Blood-soaked Images From the Set of ‘WTF!’ (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:46

Straight from the Los Angeles production of Peter Herro’s WTF! comes an exclusive batch of behind-the-scenes stills from the horror film that sees a survivor of a mass killing on a trip with six close friends, when her nightmare threatens to begin again.

Herro is directing from a script he co-wrote with Christopher Centanni and Adam Buchalter. Callie Ott (The Horror), Sarah Agor (Hatchet II, VH1’s “Scream Queens”), Andrea Hunt, Ben Norris, Johnny James Fiore, Nick Reilly and Adam Foster star.

Three years ago, twenty-two year old girl-next-door Rachel (Ott) barely survived a brutal massacre that left her friends in pieces. Time has passed, and Rachel has moved on, but unfortunately history has a way of repeating itself. Her close friends are spending spring break in a secluded house in the woods, and they have cordially invited her to join. Little does she realize that another bloodbath will be showing up as plus one. Once Rachel and her friends arrive at the cabin, the partying, sex, and terror begins.

Categories: Horror News

New “Fear The Walking Dead” Teaser Shows Missing Persons Posters

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:28

A new 10-second trailer for the upcoming AMC spinoff series “Fear The Walking Dead” has been released and it shows three short scenes: one of missing persons posters plastered on a wall, the second of two characters driving, and a third shot that shows a lone zombie walking through a park. It ends with a title card and confirms that the premiere will be this August.

The six-episode series stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.

Categories: Horror News

#ScreamAThon Celebrates New Series With “Scream” Cast (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:01

Just yesterday we shared the first 8 minutes of MTV’s new “Scream.” But, before the June 30th premiere, MTV will be hosting a “Scream-a-thon,” in which the cast of the new series will be watching Wes Craven’s four films with viewers.

The #ScreamAThon will be airing this weekend on MTV Saturday 6/27 and Sunday 6/28. It will feature two back-to-back marathons of everyone’s favorite horror film franchise: Scream.

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive look at the wrap promo.

Saturday, June 27th:
#ScreamAThon begins with Scream airing at 7:00pm ET/PT with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of MTV’s newest show “Scream,” airing throughout all four movies. The cast shot the interviews selfie style and will be talking about their new series and scary movie topics relating back to the original Scream movies. At 9:30pm ET/PT, MTV is giving fans a sneak peek of the first 8 minutes of the brand new MTV “Scream” premiere, which will lead into the second film: Scream 2.

Sunday, June 28th:
MTV continues #ScreamAThon on Sunday at 12:45pm ET/PT, with another chance to binge all four Scream movies and catch up with the cast, all the way to midnight. For anyone who missed it, or just can’t get enough, MTV will air the sneak peak of the “Scream” premiere at 7:00pm ET/PT, immediately following Scream 2. In case you didn’t stay awake all night to join the cast of MTV’s “Scream” and other Scream-related topics, MTV will be airing interviews throughout the day of the cast dishing on their new show and everything else Scream.

Monday, June 29th:
The opening “Scream” scene will be aired for a third time before the premiere on Monday at 11:34pm ET/PT, immediately following the season premiere of “Wolf Watch.”

Tuesday, June 30th:
“Scream” series premiere episode at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.

Categories: Horror News

Zomblog – Not Zombies, People Are The Greatest Threat

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00

Maybe a blog about zombies isn’t the best place to talk about equality, current events, or anything in between. But the genre has always been one with a pulse of social commentary. Human on human violence is a depraved part of any zombie narrative but it’s also somewhat of a daily occurrence.

There’s this wound between people of the “civilized” world that we pretend doesn’t exist. In times of struggle or after the apocalypse there is a kill or be killed mentality preceding every page of a story that pushes people to do horrible things to one another in the name of survival. I’m confident that any zombie story that showed people meeting in times of turmoil and only getting along wouldn’t be enjoyed by its intended audience nor would it be true to life.

We know it’s better to take care of one another, especially in times of insanity, but we’re more compelled by people acting against one another to care. Every day American’s kill one another as part of some twisted agenda to keep some idea of freedom safe. It’s hard to wrap your head around in the real world because we’re supposed to have rules. But truth is, we’re steeped in this idea that “survival of the fittest” is the only thing that matters in a world without structure.

