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In the Evil Dead franchise, the Book of the Dead - also known as the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis - is quite literally a book bound in human flesh, and inked in human blood. Though inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, the frightening truth is that books made of human flesh are more than mere fiction, and many of them are housed in places you'd never expect...
As reported by publishing website Galley Cat, three real-life Necronomicons were discovered in Harvard University's library several years back, their covers wrapped in dry, crackling human flesh. The practice is called Anthropodermic bibliopegy and was pretty common back in the 17th century, with many anatomy texts from the period wrapped in the skin of dissected cadavers.
The three books in Harvard's macabre collection range from a book of Roman poetry to a book on French philosophy, with the other book - a treatise on medieval Spanish law - bound in the remains of a man who was flayed alive.
Similar books can be found at Rhode Island's Brown University and the University of Georgia, and inscriptions on the inside typically indicate the horrifying truths behind their creation.
Many believe that the real Necronomicon is being hidden at a New England college. Read all about it!
At Friday night's PaleyFest, Ryan Murphy and the cast of last season's American Horror Story: Coven chatted about the recently-wrapped season. But you watched Coven; you want to know about Freak Show, the next season of FX's anthology series.
The biggest news was that a new actor was joining the fold. Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) will be the male lead of Freak Show. We have heard hints and snippets about what season four will hold, but now we have a (slightly) more definitive idea. Jessica Lange stars as a German ex-pat who manages one of the last remaining freak shows in Jupiter, Florida in 1950. I have to imagine that this season will, at least partly, be inspired by Gibsonton, Florida, a popular destination for circus performers during the off season. Chiklis will play the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character, and father to Evan Peters' character - both actors will return for their second and fourth seasons, respectively. Bates and Peters, along with returning actors Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy, will play circus performers who were "saved" by Lange. Gabourey Sidibe and Jamie Brewer will also return to the series "in some capacity." Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return. Ryan Murphy also promised that some actors from the first two seasons, Murder House and Asylum will return.
American Horror Story: Freak Show will shoot in New Orleans, and is scheduled to premiere on FX this October.
Hannibal Episode 205
Written By: Ayanna A. Floyd and Steve Lightfoot & Bryan Fuller
Directed By: Michael Rymer
Original Airdate: 28 March 2014
In This Episode…
Freddie responds to an anonymous tip, sending her to the observatory. She enters with a gun, but soon exchanges it for a camera. She snaps away before calling the authorities. When Jack arrives, she suggests someone else enter - it’s one of his own. (Yes, we all know where this is going.) Jack goes in and breaks down when he sees Beverly. Sliced into Beverly-sashimi, sealed between sheets of plexiglass like forensic slides. He and Alana deliver the news to Will, who looks numb upon hearing the news. “I want to see her.”
This is not just a typical field trip. Much like Hannibal in Silence of the Lambs, Will Graham is strapped into several straightjackets, with a plastic mask placed over his mouth so he can’t bite. Then he is loaded onto a dolly and wheeled into a van. At the scene, Jack instructs the investigators to leave them alone. He unstraps Will while holding a gun to him - but it’s not necessary. Will isn’t going anywhere. Jack leaves him alone and Will tries to do his “killer’s headspace” thing, but it doesn’t work. Beverly appears to him and reminds him to just “interpret the evidence.” So he does. The pieces of Beverly stack back together and Will floats around her, almost lovingly, before getting behind her and strangling her, looking her int he eye. “We know each other.” Will sees the killer freezing her, “preserving shape and form so I can more cleanly dismantle her.” She is dismantled piece by piece, like Beverly would do to a crime scene. Unable to see what the killer took from her, Will returns to the here and now. Jack is back, and Will half-blames him for not being in his office when he told Beverly to find him. “It’s the Chesapeake Ripper and the copycat,” Will asserts. “Same person, two masks.” She was looking for a connection between the two, and clearly she found something. He asserts that it was the Ripper she found last night. Jack asks who it is. Will knows, but won’t say. “Beverly made her connection to the Ripper; you have to make your own.” Frustrated, Jack blurts out, “Then why did I bring you here?” “To say goodbye,” Will says simply. Jack has clearly forgotten that Will is human. Back at the lab, with Beverly’s pieces spread out, Jimmy and Brian discover a major piece of evidence - or lack thereof. Beverly’s kidneys are missing, replaced with the kidneys of the Muralist. When they find her kidneys, they will find her murderer. Hannibal is, of course, cooking her kidneys and places them into a little tartlet that looks eerily enough like the mask that Will wore on his little excursion.
