A new trailer has arrived for The CW’s “The Messengers,” which will premiere on April 17th. It focuses on angels, in whose hands the fate of the world rests. Will you be tuning in to see how things work out?
“The Messengers” Synopsis:
When a mysterious object plummets to Earth, the blinding explosion it causes sends out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers who awaken after the pulse with extraordinary gifts they can barely believe. Most mysterious of all is a figure known only as “The Man,” who brings death and suffering wherever he appears. The wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and these five newly christened Angels of the Apocalypse may be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.
“The Messengers” stars Shantel VanSanten (“Gang Related,” “One Tree Hill”), Jon Fletcher (“City of Dreams”), Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Betrayal,” “Gossip Girl”), JD Pardo (“Revolution”), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Anna Diop (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Craig Frank (“Mixology”), and Diogo Morgado (Son of God, Sol de Inverno) as The Man.
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Bruce Willis has gone from one of Hollywood’s most lovable and likable leading men to a single-expression curmudgeon over the years. Maybe a trip to Broadway will do him some good!
THR reports that Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery to Broadway and, faster than you can say Birdman, has enlisted Bruce Willis to star.
Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning actress Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House of Cards) in the play written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film that starred Kathy Bates in her Oscar-winning turn as Annie Wilkes.
Willis will play the housebound writer Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of Wilkes, who will be played by Marvel.
Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) has signed on to direct the play that will make a limited run in the fall at a theater to be announced.
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May 22, 2015. That’s the date we’ll be seeing the remake of Poltergeist in theatres. That’s over two months earlier than expected. Mark that down on your calendars, kids, or you’ll make those evil clowns angry!
In the film which is to be released in 3D, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams also star. Gil Keenan directs.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
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Sideshow Collectibles recently sent over the latest in its Court of the Dead line, Gethsemoni, Queen of the Dead Premium Format Figure, to review and show you guys… and it redefines the term “dead sexy”!
About the Queen of the Dead:
She is the first-born creation of Death, his Eve; the embodiment of his dark creative spirit, limitless guile, and soaring ambition. From high atop her spired tower, Gethsemoni, Queen of the Dead, oversees the realm of the Underworld before her. As Death’s appointed Regent she rules the Court of the Dead, a contentious assembly of beings of the netherworld that are driven by Death’s quest to Rise, Conquer, Rule!
Standing at a whopping 21.5 inches high, and 8 inches wide the queen weighs in at a hefty 12 pounds. We posed her a bit differently than the glamor shots below to better show off some of her finer assets. Check it out!
- Tom Gilliland (Design/Paint)
- Ian MacDonald (Design)
- Walter O’Neal (Design)
- Mark Newman (Sculpt)
- Kat Sapene (Paint)
- Tim Hanson (Costume Fabrication)
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James Remar, Tiffany Shepis, and more are set to topline one half of The Butcher Brothers, Mitchell Altieri’s, new film, The Night Watchmen; and we have your first details right here.
Twitch is reporting that the director of Holy Ghost People has started on his next film, written by Ken Arnold and Dan DeLuca, who both have parts in the film, and Jamie Nash.
The cast also includes Kevin Jiggetts (“Castle”), Max Gray Wilbur (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Kara Luiz (MTV’s “Jerks with Cameras”), Diona Reasonover (the upcoming “Buzzy’s”), Rain Pryor (“Head of the Class”) and Matt Servitto (“Banshee”).
“We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished ensemble cast,” said executive producer Cheryl Staurulakis. “These professionals are delivering nuanced performances of their characters, which are compassionate, psychopathic, and comedic. They are a perfect fit for The Night Watchmen.”
Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a beautiful, fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.
We’ve been keeping a really close eye on The CW’s reboot of the classic television series “Tales From the Darkside,” and today the show’s star has been revealed along with some plot details.
Deadline is reporting that Kris Lemche (pictured below; “The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has been cast as the lead in The CW pilot, a remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series that hails from writer Joe Hill and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The anthology series will feature only one regular character, Newman (Lemche). A weathered and tortured young man, Newman is the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside. Newman – a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets – knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.
Hill, Kurtzman, and Orci executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios.
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As we approach Season 3 of “Hannibal,” the good doctor’s menu continues to grow. Next up, EW is reporting that Zachary Quinto will appear in at least one episode of the third season as a patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson).
Season 3 of the dark drama will premiere in the summer of 2015 with no firm date announced just yet. It picks up one year after Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Bedelia were seen jetting off to Europe.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Independence Day 2 casting announcement which found “Survivor’s Remorse’s” Jessie Usher playing the son of Will Smith’s character, Roland Emmerich took to Twitter today to announce that Jeff Goldblum would be returning to the alien fighting fold and with him will come Liam Hemsworth!