But even within structure we’re met with our own worst intentions. It’s in our individualistic nature to think we’re right, that we’re more fit to live than someone else, and the apocalypse is fiction’s most interesting lens on this dynamic. Let’s take The Walking Dead as a case study, because it deals with both person on person violence, and a “better world.”

So spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t read the first arc of The Walking Dead.

It’s no secret that Rick Grimes and his survivors have met their fair share of human filth. The series established humans as the greatest hazard to humankind by the end of the first arc. The dynamic between Rick and Shane was recognizably similar to how our world works now. Two men with different ideals on the same thing. Torn over a women, sure. But torn over ideals.

Neither man could recognize the threats of the outside world to both of them and thus spent more time and energy on battling one another. This doesn’t feel like a logical gap because people fight every day. We like to think that society is the only thing that keeps us from killing one another, but in the world of the post-apocalypse society is more important than ever. Keeping people alive should be paramount. But for whatever reason – we put different values on human life and everyone shrugs and agrees to go along with the wild new status quo of a world with zombies.

When we feel threatened there’s no telling what we’ll do to protect the ones we love, our ideals, and the world. In the world of zombies, these actions feel even more important than ever. Nothing is scared outside of life, but truth be told life is always in short supply. It should be coveted and celebrated.

If we can learn anything from fiction it’s that we accomplish much more when we work together. Not everyone will agree, but killing someone over a single difference is far too regressive for a species as evolved as us. Yet, we’re still out there on the streets consuming one another faster than any other threat in the civilized world. It’s as if we’re the zombies. The drones who wait in line for the next Apple product, and the people who consume more than they create. It’s this reflection that we often acknowledge as a suspension of disbelief in the zombie genre.

However, it just serves as a macro lens on how people treat one another in times of perceived crisis. We already live in a world where people kill each other every day. Our fiction should be a safe place that can show us the depths of human depravity, and teach us something about the equality we all share, through death.

This Zomblog will run every Monday and Friday until I run out of things to say about zombies. 

Until then check out Double Take’s blog – Double Take Universe to keep up to date on the incredible comics that will be coming your way in September. And head over to their Kickstarter to secure yourself the full ten launch issues. Which just went over 10k and has only a few days left to go! So please get out there and support good comics!



Categories: Horror News

‘Doom’ Started Over Because It “Wasn’t ‘Doom’ Enough”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00

It’s been almost two years since Bethesda told us id Software had scrapped an earlier version of Doom so the team could start fresh on what would eventually become the game we were treated to just last week. They didn’t go into much detail, just that the decision had been made because the game “did not have a soul.”

That’s not a particularly revealing statement, but in an industry that’s become obsessed with cramming all the polygons into their games in a silly pursuit of photorealism, it’s good to know Bethesda is looking for that sort of thing in their games.

“We weren’t happy with the game that was being made,” Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines told Polygon. “We decided that it wasn’t Doom enough and needed to be thrown out and started over. Some folks left and some faces changed at the studio. Out of that change—which was not easy for those guys to go through—some amazing things happened.”

When they realized the Doom they had might’ve been too heavily inspired by modern shooters like Call of Duty — if you need an idea of how much it had strayed, taking cover was a thing — the decision was made to start fresh.

Sometimes, a seemingly disastrous setback can be a very good thing.

Categories: Horror News

Enormous #8 Smashes Into Stores This September

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:00

215 Ink has announced that Enormous #8 will arrive in stores this September. This second chapter of the explosive survival series’ second arc sees a world of change. There’s still plenty of Kaiju like beasts roaming in the world, but there are plenty of other evolutions roaming about too!

If other series are about the post-apocalypse, than Enormous is about what comes next.Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour follow Ellen Grace as she leads the only remaining North American Search & Recovery Team through the deadly giant monster infested streets of Phoenix. It’s now being developed as a television series, so this isn’t something you can afford to miss!

Check out a preview below, as well as the full solicit information. Take those preview codes to your local comic shop, and be sure to pre-order!


Episode 8 – The Future of the Race

The Sonoran desert has proven to be a death trap for Ellen and DJ as they scout  for the location of an abandoned Titan II missile silo. They’re close to finding the shelter, but in a world dominated by giant monsters, man is still the most dangerous beast.






