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

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:30

This week’s episode of “Supernatural” provided long-time fans of the show with one of the sweetest payoffs we could have ever hoped for, but we’ll steer clear of mentioning obvious spoilers in this first paragraph for those of you who aren’t quite caught up yet… but proceed at your own risk!

For those of you who are ready to learn more about what’s ahead, we have the synopsis of this year’s season finale to share, Episode 11.23, “Alpha and Omega,” in which we get the face-off we’ve been waiting for: the Light vs. the Darkness.

Supernatural” Episode 11.23 – “Alpha and Omega” (5/25/16; 9:00-10:00 pm)
GOD VS. AMARA – God (guest star Rob Benedict) comes to a decision about Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) that has direct repercussions for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).  Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.

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Announcing the Dose of Terror Podcast!

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:15

Welcome to the Dose of Terror Podcast! As part of the upcoming Dread Central Podcast Network (official podcast network name pending), we would like to share with you the first podcast to be released under the new network.

Hosts are myself (Steve Wood), Joey Infante, and Mike from Brooklyn. We’ve all been lifelong horror fanatics and hope that our brand of banter and bullshit will be satisfying for the Dread Central audience.

Now, as a Dinner for Fiends fan, I invite you all to fuck us back! You can do such back fucking in the following ways…

Check out the official Dose of Terror website, follow @adoseofterror on Twitter and “Like” Dose of Terror on Facebook. Feeling really bold? You can also reach us via email at doseofterror@gmail.com or on Google Voice – 323-418-2099.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON YOUR COMPUTER!

Alternately, you can listen directly here or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. We will soon be incorporated in the new Podcast section of Dread Central.

We’re excited to be under the Dread Central banner and will be following a biweekly release schedule. We will be releasing new installments on Mondays.

Enjoy!

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Dare You Lie in the Bed of the Dead?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:59

The wondrously sick minds behind Bite are back with a new film at the Cannes Market, and we have your first details and bitching artwork. Dare you snooze in the Bed of the Dead?

Bed of the Dead was written and directed by Jeff Maher and produced by Black Fawn Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment. Colin Price, Alyssa King, and Gwen Cumyn star.

Synopsis:
Four twenty-somethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

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The Grave Gets Raw at Cannes

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:55

On tap right now are the first stills from Grave, which is appearing at Cannes as Raw. Open up, and say, “Ahhhhhhh!”

Julia Ducournau directs. Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Bouli Lanners star.

Synopsis:
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world.

During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…

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Simon West to Unleash War Wolf

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:50

Loving werewolf movies as much as we do, the title War Wolf alone has us tickled pink! According to Variety, veteran action director Simon West (Con-Air, The Expendables 2, The Mechanic) has been set to helm the upcoming furiously furry flick with shooting set for Italy in November.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman, and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch. Finch, author of the Heck crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

Fortitude Intl. will launch international sales in Cannes. War Wolf is the first in a planned franchise of films (of course) under a partnership among West, Fortitude, and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

War Wolf is set in 1356, after decades of war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend; and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.

The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and Wolves. Dave Elsey and Rick Baker shared an Academy Award for 2010’s The Wolfman.

The popularity of the fantasy genre around the globe continues to grow, and the fierce world of War Wolf is an electric story,” said Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros. “Under the masterful direction of Simon West and the brilliant team of Dave and Lou Elsey behind the special effects makeup, this film is going to blow people away with both the look of this fantastical world and the intense storytelling.

More as it comes.

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The Unseen Sales Trailer Disappears

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:43

Ahead of its stint at Cannes, we now have the sales trailer for the latest take on the invisible man story, The Unseen. See it before it disappears!

Geoff Redknap directs the film starring Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, and Ben Cotton.

Geoff Redknap worked as a make-up effects artist before turning to writing and directing. His short The Auburn Hills Breakdown played at festivals worldwide. His feature script Hangfire was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and won the Golden Feather Award at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Synopsis:
A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she goes missing, he risks everything to find her, including exposing the fact that he is becoming invisible.

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Universal Dishes Mummy Details

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:30

Universal has finally unwrapped the details of its new version of The Mummy, and we have everything – including the official synopsis – right here for you!

From the Press Release:
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, King Arthur, “Peaky Blinders”), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible series and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

The Mummy is set for release on June 9, 2017.

