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Weird Cat Creature Attacks New ‘The Pyramid’ Clip

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:11

FOX’s new clip from The Pyramid, in theaters December 5, features an attack by some sort of Egyptian zombie cat. Cool!

Gregory Levasseur, who worked with Alexandre Aja on the screenplays for High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, directed the flick starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman.

In The Pyramid, “The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.

Watch another clip where evil gets released by clicking here, another brings the guns.

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Ghostly New ‘Woman In Black 2′ Imagery!

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:06

Check out these new images from The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death, the sequel to the hit 2012 haunted house film that starred Daniel Radcliffe.

The fright sequel, directed by Tom Harper and stars Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory, takes place in the same house 40 years later when a group of children who are evacuated from London during World War II come to stay and awaken the house’s darkest inhabitants.

It opens in theaters January 2, 2015.

“During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black.”

Watch the new trailer here.

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‘Scream’ Clips Set To Paramore’s “(One Of Those) Crazy Girls”

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:45

If there’s one thing that can be argued, it’s that Sydney Prescott from the Scream series is probably as far from normal as one can get, what with dealing with FOUR incarnations of the infamous Ghostface killer and all. Hell, in the third movie, she flat out questions her sanity more than once when her dead mother starts making appearances.

But maybe she’s not one totally batshit, right? Maybe it’s all just a reaction to dealing with all that stress. And if any song could represent her and what she’s gone through, a good one would definitely be Paramore‘s “(One Of Those) Crazy Girls”.

Well, that’s exactly what one YouTuber did. By combining clips from all four films and setting it to the song, it makes for a case that maybe Sydney, through all of her weird traits, isn’t actually crazy.

Oh, wait. Yeah, she kinda is.

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‘Horrify Me’ Photo Service Turns You Into the Undead!

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:44

Get gruesome for your holiday cards…

Horrify Me is a professional photographic portrait service for those with a taste for the macabre.

The UK-based company photograph people as zombies, vampires, and demonic possession victims, and also conduct very dark, scary boudoir beauty shoots. They explain that some shoots are quite extreme with blood and gore, and have even taken photos of lovely couples biting chunks out of each other or attacking each other in acts of despicable violence with hammers and chainsaws.

What makes us stand out is the fact that we specialise in this type of photography and create images to a stunning high standard, some of which have been compared to Hollywood movies in terms of quality and authenticity. We do not shoot “Halloween” party pictures but completely authentic, frightening horror images. Our zombies are realistic and gross, and our vampires are seductive, scary and erotic – as they should be. And if your soul is possessed by demons then expect to be puking green vomit all over yourself in front of our camera!

Anyone can have one of our photo shoots (by appointment) although we do have age restrictions on some of the genres we shoot. So far every single person who has been in our dark, sinister photo studio has had an incredible time, and every person has truly loved the whole weird and wonderful experience. We are very proud of our 100% “hit rate” of satisfaction and work very hard to ensure we maintain it.

About the photographer

Rick Jones was born in 1970, a relentlessly creative soul who developed a very early passion for horror movies. This lifelong passion for the dark side of entertainment has never diminished. His 25 year career in creative industries (illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, model crafting, photography) has finally caught up with his love of horror and Horrify Me is the weird bastard child of this fusion of passion and profession. Rick creates most of the horrific makeups for the shoots, conducts the photography, and edits them in digital post production, crafting works of terrifying brilliance every time. Rick has a peculiar talent for creating dark, horrific photos, utterly transforming ordinary people into outstanding figures of genuine horror.

About the staff

Of course, Rick isn’t alone in the enterprise. Kaytie Smith is the business manager and takes care of the business end of Horrify Me, ensuring that the good name of the studio is spread far and wide, new contacts are established, and the overall running of things remains smooth. She’s also been dragged kicking and screaming in front of the camera, stripped off and covered in buckets of blood. Just another day at the office.

