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‘At the Mountains of Madness’ Happening, Only It Will Be PG-13…

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 09:48

How desperate is Guillermo del Toro to being us an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness? Well, he’s willing to compromise with Universal Pictures, against his better judgement, stating that he’ll make the creature feature a PG-13 horror film.

The 3-D film originally had Tom Cruise in talks to star, but also had a ballooning budget of over $120M, which was a lot considering del Toro wanted it to be R-rated. The studio killed the movie, which resulted in us being gifted with Pacific Rim, among other great stuff like the forthcoming “The Strain.”

Del Toro now has a blooming relationship with Legendary Pictures, producers behind the project, and in an interview with the WSJ reveals that At the Mountains of Madness may be back in his cards.

I said to them, that’s the movie that I would really love to do one day, and it’s still expensive, it’s still … I think that now, with the way I’ve seen PG-13 become more and more flexible, I think I could do it PG-13 now, so I’m going to explore it with [Legendary], to be as horrifying as I can, but to not be quite as graphic. There’s basically one or two scenes in the book that people don’t remember that are pretty graphic. Namely, for example, the human autopsy that the aliens do, which is a very shocking moment. But I think I can find ways of doing it.

We’ll see. It’s certainly a possibility in the future. Legendary was very close to doing it at one point, so I know they love the screenplay. So, we’ll see. Hopefully it’ll happen. It’s certainly one of the movies I would love to do.

Madness is the deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries-and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization-is a milestone of macabre literature.

I always trust the filmmakers to do what’s right for the movie, and if he thinks he can pull it off with a PG-13, well, God bless. You can see some of del Toro’s early sketches here.

Unfortunately, it looks like this could take a back seat to Pacific Rim 2, which he briefly talks about.

I don’t want to spoil it, but I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own. They’re very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different.

You can read the entire review at the aforementioned link.

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Faith No More Debut Two Brand New Songs

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:22

At the end of May this year, alt-metal band Faith No More posted a tweet that stated, “The reunion things was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative,” strongly hinting that the group was gearing up for a new album or, at the very least, some new music.

Well, it looks like they’ve made good on that promise as they premiered two brand new songs at London’s Hyde Park earlier tonight! Fan-shot footage of the songs (well, half of the second song) can be seen below. This is the first new material since 1997′s Album Of The Year.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 142: ††† “Bitches Brew”

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:30

My vinyl kick is only getting worse as each day passes. I recently went to Chicago and, for the paltry price of $27, I came home with 14 records (I love used record stores). However, one of the more recent releases I picked up that I have trouble taking off my turntable is †††‘s fantastic self-titled debut album. And because of my love of that album I want to make this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week their video for “Bitches Brew”!

The video is a static-y phantasmagoria, reminding of films like The Shining and Suspiria. Check it out below and make sure to leave your recommendations for next week’s video!

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Geoff Barrow Of Portishead And Ben Salisbury Will Score Alex Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:18

Portishead multi-instrumentalist/founder Geoff Barrow will once again team up with composer Ben Salisbury to score the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ex-Machina, which is written and directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later). The film is expected to appear at festivals this summer and then be released early next year.

The IMDb synopsis reads:

Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Salisbury and Barrow worked together previously on Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One, which was originally meant to be the score to the 2012 film starring Karl Urban (you can read more about it here).

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Man Gets Brain Bleed From Headbanging: Doctor Says Fans Should “Rock On”

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 16:08

A 50-year old man recently went to doctors at the Hannover Medical School in Germany after complaining about constant headaches that seemed to only get worse as time went on. With no history of head injuries or drug problems, doctors asked the man what else could have possibly led to any head trauma. The answer? The man had taken his son to a Motorhead concert the month before and had been headbanging like a freaking maniac. Before I continue, you rock on metal dad!

In a study that was published, doctors found a brain bleed and had to drill a small hole into the man’s head to drain it of the blood. The result? The headaches have since stopped.

Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian stated that with headbanging the, “…risk of injury is very, very low.

