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- 03/18/14--15:00: TV Recap: 'Teen Wolf' Episode 323 - 'Insatiable'
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- 03/19/14--09:00: TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 610 - 'What a Dahl'
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- 03/19/14--15:00: TV Recap: 'Supernatural' Episode 916 - 'Blade Runners'
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On the outside, Poland's Kaplica Czaszek chapel is totally unassuming, and it's likely that you'd pass it by without doing any sort of double take. But Kaplica Czaszek translates to Skull Chapel, a fitting name for the macabre sights that await inside...
Skull Chapel was built between 1776 and 1804 by local parish priest Wacław Tomaszek, intending for it to be a mass grave for those who lost their lives in battle. After collecting the bones of casualties from the Thirty Years War and the three Silesian Wars, along with those who died from things like cholera and hunger, Tomaszek and his partners literally used them to build the inner walls and structures of the macabre chapel, which is filled out with three thousand skulls, and the bones of 21,000 others. Yes. 21,000.
When Tomaszek passed away in 1804, his own skull was placed on an altar inside the chapel, forever becoming a part of his macabre creation. Not surprisingly, it's the only chapel of its kind in Poland, though there are others like it throughout Europe.
Check out more pictures of the inside of Skull Chapel below, which come our way courtesy of Lost at E Minor!
Over in Korea, a plastic surgeon was recently fined for building towers of real human jawbones. Click the link to check out his disturbing creations!
Teen Wolf Episode 323
Written By: Jeff Davis
Directed By: Tim Andrew
Original Airdate: 17 March 2014
In This Episode…
Deaton forcefully removes the demon flies from Isaac and the twins, while Scott heads up the “is it Stiles or is it not?” brigade. Noshiko is there with her oni footmen. They inspect Stiles, then disappear. This Stiles is more Stiles than nogitsune. So now the search begins for nogitsune-Stiles, and Lydia.
The sheriff is relieved to see Stiles and Scott come to the station, but that relief is short-lived, because there is still an evil clone out there. Stiles makes a link in his brain. He remembers Meredith from Echo House and thinks she is the key to finding Lydia. Though no one draws the conclusion that Meredith is also a banshee, it seems fairly obvious from the start. Anyway, the sheriff goes to Echo House and finds out that Meredith had been put in what amounts to solitary confinement because she wouldn’t stop screaming. When they get down there, they find the orderly knocked out with sedatives and Meredith gone. So now there are two banshees they need to find.
Allison and Isaac find Lydia’s car and search it for clues. She remembers their breathe-on-the-glass-to-reveal-a-message trick and finds one from Lydia: “Don’t find me.” Meanwhile, Danny of all people finds Meredith, albeit unintentionally. In Coach’s class, Danny realizes they have an uninvited visitor: Meredith. The orderlies are on their way, but Kira begs Coach not to let them take her. Luckily Meredith is a wily one, so when the orderlies arrive, she has escaped from Coach’s office, and made her way into the music room. Her head is in the piano, flicking the strings and desperately trying to listen to what “they” have to say. She can hear them but she can’t understand them. The head orderly, a creepy sonofabitch, finds her and threatens her with a taser. She begs for a few more minutes, but the orderly is not feeling lenient. Coach saves the day, coming and tasing the orderly while Scott and Stiles get Meredith out of the school. Coach has history with the orderly, who teased him mercilessly. Coach is only too happy to return the “favor.” So Scott and Stiles put Meredith in the back of his Jeep and ask where Lydia is. “Who’s Lydia?” Good job guys. They take her back to Scott’s house, and Stiles and Isaac take her upstairs while Scott’s dad needs to talk to him. (We’ll get to that in a minute.) It is around this point that Isaac figures out that Meredith is likely a banshee. When she asks if someone is going to answer the non-ringing phone, Stiles plays along and tells her the phone call is for her. Meredith takes the call and says something in French. Scott, now there, recognizes it (from the story that Noshiko told about her time in the internment camp) and knows where Lydia is. Oak Creek.
