This Image Gallery Is Guaranteed to Give You Stage Fright

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:18

We here at Dread Central are super excited to check out Jerome Sable's slasher musical Stage Fright, which looks to be a gory blast of blood-soaked fun. In anticipation of tomorrow's VOD release, check out a new gallery of images, which feature knives, masks, makeup, and Meat Loaf!

Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director.

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Meet Another Person of Salem: Tituba

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:14

It's time to get acquainted with another person of "Salem," WGN America's upcoming new series that arrives in just a few more weeks. Meet Tituba, portrayed by Ashley Madekwe, who has plenty of hidden powers and secrets of her own.

In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

“Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

Related Story: Meet Witch Hunter Cotton Mather - One of the People of Salem

Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.

Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info.

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Go Inside Jurassic World With This New Concept Art

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:01

Movies.com has landed two more bits of concept art for Universal's upcoming Jurassic World, and we have a look at the majesty that is the new Jurassic Park attraction right here for you!

Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson star.

Also if you're looking to indulge in internet rumor and pure speculation you can check out what is being called new dinosaur concept art here and here. We highly doubt it's legit though.

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World, which is set to hit theaters June 12, 2015.

Look for more as it comes.

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'Daylight' Delayed To Ramp Up The Scare Factor

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:51

Atlus has confirmed they’ve delayed Zombie Studios’ supernatural horror game Daylight a few weeks in order to make the game even scarier. The few extra weeks of development time will only help, and April 29th isn’t that far away.

The reasoning behind the delay is related to one of Daylight’s most exciting features. “The way Daylight is developed is completely different because of its procedural generation. In a lot of ways it really helped the team by streamlining the environment creation, but it’s taken extra time to make sure all the scare cues are properly implemented for maximum player effect.” the dev wrote in a post on the game’s Steam page.

If you’re feeling a bit unhappy about all this, Atlus wants to make it up to you. They’ll be selling the game at a discounted price for two weeks following its release. PS Plus Subscribers can get it for $9.99, while other non-subscribers can get it for $11.99. It’s also available for pre-order on PC for $9.99.

Daylight arrives April 29th on PC and PS4.

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We Can't Believe This New Godzilla Spot Is Happening!

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:44

Another video spot for Godzilla has stomped on in, and just like everything that has come before it, it's left us with our tongues wagging like a horny big bad wolf chasing a scantily clad adult Little Red Riding Hood.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

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Dark Horse Continuing Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro's Vampire Tale with The Strain: The Night Eternal

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:37

If anyone has the chops to continue on Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro's vampire saga The Strain, it's Dark Horse; and that's exactly what they're fixing to do! Read on for details.

From the Press Release
As the world gears up for the premiere of the new FX television program adapting the original novel trilogy The Strain, Dark Horse announces The Night Eternal, the third comics chapter of this ongoing vampire epic, adapted by David Lapham and Mike Huddleston.

Following the first two comics series, The Strain and the recently wrapped The Fall, The Night Eternal will begin on August 20, just after "The Strain’s" television debut on FX!

It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world—a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction, all the while hoping to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise. The final chapter in the Strain Trilogy, the series that put a terrifying twist on the vampire genre, begins here.

Dark Horse is giving readers a chance to catch up on what they’ve been missing with a one-dollar reprint of the first issue of The Strain. This horrifying first chapter of the original Strain saga takes readers back to the beginning of an outbreak of diabolical proportions. On shelves June 18.

It doesn’t stop there! July will see the reprint of the entire first series of The Strain in a deluxe hardcover. This all-new edition will collect the first eleven issues in 272 full-color pages for only $29.99! On sale July 9 in comic shops everywhere.

July will also see the release of The Strain Volume 4: The Fall, wrapping up the second series. This collection arrives at your local comic shop on July 2 for $19.99.

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Amy Adams Gets Extraterrestrial in Story of Your Life

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:26

The last time there was any movement on the sci-fi thriller Story of Your Life was way back in November of 2012. Scripted by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing), the film has a new director and even a possible leading lady!

According to Deadline, Amy Adams (pictured; American Hustle) is in early talks to team with Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve on the flick, which is based on a short story by Ted Chiang, a top contemporary author in the genre.

Story of Your Life takes place after alien crafts land around the world. An expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

FilmNation Entertainment, in partnership with Lava Bear Films, is financing, producing, and handling worldwide sales for the project.

More soon!

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Mondo Goes In-depth About Their Godzilla Poster

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00

Mondo creative directors Rob Jones and Justin Ishmael sat with Legendary to discuss their passion for posters, love of the King of the Monsters, and how they decided to tackle a new Godzilla poster for SXSW 2014 with Phantom City Creative.

