In 1980 Stanley Kubrick, who had earlier created landmarks in the genres of black comedy (Dr. Strangelove) and science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey), released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we’re still struggling to unearth its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative documentary ROOM 237 fuses fact, fiction and speculation through interviews with both fervent fans of the film and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s controversial classic. It comes to Blu-ray and double-disc DVD from IFC Midnight on September 24, 2013. The bonus-filled discs have SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $27.98.
Deep Silver today announced that the ‘Tower Pack’ – the second piece of add-on content for 4A Games’ critically acclaimed Metro: Last Light – will be available worldwide on Steam and the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft on September 3rd, and will hit the PlayStation Network on September 3rd in North America and September 4th in Europe and the rest of the world.
The Tower Pack represents a fearsome challenge for every Metro fan. Players have to fight their way up through a heavily guarded tower, a virtual combat simulator. Each level is increasingly difficult – packed with hordes of enemies, mutants and other deadly threats. The best players in this combat simulator will need to master Metro’s unique, hand-made weaponry and deep combat mechanics in order to reach the top of the global leaderboards.
This December the long lost Alien Kenner action figures that never went into production can finally be added to your collection! Each action figure comes with approximately 5 points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging. The Alien ReAction Figures Set contains 5 individually packaged action figures: Alien, Ripley, Ash, Dallas, Kane in Spacesuit.
In 1979, prototypes for 3 3/4-inch action figures for the Alien film were developed but never manufactured by Kenner. After unearthed reference material and original 34-year-old prototypes these “lost toys” are now a reality!
Marvel Comics has provided us a preview of the new Venom comic.
Marvel's newest symbiote-powered character – Mania – is on the loose! But is she a hero or villain? And who killed Daimon Hellstrom?
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jorge Coelho
Cover by Declan Shalvey
Valiant Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new Shadowman comic.
Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Discover how the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this special standalone bookend to Shadowman’s first year in the Valiant Universe.
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Diego Bernard, Andrea Cuneo, Mico Suayan, Lewis Larosa and Carmen Nunez
Covers by Stephane Perger, Roberto De La Torre and Riley Rossmo
THR is reporting that Leslie Jordan has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.
The actor announced it via his Facebook page: “BIG NEWS: On September 5, 2013 in New Orleans I join the storied cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY. I have always loved Mr. Murphy’s work and am so honored.”
AHS: Coven is described as:
Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind, and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
Slimstown Studios announced today its upcoming game Chucky: Slash & Dash, an ‘endless runner’ currently in development for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ devices. It is the result of an agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop and publish the first officially licensed smartphone and tablet game based on the Chucky movie franchise.
In the game, Chucky is stuck in a never-ending nightmare in which he’s endlessly running through the factory that produces Good Guys dolls. Players will control Chucky while sprinting through the factory floor, the catwalks, the warehouse, or even outside, and will need to avoid conveyor belts, forklifts, acid pools, barrels and other obstacles. Chucky can also eliminate security guards patrolling the factory using his classic knife or other more outlandish weapons like a cleaver, screwdriver, or hatchet. As they play, gamers will collect batteries that can be used to purchase in-game items or power-ups, such as a double battery bonus, a fast start, or extra lives that can extend a run after dying.
Based on the Species movie poster key art, the Species Sil 1:4 Scale Statue finds the alien creature designed by HR Giger as an impressive 19-inch tall collectible! The museum-quality statue is made from polystone, and handpainted to the finest detail. The Species Sil 1:4 Scale Statue is a limited edition of 500 pieces and depicts Sil in mid-transformation between her sensuous human form and armor-plated alien killer form.
By Christine Caprilozzi
ComicMonsters “WILDER” Interview with Mark Kidwell
“It's 1944, it's snowing, the Germans and the Allied Forces are locked in a stalemate called the Battle of the Bulge and somewhere, deep in the Ardennes Forest… something is hungry.”
ComicMonsters: So let’s start with Werewolves and Nazis, both equally as terrifying. What was the inspiration to have World War II as the backdrop for “Wilder?”
Mark Kidwell: The short answer: MOVIES. Books too, to some degree, but films set in WWII, especially the snowy, desolate ones really stamped an impression in my head. I cannot fathom the oppressive sensation of sheer dread that allied troops must have felt during that period in the early ‘40’s, dug into shallow foxholes all along the Siegfreid line, squinting through a curtain of fog, ice and snow to try and catch a glimpse of the enemy or straining their ears for the metallic grind of a Panzer’s tracks. Add that to the excruciating cold, shortage of supplies and hot food, constant shelling from enemy artillery…I’m guessing you were petrified the whole time. Now, you toss in the concept of rogue werewolves prowling the Ardennes forest all around you at the same time…brrr…now that’s spooky.
Dark Horse Comics has provided us a preview of the new Angel & Faith comic.
Millions of lives hang in the balance, and Angel and Faith just might be on the losing end of this battle. It’s times like these that call for drastic measures . . . How far will they go to save the world?
Lives are lost, heroes are born, and as one chapter ends, another begins.
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Rebekah Isaacs
Colors by Dan Jackson
Covers by Rebekah Isaacs and Steve Morris