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[Comic Preview] Richard Corben’s “Rat God” #1

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:23

Richard Corben needs no introduction. As the man who has defined horror comics for the last few decades. His name is sacred in the halls of horror and now he and Dark Horse are adding another amazing chapter to his career with “Rat God.” A comic that shouldn’t need any introduction, Rat God uses Corben’s evolving techniques to tell a brand new tale of horror in the most lovecraftain sense. I just devoured the first issue, and you shouldn’t wait to preorder yours.

RAT GOD #1 | Richard Corben

Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends.

* New from the Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee!

* The gold standard in horror comics for over 40 years!

* An original tale of backwoods terror inspired by Lovecraft.

“He is the mainstay in my collection of original art and one of the most precise and admirable storytellers in the medium.”—Guillermo del Toro

RAT GOD #1 is on sale February 4th.

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Aphex Twin Announces New EP

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:00

Eclectic electronic artist Aphex Twin has announced that he will be releasing a 13-track EP on January 23rd entitled Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2. The album will be available as a 12″, CD, and digital download through Warp Records. Head below for the track list.

Twin made a surprise return last year with Syro, his first album since 2001′s Drukqs. You can read my thoughts on the album here.

DIGITAL TRACKLISTING
1. diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13
2. snar2
3. diskhat1
4. piano un1 arpej
5. DISKPREPT4
6. hat 2b 2012b
7. disk aud1_12
8. 0035 1-Audio
9. disk prep calrec2 barn dance [slo]
10. DISKPREPT1
11. diskhat2
12. piano un10 it happened
13. hat5c 0001 rec-4

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A New Look At Marvel’s “Return of the Living Deadpool” #1

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:13

Just after the announcement of Deadpool’s impending death, Marvel offered another look at “Return of the Living Deadpool” #1. This insane adventure imagines what the world would be like in a zombie apocalypse where any of the zombies that bite Deadpool turn into another Deadpool. It should be crazy fun, especially if it captures the tone of older zombie movies.

I’m loving the black and white art with a spray of red color. I guess we’ll see if it holds up when the comic hits next month.

Prepare for pools full of undead Deadpools as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1 shambles in to comic shops this February! Blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn (Magneto, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe) joins Marvel newcomer Nik Virella take you to a world overrun with undead Deadpools – each with a snarky mouth of its own.

To stop the zombie apocalypse, Deadpool used his own healing factor to save the world. Only any zombie that ate Deadpool…transformed into another Deadpool. Believe us – hordes of Deadpool’s might just be worse than hordes of flesh-hungry monsters.

“So there are thousands of Deadpools, all of them originating from the one and only Wade Wilson,” says Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “Every time a zombie takes a bite of one of these Deadpools, the zombie becomes Deadpool. You know how Deadpool has numerous personalities? Well, these newly created Deadpools start to latch on to different aspects of Deadpools split psyche, forming factions. And these factions don’t get along!”

This February, the dead will rise. And this February, the Deadpools will…er, rise! Be there for the heart-stopping, flesh-eating, wise-cracking

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1!

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (DEC140932)

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by NIK VIRELLA

Cover by JAY SHAW

Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN (DEC140933)

FOC – 01/12/15, On-Sale – 02/04/14

 

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‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ Poster Sucks the Life Out of You! (Exclusive)

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:46

The Slamdance Film Festival -taking place in Park City, Utah – kicks off on January 23 with the world premiere special screening of Bloodsucking Bastards.

Bloody Disgusting has your first ever look at the film, as well as an exclusive poster premiere that will sick the life out of your daily job.

Described as an Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed vampire comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as “Evan Sanders, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evan’s world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). When his officemates start going through disturbing changes and bodies begin to pile up, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles and water coolers, win back Amanda, and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end… to just dead.

The pic was written by comedy troupe Dr. God and helmed by Brian James O’Connell.

