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August 30, 2014
Historical Crime Fiction: Writing the Lives of the Erased
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Horns Trailer
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Before Hannibal Lecter, There was Thomas Bishop: Shane Stevens' Forgotten Killer
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Aug 29 2014 8:45am

Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut

Last summer, Jon Stewart took a three month hiatus from his nightly The Daily Show gig to travel to the Middle East. The result of his hiatus is Rosewater, a film that marks his first time as director and is adapted from Maziar Bahari's memior Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. Bahari was famously captured, interrogated, and tortured in an Iranian prison on the charges of being an American spy. Oddly enough, it was Bahari's satirical bit on The Daily Show that led to his arrest.
You can watch the trailer for Rosewater below. It hits theaters November 7th.

Aug 28 2014 8:45am

The Devil You Know: Horns Trailer

If everyone thinks you're a you become one? After the death of his girlfriend (of which he is found guilty in the eyes of the public), Ignatius “Ig” Perrish wakes up one morning to find himself with horns and diabolic powers. Mostly being able to instantly know someone's darkest secret, and making people do awful things. Daniel Radcliffe takes on the role, and while Horns is supernatural, it's a long way off from his Harry Potter roots.

What do you think of the trailer?

Aug 26 2014 1:00pm

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

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Aug 26 2014 8:45am

Is Legally Dead Still Slightly Alive? Ask Miracle Max and the Feds.

A man declared dead by Ohio couldn't get the state to overturn it, despite his appearance in court to dispute the matter. However, the feds say that though he remains legally dead, that's slightly alive enough for federal purposes, especially if those include getting money back from his kin.

Please visit Lowering the Bar to read the crazy details of this weird case, and big ups for the Princess Bride reference, too. Indubitably!

Aug 22 2014 8:45am

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Kids Reenact Emmy-Nominated TV Shows

Do you love Mad Men, True Detective, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones? Well, you might just love them even more when you see Kids Reenact Emmy-Nominated TV Shows. The Emmys air this Monday, do you have a favorite show that you're rooting for—or worse, one that was snubbed? Does this video make you excited about your shows again?

Aug 19 2014 8:45am

The Question You Never Knew You Needed Answered: What if Michael Bay Directed Up?

In case Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn't satisfy your Michael Bay craving, we've got you covered in this YouTube video that asks a question you may never have thought of before but are now only realizing you need to know the answer: What if Michael Bay directed Up?

The video features some signature Bay moments, including explosions, Linkin Park music, and more explosions. Watch the trailer below!

Aug 15 2014 9:00am

Not Dead Yet: Melbourne Edition

A Melbourne hospital recently mass-mailed 200 death certificates for live, recently discharged patients to their family doctors. According to the Times of India, it was an “inadvertent change to the templates the hospital sends to doctors once a patient has been discharged...” Yawn. Or, that could be a cover story for the fact that Melbourne's actually full of zombies, the walking dead, mwa ha ha! We know which scenario we prefer.

Aug 14 2014 8:45am

Frontrunners Emerge for True Detective Season 2

As soon as True Detective Season 1 ended, rumors have been flying about who would star in Season 2. With filming to begin in the near future, frontrunners have emerged in the race. Rather than feature two leads like last season, Season 2 is set to star four leads: three cops and one antagonist.

The three actors tied to the cop roles are Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), and Colin Farrell. And the actor in talks to play the antagonist is Vince Vaughn.

Season 2 will be set in California and is rumored to return in January 2015.

What do you think of these rumors? Can these actors match Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey?

Aug 12 2014 2:00pm

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Aug 11 2014 8:45am

Almost 80 Years of Infamy: We Blame You, Oklahoma City!

On a hot August day in 1935, Reverend Charles H. North of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's Third Pentecostal Holiness Church drove his car downtown and parked at a spot in front of a new-fangled device called the Park-O-Meter. The Park-O-Meters had just been installed the month before and had created sort of a hub-bub around town over those past few weeks.

This is how sets the scene of a first national tragedy, repeated countless times since then.

The preacher checked his right pocket and then his left. A few pennies, a dime, a quarter and a few silver dollars, landed in the palm of his hand, but there were no nickels. North sighed and then trudged into the nearest store, a grocery, to get change for the meter, not knowing that at this moment he would make history.

When Rev. North walked back out into the street a few minutes later, he saw a piece of paper on the windshield of his car. He picked it up and peered at it curiously. It was a ticket for an expired meter.

That ticket was dismissed, but the die of history was cast, and woe to us all.

Hat tip: Image via I Am Funny Like That.

Aug 8 2014 8:30pm

Hemlock Grove, Season 2: Binge Watch with Us All Weekend Long!

Are you ready to devour all ten episodes of the second season of Hemlock Grove, produced by Eli Roth, based upon the novel by Brian McGreevy? We sure hope you are, because we're going to watch them all, starting... now!

Look for 2 episodes tonight, 4 more on Saturday, and the big wrap-up with 4 more on Sunday. If you’re binging along with us and our Mistress of Eyeballs Meghan Schuler, feel free to leave your reactions and guesses in the comments. And if you’re not, well, why not?

Not caught up on Season 1 of Hemlock Grove? We've got a primer for that.

We can't promise to be completely spoiler-free, especially as we get down to
the finale, so read at your own risk, but we will bury all the crucial stuff below the jumps. And you can always check our feature page for all the episodes!

Without further ado, let's head back to the Grove!

Aug 7 2014 8:45am

When I Grow Up: Let’s Be Cops Trailer

Cops can be funny—just look at Police Academy. However, things get funny...and really, super illegal...when two best friends decide to go to a Halloween Party dressed as cops—and get mistaken for the real deal! They take the gag even further, and right after it's hilarious, we're guessing things are going to get really, really bad for this pair in Let's Be Cops.

Aug 4 2014 9:30am

A New Masterpiece Thanks to An Artist’s Bloody Chainsaw...and a Death Star

We've posted on thrift-store paintings enhanced by monsters, but Canadian artist David Irvine tosses in superheroes, villains, and pop culture icons, among other provocations.

Cheaters never prosper, kid.

You really do want to see them all at Distractify, and from the artist's website at The Gnarled Branch, you can find all his sites and current online inventory.

Aug 1 2014 9:30am

Nature’s Trimmest Figures Depend On Raw Food Juicing

Pouncing and ambushing only use so many calories when you're devouring food up to 3 times your size. And yet, we've never seen a spider with a Homer-Simpson belly like a python's. How do they keep their trim figures? Fishing spiders (genus Dolomedes) grab prey and liquify its insides with enzymes so they can slurp the whole things through their prey-holes. Below is one making a frog into fluid. Yes, raw food juicing is all the rage and supposed to be very healthful, but don't watch this old-school version from National Geographic unless you're an armchair naturalist or you want to see a seriously droopy sack of amphibian. Eeeeeewww. Just saying, if one of these juicing-fanatics shows up with its family to join the community pool, we're out of there.

Image via Emmy and What's That Bug.