About the process

When clients arrive for their photo shoot, we conduct a very thorough horror make-over. The vampires are fitted with fangs, and the zombies are given a full head-to-toe grunge and gore treatment. We’re not shy about using blood – lots of it. We get through such a lot of blood that we’re constantly making new batches. The clients are then directed through the photo shoot, performing a variety of poses and with different lighting effects. We keep adding blood and gore as required until the clients are usually so messy and gruesome that they can barely be recognised. When the shoot is over, we then edit the photos and post the prints to the clients. The most rewarding aspect of this work is the reactions we get to the images – people absolutely love their photos!

Our Dark Boudoir offers a truly alternative beauty shoot and has proven to be amazingly popular. These shoots are amongst our most shocking as they blend erotic beauty with blood and gore, and have at times provoked some controversial reactions on social media. We don’t just do this to be controversial, as this truly is a stunning and creative alternative type of artistic photo shoot, but some of the models and clients we shoot do kind of enjoy stirring up a bit of controversy from time to time. And who can blame them?

We also recently started conducting portfolio shoots for scare actors and performers, offering a rather unique professional service to this talented sector. Our understanding of the genre, and how to capture stunning images in performance-led studio shoots, makes us an essential component to any scare actor’s portfolio.

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‘Nightbreed’ Director’s Cut Already On Netflix Instant…

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:26

Just yesterday our very own Pat Torfe raved about the new Director’s Cut of Nightbreed.

Now, Bloody Disgusting can report that Shout Factory has already released it on Netflix Instant. It sort of sucks for those who spent a fortune to get the new home video release, just to see it pop up for free on Netflix a few weeks later, but at least there’s tons of awesome bonus features and the HD transfer to relish in.

Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.

Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Clive Barker (creator of Hellraiser) and based on his popular novel “Cabal,” the cult-classic film, Nightbreed, stars Craig Sheffer (Hellraiser: Inferno), Anne Bobby (Born on the Fourth of July), David Cronenberg (Director, Eastern Promises) Charles Haid (Hill Street Blues) and features a soundtrack by award-winning composer Danny Elfman.

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Graveyard Calling Makes Next Two Releases Available For Pre-Order

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:00

UK boutique record label Graveyard Calling, who puts out all albums on cassette tape, has made its next two releases available for pre-order. The label will be releasing The Panic BeatsRest In Pieces as well as VHS Glitch‘s Night On The Dark Hill, the latter of which is already sold out.

The Panic Beats are straight up horror punk, fast and catchy! Their album features 12 tracks with artwork done by Rick Melton. You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp.

VHS Glitch is retro horror synthwave that is perfectly at home with artists such as Perturbator and Carpenter Brut.

Both albums will be released December 15th. Head below to hear samples from each album.

Rest In Pieces by The Panic Beats

Night on the Dark Hill by VHS Glitch

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[Podcast] Whatever – December 1st, 2014 – Mystery, Science, Theater, and ‘The Babadook’

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:24

A chat with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, The Babadook, “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” Black Friday, and more. We’re still recovering from the turkey, so that’ll have to do.

As always, you can find us on iTunesSoundCloud, or YouTube.

Leave a comment below, head to our Facebook page, or hit us up on Twitter, and let us know your thoughts.

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BOOM! Studios Tease The Bogus Return of Bill & Ted!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:45

Very little to report here, other than this morning, BOOM! Studios sent out a vague teaser that shows a very familiar band name – “Wyld Stallyns”!

Bill S. Preston and Ted Theodore Logan are hitting the world of comics, and it is sure to be bogus.

No creative team has been announced nor are there much details outside of this picture. But if we think about it for a moment, this is the perfect avenue for Bill and Ted to return. Not to mention it is seemingly the perfect fit for the world of comics. Where will Bill and Ted venture next? Who knows, but something tells me it’ll be awesome 80′s filled cheese.

I can’t wait for more news – and hopefully it leads into the resurrection of Bill & Ted 3

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[Interview] Director Tricia Lee Reveals The Horrors of “Silent Retreat”

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:31

Toronto based Director Tricia Lee is turning out some of the best horror to emerge out of the Great White North. Her latest film “Silent Retreat” won Best Canadian Feature at Toronto After Dark and for good reason as it The film is intensely frightening. Taking the classic cabin in the woods trope and flipping it upside down, the film tracks Janey who in order to avoid jail time agrees to a secluded rehab facility. When she arrives she is given the rules – no communication with the outside world, no electronics, and interaction of any kind during your stay.

