New Trailer for The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Urges Us to 'Move On'

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:32

Moving on may be easier said than done, but from the looks of this new trailer that popped up online for "The Vampire Diaries" Season 6, some of the regulars seem more inclined to do so than others. Stefan, we're talking to you!

Several guest stars and new recurring members of the cast have been announced for the show's sixth season including Chris Wood, Gabrielle Walsh, Colin Ferguson, Marco James, Emily C. Chang, Jayson Warner Smith, and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.

They join series regulars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert, Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett, Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes, Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman, and Michael Malarkey as Enzo.

"The Vampire Diaries" returns on October 2nd. For more info in the meantime, visit "The Vampire Diaries" on CWTV.com, "like" "The Vampire Diaries" on Facebook, and follow "The Vampire Diaries" on Twitter.

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Sleepaway Camp Stars Take a Dip in the Blood Reservoir

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:21

Three of the stars of Sleepaway Camp head back into the woods for the slasher flick Blood Reservoir, which is currently in post-production. Check out the first trailer to see what Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, and Max Sorrentino have gotten themselves into this time around!

Written and directed by Mark Anthony Del Negro and Chris Kellogg, the film also stars Hannah Landberg, John J. Thomassen, Jessica Mazo, and Ian Lyons.

Synopsis
A group of young campers have their own motives to go to a place known as the Blood Reservoir due to the massive killings that have taken place on the grounds through recent memory. Some are going to persuade a lover, while others are looking for lost treasure believed to have been left behind from decades past. No matter their motives, they must fend for themselves when they run into a group of contract killers who are believed to be hiding out at the reservoir.

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Enjoy a Few WTF Moments and Several Images from Syfy's Z Nation

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:08

Syfy's "Z Nation" premieres this coming Friday, September 12th, at 10PM; and the network has released a slew of new photos plus a pair of videos that show off a few "WTF" moments from the show.

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

Synopsis:
"Z Nation" starts three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all.

With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.




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The Boy Next Door Is Obsessed with J Lo; Watch the Trailer

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:04

It's often said that Jennifer Lopez's booty has the power to drive men crazy, and The Boy Next Door sets out to prove the literal truth of that statement. Check out the trailer for the Blumhouse-produced thriller, due in theaters on January 23rd of next year!

Hill Harper, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, and Kristin Chenoweth also star. Rob Cohen (XXX) directs the Barbara Curry-penned micro-budget movie, which will be distributed by Universal. Blumhouse is making the movie with Smart Entertainment and Nuyorican Productions.

Lopez play a newly separated mother who finds herself attracted to the teenage boy who moves in next door and befriends her son. When she starts and then abruptly ends their illicit romance, he’s not ready to let her go -- in a very Fatal Attraction kind of way. Chenoweth will play Lopez's best friend.

Look for more soon!

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‘Resident Evil 5′, ‘Dead Rising 2′ and ‘Off the Record’ Are Moving to Steamworks

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:56

Early next year, the PC versions of Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will transition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks. Capcom confirmed their plans to replace Microsoft’s dying games service with the more accessible Steamworks platform on their Unity blog.

“With the global popularity of the Steamworks platform, we’ve seen high demand from fans to bring these highly requested titles to this platform. Moving to Steamworks will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games.”

If you already own one or more of these games, they’ll automatically be moved to Steamworks when the transition happens. You won’t have to do a thing.

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The Ruination of Horror? A Look at the PG-13 Rating

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:55

Since the PG-13 rating's inception, it has been the source of much controversy. Is it the big monster in the closet most horror fans fear? Does it ruin our genre and other genres? Honestly, it depends on how it's used, and this video takes a look at that.

Blip.TV has just brought a great examination of the rating online. Probably the most comprehensive examination of this rating ever made. It's entitled WTF Happened to PG-13?, and you're bound to learn something and be a little enraged at the same time.

For our money a horror film doesn't have to be rated R to be good. Some of the most horrific films out there, including the original Texas Chain Saw Masscare, barely have a single bloody moment.

