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IFC Films Sets Home Video Date for Action-Packed Raze

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:57

Did The Raid 2 leave you hungry for more badass hand-to-hand combat? Well then, Raze (review) is precisely what the doctor ordered, serving up brutality and sexy ladies in equal amounts. Read on for home video release details, courtesy of IFC Films!

From the Press Release
At the unforgiving intersection of Chained Heat, TV's "Spartacus," and "Orange Is the New Black," stands RAZE, a viscerally thrilling new action-horror film where it's every woman for herself.

The brutal shocker, director Josh C. Waller's "self-assured debut" (Los Angeles Times), comes to DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on May 20, 2014, with an SRP of $24.98.

After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols; Star Trek, "Continuum") awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker, where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoe Bell; Death Proof, Kill Bill, Oblivion). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death. If they refuse, their loved ones will be killed.

Co-starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") as the sadistic organizers of the battles, RAZE is director Josh C. Waller's (McCanick) no-holds-barred assault on the senses, featuring some of the most brutal fist-to-the-face combat ever put on film. In this contest, may the best woman win.

Extensive bonus features on the DVD include filmmaker commentary, cast and crew interviews, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, extended fight scenes, gag reel, and more.

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times said, "There is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more." "As violent as it is, RAZE is refreshing," wrote Shannon M. Houston of Paste magazine. Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray.com called the film "strong stuff, but also briskly paced and interested in the psychological ramifications of such unrelenting brutality." Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com praised, "If RAZE had been released in 1975, Quentin Tarantino would never shut up about it."

For more check out the official Raze website, and "like" Raze on Facebook.

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Bloody MMA Horror Hits With Everlast

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:50

The world of mixed martial arts has seen more than its fair share of violence over the years, but never like this. That's right, kids! The folks over at YouTube's BlackboxTV are back with something that kicks like a bull! Read on for your first look at Everlast.

From the Press Release
BlackboxTV, the horror-themed YouTube channel by Tony E. Valenzuela, collaborated with MMA and UFC legend Frank Shamrock for Everlast, a horror short film set in the world of mixed martial arts, at YouTube Space LA.

The film, a modern retelling of a classic horror story in the violent world of MMA, tells the tale of the strong, proud, and undefeated Angel Shepard. He thinks he’s the best fighter that’s ever competed in mixed-martial arts. One evening he’s confronted by a stranger offering him the opportunity to achieve the legendary fame he’s desperately sought but only under one condition – he must be willing to risk everything.

“Everlast” features a cameo by the #1 ranked female boxer Mikaela Mayer. The full cast includes:

  • Vine star Kevin McNamara (Fox Digital Studios’ “Suit Up”) as Shepard
  • Retired MMA legend Frank Shamrock as his in-cage enemy Nikolai “Faust”
  • Josie Loren (ABC Family’s “Make It or Break It”) as Shepard’s loving girlfriend
  • Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) as the stranger

    Everlast, currently in post-production, was shot mainly at YouTube Space LA, and the crew built a state-sanctioned fight cage inside the facility’s Stage 1. The film was financed in part by a grant from Technicolor's Creative District.

    The filmmakers are currently aiming for a summer 2014 premiere on BlackboxTV, YouTube's largest horror channel.

    Photo Credit: YouTube Space LA

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    Ada Wong Will Return in Resident Evil 6

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:40

    Details about the upcoming sixth installment in the smash hit Resident Evil film franchise have been extremely scant in recent months so we here at Dread have been hungry for any info we can get our hands on. Today we've got a little something-something for ya so read on for the latest!

    Per CCTV, Paul W.S. Anderson recently revealed some details about Resident Evil 6 at the ongoing Beijing International Film Festival, where he was on hand to discuss the future of 3D technology.

    Not only did he tell the audience that the impending sixth installment will most definitely be in 3D, but he confirmed that actress Li Bingbing will appear in the film, reprising her Resident Evil: Retribution role of character Ada Wong.

    "I have to go home tomorrow for 'Rising Resident Evil.' That's what I'm going to do. As you know, Bingbing is in the last movie, and she will be there again... After Resident Evil I want to come to China and shoot film again," said Anderson.

    We had previously learned that the film would be titled Resident Evil: Rising so it seems likely that's still the plan, and the title was simply lost in translation.

    Whatever it's called, Resident Evil 6 will be written and directed by Anderson, and Milla Jovovich will be returning as Alice. It could potentially be the final film in the franchise, which Anderson plans on neatly wrapping up.

