NECA has found a cool little niche in the toy market that they’re capitalizing on as quickly as possible – and I’m more than okay with that.
Fans who attended the San Diego Comic-Con this past July scored an 8-bit Jason Voorhees based on the “Friday the 13th” video game. Then, immediately after, NECA revealed they’ll also be making Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” available for the holidays.
Then what? They’re pulling the trigger on “Robocop”. They teased the next 8-bit action figure in the below image, and also implied that we may see “Predator” down the line (hopefully Dutch).
What other 8-bit figures would you like to see on your shelf?
Wiki explains that “RoboCop” was released in 1988 by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan. In the game, a player controls RoboCop who advances through various stages that are taken from the 1987 movie. The bonus screen is a target shooting range that uses a first-person perspective. The intermission features digitized voices from the actors.
Several reworked versions appeared for home computers and video game consoles, most of them handled by Ocean, as well as a NES version ported by Sakata SAS and published by Data East.
Filmmaker Peter Ellis caught me in a brief moment where I was staring at the screen looking for something to do, and asking if I’d share with you guys his indie short “Blood Puzzle”.
It’s only 2:30 and looks really good. Won’t you donate a brief moment of your time?
“Just beyond the wall of sleep, a conflicted man meets a nightmarish creature, the Puzzler, who commands him to finish what he started. A struggle to complete the game between them leads the man to a reality which may be more horrific than the dream he leaves behind.“
It’s Misery meets Adventures in Babysitting in the story of a teenage babysitter, trapped inside a suburban home, who is forced to go head-to-head with a psycho.
Arriving on video October 22 is Bad Behavior. Bloody Disgusting has landed two exclusive looks at the film starring Terminator icon Linda Hamilton, “E.R’s” Hallee Hirsh and Ted McGinley.
“The nail-biting DVD Premiere stars Hallee Hirsh (TVs Grey’s Anatomy) as Zoe, a teenager hired for an overnight babysitting assignment from a seemingly perfect family. The only worry she has is avoiding the unwelcome advances of teen brothers Tyler and Jack. Things go awry when Zoe suddenly finds herself in a bathroom groggy and confused with only the two youngest kids with her. While Tyler tries to explain how they got in there, an intruder attempts to break the door in.
Soon Zoe discovers the “intruder” is Jack, who’s had a psychotic break. The kids decide to wait out the night in the bathroom, as they expect their parents back in a few hours. When that help never arrives, they plot and attempt another escape, only to further anger Jack in the process. Zoe begins to realize that nothing is as it seems in this house, and that she isn’t the first babysitter to learn this lesson.“
It’s impossible to deny the impact that Michael Jackson, the true king of pop (suck it, Kanye), had on the music world. The man put out “Thriller”! Is that not enough reason to respect and appreciate the hell out of him?
And it’s because of “Thriller” that several prominent metal musicians have come together to record Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson! The album features appearances from Chuck Billy (Testament), Bumblefoot (Guns N Roses), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), and many more! Head on below to see the full track list and head on over to Amazon to pick up your copy!
1. Thriller (Chuck Billy of Testament)
2. Man in the Mirror (Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big, Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
3. The Way You Make Me Feel (Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake, Rudy Sarzo of Queensrÿche)
4. Black or White (Bruck Kulick, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Tony Franklin of The Firm)
5. Beat It (Priya Panda of Diemonds, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses)
6. Billy Jean (Corey Glover of Living Colour, Phil Campbell of Motörhead)
7. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Elias Soriano of Nonpoint)
8. Rock with You (Doug Pinnick of King’s X)
9. Dirty Diana (Chris Jericho of Fozzy)
10. Bad (Craig Goldy of Dio, Paul Dianno)
11. They Don’t Care About Us (Icarus Witch)
12. Never Can Say Goodbye (Lonnie Jordan of War)
13. Smooth Criminal (Re-Recorded) (Alien Ant Farm)
For one day only Woot is selling this fantastic Army of Darkness-inspired T-shirt entitled “Groovy”.
