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Official Bigfoot Wars Poster Stomps In

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:30

The adaptation of Eric S. Brown's Bigfoot War series is well on its way, and right now we have the final official one-sheet for you. Which could only mean seventeen more are on their way. At the very least...

Origin Releasing's Bigfoot Wars tells the story of a small town that becomes the focal point of a brutal clash between man and a legendary beast.

The film stars C. Thomas Howell (pictured), Danny Boaz, Juli Erickson, Frederic Doss, Holt Boggs, Elyse Bigler, Taylor Weaver, Jackey Hall, Mindy Raymond, Carl Savering, Billy Blair, and Larry Jack Dotson as well as Monica Harmse, Chandler Allen, and Audrey Ellis Fox.

Brian Jaynes (Humans Versus Zombies, Boggy Creek) is directing from a script by Andrea Doss, Frederic Doss, and Jacob Mauldin. Edgen Films and D Zone Films are producing.

Expect a release date soon, and for more info in the meantime, visit Bigfoot Wars on Facebook.

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First TV Spot for Stage Fright Starts Singing

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:15

It's Friday and we, like you, are all ready to check out for the weekend. To help pass the time for when we can enjoy the finer moments in life, we have the first TV spot for Jerome Sable's slasher musical Stage Fright. Dig it!

Magnet has released the film via its Ultra VOD program, and it's available NOW. Look for a theatrical release on May 9th.

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director.







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Harvard Library Home to at Least 3 Books Bound in Human Flesh

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:00

Libraries can be spooky places, man. That's just another reason to like them. A startling discovery has been made at the Harvard University as it turns out that three of its books are actually bound in human flesh!

Several years ago three books in Harvard's expansive library came under scrutiny for having strange looking leather covers. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the smooth binding was actually human flesh and in one case was home to skin harvested from a man who was flayed alive.

Using human skin to bind books became popular during the 17th century and the practice became known as Anthropodermic bibliopegy. Back then doctors and other medical professionals would use the flesh of cadavers that they had dissected to bind anatomical textbooks.

According to The Harvard Crimson, without extensive genetic testing, Harvard librarians still do not have the “foggiest notion” of how many volumes wrapped in human hide exist throughout the system, says Director of University Libraries Sidney Verba ’53. But they have identified three such volumes in the Langdell Law Library, Countway Library of Medicine, and the Houghton Collection. The three books range in content from medieval law to Roman poetry to French philosophy.

Accessible in the library’s Elihu Reading Room, the book, entitled Practicarum quaestionum circa leges regias... looks old but otherwise ordinary. Delicate, stiff, and with wrinkled edges, the skin’s coloring is a subdued yellow, with sporadic brown and black splotches like an old banana. The book’s 794th and final page includes an inscription in purple cursive:

“The bynding of this booke is all that remains of my dear friende Jonas Wright, who was flayed alive by the Wavuma on the Fourth Day of August, 1632. King Mbesa did give me the book, it being one of poore Jonas chiefe possessions, together with ample of his skin to bynd it. Requiescat in pace.”

We all know what happens when books bound in human flesh fall into the hands of college kids. Somebody call Bruce Campbell, like yesterday! Preventive measures must be put in place before one can utter the phrase Klaatu barada nikto!

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Eric Roberts Sucks in Halloween Hell

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:45

Well, no, he doesn't suck in the bad sense. We're talking orally here as Eric Roberts will be starring as Dracula in the new project from the director of the 1988 film The Brain and 1981's Bloody Birthday, Edward Hunt. Read on for details.

Written and directed by Hunt, Halloween Hell star Roberts alongside Sam Aotaki, Evan Bittencourt, Lola Klimenteva, Steve Turner, Elizabeth Peterson, Paul Stanko and Andre L. Walker as the big badass demon you see below.

This marks Hunt's return to filmmaking, and we can't wait to see what he's got up his sleeve.

Plot details were not available at press time so you'll just have to make do with the fact that yes, Eric Fuckin' Roberts is playing Dracula and then dig on the aforementioned eye candy. You're welcome.

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See a Sneak Peek of the Being Human Series Finale Episode 4.13; New Farewell Cast Photo!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:30

Got your Kleenex ready for the series finale of "Being Human" next week? We do, especially now that we've seen a clip from Episode 4.13, "There Goes the Neighborhood Part III." Check it out along with a new farewell cast photo!

Also, don't forget that Syfy is running a "Being Human" Season 4 marathon on Monday, April 7th, beginning at 8AM with Episode 4.02, "That Time of the Month," and culminating with Episode 4.12, "House Hunting," at 6PM.

