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Talk about quick turnarounds. Though they haven’t even had their theatrical debuts yet, Lionsgate has announced the DVD release of two of the eight films compiling this year’s crop of After Dark Originals.

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From the creators of the wildly successful After Dark Horrorfest series come two all-new original films sure to leave fans trembling in fear. On March 29th, the fear hits home as Lionsgate debuts After Dark Originals: Husk and Prowl on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. The two all-new films provide a higher quality of horror, fully developed and produced by After Dark. Husk and Prowl will both have a limited theatrical release on January 28th.

  • Husk
    Based on the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival short, terror reigns amidst the cornfields in a supernatural game of cat and mouse. When crows collide with the windshield of their car, a young group of friends are left stranded next to a desolate cornfield. The friends seek out help from the single-standing farmhouse they see, but they quickly figure out that the only solace they have are each other when the house they have stumbled upon is actually the center of the supernatural.

  • Prowl
    What’s intended to be a brief escape from their small town turns deadly for a group of young friends. While en route to the city to apartment hunt, their car breaks down and leaves the friends stranded on the side of the road. They are able to hitch a ride in the back of a cargo truck but when the driver later refuses to stop, the friends realize that they are stowed away with hundreds of cartons of blood. All too quickly the truck arrives in an abandoned warehouse where they’re left as prey for bloodthirsty vampires.

    Check out the After Dark Originals website for more!


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    Jesper Kyd Returning to Score Vermintide 2

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    From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

    Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

    Kyd was inspired by Norse mythology, utilizing ancient tribal music as well as dark fantastical elements to build upon the acoustic soundscapes he composed for the first Vermintide game. Channeling his own Scandinavian roots, Kyd will blend Viking and Norse-inspired vocals with ritualistic percussion styles to create a unique soundtrack experience.

    Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

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    Like Me – Will You Like This Dystopian Thriller?

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    Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

    Directed by Robert Mockler


    While Like Me is not dystopian in the classic science-fiction sense, it does aptly put the downer vibe across. If the present is abysmal, then the future is downright hopeless. We learn this as we follow an unhinged teenage loner called Kiya (Addison Timlin) on a hollow crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. At first the world “likes” her—with the exception of YouTube rival Burt (Ian Nelson), who disdainfully denounces her viral videos—but pride goes before the fall, and Kiya’s descent is spectacular.

    If you’ve peeped the trailer for Like Me, then you’re probably expecting a horror movie. I mean, they’ve got the requisite menacing masked baddie and they’ve got genre icon Larry Fessenden in a major role—those are a couple of the key ingredients, right? Yes they are, but this simmering, shimmering stew of Natural Born Killers, Excision and King Kelly, it boils down to a whole lotta nothing. Like Me is sort of a drama, kind of a road trip flick, and almost a thriller. It succeeds at none yet does stand on its own as a compelling collection of cool visuals and pertinent performances. But is that enough?

    While Kiya is a compelling character on the surface, there’s barebones beneath. Sure, she’s a Millennial mind-fed on random online clips and snappy soundbites—but what turned her into a psychopath? Was she born that way? Is social media to blame? We’ll never know, because not a hint is given. I don’t mind ambiguity, but even a morsel would have been welcome in this case. As Kiya ramps up her reckless exhibitionistic extremes, the stakes are never raised. In the end, who cares? Maybe that’s the point.

    A word of warning: If you plan on watching this movie while chomping snacks…don’t. There is stomach-turning scene after vomit-inducing scene of orgiastic easting, binging, and the inevitable purging. I’m sure it’s all metaphorical mastication, a cutting comment on disposable consumption. I get it. But I don’t wanna look at it, again and again and again. Having said that, Like Me is an experimental film and in its presentation of such grotesquery, it’s quite accomplished. Montages, split-screens and jittered motions are scattered throughout, showing us all sorts of unpleasant things…Kudos to the editor.

    I didn’t hate Like Me. But I do think one has to be in the mood for a movie such as this. It’s not an easy or entertaining watch, but it is a peculiar and thought-provoking one. There’s some style and mastery behind the camera, and I am curious to see what first-time writer-director Rob Mockler comes up with next.

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    Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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    It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

    From the Funko Blog:
    Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

    This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

    We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

    Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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