Stan Lee Gives Us Harpies This June! Excelsior!

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:00

Man, believe me when I tell you... Harpies? Those things can burn. They don't go away either. Once you get 'em you'll be constantly fretting another flare up. Get out your salves, because this June you're gonna need something to soothe the itch!

From the Press Release
Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Harpies, available on DVD on June 10th. Directed by Josh Becker (Alien Apocalypse) and executive produced by Stan Lee, acclaimed comic book writer/publisher and creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men, and countless other revered fictional comic book characters, Harpies heads to retail on June 10th for an SRP of $19.99 for the DVD.

Jason Avery (Stephen Baldwin), night watchman at the New York Museum of Natural History, is ambushed by armed thieves on a mission to seize a mysterious obelisk with supernatural powers. During the confrontation, Jason recovers an amulet from the thieves that opens a time portal. Sucked in and hurled back thousands of years to a time terrorized by mythological harpies—evil winged female creatures who steal souls and devour flesh—Jason is largely received as the prophesied savior who has come to rescue the villagers from the bloodthirsty demons. As he battles the horrific harpies and bonds with the townspeople, Jason realizes that he must use the amulet that sent him here to get back home to present day. But he isn't the only one who has made this discovery; a mortal villain with thousands of harpy eggs is forming an army to conquer the world, and he's hitching a ride back with Jason. The harpies legend is about to become reality!

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Rifftrax vs. Godzilla 1998 at Movie Theaters Nationwide this August

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:30

As if the new Godzilla didn’t already dance on the grave of the disastrous 1998 American reboot, the Rifftrax crew is coming to a theater near you to kick the corpse. The ’98 Godzilla will be getting the Rifftrax Live treatment this August all because you made it possible.

Last year the former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” turned Rifftrax guys (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett) riffed on Starship Troopers at movie theaters all across the country thanks to your Kickstarter donations. At the time I complained that surely there were more egregiously bad films deserving of such a lambasting (Yes, I know the Kickstarter was originally intended for Twilight). Oh, have they ever found a deserving piece of crap this go-round.

Rifftrax once again took to Kickstarter and successfully raised over $100,000 to ensure that on August 16th at theaters across the country we will witness the ultimate riffing of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s epic debacle Godzilla. Rifftrax claims this film is one of their most requested titles ever making it the only time this film has been the most requested anything since its 1998 release.

But wait; they’re not done just yet.

Anyone familiar with Kickstarter knows that most projects offer “stretch goals” once they achieve their monetary target with time still remaining. So what sort of stretch goal is Rifftrax offering with a little less than two weeks left in their fundraising? If they reach $250,000 then this Halloween we’ll get to experience Rifftrax Live put the squeeze on Jennifer Lopez, Ice T, Owen Wilson, Jon Voight, and the rest of the cast of Anaconda.

Don’t forget that Rifftrax Live is already set to return to big screens on July 10th with their previously scheduled riffing of the modern cult classic Sharknado.

I sense a lot of riffing in the future. Hope they bring their A-game. Might be time to call in Joel and TV’s Frank for back-up.

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IDW Chewing Its Way Through Rot & Ruin in September

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:15

IDW and multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author Jonathan Maberry bring the untold stories from the zombie post-apocalyptic world of Rot & Ruin to comic books this September. Read on for artwork and details.

From the Press Release
This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after the dead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of the zombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath humanity has found a way to live a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyone has a job to do in order to survive. As in the award-winning novels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friends as they make their way in a world where the zombies aren’t always the greatest danger.

“The Rot & Ruin isn’t about how many zombies you can kill or how much gore you can sling around the page," said writer Maberry. "These are stories about real kids making hard choices about their lives. It’s about kids learning how to become powerful in a hard and dangerous world. It’s about finding the value of human life and discovering what it means to be alive.”

The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series will follow Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they head east in their journey to find what they thought was impossible: a jumbo jet. In their travels they will encounter countless new dangers that will force them to confront what they and others are willing to do in order to bring humanity back to its former glory.

Maberry’s Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have been winning library and school awards all over the country as heartfelt action books that encourage teens to read. The series is now in development for film.

