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Creepmaker Studios Exposes The Weak and Gives the Finger to Immortality!

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Indie horror is the genre’s life blood! The goodness that keeps horror’s heart pumping out the gooey goodness, and it’s very much alive in Creepmaker Studios’ two new projects, The Weak and the colorfully named Fuck You Immortality!

The new Italian production company will be focusing on micro/low-budget horror, action, dark comedy, and thriller genres. They also just announced a production deal with Canadian Darkside Releasing to develop a slate of four genre films. The first two are scheduled to go into production in 2018:

The Weak, directed by Tiziano Cella (Subject 0: Shattered Memories, Red Net), is a supernatural horror flick about three friends who go for a one-week trip to Italy, discovering a sanctuary in the woods and awakening an ancient satanic force.

F#ck You Immortality will mark the feature-length debut of Italian genre director Federico Scargiali. In the film a couple of old hippies are searching for Joe, a long-time friend from the ’70s who seem to be stuck in time and never aged a day since then. Through technicolor ninjas(!), bizarre metalheads, shamans, and ancient rituals, the couple embark on a journey with no turning back.

Creepmaker’s founder and producer Alan M. Cossettini commented: “We couldn’t be more excited about our collaboration with Darkside Releasing. They totally embraced our vision, and we have some great projects coming. Our first two features are currently under pre-production; we are actually casting and searching for the last locations. Get prepared for some of the craziest, frightening, challenging, and offbeat films ever!

Beside these two upcoming titles, Creepmaker Studios and Darkside Releasing are also working on Meathead, an ’80s inspired horror about a metalhead turning into a hideously deformed and shapeless meat creature, and Take Away Meltdown, a black comedy/body horror where customers of a local Chinese restaurant literally melt on their new menu.

All of these films were presented at this year’s AFM and will hit the Berlin and Cannes film markets soon. Check out the first posters below.

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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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