After performing at a sold out crowd at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Music From The Films Of Tim Burton concert will be coming to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 31st, perfectly timed for Halloween. The concert event features music from films such as Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice In Wonderland, as well as selections from A Nightmare Before Christmas which will be performed by composer Danny Elfman himself.
Conductor John Mauceri will lead the orchestra for these selections while clips from the film, which will be projected on screens, will accompany the performances. A second performance is slated for November 2nd in Anaheim, CA.
Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Scott Derrickson, pictured below, even if Sinister wasn’t my favorite of his works. I quite enjoyed his modern day take on The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose had its moments. While we have yet to see his latest genre offering, Deliver Us From Evil, he’s already being propelled into Marvel stardom by becoming the new director on Dr. Strange!
Variety explains that talks are still early, but sources say Derrickson is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.
The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”
The pic will be produced by Kevin Feige. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.
THR gets all wet with the first trailer for director Steven C. Miller’s (Under The Bed, Aggression Scale) Submerged, which features Tim Daley, Mario Van Peebles, Jonathan Bennett and Rosa Salazar in a heap of trouble.
Penned by Mother’s Day‘s Scott Milam, “the film sees a limo ride home from a party turning into a terrifying ordeal for a group of college kids. A young woman and her friends have been targeted by a ring of vengeful kidnappers and must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.”
Watch as a great night turns into a limo ride from hell…
Earlier this month McDonald’s unveiled “Happy”, their new mascot that looks like an psychotic Happy Meal box overeager (much like a car salesman) to sell you some food.
Critics everywhere have been slamming the new centerpiece for being too frightening for kids. Frankly, I think McDonald’s just got a bit cooler.
Whatever the case may be, there’s outrage, so Foodiggity took it upon themselves to insert “Happy” into various horror films where, well, he belongs.
We’ve been teasing this one over the past week, and we are stoked to finally reveal Michael Moreci’s new series from Image Comics, “Roche Limit”. Joining Moreci will be Vic Malhotra on art. Look for issue #1 in shops this September.
Nerdist reports, “A hardboiled sci-fi noir story, Roche Limit takes us to the edges of the cosmos to the eponymous colony of Roche Limit, a grueling, dangerous place that sits on the precipice of a mysterious energy source and teems with criminal activity. When a girl, Bekkah Hudson, goes missing though, it prompts a search that reveals some terrible truths about mankind and even more terrible dangers facing them.”
I’ve been a fan of Moreci since the first issue of “Hoax Hunters”, but he has since outdone himself time and time again. His last book, “Curse”, from BOOM! Studios is a werewolf masterpiece, that nobody should miss. Given his track record thus far, “Roche Limit” should already be on your pull list.
Talented up and coming filmmaker Ryan Spindell is working hard to get his indie anthology project off the ground, and has resorted to assembling a really awesome short documentary detailing years of horror anthologies.
“We Come In Pieces: The Rebirth of the Horror Anthology Film” is a documentary short that chronicles and celebrates the past, present, and future of horror anthology films.
According to the press release:
When filmmaker Ryan Spindell (“Kirksdale,” “The Root Of The Problem”) set out to make his horror anthology film The Mortuary Collection (Kickstarter here), producers rejected it outright. Time and time again, he was told that horror anthologies are dead at the studio level, but the question no one seemed to be able to answer was, why?
To find out Spindell teamed up with documentary filmmaker Ben Hethcoat (Dead Dad, D.I.Y) and together they sat down with legendary moviemakers Joe Dante (Gremlins, Twilight Zone: The Movie), Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat), Darin Scott (Tales From The Hood), Larry Fessenden (We Sell The Dead) and a handful of genre experts to discuss the horror anthologies they love, the current state of the format, and the future of the horror anthology film. In the course of making the documentary, Spindell and Hethcoat discovered that despite the studios reluctance to get behind the horror anthology format, the fans of the long-dormant subgenre are as fervent as ever. With renewed enthusiasm the filmmakers have set out to connect directly with those fans by launching a Kickstarter Campaign to finance The Mortuary Collection independently.
Being that I produced the three V/H/S films, I think I have a pretty good answer to his question, but it’s not something I can just spew out in one sitting. There are so many factors that get in the way of a studio getting behind a horror anthology – the main one being fear.
Whatever the case may be, this is a fun, well put together indie doc that any horror fan would enjoy. And frankly, Spindell is a good filmmaker who I’d like to see behind the camera some more. Go support his campaign and keep the horror anthology alive.
Earlier today we posted the first video interview from Rock On The Range and now we’ve got a second one for you! For this video interview we had the chance to sit down with Jack Gibson, bassist of legendary thrash metal band Exodus! We discussed touring, the impact that guitarist Gary Holt playing in Slayer has on the band, and confirmed that a new album is in the works! You can watch the full interview below!
Make sure to pick up Exhibit B: The Human Condition on iTunes.
