Long before Spider-Man got rebooted and any wolves got punched in The Grey, Sam Raimi and Liam Neeson collaborated on a superhero flick with a Gothic love story that was a hit with both audiences and critics.
To celebrate the release of the Darkman: Collector's Edition, Scream Factory is sponsoring an amazing contest. Two winners will receive a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray each, and one Grand Prize winner will get both a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray AND a limited-edition 18"x24" poster (only 200 have been printed) featuring the newly commissioned artwork!
Dread Central readers can to enter this contest by sending us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
If the link doesn't work for you (because your browser is not set up with your email program), email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as "Darkman". Don't forget to include your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS.
This contest will end on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 12:00 midnight PT. Please note that by entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Scream Factory/Shout! Factory use of your email address.
If you cannot wait, you can buy the Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray directly from Scream Factory's website.
SCREAM FACTORY will release DARKMAN: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, the DARKMAN: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being, but one...
Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in this explosive, action-packed thriller from director Sam Raimi. Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love (McDormand).
It's that special time when before we have to focus on returning to work Monday morning, we get to go "inside" the episode of "The Walking Dead" we just watched. Along with that and a making-of video for Ep. 4.11, "Claimed," we also have a sneak peek of the upcoming Ep. 4.12, "Still."
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.11 - "Claimed" (aired 2/23/14)
Just when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) thinks he's going to be able to relax, he's faced with multiple immediate threats. Other members of the group deal with their past. Written by Nichole Beattie and Seth Hoffman; directed by Seith Mann.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.12 - "Still" (airs 3/2/14)
A bizarre but enlightening mission is brought on by a group member's simple request.
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 be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
No. Your eyes do not deceive you. There's already another edition of Dinner for Fiends. This is part of our effort to do them a bit shorter in length and on a more frequent basis. Though I am missing the "It's been so long since we last did a DFF that..." jokes. That being said, over an hour of auditory goodness awaits. Feast.
On this menu you’ll mostly hear from me, Matt, Buz, and Andrew (Foy was unable to join us due to needed work at master control) as we spend most of the time discussing “True Detective," the finer points of Nurse along with its star - Paz De La Huerta's commanding vagina, and little known flicks that NEED a Blu-ray release badly.
Other topics covered include:
In two new clips from "Fly Away," Ep. 2.06 of "The Following," Lily and Luke agree that Ryan must pay while Max tends to her uncle's wounds. New cast members Sam Underwood, Jessica Stroup, and especially Connie Nielsen really shine in these scenes.
"The Following" Episode 2.06 - "Fly Away" (2/24/14, 9-10PM; repeats 3/1/14, 9-10PM)
Looking for back-up and hoping to execute their plan, Ryan and Max contact the FBI. But Weston has other ideas, leading to a standoff between good and evil.
Meanwhile, Joe’s new relationship escalates into uncharted territory, and Luke (Sam Underwood) finds himself in a troubling situation.
Related Story: New Images from "The Following" Episode 2.06 - "Fly Away"
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang.
Guest Cast: Valerie Cruz as Agent Gina Mendez; Camille De Pazzis as Giselle; Bambadjan Bamba as Sami.
Monroe's mom (i.e., the great Dee Wallace), Aunt Marie's trailer, and scalped corpses all make an appearance in these new stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.13, "Revelation." With "Grimm" and "Hannibal" teaming up next Friday, this coming week cannot end soon enough!
"Grimm" Episode 3.13 - "Revelation" (airs 2/28/14; 9-10PM)
THE SEARCH FOR A SCALP-COLLECTING SERIAL KILLER CONTINUES AS MONROE’S BATTLE AT HOME INTENSIFIES -- Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) fights an impossible battle to convince his parents (guest stars Dee Wallace and Chris Mulkey) to embrace the life choices he’s made.
Meanwhile, Nick (David Giuntoli) turns to Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) to help him figure out the Wesen aspect of his cop-killing scalper investigation.
On the Royal baby front, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) learns new information that forces him to contact Adalind (Claire Coffee) in the interest of keeping her and the baby safe from Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof).
