A Macabre Texas Chainsaw-like Discovery Made in New York!

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:11

A jogger in New York could not have expected nor wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as she saw recently while on a run. Could the Sawyer clan have moved up to the Big Apple? Read on for a truly weird story!

NBC LA reported on a rather interesting story: Police launched an unusual investigation after one runner made a surprising, creepy discovery while on a jog in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Wednesday, August 6th.

The jogger, Kate Steciw, found what appeared to be a human skeleton wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat, a T-shirt, goggles, and sweatpants standing up on display behind a wrought iron fence near a path in the southeastern portion of the park, near Ocean Avenue. Filling out the tableau were four paintings of flowers arranged in the foreground and an American flag hanging from the trees behind.

Police removed the skeleton on Wednesday and on Thursday determined that it was a plastic prop. But the twisted scene still gave residents pause.

I took a picture of it, and then I got a queasy feeling because it looked so, so real,” said Steciw, who then called the police but had a hard time getting her point across. "I was trying to explain to them that it was a skeleton standing upright, dressed in clothes with objects arranged around it."

Photo Credit: Lauren Wolfe via NBC LOS Angeles

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[Review] Fans of “Seinfeld” Are Going to Flip for ‘Seinfeld: The Purge’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:51

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Seinfeld: The Purge, a production put on by the UCB Theater in L.A. that imagined what it would be like if the annual Purge went down on an episode of Seinfeld. Lucky for me, writer and actor John Ford saw the post and was kind enough to send me a video of the performance and I can happily say that Seinfeld fans are in for one helluva lawless night.

The amazing thing about Seinfeld: The Purge is that it actually feels like an episode of Seinfeld. Meaning, what happens is probably exactly what Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer would do during the Purge. Jerry wants to spend the Purge inside his apartment with his new girlfriend. George is accused of being a “Purge racist” for wanting to kill Joe Temple (the man who George watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s with in “The Couch”). Elaine considers a “Purge break up” with Puddy. And Kramer, he buys a soda fountain for his Purge party with the intention of selling extra large cups, the ones that were outlawed in NYC. Some people want to murder, Kramer just wants to sell big sodas. It’s perfect.

Not only is the writing spot-on, so are the actors. Joseph Porter (Jerry), Dave Christenson (George), Madeline Walter (Elaine), and Dax Herrera (Kramer) absolutely kill it is a the fab four. There’s also Jason Wayne Christian doing an incredible Newman (seriously, he sounds exactly like him) and Dan Van Kyrk delivering his best squinty-eyed, dry-voiced Puddy (high five). Writer John Ford gets in on the action as the socially awkward and eccentric J. Peterman. All these Seinfeld regulars on Purge night? Seriously, it’s a stupid amount of fun.

It’s also structured like a Seinfeld episode, kicking off with an NBC commercial promoting their “Purge Programming” and then jumping into a video of Jerry doing stand-up (like how each episode began and ended up until season 8). And like the best Seinfeld episodes, all of the plots collide in a grand schadenfreude of comedy glory. There’s some fun easter eggs and quotes peppered throughout that diehard fans will pick up on.

Both upcoming performances of Seinfeld: The Purge (August 19 and 21) are SOLD OUT, but keep your eyes peeled to the UCB website for more shows. If you’re lucky enough to see it live, DO IT.

Seinfeld: The Purge is directed by Justin Donaldson.

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Give a Courtesy Flush for the Septic Man Opening

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:39

On tap right now we have for you the NOT SAFE FOR WORK opening scene from Septic Man (review). Check it out, and don't forget to wash your hands when you're done, you filthy slob!

Septic Man Release Details
Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man this summer. The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest, where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town's water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape. Septic Man is an odyssey into the darkest depths of gross-out horror.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).







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‘Jurassic Park’ Posters You’ve Never Seen (Because They Weren’t Used)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:35

Experience the past, in the present, at the Theme Park of the future.

