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We’re Giving Away the Coolest ‘Resident Evil’ Poster Ever

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:00

If you haven’t heard, this week is unlike any before it. That’s because it’s Resident Evil Week. That means you can look forward to five straight days of what I’d refer to as a Resident Evil extravaganza, as we carve a week out of what’s been a glorious year for horror games to celebrate the most influential horror game franchise of all time.

We gamers celebrate our favorite video games in a number of different ways that share one thing in common: they all involve a massive amount of passion. The cosplayer honors their favorite game by bringing its characters to life, the fanboy spends his or her nights trolling Internet forums aggressively defending their favorite game, the otaku spends countless hours learning every little detail they can, and so on.

There’s a myriad ways to honor the things you love, but to me, few are as personal as using what you love as inspiration to create art.

Remember that spectacular fan-made Resident Evil poster we took turns ogling back in June? It was the work of Marinko Milosevski, an artist, student and gamer based in Detroit. Because Milosevski is a generous man, he didn’t hesitate when I asked if he’d be willing to donate some of his prints to make our week-long Resident Evil celebration even better.

I have fifteen 18×24″ prints to give away, and while I’ve been struggling with the urge to flee the country with them, I’m proud to say that I haven’t. At least not yet.

Before we get into the rules, take a look at this gorgeous thing.

Already picked out a spot on your wall? Good, I like the way you do things. Here’s what you need to do for a chance to take one home:

TO ENTER: Put Resident Evil Week in the subject line and then send YOUR FULL NAME and ADDRESS to Winners will be chosen at random. No PO Boxes. US entries only.

I suppose the only thing that’s left to say is good luck!

When Milosevski isn’t being accosted online by strangers for free stuff, he can be found using his artistic powers for good. This poster is only a small sampling of his work — the rest, including more video game-related work, can be found on his website.

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Is the PG-13 Rating Ruining Movies?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:43

The below video takes an in depth look at the MPAA’s PG-13 rating.

From its inception to modern interpretations, the video explores the history of the rating and breaks down why it may be ruining movies. The best part is when they talk about studios tricking audiences with graphic imagery that never ended up in the movie (remember Stay Alive or Cursed?). A lot of people are also unaware that R-rated films aren’t allowed the same kind of advertising freedom as the other ratings, which forces studios to aim for PG-13 in order to get better ad slots.

This all harks back to Poltergeist‘s PG rating, which is still shocking to me.

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These Nightmare Photos From The 20′s Are Terrifying

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:00

Sometimes the tales that we put in the heads of children to make them behave end up being the stuff of their worst nightmares. Take, for example, the Boogeyman. What other specter has inspired as much fear and terror in the minds of children as this creature? Whether he lurks under your bed, in your closet, outside your window, or in the dark corner of your room, he’s the terrifying spirit that haunts you at your most vulnerable.

In the 1920′s, a photographer shot a series of photos entitled The Goblins Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out that tells the story of a mother warning her child that the boogeyman will get her if she doesn’t fall asleep. The series of photographs then shows terrifying night demons and ends with… I’m not telling you. You can see for yourself down below!

Some say that this series was inspired by James Whitcomb Riley’s poem Little Orphant Annie, which you can read below.

Sweet dreams!

Little Orphant AnnieJames Whitcomb Riley

Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;
An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
Ef you

Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,–
So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!
An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout–
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
Ef you

An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
An’ make fun of ever’one, an’ all her blood an’ kin;
An’ onc’t, when they was “company,” an’ ole folks was there,
She mocked ‘em an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!
An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘fore she knowed what she’s about!
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
Ef you

An’ little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blue,
An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
An’ the lightnin’-bugs in dew is all squenched away,–
You better mind yer parents, an’ yer teachers fond an’ dear,
An’ churish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns’ll git you
Ef you

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[TV] Full “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Trailer Peaks Behind the Curtain!

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:48

Come one, come all, to the greatest horror show on the planet!

FX introduces the cast of freaks in the full trailer for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Meet Kathy Bates as the “Bearded Lady,” Michael Chiklis as the “Strong Man,” Angela Bassett as the “Two-headed Woman,” and many more!

