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New A Haunted House One-Sheets Spoof Blumhouse

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:41

There's been no question that Blumhouse had released some of the most well received horror movies of the last few years. So of course they're perfect for A Haunted House 2 to spoof! Look for the flick on April 18th!

The sequel to A Haunted House catches back up with Malcolm (Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.

Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle, and Cedric The Entertainer star.

Open Road Films is releasing the spoof, which is directed by Michael Tiddes and co-written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez.

Synopsis
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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Adrianne Palicki and Don Johnson Return in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Episode 1.04 - Let's Get Ramblin'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:27

On the heels of announcing a greenlight for Season Two of their popular new original project "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," El Rey Network has provided info on Episode 1.04, "Let's Get Ramblin'," premiering Tuesday, April 1st.

“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.

The all-new episode features special guest star Adrianne Palicki and an unexpected blast from the past. El Rey didn't release a preview of the ep so below you'll find an ad for the Big Kahuna Burger, which had its on-screen debut in Episode 1.03.

Episode 1.04 - "Let's Get Ramblin'" (airs 4/1/14)
The Gecko Brothers take the Fuller family hostage and attempt to leave the motel undetected. But Freddie (Jesse Garcia) - led by the same force that has been guiding Richie - arrives at their door, igniting a clash that nearly destroys them all. Written by Marcel Rodriguez and directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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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Get an Insider Look at The Following Episode 2.10 - Teacher's Pet

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:05

"The Following." Are any of you guys still watching? We are despite the fact that each week has us rolling our eyes at the stupidity of some of the characters. In any event, in this "Insider" look at Episode 2.10, "Teacher's Pet," we hear from the cast and crew.

"The Following" Episode 2.10 - "Teacher's Pet" (aired 3/24/14, 9-10PM; repeats 3/29/14, 9-10PM)
RYAN HARDY COMES ONE STEP CLOSER TO JOE CARROLL -- As his power over the Korban cult grows, Joe sets a deadly plan in action using new acolytes to carry out his demands.

Meanwhile, Ryan and Max devise a plan to contact Joe in hopes of tracking down his whereabouts, and Weston meets with a face from the past.

Related Story: It's a Deadly Mess in these Images from "The Following" Episode 2.11 - "Freedom"

"The Following" Episode 2.11 - "Freedom" (3/31/14, 9-10PM; repeats 4/5/14, 9-10PM)
A deadly massacre, thought to be sparked by Joe Carroll, leads Ryan and Mike into very dangerous territory. But as more details are revealed, they realize another leader might be on the rise.

Meanwhile, Joe continues to train the Korban cult and confirms his new plans with Emma and those who doubt him.

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: Shane McRae as Robert; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; John Lafayette as Captain Turner; Felix Solis as Agent Clarke; Tom Patrick Stephens as Decklan; Florence Faivre as Serena; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews

For more info visit "The Following" website, "like" "The Following" on Facebook, and follow "The Following" on Twitter.

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Magnet Releasing Wants to Take You on a Honeymoon

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:49

The folks over at Magnet Releasing love all of us horror fans very much. I know this because they're constantly releasing quality genre product. And now, to show us how much they truly care, they're even going to take us on a Honeymoon (review). How romantic is that?! Read on for all the lovey dovey details!

From the Press Release
The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired world rights to HONEYMOON, the chilling directorial debut from Leigh Janiak, which had its world premiere at SXSW earlier this month.

HONEYMOON features rising star Rose Leslie (HBO’s "Game of Thrones," "Downton Abbey") and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger, "Penny Dreadful"). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced.

Leslie and Treadaway star as young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

Christina Rogers and the Magnolia Pictures International team will be representing the film at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes. All international rights are available.

HONEYMOON will next be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Magnet will release the film later this year.

“HONEYMOON is an auspicious debut from the very talented Leigh Janiak, who has a preternatural mastery of tone and mounting dread, not to mention a deft hand with actors,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway have stunning chemistry—they light up the screen.”

Said director Janiak: "I feel incredibly honored to have my first feature in Magnet's smart and expert hands. I'm so excited to work with them—they're the perfect home for the film, and I know they will do great things with it."