The Legend of Hell House, Jaws, Poltergeist... I can go on and on. You know when PG-13 fails? When the movie stops being about being a good movie and starts being about getting a particular rating. Filmmakers have a habit of letting the studios be so pushy that they end up gimping themselves. That's not totally their fault either because unless you're a Hollywood golden boy like Quentin Tarantino who can make his movies as violent and over-the-top as he wants, you're pretty much crucified by the ratings board for every little thing.

Look at Kill Bill and Hatchet. Kill Bill is human-on-human violence featuring swords, guns, and anything else laying around. Rated R. Hatchet is a goofy little throwback movie about a friggin' swamp ghost with a magic-powered belt sander that needed to be cut to shreds for an R rating. It doesn't make any sense. Hell... it never made any sense.

Check out the video below, and voice your opinion.

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Subscribe to Box of Dread's Twilight Zone September to Win The Walking Dead Season 4 Seventh Box

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:26

There are only a few hours left to subscribe to "The Twilight Zone"-themed September Box of Dread. One lucky subscriber will win the fabled Seventh Box, which this month features "The Walking Dead" Season 4 tree zombie box set. Sign up for Box of Dread before 12 midnight ET on Sept. 9th.

For our "Twilight Zone" September special, all subscribers will be receiving major items from the landmark television series. While we can't tell you at this time what those items are (why ruin the surprise, right?), we can tell you that the items are valued at about twice the monthly Box of Dread subscription price of $14.

What are you waiting for? Don't miss the deadline! Get subscribed now!

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On top of the "Twilight Zone" items, one lucky current Box of Dread subscriber will receive The Walking Dead Season 4 Collector's Edition Box Set with the tree zombie and a unique press kit not available for sale anywhere in the Seventh Box. How cool is that?

Watch this unboxing video from Uncle Creepy to see what the tree zombie box set looks like, and also check out our picture gallery of the Seventh Box.

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That's right, for around the cost of a t-shirt each month or a video game every quarter, you can sink your claws into a bounty of horror goodies, some of which are one of a kind or signed by your favorite horror stars, etc.! All you have to do is sign up for Box of Dread and sit back as a mystery box with cool horror merch is mailed right to your doorstep each month.

Every month we randomly pick a winner of our "Special Edition Box of Dread" valued at up to $250 called the "Seventh Box." The "Seventh Box" for each month will include new movies, games, signed merch, maybe even a screen used prop!

So, sign up for Box of Dread today and watch out for the mailman because he may soon be headed up your driveway with the next box in hand! Get started TODAY! Visit the official Box of Dread website for more information!

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Twins Brings Terror In ‘Goodnight Mommy’

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:17

Radius has picked up the North American rights to Goodnight Mommy, a horror thriller that premiered at the Venice Film Festival, writes Heat Vision.

Austrian directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala helmed the creepy movie, which “takes place in an isolated home and centers on a pair of twins whose mother returns home from the hospital. But with a bandaged up face and off-liter behavior, the twins begin to think that perhaps this isn’t their mother after all.

Real-life twins Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz star as does Susanne Wuest.

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[TV] Open Wide For the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Art!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:14

In addition to the extended trailer and first episode details, FX released this absolutely gorgeous poster art for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us,” written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy:

One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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‘Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort’ Teaser Takes You On a Gory Trip! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:01

Check in for the most gory trip of your life!

Three Fingers, Saw Tooth and One Eye are looking for some new blood, and the hillbilly horror franchise will get that with a new director behind Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. Helmed by Re-Kill‘s Valeri Milev, the sixth Wrong Turn arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD October 21, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned.

We also exclusively have the first teaser trailer that goes on the hunt for new blood with the legendary hillbillies!

The terrifying franchise continues to thrive as one of the longest running horror series in recent history, and the sixth installment promises to bring more blood and guts than ever before.

