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The Guest Checks in With a Teaser Trailer

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:32

The first trailer has arrived for The Guest, the latest film from the team behind You're Next, and though it's only a teaser, it's packed with enough awesomeness to get you excited - including a particularly smile-inducing homage to Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Dig it!

You’re Next, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, and A Horrible Way to Die's Adam Wingard is directing from a script by Simon Barrett while Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produce for Snoot Entertainment.

The Guest stars Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” fame, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick (“American Horror Story,” “Intelligence”).

The flick scored itself distribution via Picturehouse, which is planning a September release for The Guest.

The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter, Anna, starts wondering if David is responsible.

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See the Chaos-Filled Second Trailer for Into the Storm

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:24

Sometimes Mother Nature can be the biggest baddie of them all. The new trailer for the found footage flick Into the Storm, directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), illustrates this perfectly; and we have it for ya right here. Dig it!

About Into the Storm
From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Quale is directing the film from a screenplay by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), and Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer, TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).

Quale’s behind-the-scenes creative team consists of several members of his Final Destination 5 roster, including director of photography Brian Pearson, production designer David Sandefur, editor Eric Sears, and composer Brian Tyler, as well as costume designer Kimberly Adams (associate costume designer for the Chronicles of Narnia films).

New Line Cinema production, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken Road production, Into the Storm. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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Exclusive Clip Bound by Flesh

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:00

It was back in 2012 when we first heard about Bound by Flesh, a documentary focusing on the lives of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who were featured in Tod Browning's classic film Freaks. Here we are years later with an exclusive clip and lots more.

From the Press Release
Sundance Selects will open the new documentary BOUND BY FLESH, about conjoined twin superstars Daisy and Violet Hilton, theatrically in Los Angeles on June 27 and on VOD. The award-winning film was directed by Leslie Zemeckis (BEHIND THE BURLY Q).

American sideshows were in fairs, circuses, and carnivals. There were acts such as glass blowers, musicians, and also the freaks. Most freaks just stood there while the audience wandered past. The Hilton sisters, however, were trained to put on a winning performance. They sang, danced, and played a variety of musical instruments. Once they quit the carnival world and started playing vaudeville houses, they made tens of thousands of dollars, setting box office records. They were soon considered “the royalty of vaudeville,” but the exploited twins would see little of their fortunes after the money was pocketed by unscrupulous managers.

BOUND BY FLESH explores the American sideshow, its origins, and its heyday when the Hilton sisters were on display for huge streams of crowds pouring into tents to get a glimpse of these gorgeous multi-talented sisters.

The film includes interviews with Ward Hall, known as the “King of the Sideshow.” He is the last of the sideshow promoters in the style of a P.T. Barnum.

In June, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon will stage a reimagining of the hit musical show SIDE SHOW about the famous sisters as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers. Additionally, AMC recently renewed its popular series "FREAKSHOW."

BOUND BY FLESH is produced, directed, and written by Leslie Zemeckis; produced by Jackie Levine; and executive produced by Robert Zemeckis.

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Fantasia 2014: Second Wave Titles Include New Ju-On Film, Open Windows, Life After Beth, The Drownsman, Let Us Prey, At the Devil's Door, Creep; Tribute to Tobe Hooper

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:55

We're back with more titles heading to the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival as well as a few new images and word on a Lifetime Achievement Award for Tobe Hooper. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:
Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to unveil additional highlights to rev you up for our July 10th Press Conference, where our full 2014 film lineup will be revealed.

Official Closing Film - Abel Ferrara’s WELCOME TO NEW YORK
Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s WELCOME TO NEW YORK, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as BAD LIEUTENANT, KING OF NEW YORK, NEW ROSE HOTEL and the recently re-released MS 45.

WELCOME TO NEW YORK is loosely based on the DSK scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of the bravest performances of his career. Co-starring is the equally sensational Jacqueline Bisset.

Abel Ferrara will be on hand to host this special evening, unveiling his audacious and bold new classic for its first appearance on this continent after explosive bows at Cannes (out of official selection) and Edinburgh.

JU-ON: THE BEGINNING OF THE END to launch its Western haunt in Montreal
Fans of classic J-Horror, rejoice! The curse of Kayoko and Toshio is back! Fantasia will be the site of the International Premiere of JU-ON: THE BEGINNING OF THE END, the anticipated new Japanese production that reboots one of the most successful and terrifying horror franchises of the 21st century in a very wise way: by remaining faithful to the original material.

Director/co-writer Masayuki Ochiai (HYPNOSIS) brings us back to the haunted house and reinstates, slowly but surely, its oppressive atmosphere through a refined and efficient use of mise-en-scene. Co-scripted by none other than Taka Ichise.

A Lifetime Achievement Award For Fear Pioneer Tobe Hooper
In 1974, Austin-based former professor and documentary cameraman Tobe Hooper assembled a team comprised mostly of fellow faculty members and recent students and essentially gave birth to the modern horror film. Viscerally frightening, bursting with dark social commentary and an even darker sense of humour that would become one of Hooper’s staples, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE remains a seminal work in American cinema. The influence it had on the genre landscape was transformative.

