Funko's Pop! vinyl figures of Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Oscar Diaz, and Brumak from Gears of Wars are coming in May, and you can check out images of the Delta Squad collectibles! Also: a look at Zombie Clown Circus preview pages, Check Point release details, and info on Kelly Evan's medieval zombie novel, The Mortecarni.

Funko Reveals New Gears of War Pop! Vinyl Figures: From Funko: “Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!

Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow!

The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!

Coming this Spring!

Coming in May!

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Preview Pages and the Cover Artwork for Zombie Clown Circus: Press Release: "Source Point Press is releasing a new horror graphic novel titled Made-Up: Zombie Clown Circus digitally this month, and in print this May. Writer Mira Mortal and artist John “JAR” Rodriguez present this one-shot graphic novel that puts a fresh twist on zombie-horror and takes “wigging out” to a whole new level! A complete sideshow of gore, suspense, hilarity, and circus pandemonium!

Hours before show time, a toxic ingredient in a batch of white makeup has turned circus clowns into flesh-hungry zombies! Join the band of survivors, who use their unique talents to battle the horde: A renowned pair of high-flying Trapeze Artists, a fierce and fearsome Bearded Lady, deadly knife-throwing Dwarf Twins, a family of Contortionists and more get in on the gory action as they try to get through the night – make-up-free.

“This is a very fun new take on a zombie story, it’s an absolute blast,” says Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner. “Mira really utilizes the circus setting and characters to create unique situations, with some of the coolest kill scenes a horror fan has ever seen. John’s artwork is gorgeous, and is able to capture the heart of these characters and the horror of the scenarios.”

Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire says “We’re excited to have Made-Up in the forefront of our 2017 horror releases. It’s available now on DriveThruComics.com, and will soon be on ComicBlitz and Comixology as well. We’ll be debuting the graphic novel in print at Motor City Comic Con this May.”

Source Point Press is a Detroit-based publisher of horror, supernatural, occult and pulp comics, novels, and art books. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Werner and Trico J. Lutkins, Source Point Press slowly paid their dues on the convention circuit, churning out titles. That hard work has begun to pay off as they find themselves as one of the fastest growing small press publishers in the industry!

More information can be found at www.SourcePointPress.com."

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Check Point Release Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2017 -  On Tuesday, March 7th, Check Point will have its' much-anticipated release on all formats.

The online platforms releasing the film are iTunes US, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon Instant, Amazon DVD, Vudu (Walmart online), and Playstation. The cable providers are Comcast, Cos, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse, Verizon Fios, Frontier, Suddenlink, Charter, Mediacom, CenturyLink, Google Play, Dish, DirecTV, and Blockbuster/Sling TV.

The DVD retailers releasing the film are Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Netflix, Redbox, and Military Base shops.

The film was directed, produced and written by multi award-winning filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill. Check Point stars an ensemble cast consisting of WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg (The Longest Yard), William Forsythe (The Rock, Raising Arizona), Martial Arts Hall of Famer Mel Novak (Bruce Lee's Game of Death, An Eye For An Eye opposite Chuck Norris), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th films), Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween, X-Men), Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn, Starsky & Hutch), Former UFC Champion John Lewis (Sons of Anarchy), Krista Grotte (Nation's Fire, The Rack Pack, The Emerging Past) and Kenny Johnson (Bates Motel, The Shield). This project is also the last film of Ricky Harris (Heat, Dope) before his tragic and unexpected death.

Check Point is a very timely film considering all that is going on in the world today. This film is about a sleeper cell terrorist plot that is discovered in a small town where everyone knows one another, or so they thought they did. As justice seems lost, when an insurgent attack threatens to escalate into a full-blown invasion of the US, a team of unlikely heroes must rise up to fight the enemy and protect their beloved country.

"The idea of Check Point was something that has been with me since 1987. At one time, I wanted to be in the service as my father, uncles, grandfather and even my brother served our country. But I realized that it takes a very special kind of person to wear the uniform and defend their country. At that time in my life, my mind drifted more to the cinema and I wanted to make movies…where people can escape their worries and problems and lose themselves for a bit and get caught up in the world of cinema," he added.

Other projects this multi-talented filmmaker has worked on are the two-time award-winning retro film noir zombie epic-Lazarus: Apocalypse starring James Duval (Independence Day), which won best horror film at The New York City International Film Festival.  He also wrote, produced, directed and starred in the eight-time award-winning horror film The Emerging Past Director's Cut. He also produced and portrayed the sheriff in the indie film Mr. Hush. Churchill was also seen by millions on the SyFy Network's hit series Monster Man in episode #2 titled The Forbidden Werewolf.  This talented multi-hyphenate had a memorable role in the new cult classic Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Bai Ling (The Crow), Tommy Wiseau (The Room), Laurene Landon (Airplane 2: The Sequel), and Dawna Lee Heising (Pond Scum), and was reunited with Novak. He will also star with Novak and Landon in the upcoming Syndicate Smasher. Next on deck for Churchill is epic action thriller Nation's Fire,  starring Grotte, which he wrote and will be directing. Also on deck for him is an edgy new anthology TV series, Cold Plastic,  which he also wrote and is directing as well. Both projects are being production in conjunction David M. Parks' Apothecary Entertainment.

More info at http://www.churchhillproductions.com/"

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The Mortecarni Novel Details: "The year is 1348 and the Black Death is ravaging England. For Brother Maurice, a monk and physician, the disease is the most terrifying he’s ever seen. But Maurice soon learns of an even more deadly threat: the exanimate Mortecarni. After his first unexpected encounter with the creatures, Maurice is pulled into a world of savagery and secrecy.

As he travels across the country, investigating both the plague and the Mortecarni, Maurice questions how such unholy suffering is possible. When his own family is struck down, his beliefs falter. Can he regain his faith and save both England and himself?

The Mortecarni is a zombie novel, but with a medieval twist. A historical horror, the novel is carefully researched for accuracy. Character and place names, village portrayals, and depictions of medieval life are all faithful to the time period, as are the detailed descriptions of illness and medical practices. But it is foremost a horror novel, where actual examples of everyday events contribute to the terror.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995857806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488390849&sr=8-1&keywords=the+mortecarni"

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  • Tamika Jones
    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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