"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer as Aidan, Meaghan Rath as Sally, Sam Huntington as Josh, and Kristen Hager as Nora.

"Being Human" Episode 4.13 - "There Goes the Neighborhood Part III" (airs 4/7/14; 9-10PM)
In the series finale, Sally makes a huge sacrifice to keep her vision of Aidan killing Josh from coming true, and that, in turn, changes Aidan's life forever as he fights to destroy the house's evil spirit. Meanwhile, Josh and Nora imagine their future roles as parents.

Related Story: There Goes the Neighborhood in these Stills from the Being Human Series Finale Episode 4.13

For more info visit "Being Human" on Syfy.com, join the Syfy Google+ circle, "like" "Being Human" on Facebook, and follow "Being Human" on Twitter.




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3 New Afflicted Clips Ready to Infect YOU!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:15

Sharpen those fans, kids! On tap right now are a trio of new clips in promotion of the first feature film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted (review). Check 'em out and get down with the sickness.

CBS Films will release Afflicted in theaters and on various VOD outlets TODAY. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation, and Xbox.

The film stars Lee, Prowse, and Baya Rehaz.

Synopsis
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.

Learn more over on the official Afflicted website!










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Win Tickets to a Special San Diego Screening of Oculus!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00

The April 11th theatrical release of Oculus (review) is heading at us like a shrieking reaper with a massive chip on its shoulder, and if you're in the San Diego area, we have your chance to see the movie early and on us! Read on for details!

We will be giving away tickets for a special early screening of Oculus that will be taking place next Wednesday, APRIL 9, 2014, at the following location:

Regal Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18
10733 West View Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

Showtime will be at 7PM, and all are welcome to line up early as the majority of the tickets are on a first-come/first-served basis. Winners should get there by 6:30 PM - NO LATER!

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.

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

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

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

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

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Three More Sign On for Jurassic World Action

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:15

And we end today's news day with some quick Jurassic World casting news as Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus have closed deals to join the newest installment of Universal’s rampaging dinosaurs movie series. Read on for details.

Details for the characters were not revealed, but the trio will nicely balance out what so far has been a male-skewing cast which includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson.

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World, which is set to hit theaters June 12, 2015.

Look for more as it comes.

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Pumpkinhead Being Resurrected as a Reboot

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:47

Around these parts we're HUGE fans of the Pumpkinhead creature, but judging from a cinematic standpoint, this big bad has gotten one raw deal after another. The original film was great, and its sequels got progressively more horrid one after the other.

Could this franchise get back on track? It sure couldn't do any worse!

The original Pumpkinhead was produced by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, headed up by Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis. De Laurentiis went on to produce Hannibal and Red Dragon.

For the rest of the franchise, the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) headed up by Brad Krevoy took the reins and is now back to produce the rebooted series.

The ’88 film starred Lance Henriksen as a man who conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

While Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is indeed bad, it's watchable in a for-shits-and-giggles kind of way. That being said, do yourselves a favor and avoid Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud like a scorching case of herpes.

Look for more on this as it comes.

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The Sentinel Remake on its Way! Awkward Masturbation Ensues!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:32

If you're one of the few people who remember the genuinely frightening film The Sentinel, then you will be interested to know that a remake is on its way from Universal with Blumhouse Productions steering the ship!

According to The Tracking Board, Universal Pictures has turned to its in-house low-budget maven Jason Blum to get the planned remake of The Sentinel back on track.

The original, which was based on the book of the same name from author Jeffrey Konvitz, centers on a young woman who moves into a NYC apartment, only to discover that it may be the gateway to hell. The original film, which was directed by Michael Winner, was set to be remade by Universal back in 2003, but the studio struggled to find a way to get the project out of development hell.

In the film Winner turned to actual disfigured people to portray the minions of Hell. If that wasn't uncomfortable enough, behold a scene featuring Beverly D'Angelo masturbating furiously in front of her neighbor during tea time! Ah, the good old days!

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Full Schedule Unveiled for The Stanley Film Festival

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:02

Shine on, kids! The full schedule for the Stanley Film Festival, which runs at the iconic and historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, April 24-27, has been announced; and we have all the details you need right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release
The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today its Opening Night film and several special event highlights and experiences taking place at the four-day event (April 24-27, 2014).