In the years that followed, Tobe Hooper reshaped what televised horror could be with his terrifying mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s "SALEM’S LOT" and was an architect of the trend of blockbuster supernatural horrors with which to traumatize entire families with POLTERGEIST. His ensuing list of individualistic genre film accomplishments is considerable, and today, at the age of 71, he continues to explore the fantastic with vigour. From his bold themes and Grand Guignol sensibilities to his brilliant use of close-ups, cutting and sound, Tobe Hooper’s approach to storytelling is daring, singular and ferociously cinematic. It’s impossible to imagine what the genre might be like today had this imaginative professor simply stayed on campus.

We are proud to be presenting Tobe Hooper with a Lifetime Achievement Award on the 40th anniversary of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, in front of the Canadian premiere of the film’s stunning new 4K restoration.

A Subterranean New Section in our Programming
Fantasia is proud to announce the creation of a new section in our programming: Fantasia Underground, dedicated to showcasing outrageous indie outsider visions created in the counter-cultural spirit that we associate with classic underground film works. For its inaugural edition, Fantasia Underground will sport four features from Canada, Japan, and the USA, three of them World Premieres.

USA Dir: Andres Torres
A return to the kind of classic New York Underground filmmaking that the city no longer produces, oozing with unusual characters, seedy situations and subversive sleaze as we follow a borderline autistic hot dog vendor’s journey into photography and criminality. A blackly funny social grenade evocative of early Paul Morrissey, Andy Milligan and Richard Kern. World Premiere.

Canada Dir: Matt O’Mahoney
An underground comic artist mocks the wrong mobster and loses his drawing hand in retribution. The artist may be silenced, but the severed appendage returns, to continue drawing comics on its own - and commit some seriously bloody acts of vengeance! A splatter horror comedy about freedom of expression that’s as touching as it is profane. World Premiere.

Japan Dir: Hisayasu Sato
A seemingly mundane high-school bullying drama builds into a cathartic and absurd farce of excessive, bloody, colourful revenge and retribution, care of underground cinema legend Hisayasu Sato (NAKED BLOOD, LOVE & LOATHING LULU & AYANO), co-scripted by Shinji Imaoka (of the demented pinku musical UNDERWATER LOVE). A poignant and strange social critique of girl-on-girl violence and institutional abuse at large. North American Premiere.

USA Dir: Bennet Jones
An international Europop star is holed up with his manager at a secret Los Angeles location after a fatwa has been taken out on his head. Hysterically funny lines are deadpanned into instant immortality, rough animation, lo-fi psychedelia, catchy electropop and the odd burst of eccentric action collide to make this a microbudget work truly unlike anything else on the planet. World Premiere.

Additional Second Wave Highlights
AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR (formerly titled HOME)

USA Dir: Nicholas McCarthy
The maker of THE PACT returns with a nightmarish work that jumps decades and narrative paths, brilliantly juggling mood-drenched atmospheric dread and visceral bursts of horror, telling the tale of a young real estate agent (Catalina Sandino Moreno) asked to sell a house with uniquely diabolical history. Official Selection: SXSW, New Zealand International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

Spain-USA Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
Offered a chance to spy on his it-girl fixation (Sasha Grey), fan-site webmaster Nick (Elijah Wood) is drawn into in a sinister, voyeuristic plot. An ever-surprising, Hitchcock-inspired mind-bender from genius trickster-director Nacho Vigalondo that breaks all kinds of storytelling ground in exciting ways. Canadian Premiere.

USA Dir: Bill Plympton
Tipping his fedora a touch to film noir and romantic revenge thrillers, Bill Plympton, the Oscar-nominated one-man army of American indie animation, delivers a screwball sex-farce cartoon for more-or-less-grown-ups. Adored at Slamdance, awarded jury prizes at Annecy and Gijún, CHEATIN’ is yet another gem in Plympton’s brilliant filmography. Canadian Premiere.

USA Dir: Billy Senese
The first successful cloning of a human pulls a brilliant genetic scientist into the center of volatile battle between science and religion in this unique reinterpretation of the Frankenstein story that’s equal parts philosophical science-fiction/horror and paranoid thriller. Hypnotically cinematic and evocative of early Cronenberg, this is a fiercely intelligent knockout of a feature debut from award-winning short filmmaker Billy Senese (THE SUICIDE TAPES). International Premiere.

USA Dir: Patrick Brice
This collaboration among director Patrick Brice, producer Jason Blum (INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) and the ubiquitous co-writer/co-producer/co-star Mark Duplass (BAGHEAD, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED) is unlike any horror work you’ll see this year, a major film event on the tiniest of budgets and a shockingly effective genre hybrid, riding on two excellent performances. Official Selection: SXSW, Tribeca. Canadian Premiere.

