Spoiler Alert: Synopsis of Supernatural Season Finale Episode 11.23 – Alpha and Omega

Dread Central - 12 hours 13 min ago

This week’s episode of “Supernatural” provided long-time fans of the show with one of the sweetest payoffs we could have ever hoped for, but we’ll steer clear of mentioning obvious spoilers in this first paragraph for those of you who aren’t quite caught up yet… but proceed at your own risk!

For those of you who are ready to learn more about what’s ahead, we have the synopsis of this year’s season finale to share, Episode 11.23, “Alpha and Omega,” in which we get the face-off we’ve been waiting for: the Light vs. the Darkness.

Supernatural” Episode 11.23 – “Alpha and Omega” (5/25/16; 9:00-10:00 pm)
GOD VS. AMARA – God (guest star Rob Benedict) comes to a decision about Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) that has direct repercussions for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).  Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.

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‘Doom’ Launch Trailer Unleashes Hell

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:42

In just over a week, we’ll be tearing through the legions of Hell in the new Doom. As much as I enjoy mowing down foul creatures with an arsenal of pants-shittingly awesome space marine weapons like the vengeful personification of death metal album cover art, this time around, I’m going to focus on the more intimate, up-close-and-personal approach to cleansing the bowels of Hell. It’s going to be a bloody exorcism, and I’m super pumped about it. How about you?

Doom releases May 13 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Saman Kesh’s ‘Hit TV’ Short is Incredible and You Should Watch It

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:09

Music video/commercial director Saman Kesh is building a strong name for himself. On top of working with such artists as Calvin Harris and Placebo, not to mention companies like Taco Bell and Visa, his short film Controller was picked up by Fox for a feature length film. But today marks a new day and a new venture for Kesh as he premiered his newest project, a short film by the name of Hit TV.

A love letter to 80’s action thrillers, the short follows Hunter Thomas, a man who is searching for his wife after she’s been kidnapped by a mysterious organization only known as Hit TV. The organization highjacks broadcast channels to air a seedy and haunting call-to-action where people are identified for murder and priced accordingly.

There are some elements of They Live and The Running Man as well as a bit of The Purge, but it’s all brought together in a unique and exciting way that is beautifully constructed and gleefully violent. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m just going to say that I absolutely LOVED the “rasping breath” moment. When you watch the short below, you’ll see what I mean!

Now, here’s where it gets really cool when it comes to Hit TV. Talking with The Creators Project, Kesh outlines his vision for the short, saying, “The short is actually going to be a film at first to setup the universe. It will branch off into a tv show that focuses more on other characters instead of our hero.” A feature-length film is anticipated for 2017.

To get that raw 80’s quality, Kesh actually approached it like it would be viewed during that decade. “The show was rendered out and played back on set through a genuine 80s television set in order to capture that authentic quality,” he explains.

You can find more of Kesh’s work on his official website

HIT TV // The Prologue from Saman Kesh on Vimeo.

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Announcing the Dose of Terror Podcast!

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:15

Welcome to the Dose of Terror Podcast! As part of the upcoming Dread Central Podcast Network (official podcast network name pending), we would like to share with you the first podcast to be released under the new network.

Hosts are myself (Steve Wood), Joey Infante, and Mike from Brooklyn. We’ve all been lifelong horror fanatics and hope that our brand of banter and bullshit will be satisfying for the Dread Central audience.

Now, as a Dinner for Fiends fan, I invite you all to fuck us back! You can do such back fucking in the following ways…

Check out the official Dose of Terror website, follow @adoseofterror on Twitter and “Like” Dose of Terror on Facebook. Feeling really bold? You can also reach us via email at doseofterror@gmail.com or on Google Voice – 323-418-2099.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON YOUR COMPUTER!

Alternately, you can listen directly here or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. We will soon be incorporated in the new Podcast section of Dread Central.

We’re excited to be under the Dread Central banner and will be following a biweekly release schedule. We will be releasing new installments on Mondays.

Enjoy!

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Dare You Lie in the Bed of the Dead?