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Insert Yourself and Friends Into Interactive Poster for The Den

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:44

It's the little things that keep us going here at Dread Central, like promotional gimmicks for new horror flicks. Hot on the heels of the release of IFC's The Den (review) comes this bit of interactive fun, which allows you to insert yourself and your friends into the film's poster.

All you've gotta do is upload some pictures, and voila, you become a part of the voyeuristic thriller, which is being described as Rear Window for the internet age. Head over to The Den's official website to get started!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Dread Central Live: Joe Begos, Graham Skipper, and Josh Ethier Are Almost Human - WATCH NOW!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:30

Dread Central Live is taking a mid-season break, but we'll be returning on April 21st with something very special. In the interim check out our chat with the cats from Almost Human (review) - director Joe Begos along with stars Graham Skipper and Josh Ethier.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

Dread Central has ALWAYS been brought to you by fans for fans. We consider you guys our peers, and since we don't have - and have never had - a parent company behind us, we like to think that the site and everything it does belongs to you. That being said... tweet us @DreadCentral with your questions and comments, and we'll be answering everything that we can get to in REAL TIME.

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Alien Documentary Mirage Men Now Available for Digital Download

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21

Whether or not you choose to believe in extraterrestrial beings, there's no denying that the topic of discussion is an utterly fascinating one that manages to capture the imagination like no other.

Personally, I'm still not even sure what my feelings are on the matter, but what I can say is that there will never be enough documentaries in the world to fully satiate my interest in the topic.

The latest of such documentaries, titled Mirage Men, was just digitally released today, and it looks to be one of the more fascinating ones we've yet seen, peeling back the curtain and exploring government coverups in an effort to at long last expose the truth.

Sound interesting? Head over to Yekra to digitally rent the doc, and whet your appetite with the trailer below!

Synopsis
Directed by John Lundberg, Mark Pilkington, Roland Denning, and Kypros Kyprianou, Perception Management’s Mirage Men has already generated buzz at Austin’s Fantastic Fest in September and at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November. The film examines how, for nearly 60 years, teams within the U.S. Air Force and Intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and ET visitations as part of their counterintelligence programs. In doing so, they spawned a mythology so powerful that it captivated and warped many brilliant minds, including several of their own. Now, for the first time, some of those behind these operations, and their victims, speak out, revealing a true story that is part Manchurian Candidate and part Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Trailer for Horror Love Letter Son of Ghostman Is Sure to Make You Smile

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:08

Our own Scott Hallam recently wrote that Son of Ghostman (review) should without a doubt be watched by all horror fans, despite the fact that it's not really a horror film. Rather, it's a love letter to horror films and the fans like us who simply cannot get enough of them.

Today we've got the trailer for Son of Ghostman on tap for ya, which will give you an idea of what Scott was talking about. Check it out, and let us know if you see just a little bit of yourself in it!

Written and directed by Kurt Larson, the film stars Larson himself as well as Devin Ordoyne and Angela Gulner.

Synopsis
Denny McNamara has been recently dumped, he’s unemployed, and his older brother, Harold, is threatening to sell the house Denny rents. By all accounts he’s a loser. Motivated by his childhood hero, a local celebrity horror host named Ghostman, Denny tries to find his identity by throwing on monster makeup and becoming the “Son” of Ghostman. Thing is, Denny isn’t exactly suited for the role, but his awkward pain-inducing videos go viral anyway, and he must decide what and where his future lies.

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Kevin Tancharoen's The Gable 5 Web Series Pilot Now Live!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:55

Kevin Tancharoen endeared himself to horror fans with his kick-ass Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, and now he's back with the pilot for another one, The Gable 5, starring ass kicker supreme Eliza Dushku.

The Gable 5, which premiered today exclusively on Machinima, is directed by Tancharoen and written by him and Scott Martin. Producers are Hayden Roush and Marina Stabile.

Synopsis:
In a remote location, a secret facility exists unlike anything the world has ever seen. Run by Dr. Conrad Gable, a renowned neurologist, the facility is years ahead of its time when it comes to the technology it's using to research the human body. With an unlimited budget backed by a classified department of the government, Dr. Gable's motives appear to be for the greater good of humanity - the chance to create a drug so powerful it could be used to win every battle, every war, with no casualties.

Now all he needs are 5 test subjects...