Rot & Ruin will come alive with the help of artist Tony Vargas (Temple Run) and colorist Oliver Lee Acre with stunning covers by Alex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, Judge Dredd).

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First Look at Crowdfunded Success - Invasion of the Undead

Dread Central - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:00

Around these parts there's nothing we enjoy more than seeing the indie filmmaker do good. Case in point: the partially funded through IndieGoGo flick from MonsterBuster Entertainment, Invasion of the Undead. Check out the trailer, badass art, and more!

Written and directed by Torey Haas, the flick stars Mark Ashworth, Marie Barker, Candace Mabry, and Leah Elyse Cohen. The kick-ass artwork was created by comic artist Brian Hardison (Run by the Gun).

The flick is in post-production and is aiming for a limited theatrical run on October 2014 with a VOD and DVD / Blu-ray release to follow.

Synopsis
A beautiful young woman gets more than she bargained for when she enlists the aid of two self-proclaimed paranormal exterminators to combat a monster infestation in her new home.

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Spoiler-y ‘Terminator’ Set Photos Age Like Fine Wine

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:58

Clicking over to The Daily Mail will yield a look at Emilia Clarke (as Sarah Conner), Jai Courtney (as Kyle Reese) and Arnold Schwarzenegger as a T-800 on the New Orleans set of Terminator (Terminator: Genesis), which is currently filming under the eye of Alan Taylor.

There’s nothing all that interesting about the pics other than, wait for it, Schwarzenegger with grey hair. Talk about setting up some early speculation. Frankly, I’m pissed that I know as much as I do as I’m sure it will take away from the impact of the reveals.

Previously he told MTV “Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets a hold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good.

I can’t wait! I hope to be so invested in the franchise (again) that I want to revisit this gem…

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‘The El Chupugcabra’ is Pint Sized Horror Comedy

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:54

I guess a Pug is bigger than a pint but to paraphrase no one, don’t let the truth get in the way of a decent headline. From Paper Street Pictures comes The El Chupugabra, “an over the top, self-aware genre pic about a young family adopting a Pug and getting far more than they bargained for.

The short was directed and edited by Aaron B. Koontz (he co-wrote it with Cameron Burns) and stars Jeremy King, Courtney Hans, Dashiell Smith, Spencer Greenwood and Leola L Perez. It was produced by Cameron Burns, Shane Domrongchai, Alex Euting, Cassandra Hierholzer and Aaron B Koontz.

El Chupugcabra first played Mile High Horror Festival in Denver before going on to numerous other fests across the country, and now we have your online debut.

Don’t be intimidated by the runtime, the short itself is 13 minutes and the extra 7 you see in the video below is dedicated to a gag reel.


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“The Walking Dead” Gets An 80′s Style Theme Song!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:48

Recently my wife starting DVRing the 1990′s ABC series “Step By Step”, which has one of the catchiest theme songs to date.

The irony is that “The Wil Wheaton Project” used said opening song as a model for an 80′s styled theme for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (thus, it’s more of a 90′s theme song).

Either way, it’s an instant classic, especially with lines like “…But then you lose your head and you have nothing less to lose,” and “Shoot your mom in your face, and put the girl in her place.

This is guaranteed viral by EOD.

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Opeth Reveal Cover Art For ‘Pale Communion’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:45

Swedish progressive metal band Opeth have released the cover art for their upcoming album Pale Communion, which you can see below. The art was done by Travis Smith with art direction by Mikael Akerfeldt. The album will be coming out August 25th via Roadrunner Records.

I’m personally incredibly excited for this album. While Heritage took some time to grow on me I’ve seen come to realize it was a natural progression for the band and actually made a hell of a lot of sense in the grand scheme of their history. From the sound of it, their new album will be right up my alley!

Pale Communion track listing:
1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

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Bizarre Moment In ‘Julia’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:38

Archstone Distribution has unleashed Julia with the following sales trailer.

It looks like another trite I Spit On Your Grave sequel – you know, the whole rape/revenge thing – only with one insanely peculiar moment. In the footage Julia exclaims, “It’s the best thing to ever happen to me.” What was, getting raped?! Okay then… I can only hope this was moment was edited out of context because, well, that was uncomfortable.