Breaking the rules will result in an encounter with the beings that lurk in the woods. “Silent Retreat” offers horror fans some truly pants wetting moments that leave you terrified of what lies lurking in the shadows. Director Tricia Lee sat down with Bloody-Disgusting for exclusive interview to talk about “Silent Retreat”, partnering up with Black Fawn Distribution on the film’s release, her thoughts on the new wave of Canadian horror directors, and why crowd funding a feature film is a monumental task. Bloody-Disgusting: Tell us a little bit about what sparked the concept behind “Silent Retreat” and how it came together…

Tricia Lee: I actually went on a silent meditation retreat myself. Before leaving, my writing partner Corey Brown said to me, it’s a great place to set a movie, think of a thriller concept while you’re there. And I told him, “Corey, I’m supposed to be clearing my mind”! When I returned, I told him about this girl that I carpooled with on the way up to the retreat, but when I tried to find her to bring her back home, her roommate told me she was sent home early. Now, at this retreat, there was no talking, no eye contact, no gestures, no nothing. So we don’t get to know the people we spent the last 10 days with. Corey and I thought this would be a great place to set a thriller horror film where girls disappeared and no one would ask any questions. So Corey went and wrote a script and I went out to find financing, and so it began.

BD: You play with a lot of psychological horror in the film, which really helps to make the grotesque aspects of the film have more of an impact with audiences. Was it your goal to try have your audience connect with Janey emotionally so they could really feel the sense of terror she feels the film?

TL: As a director, I always want the audience to connect with my main character. Janey is discovering the rules, the mystery and the danger of the camp, as the audience is and I think it is important for the audience to connect with her emotionally to get into the film. I think an audience only feels terror, fear, anticipation, suspense if they are connected to the characters and want them to survive.

BD: What are some of the benchmarks films for you as a director when working on “Silent Retreat”?

TL: I watched and studied The Descent and Let Me In. The directing in these two genre films, I think is genius and they are both masterpieces.

BD: The film has been getting rave reviews at film festivals like the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and well received by fans. What has your experience been like with critics and the reaction from fans been like so far?

TL: We were very excited and honoured to win Best Canadian Feature at Toronto After Dark. It is an award that means a lot because they are chosen by the fans and the pass holders who went to see almost every film at the festival. Silent Retreat has been getting some great reviews. The ones I enjoy reading the most are very thoughtful, smart and well-written by critics that really grasped and appreciated the themes that we wanted to address.

BD: Tell us a bit about how you came to hook up with Black Fawn Distribution and what they brought to the table for the release of the film?

TL: I first met the Black Fawn guys at the Blood In The Snow Festival where my other feature film “Clean Break” was screening. They had a booth there and we started chatting about their cool grassroots DVD distribution label. They specialize in genre and sell directly to the fans at all the conventions and expos, as well as through their website at www.blackfawndistribution.com. I loved their hands-on, filmmaker-friendly approach. So I held back DVD rights in Canada from my Canadian Distributor VVS, so that Black Fawn could do their magic with the film. Black Fawn released Silent Retreat on DVD in Canada at Fan Expo which was a great opening arena for the film. BD: There seems to be a new wave of Canadian horror directors making a name for them on the scene. What do think of the state of the horror genre in Canada and how have you seen in progress in recent years? What are some of the directors we should be on the lookout for?

TL: Being a part of the Canadian horror community has been a great experience so far! I think it’s great because it’s a very supportive community. While we are making films in similar genres that are competing for a spot in the marketplace, I feel like we are all very supportive of each other. We help promote each other’s films and show up to support one another at festivals, screenings and IndieGoGo campaigns. And as each of our films do well in the market, it paves the way for the rest of our films to perform as well. We all are working to brand Canadian horror films as something everyone needs to see. Some directors to watch out for are the Soska Sisters, Karen Lam, Ryan Andrews, Gavin Michael Booth, Navin Ramaswaran and Jovanka Vukovic. BD: What is your take on the idea of crowd-funding a feature film and would you ever consider taking that route for one of your projects?

