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Original Tool Bassist's New Project Announces EP Info

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:00

Paul D’Amour, the original bassist for progressive rock/metal band Tool, seemed like he was out of the game for a while after his departure before Aenima‘s release. However, he resurfaced in 2012 with the fantastic Feersum Ennjin self-titled debut, which is an album you definitely need to check out if you haven’t heard it.

Now D’Amour is back with a new project called Lesser Key, which also features Andrew Zamudio, Brett Fanger, and Justin Hanson. The band will be releasing their debut EP on April 1st via Sumerian Records. It was produced by Sylvia Massy, who has worked with System Of A Down, Johnny Cash, and, fittingly enough, Tool. Below is a teaser clip of several songs from the EP.

You can pre-order the EP in various packages here.

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Tentsquare Becomes Latest Crowdsourcing Option

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:44

While I used to be a crowdsourcing grinch, I’ve since turned around and have become quite the fan of the new funding networks.

Deadline reports on a new option for those of you aspiring filmmakers – debuting in time for SXSW is Tentsquare, created by Modernciné and Modern Distributors CEO and filmmaker Andrew van den Houten (The Woman, All Cheerleaders Die, Jug Face).

Tentsquare is a new web platform that integrates a social networking element in the making of short and feature-length film projects in what van den Houten describes as a digital production studio.

He’s recruited fellow indie filmmakers including the McManus Brothers (2012 SXSW Official Selection Film, Funeral Kings) and Jeffrey Reddick (the Final Destination franchise) to the budding platform, in which members can track and interact with each other via the Tentsquare network and, in theory, contribute input into story, character development, and casting of Tentsquare projects.

Users also can submit themselves as directors, screenwriters, actors, and cinematographers, with fellow members and a panel of expert judges voting on who gets selected to work on the company’s films.

The platform officially launches this week at SXSW, where Tentsquare will have a presence signing up new members. Tentsquare’s first project launches March 9, and members will be able to vote on the film’s screenplay development and searches for a director, DP, and actors.

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Gorgous Look at the 'Let the Right One In' Stage Production!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:33

The critically-acclaimed South Bank Sky Arts award-winning production of “Let the Right One In” will transfer to London’s West End on March 26 for a strictly limited season, Bloody Disgusting had learned.

Based on the Swedish novel and cult-hit film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Let the Right One In” will be the first show to play the recently refurbished and re-opened Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

The production marks the National Theatre of Scotland’s West End debut, and follows the show’s sell out success at the Royal Court Theatre.

The play is a chilling tale of loneliness, love and legend.

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Jessica Alba is 'A Dame to Kill For' In 'Sin City' Imagery...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:29

Work is going to have to wait as I creepily stare at this photo of Jessica Alba for a few hours…

While we already shared these images out of the latest issue of EW, we now have clean versions of the first stills from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, targeted for theaters on August 22, 2014.

Jessica Alba returns as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan. Clearly, she’s aging like fine wine as this still is snake-charming me into submission.

You’ll also see Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny (thank God he doesn’t have Bruce Willis’ nose for this role), and Mickey Rourke as Marv.

Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Julia Garner, Eva Green and Stacy Keach also star.

The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

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[Toys] Mezco Reveals New 'Child's Play' Figure, Plush

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:19

Mezco expands their ever-growing line of hit Chucky collectibles with one of the most frequently requested items: “Good Guy” Chucky.

Unlike the scarred and battle-damaged look Chucky normally displays, people have tried to destroy him in 6 films so far, this version represents the cleaner, earlier Chucky. His trademark outfit is un-slashed, his face is not yet mauled. Just as he did in his films, Chucky has lots to say, from his trademark “My name is Chucky” to far more sinister phrases.

The star of the Child’s Play films, Chucky stands 15″ tall and features real cloth Good Guys clothing, 11 points of articulation and his trademark orange hair and realistic glass-like eyes.

Each Chucky comes packaged in his own collector friendly window box based on the original box design seen in the films.

Also announced by Mezco is Chucky and Tiffany 16 inch plush figures. Not since Bonnie and Clyde has a couple left such a path of destruction in their wake.

Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler”, is joined by his beloved Tiffany, the doll who contains the soul of his longtime paramour, a misguided and equally homicidal aspiring actress.

Chucky and Tiffany are not only one of the most deadly onscreen couples; they are one of the most talkative as well! Both Chucky and Tiffany each speak 7 terrifying phrases, direct from their films.