The Stanley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent horror cinema at the hotel that inspired The Shining. The Festival will host a full slate of films, panels, competitions, and special events - all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

The Stanley Film Festival will open Thursday, April 24, with a Gala Presentation of an original documentary from EPiX, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Colorado filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe (The People Vs. George Lucas), the film explores the evolution of the zombie genre in film, television, and literature as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. The film features footage taken at the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival's "George Romero's Zombie Town Hall Meeting."

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS:

The Babadook – Australia/2013 – (Director: Jennifer Kent, Featuring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney ) – A break-out hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Kent’s terrifying debut about an unhinged child, his suffering mother and a sinister spectre that may or may not exist offers sophisticated scares and commanding tension.

Blood Glacier – Austria/2013 – (Director: Marvin Kren, Featuring Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren, Hille Beseler, Peter Knaack) – A group of scientists stationed in the German Alps discover a melting glacier that leaks a strange red liquid. When that liquid begins producing rapidly increasing biological monstrosities, all hope may be lost in this environmental chiller.

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead – Norway/Iceland/2014 – (Director: Tommy Wirkola, Featuring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas) – In the follow up to his cult hit, director Tommy Wirkola brings back Colonel Herzog to lead his Nazi zombie army on their unholy quest. Although this time, a Russian battalion is wakened for the fight.

Doc of the Dead – USA/2014 – (Director: Alexandre O. Philippe, Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman)- Could there be a real zombie outbreak? If so, Doc of the Dead can help you prepare. This definitive guide to all things undead delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture, to deliver a comprehensive, fast-paced, highly entertaining look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions.

Housebound – New Zealand/2014 – (Director: Gerard Johnstone, Featuring Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru) -An unruly hooligan sentenced to house arrest at her childhood home must contend with her family, police-handlers and the spectral frights that may be haunting the property in this tautly written comedy-thriller.

Late Phases – USA/2014 – (Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Featuring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda) -When a no-nonsense war vet moves into a secluded retirement community that’s fallen victim to a series of violent beast attacks, he vows to stop the creature once and for all. Stanley Film Festival alum Adrien Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes The Devil) returns with his English-Language debut.

Lesson Of The Evil – Japan/2012 – (Director: Takashi Miike, Featuring Ruth Sundell, Takayuki Yamada, Fumi Nikaidô) -The notorious and prolific Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi The Killer), one of the living legends of genre, tackles his most controversial subject matter yet in this story of a charismatic teacher with an extreme and violent plan to stop the rash of bullying at his school.

Moebius – South Korea/2013 – (Director: Kim Ki-duk Featuring Jae-hyeon Jo, Eun-woo Lee, Young-ju Seo ) – Kim Ki-duk’s Freudian breakdown of the family unit sees a wife take revenge upon her adulterous husband by dismembering their son. And then things really take a turn to the extreme as the family falls into complete destruction.

Nothing Bad Can Happen – Germany/2013 – (Director: Katrin Gebbe, Featuring Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof) – Christian devotee Tore has his faith put to the ultimate test after moving in with a religious skeptic and his family. This tension building game of cruelty explores just how often one can turn the other cheek.

Open Windows – Spain/USA/2014 – (Director: Nacho Vigolando, Featuring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell) – This year’s Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award co-recipient Elijah Wood stars in an otherworldly new thriller from cult filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes). Extreme technical bravado and frenetic energy create the sensation of Rear Window for the digital age.

Ragnarok – Norway/2013 – (Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, Featuring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist, Sofia Helin, Maria Annette Tanderød Berglyd) – An archeologist obsessed with ancient Viking myth stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime in this good old fashioned creature feature adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

R100 – Japan/2013 – (Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Featuring Nao Ohmori, Lindsay Kay Hayward, Hairi Katagiri) – Renowned cult director Hitoshi Matsumoto crafts a bizarre tale of a mysterious S&M club where dominatrixes can strike at any time and its participants can’t escape their leather clad relentlessness.

Rigor Mortis – Hong Kong/2013 – (Director: Juno Mak, Featuring Anthony Chan, Siu-hou Chin, Kara Hui, Hoi-Pang Lo, Richard Ng) – Produced by the director of the J-horror sensation series The Grudge comes a viscerally charged, beautifully realized and relentlessly surreal interpretation of traditional tales of supernatural forces guaranteed to attack the sense.

The Sacrament – USA/2013 – (Director: Ti West, Featuring Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones) -Stanley Film Festival’s inaugural Visionary Award winner Eli Roth produces indie horror icon Ti West’s slow-burn take on the Jonestown Massacre, a smart blend of found-footage style with excellent performances that instill true fear.

