The "What Killed Uncle Matt?" contest from the makers of Distiller starts today and we have an exclusive look at their latest comic! Also in this round-up: Weird Detective comic details and a look at NECA's new Godzilla figure.

Distiller Comic & Contest: "On March 16th we'll be celebrating one year of uninterrupted weekly comics based on Distiller by running a contest called "What killed Uncle Matt?"

Background clues laced throughout the movie and comics link up to the tell the story of how Uncle Matt really disappeared and what happened to him (unseen in the film).

To enter, contestants only need to post their theories of what happened to Matt on our Facebook page (

The grand prize will go to the first eligible person to post the correct answer. They will win the screen used puppet of the Goblin (with Teddy Bear suit) which we've mounted as a hunting trophy.

The first 100 contestants will get an 18x24 movie poster, and ALL participants will get a free download of the movie soundtrack.

The contest will run from March 16th to April 20th, the winner will be announced on the April 21st."


Distiller is now available on VOD.

"The film stars Dan Noonan and Amy Ciupek as the heirs to their long-lost Uncle’s estate. The Uncle, a globe-trotting ghost hunter known as a Distiller, spent his life trapping spirits of the dead in liquor bottles until his mysterious disappearance. Now 20 years later the duo inherit his belongings, including the collection of enigmatic bottles which they plan to open and serve at a Fourth of July party, causing ghost and creature mayhem to ensue.

For more information on DISTILLER, the movie trailer, behind the scenes videos, and the comic strip visit:


Weird Detective: Press Release: "MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the reunion of Harvey-nominated writer Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Conan the Avenger, Resurrectionists) and illustrator Guiu Vilanova (Conan the Avenger) on a new creator-owned comics series—Weird Detective!

Cthulhu cops, the Innsmouth Mafia, telepathic cats, and other crimes against sanity stalk the streets of New York in this pulpy stew of crime, horror, and mystery from the writer of Marvel Zombies and X-Men Noir.

The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

“I love H. P. Lovecraft, I love cop shows, and their unholy bastard child is Weird Detective,” Van Lente says. “Seeing cosmic horror at the street crime level opens up both genres to incredible new possibilities. Sebastian Greene is just the person to be your guide through this dangerous world, even as his own partner tries to figure out his dark secret.”

The first issue of Weird Detective contains all twenty-four pages of its three-part debut in Dark Horse Presents, plus twenty-two brand-new pages—all for the regular cover price of $3.99.

The genre-bending five-issue miniseries include colors by Dark Horse newcomer Maurício Wallace.

Weird Detective launches on June 15th. Pre-order your copy today at your local comic shop."


NECA's Godzilla Figure: From NECA: "Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we continue to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise!

This version of the beloved monster is based on the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!

Release Date: July 2016."

To learn more about NECA's new Godzilla figure, visit:

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    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).