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Exclusive: Coffin Carousel Rock Your Halloween in “Skull Candy”



We’ve been making a lot of movie suggestions for you this Halloween. However, for those of you who are hosting parties and don’t want to put movies on in the background but would rather have a solid music playlist, this post is for you!

We’ve teamed up with Melbourne, Australia “horror-rock punk doom-pop” outfit Coffin Carousel to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for their track “Skull Candy”! The song comes from the band’s second full-length album Between Death & Dead, which came out October 13th via Eclipse Records.

Singer and director Howard Von Noise tells Dread Central, “Filming Skull Candy was a great experience. I got to develop a short story idea at a great location in Melbourne, Australia called Cabinet of Curiosities, which is a tattoo shop, burlesque school, and recording studio. Madam Dreadful, who acted as one of the surgeons in the music video, runs her burlesque school there and her husband, who has been doing all my latest tattoo work, runs his tattoo studio out of there also. It has all these oddities and spooky bones spread all over the walls which gives it a creepy feel.

We basically just turned up and started filming as all the props were already there. Bringing together the concept of having candy pulled from my skull and a downtown creepy “Sin City-esque” doctor’s surgery was a lot of fun. I had the band’s stage dancers Madam Dreadful and Miss Holly Wouldn’t act out scenes taking blood samples and removing my brains. Again, continuing my obsession with the Toxic Avenger, we featured the green goo that has appeared in previous music videos the band has done. The green goo is essentially colored pudding and tastes really sweet.

Conceiving, directing and also editing the music video was a great challenge to bring all the ideas to life. It was a lot of fun in the end mainly because we captured everything we planned to film and it all worked, considering the budget was low. In the end, we got a great horror-inspired music video with some subtle Tim Burton/Addams Family vibes in there as well as the life-size coffin and our trademark smoky feel.

You can buy Between Death & Dead via the band’s official website.

Coffin Carousel online:

Tour dates:
Nov 17 – Northcote VIC Australia @ 24 Moons (w/ Shiv-r, Snuff)
Nov 18 – Bendigo, VIC Australia @ MusicMan Megastore (Music Man Moshfest w/ The Eternal & more)
Dec 2 – Sydney NSW Australia @ The Bald Faced Stag (Darkcell’s Psycho Circus w/ Darkcell, Our Last Enemy)

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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