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Watch the Controversial Opening of 'Proxy'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:06

Open debate: does this opening sequence from Zack Parker’s Proxy piss you off? Is it offensive? Is it art? Does it work within the context of the film? You may have to see Proxy when it opens on April 18 to find out. Still, you can see how controversial the IFC Midnight feature is in the following clip, which beats a pregnant woman’s baby dead in the womb.

The film will debut on various VOD platforms April 18. It will also be opening in New York’s IFC Center with a Nationwide rollout to follow.

Read our review here.

Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Halloween‘s Kristina Klebe, and The Sacrament and V/H/S‘ Joe Swanberg all star.

A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

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Youngest Group To Ever Perform At Coachella Is A Metal Band

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:00

Brooklyn, NY’s Unlocking The Truth, the band comprised of three 12 and 13 year olds, has been locked down for two MainStage performances at Coachella, one on Saturday, April 12th and one on Saturday, April 19th. This will make them the youngest group to ever perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Prior to that, the band will be supporting Motorhead at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11th.

The group recently signed to The Cherry Party and will soon be entering the studio to record their debut album. Head below for their performance on FXX’s “Totally Biased”.


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[TV] Meet the Entire "Penny Dreadful" Cast, Including Dr. Frankenstein!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:59

Gearing up for the May 11 premiere, Showtime has released several character posters detailing the roles for the “Penny Dreadful” cast.

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

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

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

In order of photo appearance:

-Sir Malcolm is a hardened African explorer who has paid a heavy price for his exciting career and is on a deeply personal quest.

-Sembene serves as Sir Malcolm’s sentry and confidant, but he will prove capable of so much more.

-More Romantic poet than surgeon, Victor Frankenstein is a gentle soul fascinated with the mysteries of life and death.

-Brona is a poor Irish immigrant who suffers from consumption. Yet she remains lovely, spirited and erotically alive.

-The fabulously wealthy Dorian Gray has a devil-may-care attitude and is almost unnervingly beautiful.

-Ethan is a charming American sharpshooter on the run from a troubling past.

-Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa Ives is a force to be reckoned with.

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'The Raid 2' Prison Fight Takes to the Mud

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:53

Another clip has been released from Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, which is finally expanding into theaters everywhere (this means you can all see it this weekend!).

The new clip shows what you already know, The Raid 2 is jam-packed with insane action sequences, such as the following prison fight sequence.

Check out Ryan Daley’s review and see just how badly you want to check this out.

Picking up right where the first film ends The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

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Former The Mars Volta Members Join Forces With RHCP's Flea For New Supergroup Antemasque

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00

Ex-The Mars Volta members Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and drummer Dave Elitch have created Antemasque, a new supergroup with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The band has released their first single, “4AM”, as well as a studio rehearsal video, both of which can be seen below.

Fans were not the only ones surprised by this announcement. Flea himself tweeted, “Woke to find out I’m in a new supergroup. Hahahaha. Played on some tracks a few weeks ago with my friends omar and Cedric for love that all“.

4AM by ANTEMASQUE


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Linkin Park Unveil Title, Cover And Release Date For New Album

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:00

Electronic rock band Linkin Park have announced that the title of their next studio album will be The Hunting Party and that it will be released on June 17th. The band has also released the artwork for the album, which depicts a heavenly archer covered in icy shards ready to fire an arrow straight down.

According to Noisey, “The record sounds big…Parts of the record sound like vintage Bay Area thrash while other bits of it sound like Helmet…

Head below to see the cover as well as listen to “Guilty All The Same (Feat. Rakim)”.

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'Outlast: Whistleblower' Arrives On PC, PS4 In May

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:52

Originally slated for an April release, developer Red Barrels has announced they’re releasing Outlast: Whistleblower on May 6 in America (PC & PS4) and May 7 in Europe (PS4). That gives you a month to stock up on nightlights and Depends before we’re forced to put on our brave faces again for a return trip to Mount Massive asylum.

In related news, we have an eerie new screenshot from the upcoming expansion. Read on to check it out.

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Sony Offers First Peak At 'H1Z1's' Grim, Post-Apocalyptic World

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:18

Sony is looking to take a bite out of that delicious, rotten pie that games like DayZ and Rust have been gorging themselves on for some time now. Their first stab at carving out a slice out of the post-apocalyptic survival simulator market to call their own is H1Z1, an MMO where the undead aren’t quite as dangerous as your fellow humanity.

