The fifth season of The Walking Dead may indeed be over but that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy talking about it!
Now, we all know that the series has gone through some pretty intense locations. Each season had a focus, from the CDC to the prison and on. Each setting offered its own securities as well as dangers, and, in the end, none were any safer than another. But what if you could change that? What if you could fix up one of these iconic places?
Let’s see which location would be the one for you! Take the quiz below and see where in The Walking Dead you’d best fit in.
I got “Terminus”, which simply asked me: Gross, what’s wrong with you?
Sounds about right.
Can’t a guy just get some disgusting late night fare without getting into a fistfight? Apparently no one is safe from the dangers of the Denny’s crowd, as shock rocker Marilyn Manson learned last night.
Supposedly, Manson was eating some food at a Denny’s in Lethbridge, AB and got into a scuffle with another patron. One thing led to another and Manson got punched in the face, possibly breaking his nose, although this has not yet been confirmed by CTV Lethbridge.
Manson’s bodyguards were involved in the fight and police were involved, although ultimately no charges were filed and the matter has been laid to rest at the request of the victim, who “…suffered minor injuries.”
Meanwhile, Manson will continue his tour in support of his latest album The Pale Emperor (review here).
In February we mentioned the brand new service offered by Scribd effectively creating a Netflix for comics. Ahead of this Friday’s excellent series premiere on Netflix, you can binge on the man without fear thanks to Scribd. Season one of Netflix’s original new series, “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be released this Friday, April 10. You should be prepared to watch the show in one sitting throughout the weekend. Before the binge-watching session begins, catch up on the journey of attorney Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) by binge-reading the series on Scribd, the Netflix for Reading. Check out “The Many Sides of Daredevil” for a list of the Murdock must-reads available on Scribd.
The comics fans around the Scribd office are absolutely giddy about Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. A blind attorney gifted with heightened senses, Matt Murdock is one of Marvel’s most unusual heroes, and over the years some of the best writers and artists around have been drawn to the challenge of bringing him to life. Before the series starts this Friday, get to know the many incarnations of the Man Without Fear with these must-reads from Scribd’s library:
Daredevil, by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson
Frank Miller’s classic run on Daredevil revolutionized superhero comics by ramping up the action, adding a bracing splash of realism, and mixing in a little Asian pop culture. Through Miller and artist Klaus Janson, the acrobatic Daredevil becomes a martial arts master trading moves with ninjas and the assassin Elektra, all the while dealing with his hardscrabble past as the son of a struggling boxer. Matt Murdock’s home in Hell’s Kitchen, a black hole of crime at the center of skeevy 1980s New York, is a character in itself.
Daredevil: Born Again, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Miller’s greatest Daredevil story, drawn by the versatile David Mazzucchelli, demonstrates that energy-blasting supervillains can’t hold a candle to one really mean rich guy. The secret of Daredevil’s identity falls into the hands of the Kingpin, a crime boss who uses the information to slowly, systematically destroy his life. Matt Murdock goes through hell, redemption, and a metric ton of good old-fashioned Catholic guilt in a wrenching but ultimately uplifting saga.
Daredevil, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
Noir crime fiction with a superhero twist. This acclaimed series emphasizes Daredevil’s detective skills and his daytime identity as a lawyer, pitting him against a complex criminal underworld. Alex Maleev’s dark, understated artwork is a perfect match for Brian Michael Bendis’s hardboiled scripts, but this volume also includes an eye-popping storyline with stunning painted art by David Mack.
Daredevil, by Mark Waid
After all these grim and gritty crime dramas, it’s time to cleanse the palate with this recent award-winning series by writer Mark Waid and artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin, which serves up a sunny take on the usually dark hero. How does this version of Matt Murdock deal with having his secret identity outed? By wearing an unconvincing “I’m Not Daredevil” T-shirt. The clean, arresting art finds imaginative new ways to illustrate how a blind superhero experiences the world.
