Did Deliver Us from Evil Deliver Us from the Horror Box Office Slump?

Dread Central - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:09

To say the horror genre on the big screen is currently in a slump would be an understatement. Did the first wide release fright flick in two months, Deliver Us from Evil, finally put an end to that downward trend this Fourth of July weekend?

The first question that needs to be asked is whether Independence Day weekend is the wrong time to open a horror movie or if audiences are tiring of the endless stream of ghost and possession films that seem to make up about 90% of what constitutes theatrically released horror movies these days.

Last year four horror movies managed to gross more than $70 million; this year none of the big screen horror wide releases (almost all falling into the supernatural subgenres previously mentioned) has made more than $33 million. Unfortunately, Deliver Us from Evil will not be the film to end that slump.

Depending on what website you’re reading, Deliver Us from Evil is either a total flop or performed respectably, if unremarkably. It earned $9.5 million over the three-day holiday weekend, nearly $15 million in the five days since opening Wednesday; that’s still considerably less than the $18 million Scott Derrickson’s Sinister opened to in its first three days and certainly less than Derrickson’s adaptation of Marvel’s Dr. Strange will open to in the future. A spike in Saturday viewership pushed Conjuring Cop into a neck-and-neck tie for third/fourth place with meta sequel (22 Jump Street) but still proved no match this Fourth of July weekend for the unstoppable junk pile that is Transformers: Age of Extinction or Melissa McCarthy’s full-fledged descent into Adam Sandler-dom Tammy.

Deliver Us from Evil received a B- Cinemascore, indicating that audiences were very mixed and word-of-mouth will not be good enough to bolster the film in the coming week. Yes, in the bizarre world of Cinemascore anything less than a B+ is considered bad. Why does anyone take this rating seriously again?

Meanwhile, Snowpiercer grossed a million dollars despite playing on only 250 screens. Hey, here’s a wacky idea, Weinsteins – release it wider!
In two weeks the survival horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy gets its shot at ending the horror slump by grossing enough money to become an actual annual (movie) tradition. But first we'll see the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on July 11th.

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What Is Your Favorite Horror Remake?

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 15:00

I can already hear the angry mob rising and see the torches and pitchforks on the horizon with this question! After all, what topic is as heated and hated as horror remakes? There have been some serious stinkers over the years but among that sea of garbage are some sparkling gems, some films that have stayed with us as excellent versions of tales that we dearly love.

So, with that, I ask you to join me as I show a few of my personal favorite horror remakes and then I want you to list some of your own favorites in the comments below!

The Ring

Gore Verbinski’s 2002 J-horror remake was critically acclaimed and a smash hit at the box office. And you know what? It was well deserved! Smart, scary, well acted, and featuring some fantastic performances, this remake took the original and gave it a great remake that is still highly entertaining!

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DVD Release Details Swim in for Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys

Dread Central - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 14:42

James Cullen Bressack is a young filmmaker whose career we've been keeping an eye on, and his latest, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, is heading to home video in just a few weeks. We have all the details right here, including the flick's new artwork.

Having aired on Animal Planet with millions of giddy creature feature fans tuning in, the network's first original horror film, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (review here), is arriving on DVD July 22nd from the folks at The Asylum under the title Blood Lake.

Directed by James Cullen Bressack, Blood Lake was written by Anna Rasmussen and Delondra Williams and stars Shannen Doherty, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Brooks, Ciara Hanna, and Zack Ward.

The DVD will contain a "making of" featurette on the film.

Synopsis:
After chomping through massive fish populations, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, leaving the community scrambling to stay alive.

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Batman Meets Dethklok In “Batmetal”

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:25

I have no problem saying that Batman is pretty much my favorite comic book character ever. He has no superpowers whatsoever but he’s all about spending BILLIONS of dollars to fight crime. Honestly, he’s probably nearly as nutty as The Joker (although with far fewer homicidal impulses). So seeing him metal the f*ck out to Dethklok‘s “Face Fisted” is just a super treat for me!

In the cartoon, which you can watch below, Batman rocks out on stage with three different Robins (including Red Hood) while clips of him beating the crap out of baddies flash in. Amusingly animated and well worth a few minutes, you should be heading down to watch this video!

