[TV] Next On "The Walking Dead": "The Grove" Promo and Sneak Peak Clip!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 22:38

AMC has shared a promo and sneak peak clip for next week’s “The Walking Dead.”

In Episode 4.14, “The Grove,” “After establishing a new shelter, the group considers things returning to the way they used to be.

Episode 14 is set to air on Sunday night, March 16 at 8pm central time on AMC.

Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.

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Toronto ComiCon Cosplay Gallery

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 22:26

Toronto ComiCon took place this past weekend on March 7th-9th at the Metro Toronto Convention Center and photographer Tyler Mitchell was on hand to catch the madness. There was some fantastic cosplay in effect at the show and we caught some great shots of attendees dressed as their favorite characters including Batman, Rick Grimes, Lobo, Saruman, and lots more.

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New Promo for Salem Has Something Worse than a Witch Hunt

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 21:34

We're closing in on the April premiere of WGN America's "Salem," and a new promo video for the show has popped in that ominously states, "The Devil is never going to let a Promised Land be built here without a battle."

In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

“Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

Related Story: New Photos from WGN America's "Salem"

Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.

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See a Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Episode 4.14 - The Grove; Go Inside Episode 4.13 - Alone

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 21:13

The brief synopsis of next week's Episode 4.14 of "The Walking Dead," titled "The Grove," seems to offer some hope for the group, but will it pan out? Here's a sneak peek along with a nostalgic look "inside" tonight's Episode 4.13, "Alone."

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.13 - "Alone" (aired 3/9/14)
As one group finds what may be an ideal shelter, another group comes to realize that the best protection comes from those around them. Written by Curtis Gwinn and directed by Ernest Dickerson.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.14 - "The Grove" (airs 3/16/14)
After finding an idyllic place to establish a new shelter, the group starts to question whether it is possible to go back to the way things were. Written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Michael Satrazemis.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.

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Jennifer Beals Joins Proof - TNT's Supernatural Medical Drama Pilot

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:57

More than likely, TNT's Kyra Sedgwick-produced "Proof" is more drama than supernatural in nature, but the medical-themed pilot has landed its lead actress so we'll keep passing on the news until we get confirmation one way or the other.

Per Deadline, Jennifer Beals ("The L Word," The Bride, Flashdance) will head up the cast as Dr. Kathryn Russo, a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter.

Dr. Russo is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?

"Proof" is written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves. Sedgwick exec produces with Jill Littman, Tom Jacobson, Bragin, and Graves.

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French Trailer Found Among the Living

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:19

In honor of the film's premiere at SXSW, an international trailer has come our way for the new film from Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Livid, Inside), entitled Among the Living. Yeah, we'll take this one now please, thanks.

Chloe Coulloud, Lannick Gautry, Francis Renaud, and Beatrice Dalle star in the flick, which has been described as a hybrid of Stand By Me and Stephen King's IT.

Youngsters Victor, Dan, and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon an horrific vision: a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something which has been hidden for years, something they were not meant to see.

Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, the boys try to alert the police. Unfortunately, their past record of unruly behavior discredits them, and the police do not follow up on their tipoff. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them... One after another... They are going to meet Klarence...

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Apocalypse Kiss Trailer Gets Planted On You

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:12

The first trailer for the genre heavyweight-laden new flick Apocalypse Kiss is here to get you all tongue-tied in the best possible way. Check it out along with a brand new still. Look for more on this one soon!

From the Press Release
The highly anticipated new film from Christian Grillo (Deer Crossing), Apocalypse Kiss, will be available to rent, buy or stream online from April 8, 2014.

The film, featuring a who's who of the horror and science-fiction world including Tom Atkins (My Bloody Valentine 3D, Halloween III), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and D.C Douglas (CHUD), meshes a unique and stylish film noir template - parallel to Robert Rodriguez's Sin City and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - with explosive, thrilling action.

Wet your lips with an Apocalypse Kiss!

