Bebop and Rocksteady Confirmed for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:44

Comic Book writes out of Paramount’s Cinemacon presentation that both Bebop and Rocksteady, the two fan-favorite henchmen that first appeared in the 1990 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animated series, will be appearing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, in theaters on June 3rd, 2016.

Paramount allegedly showed renderings of the mutant villains, both created by both Krang and Shredder in the first season of the animated series. Early concept art leaked back in October that revealed the looks of both Bebop and Rocksteady, while also confirming plans to bring Krang to the big screen. Could the alien mastermind behind the Technodrome finally appear in a live-action Turtles movie, too?! We’ve been dying to see Eastman and Laird’s T.C.R.I. (the alien ooze that created the Turtles) arc from the original comics realized on the big screen. Suprisingly, Shredder died in the first issue setting up the alien invasion.

Anyways, here’s a brief recap of Bebop and Rocksteady’s history:

Bebop and Rocksteady were relatively late additions to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythos. They did not appear in the original Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comic book series, but were created for the uber-popular 1990s animated series so that Playmates would have more mutants to make action figures out of.

Bebop and Rocksteady were recently reintroduced in IDW Publishing’s ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes comic book series, which rebooted the series to include elements of continuity from each of the Turtles’ many incarnations. They recently made headlines for killing Donatello (by cracking his shell wide open), in an effort to prove their worth to Shredder.

All I want to know is when I’ll see Krang. Gimme that and I’ll happily buy a ticket.

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The Oni Press Open Submission Guidelines Are Here

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:30

Just last month Oni Press made waves when they announced they were opening submissions in May of this year. Many people had questions about this process, wondering what type of content the publisher would be looking for. In anticipation of next week’s rollout the publisher documented everything they’d be looking for in one handy guide. So for those of you aspiring creators out there, Oni is looking for your complex character stories.

On May 1st, 2015, Oni Press will be opening submissions to the public. We are on the hunt for new stories from new creators, featuring characters that reflect the diversity of the world around us. Oni Press has always valued content and execution, and we are looking for creators and projects that can support our goal to publish excellent, varied and original work.

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

PITCHES - Cartoonists and writers, we’re looking for pitches. If you’re a cartoonist who can write and draw we’d love to see what you have. Writers, this is the day you’ve been waiting for—we are looking at story pitches without necessitating an artist attached. If you already have an artist lined up you think is up to snuff, fantastic! But if you’re a writer who needs help finding an artist, if your pitch is THAT good, we will help partner you up.

PORTFOLIOS - Illustrators and colorists! If you think your work is up to snuff and you are looking to be paired up and you think your artwork would fit in amongst some of the best storytellers in comics, now is your chance to prove it.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT:

Anyone with a unique perspective and a firm grasp of the comics medium.

WHAT WE WANT TO SEE:

An excellent sense of storytelling and well-developed characters with a definite perspective.

 

    WHAT ASSOCIATE EDITOR ARI YARWOOD WANTS TO SEE:

I got my start in literary journals and feminist pop culture critique (shoutout to Bitch). I’m looking for complicated and nuanced characters with a developed perspective. I want to see diversity and originality, and I want stories with underrepresented characters—all I had in my formative years was Livejournal and The L Word, and no one should have to rely on The L Word to see themselves reflected in media. I’m a big fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and literary fiction fan, but most of all I want to read something I haven’t seen before. My favorite movie is Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, because life is a rich tapestry.

    WHAT EDITOR ROBIN HERRERA WANTS TO SEE:

I started off in the YA/Children’s book world and I think that world has a lot of crossover with the comics world in terms of story and execution. I want fully-realized characters (not necessarily “strong” or even “likable”) with agency and direction. I want unique perspectives and different takes. I’m into a lot of different genres: high fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, literary, romance, coming-of-age, and anything that has to do with weird food-based Battle Royales. Or Battle Royales in general. (I wrote my graduate thesis about point of view choices in Battle Royale and The Hunger Games.)