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:59

The wondrously sick minds behind Bite are back with a new film at the Cannes Market, and we have your first details and bitching artwork. Dare you snooze in the Bed of the Dead?

Bed of the Dead was written and directed by Jeff Maher and produced by Black Fawn Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment. Colin Price, Alyssa King, and Gwen Cumyn star.

Synopsis:
Four twenty-somethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

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The Grave Gets Raw at Cannes

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:55

On tap right now are the first stills from Grave, which is appearing at Cannes as Raw. Open up, and say, “Ahhhhhhh!”

Julia Ducournau directs. Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Bouli Lanners star.

Synopsis:
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world.

During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…

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Simon West to Unleash War Wolf

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:50

Loving werewolf movies as much as we do, the title War Wolf alone has us tickled pink! According to Variety, veteran action director Simon West (Con-Air, The Expendables 2, The Mechanic) has been set to helm the upcoming furiously furry flick with shooting set for Italy in November.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman, and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch. Finch, author of the Heck crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

Fortitude Intl. will launch international sales in Cannes. War Wolf is the first in a planned franchise of films (of course) under a partnership among West, Fortitude, and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

War Wolf is set in 1356, after decades of war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend; and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.

The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and Wolves. Dave Elsey and Rick Baker shared an Academy Award for 2010’s The Wolfman.

The popularity of the fantasy genre around the globe continues to grow, and the fierce world of War Wolf is an electric story,” said Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros. “Under the masterful direction of Simon West and the brilliant team of Dave and Lou Elsey behind the special effects makeup, this film is going to blow people away with both the look of this fantastical world and the intense storytelling.

More as it comes.

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The Unseen Sales Trailer Disappears

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:43

Ahead of its stint at Cannes, we now have the sales trailer for the latest take on the invisible man story, The Unseen. See it before it disappears!

Geoff Redknap directs the film starring Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, and Ben Cotton.

Geoff Redknap worked as a make-up effects artist before turning to writing and directing. His short The Auburn Hills Breakdown played at festivals worldwide. His feature script Hangfire was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and won the Golden Feather Award at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Synopsis:
A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she goes missing, he risks everything to find her, including exposing the fact that he is becoming invisible.

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Universal Dishes Mummy Details

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:30

Universal has finally unwrapped the details of its new version of The Mummy, and we have everything – including the official synopsis – right here for you!

From the Press Release:
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, King Arthur, “Peaky Blinders”), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible series and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

The Mummy is set for release on June 9, 2017.

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Interview with the Vampire Reboot Script Complete; Could Jared Leto Be the Next Lestat?

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:00

Earlier today we reminded you that it’s the 40th anniversary of the publication of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire so we’d say it’s the perfect time to get an update on the latest film version of the novel.

At the end of March, Josh Boone, who was tapped to helm the reboot (or whatever it is they’re calling it these days), said he was working on the script with Jill Killington; and per a recent post by Boone on Instagram, the first draft, which incorporates both Interview and its sequel, The Vampire Lestat, is indeed finished!

#annerice #vampirechronicles #thevampirelestat

A photo posted by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT

But that’s not even the most exciting news that we have for you…

Recently Rice asked her fans on Facebook for their opinion of who might make the best Lestat, and one name that kept coming up was Jared Leto. Apparently, Boone agrees. Check out his tweet from yesterday:

Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto pic.twitter.com/CsFqtYw9Na

— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016

What say you? Do you think Jared can fill the shoes left behind by previous Lestats Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend? I’d say he’s spot-on.  Share your thoughts below!

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Official ‘The Mummy’ Synopsis Ushers in a New World of Gods and Monsters

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:59

A press release hypes The Mummy, the first (or second, if you include Dracula Untold) of the revived Universal Monsters universe that’s set for release on June 9, 2017

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (AnnabellKing ArthurPeaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on.  Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

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Doom Launch Trailer Fights Like Hell

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:38

The hotly anticipated Doom reboot is still eight days away, but publisher Bethesda has gone ahead and released the launch trailer anyway. It’s just over a minute long, but it sure made me ponder: “Can this game get any more awesome?”