We’re heading back to Jurassic Park, thanks to Movies.com, who landed a series of never-before-seen posters for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic.

Explains the site, on August 26, Titan Books is publishing “The Art of John Alvin,” a 140-page collection of not only the posters you already know and love, like E.T., Blade Runner, The Lion King, and Gremlins, but a treasure trove’s worth of works-in-progress the world never got to see!

Check out a bunch below; which is your favorite? I’m a huge fan (pun intended) of the one with the T-rex that says, “Man. Science. Entertainment.Technology.” Even though the tagline is stupid, I find the image striking.

Jurassic Park” ©1993 Universal City Studios, Inc. and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.

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Yoga Butts Shake In the ‘Attack of the 50 foot Cheerleader’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:22

Now on various VOD platforms from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Kevin O’Neill’s Attack of the 50 foot Cheerleader, starring Olivia Alexander and Jena Sims.

We now have a trailer for the EPIX original movie in which a college co-ed is transformed into an enormous cheerleader after using an experimental drug. There’s plenty of cheers for girls in yoga shorts!

Cheerleader Cassie Stratford (Jena Sims) downs an experimental drug that’s supposed to enhance her looks and athletic abilities. But instead, it makes her grow into a 50-foot giant!” The film is a modern day take on the great Roger Corman genre pictures.

Mercy Malick, Sasha Jackson, John Landis, Treat Williams, Ted Raimi, Roger Corman, Anne McDaniels, Paula LaBaredas, Paula Trickey, Mary Woronov, Angelina Armani, Madison Dylan, Annie Wood, Betsy Landin, Jennifer Wenger, and Jason Etter also star.

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Rob Zombie Announces Live Q&A with Fans

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:16

How would YOU, yes, YOU, like an opportunity to chat with Rob Zombie himself regarding his next feature film, 31? Well, dreams and nightmares do come true, and we have your details right here. Dig em!

From the Press Release
Rob Zombie announces a live video stream this Friday, August 8th, at 10am PT/1pm ET. He will be responding to questions and comments about his new movie, 31.

Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as Rob discusses everything concerning 31 and how you can be part of it.

You can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the Live Stream Launches Now post, or in the comments section at RZ-31.com. He'll get to as many as he can.

After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveiled a crowdfunding campaign for his new film 31 at RZ-31.com, offering up an incredible array of exclusive merchandise, one of a kind collectibles from past movies, original artwork, and unprecedented access to both the 31 movie set and his concerts.

"All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea; it’s something new," said Zombie in a previous interview. "It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it."

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[TV] Clive Owen Gets Inspirational In “The Knick” Clip

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:15

Premiering tomorrow on Cinemax is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” which stars a nitty gritty Clive Owen living in New York in 1900.

‘The Knick’ centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle), who wrote the pilot for the series, will serve as executive producers, along with Soderbergh, Owen, Michael Sugar (Rendition) and Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra).

Check out these two clips of Owen, one in which he gets all racist on a job applicant, the other where he delivers a powerful speech.

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New At The Devil's Door Clip Looking for a Little Company

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:06

A new clip has arrived for At the Devil's Door (review), which will be arriving on VOD/digital on August 8th with a theatrical release to follow on September 12th courtesy of IFC Midnight. Check it out while you're hanging around, will ya?

Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) directs, and Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, and Ava Acres star.

Synopsis
It's looking for a home…

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister, Vera, into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.




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Chat Live With ’31′ Director Rob Zombie Tomorrow

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:04

Rob Zombie announced today a live video stream this Friday, August 8th at 1pm EST. He will be responding to questions and comments about his new movie, 31, first announced here.

Join me for a live video chat on Friday August 8th at 1pm ET.

Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as I discuss everything concerning ’31′ and how you can be part of it.

You can ask questions on twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the Live Stream Launches Now post or in the comments section at RZ-31.com. I’ll get to as many as I can.

After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveiled a crowdfunding campaign for his new film 31 at RZ-31.com.