Fox hired Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film, which Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.
Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996. Stay tuned for more as it comes.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015
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Cannibalism is one of the most horrid things a human being can engage in, but some people live to cause others horror. Some people’s hunger for chaos knows no bounds. Enter Ghoul, produced by Joe Lynch and Rob Cohen.
Directed by Petr Jakl, Ghoul will be hitting theaters on March 20th. The film stars Jennifer Armour, Jeremy Isabella, Paul S. Tracey, and Debra Garza.
GHOUL follows three Americans who travel to the Ukraine to investigate how cannibalism swept through the country during the notorious famine of 1932. After being led deep into the vast Ukrainian forest for an interview with the last known survivor of the cannibalism epidemic, they are plagued with a series of unexplainable supernatural encounters and come face to face with the evil spirit of Andrei Chikatilo, who was born in the Soviet Union and was the most violent serial killer and cannibal of all time.
We’re just over a week away from the release of Anchor Bay’s Muck, which looks to be the personification of old-school slasher fun. In other words, none of that pesky CGI, which is music to our gore-loving ears.
Check out a brand new clip from the film, which comes equipped with a monster, a buxom babe, and buckets of blood!
Muck Release Details:
This St. Patrick’s Day, Anchor Bay Entertainment invites fans for a little bit ’o the green and a LOT of the red with MUCK, a chiller seething with the greatest fear of all: that nowhere is safe! The directorial debut of Steve Wolsh, who also wrote and produced, MUCK reads like a bloody love letter filled with just the sort of jolts horror fans have been waiting to hear – and see!
Shot in state-of-the-art 4K Ultra HD resolution, MUCK is packed with old-school effects, shocks – and yes, breasts – that stick with you, creating terror with effects and stunts without the use of CGI. MUCK arrives Tuesday, March 17th – uncut, uncensored, and unrated – available on Blu-ray for $26.99 and $22.98 for the DVD.
For fans who like their 4K horror on the big screen, MUCK will also have a limited theatrical engagement starting Friday, March 13th.
After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, long forgotten and buried underneath the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their friends in the marsh, presumably dead. They stumble upon an empty Cape Cod vacation house alongside the foggy marsh and break in to take shelter.
Whatever was in the marsh is still after them, and soon after one of them goes for help, the rest of the group learns that the evil in the marsh is not the only thing that wants them dead. Something worse, something more savage, was lying in wait just outside the marsh, in the house. What happens next is unspeakable horror that cannot be unseen. These unlucky travelers spend their St. Patrick’s Day trapped between two evils forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came.
Featuring Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th films), Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”), Puja Mohindra (Foreign), Bryce Draper (Bound), and YouTube Sensation Lauren Francesca (iwantmylauren), MUCK is throwback horror at its best.
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Directed by Lluis Quilez
Distributed by Vertical Entertainment
In most horror movies, art TRULY can imitate life (and vice versa) – some spooky sights and sounds, gloomy overtones, and infinitely moronic parents who couldn’t keep track of their children if they were rigged with LED lights while towing a 500-pound lead weight strapped to their ankles; and with director Lluis Quilez’s haunted house exertion Out of the Dark, no greater facsimile could be present than that of all of the prior characteristics that I’ve mentioned… especially the dumb parents.
Our less-than-perceptive progenitors are portrayed by Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, who as Paul and Sarah Harriman, along with their sweeter-than-sugar daughter, little Hannah (Pixie Davies), are offered the opportunity to take over Sarah’s father’s manufacturing plant in Colombia. Dear old Dad is enacted by Stephen Rea, who offers us the doting grandpa image with a side of backhanded swindler to boot.
The happy family is provided a beautiful home in which to reside that was the scene of a horrific crime some time ago, and now that the blood has been washed away, along with all traces of any wrongdoing, our new residents are gullible and ready to move in. As a local holiday approaches that commemorates Spanish conquistadors locking scores of children in a temple and setting them ablaze (morbid, indeed), we gain a foothold of just who (or what) will be our main source of frights in the film.
Now, on to the uber-attentive skills that Paul and Sarah are blessed with, as wee little Hannah manages to wander off at multiple intervals during the movie, some with quick-locating results and others with frightening aftermaths… okay, not really overly terrifying, but I’m trying to paint the picture here of a couple of people who lose a kid at the drop of a hat, then drop the stink eye on those who opt to bring attention towards their deficient observational savvy. After little Hannah’s final disappearance, it comes to light that the souls of the deceased children are the cause of all the distress. Blindfolded, burn-scarred, and not really shiver-worthy, their appearance is lacking in the scare department.