Adrian, a serial killer with O.C.D., fights for his place in the media while two nomadic lesbians are getting the credit for his murders. Meanwhile, the world as they know it is about to come to an end.

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Jai Courtney Talks Terminator: Genesis

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:05

Jai Courtney scored the role of Kyle Reese in Paramount and Skydance's Terminator: Genesis, and recently he sat down with IGN to talk a little about the role and the upcoming film. Read on for details.

"I've always had a bit of skepticism about something being rebooted. I remember when [A Good Day to] Die Hard came around a few years ago, I was like, 'Really? They're gonna make another one?' and then I found myself in it and totally invested in it," said Courtney.

"I think it's healthy to have that [skepticism] because you want it to be something [special], you want to keep that eye for quality sharp."

"But when I read this, I was pretty into it and the story's cool," Courtney continued. "It's attached a great cast as well. I think Emilia Clarke's wonderful and she's got a lot of support and stuff behind her. And Jason Clarke as well I'm a big admirer of so, yeah, it's gonna be really cool, man. I'm looking forward to doing that, and running around with Arnie won't be too bad."

Terminator: Genesis begins filming soon in Louisiana under the direction of Alan Taylor (Thor 2) for a July 1, 2015, release.

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Anne Rice Reveals the Title and Theme of Her Next Novel; UPDATED with Video!

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 20:02

Iconic author Anne Rice selected tonight, March 9th, to exclusively reveal on her son, Christopher's, "The Dinner Party Show" live internet variety series the title and theme of her next novel, and we have all the details for you right here.

As Rice told the "People of the Page," as her Facebook page followers are called, prior to tonight's #AnneRiceReveal: "I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been sitting on this announcement for months now, and my publisher has finally given me permission to go public. It’s a dramatic change of course, that’s for sure, and I hope it will excite you as much as it excites me."

So, what is it? As Rice announced during the show, it's a sequel to the first five installments in The Vampire Chronicles - everything through Memnoch the Devil. The title is Prince Lestat, and it's a "big Vampire Chronicle about Lestat and the other vampires... and what they are doing right now."

"Just about everyone is back," and apparently the others want Lestat as the group's leader. We also get lots more about the Talamasca in the new book.

She had to "wrestle Lestat to the ground" and ask him to let her know what to write. Suddenly he came through and began to talk to her. She finally had his voice again with her. She calls it number one in a new series about the vampires and has already signed the contract for number two.

Look for it on October 28th from Knopf! The cover art and pre-ordering info will be available in about a week.

You can watch the announcement below, but Anne shared lots of other juicy tidbits so be sure to visit "The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn" to hear a rebroadcast of this week's episode along with the show's archive.

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[BD Review] 'Starry Eyes' Is Ambitious, Violent and Thoughtful

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:56

It’s somewhat ironic that Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s Starry Eyes, a film that literally singles out ambition as the blackest of human qualities, is the most ambitious film I have seen thus far at SXSW this year. That’s not to say that the film succumbs to the same temptations as its protagonist (an admirably raw and vulnerable Alexandra Essoe), but both the movie and its subject employ a black hearted scorched earth tactic – the efficacy of which is hard to deny.

As you may be able to gleam from the title, Starry Eyes plunges us headfirst into the fame hungry psyche of Sarah Walker – a fragile young actress already irreparably damaged by an unending cycle of rejection. One of the film’s biggest assets is the dimensionality it allows its lead here. A lazier film would be content to portray Sarah as impenetrably deluded and completely unaware of the staggering odds against her. That’s not the case here – while Sarah does possess the requisite blinders necessary for anyone to stake their happiness on the most unlikely of careers, she’s able to be honest with herself and others that she’s not exactly doing that great in terms of prospects. She has a small circle of friends who are also performers, some of them are warmly supportive (Noah Segan’s Danny) while others are harshly dismissive (Fabianne Therese’s Erin), a dynamic that casts her personal existence in the same kind of unending cruel purgatory as her professional life. In short, she’s perpetually trapped, exhausted and on the verge of release – something needs to change.

That change comes in the form of an audition for Astraeus Pictures, a legendary horror production company on the rebound after several years on the wane (think Hammer films with a corporate culture orchestrated by David Lynch). After a series of increasingly risky call-backs, she’s offered the lead role in their new film. The catch? The catch is a story as old as Hollywood itself – she must first submit to the whims of the casting couch (the ultimate deal with the Devil).

While you could probably correctly guess the basic trajectory of the film from here on out, Widmyer and Kolsch do an admirable job of keeping the audience on their toes by constantly shifting the tone of the film depending on which part of Sarah’s life they’re depicting. Her struggles as a waiter at a potato joint with Hooters aspirations alternate between stark and comedic (aided in no small measure by Pat Healy’s turn as a sympathetic manager – an archetype I was pleased to see subverted). The casting sessions and subsequent interactions with Astraeus are, as hinted before, marked by a cold absurdist streak right out of Mulholland Drive. The moments we get with her alone are painful, sweet and quiet while her circle of friends sort of melds the intimacy of mumblecore with the makeshift community of “Melrose Place.”

While more often than not these disparate elements cohere into a surprisingly atmospheric whole, the shifting tone is occasionally problematic. Starry Eyes switches gears so often it develops something of a patchwork quality that threatens to add a sense of bloat to its relatively straightforward arc. It’s hard to reconcile the fact that this universe contains a character as warm and empathetic as Segan’s and one as campily sterile as Marc Senter’s casting assistant. There are also a few moments towards the film’s end where it’s hard not to believe that Sarah’s close friends wouldn’t be a little more observant in regard to her condition.

But perhaps it’s a testament to Starry Eyes’ singularity that the same elements that provide its flaws also supply its strengths, which are far more prevalent. Complex and layered, it definitely leaves you with more to chew on than your typical midnight fare. It is also absolutely unsparing and brutal when it comes to its violence – there are moments in the film that give even the goriest slashers and body horror sagas alike a run for their money. Even if parts of Starry Eyes might not work for you, as a horror fan I suspect most of it will.

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Cover Art Revealed for US Release of Stephen King's Revival

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:01

Scribner is releasing Stephen King's new novel Revival on November 11th, and the author's official site has revealed its cover art. It's not gonna make you shout "Hallelujah!," but can I get an "Amen"?

From master storyteller Stephen King comes a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

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The CW Renames its Supernatural Spinoff and Casts Melissa Roxburgh as a Regular

Dread Central - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:44

The CW has renamed its "Supernatural" spinoff as "Supernatural: Bloodlines" and found the perfect actress to fill the last remaining vacancy on the show's regulars roster in Melissa Roxburgh, who previously appeared in the "Supernatural" Season 7 episode "Time After Time."

Per The Wrap, Roxburgh will play Violet, a member of Chicago's powerful werewolf pack. She hides her true nature because of her forbidden love for family rival David (Nathaniel Bozulic), a shapeshifter. But when cornered, Violet's inner wolf breaks out.

Fans of The CW's "Arrow" should also recognize Roxburgh from her recurring guest role of Blake; she additionally starred in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise.

Related Story: Cast for "Supernatural" Spinoff Expands by Three

"Bloodlines" follows the various mafia-esque monster families that, unknowingly to humans, “run” the underbelly of Chicago. They are being tracked by a newly-minted Hunter (Lucien Laviscount), who wants to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural.

The "Bloodlines" backdoor pilot airs as Episode 9.20 of "Supernatural" on April 29th.

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[Exclusive] Preview 'Monster & Madman' #1

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:12

While we still eagerly await “Frankenstein Alive, Alive” #3 from Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson, Niles has a new book kicking off this week from IDW that also features Mary Shelley’s Daemon. “Monster & Madman” tells what can only be a bizarre story as fiction and history collide when Frankenstein’s Monster has a run in with the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Damien Worm provides gorgeous interior and cover art for the three-issue series and we’ve got your exclusive look at “Monster & Madman” #1.

