Holy Sh*t, ‘USS Indianapolis’ Got Made, and it Stars Nicolas Cage! (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:46

I’ve been dying for Hollywood to finally get USS Indianapolis into production. It’s been in development hell for years, and even had some really hot directors attached.

It’s more of a thriller, but it involves sharks eating people, and is based on an honest-to-God true story.

Somehow, completely off my radar, this movie got made – and it stars mother fuckin’ Nicolas Cage.

Hannibal Classics and Patriot Pictures are behind the World War II disaster movie that’s full title is USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.

Cage stars as Capt. Charles Butler McVay, whose ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July of 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bombs. “President Truman has selected you to lead a highly classified mission,” Cage is told.

Because the ship was without an escort, the Indianapolis was not reported missing until four days later. Of 1,197 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship, while the rest faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks as they waited for assistance. Only 317 sailors survived, and McVay was court-martialed, then exonerated more than half a century later.

The trailer, via Variety, shows several shark attacks during those five days and the subsequent court martial.

Mario Van Peebles directed from a script by Cam Cannon and Hannibal Classics principal Richard Rionda Del Castro.

Categories: Horror News

‘Bite’ Clip Goes From Steamy to Sticky… (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:12

Earlier this month Scream Factory acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the visceral body-horror film Bite (review) from director Chad Archibald. That release date has now been tagged as May 6th when the film will be available via VOD, On Demand and in select theaters.

Check out this exclusive clip that starts off steamy and ends all sticky…

When she returns from her tropical bachelorette party getaway, a young woman begins to succumb to an insect bite in the palpably disturbing film Bite. Witness the skin-crawling chronicle of one woman’s truly terrifying descent into madness when the visceral body-horror feature Bite debuts in select U.S. theaters May 6th, 2016.  Directed by Chad Archibald (The Drownsman), Bite had a sensational premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where it won an Audience Award, and has recently played at numerous top international genre film festivals.
While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

Starring Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers, Barry Birnberg, Daniel Klimitz, Tianna Nori, and Caroline Palmer. Bite is directed by Chad Archibald and produced by Black Fawn Films.

Categories: Horror News

The Terrifying Pointlessness of ‘The Strangers’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:01

Ever since the invention of motion-picture cameras, filmmakers have been searching the darkest recesses of their brains in an effort to come up with the next great movie monster. From George Romero’s zombies to Wes Craven’s Freddy Krueger, the villains that have most iconically terrorized the silver screen have mostly been creatures quite unlike those found within our physical realities, providing a safe distance from the fear we feel while watching them stalk and slash. When we go to bed, we can pretty sure that we won’t be torn apart in our sleep by a werewolf or feasted on by a hungry vampire, but one thing we cannot promise ourselves is that we’ll be safe from the scariest monsters of them all: the human beings we’re forced to share this planet with.

It is for this reason that no sub-genre of horror is more genuinely terrifying than the home invasion film, which preys upon the very real fear of the safest place in your world being flip-turned into a living nightmare. Countless films released in the last several decades fall under the home invasion umbrella, from 1967’s Wait Until Dark to 2011’s You’re Next, but it wasn’t until Bryan Bertino made his own contribution to the sub-genre that the home invasion film truly reached its pinnacle of terror. Released in 2008, The Strangers upped the fear factor by throwing motive completely out the window.

There’s absolutely nothing deceptive about the simplicity of Bertino’s premise. In The Strangers, James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) and Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler), whose troubled relationship is given a wonderfully nuanced introduction within the first 15-minutes, are spending the night in a remote vacation home. Around four in the morning, they receive a knock on the front door from a young woman who claims to be looking for a friend of hers, and soon thereafter, a trio of masked maniacs break into the home and terrorize the couple. Why, you ask? That’s a question directly addressed in Bertino’s script, and the answer sends chills up the spine just thinking about it.

Because you were home,” answers one of the masked intruders.

