While Record Store Day might be an amazing day for vinyl collectors who love to go shopping, it’s a nightmare for labels and musicians who want to get albums pressed in a timely fashion. The holiday slams pressing plants with orders and makes it damn near impossible for anybody to get something ready.
Unfortunately, such is the case with retrosynth group Wolfmen Of Mars and their upcoming album Gamisu. The album is still on slate for a digital release on June 2nd but the vinyl has been pushed back until July.
I was told the following:
Our album GAMISU got a bit delayed. The whole Record Store Day assault on the pressing plants has pushed it till July unfortunately. Digital is still on tap for June 2nd.
Head below to hear a stream of “All Those Terrible Times”, which comes from the upcoming album.
This episode of The Returned dialed things back a bit, relying a bit too much on adapting Les Revenants as opposed to deviating more like last week’s episode did. So while I thought this episode was just okay, it did have some good moments. Also, many of the returned’s storylines are beginning to merge with each other, so I’ve adapted my review accordingly.Tony & Adam
We finally get some backstory on Tony and Adam. Tony, as you may recall, owns the bar where Lucy works. Lucy was stabbed repeatedly in the pilot by Tony’s brother Adam. Adam did the same thing to Julie seven years ago. One the same night Adam attacked Julie, Tony killed him, and now he’s one of the returned. Still with me?
Maybe I’m crazy, but I just wasn’t that involved with Tony’s story. I thought the moment where he confessed his murder to Adam was a nice bit of acting from Aaron Douglas. We also got some cool gore from Adam eating Julie’s stomach in the flashback, but other than that not much more was revealed about the siblings. I think my disinterest might stem from a slight annoyance with the constant “been there, seen that” from the original. Five episodes in and I’m still waiting for more differences. I find the American version kind of hard to review because many of the scenes are photocopies of the original.Victor & Helen
Helen had the most screen time she’s had all season with this episode. How much do you want to bet that the episode named after her (episode 9) barely features her in it? That seems to be the trend with The Returned. Michelle Forbes did fantastic work (as always) in her scenes with Victor (whose real name we now know is Henry). The reveal that Helen know Henry/Victor and his family back in the 80s is a clever twist, so I’m curious to see where their relationship goes. Their lunch date provided some fascinating insight to Helen’s mindset, as she thinks the town is cursed and that it’s the problem, rather than the newly alive.
Victor is still playing into the standard creepy child trope, and I think it’s starting to get old. Luckily, he did actually speak tonight when he confronted Peter about his part in murdering him and his family. Nikki also receives word from a fellow officer that a boy matching Victor’s description was found by a woman four years prior. This is all well and good, but did anyone else think that cop was a little inappropriate regarding Nikki’s lesbianism or is it just me? Laure’s (Nikki’s French counterpart) sexuality was never an issue on Les Revenants, so I don’t really see why it should be on The Returned, but you know, it’s America.
Meanwhile, Simon gets brought over to Camille’s house to stay after Peter views his presence as too much of a cop magnet (smart move, Peter). This leads to the very interesting pairing of Simon and Camille, two of the returned who both speak and are able to hold a conversation. This was the most fascinating part of the episode for me, as Camille asked Simon how he died and how he feels. I (and the rest of the audience I would imagine) want to see more situations like this. The Returned is not a show that is going to reveal all the answers in the first season, but when we see the characters asking the same questions we are, it becomes more relatable and interesting.
I’m also starting to believe that the returned can’t get drunk, as Camille easily down’s five or six shots in a row with no effect. Her winning prize is a makeout session with Ben, but her joy is short-lived as her telepathic connection to Lena wakes her up at the hospital. Lena rushes over to the bar and slaps Camille, only to run away and pass out in the woods and be found by Adam. Of all the people for Adam to find passed out in the woods, Lena probably isn’t the best choice. It will be interesting to see if this storyline remains the same as the French version, though.
- Julie gets one 30-second scene (and that’s being generous) as she goes to look at Lucy’s stab wounds. I hope Sandrine Holt got paid a lot for this episode.
- The town deer are drowning themselves in the river. It’s appropriately disturbing, especially when we see Helen practically bathing in said river once she sees the deer.