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Interview with the Vampire Reboot Script Complete; Could Jared Leto Be the Next Lestat?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:00

Earlier today we reminded you that it’s the 40th anniversary of the publication of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire so we’d say it’s the perfect time to get an update on the latest film version of the novel.

At the end of March, Josh Boone, who was tapped to helm the reboot (or whatever it is they’re calling it these days), said he was working on the script with Jill Killington; and per a recent post by Boone on Instagram, the first draft, which incorporates both Interview and its sequel, The Vampire Lestat, is indeed finished!

#annerice #vampirechronicles #thevampirelestat

A photo posted by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT

But that’s not even the most exciting news that we have for you…

Recently Rice asked her fans on Facebook for their opinion of who might make the best Lestat, and one name that kept coming up was Jared Leto. Apparently, Boone agrees. Check out his tweet from yesterday:

Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto pic.twitter.com/CsFqtYw9Na

— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016

What say you? Do you think Jared can fill the shoes left behind by previous Lestats Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend? I’d say he’s spot-on.  Share your thoughts below!

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Categories: Horror News

Doom Launch Trailer Fights Like Hell

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:38

The hotly anticipated Doom reboot is still eight days away, but publisher Bethesda has gone ahead and released the launch trailer anyway. It’s just over a minute long, but it sure made me ponder: “Can this game get any more awesome?”

Not long now. On May 13, the grandaddy of all FPS franchises will finally be making a comeback.

Synopsis:
DOOM is back! With a brutal single-player campaign, iconic fast-paced multiplayer, and the ability to create and play your own levels with SnapMap, DOOM delivers all the guns, demons, and action you’ve been craving. It’s time to Fight Like Hell.

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7th Annual Steampunk World’s Fair Taking Place May 13-15 in New Jersey

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:54

While the “steampunk” label in and of itself doesn’t necessarily pertain to our beloved genre, the upcoming 7th annual Steampunk World’s Fair has enough horror-related guests and events (such as an appearance by The Devil’s Carnival creators Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman) that we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring it to your attention.

Things kick off on Friday, May 13th, and full details follow.

From the Press Release:
The Steampunk World’s Fair comes roaring back into the heart of Piscataway, New Jersey, this May 13th through 15th as one of the most unique and memorable events on the East Coast celebrates its 7th season. This year’s event hosts a veritable cabal of international performers, a sea of vendors providing temptations for miles, a packed schedule guaranteed to both titillate and educate, and a series of special events that will keep you smiling from ear to ear for months to come!

The Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 Highlights Include:

  • Absinthe Heroes: A Steampunk Rock Opera
    Darkly humorous and adventurous with healthy helpings of wit, dash, daring… and chocolate! Its musical score was written by our acclaimed headliner Psyche Corporation. Absinthe Heroes has been described as “a riotous blending of the ridiculous and the sublime,” “mad science in theatrical form,” and “a Steampunk rollercoaster.”
  • Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman
    The creative madmen behind The Devil’s Carnival come home to the event they were born to attend! With them comes a shadowcast performance/screening of Repo! The Genetic Opera, a screening of The Devil’s Carnival, and a preview of their newest work, entitled American Murder Song!
  • Splendid Teapot Racing
    One takes a favorite teapot, adds a radio-controlled chassis, and then runs it through a prescribed course of candlesticks, fine china, and of course, the Ramp of Doom. Mayhem then ensues. Open to anyone!
  • Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland
    Under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia, kids can practice their best tea party manners with a picnic on the lawn, play story-building games, master mischief making, construct mysterious devices, and more!
  • Musical Guests
    Experience music from all corners of the globe with Steam Powered Giraffe, This Way to the Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ingimar Oddsson, and many more! You’ll also find buskers around every corner, so one might say there’s no escaping fantastic musics at the Steampunk World’s Fair!
  • A Giant Robot Named Iris
    Yes. We have a giant robot. Want to take a picture next to a giant robot?
    OF COURSE YOU DO!

With panels on famous literature (and featuring famous international authors!), fashion, self-defense, and the supernatural; workshops teaching the finer points of hula hooping, tea tasting, dancing, and ray gun building; book exchanges; trinket swaps; a maze of vendors with a dizzying array of wares; and our fairgrounds populated with the finest ladies and gentlemen dressed in some of the most creative costumes you’ll ever see, the Steampunk World’s Fair is sure to pack your day with memories that will never leave you.

