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A Banner Day for Godzilla

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:15

Another new one-sheet has arrived for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, and this time it comes in banner form. Don't be surprised to see this baby hanging up in your local theatre from now until it comes out. That way you can take selfies of yourself drooling in public!

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.




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First Rosemary's Baby Artwork Gives Birth to Fear

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:07

NBC has released the first official artwork from its reimagined "Rosemary's Baby," and through the magic of the Internet and with the help of some Satanist neighbors hellbent on bringing forth the Antichrist, we have it for you right here!

The four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, is being directed by Agnieska Holland (In Darkness, "Treme").

It stars Zoe Saldana as Rosemary; Patrick J. Adams as her husband, Guy; Jason Isaacs as warlock/coven-leader Roman Castevet; Carole Bouquet as Margaux Castevet, a sophisticated and beautiful Parisian socialite who befriends young Rosemary; and Christina Cole as Julie, Rosemary’s spirited girlfriend.

"Rosemary’s Baby," produced by Lionsgate TV, is set in Paris. It was penned by Scott Abbott and James Wong and is exec produced by Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern with Saldana, Cisely Saldana, and Mariel Saldana producing.

Related News: NBC Unveils its First Promo Teaser for Rosemary's Baby

Synopsis:
Rosemary and her husband, Guy, move into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both Guy and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

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Amazon Studios Gives a Series Order to Chris Carter's The After

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:18

This news came out about a week ago and somehow slipped under our radar, but today we're remedying that situation! Remember hearing about the new Chris Carter pilot, "The After," which Amazon posted for viewer feedback? Well, here's an update...

Per Variety, Amazon has given "The After" a series order along with "Bosch," a cop drama that follows Titus Welliver as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy.

Having seen "The After," we can say that this is great news indeed! Finally we'll be able to find out what happens next! In case you haven't watched it yet, visit the Amazon Pilot Season Page.

No word on how many episodes there'll be or when these shows might debut, but we'll keep you posted.

"The After" Synopsis:
Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Starring Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Sam Littlefield, Louise Monot, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar, Jason Lewis, Brynn Bowie, Madison Bowie, Giovanni Lopes, Fred Cross, Stacey Rand, Greg Collins, Don Harvey, Rolando Boyce, Dove Meir, J.R. Cruz.

"Bosch" Synopsis:
Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling book series, Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer. Also starring Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Amy Price-Francis, Annie Wersching, Scott Wilson, Lance Reddick, Alan Rosenberg, Valerie Cruz, Abraham Benrubi, Jamie McShane, Eric Ladin, Scott Klace, Paul Vincent O'Connor, Troy Evans, Roberto Montesinos, Deji LaRay, DaJuan Johnson, Gregory Scott Cummins, Michelle N. Carter.

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2014 T.A.B.L.E. Horror Events Scheduled!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:51

The first Tabletop And Boardgame Learning Expo (T.A.B.L.E.) is about a week away (it runs March 28-30 in Irving, Texas), and we now have an idea of what horror-oriented events you can look forward to at the Expo.

Friday night (3/28) we will be hosting King of Tokyo, the kaiju-themed boardgame of monster smackdowns! This game is always certain to start smacktalk between players as the struggle for dominance over Tokyo plays out. Will you play as the giant lizard, the huge ape, or the bunny in a pink mech suit? Wait... what?

During the day on Saturday and Sunday, we plan on hosting sessions of quick, casual games like Zombie Dice and Chthulhu Dice.

We're working on setting an exact time, but on Saturday afternoon we will also be hosting a demo session of Dead Panic with Justin DeWitt of Fireside Games. Justin created Dead Panic and will be on hand with demo copies to teach you how to play and show you why this is a fun, intense cabin-in-the-woods experience.

Related Story: Check out our Tabletop Terrors series!