Starring The Human Centipede‘s Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy and Joel De La Fuente, the pic is a neon-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, played by Williams, who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

Matthew Brown wrote and directed the pic. Check out the sales trailer below.

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Have A Metal Tribute To The History Of Video Games

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:00

For fans of video games and especially the music that they have to offer, YouTube metal cover artist FamilyJules7X has put together a massive 17+ minute history of video games as told through their iconic music. You’ll hear songs from games such as Frogger, Super Mario Bros., Legend Of Zelda, all the way to games like The Last Of Us, Fallout 3, and more.

It’s really incredible seeing everything come together in such a defined, organized manner, especially seeing as how converting them all to metal creates a consistent flow. Check it out below!

Song list:
Pong
Gunfight
Space Invaders
Pac-man
Frogger
Dig Dug
Phozon
Tetris
Super Mario Bros
Legend of Zelda
Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Bros. 2 – Character Select
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Super Mario World – Athletic Theme
Sonic – Scrap Brain Zone
Street Fighter II – Vega’s Theme
Mortal Kombat
Star Fox
Donkey Kong Country – Gang-Plank Galleon
Donkey Kong Country 2 – Snakey Chantey
Pokémon – Gym
Goldeneye
Ocarina of Time – Intro
Medal of Honor
The Sims
Battlefield 1942
Wind Waker
World of Warcraft – Song of Elune
Civilization IV – Baba Yetu
Twilight Princess – Hyrule Field
Super Mario Galaxy – Gusty Garden Galaxy
Fallout 3
Braid – Downstream
Mass Effect 2 – Suicide Mission
Skyrim – Sons of Skyrim
Super Hexagon – Focus
Last of Us
Dark Souls II – Longing

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Is Faith No More Gearing Up For A New Album?

bloody disgusting - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:07

It’s been 17 years since alt-metal band Faith No More has released an album, the last being 1997′s Album Of The Year. Fans have been clamoring for years for a new album with no response. But that may very well have changed with a post yesterday on the band’s Twitter.

Featuring a picture of vocalist Mike Patton making a rather silly face, the tweet reads:

Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from Twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative.

While nothing has been guaranteed, it’s the first time in a while that something like this has even been suggested, so it’s incredibly exciting!

Check out the tweet below along with the video for their hit single “Epic”.

Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from Twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it's time to get a little creative. pic.twitter.com/6RBFE7aHbd

— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) May 30, 2014

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Welcome to The Jungle in June

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:26

We've been talking about Andrew Traucki’s (The Reef, Black Water) next tale of terror, The Jungle, since 2012 and now we finally have some distro news for you cats! Look for it on DVD via Entertainment One on June 24th.

Rupert Reid and Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo star.

Synopsis
A team of conservationists sets out to explore the dense Indonesian rainforest in search of the legendary javan leopard. But the deeper into the jungle they journey, the more nervous the group’s native guides become – local legend has it that a deadly werewolf-like creature roams the dense jungle. Determined to complete their mission, the expeditionists venture farther into the darkening forest, only to discover they are being stalked by an unseen predator: one that has no fear of humans.

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Enter ‘The Jungle’ This June

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:37

The Reef and Black Water director Andrew Traucki is back with more Amazon horror in The Jungle, which is a found-footage horror said to be “in the vein of The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield.”

Starring Rupert Reid and Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo,, Entertainment One will release on home video June 24.

A team of conservationists sets out to explore the dense Indonesian rainforest in search of the legendary javan leopard. But the deeper into the jungle they journey, the more nervous the group’s native guides become – local legend has it that a deadly werewolf-like creature roams the dense jungle. Determined to complete their mission, the expeditionists venture farther into the darkening forest, only to discover they are being stalked by an unseen predator: one that has no fear of humans.

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New Artwork and Video For Willow Creek Will Leave an Imprint

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:03

Entertainment Weekly scored quite the badass artwork and video for the upcoming sliver of sasquatchploitation from Bobcat Goldthwait, Willow Creek (review). Check them out right here right now before its body is stripped clean by strange woodland creatures.