Nogitsune-Stiles has Lydia at Oak Creek, but he is tormenting her, not actually hurting her. He wants to “feed on what she feels.” She promises that they are coming to save her, to kill him, and that is what nogitsune-Stiles is counting on. He is keeping her close so he will know when “they” are close.
Isaac, Scott and Stiles arrive. Stiles is not in good shape - clearly, he is dying. He and Scott head into the building to find Lydia. Kira is there to confront her mom, who is there with the oni. Previously, Noshiko had been teaching Kira how to play Go, insisting that if Stiles was playing it with the nogitsune, it was important for her to understand. So she played as Stiles, and mom played as the nogitsune. But her dad recognized the “nogitsune’s” style as her mothers. “Are you sure who you were playing against?” So Kira confronts her mom about that, but we don’t get anything more because fighting breaks out.
Allison arrives from important daddy-daughter time. He wants her to “graduate” and make her own silver bullets with the Argent symbol. Allison is touched, but she wants to use her own molds. A crossbow is her weapon of choice, so an arrowhead is what she once to mold. Daddy is so proud. So Allison arrives with her super-special new silver arrows. And the fighting begins.
The oni bail out early and magically appear in the small cell he is holding Lydia in. They must be very close for this to work: he snaps the kitsune tail he stole from Noshiko, and he and the oni disappear. Outside, the fly in Noshiko’s hand turns to ash and Isaac asks what that means. Nogitsue-Stiles appears, backed up by the oni. “It means there has been a change in leadership.” The oni are on nogitsune-Stiles’ side now. The fighting goes crazy, with all attention turned toward the oni.
Scott and Stiles find Lydia and let her out. She is furious that they are there - “didn’t you get my message?” - and demands to know who else is with them. Scott rushes back out to join the fight, but Stiles is in bad shape and stumbles. Lydia stays back to help him.
Outside, the battle is nuts. Noshiko just stands back and watch, insisting that there is no way to stop the nogitsune without killing it. Kira just thinks mom is avoiding the inevitable; if there is a way, it means that Noshiko could have stopped the nogitsune and saved Reese. Allison land a true shot with her silver arrow, and the oni explodes in a flash of green light. This shocks everyone, but none more than the nogitsune. But Allison turns around - and is impaled through on an oni’s blade. The nogitsune slinks off with his remaining oni. Lydia screams for her best friend. And Scott cradles her in his arms, with Allison comforting him as much as he comforts her. “It’s ok. It’s perfect. I am in the arms of my first love, the person I will always love. I love you.” And with that… she is dead. For real. Dead.
A few other things happened this episode that I should mention. McCall finally tells Scott that, the night before he left, he and Melissa were having a fight, and young Scott came out of his room. McCall grabbed him, and he slipped and tumbled down the stairs. He was out for about 20 seconds, and had no memories of what happened. McCall left the next day, and hasn’t had a drink since. Scott is unimpressed and unmoved by his tale. I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were. That can’t be the whole story.
Also, the twins are trying to track Lydia when someone opens fire on them. The rounds are stuffed full of wolfsbane, so the twins have been poisoned. Derek finds them and hides them in the coyote den while he… I don’t know, goes for help? What purpose does Derek serve anymore?
Dig It or Bury It?
Daaaaaammmn. So tonight, in the span of four hours, I watched Bates Motel, The Following, and Teen Wolf. Add that to last night’s viewing of The Walking Dead and I am fucking tapped. This has been the most exhausting week of television - and it is only Monday! I almost feel like, by the time I got to Teen Wolf, I had nothing left. I couldn’t even work up any emotion for Allison’s death. And why Allison? Why not one of the twins? We have a spare. Or Derek? He has been essentially useless this season.
But aside from that… what was up with the twins getting attacked in the forest? That came out of nowhere, had nothing to do with our nogitsune problem, and seemed pointless. But you know what? I bet Kate isn’t really dead - and that was her trying to kill the twins. Allison was haunted by visions of Kate at the beginning of this season (or the back half of this season, whatever), and she is hosting the after show. Plus, now the show is down to zero Argent women.