Not long now. On May 13, the grandaddy of all FPS franchises will finally be making a comeback.

Synopsis:
DOOM is back! With a brutal single-player campaign, iconic fast-paced multiplayer, and the ability to create and play your own levels with SnapMap, DOOM delivers all the guns, demons, and action you’ve been craving. It’s time to Fight Like Hell.

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7th Annual Steampunk World’s Fair Taking Place May 13-15 in New Jersey

Dread Central - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:54

While the “steampunk” label in and of itself doesn’t necessarily pertain to our beloved genre, the upcoming 7th annual Steampunk World’s Fair has enough horror-related guests and events (such as an appearance by The Devil’s Carnival creators Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman) that we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring it to your attention.

Things kick off on Friday, May 13th, and full details follow.

From the Press Release:
The Steampunk World’s Fair comes roaring back into the heart of Piscataway, New Jersey, this May 13th through 15th as one of the most unique and memorable events on the East Coast celebrates its 7th season. This year’s event hosts a veritable cabal of international performers, a sea of vendors providing temptations for miles, a packed schedule guaranteed to both titillate and educate, and a series of special events that will keep you smiling from ear to ear for months to come!

The Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 Highlights Include:

  • Absinthe Heroes: A Steampunk Rock Opera
    Darkly humorous and adventurous with healthy helpings of wit, dash, daring… and chocolate! Its musical score was written by our acclaimed headliner Psyche Corporation. Absinthe Heroes has been described as “a riotous blending of the ridiculous and the sublime,” “mad science in theatrical form,” and “a Steampunk rollercoaster.”
  • Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman
    The creative madmen behind The Devil’s Carnival come home to the event they were born to attend! With them comes a shadowcast performance/screening of Repo! The Genetic Opera, a screening of The Devil’s Carnival, and a preview of their newest work, entitled American Murder Song!
  • Splendid Teapot Racing
    One takes a favorite teapot, adds a radio-controlled chassis, and then runs it through a prescribed course of candlesticks, fine china, and of course, the Ramp of Doom. Mayhem then ensues. Open to anyone!
  • Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland
    Under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia, kids can practice their best tea party manners with a picnic on the lawn, play story-building games, master mischief making, construct mysterious devices, and more!
  • Musical Guests
    Experience music from all corners of the globe with Steam Powered Giraffe, This Way to the Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ingimar Oddsson, and many more! You’ll also find buskers around every corner, so one might say there’s no escaping fantastic musics at the Steampunk World’s Fair!
  • A Giant Robot Named Iris
    Yes. We have a giant robot. Want to take a picture next to a giant robot?
    OF COURSE YOU DO!

With panels on famous literature (and featuring famous international authors!), fashion, self-defense, and the supernatural; workshops teaching the finer points of hula hooping, tea tasting, dancing, and ray gun building; book exchanges; trinket swaps; a maze of vendors with a dizzying array of wares; and our fairgrounds populated with the finest ladies and gentlemen dressed in some of the most creative costumes you’ll ever see, the Steampunk World’s Fair is sure to pack your day with memories that will never leave you.

The Steampunk World’s Fair encompasses two hotels, which are located next to each other and separated by a large parking lot that holds the Fair’s Midway Vendors and Grand Performance Tent.

The Radisson of Piscataway
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Embassy Suites of Piscataway
121 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Our full schedule of events is available here.  Tickets for general admission (day or weekend) and special events are available here.

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Is Jared Leto ‘Interview With the Vampire’s’ New Lestat?!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:47

Remember when Warner Bros. announced that Jared Leto would be playing Joker in Suicide Squad? Yeah, people lost their shit. Then, when the first image was released, they lost their shit even more.

Look, I like Leto. He was awesome in Fincher’s Fight Club and Panic Room, not to mention Requiem for a Dream and American Psycho. I really don’t understand the hatred. But alas, people will hate.

With that said, is Leto going to be the new Lestat in the mixed adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview With the Vampire” and “The Vampire Lestate”, or are we being trolled by writer/director Josh Boone?

