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DC’s The Devil’s Muse: Artist Spotlight – Jason King

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Yo, yo, Dread Central art fans! Here we are yet again highlighting one lucky artist in our weekly art spotlight.

The Devil’s Muse this week is Jason King, a self-taught artist who has always been obsessed with horror and Halloween. His specialty is sculpting, more specifically Halloween masks. Not just any old masks though, Jason’s work is on a whole ‘nother level.

One notable creation that we’d like to point out is Jason’s Nameless Ghoul mask he created for Trick Or Treat Studios this year. Ghost fans, you’ll definitely wanna check this out!

The rest of Jason’s work is equally stellar, so check out the gallery below for even more unbelievable sculpting work. Still haven’t gotten enough of this week’s Devil’s Muse? Then check out his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt, YouTube, and Twitch channel.

Don’t forget to come back next week for another Devil’s Muse!

Artist’s Bio (from Trick Or Treat Studios):

Jason King is a self-taught artist born and raised in San Diego, California.

Jason grew up watching 80s horror movies and was a natural born Halloween fanatic. He began experimenting with special effects makeup at 10 years old, terrorizing his friends and family with fake wounds and more fake blood than a child should have access to.

His first job was acting at a Halloween haunted attraction, which led to working as a makeup artist, which led to a life long interest in making Halloween masks.

In 2002 he took his tax return and turned it into mask making supplies. Two years later he was working for a costume company as a mold maker. Four years after that he was sculpting for Rubie’s Costume Company, working on the very licenses he grew up watching.

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Los Angeles Readers: Win Tickets to UPGRADE’s LA Premiere With Leigh Whannel in Attendance!

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Hey Los Angeles readers! We’ve got a pretty amazing contest available for you as we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to a random select few of you so that you can see the film at its premiere where writer/director Leigh Whannell and stars Logan Marshall-Green and Betty Gabriel will be in attendance! The event will be held at the Egyptian Theater the evening of May 30. To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below!

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and stars Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, The Invitation) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out). The film is released through BH Tilt.

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AHS 8 Will Be More Like ASYLUM and COVEN

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News has been steadily coming in regarding the upcoming 8th season of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series American Horror Story. It was just the other day that we let you guys know that Billie Lourd will be back for the new season, which begins shooting this June.

And today we have word via Deadline regarding just what the tone will be for this new season, rumored to be titled AHS: Radioactive.

It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season,” Murphy said. “We’re sort of getting back to Asylum and Coven. That’s the tone of it.”

Personally, I really enjoyed the grounded tone of AHS: Cult and I think it helped rejuvenate the series. But then again, a return to the tone of perhaps the show’s most beloved season (AHS: Asylum) is just what the series needs in the long run.

Are you excited to hear AHS 8 will be going back to the tone of Asylum and Coven? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

AHS Season 8 stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Kathy Bates, and new cast member Joan Collins, who will play Peters’ grandmother. Murphy has revealed he’s interested in casting Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family) as well.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Coming To Nintendo Switch In Japan This Week

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Although it’s already been home to a vast number of horror titles, the Nintendo Switch will finally come into the possession of the crown jewel of horror video games, as Capcom have confirmed that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be heading to the system on May 24. In Japan, at least.

Because of the limitations of the Switch hardware compared to both the PS4 and the Xbox One, the Switch version of Resident Evil 7 will only be playable by being streamed directly from Capcom’s online servers onto the physical console. Meaning that after the initial 45MB download, you’ll need to have an internet connection and be permanently online in order for it to work, so even though the Switch is a portable console hybrid, you unfortunately won’t be able to play Resident Evil 7 on the move.

In Japan, the Switch version of Resident Evil 7 will be known as Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Cloud Version, and will be priced at 2,000 yen (around $18). Once purchased, you’ll have access to the game for 180 days. There’s currently no word if you’ll be able to pay for a renewal once that time is up, or even if the Switch version will be released outside Japan, but Capcom have clearly come up with an ingenious solution to releasing more powerful games on less powerful systems, so we’re curious to see if their strategy of streaming games onto consoles catches on.

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