‘Genesis’ is a new paperback graphic novella from Image Comics. Drawn by Alison Sampson, written by Nathan Edmondson, with colors by Jason Wordie, in shops on 16 April. The book is 64 pages centered on the act of infinite creation. The protagonist wanders through life willing anything he thinks of into existence. What follows is an existential look at surrealist creation that will have you questioning your own beliefs and give you a deeper insight into the loss that often comes with creating something.
I was lucky enough to have an advanced look at this insane and beautiful book. ‘Genesis’ is sure you make you feel a cavalcade of emotions. So after this stunning read I sat down with Alison Sampson and Nathan Edmondson to talk about the process of creating a book about creation. READ MORE
Last night Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass (who directed Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives At Home with his brother Jay) unveiled their new film, Creep, to a packed house at the SXSW film festival in Austin. It’s not 100% a horror film, but it works remarkably well as one regardless (there is some truly disturbing and frightening stuff here). It also happens to be laugh-out-loud funny while possessing some legitimate insight into the truly troubled minds of its lead characters. I’ll have a full review up later – but this is definitely one to watch for if you like stretching your wings outside of the box a bit.
In the film produced by Jason Blum of Insidious and Sinister fame, “Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: ‘$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.’
Low on cash and full of naiveté he drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef may not be who he says.”
Brice makes his directorial debut with the film in which he co-stars with his scripting partner Duplass. Check out our quick chat below! READ MORE
MonkeyBrain comics has been paving the way for independent digital comics, releasing quality, affordable titles from passionate creators. Ryan K Lindsay, no stranger to indie comics, just released the first issue of his ambitious new crime/horror/sci-fi series “Headspace” through MonkeyBrain on Wednesday, and it falls right in line with the rest of MonkeyBrain’s books. The high-concept series follows Shane, the sheriff of Carpenter Cove, who discovers that his strange town is actually a construct in the mind of a killer. It only gets crazier from there.
I sat down with Lindsay to chat about the crazy idea behind “Headspace”, his love for horror and sci-fi, and getting into the mind of a serial killer. READ MORE
Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon premiered to two full houses on the first night of SXSW last night in Austin, clearly a victory for a first time filmmaker with a unique vision. I sat down with her this morning at the Driskill hotel to talk about the relationship inspiration behind the film, scoring “Game Of Thrones” star Rose Leslie and her love of Rosemary’s Baby and Cronenberg-ian body horror.
In the film, “Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.”
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In an interview with Soundwave Fest TV, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno stated that the band was working on writing new material, although he has not yet heard it. The new album will be the follow up to 2012′s fantastic Koi No Yokan (review). In the interview, Chino also admits that the most exciting Deftones album to put together was 1997′s Around The Fur. You can watch the interview below.
Chino was at Soundwave Fest with his project Crosses, who released their debut album just a few weeks ago. You can purchase it here. READ MORE
Tony Moore is one of the best artists working in the horror genre today. His detailed, hyper-violent artwork has produced some terrifying and stomach churning images that are now burned into the minds’ of his readers. Moore’s work on “The Walking Dead” and “Fear Agent” are both considered timeless classics.
Moore will be appearing at Toronto ComiCon March 7th-9th and he jumped at the chance to speak with Bloody-Disgusting about his work. Moore spoke in-depth about his love for the horror genre, the longevity of “Fear Agent”, as well as why he thinks Kickstarter will change the whole publishing paradigm. READ MORE
In a lengthy yet awesome interview conducted on Noisey, legendary horror director/composer John Carpenter opens up about scoring a lot of the films he worked on, including Halloween, Big Trouble In Little China, and more.
When asked what score was the most fun, Carpenter replied, “I really enjoyed working on the score for Big Trouble In Little China—that was a lot of fun. Additionally I enjoyed the Prince of Darkness score, some of the later scores I did were really fun. When you have everything all hooked up, you have the film in front of you and the synths and you have a choice of sounds. That’s the most fun.”
It’s a really interesting interview as it delves into the mind of Carpenter from an angle that doesn’t get a lot of notice. You can read it at the above link. READ MORE
Garth Ennis never seems to rest. He’s constantly developing new projects, and this spring Garth will debut his latest offering, the horror/science-fiction epic, “Caliban”, with artist Facundo Percio (“Anna Mercury”, “Fashion Beast”) for the warped folks over at Avatar Press.
