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Guillermo Del Toro's 'Silent Hill' Demo Will Haunt Your Dreams

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Editor's Note: Guillermo Del Toro's Silent Hill is open for a first peek, Terry Gilliam's artistic legal woes, and more this fine, fine Monday.

Guillermo Del Toro is the man of a thousand projects, spanning nearly every medium. His latest bauble is a collaboration on the new "Silent Hill" video game with Hideo Kojma. They've released an official prelude to the game, but what is this monstrosity? Is it a demo? A teaser? A mini-game? I challenge you to watch all twenty-plus minutes of the playthrough, which is like a horrible dream -- an endless cycle of the same few hallways, in which something new and terrible appears almost every time you turn around. Check it out at the bottom of this post.

The Terry Gilliam curse seems to be in full effect. The "Brazil" director has run into trouble with his new film "Zero Theorem," finding himself sued by street artists over the use of their mural. Apparently the artwork has been copyrighted, a fact that Gilliam might not have known when he featured it prominently in "Theorem." According to the article, the filmmaker hit a similar snag with "12 Monkeys" that ended up costing him a small fortune.

Star Trek Vanguard novelist David Mack responded publicly last week to a fan who objected to the inclusion of a same-sex Vulcan/Klingon coupling in his recent book, saying: "I will never be made to feel shame for doing this. I am proud that we've been able to do this. I know we've still got more work to do, and we can do better at integrating more diverse viewpoints and characters into the ever-expanding universe of Star Trek." He even cited the Vulcan philosophy IDIC in his response -- Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. You can read his entire response here.

We threatened it was coming: "Call Girl of Cthulhu" has finally been unleashed, possibly the seediest H.P. Lovecraft adaptation ever attempted. Instead of insulting our intelligence, Fangoria swears the movie appeals to it: "There's a cleverness amidst the blood, breasts, and bodily fluids that a lot of Hollywood slummers could learn from." Okay, I'm sold! The film premiered this last weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse in New York, and will be available soon on-demand.

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