UK Dir: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp
A fascinating, hallucinatory documentary on plasmodial slime mold - a unique and bizarre organism, worthy of the weirdest science fiction, inviting profound reflections on intelligence, engineering, social dynamics, and the intersection of art and science. Enriching the otherworldly atmosphere is an appropriately subtle yet unsettling score by post-rock icon Jim O’Rourke (Tortoise, Sonic Youth, UNITED RED ARMY). One of the most astonishing films you’ll see anywhere this year, co-directed by polyvalent artist Tim Grabham and Midnight Eye co-creator Jasper Sharp. World Premiere.

Japan Dir: Tsukasa Kishimoto
Jaw-dropping dance numbers, a flood of jokes amongst the funniest you’ll see all year and eye-popping action scenes are all part of DANCING KARATE KID, an off-the-chain action-comedy blending martial arts and musical moves. Official Selection: Hawaii International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

Canada Dir: Joseph O'Brien
“The road will never let you go…” A trio of criminals transporting two captives through the desert takes a wrong turn onto a stretch of blacktop traversing into supernatural territory. A fully committed combination of road/crime saga and supernatural terror that marks the feature debut of longtime Rue Morgue Magazine contributor O’Brien. World Premiere.

Canada Dir: Chad Archibald
A washing machine, the bathroom sink, even a puddle on the floor - only a few drops and the hideous Drownsman can pull you down into his watery hell! A new twist on the classic horror-movie stalker scenario, from the Canadian genre genies that brought you ANTISOCIAL and NEVERLOST. World Premiere.

USA Dir: Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkle
A multitude of “fight ministries” combine Christianity and mixed martial arts. By turns shocking, touching and even inspirational, FIGHT CHURCH is unlike any sports-oriented documentary you’ve ever seen. Directors Daniel Junge (Academy Award-winner SAVING FACE) and Bryan Storkle (HOLY ROLLERS: THE TRUE STORY OF CARD COUNTING CHRISTIANS), keep the film even-handed and compelling. WINNER: Grand Jury Prize, Boston Independent Film Festival. International Premiere.

UK Dir: Lenny Abrahamson
An aspiring musician falls in with a band of art-rock weirdos whose enigmatic frontman (Michael Fassbender) never removes his giant plaster head. Co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, FRANK hits all the right notes as it examines the fine arts of fame and failure. A major hit at this year’s Sundance, SXSW and Calgary Underground Film Festivals. Quebec Premiere.

Hong Kong Dir: Wong Jin
The King of Cool, Chow Yun-Fat, is back in a signature role he made famous in the classic GOD OF GAMBLERS (seen way back at Fantasia Year One!). A royal flush of comical action madness in Wong Jing’s trademark Hong Kong style, co-starring Nicholas Tse and Chapman To. Canadian Premiere.

Japan Dir: Yosuke Fujita
One part quirky slapstick absurdity and two parts poignant character study, FUKU-CHAN is the feel good, laugh-out-loud indie comedy hit of this year’s fest, mixing humour and pathos in the way only fan-favourite Yosuke Fujita (FINE, TOTALLY FINE) can. Official Selection: Frankfurt Nippon Connection Festival, New York Asian Film Festival. Canadian Premiere

New Zealand Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Fresh, fun and frightening, this wonderfully inventive comedy/horror from New Zealand launched at SXSW and emerged on many critics’ lists as one of the top discoveries of the festival. It deconstructs conventional formulas of haunted house narratives and surprises with left-field twists that will leave you joyously slack-jawed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Stars Morgana O'Reilly and Rima Te Wiata. Canadian Premiere.

Sweden Dir: Felix Herngren
A pitch-perfect picaresque adventure laced with loads of decidedly Scandinavian black humour, Jonas Jonasson’s 2009 novel quickly became a Swedish bestseller and has since sold over three million copies worldwide. Felix Herngren has struck gold with his brisk, witty, wisely assembled big-screen adaptation starring comedian/actor Robert Gustafsson, who captures Karlsson’s character through so many stages of his tumultuous existence. Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

SOUTH KOREA Dir: Um Tae-hwa
“Koolkidneyz” and “Manboobs” take their online feud into the real world. INGTOOGI is a deep dive into the national geek consciousness of South Korea, an upbeat outsider comedy that evolves into a truly heartfelt story of alienation and loss. Writer/Director Um Tae-hwa shed a dark light on the social media generation in a very promising first feature. International Premiere

Norway-Sweden-Denmark Dir: Hans Petter Moland
“A father must avenge his son.” These words, spoken often on film, have yet to be answered with more darkly comic consequences than in this violent pitch-black comedy from director Hans Petter Moland (A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN), reteaming the filmmaker with the great Stellan Skarsgard. A key standout at the Berlin and Tribeca film festivals, this is the must-see European action thriller of the year. Canadian Premiere.