The artist description teases a new game of rock, paper, scissors, in which chainsaw beats all. Here are the rules: “Okay, so rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock, and chainsaw beats everything, but if you use chainsaw on someone, he gets nubs to use in the next round, and nubs beat everything because, you know, pity.
“However, if you’re beaten by someone with nubs you get charity points, and if you save enough charity points you can buy a foundation, and if you use a foundation it means that everyone needs to donate whatever they throw down – scissors, rock, paper, chainsaw, or nubs – to your cause, which means they lose the round but get double charity points to put towards building a rival foundation, which they can use to get back their moves from rounds previous.
“Of course, nobody plays with any of these moves, though, because everyone knows that the real way to win at everything in life is with a reference to a cult classic horror comedy.“
Before Fox’s Devil’s Due opens in theaters January 17, Paramount Pictures kicks off the New Year with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones on January 3, 2014.
Written and directed by Christopher Landon, and starring Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, and Eddie J. Fernandez, Paramount international has released a new trailer for the Latino-themed haunter.
“After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.”
We now have a few hi-res images for the hotly anticipated “The Returned,” which makes its American debut on Sundance Channel starting on Thursday, October 31st at 9PM ET/PT.
“In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.”
Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, and Clotilde Hesme all star.
If you’ve been craving another zombie game, 505 Games and EKO Software have something for you. It’s called How to Survive and it sounds like it brings together the gameplay of Dead Nation with the weapon crafting of Dead Island. We’ve been given a launch trailer to celebrate the game’s release on PC, XBLA, PSN and the Wii U — watch it after the jump.
Welcome to Ghosts of Gaming Past — here we’ll be reviewing older horror games, classics and non-classics we missed when they were originally released. Have a game you’d like reviewed? Send us an email.
Written by Kevin Kennedy, @thekevmiester
It’s been 5 years since Valve released Left 4 Dead, their high octane zombie shooter which is low on story but heavy with action and a dreary atmosphere. Online shooters are a tricky beast to review after the fact; while having an online component may well keep people playing your game for slightly longer, there may come a time when it isn’t actually possible to play anymore, at least not effectively. I thought I’d dive back into Left 4 Dead and see how it holds up.
As previously mentioned, Left 4 Dead is light on story. Simply put, zombies are about and they want to smash your head in. There are 4 campaigns to survive, each consisting of 5 chapters, as yourself and three other characters (players or AI controlled) make your way across the areas. From a college student, a war veteran, a bad ass biker gang member and an unemployed office worker, the characters aren’t designed to be deep. They spit out the occasional funny line and can interact with each other, but it’s only really people that spend a lot of time with the game that will even remember or like the characters.
Upon first entering the game, everything can seem very daunting. You’ll most likely be teamed with players who know exactly what they’re doing and will run ahead, leaving you feeling rather anxious as you both try to keep up whilst learning the controls. While not a dreadful thing as it adds to the tension, the lack of any real tutorial and any real help does throw you in the deep end. While I don’t mind this too much myself, it may turn some off.
The zombies themselves may be mindless charging monsters, but they have some smarts to them. They can climb fences and jump through windows easily enough. You may see the occasional simpleton that goes the wrong way and they don’t seem too bothered by fire but there’s nothing that spoils the experience. The special zombies however have slightly sharper wits among them.
The smoker will cautiously follow you, waiting for an opening before sticking it’s tongue out. The Boomer will hide behind corners hoping to catch you unaware while the Hunter will usually just leap erratically at you until it lands a hit. The same can be said for the Tanks and Witches, which when called into action, will usually just charge head first into the action.
The real AI comes in the form of the Director, the program used to subtly change the game each time you run through. Things like enemy placements, music cues and character dialogue will change with each play-through. While the game experience will hardly change, it does keep things from getting too stale too soon and also keeps you on your toes.