    More as we learn it!

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    New Penny Dreadful Production Blog and a Reminder the Characters Are Just Like You!

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:27

    With just three weeks to wait until the premiere of "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, the network has released another production blog (this one focusing on British exploration and the search for the Nile) plus another promo!

    First up is Production Blog #8, in which author/historian Matthew Sweet discusses the impact of British exploration on Victorian life and how it relates to "Penny Dreadful." That's followed up by a new promo teaser titled "Just Like You."

    "Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.

    "Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

    Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.




    Synopsis
    Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

    For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!

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    Trailer Uncaged for Drew Barrymore's Animal

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:24

    We kicked off this past weekend with our first look at the poster art for the Drew Barrymore-produced Animal, and so it seems only right that we kick off the work week with a trailer for the flick, which gives us our first glimpse at the predatory action.

    Dig in, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly!

    Animal, which airs later this year on NBCUniversal-owned Chiller after a limited theatrical and VOD run, follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a bloodthirsty predator.

    Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group members put their differences aside and fight for survival.

    Keke Palmer, Amaury Nolasco, Parker Young, Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, and Jeremy Sumpter star.

    Barrymore is an executive producer alongside Flower Films’ Nancy Juvonen and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith, and Thommy Hutson. Hutson and Catherine Trillo penned the script, which is directed by Brett Simmons. Gary J. Tunnicliffe created the creature effects.

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    Make Some Noise for This Quiet Ones Prize Package

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00

    With Hammer's The Quiet Ones heading to theatres this weekend, we figured that now would be the perfect time to hit you cats off with some really cool swag and more! Read on for details.

    That's right, kids! We're giving away the official prize package that you see below, which consists of the following:

  • Branded T-shirt
  • Branded Matches
  • Poster
  • Three (3) HAMMER Films (The Woman in Black, Let Me In, Horror of Dracula)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on April 28th.

    The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

    It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

    Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

    Synopsis:
    The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

    For more info be sure to "like" The Quiet Ones on Facebook.




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    Get Ambushed by Another Teaser for True Blood Season 7

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:30

    The first teaser for "True Blood" Season 7 was set in a graveyard, appropriate given that it will be the series' swan song. From the clips shown in this latest promo, HBO appears to be pulling out all the stops to ensure it ends with a bang rather than a whimper.

    "True Blood” begins its final ten-episode run on Sunday, June 22, at 9PM. Expect to be seeing lots more soon.

    In the meantime, check out the new teaser below along with the first one in case you missed it.

    For more info visit "True Blood" on HBO.com, "like" "True Blood" on Facebook, and jump in on the Twitter conversations here using the hashtag #trueblood.




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    See New Footage from White Settlers; Attend the UK Cast & Crew Screening

    Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:00

    UK thriller White Settlers is about to have its debut screening, a Cast & Crew event in Manchester that Grimmfest is offering an exclusive pair of tickets to. We have more details on that plus a look at some new footage.

    HorrorTalk.com recently chatted with White Settlers star Pollyanna McIntosh about the film, and along with her comments, the below video includes some never-before-seen footage.

    Check it out, and if you're in the UK and interested in attending the April 24th screening at The Dancehouse in Manchester, all you have to do to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets is "like" the White Settlers Facebook page and share your postings via all the usual social media outlets. Be sure to follow White Settlers on Twitter as well.

    This will be the first showing of the movie anywhere in the world. Mingle with the stars and the filmmakers, take a drink in the bar, and then enjoy White Settlers before anyone else gets to see it!

    Related Story: Set Visit Report: Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Being a White Settler

    White Settlers, from director Simeon Halligan and writer Ian Fenton, pitches the modern urbanite dream of starting a simple life in the country against the possibility of a very different and terrifying reality. Set in the borders of Scotland, the film takes place over the course of one incredibly tense night and stars Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman) and Lee Williams ("The Tudors," The Forsythe Saga").

    Synopsis:
    It's Ed and Sarah's first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish border. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is as they enjoy supper al fresco at sunset and a riverside skinny dip. But as darkness falls, things become eerie. Sarah suspects they’re not alone; Ed goes to investigate, and the evening swiftly becomes a nightmare. It dawns on them that they do not belong there. And they certainly aren't welcome either...

    White Settlers comes on like a supernatural terror ride with the classic 'bumps in the night' scenario of floorboard creaks and shadows. But the moment Ed tells a genuinely frightened Sarah to get a grip, the film bluntly changes direction. And here is where the game changes. Think Straw Dogs meets Sinister.

