Finally! A trailer for “You’re Next”!

Intriguing teaser posters for the upcoming home invasion flick “You’re Next” have been popping up all over the internet over the past few weeks.
I have never really been a big fan of the “bunch of random strangers tortures a family” kind of film, especially since it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever top Inside and Funny Games.
But these posters have been building my curiosity, against my will…

Today, Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for the film, which will be hitting theaters August 23rd. Check it out right here :

Well, that trailer did the job! I’m in.
What do you guys think about this upcoming release?
Leave some comments and let’s talk about it.

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Two trailers for “The Wolverine”, and they’re good!

Earlier this week, Marvel released a couple of terribly photoshopped posters for “The Wolverine”, the upcoming solo Wolverine film that is supposed to get us geeks to like the movie version of everyone’s favorite hairy menace, after the horrible Origins flick.
The posters hardly inspired confidence…

Meh. Kind of hokey, but better than the next one…

This is not fan art, but a real official poster. No shit.

So, the promise of a grittier, leaner and meaner Wolverine flick died a little that day.
Today, the studio finally released a pair of trailers, with slight differences, which let us fans of Wolverine breathe a little easier.
Here is the American trailer :

And the International trailer, which I think has better music and a better look at the film.

The official synopsis for the film is this :

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Which sounds a lot like the Chris Claremont / Frank Miller run on the Wolverine series back in 1982 (aside from the whole losing his healing factor part) , which should still be all bagged and boarded in my mom’s garage in Florida (fingers crossed!).

While it doesn’t look to be the gritty hard-R Wolverine film we were all hoping for back when Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct, you can bet I will be there to give this one a shot when it releases in theaters July 26th.
What do you guys think?
Leave some comments below!

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The Pull List — New Horror Comics for March 27th 2013

Hi everyone!
Here are the new comic book releases for this week, March 27th.
Get out to your local comic shop and pick up some cool new stuff to look at!
I know I will be swinging in to A Shop Called Quest later this afternoon to pick my copies up!
Let’s see what this week brings us :

Crossed Badlands #26

Garth Ennis’ return to Crossed continues with the second brutal issue of “The Fatal Englishman.” What drives men in an insane world? Facing pure and utter hatred, these soldiers are learning the hard lesson that there is no hope…

This book is brutal and beautiful. One of my favorites.

Criminal Macabre Final Night #4

With Alice Blood in Eben’s hands, Cal will do anything—including using voodoo—to help fight the vampires. But that might not be enough as the ghouls and the vampires clash in an all-out brawl to the death—with Cal and Eben smack dab in the center. Will it be Cal or Eben who survives? The epic horror crossover concludes!

The final issue of Steve Niles’ worlds colliding. Pick it up today!

BPRD Vampire #1

After the horrific events of B.P.R.D.: 1948, we follow one doomed agent’s quest for revenge against a clan of vampires and their Gorgon-eyed queen Hecate.

The further adventures of Hellboy’s companions, written my Mike Mignola. Recommended reading.

Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon #3

At William Brown Museum, Holmes and Watson examine the clawed remains of curator Christopher Connor and find themselves on the trail of a mysterious missing object. Inspector Thornton has to deal with the bloody aftermath of crime lord Drummond’s somewhat unorthodox approach to dog fighting, while down at the docks a visit is paid to a vessel by the name of Matilda Briggs.

An interesting new take on Holmes and Watson, by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with artwork by Matt Triano. A very cool book.

I, Vampire #18

After the exciting events of last month’s issue, Tig gets her revenge on the man who killed her father…Andrew Bennett! But this is the least of Andrew’s worries, because the gateway to hell has been opened by Cain (a.k.a. the first vampire)! Will Cain be able to retrieve his beloved Lilith before Andrew can stop him? And once the gateway has been opened can it ever be closed again?

Anyone reading this book? That cover art makes me want to check it out!

Dia De Los Muertas #2

Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire, RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers over three issues to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!
In this issue: Cartel soldiers visit the pits of Hell, a visitor to Mexico stumbles onto a black mass, and a man heart broken at the loss of his wife is reunited with her beyond the grave.

Totally getting this today. I hope they still have the first issue.

Ferals #13

A startling new arc begins here!

Officer Dale Chesnutt is long gone. . . what remains is a feral man bent on finding and killing the man who took his woman. The government has moved in and is working to eliminate the Feral threat. . . but the ancient clan won’t go down without a bloody war.

I haven’t been keeping up with this one, but I generally enjoy the work of writer David Lapham. Maybe this is a good point to jump in, since a new story arc is starting. I will give it a shot, I think.

Morbius The Living Vampire #3

The hot new new horror book continues!Morbius gets closer to two people who don’t know the dark, deadly secret he carries.How does a fugitive remain hidden if his face is everywhere?

I don’t know this one yet either, but it looks cool. Gonna give it a shot today.

East of West #1

The things that divide us are stronger than the things that unite us. A Sci-Fi Western set in a dystopian America where all hope for the future rests in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse…who just happen to be trying to kill the President of the United States.

One of the most exciting new books of the year, this is EAST OF WEST, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the award-winning team of Marvel’s FF, JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA.

Another new series to add to the list! First issue out today.

Deadpool Killustrated #3

• Deadpool carves his way through the annals of literature!

• Scrooge gets a visit from THREE BULLETS! Gulliver gets a SWIFT DEATH!

• Throw away your library card and BUY THIS BOOK!

Deadpool does Dickens? Sold.

Ok that’s what is on my pull list for this week, I will be picking them up later this afternoon!
Get out and support your local small businesses and pick up some of these books. I promise you there is a shop near you that would be glad for your business!
Find the closest one to you here.
Catch you next time, I’ve got some reading to do.

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Severed is a relatively new horror comic that doesn’t follow any of the trends currently going on in the 4-color world. A unique take on the vampire mythos, and an unexpected period piece populated with believable characters, this book has truly forged it’s own path.

Conceived by two life-long writer friends, Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, with eye-popping artwork by Attila Futaki, the book will not fail to impress even the most jaded horror comic reader.
Scott Snyder has been a comic writer to watch, with Batman: The Black Mirror and American Vampire being fine examples of his work. Scott Tuft is a film-maker and writer with a few award-winning shorts under his belt, and Severed was his first experience writing comics.
He talks a little bit about his first time writing comics in the Afterword of the trade paperback for Severed, explaining that the comic medium has opened his eyes to a whole new array of storytelling possibilities.
The two old friends go on to explain how the story evolved over years of traveling and trying to discover what they each found terrifying.
Tuft says, “Not just madmen jumping out of closets (we have that too) but deeper fears…desolation, deceit, and despair. Within the pages of this book lie some of our greatest fears.”

With incredibly detailed and classy artwork by the great Attila Fukashi, the story comes alive from the very first panel, where we are introduced to Grampa Jack Garron, an old one-armed man who freaks out when his grandson hands him a letter from a man who claims to be an old friend of his….

Which leads directly into the story of young adopted Jack, and we begin to know the boy who grew up in 1916, with high hopes and dreams of the open road. The painterly style of the artwork really brings this time period to life within the pages of the book, and we quickly learn that young Jack was a precocious talented musician with one goal, to find and reunite with his absent father, somewhere out there in the landscape of young America.

Of course this path is not an easy one, and Severed’s version of the old days shows us a world fraught with perils, and almost every page drips with some kind of foreboding menace.
In fact, this is one of the things about the book that works so well, in my opinion. The eerily conveyed sense of dread that fills the book is almost unbearable at times, especially as we get to know good-hearted Jack and his simple goal of meeting his musician father at last, and having a happy music-filled life together.
The dark forces lurking just out of sight in the story let us know that this will not likely end as planned, but it is hard not to get caught up in Jack’s wide-eyed innocence and essential purity. Jack befriends another orphan train-hopper, and she turns out to be a little more streetwise than Jack, and the two embark on their cross country journey together.

Unfortunately, those aforementioned dark forces are everywhere, especially for a couple of orphan kids on the run, and the pair have a few adventures before running into “The Salesman”, a lurking old man going by the guise of Alan Fisher, who peddles for Victor and represents and distributes musicians the way they did back then before your fancy 8-tracks and digital downloads.

Truly one of the most horrifying villians in recent genre fiction memory, “The Salesman” slowly reveals himself to not be what the pair expected, and the book just gets creepier and creepier, and the later scenes come alive with pure dread and true horror.
The writers, in combination with the spectacular artwork, bring the story amazingly to life in the climactic scenes, that actually had me cringing!
I can’t praise the writing and artwork within this book enough. The two Scott’s have concocted a slow-burning story that just layers the dread until you can hardly stand it anymore, then they hit you hard. Amazing work!

