Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the release of “The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series,” available on DVD August 26, 2014.
“Travel into the fifth dimension once again with THE TWILIGHT ZONE, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans.”
The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few – in compelling tales of intrigue by such noted writers and filmmakers as Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Arthur C. Clarke, George R.R. Martin, Wes Craven, William Friedkin and so many more!
This collection contains all three seasons from the classic ’80s TV series.
Special features include a photo gallery, an exclusive Wes Craven video interview as well as over a dozen audio commentaries by the creative forces behind the show.
How long can you hold your breath?
The Facebook for the indie The Drownsman just shared the new festival trailer for the pic starring Antisocial‘s Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, and Clare Bastable. Ry Barrett plays the title character.
Gearing up for a Fantasia premiere, the Chad Archibald-directed horror begins, “After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.“
Bloody Disgusting reader ‘Mike A.’ just caught wind of an article in the Chicago Tribune that reports Sinister 2 will film entirely in the Chicago area for one month beginning in August, according to a spokesman for Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind the horror film.
Ciaran Foy, who directed the incredible 2012 film Citadel, has been tapped to direct Sinister 2 for Blumhouse. Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first installment, penned the script with his co-writer on the first film, C. Robert Cargill.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but an ad on Simon Casting’s Facebook page stated “We’re looking for girls, ages 8-12, who speak Norwegian for a role in a horror feature film. … The project begins shooting in mid-August in Chicago.” Says the site, the Illinois Film Office’s Betsy Steinberg confirmed the ad is for Sinister 2.
The first film starred Ethan Hawke as a true-crime writer who finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.
Progressive rock/metal act The Contortionist are gearing up for the release of their upcoming album Language, which drops September 16th via eOne Music. It will be the first album with new vocalist Michael Lessard.
I’m beyond happy to share this album with people! The experience and result are something I’m proud to have been a part of. I think this album will show how we’ve all progressed as writers and players.
The band has released “Language I: Intuition”, the first single from the upcoming album and half of the album’s title track.
Guitarist Cameron Maynard states, “Conceptually, the song highlights the intuitive nature that stems from the creative process itself”
Listen to the wonderful track below.
You best believe that I listen to you readers when you suggest something for me to check out. In the last “Check This Band Out” entry, which recommended The Parlour Trick, ‘markajacoby’ recommended that I check out Jill Tracy, stating, “She’s been doing this for years and is phenomenal. If you like this check her out because not only is her music great, she has one of the most haunting voices out there!” Well, you sold me!
Based in San Francisco, Tracy is a multi-instrumentalist whose musical style is very cinematic in nature (check out her score for F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu here). She herself stated in an interview, speaking of the “Eye Of The Beholder” episode of The Twilight Zone:
How fantastic that a story could evoke such emotion and response essentially revealing so little. I abide by that in my approach to music. It’s the breath, the spaces between the notes and the arrangements that make the work come alive. The soul lives in the silence.
She continues, stating:
…mood can be solely conjured by music. Someone’s at a carnival, and it’s supposed to be happy, but then suddenly the music changes and gives it a sense of dread.
Head below to hear some of her fantastic music.
What would you do if The Purge was real? More importantly, what would Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer do? That’s the question answered last night at Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where a brilliant-sounding show called “Seinfeld: The Purge” was staged.
From the UCB Theater website:
What is the deal with The Purge? Find out in this brand new episode of “Seinfeld”! All crime is legal for twelve hours, but Jerry just wants to spend a quiet Purge inside. Meanwhile George tries to Purge a friend, Elaine considers the benefits of a “Purge-Break Up” and Kramer gets a soda machine.
Seinfeld is pretty much my favorite thing in the world, so I’m really hoping somebody filmed this show. I love how even during the most deadly night of the year, Kramer finds something ridiculous to buy for his apartment (think he put the soda machine next to the hot tub?).
Did any BD readers over in L.A. check it out?
“Seinfeld: The Purge” was written by John Ford and directed by Justin Donaldson and I need it in my life right now.
Don’t you hate it when you can’t sleep? When your mind refuses to shut off, it just keeps going and going. It’s like an endurance test, to see how long you can lie awake in bed before you finally give up and go watch TV. Tonight’s that kind of night for me, but instead of turning to television, I decided to seek out some creepy stories. You all seemed to enjoy that last one, so here’s another.