    WHAT SENIOR EDITOR CHARLIE CHU WANTS TO SEE:

The biggest thing I would like to see from incoming submissions is more diversity in not only the voices we publish, but also the kinds of stories and characters in our books. For too long a period of time, we’ve seen way too much of the same ideas from the same narrowing demographic of creator get pitched to us, and the only way to change that is to evolve the pool of creators we are talking to. If you are a female writer or artist, someone who identifies as a person of color, or LGTBQ, consider this an invitation and please come pitch us. We’re not looking for affirmative action in our books by any means, but with the readership growing larger by day, it’s important we find space for new voices who bring new ideas to the table while still maintaining the same level of pop appeal that defines the Oni Press library. As the tentpole and genre focused member of editorial, I’m hoping to find fast-paced and ambitious books that center around grounded, believable characters with the same diversity as the world we live in, and most of all, books that are fun, accessible, and original.

    WHAT EDITOR IN CHIEF JAMES LUCAS JONES WANTS TO SEE:

Oni Press has always been a place focused on publishing comics for an audience inclusive of a wide demographic. With other publishers finally catching up, it’s important for us to continue to break boundaries and continue to grow the diversity of our line. Our catalog has always been diverse, but it’s time for that variety to be reflected in the characters starring in our books and the creators making them. I’m looking for inventive stories with rich characters, a thoughtful approach to comic book storytelling, and a dedication to craft. You should be pitching us fully realized, considered pitches that continue the long Oni Press tradition of character-driven narratives that don’t fit in with other publishers’ conventions.

 

WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO SEE:

  • Superheroes! They have their place but their place is not with us.

  • Avoid pitching long-form series or stories in oversaturated genres such as supernatural noir, zombies, vampires and gritty detectives with a dark past.

  • Please also avoid delicate subjects such as rape and sexual abuse as fodder for exposition in genre stories–using rape as a plot point betrays not only a lack of sensitivity but also a lack of creativity when creating compelling female characters.

  • We are not accepting any prose or poetry — we’re a funnybooks publisher!

 

THE NITTY-GRITTY:

- The submission periods will operate on a two-months open, two-months closed schedule. Our first submission period will be open from May 1st to June 30th.

- All submissions should be submitted electronically through our Submittable site, located here:https://onipress.submittable.com/submit. Any physical submissions will be destroyed without reading. Please do not email (or tweet at) editors directly with pitches. It will just make us grumpy.

- All submissions should should have your name, email and phone number on every page. They should also begin with a cover letter telling us who you are, who your project is for and how it fits at Oni Press. Also feel free to include any previously published comics work or comic-related education.

- Expect a response to your submission within one month. Everyone will get a response but not all responses will be personalized—we simply don’t have the time to do so.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Writers:

- Pitches should be:

- A logline - [what’s the idea/concept]

- A one-page synopsis / overview - A short summary that contextualizes who your project is for and how it fits into the marketplace

- A 3-5 page outline - give us the full beginning, middle and end of your story so we can see your execution.

- A sample comic script containing at least two scenes, consisting of at least eight pages and no more than twenty pages. This should be a comic book script, NOT a screenplay.

Artists:

- Submissions should be:

- A portfolio with at least eight sequential storytelling pages with FINAL LINE ART / INKS. No pencils, just final inks [or the digital equivalent] by you.

- No covers, pinups, etc. SEQUENTIALS ONLY. We only care about your ability to tell a story. Adding pin-ups of Marvel/DC superhero characters are not an opportunity to wow us, it’s mostly just wasting our time. Again, SEQUENTIALS ONLY.

- Please make sure your sequentials include characters of both genders and at least one person of color.

Cartoonists or Writers w/ Artists: Combine the two categories above!

- Pitches or submissions should be:

- A logline - [what’s the idea/concept]

- A one-page synopsis / overview - A short summary that contextualizes who your project is for and how it fits into the marketplace

- A 3-5 page outline - give us the full beginning, middle and end of your story so we can see your execution.

- A sample script containing at least two scenes, consisting of at least eight pages and no more than twenty pages.

- At least 8 sample pages of sequentials from the project being pitched.

- Note: The creative team in your pitch is the one we expect to see actually working on your book. No switcheroos!

Colorists:

- Submissions should be:

- A portfolio with at least eight pages, containing at least two different scenes, from at least two different artists.

* Sorry, we are not currently taking submissions from pencillers, inkers, or letterers.