Just yesterday, Boone shared a completed screenplay for Interview With the Vampire that he’s co-written with Jill Killington. It confirmed that Universal Pictures is still developing the new universe, dubbed The Vampire Chronicles.

Then, Boone took to Twitter to drop the below bomb, which means one of three things: He’s fucking with fans, he’s personally campaigning for Leto, or Leto is the new Vampire Lestat.

Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto pic.twitter.com/CsFqtYw9Na

— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016

If Leto has been cast as Lestat, he would follow in the footsteps of Tom Cruise, who played the character in Neil Jordan’s 1994 Interview With the Vampire, and Stuart Townsend in the 2002 Queen of the Damned adaptation.

An interesting addition is that Chris Rice (writer and son of Anne Rice), tweeted this response:

We’re so excited about this and @JoshBooneMovies. Lots of great things to come. Stay tuned! https://t.co/F22FJiVA4G

— Christopher Rice (@chrisricewriter) May 4, 2016

Universal has already announced that they are bringing the The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise, to us in June of 2017 and The Invisible Man, which stars Johnny Depp, in April 2018. But now they’re giving us yet another classic monster tale on February 15th, 2019, with plans for The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, and Dracula on the way, too.

Hopefully there will be some official news soon. Until then, what do you guys think of Leto as Lestat? His character in Fight Club was called “Angel Face”…

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“The Walking Dead” Creator Defends Season Six Cliffhanger

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:29

The season six finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has caused such anger and speculation, that it’s kind of incredible in its own right. Fans have been going crazy trying to figure out who Negan could’ve possibly killed. Was it Carl? Glenn? Abraham? Jesus? At this point, no one knows and those that have DO an inkling of where the story might be going, the writers/producers/etc…, certainly aren’t talking.

But for creator Robert Kirkman, the ending isn’t something people should get upset over. As he writes in issue #154 of the long-running comic, “…a character you love and are going to miss is DEAD, and we gave you a few extra months to hope, to no grieve. Is there uncertainty? Yes. But that was kind of the idea.

Defending it further, Kirkman explains that the reason events unfolded as they did was to give viewers, “…something to talk about.

You can read the full statement below, courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

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Greg McLean Explains the Black Handprints in ‘The Darkness’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:06

Next Friday Greg McLean will not only see his “Wolf Creek” series hit Stan, but also have his supernatural horror The Darkness open in theaters across the country.

The Darkness, which stars Silent Hill and Rogue‘s Radha Mitchell, as well as Kevin Bacon (“The Following,” Stir of Echoes), follows a family that, after a vacation at the Grand Canyon, brings home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatens to destroy them from within, while also consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

Every good horror movie has a visual cue that the audience can recognize. The Darkness is shrouded in black handprints, which canvas the posters, trailers and TV spots.

We caught up with McLean, who explained to us the original of the black handprints, which are uniquely inspired by ancient Native American art.

“I drew a lot from Native American Mythologies and rituals in my research,” McLean explains to us in an exclusive interview. “During the research I kept on seeing these hand prints in ancient cave paintings – which were symbols of death and they evolved from the idea that these demonic forces appeared via a ritual fire and left hand prints in ash. Ash also being a symbol of death and rebirth.

“There’s such incredible depth and richness to Native American culture, legends and religion one could spend a lifetime reading and studying and constantly be amazed. As someone not from the states the Native American history of the USA has always fascinated me and much of that found it’s way into the movie.”

Speaking of inspirations, McLean talks a bit about a haunting that ignited the idea behind The Darkness.

“The script idea began years ago when a friend told me a story of a real haunting that happened near where they lived,” McLean revealed. “The way it was related to me was so mundane, and the family so normal and what went down was so extreme, the concept of how the supernatural can explode into incredibly relatable circumstances stuck with me. It was a powerful moment and I thought about that for years until I came across the true stories of objects being taken from sacred sites bringing bad luck and disaster to individuals and homes. Those two thoughts were really the genesis of the movie.”

The Darkness (watch the trailer) will be opening in theaters everywhere next Friday, the 13th.

