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Get Out The Red Crayons, A Horror-Themed Coloring Book Is Being Released!

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Over the last few years, adult coloring books have gained enormous popularity around the world. For good reason, often seen as relaxing and therapeutic, these books are something I would never have dreamed of. There’s even different themed books, from Harry Potter to Animal Kingdoms; it really all depends what your inner child is calling for. Well, if your ‘inner child’ is like mine – Wednesday Addams – you’re probably wondering where the horror themed coloring book is. I’m here to help you with that, as lately, I’ve been counting down the days until I [and you readers at home] can get your hands on your very own copy of “The Beauty Of Horror” and yes, it’s sooner than we could have ever hoped!

Currently scheduled for an early Halloween release, [October 11th, 2016] The Beauty Of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book” is the creation of Horror Comic Award winner and Life Of Agony Bassist Alan Robert.  When asked where the idea of the book came from, Roberts says: “Bookstores are filled with coloring books for adults, but there’s a huge void for the kind of creepy art that horror fans like me want to color, so I decided to create my own, the world needs a book like this to cut through the mandalas! It’s art therapy for the abnormal…and trust me, there are plenty of us.”

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I’m inclined to agree. Even Stephanie – my wife –  has her own coloring book [she has the Animal Kingdom copy above!] and while I enjoy coloring in the lines as well, it isn’t my “theme” of choice. With The Beauty Of Horror coming out in a few months, I can safely say that I have found my muse! Inside The Beauty Of Horror, is intricate hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert himself that take the color enthusiast on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds! Long time horror fans [and newcomers] will find themselves welcoming this “GORE-geous” and creative blood-soaked alternative into their coloring library. I know it has a place on my shelf! Below, because I genuinely am excited for this book, I have shared a few of the [total 80] pages you can expect to color inside! Have a favorite?

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So what I’m trying to say is, I’m pretty damn excited to color in some zombies and castles.. [that spider above looks fun!] As mentioned on the picture above, The Beauty Of Horror is available for pre-order now. If you’re planning to wait until it’s released before buying, think positive: at least you won’t be waiting long!

Today’s question is a simple one: do You plan on ordering/buying a copy of The Beauty Of Horror? Maybe, like me, you’re over excited to be able to color some zombies! Or maybe, you much prefer to watch the zombies on screen rather than on paper? Let me know in the comments! As always, if you find yourself to enjoy what I do on here, then please take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [we’re at over 150+ likes – let’s get to 200!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been “gone live” online; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog.

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so apparently OVER 500 people want Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” banned..

Earlier this past week, famed gore hound and Director Eli Roth spoke about his upcoming cannibal film The Green Inferno in an interview with the LA TIMES, explaining that the characters we’d be seeing on screen were his “versions” of what SJWs [or in full: Social Justice Warriors] truly are. These “Social Justice Workers” are called this because that’s just what they are – people who go online anonymously and find offense at every single little thing and are prone to engage in lengthy [and often time hostile] debates against others on a range of issues concerning social injustice, identity politics and even political correctness.. Or in this case: the dehumanization that is The Green Inferno. Apparently, as if timing is everything, a group of actual SJWs have created a petition trying to boycott the film, or worse: cancel it from being released entirely! Calling it ‘dehumanizing’ and ignorant, the group [who call themselves “Boycott GreenInferno”] wrote up a complaint addressing it to Eli Roth himself, hoping that they’ll get 1000 [or more!] supporters – The worst part? they have nearly 600 already! Here is the entire complaint in full, according to the petition itself, and make of it what you will:


“Films like this have always portrayed negative stereotypes against indigenous people as brute savages. These films have psychological effect as indigenous people have been through colonial trauma assimilating to white culture being taught self hate. Westerners are unfortunately ignorant about Amazonian indigenous cultures and depicting them in such a violent story dehumanizes their peoples and couldn’t be farther from reality. Shame on you. As a storyteller, you hold a great responsibility to influence others. Propagating such hate towards peoples who have been ravaged and raped for decades by white supremacist culture is not constructive in our fight to save the Amazon. Most indigenous communities are more in tune with nature than you’ll ever be, and would never conceive of such violence for profit. It’s a shame, we should be creating stories than accurately depict indigenous way of life which is holistic, sustainable, spiritual and harmonious with our earth and brothers and sisters. If you want to save the Amazon and stop China from buying leases to drill oil, make a story depicting the corporate shills for the murderers that they really are. You don’t have to create racist, offensive, inaccurate crap to get people to care about the most bio-diverse place on the earth. And if you really want to make a difference, give your money to organizations like ours who are the people on the ground standing up for indigenous rights and making tangible change. Indigenous peoples are the key to preserving the Amazon. If we don’t respect and empower them, we will lose the lungs of our planet. They should be honored and respected. Eli Roth has decided to glorify the White Savior Industrial Complex that has plagued indigenous people since the early colonialist days of “kill the Indian, save the man”, while the indigenous people are, of course, cannibalistic savages.” – Amazon Watch


