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Mondo Yakuza Delivers a Stylish Black-and-White Trailer

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:06

As someone who shamelessly devours Japanese cinema on a fairly regular basis, I’ll pretty much watch anything with the word “yakuza” in the title. Big budget, low budget, micro-budget — doesn’t matter. As long as I get to see a Japanese gangster and a few guns, I’m a happy camper. Which may explain why Mondo Yakuza has ensnared my attention. Although the cast and crew are operating on a tiny budget, that isn’t stopping them from delivering something potentially cool.

This handy synopsis explains what the story’s all about:

Ichiro Kataki, a violent Yakuza gang member travels to Melbourne, Australia after his beloved sister Yuko is brutally murdered by a group of criminals. Hell bent on vengeance he teams up with Cassidy Arizona, a lady of the night with a vendetta of her own.

Written and directed by Addison Heath and produced by Black Forest Films and Team littleBIG, Monda Yakuza is aiming for a 2016 release. While we’re waiting, this stylish black-and-white trailer should keep us busy. Swing by the official Facebook page for more info.

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The Walking Dead Devours TV Competition

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:44

It’s still kind of stunning to us how popular “The Walking Dead” is but the Neilsen ratings are in and they’re nothing short of monstrous.

Per Variety, according to the Nielsen “live plus-7” estimates through mid-November, “The Walking Dead” was the No. 1 entertainment series of the year in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and trailed only NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS” in total viewers. It averaged 19.7 million viewers per episode to hold off the year’s hottest newcomer, Fox’s “Empire” (17.8 million).

Head on over to the above link for the complete breakdown.

“The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Sonequa-Martin Green, Michael Cudlitz, Ethan Embry, Merritt Wever, Xander Berkeley, and Tom Payne.

“The Walking Dead” will resume on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016.

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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Ghostbusters to the Rescue in New Still; Villain Details

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:23

Entertainment Weekly scored some new details and a new image from Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, and we have the latest for you right here.

Prior to today we didn’t know what the gals in the new flick will be up against other than the obvious; however, now have some idea. The new Busters will be fighting everything from “pilgrims, old-­timey sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, [to] even a couple of zoot­-suited gangsters.

Dig on the new image below.

In Ghostbusters, Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig is Erin Gilbert, Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, and Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann. Chris Hemsworth co-stars, and also making appearances will be Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.

Wiig and McCarthy play a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash-forward a few years and Wiig lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia U. Which is pretty sweet, until her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Wiig reunites with McCarthy and the other two proton pack-packing phantom wranglers, and she gets some sweet revenge when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.

The Ghostbusters reboot will haunt the big screen on July 15, 2016.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: December 29, 2015

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:55

As this year draws to a close, I’m sorry to report another slow week, folks. While we’ve only got three releases total to speak of this week, the next few months look surprisingly good. January has more than 40 releases dropping throughout the month while February has close to 50.

It’s still too early to be completely sure, but March isn’t looking too shabby either. Keep checking back each week to get the complete rundown.

For anyone who was waiting to pick up the Some Kind of Hate Blu-ray after the DVD came out in November, this is your week.

Bava’s Blood and Black Lace Blu-ray/DVD Combo will be coming to us from Arrow on the 31st (instead of the 29th). There appears to be a discrepancy regarding the Steelbook release of this movie, particularly on Amazon. Originally it was listed to be coming out on the 31st as well but now shows up as unavailable with a release date of December 31st of next year. Other sites are reporting that both releases have been out for months. In any case, some version of the movie should be purchasable somewhere, sometime during this week. In any case I’ve included links to both versions here.

Lastly is Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk, which I have heard good things about but have yet to see. I like the idea of western/horror movies so I’ll probably be picking up a copy of this at some point this week.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year. May your 2016 be filled with all the dreams 2015 didn’t deliver on. Pleasant viewing, fiends.

MOVIES

Blood and Black Lace (1964) (December 31st)

Starring:

Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner

Synopsis:

A masked man with a metal-claw glove stalks models at a couple’s fashion salon in Rome.

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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Starring:

Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, Richard Jenkins

Synopsis:

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.

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Some Kind of Hate (2015)

Starring:

Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps, Sierra McCormick, Spencer Breslin, Michael Polish

Synopsis:

Relentless bullying has turned Lincoln’s life into a nightmare. But he soon learns the true meaning of terror when he is sent to a remote school for troubled teens and the harassment starts all over again. Only this time, someone is watching – a teenage girl named Moira who was driven to suicide by vicious bullying years ago. When Lincoln accidentally summons Moira from the grave, he unleashes a vengeful and unstoppable force on a mission of blood-soaked revenge. Hell on earth has a new meaning in this gruesome shocker “guaranteed to please any and every type of horror fan” (Fangoria).