The Steampunk World’s Fair encompasses two hotels, which are located next to each other and separated by a large parking lot that holds the Fair’s Midway Vendors and Grand Performance Tent.

The Radisson of Piscataway
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Embassy Suites of Piscataway
121 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Our full schedule of events is available here.  Tickets for general admission (day or weekend) and special events are available here.

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Call Girl of Cthulhu Director Working on Tales from the Crypt Style Comic

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:00

The original Tales from the Crypt comics were nothing short of magnificent, so we can’t wait for the upcoming comic Burial Plots, an all-new horror anthology coming from Chris LaMartina, the director of Call Girl of Cthulhu, that will evoke the feel of the classic series.

Check out the press release below, and if it’s of interest, be sure to contribute to their crowdfunding campaign.

From the Press Release:
Pick up your copy… before you end up bagged and boarded.

Filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George are unleashing a Kickstarter campaign for their new horror project, BURIAL PLOTS.

Inspired by creepy comics like Tales from the Crypt and The Witching Hour, BURIAL PLOTS contains thirty ghastly black & white pages, featuring two macabre adventures. With dread-inducing artwork and blood-soaked storylines, it’s perfect for creeps who like their fear mixed with fun.

In BUM WRAP, a wronged homeless man discovers an ancient mummy and uses the decrepit creature to seek revenge. It’s a real rags-to-riches story!

In SHAPESHIFTERS, a scrawny recruit transforms after he joins a gym run by a pack of muscle head werewolves. Will this killer workout get him ripped in thirty days?

Since 2007, Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George have written and produced six award-winning, critically-acclaimed horror features. With an anarchic knack for sharp wit and stylized bloodshed, their work has been praised by the New York Times, VICE, NPR, and MTV. Their film WNUF Halloween Special is currently streaming on Shudder, and their Lovecraft comedy Call Girl of Cthulhu tore up the international film fest circuit.

Illustrator John de Campos (aka GHOSTBAT) has been producing artwork professionally since 2013. Specializing in show posters, album covers, and logos, de Campos has covered a wide range of illustration needs while sharpening a versatile but accessible style. He is a founding member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

If their Kickstarter campaign is successful, BURIAL PLOTS will be the first comic from Baltimore-based Midnight Crew Studios.

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Exclusive: Glen Mazzara Talks Mid-Season Scares for Damien

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:30

With “Damien” kicking ass and taking names (he has so many names) for A&E, we checked in with showrunner Glen Mazzara to get the scoop on fan reaction to the series and what’s next for everyone’s favorite Antichrist!

Be warned… if you’re not completely caught up with the show, there are a few spoilers below.

I think fans were surprised by ‘Damien,’” says Mazzara. “A lot of people were expecting something a bit more campy like “Lucifer,” but that was never on our agenda. We’re trying to basically serve up a horror movie in ten parts. People are really getting it. It’s exciting to see how nuts the fans get on Twitter. The thing I feel greatest about is everything comes together in the season finale. Episodes 7 and 8 continue to get darker and crazier, and then 9 and 10… they’re just absolutely bonkers and incredibly well directed. All the storylines we’ve set up are about to start paying off… and things will be put in motion for Season 2. It’s all there, man. I cannot wait for people to see it!

Related Story: Glen Mazzara Talks Resurrecting The Beast in Damien

Mazzara gets into detail regarding where the titular character is right now in Season 1. “Damien has spent so much of his time avoiding something that he feels in his gut is true. He’s been on the run, he’s been in hiding… Now the running has to stop. In the beginning of the season Damien approached his situation like anyone would… as a problem he needs to gather information to try and solve. But then in the fifth episode, “Seven Curses,” he comes face to face with the supernatural. He learns that he is the Antichrist and that Hell follows behind him. At that point he decides he doesn’t want to carry that cross, and he attempts suicide. However, that doesn’t work; he cannot kill himself. From here on we’re going to see a Damien who knows that now what he’s been fearing is true. He’s not crazy or hallucinating. He knows he can’t run anymore so now he’s like, ‘Okay, well, what am I going to do about this?’ We’re about to see Damien taking action to get ahead of this. He has no choice but to run head-first into the storm. You’re going to see him being pushed to a breaking point over the next several episodes. The noose just keeps getting tighter and tighter around his neck, and believe me… it’s going to be really exciting seeing it all come together.