TL: I actually did an IndieGoGo campaign for Silent Retreat. We raised $5000, which was great and helped our low budget film get to the finish line. However, it was 3 months of full time work and bugging everyone I’ve ever met since kindergarten! It was hard, to be honest and I’m so grateful to those who did contribute. It’s a lot easier when you have a fan base or a lot of followers on twitter, etc. And even then it’s hard to get a stranger to donate. I wouldn’t discount the importance of crowd funding, especially for awareness and audience building, but I’d prefer not to do it again (at least not all by myself next time round!)

BD: Tell us a little bit about your production company A Film Monkey Production and some of the projects you have coming up…

TL: A Film Monkey Production is my production company that I produce and direct my projects through. I’ve made a lot of short films as two features so far. I work very closely with my writer Corey Brown on all the projects. CLEAN BREAK was a thriller about three roommates who are living the bachelor lifestyle until one of them gets a girlfriend who will stop at nothing to get rid of any excess baggage. SILENT RETREAT was our next film. And we are currently packaging our next elevated genre, horror, creature feature ONE DROP , which is about a single mother who overdoses and wakes up in a medical facility to find that everyone is dead and she’s somehow nine months pregnant. After that is BUYING TIME, a sci-fi drama about a pill that will allow you to re-experience your past, five minutes at a time.

BD: For fans that haven’t seen “Silent Retreat” yet how would you sell it to them?

TL: A creature feature / psychological thriller. In this horror film, Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees … The only way to escape the silence … is to SCREAM.

Check us out on social media: www.Facebook.com/silentretreat @SilentRMovie www.silentretreatmovie.com www.filmmonkey.ca

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[BD Review] Scream Factory Gives ‘Nightbreed’ Director’s Cut Life and Love!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:25

In the making-of documentary for Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, director Jeff Burr stated that if you cut a film enough times, it starts to bleed. That can be applied to many films that have had their story and integrity compromised through studio interference, and Clive Barker’s Nightbreed is no exception. Woefully inept marketing had this film advertised as a slasher, while studio execs forced the film to be shoehorned into that slasher mold via cuts and reshoots, when it couldn’t be any farther from that. Finally, after two decades and a dedicated fanbase, Scream Factory is finally giving Barker’s film the version he intended, replacing old footage with 40 minutes of new footage, and increasing the film’s length by 20 minutes. Does it finally do the film justice?

Boone (Craig Sheffer) is a man haunted by dreams of a place called Midian. His girlfriend Lori (Anne Bobby) stands by him, but despite her support and seeing Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg) for psychological help, Boone’s visions keep getting worse. Unbeknownst to Boone, Decker is actually a serial killer, who pins the murders on Boone by convincing him that the visions are a symptom of a psychosis, and that Boone committed the murders while in these psychotic episodes. Boone tries to run away to Midian, only to be bitten by one of the denizens and shot dead by police. Thing is, Boone isn’t dead. And his discovery of Midian threatens to expose the secrets of Midian to a human world that doesn’t take kindly to monsters.

It’s been a long while since I last saw Nightbreed. Back when I did see it, I thought that the film had some awesome ingredients for a great film, but instead were never really capitalized on and the whole film felt like a speeding car with it’s pacing. What a difference the Director’s Cut makes. The obvious highlight for the new cut is fleshing out characters and their relationships. Hugh Ross still delivers a memorable performance as the mischievous Narcisse, and the Director’s Cut certainly makes you love the character all the more. Boone and Lori are given more attention as well, including a much-needed expansion of their relationship. Decker is still here, but he’s been pushed into the background to take the focus off of him. He’s still menacing, especially with that awesome mask. The most important thing about the Director’s Cut is the establishment of the citizens of Midian as being the good guys, something the studio just didn’t get. You sort of get the sense in the theatrical version, but this new cut fully establishes humans as being the real monsters.