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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Konami Confirms We’ll See More ‘Silent Hills’ at TGS

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 01:04

When Konami creatively revealed Silent Hills at Gamescom last month, I was excited. I’m sure you were too. A small amount of frustration crept in when Hideo Kojima told us it wouldn’t arrive until 2016, but I am still, for the most part, brimming with anticipation for what Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro have in store for us. A 2016 release means we have two years of steady teasing to look forward to as Konami will likely take their time revealing what’s still a very mysterious game.

I assumed we wouldn’t hear from Silent Hills again until next year. Had Konami said they were going to make us wait for more on the game until next E3, I wouldn’t have been too surprised. It’s a good thing they aren’t that cruel, because it looks like they’re prepping a new showing of the game for Tokyo Game Show.

TGS kicks off later this month in Japan. At some point during its annual four-day run — Sept 18-21 — we’ll get to see more of Silent Hills. It won’t be playable at the convention, but we’re definitely getting something. My guess is it’ll be an actual trailer, likely CGI, that will hopefully give us a better idea of what to expect in terms of its narrative.

I’ve seen and heard some exciting theories this past month and I’ve even come up with a few of my own — now I’m ready for facts.

Whatever it ends up being, Del Toro seems excited for it and that means we are too.

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[TIFF '14 Review] Kevin Smith’s Gleefully Mad ‘Tusk’ Has to Be Seen to Be Believed!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 20:16

It’s unreal to think it’s been twenty years since indie comedy classic Clerks surfaced. To this day, it remains in my top five comedies of all time. Since then I’ve been a fan of its Writer/Director Kevin Smith. In 2011, Smith branched off unexpectedly into uncharted territories with Red State, a fast, tense, unpredictable crime horror/thriller hybrid about a religious cult. It’s criticized for its schizophrenic nature, a quality that actually worked for me. It was exciting to see a filmmaker predominantly known for clever yet crass, lowbrow comedies to take such a sharp turn, career-wise. Cut to three years later and Smith is back and bolder than ever with Tusk, a darkly comedic horror flick about a podcaster (Justin Long) on assignment in Manitoba, Canada only to be abducted by his eccentric subject matter (Michael Parks) who’s determined to surgically turn him into a walrus.

At first glance, Tusk sounds similar to The Human Centipede and while it shares similarities synopsis-wise, both films couldn’t be any more different. For starters, Tusk manages to be more accessible yet far more balls out than that cult phenomena. Smith starts the film off from the get-go on a fun, likable note by establishing his familiar brand of humor. Assisting him immensely is the always likable presence of Justin Long, who’s every bit the comedic talent as his director. The real fireworks begin when he encounters the insane Howard Howe, played to perfection by the genius that is Michael Parks. Their scenes together are an absolute delight. What starts off hilariously off the wall eventually descends to even weirder, unfathomable depths where Smith really begins to take the viewer into uncomfortable places. Tusk goes exactly where it promises to go…and beyond. Thankfully Smith sticks to practical make-up effects (except for one atrocious CGI shot very early on). They work far more convincingly than I would have ever imagined. Gruesome stuff.

Smith finds that sweet spot where the viewer laugh’s out loud at the sight of truly outrageous, disturbing imagery without ever descending into self-parody. Tautness is felt at every turn. Long gets to showcase his impressive abilities in the dramatic department, having us feel for him despite his character flaws. Words can’t even begin to describe how brilliant Parks is here. Yes, he’s memorable in everything he does but like the best thespians, he has the ability to still surprise us. The character of Howe is one of the most original cinematic antagonists to date. This could very well be Parks’ finest hour and that’s no small achievement. Everything up to this point is absolutely stellar, unlike anything we’ve ever seen from Smith. While the Tusk is hysterical, it’s uncomfortably so. The horror and the comedy of the situation play out hand in hand without one undermining the other.