Check out the video below, and look for lots more Godzilla coverage soon!

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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5 Skull Advance Review “Southern Bastards” #1

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:20

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s new series “Southern Bastards” is morally questionable mayhem. It’s breaded in violence, peppered in history, and deep fried in a perfectly developed and unique voice. It’s also one of the most visually descriptive books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Despite having a stoic protagonist, Aaron and Latour set their series up to beautifully show how a man can never truly escape his past.


WRITTEN BY: Jason Aaron
ART BY: Jason Latour
PUBLISHER: Image
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: April 30th, 2014

Earl Tubb is a lonely old man with daddy issues. He don’t talk much, and he’s pretty matter o’ fact when he does. He returns home to Craw County, Alabama to clean up his family’s estate. He plans to be in and out in three days, but home has a way of sucking you back in.

Tubb’s a bastard, and he’s the son of a bastard. Aaron’s script plays around in Tubb’s life. The story has a clear sense of the past with fleeting flashbacks to Earl’s father and his exposure to violence. There is a progression into the future, and a lot of simple symbolism. It’s something as mundane as a tree that comes to define this issue. It has a totemic purpose in the script, and comes to characterize both Earl and his relationship to his father in a heavy way.

Despite all this, meth soaked mayhem is still the name of the game. Earl can’t keep his hands out of other people’s business. In an act of kindness manifested in extreme violence, he gets himself involved in a pissing match against a local gang of bastards. It’s sure to end horrifically for both parties.

Jason Latour has captured the Dixie-fried south in a way that no comic has previously. The small BBQ shacks ooze personality, and the characters who frequent these places are despicable. Latour is able to draw a desperate red-eyed methhead as a vile creature with an incredible amount of vulnerability. His use of paneling is a revelation for how to tell a story clearly, and without the use of a dense script. Thanks to an incredible intercutting of panels that are seemingly unrelated Latour communicates the major beats of the town, the characters, and the past without a single word from Aaron.

So “Southern Bastards” is totally worthy of insane hype. This is a book crafted with care on every level. It’s poignant and brutal. It’s over the top in all the right ways and completely subdued at the same time. It’s a beautiful dance in pacing that effortlessly shows how comics should be and need to be done. It’s more delicious than fried chicken but still manages to hit you like a pickup truck to the head. It needs to be on your pull list ASAP because by the end of April you need to be part of the conversation.

Rating: 5/5 Skulls.

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Review: “Veil” #2

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:11

Rats. Rats are very important. These vile little creatures skitter through life unknowingly breeding disease and disgust. Yet, Veil embraces them entirely. The mystery of “Veil” is deepened, the world is fleshed out, and the stakes are raised even higher in this second issue of Greg Rucka’s mystery about the objectification of beauty.


WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka
ART BY: Toni Fejzula
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: April 2, 2014

Rucka said himself that the story of “Veil” would become much clearer with issue two. Bullshit. Not that I’m calling him a liar, because it does, but only somewhat. I mean the larger world of the comic comes into play, and now we know nefarious people are after Veil. That’s it though. We don’t know much else.

Which is part of the charm. Dante is our conduit for this beautiful and haunting journey. He’s a bad dude caught between his reputation and trying to do the right thing. He can’t understand Veil for the life of him, and the harder he tries the harder she pulls away.

The real magic in this issue comes with well… literal magic. We’re treated to some nefarious dudes who have performed sacrifices seemingly in their quest for Veil. One dude in particular harnesses power much like Veil’s. Rucka does a fantastic job at expanding his world and deepening the mystery of how this beautiful and lost girl relates to it.

There is a moment here that shows even the most “upstanding” of people find something magnetic about Veil. It stands to reason that most people lose control around her, and cannot resist her otherworldly charm. Although its not clear why Dante seems immune. In any event Rucka manages to make it all compelling by never answering these things. It’s not important to the story, at least not yet.

Toni Fejzula’s art has apparently gone through some progression before reaching the look that has come to define this book. Everything feels like a neon soaked fever dream that is captured in stained glass. It’s absolutely gorgeous and hard to shy away from. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it, but the style imbues the adventure with a distinct otherworldliness that only deepens the mystery. I can’t sing the art’s praises enough. You’ve never seen anything quite like it.

“Veil” is this unique concoction of ideas that might seem a little cliché at first. The amnesiac with great powers has been done before, but never like this. The thematic implications within the narrative tell a story about objectification. Dante is an exciting and almost tragic character who is about more than likely about to enter what Walter Sobchak called “a world of pain.”