“Caliban” is the story of a deep space mining vessel that stumbles onto an alien life form. The crew of the “Caliban” are thrust into a position where they are the frontlines for humanity, establishing contact with this new found species and deciphering if they are friend or a foe. “Caliban” plays out like Garth Ennis’ personal love letter to Ridley Scott’s Alien as he explores the depths of extraterrestrial horror.
Ennis took the time to answer a few questions about “Caliban” for Bloody-Disgusting and spoke about how the series was initially inspired by last year’s Prometheus, what it’s like working with artist Facundo Percio, and what fans can expect when the series finally launches. READ MORE
Whether you know it or not, if you’re a reader of this site you’ve been watching director Jason R. Miller‘s work for years. He’s been heavily involved in producing and doing VFX and second unite for films like the Frozen, the Hatchet trilogy, The Barrens among many others. He made his directorial debut with Unidentified which is out digitally (you can watch it here) and on DVD now.
The movie is a lot of fun, as I’ve said before it really nails a lot of the comedy so many films get wrong when they try to mesh genres. But there’s also a strong alien/UFO presence in the movie’s second half. To that end, I asked Miller about the films that inspired his first feature as a director.
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Last month, Creative Assembly revealed their next project, a survival horror game based on one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. Aliens.
Alien: Isolation is the product of a developer that’s unhappy with the state of AAA horror. Like many fans of the genre, myself included, they’ve noticed a growing lenience on action, as more developers try to make their games appeal to wider audiences. Creative Assembly isn’t afraid to show off Isolation. We’ve seen a fair amount of screenshots and gameplay footage already, and all of it looks remarkably similar to the film that started it all — the original Alien. It looks terrifying.
We were able to chat with Gary Napper, lead designer on Alien: Isolation. We learned a lot. Read on so you can too.
Hellbenders 3D arrives on 3-D Blu-ray (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD tomorrow February 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. I really enjoyed this horror comedy, it has a great Coscarelli-esque vibe but also manages to bring its own vulgar brand of lunacy to the proceedings. The stakes are incredibly high, and the humor is executed well enough to serve that and not diminish it.
The film was written and directed by JT Petty (The Burrowers), whom I hopped on the phone with last week to talk about achieving the film’s delicate balance and pulling off a project that, to my eyes at least, feels incredibly fresh.
Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens) Andre Royo (HBO’s “The Wire”), Dan Fogler (Take Me Home Tonight) and Robyn Rikoon (Bridge And Tunnel all star in this tale of rebel ministers who drag the worst demons back to hell.
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You might know Tom Hammock for his production design work on some of the biggest independent horror films in recent years including You’re Next, V/H/S/2, and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. But when Tom’s not busy with his movie projects, he’s writing graphic novels. Recently released from Archaia and BOOM! Studios is “Will O’ The Wisp”, from Hammock and artist Megan Hutchison. The story follows a peculiar young girl, Aurora Grimeon, who is forced to move to Ossuary Isle after her parents die from eating strange mushrooms. What ensues is a dark young adult adventure that combines elements of the supernatural with the slasher genre. It’s a unique concoction, and the creative team has built a world that is magical and grim to go along with it. There’s also an adorably bizarre pet raccoon named Missy.
I spoke with Hammock and Hutchison about the release of their first graphic novel. Hammock goes into detail about the history of the story, his special blend of horror, and potential future work with Hutchison. READ MORE
Give Hart D. Fisher a platform to speak and he’ll use it as an opportunity to speak his mind no matter who he pisses off. A crusader for the first amendment, the always controversial Fisher isn’t afraid to ruffle some feathers and in his first interview with Bloody-Disgusting he did just that. Fisher went in-depth about his highly influential comic book publishing house Boneyard Press, his new horror 24 horror channel (www.AmericanHorrors.com), and then exposed the crazy behind-the-scenes stories of comic book industry that the pros will never speak of.