- Is anyone else wondering how all of these dead people have money to buy food and bus tickets?
- Rowan throws all of Simon’s things away and stands him up at the bus stop. Smart move Rowan. She also decides that her wedding to Tommy, the man who spied on her and kept the suicide of her ex-fiance from her, is back on. Dumb move, Rowan.
- I try not to compare The Returned to Les Revenants in my reviews, but I dabbled a little bit in that area with this one. For those of you who have never seen Les Revenants, what did you think of this episode?
In response to the news that David Lynch would not be directing the third season of Twin Peaks, the cast of the show have created a Facebook page to show their anger and frustration that he will not be a part of the series. The cast, which includes Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Grace Zabriskie, Mädchen Amick, and more, have put together a video explaining how Twin Peaks without David Lynch is simply not right. Each cast member uses an integral part of their own character to explain why this situation is simply not right and must be amended. You can see this video below.
The Facebook page, which is already well over 7,000 “Likes”, has two messages, one which states, “We the blessed cast of TP are united here. Without David Lynch, it’s simply NOT Twin Peaks.” The other is a bit more serious and worrisome: “No Lynch No Twin Peaks.”
It’s amazing to see the cast rally behind Lynch and show their support, especially since his role is so crucial in the series. After all, he, along with Mark Frost, created the show.
Check out this sad new still from Henry Hobson’s zombie film, Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs, Final Girl) and Joely Richardson.
In the film, “A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.”
Maggie will be making its world premiere at the Tribeca FilmFestival on April 22 and hits theaters and VOD on May 8th.
Photo credit: Tracy Bennett
After premiering in the Midnight section of the SXSW Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment has acquired Mickey Keating’s “Twilight Zone”-esque horror Pod (read our review), with plans to release in limited theaters and on VOD platforms this fall.
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 travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin. 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.”
Ignore the “box office experts” (there are none), Radius-TWC’s indie creeper It Follows (read our review) has been extremely successful. While it failed to catapult into Paranormal Activity stardom, it opened wide and could become a cult phenomenon.
Deadline caught up with Radius-TWC co-president Tom Quinn, who has been championing the David Robert Mitchell-directed movie, and is already thinking sequel.
“Already the success of It Follows has exceeded our goals,” Quinn told the site. “The ultimate goal for us: We want to see [a] sequel.”
There’s quite a bit of mythology to dig into, and the finale left things open for the viewer to tinker with. I could easily see It Follows going into sequel territory. What would you guys think? What would you want to see? Personally, I would be stoked to see Maika Monroe return.
“Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.”
ScreenDaily is reporting that France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya have entered into two-title co-development and production deal, one of which will be a television series based on Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
“Suspiria De Profundis”, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor, says the site. I find this odd considering Argento hasn’t made anything good in decades.
“Suspiria De Profundis” will be an English-language period horror series in which the author De Quincey is the lead character. Styled as a new Sherlock Holmes, the story will explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries. It will be set in London and Rome at the turn of the 20th century.
They’re aiming for 12 episodes that run 50-minutes each, with multiple seasons.
“The extraordinary freedom of expression and creativity that modern TV drama now offers and the interest that the public has shown towards it have encouraged me to take a stab at this new genre,” said Argento.
It should be clarified that this is a co-production deal with plans to develop the series for American audiences. While it sounds exciting, I don’t expect to see this come into fruition. That’s just my personal gut reaction…
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Italian post-hardcore band Elyne to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Not The Same Flags”. The video is a strong commentary on the pain and difficulties that a soldier goes through, even after returning home.
The band comments:
For the making of this video, we wanted to be consistent with the lyrics. It’s dedicated to all the people who have seen the horror of war and the images and sensations it brings with it. It is also dedicated to our grandfathers who fought in World War 2 when they were our age. We are very happy with how the video came together.
“Not The Same Flags” comes from the band’s latest album What Burns Inside, which can be purchased via iTunes.
If you or a soldier that you know needs help, please dial the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. More information can also be found here.
15th April – Warmaudio – Lyon (FR) with The Ghost Inside
23rd April – Honky Tonky – Seregno (IT) with The Ghost Inside
Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth has released an official music video for their track “Messe Noire”, which comes from last year’s phenomenal album The Satanist (review). Directed by Zev Deans, the video is dedicated to Swedish surreal artist H.R. Giger, who sadly passed away last year.
