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Topps Joins Forces with AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead for New Trading Cards

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:00

If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC and also like to collect trading cards, this story about a new partnership between those shows and Topps is for you!  Some of the cards will include Shane as a walker, Carl with a can of beans, and Carol in disguise as one of the “Wolves.” What more could you want?

From the Press Release:
The Topps Company, Inc., is announcing an official partnership with AMC to bring terrifying, never-before-seen content from the TV phenomenon “The Walking Dead” and its popular companion series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” to both physical and digital cards for fans to collect and trade.

The Topps Digital app “The Walking Dead: Card Trader” is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store and is the first place fans can access new Topps trading cards from the world of “The Walking Dead.” The app will feature new digital card releases on a daily basis, covering the entire history of “The Walking Dead,” from Rick’s initial discoveries in abandoned Atlanta during Season 1 to the suspenseful introduction of Negan in the Season 6 finale.

In the same app, and for the first time ever, fans of “Fear the Walking Dead” will also be able to collect and trade cards of new favorite characters including Madison, Travis, and the enigmatic Victor Strand as they experience the collapse of society. To celebrate the launch of the new app, Topps will give all fans who install and register for the app one special limited edition digital card daily for their first seven days of app use.

“’The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ have passionate and rabid fan bases looking for new and creative ways to stay connected to their favorite shows,” said Jeremy Strauser, General Manager of Topps Digital. “Topps is uniquely capable of delivering both physical and digital trading cards that will keep fans engaged and allow them to own a piece of these acclaimed shows.”

Fans will be able to get their hands on Topps’ physical trading cards for “The Walking Dead” starting this fall. The Walking Dead: Complete Fifth Season card set will be available in October and will tell the full story of the highest rated season of the show, from the escape from Terminus to the journey to Alexandria. Each box of cards will feature two hits per box including autographs from the cast, artist-drawn sketch cards, and relic cards with pieces of actual set-worn costumes. Topps will also release a premium collector set, The Walking Dead: Survival Bo,  in December. This will be the first-ever high-end trading card set for “The Walking Dead” and will be the perfect gift for mega-fans.

“We are thrilled to be working with Topps to bring both great physical card products and an innovative digital app to our ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ fan base,” said Theresa Beyer, Senior Vice President of Brand Activation and Promotions for AMC.

“The Walking Dead: Card Trader” digital app is now available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as well as Android devices in the App Store and Google Play Store.

The Walking Dead: Complete Fifth Season physical trading cards will launch in October, 2016, and The Walking Dead: Survival Box physical trading cards will launch in December, 2016.

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LA Fans – See the First Two Outcast Episodes with Robert Kirkman and the Cast

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:11

Earlier this week Cinemax provided us with the official trailer and artwork for its upcoming new series “Outcast,” and if you simply can’t wait until the show’s debut on June 3rd, and you live in or near Los Angeles, we have the scoop on how you can see it early!

The network has informed us that fans can see the first two episodes with creator Robert Kirkman and several members of the cast at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on June 1st in LA. We don’t have all the details yet so keep your eyes on the Hollywood Forever Cemetery website for updates.

About “Outcast”:
The CINEMAX drama series “OUTCAST” will launch its ten-episode first season on Friday, June 3, 2016.  It also already been renewed for a second season ahead of its debut.  The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.

“OUTCAST” follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) portrays Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) co-stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.

“OUTCAST” is produced for CINEMAX by FOX International Studios (FIS) and also executive produced by David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado, and Sue Naegle. The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest).

 

 

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The Base Starring Cam Gigandet Begins Shooting

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:57

We’ve just gotten word that actor Cam Gigandet, whom you may remember from movies such as Twilight and Burlesque, has started shooting the upcoming action thriller The Base from director Jesse Gustafson. Full details below.

From the Press Release:
XLrator Media and Benattar/Thomas Productions announced the start of principal photography on the action-thriller THE BASE, starring Cam Gigandet (The Magnificent Seven, Twilight) and directed by Jesse Gustafson (Day 39). XLrator Media will release the film worldwide in 2017 on its “TURBO” action label.

Based on an original story by Nigel Thomas and Rick Benattar and written by Guy Stevenson (The Last Heist), THE BASE stars Cam Gigandet as the leader of a “Dirty Dozen” band of military prisoners who have to fight off a terrorist attack on the remote “black site” prison in which they’re being held, which, unknown to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility.

Director Gustafson is a military veteran and a Columbia Film School graduate who has directed and performed in over 40 stage productions. His film work includes writing and directing the short film Day 39, which was a finalist for a student Academy Award in 2015, and writing “Ace of Spades,” which was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship finalist.

