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Multiplayer Horror ‘The Flock’ Enters Closed Alpha

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:10

October may be over, but there’s still plenty more to look forward to, starting with the closed alpha for the upcoming indie horror game The Flock. For the unfamiliar, this is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that pits a light-wielding Carrier against a horde of agile, light-fearing creatures known as the Flock. Everything is player-controlled, and the goal of the former is to survive as long as possible while the latter works together to take them out.

The Flock is scheduled to release on PC, Mac and Linux, but the alpha is currently only available for PC players. You can register here for access.

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[Exclusive Comic Preview] “V-Wars” #7

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:04

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Mayberry is quickly becoming a master of horror. He has created a world that serves as a worthy companion to George A Romero’s zombie apocalypse, but did so in his own way with his own rules. Innocence is a thing of the past now that the Vampire War has hit full stride, and he forces a world on people that pushes people to become something horrific to battle something terrible.

V-Wars #7

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Marco Turini (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

Joe Ledger and Big Dog–two top field agents who hate each other more than they do the vampires—have to find a way to work together to stop a new species of genetically enhanced vampire super-soldier. How far into darkness will heroes go to stop monsters? How far is too far?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Featuring art by guest-artist Marco Turini. (Cyber Force, Legends of the Dark Knight)
  • Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Month Promotion!
  • Artist’s Edition Variant cover by Alan Robinson!

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[Exclusive Comic Preview] “Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story” #3

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:59

There is a certain unsettling terror that comes with entering the world of Silent Hill. The thick fog, the insane twitching horrors that stalk you, the radio feedback that fills your ears whenever things get really freaky. “Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story” captures that creeping terror almost perfectly. The medium of comics brings a certain experience of isolation that can communicate horror unlike any other form, turning a page can be as sharp as a knife jamming into your guts, and you never know what’s next, but you do know you’re in control.

Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story #3 (of 4)

Tom Waltz (w) • Tristan Jones (a & c)

An all-new tale spinning directly out of the hit 2012 video game Silent Hill Downpour and featuring fan-favorite characters from Silent Hill lore! Written by Downpour writer Tom Waltz.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

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The Birthday Massacre To Begin N. American Tour This Weekend

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:54

Canadian goth pop rock band The Birthday Massacre will be hitting the road this Sunday for a full N. American tour that kicks off in Montreal and culminates in Toronto on December 18th. The band will be supporting their new album Superstition, which comes out this Tuesday via Metropolis Records.

I’ve never hidden my unabashed love of this band. They’re incredibly infectious, write really fun songs, and are simply a blast to listen to. I’ll be supporting them as long as they keep on putting out music!

Head below for the full tour schedule and a sampler video.

11/09/14 – Underworld – Montreal, CAN
11/10/14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/12/14 – Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY
11/13/14 – District N9ne – Philadelphia, PA
11/14/14 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/15/14 – Empire – West Springfield, VA
11/18/14 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/19/14 – The Oprheum – Tampa, FL
11/21/14 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/22/14 – The Korova – San Antonio, TX
11/23/14 – GMBG – Dallas, TX
11/26/14 – Electric Ballroom – Scottsdale, AZ
11/28/14 – Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
11/29/14 – The Glass House Concert Hall – Pomona, CA
11/30/14 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
12/02/14 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
12/03/14 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/05/14 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/06/14 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/09/14 – Murray Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/14 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
12/13/14 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
12/13/14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/16/14 – The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
12/17/14 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
12/18/14 – Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, CAN

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Marvel Reveals The Creation of “Secret Wars” Battleworld!

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:32

Since announcing Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s “Secret Wars” at NYCC, Marvel has been playing coy with a number of vague teasers. They’re very nature was provocative, often showcasing new artists taking on familiar storylines and offering a vague Summer 2015 release date. Today, the mystery was revealed to be the construction for the various states of Battleworld in the new this new Secret Wars storyline. This news screams a continuity changing storyline that is sure to inject all sorts of crazy life into the universe.

Here’s hoping Rick Remender’s AXIS tears the Marvel universe such a large new asshole that they have no other option than to rebuild by smashing together their multiple universes.