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Spend 20 Minutes Re-Opening The X-Files; Spooky New Image Gallery

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:51

“The X-Files” returns early next year, but if you’re in need of a lengthy fix ahead of time, here’s an over 20-minute long featurette regarding the show’s highly anticipated return.

“The X-Files” returns to Fox with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, January 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully in a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee.

The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong.

“The X-Files” originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned sixteen Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. “The X-Files” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ten Thirteen Productions. Carter is executive producer and creator of the series. Glen Morgan also serves as an executive producer.

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Dread Central Site Update – Update

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:37

It turns out things are taking longer than we’d like so while the back end stuff continues to be fine-tuned (we are moving 9-1/2 years of content after all), we’re gonna continue to update like usual.

But what about the redesign, you ask? Good question! It should be ready to go within a couple of weeks. We’re on it and are sorry about the delay and any inconvenience it may have caused. In any event… back to business we go.

Look for the new stuff ASAP!

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Future of the Halloween Franchise in Question; Dimension Loses Rights

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:28

Dimension Films has been behind the Halloween franchise for the past twenty years, ever since producing The Curse of Michael Myers. Needless to say, the company has become synonymous with Michael Myers, and today brings the big news that studio and slasher icon have parted ways.

As originally reported by Bloody Disgusting, Dimension Films has lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, and former parent company Miramax Films is currently shopping the series around Hollywood. Malek Akkad will stay on board as producer, regardless of where those rights end up.

To provide a bit of context, brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein own Dimension Films, which has since 2005 been the genre division of The Weinstein Company. Dimension was originally a label owned by Miramax Films, though the Weinsteins took it with them when they left the company.

In summation, the Weinsteins no longer have any say in the Halloween franchise.

What does this mean for the future of the franchise? For now, all we really know for sure is that sequel Halloween Returns, which was being developed by Dimension Films, is now completely off the table. Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan wrote the script, and Dunstan was set to direct.

More on this developing story as we learn it.

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Dread Central Is Updating; Please Stand By!

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:05

Hey, kids! You may be surfing over here today and thinking to yourself, “Self, where’s the news? How come DC isn’t updated?” Well, we’re using this, the slowest week of the year, to update ourselves from top to bottom.

What does this mean for you? Just that once we’re back, we’ll be sexier than ever. Sit tight as this is gonna take a day or so. In the interim go read any other one of the 100k articles available here.

We’ll be back ASAP!

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Teaser for Open World Ghost Hunting Game Sylvio 2 Will Give You Nightmares

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 11:00

This year’s indie horror game Sylvio may not have gotten a whole lot of attention in the media, but don’t fret if you’re a fan and were worried that it would fade into obscurity, as it may be getting a sequel.

For those unfamiliar with the first game, it has you playing as paranormal investigator Juliette Waters, as she examines strange goings-on in an abandoned theme park. It mostly did well critically and was even hailed by some as one of the best horror games of the year, despite not being a major release, so you can check it out on Steam if you’re interested.

The sequel, which is currently on Kickstarter, will see Juliette return, this time with a large open world. Oddly enough, it will also be set primarily in broad daylight, but if this turns you off, rest assured that director Niklas Swanberg is still striving to create as pure a horror experience as possible: “Sylvio 2 is built for the horror game enthusiast and tries to push the boundaries of what has been done in horror games up till this date.”

And with all the action-oriented horror games on the market at the moment, the opening of the video below reminds that horror games can also be slow and downright terrifying when they want to be.

Synopsis:
Sylvio 2 is a single-player first-person, open world horror game, set in full daylight, where you get your missions from the dead as well as the living.

Juliette Waters, ghost recorder and EVP specialist, is back again to face the darkness that resides in Saginaw Family Park. The story takes off where the original Sylvio ended; the park has been ravished by a forest fire and heavy rainstorms, resulting in extensive flooding. Juliette travels the vast park by foot and with the help of a dinghy, solving environment puzzles, searching for spirit activity, and exploring the lands.