We have been having a great discussion about horror comics over on the Chalkboard, if you log in or connect with Facebook on this very site. And for those of you that have been looking for your next horror comic purchase, look no further.
Check out the Severed Facebook page for details on the upcoming release of the Severed Hardcover collection (!) or pick up the trade paperback at your local comic shop, like I did!
Or use the convenient links to Amazon below to find this book and more recommendations from your friends and faculty at Horror Homework.
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Birdemic 2 : The Resurrection

Synopsis :
BIRDEMIC II – The Resurrection is the sequel to the cult sensation hit movie, BIRDEMIC – Shock and Terror.
A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why did the eagles and vultures attack? Who will survive?
In this sequel to cult favorite Birdemic: Shock and Terror, a flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover. The story features original Birdemic survivors Rod and Nathalie, who are joined by new friends—struggling filmmaker Bill, aspiring actress Gloria, and several other Angelinos they encounter as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies

So there you have it.
What do you do when you decide to make a sequel to a cheap flick that somehow reached cult status precisely because of how shitty it was?
Make it even shittier, and hope everyone gets the joke.
I like the eco-friendly posturing, to be sure.
You know you are going to watch this.
It is premiering in select international theaters throughout the months of April and May before hitting DVD!

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The weird and wonderful artwork of Matthew Dutton!

Today we are going to take a look at a unique and interesting artist who has forged his own path, and does something he truly loves and is passionate about, which I think we can all respect and envy.
Matthew Dutton‘s work features (but is not limited to) interesting sculptural creatures that embody a simultaneous sense of attraction and repulsion.  These sculptures conjure emotions playing on morbid curiosity and have influences from such artists as Patricia Piccinni and Ron Pippin.

Matthew Dutton lives and works in Hixson, Tennessee.  Outside of his studio practice, Matthew works as the Art Specialist at Rock City Gardens.  He is a graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in BFA 3D Sculpture.

As part of the Special Events team at Rock City, Dutton builds large scale props that help aesthetically tie the park together for the different events held at Rock City throughout the year.  He builds gnomes for different areas of the park as well as restores and rebuilds the antique gnomes and fairy tale characters for the parks vignettes.

Matthew Dutton has exhibited in several gallery and festival shows including the 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, A group show at the Van Eaton Gallery in California, and a solo exhibition at the Lowe Art Mill in Huntsville, Alabama.  Matthew has won several awards including Best in Show at the Fire Fly Fine Art Festival in Dickson, Tennessee and Award of Excellence at the Cress Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dutton has been a studio apprentice for several well known southern artists and has taught art classes at the Hunter Museum of American Art for several years.

Matthew Dutton is involved in many facets of the local art community including the 2011 HATCH, (History, Art, Technology and Cultural Happenings) event, where he and an artist group installed several public sculptures in the Chattanooga downtown area. Dutton has been involved with several mural projects, constructions for theatrical performances, and local art happenings around town.

Dutton’s busy artistic lifestyle allows him to persistently pursue new levels of artistic enlightenment through material exploration and technique development.

This super busy artist took a few minutes out of his schedule for a quick chat with me this afternoon!

HH : Are these creations inspired by nightmares? They seem very dream-like.

MD : Well maybe subconsciously they are inspired by dreams.. But not directly…  I often dream of building the sculptures more than being frightened by them. The idea for these creatures originally came from a raccoon that was living in my attic one winter.  I would be lying in bed trying to sleep and would hear Christmas ornaments bouncing across the ceiling as if something was tossing them around.  I formulated these Phigments as a mental visualization of what was causing such a ruckus in the attic.  The scratching, stomping, fighting sounds I would hear allowed my imagination to wander and come up with these domestic intruders.  Maybe they are dream-like for I would drift to sleep as I imagined what was up there raising hell in the attic!  Many of them are set up onto and around domestic objects for they get into your food and stuff once you drift to sleep.

HH : What is your favorite horror film?

MD : I grew up watching horror films my whole life! some of my earliest memories are being hypnotized by the lighting and effects in Pumpkin Head.  I love the weirdness of In the Mouth of Madness.  Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child’s Play, Poltergeist, The Gate, Maximum Overdrive, Pet Sematery are some of the oldies but goodies I like.

There are some many good movies that have effects and monsters that I like! Its hard to just pick one!

HH : Have you ever been approached by film-makers for set designs or special effects work? Are you interested in that?

MD : I have helped some local musicians work on special effects for their music videos recently!

Strung Like A Horse has a trailer for the new video that we worked on.  The first Video called GLAD has me and some of my work in it.