And I am waiting for them to reveal that deputy Parrish is someone evil. Because we spent like a full two minutes on him this week, learning that he transferred here, blah blah blah. There has to be a reason behind it. Plus, he looks kinda creepy in that clean-cut way.
The season finale. Allison is dead. Can Stiles be saved?
Face Off Episode 610
“What a Dahl”
Original Airdate: 18 March 2014
In This Episode…
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the contestants are each given a briefly described but never seen creature that lives in a jungle, preying on Oompa Loompas. Dahl’s daughter, Lucy Dahl, is the guest judge.
Graham created a Snozzwanger with an elephant nose, monster mouth, and eyes that pop through the top of his hat. It carried Oompa skulls on his belt and snozzberries to use as bait. Lucy said it was “almost freaky how you channeled my dad,” and thought he knocked it out of the park. Glenn said they made the right decision to save him the other week. Ve found it scary and bizarre, like a child’s nightmare.
Chloe had Vermicious Knid, and she had lots of problems along the way. She couldn’t finish her mold in time, so she had to run her cowl in poly foam, but that didn’t set up right, so she had to ditch the cowl all together. Her creature was supposed to resemble a venus flytrap, but it me it just looked like an angry, monstrous watermelon vagina. Neville felt bad, because he knew she was better than what they saw here, and knows the pain of having every step fail you. Glenn said that better highlights and shadows in the face sculpt could have helped, but it was all hidden behind moss.
Tyler made a Whangdoodle, which he imagined as an earthworm/cockroach creature that lives under the earth and springs up to eat Oompas. His creation is springy and bouncy and made me giggle. Glenn thought it was very successful, with a color that denotes evil, but a presence that acts playful. Neville thought it was just a very complete character. Lucy said that her dad would have loved this, and looks exactly like a monster from Oompa Land.
Niko made a Hornswoggler, and intended to make it look cute until an Oompa got close - then it would become a monster. He decided on a full body suit, which was a mistake - he bit off way more than he could chew and ended up doing nothing with the chest or torso, and the face sculpt was sloppy. Ve thought he wasted time on the the body for no reason, and really had a time management issue. Neville was disappointed that there was so little here with the chest. Glenn thought that the goofy, static gaze that the creature wore made it look like “the Oompa Loompas would have beaten him.” On top of that, the paint job looked like “Easter egg dying that went awry.”
Tyler wins, and Chloe goes home.
Dig It or Bury It?
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this challenge. Initially, it sounded kind of meh. I never read Roald Dahl’s books as a kid, so I didn’t have any exposure outside of Willy Wonka. But the creations were fun and silly (well, the good ones were). When Tyler’s springy creation was up, I actually giggled out loud. I found that there was a smile on my face after Daran’s (which was one of my favorites) and Graham’s creations took the stage.
While most websites compile lists of the top places for you to go on vacation, the good people over on Thrillist just whipped up a list that's quite the opposite, and which caught our interest here on FEARNET. We all know that places like Hawaii and Paris make for excellent vacation spots, but what about the places that we oughta stay away from? What are the most downright dangerous countries in the world? Now that's a list we should all be made aware of.
Mexico kicks off the site's list with a reported 1,583 kidnappings last year alone - they note, however, that as many as 99% of kidnappings go unreported. KIdnappings are most common in the border cities of Mexico, and though the drug cartels typically leave tourists alone, you've gotta keep a close eye on random street thugs and rogue cab drivers, who may be after what's in your bank account.
Other kidnap-heavy locals include India, Venezuela and Brazil, which all share the statistic of having thousands of reported kidnappings in 2012. Venezuela may be the most dangerous tourist destination of all, boasting one of the highest murder rates in the world, with many residents using ransom-based kidnapping as their primary source of income. Over in Haiti, a recent US travel advisory warned that "No one is safe from kidnapping," as the country is home to several widespread kidnapping rings.
To see the full list of places you should stay away from, be sure to head over to Thrillist.
On a related note, check out our list of five horrifying horror movie abductions!
Blu Gilliand is a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction. He covers horror fiction at his blog, October Country, and contributes interviews to the Horror World website. Follow him on Twitter at @BluGilliand.
