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- 02/21/14--16:02: Eli Roth Announces Next Horror Film 'Knock Knock'
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- 02/24/14--11:54: R.I.P. 'Ghostbuster' Harold Ramis
- 02/24/14--12:00: Trevor Dunt Creates Retro-Style Poster Art for Classic Horror Movies
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When we last left Hannibal, Will Graham was arrested for the murder of Abigail Hobbs, a subtle and psychological frame job by Dr. Hannibal Lecter that developed over the course of the season. Season two gets underway February 28th at 10pm on NBC, with Will in prison and Hannibal essentially taking his place in the FBI. We've seen the first couple episodes - and trust me, they don't disappoint - but if you can't wait, check out these four new clips from the season premiere.
The iconic carpet pattern in The Shining's Overlook Hotel has been the inspiration for many products over the years, including a winter hat and even a sports coat. I don't know about you, but as cool as those products are, I've still personally been hoping that someone will come along and make an actual replica of the carpet that can be used as a floor decoration for the home.
At long last, my prayers have been answered!
Japanese company Jet Link offers not only an Overlook-inspired door mat but also a handful of really unique Shining t-shirts, which are truly some of the coolest horror shirts that I've ever laid eyes on.
You can check out the shirts below, which according to my calculations are selling for around $60, while the door mat is going for approximately $200. A bit on the pricey side, for sure, but I can't help but feel that all the products are worthy of selling for those prices!
New comic book Wednesday has come and gone. The dust at your local comic shop has settled. An eerie silence descends as you finish reading your last superhero book of the week. Now it's time for something a little more sinister. Welcome to Bagged and Boarded: comic reviews of the sick, spooky, twisted and terrifying!
Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy No. 1
One year after the events of the original film, in a plot line unrelated to the characters therein, a new Terminator zaps into the past. He's a bulky dude, a T-800 to be sure, and he's after a scientist who's discoveries could destroy Skynet. But without Kyle Reese to send back to protect the scientist, what will she do when this hulking monstrosity comes for her?
Bag it or board it up? Ever since the T-1000, we've expected bigger and better from the Terminator franchise. We want more advanced robots. We want bigger explosions. We want scarier villains. But, with this new run of comics, we're brought back to the gritty, ground-level terror the original film had. It's just a woman who knows too much, an assassin out to claim a price, and an unstoppable killing machine. It's perfect nostalgia, and does the franchise right.
The Strain: The Fall No. 8
While we wait for this comic to become a show on FX (soon, soon…) we're left with thrilling, macabre tales in pen and ink. This issue we're left with Manhattan fully under the control of "the Master," with long-tongued blood-suckers all about, and our heroes scattered and nearly hopeless. But a discovery in an ancient tome could lead to the destruction of the ancient evils that plague this bloody new world.
Bag it or board it up? These are fun vampire comics that paint there vampires as bloodthirsty, unthinking ghouls. This issue was full of discovery and could be a turning point in the series. It's hard to say how the show will fare because this is a moody, genre-heavy comic. But it's a great read, so enjoy it now and say you liked it before the show (you're so cool)!
The X-Files/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Conspiracy #1
The X-Files and what? The group of investigators known as the Lone Gunman have a clue from the future that the world could be felled by an alien virus soon. So they're on the lookout for anything alien and unnatural. When someone posts a picture of Leonardo on a message board, they ride out to Northampton to find the shelled heroes. There they team up with the turtles to fight off a group of vampires hiding out in the small town.
Bag it or board it up? This is a fun issue, but the plot seems too contrived. I know, I know, it's a story about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who meet up with hoax hunters and kill vampires, but come on! The vampire cult just happens to be in the same town as the turtles? It's a little silly. But, this is a fast-paced, goofy comic and if you like either of the franchises you'll get a chuckle out of this.
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth No. 116
Oh, the problems the world faces in B.P.R.D. Shall we name them? First, the world's been torn apart by giant monsters that emerged from a crack in the earth. Second, society's fallen apart. Third, Manhattan is controlled by someone named The Black Flame, a nine foot tall dude that glows blue and black, burns all around him, and controls the Zinco corporation, leftover villains from the past, and generally acts as a god to New York. Not okay. Our heroes are trying to scrabble together power with resistance fighters, but it's not going well.