We’re back with more Rock On The Range 2014 coverage! Today, for our first video interview from the festival we bring you Johannes Eckerström, vocalist for Swedish avant garde metal band Avatar, who just recently released their latest album Hail The Apocalypse! I’m a huge fan of these guys, so it was a real pleasure getting the chance to sit down with Eckerström to talk about the band, the importance of music videos, maintaining creative control, and, of course, horror! Check out this exclusive video below!
Make sure to pick up Hail The Apocalypse via iTunes.
Building on the success of Archie Comics’ revolutionary “Afterlife With Archie”, the publisher has just announced that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be writing “Sabrina”, a new horror series following the exploits of your favorite teenage witch. Robert Hack will be joining Aguirre-Sacasa on art duties. The will launch in October.
New York, NY (June 3) — This morning, Archie Comics announced details for their biggest launch since the hit horror book AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE debuted – a new SABRINA ongoing title, from writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE) and artist Robert Hack.
The series, which promises to show fan-favorite character Sabrina in a way fans have never seen her, builds upon the success of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and expands the company’s line of horror-centric offerings.
SABRINA #1 is slated to launch in October. Here’s a sneak peek at the covers to the first issue.
I recently wrote an article about the 90s coming back to comics, which a lot of readers did not agree with. Well, in Marvel’s latest press release, they make the claim themselves. Take your first look below at the upcoming “Deadpool Vs X-Force” series, which is set for release on July 2, 2014.
From the press release:
New Limited Series Set to Return the Merc With a Mouth to His 90s Roots!
This July, big guns, big pouches, and big action all return as your favorite mercenary goes toe-to-toe with that band of militant mutants in DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 – the first issue in a bombastic new limited series from writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Pepe Larraz! Journey back to the long-forgotten days of the 1990s, when two characters made their thunderous debut and would go on to change the face of Marvel Comics forever.
That’s right – we’re talking about Cable & Deadpool! In this all-new tale, experience the duo’s very first meeting, well before their first comic book appearance together in New Mutants #98, as Cable and his soon to be X-Force race through the timestream to stop a reckless mercenary (that’s Deadpool!) before he destroys American history for good!
“Deadpool’s gone back to key points in American military history: the Battle of Germantown during the Revolutionary War; Gettysburg during the Civil War, and then… well, I can’t say anything else, because you know how one little musket ball has a funny of changing the course of human events,” says series writer Duane Swierczynski.
Join Cable and his band of mutants as they hunt Deadpool through the annals of American History before he can alter the space-time continuum as we know it! Can they stop him in time? Don’t miss the start of the blast from the past ride that will have everyone on the edge of their seat when DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 erupts off of the shelves this July!
DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 (MAY140886)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY140887)
FOC – 06/09/14, On-Sale – 07/02/14
Texas alt-metal band Nothing More recently paid a visit to the 106.7 KBPI studio in Denver to perform a fantastic acoustic cover of their current single “This Is The Time”. It’s a fantastically lush cover that includes heavy use of vocal effects, pads, synths, harmonies, and a whole lot more.
I’m really excited for the upcoming self-titled album release from this band and I highly recommend you check them out. Very exciting stuff!
UK director Peter Nicholson (Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand, Pompeii: The Last Day) is prepping feature psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing with principal photography to begin on June 10th, reports Deadline.
Isabelle Grey (Accused) wrote the script about “two twenty-something friends who are led into a web of mind games, sexual deceit and betrayal when they meet an enigmatic stranger on a weekend trip.”
Gemma-Leah Devereux (pictured; Stitches, “The Tudors”), Rebecca Night (Lark Rise To Candleford) and Callum Blue (Colombiana, Smallville) star with David Hayman (Queen And Country, Jack Ryan) and theater actress Olivia Morgan also in the cast.
Radius-TWC has acquired David Robert Mitchell’s indie It Follows out of the Cannes market
“For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.”
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe all star.
The pic is said to have riveting central performance from Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace.
It’s only been a few hours since the news broke, and I’m already receiving e-mails from friends and family blaming horror for these pre-teens horrific actions. Why me? I guess they don’t approve of Bloody Disgusting, or something?
Firstly, horror movies have nothing to do with the following story, and furthermore, this is the result of poor parenting and/or mental illness. Blaming the horror genre or some mythological creature is just an easy scapegoat.
With that said, many of you may be aware of the Slender Man memes. They’re incredible. They’re fun. They’re scary. And anyone who knows how to use a search engine will also learn that they were created by Eric Knudsen (“Victor Surge”) of the Something Awful forum back in 2009. Apparently, these two pre-teen girls believed the legend to be true and hoped to prove their worth by murdering one of their friends.
JSOnline shares this terrifying story about two 12-year-old girls plotting the murder over the course of a few months.
Morgan E. Geyser was allowed to have two friends over each year for her birthday. This year, she’d celebrate on May 30. That is the day she and Anissa E. Weier would try to kill their friend during a sleepover.
