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[TV] Robert Kirkman Knows How “The Walking Dead” Will End…

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:08

The keys to the finale dug out of Scott Gimple.

More fun from the Saturn Awards in California as “The Walking Dead” show runner Scott Gimple – who has been a writer on the series since season two – tells Collider that comic creator Robert Kirkman (thankfully) has an ending in mind for the long running series. One of my biggest issues is that it feels like the wheels just keep spinning instead of just working towards creating a perfect story arc (much like “Preacher” did). And while Kirkman would tell Gimple the end, he would rather experience it month-to-month through the comics.

I would say ‘Yes’ [there is an end-game]. I actually don’t like spoiling myself on the comic. I read it as I go. Robert’s offered to tell me the whole thing so I get general aspects of it. I know the emotional end game of the show but there’s practical aspects, I want to keep with the comic. With these characters, you definitely have to think of the emotional endgame and that is very much a part of where I’m headed. But I want to have the flexibility to change the practicals with the comic and I don’t want Robert to spoil the whole series for me.

Gimple also talked briefly about the forthcoming AMC spinoff, although he indicates that licensing rights could cause the two series to never cross paths.

I have little to do with the spinoff… This I do know. It’s set in the world of The Walking Dead but from what I understand, it’s not like Daryl’s cousin or anything… I would never say never [to a crossover between the shows] because if I was a viewer I would say that sounds awesome. But we’re doing our own show. I also think a crossover might be tough because it would take a lot of [license] within the comic story. We’ll see. When we get to all-out war, who knows? We’ll add another faction. It’ll be the Saviors and the Hilltop and the ‘Spin-offers’.

“The Walking Dead” returns this fall on AMC.

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Major ‘Halloween’ News From ’3D’ to the ‘H6′ Producer’s Cut!

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:57

Some seriously big Halloween news was reported out of this past weekend’s Saturn Awards in California.

Collider caught up with Malek Akkad, who took over the family business and worked on the five most recent Michael Myers films.

The site covered a wide variety of topics and received very candid answers. The biggest news to break is that the upcoming Halloween box set will include the Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers!

Yes. I can announce that on the box set we will have the Producer’s Cut, finally. […] It’s been around for so many years and people have bad bootlegs, so I’m really happy that we were able to get the right elements and put it all together. And it looks – the transfers great, the sound is great. I think fans are going to be really happy with it.

He also talked a bit how they planned to continue the Thorn plot but Halloween H20 sent them down a new path.

“We did discuss continuing it and, what happened was, we were coming up to the twentieth anniversary and [The Curse of Michael Myers] wasn’t one of the bigger box office hits. So what the studio and I and my father, we got together and said, ‘Let’s do the twentieth anniversary.’ And the only way to do that properly was to get Jamie Lee [Curtis] back. So when you bring Jamie Lee back, it kind of leads to a whole different kind of storyline. It’s focused on the whole, Jamie Lee/Laurie Strode character. So, the Thorn thing faded away with that, but I think that was the right move because H20 was a great movie.”

The writer also talked a bit about Rob Zombie’s remake, and asked about a “rape scene in the hospital” that was deleted out of the final cut of the film.

“It was a bit graphic and we kind of wanted to ride that fine line that, the people that Michael kills, we want to feel for them. So, immediately, the two guys, when they’re… the rape scene. You wanted him to kill them, you start rooting for Michael to kill them. It was that fine line. We wanted it to still be scary and we wanted the kills to still be scary, not root for Michael. I think that was the thinking at the time.”

As for the now defunct Halloween 3D, which is being revived in some unknown capacity, Akkad reveals that they were two weeks away from shooting when The Weinstein Company pulled the plug!

“Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D. We were about two weeks from going down to Louisiana to shoot it and for whatever reason, the studio thought we were maybe moving a little bit too quickly. I disagree. I think we had a great script and a great team and it would have been a massive hit. But right now we’re currently working on a new script for Halloween 3, so it’s all in the works right now.”

Lastly, will the potential Halloween 3D follow the characters from the Zombie franchise?

“I can’t talk about it too much right now, but it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

You can catch the entire video interview at the above link.

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What Horror Movie Still Scares You?