The game consists of five distinct parts:

  • Main Story – Juliette once again faces the darkness of Saginaw through environment puzzles and challenging objectives.
  • Record Ghosts in vision and audio – analyze recordings to find hidden messages and objectives.
  • Explore a vast flooded, burnt, foggy world by foot or by dinghy.
  • Combat – Black Orbs and Human Forms might hurt you if they get too close. Keep your distance or force them to disappear.
  • Lucid Dreaming – Find places to sleep and explore Juliette’s dreams and nightmares.

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Dark (2015)

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 14:00

Starring Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Eklund, Redman

Directed by Nick Basille

Disturbed Kate (Whitney Able) is forced to confront her worst fears and phobias when she finds herself trapped alone in her New York loft during a blackout of the whole city.

We see the beautiful blonde is a bit coo-coo in the very beginning, during a full-on make-out session with her live-in lesbian lover, Leah (Alexandra Breckenridge). Kate tries to get Leah to choke her, but her gal pal is having none of it. The mood is broken.

But the affair is not. Leah professes her love and her jealousy over Kate’s many admirers, but still – Leah has to leave town for a little while. Kate seems relieved to have some alone time, but when the power goes out, things start to get very, very… dark.

Dark has got some heavy hitters behind the scenes. For one thing, it’s executive produced by Joe Dante. The writer is Elias, who enjoyed underground success with his body-horror low-budgeter Gut in 2012. Director Nick Basille hasn’t done much of note before, but I’m impressed by his sense of style and would like to see more.

The true stars of the show are DP Trent Ermes, the editing department, and especially lead actress Able. She’s compelling and mesmerizing, even when doing the most mundane things – which, I’ll tell you… if you’re looking for a scare-a-second, Dark will leave you cold. Able, especially when she starts to seriously unravel, brings to mind a young Jennifer Jason Leigh, not only in looks but in mannerisms and acting style. She’s excellent.

The movie is pretty near excellent too, but only for certain types of fandom. If you enjoy slow-burn, suspenseful, single-character thrillers – think: Repulsion, The Tenant, House of the Devil – then Dark will be right up your alley. I love this kind of stuff, but I will say even for me the flick dragged from time to time, and a few things were unclear even though I was paying attention.

It’s not perfect, but Dark is one of the better arty indies I’ve seen in some time.

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Giant Space Balls Are Falling on Europe in The Gasp Menagerie

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 12:00

And now we begin an incredibly juvenile post about a very interesting occurrence.

Europe has big balls… falling on it from outer space.  These could be alien balls or balls we shot up there ourselves.  If that’s the case, they could be US balls or even Russian or Chinese balls.

The Daily Express (among others) is reporting that there have been four gigantic metal balls dropped on Europe and now Turkey, spreading the ball dropping outside of European boundaries for the first time.  These are unidentified balls between basketball and beach ball size, made of metal, that are clearly dropping from a great height.  It’s not clear whether these are coming from space, however, because the balls do not burn up and are still whole when they strike the ground.

It seems unlikely that this is a hoax, given the spread of the ball dropping incidents.  If these balls all hit Spain directly, one could suspect they are the balls of a Spaniard, playing a prank.  With the report of at least one ball in Turkey, however, it seems likely these are falling from something, but what?

No report has included what metal the balls are composed of.  It seems unlikely that they are brass balls, as they are dark gray in color, but they are very heavy as it often takes two people to lift just one of the balls.

Thankfully, the balls haven’t caused any injuries, landing in unpopulated areas.  Nobody has taken these balls across their face, which is a good thing considering their size.

Who has balls this big?  Why would they be dropping without warning?  What are the balls made of?

Explore The Gasp Menagerie!

Have a weird story? Potential evidence of the supernatural, or at least something hard to explain? Spot any creepy critters out there roaming the wilds? LET ME KNOW! I’d love to talk about it and possibly write it up right here in the Gasp Menagerie. You’ll get appropriate credit, of course, and everyone else will get fresh creepy (as opposed to fresh Creepy, which, trust me… nobody wants that) to enjoy. As always, I can be found at mrdark@dreadcentral.com. Now get out there, find some weird, and let’s get this party started.

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The Legend of Zelda’s Link Battles Zombies in New Fan Film

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:30

The crazy bastards over at Forgehouse Films are at it again, this time releasing a new fan film filled with lots of slicing and dicing and pointed ears! Yes, pointed ears!

Jason Forge writes, directs, edits, and more on the film starring John Waters as Link along with Jonathan Kay and Adrian Leon as Zombie Mario!

Universes have collided as a king of one world and a legendary hero of another have been thrust into the zombie apocalypse. One had been looting powerful items during the chaos of the clash, and the other is determined to get his back.