The inclusion of Old Man Logan, Age of Apocalypse, and X-Men 92′ in this mix is actually the most exciting thing Marvel has done in a long time. I still really have no idea how this will all fit into the storyline at large, but something tells me we’re in for one hell of a battle that will actually irreparably change the Marvel Universe for a very long time. Often everything that happened before today, doesn’t really matter. The long standing ramifications of event comics usually dissipate within a few months of their conclusion, but now pushing all of these events against one another promises an incredibly interesting mix. I just can’t wait to see if they stick the landing.

 

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[Comic Book Review] You Don’t Fuck With “The Humans” #1

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:22
In a world… where apes are the dominant species, The Humans are the motherfucking  kings! “The Humans” #1 is a story of a motorcycle gang in Bakersfield, California and their many badass antics. From the cover itself you know what this is: a bunch of bad ass apes being damn cool and sticking to their rules of the road. They’re the fucking Humans, no one’s gonna tell them what to do.

WRITTEN BY: Keenan Keller
ART BY: Tom Neely
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: November 5, 2014

Reviewed By Pablo Arriaga

The story takes place in the 70s which already tells me there dudes are up to everything awesome and possibly illegal. But not at that moment, The Humans mourn the loss of one of their own.  Shit goes down as The Humans try to party in honor their fallen brother, and as the story progresses, it seems that they will balance their partying with kicking ass and ridin’ hard. The color work by Kristina Collantes is amazing. Combined with Tom Neeley’s art, it actually gives out the feeling that you’re reading a book straight out of the 70s. When they’re partying, in the day, it’s as sunny as California gets, when shit hits the fan, Collantes uses that 70s multicolor flair to each panel. The story is an ensemble cast that no amount of SOA could portray. Each one of The Humans has its own characteristics and none of them are to be fucked with. This first issues wraps up nicely, it let us know what this world is like, what kind of awesome motherfuckers The Humans are, and who is trying to fuck with them. And believe me when I say trying. My one beef with this is that I wanted more, I wish there had been more story in there, but there isn’t supposed to be. We’re to know two things: one; The Humans awesome, and two; don’t fuck with the humans. With the final page cliffhanger, it tells me that many will try, and it will be a lot of fun to see them fail.

Pablo Arriaga has been bringing the gospel of The Slacker Nerd to countless people the world over with Juatcast.com. He also writes the most metal rants on the web and knows a better recipe for tacos than you do. For more writings or to be baptized in the arms of Matthew McConaughey follow Pabby on Twitter and Facebook.

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Vomit Fist Teaches You How To Apply Corpse Paint (Exclusive)

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00

If ever there was a makeup style that screamed “horror!”, it would have to be the infamous “corpse paint” that is widely used throughout the black metal genre. Meant to recreate a demonic, possessed, or deceased look (sometimes all three), the paint is a way to give emphasis to the harsh, often evil overtones that the music creates.

For those of you who have wondered how such designs are created, New York City blackened death metal band Vomit Fist, which features 17-year old drummer Lurkrot, his father, guitarist Vürdoth, and 18-year old vocalist Skrag, have put together a video that shows how to put on the makeup and, if time is of the essence, do a quick and dirty job. Check out the video below!

You can order the band’s latest release Forgive But Avenge via Bandcamp.

Vomit Fist online:
Official Website
Facebook
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Tour dates:
Jan 11, 2015 at Saint Vitus: Meek is Murder, Vomit Fist, Skullshitter

Forgive but Avenge by Vomit Fist

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‘Zombeavers’ Set to Infect U.S. Audiences

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:57

From the producers of American Pie, Cabin Fever and The Ring, Freestyle Releasing has set Zombeavers for release on VOD platforms and in limited theaters for March 20, 2015.

Jordan Rubin’s hotly anticipated horror comedy features Cortney Palm (Sushi Girl), Hutch Dano (Zeke and Luther), Peter Gilroy, Rachel Melvin (Dumb and Dumber To, Days Of Our Lives), Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins and Bill Burr.

Announced earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, it garnered over 2 million trailer views and became quite the social media and festival sensation. Zombeavers is the horror comedy with hysterical interludes, gross-out gore and old school animatronics. Patrick Cooper absolutely loved it.

