Short Film ‘Dead Ahead’ is Delightful and PACKED With Horror References

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:28

Sometimes, a film is clearly derivative of the work of others. You watch it and you just think to yourself, “God, didn’t you have any original ideas?” But this is definitely not the case with Donal O’Keefe’s new short Dead Ahead, which chooses not to try and emulate certain horror titles but instead fully embrace them and make their influence 100% clear and apparent!

The 1.5 minute short is absolutely delightful and constructed in such a way so as to make spotting references theoretically very easy. What happens is a car is traveling down a country highway but the world they are driving on expands one tile at a time. It’s almost like those boardgames where you have to lay down extra tiles in order to proceed, only here each new tile may offer a horror homage, so keeping your eyes open and focused is a must!

‘Dead Ahead’ is a postcard animation to the world of the horror movie genre. Our intrepid travelers head out into the wilderness on their road trip only to find one nightmare scenario after the other. With each step forward a new monster emerges paying homage to such classics as Friday the 13th, Jaws and Pet Sematary.

Give it a watch below and let us know all the references you spotted!

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“The Walking Dead” Mirror Universe Theory – What Do You Think?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:01

Sick of The Walking Dead “who died” theories yet? Of course you’re not. This latest one comes from the wife of Treehouse director Michael G. Bartlett (read our Treehouse review). Mr. Bartlett reached out to us with this short video he made demonstrating his wife’s theory. As someone who only just recently caught up with the entire series, it makes a hell of an argument.

* Major Spoilers for The Walking Dead show and comic series ahead *

The theory hinges on the series 6 episode “The Same Boat,” in which Maggie and Carol are taken captive by female Saviors. While Paula (Alicia Witt) reflects the callous killing machine Carol is set to become, Michelle (Jeananne Goosen) reveals to Maggie that she has lost her father, her baby, and her boyfriend. Up to this point, Maggie has lost one of those – her old man Hershel. Following this episode, she has what seems to be a miscarriage and then Negan kills, well…watch the video below and let us know what you think. It’s convincing as hell in my book.

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Exclusive ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Deleted Scene

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:01

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the May 31st Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/Digital HD), 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K/BD/Digital HD), and DVD releases of Burr Steers’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (read our review).

In the film, “A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Below is one of the deleted scenes in which Liz (Lily James) and Darcy (Sam Riley) meet for the first time.

The Blu-ray and the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack extras will include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mr. Collins Line-o-rama
  • Gag Reel
  • Four Featurettes:
    • The Badass Bennet Sisters
    • Creating the Unmentionables
    • Courtship, Class and Carnage: Meet The Cast
    • From Austen to Zombies: Adapting a Classic

The DVD will include:

  • Courtship, Class and Carnage: Meet The Cast
  • From Austen to Zombies: Adapting a Classic

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There’s More ‘Resident Evil’ Coming This Year

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:00

We have Umbrella Corps coming in June, followed by PS4/XBO port of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 4 in the summer and fall, respectively. Pair that with the Resident Evil 6 port we got in March, and the Resident Evil 0 remaster in January — as well as the Origins Collection that bundled it with last year’s remaster of the GameCube remake — and I’d say this has been a damn busy year for the franchise.

And that’s just the video games.

The point is, there’s always room for more and Capcom’s intent on filling it with another Resident Evil game that’ll arrive by the end of this fiscal year (March 31, 2017). The game was teased in the company’s financial report, spotted by NeoGAF user Chobel, which referred to a “full-scale offensive” they’re planning for the second half of the year.

“In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company is scheduled to release… Resident Evil Umbrella Corps (for PlayStation 4 and PC) of the Resident Evil series, which marked its 20th anniversary in March 2016, as warm up to the full-scale offensive planned between March 31 2017.”

Capcom’s stocked 2016 with more than enough ports and remasters, and it’s definitely not the Resident Evil 2 remake, which won’t release until next year, at the earliest. Could the mystery game be a follow-up to Revelations 2, or Resident Evil 7? Personally, I’d like a spin-off that stars the Merchant from Resident Evil 4. How about you?

Thanks, IGN.

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1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Actor Shares Intimate Set Photos

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:40

The 1990 Tom Savini-directed remake of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is long considered to be one of the few good remakes that the horror world has to offer. The original is an absolute classic but the remake was made by people who are clearly horror fans, so there is a delightful atmosphere about the film that resonates with us viewers.

William Butler, who played “Tom” in the film, has decided to share several images from the set of the film, some of which show a great detail of the practical FX work done for the zombies while others are just set photos that capture the fun spirit clearly held by the cast and crew. No matter what, it’s wonderful to see these photos.

Butler shared this images via his Facebook page.

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Slasher Series “Dead of Summer” Receives Trio of Promos

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:16

The upcoming Freeform slasher series “Dead of Summer” has received a trio of promo clips, each progressively longer and full of more plot and intrigue.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

Zelda Williams (“Teen Wolf”), Alberto Frezza (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Eli Goree (“The 100”) star with Candyman‘s Tony Todd.

Williams will play a counselor at Camp Clearwater who is a mysterious loner with no interest in bonding with the rest of the group. Frezza is Deputy Garrett Sykes, a young deputy who has ties to Camp Clearwater and who grows immediately suspicious when events at the camp don’t add up. Goree will play Joel, an aspiring filmmaker who is returning to Camp Clearwater as a counselor and begins to buy into the idea that something weird is happening. (Deadline)

In addition, the network announced that series creators/executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (“Once Upon A Time”) will direct the first episode. Williams, Frezza and Goree join previously announced cast members Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”), Ronen Rubinstein (“Orange Is The New Black”) and Paulina Singer (“Gotham”).

“Dead of Summer” will be premiering Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

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

Dread Central - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:30

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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