Saturday night we will be hosting a session of Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Avalon Hill/WOTC's legendary game of spooky houses and screwing over your friends. A true party game, at one point during the exploration of the haunted mansion, one player is revealed to be the traitor and sets out to destroy the rest of the group. The group must work together after plotting in secret to defeat the traitor and escape alive.

Flying Frog's infamous A Touch of Evil will also come out on Saturday night, hosted by yours truly! Join me for a frolic through 18th century New England as we race to kill the monster du jour before DOOM befalls us all!

In addition, there will be an (Un)Murder Mystery Party where you play zombies but someone has been brought back to life and UNkilled! Roles are going fast so check out the official T.A.B.L.E. website for details!

More gaming sessions will come up as we get closer to the Expo; check the schedule once you arrive, or just stop by the Dread Central table for the latest info. As always, there will be open gaming with copies of the games available to borrow throughout the weekend (all part of your admission price) so come find a new obsession!

Be sure to reserve a hotel room so you can play late and drink up without worrying about driving home! Rooms are still available here.

See you there!

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Trent Shy's New Hannibal One-Sheets Offer Stop-Motion Horror

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:38

Stop-motion artist Trent Shy is back with a couple of new one-sheets for one of our FAVORITE shows (no shit - if you're not watching this, you're missing some of the best horror TV has ever seen), "Hannibal," and we have 'em for you right here. Dig it!

"Hannibal" Episode 2.04 - "Takiawase" (airs 3/21/14; 10-11PM)
BEVERLY FINDS A CLUE ABOUT THE MURAL KILLER THAT SENDS HER DOWN A LIFE-THREATENING PATH - Our team is called in when a body is found in a meadow, the cranial cavity converted into a beehive.

Meanwhile, Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) continues to work on the mural killer case, secretly consulting with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) to decipher the killer’s human tapestry. Will insists that the killer was put in the mural by Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and urges her to prove that Hannibal is the real Chesapeake Ripper and Copycat Killer.

Also starring Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Amanda Plummer, and Raúl Esparza.

Related Story: Examine a Dozen Images from "Hannibal" Episode 2.04 - "Takiawase"

For more info visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.

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Next on Dread Central Live - Joe Begos, Graham Skipper, and Josh Ethier Are Almost Human

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:24

One film that's been making a lot of noise lately is the practical effects-driven monster movie Almost Human (review), and we'll be welcoming director Joe Begos along with stars Graham Skipper and Josh Ethier to dish on all the gory details!

Almost Human is now available on Video On Demand and is also playing at IFC in New York City. Dread Central Live airs every Monday at 4PM PT / 7PM ET.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

Dread Central has ALWAYS been brought to you by fans for fans. We consider you guys our peers, and since we don't have - and have never had - a parent company behind us, we like to think that the site and everything it does belongs to you. That being said... tweet us @DreadCentral with your questions and comments, and we'll be answering everything that we can get to in REAL TIME.

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That's it! See you live and direct every Monday! For more information check out Dread Central Live on Daily Motion!

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See Your Evil with the Oculus iOS and Android Site

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:16

Sitting there with your smartphone in your lap, trying to pass the time until the weekend officially arrives? We're right there with ya! Good thing this latest Oculus goodie is here to mess around with! Look for the film to haunt theaters April 11th. Dig it!

Visit See Your Evil on your mobile browser, where you'll be prompted to take a photo to receive a terrifying Oculus mirror output version of yourself. The scary selfie can be uploaded directly to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr right from your phone. I did it. You can check out mine below.

Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland), and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica," Riddick) star.

Oculus is directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, based on a short film Flanagan and Jeff Seidman made in 2005. Trevor Macy (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) and Marc D. Evans (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) produced the film, and Jason Blum, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Anil Kurian, D. Scott Lumpkin, Peter Schlessel, Dale Johnson, Glenn Murray, Julie May, and Mike Ilitch, Jr., serve as executive producers.

Synopsis
Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

For the latest news and updates, be sure to "like" Oculus on Facebook and follow @blumhouse on Twitter.

