Make Room for I, Frankenstein in Your Home Video Collection

Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:13

A few short months after failing to impress the majority of horror fans, the action-packed I, Frankenstein heads home with multiple means of consumption. Read on for full details!

From the Press Release
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2.

From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's "Chuck," TV's "Dexter"), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TV's "Rake"), Jai Courtney (Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard), and Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), I, Frankenstein was written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) with a screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie.

The explosive thriller takes place 200 years after Dr. Frankenstein's shocking creation came to life. Celestial forces name the creature Adam and arm him with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. However, soon Adam finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he also holds the key that could destroy humankind.

Based on The Darkstorm Studios graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" created by Kevin Grevioux, the 3D Blu-ray and DVD are packed with insightful bonus features including audio commentaries with co-writer/director Stuart Beattie and filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide, and Kevin Grevioux as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes. I, Frankenstein will be available on 3D Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Co-writer/Director Stuart Beattie
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide, and Kevin Grevioux
  • "Creating a Monster" featurette
  • "Frankenstein's Creatures" featurette

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    Nearly a Dozen Zombeavers Stills to Gnaw On!

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:03

    Be warned, kids! When the Zombeavers promotional dam breaks, you're likely to be flooded with all manner of goodness. On tap right now in support of the flick's appearance at Tribeca are a few new stills that don't shy away from the red stuff.

    The first two pics are the new ones; we're including the rest in case you missed them in our initial Tribeca 2014 Midnight Section lineup announcement.

    Starring Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano and Jake Weary, Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy.

    Synopsis:
    A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy, and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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    Another Clip and a Pair of Images Arrive from The Walking Dead Episode 4.14 - The Grove

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:58

    A second sneak peek of "The Walking Dead" Episode 4.14, "The Grove," which aired during last night's edition of "Talking Dead," has popped up online, and we have it for you here along with a pair of stills from the ep.

    Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

    The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

    "The Walking Dead" Episode 4.14 - "The Grove" (airs 3/16/14)
    After finding an idyllic place to establish a new shelter, the group starts to question whether it is possible to go back to the way things were. Written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Michael Satrazemis.

    To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.







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    New Alice D Poster Gets Up Close and Personal

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:30

    The new official poster with the first look at Alice has been released for writer/director Jessica Sonneborn’s supernatural horror flick Alice D, starring genre staple Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet), WWE wrestler Al Snow, and Juan Riedinger (Jennifer’s Body).

    Synopsis
    Alice D is an independent film written and directed by Jessica Sonneborn and produced by Kristina Page and Christopher D. Maltauro, with cinematography by Eric Latek. It stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Al Snow (WWE wrestler), Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers II), Juan Reidinger (Jennifer's Body), Eliza Swenson (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell), Michael Reed (Exhumed), Sarah Nicklin (The Disco Exorcist), Julianne Tura (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Megan Hensley (The Crazies), Aaron Massey (On a Dark Stormy Night), Barry Ratcliffe (Army Wives), and Kaylee Signore (The House Across the Street).

    In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice's ghost and was eventually abandoned. More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this, the new owner, the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house.

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    Win a Copy of Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz on DVD

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:15

    The release of the third entry in the Nazi zombie-laden Outpost saga, Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz, is on its way; and right now we have your chance to score a copy of the flick on DVD!

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

    Kieran Parker directs. Bryan Larkin and James “The Colossus” Thompson star.

    XLrator Media will be releasing Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz on DVD March 18th.

    Synopsis
    In the third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action-horror franchise, OUTPOST: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers as they battle the most ruthless and notorious of all military special forces: the Russian Spetsnaz.

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    Like The Music In The 'Sin City 2' Trailer? Listen To The Full Song Here

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:00

    Last week, the trailer for the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller-directed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For premiered and sent fans of the original into a frenzy. After all, it’s been nine years since the original film hit the silver screen to critical and commercial success, so the wait has been rather palpable.

    With the release of the sequel’s trailer, many people were wondering about the music that accompanied the visuals. Well, I’m here to help you out and provide the answer to your dilemma. The track is “Can’t Kill Us” by EDM group The Glitch Mob and can be found on their latest album Love Death Immortality. Head on below to hear the full track.


