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Rest in Peace: David Huddleston

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:18

Some sad news has come in to close out the day… popular character actor David Huddleston, best known for playing the title character in The Big Lebowski, passed away earlier this week at the age of 85.

Huddleston, who also dipped his toes a few times in the horror genre, died this past Tuesday, August 2nd, of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to Variety.

His career spanned several decades, and along with horror fare such as Nightmare Honeymoon (1974) and The Man Next Door (1997), Huddleston can be seen in the likes of Roman Polanski’s Frantic, Uwe Boll’s Postal, Locker 13, and TV series “The Sixth Sense” and “Tales of the Unexpected.”

Born September 17, 1930, in Vinton, Virginia, Huddleston served in the Air Force and then studied acting in New York on the G.I. Bill. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Koeppe.

We here at Dread Central send our condolences to David’s family members and friends… thanks for the memories!

 

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TCA Summer 2016: Tales From the Crypt Info Surfaces; Possible Premiere Window Set

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:15

With the Television Critics Association press tour happening now, lots of new TV projects are being announced and followed up on. SlashFilm caught up with TNT and TBS President Kevin Reilly to get an update on the new “Tales from the Crypt” series with M. Night Shyamalan.

Based on the EC horror comic, “Tales from the Crypt” was a long-running HBO half-hour series. Reilly’s plan is to more than double that running time. “I think it may even be longer than an hour,” Reilly said. “There’s going to be a half-hour anthology and then a one-hour original show with some shorts in between. So it’s part of a whole block. The original half-hour, sort of slightly comedic, kind of twisted [story] that Night himself is going to direct will be a part of it every week. Then we’re going to have rotating original one-hours. Then we’ve got shorts that’ll be part of it too.

In March, Shyamalan told the site he was leaning towards an episodic anthology format, where each episode will tell a standalone story. “The anthology will be part of it every week, and then there’ll be rotating different serialized original hours,” Reilly said.

He is even hoping to solicit fan stories, if he can work out the legalities of that. “Some of those shorts are going to be crowdsourced ultimately,” Reilly said. “I don’t even think we’ve announced this yet, but we are working with Wattpad, and ultimately I’d like some material to come from [from viewers]. We have some Guild issues we need to work out on this, but I’d like fan fiction to essentially make its way to our air.

Shyamalan also confirmed his plans to use the Crypt Keeper, who was a character in the EC comics. The HBO puppet voiced by John Kassir was the most famous incarnation as he made non-canon pop culture appearances as well. TNT will have to make a new Crypt Keeper and make sure it is different enough from the previous ones.

That’s also a little bit of a legal thing too,” Reilly said. “The rights on this are just a disaster. It’s been a mess trying to sort out. There are so many people that seem to have an ownership position on this. So yeah, that’s both a creative and legal thing.

“Tales From the Crypt” is still over a year away, so there’s time to work those details out. “’Tales’ will be on towards the end of ’17, in the fourth quarter ’17,” Reilly said.

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Demon Trailer Bends Over Backwards

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:06

Distribution label The Orchard acquired North American rights to Demon (review) out of the Toronto International Film Festival, though Polish director Marcin Wrona tragically passed away shortly after the premiere. The film arrives in limited theaters on September 9th, and right now we have a new trailer for you.

The film stars Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Schuchardt, Katarzyna Herman, Adam Woronowicz, Wlodzimierz Press, Tomasz Zietek, Cezary Kosinski, and Katarzyna Gniewkowska.

Synopsis:
A young man travels to the hometown of his future wife, where he knows no one. As a wedding gift from the bride’s grandfather, he receives a piece of land where the two can build a house and raise a happy family. While preparing the land to build, he finds human bones buried beneath the new property. Strange things begin to happen to change this happy couple’s life forever.

Demon is a modern take on one of the most famous figures of Jewish folklore, the dybbuk, a spirit of a person not properly laid to rest that seeks to inhabit the body of a living person.