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Incredible ‘Silent Hill’ Nurse Cosplay Gets Stabby

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:00

Mike Rollerson is a photographer whose work I’ve featured numerous times before. He’s brought us some of the highest quality cosplay I’ve ever seen — and, of course, the cosplayers themselves deserve serious props, too — including creatures from Silent Hill: Downpour and Left 4 Dead. It had been awhile since I last perused his gallery, so I figured I’d check it to see if there was anything new. There was, and you can find some of it below.

For more of Mike’s work, check out his gallery.

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Blizzard Debating Post-Launch Support for ‘Diablo III’ on PS4, Xbox One

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:00

This is odd. With the launch of the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition about six weeks away, Blizzard has admitted they’re still unsure about whether or not they’ll support the game with patches and new content following its release. This means if you decide to drop $60 on the latest version of the game — which carries the potentially ironic Ultimate monicker — then you may not get any or all of the content that comes to PC.

They’ve confirmed the game will likely see a patch that brings it up-to-date with the most current version on PC, but they’re already working on bringing new content to PC, including leaderboards and other content. It sounds as if console players may not see any of this.

It’s worth noting that, as is, the Ultimate Evil Edition is still very much worth getting if you haven’t played Diablo III. There’s more than enough content there to justify the price tag, but I’m sure that won’t keep some gamers to second guess their pre-orders. Hopefully, Blizzard will confirm either way before the game releases next month.

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition launches on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 19.

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After a Lengthy Hiatus, ‘Doom 4′ Will Need to Prove Itself

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00

Bethesda has already proven itself more than capable of breathing new life into a “tarnished brand” with the MachineGames developed Wolfenstein: The New Order, but the stakes are arguably much higher for Doom 4. The game is in the capable hands of its creator, id Software — sans John Carmack, who moved to Oculus last year. We still don’t know when the game will see a release, but it will likely be late 2015, at the earliest.

In the latest issue of MCV UK, Pete Hines, VP of marketing and PR at Bethesda, discussed how they’re going about making the long-anticipated fourth entry in one of gaming’s most renowned franchises.

“The last couple of games were either ‘ok’ or ‘not great’. It wasn’t a franchise where people were desperate for the next one. Wolfenstein isn’t Uncharted. We knew this would take some explaining. But developer Machine Games has now untarnished the IP.

“We view that similarly to Wolfenstein, because it’s been so long since the last Doom game,” Hines continued. “We are going in as if we need to prove ourselves all over again. We have no free passes. Nobody will assume this is going to be awesome.

“We are going to have to prove that this is something that’s going to be fun and different that you need to pay attention to. That has to be our default position, we can’t be: ‘It’s Doom, of course you’re going to play it’. But that just makes us work harder.”

Doom 4 will have a strong appearance at QuakeCon later this month, though Bethesda has confirmed it won’t be leaving the event until they’re ready to reveal the game to the rest of the world. I suppose you can watch its debut trailer (below) again and again until that time comes.

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A Giant Boar With a Man’s Face Chased Me in ‘DreadOut’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:36

If you’re looking to scratch a very specific itch for scares of the supernatural variety, Digital Happiness’ Fatal Frame inspired indie horror game DreadOut should do the trick. There’s a lot to love about this game, but the things that really stood out to me during my playthrough were the monsters. From giant boars with people faces to a massive wall-crawling spider woman, DreadOut’s baddies will likely stick with you long after you’ve stopped playing.

You can watch me spend some time with the game in the video below, and afterward, I highly recommend checking out Tyler’s review.

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War Has Begun in this New TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dread Central - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:30

We've seen tensions rise and attempts being made to avoid it, but in this latest TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the inevitable happens: War has begun, and nothing will be the same for either the apes or man.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matthew Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).




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A New Pink Floyd Album Has Apparently Been Confirmed!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 13:50

Word is spreading fast that a new Pink Floyd album is not only confirmed but will be released this October! Entitled The Endless River, the album will be the first new Floyd album since 1994′s The Division Bell. No other information has yet been released.

This news is coming about from a couple of sources. First, David Gilmour’s wife tweeted the statement, “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called “The Endless River”. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.” Then, a backup singer by the name of Durga McBroom-Hudson posted a studio photo of background vocals being done for the album. You can see both posts below.

Alright, it’s been twenty years since we’ve had a new Floyd album. Are you excited or apprehensive? Let me know below!

Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.

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Cemetery Dance's Limited Edition 'Detours' Collection Going Fast; See Some Artwork and Pre-Order Here!

Dread Central - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 13:37

Cemetery Dance just announced Detours, featuring some of the biggest names ever collected in one book (like King, Koontz, Barker, Blatty, and Straub), so of course it's selling fast. Don't be disappointed; read on for ordering info and to see some of the amazing art it contains.

Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book's origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are such Detours. Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Detours is edited by Brian James Freeman with cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin. Visit Cemetery Dance's online store to pre-order your copy. At this time the publication date hasn't been revealed, but expect to see the collection sometime in 2015.

Featured authors: Stephen King, Clive Barker, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall/Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O'Nan, and Owen King.

Artwork by: Mark Edward Geyer, Donn Albright, Erin S. Wells, Glenn Chadbourne, Will Renfro, Jill Bauman, Chris Odgers, Steve Gilberts, Alex McVey, and Keith Minnion.

Important Note for Collectors:
Currently the only edition still available is the Oversized Limited Edition at $50. It is signed by the editor and the artists, and there are no other editions planned at this time.

Table of Contents:
"Introduction" by Brian James Freeman
"Memory" by Stephen King
"When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" by Dean Koontz
"Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction" by Peter Straub
"An Abandoned Fragment" by Ray Bradbury
"The Hunt" by Kelley Armstrong
"Winter Takes All" by Michael Koryta
"Dead Image" by David Morrell
"The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)"/ "Where Darkness is the Only Light" by David Morrell
"Spares: The Missing First Chapter" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft" by Michael Marshall
"Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter" by Chet Williamson
"Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls" by Poppy Z. Brite
"The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript" by Stewart O'Nan
"If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty
"The Curator" by Owen King
"A Night's Work" by Clive Barker

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[Blu-ray Review] ‘Final Exam’ Is a Uniquely Wacky ’80s Slasher

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 13:16

Jimmy Huston’s 1981 college slasher Final Exam has been released a couple times over the years. Code Red put out a DVD and then Scorpion Releasing did the same. Now the oddball film gets its Blu-ray debut thanks to Scream Factory, in collaboration with Code Red. If you’re tired of the same old slasher formula, check this one out. It makes some weird and unpredictable decisions that help set it apart from the wave of early ’80s slashers.

The film opens with a standard prologue in which two horny teens are murdered in their car on lover’s lane. From there, Final Exam is anything but standard. Another killing doesn’t happen for nearly an hour. It has a very slow pace for an ’80s slasher, but it’s certainly doesn’t lag. We’re introduced to a handful of characters that you can actually tell apart. They fill in tired stereotypes, but there’s enough tweaks to the characters to make them feel unique.

Take Radish (Joel S. Rice) for example. First off, his name is Radish. And although he’s playing the nerdy character, he’s got a serious dark side. He’s wicked paranoid over the double murder we saw in the prologue, so much so that he’s excessively anxious at times. Rice moves and talks in a really strange manner too. It’s a wholly weird performance.

Rice is the first one to freak out when a bunch of frat boys show up at the school in ski masks and pretend to commit a mass murder. I mean, I would shit myself too, but while the rest of Lanier College’s student body is laughing it off, Rice is cowering in an office, calling the cops. Turns out the stunt was just an elaborate ruse to distract faculty while buffoon jock Wildman (Ralph Brown) can cheat on an exam. A phony act of terrorism has got to be the most insane method of cheating I’ve ever heard.