Google's Maps application is one of the most incredible services on the internet, allowing you to virtually visit any location in the world, thanks to the power of high-resolution satellite images. So advanced is the technology that you can even see your neighborhood, or any other, from a 'Street View' rather than merely an aerial one, providing you with full panoramic views of the entire world.
As we spotted over on UK's Daily Mail, brilliant Swedish developer Einar Oberg has figured out a way to hack the Google Maps software, and his 'Urban Street View' modification allows you to not just visit any location in the world, but also see what it would look like if the world went to shit. Just like Google Maps, you simply type an address into the search bar and you're magically transported to your desired location, with has been automatically converted to a desolate wasteland - overrun not by zombies, but by overgrown and untamed plant life.
Head over to Urban Jungle Street View to play around with the fun service, and be sure to let us know what you think.
Check out artist Lori Nix's miniature dioramas, which also depict the world after the impending apocalypse!
Supernatural Episode 916
Written By: Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming
Directed By: Serge Ladouceur
Original Airdate: 18 March 2014
In This Episode…
Dean has been trying to get Crowley on the phone for weeks, with no luck, and he is getting damned frustrated. Crowley has been living the rockstar life, holed up in the suite of a fancy hotel with a sexy young minion named Lola, who responds to his every whim (which, it turns out, is mostly sex, pizza and human blood). Maybe it is more accurate to say that Crowley is living the rockstar junkie life - he is a blood addict, shooting it up like heroin. (Exactly like heroin - The Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” plays in the background.) Anyway, his “donor” is almost empty so he sends Lola out for more. Instead, she stops to pass off intel to Abaddon. She knows nothing except the Winchesters keep leaving voice mails for Crowley about “the first blade.” When she returns to Crowley with bags of blood, he is watching an old movie on TV - and crying. But Crowley is annoyed with her - he knows she was reporting to Abaddon behind his back. He claims he could have helped her, but she laughs at him (he has gotten pretty pathetic) so he kills her. He shoots up the blood she brought him, then sees the bodies around him, catches sight of his pathetic visage in the mirror, and is on the verge of tears. He needs help.
The Winchesters, desperate for information, paint a demon trap in the middle of nowhere and call for one. Snookie shows up. (So I guess the mystical “Snookie” promos aired ahead of the wrong episode.) Apparently she is a demon, and she is going by Nicole now. Maybe this would have been more amusing had I more knowledge or interest in The Jersey Shore. As I imagine is always the case with Snookie, she has no information to offer on Crowley. Last she heard, he was over the Pacific Ocean, but hell is getting crazy and even the loyalists are ready to side with Abaddon. Sam banishes her back to hell (or wherever aging reality stars go to die) and they return to the bunker. Sam thinks Crowley may have double-crossed them, even though the blade is useless without Dean’s mark. Crowley is only of use to them until they have the blade. Crowley finally calls - and he is calling for help.
Sam and Dean find Crowley living in the ruins of his addiction. They cuff him to a chair and Crowley gets belligerent - “Is this an intervention?” Damn straight it is, and they are going to make Crowley kick the blood habit cold turkey. He is returned to his warded “closet” in the bunker, and Sam interrogates him. He has no sympathy, even though Crowley is right that being force-fed Sam’s blood means that at least half the blame falls on the Winchesters. Anyway, Crowley admits that he doesn’t know whether or not he told Lola anything about the first blade. He tracked it to the Marianas Trench, where it was scooped up by a submarine and changed hands a half-dozen times before he lost track of it.
The guys arrange a meet with an antiquities dealer who was the last person to have the blade. Sam and Dean question him as FBI but get nowhere, so Crowley, a few yards away, turns to smoke, possesses the guy’s body for a minute, then returns to his own. The blade is at the National Institute of Antiquities.
Abaddon’s demons beat them to it. They enter the Institute as black smoke, possess the guards, and open up the vault. A research assistant walks in, the very definition of “wrong place, wrong time” and all three end up dead. When Dean and Sam show up to investigate, the curator admits that the vault has been empty for weeks. They did have the first blade, and while carbon dating placed it to biblical times, the authentication process was unreliable, so she - discretely - sold it to a private buyer who insisted on anonymity. Luckily the curator is a cougar with an eye on Dean, so she gives up the only thing she knows about him: his name is Magnus.
