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Get a Peek of the Weeks Ahead in True Blood Season 7

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:08

Following up last night's premiere of "True Blood" Season 7, HBO has released a super-sized preview of what's ahead before the show reaches its true death. The question beckons: Does anyone care anymore?

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Episode 7.02 - “I Found You” (air date 6/29/14)
A trio of hostages taken in the attack look to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps.

Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past.

Vince (Brett Rickaby) whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place. Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.

For more info check out "True Blood" on HBO.com, "like" "True Blood" on Facebook, and jump in on the Twitter conversations here using the hashtag #TrueToTheEnd.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Heads Down the Chimney

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:59

One of the all-time best years for the horror genre was 1984, which saw the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Gremlins and Ghostbusters.

On the very same day that Elm Street came out, so too did the holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which has just been dated for a Blu-ray release!

As we spotted over on Blu-ray.com, Silent Night, Deadly Night will get the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray treatment on September 16th. This will mark the very first time the film has been released on Blu-ray, after a fairly troubled home video history, which has seen every DVD release of the film going out of print.

In the controversial Christmas horror flick, young Billy goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, after his parents are murdered and he's forced to stay at an orphanage where he's abused by the evil Mother Superior.

No word yet on the bonus features that will be included on the disc, nor has box art been revealed. Of course, we'll keep you posted as we learn more about this long-awaited Blu-ray release.

In the meantime, drop us a comment below and tell us your favorite scene from the film. Personally, I can't wait to see Linnea Quigley hung up on those deer antlers, in high-def!

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New Stills Provide Another Look at UK Thriller White Settlers

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:55

On tap for you today is another look at the upcoming UK horror flick White Settlers, which premiered at Cannes and stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh. No word yet on a release date, but this gallery of tasty images should tide you over until we learn more. Dig in!

White Settlers, directed by the Grimmfest film festival's head honcho Simeon Halligan, is a tense, nightmarish tale of a couple who escape from the fast-paced life of London to live in a remote cottage in Scotland. But, as they soon find out, they are far from welcome.

Written by Ian Fenton, the film also stars Lee Williams ("The Tudors") and Joanne Mitchell (Before Dawn).

Synopsis
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is; come sunset they fall in love all over again as they wander in the beautiful Scottish landscape. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate, and quickly the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong here. And they’re certainly not welcome…

While we wait for a release date, head over to the official White Settlers website to learn more about the film!

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Exclusive: Clif Prowse and Derek Lee Talk Afflicted and Their New Projects

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00

Just when you think the found footage boat has officially set sail, another flick comes along that reminds you why this sub-genre can be awesome. Derek Lee and Clif Prowse's truly killer vampire flick Afflicted (review) is just such a film, and we recently spoke with them about it!

The thing about a good found footage movie, first and foremost, is that it has to feel real. Once a false note is hit, the illusion is broken and the experience is ruined. We asked the duo how they approached this fact.

"For us it was about never breaking the illusion," says Lee. "If we managed to sell over the top in the found footage genre and people bought it? That is super gratifying. We were so hard on our selves to not break it. That final fight scene of the film, we would have way preferred to shoot that scene traditionally! I mean, come on! Two vampires kicking the shit out of each other? But in order to keep things moving and stay true to the sub-genre, we just had to suck it up. I'll tell you this though... our next movie will not be found footage as we are SO tired of living within the rules of it! *Laughs*"

"The part of a found footage movie that always drives me crazy is - Why is the camera still rolling? And why is it still pointing directly at what I want it to be looking at?" Lee continues. "That's why we came up with the idea to have our characters wearing strap-on cameras while filming their documentary. It enabled our characters to just let the camera roll even while they were doing other things. That technique would allow to have a scene like when the vampire is fighting a SWAT team so you wouldn't have to worry about why it was filming. It kept you in the thick of it!"

So was the plan for Afflicted to always be a found footage film?

"When we were initially coming up with the idea to make a movie... no," says Lee. "We wanted to make a movie using the amount of money that we could raise ourselves to be its budget. We decided on a film about vampires, which are normally very romanticized, and then completely reinterpret it documentary style through our lenses. We wondered... what would this look like it if actually happened in reality? That's what made Derek's transformation into a vampire exciting to us."

