Friday, March 30, 2012

Six Things that make Silent Hill so Wonderfully Scary

"Silent Hill" came out in 1999 and since then the franchise has spawned four games that were true to it's core themes and way too many that aren't. The last three to come out, "Silent Hill: Homecoming," "Silent Hill: Shattered Memories" and "Silent Hill: Downpour" pale in comparison to the original three installments. It's like the game developers read the really, really crappy Silent Hill comics they put out and decided that they were so brilliant that they just had to imitate them.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Silent Hill HD Collection is Broken!

***Update: As of July 11, 2012 the new patch for the PS3 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection is now available for download on PSN and it works!***

If you're a huge Silent Hill fan like me, the thought of digitally enhanced high-definition graphics for "Silent Hill 2" and "Silent Hill 3" made you giddy with excitement. Finally, we would have a chance to see all the bloody nightmarish gore the way it was meant to be seen!

WRONG! "Silent Hill HD Collection" is broken. And this is after the 300MB patch for the PS3 version that was rushed out. It was a Day 1 patch that was supposed to fix the problems, such as stuttering, lag in screen loading times and texture issues. HA!

I've played it after the patch. Now when James is running he doesn't slow down to one step at a time, like he's hopping from one foot to the other in slow-motion, but the screen loading times are still horrendous. There is frame rate drops issues and loading problems that just shouldn't be there. They certainly weren't there in the original on the PS2 games. So, two old games, on a Next Gen system are suffering from lag, color wash out, texture problems and the scenery lost its depth? Why?!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wow! Over 25,000 Page Views!

Wow! Cassie Carnage's House of Horror has now had over 25,000 page views! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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Looking Ahead to Season 3 of The Walking Dead

After the climactic (and satisfying) ending of Season 2 of "The Walking Dead" looking ahead to Season 3 we know that:

1. The group will no longer be on Hershel' farm, because it's been overrun by walkers.
Yay! I hope this means that the plot won't drag on like it did for the first half of Season 2. The search for Sophia took way too long considering that the undead girl was hiding in plain sight in the barn the entire time. The farm also gave the writers an excuse to really drag out the developing relationships between the characters. This resulted in major plot points taking far too long to occur and really ruined the overall pacing of the show.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Worst Zombie Movies Ever Made

There are plenty of lists out there about zombie movies. This one is about the worst zombie movies ever made. And while there were a lot of contenders, these four are the worst of the lot: "Survival of the Dead", "Zombie Apocalypse," "Steve Niles' Remains" and "Deadlands: The Rising."

[REC]3: Genesis Exclusive Clips

I have found four clips from "[REC]3: Genesis" and a trailer to share this weekend!

"[REC]3: Genesis" will be in theaters next Friday in Spain and on May 11 in UK cinemas. Us folks over here in the states will have to wait a bit before we get to see it, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. According to    Shock Till You Drop, Magnet Releasing has announced that "[REC] 3: Genesis" will be on Video On-Demand starting August 3rd and will have a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on September 7th.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 13: Beside the Dying Fire

The episode starts out back in Atlanta, where walkers are eating a dog. When the helicopter flies overhead, gets their attention, and they follow it. The walkers head out of the city and keep gathering more of their number as they continue moving. The herd piles up at a wooden fence and the weight of their numbers breaks it and they stumble through.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12: Better Angels

"The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12: Better Angels" starts with a flash forward of Andrea, Shane, Daryl and T-Dog go out hunting walkers and fixing the fence that is intertwined with Rick giving Dale's eulogy at his funeral. He talks about honoring Dale by doing things his way, so that they don't lose their humanity. He wants to fix the group, and believes that they can makes things right.

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Prometheus Trailer!

There is a new "Prometheus" trailer out this week and I have to admit, it makes it look like the movie is going to be utterly fantastic! The trailer has what appears to be a precursor jelly-fish thing that may have been what the facehuggers were before they reached their final form in the "Aliens" series. It even has a giant alien Space Jockey at the end of the trailer! (The Space Jockey is the nickname of the giant skeletal remains of an alien that was discovered by the Nostromo crew in "Alien.") How cool is that?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 13: Beside the Dying Fire Preview

"The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 13: Beside the Dying Fire" looks like it's going to be killer. Literally...

After the dramatic events of Episode 12, Rick and Carl find themselves directly in front of a herd of walkers on its way to the farm. I wonder if it's the same herd that crossed their paths in Episode 1 of Season 2 or if it is the remnants of the herd that passed through town when Rick, Hershel and Glenn were attacked by Dave and Tony's friends?

Either way, blood definitely is going to be shed and it's anyone's guess as to whom will make it to see Season 3 of "The Walking Dead."

Character Autopsy: The Walking Dead's Shane Walsh is a Shakespeare Villain

Something's rotten in the state of Georgia Horatio. And it's not the zombies. It's Shane Walsh.

In an interview with AMC, Jon Bernthal stated that he feels that Shane shares traits with three characters from Shakespeare's Othello.  He has Iago's villainy, Cassio's nobility, and Othello's jealousy."

For those of you that don't know, the works of William Shakespeare have a huge influence on Western culture. Shakespeare's complex characters have a depth of emotion similar to those found in people you'd meet in real life. The Walking Dead's Shane Walsh is, like a Shakespeare villain, a very complex character with a deep seated fear that drives every single choice he makes; whether it is pre-meditated or not.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Prometheus Promotion: Wayland Industries Website

The latest promotion for "Prometheus" is the Wayland Corporation business website. The site itself has a pretty slick design. It has some working links and others that appear to be locked at the moment-- which means that they will be revealed at a later date.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Free Movie Friday! Candyman (1992)

"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for if not for shedding? With my hook for a hand, I'll split you from your groin, to your gullet. I came for you."

This weeks free movie is "Candyman" starring Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd. The movie was based on "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker.  Before there was "Urban Legend" there was "Candyman." And trust me, the killer in "Urban Legend" pales in comparison to the urban legend of "Candyman."

Helen is a grad student that is doing research for her doctoral thesis paper about urban legends. She learns about a local legend called Candyman; a murderous, vengeful ghost that appears in a mirror when his name is called five times. (Just like Bloody Mary, only he'll totally kill you dead. For reals.) During her investigation of the urban legend at the Cabrini-Green hosing project in Chicago, she discovers that the mythical, murderous Candyman is real.  And she just summoned him.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cast Member Quits "The Walking Dead"

Back in November, reported that one of the main cast members wanted to quit the show when Frank Darabont was fired. This past week, one of the characters of "The Walking Dead" was killed, and the actor that played him had previously worked with Darabont.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 11: Judge, Jury, Executioner

"The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 11: Judge, Jury, Executioner" was a combination of "12 Angry Men," "Survival of the Dead," and a "Very Special Episode" for Carl, in which we learn that actions have consequences.

Someone just shoot me already...

Claymation Horror! Nightmare and Record Breaker

Check out this cool music video Lee Hardcastle did for Love Automatic. The music is great, and the animation is awesome! (If you like it, you can purchase Love Automatic's EP here from iTunes.)

Is it just me, or does the scientist look like Egon Spengler from the Ghostbusters cartoon?

The second claymation horror is a Five Second Horror Short that Lee is submitting to the 100 Horror Films 13 minute short horror film collection. I think it's pretty funny.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12: Better Angels Preview

In the preview of  "The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12: Better Angels" it looks like the group is preparing for war, or at least a huge confrontation with group of people. What do you think?

Watch the preview of  "The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12: Better Angels!"

Here's some preview pictures!

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