The boys recognize the name Albert Magnus as the pseudonym the Men of Letters would use, so it is back to the bunker for them. Crowley agrees to help if he is allowed up in the living quarters and given scotch. He tells them that there was a rumor that a “rogue member” was tossed out, so his name would not appear on the last roster of active members. Dean finds a box labeled in Latin, translated to mean “dishonored and forgotten.” Bingo. Inside they find a file for Cuthbert Sinclair, “master of spells.” He designed most of the warding that keeps the bunker safe, but he got crazier and more eccentric, with his proposed projects being summarily rejected. He was kicked out in 1956, just before the Men of Letters massacre of 1957. Crowley admits that he did his damnedest to find this guy, to no avail.
Crowley leads the boys to an empty field in the middle of nowhere, the last place his men were able to track Sinclair / Magnus. Even now, if he is here, he is warded out the ass - Crowley can’t feel him there. The Winchesters figure they are probably being watched, so they announce their pedigree and wait. A smoky portal of fire appears, and the boys step in…
…and out into the hallway of a well-appointed mansion, where they are attacked by a pair of vampires. They wipe them out easily, and a voice tells them “Bravo.” The boys continue into the mansion and find Cuthbert Sinclair, now going under the name Magnus. Magnus hasn’t aged a day - “there is a spell for damn near everything.” He also brags that they are in the midst of the great collection os supernatural oddities, antiques, and ephemera in the world - including a zoo full of supernatural monsters. He is surprised that the boys are actually hunters, not official, indoctrinated Men of Letters - apparently the Men were snobs and would laugh at mere hunters continuing their work. Magnus has a chip on his shoulder - he wanted to rid the world of monsters, but the Men insisted they were just there to “study” and not interrupt the balance.
Once Dean shows off his mark of Cain - and Magnus is suitably impressed - he reveals he does have the first blade. Then he puffs Sam out of the room with a spell, explaining that he has separated the ordinary from the extraordinary. Living alone for nearly 60 years has clearly driven Magnus crazy (not that it was a long trip) and tells Dean that he wants him to be part of his permanent collection. Dean is ready to fight his way out, but there are no doors or windows in this mansion. The only way in or out is via spell. He wants Dean to “fire up” the blade and puts it in his hand. The mark glows and Dean is filled with trembling power - then drops it. Apparently handling the blade is one of those things that comes with practice. He casts a spell on Dean that, over time, will weaken him to the point where he will do anything Magnus tells him to do - including turning over the mark. (You’d think that with all the magic in his hands, Magnus could speed up the process a bit.)
Sam has been dropped back at the car with Crowley, and starts going through the file box he brought with them, looking for clues on how to get into the mansion. He finds the spell - Sinclair / Magnus wanted to ward the bunker with this same spell. He sends Crowley off to procure the ingredients for this spell, then casts it. A smoky vortex appears, and both Sam and Crowley are able to step through.
Inside the mansion, Sam pounces on Magnus and demands to be taken to his brother. He is, but it is quickly revealed that the person he has his knife to is a shapeshifter. Sam kills him, but Magnus is one step ahead, and soon has Sam tied up across the room from Dean. Magnus promises to torture Sam (rather than just kill him outright) but Magnus doesn’t realize that Crowley got into the mansion, too. He unties Dean, and by the time Magnus notices this, Dean has already gotten the first blade and beheads him in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, he seems to be hypnotized by the blade, and it takes much yelling and pleading from Sam for him to drop it.
Free from the mansion, the guys head back to the car - to discover it has been raided by demons. Dean is beside himself when he sees that they keyed his “baby.” The message is in Enochian, and meant for Crowley: “Be afraid. Your queen.” Sam points out that Crowley was only useful until they had the blade. Well, they have the blade. Crowley doesn’t take to kindly to this backstabbing and takes the blade. Now that Dean is a “killing machine,” Crowley will hold onto it until they can find Abaddon. Sure, the blade is useless without the mark, so it has no power in Crowley’s hands - but this way he can keep the power out of Winchester hands.