Untitled, written by ZebraWater
Seeing the people you’ve killed is a really good way to ruin a good night’s sleep. I just returned from Afghanistan not too long ago. Eight weeks to be exact.
You know what question I’m answering. Two men and a kid. In all honesty, it should have been four. When we were clearing a building I saw a pile of rags on the ground, I kicked it out of the way and with some meaty thuds the object rolled across the floor and began crying. The mother ran over and picked up her baby. The look in her eyes. I’ve seen the eyes of men who genuinely wanted to kill me. But her’s, her’s were ones that didn’t want me to die. They wanted me to suffer.
Contact left, two males.
I hear yelling in two different languages. All I heard in English was “drop the knife.”
All I heard in whatever language they speak were threats.
The knife was still in hand. Inhale. Two in the chest, one in the head. Exhale. Inhale. Two in the chest, one in the head. Exhale. We detain the mother. I walk over to examine the bodies. The man with the knife only had one in the chest. Where is the other round?
I look behind him. I see a kid. No more than twelve. Dead. Hole in his throat. I got the jugular. There was more blood than kid. In the kid’s hand was a sandy .38 caliber revolver. I still haven’t inhaled…
The night before was the last night I slept. Ever since that mission I had been under a lot of stressful investigations. People questioning if I saw the kid, jesus, if I AIMED for the kid.
Long story short, I’m clear. That’s all that matters right? I get to go home and enjoy my fat, American restaurants. I get to see my family. My pregnant wife. I get to look into her eyes. I wish there was a way I could see her eyes without her seeing mine. I don’t want her to see what I did. After eight weeks of no eye contact, there seems to be a strain on our relationship.
I glue my ass to the computer chair and let the room bathe in the blue computer light. My eyes hurt. I spend most of my time on Reddit, Youtube, Pornhub. I deleted my Facebook. Solitude and anonymity is the one thing I seek most now. After 89 hours of no sleep, my wife convinced me to go to the doctor.
A new drug. No-REM-No-Problem. I didn’t know if it was the motto or the drug, but the doctor assured me it’s a drug.
“Trust the name!” was the motto.
I started taking No-REM and this is where things start getting crazy. I pop two pills before dinner and I’m golden. I sleep like it was an olympic event. I constantly have the same dream and occasionally wake up in places I didn’t fall asleep. It became a party joke.
“Sometimes I’ll wake up and my husband will be asleep in the bathtub and sometimes he’ll just be lounging around in the garden next to the tool shed!”
Everyone laughs. But if I told them the dream that preludes it. No one would laugh. No one laughs at the slaughter of a twelve-year-old boy. The only problem with this No-REM is I can’t wake up. I HAVE to watch this dream. When it becomes too much, I wake up outside of my bed.
Eventually two pills stopped working. I had to upgrade to three. Then four. Then I started having the day dreams. I don’t mean I stared off into space or anything like that. I mean I was seeing shit. Sometimes I would hear the baby I kicked in the distance. Sometimes I would see the eyes of the mother when it got real dark. The one place I could never look, though, was the mirror.
I would see a much happier version of myself, grinning ear-to-ear. At first I thought it was actually me. I thought I was actually happy. But then I him… me, pull out a box-cutter and slash at the arms. When I looked down, there would be nothing. Other times I would brand myself. Sometimes I would cut a little bit of skin off and flush it down the toilet. My other self always told me to wear long sleeves. That he didn’t want anyone to see his scars. I listened to him.
For weeks I tried to stay out of a mirrors gaze until I saw my wife crying. She was looking at the mirror and she said he keeps cutting himself. I asked her who, but she didn’t hear me. I screamed it, still, she just kept staring into the mirror. I looked in with her, maybe she saw what I saw.
It was the same dopple-ganger. But, This time he was not smiling. He had a cartoonish frown on his face. One you would have to REALLY try to make. Before I knew it he was cutting her throat open with the same box- cutter. As soon as I saw the blood pour out I woke up in the garden next to the shed again. This medication was getting too out of hand. I got in my car and floored it to the hospital, halfway their I noticed I was in the same clothes I wore yesterday, which was strange because I always woke up in pajamas.
After rushing to the hospital and being extremely rude to people I convinced the doctor to see me right away. I tell him everything and the next words he spoke made my heart so audible in my head I would have thought it was behind my ears.