The film follows a group of college students headed out into the wilderness for spring break, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the lake. Unbeknownst to the vacationers a chemical spill has irreversibly altered the wildlife and Zombeavers are on the prowl. As a weekend of sex, drugs and debauchery gets underway, the beavers close in on their prey and the bloodthirsty beasts really do take the term ‘killer weekend’ to the next level.

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Guillermo del Toro to Tell ‘Extraordinary Tales’ (AFM)

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:53

Guillermo del Toro has joined the voice cast of Raul Garcia’s Extraordinary Tales, an arthouse animated omnibus feature based on Edgar Allan Poe’s novel, reports Variety.

The unusual voice cast is completed by the great Christopher Lee, Julian Sands and even B-movie director/producer Roger Corman.

Modestly budgeted at €2 million ($2.5 million), “Tales comprises five segments retelling a Poe story. Each part boast a different animation style that reflects Poe’s universe and is inspired by various artists.

“The segment called ‘The Mask of the Red Death,’ for instance, is inspired by Egon Schiele’s paintings,” Roalants told Variety.

Del Toro is lending his voice to “The Pit and the Pendulum,” which mimics mid-19th century photography. The segment turns on a man who is being tortured during the reign of the Spanish Inquisition.

Gilles Sousa, Bac Film’s international sales head, said, “ ‘Tales’ targets young adults but remains nonetheless a traditional film accessible to younger audiences since it’s not a horror feature.”

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Sneak Peak at ‘Dark Hearts: The Secret of Haunting Melissa’ (Exclusive)

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:21

From the producer of The Ring.

Haunting Melissa, which launched last Halloween, was the first of its kind. Being both an app and a feature film, it was the first real interactive movie experience on your phone or tablet.

To go along with the teaser, Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive art and stills for the sequel, Dark Hearts: The Secret of Haunting Melissa! As I stated in my previous piece, the scope and budget look even bigger this time around so it’ll be awesome to see this premiere on my mobile device.

Visit the official website regularly to stay connected, share fan art and chat with other fans about what’s coming next.

Pick up Haunting Melissa in the app store and catch up on what’s coming next.

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[TV Review] “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Episode 4.5, ‘Pink Cupcakes’

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:16

FULL SPOILERS AHEAD

Holy shit, those were a tense final 10 minutes.

‘Pink Cupcakes’ is every horrifying thing that “AHS” has ever attempted, all rolled up into 46 minutes. This episode was all sorts of crazy both in story and narrative. I feel like Ryan Murphy has completely given up on any sort of logical narrative storytelling. This episode went from hyper-real flash forwards (fantasies? Delusions? Who knows? The show didn’t make it clear), to Jimmy crying and sexing, meanwhile Stanley’s working his con-man magic to convince Elsa, Dot, and Bette that he can make them all television stars, Desiree finds out she’s 100% female, Dell is 100% gay and super possessive over his month-long crush on hustler Andy (Matt Bomer), and Dandy gets sent to his room for killing the maid.

This week more than any other week felt so disjointed, although I think I say that in every review. Each individual storyline was really entertaining and unique, but there are simply too many of them. It’s too jumbled, too busy. Like a gaudy outfit.

Let’s start with Stanley and the subsequent, entirely confusing, flash forwards. The episode opens at the oddities museum from a few weeks back, Stanley and Maggie are there for the grand reveal of their contribution to the museum, a dead and pickled “seal boy” (i.e., handsome-faced Paul). So I’m like…well shit. That was a jump from last week. Then Emma Roberts’ voice breaks through bringing us to reality where she and Stanley are discussing his plans to murder and sell the freaks to the museum. Seal Boy is safe…for now. This same surreal narrative tactic is used in a much more detailed and unnerving way later in the episode with Dot and Bette (resulting in one hell of a disturbing image: Dot laying in bed still connected to a dead and rotting Bette). When I refer to the flash forwards as confusing, I’m not saying the content is confusing, but rather the way they are utilized. There is no reason to believe that these are fantasies or delusions of Stanley’s. They are all too real, which leads me to believe they are possible outcomes for these freak show members. Regardless of whatever those were, they provoked very real moments of anxiety.