Will is upset that Chilton spoke to Hannibal about his treatment. He appeals to Chilton’s narcissistic side, suggesting that he could be the one who captures the Ripper. He wants to talk to Abel Gideon. Chilton agrees and transfers Gideon to this hospital, placing him in the “therapy” cell beside Will. Will wants Gideon to admit he knows who the Ripper is, and tells him it was Hannibal who sent Will to kill him. “He is the devil. He is smoke,” says Gideon. “If you never catch the Ripper he won’t be caught. If you want him, you will have to kill him.” Will’s only response: “Fair enough.” Hannibal is curious to know why Chilton would transfer the man who disemboweled him back to his prison. Chilton’s lame excuse is that he thought he would be “useful” in Will’s therapy. Since Chilton “vandalized” his patient, Hannibal wants to analyze Gideon. Gideon has never met Hannibal, but knows him by reputation. He is rather impressed with Dr. Lecter: Chilton wants to be like him; Will has a bone to pick with him. When Hannibal leaves the hospital, Freddie snaps pictures of him. He chastises her, but she is there at Will’s request. Freddie is not happy to meet with Will in the privacy room. She warms to him when she hears what he wants: to open a line of communication to the killer of the bailiff and judge. In return, she wants exclusive rights to Will’s story. They both agree.
Sure enough, the ploy works, and the orderly opens up to Will after reading his interview. (This is no surprise; it was revealed in the trailer.) “People don’t understand us, but we understand each other.” He admits that he killed the bailiff, but it was someone else entirely who killed the judge. Will needs a favor, one that the orderly is happy to fulfill: “Kill Hannibal Lecter.” Alana visits him later, surprised and concerned that he gave Freddie the interview. Will believes that Beverly died because of him, and Alana puts the pieces together. “What have you done?” “What I had to do.” As Alana leaves, she sees that Gideon is in the facility and goes to speak to him. Alana tells him that Will isn’t the Ripper, to which Gideon responds, “Not yet.”Alana is alarmed, and Gideon offers her a chance to save Will from himself. (Always riddles, this guy.) “When Will’s rage passes, he will either be a killer or not.” Gideon over heard Will’s lethal request, and Alana knows what is going on. She rushes to Jack, who puts a trace out on his cell phone.
Hannibal is swimming laps when the orderly shows up. He shoots Hannibal with a tranquilizer and he sinks to the bottom of the pool. The orderly doesn’t let him drown; instead he takes him into a back room, crucifies him, then balances him precariously atop a very wobbly bucket. A noose is around his neck, and he is bleeding profusely. Essentially this one position promises lots of ways for Hannibal to die. He can bleed to death slowly, or “kick the bucket” and get it over with. Hannibal defends Will, insists he is not a murderer. “He is now. By proxy.” Hannibal is surprised that Will asked him to do this. The orderly asks him point-blank if he is the Chesapeake Ripper. According to the dilation of Hannibal’s eyes, he is. The orderly starts to daydream about what the press will call him, but then thinks that, after Hannibal is dead, he will take credit for the kills, take credit for being the Ripper. Jack arrives and warns the orderly away from Hannibal. Hannibal yells, “He’s got a gun!” Jack shoots him, but it is not a kill shot. Before the orderly dies, he kicks the bucket out from beneath Will. Jack rushes forward and catches Hannibal before he can hang himself.