 

Categories: Horror News

Love & Peace & a Full Trailer

Dread Central - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:19

The full trailer for the new film from writer/director Shion Sono, entitled Love & Peace, is here; and it’s exactly as strange as you think it would be. Check it out!

Megumi Kagurazaka, Ikue Ohtani, Kumiko Asô, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shôko Nakagawa, and Miyuki Matsuda star.

Synopsis:
It’s the summer of 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ryoichi dreamed of becoming a punk rocker when he was younger but became a timid salaryman at a musical instrument parts company. He has feelings for Yuko, but he can’t tell her how he feels.

One day he has a fateful meeting with a turtle on the rooftop of a department store. He names the turtle Pikadon and adores it, but his co-workers laugh at him. Ryoichi throws Pikadon into the toilet. He regrets what he did. The turtle, though, goes through the sewage and meets an old man who lives in the underground. Something then happens.

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Netflix Orders Season Two Of “Marvel’s Daredevil”

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:17

Well that was fast. Netflix has just ordered a second season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” set to premiere sometime in 2016. After the critical acclaim received by season one this should come as no surprise, and given the recent boom in superhero genre TV, it’s a safe bet. The renewal notice does come with it’s own set of changes, though. The press releases sent out today confirmed a second season premiere in 2016. Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who worked closely with Steven DeKnight and Drew Goddard, will serve as show runners for season two.

Ramirez, Petrie, Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) are executive producers.  Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios will produce for Netflix.

For those of you out of the loop: Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York Cit. Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ayelet Zurer.

Categories: Horror News

‘Delivery’ Duo’s ‘Shut In’ to World Premiere at the 2015 LA Film Festival!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:53

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive first ever look at Shut In, the latest horror thriller from team that brought you Delivery: The Beast Within, which will have its World Premiere at the 2015 LA Film Festival!

In even bigger news, the film has also been nominated for the fest’s Nightfall Award — honoring those films from the bizarre to the horrifying, and meant to be watched after dark!

In Shut In, “Beth Riesgraf stars as Anna, a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals breaks into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

The film also stars Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2, HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) and Jack Kesy (FX’s “The Strain”).

Shut In is the debut feature from Adam Schindler, one half of LA based film collective Type AB, which was behind last year’s festival favorite Delivery: The Beast Within. That film also World Premiered at the LA Film Festival back in 2013, where it secured US distribution through Salient Media/Tribeca. TJ Cimfel and David White penned the screenplay.

“It’s such an incredible honor to bring Shut In to this year’s LA Film Fest”, said Schindler. “This represents something of a homecoming for us, as our last film also played LAFF and everyone from the programmers to the audiences were nothing short of amazing. Shut In is not your average home invasion film… it goes to some dark and unexpected places. It was made to play in front of a genre-loving crowd, so for me, June can’t come soon enough.”

Steven Schneider (WER, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli, Orphan). Executive producers are Christa Campbell (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Leatherface), Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Rob Van Norden.

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Director Hank Braxtan’s Unnatural Gets a Trailer and Poster

Dread Central - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:52

It’s been a few months since we’ve updated you on Chemical Peel director Hank Braxtan’s “nature gone amok” flick Unnatural, but that changes as of now with a first look at the feature’s poster and European trailer!

With narrative shades reminiscent of 1979’s Prophecy, an old-school practical effects approach, a grueling location shoot in Alaskan winter climes, and a cast that includes 1990’s “Twin Peaks” bombshell Sherilyn Fenn, Unnatural is produced by Ron Carlson with cinematography by Marc Carter. In addition to actress Fenn, the cast includes James Remar (“Dexter”), Ray Wise (Jeepers Creepers 2, “Twin Peaks”), Graham Greene (The Green Mile), Q’orianka Kilcher (“Sons of Anarchy”), and Ivana Korab.

Unnatural is being represented by sales agent VMI Worldwide for domestic and foreign sales. As soon as we receive word on a release date, we’ll let you know (we here at Dread caught a screening of the film earlier this year and found it to be a rollicking coaster of a ride).

