Bits ‘n Pieces Evening Edition: Sledgehammer, The Body, Comic News, Walken Dead

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3:15, Famous Monsters, Roger Corman

Bits ‘n Bloody Pieces is a quick look at stuff we might have missed, viral-related promotions or items that do not necessarily warrant their own news item.

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• Retro Slashers, always keeping their fingers on the pulse of old school splatter pics, reports the 1983 slasher flick Sledgehammer is hitting DVD on May 10 from Intervision Pictures Corp. Written and directed by David A. Prior, want to take a guess what the killer uses in this film? The disc is loaded up with special features, included audio commentary.

• Young adult novel author Patrick Carman has launched a new digital series at 3:15stories.com where short terror tales will be rolled out. Download the app at the site and stay up to date with each story. Carman is behind “Skeleton Creek” and “13 Days to Midnight” – both are heading to the screen.

• Famous Monsters of Filmland and Imagi-Movies descend on Beverly Hills in April. Details in the trailer below!

• Cover art for Dark Horse’s “Creepy” #6, on sale June 29.

Run! Hide! Call the authorities! You’ll find all your efforts futile… It was foolish to think you could escape Creepy #6! There will be no mercy shown as you recoil in horror at tales brought to you by Joe R. Lansdale, Nathan Fox, Christopher A. Taylor, Jason Shawn Alexander, Alice Henderson, and more! Featuring 48 bone-chilling pages Creepy #6 will make your summer scream!

• CBR has a preview of the new Image Comics title “Undying Love” – a vampire/action tale.

• SyFy has renewed its competitive make-up FX series Face Off for a second season.

• L.A.! Meet Roger and Julie Corman on Wednesday, May 23 Rocket Video (315 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90036) where they’ll be signing copies of Sharktopus from 7 – 9pm.

• Julia’s Eyes writer Oriol Paulo will direct the Spanish thriller The Body. Screen Daily says it’s “about a police inspector investigating a missing dead body, whose chief point of help is the dead woman’s husband, but clues soon reveal he could be the suspect.”

• Let me drop some “Walken Dead” on you. (Thanks, Hobes.)

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor