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Exclusive: Eli Roth’s CryptTV Gives Rise to New Horror Icon Chainsaw; Help Build His Mythology!

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Our friends over at CryptTV are doing one hell of a job bringing awesome original content to the horror world, and they’ve got a whole lot of fun in store this month. First up, they’ve just unleashed their very own horror icon, and they want you – yes, YOU – to help write his story. Read on!

We’re excited to exclusively announce that CryptTV, the digital genre network co-founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis, which produced the first ever Snapchat murder mystery, today unveiled Chainsaw – an interactive digital story that empowers horror fans to build the next iconic slasher.

In a short video released today (below), Roth shows a snippet from CryptTV’s new short, a proof of character concept about a mysterious, chainsaw-wielding slasher who terrorizes an October haunted house. The video concludes with Roth and directors Culprit Creative, who previously worked together on the murder mystery, extending a unique invitation to fans: Build Chainsaw’s backstory and mythology with YOUR ideas, and give your take on what should happen in the feature version.

How can you help build the next iconic slasher? By going to WhoIsChainsaw.com and entering your email address, you will unlock the short and be invited to submit your ideas on where Chainsaw came from and where his story should go next. However, there is a catch: There is a 48-hour time window to sign up to watch the short and enter your email before the video becomes private and CryptTV stops accepting email addresses. Roth and Culprit Creative will personally be reviewing submissions, and fans will receive email updates with story progress and be invited to give their input every step of the way.

CryptTV, which has a strategic partnership with Blumhouse Productions, is an original for digital genre network that creates content inspired by its message #WeirdIsGood. Launched in April, CryptTV primarily releases videos through its Facebook page (facebook.com/CryptTV) and has amassed over 180,000 fans.

WHO IS CHAINSAW?!

Help us create the next great slasher. Enter your email on WhoisChainsaw.com and watch the most gruesome short of October.

Posted by Crypt TV on Monday, October 12, 2015

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Exclusive: Terror Universal Dare You to Look Through the Mirrors

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Alright horror metalheads, it’s time to raise those devil horns and get ready for some Terror Universal! On hand we’ve got the exclusive video premiere for the track “Through the Mirrors”, which comes from the band’s album Make Them Bleed. Directed by Wacy Jahn, the video mixes band performance with the hallucinations and troubles of a man who clearly has some issues going on.

Jahn tells us about making the video, saying, “As a director, I was given the freedom to give my visual interpretation of what the song meant to me personally. The inner self that tortures the outer self into being something different no matter the cost. Now mix a twist of insanity into the recipe and you get the “Through the Mirrors” official Terror Universal music video.

Band member Massacre adds, “I am very pumped to be releasing the “Through The Mirrors” video, as this track is one of my favorite songs on our new album ‘Make Them Bleed’. This song showcases many of Terror Universal’s diverse sounds, as it’s brutally heavy, and also has a very anthemic and memorable chorus.

Made up of current and past members of Machine Head, Ill Niño, Soulfly, and Upon A Burning Body, Terror Universal is a metal band dedicated to combining their love of all things heavy with their passion for horror. Make Them Bleed also features guest appearances from bassists John Moyer (Disturbed) and Tony Campos (Static-X).

You can buy Make Them Bleed on Bandcamp.

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The Sinking City Update Dives Into the Cthulhu Mythos That Drives the Game

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If you’ve been following our coverage of Frogwares’ The Sinking City, you’ll know that it’s probably my most anticipated game not just of the year but of a long, long time! An open world game that lives in the aesthetic and atmosphere of H.P. Lovecraft? Consider me 100% hooked! This game ticks all the boxes of my love of horror and my love of gaming.

A new update video has been released and this one goes right into the ways that H.P. Lovecraft and his works directly influenced the game, the developers and the story players will experience. On top of that, it also goes into how Lovecraft’s themes inspired the creators at Frogwares to forge their own paths and create their own mythology and terror. It’s a wonderful video because we get to see these people take an established universe and build upon it with reverence, respect, and passion.

Seriously, if The Sinking City isn’t on your radar, you’re going to be missing out when it’s released.

Synopsis:
The Sinking City interprets and develops the themes that Lovecraft explored: the fear of monsters and the unknown, the search for occult truths and madness. In the game, players step into the shoes of a private detective investigating the disappearance of an expedition to the imaginary town of Oakmont, Massachusetts. Oakmont is a city experiencing unprecedented flooding due to supernatural forces, leaving a large portion of the city submerged. Secret societies, dangers, intrigues and monstrous creatures will stand in your way…

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Meet Ash’s Moody Teenage Daughter in New Ash vs Evil Dead S3 Trailer

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“Mom, what’s a chainsaw geek doing here?”

Marketing for the return of Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead has really been gearing up as it was just the other day that we shared a new trailer called, you know, “Gotta Gear Up.”

That trailer was quick but cool, and today we have a new quick-n-cool “Ash vs Evil Dead” trailer, this time highlighting Ash’s daughter.

The inclusion of Ash’s daughter into the splatter this new season has me excited as hell for the premiere in a few weeks. But now I just have Pearl Jam stuck in my head.

Check out the new trailer below and then let us know what you think!

The third season stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3 has new showrunners: Mark Verheiden and producer Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season three begins Sunday, February 25.

S3 synopsis:

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

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