“John, you’re in the control group. No-REM should have had no effect on you because it’s sugar…”
My mouth was dry, I couldn’t even drizzle out a word. I looked down at my arms and instantly felt pain shooting up and down. I rolled up my sleeves and saw the brands. The cuts. The piece of skin I flushed away. I hear the doctor say something along the lines of “Oh, sweet Christ…”
I scramble for my phone and scroll down to my wife’s name. I try calling it. No answer.
Yes. In the shed.
That’s the answer to the question I know you want to ask.
This story was republished from Reddit.
Just before E3, after months of anticipation, rumors, and leaked posters — we were finally gifted with a look at Mortal Kombat X. Outside of some distracting music, the trailer — which you can watch below — successfully managed to get the hype train rolling for what promises to be one of the goriest and most viscerally satisfying fighting games since, well, Mortal Kombat 9.
The game looks great, but one thing I’m very eager to see is the steady trickling of guest fighters we’ll see following its release. If you look back at the last Mortal Kombat, the bar was set pretty high with the addition of Freddy Krueger.
Granted, it wasn’t the version of Freddy we all wanted, but it was a neat nod to our favorite genre nonetheless.
When asked about the possibility of guest fighters from outside of the Mortal Kombat universe appearing in the game, series creator Ed Boon all-but confirmed that it will happen.
“Freddy Krueger was the most downloaded character in Mortal Kombat 9,” Boon told Polygon. “Scorpion was the guest character in Injustice, and he was the most downloaded character in that game. It’s working out for us, and I’d be surprised if we ignored those numbers.”
Boon also confirmed that no superheroes will be among the guest fighters.
“I’d be hard-pressed to have a DC character as a downloadable character in Mortal Kombat X,” Boon said. “The main reason is, I have no desire to cut Batman’s head off. I have no desire to kill Superman.”
Horror movies are a obviously fine source of fighters for NetherRealm to borrow from, and not one of them have been known to shy away from copious amounts of gore. So with that in mind, what horror movie icon(s) would you like to see make an appearance in Mortal Kombat X?
Picture this: It’s a Friday. You’re on your lunch break. It’s a gorgeous day, with an ideal combination of ample sunlight that’s kept cool by a continuous breeze. You’re in your car, the windows are rolled down, and you’re bobbing your head to your favorite tunes. Maybe you took a detour at a Starbucks and are sipping on a venti vanilla bean frappuccino, maybe you didn’t.
Everything’s perfect, the weekend is just around the corner. Then, without warning, a corpse strapped to a gurney is jettisoned from the big white van in front of you.
Even though you’re in mid sip, struggling to evade the chunk of ice that’s trying its best to keep your straw from delivering that delicious Starbucks nectar to your eager tummy — because even the all-knowing Starbucks baristas make mistakes — you narrowly escape the gurney and the expired human that’s strapped to it.
“Phew, that was close” you say to yourself. Then, a dragon- err, no, this isn’t storytime.
Flourishes aside, this exact scenario was experienced by some folks on a busy Pennsylvania road this past Friday when the rear doors on a coroner’s van malfunctioned, releasing its macabre contents onto the road.
According to the Bucks County Courier Times, this happened next to a shopping mall, making it very possible that one or more of the unsuspecting drivers behind the van had stopped at Starbucks.
Plenty of passersby saw it happen, including Jerry Bradley, who posted on his Facebook, saying “Just when I thought I’ve seen everything. That’s a dead body on a stretcher that launched out of the back of a coroner’s vehicle in Feasterville.”
Now, because I’m strange and have a coffee-obsessed gremlin residing in the part of my brain that should house my morality, when I first read this news I immediately thought of how cool it would’ve been to be behind the coroner’s van when it happened.
Back in April, we were teased with the news of a new Fatal Frame. The announcement was paltry on details, but publisher Koei Tecmo games will be remedying that very soon with a NicoNico stream this Thursday, where they’ll be celebrating the beloved survival horror series as well as showing off the next game. The stream will also cover the manga series and the upcoming live-action film, which is slated to haunt theaters in Japan on September 26.
So far, all we know about the next Fatal Frame is it’s coming exclusively to the Wii U.
