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Revel in Over a Dozen New Images from Hannibal Episode 2.09 - Shiizakana

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00

We're still wrapping our heads around what went down in last Friday night's "Hannibal," and from these stills from this week's Episode 2.09, "Shiizakana," it appears we're not yet done with Jeremy Davies' character of Peter Bernardone...

...nor Katharine Isabelle as Margot Verger, and we couldn't be happier to see them both return!

"Hannibal" Episode 2.09 - "Shiizakana" (airs 4/25/14; 10-11PM)
THE GRISLY DISCOVERY OF A MAN’S BODY THAT HAS BEEN TORN TO SHREDS PROMPTS THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE AND DETERMINE WHETHER THE CULPRIT WAS MAN, BEAST... OR BOTH - The FBI is called in to investigate the grisly discovery of a truck driver’s body, seemingly torn apart by two separate species of animal working in tandem, neither of which consumed their kill.

After one of his therapy sessions, Will (Hugh Dancy) meets Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) strange new patient, Margot Verger (guest star Katharine Isabelle). Will and Margot compare notes on Hannibal and his unconventional advice. Continually encouraging his patients to revel in what they are, Hannibal aims to determine Will’s true self by sending him a test, the results of which surprise even Hannibal.

Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson; guest starring Jeremy Davies.

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Jake Busey Talks From Dusk Till Dawn, How Robert Rodriguez and Mayan Gods Saved Him, Snake People, and More

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:30

Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network is the Tuesday night home of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," and among its stars is Jake Busey as Professor Tanner. Busey recently sat down with Dread Central to dish some info on the show.

"FDTD" is taking tonight off so we thought what better time to catch our breath and chat with Busey about how he became involved with the series, how it compares to the movie on which it's based, what exactly the creatures in it are, and much more.

Busey opened by saying how thrilled he was that Rodriguez hired him for the role of Professor Tanner.

"I feel like I hit the lottery," Busey said. "Robert Rodriguez is the lifesaver of the Jake Busey career. I had some downtime. I had a couple years of complacency. If you're not on the gas, if you're not relentlessly pushing and pushing and pushing, you will fall off the train and get pushed aside by the next guy coming along."

"In 2011 I found some stability in my life and really started working and getting jobs and having focus. But it was just little parts. No one would hire me for anything serious. It was guest stars and things like that. Robert Rodriguez… I walked up to him at the Machete Kills premiere. And I haven't been to a premiere in ages. I was like I was a fish out of water. I'm a homebody. I don't really like going out and dealing with people so it's hard for me, but it's a necessity. So I walk up to Robert after the movie, and I honestly tell him how much I loved the film. And I was like, 'Dude, you've gotta hire me for Machete Kills in Space or whatever's next. I've gotta work with you!"

Apparently that request was not lost on the director. "Robert and I had met in '94 but had never worked together," Busey said. "And my career was now dead, and when I gave Robert that compliment and said, 'I've gotta work with you,' he said, 'You know what, man? I'll keep that in mind.' And a month later I was auditioning for 'From Dusk Till Dawn,' which is such a coup because the movie is such a cult classic and one of my favorites."

So what exactly is the "From Dusk Till Dawn" television series? For those who haven't seen it, it's like a retelling of the story from the film; however, instead of telling it over the course of a movie, the story is being told over the course of a television season, so obviously there is much more to it this time around. Busey sums it up nicely.

"There was a period in my life when I started dating this girl who was very sharp and very well read," Busey said, "and she was curious about my career and how the movie industry works. And I said, 'Here's a script!' proudly. Like, 'This is what I do. You read books? Here, read this. This'll really knock you on your ass.' She read it in 20 minutes, where it takes me three hours to read a script, and she turned and said, 'That's pretty cool. It's kinda like a short story.' And I was like, 'What?!' She said, 'Yeah, like a novella. It's 110 to 120 pages. It takes you from the bottom to the top to the resolution. It's a nice little short story.' That opened my eyes to a reality. And as I'm reading the 'From Dusk Till Dawn' scripts, I'm thinking, 'Oh, right! It reads exactly like the movie, but what we are doing is the full-scale novel… and the movie is the short story.'"