More than merely a creepy tagline, that bone-chilling reveal hammers home the entire theme of The Strangers, which is that sadistic killers don’t need a reason to make you their next target. It’s comforting to believe that you need to wrong someone in order to become their enemy, but the reality, as is terrifyingly on display in The Strangers, is that your peaceful existence can be shattered simply because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. And sometimes, as the world learned courtesy of the infamous Manson Family murders of 1969, which loosely inspired Bertino to pen this very film, that wrong place can be within the walls of your own home.

Like the real-life murders of Sharon Tate and friends, there’s really no point to the brutality on display in The Strangers, and though many over the years have criticized the film for that, it is my belief that it’s actually the single most chilling aspect of it. Right out of the gate, a narrated sequence (a nod to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) more or less lays out everything we’re about to see, letting us know that the two characters we’re about to meet will not survive the night. Less than 80-minutes later, as promised, James and Kristen are uneventfully stabbed to death, and just like that, the film ends. No twist. No surprises. When it’s over, we realize there was no point to what we just witnessed, and if the palpable terror of that pointlessness doesn’t linger with you long afterwards, well, it sure does for me.

Everything about The Strangers, very much unlike the majority of modern horror films, is quiet and understated, which is a huge reason why it’s so effective at imparting the fear that it does. In the most chilling moment, Kristen is pouring herself a glass of water in the kitchen while the so-called “Man in the Mask” watches from afar, something we see but Kristen does not. The brief glimpse of the masked madman in the background, which is purposely out of focus, is the visual equivalent of the iconic reveal from When a Stranger Calls that the killer is calling from inside the house, and it’s the complete antithesis of the jump scare that plagues so many horror movies today. By showing us that the killer is inside the house, and then making us wait for him to strike, Bertino imbues the bulk of the film with a tension so thick you can cut it with a butcher’s knife, proving with only his first film that he understands precisely what makes a horror film scary – and it’s sure as hell not creepy images lunging towards the camera.

The Strangers doesn’t make you afraid to venture out into the woods with your friends, nor does it make you fear that your dead loved ones are going to come back from the grave and feast on your flesh. Rather, it makes you afraid of something you simply cannot escape doing each and every night: being in your own home when the sun goes down. Because you never know who might come knocking, and just being home might be enough to get you killed.

Can anything really be scarier than that?

Categories: Horror News

Perturbator’s ‘The Uncanny Valley’ is Sheer Synth Bliss (Album Review)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 13:00

We’re big fans of French retrosynth wizard Perturbator here on Bloody-Disgusting and I think it’s pretty obvious why. Inspired by the horror and sci-fi films of our youth, Perturbator’s music is a glorious explosion of synth goodness that is as exciting as it is innovative.

The 2014 album Dangerous Days was one of my favorite releases of that year and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a followup ever since. Today is that day. Today marks the release of The Uncanny Valley, and album that is sure to not only please fans of the genre but also win over newcomers.

Opening with “Neo-Tokyo”, we’re immediately thrust into aggressive percussion and beefy synth basslines with fluttering and sparkling pads. But what makes this track stand out is that it flows wonderfully, going from a hard-hitting attacks to an almost hypnotic cadence.

The album then transitions into “Weapons for Children”, which has this synthetic “whining” around the 3/4 mark that is just badass. There’s really no other way to put it. And the fact that the album then follows with “Death Squad”, which might as well make you feel like The Terminator, just puts the cherry on top of the icing. This opening trifecta already does an amazing job of hooking the listener in but then what follows are three wildly different sounding additions that prove that Perturbator is not only back with amazing music but that he’s matured and grown in his approach, bringing far more to the table than one would have imagined.

“Femme Fatale” feels like something that should appear in Blade Runner 2. A noir jazzy tune, it exudes the same sadness and that dreary yet beautiful feel from the original 1982 sci-fi film. To be fair, the opening sample of a rainstorm probably helped trigger my memory. “All these moments will be lost… Like tears… in rain…

Then we’ve got “Venger”, which features the sublime vocals of Greta Link, whose voice adds a delightful dimension to the already stellar track. And “Disco Inferno” is groovy beyond belief, with funk wah guitars that add such a splash of color and fun.