Dig It or Bury It?
I’m almost tired of heaping so much praise onto Hannibal. Tonight’s episode was another stand-out. Beverly’s death - or rather, display - was magnificent. I loved that the dripping as her body defrosted became a recurring theme throughout the episode, both visually and, more importantly, audibly. Will’s “ode” to Silence of the Lambs, with him in the straightjacket and the mask, was fun, but seemed a little unnecessary. Handcuffs weren’t enough?
I always thought that Gideon died last season. When he came back, I assumed it was just in Will’s mind. But then when other, assumably saner, people also started talking with him - and Alana’s mention of his non-critical injuries - cleared that up.
I also thought it was interesting that tonight was the only time we ever saw Hannibal as vulnerable and weak. And he was so easily overtaken, which is stranger. It brought a certain humanity to Hannibal, took him from a Freddy or Jason-level monster to just a human monster. And yet, even in his vulnerable state, he is crucified, suggesting he is more than just a man.
When will we find out what Beverly saw in Hannibal’s basement? My theory is that it was someone else, cut up and displayed in the same manner she was. Maybe Abigail Hobbs or her father?
Appropriately enough, mukozuke is a course of sashimi.
Hannibal is not happy that Will tried to have him killed. Jack finally starts to listen to Will and takes some food home from Hannibal’s dinner party to test! Also, there was a shot of Hannibal and Alana in bed together, which I have to assume is a paranoid delusion from Will’s brain.
Although a lot of questions remain about the status of GhostbustersIII and when it will eventually be produced, filmmaker Ivan Reitman says has made a crucial decision regarding his involvement when the camera starts rolling for the long-anticipated project.
In a phone interview over the weekend for his latest film, Draft Day, Reitman told me that the death in February of his longtime friend and collaborator Harold Ramis – who co-starred and co-wrote the first and second Ghostbusters– was a big factor in leading him to decide that he wasn't going to direct the third film.
"When I came home to Los Angeles from Harold's funeral last month in Chicago, I actually had a meeting with Sony a couple days later, where I told them that I wasn't going to direct Ghostbusters III," Reitman told me. "I had planned on directing it for the three or four years that I had worked on the script, and I could never think of anybody else directing it, because God forbid, it's my baby."
Reitman says directing Draft Day also played a part in his decision to produce, but not direct, Ghostbusters III.
"Somehow, the joy I got from working on Draft Day– working on something that's smaller and more dramatic, and realistically-based, (stepping aside from Ghostbusters III) seemed like the appropriate thing to do at this stage of my life, especially having made the two others," Reitman explains. "That and the combination with the passing of Harold, and knowing that he wasn't going to be there, it seemed like the appropriate time to turn the project over to some other fine director who would bring his own vision to do it. So, I'm going to produce the movie instead and go from there."
Reitman told me he wouldn't get into specifics about the Ghostbusters III at this point – including whether Bill Murray had finally softened his stance on returning for a third film, and if there was any truth to the rumors about Murray and Dan Aykroyd playing supporting roles as and passing the torch to a new generation of actors.
The filmmaker – who also worked with Ramis on such comedy classics as Animal House, Meatballs and Stripes– wouldn't go into any detail about Ramis' reported contributions to the Ghostbusters III script, but did say his influence will be felt in the film.
"I can't talk about what we're going to do, but longtime Ghostbusters fans are going to be very satisfied with the film and Harold's legacy will be honored," Reitman says.
While there's always a chance that the film will fall through, Reitman says the odds of Ghostbusters III finally materializing are about as good as they've ever been.
"Everybody wants it to happen and the studio is proceeding as if it's happening, so I would say, 'Yes,' it's going to happen," Reitman observes. "There are always unforeseen issues, but yes, I think it will happen."
Meanwhile, Reitman's Draft Day, which stars Kevin Costner as the Cleveland Browns' general manager under the gun to score a top pick for his team, opens April 11.