Synopsis:
With many species on the verge of extinction, a notorious environmental corporation seeks to genetically modify several animals to survive climate change. When a fashion photographer and his small crew arrive on location in Alaska, they, as well as their local guides, find themselves thrust into a nightmare when they become prey for one of the escaped creatures. Isolated in the wild, the clock is ticking as they attempt to hold out.

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Mockingbird (2014)

Dread Central - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:13

Starring Barak Hardley, Todd Stashwick, Alexandra Lydon, and Audrey Marie Anderson

Directed by Bryan Bernito

Horror is a saturated market, and it is very easy for a title to get lost in the miasma. This is especially true for unknown directors who lack a big name distributor. I tend to give things a fair shake; even if all of my being tells me that the movie will be trash, I will begrudgingly pop it in, start it up, and see how long I can go before I turn it off. Sometimes, I even make it all the way to the credits. Even so, there are many films that will sit on my floor, having been plopped in only to be ejected after a few minutes in a motion akin to me reflexively swatting a spider that dangles into view while you’re driving. This is where unknown horror goes to die, along with westerns and romcoms that for some reason companies still inexplicably send to me.

So if this were a standard indie found footage project from some random hopeful trying to make Paranormal Activity money, I would understand why DreadCentral missed it. This isn’t that. I came across Mockingbird while looking through a list of Blumhouse Production movies as research for their WonderCon press roundtable, and saw a name I didn’t recognize. The wikipedia page was barren, with the cast listed in an order that I can only assume was dictated by a random number generator. When the actor for “Jacob’s Friend #4” is listed before one of the three main characters, I cannot fathom any logic that led to that ordering. And no, it wasn’t order of appearance, I checked that too.

This isn’t a no name director, either. This is written and directed by by Bryan Bertino, whose previous film was The Strangers. Not exactly a robust body of work, but The Strangers was a big enough deal that his second movie six years later should have made some kind of a stir. With a major producer and a real distributor, it must be some next level bad to have been so profoundly passed over.

That’s what’s confusing to me, since this conflux of oddities had me expecting the movie would be 1 out of 5 level trash. And yet, the movie wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t great, for sure, but it certainly isn’t a shameful pair of home alone sweatpants, unwashed and hidden when company comes by. It’s the baked chicken of horror, a C+ effort brought out when you have family over but it isn’t a holiday. An admirable effort, clearly falling short of the bar set by The Strangers, but not tarnishing a legacy.

Shot in an all too familiar found footage style, the film takes place from three points of view. The first is from husband and wife Tom (Todd Stashwick) and Emmy (Audrey Marie Anderson), normal parents in a seemingly average household. With two kids and a cat, all is well when a mysterious package arrives: a camera that will not stop filming. Spending a night alone while the kids are being looked after, the couple’s planned romantic evening is interrupted when it turns out that the camera wasn’t a prize for winning a contest, but instead a way for a mysterious malignant force to look into their lives.

Beth’s (Alexandra Lydon) story is similar; an isolated college girl whose roommates are away, she struggles with a recent breakup. She’s less excited about the camera than the husband and wife, providing her only a minor distraction before more dreadful events start to unfold. Soon, both Beth and the Tom/Emmy combo receive a tape of a young boy being shot, with the instructions to not stop filming. Things only get worse for there, as events orchestrate to ramp up the terror of each party as they spiral towards an intense, if a bit predictable conclusion.

The third party is a down on his luck loser named Leonard (Barak Hardley), who contrary to the other two parties is on the adventure of a lifetime. He thinks the camera is his chance to win money on a gameshow, and is provided a clown costume which he wears to complete various challenges. The worst thing he has to do is get kicked in the balls and make farting sounds in a women’s restroom, so his is a much more lighthearted romp. It fits into an overall more sinister plot, but he is unaware of it, even if the audience figures out where it is heading long before.

There’s some cool visual design and some genuinely tense moments. The film is broken up into segments, like some sick editor broke stitched it together for some black market distribution. Unfortunately, there are some pretty serious plot inconsistencies once the final twist is revealed. I’m getting into spoiler territory in the next paragraph, so if you want to watch it fresh, my spoiler free talking of the twist is that it absolutely ruined the movie for me.

