This is how you die!
We just brought you a chilling new international trailer for Focus Features’ Insidious Chapter 3. Now, in a clip that just premiered at WonderCon 2015, star Lin Shaye warns that speaking to the dead alone could have grave consequences. We also have a brand spanking new one-sheet!
“This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.“
Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, directs the third film. Bloody Disgusting was invited to the set and saw a lot of cool stuff.
The full cast of Insidious Chapter 3 includes Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) starring alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
Focus Features will release Insidious Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on June 5, 2015.
Out of WonderCon 2015 comes the teaser trailer for Sinister 2, helmed by Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy.
The footage is brief, teasing an eternity of repeat viewings…and a full trailer in the near future.
“In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother and her 9-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.”
Written by Scott Derrickson (director of the first Sinister) and C. Robert Cargill, the sequel to Derrickson’s 2012 chiller stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert and Dartanian Sloan.
Look for Buhguul to return to theaters on August 21, 2015.
For this edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week, I’m bringing you French death metal band Colossus and their brand new video for “Uninvited Guest”, which was directed by guitarist Maxime Dufeutrell and Martin Genty. The video reminds me of Wolf Creek 2 mixed with House of 1,000 Corpses, featuring torture, gore, and strange experimentations. As you can imagine, it’s not for the faint of heart and it’s definitely NSFW!
“Uninvited Guest” comes from the band’s debut album Lobotocracy, which came out last year via Klonosphere Records.
The soundtrack to the newly released and highly praised action/horror game Bloodborne will be released on CD and digital on April 21st via Sumthing Else Music Works. Pre-orders are open now for the 21-track album and can be found here.
The music of the game was composed by an all-star team of FromSoftware composers featuring Yuka Kitamura (Dark Souls II), Tsukasa Saitoh and Nobuyoshi Suzuki as well as guest composers including Ryan Amon (Elysium) and Michael Wandmacher (Twisted Metal).
Direct from the press release:
[The music] features nearly 70 minutes of hauntingly beautiful music performed by a 65-piece orchestra, a 32-piece choir, and multiple vocal and instrumental soloists. The resulting musical collaboration transports listeners to a world of dread, beauty, and despair with every note, every beat of the drum, and every vocalization.
A behind-the-scenes video on the composition of the music can be seen below. Make sure to read our review of the game here.
Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman. Stargazing is almost impossible in urban areas with so much air and light pollution, but in the small mid-western town of Mukawgee, we can glimpse into the space between the stars in UFOlogy #1 (of 6). Here, we experience two narratives of high school kids who just want to be themselves or some sort of normal, though their life experiences are frustrating, confusing, and extraordinary. The expectations from school, parents, and classmates represent pressure from all sides, which immersed me into the book immediately. What really grabbed my attention was the amazing names attached and the clearly supernatural elements. This is not the normal sci-fi book, nor is it strictly horror — it’s fun, shocking, and entrancing. I’m now 100% emotionally invested.
WRITTEN BY: James Tynion IV, Noah J. Yuenkel
ART BY: Matthew Fox
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Studios
RELEASE: April 1, 2015
As this is the first of six issues, there’s a lot of introduction, but there’s never a boring moment nor is anything exactly as it seems. Does it seem like I’m over-hyping this title? I’m not, this is just one example of what I’ve been craving from comics for years. It’s a story that feels familiar, but takes the paranormal in a new, fun, and heartbreaking direction.
Matthew Fox’s cover transports us to the end of this first chapter, so we start without any context for the dazed girl, scared boy, and strange beam swirling into the sky from a vaguely Victorian house. Foreshadowing can be annoyingly overt, but I didn’t feel that anything was too obvious. Continuing with fantastic art, the first page opens with radio bubbles that are at first obnoxious – “EF-AR-EE-EE-KAY” radio? Sounds awful until you learn who’s behind the microphone. The sky fading from black to the soft pinks and purples of sunset or sunrise spreading over snow and highlighting the locus of our story, a remote small town splattered with multicolored stars swirling above. We’re provided with succinct exposition by the radio host and must decide throughout the book who is the reliable narrator, if there even is one yet.
Our protagonist, Becky, just wants to do things on her own terms like study law and, really, just be left alone. She’s stubborn with a resting bitch-face and it seems outwardly like she has everything and still doesn’t care about anything. Oh, but it’s not the case. Her story runs parallel to the slightly younger boy Finch, a rebel with a past that is inspired by Fox Mulder. These two and a special twist are the core of the story. Without revealing too much, Becky and her not-date explore an abandoned house to find that they are not alone and follow mysterious floating spores. An older man, well, demonic-ish alien, stands in the corner, glows green, speaks in an unrecognizable language, and spreads more spores. Becky is marked by the alien, but it’s “supposed” to be Finch.
Part of Tynion’s genius is his ability to write teenage narratives that are applicable to almost everyone. It’s so much more than teen angst and hormone driven drama. He demonstrates this talent in The Woods. Those essential connections are paramount to what makes his stories work so well. His comics present a reality that’s based in experience and knowledge that growing up is rough; furthermore, struggle to find one’s self is continually confusing and frustrating process. The characters in Tynion’s books are recognizable, they are more developed than the brat pack, yet embracing those seemingly cliché attitudes of those awkward years before what’s always been considered adulthood. I’m excited to see that co-creator and writer Noah J. Yuenkel (The House In The Wall) contributes to this mood so perfectly. It’s obvious that their voices flow together on the same level of the weird. Adam Metcalfe’s colors are surreal blue and pink hues that feels like we’re there, gazing as everything transforms in front of us that makes the uneasiness palpable.
UFOlogy brings weird slipstream fiction to the forefront of modern comics. There’s an evident love of Le Fanu and Lovecraft, the more modern works of China Miéville and Ray Bradbury, and the surge of pop-culture obsession with the paranormal of cult phenomena in the early 1990s with The X-Files and Twin Peaks. Now there are so many questions to be answered. Why here and why now? I want to believe that there is more out there, so now I want to see the proof in the next five issues.
If you don’t like it, well… “sure. fine. whatever.”
Taylor Hoffman is the newest member of our comics review team! She likes comics and weird fiction, and can be found on twitter: @taylorcheckers
The continuation of BOOM! Studios streak of phenomenal 80′s adaptations doesn’t seem to be letting up with next week’s “Escape From New York” #5. Christopher Sebela is doing a remarkable job at bringing the world of the first film to a much more interesting and satisfying place than the lackluster sequel Escape from L.A. After the conclusion of its first arc, Sebela has thrown Snake into the middle of a battleground in Siberia. Make sure to pick up the title next week to learn a little bit more about the world of Snake Plisskin.Escape from New York #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Main A: Mike Henderson Main B: Robert Sammelin Variant: Joseph Michael LinsnerPrice: $3.99 Synopsis: New story arc! The government throws Snake out of a plane and into the middle of a battle in Siberia, right back into the war he thought he’d left behind.
Fear the cure.
Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound has released the trailer for Strange Blood.
From producer Pearry Teo (Cloud Atlas), Strange Blood is the directorial debut of acclaimed photographer and music video director Chad Michael Ward, who has worked with Marilyn Manson, Slash, and Static-X amongst others.
“When a brilliant but obsessive scientist (Robert Brettenaugh) goes to extremes to develop a universal cure for all disease, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a bloodthirsty madman. Time running out, and with the aid of his med student assistant (Alexandra Bard), he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being “cured.””
Robert Brettenaugh stars alongside Alexandra Bard.
Check out a bunch of exclusive stills here.
RLJE/Image Entertainment is getting Infected on DVD June 2, 2015.
Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive look at the trailer for Andrew Gilbert’s indie starring Luke Hobson, Nicky Paul Barton, Roger Fowler, Samuel Hogarth, and David Wayman.
“An average day in a quiet suburb becomes ground zero for the end of the world that we knew. When a fast-spreading global pandemic turns ordinary people into flesh-eating monsters, a handful of terrified survivors and the remnants of an army squad find refuge in an elementary school turned emergency shelter. With the hordes of walking dead trying to get in, scarce weapons and a dwindling food supply, the embattled refugees begin to turn on each other. As they slowly perish, they desperately attempt to escape and determine if they are the last uninfected humans left on Earth.“
Last week Rob Zombie revealed his Doom-Head from his now-filming Halloween slasher 31.