Tim Lammers is the author of the new ebook Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton, which includes a foreword by Burton.
This is no April Fool’s joke, for the first time ever we will be live streaming our cable channel here on FEARNET.com during a special week-long event airing midnight to 2 a.m. ET from Tuesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 6. The “Twisted Comedy” block is a celebration of dark and depraved humor from our Neighbors to the North, Across the Pond, and Down Under, featuring the complete FEARNET original series INSIDE NO. 9, WATCH WITH MOTHER, and S.O.S. as well as five episodes of the FEARNET fan-favorite PSYCHOVILLE.
INSIDE NO. 9: Created by and starring PSYCHOVILLE masterminds Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode presents a different spooky tale full of dark humor and surprising developments, with storylines revolving around a game of ‘sardines’ that brings secrets and sins to light in a wardrobe; a hilarious silent-movie homage about thieves trying to steal a priceless painting while avoiding a variety of obstacles; and a primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed.
WATCH WITH MOTHER: A provocative “exercise in experimental entertainment” exploring the dark side of suburbia, and challenging viewers to be disturbed by what is innocent, while laughing at the horrific. Subjects include a Good Samaritan with bad intentions; a sweet old couple who is anything but; and vengeful roadkill
S.O.S. - SAVE OUR SKINS: Ben and Stephen are two geeky Brits who are desperate to meet their idol, Xena: Warrior Princess, at a fan convention in New York City. Their plans are quickly ruined, however, as they discover that society has completely vanished. Determined to unravel the mystery, the two men embark on a road trip to Canada, meeting a blue monster, a sexy serial killer, and other crazies, along the way.
PSYCHOVILLE: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s creeping tale about an odd bunch of citizens—the serial killer-obsessed David Sowerbutts; the bitter one-handed clown Mr. Jelly; blind millionaire Oscar Lomax; lonely midwife Joy Aston; and the dwarf Robert Greenspan, who believes he is telekinetic—whose lives are entangled when an unknown blackmailer sends them a mysterious message: “I know what you did.”
After the Season 4 finale of The Walking Dead, yours truly appeared on The Talking Dead in a manner that made TWD star Andrew Lincoln speechless!
It all started when Chris Hardwick announced they were holding a contest for a fan to Skype with Andrew Lincoln live on the Talking Dead finale. The contest required me to submit a video of myself asking a question related to the show. Almost immediately, I came up with the idea to do it like Lincoln's character in Love Actually (above) and ask my question via poster boards.
I came up with a question (though, honestly, it wasn't about the question) and got to work. It took a couple tries - holding those cue cards is harder than it looks - and I even re-filmed it in better light once the producers said they loved my idea and requested a better-quality video. This got my hopes up but as Sunday approached, I had not heard anything more from them. I repeatedly heard Hardwick say they would be accepting live call-ins via Skype so at that point, I gave up hope. It was a bummer because I really thought my idea was funny, though I did worry people might not get the reference. Mostly I hoped Lincoln would get it and that I'd get a smile out of him! My wish was granted.
It was not until the video actually aired that I knew I was chosen! They saved me for last, no less! I was starting to worry as the segment dragged on but once Hardwick said my name, I lost it! Even better was Lincoln's reaction - he smiled, blushed, and melted my fangirl heart. Hearing the crowd react like they did was great, too! I was thrilled people appreciated my nerdy reference! Lincoln was so thrown off that he forgot to answer my question but they did actually make amends for that in the bonus segment! Personally, I did not care if he answered it - I was just delighted by the surprise and his reaction!
The excited reactions of my friends was pretty great too - like my friend who called me screaming in hysterical jibberish. The reaction from the internet today has been wild, too! People seemed to love my bit and I can't stop geeking out about it!
Yes, it's a silly little 15 minutes of fame but all I really care about is the fact that I made Andrew Lincoln smile and delighted what seems to be a lot of fans like me at home!