I could go on and on about the strength of this album, with songs like “Diabolus Ex Machina” or “Souls at Zero”, which ends using a sample from Tod Browning’s Freaks, but I think you’re realizing by now that I am absolutely besotted with this release. As I stated above, Perturbator has shown enormous growth and maturity with The Uncanny Valley. There is clearly a mind-boggling amount of thought that has gone into each track, ensuring that each instrument, each tone, each pad, does something interesting. From syncopating the bass against the hi-hats to creating a call-and-response system between various tones, Perturbator skillfully weaves an album that is intricate and absolutely fascinating.

The Final Word: With The Uncanny Valley, Perturbator has released an album that will be heralded as one of the very best of its kind. This is one of those records that you return to over and over and find something new each time.

Categories: Horror News

Shauna Macdonald Watches Herself Get Haunted in the ‘P.O.V.’ Trailer!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:59

Fortissimo Films’ sales trailer for Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror, P.O.V., leaked online ahead of Cannes.

“P.O.V follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her – and she may not be the only target.

The Descent‘s Shauna Macdonald stars in Bartok’s directorial debut, which was shot in Ireland and various locations around the UK. Steve Wall and Ross Noble also star.

I love the set up, that Macdonald’s character is trapped in bed and watching herself be haunted by the ghost of someone named “Nails.” I think that they need a change of title, though, as P.O.V. makes me think it’s just another meta found-footage film. It’s clearly something way better.

Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced through their Ireland-based, horror production outfit Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific, House of Netherhorror.

Categories: Horror News

‘The Unseen’ Trailer Creepily Becomes Invisible!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:32

Heading into Cannes is Geoff Redknap’s unique thriller, The Unseen, starring Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, and Ben Cotton.

In the film, “A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she goes missing, he risks everything to find her, including exposing the fact that he is becoming invisible.

We have the first ever stills to go along with the Cannes sales trailer, thanks to Fabien M.

Geoff Redknap worked as a make-up effects artist, before turning to writing and directing. His short,The Auburn Hills Breakdown played at festivals worldwide. Geoff’s feature script, Hangfire was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and won the Golden Feather Award at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Categories: Horror News

Art For ‘What Happened to Monday?’ Starring Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:15

The great Willem Dafoe (John Wick, Antichrist) has joined Prometheus star Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday?, which was filmed last July at the Castel Film Studios in Bucharest.

Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters‘s Tommy Wirkola directed the feature, which is produced by Vendome Pictures and Raffaella Productions and fully financed by SND, which will handle French distribution rights as well as international sales.

Set in a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of seven identical sisters must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Rapace plays all seven sisters, who are named after the days of the week.

Close plays the fierce head of the Child Allocation Bureau, Nicolette Cayman.

New additional cast includes Marwan Kenzari (Accused, Reckless), Christian Rubeck (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Pal Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki).

The script was written by Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross) and Max Botkin (Robosapien: Rebooted).

[H/T] ScreenDaily and Fabien M.

Categories: Horror News

“Robot Chicken” Spoofs ‘Aliens’ and it’s Fantastic!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:00

The 1986 sci-fi action/horror film Aliens is one of the greatest sequels to ever grace the silver screen, if not one of the greatest movies ever made. The mix of stunning practical FX with amazing characters and outright thrilling segments has made it a must-see film for pretty much…everyone! But just because the movie is practically flawless doesn’t mean it isn’t ripe for parody every once in a while. And when it comes to poking fun at popular titles, there’s few shows that do it better than Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken“!

Remember in Aliens when Ripley and Hicks enter an elevator only to have a xenomorph try to catch a ride with them? Well, the below segment follows that moment only it sees the aftermath from the perspective of the alien, who finds out the hard way that its acid blood can make for a very long and painful fall! Check it out down yonder and enjoy a good laugh!

Categories: Horror News

‘Drive’ Producer Teams With ‘Cheap Thrills’ Director For ‘Small Crimes’!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:33

E.L. Katz, who broke out in a big way with his excellent thriller Cheap Thrills, is heading to Cannes with Small Crimes, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Small Crimes is written by Katz and Macon Blair (Green Room, Blue Ruin), and is to be produced by, get this, David Lancaster (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash).

That’s quite the team.

