Decent movie-themed hotels are kinda rare. Recently my wife was looking for a cool spot to stay in San Francisco and she found this one place that has a Mrs. Doubtfire themed room, but I don’t think anything can hold a candle to Japan’s Hotel Gracery, which offers a Godzilla Room.
According to the Telegraph, the room features a massive kaiju statue of Godzilla and memorabilia from the film. The roof of the 30-story hotel will have a huge Godzilla head sticking out of its roof. If guests don’t want to dish out $334-$417 for the room, they can opt for an affordable $125 a night in a room that overlooks the lizard’s mug.
So far just these digital renderings of the room are available. I really hope there’s a painfully loud alarm clock that emits the Godzilla roar (and cable).
The hotel opens on April 24.
We here at Bloody-Disgusting have been pretty huge fans of “Roche Limit.” The first issue begins a neo-noir unlike anything in comics. It’s Blade Runner meets Ed Brubaker’s Criminal and every page oozes style. I couldn’t get enough of it, and tomorrow brings the end of the first arc. Our own Torin Chambers called the first issue astounding, saying “The Roche Limit Colony has an absolutely magnificent ‘Blade Runner’ feel about it. Even in this first issue the colony comes alive with numerous varied locals. It’s got cramped and noisy places, walls that are riddled with rivets from countless repairs and covered in a thick grime. It’s also got spacious apartments, ritzy high end clubs and notably seedy bars. The Roche Limit Colony is a character in and of itself, teeming with personality and interest.”
So it’s with the utmost happiness that we report the the second arc “Roche Limit: Clandestiny” #1 which hits in May. It’s a brand new storyline that takes place 75 years after the original arc, and I’m sure has more than it’s fair share of surprises for old and new readers, alike.
Bestselling writer Michael Moreci and artists Kyle Charles and Vic Malhotra team up with volume two of a groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy, ROCHE LIMIT: CLANDESTINY. This new series will launch from Image Comics on May 6.
In ROCHE LIMIT: CLANDESTINY #1, it’s 75 years after the events that left the Roche Limit colony in flames. When a crew of military and science personnel are sent to the forgotten and desolate planet on a mysterious expedition, they quickly learn its dark secrets—and that their mission is not what they thought it to be. With danger lurking all around, the crew members fight to find a way off the planet and resist the mysterious presence that haunts them all.
“The success of Roche Limit has been more than I could ever hope for, considering it’s a pretty out-there book,” said Moreci. “What’s exciting is this new volume pushes things further, introducing a whole new cast and story while maintaining the thematic core that readers have loved so far.”
ROCHE LIMIT: CLANDESTINY #1 hits stores on May 6. Cover A (Charles) can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150507. Cover B (Malhotra) can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150508.
Now that Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot (or whatever you wanna call it) is finally a go, any news that trickles in is going to make waves in fandom. The all female cast may have annoyed some purists, but I’m really digging all of the changes Feig’s making so far. On the most recent episode of AMC’s Talking Dead, the filmmaker revealed a surprising source of inspiration for his take on Ghostbusters:
I will say, I was very inspired by this show. What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it’s always about gauntlet run. And that’s something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead.
While it sounds like a bizarre place to draw inspiration from, I the idea of a supernatural obstacle course in the new Ghostbusters sounds wicked fun to me. I doubt the downbeat tone of the series is going to have any influence on the film, hopefully Feig wasn’t implying that, because it would suck. But injecting the series with a little more fast-paced action could be a great move and a nice way to give the film an “updated” feel. Feig’s already mentioned his film will be scarier than the originals, beefing up the action goes right along with that.
What do you guys think?
Would this movie just come out already? Last July, the first trailer for Grizzly (aka Red Machine, aka Endangered) dropped online and since then the film has been gathering dust in the U.S. Meanwhile overseas the film was released and is already slated for home video. Check the new foreign trailer below (as well as the good ol’ English one).
