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This Trio of Clips from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.03 Say Welcome to Paradise!

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:09

The CW really wants you to get ready for this week’s Episode 6.03 of “The Vampire Diaries,” entitled “Welcome to Paradise”; and to prove it, they’ve released three sneak peeks of the ep. So settle in, check ‘em out, and let us know what you think of the season so far.

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.03 – “Welcome to Paradise” (10/16/14)
In an attempt to bring some fun back into their lives, Elena (Nina Dobrev) persuades Caroline (Candice Accola) to meet her at the swimming hole, where she plans to introduce her to Liam (guest star Marco James).

Tyler (Michael Trevino), still working on controlling his anger issues, asks Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) for a favor and is surprised when she makes an unexpected confession. Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls looking for Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and is caught off guard when he notices a strange change in Elena.

Meanwhile, at the lake, Enzo’s actions cause Matt (Zach Roerig) to make a startling revelation, and Jeremy makes a discovery about the anti-magic spell that could potentially put Elena’s life in danger.

Elsewhere, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) stumble upon clues that lead them to believe they’re not alone. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Brian Young.

Related Story: Welcome to Paradise! See Our Image Gallery and Extended Preview of The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.03

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Crackpot Priest Performs Exorcisms Via Skype

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:49

So the questions beckon, kids… Have some pesky demons been oppressing you? Full-blown possession practically a given? Too lazy to seek help? Don’t worry! You can now get an exorcism via Skype on any mobile or desktop device.

I shit you not.

“The Daily Show’s” Jessica Williams interviewed Reverend Bob Larson last night regarding his… shall we say… more unique online rituals. That’s right, concubine of Satan, for the low price of around 295 bucks, you can have the unclean spirit compelled out of you in the name of Jesus Christ and the Internet.

Oh, Reverend Bob. You’re so cute. Watch the segment below which, unlike Larson’s services, is indeed priceless.

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Vincent Price Collection Vol. II (Blu-ray)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:43

Starring Vincent friggin’ Price

Directed by Various

Distributed by Scream Factory

Following up last year’s superb boxed collection of Vincent Price films, Scream Factory brings us The Vincent Price Collection Vol. II – another set of some of the legendary actor’s better known films which, as with that previous release, includes a sizeable amount of bonus features on each disc. The question is: is this second volume a worthy successor – not only to the previous Price collection, but Scream’s other recent boxed sets as well (such as their exhaustive Halloween collection and the “I can’t believe this exists” Nightbreed: Director’s Cut set)?

The first disc in this new collection is home to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and The Comedy of Terrors, two AIP releases which feature Price at his delightfully comic best. The Raven, another entry in Corman’s “AIPoe” cycle, is a wonderfully daffy movie at times, featuring a stunning cast including Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Jack Nicholson. Comedy boasts much of that same cast (Price, Karloff, and Lorre), yucking it up alongside Basil Rathbone in this pitch black horror comedy stylishly helmed by Cat People director Jacques Tourneur.

The second disc includes another AIPoe in the form of Tomb of Ligeia, the last of Corman’s Poe cycle. In contrast with The Raven, Ligeia is a much more somber affair in the style of Corman’s earlier adaptations. In it, Price plays a man haunted by his deceased wife, who may or may not be possessing the body of a cat which plagues the widower’s every move. The Last Man on Earth is this disc’s second film, the very first adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel I Am Legend. As with the later attempts at adapting the spooky tome (the 70s Chuck Heston-starrer The Omega Man and the 2007 Will Smith vehicle which took the novel’s name), Last Man is faithful to the basic strokes of Matheson’s book, if not its finer details (not one of the films managed to do the novel’s ending justice). Still, the film finds Price in top form, lending his gravitas to this low-budget shocker. Fans of Price and/or Matheson will find much to enjoy here.

Disc three houses sequels to two of Price’s better known films – Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Return of the Fly. Phibes’ inclusion makes sense, as its predecessor (The Abominable Dr. Phibes) graced the previous Price collection. This follow-up will likely please fans of the original, offering more of Price’s equally tragic and sinister (and, arguably, signature?) villain, with some gorgeous sets and photography on display. The real surprise in this collection is Return, considering that the original classic is nowhere to be found in either of Scream’s collections. Still, it’s a welcome addition, as it is a thoroughly enjoyable (if inferior) sequel.

