Eibon Press’ BOTTOMFEEDER is a Skin Crawling Experience

As another year comes to an end, it’s time once again to look back and ask, “What was the best horror movie of 2018?” Well, if you’re an unrepentant gorehound, creature feature fanatic, or exploitation film addict, you might be surprised to find that this year’s best horror movie wasn’t actually a motion picture at all. It was a comic book.

The first completely original title from Eibon Press, the same publisher behind the recently released comic adaptations and continuations of grindhouse classics Zombie, The Gates of Hell, and Maniac, Bottomfeeder is as explosively cinematic as it is unrelentingly grim. From artist Pat Carbajal’s detail-packed widescreen panels to the all-star cast of cult film actors (more on that in a moment) right on down to the three-issue run echoing a movie’s three-act structure, the only way Bottomfeeder could feel more like a big screen (or at least straight-to-video) motion picture is if it was published as a flip-book.

None of this is surprising when you take into account that Bottomfeeder was originally penned as a screenplay by Stephen Romano (writer of, among other things, the Phantasm: Overminds comic and the Masters of Horror episode “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road”), which was left unproduced for years due to its extreme content.

Where the translation from script to film likely would have limited Bottomfeeder’s scope and left its nastiest bits on the cutting room floor, the choice to reimagine it as a comic book allows Romano and the Eibon Press crew to be as filthy, gratuitous, and exploitative as they want to be. Unburdened by the limits of a filming budget, their imaginations are limited only by what Carbajal can draw. And can Carbajal can draw a lot.

Indeed, one of his most striking skills is his ability to render lifelike portraits of real people, something that Bottomfeeder takes full advantage of. Rather than being just another fictional face dreamed up out of thin air, main character Joe Angell is “played” by actor Joe Pilato (most famous as the sleazy Captain Rhodes in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead). Some editions of the comic’s various issues come with extras like download codes for audio files featuring Pilato himself reciting Angell’s dialogue in-character.

Other members of Bottomfeeder’s “cast” include Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Clu Gulager (The Return of the Living Dead, Feast), Trent Haaga (Killjoy Goes to Hell, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV), Zoe Lund (Ms. 45, Special Effects), Joe Spinell (Maniac, The Last Horror Film), and even Italian child actor Giovanna Frezza (The House by the Cemetery, Demons).

When we first meet Pilato in the role of crooked cop Angell, he’s drinking on the job, snorting coke off his hand, taking bribes to look the other way while toxic waste is dumped into the bay, and coldly murdering a co-conspirator for trying to double-cross him. A true blue hero, this guy ain’t. Instead, Angell is a drain-circling scumbag with a talent for creative vulgarity and a weakness for hard drugs and prostitutes. He’s also a disillusioned, self-loathing war veteran traumatized by the loss his child to a psychotic kidnapper.

A complex character, one that is hard to sympathize with but also hard not to; it’s hard to imagine a character like Angell making his way to the silver screen without some producer demanding he be “softened.” Ultimately, though, the title of Bottomfeeder refers as much to him as it does the tendril-swinging, acid-spewing monster that’s terrorizing the hellhole city of San Lucifer, California.

Oh yes, there is a monster.

Bottomfeeder’s promotional material frequently refers to its story as “Bad Lieutenant meets Humanoids from the Deep.” Angell covers that first part quite nicely, while the second part comes in the form of a hulking amphibious mutant that turns every scene it’s in into a chunkblower Jackson Pollock painting of blood splatter and flying viscera. Undoubtedly, if there’s one thing that Carbajal does even better than realistic portraiture it’s extreme gore.

Shattered bones jut out of mangled bodies as disemboweled torsos vomit out loops of intestines, all in hideous, horrible, gleefully grotesque detail. Spawned from the very same pollutants Angell himself turned a blind eye to, the monster cuts a swath through the city in pursuit of its savage, primal impulse to reproduce, turning both men and women and even animals into suffering, desiccated hosts for its growing young.

Of course, there’s more to Bottomfeeder than just a tale of man versus monster: Government corruption. Ghostly hallucinations. A depraved mayor with a dark secret. An apocalyptic mad-science master plan that riffs on H.P. Lovecraft’s Deep Ones. And a shockingly hard-hitting, surprisingly philosophical ending that ties it all together with one final bleak, lyrical note. But the most important thing Bottomfeeder has is balls. Big, swingin’, sweaty, ugly, gross, hairy balls. And the willingness to teabag you in the face with ‘em every chance it gets.