2000AD’s Judge Dredd has been around in American pop culture longer than most British comics. As a mainstay in the gritty British comics scene Dredd appeals to mature audiences. Thanks to writers like Garth Ennis, readers have been digging the character’s righteous sense of right and wrong, his badass bike the lawmaster, his multitude of gear, and his unflinching commitment to brutal punishment. Joseph Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One. He is a “street judge”, empowered to summarily arrest, convict, sentence, and execute criminals.
You may remember him from the horseshit Sylvester Stallone film that turns 20 this year.
Or even you were one of the very few who caught Dredd 3D in theaters than you know the magic of what the character can be.
But even with seeing these two films one look at this infographic will show how little you may truly know about the law. So take some time and bone up on some Dredd. Once done with this go read the excellent release of The Dark Judges storyline that IDW Publishing is currently rereleasing.
My life has officially come full circle.
Those of you who know me already know the story. The film that scared me more than anything was Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist. When I was 7 years old we moved to a suburb of Chicago where my parents had to buy me a bed that touched the floor. Why? To protect me from the possessed clown that also tormented Robbie (Oliver Robins) in the 1982 movie that shouldn’t have been rated PG.
Now, with the new Poltergeist in theaters May 22nd, Fox and MGM sent me the coolest promo item I’ve received in the 14 years of the site – a custom made replica clown doll from the forthcoming Gil Kenan-directed remake. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my heart skipped a bit when I opened the box and saw the clown glaring at me…
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams star in the modern take, with Jared Harris playing Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Dark synth artist GosT has released his debut album Behemoth today and you can stream the entire thing below! The album, which was released via Blood Music, features 13 tracks including two remixes, one of which is from Perturbator.
The album can also be downloaded for free via Bandcamp. However, considering all the hard work that was put into writing, producing, recording, etc… these tracks, it’s highly recommended that a few bucks get donated to the cause. It only helps ensure that more badass music can be created in the future.
Get to listening below and enjoy!
Last night’s episode of Bates Motel slowly moved the plot along, as Norman began to realize that he may not be as sane as he thinks. There isn’t really much more to say on the episode since not much else happened, so let’s just head straight into the review.
I feel like the writers of Bates Motel think that the audience find many of the plot lines in the series as interesting as they clearly do. At the beginning of the season, I was willing to jump on to the Arcanum Club bandwagon because I was just so thrilled that we didn’t have to deal with the drug trade subplot anymore. After all, kinky sex-murder club sounds a helluva lot more interesting than threatening pot dealers. I still don’t understand why pot was their drug of choice, but I digress.
Pacing has also been a problem this season. The reason I don’t care about The Arcanum Club is that I don’t know anything about it, thus making its threat nonexistent. We at least learned the (boring) contents of the flash drive Annika handed off to Norma: financial documents detailing a $15 million payoff from the pot business going to various high-profile members of the club. Since Norma essentially extorted Bob Paris in regard to the bypass (which is apparently still a thing), I’m assuming that the rest of the season will be about them going after Norma, because I don’t believe for once second that Norma “got” Bob.
After making Caleb’s story somewhat interesting last week, Bates Motel took one step back this week by bringing Chick back into the mix. The two had a whiskey date and Chick told Caleb he had a potentially dangerous job for him. That’s about all we get on this front so all I can really say is that it’s still boring.
One area where the show has never had a problem with storytelling is with Norman. His progression this episode was the sole bright spot (well, that and Norma saying very Norma-y things) of the episode.I’m a little bummed we didn’t actually get to see Norman’s conversation with fake Norma, but I guess that was the show’s way of trying to keep it a little mysterious (for 10 minutes). Emma’s brief scenes tonight were worthwhile, since she called Norman out for being a snitch, but I am genuinely happy that once Norman realized he didn’t actually talk to Norma that morning, he sided with Dylan and decided to talk to Norma with him about his relationship with Caleb.
