SundanceNOW and IFC Midnight’s Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg, opens on VOD and in limited theaters this Today, April 12th. So we figured we’d do two things, the first of which is to remind you to read Mr. Disgusting’s review (excerpted here),”The expectations may have been unfairly high (being the son of a legend demands some sort of competence), yet he surpasses them by delivering a deep, engaging, and beautifully shot art house horror film.”
The second thing is a quick mini-contest. We’re giving TWO lucky readers the chance to watch the film on SundanceNOW for free! Just email [email protected] with your favorite David Cronenberg movie. I’ll hit the winners back on Monday with their passes so they can watch the movie.
Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade all star in the film. Click here to read the review in its entirety, then write your own.
You may recall a few weeks back when ComiXology ambitiously partnered with Marvel to give away over 700 free #1 issues. The site could not handle the insane traffic and download requests and crashed within hours. They’re back for another go at giving away 700 free Marvel comics. This time you have to sign up in advance before April 19th 11:59 PM on their special promo site. Why they don’t give away only a few books per day, I don’t know. So head on over, sign up, and grab as many as you can before the inevitable happens. READ MORE
Last year Scott Snyder teamed up with co-writer Scott Tuft and artist Attila Futaki to deliver one of the most haunting horror comics of the past decade. Served is a powerful horror story that we’ve grown to love here at BD.
“Severed” has already achieved classic horror status and for good reason. It throws back to 1916 to explore the journey of a young boy who runs away from home only to encounter a twisted villain, based on real life serial killer, Albert Fish. Scott Snyder was kind enough to offer up issue #1 for your reading pleasure, check it out below. READ MORE
Arcana can’t stop giving this holiday season! Last week they offered up the first chapter of their horror hit, “The Evil Tree”, and now they are happy to give out chapter one of “The Book”.
“The Book” features The Skinless Man, who you can check out Christmas-style below. If you dig the chapter, you can pick up a copy of the full trade paperback of “The Book” for 25% off from the Arcana Store by entering code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout through January 31st. READ MORE
Image Comics is either feeling very generous with Christ’s B-day approaching, or they’re trying to push new titles. Either way, Image is giving away “Comeback” #1 and “Strom Dogs” #1 through Comixology and their own digital app. Both books are sold out in print form. READ MORE
The kind folks over at Arcana are spreading some holiday cheer, offering up the first chapter from their acclaimed horror graphic novel, The Evil Tree, for free. The publisher is feeling particularly jolly this Holiday Season, by also offering the entire trade at at 25% discount through their online store (promo code “ARCANAWINTER”).
The original graphic novel is written by Erik Hendrix with art from Daniel Thollin. It follows the story of Misha and her friends who venture into the woods to escape their busy city life. When they arrive at their desolate cabin in the woods, they uncover the startling secrets from the past owners, waking their ill-fated spirits. Taking cues from films like Evil Dead and The Others, “The Evil Tree” tells a splendid winter ghost story. After the break, you can find the links to the first free chapter and a special holiday teaser image from artist Daniel Thollin. READ MORE
The awesome folks over at Top Cow Comics have teamed with BD once again to deliver a special treat for you ladies and gents. The publisher is offering up issue #1 of their hit series, Think Tank, absolutely free!
“Think Tank” is written by Top Cow veteran Matt Hawkins, with artwork from Rahsan Ekedal. The series follows the brilliant Dr. David Loren who decides he can no longer participate in creating weapons of destruction for the military. In order to escape, he’s forced to butt heads with the big boys. This is one of the most fiercely intelligent comics of the year, and it’s well worth a read. The “Think Tank” trade paperback, collecting issues 1 through 4, drops on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012. Hit the jump for the teaser trailer and issue #1 for free. READ MORE
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Big thanks to everyone who participated!
The first season of Telltale Games’ consistently amazing The Walking Dead ended with a bang last week, bringing an emotionally charged end to one of the most engaging video games I’ve played this year. That’s not it for the series, as Telltale’s confirmed they have plans for a season two and the retail bundle will be out on Dec 4th. If you haven’t had the chance to play The Walking Dead yet or are too impatient to wait for it to come to retail, boy, do I have a deal for you. The lovely folks at Telltale were generous enough to give me a few Steam season passes for The Walking Dead, and instead of keeping them all for myself, I’m going to give them all to you. Details after the break.
