One of my good friends, Norith Soth, co-directed (with Taka Arai) a found-footage horror film back in 2012 called Face.
It’s one of the most raw found-footage movies I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s going to annoy most of you. But, for those who are seeking something widely different, and can handle the hand-held “shaky cam” look, you may wanna take a chance on Face. I saw the initial cut of the film, released on DVD, and found it disgusting and unnerving. Still, it was long in the tooth and felt repetitive. I worked a bit with Norith to try and bring some cohesiveness to the film, which resulted in this 60-minute cut that’s now available on Fandor. This was a simple case of friend helping a friend, and I hope that some of you enjoy this weird, tiny, and nauseating indie.
An annual Halloween fear competition between a fraternity and sorority goes awry when drugs, alcohol and the old battle of the sexes are mixed together. What is on the line? The losers must do anything the winners ask for one night. The bros won last year. They not only violated the loser but uploaded the footage on the internet. Jamie, the head of the sorority, wants vengeance. She has concocted a devilish plan to humiliate the frat brothers and come out on top. However, she is not aware that Matt, the head of the fraternity, has machinations of his own. Who will win this year? At what cost? The lives of women and men are at stake in this unflinching, carnal, depraved film that will upend the way that you see the opposite sex forever.
Up the irons!
Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have released a video for their new track “The Speed Of Light”, which comes from their upcoming album The Book Of Souls.
Directed by Llexi Leon, the video shows Eddie the Head, traveling through multiple video games that he must beat in order to restore his body. The games take inspiration from titles such as Donkey Kong, Paranautical Activity, Turok, and Serious Sam, among others. Each game becomes progressively more impressive graphically, allowing them to also be more impressive in the violence and gore department.
For example, at one point, in a Mortal Kombat-esque fight, Eddie tears off the head of “The Beast” (aka Satan) and rams his arm down the exposed throat to rip out his heart!!! If that’s not the most metal thing I’ve written in a while, I don’t know what is.
Make sure to pre-order your copy of The Book Of Souls.
Earlier this week Kino Lorber Studio Classics announced their September DVD & Blu-ray releases and it’s a big month as they’ll be releasing 19 titles! I can’t say that every title will be for everyone, but there’s more than a few that may just speak to Bloody Disgusting readers. Not a ton of horror in September, but some quality action. Here’s a few that I think are worth checking out!
September 8th Releases
Vigilante Force (Blu-ray)
Director: George Armitage
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, Brad Dexter
They hired themselves a hero – But all they got was Trouble! This slick, fast moving and action-packed modern day western delivers a strong dramatic punch. The setting is a small California community that has been turned into a boomtown plagued by violence. Vietnam war hero and ex-trouble maker, Kris Kristofferson (Convoy) is hired to head a vigilante police force – he and his tough squad use violent strong-arm methods and soon clean up the town and proceed to take it for themselves. Now, the town’s leaders turn to Kristofferson’s younger brother, Jan-Michael Vincent (Defiance) to bring an end the vigilante force’s reign and terror. Cult filmmaker George Armitage (Grosse Pointe Blank) wrote and directed this exciting and suspenseful thriller featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes Victoria Principal (TV’s Dallas), Bernadette Peters (The Jerk), Brad Dexter (99 River Street), David Doyle (TV’s Charlie’s Angels), Andrew Stevens (Death Hunt), Paul Gleason (Die Hard) and Loni Anderson (TV’s WKRP in Cincinnati) in the un-credited role of Peaches.
Audio Commentary with Director George Armitage and Filmmaker Elijah Drenner
Director: John Flynn
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Art Carney, Danny Aiello, Rudy Ramos
Action veteran John Flynn (Rolling Thunder) directed this tough-as-nails thriller about a merchant seaman (Jan-Michael Vincent, Vigilante Force) taking on a gang of thugs. Merchant mariner Tommy (Vincent) is stuck in New York’s tough Lower East Side, waiting for his next ship to sail. He mostly keeps to himself, though he takes a liking to a pretty local woman named Marsha (Theresa Saldana, The Evil That Men Do) and befriends a kid (Fernando Lopez, Frankie and Johnny) and an old veteran (Art Carney, The Late Show). But he also finds the neighborhood plagued by a rough, violent gang called the Souls, led by Angel (Rudy Ramos, Quicksilver). Tommy stands up to the gang, and his behavior encourages others in the neighborhood to fight back against their tormentors. The supporting cast includes Danny Aiello (Fort Apache the Bronx), Frank Pesce (Killer Fish) and Tony Sirico (The Sopranos).