The study writes that this case:

…serves as evidence in support of Motörhead’s reputation as one of the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth, if nothing else because of their contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury.

Islamian also stated, “Rock ‘n’ roll will never die. Heavy metal fans should rock on.

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Tony Iommi Strongly Hints That Black Sabbath Isn’t Over Yet

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:34

In a Facebook post yesterday, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has strongly hinted that the band would not be hanging up their boots after their current tour finishes, instead saying, “…we’ll see you on the next tour.

Iommi has been struggling with health issues for the past few years has been understandably hesitant to commit fully to any Sabbath plans, so this statement is especially surprising and welcomed! You can watch the video below.

The full video transcript reads:

Hello everybody. I wanna thank you for all your messages on Facebook. It’s been great. We’ve had a laugh, and some of them have been really great and very supportive. Thanks so much. I am at home at the moment, about to leave for Hyde Park, which we’ll play tomorrow, and I’m really looking forward to that. The tour has been marvelous; we’ve had a great year, and you couldn’t wish for better. It’s been phenomenal ,and you’ve been phenomenal. And thanks for coming to the shows and being supportive. Thank you very much and we’ll see you on the next tour. Thank you very much. Bye.

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Corey Taylor Says New Slipknot Album Is ’98% Done’

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:20

Iowa metal band Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has stated in a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie that the new album is “…98 percent done.” This new album follows 2008′s All Hope Is Gone, which was the last album to feature bassist Paul Gray before his passing in 2010 as well as Joey Jordison, who left the band in December of 2010.

Taylor continues by saying:

I’m in the process of heading to the studio to give a listen, see if there’s anything we need to touch up. But yeah, it is very close. The next step is the mix, and we’re going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon. Big things to hear, soon. That’s really all I can say about it. I know we’re anything, if not diligent to our plan. The plan is to just slowly but surely get people to lose their minds for the next couple of months with just little stuff here and there leaked.

You can read the full interview via Loudwire.

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Mike Huddleston Talks Adapting “The Strain”

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:37

“The Strain” should require no introduction. It’s a chilling contemporary horror story that sees the ancient mythology of the Vampire combined with the modern paranoia of viral outbreak. Together these things culminate into one of the most harrowing and bleak horror stories of our current generation. You may know it as a novel, a comic, or the forthcoming TV Show from FX. Recently I sat down with the artist of the Dark Horse Comic series to talk about why these three are not so different, and how the adaptation of “The Strain” is as unique as the series itself.

Hell, we just ran an article called “The Strain is a Perfect Modern Horror Comic.”

So get in before FX launches the show in a little over a week, and next week find the collected hardcover of the first story from Dark Horse. There is no better time to be a fan of Guillermo del Toro, and horror comics. Check out a fascinating about adaptation after the jump!

Bloody-Disgusting: How closely did you work with the books in designing the looks of the characters and creatures in The Strain?

Mike Huddleston: At the very beginning Dark Horse sent me the novels. I read a little of the first one and stopped reading. I worked with Guillermo pretty directly in the designing of everything. Everything, the vampires, the master’s coffin was the result of a direct back and forth between him and I. We would cast the comic by sending images back and forth of actors. I’m actually not that familiar with some of the details of the book because I worked so closely with Guillermo and David’s scripts.

It’s really surprised me how much del Toro has been personally involved in the project. When I signed on, I was excited about the story, but I didn’t really expect that he was going to be directing so much of everything. To the point that even my pencils and inks were approved by him, this is his vision all the way through.

These tongues are one of the many reasons “The Strain” is so horrifying. More from Mike about that later.

BD: I was reading up about your relationship, and I found it interesting that during the preliminary preparation for the book Guillermo was so in love with one of your design choices that he ended up working it into the third novel “The Night Eternal.”

MH:  I was really flattered about that. It doesn’t surprise me much because with every sketch that I did he was feeding me ideas all the way through. We’d have this back and forth. He was especially involved in the design of The Master. I would draw, he would draw on the drawing, and we’d keep sending them back.

BD: What intrigued you most about “The Strain?”