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This Pair of Clips Will Get You Ready for Grimm Episode 3.16 - The Show Must Go On

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:07

Looking forward to checking out the Wesen carnival at the center of tonight's Episode 3.16 of "Grimm," entitled "The Show Must Go On"? Then first watch this pair of clips in which (a) Monroe and Rosalee explain "umkippen" and (b) Monroe asks Nick for a big favor.

"Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On" (airs 3/21/14; 9-10PM)
A WESEN CARNIVAL COMES TO PORTLAND - A double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a traveling carnival where the performers are not what they seem.

To get a better understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. On the wedding front, Monroe has a really important question for Nick.

In Austria an invaluable member of the Resistance makes the ultimate sacrifice to help Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star; Sam Witwer guest stars.

Related Story: Monroe Joins a Wesen Carnival in these Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On"

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The Internet Gets Its Own Raid 2: Berandal Trailer

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:02

OMFG! The Internet gets its very own trailer for Gareth Evans' The Raid: Berandal? BRB - must go take a selfie to capture the look of astonishment on my face and post it with every hashtag that I can think of! LOL!

Iko Uwais (The Raid), Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman star.

Synopsis
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.

Formidable though they may have been, Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.

And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.” In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.



Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) acquired the film for the United States, Spain, Latin America, and South Africa; and Sony Pictures Classics will once again release the film theatrically in the United States.

Related News: The Raid 2: Berandal - Another Bounty of Bloody Images

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Frankenstein Gets Pushed Back Nine Months by Fox

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:47

If there's one thing I'm completely sure of, it's that you should never push around a dude like Frankenstein's monster. And yet, Fox has just done it. Read on to find out the new release date for their adaptation!

Originally set for release on January 16th of next year, just about one year after the release of the failed I, Frankenstein, 20th Century Fox has announced that their version of the iconic tale has been pushed back to later in 2015, now set to hit theaters on October 2nd.

James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein), Daniel Radcliffe (Igor), and Jessica Brown Findlay star.

Paul McGuigan is at the helm of this revisionist take on Mary Shelley's masterpiece. Based on a script by Max Landis (Chronicle), this adaptation of Shelley's novel of the same name puts a more sci-fi spin on the classic story about a creature produced through a scientific experiment.

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First Clip from June Arrives Early

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:44

Just one week after learning that Casper Van Dien would be beating off a supernatural being in an upcoming film entitled June, a clip from the flick has already come across our desk here at the Dread Central offices. How's that for speedy reporting?!

Check out the very first teaser clip, which promises Carrie-inspired thrills and chills!

Kennedy Brice, Addy Miller, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Theodora Greece, and Lance Nichols round out the cast.

L. Gustavo Cooper (Velvet Road) directs from a script he co-wrote with Sharon Y. Cobb. Gregor Habsburg (Hellbenders), Jacquelyn Frisco (Tell-Tale), and Duane A. Sikes produce with Raven Banner Entertainment partners Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew T. Hunt.

Synopsis
June is the story about a nine-year-old orphan who has become the vessel of a supernatural being called Aer. June struggles holding Aer back from lashing out when other kids tease and bully her. Aer leaves a trail of damaged and destroyed foster homes in her wake. June quickly bonds with her new adoptive parents, Lily and Dave. But she must discover her true identity to overcome this inner demon in order to save herself and her new family and to find love and acceptance in a chaotic world.

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Tribeca 2014: Stills Tease Chupacabra Attacks in Indigenous

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:37

Chupacabra sightings have been running rampant in the news this year, with many spotting and even photographing the famed goat-suckers of mythical lore. Perfect timing for a new horror flick starring the little buggers, and one is headed our way at this year's Tribeca Film Festival!

Check out a few stills from Indigenous, which premieres at next month's festival as part of the Midnight section!

Written by Max Roberts and directed by Alastair Orr, the film stars Zachary Soetenga, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Pierson Fode, Jamie Anderson, and Juanxo Villaverde.

