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Exclusive: Bloody Hammers Use Old School Horror For Blood Video

Posted by Jonathan Barkan on June 2, 2017

We’ve teamed up with North Carolina dark rock band Bloody Hammers to premiere the video for “Blood”, which comes from their upcoming EP The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers. For this video, the band used footage from the 1922 Benjamin Christensen documentary/fiction horror film Häxan. The end result is a music video that marries the band’s sinister and immediate presence with deeply unsettling imagery.

Vocalist/guitarist/bassist Anders Manga tells Dread Central:

Ultimately, the song is about the quest for freedom from oppression in any form. Many people blindly accept oppression simply because they were told to, or out of fear of retaliation from family or eternal damnation. Some never question it, because they don’t even realize they are being oppressed. If constant fear and threats prevent one from simply enjoying their life, then something needs to change.

The budget was a little tight on this EP so we turned to Häxan, one of our favorite movies of all time, for additional footage. I remember ages ago, renting a documentary on satanism and the occult (on VHS by the way) from a local mom & pop video store. It was just a dumb typical satanic panic 80’s style documentary, but they had footage from Häxan in it, which fascinated me. It wasn’t credited on the video so it took me a long time time to find out what it was from. When I learned it was made in 1922, I was shocked. The visuals were better than some of the effects I was seeing in modern movies.

Check out the video below and make sure to pre-order The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers EP through Bandcamp.

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Robert Rodriguez to Soak Texas in Blood

Posted by Steve Barton on August 19, 2016

Any time a new project from Robert Rodriguez comes along, we get excited so consider us giddy! According to Variety, Bold Films and Robert Rodriguez are ramping up development of the Texas-set horror movie project Blood.

Bold Films is also financing. No directors or actors are yet attached.

The producers have brought on Jeff Buhler, whose credits include the recently wrapped Jacob’s Ladder remake, a rewrite of Paramount’s Pet Sematary, and The Midnight Meat Train, to write the script. Misha Green (Sunflower) wrote the previous drafts.

Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters will produce for Bold Films. Lisa Zambri will executive produce.

The story centers on a recently engaged woman who becomes determined to find her birth family before she marries. But when she meets her unusual kin in the deep woods, she begins reliving horrifying suppressed memories that lead her to believe her newfound relatives may be hiding some dark secrets.

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Bloodborne

Posted by Luke Applebee on October 10, 2014

Bloodborne is a third-person action role-playing game, exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and due next year.

Everybody loves a little dark fantasy. Traipse the cobblestone lanes of Yharnam’s cityscape. Appreciate the aesthetically pleasing tall fences and gates—check out that intricate filigree! Something sinister, however, lurks in the bowels of this glorious city. People are diseased and the dogs look like they escaped the Umbrella Corporation.

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Sure, the visuals look impressive. And so they should. Remember Dark Souls? The feel of this game is similar to that unforgiving slasher only the atmosphere is slightly less dreary and more creative.

There really is a twisted gothic undertone that infects everything from the architecture of the buildings to the design of the nightmarish creatures that get in the way. Beautiful.

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There are two important elements that can make or break a game: fire and blood. There seems to be a lot of realistic-looking fire and there appears to be a ridiculous amount of blood splattering about the place. For an arcade experience this is perfect.

Teaser footage demonstrates the playable character as a lanky and agile hunter that can wield large cleavers with ease and has no trouble holding a firearm in the other hand.

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Other details, specifically the plot, are scarce so keep your eyes peeled for this slice of console gothic action.

Martha Stewart Dark Living for Halloween

Posted by Gothic.net on September 29, 2014

We were just reminded by Gothic.Org that, even though the new Martha Stewart Living Halloween special comes out this week, we can get started with last year’s and get to all those Halloween projects we might have procrastinated. Most notably, the issue has an online portion with templates for creating all the crafts described in the magazine and those templates include a Raven, suitable for jack o’lantern pumpkin decoration. I’m sure Gothic.Net readers mostly know that Nars makes the best dark eye makeup, but Martha Stewart’s magazine also recommends Tinsley Transfers. Probably many of you are familiar with these fine purveyors of blood and wounds and fake Day of the Dead face tattoos, but it seems like a cool edgy find for Martha Stewart magazine to be sharing. Costumes for men in the magazine tend to lean toward zombie/corpse/ogre and, of course, a wolf for Little Red Riding Hood. Plus there are gothic pet costumes.

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Vital Vein Latex Horror Fashion

Posted by Gothic.net on September 23, 2014

Vital Vein are Seattle-based latex couturiers. They make a variety of fun horror designs. There is the “I Heart Your Guts” dress with body parts reminiscent of the game Operation. There is a rubber dress with some steampunk gears glued on it. There are some ouija-themed outfits, with a number of occult symbols. And, most appealingly, there are a number of blood-spattered designs. Whether you need a blood-themed dress or a bloody nurse’s mask, Vital Vein has you shiny and covered.

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Co-founded by Leigh Ann Caryl (General Leigh) and Lance Gilbert in January 2011.