SPOILER ALERT:

It turns out that a bunch of kids were behind the whole thing. The oldest one looks about 13. The climax comes when the various parties all meet up in a house filled with balloons and end up shooting each other, so it make kind of sense that they would have to use trickery to kill their targets rather than direct violence. Setting aside the obvious questions of how kids would know how to rig up a video camera to never stop filming and transmit the feed, let alone afford all this shit, or do it unnoticed, there’s still one major flaw.

At one point in the movie, Beth refuses to open a package, which prompts a dark figure to kick open her door and send her into the closet screaming. How the hell is an 8 year old supposed to kick open a door? Even the oldest looked like he was underdeveloped for 13, so it doesn’t make any reasonable sense. It all just comes together so stupidly, that I wish they would have just done like they did in The Strangers and never explain it.

SPOILERS OVER:

Despite the interesting stuff in terms of pacing and setting up the segments, the film is an illogical mess that falls far short of Bertino’s previous effort. It feels like a cheap knockoff that would have been released to ape off of the success of The Strangers, and 6 years too late. As a found footage film, it’s decent. I wouldn’t ever tell someone not to watch it, but I wouldn’t bust it out at a party as a hidden gem that everyone simply must see.

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Let Us Prey for Dark Sky

Dread Central - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:01

The release details are here for Brian O’Malley’s Let Us Prey via Dark Sky Films. Read on for some nifty new artwork and more! If you know what’s good for you, that is!

From the Press Release:
A new breed of screen villain takes over in LET US PREY, about a malignant loner’s chilling effect on everyone he encounters during a night in jail. The supernatural horror film will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on May 26, 2015 – it will also be available on Blu-ray/DVD day & date.

Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh; The Woman, Filth), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, “Game of Thrones”‘ Davos Seaworth) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station.

As it becomes clear that the enigmatic stranger, known simply as Six, has something to do with the supernatural, terrifying events, Rachel finds herself in a fight for her life against cop and criminal alike as one by one they turn on each other. Now she must survive the night and uncover the stranger’s true plans for the station’s hapless denizens before she too falls prey to the unholy power that seeks to destroy them all.

Also starring in the film are Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast) and Bryan Larkin (TV’s “Outlander”).

LET US PREY marks the auspicious directorial debut of Brian O’Malley. Sight & Sound listed the film as one of the best horror films of 2014. Sarah Boslaugh of Playback called it “an effective and surprisingly philosophical horror film.” The List’s Henry Rothmore said it is “an intriguing horror flick. … Cunningham is suitably sinister and shadowy, spouting Bible quotes as he manipulates the others.”

The film was an Official Selection and audience favorite at both the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and Montreal’s Fantasia Fest. It won the Silver Méliès Award at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film and the Audience Award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

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Get an Early Sneak Peek of The Originals Episode 2.20 – City Beneath the Sea

Dread Central - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:33

Well, that was certainly a jaw-dropping ending last night on “The Originals,” and if you can’t wait one second longer for a sneak peek of what’s ahead in next week’s Episode 2.20, “City Beneath the Sea,” you’re in luck because The CW has just released a clip!  In this sneak peek Marcel shares some sage advice with Rebekah.

“The Originals” Episode 2.20 – “City Beneath the Sea” (airs 4/27/15)
LOOMING DEADLINES AND ENTICING PROPOSITIONS — When Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black) devises a clever way to get Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) attention, she reveals some startling details about baby Hope and leaves him with an enticing proposition to consider.

Elsewhere, while Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) find themselves with opposing views on how best to handle Dahlia’s looming deadline, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Davina (Danielle Campbell), and Cami (Leah Pipes) work together to come up with their own strategy.

Meanwhile, following a tense stand-off between Elijah and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is left to make a difficult decision about her and Hope’s future.

Finally, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who is eager to leave his witch past behind him, approaches Davina with an offer that leaves her intrigued. Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie and Charlie Charbonneau.

For more info visit “The Originals” on CWTV.com, “like” “The Originals” on Facebook, and follow “The Originals” on Twitter.

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‘Bloodshot’ Being Directed By ‘John Wick’ Duo!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:38

Huge news today as Valiant Entertainment announced a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures to bring two of its series, Bloodshot and Harbinger, to the big screen starting in 2017, says Heat Vision.