The stream kicks off on July 17 at 1:30 PM in Japan, or 9:30 PM on July 16 if you reside on the west coast (12:30 AM on the east coast).
While you wait, you should consider burning a few minutes with our Fatal Frame V wish list.
And, because I’m curious, which Fatal Frame is your favorite?
It’s Halloween night in Rob Zombie’s forthcoming horror flick, 31, which he’s already beginning to tease on his Facebook page.
Check out one of many production drawings from the film, courtesy of Alex Horley, which teases some masked terror to come.
Zombie promises that lots of news is coming soon, so get ready for some casting announcements.
“All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new,” Zombie teased last month. “It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.”
In news that will make you cringe, a young, unwed couple in China are in jail for selling two of their kids to fund their gaming habits. According to the mother, the first child, a baby boy, was the result of an unplanned pregnancy. He was sold, along with his sibling, to traffickers from Fujian to alleviate the financial burden of raising kids — and so the couple could use the money to purchase virtual items for an unnamed free-to-play video game.
“[The father] likes buying items in online games, and he likes staying out all night at internet cafes,” the mother explained in an interview. According to her, the father never had any intention of supporting the boy, so they made the decision to sell him. Because, clearly, that’s the only option.
Then, when she got pregnant again, they did it again. It wasn’t until they sold the second child when the kids’ grandfather turned the couple in to the authorities.
It’s no secret that child trafficking is a massive problem in China, where it is illegal. Unfortunately, horrible stories like this are way more common than they should ever be, as awful people sell their kids to other families, gangs, and even street peddlers.
The couple is now awaiting trial.
If you’re unfamiliar with it, Deadman’s Cross is Square Enix’s zombie-themed mobile shooter and card collecting game that also happens to be ridiculously popular. Our very own T. Blake Braddy had a chat with producer Shinichi Tatsuke back in April, where they discussed the game’s goal of being the ultimate zombie card game.
Seeing as the Resident Evil franchise is one of the most popular zombie-themed franchise out there — despite its recent stumblings — pairing the two really is a no-brainer (sorry).
This crossover brings a hefty dose of new content to Deadman’s Cross, including an explorable Raccoon City that’s brimming with monsters and collectible Deadmen cards that should be familiar to fans of Resident Evil. There are also special items, like herbs and permits. If you own the game, you can enjoy all this content, for free, from now to July 27.
Being both a writer and producer, I’ve been blessed to be part of the casting process of a movie – I can’t even begin to tell you how difficult it is, especially for an indie film. But it doesn’t take expert eyes to recognize talent like this.
Released by Universal Pictures in Sweden, below is footage of Henry Thomas auditioning for the role of Elliot in Steven Spielberg’s E.T..
You can hear Spielberg in the background giving Thomas direction, explaining to him what his character’s mindset would be.
Then, someone else off-screen lazily reads off lines from the screenplay that sound as if they’re a work in progress (or the delivery is just awful). Being that this is who young Thomas had to react to makes the video all the more magical.
Behold Thomas’ conviction followed by an emotional explosion. It’s powerful stuff from such a young actor. I can only imagine what he used to get motivated – possibly he was thinking about his dog dying or maybe he wanted the job so bad that he thought about being rejected by one Steven Spielberg? Whatever the case may be, prepare to be transported to planet awesome and enjoy the end when Spielberg quickly exclaims, “You got the job!”
Note: I’m not an extra features kinda guy, so I couldn’t tell you if the following footage is on any of the domestic releases.
There’s no denying how beautiful the underwater city of Rapture is. It’s a haunting look at the potential, both good and bad, of unrestricted science and technology. Without boundaries, humans are capable of some truly remarkable, and disturbing, things. I’ve always been a big fan of video game concept art, especially when the game looks as good as BioShock does. In this video, we get a look at game that defined a console generation. Enjoy.
Oh, and there are some spoilers here, but if you haven’t played BioShock yet, I’m afraid I’ll have to curse you with an itch that your arms will be too short to scratch.
Metal band Slipknot are being rather silent and mysterious about their upcoming album, the follow up to 2008′s All Hope Is Gone. But now they might be letting some sibilant whispers creep out of the shadows in the form of a brief video teaser that is very dark and horror-fueled. You can watch the teaser below.
Also, make sure to check out their 3-day festival Knotfest. More information can be found here.
