IDW’s “Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story” Gives Fans Of The Video Game All New Horrors To Embrace



In the video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who finds himself trapped within the fog-shrouded confines of Silent Hill when the prison bus he’s riding aboard crashes. On the run and desperately seeking escape from the haunted town, Murphy is ardently pursued by a mysterious corrections officer named Anne Marie Cunningham. Murphy and Anne seem to share a dark past, though Murphy is uncertain what exactly that may be. But Anne is fully aware of the twisted and terrifying events that bind the two together. This, at last, is her story. For fans of the game, it will be a chance to finally see what horrors Anne faced during her time offscreen in the Silent Hill Downpour video game. For new fans/readers, it will be a chilling introduction to the horrifying world of Silent Hill Downpour. For both, it will be an accessible and shocking canonical story…Anne’s Story.

IDW’s “Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story” can be found at a comic book shop near you.  Follow IDW on TWITTER and check out their OFFICIAL WEBSITE for more info and to stay up to date on all different kinds of awesome.

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Campo Santo Releases The First Trailer To “Firewatch” At PAX 2014 And We Can’t WAIT To Start Playing It…

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…the only problem is we HAVE to wait because it doesn’t come out until 2015!  The game is the first from the new studio Campo Santo.  The studio is a new startup comprised of  co-founders, designers Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman, (formerly of Telltale Games’ acclaimed ‘Walking Dead‘ series), Nels Anderson (whose resume includes ‘Mark of the Ninja‘), Chris Remo, Jane NG, Will Armstrong, James Benson, Paolo Surricchio and one of the most popular graphic designers of pop culture and video game fame, Olly Moss.

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The first thing to note is that the environment is absolutely stunning and there is a great attention to detail.  The opening shot shows a Firewatch Tower with a spinning wind vane, a flag, communication lines and even tall grass all gently blowing in the wind.  The game is a 1st person, puzzle based game set in the Wyoming wilderness in 1989, led by narrative between the games two main characters.  You see the game through the eyes of Henry whose only other contact is at the other end of a walkie talkie.  There is definitely an eerie tone to everything as you start to put the pieces together of Henry’s past and the plot starts to unravel.

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Here is the official synopsis:  Firewatch is a mystery set in the woods of Wyoming, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio. You play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot and dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

This first trailer leaves us wanting more….a lot more and we can’t wait until it is released in 2015 for for Windows, Mac, and Linux..  This first offering from the “small but scrappy video game studio in San Francisco” looks like it will be one of our biggest addictions next year.

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DreamWorks “How To Train Your Dragon 2″ Comes To Digital HD Oct. 21st and Blu-ray/ DVD Nov. 11th

Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014’s highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

dcbe0503-88f6-44e5-bc9f-96f2737a8e8eThe thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Digital HD October 21 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 11.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, the next chapter to the Academy Award® nominated film released in 2010, is “sensational…an instant animated classic,” proclaims Access Hollywood. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and certified 92% fresh on Variety’s Peter Debruge declares the film is “Braver than ‘Brave,’ more fun than ‘Frozen’…Dragon delivers.” It’s a must-own title for the whole family!

how_to_train_your_dragon_2_movie-wide-e1402930140735Fans will get even more excitement, adventure and, of course, more dragons when DreamWorks Animation releases DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS, an all-new animated adventure featuring the original voice cast. A hunt for lost sheep soon turns into a high-flying sprint in the all-new epic adventure as Hiccup and friends battle to become the first Dragon Racing Champion of Berk! DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS will be available exclusively on the Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD double pack and Digital HD.

The all-star film talent features Jay Baruchel (This Is The End), two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Academy Award® nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Neighbors), T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids). The film also adds the voice talent of Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”).

The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that explore the world of dragons and more. Furthermore, the Blu-ray™ and Digital HD contain four exclusive featurettes, deleted scenes and a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film, shot and created by the film’s writer and director Dean DeBlois.
DreamWorks Animation How To Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray™ & Digital HD include:

Feature film in high definition

Special Features:
- Fishleg’s Dragon Stats – How much do you know about your favorite dragons? Explore the Dragon 2 Guide and learn more about your favorite fire-breathing friends!
- Drago’s War Machines – Gobber the Belch narrates this inside look at the fierce creatures and “high-tech” weapons used by Drago to expand his growing dragon army.
- Berk’s Dragon World – Explore the massive stable created to house the dragons of Berk, along with other changes made on the island to promote harmonious living.
- Hiccup’s Inventions in Flight – Learn the secrets of how Hiccup and Toothless work together to form the ultimate high-flying team in this fascinating interactive tour.
- Deleted Scenes — The awesome adventure continues with telling deleted and extended scenes, including action-packed footage you couldn’t see in theaters!
- Commentary by Simon Otto, Bonnie Arnold, Dean DeBlois, and Pierre-Olivier Vincent
- Where No One Goes: The Making of How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Writer-Director Dean DeBlois and his team take you behind the scenes of creating the film’s eye-popping visual effects and epic story
- Dragon Races – Catch the thrilling aerial action and exciting play-by-play commentary as you cheer on your favorite riders in a spectacular dragon race!
- Image Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- World of DreamWorks Animation – Move to the music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films

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DreamWorks Animation How To Train Your Dragon 2 DVD includes:

Feature film in standard definition

Special Features:
- Fishleg’s Dragon Stats – How much do you know about your favorite dragons? Explore the Dragon 2 Guide and learn more about your favorite fire-breathing friends!
- Image Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films

CLICK HERE to preorder your copy on blu-ray or DVD.

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Mondo’s ‘We Buy Your Kids’ Solo Show: “Harsh Majical” Looks Awesome


Two of the nicest people in pop culture art, Australians, Sonny and Biddy of WE BUY YOUR KIDS, recently had a solo show at Mondo’s gallery in Austin, Texas.  Called “Harsh Majical.”  The duo showed up for the event and here are some exclusive photos from the opening by Austin, TX photographer TRENT LESIKAR.

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Here is how Mondo described the event on their BLOG.

Mondo welcomes back beloved Australian artist duo, We Buy Your Kids, for the next gallery show, “Harsh Majical.” The show will run from August 29th through September 15th. The opening reception will be Friday, August 29th from 7 –10pm at the Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

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Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, the faces behind Sydney-based We Buy Your Kids, are known for their colorful, off-beat design style. They combine hand-made and digital techniques to create their work, often experimenting with color, shape and texture. Their influences include a shared love of comic books, skateboarding, music and film.

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The show’s title, “Harsh Majical,” came from a direct English translation of a Chinese description of WBYK’s work. “We felt it might sum up the final outcome, but more importantly describes the fun we’ve had working on this collection.” It will include prints from films previously tackled by Mondo artists, such as Alien and The Fly, but will also introduce some new titles such as White Men Can’t Jump and Thrashin’.





“When we started to think about movies for the show, Alien was one of the first that we chose,” said WBYK. “We both love it, everyone loves it, it’s an all time classic.” They had originally gone for a more static, art deco approach to the print, focusing on beautiful designs of the helmet and monster frozen in space. “It didn’t quite seem to illustrate the horror of the film, or the tension. Instead we let it rip with a bolder image of the terror inside man.”

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The show will also feature a softer take on sci-fi horror classic, The Fly. “When I first watched the film, I was surprised at how touching and sad it was. This tenderness was the first thing we wanted to convey in the poster. We zoomed right in so we could focus on those human emotions that run right through the movie, which are often overlooked in favour of the iconic glowing sci-fi, goopy-fleshed imagery,” said Day.


In addition to creating prints for Mondo’s online store, this will be the second gallery show featuring art from the talented duo. Their first, entitled “Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend” (which opened in December of 2012), was a huge success and “Harsh Majical” is expected to be equally bizarre and awesome.

“We are over the moon to have another chance to show our work in their amazing space,” said the pair. “We cannot wait to get back to Austin.”

As you can see, Sonny and Biddy did a fantastic job.  Click the link below to see even more exclusive photos from this amazing opening.


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We’ll Give You ONE Guess What Simon Delart’s Favorite Video Game Is…


…and if you guessed Candy Crush, you are SO wrong.  The other day we showed you a SPECTACULAR Game Of Thrones piece that Simon was commissioned for and now he has set his sights on a certain best-selling video game. Being from France, how could Simon NOT be in love with the new Assassin’s Creed game takes place smack dab in the middle of Paris during the turbulent times of the French Revolution.


Simon has come up with a sensational rendering of the games main protagonist, Arno and as usual, he has done it with nothing but triangles.  Yep, we said triangles.  In this case, 3953 to be exact and the end result is fantastic.