Wildman himself is an exaggerated version of the dumb jock. He’s like ogre from Revenge of the Nerds turned up to 11. He sprays deodorant into his pits and his mouth. He keeps buckets of fried chicken in his dorm room. When he breaks into his coach’s office to steal pain pills, he smashes a trophy on his way out for good measure. He doesn’t even leave the pills in their bottles when he steals them either – he just pours them on coach’s desk and clumsily pockets handfuls of them, leaving a lot behind. It’s a super baffling, funny performance.

Then there’s the killer, a chubby guy in a jumpsuit who shows up at Lanier out of nowhere and starts slaughtering the student body. There isn’t much of a student body to begin with. Seriously it appears only about six or seven kids attend this school. Extras are pretty much non-existent. When I say the killer comes out of nowhere, I mean there’s barely any build-up whatsoever – nothing to signify that a serial killer is lumbering around the campus.

There is a cool shot, where the film’s virginal heroine Courtney (Cecile Bagdadi) sees the killer creeping outside of her dorm window – inspired by Halloween no doubt. Other than that, he’s an enigma. He’s never given a name or a motivation, which some viewers may not like. I didn’t mind the lack of killer characterization though because the weirdo students filled any void there. I could’ve watched 90 minutes of Wildman raising hell on campus and been satisfied.

It may not be filled with gore and sex, but Final Exam stands apart from other slashers of its time solely because of its unique approach and bizarro characters. There’s quit a bit of humor as well, resulting in a uniquely wacky slasher.

The new Scream Factory 1080p transfer was apparently sourced from the original camera negative. Colors appear bold and details are strong. I haven’t seen any of the prior DVD releases, so I can’t comment on how much of an improvement it is. There’s some minor print damage peppered here and there but overall nothing to gripe about. The mono mix is strong as well, with no problems to report.

The Blu-ray carries over the commentary from the Code Red DVD, which includes Joel Rice, Sherry Willis-Burch, and Cecile Bagdadi. With so many participants, it’s a very lively track with no awkward pauses. They cover a lot of ground, including the theory that it was twin killers carrying out the murders.

Scream Factory has also carried over cast interviews with Willis-Burch, Bagdadi, and Rice. They cover the usual ground of how they got involved and what it was like to work with Huston.

While it doesn’t contain any new extras, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of Final Exam sports a really bold transfer. Still, I’d only upgrade if you simply can’t live without it on Blu.

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Weird ‘Young Ones’ Trailers Hunt for Water

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:18

Bloody reader ‘Fabien M.’ just sent us a pair of international trailer from the post-apocalyptic Young Ones, starring Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon, which we’ve been teasing since Cannes.

Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

The trailers are a bit of a slow burn, but have some really cool futuristic stuff within it. The only problem is that it looks like Waterworld, only they’re seeking water instead of land.

Jake Paltrow directs from his own screenplay.

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‘Rigor Mortis’ Haunts Buildings Everywhere This July

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:25

Drawing on a range of influences from Hong Kong and Japanese horror-film tropes, pop singer-turned actor and first-time director Juno Mak references vampire myths worldwide for the eerie and chilling Rigor Mortis (read our rearview), debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital July 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment July 8.

A feast for genre fans, the film follows a depressed actor (Chin Siu-ho) who moves into an even more depressing apartment complex and attempts suicide, only to be rescued by Uncle Yau (Anthony Chan). Unfortunately, the suicidal actor has imbued the dark spirits who haunt the apartment with strength. And to add to their worries, one of the building’s residents has brought a man back from the dead… and he’s about to wake up.

He lives in a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors.

The pic is produced by T akashi Shimizu (Ju-On, The Grudge).

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Two More ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Spots Prepare for War

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:05

It’s a slow news weekend because of the holiday so check out these two new spots for 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the awesome Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that asks, “How many were there?”

In theaters July 11, Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring.

In the sequel to the prequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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‘At the Mountains of Madness’ Happening, Only It Will Be PG-13…

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 09:48

How desperate is Guillermo del Toro to being us an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness? Well, he’s willing to compromise with Universal Pictures, against his better judgement, stating that he’ll make the creature feature a PG-13 horror film.

The 3-D film originally had Tom Cruise in talks to star, but also had a ballooning budget of over $120M, which was a lot considering del Toro wanted it to be R-rated. The studio killed the movie, which resulted in us being gifted with Pacific Rim, among other great stuff like the forthcoming “The Strain.”