I’m currently working on some props for an upcoming video, but its top secret!  I have built tons of characters and costumes and haunted houses too!
Some examples can be seen at Blowing Screams Farm.
HH : Have you ever been tempted to sneak one of your scary creations into your park?
MD : Although that would be hilarious I have yet to do so…
HH : How does one go about commissioning a piece from you?
MD :You can direct people to contact me with these email addresses: or

Well, there you have it!
It’s funny that just a few days ago, one of our Facebook admins was desperately trying to find the info on this artist so we could post his work with proper credit, and it was a true struggle! Thanks to the keen eyes of some Facebook fans we found him, and now can pass on this great stuff with all of you.
I hope you enjoyed this quick look at an amazing artist!
Be sure and find Matthew Dutton on Facebook and follow him on tumblr!
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Revelation Trail

Revelation Trail is the collaborative effort of filmmakers, artists and web talent from around the country, each contributing their own experiences and strengths to tell the story of the undead rising in late 19th century America. The world of Revelation Trail encompasses a feature film, an award-winning web series and an in-development online video game. This passion project has been produced — completely independently — over the course of six years.

Check out a new trailer for the feature film right here!

As mentioned, this project has been an ongoing collaborative effort, for several years now, and is finally paying of with a feature film, to be released soon.
If you, like me, are interested in a horror spaghetti western, then head on over to their official Youtube channel for more behind the scenes stuff and a series of the original short films!

Here is the first episode of Lillith’s Story; you can find the rest on the channel!

In 1905, a journal is discovered in the burnt shell of a home on the outskirts of Old Highland Mills. Its aged pages tell the story of Marcus and Talbicia Reynolds and Lillith, their daughter. These events occur just before the feature film, Revelation Trail.

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Seven Strangers : Soundtrack Of The Dead

Nearly a year has passed since bodies of the recently dead began returning to life. The undead now outnumber human population by 400,000 to 1. The U.S. government has set up a team of military personnel and scientists in an underground military base to prolong the existence of the human race, and perhaps find a cause or cure for the phenomenon.

However, being trapped underground does strange things to people…

In a loving tribute to every true horror geeks’ favorite Romero film, Day Of The Dead, the band Seven Strangers has concocted a beautiful album full of original eerie tunes.
Cut in with some of the most memorable lines from the classic 1983 flick, and keeping right in step with the creepy synthesized soundtrack of the film, this new release should be in the collections of all of us horror fanatics!
Don’t believe me? Well, just give ‘er a listen right here!

Told you it was cool!
The band consists of two twisted fellas, named Tom Jenner and Barry Knob, who collaborated on the keyboards, drum, bass guitar and sampler to bring this slice of retro goodness to the masses.
With samples from Day Of The Dead, Tom Savini‘s NOTLD remake, and the original Dawn Of The Dead adding that authentic feel to their creepy creation, I say these guys have put together a great album that even Bub would get down to!

Seven Strangers are talented and creative, and going places!
I just found out that they are going to be scoring the upcoming film “Flowers For The Dead”, and have a whole slew of upcoming projects on their slate!
These are the kind of independent and passionate artists that we horror fans need to get behind and support!
I can’t wait to see what else they come up with in the future, and I will be listening to Soundtrack Of The Dead on repeat while I write, if WordPress ever stops giving me fits…

Be sure and check out Seven Strangers on Facebook, to keep up with all the new stuff coming up, and you can check out the album on Soundcloud and Stereokiller if you didn’t dig on the Youtube Video above.
Great stuff that would make Romero proud!
Enjoy the music.

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The Pull List — New Comics for March 20, 2013

Hi everyone!
Welcome to another brand new weekly feature here at Horror Homework!
We are calling this one “The Pull List” and it will be published every Wednesday morning, to make you all aware of the new and interesting comic book releases each week. This one is for the true geeks!
The list that follows are the new titles that I intend to pick up this afternoon when I hit up my favorite comic shop in Claremont, A Shop Called Quest.
If you don’t know where the comic shop closest to you is, you can easily find out here, then be on your way to support your local small businesses and have some great stuff to read and admire each week.
You can thank me later.
So, here we go….

New Comics for the week of March 20th, 2013 :

Hellraiser : Dark Watch #2

Kirsty Cotton no longer rules in Hell, but her throne did not remain vacant for long. There’s a new detective working supernatural cases in Manhattan, but one with a connection to Kirsty… And who are the Puzzle Guardians?
With an interesting story credited to Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert and great artwork by Tom Garcia, this continuation of the original story of the first two films had a great first issue! Long-time Barker character Harry D’Amour even shows up in the first issue of this fascinating book.
Check out issue #2 in stores today!