Synopsis
A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar, and despite some ominous whispers, she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and takes the Americans on a day trip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realize too late the truth behind the rumors—the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them.

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Exclusive Chat with Ken Foree from the Set of The Divine Tragedies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:00

It’s a sunny day in Southern California. That’s not unusual. An independent movie is being shot in a quiet residential neighborhood. That’s the norm. There are a few horror icons sprinkled throughout the cast. Typical.

What’s not so usual is that The Divine Tragedies isn’t your basic stab and slab. It’s a layered family drama which just happens to have some blood and gore. At the center of this dangerous dynamic is a cop who’s hunting a team of killer brothers – but he’s got an advantage because he’s psychic. That, and he’s played by the great Ken Foree.

We caught up with Ken on set (and some of the other cast... stay tuned for more interviews) and asked him what it’s been like to play the eccentric detective.

Dread Central: I know a little bit about it, that you get to play a psychic cop. Is that what made you want to take the plunge?

Ken Foree: I thought the script was interesting. Certainly a new take on psychotic horror. Well, it’s based loosely on [real-life killers] Leopold and Loeb. So I thought that was interesting. You know, give me a true crime from that era, or any kind of mass murder, and I am right there. Very fascinating. You should read the script. It’s really good. He did put a lot of that in it... that is what impressed me. I had a meeting with Jose and we talked and he was open for collaboration and I am always looking for that. It’s always a good starting point for an actor and a director. So we worked together on a few things, and it came out real well. I thought, 'Okay, let's do this. It sounds wonderful.'

DC: He told me he did jigger the script to make it a little more humorous for you. Was that one of your requests, or was that his idea?

KF: I think we both came to the conclusion that we wanted it to have a little more color. You know, some more colors in the character. And certainly there are some lines there that could use a little humor so we added it and it worked. The important thing is that it works, you know, and it did. We had a meeting about a few things, we worked on a few things, he got back to me on a few things like rewrites. And I was like, 'This is great; we really have something going with this character so let's run with it. Let’s do this.' It worked well. It was done well.

DC: I think it's great that you have the editor on set.

KF: Yeah, it’s a good thing. It is different. I have had the opportunity to work with the director and the editor on set at the same time. It doesn’t happen often, but it is nice to have an editor on set. I think it's great to have an editor on set. I think it's great for Jose, and it's great for the film because he gets a different view instead of getting it somewhere else and then getting it prepackaged. He gets to make a suggestion here and there for cutting purposes and putting it together. That’s nice to have on your set.

DC: So, how is the psychic detective gift manifested? Do we see visions or just him emoting like, ‘I see something’?

KF: No, you see visions. You will see visions, you will see the actual... I don’t know how much I can give away here! [laughter] Homer is a psychic and he does touch someone, feel them, or just sense them and he sees what is going to happen.

DC: Does everyone around him know that he is psychic, or is it something he keeps to himself?

KF: No, most of the police department knows that he is a special cop. They consider him special because he has this talent of course. And he is a little unnerving cause most psychics, if you have ever watched them or seen them interviewed or just watched them on a show, you will find that they don’t do it long in terms of constantly seeing people. There is the Long Island Medium, she has been on for a long while, and there was John Edwards and a few others that have been on and there was this woman who had a British accent and she was on for a long time... It's very draining. Very, very draining psychologically and emotionally for them. I watched John Edwards for a while, and in the beginning of the shows, he was very fresh and energetic and engaging, but then after 8 to 10 shows you could see he looked a little haggard. So it does take a lot out of him.

DC: Do you take that into account when you play Homer?

KF: I did. I did. But this is happening within two days. I hope it reads well; I think it will. There are some great moments that we captured.

DC: Who are most of your scenes with? The brothers, or do you have any with Barbara Crampton coming up?