The series includes so much more detail and information that the film simply didn't have room for. Busey explained some of the additions.

"We dive right in," he said enthusiastically. "We explain why Richie is having his visions. In the movie you see Tarantino; he kinda has his visions when he's with the bank teller in the motel and he freaks out and shoots her. And as an audience member you're like, 'Oh yeah, this guy's nuts!' But with the TV show, you're like, 'Oh, he's having supernatural visions.' And there's Mayan gods and snake people!"

Snake people?! Those who have already seen the show will confirm that the baddies in "From Dusk Till Dawn" are certainly reminiscent of vampires, but with some completely new traits. "'The Walking Dead' has zombies covered. 'True Blood' has vampires covered and then they added werewolves and then they added fairies," Busey said. "What Robert and his crew, [exec producer] Carlos Coto especially, have done is really taken an interesting idea from the film, fleshed it out, and made it to where there's a new monster. And they even go so far as to explain this monster and say early Spanish conquistadors confused these monsters for vampires when they arrived and dealt with them. Because they had known about the vampire from Eastern Europe so they just assumed that those 'culebras' were vampires because of the fangs and what have you. But as it turns out, they are Mayan snake people. Snake gods!"

And the look of the creatures is incredible! "It's a great device in the show," Busey said. "You're watching and [at first] say, 'Oh, they're doing another vampire thing. It's a rip-off of "True Blood." Oh, but their fangs are longer… yadda, yadda.' Then you find out, 'Oh! They're fucking anaconda humans! Those are snake fangs with venom!' It's a whole different thing."

The character Busey plays, Professor Tanner (who in last week's episode turned out to also be "Sex Machine," crotch-gun and all), could not be more perfect for him. "I've never been cast in a role that was this near who I am, and this is really fulfilling," Busey effused. "When I read the script, I thought, 'I've got to play this role. It really fits… like a comfortable jacket.' I'm somewhat of a nerd and a stickler for detail, and I like discovering the details in unique history and mythology and interesting stories. So for me, Professor Tanner, who's a professor of archeology and kind of like Indiana Jones when he's in the classroom, is very satisfying. For me, it's a wonderful role."

Busey has been thoroughly impressed by everything involved with the "From Dusk Till Dawn" series thus far. "It's really amazing and has exceeded my expectations as far as crew and cast and story and set," Busey said. "It's just amazing. I really feel if people know about this and know about the El Rey channel, if the audience knows where it is and knows about it, it's going to be on par with 'The Walking Dead' when it took off. I've gotta knock on wood on that one, but it's just been a blessing to be a part of it. And Robert hired me when no one else would, and I've really got to thank him for that."

"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" returns to the El Rey Network on April 29th with Episode 1.07, "Pandemonium." Visit the El Rey Network website and enter your zip code to find out how to see it in your area.

If it's available where you live and you need to catch up, there will be a "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" marathon on Sunday, April 27th, beginning at 9 am PT/12 noon ET, repeating multiple times throughout the day. You can also find it in the U.S. via the following partners: Amazon, iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play, Cinemanow, Blackberry, and Target Ticket. Each episode is made available the day after broadcast on all outlets.

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz). The series deepens the tone of the original film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.

Along with Cotrona and Holtz, the international cast includes Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo. The 10-episode, hour-long series is El Rey Network's first scripted original and has already been renewed for a second season.

"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Episode 1.07, "Pandemonium" (airs 4/29/14)
With everyone at odds, the Gecko brothers and the Fuller family are forced to sit down and watch the nightly performance by Santanico Pandemonium. When Ranger Freddie Gonzalez shows up to exact revenge, the show takes an unexpectedly savage turn. Teleplay by Diego Gutierrez; directed by Robert Rodriguez.

For more info keep your eyes on the show's Facebook page, the official El Rey Network website, El Rey Network on Facebook, and El Rey Network on Twitter.

