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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Hellmouth

Hellmouth is the new one from Exit Humanity director, John Geddes. And writer of Pontypool, Tony Burgess. Hellmouth is a neo-noir horror tale, created with the usage of contrasting colors and other such visual techniques. Some would say that this is in the style of Sin City, which is helped along by the fact that the first third of the film is black and white, with a few traces of color. Personally, I would compare it to Dark Country before Sin City, but I’m one of only 5 people that bothered to see that nice little piece of horror-pulp starring Thomas Jane, so Sin City is probably a more accessible approach to explaining the style to expect. What I’m saying is, a lot of detail is focused on creating the visual style of the world, and it makes for a stunning experience. There are a few frightening scenes along the way.
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Teaser Art for Thomas Jane's Wet House

Thomas Jane is getting back in the director's chair - after Dark Country - to helm Wet House, based on a script by Jack Reher.  The film is loosely based on Charles Dickens' "The Signal-Man" and we've got a look at some teaser art inside.

The film concerns a psychiatrist treating a patient that they encounter in a Wet House that is able to predict tragic events.  As the film unfolds, the doctor starts to lose grip on their sanity and is haunted by something sinister within the establishment.

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Thomas Jane to direct horror-thriller 'The Wet House'

Thomas Jane to direct horror-thriller 'The Wet House'
Thomas Jane will direct and star in a new horror-thriller titled The Wet House.

The film is set in an institute where drug addicts beyond recovery go to die, and is loosely based on Charles Dickens's ghost story The Signal-Man, Bloody Disgusting reports.

Dickens's book tells the story of a railway worker who is haunted by a spectre that informs him of train crashes before they happen.

Jack Reher provided a screenplay for the movie, which is described as being tonally similar to the likes of Jacob's Ladder, Poltergeist and Secret Window.

Jane, best known for starring in The Punisher and Stephen King adaptation The Mist, made his directorial debut on animated feature Jonni Nitro in 2000 and helmed Dark Country in 2009.

The Wet House is yet to be given a release date.

Watch a trailer for Thomas Jane's Dark Country below:
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Thomas Jane Enters The Wet House

Thomas Jane Enters The Wet House
Former Punisher and Mist-battler Thomas Jane had a rough ride with the studio bods on his last directorial effort Dark Country. He publicly complained about the final cut and the lack of a theatrical release, but the experience doesn't seem to have burned him too badly, since he's about to head back behind the camera for The Wet House, in which he'll also star.The title refers to an establishment that's kind of the polar opposite of a rehab facility: a wet house is apparently a place where substance abusers and addicts go to die, when their afflictions place them beyond recovery. It's a new one on us, but writer Jack Reher seems confident that it's a thing. The film's story involves a doctor at the facility - presumably Jane's character - enduring a haunting and slowly losing his mind.Reher's screenplay is loosely based on, of all things, a short story by Charles Dickens.
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A Magnificent Trio Join ‘A Magnificent Death’

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Com, actor Thomas Jane showed fans his excellent short film Dirty Laundry, which saw his return as The Punisher character Frank Castle. What was perhaps lost amongst the excitement of that well-recieved short (which us here at Thn are hoping Jane is allowed another crack at Marvel’s anti-hero) was another western-thriller concept entitled A Magnificent Death From A Shattered Hand.

Well it appears Jane has been given the go ahead to move forward with a full-length feature based on that idea, although with a now shortened title of A Magnificent Death. Not only will he make his second directorial effort (after cult indie thriller Dark Country), but Jane will also star.