MH: Knowing that it was a Guillermo horror project meant it was going to be something really special. I knew there was going to be extra levels of mythology and strangeness to it. So I was excited to play around in that universe.

Once I saw the scope of it, this planet wide invasion, and now that we’re working on the third novel, the history and mythology is really exciting. This project is gigantic. I’m really curious to see how the show is going to handle immensity of this project on FX.

BD:  How involved were you with the show?

MH: Directly, not much. Although there are a lot of shots that are seemingly lifted right from the comic. Design wise, there is a lot of my work. The Master’s coffin looks almost identical to what Guillermo art directed me to do. He serves as art director on the show. So the things we designed have fed back into the visuals for the show.

Guillermo’s mix of science and mysticism is really going to make the show something different. Going back to Cronos, if he can mix gears into horror then he’s tapped into a new way of thinking about old ideas.

The Master’s Coffin from the show, clearly inspired by Mike’s work.


BD: New York is essentially the most important character in The Strain, how well do you know the city?

MH: I’ve been there for business and spent a lot of time there. I’m by no means the expert on the city at all. When I was first drawing the book I was living in Paris. I didn’t really have any first hand experience to draw off. But that’s where Google Street View can save you as a comic book artist. When David would call out specific neighborhoods, parks, or buildings I could get that visual and place it inside the comic. It’s been challenging. It’s not like drawing Batman or Superman where you’re just making up anything that you want.

When Guillermo is calling out specific buildings in New York, it has to be that building. I’ve been using google a lot to make up for the fact that I’m not there.

BD: Many of the moments of pure terror in The Strain don’t come from the vampires themselves, but rather the moments where people are trying to figure out what the hell is going on. How did you make these moments just as “dreadful” as the creatures themselves?

MH: The scripts David’s giving me have the worst moments of horror in the human characters. There is a part in one of the scripts where our character is in the sewer deciding to kill their own mother. Reading that script was one of the most tense moments for me in the entire project and it was a purely human moment. I think those are much easier to be horrific because we understand them and they are relatable. As soon as you introduce vampire invasion and tentacles we stop having an immediate connection.

The scripts are really setting me up. I don’t really have to do that much other than draw it well and stage it dramatically. The emotion is already there.

BD: Doing a vampire book means thriving in darkness with heavy inking and black gutters. How did your style evolve as you became more comfortable in the world of The Strain?

MH: I did a book about ten years ago called “The Coffin” which is actually the book that started my relationship with Guillermo. That was a dark horror style that del Toro wanted. At the beginning of the book, I was so aware I was working on someone else’s project. I didn’t know how much of my own personal style I could inject into it. I played it a little safe. As time has gone on, any time I’ve stretched they’ve been super excited with what I’m doing. Now working on “The Night Eternal” I feel like it’s my project. Almost my creator owned book. Things have gotten much darker and much scarier. I’m more excited for this book than any of the others so far.

The Night Eternal hits August 20!


BD: What else can you tell us about “The Night Eternal?”

MH: You get a lot more of the backstory. In terms of where this plague started. This is real ancient history for The Master, and the vampires within the first couple of issues. I’ve been drawing ancient Native Americans, Intuits, Byzantine Empire Romans, and just all sorts of things all over the place.

That’s all I really know. I’m reading these books as I draw them. I’m about four or five issues in, and that’s all I’ve seen so far. We’re really diving into depths of the mythology. The vampire apocalypse has happened. We’re just now seeing our characters surviving where they didn’t stop things. It’s really a dark world.

BD: One of the biggest things I’ve noticed with your and David’s work on The Strain, is that hope isn’t really a concern. What was exciting about eliminating the hope of making things better from the story?

MH: I’m curious to see how this story ends. I don’t know how it ends. It gets really bleak by the third book. Our characters are still there and still fighting, so the fact that they’re still working, you feel like there has to be some sort of hope somewhere. But the odds are really against them.

BD: The process of The Strain’s adaptation is unique and awesome. Are you excited to see scenes you worked so closely on come to life?