Japan Dir: Takashi Murakami
A lively celebration of the Japanese pop-culture tropes that feed the Superflat sensibility of pop-art superstar Takashi Murakami, his JELLYFISH EYES is also a heartfelt critique of Japan’s institutions in the era of Fukushima. This is a gorgeous and enchanting family friendly film with an edge that makes it a must see for film lovers of all ages. Official Selection: Sitges Film Festival. Canadian Premiere

USA Dir: David Zellner
A lonely Tokyo office worker seeks the Minnesotan loot cache from FARGO in one of this year’s most beautifully unusual films. Quirky and melancholic, funny and haunting with enchanting traces of the surreal, anchored by a mesmerizing lead performance from the extraordinary Rinko Kikuchi, KUMIKO is the latest miracle from award-winning US indie heroes David and Nathan Zellner. Official Selection: Sundance, Berlin. Canadian Premiere.

South Korea Dir: Yoon Jong-bin
In a time of turmoil and tyranny, a band of outlaws rises against the nobility. From the director of NAMELESS GANGSTER, a rough and ruthless adventure epic with a universal theme - righteous fury in the face of deep injustice with a stellar cast featuring Ha Jung-woo (THE CHASER) and Gang Dong-won (HAUNTERS). Quebec Premiere

Ireland-UK Dir: Brian O’Malley
An isolated, understaffed police station becomes a fortress of horror in this atmospheric and ultra-violent Irish chiller, which unfolds like an especially sinister "TWILIGHT ZONE" episode crash-landed into hell. Stars Pollyanna McIntosh, Liam Cunningham and Douglas Russell. Winner of the Melies D’argent at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. North American Premiere.

USA Dir: Jeff Baena
The assured directorial debut of I HEART HUCKABEES co-screenwriter Jeff Baena is a brilliantly cast, howlingly funny heartbreaker of love and undeath that poignantly utilizes the zombie mythos to explore the difficulties of letting go when relationships change. A standout selection at this year’s Sundance and New Zealand International Film Festival, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser and Matthew Gray Gubler. Canadian Premiere.

Hong Kong Dir: Lee Kung Lok
Fresh from the international festival rounds in Hong Kong, New York and Udine, this hairy beast finally comes to the country of the beaver with a hardcore vengeance. This stand-alone satire sequel written by Hong Kong’s funniest writers, Chan Hing- Kar (BREAKING NEWS) and Ho Miu-Kei, mercilessly pokes fun at the adult industry, celebrity and Asian culture on all fours while retaining a socially relevant subtext. Canadian Premiere.

South Korea Dir: Lee Jeong-beom
In the tradition of Luc Besson’s THE PROFESSIONAL and and John Woo’s THE KILLER, a guilt-wracked assassin sides with his target in the hotly anticipated new film from Lee Jeong-beom (THE MAN FROM NOWHERE), a whirlwind of furious action scenes. Quebec Premiere

USA Dir: Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch
Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan and Pat Healy star in this horrific tale of an aspiring actress unhinging herself by plunging headlong into the demeaning depths of Tinseltown. A chilling examination of the grisly fallout when a soul-corrupting industry seizes upon a soul that has already begun to fester from the inside. A hit at the Stanley Film Festival, winner of the Director's Choice Award at the Boston Underground Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

Germany Dir: Maximilian Erlenwein
Eric (Jürgen Vogel) is a gentle giant leading a calm, quiet life, until a dark past he doesn’t remember catches up with him. An intimate dramatic crime thriller that gradually distorts into an absolute monster that plays with assaulting ferocity, this stunningly directed powerhouse co-stars Moritz Bleibtreu. Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. North American Premiere.

USA Dir: Onur Tukel
Its cup bleeding over with inspired writing, exhilaratingly sharp comedic performances, hyper-unconventional sex scenes and an oddball sense of grunge poetry, this film is an absolute revelation. Writer/director/editor/star Onur Turkel has created one of the most individualistic vampire works we’ve seen in a very long time and also one of the most blazingly entertaining. An adored breakout at Tribeca, SUMMER OF BLOOD will be the Closing Film of our Camera Lucida section. Canadian Premiere.

India Dir: Anurag Kashyap
An actor’s young daughter is kidnapped in this unforgettable, gut-churning thriller from India, the polar opposite of the usual colourful Bollywood fare. A crushing urban noir — the title of which is to be take very literally. An official selection in last year’s Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes, UGLY is finally going to be shown in Canada. Canadian Premiere.

USA Dir: Gregg Araki
Indie cinema icon Gregg Araki surprises again with his elegant adaptation of Laura Kasischke’s novel, capturing the trials of passage to adulthood with this dark, emotionally authentic suburban mystery, starring Shailene Woodley as a teen whose mother (Eva Green) has vanished. Official Selection: Sundance. Canadian Premiere.

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival runs July 17 to August 5, 2014. For more info visit the official Fantasia 2014 website.