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)
Contrary to popular belief, the story of the Frankenstein Monster did not end at the end of Mary Shelley’s famous novel. Now, Steve Niles and Damien Worm have uncovered the shocking fact of the time the Monster met… Jack the Ripper. Read if you dare!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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'Reaper Of Souls' Track Takes Us To The Blood Marsh

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:00

In this haunting track released by Blizzard after a recent Q&A, we get an aural taste of one of Diablo III’s new environments that will be introduced in its upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion, dubbed the Blood Marsh. It’s equal parts creepy and beautiful, and it’s very much something I’d like to add to my video game music playlist, alongside everything Akira Yamaoka.

Blizzard music director Derek Duke chatted about the Blood Marsh theme during a Q&A on Battle.net, where he discussed the process and different instruments used in making the track.

“On one tangent, we recorded a bunch of really crunchy, long electric guitar tones, trying to get at that swamp vibe,” Duke said. “Didn’t work. Banjo … nope. I could never boil it down to any single simple idea.

“In the end, what worked was actually scoring to the Blood Marsh’s theme of a lost history, and the emotion and drama of events that take place there. I don’t want to spoil any of that epic experience for players, so I’ll refrain from sharing too many details. The preview track does a great job of capturing the over feel of the zone, however.”

Listen to the final product below.

Reaper of Souls releases on March 25.

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Go On A Vision Quest With 'Year Walk' Now On Steam

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:34

Developer Simogo’s creepy indie game Year Walk is available now on Steam. This new version brings with it exclusive content, including new locations, puzzles, a map, in-game encyclopedia, Steam achievements, and updated art assets. The game is inspired by the ancient Swedish phenomena of “year walking,” in which people would go on a year-long vision quest to catch a glimpse of their future.

I do something similar, only my vision quest involves gorging myself on video games and day-old Chinese food — the best kind of Chinese food — until the monosodium glutamate causes me to hallucinate. What I see during that five hour-long MSG-fueled trip I interpret as my future.

Year Walk is available now on Steam for $5.99.

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[Interview] Alison Sampson and Nathan Edmonson talk Creation, Collaboration, and Creativity in "Genesis."

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:15

‘Genesis’ is a new paperback graphic novella from Image Comics. Drawn by Alison Sampson, written by Nathan Edmondson, with colors by Jason Wordie, in shops on 16 April. The book is 64 pages centered on the act of infinite creation. The protagonist wanders through life willing anything he thinks of into existence. What follows is an existential look at surrealist creation that will have you questioning your own beliefs and give you a deeper insight into the loss that often comes with creating something.

I was lucky enough to have an advanced look at this insane and beautiful book. ‘Genesis’ is sure you make you feel a cavalcade of emotions. So after this stunning read I sat down with Alison Sampson and Nathan Edmondson to talk about the process of creating a book about creation.

Bloody-Disgusting: What must someone sacrifice to create? Is creation also destruction?

Nathan Edmondson: As far as this story is concerned creation requires only some control over oneself and one’s will. I’ve never subscribed to the Nietzschean notion that creation necessitates destruction; in my view that idea contradicts the meaning of creation as an original act (as a Genesis?)

Alison Sampson: Time and effort. You don’t have to sacrifice principles to work with other people, just a bit of ego. In creating, you are always revealing a little bit of the inside of yourself, so you give away a little bit of privacy, exposing yourself by putting your work out there, so that’s a sacrifice. It’s so much harder to design a utopia than a dystopia, with the former, you have to put so much more of yourself on the page. And in terms of there being destruction, well, one thing always displaces another, even if that thing destroyed is a white page- and the world is already full of stuff, so yes. Creation is change and flux, and something going from one state to another.

BD: The book has a very somber and emotional tone, how did this affect the art?