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Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley to Face the Apocalypse in Chaos Walking

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:00

Some interesting news is coming via THR, who report that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley has signed on to topline Lionsgate’s YA adaptation Chaos Walking.

Doug Liman is directing the post-apocalyptic thriller, which takes place in a world where all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called “Noise.”

Lionsgate picked up the rights to Patrick Ness’ best-selling young-adult trilogy in 2011. Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) adapted the book, and Jamie Linden (Money Monster) penned a draft.

Doug Davison, who produced the Liman-directed Tom Cruise starrer Mena, is producing alongside Allison Shearmur (Rogue One, Cinderella).

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Alien: Covenant Video Puts Us to Hypersleep

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 19:54

To mark its official 365 days until release, Alien: Covenant took to Facebook to bring us a brief teaser video featuring star Katherine Waterston!

Alien: Covenant is headed our way on August 4, 2017. Along with the returning Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the cast also includes Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Benjamin Rigby, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez.

Specific plot details for the new film are being closely guarded; but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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One Dark Night Coming to Blu-ray! Tom McLoughlin Working on Remake!

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 19:22

We spent a large chunk of this week celebrating the glory of the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and tomorrow we’ll be running an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Tom McLoughlin.

Interestingly enough, Tom let it out of the bag that Code Red will be bringing the awesome 80’s spookfest One Dark Night (review) to Blu-ray, and this news has me elated as it’s one of my favorite movies ever.

Even cooler? Tom also told us he’s currently working on a remake of the flick! Hey, Tom! I’m ready to be a floating corpse when you are! I give good dead! Ask Romero!

Directed by McLoughlin, 1982’s One Dark Night (retrospective) starred Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights, Elizabeth Daily, and Adam West!

Synopsis:
A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar’s command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside. Will they survive the horrific night in the crypt?

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The Movie Crypt’s Save the Yorkies Marathon Schedule Detailed!

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:51

Details have come in for Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s 3-day long (48 hours straight) Movie Crypt podcast to benefit Save A Yorkie Rescue! Read on to find out what’s in store and how you can help!

From the ArieScope Website:
This Friday night (8/5) at 7pm PT Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Arwen will begin their first ever LIVE broadcast of The Movie Crypt podcast… and stay on the air until 7pm PT on Sunday night (8/7). This special event is all being done in an effort to benefit SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE, and listeners will be encouraged to make donations to the rescue organization as their way of saying “thank you” for the 48 straight hours of exclusive entertainment that the boys (and their special guests) will be providing for free.

SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE is a non-profit, volunteer operated dog rescue that is near and dear to the boys’ hearts given that both are owners of rescued dogs themselves and that Adam’s own Yorkie (Arwen) is the podcast’s beloved official mascot. All of the money raised will go directly to SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE and help the wonderful people that work there provide much needed medical assistance, foster homes, and (ultimately) permanent placement with loving families. These dogs have already lost everything once and (in some cases) have even been abused or horrifically neglected by their previous owners, but together we can make sure that as many of these wonderful, wonderful dogs as possible live happily ever after.

The event will be broadcast live on Geek Nation. Just go to the GeekNation homepage, and when the event begins on Friday at 7pm PT, there will be an area to click on that will start streaming the broadcast for you – for free. Throughout the weekend Adam and Joe will also be interacting with fans on Twitter, on Adam’s Periscope account, and on other social networking platforms – so that you can join in on the fun, ask questions for the guests, and be a part of the show. Most importantly – you can donate to Save A Yorkie Rescue! Be sure and leave a message for Arwen and the boys along with your donation, and they will read it on the air.

Every donation helps so please, please, please give what you can, spread the word to your own friends and followers, and help The Movie Crypt podcast save as many lives as possible with this landmark event. It has been a year in the planning, three very difficult months of coordination, and the boys certainly aren’t staying awake all weekend long for their (already questionable) health and sanity! So please give what you can this weekend and help these unfortunate dogs have a chance at a wonderful, healthy, happy life.