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Victor Garcia's Gallows Hill Becomes The Damned and Gets New Poster

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:30

IFC's latest acquisition, Victor Garcia's Gallows Hill (Encerrada), starring The Twilight Saga's Peter Facinelli, has gotten itself a brand new name and a poster to go along with it! Look for The Damned on VOD platforms July 25 and in select theaters August 29.

Sophia Myles and Nathalia Ramos co-star. Written by Richard D’Ovidio (Thirteen Ghosts), the story follows an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter, Jill (Ramos).

A widower takes his children on a trip to their mother’s Colombian hometown. En route, the family are involved in an accident and take refuge in a secluded inn, where they free a girl locked in a basement and set in motion a terrifying sequence of events.

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A Hollow Trailer Arrives with English Subtitles

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:04

Next month the Vietnamese will have something new as the new spooker Hollow (aka Đoạt Hồn) will be haunting local theatres in the land that has brought us so many yummy dishes like Tamarind beef! Sorry... mind drifting... hungry... in any event... read on for a trailer.

From director Directed by Ham Tran, Hollow (Đoạt Hồn) will be opening on July 19th.

A 6-year-old girl falls into a river and drowns. One week later, her uncle, a police captain, travels to a remote village to claim her corpse, only to find that the girl is very much alive. He brings her home, but does not tell her parents that she was found dead. Strange things begin to happen as her family discovers that she is possessed.

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Official Details Check In for The Walking Dead Season 4

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:55

AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 4 is coming home, as always, in three different editions - DVD, Blu-ray, and Collector's Edition Blu-ray featuring another round of packaging to die for. Read on for the newly announce official details and more!

From the Press Release
August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition, when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on August 26th. Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray™ release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes seen for the first time!

Another “Walking Dead” home entertainment release tradition, started with the Season 2 Blu-ray™ set, is the unique concept packaging by renowned collectibles creator McFarlane Toys. Following in the “shuffling” footsteps of Season 2’s “Walker Head” and Season 3’s “Walker Aquarium,” THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in a Blu-ray™ limited edition “Tree Walker” package. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray™ limited edition.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” enjoyed its most popular season to date, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49. Whether evading walkers, resisting a super flu outbreak, escaping the fall of their temporary prison haven and desperately searching for a sanctuary called Terminus, the on-going story of a group of survivors under the protective watch and leadership of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Dr. Herschel Greene (Scott Wilson) continues to capture viewers’ imaginations on a global scale.

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).

Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on

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Robert Englund Teases The Last Showing

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:47

The first official teaser trailer in promotion of Robert Englund's latest endeavor into evil, The Last Showing, is here; and it is rocking a nice malevolent feel. We dig it! Will you? Check it out and let us know!

The Philm Company is the company behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks, entirely on location in the northwest of England.

Cult horror actor Robert Englund (pictured; A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star. Phil Hawkins directs.

When a life-long projectionist (Englund) is made redundant, he looks to exact his vengeance on a generation that no longer requires his skills. He traps a couple inside his multiplex cinema and manipulates them into becoming characters in a horror film being captured by CCTV cameras.

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New Images, Clips, and Preview of the Penny Dreadful Season Finale Episode 1.08 - Grand Guignol

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:35

The first season of "Penny Dreadful" is winding down next weekend, and we can't wait to see the latest incarnation of a "Grand Guignol"... "Dreadful" style!

A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. As we learned earlier this month, Showtime has already renewed the series for a second season consisting of 10 episodes.

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"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.08 - "Grand Guignol (airs 6/29/14)
Season 1 ends with Vanessa (Green) and Sir Malcolm (Dalton) facing their worst nightmares.

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The Purge: Anarchy - New Trailer, Discounted Movie Tickets, and MORE!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:34

All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters; and right now we have all sorts of goodies on tap to help you prep for the must kill event of the year!

Click here for a limited time offer in which you can Purge $2 off your advance ticket purchase and then Purge the Lies here for some viral goodies!

The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.

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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.

Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).

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Morgan Freeman Goes Through the Wormhole to Talk a Real-Life Zombie Apocalypse

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:22

This week Science Channel's Emmy-nominated series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" returns for its fifth season with a look at a potential real-life zombie apocalypse. Yes, Morgan Freeman and zombies in one program. Read on for details about the must-see show!

Titled "Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?," the series' fifth season premiere airs on Wednesday, June 25th, at 10pm ET/PT. Check out the official synopsis for the episode below along with some short preview clips.

The eight-episode fifth season of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" also covers such controversial topics as could poverty be genetic and how to crush a superpower.

It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: They’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?

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Short Documentary Tells True Story Behind Deliver Us From Evil

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:09

As you're probably aware, upcoming horror flick Deliver Us from Evil was inspired by the real-life story of retired NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie, who also worked as a demonologist. Needless to say, he's seen his fair share of horrifying shit with those accounts serving as the basis for the film.

In a short 15-minute documentary that's just come our way courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Sarchie opens up about some of those bizarre cases and even shares chilling footage of a 1992 exorcism.