SLAMDANCE 2015 SCREENINGS

-Friday, January 23rd at 8:00pm LOCATION ADDRESS (WORLD PREMIERE)
-Monday, January 26th at 1:40pm LOCATION ADDRESS

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BD Playlist: Jonny Vol. 8

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:00

It’s Monday and you clearly need some new tunes in your life! That’s why I’m here with a few selections that I think will expand your musical horizons and also get your head nodding along. So, head on in for a few bands to throw into your playlist!

Also, let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below. I’m always up for new music!

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‘The Voices’ Poster Hears Words of Murder

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:10

Ryan Reynolds’ best friend is violence…

Lionsgate will hear The Voices (review), a genre film starring Amityville Horror‘s Ryan Reynolds, on VOD platforms and in limited theaters February 6.

Check out the poster premiere for the horror film directed by Marjane Satrapi, and also starring Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver.

This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.

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That Time Wes Craven and Clive Barker Appeared On “Dr. Ruth”!

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:03

On this classic episode of “What’s up with Dr. Ruth”, A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Wes Craven and Hellraiser‘s Clive Barker discuss the psychology behind horror with Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Craven reveals how he scares the audience, Barker talks about sympathizing with the antagonist, all while Ruth jokes about feeling up a date during a scary movie…

Oh, and doesn’t Barker looking mighty comfortable?

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who sprang to national attention in the early 80′s following the beginning of her live radio call-in program, Sexually Speaking. She went on to have her own TV program, appeared on the cover of People Magazine and TV Guide, and is the author of 36 books and counting.

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[Advance Review] “Star Wars” #1 Returns The Franchise to Marvel In A Huge Way!

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:59

Jason Aaron & John Cassaday’s “Star Wars” #1 is phenomenal. It truly lives up to the hype and deserves the attention of any and all Star Wars fans. I would even urge non-comic readers to give it a shot. The creative team perfectly capture the essence of the original trilogy, making the book feel like a very natural extension of the films we know and love. Han acts and sounds like Han, with dialogue that will have you laugh out loud. Each and every character is spot on. Aaron’s fluidly writes these characters with such apparent ease you could mistake him for George Lucus himself in the throws of writing A New Hope: It’s That Good.

WRITTEN BY: Jason Aaron

ART BY: John Cassaday

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

PRICE: $4.99

RELEASE: January 14, 2015

Reviewed By Torin Chambers

Speaking of A New Hope, “Star Wars” #1 picks up soon after the destruction of the first Death Star at the climax of the original film. With chaos and disorder running rampant within the Imperial Forces, the Rebels begin a massive offensive across the galaxy. There is the hope to put down The Empire once and for all, securing freedom in the galaxy. You learn all this from a beautiful recap page that’s presented like the opening crawl of any of the films. Let’s hope the design sticks.

The whole gang’s here Luke, Leia, Han, 3PO, R2D2 and even Chewie. With a couple iconic vehicles making appearances as well, the whole ride is a thrill and then, a surprise guest makes one hell of an entrance. It’s amazing that the issue never feels cramped even with every character getting their own moment or two. A personal favorite belongs to C3P0, in something I never knew I wanted to see so bad. The story and character development are equally balanced, with appropriate dashes of humor to keep a generally upbeat pace.

“Star Wars” #1 presents itself in a similar fashion to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the 3D CGI animated TV show. Each centres around one of the film trilogies characters at a point when their respective galaxies are experiencing incredibly turmoil. Following the start of the Clone Wars and the Rebel Alliances galaxy wide push after the destruction of the Death Star, respectively. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was well received by fans and critics alike even with its sordid roots. Star Wars #1 on the other hand is spinning out one of the most beloved films of all time and miraculously it’s burning just as bright.

I had a fair amount of concerns when Star Wars moved from Dark Horse back to Marvel. I feared there would be too many restrictions placed on Aaron and Cassaday to create anything good. Who knows how many real restrictions they had or if there were none, either way it doesn’t matter because the final product is exceptional. Now, while I was sad for Dark Horses era to be over, I’m overjoyed to see Marvels run begin.