Just what can you expect to hear during the weekend? SO, SO, SO MUCH! Artists and celebrities from all sides of Hollywood have stepped up to join Adam, Joe, and Arwen in raising money for the rescue. You’ll hear from people like Seth Green (FAMILY GUY, AUSTIN POWERS), Michael Gladis (MAD MEN), comedian Jonah Ray (HIDDEN AMERICA, COMEDY BANG! BANG!), comedian Dave Anthony (MARON, VEEP, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), producer Sarah Elbert (HATCHET, HOLLISTON), make-up FX artist Robert Pendergraft (HATCHET 1-3, DIGGING UP THE MARROW), and clairvoyant Marilyn Kapp, who will communicate with the other side live on the air… and even speak directly with Arwen! You’ll hear improv comedy from Derek Mears & The Resistance (FRIDAY THE 13th 2009, SLEEPY HOLLOW) as well as from the hilarious comedy duo of Kelly Vrooman & Lauren Pritchard (THE CHICA SHOW, MAD TV). You’ll hear musical performances from Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), Ace Von Johnson (FASTER PUSSYCAT), Jason Charles Miller (GODHEAD), and Jesse Snider (BAPTIZED BY FIRE). You’ll hear exclusive film commentaries for FRIGHT NIGHT (with writer/director Tom Holland), CANDYMAN (with director and co-writer Bernard Rose), THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (with stars Sid Haig and Bill Moseley), and John Carpenter’s THE THING (with guest co-host Drew McWeeny from Hitfix). You’ll hear short stories generously donated to the cause by best selling authors Clive Barker and Joe Hill. You’ll hear live script readings of Adam Green’s never-before-seen/heard unproduced draft of CABIN FEVER 2, a brand new episode from the upcoming season of HOLLISTON (performed by the cast), and of course… the main event…

A live reading of Chris Columbus’ never-before-seen/heard early draft of THE GOONIES performed by an all-star cast including Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Joel David Moore, Michael Gladis, Deon Richmond, Felissa Rose, Parry Shen, and many more! (If you’re a GOONIES fan, you need to hear this! It’s very different from the final shooting script but every bit as awesome!)

Tune out or fall asleep and you’ll miss something awesome as very little of this incredible event will ever be re-broadcast again! So start chugging coffee now because this weekend “we’re staying awake so that they don’t get put to sleep.” Listen. Laugh. Learn. Be inspired. And help us save them by donating.

Every dog deserves a life like Arwen’s. Together we can make a life changing difference for so, so many dogs that are currently sick, scared, hurting, and just praying for a chance to be loved… and then to give that love back in return ten times over.

The special 3-day live broadcast will be available to listen to directly on GeekNation.com. Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions and post comments for Green, Lynch, and their guests through their Twitter accounts (@Adam_Fn_Green, @TheJoeLynch, and @MovieCrypt) as well as watch and take part in live Periscope broadcasts on Green’s Periscope channel (@Adam_Fn_Green) throughout the weekend. “The Movie Crypt’s” dedicated link to donate directly to “Save a Yorkie Rescue, Inc.” will be posted and given out consistently throughout the 3-day broadcast.

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Dig on the Stranger Things Online Experience

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:37

Can’t get enough “Stranger Things?” Neither can we! Thankfully the powers that be have given us some toys to play with on the way to Season 2. Case in point: The Stranger Things Online Experience.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that only one Box of Dread acolyte will receive this Stranger Things Box of Dread Seventh Box in August 2016! See what this Seventh Box looks like!

From the Press Release:
“Stranger Things” is an intensely atmospheric series, full of deep mystery, dark secrets, and terrifying thrills. Now, Netflix is offering consumers the chance to step into the show and experience it first-hand!

Beginning today (Thursday, August 4th), Netflix is rolling out The Stranger Things Online Experience. See, hear, and feel the excitement of “Stranger Things” as you discover the shocking truth behind the disappearance of Will Byers in terrifying VR.

