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'Under the Skin' Posters Stick a Hashtag on It

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:14

The UK distributors took some gorgeous photography from the Scarlett Johansson alien pic Under the Skin, tossed an annoying hashtag on them, and called it a series of posters. The photography is stunning but the conceit is lazy. Don’t confuse the two.

Total Film shared all of these new one-sheets for the UK’s March 14 release of the film, arriving in the States April 11 from A24′s (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring and The Spectacular Now).

Jonathan Glazer directed the sci-fi thriller about a voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey. Walter Campbell wrote the screenplay.

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'Cannibal Holocaust' and 'The Beyond' Take a Bite Out of Blu-ray!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:53

Two classics are getting high-def releases, thanks to Grindhouse Releasing!

Lucio Fulci classic The Beyond (7 Doors of Death) and Cannibal Holocaust are both getting Blu-ray releases at a future date.

Details forthcoming.

In The Beyond, “A young woman from New York named Liza (Katherine MacColl) inherits a Louisiana motel that has been unoccupied for nearly 60 years. While restoring the old building, many of the workers meet mysterious and untimely deaths, each more ill-fated than the next. Furthermore, Liza is visited by a blind specter named Emily (Sarah Keller) who lectures from a 4,000-year-old book of collected prophecies that explains the motel is situated above one of seven portals to hell. As her sanity dwindles, Liza finds some much-needed stability in a local doctor named John McCabe (David Warbeck), who is determined to find a rational explanation for the recent state of affairs. Nevertheless, the protagonists are led through a maze of bizarre confrontations with beings beyond the realm of the living, and into an apocalyptic world of unknown horrors. The Beyondis at once the quintessential Lucio Fulci film and a staple in the overall Italian horror genre. The director’s epic masterpiece is a blend of atmospheric surrealism and nightmarish visions (a grisly tarantula attack, flesh-melting acid spills, a softball-sized gun blast through the skull of a young zombified girl, and an eyeball impaling or two) that are definitely unsuitable for those with weak stomachs.

In Cannibal Holocaust, “Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. Cannibal Holocaust presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of Cannibal Holocaust were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. With a soundtrack by Riz Ortolani.

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Indie 'Utero' Cleans Webs Off Equipment

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:48

Writer/Director Bryan Coyne’s (Harvard Park, Incarnate) new horror film Utero wrapped principal photography this week in Los Angeles, Bloody Disgusting learned.

In Utero, “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.

The entirety of the movie was shot in Los Angeles and was independently financed by Coinopflix. Jonathan Higgins and Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) produced the film with former Platinum Studios executive Richard Marincic (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night).

Utero is said to be a character-driven story that is structured in a similar fashion of the horror films of yesteryear. Audiences will be in for a treat as the story is original, and not a retread of storylines that is all too common in today’s market.

Says Coyne: “Shooting Utero was a dream come true for me. Like any filmmaking experience it was a grandiose challenge. But the commitment of our crew and cast, a wonderful commune of pure artists, helped Me achieve something astoundingly effective. I can’t wait for this film to be seen.”

For more information on Utero, please “like” the Utero Facebook page and check out their other social media links – UteroFilm” target=”blank”>Twitter and – Instagram – which are updated daily!

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Mondo Will Be Releasing 'Gravity' On Vinyl

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:27

Mondo has announced that they will be releasing Steven Price‘s score for the Academy Award-winning film Gravity on a 2xLP 180 gram vinyl. The album was remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and artwork is done by Kevin Tong.

The score won Best original Score as one of the many Academy Awards and it’s a truly fantastic piece of work, so this is really exciting! Below is what appears to be final artwork for the release, although we’ll know for sure in the coming weeks. Pre-orders, as always, will be announced through Mondo’s Twitter.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the film follows two astronauts who struggle to survive in the emptiness of space after their ship is destroyed.


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Machine Head To Release Demo Of New Song On Limited 10" Vinyl

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:15

Metal band Machine Head is gearing up for the release of their new, as-yet-untitled studio album, which will come out this summer via Nuclear Blast Entertainment (their debut album on that label). To give fans a taste of what’s to come, a limited 10″ will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th) that will feature a new track called “Killers & Kings”. Side B will feature two Ignite covers by the band.

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn comments, “I remember growing up in the thrash scene and always wanting to hear the demo version of songs. You searched them out. Thankfully my buddy Jim was a big ‘tape trader,’ and through trading we had both Metallica demos, Exodus demos, bootlegs of songs sometimes years before they came out. I knew how to play every note of ‘Pleasure Of The Flesh’ by Exodus easily 2 years before the record was out! My friends and I would debate the merits of each, but we all agreed, It was so much cooler to hear it BEFORE the album is out! So we’re gonna do that for you. I can’t wait for you guys to hear this stuff.

There will be four cover variants, each limited to 1,000 copies. You can see them below.