To watch the entire Talking Dead episode, you can stream it here on AMC's site. If you prefer, you can watch the clip of just my part below, and you can also find me over on my website, Viewer Discretion Advised!
There's nothing quite as creepy as one person wearing the skinned face of another, as films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Devil's Rejects have proven. Now, you too can wear a face mask of your own, and you don't even have to go through the trouble of carving and peeling!
Founded in 2009, The Shoggoth Assembly is comprised of a group of artists who offer their special effects services to movies and various other productions in their home state of Maine, and their incredibly gruesome creations are also available to those outside of Maine, courtesy of their Etsy shop. While you'll find everything from severed fingers to torn off ears in the shop, it is their face masks that really caught our attention, looking very much like the ones Leatherface and Otis Driftwood have peeled off the faces of their victims.
The movie quality masks are made of a durable skin-like silicone, and are completely hand-painted. Several different faces are available and details can be customized, including coloring and bloodwork. Each mask can even be given a clown face paintjob or a sewn up mouth, and they can either be made to wear or display.
Head over to the Shoggoth Assembly Etsy shop to see all the faces they've got up for grabs, and learn more.
As we talked about last week, 'human skin masks' are causing quite a stir over in China, where one vengeful man recently tormented his ex-wife, while wearing one!
A company called Kreepy Kustomz creates handcrafted horror film-inspired lunchboxes. They have a great assortment of lunchpails and considering the time that goes in to creating them, the prices are really reasonable. These lunchboxes start at $40.00 and go up from there. While the starting price does not include a thermos, buyers can add one on for an additional charge. This Etsy shop also has some amazing minimalist horror poster art for sale. What’s more, the store’s proprietor is also available to do custom work.
We are focusing on our top five choices that Kreepy Kustomz has available as of this posting but there are plenty of other options available as well.
Dawn of the Dead
This Dawn of the Dead lunchbox is hyper simplistic – it only makes use of three colors/shades but it is highly effective and the choice to use blood red as the primary color makes it stand out nicely and look perfectly gruesome.
Kreepy Kustomz Re-Animator lunchbox is perfectly decadent and makes great use of the bright shade of green that is so closely associated with the film. It prominently features several pictures of Herbert West and also showcases several other characters as well as some of the more grotesque imagery from the film.
Friday the 13th
This Friday the 13thlunchbox is another standout piece. It sports one of the film’s taglines and has a fantastic assortment of stills from the feature and the highly recognizable logo from the movie.
Fright Night (1985)
The Fright Night cover art is prominently featured on the front of this custom lunchbox and the back has a large photo of the legendary Peter Vincent. There are some fantastic snapshots along the sides of the lunch pale, including a classic picture of Evil Ed.
This Critters lunchbox might be my personal favorite. It has brilliantly showcased the cover art from the film and smartly uses black for the background color. The Crite from the film’s cover art looks gigantic and every detail is perfectly easily visible
*Tip: If you are ordering one of these lunchboxes as a gift, be sure to plan ahead: the custom work takes quite a while to complete and the seller orders the supplies after you place your order.
Some of the other options available as a lunchbox from Kreepy Kustomz: Hammer Horror Montage, PuppetMaster, Child’s Play, Salem’s Lot, and more.