Mazzara always wanted this show to be socially conscious… and that’s the realistic direction he wants to maintain in the series. “A lot of times what happens in horror films is that people have a tendency to buy into a supernatural explanation for things a little too easily, and then you start playing by those type of rules. Damien is an atheist. He doesn’t believe in any god or a devil, so for him to come to the realizations he must accept, he has to be confronted with both his inner and the external demons that surround and encompass him. He’s a war photographer who faces true horrors as a means to try and connect with people. There’s some stuff coming up that’s very reminiscent of things that have happened in this world. We take the realistic approach to telling his story very seriously. We want people to be frightened and entertained, but if the audience can come away also thinking that, ‘Ya know, that’s like something that’s currently happening in the news… what’s really happening in the world…’ then we have done our job as artists.

In terms of the possibility of a Season 2…

The fans online are so enthusiastic. That kind of rabid fandom is important to any new show. We hope to see that base continue to grow. I think once people hear about the finale and how everything ties together that there’ll be a surge of new viewers who’ve been basically waiting to binge-watch the series. It’s crazy, though; I don’t think anybody expected the fans to embrace this show as quickly as they have. A&E and Fox love the show… they’re fans of it, so I’m hopeful of a second season. I would love to get the writers together to start working again. I have a lot of ideas, setup and payoffs, new things… we have such a great cast, and I have so many new ways to torture them in mind!

About “Damien”:
“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film The Omen, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. The saga begins when Damien, an acclaimed war photographer, returns home to New York after experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria. Strange occurrences and flashbacks plague him, and he is then forced to confront his true identity.

“Damien” stars Bradley James (“Merlin,” “Homeland”) along with Oscar® nominee Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon a Time”), Omid Abtahi (“Better Call Saul”), Megalyn E.K. (“House of Lies”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), David Meunier (“Justified”), and Robin Weigert (“Sons of Anarchy”).

“Damien” is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios for A&E Network. Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”) serves as writer and executive producer via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his company, Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.

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Aliens Attack in New Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:09

Today is Earth Day. But on June 24, aliens will destroy the Earth. I’m of course talking about Independence Day: Resurgence, the decades-later sequel to one of the most iconic films from the 1990s. In celebration of Earth Day, a new trailer has just been released, and we’re happy to report that it includes even more Goldblum.

Enjoy the trailer below, along with an Earth Day PSA!

Oh and if you want to revisit the original Independence Day, it will be digitally available for a limited time for only $0.99, with all of Fox’s net proceeds being donated to Earth Day Network. Get your $0.99 download of ID4 over in the Google Play store.

You can also participate in a global #IndependenceDayLive Earth Day Watch Party, starting at 4pm PT by following #IndependenceDayLive and @IndependenceDay

Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Angelababy, William Fichtner, and Sela Ward all star in this epic next chapter. It’s directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, and Harald Kloser.

Synopsis:
After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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PAX 2016: Umbrella Corps Heads to Antarctica in Latest Trailer

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:00

The online multiplayer shooter Umbrella Corps continues to embrace the rich history of the series to which it belongs with the latest trailer, which was unveiled at PAX in Boston, taking place at the base in Antarctica featured in Code Veronica.

I wasn’t entirely sold on this game at first because I thought it would just be a cheap cash grab that took the hugely popular formula of online shooter games and stuck the Resident Evil license onto it, but I have to say that the more I see, the more and more promising it looks.

The snow will turn red when Umbrella Corps hits PS4 and PC on June 21.

Synopsis:
Refamiliarize yourself with Umbrella’s hidden Antarctic base by watching this new Umbrella Corps trailer, which begins with Resident Evil Code: Veronica story footage (as seen in Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles).

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Official Dark Souls Board Game Hits Kickstarter Goal in Three Minutes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:00

When they work together, the power of geeks knows no bounds. The official Dark Souls board game took only three minutes to reach its £50,000 goal on Kickstarter. Three. Minutes. Not three weeks, not three days. Three minutes.

At the time of writing, the amount of money raised is £625,992, more than twelve times the original goal. Geeks are a force to be reckoned with.

