“Living” turns on three youngsters who skip school, wander around an abandoned amusement park and suddenly see a woman in chains being dragged through a field by a man in a clown’s mask. Worse still, the masked man catches a glimpse of the boys.
It looks like crowdsourcing has won the war, and it’s time I admit there’s a lot of good that can be done with it. Sure, it annoys me when big studios or rich actors use it to finance projects, but ultimately it’s in the fan’s court to decide what they want to spend their money on. I think the biggest difficulty I’ll have here on Bloody is deciding what to post; I mean, I can’t possible report on them all. I guess the best thing to do is take it case by case, and then make a decision.
I’m a bit perplexed as to why Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo, directors of the insanely popular French horror films Inside and Livide, are using crowdsourcing when they could have had their pick of projects here in the States. I guess having your fans pre-pay is a way to get immediate control – not to mention deliver the content to the fans without having to go through unreliable middle men like the Weinstein Company (we still don’t have Livide here in the States!). With this, the French filmmaking duo can make their movie and then give it to you, directly, immediately. I like this.
I’d like to take your attention to this crowdsource page, which is asking fans to get in on Among the Living, which stars Chloe Coulloud, Lannick Gautry, Francis Renaud, and Inside‘s Beatrice Dalle (pictured above). READ MORE
Thrash metal legends (and one of the Big Four) Anthrax have announced tour dates for the upcoming ‘Metal Alliance’ tour, which you can check out below. The band will play their 1987 album Among The Living in its entirety during the tour. Support will come from Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail.
Guitarist Scott Ian comments, “Holy crap am I so excited about this year’s Metal Alliance Tour! It’s been a great year and a half for us since ‘Worship Music’ came out and to cap it off with a Grammy nomination. This is such a perfect lineup. To make this tour even more special, we will be playing our ‘Among The Living’ record in its entirety. I can’t wait to play ‘Horror Of It All’! Come on out and worship with us, my friends. You do not want to miss this. USA on Hell one more time.”
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo; the directing duo that had audiences reeling with their debut hit Inside and followed it up nicely with Livid, will be teaming up for a third feature Among The Living. And they are bringing their leading lady back with them too!
Among The Living is set to go into production early next year and will star the stunningly talented Beatrice Dalle; otherwise known as La Femme; the violent, vengeful murderess from Inside. Who can forget her stunning performance in that film?
Inside certainly secured Maury and Bustillo a permanent place in the hearts and minds of horror fans, delivering an unrelentingly violent, merciless film that is truly unforgettable.
Before these guys started making movies I never expected to find myself watching a blood soaked psychopath performing an impromptu cesarean on a dimly lit staircase with a pair of dressing shears. Do I dare to imagine what they might come up with this time round?
Among The Living tells the story of 3 young boys who stumble upon an abandoned amusement park where they catch sight of a woman being dragged around in chains by a freaky looking clown. Worse still, the clown sees them and that night each boy is visited by an unwelcome intruder in their home.
Keep your eyes on Bloody Disgusting for more news on this film as it develops!
SND, the distribution-sales-production arm of France’s M6 Group, will co-produce and sell internationally genre thriller Among the Living, the next film from cult Gallic scare-fare directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid), Variety reports.
“‘Living’ turns on three youngsters who skip school, wander around an abandoned amusement park and suddenly see a woman in chains being dragged through a field by a man in a clown’s mask. Worse still, the masked man catches a glimpse of the boys.”
It stars Chloe Coulloud, Livid‘s lead, Lannick Gautry and Francis Renaud. Beatrice Dalle, the scissor-wielding, house-invading maniac of the duo’s debut Inside, has a cameo role, as in Livid.
Shoot takes place in south-west France in spring 2013.
SND also co-produced and sold Livid. Dimension Films picked up both Livid and Inside (this was dumped on DVD and had several minutes removed to appease Blockbuster). Livid is collecting dust as they explore a remake.
Situating “Living” as a “Stephen King-like story at the crossroads between Stand By Me and It,” Lionel Uzan, SND director of acquisitions and internatioal sales, said. “Among the Living explores a new kind of fear in a gripping thriller where kids try to escape a mysterious man/creature.”
Anthrax caught up with Google Play to put together an audiobiography telling the story of their 1986 Gold-certified album Among The Living. Guitarist Scott Ian and singer Joey Belladonna went over the history of the album, from the recording process with famed producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix) to mixing in the Bahamas and the sold-out tour that followed the release. It’s a pretty damn cool interview and well worth checking out here.
Among The Living came out during what might be considered the best year in thrash metal history. Metallica‘s Master Of Puppets, Slayer‘s Reign In Blood, and Megadeth‘s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying were all released that year.
Anthrax will be hitting the road to co-headline the third leg of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour. All dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Jackson Guitars will be releasing a very limited edition Among The Living Soloist guitar through Guitar Center. The guitar, which sells for $699.99, features the cover artwork to the 1987 Anthrax album Among The Living, which prominently displays Rev. Henry Kane, the terrifying antagonist from the Poltergeist sequels. Only 250 of these guitars will be made, so snag one here if you desperately need this for your collection.
The guitar is constructed from basswood and features a neck-through design with 24 frets and string-thru body. The rosewood fingerboard features pentagram inlays as well as an “ATL” inlay towards the upper registers. There is a single Seymour Duncan pick up and one volume knob. Below is a video of guitarist Scott Ian running through the guitar and explaining the history behind it.
Alright fellow guitarists, is this an axe you could see yourself rocking?