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Did Christine Brown Deserve Her Fate in ‘Drag Me to Hell?’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:01

Drag Me to Hell is a masterpiece. That is not a popular opinion among some of you, but the fact is that it’s a brilliant horror comedy that culminates in one of the most brutal endings in horror movie history.

***SPOILERS FOR A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD FILM BELOW***

As many of you already know, poor Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) does get dragged to Hell in the final scene of Drag Me to Hell. There are quite a few people who, shockingly, are alright with this and feel that Ms. Brown deserved her fate to burn in Hell for all eternity.

How could anyone think that poor, poor Christine Brown deserved to get dragged to Hell only to be tortured by the Lamia? The goat demon gives you a pretty clear idea of what would happen to her: it would feast upon her soul while she festered in the grave. Does anyone deserve that treatment?

Without calling any of you out, here is a small sampling of reader comments from posts I have made on this site about Drag Me to Hell:

  • “I couldn’t even root for the lead girl. She was so unlikable and then when she killed the kitten it just sealed my disdain for her.”
  • “It’s really the old woman that’s the victim in this story and Alison Lohman, I think her character Christine deserved probably what she got.”
  • “The audience kind of overlooks and makes excuses for the selfish choices her character makes throughout the film and therefore ends up shocked and surprised by what happens to her in the end.”
  • “She was a self-centered person who gave the appearance that she was a nice innocent lady who was willing to make Ganush suffer in Hell after all that she did to the old lady while she was alive. The bank teller dug her own Hell.”
  • “Drag Me to Hell had a happy ending. That Alison’s character was such a douchebag that I was happy she was pulled down to Hell. I hope she was suffering every day down there. So yes, happy ending indeed!”
  • “She basically tried to blame her boss every time the demon encountered her and it was so annoying. She just wasn’t as good a person as she thought she was.”

Look, we all have our own opinions and we are certainly entitled to them, but how could anyone think that Christine deserved to spend her afterlife being tortured in Hell? You may need to watch that final scene again to refresh your memory:

To be clear: no one (save for Hitler and maybe a couple of other historical figures on that level of evil) deserves this fate. Let’s assume for a moment that Christine was a Grade-A megabitch. Even then, she wouldn’t really deserve a fate like this. It would be easier to accept and laugh at, but even Heather Chandler herself didn’t deserve to down a mug full of drain cleaner. And she was the worst.

If one were to (literally) play Devil’s advocate, then one would need to look at the aforementioned charges brought up against Ms. Brown:

  • She shouldn’t have rejected Mrs. Ganush’s request for a third extension on her mortgage.
  • She was selfish for wanting to live and she was self-centered in that she only cared about her own survival.
  • She killed her kitten.

It’s that last one that really gets many of you going, so I’ll save it for last. First: was it wrong of Christine to deny Mrs. Ganush her request for a third extension on her mortgage? Sure. It was morally wrong and a bit mean-spirited. Mrs. Ganush had exhausted her income when “the sickness took [her] eye.” That being said, have none of you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place in order to advance in work? If you’ve been in the same position for a significant period of time with no advancement in your place of employment, it can be a bit frustrating. Christine was even cornered into this decision by her boss (the always great David Paymer), who basically told her she wouldn’t get the promotion if she didn’t shut Ganush down. It’s a shitty thing to do, but does she deserve to burn in Hell for this decision? Not at all. It’s not like she slapped the hag and kicked her out the door for everyone to laugh at her. She made a bold career move and that’s it.

Second: is Christine selfish for wanting to live and for caring solely about her own survival? Many times in Drag Me to Hell, Christine tries to throw other people to the Lamia. From her insistence at the séance that her boss put her in this position to her legitimately trying to send Mrs. Ganush to Hell (after failing to do the same to her obnoxious co-worker Stu), Christine certainly makes a case against herself. Still, would none of you do the same thing? If it were coming down to the wire and you were faced with being dragged to Hell or sending anyone else there in your place, wouldn’t you pick anyone else? Maybe you are more selfless than I am, but in the heat of the moment you are capable of making any kind of decision. As mentioned before, no one deserves this fate, but Christine (again) is being forced into a decision. Mrs. Ganush didn’t have to curse Christine. She made the choice out of spite, and if anything that makes her worse (and arguably more deserving of this fate) than Christine.