The Walking Dead Episode 416
Written By: Scott M. Gimple & Angela Kang
Directed By: Michelle MacLaren
Original Airdate: 30 March 2014
In This Episode…
Rick, Michonne, and Carl are still making their way towards Terminus. They come across an old car with a flat tire and decide to camp here for the night. Carl dozes in the car while Michonne and Rick keep watch by a fire outside. There is a snap from the woods and suddenly, they are set upon by a couple angry men with guns. “You screwed up,” snarls one of the men. It is Joe and his group - they were the ones who came into the house a few episodes back. Rick was the one who killed Lou. Daryl appears and insists they let Rick go. “They are good people,” he insists, without coming right out and stating they are friends. Since Rick killed Lou and Lou was Joe’s friend, Joe sees this as a lie, and sets a couple of his goons upon Daryl to “teach him a lesson.” One of the other goons drags Carl from the car and puts a knife to his throat. With this threat to his son, Rick insists it was he alone who killed Lou. Joe simply laughs and gives him a rundown of how the night is going to go: first they are going to beat Daryl to death; then they will “have the girl,” then they will “have the boy,” then they will shoot Rick dead. Then they will be “even.” Rick knocks his head back into Joe, causing him to fire harmlessly into the air. Unfortunately, he is too weak from hunger to fight back efficiently, though he, Michonne, and Carl all try. A chubby, balding man wrestles Carl to the ground and shoves his face in the dirt. When Rick hears the man’s belt buckle come undone, he goes bananas and takes a huge bite out of Joe’s neck, severing the jugular and killing him almost instantly. Joe’s guys are surprised enough that Daryl was able to kill the men beating the hell out of him; Michonne is able to kill the man threatening her; and Baldy threatens to kill Carl. Michonne intervenes, but Rick growls, “He’s mine.” He viciously stabs Baldy, over and over and over, while Michonne holds Carl. Carl just watches..
While it is not the first time Rick has killed a human being, it is the first time he did so with such violence and rage. So when morning comes, he is sitting on the ground, soaked in the blood of the men he killed, just staring. He is in shock. Michonne sits with Carl inside the car; he dozes with his head in her lap. Daryl offers Rick a damp rag to clean himself with, so that Carl doesn’t have to look at his blood-drenched face. He sits, and apologizes for hooking up with Joe and his crew. He knew they were bad, but figured that they had a code - it was simple and stupid but at least it was something. After he lost Beth, he was alone. Rick insists this isn’t on Daryl. “You are back with us, that’s everything. You are my brother.” Daryl appreciates this, and returns the kindness by assuring Rick that what he did last night, “anyone would have done.” Rick’s only concern now is keeping Carl safe. In the car, Carl hears this.
The group continues to Terminus. A sign shows they are getting close, and Rick determines they will complete their approach through the forest. At the outer fence, they spread out and keep watch. Rick suggests Carl - still traumatized - come with him, but Carl insists he will be fine. Instead, he goes with Michonne, who worries that he is afraid of Rick. She tells Carl about the circumstances around Andre’s death. She, Andre, Mike, and Terry went to a refugee camp. Things got worse and worse there. One day, Michonne was returning from a run and she saw the fences were down. She heard the moans. Mike and Terry were bit, and she could have stopped it. Instead of killing them, she broke off their jaws and sliced off their arms and took them with her. They were meant to be her “ball and chain,” thinking that was what she deserved. The ironic thing was that they kept her safe by turning her into a monster. “I was gone for a long, long time,” Michonne insists. It was Andrea who brought her back; Rick who brought her back; Carl who brought her back. “You don’t have to be afraid of him or me.” Carl says something interesting right here, something that I haven’t yet deciphered. “My dad told me that he was proud of me, that I’m a good man. I’m not. I know what he wants, but I still have these thoughts. I’m not what he thinks I am. I’m another monster, too.” Is he a monster because of the kid in the woods he shot? Is there something else going on? What could possibly keep him so guilty?
Anyway, Rick buries most of their weapons in the woods before they all jump the fence and sneak into Terminus from the back. They all have their weapons at the ready and sneak into the main building, towards voices. They walk in, and no one seems particularly surprised to see them. Gareth, the “leader” introduces himself and asks if they are there to rob them. “We wanted to see you before you saw us,” Rick tells him. This seems logical to Gareth, and he assures them they have found sanctuary here. He and his cohort, Alex, ask Rick’s group to put down their weapons. They do so cautiously, and Gareth and Alex frisk them. Alex jokes about Daryl’s battered face, and Gareth promises they aren’t those kinds of people. “We shouldn’t have any problems - just solutions.” They are surprised when Alex hands back their weapons, and he takes them on a quick tour.
