Shared on imgur is this incredible new Godzilla infographic featuring the various Godzilla monsters and his nemeses.
The large piece of art has all sorts of goodies, although it’s incomplete (no Mothra?!) Still, I love the size comparisons and tid-bits of info.
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake, which came out this summer, is now available on home video, with plans for a sequel set for 2018.
Which monster do you want to see in the second film?
An outrageous love letter to B-Movies, Horror fans, and Film Festivals, we thought there was no better way to close out Beyond Fest than with a movie that basically mirrors the experience of being at Beyond Fest itself! Albeit, with slightly more murder than your average night at the Egyptian.
The fledgling film department of the University of California, Berkeley has problems in gaining recognition, and film professor Mr. Davis has an idea how to overcome them… He and his students organize an all-night horror film festival to be held at Dreamland, an abandoned movie theater. Dr. Mnesyne, owner of film memorabilia, provides them with appropriate gimmicks for the films chosen for the festival. As the festival begins, a homicidal maniac stalks the theater blurring the lines between film and terrifying reality.
Secret Sixteen, headed by filmmaker and film collector Mike Williamson, presents cult films once a month at Jumpcut Cafe in Studio City on 16mm film for free. If you like Popcorn, you’ll love what’s being shown on glorious celluloid every month at Los Angeles’ best micro-cinema. Find Secret Sixteen and Jumpcut Cafe on Facebook and Twitter and join in the fun. Beyond Fest may have come to a close, but the cinema madness continues year round at Secret Sixteen and Jumpcut Cafe!
Now let’s grab a Schlitz, and enjoy the Reggae music filled horror show freak out that is Popcorn!
Like many of the adaptations of the horror master’s work, A Good Marriage, adapted by Stephen King from his novella and directed by Peter Askin, suffers from transition pains. Big ones. The films based on his work rarely manage to capture the sense of suburban dread his writing manages to invoke so effectively. Even when he writes the damn screenplay himself, the films hardly ever instill the same feelings that reading the stories can give you (I’d say Pet Sematary is the most successful). A Good Marriage is not only the worst adaptation of King’s work, it’s easily one of the dullest.
King was inspired to write A Good Marriage (which appears in the 2010 collection “Full Dark, No Stars”) by the BTK Killer, Dennis Radner. This seemingly normal guy was a pillar of the community and was happily married to his wife for nearly 30 years when it was revealed he was a brutal serial killer. How could she not know? Almost three decades, 10 victims, and his wife had no clue? Makes for one helluva jumping off point for a King story.
After an engaging and eerily shot opening sequence, A Good Marriage starts rolling out the cliches and long stretches of tedium. Anthony LaPaglia and Joan Allen star as Bob and Darcy, the two halves of the titular marriage. Bob is a successful accountant while Darcy manages their coin collecting and trading business from home. They live a peaceful existence in a quaint New England town (of course), but the area is soon rocked when a serial killer dubbed “Beadie” murders his 12th female victim.
Beadie’s M.O. is similar to the BTK’s. He brutally tortures the women before killing them. Afterwards, he mails their identification to the police with a note. Bob leaves for a business trip and as she’s cleaning, Darcy discovers a hidden stash of evidence damning her virtuous husband. Knowing that he’s the savage Beadie killer, Darcy’s mental stability begins to break down as she wonders how she could possibly confront him. Even scarier to think about, how can she protect their three children from dear old Bob?
This all sounds like a solid premise for a vicious psychological combat between Darcy and Bob. Instead, A Good Marriage loses steam shockingly fast and badly meanders to the point where I nearly lost interest in the film entirely. It repeatedly covers the same ground, spinning its wheels as it resets the tension every time King and Askin manage to build a hint of it up. The look of the film doesn’t help either. It resembles a Lifetime movie and Darcy and Bob’s house (where most of the film is shot) comes off painfully like a set. Thematically, it only flirts with the cold-bloodedness initially suggested.
As Bob, LaPaglia brings a nice duality to his performance. He’s sweet and husbandly when it’s called for and callous when Beadie comes out. Allen, on the other hand, coldly plays Darcy. While she’s supposed to be going through this powerful dilemma, she gives us no believable emotion to latch on to. She doesn’t seem too terribly determined to capture our sympathies.
A Good Marriage works far better on the page and maybe would’ve been more successful as a short film. It’s a horribly flat film and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a King adaptation so boring and deflated of thrills. There’s an attempt at a twist deep into the film, but by then it’s too little and WAY too late. This one’s a total bummer.
Here’s the official image gallery for Universal Pictures Dracula Untold, the Gary Shore-directed version of Bram Stoker’s novella in theaters October 10.
In the film, “Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks will play a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.“
Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson and Art Parkinson, the film was shot in Belfast last year.
Now on VOD platforms, check out 26 stills from the 26 shorts of Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films’ ABCs of Death 2, also set for a theatrical run on Haloween.