Dark Horse Comics is offering up a free digital issue of Eric Powell’s The Goon in an effort to promote the recent ongoing status of the series. Brian K. Vaughn says of “The Goon”, “At its heart, the book is about a dark man with a broken heart who realizes that all we have in this wretched world are our friends . . . and we’re probably gonna take them down with us. That right there is the kind of horror that’s way scarier than zombie priests or mad scientists or even bog lurks. Because it’s The Truth.” Any books that’s good enough for BKV, should be good enough for you.
Head over the Dark Horse Comics, sign up for a free digital account, and start reading. READ MORE
Image Comics’ Top Cow branch made some major changes to their lineup earlier in 2012 with their Rebirth project. The publisher overhauled their entire catalog in order to give new readers a chance to jump into their universe. The Darkness Rebirth begins with issue #101 from the creative team of acclaimed writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. Many of you will be familiar with “The Darkness” video game series, which is based on the comics. The series follows the rich and successful Jackie Estacado whose life suddenly comes crashing down as he gains control over a mysterious force known as the Darkness. The first arc of “The Darkness” is a gritty mystery filled with all kinds of horrors.
Top Cow gave BD an exclusive free digital copy of “The Darkness” #101 for your reading pleasure. With a solid storyline and wicked artwork, you’ll be hooked. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
I’ve heard nothing but glowing things about William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, making it one of the only films I’m even interested in for the rest of 2012. I’m rarely disappointed with Friedkin’s work – I even have a quasi-soft spot for The Guardian, which is an entertaining mess in parts – and the fact that he’s working from script by Tracy Letts (based on his own play) makes me even more jazzed to see it.
If you live in Orlando and share my enthusiasm, you’re in luck. Bloody-Disgusting has a few GOFOBO codes for an early screening of the film at Regal Winter Park on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm. To snag a pass, all you have to do is log into your account on GOFOBO (or sign up if you haven’t) and enter the following code: BLOODZ9YF. That’s it!
Make sure to check out some great interviews for the film conducted by our very own Evan Dickson here, here, and here.
“When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.” The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon.
There can never be enough post-apocalyptic games set in a labyrinthine maze of tunnels below Moscow, I always say. In case you missed it back in 2010, we’re giving away three Xbox Live codes for Metro 2033–one of the most brilliantly atmospheric survival horror games I’ve ever played. It’s haunting and bleak, and it’s a game you really shouldn’t miss. As per usual, entering to win one of these codes is easy peasy; all you need to do is comment on this article telling me what you fear the most about living in an apocalyptic mutant-infested wasteland. Is it the idea of starving to death? Dying slowly of radiation poisoning? The creatures who live on the surface, itching for a chance to tear you apart? Or perhaps it’s the idea of living a life without your game console of choice? Let me know!
Remember the good old days when eventually Bungie would make their multiplayer maps free? Well guess what, THOSE DAYS ARE OVER. Companies want your money, and they want it bad. You know back when Nintendo and Super Nintendo were around, you could normally pay 60-100 dollars per game. Well, most games now are stuck on a 60 dollar price point. Clearly that isn’t enough. With some games you’re looking to spend at least 100 dollars over the life of the game to get all the DLC. If you have the patience you’re better off waiting for a game of the year edition or for a dramatic price drop. Well, amidst the ashes of all your wasted money, Uncharted developer Naughty Dog and Sony have decided to let you have all of the DLC for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for free. Head past the break for the DLC list.
The Fallout is coming! No, not that Fallout, the other one. The Oren Peli produced (and penned) Chernobyl Diaries is hitting theatres next Friday but if you live in Orlando, you can see it early! And for free!
Warner Bros. has provided us with one hundred passes – good for two people each – to an early screening at Regal Winter Park on Thursday, May 24th at 8:00 pm. To win, all you have to do is show up. We’ll be waiting out front of the theater starting at 6:30 pm, and will give out the passes on a first come, first served basis. Our last three screenings had turn-aways, so remember to get in line early.
Directed by Brad Parker, and starring Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitri Diatchenko, in the film, “A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.”
Very recently Microsoft and Xbox announced they would be giving you free Microsoft Space Bucks for doing different things on Xbox. Well, you don’t really get that much and you usually have to spend money to get points back. Well, online game tracking site Raptr is giving things away and all you have to do is play the games you’d be playing anyways. I actually already got a reward, I got into the Xbox 360 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta. I didn’t redeem it because I don’t care, but that’s just an example of what you can get. Head past the break to learn about all the awesome wonderfulness you can get for being special little you.