Dark things are brewing on the horizon, but the charm of this book far outweighs its grim implications. The mystery still runs rampant through the pages, but the pieces are moving across the board. We know more than we did before, but we still don’t know much.

Rating: 4/5 Skulls.

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Scientists Clone Baby Dinosaur? Um... April Fools?

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:00

Well, file this under "No, Really?" Following in the footsteps of the fictitious scientists of Jurassic Park, apparently a baby dinosaur has been cloned in Britain. Didn't these people ever watch Gorgo? No good can come from this at all.

News Hound scored the story and odd picture, which, real or not, we had to share.

According to the site scientists at Liverpool's John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur, a spokesman from the university said. The dinosaur, a baby Apatosaurus nicknamed “Spot,” is currently being incubated at the University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

The scientists extracted DNA from preserved Apatosaurus fossils, which were on display at the university’s museum of natural science. Once the DNA was harvested, scientists injected it into a fertile ostrich womb.

Ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs,” said Dr. Gerrard Jones, a biology professor at LJMU and the project’s leading scientist. “Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus. That’s why the cloning worked so perfectly.

Those in the scientific community say the dinosaur cloning – the first ever of its kind – is a milestone for genetic engineering. “I used to think this kind of thing could only happen in the movies,” said Dr. Gemma Sheridan, a LJMU chemistry professor, “but we’re making it happen right here in our lab. It’s astounding.

The cloning attracted the attention of a wide variety of animal rights activists and religious groups. They claim that animal cloning is unethical and immoral. PETA President Craig Farmer criticized the scientists for performing potentially life threatening tests on a new species.

These scientists brought an animal from the Jurassic age back to life – just to watch it suffer!” he said. But Dr. Sheridan doesn’t seem to be bothered by the activists’ quibbling. She says that the opportunities afforded by dinosaur cloning are endless. "Within ten years, we could repopulate the world with dinosaurs,” she said.

As of press time, the dinosaur is in stable condition. Scientists plan to run more tests on him shortly.

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Review: ‘Black Science’ #5

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:58

Grant McKay returns to center stage this month as Remender peels back the layers of this complex and pious bastard. As always the root of this month’s issue rests with the characters behind the team. However, the cracks in the entire foundation start to reveal their complexities as Grant is forced to face himself. This is the most exciting and damning chapter of “Black Science” to date.


WRITTEN BY: Rick Remender
ART BY: Matteo Scalera
COLOR BY: Dean White
PUBLISHER: Image
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: April 2, 2014

I can’t imagine being a dimension-hopping scientist. You’d have to be one brilliant man, and you’d have to a certain type of asshole, at least according to Remender. Luckily he does a fantastic job at communicating these traits in Grant Mckay. It’s never a dull moment as Kadir recounts how he first met the smug young man who turned out to be his own damnation.

In a roundabout way, even the moments with the masked stranger are all about Grant. This is his series after all, and Remender reminds us that he has done this all before, as he will do it again. Yet, his actions puncture holes in the very fabric of reality. His callous actions threaten the destruction of countless lives. Most notably those of his children, who the masked stranger reminds him, are doomed to be killed by their father.

So in a comic filled with infinite possibilities the fleeting idea of fate somehow worms its way in to throw everything to shit. In a beautiful poetic moment, Grant tries to defy his fate by acting before thinking. Yet, something tells me that this issue of Black Science will be a lot more important than we’re lead to believe here. Something happens within these pages that creates and even more infinite set of possibilities for the narrative. Remender loves seeding ideas, and this will surely spell the beginning of the end for the entire team.

Matteo Scalera really has a lot of time to shine in this issue. He revels in a chase scene that sees our heroes cutting across a bustling alien marketplace and bookends everything with two very senseless acts of violence. It all flows tremendously well and comes to reinforce the frantic pace that was previously established in the first issue of the series. The attention to detail in the characters is beautiful and Scalera really has a lot of fun with the design of the masked stranger.

Yet again, Remender and his team do an incredible job at building their world outward to create a memorable and engaging adventure that never stops to catch it’s breath. The characters while despicable almost across the board are engaging and intoxicating. So watching Grant become his own biggest saboteur is nigh impossible to resist. The onion keeps getting peeled back, and with every new layer comes a multitude of questions. I couldn’t be happier with this book. My only complaint is waiting a month between chapters.

Rating: 4.5/5 Skulls.