The final disc in this set holds one of this writer’s very favorite Price films – William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill. This movie, remade (somewhat) successfully in ’99 by Dark Castle Entertainment, stars Price as Frederick Loren, a wealthy eccentric who invites a handful of strangers into his home to participate in a “haunted house party”, promising them a large sum of money if they can spend the entire night in his mansion – along with a number of ghosts and ghouls which lurk about within the home. Price, as always, is superb – oozing charm and menace while acting as a host, all while trading vicious verbal barbs with his unfaithful wife. It’s a fun if hokey movie that never fails to bring a smile to this fan’s face.

Scream Factory continues their winning streak with this collection, which is chock-full of bonus features and handsome presentations for each of the seven films here (for those counting, that’s one more film than the previous Price set). Each movie here boasts a 2.0 DTS-HD Master audio track, along with mostly solid transfers for each film. I say mostly, as each of the films do exhibit minor print damage. Phibes looks the best of the bunch, with a sharp image and gorgeous colors throughout, while Comedy surely looks the worst, showing considerable speckling and damage at times – occasionally to a distracting degree. Still, each film often looks fantastic is more than watchable.

The bonus features are, as with the previous collection, a real treasure trove for Price aficionados. In addition to theatrical trailers and still galleries for each film, we have a handful of film introductions culled from The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors, which were produced in the early 80s for Iowa Public Television. These intros are provided for The Raven, Comedy of Terrors, and Tomb of Ligeia, along with a documentary covering the making of those introductions (this same doc was included in the previous collection). There are also three installments of Richard Matheson Storyteller, which features the late master reminiscing on his work for three of this set’s films (The Raven, Comedy of Terrors and The Last Man on Earth).

In addition to that, there are a number of commentaries for some of the films: three for Ligeia, and one each for The Raven, House, Return and Last Man), all featuring some fantastic contributors – including author/historian Steve Haberman, historian David Del Valle, author Derek Botelho, actor Brett Halsey, Ligeia actress Elizabeth Sheperd, film historian Constantine Nasr, and producer/director Roger Corman. Hours and hours of information wait to be gleaned from these talks, which will no doubt delight hardcore fans and casual viewers alike.

The Raven boasts a few more extras, including a brief featurette with Corman discussing this rare venture into comedy, and a slideshow featuring audio and images from a vinyl record used to promote the film before its release. Lastly, House’s disc provides the most supplements, including: Vincent Price: Renaissance Man, a thirty-minute look at Price’s life, interests and career; The Art of Fear, a look at Price’s position within the genre he’ll always be associated with; Working with Vincent Price, which finds various contributors commenting on Price’s generosity on set and his relationships with his costars; and a collection of trailers for other films throughout the actor’s career (The Conqueror Worm aka Witchfinder General, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, House of Usher, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Pit and the Pendulum). And all of this is wrapped up in a handsome slipcase boasting beautiful artwork by Joel Robinson, packaged along with a nifty booklet with a lengthy essay by David Del Valle.

All in all, a marvelous collection – one befitting the man’s legacy which sits nicely alongside not only its predecessor, but with Scream Factory’s other recent re-releases as well. One can only hope that this tradition continues on next year with, dare I hope, The Vincent Price Collection III?

Special Features

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven

  • Audio Commentary with film historian Steve Haberman
  • Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Raven
  • Corman’s Comedy of Poe
  • Promotional Record
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Introduction to The Raven – from The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors, produced by Iowa Public Television

The Comedy of Terrors

    Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Comedy of Terrors
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Introduction to The Comedy of Terrors – from The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors, produced by Iowa Public Television

Tomb of Ligeia

  • Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Roger Corman
  • Audio Commentary with Elizabeth Sheperd
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Constantine Nasr
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Introduction to The Tomb of Ligeia – from The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors, produced by Iowa Public Television

The Last Man on Earth

  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Author Derek Botelho
  • Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Last Man on Earth
  • Still Gallery

Dr. Phibes Rises Again

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Return of the Fly

  • Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

House on Haunted Hill

  • Audio Commentary with Author/Historian Steve Haberman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Vincent Price: Renaissance Man
  • The Art of Fear
  • Working with Vincent Price
  • Introductory Price: Undertaking The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors
  • Still Gallery
  • Vincent Price trailer collection


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Robert Englund to Guest Star on Syfy’s Town of the Living Dead

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:51

Horror icon Robert Englund – Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise – will guest star on Syfy’s new comedic docuseries “Town of the Living Dead” in episodes airing Tuesday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 18, both at 10PM (ET/PT).