Check out the documentary, which is a nice little primer for the film, below!

Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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Get a Peek of the Weeks Ahead in True Blood Season 7

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:08

Following up last night's premiere of "True Blood" Season 7, HBO has released a super-sized preview of what's ahead before the show reaches its true death. The question beckons: Does anyone care anymore?

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Episode 7.02 - “I Found You” (air date 6/29/14)
A trio of hostages taken in the attack look to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps.

Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past.

Vince (Brett Rickaby) whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place. Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Heads Down the Chimney

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:59

One of the all-time best years for the horror genre was 1984, which saw the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Gremlins and Ghostbusters.

On the very same day that Elm Street came out, so too did the holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which has just been dated for a Blu-ray release!

As we spotted over on, Silent Night, Deadly Night will get the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray treatment on September 16th. This will mark the very first time the film has been released on Blu-ray, after a fairly troubled home video history, which has seen every DVD release of the film going out of print.

In the controversial Christmas horror flick, young Billy goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, after his parents are murdered and he's forced to stay at an orphanage where he's abused by the evil Mother Superior.

No word yet on the bonus features that will be included on the disc, nor has box art been revealed. Of course, we'll keep you posted as we learn more about this long-awaited Blu-ray release.

In the meantime, drop us a comment below and tell us your favorite scene from the film. Personally, I can't wait to see Linnea Quigley hung up on those deer antlers, in high-def!

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New Stills Provide Another Look at UK Thriller White Settlers

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:55

On tap for you today is another look at the upcoming UK horror flick White Settlers, which premiered at Cannes and stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh. No word yet on a release date, but this gallery of tasty images should tide you over until we learn more. Dig in!

White Settlers, directed by the Grimmfest film festival's head honcho Simeon Halligan, is a tense, nightmarish tale of a couple who escape from the fast-paced life of London to live in a remote cottage in Scotland. But, as they soon find out, they are far from welcome.

Written by Ian Fenton, the film also stars Lee Williams ("The Tudors") and Joanne Mitchell (Before Dawn).

It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is; come sunset they fall in love all over again as they wander in the beautiful Scottish landscape. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate, and quickly the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong here. And they’re certainly not welcome…

While we wait for a release date, head over to the official White Settlers website to learn more about the film!

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Exclusive: Clif Prowse and Derek Lee Talk Afflicted and Their New Projects

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00

Just when you think the found footage boat has officially set sail, another flick comes along that reminds you why this sub-genre can be awesome. Derek Lee and Clif Prowse's truly killer vampire flick Afflicted (review) is just such a film, and we recently spoke with them about it!

The thing about a good found footage movie, first and foremost, is that it has to feel real. Once a false note is hit, the illusion is broken and the experience is ruined. We asked the duo how they approached this fact.

"For us it was about never breaking the illusion," says Lee. "If we managed to sell over the top in the found footage genre and people bought it? That is super gratifying. We were so hard on our selves to not break it. That final fight scene of the film, we would have way preferred to shoot that scene traditionally! I mean, come on! Two vampires kicking the shit out of each other? But in order to keep things moving and stay true to the sub-genre, we just had to suck it up. I'll tell you this though... our next movie will not be found footage as we are SO tired of living within the rules of it! *Laughs*"

"The part of a found footage movie that always drives me crazy is - Why is the camera still rolling? And why is it still pointing directly at what I want it to be looking at?" Lee continues. "That's why we came up with the idea to have our characters wearing strap-on cameras while filming their documentary. It enabled our characters to just let the camera roll even while they were doing other things. That technique would allow to have a scene like when the vampire is fighting a SWAT team so you wouldn't have to worry about why it was filming. It kept you in the thick of it!"

So was the plan for Afflicted to always be a found footage film?

"When we were initially coming up with the idea to make a movie... no," says Lee. "We wanted to make a movie using the amount of money that we could raise ourselves to be its budget. We decided on a film about vampires, which are normally very romanticized, and then completely reinterpret it documentary style through our lenses. We wondered... what would this look like it if actually happened in reality? That's what made Derek's transformation into a vampire exciting to us."

Vampires are a tricky set of creatures to work with as there are many different mythologies that they adhere to. We asked the guys how they approached their mythology and the reasoning behind the choices they made.

"We just cherry-picked what we wanted," Lee explained. "We wanted to take something that is fantasy and shine a realistic light on it. We wondered what would this creature be like if it really existed? So we got rid of things like turning into mist and being able to control rats, etc. We replaced those traits with everything that would make it feel like an Alpha Hunter. There's a true diseased feel to the plight of Derek that we approached sort of like a drug addiction model. The idea was if the vampire did not get enough blood, it would cause withdrawal. Those physical and psychological consequences would push the creature to hunt more."

Found footage films work by their own set of rules. We were curious if it limited the filmmakers to not achieving everything they wanted to do.