You’ll see all sorts of maniacal madness from beheadings to all sorts of insane creatures. It looks like a genre fan’s wet dream.
“ABC’s of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.“
FULL DIRECTOR LIST:
Julian Barratt (THE MIGHTY BOOSH)
Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM)
Steven Kostanski (MANBORG)
Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD)
Jim Hosking (commercial director)
Hajime Ohata (HENGE)
Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS)
Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST)
Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237)
Bill Plympton (Animator)
Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE)
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES)
Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB)
Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE, CUBE)
Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT)
Marcus Dunstan (THE COLLECTION)
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID)
E.L. Katz (CHEAP THRILLS)
Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK)
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES)
Julian Gilbey (A LONELY PLACE TO DIE)
Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY)
Lancelot Imasuen (Nollywood director)
Jerome Sable (THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM, STAGEFRIGHT)
Robert Morgan (BOBBY YEAH)
Have you seen 2012′s Maniac, the fantastic remake of the 1980 stalker horror flick? If not, you’re seriously missing out. It’s gory, it’s incredibly well crafted, and it features a stunning score that will haunt you for days.
The reason I bring up that movie is because when I watched “Liberator”, the new Better Left Unsaid video, I got that kinda feel from it. The video shows a man taking photos of a deceased woman as he poses her for several different vignettes.
Drummer Brent Terry told Revolver:
We wanted to move away from the digital, high definition, extremely clean, and cinematic style videos that we have created in the past. We intentionally made the video focus on the lyrics, with not even a single member of the band appearing in it. We truly wanted the listener to ‘view’ what the song was about. Words are always open for interpretation, but video on the other hand tells a different story.
Head on below to check out this video and definitely leave some recommendations for what should go up next week!
Better Left Unsaid will be releasing a collection of three albums entitled The Reissues, which comes out October 14th (pre-order here).
Goth rock duo The Long Losts have released their debut full length album Scary Songs To Play In The Dark earlier this week. The album features, “10 creepy tales and tunes to chill your bones and keep you up all night…dancing!”
The album cover is a total nod to the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark book series while the song titles are all references to horror films or characters in the horror universe, such as Trick R Treat‘s Sam or Lily of The Munsters.
Check out the album below.
See No Evil 2, which features star wrestler Kane as “Jacob Goodnight”, a psychopath that goes on a killing spree, will be available on Digital HD and Video On Demand Friday, October 17th, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on Tuesday, October 21st.
Starring Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet II), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, Freddy vs Jason), Greyston Holt (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Chelan Simmons (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Kaj Eriksen and Lee Majdoub, from the pic directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), we now have the first batch of official imagery that shows the aforementioned stars hoping to survive a night decimated by Jacob Goodnight.
“A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.“
DVD and Blu-ray special features will include: “Twisted Twins (Soska Sisters)” featurette, “Autopsy: Dissecting the Kills” featurette and “Kane’s Goodnight: An Icon Reborn” featurette
Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.
Screen Media Films’ A Good Marriage, adapted from Stephen King’s short story from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars,” is now on VOD and in limited theaters.
Bloody Disgusting has two exclusive clips, one that best extremely vicious in bed.
King wrote the screenplay and Peter Askin directed the film, starring Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang.
“When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.“
From Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez, Exists pits a group of twenty-somethings against the legendary Bigfoot. The above image teases your first look at the legendary beast, with even more stills shared below.
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, “For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.“
The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins.
Exists hits theaters and iTunes on October 24.
NBC released a massive batch of first look images from the pilot presentation of “Constantine,” the DC Comics/Warner Bros. TV adaptation starring Matt Ryan as the chain-smokin’ title character.
Set to debut October 24, the fantasy vehicle is “about occult master and demon hunter John Constantine, who is tasked with defending humanity from the forces of evil.”
Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star. Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer exec produce.
The project is based on the “Hellblazer” comic book series. It has already been adapted into the 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves.
Relapse Records has come through for fans of punk/metal/doom/sludge/whatever by offering up a free 26-track sampler that features such bands as Myrkur, Iron Reagan, Nothing, Ringworm, Obituary, and many more. For free, you really can’t go wrong! So get on below and check out the sampler and then head over to Bandcamp to snag your free download.
Fridaythe13thfranchise.com just landed a monster Halloween treat in a batch of previously unseen images from Sean Cunningham’s 1980 Friday the 13th.
As explained by the site, Billy Kirkus, who is currently working on an untitled project that is being kept under wraps for the time being, is utilizing images from Friday The 13th 1980. There are over 4,000 images from the production of the film being looked through for the project, and Billy was kind enough to send a the site few of the behind the scenes photos.
Below are a number of candid images taken in-between takes at camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, New Jersey (the location used for the infamous Camp Crystal Lake) as well as in the town of Blairstown. We’ll point out some information for each image, but highlights for us include finally seeing a photo of Ron Milkie (Officer Dorf) dumping the police motorcycle as he tries to drive away from the camp, seeing Steve Miner at the camp and a funny photo of Sean Cunningham on “Crystal Lake” in a sinking canoe.