For round two with Bloody-Disgusting Fisher is like a rabid dog unleashed and out for blood. Fisher talks about the impact of Boneyard Press had on the horror scene, his hatred for My Chemical Romance and “The Umbrella Academy” creator/writer Gerard Way, and why Kickstarter campaigns are for beggars. Then for his encore, Hart puts Lianne “Spiderbaby” MacDougall on blast for her plagiarism scandal, and why he can no longer support Fangoria Magazine. This interview is simply Hart D. Fisher unleashed and uncensored. READ MORE
The summer of 2013 saw a daring new comic series from Dark Horse called “Breath of Bones”, written by horror icon Steve Niles and illustrated by the deeply talented Dave Wachter. This comic tells the story of a small Jewish village during WWII that utilizes faith and overwhelming will to bring forth a Golem for protection.
This is a harrowing story, sincerely emotional and profoundly intelligent: a comic series that truly only comes along once in a while. Steve and Dave were kind enough to discuss this momentous comic with Bloody Disgusting in great depth. And Bloody Disgusting was rewarded with incomparable details as well as an exclusive look at the cover for Steve Niles’ new “Criminal Macabre” arc and a look into Dave Wachter’s upcoming graphic novel, “Guns of Shadow Valley”. READ MORE
Written by T. Blake Braddy, @blakebraddy
When Erin Reynolds talks about Nevermind, it is apparent her aspirations go well beyond making players cower in the glow of their night lights.
As the creative director of the adventure horror game, she speaks with enthusiasm about developing an experience that has the potential to be both scary and transformative, one that will first terrify players utterly but will also offer them a real-life takeaway.
One of the most interesting contemporary filmmakers, writer/director Ben Wheatley continuously circumvents expectations. I was first introduced to his work with Kill List, about a hitman on a mission that he’s not entirely aware of. I had seen his short “U is for Unearthed” in The ABCs of Death, showcasing his visual style an inventiveness with horror. Sightseers took me by complete surprise with it’s darkly comedic tone as a couple travel across the country on holiday. And then we had A Field in England, which feels nothing like any of his movies and more like a cinematic experiment that was supervised by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Always surprising the audience and always pushing himself in new directions, I got to sit down with Ben Wheatley back in September in Austin to talk about the immersive and impressive cinematic endeavor. READ MORE
Garth Ennis stepped away from the “Crossed” series for a bit, but is returning to the book in March with the release of the monumental “Crossed: Badlands” #50. In true violent fashion, Garth is set to take fans back to the beginning where it all began and the “Crossed” virus was unleashed.
Joining Garth for this upcoming arc is artist Christian Zanier, who illustrated Christos Gage’s Crossed arc, which told the harrowing tale of Oliver, a traitorous human only interested in his own survival. Gage and Zanier also introduced us to the villainous alpha Crossed – Smokey, who brought a new horrifying element to the book; intelligence.
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Christian Zanier to discuss his work on “Crossed” and offered some insight into what fans can expect from the upcoming seven part “Crossed” epic known as “Patient Zero”. READ MORE
Nurse 3D opens in select theaters and VOD everywhere on Friday, February 7th and I’m going to go ahead and recommend it to you guys heartily. The movie is a blast. It knows exactly what it is, which is a batsh*t crazy juggernaut of blood, nudity and camp. My full review is coming tomorrow, but go ahead and pay down your credit card by a few bucks so the iTunes rental won’t be a problem.
I recently spoke with writer/director Doug Aarniokoski about achieving the film’s balance of the unbalanced, managing the gore and making sure his actors and actresses were comfortable with the rampant lack of clothes onset.
“By day, nurse Abby Russell (Paz de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.” The film stars Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, Boris Kodjoe and Judd Nelson.
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Dan Goldman’s “Red Light Properties” releases today from IDW. It is the story of real estate exorcists who clear spirits out of haunted homes to prepare them for sale. The story and the artwork were entirely created by Dan and the book is a true labour of love. Building 3D virtual sets to shoot inside of, working off actors’ performances (often his own), Goldman produces the series using just a laptop, a Wacom stylus and a smartphone.
Goldman has become one of the leading thinkers and creators for web comics. Along with writing and drawing his own groundbreaking comics, he works on AMC’s Story Sync applications for The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. He’s spoken at SXSW Interactive, MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and numerous comic book conventions about digital-first publishing and the digital-only production processes.