Fanboys vs. Zombies #12

From Boom! Studios, this one is written by Sam Humphries and Shane Houghton with
art by Jerry Gaylord. I am not familiar with this one, but it looks like a fun series. I will pick up a few of the trades and get caught up before diving in at issue #12, which releases today.
Here is the official synopsis for this week’s issue :
What happens in Vegas, slays in Vegas… (Yup, THAT pun just happened.) The Wrecking Crew soldiers through the Strip in search of the mysterious government compound housing the contagion’s cure. But does Kurt have the group’s best interests at heart, or does he have more sinister motives?

Judge Dredd Year One #1

“The Long Hard Road” begins here! In an all-new adventure from Joe Dredd’s early days as a Mega City-One Judge, writer (and Eagle-award-winning 2000 AD Editor) Matt Smith presents a tale where “all the young juves, carry the news,” only in this case, the news is delivered with a lethal blow!

A new Judge Dredd monthly written by Matt Smith with art by Simon Coleby, in shops today!

Chew #32

One very strange and interesting book everyone should be reading.
Written by John Layman with stylish art by Rob Guillory, this book has a lot to offer.
This weeks official synopsis :
Revelations! Fights! Milkshakes!

Get it today.

Deadpool #6

If you didn’t know that Brian Posehn was writing the new Deadpool series, then you haven’t been paying attention in class!
In this week’s issue :

• The epic finale of DEAD PRESIDENTS!

• Not everyone gets out alive!

• I mean, besides the Presidents, duh.

Check it out, freaks!

All Crime #1

A look into the lives of two men drawn into a friendship through a life of crime, and driven to murder over the love of a woman. Thirty-six full-color pages of crime, cars, and killings. With a cover by Bruce Timm!
Steve Niles, writer of 30 Days Of Night and Criminal Macabre, says :
“Art of Fiction are combining all of my favorite elements into one: crime, noir, pulp, and gorgeous artwork. How can you go wrong? Check out All Crime–you won’t regret it!”

In stores today!

Savage Wolverine #3

Savage Wolverine is a great new series, written and illustrated by the amazing Frank Cho.

In this week’s issue :

• Shanna and Wolverine are separated, and Shanna teams up with…Amadeus Cho?

• Secrets about the island are revealed, but only bring up more questions.

• And, in this issue, a hero will fall!

Constantine #1

Another old character getting dusted off and polished, check out the new Constantine monthly by Ray Fawkes and Jeff Lemire with art by Renato Guedes.

Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe. What Constantine learns in this first issue will shake the very foundations of the New 52…and only he knows how to deal with it!

New series starts today!

These are the books I will be picking up today!
Keep up to date with all the newest comic book releases with this new weekly feature, The Pull List, right here at Horror Homework!
And a special thanks to all the guys at A Shop Called Quest for helping me to compile this list, and they are selling our official T-shirts right there in a real store!
Check them out on Facebook, or in person if your neck is in my woods. A very cool shop!
Catch you next time, freaks.

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Sick sculptures and more by Toby Wayne Larson

Toby Wayne Studios is owned and operated by Oregon based Toby Wayne Larson.

With a love of horror and sculpture, Toby combines the two to create high quality collectible busts, masks and various other forms of horror-inspired artwork.

His talent for capturing the terrifying and disturbed in clay and resin ensures you will be getting a truly twisted piece of horror for your collection.

The signature trait among all the products is the utmost care and attention to detail. From the finest textures on every surface of our sculpts, to the final paint and finish work — he doesn’t compromise on quality!

Multiple hours go into each piece to establish realism.
Silicone molds are made of every original sculpture and
each one is poured out of a top-grade resin.

Every sculpture, collectible & mask is completely handmade
by Toby 100% from start to finish. He hand paints using high
quality airbrush paints and techniques, then seals them to ensure they will last.
Be sure and check out Toby Wayne Studios official website for more goodness like this, and many ways to purchase these original sculptures and trinkets for yourself.
And join him on Facebook for consistent updates, and click the photo below of Toby Larson as his character “Sludge” for Nightmare Factory to see his frightening FB page…

I ordered one of the “Dictionary Of The Dead” magnets when they were released last month, and it looks great on my fridge!
Check this guy out. We are huge fans here at Horror Homework.
I suspect you will find a lot to like…

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