As mainstream news outlets trip all over themselves with fawning praise for the recent upswing in “elevated horror,” Bottomfeeder offers an uncompromising indulgence into raw meanness for those who still like their horror stories grisly, shocking, raunchy, and disturbing. It’s the hardest of hardboiled noir nihilism mixed with the most exploitative of exploitation film hedonism, not a love letter but a lust letter to the films of Abel Ferrara and Roger Corman, and to comics like Gore Shriek and Verotika.

It’s not for everyone, and it revels in that fact. But if you’ve ever lamented not being around for the golden age of the 42nd Street grindhouses, Bottomfeeder drips with enough filth, jizz, blood, and grime to give any NYC porno theater a run for its money. It’s an experience that will make your skin crawl, but you won’t forget it any time soon.

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1984’s ‘Night of the Comet’ is a Holiday Treat That’s Perfect for Christmastime Watching

‘Tis the season to revisit an ‘80s gem; Night of the Comet. The recent announcement that a remake is in the works would be enough of a reason to give this a watch, but Night of the Comet also happens to be an entry in Christmas horror that gets overlooked every year in favor of more traditional options.

Originally released in November of 1984, the plot sees the Earth passing through the tail of a comet 11 days before Christmas. The event is a huge deal, as the last time it happened it wiped out the dinosaurs, and almost everyone decides the smart course of action is to have comet watching parties outdoors. The comet successfully wipes out most of humanity, leaving valley girl sisters Regina and Sam to readapt to a post-apocalyptic world of zombies and mad survivors.

Set in southern California, Night of the Comet doesn’t have the usual Christmas movie aesthetic. There’s no snow or winter wonderland. This is what Christmas looks like in a warmer climate. Our intro to 18-year-old heroine Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) is set against a decorated Christmas tree in the movie theater where she works, while she maintains her high score on the theater’s Tempest arcade game. Her 16-year old sister Sam (Kelli Maroney) is stuck at home with their wicked stepmother, who’s hosting a holiday-turned-comet watch party. Both sisters manage to spend the night in steel encased rooms, sparing their lives from the comet’s genocide. After fighting off a talking zombie in the alley, Regina makes her way home across the empty city, and passes abandoned cars still playing Christmas songs on the radio.

The presence of Christmas perpetually looms over Regina and Sam’s journey as they take shelter in a radio station, meet fellow survivor Hector (Robert Beltran), and embark on a girls-only shopping spree set to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The latter of which involves the sisters dancing in front of a large department store Christmas tree. A major turning point in the movie sees Hector returning from a trip to find his family, and discovers Regina has been taken by mysterious scientists. He’s dressed fully in a Santa Claus suit and bearing gifts for the girls. The third act, while set in an underground research facility, takes place on Christmas day.

The unconventional take on the major holiday is appropriate of a wholly unconventional post-apocalyptic horror film. Writer/director Thom Eberhardt eschewed the bleakness that usually saturates the sub-genre in favor of upbeat lightheartedness (which also feels seasonally appropriate). The zombies in this movie retain their humanity and have the ability to talk, at least for a while. Regina and Sam are tough girls when faced with opposition, and their valley girl persona hides unexpected intelligence. It means their adversaries continually underestimate them. Regina and Sam served as inspiration to Joss Whedon when creating iconic vampire slayer Buffy Summers.

Night of the Comet is a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, though it does place emphasis on family. It’s distinctly ‘80s, so it’ll be exciting to see how Orion Pictures and writer Roxanne Benjamin update it for modern audiences. As it stands though, this ‘80s gem makes for a fun Christmas treat that gives a rare glimpse into the sunnier side of the holiday, and an entertaining blend of humor, adventure, and horror.

A Geisha Kills in Exclusive Clip from Horror Anthology TERROR TALES

The horror anthology craze of the early 2010s may have cooled some as we reach the tail end of the decade, but there are still some incredible offerings coming down the pike. Fans of anthologies and Christmas-themed horror movies received All the Creatures Were Stirring in December and, now, we’re getting word that Terror Tales will be arriving on VOD platforms January 8th. Sounds like a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Written and directed by Jimmy Lee Combs, Terror Tales brings together cast members from classic horror properties like Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1 & 2, George Romero’s The Crazies, Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Critters 2 and more.

Today, we’re pleased to share an exclusive clip from Terror Tales. While Geishas are known for their intellect and creativity, this one has murder on her mind. Her weapon of choice is both shocking and apropos. Give it a look-see at the top of the article. You can read the full synopsis for Terror Tales below and the trailer at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

Synopsis:
When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath (Christopher Showerman, “Supergirl”) who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.

 During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry, “Shivers”) on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the ’80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten, “Sleepaway Camp”) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity (Yan Birch, “Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs”) is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps to another causing an epidemic of possessions being reported.