On to The Jimmy-Desiree-Dell-Andy part of the episode. Jimmy and Desiree…what the hell, guys? It’s incredibly clear the creators needed a reason for Desiree to visit the doctor so they throw a distraught Jimmy at her and make us watch a totally out of the blue hook-up between the two. That is until his lobster hands cause some serious bleeding. Long story short, Desiree finds out she is actually 100% female and the bleeding was a miscarriage. And that “ding-a-ling”? Just a distended clitoris. (Wow, this got real, real fast). Anyway, she’s leaving Dell because it turns out he’s got the hots for a local hustler, among a myriad of other reasons. Does Dell want her to leave despite the fact he does not like women? Hell no. So, you know…that makes a ton of sense. Apparently strongmen just need to be angry and irrational all the time.

And now, for the real coup. Dandy. I’ve been saying it for weeks, you guys: Dandy is my favorite character. He’s complex and unapologetically insane. Yes he is whiney and insolent and we all hate him…but all those emotions we feel toward him are exactly what we should be feeling toward him. And this episode proves that more than any other one. After Dandy has a super-duper underwear workout Patrick Bateman moment in either a complete rip off or utter homage to “American Psycho” he heads out and picks up Andy for a night out in Twisty’s trailer. A night filled with absolute…complete…horror.

We were warned. We’ve been told for a few weeks now that Matt Bomer’s scene would be the most disturbing thing the show has ever done and they were not kidding. There’s this pure moment of psychosexual tension right before the murder of Bomer’s character that had my stomach in knots. But that was nothing compared to what would follow. In fact, the whole “unsuccessful murder attempt” itself wasn’t as disturbing as the aftermath: the slow-dying Andy, the one-armed pleading, and the unsophisticated sawing sounds. It was bonkers, for lack of a better word.

Elsa continues to be, well, Elsa. She’s delusional and will do anything for fame. Speaking of fame. The show stepped outside of its boundary of using anachronistic music for performances and used Bowie’s “Fame” in a montage of Elsa preparing herself for…fame. I know. I can’t handle the laziness either. Oh! Speaking of laziness, Elsa sang “Life on Mars” again. So there’s that. The only interesting thing she did this episode was turn the twins over to Dandy as playthings.

There was a lot to love in this episode. Dandy’s brutal quest to become the perfect killing machine and his mother’s priceless reactions to everything he does. Matt Bomer was amazing. He played his role to perfection—really an unforgettable couple of minutes in the bar with Dell. And although the flash forwards were narratively confusing and a bit frustrating once they were logistically unrealized, they were dark as hell and evoked a lot of emotions. But as usual, Murphy stuffed too much into the episode. Jimmy’s scenes were wholly disappointing, laughable at best. Maggie’s such a bore, and it felt as if certain storylines were dropped in favor of others. Something’s happening and then oh! shiny object. Let’s move on to something else. And I’m not going to lie, Gabourey Sidibe’s role felt like a desperate and random attempt at keeping her in the “AHS” family.

What did you think of ‘Pink Cupcakes’? Is anyone enjoying Dandy yet?

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‘Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia’ Trailer Sends You To Heaven

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:12

In 2012, Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Repo! The Genetic Opera) sent viewers on a trip straight into Hell with The Devil’s Carnival, a macabre musical that featured Sean Patrick Flannery, Emilie Autumn, Paul Sorvino, and Bill Moseley. Now, in 2015, he plans on strapping you in and sending your ass straight into…Heaven?

That’s right, the trailer for The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia has hit the web and looks just as insane, flashy, and catchy as the first! The film tells the tale of Lucifer and his intent to wage war on Heaven. Little does he know that God and the angels are aware of this plan and are ready to raise a little hell themselves.

Currently being shopped at AFM, the film will once again stars Paul Sorvino and this time includes Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), and David Hasselhoff. Don’t ask me about that last one.

Bousman states:

Securing financing, getting distribution, getting anything off the ground these days is a damn miracle. The Carnival is our answer to that. We found a way to circumvent the catch-22 by making this more than just a movie. The Devil’s Carnival is an experience that demands more of you than sitting there and just being passive.

Head below for the trailer [Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter].

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Adam Wingard To Direct Pilot of Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast” Patrick Fugit Cast As Lead!