"Shooting found footage style gave us the opportunity to do everything that we wanted to do," Prowse says with a laugh. "Seriously, it was incredibly liberating. For instance, if we couldn't afford to do something, we just won't film it, but we can hear it and sense what's going on. That was a cool thing that enabled us to play with the context of a scene. There are instances in the film that if we had shot them traditionally, it would have been 20 times more expensive... things that were only possible because we shot it found footage."

"Totally," Lee chimes in. "We could have Clif holding up his camera and film things that you'd normally see on a YouTube travelogue, and then all of a sudden somebody punches through a rock and it feels more real because we filmed it the way that we did. Seeing that same idea filmed from a crane shot or a crazy dolly wouldn't have been as impactful."

"I remember talking to Chris [Ferguson], our producer, who would NEVER tell us no, says Prowse. "One day I was like, 'Hey, Chris, I really want Derek the vampire to run through a wall... can we do that?' Chris was like, 'Well... I guess so. Let me see what I can do.' So we came up with a simple shot. We had a stuntman run into a piece of scored drywall that was rigged with explosives. Because it was found footage and you didn't need to see the apparatus all around it, we had a guy literally run through a wall! That was such a fun day! We were all like, 'Hey, we got to do exactly what we asked for! How weird is that?' *Laughs*

So now we were wondering... is there a sequel in the works?

As Chris likes to say, if the fans ask for it... actually cared enough to want that... we'd do it. We do have some sequel ideas, but we don't want to dive directly back into this world and found footage immediately. The sequel would have to be found footage or we'd be sabotaging our fan base," Lee said.

What about any other future projects?

Lee revealed, "We're working on a couple of scripts right now... one is like a dark Bourne Identity style action movie without any horror elements, and the other one is actually an action movie set in a horror movie universe. Both of them will be shot in a far more cinematic style. When you watch Afflicted and then see our next movies, hopefully you'll be blown away by the fact that the same guys made them."

Afflicted Release Details
The award-winning, critically acclaimed horror thriller AFFLICTED spreads terror on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 1st, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. AFFLICTED tells the chilling tale of two best friends whose documented journey around the world takes a horrifying turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Written, directed, and co-starring breakthrough filmmaking duo Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, this excitingly original entry in the found-footage horror genre took home awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Horror Feature category) at the 2013 FantasticFest, in addition to awards of recognition at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen deleted scenes as well as two fascinating featurettes. “Afflicted: Behind the Scenes” takes fans on set for an inside look at the making of this new found footage horror favorite, and “Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump” features the filmmakers on how they utilized a creative mix of practical stunt work and visual effects to pull off one of the film’s more jaw-dropping action sequences.

AFFLICTED was produced by Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky. Executive producers are Jason Dowdeswell, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Stuart Ford, and Zak Pashak.

The film has a run time of about 85 minutes and has been rated R for disturbing, bloody violence and language.

Special Features
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.

Special Features

  • "Afflicted: Behind the Scenes"
  • "Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump"
  • Deleted Scenes

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    Win a Pretty Bitchin' Wolf Creek 2 Prize Package

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00

    The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is getting ready to hit Blu-ray and DVD, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a contest for you to die for! We're giving away a theatrical poster and the prequel novels (Wolf Creek: Origin, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game), which were all signed by Greg McLean, along with a Blu-ray!

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at 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 July 7th.

    Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.

    Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

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    Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.

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    San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Entertainment Earth Adds Some Color to Your Twilight Zone and Game of Thrones Collections

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:30

    Entertainment Earth is starting to unveil the exclusives they'll be bringing to the 2014 SDCC, and first out of the gate is Bif Bang Pow!'s new line of six colored "Twilight Zone" 3-3/4-inch action figures.

    In addition, we have a look at Artisan Designs' "Game of Thrones" Dragon Egg Prop Replica Set. After that finale with its Harryhausen-esque skeleton warriors, plus the previously revealed cannibals and White Walkers, we'd say there's plenty in "GoT" for the horror crowd, including this impressive set!

    Just click any of the individual item links for more details, including pre-ordering info from EE.

    Attending the show? Be sure to visit Entertainment Earth at San Diego Comic-Con, July 24-27. They'll be in Booth #2343, hosting celebrity signings, photo opportunities, convention exclusives, product debuts, and first-look prototypes.

    "Twilight Zone" Gremlin 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers The Gremlin, that horrifying creature from the memorable episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" that starred William Shatner.

    "Twilight Zone" Bob Wilson 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers Bob Wilson, the nervous airline passenger who sees that hideous creature on the wing in the memorable episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" that starred William Shatner. He brings a gun accessory, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Kanamit 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 4 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hip. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it stands about 4-1/2 inches tall and offers the Kanamit, a considerably covert character set on adding mankind to his menu of delectable dishes in the rather disturbing episode "To Serve Man" from 1962. He brings a cookbook accessory, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Henry Bemis 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers badgered book lover Henry Bemis, the nearsighted bank clerk from the memorable episode "Time Enough at Last" that starred Burgess Meredith. He brings two book accessories, too!