 With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness? Your sanity will be tried and tested in Terror Tales.

Are you a fan of horror anthologies? What do you think of our exclusive clip from Terror Tales? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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R.L. Stine Reflects On the ‘Goosebumps’ Movie That Tim Burton Almost Produced in the ’90s

Beginning in 1995, R.L. Stine‘s mega popular Goosebumps stories began exploding onto the small screen, but the road to the big screen wasn’t as easy. Though attempts at film adaptations date back to the 1990s, it wasn’t until 2015 that the very first Goosebumps movie was finally unleashed into theaters, and a sequel of course followed earlier this year.

The earliest iteration of a feature adaptation was in the early-mid ’90s, when Tim Burton was on board to produce. Speaking with Cinema Blend, Stine reflects on that project.

We had a movie deal to do a Goosebumps movie, and I can’t tell you what year it was,” Stine told the site. “It was like at the height of Goosebumps, back in ’94, ’95, around there, and we actually had a deal with Fox to do a movie, and Tim Burton who was going to be the producer. We had a big meeting, and I thought, ‘Oh, that’ll be great. Tim Burton and Goosebumps. It’ll be great.’ And we had a nice meeting with him, and we had a great time and we talked about what we should do, and then nothing happened.

Stine continued, “He got involved in some Superman project (Superman Lives, starring Nicolas Cage) that also never happened. He was going to do Superman, and then we never heard from him again. That was the end of it. I think we were going to do a new story, but use some of the elements. But we never got that far, you know? It’s very strange. I don’t know. People couldn’t figure out for a long time which story to do, what should we do. And then Goosebumps wasn’t as popular, and then it came back.”

Fangoria Launching New Audio Fiction Podcast THE NARROW CAVES on the Audioboom Originals Network

Akin to the pre-television days when families gathered around the towering radios in their living rooms to listen to their favorite dramas, modern-day podcasts offer just as much storytelling immersion as their visual counterparts. In their first foray into the exciting world of podcasting, Cinestate’s Fangoria is teaming up with Audioboom and Shudder to release a new eight-episode audio drama, The Narrow Caves, on December 20th, based on a script from S. Craig Zahler and featuring the voice talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Will Patton, Lili Simmons, and Wyatt Russell.

Press Release: New York, NY — December 14, 2018 — FANGORIA, which was recently acquired by the Texas-based production company CINESTATE, launches horror podcast The Narrow Caves as part of the Audioboom Originals Network. The podcast is sponsored by Shudder, the on-demand video subscription service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles owned and operated by AMC Networks.

Adapted from a script by award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Wraiths of the Broken Land), The Narrow Caves features voice acting by Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Will Patton (Armageddon, Falling Skies), Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk, Banshee) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some, Black Mirror). Binary Reptile provides the haunting score to the eight-episode series.

“The Narrow Caves is the first Audiostate ever released, a new type of content that combines the immersive quality of Hollywood films with the intimacy of audio, creating an ‘ear-movie’ experience,” says CINESTATE & FANGORIA CEO Dallas Sonnier. “Top talents from film and television have brought their years of storytelling experience to the podcast, bringing these characters to life and setting them on a lurid yet gorgeous path.”

The podcast follows two college students, Walter and Ruby, who are drawn to each other despite an antagonistic initial encounter. Their strange bond grows stronger when Walter joins Ruby on a holiday trip to her home in upstate New York, where a living darkness inhabits the woodlands that surround her family’s mansion. This engrossing and unpredictable blend of mystery, horror, and romance subverts the idea of “fated love” while exploring strange compulsions, intense desires, and ancient mysteries best left buried deep in the earth.

“Since launching the Audioboom Originals Network in 2017 we’ve experienced great success with everything from sci-fi comedies to improvised courtroom dramas and The Narrow Caves is a provocative and flawlessly produced addition to our audio fiction offerings,” said Audioboom’s VP of Content Partnerships, Brendan Regan. “We are thrilled to work with CINESTATE and introduce an internationally beloved franchise like FANGORIA to podcast fans.”

To capitalize on the cinematic quality of the series, all eight episodes of the podcast will be released at once, allowing the listener to explore the mysterious world of The Narrow Caves without interruption.

The Narrow Caves launches Thursday, December 20, 2018.

About FANGORIA

FANGORIA is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979. FANGORIA was acquired by CINESTATE, the Texas-based production company run by producer Dallas Sonnier, who re-launched the magazine in October as a print-only quarterly collectible while extending the franchise into films, podcasts, and books. FANGORIA recently wrapped production on the Grady Hendrix-penned Satanic Panic, directed by Chelsea Stardust and starring Rebecca Romijn.