The game can be played by up to four people at a time and will attempt to replicate the experience of the video games as closely as possible, albeit in board game form. Usually I’d encourage you to contribute some money yourself, but in this case they clearly don’t need it as the speed at which the money is flowing their way is just crazy! By the looks of it, their final two stretch goals will be reached later today.

From the Press Release:
Dark Souls™ – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights.

Designed specifically for the Dark Souls™ universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.

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Documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story to Explore the Life of the Man Who Became Jason Voorhees

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 19:37

He may be known to many as Jason Voorhees, but Kane Hodder has encompassed all manner of roles throughout his extensive career. The upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story will shed light on the life of the man who has become an icon of modern horror cinema.

From the Press Release:
Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“MME”) is raising contributions for its latest documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, through the rewards crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. This definitive and exclusive biographical documentary on horror icon Kane Hodder features co-stars and colleagues such as Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Danielle Harris, Sean S. Cunningham, Adam Green, Twiztid, and many others.

The campaign sets out to raise at least $50,000 to bring attention to the documentary, engage fans in a variety of events, donate funds to the Bothin Burn Center, and change the public perception from ‘burn victims’ to ‘burn survivors’. The Indiegogo campaign launches on Thursday, April 21, 2016, and runs for 33 days, ending on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

The Bothin Burn Center in San Francisco, CA, is not only responsible for bringing horror icon Kane Hodder back from the brink of death, but also saving countless lives since opening in 1967. As the first burn center in California, the Bothin Burn Center continuously innovates and treats burns from critical care through rehabilitation. “At the essence of it, we are helping these patients through the most traumatic experience they will have,” said Nurse Paula Fillari, Clinical Director of the Bothin Burn Center. “It’s our job to give the patients back their lives.”

Producer Andrew Barcello added, “As we’ve learned through making this documentary, those affected by burns want to be known as survivors, not merely victims. MME wants to aid in the efforts to further research and education to help those affected.”

In connection with the Indiegogo campaign, Masterfully Macabre Entertainment is announcing the “pull your heart-strings, then cut your head off” documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. This gripping documentary reveals the struggles and horrific experiences that encapsulate the complex life of Kane Hodder. It is the story of his dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada, to his adolescence on a small military island through his near-death burn accident and his ultimate rise to the unforgettable horror icon Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th movies and the upcoming Friday the 13th video game. With powerhouse performances in over 100 movies, Kane has killed more people on-screen with his hands than anyone in history. He further solidified his iconic killer status by becoming Victor Crowley in the cult classic Hatchet trilogy. “You will go from crying with Kane to being on the edge of your seat, and that’s what we love about it.” (Andrew Barcello, Co-Founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment)

The campaign offers staple crowdfunding perks such as Blu-rays, downloads, and merchandise but also features unique experiences like a day on the set with Kane to one-of-a-kind collectibles such as a video call with Kane, Kane writing a custom dating ad, or the “666 package.” Some of the more exclusive perks can only be redeemed by one super fan. Director Derek Dennis Herbert says, “I’m really excited about all the awesome perks we have; one of my favorites is the ‘Killer’s Cut’ edition, where Kane hacks your Blu-ray with a machete!”

Masterfully Macabre Entertainment was founded in Los Angeles, California, and is the brainchild of Derek Dennis Herbert and Andrew Thomas Barcello. MME is a horror production company focused on the niche market of documentaries profiling horror icons, unique feature horror films, and groundbreaking horror genre reality shows. “We want to bring cult phenomenon to mainstream audiences. Horror is in our blood; it’s a way of life, not just movies!” (Derek Dennis Herbert, Co-Founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment)

Check out the Indiegogo campaign at KaneHodderMovie.com, follow them on Twitter @MasterfullyM, and like them on Facebook.

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The Walking Dead: The Alien One-Shot Comic Now Available; Name Your Price!

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 19:33

Are you missing your weekly dose of “The Walking Dead” now that the series’ sixth season has come to an end?  Well, a new entry in the comic world of The Walking Dead has arrived, but it’s a bit different from what we’re used to…

As THR explains it, The Walking Dead: The Alien is the first installment not written by creator Robert Kirkman.  Instead, the issue was written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga) and Marcos Martin — who founded digital distribution platform Panel Syndicate, which released the issue earlier this week.  The price?  Whatever you can afford!

