DC Comics releases Night Force #2 Preview

Night Force hit with high energy last month, bringing tales of horror and adventure to the world. This Wednesday you can get a second dose of this chaos and walk down the seven-issue mini series as Baron Winters travels through time to figure out the mastermind behind this siege no matter what might come up. Darkness is all around and both Winters and Duffy are knee-deep in it as they investigate the threat resting in the darkness.

Check out the panels below for a preview and hold on just a few more days for the release.

WonderCon 2012 – The Cabin In The Woods Preview And Q&A!

Tonight we had the great pleasure to attend an advanced screening of the long delayed Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard horror flick, The Cabin In The Woods. I really had no idea what to expect going in, all I knew was that I was excited. The Cabin In The Woods is very difficult to explain, somehow it takes all the horror movie clichés and makes them work. The movie has a mix of the funny with a dose of definite jump out of your seat shocks. In a time when the horror genre has gone to such a repetitive and boring place, (how much torture horror do we need to see before we understand it’s ruining the faint, flickering glimmer of what remains in horror) The Cabin In The Woods just may be the thing to reboot what horror means. A horror film doesn’t need to be as gross as possible to be good and The Cabin In The Woods reminds us that good horror is fun, scary and most importantly does not take itself too seriously. The movie brought a lot of genuine laugh out loud moments and some of the most imaginative bad guys I’ve seen in awhile and I haven’t even touched on all the twists and turns. Just when you think you know what’s going on, BAM! you’re quickly reminded that you have no idea. There are nods to classics of the past (Clive Barker and his Cenobites, Stephen King and one of his iconic characters as well as more modern films like The Ring) while still remaining fresh and original. Did I mention a slew of Whedon favorites like Amy Acker and Fran Kranz? Finally, while not giving anything away, the end of the movie is refreshing rather than just shocking and where we find Joss doing what he does best. I can’t wait to watch it again to pick up on all of the things I undoubtedly missed the first time around.

You would think that being able to see the movie early would be enough, but after the screening, Joss and Drew participated in a Q & A with the audience. They explained their writing process, locking themselves in a bungalow for three days, with Joss saying that writing the film was “…one of the most organic things…” he had ever written. Joss also said that he and Drew had been working on the film’s concept during the Buffy years but that it had just taken some time to come together. When asked about the film’s name they pointed to a focus group for the movie in which a participant took issue with the name and instead suggested that the film be renamed “You Never Know!”. As the film’s April 13th release date approaches we will post a more detailed, spoilery review of the film.

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

   

Halloween Horror Nights 2011 Returns

It’s back, Universal studios is bringing the terror and excitement back this season with Halloween Horror Nights 2011! The Eyegore awards, six mazes including Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision, Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare, Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season and more.

Curious about when you can get started on this madness? Check out the dates below.

September:
23, 24, 30

October:
1,,7,8,9,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30,31

Times:
Nightly from 7pm and closing hours vary by night  (weekends always run later than weekdays)

Tickets Available:
Standard, Front of Line (allows priority to mazes and park attractions), VIP (unlimited front of line access, vampire lounge, backlot)

With an entire set of events based on recent horror and monster flicks it’s hard to pass them up, tickets  are already on sale so get them while you can.

Rob Zombie joins Halloween Horror Nights line-up

When horror inspired sidewalks aren’t enough, it’s time to call in the Zombie himself. The 2010 event gets new life with House of 1000 Corpses in 3D ZombieVision for those who attend, for those looking to get fright on the go, Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen will also be available on the map.

New mazes and traps await those who join the festivities this year, the Halloween Horror Nights Film Competition will show off the winning entries to the masses. For those unsure about attending, the rest of the park will remain active to provide alternative thrills if shock and horror are too much at times.

For more information hit the website.

Halloween Horror Nights 2010 submissions open

We’re coming up on the Fall in just a few months, with limited time available Universal Studios and Rob Zombie are taking submissions for Halloween Horror Nights 2010. Offering short films of the year a chance to be judged and shown on Chiller TV, Syfy.com and a feature at Halloween Horror Nights with $1000 cash prize and tickets for two.

Entries start today through August 14, with limits ranging from 90 seconds to three minutes it should raise quite a challenge for directors to deliver that horror punch in such a short span. Announced criteria will include storytelling, skill, originality and the degree of scare (no pressure everyone). The top 10 will also take a spot on the Halloween Horror Nights website from September 3 – 17 for public voting after Universal and Rob Zombie have fielded out their best picks.

As details are non-existent on the official site I’ll throw down the entry information as well.

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Halloween Horror Nights-Rob Zombie Film Competition

100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511

Universal City, CA 91608

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Official Halloween Horror Nights website

Good luck to all who enter, let us know if you make it into the final 10!

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