Offering up an incredible array of exclusive merchandise, one of a kind collectibles from past movies, original artwork and unprecedented access to both the 31 movie set and his concerts.

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First Annabelle Image Found Lounging Around

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:58

Heading our way on October 3rd, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle will be haunting our nightmares, but right now we have the first official still. Dig it!

Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Alfre Woodard, and Ward Horton are starring in the film with John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin, and Brian Howe co-star.

The producers are Peter Safran, Joan Mao, and James Wan.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

For more info visit the official Annabelle website, and "like" Annabelle on Facebook.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - New Clips and B-Roll!

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:52

Ready to become green with envy? Then you're gonna really dig on these B-roll videos for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Want something a bit more colorful? Then these two new clips should do the trick! Read on!

Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, and Christopher Meloni, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

Related News: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For archive

Synopsis
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.













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‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Black Maria SE Box Set Detailed!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:49

It’s been imitated and remade, but never equaled. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Now, to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Collector’s Edition box set.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days starting September 16, 2014. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic ‘Black Maria’ cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty’s rescue when she’s being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of TCSM enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre throughout for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece.’

This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include a wealth of extras, including:

-A Leatherface apron
-Theatrical mini-poster
-Five audio options
-Four feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast,
-Several making-of featurettes
-Deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and much more

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre received a mixed critical reception upon its initial release – the Los Angeles Times called it “despicable” – but horror fans immediately recognized it has a breakthrough in unbearable suspense. The story, written by director Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel, is dreadfully simple: Five young people on a weekend getaway in remote Texas countryside fall prey to a chain saw-wielding butcher (dubbed Leatherface because of his mask made of human skin) and his demented cannibalistic family. Thanks to startling scenes such as a woman being impaled on a meat hook, horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational and shockingly realistic, the film terrified audiences and was the most buzzed-about release of its time (a buzz fueled by the marketing campaign that claimed it was based on a true story).

Thrust upon an America disillusioned by the Vietnam War and Watergate, the 1974 shocker faced a storm of controversy, censorship and outcry. But this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone, having opened the (sliding steel) door to the entire slasher genre of the 1980s and beyond.

In addition to the Limited Deluxe “Black Maria” Edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , the film will also be released as a standard DVD, Blu-ray and DVD/Blu-ray Combo on September 16 at retail outlets nationwide.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY BLACK MARIA LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
Street Date: Exclusively at gorgon-video.com only September 16, 2014
Street Date: retail outlets nationwide October 14, 2014
SRP: $99.98
Rate R
4K Digital Transfer, 7/1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
A Collector’s Edition Bonus Disc:
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa’s Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from “The Shocking Truth”
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents “Making Grandpa”
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD & BD COMBO
Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $49.98
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
Collector’s Edition Bonus Disc:
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa’s Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from “The Shocking Truth”
* Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents “Making Grandpa”
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th ANNIVERSARY DVD OR BD
Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $24.98 DVD / $29.98 BLU-RAY
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
EXTRAS:
4 Feature Commentaries:

* Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
* Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and Production Designer Robert Burns
* NEW Commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper
* NEW Commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll and Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou

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Don’t Lie, You’re In Love With ‘Sin City’ Star Alexa Vega (Clips)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:35

We’ve been obsessing ever since we saw the first taste of Alexa Vega in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.

Now, she’s taking on a role in TWC-Dimension’s August 22 release of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

She’ll play Gilda, says this new poster, which rivals any beauty shot of Eva Green and Jessica Alba. I think it’s safe to say the new Sin City features a whole lotta strong women – and we like that.

We also just updated the article with two clips, one that doesn’t carry an empty threat, the other putting Marv’s rampage on display.

The sequel is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.

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Third Cryptic Teaser Surfaces for BioWare’s New Game

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:31

For the last couple of weeks, BioWare has been teasing a new game that may or may not be called Shadow Realms. Each teaser trailer has centered around a kid, some of which seem to have discovered latent powers — or something. This new teaser doesn’t shed much light on the game, as it’s about as cryptic as the first two. Check it out below.