There is very little horror in this game, only tension. Barely a moment goes by without at least one thing trying to kill you. After enough play-throughs you may start to feel somewhat confident and complacent, but that’s when a single slip up or a Tank will be thrown into the mixture and put you back on your toes. It’s exciting stuff!
As excellent as the game is, it is always down to the people you are playing with. You’ll occasionally run into a scumbag who deliberately shoots you five times before disconnecting, but for the most part everybody is keen to have fun. That being said, it’s hard to feel that the stats revelled at the end of each chapter only encourage people to focus more on getting kills than working together, but going off alone is usually the best way to remind people how important team work is.
If you’ve played other Valve shooters you’ll be right at home with how this controls, though the “shoot first ask later” mentality won’t serve you too well here due to friendly fire, which isn’t too much of an issue on lower difficulties, but can be game ending on higher settings. As for the controls themselves, they are as great as you would imagine though given the speed of the game and number of enemies on screen, I recommend you play with a mouse and keyboard.
When you have completed each campaign a few times and feel the challenge disappearing, there is always the option to enter Vs mode which will drop you right back off in tension alley. In this mode there are two teams of four and you take turns playing as both zombies and survivors; the survivors trying to make it to the safe house as per usual, but with player controlled zombies trying to stop them. This mode was met with some criticism upon release due to the fact that the zombies have too short a life span to actually enjoy.
While I don’t necessary disagree, I feel that some people approached the game in the mind set of charging down survivors like some brutish monster, when actually it should be played much more methodically than that. Sure you can just charge as soon as you spawn, though much more effective is to attack together from vantage points that serve your character. It can be greatly rewarding to pull off the perfect attack and watch the survivors either desperately run for cover or see their health bars slowly deplete. Conversely, escaping such an attack as survivors can be more satisfying than any moment in the single player can be.
Oh, there is also a single-player portion of the game which allies you with bots, but put quite plainly, if you don’t like playing with others, this is not the game for you. The only offline activity worth taking is the developers commentary, which I’m always appreciative of.
While all this is well and good, you all most likely read the majority of this stuff back in 2008. The major selling point though is wether or not the game is still playable. The answer to that query is yes. Well…. mostly. I’ve been checking in over the last few days and there have still been a fair few number of people still playing (667 at time of writing). Not nearly as much as there was upon release, but enough to warrant downloading it again should you fancy a game.
On the other hand, if you’re wanting to start a new campaign from scratch with three other players, you may have to set up your own lobby and wait a while. A long while. Bottom line, there are still enough people playing to warrant getting in, though it may still be best to jump in with friends you can talk to and reliably make a new game with.
While there is no real story to speak off, the atmosphere is very thick in Left 4 Dead. Gabe Newell supposably based the outbreak heavily upon the Spanish influenza in regards to how people reacted and what the government’s response to it was. The palate is decidedly grim; very little colors to be seen here, which can also be said of the zombies. You rarely see them long enough to study them, though you will notice the occasional repetitive design and fall animation but quite frankly none of it really matters. There’s enough visible feedback and detail to keep you invested and the dead have just enough life in them to register them as a threat.
If there is one usual defining feature of a Valve game, it’s the superb level design. There may be the occasional sign against a wall that outright tells you where to go, but the world feels vibrant and even open while still being very much linear. While you may walk into the occasional empty room, you will never get lost, even whilst running through the corn fields.
This is one of those games that absolutely require a good set of headphones. Not because the sound design is good, which it certainly is, but because using sound to accurately pinpoint where unseen enemies are is almost essential to playing the game. Without them, you’ll be jumping and spinning around whenever you hear any of the special zombies making their noises. The aforementioned AI Director tries to affect the mode every so often with changes in music. While somewhat effective, they act more as cues to what danger is around (you’ll come to recognise the “Tank” music very quickly).
The Final Word: Left 4 Dead holds up. The servers may not be as full as they used to be, but those who missed out before still have time to jump back in. Given Valve’s behaviour lately though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Left 4 Dead went free to play some time in the near future. I can imagine the servers being far more busy then. Regardless, still an incredibly tense, repayable, unique game that stands the test of time.