Zelda’s Link in a zombie apocalypse with a zombie Mario? Link to a New World

Link to a New World is a fan film mashup based on the popular Zelda video game series, Mario Bros., and a not-your-normal zombie apocalypse world. A zombie apocalypse that is not as it appears… We follow Link as he makes his way through this strange new world, a world that is eerily familiar, yet enchanting and horrifying…

For more info “like” Forgehouse Films on Facebook and follow Forgehouse Films on Twitter.

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Car, The (Blu-ray)

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:00

Starring James Brolin, Ronny Cox, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

Directed by Elliott Silverstein

Distributed by Scream Factory

Coming off the smashing success of Jaws (1975), Universal was all-too-game to replicate that achievement however possible. When it came time to make The Car (1977), the mandate given to director Elliott Silverstein was simple: make Jaws on land. Silverstein goes into greater depth regarding the issues inherent to accepting such a task, but most who watch his film will agree he more or less managed to succeed. Setting aside the obvious Achilles heel of nearly every killer car movie – that protagonists could simply climb a flight of stairs or go anywhere else a car can’t – there is some real terror in having a two-ton beast relentlessly chasing you down. A car can’t be reasoned with; its strength cannot be matched; and the only thing that’s likely to stop it is total annihilation… or a couple flat tires. But then, the norm for films of this ilk is the titular vehicles are often possessed to such a degree that no expected means of destruction will suffice. Either you blow the ever-lovin’ shit out of them or expect to be made road kill.

A black car appears in the Utah desert, seemingly out of nowhere, and begins a whirlwind tour of rampaging death. First, two cyclists are mowed down; then, a horn playing hippie meets the front fender. The town police captain, Wade Parent (James Brolin) has little to go on – black car, no plates, tinted windows. That’s all the information he’s able to get out of local wife beater and total asshole Amos (R.G. Armstrong). The car shows up again later that night near the police station and attempts to run down Amos, who was being questioned again, but it misses and takes out Sheriff Peck (John Marley) instead. Eyewitness reports suggest the car had no driver, causing Wade to increase town security across the board and ask his deputy, Luke (Ronny Cox), to cancel a school parade rehearsal being led by his girlfriend, Lauren (Kathleen Lloyd).

Well, the parade doesn’t get canceled, because Luke is a drunk who has gone right off the wagon, and the nefarious car appears on the scene to terrorize the school kids and their teachers. Most everyone manages to remain safe, though, when they run into a graveyard. It seems the car is unable to drive on hallowed ground. Wade and his deputies give chase and let loose on the car with everything they’ve got, but to no avail. Five deputies lose their lives and Wade winds up in the hospital… and a final confrontation with the car still looms on the horizon.

The eponymous vehicle of The Car falls in line with another killer on four wheels, Christine (1983), in that it never retains any damage and is unyielding in its pursuit of those it wants to kill. But Christine had some purpose behind her killings; the audience could generally pinpoint who would be next to meet her chrome-plated grill. Not so for The Car, a slick, black modified Lincoln that appears out of thin air to wreak havoc on a small desert town out in the sticks of Utah. Everyone in town is fair game. No motive is expressed, nor is there any rhyme or reason as to who dies. That’s part of what keeps The Car interesting – anyone can die.

If you’re the type of viewer who needs to have things explained, that’s also what might be a cause of frustration. The Car likes to kill – this much is clear. But there’s no explanation for why it seems to target those around Wade. He’s not a scumbag; he has no obvious bad qualities. The guy is just a police captain trying to keep his citizens safe. Maybe that’s all it takes – one man gets in the way of evil succeeding and suddenly finds his life the focus of its destruction.

The Car is slightly better than most drive-in fare of the ‘70s thanks to a solid cast and an absolutely evil villain. James Brolin was the man back in these days; built like an old-school tough guy and sporting one of the best mustaches in the business. Surrounding him are a mix of new and old character actors, including hard-nosed badass R.G. Armstrong, John Marley (the guy with the horse’s head in the bed in The Godfather) and a young(ish) Ronny Cox. Kathleen Lloyd, who plays Brolin’s girlfriend, is extremely easy on the eyes and plays more than just a vessel for Wade to occasionally fill. Also cool (and like Jaws): Car-vision, where we watch from the car’s POV, bathed in an amber hue, as it stalks intended victims. The movie might not be high art by any stretch, but it’s a damn fun ride – one I’m always game to take.