AS: The script Nathan gave me was pretty concise. I think it could have been interpreted in a number of ways, but there are certain events, which set the tone. It seems all my art is sombre and emotional. I was listening to things like the Gravediggers Song, by John Lanegan. I wanted the comic to be as beautiful as possible, and gentle. The Hiroshi Yoshida idea for a palette came out of that- he uses quite strange (but often soft) colours in an emotional way, on landscapes. Jason applied that palette in probably a sunnier way than I expected, and he put a lot of work into what went where. So the three of us brought our different approaches and they tied up together to form what you see.

BD: The approach of the book seems seeded in spiritualism, but is really about creativity. Why call the book genesis?

NE: Simply because of the relationship to the idea of a creative beginning; Genesis also offers the broad blanket to cover a number of things the reader might take away from the story (not that I have any idea what those things are, really, but Genesis will hopefully cover them!)

BD: Why is Adam so disappointed in his own monumental achievements?

NE: Not sure. Perhaps he’s something of a perfectionist, like a painter who hopes his first works will live up to the great pieces of art he studied before painting himself. He realizes, perhaps, that his power is nearly limitless, but not self-directing.

AS: It’s probably reasonable. The learning process in art usually means you look at your older work and think “I could do so much better/ so much more than that”. You know where all the mistakes lie, where all the compromises were made. The execution is never as pure as the idea, and is complex and compromised and has more things to pick at. And you are older and wiser, and have the benefit of hindsight.

BD: What made you want to tell this story?

NE: That’s not something I’m ever sure I can answer about a book; sometimes you just get hooked by an idea. I had this one bouncing in my head for sometime before I found a collaborator to take it forward.

AS: I love making things- its a way of leaving your mark on the world- and Nathan pitched his idea really well. And I liked the idea of taking on something almost mythic- those tales stand the test of time. And it sounded like tremendous fun to draw (which it was).

BD: The art has a towering and almost overwhelming style showing monumental creation, how did you decide on the look?

AS: I had the script and in designing on the paper, I don’t do a lot of thinking, so it was looking at where the marks on the paper went, and trying to see how I could get the composition right and get it to make sense. I like detail, and since this is not a monthly book, I didn’t want it to look like one. You can do an awful lot with the design of space, to make your point. There is a lot of original design work in this book, even of things like crowds and landscapes.

BD: How did you design the warped and unfamiliar structures that populate the book?

AS: I drew thumbnails, layouts at print size, got things in the right place, scaled them up onto Bristol board, pencilled all the figures onto the pages in detail, then designed the architecture round them, following the basic lines on the rough. Usually I try not to do too detailed roughs, because otherwise you end up designing it again. Often the pencils aren’t too detailed either, because not everything has to be worked up to the same level. Its much harder to design something than to copy a photo. Design takes time, and even longer if you want it to be perspective perfect.

BD: What was your favorite part of creating the book?

NE: As with any comic, it’s seeing the world and story come to life in the art. Until the art is rendered, the story is just an idea, just an intention. With GENESIS as you can see, the art came to life and evolved quickly into something far beyond a writer’s ability to describe and imagine and plan for, which makes for a truly enjoyable collaboration and relies, of course, on an artist with the prowess and skill that Alison brought to the story.

AS: Designing the pages, and also inking them, to bring the design to life. I also really enjoy some of the inconsequential parts, like putting together the crowd in the market, with all the facial expressions. It isn’t material to the story, but it makes a better book. I also enjoyed getting the script in. It could be anything…

BD: Alsion, how did your past in architecture factor into creating this book?

AS: That is hard to answer as I don’t have the benefit of being able to compare it to any other past. But I’m sure the answer is “a lot”, from the way the art is drawn, to the page layouts and the way one space on the page relates to another. I’d have had less conventional page layouts if there had been more breathing space in the script, as well.

BD: How did you create the staggering look of the architectural figures? Was there any collaboration on the visual look of the book?