Both plush figures feature real cloth clothing; Chucky in his well known coveralls and sneakers, and Tiffany in her fashion forward wedding gown. Tiffany also sports her trademark tattoo.

Each plush figure stands 16 inches tall and comes with an informative hang tag.

Chucky and Tiffany are each old separately, but even death couldn’t keep them apart.

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[TV] "Stake Land" Being Developed Into Series!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 23:59

One of my biggest issues with Stake Land is that the world is a bit too big for the condensed story. This issue will soon be resolved when Dark Sky’s successful genre film becomes a television series…

The Wrap reports that Jim Mickle and writer/actor Nick Damici are on the verge of teaming again for the small screen version of the post-apocalyptic vampire tale. MPI/Dark Sky’s Greg Newman, who executive produced the movie, is also involved.

The series would begin seven years after the end of the film, and would involve many new species of vampires.

They all mutated, there’s tons of different vamps,” Damici explained. “I said to Greg, the only thing I’ll need — I’ll write my ass off — the only thing is I’ve got to have enough of a budget to have flying vamps. It spread to animals, so we’ve got vamp dogs and a vamp bear.

Dark Sky and Damici are at SXSW premiering their new movie, Late Phases, about a werewolf terrorizing a retirement home.

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Preview: 'Angel & Faith' Season 10 #1

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:46

Dark Horse continues to expand the Buffy-verse in 2014, and this April kicks off “Angel & Faith” Season 10. As the new chapter begins, Angel finds himself at the top of the magical community while Faith spends her days slaying the undead along Buffy. Head below for a preview of “Angel & Faith” Season 10 #1.

WRITTEN BY: Victor Gischler
ART BY: Will Conrad
COLORS BY: Michelle Madsen
COVER BY: Scott Fischer, Chris Samnee, Rebekah Isaacs
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: April 2nd, 2014

Angel’s work is never done. During his most recent world saving, a part of London was transformed and flooded with magic. Who better to watch over this magical community than Angel? At least, that’s what he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith starts a new chapter in her life—slaying zompires alongside Buffy?!

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Review: 'Moon Knight' #1

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:38

An action-packed thriller, “Moon Knight” #1 delivers top-notch writing and stylish artwork to reinvigorate a hero that has had a tough time in the past. This is a clever and wicked take on the costumed vigilante genre, and it’s exactly what Moon Knight deserves. An awesome team-up, writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey have done something bold, fresh, and new with the “Moon Knight series.

WRITTEN BY: Warren Ellis
ART BY: Declan Shalvey
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 5, 2014

Far away from home, on a mission in Egypt, mercenary assassin Marc Spector was killed in action. Using his last breath, Marc crawled his way to the statue of an ancient deity, known as Khonshu. The moon god brought Marc back from the dead, quite possibly against his will. In order to seek redemption, Marc wears a white costume and prowls the gritty streets, searching for crime. But who is really dangerous between the two, The Slasher or the insane psychopath wearing a mask, known as Moon Knight?

Writer Warren Ellis brings in tons of creative ideas to create a moody and atmospheric thriller. Making great use of the New York setting, Ellis captures a dark and grim city lost in its own madness. In the opening pages, Ellis makes the reader feel like they are reading a private eye, noir story. I personally love how the supporting cast of characters refer to Marc Spector as “Mr. Knight.” Just like in the private eye novels from Philip Marlowe, there is animosity between the police and the lone wolf brought in to solve the case.

Using hi-tech gadgetry, Ellis is able to show the resourcefulness and loneliness of Spector’s vigilante lifestyle. As Moon Knight, Marc is able to move around in the city just by his limousine. It actually looks like his limousine is his sanctuary, his only home. There is no driver, no human companion behind the steering wheel of the limousine. There is nobody around and Moon Knight can only depend on himself.

Artist Declan Shalvey captures a slick and trendy look to Moon Knight’s character design. Instead of a cape and cowl, Moon Knight is wearing a business suit, with a matching shirt and tie. To showcase Marc’s brash personality, this isn’t about bringing classiness, but more about showing off. The color art from Jordie Bellaire highlights the white tones of Moon Knight’s costume and limousine. Because of Bellaire’s colors, everything seams into the background, while the whiteness is front and center.

One of my favorite illustrations from Shalvey is when Moon Knight travels deep into the sewers during his investigation. In a splash page, Moon Knight takes the ladder down through three levels. In one complete shot, Moon Knight passes through the subways, then the homeless crowd, and finally reaches the Slasher’s hideout. In an interesting metaphor, the deeper Moon Knight goes down into the tunnels, the more delusional and paranoid he becomes.

With Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey at the helm, there was no doubt that “Moon Knight” #1 would be a quality read. This is a great way to start off the new “Moon Knight” series and I cannot wait for more.

4.5/5 Skulls

Reviewed by – Jorge Solis

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The 'Stage Fright' Trailer Gets a Standing Ovation!!!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:17

A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Phantom of the Opera meets Kabuki theaters? Yes please!

Jerome Sable’s musical horror comedy Stage Fright is now officially my most anticipated midnighter at this weekend’s SXSW Film Festival.

Magnet has released an absolutely epic red band trailer for the slasher that’s mucked in blood and laughs. By the time it’s over you’ll be giving it a standing ovation, guaranteed!

While it debuts at the fest, you won’t have to wait long to see at home: Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3 and following with a theatrical release on May 9.

Described as Scream meets “Glee,” “Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

Fright is the feature film debut of writer-director Jerome Sable, director of the absolutely hilarious, award-winning short, “The Legend of Beaver Dam.” Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith star with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.

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'V/H/S' Directors' 'Devil's Due' Dated for Home Video!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:01

Satan’s newborn baby has been discharged…

Fox Home Entertainment has announced that Radio Silence’s (V/H/S) found-footage Devil’s Due (read our review) will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD April 29.

Extra features include: deleted scenes, audio commentary, director’s photo album, and “Radio Silence: A Hell of a Tea”.

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

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[Indie Horror Spotlight] Slendermannequin Returns!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:45

If you remember, we played the Slender inspired indie horror game Haunted Memories back in July. It looked and played great, even if it was a member of the growing legion of Slenderman games we were — and still are, to a certain degree — being inundated with following the success of Hadley’s The Eight Pages. It’s second episode recently released, so I figured now would be as good a time as any to return to the game to see what’s new.

The good thing is episode two is nothing like the first. Unfortunately (for me), it’s very similar to Kraven Manor, a terrifying game where you’re chased by mannequins. Watch me lose my damn mind after the jump.

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'The Walking Dead: The Game' Continues With Episode 2, Available Now

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:25

It took a little longer than I would’ve liked to get here, but the latest episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game finally hit Steam and PS3 today. If you’re planning on playing it elsewhere, you’ll need to be a tiny bit more patient, as it won’t arrive on Xbox 360 until tomorrow, March 5, and iOS on March 6. Telltale says the Vita version should release by the end of the month.

I finished the episode a few minutes ago — it’s very good, even if it has a few too many lulls. Look for our official review of A House Divided to go live very soon.

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New Pics And Blu-ray Art For 'Mr. Jones' Hide In The Woods

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:19

It’s crazy how long ago I saw the sales art for Mr. Jones, I’m sure my exposure to the film dates way back to before they started shooting, so I’m definitely looking forward to checking it out when the film hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 6th from Anchor Bay Films.

Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also have an exclusive Los Angeles limited theatrical engagement beginning May 2nd.

Scott (Jon Foster of Stay Alive) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons Of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror.

Diane Neal (“Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Steger (I Am Legend) and David Clennon (John Carpenter’s The Thing) co-star in this startling tale from debut director Karl Mueller (screenwriter of Xavier Gens’ The Divide).

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Find Your Murderer In 'Murdered: Soul Suspect' On June 3

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:57

Square Enix has revealed they’re bringing their “supernatural detective thriller” to North America on June 3, just a week before E3 kicks off and officially takes over my life for a few days. Murdered: Soul Suspect follows Ronan O’Connor, a slain detective who is on the hunt to find his murderer so he can finally rest in peace. Unfortunately, a legion of demonic creatures stand in his way — as they do.

Soul Suspect will run you $59.99 if you’re planning on grabbing the next-gen (Xbox One, PS4) version, $49.99 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

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Pics From 'Pernicious' Give You The Eye!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:53

We’ve got some images from the new film by director James Cullen Bressack (To Jennifer, Hate Crime and 13/13/13, Pernicious, and they definitely don’t shy away from the gore.

Vantage Media International (VMI) has acquired the worldwide rights to the film starring Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers), Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street) and Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless).

The film, “follows the plight of three American beauties whose dream summer adventure in Thailand quickly turns into a nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind…revenge.

Check out the pics below!

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'Godzilla' Kaiju Monster, Muto, Looks Like 'Cloverfield' Giant

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:08

Get your first look at another giant monster from Warner Bros.’ Godzilla reboot.

