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Why It’s Time for a Reboot of the 1981 Movie “Heavy Metal”

Let’s be honest and say that a lot of the draw of Heavy Metal was that for adolescent males it was a chance to see cartoons that were alluring and sexually arousing in a film that was more than a few minutes long. Apart from that however it did seem to have a good story that didn’t hold up all that well thanks to the animation. Perhaps if it was given another chance however it might actually do something this time and, with the right director and animators, be given the kind of treatment it deserves. If you read the

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Tripping Over ‘Mandy’: The Insane(ly) Awesome New Nicolas Cage Movie You Should Be Dying To See [Ayt Podcast]

We can’t stress it enough, you really should go see this movie. On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I do what we love doing most on the podcast, gush our little movie nerd hearts out over a new film. We devote this whole episode to “Mandy,” an insanely enjoyable witches brew of pure genre exorcise mixed with arthouse moods and pretensions. It’s equal parts revenge narrative, love story, psychedelic drug movie and brooding dark fantasy with movie touchstones like “Mad Max,” “Hellraiser” and 1981’s animated “Heavy Metal” (and damn if this isn’t just flat-out Metal in every sense of the word).

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Second Opinion – Mandy (2018)

Mandy, 2018.

Directed by Panos Cosmatos.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Ned Dennehy, Linus Roache, Richard Brake and Bill Duke.


Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy fulfills our loudest request of a Nicolas Cage feature: free the berserker. “The berserker,” of course, being Cage’s monster performance bravado built on deranged outbursts, violent mood swings, and masterful overacting. Case and point – Cage fighting a greased-up LSD biker demon with a sharpened dagger for a penis. Mandy, so enthusiastically, understands how to play into its man-possessed star’s core abilities. A tucked-away kidnapping story in God’s name that morphs into one man’s bloody road to vengeful retribution. Nothing we haven’t seen before, but Cage’s evolution ignites something deeper than YouTube-clip highlights – a meaty,
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What’s Next for Jordan Peele and His House of Horrors

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What’s Next for Jordan Peele and His House of Horrors
Atop the coffee table inside the house where Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Prods. lives sit some very on-brand periodicals — titles like Heavy Metal, Fangoria and Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Magazine. The Twilight Zone issue is a gem. It not only boasts a photo-realistic illustration of a human baby with a cat head but also a David Lynch retrospective covering his career “From ‘Dune’ to ‘Blue Velvet’” and a special report that takes readers “Inside the New Horror.” The magazine is dated 1988. Its owner was 9 years old when it was published.

Thirty years later, it’s a pretty good emblem for what he’s up to.

The Monkeypaw house is an unorthodox place for a production company. First of all, it’s, yes, a house — balanced precariously on a Hollywood hillside, tucked into a residential neighborhood. Peele sits on the balcony of the upper floor, under the Hollywood Sign, a
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Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount

After being out of print for years, a grindhouse-style classic returns this week with a reissue of Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount; check out a preview here courtesy of Idw Publishing

Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, creators Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. In gritty 1990s New York, our boys Raphael and Casey are swept up into an international murder/revenge/assassination plot, complete with gangsters, thugs, cops, cyborgs, machine guns, and (of course) hockey sticks. Don’t miss what might just be the longest-running gunfight in comic book history! Collects Bodycount issues #1-4.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount is out on Wednesday, August 1st, priced $29.99.

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Red-Band Trailer For the Crazy Looking Retro Sci-Fi Space Opera Blood MacHines

I've got a wild red-band trailer here for a badass looking sci-fi space opera called Blood Machine. The movie has a very retro and Heavy Metal vibe to it that I think you're gonna like. You're also going to want to pump up the volume for this thing!