Photo Source: Billy Kirkus/Fridaythe13thfranchise.com
Know what we love about short films? The fact that they can be cool and not take up too much of our day! Just in time for the Halloween season comes the award-winning flick from Lucas Masson, Baby-Sitting, and you can watch the whole thing right here, right now.
Morgane Housset, Wendy Nieto, Bénédicte Ernoult, Vasco Bailly Gentaud, Prune Richard, Roma Léone, Laurent Gérardin, and Maxime Fralin star.
A young woman accepts a babysitting offer from a couple she doesn’t know. Puzzled by the children’s odd behavior, she invites some friends to keep her company. Little do they know that it will be the worst night of their lives…
Waxwork Records has tweeted a photo that shows their upcoming Trick R Treat picture discs, which are absolutely fantastic! One shows the infamous pumpkin lollipop intact on one side and broken on the other. The second shows Sam’s burlap mask and the other his horrific visage. You can see them below
The film was composed by Douglas Pipes. Details on the releases will be coming next week, so keep an eye out.
Bloody Disgusting was excited to safe with you the first ever review of Mockingbird, directed by The Strangers‘ Bryan Bertino.
Now, we have a better look at the official poster for the release that’s quietly looming on Digital HD on October 7th, while it will also be available on DVD exclusively from Wal-Mart starting on October 21st.
It’s a found-footage thriller “centering on three cameras that are given to three separate households on the same night with instructions to keep filming if they want to live, but as the night wears on, the characters are pulled into a deadly confrontation with each other at the behest of their unseen tormentor.”
Todd Stashwick (“Justified,” “Heroes”), Audrey Marie Anderson, and Alexa Lydon star.
Universal Pictures is playing with the Ouija once again, this time saying “yes” to several new TV Spots.
In theaters October 24, the movie looks sort of like Final Destination, only they’re being haunted by what appears to be an angry old lady flaming to be their dead “friend”.
The pic stars “Bates Motel” and The Quiet Ones‘ Olivia Cooke, with Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.
“In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.“
Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro.
Alan Robert’s “Killogy” is loved by critics and wholly unique. Our own Jorge Solis called it a vivi tribute to grindhouse cinema, and once you take a look at this preview you’ll see why. Check out what Jorge had to say “A visually stunning sequel, “Killogy Halloween Special” continues with its hard-broiled barrage of wisecracks, gore, and pulpy violence. Previously we had a star-studded cast — Brea Grant, Frank Vincent and Marky Ramone — and now this installment is carried by Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, from punk/metal band, Misfits. The “Killogy” series continues to be a colorful and vivid tribute to grindhouse horror.”
Killogy Halloween Special one-shot—CERTIFIED COOL
Alan Robert (w & a & c)
The critically acclaimed horror/comedy and soon-to-be animated series is back with a vengeance with a special Halloween one-shot! Devilocked horror punk Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of the Misfits) stomps through the apocalypse like you’ve never seen him before! Written and illustrated by rock star-turned-comics creator Alan Robert (Crawl to Me), this issue also includes a 10-page first look at his much-anticipated miniseries The Shunned One, coming soon!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
· Guest-starring former Misfits horror-punk Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein!
Samhain Publishing recently released director, screenwriter, and author Eric Red’s (100 Feet) new science fiction monster novel It Waits Below, and we have the book’s artwork, ordering info, and more details right here.
It waits no more!
In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashes to earth and sinks a Spanish treasure ship. Now, a trio of salvage experts dive a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold. There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension that has waited for over a century to get the surface. It finally has its chance. As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before.
Samhain Horror Executive Editor Don D’Auria says: “With It Waits Below, Eric Red shows again that he is able to bring to fiction the same amazing action, pacing, and characterization that he brings to his films. This book flies by like the best Hollywood blockbuster.”
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Jonathan MaBerry’s “V-Wars” is something to get on board with, he’s building an incredible world that is working hard to redefine Vampires in a world where the sparkling variety is the becoming the norm. So check out this preview of the the continuation of his vampire war. This issue is the beginning of a new arc, so it’s the perfect jumping on point.
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Marco Turini (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
Big Dog and V-8 are the top gunslingers in the escalating battle with vampire terrorists. But the hunt for a new and intensely brutal species of bloodsucker puts them in the crosshairs of the world’s most dangerous special operative: Joe Ledger. NY Times bestsellerJonathan Maberry brings the hero of his internationally popular series of weird science thrillers into the thick of the hunt!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- By New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry!
- New story arc! Perfect jump-on point.
- First appearance of Joe Ledger in comics!
- Featuring art by guest-artist, Marco Turini. (Cyber Force, Legends of the Dark Knight)