Last week we asked “What Kind Of Zombie Are You?” and a ton of you got to figure out what type of undead brain eater you’d end up being. This week, we want to go larger than life and find out what destroyer of cities you’d be! Below is a quiz that asks, “Which Godzilla Kaiju Are You?” Head on below to get your answer!
I got Rodan, which states the following:
A Drifter and a Loner, you’re the definition of ‘cool’ and absolutely ooze charisma. You live life in the fast lane, and are on a constant hunt for the next big thrill. Others find your aura irresistibly magnetic, yet you’d rather just be left to your own devices. The further you push people away, the closer they want to be. Selfish? Maybe… But you’re flying too fast to care.
Basically, I’m the 80′s cool kid who got the hot girl without trying…because he literally did nothing to try and get her.
Bloody Disgusting reader Karl Howell introduced me to an online comic strip that spoofs Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
Created in the style of Mad Magazine‘s legendary artist Mort Drucker, renown comic book artist Mark Harrison (“2000AD,” “Durham Red,” “Glimmer Rats,” “Star Wars,” “AVP”) shared “PrometheArse,” a joke strip that takes on Scott’s no-so-well received Alien prequel.
Explains Harrison, on the site where you can read the strip in its entirety:
I assumed MAD would have latched onto Prometheus like the proverbial facehugger given it’s obvious potential for parody, but was surprised to see it had passed them by. With the encouragement of friends, born out of cathartic need and our seemingly endless debate on the film, I decided to do my own version of a MAD magazine strip. I wanted it to look authentic, not just in the writing (keeping the American references, humor) and copying the strip format and art style of Mort Drucker (one of my art heroes) but also the paper texture and the worn fade look of the inks. I worked entirely in PhotoShop, customising brushes and actions to create a traditional pen and ink wash look. After many weekends of work, what started out as a joking promise ended up as what you see here. Hopefully it strikes the right MAD magazine tone of being mildly amusing and irreverent but not cruel and abusive.
Aside from my obvious affection for MAD and the art of Mort Drucker, I do (believe it or not) have an amount of respect for those involved in the making of the film. At the risk of undermining the humor, Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors (principally for two of my favorite films; Alien and Blade Runner). I think the cast are very good actors, (especially Charlize Theron!) The concept art and design of the film is excellent. The directing is mercifully free of camera shake, edit-fu and lens flares. The story is… the story is…. errr …see parody!
Click the above link for the entire strip. Harrison also created concept art for the “Aliens vs Predator” game for SEGA.
Image Source: Mark Harrison
Scream Factory has officially announced the September 9 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of a horror favorite featuring one of the scariest movie monsters of all time, Pumpkinhead, which includes several bonus features including new interviews.
“When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen; Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks it’s slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast – and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever.“
Also starring Jeff East (Deadly Blessing), Joel Hoffman (Slumber Party Massacre Ii) and Kerry Remsen (A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge).
Pumpkinhead Special Features:
NEW – REMEMBERING THE MONSTER KID: A TRIBUTE TO STAN WINSTON featuring new interviews with actors Lance Henriksen and Brian Bremer, special effects artists Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and Shannon Shea
NEW interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D’Aquino and Matthew Hurley
Audio Commentary by Co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis
PUMPKINHEAD UNEARTHED (now in HD) – a documentary on the making of PUMPKINHEAD featuring Evolution of a Demon, The Cursed and the Damned, The Torture Soul of Ed Harley, Constructing Vengeance, Razorback Holler
Featurette: Demonic Toys
Couldn’t be happier to offer a preview of Scott Snyder and Jock’s “Wytches” from Image comics. This is the team that worked so beautifully together on a chilling run for Detective Comics and I couldn’t be happier to see the two working together again, and on horror no less. This is easily my most anticipated book of the year. Snyder belongs in horror, he cuts to the human core of characters and exposes fear with relative ease. Jock’s art is sure to get under people’s skin and this preview should show you exactly why. Enough of my talk, just look at this gorgeous book! From Image:
STORY: SCOTT SNYDER
ART / COVER: JOCK
OCTOBER 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99
Scott Snyder says, “We couldn’t be more excited to have this series sit on the shelves with other great Image Books like Lazarus, Manhattan Projects, Southern Bastards and of course The Walking Dead. Forget everything you think you know about witches.”