The big highlight in either version of the film are the monster designs. The effects team did a fantastic job with the design of the monsters, especially given the low budget. From the fantastic design of Narcisse’s exposed facial muscles, to Peloquin’s fearsome dreadlock-tentacled head, to Shuna Sassi’s seductive, quill-covered body, all of the designs are amazing as they are otherworldly. To go along with the monsters, the sets, specifically Midian, are equally amazing in their design. Granted, much of Midian is lit only by candles, but it creates such an intimate and mysterious atmosphere.

Despite the much-needed and welcomed additions to the film, there are still some problems that have been carried over. Plot holes, such as Boone’s insistence on hanging around Midian even after he’s been kicked out and how Narcisse escaped the hospital to make it to Midian himself, still remain. It leaves the film still feeling like the studio’s interference still lingered in spots. Also, Cronenberg’s performance is still kind of suspect. On one hand, his flat delivery can be seen as an aspect of the character, or it’s just a sign that Cronenberg should’ve stuck to being behind the camera.

While it took 25 years, Nightbreed has been resurrected into a film that’s far more in line with what Barker envisioned. The new additions undo the studio’s interference and cuts, giving us more development and restoring the plot to what was originally intended. Fans of the film will no doubt be delighted in seeing the film in Barker’s original intentions, and those who didn’t get to see the film the first time around will have a much more coherent film to watch. While it doesn’t fix all of the problems that the original cut contained, the Director’s Cut certainly smooths things out and makes Nightbreed much more interesting, as well as elevating it in terms of one of the better horror films of the time.

Video/Audio:

Scream Factory does it again. The AVC-encoded 1080p 1.78:1 transfer sports fantastic consistency (given the various sources of material), with wonderful detail. The colours are subdued overall, with the film being mainly shot in low-lit conditions. There are some scenes that are brighter, and do sport much more vivid colour, so it’s not a problem with the transfer itself. Some might be turned off by the heavier film grain in certain scenes (the scene where Decker visits the gas station in particular), as at times it’s very noticeable. However, it doesn’t interfere with the details and isn’t distracting. As for the differences in image quality between the Theatrical and Director’s Cuts? Not a heck of a lot. There’s some minute differences, but nothing you’d feel detracts from the overall experience.

The Director’s Cut sports both a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 and a DTS- HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, while the Theatrical Cut only has the 2.0 mix. Danny Elfman’s score is given the boost it needed here, and for purists, the Director’s Cut has restored Doug Bradley’s voice to Lylesberg after it was dubbed over in the Theatrical Cut. Speaking of dialogue, it’s clean and comes through without any problems. Although there’s a slight variance in quality due to the sources used, the tracks overall are excellent. The surrounds serve to immerse the viewer in the action, and pack a punch when needed.

Extras:

As is usual in the Scream Factory line, they’ve loaded this set up with goodies (and then some for the Limited Edition). However, there’s a rather glaring issue that needs to be addressed.

First off, we get an Introduction to the Director’s Cut by Clive Barker and Mark Alan Miller, VP at Barker’s Seraphim Films, essentially stating why and how this version of the film exists. Following that is an Audio Commentary with director Cliver Barker and Mark Alan Miller. The duo cover a ton of info in this easy listening track, with Miller acting as the moderator with 100 questions. Topics include working with Cronenberg and the rest of the cast and crew, how the ideas for the various characters came about, the film’s effects, changes in the director’s cut of the film and the decisions that led to these changes, and much more. Extremely informative and entertaining. It’s also strange to hear Barker’s voice without the gravelly, raspy sound that we’re used to.

“Tribes of the Moon: Making Nightbreed” is a massive 72-minute documentary starting right from the beginning of the film’s origins and covering everything through pre-production all the way to the film’s eventual release. Mixing interviews with cast members (Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Christine McCorkindale, Doug Bradley, Hugh Ross and Simon Bamford) are tons of behind-the-scenes footage and photos. The cast talk about their roles, their costumes and makeup, relationships with the other cast members, and come across as genuinely having had a blast working on the picture. This is the perfect compliment to the audio commentary.

Following that is “Making Monsters”, another massive documentary clocking in at 42 minutes. Featuring interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer, and Paul Jones, as well as Barker’s original sketches and make-up test footage. The trio talk about working with Barker, the challenges facing the artists in bringing Clive’s visions of the monsters to life, and their reactions to the changes made to the film in the theatrical cut. As an effects junkie, this was another great treat.