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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: April 22, 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:15

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of AC/DC, Mastodon, Saliva, Suicidal Tendencies, Converge, Miss May I, Clutch, Heartist, Close Your Eyes, Wovenwar, Vanna and more. Don't touch that dial.

NEWS
After 40 years in AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” The legendary musician recently suffered a stroke. The band will carry on without him; they’re currently working on a new album.

Vanna will release their fifth full-length, VOID, on June 17th via Pure Noise Records.

I attended the 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival this past weekend. Check out my photos of All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour and Scars of Tomorrow here.

MUSIC
Listen to a new Mastodon song titled "High Road" here. Their forthcoming album, Once More 'Round the Sun, is due out in June via Warner Bros.

Listen to Wovenwar's first single, "All Rise," here. The band features the remaining members of As I Lay Dying. Their debut album is expected out in the late summer on Metal Blade Records.

Listen to a new Saliva song titled "Lost" here. Their new album, Rise Up, hits stores on April 29th via Rum Bum Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Converge's music video for "All We Love We Leave Behind" here. It's the title track off their awesome latest album, which is out now on Epitaph Records.

Watch Suicidal Tendencies' music video for "Slam City" here. The iconic band's most recent effort, 13, is out now on Suicidal Records.

Watch Miss May I's music video for a new song titled ”Refuse to Believe" here. Rise of the Lion drops April 29th via Rise Records.

Watch Heartist's music video for "Pressure Point" here. Kind of reminds me of Hellraiser. It's the first single from their upcoming full-length debut, due out this year on Roadrunner Records.

Watch Close Your Eyes' music video for "Kings of John Payne" here. Line in the Sand is available now from Victory Records.

Watch Clutch's music video for "The Wolfman Kindly Requests..." here. It's cool claymation clip. A deluxe edition of Earth Rocker is coming out on June 10 via Weathermaker Music.

TOURS
No tour dates to announce this week. Check back next time!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for the latest music news!

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Brain Damage Films Shines the Ghostlight on Your Home Video Collection

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00

After creeping us out with the 2012 short film Morella, Jeff Ferrell sets out to do the same with the feature length Ghostlight, which begins its home video haunt this summer. Read on for all the spooky details and to check out the cover art!

Written, directed, edited, and produced by Ferrell, the indie flick stars Brian Sutherland, Lisa Coronado, Dennis Kleinsmith, Russell Hodgkinson, Eden Campbell, Ramona Freeborn, and David Crellin. Music is by Semih Tareen.

Look for Ghostlight on North American DVD and VOD June 3rd from Brain Damage Films.

Synopsis
Andrew wins a radio contest to spend one night alone in a haunted theater on the 80th anniversary of the bloody murder/suicide that occurred within its walls. His prize: $50,000. His task: to spend 12 hours alone inside. The catch: The theater has been reportedly haunted ever since the tragedy 80 years ago and has been plagued by a series of mysterious deaths in the years since.

As Andrew is locked inside the theater for the night, the ghosts and secrets of its past begin to reveal themselves to him. Will he make it through the night to collect his prize? And will he get out before the murderous ghosts take hold of him forever?

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Ferrell and actor Brian Sutherland
  • Sleepless: The Making of Ghostlight (75-minute behind-the-scenes documentary)
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Morella: A short film by director Jeff Ferrell
  • Original trailers

    For more info visit the official Ghostlight website, "like" Ghostlight on Facebook, and follow Ghostlight on Twitter.

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    There's No Escape from this Preview of Bates Motel Episode 2.09 - The Box

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:00

    It doesn't seem possible that just two episodes are left in Season 2 of "Bates Motel," but we like their "always leave 'em wanting more" approach. Because we sure do want more! For now we'll settle for this preview of next week's Episode 2.09, "The Box."

    "Bates Motel" Episode 2.09 - "The Box" (airs 4/28/14)
    Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to connect with Norman (Freddie Highmore). Dylan (Max Thieriot) must decide if he should risk his life to save a loved one.

    Meanwhile, Romero (Nestor Carbonell) turns to a former colleague for help.