After the Thr33 Days Dead team hit their most challenging production hurdle to date, they’re desperate for hope.  When they discover that horror legend Robert Englund will be nearby in Birmingham for a press appearance, the team sets out to recruit him to inspire their dispirited director, John Ware.

About “Town of the Living Dead”
In “Town of the Living Dead” the colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama, are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. The series follows the intrepid and motley crew of amateur filmmakers as they surmount endless obstacles to finally finish their movie.

“Town of the Living Dead” is produced by True Entertainment (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes”).  Executive producers are Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, David Stefanou, Todd Hurvitz,Tony Biancosino, and Cherie Kloss.

For more info visit “Town of the Living Dead” on Syfy.com.

 

 

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The Blood List Website Relaunches! New Horrors Abound!

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:25

Each year Kailey Marsh’s The Blood List stakes out on a mission to bring more awareness to darker genre screenplays and screenwriters. The endeavor has been met with much success, and being that we here at Dread Central realize that indie filmmakers and writers are what keeps the genre alive and shrieking, we feel it’s important to remind you about it!

The Blood List was created in 2009 to get the word out about the best unproduced horror screenplays. It’s since expanded and become the industry standard for the best darker genre screenplays every year.

If you’re a writer, you need to be aware of the official Blood List website, which just relaunched with a snazzy new design. It is one of the most vital and necessary horror resources you’ll ever need to break into the business. Check it out by following the links below, and put your pen to paper, kids! You just never know!

For more info visit the official The Blood List website, “like” The Blood List on Facebook, and follow The Blood List on Twitter.

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Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Marches on Blu-ray and DVD

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:08

Well Go USA is releasing Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the year, and right now we have a look at the artwork along with all the info you need to plan out your next zombie killfest!

From the Press Release
Dubbed “bigger, brasher, bloodier” by Film Threat’s Brian Tallerico, DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD debuts on DVD and in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray December 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The sequel to the cult horror comedy from director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) stars Vegar Hoel (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Superbad), Jocelyn DeBoer (Stuck Like Chuck), and Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Picking up immediately where the original left off, the film wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. Wirkola comes up with more inventive ways to maim and dismember than anyone ever thought possible. Combining wry humor with horrific worst-case scenarios, this follow-up to the 2009 Midnight classic shocked the weak-of-heart and delighted even the most hard-core fans of the horror genre when it made its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

The DVD and the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition both feature audio commentary with the director and writer, a VFX featurette, and Dead Snow comic book while the Collector’s Edition exclusively features the international version of the film and the short film ARMEN.

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD has a runtime of approximately 101 minutes and is rated “R” for strong bloody horror violence and gore throughout and language, including some sexual references.

Synopsis
Martin (Vegar Hoel) hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends STILL got devoured by a battalion of Nazi Zombies. This morning he woke up in a hospital bed with a new arm – but it’s a super-powered Zombie arm that wants to kill him and anything else it can reach. Martin’s PISSED. And with the help of his new Zombie Squad pals (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas), he’s gonna deliver some payback to Colonel Herzog and his precious Nazi gold – by raising an undead army of his own.

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Mena Suvari Goes South of Hell With Eli Roth

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:41

There’s so much horror on TV nowadays that it’s getting hard to keep track of it all, but we do. Why? Because we’re badasses and you’re all so sexy. Well, that’s just two of the reasons really. In any event…

Deadline is reporting that Mena Suvari (Day of the Dead, Stuck) is finalizing a deal to play the lead in WEtv’s second original scripted series, thriller drama “South of Hell”.