The single issue reveals the fate of Rick Grimes’ younger brother, Jeff Grimes, who was first mentioned in the third issue of The Walking Dead.

“I’d been fascinated by the idea of Rick Grimes’ long-lost kid brother ever since he was first mentioned waaaaaay back in Walking Dead #3,” Vaughan wrote in the afterword of the issue.

The one-shot takes place in Barcelona — where Martin is from — and reveals that the apocalypse isn’t just happening in America.

“In the comics, we’ve stayed in the continental United States; we haven’t really ever explained what’s happened outside of it,” Kirkman said. “I used to joke that people are hanging out in Australia and they’re fine and it’s just the American continents that are all messed up — but that’s not the case.”

Hear more from Kirkman and Vaughn about The Walking Dead: The Alien in the below video from Skybound.

Synopsis:
The Walking Dead: The Alien centers on Jeff Grimes, who wakes up in Barcelona and meets local girl Claudia, a museum curator, and their efforts to return to the States, where the American government is rumored to have found a way to contain the outbreak.

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Deadworld’s King Zombie Action Figure Arriving Soon

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 18:26

If you’re a zombie fan and a comics fan, chances are pretty good you’re well aware of Deadworld, first published back in 1986 and considered by many to be the original zombie comic. Now, thanks to Caliber Comics and Executive Replicas, you’ll soon be able to place the first ever King Zombie in your collection of action figures.

Product Description:
Based on the long running classic Deadworld comic book series, this iconic figure is sure to not only please fans of the granddaddy of all zombie comics but worldwide horror fans in general. King Zombie – the sadistic, chain-smoking, Harley motorcycle-riding, intelligent zombie – is the main villain within Deadworld, who made his debut back in 1986 and continues on to this day. He is on a mission to take over the world, and he wants to control everyone… alive, dead, and undead.

Highlighted Features:

  • 12” Tall Fully Articulate Figure
  • 2 Head Sculptures
  • 6 Interchangeable hands
  • Leather Biker Jacket
  • Wood Axe
  • 2 Pairs of Glasses
  • 1 Cigarette

“This King Zombie figure perfectly complements the comic book series and our recent nationally launched soda beverage line Deadworld Zombie Soda,” commented Caliber Comic CEO Gary Reed.

The King Zombie figure is now available to pre-order from Executive Replicas for $135.00 with delivery scheduled for mid-July, 2016.

 

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Stephen King Gets Loud About Hush

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 18:19

So, how good is Mike Flanagan’s new film, Hush (review)? Good enough for Stephen King to get the word out about it, and he is damned right! The flick is available right now on Netflix, and you should make it your business to check it out!

Flanagan directs the film from a script he wrote with star Kate Siegel. John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Trucco, and Samantha Sloyan also star.

How good is HUSH? Up there with HALLOWEEN and–even more–WAIT UNTIL DARK. White knuckle time. On Netflix.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 21, 2016

Synopsis:
In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living alone in the woods. Author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager. She’s retreated from society, living in seclusion and existing in a completely silent world. But one night her fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer’s mercy… but he may have underestimated his prey. As this horrifying game of cat and mouse escalates to a breathless fever pitch, Maddie must push herself beyond her mental and physical limits in order to survive the night.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Season Finale Launch Trailer Delivers the Goods

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:50

With the season finale of The Walking Dead: Michonne now just days away, we got our hands on the launch trailer, and man, it packs a punch.

From the Press Release:
Today we can share the all-new launch trailer for ‘What We Deserve,’ the third and final episode in The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries.

Episode 3: ‘What We Deserve’ will be available starting Tuesday, April 26th, on PC/Mac via the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

In ‘What We Deserve,’ feeling the weight of choices both recent and long ago, Michonne tries to protect an innocent family… but Norma and the vengeful Monroe crew are closing in. As reality shatters and the ghosts of the daughters she abandoned demand to be heard, your choices will determine who lives, who dies, and what redemption really means in a world gone to hell.

The miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley (“Orange Is the New Black”). Haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne across a three-episode miniseries event. Players will dive into the mind of Michonne to discover what took her away from Rick, Carl, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 100 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid, and GamesRadar and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player’s actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries Episode 3 – ‘What We Deserve’ is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood & Gore, and Strong Language by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter.

For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit Skybound.com and TheWalkingDead.com.

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