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Rowdy Official Teaser Trailer for Into The Storm

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:54

Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for the teaser trailer for the found footage flick Into the Storm directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), we now have the teaser trailer. Oh, and a badass poster too.

From the Press Release
From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Quale is directing the film from a screenplay by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), and Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer, TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).

Quale’s behind-the-scenes creative team consists of several members of his Final Destination 5 roster, including director of photography Brian Pearson, production designer David Sandefur, editor Eric Sears, and composer Brian Tyler, as well as costume designer Kimberly Adams (associate costume designer for the Chronicles of Narnia films).

New Line Cinema production, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken Road production, Into the Storm. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.




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Get Ravaged by the Phantasm: Ravager Teaser Trailer

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:28

Well, that was fast! Just a few days after the announcement came that Phantasm: Ravager was complete, along comes a teaser trailer. Check it out along with additional details about the film right here, and expect lots more soon!

From the Press Release:
Filmmaker Don Coscarelli has announced that PHANTASM: RAVAGER, the long-awaited fifth and final entry in his classic horror Phantasm series, has completed principal photography.

The original Phantasm was a worldwide critical and box office smash, spawning a huge cult of fans around the world and three well received sequels.

For the first time in the franchise's history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman. Hartman is a multiple Emmy-nominated animation director, whose work can be seen in such celebrated shows as Transformers Prime and Roughnecks: Starship Troopers. Serious genre fans have long been familiar with Hartman’s edgier output, including two blood-soaked music videos for Rob Zombie ("American Witch" and "Lords of Salem") and his illustrations of Steve Niles' Strange Cases for Image Comics.

"I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set," noted Coscarelli, who co-wrote the film with Hartman and produced the film under his Silver Sphere banner along with executive producer Brad Baruh. "David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. He did terrific visual effects on that and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, John Dies at the End. Our aesthetics are in sync, and he's quite an experienced director in his own right," Coscarelli stated.

"Having worked with Don [Coscarelli] before and being a huge fan of the entire Phantasm franchise, it was a great honor to do RAVAGER with him," says Hartman. "This film is a real turning point in the series. There's real closure for the core characters that I hope fans will respond to. We were fortunate to shoot amazing new sequences with horror icon Angus Scrimm—he has terrific scenes with Reggie (Bannister) and Mike (Michael Baldwin) that are truly powerful.”

Production on RAVAGER took place in and around Southern California over the past two years. "The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system," Coscarelli notes. "We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class. And for the first time there’s an extended sequence on the Tall Man’s home world. I know Phantasm fans will be as excited as I am to see it.”

RAVAGER features Reggie Bannister (a veteran of all five films) in his decades-long pursuit of the malevolent Tall Man, and it finally forces him to confront the mysteries at the heart of the Phantasm saga. The entire original cast is back including Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, and Angus Scrimm, along with some great new characters. Coscarelli allows, “There are also some surprises thrown in that I promise will astonish long-time fans.”

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Peter and the Colossus Eyeball a New Poster

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:00

A new one-sheet in promotion of indie filmmaker Mitchel Viernes' new practical effects extravaganza, Peter and the Colossus, is here; and it stokes our love for men in monster suits over CGI tenfold. Check it out!

The film stars Aubrey Robbins and Marcus Lavatai.

Synopsis
In the wake of her parents' sudden passing, Rachel Miller struggles to juggle two jobs while also taking care of her estranged younger brother, Peter. Traumatized from the loss, Peter refuses to utter a single word, making a social connection with anyone else very difficult. After school each day, Peter walks through a forest on his way home in order to avoid any confrontation with the school bullies, and on the way he makes an unlikely friendship that teaches him how to let others in and even helps mend his relationship with Rachel.

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Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun Takes a Shot on Blu-ray and DVD

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00

Another Jezebeth flick in on the way entitled Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun, and we've got a load of stills, the artwork, and more for you right here. Check it all out!

From the Press Release
SGL Entertainment has just unveiled the new poster artwork for the full length vampire western film JEZEBETH 2: HOUR OF THE GUN, directed by Damien Dante and starring Ana Santos as Jezebeth.

The controversial artwork shows the image of “Abigail,” a young child holding a gun with her mouth sewn shut and her eyes revealing her black, empty soul. Abigail is played by Gracie Serrano, an amazing young child actress.

“It's the year 1881, and the outlaw vampires Jezebeth and Billie Gunn, now bitter enemies, have parted ways after a human child is gunned down in cold blood. Now, after 130 years, that same child who became a vampire is used by the outlaw Billie Gunn as bait to lure Jezebeth back to the land where it all began for a bloody final showdown.

JEZEBETH 2: HOUR OF THE GUN is written, directed, and produced by Damien Dante with executive producers Jeffrey A. Swanson and David O'Brient, Jr. The original music score is by Chris Thomas ("CSI," "LOST:). The movie will be hitting many major film festivals this summer and will be set for a worldwide release just before Christmas 2014. Cable television, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Video On Demand deals already in place via SGL Entertainment, Indie Rights Distribution, and other media partners.

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere - Michael Steves' Clinger

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:30

There's an old saying... you always remember your first love. Even if you're dead, buried, and now floating about in a non-corporeal state. Hey, things happen, ya know? That's exactly the case in the upcoming horror comedy Clinger.

Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Alica Monet Caldwell, Jeffrey Bean, Debbie Rochon, and Lisa Wilcox star. Michael Steves directs from a script he wrote with Gabi Chennisi and Bubba Fish.

Synopsis
Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living. Clinger is a blood-soaked comedy about the horrors of first love.

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No April Fool's Joke! RiffTrax Coming to TV on April 1st and It's Going to Be a Total Riff-Off!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:00

For years now the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" alumni at RiffTrax have been producing video riffs, MP3 riffs, and live movie theater broadcasts. On April 1st RiffTrax is finally going primetime.

Fill your head with knowledge while having belly laughs as you experience a "Total Riff-Off" thanks to the National Geographic Channel of all networks.

Word began breaking across the internet a few days ago that Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, formerly of MST3K/currently of RiffTrax, were poised to return to TV on April Fool's Day, poking fun at some of National Geographic's programming. Now we have official confirmation from the Riffers themselves. Here's what they had to say on the RiffTrax website:

Yes, that date is April Fool’s, but there’s no joke here. Well, there will be jokes. Lots of jokes. Jokes told by us, on television. But the fact that there WILL be jokes isn’t a joke, you see... Look, we’ll start over.

We are incredibly excited to announce that RiffTrax will take over the National Geographic Channel for a special night of riffs, badass dino birds, rage-filled shrimp, demon bats, and more!

The good folks at National Geographic have taught the world about animals, science, and fascinating cultures for years. Now, in their infinite wisdom, they’ve seen fit to have RiffTrax riffmasters Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy take on some of their wildest, strangest discoveries. This will be the guys’ first time riffing on television since Mystery Science Theater 3000, and trust us, you do NOT want to miss it. Think of them as the kids in the back of high school science class cracking wise, except funnier, and with better skin.

So flap your wings, flex your dorsal fin, or just move your regular old boring human feet, but do whatever you have to do to get yourself in front of a TV for the rapid-fire hilarity of "TOTAL RIFF-OFF" on National Geographic!

The "Total Riff-Off" begins Tuesday, April 1st, at 8PM ET with "Killer Shrimp N' Friends." The RiffTrax gang has fun with some funky underwater mudbugs from an episode of "Bad@$$ Animals" and then dive into a segment from "My Dog Ate What?" featuring a pup with an affinity for thongs.

At 9PM ET the riffing turns its attention to cryptozoology with an episode of "Man vs. Monster" featuring the hunt for a giant flesh-eating "Demon Bat."

The third and final hour at 10PM EST begins with the special relationship between a "Guy and a Goose" from an episode of "Unlikely Animal Friends" and ends with the gator wranglers of "Swamp Men" and the highly trained K-9s of "Alpha Dogs."

With any hope "Total Riff-Off" can turn into a regular thing bouncing around the various cable channels riffing on some of their programming. Just imagine what could happen if RiffTrax ever got hold of some of the shows airing on TLC or Bravo.

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Goblin Announce 2014 Spring US Tour and Enlist Steve Moore of Zombi

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:30

After a phenomenal, sold out North American tour in 2013, Goblin is making a triumphant return to the US this spring, and we have all the info you need right here. With only nine dates, tickets are sure to go fast!

The legendary Italian masters of the horror movie soundtrack are best known for their collaborations with directors such as George A. Romero and Dario Argento as well as their seminal album Roller.