The film is produced by Rick Benattar, Nigel Thomas, Barry Gordon, and Michael Radiloff and has been fully financed by The Fyzz Facility with Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones coming on board as executive producers.

THE BASE is the fourth action-thriller from Benattar/Thomas Productions as part of an overall production and global distribution deal with XLrator Media. The companies have previously partnered on PARADOX starring Zoë Bell and Malik Yoba and the upcoming releases THE LAST HEIST starring Henry Rollins (in theaters June 17, 2016) and THE FIXER starring Tom Hopper (“Black Sails”) (in theaters November 4, 2016).

“We are thrilled to work on THE BASE with Jesse Gustafson, a fresh and exciting new filmmaker. The film is reminiscent of classics like The Dirty Dozen and Kelly’s Heroes. Movies we love that truly blur the line between the good guys and bad guys. It’s a great story, and we can’t wait to bring it to a global audience,” said Rick Benattar.

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First Look – Geena Davis in The Exorcist TV Series

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:50

Fox works fast! After just announcing that the network has given a series order for a TV version of The Exorcist, which is said to be a “new take” on the seminal horror film, they’ve released the first image!

“The Exorcist” series will take the form of a psychological thriller. Starring are Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera (as Father Tomas Ortega), and Ben Daniels (as Father Marcus Lang). Beasts of No Nation‘s Kurt Egyiawan co-stars as Father Bennett, a liaison for the Vatican, with Hannah Kasulka playing Casey Rance, the wallflower of the family, who is worried about her sister, Charlotte (Brianne Howey), who has been holed up in her room ever since her serious accident.

The producer is Jeremy Slater (The Fantastic Four), and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is directing the pilot.

Synopsis:
More than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film solidified itself as the greatest horror movie ever made, The Exorcist returns in series format as a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession.

L-R: Alfonso Herrera and Geena Davis; Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX

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Something Sinister Lurks in this Most Likely to Die Clip

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:49

MarVista Entertainment is releasing Anthony DiBlasi’s Most Likely to Die in select theaters and On Demand this coming Friday, May 13th; and up now we have a new clip from the film to share.

Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Chad Addison, and Tess Christiansen star.

Synopsis:
Glee” star Heather Morris and “Celebrity Big Brother’” enfant terrible/showbiz gossip blogger Perez Hilton are part of a 10-year high school reunion hosted by a disgraced ice hockey player. Soon the party takes a deadly turn when one by one the former classmates, each with a secret shared history, turn up dead according to their senior yearbook superlatives. Who is the masked psycho with the razor-sharp mortarboard, and what exactly is his problem?

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MTV Unveiling the First 7 Minutes of Scream Season 2 on Friday the 13th!

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:32

This Friday the 13th, MTV is unveiling the first 7 minutes of the new season of “Scream,” and we all know that means one thing: an iconic opening kill.

Tune in at 3PM PT / 6PM ET and interact with “Scream” cast favorite Tom Maden during this terrifying Facebook live event.

Oh, and one more thing… Someone. WILL. Die.

Related Story: Five Reasons to Watch Scream: The Series Season Two

“Scream” Season 2 premieres Monday, May 30th, on MTV.

Returning cast members include Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), John Karna (Noah), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke). Joining them are recording artist Kiana Ledé, Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down, “Silicon Valley”), Anthony Ruivivar (“Banshee,” “American Horror Story”), Austin Highsmith (“Murder in the First,” “Criminal Minds”), Sean Grandillo (Spring Awakening), and Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan,” “Gotham”). The new showrunners are Michael Gans and Richard Register.

Season 2 picks up with Emma’s return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the Killer but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets — they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about the Season 1 murders.

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Asylum Mockbusters Make a Resurgence with Their Independents’ Day Trailer

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 17:09

Independents’ Day? That’s pretty damn shameless even for The Asylum. Bravo, gentlemen. Bravo. I salute you.

The Asylum will not go quietly into the night, and thus, they mark their return to the type of lawsuit-baiting mockbusters I thought they were trying to move away from. If you can’t guess what movie and its forthcoming sequel Independents’ Day is trying to capitalize on, then you must be from another planet.

You can’t say The Asylum hasn’t come a long way. Just look at the special effects in this trailer. Maybe not on the level of its big screen counterpart but very well done for a low budget knock-off. Hell, I still remember watching the big blue energy beam blasting down from a similar oversized spaceship in their Battle of Los Angeles mockbuster years ago and remarking how it looked like aliens were bombarding the City of the Angels with what looked to me like a colossal stream of dishwashing liquid. Odd how the f/x look solid here but everything else feels a wee bit on the chintzy side.