The story of Lucifer’s fall, followed by his defiant rebirth, reminds me of Nergal’s own personal struggles of recent years. Like Lucifer, Behemoth has recovered from hardship, and they are stronger than ever. With Messe Noire, I was lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the genre. I owe the success of this project to the intense SACRIFICE that Sharon and the rest of team gave to this work.
It was actually our drummer Inferno’s idea to use Zev Deans. He showed me PORTAL video that literally blew my fuckin’ mind! For a long time we’ve attempted to reach a new ground and artistically leave the comfort zone. “The Satanist” is THE record that challenges us on so many levels… and here we are, exploring new grounds with a video producer who is a genuine visionary! “Messe Noire” video surely adds new quality to our art and makes it even more transcendental… I am proud!“
The video shows a sacrificial ritual that is meant to raise a giant beast, aptly named a Behemoth. Vocalist/guitarist Adam Nergal Darski portrays the role of Lucifer.
You can watch the video below.
With Leatherface, the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel, on the way, we thought we would catch up with two of the film’s executive producers.
Lati Grobman, pictured left, and Christa Campbell, right, make up Campbell Grobman Films, the company responsible for the resurrection of Leatherface in Lionsgate and Millenium’s 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D. And while they work on the prequel, as well as a remake of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, they’ve executive produced Stonehearst Asylum, The Taking of Deborah Morgan and even Embrace of the Vampire.
“We have been very lucky,” Campbell tells Bloody Disgusting when asked about their lucky streak, “although we don’t believe in luck, we believe in hard work. We are big believers in the saying, ‘You snooze you lose!’ ”
“Luck comes to a lot of people, the question is what you do with this luck,” adds Grobman. “We have the tendency to become obsessed with something we believe in – in the good connotation of the word – call it extreme passion. It is also important to not give up and capitulate to the word ‘no’, which we heard a lot while trying to revive [Texas Chain Saw Massacre]. “Then, when it came alive, all the ‘no’ people came upfront to claim their prize. That’s just life: success has a lot of fathers, failure is orphaned.”
How did Campbell Grobman Films come to be?
“Lati had been producing films for Millenium for many years,” explains Campbell. “I was acting in a film called Finding Bliss. I helped the production lock in one of their lead actors, got them product placement, and post-production money. Lati came to me and said, ‘Christa you just helped produce that film, you should get a credit.’ I said, ‘No, I just wanted to act in it.’ We went back and forth, but that experience planted the seed.
“Then when Texas Chainsaw came along it was a natural transition for us to finally come together to create Campbell Grobman Films.”
“Christa is a natural born producer,” added Grobman. “We don’t work in the film business, we live the film business, we enjoy what we do.”
Campbell was an actress before turning to producing, we wondered if she would ever return to acting, and maybe even star in one of her own films.
“I work as a producer every single day of my life, it’s difficult and challenging in a way different from acting, which is why I love it,” she explains. “I’m still acting, I’m just not out there actively looking for jobs. If someone calls and asks me to do something in their film, I’ll be there with bells on. I’ve always believed in this business, and I believe in this day and age you have to be able to do everything and not limit yourself.
“I would never cast myself in my own film,” she added. “It feels weird….unless the director came to me and asked if I would play a role, then I would say, ‘Sure, why not?’, but I would never tell a director, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m playing the lead in this film.’ ”
While their resume is all horror, the duo won’t limit themselves to one genre.
“I love horror, Lati loves documentaries, so of course we are going to want to make things we are passionate about,” said Campbell. “That being said, it is a business, and we make a lot of other films that are big blow-em-up box office hits.”
“I’m not into horror like Christa is,” adds Grobman. “I like dramas, romantic comedies, and sure, absolutely passionate about documentaries. I can sit and watch them and talk about them all day long. Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s a lucrative business and so we are not making many of them.”
Getting into the new Chain Saw prequel, Leatherface, Campbell explains where the concept came from.