Lastly, does Christine deserve to burn in Hell for all eternity for killing her cat? Look, I get it! Killing a pet is basically the worst thing you could ever do in a movie (or real life). I’ve got a 2-year-old dog that, I kid you not, I would take a bullet for, but are you really telling me that you wouldn’t sacrifice any animal in order to save yourself from eternal damnation? Christine may have acted a little too quickly (she could have gone to her family farm and slaughtered a pig, for instance), but she wasn’t thinking clearly. After all, at this point in the film she had just been air-molested by the Lamia and was feeling pretty desperate. I’m not excusing the cat-killing, I’m just saying that it doesn’t condemn her to Hell.

This may be a controversial statement, but those who believe that Christine deserves her fate only think that they feel that way. Those select few are rationalizing their feelings over losing a character who had not committed any sort of grave sin. What do you do when an innocent character is dealt the cruelest punishment in cinema history? You convince yourself that she somehow deserved it. “She killed a helpless kitten!,” you cry. “She was being mean to that vindictive gypsy who was granted two extensions on her mortgage and probably deserved to be thrown out of her house!,” you say. I call shenanigans! There is no way any of you really, truly believe that Christine had this coming to her.

Let’s open the floor for discussion. Are you one of the select view that thinks Christine Brown was a selfish, horrible character who had it coming? Or are you on the opposing side of the argument and actually empathize with Ms. Brown? Let me know in the comments below or Tweet me if you really want to get into it!

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Spike’s “The Mist” Gets a Premiere Director

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:53

Spike is ramping up production for a TV series based on Stephen King’s “The Mist” and now news has broken that Emmy-award winning director Adam Bernstein will be helming the premiere episode, according to Deadline.

“The Mist” tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc.

The series will receive 10 one-hour episodes. Production kicks off this summer and a 2017 premiere date is anticpated.

Categories: Horror News

See ‘Evil Dead’ With a Live Orchestra and Bruce Campbell Hosting!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:33

If you’re the kind of person who celebrates Halloween throughout the month of October and you just so happen to live in the Los Angeles area, here’s an event that will be right up your alley!

On October 25th at the Ace Theater in LA, the horror world’s most charming chin-with-a-man-attached Bruce Campbell will be hosting a screening of Evil Dead, Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic horror film that introduced the world to Ash Williams. However, this isn’t just your normal everyday screening. Oh no, my lovely readers! What sets this one apart is that composer Joseph LoDuca will also be in attendance to introduce the Up chamber orchestra, who will be performing the score to the film live!

Tickets are on sale tomorrow but you can snag them today with the password “ASH”. Just head on over here to grab yours.

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Scream Factory Releasing Psychological Thriller ‘The Binding’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:07

Scream Factory has announced that they will be releasing the Gus Krieger-directed psychological thriller The Binding, which stars Amy Gumenick, Josh Heisler, and Leon Russom. The DVD/blu-ray will be coming out August 2nd.

Once upon a time, God Almighty appeared before one of the chosen, and commanded that he slay his own flesh and blood. Perhaps that time has come again…

Sarah Iman (Amy Gumenick) is a young mother and faithful minister’s wife. Her religious devotion and idyllic home life, however, are put to the ultimate test when she is forced to uncover the truth behind her husband’s horrific visions. As tensions rise and secrets come to light, Sarah soon finds herself spiraling toward a terrifying choice between faith and blood.

The trailer can be seen below. When you’re watching it, do me a favor and write in the comments if the husband looks exactly like Sean Astin. Like, I could’ve swore that was him.

The Binding bonus features:
· Over 20 mins of deleted scenes
· Cast interviews with Amy Gumenick (Sarah Iman), Josh Heisler (Bram Iman) and Leon Russom (Minister Uriel)
· Commentary track with writer and director Gus Krieger
· Teaser Trailer

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