The show, which has an eight-episode straight-to-series order for a 2015 premiere, comes from horror fav Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno, Hostel).

Synopsis
A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, “South of Hell” focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

The premiere episode of “South of Hell” will be directed by Roth from a script by Matt Lambert.

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The ULTIMATE look at NECA’s Ultimate Freddy

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:33

NECA’s Ultimate Freddy collectible, which will be hitting stores this fall in celebration of the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street, is just so ridiculously sexy. Today they’ve given us a closer look, and we’ve been drooling ever since. Now it’s your turn.

This deluxe 7-inch collectible comes with a new fully articulated body and a wealth of accessories.

NECA’s 70th Anniversary Ultimate Freddy features:

  • Three new interchangeable head portraits (closed mouth, open mouth grimace, and skull face)
  • All new fully articulated legs (ball-hinged thighs and knees)
  • Alternate severed fingers (left hand)
  • Removable fedora
  • New tongue phone
  • New dead skin mask
  • Deluxe packaging

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See a Preview of Titan’s Prequel Comic for The Evil Within Video Game

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:14

Evil takes hold TODAY as Bethesda Softworks releases the highly anticipated The Evil Within video game, but did you remember to order a copy of the prequel comic, which arrives tomorrow from Titan Comics?  In case you’ve been on the fence about it, here’s a three-page preview of Issue #1 along with two versions of its cover art.

Synopsis
Experience pure horror…

Spun from the survival horror game The Evil Within from Bethesda Softworks, this all-new prequel invites readers to experience the deranged world created by Shinji Mikami.

Writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana) present the story of a young student, Dana, whose search for a missing friend leads straight into a world fraught with tension and unimaginable horrors.

The Evil Within — a game embodying the meaning of pure survival horror with highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story woven together to create an immersive world — will bring players to the height of tension. Look for it in stores and online on October 14, 2014, for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft and Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems.

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The Diabolical Has Ali Larter Looking Over Her Shoulder

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:11

It’s been a really long time since we last heard anything about the upcoming flick The Diabolical, but that’s all about to change because right now we have the first still and more. Dig it!

Director Alistair Legrand directs from a script he co-wrote with Luke Harvis. Ali Larter stars alongside Patrick Fischler (“Mad Men”), Arjun Gupta (“Nurse Jackie”), Merrin Dungey (“Betrayal”), and Joe Egender (“American Horror Story: Asylum”).

Release news is forthcoming.

Synopsis
The Diabolical follows Madison and her children in their quiet suburban home as they are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Madison desperately seeks help from her scientist boyfriend, Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to undertake.

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Know Your Beaver With This Exclusive Zombeavers Infographic!

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00

While we put the finishing touches on our dams and lodge in anticipation of the October 20 UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Zombeavers (review), we also figured we’d treat you all to an exclusive infographic that aims to make sure that you KNOW YOUR BEAVER!

Synopsis
The film follows a group of college students headed out into the wilderness for spring break, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the lake. Unbeknownst to the vacationers, a chemical spill has irreversibly altered the wildlife, and Zombeavers are on the prowl. As a weekend of sex, drugs, and debauchery gets under way, the beavers close in on their prey; and the bloodthirsty beasts really do take the term ‘killer weekend’ to the next level.


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See the First Sneak Peek of Lifetime’s Big Driver

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:12

As a whole, Stephen King adaptations haven’t fared so well thus far, but Lifetime is forging ahead with its own version of King’s short story “Big Driver” from Full Dark, No Stars (published in November 2010), which arrives on Saturday night. Curious? Then check out this new sneak peek!

About “Big Driver” on Lifetime:
From a story by Stephen King, “Big Driver” marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King.

This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence). Bello’s co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd (“The Leftovers”), and Will Harris (“NCIS”).

In “Big Driver” Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a drainage pipe to rot with the bodies of his other victims, Tess escapes and makes her way safely home. With her fragile mind beginning to unravel, she is determined to find her rapist and seek revenge, as payback is the only thing holding her together.