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:36

Deadline just broke the best story of the day, reporting that Adam Wingard has agreed to direct the live action pilot of Robert Kirkman’s exorcist comic “Outcast.” While Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit has been cast as the lead, Kyle Barnes. A man who’s been plagued by possessions his entire life. Kirkman’s take on the exorcism genre has been a refreshing breath of air into the genre that I consider long dead, thanks to countless lifeless approaches that boldly claim to do something new, and fail to show us anything we didn’t see in The Exorcist.

After Preacher at AMC, this is the most exciting TV news of the year.

Original Deadline report follows:

Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the lead inCinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, from The Walking Dead executive producerRobert Kirkman. The supernatural horror project is based on Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta’s comic series of the same name which hit shelves this summer. Joining Fugit in the cast are British actor Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and youngster Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle), while rising features helmer Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) has been tapped to direct the pilot produced by Fox International Channels.

Fugit, in theaters now in David Fincher’s Oscar contender Gone Girl, will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it. Glenister will play Reverend Anderson, a hard drinking, hard gambling West Virginian evangelical preacher who believes he’s a soldier in God’s holy war against evil. Bateman has been cast as 8-year-old Joshua Austin, a young boy who lives across town who appears to be possessed by a demon and has a mysterious connection to Kyle.

Wingard’s latest film, the psychological thriller The Guest, opened theatrically in September showcasing Downtown Abbey‘s Dan Stevens as an enigmatic stranger who brings menace into the lives of an unsuspecting family. Outcastmarks his first foray into television after directing horror features You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, and segments of omnibus films V/H/S, V/H/S 2, and The ABCs of Death.

Outcast was penned on spec by Kirkman for Fox International Channels, who developed it internally before Cinemax acquired the pilot script in November and greenlit the pilot this summer. Kirkman is exec producing with Chris Black, David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC, and Sue Naegle.

Fugit is repped by The Gersh Agency and Levin/Brown Management. Glenister is repped by The Artists Partnership in the UK and Untitled Entertainment. Bateman is a client of Coast to Coast Talent Group and HG5 Entertainment. Wingard is with CAA and manager Jeremy Platt.

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Universal and BOOM! Find A Writer for Their Vampire Tale “Day Men”

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:27

The Hollywood Reporter grabbed the scoop today, that Hollywood blacklist writer Will Simmons will be scripting Universal’s adaptation of BOOM!’s “Day Men.” Simmons wrote Murder City, a crime thriller that made the Black List in 2012. The project has Sylvain White attached to direct, Aldamisa financing, and Basil Iwanyk andBrooklyn Weaver producing. He is also wrapping up his scripting during on Defenders, Warners’ adaptation of an alien invasion book by Will McIntosh.

BOOM!’s editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon created the comic and co-wrote the comic with Michael Alan Nelson. Brian Stelfreeze draws the series. The series is a really awesome take on Vampire lore. It separates vampires into powerful families that work like the mafia. The day men are the people who keep the vampires safe during the day. They hold all the power, and of course one particular day man finds himself between the warring families.

Universal picked up the rights to Day Men in summer 2013 after releasing 2 Guns, the hit Mark Walhberg-Denzel Washington action movie also based on a Boom! book.

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[Comic Book Review] “Tooth and Claw” #1 Is Ambitious High Fantasy Endeavor

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:18

“Tooth and Claw” #1 is an intriguing, albeit somewhat enigmatic, introduction to the magical anthropomorphic fantasy world from the mind of bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (‘Marvels,’ ‘Astro City’). This 48-page comic (with no ads) is a behemoth of world building but quite sparse in plot development. Still, this exceptionally illustrated comic is a superb start to what is sure to be an ambitious high fantasy undertaking.

 

WRITTEN BY: Kurt Busiek

ART BY: Benjamin Dewey

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: November 5th, 2014

When magic begins to fail them, the wizards of the world gather in secrecy, using their combined powers bring forth he who unleashed magic in the beginning. The mysterious and legendary being has been long gone, and therefore the task of bringing him through space and time is a dangerous and difficult one—one with disastrous consequences. However, if their magic does indeed cease, as it appears to be doing, they will be left with literally nothing.