Hornets’ Nest (Blu-ray)
Director: Sheldon Reynolds
Starring: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni
Hollywood icon Rock Hudson (Avalanche) stars in this explosive WWII thriller, filled with enough action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat until the climatic finale. Hudson portrays Captain Turner, an American Army officer whose troop has parachuted into the Italian town of Reanoto to blow up a vital dam being used by the Nazis. Upon their landing, the troop is attacked by the Germans, leaving Turner as the lone survivor. He’s rescued by a group of Italian boys – the only survivors of a small town massacred by the Nazis. Outstanding performances by Sylva Koscina (Deadlier Than the Male) and Sergio Fantoni (Von Ryan’s Express) with top-notch direction by Phil Karlson (99 River Street) make this one of the most realistic war films ever made. Featuring a beautiful and haunting score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe, Face to Face).
September 15th Releases
House of the Long Shadows (Blu-ray)
Director: Pete Walker
Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Dezi Arnaz Jr.
Horror legends Vincent Price (The Oblong Box), Christopher Lee (The Crimson Cult), Peter Cushing (Madhouse) and John Carradine (The Sentinel) star as the screen’s greatest gruesome foursome! When a young novelist, Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz, Jr., Billy Two Hats) spends a night at Baldpate Manor to win a bet that he can turn a best-selling novel in 24 hours, he gets more than he bargained for. The grizzly Grisbane clan arrives to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a ghoulish family secret. And their dinner party has murder on the menu. Lightning! Thunder! Torrential rain! Clattering shutters! Creaking doors! A locked attic! A sinister secret! Murder! All the ingredients of the classic “Old Dark House” tale come together in this top-notch horror film by cult filmmaker Pete Walker (House of Whipcord). Co-starring Richard Todd (The Assassin) and Sheila Keith (Frightmare).
Interview with Director Pete Walker | Audio Commentary with Director Pete Walker | Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle
Unforgettable (Blu-ray & DVD)
Director: John Dahl
Starring: Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Kim Cattrall, Christopher McDonald
What is it like to enter into the mind of a sadistic killer, experiencing his every thought… and the thoughts of his victims during their last, terror-stricken moments? From John Dahl, the acclaimed director of Red Rock West comes this fast-paced, stylish thriller that propels you into a hallucinatory realm of heart-stopping suspense that never lets up. Accused of murdering his wife years ago in a blind, alcoholic rage, David Krane (Ray Liotta, Goodfellas) is desperate to clear his name and discover the identity of the real killer. When local researcher Martha Briggs (Linda Fiorentino, The Last Seduction) unveils an experimental drug that allows the user to relive the memories of another person, living or dead, Krane sees his chance… injecting himself, he embarks on a mind-bending quest for the truth that will plunge him into a realm of physical and psychic peril beyond his wildest nightmares. The stellar cast includes Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer, Kim Cattrall and Kim Coates.
Making-of Featurette | Star & Crew Sound Bites | Unedited B-Rolls
Moby Dick (DVD – Mastered in HD)
Director: John Huston
Starring: Gregory Peck, Orson Welles, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews
This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville’s classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film – consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, On the Beach) has but one purpose in life – revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom. The amazing cast includes Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Royal Dano and the great Orson Welles.
September 22nd Releases
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas, Sid Haig
Meet the long and short of L.A.’s vice squad… Keneely (Elliott Gould, The Long Goodbye) is the lanky one… Farrel (Robert Blake, In Cold Blood) is the short one… they may not be the best cops in town, but they sure are the toughest. Stand by for plenty of action in this fast-paced thriller that marked the impressive debut of writer and director Peter Hyams who later went on to make Capricorn One, Outland and Running Scared. Gould and Blake play a pair of Los Angeles cops who find themselves in a bitter conflict with their corrupt superiors as they wage a two-men war against crime czar Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield, The Organization). And even when they’re demoted after a hair-raising shootout, the two dedicated cops are ready to break every rule in the book to bring their quarry to justice. The stellar cast includes Antonio Fargas (Across 110th Street), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Sid Haig (Pit Stop), Cornelia Sharpe (Serpico) and William Sylvester (2001: A Space Odyssey).