The bigger news is that Bloodshot, targeted for a 2017 release, will be directed by the John Wick (one of the best movies of 2014) team of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, working from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street).

For Harbinger, Heisserer will provide the script solo, while potential directors are being kept under wraps for now.

It gets even more crazy as the plan is to create an Avengers-styled universe. Both Bloodshot and Harbinger will receive two features each before a fifth movie, Harbinger Wars, will bring both properties together, inspired by the Valiant comic book series crossover from 2013.

“Harbinger”, created by former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and David Lapham, is a next-generation “X-Men”-esque storyline about a group of superpowered beings on the run from the Harbinger Foundation, an organization run by mysterious philanthropist Toyo Harada. “Bloodshot”, created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton, is a soldier brought back from the dead by a secret government agency and turned into an unstoppable killing machine with no memory.

Both properties were among the first revived by Valiant Entertainment during the company’s relaunch in 2012, leading to 2013′s Harbinger Wars series by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry, Pere Perez and Clayton Crain.

In addition to Bloodshot and Harbinger, a number of other Valiant properties are in development, including odd-couple action comedy Archer & Armstrong and the badass supernatural thriller Shadowman!!

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‘Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves’ Gets a Red Band Trailer!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:25

FDR American Badass director Ross Patterson is taking on a new historical figure in his indie Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves, which is seeking finishing funds over at Indigogo.

We now have the red band trailer for the historical retelling that stars Jessie Wiseman as Keller, known for being both blind and def. Insidious‘ Lin Shaye portrays an older version of Keller, while Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick stars as ‘Jonathan’.

Bloody Disgusting previously had the exclusive poster premiere that teases the tagline: “She’s A Natural Born Keller“.

“Helen Keller vs Nightwolves tells the shocking story of how a group Nightwolves terrorized a tiny village taking people’s hearing and eye sight… and the one woman who fought back.

Follow the film on Facebook.

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The Story Of Erma, The Daughter Of ‘The Ring’s’ Samara, Continues

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:21

Earlier this year, we posted Brandon Santiago’s Erma, an ongoing comic that features Erma, the daughter of Samara from The Ring. Brandon’s story follows Erma through being babysat, going to school, and other things that kids do…although not usually haunted.

That story has continued on and a massive gallery of the strips, as well as one-off drawings, has been gathered. So we figured why not share the whole thing with all of you?

It’s rather adorable and the art very innocent, which only makes the more “horrific” moments all the more squeal inducing. Also, how many of us have reacted the same way as Erma in the “Movie Night” strip? My friends may think I’m a little crazy but I’ll laugh all I want when someone gets offed!

Make sure to follow Brandon’s work on Tumblr.

Have some more Erma

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Pulp-ish ‘Suburban Gothic’ One-Sheet

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:17

Check out this really cool alternate poster for Richard Bates Jr.’s Suburban Gothic (read our review), his follow-up to the Sundance success, Excision.

Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives.

Suburban Gothic is described as an eccentric comedy/horror that stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs and John Waters, and riffs on everything from classic supernatural horror and outsider teen comedies to the “Hardy Boys” and “Scooby-Doo”!

The film had its World Premiere at Fantasia last July.

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‘Let Us Prey’, Starring ‘The Woman’s’ Pollyanna McIntosh, Dated For Home Video

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:12

A new breed of screen villain takes over in Let Us Prey, about a malignant loner’s chilling effect on everyone he encounters during a night in jail. The supernatural horror film will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on May 26, 2015 – it will also be available on Blu-ray/DVD day & date.

Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Woman, Filth), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, “Game of Thrones’” Davos Seaworth) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station.

As it becomes clear that the enigmatic stranger, known simply as Six, has something to do with the supernatural, terrifying events, Rachel finds herself in a fight for her life against cop and criminal alike as one by one they turn on each other. Now she must survive the night and uncover the stranger’s true plans for the station’s hapless denizens before she too falls prey to the unholy power that seeks to destroy them all.

Also starring in the film are Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast) and Bryan Larkin (TV’s “Outlander”).

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Now THIS Is What A True Horror Fighting Game Would Look Like!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:16

Let’s be honest, if there were a real mass manufactured fighting game where the characters were iconic horror villains, we’d all be playing it pretty much nonstop. I have a feeling that BD could host tournaments and the vast majority of our readers would be kicking ass left and right. Unfortunately, no such mainstream game exists, due to the licensing nightmare it would take to orchestrate such a title.