“Tooth and Claw” #1 felt a bit like a prologue of sorts. It needed to be done in order to give us necessary backstory on the world we’ve been hurled into, the different tribes and colonies of anthropomorphic beasts, the political structures, and the system of magic. But as I mentioned above, not much happened as far as moving the plot forward. In a lesser-detailed comic, it could have been achieved in a standard 22-page issue. I’m not complaining, the set up is gorgeous and leaves the reader feeling completely prepared for the coming series.

When I say that the comic is “somewhat enigmatic” I’m referring to the set up of the magic system. While it’s discussed at length, and the art does a phenomenal job of portraying it, the actual constructs and rules for the magic are simply unclear. I’m not sure if this was intentional or if the creators thought they were clearly explaining it—I don’t know, but regardless, one can only hope that the magical elements (the technicalities and especially the rules) will be given some clarity as the issues progress.

I cannot speak highly enough of the art. It, of course, relies heavily on the tropes of high fantasy but is made unique with its realistic landscape, picturesque backgrounds and incredible attention to detail. I’m not normally one for anthropomorphism, in fact, I typically strongly dislike comics that utilize it (there are definitely exceptions to this). So while it took me, personally, a moment to adjust, I was quickly sucked in and stopped analyzing the characters strictly as animals and started seeing their unique qualities and how being a certain type of animal might contribute to those specific qualities and/or possibly their brand of magic? We’ll see.

An impressive feat, this comic is. But it reads smoothly and quickly. While the magic needs to be made more clear, the paradigms of the world are all there and very easy to grasp, which is always tricky in high fantasy. If the creators can manage to smooth out some of the aforementioned wrinkles and not continue to keep the reader in a “LOST” universe of constant unexplainable happenings, this is sure to be a truly imaginary and impressive series.

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This ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ Doc Had Better Talk About the Movie

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:36

There’s a “Garbage Pail Kids” documentary in the works, and the IndiGoGo campaign only has 9 days left.

While I’d love to see a doc about the infamous sticker cards, what I really want to see is a segment focusing on Rod Amateau 1987 cult classic movie adaptation. I wanna know all of the dirty little secrets behind the disaster of which I love oh so much. Without this, the documentary is incomplete (there’s no mention of it on the campaign page).

Either way, it’s happening, and it’s called “30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story.”

Our goal is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids Cards with an awesome documentary that is jam-packed with interviews and stories from the original creators of the controversial and explosively-popular 80’s card series. Grown-up kids will share nostalgic memories of what it was like to be a part of an international phenomena. Superfans will give us a peek at what a 30-year amassment of Garbage Pail Kids memorabilia looks like. We will explore the rich cartoon art history that bred this culture icon and proclaim Garbage Pail Kids as a solid mark of the 20th Century!

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‘Shut In’ Agoraphobic Crippled By Her Fears (Exclusive)

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:20

They should have left her alone.

It was reported back in August that Beth Riesgraf would starring in the psychological horror thriller Shut In, which is being directed by Adam Schindler (Delivery: The Beast Within).

Riesgraf is playing a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

Bloody Disgusting landed the exclusive art premiere during the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica. The poster implies that the intruders are in for quite a surprise. I mean, look at all those weapons!

Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2) and Jack Kesy (“The Strain”) also are starring in the indie flick that filmed in Shreveport, La.

TJ Cimfel and David White penned the screenplay.

Steven Schneider (WER, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli).

Executive producing are Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Vicarious Entertainment.

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[Five Skull Comic Review] “Robocop” #5 Keeps Up The Incredible Streak!

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:39

Our heroes seems to have hit rock bottom as Killians master plan slowly starts to come together in this the first issue of this second arc.  Robocop has been neutered and is now forced to fight Enforcement Droids with his bare-robot hands while Detective Lewis is locked alone in a basement drowning in cold cases and probably contemplating suicide.  If you were worried this book would start to get stale you will be pleasantly surprised.  I have nothing but love for “Robocop” #5.

WRITTEN BY: Joshua Williamson
ART BY: Carlos Magno

PUBLISHER: Boom!
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: November 5, 2014

Review By Eric Switzer

Splitting up Murphy and Lewis has actually provided an opportunity to split their narrative and intertwine them periodically.  While Murphy does the heavy lifting and ass kicking, Lewis is discovering a plot to infiltrate Killian’s organization.  Killian is completely absent from this issue until the last page which gives him this aura of a looming threat that everyone is talking about.

