For the past several days the Facebook page for upcoming horror film The Chair has been teasing “an early present” in the form of casting news, and today we have the update to share: Andrew Byrniarski has been officially cast in the lead role of Richard Sullivan.
Bryniarski is best known for his roles as Chip Shreck in Batman Returns, Lattimer in The Program, and of course as horror icon Leatherface in 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2006’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
The film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut is set to start production in February 2015 on location in Los Angeles, CA. With a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti, The Chair will be directed by Chad Ferrin.
The Chair also stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Zach Galligan, Naomi Grossman, Noah Hathaway, Ezra Buzzington, Derrick Damions, Kyle Hester, Paul Lacovara, Susan Eisenberg, Kin Shriner, and more.
Richard Sullivan (Bryniarski) is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on death row. Witnessing the murders of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden (Oberst) and his crew of guards, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. With the body count rising, the Warden and his guards close in on Sullivan. As he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan starts to lose his grip on reality. Memories of the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother combine with vivid hallucinations which push him to the very edge, forcing him to question his sanity at every turn.
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I’ve talked here before about the concept of “bad land,” an area that seems cursed, haunted, or just somehow tainted that draws bad luck, tragedy, and horror. Along those lines is a spot in Wisconsin next to Lake Michigan.
WISN ABC reports that a brand new, half-million-dollar excavator was driven off a bluff and into Lake Michigan… yet, no body was found inside, and they have no clue who could have done it.
As it happens, the patch of land being worked on has three different legends explaining why it could be haunted. According to the story, the ghosts of long-dead factory workers or the spirits of a murdered family could be the culprits, but the best evidence says the ghosts of drag racers who flew off the cliff could be the ones responsible for all the reports of activity in this area.
While there may have been drag racing deaths on this land in the past, one confirmed incident happened in 1976, when two teenagers were killed and two were critically injured when they hit a patch of stumps in a way that launched them Duke Boys style into the air and over the 200-foot cliff. They lay injured and dying for hours before police saw the busted barricade and found the car.
Reports of this plot of land say you can sometimes hear cars racing by, screams and splashes, cheers of onlookers. Bursts of hot air, as if a roaring engine bursts past you, have been experienced by many, including paranormal researchers.
While police say they have no leads, we’re left with one prime suspect: Did a ghost bring this excavator to life and drive it over the cliff? Are the spirits on this land angry at the development and attempting to maintain their haunted home as-is? Could the drag racers still long to drive machines into the night and the dark, freezing waters of the lake?
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To celebrate the release of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, aka “The best Nazi zombie film ever made,” out on DVD and Blu-ray 12th January 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to give away courtesy of Entertainment One!
Bigger, bolder and bloodier, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is severed heads and shoulders above the first installment and has some of the most inventive zombie kills ever seen on film. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film stars Martin Starr and Vegar Hoel.
Perfectly balanced with enough blood to fill an army of tanks, Dead Snow 2 has a wickedly dark sense of humour and is truly one of the funniest films of the year filled with laugh-out-loud moments, outrageous gore and jaw-dropping visual gags that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Don’t want to take your chances? It’s available to pre-order on Amazon today!
Having crashed his car after fleeing the ski lodge where his friends were brutally murdered by General Herzog and his squadron of Nazi zombies, Martin wakes up in hospital attempting to convince the local authorities that he is not responsible for their deaths. Little do they know the undead fascists are very much still ‘living’ and marching on the town, and what’s worse: they have a tank!
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS before the competition closing date of January 1, 2015. We’ll take care of the rest.
Please note that this competition is open only to UK residents.
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With the biggest holiday of the year upon us, we’d like to take this time to wish all of you a merry whatever the hell you believe in! Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, it doesn’t matter. Just as long as you have a safe and wonderful time.
Just as we did in past years, we’ve assembled here a bounty of holiday goodies bound to keep you busy in the most disturbing of ways throughout the long Xmas weekend. Some ghosts from Christmas past, some snowbound holiday fun with a sled and a pooch, and of course our absolute favorite yuletide short film from Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener: Treevenge.
Dig into the goodies below, and stay warm, safe, and hopefully a little tipsy!
- Scott Johnson’s Twas the Night Before Krampus
- Doctor Gash’s Six Slays of Christmas
- Dread Central’s Twas the Night Before Christmas
And remember, kids …
The official synopsis, a few photos, and several promos/sneak peeks have arrived for “Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.12, “Paradise Lost,” which airs early in the new year on January 5th. Everything changes when the show returns; we’re especially interested in a new character to whom Abbie feels deeply connected… sorry, Ichabbie shippers!
Want even more? Then be sure to check out the bottom video, in which Orlando Jones talks about the ultimate sacrifice that Frank Irving paid for a greater cause.
“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.12 – “Paradise Lost” (airs 1/5/15)
Reeling from the events of their standoff with Moloch, Ichabod and Abbie encounter an angel, Orion (Max Brown), that they believe can help them. Meanwhile, Katrina searches for the humanity in Abraham (Neil Jackson).
Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills; Katia Winter as Katrina Crane; John Noble as Henry Parish; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills.
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Few metals are as precious as silver and gold, and few horror icons are more beloved than the Alien from Ridley Scott’s 1979 film of the same name. In honor of said creature’s 35th anniversary, in Q1 2015 Gentle Giant is releasing two new Kenner-inspired Jumbo Alien Figures in a vac-metal silver or gold finish with each limited to just 79 pieces!
Gentle Giant Ltd. is extremely proud of the recent Glow in the Dark version of our Jumbo Kenner Alien that was a huge success as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. With the release of our regular version of the Jumbo Kenner Alien figure, we are adding yet another special edition to the series. We are ecstatic to bring you yet another piece of toy history with our Alien Jumbo Kenner-inspired Figure, 35th Anniversary Silver or Gold vac-metal Limited Edition!
We have taken this massive 24-inch figure and given it an amazing metallic plated finish, and if that’s not enough, we have only made 79 pieces each to commemorate the year that Alien hit theaters. This gargantuan new Jumbo Figure possesses the same features as the original but is plated in a vac-metal silver or gold finish. No detail has been overlooked. This enormous Figure even features mechanically-activated jaws, just like the original! Packaged in a gorgeous black box with silver or gold foil logos and text, the Alien Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure is a must-have for the dedicated Alien fan!
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If you haven’t taken advantage of the awesome deal Dynamite is doing with Humble Bundle which is ending tomorrow, you should really do so. The amount of content and goodness here is INSANE!
Upon picking the $50.00 level at checkout, it was astounding to see how many titles had been included with the download links. It will take months to get through all these issues. Some of their best titles are bundled in this deal, and right now I’m sitting on over 100 issues that I got for about 50 cents apiece. You just cannot beat that!
Think of this as a public service announcement! These guys deliver. Of all the sales going on right now, this one DEFINITELY gets the Dread Central seal of approval!
I mean, seriously. Just look at this haul. I actually had to make room on my iPad to fit everything.
Take a look at this art; it is the future. How do you like what you see? Take a look at this art; it belongs to the future… Oh, Alice, how we love you. The Scream Factory has just revealed the cover art for its upcoming release of Mark Lester’s Class of 1984, and yes, the cover is reversible so you have the original punk rock artwork, too!
The flick graduates to Blu-ray on March 21, 2015. Look for special features to be announced shortly.
The film stars Perry King as teacher Andrew Norris, Merrie Lynn Ross (who also co-executive produced) as his wife, Diane Norris, Roddy McDowall as Terry Corrigan, and Timothy Van Patten as Peter Stegman, the leader of the gang of thugs who terrorize the school.
Andy is a new teacher at an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door, and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies, and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.
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AMC gave everyone an early Christmas present today by releasing several dozen never before seen behind-the-scenes images from the fifth season of “The Walking Dead,” and we have every single bit of digital goodness right here for you!
View the gallery below to see images of Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) bidding farewell to Emily Kinney (Beth) during the mideason finale; Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Steven Yeun (Glenn) goofing around on set; Norman Reedus (Daryl) enjoying some time with a mutilated walker; and more.
“The Walking Dead” returns on February 8, 2015.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.
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Ron Howard’s The Dark Tower adaptation may have stalled, but it’s full steam ahead on his In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. A second trailer has arrived to get you pumped up for the film’s spring 2015 release.
In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate, Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
Tom Holland also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson with Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
Howard directed from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt, story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
In the Heart of the Sea is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a COTT Productions-Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. co-production, a Roth Films/Spring Creek/Imagine Entertainment Production, in association with Kia Jam.
Opening on March 13, 2015, in theatres and IMAX, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. In the Heart of the Sea has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But that told only half the story.
In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic, and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
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Yep, the Sony hackers have yielded quite a bit of “interesting news” that’s probably never ever gonna go anywhere or amount to anything. That being said… here’s the latest bit of Ghostbusters news that may or may not happen. Sigh.
According to The Daily Beast, Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt and 21 Jump Street’s Channing Tatum are teaming for what is being referred to as the Batman Begins of the Ghostbusters series… a spinoff to the new franchise.
Joy. How about the sequel everyone wants instead? Mmkay? Thanks, we’ll wait.
Every single second of Alien: Isolation (review) was pure loving fan service, and we’ve been praying we’d get a sequel ever since we finished the game.
Today during an interview with AVPGalaxy, lead designer Gary Napper says Creative Assembly is tossing around the potential for a sequel. “The plot for a sequel is a daily topic in the studio sometimes. People have their own ideas for where it should go, our writers have some solid concepts, and yes, we do have a great opportunity to continue [Amanda Ripley’s] story.”
“I personally think that Amanda did not get infected in the hive, as when she wakes, the closest egg remains closed.”
End Game Spoilers:
Napper also went on to say that he’d like to “do more with the environment and the interactivity within it” in the next game.
BRING IT ON!
If you’re a fan of DMC: Devil May Cry or Devil May Cry 4 and have an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, you’re about to get really happy as both games are making the jump to next gen!
