Last year’s New York Comic Con saw the announcement of Dark Horse’s digital store. This year Dark Horse is celebrating that anniversary in style with special-edition comics, in-booth events, and giveaways, as well as prizes for attendees of New York’s premier convention.
First of all, leading into the convention, Dark Horse will release a special three-part digital preview comic, showcasing eight pages of each of our new fall titles! Check out Tom Morello’s Orchid, P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and of course, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! This special preview comic will be available at Digital.DarkHorse.com on October 12.
That same day, Dark Horse will also release a special sixteen-page Mass Effect digital comic, featuring the previously released “Incursion” story from MySpace Dark Horse Presents as well as the “Inquisition” story originally featured on USAToday.com for 99 cents. Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com TODAY for an exclusive eight-page preview of the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Invasion series!
Spin the Dark Horse Digital prize wheel and win free digital comics! That’s right, show attendees can step up, spin our wheel, and win a fortune in credit in the Dark Horse Digital Store. One chance per customer per day, with the opportunity to win more than once throughout the show!
If that’s not enough, they will be giving away t-shirts all weekend long “tagged” with additional chances to win Dark Horse digital store credit!
Stay tuned for more news on Dark Horse’s New York Comic Con announcements and events daily!
The new and controversial horror film THE WOMAN is making waves wherever it’s been screened, and we’re pleased to have some stills from the movie to share with you. THE WOMAN hits theaters on October 14th, so keep a weather eye and let us know what you think of the movie! Will you be checking it out?
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Directed by Lucky McKee, based on the bestselling novel by Jack Ketchum, written Ketchum and McKee by and produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ, THE WOMAN is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN “ought to be confiscated, burned. There’s no value in showing this to anyone.” Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself.
Rated R for “strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language” this film is sure to have viewers (and reviewers) squirming in their seats.
Of all the possible giveaways at ComicCon, I bet you’ve never received a pair of women’s panties. Nearly a year before its onsale date, UNTERZAKHN by Leela Corman (Schocken, going onsale 3/20/12) was already the hit of San Diego ComicCon in July, where Pantheon gave out panties with the word “unterzakhn” (Yiddish for “beneath the surface,” aka “underwear”) on them. Robot6 and other blogs covered the unique giveaway item, and the panties will be handed out (in a limited quantity) throughout NYCC. Corman, who moonlights as a professional belly dancer,has illustrated books on subjects ranging from urban gardening to the history of the skirt, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times and on WNET/Thirteen. For more on Corman and the new book, go to http://leelacorman.com/.
Pose with Lisbeth! The spectacularly successful Stieg Larsson/THEGIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Alfred A. Knopf) trilogy is coming to NYCC. This year at the Pantheon booth, you can pose next to a poster of Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s novels.
Finally, NYCC is your exclusive chance to get a sneak peak at what Chris Ware has been working on (his next book with Pantheon, fall 2012). Stop by the booth to get your first glimpse.
Description of Pantheon’s booth, artists and giveaways as well as photos are all courtesy of Pantheon Books. Be sure to check them out!
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is EXTRA Creepy in 3rd Year with theme “Through the Eyes of a Child”
Back for its third year, the month long haunted attraction, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has launched the theme “Through the Eyes of a Child,” inviting guests to “Step Into Our Nightmare.” With the unprecedented amount of media and celebrity attendance in previous years, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has upped the ante with this new program, which will be creepier than ever before.
We just learned you can check out this awesome horror flick on Video on Demand now and pre-order it from Amazon to arrive on May 24th. Here are the details:
Summary: It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity and her life, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late. Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Frights U.S. Audiences This May On VOD & DVD! Pre-Order Now!→