Vital Vein Fashion is based out of Seattle, WA and specializes in bespoke and ready to wear latex clothing and accessories.

Born on January 19
Joined August 23, 2011

Favorite materials

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True Blood Season 6, Episode 9

Posted by Amber Keller on August 11, 2013

Things are heating up in the action department as True Blood gets closer to the end of season six. We’re also due a funeral to send Terry off proper and we got that tonight. To be fair, we kind of knew what would happen due to Bill’s mysterious visions, but we didn’t know how we would get there, or more importantly, how our beloved characters would get through it, or if they would at all, especially considering how much the writers have a penchant for killing them off lately. Let’s see just how it all went down.

We start off the night with Sookie ordering Bill to deal with Eric and his insubordination while she gives an ailing Warlow her blood, but Bill’s set on taking Warlow with him. As a last ditch effort, Sookie uses her light to send Bill out of the fairy world. When Warlow recuperates, he asks Sookie if she really meant to marry him. She says she did, but after all is said and done, will she make that same choice? I suppose we’ll have to wait and see next week.

Eric finds his way back to the vampire compound and he’s not looking to make friends. The level of carnage that Eric left behind him after he is through with the guards is quite amazing with gory body parts strewn all over the compound’s parking lot. He cleverly uses a disembodied arm to get him into the complex, but that’s not the night’s winner. Oh no. The winning gore scene tonight was when Eric ripped the genitals off a lab worker inside the compound – and it happens to be the same one who administered the hep V that killed his sister. As the man lay bleeding to death on the ground, the camera artfully pans out to show his bloody little guy on the floor merely feet away. I gotta say, I’m a woman and that shit even hurt me! The unfortunate guy meets his end when Bill puts his shoe through his face. Man, that guy just had a shitty day.

At Terry’s funeral much of True Blood’s cast is present. It was a sweet and heartfelt production that they kept cutting to and from during the episode, providing a warm and fuzzy in between the mostly impressive gore of the night. Many characters recounted their memories of Terry. Andy’s recollection, in particular, was a favorite. It was nice to see Terry once again and also to see how he came back to Bon Temps from the war. Another sweet moment was when Lafayette took Terry under his wing when he first started working at Merlotte’s, and showed him the way around the kitchen the way only Lafayette can. Sookie uses her moment to announce to the community, formally, of her telepathic abilities, and she remembers Terry’s thoughts the first night he saw Arlene. After everyone spoke, and the guns were fired and the tears were flowing, Arlene was presented the flag. Terry’s funeral was a very beautiful moment, indeed.

Eric frees all of the vamps in the compound and they go on a rampage, killing all of their human captors, but not before making them suffer in the same ways that they were subjected to. As Eric makes his way through the facility, he comes upon Jason, almost bled out by the female vamps. With a quick draught of Eric’s blood, he’s right as rain and accompanies Eric to find Tara, Jessica, Pam and the others before it’s too late. Eric finds Pam’s psychiatrist and takes him with them to find Pam. The good doctor tells Eric that he had sex with Pam, and Eric’s rage is barely contained. He decides to let Pam kill him herself.

In a twist, Bill finds the white room first and allows them all to feed on him just in time for the sunlight. It turns out that Sarah survived the attack and has made her way to the top of a building where she turns a crank, opening the hole in the ceiling of the great white room. All of the vamps, except Steve, get some of Bill’s blood. Eric intervenes as Steve tries to get a drink of Bill. Taking the funniest moment of the night, as Eric holds Steve Newlin in the sun, Steve leans back, into the sun, and sees Sarah looking down on them and cries out, “I always loved you, Jason Stackhouse.” Jason is watching from the other side of the glass and his surprise at Steve’s announcement shows.

Jason catches up with Sarah outside and in a tense moment, he holds her down and puts a gun to her as she spouts her religious rhetoric. Though, in the end he can’t bring himself to kill her, and instead lets her go. I guess that’s one storyline that will continue.

Eric and the surviving vamps destroy all of the infected True Blood as they frolic in the sun. These were the most poignant scenes, filmed with a good bit of artistry. Bill, weak and mostly drained, has visions of Lilith’s blood-drenched cronies who tell him it’s his time to go. Jessica feels his distress and comes to him. James offers his blood to help Bill and ultimately save him. Bill, freshly revived, walks out into the sun and meets up with the group. Pam stays behind when she sees Eric, and while she’s vulnerable and fragile, as much as Pam can be, she asks him not to leave her. What does he do? Typical Eric flies away. I find myself wanting to give Pam a hug, but then I remember that she’d probably rip my head off. Literally.

Tonight’s episode was like standing in the ocean where the waves keep crashing at you, leaving you with the small, calm lulls in between. Amidst the shocking violence was the bittersweet funeral and Terry’s well-earned goodbye. I’m glad they gave his character almost the entire episode for his final exit. I thought it was done well. I’m also happy for our favorite vampires getting their day in the sun. I doubt they’ll go home quietly, though. I will be curious to see what they get into next week. As the last episode of the season nears, I hope to have some loose ends tied up, like what will happen with Sookie and Warlow. What is it you want to see next week?