Based on dave Zeltserman’s eponymous novel, “After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents, abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe nds himself trapped in the mess he left behind, in the cross re between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a ma a kingpin who knows too much.

Delightfully suspenseful, blackly comic, Small Crimes follows Joe’s desperate and misguided attempts to extract himself from this nightmare, only to dig himself into a deeper — and bloodier — hole.

Katz also directed the phenomenal opening sequence to ABC’s of Death 2, and is helming an episode of MTV’s “Scream.”

The cast is to be revealed at Cannes. Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip.

Categories: Horror News

‘Bed of the Dead’ Takes the Cannes Market By Its Throat

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:25

Channeling Hellraiser and A Nightmare On Elm Street comes Bed of the Dead, from the minds behind Bite.

In the film, “Four twentysomethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

Bed of the Dead was written and directed by Jeff Maher and produced by Black Fawn Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment.

Colin Price, Alyssa King, and Gwen Cumyn star.

Here’s the sales art, courtesy of Breakthrough and Bloody reader Fabien M.

Categories: Horror News

‘Grave,’ From Vegetarian to Vicious Meat Eater

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:51

Thanks to Fabien M. we have the first ever images from the Franco-Belgian co-production movie Grave, also selling at Cannes under the title Raw.

In the film, “Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…

Julia Ducournau directs Grave, which stars Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Bouli Lanners.

Below are some of the first ever stills that really pique my interest.

Categories: Horror News

Frank Grillo is Tough-as-Nails In This Latest ‘Beyond Skyline’ Image

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:40

From cowering in fear to tough as nails, here’s a brand new look at The Purge: Anarchy‘s Frank Grillo in Beyond Skyline, the sequel to Colin and Greg Strause’s Skyline that’s directed this time by Liam O’Donnell, who worked on some effects in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Iron Man 2. He co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Cordes. The duo wrote the first film, too.

Grillo stars in the film as a detective who embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

The full cast includes Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell, Devil), Jonny Weston (Under the Bed, Project Almanac), Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Antonio Fargas, Pamelyn Chee, Yayan Ruhian, Jacob Vargas, Valentine Payen, Betty Gabriel, Jack Chausse, and Kevin O’Donnell.

The sequel’s storyline allegedly takes place at the same time the first one did.

Hydraulx Entertainment is behind Beyond Skyline, and do some seriously badass effects work.

[H/T] Fabien M.

Categories: Horror News

8 Horror Films With Twists You’ll Never See Coming!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:33

The ending of a film can make or break it.This is especially true for horror films. When they utilize twist endings to shock the audience, it can be a bit of a double-edged sword. The eight films below are films whose twists really came out of nowhere. Did you see any of them coming? We think not!

***SPOILERS Aplenty Below***

April Fool’s Day

Not surprisingly, April Fool’s Day wasn’t that successful when it was initially released. People were none to pleased that the slasher film they thought they were seeing turned out to not be a slasher film at all, but one big April Fool’s Day prank! Surprise! No one actually dies in the film. Interestingly enough, the film was actually never intended to be a horror film, but the studio wanted to market it as one. April Fool’s Day is actually a fairly clever film (that just celebrated its 30th anniversary) that is a ton of fun. Plus, you’ve got to laugh at the fact that a bunch of horror fans were duped in 1986.


By now, the Saw franchise has become a bit of a joke, especially with the dismal Saw: The Final Chapter concluding the franchise (though Saw VI is actually one of the better sequels). That being said, if you were one of the lucky ones who saw Saw when it first hit theaters in October of 2004, you know how shocking that ending was. No one, and I mean no one expected Jigsaw to be the “corpse” on the floor. It was one of the most jaw-dropping moments in horror movie history.

Categories: Horror News

‘ELSTREE 1976’ Takes a Look at the Supporting Players in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:31

MVD Entertainment Group Presents
In Select Theaters May 6th
And DVD June 28th

With Star Wars back in full force thanks to The Force Awakens, Rogue One and the slew of other movies lined up it comes as no surprise that we’re starting to see more documentaries on the beloved franchise. I Am Your Father previously took a look at David Prowse and now ELSTREE 1976 will expand on that film by taking a look at not only Prowse but some of the other lesser known but still very important actors from the franchise.

