Gamer Buzz ~ Teaser for HUNGER

One thing I love about absent-mindedly browsing the web is coming across amazing things I didn’t know about before, and instantly becoming excited for it. Tarsier Studios did exactly this with their recently released teaser for their upcoming game: Hunger. 

The official studio blog described this game as:

“At its heart, Hunger is a simple idea. A young girl (named Six) is trapped in a labyrinth full of monsters and wants to escape. It will be your job to help her do this. It’s a genre we’re calling ‘suspense-adventure’, on account of the fact that there will be plenty of both. Coupled with an unnerving ‘Dollhouse Perspective’, tactile controls, and characters with soft, dark centres, Hunger will take your hand and let it go at the worst possible moment!” – 

Honey Buzz ~ Bladerunner 2... it's happening.

We've been listening to Ridley Scott for a few months as he's been talking about the sequel to Blade Runner, which he's pretty stoked about even though is pretty much not remotely involved (PHEW)... Harrison Ford says it's the best script he's ever read, which makes me laugh in an unflattering manner. According to THR, Ford is presently in in talks to reprise his role as Rick Deckard and a director has also been secured... making this unnecessary sequel (as if there are any other kind) a possibly, maybe real thing in the same vein as The Crow reboot being a 'really real thing' is at this point. Prisoners (check out the Revenge Honey's RARE 5-star review heredirector Denis Villeneuve has been signed on to direct, which isn't awful. At least he knows genre and isn't some prat with two short films to his name.

Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'Willow's Song'

Heigh ho! Who is there?
No one but me, my dear.
Please come say, How do?
The things I'll give to you.
By stroke as gentle as a feather
I'll catch a rainbow from the sky
And tie the ends together.

The Wicker Man (the ORIGINAL movie from 1973), stands as one of the creepiest films ever made about a hippie-dippie pagan cult and the lengths to which they'll go to bring their crops back. What many people may not know is that the original film (as well as its sequel and remake) were based on the book Ritual by David Pinner. But what did The Wicker Man have that Pinner's novel didn't, you may ask? Creepy folk music, of course! The whole soundtrack, with songs written by Paul Gionvanni, is like a snapshot of some weird, British nude neo-folk Woodstock that never really happened, and I absolutely love it. But my favorite track will always by "Willow's Song," vocally performed by Annie Ross. The scene may be awkwardly hilarious, but if you listen to the song on its own, it's slightly less so. ~RH

6/6/6 with Jessi Gotta

A Guest Honey 6/6/6 from Tonjia Atomic

I first became aware of Jessi Gotta when her film, The Big Bad, was in the same festival as one of my own films. The Big Bad caught my attention. I knew it was a must see, and I wasn't disappointed.

Photo credit: Marc Landers

1. The Big Bad is so original. Was that something that was intended or
did that happen organically?
It was definitely intended, but never forced.  Bryan Enk, my gotta/enk films co-creator, and I had been annoyed by all of the bad remakes of good horror films that been coming out at the time.  We just wanted to do something new.   And from that, The Big Bad was born.

Honey Buzz: Blomkamp's Alien is Skipping Some Steps...

If it hasn't been clear from the many articles and podcast squees, most of the Honeys are pretty stoked over the idea of Neill Blomkamp taking the reins on the Alien franchise. More specifically, we are happy he's taking them AWAY from the xenophobic (by that I mean he clearly hates xenomorphs) Ridley Scott. But now, with Sigourney Weaver firmly on board, Blomkamp and Weaver have decided that they're going to pretend Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection never happened and pick up the story after Aliens... giving Ripley the ending she deserves.

Say whaaaaat?

Honey Buzz ~ The Royal Couple of Comics is Coming to TV!

I have never made a secret of the fact that I have raging nerd lady wood for both Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick. They aren't just two of the most talented people working in the comics industry right now, but they also happen to be married, making them some sort of Holy Grail of graphic novel/comic/beautiful alternative amazingness. Fraction has worked on countless series, including an amazing run on Hawkeye, and DeConnick is the mind behind Pretty Deadly, the Castle comic series, and maybe the best Captain Marvel run ever. And now?

