‘Cult of Chucky’ Will Be the Goriest ‘Child’s Play’ Movie

bloody disgusting - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:27

Move over Jason, Freddy, and even Michael, I’m happy as long as I get a new Child’s Play sequel every few years.

Chucky, a doll inhabited by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, has been murdering since 1988. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Chucky has been revived time and time again, setting up one of the most unique and bizarre franchises in horror history.

Next up is the seventh film, Cult of Chucky, which is a direct continuation of 2013’s Curse of Chucky.

Monsterpalooza, which is currently ongoing in Pasadena, CA, hosted the cast and crew of Cult of Chucky, welcoming writer/director/franchise creator Don Mancini, along with stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, and effects legend Tony Gardner. While their lips were sealed on what kind of twists and turns we could see, they did offer up some extended plot details.

Curse of Chucky ended with Nica, played by Fiona, being accused of murdering her entire family. Mancini explains how Chucky is inserted back into the game of musical chairs:

“[‘Cult of Chucky’] picks up the story of Nica after the bloodbath that happens in the last movie, and Nica has taken the wrap for all of Chucky’s murders,” Mancini told the Monsterpalooza audience. “She was sent to a mental institution, and after four years of shock therapy and drugs, doctors have convinced her that Chucky was just a delusion and that she had actually murdered her entire family.

“It’s a cool prescription for suspense, right?” Mancini Asked the audience before continuing: “Then her doctor complicates matters by introducing into her group therapy sessions…a Chucky doll.”

While Curse of Chucky was a return to the traditional horror roots of the first film, Mancini explains that Cult will be more like Chucky meets Inception:

“Chucky is such a versatile character that you can plug him into different sub genres,” says Mancini, who calls the new film surreal. “This one is the mind fuck, Chucky meets ‘Inception’ because you’re dealing with a bunch of characters whose perception reality is altered by their madness, the drugs that their on, and by hypnosis.”

Mancini assures the audience that he’s listened to fans – those wrongfully critical of Chucky’s look in Curse – and made a conscious effort to bring back the classic look of Chucky. While Tilly says Chucky “looks amazing in this movie,” Mancini explains that they “really finessed it.”

But the biggest reveal of all was that Cult of Chucky will be the goriest (and most disturbing) of all seven Child’s Play films.

“The gore effects in this movie….this is definitly the goriest of all of the movies,” Mancini stated while assuring the audience that he wasn’t pandering to them. “[This] wasn’t something [we] set out to do, it just sort of turned out that way.”

[Related] How ‘Curse of Chucky’ Completely Restored My Faith in the Franchise

Brad Dourif is confirmed to once again provide Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (who became the popular female doll, Tiffany, in Bride of Chucky before transferred her soul into the body of actress Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, star of the first two Child’s Play films who returned in a shocking post-credits sequence in Curse. The film ended as if Mancini planned to tie the previous three films – Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky – together in this seventh film.

Here’s the official synopsis that came with the initial announcement trailer.

“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”

Cult of Chucky is expected to release this coming October through Universal Home Entertainment.

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Pepsi’s Recent Controversial Ad is Far More Insidious Than You Know…

Dread Central - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:10

Pepsi recently went through a big snafu when people from both the left and right political spectrums joined forces in bashing the company’s latest commercial, which showed Kendall Jenner offering a police officer a can of soda so as to bring peace between protestors and armed forces. The impressions ranged from “I don’t care” to “Sweet bastard son of a hundred maniacs! This is the worst!” Personally, I landed on the former but I can see why people felt the latter.

However, new footage of the commercial has revealed that there is something far darker than we could’ve possibly imagined. It turns out that the Pepsi commercial is actually a series of alien images that are meant to lull us humans into a state of capitalistic greed, forcing us to desperately climb atop one another on the ladder of success.

Oh, wait. I’m wrong. It’s just a parody of John Carpenter’s They Live. But it’s still awesome.

Check it out below!

This gif is highly accurate in the light of recent events 

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Who Goes There Podcast: Episode 110 – The Devil’s Candy

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 23:37

In an attempt to keep things exciting, we’ve been doing a lot to avoid trailers here at the Who Goes There Podcast. Recently we all saw a trailer for a film called The Devil’s Candy and thought, “That looks badass! We should do an episode!” And so here we are.