For the most immersive experience, find a quiet room to strap on your Google Cardboard, plug in your headphones, and let the world of “Stranger Things” surround you completely. You can also enjoy the experience on mobile or directly through your browser. Click on the YouTube link for all viewable options.

Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, the hit supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, “Stranger Things” is also a coming-of-age story for the boy’s three closest friends that draws them into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines,” Hidden) serve as writers, directors, and showrunners of the series and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night at the Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director. “Stranger Things” is a Netflix production.

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Ghost Adventures Goes Inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum for Season Finale

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:23

When Zak Bagans started to put together his haunted museum in Las Vegas for the show “Deadly Possessions,” he began amassing a collection of objects that have a storied history behind them, like Doctor Kevorkian’s suicide van and Ed Gein’s body cauldron. Since then he’s run into construction troubles as workers keep on quitting because of their experiences there.

On the season finale of “Ghost Adventures,” Zak, Aaron, Billy, and Jay head into the museum itself to find out exactly what’s going on. Check out a clip and more below.

Season 12 of “Ghost Adventures” concludes this Saturday. Look for “Ghost Adventures” Season 13 to officially begin on September 24th.

For more info visit “Ghost Adventures” on Travel Channel, and “like” “Ghost Adventures” on Facebook. In addition be sure to follow @GhostAdventures, @Zak_Bagans, @JayWasley, @AaronGoodwin, and @BillyTolley on Twitter using the hashtag #GhostAdventures.

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Syfy Sheds Light on Creepypasta-Based Series Channel Zero: Candle Cove

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:10

Creepypastas, man! You’ve gotta love them. For those unfamiliar with the term, the official Creepypasta website has a great definition: A “creepypasta” is a short piece of horror fiction. The name is a play on the 4chan slang of “copypasta” – when the creepypasta meme first began, there was a set group of pastas that tended to get shared over and over. Many people actually kept them in a text file and just re-pasted them wherever and whenever the mood struck.

Since the site’s inception in 2008, many creepypastas have gone on to take on a life of their own, like Slender Man. Now Syfy is looking to these terror tales for new material and has found some in “Candle Cove.”

From the Press Release:
You may have watched “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” or “Goosebumps” on television as a kid, which gave children a lot of nightmares, probably even you. Now these scary stories and movies have advanced over the years, already having some popular horror writers and directors to give a good scare, like Wes Craven (director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream) or Stephen King (author of The Shining and IT). However, most of those movies and stories don’t scare us that much anymore, but now there are these popular scary stories that are told throughout the deepest corners of the Internet, spread out onto websites for everyone to read. And this kind of storytelling has become popular after being discovered in 4chan, in what is now known today as Creepypastas.

For you people who are not familar with Creepypastas, they are horror stories told out onto the Internet, spread on websites for readers to feel unsettled or disturbed reading them. We already have a lot of familiar ones, like Slender Man, Jeff the Killer, Ben Drowned, etc. Most of these stories are based off either photos or videos, and some of them are based off cartoons and video games, just telling them in a way to frighten people. There are creepypasta YouTube channels that narrate and tell creepypastas, like Mr. Creepypasta; a few movies based off creepypastas, like Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story or Slender; and video games based off creepypastas (the ones that are most familiar are Slender: The Eight Pages and Slender: The Arrival). Creepypastas are now being adapted into a new television show called “CHANNEL ZERO.”

“Channel Zero” is an upcoming horror/thriller television show coming to Syfy, with the show being made like “American Horror Story.” Each season will be based off a scary urban legend. The first season, which will premiere on September 27th, is based off the creepypasta “Candle Cove,” written by Kris Straub.

For you readers who have not heard what “Candle Cove” is, it’s about a couple of people who remember their past of watching a children’s show called “Candle Cove.” Written in blog posts, these users tell their experiences watching the show, most of them feeling terrified after watching the screaming episode, with a few of them being confused about seeing nothing but “dead air,” which, if you don’t know what that means, is static on the television.