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Scary vs. Gorey

Posted by Horror Grinder on January 8, 2013

I love scary movies and I love blood and guts and severed heads and tangled up intestines everywhere. I guess tangled-up intestines are kind of the same thing as guts, but, wow, do I love grisly gore. It seems like older horror movies often focused more on the psychology of how horrifying a situation or act was and newer horror movies put more attention into convincingly showing every stab and every spurting artery on camera. For example, especially when you factor in what audiences of the time were used to, Last House on the Left was really shocking in 1972. It’s slogan was “To avoid fainting, keep repeating it’s only a movie, only a movie, only a movie.” Most of the most horrible events in the movie, you hear the suffering, but you can’t really see what is going on. By contrast, the 2009 version seems to be shot somehow higher quality, partly just due to the technology of modern cinematography. To my modern eyes, the color palette is more pleasing in the 2009 Last House on the Left. More of the gruesome parts are visible, although they could still go more extreme with that, for my taste. But the new one somehow loses some of the aura of menace, while at the same time vastly improving special effects and general overall look. Partly I suppose Aaron Paul just didn’t seem very scary to begin with and he already seemed like a tragic hero to anyone who had seen him play Jesse in Breaking Bad. You can research more about both the 1972 film version and the more recent 2009 remake at Wikipedia and you can read a bit about Last House on the Left distribution channels for horror at Blue Blood.

Horror special effects definitely have come a long way since the seventies. Now though, the special effects are, not to sound ironic, to die for. Trust me, if the quality of movies were still the same as they were a few decades ago, you can bet that I wouldn’t drop what I was doing over at http://www.partybingo.com just to watch some crappy special effects, and acting that we will just label as sub-par. Thank god though, that isn’t the case! To prove my point, just go watch one of the many (I think there are eight) movies in the Saw series, or if you are really up for some cringing, then watch Hostel.

So, in conclusion, I’ll watch the seventies movies for the acting and the newer ones for the special effects, but the special effects really have to be pretty impressive. I’m thinking about going to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. I figure, even if the acting is all Disney Channel, the special effects on that have to be worth a theater ticket.

RedCoversMe Bloody Teeth and Intestines Style

Posted by Amber Keller on December 4, 2012

A fun, modern horror twist on everyday items can be found at the Etsy shop, Redcoversme. Bloody red mouths splashed on pillowcases and sheets, placemats and toilet seat covers will complete any horror lovers decor, while intestine guts anatomy adorn bodysuit swimsuits and T-style swimsuits. Or if you’re in the mood for something a little less… bloody… you can go for the simple brain design. Either way, you are sure to make a statement by showing a little bit of your gory side. Maybe you would rather express your zombie love by wearing a halter top bathing suit or a bandana with a wicked set of bloody chompers? No problem. Redcoversme has these items, too, along with a purse, cute little buttons sporting the bloody teeth and brain logo, and even a padded laptop sleeve, cosmetics bag and a padded iPad case.

A self-professed workaholic, Toronto based designer Vega L. makes each order by hand, and works alone, so allow up to 3 weeks for delivery, but know that each item is certain to be a unique conversation starter. The cute buttons mentioned above can be purchased separately, but they are also included free with any order!
Redcoversme brings the zombie lover, the gore lover and the general horror aficionado exactly what they want.

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Blood-Spattered Bathroom Accessories

Posted by Gothic.net on April 21, 2012

A picture of a bloody bath mat, with the caption, “bath mat that turns red when wet”, has been burning up Pinterest. This is fiction. While it might be cool to have a bath mat which turned blood-red when stepped on with your wet bare feet, this product does not exist. The rug pictured is a creation of Spinning Hat. The Spinning Hat Blood Bath collection includes a bloody bath mat, Blood Bath shower curtain, blood towel, blood apron, blood pillow (Do you use aprons and pillows in the bathroom?), and bloody shower gel in, of course, the shape of an intravenous drip bag.

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Women in Horror Month

Posted by Amber Keller on March 18, 2012

The third annual Women in Horror Month, a service provided through Viscera, a non-profit organization, took place this past February. Their mission is to expand opportunities for filmmakers, artists and fans by raising awareness about the changing roles for women through filmmaking, writing, events and networking. Throughout the month of February, several events took place to support the Women in Horror Month. In addition to many blog series, there were also opportunities to celebrate the month by various events such as viewings of certain movies and roundtable discussions. There was also a blood drive that was called, “The Massive Blood Drive”, and was sponsored by Jen and Sylvia Soska, twin sisters who wrote, produced, directed and starred in their own film, “Dead Hooker In a Trunk”, along with Twisted Twins Productions. The drive has been wildly successful, and is only one of many things that are recognizing women in horror. FEARnet and Rue Morgue have also been participants in this macabre month. Ravenous Monster also had a series of articles during February to celebrate. Day of the Woman provided the “ABCs of Women in Horror”. Go to the Women in Horror website to find out more information about this informative and enlightening month.