If you missed the other trailers, you can find them here and here.

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Final ‘The Boxtrolls’ Poster a Horde of Characters

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:28

From Focus Features and LAIKA, the team behind ParaNorman and Coraline, comes the latest stop-motion animated 3-D extravaganza, the “Jungle Book” and “Frankenstein”-esque The Boxtrolls!

Directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable, here’s a new theatrical poster that’s loaded with characters.

In theaters September 26, the film is “A family event movie that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

The voice cast includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.

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‘Annabelle’ Is Up to No Good In This First Image!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:24

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema has sent Bloody Disgusting the first ever image from Annabelle, their supernatural thriller spinoff to their incredible The Conjuring.

The image shows a pregnant Annabelle Wallis as ‘Mia Form’ with her husband John (Ward Horton), looking oh-so nervously at the infamous Annabelle doll.

Haunting theaters October 3rd, John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

The Conjuring 2 is still penciled down for release on October 23, 2015. Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes are penning the sequel.

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‘At the Devil’s Door’ Clip Creepily Hangs Out

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:12

The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy’s newest supernatural horror, Home, world premiered at SXSW this past March where it was acquired by IFC Midnight.

Newly titled At the Devil’s Door (read our review), check out this first clip from the film opening pre-theatrically on VOD/digital August 8 with theatrical release to follow on September 12.

In the supernatural horror starring Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell and Ava Acres, “when ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.

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The Babadook Terrorizes the United States This November

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:41

Just one week after being handed a release date over in the UK, The Babadook (review) has finally been given the same treatment here in the States, soon headed our way courtesy of IFC Midnight. Can we get a hallelujah?!

The label just announced today that they will be releasing the critically acclaimed spookshow on November 28th.

The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Synopsis
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control; he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Six More Join HBO's Westworld Series

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:23

Currently in the works over at HBO is a series adaptation of Westworld, a 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. As shooting readies for the pilot episode, a whopping six new actors have joined the cast, and we've got all the latest info for you today.

Per TV Line, Jeffrey Wright (pictured; "Boardwalk Empire"), Rodrigo Santoro ("Lost"), and Shannon Woodward ("Raising Hope") have joined the sci-fi drama pilot. Additionally, Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Angela Sarafyan (The Good Guys), and Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside) have been added to the ensemble.

As previously announced, Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will also star in the series, revolving around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests

Hopkins is set to play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn, and complicated creative director, chief programmer, and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it. Wood will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.

Below you'll find a rundown of the characters the six new actors have been cast to play.

Wright | Bernard Lowe: The brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, Bernard’s keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people.

Santoro | Harlan Bell: Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.

Woodward | Elsie King: A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts.

Berdal | Armistice: A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.

Sarafyan | Clementine Pennyfeather: One of Westworld’s most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.

Quarterman | Lee Sizemore: The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests — and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.

J.J. Abrams will executive produce alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. "Person of Interest's" Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce and direct as well. Lisa Joy co-wrote the pilot and will exec produce. Kathy Lingg will co-EP and Athena Wickham is a producer on the Warner Bros. Television drama. David Coatsworth is set as a co-EP and line producer with Susie Ekins set as a co-producer. "Westworld" hails from Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films.

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The Devil's Carnival Episode 2 in Production; David Hasselhoff and More Join Cast

Dread Central - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:13

It's been a long while since last we spoke about Darren Lynn Bousman's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Now creators Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back working on The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia, and we have more details for you right here.

Check out The Devil's Carnival on Facebook, and follow The Devil's Carnival on Twitter for TONS of behind-the-scenes images. Look for a full report from the set soon.

Per Deadline, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff have been added to appear alongside returnees Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, and Dayton Callie. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.

Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. Bonifay and Sean E. Demott. Brian Perera is executive producer.

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