The tour starts with Mary at the BBQ. While Mary cooks up plates of food for them, Rick takes in his surroundings suspiciously. He spies the prison riot gear, a poncho - and Glenn’s watch hanging from Alex’s pocket. Rick grabs Alex, puts a gun to his head, and demands to know where he got the watch. Alex swears the watch came off a dead person; the riot gear off a dead cop; and the poncho from a clothes line. There are snipers on the roof, and Gareth comes out to diffuse the situation. Instead, shots ring out (not sure who shot first) and Rick’s group runs like hell. They run into a garage, out through a door marked “A,” out into the open, and through another door, also marked “A.” No one seems to notice the pile of bloody human bones they run past.
Through the door, they follow voices screaming for help. They have stumbled into some kind of altar. Piles of belongings are neatly arranged, with words written beneath them (maybe where they came from?). On the wall, “Never again. Never trust. We first always.” is written. Michonne realizes they are not trying to kill them - the snipers were firing at their feet. They continue through another door marked “A,” and are back outside. The face a fence, and on the other side of that fence, men with guns aimed right at them. Gareth and Alex are behind them. They are trapped.
Gareth calls for them to drop their weapons. He tells Rick to go to the train car (again, marked “A”) and if he does, the boy goes with him; otherwise he kills the boy. Rick goes. Gareth sends Daryl next, followed by Michonne. He is very specific about them lining up and staying in the order he called them. Rick demands his son, and Gareth waves him over. In front of the train door, Rick sees empty boxes of powdered milk. Gareth demands they enter the train car, so they do. Rick first, then Daryl, then Michonne, then Carl. They are locked in. From the dark, Glenn appears, followed by Bob, Maggie, Sasha, and the rest of their group. It is not the warm homecoming one would expect. Maggie insists that the new people there (Abraham, Rosita, Tara, and Eugene) saved their lives; they are friends. “Then they are our friends, too,” Daryl asserts. “They’re gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out,” Rick says. “Find out what?” “They’re screwing with the wrong people.
Dig It or Bury It?
Well that was intense. It seems fairly clear that those at Terminus are cannibals, operating in a WWII Nazi concentration camp-style. Double the horror; gives new meaning to Cannibal Holocaust. I have to assume that this train car is a “Hansel and Gretel” situation: they are being kept there to fatten them up a bit. I actually thought that this would lead to our group of survivors being killed and forcing us to follow an entirely different group. That’s the kind of thing you could get away with in comic books (again, I haven’t gotten that far in the comics) but I think that TV audiences would freak out if that happened.
I am really looking forward to finding out the full horror of Terminus, and find out what kind of monster Carl believes he is.
The 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards took place on Nickelodeon this past Saturday night, which saw teen heartthrobs being honored with orange blimp statues and covered in slime. Not exactly the sort of event we typically find ourselves talking about here on FEARNET, but when an unexpected decapitation occurs live on stage, our interest is piqued, no matter the event.
As we spotted over on Perez Hilton, magician David Blaine performed a particularly gruesome stunt at the ceremony, which left the audience of children stunned and appalled. Comedian Andy Samberg introduced Blaine and though he at first told the audience that he only brought of deck of cards, because he didn't realize how large the crowd would be, it wasn't long before his head literally leapt off his shoulders, and Nickelodeon's trademark green slime began spewing out of his neck.
The stunt, which came off like a kid-friendly version of a Victor Crowley kill scene, can be watched below, and the fun begins at the 40-second mark. Take note of the horrified reactions of the children, which makes you wonder if Blaine chose the right audience to perform such a gory stunt for!
On a related note, Gwar recently decapitated the Australian Prime Minister live on stage, a stunt that caused quite an uproar. Check it out!