Categories: Horror News

Channing Tatum On His ‘Ghostbusters': “…We’re Not Doing That Anymore”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:41

The Ghostbusters property is one of the hottest things in Hollywood right now. According to Indiewire, there’s the female-driven version that’s being directed by Paul Feig, a potential prequel, an Avengers-style film where several of the characters across films team up to face a great threat, and finally the Channing Tatum-led film that will be directed by The Russo Brothers. Oh, wait. Never mind that last one.

In a recent interview with Screenrant, Tatum put the kibosh on his film, stating, “We’re not doing that anymore. No I don’t think so, I think it’s too complicated. There’s a lot of things going on with that brand and I just feel like it’s over-saturated.

What do you think? Too much at once or is there never enough ghost bustin’?

Categories: Horror News

‘Disgaea’ Dev Teases New Horror Game

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:30

Japanese developer Nippon Ichi Software has started teasing their next game, and it sure looks spooky. Its first teaser doesn’t reveal much, probably because it’s too busy creeping and crawling its way under your skin in a Blair Witch meets Slender sort of way. I’m no familiar enough with the studio to be able to guess what it might be, but rumor has it this may be our first look at a horror game for the PS Vita titled Yomawari, or “Nightwatch”.

Whatever this is, it’s almost definitely a horror game inspired by Japanese folklore, and there’s plenty room for that. I’m sure that Wii-exclusive Ju-On game could use the company.

Did you hear that scratching noise behind you? That means you’re either about to die an agonizing death, or it’s time for an irrelevant fact. I can’t tell if you’re alive, so I’m going to tell you, or your corpse, about how “Night Watch” is also the name of the first in a series of novels penned by Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko. Someone needs to start adapting that.

Categories: Horror News

[Review] ‘Felt’ Is a Powerful Psychosexual Horror Film

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:01

Early in Toad Road director Jason Banker’s new film Felt, friends Amy (Amy Everson) and Allana (Allana Reynolds) joke about a killing spree against men. It seems like the only way to heal the psychological wounds inflicted upon them by the opposite sex. They laugh about strangling men with their thighs and stabbing a needle through their penises. It’s a humorous and compassionate scene between best pals that begins to hint at the challenging psychosexual drama to unfold.

There’s a vital and crucial conversation that’s been happening the past few years about rape culture and the seemingly inherit aggression towards women that bubbles in our society. Felt addresses the issue not through pretentious preaching but by charting one woman’s experience to her breaking point. And what a nasty breaking point it is.

That woman is Amy, an experimental artist who’s recovering from her past terrible relationships. Details are never fully disclosed but sexual trauma is suggested at through the body suits she makes crafts out of yarn and felt – complete with male genitals. At one point she makes a stocking mask with a coarsely painted face that I assumed was mean to be her rapist. She wears her outfits in the woods, where she idles and dances around. It seems to be her place of security. Just her and the trees united in despondency.

The emotional instability of Amy slowly escalates into a tension that makes an otherwise meandering film feel downright horrific at times. The approaches by men Amy endures on a daily basis may seem mundane at first, but Banker’s naturalistic docu-style gives them a hefty dose of dread. The narrative thread throughout the film is kept very loose, leaving it up to Everson’s performance to be our constant. She’s in nearly every frame of the film and brings with her a realism and fierce presence that’s equally charismatic and sinister.

Felt’s loose cinéma vérité style and improvisational approach may rub a lot of viewers the wrong way – dismissing it as another mumblecore flick where 20-somethings bitch aimlessly about their problems. This is not that film. It sucks us in through the character of Amy and forces its audience to confront the ugly truths about gender in our culture. The film does amble along at times and the stroke of violence that occurs during the climax comes fast and, despite its gore, left me underwhelmed. The tension leading up towards the third act is terribly effective, however, making Felt a must- and most-uncomfortable watch.

Categories: Horror News

Owl “Witch’s Familiar” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:00

We’ve teamed up with rock band Owl, which is fronted by bassist Chris Wyse (The Cult, Ace Frehley Band), to bring you the exclusive song premiere for the dark, evil sounding track “Witch’s Familiar”! The track comes from the upcoming album Things You Can’t See (out July 28th).

Wyse describes the song, explaining:

This track is orchestrated with tympani and strings that give it a dark, theatrical feeling. Traditionally, the relationship of the witch’s familiar is that of a magical sidekick, and somewhat a role of servitude. Who is really in control: the witch or the familiar? Who’s in charge: the wife or the husband? It’s like a twisted romance where we always try to manipulate our lovers, our relationships. It’s a very human song even though it deals with fantastical elements.