Austin, TX-based musician Lazerhawk has released what might very well be the most badass electronic album this year with Skull & Shark, a 15 track collection of 70′s and 80′s horror-inspired synth goodness. Mr. Disgusting sent me a link to the bandcamp and all I could think when putting it on was that this is something I have got to own! It reminds me at times of Argento’s films and at other points films like Nightmare On Elm St..
Head on below to stream Skull Shark and for the love of god, pick up a copy!
FX continued on its relentless pace this evening with another shock-filled episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”. As always, we’re left with a cliffhanger that should have most of you guys salivating for next week’s episode. If you can’t stand another second of waiting, here’s the promo for episode 3.04, “Fearful Pranks Ensue”, which airs Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. EST.
In it, “1961: When an African American teenager is lynched, Marie Laveau, who has no faith in the Civil Rights Movement, takes a ghastly revenge.
Today: Queenie has been horribly violated and terribly injured, and Fiona blames Marie. She won’t send Queenie to a hospital; they’ll take care of her themselves to avoid attracting attention… and the wrath of the Council of Witchcraft. But Fiona does send Marie a bloody message… one that will rattle the decades-long truce between the Salem witches and the Voodoo Queen. Meanwhile, Zoe tends to a traumatized Kyle, but when he runs away, she must find him before he can do any more harm. And Madame LaLaurie is worried, because today is Halloween – the day that fearful pranks ensue if the proper offerings are not made. As Fiona scoffs at her superstitions, an enraged Marie prepares for a terrible payback, and a humbled Madame LaLaurie finds herself indebted to Queenie. Myrtle, Quentin and Pembroke, three representatives from the Council of Witchcraft, come to pay a visit; unaware of Queenie’s condition or the violation of the truce with Marie, they come on far graver business – business that could be bad news for Fiona. Myrtle has had dire suspicions about Fiona for a very, very long time. But both Spalding and Cordelia have secrets that will impact the Council’s investigation. Elsewhere, we learn that Hank, too, has a secret. And as Halloween night falls, a terrifying army is raised, the girls go out to search for a missing friend, and Spalding hosts a ghastly tea party.”
“American Horror Story: Coven” stars Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston and Lily Rabe.
Deadline reports that Oculus filmmakers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard have sold their original pitch Peekers to Lionsgate.
“A terrified man walks into a police station to report that the residents on his entire street are missing, insisting the victims were done in by eerie, grinning doppelgängers. When the man disappears from the locked interrogation room, the young female police officer who took his statement must venture out into the rapidly vanishing community to find her son and get him to safety as the community is infested by these deadly grinning idiots.”
It’s a micro-budget horror film that they will adapt from the short story by Bram Stoker Award-winning Irish novelist Kealan Patrick Burke.
Last Vegas’ Lawrence Grey will produce through his Grey Matter Productions.
Last night I played a horror game called Bunny Man: Lost Souls. It was… strange, but not necessarily in a bad way. To celebrate that weird little game, as well as our right to wear freaky bunny faces, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Halloween Costumes to give away two Frank the Bunny masks from the amazing thriller, Donnie Darko. This may be the easiest giveaway yet — read on to find out how you can win!
If you’re interested in winning one of these unnerving Frank the Bunny masks, all you need to do is comment on the video below — on YouTube, not on this article — with your Bloody Disgusting username. As for the actual content in your comment, be creative. If you only post your username, you probably won’t win.
I’ll be picking the winners on Friday, so make sure you keep an eye on your inbox for a message from yours truly.
Remember: your comment needs to be on YouTube — you can get there via the above video or by going here. Now make me proud!
While we wish this list also included “Coven,” Cable TV Blog has compiled what they believe is the complete list of every horror movie reference in FX’s “American Horror Story” and “American Horror Story: Asylum”, from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
They ask, “Although they tamed their inspirations for Season 2–and upped the alien abductions and ax murders–do they continually pay homage where homage is due, or pilfer from horror classics for new fans who don’t know any better?”
