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Comic Book Review – East of West #19

Oliver Davis reviews East of West #19…

‘The son of Death, Babylon, learns the true value of life and decides the fate of the world in the mysterious place called ‘The Dead Wood.’ The Apocalypse: Year Two continues…”

Cheerily subtitled ‘This is Why We Kill’, East of West #19 opens on Babylon (the innocent and naive child of Death) having to kill an animal for food. For the son of the Grim Reaper, he’s surprisingly apprehensive. Death, it seems, is in the nurture.

Which is what his malevolent robot balloon best friend is for. Balloon finally reveals his mission to Babylon - “to mold you into a man…and a very specific kind of man at that.” The first lesson is murder. Think that’s harsh? You should try Ms. Hollingsworth’s Year 10 Geography class.

There’s a wonderful double page spread mid-way through, with rectangular panels full of flashing black and red as Babylon,
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'Once Upon a Time' spin-off casts Alice

'Once Upon a Time' spin-off casts Alice
The cast of ABC’s Once Upon a Time mini spin-off continues to take shape.

EW has confirmed that actress Sophie Lowe (Road Kill) has landed the role of Alice in the project, now titled Once: Wonderland.

She joins a cast that also includes Being Human’s Michael Socha, who plays the Knave of Hearts, and Peter Gadiot, an actor with only a few credits to his name, who plays Alice’s mysterious love interest, Cyrus.

The cast is set to helm a small test presentation being pulled together by Once creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, with help from
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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...
Submitted by Jose:

If I were you, I’d try the fish special. It’s right up your alley: blackened sole.”

–Regina (Lana Parrilla) to Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) on Once Upon a Time

Check out the rest of your sound bites from Sunday March 24 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:

Morning Bites

Once Upon a Time recap: Dead Wood

The Good Wife recap: Punch Drunk

The Walking Dead recap: The Devil and Merle Dixon
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Exclusive: Lucky McKee Talks The Woman

Exclusive: Lucky McKee Talks The Woman
Director Lucky McKee brings Pollyanna McIntosh's wild river native from Offspring back to the big screen in The Woman

This Halloween is pretty lean in terms of new theatrical fare for horror fans to partake in. Thankfully, there is director Lucky McKee's latest offering The Woman, an original tale co-written by famed author Jack Ketchum. Together, they have conjured one of the funniest, most shocking thrillers of the year. And it's a must see for any lover of the genre.

Pollyanna McIntosh stars as the lone survivor of a sadistic cult, left to roam the wilds on her own. When a country lawyer (Sean Bridgers) captures her and chains her in a shed, the results are nothing short of gut wrenching, and often times, very hilarious. Its this fine mix of themes and tone that make The Woman a gleefully grungy can't-miss Halloween endeavor.

We recently caught up
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Blackthorn (2011) Movie Trailer: Mateo Gil, Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega

Blackthorn Trailer. Mateo Gil‘s Blackthorn (2011) movie trailer stars Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Stephen Rea, and Magaly Solier. Blackthorn‘s plot synopsis: “In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.”

I haven’t seen a really good western since 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit, and Dead Wood so I will give this a watch when it comes out. Since I have not seen Cowboys & Aliens and its a hybrid, I am not counting that film. Besides, I hope this film is more like The Proposition, Unforgiven, and Once Upon a Time in the Western.

Blackthorn‘s cast also includes Padraic Delaney, Fernando Gamarra, Dominique McElligott, and Cristian Mercado.

Watch the Blackthorn movie trailer below and leave your thoughts on it in the comments section.
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Fantasaia 2011: First Look at Victims

Another indie flick which is making its way to the Fantasia International Film Festival is David Bryant's follow-up to Dead Wood entitled Victims, and through the magic of stills and a trailer, we have a look at what to expect!

John Bocelli, Sarah Coyle, Andy Cresswell, Nina Millns, Bradley Cole, and Sharon Lawrence star. For more information and even more stills, check out the official Victims website, and then dig on the official Victims Facebook page.

Synopsis

A kidnapped man. A dark secret. A truth revealed... As a camera rolls, the van doors burst open. A man is bundled into the van by the balaclava clad kidnappers and handcuffed to the floor.

As they drive, the man is questioned about his past and accused of a crime he maintains he did not commit. In real time the drama unfolds, documented by the kidnappers as truth is revealed and the
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Indie Director David Bryant’s ‘Victims’ Website Launches

The indie film director behind Dead Wood’s David Bryant has come back with another film called Victims which is a thriller starring John Bocelli, Sarah Coyle, Andy Cresswell, Nina Millns, Bradley Cole, and Sharon Lawrence. Victims Synopsis: A kidnapped man. A dark secret. A truth revealed … As a camera rolls, the van doors burst open. A man is bundled into the van by the balaclava clad kidnappers and handcuffed to the floor. As they drive, the man is questioned about his past and accused of a crime he maintains he did not commit. In real time the drama unfolds, documented by the kidnappers as truth is revealed and the lines blur between the hijacker and victim. What are the kidnappers’ motives, where are they taking him, and what is the truth? Victims is a taut, realistic drama played out in one long take on the kidnappers’ camcorder as we
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Official Website for David Bryant's Victims Opens Doors

Indie director David Bryant (Dead Wood) is back with his second feature film, this one looking to blur the line between captor and captive. Ready to meet the Victims?

