Syndicate content
Dread Central is the premier website for breaking news, original content and active community in the world of horror, covering movies, DVDs, games, collectibles, live events and music. If it's got something to do with the dark and horrific, you'll find it on Dread Central.
Updated: 1 day 22 hours ago

XLrator Media Comes of Age with Found

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:53

Growing up can be a really arduous task when plagued by bullies. Sometimes you can turn to your siblings... a big brother maybe... to help you set things right. It would be doubly helpful is said sibling was a serial killer, wouldn't it? Read on for more info about the indie flick Found.

From the Press Release
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the award-winning horror film FOUND by first-time director Scott Schirmer. The film has played more than 40 horror film festivals across the globe where it won 15 Best Feature Film awards and multiple Best Actor awards for both of its young stars, Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck. XLrator Media will release the film on August 15, 2014 in theaters, VOD and iTunes on its acclaimed “MACABRE” genre label.

“FOUND is a profoundly shocking and moving horror vision from a talented new director working outside the Hollywood system. The film has been endorsed by genre icons Elvira ‘Mistress of the Dark,’ Sybil Danning and Joe Bob Briggs and has created a sensation wherever it has played,” said XLrator Media president Mike Radiloff.

FOUND was produced by Leya Taylor and Damien Wesner. It is based on the novel by Todd Rigney, who co-wrote the screenplay with Schirmer.

The deal was negotiated by Mike Radiloff and Barry Gordon on behalf of XLrator Media and Matt Medisch of The October People on behalf of the filmmakers.

Synopsis
Marty (Gavin Brown) is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it -- his big brother (Ethan Philbeck) is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Find help in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

12 Monkeys Promo Trailer Arrives Via Time Travel

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:58

Syfy has given a series green light to "12 Monkeys," a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, and a promo trailer for it has sneaked online quietly all under-the-radar like. Check it out, and look for more official stuff from Syfy later.

The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film.

Said Dave Howe, “‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects, including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.”

Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas’ executive on the series.

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita"), writers of the pilot, will serve as co-executive producers with Natalie Chaidez ("In Plain Sight," "V," "Heroes") as executive producer/showrunner. Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights") directed and served as executive producer on the pilot.

Synopsis:
"12 Monkeys," starring Aaron Stanford ("Nikita," X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull ("Suits," "Pretty Little Liars"), Noah Bean ("Nikita," Damages"), and Kirk Acevedo ("Fringe"), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

The series is slated to premiere in January of 2015.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Monkey around in the comments section below.

Categories: Horror News

Universal Looking to Officially Bring Back its Monsters

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:57

We've seen reboots of some Universal classics like The Mummy and The Wolfman before, and we even have things like Dracula Untold on the horizon. Now the house that monsters built is looking to revere its monstrous franchises anew!

According to Deadline the studio is in early stages of developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative will be Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.

Kurtzman recently broke with partner Roberto Orci, but his big-scale projects have included Transformers, Star Trek, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Morgan is the writer behind five installments of The Fast and the Furious, which has been Universal’s most reliably lucrative franchise. It’s not set in stone yet if either will write, but they will soon be going around town enlisting talent to bring new cinematic life to these enduring characters from lore, literature, and Universal’s own library. While Universal has selectively tapped its movie monster library already, this will be the first time that the studio has formalized an approach to these classic characters in a cohesive, connected way rather than as a series of stand-alone projects by disparate filmmaking teams.

They’ve begun the meetings to put together an interconnected slate of monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions, and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments and bring them all under one cohesive strategy.

Stay tuned!

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Revere the classics in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

Conan O'Brien in Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:30

Talk show host Conan O'Brien is getting set to make his acting debut in what could be the single most important film to come out this summer... Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda! Check out his announcement and recently purchased promotional Los Angeles billboard right here!

From the eagerly anticipated premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, Roger Corman’s Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark to the greatest moments in shark film history, Syfy viewers will be swimming with fin-tastic special programming during the channel’s "Sharknado Week."

HIGHLIGHTS OF SYFY’S SHARKNADO WEEK (ALL TIMES ET/PT)
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark – Saturday, July 26, at 9PM – When the U.S. government creates an exact robotic copy of the original mega shark, this new mecha shark runs wild – with only the original mega shark standing in the way of global destruction. A production of The Asylum, the movie stars Christopher Judge ("Stargate SG1") and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle).

Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites – Premieres Sunday, July 27, at 9PM – This original documentary special takes a lighthearted look back at the 15 best shark movie bites of all time. Comedians, actors, and celebrities including Ian Ziering, Brooke Hogan, Richard Moll, Downtown Julie Brown, and Mark McGrath discuss their favorite scenes – fun, ridiculous, and frightening – from classic shark movies such as Jaws to the outrageous Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. A production of Associated Television International. Executive producer: Jim Romanovich. Producers: Dan Goldman, David Stephan. Consulting producer: Robert Corsini.

Sharknado 2: The Second One – Wednesday, July 30, at 9PM – In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple. The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, and Judah Friedlander with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind, and Kurt Angle, among others. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a production of The Asylum.

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sunday, August 2, at 9PM – In this new Roger Corman movie, the child of Sharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment "Pteracuda" – half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda – in a battle for monster supremacy. A production of New Horizons Pictures, the movie stars Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and Katie Savoy ("Living with Models").

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Get caught in a toothy twister in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

Godzilla Statue Rises in Tokyo, Japan

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00

The Land of the Rising Sun is known for lots of things like used panty vending machines, delicious sushi, and geisha girls. That being said, Japan's most valuable export is without a doubt Godzilla. You know him, you love him, and now big G is getting celebrated in his homeland like never before.

According to Kotaku, starting July 18 and wrapping up on August 31, the Tokyo Midtown Green and Park will be home to a 1/7 scale Godzilla. The exhibit will come with footprints as well, and the statue will light up and spray mist at night.

Below you can find the concept art along with your first look at the actual statue, which could not possibly be more badass.

If there was ever a time to be a tourist in the Far East, it is now. Radiation exposure will only add to your fun. Bring a Geiger counter and wear a respirator, kids.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Stomp around in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

New Teaser for Hidden in the Woods Comes Out of Hiding

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30

It's been quite a few months since we've had an update on Patricio Valladares' remake of his own film Hidden in the Woods, but our patience has paid off because today we have a new teaser trailer to share.

Hidden in the Woods is a remake of Patricio Valladares' 2012 Chilean horror film En las afueras de la ciudad with Valladares back at the helm. The story follows two sisters raised by their abusive father in a remote locale who must answer to their drug baron uncle when their father is imprisoned.

Michael Biehn stars alongside William Forsythe. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn produces with Loris Curci and Hackybox Pictures. The film's co-stars include MMA fighter Krzysztof Soszynski, Chris Browning ("Sons of Anarchy," The Book of Eli), Ricco Ross (Aliens), Jeannine Kaspar (“House of Lies,” “Nip/Tuck”), Andy Mackenzie (Sushi Girl, "True Blood"), Electra Avellan (Grindhouse, Machete Kills), Mark Burnham (Wrong, Wrong Cops), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, Wrong Cops), and Richard Gunn (“Granite Flats,” “Dark Angel”) along with Caitlin Keats (Broken English, Kill Bill Volume 2, Treachery), Mark Gantt (The Night Visitor, Among Friends), Evie Louise Thompson (The Call, Heebie Jeebies), Nick Bateman (Hobo With a Shotgun), Cody Hackman (Tapped), Grace Powell (Jacob), Larry Carroll (Dark Horse, Jacob), Cheryl Hawker ("My Name Is Earl"), and Greg Ingram (Machete).

Synopsis
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Stay out of the woods; instead hang out in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

New The Dead 2 Stills to Chew On

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:00

Seven new stills from the Ford Brothers' eagerly awaited sequel to their film The Dead, entitled The Dead 2 (aka The Dead 2: India), have arrived to ferry this title from the River Styx to Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay. Check 'em out!

The Dead 2 Release Details
Two years ago filmmakers Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford took international audiences on an unforgettable journey through a zombie-infected African veldt with the critically acclaimed and audience favorite The Dead.

Setting a new standard for the zombie film, the Ford Brothers have now raised the survival stakes to new dramatic heights with the September 16th Blu-ray and DVD release of The Dead 2. SRP for the Blu-ray is $29.99 and $24.98 for the DVD.

