Welcome back to Bludgeon Your Horizons, where Eric and I chuck 'difficult' albums at each other until one of us falls stone dead. Last week it was David Lynch and Anhedonist, this week we're doing Alamailmaan Vasarat and Klaus Nomi--klezmer metal vs. future opera, Eastern Europe vs. the Jupiterian colonies of Europa.
When it was announced that there would be a sequel to The Conjuring, most people expected it to be a roundabout remake of The Amityville Horror, due to the fact that it is the most famous case dealing with The Warrens (who share the coveted role of “Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film”). Instead, the sequel is actually a prequel, telling the story of Annabelle, the creepy-looking doll that *spoiler alert*, turns out to be evil. While the doll wasn’t a huge focus of The Conjuring, it certainly had an impact with audiences, but did that alone warrant the explanation of her backstory?
J.J. Abrams is the man Disney chose to helm the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, but he was hardly the only filmmaker they considered. Brad Bird, Jon Favreau, Guillermo del Toro, and Matthew Vaughn were all in the running at one point, and according to a new quote, so was this iconic director.
Super Smash Brothers is an immensely popular series of games. Unlike most other fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, there are no commands to memorize or execute. There are no nearly impossible Half-Circle Backs or Dragon Punches that need to be done. Every single move in Super Smash Bros is either one button or moving the control stick in a single direction with one button. With most fighting games, a person can only truly master a small handful of characters simply due to the sheer amount of memorization involved. However with Super Smash Bros, it is possible to stretch that limit since everyone's moves are on the exact same controls. But what if I told you that there was a dark secret hidden within the game that we all enjoy? What if I told you that no one in the game is actually alive?
Right now, Destiny players are frantically trying to gear up with all of the new Queen's Wrath equipment. On October 7 though, that will come to an end, making room for the official introduction of the Iron Banner, a one-week Crucible event that will let Guardians compete in PvP using all of the abilities and stats of their gear.
There are many questions surrounding World of Warcraft’s Old Gods, and perhaps the most fundamental is simply, “What are they?” We know that they are ancient and evil beyond mortal comprehension, but what is their true nature? The answer may lie with their loyal servants, the elementals.
Waiting for the new October Adventure Time episodes? Check out these episode storyboards released by the art staff! They're pure fanporn, especially for aspiring animators / sequential artists: step-by-step (often hilarious) animation notes, demo sketches--it's part behind-the-scenes special, part comic book adaptation, all nostalgic fun.
In this week's story we've got a cleaning business that pays the college bills, but things get a little creepy when we get called to an old, dirty mansion. Will we be brutally murdered, or is this hot millionaire playboy just misunderstood?
Star Wars Rebels, our first look at the "new" Star Wars (post-Disney acquisition that is), arrives on Friday. As a lead-in to this premiere, Disney has spent the last month releasing a series of short films featuring the cast of characters.
If you've got friends in Turku, Finland, now's the time to shoot'em an email: TYYNYT's a fresh face on their label Solina Records, and a fresh take on '00s indie rock--a soft-hush veneer, lovely melody, and a squeaky, untuned synth phrase for good charm. Pure cloudy day music.