Blood Machines is a 30-minute short film and sequel to the Carpenter Brut indie music video Turbo Killer, which you can watch below. It tells the story of "an A.I. escaping its spaceship then turning into a female ghost who will challenge two blade runners to a galactic chase." Here's the synopsis for Blood Machine:

Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity,
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Cinepocalypse 2018 Review: Heavy Trip Feels Like Airheads for a New Generation

If you would have told me that a Finnish heavy metal road movie featuring corpses and a whole lot of vomiting would be one of greatest feel-good movies of 2018, I don’t think I would have believed you. But, here we are and Heavy Trip is just an absolute delight. Maybe that doesn’t sound very “metal” to you, but directors Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren have crafted an engaging story for anyone who has ever dared to have a dream, or wanted more from their lives, and aren’t about to let fate stop them, and I absolutely adored their endlessly charming tale of Impaled Rektum and their rise to glory. Heavy Trip is a love letter to all the metal heads out there who have long felt misunderstood by the outside world, and the perfect reminder to never give up your dream, regardless of who or what stands in your way.
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"Heavy Metal Chronicles"

Sneak Peek the first 3 episodes of  "Heavy Metal Chronicles", adapting graphic stories from the 'sex 'n space' fantasy comic magazine "Heavy Metal":

The TV series is based on the works of illustrators Jean 'Mobius' Giraud and Philippe Druillet, creators of the original French magazine in 1974.

The France/UK co-production debuted in France for two six-episode seasons directed by Guillaume Lubrano based on stories by Geoff Johns, Richard Corben, Adi Granov and Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cast appearing in the series have included John Rhys-Davies, Michael Biehn, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Scott Adkins, James Marsters, and Michael Jai White.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Métal Hurlant Chronicles"...

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Horror Highlights: Joe Lynch’s Mayhem Comes to Shudder, Interview with Tales From The Black Circle Graphic Novel Artist Trevor Markwart, Shriekfest 2018

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Headlining today's Horror Highlights are details on Joe Lynch's Mayhem, which just joined the Shudder streaming lineup with a new commentary track featuring Joe Lynch and Steven Yeun. We also have Daily Dead contributor Sam Hart's interview with artist Trevor Markwart, who teamed up with Hart on the new black metal horror comic book series Tales From the Black Circle, as well as Shriekfest's call for entries in 2018.

Mayhem on Shudder: "Blow off some work related stress with Shudder's latest exclusive! Starring The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun and Smilf's Samara Weaving, Mayhem sees a virus spread through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.

The film's exclusive Shudder debut will also include a special commentary track with director Joe Lynch and Steven Yeun.

In addition to Mayhem, Joe Lynch will also be programming Shudder TV for the first weekend of February,
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Upcoming Horror Titles That you should be Excited About

The horror genre has had a particularly successful year both on console format and for the PC, we’ve seen big-name hits like Resident Evil 7 and the continuing innovation of the Outlast series, now onto it’s second installment. I personally enjoyed Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical narrative which stylishly attempts to play on our childhood fears. On the horizon, it looks like 2018 and 2019 will repeat the genre’s success in 2017, there’s an incredible amount of potentially jaw dropping and pant wetting horror games which promise innovative fun and shocking narrative.


When it comes to Horror, there’s no more effective environments that setting your game in Hell itself, rather than being a place where semi-cute demons tote pitchforks to prod you with, Agony depicts a truly nightmarish vision of the Inferno. It’s a Survival horror game currently in development by Madmind Studio where the player begins
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Halloween 2017: Heavy Metal Horror Double Feature – Deathgasm and The Devil’S Candy

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Keep an eye on Daily Dead for more double feature recommendations, and check here for our previous Halloween 2017 coverage.]

This October, get ready to rock (queue bending guitar notes). Because Daily Dead productions brings you the rock event of the season with Heavy Metal Halloween (queue random explosion noises). Live, from whatever venue you want to call your house, we’ve got two face-melting, pants-dropping flicks that are sure to leave your guests on their knees worshipping at the altar of the gods of rock (queue the Rob Halford knock-off kind of, sort of, not really hitting a high note).