AS: : I designed the architecture, the pages and the book and drew the art in black and white, recruited Jason Wordie and worked closely with him, and John Babcock, the letterer; chose the non-story content, and invited the guest artists- Robert Ball, Travel Foreman, Artyom Trakhanov, Chris Visions, Matthew Tayor, Ian McQue (who did our variant cover), Joseph Bergin III (who did our cover colours and inside back cover) and Tommy Lee Edwards. Nathan didn’t get involved with the reference, art, files, or production. Genesis is also full of easter eggs, where I refer to the work of my friends, or have taken a small suggestion from them- Ale Aragon’s panda, Jock’s studio, Matt Southworth’s lighthouse, all sorts of things are there. I dig into memories of places I’ve been and architecture I like.

BD: Creating something outside of ourselves means confronting aspects of our own personality, what parts of you are in “Genesis?”

NE: Writing is, if anything, I think, an exercise in trying to keep yourself out of what you’re working on. Hopefully I’m not identifiable in any direct way in my work, especially because I wouldn’t want a reader trying to decide what they think of identifying with me—but only trying to enjoy the work itself.

AS: I think the same goes for the art in this instance. We are trying to tell a story, not tell about ourselves. This said, there is a period of my life in there and a learning experience and a lot of hard work. Two people very close to me passed away, when I was making this. My good friend Shayla passed away when I was drawing page 30 and I put her name on the street sign. My mum passed away about three weeks before I knew Image would publish, and her name is on the inside front cover (actually, as is Shayla’s).

BD: What’s next for the two of you? What are you currently excited to be working on?

NE: In addition to continuing with The Punisher and Black Widow (and some more Marvel stuffs) I have some creator owned work coming up quickly while I wrap current books—and some more film and television fun.

AS: I’m just putting the last couple of pages, from the guest artists, into the Genesis, then this book is complete for Image. I’m drawing a horror story with a US-based writer, and developing some other creator owned work. And I’ve also got a story in In The Dark, from IDW, which is out a week after Genesis.

“Genesis is available for pre-order now, with Diamond code FEB140504, for comic shops.

The cutoff for pre-orders from comic shops is 24 March, so order from your retailer by then to be sure of getting a copy.

The ISBN for bookshops is ISBN 978-60706-995-9

Retail price is $6.99, 64 pages + cover, full colour, paperback.

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Watch Us Play: 'Resident Evil 4 Ultimate Edition' Episode 4

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:09

After a short break, we’re back with more Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition! In this episode, we discover that Leon has alien protozoans inside him and that sleeping on the cold hard floor is basically asking for Osteoporosis. Also, this episode may or may not be sponsored by Jolly Ranchers, the sweet treat you can take with you on the go.

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Categories: Horror News

'Inside' Directors' 'Among the Living' Trailer Blasts Insanity!!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:44

Our favorite tipster, Fabien M., has shared with us the first ever footage from the hotly anticipated Among the Living, the latest French horror entry from Inside and Livide‘s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

Looking like a mix of Stand By Me, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and It, the French trailer is jam-packed with bizarre imagery, violence and gore. The best part is that you don’t even need to speak French to enjoy the insanity! I also enjoy the 80′s feel, and the fact that it looks about as bloody as their first two films.

Hopefully we get to see this soon, and not have wait an eternity like we are for the underrated Livide.

World Premiering at the ongoing SXSW Film Festival, “Youngsters, Victor, Dan and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon a horrific vision : a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something which has been hidden for years, something they were not meant to see. Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, the boys try to alert the police. Unfortunately, their past record of unruly behavior discredits them and the police do not follow up on their tipoff. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them…one after another… They are going to meet Klarence…

Chloe Coulloud, Lannick Gautry, Francis Renaud, and Beatrice Dalle (Inside) all star.

Categories: Horror News

Serial Killer Hunts 'Apocalypse Kiss' Red Band Trailer

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:30

We now have the red-band trailer for the April 8 DVD release of director Christian Grillo’s Apocalypse Kiss, featuring a who’s who of the horror and science-fiction world including Tom Atkins (My Bloody Valentine 3D, Halloween III), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and D.C Douglas (CHUD).

The film meshes a unique and stylish film noir template – parallel to Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – with explosive action.

