Paris, France deathcore band Betraying The Martyrs is working hard on their sophomore studio album, which will be the follow up to 2011′s Breathe In Life. To build up some hype for the upcoming release, an official orchestral rendition of “Liberate Me Ex Inferis” (Event Horizon, anyone?) has been released. It’s very interesting to hear what a difference in sound and emotion an orchestral version can have versus the original track. Both are below or your viewing pleasure. READ MORE
Current pop queen Lady Gaga has announced that she will be performing a song (yes, one song) in space during the three-day Zero G Colony Music Festival in New Mexico. According to the source of this news (courtesy of US Weekly), the singer will need “…to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere,” and her whole entourage will be joining her. The source adds, “Gaga has taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy!”
Okay, barring the fact that Chris Hadfield already did this, this is just a stupid, unnecessary publicity stunt. There’s nothing artistic about this endeavor nor does this bring the proper attention to the Virgin Galactic program. The space trips are meant to be something wondrous and awesome (proper usage intended), not a chance for Gaga to ignore the astonishing sights outside her window so that she can belt out a track for people who’d rather see her in person than on a screen.
Also, while her dressing strangely used to be cute and charming, it’s now been shoved off the edge into insanity. If some alien race were to come nearby and see this as a representation of our species, then I’m sure we’re 100% f*^ked. Can you imagine Gaga as some perverted, twisted form of Event Horizon‘s Dr. Weir? Yeah, I’ll just eject myself out of an airlock pronto, thank you very much. READ MORE
Adaptations have seen a rebirth in comics. Series like “Hellraiser,” “The Crow,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Ash and the Army of Darkness” show that certain famous stories are far from over. Adaptation is a delicate art. Capturing the spirit of the original piece can be tricky and sometimes nigh impossible.
Given the right creative team any book is possible. So with that in mind, here are some of the best stories that could benefit from adaptation. Be it through a continuation of the original story, or a complete overhaul of the original material these are adaptations that could breathe new life into older properties.
Halloween has arrived. Celebrate with me by sharing which of your favorite films you’d love to see adapted into comics. This is my list, and while some are films that are perfect in their own right, others are vastly in need of some help. These are all stories that can benefit from new energy while bringing new types of stories to the shelves. READ MORE
Yesterday I wondered aloud on Twitter if I needed to re-visit Event Horizon because it seems that, over the years, the film has developed a rabid cult fanbase. Based on the reactions to a Horizon piece on this site a few weeks back, it seems like some of our own readers are nearing a consensus that it’s actually good.
That’s not how I remember it. Back in 1998 or 1999 I was hanging out with a few friends, having some beers while one of our mothers was out of town. One of my pals kept pitching us HARD on Event Horizon. He’d seen it in theaters and thought it was a masterpiece. Not content to just tell us it was good, he practically forced us to go out and rent it that very night. The first Blockbuster we tried? Out of stock. The second Blockbuster? Out of stock. On our way to the third d*mn Blockbuster I remember thinking, “man, this movie must be amazing! It’s rented out all over town!” Finally we got the thing on VHS and headed back to the homestead.
Now, this was obviously a long time ago so I remember very little about the actual film. What I do remember is the rage slowly simmering inside me as the viewing slogged on. By the time we got to Sam Neill with his eyes all messed up waxing philosophical about something (was he possessed?) I was totally checked out. By the time the film ended I was nearly apopleptic. So was the other guy who had’t seen the movie yet. We both turned to our friend – who we blamed for ruining our night – and just stared at him. He caved immediately, “maybe it’s not so great.” READ MORE
How technology takes things from the past and makes them even cooler…
Bloody-D’s Jonny B. caught wind of an incredibly cool imgur album that solely shares screen grabs from Paul W.S. Anderson’s incredible 1997 Event Horizon.
Those of you who recall the sci-fi horror Sam Neill-starrer that takes many cues from Ridley Scott’s Alien, it’s about a rescue ship that transports between dimensions – via a black hole – and literally brings Hell upon the crew.
Anderson flash-cuts the hell out of the film, showing terrifying visions in single frames that appear so quickly that it’s literally impossible for the brain to digest it all.
With HD versions of the film in release, and someone with the time to take some screencaps, we now have a series of imagery that shows the incredible effects work that only graces the screen for seconds. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with Kirk Hammett, the legendary lead guitarist of Metallica! We got the opportunity to ask Kirk a few questions about Metallica before we dove into the world of horror and his book Too Much Horror Business (Amazon). We also get to hear stories of Kirk’s childhood as well as a bit about Cliff Burton and his love of horror. You can read this exclusive interview below! READ MORE
The Paul W.S. Anderson directed Resident Evil: Retribution 3D hits theaters at the end of this week. I recently had the chance to sit down with Anderson to discuss the creation of the biggest Resident Evil yet, bringing back Michelle Rodriguez and whether or not he’d return to the world of Event Horizon. In fact, at the time we spoke he was about to view a director’s cut of sorts for the first time in 15 years.
Check out our Resident Evil Hub for more Retribution!
The film stars Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Michelle Rodriguez, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand and Li Bingbing. It arrives in theaters September 14.
“The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.”
Head inside for the interview! READ MORE
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.