In the action thriller Grizzly, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife, who’s gone missing, before the bear does. As the body count mounts and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
Torche Release Teaser For Upcoming Phil Mucci-Directed “Annihilation Affair” Video: Stream New Album In Full
Stoner metal group Torche have released a teaser for their upcoming “Annihilation Affair” music video, which was directed by Phil Mucci (High On Fire, Stone Sour). The teaser shows nuclear explosions, flamethrower-wielding robots, a woman in a tube that looks like it’s right out of The Fifth Element, and a whole lot more. Basically, it’s got all the markings of yet another insane yet incredible visual experience from Mucci.
The band has also released a stream of their upcoming album Restarter, which came out today via Relapse Records.
Head below to see the video teaser as well as streaming the album.
March 4 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub #
March 6 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
March 7 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
March 8 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
March 9 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
March 10 Austin, TX Red 7
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada #
March 12 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone
March 13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
March 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
March 15 Milwaukee, WI The Cactus Club
March 16 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
March 17 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
March 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
March 20 Detroit, MI The Pike Room
March 21 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
March 22 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz
March 23 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
March 25 Boston, MA Great Scott
March 26 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
March 27 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
March 28 Richmond, VA Strange Matters #
March 29 Washington, DC DC 9 #
May 2 Leipzig, DE Taubchental
May 3 Wroclaw, PL Asymmetry Festival
May 4 Prague, CZ 007
May 5 Munich, DE Ampere
May 6 Milan, IT Lo Fi Club
May 8 Barcelona, SP Rocksound
May 9 Madrid, SP Boute Live!
May 10 Lisbon, PT Musicbox
May 11 Bilbao, SP Kafe Antzokia
May 13 Zurich, SZ Dynamo
May 14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthoff
May 15 Cologne, DE Underground
May 16 Berlin, DE Hafenklang
May 18 Nijmegen, NL Merelyn
May 19 Haarlem, NL Patronaat
May 20 Paris, FR Glazart
May 21 Antwerp, BE Kavka
May 22 London, UK Underworld *
May 23 Leeds, UK Belgrave Social Club *
May 24 Galway, IR Roisin Dubh
May 25 Cork, IR Craine Lane
May 26 Dublin, IR Grand Social
May 27 Belfast, IR The Limelight
May 28 Glasgow, UK CCA **
May 29 Manchester, UK Sound Control **
May 30 Bristol, UK Temples Festival
May 31 Nimes, FR This is Not a Love Song
June 1 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin has announced a string of live concert dates that will see them perform throughout Europe during March and April. Nearly every show offers something different, with some shows seeing a live performance of the Profondo Ross score, a date for Suspiria, one for Dawn Of The Dead, and also some live shows that do not specify what exactly will happen.
The group is also hard at work on a new album entitled Four Of A Kind, which is being funded through Pledge Music. There are 11 days left in the campaign.
The full touring schedule can be seen below.
March, 6 – ORION – Roma – Italia – PROFONDO ROSSO/DEEP RED (Live Score)
March, 18 – BABYLON – Bratislav – Slovakia – LIVE CONCERT
March, 20 – ARENA -Vienna – Austria – LIVE CONCERT
March, 22 – A38 – Budapest – Hungary – SUSPIRIA (Live Score)
April, 11 – ROADBURN c/o 013 – Tilburg – Holland – DAWN OF THE DEAD (Live Score)
April, 12 – ROADBURN c/o 013 – Tilburg – Holland – ROADBURN c/o 013 – SUSPIRIA (Live Score)
April, 17 – TEATRO DUSE – Bologna – Italia – PROFONDO ROSSO/DEEP RED (Live Score)
April, 24 – VIPER THEATRE – Firenze – Italia – LIVE CONCERT
Let’s face it, we’ve all thought at some point or another about how we could kill someone and manage to get away with it, right? The thought of taking out someone that we despise, someone who has wronged us, is actually rather normal. However, I highly recommend you not making the jump into becoming a mass murdered/serial killer.
Rather, why not take a simply quiz which asks a few short questions and then purports to be able to tell you which famous serial killer you’d most likely take after! Will you land on Ted Bundy? Perhaps Jack The Ripper!
I got Hannibal Lecter, which reads:
You are Hannibal Lecter, a highly sophisticated individual with first class taste and the will power to get whatever you want. You are hungry for life and thirsty for power, as you travel the globe seeking out your next victims. Your greatest indulgence comes in the form of cannibalism. You fall in love with people, allowing them to consume you… until you consume them. Although you are a savage criminal, you are a sensitive soul who appreciates beauty and you would share your knowledge in order to help others seek justice.
Take the test below and let us know what you got!
Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.
Check out this exclusive clip from the film that’s now on VOD platforms. Vertical Entertainment will be releasing in limited theaters February 27th.
Lluís Quílez directs.
Shockingly for some, unsurprising for others, reality TV is still going. Thankfully, it’s not all Big Brother-esque shows (since that would be aggravating to practically everyone). There are still plenty of those around, and with them come indie horror films that take the concept to a sinister level. You’d think that with the stinkers that have come and gone (Cam2Cam comes to mind for me), directors would shy away from using the concept of “watching a film where people watch other people in real-life situations”, but kudos to them that do try. Case in point: Girl House, directed by Trevor Matthews and Jon Knautz.
Saddled with mounting university tuition and the recent death of her father, Kylie (Ali Cobrin) decides to move into a house that streams live video for a voyeur website called Girlhouse. The house is home to other women who go about their day, but also partake in chat sessions and do some occasional stripteasing for viewers. One such viewer, a user known only as “Loverboy” (Slaine), takes a particularly strong interest in the girls. However, once he finds out that the girls have taken to ridiculing him off-camera, Loverboy decides to exact a deadly revenge.
What could have easily been one of those “fire-and-forget” slashers stories, Girl House surprisingly has far more than what the premise initially details. Kudos to writer Nick Gordon for giving us characters that while they do fall into the typical slasher cliches, aren’t characters you won’t give a damn about. Rather, there’s an actual emotional attachment to some characters. Their interactions with each other provides the film with far more depth than what you’d normally get with this type of slasher. Kylie’s relationship with her friend Ben, for example, not only feels natural (despite being cliched), but it also provides more insight into characters rather than being a superficial plot point thrown in to attempt “depth”.
As a rule, slasher films hinge largely on the main antagonist being memorable and creative visually and in character. That’s not a problem with Slaine, who does a pretty damn fine job as the socially-awkward yet clearly disturbed Loverboy. Slaine hits the right notes when it comes to expressions and emotions, while evoking a bit of sympathy for the sob. That is, until he puts on the mask, turning into something that looks like Michael Myers stole the Leatherface mask from The Next Generation. After that, the brutality that was under Loverboy’s awkwardness comes out to play. The fact that this guy can move makes him all the more scarier. As for the rest of the main cast, Ali Cobrin turns in a great performance as the film’s main protagonist. As hinted at previously, Cobrin is very likable and believable in her role, and the chemistry with her and Adam DiMarco as Ben adds a lot. The troupe of women in the house, such as Zuleyka Silver as former heroin addict Anna, and Alyson Bath as the irritable Devon, all put their mark on their characters, despite again being your stereotypical slasher figures.
While Girl House does sound like a fun ride, there are a few issues that remind you that this is a low-budget indie slasher. The some of the acting, namely James Thomas as Gary, the man behind Girlhouse, come off as more amateur and hammy when compared to the rest of the cast. Also, despite the addition of the digital component, the story isn’t that much different than what other slashers have done before. And I know that some people might find the film misogynistic and gratuitous (the voyeuristic aspects won’t help), but that’s kind of to be expected with a film like this. Plus, it’s counteracted with a strong female heroine and characters who aren’t walking around with “kill me” signs on their backs.
Honestly, what I initially thought was going to be another one of those throwaway cheapo slasher films actually turned out to have more to it. Boasting some strong acting from almost everyone involved, coupled with a scary antagonist and some genuinely brutal moments that gorehounds will love, Girl House is definitely one of the stronger slasher films I’ve recently seen. The fact that it’s also well-done indie film makes it more impressive. While it does tread the familiar for many fans, it’s still worthwhile to check it out.
The folks at Fright Rags continue killin’ the horror apparel game with their new Child’s Play collection, which is up now for pre-order. The collection features a number of wicked shirts and posters, as well as the limited edition box set that comes with three shirts, an 18×24 screenprinted poster, and a sticker, all in a replica Good Guys box.