Head on down to give this fantastic song a listen!

Owl online:
Official Website

Tour dates:
7/4 St. Paul, MN @A Taste of Minnesota (with Badfinger, Fuel, P.O.D.)
7/17 New York, NY @ Lucille’s Bar & Grill in BB King’s Blues Club
7/18 Saratoga Springs, NY @Putnam Den
7/19 Providence, RI @Aurora Providence
7/21 Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey A Go Go (with Philm featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer)
7/23 San Jose, CA @Rockbar (with Philm featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer)

Categories: Horror News

Marilyn Manson Labels ‘Holy Wood’ His Favorite Album: Opens Up About Church Of Satan

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:37

Just the other day, shock rocker Marilyn Manson took to Reddit for an AMA (ask me anything) where he dove into detail about a great many topics, several of which are absolutely fascinating for fans of his many works.

When asked about doing an album of only acoustic songs, be it covers or original material, Manson responded with this gem:

I’ve found a bunch of old recordings form when I was making “Holy Wood”, I was rehearsing for the album, and I was doing a bunch of different covers and John Lennon songs and Elton John, just various Johnny Cash, and assorted things, the Doors also, things that I could use to just warm up my voice. And I think my voice was really raw at that time, because I think the physical stress I was putting on myself (and mentally) when I was making that record. But that is my favorite record, “Holy Wood,” it’s one of my favorite moments of music, and it does have a lot of moments. So yes, I think there will be some things dug out of the past when we get to that point. But I like doing things acoustically. I actually like to – I’m not afraid to sing in front of other people with a microphone, acoustically, which was something I was shy to do in the past. I would never want to have people in the studio, I would want to sit in the sound booth. But now I don’t have a problem with it at all. In fact, I wouldn’t mind performing live acoustically as well.

When pushed further about an acoustic album, Manson proclaimed that some of the forthcoming music he’s working on will be with Korn‘s Jonathan Davis:

…that’s some of the plans, of the style of music that I’m working on right now.
I don’t know what it’ll turn into. Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis, I think. Because he has plans of doing something similar as well. Something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.
It is strange, when I think about it – I did record “Smells Like Children’ in Mississippi, which is where the blues came from. So there might be something more acoustic and blues in my future. I like the rawness of it. I definitely like the rawness.

Manson also spoke about doing an album that had more of a “throwback” style, stating that he’s planning on working with Twiggy for new material:

It’s hard to go backwards. But it’s always important to stay true to the core of the essence of who you are as a songwriter.
So I think that starting another album with Twiggy, because Twiggy was not involved in “The Pale Emperor” – I think that, if you want to call it, the “throwback sound” – will work its way into there, with a natural way of happening, now that he and I are together. That’ll come back.

When asked if there were any plans to do a celebration of next year being the 20th anniversary of Antichrist Superstar, Manson had this to say:

Yeah, Twiggy and I were just talking about that a few days ago.
I think that might be something we’d really want to do.
I’ve always really enjoyed that time. The idea of doing that, even when we first put the album out, we played nearly all of it, back in 1996. So I think that there’s a very strong possibility that that’s going to happen.

A very cool moment was when a fan asked if Manson was a fan of NBC’s “Hannibal“:

Hahahaha. Yes I do watch HANNIBAL. And that’s why I – as a fan of it – ended up buying a lot of things on an auction that took place today. I find HANNIBAL and a lot of episodic series to be the new form of cinema, because they tell things in chapters. I loved the first season of TRUE DETECTIVE. So far, I love the first episode of the new one. I was worried that I wouldn’t, because I was so attached to the first storyline. But so far, I enjoy it.

Another user asked about Manson’s art style, which uses watercolors as the primary medium:

I started using watercolors when I was recording “Mechanical Animals” one night when I had some time off in the studio. I was waiting for something else to be recorded. I went to the drugstore, I just purchased a kid’s set of watercolors, then started painting. And I found it to be a calming thing for me when I couldn’t get my creativity out musically, I was able to paint. And that just became part of my life. I use watercolors because they remind me of stains, like a bloodstain. And I think influences, I would say, Egon Scheille and Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp. All 3 for different reasons.