MH: I don’t know how many times this has happened. Guillermo is so involved with all versions of The Strain. People always ask me how close the show will be to the comic, and the answer is they’re the same. David and I were just doing the show before the show. Guillermo is so involved in every version of this story. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the same person adapt material all the way through each process this is incredibly unique.

In the past when I’ve talked to Guillermo he was really open to bringing me into doing concept design on the show. With me handling art of the comic, and I’m already five hundred pages in with another some two hundred pages to go. They’d have to pull me off the comic to put me on the show. I’m happy to be doing to the book. I’m making my version of what I want it to be. I’m free of producers or anyone else other than del Toro to satisfy. I’m looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the show.

BD: The process of adaptation usually comes with certain constraints, but with The Strain it seems you were given blank cheque. How did that influence your storytelling?

MH: I think that’s why I held back at the beginning. I was feeling out where the limits were. Then I discovered there really weren’t many. There where things we pitched to Dark Horse that we felt needed to be slightly adjusted.  Then other things about character designs that I brought to the table. Guillermo is the type of guy that if a good idea comes to him from somewhere he’s willing to run with it. So I feel really fortunate.

BD: What’s your favorite type of horror?

MH: This is going to sound like I’m kissing ass here, but it’s what Guillermo’s doing in something like Pan’s Labyrinthwhere it’s not just straightforward. I’m sure some people wouldn’t call it horror, but there are lots of terrible things that force emotional growth in characters. The mythological elements of horror are really compelling to me.

Horror really scares me. I listening to this old podcast about shadow people the other night and I had to sleep on my couch. I can’t handle it. I don’t watch a lot of it. I know that’s weird. Luckily a lot of people have reacted to The Strain and called it a scary experience. They think the book is disturbing. I must be getting something right.

BD: The vampires of The Strain are completely new, they even have this disgusting new appendage they use to drain their prey, how did you approach this lashing tongue and how did you try to innovate with this strange biology?

MH: The concept itself is entirely Guillermo’s. Having monsters with things coming out of their mouths is a real theme for him. There was some effort with this tongue. I had to think about at the beginning of how I used it. Once you start thinking about it as this darting tentacle that’s striking into people it starts opening up how you think about it. You try to use it compositionally. It’s a lot like someone swinging a sword, it’s already dynamic as long as it’s staged in a good way. It was about getting the best shots I can and making it gruesome as possible.

There is a scene in “The Night Eternal” where we see a proto-tongue coming out of one of the first people affected by this vampire plague and it was one of the only moments where Guillermo pulled me back. I went too far and I got too disturbing. So in the next book you get to see the development of that tongue.


When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Collects issues #1-#11.

The hardcover hits July 9th. The series starts July 13. Get in before it infects everyone around you.

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[EXCLUSIVE Preview] The Empty Man #2

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:52

Cullen Bunn is no stranger to horror. He’s firmly cemented himself as someone who can tackle tragic characters and seems firmly cemented in the world of darkness. It should come as no surprise that his new series from BOOM! “The Empty Man” served up a spine tingling first issue that captivated audiences. So much so that our own Jorge Solis called it “a fast-paced thriller… that leaves you with an unsettling presence in your mind after you’ve finished reading.”

So we here at Bloody-Disgusting are happy to show off an exclusive preview of #2. Right here, right now. You won’t find these goods anywhere else. So check out how Bunn deals with the incredible plot twist that ended the debut issue!

From BOOM!

Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Ray
Cover Artists: Vanesa R. Del Ray
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: Agents Langford and Jensen have uncovered a hidden Witness Cult in the middle of American suburbia they suspect is behind the kidnappings plaguing the country, but will they catch up to Markoff and Patient Zero before the Empty Man virus strikes again?


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Extremely Talented Cosplayer Brings an Ash Ghoul to Life

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00

It’s a shameful thing to admit, but I’ve never played The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. I didn’t get into the Elder Scrolls until Skyrim came and Fus Ro Dah’d my face off with its dragons, beautiful world, dragons, refined combat, and motherf**king dragons. I even tried Oblivion — twice — and both times it failed to keep my interest. But Skyrim? I spent 200+ hours in it.