Dig It or Bury It?
Did anyone else get a Cabin in the Woods vibe off this episode? The mysterious, hidden “cabin” (well, mansion) and the supernatural zoo? The moment Magnus mentioned the words “supernatural zoo,” that is immediately where my mind went. I wanted to see this zoo, but at the same time, I’m glad they didn’t show it because then I would just be comparing it in coolness to Cabin in the Woods.
As much as he doesn’t want to admit it, I think Dean has a soft spot for Crowley. They have worked together an awful lot this season, and frankly, King of Hell or not, Crowley seems to be a very good guy to have as a frenemy.
The show really brought the humor this week. I like that Crowley drunk-dialed Dean. But my favorite was that, when Dean calls Crowley, the caller ID says “Not Moose.”
Family secrets are revealed as Sam and Dean’s feud reaches the boiling point.
It was on April 26th of 1986 that a reactor at Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, killing 31 people and costing 18 billion Russian rubles. Dangerous levels of radiation were released into the atmosphere, and though the disaster was largely contained, the aftermath of the meltdown is still being felt, with both humans and the area at large being affected to this very day.
As reported by Smithsonian, the environment surrounding the deactivated power plant is still extremely dangerous and unfit for living, with trees going slower than normal, birds having smaller brains than they should and a serious lack of spiders and other insects in the area. Game animals such as wild boar that have been caught outside of the exclusion zone have even been found to have dangerous levels of radiation inside of them, which just goes to show how massive the scope of the disaster still continues to be.
According to a new study, decomposers like fungi have also suffered from the contamination, and as a result, the natural process of decay is not occuring in the area. Authors of the study believe that this disruption of the basic process could have compounding effects for the entire ecosystem, and they've noted that trees surrounding the power plant still show no signs of decay, despite dying off and falling down shortly after the disaster.
In an effort to see just how much the lingering radiation is affecting the ecosystem at large, biologists hung hundreds of bags of uncontaminated leaves in different areas of the exclusion zone, leaving them untouched for an entire year. When they returned to the area, they found that while the leaves in areas with no radiation had completely decayed, the leaves in high radiation areas looked pretty similar to the way they did one year prior. Biologist Timothy Mousseau (above) is worried that the high density of leaves in the area makes it a breeding ground for a devastating forest fire, which could spread the radioactive contaminants to areas far outside the exclusion zone.
A frightening thought, isn't it?
So you've watched the Godzilla 2014 trailer a couple dozen times and you bought yourself a fire-breathing Godzilla lamp and 3-foot long Godzilla toy... what more could you possibly do, to get yourself in the proper mood for the big green guy's return to theaters? Well, I can't think of a better way to do so than by going on your own building-stomping rampage, which you can now do, thanks this nifty pair of Godzilla slippers.
One size fits all, up to a men's shoe size of 11, these reptilian slippers turn your ordinary human feet into Godzilla's hulking monster feet, and feature a plushy exterior and soft-lined interior. Your action figures are guaranteed to run away in fear when you enter your bedroom wearing these bad boys, and your Matchbox cars had better pedal to the metal and burn rubber. Destroying things has never been so comfortable!
If Abe Lincoln can fight vampires, I see no reason why Marilyn Monroe can't tussle with zombies, and apparently neither does filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill.
A sequel to his upcoming zombie period feature Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead, Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter is set to be directed by Churchill from a script he co-wrote with Joe Knetter, and will star model, actress and scream queen Sarah French (pictured) as the iconic blonde bomb-shell turned zombie slayer. David M. Parks will produce.
Principal photography is slated to take place in Hollywood, CA, New York state and Washington DC later this year under the Church Hill Productions/Apothecary Entertainment banner.
“After writing Lazarus:Day of the Living Dead,” Churchill told us of his inspiration for Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter, “the concept of this incredible Hollywood icon as a cool samurai sword using, kick-ass assassin that would get summoned by our President to be humanities' last hope against zombie domination just toyed with me, and I needed to get it out of my head, onto paper and on the screen.”