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:00

The problem with watching horror movies all the time is that they lose their effect, their impact to scare. I find myself watching horror movies not for scares (though I welcome them if they come) but rather to see if they have anything original to offer the genre, what kind of FX they use (hopefully practical), how the score interacts with the scenes, etc… I go for the entire package. I go because I want to see what a group of creative people can do when they work together towards a common goal.

But even with all of that being said, there are still some horror movies that, no matter how many times I watch them, I still tremble, quake, and cover my eyes. It is these films that have stayed with me the most for years upon years (well, some of them not quite that long). It is these films that I put on when I actually want to recall what it was like when I first started watching horror and actually feeling fear and dread.

So join me below as I go through a few films that still manage to terrify me. After that, leave a comment with the films that terrify you! I want to know which films get so under your skin that you either relish or abhor watching them again!

The Shining

This movie always has and always will make me shake underneath the covers. Beautifully crafted with excellent music, killer sound design, and stellar acting, The Shining is one of those movies that makes me think, “Holy crap, this could actually happen…” And that’s why I love this movie and why it still scares me to this day, some 20 years after I first watched it.

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Proof: There’s Blood In ‘Jurassic World’!

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:14

Colin Trevorrow tweeted out a new behind-the-scenes image that proves there will be blood in Jurassic World, which voids my personal perception that this was going to be a straight-up family affair. Knowing there’s violence adds to the weight of the seriousness when said park is overrun by dinos. Color me excited.

In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley all star.

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Aubrey Plaza Gets Zombified In ‘Life After Beth’ Images!

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:51

Some girls just want to watch the world burn…

A24 just sent Bloody two brand new images to with the previously released still and posters from Jeff Baena’s Sundance horror comedy, Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.

In theaters August 15, “Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

The zombie pic had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.

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Film4 FrightFest Announces Monstrous Programme!

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:07

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride THE GUEST to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy THE SIGNAL, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (THE GREEN INFERNO), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (SHOW PIECES), Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (AMONG THE LIVING), Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA), Nacho Vigalondo (OPEN WINDOWS and EXTRATERRESTRIAL), John McNaughton (THE HARVEST), Adam Green (DIGGING UP THE MARROW), Nicolas McCarthy’ (HOME), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (LATE PHASES), Greg Mclean (WOLF CREEK 2), Eduardo Sanchez (EXISTS) and Milan Todorovic (NYMPH).

Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, including: the moving and charming LIFE AFTER BETH, the laugh-out-loud crowd-pleaser ZOMBEAVERS, Jennifer Kent’s utterly beguiling THE BABADOOK, the extraordinary German slasher THE SAMURAI, the ‘Glee’-ful STAGE FRIGHT, the Hollywood rags to witches STARRY EYES, the hugely entertaining HOUSEBOUND, the unique R100, the cult of the damned FAULTS, the Kiwi corker I SURVIVED A ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST and Jay Weisman’s sci-fi mindbender SHOCKWAVE DARKSIDE 3D.

Film4 FrightFest has always shone a spotlight on British talent and this year is no exception – sharply spearheaded by Luke Hyams’ unusual X MOOR, Phil Hawkins’ THE LAST SHOWING, featuring horror icon Robert Englund in his best starring role in years, Adam Spinks’ creature feature THE EXPEDITION, John Shackleton’s supernatural horror THE SLEEPING ROOM, Ivan Kavanagh’s sinister THE CANAL, Oliver Frampton’s urban nightmare THE FORGOTTEN, Jeremy Wooding’s wild western BLOOD MOON, Edward Boase’s spooky THE MIRROR and Simeon Halligan’s truly shocking WHITE SETTLERS.