This turned out to be a huge mistake, as Norma freaked out, packed her things and drove away. My issue with this as the episode’s cliffhanger ending is that it’s not really a cliffhanger. Last week I commented on how Dylan’s cliffhanger was an effective way to end the episode, and this is because I believe it’s possible that Dylan’s relationship with Norma could be destroyed. With the ending of this week, I don’t believe for one second that Norma is gone for good and that she will never speak to Norman again. There just aren’t any stakes involved and at the halfway point of the season, that’s not a good thing.
- The password for the Wi-Fi at the motel is “MOTHER” in all caps. Because of course it is.
- Romero is still having a little rivalry with Marcus Young, his opponent for sheriff. It’s about as interesting as it sounds.
- After realizing he didn’t actually talk to Norma that morning, Norman goes to Norma’s closet and confiscates one of her dresses after (very) creepily holding it and sniffing it.
- Gunner finding that flash drive was a little deus ex machina for me. Also, he was able to hack into it because he downloads movies illegally. I’m not sure being able to Torrent means you can hack through technological security. Lazy writing at its finest.
- Romero’s facial expression in his meeting with Norma and Bob is priceless.
- Dear Bates Motel writers: stop trying to make the bypass happen. It’s not going to happen.
- Norma’s idea of a non-fancy pool is a 20′x40′ pool with a Jacuzzi and a fence to keep it safe.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Welsh rockabilly punkers Graveyard Johnnys to bring you the exclusive song premiere of “The Poison”, the opening track off their upcoming album Dead Transmission! The band has been kicking ass and taking names since 2008, having been featured prominently on the UK’s “The Radio1 Punk Show” and also getting the chance to head into the studio for four different live BBC sessions.
“The Poison” is loaded with twang, fight, and an in-your-face attitude that is undeniably addictive, not to mention it’s got a wicked bridge that I’m 100% hooked on. Head on in and listen to the track!
Make sure to pick up your copy of Dead Transmission, which comes out May 11th via Bomber Music, here.
24/04 Southsea Live – Sheffield (UK)
25/04 Corner House – Cambridge (UK)
09/05 Frog and Fiddle – Cheltenham (UK)
15/05 The Borderline – London (UK)
21/05 Lady Luck – Canterbury (UK)
22/05 Willemeen – Arnhem (NL)
24/05 AZ – Aachen (DE)
25/05 Backstage – Munich (DE)
27/05 Rosi’s Amusierlokal – Dresden (DE)
30/05 Panic Room – Essen (DE)
31/05 Altstadt – Eindhoven (NL)
05/06 The Louisiana – Bristol (UK)
06/06 The Flag – Watford (UK)
20/06 Midsummer Jambouree – Pori (FI)
11/07 Summertime Is Back In Elm Festival – Elm (DE)
14/08 Boomtown Fair – Winchester (UK)
Norwegian progressive metal band Leprous have released an official music video for their track “The Price”, which comes off their upcoming album The Congregation. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud and produced by Twitchy Films.
My love for this band is pretty boundless. They’re one of those groups that I constantly try to introduce people to and this track is a damn good indicator of their talents. It’s got fantastic vocals, tons of dynamics, incredibly interesting melodies, and it hooked me from the first second.
The Congregation comes out June 2nd in N. American via Inside Out Music.
When I was younger, my babysitter’s boyfriend snuck into the house we were in and hid in the tub with the curtain drawn. His goal was to scare the girl, but instead he got me. The trauma of that night had me checking empty showers for years. I gradually got over it, but even today, there’s a 50/50 chance that I’ll still check behind any drawn shower curtains.
Whatever I expected to see waiting for me in the tub, even my troubled young mind wouldn’t have imagined a screaming four-armed blood witch. If the things I expected to see behind that curtain were as frightening as this cosplayer’s take on Laura from The Evil Within, there’s a solid chance I’d be writing this story with my finger on the wall of a padded cell.