Bloody-Disgusting sat down with Dan to talk about his monumental release. READ MORE
This weekend sees the opening of Fear FestEvil, which comes to you from the mind of Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett! The convention aims to be a full experience unlike anything any horror fan has experienced before, complete with amazing guest appearances, interactive displays, musical performances, and much more! And to get ready for this awesome event, we got the chance to interview Mr. Hammett himself! Head on below for our exclusive interview where he talks the FestEvil, a second book, how he wants to die in a horror movies (and how he DOESN’T want to die), and much more!
Confirmed guests to appear at the Fear FestEvil include Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), pioneering make-up artist and actor Tom Savini, legendary horror scribe John A. Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and horror enthusiast Slash, Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare On Elm Street), Ron Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff, actresses P.J. Soles, Barbara Crampton, Patty Mullen, and Erika Eleniak, original Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima, original Ultraman Satoshi “Bin” Furuya, Academy Award winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, Kane Hodder aka Jason Vorhees – Friday the 13th, celebrated tattoo artist and TV personality Amy Nicoletto, and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Fear FestEvil website. READ MORE
Last year Robert Kirkman’s Skybound launched “Clone”, a new ongoing science fiction epic by writer David Schulner about a secret government cloning project gone awry. The series features the artistic talents of Juan Jose Ryp who has been turning in ultra-detailed, blood dripping pages month in and month out. Together Schulner and Ryp have made “Clone” one of the most underrated books out there.
Issue #11 kicks off a brand new story-arc that serves as the perfect jumping on point for new readers, and Bloody-Disgusting had the opportunity to sit down with Schulner to discuss where the book is headed. Schulner gave us the inside scoop on the latest developments on the “Clone” television series and what readers can expect in the coming months as the characters battle religious zealots, fear, ignorance, and intolerance from the world at large. READ MORE
Next week, on February 4th, Scream Factory (whose Facebook page is always a great resource on their upcoming releases) releases two of director Kevin Tenney‘s earlier works. The ouija board hit Witchboard and the classic Night of the Demons are both hitting Blu-ray in special editions that will more than please fans of the films.
I’ve taken a look at these discs and they’re packed with extras. Night Of The Demons has a fantastic transfer (I’m sure Witchboard does as well – I just haven’t had a chance to watch the main feature on that one yet) and I don’t think anyone will walk away disappointed.
Earlier this week I spoke with Tenney about the films (focussing on Night Of The Demons) and had a great time revisiting these enduring works with him. Check it out below! READ MORE
During the ’90s Hart D. Fisher was dubbed the “most dangerous man in comics” and for good reason. He was constantly fighting against the mainstream corporatization of the comic book industry and wasn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in the process. He was the man responsible for creating the infamous “Marvel Can Suck My Cock” t-shirt, and his body of work through Boneyard Press consistently pushed the comics medium into an adult art form, before it became acceptable for creators to release anything considered risqué. In fact just last year, Fisher’s “Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer” ranked #3 on Bloody-Disgusting’s list of “Top 10 Legitimately Terrifying Horror Comics”. Fisher’s impact on the world of horror comics can still be felt in some of the books being produced today.
Fisher’s passion for the horror genre has only grown stronger since his departure from the comic book world. For the past few years, Fisher has been focused on developing and expanding his 24 hour uncut horror channel American Horrors, which is currently broadcast for free online.
Bloody-Disgusting was fortunate enough to catch up with Fisher to talk his impact on the world of horror comics and he held nothing back. Hart dished all the dirt about his experience in the comic industry, including being blacklisted, banned, and even having distributors burn his books instead of putting them into stores. Fisher gave us the goods and talked at length about the current status of Boneyard Press, and his horror channel, American Horrors. READ MORE
Image Entertainment released the amazing A Nightmare on Elm Street doc, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (read the review), on Blu-ray last week. It features exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including creator Wes Craven and Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”). If you’re a nightmare fan who hasn’t seen this thing, your life is not yet complete.
The documentary is hosted by another one of the franchise’s anchors, Heather Langenkamp who appeared in parts 1 and 3 as “Nancy” before playing herself in New Nightmare. I recently spoke with her about what she calls “the role of a lifetime.”
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