It seems like a safe bet, right? I mean, the devil must have some killer candy if he’s able to lure the likes of J.F.K., Emmanuel Lewis, and Lawrence Welk down there. Well, fuckos, we watched The Devil’s Candy while doing the devil’s dandruff. Buckle up.

I am going to be miserable here. There’s no swimming pool, there’s no shopping mall, there’s no cable. Bet you don’t even have a TV. This sure ain’t Beverly Hills; it’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 110!

The Who Goes There Podcast is available to subscribe to on iTunes right here. Not an iTunes user? You can listen on our Dread Central page. Can’t get enough? We also do that social media shit. You’ll find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, Twitch, and YouTube.

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#Brainwaves Episode 40 Guest Announcement – Director Mike Mendez

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 19:44

Mike Mendez has created lots of indie horror films which we absolutely adore around here. From The Convent to Big Ass Spider to the recently released Don’t Kill It starring Dolph fuckin’ Lundgren, the man has an indie pedigree to die for. He’s also one of the funniest and craziest folks we know so yeah, a perfect guest for Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio!

Join us this coming Wednesday, April 12th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had! It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes. Not an iTunes user?  You can also listen right here on the site.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves.

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at UncleCreepy@dreadcentral.com with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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9 of the Worst Horror Tattoos – 2017 Edition

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:53

As stated in a previous article, as horror fans, we have a tendency to bleed for what we love. Tattoos are probably the most personal way to express your love for something on a permanent basis… but they can also lead to some truly bad life choices.

Below you’ll find 9 more of the worst tattoos we’ve ever seen!

Related Story: 9 of the Worst Horror Tattoos

Seen worse? Have worse? Share them with us by emailing info@dreadcentral.com, and we’ll post a user-generated gallery! Don’t be ashamed! Celebrate you what you love by traversing that painful road that was lined with good intentions!

So close yet so far!

Dear God, why?!?! Just why??!?

Something tells us he wouldn’t have gotten that tattoo on his chest.

Strangely drawn moose-knuckle aside… Not so thrilling.

Rule #87: Don’t get Jesse Eisenberg tattoos.

Note: There is never a proper place or time for Bieber. Not even Zombie Bieber. Carry on.

Ummm… Christopher Lee as Dracula? We think?

Frustratingly bad because the Monster doesn’t look like the Monster, and the Monster is the focal point of the entire piece. A for effort though.


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‘Nails’ Comes After ‘The Descent‘s’ Shauna Macdonald in This New Trailer

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:16

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror P.O.V., which was recently retitled to Nails, recently had its World Premiere as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF). And while there’s still no word on a U.S. release, a new trailer has been discovered that features The Descent‘s Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall and Ross Noble. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll catch a cool new shot of the film’s antagonist, Nails…

“Nails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her – and she may not be the only target.

Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced through their Ireland-based, horror production outfit Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific, House of Netherhorror.

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Rest in Peace: Gloria Charles

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:15

Friday the 13th fans have suffered a loss as we’re sad to report that Gloria Charles, who played the cooler than words biker chick Fox in Friday the 13th Part III, is no longer with us.

The news comes from her co-star Larry Zerner, who played Shelly in the film. According to Zerner, who had just found out about Gloria’s passing recently, Charles passed on last December. “I had the great pleasure of working with Gloria on Friday the 13th Part III,” Zerner tells us. “She had a fantastic spirit and energy, and I wish her friends and family the best.

Someone close to her recently posted the following YouTube video celebrating the actress’ memory…

We here at Dread Central would like to offer our sincerest of condolences to Charles’ friends, family members, and constituents. May you forever keep swinging with that killer smile up above, kiddo! Thanks for the memories. Godspeed.

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MVD Howls for ‘Lycan’ and the Talbot County Werewolf (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:10

MVD Entertainment Group and Parade Deck Films have teamed to acquire North American rights to Lycan, a horror thriller produced by and starring Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) that marks the feature directorial debut of Ramirez’s husband Bev Land, reports Deadline.

Parade Deck will release the film in select cities August 4, followed by digital and VOD later this year.

When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the Talbot County werewolf. “Talbot County” is a Hitchcockian tale of horror set in 1986 that delves into a hundred-year-old fable where our students are met with very real consequences that go beyond any classroom lessons.

Gail O’Grady, Parker Croft, Vanessa Angel, Rebekah Graf, Kalia Prescot, Jake Lockett, Alina Puscau and Craig Tate co-star.