However, that can’t stop us from dreaming, right? And that’s precisely what the fine folk over at ScrollBoss have done, creating a badass print that is available to order right now. The print shows a character select screen for a fighting game and Player 1 has picked Freddy while Player 2 has chosen Jason. Other “playable” characters include Candyman, Tarman, The Tall Man, Pinhead, Chucky, Ash, and more.

Check it out below!

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‘The Avengers’ Theme Gets A Must-See Cover

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:00

331Erock, the YouTube guitarist known for his bombastic metal covers of popular songs and themes, has released a cover of Alan Silvestri‘s theme for The Avengers. The best part of the whole video comes at the bridge, when four different guitars all harmonize with one another. It’s very Dragonforce-esque but definitely warrants a few minutes of your time.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron comes out in theaters next Friday.

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‘Pumpkinhead’: A Really Cool Movement Test (Video)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:59

Stan Winston School of Character Arts shared a gem from their archives, posted back in 2010.

What you’ll see below is an early Pumpkinhead movement test. In it, “Tom Woodruff, Jr. rehearses in a very rough, unpainted Pumpkinhead suit while his SWS cohorts puppeteer the tail with external marionette wires,” they explain. “Notice the holes in the neck that allow Tom to see.”

Stan Winston directed the 1988 film that starred Lance Henricksen as a man who conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

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Early PUMPKINHEAD movement test: Tom Woodruff, Jr. rehearses in a very rough, unpainted Pumpkinhead suit while his SWS…

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“Preacher” Will Have a Terrifying Slaughterhouse Owner In Elizabeth Perkins!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:58

“Weeds” alumna Elizabeth Perkins is set for a co-starring role opposite Dominic Cooper in AMC drama pilot “Preacher”, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic, says Deadline.

Perkins plays Vyla Quinncannon, a genteel but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville. Ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying, Vyla shares a past with Jesse’s father which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.

Cooper will play Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says.

Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

“True Blood” alumna Lucy Griffiths will play Emily, a no-nonsense single mother of three, a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper, and Jesse’s loyal right hand.

Ian Colletti was also recently cast as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.

Rogen and Evan Goldberg are behind the forthcoming pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s masterful cult 1990s comic, which blows away “The Walking Dead” in every way possible.

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LEGO ‘Haunted Mansion’ Set Needs Your Help!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:52

Want to see LEGO make an official set based on Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion”?

Well, I do, so I’m using my soapbox to point you to LEGO Ideas where you can directly tell the company you want to see 999 happy haunts in LEGO form.

This would be the perfect present for the 45th Anniversary.

The set includes:
The Disneyland Version of the Haunted Mansion
with 6 (possibly 7) minifigs included. (Unfortunately, 999 is just not possible!)

The Mansion is set on a 32×32 base, (the traditional size for a modular build) which folds open for added playability!

The inside of the mansion includes memorable scenes such as:
The Foyer – Contains full versions of the infamous “stretching portraits”
The Library with it’s ever-watchful busts
The Corridor of Doors
Madame Leota’s Seance Room – Complete with Madame Leota
The Grand Ballroom – Includes spinning dance platform, organ, and dueling portraits
The Attic – Has goodies including a piano and several pictures of Constance and her dearly departed(s)

Minifigs –
- The Infamous 3 Hitchhiking Ghosts – A MUST!
- The Bride, Constance Hatchaway
- A Ballroom Dancing couple

Also as an added bonus, if Lego and Disney saw fit, I would like to petition the inclusion of the legendary “Hatbox Ghost”.

There’s only 8 days left – so HURRY!

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‘Fantastic Four’ Images Flame On and Reveal More of Thing and Dr. Doom!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:33

This past weekend Fox released the awesome full trailer for Fantastic Four, which boasts a phenomenal cast including Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

Now, the studio sent us a batch of first official images that put the heroes powers on display, while also giving us a really good look at Dr. Doom, a villainess programmer hellbent on revenge.

In theaters August 7, 2015, “Fantastic Four centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

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