About CINESTATE

CINESTATE is best known for producing S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins, and Brawl In Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Don Johnson. The company will soon release its next two features in 2019: another Zahler film, Dragged Across Concrete which premiered at the Venice Film Festival; and Henry Dunham’s The Standoff At Sparrow Creek which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

About Audioboom

Audioboom is a global podcasting platform that consolidates the business of on-demand audio, making content accessible, wide-reaching and profitable for podcasters, advertisers and brands. Audioboom operates internationally, with operations across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and addresses the issue of disparate podcast services by putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together under one umbrella, creating a user-friendly, economical experience.

Audioboom hosts over 14,000 content channels, with key partners including A+E Networks (US), An Acquired Taste (US), Associated Press (US), Astonishing Legends (US), Casefile True Crime (AUS), Chrisley Confessions(US), Edith Bowman (UK), F1:Beyond The Grid (UK), George Ezra & Friends(UK), Heston Blumenthal (UK), Jonathan Ross (UK), Moneycontrol Podcast(India), No Such Thing As A Fish (UK), Red FM (India), The Cycling Podcast(UK), The Totally Football Show (UK), The True Geordie Podcast (UK) and Undisclosed (US).

Original content produced by Audioboom includes Almost Smart with Vinny (US), And That’s Why We Drink (US), Ctrl Alt Win Podcast (India), Deliberations (US), I Almost Knew That (India), It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey (US), Mafia (US), The 45th (US), The Narrow Caves (US), The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos (UK) and The Russell Brand Podcast (UK).

The platform receives over 60 million listens per month and allows partners to share their content via Apple Podcasts, BookMyShow, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Saavn, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook and Twitter as well as their own websites and mobile apps.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates and New Partnership with Gunpowder & Sky’s ALTER

With a new year nearly upon us, it’s already time to start looking forward to the fourth annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Submissions have now opened for next year’s festival, which will run October 17th–24th and will feature a new partnership with Gunpowder & Sky’s short film and series platform ALTER.

Press Release: Following the festival’s biggest year yet, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will return October 17-24, 2019, for its fourth edition. Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway and Withoutabox for short and feature films, and badges are on sale via the official website, making for the perfect stocking stuffer!

BHFF will once again grow in 2019 with the addition of Cobble Hill Cinemas as one of our primary screening locations. The festival will continue our engagements with Nitehawk Cinema, Made in NY Media Center at IFP, and various locations throughout Brooklyn, confidently bringing together the dynamic cinephile culture that sets the borough apart.

The festival is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Gunpowder & Sky’s recently launched horror brand, ALTER. Selected short films will be eligible for review for distribution on the platform. “ALTER has quickly established itself as a premium platform for emerging, diverse, and established filmmakers and we couldn’t be more excited to help them discover the great talent we have at the festival.” said Festival Director Justin Timms.

Brooklyn Horror announces new staffing changes as Montreal-based Vanessa Meyer, Programming Manager for the Frontières Co-Production Market, joins the programming team, Development Manager Jackie Goldstein will be promoted to Director of Development, and Wynton Wong comes on as Festival Operations Manager.

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ABOUT ALTER

ALTER is a new horror brand for novel and grounded stories exploring the human condition through warped and uncanny perspectives.

Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.

Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (“Turbo Kid”); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER’s first exclusive premieres.

Projects currently in development include “50 States of Fear”, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s Scream). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.

ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY

Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.

In 2017, Gunpowder & Sky released numerous films and series, including The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, which premiered to sold-out audiences in NY and LA, and nabbed the highest per screen average for its opening weekend.

Gunpowder & Sky was also responsible for the Herbalife exposé documentary,  Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one documentary in the iTunes store; Ben Young’s  Hounds of Love, which won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature; and Spotify’s most viewed series, Drawn & Recorded. In partnership with HBO and Blumhouse Productions, Gunpowder & Sky also released two horror films, Totem and Like, Share, Follow.

Separately, the company also launched DUST, the first premium, digitally-distributed sci-fi brand showcasing thought-provoking visions of the future from both established and emerging filmmakers.

Most recently, during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival the company acquired the North American rights to Brett Haley’s (I’ll See You In My Dreams, The Hero) Hearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the bonding powers of music, and premiered Summer of ’84, the latest thriller from award-winning directors RKSS. Simultaneously, Trevor Stevens’ directorial debut, Rock Steady Row also premiered and won narrative feature jury and audience awards at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.

ABOUT THE BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is a premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough, we showcase the best new independent films, throw parties, host events, and more.