    For more info visit "Bates Motel" on AEtv.com, "like" "Bates Motel" on Facebook, and stop by "Bates Motel" on Instagram.

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    First Images from the Set of Terminator: Genesis

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:46

    Terminator: Genesis, the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, began principal photograph today in New Orleans, and already the imagery from the set is pouring out.

    Genesis, which is the film's working title at this stage, aims to be a continuation of the James Cameron classics and is trying to tie in all the threads and even take into consideration the time passed.

    Schwarzenegger is back as the Terminator cyborg, and his older appearance will be explained. Dayo Okeniyi is playing the son of Miles Dyson, the Cyberdyne exec played by Joe Morton in Terminator: Judgement Day; the character was a little boy in that movie. Emilia Clarke is portraying Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney will be Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke is John Connor, and Byung-hun Lee will play an as of yet specified role.

    The film has a July 1, 2015, release date.


    Let's Party! A NEW Terminator film is starting TODAY! @Schwarzenegger @ParamountPics @Skydance @Emilia_Clarke pic.twitter.com/Nt1kvQhoVL

    — The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) April 21, 2014


    The Terminator is Camera Ready! #TerminatorGenesis #T5 pic.twitter.com/npoBIhYPtD

    — The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) April 21, 2014


    Official Production slate for T5! "VISTA" (as in Hasta la vista) is the code name for Terminator Genesis! pic.twitter.com/gjbNoNEtWK

    — The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) April 21, 2014

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    Syfy Unleashes New Trailer and Stills for Dominion

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:45

    TVLine just nabbed a new trailer for one of the Syfy channel's newest original dramas. On June 19th the network will kick off the series premiere of "Dominion," and we've got the video preview along with a bunch of new stills for you!

    Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world.

    The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

    "Dominion" stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias").

    About "Dominion"
    Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control; and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.

    "Dominion," produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is in production in Cape Town, South Africa. The series is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin, and Darren Swimmer, along with executive producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak, and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the original film. Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.

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    New Artwork for From Dusk Till Dawn Asks: What Would You Do for Santanico Pandemonium?

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:03

    We still have another week to wait for the return of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" to El Rey's Tuesday night lineup, but to keep you busy, a new promo campaign has begun that asks: What would you do for Santanico Pandemonium?

    El Rey Network's new multi-platform promotional initiative is titled "Slaves for Santánico," and it was designed to drive fan engagement and sampling for El Rey Network's first original scripted series, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."

    The innovative marketing program, which runs April 21st through May 21st, is timed to support the airing of the series' final four episodes, beginning with Episode 1.07, "Pandemonium" (airing April 29th), which features Eiza Gonzalez as Santánico Pandemonium. Credited for launching actress Salma Hayek's career, the Santánico character has been etched into the memory of fans around the globe, and in Episode 1.07, Gonzalez will reenact the iconic snake dance from the cult classic film (which features special makeup effects by "The Walking Dead's" award-winning makeup guru, Greg Nicotero, who oversees makeup effects for the El Rey Network series).

    The Santánico party line (1-800-315-2744) will lure callers into a highly responsive two- to three-minute conversation wherein Santánico herself seduces them into answering the question, "What would you do for Santánico Pandemonium?" The personal experience will vary based on caller responses, making for an unforgettable and unduplicated encounter for users.

    The campaign, conceived by Campfire, part of SapientNitro, with media planning by Media Storm and technology provided by Dinah Moe, will allow El Rey Network to capture participant responses. The most creative answers will be recreated as visual postcards and posted on a customized TUMBLR page, hosted on SlavesForSantánico.com, and shared via El Rey Network's extensive social platforms. As a parting gift to her most devoted "worshipers," Santánico will provide a passcode where fans can log on to SlavesForSantánico.com and collect exclusive "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" digital goods.