An update to this petition even explains that The Peruvian Government is going to be taking actions that are potentially catastrophic to the indigenous tribes in the area, stating:


“In January of this year [2014], The Peruvian Government greenlighted the Camisea gas project’s expansion to the lands of “uncontacted” Amazon tribes, despite the UN’s recommendation that they first provide an extensive study of the threats the expansion would pose to the aboriginal people. This expansion gives Pluspetrol [Argentina], Hunt Oil [USA] and Repsol [Spain] permission to detonate thousands of explosive charges, drill exploratory wells and move hundreds of workers into the Nahua-Nanti Reserve for isolated and uncontacted tribes. This move by The Peruvian Government will expose the indigenous people to diseases that they lack the immunity to fight off, it will destroy their homelands and their entire way of life.”


But then it continues to state that the biggest problem here is still Roth’s upcoming movie, not the actual actions of these Governments. Because, as we all know, a movie depicting a savage cannibalistic tribe is far more damaging than these real life tribes actually being displaced and their native lands destroyed..[if you couldn’t already tell: sarcasm~] If not obvious, at least in The Green Inferno, these people actually go to the Amazon to try [and ultimately: fail] and help protect these tribes. That doesn’t sound like White Savior Industrial Complex, that’s a group of people not hiding behind their computers, leaving angry/hate filled comments on everything and actually going out into an unknown land and trying to do something good. I mean I get it, based on the trailer; they acted much too quickly by not taking the time to actually fully learn about what they’re trying to save. By them judging before learning the truth is what costs them their lives in the film: Wait a minute, this sounds familiar..? Thanks Boycott GreenInferno for proving that in his own special way, how right Eli Roth actually is, without even realizing it!

I mean, okay. I guess I understand why people wouldn’t like this movie; it clearly involves brutal death scenes, people being eaten, [presumably eaten alive] it’s essentially Eli Roth‘s love letter to Cannibal Holocaust – which in itself got banned, and it’s destined to be bloody as hell. But I mean, come on it bothers me that people are willing to hate the concept enough to try and ruin the film for everyone else. I feel that it’s one of those “if you don’t like it, don’t watch it” concepts. It’s simple, really. If you want to call a horror movie ‘dehumanizing’, you may as well call all horror films dehumanizing – since people usually get mutilated/die in those movies too..just look at the SAW franchise! [with any luck, there was a group trying to boycott those films too..] The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save the rainforest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.. The film is set to open in theaters on September 25th 2015..unless, y’know – that group manages to get what they want.. ugh.

if you’ve made it this far into this long post, I’ll leave you with one burning question: do you feel that The Green Inferno SHOULD be banned? Is it a film that is ‘pushing the boundaries’ too far? Or do you feel that this group of over 500 people is overreacting to a movie? Let me know your thoughts on this petition in the comments below, I’d love to know if anyone feels that the petition is valid. Also, If you found yourself to enjoy this article, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click thelikebutton on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you guys to read, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with your family and friends!

the GORIEST fright-fest of ALL time: Dead Alive [AKA] Brain Dead [1992]

goriest-fright-filmWho would have imagined that back in 1992, there would be a film director who made only really made cult movies would get himself the popularity and the stature in the movie world he has today? Surprisingly, this is exactly the case with famed director Peter Jackson, who back then brought the world this ridiculously gory, somewhat horrific, but yet hilarious film known as Braindead, or as I know it as: Dead Alive. If you seem to recognize the name Peter Jackson, it’s probably because he’s mainly known for directing The Lord Of The Rings [and the more recent] Hobbit trilogies.