KF: I don’t have any scenes with her. She shoots me in the back, and we just shot that. And someone else would be standing there later when she comes on set. So I don’t have any scenes with Barbara. I think it was [similar with] Sid Haig for one of the crazy films we did, Brotherhood of Blood... who would have a film with Ken Foree and Sid Haig and not have scenes together, right? And I kind of thought about it and was like, 'Barbara and I are in the same film, and we don’t have any scenes together?' I think it works for this. It’s a little bit different though, and I think it will work for this. It would be nice to have a scene with Barbara, but it’s just not going to happen.

DC: How does Homer find out about these criminals?

KF: The bodies lead me to the suspects. They lead me to… I investigate where she worked, and eventually I get clues there. And I am psychic as well. And I pick up on these two characters immediately... they become my number one suspects. I begin to poke around and eventually find out they are the ones.

DC: I heard you had kind of an intense scene with Graham [Denman] and Jon [Kondelik] in the Jumpcut Café the other day. What’s the story on that one?

KF: It was a good scene. It was my interrogation scene. It worked well. And that is where I get my first indication that these guys... actually it's not an indication; I am almost certain at that point that these are the guys. Of course, I am involved with touching and communicating that the woman was murdered and she takes me back to the murder, to the scene in the morgue. And I have another scene we are shooting tomorrow where you will see me go back and talk to her. So she takes me back to the murder and I see who-done-it.

Synopsis
Based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, the film tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother, Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik, Airplane vs. Volcano), who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives, they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.

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Level 33 Brings to Light The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger While Harold's Going Stiff

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:30

Two flicks we've been talking about for a long while, The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger and Harold's Going Stiff, are heading to DVD; and we have your details right here.

From the Press Release
The critically cheered British horror “mockumentary” HAROLD’S GOING STIFF is now available on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment. Following a successful multi-platform run, the title makes a unique and worthwhile addition to the DVD collection of zombie-lovers everywhere.

The same can be said for the bloody and hilarious 1980’s throwback horror film,THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER. Full of laughs and gore, this film delivers the campy entertainment of slasher movies from days gone by.

Both titles are available at Amazon.com and other fine retailers at an SRP of $14.99.

Written and directed by Keith Wright and produced in the U.K. by Richard Guy, HAROLD’S GOING STIFF stars newcomers Stan Rowe and Sarah Spencer in performances which HorrorTalk.com has called “a real triumph.” During the movie’s theatrical run, the film’s trailer ranked #1 on iTunes Trailers.

HAROLD’S GOING STIFF takes place in grey-skied, rural England and centers on Harold (Rowe), who is suffering from a new disease that is slowly transforming him into a zombie. A young, lonely nurse, Penny (Spencer), is sent to help ease the symptoms of Harold's frightening illness; and they quickly and unexpectedly become very close. After an experimental treatment fails, Harold's condition deteriorates rapidly, and the two end up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes seeking to rid their town of zombies.

Written, directed, and produced in Canada by Brad Mills, THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER was an official selection at the Atlantic Film Festival. The movie is a fun, campy throwback to those old 80’s VHS horror flicks that you would rent at your local video store.

Full of plot holes and cheesy dialogue, THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER is a B horror movie straight out of the 1970s and ‘80s. After taking a wrong turn down an abandoned road, the Jock, the Joker, the Blond Bimbo, and the Paranoid Brunette run out of gas and find themselves stranded in the middle of the woods. What a total bummer! What’s that noise? Why is everyone vanishing? Is it all one of Bradley's dumb practical jokes, or could the legend be true? Your compass can't help you in these woods!

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Vitals Interview Series Part 4: Kalex Reno

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:00

Vitals tells the harrowing tale of a man (Christopher Showerman) who is kidnapped while on vacation in India. He wakes up in an abandoned motel room in a tub of ice with his kidney missing. Little does he know, it’s his heart his captors want next. It's only a matter of time before he discovers his wife (Charlene Amoia) in the adjacent room waiting to be the next victim to the organ-harvesting goons.