“When you’re working with a big company, it’s a process of people coming in to pitch their ideas. At the end of the day, its a group decision: Mark Gill, Boaz Davidson , Beth Bruckner are part of team Millennium.”
She also said that it’s “not likely” that Leatherface will be in 3-D, while also revealing to Bloody Disgusting exclusively that they have the rights to five Texas Chain Saw films! But she warns…
“We have the rights for 5 films,” said Campbell, “but it always depends on the success of the last one whether or not you move forward.”
You hear that fans, go see the movie if you want more. Your dollars count.
As for the upcoming Day of the Dead remake, Campbell tells us that, “It’s been a long road with this film but it’s because we want to get it right,” while adding that they “are still working on the script.”
Campbell Grobman films have also produced the Bryan Singer presented fan favorite The Taking of Deborah Logan and the new Steven Schneider film Shut In.
“The Taking was shot out in North Carolina where you have a lot of heart and passion, but hardly any money for an ambitious script,” Campbell tells us. “We all worked very hard on this film and I love reading on twitter about all the fans that go crazy for it. People write to us that they have watched it 10 to 15 times! Its insane! We love it!”
“Shut In is next to come out,” she adds. “Adam Schlindler directed the film. We first met Adam and Brian when they came in to pitch for Day of the Dead. I went home and watched Delivery and was so impressed that Lati and I decided we were on a mission to make a film with these guys. Four months later we were making Shut In.”
In the film, Beth Riesgraf plays Anna, 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.
Watch this spot for plenty more from Campbell Grobman Films as they announce and release their next projects.
It’s been a terrible week for horror fans with the passing of Robert Z’Dar and Tom Towles and unfortunately it’s only gotten worse.
It’s been reported by Variety that actor Geoffrey Lewis, father of Juliette Lewis, has passed away at age 79 of natural causes.
Lewis played Roy Sullivan in The Devil’s Rejects, Mike Ryerson in Salem’s Lot, and Terry McKean in The Lawnmower Man. He also appeared in an episode of The X-Files and was also in Triology Of Terror II. This is but a scratch on the surface of Lewis’ roles in a career that spanned over six decades, which also included several films from Clint Eastwood.
We send our deepest condolences.
In the latest edition of Hollywood Headlines That Should Surprise No One, we finally have news of a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie adaptation that Warner Bros. allegedly has in production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a film adaptation of developer Scott Cawthon’s insanely popular trilogy of horror games that mostly consist of jump scares is being produced by the same trio that’s handling the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It — Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.
Judging by the comments on many of my Five Nights stories, Freddy Fazbear doesn’t seem to have many friends among Bloody Disgusting’s general audience. So, is this something you might be interested in seeing, or not so much?
I started this series in 2010, and I’ve been sporadically returning to it about once a year since. Aside from making a solid argument for the adoption of hermitude as a life style, this series is super fun to write. It’s admittedly a little unsettling to think that this wonderful planet we call our home, with all its beauty and splendor, could also be hiding churches made from bones, a museum dedicated exclusively to the majesty of penises, a sescluded island populated by deadly snakes, and another that’s gradually succumbed to an infestation of creepy dolls.
That’s not even the worst of it. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the Aokigahara Forest, a 35 square kilometer patch of foliage that rests at the base of Mount Fuji. Hundreds of people have ventured into those woods with the singular goal of dying, resulting in its being given the absurdly horrific monicker of Japan’s Suicide Forest.
I wanted to write this sooner, but it took me awhile to find a batch of locales that were nightmarish enough to warrant it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by these places, so without further adieu, let’s take a look at five more terrifying places.
Retro Promenade, the group behind the fantastic The Next Peak trilogy, have curated yet another themed retrosynth album that should be something you immediately download. This time they’ve gathered a ton of different artists together to pay homage to the master of horror himself, John Carpenter!
Simply titled Carpenter, the 20 track album features original tracks from amazing artists such as Lazerhawk (if you haven’t gotten Skull & Shark yet, what’s wrong with you?), Gunship (the group behind this incredible music video), VHS Glitch, and a whole lot more.
These artists have written original songs based off of multiple John Carpenter films, including Halloween, Big Trouble In Little China, They Live, Christine, The Thing, and more.