    This really could happen to you.

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    Is Nurse 2 on Its Way?

    Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:59

    Paz de la Huerta may have tweeted the best Easter present fans of her odd yet oddly entertaining Nurse 3D (Blu-ray/DVD review here) could have hoped for: the first inkling of a possible sequel!

    Paz's tweets are below - let us know what you thought of the original and if it merits another installment.

    Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (The Day), Nurse 3D stars de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, and Judd Nelson in a scintillating horror film about a nurse with a secret double life as a murderous vixen.


    Nurse 2 is on its way

    — Paz De La Huerta (@PazDeLaHuerta) April 20, 2014


    RT if u want a Sequel to Nurse 3D

    — Paz De La Huerta (@PazDeLaHuerta) April 20, 2014

    Synopsis:
    By day nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.

    For more titillating goodies, follow Nurse 3D on Facebook and Tumblr.

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    Leigh Whannell Teases What's in Store for Insidious Chapter 3

    Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:52

    Insidious Chapter 2 was a fairly polarizing movie. Some loved it, others hated, and some said it felt like two different movies jammed together - one bad and one good. Insidious Chapter 3 is coming in April of 2015, and writer/star Leigh Whannell offered a quick update on it via Twitter.

    The Leigh Whannell-penned Insidious Chapter 3 will be bringing back Lin Shaye’s character as well as both ghost hunters Specs and Tucker (all three pictured below).

    Jason Blum will produce the third Insidious film for Blumhouse Productions with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

    For more information visit the official Insidious website, "like" the Insidious Facebook page, and follow along on Twitter at @InsidiousMovie.


    Insidious 3 is a lot more like part one than two. I'm working on it right now, so thought I'd tell those who care where it's headed.

    — Leigh Whannell (@LWhannell) April 18, 2014

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    Easter Weekend Box Office: Transcendence Fails to Transcend, A Haunted House 2 Condemned

    Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:46

    It’s Easter weekend 2014, and unfortunately for Johnny Depp, the only Transcendence audiences were interested in was Heaven Is for Real while Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2 laughed all the way to the bank as they scared up more money than A Haunted House 2.

    With comic book superheroes, 3D animated birds, and a kid who took The Sixth Sense to a whole new level by seeing not just dead people but also where they live ruling the top 3 slots at the box office, Johnny Depp’s fourth consecutive box office dud, Transcendence, flopped into 4th place.

    The pricey science fiction thriller earned scathing critical reviews, poor audience word-of-mouth, and worst of all, a paltry $11.15 million opening. According to Box Office Mojo, even Stealth opened higher. That’s pretty bad. Pretty bad for Warner Bros, that is, who produced the film. Depp can surely drown the woes of his currently floundering film career in the comforts of his vast fortune, privately owned island, and Amber Heard. I wouldn’t feel too sorry for him just yet.

    Maybe they could have just re-released The Lawnmower Man in 3D and saved everyone a lot of money?

    Then there’s the sequel nobody wanted to the film even the people who enjoyed the original weren’t exactly all that enthusiastic about... Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House 2 was condemned to 5th place and only $9.1 million, roughly half the original’s $18.1 million opening a year ago. The question now remains: Will there be a third installment, and if so, will David Zucker be brought in to replace the Wayans yet again?

    Meanwhile, last week’s horror offering Oculus dropped over 50% to 8th place with $5.3 million. That brings it up to $21 million in two weeks. Art-house fare Under the Skin (in its third week of release) and The Raid 2 (with one extra week under its belt) earned $467,000 and $411,000 for respectable cumes of approximately $1.1 million and $2.3 million, respectively.

    Next weekend brings a new horror offering in the form of The Quiet Ones, which I have been assured is not actually a prequel to The Apparition despite appearing to be based on the exact same experiment. Also, Paul Walker rises from the grave to do parkour in the Americanized remake Brick Mansions.

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    Have a Seat for the First Teaser Trailer for The Chair

    Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:27

    The powers-that-be behind the film adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair chose the right person to appear in their new teaser trailer. The great Bill Oberst, Jr., is front and center, and we can't think of anyone better to send shivers down our spines this fine Easter Sunday!

    Producer, co-writer, and creator of the graphic novel Peter Simeti previously said of the teaser, "If [it] doesn't let you know what you'll be in store for, then nothing else will. We are making a horror film that has as much 'brains' in it as it does 'guts'."