Frights Rags’ limited sets typically sell out crazy fast, so don’t sleep on this or you’ll be praying to Damballa!
IFC Midnight gave Bloody an exclusive new look at Matt Wiele and Chad Archibald’s awesome-sounding sci-fi horror Ejecta, slated for VOD February 27, 2015.
In Ejecta, “reclusive UFO conspiracy theorist William Cassidy is taken prisoner by a secret government agency investigating the arrival of an alien life form. Through flashbacks they uncover the terrifying details of what happened the night the alien returned and changed everything we thought we knew about the universe.“
The film was written by Tony Burgess and stars Julian Richings, Lisa Houle (PontyPool), Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity) and a small cameo by Dee Wallace (E.T.).
Ejecta had its world premiere in August at the 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival.
Electronic group The Prodigy have released an official music video for their track “The Wild Frontier”, which comes off the upcoming album The Day Is My Enemy (pre-order here).
Directed by Mascha Halberstad and animated by Elmer Kaan, the video tackles the dynamics between the hunted and the hunter. After becoming captured by two hunters, an animal (I can’t tell if it’s a skunk or some kind of cat) watches what happens when a moose makes his presence known. Afterwards, it gives a whole new meaning to “you are what you eat”.
DC Comics have done a fantastic job with their digital first series. It may seem strange that Telltale Games The Wolf Among Us would go backwards into a comic book adaptation but trust me when I say the transition is well worth it, and ultimately adds some finer nuance to the story. So as a rabid fan of the game, I’m happy to share this exclusive preview of “Fables: The Wolf Among Us” #12.
Writers: Dave Justus & Matthew Sturges
Artist: Travis Moore
The Fables world loses a major character…or does it? The mystery gets deeper and darker than Bigby or Snow could have ever seen coming!
The chapter will be available for download on Wednesday via the DC Comics app, Readdcentertainment.com, ComiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, iBooks and iVerse ComicsPLUS
Developer Ready at Dawn’s action horror game The Order: 1886 hasn’t had a particularly smooth launch. There was criticism regarding its length before the game even released, and when it did, the reception was lukewarm at best. Despite all this, the game seems to be selling well in the UK, where it’s managed to claim the top spot.
1. The Order 1886
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
4. Far Cry 4
5. Grand theft Auto V
6. FIFA 15
7. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
8. Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D
9. Minecraft: Playstation Edition
Don’t care about numbers? Me neither. How about we forget about all that nonsense and just enjoy this The Order: 1886-themed fact-filled Fast Facts video instead.
The Twitch gaming channel Sharp3D recently launched their Girls Got Game series, in which lady gamers play video games, because I hear that’s what lady gamers do. The newly released Resident Evil HD remaster is the latest game to be featured, and the woman behind the controller is Jill Valentine herself — otherwise known as actress and model Julia Voth.
Aside from sharing her initials with Ms. Valentine, Julia also lent her face and likeness to the character for the original Resident Evil remake, which came to the GameCube in 2002.
This is the second actor this month to play through a survival horror game they starred in. A couple weeks ago, Guy Cihi, who you may recognize as the voice and likeness of James Sunderland, live-streamed his playthrough of Silent Hill 2.
Hot off the success of the CD and vinyl release of Dangerous Days, French retrosynth artist Perturbator will be releasing his previous two full length albums on physical format as well. To kick things off, a remastered stream of “Retrogenesis” from the I Am The Night album has been made available to stream and record label Blood Music states that the track has been, “…subtly remastered for CD/digital/vinyl release.”
Blood Music will be taking pre-orders for the albums this Thursday starting at 10am EST and copies are extremely limited. If you want one for yourself, be ready to take on a mob through Blood Music’s webstore.
Head below to stream “Retrogenesis”.
TheWrap is reporting that “American Horror Story” actor Ben Woolf is still in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Hollywood Thursday night.
The actor was at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place when he was struck by a vehicle’s side mirror, explained the site.
“The vehicle remained at the scene,” a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said about the driver. “It was not a hit-and-run.”
