How evil is horror director Eli Roth? This Discovery Channel special will find out!

The Discovery Channel is getting into the act with the Halloween-themed entry in their Curiosity series, "How Evil Are You," directed and hosted by Hostel writer-director Eli Roth.

Here's the synopsis:

Actor/Director Eli Roth is no stranger to exploring the nature of evil. As a master of horror with films like Inglorious Basterds and Hostel, Roth turns his lens to research possibly the most horrifying monster of them all - the average American. In CURIOSITY’s “How Evil are You?”, Roth sets out to recreate the infamous Milgram experiment to see how, or if, the results have changed. Roth himself even undergoes tests and scans to see if he carries what researchers dub "the evil gene." So does Hollywood's famous horror director have a little extra ‘edge’ in his craft?...

You may not know the Milgram Experiment by name, but it's likely that you remember it from a brief description. Essentially, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram sought to determine the limits of authority by tasking volunteers to deliver shocks to an unknown respondent when the respondent answered a series of questions incorrectly. Milgram's experiment--an excellent look at the relationship between authority and obedience, but not necessarily evil per se--is one of the reasons we have stricter constraints on psychological testing and the type of duress subjects can be put through.

Curiosity: How Evil Are You airs Sunday, October 30th at 9PM ET on the Discovery Channel.

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IDW plans to provide a regular dose of alien menace starting next year.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, IDW has announced that they're teaming up with playing card makers Topps to release a monthly comic based on the alien invasion series. The original 1962 trading cards by artist Wally Wood told the story of a martian invasion and human efforts to repel the extraterrestrial incursion. Many of you may remember it though, from the mind-bogglingly terrible Tim Burton movie from '96 which played up the camp of the concept so thoroughly, there wasn't any camp left for the rest of that year and early '97. Read More...

On the heels of vocaloid star Hatsune Miku's first live concert in the U.S., on November 10th, distributors Live Viewing Japan will be holding screenings in select cities around the U.S. of the concert film, Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39's LIVE in SAPPORO. The screenings will be broadcast simultaneously at 7 PM local time in each market.

Here's the pitch for the event from Live Japan Viewing:

“We’re very excited to present this unique Hatsune Miku experience for her U.S. fans,” says Live Viewing Japan Exective Director Hiroki Kotani. “Miku has captivated a global audience with a mix of catchy pop music and captivating technology-inspired visuals. Her popularity has opened an entirely new range of possibilities to blend a cute pop idol persona with technology and computer-created graphics. We invite fans to visit the Live Viewing Japan web link for more information and for specific movie theater event locations. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Hatsune Miku perform!”

You can catch the event at the theaters below:

Owings Mills, MD: Owings Mills 17, 10100 Mill Run Cir
Boston, MA: Fenway 13, 201 Brookline Ave
Chicago, IL: River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Houston, TX: Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 Plus IMAX, 7620 Katy Fwy
Los Angeles, CA: Rave 18, 6081 Center Dr
New York, NY: Empire 25 with IMAX 234, W 42nd St
San Francisco, CA: Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 835 Market St
Seattle, WA: Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St
Orange, CA: Orange Stadium Promenade, 1701 W. Katella Ave
New York, NY: Union Square Stadium 14, 850 Broadway

You can find out additional information about the screenings at the Live Viewing Japan site.

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