Jeremiah Watkins stars in Maniac director Frank Khalfoun’s i-LIVED, in theaters on July 3 and VOD and iTunes on July 7.
Bloody Disgusting scored a batch of i-LIVED stills to go along with this exclusive clip in which Josh (Watkins) talks with his father on his laptop. Deep into conversation he realizes there’s someone sitting in the background…
In i-LIVED, “Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self help app called i-Lived for fun. He’s signs on and immediately his life turns around. He meets the girl of his dreams and he gets a job offer he can’t refuse. Convinced it’s him and not the app, he signs out… and loses everything. He signs on again but this time the terms are different, the app is asking him to do things that are out of his moral comfort zone… but essential to becoming the success the app tells him he can be.“
MTV provided Bloody Disgusting with a series of images from the first two episodes of “SCream,” set to premiere Tuesday, June 30th.
In “Scream,” “What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.“
The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
Those that haven’t been able to catch James Cullen Bressack’s Pernicious on the big screen will have another chance when the acclaimed horror film screens at San Diego Comic-Con.
Starring Ciara Hanna, Jackie Moore and Emily O’Brien, Pernicious screens for free on Friday July 10 at 10:10 PM in the Hyatt Coronado Ballroom.
“Three young, beautiful girls arrive in Thailand to teach English for the summer, for what should have been the adventure of a lifetime. The girls find themselves in a nightmare situation when new friends go missing, bloody dreams haunt their sleep, and a stolen statue leads them down a dark path into Thai folklore and magic. Things only get worse when they realize not what, but who is haunting them: an 8-year-old girl, brutally murdered and sacrificed by her family decades ago.“
Although the dates and locations are not yet locked, the plan is for Dimension Films’ Halloween Returns to begin filming July 15th in Louisiana.
Bloody Disgusting exclusively broke the news that Marcus Dunstan will be directing the “recalibration” of the Halloween franchise that he penned with regular collaborator Patrick Melton (various Saw sequels, as well as Pacific Rim, Feast, The Collector and The Collection).
Here are early plot details for Halloween Returns:
Halloween Returns will be a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage. It will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers.
The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.
Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.
How truly safe are we? How much can the police really do? Unless you’re a celebrity or can hire your own private investigator, there’s almost no stopping those who hide in the shadows stealing our credits card numbers, IDs and…stalking.
Bloody reader Gabriel Flores tipped us to a story on the Huff Post that brings the terror of a horror movie into the real world.
One family and their three young kids moved after an anonymous stalker – who referred to himself as “The Watcher” – sent terrifying letters about the new house they moved into.
It gets even more bizarre.
The Westfield, New Jersey, family has filed suit against the previous owners of the six-bedroom home they purchased for $1.3 million, arguing in a court filing earlier this month that they “knowingly and willfully failed to disclose” the home’s history — namely, that it was the focus of “The Watcher,” an individual with a “mentally disturbed fixation and claim to possession and/or ownership of the home.”
The first of the letters arrived on June 5, 2014, less than a week after the family moved into the house, according to Courthouse News.
The letter informed the buyers their house “has been the subject of my family for decades,” and that the writer had been “put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
“Why are you here? I will find out,” the letter read. “I asked the [previous owners] to bring me young blood … once I know their names, I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.”
Additional letters, sent in following months, grew more threatening and ominous.
“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me,” one allegedly said. “Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in … it will help me to know who is in which bedroom, then I can plan better.”
One letter asked, “Have they found out what’s in the walls yet?”
When the alleged stalker’s identity couldn’t immediately be resolved by police, the family vacated the property and sued the prior owners, adds the site.
What would you do? How would you handle this terrifying situation?
Image Source: CBS New York
Other than Jessica Lange, my favorite “American Horror Story” actor is Emma Roberts, who appeared to be skipping out on “American Horror Story: Hotel” due to scheduling conflicts with her now-filming “Scream Queens.”