Unfortunately that’s until Tusk derails when a certain movie star suddenly pops up, playing “Manhunter” Guy LaPointe. Side-note: If you don’t already know the identity of the actor, I highly recommend you avoid finding out before you see the film. I have nothing against the quirky performance by Guy LaPointe (credited as playing himself). He provides a chunk of laughs. My issue is he overstays his welcome and should have strictly been a cameo. His scenery-chewing comes at the expense of what came before, as well as robbing attention from the strong support work of Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment (welcome back), who should have been front and center from this point onward. Both of these characters are left underdeveloped which is a shame because I would have loved the interesting relationship between all of the protagonists to be explored more fully. Things are hinted upon but are sadly thrown to the curb at this juncture. LaPointe’s effect on the tone of the picture is downright toxic. It’s as if the viewer somehow detoured into a different film altogether. It seems as if Smith just allowed the actor to ad-lib and indulge into a character skit unrelated to the subject itself.

It’s hard not to feel like Smith somehow didn’t trust his ability at sustaining the horror element and decided to fall back into his comfort zone. The tone shifts completely to comedy mode from this point onward, killing the well-earned tension out of the equation. As a result, the third act fails to resonate. To make matters worse, Smith incorporates visual devices such as 70’s style zooms during the climax that are totally played for laughs, in a scene where the stakes should be high. While this stuff may be enjoyable (the audience responded enthusiastically), it ultimately pushed away my previous investment in the material.

Despite my reservations I had with the second half, I have no qualms in recommending Tusk. It’s thoroughly entertaining. The latest installment in the new chapter of Smith’s career is fearless to say the least. I can’t think of any other filmmaker that’s reinvented himself in such a striking manner. Tusk is as gleefully nutty and unsettling of a genre picture as we’ll likely get this year and possibly for some time to come. I just wish Smith kept his foot on the pedal instead of retreating back to his shtick with the LaPointe character. Oh well. Flaws and all, Tusk is one bizarre, unique and genuinely effective horror film. There are definitely images here that you’ll never unsee. Quite the achievement considering Kevin Smith is a comedy guy first and foremost.

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[TV] Massive Zombie Explosion In New “The Walking Dead” Trailer!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 20:10

It’s not over until they’re all dead.

AMC has released the new trailer, “Hunt or be hunted,” from the Season 5 premiere of “The Walking Dead.”

Never let your guard down, and don’t stop until they’re all dead. “They” being the cannibals who plan to eat you. The trailer is jam-packed with excellent zombie effects, drama and an explosion that sends walker parts across the screen.

“The Walking Dead” returns on Sun., Oct. 12th at 9/8c.

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Join Us On Sept 10 for a 24 Hour ‘Resident Evil’ Live-Stream!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 18:49

This Wednesday, September 10th Twitch user Bawkbasoup is helping Bloody-Disgusting celebrate Resident Evil week by live streaming Resident Evil games of your choosing. Everything is set to go live at 9AM PST this Wednesday, or 12PM for those of you on the East Coast. Over the course of the 24 hours you can expect to see the likes of Barry Burton, Leon S Kennedy and many a Tyrant vanquished.

Bawk is a dedicated streamer and he’s gunning to get as many followers on Twitch as humanly possible. So make sure to hit the stream this Wednesday and tune in. Meanwhile enjoy these clips of Bawk taking in various horror games, to get a taste of what you’re in for on the 10th.

What Resident Evil titles would you like to see as part of the stream this Wednesday?

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What Horror Prequels Would You Love To See?

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:00

Horror sequels happen all the time but it’s rare that we get a solid prequel, a story that explains where the original horror came from. Sometimes, seeing an evil build to its true form is more terrifying than seeing it in action.

That thought got me thinking of some of the horror movies I’ve seen and how I’d love to see the events that led up to them. And below are some of those movies.

So, check out my list of horror prequels I’d love to see and then share a few of yours in the comments!

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[TV] Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Begin Writing “Preacher”!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:03

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and “Breaking Bad’s” Sam Catlin continue to prep for the hotly anticipated AMC adaptation of Garth Ennis’ epic “Preacher.”

But, even though there’s been official talk about this project since this past spring, Rogen and Goldberg are yet to write a single page of the screenplay. With that said, it’s happening, now, and Jesse, Tupip, Cassidy, and the Saint of Killers are on their way sooner than later.