Starry Eyes – USA/2014 – ( Directors: Dennis Widmeyer & Dennis Kölsch, Featuring Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Shane Coffey, Natalie Castillo, Pat Healy) – From the producers of Cheap Thrills and Jorodowsky’s Dune, struggling actress Sarah will give anything to land her dream role in cutthroat Hollywood. But when a storied production company gives her that chance, she learns the true cost of fame.

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears – Belgium / France / Luxembourg/2013 – (Director: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Featuring Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener, Birgit Yew) -In this visual bounty of a thriller, a man searches for his wife through a kaleidoscope of stained glass windows, sliced flesh and sexual intrigue.

Witching and Bitching – Spain/2013 – (Director: Alex De La Iglesia, Featuring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang) – Cult director Alex De La Iglesia (The Last Circus) is in top form with this hilarious and gory tale of thieves who find themselves in over their heads when faced with a coven of bloodthirsty witches.

What We Do In The Shadows – New Zealand/2014 – (Directors: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, Featuring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh) – Living with roommates can always pose quirky challenges. But when you’re a vampire cohabitating with your fellow kind for a few hundred years, things get a bit tricky. From Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) comes a hilarious mockumentary of a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society.

Who Can Kill A Child? – Spain/1976 – (Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Featuring Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros) – Presented by SpectreVision, in cooperation with Channel Z, this rarely seen Spanish horror finds an English couple vacationing on an island where the children are murdering all the adults.

SECRET SCREENING:

The Stanley Film festival presents a highly anticipated new film from a modern master of gore.

RETROSPECTIVES:

Eyes Wide Shut – USA/1999 – (Director: Stanley Kubrick, Featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Sydney Pollack, Jackie Sawiris) -Longtime Kubrick collaborator and Stanley Film Fest alum Leon Vitali presents a 15th anniversary screening in its European cut of the legendary auteur’s final haunting masterpiece.

The Fall of the House of Usher – France/USA/1928 – (Director: Jean Epstein, Featuring Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard) – Silent film with live score. Based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, this rarely seen macabre silent film continues the Festival’s tradition of live score accompaniment to horror of the past.

Gremlins -USA/1984 – (Director: Joe Dante, Featuring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman) – Channel Z and horror luminary Joe Dante present a 30th Anniversary screening of the great 80s classic about what happens to irresponsible little Mogwais who eat after midnight.

Sleepwalkers – USA/1992 – (Director: Mick Garris, Featuring Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie, Ron Perlman, Cindy Pickett) – Mick Garris (“The Shining” and “The Stand” and “Masters of Horror”) presents his Stephen King penned cult favorite. A mother and son who are not what they seem move to a new town in order to feed.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – 40th Anniversary Restoration – USA/1974 – (Director: Tobe Hopper, Featuring Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail) -
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved horror classic, MPI Media Group presents the original film restored from an all-new 4k scan authorized by director Tobe Hooper and featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix.

FREE FAMILY SCREENING:

The Nightmare Before Christmas – USA/1993 – (Director: Henry Selick, Featuring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara) – Join Jack Skellington as he discovers the strange new world of Christmas Town. Preceded by Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!

SHORTS:

  • Shorts Program I

    JONATHAN’S CHEST, USA, directed by Christopher Radcliff: Everything changes one night for Alex, a troubled teenager, when he is visited by a boy claiming to be his brother — who disappeared years earlier.

    UNICORN BLOOD, Spain, directed by Alberto Vazquez: Two teddy-bears go hunting unicorns, for their tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking.

    ANIMALS I KILLED LAST SUMMER, Sweden, directed by Gustav Danielsson: A young boy kills small animals and his father can’t deal with it.

    GHOST TRAIN, Australia, directed by James Fleming and Kelly Hucker: An elderly man struggling to cope with his wife’s dementia is drawn into a macabre cabaret restaurant where he becomes enchanted by the lead actress.

    KEKASIH, USA/Malaysia, directed by Diffan Sina Norman: In pursuit of his late wife, a botanical professor encounters a divine presence that will transform him forever.

    BOX ROOM, Ireland, directed by Michael Lathrop: Behind Jerry’s bedroom wall he discovers a seductive alien creature with which he has sex, leading to a horrific outcome.

    FLESH, Colombia, directed by Carlos Gómez Salamanca: FLESH reveals the sacrifice of an animal during a countryside celebration in Colombia.

    THE OBVIOUS CHILD, UK, directed by Stephen Irwin: Somebody broke the girl’s parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.