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    Synopsis Revealed for Eddie Izzard's Return to Hannibal in Episode 2.05 - Mukozuke

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:00

    Yes, we're getting ahead of ourselves a bit, but if you're as a big an Eddie Izzard fan as we are and don't mind a few spoilers, here's the official synopsis of "Hannibal" Episode 2.05, entitled "Mukozuke," in which Dr. Gideon returns.

    "Hannibal" Episode 2.03 - "Mukozuke" (airs 3/28/14; 10-11PM)
    WILL REACHES HIS BREAKING POINT AND SENDS A KILLER AFTER HANNIBAL - When one of the team’s own is found in a grotesque tableau, Will (Hugh Dancy) volunteers to assist with the profile.

    He informs Jack (Laurence Fishburne) that it’s the work of the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer… the two are one and the same.

    Dr. Able Gideon (Eddie Izzard) is brought back to the asylum to help confirm Will’s claims of the Ripper’s true identity (Hannibal Lecter) but instead suggests to Will the idea of putting an end to the Ripper once and for all.

    Confined behind bars, Will enlists the help of Freddie Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki) to contact his murderous admirer through her website. Once he has the killer’s attention, Will asks for help dealing with Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen).

    Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) becomes suspicious of Will’s intentions after reading Freddie’s article, and Gideon confirms her suspicions, sending Alana and Jack rushing to find Hannibal before it’s too late. Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson.

    Related Story: Play a Game with These Stills and Preview of "Hannibal" Episode 2.03 - "Hassun"

    For more info visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.

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    'Doc of the Dead' Clip: P.J. Soles' Zombie Testimonial (Exclusive)

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:45

    Halloween‘s P.J. Soles offers her zombie testimonial in this exclusive clip from the EPIX Original Documentary, Doc of the Dead.

    Set to premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, Alexandre O. Philippe’s film is said to be the definitive zombie culture documentary, from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas.

    Doc of the Dead traces the rise and evolution of the zombie genre, its influence on pop culture, and investigates the possibility of an actual zombie outbreak.

    Doc of the Dead will premiere on EPIX March 15 at 8PM ET as a part of their 24-Hour Zombie-thon.

    EPIX Zombie-thon – Saturday, March 15 (all times eastern)

    6:00am – Zombies of Mass Destruction
    7:35am – Night of the Comet
    9:15am – White Zombie
    10:30am – House of the Dead 2
    12:10pm – Zombies of Mass Destruction
    1:45pm – Night of the Comet
    3:25pm – White Zombie
    4:35pm – House of the Dead 2
    6:15pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
    8:00pm – Doc of the Dead (World TV Premiere)
    9:30pm – World War Z (World TV Premiere)
    11:30pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
    1:15am – Nightmare City
    2:45am – Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
    4:30am – Zombie Lake

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    Read Along With This Exclusive Doc of the Dead Clip

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:45

    The definitive living dead documentary which YOU helped to make happen, Doc of the Dead (review), is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, and we've got another exclusive clip for you along with details on when YOU will be able to see the film! Read on!

    From the Press Release
    Premium entertainment network EPIX announces that Doc of the Dead will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10 and on EPIX on Saturday, March 15, at 8PM ET.

    The feature-length EPIX Original Documentary, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, examines the rise and evolution of zombies in film, television, and literature and the impact on pop culture. Many of the genre’s most influential figures are featured in the film, including the “Godfather of the zombie genre” George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), actors Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), producer Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead"), and acclaimed author Max Brooks (bestsellers The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z).

    Doc of the Dead premieres on EPIX March 15 at 8PM ET as part of an all-day Zombie-thon celebrating the full range of zombie movies from a newly re-mastered HD version of director George Romero’s seminal cult classic Night of the Living Dead, with a special introduction by Max Brooks, to the world television premiere of this summer’s blockbuster addition to the zombie movie cannon, World War Z starring Brad Pitt.