Discovering and nurturing new talent from across the globe has always at the heart of FrightFest’s manifesto and this year’s ever-popular Discovery Strand is testament to this, boasting thirty-eight films which includes THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME, the first ever horror movie from Venezuela, Matthew, A. Brown’s startling neo-noir revenge thriller JULIA, Casey La Scala’s rapture survival THE REMAINING, Chad Archibald’s maniac-franchise-in-the-making THE DROWNSMAN, the mumblecore insidious CREEP, the intestinal gag-filled BAD MILO!, the shattering TRUTH OR DARE, the surprising ALTERGEIST, the king of the hill PRESERVATION, the bodysnatching HONEYMOON, Lowell Dean’s hilarious midnight movie WOLFCOP, the cyber chiller THE DEN, the Australian urban legend LEMON TREE PASSAGE, Ben Wagner’s intimate DEAD WITHIN, the giallo-infused ANOTHER, the inevitable WRONG TURN 6 and Ate de Jong’s psycho-sexual horror DEADLY VIRTUES.

Plus there some brilliant documentaries receiving their UK premieres: Alexandre O. Philippe’s Zombie culture reveal, DOC OF THE DEAD and Erik Sharkey’s touching portrait of Drew Struzan, DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER. There is also the World Premiere of David Gregory’s LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.The retrospective selection this year includes restored versions of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING, Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK and Giulio Paradisi’s cult exploiter THE VISITOR, each with significant talent attachment and presented by writer, critic, broadcaster Kim Newman.

Plus there is a special presentation of James Ward’s mind-bending horror-sci-fi COHERENCE by THE DUKE MITCHELL FAN CLUB @ FILM4 FRIGHTFEST in addition to their infamous, insane in-house party.

With a record number of female directors showing their work this year in both the main sections and in the short film showcases, the return of the ‘Shortcuts To Hell’ competition in association with Horror Channel and Movie Mogul, the ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone!’ entries and the usual bloody red carpet gathering of stars, directors and surprise guests, Film4FrightFest continues to be the single most important event of 2014 in the UK genre calendar.

This year’s guest list and the Short Film Showcase entries will be announced soon.

Alan Jones, Festival co-director, said today: “Everything genre-wise you’ve been hearing about – and a whole lot you haven’t yet – has been included in the programme to ensure our move to the Vue will be the most exciting and game-changing genre event of the year. Humbly, we cannot overestimate how much work has been done by Team FrightFest in planning this move in every detail to ensure your complete satisfaction with the venue arrangements, the operating duties and the comprehensive multi-levelled programming. While everything looks to be changing, nothing is fundamentally changing in terms of retaining our unique, all-inclusive atmosphere and the wellbeing of everyone who attends.”

Julia Wrigley, Head of Film4 Channel, added: “It’s fantastic to be back for our eighth year of fear as headline sponsors of Film4 FrightFest. For us, it’s still a great place to get reacquainted with favourite filmmakers and make exciting discoveries, many of which end up on the channel. We can’t wait to settle into a new venue to see what the team has in store for us, while our FrightFest fortnight on Film4 allows viewers to invite the horror and excitement into their own home.”

Festival and day passes go on sale from June 28th. Tickets for individual films are on sale from 19th. Bookmark this spot to get tickets!

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Creepy ‘The Possession of Michael King’ Image Gallery

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:47

Anchor Bay Films released this hi-res image gallery for the supernatural horror film The Possession of Michael King.

From Gold Circle Films (White Noise, The Haunting In Connecticut), it opens in limited theaters August 22 with an iTunes, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray release set for August 26.

David Jung directs the movie that “Tells of a documentary filmmaker who does not believe in God or the Devil. When his wife dies, he sets out to make his next movie on religion and spirituality, hoping to prove those things are just myth. But in allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals on him, he unleashes a horrifying force.

Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”) and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy) star.

The movie was by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella. The screenplay was written by Jung with a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian.

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Invada Records Reissues ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ Vinyl

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:17

I was lucky in that I was able to snag a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on Record Store Day this year. It’s quickly become one of my favorite records to pop on when I’m doing things around the house, like cooking or cleaning. The driving synth-heavy music is obscene amounts of fun and I can’t get sick of it!

But for those of you who weren’t able to pick up a copy, I can understand how you’d be upset and wanting to join in on the fun. Luckily, Invada Records has heard your pleas and has announced that they will be reissuing the vinyl!

Due to overwhelming public demand, we have repressed FC3 on double black 140 gram vinyl.

Please note the LP comes in the same sleeve with the VHS insert (see pic below) and download card but won’t come with the poster, which was exclusive with the pink vinyl version for RSD 2014

Pre-orders have begun here, so be sure to head over to get your copy!