“Fire! Fights! Stunts!: 2nd Unit Shooting” is a 20-minute interview with assistant director Andy Armstrong. Armstrong goes over his group’s work on the film, particularly the battle in Midian, and how he had to deliver a rather intense action scene on such a limited budget. Also shared are some stories working with Barker on certain parts, as well as the technical aspects involved with the shoot.

The film’s theatrical trailer rounds out the extras for the first disc.

On the second disc, things start off with a collection of Deleted Scenes. Spliced from various sources (including the Cabal Cut), the scenes are a mix of alternate takes and extended scenes that were trimmed for time. Do note that for scenes involving the Cabal Cut footage, the audio is pretty rough and is hard to understand what’s said.

“Monster Prosthetics Masterclass” has Bob Keen going into detail covering how the prosthetics were created, how they were applied and removed, as well as showing off some more shots of the makeup from production photos.

“Cutting Compromise” is a 14-minute conversation with co-editor Mark Goldblatt, who offers up a frank discussion of a film that he felt “could’ve used a little extra work” in the editing room, though not as much as what eventually happened. Goldblatt talks about his work leading up to Nightbreed, his admiration for Barker’s work, and the trouble between kowtowing to Morgan Creek while attempting to honour Barker’s vision. A very honest and an interesting interview.

“The Painted Landscape: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie” is a 5-minute look at Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art, including the giant 60-foot mural that decorates Midian, and the matte paintings used in the film. Really cool seeing the progression from concept to final footage.

Also included is footage of Matte Painting and Makeup tests, a segment discussing the famous lost stop motion footage, an extended look at the torture scene sequence seen in the film, rehearsal tests and a plethora of still galleries with sketches, deleted scenes, poster art, cast and crew, and on-set photos.

The third disc is the Theatrical Cut of Nightbreed, which also has the theatrical trailer. As mentioned before, unlike the Director’s Cut, this cut only sports a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 audio track (which is incorrectly stated as being 5.1 on the box).

Rounding everything up is a sturdy chipboard box sporting a sticker with the unit number of your Limited Edition, as well as a nice illustrated booklet featuring an essay by Mark Alan Miller, more production and character photos and poster art.

Now, while this is honestly one of the best releases of the year for a film and by Scream Factory, I do have some problems. The first is the omission of the Cabal Cut. Yes, the quality would be terrible, and it doesn’t make much sense when that cut basically has all of the footage that Barker had shot put into one giant film. Plus, the focus should be on the Director’s Cut. And even though some of the pieces of footage from the Cabal Cut are found on the bonus disc, it would’ve been nice to have had the cut as another comparison. Also, there’s a lack of discussion on Danny Elfman’s contribution to the film’s score, which definitely deserves praise.

The second issue I have is the Limited Edition itself. Specifically, the practice of having supplements exclusive to the set. It’s always a pain when companies do this, as those who want more info about the film are forced to pay for a set that should really be geared towards the hardcore fans in the form of a keepsake box or posters or whatnot, especially when you have only 10,000 units being produced. Now I know that Shout! Factory had to pay for licensing the Theatrical Cut from Warner Bros, but some of us couldn’t care less about that cut, and really could’ve done without it in this set. If the Cabal Cut was put in it’s place, then I could understand. But don’t put extras on a 2nd disc as a way to force people to buy the Limited Edition. Hardcore fans would gladly buy the set for the booklet, collector box, theatrical cut and poster. Everyone else would just want to hear the complete story of the film.

Now that I’m off of my soapbox, I can say that this set, Limited Edition or not, is definitely right up there with Scream Factory’s Halloween box set. With hours of content by people with an obvious love for the film and it’s fanbase, this is easily recommended. Unfortunately, with the Limited Edition being sold out, those fans desiring the complete package will have to do some scrounging and searching on eBay for the set. Everyone else will be pleasantly impressed with the regular edition.

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American Horrors Debuts New Paranormal Investigation Reality Series ‘Mission Terror’

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:25

American Horrors, the 24-hour FilmOn horror specialty channel, is launching a brand new paranormal investigation reality series called “Mission Terror’.