The Ash Ghoul is a creature found in Morrowind, though with a face like that, it would also fit nicely in a horror game. The individual who’s doing a wonderful job at bringing it to life is a Russian cosplayer named Isugi. Enjoy!

For more of Isugi’s work, check out his gallery.

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Dead Girlfriend’s Facebook Messages Are Nightmare Fuel

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:05

Buckle up, because we’re about to go on a journey. If you’ve perused Reddit over the last 48 hours, you may have already stumbled upon this intensely unnerving story from a man named Nathan, whose girlfriend, Emily, was killed in a car crash two years ago. For most of us, death is the end of our time here on this wonderful planet, but for some reason, Emily seems to have gotten caught in Facebook limbo. In related news, if Facebook limbo is a thing, it’s officially the worst way to spend an afterlife.

Obviously, it should go without saying that this could, and very likely is, a story that’s been fabricated to freak people out. If that’s the case, Nathan’s done a wonderful job in crafting a thoroughly unsettling story that makes me glad I no longer use the popular social media site.

Nathan’s story was posted on No Sleep, a corner of Reddit that’s been carved out for those who wish to share their “true” ghost stories that aim to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and send shivers down your spine.

Two days ago, Nathan posted his story on Reddit. It’s since blown up, gathering an impressive 3,847 upvotes as of the time of this writing. The whole thing started on September 4, 2013, when Emily returned to Facebook.

It’s worth mentioning that, according to Nathan, only he and Emily’s mom share admin privileges of Emily’s Facebook account. They decided not to memorialize the page, because it “felt too final.” I can certainly understand that.

Nathan soon realized that the messages Emily was posting were sourced from old chats the two of them had shared back before the accident that claimed her life.

Then, this past February, things got really creepy. Emily had started tagging herself in photos.

That’s just not right. If this is real, then, damn. But if someone is messing with Nathan, than I’m pretty sure that individual has no soul.

This kept going on, with Emily randomly tagging herself in photos and posting messages comprised of words she had typed when she was among the living, until on May 8, when Emily used her first original word. FRE EZIN G.

In his post, Nathan says this is the message that turned his growing anger and frustration toward a person he assumed was trying to mess with him into terror. He was no longer able to sleep, and when he did, he was plagued by nightmares in which Emily is trapped in an “ice cold car, frozen blue and grey, and I’m standing outside in the warmth screaming at her to open the door. She doesn’t even realise I’m there. Sometimes her legs are outside with me.”

Part of me believes — even hopes — that this a story Nathan made up to get his 15 seconds of Internet fame, because if that’s not the case, then this is one of the most eerie stories I’ve ever heard. No one should have to go through the pain that comes from losing a partner, but to endure something like this, only a few years later, when the wounds are probably only just beginning to scab over? That’s not right.

The story goes on. Nathan ended up memorializing Emily’s page, and that actually stopped her messages until July 1, the day before he took to Reddit to share his story. What do you think of all this?

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Royal Blood Release New Single “Figure It Out”

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:00

UK rock duo Royal Blood have released a new single entitled “Figure It Out”, which comes from their upcoming self-titled debut full length album (out August 25th). You can listen to the track below.

The band has upcoming US dates opening for The Pixies and Arctic Monkeys. Their raw blues-tinged heavy rock style combined with the fact that it’s just a drummer and bassist make them a band that I’m keeping a close eye on. I expect great things from them this year!

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May 2015 Set to Take ‘Insidious Chapter 3′ Into the Further!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:59

A release date for one of the hottest horror franchises has been (sort of) established. According to Box Office Mojo, Insidious Chapter 3 is slated for 5/29/2015. Prepare your diapers!

Co-creator Leigh Whannell is set to direct the third Insidious film, but fans probably know him best as “Specs,” one of the paranormal investigators who’s dared to venture into the Further. Yeah, the third installment is going meta.

The third film is bringing back Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier as well as Tucker and Whannell’s character.

There’s no denying James Wan’s impact on the horror genre recently. I’m an unapologetic fan of the franchise, what say you, viewers?!