Vampires are a tricky set of creatures to work with as there are many different mythologies that they adhere to. We asked the guys how they approached their mythology and the reasoning behind the choices they made.

"We just cherry-picked what we wanted," Lee explained. "We wanted to take something that is fantasy and shine a realistic light on it. We wondered what would this creature be like if it really existed? So we got rid of things like turning into mist and being able to control rats, etc. We replaced those traits with everything that would make it feel like an Alpha Hunter. There's a true diseased feel to the plight of Derek that we approached sort of like a drug addiction model. The idea was if the vampire did not get enough blood, it would cause withdrawal. Those physical and psychological consequences would push the creature to hunt more."

Found footage films work by their own set of rules. We were curious if it limited the filmmakers to not achieving everything they wanted to do.

"Shooting found footage style gave us the opportunity to do everything that we wanted to do," Prowse says with a laugh. "Seriously, it was incredibly liberating. For instance, if we couldn't afford to do something, we just won't film it, but we can hear it and sense what's going on. That was a cool thing that enabled us to play with the context of a scene. There are instances in the film that if we had shot them traditionally, it would have been 20 times more expensive... things that were only possible because we shot it found footage."

"Totally," Lee chimes in. "We could have Clif holding up his camera and film things that you'd normally see on a YouTube travelogue, and then all of a sudden somebody punches through a rock and it feels more real because we filmed it the way that we did. Seeing that same idea filmed from a crane shot or a crazy dolly wouldn't have been as impactful."

"I remember talking to Chris [Ferguson], our producer, who would NEVER tell us no, says Prowse. "One day I was like, 'Hey, Chris, I really want Derek the vampire to run through a wall... can we do that?' Chris was like, 'Well... I guess so. Let me see what I can do.' So we came up with a simple shot. We had a stuntman run into a piece of scored drywall that was rigged with explosives. Because it was found footage and you didn't need to see the apparatus all around it, we had a guy literally run through a wall! That was such a fun day! We were all like, 'Hey, we got to do exactly what we asked for! How weird is that?' *Laughs*

So now we were wondering... is there a sequel in the works?

As Chris likes to say, if the fans ask for it... actually cared enough to want that... we'd do it. We do have some sequel ideas, but we don't want to dive directly back into this world and found footage immediately. The sequel would have to be found footage or we'd be sabotaging our fan base," Lee said.

What about any other future projects?

Lee revealed, "We're working on a couple of scripts right now... one is like a dark Bourne Identity style action movie without any horror elements, and the other one is actually an action movie set in a horror movie universe. Both of them will be shot in a far more cinematic style. When you watch Afflicted and then see our next movies, hopefully you'll be blown away by the fact that the same guys made them."

Afflicted Release Details
The award-winning, critically acclaimed horror thriller AFFLICTED spreads terror on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 1st, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. AFFLICTED tells the chilling tale of two best friends whose documented journey around the world takes a horrifying turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Written, directed, and co-starring breakthrough filmmaking duo Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, this excitingly original entry in the found-footage horror genre took home awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Horror Feature category) at the 2013 FantasticFest, in addition to awards of recognition at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen deleted scenes as well as two fascinating featurettes. “Afflicted: Behind the Scenes” takes fans on set for an inside look at the making of this new found footage horror favorite, and “Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump” features the filmmakers on how they utilized a creative mix of practical stunt work and visual effects to pull off one of the film’s more jaw-dropping action sequences.

AFFLICTED was produced by Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky. Executive producers are Jason Dowdeswell, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Stuart Ford, and Zak Pashak.

The film has a run time of about 85 minutes and has been rated R for disturbing, bloody violence and language.

Special Features
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.

Special Features

  • "Afflicted: Behind the Scenes"
  • "Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump"
  • Deleted Scenes

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    Win a Pretty Bitchin' Wolf Creek 2 Prize Package

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00

    The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is getting ready to hit Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a contest for you to die for! We're giving away a theatrical poster and the prequel novels (Wolf Creek: Origin, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game), which were all signed by Greg McLean, along with a Blu-ray!

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on July 7th.

    Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.

    Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

    Related Story: Exclusive: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2's Delay, Comedic Tone, Another Sequel & More!

    Synopsis
    Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.