You’ll see homage given to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, among plenty others.
“American Horror Story:Coven” continues tonight on FX. This season surrounds a coven of witches and touches on many classic films such as Wizard of OZ, Harry Potter, Serpent and the Rainbow and many more.
Also, why is this video so funny?
Sexuality and comics are good buddies. Have been for uhm…ever. Not all comics. Obviously. But a lot of them. If you don’t believe me, go look at the breasts of every female character in any given superhero comic. Actually don’t, because that’s weird.
But recently, we’ve been seeing the psychosexual genre trending upward in comics and graphic novels— “psychosexual” being the psychological issues that come with sexuality. For example, although the sexually intimate relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is merely implied, we see Quinn deal with psychosexual breakdowns on the regular.
Now for the real coup. Psychosexual Horror is really starting to find its way into comics. When you add horror to the mix, the psycho part of psychosexual changes a bit. Emotions and sensibilities change. They are emotions and sensibilities you’d have when confronted with horror. So psychosexual horror of a very interesting mix — I’ll just say it, it’s essentially getting turned on by horror.
Over the last five years, there’ve been five psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels released that I highly suggest reading. This is my list of “must read” psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels… so pay attention, you fiends.5. Black Hole by Charles Burns (Fantagraphics/Pantheon)
I’m actually cheating a bit on the timeline here because Black Hole was a series of comics that ran for nearly ten years ending in 2005. But in the last 5 years, Pantheon released a collected edition TPB of the series.
Black Hole centers around a group of Seattle teens who start contracting a new STD (which spreads like crazy because ALL THE SEX!!!). The mysterious STD begins to mutate these kids. Mutations that are very horror worthy. Like… a tail. Unsettling shit, for sure. In this particular example of psychosexual horror, the horror is a direct result of the sexuality. And the psycho comes after. It’s a phenomenal example of the genre as it can be taken literally or metaphorically. It deals with sex and its consequences, being an outsider, fear, and hatred. It’s a horror comic on a deeper level. An emotional level that is married to sexuality and loathing. Essentially, this is the body horror that Cronenberg helped to create throughout his early career.4. The Furry Trap by Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics)
This is a collection of short horror comics that are insanely sexual, in a really crazy, read at your own risk, sort of way. This is skin-crawling horror, and it IS such a horror strictly because of the use of sex in the stories.
For example, one might not think that necrophilia would find its way into a mainstream graphic novel. But it does. And it’s so extreme (as with the rest of the stories in The Furry Trap) that you quite literally have to pick your jaw up off the floor. This type of psychosexual horror is heavy on the “psycho” and “horror”, using “sexual” as a means to an end. Read it though. Seriously. Then you can send me hate mail.3. LUST by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Menton3 (44Flood)
2. Echoes by Joshua Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal (Top Cow)
Lust is the type of psychosexual horror that is just so damn beautiful. It’s…well, it’s the opposite kind than The Furry Trap (and I mean that as no insult at all). I’ve been quoted before as saying this is a big, terrifying, sexual, wonderful, beautiful, hot lusty piece of horror art. It deals with lust (obviously) but also chastity–virtues and vices. But not in an after-school special sort of way, in a horrifying way. It showcases Niles’ signature horror writing. Something no one can deny as being in the top tier of horror comic writing. But almost more importantly, it utilizes the very different strengths of both Templesmith and Menton3 to augment Niles’ horror, ultimately leaving you stunned and frozen with emotion. LUST is the literary fiction, the black tie gallery art of psychosexual horror.
This is the type of comic series that you don’t want to think of as psychosexual horror (RE: my description above “getting turned on by horror”) and I’ll concede that this is not the type of psychosexual horror that will turn you on — hopefully. But it fits the bill in almost every way.