He also fully addressed the view of him being a Satanist:

I’ve never considered myself a Satanist. I was a part of the Church of Satan, with an honorary position, simply because it was one philosophy – because I’ve never looked at it as a religion. Anton LaVey (who wrote the book THE SATANIC BIBLE) taught me a lot of things about life. You know, I’ve been a scholar – self-taught, self-read – I wouldn’t want to limit my view on the possibilities of what there is out there in the spiritual realm to just one thing. Because there’s always something new to open your mind. To let you see things from a different angle. I do believe in the power of the mind, and the power of certain things. I think that music definitely has to have some element that back in the beginning – and I’m not talking about once Christianity took over America, blaming Rock n’ Roll for bad things – I mean back in the times when music was first invented, and the chords that were used in most rock n’ roll music, they were considered evil – because I think when you put those notes together, they have the ability to disrupt or distract the brain from whatever sort of “virus” of language that religion is, in a sense.
If you have things like a Bible from any different religion – it does have a powerful reign over people’s minds. And music does as well. So there had to be something – if we go by religion’s view of “good vs. evil” – that would be evil, meaning it didn’t agree with those views.

Manson also took the opportunity to relay a message on his own about what he would’ve done differently were he given the chance to do it all over:

Someone asked if I would do anything differently looking back on my career: I probably would’ve been a little less lenient with the way I handled some of the people who betrayed me in the music business. I would have ruled more with an iron fist. But that would have not led me to where I am now, where I have a greater sense of control. So it really frees ambition, to be back in the spot where I have total control over what happens – from the music happens, to recording it, there was a period at my last record label where when I would control the music, I would be record the music that I wanted, but when they got their hands on it, the way they treated it as a product wasn’t the way I would’ve treated it. I probably should’ve beaten some people about it. But I’m glad to be where I am now.

Categories: Horror News

Here’s Andrew W.K. In 80’s Inspired ‘Dude Bro Party Massacre III’ (Clip)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:21

Via 5 Second Films come a new clip from their feature-length film debut, the 80’s inspired Dude Bro Party Massacre III, which will release on iTunes July 7th.

“A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface.As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.

The film is directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon, and starring Andrew W.K., Patton Oswalt (Odd Thomas, Dead Rising 2), John Francis Daley (Bones), Larry King, and Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl, Chillerama).

Categories: Horror News

[Review] ‘Deep Dark’ Out of the Sci-Fi London Film Festival

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:14

Every hole is a goal as well as a source of artistic inspiration in Deep Dark which had a European Premiere at Sci-Fi London Film Festival in the UK.

The twisted horror comedy, previously spotted at Cannes film festival market with a sharp toothed smile behind a cheeky tag line captures perfectly the pretentious art world with a Cronenbergian glee not seen since the gallery world witnessed in Scanners or popping up in Hellraiser 3.

Hermann is out hapless creative without a spark of talent but an insistence for perseverance.  His artwork takes the form of hanging mobiles, the type babies stare up at from their crib.   His outlandish creations channel Tom Green’s sausages on strings.   At an art show vying to gain the attention of a prestigious dealer blood, sweat & tears literally fly as his suspension piece crashes down.

Humiliated and finally doubting his career path he moves to an new apartment suggested by a friend of the family.   Arriving at a disheveled unit he makes the most of duped situation working hard in his own uninterrupted space.  Reaching the end of his tether he decides to end it all when a mysterious thread leaves an opening in the wall the size of a mouse’s front door.  After tugging on the cord a tiny, tightly rolled tube with writing pops out.   After a few questions & answers he doubts his sanity before the hole enters in a pact to help him fulfill his artistic dreams.

As well as the notes ejecting from the wall, boney organic gristle pods are delivered.   Washing off the discharge & shelling the prize like a pearl, the mystery object is polished up & becomes the balancing centre piece for his mobiles.

Seeming to exude a seduction & pheromone his artwork is snapped up at top dollar.   With his new found success comes a seductive voice from the hole.   Their pact continues under the condition they spend time together.  With some truly bizarre moments Deep Dark plays like an X-rated Big Eyes with the moral being not to neglect your muse and give credit where it is due.