    Zombie-thon on EPIX begins at 6AM ET on March 15 and continues through the dead of night. Follow the marathon on Twitter via #Zombiethon, and for more information on Doc of the Dead click here.

    To learn more about the project, visit the official Doc of the Dead website, and "like" Doc of the Dead on Facebook!

    EPIX Zombie-thon - Saturday, March 15 (all times eastern)

  • 6:00am – Zombies of Mass Destruction
  • 7:35am – Night of the Comet
  • 9:15am – White Zombie
  • 10:30am – House of the Dead 2
  • 12:10pm – Zombies of Mass Destruction
  • 1:45pm – Night of the Comet
  • 3:25pm – White Zombie
  • 4:35pm – House of the Dead 2
  • 6:15pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
  • 8:00pm – Doc of the Dead (World TV Premiere)
  • 9:30pm – World War Z (World TV Premiere)
  • 11:30pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks
  • 1:15am – Nightmare City
  • 2:45am – Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
  • 4:30am – Zombie Lake

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    Get Lucky with this Offical Release Trailer for Anthology Film Locker 13

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:30

    Brothers' Ink Productions will be releasing Locker 13 in select theaters and on VOD on March 28th, followed by DVD on April 29th, and to get you ready, here's the official trailer.

    The film stars Tatyana Ali, Krista Allen, Ricky Schroder, Jason Spisak, Jon Gries, Rick Hoffman, Curtis Armstrong, Jon Polito, Bart Johnson, and Jason Marsden.

    The screenwriters are Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Adam Montierth, Donovan Montierth, Jose Rosete, John Waldron, Jason Walters, and Cameron Young. The segment directors are Dellis (segment: "The Byzantine Order"), Marsden (segment: “The Author”), Matthew Mebane (segment: “Down and Out”), A. Montierth (segment: “Suicide Club”), and D. Montierth (segment: “The Other Side”).

    Synopsis
    Skip, the nighttime janitor in an Old West theme park, delves into the mysteries surrounding an old locker. His sage supervisor recounts chilling tales that underscore the importance of making the right choice.

    The recollection includes an aging boxer who is given an opportunity to become a real killing machine, a young man seeking membership in a secret society who experiences an initiation with deadly consequences, a would-be suicide shaken to his core by a menacing member of a very special club, and a hit man for hire playing a devious cat and mouse game with three women who have a score to settle.

    The stories suddenly come into play when Skip makes an unsettling discovery and faces a life-or-death decision of his own.

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    Monkeybrain Monday 5 Skull Review: “Headspace” # 1

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:22

    While Monkeybrain comics may not specialize in horror, they do specialize in quality comic books. For those of you looking to expand your palette this is “Monkeybrain Monday” showcasing some of the digital titles this smaller publisher has to offer.

    Ryan K Lindsay is an established authority in the comics world. He writes about comics, scripts them, and does prose too. His newest collaboration ,“Headspace” takes an unconventional trip to Carpenter Cove. A city located the mind of a killer. We follow Shane, the local sheriff as he battles isolation, loss, and insurmountable odds in a very surreal and insane place.


    WRITTEN BY: Ryan K Lindsay
    ART BY: Eric Zawadzki & Chris Peterson
    PUBLISHER: Monkeybrain Comics
    PRICE: $0.99
    GET IT HERE: https://www.comixology.com/Headspace-1/digital-comic/77259?app=1

    “Headspace” always keeps you guessing. What appears to be a straightforward narrative is quickly cast away. It’s revealed we’re in the mind of a killer. You think okay; we’ll follow this normal sheriff as he slowly pieces together his situation. Lindsay wastes no time, the story explodes and doesn’t let up. The big “twist” isn’t even a twist; it’s a framing device for insanity and horror.

    Shane fights his way through the volatile headspace of Max, a serial killer on the run. The script switches between both POV’s to fantastic effect. You watch as the nature of Max’s situation is reflected in the madness of Carpenter Cove. Within said insanity, Shane must find a way to define himself and his situation against everything in his way. Which comes to reveal the heart of the story in the fleeting moments of the issue.