Shohreh Aghdashloo also guest stars; Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee also star. Written by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf and directed by Terrence O'Hara.
We're pretty sure that if you watched Season 1 of "Hannibal," you're just as excited as we are about its return next Friday. If you're among those who missed it, then remedy that this Sunday by taking part in the #13HourDevour on Amazon Instant.
Along with a new promo and some "one week" artwork for the show that you won't be able to get out of your head, below are the details on the "Devour Event" via Amazon:
#13HourDevour Event this Sunday, February 23rd
Join us on Sunday, 2/23, at 9am PT/12pm ET on Twitter at @AmazonVideo for a Hannibal Season 1 live-binge event complete with a Q&A with star Hugh Dancy. Official hashtags are #13HourDevour and #QforHugh.
"Hannibal" Season 2 premieres on Friday, February 28th.
Related Story: See all of our "Hannibal" coverage here.
— Hannibal (@NBCHannibal) February 21, 2014
"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (airs 2/28/14; 10-11PM)
Will (Hugh Dancy) is determined to fight for his innocence as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) try to wrap their heads around the fact he’s behind bars.
Meanwhile, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) faces a strained relationship with Will while Kade Purnell (Cynthia Nixon) with the FBI pays him a visit.
Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Gillian Anderson.
We're not sure how many more twists and turns "Helix" has up its sleeve, but we're certainly enjoying the ride so far. And even more revelations are promised in next week's Episode 1.09, "Level X." Here's a look at the first four minutes.
The 13-episode series stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier.
"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica."
"Helix" Episode 1.09 - "Level X" (airs 2/28/14)
Secrets come to the light, and unlikely alliances are established when Hatake reveals a startling truth about the real reason the CDC is at the base. At the same time, Alan and Walker take on a dangerous mission to destroy what's left of the NARVIK virus.
The lead role in NBC's "Constantine" reboot appears to have been found as reports are coming in that Matt Ryan (Armistice, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," "The Tudors") is finalizing an agreement with the network and Warner Bros. TV.
Per Deadline, Welsh actor Ryan will portray the DC Comics character John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending humanity against dark forces from beyond.
Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.
The pilot was written by "The Mentalist" executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Man of Steel, "Da Vinci’s Demons"). Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, "Game of Thrones") will direct.
Could the witches themselves have been behind everything that went down in Salem in 1692? That's the question raised by this new promo for WGN America's "Salem." Check it out, and let us know if you'll be watching the premiere on Sunday, April 20th.
“Salem” enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.
Related Story: New Photos from WGN America's "Salem"
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”), Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”), Seth Gabel (“Fringe”), Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”), Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre), and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer).
Rebekah Awakens to a Nightmare in this Second Sneak Peek of The Originals Ep. 1.14 - Long Way Back from Hell
Earlier today we posted a clip from "The Originals" Episode 1.14, "Long Way Back from Hell," featuring Elijah (see it here), and now it's Rebekah's turn. Check out this second sneak peek of the ep, in which she awakens to a nightmare.
"The Originals" Episode 1.14 - "Long Way Back from Hell" (airs 2/25/14, 8-9pm)
When Rebekah (Claire Holt) finds herself locked up in the sanatorium where she worked in 1919, she realizes a witch named Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) is back to seek revenge and to reveal dark secrets that would destroy Rebekah if exposed.
A distraught Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) for help when one of his decisions puts Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah’s lives in danger. With time working against them, Marcel realizes he may hold valuable information that could lead them to Rebekah and Klaus, but revealing it will almost certainly result in deadly consequences.
Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
Working on the inside of the movie business, we've been privy to some things that are so completely far-fetched that they will leave you scratching your head. Case in point: this conversation actor Patrick Hercamp had with filmmaker Ivann DeCarlo.
Apparently DeCarlo had contacted Hercamp about being in his upcoming zombie movie. The results are... well, you just have to read it yourself.
Much respect to Hercamp for handling this situation with dignity and grace. But before you go on a witch hunt for DeCarlo, AND YOU SHOULDN'T as people like this are better off left alone, Hercamp offers this nugget of wisdom on his Facebook page...