    "Twilight Zone" Talky Tina 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it stands about 2 inches tall and offers Talky Tina, star of "Living Doll," one of the most spine-chilling episodes ever aired, which also starred Telly Savalas. But don't worry; she's only a 2-inch tall action figure… or is she?

    "Twilight Zone" Invader 3-3/4-Inch Figure In Color - This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 4 points of articulation: shoulders and hips. In color and 3-3/4-inch scale, it offers the Invader, one of those "tiny beings from the tiny place called Earth" in the memorable episode "The Invaders" that starred Agnes Moorhead. He brings and can hold two light stick accessories that glow in the dark, too!

    "Game of Thrones" Dragon Egg Prop Replica - Set in a wooden box with gold Targaryen sigil and gold satin lining, this is a numbered limited edition of only 500 pieces. It features three (3) dragon egg prop replicas. They come in a collectible wooden box that's lined with gold satin, features a gold Targaryen sigil on top, and is engraved with the edition number on the bottom. A certificate of authenticity hand-signed by the artist is also included.

    You may not be the Mother of Dragons, but you can be a serious collector with this exceptional Entertainment Earth exclusive. This unique set of three resin replicas of the dragon eggs used on the actual set includes Rhaegal, Viserion, and Drogon. The exquisitely detailed eggs fit nicely into their handcrafted, gold satin-lined wooden case and can be latched safely away. Put them on display, play with them, or keep them perfectly protected. Whichever option you choose, it's clear that you're the biggest "Game of Thrones" fan around!

    Each egg measures 3 inches tall x 2-1/4 inches wide, while the wooden box measures 9-3/4 inches wide x 5 inches long x 4 inches tall. Together, they weigh over 2 pounds!

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    Be a Lucky Bastard and Win Lucky Bastard on DVD

    Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:00

    The much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is coming home to DVD on July 1st so you know what that means! Yep, it's time to win a copy on DVD from us! Read on for details.

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

    This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on July 3rd.

    Lucky Bastard stars Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace), Jay Paulson ("Mad Men"), and Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine 3D).

    See what happens when the adult film industry and “found footage” mix in the indie horror-thriller Lucky Bastard when it becomes available on DVD July 1st.

    When the adult website "Lucky Bastard" runs a contest giving the winner a night with a famous porn star, the outcome turns from fantasy to horror in a deadly nightmare no one could possibly have expected.

    LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

    At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

    The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

    LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

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    The Frightening Truth About Steven Seagal's Career

    Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:28

    Steven Seagal has made only one horror movie to date, and that was 2009's Against the Dark, in which he had a cameo that found him beating off vampires. Yet, here at Dread Central we've been known to cover the world of the bizarre and the paranormal. You're about to learn something about Seagal that is beyond bizarre...

    Did you ever notice the strangest thing about Seagal movie titles is that they tell a story in order of their release? No? Check IMDb if you don't believe. Sit back, dear reader, and allow me to take you on a strange trip filled with action, madmen, and revenge.

    Steven Seagal was ABOVE THE LAW, but he was too HARD TO KILL so now he's been MARKED FOR DEATH by Jamaicans who are OUT FOR JUSTICE. Can he live while UNDER SIEGE and ON DEADLY GROUND? Could you survive while UNDER SIEGE 2? It was time for him to make an EXECUTIVE DECISION about THE GLIMMER MAN. There's a FIRE DOWN BELOW and only Seagal, THE PATRIOT that he is, can heal the EXIT WOUNDS left in his TICKER. Despite being HALF PAST DEAD, THE FOREIGNER who was OUT FOR A KILL emerged from the BELLY OF THE BEAST.

    His name was CLEMENTINE.

    Safety was OUT OF REACH for Seagal, but still... he walked INTO THE SUN until he was SUBMERGED into the Pacific Ocean by a threat unknown. "TODAY YOU DIE," yelled Clementine as the BLACK DAWN rose. But Steven is a MERCENARY FOR JUSTICE, a SHADOW MAN, an ATTACK FORCE all his own! His FLIGHT OF FURY would unleash some cold hard URBAN JUSTICE as he PISTOL WHIPPED the man whose true motivation was to stop the filming of THE ONION MOVIE. Seagal hit the KILL SWITCH and found himself AGAINST THE DARK.

    DRIVEN TO KILL by a need to administer justice, Seagal headed out to take care of a new half-robotic enemy known as THE KEEPER, A DANGEROUS MAN with a MACHETE, who was BORN TO RAISE HELL. It was time for this clown to experience the SHEEP IMPACT of Seagal's "TRUE JUSTICE." It was with MAXIMUM CONVICTION and an unbelievable FORCE OF EXECUTION that Seagal disposed of his CYBORG NEMESIS.

    A GOOD MAN until the very end, thanks to his ability to get his GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, Seagal has finally found ABSOLUTION.

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