One psychotic to another — father and son — enjoy killing young girls and making dolls of their flesh and remains (like it or not, that’s a form of sexual fetish). The sexuality here comes in hints and innuendos. And yea, it’s creepy as hell. Not the type of sexual fetish that should work for the average person. But it’s there, side by side with a horror infused storyline of murder, mental illness, distrust in others and in yourself.
Echoes is a terrifying read, it will give you ALL THE EMOTIONS. As a good psychosexual horror should.1. 5. TEOTFW by Charles Forsman (Fantagraphics)
TEOTFW utilizes simplicity and dread to overwhelm you with fear. It utilizes dark fetishes to overwhelm you with emotion. It’s a subtle yet very dark psychosexual horror that stays very true to the genre. The type that makes you wonder about your own darkest desires.
There is a lot of murder, a lot of self harm, a lot of sex, a lot of loneliness… and a lot of these four things happen on the same page. It combines to give you an eerie feeling of spaced out sexuality and lost mayhem. This dark psychosexual horror comic is so terrifying in its bold statements yet simplistic art. It will trip you out and make you question a few of your true emotions.
Marvel’s illustrated Picture of Dorian Gray and DC’s Batman: Mad Love. Both of which are way more subtle than the five comics/graphic novels listed above, but are still beautifully fantastic psychosexual horror comics.
Editorial by – Bree Ogden
Tonight we’re playing an unusual indie horror game that’s been designed for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Unfortunately, I don’t own one of those, so I had to play it the classic way. It’s still incredibly creepy, thanks in part to its unique use of sound to really deliver the suspense. Usually I like it when someone coos French nothings into my ear, but after spending some time with this game, I’m no longer into that.
Watch me get chased by a weird kid and his definitely not imaginary demon friend in my playthrough of Maere: When Lights Die.
If you’d rather play the game yourself, you can get it here.
Previously on The 13 Days of Horror…
Day 1: John Carpenter Would Approve Of This Free Halloween Game
Day 2: A Horror Game Where You’re Hunted By Robot Velociraptors
Day 3: A Pizza Delivery Gone Horribly Wrong
Day 4: Bunny Man Is Sexy Paranormal Activity
Day 6: Slender Man Returns In The Nine Pages
Earlier today I happened upon the following illustrations by Andreas Werchmeister and I knew I had to share them with you guys. While I always prefer the more threatening, cinematic versions of these iconic characters, sometimes it’s refreshing to see them disarmed and wide-eyed a bit.
Dubbed Freddy Jr, Leatherface Jr and Jason Jr by the artist, these are definitely worth a look. Make ‘em big!
Bethesda just released a small batch of concept art and screenshots from Shinji Mikami’s upcoming next-gen survival horror game, The Evil Within, which you recently voted your most anticipated horror game of 2014 by a fairly large margin. This isn’t much, but when it comes to this particular game, I’ll take what I can get. It’s not like they haven’t spoiled us already — that 12 minute-long gameplay demo was pretty great.
Enjoy some new images from a definite contender for scariest game of 2014, after the break.
The Evil Within will release across PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2014.
An entry titled “DayZ Early Access” recently popped up in the Steam Database, which could mean the long anticipated release of the DayZ standalone may not be too far away. Joystiq sought clarification on the entry, but the game’s creator Dean Hall wouldn’t confirm anything.
“All I can say is that progress has been very good, we’re a mix of nervous and excited. And as I’d stated on my twitter when I announced my break from social media/updates, we are on the final lap. Part of the final process involves the actual administration of the release, which is actually surprisingly complex and time-consuming,” Hall said.
If you aren’t excited for the DayZ standalone, here are five reasons why you should be. Hopefully we’ll be able to get our hands on this before the end of the year.
Kudos to Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest for finding this amazing video of 1973 audiences losing their sh*t after seeing William Friedkin’s The Exorcist! It’s really quite something.
One thing that really struck me about this video is the imagery of all of the lines outside those theaters. It’s easy to accept that The Exorcist was a phenomenon, but considering how different marketing and distribution were back then it’s shocking to get visual evidence of what an out-of-the-box hit it was.
Check it out here.