If the cosplayer looks familiar, I thought so too. That’s why I decided to sift through all my cosplay coverage — turns out, that’s a lot of cosplay — until I found this piece from over two years ago.
Turns out, the woman in the red dress moonlights as a woman in a red tub.
A substantial update recently brought some much-needed tweaks and features to H1Z1, the open-world zombie survival game that passed the coveted million sold milestone on Steam Early Access last month.
Dubbed the “Big Damn Patch”, this update introduces a new playable character that’s been designed to make use of the new customization features developer Daybreak is looking to add in a future update. It also comes with a redesigned Dam area, workbenches for converting ammunition, a revamped Crude Map, a new R380 pistol and a variety of bug fixes.
The full list of changes can be found here.
Kenneth Choi, who most recently appeared on NBC’s series “Allegiance” and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”, has joined Universal’s horror-thriller Stephanie, says THR.
“The story centers on a young girl named Stephanie (Crooks) who is abandoned by her parents, forced to survive on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle. When her parents return to claim their daughter, they find dark supernatural forces are wreaking havoc, with Stephanie at the center of the turmoil.“
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who helmed 2014′s Winter’s Tale, is directing the Blumhouse and Chapter One project, which will also star Frank Grillo, Shree Crooks and Anna Torv.
Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script for the horror project, which will be produced by Jason Blum and Matt Kaplan alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle. Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will executive produce.
Indiewire shares the official one-sheet for Henry Hobson’s zombie film, Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs and 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.
It took a few years for San Diego filmmaker Oren Peli‘s Paranormal Activity to make it into theaters. After World Premiering at the 2007 Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, the supernatural box office smash played Slamdance in 2008 before finally getting a release through Paramount Pictures in September of 2009. Before then, Paramount, with the help of Steven Spielberg, was working to remake the low budget indie that ended up being the biggest found footage success since The Blair Witch Project. With five sequels since its release (one coming this October), it appears they finally made the right decision in releasing the original (with an upgraded finale, new editing and sound design).
After such a smash, Hollywood always gifts the filmmakers with their sophomore project. Many of our younger readers may not know this but, Mr. Peli, the man behind Paranormal Activity, has actually directed another found-footage feature. An alien abduction movie titled Area 51.
The movie was cast (Sandra Staggs, Roy Abramsohn, David Saucedo, Glenn Campbell, and Jelena Nik) and filmed in 2009/2010, and had additional photography done on multiple occasions (not uncommon with Blumhouse productions) throughout the years.
Allegedly, the footage takes us back to 1994 where three friends travel to the infamous Area 51 in order to learn its terrifying secrets. The group then finds themselves running for their lives as an unprecedented event occurs.
Paranormal Activity discoverers and producers Steven Schneider and Jason Blum were behind the long lost project, which has since become folklore. Blumhouse, who now has various distribution deals, could easily unload the troubled project, which appears to be the case.
Several minutes ago Bloody Disgusting reader Nathan Yocum sent a tweet directly to Jason Blum asking if we’ll ever see Area 51. To his (and our) surprise, Blum responded with some positive news, telling Yocum that we’ll finally see what’s inside Area 51 “very very very soon.” That’s a bold proclamation that should have horror fans in a frenzy.
Back in 2013 Blum told us that they were still tinkering with the movie, but I’ve never heard of a film being toyed with for several year. I am definitely curious to see if Area 51 gets some sort of theatrical run or gets the Mockingbird/The Town That Dreaded Sundown VOD dump.
Oh, and to those who think this is the first found-footage alien movie – you are greatly mistaken…
@nathantexyocum very very very soon. –JB
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) April 7, 2015
This week: Furious 7‘s touching goodbye (*spoilers*), why an all digital future might suck, how Prey (2006) still holds up, and more!