Related Story: Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for Z Nation Season 3 and New Series Incorporated, Channel Zero: Candle Cove, and Aftermath

“Channel Zero: Candle Cove” will have six episodes, and Season 2 (thus far untitled) will premiere sometime in the fall of 2017. “Candle Cove” centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980’s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

Craig William Macneill (The Boy) is directing “Channel Zero.” Nick Antosca wrote the script for the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Max Landis. Harley Peyton is a writer and co-executive producer. Don Mancini will also serve as a writer and supervising producer. The series stars Paul Schnieder as Mike Painter and Fiona Shaw as Mike’s mother, Shaun Benson, Natalie Brown, and Luisa D’Oliveira.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 2, 2016

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:30

We actually have a fairly decent amount of releases for the beginning of a month, folks. This is most likely attributable to the Halloween season being not too far in the distance. Pretty soon, classic movies will be getting re-released as “Collector’s Editions” or as part of a multitude of collections that will be flooding your local shelves in the coming months.

Speaking of classic movies getting re-released, the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is coming to Blu-ray – and guess what? It’s a collector’s edition but unfortunately does not come with an authentic replica of Donald Sutherland’s mustache.

Our other classic release this week is 1971’s The Night Visitor. This too is getting the hi-def treatment but is just a regular old Blu-ray.

As for discrepancies, we’ve got two to talk about. Both Blackburn and Terrordactyl originally had August 2nd as their release date. Now they currently show as unavailable. Hopefully if you’re looking for either, you are successful.

Lastly, the rest of our release list consists of more recent movies. Probably the  standout of these would be this year’s Observance. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely try to check it out.

Pleasant viewing.

MOVIES

The Binding (2015)

Starring:

Max Adler, Larry Cedar

Synopsis:

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

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

A tale of unthinkable horror in the tradition of Rosemary’s Baby, writer/director Gus Krieger’s journey into the darkest corners of one family’s faith features supporting performances by Leon Russom (True Grit, “Prison Break”) and Larry Cedar (The Crazies, “Deadwood”), with special guest appearances by Max Adler (“Glee”), Catherine Parker (Absentia) and Stuart Pankin (The Artist).

Purchase:

Bite (2016)

Starring:

Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray

Synopsis:

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect which has monstrous results

Purchase:

Blackburn (2016)

Starring:

Lochlyn Munro, Ken Kirzinger, Calum Worthy

Synopsis:

A forest fire and rock-slide trap five bickering college friends in a small Alaskan ghost town with a horrifying history. When they seek refuge inside the torched ruins of Blackburn Asylum they must fight to survive as the angry inhabitants slaughter the friends one-by-one.

Purchase:

Female Werewolf (2015) (August 1st)

Starring:

Carrie Gemmell, Shauna Henry, Cheryl Singleton

Synopsis:

From indie filmmaker Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina and Queen of Blood) comes Female Werewolf, an intimate psychodrama about one woman’s search for sex and sanity. “She” (Carrie Gemmell) is a girl in the grip of a waking feverish dream, who is a slave to erotic and bloody fantasies that are slowly seeping into the grind of her sterile reality. As her sexual tensions and anxieties spiral, she slips into madness, believing that she might be turning into a monster.

Purchase:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray)

Starring:

Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Synopsis:

San Francisco health inspectors find alien pods are taking over people as they sleep.

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Most Likely to Die (2016)

Starring:

Perez Hilton, Heather Morris, Jake Busey

Synopsis:

A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion. One by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each of their senior yearbook superlatives.

As the body count climbs, Gaby is forced to admit that one of her friends may be a psychotic killer. But who? The Jock? The Class President? The Prankster? With their numbers dwindling, suspicion and mistrust pit friend against friend in a deadly race against time. At this reunion it doesn t matter what you were voted as in high school… Now everyone is Most Likely To Die!