With Willow Creek Goldthwait has apparently mixed satire with suspense, and overall his film is driven by “exploring the idea of bearing witness.” The flick is home to various characters who believe they’ve seen the elusive Sasquatch. They each give differing accounts and at times even come to blows. Goldthwait is said to use this kind of tension to get in some observations on faith and religion.

Look for it in theaters and On Demand June 6th!

Synopsis
Jim and his girlfriend, Kelly, are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who in 1967 recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling.

The small town is a mecca to the Bigfoot community: Sasquatch statues guard the local businesses, murals of the missing link line the roads, and Bigfoot burgers are the town delicacy. The couple interview locals who range from skeptic to believer and from manic to completely menacing. Some of the stories they hear are of chance encounters with a gentle creature, while others are tales of mysterious eviscerations.

On the day that Jim and Kelly plan on hiking into the woods to look for proof, they are given a simple warning: “It’s not a joke. You shouldn’t go there.” Despite the ominous message and Kelly’s own reservations, they head deep into the forest to set up camp. The events that follow will make them wish they had simply spent the night at the Bigfoot Motel.

Director and two-time IFFBoston alum Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, 2009; GOD BLESS AMERICA, 2012) pumps new life into the found-footage horror genre with WILLOW CREEK. His characters’ genuine humor gives them a humanity that is essential to setting up the scares. The satire is so successful that the film’s audience will have no idea what to do with the tension and fear that comes later—other than to white-knuckle it while sitting in the dark.


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Cinedigm Makes a Home Video Date with an Open Grave

Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:55

Released in limited theaters and on VOD outlets a few months back, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's Open Grave (review) is now getting ready to head home, courtesy of Cinedigm. We've dug up all the release details for ya today, so read on!

From the Press Release
Featuring genre favorites Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Joseph Morgan (“The Originals,” “The Vampire Diaries”), the zombie apocalypse film that takes psycho thrillers in a new direction, Open Grave, awakens on Blu-ray and DVD July 15 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Tribeca Film. Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18), the dark and twisted thrill ride also stars Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Josie Ho (Contagion), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones) and Max Wrottesley (“24: Live Another Day”).

A complicated story that pits characters against each other, Open Grave examines how important memory is to a person’s identity by forcing six strangers—stripped of all recollection—to confront their inner demons. While these strangers seek to identify their past, evil demons lurk beneath them, forcing them to fight for survival, even if it means betraying their allies.

Synopsis
A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives away to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious and hungry than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together—before it’s too late.

Special Features

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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    Someone’s Missing a Spine in This Leaked ‘Mortal Kombat’ Poster

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:53

    At least one person was harmed in the making of this promotional poster for the next Mortal Kombat game, which may feature the one-of-a-kind voice of actor Kiefer Sutherland. The poster comes from a post on Reddit, so it’s definitely not official (yet), but it certainly looks real enough.

    Adding credibility to the possibility that the unveiling of a new Mortal Kombat game is in the very near future are a series of tweets from series creator Ed Boon, who has taken the poster’s logo and slogan and slapped it onto his Twitter profile.

    After fans started hounding him about the game, he all-but gave up on the incessant teasing, saying “I don’t suppose there’s anything I can do to make you think we still MIGHT be announcing Injustice 2 in #five days is there…..?”

    If you’re a fan of the series, I suggest you pay attention over the coming week. Check out the leaked poster below.

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    [Interview] John Bivens & Ryan Burton Build An Unstoppable Female Force in “Dark Engine.”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:52

    Newcomers to the comic scene Ryan Burton and John Bivens sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to talk about the inspiration for their new series from Image Comics  They talk about what drives their character, their narrative, and their wish to eliminative the association between being and unstoppable force and being a man. Moreover they exchange excitement about monstrous beasts exploding and telling a massive story filled with mystery.

    I’ve had a peek at what these dudes are up to, and it’s simply masterful. This is a book you don’t want to miss.