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Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ Gets U.S. Remake

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 00:04

It’s surprising to me that, even through the J-horror craze, Takashi Miike’s Japanese masterpiece, Audition, has yet to be remake. Yet, here we are, and I want to take some piano wire to my neck…

Deadline reports Friday night that Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.

Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 141: Kvelertak “Blodtørst”

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:30

We’ve reached the end of yet another week and I’m feeling like I need to share a video that is bloody, fun, insane, and simply a damn good time. That’s why I’m turning to Swedish metal band Kvelertak for their track “Blodtørst”, which was directed by Torjus Førre Erfjord. The video shows vikings carousing, drinking, eating, and slaughtering pigs. Unfortunately for them, not everything goes as well as they would hope and things go VERY wrong, very quickly. Check out the video below!

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There’s a Spot Reserved on My Wall for This ‘Halloween III’ Poster

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:55

I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but this poster makes me want to endure it one more time. This beautiful thing is the latest creation from the fine folks at Cavity Colors, and boy, does it look good. It’s like it was designed with my wall in mind, almost as if it was meant to be.

If you’d like one of these for yourself, you can get it over at Cavity Colors. I also recommend giving their Facebook some love.

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[Contest] We’re Giving Away Four Copies of ‘Contagion’

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:52

Zombies suck. You let them into your home and they immediately ruin the futon you dragged from that dumpster around the corner last weekend, then they track mud all across the floor and try and eat your brains. Not the best house guests, but you know what they are good for? Target practice. In the survival horror game Contagion they make for excellent cannon fodder, but only if you shoot them in the head, because that’s the way Romero intended for us to vanquish them.

It just so happens that I have four Steam codes for Contagion that are just sitting in my inbox, waiting to be redeemed. If you’d like a chance to win one, all I’ll require from you is that you subscribe to our YouTube channel, then comment here with your YouTube name. If you’re feeling extra generous, you’ll also tell me what your zombie-slaying weapon of choice is.

I’ll be choosing the winners tomorrow night and notifying them via YouTube, so the winners can have some time this weekend to play this lovely horror game.

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Damien Born Again In ‘The Omen’ Re-Remake (Exclusive)

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:26

Back in May we reported that Lifetime was developing “Damien,” a television followup to the 1976 The Omen.

While that continues to be worked on with “The Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara, sources tell Bloody Disgusting exclusively that Twentieth Century Fox is hoping to bring Damien Thorn back to theaters. We’re told that FOX is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second The Omen remake. I guess remakes are dead and studios are officially moving onto re-remakes?

John Moore directed the 2006 remake starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Released on 06-06-06, the remake was moderately successful pulling in $120M worldwide on a $25M budget.

Richard Donner helmed the original that begins when mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador leaving him wondering if the child that he is raising is the Anti-Christ. The film starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, alongside Harvey Stephens as Damien.

Platinum Dunes will see the release of The Purge: Anarchy this summer, and has been behind a wide variety of remakes from Friday the 13th to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and even A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Did I scare you, Mommy? I didn’t mean to.

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Review: “C.O.W.L” # 2

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:22

Issue #1 established a temporal setting of 1962 and introduced to the Chicago Six, a band of former communist super-powered villains who C.O.W.L are in the process of eliminating from the city. The concern, as is more so explored in issue #2, is once the threat of evil is neutralized, will the league become obsolete?

WRITTEN BY: Kyle Higgins

ART BY: Alec Siegel

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: June 25, 2014

Reviewed by Nick Brehmer

 

 

The first thing I thought after reading the first two issues of  “C.O.W.L” was ‘The Incredibles with curse words’. Don’t take that as a dismissal — it’s terrific. C.O.W.L (the Chicago Organized Workers League) is, as issue #2’s front matter describes, “the world’s first superhero union league.” There’s a bureau, filing cabinets, and even hints of in-office romantic drama. The identities of the organization’s members seem to be known to the public to the extent where they’ve become celebrities, having costumes made by designers. They even partake in photo-shoots and magazine profiles. C.O.W.L’s mission, however, is to “stop costumed and superhero crime.” For reasons yet to be fully understood, superpowers appear to be bestowed on multitudes of citizens in varying degrees and for different reasons. Obviously, those with more dangerous powers are those who C.O.W.L hunts down first.