Bag it or board it up? This is a great issue of B.P.R.D. The action is tense, the fighting is brief but exciting, and the opening panels of this comic are shocking, terrifying, and sad. It's hard in comics to get the audience to care for the "little people." Too often our interests lie in the superheroes, not the people their building-crushing fights kill. But Mignola and gang can get us to care about anything, really, and when they turn their sights on the people in the middle of the conflict, it's heartbreaking and moving.
It seems as though creepy confections, sinister party favors, and the like are hurtling to an all time high in popularity; for example: Martha Stewart is providing step by step instructions on how to make a variety of disgusting looking but totally edible accouterments. With the extreme success of shows like The Walking Dead, it seems as though a lot of people who were once put off by the macabre are now embracing it. This probably leaves most diehard horror fans indifferent, but the potential plus side to more mainstream attention being paid to the morbid is that there are more ideas floating around sites like Pinterest for creepy hors d'oeuvre and such.
So, if you dig creepy confections, evil entrées, or nasty nibblies, have a look at these outstanding examples below!
These bloody cupcakes from New York’s Magnolia Bakery are a brilliant idea. Creating the translucent look of the glass by taking the caramel off the heat source before it browns is genius. These cupcakes are just as delicious as they are awesome.
These ladyfingers are a literal interpretation of their namesake. As curious as the idea is, they look absolutely delicious. And since the recipe is by Martha Stewart, they are probably perfect in every way.
Source: Martha Stewart
This concept is realistic looking enough that I think I would probably be inclined to eat it with my eyes closed. Nonetheless, it a perfectly brilliant idea. And if you can get past the fact that you are eating a cake in the likeness of a bloody brain, then you will most likely enjoy this creative confection!
The mastermind behind this recipe put a lot of work in to coming up with the perfect process for making an edible severed hand and their hard work has paid off. The resulting entrée is something of bewonderment. I have never really been a meatloaf fan but I can safely say that wouldn’t stop me from giving this awesome creation a shot.
Source: Not Martha
Zombie Pops with Cake Brain
These cake pops are damn cute. Cake on a stick has become so popular that even giant coffee conglomerate Starbucks has taken to carrying it. But you wont find these kick-ass brain cake filled zombie pops at the world’s most notorious coffee dispensary. You can find the recipe below to make your own, though.
Source: Cake Journal
Whether you plan to host a macabre themed cocktail party or just want to stay home alone and drink to forget, here is a great recipe for you. The Eyeball Highball is somewhat out of the ordinary but provides a fun spin on the classic cocktail recipe. This is another Martha Stewart creation so don’t screw it up.
Source: Martha Stewart
If you like your pizza with a bit of evil about it, then The PizzaNomicon will be right up your alley! This masterful creation makes for a perfect meal to serve up alongside an Evil Dead marathon.
Eyeball Jell-O Shots
These Jell-O shots are perfect for the slightly morbid alcohol enthusiast in your life. While these shots are a touch more labor intensive than the standard Jell-O shot, the payoff is more than worth the time investment!
Source: My Science Project
These absolutely spectacular looking red velvet brownies are just as delicious as they are morbid. The red velvet/bloody spin on the standard brownie formula is approximately delicious.
Source: Cupcakes and Cashmere
Teen Wolf's newest supernatural teen is Kira, played by Arden Cho. As we are learning through the season, she is a kitsune, a supernatural fox creature that can absorb and store electricity. This has made her a target for Doug Jones' crazy killer character, and has made her accepted by the werewolves, hunters, and banshees that populate Beacon Hills.
We got Arden in the studio to discuss being the new girl on campus, discovering her new powers, and the romance developing between Kira and Scott.
Teen Wolf airs Monday nights at 10pm on MTV.
This week has proven to be a pretty exciting one for fans of the so-called 'Splat Pack,' which began when Rob Zombie announced that he's tossing his hockey movie on the back-burner in favor of a horror movie, described as being in the same vein as The Devil's Rejects. As if that wasn't awesome enough, we've just gotten word that Eli Roth is already hard at work on another horror film of his own, to follow up this year's release of The Green Inferno.
The Wrap reports that Roth will be directing a horror flick called Knock Knock, which he co-wrote with Aftershock collaborators Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Budgeted at under $10 million, and set to start production this April, the film will center around two young girls who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man, where they proceed to seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life.
In the meantime, The Green Inferno is scheduled to see the light of day on September 5th.
While we wait for both films, here's a picture of Eli Roth sharing a drink with a snake, which should hold you over!