So, what’s it about, who does it star, and who made it? Well, I can tell you The Asylum produced it because they’re the ones who posted the trailer. I can’t seem to find any other information. What more do you need to know?

Earth is being invaded by insectoid aliens in gargantuan UFOs that want to annihilate us. We fight back. The President is a woman. A bald guy with a beard also appears to play a key role in Earth’s salvation. The White House gets blown up in a scene lifted directly from a 20-year-old movie of roughly the same title.

At this point I truly believe The Asylum could release a boxset comprised exclusively of mockbusters they’ve done based on Roland Emmerich movies alone.

I decided to Google “Independents’ Day” to see if there is an actual holiday by that name. I can confirm there is an annual “Independents’ Day” celebration in East Ohio that actually takes place in September, but I have a hard time believing extraterrestrials would arrive just to wreck that. There’s also a rap album by that name from 2005 by Royce Da 5’9”, who, alas, is not in the movie playing the Will Smith character.

But I digress…

Here’s the trailer for The Asylum’s Independents’ Day, written and directed by people, starring other people. Educated guess this will arrive on DVD and/or VOD right around the time Independence Day: Resurgence invades theaters this summer.

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Open the Door to a New Clip from The Darkness

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:57

You just thought we were done talking about The Darkness today!  Hot on the heels of sharing a new behind-the-scenes look at the film, we’re back with a clip provided by our friends at Crypt TV. Dig it!

The Darkness stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, and Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Greg McLean and written by McLean, Shayne Armstrong, and S.P. Krause, the film was produced by Jason Blum, Bianca Martino, and Matt Kaplan. It will be released by BH Tilt in coordination with High Top Releasing.

The film arrives in theaters on Friday, May 13th.

For more info “like” The Darkness on Facebook, and follow The Darkness on Twitter along with BHTilt on Twitter using the hashtag #FearTheDarkness and tagging @BHTilt and @TheDarknessMov.

Synopsis:
As a family returns from a vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

 

 

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MUST OWN – Mezco’s Hellraiser Rubik’s Cube

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:34

How in the hell did it take someone so long to think of this? If you’re a Hellraiser fan and have just 13 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, Mezco Toyz just hit a home run!

From the Site:
The Hellraiser series of films are widely considered classics of modern horror. With a rich and intricate mythology, Hellraiser has enthralled audiences with the blood-soaked world of Pinhead, the Cenobites, and the Lament Configuration.

Within the Hellraiser universe, the Lament Configuration is the key to the gates of Hell itself and the summoner of the Cenobites. Now, for the first time ever, it is recreated as a working puzzle. Featuring artwork based on the designs of Philip Lemarchand, the prop-sized square puzzle rotates on both its X and Y axes with an almost supernatural smoothness. With 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations, even Dr. Channard would find himself bedeviled in a quest for the solution.

Suitable for use as a fiendishly confounding puzzle or as a film replica display piece — the choice is yours!

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In Los Angeles? See Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th with Director Sean Cunningham!

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:29

This coming Friday, the 13th of May, 1980’s iconic slasher Friday the 13th has a special 11:00 PM screening in L.A., and we’ve got three pairs of tickets to give away to a trio of lucky Dread Central readers.

Presented by Fandango and M3, doors to the Midnight Movie Massacre event will open at 10:30 PM at the Crest Westwood Theater (1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024). Featuring food trucks, vendors, a donation bar (benefiting The Breast Health and Healing Foundation), DJ, and a special guest appearance by the film’s director, Sean Cunningham, at the 11:00 PM pre-show party, what better way is there to spend the evening?

Additionally, a step and repeat with Friday the 13th characters Jason and Mrs. Voorhees will be on hand, as will the works of local artists for sale inside the venue.

Pre-sale tickets are just $16 for general admission and $25 for reserved leather couch seating with event poster (you can purchase them here) or $20 at the door (cash only), although as mentioned, we have three pairs available for free!

To win, simply answer the following Friday the 13th trivia question by sending an email with the answer to contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS along with “Friday the 13th” in your subject line.  We’ll email back the first three respondents with the correct answer and include a promo code for use at the above website that’ll secure your tickets.

Question: “What was the original working title of the Friday the 13th script?”