Joining Jane so far are a couple of acting greats in three time Oscar-nominee Nick Nolte and Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons. No word yet on the roles they are set to play but
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Comics: Dark Country Reviewed

Way back in July I had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Bradstreet and discuss several of the past, present and future projects that were happening at Raw Studios. One of the projects which we discussed in depth was the graphic novel for Dark Country. They had just released it in time for the San Diego Comic-Con and I was one of the first to get my grubby little hands on it! Dark Country may sound familiar to some, especially fans of Thomas Jane, as he acted and directed a film of the same name that was released back in 2009. What you may not know is that Thomas Jane's Dark Country film was inspired by the short story written by Tab Murphy. Thomas Ott's graphic storytelling in Dead End and Greetings from Hellville were also hugely inspirational when it came to directing Dark Country. The fact that
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Preview Pages from Dark Country

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The Dark Country movie was released a few years back and was directed by Thomas Jane, who also starred in the movie, along with Lauren German and Ron Perlman. A graphic novel was released earlier this year, featuring art from Thomas Ott, and we’ve been given a preview to share with our readers.

“At the end of the road… the nightmare truly begins. In 2007, actor/filmmaker Thomas Jane went off to New Mexico to film his noir/suspense film, Dark Country, a twisted, psycho-noir about a couple forced to deal with a dead body en route from Vegas. The result was a mind bending, idiosyncratic, EC Comic-style ride into the noirish landscape of damnation. In an effort to create a new experience, Jane had the artist adapt the original short story by Tab Murphy that inspired the film. Thomas Ott’s adaptation is presented in his signature ‘silent’ format,
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Comic Book Release List – Week of September 19, 2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

12-gauge Comics

Afflicted Gn (not verified by Diamond), $12.99

Archie Comics

Archie Double Digest #233 (not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Select Volume 6 Tp (not verified by Diamond), $11.99

Sonic Universe #44, $2.99

Aspen Comics

Dead Man’s Run #3 (Cover A Tony Parker), $3.50

Dead Man’s Run #3 (Cover B Jason Fabok), $3.50

Barron’S Education Series

Complete Guide To Figure Drawing For Comics And Graphic Novels Sc, $24.99

Bongo Comics

Simpsons Comics #194, $2.99

Boom! Studios

Extermination #4 (Cover A Trevor Hairsine), $3.99

Extermination #4 (Cover B Tom Derenick), $3.99

Extermination #4 (Cover C Michael Gaydos), Ar

Extermination #4 (Cover D Tom Derenick Black & White), Ar

Extermination #4 (Cover E Trevor Hairsine Black & White), Ar

Extermination #4 (Cover F John Cassaday Sketch Cgc 9.8), Ar

Higher Earth Boom Builder Pack (Issues 1-3), $2.99

Peanuts Volume 2 #2 (Of
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They Deserve Better: Ten Actors Who Should Be Superstars!

Some of us here at Thn often get our panties in a pickle when we see some of the talentless goons gracing our small and silver screens. We don’t want to name and shame (perhaps that could be a follow-up feature), but for now we’re taking a look at some of our favourite unsung heroes and heroines – those who perhaps have been unlucky with high-profile projects, and a few supporting actors who may not have had the chance to shine as a major lead in a big-budget blockbuster or dramatic epic.

Now before we start, we want to state that all these actors make a steady living working in television and/or film still, and some have for many years. We are not saying they’re deadbeats living on the streets unable to find work – they’re a successful bunch in there own niche way. But these are
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Dirty Laundry: Thomas Jane Makes His Own Punisher Short Film

Thomas Jane seems to be the latest actor who, faced with a lack of decent roles being offered to him, has decided to turn to writing and directing instead. A couple of years back, he started up his own production company, Raw Studios, and directed a film called Dark Country. Now he is also reportedly working on a western called A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand, and at Comic-Con this past weekend he unveiled a new short film called Dirty Laundry. It's not your ordinary short film, however: it finds him reprising the role of Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher. While I'm generally not interested in fan films, I can appreciate that Thomas Jane did this just for fun and out of love for the character. It's a shame that his turn as Frank Castle in the 2004 film The Punisher wasn't particularly well-received, but fans really seem to embracing this.
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Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Keep it Raw

Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Keep it Raw
I sat down with Raw Studios creators Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and Tim Bradstreet (Hellblazer) on Thursday to talk about their visions for film, comic books, and stories that become both, such as the Twilight Zone-esque Dark Country. These two are intensely involved in their creative work and very dedicated to dark storytelling. They’re also Monster Kids, through and through. Huzzah!