“The film is going to be a straight-up horror-thriller,” he expounded, “with no room for cheese. Horror fans and Marilyn fans will be proud of the vision I have in store.”
Here's the official synopsis:
'1960. Beauty Queen. Movie Legend. The world is obsessed with her, with her films and her personal life. But, what they didn’t know was that she was protecting us. Her late night trips to the White House were just the beginning of what the world believed was a scandal. A mutated strain of the Bubonic plague has returned with a vengeance, taking human lives and re-animating the dead who have returned to the world with the intention to feast. When keeping this world threat out of the headlines, President Kennedy summons the best fighter and tracker he knows to help him extinguished the undead that have returned. Being a Hollywood movie star was her job, zombie hunter was her skill.'
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As for Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead, the feature is set for VOD, DVD and BluRay release this coming November via Origin Releasing.
Perfectly timed with this week's news that Sony's Ghostbusters reboot is gearing up to start production next year, unfortunately without Ivan Reitman in the director's chair (looks like the makers of The Lego Movie are taking over), Diamond Select Toys is getting ready to unleash their massive Ghostbusters bank, which depicts everyone's favorite city-destroying marshmallow man; Stay Puft.
Conjured up by Dan Aykroyd's Ray Stantz in the original film, the cute and fluffy physical manifestation of Sumerian demon Gozer has gone on to become one of the most iconic aspects of the Ghostbusters universe, and Diamond Select Toys brings Stay Puft to life in the form of this super-sized bank, which is double the size of a bank they had previously released. Measuring 24" tall, the vinyl bank is both imposing and adorable - just like the real Stay Puft - and it holds four times the amount of change the 12" bank did, for optimal saving.
The Stay Puft bank is scheduled to begin shipping next week, and you can pre-order yours today over on Amok Time, for $109.99.
Pictured up above is a Leatherback sea turtle, which is the largest of all living turtles and the fourth largest modern reptile of them all. These bad boys can grow up to 7-feet long and weigh as much as 1,500 pounds... but it's not their size you should be afraid of.
What you're about to see is an image of the inside of a Leatherback's mouth, which is hands down the most horrifying oral cavity of any creature on this planet we call Earth. You have been warned...
Yep. That's what the cute and innocent looking turtle at the top of this post is hiding within its beak, and we must thank Oddity Central for forever shattering our belief that turtles are totally harmless. Those razor sharp teeth, called 'papillae,' line the Leatherback's mouth and esophagus and continue all the way down to its gut, ensuring that nothing that goes into the turtle's mouth ever finds its way out.
Have no fear, however, because Leatherbacks don't have much interest in feasting on us humans. Their diet consists mostly of jellyfish, and they've been known to consume about 73% of their own body weight in a single day - now that's a whole lot of jellyfish!
Why the hell are their mouths filled with so many teeth, you might be wondering? Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth, and escaping their horrifying demise. A true death trap, in every sense of the term.
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Armed with a TV-MA rating, AMC's mega-popular adaptation of The Walking Dead is one of the most downright violent and gory programs to ever air on television, loaded up on an almost weekly basis with beheadings, gut-munchings and skull-crushings. Not surprisingly, the Parents Television Council has been outraged by the show's graphic depiction of gruesome violence in the past, and it was their protests that led to the show's original TV-14 rating becoming the more appropriate TV-MA.
What would The Walking Dead be like, if all the blood and guts were taken away, rather than the rating being adjusted? Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, we're about to find out.
The site reports that the Fox-owned syndication channel MyNetworkTV has just picked up exclusive broadcast rights to re-air episodes of The Walking Dead, which will mark the very first time the show has been seen on broadcast television. Naturally, given the restrictions of broadcast vs. cable, the episodes will be heavily edited down for the channel's replays, with much of the carnage being completely removed, to meet the standards of the watered down TV-14 rating.
Starting this fall, the channel will run two edited episodes of The Walking Dead per week, which is going to be quite interesting, to say the very least!