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We asked Simon about this one and here is what he had to say:  I’ve played Assassin’s Creed since the first episode. I adored the second one, and played a lot of Black Flag, but I have never anticipated the release of one of the Assassin Creed game’s like I have with this new one.  The fact that this new episode takes place in Paris, during the French Revolution, REALLY tempts me to play it (maybe because I look forward to see what my streets could have looked like back  in 1789!)  I adore realizing portraits, and the challenge here was to create it behind the grand rose window of Notre-Dame, where we actually get to see the logo of the saga. It’s almost as if Arno, the assassin, was always a part of this city he choses to defend and to free.

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Here is Simon’s gorgeous portrait of Arno and if you click the link below, you can see a variant version that he did as well.

CLICK HERE to see the variant version of Simon’s tribute to Assassin’s Creed

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Pick Up The Third Stellar Print From Dark Hall Mansion’s Seminal Film Series: “The War Of The Worlds” By Tom Whalen

There are a few films that REALLY impacted us when we were growing up.  Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”, Spielberg’s “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” and Kubrick’s “The Shining” to name a few.  One such film is being immortalized by one of our favorite artists as part of Dark Hall Mansion’s Seminal Film Series.


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For the third offering in their officially licensed, Seminal Film Series, Dark Hall Mansion has called upon the mega-talents of Tom Whalen to produce something special for the 1953 sic-fi classic by H.G. Wells, “The War of the Worlds.”   Wells’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused widespread panic when it came out and after looking at Tom’s work, if THIS is how people saw it in their mind when they listened to it on the radio, then I can see why folks lost their minds.  Imagine, if you will massive, metallic, arachnid-like machines walking the streets, firing devastating beams, destroying buildings and killing anything that stood in their path.  Our weapons can’t stop them and we are seemingly doomed to certain obliteration.


One thing to remember is that if you have pre-ordered Dark Hall Mansion & Tom Whalen’s 10-print “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” series, you ALREADY have one of these reserved for you!  You have NO obligation to buy it BUT…’s yours if you want it.  Check out the official press release from Dark Hall Mansion and then IMMEDIATELY go order your copy today.


Dark Hall Mansion is pleased to offer its first DHM Seminal Film Series entry of 2014: Our officially licensed limited edition screen print for Paramount’s 1953 Sci-Fi cornerstone, “The War of the Worlds” by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen. Dark Hall Mansion, under license by Paramount Pictures, will release Tom Whalen’s uniquely stylized take in a striking 24″ x 36″ Standard and Variant edition, as well as a select foil edition for each.

“The War of the Worlds” limited edition screen prints go on sale next Friday, September 5th, 2014 on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated STORE PAGE at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST.

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“The War of the Worlds” Foil (w/Std artwork) $150 Edition of 10 (Not shown)

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“The War of the Worlds” Foil (w/Var artwork) $150 Edition of 10 (Not shown)

VIP! IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING RESERVE/LOCK ON A “THE WAR OF THE WORLDS” PRINT VIA YOUR PURCHASE OF A DHM “TWILIGHT ZONE” SUBSCRIPTION SERIES THEN YOU MUST SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT BY 11:59 PM PST NEXT TUES, SEPT 2, 2014. “TWILIGHT ZONE” Standard subscription holders have a reserve right to purchase one Std edition “The War of the Worlds” print while “TWILIGHT ZONE” Variant subscription holders have a reserve right to purchase one Variant “The War of the Worlds” print. Simply forward your payment directly to Dark Hall Mansion via our Paypal address: using the EXACT Paypal address you used in purchasing your “TWILIGHT ZONE” subscription (or your payment will be refunded) in the amount of $65 for a Std “The War of the Worlds” edition or $100 for a Variant “The War of the Worlds” edition by 11:59 PM PST Tues. You must add shipping of $15 for domestic or $25 international and CA buyers need add 7.5% ($4.88 for a Std/$7.50 for a Variant) or their purchases will be refunded. Failure to forward your advance payment by that time will be understood as a pass and your reserved “The War of the Worlds” piece released for general sale to the public on Friday, Sept 5th. Those purchasing a “TWILIGHT ZONE” subscription before Tuesday’s deadline are still entitled to a reserve on Tom Whalen’s “The War of the Worlds.”

“The War of the Worlds” limited edition print is created by Dark Hall Mansion. “The War of the Worlds” is a registered trademark of Paramount Pictures.  More information can be found on these and other editions available from Dark Hall Mansion at 

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