    The full brand experience will target consumers through advertising on three platforms including mobile, radio, and out-of-home. Santánico Party Line branded voice-activated urinal cakes and burlesque-style posters will be distributed in designated bars throughout New York and Los Angeles. Mobile ads will be activated to simulate incoming calls from Santánico, and targeted radio spots featuring Santánico and Carlos Madrigal (portrayed in the series by Wilmer Valderrama) will tempt fans to dial in and become "Slaves for Santánico."

    Chad Blankenship, El Rey Network's Vice President, Consumer Marketing & Communications, said: "From Dusk Till Dawn's iconic characters are the perfect jumping off point for this innovative, multi-platform initiative. The party line and creative campaign activations leverage Santánico Pandemonium's enormous popularity and invite fans to participate more deeply in the series narrative. The concept is sure to entice new viewers and appeal to the highly coveted demo of men 18-49, including the all-important millennial fan base."

    “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz). The series deepens the tone of the original film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.

    Along with Cotrona and Holtz, the international cast includes Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo. The 10-episode, hour-long series is El Rey Network's first scripted original and has already been renewed for a second season.

    If you need to catch up, there will be a "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" marathon on Sunday, April 27th, beginning at 9 am PT/12 noon ET (repeating multiple times throughout the day). You can also find it in the U.S. via the following partners: Amazon, iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play, Cinemanow, Blackberry, and Target Ticket. Each episode is made available the day after broadcast on all outlets.

    "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Episode 1.07, "Pandemonium" (airs 4/29/14)
    With everyone at odds, the Gecko brothers and the Fuller family are forced to sit down and watch the nightly performance by Santanico Pandemonium. When Ranger Freddie Gonzalez shows up to exact revenge, the show takes an unexpectedly savage turn. Teleplay by Diego Gutierrez; directed by Robert Rodriguez.

    For more info keep your eyes on the show's Facebook page, the official El Rey Network website, El Rey Network on Facebook, and El Rey Network on Twitter.

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    Dog Soldiers Blu-ray Release Delayed

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:56

    If you're eagerly awaiting the Blu-ray release of Dog Soldiers, we have some crappy news for you that has come via the Scream Factory Facebook page. The release has been delayed until 2015.

    "Sorry guys but there's been a change of plans for our upcoming Collector's Edition release of DOG SOLDIERS that we need to make you aware of... Due to unforeseen issues on clear ownership of the rights, we are forced to move the title off of its planned August 26th release."

    "Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to work out a solution to bring this back into our scary fold, but as of now, the street date is undetermined and there is a strong possibility of it moving to early 2015. As always, we will keep you guys posted on any developments. Our apologies again."

    What's with werewolf properties with rights issues? I still have a bad taste in my mouth from the whole "Werewolf: The Series" debacle. Oh, well. I'm sure our patience while they get this all straightened out will be rewarded - as always - tenfold.

    For more in the meantime, visit the official Scream Factory website, and "like" Scream Factory on Facebook.

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    Mexico Gets Darker Than The Night in 3D

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:40

    More Mexican horror is on the menu with the 3D release of Mas Negro Que La Noche, or, as it will be known here in the States, Darker Than The Night. We have details, a ton of images, and some artwork for ya! Check it all out!

    From the Press Release
    Mexico’s Filmadora Nacional, Celeste Films, and Itaca have teamed with Spain’s Neo Art to produce Mas Negro Que La Noche (Darker Than the Night), a remake of a 1975 shock-fest classic that will be Mexico’s initial live-action stereoscopic 3D movie.

    A remake of Mexican fear director Carlos Enrique Taboada’s shock-fest of a same title, now considered a classic, Night has the makings to be one of Mexico’s largest releases of 2014.

    It keeps the simple set-up of the 1975 classic: When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.

    Along with a soon-to-be-attached sales agent, Neo Art owner Antonia Nava and Latam Distribucion’s Eduardo Caso will deliver a 3D demo to buyers during May’s Cannes Market.

    A late August/early September release date is anticipated.

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    Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central Want YOU to Be a Part of the Zombie Apocalypse

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:30

    So you've made (or are making) what you think is an incredible zombie-themed short film, but you're having a hard time getting the word out about it. Breaking into the film business isn't easy, but Jesse Baget's Ruthless Pictures and DC are about to kick open the door for you!