"Even though I was verbally abused and threatened by this guy...don't stoop to his level and go out on a witch hunt for him. It was more of a cautionary tale of what people to avoid."
Amen to that, Patrick. Pure class. God love ya!
Finally next week the Olympics will be over and all our favorite TV shows return to the airwaves. Among them is "The Vampire Diaries," and here's a clip from Episode 5.14, "No Exit," in which Matt was clearly hoping he was returning to an empty house.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.14 - "No Exit" (airs 2/27/14, 8-9pm):
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS — As Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan (Paul Wesley) begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene. For reasons of her own, Elena (Nina Dobrev) volunteers to come along.
Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) enlists the Travelers to set a trap that will once again test Damon’s friendship with Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey).
After a heart-to-heart talk with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda), Matt (Zach Roerig) enlists Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) help to protect Elena, leading to a violent confrontation. Later, when Stefan tries to comfort a dejected Caroline, their conversation leads to a horrifying realization.
Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Brian Young.
We've been waiting to see what Eli Roth will be doing next, and finally the word has come. According to The Wrap, Roth is reuniting with his buddies from Aftershock, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, for Knock Knock.
Roth will direct from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Lopez and Amoedo. Roth will also produce with Colleen Camp (Squirrels to the Nuts), a veteran actress who can currently be seen in American Hustle.
The story follows two young girls who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man, where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life. For us that means lots of boobs, blood, and mayhem! So good!
Knock Knock, which is budgeted under $10 million, is scheduled to start production in April.
Things remain chilly between the Winchesters in this sneak peek of "Supernatural" Episode 9.14, "Captives." Is a spring thaw in the cards for our battling brothers?
"Supernatural" Episode 9.14 - "Captives" (airs 2/25/14, 9-10pm)
THE BUNKER IS HAUNTED — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are stunned to discover the Men of Letters’ bunker is haunted. Their investigation leads them to a storage facility where the demons have been keeping a prize possession.
Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) is captured by Bartholomew (guest star Adam Harrington).
Jerry Wanek directed the episode written by Robert Berens.
We knew we wouldn't have long to wait for Will's trial to start once "Hannibal" Season 2 kicks off, and now word has come that it's happening in Episode 2.03, "Hassun." Check out the ep's full synopsis, and be sure to tune in next Friday night for the premiere!
"Hannibal" Season 2 begins on Friday, February 28th with Episode 2.01, "Kaiseki."
Related Story: See all of our "Hannibal" coverage here.
"Hannibal" Episode 2.03 - "Hassun" (airs 3/14/14; 10-11PM)
WILL GRAHAM’S TRIAL BEGINS, BUT WHEN AN AVID FAN STARTS RECREATING CRIMES SIMILAR TO THOSE WILL IS ACCUSED OF COMMITTING, EVEN WILL’S STRONGEST DETRACTORS ARE FORCED TO RECONSIDER THE CASE AGAINST HIM AS CYNTHIA NIXON GUEST STARS -- Will Graham’s (Hugh Dancy) trial begins, and he must watch as those closest to him are forced to take sides.
Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), already in hot water from Alana Bloom’s (Caroline Dhavernas) scathing report about his conduct with Will, is pulled in conflicting directions. He acknowledges that he may be partially to blame for pushing his star pupil over the edge.
To add confusion to an already suspenseful trial, a court bailiff is killed in a copycat-like manner, and those closest to Will start to wonder if they were wrong about him. The outcome of the entire trial hangs in the balance as one last key victim is served up.
Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Raúl Esparza.
Our friends over at Aullidos scored the first images of a nearly unrecognizable Matthew Fox in the new chiller Welcome to Harmony, and we have 'em for you right here. Dig it!
Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice”) and Matthew Fox (“Lost”) star in the post-apocalyptic horror movie Welcome to Harmony, which serves as the English-language debut of Spanish director Miguel Ángel Vivas' (Kidnapped).
Ahna O’Reilly (The Help), Quinn McColgan (Non-Stop), and Clara Lago (I Want You) co-star.
Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) and Juan Sola are producing through their Ombra Films banner along with Hernany Perla (Ghost Team One). Vivas and Alberto Marini adapted Juan de Dios Garduno’s bestselling book Y pese a todo.
Production has begun in Budapest.
Nine years after an infection turns most of humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack, and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the creatures appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.
XLrator Media's latest film from The Butcher Brothers, entitled Holy Ghost People (review), is now in limited theatrical release; and we have an entire image gallery full of their weird beliefs right here for you, free of any threats which may come via snakebite.
The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers).
Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson star.
XLrator Media also released Holy Ghost People on VOD and iTunes on February 18th.
Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate.
If you're a horror fan in the Los Angeles area, then the New Beverly Cinema has probably had your weekend plans covered once or twice. This Saturday it's a 35mm screening of 1990's Child's Play 2, complete with a pre-movie Q&A with awesome guests.
Screening this Saturday, February 22nd, at 11:59 PM, Child's Play 2 is part of Brian Collins' Horror Movie A Day / New Beverly Midnights ongoing series. It means you get to enjoy one of the best films in an admittedly terrific franchise, and it should be an absolute joy to experience with a group of enthusiastic horror fans.
The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased here. The doors open at 11:59 PM, and the event will feature a Q&A with screenwriter/Chucky creator Don Mancini and director John Lafia.
I always loved this particular trailer as a kid - it's got the right level of humor and menace - and fondly recall begging my parents to let me see it in theaters. They didn't (jerks!), and so you LA readers should absolutely take this opportunity to go in my stead!
With Cheap Thrills finally arriving today on Movies On Demand, I’m willing to bet that a lot of you are planning to cuddle up tonight and descend into this movie's fast track to madness.
At its center Cheap Thrills shows an encounter between the conniving and the conflicted, focusing on two old acquaintances that force themselves to challenge each other with extreme acts of deplorable human behavior. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun, and they win lots of money.
The day after the film’s raucous premiere at Fantastic Fest back in September, actors Pat Healy and Ethan Embry sat down with Dread Central to talk a little about the film.
PH: Oh, Dread Central, the Rastafarian magazine, right?
DC: (laughs) That’s right. We only cover horror films from Jamaica.
EE: (laughing) That’s probably one of your top shelves! That was really good, buddy.
PH: Yeh, Dread Central, mon! No, I know what is, I’m just teasing.
DC: So, I’m guessing last night was probably the craziest premiere you’ve been a part of in a while. At least, the first one where you’ve taken your pants off, I hope.
PH: No, I can’t say that that’s true.
EE: Usually, it’s after the movie.
PH: I knew I was going to do that because I had the pants still and everything and I knew that it would be of value to someone. I certainly don’t care. I’m not that attached to them. The kid that got ‘em was the kid who dipped his balls in the sriracha sauce. I ended up talking to him after that all night, and we had VIP seats at the [Fantastic] Debates. He told me it was one of the greatest nights of his life.
EE: Out of context, that sentence is going to be very interesting.
DC: So, Pat, you were originally up for David Koechner’s part, right?
PH: Yeah, they wanted me to play this part, Craig, and I’m not financeable or whatever. The producers or someone who was giving money somehow was trying to get a bigger name to do it. So, when I met with them, it was with the intention that I’d be playing Craig, but they let me know that such-and-such and so-and-so was going to be reading for that part. So, they asked me if I would be interested in this role of Colin and I was disappointed but I loved this script and it wasn’t something I’d done before. Certainly, on the page it’s different. It is the role that it is because David played it and he does all the improv that he does. I can’t imagine that now.
EE: He brought an entirely different thing than what was on the page.
DC: It’s a lot more physical.
EE: It’s hard to see it any other way now.
PH: I don’t know what I would have done. My mind went immediately to some kind of sleazy, Hollywood hipster guy. It took a couple of months with casting and trying to get the money together and then this movie Compliance came out and it did pretty well. So that finally convinced them to hire me.
DC: Were earlier versions of the script a lot gorier and a lot darker? There’s really only one really gory scene and I think that the fact that it happens that way makes it a lot more powerful when it happens. Was there anything that went further than that?