Del Toro now has a blooming relationship with Legendary Pictures, producers behind the project, and in an interview with the WSJ reveals that At the Mountains of Madness may be back in his cards.

I said to them, that’s the movie that I would really love to do one day, and it’s still expensive, it’s still … I think that now, with the way I’ve seen PG-13 become more and more flexible, I think I could do it PG-13 now, so I’m going to explore it with [Legendary], to be as horrifying as I can, but to not be quite as graphic. There’s basically one or two scenes in the book that people don’t remember that are pretty graphic. Namely, for example, the human autopsy that the aliens do, which is a very shocking moment. But I think I can find ways of doing it.

We’ll see. It’s certainly a possibility in the future. Legendary was very close to doing it at one point, so I know they love the screenplay. So, we’ll see. Hopefully it’ll happen. It’s certainly one of the movies I would love to do.

Madness is the deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries-and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization-is a milestone of macabre literature.

I always trust the filmmakers to do what’s right for the movie, and if he thinks he can pull it off with a PG-13, well, God bless. You can see some of del Toro’s early sketches here.

Unfortunately, it looks like this could take a back seat to Pacific Rim 2, which he briefly talks about.

I don’t want to spoil it, but I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own. They’re very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different.

You can read the entire review at the aforementioned link.

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Faith No More Debut Two Brand New Songs

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:22

At the end of May this year, alt-metal band Faith No More posted a tweet that stated, “The reunion things was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative,” strongly hinting that the group was gearing up for a new album or, at the very least, some new music.

Well, it looks like they’ve made good on that promise as they premiered two brand new songs at London’s Hyde Park earlier tonight! Fan-shot footage of the songs (well, half of the second song) can be seen below. This is the first new material since 1997′s Album Of The Year.

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Rigor Mortis Comes Home With You on Blu-ray and DVD

Dread Central - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 19:21

After premiering in limited theaters back in early June and on VOD outlets, Well Go USA will be releasing Juno Mak's Hong Kong vampire flick Rigor Mortis on Blu-ray, DVD and other digital platforms on July 8.

Rigor Mortis is co-produced by legendary J-Horror auteur Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge).

The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an SRP of $29.98 and $24.98, respectively.

Related News: New Rigor Mortis Clip Reveals a Horror Filled Hallway

Release Details
Drawing on a range of influences from Hong Kong and Japanese horror-film tropes, pop singer-turned actor and first-time director Juno Mak references vampire myths worldwide for the eerie and chilling RIGOR MORTIS, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital July 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A feast for genre fans, the film follows a depressed actor (Chin Siu-ho) who moves into an even more depressing apartment complex and attempts suicide, only to be rescued by Uncle Yau (Anthony Chan). Unfortunately, the suicidal actor has imbued the dark spirits who haunt the apartment with strength. And to add to their worries, one of the building’s residents has brought a man back from the dead... and he’s about to wake up.

Synopsis
A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors

RIGOR MORTIS has a runtime of approximately 101 minutes and is not rated.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 142: ††† “Bitches Brew”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:30

My vinyl kick is only getting worse as each day passes. I recently went to Chicago and, for the paltry price of $27, I came home with 14 records (I love used record stores). However, one of the more recent releases I picked up that I have trouble taking off my turntable is †††‘s fantastic self-titled debut album. And because of my love of that album I want to make this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week their video for “Bitches Brew”!

The video is a static-y phantasmagoria, reminding of films like The Shining and Suspiria. Check it out below and make sure to leave your recommendations for next week’s video!

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Geoff Barrow Of Portishead And Ben Salisbury Will Score Alex Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:18

Portishead multi-instrumentalist/founder Geoff Barrow will once again team up with composer Ben Salisbury to score the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ex-Machina, which is written and directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later). The film is expected to appear at festivals this summer and then be released early next year.

The IMDb synopsis reads:

Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Salisbury and Barrow worked together previously on Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One, which was originally meant to be the score to the 2012 film starring Karl Urban (you can read more about it here).

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