Goldberg tweeted this morning, “We have started writing a script. We met with Garth. He gave us great notes. PREACHER!!!!!!!” Rogen RT’d, thus confirming that the writing process is underway. What’s even more exciting is that the reveal that they’ve been working with comic creator Garth Ennis on the adaptation, which is always a good sign when looking behind-the-scenes of the development of a project.

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s ’90s comic book series, “‘Preacher’ centers on Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith and learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. Custer finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, and does so with his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire.

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[TV] First Look at “High Moon,” From the “Hannibal” Showrunner

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:52

From Bryan Fuller, who is behind the success that is “Hannibal,” comes the Syfy sci-fi horror “High Moon”.

TVLine shared the first four minutes of the new feature, which was cut from a pilot that was originally passed on by Syfy.

An adaptation of John Christopher’s 1969 young adult sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves, the project — penned by Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) — is set in a future in which the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. However, chaos erupts after a new life form is discovered.

The cast includes “Parenthood‘s” Jonathan Tucker, “Easy A‘s: Jake Sandvig and “24‘s” Chris Diamantopoulos.

You can watch the entire pilot on Sept. 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

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Jack the Ripper’s Identity Revealed After More Than a Century!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:25

It is one of the longest lasting mysteries in the serial killer world. Five woman were brutally murdered over the course of Autumn in 1888 in London’s Whitechapel district. The killer would come to be known as the infamous Jack The Ripper, his identity never determined. Until now.

Using modern forensic science, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Helsinki in Finland, found that there were two types of DNA on the shawl of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims. There was hers and there was also DNA that is reportedly from the killer.

The shawl was purchased by Russell Edwards, a businessman, who enlisted Dr. Louhelainen to analyze it. Dr. Louhelainen then compared the DNA to the DNA of Eddowes descendants as well as the suspects in the murder investigation. This is how he came to find the Ripper’s identification: Aaron Kosminski, a Polish-born hairdresser who lived in Whitechapel and was ultimately committed to an asylum.

The Ripper’s case has drawn the fascination of artists, writers, and filmmakers throughout the years. Films such as A Study In Terror and From Hell tackled the topic.

The full process by which this information was recovered can be found at Daily Mail.

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[TIFF '14 Review] Ryan Reynolds’ Incredible Turn In the Ambitious ‘The Voices’ Is a Must-See!

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:55

I’ve always been drawn to dark comedies, in particular; how they can take sinister, morbid subject matters and give them a dash of humorous air to contrast against. More specifically, comedy and horror have always gone hand in hand. The very best (An American Werewolf in London and The Return of the Living Dead) can be funny and scary in equal measures. In the case of The Voices, the dark comedy is the perfect dwelling for its central character and his fractured state of mind.

The Voices is about Jerry Hickfang (Ryan Reynolds), an unusual but happy-go-lucky shipping clerk. Outside of work, his world consists of his two pets…that just happen to talk. The dog is the positive reinforcement and the cat is anything but. Things start to go sour once Jerry stops taking his prescribed anti-psychotics. After the accidental death of his lovely co-worker he’s be crushing on, the affable Jerry’s mental state quickly begins to deteriorate and things start to grow increasingly more disturbed.

Director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) does a fantastic job reflecting Jerry’s outlook on life via the film’s aesthetic. The Voices establishes itself from the get-go as dark comedy on the lighter and quirky end, much like a John Waters film. Jerry’s sunny disposition is represented via a bright, colorful visual palate. Soon as the harsh reality of Jerry’s torment is revealed to himself and onto the viewer, the look bluntly reflects that, courtesy of Director of Photography Maxime Alexandre (High Tension, as well as the Maniac and The Hills Have Eyes remakes). When the film’s tone turns dark, boy does it ever! It feels all the more startling because Satrapi effectively lures the viewer in with the first half’s charming disposition. The vibrant, likable cast which includes Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Ella Smith greatly assist in creating such an inviting place to spend your time in.