Arrow Video previously issued The Car on Blu-ray in the UK, and it appears the 2.35:1 1080p picture seen here is identical. This is a good thing because the picture is very pleasing. Colors are nicely saturated, black levels are almost perfectly pitch, and the abundance of daylight shots means definition and fine detail are able to shine with wonderful clarity. It appears there might be some DNR use here; not enough to make faces and textures waxy but it certainly appears to have lessened the grain field and removed some very fine details; however, it isn’t a problem to my eyes. The image is very crisp – just check out the car’s chrome fender and grill, which look razor sharp. The day-for-night shots near the climax are a little too dim, but you can get what the filmmakers were going for there.

Audio comes with the choice of an English DTS-HD MA track in either 2.0 or 5.1, both of which sound great. Immersion and power are better on the multi-channel mix. Many of the scenes where the car is stalking people, revving it’s engine and gunning it all around town, get some nicely prioritized effects that come bursting forth from every corner of the room. At times it sounds like the rear channels are simply mimicking the fronts, but the enveloping audio experience definitely adds to this fun thriller. Subtitles are available in English SDH.

Arrow Video’s UK release was packed with extra features – and not a single one of them appears here. Too bad Scream Factory couldn’t work out a deal to import them because they’re very much worthwhile. Still, this disc does include a trio of new interviews, along with the usual promotional materials.

“Interview with Director Elliott Silverstein” – The helmer discusses his meetings with Universal’s top brass, what was his favorite sequence, the use of darkness, car mechanics and much more.

“Interview with Actress Geraldine Keams” – Fairly typical interview in which the actress recounts how she got into the business, who she’s worked with and what her time was like on this film.

“Interview with Actress Melody Scott Thomas” – Scott, who has been acting since the age of three, talk about her career moves, scares on this film’s set and so forth.

The film’s theatrical trailer, a TV spot, a handful of radio spots, and a still gallery featuring 125 images are the remaining extras.

Special Features:

  • NEW Mystery of the Car – an interview with producer/director Elliott Silverstein
  • NEW The Navajo Connection – an interview with actress Geraldine Keams
  • NEW Just Like Riding a Bike – an interview with actress Melody Scott Thomas
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery


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Exclusive Trailer Debut for Riddle Room

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:30

Well over a year and a half ago we told you about an upcoming film called Breakaway, and now it’s been renamed Riddle Room and gotten itself a new trailer plus a release date! Read on for the details along with a trio of stills from the flick.

The Saw-inspired thriller/horror film Riddle Room was directed by Bryan Binder and stars Erika Hoveland, Tiren Jhames, Marisa Ruby, Daniel Usaj, Peter Carey, and Ava Manson.

Breaking Glass Pictures will release Riddle Room on iTunes, Amazon Instant, VOD, and DVD on February 16, 2016.


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Remastered Editions of Turok Games Available Now!

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:00

As reported back in August, the N64 dino-hunting classic Turok and its sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, are being remastered for PC. Now we have confirmation that they’ll be released on December 17th along with a new trailer.

You can head over to Steam to order Turok now.

Synopsis:
Turok is back, and no dinosaur is safe! When it was first released in 1997, Turok introduced gamers to a world teeming with cunning enemies, traps, puzzles, and deadly weapons – all within a vast 3D environment ready to explore. Now the classic game has been restored and enhanced with a new visual engine and exciting new features to sink your teeth into!

New features include:

  • Support for high resolutions and widescreen
  • Improved gameplay and level design
  • OpenGL for video backend to provide portability and support for vertical sync
  • Dynamic lighting, bloom, FXAA, enhanced water effects, lights shafts, and more
  • Ability to freely rebind all keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs

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Michael Manasseri’s Mosquito Man Finally Ready to Suck Your Blood

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 20:56

Director Michael Manasseri’s Mosquito Man is finally ready to bask in the glory of a home video release. I first heard about the movie back in 2011 when it was called Sucker, but sadly, the film vanished from my radar. Thankfully, several years and a name change later, Mosquito Man will buzz across DVD early next year. Better late than never, am I right?

If you’re just now hearing about this one, then you’ll need this synopsis:

Jim Crawley (Manasseri) is having a really bad day. He gets fired from his job, his car is towed and impounded, and he discovers his wife is having an affair with his arch enemy. To make matters worse, Jim gets abducted by an evil scientist (Ricky Wayne) who is conducting illegal human testing on a vaccine against a deadly mosquito-borne virus spreading across the planet. It turns out that years of exposure to nuclear radiation and mosquito DNA don’t mix well… Jim transforms into a half man/half mosquito hellbent on revenge….