To celebrate next week’s release of the gorgeous oversized hardcover Skullkickers Vol. 1: Treasure Trove HC, Bloody-Disgusting has partnered with Image and digital comics distributor GRAPHICLY to offer issue #1 of Skullkickers online for free. Read on for the skinny…
Kurtis Wiebe dropped this bomb on us yesterday, Green Wake is currently being re-released as a serialized web comic, and it’s completely free! You now have absolutely no excuses. The book will be available on Keenspot with daily updates starting at issue #1. You know we love Green Wake here at BD, so find out why. Find the link after the jump.
Your pals over at Bleeding Cool are spoiling fans this week offering free first issues of Raise The Dead 2 and Hack/Slash/Eva. That’s right 100% free, no catch, no gimmick! Make sure to say thank you to the BC gang.
Brace yourself boils and ghouls, Dark Horse Comics has just announced an exclusive digital comic which serves as a prequel to the upcoming, and highly anticipated, film ‘THE THING’! The film doesn’t hit theatres until October 14th, just before Halloween, but to keep you from losing your mind you can read all the digital comics starting today, FOR FREE! The comic will be released in three instalments, beginning today, September 21st, September 28th, and October 5th online and on the Dark Horse mobile app. ‘The Thing: The Northman Nightmare’ tells the origin story of pioneering Norsemen who discover a shape-shifting creature that is hiding in a desolate village with few human survivors. Oh, and it’s written by horror icon, Steve Niles! After the jump you can find out where to get it and all the gooey details. Read on for the skinny…
The wonderful folks over at Newsarama are offering FULL FREE COMICS ONLINE just for Labor Day, right here. As if you didn’t already have a reason to sit on your ass all day, but hey, one more excuse can’t hurt. So check out some full issues of some of the hottest comics around like The Walking Dead, Spawn, Haunt, and much more! Thanks Newsarama! Read on for the skinny…
If you live in Orlando, B-D is hooking you up with not one, but TWO free screenings next week. Our second film is Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark remake, written by Guillermo del Toro. If you’re a fan of the original telefilm, you won’t want to miss this. We’ve been given 20 passes (good for 2 people each) to an advanced screening at Regal Winter Park (510 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL) at 7:30 PM on Thursday, August 18. To win, all you have to do is email your name to [email protected] with the answer to the following question:
Name the two Batman arcs Troy Nixey collaborated with Mike Mignola on.
Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Hope to see you there!
Update: The giveaway is now over! Congrats to the winner, and to everyone else – maybe next time!
Hey there, how have you been? Good? Good. Want to be even better off than you were a few seconds ago? You do? Well, allow me to give you the chance to win Black Ops’ second map pack for free. Winning this thing is pretty simple actually, you see, all you have to do is head on over to our Youtube channel, subscribe, and wait for us to pick a random subscriber as the winner.
Easy, right? Now get to it people, because this giveaway won’t be live for long since we don’t want our lucky winner to have to wait too long to play this fantastic DLC. In case you’re unfamiliar with just how amazing the Escalation pack is, let me name drop a few people that are in it: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead TV series), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Danny Trejo (Machete) and George fucking Romero (you know who that is). Now get to it people and make me proud. READ MORE
There’s something you should know. This is hard for us to admit but we’ve been holding something back for a while. In fact, we’ve held it in for so long that we just can’t hide it anymore. Ready? Alright, here it is: we fucking love you. There, it’s out there. To show our affection for the people that keep us going, the guys and gals that put a smile on our face and the readers that we fantasize about each and every night before we go to sleep, we’re going to start handing out little rewards to random people. “What do I have to do,” You ask? It’s pretty simple actually.
To have a chance at winning whatever it is we’re giving out at the time what you need to do is just be yourself. At the end of each month we’re going to start picking out commenters on our articles to give away free things to. The more you participate in the Dead Pixels section only improves your chances of winning. Now, if you think posting a dozen pointless comments is going to up your chances I’ll spoil it right now by saying it won’t. We’re picking comments that interest us and the they can’t be negative toward others. Head past the break to see what we’re giving away this month. READ MORE
In case you missed it, Dragon Age II is a worthy successor to Origins. For those of you who are still on the fence as to whether or not you should spend your hard-earned monies on such a game, EA’s new offer in celebration of the game selling over a million units might just be enough to entice you to the other side. If you buy the game new it comes with an online pass (that can also be bought) which can then be used to gain access to the Black Emporium. Once you have this you’re almost on your way to getting one of last year’s best games for free.
You can get your digital copy of Mass Effect 2 on BioWare’s social site where you’ll be asked to enter your online pass code to access download Mass Effect 2 for PC. Just make sure you jump on this real fast-like as the offer expires on April 30th. READ MORE