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Review: “The Field” #1

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:48

Ed Brisson uses his labyrinthine knowledge of trashy grindhouse cinema to craft a tight and engaging mystery. “The Field” oozes tribute and originality, thanks to razor sharp cheesy dialogue, beautifully weird characters, and the stunning dynamic work of Brisson’s longtime collaborator Simon Roy. This is a comic you can’t afford to miss.


WRITTEN BY: Ed Brisson
ART BY: Simon Roy
PUBLISHER: Image
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: April 2, 2014

For me, there are very few comics that seem self-aware. There is certain reflexivity in the story of “The Field” that allows it to revel in its quirky genre tropes like hyper violence, and cheesy dialogue. Yet, by the last page of the book the whole adventure still feels compelling and completely original.

The story follows a mysterious protagonist who wakes up in a field wearing nothing but his underwear. He’s got a cellphone, and it warns him of imminent danger. From here he’s thrown into an adventure with an insane, drug addled bible salesmen who calls himself Christian. If that wasn’t enough there’s also a biker gang hot on the trail of the mystery hero. Who he is and what all these people want from him is only the beginning of the story.

If that premise doesn’t excite you, then I sincerely don’t know what will. Brisson maximizes his script by constantly layering new questions into the narrative. The cellphone springs to life to remind the reader that they’re in constant danger. It’s a great device that never overwhelms but keeps the script on edge. This is coupled with a brief tease of the larger narrative. Both come together to keep things weird and compelling.

Simon Roy and Brisson have been working together for years and it shows on “The Field.” They seamlessly play off of one another. Roy’s art is moody and compelling. His character designs are humorous, only to become immediately terrifying. His panels ooze his trademark style, and his use of line detailing adds menace to the mundane world of diners and sedans. Within moments of gore, Roy really shines. There is a sequence near the end of this issue that gave me Steve Dillion “Preacher” vibes. Extreme gore never looked so good, or so much fun.

This is an excellent start to a compelling and eerie book that is sure to only get better. The mystery of the book is fascinating, and there is a literal volley of questions within the opening pages that will necessitate picking up issue two. Throw in Roy’s incredibly dark and character driven work, and add in Brisson’s tastefully cheesy dialogue and you’ve got one hell of a series. “The Field” defies comparison; it’s a love letter to grindhouse cinema, and a reinvention of the genre in comics. It‘s steep mystery may leave some out in the cold, but the best stories ask questions of the reader, pushing them to become an active participant in the adventure. “The Field” does exactly that; it sucks you in, and creates an insatiable urge to know more. Bring on issue two. Let’s get weird.

Rating: 4.5/5 Skulls.

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Reflect On Nearly 20 'Oculus' Images!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:41

Relativity has supplied us with the final image gallery for Oculus (review), Mike Flanagan’s indie haunter that’s been impressing all of us on Bloody.

In theaters April 11, “The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.

Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan all star.

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Exclusive Artwork Premiere - Compound Fracture

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:30

We've been talking about Mane Entertainment's Compound Fracture (review) for a while now, and finally we can announce that the film will be hitting home video on May 13th. Check out this exclusive look at the artwork, and look for the official details soon!

Written by Renae Geerlings Compound Fracture stars Tyler Mane (Michael Myers from Rob Zombie's Halloween), Muse Watson (Ben Willis from I Know What You Did Last Summer), and Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th).

For more info visit the official Compound Fracture website, "like" Compound Fracture on Facebook and follow Tyler Mane on Twitter (@TYLER_MANE).

Synopsis
Michael Wolffsen (Mane) has just gotten custody of his only sister’s son after she was murdered by her husband before his very eyes. When he receives an urgent phone call, Michael takes his nephew and wife and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father (Watson), who is obsessed with building an unassailable compound. Once there, Michael hopes to repair his shattered family, but instead he finds that they are all trapped inside his father’s creation when the ghost of his vengeful brother-in-law (Mears) returns to wipe out the rest of the Wolffsen family.

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[TV] Plot Details for "Scream" Series (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:25

Updated with casting breakdown: Ghostface has been spotted on YouTube, and will soon go viral…

Bloody Disgusting has exclusively learned of new Intel for MTV’s “Scream”, their television adaptation of Wes Craven’s classic slasher franchise that spawned three sequels.

I’m told that Craven will actually be directing the pilot(!) this summer from a screenplay by Jill Blotevogel.

Our source explains that the “rules” of slasher movies is at the center of this new series, as it has been for the franchise. The pilot explores a YouTube video that has gone viral and causes problems for the protagonist, Audrey, who is caught in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past.

Casting should be underway soon.