Mosquito Man, not to be confused with Tibor Takács’ 2005 sci-fi flick Mansquito, finally hits DVD on January 12, 2016. I can’t wait to finally check it out. Have a look at the trailer below.

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Dread Central Getting New Look; Name Our Mascot and Win!

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 19:58

When you think about website longevity, if a site stays active for more than two years, it’s a milestone. We’re approaching a decade in the business and we’re still here, and that’s because of you guys. We couldn’t be more grateful for the loyalty and support!

As the years have gone by, the site has begun to show its age so it’s time to freshen things up a bit. It’s with great pleasure we share with you our newest logo and mascot.

Inhouse we’ve been referring to him/her/it as the Stagknight, but since this is your site as much as it is ours, we’d like to take this opportunity to have you name him/her/it. New T-shirts will soon be on the way via Rotten Cotton, and whichever name we stick with… well, the person who comes up with it will get a free T-shirt on us along with a random Box of Dread (to which, incidentally, a subscription makes a nifty holiday gift)!

So, how do you name this beast? Leave your suggestion in our comments section below!

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Katherine Waterston to Beat Off an Alien: Covenant

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 19:42

Some quick possible casting news has arrived for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston, who co-starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, is set to star in the Scott-directed sequel to Prometheus. In what will be the biggest role of her career to date, Waterston has been cast as the lead, Daniels.

Specific plot details for the new film are being closely guarded, but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Michael Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant is believed to be the first in a conceived trilogy of new films that will link the events of Prometheus with the original 1979 Ridley Scott-directed classic Alien.

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Something in the Woods Explores a Real-Life Tale of Bigfoot Terror

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 19:36

Bigfoot is having a pretty good run through the indie horror scene these days, but few offerings tackle the legendary creature from a realistic perspective. Writer/director David Ford’s Something in the Woods takes a family-friendly approach to the hairy beast, which is honestly something you don’t get from horror flicks too often. Inspired by true events, Woods takes a look at the Hartman family and terrifying experiences with an unruly Sasquatch during the 1960s.

Ahead of the film’s release in stores and on VOD early next year, Ford and company are selling Something in the Woods on DVD via the flick’s official website right now. Interested parties should definitely take a few minutes to check out the trailer embedded below.

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Byron C. Miller’s The Anatomy of Monsters Now Available on VOD and Digital Download

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 19:09

Director Byron C. Miller describes his indie horror flick The Anatomy of Monsters as “midnight poetry,” which is actually a pretty awesome way to describe a movie. Instead of saying, “Oh, hey, yeah, my movie’s about a bloodthirsty killer,” Miller takes it a step further by saying his endeavor captures “the feeling of late night hours and sinister urges.” With the help of screenwriter Paul Morgan, the filmmaker set out to bring his midnight poetry to life. Color me seriously intrigued.

The official synopsis for the flick unfolds as follows:

Andrew seems ordinary as he prepares for an evening out. He carefully shaves, styles his hair and selects the perfect outfit. As the hour grows late, he decides to make the final preparations by examining his tools for the night: duct tape, rubber gloves, and a large hunting knife. Andrew plans to haunt a bar in order to ensnare an unsuspecting woman but finds that this is more difficult then it appears. He is starting to lose hope of finding someone, when someone finds him…

Sarah notices Andrew as she is sitting alone in the back of the bar. She strikes up a conversation with him. Last call arrives, and Sarah suggests that they get a motel room. At the motel, Sarah is flirtatious, but Andrew quickly dismisses her advances and instead begins to give in to his dark impulses. He produces the large hunting knife and forces Sarah to cower in fear. She begs him to let her go, but he rebuffs her at every turn. Finally he moves in for the kill.

Andrew wavers. Sarah catches this hesitation and sees an opportunity. She begins to talk to him, in a confident voice about murder… and how to get away with it. She can help him to be a better killer if he will only listen…

What follows is a deadly game of wits and a soul-baring confession.

The Anatomy of Monsters, which stars Tabitha Bastien (Run, Hide, Die), Jesse Lee Keeter (“Grimm”), and Conner Marx (If There’s a Hell Bellow, “Z Nation”), is available via Distrify Media for an amazingly low price. Interested? Point your browsers to this location to score your very own digital copy. The trailer, as you may already have guessed, resides below.

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