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The Walking Dead Continues to Dominate Key Ratings Demo for Unprecedented 5th Year

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:06

Who says zombies are yesterday’s news? Certainly not television viewers in that sweet ratings spot of 18- to 49-year-olds! For the first time in TV history, “The Walking Dead” has held on as the #1 show among adults in that age range for the fifth year in a row.

In my humble opinion (a sentiment echoed by several friends and fellow critics), the just-concluded Season 7 was not on par with previous seasons overall; but that obviously didn’t deter a helluva lot of people from tuning in to “TWD” each and every Sunday night. Here are the official details…

From the Press Release:
“The Walking Dead” completed its seventh season Sunday night as the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive year, the only drama in television history to hold the #1 title for five consecutive years. “The Walking Dead” has extended its lead over the #2 program (“Big Bang Theory,” CBS) by 61% among adults 18-49. “Talking Dead” remains the #1 talk show on television, averaging 4.9 million viewers per week for the just-completed season.

“Robert Kirkman; Scott Gimple; our outstanding executive producing team, cast, and crew, as well as the many partners at AMC and around the world who elevate this unique program, all deserve a heartfelt thank you and congratulations. At the close of its seventh season, ‘The Walking Dead’ remains the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive year, a drama record,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios. “It is a tribute to everyone involved that the show continues to surprise and engage, entertain and amaze after 99 episodes… and counting.”

Key Nielsen Highlights for the Season Finale of “The Walking Dead” (L+3) – Episode 7.16; Sunday, April 2, 2017
15.6 million viewers, up 38% from live/same day (growth of 4.3 million)
– 9.7 million Adults 18-49, up 40% from live/same day (growth of 2.8 million), 7.6 national rating
– 10.0 million Adults 25-54, up 40% from live/same day (growth of 2.8 million) 8.3 national rating

This season of “Talking Dead” averaged 4.9 million viewers per episode, including 2.9 million adults 18-49 and 3 million adults 25-54. “The Walking Dead” continues to be the #1 show on television for the fifth consecutive season, unprecedented for a TV drama. In the current television season, AMC currently has three of the top five dramas on cable among both adults 18-49 and 25-54 – “The Walking Dead” at #1, “Fear the Walking Dead” at #3, and “Into the Badlands” at #4.

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Syfy’s “Blood Drive” Premieres This June

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:59

BLOOD DRIVE – Series premieres Wednesday, June 14 at 10/9c

Syfy announced its spring/summer schedule today, which includes the new unapologetic orgy-of-action grindhouse series, “Blood Drive”, from Universal Cable Productions.

Get uncomfortable…!

In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, BLOOD DRIVE is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television.

After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!

The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (“Bates Motel”) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (“Weeds”) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

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Celebrate Easter With These Nifty Horror Prints!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:55

Easter isn’t exactly a holiday that gets associated with the horror genre very often. With the exception of last year’s Holidays, in which Nicholas McCarthy gave us one of the most horrifying Easter bunnies ever created, there aren’t a lot of Easter-themed horror movies out there (though Critters 2 just barely makes the cut). Austin-based artist Marcela Piñeda, who goes under the pseudonym “The Exorstitch” aims to fix that injustice by giving some of your favorite horror (and one non-horror) film an Easter-y twist in a gallery she calls “A Very Scary Easter“!

Donnie Darko

What would be more terrifying than waking up on Easter morning to see Frank the Bunny putting eggs in your Easter basket? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Credit: The Exorstitch


Imagine participating in this Easter egg hunt (which Piñeda has renamed “Ovomorph Hunt”). You might get a nasty facehugger surprise!

Credit: The Exorstitch

The Silence of the Lambs

At least Piñeda’s version of Buffalo Bill has the courtesy to send a nice basket of colored eggs with his daily serving of moisturizer. Catherine Martin probably would have been a little bit happier in her pit if Jonathan Demme’s (or Thomas Harris’s) version of Bill did this.

Credit: The Exorstitch


Admittedly, the head-exploding set piece in David Cronenberg’s Scanners would have lost some of its impact if confetti exploded out of the ConSec scanner’s head instead of brains and blood, but it would have made the film a bit more kid-friendly. And who doesn’t want a kid-friendly Cronenberg film? Fun fact: cascarón is Spanish for a hollowed out chicken egg filled with confetti or small toys.