From the Press Release:
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that DmC Devil May Cry™: Definitive Edition will be available to purchase as a digital download and at retail across Europe and North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, starting March 17, 2015, for an MSRP of $39.99 / €39.99. Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in Summer 2015.
Fresh off his Golden Globes nomination for Whiplash that was announced last week, J.K. Simmons (“Oz,”
Spider-Man, “The Closer”) has joined Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island in a lead role. Deadline provided the scoop but no other details at this time; expect lots more soon!
Kong: Skull Island will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures on March 10, 2017.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series).
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce, and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce.
On tap right now we have a bounty of images from Hammer’s The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death! The film will begin haunting US theaters on January 2nd courtesy of Relativity; it will also be released by eOne in the UK on January 1st. Look for our review soon! Early buzz: It’s a winner!
The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, and Oaklee Pendergast. The film is directed by Tom Harper.
Hammer is looking to take the franchise route with The Woman in Black, starting with this one, which is set 40 years after the events of the original film.
During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black.
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After weeks of teasers, MTV has finally released the official trailer for its upcoming new series “Eye Candy,” which urges us to beware of love at first sight.
The 10-episode series, which is executive produced by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), debuts on Monday, January 12th, at 10/9c.
Related Story: Go Behind the Scenes of MTV’s Eye Candy
Victoria Justice stars as Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyberstalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch the killer.
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Multiple Arnolds! Horny Conners! Plot-holes aplenty! If you watch ONE trailer or video today, make it THIS one! Hats off to Auralnauts! Well played!
In Terminator Genisys Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Conner, and Matt Smith as John Conner’s ally. Byung-hun Lee, Aaron V. Williamson, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons also star. Alan Taylor directs.
Look for the film in theatres July 1, 2015, via Paramount.
Related Story: See the Terminator Genisys Motion Poster
The beginning of Terminator Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post-apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.
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Is a sequel to the 1988 classic Beetlejuice ever going to actually happen? It’s a question we often find ourselves asking, as it’s one of those projects that has failed to happen more times than we can even count. But the ball just might be rolling, as both star and director are more into the idea than ever. Read on!
While promoting Birdman, Michael Keaton spoke to Deadline about Beetlejuice 2 over the weekend, revealing that while various roadblocks have prevented the project from moving forward, he and Tim Burton are still talking.
“Tim Burton and I have emailed about it. We’re both in the same situation (of always being busy on other projects). Neither one of us gets tired of the conversation,” said Keaton. “Tim says he’s working on something, then goes away for a while. At some point, someone is going to say we really want to do it. You don’t want to fuck it up, so it has to be perfect.”
Burton also spoke about the impending sequel over the weekend, indicating to Coming Soon that those roadblocks may finally be out of the way, as Beetlejuice 2 is now actively being developed.
“It’s a character that I love and I miss, and I miss actually working with Michael,” Burton said. “There’s only one Betelgeuse. We’re working on a script and I think it’s probably closer than ever and I’d love to work with him again.”
More hype for a project that won’t actually happen or long-awaited confirmation that it finally is? For now, all we can do is sit back and wait to hear more.
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Independent filmmaker Gareth Morgan has taken on a massive challenge, creating a new Silent Hill movie. The crowdfunded project, Silent Hill: Requiem, is currently in post-production with Zenithfilms and has just released a brand new teaser trailer.
Throughout the history of their existence, video games have attempted to look more and more like movies. Silent Hill: Requiem is the first time we’ve seen a movie try to look more like a video game. The slick filmmaking techniques of the writer/director/star of Silent Hill: Requiem, Gareth Morgan, are producing a very unique project that definitely has a Silent Hill feel to it.
The brand-new two-minute trailer is included below as well as a look at the original one-minute teaser. Silent Hill: Requiem stars writer/director Morgan along with Owlen Davies, Jade Louise, Demi Apryl, and Sam Swainsbury. The film is set in the year 2014, and the Otherworld has broken free of its boundaries and is now infecting the entire world. An unknown force has brought back those that have faced Silent Hill before to try to stop it.
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Known in the world of “American Horror Story” for playing the Axeman in “Coven,” Danny Huston popped up for a brief appearance in “Freak Show” a couple weeks back, portraying the doctor who outfitted Elsa with a pair of prosthetic legs. And that likely wasn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Huston this season. Read on!
In an interview with Collider, the actor suggested that his character Massimo Dolcefino will be back, while also hinting that he just might be the unseen therapist Dandy Mott recently paid a visit to.
“Possibly, yeah,” Huston remarked, when asked if he voiced the character. “Well, I can’t really answer that, but you may see me in following episodes.”
With only a small handful of episodes remaining this season, we can expect to see Huston back on our screens real soon. In what capacity, however, remains to be seen.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.10 – “Orphans” (airs 12/17/14)
The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper (Naomi Grossman). Elsa (Jessica Lange) reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree (Angela Bassett) grows suspicious of Maggie (Emma Roberts). Directed by Bradley Buecker; written by James Wong.
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