Al this game needs now is a squad of these horrifying bone vehicles patrolling the streets...
One of the most iconic creatures in the history of fictional monsters is no doubt the octopus-like Cthulhu, which was of course the creation of the late H.P. Lovecraft. Fans have for years been using Cthulhu as the basis for all sorts of fun and whacky creations, from perfumes to chess sets, USB plugs to horrifying holiday dinners. Cthulhu is everywhere, it seems, and now he's found himself up on a wall!
As we spotted over on Nerd Approved, this incredible wall lamp was handcrafted by Canadian artist Karl Dupere-Richer, and you might be surprised by the materials he used to bring the sea monster to life. The Cthulhu lamp is comprised entirely of found objects, and chair feet, bike tires, PVC pipes, cans and even a flower pot were all on the ingredients list. Now that's creative. R'lyeh, R'lyeh creative!
Unfortunately, the lamp is not currently for sale. The artist says he's not yet "sufficiently detached" enough from it to consider letting it go. Can ya blame him?!
For geeks like ourselves, 2014 is the year of Godzilla, who once again stomps his way into American cinemas on May 16th. Though it's only three months away, we still haven't gotten an up close and personal look at the rebooted beast, and you'd better believe that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are going to have a whole lot of fun teasing us, in the months and weeks leading up to the release.
Last week we got an idea of the scale of the modern day Godzilla in the form of a new poster (above), and this week kicks off with yet another tease, this time of the auditory variety.
A short video aptly titled 'ROAR' has just made its way onto YouTube, which gives us a small taste at the earth-shattering sounds that the world's most iconic Kaiju will be unleashing, when he makes his long-awaited return to theaters. Turn up your volume and click the play button below to listen, and give the awesome teaser trailer another watch, while you're at it!
This one is kind of a gut punch: actor/writer/director Harold Ramis is dead at age 69.
Probably best known for his role in Ghostbusters, Ramis had a long career in comedy as a writer, director, producer, and actor, including classics like Animal House, Caddyshack, Back to School, and Groundhog Day. But to me, he will always be Dr. Egon Spengler, the "nerdy" Ghostbuster. I watched the Ghostbusters movies - and the animated series - obsessively in my youth. Maybe because I am nerd, but I always felt a kinship with Egon.
Ramis died on Monday of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition he battled for several years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren.
No word on what this means for the long-rumored Ghostbusters III, but I can't imagine it could slow the process any more.
"Do, ray, Egon!"
It's often said that movie poster art is dead, but as last year's book Alternative Movie Posters showed us, that statement quite frankly couldn't be further from the truth. While it is true that movie studios are for the most part no longer interested in plastering incredible pieces of art on the theatrical posters and home video boxes of their releases, there are nevertheless countless independent artists who are keeping the art of poster art alive and well, and Trevor Dunt is one of those artists.
The Delaware-based artist actually had two pieces of poster art featured in Alternative Movie Posters, and his speciality is digitally created artwork that evokes the spirit and feeling of vintage graphic design. Oftentimes weathered and aged, Dunt's posters for films like The Exorcist, Alien and Halloween look like pieces of art you'd find up in the attic of an old home, and he's also given the retro style treatment to more modern day flicks such as House of the Devil and Planet Terror.
Check out a handful of the retro-inspired designs below and see more, as well as purchase prints, over on Trevor Dunt's website!
In this exclusive clip from Repentance, Forest Whitaker shows Anthony Mackie why he should never reject the kind offer of a drink. Repentance, directed by Philippe Caland, opens in theaters February 28th.
Official synopsis: Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.
I'm typically not into big budget blockbusters, but holy shit am I excited about Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, which is fast approaching. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), the film is primed and ready to wash the bad taste of 1998'slackluster effort out of all of our mouths, and at long last give us the Godzilla flick that we deserve, and that we've been patiently waiting for.
A few months after the excitement began with a teaser trailer, and a mere 24 hours after we heard his roar, the full official trailer for Godzilla 2014 has arrived, and it's home to a whole lot of brand new footage that wasn't previously seen in the teaser. Though it still doesn't provide a full look at the titular beast, I can nevertheless promise you it's the most awesome thing you'll see all week.
If you weren't yet head over heels excited about the movie, prepare for that to change.
Check out the epic trailer below, and look for Godzilla in theaters on May 16th!
Oh come on, once wasn't enough. Click play and watch it again. Go ahead. You deserve it.