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Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago’s Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

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Chicago-area horror fans, check this out. The fine folks behind Flashback Weekend just made two very cool announcements! Read on for details!

Not only has the lost anthology flick Pulsepounders that has never been seen before by ANYONE finally been located, but a restoration was recently completed and one of the installments from the film is set to have its world premiere on August 11th during Flashback.

Pulsepounders, created by Charles Band in 1987-1988 during the height of Empire Pictures, was comprised of several short films including Trancers: The Unseen Sequel, The Dungeonmaster Sequel and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, but the film never saw the light of day due to unforeseen circumstances. Band recently rediscovered the anthology and has spent the last year working on restoring all three films so that fans can finally have the opportunity to see them.

The first restoration, The Evil Clergyman, is also set to world premiere during the 10th Annual Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention on August 11th at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18. The film reunites Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and David Gale from Re-Animator and also stars iconic character actor David Warner; Charles Band (composer of Puppet Master and Re-Animator) has even created a new throwback score to accompany the restoration.

Director and Full Moon founder Charles Band, stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, and composer Richard Band will all be on hand to present The Evil Clergyman during the historic screening.

For those of you who are unable to be in Chicago for Flashback Weekend, fear not- a DVD release date of October 9, 2012, is planned for The Evil Clergyman with restorations of Trancers: The Unseen Sequel and The Dungeonmaster Sequel to follow.

Check out some original footage stills from The Evil Clergyman below; for more information visit Flashback Weekend Online or call (847) 647-3124.

Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago's Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago's Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago's Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago's Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

Lost Anthology Flick Pulsepounders Has Been Found & Restored! H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman to World Premiere at Chicago's Flashback Weekend on August 11th!

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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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