Horror News: The Weekly Offering

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Welcome, mortals, to The Weekly Offering. Here, we present our dark gifts in hopes that we please the Ancient Ones, that they might spare us. They are satisfied with our humble sacrifices of news, images, reviews, and commentary through the week, but on Fridays, they desire more. Their weekends, their unholy Sabbath, know no bounds. And so, to satisfy their bloodlust, as well as yours, we bring you these short, savory offerings.


New Images From Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords of Salem’

Like him or not, you have to admit that Rob Zombie certainly makes an interesting horror film.

His latest project, The Lords of Salem, which still has yet to received a release date, has released four new photos. The film seems to be taking on a more supernatural style compared to his previous films. During the infamous Salem witch trials, many innocent people were tried as witches and executed. However, four real witches who were subjected to the same punishment swore revenge. Three hundred years later, a radio DJ unwittingly brings about a curse upon the modern city.

Check out the images below, and let’s hope that Mr. Zombie continues to bring us original works, and stays away from classics like Halloween.




Source: Bloody Disgusting


Tugg is Bringing ‘Bait’ to a Flooded Cinema Near You

No film about sharks will ever beat Jaws. No, no they won’t. Shut up, you know I’m right.

But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t at least try. Director Kimble Rendall is making such an attempt with Bait 3D from Anchor Bay Films. A tsunami roars ashore and floods a small town, trapping several people inside a flooded grocery store. They soon learn that it’s not the water they have to worry about, but rather the great white shark that is swimming through the aisles.

This reminds me of a thought I once had when I was seven years old and visiting a natural history museum. The museum had a tank with a few small sharks in it. I always loved this section of the museum, because it was the first time I had seen sharks in real life. During one visit (yes there were multiple ones, I’m a nerd), I had the sudden mental image of the tank shattering, the room filling with water, and the sharks biting off my feet. Hey, I was a kid!

So, naturally, the concept of this film does hold some allure. I can only hope that it is more Piranha 3D and less Shark Night 3D. In other words, it needs to be fun, and not try to take itself too seriously. The cast makes me raise an eyebrow, with credits including Step Up 3D and Twilight, but everyone has to start somewhere, right?

Do you have any interest in seeing limbs ripped apart in the frozen food section? Then you should check out Tugg. If you’ve never heard of the site, it allows film fans to have a say in what movies come to their local cinemas. With enough support, you can bring Bait 3D and other films to your eagerly awaiting eyes and ears. Click here to learn more about Tugg, and scroll that mouse over here to get Bait 3D in your favorite theater.

In the meantime, I think I’ll be avoiding the seafood section of my local grocery store for a while.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Horror News: Bloody Good Image from ‘The Human Race’

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In preparation for the Fantasia International Film Festival, an image has been released for The Human Race.

Director Paul Hough’s latest film finds a group of people competing in a sinister marathon where the rules are excessively brutal, but all too familiar: “If you are lapped, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Many will start but only one may cross the finish line alive.”

Cue the raving comparisons to The Long Walk, The Running Man, and I am sure someone will throw in The Hunger Games as well.

I am not going to get into a discussion on formula plotting right now, but I will say that I am willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt for a couple of reasons. First of all, Paul Hough is the director of The Backyard. While I have never seen this film, the IMDB plot synopsis tells me that it is a documentary on the brutality of underground backyard wrestling and the lengths many will go to to win. This tells me that Hough has seen the real-life savagery of humans first hand, and he should know how to translate that savagery into an even more extreme setting.

Horror News: Lovecraftian Monsters in the Style of Gorey

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Saying that I enjoy art is like saying that a zombie occasionally indulges in cerebral gray matter.

Saying that I am fond of Lovecraft mythology would be like implying that Nosferatu was partial to AB positive.

So when I saw this collection of Lovecraftian monsters drawn in the style of Edward Gorey, the part of my brain that gets excited over new art and the part that was driven insane by unnameable evil long ago began to collide like the bow of a ship to the head of an ancient evil god.

These Post-It Monstres were created by John Kenn Mortensen, and you can check out his gallery right here.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Each of these seems to be composed of 521 screams, 387 cold chills, 63 cases of clinical insanity, 28 devoured souls, and 1 terrifying story.

Horror News: New Pic From ‘Chernobyl Diaries’

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You have haunted houses. You have ghost towns. But how about an entire city crawling with the shadows of the dead and the damned? Enter Pripyat, Ukraine.

A new still has been released from the upcoming film Chernobyl Diaries, from Alcon and FilmNation. Keeping us in the dark, literally and figuratively, the picture offers us very little, except the lingering knowledge that when the sun goes down, the residents who never left Pripyat come out. It seems radiation sickness is the least of your worries when visiting the wastelands of Chernobyl.

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