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Lionsgate Regurgitates Spiritual New 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:15

Haunting theaters April 25, here’s the second trailer for Lionsgate’s The Quiet Ones, which sort of lifts from The Haunting in Connecticut‘s entire “barfing up the spirit” campaign…

Still, the below trailer is shockingly effective and pretty loud, considering the film’s title.

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke, pictured above, all star.

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Blood Music Signs Horror Synth Artist Perturbator

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:30

Blood Music has announced that they have signed French one-man electronic/synth musician Perturbator, who’s influences credit John Carpenter, Goblin, Vangelis, and similar 80′s sci-fi/horror composers.

The label states, “The one-man Parisian powerhouse revisits the eerie and energizing analog oscillations of 1970s and 1980s horror, sci fi, action, and exploitation films.

This is the label’s first non-metal signing. Future releases will be posted. Go below to get a taste of Perturbator!


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'Blackmore' Funding Campaign Unsuccessful, Dev Plans To Return Within Two Months

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:00

With less than a day left in the 30 day-long funding campaign for Blackmore, developer iQiOi has decided to go back to the drawing board. Sadly, despite having the awesome premise of hunting a serial killer through steampunk Victorian London with your robot sidekick, the campaign is about $130,000 short of its ambitious $200,000 funding goal.

In a post on Blackmore‘s Kickstarter page, admits they launched the campaign prematurely and that they have plans to return again in the next two months. Here’s to hoping it goes better the second time around, because this game looks great.

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[Tribeca '14] 'Summer of Blood' Images

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:48

Playing as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative film selections is Summer of Blood, directed and written by Onur Tukel.

Set to World Premiere, “Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this loveable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing…blood.

Onur Tukel also stars in this dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity.

The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

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INSANE Pics, Trailer For Indie 'Night of Something Strange'!

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:38

Here’s a new PSA for safe sex…

Not only do we have some seriously badass images from Night of Something Strange, we also have the indie film’s first ever trailer!

From Duke Studios, director Jonathan Straiton and producer Ron Bon, “Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to a creepy motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.

Rebecca C. Kasek, Trey Harrison, Wayne W Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, and Michael Merchant star.

READ ON and prepare to be impressed.

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Three Clips From Chiller's "Killer Legends"

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:32

“Killer Legends” is Chiller TV’s latest special, airing this coming Sunday, March 16th.

Bloody Disgusting now has three clips from the special, hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey), and exploring true crime stories behind popular urban legends.

The hair-raising two-hour event, which begins at 8 PM ET, focuses on four timeless urban legends that haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe.

The documentary probes the following legends:

The Candyman: The film takes viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying from tainted candy: 8-year-old Timothy O’Bryan. Timothy was poisoned on Halloween by a real-life miscreant who used the legend to hide his crime, earning him the nickname “The Candyman.”

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs: As the legend goes, a babysitter tormented by a twisted caller learns that the sadistic calls are coming from inside the house. While the babysitter has become the go-to victim in so many of our horror films, does the same hold true in real life? Tragically, the answer is yes…as our filmmakers discover in the unsolved case of Janett Christman, a babysitter who was slain in Columbia, Missouri, in 1950.

The Hookman: The filmmakers investigate the “Moonlight Murders” of Texarkana that some believe sparked “The Hook” urban legend of the 1950’s and 60’s. Based upon the legend of two teens lovers terrorized by a madman with a hook for a hand, we will investigate this real life case of a killer known as “The Phantom,” who in 1946 attacked five couples parked on lovers’ lanes. This unsolved crime has created its own unique urban legend in Texarkana, perpetuated by a town that refuses to forget.

The Killer Clown: In Chicago, the filmmakers investigate the “phantom clown” scares that have been spontaneously occurring since the 1980s. In cities across the globe, clowns have been spotted in vans trying to snatch children. Is this just a case of hysteria, manifested by fears of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns), or is there something much more serious at work? As we explore Chicago’s creepy clown past, from John Wayne Gacy to Bozo, we attempt to answer the question of how clowns became so evil and why they continue to haunt our nightmares.

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This 'The Raid 2' Making-Of Featurette Is 10-Minutes Long!!

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:19

Easily one of the most anticipated action films is years is Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berandal, which Ryan Daley raved about out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Rarely shared before a film’s release, check out a lengthy 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for the action epic opening here in the States on March 28. That’s like getting the Blu-ray extra features before the pic is even in theaters!!

Starring The Raid‘s Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Donny Alamsyah, as well as Julie Estelle (Kuntilanak), “Rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Uwais) thought the battle was over and was finally able to resume a normal life. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls. He couldn’t have been more wrong.

Formidable though, they may have been Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. With Rama’s triumph over the small fry, he has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. Rama now needs to protect his family, who are at risk, one choice remains, to protect his infant son and wife. To do so he must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.”

In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.

Check out a whopping 75+ images!