Famous Monsters. You hear so much about Comic-Con having becoming this gigantic, mainstream, corporate thing with toy companies and whatnot… I have comic creator friends who complain that it’s not the way it used to be. How does Raw Studios still fit into Comic-Con for you?

Tim Bradstreet. We fit in against the wall, don’t we, Tom?

Thomas Jane. That’s right. We’re up against the wall. Literally. Creators have been getting pushed out of Comic-Con, and that’s why Trickster was
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Tim Bradstreet and Thomas Jane Talk The Punisher and Much More!

There’s a lot to do at Comic-Con. From panels, screenings, checking out the floor and gawking at cosplayers, it’s pretty much impossible to do even a fraction you want to. But every year, no matter what, I always make it a point to go check out the Raw Publishing booth.

It’s small, not flashy, and usually tucked away. But it’s there where Raw head honchos, Tom Jane (The Punisher, *61, Stander) and Tim Bradstreet, hang out for a good chunk of the week. Selling and signing books, interacting with fans, and generally just being cool dudes.

This year at Comic-Con I had the awesome chance to sit down and chat with Tom and Tim about their current and upcoming projects, as well as a super-secret panel that’s happening this Saturday. Check it out!

Dread:You’ve got something secret going here at Comic-Con, some kind of big top secret project.
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A Possibly Retiring Thomas Jane Adds Nick Nolte and Jeremy Irons to His ‘A Magnificent Death From a Shattered Hand’

Thomas Jane‘s directorial debut, Dark Country was a promising introduction for Jane as a director, and now three years later, he’s got another directorial feature in the works: a western. Jane described his upcoming film – which is nicely titled A Magnificent Death From a Shattered Hand - as “a classic Western with all the stuff I like it.” Based on what he seems to like, that probably involves men acting like real men. A few months ago Jane mentioned his plans for a possible 3D Western, and when we asked for an update on the project, he said it’ll probably shoot this year, with Nick Nolte involved as well, “I wrote a Western, and I wrote it for Nick Nolte. I sent it to Nick Nolte, and he loved it. I’m hoping to shoot that sucker this year. If it doesn’t happen this year, well, it
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Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Set To Stir Things Up At Sdcc 12

Thomas Jane, known from the hit HBO show "Hung" and for his portrayal of Frank Castle in 2004's "The Punisher," is returning to Comic Con to release his two new graphic novel titles and prove his loyalty to his fans and craft. Jane won't be staying long at the Con, as after his Saturday Night Celebrity Panel and Surprise Screening he will be forced to leave San Diego prior to suffering the wrath of Hollywood Suits who are sure to be enraged by Jane's personal screening that pays homage to the art of comic book characters and not Hollywood cash! Before he shares his secret he will also be promoting his latest comic book projects from Raw Studios along with partner Tim Bradstreet: graphic novel's Dark Country and Bad Planet - Volume 2: Apocrypha. Note that I will be sitting down with Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet on Friday,
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Comic-Con 2012 Programming: Saturday July 14

Comic-Con 2012 Programming: Saturday July 14
And now we have the Saturday programming for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. For the full rundown on the Con’s website, go here. But I’ve accumulated the highlights, featuring a myriad of our favorite upcoming and ongoing film and TV projects like: After Earth, Planet Of The Apes, Once Upon A Time, True Blood, Hannibal, Mockingbird Lane, Pacific Rim, The Hobbit, Grimm, Being Human, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, The Following, Iron Man 3 and Revolution. Check it out below.