Now Fraction and DeConnick have signed a two year development deal with Universal TV.

Hardcover Honey's Haunted Bookclub ~ Red Hill

A Book of the Week Review by Jocelyn

Red Hill – Jamie McGuire

You guys like zombie stuff, right? Funny! Me too! This week’s read was a speedy paperback that I picked up at random from the library shelf (I love it when that happens) called Red Hill. Although not quite as action-packed as my favorite zombie flick (duh, the Dawn of the Dead remake), it was a very quick read and one I can recommend to fans of the genre.

Narrated by three people in turn, a technique that sometimes works (and more often doesn’t), Red Hill focuses on a zombie apocalypse and how it affects a small but hardy group of survivors (is there any other kind?). Our protagonists are Scarlet, a nurse and devoted single mom of two girls, Nathan, a married father of one small girl, and Miranda, a typical teenager with a beloved sister. Hey, any chance those characters may interest at some point? Ding ding ding! This is not your first time, I can tell.

Scarlet flees the hospital after the outbreak begins in spectacular fashion before page 30 – her girls are with their father and she is intent on retrieving them and hiding out at Red Hill, a ranch a few towns away that belongs to one of the doctors she works with. Scarlet knows if she can get there, she will find stockpiles of food and a place to (she hopes) hide out with her daughters while this all (she hopes) blows over.

Honey Buzz ~ New Key Art for Season 2 of SALEM

Season 2 of Salem is right around the corner, and some new key art has been released that gives us a bit of a sneak peek into what's happening in good 'ole Salem. My own personal obsession with this time period aside, it's nice to see it getting a little more attention in mainstream TV. Sleepy Hollow has already visited Salem in its 2nd season and referencing the trials is pretty much essential scripting whenever witches in America are mentioned.  

Deadline calls this key art "pretty provocative" but I think it's fucking RAD. A Witch War you say? Pass me my broom and sign me the hell up. 

Season 2's storyline: Season 2 opens with Salem’s most powerful witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), forced to face off against adversaries old and new who are vying for her throne, as the disease and devastation unleashed by a deadly supernatural ritual spreads through the war-torn village. 

Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Take Me to Church'

My lover's got humour
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshiped her sooner
If the heavens ever did speak
She's the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday's getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
'We were born sick,' you heard them say it...

If you're living in the States... or the UK... or anywhere with Top 40 radio, I'm quite sure you've heard Hozier's "Take Me to Church" a thousand times by now. You may even be sick of it. The Grammy noms? They didn't help. But I beseech you, listen to it one more time. And really listen. Take in the lyrics. I don't throw around the word "epic" often, but this track is just that. The line, "I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies, I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife," is not only 100% Revenge Honey approved, but it also gives her a bit of the vapors. #horrorhoneyproblems. Bonus points for a video that elicits ALL the fucking feels. ~RH

Now with the addition of: This equally fabulous video featuring a ballet performance by tatted ballet badboy Sergei Polunin, and directed by David LaChapelle. TRIPLE FEELS!

"The Innocent Child's Death and My Revenge..."

A Revenge Honey Classic Review by Linnie

The Virgin Spring (1960)

I find that with a lot of revenge films, no matter how amazing they are, they are often inspired by something even more exceptional. For example, The Last House on the Left (1972) is one of the most classic rape/revenge horror films ever made. Wes Craven had the courage to make a horrifically brutal horror film that signified the end of the hippie generation and the literal death of innocence. But the fact is, The Last House is heavily adapted from Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring, which in turn is based on a 13th-century Swedish ballad. Without question, The Virgin Spring is a gorgeous piece of film history that encapsulates questions of morality, the trappings of religion, and the nature of true justice versus the desire for revenge.