Good news for fans as, when she wraps on “Scream Queens,” Roberts will transition immediately into “American Horror Story: Hotel,” says Zap2it.
“She’s still going to do a couple episodes of ‘Horror Story’ at the end, I think,” said series creator Ryan Murphy.
He adds: “She comes at the end. She comes and she has a great thing with Evan Peters at the end.”
Thus far the full cast includes Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lady Gaga, Chloë Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson.
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Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival is coming out like a freight train oozing with cult goo.
After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012’s The Devil’s Carnival: Episode One, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise.
Announced just yesterday, the filmmakers are already rolling out goodies, starting with this exclusive character video that sets the stage for bi-weekly releases.
In this exclusive video, the greedy Ms. Merrywood (Briana Evigan) has finally seen the light… thanks to the persuasive virtues of Translator Batez (Chantal Claret of Morningwood) and Translator Bentz (Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence).
There will be new Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival character videos every Tuesday and Thursday.
For tickets and information on Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, visit http://www.TheDevilsCarnival.com.
Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival stars Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).
So, here’s a little piece of information about me: I can’t stand fighter games. It’s not that I think they’re stupid or that they don’t do anything for me. It’s simply that I’m god awful at them and always have been. I can’t get those damn button combos down because I’m too busy screaming, “STOP HITTING ME FOR ONE GODDAMN SECOND SO I CAN FIGURE THIS OUT!” Y’know, the usual friendly banter between opponents.
That being said, the soundtrack to many of these games were simply awesome. And that’s what brings us here today. 30th Floor Records has collected 20 retrosynth artists to create covers of songs from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Super Street Fighter II.
The label explains:
30th Floor Records brings you another powerhouse collection of retro synth tracks from some of the hottest artists in the scene – this time ‘Synth Fighters’, our tribute to the legendary music from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Super Street Fighter II!
Here you’ll find modern interpretations of all the classic fighter themes from the games, originally composed by Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe, and Syun Nishigaki. All tracks maintain a cool retro vibe to transport you back to the early 90s when these titles were the hottest thing on the video games market! These are not remixes, these are cover versions each producer has painstakingly recreated from scratch, infusing each composition with their own unique sounds and styles.
To give you that extra slice of nostalgia, the themes appear in the order of fighter stages according to Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. The themes of the additional characters introduced in Super Street Fighter II subsequently appear in alphabetical order. The compilation closes with a rework of the bonus stage music featured in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.
Head on below to stream the album and download it via Bandcamp!
The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years! And he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DOCTOR STRANGE #1 – a new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers)!
Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural.
“Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have rebuilt Marvel’s ’Sorcerer Supreme’ from the ground up with an excitingly original take that redefines the character going forward.”
A dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it will take a different kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.
“None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange,” says Jason Aaron in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com. “None of them have to face the same sorts of repercussions whenever they use their powers. Being the Sorcerer Supreme is a unique responsibility. And it’s one that Stephen Strange embraces. Even though there’s no doubt that his job is one day going to leave him dead, damned or insane. So I want to celebrate all the weirdness that is Dr. Strange, while having him face a challenge unlike anything he’s ever faced before. One that rewrites the rulebook for what it means to be the Sorcerer Supreme.”
The epic adventure begins this Fall as the Marvel’s mightiest magician takes a battle axe straight to evil in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!
For more on Doctor Strange #1, check out Marvel.com tomorrow for the full interview with writer Jason Aaron!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Coming Fall 2015!
Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman //@taylorcheckers
UFOlogy keeps the mystery of Mukawgee exciting at this halfway point of the mini-series with oddball twists and creepy revelations. After a stint in the hospital after a date turned deadly, Becky just wants everything to go back to normal, but it turns out that’s more difficult when there’s a mysterious glowing spiral on the side of her face branded by… aliens?