    From Image:

    With ribsword in hand, with gore in her curling locks, Sym has been sent to the distant past to murder her creators’ enemies. But the twisted alchemists who made Sym do not know that the engine that powers her is sentient, that it is the seed of their destruction. By blood and by fury, Sym will carve out her destiny in this new ongoing series. 

    “DARK ENGINE” is about the evil things that lurk inside us all. Some drive us, some are alive and thinking. And Sym will learn just exactly what drives her, and why she was sent back in time to essentially murder anything standing.

    Bloody-Disgusting: Right now only one teaser image exists for “Dark Engine.” How would you guys explain the series in your own words?

    Ryan Burton: Essentially it is a woman who’s built to destroy her master’s enemies. She’s sent back in time powered with this alchemical engine that they don’t realize is sentient. They’ve unknowingly sent their own destruction to the past. It’s a book for those who like a lot of Lovecraft, Conan, or fans of that wonderful, weird, and beautiful thing from Brandon Graham and Image “Prophet.”

    John Bivens: I’d call it a lovely romp through an alternate time line with tentacles and blood.

    RB: It’s just John and I having a lot of fun with the comic and putting everything we can into this really intense storyline. This is a woman who goes back in time to kill everything. We see her in different time periods, which allows us to get a very interesting lens on her character.

    BD: Would you say horror is one of the main genres of inspiration?

    JB: In the monster sense and the brutal killings yes, but there’s no jump scares. It’s not that type of horror. Definitely it has the visceral feel of 80’s horror.

    RB: John’s art is really quite fascinating for this kind of story. He’s got a really good hold on anatomy from the monstrous to the human. When we show what John can really do with monstrous actions by Sym and he gigantic ribsword against whatever beast she’s fighting.

    JB: I work a day job as a butcher. I’m bringing it to the work in a way.

    BD: You cited Lovecraft and Conan, which are strange bedfellows. Are you building on that mythos for yourselves?

    Issue #1 Page 1

    RB: The truth of the matter is, there is nothing really comparable to our story. We’ve mentioned those influences, but really it’s just a savage individual facing off against these nightmarish beasts. I’m not a huge Lovecraft fan or of Robert E Howard’s work, but when you look at the source material of this unstoppable force that’s really how Sym is. Think of Kratos from God of War. Sym will get stabbed one hundred times over just to get closer to her kill. There’s a method to her madness.

    BD: It seems you guys have a really big plan for the series as well. Was it pitched as a miniseries or as an ongoing?

    RB: It was pitched as a miniseries, and heard back from Image. They basically said if you’re crazy enough to do an ongoing, why don’t we do that instead. It was pretty bananas. It was batshit insane for a couple of days. Really it just allows us to have a greater opportunity to tell a fuller story. I have no doubt that when people see John’s art they’re going to want a lot more.

    JB: We did hear back from Image relatively quickly. I wasn’t even prepared for the incoming insanity. Suddenly it was an ongoing. The story was so large, so it was easy to see a whole ongoing thing.

    RB: Since we’re new to the game we saw this as an opportunity to keep telling a story that we’d want to read. Something that was wicked metal and absolutely visceral, something you couldn’t wait to get to the store for. Something you had to read in your car and look like a weirdo.

    BD: What did your original pitch look like? How much has the story expanded since the pitch?

    JB: We had a five page pitch and the cover. Ryan handled all the rest.

    RB: John’s being really kind. All I did was follow the Image submission guidelines. We gave them a succinct synopsis of the story. Tag along a couple sequential pages, which John knocked out of the park. Then just cross your fingers. We heard back relatively fast. We originally pitched as a four or five issue miniseries but the opportunity of doing an ongoing, changed things completely.

    BD: The art is terribly intense. The color is fantastic. The amount of detail in the work is incredible. This must be quite the collaborative process, how do you two design all of the creatures and the world?

    JB: The one thing that disappoints Ryan about my art, is I don’t do a lot of pre-sketching. I’ll do a quick doodle but I’ll expand it on the page. I don’t do involved character sketches. I’m sure Ryan wishes I would send him more little things.