Audio Commentary by Director Peter Hyams | Audio Commentary with Star Elliott Gould and Film Critic Kim Morgan
The Destructors (Blu-ray)
Director: Robert Parrish
Starring: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Maurice Ronet
Screen legends Michael Caine (The Holcroft Covenant), Anthony Quinn (The Passage) and James Mason (They Met in the Dark) co-star in this action-packed thriller set in the City of Light. This crime drama chronicles the attempts of a U.S. drug agent (Quinn) to stop a major drug-lord (Mason). Though the agent realizes his three predecessors have all been murdered, and that the French government doesn’t necessarily approve of the Yank’s harassment of a French citizen, he is determined to succeed and when Inspector Briac (Maurice Ronet, Purple Noon), a Parisian cop quietly suggests that maybe he should hire a professional assassin to snuff the drug lord… he hesitantly agrees. The hit man (Caine) turns out to be one of Quinn’s old war buddies and agrees to the take the very dangerous and almost impossible mission. Cult director, Robert Parrish (The Purple Plain) directed this exciting action film featuring another top-notch score by the great Roy Budd (Get Carter). Co-starring Marcel Bozzuffi (The French Connection).
The Satan Bug (Blu-ray)
Director: John Sturges
Starring: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews, Ed Asner
The Message is clear: put an end to war research… or prepare for the end of the Earth. Officials have no doubt about the madman’s ability to carry out his threat; they know he has access to The Satan Bug. George Maharis, Dana Andrews and Anne Frances face the terror of a death germ in this race-against-time thriller directed by the great John Sturges (Bad Day at Black Rock, The Great Escape). The Suspense begins at a top-secret U.S. germ warfare laboratory when containers of lethal microbe are stolen and soon after the group behind the theft proves its deadly resolve by using the weapon to completely annihilate the residents of a small town Florida community. The next target: Los Angeles… unless government agent Maharis and an elite task force can somehow prevent the City of Angels from becoming Hell on Earth. A desperate manhunt is on… the survival of the planet is at stake and the biological doomsday clock is ticking in this superior tale of organized terrorism and split-second heroics. The stellar cast includes Richard Basehart, Frank Sutton, Ed Asner, Simon Oakland and John Anderson.
Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Historian Glenn Erickson
Director: Gary Sherman
Starring: Cheryl Ladd, Staci Keanan, D.W. Moffett, Jeffrey Tambor
Fourteen year-old Lisa (Stacy Keenan, My Two Dads, Step By Step) is raised by her overprotective unmarried mother, Katherine (Cheryl Ladd, Charlie’s Angels, Millennium) who forbids her to date until she’s sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men’s phone numbers from their car IDs and giving them anonymous calls. Their latest victim is the handsome Richard (D.W. Moffett, Black Widow), with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he’s the infamous Candlelight Killer. Suspenseful direction by cult filmmaker Gary Sherman (Dead and Buried, Raw Meat) – Lisa promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
September 29th Release
Savage Weekend (Blu-ray & DVD)
Director: David Paulsen
Starring: Caitlin O’Heaney, David Gale, Jeff Pomerantz, William Sanderson, Yancy Butler
Do you have the guts to find out who’s behind the ghoulish mask? SAVAGE WEEKEND, the darker and primitive side of human nature. A weekend in the country turns into a nightmare of terror when a killer, wearing a gruesome mask, stalks and kills the partygoers in horrific grisly ways. Starring David Gale (RE-ANIMATOR), Caitlin O’Heaney (HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE), William Sanderson (BLADE RUNNER), Jeffrey Pomerantz (RETRIBUTION), Christopher Allport (DEAD & BURIED) and the screen debut of Yancy Butler (HARD TARGET), and directed by David Paulsen (SCHIZOID), this is an early entry into the slasher genre, made in 1976, but not released until 1980. SAVAGE WEEKEND is finally out,in HD from the original vault elements!
Dragon Con 2015 is just three weeks away, and I thought I’d help those of you going get hyped for it by re-posting my visit to last year’s show. I talked to cosplayers, and my producer even had the chance to sit down one-on-one with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson (the full interview can be heard here).