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Mandao of the Dead – USA, 2018

‘This Halloween… Jay and Jackson are going astral.’

Mandao of the Dead is a 2018 American science fiction comedy horror feature film written , directed and starring Scott Dunn. The movie also stars Alexandre Chen, Sean Liang and Gina Gomez.

A sequel, Mandao of the Damned, is apparently already in development.

Plot:

Unambitious Jay Mandao (Scott Dunn) lives frugally off his late father’s cereal royalties. He wants nothing more than to live in solitude, but is duped into taking in his adult nephew-in-law, Jackson (Sean McBride).

As Halloween approaches, Jay begins having odd dreams, and comes to find that he has the ability of astral projection. Jay and Jackson are approached by a ghost who has a small window of opportunity to reverse his death at the hands of Jackson’s murderous ex-girlfriend…

Release:

Mandao of the Dead is available exclusively on Amazon Instant Video and will be released on  iTunes in February 2019.

Reviews:

“Dunn beats the odds and delivers an impressive horror comedy that hurls the classic duo dynamic into ’90s slacker culture” Film Threat

Cast and characters:

  • Scott Dunn … Jay Mandao
  • Alexandre Chen … Raymond Mandao
  • Sean Liang … Cousin Andy
  • Gina Gomez … Fer
  • Erin Leigh Neumeyer … Mrs. Mandao
  • Marisa Hood … Maeve
  • Linda Loysen … Maeve’s Mother
  • Samara Kohne … April
  • David Gallegos … Darth
  • Sean McBride … Jackson
  • Tenoch Gomez … Dj Miguel (voice)
  • Rosa Ledesma … Lucinda
  • Max Moreno … Young Jay

Technical credits:

74 minutes | 2.35: 1

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(Video) Full Plot of Unmade HELLRAISER ORIGINS Has Been Unearthed

“In the beginning, there was darkness. Before there was man, before there was any life, there was Hell.”

Over the past few weeks, one of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, has been producing a series of videos looking at films that will most likely never come to fruition. He’s given special attention to the Hellraiser franchise, procuring not only the notoriously hard to get screenplay for Clive Barker’s unmade 2014 reboot, but a 40-page treatment that proceeded it.

Today, Mr. H reveals he’s gotten ahold of another Unholy Grail.

It’s been over 5 years since a faux trailer for a prequel film called Hellraiser: Origins set the internet aflutter. It was massive in scope and featured an intriguing new iteration of the iconic Hell Priest, Pinhead. Director Mike Le Han hoped to expand the 2-minute trailer into a feature film; when he was unable to find studio backing, he announced plans to turn Hellraiser: Origins into a short film, but that project also failed to materials.

Mr. H has unearthed a PDF of the entire plot breakdown for Hellraiser: Origins—and it’s simply fantastic. In his hypnotic baritone voice, he narrates a “blood-soaked tale of sex, magic, and esoterica.” If you haven’t seen the “trailer” for Hellraiser: Origins yet, check it out below before playing Mr. H’s exploration embedded at the top of the article.

If you can’t stream, I’ve included a brief summary at the bottom of the article.

Hellraiser: Origins takes place in a pre-biblical world where man and the older gods walk the same scorched earth. Pinhead is a human ambassador, the ruler of the Cenobites and master of the largest citadel in the land. He forces shards of metal into his chakra points as a method of meditation. After a coup attempt that sees Pinhead’s daughter and wife murdered, the Hell Priest seeks a relic that will grant him power over both a King God and a Deviant God. It culminates in an original Armageddon that sees Pinhead’s domain collapsed into “Leviathan’s seed”. Millennia later, toymaker Phillip L’Merchant discovers the “seed” in a peddler’s wagon; the peddler asks: “What’s your pleasure, Sir?”

What do you think of the plot summary for the unmade Hellraiser: Origins? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Colin Trevorrow Teases ‘Jurassic World 3,’ Which Sadly Won’t Center on Dinosaurs Destroying Cities

When I got home from seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, I excitedly wrote up an article about the film’s final moments and what they seemed to promise about Jurassic World 3, which is being directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). I had noted that Fallen Kingdom makes Jurassic World 3 one of the most exciting sequels ever promised, as this year’s film ends with several dinosaurs being set free into our world. I was envisioning a dinosaurs vs. humans war movie not unlike the Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards. Alas, it’s not happening.

Speaking with Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow just tempered those expectations a little bit.

I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city,” Trevorrow told the site. “They can’t organize. Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible—the same way we watch out for bears or sharks.”

He added, “We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago.

Emily Carmichael is writing with Trevorrow. JW 3 will be unleashed on June 11, 2021.