The narrative structure of this issue gave it a fantastically cinematic pace, and the opening bank robbery couldn’t help but invoke “The Dark Knight”. From a tonal aspect, this book is everything it has always been, and it is just getting better.

This has always been the kind of book I read in between two intellectually dense books.  I like to put down the newest issue of “POP” or “Trees” and cleanse my palate with “Robocop”.  But more and more, this book is giving me pause for consideration.  There is a particular panel from an extreme angle that depicts Murphy standing in a sea of bodies delivering one of his programmed lines that just pulled him in for minute.

Looking back, the most metal of scenes were the ones I always looked forward too (can still perfectly visualize Murphy punching that dudes eye out in the first issue) but I also don’t want to sell this book short if there is something more to love.  “Robocop” as a franchise was never entirely hollow or mindless, but the themes were always pretty surface.  Perhaps this power team is bringing more to the man in the titanium mask, I would certainly welcome it.

Eric Switzer is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

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Must Watch Trailer for 80′s Inspired ‘Infini’ Channels ‘Event Horizon’ and ‘Alien’!

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:25

From “Gabriel” director Shane Abbess, we have the first teaser (thanks to Fabien, again) for Infini, starring Daniel Macpherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Dwaine Stevenson, Harry Pavlidis, Kevin Copeland, Louisa Mignone, Tess Haubrich with Bren Foster and Luke Ford.

It’s described as a new take on classic 70′s/80′s sci-fi thrillers.

Set in the 23rd century, a search and rescue team are sent to an off world colony to rescue the sole survivor of a biological outbreak.

It sort of looks like Alien meets Event Horizon! From the costumes to the set design, this looks spectacular. The only question left is, how are the effects?

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[5 Skull Comic Review] “AVP: Fire and Stone” #2 Is A Carnage Filled Insanity-Fest!

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:16

Out of the four “Fire and Stone” books, “Alien Vs. Predator” is by far the most carnage-filled insanity-fest.  I had to read both issues twice because I was so overwhelmed by the horrific slayings happening on every page.  This issue continues Elden’s hunt for Francis aboard the Geryon as he is confronted by Predator’s for the first time.  Watching how easily he dispatches with them is shocking and builds him as an unstoppable threat. It seems there is nothing that can stop Elden now, until something absolutely amazing happens that I refuse to spoil for you.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I have to pinch myself while I read “Fire and Stone” because it is just so god damn fantastic.

WRITTEN BY: Christopher Sebela

ART BY: Ariel Olivetti

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
Price: $3.50
Release: November 5, 2014

Review By Eric Switzer

And so continues the incredible balancing act that is “Fire and Stone”.  There are some new hints as to what went down by on 223 (the events of “Prometheus: Fire and Stone), there is some new insight into the history of the engineers and their relationship with the Aliens and Predators, and there is a fantastic cat-and-mouse narrative and Elden stalks the dying Francis, leaving chaos in his wake.  Francis is not completely helpless though, and it seems he has plan of his own to defeat the twisted Elden.  That is if the warring armies of predators and aliens don’t get in the way.

Now it is clear how the four titles work together:  “Prometheus” and “AVP” are Acts one and two of the story, as “Prometheus” ends where “AVP” begins.  “Aliens” gives a backstory and clues us in on why everything went wrong in “Prometheus”, and the story “Predator” runs concurrently with issue 2 of “AVP” and shows us what happens to Galgo after he escapes from the Geryon and is also the book that will end the entire story.  It is an incredibly well crafted event.  Everything from the release order to the reveals in each individual issue is carefully planned out.  I can’t express enough how impressed I am by “Fire and Stone’.  My only hope as an insatiable fan is that it inspires other creators to do similar events.  I hope they release I hard cover in reading order rather than by series.  I will be being this trade as gifts for every one I know that knows awesome when they see it.

Eric Switzer is an aspiring filmmaker and screenplay writer living in Los Angeles.  His work tends to focus on the lighter side of entropy, dystopic futures, and man’s innate struggle with his own mortality.  He can be found on twitter @epicswitzer or reached via email at ericswitzerfilm@gmail.com

 

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