Categories: Horror News

Vuckovic Ties A Bow On Jack Ketchum’s “The Box” For ‘XX’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:13

The first section of the all female anthology movie named after lady chromosomes has just crossed the finish line of production.  Jovanka Vuckovic’s short is based on Jack Ketchum’s ‘The Box’ & will star Natalie Brown (Dawn of the Dead remake).  Take a look below at some of the behind the scenes via the director’s Twitter.

‘XX’, a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads.

Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho, pictured), Jennifer Lynch (Hiss, Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic have been tapped to direct the project, which is heading for completion in 2015

Categories: Horror News

5 Best “Big Game” Films From Director Jalmari Helander!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:02

With Big Game (review, review #2), starring Samuel L. Jackson, now in select theaters, Digital HD, and On Demand, Bloody Disgusting caught up with writer-director Jalmari Helander who broke down for Bloody readers his 5 favorite “big game” films!


“Okay, this is a hunt for a man, but it still has a lot of hunting in it. Awesome film which has influenced a great deal to everything I love in movies. The forest’s and surviving against all odds.”

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‘Dead Space’ Meets ‘BioShock’ and Makes Me Whole

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:00

Would you kindly come over here so we can join hands and praise Altman for the truly stunning fan art we’re about to receive? This mash-up of Dead Space and BioShock is nice to look at and it may even double as a lesson in convergence.

Using little more than an overabundance of talent and the sweat of his brow, Reddit user King_Hamlet achieved the impossible by creating a work of art the Church of Unitology might’ve considered a religious artifact — that is, assuming there’s any of them left after Isaac and Co. dedicated so much of the last two games sending scores of them to their Maker.

Categories: Horror News

[TV Review] “Hannibal” Season 3 Episode 04 – ‘Apertivo’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:32

Only a few days after Hannibal is canceled at NBC, “Apertivo” barely contains the title character. Hannibal has certainly been pushed to the side before, but tonight’s episode was more focused on the relationships he left behind. For better or worse, the episode seems to meander because the focus is so dispersed. On the one hand, its most effective when telling us more about the characters left in questionable states after season two, and on the other it risks too much focus on last season’s final moments.

I have to give Bryan Fuller a hand, this season is all over the place chronologically, yet still makes complete sense. “Apertivo” could have easily been the first episode of this season, and arguably the show would have been worse for it. It’s so surreal to take a step back and see what motivates Will to leave for Europe in the first place, and what propelled Jack to follow.

Each act of the episode had a lingering focus on a different character left maimed by Hannibal. Dr. Chilton seems at first to be the most motivated to take down the cannibal. But is certainly enjoying the degree of fame garnered by his involvement with such a high profile criminal. He’s still an unlikable jerk, but Raul Esparza is so damn compelling to watch that it’s hard to look away. Especially in that phenomenal piece of facial deconstruction. Hannibal is never one to shy away from gore, but tonight’s bullet to the face was one of the best sequences the show has ever given us.

Elsewhere, we’ve got Mason Verger. Joe Anderson steps in, and you can hardly tell beyond the makeup. His depiction is a little hamfisted for my tastes but hell, if I didn’t find him compelling by the end of the episode. His determination makes his revenge that much more tantilizing, although he’s far too idiotic to defeat Hannibal, unless…

Alana really goes through with this character transition. In fact, the night belonged to Alana. As it was incredibly surprising to see her alive, and even more so to see her ready to kill Hannibal. She is frail now, but definitely not defeated. There is a fire in her eyes in every scene, a determination that we haven’t seen before. It almost seems that she provided that impetus for Will to head to Italy. She’s carefully undermining the efforts of Chilton and perhaps using Will as a pawn in her bigger play against Hannibal.

Will’s scenes were a mixed bag tonight. On the one hand it was lovely to see his delusions manifesting themselves via Chilton in the recovery room. On the other it was devastating to see his interaction with Jack. Knowing that these two men exist on either end of an unrepairable rift is something that was solidified in that chilling hallucinatory murder of Jack.

As much as tonight’s episode shifted some key players around to encircle Hannibal – there wasn’t anything of much effect outside of Alana’s transition. Most of what transpired tonight could have easily been inferred from prior episodes of season three and while most of it was incredibly engaging character work it still felt a little jarring to see an episode with such a diverse focus.

Often Hannibal is a show with a laser-like focus on a single character or plotline, tonight was just the opposite. And, it was a gamble. An admirable one that while fun, didn’t totally engage in the right ways. A little less Will, and a little more Alana would have went a long way tonight.