CBN scored some sneaky shots of this summer’s Godzilla toys, ones which are a bit revealing.

The below stills share our first ever glimpse at the Kaiju monster, Muto, which looks shockingly similar to Paramount’s Cloverfield creature. No?

Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla opens May 16, 2014, and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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'Cult County' Developer Wants To "Disturb And Scare" You

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:59

With their next project, the Nintendo 3DS exclusive survival horror game Cult County, indie developer Renegade Kid aims to “disturb and scare the players” by not holding back in terms of mature content. This comes from a recent chat with Siliconera, where co-founder Jools Watsham shed a bit more light on the upcoming game.

Cult County was revealed at PAX East last year. It’s not due to release on the 3DS’s eShop until sometime in 2015.

This won’t be Renegade Kid’s first foray into our favorite genre. They also developed the Dementium series, as well as the atmospheric shooter, Moon.

According to Watsham, Cult County will be less like Moon and “more along the lines of Dementium but with a stronger emphasis on story and characters.” That sounds like my kind of game. Now I all I have to do is give in and buy a 3DS.

On a related note, we played through some of Dementium II HD, ported by Memetic Games, in our 13 Days of Horror series last October. It’s a neat, old school survival horror game, even if its “HD remaster” leaves a lot to be desired.

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First 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Image Crawls In!!!!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:55

I liked Tom Six’s Frankenstein-esque The Human Centipede, but I absolutely loved his sequel, Full Sequence.

Many people didn’t understand that the sequel was a response to the criticism of the first film, which has become part of pop culture, and is thus HILARIOUS.

With that, I cannot contain my excitement for Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), which is said to take place in a prison with a 500+ centipede!

EW landed the first image confirming the prison location, while also displaying our first looks at Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villains Dr. Heiter and Martin in the first and second films, respectively.

Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey play very different characters that will put Dr. Heiter and Martin in the shade,” Six tells the mag. “They are both brilliant actors with their own style. Laurence played a mute in Part 2; now he is a smart guy with a whole lot of dialog. Dieter played a cold, restrained doctor in Part 1; now he is a loud, racist, sadistic a–hole. Robert Lasardo plays a very cool, daring part, and I gave ex-porn star Bree Olson her first break as a serious actress, and she does one hell of a job. I play ‘Tom Six’ in the movie, which is an Oscar nomination performance.

“THC Part 3 will be totally different from Parts 1 and 2 and certainly not as gross,” Six continues about the film’s plot, “But it will be the most controversial one politically-wise. It will have a lot of self-mockery and will be the most darkly comical of the three. Parts 1 and 2 have a very European feel. Part 3 is very American with the highest budget, a big movie score, widescreen, and an XXL human centipede. It’s set in an American maximum security prison in the middle of the desert…

Six also confirms said 500-person centipede, which is achieved without any serious effects work! “By having a lot of brave American extras and doing it the megalomanic way like they did in ‘Spartacus,’ ” Six says. “F— CGI-created things.

The American finale, also starring Six Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy Lister, Bree Olson, Abraham Rubio and William Guirola, will be 100% politically incorrect.

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'Saw'-esque Horror 'Malignant' Acquired By Gravitas Ventures

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:47

In the vein of Saw, comes a new lesson in torture, only with Brad Dourif…

THR broke the news Tuesday that Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. and Canadian VOD rights to horror-thriller Malignant, slating it for a May 2014 VOD premiere, followed by a theatrical roll out with a date and distributor to be determined.

Written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley, “the film follows a grieving man, Allex (Gary Cairns). He falls victim to a rogue doctor (Brad Dourif) who conducts experiments on human test subjects to cure their “addictions.”

It also stars Nick Nicotera and Sienna Farall.

Produced by Laurence Avenet-Bradley (Dark Remains) and executive produced by Moderncine’s Andrew van den Houten (Jug Face, All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), the pic made its world premiere as the opening film at the Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 4.

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Listen To Three Tracks From One Way Static Records' 'Cannibal Ferox' Reissue

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:45

One of the many amazing reissues that One Way Static Records has coming up is the 1981 film Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly), which was directed by Umberto Lenzi and banned in 31 countries upon release for being one of the most violent films of its time. The music was composed by Roberto Donati, who was credited as Budy Maglione, and the remastered reissue will be released April 28th on vinyl and cassette.

One Way Static has made three of the tracks available for streaming, so head on down to give them a listen! Just make sure you’re not suddenly taken over by the urge to eat your neighbor…

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