Produced by Ostar Productions, “Big Driver” is executive produced by Bill Haber (The Trip to Bountiful) and Jeffrey Hayes (A Day Late and A Dollar Short). The screenplay adaptation was written by Richard Christian Matheson (“Masters of Horror,” Happy Face Killer) and is directed by Mikael Salomon (Drew Peterson: Untouchable). A+E Networks handles international sales for “Big Driver.”

Be sure to tune in for the world premiere of “Big Driver” on October 18th at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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Canal, The (2014)

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:56

Starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram

Directed by Ivan Kavanagh (interview here)

The fear of the inevitable is just as frightening as the actual scare itself, I believe. When you can see what the action will be, whether it’s an instantaneous reaction that elicits the fright or something that takes its time to simmer – you know it’s coming, and it STILL gives you the foreboding presence of dread that hangs until the scare slams into you. With director Ivan Kavanagh’s slow-creeping startler The Canal, nothing is as creepy as what’s laid out in front of the viewer… like I said, you can see it coming, and it still gives you the heebies.

The movie could possibly be one of the best deterrents for the cheating spouse since Glenn Close decided to steep one of the Easter Bunny’s relatives in Fatal Attraction way back in the day. David (Rupert Evans) is a quiet and reserved film archivist who goes about his job, almost in a mundane fashion. His reason for such a lack of motivation at work is the persistent feeling that his wife, Alice (Hanna Hoekstra), is having a lurid affair behind his back. Then again, you can’t really have it behind your back if virtually ALL the signs are in your face (i.e., text messages in the middle of the night and that glance from the other guy when he’s speaking to David’s wife while at a party).

Alice is a stunner, plain and simple, and she doesn’t go too far out of the way to hide the fact that she’s interested in her latest client, Alex (Carl Shabaan). The inclining worries about an adulterous wife, coupled with the crime footage from a murder back in 1902 that David has been glossing over at work, have sent his mind into overdrive.

Oddly enough, the home where the murders took place looks exactly like his family’s home, and upon further review, we learn it is the same place, providing the groundwork for a very intense series of events that are almost certain to unfold right in front of your eyes (see paragraph 1 above).

The supposition grows so heavily that David decides to follow his wife one night when she’s “working late” – even so intent on catching her in the act that he forgets to pick up their young son at school. After witnessing the unforgivable, David passes out in a grimy bathroom while having a nightmarish vision, and the next morning he returns home to find his wife is gone.

An instant investigation begins into the whereabouts of his wife, and after she’s found floating in a local runoff canal, he is immediately fingered as the numero uno suspect – I mean, who else could it possibly be, right? Her murder is deemed “accidental”; yet, David refuses to believe that arbitrary ruling, as does a very skeptical police detective (Steve Oram).

David’s worry now focuses on the safety of his young boy and the babysitter who looks after them – he believes that whatever (or whoever) killed the family way back in 1902 is without equivocation the reason for his wife’s death, and it could still be residing in his house behind the walls. The mood is dark and dismal throughout the entire film, especially the last half, acting as a one-two combo of hopelessness and despair for the characters involved. David is a shattered soul with an innocent son who is now without a mother. Jeez, I even felt remorse for the detective because the mood was so heavily wrought. Kavanagh’s use of photography is simply beautiful – one supreme shot is the view inside Alice’s casket as you can hear the first shovelfuls of dirt rain down upon it – brilliance.

If I had to (unfortunately) look for a negative in all this creepy goodness, it would be the cross-worked circuitry that is the movie’s final acts. You’re twisted and turned in about a dozen different directions, left to wonder which way is up, even after a shocking conclusion. (Be sure to look for a nod to The Ring in one latter scene.) Aside from the roadblock that impedes a certain touchdown on this field of fright, The Canal is a movie that should definitely be watched with the lights off, not necessarily to enhance the scares, but to better immerse yourself in the darkness that these characters so radiantly display even through the opacity.

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Scream Factory Turning Eco-Horrors Food of the Gods and Frogs from Green to Blu

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:37

Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. With all the past MGM “Midnite Movies” Scream Factory has been announcing thus far this month, I figured some nature gone amok titles from the ecological disaster era of Seventies cinema were bound to rear their human-hating heads.