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    San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Entertainment Earth Adds Some Color to Your Twilight Zone and Game of Thrones Collections

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:30

    Entertainment Earth is starting to unveil the exclusives they'll be bringing to the 2014 SDCC, and first out of the gate is Bif Bang Pow!'s new line of six colored "Twilight Zone" 3-3/4-inch action figures.

    In addition, we have a look at Artisan Designs' "Game of Thrones" Dragon Egg Prop Replica Set. After that finale with its Harryhausen-esque skeleton warriors, plus the previously revealed cannibals and White Walkers, we'd say there's plenty in "GoT" for the horror crowd, including this impressive set!

    Just click any of the individual item links for more details, including pre-ordering info from EE.

    Attending the show? Be sure to visit Entertainment Earth at San Diego Comic-Con, July 24-27. They'll be in Booth #2343, hosting celebrity signings, photo opportunities, convention exclusives, product debuts, and first-look prototypes.

    "Twilight Zone" Gremlin 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers The Gremlin, that horrifying creature from the memorable episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" that starred William Shatner.

    "Twilight Zone" Bob Wilson 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers Bob Wilson, the nervous airline passenger who sees that hideous creature on the wing in the memorable episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" that starred William Shatner. He brings a gun accessory, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Kanamit 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 4 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hip. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it stands about 4-1/2 inches tall and offers the Kanamit, a considerably covert character set on adding mankind to his menu of delectable dishes in the rather disturbing episode "To Serve Man" from 1962. He brings a cookbook accessory, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Henry Bemis 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers badgered book lover Henry Bemis, the nearsighted bank clerk from the memorable episode "Time Enough at Last" that starred Burgess Meredith. He brings two book accessories, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Talky Tina 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it stands about 2 inches tall and offers Talky Tina, star of "Living Doll," one of the most spine-chilling episodes ever aired, which also starred Telly Savalas. But don't worry; she's only a 2-inch tall action figure… or is she?

    "Twilight Zone" Invader 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 4 points of articulation: shoulders and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers the Invader, one of those "tiny beings from the tiny place called Earth" in the memorable episode "The Invaders" that starred Agnes Moorhead. He brings and can hold two light stick accessories that glow in the dark, too!

    "Game of Thrones" Dragon Egg Prop Replica - Set in a wooden box with gold Targaryen sigil and gold satin lining, this is a numbered limited edition of only 500 pieces. It features three (3) dragon egg prop replicas. They come in a collectible wooden box that's lined with gold satin, features a gold Targaryen sigil on top, and is engraved with the edition number on the bottom. A certificate of authenticity hand-signed by the artist is also included.

    You may not be the Mother of Dragons, but you can be a serious collector with this exceptional Entertainment Earth exclusive. This unique set of three resin replicas of the dragon eggs used on the actual set includes Rhaegal, Viserion, and Drogon. The exquisitely detailed eggs fit nicely into their handcrafted, gold satin-lined wooden case and can be latched safely away. Put them on display, play with them, or keep them perfectly protected. Whichever option you choose, it's clear that you're the biggest "Game of Thrones" fan around!

    Each egg measures 3 inches tall x 2-1/4 inches wide, while the wooden box measures 9-3/4 inches wide x 5 inches long x 4 inches tall. Together, they weigh over 2 pounds!

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    Be a Lucky Bastard and Win Lucky Bastard on DVD

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:00

    The much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is coming home to DVD on July 1st so you know what that means! Yep, it's time to win a copy on DVD from us! Read on for details.

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on July 3rd.

    Lucky Bastard stars Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace), Jay Paulson ("Mad Men"), and Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine 3D).

    See what happens when the adult film industry and “found footage” mix in the indie horror-thriller Lucky Bastard when it becomes available on DVD July 1st.

    When the adult website "Lucky Bastard" runs a contest giving the winner a night with a famous porn star, the outcome turns from fantasy to horror in a deadly nightmare no one could possibly have expected.

    Synopsis
    LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

    At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

    The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

    LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

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    The Frightening Truth About Steven Seagal's Career

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:28

    Steven Seagal has made only one horror movie to date, and that was 2009's Against the Dark, in which he had a cameo that found him beating off vampires. Yet, here at Dread Central we've been known to cover the world of the bizarre and the paranormal. You're about to learn something about Seagal that is beyond bizarre...