    The art is stellar all around. The sequences in Carpenter Cove are cleanly laid out and feature some of the most vibrant creature and character designs around. The town is fully realized. Eric Zawadzki’s style is incredible. He spares no detail and has a knack for incredible perspective. As if this all wasn’t enough he colors his own work. Tonally everything is beautiful and totally soaked in the bleak emotions the script communicates. It’s truly incredible stuff.

    When in the real world, Chris Peterson and colorist Marissa Louise take over. Creating a more fast paced and grittier look that serves to add some flavor to the story. It looks distinct, detailed, and dynamic. You’ll feel awash in a sea of strangers as Max frantically tries to free himself from the trouble created by his murders.

    “Headspace” is a phenomenal read on every level. The concept is brilliant and executed with such skill that’ll you’ll barely find time to take a breath. The pacing is perfect and the world building is insane. It’s as good as first issues get, and it sows the seeds of an infinitely more interesting world to come. I can’t wait to see issue 2.

    Rating: 5/5 Skulls.

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    You Can Help Make The Walking Dead: The Prison – Board Game a Reality

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:00

    Last week Squires told us about a mobile game on its way based on AMC's "The Walking Dead", and now comes word on The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game, a sequel to Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: The Board Game set inside the world of the infamous prison.

    Independent game developers MegaGigaOmniCorp and Top8Magic have launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: The Prison – Board Game, which features characters and artwork from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic series.

    In the game you and up to five of your friends will take on the role of one of the six leaders of the group: Rick, Tyreese, Glenn, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne.

    The stand-alone project is fully supported by the team at Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and is being developed by creators who worked on its predecessor, the hit 2011 game Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: The Board Game, published by Z-Man Games, as well as a board game for "Lost." It features incredible artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard.

    From The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game Kickstarter page:
    The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game focuses on the events of Issues 13 through 24: the discovery of, fight to clean out, and struggle to control… The Prison.

    The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game will have an MSRP of $49.99. Backers of The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game will not only be first to receive the game before it is in stores but also will have the opportunity to purchase the game at a lower price and have access to Kickstarter-exclusive game components and rule sets.

    After months in the wild and on the run, Rick, Lori, Andrea, Glenn, and the rest of the survivors find the ultimate survival spot outside Atlanta, Georgia: a fenced in prison, still in good condition. Of course, it’s filled with zombies that need to be cleared, but before the survivors can do that, they learn all too quickly that they aren’t the only ones seeking refuge inside the prison. With existing tenants (Dexter, Axel, Thomas, and Andrew) to handle and new group members to integrate with (Michonne), the challenge of living in the prison isn’t just about fighting zombies...

    The survivors end up struggling with each other for control over the group's fate.

    Just about three weeks remain in the game's campaign. For more info visit The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game on Kickstarter.

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    [SXSW '14 Review] 'Starry Eyes' Delivers Unsparing and Brutal Violence!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:55

    Evan Dickson continues his coverage from the SXSW Film Festival, now taking place in Austin, Texas.

    In between chowing down on some of the best BBQ in the world, Dickson is catching world premiere screenings of all of this year’s hottest genre films. Next up is the Hollywood horror tale, Starry Eyes, from distro-madmen Dark Sky Films.

    Complex and layered, [Starry Eyes] definitely leaves you with more to chew on than your typical midnight fare,” Dickson says in his review. “It is also absolutely unsparing and brutal when it comes to its violence – there are moments in the film that give even the goriest slashers and body horror sagas alike a run for their money.

    Even if parts of Starry Eyes might not work for you, as a horror fan I suspect most of it will.

    Click either link for the entire review and more details on the film.

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    [Exclusive] Preview: 'Deadworld: Restoration' #4

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:50

    Gary Reed’s grim zombie tale continues with it’s second to last issue this week. “Deadworld” is as original a zombie story you’ll find, and Gary Reed has delivered month after month with crazy undead drama, while managing to stay far away from “The Walking Dead”. There are people controlling zombies, people fighting them off, and people who can’t decide what side they’re on. We’ve got an exclusive look at “Deadworld: Restoration” #4 courtesy of IDW.

    Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
    Bowker finds out about Project Lazarus as Moloch sets a new plan into motion. Donna must choose between her undead and human side in the midst of the zombie attack on New Washington. Dan is torn between his love for the woman who controls the zombies. Dead Killer leads the remaining lepers in a last ditch effort to stop the grakken before they breed even more.
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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    [BD Review] Funny And Terrifying, 'Faults' Is An Incredibly Assured Debut

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:45

    Faults marks writer/director Riley Stearns as one of the rare talents that arrives seemingly fully formed with their debut feature. As a fan of his shorts “Magnificat” and “The Cub” I entered the theater fairly certain I would be in good hands, but I was completely blown away by the control he displays over every aspect of his film. That’s not to say I don’t expect him to grow and get even better in the future, but I can probably count on one hand the amount of filmmakers who make the leap into features and land so well – every tool at their disposal already sharp – and they’ve all gone on to great things.

    The furthest I’ll go in terms of a synopsis is this – Faults is a modern cult thriller cut from a slightly different cloth than contemporaries like Martha Marcy May Marlene and Sound Of My Voice (though it more than earns its place alongside those films). It shares their menacing undercurrents but also manages to be laugh out loud funny in a manner that doesn’t even come close to undercutting its central objective. That’s all you should know going in (even though the movie is certainly strong enough to withstand all kinds of spoilers, there’s no reason not to blindly give yourself over to it at least once).

    It also doesn’t hurt that Stearns has a stellar cast at his disposal. Leland Orser (Seven, The Guest) is at turns hilarious, despairing and achingly wounded as Ansel, something of a cult deprogrammer. Mary Elizabeth Winstead continues to reveal new layers of command over the craft she displayed in 2012’s Smashed. Though the film is largely centered around these two, it’s buoyed by unexpected turns from Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Lance Reddick and John Gries. All of these people click together in completely unexpected ways as the film goes about its business with remarkable clarity and specificity.

    Faults is also set apart from some of its recent brethren by the manner in which it approaches and wholly understands its characters. Stearns knows exactly what makes these people tick, what eats away at them and what they feel they need in order to attain some modicum of release (perhaps even happiness). So much of what transpires is relatable and familiar that it’s ultimately terrifying. The film understands that catharsis, release and emancipation – freedom of will – are harder to come by than most people realize. And once you see how it dangles that carrot you’ll probably want to take a closer look at just how free you think you are.

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    Grimm Q&A: Reggie Lee Talks Sgt. Wu's Future, His Love Life, the Royal Baby, and More

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:45

    Sgt. Wu is one of the few characters on "Grimm" unaware that Wesen exist. This past Friday he got the shock of his life when his friend's unborn baby was almost eaten by one. Actor Reggie Lee sat down for a Q&A about where that leaves him now.

    Q: What about Sergeant Wu's future? And will we find out more about Wu's personal life?

    Reggie Lee: We're shooting Episode 19. You've seen 14, but he's a sharp guy and the writers are smart. So it's like there are little hints here and there that are kind of funny that you'll see.

    And yes, this effect on me lingers. It'll linger for quite a bit. And it'll probably linger through the rest of the season. But he's a sharp guy, so there's some real wonderful moments here and there as we go through the season that he's like, "Hmmm. Hmmm. What are you doing here? Why are you spending so much time with this person? I have no idea why, but something - there's something here." So I just laugh at those moments in the script because I'm like, wow... for you guys that follow the show on a very close basis, it's going to be a treat. It's a treat to see these little moments that Wu has through the season. So yes, there will be more things.

    Q: So in this episode it seems like Wu had a crush on the woman who's married, but obviously that's not going to work. So is there anything else maybe coming up for him? A different romantic interest or anything like that? And would you want that for him?

    Reggie Lee: Of course I want that for him. Of course... people always ask me kind of like what I'd love to do in the future, and that's actually on my bucket list of things that I want to have in my career. You know, something on screen like that -- kind of a love interest in one way or another. I think that you may see it. I think again, we all have our lanes on the show. There's a certain lane that we're in, and I think that the balance of... for me at least... I think there needs to be a balance on the show of couples and people that are not coupled. Like people that know and people that don't know [about Nick].