As demonstrated with screenings at numerous international film festivals, audiences around the world have once again thrilled to the Ford Brothers’ unique vision of the zombie apocalypse, taking it to yet another epic level. And just as with the first film, reviewers are bestowing glowing praise on the filmmakers’ ability to transform an exotic environment into a vital character within the character-driven narrative. The first international zombie film production to be shot in India, The Dead 2 utilizes the spectacular vistas of Rajasthan, Delhi, and Mumbai to create yet another unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness baked in sunlight.

A ship docks fresh from Somalia, which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) is working in the stark yet tranquil Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love, Ishani (Meenu), a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai and who has hidden their relationship from her tradition-minded father. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300-mile landscape filled with flesh-eating – and infectious – undead. With the help of young street kid Javed (Anand Goyal), he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all, as the clock ticks off the minutes before the last flight out of a living hell...

Bonus features on The Dead 2 Blu-ray and DVD include "The Making of The Dead 2" and deleted scenes.

Unfolding across an epic vista of breathtaking scope, thrilling action, death-defying stunts, and spine-chilling fright, yet always keeping the emotional resonance in focus, the Ford Brothers’ The Dead 2 once again melds the terror of the end of the world with the inspiration of the human drive to survive.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Aim for the head in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

Rob Zombie's 31 - First Concept Art!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:33

Ever since the news broke about Rob Zombie's next horror flick, the mysterious 31, fans have been clamoring for more information. While we don't have a lot more to share, we do have some very early concept art that Zombie shared via his Facebook page.

Zombie posted the artwork along with the following message:

"Lots of news on my next film 31 will be coming your way very soon. But until then I thought I share with your one many awesome production drawings from the film courtesy of Alex Horley."

"All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea; it’s something new," said Zombie in a previous interview. "It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything. There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding, and what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either; maybe the people think the poster does, but the movie won’t."

Related Story: Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis to Tell the Story of The Manson Murders

An original Rob Zombie movie that takes place on Halloween? Count us right the hell in!

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Spend all hallow's eve in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

UPDATED: Get a Sneak Peek of This Season on The Strain; del Toro Shares His Vision

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:41

With the pilot episode of "The Strain" now out of the way, things are off and running, and we're pretty confident you guys are going to love the direction it takes. Up next is Episode 1.02, "The Box," and here's a sneak peek of what's ahead this season plus a look at "The Director's Vision."

UPDATE: The newly added second video below enters the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro to see how he constructed a terrifying horror for the modern era.

The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

Related Story: Visit our news archive for "The Strain"

Attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con? "The Strain" panel is being held on Sunday, July 27th, from 1:45-3:45 pm in Hall H and includes a preview screening of Episode 1.03, "Gone Smooth."

"The Strain" Episode 1.02 - "The Box" (airs 7/20/14, 10PM)
Strange symptoms begin to show in the four survivors. Meanwhile, Setrakian (Bradley) gets a surprise visitor. Directed by David Semel; written by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson.

For more info "like" "The Strain" on Facebook, hang out with "The Strain" on Google +, and follow "The Strain" on Twitter.




VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Strain yourself in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

#SDCC14: Fox Unveils New Artwork for Sleepy Hollow and The Following

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:45

Fox TV is one of the first out of the gate to reveal the artwork it's bringing to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have a look at both "Sleepy Hollow" Season 2 and "The Following" Season 3.

The panel for "Sleepy Hollow" will be held on Friday, July 25th, and Season 2 begins September 22nd.

5:45-6:45 PM - Room 6BCF - "Sleepy Hollow"
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, and Lyndie Greenwood.

For more info visit "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox.com, "like" "Sleepy Hollow" on Facebook, and follow "Sleepy Hollow" on Twitter.

Fans of "The Following" have to wait until Sunday, July 27th, for that panel.

11:15 AM-12:15 PM - Hall H - The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Hit thriller "The Following" returns to Comic-Con for a third year. Series stars Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men: The Last Stand), Sam Underwood ("Dexter"), and Jessica Stroup ("90210") will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega ("The Vampire Diaries") for an on-stage Q&A and video presentation. With Joe Carroll once again behind bars, Lily Gray shot in cold blood by Mike Weston, and Luke dead at the hands of Max Hardy, Ryan Hardy's conviction to forge a new life will be put to the test in the psychologically intense third season, when a new villain emerges from the shadows, proving to be even more insidious and dangerous than his former archenemy, Joe Carroll. From Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following's third season premieres midseason on FOX.