The Scream franchise has delivered more than $600M worldwide for Dimension Films.

UPDATE: Here’s the breakdown via TVLine.

* Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.

* Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.

* Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”

* Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”

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Horror Decor Proud to Combine Frights and 80's Toys with Horror Buddies

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:00

Wrestling buddies. All true fans of squared circle action had to have one at some point in their lives. I personally remember chucking my own Hulk Hogan buddy around the living room as a kid. A great toy. And Horror Decor is making them better with Horror Buddies.

What are Horror Buddies, you may ask? It's as simple as it sounds. It's the Wrestling Buddy concept, but instead of Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior you'll be cuddling up with, Horror Decor has decided to use horror character designs.

And the first one just had to be a clown, didn't it? If I had to sleep with this thing, I'd lie awake staring at it to be sure it didn't move. It is creepy. Coulrophobiacs worldwide will be sucking down bottles of NyQuil just to get some sleep.

And The Clown is just the start. Check out HorrorDecor.net for all the latest!

From the Press Release
We here are Horror Decor are very excited to announce our new line of character pillows called Horror Buddies! We wanted to take our pillows to the next level, so we took inspiration from a classic comfy toy from the 80's and fused them with characters from our favorite horror films to play with, hug, and chase after your pets with!

The first member of this collection is called The Clown, brought to life by the very talented Matt Ryan. We couldn't decide on which clownie creepster to do, so we did all of them at once! He is a mash-up combining features from three different evil grinning clowns; can you name them all? The Clown is available at HorrorDecor.net now and will be priced at $48 plus shipping. He is approximately 21.5" inches tall and is printed on both sides.

For the next member to join our Horror Buddies family, we again will be teaming up with our pals at Freddy in Space! Artist Patrick Carson Sparrow is hard at work bringing him to life for an early spring release. All we can say is, it will be ki...ki...killer, ma...ma...man!

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Experience the Side Effects of the Red Sleep

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:30

Imagine if you will that you majorly screwed up during your life (not that hard, is it?), and then someone comes along with a second chance for you... but there will be consequences. Yep, that's the kind of thing you will find happening in the new series "Red Sleep."

Written and directed by Andre Welsh, "Red Sleep" stars Chioke Jelani Clanton (Cuff Me if You Can), Ron Kaell (Trauma), Jessica Sonneborn (Alice D.), and Don Stark ("That 70's Show").

Co-starring are Jessica Roth, Ahku, Mitch Costanza, Jenny Pellicer, Leanne Wilson, Tobias Mehler, Phillip Jeanmarie, Aaron Massey, Ryan McCann, Jo-Anne Krupa, Michael Coons, and Kyle Koromaldi.

For more info keep your eyes on the "Red Sleep" Facebook page.

Synopsis
An escaped prison inmate makes a deal with a U.S. military drug experiment in exchange for his freedom. After taking on a new identity in Los Angeles, the side effects from the drug and his past catch up with him.

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New Jinn Videos Explore Mythology and More

Dread Central - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:15

Opening April 4, 2014, from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing is Jinn, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and right now we two more videos for you whether you wished for them or not!

The film was produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser, and Alan Noel Vega and stars Dominic Rains (Flight 93), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace), Faran Tahir (Elysium), and William Atherton (Die Hard). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed, and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus.

The storyline of JINN involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

For more, including theatrical screenings, visit the official Jinn website, and "like" Jinn on Facebook.

Synopsis
In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire.

For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion, and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed. It is time for him to remember.







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Goblin Will Tour N. America This Summer And Play The Entire 'Dawn Of The Dead' OST

bloody disgusting - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

Italian progressive rockers Goblin will be embarking on an eight-date N. American tour this July. Support will come from avant garde rockers Stolen Babies and metal band Hate Eternal. During this tour, Goblin will be performing the full soundtrack to 1978′s zombie classic Dawn Of The Dead.

Stolen Babies bassist and guitarist Rani Sharone states, “When Goblin came to the states last fall I was bummed that I missed them due to us being on tour. Now we are on this Claudio Simonetti’s Dawn of the Dead run and I couldn’t be more stoked. Been a fan for years. This is going to be a great tour.

If you’re going to be at the Pontiac, MI show, you’ll definitely be seeing me there!

Head below for tour dates.

Tue/Jul-15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Thu/Jul-17 Montreal, QC @ Le National
Fri/Jul-18 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Sat/Jul-19 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Mon/Jul-21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Tue/Jul-22 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Thu/Jul-24 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Fri/Jul-25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom


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