    So how they keep that balance, I don't know. You know, how they want to keep that balance, I don't know. I know they've said [they] like that he's a single guy. [They] like that. So there may be that, but it's got to be - it's inevitable, you know, for the future that something like that will happen. So we're hoping for it, but they do like that balance.

    That's so vague, the answer that I just gave you… But it's something that I want. So depending on what - if they want to tip the scales, they will. And they're not afraid to; they're not afraid to. But I really enjoyed this episode… this back story of having feelings for this girl and seeing if I still have them, if I didn't have them… I loved it so much. I loved experiencing that again within the show.

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    Q: Obviously you can't say whether or not he is going to find out what's going on or how that's going to end, but can you just talk about if he does find out that there's this secret world of Wesen, how do you think that will affect him, change him, as a character?

    Reggie Lee: The way… the way that it's affected me initially is because it's something that I had heard of before. So it's very different from anyone else's reaction because I think it's… certainly things that they hadn't heard about before, but they're seeing. This is - it's so incredibly -- in the Philippines -- realistic. I mean, you know, it's an island country so it's very… people don't have a lot to do so they get really, really entrenched in these stories and believe them.

    So in the outcome that it has on me, I think it'll linger quite a bit before I start to kind of not want to or want to figure it out for myself. But the effect of it being humongous for me. I think that's going to have to subside before I decide one way or the other. And you'll be surprised I think at which person in the cast sways me to one way or the other because it's not one that you'd expect. And that's to come.

    Q: This royal baby is now in the picture. How is that going to change the landscape for everyone involved?

    Reggie Lee: It's going to be complete chaos... I think you can expect complete chaos to ensue. So it's been forthcoming this entire season. And people have been expecting it… and it's interesting because it's such a part of a world that I'm not privy to, but privy to only in that I read them in my scripts… the things that I've read have really been fantastic in terms of the way this baby is used to sway emotion in so many different people. And it'll hit probably almost every single cast member, this baby. So it's pretty great.

    Q: Including Wu?

    Reggie Lee: Possibly.

    Q: How many more years, decades, would you like to see "Grimm" go?

    Reggie Lee: Oh, boy… listen, I think that there's always kind of a certain season life to a show… well, there are shows like "Law & Order" that go on forever. I really think the show could go on for a long time. If you can get to Season 13 of a show… I think the show could go there… it would just be up to the showrunners to see if they would want it. There's things like "Lost," you know, that have a definite ending. You've got to end that show at some point. But with this show I think there's so many more creatures in Portland… so many more… that I think it could go on forever.

    Our thanks to Reggie for his time, moderator Akiva Griffith, and everyone at NBC Universal Television.

    "Grimm" Episode 3.15 - "Once We Were Gods" (airs 3/14/14; 9-10PM)
    AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYSTERY CAUSES CHAOS IN PORTLAND -- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves thrown into the middle of an ancient battle, and things heat up when the Wesen Council decides to get involved.

    Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) fill everyone in on early Wesen history.

    Meanwhile, Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) is still reeling from the events he recently experienced.

    As things heat up in Europe, one of the Resistance’s most trusted allies gets compromised as he tries to protect Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch and Sasha Roiz also star; Anne Dudek and Richard Lee Jackson guest star.

    For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.

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    The Bard Is Back In New 'Kill Shakespeare' Series!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:34

    One of the most interesting literary mashup comics around returns this June with “Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night”. This chapter will focus on a new character in the series based on Viola from Twelfth Night, and it will see a returning cast from previous arcs including Hamlet, Juliet, and Othello. For those not versed in “Kill Shakespeare”, it’s a fantasy tale that combines all the major players from Shakespeare’s timeless plays, and works to combine the best of his comedies and tragedies. There is also a board game coming out. More on that below.

    From the press release:

    San Diego, CA (March 10, 2014) – In May, Kill Shakespeare will make the leap from comic series to board game to the delight of fans of both mediums. This June, fans will have even more to rejoice about as the award-winning comic series returns with Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night.