10:00-11:00 After Earth— Enter the world of After Earth with an in-depth panel that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the universe of the upcoming film and comic book. With the film now in post-production and set to hit theaters next June, screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and director of photography Peter Suschitzky(The Empire Strikes Back) will discuss the making of the film. They will be
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The Sdcc 2012 Fright Schedule And Beyond – Saturday

Well, Saturday’s schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic Con is now live. So far, we’ve been reporting horror specific events and panels scheduled for the convention. Saturday’s schedule is interesting, though. While they have enough fright themed panels slated for the day, we noticed that Saturday would be better presented as a mixed bag. With everything from Django Unchained and True Blood, to the much anticipated Silent Hill movie sequel and a nerdsplosive panel featuring Roger Corman And William Shatner, Saturday looks like it’ll hold up it’s end of the bargain as being an all out blast!

Seriously, there’s so much to highlight! I’m just going to shut up and command you to check out the list we compiled below.

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One— Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Day 3 (July 14) Schedule Now Live

Another day, another schedule for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Next up is Day 3 - Saturday, July 14th - which is just about as chock-full of events for the horror crowd as Friday the 13th!

As always, our focus is the horror panels, but included are a few others that we think will be of interest as well. Remember that times and participants are subject to change so keep your eyes on the official Sdcc site for updates. And hopefully they'll provide a fix soon for the Sdcc smartphone app - in years past it's been extremely helpful.

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One— Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer form of conflict than a good ol' fisticuffs-style brawl-or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, or even two chicks pulling each other's hair. How do you put that much action down on
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Exclusive: Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Name Their Top 5 Horror Artists

Exclusive: Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Name Their Top 5 Horror Artists
I recently spoke with actor, director and comic book publisher Thomas Jane and his Raw Studios partner, artist Tim Bradstreet, about their new graphic novel Dark Country (pictured above); illustrated by the ferociously talented Swiss scratchboard artist Thomas Ott and based on the Tab Murphy short story that Jane also adapted into his 2009 feature film directorial debut. I'll have that interview ready for you to read on FEARnet next week, but in the meantime I want to share with you Jane and Bradstreet's picks for the top 5 horror artists of all time. Most of whom are, unsurprisingly, horror comic artists. Check out their selections after the jump. Here's what Raw Studios' Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet had to...
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Dark Country Graphic Novel Available from comiXology

Actor Thomas Jane and artist Tim Bradstreet’s Raw Studios have entered into an exclusive digital distribution agreement with comiXology for all of their comic book and graphic novels. To celebrate, the Dark Country graphic novel is now available as an exclusive digital debut across comiXology’s entire platform (iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, the Web).

From the Press Release:

Thomas Jane fans will be familiar with Dark Country, the title of his 2009 directorial debut, a twisted, psycho-noir about a couple forced to deal with a dead body en route from Vegas. Both the film and graphic novel are based on a short story written by Tab Murphy; Jane conceived of the film and graphic novel adaptions as stand-alone endeavors with unique artistic interpretations.

Dark Country has long been a passion project of mine. In 2009 I was able to make the film a reality. And today, with Thomas Ott’s amazing work,
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Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Talk Dark Country, Alien Pig Farm Movie with David Gordon Green, The Magnificent Death, and the Future of Comics

The first time I met Thomas Jane, he was swaggering barefoot through a hall at Comic-Con, answering questions for an hour after the midnight screening of his film, Give ‘Em Hell, Malone. During our first interview, last year at the Saturn Awards, he told Joel Silver and Sylvester Stallone to go shoot themselves before lamenting some of the lesser films he has been a part of and promising to only make projects he wanted to make from now on. “If someone’s gonna screw it up, it should be me,” said Jane. But it doesn’t look like he’s screwing anything up just yet. Yesterday afternoon, I got on the phone with Jane (The Punisher, Hung) and his Raw Studio’s compatriot, Tim Bradstreet (Eisner Award-winning cover artist for, Hellblazer) to discuss their company’s new digital distribution deal with Comixology and their premiere release, a graphic novel adaptation of Jane’s directorial debut,
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