    Listen up, indie filmmakers: Pre-production on the new anthology Zombieworld has officially begun.

    Survivors across the world struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings about a zombie apocalypse.

    Zombieworld (tentatively titled; subject to change) will be an anthology of blood, guts, and mayhem brought to life by a group of exciting new directors from around the world.

    Commenting on the film, Ruthless Pictures producer Jesse Baget (currently in production on the company’s most recent project, Day of the Mummy) said, “As a fan of the zombie genre, I’m excited to be part of this film along with Dread Central. Zombieworld will showcase the unique the vision of young, up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world and inject fresh new blood into the genre.

    Here at Dread Central we've always been incredibly indie film-friendly so here's what's on tap for you guys... Zombieworld already has WORLDWIDE distribution from one of the horror genre's finest purveyors so we can guarantee that no matter what, you're gonna get the exposure and notoriety that you deserve. Zombieworld is without question the open door you have been looking for. That being said, here's how to enter.

    Send us your entry via the form you see below with a private link or the actual HD file of your film. From there both Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central staff will watch the films and select the best of the best to be included in the project, and selected winners will also nab themselves $100 in the process. But what if your film is the best of the best? Well then, not only will you be included in the anthology, we'll also hand over to you a check for $500.



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    Things to Keep in Mind When Submitting

  • There is no cost to submit your film.
  • We will be accepting digital files (uploaded private Vimeo and/or YouTube links are welcome).
  • If your film is chosen, you will be required to provide an HD File.
  • Films should be between 5 and 15 minutes long.
  • By submitting your film, you must guarantee that it is your own fully licensed original work (i.e., music rights, etc.).
  • By submitting your film, you will also guarantee that no laws were broken during the filming and making of it (i.e., no animals or people were jeopardized or harmed).
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning April 21st through May 30th. Winners will be announced on Dread Central on June 15th.
  • By submitting your film. you grant us the right to use any footage from the preview screener and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for the project's promotional purposes, without limitations.
  • Check out terms and conditions BELOW for full contest rules.

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    Dreadcentral/Ruthless Pictures Zombieworld Short Film Competition Terms, Conditions and Contest Rules

    Any questions please write to: zombieworldfilm@gmail.com

    Definitions. Capitalized words used herein have the following meanings:

  • “Company” means Ruthless Pictures, LLC (“Zombieworld” or “Dreadcentral”)
  • “Entrant” means an individual who has validly registered to take part in the competition.
  • “Film” or “short” means a film which an Entrant sends to the Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com.
  • “Terms and Conditions” means these Terms and Conditions.

    Posting Conditions.
    In order to post a Film for the Zombieworld Director Competition, the following must be adhered to;

  • Entrant must enter valid contact details.
  • Entrant must accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them.
  • Entrant must first upload your short to Vimeo™ or Youtube™ and then link to the Official Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com.
  • Entrant must not upload any film which contains third party copyrighted material unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must not upload any Film which contains branded segments unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must keep your Film between (5) minutes and (20) minutes in length.
  • Entrant film should be full frame 16x9
  • Entrant must make sure to have everybody who appears recognizably in your film execute a talent release form
  • Entrant must make sure all music and songs are cleared for use within this competition by the appropriate parties.
  • Entrant must be of legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live.
  • At the Companies' direction, entrant maybe asked to deliver a HD version to the Ruthless Pictures office.

    Entrant must note that your content may become the exclusive property in perpetuity of Ruthless Pictures, LLC, if Ruthless Pictures/Dreadcentral notifies you by email that you are a winner in the competition.

    Content Review.
    By uploading a Film, you agree that:

  • The Company has the absolute right to review and reject at any time any short Film which Company deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, is unacceptable.
  • You understand that Company is not required to give any reason for its determination that a Film is unacceptable.

    Rights.