If you like hunger meters and seeing how dark people can get when its Apocalypse Rules, H1Z1 was made with you in mind. Read on for some screenshots and a bit of gameplay footage.

H1Z1 will arrive first on PC. No word yet on whether or not it will come to PS4.

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[Interview] 'Oculus' Star Karen Gillan On What Frightened Her While Shooting and Her Favorite Horror Films!!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:07

Relativity’s Oculus (review), directed by Mike Flanagan hits theaters in wide release this Friday, April 11th. You’ve seen the trailers by now and if, based on those, you even remotely think this is the movie for you, it probably is. It very much delivers on that aesthetic.

I recently sat down with the film’s lead, Karen Gillan (pictured above; “Doctor Who”, Guardians Of The Galaxy) in Austin, TX. I found her to be an energetic and engaging conversationalist, even though we had very little time to speak due to the hustle and bustle of SXSW. Still, based on her performance in this alone, she’s going places.

The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.” Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Brenton Thwaites, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan also star.

Check it out below!

When you read this script what was the first thing that went through your head?

[laughs] That there was a 13 page monologue I had to deal with! It was actually a lot harder to learn than if it was a conversational thing of if it had some emotional logic to it. But it wasn’t that, it was a presentation of facts. So that was a challenge. Also I just loved the story and the way it was told. I loved the two timelines. I loved that we got to make a scary horror film that’s a real character piece. Ultimately the stuff we shot was just two people in a room, really.

Did you two have time to prepare? Sometimes you don’t on these things.

Oh yeah, we rehearsed like crazy. I mean we just went to town on that. We just didn’t have any time when we were shooting, so the only way to get everything was to block it beforehand.

It’s a very technical tightrope you’re walking, I imagine it’s easy for an actor to get lost in all of it.

We needed refreshers constantly. That’s where [director] Mike Flanagan came in. He would let us know where we were in relation to everything that was happening in terms of VFX or the story. It starts off normal and gradually gets more explosive until it all comes crashing down. So it was important that we all knew emotionally where we were. Without that there would have been no logical progression.

Was there anything in the script that made you doubt if you could do the film?

Probably just that monologue. To be fair, I jumped into it and I was like, “I’m going to go for it and accept the challenge!” But there was a moment when I was working with my dialect coach and I remembered that I was going to have to talk for 10 minutes straight, in one take, in an accent that was not my own.

But content wise you were okay?

Yeah! I’m pretty into gory films and horror films! You know, it’s scary to put kids in that situation, but they had the best time.

Well now you have to tell me what your favorite horror films are.

I love horror films and grew up on them as a teenager. That’s all I would pretty much watch. Scream is my favorite. I just love that it’s directly addressing the genre and telling us what the rules are. And then executing them all as described. I loved The Exorcist, I used to watch that on my own in bed which was a terrible idea when I was younger. What else? I loved all the cheesy slashers like I Know What You Did Last Summer and there’s this one we used to watch called Death Of A Cheerleader starring Tori Spelling. I think it was a TV movie but we managed to get it on video somehow and we would watch it all the time.

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First 'Cult County' Footage Shows Off Atmosphere, Lots Of Dust

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:59

Renegade Kid showed a bit more of their ambitious horror game Cult County today with a tour of one of the game’s levels. It’s very much a work in progress, but the footage does do a good job of giving us a feel for the atmosphere. It’s a hot, dead world, and I’m sure that dust is hiding all sorts of horrors that are just waiting to be exposed.

In related news, seeing this game in action makes me thirsty.

You can follow and/or support Cult County on Kickstarter.

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Zombie Themed MMO 'H1Z1' Is Official, Playable Soon

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:05

Back in January, we reported on a possible zombie-themed MMO based on the H1Z1 hoax that took over the Internet a few years back. Now, that game is official. It even has an eerie teaser site.

We don’t know much about it yet, other than it will be a post-apocalyptic MMO from Sony Online Entertainment. We’ll know more when the game is revealed — with gameplay footage! — tonight at 5pm PST. Apparently, a fully playable build isn’t far off, so this game might not be too far away.

As for what it’s about, “H1Z1 is an MMO that allows players to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies,” Smedley told Game talk Live. “A world! Not just a little tiny server.” Where do I sign up?

@Jedi_Skote you can play it yourself soon. and by play I mean play fully.