Without a doubt though, Ryan Reynolds’ high wire act of a performance is the film’s centerpiece. He valiantly goes above and beyond the call of duty to convey Satrapi’s highly audacious tonal shifts. He not only plays the lead character but also voices the animals. Despite the increasingly horrible acts Jerry commits, I somehow pitied him and his inner struggle. This character brilliantly showcases Reynolds’ skills as both a comedic actor and his underrated dramatic chops. The genuine depth and complexity he displays through Jerry helps ground the material, much like Christian Bale did in American Psycho. Dark comedies have a way of sometimes being trumped by the filmmakers’ indulges in style over substance which often gives them an air of superficiality. Thankfully that isn’t quite the case here.

As Jerry’s sanity crumbles, unfortunately so does the film’s. The third act continues to play with the contrasting tones to a far higher volume and it’s a mess. Satrapi can’t seem to decide what to settle on and if this schizophrenic nature was her intention, it’s commendable but just doesn’t work. I won’t even begin to delve into the ill-advised musical number (unmemorable tune at that) which left many viewers leaving the cinema scratching their heads all the more. The only thing that keeps us watching is Reynolds, who despite these issues, is still mesmerizing to the very end.

Flaws aside, The Voices is an audacious, unique dark comedy that makes too many interesting decisions for me to dismiss it entirely. Even at its most problematic, the film’s still very much watchable. We’ve seen many films in the past play with tone, yet I feel that Satrapi takes it to some bold, new areas for filmgoers. Again, I can’t praise Reynolds’ performance enough. It proves that Reynolds is far better than his career’s current sour streak, a reminder of what he’s capable of when given something of substance to chew on. Hopefully the sky is the limit from now on. At the very least, it’ll keep me revisiting this unusual film from time to time.

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Claire Redfield and Co-op Confirmed for ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:53

As if we needed another reason to be pumped for Resident Evil: Revelations 2, UK gaming magazine GamesMaster has offered quite a few more that should go a long way in pleasing longtime fans of the series. GamesMaster had the chance to sit down with Revelations 2 producer Michiteru Okabeto for a feature that will appear in their November issue.

Last week, we noticed some similarities between the prison island that serves as the setting for Revelations 2 and Rockfort Island from Code: Veronica.

We still don’t have closure on that, but even if they aren’t the same island there’s still going to be some Code: Veronica in the game. According to GamesMaster, Revelations 2 will star Claire Redfield as the lead. Apparently, Claire has become a “seasoned veteran” since we last saw her. It will also feature Moira Burton, the daughter of gun aficionado Barry Burton, in a supporting role.

The feature also confirms that Revelations 2 will take place between the events in Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, and it will feature single-player and co-op. The first Revelations had both too, but the co-op was restricted to its Raid Mode. If the co-op extends to the campaign, I hope Capcom takes inspiration from Dead Space 3, which smartly didn’t burden players with an AI companion if they chose to go it alone.

The issue also touched on the game’s enemies, called the “Afflicted”. It sounds like Revelations 2 will continue the series’ trend of introducing another twist on the classic zombie type with each new game. Hopefully they’ll be as terrifying as the stuff the T-Abyss virus created. Below you’ll find our first look at what looks like a basic baddie below.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

In related news, next week we’ll be celebrating gaming’s biggest horror franchise with our first ever Resident Evil Week. It’s going to be a good time.

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Pack a Jill Sandwich, Next Week is ‘Resident Evil’ Week!

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:00

This past January, the original Silent Hill turned 15. Because we like to go big here on Bloody Disgusting, to commemorate the anniversary we held a week-long celebration of all things Silent Hill. You all seemed to enjoy it, so I started planning a similar event for the other franchise genre fans are likely to pick when asked what their favorite horror series is: Resident Evil. All I needed was the perfect time kick it off. Now, I do believe that time has come.

Unless you’ve been living under a particularly sizable rock, you may have noticed the steady trickling of some gargantuan Resident Evil headlines. First, Capcom announced an HD re-release of the Resident Evil REmake that graced the GameCube back in 2002. The following day it was revealed the franchise may be dipping its toe into the warm waters of television with an Arklay TV series from Mance Media.

As if all that wasn’t enough, earlier this month, Capcom announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2, which the company plans on releasing in early 2015, alongside the HD remake.