Downloading the album is free but I highly recommend forking over even a few bucks to make sure that albums like this can keep happening!
The 500-person centipede has finally been assembled, and will head to prison this coming May!
Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence) will be released in limited theaters and VOD platforms May 22nd, 2015 (no assembly required), EW reports.
Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villains Dr. Heiter and Martin in the first and second films, respectively, are featured. Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, and director Tom Six also star.
Director Tom Six has promised that the movie is “100 percent politically incorrect.”
Oh, and here’s the official plot crunch of the final Human Centipede!
Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.
Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious ‘Human Centipede’ movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.
The new Human Centipede is going meta once again, which is awesome. I love that Six continues to put a middle finger up to critics of the first film by launching the franchise into the “real world” where absolutely terrible things happen. Bring on the 500-person ‘pede!
The scariest thing about the Five Nights at Freddy’s series isn’t the fact that its premise revolves around a handful of animatronic abominations that spend their nights wandering the empty hallways of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It’s the things we don’t know about them. Their origins and motivations. What drives them, aside from a seemingly insatiable bloodlust?
I understand why the Five Nights community would want to pay tribute to these games, but bringing them into the real world is not a good idea. It’s only a matter of time before that fan-made Freddy animatronic is found at the scene of a murder.
So as impressive as this cosplay from Tumblr user IguanaMouth is, it’s only a matter of time before the cosplayer starts thinking strange thoughts while wearing the costume. These thoughts will gradually congeal into whispers, telling them to do what Bonnie does. Then, murder spree.
Just a quick heads up to those of you who might be looking for something spooky to play on your PC — Steam’s daily deal for today is all about Dead Space. For the next 21 hours, the Dead Space pack — which includes the first two games — can be purchased for a (totally worth it) $8.74. That’s 75% off it’s original $34.99 price tag. Each game can also be purchased individually for $4.99.
Rob Zombie loves to cast the “oldies but goodies”, and on the eve of wrapping his Halloween slasher 31, the rocker-turned-director adds one more to the massive cast.
Meg Foster plays ‘Venus Virgo’, owner of the Venus Virgo Happy Time Fun Show.
Foster also starred in Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, as well as They Live, along many others.
You can keep up with all of the 31 news by clicking here.
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
Jeff Daniel Phillips will play ‘Roscoe’, the ass-kicking carney mechanic of Venus Virgo’s traveling show.
Malcolm McDowell plays ‘Father Murder’, the owner of Murder World for which the film is based.
Judy Geeson plays ‘Sister Dragon’, who runs Murder World alongside McDowell. She joins David Ury, who will be playing ‘Schizo-Head’, one half of murderous team of brothers living inside Murder World. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was recently cast as ‘Panda Thomas’, with Elizabeth Daily (E.G. Daily) playing ‘Sex-head’, and Torsten Voges as the insane partner of Death-Head. Ginger Lynn is featured as ‘Cherry Bomb’, a very special friend of Doom-Head (portrayed by Richard Brake), as was Jane Carr, who will portray ‘Sister Serpent’, a wicked cross of Satan meets Mother Goose. Pancho Moler will be seen as ‘Sick-Head’, and Tracy Walter stars as ‘Lucky Leo.’
Daniel Roebuck plays ‘Paster Victor’, an unfortunate participant in last year’s game of 31.
Lew Temple, Devin Sidell and Sheri Moon Zombie also star.
Most people will see Lost River because it’s Drive star Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. The real reason is to see Ben Mendelsohn, who will become your new favorite actor if you watch Netflix’s “Bloodline”, a new series in which Mendelsohn puts on a performance of a lifetime.
Mendelsohn stars in Lost River, which opens April 10, 2015. And while we don’t know how big his role is, we do see him in this clip with “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks.
Lost River also stars Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith and Barbara Steele.
“The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city. Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.“
Whip out your calendars and a bottle of katana polish, because Killing Floor 2 is coming to Steam Early Access on April 21 for $29.99 (₤19.99/€26.99). The game will release with three maps, four perk classes, 27 weapons, 11 enemy types, eight playable characters, one boss (not the Patriarch), and a toolset for players to create their own levels.
I’ll have a preview of the game up later this week. Until then, enjoy these new screens.