The series debuts online at http://www.filmon.com/channel/american-horrors on Thursday, November 27th at 10:00pm PST/7:00pm EST and will follow hosts Chad Glovier and Travis Rockefeller as they travel the country investigating the paranormal activity in truly creepy Midwest locations like The Egyptian Theater (DeKalb, Illinois), The Prairie View Rest Home (Missouri), and Illinois most notoriously haunted building, The Monteno Insane Asylum!

“Ghost hunting is something we have always been interested in. It started out as equal parts urban exploration and paranormal investigation. We’d drive around the Illinois countryside looking for creepy places to explore and investigate,” said Glovier. “It was nothing fancy at first – just a couple of normal guys with key chain flashlights, recording with our cell phones. After a few crazy experiences, we knew we had to take it to the next level. We invested in top of the line equipment and cameras and started investigating some of the scariest places the Midwest had to offer.”

“As massive horror fans, we were ecstatic when we were approached to be a part of the American Horrors network – the world’s only 24/7 streaming all-things-horror network – to be their official paranormal investigation show.” Added Mr. Rockefeller. “The opportunity for our series to reach a worldwide audience of people who love horror as much as we do was something we could not pass up. We can’t wait to share our experiences investigating some of the scariest places America has to offer – many of which are unknown by the masses.”

American Horrors is the world’s greatest 24/7 uncut horror channel that’s free to watch worldwide via Filmon.com featuring original television programming (American Horrors, True Crimes, Angela’s Trailer Park, Fright Asylum, Saturday Fright Special, The American Horrors Intermission, 8.13), the best in short form horror films, horrific uncensored music videos (Danzig, Warbeast, Doyle, Obituary) and feature length horror films from the VHS era & beginnings of the DVD era. Watch on your iPhone, iPad, Android or computer, or download the facebook free FilmOn Live TV Free & VOD app and start watchin’! Now you can watch American Horrors channel on Roku in the US! Use the channel code WM6BC to add Filmon’s private label channels & start watching! Watch American Horrors FREE online.

 

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BD Playlist: Brad Vol. 6

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:00

After a long weekend with family and food, it might be time to clear out your head a bit and get back into the swing of things. Since that’s not always the easiest of tasks, why not get a solid playlist to help you through this week?

This week’s BD Playlist was curated by Mr. Disgusting and features a bunch of rock/metal as well as one outlier that may surprise a few of you. I’d tell you but how is spoiling the surprise any fun? Find out by venturing forth!

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Jack The Ripper Vs. Hannibal Lecter!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:22

It’s a battle across generations and into the land of fiction as Epic Rap Battles Of History face notorious Whitechapel serial killer Jack The Ripper against Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter!

Jack The Ripper is portrayed by Dan Bull, notorious geek rapper, while Lecter is portrayed by ERB regular Epic Lloyd. Check out the video below and let us know who you think won in the end!

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Universal Monsters Collective Gets a ‘Monster’ Writer

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:46

Deadline writes that Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) has been tapped by Universal Pictures to join its efforts to relaunch its library of classic monster movies.

Universal is developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, the site adds. Kurtzman’s credits include Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man, while Morgan is the writer behind five installments of Universal’s The Fast And The Furious franchise.

Basu’s action adventure The Pier, which he co-wrote with David Bowers, was recently voted runner up in the annual Brit List of best unproduced screenplays. Basu also co-penned Vertigo Films’ sequel Monsters: Dark Continent with writer-director Tom Green, which is in postproduction.

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Plan Your ‘Poker Night’ For December 5th

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:38

XLrator Media’s Poker Night begins on iTunes and VOD platforms December 5 with a light theatrical run slated for December 20.

We now have the official art and stills from the film starring Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, Corey Large

In this twisted thriller, a young detective is caught in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped and tormented by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, the rookie must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.

Greg Francis directs.

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Posters For ‘Vice,’ Starring Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers, Thomas Jane, and Johnathon Schaech!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:37

Check out the official posters for Vice, starring Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense), Ambyr Childers, Thomas Jane (The Mist, Endangered), Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night)!

