October 4th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Creepy Videos, Music |
Not comics related but we love a creepy video here at the Theatre of Terror. Check out ‘Selfie from Hell’ from the deranged loons at Fuck You Zombie. It’ll put you off taking selfies forever!
Absolutely blown away and drooling in anticpation at this gorgeous trailer for the live-action version of Japanese manga smash-hit Attack on Titan. Launched in 2009, AoT now towers at 17 volumes and spawned a highly successful anime adaptation. A bonkers storyline; set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures that eat humans seemingly without reason, AoT never holds back on the gore and has no problem killing off main characters in gruesome ways.
The first live-action film, titled simply “Attack on Titan,” opened Aug. 1 as the top film in the Japanese box office, earning about $4.8 million. The second film “Attack on Titan: End of the World”, opens Sept. 19 in Japan. I can highly recommend the anime series if you like your cartoon drama but this live action version…phew. Just check out the trailer for yourself.
Attack on Titan has revitalized manga publishing both in Japan and the US. The English-language edition of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga has 2.5 million copies in circulation. The English version has 15 volumes in print, whereas the original Japanese version’s first 15 volumes had 44 million copies as of April. As of July 18, the manga’s first volume has spent 107 weeks on the New York Times manga bestseller list.
GORE! KUNG FU! DINOSAURS! HITLER! HASSELHOFF! 1980s STUFF!
It’s just over half an hour of your life you’ll never get back…
I saw this for the first time earlier this year and wasn’t sure if what I was watching was a genuine silent film or some kind of cleverly shot extended music video.
The soundtrack on this version is new, composed by Colin Z. Robertson just a couple of years ago, (and it works really well), but the film itself is genuinely of the period.
It was made in 1928, directed by James Sibley Watson Jr and Melville Webber and stars Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, and Melville Webber.
How I’ve managed to remain completely unaware of its existence until now, I don’t know, but it’s an impressively expressionistic avant garde/arty farty interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story with loads of cool cinematic effects.
If you haven’t read the source material, you’ll likely have a bit of trouble understanding what’s going on, as there’s a distinct lack of title cards explaining anything, but if you’re familiar with the story, you’ll soon realise it’s actually a pretty faithful adaptation.
It’s just over 13 minutes long. Have a gander…
It’s October, which means the countdown to Hallowe’en, (and Hallowscream), has begun. Expect a whole heap of horror based postings to this blog over the coming month, starting with this catchy tune from 1982…