In the pic, “Adrian, a serial killer with O.C.D. fights for his place in the media while two nomadic lesbians are getting the credit for his murders. Meanwhile, the world as they know it is about to come to an end.


Categories: Horror News

[SXSW '14 Interview] Mark Duplass And Patrick Brice On Mixing Comedy And Terror In 'Creep'!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:23

Last night Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass (who directed Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives At Home with his brother Jay) unveiled their new film, Creep, to a packed house at the SXSW film festival in Austin. It’s not 100% a horror film, but it works remarkably well as one regardless (there is some truly disturbing and frightening stuff here). It also happens to be laugh-out-loud funny while possessing some legitimate insight into the truly troubled minds of its lead characters. I’ll have a full review up later – but this is definitely one to watch for if you like stretching your wings outside of the box a bit.

In the film produced by Jason Blum of Insidious and Sinister fame, “Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: ‘$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.’

Low on cash and full of naiveté he drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef may not be who he says.

Brice makes his directorial debut with the film in which he co-stars with his scripting partner Duplass. Check out our quick chat below!

When you’re approaching something that straddles the line between comedy and horror like this, do you just kind of make the character piece and let the end result dictate how you label it?

Duplass: That’s a great question. We set out to make something that was inspired and interesting and loose. We had very little endgame in mind, just the core interaction between these two people. So we put together an outline and shot for about a week. We came home and put some stuff together and looked at what we had. Then we went through this process of shooting a bit more, editing a bit more then showing it again. At some point – we noticed people were getting really fucking scared in there.

It’s this thing that’s similar to Misery, where you’re watching this nice, lovely person but something’s off. So at that point we thought it was time to go into the madness, and that’s when the movie started to take shape.

How is it playing someone like this? Someone who can very rarely have an honest moment.

Duplass: We were interested in the psychological profile of this very, very strange person. We were very interested in how you meet people and don’t quite understand what’s up, but you start to get signs. For us that was intense eye contact, lack of personal space, oversharing, maybe a little bit too much love here and there. But, for me, there’s something wrong with both of these guys. Deeply. This concept of, “who is the creep in this scenario?”

Patrick, you can’t say no to this guy.

Duplass: There’s such a thing as enabling.

Brice: There’s a bit of a compulsion going on for sure. And I’d never seen a movie that dealt with that type of human interaction, at the level we deal with it – the ability to almost discover the dynamic in real time.

Duplass: Patrick and I, in our daily lives [in the film industry] almost invite that kind of energy. We’re guilty of that. That’s where it all started. Some people find it really funny, others find it terrifying. It’s okay to experience one moment in completely different ways. We saw that in the theater last night where there were couples where one person would be screaming and her husband would be laughing and they would argue about it after the show. “How could you possibly laugh at that?” That’s great, that makes the film a success for us.

Patrick, you see a lot of found footage movies where it’s pretty clear the characters aren’t operating the camera. Here you are. How does that work as an extension of your performance?

Brice: We’re both wearing a lot of hats, You have to rely completely on your intuition. I was very aware of the genre and the fact that there has to be a justification for the camera being on at every moment.

Being a bit burned out on found footage, when the movie started I was worried. But it works.

Brice: Luckily I think Jason Blum was burned out too.

Duplass: Yeah. I’m friends with him and he had heard I was doing this thing and he was like, “I gotta look at it but I have to say I don’t want another found footage movie.” And then he called after watching it and said, “We have to do this. It’s the only one where it makes sense!” It was fun to partner up with him and see what we could do that was an in depth character piece that also obeyed he rules of the horror genre to some extent.

At this point do you feel that horror needs a bit less adherence to strict genre beats?

Duplass: Well that’s all we have to offer, that’s all we know. I think somewhere out there there is a true genre gorehound that can understand the state of the industry and find a way to make it new. But where we’re coming from is sort of stumbling into it ass backwards because our movie happened to have a more terrifying element. In many ways it’s fresh because of our ignorance.

Brice: We’re just happy to play in the sandbox.

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