The unrelenting terror starts when an emotionally troubled young man, Danny, inherits an isolated backwoods hotel that may hold the key to his secret past. A trip to the peaceful resort quickly transforms into a blood-soaked killing spree, as Danny’s friends are brutally murdered one by one. Danny discovers that Three Finger and his flesh-eating kin are to blame, but the chilling surprises they have in store for him have only just begun. Danny ultimately learns that he has an unthinkable connection to the clan of hillbilly cannibals, but now that he knows the shocking truth, he will face an even more horrifying choice.

Sadie Katz, Aqueela Zoll, Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Raymond Steers, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley and Roxanne Pallett star.

The Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with tasty special features that will have you hungry for even more gore this Halloween. Check out a behind the scenes look at the dangerous Hobb Springs hotel, and learn how Danny really became part of the cannibals’ bloodline.

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BD Playlist: Jonny Vol. 4

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00

Has the weekend really ended? Dammit… Oh well, the silver lining is that I get to share some sweet tunes with you all!

For this week’s BD Playlist, I’m mostly heading into the past, with one release from the 90′s, one from the early 2000′s, and one that defies the past and came out only a few months ago.

Check out my selections and let me know what you’re listening to in the comments!

Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X

I don’t know what brought this 90′s trip hop album back from the past but I’m sure glad for whatever that reason might be. This album is relaxing with dashes of sexiness that make it simply irresistible.

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Yoshiaki Hirabayashi On What to Expect From the ‘Resident Evil’ HD Remake

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00

Between the announcement of a remastered Resident Evil remake and a sequel to Revelations — both due early next year — this is a fine time to be a fan of one of gaming’s oldest horror franchises. We had the opportunity to briefly pick the brain of Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Producer on the HD remake to see what we can expect from the game.

BD: How much of a straight-up remake will the Resident Evil Remake HD be? Will it be along the same lines as the Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition, in terms its improving upon the base game, or is there more to it?

The goal of this new edition of Resident Evil is to allow players to enjoy the thrills of the original GameCube version with improved visuals and sound. In that sense, I would describe it as similar to the recent PC version of RE4. We’ve taken the game apart and adjusted all the assets one by one to ensure high quality improvements to the visual and auditory experience.

BD: Could you give us a rundown of its major features?

The game will be available for download on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in early 2015. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions display in 720p, while the PS4 and Xbox One iterations output in 1080p. The framerate is set to 30FPS. Resolution and frame rate info for the PC version will be discussed at a later date.

As you know, the original game output a 4:3 aspect ratio, but we’re enabling this new version to play in 16:9 as well. In that mode, the screen scrolls up and down as needed in relation to the character’s movement and location.

BD: We know the game will include an option to play it with an updated control scheme or the original “tank-like” layout – are there any other features that will be added to entice veterans of the series?

For starters, there is the new control scheme option that allows players to take more direct control over the characters. Neither control scheme offers any advantage or disadvantage and which one you prefer largely boils down to a matter of taste. You can switch between the two control schemes in real time, so players who may be having difficulty with one method can try the other as the mood strikes. We have also added widescreen compatibility and remastered the audio to 5.1 standards.

BD: For those who played the GameCube REmake, will this edition get any new content that wasn’t in the GC version? Stuff like new areas, weapons, puzzles, etc.

The original GameCube version of the game is so good that we wanted to stay true to the core content. There aren’t any new enemies or story additions for that reason. However, the widescreen compatibility, new control scheme, and other features certainly bring something new to the table.

BD: How many achievements/trophies are we looking at? The HD ports of Resident Evil 4 and Code: Veronica each had 12, but Revelations had 50 – which end of the spectrum will this game land on?

The volume of achievements is much closer to what Resident Evil Revelations had to offer. We’re trying really hard to offer compelling and challenging achievements for this title.

BD: Has a price point been determined yet?

This is still TBD. Obviously, we’ll let you know as soon as we’re able to confirm.

BD: Are there any plans to integrate ResidentEvil.net support so fans can unlock exclusive concept art or in-game items as they do with Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations?

This is still TBD. We’ll let you know as soon as we’re able to confirm more details.