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[Next On] "Bates Motel" and "Those Who Kill" Promos

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:18

Airing back-to-back on A&E Monday nights are both “Bates Motel” and “Those Who Kill”, who popular genre series.

I was one of the sympathizers of the first season of “Bates,” but after two absolutely dreadful episodes here in the second season, I’m about ready to tap out. Last night’s episode was dreadful. With the introduction of a new family member, I can only hope next week’s Episode 2.03, “Caleb”, restores my faith. In it, “Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma’s memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.

We also have a promo for next week’s “Those Who Kill,” Episode 2.03 “Rocking the Boat.” In it, “As the killing escalates, Catherine uses the investigation of the two victims to push Thomas to research her allegations further.” I haven’t been able to catch last night’s episode just yet, but I did enjoy the season premiere quite a bit.

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[TV] "Constantine" Kicks His Smoking Habit?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:06

One of the biggest changes to modern television is that protagonists are no longer perfect – in fact, most of them carry one major affliction that helps the audience sympathize with them.

This is why DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” lead, Constantine, was ahead of his time. The dude smoked like a chimney, almost to a fault. Ironically, while modern television loves a character who has serial mental issues or past drug addictions, they frown upon characters who smoke – especially on a network. Go figure. While I’m wholly against cigarettes, if it’s a character’s trait to smoke, so be it…

Rogue caught up with story writer and executive producer David S. Goyer who told the studio that the battle with NBC to keep the “Constantine” lead piping is still ongoing:

That’s a tricky one on network TV. We’re negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting.

“Criminal Minds” alum Matt Ryan stars as John Constantine in the drama based on the “Hellblazer” graphic novels.

“Constantine” centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

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[Random Cool] These Guitars Look Like They Could Decapitate Any Crowd Heckler

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:00

I caught wind of Monson Guitars when I saw a picture of Yob vocalist/guitarist Mike Schmidt on Tool‘s website and I wanted to know more about his guitar. Well, I found the guitar website and immediately felt slightly intimidated as each axe looks like it’s meant to not only emit some badass metal but also cut a swath through an offending crowd. Seriously, just take a look at the gallery I’ve got below and tell me I’m wrong.

Oh, and make sure to head to Monson Guitars’ official website to see a ton more badass instruments.


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[Podcast] News From The Crypt EP 69: Bruiser

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:00

The gangs all here to take a look back at a George A. Romero film you all may not remember (or have ever seen), the 2000 American-French thriller Bruiser!

We also pay our respects towards two of the greatest guys to hit the film industry, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis. And as always we have a slew of Blu-Ray reviews to go through including the “Eye Catching” Dario Argento’s Dracula 3-D! This is an episode you do NOT want to miss.

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Unnecessary Censorship Makes 'The Last Of Us' Better

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 20:14

When you think about The Last of Us, funny isn’t likely to be among the words that cross your mind. It’s an incredibly grim game, but thanks to a little inappropriate censorship and an abundance of juvenile humor — two things I can always appreciate — YouTuber Normal Difficulty has injected some comedy into Naughty Dog’s masterpiece.

See what a few strategically placed bleeps and a bit of pixelation can do to a game after the break.

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'ObsCure' Series Brings A Double Dose Of Survival Horror To Steam

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:44

Back in February, developer Mighty Rocket announced their plans to bring the ObsCure series to Steam. Today, they made good on that. Both ObsCure and its sequel, ObsCure: The Aftermath are now available for $6.99 and $9.99 respectively. Both games offer a few new features, including 16:9 presentation and full controller support.

If you’re interested in getting one, or both, you can find ObsCure and ObsCure: The Aftermath on Steam.

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[Tribeca '14] 'Der Samurai' Still Leaves a Mess of Blood!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:46

Part of this years Tribeca Film Festival line up is Till Kleinert’s German horror Der Samurai.

While we already shared one pic, we have a really bloody new still that we’re excited to debut.

A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke of his sword. Dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress.

The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

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[Books] Anne Rice Announces "Prince Lestat", Sequel To "Queen of the Damned"!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:49

Even though horror author Anne Rice had dubbed the “Vampire Chronicles” over back in 2008, she’s secretly been writing the “big” official sequel to her 1988 “Queen of the Damned,” “Prince Lestat.”

The 11th installment will be arriving on bookshelves October 28, she revealed on the podcast The Dinner Party with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn.

Co-hosted by Rice’s son, she told explained “I am at last able to announce my up-and-coming new novel. The title is ‘Prince Lestat,’ and it is a big ‘Vampire Chronicle.’

It’s all about Lestat [de Lioncourt] and all about the vampires and what they’re doing right now, how they’re coming to terms with everything that’s happened to them and how Lestat is dealing with demands from all sides that he step forward and become the leader of the tribe,” she revealed.

“Queen of the Damned is the sequel to “Interview with the Vampire.” Both were adapted for the big screen. Studios have been developing a new film for years now.

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