    Issue 2 Page 2

    RB: I think it’s legit the way you work. People are going to see John’s work coupled with the story and be totally into it. It’s almost sort of charming to be left in suspense. For example that purple beast on the first page, I gave a lot of detail about him. This was the first time John and I were working together. I wanted to get a feel for how things were going to pan out. How often were we going to talk? How often to we collaborate? As time has progressed we’ve worked out a nice shorthand. I love seeing what he comes up with.

    JB: It’s fun sending somebody a fully realized thing. He get’s really excited. I love his reaction tweets and emails.

    RB: There’s a dinosaur exploding on page four. It’s stuff like that. That’s just one of many animals that explodes. John sent me something that actually made me unable to sleep. I got this picture of one animal exploding and it was one of the sweetest little creatures on earth. I didn’t realize how horrible it was going to be on paper when I wrote it. Sym is a survivalist. She creates from those things she destroys. She’s a crazy savage. Those first five pages she is crafting from the dead bodies of her merciless force.

    BD: The story gives me “Pretty Deadly” vibes. Is it a mystery as to what Sym’s doing and why she’s doing it?

    JB: She’s trying to figure it out too. She’s kind of a tool with a personality. She’s self aware and trying to figure out her own purpose.

    RB: She’s figuring it out as we’re figuring out. “Pretty Deadly” is an applicable comparison in certain spots of the story. She’s coming to terms with being a tool. Although we push certain scenes around, we’ll have entire issues devoted to finding an army of warriors who don’t really contribute to her quest. The story is constantly evolving like she is. How she looks now in this first issue is not how she’ll look in the second issue.

    BD: What’s your favorite part of working on “Dark Engine?

    Issue 1 Page 3

    JB: I’m given the ability to draw pretty much whatever I want within the panels so long as I don’t go off on a strange tangent.

    RB: Making a comic is the funnest thing for me. I have no idea if this is going to be my first or my last. So the idea of being able to work day to day on a comicbook is just so fucking awesome. That’s the best part. The absolute cake is having an idea and seeing it realized by an artist like John. He supersedes my idea every single time.

    JB: The story is so much fun. I do my dayjob, but the whole day I’m thinking about getting back home to draw. It’s extremely enjoyable.

    BD: What’s the motivation for wanting to tell this story?

    JB: Ryan put three stories in front of me. Of the pitches he sent me, this one would be the most fun to draw. I like things that are organic. This seemed like it would have the most funky and organic stuff going on within it.

    RB: We wanted to be as metal as possible. There’s something very visceral about an unstoppable force sent to achieve a goal. The lead character is always male in these stories. I’m hard pressed to think of an unstoppable force as a woman. How rad would it have been if Beowulf was a women? The essence of the idea is exactly that. Have this awesome force of nature just not be a man.

     Issue #1 of DARK ENGINE hits on July 16th.

     

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    New Dominion Stills and Trailers Bring the Heaven's War to Earth

    Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:49

    Excited about "Dominion," Syfy's upcoming weekly take on Scott Stewart's 2010 film Legion? Then get ready to dig into a gaggle of new stills and two new videos! War is coming, folks! Which side are you on?

    "Dominion" premieres Thursday, June 19, on Syfy (9-10 pm ET/PT).

    Related Story: Syfy Unleashes New Stills for "Dominion"

    The series stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias"). It follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

    About "Dominion"
    Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control; and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.

    "Dominion," produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin, and Darren Swimmer, along with executive producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak, and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the original film. Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.

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    New Strain Promo Takes Over!

    Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:43

    A new 30-second trailer for the TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" is here, and it's looking pretty damned badass. Check it out and look for the show Sunday, July 13th, on FX. Dig in and wear your respirator. The infection is likely to spread quickly.

    The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

    "The Strain" is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

    The highly anticipated first season of “The Strain” will premiere on July 13th at 10 p.m. and will include 13 episodes.

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    New Snowpiercer Trailer Pulls into the Station

    Dread Central - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:36

    In anticipation of the theatrical release of Snowpiercer here in the States, we have a new trailer you cats to ogle. Look for it in theatres on June 27, 2014, hopefully in its original form. At least that's the rumor. Stay tuned!

    The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.

    Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.

    Synopsis
    In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

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