Techland’s open-world survival horror game Dying Light has a lot going for it, but so much of what it does well is either too subtle or too familiar for most players to fully appreciate. The game’s fantastically old school soundtrack stands out because it’s different. Everything from the memorable tune that plays during the main menu to the anxiety-inducing chase music that triggers when your character’s been spotted at night is effective because of Paweł Błaszczak.
Błaszczak is the composer and audio director at Techland, where he also worked on the Call of Juarez and Dead Island franchises. In this behind-the-scenes video, he discusses the thought that went into forming the unique aural personality of Dying Light.
Dying Light is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s our review.
We learn at a young age to fear the few remaining creatures who won’t hesitate to consume us. Humanity is capable of sharing this wonderful planet with all sorts of creatures, including the dangerous ones so long as we know they got the memo that we haven’t been a part of the food chain in quite some time. A few of our neighbors will totally still eat us, if given the chance, and for most folks, I’d argue that sharks have earned the majority of our fear.
This is why a game like Depth, which pits a team of divers against a gaggle of sharks, is so appealing. It plays to our fear of the primal origins of those near-perfect predators. Hell, its first DLC did that literally by introducing the shark’s comically horrifying ancestor, the Megalodon.
Even if you know nothing about sharks, there’s a good chance you know to stay away from the one that has Great in its name. That dickhead took an otherwise harmless term and twisted it to describe something that’s bigger, stronger, faster and more terrifying than its already scary cousins. This, I’m suspecting, is why the new “Ship Wrecked” DLC adds something called the Great Hammerhead.
Depth is currently available on Steam for $24.99. Its “Ship Wrecked” DLC is included in the game as a free update, just like its first add-on, “Big Catch”, which released in December.
In this cute exclusive deleted scene from Lionsgate’s The Voices, Ryan Reynolds decides it’s easier to pull the tape off a woman’s mouth instead of cutting through.
Ryan Reynolds (The Amityville Horror) plays a simple, likeable guy trying to do the right thing with the help of his talking pets – but accidentally winds up as a serial killer in the black comedy, The Voices (review), arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD April 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
The film is currently available via On Demand.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi(Persepolis) and written by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2), the “meticulously crafted genre-bending film” (Indiewire) also stars Gemma Arterton (Runner, Runner, Quantum of Solace), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Into The Woods) and Oscar® nominee Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actress, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012).
The Voices was a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014.
Jerry (Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist (Weaver), he pursues his office crush (Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.
The Voices bonus materials include deleted and extended scenes, “making of” featurettes, a VFX behind-the-scenes look and a comparison showreel, animatics, a sketch gallery and a recording session with Ryan Reynolds as he creates The Voices of “Bosco” and “Mr. Whiskers.”
It’s really only a matter of time before we get a remake or remaster — preferably the former — of the original BioShock. The game’s a classic, and it’s one I’d happily return to should it ever return in a shinier, more attractive package. Giving us a taste of what a remake might look like is gametime414, who went ahead and recreated the game’s opening minutes in CryEngine 3.
Anyone who’s played the game likely remembers exploring the lighthouse before taking the bathysphere to the hidden underwater city of Rapture. It’s a memorable introduction to an unforgettable game. Let’s relive some of that together.
It was announced the other day that Gremlins, The Hole and The Howling director Joe Dante’s latest horror pic, Burying the Ex, will be releasing on June 19th, 2015 though Image/RLJ.
This afternoon we finally landed an international sales trailer for the horror comedy that stars Fright Night‘s Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D‘s Alexandra Daddario, and The Apparition‘s Ashley Greene.
Dante previous directed The Hole, which is actually a really great children’s horror film. Burying the Ex looks like a continuation of his super fun horror movies, and also appears to be in the spirit of one of my all-time favs…Robert Zemeckis’ classic Death Becomes Her.
Check out our report from the set here.
“Burying the Ex follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Max eventually meets Olivia (Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate, only to learn that Evelyn has risen from her grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back…even if that means turning him into one of the undead.”