BD: Many fans see this as an important step in returning Resident Evil to its roots in survival horror; has this game (or will it) influence the path the next Resident Evil takes in terms of it’s being more action or horror oriented?

I’m focused on this title for now so I can’t really see into the future to see what effect this title may or may not have on future developments of the series. What I can say is that the survival horror element has always been and will doubtless continue to be a hugely important element to the series.

I think the audience of RE fans has grown a great deal since this title initially debuted. This remastered version should provide a great opportunity for users to relive the horror that spawned the series.

We’d like to thank Yoshiaki Hirabayashi for taking the time to chat with us. The new-and-improved Resident Evil REmake is slated to release early next year, alongside Resident Evil Revelations 2.

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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Imagery, Size Charts!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:18

From concept art to size charts, Protagonist Pictures released new imagery from the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) hit indie, Monsters, in UK cinemas on September 26.

Tom Green took over directorial duties for Edwards, with Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris and Sofia Boutella starring in Monsters: Dark Continent.

Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide.

Two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.

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[TV] “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Premiere Synopsis!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:12

In addition to the extended trailer, FX shared with us the official plot synopsis for the debut episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us,” written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy:

One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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‘Blackburn’ Teaser Has ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Vibe

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:10

Raven Banner has shared the first Texas Chainsaw-esque teaser trailer for Lauro Chartrand’s Blackburn.

A forest fire and rockslide leave five bickering college friends trapped in a small Alaskan ghost-town with a horrifying history. When they seek refuge inside an abandoned mine they must band together to survive as the angry inhabitants slaughter the friends one-by-one.

Calum Worthy, Emilie Ullerup, Sarah Lind, Zack Peladeau, Alexander Calvert, Brandi Alexander, Maja Aro, Lochlyn Munro, Brad Loree and Ken Kirzinger all star.

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A Baker's Dozen of Monsters: Dark Continent Eye Candy

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:00

Growth charts? Check! Infection maps? Check! Weapons checklist? Check! Concept Art? New images? Double Check! Yep, we have lots of new Monsters: Dark Continent eye candy for you to look at! Dig it!

Tom Green takes the helm of Monsters: Dark Continent while the original film's director, Gareth Edwards, assumes the role of executive producer along with Scoot McNairy.

Synopsis
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the Infected Zones have spread worldwide. Two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.

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Step Right Up for the Extended Trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:59

If you watched "The Strain" last night on FX, you saw the new extended trailer for "American Horror Story: Freak Show," but just in case you missed it, we have it for you right here courtesy of "AHS" on Facebook.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" debuts October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX. It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.

This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O'Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" - Episode 4.01 - "Monsters Among Us" (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.

For more info visit the "AHS: Freak Show" Facebook page, check out "AHS: Freak Show" on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with "American Horror Story" on FX.

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Cullen Bunn Reimagines The Werewolf in New Vertigo Series “Wolf Moon”

bloody disgusting - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:45

We’ve got some exclusive news to share with you today. Cullen Bunn (Sinestro, Magneto) has been given the reigns to an all new Vertigo series that will reimagine werewolf lore as we know it. Entitled “Wolf Moon” the series sees a man’s family slaughtered by the wolf. Sounds typical, but I assure you it’s anything but.

WOLF MOON is a horrific werewolf hunt unlike any other. When Dillon Chase’s family is slaughtered by the wolf, his life changes forever.  Dillon sets out to destroy the creature, but he soon learns that lycanthropy is far more insidious than the legends ever said. With each full moon, he draws closer to the monster—and with each full moon, he becomes more aware that in order to stop the wolf, he must kill a human being and become a fearful monster himself.

Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jeremy Haun and covers by Jae Lee, WOLF MOON is a miniseries you’re not going to want to miss.

Cullen puts his on terrible spin on everything we know and love about the beasts. And Bloody-Disgusting sat down to exclusively talk about the nature of this new type of werewolf.

Bloody Disgusting: You’ve certainly created your own take on the werewolf mythology with the host moving between people with each night, what motivated you to make such sweeping changes to something considered so sacred in horror?