Police didn’t release any additional details about what Woolf was doing at the time of the incident or about the car’s model. The collision is still under investigation by the LAPD’s traffic division. No charges have been filed, the spokeswoman confirmed.
Fans of the FX series will remember Woolf — who was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism as a child — was an attraction in Fräulein Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities. In the show, Woolf was known for saying, “Meep!” and biting off heads of small animals.
Syfy’s “Helix” returns tonight for the sixth episode of Season 2.
The show has really amped up the gore and tension, a can be seen the following exclusive clip, as well as two others from earlier in the season.
“Helix” returns fifteen months following the demise of Arctic Biosystems when the CDC team, with the addition of biotoxicologist Kyle Sommer, responds to a potential disease outbreak on a windjammer in the Northern Pacific.
Their search for the cause of the outbreak leads the team, now lead by Peter Farragut, to an island occupied by a mysterious cult growing genetically modified crops.
Meanwhile, 40 years in the future, Julia Walker arrives at the same island searching for Alan Farragut.
Matt Long joined the cast as a series regular. Long plays Dr. Kyle Sommer, the newest member of the CDC team, a world-class toxicologist whose charm matches his sharp intellect. A preacher’s son from Texas, he is quick with a story or a joke, able to ingratiate himself into any group.
Steven Weber is new to season 2 as a recurring guest star. Weber will portray Brother Michael, the charismatic leader of the cult. Magnetic and charming, he is brilliant speaker and sermonizer, but also a first-class geneticist.
In addition to Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Neil Napier and Jordan Hayes returned.
Looking like the opening and ending to “Lost”, here’s the one-sheet for M. Night Shyamalan’s 10-episode psychological thriller “Wayward Pines”, which premieres on FOX at 9PM May 14, 2015.
“Matt Dillon (Crash) stars as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic Idaho town of Wayward Pines.”
The cast also includes Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Terrence Howard (Crash), Carla Gugino (Entourage), Shannyn Sossamon (How To Make It In America), Toby Jones (Infamous), Reed Diamond (24), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear).
The event series is based on a best-selling novel by Blake Crouch, and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan.
“Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon; Crash, City of Ghosts) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. Ethan is the logical choice for the mission. He’s one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He’s also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino; Watchmen, “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.
Everything changes when a truck slams into his car and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo; The Fighter, “Treme”) at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam may be more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes.
As the mysteries within the town pile up and clash with his own version of recent events, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones; The Girl, the Harry Potter franchise, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER (Reed Diamond; “24,” Much Ado About Nothing), Ethan forms a bond with BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis; Hysterical Blindness, Cape Fear), a bartender who doesn’t mince words and is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.
Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon; 40 Days and 40 Nights, “How to Make It in America”), a former Secret Service Agent trainee, gets a call from Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin; “Prime Suspect”). He informs her that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan; The Harvest, Charlie St. Cloud), Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan.
Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents and especially the town’s sheriff, SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard; Crash, Hustle & Flow), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf and telling him what to do. Ethan believes Pope is out of his mind and visa versa. Ethan’s continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?”
One of the best roles in James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens is Carter Burke, played by comedian Paul Reiser. What was so spectacular about the role is that he played a real asshole, someone you wanted to die badly. Could the same be in store for Louis C.K.?
Earlier this week it was announced that District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp would be getting behind the camera for the next installment of Alien. Ridley Scott will produce, and Sigourney Weaver, who starred in Blomkamp’s previous two films, has been actively talking about returning to her iconic Ripley role.
Since the announcement, Weaver stopped by the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where he asked about Alien. Here story was surprising.
“We’ve been talking about it,” Weaver said of her recent on-set conversations with Blomkamp regarding a new Alien. “He’s so talented.”
“I said this to Louis C.K. the other night, and he said ‘I wanna be in it, and I want to die in a terrible way.’ ”
Weaver’s respond? “I’m sure something can be arranged.”
I really enjoy this bater because it suggests that Weaver has her pulse on the storyline, and can easily collaborate ideas with Blomkamp. I think Weaver has a very specific vision for Ripley, and hopefully between her and Blomkamp it can become fully realized. The Xenomorph planet must be destroyed…