EE: Not in what I read.
PH: There are earlier drafts from what I understand. There’s one that’s much more broadly comic and I think there’s one that’s much more dark. I think Evan [Katz] said something like that they kill a pregnant woman or something in one. If that was in the script, I probably would have asked for that to be removed.
EE: Because it doesn’t go that far. It really doesn’t. It doesn’t go beyond plausibility.
PH: It’s just trying to shock people and there’s nothing in our movie that’s just to shock. Everything logically follows from what comes before it and that’s what I liked about the script. That’s why the movie moves so well.
DC: Do you think that if Vince was a family man, too, it would have gone as far as it did? Or even further? One of the things I like about the movie is it’s asking the question of who is going to go further? Someone who has everything to lose or someone that has nothing to lose?
EE: Without ruining anything for people who haven’t seen it, I think that the reason why I stop doing what you think I’m about to do is because all I have to think about is myself. And I think I stop doing it for the same reason that he does it. He does it for his family. There are still selfish reasons behind it but I think the reason why I stop doing it is because I think about his family. Because it’s just me, I’m the only one that pays the consequence. Being a father, ninety percent of what I decide to or decide not to do is based on my son’s well-being. So, I think if he had a family I think he would have continued.
PH: I like a twist in the movie that [Vince] is the only truly moral person and you think of him as the dirtbag. He’s the one that really has a code and stands by his word. There’s a great vulnerability to his character that’s sort of unexpected.
DC: Do you think the film will be therapeutic in a way for some people that have held some old grudges?
PH: You know what’s amazing? I don’t have a grudge with this guy but my old punk rock buddy from high school lives here now with his family and he came last night. And we haven’t seen each other for twenty years. He’s been in the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan and we reconnected recently. It was just really emotional for me. We did have that kind of relationship. He couldn’t stop smiling and he couldn’t stop hugging me. It’s interesting that I could kind of relate to that experience and I’ve certainly had relationships that did not stand the test of time. I wondered what would have happened if I’d stayed around.
DC: How crazy was the set? Was there a lot of Dubstep pumping out? With all the fake drug use, were you doing jumping jacks to stay pumped up? How was the atmosphere?
PH: The entire shoot was fourteen days and eleven of those days was the stuff in the house. It was a hundred degrees and we had a heat wave around the middle of September. It was like a hundred and twenty in a house without air conditioning. We didn’t have any prep time and it’s a tough movie so it was really crazy intense. You know the big scene in the movie where the big scene happens and it’s all gory and crazy? Somebody lost the chip from the camera that that was shot on. It got recorded over.
DC: Oh no, you had to do it all over again?
PH: I had to do it again two days later. That was insane. I’ve been telling people, it was like the microcosm of that Apocalypse Now documentary or Burden of Dreams about the making of Fitzcarraldo. It was like that but like a mini-version. And actually, someone did film everything so, someday, they’ll be a documentary.
EE: As crazy as that shit was and as panicked as it could feel, and as kinetic as the sort of energy we had going on, I am only happy on a set. I am the most content as a human and as a man doing what I live to do.
DC: Well, you really grew up on set more so than Pat, I believe.
EE: That’s my home and I know Evan found his home. Everyone was the orphan that finally got adopted by Orphan Annie’s Pop. It’s just my home now. It’s the most uncontrollable, wild ride ever.
The directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills was acquired by Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment, following its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the "Midnighters Audience Award." Cinedigm holds the home entertainment distribution rights, including DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital platforms.
Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.
Syfy and The Asylum are swimming through the snowy banks of New York City while filming the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, and the first footage of the shoot has surfaced! Check it out!
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie. Osbourne will portray a flight attendant, and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch – who starred in the iconic New York-based TV series "Taxi" – will be a cab driver named Ben. Fox will play Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ziering), and Mark McGrath – lead singer of the rock band Sugar Ray and "Killer Karaoke" host – will play Fin’s brother-in-law.
Sharknado 2 is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July.
Read our original Sharknado review here and a Q&A with star Tara Reid and director Anthony Ferrante here.