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WB Drops a Huge Schedule for SDCC14!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:36

WBTV is throwing down the gauntlet for SDCC events for 2014. They’ve released their full schedule, which boasts some new horror shows and old favorites:

It wouldn’t be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTV) at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2014 with 15 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Plus, for the first-time ever, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are joining forces for an epic special Saturday night event on July 26, as previously announced, featuring superheroes, super-villains, screenings and special appearances, including the world premiere of “Gotham.”

Participating in all the action are Comic-Con favorites and new additions including “The Following’s” Kevin Bacon; “The Vampire Diaries’” Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; “The Flash’s” Grant Gustin; “Constantine’s” Matt Ryan and Harold Perrineau; “The Originals’” Joseph Morgan; “Children’s Hospital’s” Rob Corddry; “Mike Tyson Mysteries’” Mike Tyson; and cast members from “Gotham” — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Greg Plageman (“Person of Interest”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Jason Rothenberg (“The 100:), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“iZombie,” “Veronica Mars”), Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

Comic-Con essentials “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Children’s Hospital,” “The Following,” “The 100,” “The Originals,” “Person of Interest,” “Supernatural,” “Teen Titans Go!” and “The Vampire Diaries” are all back in San Diego along with world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series “The Flash,” “Constantine” and “iZombie” on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!” The Studio’s 2,400-square-foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor

For more information about WBTV activities at San Diego Comic-Con, follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit


6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZombie. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20

The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero drama based upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

iZombie: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZombie is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.

Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

6:00–7:00 p.m. — Children’s Hospital (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Room 25ABC

10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (Mondays 8/7c CBS, season premiere September 22; Thursdays 8/7c CBS beginning October 30): Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — iZOMBIE (Midseason on The CW): iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF

2:30–3:15 p.m. — Mike Tyson Mysteries (Premiering this fall, Adult Swim): In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Indigo Ballroom

3:15–4:15 p.m. — The 100 (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW, season premiere October 22): After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Room 6BCF

4:15–5:15 p.m. — The Originals (Mondays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 6): Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 8): Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (Fridays 10/9c NBC, series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

6:15–7:00 p.m. — Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS, season premiere September 23): The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Room 6BCF

8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers: For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night. Hall H

10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW, Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (Midseason on FOX): Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network): Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Room 6BCF

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Are Now Going To Be Your Nighttime Lullaby

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:00

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has announced that they will be releasing an album of lullaby versions of songs by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, which will feature 13 tracks. Songs on the album include “Red Right Hand” (which has appeared in every Scream film), “Where The Wild Roses Grow”, and many more. Below is their cover of “Into My Arms”.

Pre-order the album via iTunes.

Track list:
1. O Children
2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
3. Into My Arms
4. We No Who U R
5. Red Right Hand
6. Push the Sky Away
7. The Ship Song
8. Where the Wild Roses Grow
9. Straight To You
10. The Mercy Seat
11. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
12. The Weeping Song
13. Nobody’s Baby Now

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[Preview] “Enormous” #2

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:49

“Enormous” #1 only launched today, but man oh man it was a helluva first issue that shows the massive scope of the world Tim Daniel and Medhi Cheggour have been building for years. After talking to Daniel I couldn’t be more excited for people to get their hands on the rest of the issues. He’s a super chill dude who’s just grown tired with all these apocalypse stories. I’m sure you’ve seen the type, all hope is lost and everything is fucked. And I’m sure “Enormous” may appear that way at first glance, but as the story comes together, it’s clear that this is about evolution more than extinction.

So it’s with great pleasure that I share this exclusive preview of issue two.