Credit: The Exorstitch


How do you make George A. Romero’s Creepshow even more terrifying? Put a Peep, arguably the nastiest candy ever created, front and center on its poster.

Credit: The Exorstitch

Which of the above prints is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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These ‘The Void’ Posters Promise Something Worse Than Hell

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:51

Designed by Gravillis Inc, io9 just premiered a trio of absolutely stunning new one-sheets for the Lovecraftian nightmare, The Void, now in limited theaters and VOD platforms.

While none of the art does anything to sell the gore, they do promise something worse than hell, while also being striking, bold and god damn beautiful.

The Void, which I called “a dark, demented, and disgusting horror film that’s going to live among the greatest body horror films of all time,” made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest earlier last year, followed by additional festival screenings at the London Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, and Abertoir Horror Festival.

In ‘The Void’, officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road while he’s in the middle of a routine patrol. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.

Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski of Astron-6, and starring Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Stephanie Belding, and Kenneth Welsh, The Void is a must see for hardcore horror fans that we’re going to talk a lot about later this year.

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Gregory Plotkin Slashing Way to Hellfest

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:31

Longtime Paranormal Activity editor and director Gregory Plotkin recently found success again editing the mega-hit Get Out, but he’s ready to slide back into the coveted director’s seat and lead us on a journey to Hellfest.

We told you about Hellfest a while back when it had Jennifer Lynch attached to direct, but now according to The Tracking Board Plotkin is in negotiations to direct for CBS Films.

Gale Anne Hurd is producing via her company Valhalla Motion Pictures. CBS Films president Terry Press is a longtime fan of the Hellfest concept, believing it could spark a horror franchise.

In the movie, a Halloween night of fun turns deadly at a horror theme park when a costumed killer begins slaying unsuspecting patrons who believe that it’s all part of the show.

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Dead Meat Tackles the Kill Count of the Original Friday the 13th

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:16

A new YouTube channel by the name of Dead Meat has sprung up and it’s kicked off its existence by doing a deep dive into the kills of the 1980 iconic slasher Friday the 13th. While I know many of you are reading this and letting out a groan of “Another video listing out the kills of a horror franchise?“, this is different, I promise you! You see, Dead Meat’s James A. Janisse isn’t just listing off the kills in order, he’s going into what makes them special and, in his opinion, which ones stand out as the best and worst of the film!

Janisse is going to be making this a regular weekly thing – the first several episodes are already filmed, he tells us. The plan is to not just have videos for the Friday the 13th franchise but with other horror titles as well, so I recommend going to his channel via the link above, subscribing, and giving him some love!


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Time for Gore and Profanity! Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Available Now

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:16

It’s time to wallow in pervasive profanity and extreme gore once again, as Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition has launched on PC and consoles.

From the Press Release:
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is the definitive Bulletstorm experience that includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons, plus brand-new exclusive content! Set to launch on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ system, and Windows PC on April 7, 2017, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition features:

Loaded with all of the original Bulletstorm and add-on experiences plus all-new content exclusive to Full Clip Edition! This definitive version brings a multi-playthrough campaign, 30 single-player Echo challenge maps, 12 co-op team-challenge maps, and more, all to your favorite modern platform

Indulge your senses with updated models, environments, animations, and a new rendering mode, all running at a smoother frame rate than ever before—with 4K resolution support on PS4 Pro and PC—and lavishly remastered audio effects

Blast your way through a cranked-up version of the campaign with an unrestricted arsenal of weapons and Skillshots

Showcase your skills on six brand-new levels exclusive to Full Clip Edition for the addictive score-based Echo Mode

Level up and cash in on your kills! Earn new weapon skins, leash styles, and character customizations as you progress through the team-challenge Anarchy mode

Unleash over-the-top kills by mixing fast-paced gunplay with unique kick, slide, and leash combos with Bulletstorm’s distinctive ‘Skillshot’ system that rewards creative carnage


Battle your way through throngs of Stygia’s mutated inhabitants, performing masterful kills throughout the single-player campaign using Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition’s unique “Skillshot” system that rewards you for executing the most creative and deadly kills imaginable

Complete the single-player campaign to unlock the cranked-up, unrestricted ‘Overkill’ Campaign Mode that provides unfettered access to all weapons and Skillshots starting from Act 1

4X the players and 4X the carnage! Shatter score goals as a squad of four by taking down 20 waves of enemies in 12 maps, performing Team Skillshots and unleashing the glorious Blood Symphony Skillshot along the way

Kill with skill and climb the leaderboards across 30 Echo Mode challenge maps where your score is only limited by your kill-a-tivity

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Upcoming Werewolf Film Bonehill Road Will Feature No CGI

Dread Central - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:13

At long last, werewolves are finally making a cinematic comeback with films like WolfCop and Howl reminding us just how much we love lycanthropy. Which is why it might be a good idea to help finance Bonehill Road on Indiegogo.