Purchase:

The Night Visitor (1971)

Starring:

Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Trevor Howard

Synopsis:

A powerful Gothic suspense tale of a man wrongly accused of murder, who is committed to an asylum for the criminally insane. While imprisoned, he makes a series of incredible escapes to methodically wreak vengeance on those responsible for putting him there.

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Observance (2016)

Starring:

Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie

Synopsis:

Atmospherically creepy and visually unnerving, Australia s Joseph Sims-Dennett’s startling feature film debut follows Parker, a young man in the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, but who reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. His assignment it to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, and as her watches bizarre happenings surrounding her, he slowly becomes aware that the derelict building he is in has a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him. A frightening horror tale of a man spiraling into madness and reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s The Tenant, Hitchcock’s Rear Window, and the works of David Cronenberg and David Lynch.

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Panzer (2016)

Starring:

Melina Matthews, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Corvillo, Ariadna Cabrol, Mark Schardan

Synopsis:

On July 21 2012, in the mountains of the Emporda county, near the Spanish border with France, an Archaeology PhD student and three friends, go into a bunker searching for pieces of art supposedly stolen by the Nazis. However, when they open a secret chamber, they only find a few piles of dusty boxes containing small tablets of Panzer Chocolate; which was widely distributed among German soldiers in the 1940’s. Soon, the peaceful lives of the four unlucky friends turn into a scary nightmare, and they find themselves running for their lives.

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The Suffering (2016)

Starring:

Nick Apostolides, Regen Wilson, Elizabeth Deo

Synopsis:

A property appraiser fights for his sanity when he’s trapped on a rural farm inhabited by sinister beings overseen by a mysterious caretaker.

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Summer Camp (2016)

Starring:

Diego Boneta, Maiara Walsh, Jocelin Donahue, Andrés Velencoso

Synopsis:

Four American counselors at a European summer camp must deal with the outbreak of a rage-inducing plague among children…

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Terrordactyl (2016)

Starring:

David Landry, Jason Tobias

Synopsis:

Following a meteor shower, ancient flying reptiles launch a full assault on Los Angeles, and it is up to two unlikely heroes, Jonas and Lars, to save the day.

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Viral (2016)

Starring:

Analeigh Tipton, , Michael Kelly, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Brianne Howey, Travis Tope

Synopsis:

Teenage sisters Emma (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton) live a normal life, until their small suburban neighborhood is stricken with a mysterious parasitic virus. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout the town, the two band together to barricade themselves from infection. But it may already be too late – when the virus enters their home, the sisters are faced with an impossible choice: protect each other, or survive the virus.

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COLLECTIONS

Farm Plus 4 Films: Mother’s Day Massacre / Deadfall Trail / Puppet Master / Memory

Starring:

Freddie Meyer, Michael Hotop, Adam Scarimboloo, Billy Zane, Ann-Margret

Movies:

Farm
Two brothers, bound by the monotony of their rural farm life, find their existence upended by a deadly secret in this apocalyptic zombie thriller.

Mother’s Day Massacre

What Jim finds while searching for his mother is not the open arms of a loving family—it’s the sharp end of a hatchet…wielded by a demented hillbilly and his backward brother.

Deadfall Trail

Three campers head into the wilderness for a bare-bones expedition, but when the situation becomes desperate, the building tension reaches a breaking point.

Puppet Master

Andre Toulon’s demonic crew of puppets unleash their murderous talents on unsuspecting victims.

Memory

When Dr. Taylor Briggs is exposed to a mysterious drug while lecturing in Brazil, he is forced to relive the dark, twisted memories of a killer whose work may not be over.

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More New Images from the Evil Dead 2 Board Game

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:00

Ever since news of the Evil Dead 2 board game was announced last month, fans have been eagerly awaiting its arrival, and after absolutely crushing its Kickstarter campaign, our dream of giving deadite scum a fistful of boomstick from the comfort of our own living rooms is about to come a reality.