Directed by Brian A. Miller, “Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis) has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial (Ambyr Childers) becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian’s mercenaries and a cop (Thomas Jane) who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!

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8 ‘Friday the 13th’ Films, ‘The Omen’ Trilogy On Netflix Instant

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:15

A major update to the Netflix Instant library December 1 as the streaming service added the first 8 Friday the 13th films (all the way up to Jason Takes Manhattan). None of the New Line titles (Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X, Freddy vs Jason, nor the remake) are available, unfortunately.

In addition, the entire The Omen trilogy has also been added, which includes The Omen, Damien: Omen II and Omen III: The Final Conflict.

Lastly, now’s your chance to check out Joe Lynch’s Knights of Badassdom, which begins while “Venturing into the woods to act out a medieval fantasy, three friends face a real-life struggle for survival after inadvertently conjuring a succubus.“.

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‘The Pyramid’ Clip Collapses Under Your Feet

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:05

FOX’s new clip from The Pyramid, in theaters December 5, drops the floor from right out under you!

Gregory Levasseur, who worked with Alexandre Aja on the screenplays for High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, directed the flick starring Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman.

In The Pyramid, “The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.

Watch another clip where evil gets released by clicking here, another brings the guns.

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‘Altered’ Trailer Tracks Down a Serial Killer

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:01

Check out the trailer premiere for Kely McClung’s Altered, which stars Robert Pralgo (“The Vampire Diaries”, The Collection), Amanda Dreschler (Lost Angels), and Keith Brooks (“The Walking Dead”).

A beautiful, naive young woman fights to control a dark, constantly changing reality while trying to maintain her own grip on sanity when she is thrust into the hunt for a brutal serial killer.

Here’s the trailer…

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Music On Vinyl Releasing ‘Natural Born Killers’ OST On Vinyl

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:00

In 1994, director Oliver Stone released Natural Born Killers, one of the most insane, depraved mass murder films of its time. Its infamy has lived on, thanks heavily to its cult status and all-star cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, and more.

Another aspect of the film that has lived on is the soundtrack, a smorgasbord of classic country, singer-songwriter, industrial, hip hop, and more. And now, two decades after its initial release, the soundtrack is coming to life again in the form of vinyl thanks to Music On Vinyl.

Coming out on December 8th, the soundtrack will be released on 2xLP 180-gram vinyl with the first 2000 numbered copies on blood red vinyl. The soundtrack was produced by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and features tracks from Patsy Cline, Dr. Dre, Jane’s Addiction, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and many more. More details can be found here.

Head below for the trailer and track list.

Track list:

SIDE A
1. WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE (LEONARD COHEN)
2. SHITLIST (L7)
3. MOON OVER GREENE COUNTY (DAN ZANES)
4. ROCK N ROLL NIGGER (PATTI SMITH)
5. SWEET JANE (COWBOY JUNKIES)
6. YOU BELONG TO ME (BOB DYLAN)

SIDE B
1. THE TREMBLER (DUANE EDDY)
2. BURN (NINE INCH NAILS)
3. ROUTE 666
4. TOTALLY HOT
5. BACK IN BABY’S ARMS (PATSY CLINE)
6. TABOO (PETER GABRIEL AND NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN)
7. SEX IS VIOLENT (JANE’S ADDICTION)

SIDE C
1. HISTORY (REPEATS ITSELF) (A.O.S.)
2. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE (NINE INCH NAILS)
3. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME (RUSSEL MEANS)
4. DRUMS A GO-GO (HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS)
5. HUNGRY ANTS
6. THE DAY THE NIGGAZ TOOK OVER (DR. DRE)
7. BORN BAD (JULIETTE LEWIS)

SIDE D
1. FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS (SERGIO CERVETTI)
2. FORKBOY (LARD)
3. BATONGA IN BATONGAVILLE
4. A WARM PLACE (NINE INCH NAILS)
5. ALLAH, MOHAMMED, CHAR, YAAR
6. THE FUTURE (LEONARD COHEN)
7. WHAT WOULD U DO (THA DOGG POUND)

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