Goblin scored a vast number of genre cult classics including Suspiria, Patrick, The Church, Deep Red, Tenebrae, and Dawn of the Dead. Their synth-heavy prog rock regularly veers into nightmarish and atmospheric territory, making them a truly original and iconic entity.

Their unique, high energy performances have become a thing of legend, and now they’re playing an exclusive run of dates in April/May 2014 throughout Florida, Arizona, Texas, and California. Check out the new tour poster, created by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, below.

Goblin is also very pleased to announce that for the upcoming tour the second keyboard player on stage will be none other than Steve Moore of the cult synth/post-rock outfit Zombi (Relapse Records). Moore will be temporarily replacing Aidan Zammit, who was unavailable due to prior commitments.

Zombi’s work is highly influenced by the legacy of Goblin, and so this tour represents a coming together of the old school and the new. This will be a live display of electronic mastery the likes of which audiences will never have seen before and will definitely be the closest thing to living in a movie as you can possibly experience!

Goblin is made up of the original core members Massimo Morante (guitar), Fabio Pignatelli (bass) Maurizio Guarini (keyboards), and Agostino Marangolo (drums).

All shows are on sale now. The tour will also include a small amount of exclusive VIP ticketing, allowing fans to meet the band, get up close, see part of the sound check, and walk away with a commemorative poster.

Support on the tour will be provided by Texas two piece Pinkish Black (Century Media), and the dates are as follows:

· April 24 St. Petersburg, FL / State Theater
· April 25 Miami, FL / Grand Central
· April 27 Dallas, TX / Texas Theater
· April 28 Houston, TX / House of Blues
· April 29 Austin, TX / Mohawk
· May 1 Phoenix, AZ / Marquee
· May 2 San Diego, CA / House of Blues
· May 3 Los Angeles, CA / Henry Fonda Theater
· May 4 Oakland, CA / Metro

For more information check out the official Goblin website, where you'll find links to purchase tickets.

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The Loudest Screams Are Less Than a Whisper

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:00

Filmmaker Francis Xavier dropped us a line recently to give us the skinny on his latest genre project, Less Than a Whisper. Read on for the first details along with a few stills and the film's artwork!

"This is a story that I've been waiting to make into a film for many years now, and broadly speaking, there are many surprises," Xavier tells us. "My passion for film is expressed through the story, which I have done for many years now."

"Having always been surrounded by art and cinema all my 52 years, I have developed my film and artistic skills, as well as my creative eye, watching great directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. I always felt people watched movies to be entertained, and the key note of Less Than a Whisper, the thing I should be concerned with, the thing I'm aiming for, the thing I'm working toward, is entertainment. What I’m creating is a function of providing an adult, meaningful, exciting, challenging ghost story without dealing with any controversy necessarily. A movie should make a comment on the things that affect our lives. It's my thinking that an audience will sit still, listen, and watch a well-told story, and I truly believe Less Than A Whisper is that story."

Xavier also wrote the film and stars alongside Sonia Monroy (in her first American movie).

Look for more on this one soon.

Synopsis
Robert and Taylor Usher expect to be happy in their new home in Northridge, California, where years ago murder and mutilations destroyed the former residents. It doesn’t matter to the Ushers until those who caused the deaths come back... those that live in the earth, those that need, those that are not human. The Ushers' new house stands between them and what they must have. THEY'RE COMING.

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UK Readers - Win Blood C: The Last Dark on DVD!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:15

Following on from the award-winning series, Blood C returns with The Last Dark, a film that has monsters, lots of violence, a lust for revenge, great visuals, and action to boot!

Blood C: The Last Dark is out to own on DVD and Blu-ray now, and courtesy of Manga Entertainment UK, we have a copy on DVD to give away!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us an E-MAIL HERE (that's contests@dreadcentral.com in case clicking won't work) including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS. Then get practicing your sweet katana moves. We'll take care of the rest.

Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers and will end at 12:01 AM GMT on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Synopsis:
Saya is part human/part monster and has one thing on her mind: revenge. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo, where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?