    Did you ever notice the strangest thing about Seagal movie titles is that they tell a story in order of their release? No? Check IMDb if you don't believe. Sit back, dear reader, and allow me to take you on a strange trip filled with action, madmen, and revenge.

    Steven Seagal was ABOVE THE LAW, but he was too HARD TO KILL so now he's been MARKED FOR DEATH by Jamaicans who are OUT FOR JUSTICE. Can he live while UNDER SIEGE and ON DEADLY GROUND? Could you survive while UNDER SIEGE 2? It was time for him to make an EXECUTIVE DECISION about THE GLIMMER MAN. There's a FIRE DOWN BELOW and only Seagal, THE PATRIOT that he is, can heal the EXIT WOUNDS left in his TICKER. Despite being HALF PAST DEAD, THE FOREIGNER who was OUT FOR A KILL emerged from the BELLY OF THE BEAST.

    His name was CLEMENTINE.

    Safety was OUT OF REACH for Seagal, but still... he walked INTO THE SUN until he was SUBMERGED into the Pacific Ocean by a threat unknown. "TODAY YOU DIE," yelled Clementine as the BLACK DAWN rose. But Steven is a MERCENARY FOR JUSTICE, a SHADOW MAN, an ATTACK FORCE all his own! His FLIGHT OF FURY would unleash some cold hard URBAN JUSTICE as he PISTOL WHIPPED the man whose true motivation was to stop the filming of THE ONION MOVIE. Seagal hit the KILL SWITCH and found himself AGAINST THE DARK.

    DRIVEN TO KILL by a need to administer justice, Seagal headed out to take care of a new half-robotic enemy known as THE KEEPER, A DANGEROUS MAN with a MACHETE, who was BORN TO RAISE HELL. It was time for this clown to experience the SHEEP IMPACT of Seagal's "TRUE JUSTICE." It was with MAXIMUM CONVICTION and an unbelievable FORCE OF EXECUTION that Seagal disposed of his CYBORG NEMESIS.

    A GOOD MAN until the very end, thanks to his ability to get his GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, Seagal has finally found ABSOLUTION.

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    Pick a Safe Word Before Watching These Four Clips from Salem Episode 1.10 - The House of Pain

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:00

    As much as we hate to see the weekend come to an end, we're counting the hours until Sunday night's Episode 1.10 of "Salem," entitled "The House of Pain." If you heathens find the torture unbearable as well, check out these four clips that just arrived.

    "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    The series stars Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, and Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton.

    "Salem" Episode 1.10 - "The House of Pain" (airs 6/22/14)
    Increase (guest star Stephen Lang) gets closer to understanding who really runs things in Salem. At the same time, Anne (Merchant) finds herself in danger, and in need of Alden's (West) help, while investigating a mystery.













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    Deliver Us From Evil - Nearly 3 Dozen Images; New Clips

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:22

    If you're looking forward to Deliver Us from Evil as much as we are, you now have two choices... check out these three clips and nearly three dozen images, or hold out and save it for the theatre. Us? We're trying to resist, but man is it hard!

    Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

    Related Story: See our Deliver Us from Evil archive here!

    Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

    Synopsis
    New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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    Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader Now Available; Release Party in NYC TONIGHT!

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 12:33

    Slasher homage Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead was released a few years ago, and director Michael Hall is back with Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, and even VHS! Plus, if you're in NYC, you can attend the film's release party tonight.

    Co-written by Hall and Robert J. Huntley, Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader is a sexy, violent return to the classic midnight movie slasher genre that picks up where the original left off. The film features horror hostess Peaches McNeil (Samantha Glovin).

    We have the trailer, a few photos, ordering info, and details on tonight's screening and after-party below. For more be sure to the visit Kids Get Dead on Facebook.

    Synopsis:
    After years of nightmares and therapy sessions, Casey (Leah Rudick) sets out to find the author of a mysterious novel that foretold the brutal murder of her brother at the hands of a masked maniac.

    Meanwhile it’s all boobs, blood, and rock ‘n roll for a group of teenagers at a house party... all except for Brian (Bradley Creanzo), who is buried in Charles Carver’s (Steve Buja) latest novel. When the crazed killer (Alexander Kollar) returns to slaughter their sexcapades with blood-splattering similarity found within the novel, Brian and Casey must struggle to unseal their own fates before it’s too late.

    Are they just characters in a story living out the brutal fantasies of a mad man? Or can free will save them from the clutches of a gruesome destiny?