Story by: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Art by: Matthew Fox
Colors by: Adam Metcalfe
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: 6/24/15
It’s clear that Becky and the alien obsessed Malcolm are digging into a deeply buried classified government conspiracy right in their backyard. Unknown to the layperson, the small town of Mukawgee is actually an area 51 sort of hotspot with an awakened darkness now lurking in the shadows. The storytelling focuses on what’s not known and the importance of ignorance; knowledge is a very dangerous weapon to wield. This issue reveals unpleasant parts of the past that may have been better left undisturbed, but no amount of preparation for the future keeps secrets of paranormal activity under wraps forever. While we don’t know the who, what, when, where, and why’s of a strange, secret mission formed years ago, we do learn more about the connection and history between our cast of characters. So, what’s brought all of these people together?
This third installment mainly focuses on the adults and their connection to the little nowhere town and we’re introduced to the wonderful friendship between Malcolm’s parents and his guardian-esque teacher back when they began researching Mukawgee, which we already know was an ill-fated adventure. As self-made academics of the weird and freaky, they’re on their own ufological mission to find the source of paranormal activity on a site specific scale. The shift to examining from big picture to a contained area allows the correlation of military presence and defunct mines to cries of the extraterrestrial appear more causal, so the puzzle almost looks as though it’s ready to be solved. Of course, it’s never that easy. These ‘then’ scenes are interspersed with some other creepy character on-goings that, well, let’s say warn us of the dangers of accepting rides from strangers because they might turn out to be unexpectedly dangerous in a toxic-waste kind of way.
Meanwhile in the ‘now’, the lines between reality and fiction are blurred further as Becky’s hallucinations may or may not foster life. Inducing self-doubt in someone is one of the most effective ways to control them, so whatever Becky sees will be filtered through a lens of disbelief to others. That burn she felt on her face just looks like a bad tattoo; the eye watching her was just a passerby; the handprints on the windows were always there. The motif of the lime green spiral symbol is a ritualistic marking, an important sign if anything that there is something out there and its presence does make a noticeable difference, especially when it glows. Should we be afraid when a giant eye monster straight from a 50s b-movie movie begins to appear to her in Rorschach detective garb complete with hat and trench coat? Should she continue searching out the truth with Malocolm? Obviously, yes.
The art remains excellent and even more detailed as we get into more cybernetic and abstract technology and trippy mental delusions that border horror territory. Matthew Fox’s lines are sharp and Adam Metcalfe coloring is on point as the story swiftly switches between years. Images from issue two like the boy’s burned body and those lingering gross handprints in the windows are called back in the forms of melting flesh and green ectoplasmic goo that gives just the right amount of enough gross to feel chilling. Hues of dark blues and light greens take over the pages and solidify the sickly strange atmosphere of a town gone amok with paranormal problems long ago.
Things are looking weirder in this town each issue and will probably continue to get even more engaging the more blobs of aliens appear and corpse parts disappear.
Reviewed by Taylor Hoffman // @taylorcheckers
Kaptara is the modernization of The Lord Of The Rings in space, but even “better” because it’s a comic by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod. Simply put, it’s an historical masterpiece and epic gay saga of the ages that details the most important mythical races and their struggle for survival through war, hate, hunger, and, the most insidious foes, time and space. It’s like reading a twitter feud at three AM between two spam bots when you know you should be sleeping or watching drug PSAs from the 70s: poetry.
Story by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Kagan McLeod
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: June 24, 2015
How much you like Kaptara depends on how you read it and what you want from a comic reading experience. If you’re concerned about deep, philosophical plot development and serious stuff, then this series might just seem annoying; however, if you want irreverent and really off-color Masters Of The Universe style fun, then it’s perfect. Zdarsky somehow creates inside jokes instantly by riffing off simple annoying characteristics of the bottom of the barrel humor, but it’s like South Park instead of Family Guy. Canadian and funny, just like Zdarsky. Coincidence?