Having taken the vacation to work on their failing marriage, the couple must now set their differences aside and use each other's intellects and skills to escape before their captors return.

We sat down with Vitals producer on set one day, midway through shooting, to see what was up.

Dread Central: So, you’re the producer. What does that mean, exactly, on this set? Seems to me like you’re doing a little bit of everything!

Kalex Reno: It is so very ambiguous. I do whatever needs to be done. I met Marc after the screenwriting conference and he and I started talking about a different project. We got together for lunch afterwards and it wasn't something I could really take on but I was looking forward to the project about this scope and well I got a script like that and I already read the other scripts and I said let’s do it. He said do you want to read the scripts. You pitched it to me, I know what it is. I read the other script, I know you can write, so let’s go. So we got going.

DC: Now that's one of the things that sort of the pervading theme here in my interviews is been how very well written this script is…

KR: Well I don't, as a producer, I don't take on scripts. That's not I'm looking for. I started off as a writer myself so I got enough of my own stuff to do. I don't need to find other people's projects. I'm actually looking more for people to collaborate with. To answer your question, in the script itself you have fairly complex characters which is unusual. The fact that you have a strong female lead which is very rare, I like that. The fact that, even when you get down to, you know you have Kaliah and then you have these three henchmen. These henchmen have very distinct voices and they also have a sense of what they're back story might be and how those relationships work. You don't see that a lot in scripts to this level. You don't see that sense of a fullness of the world. That makes it a good script just from a storytelling point of view. It takes a kind of urban legend cliche but a lot of writers would say oh and yeah the twist is at the end, he gets his kidney taken out. It's where our movie opens up. That's what happens. It's like okay. It's not really about how it got there but you know it twist and turns from there. That's also, it's that sense of elevation makes it good just as a story. In terms of this project it was something that I know I could shoot in a space like this with a cast like this. It's a self-contained casters there's no extra, it's like a cast of thousands of unnecessary characters. It's a fairly self-contained show. There's maybe five locations, five six locations, in the entire piece, a lot of which is these two hotel rooms that we built, I'm like okay. We get the hotel rooms. We need half a dozen, six to eight, really great actors. I know we can get those, I know some people I can plug into it. Sending it to them you know we get Chris, we get Charlene, how we get Tim and it's a combination of those things. It's a story that comes together but it's also a story I can produce because I hear stories, like that's a good story but I can't make it. And then I also hear stories that's like okay I can make that but it's not a very good story.

DC: Chris mentioned that he heard about Vitals while he was vacation, that you emailed him the script.

KR: I've worked with Chris on a couple of other projects and he jumped to mind. I recommended him. Funny thing was that I hadn't worked with him in a couple of years and I literally just put him a web pilot that I was doing. So he was fresh in my mind and I'm talking to Marc, I say well hey Marc I just put Chris in this other thing you should take a look at him. Yeah the casting process in this was incredibly simple because it's such a great show. We moved very quickly once we got a cast out, we're getting calls like hey I got these people that want to be in it, we've already casted sorry. I tend to find, when a project picks up momentum like this you can feel who you're supposed to get.

DC: What, about this story, made you want to make the movie?

KR: Well, one of the things that I like about this show is that it, I don't work in horror. The last show I did was a thriller before that it was a comedy. I don't do a lot of horror work and what I like about this show is that it's not just about a man who gets his kidney taken out. It's about this relationship between these two people and whether or not their relationship is redeemable and I can't spoil for anybody what happens in the end. But you know it's, the twists and turns are about these two characters and their relationship. Marc and I talked early on and fairly regularly about us looking for that touch tone, that true line of what's going on. For everybody it's about love and for everybody it's about relationship. When you look at Kaliyah as the villain. We've talked to all the actors, it's like okay what you know you look at the story of the surgeon. Tim's character, his motivation by a love that was ripped from him and that to me elevates this sort of thing. It's easy to do blood. It's easy to do jump scares and to scare people but it's when you get down to the heart of who humanity really is and these characters. That's what appeals to me about this sort of thing.