For more info visit "The Following" on Fox.com, "like" "The Following" on Facebook, and follow "The Following" on Twitter.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Follow us into the comments section below.

Categories: Horror News

Official Trailer and Early Release Details for Horror Anthology Shivers Down Your Spine

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:47

Back at the end of 2011, we told you about a monthly horror web series called Shivers Down Your Spine; and now, thanks to Dead Lantern Pictures, 10 of the episodes are being compiled into a feature-length Blu-ray/DVD.

From the Press Release:
Dead Lantern Pictures, a micro-budget indie horror outfit based in Lincoln, Nebraska, will be releasing the feature-length horror anthology SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE this fall on DVD and Blu-ray.

SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE is a group of 10 short films, offering horror across the entire spectrum from comedy to slashers to a crime film noir and many more! Here are the synopses of the various shorts included:

- "Out of the Lamp" (wraparound): A man discovers a genie lamp in his microwave. Upon rubbing it, a beautiful genie named Sabiah appears, offering him three wishes. Much to her surprise, he wishes for her to tell him nine horror stories...

- "Deadbolt": A young girl home alone on Halloween night discovers that the deadbolt on her door is no match for an angry ghost.

- "Convention Girl": Two best friends try to figure out what to do when one of them believes he staked a vampire hooker at a horror convention. Did he stake a vampire or a cosplayer?

- "Birthday Dinner": A mother and father punish their young daughter on her birthday in order to teach her a lesson.

- "Whispering Board": Three sorority girls attempt to commune with a dead boyfriend using a whispering board with terrifying results.

- "I Dream of Djinni": Sabiah the Djinn tells a story of how wishes can go horribly awry if you're not careful with your wording...

- "Shortly After Nightfall": A creepy motel caretaker pays a hired gun to take out a young woman who is haunting one of his rooms in a ghostly film noir.

- "A Bad Heart": Two years after being stabbed in the heart and nearly killed by the serial killer Ray Dean Foster, a young woman decides to get back into the dating game on Valentine's Day only to find her geeky date may be more dangerous.

- "Last Breath": A young woman descends into madness and depression after being stood up by her boyfriend.

- "A Christmas Horror Story": It's 1987, and a group of teens are cleaning an old movie theatre. Meanwhile, a killer Santa is on the loose and looking to make them his next victims.

SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE will be released in October/November 2014. Extras will include a documentary, blooper reel, audio commentary tracks for all films, and a bonus short film entitled "Midnight Kiss."

Check out the trailer and several stills below.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Get back into the dating game in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

Proxy Comes Home Via IFC Midnight

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:16

IFC Midnight just sent over the skinny regarding their DVD and Blu-ray release of Zack Parker's latest, Proxy (review). Read on for artwork and details.

Synopsis
In the last month of her pregnancy, Esther Woodhouse is savagely beaten in an alleyway by an unknown assailant and loses her baby. To aid in her recovery, she attends a support group for grieving parents where she meets Melanie, who claims her son and husband were killed by a drunk driver.

Esther and Melanie develop a friendship, but soon it becomes clear that both are harboring much darker secrets than they initially let on. And when both their lives are transformed by another shocking act of violence, they find that recovery may be impossible.

With wildly unpredictable twists and turns, PROXY is a "fascinating, unnerving and endlessly unpredictable" (Inkoo Kang, LA Times) psychological thriller.

Look for it in stores and online on August 12th.

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Find friendship and empathy in the comments section below!


Categories: Horror News

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tidbits; Alternate Ending and Watch Real Chimps Watch the Film!

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:01

If you haven't yet gone out to your local theater to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (review), we strongly encourage you to do so as it's one hell of a kick-ass summer blockbuster. So what the hell are you waiting for, fool?!

On tap for you today are a couple of fun Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tidbits so let's get right to it, shall we?

First up, /Film has just revealed details about a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes deleted scene, which would've ended the film on a different note.

Director Matt Reeves spilled the beans on the alternate ending in an interview with the site, and you'll find his full explanation of the scene, and why he cut it, below. We encourage you to avoid reading the next paragraph if you've yet to see the film as it includes spoilers!