Victims stars John Bocelli, Sarah Coyle, Andy Cresswell, Nina Millns, Bradley Cole, and Sharon Lawrence.

For more info check out the official Victims website and become a fan of Victims on Facebook.

Synopsis

"A kidnapped man. A dark secret. A truth revealed ... As a camera rolls, the van doors burst open. A man is bundled into the van by the balaclava clad kidnappers and handcuffed to the floor.

As they drive, the man is questioned about his past and accused of a crime he maintains he did not commit. In real time the drama unfolds, documented by the kidnappers as truth is revealed and the lines blur between the hijacker and victim. What are the kidnappers' motives, where are they taking him,
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British Vampires Revel in Flesh & Blood

Dead Wood director David Bryant has just launched the website for his latest vampire feature Flesh & Blood, and we've got the official plot crunch and more for you to chew on.

According to Bryant, Flesh & Blood is "a low budget dark brooding feature set in the English coastal town of Hastings (1066 and all that). It will be shot on location in the old town, which is a visually unique place with hundreds of years old architecture and very cool spooky alleyways. Hence, why I now live there."

Dig on the goods below!

Synopsis:

Am I my brother's keeper?

A guilt-ridden loner discovers life and love, only to find it threatened by the only friend he's ever known. Daniel Cain lives a solitary life in a small coastal town. He works as a janitor in the local hospital by day and spends his nights nursing a dark secret. Confined to a
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Can you say “Free Movies”? Free Movies!!

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What’s up tossers, I figured I give away the number one secret that most horror fans don’t know about…and that is the option of watching Free horror movies. You heard right! Free Horror Movies! If you have cable service, more and likely you have “On Demand” and the On Demand feature offers access to Fearnet! Fearnet lets you choose from several horror movie classics and newly released horror and suspense movies…all for Free!

So, my fellow Horror Movie Freaks…Here is the list of On Demand horror movies for this month:

Fear From Afar Skinwalkers Frontier(S) The Second Arrival High Tension (The Directors Cut) Wild Country Infection Route 666 Bloody Mallory Nemisis Game Ed Gein: The Butcher Of Plainfeild Voodoo House (2008) Gotchic The Burrowers Tooth And Nail The Dentist Crazy Eights Shivers Trucks Dead Wood Born Killers Blood Red Earth Blood Red Earth Stream The
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Interview: Cast and Crew of Dead Wood

Another low budget horror film set in the woods. Great. Great? Well, actually, it is great. Really great. The reason it is great is because it is low budget and therefore it shows the Hollywood hacks how to do it. Dead Wood concerns four friends on a camping trip in the woods, they meet a mysterious stranger, and then things start to go really wrong. A clichéd set-up for sure, but Dead Wood packs in enough punches in its short running time that any similarity to other examples can be ignored. With competent acting, stunning cinematography of beautiful locations and some stand-out scares, Dead Wood is an example of an English horror that ends up being far more effective than much of the big budget bollocks coming from Hollywood. Firstly, I have to say that I loved the film, it was a real edge-of-your-seat chiller and for a low-budget affair,
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Reel Advice: Dead Wood

I had my doubts about this one going in. I've always been leery of movies that require more than one director and more than two writers. But this one was looking to prove me wrong from the start.

When four friends, including one couple and another duo whom the couple hopes will Become a couple, go out to the woods for a weekend of camping and fun in the woods, they discover that they're not the only ones out there. But what else is out there isn't human...and it's not happy to have visitors.

I'll say this up front for Dead Wood--there's nothing really Wrong with it. The plot is nicely set up and moves at a fairly rapid pace, there's plenty of nicely done suspenseful moments and even a few interesting scares. The characters are at least fairly interesting, and by the time you figure out what's going on in that woods,
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Reel Advice: Dead Wood

I had my doubts about this one going in. I've always been leery of movies that require more than one director and more than two writers. But this one was looking to prove me wrong from the start. When four friends, including one couple and another duo whom the couple hopes will Become a couple, go out to the woods for a weekend of camping and fun in the woods, they discover that they're not the only ones out there. But what else is out there isn't human...and it's not happy to have visitors. I'll say this up front for Dead Wood--there's nothing really Wrong with it. The plot is nicely set up and moves at a fairly
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Reel Advice: Frayed

I'll admit at the outset, when I saw the downright frightening box art--any time you involve clowns in a horror movie you've got at least some reason for optimism--that I was interested in catching Frayed.

But then, when I saw that the movie had no less than Five writers, and two of them were also the directors and producers, my hope caught in my through and turned into a sour little ball of terror that splashed into my gut and stayed there.

So how would Frayed, this movie with a monstrous runtime and huge array of writers, actually turn out?