This looks fascinating. I’m big on any documentary that explores film and it’s even better when looking at one of the franchises most responsible for shaping the landscape of cinema as we know it today.

ELSTREE 1976 explores the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated Science Fiction films in cinematic history, Star Wars.

From the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film, the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed and how the Star Wars franchise – which spans five decades from A New Hope to The Force Awakens – continues to impact their lives decades later.

Many of the minor characters were merely part of the set design, but eventually gained recognition as the Star Wars universe expanded into books, comics, etc. Fans learned the history of masked characters like Boba Fett and Greedo, but the sci-fi blockbuster also had a lasting impact on the people inside the costumes.

Not all of the interviewees had minor roles in the series however. For example, David Prowse, whose six-foot-eight bulk filled out Darth Vader’s suit and provided the menacing movements of film’s most iconic villain, wouldn’t be recognized on the street by all but the most ardent Star Wars fans. In the final cut of the movie, his face and voice were replaced by Sebastian Shaw and James Earl Jones, respectively. Others got to work on what would become the biggest movie of all time, but saw their characters cut entirely from the finished film.

The movie will start a US theatrical run on May 6th in select cities including Los Angeles and New York City. For the full list of theaters and ticket information, check http://filmrise.com/elstree-1976

The DVD can be pre-ordered now at the MVD Shop or on Amazon.

Categories: Horror News

Ju-On’s Kayako and Toshio Are Adorable When They’re Not Terrifying People!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:30

For many people, their introduction to J-horror was the Sam Raimi-produced 2004 flick The Grudge, which was directed by Takashi Shimizu, the creator of the original Ju-On series that the remake was based on. Here they met Kayako and Toshio, two very eerie ghosts who have some serious bags under their eyes and are in desperate need of some sunlight.

But when these specters aren’t lurking over your bed or hiding under your sheets, it turns out that the mother/son duo are all about doing everything a normal, living family like to do. They go to the park, eat meals, and just spend some quality time with each other. Well, that’s at least according to the amazing Instagram account that follows the pair through their daily shenanigans!

Check out several examples below and thanks to the awesome folk over at Rocketnews24 for finding this!

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(GW前半は近所の公園で) #ゴールデンウィーク #公園 #地元最高 #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on May 2, 2016 at 12:56am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(…成長してる?) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:18am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(新学期早々…) #遅刻常習犯 #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 10, 2016 at 7:39pm PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(魔界・霊界サミットの会場を下見してきた) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:07am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ (インスタ始めました♥) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや #世紀の対決 #決戦は6月18日 #負けないぞ♥ #公園 #ブランコ #楽しいな

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:00pm PST

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Pitch Black is Back, Y’all

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:22

Pitch Black is back, just as the prophecy foretold.

On July 7, 2011, I published what may very well be the finest 1,256 words I’ve ever written. It was a love letter review of an elusive new flavor of Dew inspired by the woefully underappreciated black grape and infused with the essence of Halloween. That Dew was Mountain Dew Pitch Black.

This is the first soda to earn my fear and my respect. I fear it because of what it did to me one crisp autumn morning back in 2012. It was a Wednesday I’ll never forget. My very own Pitch Black Wednesday.

The day before the horrific incident, an exceptional friend of mine had gifted me two twelve packs of the tasty beverage, earning a place in my heart forever and ever. I plowed through half the cans in no time at all, then, it happened. I had to pee super bad. Like, Jim Carrey in a dog-shaped van bad.

I made it to the bathroom with minimal seepage, like a professional adult, and proceeded to hastily uncoil the beast so I could begin. It didn’t take long for me to realize he was spitting out a sickly green sewage water that lacked the subtle luminescence and warm amber hues I usually see. I came frighteningly close to being traumatized for life that day had I not acted fast and sought answers on Google.

I’m better now, but I am still pretty shaken up about it.

The reason I’m telling you this is so you can better understand what this supremely satisfying soda means to me, as well as what it could mean to you, if you open the still-functioning (for now) arteries of your heart to it.