On Monday, the two Waukesha girls were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, each facing up to 65 years in prison. Their victim, another 12-year-old from Waukesha, was stabbed 19 times by either Geyser or Weier or both, according to a criminal complaint. All three attend Horning Middle School in Waukesha.
Both suspects explained the stabbing to police referencing their dedication to Slender Man, the character they discovered on a website called Creepypasta Wiki, which is devoted to horror stories.
Weier told police that Slender Man is the “leader” of Creepypasta, and in the hierarchy of that world, one must kill to show dedication. Weier said that Geyser told her they should become “proxies” of Slender Man — a paranormal figure known for his ability to create tendrils from his fingers and back — and kill their friend to prove themselves worthy of him. Weier said she was surprised by Geyser’s suggestion, but also excited to prove skeptics wrong and show that Slender Man really did exist.
The suspects believed that “Slender,” as Weier called him, lived in a mansion in the Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. The plan was to kill the victim and walk to Slender’s mansion.
JSOnline carries the full break down of these girls’ evil intentions, and what happened to the victim who thankfully survived the attack. You can talk about it below and share your thoughts in regards to the influence of horror on children, too.
Japanese metal band Dir En Grey have released a trailer for an upcoming live Dum Spiro Spero DVD, which was filmed at the famed Nippon Budokan arena in Japan. The DVD, which follows the release of this year’s live DVD/documentary Tour13 Ghoul, will be released July 16th on Blu-ray and DVD. The trailer shows the band performing in front of a massive crowd and shows off the band’s impressive live production, which includes pillars of fog, flames, lasers, and huge video screens.
The band has also stated that a new album will be released this November. It is the band’s first album since 2011′s Dum Spiro Spero, which is a fantastic album and one you should definitely check out!
With the addition of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford we already knew that the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII will have one foot planted firmly in the past (a feeling reconfirmed by the Tatooine set pics that his yesterday).
But now it appears that the rumors of them going whole hog are true, as this is pretty clearly the Millenium Falcon being built onset. Who knows how much action it’ll get in the film? My bet is that it just kind of hangs out in Han Solo’s space garage until he hands it down to his son at the end of his film and the kid takes off with it in the final frames.
Just a reminder, there’s a chance this movie could be good. The Star Wars tally stands at one really great movie, one pretty good movie, one decent movie and three awful movies.
For more pics, hit up the site that shall not be named in the source link below.
Although the 1976 Dustin Hoffman-starrer Marathon Man is a better jumping off point, I watched Paul Michael Glaser’s 1987 The Running Man on Netflix this weekend, so that serves as the inspiration for the following post.
Starring the great Arnold Schwarzenegger (and Jesse Ventura), I’ve been watching this dystopian classic since I was a kid. In it, Schwarzenegger refuses military orders to obliterate a small town, which results in him being framed and staged for a public stoning on national television. It’s a last man standing film, similar to Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, which has all sorts of political statements layered within.
As a kid, I could give a shit about the social implications, which left me asking one simple question: would I watch a real life Running Man? Could I order a PPV where prisoners are run through the mill and slaughtered right before my very eyes.
Watching it again this weekend had me pondering such a future that oddly doesn’t seem that far fetched. So, I thought I’d bring this discussion to you guys and ask, would you watch a real life Running Man, and why?
Manhattan. The Country. The World. “The Strain” takeover begins Sunday, July 13th on FX.
From Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, here’s yet another trailer, this time showing one of the series’ creatures!!!
“ ‘The Strain’ is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.”
“The Strain” stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Roger Cross, Leslie Hope, Regina King, Robert Maillet, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand, David Bradley, and Richard Sammel.
People are obnoxious with their “unboxing” videos, where they record themselves opening something special in order to rub it in to everyone else’s faces (it’s a form of both gluttony and greed, if you ask me).
NonRandomNonSense took a jab at this cultural cancer with the following Se7en spoof video.
For those of you unacquainted with David Fincher’s 1995 masterpiece, it ends with Somerset (Morgan Freeman) opening a box delivered to his partner, Mills (Brad Pitt), whom watches for a distance. The reveal is that the package contains the head of Mills’ wife (Gwyneth Paltrow).
This absolutely hysterical short film reimagines the final scene from the perspective of Somerset’s cellphone.
Do you remember?
Gravitas Ventures has shared with Bloody Disgusting an exclusive look at the horror/thriller The Last Light, now available on VOD and iTunes!
“The Last Light tells the story of seven strangers who find themselves trapped in an abandoned building after an unexplained apocalyptic event. Not only are they haunted by memories of what they’ve lost, they are also forced to fight off mysterious creatures that hunt them down one by one.”
Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt (The Frozen), the film stars Ed Quinn (Eureka), Edward Furlong (American History X), Jeff Fahey (Planet Terror), Tahyna Tozzi (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Molly Hagan (Election), and Yvonne Zima (Iron Man 3).