Our story begins In 1957, where a zoologist traps a rare “Sumatran Rat-Monkey” on Skull Island and decides to bring it back home with him to New Zealand. Meanwhile – in present day, a young man named Lionel falls for a woman named Paquita, and decides to take his young lover to the zoo. Unfortunately, Lionel‘s overbearing and disapproving mother follows them there and gets herself bitten by the infamous rat-monkey! [who just happens to be in the zoo]  When the monkey’s bite turns her into a flesh-eating zombie, her son has no choice but to keep her [and the eventual other zombies she’s bitten] tranquilized and in the basement all while trying to preserve his love life!

probably the most bad-ass poster for DEAD ALIVE [from Japan]

Dead Alive is not a scary movie in the slightest, but don’t worry.. for what it lacks in scares, it makes up for in gore: a lot of gore. Like the title of this post suggests, it’s been called the goriest fright-fest ever, and that isn’t said or meant lightly: I mean, a whopping 300 liters of fake blood was used in the final scene of the film alone, shooting out as fast as 5 gallons per second! [if you’ve seen the film, you know what scene I’m talking about. If not, I’ll be bringing it up below!] If that’s not enough to consider it gory enough, Eli Roth [who we know as the writer/director of Hostel] once said this film was one of, if not the only film that actually “quenched his ever lasting blood-lust”.

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As I said above, the final scene is probably the goriest thing that comes to mind when I think “splatter-fest”, since it involves a ton of zombies.. and a fucking lawnmower! [you read that right]  The best way to explain the scene is like this: by this point in the film, pretty well everyone at this rate is a zombie, [everyone except Lionel and Paquita] and as a way to stop [most of] the zombies, Lionel gets the brilliant idea of bringing a lawnmower to the show; which he actually ends up doing, and the end result is fucking glorious! Check out this scene – in full – down below!

It’s violent, it’s gory, and it’s over the top zombie fun! Dead Alive is a great horror flick that can probably appeal to everyone; [at least in one way or another] even to the seasoned horror fan!! [I haven’t even mentioned the baby scenes, which I showed quickly above: breaking out of Rita‘s face!]  If you like your zombies, your funny quips/quotes, and you like your bloodier, gorier films: make sure you check this film out [although it might be hard to find!] and I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

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[very] NSFW: Bouquet Of Guts & Gore gets itself a grotesque trailer

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Oh yes. this is happening. and no, I’m not that excited for it.

Inspired by the original Japanese Guinea Pig movies, one of which famously is known for having led Charlie Sheen to call the FBI under the impression it was a real snuff film! This “chapter” promises a “bouquet of guts and gore”, [hence the film’s title] and have thus released an extremely NSFW trailer. [due to the graphic content of the following video, you might have to sign into Youtube to confirm your age]

Looking at the trailer above, it shows that some horror fans really can’t get enough of the gore. and for that reason, they will try to find the goriest film[s] they can find – whether it’s for entertainment purposes or to shock friends and/or family. Eventually, if they were to look hard enough, they’d come across The Guinea Pig films. [also known as “ギニーピッグ” or “Ginī Piggu”] Because not much is known about this “sequel” other than what the trailer has shown us, let’s talk about the original film[s] for a bit.

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a face only a mother could love..

The [generalized] plot revolves around a man dressed as a samurai [played by Hino himself] kidnapping a woman, drugging her and taking her to his home. When they arrive, he then proceeds to dismember her and ends by finally adding her body parts to an extensive collection. These films are actually a seven-part series [yeah! you read that right! there are seven of these films!] of controversial Japanese gore horror films, which were made from the 1980-1990s. The series went on to become a blemish on the horror genre globally, mainly for the fact that the producer needed to prove that nobody was actually hurt or murdered! The producer of these “films”, Hideshi Hino, has claimed that the original concept for the movies, was to create a film adaptation of his manga work. The special effects were explained in the 1986 documentary Making Of Guinea Pig.

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the “official” poster for the upcoming film..

So the real question here is how do you feel about this “movie” ? is it just mindless violence; or is it “art”? Let me know in a comment or two below! Also, note that I kept putting the word “movie” in quotations during this post- before I get a 1000000 questions as to why, it’s just that I really wouldn’t consider this cinema/art.. be sure to follow me over on Facebook, less than 40 more likes until 100[I’d really appreciate it if you hit that “like” button!]

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