Bert I. Gordon (AKA the man who gifted the world with such Atomic Age greats as The Amazing Colossal Man, Beginning of the End, and Earth vs. the Spider) was behind 1976’s Food of the Gods, a very loose adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic tale. Quite appropriate calling this film cheesy since the central characters are primarily being attacked by giant rats.

While it makes more sense to pair this one with Empire of the Ants (Gordon’s follow-up, also loosely based on an H.G. Wells tale), instead Scream Factory has announced on its Facebook page that Food of the Gods will be released as a double-feature Blu-ray with another Seventies killer animal classic: Frogs.

The Frogs movie poster is an absolute work of pop art as far as I’m concerned, but don’t be fooled into thinking this one is about man-eating frogs. The frogs hold psychic powers over the other critters of the swamp and use them to seek revenge against humanity on behalf of their polluted ecosystem. Sam Elliot, Ray Milland, and Joan Van Ark soon find themselves under attack by dangerous snakes, spiders, and alligators while the frogs make like Hynotoad.

If Scream Factory has a sense of humor, Frogs will include an audio commentary track that’s nothing but the sound of actual frogs croaking and ribbitting for 90 minutes.

We’ll have to wait on this one as the Food of the Gods/Frogs double-feature won’t be coming out until next summer.

Expect more Scream Factory announcements at any moment. Who knows? Empire of the Ants, Tentacles, even a Reptilicus/Yongary, Monster from the Deep double-feature Blu—ray could be feasible at this point.

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See Four New Clips from Sleepy Hollow Episode 2.04 – Go Where I Send Thee…

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:35

In just a few hours we’ll all be heading to “Sleepy Hollow” for Episode 2.04, “Go Where I Send There…,” but if you can’t wait that long to see what shenanigans await us this week, here are four new clips just released by Fox.

“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.04 – “Go Where I Send Thee…” (airs 10/13/14)
Abbie and Crane’s (Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison) search for a missing Sleepy Hollow child reveals a creature akin to the Pied Piper, whose legacy with the child’s family extends back to a centuries-old curse.

Related Story:  See Several Stills and a Sneak Peek of Sleepy Hollow Episode 2.04 – Go Where I Send Thee…

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Halloween 4 Replacement Disc NOW Offered by Scream Factory and Anchor Bay

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:29

Well, kids, there’s reason to celebrate! If you were one of the furious folks who had the horrendous audio sync issue with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers in your Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray (review), you can now have the disc replaced courtesy of Scream Factory and Anchor Bay.

From the official Anchor Bay Facebook Page:
On behalf of Anchor Bay and Scream Factory, we want to thank everyone that has purchased the Halloween Complete Collection.  We hope you are enjoying it and all the work that went into bringing it to you, the fans. Unfortunately there is an audio sync issue with Halloween 4 that has always existed on that film with every release.  We attempted to fix one of the problems prior to this release but in doing so, it created sync issues elsewhere in the film, which has now come to light.  For the past two weeks we have been working to fix the problems that have arisen and we have been able to fix the sync issues at the 46 minute mark.   We will be issuing a replacement disc to anyone that has been affected.

If you were affected by a Halloween 4 sync issue and would like a replacement disc sent to you, please follow these instructions:

In order to receive a replacement with the first batch being sent, send an e-mail to ABEHalloween4@Starz.com no later than October 31, 2014 and include the following:

1) Proof of purchase (photo or scan of receipt or digital receipt from on-line retailer)
2) Your name
3) Mailing address

Your replacement disc will then be shipped to arrive no later than November 14, 2014.

Thank you again for bringing Michael home.



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Go Inside The Originals Episode 2.02 Alive and Kicking with this Producers’ Preview

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:03

Ready to rejoin “The Originals” tonight for Episode 2.02, “Alive and Kicking”? Here to get you ready for the ep, in which guest star Nathaniel Buzolic appears in flashbacks, are executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci with a preview of what we can expect.

“The Originals” Episode 2.02 – “Alive and Kicking” (airs 10/13/14): As tensions between Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) grow, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) steps in and encourages her to regain her position within her werewolf pack.

Still under Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) control, Mikael (Sebastian Roche) grows impatient while she attempts to uncover a spell that would protect those closest to her. When Elijah turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) for help in tracking down a vital piece of information, he is forced to remember a time long ago when they were on better terms.