— John Smedley (@j_smedley) April 8, 2014

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'The Last Of Us Remastered' Confirmed For PS4

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:03

If I had one complaint about The Last of Us, it’d be that the game just didn’t look good enough. Sure, it’s arguably the best-looking game of the last generation, but is that enough?

Thankfully, Sony confirmed today that Naughty Dog is indeed hard at work on “remastering” the game for the oft-rumored PS4 port. Dubbed The Last of Us Remastered, this version will bring with it the Left Behind single-player expansion, as well as the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories map packs.

Those who pre-order the game can get access to the following bonuses:

100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

The Last of Us Remastered will release this Summer for PS4.

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'The Grudge' Re-Re-Reboot Will Carry New Mythology

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:57

Reboots are like a virus infecting all of Hollywood. No, that’s not the plot of the new The Grudge

It was announced a few weeks back that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch The Grudge franchise with Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot. This will be the second time they do so, if you count the Japanese remake (Ju-On: The Grudge is a remake of the made-for-TV horror movie, Ju-On).

An interview with Buhler popped up where he talked about his starting point for the new Ju-On film, and how he plans to approach it.

We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-On film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.

The film will also be home to “new characters, new ghost, and a new mythology,” he adds. “I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayako and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still very early in the process.

The 2004 pic starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide and hatched a sequel. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-On by Takashi Shimizu. Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable rage and was pretty much fatal.

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'Evil Breakfast Dead Club' To Parody the 1980's!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:46

Infinite Spectrum Production is getting clever with their new indie, Evil Breakfast Dead Club (well, that’s a mouthful).

Kevin Phipps directs, sources tell Bloody Disgusting, from a screenplay by Jon Bonnell.

We’re told that the film follows a group of rule-breaking teens who have a run-in with teenager possessing demons. The pitch is sort of funny: They broke the rules, they touched each other, and they swallowed each others’ souls. Get it?

While you may find it annoying, it’s not, because this is a parody of 80′s films ranging from The Breakfast Club to The Evil Dead. Cool!

Check out the following spoof made back in 2009 that inspired the feature…

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'A Monster Calls' In October 2016

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:35

It was recently announced that River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute Apache’s production of The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona’s next film, A Monster Calls, based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the “Chaos Walking” trilogy).

Today, they announced a October 14, 2016 release date for the pic, to be produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

“A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.

Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.

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The Mars Volta's 'De-loused In The Comatorium' Coming To Vinyl

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:00

Music On Vinyl has announced that it will be releasing De-loused In The Comatorium, the 2003 debut album from progressive rock band The Mars Volta. The album got a limited vinyl release when it came out, so this is pretty awesome news for fans and collectors alike, especially considering that the first 3,500 copies are individually numbered and pressed on gold vinyl.

The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. As Eva Gardner, the original bassist, parted ways with the band, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is featured at bass guitar player on the album.

Pre-orders are already available through SoundStageDirect.


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[Interview] Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff Talk the Horror of 'Oculus'!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:00

Relativity’s Oculus (review), directed by Mike Flanagan hits theaters on April 11th. The film has many, many people championing it and I’m quite confident it’ll hit the sweet spot for most of you guys.

I recently sat down with stars Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff to talk about the most challenging moments during filming and what it was like being a part of a separate timeline from the other two protagonists. Neither Sackhoff or I were feeling particularly well on this day, something you can probably glean from the first exchange in this interview.

The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.” Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan also star.

Check it out below!

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Black Fawn Set To Release 'Discopath' on DVD

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:36

After selling out its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, DISCOPATH has travelled the world leaving its ‘70s era disco stamp on festivals from Brazil to Brussels. Now, the Canadian horror feature has found a home on DVD through Black Fawn Distribution. Durango Pictures has awarded the Canadian home video rights for the award winning slasher DISCOPATH to Black Fawn Distribution, to be released on DVD in Canada on June 10th, while Juice Distribution will release the film through iTunes on April 29th.

In the debut feature film from director Renaud Gauthier, a timid young New Yorker in the mid-70s leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: Disco! Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

DISCOPATH celebrated its World Premiere at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival followed by numerous other festival screenings around the world including Beyond Fest (Los Angeles), Fright Fest (London, UK) and The Blood in the Snow Film Fest (Toronto) where it took home Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors.