    Visit the official Kids Get Dead website, order one of the Kids Get Dead bundles from Darkstar Entertainment, and click here for tickets to the Saturday, June 21st, screening at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., New York, NY. Each ticket will include a wristband good for drink specials at the release party held at Slainte, 304 Bowery, New York, NY. The screening begins at 8PM ET (party at 10:30) so there's still time to check it out!

    Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader - Trailer from Darkstar Entertainment on Vimeo.

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    Horror Decor's Next Horror Buddy 'The Baby' Going On Sale June 23rd

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:00

    It's the first day of summer, and we know you're ready to hit the great outdoors, but first we want to make you aware that Horror Decor is releasing another Horror Buddy. If you're a fan of old school zombies - zombie babies to be exact - take a moment to check out their latest.

    Going on sale Monday morning is "The Baby" from Peter Jackson's over-the-top zombiepalooza Dead Alive (aka, if you prefer, Braindead). Talk about rowdy infants! Read on for the details.

    From the Press Release:
    We here at Horror Decor are ready to reveal the latest member of our Horror Buddies family, The Baby. This cute but disgusting little guy wants you to be his new friend! The artwork has once again been provided by the now Horror Buddy expert Matt Ryan.

    His height is approximately 21”; he's priced at $50 plus shipping and will be available for purchase Monday, June 23rd, at HorrorDecor.net.

    To order yours, visit the Horror Decor website. Please keep in mind that Horror Buddies are handmade and very time-consuming to create so they may take 3-4 weeks to ship.

    Also, The Clown, The Farmer, and the Freddy in Space edition Jason are all still available in limited quantities.

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    How Will You React to this New Promo for Deliver Us from Evil?

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:30

    Deliver Us from Evil could be closing in on the prize for most TV spots and promos released before its premiere date... and we still have ten more days to go! In the meantime check out today's offering, which includes some audience reactions to the film.

    Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

    Related Story: See our Deliver Us from Evil archive here!

    Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

    Synopsis
    New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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    Premiere Date Announced and Launch Trailer Released for BBC America's Intruders

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:00

    We've been enjoying the dark tone of the teasers released thus far for BBC America's upcoming "Intruders," and now that the official launch trailer has arrived, we're even more intrigued. When can we finally see the show? Read on for the details and to watch the new preview!

    "Intruders," from writer/executive producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files") will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.

    Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, Morgan, and Rose Lam ("The L Word").

    Related Story: See Our "Intruders" Archive

    "Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.

    Synopsis:
    "Intruders" is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

    A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, "Intruders" spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple storylines - a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run - begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.

    John Simm stars as Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When Amy goes missing, Jack is plunged into an investigation that forces him to confront the sins of his past and reexamine the very foundations he’s built his life upon.

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    Big Casting Update for NBC's Aquarius Including Who'll Be Playing Charles Manson

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:32

    One new series we're really looking forward to is NBC's "Aquarius," starring David Duchovny, and if you are, too, here's a juicy casting update for the show, including who'll be portraying the infamous leader of the Manson family.

    Per TVLine, Gethin Anthony (pictured; best known as Renly Baratheon in "Game of Thrones"), Grey Damon ("Friday Night Lights," Oldboy), and Emma Dumont ("Bunheads") have all signed on for the 13-episode "event" series, which stars Duchovny as a cop who goes undercover to track Manson and his brood.

    Anthony will portray Manson, described here as the “archetypal authentic hippie freak” whose intense charisma draws young followers to him in droves. A jailbird who has spent half his life in prison, Manson dominates his young female followers through a combination of sex, drugs, and a paternalistic and caring attitude that masks his inner evil. A dark, seductive force of nature, he recruits young Emma Karn (Dumont) to his ranks — but his interest in her may be far beyond the merely sexual. In fact, he may have embroiled her father in a far-reaching conspiracy.

    Damon, meanwhile, will co-star as Hodiak’s (Duchovny) new partner — and the two are well matched in their maverick methods and savvy instincts. He helps Hodiak trace the missing Emma Karn, going undercover himself to learn more about Manson.

    Synopsis
    It’s 1967, and the era of free love, drug experimentation, and the Vietnam War is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, L.A. Police Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny; “Californication,” “The X-Files”) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to cops, especially one with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone they will trust, he partners with rebellious undercover cop Brian Shafe, a man who’s more comfortable rolling a joint than patrolling a beat.