Star Wars has returned to Marvel in a very huge way.

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

 

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John Carpenter Streams New Single “Night”

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:56

Director/musician John Carpenter has released a stream of “Night”, a new track from his upcoming debut album Lost Themes. The album comes out February 3rd via Sacred Bones Records. You can stream the track below.

Carpenter is the director of such classic horror films as Halloween, The Thing, In The Mouth Of Madness, and many more.

You can also read an interview with Carpenter on Nylon Guys Mag.

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Here’s The First Trailer For The CW’s “iZombie”

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:37

The first trailer for the Vertigo comic adaptation iZombie is here. Brought to the CW by executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero  and stars Rose McIver (Power Rangers, Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex) as Liv. The series follows Liv, a zombie working at a morgue who can grasp the memories of any deceased person after she eats their brain.

The concept is a little different than the book, which managed to grow into something zany and epic thanks to Chris Roberson and Mike Allred. The series is heading in a new and different direction. It’s now more of an undead Veronica Mars, which is far from a bad thing. Roberson himself has taken to twitter to express his fondness for the show. So let’s hope for something that captures that brilliant premise while offering a darkly different take on weekly procedurals.

iZombie will debut on Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00pm.

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That Time a Family Raised a Monster

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:14

Very much inspire by David Lynch and David Cronenberg, you’ve got to watch this short film from Ray Sullivan.

In “Self-Assembly,” bereaved parents find a monstrous substitute for their dead son.

It’s based on the comic strip story and characters created by Gar Shanley and Cathal Duggan. It was shot on location in Dublin, Ireland on a RED Scarlet-X.

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DKMD’s Video Is A Total Homage To All Things Giallo

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:00

Psyche/Francesco Clemente member David Kristian has joined forces with composer/singer Marie Davidson to form DKMD, which creates retrosynth music reminiscent of the classic giallo synthesizer scores.

Below is a video of their title track “Sacrificio”, which is a bloody, violent tribute to the Italian genre. The EP is described as, “…a cosmic soundtrack to vampire rituals, stalker fantasies and abandoned mansions.

Pre-orders will go up on Giallo Disco’s Bandcamp.

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[Podcast] Whatever – January 12th, 2015 – “4K? ¿Porque?”

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:34

We’re back! CES, Dead Snow 2, 4KTV, and more.are on the table this week. I’d say this show’s definitely worth the price of admission (it’s free).

As always, you can find us on iTunesSoundCloud, or YouTube.

Leave a comment below, head to our Facebook page, or hit us up on Twitter, and let us know your thoughts

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Artsploitation Acquires Lucid Horror, ‘Horsehead’

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:30

Artsploitation has acquired Horsehead Pictures and Starfix Productions’ festival flick, Horsehead (french title FIÈVRE), the first feature-length film by director Romain Basset from a script he wrote with Karim Chériguène. It will open in limited theaters to go along with VOD and DVD releases.

Catriona MacColl, Murray Head, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Vernon Dobtcheff, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Gala Besson, Joe Sheridan, Emmanuel Bonami and Philippe Nahon star.

It premiered at the Fantastic Fest film festival.

Since childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurring nightmares in which she is chased by a mysterious horse-headed monster called Horsehead. In the hope to find peace at last, Jessica has started studying Psychophysiology of Dreams.

Following the death of her grand-mother, Jessica reluctantly returns to the family home for the funeral. Upon her arrival, she finds out that the dead body of her ancestor is lying in the room next to hers for the duration of the wake…

Jessica falls ill after a first rough night during which she had the strangest nightmare. Stuck in bed with a high fever, the young woman decides to make good use of her lethargic state. She experiments LUCID DREAMING and aims to take control of her nightmares, a dangerous exercise from which some never recover.

