills a void you didn’t even know was empty. Holy shit guys, the Brubaker and Phillips train just keeps gaining speed.
Epic Switzer AKA Eric is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles. His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality. He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at email@example.com.
Inspired by David Cronenberg’s Videodrome comes the indie Promiscuities, which is now available on VHX.
The film marks the debut of Jonathan Leder, known for his commercial work for VICE and Louis Vuitton, and his extensive work with Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl).
We not only have an exclusive variant poster and trailer to premiere, but also (20) coupon codes to get 60% off a rental on the VHX platform. The first 20 readers to enter TeamBloodyD will receive the discount and immediately be able to watch the film. Each coupon enables unlimited HD streaming and an HD download of Promiscuities.
Diane has a problem. Prescription pills used to ease the temptation. But like pause buttons worn low, meds no longer suppress the fire inside. Pitch black memories Diane formerly repressed are now drawn into the destructive light. And the clock ticks on a spiral of promiscuities that will immolate her.
Desperate for a solution, any solution, Diane consults a psychotherapist. His track record is stellar yet his method is strict. He recommends permanently exhausting Diane’s carnal neurosis. Each unruly session will be recorded and subjected to scrutiny. Diane’s therapist promised a cure. Instead he unlocked their sickness. To traverse the nightmare, Diane must push her body to the brink.
The following trailer features an exclusive stylized intro to BD readers by lead actress Amy Hood:
AMC just shared a 10-second teaser for the return of “The Walking Dead”, set to premiere Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m.
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) were left handcuffed in the Terminus train car, echoing the survivors’ predicament in the Season 4 Finale cliffhanger.
“Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.”
The start of a brand new chapter, “The Strain: The Night Eternal: #1” brings to life the epic third part of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s giant-sized novel. As the plot moves at breakneck speed, readers have better keep up with the crazy twists and turns. If you’re enjoying the TV series, then you better get “The Strain” comic right now.
Written By: David Lapham
Art By: Mike Huddleston
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: August 20, 2014
Reviewed By Jorge Solis
The vampire apocalypse all started when Flight 753 mysteriously landed at JFK International Airport. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and Nora Martinez, the disease detectives, were too late to stop the biological threat. The Master had won, spreading eternal darkness all across the entire globe. After triggering a series of meltdowns, the sun was completely blocked by a nuclear cloud. The rest of humanity has given up to the vampire race, but there are still a few who wish to fight.
In this adaptation, writer David Lapham delivers a somber and bleak narrative where the heroes have actually lost. Eph and his team failed to stop their enemy and now face the consequences. There’s a desperate need to keep fighting, but they have all lost faith in each other. Because he misses his own son, Eph has succumbed to his thirst for alcohol just as like the vampires have feed their bloodlust.
Nora, Epha’s love interest, has more personality in this installment. Lapham has developed her character, who was once mousy and quiet, to a more verbal and authoritative persona. There is resentment in her dialogue towards Eph, as if all her emotions are hanging by a thread. The group has separated into different teams, but there is no leader like before because Abraham is gone.
In the opening pages, artist Mike Huddleston takes us through different time periods, showing how the vampire epidemic has always been around. When Huddleston takes us to the present day, we see pieces of the world, from Washington D.C. to France, in a complete state of ruin. Because there is no more sunlight, every panel has to look like it is nighttime and the backgrounds always have shadows.
In his new character design, Eph looks more like a homeless bum because of his long hair and scruffy beard. Through her facial expressions, we can tell Nora is beyond pissed in her close-ups. In the violence department, Huddleston sure likes to let loose the stingers in the bloodsucker’s mouth. Towards the climax, there’s even a decapitated head moving around on the floor.
If you’ve been around since the beginning, there’s no reason for you not to continue with “The Strain: The Night Eternal” #1. With the creative team-up of Lapham and Huddleston, they have done an amazing job translating the bleak tone and spirit of the novel into the comic book medium.
The filmmakers behind Yellowbrickroad, one of our most successful and frightening BD Selects titles, are back with another ghostly tale.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that filming is currently underway on Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton’s We Go On, which they describe to us as “part Sixth Sense, part Jacob’s Ladder.”
We Go On is “a ghost story about a man who offers reward money to the first person in LA who can show him proof of life after death,” they tell us, “and ends up on an adventure through the Southland that becomes a twisted nightmare.”
We also have the first ever stills from the shoot, one that features leads Annette O’Toole and John Glover, the other (scarier one) with Yellowbrickroad‘s Clark Freeman and Heather Wynters of “American Horror Story”.
Laura Heisler, Peter Lucas, Edgar Nentwig and Matt McLeod also star.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Ohio horror-infused metal band Necrophagia to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “Fear The Priest”, which is a tribute to The Exorcist!
Frontman Killjoy De Sade states:
“The Exorcist” has been a main stay in my top five films from the first time I watched it. It left an impact on me as a child and has never lost any of it it’s power. I’ve viewed it literally hundreds of times. During the course of our career I’ve written many songs about “The Exorcist”. Some dating clearly back to 1984. I have never felt that any of the previous song attempts would have portrayed it’s impact or captured the true dread that the film. Finally with “Fear the Priest” I think we have done it justice. “Fear the Priest” is our ultimate homage to one of the greatest horror films of all time!
The track comes from the band’s upcoming album WhiteWorm Cathedral, which comes out October 28th. It can be pre-ordered here.
IBTrav is back with another series of cartoon drawings that imagine more horror icons as villains in “Scooby-Doo”!
The latest batch features Chucky from Child’s Play, the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers, as well as the slasher from the 1983 Curtains!