Todd Sheets has been making movies since the ’80s, with some of his films including Catacombs, Fear of the Dark, and House of Forbidden Secrets. Werewolves have apparently always been his favorite type of monster, so Bonehill Road is something of a passion project for him.

He describes it as being inspired by both The Howling and An American Werewolf in London, with a bit of Dog Soldiers also thrown in. There won’t be any CGI, and the film’s werewolf costume pictured below could be one of our favorite things ever.

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Syfy Sets ‘Sharknado 5’ Premiere Date

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:10

But who will cameo this time?!

Only a few things are certain in this world: death, taxes, and Sharknado sequels. Last year’s Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens was yet another ratings hit for Syfy, so it didn’t take long for Sharknado 5 to get the green light – don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll come up with a more clever title by the time the premiere rolls around. But when is that premiere, you ask?

We’ve just learned that Sharknado 5 will hit Syfy on Sunday, August 6th.

In the new installment, again starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering…

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Anthony C. Ferrante was again in the director’s chair. Scotty Mullen wrote the script.

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Watch the Short that Inspired ‘Cube’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:15

Canada’s Vincenzo Natali remains one of my favorite filmmakers and 1997’s Cube is still, in my opinion, one of the best high-concept thrillers of all time. The low-budget horror movie about a group of strangers trapped in endless levels of stark white cubes-that-kill was so popular it spawned two sequels and ushered in a host of one-room thrillers like Saw. 

The film’s legacy even continues to this day with Lionsgate developing a remake/reboot with Prometheus‘ Jon Spaihts and Saman Kesh at the helm. 

So where did Natali get the idea for his influential film? Turns out Natali was inspired by a now obscure German short film called Balance, which even won an Academy Award in 1989. Balance is directed by Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein.

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Check out the experimental short below.

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New Image Arrives at the Edge of the ‘Radius’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:15

Above you’ll find a brand new look at Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s Canadian sci-fi thriller, Radius, thanks to regular tipster Fabien M.

In the film, Liam (Diego Klattenhoff) wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam’s first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers the horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly.

It looks like Radius has something to do with an alien encounter and a possible invasion.

Charlotte Sullivan and Brett Donahue also star.

Here’s some of the previously released imagery.

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Fan Cuts Trailer for the Darth Vader Slasher Movie We Need

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 14:47

Now this is a Star Wars movie I can get behind.

Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the Star Wars saga. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the movies, but rather that I just never got too into them. That being said, I loved The Force Awakens and dug Rogue One. In the latter film, I particularly enjoyed (as did EVERYONE) the Darth Vader massacre scene at the end. It was a badass moment ripped straight out of a horror film.

I remember coming home from the theater and hopping on the phone with a friend to talk about Rogue One. As you might imagine, we spent most of the conversation talking about THAT scene, imagining how cool it would be to see a full-on Darth Vader horror film. The hallway lightsaber massacre whet my appetite for such a film, and I certainly wasn’t the only one.

Granted, it’s unlikely that Disney will be delving too far into the horror genre with any of their Star Wars films; but with the universe getting all sorts of expansions, it’s not all that hard to imagine Darth Vader getting his own movie that’s a bit darker than what we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Rogue One made Vader a scary villain again, so why not lean into that?

YouTuber FlamingoIsland is hungry for a Darth Vader slasher film, and he just cut together a trailer that imagines what that movie could look like. He even came up with the plot:

After the events of Order 66, the presence of Jedi has been diminished. The Emperor has ordered Darth Vader to purge the remaining Jedi. VADER: A Star Wars Story follows a small group of Jedi who must survive the final Jedi Purge.

Check out the fan trailer below, along with FlamingoIsland’s pitch for “the spin-off we need“!

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