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Bond Over Booze and Another Sneak Peek of The Vampire Diaries Episode 5.17 - Rescue Me

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:02

With The CW's affinity for triangles, this new clip from "The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.17, entitled "Rescue Me," contains a threesome we sure wouldn't mind being a part of! Enjoy some bonding among Damon, Matt, and Tyler over alcohol and shared sorrows.

"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.17 - "Rescue Me" (airs 3/27/14, 8-9pm)
MARKOS ARRIVES IN MYSTIC FALLS — In order to keep Stefan (Paul Wesley) from being harmed by Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh) and the Travelers, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppleganger. Caroline is surprised when Enzo opens up to her about his past.

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) spend an awkward afternoon at Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) parent-teacher conference, where they hear bad news about his behavior at school. Afterwards, Damon reluctantly tells Elena upsetting news about Jeremy's personal life.

Bonnie (Kat Graham) has an unsettling encounter with Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) and learns more about his family history. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) fills Jeremy in on the rumors about the Travelers’ next move and demonstrates her considerable power.

Jeremy makes an unexpected deal with Liv, then makes a decision that is devastating to Elena. Stefan and Caroline share a special moment of friendship. Finally, a terrifying turn of events at the Travelers’ camp leads to the appearance of their mysterious leader, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian).

Related Story: Jeremy's the Topic of this Clip from "The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.17 - "Rescue Me"

Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Brett Matthews and Neil Reynolds.

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AMC Developing Walking Dead Companion Show, New Chris Carter Area 51 Series, Plus Pilots Involving Exorcism, the Occult, and More!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:30

TV's 2014 Upfront presentations are currently under way, and while the horror news has been light so far, today it was AMC's turn, and they have several projects in development that caught our eye.

First, the thus far untitled "The Walking Dead" companion series has landed Dave Erickson ("Sons of Anarchy") as an executive producer and co-writer along with Robert Kirkman.

As Kirkman said previously, "After ten years of writing the comic book series... I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."

Now, as for the rest, along with "The After," which is heading to Amazon, Chris Carter has "Area 51" in the works at AMC. Written by Carter and and executive produced by him and Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead,” The Terminator), the show is based on the NY Times best-seller Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobson. It's a contemporary conspiracy thriller revealing the true story behind the infamous Area 51, America’s most mysterious military installation. (If this sounds a bit familiar, we got the first word about this back in November of 2011 with a follow-up in July of 2012. Things do move slow in TV land!)

Next is "Strange Angel," executive produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker of Scott Free. AMC has optioned the book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendle, based on the life of Jim Parsons, a brilliant rocket scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While a pioneer in research that had only recently been dreamed up in science fiction, his bright future gave way to ruin as Parsons headed down another, darker path into the occult community of mid-century Los Angeles.

Then we have "The Sparrow," written and executive produced by Michael Perry (“The River,” Paranormal Activity 2). Based on Mary Doria Russell’s acclaimed science-fiction epic, “The Sparrow” tells the story of a Jesuit-led mission to make first contact with an alien race.

Now, about that exorcism project... It's called "Outer Darkness," written and co-executive produced by Jim McDermott. The other executive producers are Stacey Sher (Pulp Fiction) and Michael Shamberg (Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction) of Double Feature Films. It's said to be a "grounded" take on exorcism by exploring everyday evil in an idyllic Midwestern town.

The network has also optioned Somewhere East of Life by Brian Aldiss with an eye toward developing it as a scripted drama series. Set in the near future, it tells the story of a man as he tries to reclaim his identity after having the last 10 years of his memories stolen.

Lastly, for fans of Kevin Smith (we know you're out there!), AMC renewed his "Comic Book Men" for a fourth season and is expanding their relationship to include the development of a late-night project, "Hollywood Babble-On," starring Smith and his co-host of their popular podcast, Ralph Garman, to be produced by Wilshire Studios and executive produced by Smith, Garman, and Gary Auerbach. Additionally, AMC is also working with Smith on the development of a docu-series featuring super-collector and "Comic Book Men" regular Robert Bruce. Produced by Original Media and Smith’s Smodcast Pictures and exec produced by Dan Laikind, Charlie Corwin, Elyse Seiden, and Smith, Bruce and his fellow experts scour the country searching real estate sales, auction houses, and flea markets on a quest to find rare items that will feed the needs of his demanding clients and add to Bruce’s own colossal collection.

Look for more on these projects as it comes!

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