  • Shorts Program II

    HERE BE MONSTERS, New Zealand, directed by Paul Glubb and Nic Gorman: He only has one chance to live the last day of his life. BASKIN, Turkey, directed by Can Evrenol: Four cops, go to hell.

    THE PRESENT, Taiwan, directed by Joe Hsieh: A hotel manager’s daughter falls for a married man at first sight. Rejected by the man, she embarks on a journey of revenge.

    THE GUEST, Canada, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic: In this existential thriller, a man must face the consequences of a mysterious bargain he has made.

    WHITE MORNING, UK, directed by Paul Barritt: Six naughty boys carry out an act of violence exploding into a visual investigation of the war machine the boys become. WAWD AHP, USA, directed by Steve Girard: A man raps in front of the mirror, cuts his head off and has sex with it. There is also a cartoon.

    ANGST, PISS & SHIT, Norway, directed by Fredrik S. Hana: A young couple that once shared a fascination for mass murder and torture, now resemble a sad and lifeless parody on relationships. PERFECT DRUG, Belgium, directed by Toon Aerts: A heist of strange chemical substances goes wrong when one of the thieves can’t resist drinking the glowing elixir.

  • Shorts before features

    STARRY EYES
    “THE MUCK”, USA, directed by Tony Wash: Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her eyes. Serenity at last… or so she thought!

    LATE PHASES
    “PAYADA PA’ SATAN”, Argentina, directed by Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro: A Gaucho lives peacefully in the countryside with his wife until one day they hear explosions and the earth starts to shake.

    NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    “TOY STORY OF TERROR!”, USA, directed by Angus MacLane: From Disney*Pixar comes a spooky new tale featuring all of your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films.

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    First Teaser for True Blood Season 7; Premiere Date Announced

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:18

    Excited for the 7th season of HBO's "True Blood?" Well then, this one is for you! On tap right now is the first video teaser for the show, and HBO, bless their hearts, have finally offered up the premiere date for "True Blood,” which begins its final ten-episode run on Sunday, June 22, at 9PM.

    That's all we have for you right now, fangbangers; however, in typical "True Blood" fashion we are sure we'll have 1,900 posters, teasers, pictures and more for you soon enough!

    Okay, that's enough gum flapping... check out the goods below.

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

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    Get to Know Seth in this New Promo for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:00

    So far we're having a lot of fun with "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" and are wondering what you guys think. Let us know, but first check out this new promo provided by El Rey Network that focuses on Seth Gecko, who has it all planned out... or so he thinks.

    “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are on the run after a bank heist left several people dead.

    While heading to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter a former pastor and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the original film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.

    Episode 1.05 - "Self-Contained" (airs 4/8/14)
    Seth escapes the motel and leads the Fullers' RV to the Border. Meanwhile, Richie deals with an irrational fear; and Jacob (Robert Patrick) is determined to get his children safely across the Border. Directed by Joe Menendez and written by Matt Morgan and Ian Sobel.

    For more info keep your eyes on the show's Facebook page, the official El Rey Network website, El Rey Network on Facebook, and El Rey Network on Twitter.

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    Subscribe to Box of Dread to Win a Jim Henson Studios Gift and a Vampirella Book

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:13

    April is here, and we're showing off a couple of things in this month's "Seventh Box" for Box of Dread subscribers. You must be a subscriber to be eligible to win the "Seventh Box." Sign up for Box of Dread as a "mystery box" subscriber before the April 9, 12 midnight ET deadline.

    The two items we can show off from April's Box of Dread "Seventh Box" are a rare gift from the Jim Henson Studios and a Vampirella coffee table book.

    Don't miss the deadline. Sign up for Box of Dread's "mystery boxes" (for April and beyond) before 12 midnight ET on April 9th. Here's everything you need to know!

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    That's right, for around the cost of a t-shirt each month or a video game every quarter, you can sink your claws into a bounty of horror goodies, some of which are one of a kind or signed by your favorite horror stars, etc.! All you have to do is sign up for Box of Dread and sit back as a mystery box with cool horror merch is mailed right to your doorstep each month.

    Every month we randomly pick a winner of our "Special Edition Box of Dread" valued at up to $250 called the "Seventh Box". The "Seventh Box" for each month will include new movies, games, signed merch, maybe even a screen used prop! April's "Seventh Box" will include these two items below.

    Last month's "Seventh Box" winner got a rare severed head prop from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights!