  • By uploading a Film, you are not transferring any rights of ownership in the Film to Company or any other third party.
  • Members of the public may view Films posted to the Dreadcentral or Ruthless Pictures website
  • After uploading a Film, you are not restricted in your use of the Film and may continue to exhibit it in other venues and online
  • The eventual winners will be announced on May 21st, 2014 and his/her short will be included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • By uploading your Film, and in consideration for Company agreeing to accept your Film in this competition, you are granting Company an exclusive and irrevocable option to acquire all the rights in your Film should it win the competition. The Company may exercise its option at any time it chooses within 3 months of the end of the competition by notifying you by email. On exercise of the option and payment of a one-off payment of USD$100, the Company shall become the owner in perpetuity of your Film and shall be entitled (but not obligated) to include the Film in the Company’s production “Zombieworld”.
  • Grand prize winner will receive $500 and have their film included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • If your Film is selected as the winner of the competition you agree to participate in reasonable publicity and promotional activities as required by Company and agree that the Company may publish your name and biographical information via the Company’s website and any other media. If your Film is included in the Company’s production “Zombieworld” you agree that the Company is entitled to publish your name, appearance, and biographical details in connection with the Film.
  • If your Film is selected as one of the winners of the competition you agree, if required by the Company, to enter into a director agreement or similar in connection with your participation in the Company’s film on the usual terms and conditions applying to such agreements.
    Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have the full right and authority to upload and send your Film to the Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com and that the posting of same will not violate any rights of any persons.

    Indemnity.
    You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless if Company incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by you or any other parties relating to the submission of your film or the posting of your Film on the Dreadcentral official website.

    Notices.
    All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered by e-mail to each party’s last known email address.

    Entire Agreement.
    These Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.

    Amendment.
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    Governing Law.
    These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America.

    Disclaimer.
    It is possible that Films which you submit may be downloaded or copied by third parties without Company’s permission, and you waive any claim against the Company for such actions.

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    Horror Decor Brings the Jason Horror Buddy THIS FRIDAY!

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:47

    One of the fondest memories I have as a kid is watching littler kids beat the holy hell out of each other with their Wrestling Buddies. A few weeks ago Horror Decor announced a horror-themed variation. This Friday they're taking things to the next level!

    That's right, kids! In association with our own John Squires' Freddy In Space, Horror Decor is releasing the Jason Horror Buddy THIS FRIDAY, April 25th!

    Keep your eyes on the official HorrorDecor website for this must-have item to go on sale. You know you want one! Hell, we want like 50 of em!

    "We here at Horror Decor are very excited to announce our new line of character pillows called Horror Buddies! We wanted to take our pillows to the next level so we took inspiration from a classic comfy toy from the 80's and fused them with characters from our favorite horror films to play with, hug, and chase after your pets with!"

    Check out the big plush guy in all his glory!

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    See the First Teasers for Lifetime's Witches of East End Season 2

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:40

    Toward the end of last year we learned that Lifetime had renewed its "Witches of East End" for a second season, and with the show's summer premiere approaching, we have a look at two new teaser videos for you.

    "With its great storytelling and amazing cast, 'Witches of East End' is leading a full-blown witch renaissance," said Lifetime Executive VP/GM Rob Sharenow when announcing the renewal. "The show's perfect mix of premium execution with content that is in the zeitgeist is drawing new viewers to Lifetime, and we're very excited to be bringing it back for a second season."

    Season 2 of "Witches of East End" will contain 13 episodes.

    Starring Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Rachel Boston as a family of witches, the series has proven to be Lifetime's youngest-skewing original to date. "Witches of East End," based on Melissa de la Cruz's popular novel of the same name, comes to Lifetime from Fox 21 and is executive produced by Maggie Friedman, Jonathan Kaplan, Erwin Stoff, and Josh Reims.

    For more info visit "Witches of East End" on Lifetime, like "Witches of East End" on Facebook, and follow "Witches of East End" on Twitter with the hashtag #DarknessIsRising.




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    New Proxy Clip Creeps Up On You

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:28

    Another clip is here from Zack Parker's Proxy (review), and while it's not as brutal as the last, it definitely serves up the goods just as we like it! Check it out!