This year’s show takes place from September 4th-7th in Atlanta, Ga., or Labor Day weekend. If you’ve never been before, I can’t recommend it enough. I’ve been twice and had a blast both times.
While there hasn’t been much news made available to the public, it seems that Shane Black’s Predator, which is a sequel to the original film, is moving forward and could very well “reinvent the franchise”!
Producer John Davis tells Collider:
Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. It was the first movie I ever did. I remember in being in the jungle with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] as a 28-year-old and going, ‘This is a fun business!’…Shane’s amazing. He’s an amazing storyteller.
Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker. They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.
Black will direct the film off a script he is co-writing with Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). Black is known for being the writer/director of films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3.
One of the most amazing things that I find on Reddit and Imgur are people who can take faded, scratched and torn photographs and manage to restore them to near perfection. It honestly boggles my mind how they do it, especially when some of them seem to be damaged beyond repair, so much so that I can barely make out what the photo was originally of.
But photographer Jane Long is more than adept at this craft. In fact, she takes broken down photos and brings them into a new world by restoring them and then adding in slightly surreal elements that elevate them into a beautiful and hypnotizing world.
You can see examples of Long’s incredible work below. Make sure to head to her official website to see more amazing art.
Showtime has confirmed that David Lynch will be directing all episodes of the upcoming third season of the beloved murder/mystery show “Twin Peaks“. While it was previously reported that the show could run up to 18 episodes instead of the original 9, that seems to now be in the air as the total number of episodes has yet to be confirmed.
Showtime head David Nevins told Collider:
I never had any doubts we were going to get him back. This was a huge priority project to me. It became clear that it was going to take more than nine episodes, which was the originally planned for and budgeted length of the series. I really wanted to get David to direct the whole thing, and he wanted to direct the whole thing. We had to work out the details.
What’s a little worrisome is that Showtime appears to be uncertain if they can make the original 2016 deadline. Nevins explains, “I’m hoping we make 2016. It’s not clear. It’s ultimately going to be in their control. They’re going to shoot the whole thing and then they’ll start posting… but I’m hoping sooner rather than later.
I’d be very bummed if we didn’t get “Twin Peaks” in 2016 but, then again, I’ll be happy to wait for something that everyone is 100% supportive and proud of.
YouTube user and longtime io9 contributor Paul Garrison Dean couldn’t help himself. Hell, he even writes, “I’ve never done a straight mashup before, but… The Isolation. The Snow. Dudes. Kurt Russell. I had to.”
Because of these similarities, Dean mashed together the visuals of Quentin Tarantino’s newest trailer for Hateful Eight with the audio of John Carpenter’s The Thing, creating “The Thing Rides West”, a glorious trailer that actually, in my mind, looks FAR more interesting than what Tarantino’s latest film seems to offer.
Give it a view below!
As some of you know, I love to cook. There’s something about using my hands to prepare a dish or two that’s incredibly satisfying. And when I see my friends or my company take a bite and smile with pleasure, that’s a really great feeling.
That’s why this next Aftermath Top List is really exciting for me! Coming from Mend, we’ve got Top Horror Related Snack Foods! These dishes range from being actually horror-themed to being just plain horrific! Let’s see if you have the stomach for them all!
You can check out Mend at the Aftermath Festival, which runs from Aug 27th-30th, in Toronto, Canada. Get your tickets here.
Check out the rest of the lists by following our Aftermath tag here.
After premiering in the Midnight section of the SXSW Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment acquired
This morning we brought you the exclusive poster premiere to Mickey Keating’s “Twilight Zone”-esque horror Pod (read our review). Now, we have a way cooler one-sheet to go along with the newly released trailer and word of an August 28th theatrical run.
Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch star in the film in which a family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.
“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla (Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter) travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin (Brian Morvant). But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”
On Aug. 30th FrightFest UK will host World Premiere of Most Likely to Die.
We’re throwing out caps in the air over the exclusive poster premiere for the film to Anthony DiBlasi’s (Dread, Missionary) latest, which stars Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Chad Addison, and Tess Christiansen.
“‘Glee’ star Heather Morris and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ enfant terrible/showbiz gossip blogger Perez Hilton are part of a 10-year High School reunion hosted by a disgraced ice hockey player. Soon the party takes a deadly turn when one-by-one the former classmates, each with a secret shared history, turn up dead according to their senior yearbook superlatives. Who is the masked psycho with the razor-sharp mortarboard and what exactly is his problem?”