    Adaptation helmer Chad Ferrin and Dave DeFino co-directed the trailer, which stars Oberst as The Warden. Also appearing in the film are Eric Roberts, Naomi Grossman, Zach Galligan, Derrick Damions, Susan Eisenberg, Ezra Buzzington, Kyle Hester, Jacob Banser, Loren Lester, Timothy Muskatell, and Kin Shriner.

    Related Story: See our The Chair news archive for side-by-side comparisons of most of the actors and their characters.

    Look for lots more soon, and the meantime follow @theCHAIRhorror on Twitter and visit TheChairHorror.com.

    Synopsis:
    Richard Sullivan is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on Death Row. Witnessing the brutal torture and murder of his fellow inmates, will he find a way to survive, or will the insane events of the prison finally consume him? Everything is not what it seems, and sanity is such an easy thing to lose.

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    Meet Penny Dreadful's Sir Malcolm Murray

    Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:00

    In order to entice an actor of Timothy Dalton's stature to the small screen, the role of Sir Malcolm Murray in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" must be quite juicy indeed. The network has just released a new promo video in which he and co-star Josh Hartnett discuss the character.

    "Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

    Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

    "Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.

    Synopsis
    Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

    For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!

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    Juliette Gets a Surprise in this Clip from Grimm Episode 3.19 - Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen

    Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:30

    We missed "Grimm" last night, but as the series ramps up for its final four episodes of the season, an early sneak peek has arrived of next Friday's Episode 3.19, "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen," in which Nick brings home an unexpected guest.

    "Grimm" Episode 3.19 - "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" (airs 4/25/14; 9-10PM)
    A LETHAL NEW PRESENCE COMES TO PORTLAND – Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a dangerous female suspect (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) leaving a trail of Wesen in her wake.

    Elsewhere, Adalind (Claire Coffee) takes measures into her own hands, even if that means forging a dangerous alliance.

    Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner co-star. C. Thomas Howell, Alexis Denisof, and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez also guest star.

    Related Story: Find Some Trouble in these Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.19 - "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen"

    For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.




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    ABC Family Gives a Pilot Order to Paranormal Procedural Stitchers

    Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:00

    ABC Family isn't a network we mention very often around these parts, but news that they've given a pilot order to a "paranormal crime procedural drama" called "Stitchers" caught our attention so we're bringing it to yours!

    Per Deadline, "Stitchers," written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled!"), follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

    Schechter executive produces alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. Production is slated to begin in June.

    Sound intriguing? We'll keep our eyes open for casting updates and more details to see if it warrants further coverage.

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    Learn Some Secrets of Salem and Our Reasons Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Watch the Premiere

    Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:00

    We got a look at the premiere of WGN America's "Salem" a little early and are here to give you an idea of the seductive sorcery the series is offering plus provide a peek behind the scenes at the "Secrets of Salem."

    Witches are hot properties on TV right now, and yes, they are the focus of the show with the horrific Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials ramping up and full-blown mass hysteria just around the corner. But these aren't your garden variety witches, and the storyline encompasses a much darker world than we're used to seeing on network TV.

    In "Salem" there are also demons and wheeling & dealing with the devil, some very strange goings-on with a toad, a seemingly possessed woman being led around town like a rabid dog on a leash - and that's just in the first episode!

    Plus there's nudity and blatant sexuality veering very close to HBO and Showtime standards. Actually, it's classic "almost" nudity, and if you thought Alexandra Daddario's shirt was tenacious in Texas Chainsaw 3D covering up her private parts, wait until you see the tricks they pull in "Salem"!

    It's not just the women who are showing their skin either. The men are just as carnal and apt to be a witch. And corruption runs deep. Fortunately, "Salem" isn't pulling any punches when it comes to portraying the hypocrisy of the church and the townsfolk who were accusing others of witchcraft.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    It may not be completely historically accurate, but just about everyone is a real historical figure like John Alden (Shane West) and Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel), with the recently announced Increase Mather (Stephen Lang) soon joining the fray, and so far it doesn't feel too contemporized. Obvious parallels are made to today's issues, but it doesn't beat you over the head with them. Nor does it take itself too seriously. (But again… that's only "so far" after watching just the pilot so don't blame us if it takes a downward turn like so many promising shows sadly do.)

    The acting is decent overall. He may be a little vanilla, but I've been a fan of West since "Once and Again," and the standout newcomer for me is Ashley Madekwe as Tituba. Plus, it's always great to see Xander Berkeley, who looks fabulous with period-appropriate long hair, by the way (as does West). The costumes, sets, and atmosphere are all quite impressive - and oppressive, just like those Puritanical times.