"What was different about the ending was that after the ending that you see in the final film, the idea was that the apes went out on a kind of exodus through the city and they gathered on the Golden Gate Bridge in order to look into the distance for the approaching warships," said Reeves. "And I felt that it was taking us too far into the next movie. And almost starting the next movie and not letting the emotion of what had just happened, of what Caesar had just achieved and... the price that he had paid. It wasn’t letting that resonate... but the final shot was actually in a way the very same final shot. It was actually him on top of the Golden Gate Bridge which was covered in apes, all looking out way, way into the distance and to see this really like messed up armada way in the distance showing up like... ships in disrepair. And it moved into his eyes as he took in the uncertain future."

"It was kind of cool," he continued, "but I realized that we had skipped too much of the emotion by doing that. And that it actually in a way boxed us in too much... also when we started showing this to people, some people are going, 'Wait, so does that mean the battle…' like I meant for those ships to be way in the distance and they hadn’t even seen the apes, ’cause obviously the apes weren’t gathering to begin the fight. The apes were gathering to look and see the fight that was coming toward them... but it was hard to render that idea. And when I showed it to some people they were like going, 'So that’s it? They’re gonna start fighting right now?' And I was like, 'Well no...' and I realized that we didn’t have the right ending. So actually that last beat, that is the last beat on Andy; this is actually kind of a cool thing too."

In another interesting tidbit that's sure to put a smile on your face, ABC News reports that a safari park boss in South Carolina took two young chimps to the theater to see the movie, where they munched on popcorn and sipped sodas.

Most amazingly, the two-year-old chimps appeared to actually pay attention to and follow along with the movie and even picked out which characters were good and which were bad. Over 1,000 humans were in attendance at the same showing, with many of them expressing fears about the chimps learning world-dominating skills from the film. Most, however, basked in the awesomeness of the unique experience.

Check out video footage of the chimps watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes below, which is about as adorable as life gets!

For more info visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
Rise up in the comments section below!

Categories: Horror News

Scream Factory Reveals Pumpkinhead Release Date and Full Details

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:58

Right at the tippy top of my list of most anticipated 2014 home video releases is Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Pumpkinhead Blu-ray, which has just been dated for September 9th.

Read on for a full listing of the disc's bonus features, including brand new material never before featured on previous releases!

From the Press Release
Scream Factory has announced a September 9 Blu-ray release of a horror favorite featuring one of the scariest movie monsters of all time, Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition). The release includes several bonus features including new interviews.

When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast – and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever.

Also starring Jeff East (Deadly Blessing), Joel Hoffman (Slumber Party Massacre II), and Kerry Remsen (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), this “atmospheric, moralistic tale” (TV Guide) delivers demonic horror at its blood-drenched best.

Special Features

  • NEW - REMEMBERING THE MONSTER KID: A TRIBUTE TO STAN WINSTON featuring new interviews with actors Lance Henriksen and Brian Bremer, special effects artists Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff, Jr., and Shannon Shea
  • NEW interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D’Aquino and Matthew Hurley
  • Audio Commentary by Co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff, Jr., and Alec Gillis
  • PUMPKINHEAD UNEARTHED (now in HD) – a documentary on the making of PUMPKINHEAD featuring Evolution of a Demon, The Cursed and the Damned, The Torture Soul of Ed Harley, Constructing Vengeance, Razorback Holler
  • Featurette: Demonic Toys
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Get revenge in the comments section below!


  • Categories: Horror News

    Vampire Academy Sequel Coming if You'll Foot Part of the Bill

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:45

    Were you one of the few people in the world who LOVED Vampire Academy so much that you want a sequel? Yes? Good! Then this story is for you! A rather interesting announcement just found its way online.

    As per the Vampire Academy Facebook page:

    "We are excited to announce that we have raised the majority of our funds for FROSTBITE - but there is one small catch (we told you this wouldn't be easy)... We need proof that the fans truly want to see the franchise continue. And so, we will be launching a crowd-funding campaign and putting the power in your hands. More details to come later this week. So, ‪#‎VAFamily‬ - Are you ready to make history? ‪#‎Frostbite2015"‬

    Well, are you? If so, keep up with the whole crowd-funding thingie by staying tuned to the above Facebook page. More details are supposed to be coming later in the week.

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

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Enroll in the comments section below.

    Categories: Horror News

    New Dracula Untold Images Tell a Tale

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:32

    Universal sent over a few new images from Dracula Untold to go along with the older ones, and they're a mix of behind-the-scenes stuff along with Drac standing around or being all touchy-feely with the important folks in his life.