Mountain Dew Pitch Black is as much a proprietary blend of chemicals and sugar designed by a team of scientists wearing Dew branded lab coats as you and I are people-shaped skin bags filled with meat. It’s so much more than the sum of its parts, just like us. It’s what I imagine Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood tastes like, only better. It’s so delicious, thousands of black grapes willingly volunteer themselves to be drained of their precious juices so they can be reborn as the greatest of mankind’s carbonated inventions.

Prince even dedicated an album to it! Surely you’re sold by now.

You can find out for yourself whether or not Pitch Black is for you by visiting a beverage retailer of your choosing and giving it a try. Go ahead, taste it. Come on, put it in your mouth, you know you want to. Everyone else is, so you should to unless you want to be weird and die alone. What have you got to lose, besides your health or whatever?

Pitch Black is only here for a limited time, unless we enlist Lady Democracy to keep it here until the end of time. As much as I like Baja Blast, it can fuck off back to Taco Bell. There can only be one, and unless that one is Keanu Reeves, it better be Mountain Dew Pitch Black.

Unfortunately, it’s an insanely tight race, with only 1% — one goddamn percent — separating the two. I’m not saying everyone who votes for Baja Blast should die in a fire, but you should vote for Pitch Black.


Categories: Horror News

Simon West Has Awakened the ‘War Wolf’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:11

Veteran action director Simon West, who has been developing The Blob for what feels like an eternity, has been set to helm War Wolf, with shooting set for Italy in November, Variety writes.

“War Wolf is set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch.

Finch, author of the “Heck” crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Wolves, for which Dave Elsey won an Academy Award.

West’s directing credits include Con Air, The Expendables 2 and The Mechanic.

Fortitude International will launch international sales in Cannes. War Wolf is the first in a planned franchise of films under a partnership between West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

Categories: Horror News

‘Purge’ Badass to Battle Violent Father in ‘Wolf in the Wild’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:04

Frank Grillo, best known for his role in The Purge: Anarchy and the upcoming The Purge: Election Year and Beyond Skyline, will star in Wolf in the Wild for Awesomeness Films, Variety reports out of Cannes.

The film centers on a young man who is taken in by his best friend’s family after his grandmother dies. Life initially seems idyllic, until he stumbles upon proof that his adopted father may be a violent criminal.

Tonally, the film is meant to be a mixture of Disturbia and Rear Window.

“I’m excited to be working with Awesomeness on a script that is a throwback to suspense thrillers I love,” said Grillo.

Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”) will co-star. Greg Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) is on board to direct from a screenplay by Mark Mavrothalasitis and Will Frank. Awesomeness chief Brian Robbins and Awesomeness Films head Matt Kaplan are producing.

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Trailer Enters ‘Monsterland’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:59

RLJ/Image Entertainment has released a trailer for the June 7th DVD and Digital release of Monsterland, starring Josh LaCasse, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Last Ship,” “Girls”), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, Helter Skelter), Trent Haaga (Cheap Thrills, Deadgirl), and John Franklin (Children of the Corn).

The shorts are directed by Graham Denman, Jack Fields, Erik Gardner, Andrew Kasch, Patrick Longstreth, Sander Maran, Robert Mclean, The McCoubrey Brothers, Cory Norman, John Skipp, and Frank J. Sudol.

Amidst a bloody backdrop of chaos and carnage, one panicked, lowly survivor of the Monster Apocalypse takes shelter in a movie theater to buy himself a few extra moments of precious life. Little does he know, he’s taken a flying leap out of the frying pan and smack dab into the fires of hell by attending the last movie marathon he’ll ever see.

Welcome to Monsterland! A terrifying place where savage beasts, carnivorous creatures, and grotesque abominations are the new normal; and the human race is now at the bottom of the food chain.

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‘It Follows’ Director Nabs Andrew Garfield For Next Film

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:42

After the critical acclaim that was bestowed upon David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, many were left wondering what the next film would be. Well, now information has come out and it seems that Mitchell is going the noir route with Under the Silver Lake, which has confirmed Andrew Garfield as the star, according to Deadline.

The film is a modern crime thriller and will be set in Los Angeles. Michael De Luca, Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Adele Romanski will all be acting as producers. The film will be offered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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