    So our verdict is yes, you should tune in for the premiere of "Salem"... unless you're only looking for something geared toward the younger crowd. In that case, you probably shouldn't as there isn't a single emo teen or high school dance in sight!

    “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. “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Note that the pilot episode runs a bit over an hour so if you're DVRing it, be sure to add on an extra 10-15 minutes so you don't miss the ending.

    "Salem" Episode 1.01 - "The Vow" (airs 4/20/14)
    John Alden returns from war to discover that the woman he left behind is now married to another man and that his hometown of Salem, Mass., is in the midst of a witch panic in the premiere of this supernatural drama.

    Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.

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

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    Instead of a Sequel to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero a Cabin Fever Remake Is on its Way

    Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:09

    We don't quite know what to think about this news. Back in May of last year, word was that Cabin Fever: Patient Zero would be rebooting the franchise and kicking off a new trilogy. Now things seem to have changed...

    Bloody Disgusting is reporting that sources at Cannes have told them that Indomina will instead put a remake of Eli Roth’s 2002 love-it-or-hate-it original Cabin Fever into production now that Patient Zero is arriving on VOD June 26th and in theatres on August 1st via RLJ/Image Entertainment.

    Evolution Entertainment, which produced the first three Saw films as well as Dead Silence and Death Sentence, will be producing the remake with Cassian Elwes and Evan Astrowsky. It's doubtful Roth will lend much more than his name to this one.

    The original, Roth's directorial debut, is an offbeat horror tale about a group of five college friends on vacation at a remote mountain cabin. After one of the friends contracts a flesh-eating virus, it quickly spreads among them, and their true feelings and personalities emerge as they struggle to survive the virus... and each other.

    We'll have more as it comes.

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    Be an Animal with this Preview of Hannibal Episode 2.09 - Shiizakana

    Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:04

    Although we're not sure "Hannibal" will ever be able to top tonight's #TURDUCKEN insanity, we can't wait to see the powers-that-be try in next week's Episode 2.09, "Shiizakana." Here's a preview of what's ahead.

    "Hannibal" Episode 2.09 - "Shiizakana" (airs 4/25/14; 10-11PM)
    The FBI is called in to investigate the grisly discovery of a truck driver’s body, seemingly torn apart by two separate species of animal working in tandem, neither of which consumed their kill.

    After one of his therapy sessions, Will (Hugh Dancy) meets Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) strange new patient, Margot Verger (Katharine Isabelle). Will and Margot compare notes on Hannibal and his unconventional advice. Continually encouraging his patients to revel in what they are, Hannibal aims to determine Will’s true self by sending him a test, the results of which surprise even Hannibal.

    Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson; guest starring Jeremy Davies.

    For more info visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.

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    Animal Poster Opens WIDE for Chiller

    Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:23

    On the prowl for a new horror poster to gander at while you're waiting for the weekend to kick off? Then check out the first one-sheet for the next Chiller TV original horror flick, Animal, from Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films.

    Animal, which airs later this year on NBCUniversal-owned Chiller after a limited theatrical and VOD run, follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a bloodthirsty predator.

    Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group members put their differences aside and fight for survival.

    Keke Palmer, Amaury Nolasco, Parker Young, Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, and Jeremy Sumpter star.

    Barrymore is an executive producer alongside Flower Films’ Nancy Juvonen and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith, and Thommy Hutson. Hutson and Catherine Trillo penned the script, which is directed by Brett Simmons. Gary J. Tunnicliffe created the creature effects.

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    The First Cut Is the Deepest in Brandon Ford's New Novel Open Wounds

    Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:17

    Brandon Ford is a horror author whose works we've covered and reviewed fairly extensively here at Dread Central so when he dropped us a line with word on his latest project along with the cover art, of course we had to share!

    A twisted and often unsettling glimpse into the mind of an unwitting victim, Open Wounds tells the story of a young girl’s battle to maintain her safety and sanity after she is preyed upon by a savage predator.

    Synopsis:
    The first cut brings a wave of calm that immediately washes over her. The second, an incomparable bliss. The third, euphoria in its purest, most absolute form.

    She finds only the slightest comfort in scrawling the details of her horrific tale onto the pages of a leatherbound diary. But when her living nightmare becomes more than she can bear, the only comfort she finds is beneath the blade of a paring knife. Night after night, she slices into her own tender flesh while praying for some escape from a world filled with anguish and torment.

    Before long those leatherbound pages are dripping with crimson, and soon open wounds become ripples of scar tissue.

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