Full of not-directly She-Ra references and overt social commentary, Kaptara is challenging to the reader because we’re forced to submerge ourselves into the depths of insanity to move forward. We’re still following the journey of an explorer named Keith, The Prince of The Dance Floor, who is stranded on a very dangerous and very strange planet, Kaptara, where he’s accidentally treated like royalty by a pretty peaceful people who don’t know better than to trust the inexperienced stranded stranger. Inter-dimensional threats are still at large, but Keith and the gang are all tied up with the Glomps. The Glomps are the hybrid blobs every horrible thing imaginable: internet trolls, bros, and smurfs. There’s absolutely nothing lovable about these cheap, racist, sexist, douchey chimeras, so it’s both frustrating and entertaining to read or even look at them, but they’re also so pathetic that it’s worth it. Overall, this issue’s main plot is a lesson in defeating trolls. In exchange for safety, Glomps send Keith on a mission to kill the wizard “Melvon,” who is really one of the creepiest and least hip old white guys in fiction, as evidenced by his grotesque body that is like a wizard cap on top of a taller version Shel Silverstein’s little dude in the poem “The Beard.” It’s cringe-worthy stuff, but in a mostly good way.
Kaptara is a unique book and certainly still lightyears away from any other space adventures right now. What it lacks in substance, the team makes up for in style. Keith’s character actually improves each issue and he’s beginning to become the voice of reason in all the craziness, which lays some nice groundwork for when the story gets even more complicated. He’s slowly moving away from being just a gay Indian version of Ignatius Jacques Reilly in space to just Keith, kind of a jerk in space.It’s like they’re challenging readers to believe in the story; what we’re presented with is the reality we paid $3.50 to experience, and dammit, that money is well spent on some “high-quality” art, some low-brow “humor”, and a lot of interesting “jokes.” By far, though, the best part of Kaptara is Motivational Orb and I can’t wait till the spinoff series, MOTIVATIONAL ORB: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! gets optioned for a television show.
Taylor’s a Valkyrie at Black Cat Comics in SLC, UT. Follow her on twitter @taylorcheckers for cute chinchilla pictures and more about comics.
Just the other week FOX released the full trailer for “Scream Queens,” their new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house. It looked like a hog-posh of Scary Movie and Scream.
Starring real-life Scream Queens Jaime Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, we now have an official premiere date: Tuesday, September 22nd on Fox.
Also starring are Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and guest Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
“Scream Queens” comes from Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” fame.
“Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.”
Invisible Republic #4 slows down significantly as the focus shifts this month. Acting as a breather of sorts after the tense action of the previous issue. Our bruised and battered protagonists soldier on in their harsh, unforgiving world.
WRITTEN BY: Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko
ART BY: Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: June 24, 2015
42 years in the future and stealing the spotlight this round is Croger Babb. After a tense game of hide and seek last issue Babb was wounded but safe with his all too important bag. Although he narrowly escapes the organization that’s after the journal he posses are still out there. Maia on the other hand is discovering all the new difficulties that come along with becoming homeless. After she was violently separated from Arthur last issue she’s been experiencing the double edge sword of life without him. While she must fend for herself she’s also free of his malicious control. Along with both of their new challenges come allies, new and old.
There’s a distinct lack of set pieces this issue, shifting the focus inward instead. Babb’s egocentric personality is fleshed out a bit more. He’s slightly more endearing but still an utterly self centred asshole, which somehow hasn’t grown old yet. Conversely we watch Maia undergo some serious growing up all the while never losing her characteristic compassion.
Croger Babb’s story keeps the plot in motion and proves the more captivating of the two. Maia’s journey is more interesting hypothetically but in practice comes off dull. The bee keepers she ends up meeting offer nothing engaging and are a bore to read about. While Croger Babb’s storyline is overflowing with mystery and intrigue. This becomes more immediately apparent whenever the story shifts perspectives.
Invisible Republic #4 is the weakest issue yet but far from a failure. Characters and plot threads don’t advance much this issue and advances that do happen could’ve been done in significantly less pages. That being said the high quality visuals and dialogue, especially for Babb, elevate Invisible Republic above the norm.