For a feature that pushes 90-plus minutes, there are more than just a few slogging scenes, unfortunately with little or no reward at the end, and performance wise, the three-headed dragon consisting of Stiles, Speedman and Rea limps harmlessly through the film with little Pixie providing the early chops to outshine them all.
As the movie drew to a close and I stopped glaring at the clock on my wall, I was relieved to arrive at a conclusion that some could grasp as “lackluster,” and suffice to say, I’d much rather be in the dark than out of this one.
We have some very sad news to share today as beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, best known of course for playing Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and films, has died at the age of 83.
Per The New York Times, Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition for which was hospitalized earlier in the week.
Nimoy did dip his toes numerous times in the horror genre, appearing in “The Twilight Zone,” “Night Gallery,” and “The Outer Limits” TV shows as well as the films Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Them! (1954), and The Brain Eaters (1958).
In addition to acting and directing, Nimoy followed other artistic pursuits like poetry, photography, and music. He was born in Boston on March 26, 1931, and, along with his wife, is survived by his children, Adam and Julie Nimoy; a stepson, Aaron Bay Schuck; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and an older brother, Melvin.
We here at Dread Central send our condolences to Leonard’s family and friends and say thank you to the man himself for so many years of great entertainment.
Coming this May, Titan Comics is launching “Best of British” Month, celebrating cutting edge talent and supporting bold new visions. We have preliminary information on Best of British Month below along with a trailer.
Included in Titan’s Best of British Month are Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Rob Williams, D’Israeli, Alan Martin, Monty Nero, and many, many more! Their works will be supported with promotions, events, and press throughout the month, kicking off with Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2nd.
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A pair of new “Bates Motel” Season 3 teaser trailers have arrived to help kick off your weekend, and of course we have them both right here. Check out “Changing” and “Boom Boom” for a taste of what’s ahead in just a few more days!
From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Returned”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”), “Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years.
“Bates Motel” returns on March 9, 2015, for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder, and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leave Norma (Vera Farmiga) reluctantly more aware of Norman’s mental fragility and fearful of what he is capable of.
After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface, and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot), and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman, and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Her estranged brother and the boys’ uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson), returns to haunt the family throughout the season, challenging their bond even further.
Pressures of the outside world take hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiridakos (“Revolution”), and Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”) arrive in White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer, but they will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but in spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke), also determined to find out what is happening to Norman, becomes more emboldened, fearless, and goes after the things she wants. Familiar face Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.
Not to be confused with either our or Fango’s radio drama programs of the same name, a new indie anthology flick called Dreadtime Stories is gearing up for its festival run, and we’ve gotta say it looks pretty damned good!
The flick is coming to us via STX Media, an independent film and PR company based out of Corpus Christi, TX, comprised of director Jacob Grim and executive producer Sal Hernandez. Dreadtime Stories is home to ten tales of terror that seem to run the gamut of everything we could be looking for in a horror anthology!
To keep up on screenings of the film, check out the official STX Media Facebook Page.
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Paranormal experts Darren Evans and Rosemary Ellen Guiley have teamed up to collaborate on the first and definitive book about the most terrifying supernatural phenomenon: Zozo, a powerful demonic entity that has plagued and attacked thousands of people around the world.
Intrigued? Then read on for the full details!
The Zozo Phenomena, to be published by Visionary Living, Inc. (Guiley’s independent publishing house), will document and examine the dark history and vicious attacks of this entity and describe how victims have had their lives turned into nightmares.
Darren Evans, a paranormal researcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a first-hand experiencer who has spent years battling the attacks of Zozo on himself and his family. Evans’ own nightmare began innocently in 1984, when he and his friends found a strange home-made, Ouija-style talking board and used it for entertainment. The being who answered them was Zozo, who engaged in jolly humor and then attached itself to Evans, which enabled it to unleash ferocious attacks upon Evans’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Evans discovered that he was not alone. Zozo has victims spread all over the planet, operating under a host of aliases. Desperate to be free of the demon’s grasp and intrigued by its reach, Evans began collecting personal stories and documenting Zozo’s demonic trail.
Zozo favors Ouija and talking boards as an entry point to victims but is capable of lashing out in many ways. One of the entity’s most frightening tactics is its use of the internet to reach victims.
“I’m very excited to join forces with Rosemary on what is sure to be a fascinating look at a controversial phenomenon that continues to affect a lot of people worldwide,” said Evans. “I’ve had plans for about ten years to write a book about my experiences. After receiving hundreds of emails from people who have had run-ins with this Zozo entity on Ouija boards, I’m glad I waited. There is some disturbing new research I have found, and Rosemary and I plan to reveal it in this project along with some creepy stories sent in from people all over the world.”