    Proxy is on VOD now.

    Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg all star.

    Synopsis:
    A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

    Proxy is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up Artist James Ojala. Proxy was shot on location in Eastern Indiana.

    For more info visit the official Along the Tracks Productions website, "like" Proxy on Facebook, and follow Proxy on Twitter.




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    Go Inside Salem Episode 1.01 - The Vow

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:17

    So, did you spend your Easter Sunday night with the witches of "Salem"? If you answered in the affirmative, then check out this "inside" look at Episode 1.01, "The Vow," and read on for the first details on Episode 1.02, "The Stone Child."

    In the below video executive producer Adam Simon recaps the premiere and provides his inside look at the story of "Salem" and what to expect from WGN America's new series.

    "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    "Salem" Episode 1.01 - "The Vow" (airs 4/20/14)
    John Alden returns from war to discover that the woman he left behind is now married to another man and that his hometown of Salem, Mass., is in the midst of a witch panic in the premiere of this supernatural drama.

    Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.

    "Salem" Episode 1.02 - "The Stone Child" (airs 4/27/14)
    John investigates what's really going on in Salem as the fear over witches rises, and Mary prepares to execute a plan.

    Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info.

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    Fran Kranz Hunted by Bloodsucking Bastards

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:14

    Fortress Features (The Collector, The Collection, The Hunted ) is in pre-production on the indie flick Bloodsucking Bastards, directed by Brian James O’Connell, and the first casting news has arrived.

    Fran Kranz (pictured, The Cabin in the Woods) stars alongside Pedro Pascal and Yvette Yates. Joel Murray, Joey Kern, Patricia Rae, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Parvesh Cheena co-star.

    According to the Tracking Board, the horror comedy was pitched as “The Office” meets Shaun of the Dead.

    Synopsis:
    A down-on-his-luck cubicle worker must deal with the horrible reality that everyone in his office is turning into vampires.

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    New Poster Found at the Edge of Tomorrow

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:05

    Poster No. 5 for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow has arrived, and we have every pixel of it ready to help gear you up for the impending alien war. It's coming, ya know. Those extraterrestrials ain't gonna stay quiet for long!

    The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures sci-fi thriller is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

    The screenplay was written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie, and Joby Harold.

    Look for the film in theatres on June 6, 2014.

    Synopsis
    The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

    For more info visit the official Edge of Tomorrow website and "like" Edge of Tomorrow on Facebook. If you're a tweeter, be sure to use the hashtag #LiveDieRepeat.

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    Exclusive First Look at Darcy DeMoss in Trophy Heads

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:51

    It's Monday... it seems like forever until Friday arrives once more. So why not spend a moment picturing what your obnoxious co-worker's or boss' or neighbor's head would look like mounted over your mantle. Or... just check out this exclusive look at Full Moon's Trophy Heads.

    Charles Band and company are being rather tight-lipped about the project, but we'll be able to see it soon enough via Full Moon Streaming in June!

    Genre icon Linnea Quigley stars in the series alongside Carel Struycken (Lurch from The Addams Family films) and Darcy DeMoss, whom you'll see pictured below with our previously released goods.

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    New Afflicted Poster Is Bad to the Last Drop!

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:27

    Another poster is here for the first feature film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted (review), this one from artist Jay Shaw. Do yourselves a favor, kids; head over to your cable box or click below and order this one NOW! Dig it!

    CBS Films has released Afflicted in theaters and on various VOD platforms. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation, and Xbox.

    The film stars Lee, Prowse, and Baya Rehaz. Learn more over on the official Afflicted website!

    Synopsis
    This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted.

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    Afflicted

    This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.



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    New The Quiet Ones Image Has Some Red on It

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:20

    More eye candy is here for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones, and it's wonderfully bloody. Check it out, and then take yer asses to theatres this Friday and see it!

    The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

    It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

    Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

    Synopsis:
    The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

    For more info be sure to "like" The Quiet Ones on Facebook.







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