“We went to see DISCOPATH because of the buzz it had received,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Sales Manager CF Benner. “We were literally blown away because it’s a very unique film experience. It’s dark, it’s funny, and you’ll find it hard to wrap your head around the fact that this film wasn’t made over 30 years ago. Renaud’s attention to detail is really quite amazing and we knew right away that we
wanted horror fans everywhere to experience DISCOPATH the same way we did.”

Critically acclaimed for its realistic feel and setting, reviewers have been quick to point out DISCOPATH’s authentic presentation and dark comedic framework.

“Amidst a sea of films attempting to recapture the glories of bygone exploitation fare, DISCOPATH gets it right,” says Michael Gingold of Fangoria while AintItCool.com declared that “DISCOPATH is fun from kooky start to its absolutely batshit finish.”

The DISCOPATH DVD will include the following bonus features:
- Commentary by Director Renaud Gauthier
- Behind the Scenes Feature
- Music Player Featuring Songs From the Film
- Upcoming Trailers

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[Exclusive] New Poster For Hyper-Violent ‘The Demolisher’

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:33

Post by BigJ

Latefox Pictures will be slamming into production with The Demolisher, scheduled to begin shooting late Spring 2014. Directed by Gabriel Carrer, The Demolisher chronicles the story of a man named Bruce (Ry Barrett), an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha (Tianna Nori), a former policewoman and survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steers him down a dark path of vigilantism. His rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of condemnation, Bruce channels his inner-rage, punishing young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano), and finding refuge in a world of intense violence.

The Demolisher is both a character study, and a psychological examination of trauma, resulting in an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far. “The film is complex and character-driven, dealing with an outpouring of raw emotion,” said Gabriel Carrer, the film’s director and producer. “It delicately juggles our sympathetic nature and reactions to chance encounters, with the dangerous and addicted intoxication of violence, The film’s narrative pertains to the film industry, or any industry for that matter, and the level of abuse that can be endured” he concludes.

Latefox Pictures’ The Demolisher stars Ry Barrett, who most recently played lead villain in Chad Archibald’s upcoming, The Drownsman; Tianna Nori, leading danger in Tricia Lee’s, Clean Break, and Jessica Vano, the tortured heroine in the upcoming, The Unabomber Manifesto.

Award-winning cinematographer, Martin Buzora (Neverlost), who just completed the Oprah Winfrey Network series, To Catch a Killer, will capture the film’s fresh hyper-visual aesthetic and Gabriel Carrer will direct, a follow up role to last year’s acclaimed psychological thriller, In the House of Flies featuring Henry Rollins as the voice. The Demolisher is produced by Gabriel Carrer, Ry Barrett, AK Lamm, Andrew Bussey, Duane Frey, Christian Burgess, Martin Buzora, Nathan Hawkins and Andrew Wood.

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Get 'Lost In The Woods' With James Tynion IV

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:24

James Tynion IV has a new teen horror series coming out from BOOM! Studios this May. Since Tynion IV hit the scene a few years ago, working alongside Scott Snyder on “Batman”, he’s really hit his stride. His political horror web comic, “The Eighth Seal” from Thrillbent delivers slow burning scares, and I can’t wait to see his take on teens in the woods. Joining him on art duties is Michael Dialynas, another up-and-comer who looks like a great fit for the genre.

From the press release:

April 8, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the May release of its newest ongoing series THE WOODS, a horror suspense title from creator and writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and artist Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade, Spera). In THE WOODS, an entire high school campus with over 500 students, teachers, and staff suddenly vanishes and reappears in the middle of an alien-looking wilderness next to a towering, mysterious obelisk. Left to fend for themselves in a hostile environment, the group tries to find out where they are, why they’re there, and how to get back home.

“James’ pitch for THE WOODS knocked me out of my shoes,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’ve been passionate about bringing this story to comics from the jump and I’m proud to say that James’ story has surpassed even our lofty expectations. James and Michael have combined teen angst with high strangeness to create a slow-burning horror story that feels like what I love about Stephen King’s work. It’s completely gripping, and is equal parts mysterious, thought-provoking, and suspenseful.”

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws), we were eager to publish his first original comic series for print. THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: James Tynion IV honed his writing craft by working with one of the best writers in comics—Batman scribe Scott Snyder—so you know he can craft a compelling tale. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like Sheltered and Revival, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
THE WOODS #1 arrives in comic shops on May 7th with a main cover by Ramón Peréz and a 1-in-10 variant by Matthew Woodson for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR140952. A retailer incentive cover by Paul Duffield will also be available in limited quantities. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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