Rosemary Ellen Guiley became acquainted with Evans while researching a book on the Ouija board, Ouija Gone Wild, co-authored with Rick Fisher. Guiley, a leading expert in the paranormal field, has authored more than 60 books, including The Encyclopedia of Demons & Demonology. She has conducted extensive research and investigation of negative hauntings and entity attachments.
“Darren Evans has an important personal story to share, and he has collected an amazing database on Zozo,” Guiley said. “Our book will educate people about some of the dangers that exist in the spirit world. We want to help others avoid and solve problems with attacks and attachments.”
The Zozo Phenomena will explore the nature of evil, the rise and spread of Zozo, how Zozo might select victims, solutions and remedies for attacks, and surprising facts and theories about Zozo’s secret tactics.
Below is the teaser artwork. No publication date has been set so stay tuned.
You’re out with your significant other looking to lay down some roots, and there it is… the perfect home at the perfect price. Here’s the thing though; perfection rarely pans out, and before you know it, things can go south in the blink of an eye. Such is the case with the upcoming short film Not Well. Read on for your first look!
Erin Cummings (Late Phases, The Last Word, “Spartacus: Blood & Sand,” “The Astronaut Wives Club”), Rob Zabrecky (“Lost River”), Dan John Miller (Walk the Line, Eloise), and newcomers Ella Maltby and Gabriela Moncivais star.
The film was directed and produced by Luke Jaden (King Ripple).
FOR SALE: A beautiful two-story starter home in a quaint little neighborhood. Spacious, well built, and a real bargain price! One little thing we should mention: All former occupants have never left alive.
Sometimes a good poster can be all you need to sell a movie, and this one? Well, this one just earned a special place in our black little hearts. Check out the first eye candy for Morbid from Wild Eye Releasing.
Look for ZombiesDontRun.net writer Chuck Conry’s debut film on July 21st!
In this low budget 80s slasher homage, a small Tennessee town becomes the playground to a sadistic, masked killer. But with the town’s sheriff and locals more worried about the big high school football game than getting to the bottom of the murders, a detective from out of town must rush to save the lives of a group of teens throwing a party in the middle of all the mayhem.
Since Dread Central’s own Zombieworld DVD hit the streets this week, we’ve been getting great support from everyone. So, to celebrate this success, we’re doubling the prizes for February’s Box of Dread “selfie” contest to four Zombieworld DVDs. Yes, 4 Box of Dread acolytes will win a Zombieworld DVD each!
The February Box of Dread “selfie” contest deadline has also been extended to Monday March 2nd, at 12 midnight PST. So, your chances to win a Zombieworld DVD have just quadrupled!
To win one of these four DVDs, Box of Dread subscribers will have to post a “selfie” on the Box of Dread Facebook page by following these instructions:
1) Take a “selfie” of yourself with any Zombieworld item from February’s box. If you’re shy, take the pic with your pet, a toy figure, a poster, or anything with a face.
2) Post the pic on our Box of Dread Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfDread). You can also post the pic on your Instagram or Twitter feed for extra entries.
3) THIS IS IMPORTANT – Tag the “selfie” with #BoxOfDread and #Zombieworld so that we can find your pictures. If you use a different name/handle on FB, message us your name on Facebook so that we can find your account.
5) The deadline is March 2nd at 12 midnight PST. We’ll announce the winners on our Box of Dread Facebook page the next day (or two).
Are you missing out on this contest because you aren’t getting a Box of Dread? Here’s your chance to subscribe so that you can get in on next month’s “selfie” contest. In addition to getting your monthly fix of horror items mailed to your doorsteps, one active Box of Dread subscriber each month will win the Seventh Box.
For even more pictures and videos, check out Box of Dread on Social Media!
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The Mourning, a new sci-fi/horror project, is heading our way in mid-March from MTI Home Video; and on tap today we have your first look at the DVD artwork, a still featuring most of the cast members, and the film’s trailer.
Directed by Marc Clebanoff (Break, Gerald), The Mourning stars Michael Walton (The Darkness Descending), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Dominique Swain (Lolita), Sally McDonald (Crushed), Larry Hankin (Home Alone), Peter Dobson (Frighteners), Kinga Phillips (6 Ways to Sundown), and Brooke Lewis (Starship: Rising).
The film’s release date is March 17, 2015.
20 years after going MIA in Desert Storm, Aaron (Walton) returns home under mysterious conditions, not having aged since his disappearance, and must reestablish relationships with loved ones before an imminent return to an ambiguous other-worldly existence.
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