The film is said to be an homage to 80’s slasher genre.
In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during “Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, “This is the End 3D,” based on 2013’s hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, beginning on Friday, September 18, 2015.
The hilarity of this genre-defying blockbuster movie, This is the End, will take a dark turn in this all-new maze experience that will come to life in hypnotic 3D. The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco’s new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld. With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, “This is the End 3D” will offer defining moments for those guests brave enough to tempt the devil as their destiny hangs in the balance to be damned for eternity or raptured to heaven engulfed in a sea of blue light.
“Halloween Horror Nights” 2015 at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Friday, September 18 and continues on select nights through November 1. The popular event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions during Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.
Recent maze announcements include “Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness,” based on Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak film directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; “The Walking Dead: Wolves Not Far,” based on season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television series, “Insidious: Return to the Further,” based on the bone-chilling Insidious film trilogy, and “Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home,” based on director John Carpenter’s cult-classic horror film. This year’s event will also feature the global phenomenon and multi-talented dance crew, Jabbawockeez, direct from Las Vegas in an all-new original show, performing multiple times per night throughout the run of “Halloween Horror Nights.”
Alchemy – who has already nabbed films such as Rob Zombie’s 31 and Bernard King’s Frankenstein – has acquired North American distribution rights to the French-language horror pic Evolution, helmed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, writes Deadline.
It has been set to world premiere in the Vanguard section at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. Hadzihalilovic wrote the screenplay with Alanté Kavaïté and Geoff Cox and serves as Hadzihalilovic’s follow-up to her 2004 indie hit Innocence.
“In the pic, 10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother in a village on a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a mysterious medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, on the beach. What he discovers is the beginning of a nightmare into which he is helplessly drawn. Max Brebant, Roxane Duran and Julie-Marie Parmentier star.“
A job at a magnificent house owned by a famous musician seems too good to be true – and it is – in the tension-filled horror film Para Elisa. The acclaimed new Spanish film comes to DVD and VOD on September 1, 2015 from Dark Sky Films.
“Desperate for some post-graduation cash, party girl Ana (Ona Casamiquela, Eva) answers a babysitting ad. She arrives for an interview at the elegant home of Diamantina (Luisa Gavasa, Flesh Memories), a former child prodigy pianist who is now an eccentric old woman who collects antique toys and dolls. Ana is disturbed by Diamantina’s odd behavior and horrified to discover that her child, Elisa (Ana Turpin, Bandolero), is not a child but rather a deranged woman her own age. Before Ana really understands what’s happening, she finds herself trapped in the house and made to serve as Elisa’s new toy – a toy that like many others before it may well be broken.”
Debuting writer-director Juanra Fernandez crafts a breathless horror with Para Elisa, a film that plays out with violent intensity and escalates to a nightmarish climax that will leave viewers asking if people are just things to be played with.
We’ve been pretty vocal about our excitement of the upcoming Attack On Titan live action adaptation, which is being split into two parts. Today, that excitement only ramps up as a new trailer has been released and now we get to see the Titans in all their horrific glory!
The trailer below is overflowing with action, violence, gore, disturbing visuals, and omni-directional mobility gear flying! You even go inside the mouth of a Titan! If this doesn’t get you hyped for these films, I honestly don’t know what will.
The synopsis for Attack On Titan:
The sudden arrival of the Titans–mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings one after the other–brings mankind to the brink of extinction. Fast-forward more than 100 years later. What remains of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls that were erected to defend themselves against the Titans. Yet once again, that peace is shattered when a Titan measuring over 50 meters tall smashes through the wall, allowing a horde of other Titans to enter. The protagonist, Eren, had been resigned to a life confined behind these walls. Nothing I do would make a difference, he thought. But when he joins the “Outer Wall Restoration Team” set up to fight against the Titans, he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend and someone he had long rued not being able to save. The new recruits embark on a mission to obtain explosives, which had become rare and precious, before getting past the waves of Titans to plug the gaping hole in the wall, with humanity’s survival on the line. Will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?
Attack On Titan is being split into two films. The first film will hit Japanese theaters on August 8th and the second film, which bears the subtitle End Of The World, premieres on September 19th. Both are directed by Shinji Higuchi, who is also attached as director of Toho’s Godzilla reboot.