Enormous #2 – “It’s the Little Things”
The major cities of North America are under siege by massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. In their wake lies a path of death and destruction. In Phoenix, AZ, Ellen Grace struggles with the loss of her mother while Joanne Coyle discovers a bright secret in a dark bunker.
July – $3.99 – 24 pgs. 215 Ink
Writer: Tim Daniel
Artist: Mehdi Cheggour
Letterer: Matthew Meylikhov


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Review: “Robocop Versus The Terminator” HC

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:19

Killer robots from the future fighting cyborg cops from the not-too-distant future? “Robocop versus The Terminator” HC sounds like a sure-fire summer blockbuster, doesn’t it? Frank Miller and Walter Simonson. Another all-star team I had no idea ever worked together until now. I’ve no doubt this could be gigantic action fest like in The Expendables if Hollywood could get this organized. In the meantime, readers are in for a perfect summer treat in this collection from 1992.

WRITTEN BY: Frank Miller ART BY: Walter Simonson PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics PRICE: $24.99 RELEASE: 2 July 2014 Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady


If you know the names Frank Miller and Walter Simonson at all, you know their indelible marks they’ve made on comics themselves. Both made magical runs of lesser-known Marvel titles Daredevil and Thor in the 1980s. Both helped change how the world sees North American comics forever. How they both ended up making a book like Robocop versus The Terminator blows my mind. I was aware that Miller had written Robocop movie scripts in the past. I had no idea both creators together could make anything, no matter how cheesy it may sound, truly original and entertaining.

The time-travelling death machines John Connor tried to warn us about got creative with their missions in this story. In order to protect their own history, Terminators are sent back to ensure Alex Murphy, aka Robocop, stays alive long enough to give Skynet awareness. Wowzers. Now I have to read it to see how they pull this off. What a terrific set-up to make these two worlds interconnected.

Not only does Miller’s storyline make sense and fit into both series, it’s the artwork by Simonson that truly brings it all to glorious artificial life. His art with Letter John Workman’s sound effects just make the entire story a real fun page-turner. Simonson’s paneling and detail always are eye-catching. Seeing him create something new from two storied franchises here is actually amazing to behold. He really knows how make explosions and death-dealing robots exciting again.

If you are a music fan, discovering a book like Robocop versus The Terminator HC would be like finding out two of your favorite bands made a kick-ass record together you never heard about way back when. Add to the mix two more iconic music producers (analogy ongoing) creators in Frank Miller and Walter Simonson. This is what you could call a no-brainer if you’re a fan of even only ONE of these four icons. You literally cannot lose by reading this book. It’s perfect for a summer road trip or any other time you want to see a genuinely amazing epic this season. I honestly had no idea what to expect when I opened this book up. I am so glad I discovered this hidden gem and you will be too.


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Review: “The Victories” #13

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:02

The end is nigh. All the places are set. Everything is in order. Time to destroy everything and enjoy the carnage, twists and glorious mayhem to behold in “The Victories” #13. This is one creator-owned series where nothing is sacred and everything and anything is possible.

WRITTEN BY: Michael Avon Oeming ART BY: Michael Avon Oeming PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE: July 2, 2014 Reviewed by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady 

The Victories, the champions of this carefully choreographed and ravaged world, are barely still making any difference. Monsters have been unleashed in order to distract them from the behind-the-scenes Advisors true intentions. Mastermind / Creator Michael Avon Oeming has truly been working inspired throughout this series.

To read this issue is to see Oeming’s creativity completely unleashed. The scenes with the monsters are truly engrossing. Everything you would expect to be clichéd is totally new all over again. Secret societies, monsters destroying cities, twisted family trees, betrayals and double-crosses during a crisis. It’s all in here with spectacular and original new looks.

I’m struggling to find another series where so much happens that on the surface feels repetitive. It’s when you look just a little underneath it that you can appreciate how much thought Oeming has put into this creation. It’s not every day creators can literally destroy everything they’ve built up. It’s a daring decision to bring the house down as this terrific series comes to a close. With only two issues until the end, I cringe to see who or what will be left unscathed. I’m guessing not much will be left unanswered. I expect this finale to be a truly memorable one to a truly unprecedented series.

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[Album Review] Sukekiyo ‘Immortalis’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:00

Vocalist Kyo from Japanese alt metal band Dir En Grey is, I argue, easily one of the most diverse, talented, and varied singers in music today. His incredible range and ability to go from demonic death growls to soaring falsettos, with everything in between, calls to mind the work and talent of Mike Patton. With a new Dir En Grey album coming later this year, fans of the group are chomping at the bits, eagerly awaiting new material.