Now, thanks to the fine folks over at Space Goat Productions, we have some brand new images to share from the game itself.  Needless to say, they’re looking groovy.

Right now, we’re living in a beautiful world, people.  While we wait for the release of this kick-ass board game next year, we’ll also be treated to a brand new season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” on our TV screens.  You’re excited?  Feel these nipples.

From the Press Release:
The officially licensed Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience Evil Dead 2 fans have been dying for–featuring at least 8 custom figures with art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the cult classic film. 2-6 players will work together in 60- to 90-minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.

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Win a Copy of Aliens: The Set Photography from Titan Books

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:30

When our friends at Titan Books asked if we’d be interested in hosting a giveaway of their new book Aliens: The Set Photography, which is arriving on August 9th, of course we jumped at the chance. We have three copies available so read on for the details of how you can make one of them yours!

A new hardback photography book documenting the making of Aliens, the 1986 smash hit movie directed by James Cameron, Aliens: The Set Photography reveals a unique new perspective on the making of Cameron’s film as the focus shifts behind the cameras to capture the director, cast, and crew as they bring the second action-packed installment of the Alien saga to the big screen. It was written by Simon Ward, author of The Art and Making of Independence Day: Resurgence.

Released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the movie, Aliens: The Set Photography features brand-new insights and memories from Carrie Henn (Newt) and Jenette Goldstein (Private Vasquez). With a wealth of never-before-seen pictures including casting publicity shots, behind-the-scenes “between-take” breaks, weapons, vehicles  and much more, Aliens: The Set Photography acts as a sumptuous visual celebration of this sci-fi classic.

To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Aliens: The Set Photography” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on August 8, 2016, and is open to U.S. residents only. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

Don’t want to take your chances on winning?  Then pre-order your copy from Amazon today!

Synopsis:
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s groundbreaking science fiction classic comes the first official record of the shoot. Through candid, high-quality stills we see the cast and crew at work, in costume, rehearsing, in make-up, and during filming. Some choice pieces of original concept art add greater context to the shoot and showcase the remarkable level of design. Also features insightful quotes from original interviews.

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Short Film Apocalypse: The Hooker Makes the Rapture Come Early; Watch It Now!

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:00

Production company RynoRyder/Boyer Productions is currently working on a feature called Apocalypse and, in the meantime, will be releasing shorts based on each of the eight main characters. Have a look at the first, titled The Hooker, right here!

From the Press Release:
A newly formed company based in Los Angeles, RynoRyder/Boyer Productions is releasing its short film Apocalypse: The Hooker. It stars Abigail Richie (Evidence, Bald) and was written and directed by Ryan McCoy.

This vignette is a prequel story to a feature project they have in development called Apocalypse. That story is about eight desolate strangers who hole up in a farmhouse and must defend themselves against the armies of the Four Horsemen.

They will be doing short vignettes of each of the eight characters throughout the year.

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Production Kicks Off on New Thriller Rock, Paper, Scissors

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 08:30

We’ve mentioned indie director Doug Bollinger numerous times here on Dread Central, and production has just kicked off on his newest project, a thriller titled Rock, Paper, Scissors.  Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Production has begin on the frightening new thriller feature film Rock, Paper, Scissors. Director Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride) takes you on a violent, psychological ride that pushes a simple suburban couple to the extremes and forces them to answer the question: How far would you go to get back the love you once had?

Rock, Paper, Scissors tells the story of Sam and Missy Wagner, whose once romantic coupling has led them to now go through the motions of a mediocre marriage in a peaceful suburb. Their simple lives are thrown into a vicious tailspin after they are victims of a horrific event. They must navigate through treacherous, unknown territory in order to get back what they once had. Will the journey break them or revitalize their bond?