    The film stars Luke Evans as the titular bloodsucker alongside Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, Zach McGowan, and Dominic Cooper.

    Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.

    Look for it in theaters October 17, 2014.

    Synopsis
    Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks plays a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson is Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson portrays Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Put the bite on in the comments section below!

    Categories: Horror News

    Eureka's Colin Ferguson Added to The Vampire Diaries for Season 6

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30

    If you're a fan of Syfy's "Eureka" and "Haven" and also watch The CW's "The Vampire Diaries," then you're about to see a familiar face arrive in Mystic Falls for "TVD" Season 6. Read on for the details of who will be playing militia leader Tripp.

    Per THR, Colin Ferguson, best known for portraying Sheriff Jack Carter in "Eureka," will play Tripp, a character described as "handsome, strong, and disciplined." He will first appear in the October 2nd season premiere.

    Tripp is the head of a community militia and surrogate father to his young trainees, who will do anything to protect his town. According to "The Vampire Diaries" exec producer Julie Plec, he will "give Sheriff Forbes a run for her money." See her tweet along with Ferguson's announcing the news below.

    Returning in Season 6 as regulars are Matt Davis (Alaric) and Michael Malarkey (Enzo). We learned previously there will be a substantial time jump when the show resumes in the fall, and we'll have more for you during San Diego Comic-Con, where the "TVD" powers-that-be will no doubt reveal a few hints of what's ahead.

    For more info in the meantime, visit "The Vampire Diaries" on CWTV.com, "like" "The Vampire Diaries" on Facebook, and follow "The Vampire Diaries" on Twitter.


    Hmmm.... Seem to have 'tripped' my way into a new role... Mystic Falls, hunh? This is gonna be fun :)

    — Colin Ferguson (@colinferg) July 14, 2014


    He's in town to give Sheriff Forbes a run for her money. #TVD

    — julieplec (@julieplec) July 14, 2014

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Show off your street smarts in the comments section below!

    Categories: Horror News

    The Hypnotist Puts the UK in a Trance; New Images

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:12

    Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist is getting set to make its DVD premiere in the UK on September 15, 2014, via Studiocanal, and right now we have the box art along with a six-pack of new images. Dig it.

    Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat), and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris) star.

    Synopsis
    In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark (Persbrandt) is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Zilliacus) asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They intend to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister in order to track down and save his mysteriously missing older sister before it is too late.

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    You are getting sleeeeeeeepy in the comments section below!

    Categories: Horror News

    The Vatican Tapes Won't Be Played Until 2015

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:57

    Demon this. Possession that. Even the devil is overstaying his welcome at the box office lately. Maybe that's why Lionsgate has decided to hold back its latest evil-laden film, The Vatican Tapes, until February 27, 2015.

    The Vatican Tapes is directed by Mark Neveldine (Crank). The demonic possession drama stars Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Cas Anvar, Peter Andersson, and Olivia Dudley.

    Synopsis:
    THE VATICAN TAPES follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, who accidentally cuts her finger and ends up in the emergency room. Infection leads to erratic behavior, and she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Priests examine Holmes and believe she is possessed, but when The Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Say your prayers in the comments section below!

    Categories: Horror News

    New Stills from Under the Dome Episode 2.04 Are a Revelation

    Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:48

    While we don't have the preview or any clips to share just yet, several stills have arrived from "Under the Dome" Episode 2.04, "Revelation," which you can check out right here. Stay tuned for more soon!

    "Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Dean Norris (Big Jim), and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie). Season 2's newcomers include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Dwight Yoakam, Karla Crome, and Dwayne Boyd.

    Related Story: Visit our "Under the Dome" Archive

    "Under the Dome" Episode 2.04 - "Revelation" (airs 7/21/14; 10-11 PM)
    As conditions in Chester’s Mill worsen, Big Jim and Rebecca (Crome) consider resorting to the extreme measure of population control, which drives a wedge between Barbie and Julia. Meanwhile, clues to Melanie’s (Cox) past and her connection to the Dome are revealed.

    For more info visit "Under the Dome" on CBS.com, "like" "Under the Dome" on Facebook, and follow "Under the Dome" on Twitter (@UnderTheDomeCBS).

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!
    Resort to extreme measures in the comments section below!

    Categories: Horror News