However, the wait is not an empty one. Kyo has been hard at work with a side project by the name of Sukekiyo that has recently released their debut album Immortalis, which features 16 tracks over 72 minutes that are wildly inventive and hugely entertaining. Read on for my thoughts on this album!

Starting with “Elisabeth Addict”, the album opens with reverbed pianos that sound like they’re calling from beyond some veiled otherworld. It quickly becomes something more exciting and unexpected, which makes it very clear that the whole album is a journey with strange twists and turns, ensuring that the listener never knows what’s coming next. For instance, the next track “Destrudo” is a mysterious, eerie, beautiful instrumental track, calling to mind images of watching fog roll through a dreamlike forest.

Further on in the album, “Hidden One” is a heavy rock track with an almost anthemic chorus, one that will be sure to get a lot of people singing along during live shows. Their single “Aftermath” mixes elements of jazz with alt-rock to create something that wouldn’t sound out of place on a A Perfect Circle album while the industrial/electonic metal “Vandal” has near carnival-esque moments that sound like something you’d hear from Mr. Bungle. The closing track “In All Weathers” feels like it’s heavily influenced by Akira Yamaoka, shrouding the music in mystique.

My only complaint with the album is that there are so many tracks to digest that it feels like it’s too much at times. When I eat a meal, I’ll sometimes continue eating after I’m full because I’m eating for flavor (who hasn’t done this?). However, there comes a point where the flavor isn’t enough to trick my stomach from being way too full. It’s the same with having too much music. My brain kept doing alright for a while but at a point I simply needed a break because I was becoming overwhelmed.

The Final Word: As mysterious as it is haunting, Immortalis is an engaging debut album from Sukekiyo. Combining heaviness with melodies, swaying from ugly to beautiful, the band sounds like they reside within the heart of Silent Hill. This should be on everyone’s “Must Hear” list of 2014.

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5 Skull Review: “Robocop” #1

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:46

Directly following the events of the original 1987 film, “Robocop” #1 is the kind of book you read with your jaw firmly planted on the floor.  This book is fucking rad, there’s really no other way to say it.  If you’re the kind of twisted son-of-a-bitch that enjoys triple digit body counts, snorting cocaine off your glock, and people getting their faces punched off, then stop reading this review and go get this comic immediately.

WRITTEN BY: Joshua Williamson ART BY: Carlos Magno PUBLISHER: BOOM! PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE: July 2, 2014 Reviewed by Epic Switzer


Williamson and Magno make it very clear that this is a continuation of the original Robocop, twice referencing events from that film.  They do this so that you know what to expect: ultra-violent, hyper-masculine action porn with an 80s soundtrack.  The book is a hailfire of bullets from beginning to end.  Literally, a number of panels depict an ever increasing number of bullets ripping through the air and landing in a crack-heads temple.  “Robocop #1” delivers.

Williamson does a great job balancing the world for new readers.  Whether you are familiar with the characters or not, this book is easy to pick up and run with.  The scripting is tight and doesn’t betray the quick action on the page.  Williamson doesn’t mince words and he isn’t afraid show bad guys being bad.  The new antagonist fits right in with the tone and tempo of the book and, like any good villain, is already poised to be the most interesting character.

If Carlos Magno was asked to draw an 80s action movie, then he absolutely nailed it.  His panel work is kinetic and exquisite and his characters are rich with expression.  There is a frame in particular that I can’t wait for everyone to see, and If I ever have the pleasure of meeting the man he’s going to have to draw Robocop punching me in the face.

There’s just so much to love here.  The 80s was the greatest decade for iconic characters and Robocop was one of my earliest childhood obsession.  This book is the real deal.  If you just can’t get enough of Robocop taking out the trash, this book is doing him justice.  Buy one for yourself and one for a friend.  They’ll thank you and then everyone will forget about that boring remake.

Epic Switzer AKA Eric is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at


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