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#SDCC16: FX Bringing American Horror Story VR Experience, 25′ Tall The Strain Statue, and More!

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Lately one of the biggest players at the San Diego Comic-Con has been FX Networks with its awesome displays in the Hilton Bayfront Park located adjacent to the Convention Center, and this year they are really amping things up with a 25-foot tall “The Strain” exhibit and a virtual reality “American Horror Story” experience.

Read on for the details of all the FX sights you’ll be able to see at the 2016 SDCC.  Can’t make it to the show? Don’t worry… we’ll be sure to provide plenty of photos and play-by-play reports!

From the Press Release:
FX Networks is headed to the City in Motion, bringing innovative activations and live entertainment to San Diego this July!

The network will take center stage at the Hilton Bayfront Park during San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2016, with groundbreaking activations and installations of fan-favorite shows “American Horror Story,” “The Strain,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Archer,” and “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.” FXhibition will transport guests to each FX series through a visually arresting, one-of-a-kind interactive art space featuring the riveting “American Horror Story” Fearless VR Experience.

For attendees who love a thrill, “American Horror Story” will curate a virtual reality experience unlike any other that takes participants on a unique journey through terrifying encounters inspired by the hair-raising series. The AHS Fearless VR Experience will be an opportunity for “American Horror Story” fans to become a part of their favorite show and test the boundaries of their own fear. To avoid waiting in long lines, fans can reserve a spot at AHSReservations.com, beginning July 19th.

FXhibition will also offer Comic-Con revelers iconic photo opportunities with some of the network’s most beloved series. Art installations include:

  • “The Strain” will erect a 25-foot “infected” Lady Liberty statue.
  • “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’s” turbulent rock culture will be illustrated through a dramatic larger-than-life installation, featuring a smashed guitar with broken pieces several feet in size for a life-size exhibit.
  • On display in the FX Sculpture Garden, fans can take advantage of social media worthy photo opportunities with iconic characters sculpted as busts including “The Strain’s” Quinlan, the White Nun from “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Archer’s” Pam Poovey, “Man Seeking Woman’s” Troll, Clown from “Baskets,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Frank Reynolds as the “troll” character from The Nightman Cometh.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Paddy’s Pub will offer an escape from the heat, providing water on tap for fans to stay cool throughout the day. A real bar will house the water taps, and consumers will receive a branded collapsible cup to enjoy their drink. The FX Lounge will also be available throughout the day to provide shade and entertainment, where guests can rest their feet in seating inspired by some of the world’s most iconic chairs re-interpreted as notable props from various FX series, including the “American Horror Story: Hotel” Mattress as a Barcelona Bench and “Archer’s Martini Olive” as an Oliva Chair.

On Saturday, July 23, FX will host a broadcast of “Archer Live!” at the FXHibition space as part of a special “silent disco” featuring light-up headphones, setting the park aglow for a late night screening. The first 300 people who arrive will receive an “Archer” 4-in-1 blanket.

For details and more information on how to be a part of the FXHibition experience, visit FXSDCC.com.

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Exclusive Clip: Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film Gets High in the Shower

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All right, you party hardy folks from Brooklyn… this one should speak volumes to you and your sinful, decadent, and raucous ways! Today we’ve got an exclusive clip from the upcoming psychedelic horror title Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film, which sees one of the characters getting high in a bathroom and then thinking he’ll pull a prank on his friends. However, it turns out that he’s never seen Psycho because we all know what happens when you’re in the shower and someone mysterious enters the bathroom! You can see the grisly action for yourself below.

There will be special screenings of Psychotic! at the Nitehawk Theater in Williamsburg on January 25th, Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint on the 26th, and Videology on the 27th. The film will come to VOD platforms on January 26th.

Written and directed by Derek Gibbons and Maxwell Frey, Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film stars Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Cirocco Dunlap, Maria Wojciechowski, Dani Grace, Adam Maid, Rafael Cruz, Chris Prine, Aldous Davidson, and Rachel Laforest.

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The rent is high, but the body count is higher in Psychotic!, the suspenseful psychedelic slasher that follows a group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters as they’re stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer.

It’s up to struggling artists Tim and Stuart to figure out who keeps killing the life of the party. Blood-soaked mayhem ensues as our heroes barely make the rent on time, search for love (in all the wrong places), and try to salvage their friendship – all while trying to unravel the mystery and stay one step ahead of the next massacre.

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Witness the Evolution of Jason Voorhees in New Animated Video

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I love Jason Voorhees.

And what makes Jason my favorite of all horror movie villains is that, unlike Freddy, Michael, and Leatherface, Jason has evolved a f*cking ton over his cinematic lifespan.

Changing from a bald kid in a lake, to a backwoods butcher with a love for potato sacks, to an unstoppable zombie force, Jason has come a long way, baby. And today’s animated video is all about celebrating Jason’s evolution in a fun, informative way.

Do you have any “non-horror” friends that are interested in the story of Jason but will never watch the films with you? Then here is the cute widdle video from Tell It Animated just for them. You’ll enjoy it too.

You can give the fun video a watch below and then let us know what you think!

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Jason Voorhees has changed a lot since his first appearance in Friday the 13th. From skinny child to hockey mask slasher to rebuilt space Jason and back again, this video goes through his progression.

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Exclusive: Uncrossing Rock Out in Get It From Me

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Alright rockers, we’ve got something just for you here! Today, we’re happy to premiere “Get It From Me” from new rock group Uncrossing, which features Activator guitarist Jared Drace! The track comes from the band’s upcoming self-titled EP and it’s a moderately paced, sludgy, doomy track that features strong female vocals. If you’re in the mood for something to get you through the rest of today until the weekend hits, head on down and hit ‘Play’!

Drace tells Dread Central, “Musically, this was a fun one to come up with just because it’s a total mish-mashing of influences, well of MY influences at least. I mean there’s a solid Type O Negative-style chug for the verse and an outro riff that has a kind of Tool-vibe to it, and that’s not even mentioning the melodic beer commercial-like solo in the middle which is definitely a side-effect of listening to too much In Flames & Arch Enemy in my youth! But assembled together and with everyone putting their own stamp on it, we get something that ends up sounding like an Uncrossing song.

Uncrossing’s self-titled 3-track EP will be available for streaming and free download on February 9. You can follow the band on Facebook or Instagram.

If you want to check out the band, you can see them on February 10 at Lucky 13 in Brooklyn, NY.

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