UPDATE: Below are photos of the original 1985 master tapes that will be used for the remastering process.
Waxwork Records has announced that their first release will be a remastered limited release of Richard Band’s score for the 1985 cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, which stars genre favorite Jeffrey Combs. The release will have high quality custom packaging with LP artwork from horror artist Gary Pullin (Ghoulish Gary) as well as the vinyl coming in “Re-Animator Green”. A randomly inserted limited amount of vinyl will also be Glow-In-The-Dark.
There will also be liner notes from Band and director Stuart Gordon to give insight on the score as well as photos from the Rome 1985 recording sessions. Finally, a poster of the cover art will be included. The remastered release will be available on Waxwork Records’ official website on July 1st. READ MORE
Your daily grain of salt here, please take me before reading this article. Guillermo del Toro, the man of a million projects (wisely) in development, has made overtures about giving his H.P. Lovecraft adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness another shot.
The project died at Universal back in 2011 due to budget issues, and recently del Toro seemed leery of reviving it due to perceived similarities with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Well, he saw Prometheus and he doesn’t think it’s such a stumbling blaock after all.
Speaking to the Playlist he said, “I’m going to try it one more time. Once more into the dark abyss… We’re gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio's] interested… Tom [Cruise] is still attached. I think it would be so fantastic to make it with him. He’s been such a great ally of the project.” As for Prometheus he says, “Not really, I saw it finally and.. yes, there are things in common, but, you know, screw it. Lovecraft was there first!”
The would-be H.P. Lovecraft adaptation “tells the story of geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Dyer, discovered fantastic and horrific ruins (including strange fossils of unheard-of creatures and carved stones tens of millions of years old) and a dangerous secret of the City of the Old Ones that lay beyond a range of mountains taller than the Himalayas.”
You’ll be able to see GDT’s directing chops back in action when Pacific Rim opens on July 12th. 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
What are you having for dinner? Whatever it is, I guarantee it’s not as bad-ass as this pizza version of the Necronomicon made by Elizabeth at blogofthefed.com. If you’re having some friends over for an Evil Dead marathon or just want to bring a little more Lovecraft in your kitchen you’ll find the recipe inside… just don’t read it backwards like I did unless you want to spend the rest of the night apologizing to your wife for ruining dinner because of your last minute deadite guests.
Bloody-Disgusting is happy to present to you an exclusive short interview with Jean Saiz, guitarist and vocalist for Shroud Eater, a Florida based stoner/noise rock trio. Jean also did the artwork for the Shroud Eater 3 song EP (which you can download at their official website HERE: Just go to Music and follow the instructions). Check inside to see what’s going on in the world of Shroud Eater and keep an eye out for Jean’s Top 10 Horror list coming soon!
I’m not going to lie, this actually looks really cool. inside you can read all the details on the recently released “HOWARD AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM” from publisher Arcana that looks to put a more whimsical twist on the horrific tales of the literary legend including the great Cthulhu! All of this should spell disaster, but the story itself has already gotten some very positive reviews from The Chicago Tribune and Rue Morgue Magazine which makes it sound like something readers of all ages can enjoy. Read on for a 5 page preview and the synopsis and judge for yourself.
Image just sent us a six page preview of the upcoming issue of the Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. Issue three will be coming out July 9 and the story is just starting to get good! More info and previews after the break.
Wildstorm this week announced a new comic that will be coming out in July called North 40. CBR had a chance to interview the creator of North 40, Aaron Williams. Here’s what Aaron had to say about the premise of the story:
“Aaron Williams: “North 40” is basically what happens when you take a small backwoods county in the Midwest and drop H.P. Lovecraft on it. An old spellbook, belonging to a witch who practiced the odd incantation or two, was opened and as a result, plunged Conover County into a C’thuloid nightmare. Many of the residents are changed, often for the worse, and those who are still “normal” pretty much find places to hole up and hope for things to improve. A select few gained more extraordinary abilities, and they become some of the book’s heroes. Managing the whole mess is Conover County’s venerable Sheriff Morgan, dispenser of wisdom and .45 slugs, if the need arises.”
Seems like it might be a pretty good comic, check CBR for the rest of the great interview. Graphic Content will keep you updated when more news about North 40 arrives.
Earlier in the week, I gave an early preview of the upcoming comic, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft which comes out April 8. The awesome cover artist, Adam Byrne sent me a link to the trailer for the series. This trailer is in the vein of the Watchmen motion comics. I get more excited for this series the more I find about it, and the trailer does a great job of setting up this series. Trailer after the jump…
This one is a little bit different but it has the possibiility to be pretty great. From Image Comics comes the Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 which comes out April 8th. This four part mini-series looks like it might be fun where Lovecraft’s writing comes to life with a pulp comic kinda look to it. More information after the break…
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, our story follows the exploits of a bumbling investigative journalist as he struggles to discover the truth behind the enigmatic Lovecraft and his mysterious past. Along the way strange and macabre tales play out, pulling the reporter ever deeper into the mystical world of the author. Will the journalist finally prevail or will he end up without a clue as usual? One thing’s for sure: the truth is out there… he’s just not entirely sure where.
Everyone’s favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state’s evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man that was camping nearby. The young man find Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of.
Based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, the undisputed master of the macabre, Dagon tells the story of Paul Marsh, a young man who discovers that the truth will not set him free instead it condemns him to a waking nightmare of unrelenting horror. A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca looking for help. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul finds himself pursued by the entire town. Running for his life, he uncovers Imboca’s dark secret: that they pray to Dagon, a monstrous god of the sea. And Dagon’s unholy offspring are freakish half-human creatures on the loose in Imboca…
A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student’s incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.
A young man visits his fiancé’s estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.
Loosly based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”, this fright flick opens with a warlock(Vincent Price)placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock’s descendent(also Vincent Price)returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off.