The film stars Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), Jeff Riberdy (Half a Dozen), Angela Sharp (Gravedigger), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Michael Billy (Clean Cut), and Annelise Nielsen (The Samaritans). It’s directed by Doug Bollinger; produced by Bollinger, Collins, Josh Lee, and Ashley Steele; and written by Bollinger and Lee with cinematography and editing by Cory Green (The Jersey Devil).

Check out some early promo artwork below, and keep your eyes on the Rock, Paper, Scissors Facebook page for updates.

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Godzilla Resurgence Spoilers CANNOT BE CONTAINED!

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:59

We’re giving you your fair warning now. We’re about to drop some spoilers from Godzilla Resurgence on you. If you don’t want anything spoiled about the flick, do NOT read this story. If you’re a curious nut who cannot wait to see the film for him/herself much like we are, have at it!

Over on Skreeonk.com the powers-that-be have posted some images from the film that were scanned from a collectible movie book at the flick’s premiere. In the pictures we see that Godzilla’s energy cannot be focused or contained! As a result he shoots a laser-like blast of energy not only from his mouth, but also from his back spines and even his tail.

Directed by Attack on Titan‘s Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi and written by Hideaki Anno, the film stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Rando Yaguchi, and Ren Osugi. The flick runs 118 minutes. Look for it Stateside some time this fall from FUNimation.

Synopsis:
After a mysterious accident occurs in the tunnels of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, Japan’s emergency cabinet convenes to find the cause and a solution. Immediately afterwards, a huge creature appears, destroying town after town on a path of destruction to the nation’s capital… an unfathomable giant organism known as “Godzilla.”

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Another Strange Thing About Stranger Things

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:45

As we said before, there’s a fine line between brilliant and psychotic, and this latest collectible from Death by Toys once again pushes the boundaries of common sense.

From the Death by Toys Website:
I’m definitely on the “Stranger Things” bandwagon these days. The show is an 80’s nostalgia dream come true. I know I’m not the only one obsessed with the show, but I’m probably the only one who took a metal dollhouse bicycle and made a “custom toy” (I use that term very loosely) of Will’s bike.

Related Story: Most Ridiculous Action Figure EVER – John Carpenter’s The Fog

Honestly, it’s beyond stupid, and I’m not even really sure why I’m posting it here. I guess I found it sort of funny, but I’ve been known to have a warped sense of humor.

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An American Werewolf in London Restored for New Blu-ray Release

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:36

Are you hankering for another dip into the world of An American Werewolf in London? A restored dip, if you will! If that’s on your agenda, read on for details.

About the An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition Blu-ray:
Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon.

Starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, and Jenny Agutter, An American Werewolf in London is newly restored and features groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Music Video).

Special Features:

  • Beware the Moon
  • I Walked with a Werewolf
  • Making An American Werewolf in London
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of The Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage
  • Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

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Stephen King’s It Floats onto Blu-ray

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:29

The original 2-part TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It is finally coming to Blu-ray, and you can get it complete with a t-shirt and more. Read on for the details.

Look for it on October 4, 2016.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, It stars Dennis Christopher, Annette O’Toole, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Richard Masur, Michael Cole, and Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown.

Synopsis:
A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he’s not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom – until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to battle It.

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First Look: Graphic Novel Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:05

Author Mark Landry’s original graphic novel for Titan Comics, Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble; and we have a look at the artwork for you! Dig it!

About Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water:
The visceral revenge thriller merges the real-world hopes and horrors of a post-disaster community with an engaging thread of political corruption, class divide, and blood-curdling terror!

The 144-page trade paperback features a stunning cover by The Star Wars cover artist Nick Runge, as well as interviews with the real-life heroes of the Katrina rescue – US Army and Coast Guard personnel.

Haunted by the catastrophe that tore his city apart 10 years ago, Coast Guard veteran Virgil Lafleur struggles daily with the hardships of a post-Katrina New Orleans. But when his younger brother’s murder leads him into a vortex of intrigue, corruption, and violence, Virgil becomes obsessed with bringing the killers to justice and exposing the horrific secret hiding beneath the Mississippi.

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