Okay, don’t worry. I’m not going to keep using the crappy concert ad gimmick, but this feature is going to lean heavy on the heavy metal. Think of this Halloween season double feature recommendation as an opening act and headliner that will make for a great show where metal is the connective thread, but each movie has its own tone and themes that will give at least
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Impressive Heavy Metal Cover Of Adele’s “Someone Like You”

So yes, this metal cover of Someone Like You is impressive. But it still begs the question of ‘why?’. Something about it just isn’t there, as though it’s missing a key component that could push it over the edge and allow it to reach epic status. Personally I think it would be Adele herself. If she could come into this mix and add her own vocals to the piece it would be great. The music is awesome, save for the part when it comes largely instrumental. The hard, hangry beats just don’t seem to suit the song all that well.

Impressive Heavy Metal Cover Of Adele’s “Someone Like You
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Heavy Metal High School Horror Resurrected in Trailer for Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil: The End Of The End

If you've read my retrospective interviews on the series or heard me rave about it on our high school-themed episode of Corpse Club, then you know that I absolutely adore the Crowley High kids who for two years were "fighting evil with mixed results" on the TV series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. Years after the show was prematurely canceled, the cast and crew of the cult series are reuniting for one more blood-spattered ride in the animated film Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, and Raven Banner has revealed the official trailer for the film ahead of its release this fall.

Press Release: Toronto, On (August 22nd, 2017) - Several well known characters and actors return in Raven Banner Releasing’s Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End: The Animated Feature Film. This time Todd (Alex House), Jenny
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Horror Highlights: Exhumed Films’ 35mm Marathon, Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Godzilla Faq, Ghastlies, Mountain Fever

Exhumed Films is resurrecting some beloved horror favorites from the 1970s and ’80s and projecting them onto the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, including Friday the 13th Part III, starring my original horror crush and maybe yours, too, Jason Voorhees! And also, we have release details for Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Ghastlies, and Mountain Fever, as well as information on the new book Godzilla Faq.

Exhumed Films' Guilty Pleasures IV Marathon: Press Release: "Exhumed Films Presents: Guilty Pleasures IV--in 3-D!

Exhumed Films is pleased to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present the fourth edition of The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, our annual assault of cinematic insanity. For this year’s marathon, we present some of the greatest 3-D films of all time, projected from original 35mm prints using state of the art technology! The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realm of genre cinema.
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Scream Factory Announces Alien Writer’s The Resurrected Collector’s Edition

Scream Factory has just announced that they will be releasing The Resurrected for the first time ever on Blu-ray on September 12th. Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Aliens, Return of the Living Dead, Heavy Metal), the 1991 film… Continue Reading →

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The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre Is a Drug-Fueled, Heavy Metal Gore Trip!

Spain has decided that Texas has been having all the fun and it’s time to share. That’s why they’re ready to release their own gory horror fest The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre! You can see the trailer and poster here, courtesy… Continue Reading →

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #621: Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

0:00 – Intro 4:20 – Review: Dunkirk 50:30 – Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 1:13:55 – Headlines: Ready Player One Trailer, The Shape of Water Trailer, 9/11 Trailer 1:36:40 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Beguiled (2017), The Fifth Element, Heavy Metal, Last Chance U: Season 2 1:50:20 – Junk Mail: […]
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Review: Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Wastes Visual Splendor on So-So Storytelling

Written and directed by Luc Besson (of Léon: The Professional, La Femme Nikita, and Lucy), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on the Valérian and Laureline graphic novel series by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. First published in 1967 in the French comics magazine, Pilote, the seminal science fiction series paved the way for Heavy Metal, and informed George Lucas' Star Wars and Besson's 1997 film, The Fifth Element, for which Mézières contributed concept art. The live-action adaptation, independently crowd-sourced and personally funded by Besson, is supposedly now the most expensive independent film ever made, but does it live up to its influential source material? Set in the year 2740, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets follows Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan, A Cure for Wellness) and Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad), special operatives tasked with upholding the law throughout the human territories. Under
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Gene Simmons is Attempting to Trademark Heavy Metal’s Devil Horns Hand Gesture

As a metalhead, this story hits a bit close to home. Apparently, Kiss vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons is attempting to trademark heavy metal’s most iconic symbol: the devil horns hand gesture. Obviously, the move isn’t being kindly to by the metal… Continue Reading →

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