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on May 12th. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

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Spoiler Alert: Synopsis of Supernatural Season Finale Episode 11.23 – Alpha and Omega

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 00:30

This week’s episode of “Supernatural” provided long-time fans of the show with one of the sweetest payoffs we could have ever hoped for, but we’ll steer clear of mentioning obvious spoilers in this first paragraph for those of you who aren’t quite caught up yet… but proceed at your own risk!

For those of you who are ready to learn more about what’s ahead, we have the synopsis of this year’s season finale to share, Episode 11.23, “Alpha and Omega,” in which we get the face-off we’ve been waiting for: the Light vs. the Darkness.

Supernatural” Episode 11.23 – “Alpha and Omega” (5/25/16; 9:00-10:00 pm)
GOD VS. AMARA – God (guest star Rob Benedict) comes to a decision about Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) that has direct repercussions for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).  Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.

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Announcing the Dose of Terror Podcast!

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:15

Welcome to the Dose of Terror Podcast! As part of the upcoming Dread Central Podcast Network (official podcast network name pending), we would like to share with you the first podcast to be released under the new network.

Hosts are myself (Steve Wood), Joey Infante, and Mike from Brooklyn. We’ve all been lifelong horror fanatics and hope that our brand of banter and bullshit will be satisfying for the Dread Central audience.

Now, as a Dinner for Fiends fan, I invite you all to fuck us back! You can do such back fucking in the following ways…

Check out the official Dose of Terror website, follow @adoseofterror on Twitter and “Like” Dose of Terror on Facebook. Feeling really bold? You can also reach us via email at doseofterror@gmail.com or on Google Voice – 323-418-2099.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON YOUR COMPUTER!

Alternately, you can listen directly here or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher. We will soon be incorporated in the new Podcast section of Dread Central.

We’re excited to be under the Dread Central banner and will be following a biweekly release schedule. We will be releasing new installments on Mondays.

Enjoy!

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Dare You Lie in the Bed of the Dead?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:59

The wondrously sick minds behind Bite are back with a new film at the Cannes Market, and we have your first details and bitching artwork. Dare you snooze in the Bed of the Dead?

Bed of the Dead was written and directed by Jeff Maher and produced by Black Fawn Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment. Colin Price, Alyssa King, and Gwen Cumyn star.

Synopsis:
Four twenty-somethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed’s secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

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The Grave Gets Raw at Cannes

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:55

On tap right now are the first stills from Grave, which is appearing at Cannes as Raw. Open up, and say, “Ahhhhhhh!”

Julia Ducournau directs. Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Bouli Lanners star.

Synopsis:
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world.

During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…

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Simon West to Unleash War Wolf

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:50

Loving werewolf movies as much as we do, the title War Wolf alone has us tickled pink! According to Variety, veteran action director Simon West (Con-Air, The Expendables 2, The Mechanic) has been set to helm the upcoming furiously furry flick with shooting set for Italy in November.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman, and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch. Finch, author of the Heck crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

Fortitude Intl. will launch international sales in Cannes. War Wolf is the first in a planned franchise of films (of course) under a partnership among West, Fortitude, and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

War Wolf is set in 1356, after decades of war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend; and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.

The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and Wolves. Dave Elsey and Rick Baker shared an Academy Award for 2010’s The Wolfman.

The popularity of the fantasy genre around the globe continues to grow, and the fierce world of War Wolf is an electric story,” said Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros. “Under the masterful direction of Simon West and the brilliant team of Dave and Lou Elsey behind the special effects makeup, this film is going to blow people away with both the look of this fantastical world and the intense storytelling.

More as it comes.

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The Unseen Sales Trailer Disappears

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:43

Ahead of its stint at Cannes, we now have the sales trailer for the latest take on the invisible man story, The Unseen. See it before it disappears!

Geoff Redknap directs the film starring Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, and Ben Cotton.

Geoff Redknap worked as a make-up effects artist before turning to writing and directing. His short The Auburn Hills Breakdown played at festivals worldwide. His feature script Hangfire was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and won the Golden Feather Award at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Synopsis:
A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she goes missing, he risks everything to find her, including exposing the fact that he is becoming invisible.

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Universal Dishes Mummy Details

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:30

Universal has finally unwrapped the details of its new version of The Mummy, and we have everything – including the official synopsis – right here for you!

From the Press Release:
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, King Arthur, “Peaky Blinders”), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible series and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

The Mummy is set for release on June 9, 2017.

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Interview with the Vampire Reboot Script Complete; Could Jared Leto Be the Next Lestat?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:00

Earlier today we reminded you that it’s the 40th anniversary of the publication of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire so we’d say it’s the perfect time to get an update on the latest film version of the novel.