    It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder, and cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson. He was a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped. This is the show that will explore the cat and mouse game between him and the police that will go on for several seasons, ultimately ending with the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.

    Writer John McNamara (“In Plain Sight”) serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), David Duchovny, and Melanie Greene. “Aquarius” is a production of ITV Studios America and Marty Adelstein Productions.

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    Change Your Point of View with this New Altered Perception Artwork

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:59

    It's been a few months since we've gotten an update on Altered Perception, but today a new one-sheet has arrived, dubbed the "payoff poster," and we have a look at it for you right here. With the film in the final stages of post-production, expect lots more soon!

    Altered Perception, from Blanc/Biehn Productions and Small Red Star Productions, is directed by Kate Rees Davies from a script by Travis Romero with musical composition by Randy Chance.

    The film stars Jon Huertas, Jennifer Blanc, Hallie Jordan, Jade Tailor, Danielle Artigo, Emrhys Cooper, Mark Burnham, Larry Wade Carrell, Nick Nicholson, Aileen Burdock, Nichola Fynn, and Matthew Ziff.

    Synopsis:
    Altered Perception is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that follows four couples as they embark on a clinical trial of a new medication that is designed to help users move past traumatic experiences by altering their perception. As the couples continue their treatment, they begin to question and doubt their memories and eventually their sanity.

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    Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda and the Bitch Slap Heard Around the World

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:23

    Playing as part of Syfy's "Sharknado Week" is the sequel at least 10 people have been waiting for, Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, and the feisty first clip has made its way online. Check it out!

    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," airing July 26 through August 2.

    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").

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    First Look at Digging Up the Marrow?

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:13

    It was back during Comic-Con of last year when we last told you about Adam Green's latest directorial feature film, Digging Up the Marrow. The flick is said to be coming later this year, and we may have just gotten our first look at one of... the film's creatures?

    Both Green and his partner in the project, Alex Pardee, have posted the same photo on Twitter with no caption. Just the hashtag #TheMarrowIsReal.

    Given the aforementioned hashtag, we can only assume this is our first look at one of the many horrors in the film. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary look at monster art and the reality behind the horrific fantasies. Below you’ll find the newly tweeted image as well as the official teaser poster.

    Look for more on this one soon!

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    UK Sheds Some Varsity Blood This August

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 06:00

    Jocks, cheerleaders and an axe-wielding killer mascot. What's not to like? Image Entertainment obviously feel the same way as they'll be releasing Jake Helgren's slasher flick Varsity Blood to DVD across the UK on August 11. Check out the trailer right here!

    From the Press Release:
    They cheer, they fear, they die in Varsity Blood, coming to DVD from Image Entertainment on 11 August 2014.

    A pack of muscle-headed small town jocks and their bouncy cheerleader girlfriends share a dark secret – and they're about to share a whole lot more.

    It's Halloween, and they've got every reason to go wild. Heading out to a remote farmhouse for a night of booze and bad behaviour, they soon find more than they've bargained for in the shape of their team mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting axe. One by one they will fall victim to a killer who is about to learn: A dead cheerleader can be pretty... bloody.

    It's not just the game this team is about to lose... it's their lives.

    Varsity Blood is a thrilling horror full of blood and violence, a must-see for any gore fan.

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    UK Trailer for Cannibal Offers Another Morsel to Chew

    Fri, 06/20/2014 - 05:00

    Just recently we gave you news of the US release of Manuel Martin Cuenca's acclaimed Cannibal, and now we can also confirm that StudioCanal have it pegged for a UK DVD and digital download release on June 23. Have a taste of the UK-centric trailer, and don't forget to wipe your mouth, you uncouth beast!

    Synopsis:
    Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, Spain. His life is a study in details, from the meticulous suits he creates for wealthy clients to the macabre murders he executes in the shadows.

    He performs these gruesome acts, including dining on the women he kills, without guilt or remorse. When Nina, a beautiful young immigrant from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens in Carlos a kind of love he’d long since written off. As their relationship builds, based on secrets and deception, Nina’s pure innocence will become undeniable, even by Carlos, a man driven by a dark secret. Cannibal is, in the end, a demon’s love story.

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