Michael Cudlitz, who plays Abraham, is the host in a new video from AMC where he goes around and talks with several of the stars of “The Walking Dead” about the upcoming sixth season of the show. Nothing much is gained about the plot and the direction that the show will be going. Instead, this is simply a chance for the performers to say their hellos to the fans and to each other.
The sixth season of “The Walking Dead” will be hitting AMC this fall. No concrete details about the plot have been revealed.
Grindhouse Presents: Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. part 2 is unapologetically a wild and weird comic that shatters the mold. This story hits numerous different beats, you’ll be amazed at just how much happens in 22 pages. Everyone from over the top Street Gangs to Ninjas to Government Agencies become involved as Lady Danger finds herself as the one in true mortal danger. While it may initially come off as a bit light hearted and fun, at it’s core Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. is a biting and exceedingly relevant social commentary.
WRITTEN BY: Alex De Campi
ART BY: Mulele Jarvis
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: June 24, 2015
Making good on his promise from last issue Ah-chan attacks the city demanding Lady Danger, while at the same time B.O.O.T.I. Commander Angela orders the same thing. Lady Danger could definitely use some help as she’s unconscious and about to be in some serious Ninja trouble. Luckily Commander Angela blazes in to our heroines rescue dispatching these ninjas with ease. She swiftly whisks Lady Danger away to B.O.O.T.I. command leaving Lady Danger’s friends with the task of delaying the rest of the ninjas. They call up everyone they know and gather a group of gangs worthy of The Warriors.
Back at B.O.O.T.I. Command a doctor is frantically trying to cure Landy Danger’s virus, which turns out to be no simple task. Her condition slightly improves but she’s not back to bulletproof yet. The book takes a noticeable turn around this point, it stops being goofy and gets really real. what happens next is something incredibly special and uplifting. A magically beautiful turn on something that has become a waking nightmare for African-Americans.
Lady Danger Agent of B.O.O.T.I. is fun in a serious way. It tackles modern issues that we are seeing more and more of but with light-hearted airs. Raising awareness and displaying real humanity in a way news broadcasters have been failing at spectacularly. A truly important book reflective of the world around us.
The return of the cult murder mystery TV show “Twin Peaks” has sparked interest in the series in ways I didn’t think imaginable. It’s opened the doors for a whole new generation of viewers while allowing fans from the original airing to share their passion and love with those around them.
The series, which will begin filming this Fall, will feature 18 episodes, is being directed by co-creator David Lynch, and sees the return of composer Angelo Badalamenti.
Deadline caught up with Kyle MacLachlan, who will be reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper, to discuss how things came to be and what fans can expect.
Well I was surprised. I’d always harbored, I guess, a fantasy that I might be able to revisit the character in some way–Dale Cooper. I so enjoyed him and he was such an interesting mix of…he’s just a complex person. I didn’t know what form that would take. I said “I hope it happens,” but there was no real campaign on my part to try and get David to do anything.
But David and I are friends, so we would sometimes get together and have a cup of coffee and we’d reminisce and talk about stuff. I’d always say, “you ever think about it?” Nothing much would come of it. We would remember back and have a good laugh. We talk a lot about those things, people we worked with from Dune and Blue Velvet and all that. So we share this great history, and it’s fun to revisit it from time to time over a cup of coffee.
So I was completely surprised when David said, “it looks like we’re going to return,” and I was very excited for two reasons really. One is the character of Dale Cooper, which is a lot of fun and the world of Twin Peaks. Secondly, the chance to work with David again because we haven’t worked together as actor/director for 25 years roughly. So it’s been a while. I missed that relationship very much.