Way back in 1994, something really, really horrible happened in Smith Haven, Washington. The town sheriff's son had beaten his mother to death, and caught it all on home video. At the time, his son was just about eight years old or so. Now, fourteen years later, the murderous tot is
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Fangoria Week in Review 7/12/2009

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It was a pretty bloody week here at Fangoria. Updates on Piranha 3-D, The Final Destination, and Halloween II fought for the headlines, but none of them came close to the online storm caused by Megan Fox and Jennifer's Body.

Let's take a look back at the past seven days worth of Fangoria news, features, reviews, blogs and more in your Week in Review for 7/12/2009...

Fearful Features:

Exclusive first set report: Zombieland Examining Junction with April Wade Kyle Gallner’s Haunting Body of Work Riding With Horsemen Bloody Blogs:

Name That Scene: This is your Life - by Drew Tinnin Maxx FX and the Mystery of the Lost Monsters? - by James Zahn All I Really Need to Know About Hollywood I Learned in Just Over an Hour - by Brian Matus aka Hellstorm Gay Of The Dead 17 – Land Of The Lost and Toolbox Murder’s Wesley Eure - by Sean Abley Blog: Repo!
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Dead Wood (DVD Review)

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Dead Wood is a rather risky title to put on movie belonging to a subgenre (kids go to the woods…kids get dead, to borrow the title of a recent satire/homage to the form) that has seen plenty of dead wood of its own. This particular example, crafted by three British film-school pals, doesn’t blaze any trails of originality, but the movie—and especially the special features on Lionsgate’s DVD—suggests that as fledgling feature-makers, they’re on the right path.

Following the expected opening teaser in which a hapless victim (David Bryant, who scripted Dead Wood and directed, produced, photographed and edited it with Sebastian Smith and Richard Stiles) meets his maker, we’re introduced to our vanful of protagonists. Webb (Fergus March) and Larri (Emily Juniper) are an established couple, while their weekend camping trip is something of a blind date for her cousin Milk
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This Week on DVD: Knowing, Push, Nursery University

Say what you will, but the biggest DVD release of the week is Nicolas Cage's latest masterpiece Knowing (and I'm only partially being sarcastic, since I actually liked the movie), along with David Goyer's The Unborn and the sci-fi/action/thriller Push starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning. Aside from that, there's Reclaiming The Blade (a documentary about swords), Nursery University (a documentary about "Ivy League" nursery school admissions), a new Mystery Science Theater 3000 collection, and a box set of the first six animated Charlie Brown TV specials. Also: Peter Benchley's The Deep and Grumpy Old Men on Blu-ray. Are you planning on buying or renting anything this week? Knowing [1] (DVD, Blu-ray [2]) The Unborn [3] (DVD, Blu-ray [4]) Push [5] (DVD, Blu-ray [6]) Five Fingers [7] Night Train [8] (DVD, Blu-ray [9]) Coco Chanel [10] Dead Wood [11] One Missed Call 3: Final [12] Nursery University [13] Reclaiming The Blade [14] The Peacekeepers [15] Kath & Kim: Season 1 [16] Matlock: The Third
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Spin-ematical: New on DVD for 7/7

Knowing

Forget Nostradamus. In this Nick Cage flick, a young girl in the '50s draws a picture of numbers for a time capsule. Fifty years later, when the contents are examined, it turns out that those numbers indicate the dates, death tolls, and coordinates of major disasters, and a few haven't happened yet! But it's not exactly the doomsday flick fans would hope for. In his review, Jeffrey M. Anderson says: "rather than becoming a comfortable hybrid between a small, smart movie and a big, dumb movie, Knowing became a horrible mutation, bulging out in all the wrong places, with unsightly scars where the butcher's knife had been." Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Push

Not every Dakota Fanning movie is a shocker of a drama. In this psychic espionage thriller, she plays a "watcher" and one of the psychic rogues determined to end a creepy government agency.
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Weekly DVD & Blu-ray Chopping List - Releases for 7/7/2009

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So you're curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.

Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving at retail this week - available Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in this weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.

Presented this week with Exclusive "branching" coverage with trailers, interviews, and reviews for select titles!

Note: Clickable links lead to Amazon.com

Dead Wood (special edition): Lionsgate

Anxious to get out of the city, two couples pack up and head out for a long weekend in the woods. Events take a turn for the worse when a girl mysteriously appears at their campsite looking for her missing boyfriend. The nightmare has only just begun, and they soon find themselves lost in
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Assorted horror DVD news

• Fango got the scoop on street dates for a trio of horror titles coming to DVD in late summer/fall. Dark Sky Films revealed when you’ll be able to pick up Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel’s fest-acclaimed Deadgirl and Gregory Mandry’s Brit shocker Gnaw, while Genius Products has announced its slot for Philippe Martinez’s The Chaos Experiment.

Deadgirl, which begins with a couple of teenaged guys discovering a naked, chained, apparently undead young woman in an abandoned mental facility—and one deciding to have his way with her—arrives September 15, while Gnaw, about vacationers who stumble upon a house full of cannibals (see previous item here), arrives August 11. Chaos Experiment, about a psychotic professor (Val Kilmer) attempting to prove his global-warming theories by imprisoning six people in a steam room (see first set report here), is coming August 4. Stay tuned for full disc details and cover art on all of these,
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