Meanwhile, Davina and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharmon) find themselves in a dangerous situation when unexpected visitors show up and crash their dinner. Finally, Klaus grows suspicious after a meeting with Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) doesn’t go as he had planned. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise and Michael Narducci.

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Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae Looking to Get Kickstarted

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:48

Travel back with us to 1995. Major earthquakes in Kobe, Japan, kill over 10k people. Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia dies. Rapper Tupac Shakur is convicted on a sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4-1/2 years in prison. An estimated 150 million people watch as the not guilty verdict is read in the O. J. Simpson case. Clint Howard stars in the horror flick Ice Cream Man. Today Clint Howard is looking to add a double scoop to his terror tale.

From the Ice Cream Man Kickstarter site
It’s been twenty years since ICE CREAM MAN — an iconic spectacle of gore, blood, and mayhem — exploded onto the big screen. Audiences couldn’t get enough of Howard’s mental-patient-turned-sweet-treat-scooper Gregory, who laced his frozen creations with bugs and choice bits of corpses and served them up to unsuspecting, Converse-wearing kids out for summer fun. In fact, the original ICE CREAM MAN has become a classic in the B-movie canon, cheerfully terrorizing two decades of viewers with low-budget action, cheesy dialogue, and some of the most creative uses of severed heads ever seen on screen.

As the original ICE CREAM MAN’s popularity has skyrocketed among horror film and B-movie aficionados, star Howard and producer Norman Apstein have considered a sequel that takes the story beyond the kid’s movie genre and ratchets the horror quotient up—notch by blood-soaked notch. ICE CREAM MAN 2: SUNDAE BLOODY SUNDAE won’t be a movie for children—it’s a tale of revenge, chock-full of murderous intent, laced with dripping entrails, and served up ice cold. The Rocketeers—Johnny, Heather, Tuna, and Small Paul—are all grown up now, and Gregory wants them to suffer. Really suffer. Torture and violence are on the menu, and it’s going to be sweet.

Interested? Hit up the above link!

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Horror Author Joe Knetter Unleashes a Trio of Halloween Treats

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:46

Here at Dread Central we always love to hear from author Joe Knetter, and he’s just dropped a bunch of treats into our inbox that we think you’re going to dig. So read on if you’re as into Joe’s writing as we are!

First up, Knetter has joined forces with Great Old Ones Publishing on an anthology book called Diabolical Dissertations of the Damned, which collectors together some of the author’s best stories from the past 10 years. It also features a hilarious intro from screenwriter Todd Farmer, who penned Jason X and My Bloody Valentine 3D.

In one of the tales two men rob a gas station, only to have one end up kidnapping a trio of coeds. What should have been big money turns out to be a night of horror. In another a man is checked into a hospital, only to find out that the facility has a dark secret which leads to a gateway to the threshold of madness.

Just in time for the Halloween season, Knetter has also re-released his book Zombie Bukkake under the new title Grave Mistake, which he feels is a more accurate representation of the subject matter. “While the title Zombie Bukkake helped me sell it on a certain cult level and got me on the History Channel, I feel the name ultimately hurt it,” he told us.

In Grave Mistake Foley is a happily married and loving father. He has one vice he keeps hidden from those around him: pornography. While online Foley finds an ad for a porn film shooting in his town. While he would never dream of being unfaithful, he begins to contemplate what really constitutes cheating. The book follows Foley on his journey to Hell, where he encounters hordes of zombies, a cannibal cult, and countless other people on his quest for redemption.

And last but not least, two of Knetter’s stories will appear in a new collection called Cesspool, which is currently available for pre-order. Learn more and pick up a copy over on the official Cesspool website.

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Soulmate Finds New VOD and DVD Artwork

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:32

We’ve been waiting patiently for Axelle Carolyn’s feature debut, Soulmate, to hit VOD and DVD here in the States. Revolver Entertainment scooped up the supernatural thriller and will be releasing it on both mediums on October 28th. Check out two new bits of artwork, one for VOD and one for DVD, right here!

The film stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Soulmate is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme, and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.

Synopsis:
Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.


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