Drums #2 preview

FBI agent Irons has no clues about the “Santeria Deaths” in Santa Rosa. But the deaths didn’t stop at the ceremony, they are still going on. Irons feels that something dark is about to happen, so dark and overwhelming like the great storm that is surrounding Florida.

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The Magdalena #7 preview

Patience, the current Magdalena, has managed to follow her faith without bowing down to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. However, the patience of the power brokers at the Vatican has run out, and they’re conspiring to replace her. But how is a new Magdalena ordained when the previous one is still active?

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Daomu #5 preview

Sean nears the end of his first journey. He will soon learn that friends can just as easily become enemies. The boy’s genetic gift begins to take hold amidst the innumerable obstacles. A warrior is born…

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The Walking Dead #86 preview

How do we deal with what comes next?

Written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

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The Theater interview with Raven Gregory

In a quiet New Jersey town there sits a small, old-fashioned movie theater. But this unassuming theater holds a deep dark secret, one that threatens the lives of anyone who dares enter it. An when an unsuspecting couple decides to visit the old movie house to watch some horror films, they soon will find that something full of horror is also watching them.

We caught up with writer, Raven Gregory, to talk about the comic.

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Universal Studios launches Halloween Horror Nights competition

Universal Studios Hollywood invites aspiring filmmakers to compete in its annual “Halloween Horror Nights” short film competition, offering budding directors an opportunity to have their most disturbing horror short films judged by a panel of industry insiders, including horror film auteur Eli Roth, Daily Variety senior writer, Marc Graser and “Halloween Horror Nights” Creative Director John Murdy. The winning film will be awarded a premiere showing on Chiller, a posting on Syfy.com, a cash prize of $1,000, and a trip for two to “Halloween Horror Nights'” opening night “Eyegore Awards” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Contest entries will be accepted from June 27 through August 1, 2011. Prospective filmmakers can submit short films from 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD (two copies of each film must be submitted). Films will be judged based on storytelling skill, originality and scare factor. The top 10 horror shorts, as determined by the panel, will be posted online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com from August 22 to September 9, 2011 for public voting. The winning film will be announced on September 12, 2011. Eyegore Award recipient and horror filmmaker, Eli Roth said: “As a producer I’m always looking for new talent, and happy to help a first time director get their big break. New blood, so to speak, is vital for the continuation and growth of our beloved genre, and programs like this one can help deserving people get noticed. I am excited to see the competing films, and whoever makes me lose the most sleep will win.” Returning film contest judge, Marc Graser, Daily Variety, said: “As a studio known for bringing the horror film genre to life, it’s a thrill to help Universal Studios identify the next generation of filmmakers that will scare audiences. I can’t wait to see who steps forward with their creepy visions this year.” John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood, said: “Just as ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ interprets horror filmmakers’ visions into living horror movies for the most ardent fans, our film competition provides a platform for future horror film directors to showcase their work to an audience of influential entertainment industry professionals.” Entries must be sent to: “Halloween Horror Nights” Short Film Competition, 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511-5, Universal City, CA 91608. Additional information on the contest, including a complete list of rules and regulations, is available online at the Halloween Horror Nights website.

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Bigfoot horror movie Exists

The Blair Witch Project’s Eduardo Sánchez has signed onto direct Exists for Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment. Eduardo Sánchez co-wrote the screenplay with Jamie Nash, which focuses on a group of twentysomething friends who spend a weekend in the woods. The group is savagely hunted by a beast resembling the mysterious creature Bigfoot. Here’s what Eduardo Sánchez had to say about this new project. “The film is the first in a trilogy exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth. We all remember the terror of watching such classics as The Legend of Boggy Creek, and I look forward to making Bigfoot scary again.”

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Old 37 begins pre-production

Big Picture Media has begun pre-production for Old 37, a psychological slasher about two brothers posing as paramedics, who intercept 911 calls in a retired old ambulance. Fast-paced and blood-soaked, Old 37 taps into the most basic human fear: vulnerability. The words “don’t worry, I’m a paramedic” will make you think twice before dialing 9-1-1. The chaos begins filming this fall in Long Island, New York, directed and edited by two-time Emmy winning editor, Christian Winters. First time writer/producer Paul Travers will produce his script with partners Carrie Alton and Evan Greenhill. The film will be executive produced by Steven Beer and co-produced by Josh Newman of Cyan Pictures, who will also distribute the film. Although casting is still under way, the film has secured horror heavyweight Kane Hodder as one of the killers and as the stunt coordinator, as well as some solid young actors, including Brandi Cyrus (Hannah Montana, Zoey 101), Max Ehrich (High School Musical 3, The Pregnancy Pact) and Dalal Bruchmann (Into the Darkness). The movie soundtrack will be composed by talented music producer Darius Holbert (Hobo with a Shotgun, Cedar Rapids)

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Haley Joel Osment in Wake the Dead

After an eight year hiatus from the movies, Haley Joel Osment is making a return to acting with three independent projects. The first two are in post-production, with no release set and truly unfortunate titles: Sassy Pants and Montana Amazon. The third has a fine title (Wake the Dead) and should have no trouble finding distribution given the marketability. Variety reports that Osment will play Victor Franklin, a college student who experiments with raising the dead in a present-day retelling of Frankenstein. Wake the Dead is set up at Slasher Films, a production company launched by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. Jay Russell (The Water Horse) will direct from a script he co-wrote with James V. Hart (August Rush), based on Steve Niles comic of the same name. Wake the Dead is one of many upcoming projects based on the Frankenstein tale.

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Deadly Premonition coming to Xbox LIVE

Deadly Premonition game

Rising Star Games today announced Deadly Premonition is coming to Microsoft Xbox LIVE Games on Demand. One of Rising Star Games’ success stories of 2010, Deadly Premonition developed a cult following after receiving hugely contrasting reviews from top games publications and respected reviewers. Deadly Premonition went on to be nominated for and, in some cases, win an impressive number of awards. With review scores ranging from 2 to 10, this was the game of the year that people were compelled to try for themselves.

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