    “We’re excited to announce The Mask of Night, our pirate adventure,” says series co-creator, Anthony Del Col, “Not only does it include characters from our previous books but incorporates one of Shakespeare’s most famous heroines, Viola, who we have refashioned into one of the coolest female pirates ever. I think fans – both new and old – are going to find this homage to classic pirate tales a real treat.”

    In The Mask of Night, we will see Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, and Shakespeare become pawns in a deadly game of survival between legendary masked pirate Captain Cesario, his first mate Viola, and the new terror on the water, Titus Andronicus’ forbidding war ship, the Lavinia.

    Fans familiar with the Kill Shakespeare board game will recognize that this cast of characters is tied directly into the playable character list for the tabletop adventure. To further the excitement for both the game and this new series, IDW Games is announcing that everyone who backs the Kill Shakespeare Kickstarter at the game level or higher will receive all four issues of The Mask Of Night free from comiXology as they are released. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/kill-shakespeare)

    Andy Belanger, the series artists says, “Shari Chankhamma (colorist) and I have sharpened our pencils, made black our brushes and are ready to paint the high seas red in this next chapter of Kill Shakespeare! Get ready for BLOOD!”

    The series’ return will be chock-full of pirate battles, vengeance, and lost love (pretty much everything you could ever want!) so don’t miss out on the high seas tales featuring your favorite Shakespearean characters!

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    Exclusive Excerpt from Jonathan Wood's No Hero Reveals the Truth of Things

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:30

    No Hero is described as a "funny, dark, rip-roaring adventure with a lot of heart," and this exclusive excerpt provided by Titan Books definitely confirms the "dark" part! Check it out to add a bit of chill to your Monday morning.

    Jonathan Wood's No Hero arrives tomorrow, March 11th, in paperback and on Kindle.

    CLICK HERE to download a PDF of our exclusive excerpt, in which Detective Wallace learns about a very special book.

    Synopsis:
    "What would Kurt Russell do?"

    Oxford police detective Arthur Wallace asks himself that question a lot. Because Arthur is no hero. He's a good cop but prefers that action and heroics remain on the screen, safely performed by professionals. But then secretive government agency MI37 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur in their struggle against the tentacled horrors from another dimension known as the Progeny.

    But Arthur is NO HERO! Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?

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    Enter the Suicide Forest to See a Trailer for Spirit in the Woods

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:15

    We haven't heard much about Spirit in the Woods since August of 2013, but with the found footage film getting a March 15th VOD release from Gravitas Ventures, a new official trailer has arrived.

    Directed by Anthony Daniel, the film stars Adrian Denzel, Ashley Fast, Heidi Lewandowski, Kinsley Funari, Ricky Valentino, and Taylor Patterson.

    Synopsis:
    Spirit in the Woods is a found footage, horror-suspense film based on the stories of Aokigahara, better known around the world as Suicide Forest.

    As a final assignment for their biology class, a group of college students decide to venture out into the Spiritual Woods, a purportedly paranormal hotspot in the northern Ohio area. Although the woods are the stuff of urban legend around town, with tales of pure evil dating all the way back to the dark ages, the five friends are undeterred. What starts off as a fun adventure soon takes a turn for the worse. When darkness begins to settle in over the woods, the friends find themselves lost as the terror all around them begins to mount with each passing second.

    Determined to survive the night by sticking together, they soon come to realize that the Spiritual Woods have plans of their own. By the end of the night, they'’ll have come face to face with their worst nightmares.

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    [Tribeca '14] 'Zombeavers' Images Build a Dam of Gore!

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:38

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced last week its feature film selections in the Midnight Screenings sections.

    One of said films is the crazy hyped Zombeavers, which is a straight-faced horror comedy that’s NOT like Sharknado.

    Directed by Jordan Rubin, Zombeavers follows a rampage of killer beavers hunting college students.

    Starring Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano and Jake Weary, “Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

    From the producers of The Ring and Cabin Fever, below we landed the first batch of hi-res official stills.

    The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

    Watch the trailer here:

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