Jessica wanders in her own dream-world and investigates to solve the mystery that has been gnawing at her and her family for several generations. She will also have to confront the evil Horsehead one last time.

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[TV] Sneak Peak at “Bates Motel” Season 3

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:28

Last week A&E has set the premiere for the third season of “Bates Motel” for March 9, 2015.

Now, we have the first images from the season premiere, will full details below.

“Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.

Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.

After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiradakos (“Revolution”) and Ryan Hurst (“Sons Of Anarchy”) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.

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CW’s “iZombie” to Dine On Brains This March

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:11

CW has shared the following teaser trailer for “iZombie,” premiering Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00pm.

It looks like a silly and fun procedural crime drama, only the protagonist is a zombie. Cool.

Here’s the full press release:

Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.

The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a clever way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s brilliant but eccentric boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Dr. Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status.

Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose – until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

The series stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) as Liv, Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”) as Clive Babineaux, newcomer Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) as Major Lilywhite and David Anders (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Blaine DeBeers.

Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

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10 Real-Life Killers That Inspired Terrifying Films!

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:20

There are countless films that are either “Based on a True Story” or “Inspired By a True Story,” and many people take everything seen on film as being fact. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as many films take a lot of liberties with the actual events that occurred. Other times, a film won’t even mention its influences with a “Based on a True Story” tag. The list that follows looks at 10 killers that inspired some of the most terrifying films ever made. Enjoy!

Ivan Milat – Wolf Creek

The posters for Wolf Creek claimed that the film was inspired by a true story, but while Mick Garris isn’t an actual serial killer, Ivan Milat certainly is. Known as “The Backpack Killer,” Milat killed seven people from 1989-1993, five of which were international backpackers visiting Australia. Luckily, Milat was arrested in 1994 and has yet to be released.

 

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Hotels.com Commercial Music Sounds Like Akira Yamaoka’s ‘Silent Hill 3′ Work

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:00

So, here’s a little fact about me that most of you won’t know: I haven’t had cable or basic TV channels of any kind since I was nine years old. It’s been over two decades since I had any sort of TV channel in my place and, to be completely honest, I’m actually really happy about that. However, it does mean that I miss out on commercials and shows when they actually happen, which makes it difficult to keep up cultural references.

It also means that I miss out on little things like the commercial from Hotels.com that features music that sounds suspiciously like “Never Forgive Me, Never Forget Me” from Silent Hill 3, which was composed by Akira Yamaoka. The commercial may have added a drum beat, which Yamaoka began adding to most of his compositions starting in SH 3 but really kicking into gear with SH 4 onwards, but there are still some very strong similarities.

Head below to see the commercial and then stream Yamaoka’s gorgeous track.

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Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Pale Emperor’ Streaming In Full

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:40

Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of The Pale Emperor, the new album from shock rocker Marilyn Manson, can now hear the album in its entirety! The album can be heard via Soundcloud (courtesy of Genius).

The album features 10 tracks, including “Cupid Carries A Gun”, which was the theme song to the TV show Salem. The album was written in collaboration with composer Tyler Bates (See No Evil, Slither, The Devil’s Rejects).

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R.I.P. Brian Clemens, Writer of ‘See No Evil’ And ‘Thriller’, Dies At Age 83

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:18

Sad news to report as writer Brian Clemens has passed away yesterday at age 83. The writer was known to many as one of the creators of the television series The Professionals as well as one of the main contributing writers to the 1960′s series The Avengers.

To horror fans, Clemens was known as being the writer of 1965′s Curse Of The Voodoo, 1960′s The Tell Tale Heart, the classic 1971 thriller See No Evil, and 1970′s And Soon The Darkness. He was also the main writer and creator of the 70′s TV mystery/horror series Thriller.

One of my personal favorites of Clemens’ was The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, a film that my father and I loved to watch on lazy Saturday afternoons whenever it appeared on TV.

Clemens is survived by his wife and two sons. We send our condolences and thoughts.

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