Cullen Bunn: I love a good werewolf story, but I knew that if I was going to write one of my own, it needed to be a little different.

When it comes to werewolves, one of the things that is most interesting to me is that when the moon is not full, the afflicted person has to live with the repercussions of the horror they have inflicted upon those around them. Imagine that. You wake up one morning, having been plagued by vivid nightmares of running wild, of butchering people, only to realize that the nightmares were true. That kind of realization would rattle you to the core. The memory of the event would, itself, be transformative.

So, I wanted to explore that, but I didn’t want to see it from the point of view of a single person. That led me to the idea that the Wolf might “jump” from host to host with each cycle of the moon. That opened the door to see how different people might be affected in different ways.

That idea also led me to the idea of tying some very cool folklore elements into the story. Those elements will become key as the series progresses.

Bloody Disgusting: Tell me a little bit about your main character Dillon Chase what motivates him other than revenge, and what is his fatal flaw?

Cullen Bunn: Dillon has a strong connection to the Wolf. The creature cost him everything he held dear. As much as he says he’s trying to put the creature down so it doesn’t hurt anyone else, he’s really on the hunt for revenge. His thirst for revenge, though, is tempered by all the people he has met whose lives were changed by the creature, both those who were afflicted and those who were victims in one way or another. To kill the Wolf, he has to kill the host, and he might not be willing to do so.

Bloody Disgusting: The idea of becoming a monster to defeat a monster is a common theme in horror, what makes “Wolf Moon” different?

Cullen Bunn: Dillon doesn’t want to become a monster. He has seen his world come crashing down around him, and he feels as if he might be able to regain his life and some semblance of humanity if he can rid the world of this creature. But he struggles with the drastic steps he might need to take to accomplish his goals. That is not to say there are not “monsters” in the book other than the werewolf. There are. You see one of them at the end of the first issue, but that is a mystery that will be built up over the course of the series.

Early inks for Jae Lee’s Wolf Moon #1 cover.

Bloody Disgusting: How did you and Jeremy Haun work to create the look of the lycanthrope for the comic? How involved was your collaboration, and what unique touches does Jeremy bring to the world you created?

Cullen Bunn: While writing the script, I sent Jeremy a ton of images of wolves. We both wanted the creature to be “realistic” in terms of its animalistic features. We also wanted the creature to be a nightmarish physical powerhouse, so it’s a huge, incredibly violent monster. I feel like Jeremy really brought out the inhuman and supernatural qualities of the creature, especially in its eyes.

Bloody Disgusting: You’ve become the go-to guy for darker characters and stories lately, what are your sources of inspiration? What intrigues you about anti-hero’s? And would you even use that term to describe them?

Cullen Bunn: I’ve used the term “anti-hero” plenty, although I’m not sure it’s exactly right. In the case of this story, Dillon is a deeply flawed, deeply troubled hero who has a very difficult task ahead of him.

I’ve always felt like these darker stories are the truest representation of me as a writer. I think these are the stories that can surprise you. These are the tales that might provoke the most visceral emotional reaction.

Bloody Disgusting: What is your favorite type of horror, and what type of horror are you trying to tap into with “Wolf Moon?”

Cullen Bunn: I’m a fan of all types of horror. I have been since I was very young and would sneak downstairs to watch Hammer movies on the late show.

If you want to talk werewolves in particular, some of my favorite movies include American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and Dog Soldiers. Favorite books include Animals by Skipp and Spektor and Winter Kill by Mike Oliveri. And, of course, I loved the Werewolf By Night comic when I was a kid.

My favorite stories, whether we’re talking a psychological horror story, a ghost story, or a slasher gorefest, are those that let me connect to the would-be victims on an emotional level. I want to care about the characters so that it hurts more when they meet their terrible fate. That’s what I want to tap into with this piece.

That said, this is a violent story, and I definitely channeled some of the more gruesome aspects of my favorite horror tales. This is not for the weak of heart.