This morning he told his loyal followers that there’s only two days left of filming, and as a treat shared a first glimpse at Judy Geeson as ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside ‘Father Murder’ (Malcom McDowell), owner of the park.
In addition, below is some more old concept art showing three characters to be featured in 31.
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
Jeff Daniel Phillips will play ‘Roscoe’, the ass-kicking carney mechanic of Venus Virgo’s traveling show.
Malcolm McDowell plays ‘Father Murder’, the owner of Murder World for which the film is based.
Judy Geeson plays ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside McDowell. She joins David Ury, who will be playing ‘Schizo-Head’, one half of murderous team of brothers living inside Murder World. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was recently cast as ‘Panda Thomas’, with Elizabeth Daily (E.G. Daily) playing ‘Sex-head’, and Torsten Voges as the insane partner of Death-Head. Ginger Lynn is featured as ‘Cherry Bomb’, a very special friend of Doom-Head (portrayed by Richard Brake), as was Jane Carr, who will portray ‘Sister Serpent’, a wicked cross of Satan meets Mother Goose. Pancho Moler will be seen as ‘Sick-Head’, and Tracy Walter stars as ‘Lucky Leo.’
Daniel Roebuck plays ‘Paster Victor’, an unfortunate participant in last year’s game of 31.
Lew Temple, Devin Sidell and Sheri Moon Zombie also star.
It took nearly 16-hours of television to deliver this insane death montage from “The Walking Dead”.
Have a look at a video that contains each and every (human and zombie) death from the fifth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”!
I stopped watched towards the end of the third season, and this video had me salivating for a return. Maybe I’ll play a little catch-up when it arrives on home video. I mean, seriously, the effects work looks pretty damn incredible, especially when they do a close-up (like in the scene pictured above). Damn, guys, this shit is on television? Awesome.
Personally, I can’t wait to see the undead ravage everyone on the west coast in “Fear the Walking Dead”, premiering this fall on AMC.
It was announced back in 2013 that US-based Epic Pictures Group partnered with Norwegian-based Yesbox Productions to finance and produce an English-language sequel to the internationally successful Thale (review), the mythological suspense thriller which was written and directed by Aleksander Nordaas.
Discovered over at NFI is some concept art that reveals a second mythical creature.
The sequel will again be written and directed by Nordaas, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group producing alongside Bendik Heggen Strønstad of Yesbox Productions. The original film played at both Toronto and SXSW in 2012 and became a worldwide hit, having been released in almost 50 countries.
In the original Norwegian film, “two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Thale is based on a mythical character in Nordic folklore called the “huldra”. According to the myth, a huldra is a beautiful creature with female attributes living deep in the woods. It is said that it seduces men that works in the woods by humming a beautiful song, and they never return to their village. You can recognize a huldra by its cow tail.”
While there’s no U.S. release, the Charlize Theron-starrer Dark Places opens in France on April 8th. Here’s a series of new images, courtesy of Indiewire.
Old wounds are also opened up in the previously released Dark Places trailer that carries sort of a Zodiac vibe.
Charlize Theron is all grown up, but begins to investigate the murder of her family that she witnessed as a child.
It was recently announced that A24 and DirecTV acquired all U.S rights to Dark Places, based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn.
“Theron plays a survivor of the brutal killing of her family as a child who’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.”
It also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll, and was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.
“If Siouxsie Sioux & Portishead made a baby while Blade Runner was on…”
That’s the self-description of Los Angeles-based goth pop group Ultra Violent Rays, who teamed up with us to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for their new single “Vegas”.
The video shows a secret poker game held up by two people who ultimately don’t realize what they’ve gotten themselves into. The track itself is a brooding, dark piece that electronically whispers and sizzles, aggressively baring its fangs as it builds for a strike.
You can purchase the “Vegas” single via iTunes.