Issue #2 picks up after the fast-pace opening of the series, which had the agents of C.O.W.L engaged in an epic battle above the skyline of Chicago with the last member of the Chicago Six, ex-KGB Skylancer. We get a glimpse at the history of C.O.W.L and its beginnings in WWII with the now-chief Geoffrey Warner (codename The Grey Raven), Reginald Davis (codename Blaze), and the mysterious “Sparrow”, who Warner seems keen to forget. Agent John Pierce, an unpowered C.O.W.L detective, is concerned over the discovery of sensitive C.O.W.L weaponry files found in Skylancer’s lair. Tensions are heightened when playboy Tom Hayden (codename Archlight) does not share in Pierce’s worries.

Perhaps the most gripping aspect of the C.O.W.L series is the personal trials of the agents themselves. Grant Marlowe, another unpowered patrol member of C.O.W.L, experiences growing insecurity made worse by his young son’s embitterment. Working with Karl Samoski (codename Eclipse), who is proving to be quite the anti-hero (to say the least), the two agents are called to a crime scene where the perp is suspected to have increased strength and connections to the Camden Stone crime ring. The ensuing brawl leaves one of the agents in serious condition as the fabric holding C.O.W.L together frays even more.

There’s still a lot to learn about the C.O.W.L universe and its cast of characters. The darkly beautiful artwork creates a very palpable atmosphere making the beginning of this series a joy to dive into.

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Review: “Sovereign” #4

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:56

Image describes “Sovereign” as an “epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones”. While this issue certainly demonstrates a comparable level of complexity, with massive swaths of exposition and a truly dizzying cast of characters, it fails to capture its audience’s attention in the same way. The accessibility that has made George R. R. Martin’s series a massive hit is nowhere to be seen here, and the final product suffers greatly as a result.

WRITTEN BY: Chris Roberson

ART BY: Paul Maybury

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: June 25, 2014

Review By: Ooknabah

Sovereign #4 is divided into three parts, chronicling the inhabitants of a city besieged by the undead. Names are scarce, as is context, even while additional intrigues play out over the course of the story. Not much actually happens over the course of the issue, although it all portends to greater action to come. Still, as a new, lost reader, it is difficult to care.

This may all be solved when the series is collected in trade format, as the dense plotting almost demands the ability to flip back to previous scenes to figure out how all the various storylines manage to fit together. Being unfamiliar with what has come before, there is no doubt that many details are passing me by unnoticed. However, there is little to encourage one to delve into those previous issues to retrieve that much needed set up based off what is presented here.

Chris Roberson’s writing captures the voice of your typical fantasy novel, however the individual voices of the characters are almost indistinguishable from each other and the long exposition that covers the first third of the issue fails to entice. Paul Maybury’s art manages to produce a unique look which captures a wide variety of designs, with mixed success. At the more emotionally charged moments of the story it captures the emotions of the characters or the horror of the undead that threaten to overrun our protagonists.  At its worst, it comes across as rushed and amateurish.  

Dense to the point of being almost impenetrable, Sovereign #4 presents a considerable challenge to the new reader. Perhaps readers of previous issues may be hooked at this point and will see fit to continue, but newcomers will have a hard time finding reasons to do so.

Ooknabah AKA Brent Hirose is a writer, actor and gigantic nerd from Vancouver B.C. You can listen to his podcast about that at HugeNerds.Podomatic.Com or check out his many other projects at BrentHirose.com

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Trailer For ‘Mall,’ From Linkin Park’s Joseph Hahn

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:41

While the film is already out in France (check out the cover art below), we now have the official U.S. theatrical trailer for Paragon Pictures’ Mall: A Day to Kill.

The pic is Linkin Park bandmate Joseph Hahn’s feature helping debut that stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville.

It’s the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.

Paragon is planning to release Mall this fall.