Vitals comes to us from writer/director Marc Morgenstern. Christopher Showerman, Charlene Amoia, Sachin Metha, Tim Russ, and Claudia Wells co-star. In it Showerman stars as an unassuming electrician who wakes up in an abandoned motel room in a tub of ice with his kidney missing. It’s only a matter of time before he finds his wife in the adjacent room waiting to be the next victim to a horrible organ harvesting organization. Now they must use each other’s wits and skills to escape before their captors return and their dark secrets are revealed.

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NBC Gives Grimm an Early Renewal for the 2014-15 Season

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:30

This was pretty much a no-brainer given its track record, but we still think NBC's early renewal of "Grimm" is some of the best news we've gotten all week! To celebrate, we're happy to finally share the preview of Friday night's Episode 3.16, "The Show Must Go On."

From the Press Release:
With the renewal, “Grimm” — the popular Friday night series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales — will now head into its fourth season.

“Grimm” is the #1 Friday series on ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox so far this season in adults 18-49, averaging a 2.5 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. This is a 4% gain versus the show’s rating at this point in the season last year, while “Grimm’s” average of 8.1 million viewers overall is up versus one year ago by 17%.

Related Story: Monroe Joins a Wesen Carnival in these Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On"

David Giuntoli stars as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms. He increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm. The series also stars Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, and Claire Coffee.

The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. “Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. It has been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards, two Satellite Awards, and a Saturn Award. “Grimm” was also nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding stunt coordination.

Congrats to all parties involved!

"Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On" (airs 3/21/14; 9-10PM)
A WESEN CARNIVAL COMES TO PORTLAND - A double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a traveling carnival where the performers are not what they seem.

To get a better understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. On the wedding front, Monroe has a really important question for Nick.

In Austria an invaluable member of the Resistance makes the ultimate sacrifice to help Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star; Sam Witwer guest stars.

For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.

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New Godzilla One-Sheet Starts Tailgating!

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:17

A new one-sheet has arrived for Legendary Pictures Godzilla, and it focuses on Big G's least flattering sides. Check it out, and then stare at your calendar damning every single second, minute, hour, day, week until its release.

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

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New Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Quiet Ones

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:11

Buzzfeed nailed down an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette in support of Hammer's The Quiet Ones, and we have this special look for you right here. Dig it... and remember to keep quiet until the flick's release!

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

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

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

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

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Help Pick the Cover Art for Joy Ride 3: Road Kill

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:06

Our brothers in harm over at Bloody Disgusting are holding a contest which will enable you, yes YOU, to pick the key art for the upcoming flick Joy Ride 3: Road Kill! Read on for the skinny!

Joy Ride 3 Release Details
Rusty Nail, the vengeful trucker with a penchant for pain, slams terror into overdrive in this all-new UNRATED chapter of Joy Ride! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes road rage to an all new level with JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL, arriving on Digital HD June 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 17.

This third hellish installment in the bloody series finds director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines) in the driver’s seat for another deadly detour.

The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It’s a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal chill ride packed with killer twists and turns!

Starring Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason) as the infamous Rusty Nail, the JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including a variety of deleted scenes, featurettes, behind-the-scenes content, and a gruesome unrated version of the film.

Special Features

  • Pre-Vis Sequences
  • Road Rage: The Blood, Sweat and Gears of Joy Ride 3
  • Riding Shotgun with Declan: Director’s DIE-aries
  • Finding Large Marge
  • Audio Commentary

    Click on the image below to pick one of three designs over at BD.

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    SXSW 2014 Crowd Reacts to Godzilla

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:45

    Audiences at the South by Southwest Film Festival were treated to a special screening of the original Godzilla along with a special look at Legendary Pictures' upcoming entry into Big G's franchise. Check out the video proof!

    In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

    Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

    Visit the official Godzilla website here.







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