He continues say, “I have read a couple [of scripts] but I can’t share anything with you. I would love to, believe me. I can certainly say without hesitation, it’s going to be amazing.“
Reviewed by Brady Steele. The bad guys steal the spotlight and wow the crowd in Ninjak #4. After dominating every issue she appears, Roku gets headliner status in this month’s edition. Why? Is she more intriguing than our titular ninja spy billionaire? You be the judge.
WRITTEN BY: Matt Kindt
ART BY: Juan Hose Ryp, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Marguerite Sauvage and Butch Guice
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: 24 June 2015
This chapter feels like a poker game that’s been played out over the last three issues. We’ve seen what the other players are holding and their stakes in this game are. Now writer Matt Kindt gives readers a look behind the poker face of a captivating new character,Roku. We’ve all seen how deadly this assassin is literally from head to toe. Kindt flips the cards over and shows us how she came to be. It’s an enticing look into how killers and mysticism (or mental breakdowns) mix together and literally shape who you will become. You can see Roku evolve before your very eyes into one of, if not the most lethal slayers in the Valiant Universe.
There is a plethora of artists this month and it’s actually for a good reason. I feel readers can appreciate a good flashback when done right. Thankfully, this creative team knows how to do that and have brought in Juan Hose Ryp, Seth Mann and Marguerite Sauvageto up the horror and demonic origins of Roku. Ryp excels at graphic detail which is exactly what this transformative journey calls for. The rest of the usual murders row of artists, Clay Mann and Butch Guice, continue their brilliant streaks on this book.
It’s astounding that Guice does so much with only eight pages every month. The villains literally take over the series this month as we are shown the beginnings of Kannon as well.
Throwing in an origin story at such a pivotal moment is a gamble that pays off nicely for Ninjak #4. I didn’t even know I needed this breather but I’m so glad it’s here. Kindt, Mann, Guice et al manage to make the next chapter even more enticing now that we know a little more about all the players at the table. This continues to be a well-crafted book that demands your attention.
Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.
Funko has announced that they will be hosting “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller at the San Diego Comic Con for a signing session on July 10th at 2pm. At that signing, they will also be selling a limited edition Pop! figure of Fuller dressed and designed as though he was Dr. Hannibal Lecter himself.
The figure is limited to 144 copies and there will not be any option to pre-buy one. Furthermore, the line will only be allowed to form starting at 1pm, so this is a seriously limited piece.
This news comes mere days after it was announced that NBC had cancelled “Hannibal“. The third season will end as planned, with 10 episodes remaining. This season has a six-arc episode built around Francis Dollarhyde, known in the Hannibal universe as “The Red Dragon”.
Head below to see the figure.
We are thrilled to announce our Bryan Fuller Pop! figure!
The man behind Hannibal bears an eerie resemblance to Hannibal Lector himself!
This Pop! comes in a run of 144 pieces and will be available
during his signing at the Funko booth on Friday, July 10th at 2 p.m.!
The line for our Bryan Fuller signing will not begin to form before 1 p.m. and we will only sell Bryan Fuller Pop!s during the signing.
The Bryan Fuller Pop! will cost $15 and you will not be able to purchase other Funko items during this time!
You are welcome to bring other Hannibal Pop!s to be signed, too!
Yet another clip has been released from the found-footage horror The Gallows, in theaters July 10th.
This time, not even the bathroom is safe… what starts out as a prank, ends in a pretty great scare that’s probably a reverse prank?
“Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.”
The Gallows is directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who we also exclusively interviewed a few months back. There, you can read about the genesis of the film, who it ended up at Blumhouse before getting a release through New Line. They also speak to creating a micro-indie and how they hope they’ve created an iconic villain!
The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.
Pack your bags because we’re heading deep into the Peruvian Amazon tomorrow.
In lieu of the full trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno arriving tomorrow, BH Tilt has provided Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive pair of stills that certainly hint that we’re in for a lot more blood-soaked madness. A fantastic teaser was released Father’s Day weekend.
Heading deep into The Green Inferno with Lorenza Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.”
We reviewed The Green Inferno out of the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.