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Jill Marie Posts Cast Photo After Watching “Ash Vs Evil Dead”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:05

While there’s not really much to see here, Jill Marie has posted a photo via Instagram of her and friends after they watched the first episode of the upcoming STARZ series “Ash Vs Evil Dead“. This photo comes just after star Bruce Campbell tweeted out his own creepy photograph, which you can see here.

Marie stated:

We just finished watching the first episode of #AshvsEvilDead with the entire crew. OMG! I can’t wait for my LOVE Bugs & Beautiful Butterflies to see it! It is Awesome, Scary, Funny & BLOODY of course (in true EVIL DEAD fashion). I am so proud of my work and the work of this AMAZING cast…I can’t wait for you guys to see it! Kisses

The photo can be seen below.

We just finished watching the first episode of #AshvsEvilDead with the entire crew. OMG! I can't wait for my LOVE Bugs & Beautiful Butterflies to see it! It is Awesome, Scary, Funny & BLOODY of course (in true EVIL DEAD fashion). I am so proud of my work and the work of this AMAZING cast @GroovyBruce @RealLucyLawless @RealRaySantiago @ImDanaDeLorenzo & S/O to @hollysrosy @hoseason (also in pic) I can't wait for you guys to see it! Kisses #MyCast #MyCrew #MyTribe

A photo posted by Jill Marie Jones (@itsmejillmarie) on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:24am PDT

Categories: Horror News

George Romero’s Son Enlisted for ‘Infestation’ Reboot

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 23:00

One of the most controversial video games of 2013 is getting a reboot, and George Cameron Romero, son of legendary director George A. Romero, is going to be involved as a “creative force”, because having his name on the box can’t hurt sales.

Technically, Romero’s Aftermath is a spiritual successor to the universally maligned zombie survival MMO Infestation: Survivor Stories (formerly The War Z). I know what you’re thinking, and yes, that’s the same game that Valve was forced to remove from Steam when it was discovered that its developer had lied to misled people into thinking it had features it didn’t.

Since it’s no easy task making a video game — especially when that game is an MMO and the team behind it is small — I’m going to rein in the mean a bit. Free Reign East, its new developer, seems passionate about the world they created and the fans who found a way to immerse themselves in it. They were quick to address some of the lingering issues in their reveal of the game, even if in doing so, they’ve done what Sega tried very hard not to do with Alien: Isolation and its similarly tenuous relation to the abysmal Colonial Marines.

“The development team behind Infestation wanted to create a new experience for Infestation/WarZ players making sure to keep best parts of the game that made it popular, while avoiding controversial decisions and plain stupid mistakes that were previously made,” explains its developer in an interview with Eurogamer. Infestation publisher OP Productions LLC kept that from happening, so now they’re doing it without their involvement. That’s for the best, I think.

For early access to what Free Reign East humbly refers to as “potentially one of the greatest zombie survival games on the market,” all you need to do is go here and select a package.

Access is free for Infestation players with active Pioneer or Legendary accounts, and for the folks who sunk 100+ hours or invested $25+ into the game. It costs at least $14.99 for everyone else.

I’ve already admitted I don’t understand the appeal of DayZ or the slew of clones it continues to inspire, so I’m going to leave it to you to tell me if this is something you want. Is it?

Are You Interested in Remero’s Aftermath?

Categories: Horror News

Preschoolers Got to Watch ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′

bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:57

I always think it’s hilarious when a theater “accidentally” shows a horror flick to a group of unsuspecting kids expecting to see a children’s film. (I put accidentally in quotes because most theaters staff teenagers who would play such a hysterical prank.)

As funny as it usually is, this instance is actually pretty fucked as a group of preschoolers watched the horrific opening reel to Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 instead of Pixar’s Inside Out.

The story came via Jazmyn Moore who took to the Facebook page of the Journal-News in Ohio.

“I got our money back but the damage is already done…my children are terrified and keep asking questions,” shared an angry Moore.

I just want to know where the parents were. How did they not know that Inside Out is an animated film? How did they not realize they were watching the wrong movie? It can only be presumed that she’s either an idiot or left the kids unattended. Or maybe she noticed pretty quickly and exaggerated the event as if they sat in the theater for nearly 30 minutes. That sounds about right.

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