If you were under a rock — first off, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make light of your situation — don’t fret, as we’re about to run in and Chris Redfield that thing right off of you with our first ever Resident Evil Week! This means we’ll have five days worth of content to honor the most iconic horror game franchise of all time, and it all starts on Monday.

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[Exclusive] First Look At Dark Horse’s “CREEPY” 50th Anniversary!

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 13:30

Fifty years is a long time. As far as exclusives go, I’m beside myself for this one. We’ve got a first look for you at the cover and interior of the upcoming 50th anniversary issue of “Creepy.” The book doesn’t hit shelves until the first week of October, but get your first taste of terror right here, right now.

CREEPY #18 (50th Anni. issue) On sale Oct. 8th.  Cover: Dustin Nguyen (Batman Eternal) Frontispiece: Arthur Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy) The Executor: Script by Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Archer and Armstrong) Art by Alison Sampson (Genesis) Weird, supernatural goings on surrounding the death of Edgar Allen Poe and the posthumous editing and publishing of his work. Over the River to Charlie Script by Corrina Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes) Art by Drew Moss (In the Dark)   Young girls are haunted throughout their childhood by a hanged man who’s taken up residence in their dollhouse.   Keeping Up with the Creepys: Script and art by Peter Bagge (Hate) Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie’s attempts to outdo each other with their classic rides escalates into neighborhood-destroying hilarity. The Man Who Walked Through Walls: Script by Dan Braun (Creepy consulting editor) A man who discovers a way to become intangible takes his revenge on the neighbors who have wronged him. Gallery: Kevin Ferrera (Dead Rider) Kelley Jones (Batman) Eric Powell (The Goon) Pete Woods (Terminator Salvation) Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man


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Infect Raccoon City to Unlock Additional Content in the ‘Resident Evil HD REmake’

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:53

Capcom is giving Resident Evil fans a chance to unlock additional content in the upcoming Resident Evil HD REmake through a special Contagion mini-game. It can really only be considered a game on the most superficial level, since there isn’t much you can do, but there’s a point to it. Every time someone registers here, a meter is filled. Once that meter reaches 100%, Capcom will reward everyone who participated with special content in the upcoming HD REmake.

We don’t know what the content is, but I imagine they’ll shed some light on that when enough people sign up. At the time of this writing, the meter has reached 34%, meaning we’re a third of the way through “infecting Raccoon City.”

The Resident Evil HD REmake is slated to release on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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‘Depth’ Pits Man Against Shark This November

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:12

Humanity’s war with the scariest thing to come from the ocean since its scarier, older sibling claimed dominance of it back when dinosaurs still walked the Earth will heat up with the release of the competitive multiplayer horror game Depth. Its underwater arena and teams of combatants — consisting of a team of divers and another of sharks, each player-controlled — makes Depth unlike the myriad other multiplayer games we have to choose from, and that’s what has me most excited for it.

That and the aforementioned team of sharks. I’ve wanted to play a game where I could be Jaws since I first picked up a controller, and Depth is likely to be as close as I ever come to getting that.

Depth releases on PC (through Steam) this November.

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Paramount Dates Next Two ‘Terminator’ Films!

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 21:10

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in the new Terminator film, Terminator Genisys, which Paramount Pictures will release on July 1, 2015.

Before that even hit theaters, the studio is already committed to two sequels, locking in the original planned trilogy. Dates set this Friday evening are the sequel on May 19, 2017, with the third film hitting on June 29, 2018. It looks to me as if they’re going to shoot the next two back-to-back!

Alan Taylor shot the newest film in New Orleans. It stars Emilia Clarke (as Sarah Conner), Jai Courtney (as Kyle Reese) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (as a T-800), with Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson, Dayo Okeniyi and J.K. Simmons.

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‘Mortal Kombat X’ Arrives in April, Goro Announced As Pre-order Bonus

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:04

Whip out your calendars, folks! Netherrealm has finally narrowed down the nebulous “2015″ release window for Mortal Kombat X. The game will arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on April 14, 2015. If you prefer to guarantee your copy, they’ve also revealed Goro as the exclusive pre-order bonus fighter for all retailers.

Whoever made the smart decision not to force us to choose between multiple different retailer exclusives gets four giant thumbs up.

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