At the end of March, Josh Boone, who was tapped to helm the reboot (or whatever it is they’re calling it these days), said he was working on the script with Jill Killington; and per a recent post by Boone on Instagram, the first draft, which incorporates both Interview and its sequel, The Vampire Lestat, is indeed finished!

#annerice #vampirechronicles #thevampirelestat

A photo posted by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT

But that’s not even the most exciting news that we have for you…

Recently Rice asked her fans on Facebook for their opinion of who might make the best Lestat, and one name that kept coming up was Jared Leto. Apparently, Boone agrees. Check out his tweet from yesterday:

Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto pic.twitter.com/CsFqtYw9Na

— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016

What say you? Do you think Jared can fill the shoes left behind by previous Lestats Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend? I’d say he’s spot-on.  Share your thoughts below!

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Doom Launch Trailer Fights Like Hell

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:38

The hotly anticipated Doom reboot is still eight days away, but publisher Bethesda has gone ahead and released the launch trailer anyway. It’s just over a minute long, but it sure made me ponder: “Can this game get any more awesome?”

Not long now. On May 13, the grandaddy of all FPS franchises will finally be making a comeback.

Synopsis:
DOOM is back! With a brutal single-player campaign, iconic fast-paced multiplayer, and the ability to create and play your own levels with SnapMap, DOOM delivers all the guns, demons, and action you’ve been craving. It’s time to Fight Like Hell.

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7th Annual Steampunk World’s Fair Taking Place May 13-15 in New Jersey

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:54

While the “steampunk” label in and of itself doesn’t necessarily pertain to our beloved genre, the upcoming 7th annual Steampunk World’s Fair has enough horror-related guests and events (such as an appearance by The Devil’s Carnival creators Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman) that we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring it to your attention.

Things kick off on Friday, May 13th, and full details follow.

From the Press Release:
The Steampunk World’s Fair comes roaring back into the heart of Piscataway, New Jersey, this May 13th through 15th as one of the most unique and memorable events on the East Coast celebrates its 7th season. This year’s event hosts a veritable cabal of international performers, a sea of vendors providing temptations for miles, a packed schedule guaranteed to both titillate and educate, and a series of special events that will keep you smiling from ear to ear for months to come!

The Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 Highlights Include:

  • Absinthe Heroes: A Steampunk Rock Opera
    Darkly humorous and adventurous with healthy helpings of wit, dash, daring… and chocolate! Its musical score was written by our acclaimed headliner Psyche Corporation. Absinthe Heroes has been described as “a riotous blending of the ridiculous and the sublime,” “mad science in theatrical form,” and “a Steampunk rollercoaster.”
  • Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman
    The creative madmen behind The Devil’s Carnival come home to the event they were born to attend! With them comes a shadowcast performance/screening of Repo! The Genetic Opera, a screening of The Devil’s Carnival, and a preview of their newest work, entitled American Murder Song!
  • Splendid Teapot Racing
    One takes a favorite teapot, adds a radio-controlled chassis, and then runs it through a prescribed course of candlesticks, fine china, and of course, the Ramp of Doom. Mayhem then ensues. Open to anyone!
  • Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland
    Under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia, kids can practice their best tea party manners with a picnic on the lawn, play story-building games, master mischief making, construct mysterious devices, and more!
  • Musical Guests
    Experience music from all corners of the globe with Steam Powered Giraffe, This Way to the Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Ingimar Oddsson, and many more! You’ll also find buskers around every corner, so one might say there’s no escaping fantastic musics at the Steampunk World’s Fair!
  • A Giant Robot Named Iris
    Yes. We have a giant robot. Want to take a picture next to a giant robot?
    OF COURSE YOU DO!

With panels on famous literature (and featuring famous international authors!), fashion, self-defense, and the supernatural; workshops teaching the finer points of hula hooping, tea tasting, dancing, and ray gun building; book exchanges; trinket swaps; a maze of vendors with a dizzying array of wares; and our fairgrounds populated with the finest ladies and gentlemen dressed in some of the most creative costumes you’ll ever see, the Steampunk World’s Fair is sure to pack your day with memories that will never leave you.

The Steampunk World’s Fair encompasses two hotels, which are located next to each other and separated by a large parking lot that holds the Fair’s Midway Vendors and Grand Performance Tent.

The Radisson of Piscataway
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Embassy Suites of Piscataway
121 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Our full schedule of events is available here.  Tickets for general admission (day or weekend) and special events are available here.

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