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    Official Trailer Will Leave Your Mind Fractured

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:03

    The filmmaking duo of Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson follow up flicks like Night of the Demons and Fertile Ground with Fractured (formerly titled Schism), which is headed our way next week. What's that? You don't want to wait? Then check out the trailer, which teases the nightmarish brutality!

    Look for Fractured in theaters and on VOD outlets April 11th, through Seven Arts Entertainment's genre label, Dark Arts.

    The film stars Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones, Ashlynn Yennie and Nicole LaLiberte.

    Synopsis
    Fractured tells the story of Dylan White. After awaking from a coma with no idea who he is, Dylan creates a safe and and normal life for himself. It doesn’t last long as horrifying visions start to interrupt his waking moments. Following clues that take him to the dark and blood-splattered underbelly of New Orleans, Dylan meets his arch nemesis, Quincy (Vinnie Jones), and soon finds that both his life and soul are in danger. FRACTURED is a trip to the dark side, noir-style: bad men, bad dames, bad sex, and bad intentions.

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    US Trailer for Blood Glacier Thaws Out

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:48

    It's been a few months since we've had anything to report about Rammbock director Marvin Kren's Blood Glacier (review), which hit UK DVD back in January. Now that it's at long last set for release here in the states, we've gotten our very own trailer, which shows clear inspirations from John Carpenters The Thing. Dig it!

    Look for Blood Glacier in select theaters and on VOD platforms May 2nd.

    Kren's new film stars Michael Fuith, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren.

    Synopsis
    Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner; the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

    So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery. A red liquid pours from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust shrinking with climate change. This “glacier blood” turns out to be a very special juice, with unimagined effects on the local animals.

    Soon Janek has his hands full defending himself and the station against a growing horde of monstrosities: biological ones lurking outside, human ones inside. And as if all that wasn’t already dangerous enough, his heart also threatens to break: Among the minister’s entourage is Tanja, who is the only one who knows the reason for Janek’s self-chosen isolation…

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    Image Gallery Lets You Feel the Cold in July

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:37

    After impressing with films like Stake Land and We Are What We Are, Jim Mickle unleashed Cold in July on audiences at Sundance this past January, which was scooped up for release by IFC Films. While we wait, check out a gallery of stills, which see Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") once again plunging into darkness!

    Look for the film in limited theaters and VOD outlets on May 23rd.

    Cold in July also stars Vinessa Shaw, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard and Nick Damici.

    Synopsis
    Despite the trappings — guns, stakeouts, an ex-con, a private eye, a porn ring, a shootout — this isn’t an ordinary suspense novel. It’s a lean, effective character study about a man who risks his comfortable life to pursue something half-glimpsed within his psyche. He feels guilty about his father’s suicide, he doubts his ability to raise his own son, and now he’s mixed up with another father, whose son has gone into a place of great darkness. A stirring tale in which actions have consequences, and no one is left unchanged by the things that they see and do.

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    The Amityville Flies Swarm Around Young Star McKenna Grace

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:30

    Casting news for Dimension's brand new take on an enduring horror franchise, simply titled Amityville, has been coming at us hot and heavy in recent weeks, and today another actress has signed on to get haunted. Read on!

    Per Bloody Disgusting, "The Young and the Restless" star McKenna Grace is the latest to knock on Amityville's door, being cast to play the youngest daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character.

    Leigh stars as lead character Joan, a single mother who moves her three kids into the Amityville house, which of course has a very dark history. Disney star Bella Throne is also on board, and last we heard, Cameron Monaghan was in final negotiations to join the fright flick.

    Maniac remake director Franck Khalfoun will direct.

    Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular horror franchise using a found-footage angle, but that idea has been dropped as the format appears to have fallen out of favor with discerning genre fans. Amityville remains scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.

    Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala co-wrote the script and are expected to produce with Jason Blum of hit factory Blumhouse.

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    New Stage Fright Featurette Hits All the Right Notes

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:08

    A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Jerome Sable's slasher musical Stage Fright has hit this crazy thing we call the Interwebs, and we have every note of it right here for you to sing along with before screaming uncontrollably and then fleeing in terror!

    Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand TODAY, April 3rd, and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.

    Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

    Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director.







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    New Godzilla Videos Do Whatever it Takes!

    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:03

    Two more videos have arrived for Godzilla; one which introduces you to director Gareth Edwards and another which has left us with a truly painful erection so big it could take on Big G itself! Check it 'em out! The videos, not the erection... though we're pretty sure you could see it from where you are.

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

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

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