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Review: “Dream Thief” Escape #1

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:39

Flashbacks from the 80s are always fun. There are Miami Vice-themed duds, movie references, and the perms. “Dream Thief: Escape” #1 branches out the mythos from the original series with a clever approach to family traditions. That plus you get to gators eat people who deserve it. This sequel is a fun second chapter of this new world.

 

WRITTEN BY: Jai Nitz

ART BY: Greg Smallwood

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 25 June 2014

Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady

 

 

Things are never as random as they seem in comic books. Sometimes, they feel so spot-on in their delivery that it feels like you’re watching a cinematic gem. Readers are in for a treat like that in this series. Creators Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood hit the ground running in this new story. Dream Thief John Lincoln isn’t the first to don the mask which takes him over to avenge wronged ghosts. That right there is a great theme for future storylines to hop onto. I always enjoy different variations of heroes and villains than we’re already used to. Readers are witness to two in this very issue. It’s a very cool way to see where the story has come from and where it can go to down the line.

The time jumps and scenery swaps are perfectly placed. There are scenes where Lincoln has to literally wake up and jump back into his life after being possessed for untold amounts of time. Artist Greg Smallwood does both the personal moments and the grimier and grittier events exceptionally. His facial expressions really capture the moments in the story successfully.

All that and a ghost who needs the Dream Thief to pull off a break-out means this story will continue to surprise me. As supernatural as this series is based in, it’s the crime and revenge side that I find most compelling. All these ghost pass on their knowledge to the Dream Thief, whether he wants it or not. This setup leaves unlimited possibilities for what’s going to happen next. That’s just the kind of story that deserves your attention, readers. Get in on this caper / paranormal series already.

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[EXCLUSIVE Preview] “The Woods” #3

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:01

BOOM! Studios has graciously provided us with an exclusive preview of James Tynion IV’s “The Woods” #3. While I found the first issue to be a little muddled in stereotypical characters, I loved the premise and tease of further cosmic horror to come. Luckily things were remedied quite quickly and the book has really taken off into it’s insane little trip. I can’t imagine where things are going but Michael Dialynas’ art has been incredibly haunting. His creature designs fill me with a certain sense of dread that isn’t about to go away any time soon.

From BOOM!:

THE WOODS #3
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artists: A: Ramón K. Pérez   B: Michael Dialynas (Incentive)
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: As the darkness of night falls, monsters begin to reveal themselves—from both outside and inside the school. Maria struggles to break free of her false imprisonment before Coach Clay succeeds in instilling martial law, and the exploratory crew finds themselves being hunted by unseen shadows.

 

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[Video Interview] Joel McHale Talks ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and How He Would Kill Me!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:00

Writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) sees his new, ambitious horror film Deliver Us From Evil hit theaters on July 2nd. When the film’s casting was announced, the presence of Joel McHale (The Informant, “Community”) wasn’t something I was expecting but he actually adds a lot to the film in a way that feels more organic than you might expect.

If you look back at my set visit, you’ll see that I was caught off guard by his take on Butler, a ripped knife wielding cop. There’s more to his character than that though. A lot of people will be surprised by just how much a lot of Deliver Us From Evil feels like a Jerry Bruckheimer film (in a good way), and McHale fits right in to the slightly malevolent buddy cop atmosphere.

Check it out below! While you’re at it you can catch up with my Olivia Munn and Edgar Ramirez interviews.

Categories: Horror News

Ventenner “Wave” Song Premiere

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with London-based industrial alt-rock/metal band Ventenner to bring you the exclusive track premiere for “Wave”, which comes from the upcoming album Distorture (out September 1st). The track hearkens back to the early 90′s industrial feel, reminding me of Nine Inch Nails, Filter, and Marilyn Manson with some elements of Gary Numan thrown in as well.

A very apt horror description of the album was released, stating:

Sitting in a dark place between a David Lynch and John Carpenter nightmare; this is an album that needs to breathe, its needs time and one that requires your fullest attention to delve into the captivating moments of calm and beauty and surrender to its shadowy presence.

Head below to listen to the track.

Ventenner online:
Official Website
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Tour dates:
6th September – London, Electrowekz
18th October – London, Electrowerkz w/ Hanzel Und Gretyl
30th November – London, O2 Academy w/ Orgy

Categories: Horror News