Bloody Disgusting:  What is Dillon Chase most afraid of now that he’s lost his family?

Cullen Bunn: He’s afraid of failure, maybe. This monster is especially hard to track and kill, and with each passing month more people suffer. The closer he gets to making a killing blow, the more the pressure nearly crushes him.

As he learns that he is not the only person hunting the wolf, though, he realizes there is something more that he needs to be scared of.

Bloody Disgusting: Finally, what terrifies you most about “Wolf Moon?” 

Cullen Bunn: The Wolf basically moves from one person to the next, seemingly without connection. That’s pretty scary to me. This isn’t a matter of getting cursed by gypsies. This isn’t a situation where you get bit and infected. One minute, you’re going about your life, the next minute, you’re slaughtering everyone around you.

Wolf Moon #1 Hits This December From Vertigo Comics

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Get Trapped by this Teaser for the It's Hell Getting Old Segment of Hellevator Man

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:45

Getting stuck in an elevator is scary enough, but doing so with a bunch of senior citizens? You can be sure filmmaker Patrick Rea piles on the spooky - plus a little silly - in this teaser for his "It's Hell Getting Old" segment of the Hellevator Man anthology.

Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.

The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication.

The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.

Other segments include Vincent J. Guastini's “The Future Executive,” which centers around Devi (Sushi Girl’s Cortney Palm), a powerful young CEO who enters her office’s empty elevator for an important meeting as a gloved hand stops the doors from closing. Andy Mackenzie (Shoot ‘Em Up) plays Jack, a delivery man who follows Devi into the tiny space. The elevator doors part one more time for Liam (Donnie Darko’s James Duval), a mild-mannered office worker with an unrequited crush on Devi. A sudden power outage sets the stage for a nightmare ride ahead for the trio.

Scott Schirmer's "Tear" was also recently announced as was WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, aka Mankind, coming on board as the "Hellevator Man" and storyteller himself.

Look for more soon!

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Vampire Saga/Christian Scare Mashup The Sins of Dracula Unveils a Trailer, Poster, and Premiere Date!

Dread Central - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:30

Scorpio Film Releasing is New England’s most prolific feature film production company, and their latest, The Sins of Dracula, takes on an icon and fuses him with a parody of Christian scare films. What's not to love? Here are its trailer, poster, and premiere info.

From the Press Release:
Scorpio Film Releasing presents the trailer for its newest film, The Sins of Dracula, a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin from director Richard Griffin, writer Michael Varrati, and producers Ted Marr and Stacey St. Edmunds.

The film will have its world premiere October 26th at CinemaWorld in Lincoln, Rhode Island (622 George Washington Highway).

Michael Thurber (Exhumed), Jamie Dufault (Murder University), Sarah Nicklin (Alice D), Steven O’Broin (Future Justice), Carmine Capobianco (Psychos In Love), and Samantha Acampora (Murder University) star. Artist Devon Whitehead created the original poster for the film.

"I am overjoyed with how The Sins of Dracula came out,” said director Richard Griffin. “The cast is spot on, and Michael Varrati's screenplay is wickedly satirical. I've really wanted to do a Dracula film for years, and to be able to fuse it with a parody of Christian scare films? Well, that's pure filmmaking bliss.”

For more info be sure to visit The Sins of Dracula on Facebook and on Twitter (@SinsofDracula).

Synopsis:
The Sins of Dracula centers around Billy (Dufault). As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. However, as his desire to perform grows, the stalwart youth finds that waiting until Sunday to get his fix just simply isn’t enough. Going against the advice of his pastor, Billy follows his girlfriend into the world of secular entertainment, joining the local community theatre troupe. There, Billy is introduced to a whole new world, where his fellow thespians dabble in drugs, sexual perversion, and table-top gameplay. Yet, for all the newly minted depravities Billy encounters, none could prepare him for the darkest truth of them all: The theatre group is actually a front for a Satanic cult intent on raising Dracula from the grave! It’s a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains... for your eternal soul.

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